The following students were named Students of the Month for March at Brainerd High School South Campus:
WALKER - The following appeared recently in Cass County District Court:
Samantha Martin and Michael Sorenson, Pine River, a boy, Fayne Michael Sorensen, 7 pounds, 5 ounces, April 3, 2008. Grandparents are Wayne and Nina Martin, Backus, and Vickie and Al Majernick, Backus.
Little Falls man arrested for firing gun at another
LITTLE FALLS - A 31-year-old Little Falls man was arrested after he fired a gun at another person after an argument at a party Sunday in northeast Little Falls, the Little Falls Police Department reported.
"Then the emotions came out and that was a little girly of me."
Ward bill aims to prevent abrupt shutdowns of state programs
Rep. John Ward, DFL-Brainerd, has authored a bill that would require legislative approval before the Department of Human Services and State Operated Services shut down programs.
DFL's 4B House candidate emphasizes education funding
Meg Bye of rural Pequot Lakes, a 12-year veteran of the Duluth City Council, was unanimously endorsed as the DFL candidate for House District 4B.
CLC enrollment is up 13 percent
With the addition of spring enrollment counts, Central Lakes College reported a 13 percent increase over last year.
Public safety exercise conducted Sunday in Crosby
CROSBY - It was only a test.
Brainerd man receives award for helping those with disabilities
Brainerd resident Ray Griffin was recently awarded the STAR Award for Excellence in Assistive Technology.
EATING AWAY AT LIFE
NISSWA - Her eating disorder began when she was about 17 and a student at Brainerd High School.
Suspect in chase, collision charged
A 29-year-old Brainerd man accused of leading police on a chase Thursday through Baxter and Brainerd that ended in a three-vehicle downtown collision faces criminal charges of criminal vehicular homicide and injury.
Past comes alive at Little Falls mansion tea party
LITTLE FALLS - Jan Novotny and Jo DeBruycker hopped in the car to get away for the day.
"He doesn't seek out the spotlight. He focuses on results."
This was Brainerd
APRIL 21 - 100 years ago (1908) - The people of Brainerd are apparently not much in awe of the city ordinances. There have been more bonfires, if anything, since the council directed the chief of the fire department to enforce the ordinance than there were before.
Union vote enables 5-6 teacher posts to be rehired
Brainerd teachers voted Friday to waive their staff development funds for the 2008-09 school year to allow the district to hire back five or six teaching positions.
As a coach, he had a simple lecture for Baxter boys
Bill Hansen doesn't have to search very far to conjure up memories of his rural Brainerd boyhood. His childhood farm household is just a stone's throw away from the comfortable home he and his wife, Becky, live in now, a few miles south of Brainerd along Highway 25.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1988) - 60 years ago (1948) - Equipment now being installed to enlarge Brainerd's telephone system represents expenditure of about $270,000 exclusive of new building costs.
The grand march
Robert Futhey acknowledged his classmates' cheers for his attire as he escorted Erica Guderjohn Saturday night during the Brainerd High School After Glow Prom 2008 Grand March in the school's gymnasium. Brainerd Dispatch/Clint Wood
No dinner, but a banquet of fine arts appreciation
The Brainerd High School annual Fine Arts Banquet was limited this year because of the school's budget issues.
The deadline for the 2008 Miss Brainerd Lakes Scholarship Pageant is May 5. Anyone interested should contact Vicki Randall at 851-4808.
Road restrictions for 4th approved
It has nothing to do with the sale of beer, but there will be changes at this year's Fourth of July celebration in Brainerd.
Imogene M. Winegarner
CROSBY - Imogene May Winegarner, age 84, of Crosby, died on April 19, 2008, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center, Crosby.
AITKIN - Claudine Hammond, 83, of Aitkin, died Monday, April 21, 2008, at Aicota Health Care Center, Aitkin. No funeral services will be held. Arrangements are by Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home, Aitkin.
Margaret L. Snyder
MOTLEY - Margaret L. Snyder, age 87, of Motley, died Saturday, April 19, 2008, at her home.
PINE RIVER - Ruth Evelyn Mills Holmes, of Pine River, died Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Pine River, Minn. She was over 100 years old.
Carl G. Risnes
CROSBY - Carl Gordon Risnes, age 73, of Crosby, died on April 16, 2008, at St. Cloud Hospital. He was born on April 19, 1934, in Deerwood to Carl and Esther (Soder) Risnes.
Edwin F. Johnson
LITTLE FALLS - Edwin F. Johnson, 100-year-old resident of Little Falls, formerly of Minneapolis, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2008, at St. Gabriel's Hospital. Funeral arrangements for Edwin F. Johnson are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
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Margaret "Peg" O'Brien, 82, of Brainerd, formerly of Manhattan, N.Y. Attended Brainerd Schools and the College of St. Scholastica. Retired fashion industry executive employee of Carters, Carson Pirie Scott and O'Brien Mercantile Exchange.
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CROSSLAKE - Bill Pearce died Feb. 1, 2008, at Banner Hospice Care Center in Mesa, Ariz.
Donald A. Niles
Donald Alton Niles, age 55, resident of Brainerd, died Saturday, April 19, 2008, at his home. Donald was born July 21, 1952, in Brainerd to Leon and Evelyn (Berg) Niles. He married Nancy Sue Sandven April 21, 1983. They lived in Merrifield prior to moving to Brainerd in 1983.
STAPLES - Bruce Case, age 76, of Staples, passed away at the Lakewood Health System Hospital on Sunday, April 20, 2008. Arrangements are pending and entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.
Dorothy J. Flaherty
EMILY - Dorothy Jean Flaherty, age 79, of Emily, died on April 19, 2008, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Scott W. Kern
CROSBY - Scott William Kern, age 34, of Crosby, died on April 18, 2008, at his home. He was born on Feb. 28, 1974, in Crosby to Eugene and Janet (Moon) Kern.
Many voters still aren't settled
UPPER DUBLIN, Pa. - For 40 of his 65 years, ever since he first registered, Martin Greenblatt has been voting Republican in this Philadelphia suburb. Through much of the past winter, the retired teacher considered himself a supporter of Rudy Giuliani. But when the former New York mayor quit the race without a single primary victory, Greenblatt made a radical decision.
I would like to express my appreciation for the French teacher, Ms. Aulie, at Brainerd High School. My daughter is a first-year french student as a freshman this year. She has so enjoyed Ms. Aulie as a teacher and has learned a great deal about the french language and culture in just one year.
Vox Pop serves a purpose in the community and should remain, but with a greater level of editing and oversight by editorial staff. It provides a forum for those with concerns of reprisal if their identity were known.
Obama's 'bitter' comments
Barack Obama seemed to have survived the blasphemous rants of his preacher and remained relatively untarnished by the perceived dissatisfactions of his privileged wife.
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Wow, I am in awe and disbelief that a retired general so aptly hit the nail on the head concerning the use and misuse of our military! I don't have the general's pedigree, education or level of experience, however, my 20 years as an Air Force technician gives me a little insight into military life. It concerns me greatly that our "all volunteer" military is becoming more marginalized from our society in general. There is no burden sharing; the military carries the full weight of this war on it's back and its back is breaking.
Holbrook, Moritz shine
Pillager's Tyler Holbrook scored 16 points and was named most valuable player in a 65-60 Royal boys' team victory over the Scarlet team in the fourth annual North Central All-Star basketball series at Bemidji State University.
Rain can't dampen BHS win
Just in time.
Bart leads Pirates past PPHS
VERNDALE - Nicole Bart struck out 14 to pitch the Verndale Pirates to a 5-2 Park Region Conference softball victory over Parkers Prairie Monday.
Hasselberg, Cards win
EAST GULL LAKE - Cydney Hasselberg shot a two-over par 74 to earn medalist honors and lead the Staples-Motley Cardinals to a seven-stroke victory over Detroit Lakes Monday in the Cardinal Invite at the Legacy Courses at Cragun's.
Pierz will host a Minnesota Twins Youth Clinic at 9 a.m. June 21 at the Pierz School Distrit softball fields.
Pequot, S-M, W-DC go 1-2
MENAHGA - The Pequot Lakes softball team won one of three games at the Menahga tournament on Saturday and was by Chelsea Thorson, who was 8-for-12 with eight runs, five RBIs and three doubles.
Lightning lose opener
CLARISSA - Clarissa defeated the Lakes Area Lightning 8-2 in a season-opening amateur baseball game Sunday.
Staples-Motley sweeps Rangers
STAPLES - The Staples-Motley Cardinals swept a Mid-State Conference doubleheader from Crosby-Ironton on Saturday behind strong pitching performances by Jordan Riewer and Tyler Hoemberg.
Israelson, S-M win
STAPLES - Zach Israelson carded a 41 to lead the Staples-Motley Cardinals to a first-place 224 during Monday's Mid-Minnesota Conference boys' golf meet.
Braves nip Fort Ripley in opener
The Brainerd Braves scored three runs in the seventh inning to take a 5-4 lead and held on to defeat the Fort Ripley Rebels in a season-opening Victory League baseball game Sunday at Adamson Field.
Warriors have 12 honor roll efforts
MOORHEAD - Brainerd Warriors track and field teams recorded 12 honor roll performances (top 15 in school history) in Friday's Moorhead MAA Invite at Concordia College.
C-I banquet scheduled May 7
The Crosby-Ironton boys' basketball varsity recognition banquet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 7 at Gary's Sports Bar in Ironton.
April 28-May 4 is week to play golf in the area
For the second straight season the Minnesota Section of the PGA will host Play Golf Minnesota Week.
Pillager falls to B-EV
CLARISSA - Pillager's Justin Gangestad belted a double and Jordan Hunstad knocked in two runs in a 13-6 loss to Browerville-Eagle Valley in non-conference baseball Monday.
C-I's Lundgren repeat selection
For the second straight season, Crosby-Ironton High School graduate Chelsea Lundgren of Northland College in Ashland, Wis., has been named to the UMAC all-conference women's basketball team.
Aitkin tops Hermantown
HERMANTOWN - The Aitkin Gobblers swept the doubles and picked up singles victories from Nick Sundholm and Kevin Hughes to defeat Hermantown 5-2 Monday in non-conference boys' tennis.
Warriors win Detroit Lakes tourney
DETROIT LAKES - Karlie Manton allowed five hits in three games as the Brainerd Warriors softball team won the Detroit Lakes tournament Saturday.
Sneep a national champion in second year
A national championship is the goal of every team and every player at every level of college athletics. Whether in an individual sport or as a team, a national championship ensures that if for only one season a team or athlete can lay claim to the title of being the best at what they do.
Rangers win three events
PIERZ - Crosby-Ironton Rangers won three events in the Pierz Pioneers Invite track and field meet Friday.
Raiders lose three of four games
FERGUS FALLS - The Central Lakes College Raiders lost two close games to Fergus Falls on Sunday, losing 3-2 in the first game and 10-6 in the second game of a doubleheader.
Top-ranked Raiders raise record to 27-1
The Central Lakes College Raiders softball team swept both games of a doubleheader against Fond Du Lac on Sunday, relying on a potent offense and solid pitching performances from Mallory Riewer and Olivia Graham at the Findorff Athletic Complex.
Hoppe leads Warriors to fourth at Wapicada
ST. CLOUD - Molly Hoppe shot 92 to lead the Brainerd Warriors to fourth in the opening round of the Central Lakes Conference girls' golf season Monday at Wapicada Golf Club.1
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Increasing cloudiness. Chance of thunderstorms in the
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 to 70.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly cloudy west. Partly to to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms east. Breezy. Highs in the 40s far west to near 60 far east.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy and windy. Chance of rain showers
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon far west central and northwest. Highs mainly in the 70s. Much cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly cloudy with numerous showers and thunderstorms
Get ready for rain
Weather drawing by Jewel Aho in the Lincoln kindergarten of Mrs. Swanson.
Rain brings spring blooms
Weather drawing by Hannah True of Mrs. Meyer's third-grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and chance of
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Showers and thunderstorms likely...Diminishing in the west in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s northwest to low 70s south. Cooler along the great lakes.
State forecast for N.D.
This morning...A chance of snow showers west. Thunderstorms likely
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Becoming mostly sunny west. A slight chance of morning
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