Katelyn Crocker, daughter of Terry Crocker, Brainerd, and Karleen Nelson, Merrifield, was awarded the Yellow and Blue Scholarship for the 2007-2008 school year at South Dakota State University. She plans to major in animal science.
"I can tell you I'm not a carbon copy of George Bush."
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 6 - 60 years ago (1947) - Only .41 of an inch of precipitation fell over this locality during July. The July average is 3.75 inches. Higher temperatures for the month was 100 degrees. Minimum reading was 41 degrees.
TONS OF TROUBLE
Bull riding isn't for the feint of heart or for those not willing to handle pain.
North Central Honey Queen Marla Thornbloom of Aitkin (left) and 2007 Minnesota Honey Queen Amy Cloutier of Zimmerman showed off the display of live bees in the honey booth at the Crow Wing County Fair Saturday. The two were on hand to inform fairgoers of the qualities of honey and to support local beekeeping efforts. Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
Nicole Roncalli shares horse-loving fever
Nicole Roncalli enjoys taking a break from her everyday life to show her horses every year at the Crow Wing County Fair.
Geraldine M. Booth
CROSBY - Geraldine Marlene Booth, age 66, of Crosby, died on Aug. 3, 2007, at her home.
Ernest Gosse, 86, Brainerd, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at his home.
Arland G. Carlson
ROYALTON - Arland G. "Brownie" Carlson, age 72, of Royalton, Minn., passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
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Cedric Enlund, 73, Brainerd, passed away on Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, in Brainerd.
LaToya A. M. Burks
LaToya Addessa Marie Burks and unborn son, Andrais Charfauros, died on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007.
Jeannette M. Mass
LITTLE FALLS - Jeannette M. Mass, 84-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., formerly of Brainerd, Minn., passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at the St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
U.S. vs. Iran: Cold War II
After three decades of festering tensions, the United States and Iran are now facing off in a full-fledged cold war.
OTHER OPINION: Iraq
In a land as ancient and complex as Iraq, change takes time. And compromise does not come easy when it can be interpreted as fatal weakness. So it is undoubtedly true, as President Bush and his advisers are fond of saying, that the political reconciliation clock in Baghdad is running behind the expectations clock in Washington. U.S. officials are now arguing for more time for the "surge" to work.
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Brainerd Parks and Recreation
Men's MS1 Softball
Anderson feels right at home
Three-time Pro Stock champion and Duluth native Greg Anderson is the current points leader heading into the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals this weekend at Brainerd International Raceway.
Chomping the competition
Just when you thought it was safe to get back into the water.
Bees' season comes to an end
The Brainerd Bees went 1-2 at the Region 7B tournament as they lost to Coon Rapids 6-3, won by forfeit over Ultimate Sports and lost to Soderville 10-5 to end their season.
B-H edges Crosslake for District 6 championship
PAYNESVILLE - The Crosslake Legion baseball team almost pulled off the impossible as it came up through the loser's bracket to force a second game with Bertha-Hewitt only to lose by a mere run 3-2 in the District 6, Division II tournament Sunday.
Royster, Blue Thunder defeat River Bats 7-4
ST. CLOUD - The Brainerd Blue Thunder avoided dropping their third straight game to St. Cloud by beating the River Bats 7-4 in a Northwoods League game Sunday at Joe Faber Field.
LUCAS OIL NHRA NATIONALS SCHEDULE
LUCAS OIL NHRA NATIONALS
Brainerd's Larson loses WEC title bout
LAS VEGAS - Brainerd's Brock Larson lost to Carlos "The Natural Born Killer" Condit by submission via arm bar at 2:21 of the first round in the World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight championship bout at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., Sunday.
Randall falls short
BUCKMAN - A day after a stunning come back to upset the Sobieski Skis, Randall almost duplicated the feat as the Cubs, who trailed St. Stephen 9-2 scored twice in the sixth and four times in the seventh to pull within one, only to lose 9-8 to the Steves and be eliminated from the Region 8C playoffs Sunday.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Patchy fog east until mid morning. Otherwise partly sunny. Highs in the 80s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Dense fog advisory central until 8 am...
State forecast for Iowa
.Flash flood watch in effect from this evening through tuesday
Weather drawing by Molly Selisker of Mrs. Smith's first-grade class at St. Francis school.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Morning fog east. A chance of thunderstorms...Especially in the afternoon. Highs from the lower 80s northeast to the upper 90s south.
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