Ephrem Shaffer, of Staples-Motley High School received the Wells Fargo Spotlight On The Arts Award of Excellence at the 2007 state high school speech tournament. The award program is part of the Spotlight on the Arts campaign, a program established by Wells Fargo and the Minnesota State High School League to increase awareness for high school fine arts activities including debate, one-act play and speech.
"By the time we get to September or October, members are going to want to know how well this is working, and if it isn't, what's Plan B?"
Missing man may be dead
LITTLE FALLS - Authorities investigating the disappearance of a Little Falls man said Sunday that they had found human remains in a shallow grave in Mille Lacs County.
Harpist's healing tones help at hospital
With a stroke of her hand and a pluck of her fingers, Carol Harrison brings a smile to everyone at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
This was Brainerd
MAY 7 - 60 years ago (1947) - With a heavy frost covering the ground in Brainerd early this morning and with temperatures which dropped from 51 degrees to 23 degrees, much of the early vegetation in this locality was believed frost bitten this morning.
Rain can't dampen ride for cause
CAMP RIPLEY - Cold and wet, hundreds of motorcycle riders streamed through the gates at Camp Ripley Saturday.
Jerome G. Dudley
AITKIN - Jerome G. Dudley, age 77, of Aitkin, a turkey farmer at Cedarbrook, died Saturday, May 5, 2007, at his home.
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Clifford E. Jacobson
AITKIN - Clifford E. Jacobson, age 86, of Aitkin, died Friday, May 4, 2007, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Agnes M. Trantina
STAPLES - Agnes M. Trantina, age 82, of Staples, died Saturday, May 5, 2007, at the Staples Care Center.
PINE RIVER - Arthur Stephan, age 87, of Pine River, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2007, at Heritage House in Pequot Lakes.
AITKIN - Elizabeth "Betty" A. Huber, age 82, of Aitkin, died Saturday, May 5, 2007, at the Hallett Cottages in Crosby, Minn.
This is in response to the 18-year-old's Vox Pox comment about respect. It is good that you have been taught to respect your elders and those in authority. Most people do deserve respect. But when someone of authority, even the president, has consistently lied to the public, that person does not deserve your respect.
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Bees drop season opener
The Brainerd Bees Class B amateur baseball team opened the regular season with a 9-3 loss to Jimmy's Sunday.
Wernberg wins discus, Warrior boys' and girls' finish fifth
ST. PAUL - Robyn Wernberg won the discus with a toss of 114-05 and placed second in the shot put to help the Brainerd Warriors girls' track and field team to fifth place Saturday at the Hamline relays.
Gobblers split at E-G tourney
EVELETH - The Aitkin Gobblers split two games Saturday at the Eveleth-Gilbert baseball tournament defeating the host Bears 5-3, before falling to Two Harbors 4-2.
Fort Ripley Rebels beat Brainerd Braves
FORT RIPLEY - The Fort Ripley Rebels scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to knock off the Brainerd Braves 9-4 Sunday in Victory League baseball.
Raiders finish as state runners-up
It wasn't quite the result the Central Lakes College Raiders wanted but their season is far from being finished.
Aitkin explodes on offense, finishes second in tourney
McGREGOR - Ellie Cox hit a grand slam in the second inning to lead the Aitkin Gobblers past Albrook 10-9 in the first round of the McGregor tournament Saturday.
Forsberg fourth, Cardinals second
STAPLES - Paul Forsberg's fourth-place 77 and Ben Duhn's ninth-place 81 help the Staples-Motley Cardinals to second Saturday at the Cardinal boys' golf invite at The Vintage at Staples.
Rainouts affect Brainerd
North Central Speedway in Barrows called off its Saturday race schedule due to rain and the Brainerd Warriors baseball team lost both of its games in the Princeton tournament Saturday because of rain.
Mehr, Elg shine as swimmers at Illinois Tech
Former Brainerd Warriors Andrew Mehr and Brianna Elg both swim at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, which is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Thelen, Harms win at Rapids
SAUK RAPIDS - Jackie Thelen won the 300-meter hurdles with at time of 48.0 and placed second in the long jump and third in the 100 hurdles to lead the Little Falls Flyers girls' track and field team to sixth Saturday at the Mega Meet.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms west. A few showers or thunderstorms possible central and east. Highs in the 60s to mid 70s southwest. Cooler close to the great lakes.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 70 to 75.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly cloudy west. Mostly cloudy east in the morning...Becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. A chance of showers southeast in the morning...Then isolated thundershowers in the southwest and south central during the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s.
Weather drawing by Anna Gardner of Mr. Meyer's fourth-grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the east with a few
State forecast for Iowa
Flood watch portions of western iowa today...
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