Andrew Petersen and Michael Garry have each received a $500 Father Paul Schwietz Memorial Scholarship sponsored by St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Nisswa. Both are 2005 honor graduates of Brainerd High School, and both plan to attend the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
Five injured in four-vehicle collision near Pine River
PINE RIVER -- Five people were injured in a four-vehicle collision at 1:15 p.m. Saturday on Highway 371 just north of Pine River, the State Patrol reported.
"I've been criticized for the last couple of years. 'Why would I change my game?' This is why. First, second and first in the last three majors. That's why."
What drives volunteer? Getting behind wheel
Byron "Red" Clifford loves to drive.
McKinnley Schnagl retrieved the baseball for the dunking booth customers Saturday while her dad, Derik Schnagl took the perch in the booth at the Mission Township Fire Fair at Mission Park.
This was Brainerd
JULY 18 - 60 years ago (1945) - Ensign Daniel Croswell, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.R. Croswell, 509 North Bluff, was aboard an American naval ship during the typhoon off the Philippines which wrecked a number of ships.
Herlofsky puts off fun in sun, seeks ways to save
HONOLULU -- Crow Wing County Administrator Peter Herlofsky Jr. could be at the beach. The turquoise and sandy shores of Waikiki, no less.
Genevieve A. Soger
Genevieve Alice Soger, age 75, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, July 15, 2005, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Doloria C. Jabas
LITTLE FALLS -- Doloria C. Jabas, 87-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn.
Richard R. Roiger
AITKIN -- Richard R. Roiger, age 75, of Aitkin, Formerly of the Twin Cities, died Friday, July 15, 2005, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin, Minn.
Joanne M. Hartji
Joanne M. Hartji, age 52, resident of Brainerd, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at her home.
RANDALL -- Clara Copley, 83-year-old resident of Randall, Minn., died Sunday, July 18, 2005, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn.
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Lloyd F. Sams
STAPLES -- Lloyd F. Sams, age 90, of Staples, died Saturday afternoon, July 16, 2005, at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples.
Bernice 'Bea' Reh
FORT RIPLEY -- Bernice "Bea" Reh, age 77, Fort Ripley resident, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at her home.
Budget boost could be temporary
The latest deficit news is good instead of the usual grim, which is certainly a welcome change. The Bush administration released revised deficit estimates Wednesday projecting that the fiscal 2005 shortfall would be $333 billion -- nearly $100 billion less than it had anticipated in February and far below last year's record $412 billion deficit. That followed a similarly upbeat assessment from the Congressional Budget Office, which reported last week that it expects this year's deficit to be "significantly less than $350 billion, perhaps below $325 billion."
Arab genocide, Arab silence
What responsibility do Arabs have to stop genocide being committed by Arabs?
It's time to go on the offensive
The bombings in London demonstrate the perils of playing defense, rather than offense, in the war on terrorism. Yet almost four years after the Sept. 11 attacks, many of our political leaders have become complacent. Prominent Democrats, such as Jimmy Carter and once-again presidential candidate Joe Biden, demand the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, but they have no idea where the al-Qaida prisoners should go.
OTHER OPINION: AFGHANISTAN
The helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed eight Navy SEALs last month was the worst single-day death toll in the proud unit's history. The London subway and bus bombings were yet another display of coordinated al-Qaida-style slaughter.
Blue Thunder stomp Alex in game one
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd Blue Thunder powered its way past the Alexandria Beetles 11-4 in the first game of a Northwoods League baseball doubleheader Sunday.
Aitkin tops Pierz, earns No. 4 seed
Brian Burman drove in two runs with a double and single to lead the Aitkin Gobblers to a 5-2 American Legion baseball victory over Pierz Thursday.
Fort wins two to win division
HARDING -- Jim Kramer hit a two-run home run in the first inning and the Fort Ripley Rebels scored three more runs in the second inning to top the Harding Dinosaurs 5-3 in the second game of the double-elimination championship Sunday.
Sisters in the saddle
On a farm east of Brainerd where, "You are always bound to find someone," there are two young wranglers who have accomplished some big feats. Getting to the Little Britches National Rodeo has become somewhat of a routine for Madison and Mackenzie Cleys.
Same names keep popping up at NCS
BARROWS -- Collecting their second main feature wins was the order of the night Saturday for several racers at North Central Speedway.
A record high temperature of 96 degrees was set Sunday in Brainerd, the Weather Channel reported, breaking the previous record of 94 degrees in 1964. Temperatures were expected to drop into the low 60s Sunday night and only reach a high of 75 by Monday.
Weather drawing by Elizabeth Thurlow of Mrs. Minerich's
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy northwest. Mostly cloudy central and
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms east half mainly in the morning. Highs around 80 northwest to 90 southeast. .
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly cloudy east and sunny west. Highs from around 70
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs from the upper 70s northeast to near 90 southwest.
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