Abigail Iverson, Nisswa, and Benjamin Bernatsky, Brainerd, were selected as January's Students of the Month at Family of Christ Lutheran School in Baxter. Jenna Lemieux, Baxter, and Zachary Thomas, Brainerd, were chosen as February Students of the Month.
HILLMAN -- A 47-year-old Hillman man died in a single-vehicle rollover about 1 a.m. Saturday in Pulaski Township, near Hillman, the Morrison County Sheriff's Department reported.
John Thoele devoting his retirement years to giving students a lift in Nisswa
For each student who passes through the doors of the Nisswa Elementary School, John Thoele has worked to put a smile on their faces.
Initiative Foundation bolsters teen community service with $150,000 grant
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation is stepping up its efforts to give teens an opportunity to make a difference in their communities, thanks to a $150,000 investment from the Emma B. Howe Memorial Foundation, a supporting organization of The Minneapolis Foundation.
"Even though I was kind of throwing up on the last couple of holes, I kind of snuck one out in the playoff."
Making music with his feet
Musician Tony Melendez motioned to a member of the audience with his foot Sunday during his performance at Tornstrom Auditorium. After performing for Pope Paul II in 1987 in Los Angeles, Melendez, who was born with no arms and a club foot, has continued to sing and play guitar with his feet for audiences throughout the United States.
This was Brainerd
APRIL 11 - 100 years ago (1905) - The Christian Scientists of this city are to erect a new church on the lots which they bought recently of Mrs. C. Grandelmyer on the corner of Eighth and Kingwood Streets North. It will be one of the prettiest churches in the city.
Bell tolls for history
A piece of railroad history has found a home at the Brainerd Fire Department.
LITTLE FALLS -- Harvey Rychner, 88-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, Minn.
Olga B. Stropp
AITKIN -- Olga B. Stropp, age 90, of Aitkin, died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Wilbur 'Bill' Keacher
AITKIN -- Wilbur "Bill" Keacher, 73, of Aitkin, died April 7, 2005, at his residence.
Warren J. Murphy
CROSBY -- Warren James Murphy, age 95, resident of Crosby, formerly of Brainerd, died Friday, April 8, 2005, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Joseph Biessener, age 65, of Brainerd, died Sunday, April 10, 2005, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Darold E. Farrell
MADISON, S.D. -- Darold E. Farrell, age 90, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the Madison (S.D.) Community Hospital.
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Lee D. Redmond
AITKIN -- Lee D. Redmond, age 74, of Aitkin, died Friday, April 8, 2005, at his home.
Glen C. Gross
HILLMAN -- Glen Christian Gross, age 47, a resident of rural Hillman, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, as a result of a vehicle accident.
During World War II, U.S. troops from the 34th division, were made up of men from Minnesota, Iowa, and the Dakotas. Two thousand were captured in North Africa in Feb. 1943.
Warriors win four events, finish second
ST. CLOUD -- Jenni Beilke, Hannah McAllister and Ally Hartje won individual events along with the 4x800 relay as the Brainerd Warriors finished second in the Central Lakes Conference indoor track and field meet Saturday at St. Cloud State University.
Area boys tennis capsules
Flyer seniors able to finish out their careers
Thanks to a group of businesses and individuals, 10 seniors will experience their final season as Little Falls Flyers boys' tennis players.
Eveleth-Gilbert shuts out Gobblers
AITKIN -- The Eveleth-Gilbert Bears shut out the Aitkin Gobblers 7-0 in a boys' tennis opener Saturday.
Raiders drop pair in MCCC tourney
ROCHESTER -- The Central Lakes College Raiders baseball team dropped to 3-9 overall after losing its final two games in the Minnesota Community College Conference round-robin tournament Saturday.
Asfeld, Hamann pace Wolverine boys
MOORHEAD -- Eric Asfeld won two events and Caleb Hamann one as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines boys' track and field team finished third in Saturday's Concordia High School Invitational.
Warriors will look to leaders
Athletic teams elect captains for a reason. They're either leaders, a team's better players, or a combination of both.
Upcoming sporting events
Strand helps Brainerd to runner-up finish
ST. CLOUD -- James Strand and the 4x400 relay won events as the Brainerd Warriors finished second in the Central Lakes Conference indoor track and field meet Saturday at St. Cloud State University.
Raiders split with Mesabi Norse
VIRGINIA -- The Central Lakes College Raiders and Mesabi Norse split a softball doubleheader Saturday.
Weather drawing by Dyllan Vanek of Mrs. Staples' first grade class at Whittier school.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Cloudy with periods of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly sunny west....Cloudy central with a chance of
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Occasional rain or shnwrs. Thunderstorms possible extreme east. Highs in the 40s west to near 60 far east.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Thunderstorms likely west and southwest. A chance for showers and thunderstorms central and southeast. Mostly cloudy northeast. Highs in the 60s to around 70. Cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Rain and a few thunderstorms across much of the state.
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