Brainerd is still home to Paul Bunyan
Paul Bunyan hasn't left the Brainerd lakes area. The famous lumberjack just moved out to a place in the country, his current owners emphasized last week as they prepared to wind up the statue's second summer at Paul Bunyan Land.
Northern Designs has a new owner who believes the key for success with the downtown Brainerd business comes from family.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Wells Fargo announced Terry Barrett was named community banking president for Pequot Lakes.
Minnesota Resort and Campground Association hosts regional events
Members of the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association and neighboring properties are participating in "Around the Campfire" sessions.
WALKER -- Steven Mose Burnham, 50, Pine River, was sentenced recently in Cass County District Court for felony harassment to time served, fined $900 and placed on two years supervised probation.
ASK A TROOPER
School Patrol students are usually in or close to the fifth grade. The State Patrol has the authority by statute to train these young folks, but many school liaison officers have assisted in recent years. The students are instructed to stand at least one step back from the curb in the attention position, holding the flag with their right hand and resting the pole on their right foot. When there is a lull in traffic, they are to raise the flag straight up for at least four seconds while checking traffic in all directions. This is called the alert position. As a motorist, you should be watching for this. (Slow down and prepare to stop.) The flags are a bright orange or lime green color. They have a colored stop sign printed on them, so you can't miss them.
AITKIN -- A Fridley man suffered minor injuries Friday after the motorcycle he was driving struck a deer near Aitkin, the State Patrol reported.
Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday
Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday
Bobby and 34 others could use a friend
Kinship has about 35 boys waiting for someone to teach them. There are many exciting things in life these young people have never experienced. It is so much more fun to share an activity than doing it by yourself. If you have friends that get together think about opening your circle to include another person.
Volunteer Opportunities for September 2005
Recently Kinship Partners hosted back-to-school health and safety fairs for boys and girls in our community. Thank you to St. Joseph's Foundation for sponsoring these events through your generous grant.
CROW WING COUNTY OUTSTANDING FELONY WARRANTS
Aanerud, Tracy Dean, 39, warrant dated Jan. 23, 1995, for receiving stolen property.
Fun at Forestview
Avery Fletcher swung on the playground bars Friday outside Forestview Middle School in Baxter. He tested the playground equipment after attending to details at the school with his mom.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 4 - -40 years ago (1965) - Opening day school enrollment at Brainerd stood at 5,140 this noon. An increase of 79 over the first day a year ago.
Sale benefits hurricane victims
Jennifer Chock and her daughter, Emily, shopped the rummage sale Saturday at Edina Realty in Baxter that was being held to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Real estate agents, clients and the public donated the sale items.
A Page 1A story Friday should have said the Pequot Lakes School Board hired a high school special education teacher on a 5-1 vote.
BAXTER -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center will host an open house from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 13 in its new location at 7118 Clearwater Road in Baxter.
Three of county's most wanted arrested
Crow Wing County's 12 most wanted fugitives are down to nine.
"We are seeing a show of force. It's putting confidence back in our hearts and in the minds of our people."
What's open, what's closed
Post offices will be closed Monday for Labor Day. There will not be mail delivery.
Former resident challenges family, friends to help rescue workers
A former Brainerd woman living in Mississippi has issued a challenge to her family and friends in Minnesota, and you can help, too.
Point of view
Thousands of motorists pass by these carvings daily.
Agnes C. Hoffman
HARDING -- Agnes C. Hoffman, 94, Harding, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at Pierz Villa.
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OUR OPINION: KATRINA
The widespread swath of devastation Hurricane Katrina brought to the Gulf Coast states will no doubt go down as one of this nation's greatest natural disasters.
I would like to know how the gas stations in Brainerd and elsewhere can raise their gas prices whenever they hear of a gas raise in the price of barrel or crude. They should have to sell their gas that they already have in their storage tank at the price they had it marked when they filled up, not the new price. They didn't pay the new price, that rate. What a profit for them and what a big rip-off for us. I think we should all get together and do something about this.
It seems we are still a nation that sits back and lets our enemies dictate the direction of our economy. Gas prices are at an all-time high and going higher just like they have been telling us for years. Why do we sit idly by and let the oil industry do as they please? This spike in prices is more connected to oil industry efforts to raise prices than to the storm. Our government needs to take action to stop this rip-off now.
Young swan that wintered on local creek dies from infection
I'm sad to report that the swan that needed financial help to amputate a wing has died from an infection that plagued it since it was shot in the fall of 2002.
Habitat improvement starts with surveys
The first step to improve waterfowl habitat in the Brainerd area was made this summer when the DNR surveyed 17 lakes in the Lower Dean Lake Watershed.
Boat density can be a problem
We're often contradictory in our opinions about lake development.
Dog days aren't bad if you alter tactics
These are tough times for northern fishermen because they're easy times for fish. Lakes are teeming with food and game fish don't have to work hard to survive, making them harder to catch.
The Cuyuna Iron Range Riders ATV/OHV club will be hosting an ATV safety training class for area youth 12-15 years of age. Students who complete the classroom and field test will be able to ride an ATV over 90cc.
Fishing Has No Boundaries keeps growing
I participated in the Fishing Has No Boundaries event again this year. It was Aug. 26-28 and was based at Confidence Learning Center.
North to Alaska to clam
NINILCHIK, Alaska -- "I don't think you'll need the raincoat," Kathy Norgren said as we approached the beach at Deep Creek, clam guns and pails in hand.
NORTH COUNTRY CALENDAR
Katie Zeidler and Nathan Kimpling announce their engagement. Parents are Dwight and Sandie Zeidler, Pequot Lakes, and Merly and Lee Kimpling, Clara City. A Sept. 10 wedding is planned at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Nisswa.
Bernice Rock will celebrate her 80th birthday with a party from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Eagles Club in Brainerd.
Miriam Carlson, Pillager, will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Motley United Methodist Church, south of Motley on Highway 10. She was born Sept. 11, 1925.
Nicole Magnan and Darin Schadt were married April 23, 2005, at Park United Methodist Church in Brainerd.
Shannon Marie Engholm and Jesse Ray Oestreich announce their engagement. Parents are Carolyn Engholm, Merrifield, and the late Calvin Engholm, and Tony and JoAnn Oestreich, Aitkin. A Sept. 10 wedding is planned at Crosby Park with the reception to follow at the 40 Club in Aitkin.
Randina Kay Beckerleg and Arik Hemquist announce their engagement. Parents are Gary Beckerleg, Walker, and Carol Beckerleg, Blaine, and Hank and Sheri Hemquist, Baxter. An October wedding is planned.
Robert and Joanne Johnson, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. They were married Sept. 9, 1955, in Circle Pines.
Gerald M. and Ardis (Authier) Ryle, formerly of Baxter and Brainerd, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary at their home in Staples. They were married Aug. 31, 1940, in Sioux City, Iowa.
Bernie Koering will celebrate his 75th birthday with an open house beginning at 3 p.m. Sept. 10 at St. Mathias Park. No gifts please.
Gillian Jane Hinrichs and Craig Martin Beach announce their engagement. Parents are Becky Colebank, Madelia, and Wayne Hinrichs, Shevlin, and Keith and Linda Beach, Brainerd. A Sept. 17 wedding is planned at the Hampton Inn in Bemidji.
Jennifer Hartman and Brian Nelson were married Sept. 18, 2004, at Camp Ripley Memorial Chapel in Little Falls with Chaplain Elvin Seagull officiating.
April Ann Kobs and Troy Steven Jordan were married June 25, 2005, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor David Holte officiating.
Kassie Schienbein and Levi Duffney announce their engagement. Parents are Kurt and Kelly Schienbein, Brainerd, and Tim and Colleen Duffney, Aitkin. A July 22, 2006, wedding is planned.
Bill and Marlys Korman, Outing, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Faith Lutheran Church in Swanburg, 10973 Crow Wing County Road 1, Pine River. No gifts please. They were married Sept. 10, 1955, in Robbinsdale.
ADULT VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
Claude and Elise Smith recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 23, 1980, in Brainerd.
Cardinals top Pequot Lakes netters
PEQUOT LAKES -- Kayla Lenz improved to 13-0 but it was the Staples-Motley Cardinals capturing a 5-2 Mid-State Conference girls' tennis victory Friday over the Pequot Lakes Patriots.
Keeping the tradition
Tradition beat experience.
Haberman, Baker split quarterback duties
Forget any thought of a quarterback controversy. There won't be one in the Brainerd Warriors football program.
Verndale sweeps Laporte
LAPORTE -- Verndale's Stacy Finck had six blocks, Stacey Schoon added six kills and Cortney Branstner collected 13 digs as the Pirates beat the Laporte Wildcats 25-17, 25-14, 25-18 in non-conference volleyball Thursday.
Upcoming sporting events
Upcoming sporting events
Third time's a charm
PINE RIVER -- As a quarterback Kris Durham strives to avoid interceptions.
Pioneers keep rolling, knockoff Annandale
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers won their 13th straight game -- dating back to the third week the 2004 season -- as they opened the 2005 campaign with a 42-14 pounding of Annandale Friday in non-conference football.
NISSWA -- Registration for fall soccer in Nisswa is scheduled Sept. 10 at Nisswa Park.
Lakes area teams compete in USA Team Tennis sectional
Two Brainerd/Baxter teams competed in the 14-under intermediate division of the USA Team Tennis Northern Sectional Tournament July 27-28 at the Baseline Tennis Center, University of Minnesota and St. Paul Academy and Summit Schools.
Aerial attack propels Flyers over East Grand Forks
EAST GRAND FORKS-- Jake Kluver connected with Josh Flavin for two touchdowns and Alex Farber returned an interception 75 yards for another score leading the Little Falls Flyers to a 26-7 non-conference victory over defending Class 3A state champion East Grand Forks Friday.
These headphones shut out noise, but watch the wax
NEW YORK -- Would you buy a pair of headphones that need an ear wax remover?
Doing the Google dance
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Free-flowing beer, live music, karaoke and arcade games kept the party raging at the Googleplex the other night, but the real action was unfolding inside a sterile conference room at Google Inc.'s headquarters.
File-sharing continues on campus despite legal music services
LOS ANGELES -- As a college freshman, Will Mount feasted on the free but mostly illegal music available through online file-sharing software such as Kazaa.
Synthetic biologists a new species
BERKELEY, Calif. -- They're called "synthetic biologists" and they boldly claim the ability to make never-before-seen living things, one genetic molecule at a time.
Bluetooth headphones are a hit
SAN FRANCISCO -- For my money, Bluetooth technology has long been little more than a spotty solution in search of problem. Getting rid of wires around the house is an admirable goal, but Bluetooth-enabled devices invariably cost a bit more, have limited range and require extra connectivity doodads that I've been unwilling pay for.
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State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Scattered morning thunderstorms north central through northeast...And chance of afternoon thunderstorms black hills. Hot central and west. Highs from the mid 80s far east...To around 103 central and southwest.
A last lazy day of summer
Weather drawing by Kylin Sweeney in the Baxter School third-grade class of Ms. Hemstad.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Patchy fog until mid-morning... Especially in the wisconsin river valley. Highs in the mid 70s northeast...To the lower 80s southwest. Cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Morning thunderstorms southeast...Some severe with high
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