Curbing illegal activity
Curbing illegal activity
Small changes, big results
With a new year at hand, its the perfect time to resolve to change your life. But dont go overboard with lofty goals. Experts say small life changes can impact your life in a big way.
THEFT - The Y Store, Merrifield, Wednesday reported theft of an underwater camera.
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1967) - A baby boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cowden, Deerwood, is welcomed in as First Baby of 1967. Joseph Foster Cowden was ushered into the world at Cuyuna Range District Hospital.
Rain makes roads icy
Area residents heard a strange sound on what could have been a snowy winter's night - rain drops.
What's open, what's closed
There will not be mail delivery Monday in observance of New Year's Day.
Great American Think-Off asks whether to trust your heart or head
NEW YORK MILLS (AP) - Theyve popped the question for the 15th Great American Think-Off: Which should you trust more - your head or heart?
Job here provides escape from grumpy people
The year has brought many changes for Shelley Caldwell, who moved to Brainerd from Mankato in April with her boyfriend so they could be closer to the northwoods they enjoy so much.
Beltrami County's anti-smoking law getting tougher
BEMIDJI (AP) - For the past two years, Beltrami County has had some of northwestern Minnesota's toughest anti-smoking laws. Starting New Year's Day, they'll get even tougher.
David J. Derby
PEQUOT LAKES - David J. Derby, age 53, of Pequot Lakes, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at his home.
Christine Ann Seguin
Christine Ann (Johanson) Seguin, 44, of Brainerd, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at her home.
Vernon Lawrence Godfrey
DEERWOOD - Vernon Lawrence Godfrey, age 87 of Bay Lake, died on Dec. 29, 2006, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
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OUR OPINION: Duke
In dropping rape charges against three Duke University lacrosse players - while insisting that he will continue to pursue other allegations against the young men - Durham County, N.C., District Attorney Mike Nifong has further undermined his already sagging reputation for fairness.
Patriots, Flyers win tournaments
SAUK RAPIDS - Tucker Sheley scored 17 points for Class 2A's unbeaten and third-ranked Pequot Lakes Patriots as they beat the previously unbeaten Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop Thunderbirds 55-46 to win the Minnesota Scores Tournament on Saturday.
Worthington defeats Flyers
LITTLE FALLS - Liz Schultz recorded a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Little Falls Flyers were defeated by Worthington 64-56 in the championship game of the Little Falls Holiday Tournament Saturday.
Aitkin goes 3-0 on Saturday
ROCHESTER - After dropping three duals Friday, the Aitkin Gobblers wrestling team got back on the winning track Saturday as it won all three of its meets in the Clash V National Duals.
The more things change, the more they stay the same
"The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that's it, not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it."
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Scattered very light rain and snow showers ending early this morning over the east...Then clearing skies from west to east. Highs in the mid 30s northwest to the lower 40s southeast. Tonight...Mostly clear early...Then becoming partly to mostly cloudy. Lows from the teens north to mid 20s south. Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s far north to the mid 40s south.
The Nation's Weather
Rain was forecast for New Year's Day along the eastern seaboard. Areas of freezing rain and snow were possible in New England.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly cloudy. Highs from the teens northeast to the lower
Snowmen wish you Happy New Year
Weather drawing by Rachel Komischke in the Lowell fourth grade of Mr. Meyer.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Sunny. Highs in the upper 20s far north and west to the mid
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs from the upper 20s to mid
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the 20s northeast to near 40 west.
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