Luke Lewandowski, son of John B. and Mary Lewandowski, Deerwood, has successfully completed the required competency evaluation program for nursing assistant certification.
Rogers man dies after truck breaks through ice on Leech Lake
A 36-year-old Rogers man died after his pickup broke through the ice on Leech Lake over the weekend, Cass County Sheriff's Department reports.
This was Brainerd
60 years ago (1948) Plumb lines were striking near bottom in Brainerd distributors' fuel oil tanks today sounding a note of warning to oil customers. The overall picture can be summed up in one word - Hope.
A PROPER TEA
MOTLEY - Feather boas, elaborate hats and English accents were all part of a a proper English tea gathering in Motley.
A small, homemade airplane en route from Brainerd to Winsted crashed Saturday afternoon in Round Lake north of Garrison, injuring the pilot.
"The recession gorilla is there. The question is can the Federal Reserve do enough to avert a recession?"
A passion for coaching
Coaching a basketball team involves much more than what physically transpires on the court.
Don Villnow, age 68, resident of Brainerd, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008.
Randall D. Brekke Sr.
DULUTH - Randall D. "Randy" Brekke Sr., age 53, of Duluth, formerly of the McGregor area, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth.
MCGREGOR - Kathleen M. Schlumpberger, age 56, of McGregor, formerly of the Twin Cities, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008.
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John F. Hetman
John F. Hetman, age 88, of Staples, passed away Saturday evening at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa.
CROSBY - Wesley Dale McCoy, age 93, of Crosby, died on Jan. 11, 2008, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
OTHER OPINION: POLITICS
New Hampshire did not produce a breakthrough for Republican presidential aspirant Ron Paul. The libertarian congressman from Texas got only 8 percent of the vote in the Granite State, despite its "live free or die" tradition.
Bloomberg is in the wings
WASHINGTON - If you thought Sen. Barack Obama's victory in the Iowa caucuses was historic and Sen. Hillary Clinton's outta-nowhere win in the New Hampshire primary extraordinary, then be prepared to gasp once again if New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces a bid for the White House.
BHS second at Spud duals
MOORHEAD - The Brainerd Warriors wrestling team captured a second-place team finish in the Gadberry Duals Saturday at Moorhead with a 2-1 record.
Their best shot
With the clock winding down to game time the Brainerd High School gym was without the shot clocks that were to be used for Saturday night's game between Brainerd and Class 4A's 5th-ranked Moorhead Spuds.
Sylvester, Hanowskis lead LF
LITTLE FALLS - Chris Sylvester scored two goals as the Little Falls Flyers defeated Detroit Lakes 10-3 in boys' hockey Saturday.
Raiders routed on road
ELY - The Central Lakes College men's basketball team fell to Vermilion 91-59 Saturday.
Tesdahl sets new standard
DULUTH - Bryce Tesdahl scored 23 points and had seven assists to lead Class 2A's top-ranked Crosby-Ironton Rangers past Duluth Marshall 71-47 Saturday.
LP-GE/W-DC rolls over Redwood Valley
REDWOOD FALLS - The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek girls' hockey team destroyed Redwood Valley 9-0 Saturday.
Racers heat up the ice
Cars raced on ice Saturday and Sunday in the Brainerd lakes area. Brainerd International Raceway, north of Brainerd, was the first to host these racers.
Women's basketball: Miller scores 22 in CLC win
ELY - Freshman guard Brittany Miller poured in 22 points to lead the Central Lakes College women's basketball team past Vermilion 71-40 Saturday.
Little Falls relay finishes second
ALEXANDRIA - The relay team of Kayla Meyer, Kyle Czech, Molly Binger and Drew Geisenhof finished second with a time of 1:06.25 for the Little Falls Flyers Nordic ski team Saturday at the Alexandria Invitational.
Warriors struggle at invitational
LAKEVILLE - The Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team finished 15th out of 17 teams Saturday at the Lakeville North Invitational with a score of 133.625.
Greyhounds race past the Warriors
The smooth-skating, crisp-passing Duluth East Greyhounds are used to outshooting the opposition and not having much to show for it.
Mueller, Mangan lead Warriors
ALEXANDRIA - The Brainerd Warriors Nordic ski team finished tied for second with 38 points Saturday at the Alexandria Invitational.
C-I takes three titles at invite
PARKERS PRAIRIE - Hayden Zillmer, Wade Adams and Ben Rothstein took home championships at 103, 125 and 171 pounds respectively for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers wrestling team Saturday at the Parkers Prairie Invitational.
Zillmer's 18 points lift Rangers
INTERNATIONAL FALLS - Megan Zillmer had 18 points to lead the Crosby-Ironton Rangers girls' basketball team past International Falls 49-31 Saturday.
Weather drawing by Travis Jensen of Ms. Hemstad's third-grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Wind chill advisory in effect this morning west...
State forecast for Iowa
Wind chill advisory in effect until 9 am cst this morning for
Wisconsin state forecast
Lake effect snow warning for bayfield...Ashland and iron counties through this evening...
State forecast for North Dakota
Dense fog advisory for southwest north dakota this morning...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy central...Partly cloudy east and west. Highs near 10 northeast to the mid 40s far west.
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