Area credit union expands membership area
The National Credit Union Administration granted a membership expansion to Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union as of Feb. 28.
Make your work space your own
Fridays are frequently Hawaiian Shirt Friday at Jeter, Cook & Jepson Architects in Hartford, Conn. For the occasion, architect and palm-tree lover Michael Waszkelewicz, 50, retrieves a shiny artificial palm tree from a closet and hangs it from the ventilation system above his cubicle.
Mixing family, business can be volatile
Caroline Frank can empathize with the feuding that's going on at Cablevision, where Chief Executive James Dolan is pitted against his dad, Chairman Charles Dolan, over the future of the company.
Most employees show up even when sick
Did you take sick this winter, but trudge into the office anyway?
Store caters to itsy bitsy people
A new store on Laurel Street in downtown Brainerd combines basics for babies and infants in a boutique setting.
Gander Mountain expects to open its store in the former Wal-Mart building along Edgewood Drive in Baxter this summer. Nor-son is working on store renovations. Gander Mountain is headquartered in Minneapolis. The specialty retailer, which serves outdoors enthusiasts, had 82 stores in 14 states as of the end of February.
UCare Minnesota hired Julie Vreeland as the organization's Medicare marketing representative in the greater Brainerd lakes area.
Positive spin Skating rink owners to open faith-based day-care center
When Dawn Norton of Brainerd starts her day, she has a list of items she plans to accomplish.
Now isn't the time to make snap tax decisions
NEW YORK -- With less than a month before the April 15 deadline for filing tax returns, many small business owners are still trying to find ways to ease their tax burden. But this isn't the time to be making impulsive decisions.
More Americans paying taxes with credit and debit cards
NEW YORK -- As more Americans file their taxes electronically, they're also more likely to use credit and debit cards to pay the taxes due.
New oil record leaves stocks mixed
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street showed some resilience Friday, closing mixed even as oil prices settled at a new high and raised more concerns about inflation. The Nasdaq composite index fell to a four-month low on weakness in semiconductor stocks, and all three indexes finished the week lower.
SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS
Monday B Funnel cake, fruit or juice, milk. L Hamburger/bun, oven fries, fresh oranges, sherbet cup, milk.
Randy Lee Austin, 48, Brainerd, was sentenced for felony first-degree manufacture of a controlled substance to one year jail, placed on 30 years supervised probation and fined $50.
PIERZ -- A 20-year-old Hillman man was reported in stable condition after his pickup rolled into a river in Pierz.
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
The driver of the van, Shawnna Johnson, 30, Brainerd, and the driver of the semi-truck, Carl Dube, 38, Canada, were not injured. Two children were in Johnson's van. One was not injured and the other child suffered minor injuries and was treated at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd and then released.
Ironton city hall
The Brainerd Fire Department at 11:16 a.m. Thursday responded to a garage fire at a residence on the 1000 block of Norwood Street.
Master Gardener Garden Expo set
The Crow Wing County Master Gardener Garden Expo will be April 9 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage named Becky Eckelman to its Leaders Club for outstanding customer service and exceeding sales goals in 2004.
Baxter construction firm wins national awards for area projects
BAXTER -- Two projects -- a Cape Cod building with a lighthouse and a building with a bright blue cylinder-shaped entrance with soft architectural panels -- are different, but they have two things in common.
Decorating survival tips
Decorating is fun. It's also daunting.
Doctor-author says a 'golden hour' is a prize for both babies and parents
NEW YORK -- Busy parents have their consciences soothed by a steady stream of experts who say quality is more important than quantity when it comes to spending time with children.
Broaden your Easter egg decorating skills
But maybe there's a little room to change the tradition ever so slightly.
CHILD IN NEED Can you help Jack?
According to the calendar, it's the first day of spring. Although it may not look like it at the moment, soon the snow will go away and the temperature will warm up. It'll be time to get outside, enjoy the sunshine and maybe try a new activity. Spring would be the perfect time to become a Kinship Partner and share some special times and new activities with one of the children on Kinship's waiting list.
Report details county finances
State Auditor Pat Anderson released a comprehensive report on the finances of Minnesota's counties this month.
Robbery suspect in court
A delinquency petition was filed Thursday in Crow Wing County District juvenile court alleging a 17-year-old Backus male committed the felony aggravated armed robbery of the Freedom Gas Station in west Brainerd.
Two years later, Iraq war drains military resources
WASHINGTON -- Two years after the United States launched a war in Iraq with a crushing display of power, a guerrilla conflict is grinding away at the resources of the U.S. military and casting uncertainty over the fitness of the all-volunteer force, according to senior military leaders, lawmakers and defense experts.
COMING WEDNESDAY IN NEIGHBORS
Former Nisswa fishing guide Tom Briggs operates Wigwam Resort on Lake of the Woods, fulfilling a longtime dream of
"Why should we believe that the baseball commissioner and the baseball union will want to do something when we have a 30-year record of them not responding to this problem?"
Councilman wants Brainerd to become a City of Character
In an effort to make Brainerd a better place to live and to improve the quality of life for residents, the Brainerd City Council on Monday will be asked to take on the challenge of becoming a City of Character.
Little Falls 8th-grader wins regional bee
The south beat the north Friday at The Lakes Bee at Tornstrom Auditorium.
Pawlenty finds more money for Brainerd School District
The Brainerd School District, which is facing a projected $3 million budget shortfall in the 2005-2006 fiscal year, could receive up to $5.1 million in new funding over the next two years if Gov. Tim Pawlenty's K-12 budget proposal becomes law, the Minnesota Department of Education announced Friday in a news release.
Crow Wing County United Way wins regional marketing awards
The Crow Wing County United Way recently won several marketing awards at the 2005 Great Rivers United Way Conference in Detroit.
Regional economic development strategy sessions planned in area
Regional economic development strategy listening sessions offer residents a chance to weigh-in on area issues.
Ideal Township death investigated
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department Thursday investigated the death of a man at his Ideal Township residence.
Members of the Forestview Middle School Builder's Club, Justin Jordan (left) Benjamin Hermerding, Brian Ashburn, Krista Bjork and Tyler Senn, loaded a portion of the 4, 216 pounds of student donated food Friday. The Builder's Club, which is affiliated with Kiwanis, delivered the food to the Salvation Army food shelf.
This was Brainerd
100 years ago (1905) - Meats: Boiling beef 3 pound, beef steak 7 pound, beef pot roast 5 pound, hamburger steak 7 pound. Banes.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1985)-You don't need the National Weather Service to tell you it's spring. Better evidence comes from Gregory Park. There, people were shoveling snow off the tennis courts so they could play tennis.
School district says replacements are licensed
Crosby-Ironton School District Superintendent Linda Lawrie has disputed the statewide teachers' union contention that eight of the 42 replacement teachers might not be licensed.
Riverside enjoys limelight
Riverside Elementary School students have known all along that they attend the best school in the state -- it says so in their school song.
ST. PAUL -- Rep. Greg Blaine, R-Little Falls, introduced legislation that would clarify language in existing state law to allow Camp Ripley to continue to rent buildings to the public.
COMING MONDAY IN SPORTS
The Brainerd Warriors competed in the adapted floor hockey state tournament this weekend at Stillwater.
Saturday morning not so live
City of Brainerd Water and Light crew members worked on the northeast electric sub-station Saturday. Power was out from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. and affected residents on the northwest, northeast and parts of southeast Brainerd. The cause of the problem with the sub-station was unknown, said Brainerd public utilities officials.
Union says about one in five replacement teachers not licensed
Nearly one in five replacement teachers hired in Crosby-Ironton schools during the five-week-long teachers' strike do not appear to be licensed to teach, according to Education Minnesota Thursday.
Area students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to compete in the Brainerd Area Youth Chess Tournament Saturday at Forestview Middle School in Baxter.
COMING WEDNESDAY IN SPORTS
The Central Lakes College baseball team will
Gail E. Banick
LITTLE FALLS -- Gail E. Banick, 59-year-old resident of Little Falls, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2005, at her home. Funeral services for Gail E. Banick will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls with Dale Siers officiating. Burial will be in the Elmdale Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday from noon until the service at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
Jeannie Lee Chelar
OUTING -- Jeannie Lee Chelar, age 75, of Outing, died Thursday March 17, 2005, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Care Center in Crosby, Minn.
IRONTON -- Jean Couture, 85, Ironton, died on Thursday March 17, 2005, in Tucson, Ariz. She was born on Feb. 27, 1920, in Brainerd to John and Hulda (Kangas) Joki. She was a long time member of Immanual Lutheran Church, Crosby. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years and was a volunteer at the nursing home beauty shop. She was spending time in Tucson this winter and having a wonderful time with her two daughters, son-in-law and new friends she met.
LITTLE FALLS -- Hulda Johnson, 86-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
LITTLE FALLS -- Emil Giese, 67-year-old resident of Belvidere, Ill., and formerly of Little Falls, Minn., died Friday, March 18, 2005, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. Arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
Betty J. Ward
Betty J. Ward, age 89, of Brainerd, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Services will be private with interment at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Camp Ripley.
Fred A. Melgard
Fred A. Melgard, age 79, of Brainerd, Minn., died Friday, March 18, 2005, at his home. Fred was born March 6, 1926, in Grace City, N.D., the son of Fredrick H. and Olga (Gilbertson) Melgard. He grew up in Grace City and received his education in Grace City Public Schools and graduated from Carrington (N.D.) High School in 1944.
BAXTER -- Gwen Hall, age 73, of Baxter, died Monday morning, March 14, 2005, at St. Cloud Hospital. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, March 18, at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Andrew Smith officiating with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at a later date in Milaca, Minn. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2626 E. 82nd St., No. 225, Bloomington, MN 55425.
Donald Innes, age 77, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
PILLAGER -- Rose Hurd, age 83, of Pillager, died March 17, 2005, at her home. Services are pending with the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
Hulda B. Johnson
LITTLE FALLS -- Hulda B. Johnson, 86-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 19, at 1 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Little Falls, Minn., with the Rev. Carl Larson officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Little Falls, Minn. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Little Falls, Minn.
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PORT LUDLOW, Wash. -- Evelyn Greenwalt, Port Ludlow, Wash., passed away Feb. 28, 2005, at her home with her family by her side.
Donald A. DeZurik
LITTLE FALLS -- Donald A. DeZurik, age 58, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at the Lutheran Care Center.
Lucille J. Schmidt
Beloved sister and aunt Lucille J. Schmidt, 82, New Hope, passed away Monday, March 14, 2005. Survived by brother, Claude Schmidt; many nieces and nephews, all of whom she regarded as her own children, Vicki (Dave) Yellowieser, Sparkey (Gail) Gardner, Kathy Gardner, Terry Schmidt, Steven (Brenda) Schmidt, Scott (Tracey) Schmidt, John (Linda) Henderson, Jerry (Pat) Henderson, Tom (Penny) Henderson, Cindy (Charles) Clement, Doug (Susan) Henderson; cousins, Dan (Kathy) Marcum and Mike (Diane) Marcum; and 23 great-nieces and nephews. On behalf of Lucille, the family would like to thank her good friends and staff at St. Theresa's Nursing Home for all of their support during her last days. Internment will be in Pequot Lakes in the spring. She lived her life beautifully, she shared generously and she loved unselfishly. Her grace and spirit lives in all who knew her.
MOBRIDGE, S.D. -- Arthur Himrich, age 93, of Mobridge, S.D., passed away March 10, 2005, at the Selby South Dakota Good Samaritan Center.
Romelle Erickson Peterson
AITKIN -- Romelle Erickson Peterson, age 89, of Aitkin, died on Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at the Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
Thomas D. Arnold
Thomas Dean Arnold, age 54, of Brainerd, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was born June 28, 1950, in Brainerd to Creel and Wilma (Weiss) Arnold.
AITKIN -- Laverna Buhlmann, age 91, of Aitkin, died on Thursday, March 17, 2005, at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Aitkin with Pastor David Becker officiating. Interment will be in Lake View Cemetery.
Donald L. Benton Jr.
BAXTER -- Donald LeRoy Benton Jr., age 72, resident of Baxter, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Donald was born on Jan. 19, 1933, in Brainerd to Donald L. and Pearl (McCarthy) Benton. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He managed the produce section of Schaefers Model Market and was then manager of Red Owl at the Brainerd Mall until his retirement.
Gladys F. VanVickle was born on Dec. 9, 1917, in Lone Tree Township, Chippewa County, Minn., the daughter of Henry R. and Emma A. (Woldt) Kuhlman. She was called from this life Tuesday morning at the Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd, Minn. She had attained the age of 87 years, three months and six days.
Rose M. Hurd
PILLAGER -- Rose Marie Hurd, of Pillager, passed away peacefully at her home March 16, 2005, at the age of 83. She was born in Staples, Minn., and was a longtime resident of Brainerd. She was married to Charles Hurd. Rose was active in the community. She worked for National Foods for 24 years, was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and the Church Guild, St. Joan of Arc. She also was involved with Daughters of Isabella (Degree of Honor), Women of the Moose, American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary.
OUR OPINION: SOCIAL SECURITY
Social Security's woes have been debated extensively in recent months and this newspaper has editorially endorsed President George Bush's plans for voluntary privatization as part of the answer.
A recent release published in the March 5 Dispatch regarding the income tax burden on Minnesotans painted an inaccurate picture.
V OX POP
We have such a treasure in that we have Gregory Park as a focus of our northside neighborhood. Could the city do more to take care of it? For example, the flag is still at half-staff. The holiday lights on the center tree did not go on until mid-December and are quite crooked. The lights are still on and it's March. Perhaps they can stay on all year, but straightened out?
GUEST COLUMN: Increased transparency needed
Without offering a defense for my recent speech to the Brainerd community, I kindly thank Dr. Jerry Poland for responding so passionately to its subject matter. I have a great respect for Jerry, who some time ago was my trusted ophthalmologist.
Two years of an unnecessary war
The world now knows that the justifications for a rush to war in Iraq were false. There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the secular Iraqi government had no ties to their natural enemies, al Qaeda. No Iraqis were involved in the September,11, 2001, attacks. The invasion of Iraq was illegal, immoral and unnecessary to the security of the United States.
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Fire restrictions might begin early this spring
Property owners who plan to burn debris or conduct other controlled burns should do so now, said George Meadows, DNR fire prevention specialist.
Just another Stooge
Regarding the March 6 column by Outdoors Editor Vince Meyer, I must admit that as a deer hunter this is the first time I've ever been likened to the Three Stooges. To some people we deer hunters probably do look like we're acting out a script for a comical scene.
The Brainerd American Legion will host firearms safety training beginning at 6 p.m. on April 5. Succeeding classes will take place on April 7, 12, 14, 19 and 21. Class time on all dates is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Range day is April 9. On April 21 the final test will be given. Students must be 12 and older to enroll. Cost is $10. Phone 829-7582 to register.
Cross country for a cause
CAMP RIPLEY -- The show of support exhibited the best of the skiing community. Or maybe they just needed one last jaunt before the snow melted?
North Country Question of the Week
Q: Why are great gray owls so unique when compared to Minnesotas other native owls?
The open water of the Gull River lapped at the rocks Friday as snow showers moved across Gull Lake near the Corps of Engineers boat landing.
State forest off-limits to OHVs
Two area state forests have been reclassified in regard to use by off-highway vehicle operators.
Engagement announced - Johanna Gray and Doc Burger
Johanna Gray and Doc Burger announce their engagement. Parents are Jerry and Barbara Gray, Soldotna, Alaska, and Hanna Schott and Ron and Sandy Burger, Kenai, Alaska. Grandparents of Johanna are Ruth Gray, Aitkin, Bob Dotzler, Emily, and Elsie Dotzler, Brainerd. A June 11 wedding is planned in Wasilla, Alaska.
Engagement announced - Andria Bollig and Jeremy Spolarich
Andria Bollig and Jeremy Spolarich announce their engagement. Parents are Dennis and Carole Bollig, Brainerd, and Rod and Gayleen Spolarich, Palisade. A June 18 wedding is planned at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Engagement announced - Alisha Santi and Nicholas Zika
Alisha Santi and Nicholas Zika announce their engagement. Parents are Bill and Sharon Santi, Deerwood, Wendy Zika, Orr, and Jeff and Val Annen, LeSeur. A June 18 wedding is planned at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Bemidji.
WITH THE MILITARY
USAF Senior Airman Christopher Strong, son of John Strong, Maple Grove, formerly of Brainerd, and grandson of Lans and Vicki Hamilton, Deerwood, currenlty deployed in Kirkuk, Iraq, as a command post controller, recently received the 2004 award of Airman of the Year for the ACCDOX division of Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va.
25th anniversary - Doug and Rose Davis
Doug and Rose Davis, Brainerd, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Monday. They were married March 21, 1980.
JESSE AND MONIQUE RAY
Monique LaVoie and Jesse Ray were married Feb. 18, 2005, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Quaker Hill, Conn., with Deacon Ron Kitlinski officiating.
Engagement announced - Renee Hansen and Jesse LeBlanc
Renee Hansen and Jesse LeBlanc announce their engagement. Parents are Deb and Rick Hansen, Brainerd, and Kim and Si Koning, Brainerd, and Chip and DelRae LeBlanc, Little Falls. A June 11 wedding is planned at St. Francis Catholic Church.
Jesus did what we cannot do
In Mark Twain's classic story, "The Prince and the Pauper," Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales, exchanged places with Tom Canty, a common street boy who looked like him.
'The lowly way of the King of glory'
As I am writing this article I can see palm trees from our condo windows here in Florida. It appears that most of the palm trees were spared during this past summer's hurricanes; however, many other trees were uprooted.
Grace United Methodist Church of Pequot Lakes announces its Holy week schedule. Palm/Passion Sunday will have 9 a.m. worship and Sunday school with a 10 a.m. coffee fellowship; Maundy Holy Thursday Service will be 7 p.m. Thursday; and the Good Friday service will be 7 p.m. There will be a sunrise worship service at 7 a.m. March 27 with breakfast at 8 a.m. and a worship service at 9 a.m. Nursery is available.
Special Olympians swim
Brainerd area athletes competed in the Area 5 Special Olympics swim meet March 16 at Brainerd High School.
DISPATCH PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
By leading the Pequot Lakes Patriots to second place in the Class 2A state tournament, Flecia Foster and Teresa Parker showed the state what the Brainerd lakes area already knew.
Brainerd Squirts take title
The Tanner Motors Squirt A hockey team of Brainerd captured the championship at the Fargo International Squirt tournament Feb. 24-27.
BRAINERD DISPATCH ALL-AREA GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM
The Brainerd Dispatch All-Area Girls' Basketball Team consists of players nominated by their coaches and then selected by the Dispatch sports department.
Senior Kyle Goochey of Brainerd helped the Minnesota-Duluth men's Alpine ski team to a seventh-place combined finish at the United States Collegiate Ski Association National Championships March 9-12 at McCall, Idaho.
Boom in ice fishing brought new regs to LOW
This past week I fished Lake of the Woods for the first time since a new protected slot and bag limit for walleye and saugers took effect.
Upcoming sporting events
In the Brainerd lakes area:
Emergency crews prove their mettle at Hillcross mishaps
Steve Sherwood of Pine River was impressed with emergency crews that responded to the accident that injured two snowmobilers last Sunday at the WSA Hillcross event at Ski Gull.
Sixth-seeded Warriors return to state in adapted floor hockey
In nine previous seasons as a varsity program the Brainerd Warriors adapted floor hockey team has always qualified for the state tournament.
Warriors lose in quarterfinals
Four third-period goals enabled the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs to defeat the Brainerd Warriors 5-3 in the quarterfinals of the state adapted floor hockey tournament Friday at Stillwater High School.
'Gran Turismo 4' an excellent vehicle simulator
Ever seen the muscular profile of a Dodge Viper GTS and wondered what it would be like to slam on the gas pedal? Or are you more curious about the handling characteristics of a 1915 Ford Model T?
Fired for blogging
Simonetti had posted suggestive photographs of herself in uniform, while Jen speculated online about his employer's finances. In neither case were their bosses happy when they found out.
Networking home computers getting less geeky
In a January survey, the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 46 percent of homes with two or more PCs had some kind of network operating, compared with 29 percent just over two years ago.
'NFL Street 2' is style over substance
Minnesota quarterback Daunte Culpepper frantically runs over rooftops, through and up walls -- "Matrix"-style -- to evade an angry mob of tacklers in an "NFL Street 2" commercial.
In a high-tech business world, chatting still pays dividends
JeniferHarrington wasn't looking for a new job when she accepted her current position nine months ago. She was just tired of always rejecting potential offers.
Apple polishes the PowerBook line
Apple Computer Inc.'s PowerBooks have long been considered the Rolls-Royce of laptops with their stylish looks, powerful engines and hefty price tags.
Favorite Vacation Photo
Seventh-grader Jenna Riley took this photo from a hill overlooking the staging area for the colonist troops at the Old North Bridge in Concord, Mass. The bridge is hidden behind the trees in the upper left of the photo.
State forecast for Minnesota
Winter storm warning south today and tonight...
State forecast for Iowa
Winter storm warning far north today...And far northeast this Evening...
State forecast for S.D.
Winter storm warning sioux falls area today...
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Light snow or flurries mainly this morning west and
Southern Minnesota snowman
Weather drawing by Brittany Bostsrom in the Lowell fourth garde of Mr. Meyers.
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter storm warnings for much of central wisconsin tonight into saturday...
Storm that wasn't: Lakes area gets a pass on heavy snow
Rumors of a snowstorm Friday in the Brainerd area have been greatly exaggerated.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Cloudy northeast. Light snow ending. Becoming partly cloudy
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Mostly cloudy west. Partly cloudy central and east. A few
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter storm warnings for much of central and portions of southern wisconsin today...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Increasing clouds east to partly sunny west. Highs from the 30s north and east to near 50 far southwest.
State forecast for Minnesota
...Winter storm warning for the far southeast until noon today...
Let's march into March
Weather drawing by Kaeli Cooper of Mrs. Surma's third grade class at Baxter school.
Infertility support group
The Nisswa Garden Club meeting and luncheon will be Thursday at the Lutheran Church of the Cross. The program, by Mike Hager, is titled "Deer Resistant Landscaping." The coordinator is Marie Boudrye. Hosts are Marie and Charlie Boudrye and Nancy Hall. Non-members who wish to attend may call 963-7494 before Monday to make reservations.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
The Brainerd Kiwanis Club would like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who helped to make our spaghetti dinner a success. We would like extend special thanks to all those who joined us for dinner this year--you helped make this a record year of attendance.
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