Heather McCulley, Pillager, was named to the dean's list at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She is majoring in sociology, with a minor in criminal justice.
Taking care of business -- and employees
Janis Redfield, director of human resources at Hunt Technologies in Pequot Lakes, stood on the walkway overlooking the employee commons area. Every day a chef on staff prepares lunch for staff members. The company subsidizes the cost by 25 percent. And employees have access to a great variety of food during the day. Brainerd Dispatch/Renee Richardson
Labor Day trivia
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City following the plans of the Central Labor Union.
Firms put employees first
Many Americans are defined by their work. Work provides a sense of purpose, as well as a paycheck. Jobs consume waking hours.
Contact your state legislators
Senate District 12
ONAMIA -- One person was injured in a two vehicle collision Saturday on Highway 169, nine miles north of Onamia.
Andrew E. Behr, 30, and Jana L. Herboldt, 28, both of Pequot Lakes.
This was Brainerd
60 years ago (1944) - There are 642 students enrolled at the Washington Senior High School here. This year's enrollment is below that of last year.
Crow Wing County has new procedure to apply for permit to carry gun
In response to the recent court decision to overturn the permit to carry a pistol law in Minnesota, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office has revised its procedure for applying for a permit.
Florida has Frances; Brainerd has gully-washer
A cyclist coasted southbound on Southwest 4th St. Sunday night as torrential rains swept though Brainerd. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Sarah knows blood saves lives
The birth of their baby girl was supposed to be one of the happiest moments of their lives.
The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts will be holding a 9-11 memorial service at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 in front of the American Legion at 708 Front Street.
"I was just waiting for the storm to blow the house down."
Harvey K. Torgerson
LONG PRAIRIE -- Harvey K. Torgerson, 72-year-old resident of Long Prairie, Minn., passed away Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls with Pastor Carl Larson officiating.
Nile F. Olson
Nile F. Olson, age 91, resident of Long Lake Township, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at his home.
Dr. Milo L. Hansen
LITTLE FALLS -- Dr. Milo L. Hansen, 84-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at First Lutheran Church in Little Falls with Pastor Dave Steffenson officiating.
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Rev. David Toven
McGREGOR -- Rev. David Toven, 68, of McGregor, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at his residence. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, in Our Saviors Lutheran Church, McGregor.
Lauretta P. Braford
STAPLES -- Lauretta Pauline Braford, age 70, of Staples, formerly of the Pillager area, died Saturday morning at the Staples Care Center. Funeral services will be held on 3 p.m. Monday (Labor Day) in the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples with Rev. Les Crider officiating.
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OUR OPINION: OPEN FORUMS
If Labor Day is here then the political season is also in full swing.
Where is all the public outcry and sadness for the employees at Kmart who are all losing their jobs?
Ultimate Fighting is everything you think it is, but there are also several things it is not.
BARROWS -- Collecting second wins was the order of business Saturday in the third annual Mighty Axe Nationals at North Central Speedway.
Sunday races washed out
All of Sunday's scheduled feature races in the third annual Mighty Axe Nationals at North Central Speedway were canceled because of rain.
Sobieski's season ends with 4-1 loss
JORDAN -- Melrose ended Sobieski's season with a 4-1 victory over the Skis in the Class C amateur baseball state tournament Saturday.
Hibbing romps past Raiders
HIBBING -- The Central Lakes College Raiders football team fell to 0-2 overall following a 46-0 drubbing administered by the Hibbing Cardinals Saturday.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Highs in the 70s.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly cloudy. Scattered morning showers east. Highs
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Scattered showers northeast...Mainly this morning. Becoming
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Showers ending from west to east. Highs in the upper 60s far northwest to around 80 far southeast.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly sunny west. Cloudy early then becoming mostly sunny
Happy Labor Day
Weather drawing by Samanatha Strong in the Baxter second grade of Mrs. Ruen.
The League of Women Voters of the Brainerd Lakes Area meeting will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Congregational Church, 415 Juniper Street, southwest corner of Gregory Park.
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