Janice Nelson and Robert Lee were named to the fall semester dean's list at Alexandria Technical College. Nelson is studying supervisory management and Lee mechanical drafting, design and engineering.
Top 10 TV characters
No new episodes? No problem. Columnist John Hansen unveils his annual list of the best characters on television.
One year old
The Community Behavioral Health Hospital in Baxter began serving people with mental illnesses in January 2007.
This was Brainerd
JANUARY 28 - 60 years ago (1948) - Bob Brandt and Bob Scheuer, seniors, have been chosen to make the Rotarian Honor Trip to St. Paul Feb. 28.
It takes all kinds - 2
Eight-year-old Hattie Tonn of Oakdale was lost in thought while fishing in the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza Saturday in Gull Lake.
"It was like It was like a big log coming up."
You have to see it and feel it to believe it
"Unless you see it ..."
Big winner says he'll be back
The idea was spawned at a 30-year reunion. The fish was caught on a lure that had sat in Terry Schwichtenberg's tackle box for 20 years, he said, previously unused.
Tara Ritter gives choir a hometown voice
In a choir with 73 people, you'd think a lone singer could slack off every now and then. But that's not the case. In the St. Olaf Choir, every voice counts - especially when there's almost no instrumental accompaniment, as was the case at Saturday's concert at Tornstrom Auditorium.
Ciresi concentrates on accomplishments
The United States is in a middle-class squeeze, U.S. Senate candidate Mike Ciresi said in a weekend stop in Brainerd, and he pointed to his track record of accomplishments as reasons the Democratic Party should endorse him to challenge Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn.
It takes all kinds
Joe Cerami of Plymouth took a break on the ice while fishing in the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake Saturday.
It takes all kinds - 3
Kari Resch of Brainerd roasted a hot dog during the ice fishing tournament Saturday.
Not exactly a lonely sport
Ice anglers by the hundreds packed Hole-In-The Day-Bay Saturday to compete in the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza.
It takes all kinds - 4
Ten-year-old Larimee Martell of Bemidji sorted out her fishing line while her family lunched in the background Saturday at the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza.
Virginia M. Reimer
PINE RIVER - Virginia M. Reimer, age 99, of Pine River, formerly of Loretto, Minn., passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center, Pine River.
Henry D. Salmi
HIBBING - Henry D. Salmi, 93, of Hibbing, Minn., died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008.
Johnny 'Sod' Anderson
AITKIN - Johnny "Sod" Anderson, age 52, of Aitkin, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Vina Gilmer, age 94, a long-time Brainerd resident, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Cody M. Waytashek
ROYALTON - Cody M. Waytashek, 19-year-old resident of Royalton, Minn., passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Daniel R. Elmer
SWANVILLE - Daniel R. Elmer, 52-year-old resident of rural Swanville, Minn., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, as a result of a tractor accident.
Donald W. Wasson
Donald W. Wasson, age 73, resident of Brainerd, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at the St. Cloud Hospital after complications with pulmonary fibrosis.
Vikings will have to wait
The Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission came to town recently and, by most accounts, made a strong case about its need for Minnesota taxpayers to pay most of the bill for a new Vikings stadium.
Open Forum: Try to understand mental illness
I had seen in Open Forum just recently, a writer or reader presented the article comparing mental health issues with who or who isnt running for office, whether state or federal and how maybe they should continue their meds. I saw this article and I felt upset and also frustrated with it. I realize we are all human with all sorts of ideas and emotions, nonetheless, lets get real here for a moment and attempt to understand, accept, and help these who are labeled with an illness or illnesses.
Raiders rally to beat Mesabi East
VIRGINIA - Becky Skiba scored 18 points to lead the Central Lakes College women's' basketball team past Mesabi East 69-64 in North Division action Saturday.
Anderson receives Jason Fitterer Memorial Award
Austen Anderson is the 2008 recipient of the Jason Fitterer Memorial Award.
Central Lakes clipped at the end
VIRGINIA - Despite 15 points from George Washington, the Central Lakes College men's basketball team could not find a way to defeat North Division opponent Mesabi East as the Norseman stole a last second 68-67 victory Saturday.
18th annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza results
The prize-winners, as provided by the tournament (place, name, hometown/state, weight, species, price):
PGA Buick Invitational Scores
Brainerd swims to school's best finish
The Brainerd Warriors boys' swimming and diving team captured its best finish ever in the Class 2A Minnesota State High School Coaches Association's True Team meet Saturday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
Has the time come to replace Metrodome?
It has hosted two World Series, a Super Bowl and two Final Fours.
Rangers roll to eighth straight victory
CROSBY - Megan Zillmer scored 11 of her game-high 19 points from the free throw line as the Crosby-Ironton Rangers connected on 32-of-43 free throws to defeat Class 4A's Tartan Titans 63-50 Saturday in non-conference girls' basketball.
Warriors 2nd; Patnode picks up 100th career win
ELK RIVER - Jake Patnode finished first at the Elk River wrestling tournament and in the process picked up his 100th career victory Saturday for the Brainerd Warriors.
Gobblers win Skip Nalan Invite in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS - Keith Wasserzieher, Justin Chounard and Matt Christensen each finished 3-0 to win individual championships and lead the Aitkin Gobblers to first at the Skip Nalan wrestling invite Saturday.
Hibbert continues his winning ways
Tucker Hibbert of Thief River Falls rode on his modified Arctic Cat to victory Saturday, leading every lap of the 25-lap Snocross final in the EXPN Winter X Games 12 on the Buttermilk Ski Area in Aspen, Colo.
Sons of drag racer Doug Herbert killed in mishap
CORNELIUS, N.C. (AP) - Top Fuel drag racer Doug Herbert's two sons were killed Saturday in a traffic accident near their home.
Late 3-pointer lifts Little Falls to win over Bemidji
BEMIDJI - Ronnie Kornbaum only hit one of the Little Falls Flyers' 11 3-point baskets Saturday, but his was big as it came in overtime and lifted the Flyers to a 59-56 non-conference boys' basketball victory over the Bemidji Lumberjacks Saturday
Warriors seventh in elite meet
COTTAGE GROVE - The Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team placed seventh at the Cottage Grove invite Saturday which featured several of the state's top-ranked teams.
The Nation's Weather
Forecasters predicted more rain and snow in the West on Monday, while rain was expected in the Great Lakes region and snow was expected in Massachusetts and eastern Maine.
Wisconsin state forecast
Snow and blowing snow advisory tuesday northwest...
State forecast for South Dakota
High wind warning black hills and surrounding foothills this morning...
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers mainly central and east.
Snow is fun
Weather drawing by Tyler Smith in the Baxter third grade of Ms. Hemstad.
State forecast for Minnesota
...A variety of winter storm watches and advisories north late
State forecast for North Dakota
...Winter weather advisory west this afternoon and tonight...
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