Grant boosts small business center at CLC
Perhaps the late nights at the kitchen table with a business plan have finally gone from "some day" to "this could work."
BAXTER -- Jim Benson recently was appointed general manager at The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes & Paul Bunyan Water Park in Baxter.
St. Gabriel's Hospital adds CT scanner
LITTLE FALLS -- Little Falls area residents and their physicians now have access to the latest diagnostic technology, thanks to the installation of a computerized tomography scanner at St. Gabriel's Hospital.
What makes a job prestigious? Not salary, the experts say
Whenever KenndaLynch tells people about her job as a National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientist, she often is surprised by the response she gets.
Whalen Woods works with Cass County on new facility in Sylvan Township
Sometimes a fire can have beneficial consequences. That may be the case for Whalen Woods Log Manufacturing, Inc.
Store hopes its string of success continues in lakes area
The Brainerd lakes area has the distinction of being home to the only Steve & Barry's University Sportswear store in outstate Minnesota.
Crow Wing County will host another smoke-free information meeting looking at the question of whether the county should pass an ordinance for smoke-free restaurants and bars.
Nibbling away: Office traditions can undermine diets
I don't usually reveal my own workplace's issues in this space, but this week I must unload on you.
Forestview (Mississippi Horizons) honor roll
A honor roll
Forestview (Washington) honor roll announced
Forestview honor roll (Washington Middle School)
BRAINERD CITY COUNCIL
BRAINERD CITY COUNCIL
PILLAGER SCHOOL BOARD
PILLAGER SCHOOL BOARD
PEQUOT LAKES SCHOOL BOARD
Pequot Lakes Schol Board
BRAINERD SAFETY AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
City of Brainerd
LITTLE FALLS SCHOOL BOARD
LITTLE FALLS SCHOOL BOARD
BAXTER CITY COUNCIL
BAXTER CITY COUNCIL
BRAINERD PERSONNEL AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
PERSONNEL AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
CROW WING COUNTY MEETINGS
CROW WING COUNTY MEETINGS
Former adult partners might want to get involved again
One of the main topics at all of our Kinship Partners staff meetings is how to recruit more adult partners --particularly men -- for the continually growing list of kids who need another adult in their lives.
COMING TUESDAY IN SPORTS
A new coach in town
Workshop aimed at aiding families with soldiers returning home
A workshop on post-traumatic stress disorder is aimed at helping families with returning soldiers and should provide insights for those who expect to have loved ones deployed yet this year.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1985) - Rain -- Up to seven inches in some places choked roads throughout the Brainerd area Wednesday night, slowing down traffic as vehicles negotiated water up to a foot deep in some areas.
Moondance draws thousands to Walker
Charlie Hargrett and his band, Blackfoot, performed to the thousands of jammers at Moondance Jam Fab 14 Friday near Walker.
COMING THURSDAY IN ENTERTAINMENT
Banter with Barber
Jamming at Moondance Jam
Tesla guitarist Tommy Skeoch performed with the band at the Moondance Jam Fab 14 Friday night near Walker. The band played old hits and several new songs.
No age limit
Tom Isle turns 60 next Friday while Megan Ament is only 6.
Drinking + driving = death
Carol Hagel hopes to one day be able to talk to the mother of 16-year-old Joseph Jordan, to offer any bit of comfort she can about the Nisswa teenager's last moments of life.
Emily H. Doroff
LITTLE FALLS Emily H. Doroff, 90-year-old resident of Little Falls, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2005, at St. Ottos Care Center in Little Falls.
Genevieve A. 'Alice' Soger
Genevieve A. "Alice" Soger, 75, of Brainerd, died Friday, July 15, 2005, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
STAPLES Ellen Batcher, age 93, of Staples. Passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2005.
FORT RIPLEY -- Janet Kaping, 66, Fort Ripley, died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home.
DeLores I. Talbot
NEWTON, Iowa -- DeLores I. Talbot, age 84, lifelong resident of the Newton area, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, Iowa.
Edward R. Marshall
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Edward R. Marshall, age 81, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Richfield and Edina, died on July 11, 2005, of injuries sustained in a tragic motor vehicle accident. Survived by his loving and devoted wife, Lee, of 28 years; daughters, Kandice (Paul) Weingarden, Tammy Adams; sons, Gary (Maria) Marshall, Robert (Meg) Marshall, Mark Marshall, Jay (Deb) Adams; brother, William (Evie); and many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Lucille Shaffer Oen
NISSWA Memorial services for Lucille Shaffer Oen, former Lake Shore resident, will be 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 27, 2005, at the Lutheran Church of the Cross at Sportland Corner in Nisswa. The family invites you to a luncheon following the service at the Quarterdeck Resorts Boathouse restaurant.
OUR OPINION: LOCAL CONTROL
What part of "yes" does the Legislature not understand?
Open Forum: Alcohol permeating the lives of our youth
Alcohol does not discriminate. From repeat DUI offenders, to honor roll college kids partying hard, alcohol provided the same devastating ending. An addiction is a disease. It should be treated as such. It is permeating our youth at such an alarming rate, that lake country folks get to see first hand the broad strokes it paints.
Views mixed on picking a woman
WASHINGTON -- In its effort to influence President's Bush's choice of a replacement for Sandra Day O'Connor, the liberal advocacy group People for the American Way has called for a "consensus" candidate to succeed the first woman to ascend to the high court.
Hikes to be led by guides through lands near BWCAW
In an effort to increase understanding and appreciation of Superior National Forest's roadless areas, the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness has announced a series of six free hikes to be led by expert guides this summer.
Keeping tabs on poachers TIP opens chapter in Brainerd
Minnesota has state and national organizations devoted to the preservation of ducks, pheasants, grouse, deer, bear, turkeys, woodcock, walleyes, bass and muskies, to name just some. Minnesota also has an organization devoted to catching people who don't respect the laws governing how fish and game are taken.
Leech Lake rehabilitation plan moves ahead, results encouraging to the DNR
A four-part plan including special fishing regulations, experimental walleye stocking, cormorant control and lake habitat improvements moves ahead on Leech Lake, the DNR reports.
On the trail with bears Guess who has the right of way?
JUNEAU, Alaska -- When I first came to Juneau, I quickly learned of the many hiking trails in the area. But I didn't yet know anyone in town who also liked to hike. So I had to go alone - sure there was a bear behind every bush!
NORTH COUNTRY Q & A
Recent research says earthworms are a threat to Minnesota's forests. What sort of damage do they cause?
23 -- Northerns Inc. tournament, North Long Lake, new teams welcome, 829-0970, 829-1211
Northerns Inc. had its first two tournaments of the season recently. The Mississippi River tournament was won by Buzz and John Guin with 22 pounds, 4 ounces. Second place went to Tylor and Brandon Magnan with 19 pounds, 5 ounces. Third place went to Kevin Hacker and Rod Pierce with 19 pounds. Fourth place went to Greg Manska and John Sorenson with 17 pounds. Fifth place went to Steve and Jim Allen with 16 pounds, 13 ounces. Lunker of the tournament weighed 11 pounds, 4 ounces, measured 36 inches and was caught by John Guin.
Minnesota duck population in decline, DNR says
Minnesota's duck population has declined 37 percent from last year, according to the DNR.
America's duck breeding grounds could be high and dry by 2080, researchers say
The nation could lose its "duck factory" by 2080 if nothing is done to slow global warming, researchers say.
Keeping bait fresh and choosing the right bait is a challenge this time of year
What bait should we use when fishing for walleyes? How should it be hooked? How do you keep it alive? What size works best? What's so special about redtail chubs that they cost more than $7 per dozen?
Tackle exchanges give anglers a chance to get the lead out
Eat lead and you're dead.
Wedding planned - Kelly Weber and Jason Brown
Kelly Weber and Jason Brown announce their engagement. Parents are Gary and Nancy Weber, Aldrich, and Butch and Kathy Brown, Nisswa. An Aug. 20 wedding is planned at Lakewood Evangelical Church in Baxter.
Engagement announced - Katie Majka and Eric Williamson
Katie Majka and Eric Williamson announce their engagement. Parents are John and Laurie Majka, Nisswa, and Gary and Mary Williamson, Monticello, and Char and Gerald Doerr, Monticello. A Sept. 24 wedding is planned at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd.
50th anniversary - Bob and Carol Thompson
Bob and Carol Thompson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-5 p.m. July 23 at the Light of the Cross Church in Garrison. No gifts please.
Engagement announced - Laressa Hartman and James Schnitcke Jr.
Laressa Hartman and James Schnitcke Jr. announce their engagement. Parents are Bob and Laurie Hartman, Crosslake, and James Schnitcke Sr., Crosby, and Carole Schweikhardt, Howard, Colo. An Oct. 15 wedding is planned in Las Vegas.
Wedding planned - Maria Cimenski and Nathan Miller
Maria Cimenski and Nathan Miller announce their engagement. Parents are Steve and Shelley Cimenski, Royalton, and Randy and Wendy Miller, Lynchburg, Va. An Aug. 6 wedding is planned at Crown College in St. Bonifacius.
65th anniversary - Charles and Frances Henderson
Charles and Frances Henderson, Brainerd, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married June 16, 1940, in Aitkin.
50th anniversary - Irene and Darrell Johnson
Irene and Darrell Johnson, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. July 24 at their home on Hartley Lake. No gifts please. They were married Aug. 8, 1955, in Browerville.
Engagement announced - Lisa Kae Pagels and Kevin Michael Anderson
Lisa Kae Pagels and Kevin Michael Anderson announce their engagement. Parents are Gene and Carolyn Pagels, Aitkin, and Lenny and Jo Anderson, Long Prairie. A Sept. 3 wedding is planned at St. John's Lutheran Church in Aitkin.
50th anniversary - The Rev. LeRoy and Elaine Nevin
The Rev. LeRoy and Elaine Nevin, Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly of Brainerd, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 16 with their family. Greetings may be sent to 3405 S. Judy Ave., Sioux Falls, S.D. 57103-7254.
25th anniversary - Nancy and Lee Wangstad
Nancy and Lee Wangstad, Nisswa, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married July 12, 1980, in Deephaven.
60th anniversary - Conrad and MaryAnn Emerson
Conrad and MaryAnn Emerson recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married July 15, 1945, in St. Louis.
50th anniversary - Darlene and Elmer Flategraff
Darlene and Elmer Flategraff, Pequot Lakes, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married July 2, 1955, in Pequot Lakes.
Wedding planned - Sarah Harmon and Noel Borden
Sarah Harmon and Noel Borden announce their engagement. Parents are Mark and Linda Harmon, Grand Forks, N.D., and Cliff and Deb Borden, Merrifield. An Aug. 6 wedding is planned at Immaculate Heart Church in Crosslake.
50th anniversary - William and Rebecca Hansen
William and Rebecca Hansen, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family. They were married July 17, 1955, in York, N.D.
Wedding planned - Gina Lynn Fornshell and Aric Eugene Tourville
Gina Lynn Fornshell and Aric Eugene Tourville announce their engagement. Parents are Randy and Bonnie Fornshell, St. Cloud, and Marlene Drier, Clear Lake, Wis., and Gene Tourville, Centuria, Wis. An Aug. 6 wedding is planned at Friestad Lutheran Church in Centuria, Wis., with a reception to follow at Trollhaugen Convention Center.
Wedding planned - Amanda Ruzynski and Luke Klingelhofer
Amanda Ruzynski and Luke Klingelhofer announce their engagement. Parents are Fred and Mary Ruzynski, Floodwood, and Tom and Mary Klingelhofer, Aitkin. An Aug. 20 wedding is planned at St. John's Catholic Church in Duluth.
Engagement announced - Melissa Bordwell and Andy Goble
Melissa Bordwell and Andy Goble announce their engagement. Parents are Dick and Garnette Bordwell, Brainerd, and Kent and Anne Goble, Brainerd. A Sept. 24 wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Wedding planned - Cedar Graf and Bradley McGuire
Cedar Graf and Bradley McGuire announce their engagement. Parents are Terry Graf, Bemidji, and Daniel and JoAnne McGuire, Aitkin. An Aug. 20 wedding is planned in Pequot Lakes.
Girls' basketball camps scheduled at Central Lakes
Brad Amundson, the new head women's basketball coach at Central Lakes College, will conduct basketball camps at the CLC gymnasium for interested players.
Inagural event takes off
EAST GULL LAKE -- Matt Reisgraf topped Scott Peterson and P.J. Gorath July 10 in the wakeskate division of the inaugural Northwoods Wakeboard Challenge at Madden's Resort.
Brainerd Parks & Recreation
Men's MS1 Softball
Brainerd rallies past Waterloo
WATERLOO, IOWA -- A seven-run, eight-hit barrage by the visiting Brainerd Blue Thunder in the final two innings led to a 7-5 victory over the Waterloo Bucks Friday.
Upcoming sporting events
Baxter Parks & Recreation
First season has seen ups and downs
Like a yo-yo, an elevator or a roller coaster, the first half of the Brainerd Blue Thunder's inaugural season in the Northwoods League has been an up and down affair.
Bees stung in loss to O'Hara's
WAITE PARK -- The Brainerd Bee's dropped a Lakewood League game 8-3 to O'Hara's Pub Thursday.
Orioles rally to tie
BAXTER -- The score was tight Monday as the Moose Lodge Orioles and the Pepsi Red Sox squared off in Baxter Bronco League play. So close, in fact, that a winner was unable to pull ahead by the end of six innings, resulting in a 4-4 tie.
Advanced remotes tame clicker population
A home theater system solves the problem of tinny TV speakers but introduces a set of new complications -- namely, the number of remote controls required to adjust volume, change channels, set the TiVo or play a DVD.
ATLANTA -- Pamela Elder, a junior at Georgia State University, got hooked when she found some old high school classmates. Next she used the online yearbook of yearbooks to track down people she hadn't seen since grade school.
Amazon.com sitting pretty 10 years after inception
SEATTLE -- Soon after Amazon.com Inc. debuted 10 years ago, Jeff Bezos and his handful of employees spent late summer nights packing books in a tiny warehouse, scrambling to ship a growing gush of orders.
Gunshot recognition system aims to counter crime
CHICAGO -- Police installed video surveillance cameras around town and saw Chicago's murder rate fall to its lowest level in four decades. Now the cops hope to further cut crime by not only watching, but listening, too.
Favorite Vacation Photo
Flor Miller, Brainerd, formerly of Peru, submitted this photo of her husband, Marcus Miller, and his sister, Melissa Miller, as one of her favorite vacation photos.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy and very warm. A chance of thunderstorms in parts of the north and west. Highs from the mid 80s to lower 90s. Cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Haze in the morning. Mostly sunny. Warm. An isolated
State forecast for South Sakota
Wind advisory late tonight and early sunday northwest...
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms
Hot summer sun
Weather drawing by Trever Nordlund of Mrs. Surma's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for North Dakota
...Wind advisory extreme southwest late tonight through sunday
Encore Arts Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood Street, Brainerd.
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