A St. Cloud man was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Sept. 22 robbery of the Pine Country Bank in Bowlus, the U.S. attorney's office said in a news release.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a gas line cut at South Seventh Street and Pine Street in Brainerd a little after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
HACKENSACK -- The Hackensack Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the city of Hackensack and the Northwoods Arts Council, are hosting a contest for a new Hackensack emblem to represent Hackensack and local organizations.
Poland joins CLC Foundation board
Dr. Jerome Poland of Deerwood joined the board of directors of the Central Lakes College Foundation.
Cass seeks support to dedicate county-managed lands as part of Camp Ripley buffer zone
WALKER -- Land Commissioner Norm Moody obtained Cass County Board approval Tuesday to seek support from four townships and two cities for the county board to dedicate southern Cass County managed lands as part of the Camp Ripley buffer zone.
Eight students to seek Miss Brainerd Lakes title
Eight young women from the Brainerd lakes area will compete in the 2004 Miss Brainerd Lakes Scholarship Pageant.
Cass County to begin 2005 budget process
WALKER -- Cass County Board set a special meeting for 1 p.m. June 17 at the courthouse to look at potential county building project needs and begin the 2005 budget process with the budget committee.
She helps herself by helping others
Sometimes the best medicine is helping others.
Volunteers help clean up Confidence Learning Center
Volunteers from Camp Sertoma, Noon Sertoma, RSVP and the Americorp team from Denver recently ventured to Confidence Learning Center to help with the annual cleanup.
Cass Board hears report about Camp Ripley environmental projects
WALKER -- Marty Skoglund, Camp Ripley environmental supervisor, outlined Tuesday for Cass County commissioners some of the environmental projects the camp conducts.
Cass accepts grant for cyber-security
WALKER -- Cass County Board authorized Management Information Systems Director Tim Richardson Tuesday to accept a $32,255 Minnesota Department of Public Safety Homeland Security grant for cyber-security equipment and training.
Pawlenty deletes Walker amendment from state liquor regulations
WALKER -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty used his line-item veto power this weekend to delete the clause amendment from state liquor regulations, which would have permitted the city of Walker to continue to operate the municipal liquor store in its new location near the Cass County Jail.
Cass board asks administrator to research health care services
WALKER -- Cass County Board authorized Administrator Robert Yochum Tuesday to find out what it will cost to develop cost estimates and an action plan to provide health care services in central Cass County.
Crow Wing officials remind residents of phosphorous ban
The lack of sunshine and springtime temperatures are not getting people in the mood for lawn care, landscaping and gardening.
PEQUOT LAKES -- An open house for retiring Pequot Lakes Superintendent Jim Oraskovich is planned 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the elementary cafeteria at Pequot Lakes School.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 1 20 years ago (1984) - Kerry Lammi of Brainerd, with a time of 35 minutes, 22 seconds, won the YMCA Pepsi Challenge 10 Kilometer Run Saturday. Behind Lammi were Tom Martin and Rick Kummet of Brainerd.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 2 - 100 years ago (1904) - A good class of 20 young people graduated from Brainerd High School. Some excellent papers were read by members of the class. The Opera House was packed.
Cold, rainy May at least puts damper on drought concerns
Unseasonably cool and cloudy weather has helped calm drought concerns, at least temporarily.
Council awards road project to Tom's Backhoe
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council Tuesday awarded a Brainerd company a $3.5 million road contract for the 2004 Inglewood Drive and Clearwater Road area improvement project, but not before council members questioned whether the company could accomplish the job.
Memorial Day: Good time for a powwow
ONAMIA -- Memorial Day is a day to recognize and honor veterans.
Fitness foundation goes Chapter 11
The Brainerd School District may be out $176,300 from the National School Fitness Foundation.
Retirement settlement on Gallant is set
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council Tuesday approved its retirement settlement with Baxter Police Chief Robbi Gallant, whose last day on the job was Friday.
Skateboarding is cool -- really
Adam Stange, 8, skateboarded at Jaycees' Park in Brainerd Tuesday evening. The cool weather and cloudy conditions continued after a rainy Memorial Day weekend.
Coleman to host session on housing in Brainerd Friday
Sen. Norm Coleman will be in Brainerd Friday for a roundtable discussion on how the lakes area is responding to housing challenges in a time of high growth and development.
"I think it's a great job for me. It fits me perfect. I work all day. Play golf in the afternoon and then go fishing at night."
Valeria 'Val' M. Eckardt
BACKUS -- Valeria "Val" M. Eckardt, age 87, died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at her home in Backus. Arrangements pending with Willim-Northland Funeral Home in Pine River.
PIERZ -- Lorene Ross, 88, Pierz, died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Chester W. Wallace
LAKE SHORE -- Chester W. Wallace, age 89, Lake Shore, died Saturday, May 29, 2004, at his residence. Arrangements are with the Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd.
Marshall 'Chap' Darkenwald
WIMBLEDON, N.D. -- Marshall J. "Chap" Darkenwald, 89, Wimbledon, N.D., died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown, N.D.
Rev. Roberta Ann Johnson
Rev. Roberta "Bobbie" Ann Johnson, 67, Brainerd, died Friday, May 28, 2004, at the Greater Staples Care Center.
Lorene C. Ross
PIERZ -- Lorene Catherine (Tembreull) Ross, age 88, a resident of Pierz, Minn., passed away Sunday, May 30, 2004, at St. Gabriel's Hospital.
Lisa B. (Dryburgh) Killian
STAPLES -- Lisa Beth (Dryburgh) Killian, age 37, of Staples, died Monday, May 31, 2004, at Lakewood Health System in Staples. Funeral services will be Friday morning, June 4, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, Staples, with Pastor Stephen Sveom officiating. Friends may call on Thursday evening from 4-8 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery in Philbrook.
Susan E. Thon
CARVER -- Susan Elaine Thon, age 53, of Carver, passed away on May 29, 2004. Susie's battle with cancer was courageous and she was an inspiration to all who she came into contact with. She was born May 15, 1951, to Palmer and Dorothy (Ulve) Leegaard. She married George Thon of Carver on Aug. 16, 2003, at their home in Carver. She was a work release case worker for the Department of Corrections.
Jerry Lee Quenzer, 27, Brainerd, died in an automobile accident Friday, May 28, 2004, on his way to work.
BLOOMINGTON -- Cecil Banks, 64, Bloomington, died May 29, 2004, surrounded by his family. Preceded in death by parents, Noah and Ada Banks, brothers Charles, Chester and Coy, sister-in-law Helen.
PIERZ -- Victor Boser, age 84, of Pierz, Minn., passed away Monday, May 31, 2004, at the Pierz Villa in Pierz, Minn. Funeral services are pending with the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz, Minn.
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Chester W. Wallace
LAKE SHORE -- Chester W. Wallace, age 89, of Lake Shore, died Saturday, May 29, 2004, at his residence. He was born on June 14, 1914, in Chicago, to Chester W. and Marion (Mays) Wallace. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II as a lineman in the Philippine Islands. He attained the rank of staff sergeant and was awarded two Bronze Stars for his service. He was married to Inga (Meelberg) Wallace for more than 60 years.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Donna Schmidt, age 74, of Pequot Lakes, passed away Friday, May 28, 2004, at her home. Born Oct. 31, 1929, in Pine River, to Emery and Irene Fick. She married Claude Schmidt on June 19, 1964. Donna was very active in the Pequot Lakes and Pine River American Legion Clubs. She is survived by her husband, Claude; children, Sparky Gardner (Gail); Vicki Yalowizer (Dave); Kathy Gardner; Steve Schmidt (Brenda); Scott Schmidt (Tracy) and Teri Schmidt; two sisters, Mary Tallockson, Betty Diedrich; two brothers, Don Fick, Lynn Fick. Nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her parents; one son, Lonnie; and a brother, Kenneth, died earlier. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at Kline Funeral Home in Pine River. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Arrangements Kline Funeral Home Pine River.
OTHER OPINION: CHEMICALS
The Pentagon has confirmed that traces of the nerve agent sarin were detected in an Iraqi artillery shell that was found and detonated in Baghdad on May 15. To suggest that this discovery proves the Bush administration was right to go to war against Saddam Hussein is close to ludicrous.
Editorial board members
Editorial board members
Isolationists and peace activists take a deep breath. I receive the VFW magazine each month. One May issue headline reads "U.S. Building Permanent Iraq Bases" (Page 10). This was even a surprise to an old hawk like me. It explained the U.S. Army engineers plan to build 14 bases at Baghdad, Mosul, Taji, Balad, Kirkuk, as well as in areas near Nasiriyah, Tikrit, Fallujah, Irbil and Kirkuk.
Beyond what Bill Cosby said
WASHINGTON -- Bill Cosby is a beloved icon. So it gave me no pleasure to follow him to the stage at Constitution Hall on May 17, the 50th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, after listening to his remarks.
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VICTORY LEAGUE BASEBALL
BUCKMAN -- Jon Czech hit a two-run homer and Nate Olson was 4-for-5 with a double and four RBI as Sobieski pounded out 17 hits to upend the Buckman Billygoats 14-8 Monday in Victory League amateur baseball.
T-ball, softball mini-camp this weekend
A T-ball/softball mini-camp is scheduled at Mission Park June 7-11 to help students work on individual skills and team play.
Cards, Grieme return to state
FERGUS FALLS -- Isaac Landecker shot even-par 72 to win the Section 6, Class 1A individual crown and lead the Staples-Motley Cardinals back to the state boys' golf tournament.
Steiger's season, career come to an end
ALEXANDRIA -- Matt Steiger's march through the Section 8, Class 2A boys individual tennis tournament came to an abrupt end as the Brainerd Warrior fell to Michael Engdahl of St. Cloud Tech 6-0, 6-2 Tuesday, capping an outstanding career by Steiger.
In less than desirable conditions, Brainerd Warrior boys' golfer Jared Hoppe excelled.
Lucas Oil race at BIR this weekend
Brainerd International Raceway will host a round of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Friday through Sunday.
Lumberjacks knock out Warriors
BEMIDJI -- The second-seeded Brainerd Warriors finished their softball season tied with the most wins in program history, but couldn't add to the total losing to top-seeded Bemidji 3-1 in the championship of the North Subsection 8, Class 3A tournament Tuesday.
The cost is $75 per person for four person teams. That includes 18 holes of golf, cart and meal at Zigs. The tournament has a capacity of 36 teams so register soon.
Two Wolverines win in opening round
LITCHFIELD -- Daniel Smith of Wadena-Deer Creek won an opening round match and the doubles teams of Matt Edin-Charlie Hoemberg (S-M) and Andrew Knutson-Tyler Pederson (W-DC) also won their opening round matches at the Section 6, Class 1A individual tennis tournament Tuesday.
Get back to the basics of putting
How often do you three or four putt a green during your round of golf?
Aitkin's Janzen, Hallberg have chance at history
Adam Janzen (left) and Brian Hallberg of Aitkin will play for a spot in the state tournament Wednesday.
Athletics and Jack Wawro were synonymous in his hometown of Ironwood in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
WARRIOR BASEBALL NOTEBOOK
One of three teams will have to beat the Brainerd Warriors twice to win the North Subsection 8, Class 3A baseball title.
BEMIDJI -- The top-seeded Bemidji Lumberjacks blanked the No. 2 Brainerd Warriors 3-0 in the winners' bracket game of the North Subsection 8, Class 3A softball tournament Monday.
BHS wins in final at-bat
The Brainerd Warriors were down to their last three strikes when Morgan Shepherd strolled up to the plate at Adamson Field.
Upcoming sporting events
FERGUS FALLS -- The Brainerd Warriors shot a 394 in the final round of the Section 8, Class 2A girls' golf tournament Monday at Thumper Pond to finish sixth overall.
Wolverines claw past Breckenridge
WADENA -- Wadena-Deer Creek's Tyler Neu went 2-for-2 with a double and one RBI and teammate Matt Sweere went 2-4 with a double in a 5-4 Wolverines victory over the Breckenridge Cowboys in the Subsection 19, Section 6, Class 2A baseball playoffs Tuesday.
Pequot, Sorenson advance to state
FERGUS FALLS -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots are headed back to the Class 1A state girls' golf meet for the third-straight year thanks to its first-place 358 during the Section 6 meet Tuesday at Pebble Lake.
The Independents snatched the men's Twilight Golf League lead with a 10-2 thumping of Shep's on 6th at Grand View Lodge's Pines Golf Course May 27.
Students receive scholarships from Nisswa Women's Club
Two Brainerd High School graduates and a Pequot Lakes High School graduate each received a $1,000 scholarship from the Nisswa Women's Club.
Emily students visit forest
EMILY -- Emily Charter School students in Cassandra Goddard's grades 2-3, Melissa Hagelie's grades 3-4 and Nate Moseman's grades 5-6 classes visited the Remer forest.
Come on, rainbow
Weather drawing by Shanice Lorentz of Mrs. Gessell's first grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy west...Mostly cloudy east. Scattered showers central...Scattered showers becoming likely east. Windy. Highs in the upper 50s northeast to the lower 70s southwest.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs 60 to 65.
I love to fish
Weather drawing by Sam Guida of Mrs. Anderson's second grade class at Nisswa school.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Showers becoming likely by the afternoon. Isolated
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly cloudy with isolated showers east. Highs in the 60s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s far northwest to around 70 far southeast.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers south...Mainly in the morning. Highs in the 60s to around 70 but 50s along lake michigan and lake superior.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partial clearing across much of the south and west. Highs
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Becoming mostly sunny west. Patchy areas of light drizzle early southeast...Otherwise decreasing clouds east. Highs in the mid 60s east to the mid 70s west.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...A chance of showers north with occasional showers central
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Becoming partly sunny. Patchy morning fog north and
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