The following students from Riverside Elementary School in Brainerd were named students of the month for February:
Mitchell Hornwyffels, Pillager, and Jason Goerges, Merrifield, were named to the fall dean's list at the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota. This honor is awarded to students in the top 15 percent of their class.
Pets of the week
Sammy is a black and white female domestic short hair cat who is approximately 1-year-old.
LONGVILLE-- A 22-year-old Remer woman died after the vehicle she was driving ran off the roadway and struck a tree early Sunday morning in Longville, reported the Cass County Sheriff's Department.
The Dispatch continues to examine the meth epidemic, including what people are doing to fight meth manufacturing and what residents should watch for.
Blessed be the Easter children
Pastor David Holte gave the children's message during an Easter service at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Pastor Holte passed out jelly beans to each child with a prayer on the Easter symbolism of each color.
Recovering addict's story:
Methamphetamine addicts come to the drug from many avenues -- addicts are straight-arrow students, school athletes, products of dysfunctional homes and existing drug users.
Tour of tables Woodland seeks spring boost
Organizers of the Tour of Tables hope the event will give community members an opportunity to enjoy a spring luncheon with the elderly, as well as help to raise money to construct a wooden canopy over a Brainerd nursing home entrance.
Parents may be surprised by scope of meth problem in area
A Brainerd lakes area father, who asked to be unnamed to protect his teenage son's identity, said part of the meth problem is school officials do not want to admit how serious the drug problem is.
Area treatment services
Brainerd Regional Human Services Center, Brainerd.
Drug users become used
The percentage of meth addicts who successfully go through treatment can be a shockingly small number when looking at national statistics.
This was Brainerd
APRIL 12 - 60 years ago (1944) - Robert T. Campbell was elected president of Brainerd-Bataan Chapter No. 7 American War Dads, in the first annual election of offices held last night in the Hotel Ransford.
William B. Knox Jr.
FOREST LAKE -- William Bolton Knox Jr., World War II vet of Forest Lake, Minn., formerly of Merrifield, age 76, died April 7, 2004, at St. John's Hospital. He was born in Winter Haven, Fla., the son of the late Alma Revell Knox and William Bolton Knox Sr.
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LITTLE FALLS -- Howard Glantz, 70-year-old resident of Little Falls, died Saturday, April 10, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
Leo M. Brausen
Leo M. Brausen, age 81, of Little Falls, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2004, at his home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Ruby Richmond, 92, Little Falls, formerly of Missouri, died April 10, 2004, at the Cornerstone Harmony House in Little Falls.
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The attempts by Minnesota DFL lawmakers to unseat Lt. Gov. and MnDOT Commissioner Carol Molnau and Education Commissioner Cheri Pierson Yecke are misguided and unwarranted.
I am sure that all my truly pro-life friends will agree that it's time that we do something about the slaughter on our nations highways which kill more people than guns, terrorists, and assorted other ways we routinely kill each other.
Raiders double up Mesabi
BAXTER -- Central Lakes College Raiders' Amber Butler worked her pitching magic in both North Division fast-pitch softball games Saturday against Mesabi.
Pequot Lakes opens season with big win
PEQUOT LAKES -- Chris Johnson struck out five and allowed just two earned runs to help the Pequot Lakes Patriots knock off the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves 13-7 Friday in non-conference baseball.
Go fly a kite
Weather drawing by Toni Gohman in the Riverside second grade of Mrs. Gramers.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly sunny. Highs in the 40s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Variable cloudiness this morning...Partly sunny this
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the 40s to near 50. Cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from near 50 east to near 60 west.
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