Korey Horn, son of Jeff and Janet Horn, Baxter, has been named to the fall semester dean's list at the Labovitz School of Business and Economics at the University of Minnesota - Duluth.
Firefighters respond to carbon monoxide alarm
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a carbon monoxide alarm at 11:58 a.m. Saturday on the 1800 block of Pine Street in Brainerd and found everything was all right at the home.
An UNQUIET dinner
EAST GULL LAKE - Pat Hassett thought she was going out for a quiet dinner with her husband, Bob, Saturday night.
Skaters from the Badge 8 group performed their routine Saturday at the annual Vacationland Figure Skating Club Ice Show at the Brainerd Area Civic Center. Brainerd Dispatch/Nels Norquist
Spring truck weight restrictions began Sunday in four frost zones
Legal truck load limits - increased during the winter months in four frost zones - ended Sunday when spring road weight restrictions began in four frost zones, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced.
This was Brainerd
MARCH 12 - 40 years ago (1967) - A Forestry team from Brainerd and Wildlife and Horticulture teams from Crosby-Ironton won first places in the Future Farmers of America District IV judging contests held at St. Cloud State College on Saturday.
Taking the plunge
BREEZY POINT - With sunny skies, temperatures reaching into the mid-40s and party music blaring from speakers from shore, Pelican Lake almost seemed an inviting place to take a dip Saturday - even though there was still a solid three feet of ice on the lake.
Baxter beat gets bigger
BAXTER - When Shane Ahrendt started with the Baxter Police Department in 1991, he was one of four officers patrolling city streets.
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BACKUS - Kenneth Proffitt, age 74, formerly of Backus, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2007, at the Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
EMILY - Jeffrey Pearson, age 41, of Emily, passed away at his home on Sunday, March 11, 2007.
Scott David Stelter
DEERWOOD - Scott David Stelter, 67, of Deerwood, died on March 10, 2007, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Pastor Jack Smith
BACKUS - Pastor Jack Smith, age 75, of Backus, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2007, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center, Pine River.
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.
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Due to the recent inundation of misinformation regarding the Walker Hill Site, we are compelled to clarify some issues. First, neither the Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) nor the Department of Finance has any jurisdiction regarding determinations of the validity or significance of archaeological resources. That is the responsibility of the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO).
At bat with Twins minor leaguer Ricky Barrett
Ricky Barrett is a 25-year-old Twins minor league relief pitcher. A hard throwing lefty, Barrett is one of the several relievers trying to crack the Twins bullpen this spring training. He had a 3.42 ERA in 47.1 innings of relief work at Triple-A Rochester last season.
Pickar finishes second at national championships
Kearney, Neb. Minnesota State, Mankato has five more All-American wrestlers to its credit at the conclusion of the 2007 NCAA Division II National Championships, hosted by the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
At bat with Twins minor leaguer Kevin Slowey
Kevin Slowey is an exciting 22-year-old pitching prospect for the Minnesota Twins. Selected in the second round of the 2005 draft, Slowey has worked his way up and had a 3.19 ERA in 59.1 innings of work as a starter at Double-A New Britain last season.
C-I defeats Deer River
GRAND RAPIDS Bryce Tesdahl recorded a triple double, scoring 22 points to go along with 12 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the top-seeded Crosby-Ironton Rangers past the No. 5 Deer River Warriors 67-36 in the Section 7-2A quarterfinals Saturday.
Three pitchers, three paths
The annual rites of spring include springing forward in time, animals and plants emerging from their winter dormancy and most importantly pitchers competing for spots at the back end of the rotation and bullpen at spring training.
At bat with reliever Mike Venafro
Mike Venafro is a 33-year-old journeyman middle reliever who is competing for a spot in the bullpen. Venafro has been with five teams on the major league level and several more in spring training and in the minors.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs from the low 50s north to the mid 50s south.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs around 50 north to around 70 south.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs from the lower 50s northeast to around 80 southwest.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Partly sunny. Areas of fog north in the morning. Highs
Weather drawing by Will Silgen of Mrs. Smith's first-grade class at St. Francis school.
State forecast for N.D.
Dense fog advisory northeast this morning...
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