The Pequot Lakes Middle School student of excellence awards are for students who are performing at the top level of excellence in school. They include sixth-graders Emilee Buell and Brendon Wilcox, seventh-graders Jessica Nies and Mitchell Sergent and eighth-graders Peter Kostecka and Savannah Stone.
Why is Pat Forte alive?
SHOWCASE OF TALENT
Hundreds gathered at Tornstrom auditorium Saturday for the Celebrating Dreams II musical concert. The night was filled with acts from area talent, many of whom are still in school or have recently graduated. This venue was originally created with the idea that there are many young musicians in the Brainerd lakes area and they should be given chance to showcase their talent giving them a chance to pursue their dreams of a life of music.
She helps ease a taxing problem
Anyone who knows 45-year-old Sharon Pike would know that the Oak Lawn Township resident is an outdoors woman.
Fun in the snow
Riley Rehnstrand, 7, plowed into a snow pile while sledding down a hill at the Trinity Lutheran Church Saturday. Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
This was Brainerd
100 years ago (1909) - George Jackson has been appointed special police for the Mill district, to act without pay. He has already entered upon his duties, his first arrest being of Edwin Rolph last night.
'If you wake up.'
John E. Knutsen
John E. Knutsen, age 103, of Pequot Lakes, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009.
Ole W. Berg
TAMARACK - Ole W. Berg, age 76, of Tamarack, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at the Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin, Minn.
Florian J. Schuna
MERRIFIELD - Florian J. "Beaner" Schuna, 68, resident of Merrifield, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
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Jerry McCormick, 77, of California, died Jan. 11, 2009.
Bipolar disorders can be helped
If you are in quest of a magic pill to cure bipolar disorder, you won't find it. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that requires a treatment plan. Untreated, bipolar disorder is like riding a roller coaster in the dark.
How did we get into this financial mess?
Wolhowe scores 1,000th point in S-M victory
HAWLEY - Derek Wolhowe scored his 1,000th career point in the first half and ended with 23 points, 12 rebounds and five assists as Staples-Motley defeated Hawley 87-83 Saturday.
Warriors miss trip to state
The Brainerd Warriors wrestling team fell two matches shy of a trip to their first state tournament since 1988-89.
Border West denies Staples-Motley
BERTHA - Second-seeded Border West knocked off the top-seeded Staples-Motley Cardinals 36-32 for the Section 6-1A wrestling championship Saturday.
Warriors second behind Tech, qualify three for state meet
The Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team finished second and qualified Samantha Smith, Becky Walker and Olivia Elsenpeter for state following Saturday's Section 8-2A meet at St. Cloud Tech.
Little Falls places 4th
MORRIS - Rachelle LeBlanc and Kaisha Gomez earned medals for top six finishes in the Section 6-1A gymnastics meet as the Little Falls Flyers took fourth place with 131.75 points.
Bock wins main event
The Brainerd Boxing Club hosted its second Golden Gloves card of the season Saturday at the National Guard Armory.
Raiders capture share of division
GRAND RAPIDS - Becky Skiba's 16 points helped the Central Lakes College women's basketball team hold off Itasca in the final seconds to earn a 64-60 win Saturday.
CLC wraps up share of North title
GRAND RAPIDS - Bam Glover scored 16 points and C.J. Peeters added 14 as the Central Lakes men's basketball team throttled Itasca 100-44 Saturday to clinch a share of the North Division title with Vermilion as both teams finished 13-1 in division play.
Aitkin wins 19th in row
AITKIN - Sara Hoge collected 18 points as Aitkin defeated Proctor 64-31 Saturday.
Pillager celebrity basketball games set for Saturday
The second annual celebrity basketball games are scheduled Saturday at Pillager High School.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Increasing clouds with scattered flurries west and
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly sunny in the morning and partly cloudy this
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Increasing clouds...Breezy and not as cold. Highs from the mid 20s far northeast to the mid 50s far southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the low to mid 20s.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 20s northeast to the mid 40s
Ice skating fun
Weather drawing by Chloe Hendrickson in the Lowell kindergarten of Mrs. Wilcox.
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