Quick pit stop gives Kenseth pole
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Matt Kenseth had no time to rest.
McCook heads to McJapan
Kevin Cook started his career on the McDonald's crew in Brainerd in 1978.
AITKIN - Debra Barber-Middleton, master of science in nursing and certified family nurse practitioner, joined Riverwood Healthcare Center.
Sears is moving north on 371
Sears is moving.
Brainerd High School names students of semester
The following students have been named students of the semester at Brainerd High School:
Memorial Day weekend is coming, and that means Tim Mahoney is ready to rock a local joint -this time, Breezy Points Commander Bar.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
Meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday
These recalls were issued this week from May 13 to May 17 by various Federal and State agencies.
AITKIN - The State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle accident at 4:04 p.m. Friday on Highway 210 and County State Aid Highway 5 in Aitkin County.
Meets 9:30 a.m. Tuesday
For a Brainerd area woman, life as an over-the-road truck driver is a wonderful adventure. And she drives a pink semi.
To say that the Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Contest is a monumental tribute to a group of young men and women who join together to provide community service while learning business leadership skills is a very mild statement. An organization that started with an amazing idea and turned it into the premier ice fishing event in the world is truly phenomenal. This event has received coverage in many types of media worldwide including Field and Stream Magazine, National Geographic, and the Smithsonian. Locally, we cannot ignore the impact this event has had on our community. It encompasses many different groups of volunteers besides the Jaycees and develops a true sense of community. It contributes an unbelievable amount to local charities. The Program at Camp Confidence has been the recipient of over a million dollars that has helped to assure that Campers with developmental disabilities continue to learn and grow in the great outdoors in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Thank you Jaycees for being the catalyst that has made this happen. The Ice Fishing Tournament has made the area a premier winter destination for not only Minnesotans, but people from many different areas. The Campers at Confidence Learning Center just represent a small portion of the people who should be proud of the Brainerd Jaycees.
Meeting their match
Some people meet and it's love at first sight. For others, they have help by being set up with a prospective partner.
Annie is waiting for you to step up and volunteer
There is no time of the year where change is more apparent than the springtime. Flowers blooming, trees greening up, grass growing and increased traffic are just some of the signs. Sometimes the changes that occur in the Kinship Partner kids aren't quite that noticeable, until we take a closer look at them.
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1967) - A fundraising effort to send veterans of the Bataan conflict in World War II back there for memorial services has been launched here. The effort is being supported by American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
BACKUS - The Frankie Lamb Band, playing classic country western and pop, old time and swing, will appear from 2-6 p.m. May 27 at the Backus American Legion.
On behalf of Bay Lake Lions Charities, Inc., I would like to thank the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza for the generous contribution to our Mobility Bus program. The Mobility Bus is manned daily by volunteers from Bay Lakes Area Lions and the Deerwood Lakes Lions. The bus brings the aged and handicapped to necessary appointments in the eastern Brainerd Lakes area.
Jesse H. Nix
Cheers to 'Jinx'
CROSBY - Heads uniformly swivel toward the front door when a newcomer walks into the Crosby Bar.
PILLAGER - A 56-year-old Pillager man suffered minor injuries after the Harley Davidson motorcycle he was driving struck a deer Thursday on County State Aid Highway 1, two miles north of Highway 210 near Pillager in Cass County, the State Patrol reported.
'We are in desperate need of volunteers'
Penny Goff, a St. Cloud woman who has had a tough six years, is coming to Baxter and needs help.
Highway 210 construction project continues in Brainerd
The Highway 210 construction project continues in Brainerd.
District 5 countdown
Voters in Crow Wing County District 5 have a decision in their future.
Bob (Robert Wencell) Novak
A candidate forum for the Crow Wing County District 5 seat is planned Tuesday in Crosby sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber and the Cuyuna Range Chamber.
Crow Wing County District 5 polling places and hours for Thursday's special primary election include:
BAXTER - Gladys Johnson, 86, Baxter, passed away Friday, May 18, 2007, at her home in Baxter.
Galen W. Gustafson
ST. CLOUD - Galen W. Gustafson, age 68, of St. Cloud, formerly of Staples, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at the St. Cloud Veteran's Hospital. A memorial service is planned for Thursday, May 24, at 3 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples with Father Peter Kirchner officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at the Bridgeman Cemetery.
Bernice L. Anderson
Bernice L. Anderson, 87, of Brainerd/Baxter, died at Diamond Willow Assisted Living Friday, May 18, 2007.
William 'Bill' C. Fort
CHISHOLM - A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2007, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Chisholm with Father Jon Wild celebrating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2007, at Rupp Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Chisholm where there will be a Knights of Columbus rosary at 8 p.m. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the Mass at the church on Monday. Inurnment will follow in Chisholm Cemetery.
George K. Sycks
Dec. 4, 1917 - May 17, 2007
Gerald 'Jerry' Ingraham
TUCSON, Ariz. - Gerald "Jerry" Ingraham, 70, died May 3, 2007, in Tucson, Ariz. He was born to John and Virginia Ingraham and raised in Pine River. He served four years in the Navy. He lived in Brainerd, worked as a long haul and local truck driver. He lived in Tucson, Ariz., for 20 years then lived in St. David, Ariz., for 18 years.
David A. Bear
David Albert Bear, 77, of Brainerd, passed away April 23, 2007, in Tucson, Ariz. He was born May 12, 1929, in St. Paul to George and Elsa Bear.
Ethel I. Yaunick
MAPLE GROVE TOWNSHIP - Ethel Ida Yaunick, age 69, resident of Maple Grove Township, died Thursday, May 17, 2007, at her home. Ethel was born July 2, 1937, in Onamia to Andrew and Edith (Renstrom) Johnson. She married Leon B. Yaunick July 20, 1957, in Onamia. She had been employed by the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center, Frank's Super Valu in Garrison, National Foods and Super Valu in Brainerd and was currently employed by Grand Casino Mille Lacs.
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School bus drivers deserve respect
In response to crazy bus drivers (Vox Pop, May 3), I drive school bus for two different school districts and this article just infuriates me!
Endorsement letter deadline is Monday morning
The deadline for endorsement letters in the District 5 Crow Wing County Board race is 8 a.m. Monday. All endorsement letters must be 50 words or less.
Improving public health
As the Legislature approaches Monday's deadline for adjournment opinions are mixed regarding whether they will finish on time. Heading into the final weekend before the scheduled adjournment there are still an awful lot of unresolved questions.
Bob Olson and his cronies can keep up the noise all they want bashing the mayor. There's a reason, Mr. Olson, that Brainerd citizens didn't elect you mayor last fall. For all your years of bullying on the council, a vast majority of the people you claim to serve have seen through your bull.
The 24th annual Confidence Learning Center Fishing Classic is scheduled for June 16. Entry fee is $175 per angler. The fee includes fishing, two dinners, lunch, shirt and bag. More than $10,000 in door prizes will be handed out.
A lake untouched by development
The photos on this page are unremarkable but for the fact that they were taken on a lake in Crow Wing County.
Wanted: reader reports of red-necked grebes in the lakes area
I'm on a mission, along with Pam Perry, my friend and colleague, to locate the red-necked grebe. We need your help.
Slip bobbers are prime spring tactic
Northwoods guide Greg Bohn has a remedy for catching lethargic walleyes in cold water in early spring. Lures and jigs can pick up an active fish or two, but slip bobbers dangle live bait in front of walleyes and can produce massive catches.
So far so good with Dauntless
How do you like it?
Jennifer Emerson and Jacob Niggeler
Jennifer Emerson and Jacob Niggeler announce their engagement. Parents are Keith and Susan Emerson, Brainerd, and Joseph and Donna Niggeler, Brainerd. An Oct. 20 wedding is planned at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd. A reception will follow at The Lodge of Brainerd Lakes in Baxter.
Fields five generations
Five generations recently gathered were Ava Fields, daughter; Joshua Fields, father; Debbie Fields, grandmother; Nancy Austad, great-grandmother; and Donald and Evelyn Caughey, great-great-grandparents, all from the Brainerd area.
MARK AND CORRINA ROUX
Corrina Endrizzi and Mark Roux were married on March 11, 2007, at the groom's parents' home with Pastor Lisa Shank officiating, while the groom was home on leave from Iraq.
Tara Thompson and Dan Blonigen
Tara Thompson and Dan Blonigen announce their engagement. Parents are Tom and Kathy Thompson, Brainerd, and Roman and Mary Blonigen, Sauk Rapids. A Sept. 8 wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Donald and Janet (Bisson) Norr
Donald and Janet (Bisson) Norr, Virginia, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. June 9 in the Washington Manor Community Room, 801 9th Street North, in Virginia. They were married June 8, 1957, in Brainerd. Those interested in mailing a card can send them to Don and Jan Norr, Washington Manor, 801 9th St. North, Virginia, MN 55792.
Ginna and David Kneeland
Ginna and David Kneeland will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with their family at their son Mike's home in Deerwood. They were married May 21, 1942, in Eggertsville, N.Y.
ROBERT AND KARI HOULE
Kari McLain and Robert Houle were married Oct. 14, 2006, at St. Mary's Church in Little Falls with Father Nick Landsberger officiating.
Krista Jonsten and Chris Scanlan
Krista Jonsten and Chris Scanlan announce their engagement. Parents are Cindy and Ron Dorr, Bemidji, and Jim and Flavia Jonsten, Sebring, Fla., and Marci and Pat Plemel, Bemidji, and Pete Scanlan, Northome. A July 7 wedding is planned at 2 p.m. at Evangelical Covenant Church of Bemidji with a dance reception at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express.
Paige Koch and Dallas Moorhouse
Paige Koch and Dallas Moorhouse announce their engagement. Parents are Melissa Pierson and Brian Koch and Susan Swenson and the late Jerry Moorhouse. An Aug. 11 wedding is planned at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with a reception at the Whitefish Lodge and Suites.
Leah Cathleen Green and Robert Alan Gagne
Leah Cathleen Green and Robert Alan Gagne announce their engagement. Parents are Douglas and Marge Green, Brainerd, and Dave and Lois Gagne, Pequot Lakes. A June 8 wedding is planned at Lakewood Evangelical Church.
Richard and Junice Winkelman
Richard and Junice Winkelman, Pequot Lakes, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their family on May 24. They were married May 24, 1947, in Pequot Lakes.
Bell medals, Pierz third
SPICER - Pierz junior Robert Bell heads into the postseason on a winning note as he shot 68 Friday for medalist honors in the 10th annual New London-Spicer boys' golf invite at the Little Crow Country Club.
Sturm finishes second in overall Semi-Pro points
Colton Sturm of Nisswa had an exceptional season in the WSA Hillcross series this winter.
Sour Grapes Half and Half June 9
The sixth annual Sour Grapes Half and Half is scheduled June 9 at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.
Monroe outhits Raiders at nationals
The Monroe Community College softball team entered the NJCAA Division III national fast-pitch softball tournament as the No. 1 ranked team and owners of a 48-2 record.
Bart blows by batters
The more Nicole Bart pitches, the less opponents are hitting those pitches.
S-M Cardinals advance to semis
STAPLES - Sara Dezell hit a double, Brittany Miller singled and Hannah Wagner tripled to fuel a three-run sixth inning leading the third-seeded Staples-Motley Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over No. 6 Sauk Centre Friday in the Subsection 19, 6-2A quarterfinals.
Jordan Sherwood heading to Wyoming
Jordan Sherwood of Pine River received an invitation to next year's Jackson Hole, Wyo., hill climb by winning the season points championship in the Jackson-X class of the WSA Hillcross series.
Bartella powers Pequot
PEQUOT LAKES - Matt Bartella was 2-for-4 with two home runs and six RBIs to lead the Pequot Lakes Patriots to a 12-2 game one victory over the Staples-Motley Cardinals in Mid-State Conference baseball Friday.
Hasselberg, Cardinals second in Mid-State
WADENA - Staples-Motley's Cydney Hasselberg shot a 2-over-par 38 on the back nine of the Whitetail Run golf course to score a second-place 83 and lead the Cardinals to second Friday during the Mid-State Conference girls' golf championship.
Otremba's play propels Flyers
Behind the plate or beside it, Matt Otremba has played his role well for the Little Falls Flyers.
Get ready for skating
All the Baxterinline Marathon wants is a permanent place to skate.
Central Lakes College will host baseball camps this summer for youth ages 9 through 14.
Lumberjacks snap Warriors' 12-game win streak
It's not the ideal way the Brainerd Warriors wanted to head into the North Subsection 8-3A softball playoffs.
When: 7:30 a.m. June 9, rain or shine
'The Tube' fades to black
Just about 10 years ago, Bob Myers, a senior engineer for the Hewlett-Packard Co., wrote a paper called The End of the CRT?
Latest, greatest in TV
Remember when buying a television was easy?
Software helps retailers make sure price is right
A large retail chain had a problem. It sold three similar power drills: one for about $90, a purportedly better one at $120 and a top-tier one at $130. The higher the price, the more the store profited.
Speedy laptop repair a priority at giant Geek Squad center in rural Kentucky
HILLVIEW, Ky. (AP) - The nations top electronics retailer didnt pick Silicon Valley, India or another high-tech hub to build its hospital for personal computers. It chose the Kentucky countryside, known more for race horses and bourbon distilleries than geeks and microprocessors.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms north and central. Partly sunny and warmer south. Highs in the lower 60s far north to lower 80s south. Tonight...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 30s far north to lower 50s southwest. Sunday...Partly to mostly cloudy and cool. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms south and west. Partly sunny northeast. Highs in the 50s east half and 60s west half. Cooler near the great lakes. Sunday night...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms north. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms south. Lows in the mid to upper 30s far north to lower 50s far southwest.
The Nation's Weather
Low-pressure systems moving along the East Coast were expected to bring significant rain to the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast on Saturday. Minor coastal flooding was possible in northern New England.
Swinging into spring
Weather drawing by Gabriella Haire of Mr. Meyers fourth-grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms all
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly sunny. Highs 75 to 85.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Cloudy this morning...And partly sunny this afternoon.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly sunny. Lingering showers and thunderstorms ending northeast this morning. Scattered thunderstorms developing south through east this afternoon. Highs from near 70 far north...To the mid 80s south. Tonight...Mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Patchy late night fog northwest. Lows in the 50s...With some lower 60s south.
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