Alex Kuhn, son of Dan and Sue Kuhn, Nisswa, has been accepted to Concordia College-Moorhead for fall 2005. He also is the recipient of a Concordia College Excellence Scholarship in the amount of $28,000.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 10:12 a.m. Friday to a call to Building 19 at the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center.
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This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1985) - While many schools are trimming athletic programs, Brainerd Community College intends to add hockey as a varsity sport beginning with the 1985-86 season.
Snowfall turns roads into rinks
A brief but heavy snowfall turned area roadways into skating rinks Sunday afternoon, sending vehicles into ditches throughout the Brainerd area.
Welcome center an 'investment in area'
Cheryl Gelbmann said Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce officials caught her at a weak moment last February when they asked her to head up the drive to raise the $600,000 local share of the Brainerd Lakes Area Welcome Center.
Pulling their weight
A team of Percherons from the Little Pine Livery Company of Crosslake pulled a wagon filled with people at the Breezy Point Ice Festival Saturday. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Mushing in Pequot Lakes
Mariah, Alexia and their mom, Kristine Rickard of Pequot Lakes, rode behind the dog sled team guided by Jim Peterson at the Breezy Point Ice Festival Saturday. The dog sled team was just one of the activities people could choose to participate in during the festival. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Whalen Woods fire called suspicious
PEQUOT LAKES -- Fire caused heavy damage to a production building Sunday at Whalen Woods, a furniture manufacturing company on Highway 371 in Pequot Lakes.
Mildred M. Schmidtbauer
HARDING -- Mildred M. Schmidtbauer, age 86, of Harding, Minn., passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at the Elim Nursing Home in Princeton, Minn.
PINE RIVER -- Benjamin Frantzich, 94, of Pine River, passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
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BACKUS -- Dwayne Kieffer, 74, of Backus, passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
CROSBY -- Arnold Rono, 65, of Crosby, died Jan. 7, 2005, at his home. He was born March 17, 1939, in Deerwood, to Adolph and Pearl (Booth) Rono.
Betty J. Hart
MOTLEY -- Betty J. Hart was born on March 22, 1927, in Elyria, Ohio, the daughter of John and Emma (Smail) Hathaway. She was called from this life on Friday afternoon, Jan. 7, at St. Cloud, Minn. She had attained the age of 77 years, nine months and 15 days.
John M. 'Jack' Thomas
LITTLE FALLS -- John M. "Jack" Thomas, age 78, of Little Falls, Minn., died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
OUTING -- Jon Epland, 56, Outing, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center, in Crosby.
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Forget Iraq and South Asia
Jeanne Phillips, chairwoman of the 55th Presidential Inaugural Committee, was asked in a recent interview whether the $40 million being spent on the festivities might be better spent on the troops in Iraq. No, not really.
Abbas would be a start, not a solution
With the anticipated election Sunday of Mahmoud Abbas as the new Palestinian president, there is the slightest sense of optimism about the Mideast peace process for the first time in five years.
Peterson, S-M ground Flyers
STAPLES -- Jacque Peterson scored a game-high 18 points and Kendell Spar added 13 points as the Staples-Motley Cardinals beat the Little Falls Flyers 62-51 Saturday.
Shavinksi leads Aitkin to three wins
PERHAM -- Aitkin's Andrew Shavinski was 4-0 with three pins at the 103-pound class and Johnathon Arness was also 4-0 at 160 as the Gobbler beat Pelican Rapids, Deer River and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle before losing to Perham Saturday.
Jansson, Cards upend Little Falls
STAPLES -- Chris Jansson scored 19 points while teammates Joe Smith added 14 and Andy Mertens 12 as the Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' basketball team beat the Little Falls Flyers 64-57.
Clean sweep for Atkinson, Flyers
PARK RAPIDS -- Little Falls gymnast Danielle Atkinson put on a show as she swept first place in all four events and the all-around with a score of 37.30 to lead the Flyers to the Park Rapids Invitational title Saturday.
Mehr wins twice
MINNEAPOLIS -- Brainerd Warriors sprinter Andrew Mehr won both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events as the Brainerd swimming and diving team placed second in the Bronze Division of the University of Minnesota Invitational Saturday.
Eastman's 22 points power Warriors
COKATO -- Zach Eastman scored 22 points, including six 3-pointers, to lead the Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team to a 58-47 win over Dassel-Cokato Saturday.
BHS' Lingwall wins individual crown
CAMBRIDGE -- Brainerd's Nick Lingwall won a 14-12 decision over Clint Daligdig to capture first place in the 112-pound class as the Warriors finished third as a team at the Bluejacket Invitational Saturday.
Warrior boys sixth, girls 16th
"The boys went into the meet thinking we had the possibility to be in the top 10," Hanson said. "We also kept a close eye on our section competition, which finished behind us."
Warriors can't find comeback magic
The Warriors were coming from behind all game long as Kiel Browne tied the score at 1-1 in the first period with a goal off assists from Conrad Kragness and Zach Lundbohm.
It's a victory every time they hit the trail
LITTLE FALLS -- Terry Wasland was there nine years ago when Little Falls High School decided to add Nordic skiing. He said yes to coaching the Flyers and started the program from the ground up.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly sunny. Highs from around zero northeast to near 20
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy north and east. Partly to mostly cloudy
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Becoming cloudy. A chance for light snow or flurries in the southwest late. Highs from the mid teens northwest to the upper 20s southeast.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Cloudy. Chance of snow north. A chance of light freezing
Weather drawing by Annika Watson of Mrs. Wig's third grade class at Garfield school.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly cloudy north to mostly cloudy south. Chance of light snow southeast. Highs in the teens north and east to the 30s far southwest.
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