Anthony Nelson, Randall, was named to the fall dean's list at Winona State University.
This was Brainerd
MARCH 1 - 60 years ago (1944) - A group of Crow Wing County draftees left Brainerd this morning to report for Army and Navy duty. Of the group, 42 have been inducted into the Navy and 57 into the Army.
Injured county worker recovering
Paul Laughton, a Crow Wing County Highway Department employee who was crushed beneath a pickup Friday, had surgery to repair several broken bones in his leg.
BHS dance team 11th at state
The Brainerd High School dance team placed 11th in jazz and high kick this weekend during the state dance competition at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
State at stake
A first time state appearance is in the balance in Friday's boys' hockey game between Little Falls and Wadena-Deer Creek. Find a game preview in Tuesday's sports section.
Food shelf work is spiritually nourishing for Bea Bjorklund
For most of her life, the Salvation Army in Brainerd has held a powerful role in Bea Bjorklund's life.
Bena man found dead
BENA -- The death of a 56-year-old Bena man, whose body was found Saturday a short distance from his residence, is being investigated by the Cass County Sheriff's Department.
Crosby area news correspondent dies
CROSBY -- Kaye Frey, 85, a longtime Crosby area volunteer and news correspondent, died Sunday at her Crosby home.
CASS LAKE -- A 37-year-old Cass Lake man died Saturday after he was hit by a vehicle while walking on Highway 2 in Cass Lake.
Lawmakers question budget forecast
ST. PAUL -- While the February forecast projected that the state's budget deficit was less than expected, two Range legislators said it's nothing to write home about.
Robert J. Black
COON RAPIDS -- Robert J. Black, age 71, of Coon Rapids, Minn., passed away on Feb. 27, 2004. Preceded in death by parents Grant and Bernice Black, three siblings: Betty, Rosemary and Tom.
Hazel M. Harrison
FORT RIPLEY -- Hazel M. Harrison, 91-year-old resident of Fort Ripley, Minn., died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, March 2, at 11 a.m. at St. Mathias Catholic Church in St. Mathias, Minn. Officiates will be the Rev. Paul Fruth and the Rev. Seamus Walsh.
LITTLE FALLS -- David Stanley, 34-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
Shirley A. Munholand
CROSSLAKE -- Shirley A. Munholand, 72, of Crosslake, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at her home. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 6, at 11 a.m. at Mission of the Cross Lutheran Church in Crosslake with the Rev. Steven Anderson officiating. Friends may visit Friday, March 5, 5-7 p.m. at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake. Interment will be at Norwood Cemetery.
Mary Ann Viring
HILLMAN -- Mary Ann Viring, 74-year-old resident of Hillman, Minn., died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, March 3, at 1 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding with the Rev. Roger Toennes officiating.
STAPLES -- Clifford Dyer, 90, of Staples, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at his home. A prayer service in his memory will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2004, at 2 p.m. in Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with the Rev. Stephen Sveom officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. Services have been entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.
Mabel H. Larson
LITTLE FALLS -- Mabel H. Larson, 96-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 3, at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Little Falls, Minn., with the Rev. Carl Larson officiating. Burial will be in Darling Township, Morrison County.
Missota Paper Co. officials are trying to make the best of a bad situation.
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It is very distressing to see a member of the Native American community die alone and in such a horrible manner. I refer to the homeless soul who burned to death recently in Minneapolis.
Rangers rattle Esko
MINNEAPOLIS -- All five starters scored in double figures as the Crosby-Ironton Rangers blew out the Esko Eskimos 80-56 Saturday at Target Center.
CLC fizzles in consolation round
MINNEAPOLIS -- The hype was obviously bigger than the game.
Luberts, nine other Pioneer wrestlers qualify for state
BELGRADE -- Nine Pierz wrestlers won titles and another Pioneer was runner-up in the Section 6, Class 1A individual tournament Saturday at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa High School.
The Brainerd Warriors have been seeded third in the Section 8, Class 4A girls' basketball tournament and will host No. 6 Bemidji 7 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinals.
BHS qualifies swimmer, diver for state meet
Following the graduation of a state champion diver and other key individuals, and another state qualifier moving, the Brainerd Warriors qualified two individuals in three events for this week's state meet.
BHS drowned by Rapids
DULUTH -- Trailing 2-1 after one period and maintaining a 10-shot edge the Brainerd Warriors felt good about their chances in the Section 7, Class 2A boys' hockey semifinals Saturday.
Warrior floor hockey ends home season with blowout win
The Brainerd Warriors completed the home portion of their regular-season schedule with a convincing 12-2 triumph over Wayzata-Minnetonka Saturday at Riverside Elementary School.
Six B-H/V grapplers state-bound
BARRETT -- Two Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale wrestlers won championships and four Raiders were runners-up in the Section 7, Class 1A wrestling tournament Saturday at West Central Area High School.
TRF edges Flyer girls
LITTLE FALLS -- Laura Harms scored 18 points and Sarah Kallis added 16 as the Little Falls Flyers girls' basketball team fell to Thief River Falls 57-53 in a non-conference game Saturday.
Four Warriors wrestle their way to state
All four Brainerd Warriors wrestlers who qualified for the state tournament narrowly missed winning championships in the Section 8, Class 3A individual tournament Saturday at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School.
Perpich goes out in style
In Katie Perpich's final high school gymnastics competition, the Brainerd Warrior ensured that her name will be remembered as one of the best the program has ever had.
Seven matmen qualify from 7AA
AITKIN -- Cory Swenson of Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus and Tim Richards of Wadena-Deer Creek claimed championships and five other area wrestlers qualified for state following the Section 7, Class 2A wrestling tournament Saturday at Aitkin High School.
Weather drawing by Nikki Leland of Mrs. Surma's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Showers likely west spreading east. Showers and
State forecast for North Dakota
Winter storm warning until midnight northeast...
State forecast for South Dakota
Winter storm warning west this morning....
Snowfall was above average
Snowfall of 12 inches in February was above the 8.15-inch average recorded during the past 10 years.
State forecast for Minnesota
Winter weather advisory northwest through midnight...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Chance of rain northwest. Rain likely elsewhere with a chance of thunderstorms south. Highs from the 40s north to 50s south.
Parking commission to meet Tuesday
The Brainerd Parking Commission will meet 4 p.m. Tuesday at Brainerd City Hall.
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