Back to work, leaving baby and peace of mind behind
Want to know what hurts way more than childbirth?
Big getting bigger
The Mall of America expansion plans include adding outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops, a 6,000-seat performing arts auditorium, and a luxury boutique hotel with more than 200 rooms.
Tanner Honda won the President's Award as one of two Honda Dealerships in Minnesota to win the award and one of only 170 dealers nationally to win in 2006, Bart Harmer of Tanner Honda announced.
Unemployment rate dips to 4.5 percent
WASHINGTON - The nations unemployment rate dipped to 4.5 percent in February even as big losses of construction and factory jobs restrained overall payroll growth. Wages grew briskly.
With his recent promotion, Baxter Police officer Shane Ahrendt became the citys first assistant police chief.
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
Meets 5 p.m. Monday
Brainerd fire responds to house fire
An early morning house fire Saturday caused heavy smoke damage to a rental duplex on Maple Street but the five young adults sleeping in the house were alerted in time by smoke detectors, the Brainerd Fire Department reported.
Jay and Teresa (Wehseler) Jennen, Forest Lake, a boy, Jack Anthony, 8 pounds, Feb. 12, 2007. Grandparents are Jim and Linda Wehseler, Ironton, and Gary and Kay Jennen, Fergus Falls. Great-grandparents are Ramona Kruize, Elbow Lake, and Theone Jennen, Fergus Falls, and Norman and Betty Caughey, Brainerd.
Cass County Court
WALKER - The following appeared recently in Cass County District Court:
Past and present
Five years ago Potlatch announced it was closing its Brainerd mill and putting more than 600 people out of work. But it wasnt the last word for the mill or the people.
These recalls were issued this week from March 4 to March 8 by various Federal and State agencies and may be used at your discretion.
Area gamers are raising the Goblet of Rock at weekly Guitar Hero tournaments at Paul Bunyan Bowl in Baxter.
Brainerd EDA meets Thursday morning in council chambers
The Brainerd Economic Development Authority will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday in the Brainerd City Hall council chambers.
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
PEQUOT LAKES HONOR ROLL
The following students have been named to the second quarter honor roll at Pequot Lakes Senior High School.
This was Brainerd
30 years ago (1977) - Little Falls defeated Minneapolis Central in Wednesday afternoon Class AA High School basketball tournament 74-59 to advance in the state tournament.
Moose Lodge activities
Women of the Moose in Brainerd will have a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Cost: $5.
The STAR Ministry of Good Samaritan Society Woodland hosted its annual spaghetti supper fundraiser on Feb. 22.
Zak needs friend
We all realize that the average family in the United States today, or even in Minnesota, does not resemble the norm of only a couple of decades ago.
Honoring the dead online
COLUMBIA, Md. - During Jay Koontzs final days, as a brain tumor slowed his breathing, his wife sat at his bedside and quietly read him notes that had been posted on his Web site.
The proposed Rental Housing Maintenance Code draft will be discussed Monday.
Skywarn classes start March 20 at Crow Wing Courthouse Annex
A free Skywarn class will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 20 in Meeting Room 1 of the Crow Wing County Courthouse Annex at 322 Laurel St.
'You need to learn how to just go with the flow'
We trust them with our lives, yet really don't know much about the people behind the white doctor's coats. Here are portions of e-mail interviews to help patients get to know the personal side of their doctors.
Final respects for public servant
The widow of Dallas Sams, Mary Beth Davidson, hugged Spencer Sams, a cousin of Dallas Sams, at the visitation for former state Sen. Dallas Sams Friday at the Staples High School Gymnasium.
Cass Lake man pleads guilty in murder case
WALKER - The alleged leader of the Third Avenue Killers gang became the fourth person to plead guilty to felony second-degree murder without intent to kill and felony crimes committed for the benefit of gangs in connection with the 2005 death of Michael James Littlewolf.
It's not uncommon to see 5-year-old Alexis and her 4-year-old brother, Anthony Menghini, watching cartoons in a waiting room at St. Joseph's Medical Center while their mom checks on patients.
STATUS OF MAJOR ISSUES IN THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Minnesotas credit card will probably get minimal use this year after a couple years of heavy activity.
For some, it may be later than you think
WASHINGTON (AP) - Most Americans will trade an hour's sleep this weekend for more sunlight in the evenings.
CLC students lend helping hand with tax returns
Central Lakes College students are helping area taxpayers as participants in a free tax preparation partnership.
Heritage Sites Program responds to 'Walker Hill' site probe
CASS LAKE - The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, through its Heritage Sites Program, feels that it is necessary to clear up public misconceptions that have been generated by recent newspaper articles about the authenticity of the archaeological findings at the "Walker Hill Site."
Howard R. Johnson
BACKUS - Howard Ray Johnson, age 80, of Backus, died Thursday, March 8, 2007, at North Ridge Nursing Home in Minneapolis.
Everline H. Aufderheide
OUTING - Everline Hazel Aufderheide, age 87, of Outing, died on March 9, 2007, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. She was born on Feb. 20, 1920, in Wanda, Minn., to Gustave and Anna (Laube) Otto. She married Dale R. Aufderheide on April 19, 1940, in Wanda, Minn.
Richard J. Rubey
PINE RIVER - Richard J. Rubey, age 61, of Pine River, died March 8, 2007, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Arrangements entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Home of Crosslake.
Katherine R. Goedderz
CROSBY - Katherine "Katie" Rose Goedderz, 79, of Crosby, passed away peacefully after a short illness surrounded by her loving family on March 8, 2007, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
PEQUOT LAKES - Robert Nachbar, age 89, of Pequot Lakes, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2007, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village, Brainerd.
Pillager School bus drivers, please keep cell phone use by bus drivers and substitute drivers to emergency use only. The students do notice you're on the phone while driving with their safety being your responsibility. Please stay off the phones until your kids are off the bus.
Going on step further: Forgiveness
Our response to crime should be to arrest, charge, convict, and punish. Thats what we do in Minnesota, and our law enforcement officers and criminal justice agencies work hard every day in accomplishing these goals. I am thankful for their sense of duty and their service and commitment to keeping our communities safe. But in some very limited cases our response can and should go one step further: some people have earned societys forgiveness and a fresh start in life.
OUR OPINION: JUDGES
Credit former Gov. Al Quie with initiating Minnesota's first merit-based selection process for judges. In 1979, he started a system in which a nonpartisan screening commission presented the governor with able candidates.
Open Forum: Should we sing our anthem in Spanish?
Which senators dont care if our national anthem is sung in Spanish?
NORTH COUNTRY CALENDAR
For snowmobilers, it's a wonderful time
It came late, it came all at once, but at least it came.
When it came to environment, Sams did right things
Dallas Sams, who died Monday at 54, was an advocate for the environment. In a 16-year legislative career that began in 1990, the senator from Staples was on the right side of every outdoors issue that came up in the Legislature.
All that drilling was worth it in the end
On a recent trip to crappie country, Upper Red Lake, I got a work out I wasn't expecting. I'm still feeling the effects.
Jim Kalkofen, executive director of the Professional Walleye Trail, offered these 10 reasons why anglers should consider fishing as co-anglers in the upcoming PWT regional on Mille Lacs. The three-day tournament is scheduled to begin May 30.
Hazel Koons, a longtime resident of the Brainerd area and World War II veteran, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 1-3 p.m. March 18 at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
JAMIE AND ROXANNE OLSON
Roxanne Houske and Jamie Olson were married Sept. 23, 2006, at Park United Methodist Church in Brainerd with Pastor Rory Swenson officiating.
Lorraine (Bergstrom) Weber
Lorraine (Bergstrom) Weber, Brainerd, will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house on March 17 in Chaska.
Stephanie Rodman and Rich Bestul
Stephanie Rodman and Rich Bestul announce their engagement. Parents are Marvin and Heidi Mattson, Brainerd, and Dick and Sandy Bestul, Brainerd.
CHRISTOPHER AND KYNA ENDRESON
Kyna Meyer and Christopher Endreson were married June 10, 2006, at Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church, Moorhead, with the Rev. Jeff Seaver officiating.
Trista L. Lee and Justin D. Ott
Trista L. Lee and Justin D. Ott announce their engagement. Parents are Jim and Linda Lee, Brainerd, and Kristine Ott and Daniel Ott, Ironton.
JOE AND TAMMY MATHIOWETZ
Tammy Kliber and Joseph Mathiowetz were married Oct. 27, 2006, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pierz with Father Gerald Dalseth officiating.
Sam and June Shields
Sam and June Shields will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary with family and friends.
Pioneers' season comes to an end
Karri Jensen (left) and Stacee Lenz watched their Pierz Pioneers fell 72-48 against the Albany Huskies Friday in Section 6-2A Championship game in Halenbeck Hall at St. Cloud State University.
Esko eliminates Rangers 50-45
DULUTH - The Esko Eskomos were under pressure, so they created their own pressure.
The sixth annual Sour Grapes Half and Half is scheduled June 9 at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.
Crosby-Ironton player Betsy Wehseler got tangled up with an Esko defender in Friday's Section 7-2A game at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Collison combines speed, composure to lead Pirates
Cayla Collison and the rest of the Verndale Pirates girls' basketball team had high expectations entering the 2006-07 season.
Roaring down the floor
Pierz Pioneer Kristin Sczublewski (left) roared down the floor against the Albany Huskies in the Section 6-2A final game in Hallenbeck hall at St. Cloud State University Friday. Sczublewski scored 15 points in the game.
Monday Nite Maniacs 3-5
Brita Johnson (far left), Betsy Wehseler, Farrah Steinke, Hanna Cragun and Alisha Moritz of the Crosby-Ironton girls' basketball team cried Friday night after a loss in the Section 7-2A finals against Esko at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Aitkin's Hallberg acts as consummate leader
He broke a school record, he won his matches and earned the respect of his entire team.
Pioneers come up short
ST. CLOUD - The Albany Huskies girls' basketball team was just a little too fast, a little too tall and a little too talented for the Pierz Pioneers.
Crosby-Ironton head coach Randy Swanhorst called plays from the sideline in the second half Friday at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Mostly sunny. Highs around 40 east to the upper 50s
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Mostly sunny. Areas of fog into mid morning west. Highs in
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly sunny. Highs 40 north to upper 50s south.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the low to mid 40s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance of afternoon showers far southwest. Highs in the 40s northeast to around 60 southwest.
Getting two pots o' gold ready
Weather drawing by Alliahna Kiehlbauch in the Riverside second grade of Mrs. Grammer.
The Nation's Weather
Thunderstorms brought moderate rain and lightning strikes to the Central Plains on Friday, prompting flood watches and warnings from Missouri to Indiana.
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