Erbert & Gerbert's to open later this month
Erbert & Gerbert's Subs and Clubs, the new restaurant opening in the former Movie Gallery building on the corner of Northwest Fourth and Washington streets in west Brainerd, is slated for a June 25 opening.
Three join Nisswa dental center
Grand View opens Gull Lake Center
NISSWA - Grand View Lodge announced the grand opening of the Gull Lake Center, its newly constructed state-of-the-art conference and training center.
Alternative energy forum planned
BAXTER - The Central Minnesota Alternative Energy Regional Collaborative is inviting the business community to participate in a special meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Baxter.
Desiree Jami Thoemke, Brainerd, a boy, Devlin Jesse, 7 pounds, 14 ounces, May 26, 2009. Grandparent is Jill Thoemke, Brainerd.
Lunkers land home
The Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers are back home to face the Mankato MoonDogs.
Gas leak causes post office evacuation
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 6:20 a.m. Saturday to a gas leak at the Brainerd Post Office.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Pillager Board of Education
Meets 7 a.m. Wednesday
Volunteers sought for justice project
The Lakes Area Restorative Justice Project reported it is looking for volunteers willing to help the community and schools be safer places.
Two cyclists remain critical
Two motorcyclists remained in critical condition Thursday following Memorial Day weekend crashes.
Council panel to discuss College Drive
The Brainerd City Council Safety and Public Works Committee will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in room E208 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd in regard to the College Drive reconstruction project.
Little Falls Community Schools
Meets 5:30 p.m. Tuesday
ARREST A 29-year-old man was arrested following a vehicle pursuit at 10:47 p.m. Wednesday at Golf Course Road and Highway 210. The man was booked for felony fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle and two counts of third-degree DWI.
XPGA professional Chris Foley dissects one sports writer's golf swing with the latest technology.
FOUND - On Thursday, a bag of leafy, green, organic material was turned into the Verndale City Office. The owner of the bag can claim it at the Verndale Police Office. Please bring your ID with you and an idea of where you think you lost it.
Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred Friday on U.S. 169 at Stevens Road in Mille Lacs County, according to the State Patrol.
Morrison County Board of Commissioners
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
Plotting a garden
Dear Master Gardener: I've never had a vegetable garden but would like to try one this year in my yard. Am I too late? How do I prepare a plot?
The Pepsi Bottling Group Foundation recently donated $1,000 to the Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity. The award was in conjunction with Brainerd Pepsi employees volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity build site. Employees helped sheetrock a home in Brainerd last fall.
Crosslake Garden Club plant sale
People shopped Saturday at Crosslake Garden Club's plant sale at the Crosslake Community Center Shelter. The garden club also had a bake sale.
Volunteer opportunities for June
AMERICAN RED CROSS Tom Bickford 821-3598
Volunteers of the month
Hometown: Catherine lived in Bloomington and then Deerwood; Judy lived in Minnetonka until 1997 when she moved to Deerwood.
Andrew needs male mentor
Andrew just finished sixth grade and lives near Pine River. He's looking for an ordinary guy as his adult partner. Andrew dreams of being a farmer with lots of cows and chickens and a tractor to drive. He also completed gun safety and enjoys walking in the woods and anticipates deer hunting in the fall.
PEQUOT LAKES - Pequot Lakes High School Class of 1989 will host its 20th class reunion at 5 p.m. Aug. 22 at Breezy Point Resort. Cost is $30 per person. A baby-sitting service with licensed providers is available from 5-11 p.m. for $25 per child. A family picnic also is planned from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at Breezy Point City Park. Cost is $5 per adult or $10 per family. Attempts were made to contact everyone. However, those who have not received a mailed invitation may contact Jodie (Tweed) Norquist at (218) 851-5981 or email@example.com. Classmates also are encouraged to join the PLHS Class of 1989 group at www.facebook.com. Deadline for signing up for the Aug. 22 dinner is June 15.
I want to publicly thank everyone who participated in the inaugural Go Red For Women luncheon held on April 30.
Having a blast
Mary Johnson (left) and Sara Gardner ran as far as they could, slapping a a distance marker down on Velcro, before their bungee cords yanked them backwards during Grad Blast festivities Friday morning at the high school.
Tips for being a happy camper
- Check the state parks for the best deal on camping spots. Commercial camping spots and hotels can get expensive, whereas a spot in the state camping grounds is reasonable, usually between $10-$25 a night.
Warriors hire Haapajoki as boys' basketball coach
Brainerd High School activities director Todd Selk announced Friday he has hired Wade Haapajoki as the Warriors' next boys' basketball coach.
Despite tight budget talk, grads grateful for support
Under clear skies nearly as blue as their caps and gowns, students in Brainerd High School's Class of 2009 received their diplomas on Adamson Field Thursday night before thousands of cheering family members and friends.
School facilities committee to meet June 18
The Brainerd School Board Facilities Committee will meet at noon June 18 in the board room at Washington Educational Services Building, 804 Oak Street, Brainerd.
Colleges agreement signed
Suresh Tiwari (left), interim vice president of academic and student affairs at Central Lakes College, signed the articulation agreement with the College of St. Scholastica.
Having a blast 3
Andrew Goll (left), Rob Veith and Tyler Kline watched the roulette wheel spin to see whether they had lost their funny money to the High School Casino during Grad Blast.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1989) - Declaring that what had been a battle over the Brainerd International Trade Centre has now escalated into a full-scale war, Mayor Bob Olson called for the removal of three council members by recall petition.
Not your normal senior year
Becca Lange has every reason to be proud of herself.
Having a blast 2
Elle Adams (left) and Molly Baker duked it out with giant boxing gloves in the wee early hours Friday morning during Grad Blast, the annual lock-in that takes place after Brainerd's graduation ceremony.
Brainerd VA Clinic to open Monday
The St. Cloud Veterans Affairs Medical Center will open its relocated and newly renovated Brainerd Community Based Outpatient Clinic 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Monday at 722 N.W. Seventh St., in Brainerd.
Stormwater specialist to speak Wednesday
Stormwater specialist Dwayne Stenlund will present information on stormwater from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Crow Wing County Land Services Building.
Ovarian Cancer Support Group to meet
NISSWA - The next Ovarian Cancer Support Group meeting will be 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. June 11 at the Adirondack coffee shop, in the upper level meeting room, 25503 Main St., Nisswa.
Baxter man's jump off Laurel Street bridge leads to arrest
A 21-year-old Baxter man was arrested Thursday after he jumped off the Laurel Street bridge because "he thought it would be fun," Brainerd Police Chief John Bolduc said.
Alpha Delta Kappa to meet
The XI Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an International Honorary Sorority for Women, will have a potluck luncheon at noon Tuesday at the home of Mary Suer, 450 Tyrol Dr., Brainerd.
Guard members from Camp Ripley cited
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar recently congratulated members of the Minnesota Army National Guard who were in Washington to accept an award from the Department of Defense for environmental leadership.
Basketball player upgraded to fair condition
Michael Ward, the 17-year-old Pequot Lakes High School student who went into cardiac arrest Tuesday night in the high school gym during basketball practice, was upgraded Friday to fair condition at St. Cloud Hospital.
PEQUOT LAKES - Michael Ward, a Pequot Lakes High School junior who went into cardiac arrest Tuesday night in the high school gym during basketball practice, remained in critical condition Thursday at St. Cloud Hospital.
Sen. Paul Koering, R-Fort Ripley, announced Thursday he'll form an exploratory committee to consider running for governor in 2010.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 5 - 80 years ago (1929) - The Brainerd Gun Club has a shoot every Thursday evening and 15 or more turn out at the old grounds on the Holland Hill tract in Northeast Brainerd. There is some talk of transferring the range to a section at the Brainerd Country Club.
Death investigated in Merrifield
At 3:35 p.m. Thursday, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department received a report of a death that had occurred at a residence located at the 12,000 block of Young Lake Road in Merrifield.
Minnesota to honor Vietnam era veterans
An event to honor Vietnam era veterans is planned for June 13 at the Capitol grounds in St. Paul. There is a bus scheduled for those in the area who would like to attend the event. The bus will leave at 6 a.m. June 13 from the Brainerd High School parking lot (the upper lot near the library) and will return about 7 p.m. that night.
BHS Class of 2009
BHS graduates and members of the symphonic band, Kelsey Hoff (left) and Alicia Wallin played a selection during the ceremony.
Rhonda Moynan of Cloquet packed up her sports utility vehicle and a pull-behind trailer with a topper and then she and her three girls traveled about 100 miles Thursday to Crow Wing State Park, just south of Brainerd.
Brainerd downtown reconstruction project completes all underground work
All planned underground work on the downtown Brainerd reconstruction project has been completed, Tom's Backhoe Service, the contractor project reported.
Living snow fence to be planted along Highway 371 in Morrison County
Minnesota grown plants will be installed along the west side of Highway 371 just north of Little Falls and south of Fort Ripley beginning early June, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Johnsons' generosity honored
Arnie and JoAnn Johnson of Lake Shore will be the recipients of the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation's fifth annual Award in Philanthropy.
Free community shred day planned to protect against identity theft
Through a partnership with Paper Storm Secure Document Shredding, Mid-Minnesota is offering free community-wide Shred Days at all their locations.
F. Richard Moran
LITTLE FALLS - F. Richard Moran, 85-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, Minn.
Max Norman Reeve
Max Norman Reeve, age 89, formerly of Backus, passed away April 4, 2009, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center, Pine River. The oldest of nine children, he was born Dec. 9, 1919, in Lenox, Iowa, to Cleo and Myrtle Reeve. Max moved to Minnesota with his parents in 1934. He served in the Navy during World War II. Max married Helen Barchus on Aug. 24, 1946. He was a member of the Maxson Van Eps American Legion in Backus.
Eleanor E. Shamp
Eleanor Edna Shamp, 86, of Brainerd, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at the St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Services for Eleanor will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter. Friends are welcome to visit one hour prior to services. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery in Nisswa, Minn.
Kenneth B. Daniels
Kenneth B. Daniels, 86, Brainerd, passed away at his home in Brainerd on Thursday June 4, 2009. He was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Smithland, Iowa, to Walter and Mabel (Chrestensen) Daniels.
Sandre Lee Jacques
PALISADE - Sandra Lee Jacques, 62, of Palisade, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at her home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2009, funeral service at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. The Rev. Barry Hite will officiate. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
Richard C. Huber
Richard Curtis Huber, age 43, resident of Brainerd, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at his home.
Kenneth B. Daniels
Kenneth B. Daniels, Brainerd, 86, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009, at his home in Brainerd.
MOTLEY - David Nelson, age 71, of Motley, passed away at his home on Friday, June 5, 2009.
Bernadine A. Wolbeck
CUSHING - Bernadine A. Wolbeck, 78, of Cushing, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at Long Prairie Care Center. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2009, at St. James Catholic Church in Randall. Family and friends are welcome to visit from 5-8 p.m. Friday evening with parish prayers at 7 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Randall and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Interment will follow Mass at St. James Catholic Cemetery.
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William 'Bill' T. Boldt
WHITE BEAR TOWNSHIP - William "Bill" T. Boldt, age 82, of White Bear Township, formerly of Minneapolis and Gull Lake in Lake Shore.
Doris L. DeLude
MOTLEY - Doris L. DeLude, age 72, of Motley, passed away at the Lakewood Health System Care Center on Wednesday, June 3, 2009. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.
John C. Schumacher
LITTLE FALLS - John C. Schumacher, 84-year-old resident of Little Falls, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls with the Rev. Nicholas Landsberger officiating. Burial will be in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls. Military rites will be provided by Little Falls VFW, American Legion and DAV.
Recently, two U.S. soldiers were shot. One was killed, one wounded. The killer was an avowed American hater, black, and a Muslim.
Trying to get beyond Bork
WASHINGTON - When a Supreme Court nominee such as Judge Sonia Sotomayor comes before the Senate for confirmation, she is promised a full, fair hearing. In fact, every nominee's path is booby-trapped by the history of previous confirmation battles.
OUR OPINION: PAWLENTY
Politics, in many respects, is comparable to performance. And as any entertainer will tell you one of the keys to a successful performance is knowing when to leave the stage.
We know who we are
I want to start out with a simple question: "Who are we?" I ask that question because I feel like it's the one we've spent the last 13 years of our lives answering.
What do you think?
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Treasure every moment
Good evening classmates, family members, and staff.
There are two police cars in Merrifield. They are both very busy! They are pulling cars over who are speeding! Great news! Take note everyone. Do not speed through Merrifield! And why hasn't the crosswalk been repainted. What is the county waiting for?
4,658. Before I tell you what that means, let me tell you a little about the class of 2009. For 13 years, we've been leading, growing, and showing what it is to be a true warrior.
Open Forum: Obama should have echoed Reagan
In Cairo, President Obama addressed the Israeli Palestinian conflict, the major issue dividing the United States and the Muslim world. He acknowledged our powerful bond with Israel and the suffering of Palestinians, which resulted from the creation of Israel. He expressed strong support for a Palestinian state. But he failed to use the adjective viable in describing that state. He did urge a halt to Jewish settlements on the West Bank. But the real problems are the existing West Bank settlements, the roads that connect them, the security in place to protect them, and a giant wall constructed by Israel which separates some Palestinians from their lands and jobs. With these in place there can be no viable Palestinian state.
Applications will be accepted Wednesday through July 3 for the 2009 Physically Disabled Veterans Deer Hunt.
Classic tiller steering won't steer you wrong
Another year, another boat.
The difference between the opening and closing of the muskellunge season can be huge.
Carolyn Christine Cantwell and Jeremy Joseph Perlinger
Carolyn Christine Cantwell and Jeremy Joseph Perlinger announce their engagement. Parents are Conan and Nancy Cantwell of Dallas, Texas and LeRoy and Karen Perlinger of Darby, Montana.
Ron and Shirley Hines
Ron and Shirley Hines, Pillager, are celebrating their 40th Anniversary with an Open House Saturday, June 13 at 4pm at The Pillager Community Center.
Stefanie Gordon and Scott Baron
Stefanie Gordon and Scott Baron announce their engagement.
Please join us in celebrating Laurel Waddell's 70th Birthday at an Open House, Sunday, June 14, 2-5pm, at the home of Tony and Nan Goble, 3734 Cedar Scenic Road, Baxter
Rebecca Rose Nordell and Christopher Edwin Groenwold
Rebecca Rose Nordell and Christopher Edwin Groenwold announce their engagement. Parents are Kent and Donna Nordell, Staples and Jerry and Peg Groenwold, Baxter.
Kenneth and Kathryn Caughey
Open House for Kenneth and Kathryn Caughey, Saturday, June 20, 1-4pm. Faith Baptist Church, 229 28th St, SE, Brainerd.
Elizabeth Shipman and Dane Arganbright
Elizabeth Shipman and Dane Arganbright announce their engagement.
Marion Siegel, Brainerd, will celebrate her 80th birthday with an Open House, Sunday, June 14, 2-5pm at South Long Lake Town Hall, located at 9033 Hwy 25 South, Brainerd.
Lacey (Kelash) Villanueva and Jeremy Monnier
Lacey (Kelash) Villanueva and Jeremy Monnier announce their engagement. Parents are Frank (Carol) Kelash, St Cloud, and LaRae (Roger) Marshik, Pierz, and John and Diane Monnier of Breezy Point.
Brianna Marie Jabs and Jeffrey David Loeffelbein
Brianna Marie Jabs and Jeffrey David Loeffelbein announce their engagement. Parents are Alan and Marie Jabs, Brainerd and Jerry and Pamela Loeffelbein, Brainerd.
Jim and Barb Perrin
Jim and Barb Perrin of Clark Lake will celebrate their 50th Anniversary with their family.
Church enlists gimmick in battle against cancer
Some people call it a "purple potty," others say "lavender loo," "pretty potty" or just "purple toilet." No matter what you call it, it could be coming soon to a stoop near you.
Mousetrap could be your concern
A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. "What food might this contain?" the mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!'
Pentecost: The outpouring of the Holy Spirit
Pentecost is a Christian church holiday, falling on the seventh Sunday after Easter. The word Pentecost is derived from the Greek word, pentekoste, meaning fifty. Fifty days after Jesus' resurrection, was the first Pentecost. God caused a visible outpouring of the Holy Spirit, upon Christ's disciples, who waited in Jerusalem to be endued with power from on high. With sounds of mighty rushing winds, there appeared cloven tongues of fire upon the disciples.
ISLE - Malmo Evangelical Free Church, located at the junction of Highways 47 and 18 on Highway 18 near the northeast corner of Lake Mille Lacs, will present The Schimpps with Gary Timbs in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Brainerd lakes area churches
Peterson finishes 1-1 at state
Staples-Motley's Jordan Peterson fell victim to one of the state's best, but not before claiming one win during Thursday's opening round of the Class 1A singles tournament at Reed-Sweett Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis.
Hasselberg finishes third
Cydney Hasselberg was in uncharted territory when she woke up Thursday morning.
Brainerd's Smith finishes 16th, Pierz's Jensen 12th
Sam Smith will have one more shot to score points for the Brainerd Warriors at the Class 2A state meet at Hamline University in St. Paul.
Brainerd High's contingent has potential to place
In 2008 the Brainerd Warriors track and field program enjoyed possibly its best showing at the Class 2A state meet.
Warrior relays move on
By the time Alex Rahn ran his 400-meter dash, he had already pushed the Brainerd Warriors' 4x200 and 4x100 relays into Saturday's finals.
Cardinals just miss state tourney berth
ST. CLOUD - Coming into Thursday's Section 6-2A championship match-up against St. Cloud Cathedral, the Staples-Motley Cardinals needed to take two games against the top-seeded Crusaders to advance to the Class 2A state tournament.
Lunkers' Gedman likes reception here
Mike Gedman loves Brainerd.
Lumberjacks take show on the road again
With their first road win under their belts the Brainerd Lumberjacks will attempt to get their first win in another state Saturday.
Lakes Area BMX track to host state qualifier
The Lakes Area BMX track is hosting a three-day special racing event starting Friday.
Haapajoki tackles challenge
Wade Haapajoki hopes to restore the Brainerd High School boys' basketball program to the way it was when he played for the Warriors.
Lunkers swept by Express
EAU CLAIRE - The Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers dropped their third game in a row in 4-3 loss to the Eau Claire Express Thursday.
Baxter Inline race June 13
The ninth annual Baxter Inline Marathon and Half Marathon will be skated rain or shine Saturday, June 13, at 7:30 a.m. starting at Forestview Middle School in Baxter.
Kline battles back to 41st
Ben Kline hit more greens, putted a little better and hit the ball straighter Thursday during the second round of the Class 1A state boys' golf tournament at Pebble Creek in Becker.
Lunkers lose fourth straight
BATTLE CREEK, MICH - The Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers losing skid continued Friday with a 4-2 loss to the Battle Creek Bombers.
Salo to play tennis for Jackrabbits
Brainerd High School graduate Morgan Salo is one of four recruits who will play for the South Dakota State University men's tennis team next season.
Pillager has awards night
Pillager High School hosted its spring activities award night June 2.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Cloudy and cool. Showers and isolated thunderstorms east through northwest...Diminishing in the afternoon. Chance of showers or thunderstorms southwest. Highs from around 50 north to the lower to mid 60s extreme south.
Hoppin' into summer vacation
Weather drawing by Mackenzie Stockinger in the Riverside first grade of Mrs. Boland.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Becoming cloudy with showers and isolated thunderstorms
The countdown is over
Weather drawing by Kalie Jeremiason in the Baxter third grade of Ms. Hemstad.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly cloudy. Showers and isolated thunderstorms this
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms south and west late. Highs from the lower 60s northwest to the upper 70s far southeast.
State forecast for Wisconsin
Frost advisory for far northern wisconsin until 6am cdt today...
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly cloudy in the north...To mostly sunny in the
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Cold with areas of snow southwest this morning...With rain
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms north this
Five Day Forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers early in the morning...Then a chance of rain showers in the late morning and afternoon. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 50 to 55. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs 55 to 65.
State forecast for Wisconsin
Today...Becoming partly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon southwest to northeast. Highs from the mid 60s far northwest...To near 80 south.
The Nation's Weather
A low pressure system sweeping through the Rockies into Northern Plains was expected to bring heavy rains and some flooding on Saturday.
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