The following students were named Students of the Month for March at Riverside Elementary School: Chase Christian, Megan Riley, Joey Sauer, Alex Voss, Griffin Blegen, Evan Storbakken, Lauren Dockendorf, Hannah Koupal, Emma Peterson, Nicole Grabowski, Max Boran, Kaven Blazek, Randy Hahn, Sammy Moser, Alli Kiehlbauch, Ben Wickman, Jediah Billman, Allen Jevning, Maren Hadrits, Cole Kalenberg, Abby Hines, and Brady Mick.
Aleman, Amanda M. and Donald J. Jr.
In the May magazine, learn about a woman who never allowed a chronic disease to keep her from lifting community spirit.
Josh Lehmeier and Roxanne Woitalla, Pierz, a girl, Isabelle Gracie Lehmeier, 7 pounds, 10 ounces, April 13, 2008. Grandparents are Brenda Lee Lehmeier, Luxenburg, Lori Waitalla, Hillman and John Kowalczyk, Hillman. Great-grandparents are Lawrence Woitalla, Pierz, Joann and Jack Cunningham, Onamia and Ramon and Gracie Lehmeier, St. Cloud.
Closer to home
A new position has Tom Kientzle excited about the golf season.
Back to Breezy Point
The Governors Fishing Opener celebrates 60 years - and in a familiar place.
This was Brainerd
100 years ago (1908) - Mrs. Con OBrien and Mrs. P.F. OBrien will hold a 15 cent coffee at the home of the of the former tomorrow from 4-8 p.m. The proceeds are for the benefit of the new parochial school.
Low-key but highly helpful
Heidi Rogge, a self-described low-key person, likes to work behind the scenes, not in the limelight.
Powerball ticket purchased in Rice County nets biggest Minn. jackpot
ROSEVILLE, (AP) - The Minnesota State Lottery says that a winning Powerball ticket worth $180.1 million was sold in Rice County.
Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways will end statewide in May, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced.
Walt Straka of Brainerd says when he wakes up each morning and sees the white ceiling in his home he feels blessed.
There is no way you can forget what happen. I can forgive them (the Japanese), but Ill never forget it.
Strib on the brink?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Star Tribune has hired a private equity firm to advise it but disputed a published report that said it's "on the brink of bankruptcy."
GREY EAGLE - Elizabeth Wunderlich, 77-year-old resident of Grey Eagle, Minn., passed away Saturday, May 3, at her residence in Grey Eagle, Minn.
LITTLE FALLS - Elvera Petrich, 92-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., formerly of Randall, Minn., passed away Sunday, May 4, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, Minn.
Herbert N. Held
PIERZ - Herbert Nicholas Held, 72-year-old resident of Pierz, Minn., passed away Friday, May 2, at his residence.
Gary D. Wentworth
MOTLEY - Gary David Wentworth, 58, of Motley, died Thursday, May 1, after battling cancer for many years.
Carl 'Manny' Nord
Carl "Manny" Nord, age 79, of Brainerd, formerly of Crosby, died April 30, 2008, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Dr. Linda Zemotel-Bayer
PIERZ - Dr. Linda Zemotel-Bayer, age 62, of rural Pierz, Minn., passed away Saturday, May 3, 2008, at her home in Ripley Township, Minn.
Frederick I. Rosier
CROSBY - Frederick Ivan Rosier, age 68, of Crosby, died May 2, 2008, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby.
Thomas G. Van Horn
CROSBY - Thomas Gaylord Van Horn, age 74, of Crosby, passed away peacefully Friday, May 2, 2008, at home surrounded by family.
STAPLES - Richard Berry, age 71, of Staples, passed away at the Lakewood Hospital in Staples on Saturday, May 3.
Open Forum: If Franken is elected we'll be mocked
I cant be quiet about Al Franken any longer. I can not take Franken and serious in the same sentence seriously, its like an oxymoron!
OTHER OPINION: HEALTH CARE
Lower cost, higher quality, less bureaucracy and more consumer choice. That is the promise and hope of a health care reform proposal now before the Minnesota Legislature.
Pastor Wright is still wrong
WASHINGTON - Anger is a tough emotion to conceal and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's simmered barely beneath the surface during his April 28 performance at the National Press Club.
Albany hurler strikes out 13 Pioneers
PIERZ - Scott Johnson was 1-for-4 with Pierz's lone RBI as the Pioneers were defeated 7-1 by Albany in high school baseball Saturday.
Wolverines win LF tourney
LITTLE FALLS - The Wadena-Deer Creek softball team went 3-0 to take home the championship in the four-team Little Falls Invite on Saturday.
Kintner plays spoiler role in NCS opener
BARROWS - D.J. Dondelinger was two feet away Saturday from having a night to remember in North Central Speedway's season opener.
RAIDERS TAKE STATE
For the fourth time in seven years the Central Lakes College Raiders are softball champions of the Minnesota Community College Conference.
Pierz's Bell fifth at Northern Invite
VIRGINIA - Pierz's Robert Bell shot a 27-hole 116 to take fifth place and earn all-tournament honors in the Northern Invite boys' golf meet at Virginia Golf Course on Friday and Saturday.
Holmes, Larson pace Warriors
ST. PAUL - Megan Holmes and Jodi Larson won individual events and the Brainerd Warrior girls' team finished fourth in the Hamline Relays track and field meet Saturday.
Warriors win at Hamline for first time
ST. PAUL - The Brainerd Warrior boys' team captured its first championship in the 20-year history of the Hamline Relays track and field meet Saturday.
Home runs lead St. Mathias past Braves
Jake Francis hit a two-run homer in the first inning to highlight a four-run frame as the St. Mathias Devils rolled past the Brainerd Braves 15-8 in Victory League amateur baseball Sunday.
Is horse racing breeding itself to death?
The camera cut away from her, but it should have stayed on her. Eight Belles had run herself half to death Saturday, and now the vets were finishing the job as she lay on her side, her beautiful figure a black hump on the track. Horses don't just fall down like that, you thought as NBC flitted away, cowardlike, from the sickening picture to the more appealing image of the Kentucky Derby victor, Big Brown.
Bees drop opener
SAUK RAPIDS - Kyle Crocker went 2-for-5 with a double and two stolen bases as the Brainerd Bees lost to the Sauk Rapids Cyclones 10-2 in their Lakewood League amateur baseball opener Sunday.
Earnhardt, Busch solidify positions as most-liked, most-hated in NASCAR
RICHMOND, Va. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch didn't need to wreck while fighting for the lead Saturday night to solidify their position with NASCAR fans.
Weather drawing by Paige Lothert of Mr. Perrys third-grade class at Forestview school.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly sunny. Highs 70 to 80.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Increasing clouds. A chance of mainly afternoon showers
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of light showers northwest during the afternoon. Highs from the upper 50s far north...To the lower 70s south. Cooler along lake michigan.
The Nation's Weather
Thunderstorms were to explode across the Southern Plains on Monday, with strong damaging winds and large hail anticipated.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly to mostly cloudy this morning with a slight
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