Jordan Westphal, son of John and Janell Westphal, was awarded the Institute of Technology Freshman Scholarship. He will be a freshman at the University of Minnesota.
Eric and Stacy Brichacek, Browerville, a boy, Owen Bradley, 6 pounds, 7 ounces, July 17, 2007.
Tattoo artist Tony Powers has quite a body of work
Tony Powers wants to get under people's skin with his art, literally and figuratively. As a tattoo artist at Pain Ink in downtown Brainerd, he has the literal part covered.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST13 - 60 years ago (1947) - The city of Brainerd received 2.22 of an inch of rain last night. The break in the weather brought relief to crops which have withered under the 90- and 100-degree weather.
Collision south of Remer kills Rochester man; nine others hurt
REMER - One person was killed and nine others injured in a two-vehicle collision Saturday on Highway 6, about nine miles south of Remer in Cass County, the State Patrol reported.
CROSSLAKE - The warm, spicy aroma was not the only thing in the air at the 21st annual Chili Cook-Off in Crosslake Saturday.
"If the host is sitting there thinking about his next joke, he isn't listening.,"
Brainerd man, 19, arrested in death
A 19-year-old Brainerd man has been arrested in connection with the death of a female, whose body was found following a party Wednesday near Pine Mountain Lake near Backus.
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John Gabriel, age 59, of Brainerd, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007.
Thomas J. Otremba
ELK RIVER - Thomas J. Otremba, 59-year-old resident of Elk River, Minn., formerly of Pierz, Minn., passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, in Elk River, Minn.
SWANVILLE - Alvin Mielke, 72-year-old resident of Swanville, Minn., passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn.
PIERZ - Paul Gangl, 92-year-old resident of Pierz, Minn., passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at the Pierz Villa in Pierz, Minn.
MAPLE PLAIN - Florian Doroff, 92-year-old resident of Maple Plain, Minn., formerly of Little Falls, Minn., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007, in Maple Plain, Minn.
Being polite and nice is not the way to save our country. It is defeating the morale of our people to allow this administration to turn us into a model of Russia or China. It is a certainty that they are sitting on the proof to impeach them.
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Brainerd Parks and Rec
Men's MS1 softball
Force bests fellow legend
Sunday turned into a trip down memory lane for two of drag racing's legends.
Bernstein burns the field
Brandon Bernstein saved his best for last Sunday during the 26th annual Lucas Oils NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
Devils squander lead
BUCKMAN - The St. Mathias Devils held a 5-0 lead in the seventh inning only to watch the St. Stephen Steves rally to score seven unanswered runs to nab a 7-5 in the Region 8C playoffs Saturday.
NCS points standings coming down to the wire
BARROWS - With just three point races left in the 2007 racing season at North Central Speedway, Saturday night was the time for drivers to make a push to get the best possible finish to the season.
Blue Thunder lose finale, set record in Saturday win
THUNDER BAY, Ontario - The Brainerd Blue Thunder lost the Northwoods League season finale to the Thunder Bay Border Cats 2-1 in 12 innings Sunday.
You win some, you lose some
Brandon Bernstein (left) hugged crew member Mike Domagala at the finish line Sunday at the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway after winning the Top Fuel final against Larry Dixon with an elapsed time of 4.525, reaching 329.91 mph. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Coughlin joins elite 50-win club
Jeg Coughlin, in his Chevy Cobalt, attained one of his goals Sunday after returning to full-time Pro Stock racing this season and it was a very rare one in the drag racing community.
Dispatch photographer Wood honored by NHRA and BIR
The first standing ovation of the day at the 26th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway Sunday wasn't for Funny Car legend John Force or reigning Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher.
Weather drawing by Mercedes Stavig of Ms. Hemstad's third-grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly sunny and hot. Breezy east. Isolated afternoon thunderstorms south central. Highs in the 90s far east and north to around 105 southwest and south central.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly cloudy with scattered morning thunderstorms. Mostly
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of afternoon thunderstorms far northwest. Highs in the low to mid 80s...Except 70s near lake michigan.
State forecast for Iowa
Heat advisory for far southwest iowa through tuesday...
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of morning showers and
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