Paul Kittelson, a senior at Brainerd High School, was admitted to Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., with distinction. To be admitted with distinction, students must possess a minimum ACT composite of 27 and a minimum GPA of 3.5. He was invited to participate in the Distinguished Scholars competition, the college's most prestigious scholarship event. Awards range from $34,000 to four years of full tuition.
Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel reported a 35-year-old Columbia Heights man was arrested and admitted to stealing a semi-trailer loaded with shelled corn.
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The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a chimney fire at 6:48 a.m. Sunday at a residence on the 10,000 block of Leisure Lane in Maple Grove Township.
MOTLEY -- One person was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 7:54 p.m. Saturday on Highway 210, three miles east of Motley, the State Patrol reported.
St. Cloud woman angles for victory at Jaycees fishing fest
Call her a fair weather angler, if you will, but Sara Kitzmann knows how to be in the right place at the right time.
Improving city facilities seen as priority
BAXTER -- Improving city facilities in city of Baxter will be a priority for 2005.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1985) - Brainerd High School gymnastics coach Dave Maras couldn't recall a meet in which his team nearly swept the top four place in all events. That's what the Warriorettes accomplished against St. Cloud Apollo in a 134.1 to 121.9 victory.
A headline on Page 1A Sunday should have stated Don Ruppert won the Brainerd Jaycee's $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza in 1992.
"I think that Johnny, no matter how long he lived in Hollywood, and no matter how much money he made, he still had a piece of straw stuck in his ear."
The Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association presented the Girl Germs Percussive Dance Ensemble at the Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center Saturday night. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Palmer E. Thompson
SWANVILLE -- Palmer E. Thompson, 82-year-old resident of Swanville, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Long Prairie, Minn., with Rev. Paul Twist and Rev. Roland Jennings officiating.
Marjorie I. Monson
Marjorie Iris Monson, 80, of Brainerd, went to be with her Lord on Jan. 21, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was at home surrounded by her husband of 64 years and her children.
Hazel C. Gaboury
LITTLE FALLS --Hazel C. Gaboury, age 95, a resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at the Lutheran Care Center.
Josephine E. Dawson
AITKIN -- Josephine E. Dawson, 74, of Aitkin, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at her residence.
Wesley Sweeney, 79, passed away Jan. 14, 2005, from a long illness. He lived in Brainerd from 1971 to 2000. He worked at North Star Plating, Paul Bunyan Nursery and the old Sears store. He leaves a son, daughter, grandson, brother and many acquaintances. His son, Mark, may be reached at (218) 829-0013 for condolences.
LITTLE FALLS -- Helen Ciminski, age 89, Little Falls, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
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Omar Schweller, age 89, of Brainerd, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at his home.
Elnora I. Johnson
AITKIN -- Elnora I. Johnson, 85, of Aitkin, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, in the Riverwood Extended Care Center, Aitkin.
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The bold and bellicose rhetoric of President Bush's second inaugural address Thursday called forth an image of the commander in chief as an armored knight on horseback, waving his righteous sword and sounding the battle cry against the enemies of freedom.
Raiders struggling with inauspicious start
In December Central Lakes College women's basketball coach Dennis Eastman added three players that weren't on the original roster to give his team much needed depth.
Lake Region finishes second in Iowa tourney
ANKENY, IOWA -- The Lake Region Hornets were inches away from winning the Faith Baptist Bible College girls' basketball tournament Saturday, but an Ashley Kientzle 3-point attempt bounced off the rim in a 35-34 loss to Omaha in the championship game.
Curt Plante (55) led Chuck Mankowski (left), Paul Stout (90) and Henry Koering (15) out of the fourth turn during the Hardwater Ice-Racing Association ATV final Sunday on Moberg Lake. There are only 35 studs per rear tire and an unlimited amount allowed on the front tires. Brainerd Dispatch/Clint Wood
Wasserzieher, Aitkin win Skip Nalan invite
GRAND RAPIDS -- B.J. Wasserzieher improved his season record to 25-3 by winning the 140-pound division and leading the Aitkin Gobblers to first place at the Skip Nalan Wrestling Tournament Saturday.
Flyers get defensive to shut down Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers won their third-straight game by stifling the Fergus Falls Otters for a 59-32 non-conference boys' basketball victory Saturday.
Warriors headed to State True Team meet
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' swimming and diving team may or may not be a dream team, but they are True Team champions.
Brainerd falls to Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS -- Brainerd Warrior goalie Amie Meyer stopped 38 of 42 Grand Rapids/Greenway' shots on goal in a 4-3 non-conference girls' hockey loss Saturday.
Dynamic Duo dominate
There's Magic and Kareem, Montana and Rice, Maris and Mantle. Those are just a few of the most famous sports duos in history.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly sunny southwest...Partly sunny northeast. Highs from 35 to 40 far northeast...To 60 to 65 west.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs from the mid 50s southwest to the
A great winter
Weather drawing by Kaycie Mogensen of Miss Johnson's fourth grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 30s east to upper 40s
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly cloudy north. Partly cloudy south. Highs in the
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy northeast with morning flurries. Partly cloudy elsewhere. Highs from the middle 20s northeast to the lower 30s southwest.
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