Author: Jeremy Stauder

New child support guidelines in effect Jan. 1 from Minnesota DHS

New child support guidelines, effective Jan. 1, 2023, will improve parity between parents and make it easier for them to support their families. While the updated guidelines will affect everyone who gets or modifies a court order for child support, the changes will likely have the most impact on families with lower incomes and families…
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December 29, 2022 0

Weight Loss Class starts in January with CRMC

Living Well:  The Weight Loss Series, a weight loss and lifestyle change program that includes educational classes and group support, is being offered on Mondays evenings in Baxter this winter by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Medical Weight Management program. In the class, students will be given a meal plan for weight loss along with tools…
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December 29, 2022 0

DNR Conservation Officer Reports – District 10 (Mille Lacs area)

CO Victoria Griffith (Isle) checked ice anglers on area lakes. Trapping activity was monitored in deep snow conditions. Snowmobilers were also checked. CO Dan Starr (Onamia) monitored very little outdoor activity with extreme cold temps making it miserable to be outside. A trespass case was worked on along with a fail to register deer case.…
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December 29, 2022 0

New year, new minimum-wage rates as of Jan. 1, 2023

Minnesota’s minimum-wage rates will be adjusted for inflation on Jan. 1, 2023, to $10.59 an hour for large employers and $8.63 an hour for other state minimum wages. As of Jan. 1, 2023: The state minimum-wage rates will not apply to work performed in the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, which have higher minimum-wage…
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December 28, 2022 0

DNR shares tips to start ice fishing this season  

Winter is here and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has tips for anyone who wants to try ice fishing. The DNR’s learn to ice fish page (mndnr.gov/GoFishing/Learn-Ice-Fish.html) has information about how to search for fishing lakes online with DNR LakeFinder, how to dress, thrifty ways to get fishing equipment, and how to catch fish through the…
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December 28, 2022 0

Monse Receives CRMC Trophy Fish Award

Heartwood Senior Living Community Activities Assistant Jessicca Monse of Crosby of today was presented Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Trophy Fish Award for going above and beyond in her job duties by on her own personal time helping a resident obtain her medications. Her nominator wrote, “An assisted living resident was visiting her daughter at the…
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December 28, 2022 0

One Vehicle Crash in Morrison County

NEWS RELEASE Morrison County Sheriff’s Office December 28, 2022 The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 12-27-2022 at approximately 7:59 am, their office received a report of a one-vehicle accident near the intersection of 93rd Street and 220th Avenue, approximately five miles west of Buckman, MN in Buckman Township.    According to the Sheriff’s Office, 63-year-old…
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December 28, 2022 0

DNR Conservation Officer Reports – District 9 (Brainerd area)

Last updated: 2022-12-27 CO Eric Sullivan (Brainerd) reports area snowmobile trail groups continue to work hard on clearing area trails. Thank you to all who volunteer to help clear trails. Ice anglers are starting to get fish houses out on area lakes after challenging ice conditions. Anglers are reporting mixed results with catching fish. CO Jim…
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December 28, 2022 0

Brainerd residents spend $256/month on utility bills, and a total of $1,788/month on all household bills

Doxo’s recently released report (U.S. Utilities Market Size and Household Spending Report for 2022) that examines how much Americans spend on utility bills (including electric, gas, water & sewer, and waste & recycling) each month. The report, which looks at utility bills from both a local and national perspective, found the following:  In addition to the…
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December 21, 2022 0