It can be a hectic life for those working in an area renown as a vacation destination.
Susan M. Holden, a native of Backus, and partner at the Sieben, Grose, Von Holtum & Carey Law Firm, was recently recognized among the top 1 percent of Minnesota personal injury attorneys in a statewide survey of her peers.
Last Turn hopes combo will work
Efforts to combine a longtime downtown Brainerd business with a next-door restaurant may be the key to the eatery's success.
The Brainerd Fire Department was called at 8:19 p.m. Thursday to Harrison Elementary School to what turned out to be a false alarm.
LITTLE FALLS -- Three people were arrested in Little Falls Wednesday for conspiracy to sell crack cocaine, Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel said Friday.
Brainerd City Hall Council Chambers
8 a.m. Monday -- Planning Commission on-site inspection of proposed flat of Wolf Lookout, Sec. 25, Irondale
ONAMIA -- A 61-year-old Onamia man was killed in a one-vehicle accident Friday on Highway 27, east of Onamia, reported the Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Department.
Regular meeting agenda
Minnesota News Council can help with media complaints
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Child in need
What a job Gary Walters did for Kinship Partners in recruiting new adult partners. Words can never express how grateful we are but we at KP think you're the best, Gary.
This was Brainerd
60 years ago (1944) - Martha Ohlson and Henry Nyquist will be featured in a comic duet, "The Pals," tonight in the regular weekly concert of the Brainerd City Band at Gregory Park.
Free speech symposium is Wednesday
The League of Minnesota Cities, in conjunction with the Rosenmeier Center, will host a symposium on free speech from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. 1
Cancer survivor puts stress on support role
Six years ago, Terri Monroe never imagined being diagnosed with cancer.
Unexpected dinner guests
Sandhill cranes fed at a mineral block Thursday in Diane Schilling's backyard off Crow Wing County Road 45 south of Brainerd. Schilling puts out the mineral block for the deer but for two days four sandhill cranes fed on the block. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Samuelson sees need for cooperation to save treatment center
Don Samuelson, who previously represented the Brainerd area in both houses of the Legislature, filed Friday to seek the District 12A House seat.
"I'm just very, very sorry that it's come to this, that a small personal matter has been able to be blown out of all proportion, and with such venom and such gore -- I mean, it's just terrible."
Wynona Prozinski Durham, 79, a resident of Brainerd, Minn., formerly of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Thursday, July 15, 2004, at St. Cloud Hospital.
EAST GULL LAKE -- Marlene M. Dore, age 60, of East Gull Lake, Minn., and Old Cypress, Naples, Fla., former 35-year resident of Bloomington, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Marlene was born on July 8, 1944, in Cresco, Iowa, to Raymond and Marjorie (Blaser) Bauer.
HACKENSACK -- Minnie Clausen, age 65, of Hackensack, Minn., passed away Friday, July 16, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home in Pine River.
Lewis F. Blanchard
OTTERTAIL -- Lewis F. Blanchard, age 67, of Ottertail, died Thursday, July 15, 2004, at Perham Memorial Hospital and Home. Memorial services are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, July 20, at 11 a.m. at the Staples Missionary Alliance Church. Complete obituary will follow. Arrangements entrusted to Brenny Funeral Home of Staples.
Harry Simons Jr.
ONAMIA -- Harry Simons Jr., a 61-year-old resident of Onamia, passed away Friday, July 16, 2004, as a result on a vehicle accident, east of Onamia. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Onamia, Minn., with Rev. Richard Fitzer officiating.
Helen B. Maciej
LITTLE FALLS -- Helen B. Maciej, 92, a resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Thursday, July 15, 2004, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn.
Lawrence 'Lars' James Nelson
STAPLES -- Lawrence "Lars" James Nelson left this world on Wednesday afternoon, July 14, 2004. He died while jogging on a hot, dry stretch of country road that leads to his favorite place on earth, Ingomar, Mo. While he passed too soon, we know that he died happy, doing something he liked to do in the place he loved. A visitation service will be held on Sunday, July 18, from 7-9 p.m. at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples, Minn. A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 19, at 1 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Please come and have one last conversation with Lars, we know he would love it if you did.
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The Custom Rod Builders Guild is hosting its annual North Central Regional Get-Together Aug. 20-22 in Park Falls, Wis., home of St. Croix Rods. Custom rod builders from throughout the nation will be on hand for a weekend of rod building with hands-on instruction from the experts.
It's hard to beat the redtail chub minnow
Hands down the redtail chub is the minnow of choice around here for walleye anglers. Because of the demand they aren't always easy to get your mitts on. They're not cheap either at $6 to $10 a dozen.
Graceful plant becomes unwanted exotic
Rounding the bend of a narrow dirt road that wound through the rocky high bluffs of the Utah backcountry, we came upon a plant I hadn't seen for many years. Hugging a frail ribbon of a creek was a thicket of tamarisk in full bloom.
Now's the time for perch, panfish
Brian Brosdahl makes his living guiding for walleyes in the Bemidji area. But when he wants to have fun he chases jumbo perch and big bluegills.
Dove hunt biggest gain by outdoorsmen
The following is a summary of issues of interest to hunters, anglers, bird watchers and conservationists that were resolved before the Minnesota Legislature adjourned in May.
Aug. 6 -- Game Fair, Armstrong Kennels, Anoka
Worming his way to the top
DEERWOOD -- Rob Prekker wants the world to know he's got worms. A sign on his front lawn says so.
Amanda Gilson and Bill Woitalla announce their engagement. Parents are Doug and Diane Gilson, Brainerd, and Allen and Debbie Woitalla, Harding. An Aug. 21 wedding is planned at Harding.
April Lintner and Michael Fourre were married Oct. 11, 2003, at The Hall of Fauntleroy, Seattle, Wash., with Pastor Dennis Niva officiating.
Rebecca Gould and Nathan Thiesse were married Nov. 1, 2003, at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, Mich., with Father Kenneth O'Malley officiating.
Nancy Fenger, Grand Forks, N.D., formerly of Brainerd, recently celebrated her 97th birthday on July 13.
Jessica Jasman and Michael Moroni announce their engagement. Parents are Randy and Linda Jasman, Merrifield, and Thomas and Connie Moroni, Brainerd. A summer wedding is planned.
Knute Brumberg will celebrate his 80th birthday with a luncheon from 1-5 p.m. July 25 at the South Long Lake Town Hall. No gifts please.
Christine Alt and Shane Keran announce their engagement. Parents are Brian and Joyce Alt, Pillager, and Doug and Julie Keran, Baxter. A July 30 wedding is planned.
Kathryn Kahle and Erik Roberts announce their engagement. Parents are Garry and Chris Kahle, Little Canada, and Bud and Debbie Roberts, Baxter. A Sept. 18 wedding is planned at St. Odilia Catholic Church in Shoreview.
Four generations recently gathered were Reece Haberman, son, Mesa, Ariz.; Cory Haberman, father, Mesa, Ariz.; Warren Haberman, grandfather, Lake Shore; and Anita O'Dell, great-grandmother, Pierz.
Libby Carlson and Greg Gearey were married June 18, 2004, on the shores of Deer Lake in Effie with Pastor Christian Meyer of Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa.
Linda Lauer and Roy Nouis announce their engagement. Parents are Michael and Deborah Lauer, Nisswa, and LeRoy and Beverly Nouis, Little Falls. An August wedding is planned at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa.
Richard and Carol Park, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married July 24, 1954, in Hackensack.
Katie Zaske and Christopher Raimann announce their engagement. Parents are Doug and Diane Zaske, Pine River, and Jay and Becky Raimann, Hastings. An Oct. 9 wedding is planned at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pine River.
Anna Norman and Justin Burnard announce their engagement. Parents are Steve and Debbie Norman, Pine River, and Sue Burnard and Ron and Cyndi Burnard, Brainerd. An Aug. 7 wedding is planned at Riverview Church in Pine River.
Thank you Nisswa Freedom Day parade participants who voluntarily made a financial donation to the Nisswa Chamber which helped defray materials expensed by the chamber prior to and during this event. To the following we say thank you again for helping to make the parade a success and continually supporting the Nisswa community:
Candace M. Walters and Justin C. Wilhelm announce their engagement. Parents are Dwayne and Lois Walters, Eagan, and Terry and Renae Wilhelm, New Ulm. An Oct. 30 wedding is planned at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with a reception at TMaxwell's in Staples.
Valeria Fernandez and Tyler Christensen were married May 15, 2004, on the Desert Princess paddleboat on Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Ariz.
Irma and Marvin Zimmerman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-5 p.m. July 25 at their son's home, 8089 Garden View Road, Nisswa. No gifts. The event will be hosted by their children.
Lori Mortenson and James Francis were married May 15, 2004, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Deephaven with Deacon James McDonald officiating.
Brainerd Parks and Recreation
Men's MS1 Softball
Piper Jaffray jumps four spots into first
The Piper Jaffray team moved up four spots to overtake the top spot of the men's golf league at the Legacy Courses at Craguns Thursday by earning 28.5 points for a total of 59.
Jindra strikes it rich
Courtney Jindra is a third generation bowler whose main goal is to advance to a national tournament with her mother and grandmother.
Explosion slow-pitch team wins state title
The Brainerd Explosion girls' slow-pitch softball team snapped a 9-9 tie with a 13-run sixth inning to defeat the Oakdale Polars 22-10 in the championship game of the United States Specialty Sports Association state tournament July 11 in North St. Paul.
Baxter Parks and Recreation
BAXTER PETITE SOFTBALL
Skills come first for area soccer players
From 1997 to 2001, the Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer program was a perennial cellar dweller in the Central Lakes Conference. During those first five years the Warriors compiled an 11-71-2 record.
A young man's game
At age 25, Derek Schlieve isn't far removed from the players he'll be leading in the 2004 season.
Little Falls edges Aitkin
AITKIN -- Eric Jelinski hit a two-run home run and Kevin Knopik drove in another run, all in the first inning, to lead the Little Falls Legion baseball team to a 3-2 win Thursday over Aitkin.
Favorite Vacation Photo
Of the more than 1,000 digital photos Stan Edin, of Staples, took on his trip, this was his favorite. Edin took this photo while he was wandering around an island just south of a small fishing village in Kalvag, Norway, about four hours by jet ferry north of Bergen. "As I walked over a hill and down to the sea, this is the scene that greeted me. The tranquility of it all was overwhelming," he said.
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Weather drawing by Catlin Young in the Baxter class of Mrs. Surma.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in eastern wisconsin in the morning. Highs mainly in the 70s. Slightly cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s.
State forecast for N.D.
This afternoon...Mostly sunny. Highs from the mid 80s to the lower
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms west and central early this morning. Highs in the 80s east to the mid 90s southwest.
State forecast for Minnesota
This afternoon...Hazy sunshine. Highs in the middle 70s to lower
The Crosslake Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Crosslake Community Center. They will be touring the Living Legacy Gardens in Staples.
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