Erin Sullivan, of Baxter, is a University Ambassador at Bemidji State University for the 2007-2008 school year. Sullivan is a sophomore majoring in elementary education. The University Ambassadors are a part of recruitment and public relations efforts at BSU.
Eight hurt in van rollover
AITKIN - Eight men between the ages of 20-28 were injured after their van went out of control on icy Highway 169 and crashed into a ditch about 8 a.m. Sunday just north of Aitkin, the State Patrol reported.
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Whoopee cushions. Coins glued to a sidewalk. A rubber banded spray nozzle at the kitchen sink.
For Halvorson, good photography can also be good for a laugh
On her first day on the job, Joey Halvorson accidentally cut off people's heads. Luckily, that job was photography, so no one got seriously hurt.
Dinosaurs on the move
David Seelen (left) Dave Hays and Alan Rademacher lifted a fiberglass dinosaur onto a trailer Friday to be moved to This Old Farm and Paul Bunyan Land located east of Brainerd. The dinosaurs from Jurassic Car Wash will be displayed at the entertainment facility. Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1988) - Brainerd High School will salute its co-curricular "artists" at the seventh annual Fine Arts Banquet March 28. Artists from debate, speech, drama, music, creative writing and publications will be honored.
"I take life as it comes. I've gone through life laughing about stuff."
Wearing the colors of Easter
Waiting Sunday in the narthex of St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd, Greta (left) and her mother Mary Schloemer waited to be seated for 9 a.m. Easter Mass. Wearing the hat she picked out for the occasion, Greta's colorful attire reflected the end of Lent and the beginning of spring. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
LITTLE FALLS - Josephine Winskowski, 98, of Little Falls, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2008, at the St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn.
Wanda Johnson, age 75, of Brainerd, passed away late Saturday evening at Woodland Good Samaritan Village. A
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DEERWOOD - Betty Hofstrand of Deerwood passed away Saturday morning, March 22, 2008, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Roxana A. Ritter
AITKIN - Roxana "Roxie" A. Ritter, age 97, of Aitkin, died Friday, March 21, 2008, at the Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin, Minn.
PIERZ - Julia Fyten, 94, of Pierz, died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at the Harmony House in Pierz, Minn.
OTHER OPINION: Iraq
The fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq prompted a flurry of speeches from President Bush and the Democratic candidates who hope to inherit the White House next year. Sadly, what they had in common was their failure to grapple with hard realities - beginning with the elusiveness of any clear or quick path toward Mr. Bush's promise of "victory," or that of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to "end this war."
Cutting the prison rate safely
The news that more than 1 in 100 adults in our country are behind bars shocked many Americans, but it shouldn't have come as a surprise.
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A new New Deal
Putting together everything we've learned over the past 10 days about high finance in Manhattan, one thing is clear: If Eliot Spitzer had saved all the money he apparently paid "Kristen" and her co-workers at the Emperors Club, he could have bought Bear Stearns.
Ebert finishes second and
third in points
Lake Shore's Dan Ebert on his Arctic Cat finished second in the World Power Sports National Tour Semi Pro Stock season points and third in the Semi Pro Open class season-ending points.
Nisswa entrant makes good Hillcross showing
LAKE SHORE - Colton Sturm's decision to stop snocross racing after suffering a wrist injury in a January race and pursue the WSA Hillcross circuit has paid off so far.
State forecast for N.D.
High wind warning west and central this afternoon and evening...
Bunny hopped by
Weather drawing by Daniel Stokes of Ms. Hemstad's third-grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly sunny in the morning...Then becoming mostly
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Sunny to partly cloudy in the morning...Then increasing clouds. Highs in the upper 30s north to the middle 40s southwest. Tonight...Snow north and central. Chance of rain or snow south and west. Lows from the middle 20s north to the middle 30s southwest.
State forecast for S.D.
Today....Partly to mostly cloudy and warmer. A few light afternoon showers north. Highs in the 40s northeast to the 60s southwest.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy.
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