Sarah Walker, Pine River, was named to the dean's list at Anderson University, Anderson, Ind.
Teen gets early start at being a lake monitor
FORT RIPLEY - Typical teenager?
Little Falls Dam Festival is a crowd-pleaser
One of the popular floats at the Little Falls Dam Festival parade Saturday afternoon was the Lindbergh Lions train float. Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
This was Brainerd
June 23 - 40 years ago (1968) - Brainerd's city council now seems to be moving in the right direction on providing more off-street parking for the downtown Brainerd.
Pillager boy who fell in creek last week dies
Blair Hafften, the 2-year-old Pillager boy hospitalized last week after being submerged in a creek near his home, died Sunday at a Twin Cities hospital.
Weekend accidents kill three
Two vehicle crashes claimed the lives of three people - a 13-year-old boy in one, a mother and son in the other - Sunday in Aitkin and Mille Lacs counties, the State Patrol reported.
"They worked for a cause bigger than themselves, worked to help people that most didn't even know."
Festival has something for all
LITTLE FALLS - It was a perfect day for a Dam Festival in Little Falls on Saturday.
Ruth E. Smith
PINE RIVER - Ruth E. Smith, age 80, of Pine River, passed away late Saturday night at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Selma F. Herron
Selma F. Herron, age 78, resident of Brainerd, died Saturday, June 21, 2008, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Eugene R. Olson
CROSBY - Eugene Roger Olson, age 78, of Crosby, Minn., died on June 20, 2008, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
MOTLEY - Richard Rollins, age 85, of Motley, passed away at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples on Friday, June 20.
Marlys L. Sorg
PINE RIVER - Marlys Lillian (Wynn) Sorg, age 77, of Pine River, died of cancer Saturday, June 21, at the Good Samaritan Home in Pine River.
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Studying domestic dust-ups
WASHINGTON - The only thing more tedious than doing housework is reading about housework.
Michelle Bachman, Minnesota's Republican U.S. representative from the Twin Cities area, has picked up the banner for her party's attempt at creating an issue out of a non-issue. She is on television encouraging the U.S. House to pass legislation which would allow Big Oil to drill in the ANWR wilderness as well as increase offshore drilling.
Crash kills NHRA's Scott Kalitta
ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Scott Kalitta died Saturday when his Funny Car burst into flames and crashed at the end of the track during the final round of qualifying for the Lucas Oil NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Hines wins in Midwest Modified
BARROWS - Luke Hines overtook Ryan Kriese on lap 11 of the 20-lap feature and held off the rest of the challengers on his way to a podium finish in the Midwest Modified class on a rainy night at North Central Speedway on Saturday.
Stoltman first, Ruttger second in River Rat run
LITTLE FALLS - Jonathan Stoltman of Little Falls was first and Thomas Ruttger of Brainerd was runner-up in the River Rat 5-kilometer run Saturday.
Columbus drafts Brainerd's Drew Olson in 4th round
Brainerd High School defenseman Drew Olson was selected in the fourth round by the Columbus Blue Jackets in Saturday's NHL Entry Draft.
LOCAL SPORTS SHORTS
Brainerd's Hannah McAllister placed sixth in the women's division of the William A. Irvin 5-kilometer run Saturday in Duluth.
Larson whiffs 14 in Braves' win
PIERZ - Christian Larson struck out 14 and limited Pierz to two hits as the Brainerd Braves beat the Bulldogs 4-1 in Victory League amateur baseball Sunday.
Festival includes volleyball
Bob Holmes, The One-man Volleyball Team, entertained the crowd Saturday at the Little Falls Dam Festival. Bob takes on full teams of players and has won more than 16,400 games and lost fewer than 400 games since 1985. The Dam Festival gave him three more wins and one loss. Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
Schumacher wins race, honors Kalitta
ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A day after Funny Car driver Scott Kalitta was killed in a qualifying accident, five-time world champion Tony Schumacher raced to his first Top Fuel win in 12 tries at the Lucas Oil NHRA SuperNationals.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly cloudy east to mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms central and west. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.
Get a kick out of summer
Weather drawing by Nickolas Berens in the Baxter third grade of Ms. Hemstad.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A good chance of thunderstorms
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs 75 to 85.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s. Cooler near the great lakes.
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