Simon Schoepf, a student from Germany, will be attending Brainerd High School for the 2003-04 school year. Schoepf will be staying with Gerald and Cynthia Bock of Baxter. Schoepf met all the academic and character qualifications necessary to be accepted as an exchange student by the ASSE International Student Exchange.
Bambi and Scott Woida, Eagle Bend, a girl, Hailee Mae, 8 pounds, 15 ounces, April 26, 2003.
Minnesota and Anaheim battle in Game 2 of their NHL playoff series tonight. Look for the details in Tuesday's Sports section.
Governor makes time for the little fish during opener
DETROIT LAKES -- In recent years it's become a tradition for the First Lady to fish with children at the annual Governor's Fishing Opener. This year the tradition expanded to the entire First Family.
Man injured in industrial accident at Brainerd International
A man was hurt in an industrial accident Saturday at Brainerd International Raceway, said Scott Quick, BIR general manager.
This was Brainerd
MAY 12 - 30 years ago (1973) - Heavy winds kept many fishermen off Paul Bunyanland lakes for the opening of the 1973 walleye and northern pike season, which got under way at midnight, and as a result only a few lunkers were reported taken by noon today.
LITTLE FALLS -- The Initiative Foundation added two to its regional board of directors.
THE EAGLE HAS LANDED
A bald eagle seemed a little wary after it flew down from a tree near this small pond west of Staples Sunday. A few miles from this, two sandhill cranes were observed in a field.
The day of the annual President's Appreciation Dinner for the Brainerd American Legion Auxiliary was listed incorrectly in Sunday's What's Doing section. The dinner will be 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the Post. Committee chairmen will be recognized for their participation during this eventful year.
Season gets off to a slow start
Cold water and unsettled weather combined to make the 2003 fishing opener slower than normal, area bait shop owners indicated today.
Bonnie M. Yasgar
LITTLE FALLS -- Bonnie Mae Yasgar, 77, Little Falls, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Erma L. (Jones) Roxberg
VALLEJO, Calif. -- Erma Luella (Jones) Roxberg, 83, Vallejo, Calif., died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at home.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Donald Arthur Swanson, Columbia, S.C., formerly of Brainerd, died Friday, May 9, 2003.
Rachel M. Lammer
LITTLE FALLS -- Rachel M. Lammer, 78, Little Falls, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Mary 'Mayme' Butorac Domencich
IRONTON -- Mary "Mayme" Butorac Domencich, 85, Ironton, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at Cuyuan Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Clarence 'Punk' Vinje
CARLTON -- Clarence "Punk" Vinje, 65, Carlton, formerly of Brainerd, died Friday, May 9, 2003, in Duluth.
Proposal for Paul
The vision -- Paul Bunyan and Babe rock to Rhythm of the Rails in Downtown Brainerd.
Prairie Island Tribes should consider renegotiating gaming compacts
The Prairie Island Native American community has been generating attention this legislative session for the cards it holds in the nuclear waste debate at the nearby Xcel Energy nuclear power plant.
The current debate seems to ignore the fact that retailers of any size are motivated to expand in an area primarily because the demographics project a profitable business opportunity.
Northwest to add nonstop flights from Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Northwest Airlines said on Monday it's adding nonstop flights from Milwaukee to six major cities in July, competing head to head with the financially unstable Midwest Airlines.
Duluth home prices climbing
DULUTH (AP) -- For the first time, no fewer than three single-family homes with asking prices of $1 million or more are for sale in Duluth, according to local realtors listing service.
Status of major issues in the 2003 Legislature
How some major issues are faring in the 2003 Legislature:
Mother of quintuplets calls Mother's Day a blessing
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- With her quintuplets fighting for their lives in intensive care, Brenda Derks said she felt overwhelmed yet blessed on Mother's Day.
House leader cities charter school woes
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A new report by House Minority Leader Matt Entenza says one-fifth of the 73 charter schools whose audits his office reviewed this year spent more money than they took in during the 2001-02 school year.
Long way to go for budget accord
ST. PAUL -- There's a week left in the legislative session, and House and Senate leaders acknowledged Monday that the two sides are still miles apart.
Winds topple radio tower
High winds and wet soil were blamed for toppling part of an Austin radio station's broadcast tower.
Chances dimming for May 19 session end
ST. PAUL -- Capitol observers believe it's growing more likely the Legislature will sail right past its constitutional adjournment deadline of May 19 without a budget agreement.
Autopsy unable to determine Jenkins' cause of death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota senior Chris Jenkins apparently drowned but his cause of death was ruled unknown, the Hennepin County medical examiner's office said Monday.
Underused MnSCU campuses raise budget concerns
ST. PAUL (AP) -- At a time when the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system faces a possible $200 million-plus budget cut from the state, more than one quarter of its two-year campuses have been underused.
Aitkin splits, C-I loses twice
HINCKLEY -- Aitkin split its games Saturday in the Hinckley-Finlayson baseball tournament.
Pequot's Larson medalist
GRAND RAPIDS -- Kim Larson of Pequot Lakes claimed medalist honors Saturday in the Grand Rapids girls' golf invitational, carding a 77.
Boland helps Warriors run record to 15-0
Drew Boland entered the Brainerd Invitational baseball tournament hitting just .267.
PR-B loses pair against Lake of the Woods
BAUDETTE -- Pine River-Backus was re-routed Saturday, traveling to Lake of the Woods after a scheduled softball tournament in Warroad was canceled.
Fort Ripley scores four runs in 11th to knock off Brainerd Braves
The Brainerd Braves made a bold comeback, but couldn't hold on in an 11-inning 10-6 Victory League North Division amateur baseball loss Sunday to the Fort Ripley Rebels Sunday at Adamson Field.
Rain canceled stock car racing at North Central Speedway in Barrows Saturday night.
A meeting for coaches of Baxter Petite and Junior softball is scheduled 7 p.m. Thursday in the office at Oscar Kristofferson Park.
Ducks show pluck on road in OT
ST. PAUL -- The Anaheim Mighty Ducks are winning the close ones, and they've been nearly unbeatable away from home.
Boston's rally falls short
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins built a big lead with their offense, and then turned to their defense to preserve it.
Focused LB Claiborne makes Vikings better
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Brian Baker, Minnesota's linebackers coach, supervised Chris Claiborne before. It hasn't taken Baker long to notice a difference this week as the two have reunited.
Giguere shows way for Ducks
ST. PAUL -- This was a rerun and, quite possibly, a preview of coming attractions. But this was not for the Minnesota Wild's viewing pleasure.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the middle 60s to lower 70s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy west with a chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms southwest. Mostly sunny east. Warmer with highs in the 60s to around 70.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny west...Turning partly cloudy east. Breezy with some gusts to 30 to 40 mph. A chance of morning showers northeast. Highs in the 50s east to mid 60s west.
Wishing for the sun
Weather drawing by Cheyenne Litke of Mrs. Gardner's fifth grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the 60s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s.
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