The following students from Franklin Junior High School were selected by their teachers as April students of the month: Eighth-graders Amanda Adair, Cody Hummer, Katie Yaunick, Jordan Stich, Christine Wegen, Nicole Millette, Jacob Beckerleg, Logan Mohs a
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 11:30 p.m. Sunday to a fire at the old Ben Franklin store in the East Brainerd Mall.
Minnesota lawmakers can count on a long night tonight as they try to wrap up business by midnight. Tuesday's Brainerd Dispatch will report their efforts to avoid a special session.
Bob Olson critical of two city staffers after mistakes
Brainerd City Council member Bob Olson is claiming city staffers showed incompetence and were untruthful in working on two recent annexation applications.
Hung jury declared in Cass trial
WALKER -- Cass County jurors were unable to reach a verdict after deliberating 18 1/2 hours Thursday and Friday in the Robert Alan Anderson murder trial. A hung jury was declared at 8 p.m. Friday.
Nurse doubles as artist to brighten hallways at Bethany Good Samaritan Village
The idea began when the wife of a resident living at Station 1 at Bethany Good Samaritan Village began to decorate the bulletin boards outside her husband's room for the different holidays.
This was Brainerd
MAY 19 - 30 years ago (1973) - Construction is expected to begin on Tuesday on the widening and redecking of Trunk Highway 210 bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Brainerd.
Amish baskets for sale
An Amish father shared a moment with his son and daughter as they sold baskets Saturday in the Dairy Queen parking lot in Staples. The baskets came in all sizes and even hampers were available.
CORRECTION / CLARIFICATION
In Sunday's Page 1A story regarding the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter, the story should have said Park Region Limited Partnership is owned solely by the 1998 John P. Sullivan Irrevocable Trust and the 1998 R. Darlene Sullivan Irrevocable Trust and John Sullivan.
PUC to weigh rate hikes
Electric, water and wastewater rates could be increased this year to meet capital utility needs for the city of Brainerd.
Shawn D. Flanagan
Shawn D. Flanagan, 39, Brainerd, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at home.
June H. Loftis
June H. Loftis, 75, Brainerd, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Greater Staples Hospital.
Clarence L. Gorman
SARTELL -- Clarence L. Gorman, 94, Sartell, formerly of Brainerd, died Friday, May 16, 2003, in Sartell.
James 'Jim' Kummet
PIERZ -- James "Jim" Kummet, 59, Pierz, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
ROYALTON -- Adeline Pusc, 62, Royalton, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Ralph W. Schultz
STAPLES -- Ralph W. Schultz, 81, Staples, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at Greater Staples Hospital.
Virgil 'Lee' Morris
LITTLE FALLS -- Virgil "Lee" Morris, 87, Little Falls, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at home.
Lone Star style
Texas Democratic legislators went to great lengths -- all the way to Ardmore, Okla. -- to shut down business in their capital by denying a quorum to the House of Representatives. The action was unusual, maybe theatrical, but also fully justified.
How many of you innocent souls in this readership area know of the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) meeting coming up June 2?
Kautz wins first-ever feature race at NCS
Kelly Kautz of Brooklyn Park, son of the late Judge Bob Kautz, was probably feeling a sense of relief Sunday night.
Sup's Racing Challenge Wednesday
Brainerd School District superintendent Jerry Walseth has issued a challenge.
Special session likely
ST. PAUL -- The Legislature's 2003 session adjournment deadline promised to come and go Monday without a completed budget.
About 8,000 walkers raise $525,000 in AIDS march Sunday
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- About 8,000 walkers raised $525,000 for the Minnesota AIDS Project on Sunday afternoon. This year's numbers were down from last year, when about 12,000 marchers raised $650,000.
Widow of Viking Korey Stringer settles suit
MINNEAPOLIS -- Korey Stringer's widow has settled with a doctor and the Mankato Clinic, the sole remaining defendants in the lawsuit she filed over her husband's heatstroke death against the Minnesota Vikings and others, the judge announced Monday.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A 57-year-old woman was severely burned in an apartment fire early Sunday morning.
Crews mopping up after Iron Range wildfire
ZIM -- Crews will spend the next few days mopping up hot spots after containing a large grass fire on Minnesota's Iron Range.
Local taxpayers may feel pinch from arena boom
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Local taxpayers might feel the pinch from the boom in Minnesota ice-hockey arenas built in the last decade, city officials say.
Hospitals catering to patients with room service
MINNEAPOLIS -- Just eight hours after giving birth, Deb Myhre was ravenous. What she really wanted was a cheeseburger and fries and all the fixings -- and that's what she got.
Four victims of Isanti crash include pregnant woman, fetus
ISANTI (AP) -- Matthew Utecht was playing catch with his son when he heard the squeal of brakes and a horrific crash "like nothing I've ever heard before."
Powerball drawing delayed when lottery official gets stuck in traffic
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A traffic jam kept Powerball players waiting for nearly two hours to see if they won the jackpot.
Tuchscherer, Steiger win titles
Paul Tuchscherer at No. 1 and Matt Steiger at No. 2 won singles titles in the Brainerd Warriors boys' tennis invitational Saturday.
Raiders repeat as state champions
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- For the second consecutive year, the Central Lakes College Raiders softball team proved they are the best in the state as they captured the Minnesota Community College Conference state championship in Thief River Falls.
Bees drop pair of Lakewood League games
The Brainerd Bees of the Lakewood League opened their season over the weekend by dropping two games.
Meschke shoots career-low 80
WADENA -- Ashley Meschke tied her career best, shooting an 80, as Pequot Lakes finished fourth Saturday in the Staples-Motley girls' golf invitational.
Staples-Motley boys eighth in True Team
BLAINE -- The Staples-Motey Cardinals boys' track and field team placed eighth in the Class 2A True Team state meet Saturday at the National Sports Center.
Pierz boys seventh, girls eighth in True Team
BLAINE -- Mark Poepping finished second in the 400-meter dash, third in the 200 and fourth in the 100, helping the Pierz Pioneers boys' track team finish seventh in the Class 1A True Team state meet Saturday.
Buckman's Robinson outduels Dan Rocheleau
PIERZ -- It was all pitching in the Buckman Billygoats' 1-0 Victory League East win over the Pierz Bulldogs Sunday.
Michael Schumacher beat Formula One leader Kimi Raikkonen in the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday for his third straight win and the 65th of his career, closing within two points of first place in the standings.
Twins edge White Sox to seize sole possession of first place
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In just three weeks, the Minnesota Twins have made quite a move.
Wild have personnel issues to confront in offseason
ST. PAUL (AP) -- It took a record-setting performance by one of the NHL's best goalies to end the Minnesota Wild's surprising season.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Showers and thunderstorms developing. Highs in the mid 60s northwest to near 80 southeast.
Wisconsin state forecast
Flood watch parts of northwest wisconsin today and tonight...
State forecast for Minnesota
today...Showers and thunderstorms...Ending across the west early this afternoon. Breezy north. Becoming windy south. Highs in the lower 50s northwest to around 70 southeast.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Windy and cooler. Scattered showers ending southeast this morning. Chance of showers north and west. Highs 50 to 60 with steady or slowly falling temperatures east.
Weather drawing by Jessi Dufour of Ms. Gramer's second grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Scattered morning showers. Skies clearing from the west in the afternoon. Highs in the 50s.
Brainerd Dispatch ©2013. All Rights Reserved.