Robert E. Miller, a longtime member of the Brainerd Police and Fire Civil Service Commission and a coach on Brainerd High School's 1954 state championship boys basketball team, died Wednesday at Woodland Good Samaritan in Brainerd. He was 92.
A flip of the coin elected Gary J. LeBlanc to the Trommald City Council Monday night after he and incumbent council member Cheryl Swanson tied with the 21 votes apiece for one of two spots on the council.
The Brainerd lakes area's two newly elected Republican state representatives Mark Anderson of Lake Shore and Ron Kresha of Little Falls were notable exceptions to the success of Democratic legislative candidates in other parts of the state.
■ Persell wins battle of incumbents
in House District 5A
Two incumbent House members in one district resulted in a face-off that saw Rep. Tom Persell, DFL-Bemidji, defeat Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker Tuesday for the House District 5A seat.