Northern Tool makes sure call center staffers are in the know
PEQUOT LAKES - They handle one million phone calls a year from customers all over the world right here in Pequot Lakes.
Kari Kilpatrick, Brainerd, a boy, Iziah Diontae Lewis, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, Aug. 24, 2007. Grandparents are Michael and Teresa Martin, Brainerd.
Officers respond to
accident with injuries
PIERZ - The Morrison County Sheriff's Department responded to an accident with injuries at 8:42 a.m. Saturday on Main Street in Pierz. No other information was available Saturday morning.
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
Glen and Jenny Vogel, Staples, a boy, Teegan Roy Harold, 8 pounds, 4 ounces, Aug. 26, 2007.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a call at 3:58 p.m. Friday at 1212 12th St. SW in Brainerd to a gas smell. It was reported that nothing was found.
Crow Wing court
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
I am writing this in regards to Paul Bunyan and Babe which sits next to the Brainerd chamber building. I want to give a huge thank you to every person involved in keeping them in top shape for all to enjoy. I would like to take a moment and fill in a few true facts. My name is Art W. Lyonais ("Punch") and it was my mom and dad Art J. and Delphine Lyonais who had Paul and Babe built by a transient by the name of G.R. Brown. It was built the year and month that I was born, July 1939 (not 1935 or 36). It sat for many years at 1107 South Sixth Street where Lyonais's Grocery, Gas and Motel used to be. Paul and Babe have been a very famous landmark for 68 wonderful years. I now live in Spring City, Tenn., and my 95 1/2 year old mother still lives alone in good health in St. Paul. Again "Thanks" for taking such good are of the two brothers. God Bless each of you.
MUCH OBLIGED - Quilts appreciated
On behalf of the staff and clients at the Child Adolescent Behavioral Health Services and Community Addition Recovery Enterprise-Adolescent Program we would like to thank the wonderful people that have made the quilts for our programs.
These children are waiting
As we enter the second week of our 100 mentors in 100 days campaign, we are reminded daily of the many kids who are waiting for an adult partner. Some of these children have been waiting many months for a mentor and they don't understand why it takes so long to find them a partner.
South East Brainerd Residents Association (SEBRA) meeting will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Brainerd Public Library. Discussion will be regarding Brainerd's Proposed Zoning and Ordnance changes.
It's hard to believe it's been nearly six years since the tragic events of 9/11 wreaked havoc on America.
LOCAL BRIEFS - Car safety clinic
planned in Pillager
PILLAGER - Todd-Wadena Healthy Connections will be sponsoring a Car Seat Safety Clinic from 3-7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Lakewood Clinic in Pillager.
League of Minnesota Human Rights Commissions to meet in Onamia
ONAMIA - The League of Minnesota Human Rights Commissions will focus its annual conference this year on human rights, civil rights and treaty rights after national attention was given to human rights situations in the Mille Lacs area.
Women's center turns 30
For 30 years, the Women's Center of Mid-Minnesota has been transforming the lives of battered women and children in the Brainerd lakes community one woman at a time.
Marv Begin's Sept. 2, guest column incorrectly stated the Brainerd School District's November, 2001 referendum for a $1.6 million operating levy was matched dollar for dollar by the state. Superintendent Jerry Walseth said that while the levy was, in some years, a combination of state and local funds, it never exceeded $1.6 million. The state contribution was sometimes referred to as a match, Walseth said.
Thinking of the troops
Jan Geiger (left) and Laurie Johnson served brats and hot dogs Friday at the Brainerd Police Department. The Brainerd Community Service Committee is a group of city agency employees who have raised money to send care packages to soldiers in Iraq and helped many local charities. The group plans to continue to support Brainerd area charities with the money raised.
Fire restrictions lifted
DETROIT LAKES (AP) - Fire restriction have been lifted across Minnesota.
Alden and Mary Hardwick are two of the dozens of volunteers who made the Crosslake Area Library a reality.
Wine-tasting event to help arb
The Northland Arboretum is hosting its second annual blind wine-tasting fundraising event from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the arboretum.
COMING TUESDAY IN SPORTS
Area PGA professionals and top amateurs along with a few impressive names not from the area will battle in the inaugural Pine Beach Shootout.
The Lakes Area Dance Club Chapter of USA Dance Inc. is hosting a social dance Sept. 22 at St. Francis of the Lakes School gymnasium in Brainerd.
This was Brainerd
Terry Holm of Brainerd won the 40 and older division of a 30-mile bicycle race at Maple, Wis. on Sunday with a time of one hour, 14 minutes, 12 seconds.
COMING MONDAY IN SPORTS
Find out how the Vikings did in their season opener against the Atlanta Falcons, minus Michael Vick, in Sports Monday.
Crosslake council to meet
Monday in Community Center
CROSSLAKE - The Crosslake City Council will meet in a different location than city hall when it gathers at 7 p.m. Monday. The meeting has been moved to the Crosslake Community Center.
Myrtrice C. Moody
LINDSTROM - Myrtrice Carlson Moody, age 101, of Lindstrom, Minn., formerly a Lake Hubert resident, died on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007.
Alfreda Zawadzki was born in 1908 in a small coal mining town in Volanka, Poland. She came to the USA in 1910 on an English ship called America. Alfreda had two brothers and two sisters who were all born in the USA. She lived a while in Bridgeport, Conn. In 1914, her father heard of the paper mill in Brainerd that provided a good opportunity for a job.
Evelyn G. LaSart
CROSBY - Evelyn Grace LaSart, age 92, of Crosby, formerly of Crosslake, died on Sept. 6, 2007, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. She was born on Feb. 3, 1915, in Crosby to Gustaf and Matilda (Larson) Lundgren. She was a charter member of the Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, Crosslake. Evelyn lived most of her life in Crosslake on the farm. She knew nearly every wildflower in the woods and every weed in the garden by name. She was a great cook at home as well as many restaurants in the area. She was loved by all who knew her. If you pray for her in Swedish, she will understand.
Florence C. Longfellow
FORT RIPLEY - Florence C. Longfellow, age 92, formerly of Fort Ripley, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Leonard H. Baack
AITKIN - Leonard H. Baack, age 86, of Aitkin, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Once again Kelly Bevans demonstrated his immaturity and low regard for the work the city council is expected to do, voting against two motions (once he knew they would pass) that he obviously was in support of and then joking about it, or saying things that he thought were funny. They weren't. I almost never agree with Bob Olson but I agreed with him when he told you this is serious business. Will you ever grasp that?
OUR OPINION: SCHOOL TESTS
Area teachers returned to school last week after weeks of newspaper headlines about looming school district deficits and potential cuts and layoffs. On Aug. 31, the Brainerd Dispatch's banner headline was "Several area schools flunk progress report."
Open Forum: Large classes wouldn't work anymore
A recent Open Forum contributor asserted that class size of 35-plus wouldn't be the end of quality education as such class sizes were common in the 1940s. I didn't take the time to research his class size claim, and will take it as true. I do know that in the 1940s our schools, society, and lawmakers placed the greatest emphasis on reading, writing, and arithmetic. Parents and communities also had unwavering support for schools as they truly saw education as the ticket to a better life for their children as members of society. For these reasons, class sizes of 35-plus may have been manageable or even effective in those times.
11 - Smallmouth bass are catch-and-release only
OUTDOOR NOTES - DNR meeting on oak mortality Sept. 17 in Brainerd
The Minnesota DNR will hold an informational meeting on oak mortality caused by the two-lined chestnut borer Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.
Bear season eye-opener
He could hear it coming a block-and-a-half away, grunting and thrashing through the forest that shrouded hunter from hunted.
Recounting a not-so-quiet time to remember
School has started and we now enter a new season on the water - the quiet time.
Trent and Emily Museus
Emily Schmidt and Trent Museus were married April 14, 2007, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Jennifer Wilson officiating.
CURTIS AND LEIGHA SANOW
Leigha Walters and Curtis Sanow were married July 14, 2007, at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd with Pastor Darrell Pederson officiating.
90th birthday - Dolores Morey
Dolores Morey will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 15 at Motley United Methodist Church, located off Hwy. 10 near the water tower at the intersection of Third Street Lane and Cemetery Road. The event is hosted by her family. No gifts please. She was born Sept. 20, 1917.
Four generations - Wallin
Four generations recently gathered were Ethan Lee Wallin, son; Ben Wallin, father; Anita Wallin, grandmother; and Dorothy Hedlund, great-grandmother.
80th birthday - Goldie Hazuka
Goldie Hazuka, Brainerd, will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center in Brainerd. No gifts please.
Four generations - Leitold
Four generations recently gathered were Gavin Leitold, son, St. Cloud; Carly Leitold, daughter, St. Cloud; Brandon Leitold, father, St. Cloud; Jan Leitold, grandmother, Merrifield; and Norma Leitold, great-grandmother, Crosslake.
35th anniversary - Ken and Kathy Nornberg
Ken and Kathy Nornberg, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary with a surprise party hosted by their family. They were married Sept. 8, 1972.
MARK AND AMBER TAYLOR
Amber Sliver and Mark Taylor were married March 24, 2007, at Lord of Life Church in Baxter with Pastor Jennifer Wilson officiating.
Wedding planned - Danielle Ball and Dave Kavanaugh
Danielle Ball and Dave Kavanaugh announce their engagement. Parents are Frank Ball, Brainerd, and Judy Ball, Brainerd, and Greg Kavanaugh, Brainerd, and Margaret Kavanaugh, Brainerd. An Oct. 20 wedding is planned at Legacy Golf Course at Cragun's Resort in East Gull Lake.
50th anniversary - Jim and Judy Shepard
Jim and Judy Shepard, Nisswa, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 15 at Lake Edward Townhall located on the corners of CR 4 and CR 13. A luncheon will be provided. They were married Sept. 4, 1957, in Nisswa.
55th anniversary - Hank and Edna Lemm
Hank and Edna Lemm, Brainerd, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary with family on Sept. 20 on the Minnesota Zephyr dinner car. They were married Sept. 6, 1952, in Minneapolis.
Wedding planned - Jessica Yaunick and Michael Niemi
Jessica Yaunick and Michael Niemi announce their engagement. Parents are Jim and Lana Yaunick, Brainerd, and Chris and Gary Niemi, Baxter. An Oct. 20 wedding is planned at St. Francis Catholic Church.
40th anniversary - Bill and Barbara Mass
Bill and Barbara Mass, Brainerd, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 9, 1967, in Pillager.
55th anniversary - Walter and Nona (Olson) Fischer
Walter and Nona (Olson) Fischer will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary at their home in Baxter. They were married Sept. 13, 1952, in Brainerd.
Wedding planned - Arika Thiede and Matthew Heffron
Arika Thiede and Matthew Heffron announce their engagement. Parents are Paul and Dee Thiede, Pequot Lakes, and Loren and Joyce Heffron, Little Falls. A Sept. 15 wedding is planned at St. Alice's Church in Pequot Lakes.
A 36-hole disc golf tournament Sept. 1 at the Lum Park in Brainerd attracted several participants.
Raiders shut out Mesabi Range
Another home match, another sweep. Central Lakes College volleyball is now a perfect two for two in its 2007 campaign.
D' was even better against Spuds
After forcing two turnovers against St. Cloud Tech last week and limiting the Tigers to 192 yards, it might have been difficult for the Brainerd Warriors to match that effort this week.
Gobblers fall to Greenway 31-14
COLERAINE - Anthony Pohl caught two touchdown passes, each from a different thrower, in a 31-14 loss for the Aitkin Gobblers to Greenway on Friday.
The Brainerd Warrior volleyball team's opponent in Friday's story was incorrectly listed as Sauk Rapids. The Warriors played St. Cloud Tech.
Boser towers above the rest
With a nickname like "Bubber" she better be good.
Golf event to benefit several organizations
A golf tournament Oct. 5 designates the Central Lakes College fast-pitch softball team, the CLC Foundation student scholarship program and a new adoption organization as beneficiaries.
Is my team great or does it stink?
Who should I start?
First play spurs Warrior win
The first play from scrimmage put a dagger in the hearts of the Moorhead Spuds.
Wadena-Deer Creek beats West Central
WADENA - Donny Tabery threw for two touchdowns and ran 94 yards for another to lead the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to an 18-13 victory over the West Central Knights in Heart O'Lakes Conference football Friday.
Deer River rushes past Rangers
DEER RIVER - Mark Hoge found Matthew Hudrlik for an 11-yard touchdown pass for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers lone score in a 22-7 Great Polar Conference loss to Deer River Friday.
Big plays stifle Pequot Lakes
PEQUOT LAKES - The Breckenridge Cowboys used a classic football formula to remain unbeaten.
Willmar routs Little Falls 35-8
LITTLE FALLS - Alex Scott scored on a one-yard run to provide the only scoring for the Little Falls Flyers as they were beaten by the Willmar Cardinals 35-8 in Central Lakes Conference football Friday.
Verndale defeats Underwood
VERNDALE - Sam Moenkedick rushed for 171 yards on 12 carries and scored three touchdowns in a 42-6 victory over Underwood. With 382 total yards of rushing, the Pirates moved their home record under the lights to 2-0.
Rangers' Hite rises to occasion
Jason Hite put in a full days work to help the Crosby-Ironton Rangers football team win its first game in two years.
Eden Valley-Watkins gets by Pierz
EDEN VALLEY - Mark Kahl scored Pierz's only touchdown of the game on a 27-yard pass from Scott Janson as the Pioneers, ranked fifth in Class 2A, were upended 18-7 by the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles, ranked third in Class 2A, in Central Minnesota Conference football Friday.
PILLAGER - The Pillager Huskies capitalized on five New York Mills turnovers to secure a 27-9 Prairie North Conference football victory Friday.
Pine River-Backus edges Bagley
PINE RIVER - Marcus Hernandez caught three passes for 76 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown reception, recovered a fumble for a touchdown, made 19 tackles on defense and intercepted a pass for the Pine River-Backus Tigers as they defeated the Bagley Flyers 12-6 in Northern Plains Conference football Friday.
Little Falls, Wadena-Deer Creek lose
LITTLE FALLS - Sara Peterson won at number one singles in straight sets and Sam Koester won at number two singles for the Little Falls Flyers as they were defeated by the Willmar Cardinals 5-2 in Central Lakes Conference girls' tennis Friday.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers far northwest in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s far northwest to the upper 70s south. Tonight...Mostly cloudy north with showers northwest. Partly cloudy southeast. Lows in the mid 40s north to the 50s elsewhere. Sunday...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of morning showers northwest. A chance of showers northeast. Highs in the lower 60s north to the upper 70s southeast.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly sunny. Patchy fog this morning. Highs 74 north to
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Increasing clouds. Showers becoming likely north...And a
Caution: Insect at work
Weather drawing by Sophie Stubbs in the Baxter third grade of Ms. Hemstad.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely with scattered thunderstorms
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory northwest into central today...
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