Rin Heise will be a walking globe at Brainerd High School's senior prom Saturday. Her hand-crafted dress is pieced together from old National Geographic maps and reinforced inside with pages of Dr. Seuss' book "Oh, the Places You'll Go."
Brainerd officials are looking at an unconventional place for a future energy source: the sewers.
Brainerd-based Hidden Fuels began working with the city and the school district in 2009 and later installed sensors in the sewers. For more than a year they measured the temperature and the amount of sewage running through them.
Minnesota Department of Health officials say a case of the water-borne disease has been connected to the Lodge at Brainerd Lakes. State epidemiologist Trisha Robinson says the lodge has worked with the department's environmental health officials and highly chlorinated the water park. The pool was closed Monday and reopened Thursday.
One of Minnesota's largest ice fishing tournaments has been postponed until next month because the ice is not quite thick enough. The Brainerd Jaycees said Thursday that the "Ice Fishing Extravaganza" on Gull Lake, scheduled for Jan. 21, has been postponed until Feb. 11.
Getting arrested for civil disobedience is not as easy as it used to be. Four hundred protesters chanting "Bust up big banks!" marched through downtown Minneapolis to Wells Fargo Bank on Friday, some intent on getting arrested by staging a sit-down in the bank. But the bank locked its doors. About 200 protesters then sat down in the intersection at 6th Street S. and Marquette Avenue. But instead of arresting them, police diverted traffic.
Randy Furst, Pam Louwagie and Paul Walsh
, October 15, 2011
Herm Johnson was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in critical condition, the patrol said. As of today, he was in good condition, a hospital spokesman said. Alcohol use by Johnson was detected, the patrol added.
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