Ryan Finch, son of Brian and Kimberly Finch, Brainerd, was admitted to North Dakota State University with distinction. He will enter NDSU fall of 2008.
Peter and Krista Mithun, Baxter, a girl, Aubrey Nicole, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, Dec. 15, 2007. Grandparents are Mark and Paula Parrish, Baxter, and John and Faye Mithun, Chokio. Great-grandparents are Barbara Brekken, Baxter, and Bob and Elaine Parrish, Baxter.
Bomb threat made at C-I High School
CROSBY - Officers with the Crosby Police Department and the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a bomb threat shortly before noon Monday at Crosby-Ironton High School.
Each day Barb Gavin is reminded how fragile and short life can be and how much people mean to each other.
This was Brainerd
JANUARY 7 - 100 years ago (1908) - For sale - A new five room cottage, four blocks from post office. Owner leaving city - will sell this week for $800. One hundred dollars cash, rent will pay the balance.
"We just sort of panicked because we knew we had to get out of there real quick."
Cemetery financial situation improves
A year ago, Evergreen Cemetery faced serious financial challenges.
Robert F. Tollefson
BAXTER - Robert Franklin Tollefson, 82, Baxter, passed away at Bethany Good Samaritan Village on Jan. 5, 2008.
Doris A. Anderson
Doris Ann Anderson, age 79, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at her home.
Connie L. Kokesh
ZIMMERMAN - Connie Louise Kokesh, 57, of Zimmerman, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at her residence.
Bernice G. Kohnen
GARRISON - Bernice G. (nee Kalk) Kohnen, age 81, of Garrison, Minn./Mesa, Ariz., and formerly of Osseo, Minn., passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at Banner Hospice in Mesa.
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Bernice A. Brown
MINNETONKA - Bernice A. Brown, 94-year-old resident of Minnetonka, formerly of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at the Sunrise of Minnetonka Senior Living in Minnetonka.
Francis A. Hildahl
Francis Alan Hildahl, 91, passed away peacefully on Dec. 27, 2007, in Brainerd, Minn.
LAKE SHORE - Lucille Bjorgo, a life-long resident of Minnesota, died Jan. 4, 2008, at her home in Lake Shore, Minn., surrounded by loved ones. She was 79.
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Binger, Kempenich lead LF girls to 2nd
BIWABIK - The Little Falls Flyers girls' Nordic ski team placed third at the Mesabi East Invitational thanks to Molly Binger's fourth-place time of 19:53.3 in the classic and Melissa Kempenich's sixth-place time of 20:04.1 in the classic.
Lake Region wins
OWATONNA - Anne Wallenn tallied 13 points, nine rebounds and three blocks to lead the Lake Region girls' basketball team past Owatonna-Fourth Baptist 42-34 Saturday.
BHS seeks lucky 13
In each of its first 12 seasons the Brainerd Warriors adapted floor hockey team has advanced to state.
Warriors squander big lead
Nearly one month ago the Brainerd Warriors lost a close contest to the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles 64-61.
BHS relay wins, team second overall at U of M
MINNEAPOLIS - The 200-yard medley relay team won with a time of 1:43.96 and helped the Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team to second at the University of Minnesota Invite Saturday.
Bye, Brainerd blank Flyers
LITTLE FALLS - Jess Bye registered three goals and two assists as the Brainerd Warriors girls' hockey team breezed by Central Lakes Conference foe Little Falls 10-0 Saturday.
It ends tonight
In what has been the most topsy-turvy season in recent memory, the BCS Championship Game has finally arrived - Ohio State vs. LSU.
Warriors claim 4 crowns
CAMBRIDGE - Aaron Padrnos, Scott Padrnos, Nick Lingwall and Andrew Wachsmuth all won individual championships to lead the Brainerd Warriors wrestling team to a second-place finish at the Cambridge Bluejacket Invite Saturday.
C-I moves to 8-0 with rout
CROSBY - Derek Swanhorst finished with 16 points and seven rebounds in little more than half a game as class 2A's No. 1 ranked Crosby-Ironton Rangers disamantled Hermantown 94-40 Saturday in non-conference boys' basketball.
Mueller seventh at Classic, BHS 15th
BIWABIK - Katherine Mueller secured her second top 10 at the Mesabi East Nordic ski Invite Saturday as she placed seventh in the classic to lead the Brainerd Warriors to 15th place.
W-DC tops S-M at invite
FERTILE - The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines slid past the Staples-Motley Cardinals to claim the Pine to Prairie wrestling tournament Saturday.
Gomez wins floor, Flyers finish second
PARK RAPIDS - Kaisha Gomez tied for first on the floor with an 8.8 to help the Little Falls Flyers gymnastics team to second place at the Park Rapids Invitational Saturday.
Otters box out Flyers for win
FERGUS FALLS - The Fergus Falls Otters outrebounded the Little Falls Flyers 54-30 en rout to a 65-42 Central Lakes Conference girls' basketball victory Saturday.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly cloudy. Rain or patchy freezing rain possible in the morning southeast. Chance of rain east and slight chance of snow northwest in the afternoon . Highs in the 30s to lower 40s.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A slight chance of light
Wisconsin state forecast
dense fog advisory for all but far northwest wisconsin until noon...
State forecast for Minnesota
Dense fog advisory far southeast this morning...
Weather drawing by Tanner DeRosier of the Olson/Morgan second-grade class at Garfield school.
State forecast for Iowa
Dense fog advisory far northeast this morning...
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