Joshua Nice, Motley, Andrew Miller, Nisswa, Richard Aulie, Crosby, and Carly Blanksma, Pequot Lakes, were members of the Madrigal Dinners cast through the Department of Music at Bemidji State University for 2004.
Clint and Diane (Phipps) Schuett, Randall, a boy, Cody William, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, Dec. 3, 2004. Grandparents are Phil and Brenda Phipps, Hereford, Texas, and Bill and Kathy Schuett, Little Falls.
"It's going to have a huge effect for us, locally. It's going to take extreme workload off what we do. Without precursors, the pills, it makes it very hard for people to cook meth. You need that pill to make meth. You've got to have that pill."
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1965) - The Brainerd YMCA has added another facet to its growing program by providing an uptown skating rink in the YMCA parking lot.
Judge upholds Cass decision
WALKER -- Cass County Board received notice Dec. 28 that Cass County District Court Judge John P. Smith upheld Cass County Planning Commission's decision to issue a conditional use permit for a communications tower in Ansel Township.
County opens new front in war
On Saturday, Crow Wing County's battle against methamphetamine was waged on a new front.
Two suits over addition approval settled
WALKER -- Two lawsuits challenging Cass County's approval of Zilverberg Addition in Crooked Lake Township were settled by mutual agreement to dismiss the cases.
Winter takes on a more familiar look in lakes area
Just three days after a spate of freezing rain turned highways into hockey rinks, a more familiar brand of winter weather returned to the Brainerd area Saturday.
Dorothy B. Olinger
Dorothy B. Olinger, 69, of Brainerd, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Barbara A. Rosina
Barbara Ann Rosina, 74, of Brainerd, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at her home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 9:30-11 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be at Mission Township Cemetery.
HARDING -- Alvin Hoffman, age 78, of Harding, Minn., died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at Friendship Manor Healthcare Center in Shakopee, Minn.
BAXTER -- LaVaugh Light, 75, of Baxter, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
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OTHER OPINION: Water
The new threat, like the old one, derives from water. The tsunami that killed at least 77,000 people in the Indian Ocean basin on Sunday has now put millions of others at grave risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera, hepatitis, dysentery and typhoid fever, according to the United Nations Children's Fund.
Stop sweating Social Security -- the end is not near
Politicians were eager to feed my fears. Bill Clinton urged us to "take action now to avert a crisis in the Social Security system." Al Gore made the Social Security "lockbox" a centerpiece of his presidential campaign. And George W. Bush insisted earlier this month that Social Security was "headed toward bankruptcy down the road." As a result, most young people today are convinced that Social Security will be gone by the time they retire.
A drug company exec speaks out
The U.S. heatlh-care system is the best in the world. Or so we are often told. But is it really true?
No industry uses the Brainerd lakes area's two prime resources better than area resorts.
State forecast for Iowa
Ice storm warning for portions of southern iowa until noon
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Increasing clouds north. Mostly cloudy south with flurries
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter weather advisory south today...
Let's go sledding
Weather drawing by Bren Fletcher of Mrs. Larson's fifth grade class at Harrison school.
State forecast for S.D.
Winter storm watch tuesday through wednesday south of i-90...
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Cold. Increasing clouds with scattered afternoon flurries.
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