Hallie Denning, Staples, was accepted for admission for the 2009-2010 academic year to Luther College. Denning received an Academic Achievement Award.
Plungers earn cold cash for special cause
People dressed as crayons, super heroes, Snow White and her seven dwarfs, penguins and a varied cast of characters roamed the docks of Breezy Point Resort Saturday in anticipation for the fourth annual Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics Minnesota.
We could get 1-2 punch
Mother Nature is back at it again.
Nurse emphasizes the precious moment
Missy Lake not only loves babies, but she truly enjoys helping women.
I think I'll be seated before the summer stolstice.
Minneapolis-bound flights rerouted to Brainerd due to fog
It's not too often you'll find a twinjet airliner from Northwest Airlines landing at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport.
This was Brainerd
MARCH 9 - 60 years ago (1949) - An airmail special delivery letter mailed in Brainerd on March 4, arrived in Long Beach, Calif. at 2:30 p.m. March 5 via the new airmail service over Wisconsin Central Airlines. The recipient was B. C. Pulkrabek of Long Beach.
Hattie E. Smith
STAPLES - Hattie E. Smith, age 86, of Staples, passed away Sunday morning at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Staples.
UPSALA Grace Suhl, age 49, of rural Upsala, Minn., formerly of the Bertha/Wadena area, passed away at home on Sunday, March 8, 2009.
Berry Ken Fields
Berry Ken Fields, age 64, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, March 6, 2009, at the University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis. He was born Sept. 26, 1944, in Nashville, Tenn., to Berry M. and Inez (Hall) Fields.
UPSALA - Virginia Erickson, 84-year-old resident of Upsala, Minn., died Friday, March 6, 2009, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at the Community Convenant Church in Upsala, Minn., with the Rev. Craig Johnson officiating. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday at the church.
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Betty E. Killian
STAPLES - Betty E. Killian, 58, of Staples, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2009, at St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, March 10, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Staples with Father Scott Wittkup officiating.
PIERZ - Roland Storkamp, 50, Pierz, Minn., died Friday, March 6, 2009. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Pierz, Minn. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Hillman. Arrangements are with the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Pierz, Minn.
Margaret L. Pelikan
PIERZ - Margaret L. Pelikan, 74-year-old resident of rural Pierz, Minn., passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz.
Agnes C. Young
Agnes C. Young, age 88, a resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial for Agnes Young will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 10 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls, Minn. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday and from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday at Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
NISSWA - Garnett Schwaller, age 96, of Nisswa, died on Sunday, March 8, 2009, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
To the Vox Pop writer from March 5 and the Vox Pop Department of Spanking regarding high school drivers. Please look around at how many adults cut in front of other drivers, don't use their turn signals, stray into another lane, and talk on their cell phone, totally oblivious to the traffic around them.
What do you think?
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Nobody knows the troubles we'll see
WASHINGTON - Nobody knows.
Buffalo ends Warriors' season in overtime
WADENA - Emily Thesing led a furious second-half charge as the No. 3-seeded Brainerd Warriors battled back from a nine-point halftime deficit against the seventh-seeded Buffalo Bison in the semifinals of the Section 8-4A tournament.
A storybook year
ST. PAUL - Twenty-three seconds in and Hayden Zillmer was set.
S-M's Bendson finishes second
ST. PAUL - Jordan Bendson luckily has one more shot at a state championship.
C-I, PR-B, Aitkin, LF advance
BEMIDJI - Sam Stanfield scored 16 points and handed out five assists as Crosby-Ironton (seeded fourth in the East) took out Pequot Lakes (No. 1 seed) 55-49 in the Section 8-2A quarterfinals Saturday.
A pep fest is scheduled at Crosby-Ironton High School at 2:15 p.m. Monday to recognize state tournament Ranger wrestlers Hayden Zillmer and David Booth.
The end of a long, successful swimming season
"Amazing" was Michael Ruen's one-word description of his senior season.
Anderson, Warriors have watershed meet
MINNEAPOLIS - Kendrick Bachman of Rochester John Marshall had to swim two Class 2A state meet-record times to deny Brainerd's Jared Anderson.
Little Falls, Edina top seeds
Little Falls and Edina received the top seeds in each class for the 1A and 2A state boys' hockey tournaments in voting by the 16 head coaches Saturday.
Harrison, Braaten finish 3rd, Wilczek 5th
ST. PAUL - It didn't take long for Nic Harrison to get over his disappointment.
Good luck, Flyers
Weather drawing by Anthony Menghini in the Montessori kindergarten class of Mrs. Erfurth.
State forecast for S.D.
Winter weather advisory west central and north central this morning...
State forecast for N.D.
Winter weather advisory for snow far south central and
State forecast for Minnesota
Winter weather advisory northwest minnesota today...
State forecast for Iowa
Dense fog advisory for northwest iowa until 10 am this morning...
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter storm watch in effect for northwest tuesday afternoon through wednesday morning...
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