Racers roar into Brainerd
The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals begin Thursday and run through Sunday at Brainerd International Raceway.
Shaun and Kimberly Anderson, a girl, Molly Kim, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, July 26, 2008. Grandparents are Robert and Kathleen Anderson and Michael and Laurel Brusseau. Great-grandparents are Bernice Rock and Melbourne Allenbaugh.
This was Brainerd
30 years ago (1978) - Brainerd's annual Crazy Days celebration was in full swing today with throngs of shoppers looking for bargains downtown, at the mall and at Tyrol hills.
The following students have graduated from Bemidji State University:
1st - Vince Driessen GL6
Pedal to peddle
When you buy an ice cream treat from Amanda and Tyler Jay, you are literally helping to pay their way through college.
Amanda and Tyler Jay
Ages: Amanda is 17, a junior at Brainerd High School, while her brother, Tyler, is 15 and a ninth-grader at BHS South Campus.
GULL LAKE - Twenty-four sailboats took over a good portion of Gull Lake Saturday and Sunday for the 48th Annual Fun Regatta sponsored by the Gull Lake Yacht Club.
BAXTER - Esther Severson of Baxter passed away early Sunday morning at her home.
LITTLE FALLS - Virginia Tuholsky, 76-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2008, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn.
Stanley M. Hanna
LITTLE FALLS - Stanley M. Hanna, age 72, of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at his residence.
Michael J. Plante
LITTLE FALLS - Michael "Mick" James Plante, age 57, of rural Little Falls, Minn., passed away from cancer Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at his residence.
Open Forum: Obama's views on Israel
In my view, Barack Obamas to a large American-Jewish organization was actually a skillful presentation promising less support for Israel even though theyre our most reliable ally.
A changing culture in the Senate
WASHINGTON - Senators are great glad-handers, not just with their constituents but with each other. Every time a vote is called, they mill around in front of the rostrum, grabbing hands and shoulders, or patting each other's back.
Executive power: Defeated in court again
Albert Einstein is said to have described insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The Bush administration would be wise to take heed of these words.
Use oil efficiently
U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann has joined the growing list of those who insist we must drill for oil wherever it may be in order to lower fuel prices.
MONTREAL - Adonis Stevenson of Canada stopped Crosby-Ironton High School graduate Anthony "The Bullet" Bonsante of Shakopee in the first round in a scheduled 12-round bout for the WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title Friday night.
Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
WHAT: 27th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, the 16th of 24 events in the NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series. Drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle earn points toward NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series world championships.
Huskies bite Thunder
DULUTH - Matt Benedict and Justin Saufley limited Brainerd to four hits but the Duluth Huskies had to score in the bottom of the 10th to nip the Blue Thunder 7-6 in Northwoods League baseball Saturday night at Wade Stadium.
At Pierz Legion Park
He almost didn't have a ride
Dave Connolly finished in the Powerade Series top five for the fourth consecutive year in 2007 and competed in the inaugural Countdown to Four and Countdown to One in the NHRA's first-year playoff system.
Ness, S-M state-bound
CROSSLAKE - Trevor Ness went 4-for-4 with five RBIs and propelled the Staples-Motley Legion to the District 6 Division II championship Saturday following a 12-2 six-inning victory over Paynesville.
Lastrup earns state trip
SOBIESKI - The Lastrup Lakers earned their first trip to the Class C state tournament with an 11-2 victory over the St. Stephen Steves in the Region 8C amateur baseball tournament Sunday.
Bees fall to Coon Rapids
COLD SPRING - Second-seeded Coon Rapids scored five times in the second inning and sixth in the sixth to defeat the No. 6 Brainerd Bees 11-6 in the Region 7B amateur baseball tournament Saturday.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms this morning south...Then becoming partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Partly to mostly cloudy...With a chance of showers and thunderstorms north. Highs from the lower 80s north...To the mid 80s south. Cooler near the great lakes.
The Nation's Weather
Strong winds and high seas were expected to lash the Gulf Coast Monday as Tropical Storm Edouard gains strength and moves toward an expected landfall Tuesday in Texas.
State forecast for Iowa
...Heat advisory southern half of iowa through this evening...
Weather drawing by Nikita Duscher of Mrs. Larsons fifth-grade class at Forestview school.
State forecast for Minnesota
...Dense fog advisory west central and central minnesota through mid
State forecast for North Dakota
.Rest of today...Mostly cloudy west and southwest with numerous
State forecast for South Dakota
Dense fog advisory early this morning northeast...
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