BIZ BUZZ: Business incorporates art, education for shoppers
The Westgate Mall is displaying The World at Night photo exhibit from Sept. 12-27.
CLC to use $274,000 grant for training
STAPLES - Central Lakes College received a $274,000 grant from the state Department of Employment and Economic Development's Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to support lean and technical training for employees of Lakewood Health System, Staples.
Hypnosis turned into a career
EAST GULL LAKE - Jennifer Miller was a skeptic when she first sought out a hypnotist to help her with chronic back pain.
Matt Olander recently joined Complete Excavation as operations manager in the Brainerd lakes area.
Lakewood Health System Memorial Garden named
STAPLES - After dozens of name submissions and a panel vote, the memorial garden set to be built on the west side of Lakewood Health System is now named The Serenity Sanctuary at Lakewood Health System.
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
Nisswa City Council agenda
Meets 7 p.m. Sept. 16
The Brainerd Transportation Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Brainerd City Hall.
The AAUW (American Association of University Women) will meet 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at First Congregational Church, Fifth and Juniper, Brainerd. It is a potluck dinner. Members are urged to bring friends.
On Sept. 11, the Brainerd Fire Department displayed a large American flag from one of the fire trucks to mark the anniversary of the terror attacks.
Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday
CRASHES - A female was reported injured in a crash 10:14 p.m. Thursday on the 27,000 block of County Highway 4 near Breezy Point after a witness reported hearing a vehicle in the trees.
The Salvation Army, Westgate Mall and Cub Foods would like to thank our community and the media for their generosity and support of our Back to School program. This year, with your help, we were able to serve over 284 children with school supplies. That was 114 more children than last year.
AITKIN - Motorists will encounter a detour on U.S.169/Minnesota Avenue in Aitkin beginning Tuesday as crews reconstruct the BNSF Railway crossing.
Helping the college foundation
Katharine Herold (left), Merry Lynn Roelofs, Katie Burton, Michael Burton and Kathy Burton talked during social hour Friday night before enjoying dinner and the play "Married Alive" at the Gull Lake Center-Grand View Lodge. The Central Lakes College Foundation sponsored the event with all proceeds scheduled to benefit CLC student scholarships. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Four more BHS grads to enter hall of fame
Four men will be added to the Brainerd High School Distinguished Achievement Hall of Fame as part of the Warriors' homecoming celebration for the first time.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 13 - 30 years ago (1979) - Voters of Crow Wing County voted by a nearly 6 to 1 margin in favor of an airport referendum that will permit the city of Brainerd and the county to sell up to $900,000 in bonds as local share of an $8 million improvement project.
Pillager celebrates school's centennial
PILLAGER - They greeted each other inside the doors of Pillager High School Friday.
If he really wants to talk about the future and where you can see it, you'd come to a place like this.-David Durenberger, former Republican senator who leads the National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas, on the president's visit to Minnesota to push health care reform.
Photos capture veterans' hardship
Stephanie Klein read through the stories of veterans struggling with housing Thursday at Portraits of Home II: Veterans in Search of Stable Housing in the Q Gallery of the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd. The photos are meant to raise awareness of the growing housing challenges for veterans in Minnesota and will be on display through the 30th of September, Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
Why it's called a sunflower
In a literal interpretation of its name, rays of light beamed from amongst the petals of a sunflower with the setting of the sun Thursday in front of the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd. Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
Dorinda V. Palmer
Dorinda V. (Babe) Palmer passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at Mercy Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa due to complications from aneurysm surgery.
Jeanette E. Lindman
Jeanette Eloise Lindman was born and died Aug. 27, 2009, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Carl F. Albrecht
EMILY - Carl Frank Albrecht Jr., 81, Emily, died Sept. 8, 2009, at his home. He was born July 6, 1928, in St. Paul. With his wife Addie, he owned Carladdie Craft and Gift, Emily.
MINNEAPOLIS - Gary Sam, 39-year-old resident of Minneapolis, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, in Minneapolis. A funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Community Center on the Mille Lacs Reservation with Lee Staples advising.
PILLAGER - Dale Carlson, age 75, of Pillager, passed away Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, in International Falls.
Herbert T. Sheldon
CUSHING - Herbert T. Sheldon, 77-year-old resident of Cushing, passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at his home. Funeral arrangements for Herbert T. Sheldon are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
Evelyn A. Smith
PIERZ - Evelyn A. Smith, 89-year-old resident of Pierz, Minn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at the Pierz Villa in Pierz.
Wayne T. Batchelor
Wayne Thomas Batchelor, 60, of Brainerd, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Services for Wayne will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. Friends are welcome to gather one hour prior to services.
Herbert C. Heidecker
Herbert C. Heidecker, 92, Brainerd, passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Diamond Willow in Baxter. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are pending with the Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Brainerd.
Joseph A. Hough
Joseph Allan Hough, age 84, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society-Woodland. Joe was born on April 19, 1925, in Minneapolis to Joseph and Hellen (Offeler) Hough.
Gertrude Hughes, age 91, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at Good Samaritan Center Bethany in Brainerd.
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Our family would like to thank the honest individual at Fleet Farm who turned in a paper bag filled with fishing lures last Sunday. My husband took my son to pick out his own lures and fishing accessories for his seventh birthday gift.
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Congress is now back in session with a host of problems to tackle. One of those issues - health care legislation took center stage last week with President Barack Obama addressing Congress on the issue.
Joe Wilson loses it
WASHINGTON - South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson seems to have set a precedent Wednesday night when he called the president a liar during a joint session of Congress.
Two people are laid off from their jobs and come in for interviews. They both tell me they need the job bad. One says his unemployment benefits have run out and he has to have this job!
Getting ready to hit the trail(s)
The sign wasn't obvious. Rather, it mostly blended in with its surroundings. Not unlike the ruffed grouse that call this area home.
To restore the stream trout fishery in Little Andrus (Snowshoe) Lake, northwest of Outing in Cass County, the DNR will treat the lake with the fish toxicant Rotenone. Treatment will take place in early October.
Megan Beseres and Christopher Martin announce their engagment. Parents are Mike and Peggi Beseres, Aitkin, and Jack and Janet Martin, Woodbury, MN. An October wedding is being planned in Crosby.
Melissa Miller and Torben Behmer announce their engagement. Parents are Joyce Miller, Brainerd, Kelly Miller, Gypsum, CO., and Dieter and Monika Behmer, Hamburg, Germany. A September 19, 2009 wedding is planned at St. Francis Church in Brainerd with a reception to follow at Breezy Point Resort.
Greenway gets better of Aitkin
COLERAINE - Cody Fossum scored on a 2-yard run and a 75-yard kickoff return, but the Aitkin Gobblers fell to the Greenway Raiders 32-18 Friday in non-conference action.
Dean, Brainerd girls collect firsts
BEMIDJI - Jimmy Dean earned individual honors with his first-place time of 16:44.58 and all six Brainerd Warrior girls placed in the top 10 to claim the top spot in Friday's Bemidji Invite.
Loss to Bemidji stuns Warriors
BEMIDJI - Bemidji Lumberjacks football fans haven't had much to cheer about since 1990.
Hornets remain unbeaten
BAXTER - David Jensen netted two goals and Aaron Bostrom added another as the Lake Region Christian Hornets defeated Woodcrest 3-1 Friday.
Tigers pounce on Bagley
PINE RIVER - The Bagley Flyers held a 284-136 advantage in total offense, but the Pine River-Backus Tigers made the most of their opportunities to pick up a 22-6 Northern Plains Conference win Friday.
Pequot pounds Pelican by 27
PELICAN RAPIDS - Matt Michaelson connected with Cole Engen from 27 yards out and Jacob Box from 14 yards to help the Pequot Lakes Patriots drub the Pelican Rapids Vikings for a 34-7 Heart O'Lakes Conference victory Friday.
The Brainerd Family YMCA is accepting registrations for its upcoming adult women's basketball league.
Pierz errupts for big win over Kimball
PIERZ - The Pierz Pioneers racked up 344 rushing yards en rout to a 62-0 domination of the Kimball Cubs Friday in Central Minnesota Conference football Friday.
Verndale dominates again
VERNDALE - Amos Schmidt pounded his way for 159 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries as the Verndale Pirates ran over the Underwood Rockets for a 46-12 Pheasant Conference victory Friday.
Voss has visions of state
Megan Voss does not possess the ideal swimmer's body.
Flyers' losing streak ends at 21
COLD SPRING - Zach Horesji carried the ball 35 times for 234 yards and a touchdown to help the Little Falls Flyers snap a 21-game losing streak with Friday's 16-7 Central Lakes Conference victory over the Rocori Spartans.
Cardinals cruise to victory
BARRETT - Staples-Motley quarterback Alex Jansson ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more in a 43-0 Heart O'Lakes Conference win over West Central.
Rangers roll over Deer River
DEER RIVER - Mark Hoge caught four passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns and intercepted two passes as the Crosby-Ironton Rangers trampled the Deer River Warriors 26-6 Friday.
Bemidji's rebuilding process picks up steam with victory
BEMIDJI - Troy Hendricks was away from coaching football for six years after guiding the Bemidji Lumberjacks from 1995-2001.
Meidinger makes most of limited time
Zack Meidinger didn't see the field much during the Verndale Pirates season opener Sept. 4.
Broken assignments break Pillager's upset hopes; Huskies fall 20-6
PILLAGER - Lowell Scearcy is not easily impressed.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a few
State forecast for N.D.
Saturday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers southwest and
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Patchy morning fog. Mostly cloudy with a chance of
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Considerably cloudy west with showers and isolated thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms east. Partly cloudy east central parts. Highs 60s west...70s east.
State forecast for Wisconsin
Today...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers northwest. Highs in the mid 70s to low 80s.
A Sunday afternoon stroll
Weather drawing by Evelyn Watson in the Crosslake Community School first grade.
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