Alison Seevers, the daughter of Stephen and Colleen Seevers of Brainerd, graduated from St. Cloud State University with cum laude honors. She majored in sociology and minored in community counseling. Currently she is a graduate student in the school counseling program at the university.
LITTLE FALLS -- A 21-year-old Little Falls woman was injured Sunday in a single-vehicle rollover on Greyhound Road, north of Little Falls.
More troops from Camp Ripley are deployed
MINNEAPOLIS -- Another cadre of Minnesota National Guard troops left Monday to help the war effort against Iraq, this time a group of 13 air traffic controllers from central Minnesota.
Teens escape fire by upstairs windows
A fast-moving fire and thick smoke forced three Brainerd teen-agers to escape their burning home Saturday by crawling out of second-story windows.
East Gull Lake woman dies in ATV crash
EAST GULL LAKE -- A 45-year-old East Gull Lake woman died following an all-terrain vehicle accident Friday at her home in East Gull Lake.
Times are tough for many area school districts
Many Brainerd lakes area school districts are facing declining enrollments and have been forced to cut their budgets, resulting in many people losing their jobs.
This was Brainerd
MARCH 24 - 30 years ago (1973) - The salary dispute between the Brainerd School Board and Brainerd teachers apparently is headed for arbitration, it was learned today.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers women's basketball team will look to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament tonight. Find out how they fared in Tuesday's sports section.
Lorie E. Stromberg
Lorie Elizabeth Stromberg, 45, Brainerd, died Saturday, March 22, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital as the result of an all-terrain vehicle accident.
ONAMIA -- Ronald Boudreau, 61, Onamia, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at home of cancer.
CROSSLAKE -- Larry Putz, 37, Crosslake, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at home.
Ray F. Witucki
RANDALL -- Ray Frank Witucki, 76, Randall, died Friday, March 21, 2003, at home.
Lorette I. Mulroy
HUTCHINSON -- Lorette I. Mulroy, 38, Hutchinson, died Saturday, March 22, 2003, at her daughter's home in Pillager.
Sadie A. Peterson
Sadie A. Peterson, 88, Brainerd, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
A March 5 letter wrongly implies that the big abortion industry should continue to receive state funding.
A bill in the Minnesota legislature that would ban local governments from hiring lobbyists runs the risk of cutting rural Minnesota's voice out of state government, making it even more difficult for the outstate area to get a fair shake at the Capitol.
Former U.S. Sen. McCarthy questions war
ST. PAUL -- It was supposed to be a forum about the struggle of third parties in a dominant two-party political system. Instead, the discussion frequently turned toward war.
Pawlentys work to make state mansion a home
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Not long ago, the governor's mansion was shuttered and under threat of a sale.
Sunday sermons filled with concern over war in Iraq
MINNEAPOLIS -- With the nation at war, some Minnesota clergy used their Sunday pulpit to condemn war, while others voiced support for U.S. troops. One group of worshippers ended a prayer by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sluss named to mental health panels
Gov. Tim Pawlenty last week appointed Crow Wing County Commissioner Terry Sluss to the State Advisory Council on Mental Health and to the Children's Mental Health Subcommittee.
Warriors start track season fast
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' track and field team gathered three first-place finishes in Saturday's Husky Classic at St. Cloud State University.
Pioneer girls second, Poepping with two firsts
ST. JOHN'S -- The Pierz Pioneers girls' track and field team didn't have a first-place finish Saturday at St. John's University, but a balanced performance placed them second overall.
High school athletics
Returning champs defend their crowns
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- About a half hour after winning their third state title in four years, with the seats at Target Center almost empty, members of the Litchfield basketball team sat and stood by their bench, still soaking up the moment.
Wild clinch playoff berth
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild wrapped up their first playoff berth with a near-perfect performance against the defending Stanley Cup champion.
Gophers beat Tigers for playoff title
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Colorado College won the WCHA's regular season title by overwhelming teams with first-period offense. On Saturday night, Minnesota won the league's playoff title by beating the Tigers at their own game.
Humphries, Podominick win Mr., Ms. Basketball awards
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kris Humphries of Hopkins and Liz Podominick of Lakeville won the Mr. and Miss Basketball awards Sunday.
UConn back on track in big way
All is well at Connecticut again. The NCAA women's basketball tournament is under way and the defending champion started it in its usual fashion -- with a lopsided victory at home.
DULUTH (AP) -- Minnesota Duluth coach Shannon Miller thought the title game had the potential to be the best ever.
Jones hits three-run homer, Reed pitches six innings as Twins edge past Devil Rays
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Jacque Jones hit a three-run homer, and Rick Reed pitched six innings Sunday as the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 4-3.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mild with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms... Ending this morning in the west. Breezy north. Highs in the 50s to mid 60s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered showers north this morning. A chance of showers southeast late this afternoon. Highs near 60 north to mid 70s southeast.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Breezy statewide. Partly cloudy with scattered sprinkles and showers this morning east...Otherwise becoming mostly sunny. Becoming mostly cloudy this afternoon northwest with scattered showers. Highs 55 to 65. Tonight...Mostly cloudy north...And clear to partly cloudy south. Lows 25 to 35.
State forecast for North Dakota
Wind advisory for north central and northeast north dakota for the rest of this morning and this afternoon...
Weather drawing by Megan Fleischhacker in the Harrison School fifth-grade class of Mrs. Larson.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly sunny north...Mostly cloudy south. A slight chance of rain showers southwest...Rain may be mixed with snow far southwest early. A chance of morning showers southeast. Highs from the mid 40s west to around 60 far southeast.
The Brainerd American Legion Post 255 will serve dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. until gone Wednesday. The menu includes a 10-ounce pork chop, potatoes, gravy and salad bar for $6.50.
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