Boutique now fluttering in Baxter
Social Butterfly, an event design and boutique, migrated from Nisswa to Baxter this winter.
ONAMIA - The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe named John Dunkley the commissioner of administration and reappointed Sarah Oquist commissioner of corporate affairs.
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
Little Falls man injured in crash
A Little Falls man was injured Friday morning at Camp Ripley after the vehicle he was in was struck by another vehicle that couldn't stop on the icy roadway, according to the Morrison County Sheriff's Office.
A. Call to order.
The Northeast Brainerd Resident Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
The missing gift
School is back in session and the Christmas decorations have been put away. Many of us are using the latest high-tech device that we got for Christmas or we're proudly wearing new clothes that were a holiday gift. Many of our Kinship kids are still waiting for a special gift - the gift of time spent with an Adult Partner.
How, when and where to get children's mental health services
"There is now compelling evidence that mental illnesses in children do occur, that untreated mental illness places children at risk of developing the most debilitating forms of illness, and that the impact of untreated mental illness on their growing years is devastating.
Sertoma scholarship winners announced at CLC
The Sunrise Sertoma and Noon Sertoma clubs of Brainerd announced the Central Lakes College scholarship recipients for spring 2009.
Warrior dance team wins jazz meet
The Brainerd Warrior dance team "popped" its way into first place Thursday in the Central Lakes Conference jazz meet at Apollo High School in St. Cloud.
Area fire departments enjoy Homeland Security grants
Pillager might not be on al-Qaida's short list of targets but small Minnesota towns like Pillager routinely receive Assistance to Firefighters Grants from the Department of Homeland Security.
Morrison still working on administrator post
The Morrison County Board has one more loophole to address before it names its new county administrator.
Immigration to be topic Thursday at Rosenmeier Forum at CLC in Brainerd
Immigration issues will be the topic to be discussed at noon Thursday for the next Rosenmeier Forum at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
I think it's too bad we don't know some of our neighbors better but if you don't see them, it's hard to get to know them.
County applies the brakes to ATV trail
Crow Wing County has applied the brakes to a proposed all-terrain vehicle trail and expects to look at other options on public land.
North Brainerd neighborhood had no idea how woman was living
In a situation that a neighbor described as "heartbreaking," a 66-year-old north Brainerd woman was taken from her debris-filled home Friday by emergency personnel, including firefighters who wore self-contained breathing masks because of the stench.
This was Brainerd
JANUARY 11 - 60 years ago (1949) - With an objective of approximately 6,000 tons of ice, crews employed by the Brainerd Ice Company yesterday started cutting ice on Rice Lake for storage in the company's ice house. A crew of 28 men are employed in the harvest.
Elenora C. Bible, age 89, resident of Bigfork, formerly of Brainerd, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, in Bigfork.
Edward 'Bud' Range
Edward "Bud" Range, age 80 years, resident of Brainerd, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
BACKUS - David Borgerding, age 73, of Backus, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009. He was born May 23, 1935, in Melrose, Minn., to Leo and Agnes Borgerding. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1954 to 1962.
Dorothy Maas, 76, died at Bethany Good Samaritan in Brainerd on Jan. 7, 2009, surrounded by her beloved family. Dorothy was born Nov. 5, 1932, in Hamburg to Lydia and Leroy Shrode. She married Raymond Maas, her high school sweetheart on June 21, 1950. They lived in Delano for many years where Dorothy worked at the Delano Granite Works, and later in Minneapolis at Universal Circuits.
Howard E. "Cy" Wayt, 81, Brainerd, passed away at his home on Jan. 8, 2009. He was born on July 27, 1927, in Brainerd to George and Nellie Wayt.
Renaldo Christopher Ray, 3 pounds, 1.5 ounces, and 16.75 inches long, was stillborn on Jan. 7, 2009 at United Hospital, St. Paul, Minn.
Corey "CoreBear" Edward McKenney, age 7, was born April 25, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Corey struggled from birth with a mitochondrial disease and undiagnosed neuromuscular disease. He fought the diseases every day he was on Earth with the help of his loving family and caring doctors, though you would have never known being around him if he was having a bad day.
LITTLE FALLS - Charles E. Girton, age 61, of Little Falls, Minn., formerly of Pierz, Minn., passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 12, at Grace Covenant Church in Little Falls, Minn., with Rev. Steve Anderson officiating.
ONAMIA - Betty Kegg, 78-year-old resident of Onamia, Minn., died on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at the Mille Lacs Long Term Care Center in Onamia, Minn. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Community Center on the Mille Lacs Reservation.
LITTLE FALLS - Delmar "Del" Surma, 86-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at his home in Little Falls, Minn. Arrangements are pending with the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service, Southeast Chapel, in Little Falls, Minn.
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The Brainerd School Board's Facility Committee meeting on Monday was a disappointment. For the entire board to not recommend re-opening Whittier Elementary School next fall without having the specific documentation on the costs of running the school was not in the best interest of the public. How can the board make a decision without accurate data? With a number of concerned citizens attending the meeting, could the chair have opened the meeting for some public comment?
Vying for GOP leadership post
WASHINGTON - When it comes to the six Republicans competing for lead dog of the GOP leadership, all are on point: They love Ronald Reagan, are pro-life, advocate small government, and promise more diversity and fewer taxes.
OUR OPINION: MIDEAST
No matter the provocation or the back story, when a big guy is in fight with a little guy, public opinion tends to favor the little guy.
SUV, oh SUV,
Camper cabin fever
The propane fireplace took a few minutes to kick in. But when it did, warmth crept across the cabin floor.
Surviving the traditional ice-fishing house sleepover
I think we - me and the kids - started a tradition last winter by sleeping out in the fish house (wife Shelley is not a lover of the cold, and her excuse for not joining us was that there were only four beds in the fish house).
Ricky and Peggy Borders, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married Jan. 7, 1984.
Katie Ann Meyer and Joseph Michael Tautges announce their engagement. Parents are Jim and Priscilla Meyer, Belmond, Iowa, and Bill and Mary Tautges, Fort Ripley. An April 18 wedding is planned in Belmond, Iowa.
Jenny Traxler and Josh Foote announce their engagement. Parents are Tami and Doug Brown, Crosslake, Leon and Margie Borgardt, Belle Plaine, and Tim and Cindy Foote, Merrifield. A Feb. 28 wedding is planned at South Long Lake Presbyterian Church.
Karlee Anderson and Matthew Magnan announce their engagement. Parents are Mark and Lori Anderson, Sebeka, and Mike and Debbie Magnan, Brainerd. A Feb. 14 wedding is planned at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter.
Candy Laypath and Philip Berg announce their engagement. Parents are Dana Laypath, Racine, Wis., and Jeffrey and Beverly Berg, Brainerd. A May 2 wedding is planned at Living Word North Church in Brainerd.
Nela Eve Smith and Jesse Joseph Williams announce their engagement. Parents are Dallas and Diane Smith, Aitkin, and Gary and Mini Williams, Merrifield. A July wedding is planned.
Amy Kittelson and Matt Holbrook announce their engagement. Parents are Kelvin and Bev Kittelson, Brainerd, and Tom and Lynn Holbrook, Brainerd. An April 25 wedding is planned at Mount Olivet Church in Minneapolis.
Katie Wilber and Jake Phillips announce their engagement. Parents are Jerry and Karen Wilber, South Range, Wis., and Gary and Kathie Phillips, Brainerd. An Oct. 24 wedding is planned in Duluth.
Selene Boots, who will turn 104 on Jan. 21, will celebrate her birthday with family and friends on Jan. 17 at the Birchwood Samaritan House on Greenwood Street in Brainerd.
Dawnielle Gadacz and Daniel Ellickson announce their engagement. Parents are David Johnson and Susanne Knott, both of Brainerd, and Marlow Ellickson and Sherry Ellickson, both of Brainerd. A May 30 wedding is planned at the groom's father's house.
Five generations recently gathered were John Daniel Schleusner, son; Amber Schleusner, mother; Kim Woodford, grandmother; all of Watertown, S.D., Joni Melin, great-grandmother, of Nisswa; and Madeline (Barclay-Haefner) Roel, great-great-grandmother, of Baxter.
Flyers roll to 7-0 victory
COLD SPRING - Ben Hanowski netted three goals in the first period and Michael Sperl kicked away 22 shots for his fourth shutout in Little Falls' 7-0 Central Lakes Conference victory over Rive Lakes Friday.
W-DC tags Rangers with first loss of season
CROSBY - Five Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines scored in double figures led by Donny Tabery's 25 points in Friday's 88-72 Mid-State Conference victory over the previously unbeaten Crosby-Ironton Rangers Friday.
Flyers' Hauer makes big leap
She's ranked No. 1 in her graduating class with a 4.0 grade-point average.
Warriors turn up the defense to stop Sabres
Pressure defense plus balanced scoring was the winning equation for the Brainerd Warriors Friday.
Consistent Kornbaum leading the Flyers
"Ahead of schedule."
Lakers, Twisters compete
The Brainerd Lakers and Brainerd Twisters competed in a Midwest Amateur Gymnastics Association meet Jan. 4 at Elk River.
W-DC downs Rangers in OT
WADENA - Avery Jackson and Courtney Volkmann scored 19 points each to lead the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to an 80-72 overtime victory over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers Friday in Mid-State Conference girls' basketball.
Paul Bunyan Bowl
LOCAL SPORTS SHORTS
The Brainerd Warriors junior varsity boys' swimming and diving team defeated the Sartell Sabres 149-29 Thursday.
Warriors pick up road win
CLOQUET - Brett Jenkins scored two goals for the Brainerd Warriors in a 4-2 non-conference win over the Cloquet/Esko/Carlton Lumberjacks on Friday.
Flyers 2-1, Pierz 1-2 at Quad
LITTLE FALLS - Frank Wilczek and Bryan Bue each went 3-0 to help the Little Falls Flyers to a 2-1 record while Clint Poster and Kyle Jones were 3-0 for the Pierz Pioneers during the Little Falls Quadraingular Friday.
Warriors, Stars play to 2-2 tie
LITTLE FALLS - Brainerd/Little Falls goalie Nhi Dinh made 14 saves to help the Flying Warriors to a 2-2 tie with the River Lake Stars Friday in Central Lakes Conference action.
State forecast for N.D.
Rest of today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A period of light snow or
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs 10 north to 25 southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter weather advisory extreme south through noon today...
Even the snowman is getting cold
Weather drawing by Mikaela Maki in the Baxter third grade of Mrs. Surma.
State forecast for Iowa
Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories remain in
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly clear early...Then increasing clouds during the afternoon. Highs from near 20 far northeast...To the lower 40s southwest.
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