Thomas Morgan, son of Lisa and Michael Morgan, Brainerd, has been named to the spring semester dean's list at the College of Liberal Arts, at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He is majoring in political science.
Motorcyclist injured after colliding with deer
A 37-year-old Grand Rapids motorcyclist was in critical condition Sunday after colliding with a deer on Business Highway 371, four miles south of Brainerd, the State Patrol reported.
Bella Vista/Brainerd Club to meet
The Bella Vista/Brainerd Club (B&B) will gather at the Sawmill Inn in Brainerd and the Bella Vista Highlands Clubhouse for their monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Anyone who spends time in Arkansas in the winter and summers in Minnesota is invited to join this informal group at either location. The B&B meets on the third Wednesday during the summer at the Sawmill and also year around at the Highlands Clubhouse in Bella Vista, Ark.
"Most people come up to me and ask how drunk we were when we built it."
LOVE ME, LOVE MY CAR
You can tell a lot by someone's personality just by the car they drive.
Classic good looks
A 1951 Ford Mercury sporting custom blue flames was one of the many classic cars displayed at the fourth annual Bad Boyz Car Show at Brainerd International Raceway. Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
PEQUOT LAKES - While some people may go to Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes strictly for the baked beans, cooked underground overnight in large cast iron pots, others may have a hankering for something even tastier:
HAMMING IT UP!
Before the dawn of the Internet and the rise in popularity of instant messaging - a 13-year-old's most important social networking tool besides the cell phone - there was amateur radio, which allows people to communicate with others from around the world.
During the Burn Out competition cars were frequently completely obscured by smoke. Judging was based on crowd response. Mike Kuklok of St. Cloud in a Chevrolet Chevelle did a burnout that couldn't be beat Saturday during the fourth annual Bad Boyz Car Show at Brainerd International Raceway. Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
This was Brainerd
JULY 16 - 80 years ago (1927) - Mrs. Russell Cass and daughter, Anna, are expected back tomorrow from the southern part of the state where they have been visiting relatives.
Eric W. Moe
CROSBY - Eric William Moe, 28, of Crosby, died July 13, 2007, at his home after battling colon cancer.
Jennie Stafsberg, 102, Brainerd, passed away Friday, July 13, 2007, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
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PINE RIVER - Charles Clary, age 37, of Pine River, passed away July 13, 2007.
Randy O. Peterson
Randy O. Peterson, 55, Brainerd, passed away Friday, July 13, 2007, at Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Edward W. Rastetter
HIBBING - Edward W. Rastetter, age 94, of Hibbing, Minn., died May 26, 2007, in Pierz, Minn.
Edward J.T. Nacey
LITTLE FALLS - Edward J.T. Nacey, 93-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Thursday, July 12, 2007, at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
Donald E. Torgerson
Donald E. Torgerson, age 90, resident of Brainerd, died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Eva Mitchell Triden
EMILY - Eva Mitchell Triden, age 90, of Emily, died on July 15, 2007, at the Riverwood Care Center in Aitkin.
"The July 7 eighth annual Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure was a huge success," per Race Chair Christie Jelinski. Of over 2,150 participants, 528 finished the 5K Run. Others walked one mile, five kilometers or cheered everyone else. Over $80,000 was raised. Seventy-five percent of net funds remain in Crow Wing and Cass Counties for grants promoting breast health. The remaining twenty five percent goes directly to the Komen Research and Awards Programs.
Brainerd Parks and Recreation
Men's MS1 Softball
Lightning split pair over weekend
NIMROD - After getting rained out after two innings against Bemidji Friday, Fred Weiss, Aaron Jenkins and Tony Parrish combined for a 6-0 shutout against Fargo Saturday.
Seeing the future of baseball today
Last month in Major League Baseball's first-year player draft, the Brainerd Blue Thunder's Ryan Royster and Kris Jiggits were both taken in the 44th round.
Bees go winless at tournament
COLD SPRING - The Brainerd Bees were stung with three losses at the Cold Spring tournament this weekend, losing 3-1 to Austin on Sunday, 9-8 to Shakopee on Saturday and 6-5 to Minneapolis on Friday.
Mass wins Super Stock, Read adjusts to new car
BARROWS - The outcome of the Super Stock race was never really in doubt at North Central Speedway Saturday as Dave Mass quickly made his move and jumped into the lead on lap two.
Blue Thunder reach .500
The Brainerd Blue Thunder completed a two-game sweep of the St. Cloud Riverbats as they won 6-3 Saturday at Mills Field for their second win in a row and improved their second-half record to 3-3.
Rebels down Devils for division title
FORT RIPLEY - For the second straight game, the Fort Ripley Rebels pitching staff tossed a one-hitter as they captured the North Division title with a 4-0 shutout win over St. Mathias Sunday.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Showers and isolated thunderstorms central and south this morning. Showers and thunderstorms likely south this afternoon...With a chance in the central. Partly cloudy north. Highs mainly in the 70s. Tonight...Showers and thunderstorms likely far south. A chance of showers and thunderstorms central. Partly cloudy north. Lows 45 to 50 far north to lower 60s south.
Swimming is fun
Weather drawing by Kailee Coleman of Mrs. Lykins' kindergarten class at Nisswa school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly sunny. A slight chance of thunderstorms west and
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Widely scattered morning thunderstorms extreme east...Otherwise partly cloudy with a chance for afternoon thunderstorms north. Highs from lower 80s northeast to around 100 west.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms...Mainly central and
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