When Abby Geotz contacted me a few weeks ago to nominate her mom for an Everyday People feature, I had no idea how big of a story I was getting. **
Like, we're talking history channel biography mini-series type story.
Abby's email said:
In my last post, I recalled my misfortune from Ice Fishing, for better or for worse, it helped me recall this other little gem....
Perhaps I'm just unlucky, or perhaps (much more likely) someone is sabotaging my efforts to enjoy the great outdoors!
It's another fishing story, fortuntately this episode didn't take place in the sub zero temperatures of a Minnesota winter, but on a beautiful summer's day... (in a fairly nostalgic tone) I recall,
A news story in the Dispatch Friday reported that a decision the Minnesota Girl Scout council made on selling some of its camps because of funding has upset one Scout to the point that she and others in her troop plan to sit out the big annual cookie sale that starts Saturday.
Brainerd lakes area residents who watch the Super Bowl on Sunday may want to pay special attention to the halftime show. A 2007 Brainerd High School graduate, Ali Clough, has a great opportunity to dance in the show with the famous band — the Black Eyed Peas.
In my previous life, I was a teacher. I taught high school seniors. 18-year-old children who desperately wanted the world to know how grown up they were. It was of course my job to make sure they got to adulthood with at least a grasp on the tools they would need to survive the rest of their lives.
My educational weapon of choice — Government and Economics.
John Gordon reportedly will broadcast his final season of Twins baseball in 2011. Thank goodness. I've never been a favorite of Gordo, who continuously overstates the obvious (It's 3 and 2, 3 balls and 2 strikes) and his "Touch em all" home run schtick. Just call the game, cut the crap. A couple of my favorite Gordo guffaws: "And he slides into second base with a standup double" ... "It's a high drive to right .. and it's caught at second base by Hudson" AND "There's a long drive to center ......
Brainerd's Josh Archibald has verbally committed to play hockey for the University of Nebraska-Omaha next season. Archibald is simply one of the best ever to play for Brainerd. He has a howitzer for a shot, can outskate virtually any opponent and is a physical player. Entering Tuesday's game against St. Cloud Apollo he ranks fourth in Warrior career scoring with 129 points. His 55 points this season are only 11 behind the single-season program record of 66 points by Jerr Johnson.
If Josh isn't...
Sen. Paul Gazelka of rural Brainerd started off February with some favorable ink from the Star Tribune of Minneapolis.
The insurance agency owner, who successfully challenged the incumbent Republican District 12 senator and then defeated an aggressive Democratic newcomer, was included in a list of "Five freshman to watch" in Feb. 1 story written by Eric Roper.
CLC OSP visits TCC Head StartBrainerd Boys Hockey vs St. Cloud ApolloBrainerd Post Office ActivitySanta Visits Brainerd LibraryBHS Boys Hoop vs. RogersRazing a House.Area Firefighter TrainingPaul Bunyan Wrestling Tournament ChampionshipsWreaths for the Fallen