SBA Patriot loans increase
The Small Business Administration reported its Patriot Express Loan initiative has produced 1,007 SBA-guaranteed loans amounting to more than $100 million since its launch eight months ago.
Marco distributes record $2.3 million in stock
Marco recently announced at its annual shareholders' meeting that it distributed a record $2.3 million in stock benefits last year to 183 eligible employees.
Bremer Bank is expanding its Baxter branch by adding offices, business banking and updating its exterior profile.
Staci Grattan, owner of personal care home care provider agency Grattan HealthCare Inc., was appointed by Minnesota Department of Human Services to a home care advisory work group. This work group will make recommendations to change and improve Medicaid home care services for the 2009 legislative session.
New Baxter resident is big on change
BAXTER - After carving out a business in Michigan, Damond Clanton moved back to his home state and is working to establish his company in Baxter.
Baxter City Council
Splash into spring as a partner
Right about now folks are getting eager for springtime puddles, flowers, green grass, robins and loons. The wait for warm sunshine and outdoor activities is long and we are feeling impatient. Some of our kids wishing for adult Kinship partners also feel that frustration when they need to wait - but they also realize how grand it will be when they have another special adult friend to enjoy all that our beautiful area has to offer!
How domestic violence can affect children
Children exposed to domestic violence are impacted by it in unpredictable and varying ways. Some children may be deeply affected, while others are resilient about their circumstances and are less dramatically affected. And it's never a good thing for any child to experience.
The Garrison Seniors will meet at noon Tuesday, at the Garrison City Hall building on Central Street, four blocks west of the Walleye concourse. Members are asked to bring their own plates, cups and utensils and a food item to share. The program, by Jon Landsburg from Landsburg Landscape Nursery in Brainerd, will inform members about what's new to plant this Spring and answer gardening questions.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2008 Crow Wing County Dairy Banquet a success.
On behalf of the patients at St. Joseph's Medical Center, I would like to thank the students at Lincoln School and Principal Jeff DeVaney for their many years of faithfully making and providing tray favors for our patients.
PEQUOT LAKES - Pequot Lakes High School students rocked out Friday night in a multitude of ways to raise money and awareness of the victims of genocide in Darfur, Sudan.
CLC students team with American Cancer Society
Central Lakes College Professional Sales students got a taste of the business world when they teamed with the American Cancer Society for Daffodil Days.
'A source of healing for us'
BAXTER - Choral music not only brought Bob Dryden and Sheri Drown together, but helped heal their broken hearts.
In a story Friday about Crosby-Ironton fundraising efforts for sports, Ann Silgen's last name was misspelled.
CLC at heart of C&I Show
The impact Central Lakes College has on the Brainerd lakes area was evident at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber Commerce and Industry Show over the weekend.
NISSWA - For the third year in a row, the Nisswa School PTO will host an auction fundraiser to benefit education programs at Nisswa Elementary School.
Students galore, careers to explore
Hundreds of students - perhaps future lakes area business, health care, manufacturing or technology professionals - descended Friday on the Brainerd Area Civic Center and Gold Medal Arena in Brainerd for the community's first career exploration day.
A big sister becomes proud matron of honor
I remember it clearly.
This was Brainerd
MARCH 30 - 30 years ago (1978) - Franklin Junior High took the first place and Washington Junior High the second place in the 1978 Aitkin Junior High Speech Meet held here yesterday. Over 200 students and coaches from nine area schools participated in the three-round contest.
Frieda Eden, age 87, of Brainerd, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008. Services will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at the Pierz Villa Chapel in Pierz, with Pastor Frank Milo officiating. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home in Pequot Lakes.
Lorraine Sybil Teutz, age 81, resident of Brained, died Thursday, March 27, 2008, at home with her daughter. Lorraine was born on Feb. 7, 1927, in Pease, Minnesota to Peter and Rhinnie (Brink) Kiel.
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Einer Anderson, Brainerd, 92, passed away Friday, March 28, 2008, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Arrangements are pending with the Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS - Christine Czech, 87 year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Thursday, March 27, 2008, at her home in Little Falls, Minn. Arrangements are pending with the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, Minn.
Leonard R. Gunn
PALISADE - Leonard R. Gunn, 70, of Palisade died Monday, March 24, 2008, at the Riverwood Health Care Center, Aitkin.
Gloria 'Bobbie' Mueller
RANDALL - Gloria "Bobbie" Mueller, 79, Randall, died Thursday, March 27, 2008, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls. Funeral services will be Monday, March 31, 2008, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Randall with Rev. Robert Frank officiating. Interment to follow at the Randall City Cemetery. Relatives will receive friends from 4 till 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Randall and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.
Iris M. Cromett
PINE RIVER - Iris M. Cromett (Engel), of Pine River, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. She was born May 8, 1920, in Minneapolis to Jacob C. and Mabel Watry Engel, the fourth of seven children.
Ray M. Grunewald
MOTLEY - Ray M. Grunewald, age 76, of Motley, formerly of Brainerd, passed away on March 26, 2008, at his home. Funeral services will be Monday, March 31, at 11 a.m. at the Oak Street Chapel in Brainerd, with Pastor Chip Avelsgaard officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:30-6:30 at the funeral home in Staples and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Motley Public Cemetery.
Mildred M. Ingels
Mildred M. Ingels, Brainerd, 88, passed away Friday, March 28, 2008, at Edgewood Vista in Brainerd.
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OUR OPINION: EDUCATION
There were plenty of doubters when Brainerd School District boosters set out to raise a minimum of $220,000 to maintain the current level of high school and middle level sports and activities this past winter.
Dreams may be coming true for a few at C-I. But that is certainly not the case for most. One in four students in the district now goes to schools elsewhere. The impact of the teacher walkout continues and it is devastating.
On March 19 the "Neighbors" section of the Brainerd Dispatch published an essay contest sponsored by the Elks Club. A 7th grade girl from Pillager wrote, "On Sept. 11, 2001, the whole country was devastated. Iraq decided they wanted to show America could be hurt. Innocent Americans died that day."
More than a little ready to march into spring
March is almost a goner, and I am pleased. I really wish it would have marched out of here sooner.
Minnesota's top bass anglers will vie for a $75,000 purse July 31-Aug. 2 in the first-ever Minnesota Bound Invitational Bass Tournament on Gull Lake near Brainerd.
It's a who's who of Minnesota outdoors experts and a what's what of Minnesota outdoors exhibits, activities and accessories.
Ivan and Irene Roggenkamp, Brainerd, will celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. April 6 at the Nisswa American Legion. They were married Feb. 15, 1948, in Wadena. No gifts please.
Shelby Mason and Brandon Bollig announce their engagement. Parents are Shirley Bates, Hudson, Fla., Dan and Bonnie Mason, Stevens Point, Wis., and Dennis and Carole Bollig, Brainerd. An April 26 wedding is planned at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Chic and Kris (Young) Williams, Pequot Lakes, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on April 6. They were married April 6, 1973.
Kristina Carlson and Kevin Sandau were married Oct. 6, 2007, at First Congregational Church in Brainerd with the Rev. Deb Celley officiating.
Laura Hensel and Matthew Radniecki were married Dec. 29, 2007, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd, with Deacon Roger Marks officiating.
Karen McFarland and Benjamin Meisch announce their engagement. Parents are Frank McFarland and Diana McFarland, Willard, Ohio, and Gregory Meisch and Carol Meisch, Nashville. A June 21 wedding is planned in Nashville.
Megan Arns and William Adams
Megan Arns and William Adams announce their engagement. Parents are Chuck and Rita Arns, Pillager, and Jack and Judy Adams, Deerwood, and Chuck and Arlette Hartung, Sauk Rapids. A May 17 wedding is planned at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church.
Rangers bite 'Dogs
MINNEAPOLIS - Bryce Tesdahl got that smirk.
Foster wins two events
BEMIDJI - Clayton Foster of Pequot Lakes won two events in the season-opening Little Amik I track and field meet Thursday at Bemidji State University.
Erdrich a scoring machine for Little Falls
The simplest way to beat an opponent in basketball is to score more points than them.
C-I loses in title game
The Crosby-Ironton Rangers finished the season with one loss. It just came at the wrong time. The New London-Spicer Wildcats held the Rangers to 40 percent shooting and outrebounded the Rangers 35-31 leading to a 59-51 victory in the Class 2A state final Saturday at Target Center.
State trip rekindles old memories for C-I grads
MINNEAPOLIS - Mike Nagorski was back home in Crosby visiting his former teammate Mike Gindorff when he first met Bryce Tesdahl.
Reuer's Warriors return five state meet entrants
Two returning state placewinners, five state meet participants in all, is a good place to begin when building a track and field team.
Pillager High School conducted its winter activities night March 24.
ROSEMOUNT - Following a successful trip to Florida, the Central Lakes College Raiders softball team won its first two games in state Thursday by defeating Northland 19-6 and Northland 18-2 at the Irish Dome.1
Veteran assistant Clabo replaces Skogen as coach
After 23 seasons in the Brainerd Warrior girls' track and field program, 21 as head coach, Geri Skogen resigned following last season.
State forecast for N.D.
Snow advisory in effect through this evening across the far
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs 45 to 55.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...A chance of light rain or snow northwest. Partly cloudy
State forecast for S.D.
Wind advisory today central and east...
A snowman and his ice cream cone
Weather drawing by Olivia Ostrowski of Jan Wilcox's kindergarten class at Lowell School.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds. Highs from the upper 30s northeast...To the upper 40s southwest. Cooler near the great lakes.
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