Andrew Nystrom, the son of Brian and Mary Ann Nystrom of Minneapolis and the grandson of Arthur and Lois Nystrom of Brainerd, was named to the spring dean's list at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.
Arts and crafts fair draws a crowd in Little Falls
Ranee Bingham of Carver hiked through the crowds Saturday at the Little Falls Arts and Craft Fair.
Sports editor Mike Bialka examines Kermit Aase's contributions to Brainerd athletics. See Tuesday sports.
2 a.m. bar closings seen as a good fit for Garrison
When bar owners in Garrison lobbied the city council in July for a 2 a.m. bar closing, they did so because of the specific characteristic of the city.
State-born comic to stand up for Pequot Lakes charity
A Minnesota-born comedian will be in Pequot Lakes Sept. 27 to help raise funds and awareness for a special Brainerd area program that provides horseback riding therapy for children and adults with special needs.
Jury selection started today in murder trial of Darrick Bellecourt
Jury selection began today in the trial of Darrick Bellecourt, the 18-year-old Brainerd man accused of the Oct. 13 murder of Zackrey Peterson.
Forest fire burns about 75 acres east of Backus
A forest fire 20 miles east of Backus burned about 75 acres of forest land Sunday, and DNR officials warn that the dry conditions make the Brainerd lakes area a prime spot for other potential forest and grass fires.
Pillager man, 19, one of two accident deaths
A 19-year-old Pillager man died in a two-vehicle crash Saturday, the Cass County Sheriff's Department said.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 8 - 30 years ago (1973) - Dutch Elm disease, a problem which has plagued many Minnesota communities since 1961 has arrived in Brainerd. Two trees have fallen to the disease for which there is no cure.
Scheeler cites harassment
Brainerd City Council member Gary Scheeler said he was harassed and threatened by a critic on Thursday.
PILLAGER -- Nathan Ackerson, 19, Pillager, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident.
Lorraine H. Midthun
CROSBY -- Lorraine Helen Midthun, age 75, of Crosby, died on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, in Crosby. She was born on Nov. 17, 1927, in Moose Lake, Minn., to William and Lydia (Lampi) Ukura. She married Clarence Midthun on June 18, 1949, in Crosby. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby.
Ralph L. Anderson
CROSBY -- Ralph LeRoy Anderson, age 76, of Crosby, died on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. He was born on Oct. 8, 1926, in Crosby to Arthur and Isabelle (Paulsen) Anderson. He was WWII Navy veteran and a member of the Myrin James American Legion Post No. 443 of Ironton.
Robert A. Pfarr
NISSWA -- Robert A. Pfarr, age 76, of Nisswa, formerly of Mankato, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Funeral mass was today at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in Mankato.
Kayden Joseph Tibbetts
AITKIN -- Memorial services for Kayden Joseph Tibbetts, stillborn baby boy of Kendra Johnson and Korey Tibbetts of Aitkin, will be 2 p.m. today in Glory Baptist Church, Aitkin. The Rev. Randy Stauter will officiate. Burial is in Glory Cemetery. Arrangements are by Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home, Aitkin.
MELROSE -- Marie Meyer, age 85, of Melrose, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at the Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose with the Rev. Vincent Lieser officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
PINE RIVER -- Scott LeMieux, age 33, of Pine River, passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident. Born Nov. 7, 1969, in Wausau, Wis., to Fred and Dolores (Norman) LeMieux.
ST. CLOUD -- Frank Adamietz, 76, of Moran Township, died on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Ann E. Shaw
Ann E. Shaw, 79, Brainerd, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at home.
Crime rate drop
It's time for a brief interval of good news: The U.S. crime rate has fallen to its lowest rate in 30 years. That's the report from the annual survey by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. It showed continuing decreases in every major property and violent crime for all household income levels, racial and ethnic groups, cities, suburbs, and rural areas.
Harmony House of Brainerd, Motley, and Pierz joins thousands of assisted living facilities across the nation in celebration of National Assisted Living Week, Sept. 7-13. "Sharing Life's Treasures" is this years theme, and our staff, residents and families will focus on sharing memories and traditions. The theme reminds us that time spent sharing our treasures with others enhances all our lives!
An unequal settlement in in the Wellstone case
This editorial was published Sept. 3, in the Minnesota Daily.
Study says more grandchildren being raised by their grandparents
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Virginia Clark has discovered that being a parent is a little different the second time around.
Drought relief sought for six area counties
Six central Minnesota counties, including Crow Wing, are among 49 that could be designated as federal agricultural disaster areas.
Lake-bottoms catch junk that ice-anglers, boaters drop
FARIBAULT (AP) -- Most lakes look serene from the surface, roiled by nothing more than waves and the occasional boat. But beneath the surface, garbage such as bottles, cans, tires, and even parts of ice houses are common.
Intoxicated man dies while in custody of St. Paul police
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A drunk man died in police custody Sunday after being taken to a detoxification center.
8 turnovers doom CLC
Heart is one of the qualities a football coach looks for in his players.
Staples-Motley boys, girls win
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals ran away from the competition in their own cross country invitational Saturday.
Joyce Hendricks leads BHS girls past Otters
FERGUS FALLS Behind two goals from Joyce Hendricks, the Brainerd Warrior girls soccer team defeated Fergus Falls 3-1 Saturday in non-conference play.
Crosby-Ironton's Brita Johnson wins singles title at Pine City
PINE CITY -- Brita Johnson of Crosby-Ironton won the No. 4 singles championship in the John Eberhart Invitational Saturday.
Pierz netters win Ogilvie tournament
OGILVIE -- The Pierz Pioneers volleyball team waltzed through the competition Saturday at the Ogilvie volleyball tournament, losing only one game.
S-M foursome wins 4 events
BIG LAKE -- The Staples-Motley quartet of Kendell Spar, Britta Binek, Abby Palmer and Anne Palmer won four events in the Big Lake swimming and diving invitational Saturday.
Bemidji retains Hubert title
NISSWA -- With its top showing from the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles teams, the Brainerd Warriors tennis team finished fifth at the Lake Hubert Invitational Saturday.
Next up: Chicago
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Torii Hunter hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory Sunday over the Texas Rangers.
White Sox keep pace with Twins; K.C. 3 back
White Sox 7, Indians 3
Gophers see improvement in rout of Troy State
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- It's hard to see much progress in dismantling an overmatched team for the second straight week.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A humbled Brett Favre hugged Chris Hovan.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly sunny...Breezy and very warm except near lake superior. Highs around 90 with 70s near lake superior.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny and windy. Isolated thunderstorms west. Highs 85 to 95.
Weather drawing by Hannah Ruhl of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from 85 to 90.
Wisconsin state forecast
Dense fog advisory until mid morning southeast...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy and windy. Isolated early morning showers or thunderstorms possible central...And a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms northwest. Highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s.
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