The following Brainerd students brought home top honors from Agricultural Activities Day recently at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. As a team, Aimee Parker, Britta Lawrence, Julie Sather, Julene Adair and Helena Sewell took first place in the floriculture contest.
Twenty children adopted in special ceremony
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Giggles replaced the usual tears Saturday at the Hennepin County Juvenile Justice Center as 20 children were adopted in a special ceremony presided over by judges who volunteered their time.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
Senior citizens flex their political muscle
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota seniors have let state lawmakers know that they plan to be much more active during the current legislative session compared to years past.
Vaccine critics gain allies at Legislature
A loosely organized movement whose members believe that routine childhood vaccinations, including those for polio and tetanus, seriously harm many children is gaining political momentum in Minnesota.
This was Brainerd
JANUARY 27 - 20 years ago (1983) - Ray Burnett, president of Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union, was elected president of Build Brainerd, Incorporated.
Red Cross chapter hosts mini-blood drive in new offices
As a recovering cancer patient, Ernie Jensen isn't allowed to donate blood for a few more years.
Some snow falls
A Minnesota Department of Transportation truck plowed and sanded Washington Street in Brainerd early this morning after the area received about an inch of snow. The snowfall was expected to decrease into flurries later today and Tuesday, with no significant accumulation, the National Weather Service in Duluth reported.
Crosslake comp plan draft goes online
CROSSLAKE -- A draft copy of the Crosslake comprehensive plan is now located on the city Web page, located at http://crosslake.govoffice.com.
Crosby police rescue two from burning apartment building; arson suspected
CROSBY -- Two Crosby police officers rescued two women from a burning Crosby apartment building Friday.
The Crosby-Ironton School Board tonight will discuss ways to cut about $1 million in next year's school budget. Read about the discussion in Tuesday's Dispatch.
Fire destroys Ski Gull equipment and building
A Ski Gull maintenance shop that stored much of the ski hill's equipment and tools was destroyed in a fire Saturday.
Robert Lowe, 95, Brainerd, formerly of Aitkin, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Home in Brainerd.
Bessie Berg, 97, Brainerd, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at Woodhaven Nursing Home in Brainerd.
Lorraine J. Harrison
Lorraine J. Harrison, 85, Brainerd, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Islea A. Farber
STAPLES -- Islea A. Farber, 97, Staples, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at Shady Lane Nursing Home in Wadena.
LEADER -- Rosemary Knox, 54, Leader, died today, Jan. 27, 2003, at Merit Care Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
Russell C. Thurrott
BAXTER -- Russell C. Thurrott, 96, Baxter, died today, Jan. 27, 2003, at home.
Florence I. Rothwell
Florence I. Rothwell, 89, Brainerd, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Regina H. Hanneman
LITTLE FALLS -- Regina Hulda Hanneman, 86, Little Falls, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Roger F. Passe
BAXTER -- Roger F. Passe, 67, Baxter, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
CENTERVILLE, Iowa -- Roy Sandberg, 56, Centerville, Iowa, formerly of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.
Matt J. Pecarich
CROSBY -- Matt Joseph Pecarich, 82, Crosby, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Ethel M. Jabas
LITTLE FALLS -- Ethel M. Jabas, 93, Little Falls, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Patricia Barry Fredstrom
FULLERTON, Calif. -- Patricia Barry Fredstrom, 74, Fullerton, Calif., formerly of Brainerd, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, in Fullerton.
Correction / clarification
The Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly listed Baxter City Council action in Friday's editorial. The council upheld a Baxter Planning and Zoning Commission recommendatiaon to deny a proposed amendment the city's ordinance. The amendment would not have allowed open burning in the city (with certain exceptions).
A recent cartoon in this paper made light of the fact that we risk putting some to death even though they are innocent. The implication was that we should abolish capital punishment because we may inadvertently send an innocent person to his death.
Farmer dies in accident nearly two months after father
GILMAN (AP) -- A central Minnesota farmer died in a farm accident, nearly two months after his father was killed in an accident on their family farm.
Former Hibbing mayor charged with electricity theft
HIBBING (AP) -- Former mayor Jim Collins submitted a letter of resignation from the Hibbing Public Utilities Commission after he was charged with felony utility theft last week.
Mayor of Hector challenges other mayors to help rebuild Roseau
HECTOR (AP) -- The mayor of the west-central Minnesota community of Hector has called on other mayors in his region to help the northwestern city of Roseau recover from last summer's flood.
HealthPartners vows to fight Hatch on board seats
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- HealthPartners says it will fight any attempt by Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch to install new members on its board.
The St. Paul reverses losses in fourth quarter
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The St. Paul Cos. said Monday that leaving or reorienting some businesses and significantly reducing expenses enabled the insurer to reverse losses from a year earlier and report a profit in the fourth quarter.
Weather suspected factor in fire
MOORHEAD (AP) -- Authorities and residents said weather was a likely factor in an early morning fire that destroyed three mobile homes Monday.
Officials still vexed by open water on lakes
GLENWOOD (AP) -- This winter is proving to be anything but a normal one for some Minnesota lakes.
CLC men respond after timeout
All the ingredients were there for a letdown Saturday when the Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team squared off against the Gogebic Samsons in a non-conference game.
Local sports briefs
The Brainerd Warriors sophomore boys' basketball team won its first two games in the Central Lakes Conference tournament Saturday.
C-I boys defeat Eveleth-Gilbert
EVELETH -- Tyler Scull made four three-pointers on his way to a game-high 24 points as the Crosby-Ironton Rangers dispatched Eveleth-Gilbert 67-51 in boys' basketball Saturday.
Brainerd girls chop down Lumberjacks in overtime
BEMIDJI -- Megan Arns scored the game-tying basket with 6.8 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and the Brainerd Warriors went on to edge Bemidji 53-49 in overtime in girls' basketball Saturday.
CLOQUET -- Pine River-Backus managed only three points in the first quarter and went on to a 55-40 girls' basketball loss to Cloquet Saturday. Chelsa Schwegel led the Tigers with 17 points.
Grand Rapids girls edge Brainerd in overtime
GRAND RAPIDS -- Erin Holznagel's two goals weren't enough to save the Brainerd Warriors, who lost 3-2 in overtime against the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks in girls' hockey Saturday.
Raider women win fourth straight
Three weeks ago, the Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team was at a point where something had to change in order to salvage its season.
Gobblers pin down second place
GRAND RAPIDS -- Led by individual champions Scott Chester and Jordan Kiel, the Aitkin Gobblers wrestling team took second place at the Skip Nalan Invitational Saturday.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Warriors hold off Flyers in overtime
Silence prevailed in the Brainerd Warriors locker room despite a 3-2 overtime victory over the Little Falls Flyers in boys' hockey Saturday night.
Alpine skiers 14th, 30th
WELCH -- The Brainerd Warriors placed 14th in the girls' division and 30th in the boys' race at the Welch Village alpine skiing invitational Friday.
Mankato escapes with two ties against Gophers
Minnesota State, Mankato extended its unbeaten streak to 11 games with a pair of ties against Minnesota in a hard-fought Western Collegiate Hockey Association matchup this weekend.
Sharks devour Wild
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Owen Nolan and the San Jose Sharks finally figured out a way to score against the Minnesota Wild.
Halftime speeches spark Gopher men
MINNEAPOLIS -- After a sluggish first half, the Minnesota Golden Gophers got an earful in the locker room.
Wolves beat Jordan, Wizards for fifth in row
WASHINGTON -- The Minnesota Timberwolves forced the Washington Wizards into a second-half meltdown, a jarring display of two teams headed in opposite directions.
Illinois stuns No. 10 Minnesota women, 94-80
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- It could have been another case of bad timing for Illinois, if not for Aminata Yanni.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy and warmer. Highs in the upper 20s northeast to the lower 50s southwest.
Weather drawing by Kasie Rasinski in the Garfield School third-grade class of Mrs. Wig.
Minnesota state forecast
Winter weather advisory along the north shore of lake superior today...
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny...Breezy and much warmer west. Cloudy and brisk east with areas of blowing and drifting snow southeast. Highs from the upper 40s far southwest to 15 to 25 east.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with light snow west this morning...Spreading east this afternoon. Highs from 10 to 15 above north to the mid 20s southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Snow likely east half...Ending this morning. Snow may mix with freezing drizzle before ending. Warmer with highs in the mid 20s northeast to the upper 30s southwest.
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