The Garrison Lions awarded $1,000 scholarships through the Dollars for Scholars program to Krista Ramage, Brainerd High School; April Carlson, Crosby-Ironton High School; Gregory Eno and Bethany Palkie, Aitkin High School and Casey Stott of Onamia High School.
Motorcyclist killed in crash near Emily
EMILY - A 45-year-old Albuquerque, N.M., man was killed Saturday after crashing his motorcycle on Highway 6, about mile north of Emily in northeastern Crow Wing County, the State Patrol reported.
Amber Alert canceled after 2-year-old Brainerd girl found
CRYSTAL (AP) - The Minnesota Crime Alert Network issued an Amber Alert on Sunday after police say a 2-year-old girl was taken by her noncustodial father, then canceled the alert a few hours later after the girl was found.
CAMP RIPLEY - "Hey, I'm in that picture," Sgt. Timothy Milo of Brainerd said as he and a few of his fellow Iraqi War veterans peered into the tall glass display case at the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley Saturday. "That photo was taken after a 90-hour mission in Baghdad. We're all dirty-looking and tired."
"It was scary. It seemed like it was growing as I was looking at it. It was like a 'Tom and Jerry' cartoon."
Historical highlights of the Red Bull
The Red Bull - the 34th Infantry Division of the Minnesota Army National Guard - has a long and illustrious history and is the subject of a special exhibit at the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley.
Ross enjoys high finish at pageant
Mackenzie Ross, 2006 Miss Brainerd Lakes, was named second runner-up Saturday at the Miss Minnesota Pageant in Eden Prairie.
Highway 210 construction project work will continue this week
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported that beginning Monday from Mississippi River to South Sixth Street/Business Highway 371 the inside traffic lanes in each direction will be closed as crews continue milling and paving operations.
Crosslake area events scheduled
CROSSLAKE - Several events this summer will give Crosslake residents of all ages a chance to take part in educational experiences and entertainment.
S.E. 13th Street railroad crossing to be fixed
Southeast 13th Street/Crow Wing County Road 45 in Brainerd will be closed starting Monday for railroad crossing repairs.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 18 - 100 years ago (1907) - Come to a 15 lunch at Mrs. Fred Slipps, 510 Fourth Street North, Thursday June 20 from 4-7 p.m.
Deputy commander speaks
Minnesota Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Gerald Lang, deputy commander of the 34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division, spoke Saturday at the opening ceremony of the new Red Bull exhibit at the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley. Brainerd Dispatch/ Kelly Humphrey
Up-and-coming musician from Down Under
When he was growing up near Sydney, Australia, Jesse Keller had a little bit of America in him. He listened to the music of James Taylor and dreamed of becoming a major league baseball player.
SAUK RAPIDS - Barbara Burk, age 64, of Sauk Rapids, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2007, at her Blind Lake summer home, rural Pine River.
OUTING - Shirley Dear, 78, of Outing, died June 16, 2007, at her home.
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STAPLES - Rodney Smith, age 73, died late Tuesday evening, June 12, 2007, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Maura E. Ward
Maura E. Ward, age 83, of Brainerd, died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
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Gauging China's military aspirations
WASHINGTON - Last month's annual Pentagon report on the Chinese military took note of Beijing's sizable expansion of its capabilities - as have all the reports since the Defense Department began producing them in 2000.
Down the aisle and over the top
I just typed "bride" into the search engine on Amazon.com and got 132,398 results. Some referred to fiction titles such as "Brideshead Revisited," but the vast majority were nonfiction field guides to femininity. There was "The Conscious Bride," "The Buff Bride," "Chicken Soup for the Bride's Soul" and something called "And the Bride Wore White: 7 Secrets to Sexual Purity." And that was just from the first few pages of the list.
Brainerd Parks & Recreation
Men's MS1 softball
Turcotte gets early Father's Day gift
BARROWS - Street Stock driver Tom Turcotte and his wife are expecting an addition to their family in August. On Saturday evening, Turcotte received an early Father's Day gift with his first victory in two years at North Central Speedway as he held off Jason Vandekamp in a thrilling feature event.
17-innings later, Bees emerge with victory
CLEAR LAKE - The Brainerd Bees baseball team played nearly the equivalent of two full games Saturday as they beat Clear Lake 5-2 in 17 innings in a Lakewood League game.
Braves blanked by Holdingford
HOLDINGFORD - Nate Foss, Derek Owen and Brandon Owen each finished with two hits apiece for the Brainerd Braves, who fell 4-0 to the Holdingford Express Sunday in Victory League play.
Mankato doubles up on Thunder
As quickly as the Brainerd Blue Thunder's two-game winning streak started, it ended as the Mankato Moondogs downed the Blue Thunder 6-3 at Mills Field Sunday.
Before the Glory
No one just becomes a professional baseball player. Life is full of struggles and hardships in the journey to become one of the privileged few at the major league level.
Here comes the sun
Weather drawing by Rachel Komischke of Mr. Meyer's fourth-grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for S.D.
Wind advisory northcentral from 11 am this morning to 9 pm cdt this evening...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...A chance of showers and thunderstorms west half this morning with occasional showers and thunderstorms west half this afternoon. A chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon east. Highs from the upper 70s far northwest to near 90 far southeast.
State forecast for N.D.
Wind advisory western third this morning through early evening...
State forecast for Minnesota
Wind advisories in effect far west this afternoon and
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy.
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