Sequels to iconic CEOs rarely as good as original
SAN FRANCISCO - Legendary CEOs like Apple Inc.'s Steve Jobs are almost impossible acts to follow. Most of the sequels have disappointed the stock market, with some flopping so badly that they were scrapped to make room for the return of the star attraction.
Stan Weiser, a licensed architect, merged his services with Hy-Tec Construction of Brainerd to establish the company's architectural division.
Where horse and rider become partners
A new business near Brainerd has a goal of achieving balance, and not the type that is solely found in the saddle.
Human rights award
Dick Endres, founder and longtime director of Confidence Learning Center, will be presented with the Crow Wing County Human Rights Award.
Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday
THEFT - Jennifer Skorich, 15000 block of Red Sand Road, Thursday reported that her mailbox pole was taken and other suspicious things were going on.
WALKER The following appeared recently in Cass County District Court:
Brainerd Transportation Advisory Committee meets Thursday
The Brainerd Transportation Advisory Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Brainerd City Hall.
Firefighters respond to 2 calls
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a call at 3:09 p.m. Friday at General Rental to what turned out to be a false alarm.
Blood drive planned for Monday
MOTLEY - There will be a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Monday at Motley Middle School.
Cassie Stenson and Jamie Carlson, Brainerd, a girl, Ruby Rae Carlson, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, Dec. 28, 2008. Grandparents are Kathy Stenson and Dan Stenson, Rob Carlson and Kassie Carlson.
A link to the past
Efforts incorporate piece of courtroom history into renovated Crow Wing County Boardroom.
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1969) - Charges are pending against two 18-year-olds and a juvenile in a shooting spree that left 17 dogs and two pigs dead in their path yesterday. The shootings ranged from South Long Lake to Beaver Dam Road.
Economy also affecting groups like Kinship Partners
As the calendar turns into 2009, the economy remains a top concern. We see what is happening at a local level: businesses are closing, workers facing layoffs, wages frozen. It is not a surprise that the current economic environment also affects non-profit organizations, such as Kinship Partners. We recognize the cruel facts of economic downturn and budget cuts by being disciplined about our spending, examining creative ways to generate funds, and serving children and families most in need of our program.
The Brainerd American Legion Post meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday. A ham dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Brainerd American Legion. Cost: $8. A pancake breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 25 at the Brainerd American Legion. Cost: $6.
Three students advance oratory contest
Three area students advanced to the Department Level in the Sixth District High School Oratorical Contest that was conducted Jan. 3 at Carl Sydney Hanson American Legion Post 255 in Brainerd.
Peanut butter probe takes on new urgency
WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest national food safety investigation took on new urgency Friday as federal officials confirmed salmonella contamination at a Georgia facility that ships peanut products to 85 food companies.
Climate change will affect wildlife, too
BAXTER - While the lakes area is in the grip of a relentless deep freeze, it may not feel like global warming or climate change is really an issue.
Behind on your utility bills?
People who are having problems paying their utility bills may contact the following energy assistance providers in their counties to find out if they qualify for assistance:
Snowplowing - by the numbers
- Five - the number of car lengths to leave between vehicles.
The Brainerd Family YMCA recently sent 19 high school students from Brainerd High School to the state Capitol to participate in the 54th annual YMCA Youth In Government Model Assembly.
Toussaint remains in critical condition
Raymond Toussaint, the 80-year-old Pine River man injured earlier this month in a collision with a snowplow near Crosslake, remained in critical condition Thursday at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
Simulator lets snowplow drivers gain experience without risks
BAXTER - When the tire blew out on an icy road, snowplow driver Tom Wryk's arms shuddered as the steering wheel jerked in his hands.
Warmup may make for slippery roads
This winter's deep chill has provided a challenge to clear roads.
No other cases of whooping cough detected among dance team members
The Brainerd Warrior dance team is getting closer to being back on track aftermembers suffered whooping cough.
We're looking at rates of climate change we've never experienced before.
Energy help sought
As the temperatures dropped well below zero last week, the number of Crow Wing County residents applying for energy assistance during those five days alone doubled compared to last year.
Community Foundation to recognize philanthropic leader
The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation has announced plans to again recognize an area person or couple who have shown a commitment to philanthropy.
Lee Smith, age 78, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Berniece 'Bee' Veldman
HOLLANDALE - Funeral services for Berniece "Bee" Veldman, age 84, of Hollandale, were Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at Hollandale Reformed Church. The Rev. Ron Sikkema officiated. Interment will be at Hollandale Cemetery at a later date.
Karen K. (Brown) Obrestad
AITKIN - Karen K. (Brown) Obrestad, 68, of Aitkin, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, at Aicota Health Care Center, Aitkin.
Jeannette R. Weaver
CROSBY - Jeannette Ruth Weaver, age 85, of Crosby, died Jan. 14, 2009, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. She was born on May 15, 1923, in Stillwater. She was a member of the Crosby-Ironton Presbyterian Church, Crosby; 50-plus year member of the Order of Eastern Star; member of Daughters of the Nile, Lotus Temple No. 7; MN Past Appointed Grand Officers Club; and the Myrin-James American Legion Aux. No. 443, Ironton.
Erma I. Hain
RANDALL - Erma I. Hain, age 90, of Randall, Minn., passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at Amazing Days Eldercare in Randall, Minn.
Paul J. Bentler
PARK RAPIDS - Paul John Bentler, 81, of Park Rapids, Minn., died on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in Fargo.
Mildred 'Millie' B. Thielen
LITTLE FALLS - Mildred "Millie" B. Thielen, 89-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at the St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn.
PINE CENTER - Raymond Holmes, age 86, of Pine Center, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Irene C. Savaloja
STAPLES - Irene C. Savaloja, age 87, of Staples, passed away at the Lakewood Care Center on Friday, Jan. 16, 2009.
Mary 'Jo' Rebischke
LITTLE FALLS - Mary "Jo" Rebischke, 86-year-old resident of Little Falls, formerly of Randall, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2009, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Remembering Bush's start
Eight years ago this month our family went to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of the new, questionably elected president, George W. Bush. We went to voice our contempt not only of the man but of the procedures that put him there. We were not alone as reportedly "tens of thousands" did the same. Our daughters were seven and nine at the time and our son eleven. It was their initiation into political activism.
It seems a travesty and an outright abomination that President-elect Obama has chosen a gay pastor to deliver the presidential inaugural prayer. This is the unforgivable sin as stated in the Bible; if you don not believe it, read the Bible Roman's 1:26 and 27.
This letter is to whoever makes the decision to close school on cold days. I'm from Brainerd and went to school there. I remember having to go to school on many cold days. I saw school was canceled Thursday in Brainerd. Thank goodness. Now I live in West Bend, Wis., and on Wednesday the news kept talking about the cold and all the schools were closing for the next day. At first when I saw schools closing, I couldn't believe it. We had to go to school in the bitter cold but I realize how fast frostbite can set in.
No government raises
These are extraordinary times for both business and government. The economic challenges the United States faces have been described by observers as the most challenging since the Great Depression.
As usual, optimism runs deep for the Extravaganza
The 19th annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza is coming Saturday. I would highly recommend you come and wet a line. It is an event like no other, and it appears the conditions should be great.
The arrow whistled from Dennis Hines' bow, sounding like a muffled gunshot as, 20 yards away, it hit the deer.
Five generations recently gathered were Brooke Fogelberg, daughter; David Fogelberg, father; Brad LeDoux, grandfather; Loni LeDoux, great-grandfather; and Vernon and Jean (Hollingsworth) LeDoux, great-great-grandparents.
Pearl Burnard will celebrate her 100th birthday from 12:30-3 p.m. Jan. 25 at Christ Community Church in Nisswa.
Bruce Lapka, Brainerd, will celebrate his 60th birthday with a celebration from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 31 at New Song Ministries/Crossroads Music Cafe, 217 South Seventh Street, Brainerd.
Alicia Mankowski and Christopher Thomsen
Alicia Mankowski and Christopher Thomsen announce their engagement.
Tony and Mary (Miller) Fraser
Tony and Mary (Miller) Fraser, Crosslake, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a surprise party given by their two sons.
Tony and Sara Klemme
Sara Illies and Tony Klemme were married June 21, 2008, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Green Bay, Wis., with Pastor Earl Vorpagel III officiating.
Arlene Jones, Brainerd, will celebrate her 85th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center in Brainerd.
Emily Wolf and Andrew Isackson
Emily Wolf and Andrew Isackson announce their engagement.
SCOTT AND SASHANNA O'SHEA
Sashanna Paulson and Scott O'Shea were married Dec. 18, 2008, in Tulum, Mexico.
Stingy defense sparks CLC
The Central Lakes College Raiders found themselves ahead by 10 points in their Northern Division matchup against Rainy River on Friday.
PR-B's Wangberg leader of young pack
Katie Wangberg is head of the Pine River-Backus Tigers' youth movement.
Busy summer paying off for C-I's Zillmer
If Hayden Zillmer fails he has no one to blame but himself.
Pierz 0-2 in triangular
PIERZ - Clint Poster and Sean Huls each won both of their matches as the Pierz Pioneers went 0-2 in a triangular with Mora and Mille Lacs on Friday.
Balanced scoring keys Raiders' victory
It looked like it was going to be over before it really began, then it didn't and then it was.
14-point second half dooms Warriors
LITTLE FALLS - Having won their last two games following an 0-7 start the Brainerd Warriors brought momentum into Friday's game against the Little Falls Flyers.
WADENA - Jordan Riewer had 17 points and nine steals to lead the Staples-Motley Cardinals to a 75-55 win over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in a Mid-State Conference game Friday.
LOCAL SPORTS SHORTS
The Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team will host Class 4A's fourth-ranked St. Cloud Tech Tigers on Pack the Gym night Thursday.
PINE RIVER - Sam Stanfield scored 21 points and helped Crosby-Ironton to a 50-41 non-conference victory against Pine River-Backus on Friday.
The Nation's Weather
The extremely cold airmass that has moved through the eastern half of the country the past few days was continuing its trek through the eastern third of the country on Saturday.
Southern Cass-Crow Wing
Rest of today...Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers in the morning...Then a slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 20 to 25. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40 percent. Wind chill readings 15 below to 25 below zero.
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter weather advisory far north until noon today...
State forecast for Minnesota
...Winter weather advisory northeast until noon cst today...
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly cloudy. Scattered flurries or patchy light freezing
Big chill: Blast of Arctic air stuns eastern US
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama was colder than Alaska, water fountains froze into ice sculptures in South Carolina and Florida shivered through a brush of Arctic air blast that deadened car batteries in the Northeast and prompted scattered Midwest power outages.
We're having a tropical heat wave
Weather drawing by Caitlyn Searles in the Riverside second grade of Riverside School.
Relief is in sight
It may have seemed like a heat wave Saturday morning compared to Friday's arctic temperatures of 36 below.
State forecast for North Dakota
...Winter weather advisory west and central through saturday
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