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Boater Rescued

Sheriff Scott Goddard reports that his office received a call of a stranded boater yelling for  help on Clearwater Lake in Nokay Lake Township at 12:59 pm on April 29, 2021. Deputies responded along with members of the Deerwood Fire Department and Crosby Ambulance to assist. Citizens on shore were able to launch a Jet Ski and aided in the recovery of an uninjured adult male. The small, 8 foot watercraft he was operating with a trolling motor became unable to navigate back to shore due to windy conditions. Sheriff Goddard expresses his appreciation to those citizens and responders who acted quickly to a boater in distress.

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Government funds available to help renters and landlords pay their bills

A new rental assistance program, RentHelpMN, has opened for applications, making it possible for low- and moderate-income renters to get caught up on overdue rent and utilities dating back to March 13, 2020. It also makes provisions for those at risk of falling behind on rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With federal funding through the stimulus bill passed in December 2020, Minnesota received about $375 million for emergency rental assistance, with $289 million coming to the state and approximately $85 million to localities in the Twin Cities metro area. The funds are available to help prevent eviction and homelessness and to maintain housing stability for low- to moderate-income renters. It is a critical resource and lifeline for Minnesota renters struggling with their payments.

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Operation Round-Up Donates $44,000

During their second quarterly meeting in April, the Crow Wing Power Community Trust Board donated $44,000 to local community programs. Operation Round-Up® funds were distributed to the following:

Boots N' Buckles Saddle Club, $1,000; Collaborative Service Team, $2,000; Crosslake Quilters, Prayer Quilt Ministry, Patchwork Pals, and Immanuel Lutheran Church Quilters all received $300 each; Family Safety Network, $4,000; Lakes Area Chaplaincy, $2,000; Lakes Area Senior Center (The Center), $1,800; Lutheran Social Service of MN, $2,000; The Outreach Program, $2,000; Camp Cuyuna, Twin Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, $1,000; Central MN Council Boy Scouts of America, $1,000; Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers (Interfaith Volunteers), $3,000;

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Mahnomen City Administrator to speak on bridging cultural differences

Central Lakes College is hosting a free Cultural Thursday webinar with Mahnomen City Administrator Dr. Mitchell Berg on Thursday, May 6 at noon.

Dr. Berg will speak on his experience both as an adoptee from Korea and on his experience as serving as city administrator of Mahnomen on the White Earth Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota.

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Johnny Holm Band to Perform for Manna for Malawi 2021

The Johnny Holm Band will perform at this year's Manna for Malawi benefit fund raiser on Sunday, August 15th at the Bridge Tavern north of Crosby, Minnesota. The regional band has been attracting audiences for nearly 40 years in the United States, primarily in the five-state area. Holm began his musical journey just down the road from Cuyuna in Brainerd. Manna for Malawi 2021 runs from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. In addition to music, those who attend get to eat pulled pork sandwiches, beans, coleslaw and chips while they're checking out the raffle ticket and silent auction items. Charge for the event is a free will offering.

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