The following students were named to the spring semester dean's list at the University of Minnesota: Amy Matteson, Soraya Hills, Jennifer Dens, Jarid Johnson, Johnathan Valesano, Brainerd; Ryan Browning, Baxter; Jacqueline Claypool, Crosslake; Elizabeth Eisler, Celina Dobson, East Gull Lake; Ashley Hillstrom, Nisswa.
WALKER - The following appeared recently in Cass County District Court:
Crow Wing court
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
ASSAULTS - A female, 600 block of James Street, Friday reported being assaulted outside a residence by a man who was arrested for second degree assault, kidnapping and violation of an order for protection.
Joshua Fields and Sarah Heikkenen, Baxter, a boy, Benjamin David Fields, 8 pounds, 13 ounces, June 16, 2008. Grandparents are Tate and Holly Heikkenen, Brainerd, and Troy and Debbie Fields, Brainerd.
Pillager teen injured in ATV crash
Elijah Ladue, 15, of Pillager, was injured when he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Shane Johnson may have a second physical look, but he only needs one personality.
Most Brainerd dist. students succeeded
Most Brainerd students fared well on the MCA-II tests, particularly Riverside Elementary's 95 third-graders, who all achieved proficiency in both reading and math.
"I feel like I could collapse right now."
This was Brainerd
JUNE 30 - 80 years ago (1928) - Pike and pickerel fishing are good around Brainerd and many fine catches of bass are being made. Ike Miller, 12 years old, caught a northern pike in Big Pelican Lake weighing 20.5 pounds.
Survey of online service to help CLC meet demand
A survey of college students who use online services gives Central Lakes College good marks.
Emily Wyman crowned Miss Brainerd Lakes
An array of sparkling gowns, talents, personalities and ambitions lit up Tornstrom Auditorium Saturday night at the Miss Brainerd Lakes Scholarship Pageant.
Report cards in
School's out for summer, but the report cards are in.
AREA MCA-II TESTING RESULTS
Here's a look at the MCA-II testing results for lakes area school districts released Monday by the Minnesota Department of Education:
Woman reported missing
LAKE SHORE - A 71-year-old old woman was reported missing by family members Saturday after she failed to show up at her Gull Lake home, the Cass County Sheriff's Department reported.
Harold O. Aker
AITKIN - Harold O. Aker, age 92, of Aitkin, formerly of Coon Rapids, Thief River Falls and Crookston, Minn., died Friday, June 27, 2008, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Erma C. Weinhandl
Erma C. (Pate) Weinhandl, age 91, of Brainerd, died on Sunday, June 29, 2008, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
LITTLE FALLS - Eleanor Chmielewski, age 85, of Little Falls, formerly of Harding, Minn., passed away Thursday, June 26, 2008, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn.
Josephine Matten, 69, Brainerd, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2008, at her home in Brainerd.
CROSSLAKE - Randy Brittan, age 52, of Crosslake, died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
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Diane K. Laucamp
TAMARACK - Diane K. Laucamp, age 60, of Tamarack, on Saturday, June 28, 2008, lost her battle with ovarian and peritoneal cancer after a three year courageous struggle at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth.
PIERZ - Agnes Houn, 92-year-old resident of Pierz, Minn., died Sunday, June 29, at the Pierz Villa Nursing Home in Pierz, Minn.
GI benefits only appear to be the issue between Senators McCain and Webb. The real issue is their respective visions for the future of our military.
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'Dumbing down' speeches
WASHINGTON - People campaign for the presidency by talking their heads off. By the time the winner reaches the White House, the habit is so ingrained that it is impossible to shake.
Up, up and away
Chuck Lofgren got in a qualifying run before the rain fell Friday at Brainerd International Raceway during the Pleasureland RV Center Show and Go. The event ended Sunday. Barry Bergeron
Germain powers Lightning sweep
SEBEKA - Mark Germain finished 3-for-3 with a double, home run and six RBIs to lead the Lakes Area Lightning to a 12-2 game one victory over Sebeka Sunday.
Lastrup finishes regular season with perfect slate
PIERZ - The Lastrup Lakers completed a perfect regular season with a 10-6 win over the Pierz Bulldogs Sunday.
Vaughn's homer helps loggers chop
LA CROSSE, Wis. - Cory Vaughn smacked a three-run home run in the fifth inning to muscle the La Crosse Loggers to a 6-2 Northwoods League victory over the Brainerd Blue Thunder Sunday.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s northeast to the middle
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Sunny. Highs 85 to 95.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Sunny. Highs mainly in the 80s.
Weather drawing by Nick Berens of Ms. Hemstad's third-grade class at Baxter school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs 75 to 80. Slightly cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s to middle 80s.
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