Garrett Owens, Lake Shore, was named to the winter quarter dean's list in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University.
HARDING - An 11-year-old Pierz boy was injured after the all-terrain vehicle he was driving rolled over several times about 6 p.m. Sunday on 213th Street in Pulaski Township, near Harding, the Morrison County Sheriff's Department reported.
Dustin and Natasha Lockwood, Pequot Lakes, a boy, Arron Scott, 6 pounds, 6 ounces, April 5, 2007. Grandparents are Kevin and Lila Lockwood, Baxter, and Howard and Dawn Powell, Backus.
Firefighters called to grass fire
DNR and Brainerd firefighters responded to a grass fire about 1:30 p.m. Sunday on St. Mathias Road, near Crow Wing County Road 2, the fire department reported.
Minneapolis native knows all the angles to guide governor at opener
It's an axiom at the Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener that the governor is guided by a local angler with long-standing ties to the host lake.
Fire Boss debuts in Minnesota Firefighting
This spring, the DNR is operating a new aircraft as part of its aerial firefighting fleet. The aircraft is an amphibious air tractor "Fire Boss". The Fire Boss is a single engine air tanker equipped with floats. It flew its first fire mission Wednesday near Aitkin.
"I'm looking at this thinking, 'Wow, no one died' - that's amazing. It's just very fortunate."
This was Brainerd
APRIL 30 - 40 years ago (1967) - A plan to install a colorful water fountain in Gregory Park came under heavy fire at last night's city council meeting. The fountain would be 40 feet in diameter and would hold 40,000 gallons of water.
Hitting the trail for grieving children
Their 450-mile journey on horseback is nearing its end. But riding horses across Minnesota to raise funds and awareness for a special camp for grieving children has been an incredible experience for Art Dingmann, a funeral home director from Annandale, and Jerry Brown, an Ingomar, Mont., rancher and business owner.
Having a ball for charity
Jennifer Erickson and Brett Monghan danced to the music of The R Factor Saturday at the 12th Annual YMCA Charity Ball held at Madden's. Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
Patricia A. Leisenheimer
LITTLE FALLS - Patricia A. Leisenheimer, 78-year-old resident of Little Falls, passed away Friday, April 27, 2007, at her home with loved ones present.
Ethel H. Fogleman
Ethel H. Fogleman, 89, of Brainerd, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2007, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
LITTLE FALLS - Cecilia Jaskoviak, 92, of Little Falls, Minn., passed away on April 27, 2007, at St. Otto's Care Center.
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Arlene J. Wilcox
PILLAGER - Arlene J. Wilcox, age 68, of Pillager, passed away early Saturday, April 29, 2007, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
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Avon edges Brainerd Braves 5-4
AVON - Cole Diebel hit a home run and picked up a save in his Victory League baseball debut to lead the Avon Lakers to a 5-4 win over the Brainerd Braves Sunday.
Brainerd wins preview meet
SAUK CENTRE - After finishing out of the top spot by one stroke the last two meets, Curt Carlson finally earned his medalist honor Saturday at Greystone in the Pre-Section 8-2A boys' golf meet.
Jones among winners at NCS opener
BARROWS - More than 130 cars started out the North Central Speedway season Saturday.
NCS opening night
Drivers made a lap around the track as the national anthem was played before the start of the opening night of racing at North Central Speedway in Barrows. Brainerd Dispatch/Nels Norquist
BHS performs well
The doubles teams of Jared Anderson-Michael Ruen and Austin Shiltz-Ryan Imgrund each won three matches to capture championships and lead the Brainerd Warriors boys' tennis team to a successful Moorhead Invitational Saturday in Moorhead.
Ranger boys win, girls second
CROSBY - Pete Vukelich won the 1600-meter run and was part of the winning 4x800 and 4x400 relays to lead the Crosby-Ironton Rangers boys' track and field team to first place at the Ranger Invite Friday.
Warriors sweep Moorhead
MOORHEAD - Calliegh Johnson went 3-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs to lead the Brainerd Warriors over the Moorhead Spuds 7-1 in game one of a non-conference double-header Saturday.
Brainerd bounces Spuds
No baseball coach has ever complained of too much pitching, and a 12-run offensive outburst in front of the home crowd doesn't hurt either.
High-impact, high-risk with Vikings' first two picks
An old adage is "Nothing ventured, nothing gained."
Raiders drop four to end season
Matt Arneson blasted a solo home run as part of a 2-for-3 performance as the Central Lakes College Raiders fell in the first game of a Central Division doubleheader to St. Cloud Technical 7-3 Saturday.
Smude's smooth move
Mike Smude, of Pierz, came into the final corner in a Pure Stock heat race Saturday at North Central Speedway in Barrows. Brainerd Dispatch/Nels Norquist
Hasselberg fourth, S-M fifth
GRAND RAPIDS - Cydney Hasselberg's fourth-place 80 led the Staples-Motley Cardinals to fifth place in the Grand Rapids girls' golf invite at Sugerbrooke Golf Course Saturday.
Jensen, Gall pace Pierz
HOLDINGFORD - Pierz Pioneers' sophomore Kaari Jensen finished second in the 300-meter hurdles and long jump at the Holdingford Invitational Friday.
Raiders shine against Rainy River
Megan Anderson was a combined 6-for-7 with four RBIs, two doubles, two triples and six runs scored to lead the Central Lakes College Raiders softball team to a 11-3 and 7-2 victories over Rainy River Saturday.
Aitkin Gobblers place second
DEER RIVER - Brianna Croatt and Molly Studnise each collected one RBI and Emily Mehr allowed five runs on 10 hits, while striking out four batter as Aitkin fell to Mountain Iron-Buhl 5-2 in the championship game of the Deer River softball tournament Saturday.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Scattered morning showers
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Becoming mostly cloudy. A chance for showers and thunderstorms northwest this morning...Becoming likely this afternoon especially central. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s north and east to the mid 70s southwest. Cooler near lake superior and michigan.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly cloudy north. Partly cloudy south. Chance of
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly sunny south to partly cloudy with a chance of
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms northeast this morning...And far east and far southwest this afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s far northwest to the lower 90s far southeast.
When's summer coming?
Weather drawing by Stephanie Robbins of Ms. Hemstad's third-grade class at Baxter school.
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