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Q: In light of the fact that most drivers exceed the posted speed limit, especially on interstate freeways, will I get a citation for obstructing traffic if I drive the speed limit?  This is especially a concern in and around the Twin Cities freeways like I-94, etc.

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The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the northern part of Hubbard County from Nov. 7-13

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St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 305 W. Fifth St., Park Rapids, will hold a fall bazaar with bake sale and lunch, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Minnesota’s largest air show will return in 2020 to the Duluth International Airport. The Duluth Airshow will be headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and will be held on July 18-19.

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Walker Lion Bruce Pederson was recently honored and inducted into the Melvin Jones Fellowship. This is the highest award that can be given to a Lion and it is in appreciation of his many years of service. The fellowship was established in 1973, taking its name from the founder of Lions Clubs…

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Miss Kitty is our resident shadow. This little lady likes to be where you are, but just off to the sidelines. This 7-year-old sweetheart likes to fully inspect people and situations before she makes her decision, but once she makes the decision that she likes you, she’s as sweet as pie. Expe…

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The local chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 738, will hold its next meeting  Nov. 20 at the Brainerd Family Restaurant (former Holiday Inn), on  Sixth Street South.

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With my children, a car seat basically was one of those little plastic infant seats that used to be so popular, but the safety it offered was next to nil! We left them in their little snowsuits and coats, many times putting them in the front passenger seat so we could easily offer them a bot…

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Non-profit organizations who would like to be considered for financial support through Lakes Area United Way, formerly United Way of Crow Wing and Cass counties, are encouraged to attend an upcoming informational meeting Nov. 21.

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Have you recently been laid off from your job? Lost your medical insurance? Are you unable to keep up with your rent, heating or electric bills?

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NISSWA — For a brand-new take on old-time country, Grassroots Concerts welcomes the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar of the Journey Church.

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Walker Cleaners has been the only choice for dry cleaning in the Leech Lake area since 1960. Todd and Sheri Taylor, pictured with their First Business Dollar, recently purchased Walker Dry Cleaners from Tony and Karen Karst. The Karsts helped the Taylors with a smooth transition and also pro…

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The North Country Trail Association’s Itasca Moraine Chapter is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the completion of the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT) across Hubbard County with a hike and celebration Nov. 30.

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A bus crash outside of Walker the evening of Nov. 2 sent six of 15 passengers to the hospital in Bemidji with non-life threatening injuries.

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The annual Veterans Day ceremony was held Monday morning at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School with the entire student body and staff attending.

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With a city water main project scheduled for 2020 in conjunction with street reconstruction, the Hackensack City Council discussed Nov. 4 how to pay for the remaining $200,000 of the $1.4 million project that is mostly covered by state and federal grants.

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This past summer the Uhrich Family met at their cabin in Cass County and helped Faith in Action with a Thrivent service event to launch the File of Life Project.

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Carcass dumpsters in place

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The Walker Area Voices, under the direction of Julie Bright, will perform Sunday, Dec. 1, at 3 p.m., at the Community Church of Walker.

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Q: I’ve noticed that school buses all have the words “School Bus” written at the top of the windshield on the front of the vehicle. Similarly, when the bus is used for a different purpose other than school, the words are scraped off or it says “Charter Bus” or something to that effect. What …

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Central Lakes College and the Brainerd School District announce the annual “Wiidookodaadiwage Pow-Wow” — “We Are Helping One Another” — Nov. 15 at the CLC gym on  the Brainerd campus.

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It can be tough, you know, getting others to “buy in” so to speak. I suppose that’s precisely why we have sales and marketing professionals doing their jobs well by trying to get consumers to buy what they are selling.

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The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to 449 incidents between Oct. 27-Nov. 2, including the following:

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Saturday is a 5-month-old medium hair tabby. This handsome boy is of the independent sort, happy to lounge around in the sun and wander the room as he pleases. Saturday also enjoys receiving occasional pets and attention from his chosen people! When he’s in the mood, he’s quite the playful c…

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