Tifanne Wolter was promoted to senior attorney at the Ulanowski Law Firm, Brainerd.
The former Famous Dave's restaurant between Brainerd and Crosslake is getting a substantial makeover to be turned into office space.
So they lured Riverwood clinic to town
GARRISON - It took a community to build a clinic in Garrison.
PEQUOT LAKES HONOR ROLL
The following students have been named to the honor roll at Pequot Lakes Middle School.
PROPERTY DAMAGE - A semitruck broke the railroad arm near the intersection of North Sixth and Washington streets Thursday.
Little Falls City Council
Brainerd will be the site of an informational meeting to help raise awareness about the need to make TV sets ready for the digital age by February.
Brainerd City Council
Sometimes the simple things matter the most
In today's world we have so many luxuries that we forget the simple things in life.
NISSWA - A benefit for Wally Erickson, longtime owner of "Die Bier Stube" in Nisswa, will be April 26, 2008 at Ye Olde Pickle Factory in Nisswa. Erickson is home after receiving cancer treatment.
This happened on Friday, April 11, in the morning. The snowiest day of the year. I had to call 911 for my husband. The reason for my writing this is to say a big thank you for the ambulance crew and two snowplows and crew that helped out. These fine people were our angels. I didn't get their names so this is our way to say Thank you for being there in our time of need.
Responding in Crosby
Crosby firefighters responded Friday afternoon to a gas smell reported at the Central Lakes Medical Clinic in Crosby. It was determined that there was no gas leak but that an odor had entered the building through the building's air ventilation system. Brainerd Dispatch/Jodie Tweed
Serious crimes in Brainerd fall to lowest level in 25 years
Serious crimes in Brainerd fell to the lowest level in 25 years in 2007.
A housing brief Friday on Page 1H should have said real estate agent Cindy Holden is with Prime NORTH GMAC, not Positive NORTH GMAC.
"My two daughters thought Paul Bunyan was a sibling."
LOCAL BRIEFS: Names released in stolen vehicle pursuit
The names of the victims and the suspect involved in a chase that ended in a three-vehicle collision Thursday night were released Friday by the Brainerd Police Department.
Terry McGaughey slowly walked the trail that all but bears his name, pushing his Cannondale mountain bike alongside him near the trailhead. It was a gloomy spring day. But to McGaughey, on the Paul Bunyan Trail, there is no such thing.
Kristen Blann's right eye is framed by her fiddle's bow during the Hans Blix and the Weapons Inspectors performance Friday at Tornstrom Auditorium during "Music Matters to Us," which raised money for Music Matters. Brainerd Dispatch/Clint Wood
Three area high school Knowledge Bowl teams competed in the 2008 Minnesota Service Cooperative Knowledge Bowl state competition Thursday and Friday at Cragun's Conference and Golf Resort in East Gull Lake.
State gas prices hit record high
The AAA says the average price of gasoline has hit a new record in Minnesota, easily beating the previous record of just over $3.31 a gallon, set last May.
'The crime rate in Little Falls is lower for different reasons'
Little Falls had one of the lowest crime rates in the state last year compared to other cities of its size, Little Falls Police Chief Mike Pender said Friday.
This was Brainerd
APRIL 20 - 60 years ago (1948) - There will be a layoff of 40 men from the car shops in Brainerd. Together with a recent layoff of 90 men this new lay-off order included a total of 130 men laid off indefinitely.
Margaret O'Brien, age 82, resident of Brainerd, died Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Ronald W. Dyer
AITKIN - Ronald W. Dyer, 64, widower of Sandra Jo (Christy) Dyer, died March 19, 2008, at his residence in Aitkin, Minn.
AITKIN - Genevieve C. Thompson, age 97, of Aitkin, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin, Minn.
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Otto O. Huber
Otto Oswald Huber, 89, of Brainerd, Minn., died at his home Monday, April 14, 2008. A memorial service for Otto will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2008, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter with a reception and dinner following at Brenny's Reception Center. Interment will be at Valle Lutheran Cemetery.
Democrats demolish each other
WASHINGTON - As a rule, presidential elections are not won or lost by what happens in April. But last week, more and more Democratic officeholders and strategists were worrying out loud about the possibility that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are running themselves into trouble by their unending battle for the nomination.
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Hold public elections to vote for one of two candidates that have been selected by their political parties. Other people can run if they have lots of money, but don't get your hopes up, because if there is one thing the two major parties agree on, it's there will be no third party.
OUR OPINION: BEER SALES
Controversies in Brainerd can brew just as easily as beer and there would have been a doozy of a controversy had Brainerd Community Action not withdrawn its request to sell beer on school grounds at the annual Fourth of July celebration.
I'd like to remind those driving the Wise Road of the three-way stop at the Beaver Dam detour. I've been driving my grandson to school and each time I come to that stop sign, I hold my breath. I've seen several attempts of near mishaps, noted as vehicle accidents. It's a change, people.
Depth & clarity
The DNR is seeking watercraft inspector interns for the upcoming boating season. The inspectors are stationed at public accesses on lakes and rivers infested with invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels.
Although a few people were ice fishing on Monday, the wind and warm temperatures this week have started to open the shorelines of most lakes. Some anglers have begun fishing open water in the channel and harbor areas with no success.
Following the call of the wild (turkey)
We weren't about to let an April blizzard put a halt to our plans to pursue the wild turkeys of South Dakota.
It's referred to as the "State Fair of the Outdoor Community."
Marty and Sandy (Carter) Heino will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. April 26 at the Pine River American Legion Club. The event will be hosted by their children. They were married April 29, 1983, in Pine River.
Maggie Nelson and Leo Wehseler announce their engagement. Parents are Ron and Barb Nelson, Brainerd, and Jim and Linda Wehseler, Ironton. A May wedding is planned.
AmySue Kelly and Tom Eiesland were married Nov. 9, 2007, in Sacramento, Calif.
Five generations recently gathered were Abagail Visser, daughter; Ericka Nyberg, mother, both of the Mankato area; Rodney Barnum, grandfather, Brainerd; Jackie Breitbach, great-grandmother, Brainerd; and Idalene Adams, great-great-grandmother, East Gull Lake.
Kristen Rodacker and D.Jay Oeltjenbruns were married Nov. 20, 2007, at Hanalei Bay Beach, Kauai, Hawaii, with Jennifer Palmer officiating.
Gladys Muehlbauer, Brainerd, will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. April 26 at the Brainerd American Legion. Lunch and cake will be served. She was born April 14, 1928, in Brainerd.
Surprise 80th birthday
George Zauhar will celebrate his 80th birthday with a surprise party from 2-5 p.m. April 26 at the American Legion in Ironton. No gifts please.
Kelly Bernice Trowbridge and Seth Ellis Davis were married March 29, 2008, at Christ Community Church in Nisswa with Pastor David Uhrich officiating.
Elizabeth Wiegert and Daniel Wutzke announce their engagement. Parents are John and Renate Wiegert, Pillager, and Tim and Lora Wutzke, Verndale. A May 17 wedding is planned at Casino Assembly of God Church.
Kathleen Palmer and Kurt Porter were married Dec. 29, 2007, in a candlelight ceremony at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastors Stephen Sveom and Wes Johnson officiating.
Pioneer boys, girls take third place
PIERZ - Pierz Pioneers girls' and boys' track and field teams placed third at the Pioneer Invite Friday.
5 to join BHS hall of fame
Four former Brainerd High School athletes and one former administrator will join the Brainerd Warriors Hall of Fame at the all-sports banquet April 28.
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department's youth baseball draft will take place Monday at the Brainerd Public Utilities office located on County Road 48.
Ackerman hits for cycle
PINE RIVER - Jordan Ackerman hit for the cycle and pitched three innings of two-hit baseball to lead Pine River-Backus past Nevis 12-7 on Friday.
Cardinals topple Melrose
MELROSE - Staples-Motley earned a clean sweep in doubles action on its way to a 5-2 victory over Melrose on Friday.
Warriors' Branum tosses complete game
Back-to-back, three-hit, complete-game shutouts.
No. 1 CLC sweeps Itasca
The Central Lakes College Raiders continued their winning ways Friday as they swept a double-header from Itasca by scores of 4-1 and 7-4 in college softball Friday.
BHS raises record to 4-1
BEMIDJI - The Brainerd Warriors won all but one match in a 6-1 non-conference tennis victory over Bemidji on Friday.
Pillager rounds up Rangers 25-1
PILLAGER - Ally Hunstad picked up her first career pitching win with 11 strikeouts and doubled for Pillager as the Huskies defeated the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 25-1 in non-conference softball Friday.
CLC splits pair
ST. CLOUD - Chris Munsch picked up a victory and Anthony Zubriski absorbed a tough-luck loss in a split of a doubleheader between Central Lakes College and St. Cloud Technical on Friday at Putz Field.
Extra work pays off
Kristi Ericksen spent extra time in the batting cage before Friday's Central Lakes Conference softball game.
Warrior girls win Moorhead meet
MOORHEAD - The Brainerd girls' team finished first and Warrior boys and girls combined to win seven individual events in the Moorhead MAA Invite track and field meet Friday at Concordia College.
Weather drawing by Zachary VanSickle of Mrs. Swanson's third-grade class at Lincoln school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly sunny northwest and mostly cloudy southeast. A
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Cloudy. Chance of showers...Mainly east. Highs lower 50s
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Mostly sunny. Breezy west and central. Highs 65 to 75.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly sunny. Breezy central and west by afternoon. Highs from the 60s east to the 70s central and west.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of light rain. Highs in the 50s north...Central...And west with lower 60s in portions of the south. Temperatures in the 40s near the great lakes. Tonight...A slight chance of rain showers. Areas of fog developing west and south. Lows from the upper 30s far north...To lower to mid 40s elsewhere. Sunday...Partly cloudy and mild. Isolated showers far northwest. Highs 65 to 70 but much cooler near the great lakes.
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