In a May 3 business story on Lakeland Public TV, "Lakeland Currents" host Ray Gildow should have been listed as a paid employee instead of a volunteer host.
Adair Racing takes dragsters to school with a message
For wide-eyed youngsters whose heads were turned by powerful race cars Thursday, the moment came with a message.
BIZ BUZZ: Ex-airline industry employee hopes dock and lift business takes off in Nisswa
On this fishing opener weekend, a business expansion seems to be a natural tie-in.
Firm wants to capture audience in a digital age
Imagine a relatively captive audience - a jogger on a treadmill or a group waiting to be seated at a restaurant. For a Brainerd area business, those moments are opportunities.
Connie Frisch of Brainerd was named director of nursing at Central Lakes College.
The Fun is spreading
NISSWA - The Fun Sisters is expanding to Nisswa this month with a May 22 opening planned.
Crow Wing County Historical Society elects board
The Crow Wing County Historical Society recently had its dinner and meeting at Gary's in Ironton.
Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners
Firefighters respond to alarm Saturday
The Brainerd Lakes Fire Department responded to an alarm at 5:18 a.m. Saturday at Mills Fleet Farm in Baxter.
Crime Free Multi-Housing meeting set
The next Crime Free Multi-Housing meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday at the Brainerd Police Department. This month's meeting offers information on rental property owners working with social agencies to fill vacancies.
The Brainerd High School class of 1999 will host its 10-year reunion June 19-20. For information e-mail email@example.com, visit the Facebook page (Brainerd class of 1999 10 Year Reunion) or call Mandy Sheets at (719) 930-5499.
Johnathon Ostrowski and Ashley Larson, Breezy Point, a girl, Sadie Mae Ostrowski, 7 pounds, 14 ounces, March 8, 2009. Grandparents are Doug and Lorrie Ostrowski, Fort Ripley, Dawn Larson, Brainerd, and Brian and Sandy Larson, Baxter.
CRASH - No injuries were reported in a crash at 7:55 a.m. Friday on the 8000 block of Paradise Beach Road.
In search of animal lovers
We're calling all animal lovers because 13-year-old Kate is still on the waiting list. We introduced you to Kate last October, and while many people responded to the article, no one followed through and became her adult partner. Kate's favorite pastime is hanging out with animals, so the ideal partner for her would have at least one pet that she could help care for.
Helping children of addicted parents
"In the United Sates alone, there are over eleven million kids living in alcoholic homes. Countless others have parents addicted to other drugs. Most silently and eloquently obey the cardinal rule of the addicted family: 'Don't talk.' They are trapped in silence by a family that denies the existence of the illness which grips it.
MUCH OBLIGED: HART Walk
Heartland Animal Rescue Team would like to thank everyone who made the 14th annual "Hoofin' It for HART" companion walk a success again this year.
Let's go to the casino.
On Mother's Day, reflections on being a better parent
All I want for Mother's Day are well-behaved kids.
GARRISON - It could have been mistaken for a covert operation.
18-month term in biting case
Cody Lee Larson, who pleaded guilty to malicious punishment of a child, received an 18-month sentence Friday in a Crow Wing County courtroom.
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1969) - A seventh straight dual meet victory was registered by coach Bud Schmid's Brainerd high school tennis team, a 4-1 victory over St. Cloud Tech.
Suspected Mille Lacs case tests negative for swine flu
ONAMIA - The Mille Lacs Band reported Friday that an influenza A case on the Mille Lacs Reservation tested negative for swine flu.
Mildred J. Griffin
AITKIN - Mildred J. Griffin, of Aitkin, formerly of the Twin Cities, died May 5, 2009, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin, two weeks short of her 96th birthday.
Richard M. 'Dick' Peterson
Richard M. "Dick" Peterson, 76, Brainerd, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2009, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. He was born on Nov. 17, 1932, in Brainerd to Herman and Sandra (Ylinen) Peterson.
Dean P. Sanford
AITKIN - Dean Paul Sanford, 82, of Aitkin, died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at his residence. He was born Dec. 16, 1926, in Boise, Idaho, to Roland and Edith (Lasher) Sanford.
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NISSWA - William Waggoner, age 82, of Nisswa, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009. He was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to Ernest and Mildred Waggoner. He lived in the Fort Dodge area until 1972, when he and his wife moved to the Crow Wing Lake area, then in 1983 to the Lake Edward area.
BAXTER - Mary Walls, age 71, resident of Baxter, died Saturday, May 9, 2009 at her home.
Jay V. Gangestad
Feb. 19, 1935 - April 2, 2009
Charles A. Hildebrandt
CROSSLAKE - Charles "Charley" Albert Hildebrandt, 67, of Crosslake, Minn., passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on April 26, 2009. He fought a heroic battle with cancer for 14 months.
OTHER OPINION: Student loans
As college admissions are being finalized, thousands of high school seniors are deciding where they will enroll - and soon it will be time for their families to worry about how to pay for those educations. Often, that means loans.
Lawmakers don't have the answers either
WASHINGTON - They like us. They really like us. Just don't expect them to help us.
A hand up
The next time you are out and about, take a look at the people around you. The chances are pretty good that one in five has struggled with a mental illness. They may be dealing with chronic bouts of depression or anxiety, a posttraumatic stress disorder, or a psychotic illness among other things.
What's ugly to one just may be paradise to another. The Ugly Duckling White Elephant on Jackson Street is vibrant, full of activity, economy driving and a little dusty. It's called health and welfare council members. Your arguments are stale and reek of politics. Tell us how much other facilities in town cover their expenses. Tennis courts, Mills Field, softball, egg hunts, all those unnecessary good times. How much do they cost? Never mind, you won't believe the auditor anyway.
Something unusual happened at the last Brainerd City Council meeting.
Looking forward to a mother of a fishing opener
Thank God for mothers.
ONAMIA - They disappeared into the forest, sometimes alone, other times in bunches. They walked casually, with no sense of urgency, yet with a purpose.
Vicky Johnson and Scot Kinney announce their recent marriage. An April 7 wedding ceremony was held on Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas. Lorri Badeaux was the Matron of Honor and Mark Paxton was the Best Man. The couple will be celebrating with a reception in July at their home in Lake Shore.
Will Westphal will be 90 years old on May 11. He celebrated his birthday on Saturday with family and friends at his son's home.
Ashley Meyer and Adam Gangestad announce their engagement. Parents are Roger and Brenda Meyer, Fort Ripley, and Gene and Carole Gangestad, Brainerd. An August 15 wedding is planned at St. Mathias Church.
67th Wedding Anniversary
Kent and Imogene (Jeanee) Johnson of 501 4th Ave NE, Brainerd, will celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary with children, Dianna (Johnson) Jenkins and Kent Johnson, along with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Kali Welu and Derek Gold announce their engagement. Parents are Deb and Greg Welu, Nisswa and Tom and Linda Gold, Motley.
Raiders advance to championship game
COHASSET - The Central Lakes College Raiders were in the drivers' seat after the first day of the Region 13B tournament Friday at Portage Park as they stunned state champion Itasca 2-0 and beat Northland 5-0.
High school baseball scores
PEQUOT LAKES - The Staples-Motley Cardinals pounded out 26 hits in taking two games from the Pequot Lakes Patriots in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader Friday.
Aitkin loses to Duluth Marshall
AITKIN - Kevin Hughes and Alex Anderson won at No. 2 doubles as Aitkin lost to Duluth Marshall in non-conference play Friday.
Bart's bat and arm in fine form
Nicole Bart has added a new weapon to her softball arsenal - a bat.
PR-B ace hard to hit
Jordan Ackerman was unhittable.
The Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers baseball team of the Northwoods League is still looking for host families for its 2009 team.
Pierz wins Ranger Invite, sets school record
CROSBY - The Pierz boys' relay of Jake Nelson, John Omann, Kyle Bednar and Shane Gall set a school record in the 4x200 relay with a time of 1:33.28 as the Pierz Pioneers finished first at the Ranger Invite.
Three Warriors seize opportunity to see some action
One player's misfortune is another's opportunity.
Aitkin remains unbeaten
DEER RIVER - The Aitkin Gobblers cracked 30 hits and won both games in the Deer River tournament Friday.
Ronnei, Halverson lead Warriors to best finish
RICE - Jackson Ronnei and Sean Halverson tied with Alexandria's Mike Fahli for medalist honors with 73s in a Central Lakes Conference meet Friday at Oak Hill Golf Course.
Ball, Matlock lead Pierz
BROOTEN - Gregg Matlock and Alan Ball each carded 84s as Pierz shot a team score of 348 to take third place in a Central Minnesota Conference meet at Prairie View Golf Course Friday.
Lunkers complete coaching staff
The Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers announced Friday the hiring of the College of Santa Fe's Jeff Hanson as the pitching coach for the Lunkers' inaugural season.
Warriors place sixth
LONG PRAIRIE - Molly Hoppe's 91 led the Warriors to a sixth-place finish at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Invite Friday.
Former Warrior Owens packing clubs for Florida
Megan Owens is set to graduate from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in finance and a minor in mechanical engineering.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly cloudy north and partly cloudy south. A chance of showers or isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs from the 50s north to the 60s south.
State forecast for Minnesota
Tonight...Mostly cloudy. Rain south with an isolated
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs 55 to 70.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Mostly to partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers central
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Rain showers ending this morning east. Scattered rain or snow showers this morning far northwest. Mostly cloudy north this afternoon. Becoming partly sunny south this afternoon. Isolated rain showers northwest this afternoon. Cooler and brisk. Highs from the mid 40s north...To the upper 50s southwest.
Happy Mother's Day
Weather drawing by Kalie Jeremiason in the Baxter third grade of Ms. Hemstad.
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