Saturday, May 12, marks the 26th anniversary of America's largest single day of giving—the National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The drive is in partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, National Rural Letter Carriers' Association, Valpak, United Way, AFL-CIO, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, AARP Foundation, Capital Area Food Bank and other partners.
North Greenville University freshman Millie Klefsaas cleared a personal best 12-feet, 8.75 inches to finish fourth at the May 5 Tennessee Challenge in Knoxville, Tenn. That height vaulted Klefsaas, a Staples-Motley High School graduate, into the top 10 nationally. Klefsaas also earned Conference Carolina's Women's Outdoor All-Conference honors. She was one of four North Greenville athletes to earn the honor. Klefsaas defended her indoor title by winning the pole vault at the outdoor conference championship. She also finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in 14.97.
Brainerd police DISTURBANCES—Report at 8:01 p.m. Monday of a verbal domestic dispute in a vehicle on South Ninth Street. Officers were unable to locate vehicle. Report at 8:14 p.m. Sunday of a loud verbal disturbance in the area of Southeast 14th and Pine streets. Officers located people involved who were yelling at each other and they agreed to stop and separate. Report at 6:19 p.m. Friday of a verbal argument at Oak and South Eighth streets.
An entrepreneurial spirit, combined with organizational skills and a major work ethic, are behind a college student's internship as she creates summer jobs in the lakes area. And it all revolves around paint. Look for the story in Sunday's business section.
The Brainerd FFA hosted its Chapter Banquet Saturday, May 5, at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd. More than 100 members and supporters attended the banquet.
Crow Wing County residents continue to describe themselves in good to excellent health, but the feeling could be deceiving.
Despite decreases in lung cancer mortality rates among the general U.S. population, lung cancer remains one of the most prevalent malignancies among American Indians in Minnesota. Aiming to address this disparity, scientists from the University of Minnesota are teaming up with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in Onamia to investigate aspects of lung cancer and nicotine metabolism from commercial tobacco use that may be unique to the American Indian populations in Minnesota.
Baxter police SUSPICIOUS—Report at 1:51 a.m. Monday of a suspicious vehicle at Whipple Beach Park, 14441 Oakwood Drive. Officer made contact and told people they violated curfew. Report at 7:32 p.m. Sunday of a person going house to house on Forest Drive asking for a specific person. Officer located person who was intoxicated and was transported to St. Cloud detox.
A proposal to allow anglers on Leech Lake in northwestern Minnesota more opportunity to keep walleye starting in 2019 will be up for consideration by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
BAXTER—A Stomp the Stigma 5K is scheduled June 10 at Forestview Middle School in Baxter. The race's mission is to raise money for mental health awareness in the Brainerd lakes area. Money raised at this event will benefit the Lighthouse Project. Register for the race that begins at 9 a.m. at https://tinyurl.com/stompstigma . Cost is $30 if registered by May 25 or $45 after May 26.