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June 10, 2023

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June 11 - 17, 2023 'Star' power Anson Mount stars in "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" begins its 10-episode second season Thursday, June 15, on Paramount+, as it continues the exploits of the starship Enterprise when it was under the command of Captain Christopher Pike (played by Anson Mount, "Doctor Strange in the Multi - verse of Madness," 2022), the predecessor of James T. Kirk (Paul Wesley, "The Vampire Diaries"). Today's Entertainment 501 W. Washington St., Brainerd • 218-828-1823 COMPLETE PURCHASE MUST BE MADE WITH THE GOODYEAR CREDIT CARD. *Online or mail-in rebate offer valid with select Goodyear tire purchase made from 4/1/23 to 6/30/23. Limit one (1) rebate form per tire purchase, per envelope. Limit four (4) rebates per individual consumer or household per promo- tion. Goodyear Credit Card offers are subject to credit approval. Rebates are on a set of four (4) tires. 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C O M / A C T I V A T E Mayo Clinic threatens to kill state investments, A9 By Matt Erickson Brainerd Dispatch Brainerd I n just a few short days, anglers will be hitting the open water and dropping a line on Brainerd area lakes for the start of Minnesota's open water fishing season. The good news — area lakes appear to be free of ice or close to it. The bad news — there's a shortage of bait, so anglers will need to search to find what they want or change up their tactics. James Hope, employee at Sportland Bait & Tackle in Nisswa, said bait harvesters for the past couple of years have been getting fewer minnows than they used to and this winter that number decreased even further because of winter kill due to ice and snow on the bait trapping ponds. By Michael Johnson Agweek STAPLES, Minn. — It's quite possible that many anglers will be skunked before they even hit the water for this weekend's Min- nesota fishing opener as live bait supplies are limited, according to bait producer and har- vester, Barry Thoele, of Staples, Minnesota. Thoele blames record breaking winter kill as a major factor hurt- ing bait supplies this spring. But the demise of the bait industry has been coming for years as minnow populations continue to shrink in the wild and in conven- tional farming practic- es that require over- wintering in outdoor ponds, he added. Recent projections by bait dealers estimate a deficit of approx- imately 10,000 gal- lons of golden shiners annually in Minnesota. By Theresa Bourke Brainerd Dispatch BRAINERD — When it comes time to go out- side for recess and play, third grader Everlee Spaid can typically be found on the blacktop near the playground — perhaps playing a game with her friends — but usually just watching her classmates. And many times she doesn't go outside for recess at all. That's because Ever- lee's spastic cerebral palsy confines her to a wheelchair, which isn't able to access the raised playground at Garfield Elementary School with- out a lot of assistance. And even if she does get over the ledge, the only piece of equipment she can use on the wood- chip covered playground is a bucket swing, which also requires help from adults to lift her in and out of the swing. The school's lack of playground equip- ment that's accessible for Everlee is a huge problem for her dad, Sean Spaid. By Alex Derosier Brainerd Dispatch — With just This year, a big part of that process is creat- ing new taxes to ensure ongoing revenue streams spending to make Minnesota an attractive state for work- ing families through programs like paid fam- ily leave and child tax lion budget for the next two years — a signif- icant increase over the previous more than $50 billion budget for the same period. But with historic $17.5 billion should focus on broad tax relief. DFLers say they have to come up with new ongoing revenue streams to pay for growing gov- ernment costs and to support their new pro- billion of the surplus is one- time money, and the general framework the DFL and the governor reached on the budget calls for about $18 billion in extra spending. By Kirsti Marohn MPR News CAMP RIPLEY — Officials at Camp Ripley in central Minnesota are testing the drink- ing water of some res- idents who live outside the camp's borders for so-called "forever chemicals." The camp has been testing its own water for the past several years for PFAS, found in firefighting foam that was used for test- ing and training at the military training facil- ity until 2017. But this marks the first time officials have expanded testing for the chemicals beyond the camp's boundaries, as the U.S Department of Defense deals with a massive PFAS con- tamination problem at military bases across the U.S. "Obviously, we don't know what we don't know until we find out that it's danger- ous, and then we've got to react," said Brig. Gen. Lowell Kruse, Minn. baitfish farms could grow with help of golden shiner project Garfield parent starts conversation about accessible playgrounds New programs, spending to cost Minnesota billions Camp ripley to test nearby residents' water for 'forever chemicals' Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Jamie, left, and Lynn Harker fi sh for crappies on Monday on Serpent Lake in Crosby. The father and son pair were searching for panfi sh in the shallows. Most popular bait has been declining in the state BAIT: Page A15 ACCESSIBLE: Page A17 FISHING: Page A14 COST: Page A16 TEST: Page A16 Contributed / Barry Thoele Examples of golden shiner grown as part of a Minnesota Sea Grant project. Minnesota's fishing opener is only a few days away Amy and Sean Spaid pose with daughters Sage, left, and Everlee. Sean is advocating for more accessible playground equipment throughout Brainerd to accommodate Everlee's wheelchair. Contributed VOLUME 49 • ISSUE 2 FrIday, May 12, 2023 TO THUrSday, May 18, 2023 COPyrIGHT 2023 P.O. 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But when the other fish need him, he's also brave inside. "I don't remember if I was in the Legislature at the time or still teaching … but another teacher in Brainerd asked me to come in and read this," Ward said. The teacher told him that the book reminded her of Ward, whose right arm and hand are slightly different from others, which caused him to be a target of bullying early on in school. Ward's right arm is shorter, his hand is smaller and has only three fingers, and he has scars on both his arm and his hand from where he had surgeries to unlock the full potential of his right hand and arm when he should have been in ninth grade. By Dan Determan Echo Journal Ice is had some Photos by Travis Grimler / Echo Journal Brainerd School Board member John Ward talked to students at Eagle View Elementary School in Breezy Point on Friday about kindness while reading the book "Big Al." He read to Nisswa Elementary School classrooms on May 2. Contributed / Nisswa Elementary School "Big Al," a book by Andrew Clements, is about accepting people for their diff erences. It's a book that John Ward related to his own personal bullying experiences at his reading event May 2 in the Nisswa Elementary School library. By Travis Grimler Echo Journal The lakes area has a jump-start toward green-up — the condi- tions necessary to end the annual spring fire restrictions — thanks to ample snowpack and early precipitation. However, it's not quite time for burning restric- tions to end. Indeed, they are in place for many Minnesota counties, including Crow Wing and Cass counties. "Burning restrictions were just implemented first on Friday (May 5). And they are expected to be on anywhere from a week to two weeks," said Craig Schultz, Back- us team leader with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Forestry Division. "This year, I think with having received the good snowpack, things have greened up relatively quickly as the snow receded," Schultz said. "We seem to have fair level of near surface moisture conditions. The upper surfaces in the soil By Nancy Vogt Echo Journal The arrival of spring — finally — likely has people cleaning out their closets. If you aren't planning a garage sale — and even if you are — the lakes area has thrift stores willing and able to take your dis- carded items. That includes worn- out items you may think belong in the trash. Just remember — these stores prefer spring and summer items right now. So you'll have to store your winter wear until you can donate it in the fall. "In general, we need seasonal donations — summer clothes, sandals, life jackets. It's not a good time to bring winter coats and boots," said Andrea Martin, retail manager of Common Goods in Cross- lake. BURN: Page 6 WARD: Page 6 Restrictions set in place during the spring green-up Hold off that burn read these donation tips for spring cleaning Former educator, legislator shares his own experiences Bait may be hard to find for fishing Our weekly TV publication is just that! Buy an ad in TV Week and get a pickup in the Brainerd Dispatch, PineandLakes Echo Journal or Echoland Shopper. Sound like a great deal? For more details call 218-855-5895 or BOGO? WHO DOESN'T LIKE A Love our Lakes? Check out the Love of the Lakes magazine.

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