Small businesses fight to survive
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Small business is risky business these days.
Schwartzwald wins pharmacist award
Laura Schwartzwald, Medicine Shoppe pharmacist in Brainerd, was awarded Preceptor of the Year for an unprecedented second year in a row by the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.
Bevans keeps service work, leases gas pumps and convenience store
Mobil's red-winged horse will no longer grace the corner convenience store, gas and service station in north Brainerd.
Is your boss best?
"Because he gives me raises."
Foreclosure filings surge 48 percent in May
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of U.S. homeowners swept up in the housing crisis rose further last month, with foreclosure filings up nearly 50 percent compared with a year earlier, a foreclosure listing company said Friday.
Meets 7 p.m. Wednesday
The fiesta chef
Meet the man behind the food served at the Sertoma Mariucci Fiesta Friday at Confidence Learning Center.
A new Northland Arboretum course gives children a wide variety of experiences with nature.
Baxter City Council will hold a special meeting
Baxter City Council regular meeting
In a story Wednesday on Crow Wing County Highway Department projects, the story should have said WSB and Associates had the contract for services related to reconstruction of County Highway 4 from County Highway 18 to Lakeshore Drive. The story incorrectly said WSN.
Dance, dance, dance
Dancing has become a way of life for Randie Swanson. Her story is told in Everyday People.
Man suffered minor injuries in boat fire
NISSWA - A Nisswa man suffered minor burns after the boat he was working on caught on fire in his driveway on Roy Lake Road, according to the Nisswa Fire Department.
AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY
ROBBERY - A man reported early Friday morning that he had been assaulted after leaving the Blue Ox Bar and was missing his wallet, $300, glasses and car keys. The officer was unable to locate the man's 1997 Nissan Maxima.
WALKER The following appeared recently in Cass County District Court:
Baxter City Council regular meeting
Brainerd City Council
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
If you want a friend just like Mike this match may be for you
If you are finding yourself wishing you had a baseball player, fishing buddy, hunting partner or just a nice kid to spend time with, this Child in Need column is directed at you.
This was Brainerd
100 years ago (1908) - A party of 14 young men and boys, under the leadership of Carl Wright, will leave tomorrow morning for Hubert Lake to spend a month camping out.
LAKES REGION HONOR ROLL
The following students were named to the honor roll at Lake Region Christian School:
Thanks for article
I want to thank you (John Hansen) for the great article on Mike Minery,
PILLAGER HONOR ROLL
The following students have been named to the honor roll at PIllager School:
Driving class planned
The AARP Safe Driving Program, formerly known as 55 Alive, will have a class from 1-5 p.m. June 21 at the Good Samaritan Society-Woodland in the 200 building. Cost is $10. Call to register at 828-1729 only. Space is limited.
PEQUOT LAKES HONOR ROLL
The following students have been named to the honor roll at Pequot Lakes High School:
BRAINERD HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLLS
The following students were named to the honor roll at Brainerd High School:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Minnesota state Legislature and Governor Tim Pawlenty for passing a bonding bill that will help to maintain Minnesota's existing state park and trail infrastructure and also makes new investments in the state's outdoor recreation system.
The ripple effect
So far 2008 is proving to be a challenging year. With gas and milk averaging about the same price per gallon at $4.00 each, families are experiencing increased financial strains and stress. We are all experiencing increased costs for food and transportation and that hits hard in the pocket book and the effects can ripple out in many challenging directions.
What's suffering worth?
MINNEAPOLIS - Susan Holden built a legal career as an attorney trying to get everything she could for people hurt in car accidents or by defective products.
Senior Expo is scheduled for Oct. 6-7 at Grand Casino Mille Lacs
ONAMIA - The Ms. Senior Minnesota Pageant, seminars and entertainment will all be a part of the Senior Expo, scheduled for Oct. 6 -7 at Grand Casino Mille Lacs near Onamia.
A new program for new dads
A new parenting class for first-time Dads has been launched in the Brainerd lakes area.
Brainerd area DFLer inducted into DFL Women's Hall of Fame
Kathy Hegstrom of Brainerd was inducted into the DFL Women's Hall of Fame in a ceremony in St. Paul.
Midwest Bank being sold
Midwest Bank has entered into an agreement to sell its Baxter bank to First National Bank of Deerwood.
MAKING BETTER DADS
Children don't come with an instructional booklet. But, if they did, it probably would be written for women.
Motley man shot by mother
MOTLEY - A 24-year-old Motley man suffered gunshot wounds to both legs Thursday after he was allegedly shot once with a .22 caliber rifle by his mother, Cass County authorities reported Friday.
Survey of online service to help CLC meet demand
A survey of college students who use online services gives Central Lakes College good marks.
LF teacher arrested in Reed's thefts
An eighth-grade science teacher at Little Falls Community Middle School has been charged in Morrison County District Court with a felony for allegedly stealing property from Reed's Sporting Goods and then selling the items on eBay.
Lakes Area Meth Prevention Program meeting draws crowd
Area law officers recently attended the second meeting of the Lakes Area Meth Prevention Program last week.
Storms darken lakes area
Thursday night's thunderstorms, packed with 70 mph winds, knocked out power for about 3,000 Crow Wing Power customers and many Minnesota Power customers in the Brainerd lakes area.
Franklin to host 'Celebration of Progress'
The Franklin Arts Center at 1001 Kingwood St. in Brainerd will host a "Celebration of Progress" open house from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. A brief program of speakers will be at 5:30 p.m.
Duwayne H. Schmidt
PINE RIVER - Duwayne Howard (Sonny) Schmidt, 72, of Pine River, passed away Friday, June 13, 2008, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River. He was born May 3, 1936, in Pequot Lakes to Howard and Carrie (Shaw) Schmidt.
Joseph J. Wolfe
SOUTH LONG LAKE - Joseph James Wolfe, age 95, 50-year resident of South Long Lake, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at his home. Joseph was born on May 18, 1912, in Logan County, N.D., to Joseph and Maggie (Gerhart) Wolfe. He married Virginia Frymier on Feb. 12, 1955.
Thomas O. Butler
AITKIN - Thomas Oscar Butler, age 83, of Aitkin, died on June 12, 2008, at his home. He was born on June 27, 1924, in Crosby to Oscar and Frieda (Knuppel) Butler. He married Imogene Fawkes on Jan. 26, 1947, in Crosby. He was a WWII Army veteran serving within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He retired in 1984 after 38 years of service with Pickard-Mathers and Reserve Mining companies. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Iron Hub. He was a member of the Walter Scott Erickson American Legion Post No. 557 of Deerwood and the Aitkin VFW.
Norma J. Templin
CROSBY - Norma J. Templin, age 63, of Crosby, died on May 15, 2008, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. She was born on April 7, 1945, in Wolf Point, Mont., to Henry and Sara (Olfert) Dick.
Leslie James Topp
PEQUOT LAKES - Leslie James Topp, 84, died peacefully on Friday, June 13, 2008, in Pequot Lakes.
OTHER OPINION: RULE OF LAW
The Supreme Court ruling Thursday that those held at Guantanamo Bay have a constitutional right to challenge their detentions in federal court is a welcome victory for due process and the rule of law. It completes a signal and totally avoidable failure by President Bush, who will leave office with the nations regime for holding al-Qaida combatants in shambles. And it leaves unanswered many questions that will undoubtedly trigger more litigation.
Perspectives on fatherhood
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with four men in there 70s and 80s and talk about their perspectives on fatherhood. I asked them about their own fathers, about their personal transition to fatherhood, and about how they see fatherhood evolving today. The perspectives they offered contained much wisdom.
Editors notse: In an effort to acknowledge the Vox Pop critics who think this space is too negative, from time to time we will be offering positive information.
Clinton was the electable one
The feminist-baiting males in my life are asking, with barely contained glee, if I am sad that Hillary Rodham Clinton didn't win the Democratic nomination for president. They assume I wanted a female nominee.
Dates changed for '08 Camp Ripley archery hunts
Mark your calendars. Or remark them.
Walleyes are being found in 10 to 32 feet throughout Gull Lake. Jigs or live bait rigs tipped with redtails, shiners, or leeches are working best. Crappies have moved shallow on most lakes and tend to prefer a FluFlu and waxworm. Bass also remain active in the shallows of most lakes.
What you can do for conifers
Some suggestions to prevent winter injury to conifers:
Finally getting out for a day with the boys
On Wednesday morning, I fished with two local boys.
Needled by winter
The trees lining Highway 210 west of Brainerd were aglow in burnt reds and oranges.
Dan and Linda Ludwig
Dan and Linda Ludwig, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with their family.
Kelsey Anderson and Mark Pospisil
Kelsey Anderson and Mark Pospisil announce their engagement. Parents are Rick and Kari Anderson, Brainerd, and John and Gloria Pospisil, Tinley Park, Ill.
Al and Sue Grattan
Al and Sue Grattan, Brainerd, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary with an open house from noon to 3 p.m. June 22 at the Crow Wing Town Hall in Barrows.
Inis Hayes celebrated her 98th birthday with her family on Saturday.
Stacy Gallant and Adam Harfield
Stacy Gallant and Adam Harfield announce their engagement.
JASON AND LINDSEY VOJTASEK
Lindsey Kiffmeyer and Jason Vojtasek were married April 26, 2008, at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Andy Smith, Pastor Dave Harvey and Father Gabriel Waweru officiating.
Earl and Florence (Bailey) Congdon
Earl and Florence (Bailey) Congdon will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.
Lyle and Jerry Arends
Lyle and Jerry Arends, White Bear Lake, formerly of Crosslake, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in May with a party given by the children at the Lake Elmo Inn.
Rob and Dawn Jesse
Rob and Dawn Jesse, Pine River, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.
Don and Carol Wermter
Don and Carol Wermter, Brainerd, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary with an open house from noon to 3 p.m. June 22 at the Crow Wing Town Hall in Barrows.
Beetles quiet Blue Thunder
ALEXANDRIA - Michael Gedman's home run in the top of the fifth inning was the only fireworks created by the Brainerd Blue Thunder Friday in a 3-1 Northwoods League loss to the Alexandria Beetles.
Brainerd sophs sweep St. Cloud
Tom Fairbanks and Kyle Crocker were a home run away from the cycle in the Brainerd sophomore VFW's 10-1 game one victory over St. Cloud Friday.
Inline skaters took to the streets for the eighth annual Baxter Inline Marathon. The race started at Forestview Middle School Saturday morning and wound its way through the surrounding neighborhoods.
Brainerd's Thompson, Flyers' Hanowski make team
Trevor Thompson of Brainerd and Beau Hanowski of Little Falls have been chosen for the Northern All-Star team in the 34th Lions All-Star Baseball Tournament.
The Nation's Weather
Severe weather was expected to track up the Ohio Valley on Saturday, with storms expected along the entire East Coast by late Saturday night. Strong winds, heavy rainfall and large hail were forecast. There was the possibility of tornadoes.
Wisconsin state forecast
This afternoon...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms except far southeast. Highs from the mid 70s to low 80s.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny...Then becoming partly cloudy east and black hills with a few thunderstorms late afternoon. Highs in the 70s northwest to the 80s south.
Mosquitoes like the rain
Weather drawing by Teddy Wadsten in the Lowell kindergarten class of Jan Wilcox.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some
Weather in a rut as air masses clash
WASHINGTON - Hot sticky air hovers on the East Coast. Cool air is parked in the West. And when they repeatedly collide, it storms over an already saturated Iowa.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Breezy west and central. Scattered
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