Eric Christopher Blum, son of Kevin and Jan Blum, Brainerd, graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. He is employed at the Fargo Family Medical Center in Fargo, N.D.
Fourth of July parade winners
Best of Parade: Southeast Minnesota Christian High School drum line.
Weather was picture perfect
Thousands of people parked around Gregory Park in Brainerd Sunday for the 35th annual Arts in the Park festival.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1989)
STAPLES - Kevin Grondahl remembers fishing as a kid at the Dower Lake fishing pier when it seemed like it was just planks and a couple of beams.
4th celebration goes smoothly
With clear skies and temperatures in the 80s, the Brainerd lakes area couldn't have asked for better weather Saturday to celebrate the Fourth of July American Celebration.
Alvin Vande Brake
Alvin Vande Brake, 59, Fort Ripley, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at St. Cloud Veterans Medical Center.
CROSBY - Marjorie Kompelien, age 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 4, 2009, at her home in Crosby.
Brother Joseph DeLouw
ONAMIA - Brother Joseph DeLouw, age 95, of Crosier Order of Onamia, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2009, at the Mille Lacs Health System Long Term Care Center in Onamia.
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Shirley M. Bentfield
BAXTER - Shirley M. Bentfield, age 87, passed away late Thursday evening, July 2, 2009, at her home in Baxter.
James A. Russell
NISSWA - James A. "Jim" Russell, age 60, of Nisswa, passed away unexpectedly Friday afternoon.
Our president has promised a national health care program, whether we want it or not. Two recent studies have shown that 72 percent and 89 percent of US adults are satisfied or extremely satisfied with their health care providers/insurance. Yet the exalted ruler has determined that you need government health care!!
Sauk Centre rally beats Bees
The Sauk Centre Titans scored twice in the top of the ninth to nip the Brainerd Bees 11-9 in amateur baseball Sunday at Adamson Field.
Veteran standout adds to Braves' 'All in the Family' feel
In 10 previous seasons with the Brainerd Braves, Derek Owen has been a member of the 2000 Class C state championship team and has served as the team's manager.
Feet for Fools
Chris Hanson of Nisswa was the overall winner in the 17th annual Feet For Fools race Saturday in Brainerd.
Lunkers add pitcher from Hamline University
The Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers of the Northwoods League announced Friday that Matt Mullendore has signed a contract to play for the rest of the season.
Fort Ripley pays back Braves
FORT RIPLEY - A week after losing 17-7 at Brainerd, the Fort Ripley Rebels beat the Braves 7-3 Sunday.
Thompson turns his season around
John Thompson is a name that people recognize in the Midwest Modified Class at North Central Speedway.
Late rally drops Lunkers
Trailing 4-2 after seven innings, the Thunder Bay Border Cats sent nine batters to the plate, utilized multiple suicide squeeze bunts and scored five runs in the eighth to score a 7-5 victory over the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers Saturday at Mills Field.
State forecast for Iowa
.Tonight...Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly clear.
State forecast for Wisconsin
Tonight...Partly cloudy. Patchy fog south in low lying areas. Lows from the lower 40s north...To around 60 southwest.
State forecast for N.D.
.Tonight...Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms north central and
State forecast for Minnesota
.Tonight...Partly cloudy. An isolated shower or thunderstorm
State forecast for S.D.
Tonight...Clear to partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms possible in the evening...Mainly west and southeast. Lows mid 50s to lower 60s.
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