Sarah Forrest, daughter of Joanne and John Forrest of Brainerd, has accepted admission to St. Olaf College as a first-year student for the fall semester beginning in September. She is a 2005 honors with distinction graduate of Brainerd High School.
It's a mixed bag when it comes to holiday closings in the Brainerd lakes area this Fourth of July.
Randall man critically injured in torch accident
RANDALL -- A 66-year-old Randall man is in critical condition after being severely burned Friday in an accident involving an acetylene torch, the Morrison County Sheriff's Department reported.
The American Celebration and other events
Brainerd and Baxter
"Anybody who does a majority of weekends up north really scouts out their own pathways. There is an art form to getting up there without getting caught in traffic."
Body of woman missing on Big Sandy Lake found
McGREGOR -- The body of a 52-year-old Andover woman who was presumed to have drowned Friday on Big Sandy Lake near McGregor has been recovered.
America celebrates the Fourth of July
Bands, floats, fireworks, entertainment. The Brainerd lakes area recognizes
This was Brainerd
JULY 4 - 40 years ago (1965) - Mayor C. R. Gorham made a strong appeal to the city council for more off-street parking in downtown Brainerd. Other cities that have provided adequate downtown parking have been amazed by its influence on the business area.
Parading into the fourth in Nisswa
The Lakewood Bank parade float had people dressed in gorilla costumes handing out necklaces Sunday during the Nisswa Freedom Day Parade.
Playing with fire
Even with temperatures hovering around 80 degrees and a bright sun shining, Kathy Melton doesn't mind playing with fire.
Highways leading away from Twin Cities are increasingly clogged
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- More and more motorists heading out of the Twin Cities for a weekend in Northern Minnesota are finding a traffic jam stands between them and the cabin.
Monday will be a day of celebration
The Brainerd/Baxter area will demonstrate Monday why it is known as Minnesota's Fourth of July capital.
Debbie (left), Bernie and Ken Clark examined bowls and other wood items Sunday at The Turning Trail Studio booth at Arts in the Park in Brainerd. The booth operated by Turning Trail owner Tom Larson was named best of show at the annual event.
Singing the gospel
Sheri (left) and Jeff Easter sang to the crowd Sunday during gospel night at the Heritage Assembly of God Church in Baxter. The event has been part of the Fourth of July festivities in Brainerd for several years.
Peck one of the people who makes 4th fest go
Monday is the day that Charlie Peck looks forward to all year.
LITTLE FALLS -- Geraldine Rekowski, 66, rural Little Falls, died Sunday, July 3, 2005, at St. Gabriel's Hospital.
Arnold E. Hillukka
Arnold E. Hillukka, age 78, resident of Brainerd, reached his eternal home Saturday, July 2, 2005.
Donald R. Andersen
PILLAGER -- Donald R. Andersen, age 65, of Pillager, died Friday evening, July 1, 2005, at the scene of a motorcycle accident near Flensburg, Minn.
Alan 'Al' W. Soltis
UPSALA -- Alan "Al" W. Soltis, 50-year-old resident of Upsala, Minn., died Friday, July 1, 2005, as the result of an automobile accident near Hebron, N.D.
Sharon M. (Sporlein) Uko
PIERZ -- Sharon M. (Sporlein) Uko, 59-year-old resident of rural Pierz, Minn., passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2005, in Chicago.
BAXTER -- Donald Ahlgren, 81, of Baxter, died Friday, July 1, 2005, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, Minn.
Ryan W. Norberg
ROYALTON -- Ryan W. Norberg, 23-year-old resident of Royalton, Minn., died Friday, July 1, 2005, as the result of an automobile accident near Royalton, Minn.
Celebrate the Fourth wisely
Today's Fourth of July schedule of parades, music and family get-togethers offers little time for quiet reflection on our nation's beginnings. That would probably be all right with the men who signed the Declaration of Independence. The Fourth has been a noisy, raucous celebration from its earliest days.
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Oral contraception is basic health care
June is the biggest month of the year for weddings. Most married couples will choose to have children, but nowadays most prefer to wait before starting their families. However, prior to the mid-1960s, when to start a family wasn't really a choice for married couples.
In the Brainerd lakes area:
VICTORY LEAGUE BASEBALL
Final regular season
On radio and television:
Owen, Braves rout Brewers in regular-season finale
Pierz -- Derek Owen hit a three-run homer and Chase Nelson pitched a complete game to lead the Brainerd Braves past the Pierz Brewers 9-2 in the final game of the Victory League amateur baseball regular season Sunday.
Cialis Western Open
Mallards give Thunder the blues
MADISON, Wis. -- The Madison Mallards are beginning to develop a few new habits the coaching staff is more than pleased with as the first half of the Northwoods League season winds down.
Paulson emerges from pack
Luke Hines of Brainerd autographed a checkered flag for Dylan Goettig who was held by his father, Brandon, during Saturday's Kids Night at North Central Speedway. Several bicycles also were given away during the event, which hosted hundreds of children.
Grunewald, Miller pace Komen races
Justin Grunewald of Merrifield and the University of Minnesota and Solange Miller of Lakeville won the men's and women's divisions of the Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure 5-kilometer running event Saturday.
Three teams win titles in Struthers-Pohlkamp event
Shep's Scoobys of Brainerd, Coach's of Deerwood and a team from Rochester sponsored by Bootleggers Bar of Pierz won championships in the sixth annual Struthers-Pohlkamp corec slow-pitch softball tournament Saturday and Sunday at Memorial Park in Brainerd.
Buckman's Geiger strikes out 24 in doubleheader
BUCKMAN -- Scott Geiger struck out five in a game against St. Mathias that was continued from June 11 and followed with 19 strikeouts against Harding as the Buckman Billygoats clinched the Victory League East Division amateur baseball regular-season championship Sunday.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Clear to partly cloudy. Slight chance for thunderstorms southwest. Highs 75 to 85.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Becoming mostly cloudy north with a chance of afternoon
Chance of rain for Fourth of July celebrations
There will be a slight chance of rain throughout the Brainerd area during Monday's Fourth of July celebrations.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely east
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly sunny west and south...Mostly cloudy northeast. A
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Scattered thunderstorms southeast half ending by early afternoon...Then partly cloudy. Partly cloudy northwest with a chance for afternoon showers. Highs in the mid 70s to the low 80s.
Celebrate the 4th
Weather drawing by JoAnna Miles of Mrs. Gardner's fifth grade class at Lowell school.
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