Melissa (Miller) Christianson, the granddaughter of Goldie Hazuka of Brainerd, received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from St. Cloud State University with magna cum laude honors. Christianson lives in Grand Rapids with her husband, John.
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
Brainerd police arrested three men Sunday night who allegedly threatened occupants of a residence with a sawed-off shotgun, said Crow Wing County Sheriff's Sgt. Tim Leonard.
Cookies for Kosovo
Before Katie Paschelke's dad, Pfc. James Paschelke, left for a tour of duty in Kosovo last October, the Whittier Elementary School fifth-grader asked whether he wanted her to send him a couple of boxes of his favorite Girl Scout cookies.
On this day in the Brainerd lakes area
80 years ago (1924) - Echo Stock Farm of Brainerd has a splendid herd of 200 or more pure-bred Holsteins.
"It makes me feel really good. When I think about them eating cookies, I think, 'I did that.'"
Kiwanis Clean-up Blitz
Brainerd Kiwanis Club members Tom Norman (left) and John Cremers unloaded bundles of material Saturday in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Baxter during the ninth annual Brainerd Kiwanis Club Clean-Up Blitz. Residents were able to donate recyclable items and properly dispose of solid waste products at the site. The money raised from disposal donations will be used to benefit youth-related non-profits in the area.
Combat wounded veterans discuss past, present wars
Current events across the globe mixed with memories of the past as combat wounded veterans met Saturday in Brainerd.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Florence Marie Moberg Luiten was born July 31, 1919, near Pequot Lakes. She was the youngest child of John and Emelia (Olson) Moberg. She graduated from Pequot Lakes High School, St. Paul Bible Institute and Booth Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She was joined in marriage to Vernon Luiten on June 5, 1943. They served churches in Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan and Virginia. Since 1993 she had lived at Covenant Village of Golden Valley. She was preceded in death by her husband, and is survived by three children, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
RANDALL -- John Abrahamson, age 72, a resident of Big Lake, formerly of Randall, passed away Friday, May 1, 2004, at Minneapolis Veterans Hospital.
Ann A. Huseby
Ann A. Huseby, age 88, resident of Brainerd, died Saturday, May 1, 2004, at her home. She was born Sept. 6, 1915, in Hanley Falls to Ben and Martha Garthe. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Women of the Moose for 50 years, Sons of Norway, BN vets and the Free Timers.
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I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank Diane Hauan and Tom Frid for their absolutely fantastic performance on Saturday the 23rd.
Staples-Motley wins own tournament
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals defeated Moose Lake-Willow River 12-0, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 3-1 and Pierz 11-1 to win their softball tournament Saturday.
Rainy River sweeps CLC
The Central Lakes College Raiders softball team dropped two games to Rainy River by scores of 8-6 and 3-2 in a North Division double-header Saturday.
Raiders' season ends with split
The Central Lakes College Raiders needed to sweep the Northland Pioneers in North Division baseball Saturday to qualify for the state tournament.
Lundbohm, Hoppe tie for fourth at invite
SAUK CENTRE -- Brainerd's Zack Lundbohm and Jared Hoppe tied for fourth place with 75s at the Greystone Country Club boys' golf invitational Saturday.
Whitlock pitches Braves past Express
Another stellar pitching performance from Brainerd's Tony Whitlock helped the Braves to a 5-3 Victory League amateur baseball win over the Holdingford Express Saturday night at Adamson Field.
Pequot fifth at C-I tourney
DEERWOOD -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots girls' golf team, led by Val Meschke's 105, turned in a fifth-place showing at the Crosby-Ironton girls' golf invitational Saturday at Cuyuna Country Club.
St. Mathias pounds Royalton for first win
ROYALTON -- Adam Hardy had a big day at the plate for St. Mathias as he was 4-for-4 with a double, triple and four RBI as the Devils defeated the Royalton Riverdogs 15-5 for their first win Sunday.
Warriors take first at Princeton tournament
PRINCETON -- The Brainerd Warriors nipped Maple Grove 6-5 and Cambridge-Isanti 5-4 to win the Princeton baseball tournament Saturday.
Murray a medalist as S-M wins tournament
STAPLES -- Andrew Murray turned in the top score with a 74 to lead the Staples-Motley Cardinals to the title in their boys' golf invitational Saturday at the Vintage.
Feeling the heat
BARROWS -- The mercury may have been hovering near freezing but John Remington of Scandia felt the heat of John Thompson during the Wissota Midwest Modified feature during North Central Speedway's season opener Saturday night.
Weather drawing by Ellen Wuflestad in the Baxter School third-grade class of Mrs. Surma.
State forecast for Iowa
Freezing warning for much of northern iowa until 800 am...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly or mostly sunny. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s. Cooler upper 40s near lake michigan.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of thunderstorms northeast. Windy east and northwest. Highs 75 to 80 west...In the lower and mid 70s east and highs in the upper 60s extreme southeast.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Windy and warmer. Increasing cloudiness. A chance of
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers central and
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