Ben Shapiro is an AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America assigned to Central Lakes College by the Corporation for National Community Service for a yearlong commitment to service.
The Brainerd lakes area is getting some high altitude exposure through an article in the August issue of Stratos Magazine.
Upward Bound summer program concludes
Central Lakes College's Upward Bound Program completed its sixth Summer Bridge program.
Manufacturing jobs created in Wadena
WADENA - The Initiative Foundation and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development joined three other lenders to complete the financing of Innovative Surfaces, securing the future of 22 manufacturing jobs in Wadena.
Making art in the kitchen
BAXTER - Artistry has long been associated with creations from the kitchen and a noted Little Falls painter took that to heart.
Field Day unveils biomass crops, portable biodiesel production
The Central Lakes Agricultural Center in Staples is at the forefront of alternative fuels production. The fact was made clear at the Aug. 13 Energy/Alternative Fuels Field Day focusing on energy crops.
Crosslake council to meet Wednesday
CROSSLAKE - The Crosslake City Council plans to meet in a special session at 9 a.m. Wednesday at city hall to continued discussion regarding the 2010 expenditure and revenue budgets and approval of bills for payment.
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a report of a cut gas line at 1:14 p.m. Thursday at Precision Propeller on the 1200 block of Madison Street.
WATER HAZARD - Received a report Friday of a pontoon floating unattended with the cover on and motor up in North Long Lake.
Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk planned in September at Kiwanis Park
The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk will be 10 a.m. Sept. 26 at Kiwanis Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Dad's Belgian waffle fundraiser is Aug. 30 at National Guard Armory
The Brainerd Lakes Veterans Center will serve Dad's Belgian waffles from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Brainerd National Guard Armory on Wright Street. Proceeds will go toward building and developing a center to house activities for American Legion, VFW, DAV and other veteran's organizations.
Morrison County Board agenda
Meets 8 a.m. Tuesday, County Board room
Class of 1944 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Northwind Grille in Brainerd.
Michael and Amy (Miller) Waldvogel, Little Falls, a girl, Bailey Ann, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, Aug. 5, 2009. Grandparents are Kim Voge, Staples, Jody and Kathy Waldvogel, Little Falls, and Ross and Lori Miller, Wadena.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 23 - 60 years ago (1949) - The car of Dr. Grace Williams, North Third Street, was stolen last night sometime after midnight. The thief was the same man who drove into Terry's service station at 2 a.m., then driving off after getting a fill-up. The attendant got the license number.
Construction to begin on scenic waterscape in Crosslake
CROSSLAKE - Volunteers and professionals will begin working Monday on a water pond and scenic area on the east side of the Crosslake Community Center.
There was a complete lack of common sense here. It's no wonder the flying public is so angry and frustrated.
Morris Publishing obtains extension of forbearance on overdue interest payments
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Morris Publishing Group LLC announced Friday that it has obtained an extension until Aug. 28 to make two semi-annual interest payments of $9.7 million on its senior subordinated notes originally due Feb. 1 and Aug. 3.
Brainerd Lakes Health awarded $50,000 grant from Komen
The Brainerd Lakes Health system, which includes St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd Medical Center and six St. Joseph's Medical Center Clinics, was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen Brainerd Lakes Affiliate.
Suspect in Backus stabbing in custody
A 32-year-old man, wanted for inflicting stab wounds on two teenagers in Backus, turned himself in to the Cass County Sheriff Friday morning.
Detour on Highway 169 south of Aitkin to begin
Motorists traveling on Highway 169 two miles south of Aitkin will encounter a detour beginning Aug. 31.
'Don't use 911 as a joke'
As a look at daily police blotters can attest, not everyone in Crow Wing County understands the meaning of emergency 911.
Where in the world is Gary?
In his latest adventure to raise funds for Kinship Partners, Gary Walters and his son, Jackson, are Rollerblading to Washington, D.C.
Doris A. Holtz
PINE RIVER - Doris A. Holtz, age 82, of Pine River, Minn., died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, Minn.
PIERZ - Raymond Matlock, 67-year-old resident of Pierz, Minn., passed away Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at his residence. Arrangements are pending with Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz, Minn.
CROSBY - Robert Stanfield, age 80, of Crosby, died Aug. 21, 2009, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Janet Reed Boudart passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2009, in Santa Cruz, Calif., after a courageous battle with cancer.
Gilbert B. Dewes Sr.
Gilbert B. Dewes, Sr., age 84, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Aug. 19, 2009, at St. Cloud Hospital. He was born in St. John, Ind., on March 30, 1925, to Albert and Matilda Dewes.
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Cornell L. Maust
Cornell LeRoy Maust, 64, Brainerd, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
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Looks like the Vikings have started their own "Cash for Clunkers" program.
OUR OPINION: BRETT FAVRE
Every once in awhile a news story comes along that people feel passionately about and can't wait to share with their co-workers, their friends or that annoying brother-in-law in Eau Claire, Wis.
The primary complaint of those protesting President Obama's health reform program is that the system is socialism.
Setting their own boundaries
After a while, they seem to blend together, the faces and the smiles and the years.
Dock fishing at Woody's: Why bring the boat?
Our family road-tripped up to Woody's Rainy Lake Resort recently, and it turned out to be the perfect getaway.
Natural resource conservation staff from Camp Ripley near Little Falls recently received the Natural Resources Conservation Award at a Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards ceremony at the Pentagon.
Vera Donna LeDoux Hendrickson Wood celebrated her 90th birthday early with friends and family on Sunday, August 9th at Lakes Area Senior Activity Center. Her birthday is October 1. Guests enjoyed piano music by Shirley Lintner of Baxter and guitar music by vocalist Dorothy Doring of St. Paul.
Roland "Chuck" and Barbara Meyer will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an Open House, Sunday, August 30, 1-4pm at the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, hosted by their children. No gifts please.
Eric and Casandra Helmin
Eric and Casandra Helmin were married June 27, 2009 At St. James Catholic Church, Aitkin, MN. officiated by Father Ray Steffes.
Gregg and Emily Day
Gregg and Emily Day were married December 27, 2008 at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa, Officiated by Bill Ingvoldstad.
Trista Bourassa and Carl Sandusky announce their engagement. Parents are James and Lois Bourassa, Brainerd, and Michael and Christine Sandusky, Elk River, Mn. An October wedding is being planned at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.
Ashley Ryan and Michael Seitzer of Mankato announce their engagement. Parents are Bill and Cindi Ryan of Brainerd, and Bill and Diane Seitzer of St Peter. An October 17, 2009 wedding is planned in Nisswa.
Bud and Gail Sedlachek will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, August 29, with an Open House at their home on South Long Lake, rural Brainerd. Please come and help us celebrate with music and dancing by "Gilly and the Country Polkateers", starting at 3pm with supper at 6pm. They were married August 29, 1959 in Brainerd, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. No gifts please.
Robbie and Sheena Rick
Robbie and Sheena Rick were married May 9, 2009 at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd, officiated by Pastor Andy Smith.
Kristin Walker and Eric Nugent announce their engagement. Parents are John and Becky Walker, Baxter, and Charles and Sandra Nugent, Hanson, MA. A September 26 wedding is being planned.
CLC building on success
Success apparently is breeding success in the Central Lakes College Raiders football team.
Boosters coaches social Tuesday
The Brainerd Sports Boosters Club will sponsor a coaches social at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Shep's on 6th. All Brainerd area boosters and fans are invited.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower to
Weather drawing by Blake Forsythe of Ms. Hemstad's third-grade class at Baxter Elementary School.
State forecast for Wisconsin
Today...Mostly sunny west...Partly sunny east. Highs from the middle 60s northeast to the middle 70s west.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly sunny northwest through early afternoon...Then
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Sunny. Areas of dense morning fog east. Highs in the
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Sunny...With a few clouds extreme east and west. Areas of early morning fog east. Highs from the mid 70s northeast to 90 to 95 southwest.
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