Friday Night High School Football Scores
Albany 40, Milaca 38
Barnesville/Rothsay 40, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 7
Brainerd 21, St. Cloudy Apollo 2
Cromwell 28, Isle 14
Crosby-Ironton 50, Rush City 27
Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 40, Park Rapids 7
East Grand Forks 29, Crookston 22
Fergus Falls 25, Bemidji 12
Floodwood 34, Nevis 14
Frazee 33, Lake Of The Woods 19
Mesabi East 33, Onamia 0
Mora 30, Foley 29
Perham 14, Pequot Lakes 7
Pierz 43, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 0
Pine River-Backus 20, Blackduck 7
Red Lake Falls 42, Cass Lake-Bena 14
St. Cloud Tech 49, Little Falls 17
Staples-Motley 32, Wadena-Deer Creek 0
Upsala/Swanville 34, Pillager 0
Verndale 56, Hillcrest Lutheran 12
Voter Pre-registration Deadline Approaches
Deborah Erickson, Crow Wing County Auditor, reminds residents who are not registered to vote or who have changed residences since last election, that October 14 is the last day to register in advance for the General Election to be held on November 4. The Auditor's office is located in the historic Courthouse in downtown brainerd on the 2nd floor and is open from 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday. You may also register at the polls, but you must furnish proof of residence at that time. For more information, call 218-824-1045.
Gospel Concert Happening in Nisswa this Saturday
The eighth annual "Good News Gospel Concert" is happening at the Lutheran Church of the Cross this Saturday night, September 27th, at 7pm in Nisswa. Organizer, Keith Haggestad, told K-Lakes' News its going to be an evening chock-full of entertainment, including the Harmony Engineers, the LLC Senior Choir, vocal soloist Sharon Taute, the Cross Town Group, and a special appearance by Minnie Bell and Mama. Admission is free. . .with a free-will offering to be taken to pay for the stage lighting for the night. . .additional proceeds going to support the efforts of the church choir. For more information, call 218-963-2564.
High School Scores
- Bertha-Hewitt 3, Menahga 0.
- Cromwell 3, McGregor 0.
- Detroit Lakes 3, Crosby-Ironton 0.
- Deer River 3, Hill City 0.
- Nevis 3, Black Duck 0.
- Osakis 3, Royalton 0.
- Park Rapids 3, Cass Lake-Bena 0.
- Rocori 3, Brainerd 0.
- Sebeka 3, Verndale 0.
- Wadena-Deer Creek 3, Pine River-Backus 0.
- Little Falls 3, Fergus Falls 1.
- New York Mills 3, Pillager 1.
- Northland 3, Floodwood 1.
- Staples-Motley 3, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 1.
- Aitkin 3, Hinckley-Finlayson 2.
Kraut Fest in Breezy Point
The Pelican Lake Conservation Club will be selling a lot of sauer kraut at J.J.'s Pub in Breezy Point Saturday. Spokesman Jim Fogerty tells KLKS News, they've made 600 pounds of the stuff for Kraut Fest, that they will sell with pork sandwiches. He says the proceeds will go toward Conservation Club projects such as maintaining the buoys on Pelican Lake, and the park at the club house. The event begins at 1 p.m.
Chain Saw Sculpting Invitation in Hackensack
The wood chips will be flying this weekend in Hackensack for the 4th annual Chain Saw Sculpting Invitational. Chamber Spokesperson Jean Dawson tells KLKS News, they have the top 10 wood sculptors in the country competing for $13-thousand in prizes. She says, in addition to the money, the winner gets the Golden Chain Saw award. The work will be auctioned off Sunday afternoon at the Hackensack City Park.
Deer Hunting Changes
There are some changes hunters need to consider for the upcoming fire arms deer hunting season, according to Nikki Shouts, Crosslake DNR Conservation Officer. She tells KLKS News, Zone 242 between County Road 3 and Highway 371 remains an intensive harvest area, however, the area east of county road three is a lottery area. Shouts says the filing deadline has passed for antlerless permits.
Brainerd Woman Granted New Trial
A judge has granted a new trial to a Brainerd Woman convicted of pirating music files. Jammie Thomas was convicted last October in the first-ever file-sharing trial. A jury in Duluth found her guilty of copyright infringement for offering to share 24 songs on the Kazaa File Sharing Network. She was ordered to pay $222,000 to the record industry. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Michael J. Davis granted her motion for a new trial. In a 44-page ruling, Davis said he made an error in the jury instructions that "substantially prejudiced" her rights. At issue was whether record companies have to prove anyone else actually downloaded their copyrighted songs, or whether it was enough to argue that a defendant simply made copyrighted music available for copying. Davis concluded in his ruling that the law requires actual distribution.
Level - Three Sex Offender Held
Level-Three sex offender, Robert Floyd Welch has been taken back into custody by the Cass County Sheriff's Office. He was recently released after his conviction was overturned by the Court of Appeals. Welch was picked up again yesterday after a petition was filed requesting that the District Court commit Welch as a sexually dangerous person and a sexual psychopathic personality. Welch, a Level-Three sex offender, was recently released from custody into the Pillager area after his conviction was overturned by the Court of Appeals. At hearing scheduled for today, the court will decide if Welch will continue to be held throughout the commitment process.
Jon Hassler Art to be Auctioned
More than 30 oil and watercolor paintings by the late Jon Hassler, have been discovered in his estate and will be placed on silent auction at Central Lakes College Sunday, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m.
The bidding opportunity on the Brainerd campus of the community and technical college precedes the dedication of the Jon Hassler Library. The dedication ceremony begins at 2 p.m. in Chalberg Theatre.
The entire collection of the newly discovered Hassler art work is available for viewing under What's New at www.clcmn.edu/library
Proceeds from the silent auction will be added to the Jon Hassler Memorial Scholarship Fund for CLC students.
Hassler was an English and humanities instruction at then-Brainerd Community College from 1968 to 1980, and a nationally renowned Minnesota author.
He received many acknowledgements for his writings including fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board. His novels Staggerford and Grand Opening won literary awards.
A television version of his novel "A Green Journey" was produced for NBC in 1988, staring Angela Lansbury.
He died March 20.
A Good Start to the Small Game Season
The small game season is off to a good start, according to Crosslake DNR Conservation Officer Nikki Shouts. She says there seems to be more grouse around, although she says it's hard to spot them because of the heavy foliage. Shouts says the "Take a Kid Hunting" weekend appeared to be successful. It was an opportunity for youngsters to go for ducks prior to the official opening of the season.
Free Camping for Active Service Members
Men and women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan will have the camping fees waved at Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds. The Corps says it is a way to recognize those who have served in the war against terror. Included are campgrounds on Cross Lake, Gull Lake, Leech Lake, Pokegama Lake and Sandy Lake.
Deer Cause Road Hazard
The State Patrol is warning drivers to be alert for deer on the roads. Sergent Curt Mowers says this is the time of year they become active. He tells KLKS News, it's not the deer you see that cause the accidents, but those that bolt onto the road at the last second. Mowers says they tend to be most active at dusk and dawn.
Tuesday High School Scores
- Aitkin 3, Pine City 0.
- Bertha-Hewitt 3, Staples-Motley 0.
- Wadena-Deer Creek 3, New York Mills 0.
- Wilmar 3, Brainerd 0.
- Buffalo 3, Pierz 1.
- Nevis 3, Cass Lake-Bena 1.
- Pine River-Backus 3, Park Rapids 1.
- Silver Bay 3, McGregor 1.
- St. Cloud Apollo 3, Little Falls 1.
- Eagle Valley 3, Royalton 2.
- Laporte 3, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 2.
- Brainerd 5, Little Falls 2.
Monday High School Scores
- Cass Lake-Bena 3, Blackduck 0.
- Kimbal 3, Royalton 0.
- Nashwauk-Keewatin 3, Hill City 0
- Pierz 3, Pequot Lakes 0.
- Wadena-Deer Creek 3, Sebeka 0
- St. Cloud Tech 2, Brainerd 1.
College Drive In Brainerd Subject of Discussion
The City of Brainerd is in the process of developing improvements to College Drive, which is scheduled for reconstruction in 2010, and will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, September 30 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Central Lakes College, Room 203. The open house will be your opportunity to provide the city with local insights into specific problems and concerns that should be addressed in the development of the design of College Drive. There will be a short presentation at 6:00pm. College Drive users are encouraged to participate and assist the citgy with identifying project goals and concerns.
Detour on Excelsior
Drivers on the north side of the Westgate Mall can expect more detours today and tomorrow. Excelsior Road from Cypress Drive to Conservation Drive will be closed from 12:00pm - 7:00pm on Monday, September 22 and from 7:00am - 7:00pm on Tuesday, September 23 with intermittent closures the remainder of the week for construction of the Paul Bunyan Trail Bridge.
BIR High School Challenge
Fast Cop Inc. and Brainerd International Raceway's 5th annual High School Challenge, last Wednesday, was a big success. The event brought in more Street Racers and spectators than previous High School Challenges. Street Racers Competed for over $4,500 of prizes. The purpose of the program is to save the lives of our motoring youth by putting the aggressive driving on the track, and not on the streets.
The winners of the High School Challenge and Reaction Time were: 1st place Andy Knebel, 2nd place Katlin Krause, both of Pillager High School. 3rd place went to Eric Sather of McGregor High School. The Open class was for those not involved in the Fast Cop High School Challenge. The Open Class winners were: 1st place, Rodney Launers of Burtrum, MN; 2nd place, Todd Hendrickson of Milaca;, 3rd place, James Hayck of Coon Rapids. The Open Class Reaction Time winners were: 1st place, Daniel Krousey of St. Cloud, and 2nd place went to Michael Johnson of Maple Grove.
The event had been rescheduled from a June 4th rain-out.
Klobuchar Pushed Energy Security
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar says Congress must act to develop new technologies that will promote energy security and independence while creating new jobs and businesses. Klobuchar's statement comes as the unemployment rate in Minnesota jumped to 6.2 percent, the highest in over 20 years. Earlier this week Klobuchar called on the Administration to release 70 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as gas prices across the country fluctuate in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. Klobuchar says the Minnesota economy would benefit by investing in homegrown sources of energy like wind, solar and biomass.
1st Annual Tour of Colors Bicycle Ride
Nearly 100 bicyclers took on the challenge of the first annual Tour of Colors bicycle ride, Saturday.
They were treated to fresh late summer conditions, and sporadic hints of autumn. Riders chose from either a 24 or 40 mile ride which originated at Wildwedge Golf Center at the north end of Pequot Lakes. The riders spread-out around the Whitefish Chain of lakes, Cross Lake, Breezy Point and back to Pequot. Steve Claypatch of Minneapolis won the drawing for a new bicycle. Profits from the event will be used for the Patriot Foundation, which funds non athletic needs in the Pequot Lakes school system.
9th Annual Pequot-Breezy Clean-up
Heaps of old tires, appliances and general junk were collected at the 9th annual Pequot Lakes-Breezy Point Clean up, Saturday at the Pequot Lakes High School. The event was hosted by the area Lions club. It had originally been scheduled for late April, but had to be rescheduled due to a late season snow storm. The results of Saturday's clean-up were hauled off to the Crow Wing County dump for recycling or landfill. Helping with the heavy lifting were High School students and Sentence to Serve inmates from the Crow Wing County Jail. Profits from the clean-up will be used to fund Lions projects.