The Brainerd Lakes Health system announced Sheila Wing, registered nurse, accepted the director position for the Emergency Department and Wound Care at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
THEFT - Robert Knecht, 14,000 block of County 10, Thursday reported theft of tractor parts.
Firefighters respond to motorcycle crash
The Brainerd Fire Department assisted at the scene of a motorcycle-vehicle crash Friday.
Two remain critical, others are released
Two men remain in critical condition following Memorial Day weekend crashes.
Brainerd City Council
Jarrod and Farrah McKinney, East Gull Lake, a boy, Tripp Ronin, 7 pounds, 10.5 ounces, May 5, 2009. Grandparents are Robert and Connie McKinney, Brainerd, and Greg and Nancy Slad, Nisswa. Great-grandparents are Lurline Newman, Brainerd, Gladys Merrill, Carlton, and Beverly McKee, Gower, Mo.
YMCA's new fitness schedule for June
The Brainerd Family YMCA has a new fitness schedule for June: Belly Dancing Tuesday, 6:40-7:25 p.m.; Boot Camp Tuesday, 5:45-6:30 a.m.; Yoga Mix Monday, 5:45-6:45 a.m.; Cycle Fusion, 7:40-8:25 a.m.; Outdoor Boot Camp on Tuesday, 8:25-9:25 a.m. and Wednesday, 5:25-6:25 p.m.; Group Cycle Monday, 5:45-6:45 or 7:15 a.m. (cyclists' choice of ending time) and Group Power Thursday, 6:45-7:45 p.m.
Cass County Board of Commissioners
Brett enjoys outdoor activities
We just added another young man to our waiting list this month. Like many of the other boys on the list, Brett needs a positive male role model in his life who enjoys outdoor activities and is willing to give just a couple hours a week.
I would like to express my appreciation to all those who took part in the Brainerd Warrior Baseball Alumni Day on May 14. The entire concept was the brain-child of Dan Anderson, class of 1992. He enlisted help from Ray Austin, Mike Bialka, John Backlund and Colin MacDonald and things started to take shape. All in all, it was a special day for me, and I hope, for everyone involved.
In a May 15 housing brief, the name of Katie McCarthy Lee of Edina Realty was incorrect. The brief incorrectly listed her name as Kathy rather than Katie.
Pillager's 100th graduating class
Graduating Pillager High School students presented roses to their parents Friday during the commencement ceremony. The class of 2009 was the 100th graduating class from Pillager. Brainerd Dispatch/ Kelly Humphrey
Economics upturn at LF
LITTLE FALLS - The Little Falls economics team had one goal: To become one of four finalist teams to make it to the 2009 National Economics Challenge in New York City May 18.
I was thinking, 'New York, baby.'
This was Brainerd
MAY 31 - 40 years ago (1969) - A 12-year-old Minneapolis boy was killed and a 6-year-old was critically injured in a two-car accident on Highway 169 near Garrison. Seven others were hurt in that accident, plus four more in other area accidents over Memorial Day.
SALT of the Earth and Cuyuna Range
CROSBY - Take students from two metro-area high schools, add students from Crosby-Ironton High School and what do you get?
LF man who fled deputies arraigned in Brainerd
The 22-year-old Little Falls man who led Crow Wing County deputies on a chase Thursday has a history of harassment, law officials said.
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Douglas L. Mulroy Sr.
Douglas L. Mulroy Sr., 66, Brainerd, died Thursday May 28, 2009, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village. He was born on May 28, 1943, in Wahpeton, N.D., to Sylvester "Bud" and Irene (Peterson) Mulroy.
Leora J. 'Chick' Wynn
IRONTON - Leora J. "Chick" Wynn, age 65, of Ironton, died on May 28, 2009, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
ONAMIA - Margaret Hill, 80-year-old resident of Onamia, Minn., passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. Funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2009, at the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Community Center on the Mille Lacs Reservation. Burial will be in the Vineland Burial Grounds. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2009, at the Mille Lacs Band Community Center. Arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Onamia, Minn.
Allyn H. Nelson
Allyn H. Nelson, age 80, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009. Services are planned for Monday, June 1, at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour preceding the service at Park United Methodist Church with Pastors Rory Swenson and Truman R. Stehr officiating. Inurnment will be at Fort Snelling.
Brian L. Noe Sr.
RANDALL - Brian L. Noe Sr., age 64, of Randall, Minn. passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn.
Alice A. Smude
PINE CENTER - Alice Anna Smude, age 81, resident of Pine Center, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Edgewood Vista Senior Living in Brainerd. Alice was born in Lastrup, Minn., to George and Anna (Held) Tretter on April 25, 1928. She married Alex (Butch) Smude on April 15, 1947. Alice is the mother of 10 children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Since President Nixon launched Project Independence to liberate us from foreign oil imports, most American presidents have proclaimed our need for energy independence. George W. Bush sharpened the tone when he proclaimed in his 2006 State of the Union address that we were addicted to oil.
Congratulations to Brainerd Public Schools for its recent A-plus rating on financial management as awarded by Standard and Poors, a nationally accredited investment in money management analyst firm. Sometimes we don't realize what we have within our own community and we let a few naysayers paint a gloomy picture when things are actually pretty good.
OUR OPINION: SAFETY
Minnesota's Memorial Day traffic death toll of 12 was the highest since 1996, when 13 died, and all to close to the record of 1972 when 16 died.
The Walmart FLW Walleye League Minnesota Division will stage its second tournament of the season June 6 on Leech Lake in Walker.
Outing a much-needed feather in the cap
The fishing season is well under way and the turkey totes will soon be put away (as soon as I have time).
Of paddles and pelts
Paul Roth paused, but only briefly, when asked of the allure of Crow Wing State Park in a conversation last summer during Minnesota's year-long sesquicentennial celebration.
Matt & Amy Holbrook
Matt and Amy Holbrook were married on April 15, 2009 at Mount Olivet Church, Minneapolis, Mn. Parents are Kelvin and Bev Kittelson, Brainerd and Tom and Lynn Holbrook Brainerd.
Katherine Jansma and Matthew Anthony announce their engagement. Parents are Brian and Deborah Jansma, Baxter and Richard and Pam Anthony, Richmond, VA. A June 20 weeding is planned.
Chuck and Barbara Watson of Baxter celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on May 21. They were married on May 21, 1949 in Glencoe, MN.
Recently gathered where Eli Wippler, Son; Gina Wippler, Mother; Mick Toumi, Grandfather; Ethel Toumi, Great Grandmother
Ken and Jan Herd will celebrate their 50th Anniversary with an Open House Saturday, June 7th, from 1-4pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Kenneth C. and Doris A. Micko celebrated their 65th Anniversary. They were married in St. Paul on May 27, 1944 at St Michael's Catholic Church.
Lunkers get first victory
ST. CLOUD - The Brainerd Lunkers earned their first franchise win as Taylor Babich threw six solid innings, riddling the St. Cloud River Bats into numerous ground ball outs en route to a 4-0 win Friday.
Marcy makes noise with bat for Huskies
Baseball is a numbers game and Nicole Marcy put up some numbers this season.
Singling out another Peterson from S-M
Jordan Peterson is keeping the legacy alive.
'The reasons I like Harmon Killebrew ...'
People sometimes think sports writing is all fun and games, go to events, talk to coaches and athletes, do it all over again the next day.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs 73 to 83.
The perfect day
Weather drawing by Madison Holm of Mrs. Gessell's first-grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s northeast to the lower
State forecast for Wisconsin
Freeze watches warnings and advisories in effect late tonight for portions of northern wisconsin...
State forecast for Minnesota
Frost advisory northeast late tonight...
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly sunny central and east. Becoming partly cloudy west with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms extreme west. Highs from the lower 70s far northeast...To the mid 80s south central and southwest.
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