Consumers who shop around can get higher interest on their savings
NEW YORK -- When was the last time you checked the interest rate you're getting on your checking account or basic savings account?
Marchand joins Dispatch advertising staff
Nominations sought for economic development association
The North Central Economic Development Association, a nonprofit corporation within the Region Five Development Commission, is seeking nominations for a member to represent Cass County cities on its 16-member full corporation.
Should job applicants worry about prospective employers googling them?
A recent Harris Interactive poll showed that 23 percent of people search the names of business associates or colleagues on the Internet before meeting them -- which probably means many employers are doing the same with job applicants, said Andrea Kay, a career consultant and author of "Interview Strategies That Will Get You the Job You Want."
Power in numbers
Twenty Crow Wing Power line staff and 10 bucket trucks worked Wednesday along Thompson Road, three miles southeast of Brainerd, reconstructing the power line parallel to Thompson Road on either side of Highway 25.
Rafferty's Pizza to open in Crosslake
Rafferty's Pizza is opening in Crosslake in early May in the Town Square.
Work-at-home ploys earn bad reputation
The "work-at-home" offers are everywhere now, from business cards stuck on ATMs to fliers tacked to telephone poles to newspaper ads and e-mail spam. Pay a modest fee and, they promise, you'll earn big money doing an unskilled job from home.
Dance the night away
Swing. Cha-cha. Rumba. Walz. Tango. Fox-trot. Two-step. Hip hop.
Kanabec County deputies suffer minor injuries
Three separate crashes during a Thursday night pursuit left two Kanabec County deputies with minor injuries.
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
Jeremy Ira Allen, 28, Brainerd, was sentenced for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime to 180 days jail, placed on 10 years supervised probation and fined $50.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 7:53 p.m. Thursday to a nursing home in the 2,000 block of Greenwood Street for what turned out to be a false alarm. A resident had pulled the fire alarm, the fire department reported.
ARRESTS -- Four people were arrested in two separate incidents involving methamphetamine Tuesday in Little Falls, the Morrison County Sheriff's Department reported. Officers seized methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the arrests. All four suspects are being held in the Morrison County Jail pending formal charges.
803 Kingwood St., Brainerd
SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS
Monday B Sausage bagel, fruit or juice, milk. L Chicken nuggets, white/wild rice, corn, diced fruit, turnover, milk.
Janel Saline and Robert Downer, Brainerd, a boy, Gavin Wesley Downer, 9 pounds, Feb. 18, 2005.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a mistakenly pulled fire alarm at Bethany Good Samaritan Village on Wright Street.
Brainerd City Hall
Agents are older, staying on job longer
WASHINGTON -- The typical real estate sales agent in the United States is 49, female, married, white, works 40 hours a week and completes 13 sides of a sales transaction a year, according to the National Association of Realtors' most recent data.
Middle class drives soaring purchases of second homes
WASHINGTON -- Sales of second homes soared last year and accounted for more than a third of all residential sales transactions, according to a study released Tuesday.
Ethnic design is hottest trend in interior decor
If you're looking to spark your surroundings with style, start thinking globally.
A housing development in Brainerd will be part of the Building Better Neighborhoods program through the Central Minnesota Housing Partnerships.
Dream home took years to build
BACKUS -- It took a lot of labor and love for Bob and Sheri Gormley of rural Backus to build their dream home.
Some scholarships seek out peculiarities
There's money for college in duct tape. Being left-handed has cash rewards, too, as does being tall or exceedingly nice. And anyone who likes to flap his arms has a chance to go to college free.
Youth Volunteer of the Month
Adult Volunteer of the Month
Camp Journey offers help to grieving children
Mourning is a process, a natural reaction to the death of someone important to us. It is not an illness to be cured or diagnosed. Grieving children need to be provided with hope, to have their feelings validated and to celebrate their memories. They need help to ease the hurt of loss and restore them back into the mainstream of their lives -- supported, validated and encouraged to go on. Camp Journey will embrace these same basic premises for children who participate.
Teddy needs you
How often as a parent have you watched your children and felt what a gift you have been given?
Speed detection devices explained
In LIDAR, the beam is more straight and narrow. The beam is invisible and cannot be seen by drivers in the vehicles being clocked. It has a scope-like sight on it, which we look through. It shows a red dot inside the scope, which we simply aim at a vehicle and press the trigger when we want a reading.
Crow Wing County Commissioner Terry Sluss was appointed to a Minnesota Supreme Court task force that will research what is happening in the state regarding alcohol and other drug offenders.
Protest planned at Wadena event
Saturday's production of "The Vagina Monologues" at Wadena's Village Emporium was expected to be met with protests from individuals who objected to what they said was the sponsoring organization's anti-military stance.
Young and having fun
There are as many entertainment scenes in the Brainerd lakes area as there are types of teenagers. But that's not to say they would mind more options.
More than 200 attend shoreline development conference in Brainerd
More than 200 people showed up for a conference in Brainerd to discuss the economic and environmental impacts of shoreline development.
Dairy princess, ambassadors to be chosen at March 19 banquet
The Crow Wing County Dairy Banquet will be 7-8 p.m. March 19 at the Pierz Ballroom.
Baxter planning for planned units
BAXTER -- Since adopting a moratorium on planned unit developments Nov. 16, the city of Baxter has been working toward creating a more restrictive PUD ordinance.
A public information meeting to gain community input on a possible smoke-free ordinance in Crow Wing County will be 3 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Mathias park building.
Council member Nesheim suffers mild heart attack
Brainerd City Council Member Lucy Nesheim is recovering in the St. Cloud Hospital after suffering a mild heart attack early Tuesday morning.
This was Brainerd
MARCH 6 - 40 years ago (1965) - The Brainerd School Board, at a meeting held, voted to purchase about five acres of land in south Brainerd as the site for a new area technical vocational school.
Strike turns retiree into coach
COLERAINE -- Harland Rothwell has enjoyed retirement in Crosby. One of the things that has kept him occupied is watching his grandson, Ryan Taggart, play basketball for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers.
As the Crosby-Ironton teachers' strike enters its fourth week, a mini-mediation session between a few members of the Crosby-Ironton School Board and the teachers' union negotiation team was in the planning stages for Monday.
LF pool-water park idea sinking in
LITTLE FALLS -- Six years ago, Little Falls learned from the Blandin Foundation that one of the city's biggest needs was recreation.
Highway 10 bisects Staples along the city's Second Avenue. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has proposed moving Highway 10 one block south to First Avenue and creating a four-lane highway through town.
"We feel like we have no rights. We're a pawn for all of them and we're waiting until they make a move. They have to make the move to settle this, all we have to do is encourage them."
House education committee chair to host meeting
State legislators continued to express concern regarding the Crosby-Ironton teachers' strike as the strike entered its 26th day today.
ST. PAUL -- Sen. Paul Koering, R-Fort Ripley, will conduct four town hall meetings Saturday in Nisswa, Brainerd, Crosby and Garrison.
Report: Most Minnesotans still not among the top taxed
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The income tax burden on most Minnesotans isn't so bad compared to most other states, according to a new study by the pro-business Minnesota Taxpayers Association.
CenterPoint Energy offers community grants
Beginning this month, CenterPoint Energy will offer Community Partnership Grants to cities the company serves in Minnesota.
Board debates how many teachers to rehire
LITTLE FALLS -- No matter how many positions the Little Falls School Board reinstates for the 2005-06 school year, the board will face budget cuts in the 2007-08 school year.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1985) - Unofficially, it's official. Brainerd either got 19 inches of snow or 26 inches of snow. Brainerd began to dig out under all that snow today, slowly returning to business as usual after Sunday and Monday's winter blizzard.
Two secretaries say they were suspended by Lawrie
Two secretaries at Cuyuna Range Elementary School in Crosby say they were suspended for three days Thursday by Crosby-Ironton Superintendent Linda Lawrie.
The Brainerd Planning Commission will meet 6 p.m. Wednesday at Brainerd City Hall.
"I would do these things if nobody was paying attention."
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Thelma E. Jackman
TAMARACK -- Thelma E. Jackman, age 85, of Tamarack, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Margaret E. McKay
Margaret E. McKay, age 84, of Brainerd, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Arrangements are with Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd.
Johanna C. Roberts
Johanna C. Roberts, 91, Brainerd, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Johanna was born on June 25, 1913, in Morrison County, Minn., to John and Regina (Schuebert) Hoffman.
Leo E. Frazer
SOUTH ST. PAUL -- Leo E. Frazer, age 88, of South St. Paul and Brainerd, died March 2, 2005. Preceded in death by wife, Patricia; son, James; and grandson, Dominic.
Hazel M. Northburg
DEERWOOD -- Hazel M. Northburg, age 92, of Deerwood, died on Friday, March 4, 2005, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Faye E. Zarns
LITTLE FALLS -- Faye E. Zarns, age 94, of Little Falls, Minn., and formerly of Swanville, Minn., passed away Thursday, March 3, 2005, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
ELEPHANT BUTTE, N.M. -- Ray Bahma, 64, passed away on Feb. 27, 2005, while wintering in Elephant Butte, N.M. He was born on May 7, 1940, to Cliff and Pearl Bahma in Merrifield, Minn. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and is survived by his wife of 44 years, Karin Bahma; his sister, Dorothy Allen; his brother, Jerry Bahma; his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service is planned for a later time and his cremains will be spread between his favorite fishing lake in Minnesota and the Kenai River in Alaska. Arrangements are by Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. and Sierra Crematory, LLC, Truth or Consequences, N.M.
Roland O. Rebischke
ST. CLOUD -- Roland O. Rebischke, 85-year-old resident of St. Cloud, Minn., passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids, Minn.
Darlene L. Gilsdorf
Darlene was born on Oct. 16, 1932, near Princeton to Lloyd and Della Hjelm. She is survived by her husband, Donald; children, Ben Gilsdorf of Phoenix, Joe Gilsdorf of Gillette, Wyo., Beth Newland of Elk River, Faye Sewill of Andover, and Judy Gilsdorf-Gracie of Hopkins; two sisters, Loree Vanman of Phoenix and Della Dunbar of Princeton; 15 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Marion E. Marolt
Marion Elizabeth (Davies) Marolt, 83, resident of Brainerd, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. She was born on March 31, 1921, in Aberdeen, S.D., to John and Myrtle (Hanson) Davies. Marion graduated from Washington High School in Brainerd in 1940.
PINE RIVER -- Hilda Emmerick, age 94, of Pine River, formerly Mankato, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Ruth M. Williams
AITKIN -- Ruth Mathilda (Erickson) Williams, age 92, of Aitkin, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at the St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, Minn.
Evelyn Bertram, age 91, formerly of Hillman, died Friday, March 4, 2005, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 8, 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd with the Rev. Kristin Kelsey officiating. Interment will be at Dykeman Cemetery in rural Brainerd.
Johanna C. Roberts
Johanna C. Roberts, age 91, of Brainerd, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Arrangements are with Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd.
Margaret Edith Bock McKay, 84, of Brainerd, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. She was born March 28, 1920, in Nokay Lake, Crow Wing County, Minn., to Roy and Lena (Peterson) Bock.
Donald C. Kelcher
PILLAGER -- Donald C. Kelcher, age 67, of Pillager, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, in Brainerd. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 5, 1 p.m., at Merrifield Community Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Larry Harshman officiating.
Delores E. Janski
RICE -- Delores E. Janski, age 76, of Rice, Minn., passed away Thursday, March 3, 2005.
Faye E. Zarns
LITTLE FALLS -- Faye E. Zarns, age 94, of Little Falls, Minn., and formerly of Swanville, Minn., passed away Thursday, March 3, 2005, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 7, 2005, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Swanville with the Rev. John Grein officiating. Burial will be in Moses Dane Cemetery in Burtrum, Minn. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Shelley-Gibson Funeral Chapel in Swanville and Monday from 10-11 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral chapel in Swanville.
I found the Other Opinion on March 2 interesting. Wal-Mart is now supersizing its regular big-box stores to superstores. Moving in to anchor deteriorating shopping malls, reviving them and replacing department stores is real rare. Their goal is to draw customers away from the competition by offering everything under one roof. Wal-Mart also is known by camper RV clubs for welcoming them to park overnight in their parking lots. Where is the gas station at the Baxter superstore? Was it too close to Perch Lake? It appears the CRD was right.
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Paper has many ties to C-I district
This column is written for all Dispatch readers but is intended especially for our friends and readers in the Crosby-Ironton School District. Strikes are always a highly stressful event and the current teachers' strike in C-I is proving to be no exception.
It's time to talk
It's time for Crosby-Ironton teachers and school board members to sit down and negotiate. Even though the two sides are far apart in their positions and the trust level is at a low point, it's time to talk.
Sen. Koering deserves commendation not only for his heroic efforts to thwart crime ("Koering walks tall in encounter with two would-be robbers"), but also for his efforts to make English Minnesota's official language by sponsoring Senate bill S.F. 165.
Open Forum: Let's get this strike resolved
Three weeks into the Crosby-Ironton teacher's strike and the true colors of the Education Minnesota Union members are really showing. Concerned parents and taxpayers gathered at an open meeting on Tuesday night to voice their opinions. I was in attendance and was glad to see and hear from some of the striking teachers, thank you for attending.
OUR OPINION: CLOSED MEETINGS
History lovers throughout central Minnesota celebrated the Little Falls City Council decision to keep the Musser and Weyerhauser mansions open through the end of this year.
Bacteria from bird feeders might be cause of death of redpolls, pine siskins
On this clear, cold February morning the rays of the rising sun shimmer on freshly fallen snow. A soft, golden glow washes the woods outside my window. I watch our feathered friends flit from feeder to feeder, feeder to branch, branch to ground.
Cuyuna Range Whitetails to host annual banquet
Tickets are available for the fourth annual banquet to be hosted by the Cuyuna Range Whitetails, a chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association.
NORTH COUNTRY CALENDAR
Now's the time to make camping reservations
Although snow still covers the ground in most places throughout the state, a large contingent of outdoor enthusiasts will be poised to make their camping reservations in Minnesota state parks in the coming days. For the first time, they will be able to choose which site they want to reserve. For those making plans for Memorial Weekend, the first day reservations will be taken is Feb. 26.
MESSAGE TO DNR
Hope you caught the column in these pages last week where DNR Information Officer Tom Conroy quoted the late Jack O'Connor on why he didn't ask his state fish and game department when he had a question about natural resources.
At long last, a run to Red Lake
I've heard about the crappie fishing on Upper Red Lake for many years now but never was able to get 'er done. Now I can say I got 'er done. It's under the belt, but not out of the mind.
Spring is a telling time for wildlife
It's over, finally, the month that not even a meteorologist can love -- February. The shortest month of the year, but the longest. Bleak and sullen, it's a schizophrenic month that has never quite been able to figure itself out.
Super Bowl of ice fishing
The Ice Team North American Ice Fishing Championship is the only tournament circuit devoted to hard-water fishing.
Four generations recently gathered for Arik Eller's 20th birthday were Devin Eller, son; Arik Eller, father; Mike and Bonnie Eller, grandparents; and Dellis and JoAnn Gangestad, great-grandparents.
Danelle Barber and John Brostrom
Danelle Barber and John Brostrom announce their engagement. Parents are Dan and Donna Barber, Manistique, Mich., and William and Elizabeth Brostrom, Alma, Mich. John is the grandson of Paul and Myra Vrudny, Brainerd. An Aug. 6 wedding is planned in Manistique.
Bill and Eva Van Brunt
Bill and Eva Van Brunt, Nisswa, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their family Sunday. They were married March 6, 1955.
BRIAN AND MARCY BENTLER
Marcy Koski and Brian Bentler were married Sept. 18, 2004, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Two Harbors.
Maria Herkenhoff and Dustin Ryks
Maria Herkenhoff and Dustin Ryks announce their engagement. Parents are Duane and Linda Herkenhoff, Albany, and Elso and Marlene Ryks, Pine River. An April 16 wedding is planned in Pine River.
DENNIS AND TRUDY HOSKINS
Trudy Babineau and Dennis Hoskins were married Jan. 15, 2005, at the Church of the Nazarene in Brainerd with the Rev. Ronald A. Keysor officiating.
Miranda Umphrey and Jason Dittmer
Miranda Umphrey and Jason Dittmer announce their engagement. Parents are Douglas and Teresa Umphrey, Twin Valley, and Lee and Connie Dittmer, Brainerd. A June 4 wedding is planned in Mankato.
MATT AND JESSICA LELOU
Jessica Jelen and Matt Lelou were married Oct. 2, 2004, at Powder Ridge in Kimball with the Rev. James Almquist officiating.
Paula Donek and Robert Walsh
Paula Donek and Robert Walsh were married Jan. 28, 2005, at the courthouse in Little Falls with Judge Godzala officiating.
Lyndsey Anderson and Christopher Olson
Lyndsey Anderson and Christopher Olson announce their engagement. Parents are Gene and Lynn Anderson, Brainerd, and Bruce and Janet Olson, Swanville. A June 17 wedding is planned at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Brainerd.
Holly Schellin and Mike Woelfel
Holly Schellin and Mike Woelfel announce their engagement. Parents are Mike Schellin, Brainerd, and LuAnn Schellin, Baxter, and Harlan and Betty Woelfel, Scottsdale, Ariz. A July 16 wedding is planned at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with a reception at The Legacy in Brainerd.
In HIS Name
In the 1960s, Judy Blocker was at the top of her game. She was the lead singer of a successful country garage band, Judy Stone and the Country Pebbles.
It's a fascinating story, beginning with Jesus' request for a drink of water from a Samaritan woman at Jacob's well and ending with Jesus' offer of "living water," so it's "splash" from beginning to end. (For the complete story read John 4:5-42.)
St. Joseph's will meet 2 p.m. Thursday at Donna Dol's; St. Michael's will meet 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Room No. 7 at St. Andrew's; St. Patrick's will meet 7 p.m. March 16 at Mary Rohr's; St. John's will meet 5-8 p.m. March 29 in Room No. 7 at St. Andrew's; St. Mary's will meet 7 p.m. March 30 at Anne Pritschet's; St. Andrew's CCW will meet 5:15 p.m. March 21 in Room No. 5 at St. Andrew's.
One mission accomplished
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Little Falls Flyers boys' hockey team entered the Class 1A state tournament with one goal:
In the Brainerd lakes area:
Staples-Motley's Peterson closes in on No. 600
STAPLES -- The second seeded Staples-Motley Cardinals held off No. 7 Royalton 46-44 behind Derek Peterson's 12 points in the quarterfinals of the Subsection 19, Section 6, Class 2A playoffs Thursday.
Parker's points in paint propel Patriots
DULUTH -- And one.
Kluver's play in the net a boon for Flyers
Jake Kluver knows all about on-the-job training.
Rangers 'Get the job done'
COLERAINE -- Despite being from the Cuyuna Iron Range, the Crosby-Ironton Rangers boys' basketball team was anything but rusty.
Ray's three goals lift Warriors to win over Wayzata
WAYZATA -- Jacob Ray netted three goals and added two assists and Amanda Albertson notched a goal and collected three assists for the Brainerd Warriors in a 10-2 dismantling of Wayzata in adapted floor hockey on Thursday.
Schwegel scores 1,000, still takes pride in her defense
It's said things happen in threes so it was no surprise Chelsa Schwegel became the third active Pequot Lakes Patriots girls' basketball player to reach 1,000 career points.
Halverson Law wins Hallett Cup
Halverson Law won the 2004-05 Hallett Cup in the Lakes Area Hockey League. Front row: Ryan McDuffee (left), Bill Desrocher , Trevor Huber, Chuck Halverson, Ryan Hokanson, Todd Sorenson, Ron Gramer. Back row: Dave Couture (left), Luke Pristash, John Fussy, Bryan Henrichs, Bob Wick, Kip Abear, Shane Medin. Not pictured: Keith Holtan, Dave Erickson, Kirk Larson, John Ohlin, Eddie Schoonover.
The Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team and the Little Falls Flyers boys' hockey team competed in state tournaments over the weekend.
Registration open for Star of the North Games in St. Cloud
BLAINE -- Registration is under way for the Star of the North Games June 18-27 at Saint Cloud.
12-U girls' season ends at regions
The hockey season for Brainerd's 12-and-under girls' team ended last weekend in the gold region tournament at Crookston.
Pequot Lakes Patriots senior center Teresa Parker smiled Friday as she held her 3-year-old niece, Brianna Digiovanni, after the Patriots defeated International Falls 53-27 to capture the Section 7, Class 2A title at the University of Minnesota-Duluth to advance to the state tournament.
Pats follow their coach's classy lead to state tourney
Bob Nelson is a man of few words.
PR-B, W-DC eliminated
PELICAN RAPIDS -- Ryan Pryor scored 11 points as the seventh-seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers were eliminated by No. 2 Pelican Rapids 82-29 in the South Subsection 8, Class 2A boys' basketball quarterfinals Thursday.
Thelen wraps up career at state
In just two short years, Brainerd's Aaron Thelen went from a kid who didn't know a diving board from an ironing board to a state-caliber diver for the Warriors.
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Bayport leads Legion tourney
The Bayport American Legion Team No. 1 has the opening weekend lead in the men's division of the American Legion State Bowling Tournament at Jack's House in Brainerd.
Mixed results for BHS' Mehr on Day 1
Brainerd Warrior swimmer Andrew Mehr looked back at his time after swimming the 50-yard freestyle Friday during the state swimming and diving meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis.
Outdoors column to appear in sports
Today I stray from my usual space in North Country and begin a new column in the sports section.
An official rank examination was conducted Feb. 26 at Central Minnesota Karate in St. Cloud.
Fiery third period extends Little Falls' season
MINNEAPOLIS -- Little Falls boys' hockey coach Tony Couture read the riot act to Flyer seniors before the final period of Thursday's Class 1A consolation semifinals.
Brainerd Bantam B1 team is District 15 runner-up
The Brainerd Bantam B1 hockey team was runner-up in the District 15 playoffs. Front row: Luke Lewandowski (left), Lane Mimmack, Lee Fiebiger, Kyle Kostka, Andrew Barnett, Taylor Comstock, Josh Tokarczyk. Back row: Assistant coach Mark Hegstrom (left), assistant coach Billy Swan, Bruce Praska, Anthony Najera, Nathan Hegstrom, Sam Burchill, head coach Steve Burchill, Cody Curell, Alex Coleman, Nathan Berens, Nathan Albertson, assistant coach Craig Kostka.
Upcoming sporting events
Junior Gold wins region title
The Brainerd Junior Gold B team won the region championship last weekend and qualified for the state tournament March 11-13 at Maple Grove.
Napster to go:
NEW YORK -- That one-time online rebel reincarnated as a legal music shop, Napster Inc., is now offering consumers the option of renting as much music as they like and taking it on the road.
Bring out your inner warrior in 'Mercenaries'
For days now, I've been playing the Russian Mafia for fools, helping the Chinese and upsetting the delicate balance of power in the Korean peninsula.
Couple builds blogging trailblazer
SAN FRANCISCO -- Like so many other 20-somethings hoping to mine the Internet gold rush of the late 1990s, Mena Trott was thrown for a humbling loop by the dot-com bust, yet still craved stardom. Her unassuming husband, Ben, just wanted another computer programming gig in Silicon Valley's depressed job market.
A domain registrar at Super Bowl? Why?
One of the few hot spots in this year's sanitized lineup of Super Bowl commercials featured a brunette who had trouble keeping everything tucked into a tight-fitting white tank top.
Website of the Week
Do you know an area serviceman or woman serving overseas?
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In dog-eat-dog world of lodging, Cottonwood canine has a leg up
COTTONWOOD, Idaho -- Some of the best views in the tiny farming community of Cottonwood can be seen through the eyes of a dog.
Favorite Vacation Photo
Josh Westphal, a 16-year-old Brainerd resident, took this photo of women selling handmade baskets in Tanzania, East Africa, while he was working there on a medical mission.
Atrium offers butterflies in all their glory
WESTFORD, Mass. -- The butterfly settled almost unnoticed on Tina Parks' braided hair. Its black-and-white wings stirred occasionally as a reminder that it was no mere fashion accessory.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s northeast to the mid
Weather drawing by Sam Jensen of Mrs. Staples' first grade class at Whittier school.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A slight chance of light snow east.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Sunny and mild. Highs from the lower 50s northeast to the mid 60s central and southwest.
State forecast for North Dakota
...High wind watch sunday afternoon and sunday night west and
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. Light snow likely northeast. A chance for light snow elsewhere. Highs in the 30s.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Mostly cloudy early then clearing. Highs from the low 30s
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow everywhere except
It's no dream
Weather drawing by Michelle Scilley in the Lowell School fourth-grade class of Mr. Meyer.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly sunny west. Partly cloudy central. Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy and breezy east. Highs from the lower 40s northeast...To near 60 southwest plains.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Patchy early morning dense fog east. Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s.
Rain in Ohio and Tennessee valleys, both rain and snow across California
Snow or rain was widely scattered around the nation Friday, with parts of the Midwest and California reporting some of both.
Cold, Stormy March to Continue Next Week for East
STATE COLLEGE, PA March 3, 2005 AccuWeather.com Winter Storm Center meteorologists expect the recent cold and stormy pattern in the East will continue next week as March continues to be more like a lion than a lamb.
The Buena Vista Logging Days Committee sends a tall timberjack thank you to all teamsters, musicians, sponsors, contributors, participants and businesses who provided prizes and the numerous volunteers who helped make the 22nd annual Logging Days a success.
The Lakes and Woods Garden Club will host a Hosta and Shade Gardening program Monday at Westside Church on Highway 210, west of Aitkin. The presenter, Jeff Dirks, a horticulture instructor at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, has a bachelor's degree in horticulture and a master's degree in education from the University of Minnesota, as well as 14 years experience as a professional landscape designer and gardener.
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