Landing at UND
Brainerd High School graduate Landon Snider has become one of the backup goalies for the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux.
Michael and Theresa Henning, Hackensack, a boy, John Michael, 8 pounds, 12 ounces, Dec. 17, 2007. Grandparents are Tim and Lori Henning, Hackensack, and Monica and Charlie Priebe, Waseca.
Brainerd Northside Neighborhood Association members are calling on all their neighbors to become involved in the organization.
Bowl runneth over
Review details of the six New Years Day bowl games - Outback, Cotton, Capital One, Gator, Rose and Sugar.
Two hurt in collision
NISSWA - Both drivers were hurt in a two-vehicle collision at 1:08 p.m. Sunday on Highway 371 at Hazelwood Drive in Nisswa, the State Patrol reported.
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1968) - Brainerd seemed headed for another night of bitterly cold weather. Low temperatures of -35 degrees are forecast. Sunday morning the mercury sank to -36 degrees.
Taking a tumble
Sophie Schwendeman was headed for a tumble while skating Monday at the Gregory Park skating rink in Brainerd. The 5-year-old skater was among several skaters enjoying the park's rink.
What's your goal for 2008?
New Year's resolutions - we all make them but seldom stick to them.
The first baby of 2007 is quite a dancer in Baxter
BAXTER - Brianna Marie Finnegan's first year of life has been pretty typical.
BP ice fest cancelled
An early snowfall, which made ice conditions questionable, is to blame for the cancellation of the 14th annual Breezy Point Ice Fest scheduled for Jan. 12.
Rodriguez appeal is expected to be argued in 2008
FARGO, N.D. - U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley hopes an appeal by death row inmate Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. will be scheduled for arguments before a federal appeals court within the next year, after a series of delays.
More what's your goal for 2008?
New Year's resolutions - we all make them but seldom stick to them. (part 2)
Finding niche in Nisswa
Growing up in South St. Paul, Bob Reichenbach spent his summers at his grandparent's cabin on Middle Cullen Lake in Nisswa and knew early on that this is where he wanted to make his home.
Man accused of an intentional crash
A 19-year-old man, William Robert Fearing, arrested Friday after intentionally crashing a vehicle in which his ex-girlfriend and their 3-month-old daughter were passengers, has been charged with attempted murder.
This was Brainerd
DECEMBER 31 - 80 years ago (1927) - Wilford Nubbe and Carl Johnson entertained at a sleigh party Friday evening. After a cold crisp ride to Oak Lawn Town, the remainder of the evening was spent in dancing. Lunch was served to about 40 guests at midnight.
We werent sure what was going to happen with the ice. It doesnt look good. We are going to come back bigger and better next year.
"I think I should have focused on it a little more."
Baxter woman believes son saved her
A Baxter woman believes her 16-year-old son saved her life Christmas Eve as she was being assaulted by his father at their Baxter home, according to a criminal complaint.
What's open, what's closed
There will not be mail delivery Tuesday in observance of New Year's Day.
Catherine F. Brixius
PIERZ - Catherine F. Brixius, 91-year-old resident of Pierz, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn.
PINE RIVER - Jennifer Nelson, age 32, of Pine River, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd. Friends may visit at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter on Wednesday, Jan. 2, from 5-7 p.m.
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Edith H. Richey
WINONA - Edith H. Richey, age 91, of Winona, formerly of Litchfield, died on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Saint Anne Hospice.
Grace H. Laasch
CROSBY - Grace Helen Laasch, 90, Crosby, died Dec. 29, 2007, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center, Crosby.
Manvel, N.D. - Ramona Callahan, 76, Manvel, N.D., died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at home.
Sister Agnes Soenneker
LITTLE FALLS - Sister Agnes Soenneker, 68, died on Dec. 28, 2007, at her home, Clare's Well, Annandale, Minn.
John E. Wittenberg
John E. Wittenberg, 89, Brainerd, died on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at his home.
OTHER OPINION: ETHICS
Strong ethics rules are worthwhile only if coupled with strong ethics enforcement. That is something that has been lacking in the congressional ethics process, whose cozy structure too often combines a glacial pace with a see-no-evil mentality.
What do you think?
Write us a letter or send us an e-mail
I voted yes to the referendum because I support the school district. I cannot believe the district is now biased to the low-income residents to take advantage of all-day, everyday kindergarten while leaving who they think are the well-to-do residents in the Baxter and Nisswa area with every other day kindergarten. If you're offering all day to the needy in Brainerd offer it to everyone. P.S. My family is far from well-to-do. An explanation would be appreciated.
The leading Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary, Obama, and Edwards have made stupid statements like "If I am elected I will tax those rich corporations to fund my programs." To add to that comedy, some of their supporters have taken that nonsense and written numerous editorials to tax the rich corporations. Some of those supporters may just be as uninformed as the candidates are dumb or dishonest.
Open Forum: The Bible doesn't contradict science
A doctor of all people should see the evidence for God very clearly for His creation shouts His existence.
More race results from Brained regional
Three non-professional or semi-professional racers placed second in the WPSA Regional Snocross MN State Series Sunday at Brainerd International Raceway.
Cathedral defeats Little Falls Flyers
ST. CLOUD - The St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders made their shots count as they defeated the Little Falls Flyers 3-1 in boys' hockey Monday at the Municipal Athletic Complex.
Crosby-Ironton's Bryce Tesdahl and Derek Swanhorst were named to the all-tournament team following the Rangers' holiday boys' basketball tournament Saturday.
Ohio State, Illinois lead Big Ten's future
Even with the bowl season in full swing, the 11 Big Ten teams can be judged for their 2007 performances.
Balanced attack helps Warriors cut down Jacks
The Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team provided an exemplary display of this sports clich in its 60-47 win over Section 8-4A rival Bemidji Saturday night at Brainerd High School.
2008 NFL Draft Order
Flyer, Warrior girls 1-2
BEMIDJI - The Brainerd Warrior girls' Nordic skiing relay team of Katherine Mueller, Jenna Ruzich, Hannah McAllister and Amanda Finstad finished second at the Bemidji Relays with a time of 61:21 on Saturday.
Year in Minnesota sports included a lot of mediocrity
MINNEAPOLIS - The past year in Minnesota sports has been a busy one, marked by several coaching changes, mostly mediocre teams, and a mild touch of the unusual.
No. 1 beats No. 1
CROSBY - With four starters returning, a trip to the Class 2A state tournament in March is the goal of the Crosby-Ironton Rangers boys' basketball team.
Repeat performances for 2008?
As 2007 closes, and with it all its drama (steroids), success (New England Patriots) and failures (name a Minnesota sports franchise), we as a collective group of sports fans wait with optimism for 2008.
LF rolls past Pequot for title
LITTLE FALLS - Alex Scott scored 19 points and Dan Kornbaum 16 to lead Little Falls to a 74-50 victory over the Pequot Lakes Patriots in the championship game of the Flyer boys' basketball tournament Saturday.
Due to incorrect information provided to the Dispatch, the Brainerd Warrior boys' hockey team's goal against Edina was not scored by Christian Engel.
Hanowskis lead Flyers to title
LITTLE FALLS - Junior forward Ben Hanowski scored two first-period goals and older brother, Beau, collected three assists to help Little Falls defeat Holy Family of Victoria 3-2 to capture the championship in the Flyer boys' hockey tournament Saturday.
Ice racing Feb. 15-17 at McGregor
The McGregor Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring WSA pro ice racing Feb. 15-17 on Davis Bay on Big Sandy Lake at Big Sandy Lodge.
Mission complete. That's what Mike Schultz of Pillager was feeling Sunday after racing his Polaris to a win, his first this season, in the Pro Open final during the fourth round of the WPSA Regional Snocross Minnesota State Series at Brainerd International Raceway.
Davich, Little Falls top Milaca
LITTLE FALLS - Carlee Davich scored 10 points to lead Little Falls past Milaca 49-44 in the third-place game of the Flyer girls' basketball tournament Saturday.
BHS surges back to beat Irondale, sweep Classic
The Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team completed a weekend sweep by hanging on to defeat the Irondale Knights 57-47 Saturday afternoon in the championship game of the Brainerd Sports Boosters Holiday Classic.
State forecast for N.D.
Wind chill advisory northwest and central north dakota tonight
Snow and rain
Weather drawing by Nicholas Schneider of Jan Wilcox's kindergarten class at Lowell school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind chill advisory northeast new years morning...
State forecast for Iowa
...Wind chill advisory northwest on Tuesday...
State forecast for Iowa
.Dense fog advisory portions of central and eastern iowa through
State forecast for Minnesota
Wind chill advisories over part of the west into Tuesday afternoon...
Wisconsin state forecast
Dense fog advisory for grant and crawford counties until 10 am...
Weather drawing by Carter Sobania of Mrs. Smiths first-grade class at St. Francis school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Wind chill advisory extreme west central tonight through tuesday
Wisconsin state forecast
Lake effect snow warning for ashland and iron counties through tuesday night...
State forecast for North Dakota
...Wind chill advisory northwest...Central...And eastern north
State forecast for S.D.
Winter storm warning black hills through this evening...
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