Friday Night, January 23, High School Sports
Blackduck 77, Northome/Kelliher 68
Braham 77, Onamia 26
Breckenridge 85, Staple-Motley 84 2OT
Cass Lake-Bena 91, Pine River-Backus 79
Grand Rapids 71, Duluth East 49
Hill City 58, Bigfork 56
Isle 79, Hinckley-Finlayson 54
Mora 47, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 32
Pequot Lakes 56, Crosby-Ironton 51
Pine City 60, Aitkin 52
Sebeka 81, Menahga 52
Wadena-Deer Creek 72, New York Mills 36
Aitkin 61, Mora 47
Bertha-Hewitt 54, Wadena-Deer Creek 47
Blackduck 60, Northome/Kelliher 47
Brainerd 67, Alexandria 66
Detroit Lakes 61, Park Rapids 27
Frazee 54, Ulen-Hitterdal 28
Henning 50, Verndale 49
Pequot Lakes 83, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 51
Perham 58, Breckenridge 30
Pine River-Backus 49, Nevis 39
Sebeka 64, Menahga 40
Staples-Motley 53, Pillager 45
Brainerd/Pierz/Pillager 5, St. Cloud Apollo 0
Roseau 3, Bemidji 0
Cambridge-Isanti/Mora/Pine City 4, Princeton 0
St. Cloud Icebreakers 2, Brainerd/Little Falls 1
Mille Lacs Triangular
Milaca/Faith Christian 59, Princeton 7
Milaca/Faith Christian 69, Mille Lacs 9
Mille Lacs 33, Princeton 31
Warning From Crow Wing County Sheriff
Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl has issued a warning to ice-fishermen and women after a string of fish house break-ins on North Long Lake. 8 break-ins were reported to the Sheriff's Office since January 18. Thieves caused damage to windows and doors to gain entry. Thousands of dollars worth of fishing equipment, fishing electronics and televisions were stolen. Dahl advises fish house owners to take valuable equipment and supplies with them when they leave. The public is encouraged to report any suspicious activity to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office at 218-829-4749.
Back to Hack Days
Hackensack becomes a city of colors tonight. At 6 p.m, there will be a lighted snowmobile parade, followed by fireworks over Birch Lake, all part of Back to Hack Days this weekend. Chamber Spokesman Jay Kline tells KLKS News, a good sense of humor will be required for the Snowflake Pageant Saturday night. He says it is a "Cross dressing thing," in which the men dress as women, the women as men in a '60's hippy theme. There will also be radar runs, ice games and a chili feed as part of Back to Hack Days.
Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous in Pequot This Weekend
The Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes will be the site of the 15Th annual Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous this weekend. Organizer Dave Guenther says enthusiasts will be in town from all over the Midwest for the event that begins with a trail ride at 1 p.m. Friday. The Spectator event will be drags and oval races outside the chamber building in Pequot beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday. There will also be an antique and vintage show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Oberstar Optomistic About Jobs Bill
Congress is considering an economic recovery plan that would create more than 10,000new road and bridge jobs in Minnesota and channel more than over $400 million in assistance to local school districts. Congressman Jim Oberstar says their goal is to have it ready for President Obama to sign into law by the middle of February.
Oberstar, Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, says they are on track to create and save 3 to 4 million jobs.
Oberstar says the legislation could create jobs 90 days after it is passed.
Koering and Ward Hold Town Meetings
State Senator Paul Koering, Fort Ripley and State Representative John Ward, Brainerd, will be holding a town hall meetings in Nisswa, Baxter, Brainerd, and Crosby, Saturday, January 31. The meetings will be an opportunity to speak personally with Senator Koering, and Representative Ward and for them to provide the public with a preview of this year's session.
Both men indicate the issues will be complex, and difficult to solve.
Another Bitter Weekend
Cold weather greets a number of outdoor activities around the Brainerd lakes this weekend. There is Back to Hack Days in Hackensack, The Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous in Pequot Lakes and the Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake. Meteorologist Tony Schumacher says it's important for people to dress wisely for outdoor activities with lots of layers of clothing.
Wind chill advisories are in effect from 9 p.m. Friday to Noon Saturday. Wind chill values are expected to be in the 25 to 35 below range.
Brainerd Ice Fishing Extravaganza
Bitter cold weather faces the expected 10-thousand anglers for the $150-thousand Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake Saturday. The high is expected to reach just above zero, with wind chills well below zero.
Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl has measured 14 to 16 inches of ice on Hole in the Day Bay, where the contest will be held. He tells KLKS News, extra deputies will be on duty to help with crowd control. Sheriff Dahl says there will be congestion on Highway 371, and is encouraging motorists to slow-down.
Thursday Night High School Scores
Kittson County Central 11, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 0
Little FallS 1, Alexandria 0
Moorhead 2, Brainerd/Pierz/Pillager 1
Northern Lakes 6, Detroit Lakes/Perham 3
Alexandria 5, Brainerd/Little Falls 4
Detroit Lakes/Perham 5, Wadena-Deer Creek 1
Little Falls 36, Brainerd/Pillager 33
Alexandria 39, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 28
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 41, Bemidji 31
Royalton/Upsala 40, Rush City 34
Royalton/Upsala 74, St. Croix Luthera 4
Bertha-Hweitt 63, Verndale 33
Clearbrook-Gonvick 80, LaPorte 37
Isle 71, Ogilvie 33
Little Falls 55, Alexandria 43
Nevis 63, Browerville 49
St. Cloud Tech 82, Brainerd 46
Staples-Motley 86, Pierz 77
Barnum 91, McGregor 23
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 55, Pierz 52
Nashwauk-Keewatin 58, Hill City 15
Northalnd 48, Nevis 38
Pequot Lakes 69, Pine River-Backus 41
Royalton 44, Eagle Valley 23
Rush City 51, Isle 46
Staples-Motley 54, Frazee 42
Wadena-Deer Creek 51, Park Rapids 38.
Suspect Arrested on Methamphetamine Allegations
According to the Crow Wing Sheriff's Office, on Monday, the 19th of January, the Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division conducted a search warrant on Clearwater Road in Baxter. The warrant was the result of an on-going investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in the Crow Wing County area. The estimated street value of the meth seized is $17,000. 22-year-old Elizabeth Anne Tadych of Baxter was arrested at the scene. She is being held in the Crow Wing County Jail pending formal charges.
Abortion Issue Not a Hot Topic in St. Paul
A pro-life demonstration is planned for noon today on the steps of the State Capitol on the anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision. However, State Senator Mary Olson of Bemidji tells KLKS News, she does not sense a big appetite for dealing with divisive social issues. She says the budget problems facing the state are so huge, they need everyone focusing on the problem. Senator Olson says one upside to a down economy is the opportunity to look seriously at streamlining government. She thinks there could be some consolidation of natural resources management.
Koering Looks for Some Money for Pierz
State Senator Paul Koering, Fort Ripley is looking for $300,000 dollars to reconstruct the portion of Highway 25, which runs through the city of Pierz.
Highway 25 is Main Street that runs right through town. It's also a state Truck Highway and a major north-south route between Brainerd and St. Cloud. Koering says the money was in a bill last year, but the bill never made it out of Committee. He says since Highway 25 is part of the state highway system we should be able to count on the state to help with the reconstruction costs when the highway runs through the center of a town like in Pierz.
Tuesday Night High School Scores
Brainerd/Pillager 42, Rocori 19
Crookston 56, Park Rapids 22
Kimball 48, Pierz 27
Staples-Motley 40, Wadena-Deer Creek 26
Aitkin 60, Crosby-Ironton 16
Isle/Onamia 33, Aitkin 30
Isle/Onamia 57, Crosby-Ironton 22
Detroit Lakes 46, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 18
Little Falls 8, Willmar 1
Northern Lakes 3, Park Rapids/Menahga/Nevis 3
Babbitt-Embarrass 2, Park Rapids/Menahga/Nevis/Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 1
Brainerd/Little Falls 3, Sartell/Sauk Rapids-Rice 3
Morris/Benson 1, LPGE/WDC 0
Braham 76, Isle 58
Cass Lake-Bena 95, Deer River 88
Crosby-Ironton 71, Esko 45
Little Falls 76, Sauk Rapids-Rice 73
Menahga 75, LaPorte 35
Nevis 53, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 48
Northland 83, Greenway 67
Osakis 54, Royalton 49
Pequot Lakes 68, Park Rapids 50
Pierz 87, Rockford 78
Staples-Motley 70, Perham 46
Aitkin 79, Hinkley-Finlayson 71
Bemidji 59, Brainerd 42
Bertha-Hewitt 69, Verndale 30
Crosby-Ironton 47, Cloquet 37
East Central 65, Isle 32
Kimball 44, Royalton 34
Little Falls 72, Alexandria 69
Nevis 55, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 47
Northland 56, Cromwell 41
Osakis 61, Peirz 46
Pequot Lakes 72, Park Rapids 29
Pine River-Backus 63, Cass Lake-Bena 45
Sebeka 67, Pillager 31
Ward Focuses on the Job at Home
State Representative John Ward of Brainerd is disappointed he can't attend the inauguration of Barack Obama. Ward was a delegate to the Democratic Convention in Denver, where Obama won his party's nomination. Because he was a delegate, Ward could have had a ticket to the event. However, because of pressing concerns here, he decided to stay in St. Paul.
Ward says the greatest asset Obama brings to the job is the sense of hope.
Samuelson In DC for the Inauguration
Former State Senator Don Samuelson of Brainerd viewed the inauguration of President-Elect Obama from a 200 yards. He says hre was on his feet all day, beginning at 5 a.m.. Samuelson says this is the largest event ever in Washington, with over 20 thousand police and guardsmen in control. He says despite the huge number of people, everyone was happy. Samuelson is optimistic Obama will be able to deal with the sour economy in short order and improve relations with Europe.
Deadline Approaches for Disaster Assistance
The USDA's Farm Service Agency says the sign up period for the 2005-2007 Crop Disaster Program will end February 27, 2009.
No late filed applications will be approved after February 27th.
All application determinations will be made by March 27, 2009. For further questions about CDP and the sign up deadline, please contact the Crow Wing/Cass FSA office at 218-829-5965, or stop by the office at 7118 Clearwater Road, Baxter, MN.
Monday High School Scores
Wadena-Deer Creek 73, Crookston 43.
Wadena-Deer Creek 50, Breckenridge 38.
Two Injured In Two Car Crash
According to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office two persons were injured in a two car collision at about 8:15 Monday morning on County Road 11, near its intersection with County Road 109 North of Merrifield. Cars were driven by Joshua David Corbett, age 28 of New Hampshire and 17-year old Brooklyn Kaye Fisher of Merrifield. Both drivers were transported to Cuyuna Range Medical Center by ambulance. It appears that icy roads contributed to the crash. The crash is still under investigation and the condition of the drivers is unknown.
MnDot's 20-Year Plan Available For Public Review
The Minnesota Department of Transportation announces that the Minnesota Statewide Transportation Plan for 2009-2028 is now available for public review and comment. The report, titled "Transforming Minnesota's Transportation System," sets a long-range vision for transportation in Minnesota and identifies transportation system needs, goals and priorities for the next 20 years. There are several opportunities to review and comment on the plan. On Thursday, March 26, the public is invited to attend a video conferencing session at 9:00am at the District Headquarters at 7694 Industrial Park Road in Baxter and the District Office in St. Cloud. Comments should be submitted by 4:40pm on Tuesday, March 31.
Klobuchar On the Inauguration
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar says President-Elect Barack Obama faces many challenges as he prepares to assume control of the White House. She tells KLKS News, she receives too many letters from young families who have lost their jobs, or had their hours cut back, and wonder how they are going to make it.
Senator Klobuchar is hosting an open house in her Washington office today featuring foods from all over Minnesota; ranging from Spam Puffs from Austin to Rosettes from Starbuck
Ice Fishing Extravaganza is On!
There is one benefit of bitterly cold weather, thick ice. Good ice conditions will allow the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza go on a scheduled this weekend.
Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl says they have measured 14 to 18 inches of ice on Hole in the Day Bay on Gull Lake.
Despite the gloomy economy, ticket sales are up for the contest that draws in anglers looking to win $150 thousand worth of prizes.
Proceeds go to area charities including The Confidence Learning Center.
The Crow Wing County Chapter of Minnesota Citizens For Life (MCCL) is sponsoring the annual March For Life in Brainerd on Thursday, January 22, to commemorate the 36th Anniversary of the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision. Participants should meet at 11:30am at the corner of 6th & Oak Streets in Brainerd and march to the Crow Wing County Courthouse where a short ecumenical program will be held at 11:45am. For more information, call Mary in the evenings at 218-692-3188 or during the day at 218-824-1269.