Prep Scores from Friday
Moorhead 3, St. Michael-Albertville 1
7 AAAA--Bemidji 33, Grand Rapids 18
7 AAA--East Grand Forks 19, Thief River Falls 10
8AA--Pelican Rapids 17, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 14
5 9-Man--Cromwell 21, McGregor 0
6 9-Man--Ada-Borup 37, Nevis 7
Governor's Chances of Bagging a Deer Rated Good
Among the half million hunters zipping up the blaze orange for the whitetail rifle opener, Saturday morning, will be Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.
He will be hosting the Governor's opener near Camp Ripley north of Little Falls.
DNR Director of Fish and Wildlife, Dave Schad, tells KLKS News, Camp Ripley is a great place to hunt. He says the excellent habitat and limited hunting has resulted in a strong population of big deer.
Schad expects the results to be similar to those of last year. He says he will urge the next Governor to continue the tradition of the opener.
Governor Pawlenty is expected to be on stand just west of Camp Ripley at dawn.
Comfortable Weekend Hunting Conditions
Cool air always greets hunters on the start of the rifle deer hunting season. Tomorrow will be no different, according to KLKS Meteorologist Tony Schumacher. He says the temperature will be in the mid to upper 20's with light SW winds as hunters climb into their tree stands. However, he says it could warm into the mid 50's by afternoon.
Schumacher says it could be even warmer on Sunday with the mercury reaching into the upper 50's. Next weekend could bring a rain-snow mix.
Signing Star Winners Announced
Fifty Lakes, Minnesota – November 4, 2010 – The three winners of KLKS radio’s Be A Signing Star contest were announced by Mark Johnson of the Fifty Lakes Property Owners Association on Thursday. They are Bob Scharenbroich, Pequot Lakes; Carol Jansen, McGregor; and David Bear, Lawton, Oklahoma. "Each was awarded a prize of $100 and the honor of being an unofficial poet laureate of Fifty Lakes, Minnesota," said Johnson.
The contest idea appeared in a grant submitted to the Minnesota DNR by the Fifty Lakes Property Owners Association. The contest was intended to solicit slogans that would alert citizens to the spread of invasive aquatic species among regional lakes. “By some miracle we won a matching grant,” said Johnson, “and to come up with the slogans, we thought it would be fun to have a radio contest.”
The slogans had to conform to the style of the Burma Shave ads familiar to most Americans over 60.
The winning entries were:
Pull Your Plug
To Drain Your Boat
Inspect It. Dry It.
Drain Your Boat
Stop the Spread
Knock “Em Dead!
Each A Beauty
Clean Your Boat
Do Your Duty!
Brainerd Airport Remodel
A new look is coming to the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport.
Businesses on the west end of the terminal will be moved to the east portion. Delta Airlines will temporarily operated from Gate 2. The car rental businesses will also move down the hall.
The contractor is Breitbach Construction.
Airport Manager Steve Sievek says all services will operate as normal, and is asking the flying public to be patient during the course of the project. The work will take about a year to complete.
Pawlenty's Last Opener
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty will host his final deer hunting opener this weekend in Little Falls.
Brainerd Area Wildlife Supervisor Gary Drotts says it should be an interesting weekend for the state's cheif executive. His says there are a lot of whitetails in the Little Falls Camp Ripley area.
Archers harvested 220 deer and took eight bucks weighing more than 200 pounds at the second two-day hunt held at Camp Ripley on Oct. 30-31, according to the DNR.
Those deer, coupled with the 287 taken during the Oct. 21-22 hunt, represent the third highest harvest at the Camp Ripley bow hunts. The four-day total of 507 deer is about 64 percent above the long-term average harvest of 310 deer for the two hunts, and only nine fewer than the record 516 deer taken in 2008.
Thursday Night High School Scores
3-0 Wadena-Deer Creek def Fergus Falls
3-0 Nevis def East Central
Lunkers Pick a New Head Fred
The Brainerd Lakes Lunkers baseball team have promoted Dustin Anaas to General Manager.
A native of Minneapolis, Anaas is a 2009 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with
a degree in Communication Arts. His first season in the Northwoods League was spent as an
intern with the Madison Mallards before being hired as Promotional Coordinator for the
Lunkers’ inaugural season in 2009 and being hired on as the team’s Assistant General manager
The Lunkers are members of the Northwoods League one of the finest summer collegiate leagues
in the nation that had 162 players drafted into professional baseball in 2010.
Another Shot at a Local Woman by the Record Labels
(AP) The record labels are determined to severely punish a Brainerd woman.
A federal jury has awarded the major labels $1.5 million in an Internet music sharing case. The jury says Jammie Thomas-Rasset of Brainerd owes $62,500 per song for sharing 24 songs on the web.
Last year the woman was ordered to pay nearly $2 million to the record companies. However Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis reduced the award to $54-thousand calling the penalty "Monstrous and shocking."
The Record labels released a statement saying Thomas-Rasset needs to take responsibility for sharing with others.
Red Lake Shootings
(AP) FBI agents are on the Red Lake Indian reservation today investigating a triple shooting.
The shooting on the northern Minnesota reservation was reported at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
FBI Special Agent Ralph Boelter says suspects remain at large, and no arrests have been made.
Three people were shot and taken to Red Lake Union Health services for treatment.
Good Deer Hunting Predicted
The rifle deer hunting season which begins Saturday morning, ought to be a good one, according to Brainerd Area Wildlife Supervisor Gary Drotts. He tells KLKS news, while the numbers won't be as high as 2003, there should be good success. Hunters in Crow Wing and lower Cass counties harvested 23 thousand whitetails in 2003. Last year, that number was considerably less at 11 thousand.
Drotts says zones 246 and 247 in the lakes area have gone to a lottery for antlerless permits this season.
Drotts says the opener, a half hour before sunrise Saturday, should be fun, with mild temperatures, allowing hunters to stay longer on the stand. He says the deer have been moving around, and the bucks are acting goofy.
Oberstar Says Good-Bye
Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar bid a tearful farewell to supporters in Duluth Wednesday. Oberstar is the longest serving congressman in Minnesota history, having been elected to represent the 8th district in 1972.
Oberstar is Chairman of the powerful Transportation Committee. He has been key to funding the rebuilding of failing highways and bridges across the country. He was a strong supporter of the stimulus package where millions of dollars was spent on transportation projects, creating jobs during the longest recession in U.S. history.
Mass transit supporters are fearful that high speed rail link between Chicago and Minneapolis will be derailed. And two-wheel advocates worry that an effort to promote peddle power over gasoline will be lost.
Area Election Results
US REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 8 (8 Precincts to be counted)
Independence TIMOTHY OLSON 11803
X Republican CHIP CRAVAACK 132530
Democratic-Farmer-Labor JAMES L. OBERSTAR 127832
Constitution RICHARD (GEORGE) BURTON 2476
STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 04
X Republican JOHN CARLSON 18906
Democratic-Farmer-Labor MARY OLSON 15696
STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 04B
X Republican LARRY HOWES 11720
Democratic-Farmer-Labor MEG BYE 8098
STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 12
X Republican PAUL GAZELKA 16529
Democratic-Farmer-Labor TAYLOR STEVENSON 11608
Constitution STEVE PARK 827 2.58
STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 12A
Republican KEVIN GOEDKER 6924
X Democratic-Farmer-Labor JOHN WARD 9435
STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 12B
X Republican MIKE LEMIEUR 8940
Democratic-Farmer-Labor AL DOTY 6721
Crow Wing County Sheriff
ERIC P. KLANG 12,803
X TODD O. DAHL 14,062
Crow Wing Auditor-Treasurer
X LAUREEN E. BORDEN 13,125
DEBORAH A. ERICKSON 11,610
Crow Wing Commissioner District 4
X ROSEMARY FRANZEN 3,217
GENE L. GOEDKER 2,228 40.77%
WRITE-IN (GREGORY W. PAQUIN 20
COUNTY SHERIFF CASS COUNTY
WAYNE TENNIS . . . . . . . . . 6,156
X TOM BURCH . . . . . . . . . . 6,201
CASS COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1
X NEAL GAALSWYK . . . . . . . . . 1,675
KEN LAPORTE. . . . . . . . . . 1,207
CASSCOUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2
X ROBERT KANGAS . . . . . . . . . 1,408
EDWARD "ED" NELSON . . . . . . . 751
CASS COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 4
BOB MOORE . . . . . . . . . . 944
X JIM DOWSON . . . . . . . . . . 1,540
Aitkin Council (Elect 2)
X KEITH J NENTL 416
MATTHEW HILL 339
X JULIE MILLER 362
Baxter Council (Elect 2)
BILL THIFFAULT 620
X JAMES KLEIN 1673
MARY MARANA 1369
X ROB MOSER 1744
Brainerd ALDERMAN AT LARGE
DAVID L COLVIN 210
HOWARD J. BREWER 166
X BONNIE K. CUMBERLAND 1689
PAUL HIRST 428
JEFF CZECZOK 1169
MICHELLE DOREE 248
Bainerd ALDERMAN WARD-2
ED SHAW 332
JAN BURTON 323
X KELLY BEVANS 345
Brainerd ALDERMAN WARD-4
STEVEN J. WOLFF 409
X DALE A. PARKS 449
KEVIN C STUMPF 846
X JAMES E. WALLIN 1459
DAN EGAN 487 11.99
GUY GREEN 1250
Breezy Point Mayor
X JOANN WEAVER 698
Breezy Point (Elect 2)
X SCOTT WILLER 578
X TOM LILLEHEI 605
Write-In WRITE-IN** 69
X RICK FERRARI 415
DALE SOVA 364
ANNA C LATTERY 146
TOMMY ROLLENS 42
BUZZ NEPRUD 204
TONY DAVID FERRARI 98
JOHN A. BLOOD SR 125
X ED VUKELICH 261
BRIAN PETER MCCALL 37
LINDA PEEPLES 142
KEVIN HOEMKE 91
CRAIG PAUL 143
X DEBRA SHANKLE 213
X DARRELL SCHNEIDER 842
JAY ANDOLSHEK 478
COUNCIL MEMBER (Crosslake) (Elect 2)
X STEVE ROE 935
X JOHN MOENGEN 890
BRUCE GEORGE PECK 337
City Council of East Gull Lake
X ROB MASON 292
X JIM RUTTGER 330
LYNDON KIRK 151
X Bonnie Kile 241
COUNCIL MEMBER (Emily) (Elect 2)
X JAN HEINIG MOSMAN 196
X BOB SWANSON 185
BILL SPIESS 168
GREGORY A KOCH 174
MAYOR (Fifty Lakes)
RICHARD SCHILLER 121
X STEVE DAHLKE 142
COUNCIL MEMBER (Fifty Lakes) (Elect 2)
X JODIE SCHRUPP 175
X LES A DEGNER 160
DUEY BENDT 118
X BRUCE PIERSON 58
JOHN SCHLEY 36 37.
COUNCIL MEMBER (Longville) (Elect 2)
X HAROLD KAMMUELLER 70
ROBERT HELLING 27
X ROBERT KOHANEK 65
X NANCY NIEKEN 103
KONRAD ALEXANDER 98
COUNCIL MEMBER (Motley) (Elect 2)
KEITH JARES 58
X ROB SAMPSON 94
X STEVE S. JOHNSON 114
COUNCIL MEMBER (Nisswa) (Elect 2)
BILL GROVES 436
X TINA FOSTER 579
X LENNY HODGSON 655
MAYOR (Pequot Lakes)
X NANCY A. ADAMS 356
BRENDA L. MYERS 240
JACK SCHMIDT 260
COUNCIL MEMBER (Pequot Lakes) (Elect 2)
X DAVE SJOBLAD 339
X JERRY AKERSON 360
WES WILSON 70
SCOTT PEDERSON 323
SEAN KANESKI 269
JOHN DERKSEN 149
MAYOR (Pine River)
X JIM SABAS 128 51.20
ELMAY P. TULENCHIK 121
Pine River-Backus School Board
X Sandra Poferl 1089
Dawn Rubner 1012
X John A Palmer 1378
X Garny Gaffey 1292
X Katy Botz 1640
Marvin Larsen 790
Darren Sonenstahl 861
Pequot Lakes School Board
X Derrek Johnson 1976
X Brandon Anderson 1785
X Valarie L Wallin 2382
Johnathan Yahn 1564
Donna Wilson 1596
High Voter Turn-Out in C.W. Co.
Voter turn-out in Crow Wing County is expected to be nearly 70% today, according to county Auditor Debra Erickson. State-wide, about 60% of the eligible voters are expected to cast a ballot.
Erickson tells KLKS news, there is plenty to catch voter interest. She says contested races for Governor, Congress and local office should bring voters to the ballot box.
The polling places will close at 8 p.m. Erickson expects local races should be decided by 1 a.m.
Monday Night H.S. Scores
3-0 Albany def Long Prairie-Grey Eagle
3-1 Fosston def Cass Lake-Bena
A Mild November, Maybe
October was mild month. KLKS Meteorologist Tony Schumacher says the month was 3 to 4 degrees above average. It was a dry month too, except for early last week when over three inches of rain fell, along with a couple of inches of snow. As a result, precipitation was about an inch above average.
So, what about the new month? Tony is expecting temperatures a little above average.
Tony says November begins with average high temperatures in the mid 40's and ends with highs in the mid 30's.
Dahl Says Know Where You Are Hunting
It is the obligation of hunters to know if they are on private land, and to get permission to avoid trespassing, according to Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl.
Dahl tells KLKS news, there are maps available that indicate where property lines are.
Dahl says just because a no trespassing or no hunting signed is not visible, does not give hunters permission to cross on to private land.
Sheriff Dahl says hunters must also know what is down range from any deer they may see. He says it is likely any round fired will pass through the animal and could strike something or someone on the other side.
Hunters Urged to Buy Tags Early
Nearly a half million hunters will take to the woods and fields for the white tail deer opener Saturday.
To avoid the rush, and potential computer problems handling the demand, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging hunters to get their licenses early.
The cost of a license is $27, and can be purchased at DNR license agents across Minnesota.
Governor's Deer Opener at Little Falls
The Little Falls area will be the site of the Governor's last deer hunter opener for Tim Pawlenty.
The activities begin on Friday with the "Big Buck" lunch and other activities at Camp Ripley north of Little Falls.
Mr. Pawlenty leaves office the end of this year to pursue his national interests.
Seat Belt Success in C.W. Co.
More vehicle occupants are buckling up in Crow Wing County these days, if the October Seat Belt Mobilization seat belt enforcement project is any indication.
A 20 day seat belt blitz last month indicates seat belt usage rate to be at 92 per cent, according to Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston.
There were at least 346 vehicle stops in the county, 83 seat belt citations and at least 34 seat belt warnings.
Other activity also included 111 warnings for speeding, 15 speeding citations, four custodial arrests, two DWI arrests, at least four Driving After Revocation/Suspension charges, and at least 43 other citations as well as other various warnings and contacts. State Patrol troopers in the Brainerd District report at least 169 seat belt citations written during the October blitz.
Area departments who worked together during the October Seat Belt Mobilization enforcement project included the State Patrol, Crow Wing County, and officers from the police departments of Brainerd, Baxter, Nisswa, Deerwood, Cross Lake, Cuyuna; Emily, Crosby and Breezy Point.
New LCMC Church Proposed for Brainerd
There will be an information meeting about organizing a Lutheran Church in Mission with Christ church in the Brainerd/Baxter area tonight.
The meeting will be at the Salvation Army office at 5th and Front Street and starts at 7pm.