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.
THEFT - William Bakkila, 100 block of South Seventh Street, Sunday reported the theft of an XBox.
Racers roar into Brainerd
The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals begin Thursday and run through Sunday at Brainerd International Raceway.
One hurt in collision
RANDALL - One person was injured in a two-vehicle collision at 5:20 p.m. Sunday on Highway 10 in Randall, the State Patrol reported.
Amanda Mattsen and Shane Spencer, Brainerd, a girl, Jadine Mae Spencer, 5 pounds, 8 ounces, July 21, 2008. Grandparents are Ginny Spencer, Brainerd, Brenda Mattsen, Brainerd, and Danny Kuhn, Brainerd.
1st - Vince Driessen GL6
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 5 - 100 years ago (1908) - Gus Fredericks, from Cedar Lake, was around the last of the week with fried eggs and mutton. Eggs sell well at this time of year and demand a big price.
Ice arenas staff hours cut
Brainerd Area Civic Center staff hours have been cut in an effort to make the ice arenas self supporting.
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.
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.
The following students have graduated from Bemidji State University:
Achoo. The season for sneezes, sniffles, itchy eyes and runny noses is nearing as the peak allergy season of late summer approaches.
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.
Council to explore cost of joint study on railroad quiet zone
BAXTER - The Baxter City Council Monday voted 3-1 to find out how much a joint feasibility study for a railroad quiet zone designation with the city of Brainerd and Crow Wing County would cost.
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.
The Mississippi Headwaters Board will host two public input meetings to invite input/feedback from the general public on how the board has and will continue to meet its responsibility to protect and enhance the Mississippi River and related shoreland as required by Minnesota statute.
"No freebies, no freebies."
No cause for fire at The Exchange is determined
The investigation of the July 5 fire at The Exchange in Crosslake has concluded without a determination on the cause of the fire.
Beating victim Quickbear jailed for his role in fight
A man critically injured during a brutal assault July 15 in northeast Brainerd is now in jail for his role in the fight.
OFF THE MARK
The school year has yet to begin, but the reports cards are in and several area schools didn't make the grade.
ONAMIA - John Hopkins, 76-year-old resident of Onamia, Minn., passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in St. Cloud, Minn. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Onamia, Minn. Interment will be in the Onamia Veterans Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to Mass on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel of Onamia.
CROSBY - Reno Isadore Valentino, age 91, of Crosby, died on Aug. 3, 2008, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. He was born on March 7, 1917, in Ironton to Richard and Rose (Ballone) Valentino. He married Lily Beatrice Moritz on March 13, 1940, in Brainerd. He was a WWII Army veteran and a member of the Myrin-James American Legion Post No. 443 of Ironton. He was a retired M.A. Hanna Mining employee with 30 years of service. He was also a former custodian at the Crosby-Ironton High School. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Crosby.
Ambrose S. Pikula
COON RAPIDS - Ambrose Simon Pikula, age 80, of Coon Rapids, formerly of Brainerd, passed away on Aug. 2, 2008. Preceded in death by wife, Avis.
PEQUOT LAKES - Terrence "Terry" Oddson, age 63, of Pequot Lakes, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. He was born March 11, 1945, in Minneapolis to Belmont and Lauretta Oddson. Terry owned and operated Ideal Trucking of Pequot Lakes.
Bernice E. Henderson
FIFTY LAKES - Bernice Elizabeth Henderson, age 76, of Fifty Lakes, died on Aug. 3, 2008, at her daughter's home in Lake City. She was born on Jan. 19, 1932, in Somerset, Wis., to Thomas and Elizabeth (Lemire) Berube. She married Richard Nathan Henderson on Oct. 25, 1947, in St. Paul.
CROSSLAKE - Keith Wessman, age 80, of Crosslake, passed away Sunday afternoon, Aug. 3, 2008, at St. Cloud Hospital. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Crosslake.
BAXTER - Esther Severson of Baxter passed away early Sunday morning at her home.
Dorothy V. Schaefers
ST. MICHAEL - Dorothy V. Schaefers, age 60, St. Michael, born Oct. 2, 1947, to the late Edward and Verona Pierzinski.
ONAMIA - Margaret Peterson, 82-year-old resident of Onamia, Minn., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at the Mille Lacs Long Term Care Center in Onamia, Minn. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Onamia, Minn.
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.
Shirley A. Kruger
EMILY - Shirley Ann Kruger, age 64, of Emily, died unexpectedly on July 30, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
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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.
I have nothing but praise for the younger generation who are active in the choir, band, orchestra, and other extracurricular activities in general at Brainerd High School. I am speaking specifically of the music students who have assisted the Order of Elks at the Crow Wing County Fair at the Elks Food Booth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once again the specter of a doctorless community is raised in relation to the Crosby school referendum. This fear tactic was used in Brainerd. Who are the most frequent users of physician services? Older people whose children are long out of school and who rely on their doctor and whose vote was sought to pass the referendum. To my knowledge there has been no mass exodus of physicians from Brainerd. So, older voters, vote on the issue as you see fit not in reaction to a fear tactic.
At Pierz Legion Park
The Will to win
Hillary Will is turning heads because of her performance, not because she's a female, in a man's environment.
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.
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.
Racer to throw out first pitch at Thunder game
NHRA Pro Stock driver Dave Connolly will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Brainerd Blue Thunder's final home game of the season at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday.
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.
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.
Kohls celebrates birthday with victory
Brainerd Blue Thunder pitcher Adam Kohls took the mound on his 21st birthday Monday night and was looking for a present - his first win of the year. Thanks to the Thunder bats and a great eighth inning pitching on his part, Kohls got a 7-4 win over the first-place Mankato Moon Dogs in Northwoods League action at Mills Field.
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.
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.
Larson pounds foe in 37 seconds
LAS VEGAS - A lot of people presumed Carlo Prater might have the edge standing, but Brainerd's Brock Larson destroyed those assumptions early with a booming straight left hand that dropped Prater flat.
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.
Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals schedule
WHAT: 27th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. Areas of morning fog. A slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms northeast. Highs in the 80s. Cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for Minnesota
...Dense fog advisory west central and central minnesota through mid
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms south and
State forecast for South Dakota
Dense fog advisory early this morning northeast...
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly sunny. Areas of fog in the early morning. Slight
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.
Weather drawing by Walker Clanton of Ms. Hemstad's third-grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Rest of today...Mostly cloudy west and southwest with numerous
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Mostly sunny. Except partly cloudy in the early morning
Weather drawing by Nikita Duscher of Mrs. Larsons fifth-grade class at Forestview school.
State forecast for Iowa
...Heat advisory southern half of iowa through this evening...
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.
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