Friday Night High School Sports
Bagley 71, East Grand Forks 51
Bemidji 61, Detroit Lakes 58
Bertha-Hewitt 65, Underwood 53
Braham 92, Mora 47
Crosby-Ironton 49, Aitkin 46
Hawley 83, Park Rapids 48
McGregor 65, Onamia 64
Northland 56, Blackduck 47
Parkers Prairie 75, New York Mills 31
Perham 60, Wadena-Deer Creek 32
Pierz 75, Eden Valley-Watkins 59
Princeton 61, Milaca 49
Royalton 61, Pillager 48
Sartell 68, Brainerd 53
Staples-Motley 67, Sebeka 47
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 57, Hill City 54
GIRLS BASKETBALL - No games Played in the area
November Wolf Season
Minnesota continues to prepare for its first wolf hunting season.
Conservation Officer Nikki Shoutz tells KLKS News, the season will be held the end of November. She says the pelts should be in prime condition then. A number of means can be used to take the great predator, including rifle, archery, muzzle loader and trapping.
The six thousand licenses will be issued by lottery.
Shoutz says once 400 wolves have been taken, the season will be closed.
Baiting and calls will be allowed with some restrictions.
Ice Tee Open Saturday
Moonlight Bay in Crosslake is the site of the 10th annual Ice Tee Open, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Proceeds from the fundraiser go to Camp Confidence. Director Rob Larson tells KLKS news, the snow this week arrived just in time. He says it will allow them to design a fun golf course on the lake outside the restaurant.
Larson says there is still time to put together a foursome or attend alone. Bring your own golf club and the ball is furnished. Entry fee for adults if $20.00 per person or $10.00 for children under 14.
Hwy 371 Meeting in Nisswa This Morning
The Nisswa Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Highway 371 Improvement Project Update this morning.
Representatives from MN/Dot will be providing information on staging, timelines, and potential for traffic impacts during the project which is scheduled to start July 2012. The meeting runs from 8:30 am to 9:30 am Nisswa City Hall.
Thursday Night High School Scores
MN State Wrestling Tournament:
Little Falls 39, Champlin Park 28
Hastings 47, Little Falls 19
White Bear Lake 36, Little Falls 27
Jackson County Central 52, Pierz 15
Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 35, Pierz 34
Esko 59, Pequot Lakes 53
Four Directions Charter 87, Laporte 74
Menahga 61, Nevis 41
Upsala 61, Royalton 59
Pequot Lakes 63, Bagley 40
Pine River-Backus 66, Onamia 45
Crookston 71, Park Rapids Area 33
Albany 61, Pierz 53
Buffalo 57, Brainerd 40
Cromwell 54, McGregor 51
Nevis 60, Menahga 47
Isle 88, Pillager 22
Red Lake County Central 67, Cass Lake-Bena 34
Royalton 69, Northland 43
Rush City 56, Aitkin 34
Sartell-St. Stephen 59, Little Falls 27
Staples-Motley 81, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 38
Upsala 65, Verndale 40
Wadena-Deer Creek 58,Frazee 38
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 51, Bertha-Hewitt 48
Brainerd To Collect Overdue Parking Fines From State Tax Refunds
It is not unusual for cities to experience difficulties in collecting over due parking fines, but the Brainerd Police Department and the Brainerd City Council have a plan.
The city will use what's known as The Revenue Recapture Act, and will takes funds from Minnesota State Tax returns. The claim is filed with the State, and the violator will have a lien put against his tax refund until the debt with the City of Brainerd is settled.
Brainerd Declares Snow Emergency
Even before the big winter storm hits the area, the City of Brainerd has declared a Snow Emergency.
The plows will hit the streets at 5 a.m. Wednesday on all snow emergency routes, all north-south streets, all streets west of the Mississippi River and all streets south of Willow street.
On Thursday, March 1, plowing will begin at 5 a.m. on all snow emergency routes and all east-west streets.
Snow removal in the Downtown Business District begins at 3 a.m. Thursday.
Parking is banned on streets the day they are scheduled to be plowed, until they have been plowed curb to curb. All vehicles plowed around will be issued a $25 ticket. Those not removed within 48 hours will be towed at the owners expense.
Powerful Winter Storm Zeroes in on the Lakes Area
A storm is heading toward the Brainerd Lakes area that may prove to be the most powerful, dangerous winter storm, not only for this year, but in recent years.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from 6 p.m. tonight through 6 p.m. Wednesday. KLKS meteorologist Tony Schumacher says it carries the potential of a foot to a foot and a half of wet heavy snow.
Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl suggests area residents ride-out the storm inside. For those who must travel under such uncertain conditions, emergency supplies should be packed in the car including; a fully charged cell phone, extra blankets, high energy snacks and water and a good radio.
Gazelka Says Teachers Lay-Offs Should be Performance Based
Minnesota State Senator Paul Gazelka is supporting a bill to change the last in first out policy that many school districts use when selecting teachers for lay-offs.
The Republican from Baxter says the LIFO policy does not take into consideration a teacher's performance in the classroom, only their seniority in hiring within their district, resulting in excellent teachers being laid off.
DFL-ers say the proposed measurement tools need to be fine tuned before they are ready for widespread application.
Crosby Man Will Run in 10B
Joe Radinovich of Crosby announced his candidacy for Minnesota House District 10B.
Radinovich, a DFL-er, said he is running because it is obvious St. Paul is broken. He goes on to say, the current Republican leadership is more worried about misguided agendas than creating a single job.
Radinovich says the unemployment rate in Crow Wing and Aitkin Counties is above the national and state averages since the recession began and charges the current legislature isn’t focused on fixing that. He plans to talk about jobs, education and care for seniors.
The lifelong resident of the Cuyuna Range says St. Paul needs real leadership, not more political gridlock and shutdowns.
Gazelka Will Run in Dist 9
State Senator Paul Gazelka of Brainerd will be seeking re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in Senate District 9. Gazelka current district covers almost all of Morrison County and the southern half of Crow Wing County.
Senate District 9, as redesigned by the courts last week, contains Morrison County, Todd County, most of Wadena County and the East Gull Lake area of Cass County.
Gazelka has decided to relocate a few miles west of his office in Baxter. The move will put him in the new Senate District 9. He says he will run on his record of fiscal responsibility and strong conservative values.
Former State Senator Ruud Announces
Former Senator Carrie Ruud from Breezy Point says she will be seeking the Republican endorsement in the new Senate District #10.
Senate District 10, formerly Senate District 12 which consisted of Morrison and Crow Wing Counties, has been redrawn to encompass Crow Wing and Aitkin Counties.
Ruud says her highest priority will be to reduce burdensome regulations on businesses and create employment opportunities for citizens of Crow Wing and Aitkin Counties.
Monday Night High School Scores
Pillager 41, Hill City 32
Upsala 82, Parkers Prairie 78
Verndale 71, Eagle Valley 43
Nisswa Woman Drowns in Hot Tub Accident
A Nisswa woman has lost her life it what appears to be a tragic accident in the Twin Cities over the weekend.
52-year-old Kari Dayton was found unresponsive in a hot tub in Plymouth Saturday evening.
Police say she was visiting relatives in the Plymouth home where she was visiting at the time. They say the incident appears to be an accident.
Police Academy is Coming to Baxter
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a cop?
This spring the Crow Wing County Chiefs of Police Association will be offering a Citizen’s Police Academy program for those interested in learning more about what goes on in the law enforcement profession.
The 2012 Academy will run 8 weeks with meetings every Thursday evening starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending around 9:30 p.m. The first class will be on April 5th, 2012 at the Brainerd Police Department.
Each week the participants will learn about different aspects of the police profession. Lessons will be taught by local officers. These instructors will take the participants through different topics with instruction and hands-on class participation.
For more information call: 218 454-5090.