LITTLE FALLS -- A 21-year-old Waite Park man was injured Saturday after losing control of his motorcycle and going into the ditch of Highway 371 at Highway 115, north of Little Falls.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a small grass fire about 3 p.m. Sunday at Woodrow and Nelson roads in south Crow Wing County. Firefighters extinguished the small fire.
"The bill's not perfect; we could have written a better bill. I just didn't know how craven the gun manufacturers would be."
Crowd for crafts in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- Every summer for the past 14 years, Robert and Dianne Fortney have driven 260 miles to set up shop at the Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair.
Catastrophe strikes family twice
A 5-year-old Nisswa girl is in a Minneapolis hospital battling a rare form of childhood cancer a year and a half after her mother died of esophageal and stomach cancer.
This was Brainerd
Tom Norman of Paul Bunyan Toastmasters received the Distinguished Toastmasters Award, the highest award presented by Toastmasters International.
Clara M. O'Brien
Clara M. O'Brien, age 80, a resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Sigrid E. Hurley
ST. PAUL -- Sigrid Ellen Hurley, age 87, St. Paul, passed away Sept. 11, 2004.
BACKUS -- Ethel Torkelson, age 81, of Backus, passed away Sept. 10, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids. She was born Nov. 17, 1922, in Minot, N.D., to Merton and Viola (Tinkham) Benton.
MOTLEY -- Hazel Smith, Motley, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Home of Staples.
William A. Yezek
William is survived by his wife, Laura; sons Bill (Kathy), of Woodbury, and Tom (Pat), of Garrison; stepchildren Juanita Risky, of Kentucky, and Jay Flack, of California; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. His parents, his first wife, Helen, and a son, Jim, preceded him in death.
James Tower Sr.
STAPLES -- James Tower Sr., 83, of Staples, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at the Staples Care Center. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Home of Staples.
AITKIN -- Gregory Roberge, age 57, of Aitkin, died Sept. 10, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
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The Kerry-Edwards gun control team has promised its liberal base of support if elected (1) to ban all gun show sales (2) to ban most center fire rifle ammo and (3) add all semiautomatic shotguns to Clinton's banned weapons list ("America's 1st Freedom," August issue, page 60). Sounds like a load of East Coast manure to me!
BHS' Huether claims title
Brainerd Warrior freshman tennis player Kayla Huether established herself as a player to watch out for as she went 4-0 and captured the championship at No. 1 singles at the Camp Lake Hubert Invitational Saturday.
Cardinal girls get past Lakeville in tough battle
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley girls' cross country team had six runners place in the top 10 as the Cardinals edged the fifth ranked Class 2A Lakeville Panthers by a single point to capture the Staples-Motley Invitational Saturday.
CLC wins first home game in three years
The Central Lakes College Raiders football team hadn't won at home since Oct. 16, 2001, a span of eight home games.
tenCate powers Raider netters
The Central Lakes College volleyball team learned a valuable lesson.
Cusac, Tigers roar to Pine Lakes championship
PEQUOT LAKES -- Erin Cusac tallied 25 kills and Chelsey Dabill added 21 kills to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers volleyball team to the Pine Lakes tournament championship Saturday.
Warriors get fourth straight shutout
In its first game of the season, the Brained Warriors girls' soccer team gave up only one goal, a feat most teams would be more than happy with.
BHS takes second
BUFFALO -- The Brainerd Warriors volleyball team marched through pool play at the Buffalo Tournament Saturday before falling to Watertown-Mayer in the championship game 25-21, 25-11 to take runner-up honors.
Brainerd Warriors football alumni are invited to attend a meeting 7 p.m. Monday at the Elks Lodge, 202 S. 4th St., to plan a benefit for assistant coach Steve Nunnink.
PL doubles teams score wins
PINE CITY -- The Pequot Lakes No. 1 doubles teams of Val Meschke and Kayla Lenz went unbeaten and won the championship, as did the No. 3 doubles team of Kim Williams and Megan Lenz, at the Pine City tennis tournament Saturday.
State forecast for S.D.
Wind advisory in effect this morning and afternoon extreme southeast...
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs from the 60s north
Going to school
Weather drawing by Maddi Adams of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Patchy early morning fog. Highs in the 80s. Cooler near lake michigan.
State forecast for Minnesota
Wind advisory today southwest...
State forecast for Iowa
Wind advisory today for western iowa...
Rental property meeting Monday
The Brainerd Rental Property Owners and Managers will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the Brainerd Police Station at 225 East River Road.
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