Pine River man injured after truck hits plow
CROSSLAKE - An 80-year-old Pine River man was extricated from his truck and then airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale after the truck he was driving collided Sunday with a Crow Wing County snowplow west of Crosslake on Crow Wing County Road 16 near Timber Lane.
Garage fire reported east of Brainerd
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a call at 4:44 p.m. Sunday to a garage that was on fire at the 12000 block of Five Mile Road east of Brainerd.
Putting 'Y' in New Year's resolutions
It's the start of another year, which means more New Year's resolutions.
Do it as quickly as possible, but do it right.
This was Brainerd
JANUARY 5 - 40 years ago (1969) - The Brainerd School Board, at a special meeting, adopted a resolution stating that it will accept the portion of the Nisswa district allotted to it through a consolidation proceeding now under way.
Sadie LaFlex, age 73, resident of Brainerd, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minn.
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ONAMIA - Gary Hill, a 54-year-old resident of Onamia, Minn., died on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at the St. Cloud Hospital. A funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Community Center on the Mille Lacs reservation.
Wallace Van Guilder
Wallace Van Guilder, 79, of Brainerd, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
LITTLE FALLS - Gus Mohr, a 93-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., and formerly of Randall and Cushing, passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at St. Otto's Care Center Chapel in Little Falls, Minn. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn., and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Otto's Care Center Chapel.
BAXTER - Lorraine Flansburg, age 79, resident of Baxter, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
An Illinois political spectacle
WASHINGTON - Opportunism comes in many forms in Illinois politics. Unfortunately for the reputation of my home state, the nation is learning about all of them.
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As Bush and Cheney depart, can we identify the one worst moment during their eight years. I pass over most ill considered statements like the Bush warning to insurgents to bring it on, heckuva job, Brownie, flight suit mission accomplished speech on the carrier Abraham Lincoln, and Cheney's Iraq insurgency is in its last throes.
Brainerd's Bock wins title in only fifth fight
The Brainerd Boxing Club saved its best for last Saturday and fans at a packed Brainerd National Guard Armory were not let down.
C-I loses two matches
NASHWAUK - Crosby-Ironton's Hayden Zillmer improved to 14-0 with two wins by pin for the Rangers in a 54-24 loss to Virginia and a 57-24 loss to Nashwauk-Keewatin Saturday.
Appreciation night for Schultz Feb. 5
An appreciation night and open house for "Monster" Mike Schultz is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Dondelinger Chevrolet-Cadillac in Baxter.
Raiders blow out Gogebic
C.J. Peeters recorded 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Central Lakes Raider in Saturday's 90-36 blowout of Gogebic, Mich. Technical College in Brainerd.
BSU, C-I grad Tesdahl fall
Crosby-Ironton graduate Bryce Tesdahl led the Bemidji State University Beavers with seven rebounds and four assists, but the Beavers fell 82-74 to Augustana College on Friday.
Otters overwhelm W-DC
WADENA- Joey Osborn and Trevor Ness each scored to give the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines a 2-0 first period lead, but Fergus Falls scored five unanswered goals to claim a Section 6-1A victory Saturday.
Sara Schultz sensed something was terribly wrong.
Riewer, Wolhowe pace Cardinals
STAPLES - Two was better than one as the Staples-Motley Cardinals outscored the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers 108-92 Saturday in non-conference action.
Raider women stumble
Brittany Miller and Becky Skiba each scored 14 points for the Central Lakes Women's basketball team, but the Raiders lost to Gogebic, Mich. in the second day of the Central Lakes Classic 82-57 Saturday in Brainerd.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Clear...Becoming partly cloudy east and mostly cloudy west during the afternoon. Breezy and not as cold. Highs from the upper teens far northeast...To near 40 south central.
Wisconsin state forecast
Wind chill advisory far north through 9 am...
State forecast for Minnesota
Wind chill advisory northeast through mid morning...
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Increasing clouds west to east. A chance of light snow west
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Sunny. Highs middle 20s to middle 30s.
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