Kara Rud, a graduate of Brainerd High School, is one of 25 winners of Minnesota Power's $2,000 Community Involvement Scholarships. In partnership with the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, scholarships are awarded to students who live in the Minnesota Power electric service area, have maintained good academic records and have been actively involved in volunteer projects in their communities.
ATV crash injures two
A 36-year-old man and a 10-year-old girl were injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash at 4 p.m. Saturday on the Soo Line Trail east of 280th Avenue in Pierz Township.
Fire department handles gas leak
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a reported gas leak at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Schwan's, 7998 Industrial Park Road, Brainerd.
'We want to change the climate'
Taking a cue from a successful Minneapolis program, Lakes Area Restorative Justice Program is launching a task force aimed at problems facing Brainerd's young people.
A dog's tale
MERRIFIELD - For months, Steve and Pam Shellum looked for their missing golden retriever and finally gave up hope of ever seeing their dog again.
This was Brainerd
MAY 4 - 60 years ago (1949) - Winds of tornadic volume, accompanied by heavy hail and rain, caused damage in Brainerd yesterday which amounts to $25,000. Heaviest damage was to Memorial Ball Park, where two of the eight light towers were knocked down.
Virtually all of the United States probably has this virus circulating now. That doesn't mean that everybody's infected, but within the communities, the virus has arrived.
Not just for kids
It was a sunny Saturday morning, yet hundreds of local volunteers spent part of it indoors at the Brainerd Armory.
FIFTY LAKES - Jay Krone, age 76, of Fifty Lakes, passed away Friday, May 1, 2009, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
PINE RIVER - Don Dabill, age 88, of Pine River, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009.
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AITKIN - Bruce Johnson, age 56, of Aitkin, passed away early Friday morning, May 1, 2009, at his home in Aitkin.
AITKIN - Margaret Catherine McConnell, age 92 of Aitkin, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at the Lakeside Medical Center in Pine City, Minn.
Donald R. Holmen
LITTLE FALLS - Donald R. Holmen, 88-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Friday, May 1, 2009, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
CROSBY - Franklin Michael Diedrich, age 97 of Crosby, formerly of Remer, died on May 2, 2009, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Write to Washington
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
What do you think?
The Brainerd Dispatch welcomes letters on recent articles and current issues. Letters should include the writer's full name, city and a phone number (for verification only). Letters are limited to 300 words. Only one letter per person per week.
In response to the letter stating that teachers do not work hard I must strongly disagree. My father taught for over 30 years at Franklin Junior High. Growing up I watched him bring home students' tests, papers and other homework in order to correct them.
Amateur baseball roundup
NISSWA - Seven-run second and third innings lifted the Nisswa Lightning to an 18-0 victory in seven innings against the Staples Lumberbats in Lake and Pine League play Sunday.
BHS wins 7 events, sets mark
WAYZATA - Brainerd Warriors teams had banner days in the Wayzata Relays Saturday as the girls' team won five events, set a school record and finished fourth and the boys' team won two events and placed third.
Victory League baseball scores
The Brainerd Braves scored 10 runs in the bottom of the first inning and cruised to a 25-1 seven-inning rout of the Flensburg Falcons at Adamson Field in an amateur baseball opener Sunday.
Rangers drop pair in tournament
McGREGOR - The Crosby-Ironton Rangers went 0-2 at the McGregor tournament Saturday, losing to host McGregor in the first round 4-0 and 14-0 against Isle in the second game.
Sacrifice fly gives Bees a victory
Chris Smolke's one-out bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Brainerd Bees an 8-7 victory over Granite City in Lakewood League play Sunday at Mills Field.
Snook leads Crosby-Ironton at Northern Invite; Dally paces Aitkin
BIWABIK - Tyler Snook compiled a two-day total of 173 as the Crosby-Ironton boys' golf team took 17th place in the Northern Invite at the Quarry Golf Course at Giant's Ridge Friday and Saturday.
Back on track
BARROWS - Ten years can go by quickly.
High school baseball recap
ST. CLOUD - Michael Weber collected a double and RBI, driving in Breck Weber, who had the only other hit for Pierz, as the Pioneers lost to St. Cloud Cathedral 11-1 Saturday.
Martin, Warriors shut down Spuds
Joel Martin pitched a two-hitter as the Brainerd Warriors defeated the Moorhead Spuds 6-2 in a Section 8-3A game Saturday at Adamson Field.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. University of North Dakota junior Brittany Brenny of Staples-Motley and teammates Brooke Biederstedt, Mandy Gefroh and Ashley Gierke have been selected UND women's track and field student-athletes of the week.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs around 70 statewide...Except cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers west in the morning.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Variable cloudiness. A chance of showers and
Weather drawing by Kalie Jeremiason of Ms. Hemstad's third-grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Sunny northeast. Partly cloudy southwest. Highs in the
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly sunny to mostly cloudy. A chance of morning showers west...Then a chance of showers and thunderstorms all but far east in the afternoon. Windy. Highs from the lower 60s northwest...To the upper 60s to lower 70s elsewhere.
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