AITKIN - An Aitkin man was arrested by Aitkin Police early Sunday morning after he set his apartment on fire, causing an evacuation of the apartment building, according to police.
This is a man on the run, from a cave, who is virtually impotent other than these tapes."
Arts, crafts, music - and racing pigs - equal fun in lakes area
Country singer Red Johnson (left) kissed one of Gary Dauer's racing pigs during his band's performance Saturday at the Cowboy and Hobo Days at the fairgrounds. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Artists' works bring out crafty shoppers
Duly Mitchell, an artist from Tuscon Arizona, enjoyed talking with customers Saturday while working at the 35th Anniversary Little Falls Arts & Crafts Fair. His porcelain creations are unique, utilizing willemite crystals that are grown on the surface in unpredictable and random patterns. Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
Hardwick's efforts helped open door to Crosslake's first library
Nine years ago, three Crosslake residents got together with the idea of starting a library in Crosslake.
Having hobo days fun
Fans enjoyed two days of listening to various bands at the Cowboy & Hobo Days Friday and Saturday at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds in Brainerd from The Shaffer Family to Cactus Willie, Boxcar Bob & The Drifter.
This was Brainerd
September 10 - 30 years ago (1977) - Feeling a tight financial squeeze, the Brainerd City Council chopped nearly $314,000 from its proposed $5.3 million budget for 1978.
Veronica M. Damm
Veronica M. Damm, 93, of Brainerd, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2007, at the Edgewood Vista in Brainerd. Funeral services are pending with the Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home.
Florence C. Longfellow
Florence C. Longfellow, age 92, former resident of Fort Ripley, died Saturday, September 8, 2007, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village. Florence was born May 15, 1915, in St. Bonifacius, Minn., to John and Lena (Ditsch) Thesing.
PINE RIVER - Rose Duke, age 94, of Pine River, passed away Friday, September 7, 2007, at the Redwood Area Hospital in Redwood Falls. She was born April 17, 1913, in Jacksonville, Shelby County, Iowa, to Ernest and Christina (Jorgensen) Petersen.
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Evelyn (Boozell) LaSart
CROSBY - Evelyn Grace (Boozell) LaSart, age 92, of Crosby and formerly of Crosslake, died September 6, 2007, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. She was born on February 3, 1915, in Crosby to Gust and Matilda (Larson) Lundgren.
The newspaper's coverage of the school bond levy has quite effectively appealed to the reader's emotions. Articles have included both a "doomsday" scenario should the levy fail as well as "tug-at-the-heartstrings" impact to individual families. The editors appear to strongly favor a "yes" vote and a desire to lead readers to the same decision.
Raiders sweep Vermilion
Krista Meyer pounded down 11 kills from the outside hitter spot and six different Central Lakes College Raiders scored ace serves in a three-game sweep over Vermilion in Minnesota Community College Conference volleyball Saturday.
CLC storms back to victory
It wasn't always pretty, but thanks to a bend-but-don't-break defense and resilient offense, the Central Lakes College football team made its mark in the win column for the first time this season Saturday.
Quast's ace leads to victory
OAKDALE - Two days after shooting a team score of 332, the worst score in Jim Russell's tenure, the Central Lakes College Raiders men's golf team came back to shoot a 294 and win at the Oak Marsh Golf Course Saturday
BHS beats Elk River
ELK RIVER - Caitlin Barnaby scored the game's lone goal, off a Megan Bates assist, with less than 15 minutes remaining to allow the Brainerd Warriors to squeeze past the Elk River Elks in a tight section 8-2A girls' soccer match Saturday.
Warriors 7th in tourney
BUFFALO - Krystle Radtke and Karlye Barron both had 13 kills and Nikker Graumann collected 32 set assists and 10 kills as the Brainerd Warriors finished seventh at the Buffalo volleyball tournament Saturday.
Kimman helps Pierz win Ogilvie title
OGILVIE - Katie Kimman's combined 42 kills, 4 aces, and 21 digs led the Pierz Pioneers volleyball team to the Ogilvie volleyball tournament title Saturday.
Pierz shines at Pine City
PINE CITY - The Pierz Pioneers captured three titles and Pequot Lakes and Aitkin each tallied one at the John Eberhart girls' tennis invitational Friday.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Increasing clouds. Windy with highs from the mid 60s
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy far northwest. A chance of showers central. Rain south. Highs in the mid 60s northwest to the upper 50s south.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Rain. Highs 57 northeast to 75 far southeast.
Weather drawing by Kyla Parduhn of Ms. Hemstad's third-grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly sunny. Chance of showers south this morning.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Cloudy with morning showers tapering off southeast... Becoming partly to mostly sunny this afternoon. Mostly sunny northwest becoming partly cloudy. Highs from the mid 60s southeast to lower 70s northwest into central.
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