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Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week is March 11-17. The MS Society is focusing on building connections - the element multiple sclerosis seeks to destroy.
Lantern-lit Ski and Snowshoe program at Itasca State Park to be held tonight, Feb. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. Join us for an evening snowshoeing and skiing in the moonlight for our annual Lantern-lit Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski event. This popular family-friendly event provides an opportunity to get out on a trail illuminated by the warm glow of kerosene lanterns. Classic ski or snowshoe at your own pace along the kerosene lantern lit route during this drop-in program.
BEMIDJI, Minn.-- (8:45 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation - Northwest District is alerting motorists to a surface water hazard on Highway 200 east of Laporte between Hubbard County Roads 45 and 30. The moving water over the highway is approximately one to three inches deep which can be hazardous to drivers. According to Gary Kennedy, MnDOT southeast subarea supervisor, the likely cause is a frozen pipe under the highway which needs to be steamed open. Although the highway is currently open, motorists are encouraged to find an alternate route if possible.
The theft of almost $22,000 from the James River Humane Society by its former treasurer has left the nonprofit's executive board feeling unsettled. Jillisa Lesmann, 30, New Rockford, N.D., pleaded guilty Feb. 13 to theft of property, a Class B felony in Southeast District Court. Lesmann was accused of making an unauthorized transfer of more than $10,000 between the dates of April 1, 2012, and June 12, 2012, from the James River Humane Society. "We were blindsided," said Jennifer Barnard, JRHS president. "This is a lot of money for us.