Paul is getting a makeover
Josh Porter's link to Paul Bunyan continues to grow.
Meyer promoted to head Atomic Learning in LF
LITTLE FALLS - Atomic Learning Inc. announced Dan Meyer was promoted to chief executive officer.
Plans show J.C. Penney moving to Baxter
J.C. Penney Co. Inc. is building a new store in Baxter.
Operation Round Up donations distributed
The Crow Wing Power Community Trust Board donated more than $54,000 to area community programs during a July meeting.
The Brainerd Noon Rotary Club Change of Gavel Ceremony was June 26.
Daniel and Molly (Potter) Schroeder, Ironton, a boy, Jack Anders, 9 pounds, 2 ounces, June 8, 2007. Grandparents are Bob and Lori Schroeder, Breezy Point, and Mark and Claire Milkovich, Deerwood, and Daniel and Brenda Potter, Ironton. Great-grandparents are Elizabeth Schroeder, Mountain Iron, and Allen and Mary Lou Chambers, Ironton. Great-great-grandmother is Virginia Chambers, Marysville, Wash.
Crow Wing County meetings planned
The Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Airport conference room.
Brainerd City Council
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
Car bursts into flames after crash
A semitrailer and a car collided head-on on U.S. 169 Wednesday afternoon, rupturing the semitrailer's fuel tank on impact and leaving the semi in flames, the State Patrol reported.
Countdown to Brainerd International Raceway
The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals open at Brainerd International Raceway Thursday and run through Sunday. Details, all week long, in sports.
Firefighters respond to grass fire Friday
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a small grass fire at 12:24 p.m. Friday near Lazy Acre Mobile Home Park near the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport.
A woman Tuesday reported to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's office that she was at the St. Mathias Bar when someone rode a horse through the bar.
Brothers are waiting for their partners
We at Kinship Partners are getting in gear for an end-of-summer party. It's unbelievable how fast the summer has flown by.
Volunteer opportunities for August
AMERICAN RED CROSS Tom Bickford 218-821-3598
Rollin' Rangers to camp
AKELEY - The Rollin' Rangers August campout will be Aug. 20-22 at the Akeley City Park in Akeley. Hosts are the Wodarzs and Youngs. For further information call secretary Elaine Sauer at 829-7292.
This was Brainerd
60 years ago (1947) - Temperatures mounted to 104 degrees in Brainerd at 1:15 p.m. today, marking the hottest day on record here since 1936.
On Saturday, July 21, almost 100 Kinship Partners were treated to a very fun night at the Brainerd Blue Thunder baseball game. Charter Communications and Charter Media, along with the Brainerd Blue Thunder Baseball Organization, once again sponsored "Kinship Night" at the Blue Thunder's game that night. They provided free tickets to the game and dinner for every Kinship Partner who came. They also arranged for one of our partnerships to throw out the first pitch, and let 4 of our junior partners enjoy being the bat boys and girls during the game as well. The smiles on everyone's faces showed how much fun they had, and how much they appreciated the opportunity to attend the game. Thank you Charter Communications, Charter Media, and Brainerd Blue Thunder for giving our partners this very fun opportunity! Most of all, thank you for your continuing support of the mission of Kinship Partners.
MUCH OBLIGED - 2
The eighth annual Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure was held on Saturday, July 7, at Forestview Middle School. We would like to thank the almost 2,200 participants who took time out of their holiday weekend to support us in our efforts. To the members of the 61 teams that took part in our event, your enthusiasm is contagious. Thank you for putting in the extra time to organize, prepare and support us. In addition, we thank the many people who made additional donations and participated in our fundraising events. We are also very grateful to our local sponsors: stellaslist.com, Cub Foods of Brainerd and Baxter, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Lakewood Health Systems, Brainerd Dispatch, Mills Ford of Brainerd, Nisswa Women's Club, Qwest Communications, Radco Truck Accessory Center/Silver Star, Russell Herder, and St. Joseph's Medical Center. Your willingness to partner with us by assisting both monetarily and in-kind is valued and deeply appreciated.
How safe are area bridges?
A report released Friday by MnDOT indicates several lakes area bridges are rated structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.
Farmers feeling drought's impact
Drought conditions have struck central Minnesota for the second year in a row, leaving distraught farmers in the weather's wake.
LOCAL NEWS BRIEFS
The third annual Brainerd Lakes Downhill Drags Soap Box Derby race of the season will be 11 a.m. Aug. 18 at the Brainerd Area Civic Center parking lot.
Periodic lane closures are next in construction project
Motorists will encounter single-lane traffic Sunday night on Highway 210 just east of the Crow Wing County Regional Airport entrance to Ironton, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported in an update on the Highway 210 project.
Sisters find fair medallion
After years of being tantalizingly close, two Brainerd sisters can now look skeptics in the eye with glee.
25 years of music at WE Fest
Country rock singer Keith Urban performed Friday at WE Fest near Detroit Lakes. Urban finished the day's entertainment at the country music festival.
Good news for Crow Wing Power users
PEQUOT LAKES - The checks are in the mail - about 50,000 of them.
Walker man faces murder charge
A 23-year-old Walker man was arraigned Friday in a Bemidji courthouse on charges of third-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter and two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the death of his pregnant girlfriend and her unborn child in a vehicle accident Wednesday near Backus.
Bernard D. Westre
LITTLE FALLS - Bernard D. Westre, 81-year-old resident of Little Falls, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at St. Gabriel's Hospital.
Juanita Okerlund Sable
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. - Juanita "Ike" Sable, age 80, died Monday, July 30, 2007, in Diamond Bar, Calif. A memorial service will be held at Westminster Memorial Park on Aug. 20, 2007, and internment will be at Westminster Memorial Park.
Ernest 'Ernie' Wozniak
Ernest A. "Ernie" Wozniak, age 87, of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Arland M. Carlson
ROYALTON - Arland M. Carlson, age 72 of Royalton, Minn., passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
DANVILLE, Ill. - Marietta (Dunlap) Welge, age 61, of Danville, Ill., formerly of Urbana, passed away at 1:55 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. She was born Jan. 5, 1946, in Taylorville, Ill., the daughter of Roy and Marcella (Prasun) Dunlap. Marietta married Gary Michael Welge on July 8, 1967, at the St. Marys Catholic Church in Taylorville. He survives. She is also survived by her mother; one daughter, Susan Marie McNew; and three grandsons, Aidan, Collin and Ryan. She was preceded in death by her father.
Verdelle E. Goble
Verdelle E. Goble, 76, Brainerd, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at St. Joseph's Medical Center after an accident.
Roger A. Villnow
Roger A. Villnow, age 59, resident of Brainerd, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, in Willmar.
Lorraine Cardle Maynard
Lorraine Cardle Maynard, 88, passed away peacefully Aug 1, 2007.
Wayne A. Fankhauser
LITTLE FALLS - Wayne A. Fankhauser, 76-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn. passed away Aug. 2, 2007, at St. Jospeh's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Margie L. Bauer
Margie L. Bauer, 103, of Brainerd, died Aug. 1, 2007, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village. Memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.
MOTLEY - Doris Dukek, age 81, of Motley, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at Lakewood Care Center in Staples.
LITTLE FALLS - John Mahling, age 74 of Little Falls, died on Aug. 2, 2007, peacefully at home surrounded by family after a year-long battle with cancer.
One vote isn't enough
Since the second ice rink was constructed, Brainerd taxpayers have been subsidizing Minnesota Hockey Camp, a for-profit enterprise. At the request of Finance Committee Chairman ODay, city staff prepared a budget stating 2008 operating costs for summer ice would be $134,563. This cost would require ice usage of 1000 hours at $134 per hour.
Breastfeeding linked to children's mental health
Breastfeeding is of concern to public health officials and other health professionals, particularly those who work with mothers and infants because of overwhelming evidence of its benefits to individuals, families, communities and society as a whole. The effects of breastfeeding, or lack of, reach far into every nook of our nation and planet.
The tragic death of Verdelle Goble has prompted me to finally say what needs to be said: Slow down. Brainerd residents have become careless, crazy and selfish drivers. I have on three seperate occasions stopped for a pedestrian on that very same crosswalk, only to be passed on the right by the person behind me. It's time to realize you need to change your lifestyle so you may slow down on the roadways. The angle of the sun is not a good enough excuse in my opinion. You need to drive the conditions - slowing down if you cannot see well.
Al-Qaida on the brain
President Bush's speech last week arguing that the United States must stay in Iraq to defeat the al-Qaida leadership reassembling there ranks as one of his most vacuous. It drew on intelligence that was conveniently (and perhaps selectively?) declassified in order to make the dubious case that the al-Qaida in Iraq today is the same enemy that attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.
Delta Waterfowl, a non-profit organization that conducts research on waterfowl and wetland ecology, is forming a local chapter in Brainerd.
Bullfrogs transplanted out of their native range can create problems
Worldwide there are about 2,700 species of frogs, but only 14 are found in Minnesota. Six are classified as true frogs, five are species of tree frogs and three are types of toads.
Walleye trail receives a warm welcome in Canada
The Professional Walleye Trail's first venture into Canada was a success, from all reports.
Big walleye makes kinship partners a memorable outing
Last year was my first involvement with Kinship Partners. It was a memorable trip. This year we did it again and had another trip that won't be forgotten.
Dr. Wayne and Jo Little
Dr. Wayne and Jo Little will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family. They were married Aug. 4, 1957.
Amber Karst and Sean Racelo
Amber Karst and Sean Racelo announce their engagement. Parents are Richard and Jan Karst, Pierz, and Jackie and Scott Cook, Louisiana, and Debbie Mitchell and Jade Racelo, Garrison. An Aug. 24 wedding is planned in Pierz.
Robert and Nancy Dambowy
Robert and Nancy Dambowy, Brainerd, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with their family on Sunday. They were married Aug. 5, 1967, in Harding.
Abas (Charlie) Korchari
Abas (Charlie) Korchari will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Ramada Inn. The event is hosted by his children. Refreshments and Charlie's famous rice pudding will be served.
Amy Kalin and Joseph Anderson were married May 27, 2007, at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Elizabethtown, Ky.
Amber McKay and Jamie Hanson
Amber McKay and Jamie Hanson announce their engagement. Parents are John and Peggy McKay, Brainerd, and Todd and Laurie Hanson, Nisswa. A Sept. 29 wedding is planned at Northland Arboretum.
Dwight and Mabel Semler
Dwight and Mabel Semler will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Aug. 11 at the Serpent Lake Park. For more information, call MaryAnne Louks at 546-5209.
Mark and Anne Holub
Mark and Anne Holub, Baxter, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. They were married Aug. 7, 1982.
Jeff and Leigh Ann Roggenkamp
Jeff and Leigh Ann Roggenkamp will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club in Breezy Point. No gifts please. They were married May 22, 1982, in Nisswa.
Amy L. Walker and Ricky L. Walker were married April 14, 2007, at First Lutheran Church in Pillager with Pastor Heather Culris officiating.
Jacqueline Hocking and Darren Beavers
Jacqueline Hocking and Darren Beavers announce their engagement. Parents are Roger and Rita Hocking, Park Rapids, and Roland and Wilma Beavers, Backus. A Sept. 22 wedding is planned at St. Peter the Apostle's Church in Park Rapids with a dance at 7 p.m. at the American Legion in Park Rapids.
Becky Larson and Brent Koons
Becky Larson and Brent Koons announce their engagement. An Aug. 11 wedding is planned in Crosby with a reception following at 17546 Savire Lane, Brainerd.
Myrna Dobson, lifelong area resident now residing at Brainerd Manor, will celebrate her 90th birthday with family and friends at Pelican Lake on Aug. 12.
Florence Ruth (Savor) Brusseau
Florence Ruth (Savor) Brusseau will celebrate her 100th birthday from 2:30-5 p.m. Thursday at the Mississippi Terrace Apartments community room at 215 N.W. 4th Street in Brainerd.
Laura Lockwood and Jason Melin were married Sept. 23, 2006, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Walsh officiating.
Melissa Brown and Andrew Friebohle
Melissa Brown and Andrew Friebohle announce their engagement. Parents are Dave and Barb Brown, Brainerd, and Russ and Connie Friebohle, Fort Ripley. A May 23, 2008, wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Alf and Elaine Jenniges
Alf and Elaine Jenniges will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Sherri and Terry Zetah farm located six miles south of Motley off Highway 10 (mile marker 121). Watch for posted signs. No gifts please.
Melissa C. Schaitberger and James A. Grover
Melissa C. Schaitberger and James A. Grover announce their engagement. Parents are Steve and Margaret Schaitberger, Brainerd, and James and Mary Jane Grover, Princeton. A Sept. 15 wedding is planned at St. Paul's Episcopal, Brainerd.
Kelly Mullican and Blake Kowal were married March 20, 2007, in Maui, Hawaii.
Samantha Lynn Sullivan and Jed Alan Harting
Samantha Lynn Sullivan and Jed Alan Harting announce their engagement. Parents are Theodore and Becky Sullivan, Pillager, and Ron and Sandy Barnett, Pillager, and Bob and Judy Harting, Brainerd. A Sept. 1 wedding is planned in Motley.
Kristy Toft and Ryan Rud were married June 1, 2007, at Jack's Supper Club in North St. Paul.
Five generations recently gathered were Riley Hines, son; Dylan Hines, son; Wesley Hines, father; Marge Hines, grandmother; Marlyn Wedan, great-grandmother; and Helen Strang, great-great-grandmother, all from the Brainerd area.
Kristina Carlson and Kevin Sandau
Kristina Carlson and Kevin Sandau announce their engagement. Parents are Rod and Sharon Carlson, Brainerd, and Wayne and Jane Sandau, Shakopee. A fall wedding is planned.
Five generations recently gathered were Kaira Bacon, daughter; Brianna Bacon, daughter; Beau Bacon, father; Diane Wedan, grandmother; Marlyn Wedan, great-grandchildren; and Helen Strang, great-great-grandmother, all from the Brainerd area.
Crosslake drops into losers' bracket
PAYNESVILLE - Crosslake lost to Bertha-Hewitt in the District 6 Division II American Legion baseball tournament Friday.
Hayden Zillmer is in some pretty good company.
Foley ties for 44th
Michael Foley of East Gull Lake tied for 44th place in the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Association Players Cup for 13-15-year-olds Friday.
Flyer fall activities start Aug. 13
The Little Falls Activities Department announces the following information regarding the fall activity season.
Drivers counting down to BIR
It's the NHRA's version of March Madness in August.
Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Schedule
Wednesday, Aug. 8
LOCAL SPORTS SHORTS
The Brainerd Warriors football staff will conduct two camps this week.
River Bats nip Blue Thunder
ST. CLOUD - The St. Cloud River Bats scored twice in the third inning and held off the Brainerd Blue Thunder for a 2-1 Northwoods League victory Friday night at Faber Field.
Larson to get a crack at Condit
When an injury to champion Carlos Condit denied Brock Larson a shot at the World Extreme Cagefighting title, the Brainerd mixed martial arts fighter took his frustration out on his replacement opponent.
For advertisers, they're not just games
Advertisements in video games are becoming as common as billboards on a highway.
Parental guidance for parents
While Andrew Bubs wife works as a teacher at a nearby university, the 36-year-old Milwaukee native spends his days tending to the couples two children and operating his parent-centric Web site, GamerDad.com.
The Nation's Weather
A slow-moving front carrying moist air brought showers and thunderstorms to the Florida peninsula on Friday, raising concerns about possible flooding along the Southeast Coast.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms northeast half.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Rest of today...Mostly sunny northwest to northeast. Decreasing
A bugs' taste treat
Weather drawing by Jamie Truong in the Baxter third grade of Ms. Hemstad.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms far south. A
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Cloudy southwest. Partly sunny northeast. Occasional showers and a few thunderstorms far southwest. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm south central. Highs in the mid to upper 70s southwest...To the low 80s northeast. Cooler along the great lakes.
Where's the rain?
Most of Crow Wing County, Aitkin County and the southern half of Cass County were listed Thursday in a moderate drought and Morrison County was listed in severe drought, an improvement from a year ago when most of the area was listed in extreme drought conditions.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms ending southeast by afternoon. Highs from the lower 70s far east to the lower 90s southwest.
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