Megan Krystyna Hamdorf, daughter of Bruce and DeeDee Hamdorf, Baxter, was named to the dean's list at Globe Minnesota School of Business in St. Cloud. She is pursuing a veterinarian technician degree. Megan graduated from Central Lakes College in 2006 with honors.
Jason and Ashley (Nelson) Kreps, Jamestown, N.D., a boy, Trevor Steven, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, July 18, 2007. Grandparents are Steven and Terri Nelson, East Gull Lake, Cathy Borgie, Brainerd, and Steve Kreps, Moorhead. Great-grandparents are Barbara Richardson, Brainerd, and Duane and Shyrl Karlstrom, Moorhead.
Brainerd School District results are released
Here is a look at the Brainerd School District's MCA-II test results, school by school, released Sunday by the Minnesota Department of Education:
This was Brainerd
JULY 30 - 100 years ago (1907) - The "sunflower" special, bearing the shows of the C.W. Parker shows, will arrive in Brainerd tomorrow afternoon over the N.P. from Fargo. This train has the reputation of being the finest show train on the road.
When Tim Quintana and his family moved to Brainerd in 1999 he knew about the then Brainerd Mighty Gulls of the Northwoods League but never saw a game.
Bikers and shriners find common ground
The Shrine Oriental Band played for the bikers as they left the Paul Bunyan Sports Bar & Grill parking lot in Baxter. The 2nd Annual Paul Bunyan/Shriner Rally was a fundraiser with all proceeds being donated to the Shriners Hospital for Children. Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
Reading, math scores hold steady
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments - Series II test scores released Sunday by the Minnesota Department of Education found that the percentage of students proficient in math and reading is holding steady in Minnesota compared to last year.
Figures reported for lakes area school districts
Here's a look at the MCA-II testing results for lakes area school districts released Sunday by the Minnesota Department of Education:
"These players helped us keep our faces up. They showed us what the real Iraq is and how we can work hard to be something."
Antiques home show
A $3 ticket to Saturday's Antique Show & Sale turned into $3,000 for Deerwood's Sue Heglund.
Donald E. Larson Jr.
Donald Eugene Larson Jr., resident of Brainerd and formerly of Crosslake, Minn., died Thursday, July 26, 2007.
Violet L. Dukowitz
MOTLEY - Violet L. Dukowitz, age 93, of Motley, passed away late Saturday afternoon, July 28, 2007, at Harmony House in Motley.
John Muhar, 85, Brainerd, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2007, at the Heritage House of Pequot Lakes.
MERRIFIELD - Arthur Schroeder, 81, of rural Merrifield, died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at his home.
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John A. Stanley
MILACA - John A. Stanley, 76, resident of Milaca, died Friday, July 27, 2007, at his summer home in Clitherall.
STAPLES - Joseph Reyna, age 46, of Staples, passed away early Thursday morning, July 26, 2007, at his home in Staples.
Doris M. Voskuilen
LITTLE FALLS - Doris M. Voskuilen, age 84, of Little Falls, Minn., and formerly of Pierz, Minn., and St. Paul, Minn., passed away Friday, July 27, 2007, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
NISSWA - Stanley Larson, age 65, resident of Nisswa, died Sunday, July 29, 2007, at his home.
Charlotte E. Trib
LITTLE FALLS - Charlotte E. Trib, 84-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at her home in Little Falls, Minn.
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As military casualties from mines mounted in Iraq I often wondered why our government did not buy "off the shelf" mine resistant vehicles from South Africa, which has pioneered and built such vehicles since the 1970s. They were used by civilian security contractors so their use was known by our government and military. Instead, we belatedly up-armored the ubiquitous Humvee and still watched our casualties mount. The powers who decided went ahead and started a program to reinvent the wheel with a totally new "MRAP" (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle. No, finally, our secretary of defense has made this program a top priority. What took so long? Someone should be held accountable for this fiasco. MRAP should stand for "Militaries Responses Aren't Pretty."
Hines takes home victory
BARROWS - Luke Hines captured his first checkered flag of the stock car racing season Saturday night at North Central Speedway.
Lightning's season ends with loss
GRAND RAPIDS - The Itasca Indians scored once in the fifth and held on to nip the Lakes Area Lightning 1-0 Sunday night in the final game of a best-of-three playoff series to reach the Region 6B amateur baseball tournament.
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Men's MS1 softball
Baseball on the brain
With a 68-game Northwoods League schedule over the course of 2 1/2 months, it's baseball nearly every day for the Brainerd Blue Thunder.
Bees end regular season with win
The Brainerd Bees ended the regular season with a 4-2 victory over Bemidji in an amateur baseball exhibition game Friday night at Adamson Field.
OAKDALE - The Brainerd Shockers 14-U girls' softball team lost 9-3 to the St. Paul North Polars and was eliminated from the Northern Zone American Fast-pitch Association national tournament Saturday.
St. Mathias advances
PIERZ - Joe Tautges homered, doubled and drove in five runs to help the St. Mathias Devils past the St. Stephen Steves 11-8 in a winners' bracket game in the Region 8C amateur baseball tournament Sunday night.
Blue Thunder lose in 17th inning
LaCROSSE, Wis. - The Brainerd Blue Thunder have played in their share of unusual games this season.
Baxter wins regional title
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Baxter captured the Midwest 11-U Cal Ripken regional baseball championship Sunday with a 5-1 victory over Scott County, Mo., at Apollo Field.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Sunny. Highs in the lower 90s east to around 100 west.
Weather drawing by Melissa Besmehn of Ms. Ziegler's fourth-grade class at Nisswa school.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs 85 to 90.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy northeast...Sunny elsewhere. Highs in
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Cooler near the great lakes.
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