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Actual Wolf takes Grassroots Concerts stage Nov. 17

Actual Wolf makes his series debut for Grassroots Concerts in Nisswa Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Actual Wolf, aka Eric Pollard, is a native of Grand Rapids, MN. He refers to himself as “the dude with red glasses” who blends the grit and soul of country music with the rhythm of rock and the twang of Americana.

“Listening to him is like hearing a wolf trying on a sound; a vocal chameleon, channeling Roy Orbison, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, or a nameless country singer drifting in on AM signal,” said producer-writer Aaron Brown of the Great Northern Radio Show, who introduced Actual Wolf to the Brainerd area in a live radio broadcast with KAXE Northern Community Radio in 2012.

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Bridges of Hope: Linking families to community resources

Imagine you are a newly single mom with a baby and a threeyear old. You feel like a stranger in a strange land facing life alone for the first time. You want to provide for your children but you don’t know where to turn. There are so many agencies to consider. So much red tape. So many bureaucracies. So much fear and confusion.

That’s exactly the situation Andrea Martin found herself in about seven years ago. Then someone in her church suggested she contact Bridges of Hope. In a video produced by Bridges of Hope and in an interview with this newspaper, Andrea told the story of what happened next. “These two angels came into my house…amongst my mess, and my chaos. The most important thing they asked me was ‘what do you need?’ And we talked and we cried. We talked about my fears, my hopes and what could help me get through a time in my life when I was feeling very unsure. At the end we hugged and they left,” she said.

Though she may not have known it at the time, that visit changed her life in a profound way.

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Manhattan Beach City Council

The Manhattan Beach City Council came a step closer to developing a procedure to determine how to reduce the conflict that arises when preparing City Council agendas at its regular monthly meeting November 7 at Manhattan Beach City Hall. Mayor Paul Allen, Council members Janis Allen, Marlene Yurek, Barb Hanson Wannebo and City Clerk and Treasurer Amy Wannebo were present. Also present was City Attorney Andrew Kalis.

The City’s bylaws direct the City Clerk and the Mayor to prepare the agenda. From time to time the Clerk receives requests from members of the public wishing to be put on the agenda that the Mayor believes do not belong on the agenda. In such cases, the Council votes on whether the agenda item should stand.

It happened again at the November meeting when citizen Doug Wannebo asked the Clerk to place on the agenda discussion of the city’s tax levy. Mayor Allen objected arguing that Wannebo had spoken on the subject at a previous Council meeting and that since the Council would discuss the levy in December, Wannebo should be allowed to speak on the subject then.

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Crow Wing County Deputy injured by suspect

Sheriff Todd Dahl reports that a Crow Wing County Deputy was injured while attempting to take a probation violation suspect into custody. The incident started at approximately 4:04 pm on November 8, 2017. The suspect, Brandon Morris age 33 Baxter, MN was inside his vehicle that was parked in the Crow Wing County Judicial Center Parking Lot. Morris abruptly reversed the vehicle he was driving and the vehicle struck Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Brunhuber.

Morris then fled the parking lot in his vehicle. Another deputy witnessed what had taken place and radioed for assistance. Numerous officers from the Sheriff’s Office, Brainerd Police Department and the Baxter Police Department responded to the call for help. Deputy Brunhuber was transported by ambulance to Essentia Hospital in the City of Brainerd was treated and later released.

The search for Morris concentrated in the area of Southwest Brainerd. Morris was located at approximately 7:02 pm in a vehicle parked inside the garage of a residence located on the 600 block of Southwest 6th Street. Morris was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Crow Wing County Jail for numerous charges.

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