Jessica McEwen, Nisswa, has been selected for Mortar Board, a national honor society recognizing students for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. She will be a senior this fall at the University of San Diego, and is majoring in biology.
Big changes at Lincoln
A new lush, grassy playground is one of the great things in store at Lincoln Elementary School in Brainerd.
Christopher Mrozek and Kristen Peterschick, Randall, a boy, Owen Michael, 8 pounds, 1 ounce, May 2, 2007.
Sundances last class
Sundance the reading dog has retired from helping Forestview fifth-graders read. Students threw her a retirement party on her last day.
On the right track
The new Brainerd Lakes BMX track at the Crow Wing Township Park in Barrows is near completion and will see its first action June 2.
State war memorial dedicated June 9
Memorial Day marks a grateful nation's memory of sacrifices by a few for the many.
WW II Memorial
-The World War II Memorial dedication is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 9 at the Minnesota State Capitol Mall with a dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. with 21-gun salute and echo taps. The event is free and open to everyone.
BAXTER - Area residents got a chance to honor area veterans at two weekend stagings of the ninth annual Freedom Celebration at Heritage Assembly of God Church in Baxter.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1987) - The average price of a gallon of gasoline should rise to a dollar a gallon this summer and $1.04 by next spring.
John A. Holtz
LITTLE FALLS - John A. Holtz, 81-year-old resident of Little Falls, formerly of Sobieski, Minn., passed away Saturday, May 26, 2007, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn.
Carl C. Stangl
LITTLE FALLS - Carl C. Stangl, 87-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., formerly of Pierz, Minn., passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2007, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
PIERZ - Edward Rastetter, 94-year-old resident of Pierz, Minn., died Saturday, May 26, 2007, at the Pierz Villa in Pierz, Minn.
Matt M. Stuckmayer
PIERZ - Matt M. Stuckmayer, 86-year-old resident of Pierz, Minn., passed away Sunday, May 27, 2007, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn.
Louis J. LaSart
CROSBY - Louis John LaSart, age 57, of Crosby, died May 26, 2007, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Virginia V. Jackson
MCGREGOR - Virginia Vivian Moose Jackson (Shawanigiizhigookwe), 63, McGregor, died Friday, May 25, 2007.
ELK RIVER - Maxine Larson, age 87, formerly of Brainerd, died Saturday, May 26, 2007, at the Guardian Angel Care Center in Elk River.
As the U.N. Security Councils latest deadline for Tehran to suspend uranium enrichment passed last week, U.N. inspectors reported that 2,100 centrifuges were operating or under construction at the Natanz plant, more than triple the number of three months ago. Iran is on track to reach its stated goal of 3,000 operating centrifuges by sometime this summer; a plant of that size, if used to produce highly enriched uranium, could supply enough for a bomb in about a year. While openly defying the Security Council, the mullahs have begun taking de facto American hostages. Five U.S.-Iranian citizens are now reported in detention, including Woodrow Wilson Center scholar Haleh Esfandiari, a leading advocate of dialogue between the United States and Iran.
Rocori's late-inning comeback foils Flyers
ST. CLOUD - The fourth-seeded Rocori Spartans scored two runs in the sixth inning to upset the top-seeded Little Falls Flyers 3-2 in the second round of the South Subsection 8-3A playoffs Saturday at Dick Putz Field.
IRA sprint cars put on a show at North Central Speedway
BARROWS - The Interstate Race Association Outlaw Sprint Series made its inaugural appearance at North Central Speedway and for the second consecutive Saturday weather changes had a big impact on the drivers and fans who huddled in chilly conditions.
Staples-Motley grad serves up success at St. Cloud State
Former Staples-Motley Cardinal Jacque Peterson had a stellar freshman season this spring as a member of the St. Cloud State women's tennis team.
Saints slip past Brainerd
BRAINERD - The Braves' Andy Johnson hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to pull within one run but Brainerd came up short, losing to the St. Wendel Saints 11-10 in Victory League baseball Sunday.
Warriors stumble in playoff opener
They got a solid pitching performance, scored the big runs and got the key hits when they needed them.
Bees fall 14-6 to St. Cloud Pesty's
The St. Cloud Pesty's baseball team proved to be just that as it beat the Brainerd Bees 14-6 in a Lakewood League game Saturday at Mills Field in Brainerd.
Putz, Coolidge win alcohol classes at BIR
In final day of racing at Brainerd International Raceway's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, Richard Putz took the win in Top Alcohol Dragster and Hank Coolidge grabbed the Top Alcohol Funny Car win. It was the first win of the season for both drivers.
The Nation's Weather
Early morning thunderstorms are expected to hit the Northeast on Monday, bringing strong winds and hail to the southern shores of Lakes Erie and Ontario early morning.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Isolated light showers southwest. Highs in the 70s. Cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy and breezy. A slight chance for thunderstorms in the morning northwest...Then thunderstorms becoming likely west in the afternoon with a chance central. Highs mainly in the 80s...With 70 to 75 northwest.
State forecast for Minnesota
...Frost advisory in effect through 8 am northeast...
Weather drawing by Tristan Brecht of Mrs. Surmas third-grade class at Baxter school.
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