Katie Baratto, daughter of Jim and DeAnna Baratto, Breezy Point, graduated from the University of Minnesota-St. Paul with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. She will practice at the Garrison Animal Hospital with a focus on small animals and exotics. She is a 2000 graduate of Crosby-Ironton High School.
This was Brainerd
MAY 26 - 40 years ago (1968) - The South Long Lake Farm Bureau met on May 9 at which time the Lemon Chiffon Cake Bakery Contest was held. Winners in the contest were Mrs. Alvin Bordell, first prize, Mrs. Bud Sedlachek, second prize, and Mrs. Bert Johnson, third.
"It's almost like I'm in dreamland."
Caretaker for heroes
CAMP RIPLEY - Just out of high school in Casper, Wyo., David Swantek took a summer mowing job at the state's veterans cemetery.
Indoors or out, it's still the day to honor nation's veterans
CAMP RIPLEY - The show must go on.
Mable V. Coleman
AITKIN - Mable V. Coleman, 98, of Aitkin, died Friday, May 23, 2008, at Aicota Health Care Center, Aitkin.
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Collette M. Stockler
PRINCETON - Collette M. (Stumpf) Stockler, 59-year-old resident of Princeton, Minn., formerly of Lastrup, Minn., passed away Sunday, May 25, at her home in Princeton, Minn.
Charles W. Ahrens
BAXTER - Charles W. Ahrens, age 86, of Baxter, died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Alice A. Ridlon
LITTLE FALLS - Alice A. Ridlon, 95-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Saturday, May 24, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, Minn.
Louise I. Anderson
CROSBY - Louise I. (Soggie) Anderson, 86, passed away May 24, 2008, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby, Minn., where she has been a resident since January, 2005.
Not backing Clinton? It's not sexism
People over the past few weeks have stopped debating who is going to win the Democratic presidential nomination. And Tuesday, Barack Obama clinched a majority of pledged delegates, despite Hillary Rodham Clinton's lopsided wins in West Virginia last week and in Kentucky this week.
OTHER OPINION: Shoreline rules
From 1954-1982, the number of structures on lakes across Minnesota increased by 164 percent.
Speaking up for eloquence
May I offer a few words in defense of eloquence? You wouldn't think that eloquence is the sort of thing that needs defending, but it has taken some hits during the presidential primaries. Other sorts of speaking skills went pretty much uncriticized.
Pierz Brewers get first two wins of season
PIERZ - After picking up their first win of the season Saturday, the Pierz Brewers made it 2-for-2 on the weekend as they defeated the Cuyuna Ranger Miners 11-4 Sunday.
Bees win pair over weekend
The Brainerd Bees improved to 5-1 with a 7-4 Class B amateur baseball victory over Litchfield Sunday.
Harker, Anderson win in Brainerd
Diana Harker and Paul Anderson led the winner's at this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event presented by Grand Casino at Brainerd International Raceway.
AHS advances, eliminates C-I
AITKIN - Kyle Hoffman finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and Billy Cluff came on in relief to pitch the Aitkin Gobblers to a 5-4 eight inning victory over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers in Saturday's Subsection 1, Section 7-2A play in game.
State forecast for Iowa
Flash flood watch until noon for portions of central and southern
Wisconsin state forecast
Freeze watch for far northwest wisconsin later tonight...
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Cloudy in the morning with decreasing clouds this
Weather drawing by Sam Larson of Mrs. Meyer's third-grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly cloudy. Showers becoming likely southwest and chance of showers remainder of west. Cooler with highs from the 50s north and west to the 60s southeast.
State forecast for Minnesota
Freeze watch northeast midnight tonight to 7 am cdt tuesday...
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