The Last Turn Grille in downtown Brainerd closed its doors.
EAST GULL LAKE -- Ben Thuringer, grandson of Jim Madden, co-founder of Madden's on Gull Lake, and son of current owners Brian and Deb Thuringer, was named manager of Madden Lodge.
More 401(k) savers adopt do-it-for-me investment strategy
NEW YORK -- Mike Brooks admits he didn't pay a lot of attention to his 401(k) retirement account.
BAXTER -- Thousands of pieces of furniture called video rockers are created in Baxter. But the manufacturer actually counts success in the employees behind the product.
Will the personal check ever go away
Q. Writing checks seems like a hassle. How long is it likely before this practice disappears entirely?
The lowly cubicle
Cubes can also be good for workers when they are part of a general office culture of accessibility. But good etiquette is needed to ensure all that easy interaction is productive, not painful.
Proposed coal gasification plant to get $10 million grant
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A coal-gasification plant proposed for northern Minnesota won approval for a $10 million grant from the state.
Mille Lacs Band to host conference
HINCKLEY -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Corporate Commission will host a Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance Conference on June 21-22 at Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley.
7 p.m. Monday, Crosslake City Hall.
Crow Wing County Board
WALKER -- A second Cass Lake man was charged in connection with the Jan. 23 robbery at Big Winnie Bar in Bena.
Sharon Baker was transported to St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls. Her condition was unknown Saturday morning.
Regular school board meeting agenda
Red Delicious, Northern Spy apples pack the most antioxidant punch
CONCORD, N.H. -- America's most common apple also may be its most potent. Just don't skimp on the skin.
WHO warns bird flu virus unstable, unpredictable; vigilance encouraged
BEIJING (AP) -- A top World Health Organization official Friday warned that the avian flu virus is evolving quickly and urged heightened vigilance because the strain in China appears to have increased in virulence.
FDA approves second whooping cough booster
WASHINGTON -- A second booster shot against the returning menace of whooping cough won government approval Friday -- this one for adults as well as teenagers.
CHILD IN NEED
He's at it again.
There she is ...
COMING MONDAY IN SPORTS
And the winners are?
Dedicated to the library
AITKIN -- Call it an extreme makeover for downtown Aitkin.
Gary Walters and his children are walking the length of the state to gain awareness, money and mentors for Kinship Partners.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1985)-Misty Larson, 11, the daughter of Bob and Jeanne Larson, has been chosen to play the title role in "Annie," the upcoming musical production at Brainerd Community College.
State Patrol troopers in the Brainerd district made 661 traffic stops and cited 212 unbuckled motorists during the statewide Safe and Sober May mobilization seat belt enforcement campaign May 23 to June 5.
Sinbad improvises way to laughs
ONAMIA -- Sinbad, who can't go 10 seconds without breaking into his famous ear-to-ear grin, seems too young to be on the casino circuit. Then again, during a nearly two-hour set Friday night at Grand Casino Mille Lacs north of Onamia, he effortlessly won over the crowd like a tried-and-true veteran.
FREMONT, Neb. -- Elvin Fuhrmann, of Fremont, Neb., passed away June 5, 2005. He was born May 10, 1927, to Frank and Catherine Fuhrmann in Lastrup, Minn. "Al" was in ill health for many years with emphysema. He is survived by wife, Donna; children; grandchildren; by brother, Harvey (Doris), of Brainerd; sister, Elaine (Bob) Young, of Pine Center; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by parents; five brothers; three sisters; and a granddaughter. Arrangements are with Rozanek Mortuary of Fremont, Neb.
Robert 'Bob' Sheflo
Memorial services for Robert "Bob" Sheflo will be held on June 14 at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor David Holte officiating.
STAPLES -- Leo Fahnlander, age 85, Staples, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at University Medical Center in Minneapolis. Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, June 14, 11 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with the Rev. Peter Kirchner officiating. Rosary service will be Tuesday, June 14, 10 a.m., at Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. Interment will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Brenny Funeral Home of Staples.
LITTLE FALLS -- Florence Stiller, 85-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., formerly of Elmdale, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
AITKIN -- Matt Tibbetts, 64, of Aitkin, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at Riverwood Extended Care, Aitkin. He was born Aug. 8, 1940, in Detroit Lakes to Vernon C. and Kathryn C. (Graves) Tibbetts. He graduated from Aitkin High School. He was a lineman for Aitkin Public Utilities and owned Tibbetts House Moving. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Aitkin. Matt supported the Women's Shelter of Brainerd, lived by the principles of A.A. for 25 years and brought A.A. to people in jail. He will be remembered for being generous with his time and talents.
Raymond J. Rutz
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS -- Raymond J. Rutz, age 75, of Columbia Heights, Minn., died peacefully at home on Thursday, June 9, 2005, after a lengthy illness.
Grace J. Akerson
PEQUOT LAKES -- Grace "Grandma" J. Akerson, 78, Pequot Lakes, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at her home. She was the daughter of Helge and Alma Johnson and was raised on a dairy farm in Amery, Wis. Grace graduated from Amery High School where she was actively involved in the band, orchestra and marching band. She attended the University of Dubuque where she majored in music and home economics. After leaving college she worked at the Home School for Girls in Sauk Centre, Minn.
Evelyn A. Anderson
Evelyn A. Anderson, 80, Brainerd, passed away Friday, June 10, 2005, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
OTHER OPINION: Gun safety
Almost nothing upsets responsible gun owners more than news reports of often deadly results of irresponsible gun use. And rightly so.
Some time ago a county worker was injured working on his personal vehicle in county facilities. I also have observed that they are allowed to wash their vehicles at taxpayer expense and, using taxpayer gas, allowed to drive county vehicles home for lunch and other personal errands. If the board and administrator were looking out for the best interests of the taxpayer these things would not be allowed.
Like the morel mushroom, blueberries are highly sought by woodland foragers
Squish, pop, squish, pop, squish, pop.
When it comes to netting fish, don't mesh around
Anglers often overlook simple things that can put more fish in the boat. Take the art of netting, for example. Have you ever knocked a fish off with the net? If so, read on.
DNR changes deer hunting regulations
Deer hunters will get an early antlerless season, zone realignments and a metro deer-hunting zone this year, the DNR announced.
'Law of the Limit' prevails again at PWT tourney in Kentucky
He finished with 39.02 pounds.
The bite has been slight and theories abound as to why
It's been tougher than normal to catch walleyes this spring, and there are many factors and many theories as to why.
Anglers can get the lead out at sinker exchange events
The Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance and DNR are partnering with retailers, lake associations and outdoors groups in offering lead tackle exchanges across Minnesota.
Telling the story of fishing legends
Ray Gildow became a part-time fishing guide for the Nisswa Guides League in 1989. One day a friend and colleague, Mike Hager, suggested he write a book about the league.
Wedding planned - Autumn Marie Jones and Bryan Edward Sweet
Autumn Marie Jones and Bryan Edward Sweet announce their engagement. Parents are Ray and Cindy Jones, Ironton, and Ken and Lisa Sweet, Merrifield. A June 25 wedding is planned at Lakes Area Christian Church.
MICHAEL AND VALERIE SCHOEPF
Valerie Jean Waldock and Michael David Schoepf were married Jan. 1, 2005, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Little Falls with Father Nick Landsberger officiating.
Surprise 25th anniversary party - Mike and Bonnie Eller
Mike and Bonnie Eller will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a surprise party from 1-5 p.m. June 26 at their home, 11493 Bonnie Road, Brainerd. The event will be hosted by their children and families.
ROBERT AND BETSY WALL
Betsy Hoheisel and Robert Wall were married April 9, 2005, at Lakeview Community Church in Hillman with Pastor Dave Gouldin officiating.
25th anniversary - William and Jan Kleinschmidt
William and Jan Kleinschmidt recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married June 7, 1980, in Pine River.
BJ AND KRISTINE WELLIVER
Kristine Nielsen and BJ Welliver were married July 26, 2004, at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla.
50th anniversary - Les and Ardis Mason
Les and Ardis Mason, Baxter, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. June 19 at Light of the Lakes Methodist Church, 13901 Meredith Drive, Baxter. No gifts please. They were married Jan. 15, 1955.
Retirement open house - Mabel Poul
Mabel Poul, a commercial lines agent and CSR, will celebrate her retirement from Brainerd Insurance Agency with an open house from 2-5 p.m. June 21 at Brainerd Insurance, 307 N.W. Eighth St., Brainerd. Poul, who will retire Wednesday, was a part of the insurance industry for 40 years.
Engagement announced - Jill Edman and Jason Bertram
Jill Edman and Jason Bertram announce their engagement. Parents are Diane and Fred Haggerson, Phoenix, and Paul and Susan Edman, Reed Point, Mont., and Tom and Paula Bertram, Brainerd. A Sept. 24 wedding is planned in Nisswa with a reception at Iven's on the Bay.
55th anniversary - Frank and Irene Vargo
Frank and Irene Vargo recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in conjunction with their granddaughter's wedding. They were married June 10, 1950.
50th anniversary - Ron and Alice Tuil
Ron and Alice Tuil celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren. They were married June 11, 1955.
95th birthday - Inis Hayes
Inis Hayes, 2106 Spruce Drive No. 106, Brainerd, will celebrate her 95th birthday with her family June 17. She is a lifelong Brainerd resident and member of St. Francis Catholic Church.
BHS' Strand, LF's Stoltman excel in warm weather
BLAINE -- A warm, sunny day has been as rare this track and field season as a sighting of Bigfoot. If it wasn't 40 degrees and chilly this spring it was windy and raining.
Breezy Blues finish season 8-1-1
The Breezy Blues Pee Wee hockey team recently wrapped up its Minnesota Showcase Hockey League season with an 8-1-1 record.
S-M doubles team loses final match
BURNSVILLE -- After splitting their first two matches in the Class 1A state boys' tennis tournament Thursday, the Staples-Motley doubles team of Charlie Hoemberg-Matt Edin were eliminated in Friday's consolation semifinals at the Northwest Athletic Club.
Raiders come back to win national title
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. -- Trailing by four strokes entering the final day, the Central Lakes College Raiders men's golf team rallied to capture the NJCAA Division III national championship by one shot Friday at Chautauqua Golf Club.
Five errors haunt Blue Thunder in loss
It was one of those games where a Northwoods League baseball team is glad it plays nearly every day so it can redeem itself the next day.
Hot times in the Cities
BLAINE -- The showdown was set with the National Sports Center serving as the OK Corral.
Prince, Shogren lead Bees
Brady Prince went 4-for-5 and Mike Shogren gave up no earned runs in six innings a s the Brainerd Bees defeated Sartell 11-1 in Lakewood League amateur baseball Wednesday.
Upcoming sporting events
Pete Hiltner of Brainerd and Jake Wagner of Staples-Motley will play for the outstate team which will meet the metro squad 7 p.m. June 25 in the Minnesota High School All-Star Football Game at St. Cloud State University.
Brainerd Parks & Recreation scoreboard
Men's MS1 Softball
Sox streak ends
The previously undefeated Red Sox met their match Tuesday at Jaycees Park in Brainerd when the Orioles rose to the occasion and handed the Sox a 5-2 defeat.
You can cook up a storm on many recipe Web sites
NEW YORK-- I had six pounds of rhubarb, 40-plus cookbooks and a computer.
Ergonomic keyboards that break an old rule
A decade ago, there was much talk about keyboards causing repetitive motion injuries. Attention was focused on ergonomics and leading manufacturers including Microsoft introduced special curved and split keyboards.
Music subscription services reach for an edge
Napster Inc. should dump its "Do the Math" ad campaign before it gets embarrassing. By any calculation, its all-you-can-download Napster To Go service can't compete with the subscription plans just launched by RealNetworks Inc. and Yahoo Inc.
See the burn
PITTSBURGH -- Forget just feeling the burn. Some people tired of the treadmill and frustrated with food diaries are turning to pricey gadgets that can help them see the burn.
FAVORITE VACATION PHOTO
Brooke Silvernail, Baxter, ordered this dessert called the Black Pearl while he was at Mama's Fish House in Hawaii. "It was well worth the money and calories," Silvernail said.
Fish are biting
Weather drawing by Allie Morris in the Riverside School third-grade class of Mrs. Meyer.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 70s
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms this morning...With areas of fog east central. Then partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs from the mid 70s northwest...To the middle and upper 80s south and east. Cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly cloudy west. Becoming cloudy east. A chance
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy. Occasional showers and thunderstorms east...With a chance of afternoon thunderstorms west. Highs in the upper 60s and 70s.
Northern Lakes Wine & Spirits, KFC, Westside Cafe, Arby's Restaurant, Triangle, Super One Foods, Grizzly's, Prairie Bay, Black Bear Lodge, Applebee's, Green Mill, Sylvan Learning Center, Esser's Warehouse Liquors, Walgreen's, Thirsty Stone, NAPA, Cost Cutters, The Barn, Wells Fargo, Northwind Grill.
The Nisswa Women's Club luncheon meeting will be noon Thursday at Cragun's/Legacy Golf Club. The program will be Blend Art and Antiques and will be presented by Karen Struve. Hostesses are Eunice Wiebolt, chair; Rae Skinner, Betty Bruning, Audrey Wessman and Jeanne Qualen.
Infertility support group
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