Beth Lash, the daughter of Jenny and Mike Holden of Brainerd, graduated from St. Cloud State University. Lash earned a bachelor's of science in special education with a specialization in developmental disabilities. Lash accepted a special education teaching position at Talahi Elementary School in St. Cloud.
Joseph Thomas Kroll, 20, Brainerd, was sentenced to two days jail, placed on one year supervised probation and fined $300.
A 31-year-old Little Falls man was killed in a motorcycle accident about 7 p.m. Saturday on Fourth Street Northwest in Brainerd, just north of Jackson Street.
"We have a reason to believe they'll try to hit us before the election."
This was Brainerd
100 years ago (1904) - The Four Hundred had a dance last Saturday which was attended by 12 boys and 3 girls.
ONAMIA -- The Minnesota Historical Society welcomes two students to join its staff.
Here's the News
WALKER -- Huey Lewis claimed "the heart of rock and roll is still beating" in the capper to the 13th annual Moondance Jam Saturday, but it was lesser-known regional acts Kory and the Fireflies and search for george who proved that statement true.
Minnie C. Clausen
HACKENSACK -- Minnie C. Clausen, age 65, of Hackensack, formerly of Minneapolis and Bloomington, passed away Friday, July 16, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd after a courageous battle with cancer. Born November 26, 1938 in Hillman, MN to Earl and Florence (Brown) Keehr.
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Dennis A. O'Neil
AITKIN -- Dennis A. O'Neil, age 76 of Aitkin died Friday, July 16, 2004 at his home.
David L. Bettschen
BAXTER -- David Louis Bettschen, age 68, of Baxter, died Saturday, July 17, 2004 at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. David was born July 6, 1936 in Fargo, ND to Robert and Edna (Rudrud) Bettschen.
Jason R. Walters
Jason R. Walters 31 year old resident of Brainerd, MN formerly of Little Falls, MN died Saturday as the result of a motorcycle accident in Brainerd, MN. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN.
STAPLES -- Ruth Christle, 87, Staples, died Friday, July 16, 2004, in at North Country Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bemidji. Funeral services will be Monday, July 19, 2 p.m., at Staples Assembly of God Church. Interment will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.
Careyl A. Burton
EVELETH -- Careyl A. Burton 89 year old resident of Eveleth, MN formerly of Little Falls, MN passed away Friday, July 16 at Arrowhead Senior Living Community in Eveleth, MN. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN.
OTTERTAIL -- Lewis Blanchard, 67, Ottertail, died Friday, July 15, at his home. Memorial services will be Tuesday, July 20, 11 a.m., at Staples Missionary Alliance Church, with Reverend Harold Salem officiating. Interment will be private.
Alice A. Avant
CROSBY -- Alice A. Avant age 79 of Crosby died on Saturday, July 17, 2004 at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. She was born on Sept. 30, 1924 in Okinawa Japan to Kama and Masako (Hieyane) Arakaki. She married Donald R. Avant on Jan. 18, 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
ROYALTON -- Ron Kasella, age 50, a resident of Hennepin Illinois, formerly of the Royalton area died July 16 Friday in Spring Valley, Ill.
LITTLE FALLS -- David Monk 49 year old resident of Little Falls, MN passed away Saturday, July 17 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Brainerd, MN. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Mn.
After reading "The Greatest Generation," and many more books including "Band of Brothers" and being a World War II vet myself, now I see on the front page of the Sunday, July 11, 2004, Dispatch the changing of the guard. While looking at the pictures of Gaylord Zelinske and Don Hauck, a lump comes to my throat.
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Brainerd splits with Cold Spring
The Brainerd VFW baseball team lost 9-4 to Cold Spring in the first game of a doubleheader before rebounding to win the second game 10-6 Friday in Cold Spring.
14-hit attack powers Brainerd
PAYNESVILLE -- The Brainerd Legion baseball team kept the wheels rolling as it traveled to Paynesville and came away with its ninth straight victory, winning 11-8.
Four of a kind
Baxter's Mark Johnson won his fourth consecutive Wissota Street Stock feature Saturday night at North Central Speedway. Other main feature winners were polesitters Brad Jensen and John Thompson in Wissota Super Stock and Wissota Midwest Modified and Charlie Peterson in NCS Pure Stock.
Brainerd wins, sets up showdown with Harding
After losing for the third time to the Harding Dinosaurs Saturday, the Brainerd Braves bounced back to beat the Fort Ripley Rebels 14-1 Sunday in Victory League North Division baseball playoffs.
Bees drop two of three
COLD SPRING -- The Brainerd Bees had a start at the Cold Spring amateur baseball tournament, losing to Austin 3-0 and Minneapolis 4-1 before bouncing back to beat Shakopee 1-0.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...A chance of thunderstorms west this morning...Then partly
Sun on the water
Weather drawing by Hannah Hennen of Mrs. Surma's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of showers or thunderstorms west.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy.A chance of morning showers and thunderstorms
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms northwest this morning...A chance of afternoon thunderstorms west. Highs from near 90 northeast to around 103 south central.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the low to mid 80s.
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