Caienna Bierwirth, the daughter of Leigh Blair and Len Bierwirth of Breezy Point, has been awarded a Passport Fund Scholarship by Concordia Language Villages. Bierwirth, a fifth grader at Nisswa Elementary School, will attend Concordia Language Villages Swedish Language Village in northern Minnesota from August 18-23.
A 20-year-old Arden Hills woman was injured Sunday after the vehicle she was driving rolled over on Business Highway 371 just south of Brainerd.
Dollar-saving forges new trend
There are 10 area motels that are part of the Brainerd-Baxter Lodging Association with 601 units.
After 65 years, married life keeps its sweetness for Bob and Dorothy Janes
EAST GULL LAKE -- They met more than 70 years ago as freshmen in a calculus class at Macalester College in St. Paul.
Short on money, Little Falls sisters leave for mission work anyway
LITTLE FALLS (AP) -- Four Franciscan sisters are going to Mexico for mission work despite being short the $40,000 they need for the trip.
Pilot injured in Mille Lacs plane crash dies
ROBBINSDALE, (AP) -- The pilot injured in a plane crash Friday in Mille Lacs County has died.
SECRET FORMULA TO SUCCESS?
IDEAL CORNERS -- Bob and Lynn Scharenbroich know the secret to getting people to come back to their resort.
Mike Edman (left) and Sean Geraghty of the "Burnt Dogs" Cooking Team turned the chicken on the four grills located behind their tent at the Great Northern BBQ Saturday in downtown Brainerd.
Luck key ingredient to winning cook-off
When asked what the key to winning a cook-off is, many professional barbequers had the same one-word response: Luck.
Suicide prevention meeting planned
Suicide is the No. 2 cause of death in Minnesota for persons ages 15-44. Brainerd adolescent units report that there are 2-3 admissions for teen-related suicides per month.
The Dispatch's new health magazine, Health Watch, will be featured Tuesday.
Albin R 'Swede' Wolvert
Mr. Albin R. "Swede" Wolvert, 59, of Brainerd, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2003, at his home. He was born December 21, 1943, in Brainerd to Jer
Mark Steven Robinson
Mark Steven Robinson, 34, of Pequot Lakes, formerly of Grand Rapids, died at home on July 17, 2003.
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Much has been written lately about our local "peace group" being denied access to the Fourth of July parade. First, let me say they had every right to be included. That said, let's go on to bigger and better issues. This group is primarily a publicity-seeking organization and all the ballyhoo has given them more publicity than they could ever have hoped for!
Issues of fairness considered by council
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
Taking the blame
President Bush should know it's not so much the misdeed but the cover-up that drags down an administration's reputation.
North Central Speedway results
Child survives crash that kills parents, brother
MANKATO (AP) -- At the funeral for his parents and newborn brother, 2-year-old Seth Hansford Day took the hand of his grandfather and watched curiously.
Extension service names 18 regional centers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota Extension Service said Monday it's shedding its county offices in favor of 18 regional centers in response to budget reductions.
Families say goodbye to 1,100 Minnesota National Guard members
ST. PAUL -- Four years ago, Capt. Benjamin Wiener moved his wedding date so he could tie the knot before heading to Bosnia.
Rising water worries homeowners
ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (AP) -- Lakefront homeowners in Wright County are looking for relief from water that is creeping closer to their doorsteps and basements.
St. Paul girl drowns in St. Croix River
HUDSON, Wis. (AP) -- A St. Paul girl drowned while celebrating her 10th birthday with family members on an island in the St. Croix River, authorities said.
Buckman hangs on, wins Victory East
BUCKMAN -- The Buckman Billygoats needed an extra game and 12 innings to capture the Victory League East championship Sunday.
Victory League Results
Brainerd, Baxter square off
The Brainerd Explosion and the Baxter Stingers were the lone two teams standing in the Minnesota Sports Federation Summer 14-under slow-pitch state softball tournament in Sauk Rapids this weekend.
Rebels roll to victory in Victory North
FORT RIPLEY -- Adam Hardy scored three times and Dan Kirkpatrick twice in the Fort Ripley Rebels Victory League North championship romp over the St. Mathias Saints Sunday.
Twins are back in business
MINNEAPOLIS -- What a difference a three-day break made for the Minnesota Twins.
Twins finish off sweep of Oakland
Torii Hunter and the Minnesota Twins look like a playoff contender once again.
I love to swim
Weather drawing by Savannah Abersoll of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance for showers and thunderstorms. Highs mainly in the 70s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly sunny with scattered showers or thunderstorms spreading from west to east by afternoon. Highs from the mid 70s northeast to the 80s southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms and showers west this afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs from the mid 70s northeast to the mid 80s southwest.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of late morning and afternoon showers and thunderstorms statewide. Highs mainly in the 70s...With a few 60s far northeast.
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