Volunteer pushes lakes area scenery
PEQUOT LAKES - Three things make up Lynn Scharenbroich's life - the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway, Black Pine Beach Resort and cooking/baking.
This was Brainerd
JULY 9 - 60 years ago (1947) - At least 85 percent of the Brainerd area residents must submit to a free chest x-ray testing in the fall months of this year if the dreaded disease, tuberculosis, is to be curbed and the X-ray finding successful.
Tasty ribs on a hot July day
Three-year-old Natalie Skogen of Shakopee chowed down on the ribs. Who cares if the temperature was well up in the 90s? Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
"You just wake up every day and keep going on."
Farewell for priests
The Rev. Seamus Walsh hugged parishioners wishing him farewell Sunday at St. Andrew's Church in Brainerd. Father Walsh is leaving after 10 years in Brainerd to serve a smaller parish in Grand Marais. Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
Even men can't escape breast cancer battle
For a Brainerd lakes area family, the familiar pink color associated with breast cancer awareness is tinged with blue as mother and son share an uncommon bond.
Emma F. Payne
Emma F. Payne, 86, of Brainerd, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2007, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Olga Jessen Dale
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mrs. Dale, 85, of Charlotte, N.C., beloved wife and mother, born in 1922, in Fredericksburg, Iowa, the oldest daughter of Marinus Jessen and Mjnna Amanda (Dams) Jessen.
Bonita S. Hendrickson
AITKIN - Bonita Sue "Bonnie" Hendrickson, age 55, of Aitkin, died at her home on July 7, 2007.
Norma J. Ware
PINE RIVER - Norma Jean Ware, 68, of Pine River, passed away July 2, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, Ariz.
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PALO - Funeral service for Hazel Flannery, 85, Palo, formerly of rural Aitkin, will be 11 a.m. Monday in St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Palo. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora. Graveside service is 4 p.m. Monday in Waukenabo Township Cemetery in rural Aitkin.
Ray L. Anderson
FERGUS FALLS - Ray L. Anderson, age 84, formerly of Brainerd, died Saturday, July 7, 2007, at the Minnesota State Veteran's Home in Fergus Falls.
As a former Miss Brainerd Lakes, I am concerned that an allegation has been made that Liz Neaton, the new Miss Brainerd Lakes is not connected with this community.
Lowe among winners
BARROWS - Mitch Lowe's son Ian will have a surprise waiting for him in the morning. A first-place Midwest Modified trophy, courtesy of his dad who won the feature event on Saturday evening at North Central Speedway.
Thunder split two over weekend
ROCHESTER - Usually six runs is enough to win in the Northwoods League, but not for the Blue Thunder Saturday as they were defeated 17-6 by the Rochester Honkers.
Fort Ripley advances, beats Harding, Brainerd
FORT RIPLEY - Walt Woosley had a no-hitter going through 7 2-3 innings before Rod Boser connected with a two-out single to break up the no-hit bid but the Fort Ripley Rebels still beat Harding 4-0 Sunday in the winner's bracket of the North Division in Victory League baseball playoffs.
Softball Home Run Derby
Keith Bartholomous of Bada Bing's team Buzz Kill hit six homers in the first round of the Home Run Derby during the 28th Annual Brainerd Men's Invitational softball tournament Saturday at Memorial Park in Brainerd. The tournament had 36 teams from the five-state area participate in the event which ran all weekend. Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
Komen Brainerd Lakes
Vision of the future: Wild look forward
With an early first-round exit to the larger, more physical Anaheim Ducks, the Wild went into last month's NHL draft looking to get bigger.
Brainerd Parks and Recreation
Men's MS1 softball
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly sunny north...Partly cloudy south. Areas of fog
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy north. A chance of thunderstorms south. Highs in the mid to upper 70s north to mid 80s south. Cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms southwest ending this morning...Then chance of afternoon thunderstorms west. Highs around 80 northeast to 90 to 95 southwest.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy. Thunderstorms likely central in the morning.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Mostly sunny. A chance of late afternoon thunderstorms
Weather drawing by Jordyn Feiler in the Riverside third grade of Mrs. Meyer.
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