Kathleen Hallbeck, the daughter of Jack and Elaine Hallbeck of Aitkin, was inducted into the Omicron Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Mesa Community College. Hallbeck is majoring in psychology.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to five calls in short order Sunday.
Pawlenty to host first Governor's Deer Hunting Opener in lakes area
BREEZY POINT -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty will host the first Governor's Deer Hunting Opener in November in the Brainerd area.
Grandparents raising grandchildren
When 6-year-old Amanda Randall of Brainerd goes to sleep each night, there to kiss her and give her a nightly "tickle tuck" are her grandparents, Norma and Jim Randall, and her dad, Steve.
Brainerd Mayor James Wallin has made the following proclamations:
This was Brainerd
APRIL 7 - 20 years ago (1983) - Hospitalization costs statewide for patients of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota rose 17.1 percent during 1982, but the hike in average daily charges for patients at St. Joseph's Hospital was considerably less according to the administration.
Sam Esser, 23, Brainerd, braved 33-degree water and 28-degree air temperatures while catching a wave on Lake Superior near Duluth with a 1,000-foot ore carrier in the background. Esser is a student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
AITKIN -- Armund Botz, 80, Aitkin, died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at home.
BAXTER -- Ray Kline, 82, Baxter, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Care Center in Brainerd.
Lois 'Nicky' Russell
WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Lois "Nicky" Russell, 80, Woodstock, Ga., formerly of Brainerd, died Friday, March 28, 2003, in Woodstock.
John C. Putz
VERNDALE -- John C. Putz, 57, Verndale, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.
Dorothy Jordan, 84, Brainerd, died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
SAUK RAPIDS -- Victor Bednarek, 81, Sauk Rapids, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at the Good Shepherd Home in Sauk Rapids.
PINE RIVER -- Erwin Griep, 83, Pine River, died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Richard B. Halverson
DULUTH -- Richard Blair Halverson, 82, Duluth Heights, died Friday, April 4, 2003, of cancer at home.
AITKIN -- Shirley Krueger, 78, Aitkin, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
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A frightening image came to mind Saturday when Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced the Nisswa area will be the site of the first Governor's Deer Hunting Opener.
Railroad workers repair track after derailment
RED WING (AP) -- Canadian Pacific Railway workers labored Sunday to replace 1,500 feet of track damaged when a CPR train derailed downtown.
Lindner not without support in his district
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Supporters of Rep. Arlon Lindner don't understand why people get so upset at his comments.
Critics of campaign subsidy cuts voice fears
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Critics of a plan to slash a state subsidy for politicians say it could increase the role of big money in political campaigns and fuel political corruption.
DNR supports use of hounds to hunt black bear
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, more than 30 years after the state outlawed the use of hounds in hunting black bear, is supporting a measure to reverse the ban.
Mall of America launches outdoor ads
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Faced with domestic terrorism fears and a slumping economy, the Mall of America is launching an aggressive outdoor advertising campaign to reel in Minnesota shoppers.
NBC's Bloom was Edina native
NEW YORK -- David Bloom was a rising star at NBC News, a weekend anchor on "Today" who traveled from the White House to become one of the most frequently-seen TV reporters on the Iraqi desert.
Twins first home series disappoints
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Brad Radke had a bad case of "bat-itis."
Gaborik gets big shot of confidence
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Marian Gaborik got just what he wanted to go into the postseason -- a goal.
ST. PAUL -- Brainerd's Jake Phillips scored seven points as the Green team lost to the Maroon 106-81 in the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Series Saturday at Concordia University.
Blazing a trail
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves showed the Portland Trail Blazers some playoff intensity.
Snowy spring storm sweeps through Minnesota, Nebraska before going East
A wintry spring storm that buried parts of Nebraska in a foot of wet, heavy snow moved East on Monday, and was expected to dump up to a half foot of snow on New York City.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Scattered rain and snow showers in the west...Partly sunny elsewhere. Highs in the 40s.
Easter's on its way
Weather drawing by Nicole Thoms in the Riverside School third-grade class of Mrs. Meyer.
State forecast for South Dakota
Winter storm warnings and advisories far south central and southeast this morning...
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter storm warning far southwest today....
Iowa state forecast
Winter storm warning much of western...Central and northern iowa this morning...
Minnesota state forecast
Winter storm warnings and advisories far southern minnesota today...
Pillager school budget committee to meet
The Pillager Budget Committee will meet 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Pillager school superintendent's office, 323 E. Second St. S. in Pillager, to review potential budget reductions.
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