Plastics Plus sold to Lindar Corp.
BAXTER - Plastics Plus was recently purchased by the growth-oriented Baxter-based Lindar Corp. for an undisclosed amount.
Breezy Point set to build new marina restaurant
The wrecking ball has an early-October reservation at the Breezy Point Resort Marina Restaurant.
The Depot Grill Cafe at the Wild Rice Depot south of Brainerd just off Highway 371 is open.
Breezy Point Resort has a colorful history
The city of Breezy Point was first named the Village of Pelican Lakes when it was incorporated in 1939. After a shipment of furniture for the resort was sent to Pelican Rapids, the resort petitioned the city for a name change. And the city was renamed Village of Breezy Point.
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STAPLES - Lakewood Health System, Staples, was awarded a Blandin Foundation "Light Speed" grant of $26,000 and matched it for telehealth monitoring for home and hospice care.
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber named new board members.
If youve got it, bring it
Memorabilia from former Brainerd High School classmates is being sought to create a display for the upcoming community homecoming celebration.
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WALKER - The following appeared recently in Cass County District Court:
Three arrested in LF meth bust
LITTLE FALLS - Three people were arrested and a small amount of suspect methamphetamine seized early Thursday after officers executed a search warrant at a residence on the 700 block of Third Street in northeast Little Falls.
Gas line cut shuts down Excelsior Road in Baxter
The Brainerd Fire Department responded Friday morning to a gas line cut behind Movies 10, which caused Excelsior Road to be shut down for about 45 minutes as the line was being repaired.
Greatest Show on Dirt
North Central Speedway ends its season Saturday by hosting the 22nd annual Whist 100. Read how area racers did in the Greatest Show on Dirt in Sports Monday.
Get ready baby boomers
The baby boomers soon will be turning 65 and will dominate the demographics in Minnesota.
Breezy Point legacy
The Breezy Point Resort Marina restaurant will be demolished this fall, the new restaurant going up will tap into the resorts Hollywood history.
An opera career has taken Peggy Kriha Dye around the world, but the 1987 Brainerd High School graduate is glad to be coming home for a recital on Oct. 7.
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Teen injured in shop class at BHS
A teenage boy got his little finger, or pinky, caught in a lathe in a Brainerd High School shop class Friday afternoon and was transported by North Ambulance to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Its that time again for the Ageless Expo. Find out whats planned for this years event.
A Brainerd School Board Building Committee meeting has been scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Franklin Arts Center, 1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd.
Staples Tour of Homes
Marty and Mary Raddatz's bed and breakfast: The two-story, old English horse-style barn has two guest suites, a living room and a deck overlooking the apple orchard. On the main level is the nostalgic dining room and kitchen. The interior theme is sumptuous country comfort with many recycled family items. A stamped concrete sidewalk winds around the flower gardens and leads to a fire pit surrounded by bushes.
Organization seminar scheduled Monday
Home management expert Deniece Schofield, who has authored four books on organizing, will present two two-hour seminars Monday at the Red Roof Inn, formerly the Ramada Inn, in Brainerd.
BACK ON TOUR
STAPLES - Charlie and Kathy Crews' Staples home - built in 1901 by Daniel Kirchgessner, who came to Staples in 1897 from Brainerd to help build the Northern Pacific Railway Yard - wasn't built as a showcase home. Rather, it was built for the working class.
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The Widowed Friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday for lunch at the Nisswa Legion. For more information, call 838-4332 or 829-2682.
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1967) - Laurel Street still has traffic going both ways, despite a decision of the city council to have one-way traffic begin today. The reason is that one-way signs haven't arrived.
SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS
Crosby-Ironton Monday B - Assorted muffins, cereal, juice, milk. L - Pizza, corn, garden salad, marshmallow bar, milk.
A video and discussion regarding "Thinking of Enlisting? Beyond Treason" will be from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Brainerd Public Library.
8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - Greeting card recycling.
This was Brainerd
100 years ago (1907) - Geo. Wilmot of Crosslake was in the city last night. He will move from that place to Jenkins soon and states that Crosslake will soon be a deserted place.
Whether it's memorabilia from the 1954 Brainerd High School state basketball tournament championship game, a yearbook or a letterman jacket from another decade - if you have any BHS memorabilia - the high school wants to put it on display.
Online forum to address District 181 levy questions
The Brainerd School District is asking voters to support a $5.75 million operating levy referendum Nov. 6.
The Minnesota Multi Housing Association and the Brainerd Police Department will be hosting a class on marketing and leasing your rental property units from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Brainerd Public Library.
Ski Gull, a nonprofit community-owned facility, is planning its annual fundraiser for Sept. 20 with the Eat, Drink and Be Charitable Ski Gull Annual Fall Fundraiser at the Lodge at Brainerd Lakes.
I was getting to be a real bad basketcase.
Nisswa Fall Festival scheduled Saturday
NISSWA - The 34th annual Nisswa Fall Festival is planned from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Nisswa and in the Nisswa Square.
Grand jury indicts Hull in strangulation of LF man
MILACA (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a St. Cloud-area man on two counts of first-degree murder in the strangulation death of a Little Falls man whose burned body was found buried in May, prosecutors announced.
Finding of deed resolves Garrison City Hall issue
The case of the missing deed for the Garrison City Hall has been solved.
One plump pumpkin
Jim Mead, also known as Doctor Pumpkin, may have caused quite a scene Thursday afternoon when he brought one of his largest pumpkins into town to get weighed.
Monday, Oct. 1:
Fire flares at Madden's
EAST GULL LAKE - Fire destroyed a 40-by-60-foot storage and maintenance building at Madden's On Gull Lake resort Thursday afternoon.
Crow Wing taxpayer info to be available on Internet
Crow Wing County taxpayer information goes online Monday.
There are a lot of people in the community who have neat items they've held on to. We'd like them to bring the items in for the display to share it with others in the community.
Area counties eligible for emergency loans
The Secretary of Agriculture declared a natural disaster determination for 24 counties in Minnesota based on losses caused by drought that occurred May 1 and continuing. As a result, counties in the area that are eligible for Farm Service Agency emergency farm loans are Aitkin, Itasca, Crow Wing, Carlton, Cass, Lake, Cook and St. Louis.
Desperately seeking Domino
She may be only 17 pounds, but little Domino sent her family on a doggone crazy adventure when the Boston terrier spent 49 days on the run around Brainerd.
John F. Winkelman
STAPLES - John F. Winkelman, age 91, of Staples, passed away at the Lakewood Health System Care Center on Friday, September 14, 2007.
Floyd Lee Hoskins
Floyd Hoskins of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, at his home. Floyd was born Nov. 4, 1935, to Elza and Florence (Leikvoll) Hoskins at his home near Little Falls, Minn. He attended country school by Little Falls, Santiago, Pierz and Brainerd. At the age of 14 the family moved to a farm southeast of Brainerd. Floyd worked as a logger in Ely and in construction since 1956 for Harry Koalska, in the twin cities. He was a self-employed excavator (49er) since 1977 until he retired. He married Ione Determan on June 22, 1957. They lived in Minneapolis, Roseville, Coon Rapids and Anoka. On Nov. 1, 2003, they built a house southeast of Brainerd where he resided until his death.
George Harklerode Jr.
NISSWA - George Harklerode Jr., age 75, 17-year resident of Nisswa, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, in Brainerd. George was born Feb. 9, 1932, in Mason City, Iowa, to George and Josephine (Adams) Harklerode. He married Marlys "Mollie" Mullaney, his wife of 48 years, in 1959. He was a member of St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Nisswa and the VFW.
Andrew O. Lee
FORT RIPLEY - Andrew O. Lee, 79, of Fort Ripley, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
PINE RIVER - Regina Tuma, age 87, of Pine River, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2007, at her home. She was born January 4, 1920, in Ashley, Ill., to Tony and Frona Mydler.
Carole Jean Anderson
BACKUS - Carole Jean Anderson, age 64, of Backus, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 14, 2007, at her home. She was born December 21, 1942, in Minneapolis.
Neta D. DeShaw
AITKIN - Neta D. DeShaw, 85, of Aitkin, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, at Aitkin Health Services, Aitkin.
Dawn E. Brunner
WOODVILLE, Wis. - Dawn E. Brunner, age 34, of Woodville, Wis., formerly of Baldwin, Wis., passed away due to a brain aneurysm on Sept. 12, 2007, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.
OUR OPINION: LAWYER FEES
Every once in awhile common sense comes out on top - even in our federal judicial system.
Open Forum: Tactical team results were reassuring
Crow Wing County residents should be very proud of our sheriffs Tactical Response Team and their success in their first year of competing in the West Central Swat Competition (Dispatch, Sept. 6). Sheriffs Lt. Dennis Lasher, tactical team leader, sheriffs Sgt. Dave Fischer, assistant team leader, and members of the Sheriffs Tactical Response Team won or placed in the top three in each event of the nine-hour day, against five teams and more than 100 tactical officers.
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Viewing the impassioned oratory of Mary Koep before the planning commission one would think the very survival of human civilization as we know it hinged on the survival of two trees along her boulevard. The term, drama queen, virtually leapt from the TV screen.
OUR OPINION: THIRTY YEARS
Domestic abuse is not a new behavior pattern. It existed for years, but was spoken of only in whispers. The mindset of many people for decades was that what happened in a family should be kept in the family.
The Brainerd Walleye Alliance's sixth annual Fall Walleye Classic is scheduled from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23 on Pelican Lake at Breezy Point Resort.
LOCAL FISHING REPORT
Redtails or rainbow minnows are producing walleyes at Gull Lake in 18 to 28 feet, with some fish being pulled as deep as 42 feet. Pelican Lake and Whitefish Lake are other walleye options in similar depths. Pike are hitting large minnows in 15 to 25 feet on most lakes and bass continue to be pulled from the deep weedbeds. Look for panfish off the weeds in eight to 15 feet throughout the area.
A river runs to it
LITTLE FALLS - He flipped effortlessly through the stack of photographs, each telling a story of his journey.
Time for a change
After spending the last few years meeting clients, chit-chatting with customers, cleaning fish, picking "prime" red tails, having guide meetings, hanging out and just watching the everyday S&W Bait/White Gables Motel life, we - my wife Shelley and I - have decided it's time to move onward.
Steven and Aubrey Sakaguchi
Aubrey Gold and Steven Sakaguchi were married Aug. 18, 2007, at the Oregon Territory Museum in Oregon City, Ore.
Tom and Mabel Anderson
Tom and Mabel Anderson, Brainerd, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 17, 1947.
Four generations: Gallant
Four generations recently gathered were Estele Lee Gallant, daughter; Brent Gallant, father; Gary Gallant, grandfather; and Joyce and Dean Gallant, great-grandparents.
Eileen and Doug Spilman
Eileen and Doug Spilman will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-6 p.m. Sept. 16 at their home. They were married Nov. 25, 1967.
Jerry and Vicki Kelm
Jerry and Vicki Kelm, Brainerd, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Brainerd Eagles Club. The event is being hosted by their children. They were married Sept. 25, 1982, in Brainerd
Sarah Benning and Wesley Hendrickson
Sarah Benning and Wesley Hendrickson announce their engagement. Parents are Al and Jill Benning, Eau Claire, Wis., and Kathy Riles, Brainerd. An Oct. 20 wedding is planned at Salem Baptist Church in Eau Claire is planned.
JAMES AND DEBORAH NYSATHER
Deborah M. Hernandez and James O. Nysather were married Aug. 18, 2007, at St. Brendan's Church in San Francisco.
Cathy Jo McAllister and Craig Eugene Larson
Cathy Jo McAllister and Craig Eugene Larson announce their engagement. Parents are Char and Maurice McAllister, Backus, and Diane Larson, Nisswa, and Raymond Larson, Pequot Lakes. A Sept. 22 wedding is planned at First Lutheran Church of Pine River.
Dave and Sharon Wood
Dave and Sharon Wood recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 1, 1962, in Hammond, Wis.
Gale and Marlys Plante
Gale and Marlys Plante will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Falls Ballroom. They were married Oct. 19, 1957. No gifts please.
Four generations: Holmgren
Four generations recently gathered were Justice Isaiah Holmgren, son, Kilgore, Texas; Joel Holmgren, father, Kilgore, Texas; Annette Holmgren, grandmother, Kilgore, Texas; and Leo and Jackie Conroy, great-grandparents, Brainerd.
Mary Gronholz, Brainerd, recently celebrated her 85th birthday with her family. She was born Sept. 6, 1922.
Lawrence and Elaine DeLuney
Lawrence and Elaine DeLuney, Staples, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family. They were married Sept. 14, 1957, in Minneapolis.
Donald and Patricia Howitz
Donald and Patricia Howitz, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. They were married Aug. 25, 1957, in Ada.
BAXTER - The Legacy Five Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Heritage Assembly of God auditorium, 13242 Berrywood Drive, Baxter.
We all should pick a chair
I saw some coverage in the news about the death of a great Italian opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti on Sept. 6. What I know about opera wouldn't even fill out a decent sized paragraph. I don't say that with pride, just a confession of my ignorance and something I hope to correct. But I have run across this story (from a source I have misplaced).
Greenway rushes past C-I
CROSBY - Despite being pulled in the first half, Mark Hoge came back to throw for 224 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a third in Crosby-Ironton's 48-24 loss to Greenway Friday.
Pequot boys, Wadena-Deer Creek girls win in cross country
REMER - Clayton Foster's first-place time of 16:19 paced the Pequot Lakes boys' cross country team to a victory at the Northland-Deer River Invite Thursday.
Brainerd snaps conference skid
In losing six of their first seven matches this season the Brainerd Warriors volleyball team couldn't put foes away when it had the chance.
Sartell Sabres stick Little Falls with loss
BELLE PRAIRIE - The Little Falls Flyers held the Sartell Sabres scoreless in the second half, but couldn't match the Sabres two first-half goals.
Dan Ebert collects his biggest win
BARROWS - Dan Ebert collected his biggest win at North Central Speedway Thursday night. He won the first NCS Pure Stock feature in the 22nd annual Wissota 100.
Rocori vs. Warriors
When: 7 p.m. Friday, Adamson Field, Brainerd.
Warriors face challenge in Rocori
Despite having one of the smallest enrollments in the Central Lakes Conference and playing in a Class 4A section, the Rocori Spartans have pushed a pair of 5A opponents this fall.
Cowboys corral W-DC
BRECKENRIDGE - The Breckenridge Cowboys jumped out to a 41-13 halftime lead and defeated the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 55-13 in Heart O' Lakes Conference football Friday.
W-DC sweeps Crosby-Ironton
WADENA - Brigetta Berg had 20 kills and 16 digs to help lead the Wadena-Deer Creek volleyball team past Crosby-Ironton in Mid-State Conference volleyball action Thursday. The Wolverines were also aided by Courtney Volkman's 38 set assists and Steph Perkins' 31 digs.
Bemidji cuts down Flyers
LITTLE FALLS - Joe Rydeen's second quarter fumble recovery return for a touchdown was the lone bright spot for Little Falls in a 23-7 non-conference loss to Bemidji Friday.
Tigers shut out W-H-A
PINE RIVER - Ben Kline threw a 28-yard pass to Pat Bresnahan for the Pine River-Backus Tigers' first score as they defeated the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves 12-0 in Northern Plains football Friday.
Vonitter tallies 23 saves in Flyers' loss
BELLE PRAIRIE - Missy Vonitter had 23 saves for Little Falls in its 4-0 loss to Willmar in Central Lakes Conference action Friday.
Sauk Centre socks S-M
SAUK CENTRE - Two touchdowns by Staples-Motley's Tyler Ness were the first scored on Sauk Centre this season and they helped the Cardinals to a 12-8 halftime lead.
Royalton knocks off Huskies
Royalton - Justin Ringler connected on a 30-yard scoring strike to Shawn Baron to give the Pillager Huskies a 6-0 second-quarter lead in a Prairie North Conference game Friday.
Cardinals' Landecker has plenty of faith on course
Naomi Landecker is on a mission.
Warriors dominate Lucky Lindy
The members of both Brainerd Warriors cross country teams like to run together.
AREA SPORTS SHORTS
Mikael Lickteig of Little Falls and Jascha Pettit of Wadena will play in the North American Hockey League Showcase Sept. 19-22 at the Schwan SuperRink in Blaine.
Binger wins, Flyers fall in swimming
SARTELL - Molly Binger won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 57.22 for the Little Falls Flyers as they lost to the Sartell Sabres 107-76 in Central Lakes Conference girls' swimming and diving Thursday.
BHS passing game still productive
Brainerd quarterback Nate Schaefbauer and Warriors receivers continued to thrive in Friday's 24-18 victory over Rocori.
Warriors edge Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA - The Brainerd Warriors continued their perfect season in the Central Lakes Conference as they defeated the Alexandria Cardinals 4-3 Thursday in girls' tennis.
Warriors survive test
In their first two games the Rocori Spartans built leads against Moorhead and Alexandria but couldn't maintain them.
Fergus Falls battles past Brainerd
It was a matchup of undefeateds when the Fergus Falls girls' swimming and diving team visited the Brainerd High School pool Thursday night.
Pierz rocks Rockets
PIERZ - Leo Pohlkamp is not a speech maker.
Sartell defeats Flyers in soccer
SARTELL - Sarah Schellinger recorded a hat trick to lead the Sartell Sabres to a 10-0 victory over the Little Falls Flyers in Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer Thursday.
Pirates still perfect
ASHBY - Sam Moenkedick rushed for 164 yards and three touchdowns to carry the Verndale Pirates to a 24-16 Pheasant Conference North victory over Ashby Friday.
JV Warrior boys first, girls second at Lucky Lindy
The Brainerd Warriors junior varsity boys' cross country team won the Myron Ahle Lucky Lindy meet Thursday at Little Falls.
Jensen tops among area qualifiers
BARROWS - Brad Jensen's second-place finish in the Wissota Modified qualifying feature Friday during the Wissota 100 at North Central Speedway led all area drivers in the three qualifying features.
Aitkin Gobblers defeat Pequot Lakes 6-1
AITKIN - The Aitkin Gobbles continued their winning ways as they swept the doubles competition on their way to a 6-1 non-conference win over the Pequot Lakes Patriots in girls' tennis Thursday.
PR drops Pequot 24-13
PEQUOT LAKES - Pequot Lakes got two touchdowns from its defense but couldn't mount any offensive score in a 24-13 Heart O'Lakes Classic Conference loss to Pelican Rapids Friday.
Wasland, Little Falls tie Minnewaska 1-1
STARBUCK - Josiah Tonder scored on an assist from Matt Wasland to give the Little Falls Flyers a 1-0 advantage against Minnewaska Friday.
Deer River rallies past AHS
DEER RIVER - Nathan Cummings scored on a 2-yard run and Jase Hegman caught a 19-yard pass to give Aitkin a 13-0 first quarter lead in the Gobblers' eventual 30-19 Polar North Conference loss to Deer River Friday.
Streaking Warriors dominate Pioneers
Kayla Huether of Brainerd defeated Kayla Kapsner 6-1, 6-4 at the No. 1 singles spot to give the Warriors an early lead in their 6-1 win over Pierz Friday.
Tigers' Hernandez keeps his word in win
Jesse and Marcus Hernandez were inseparable in their athletic endeavors.
Comcast cuts Internet service to bandwidth hogs
The rapid growth of online videos, music and games has created a new Internet sin: using it too much.
Legislation eyes teen drivers' cell phones
SAN FRANCISCO - Narin Leininger knows about the risks of talking on a cell phone or sending text messages while driving. The 16-year-old high school junior says hed only use his phone behind the wheel in an emergency - a flat tire, traffic jam or crash.
Libraries check out Web demand
NEW YORK - YouTube, online job applications and homework help sites have boosted demand and contributed to lines for Internet access at the nation's public libraries, yet a new survey finds the majority have no immediate plans to add computers.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
Weather drawing by Sophie Stubbs of Ms. Hemstads third-grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for Iowa
...Frost advisory in effect for much of eastern...Central and
The Nation's Weather
A cold front carrying heavy rain was forecast to sweep through the Northeast on Saturday, bringing the eastern third of the nation its first significant cold surge of the season.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Sunny north to partly cloudy south. Breezy and warmer. A few sprinkles far southeast. Highs in the 60s east to the 80s west.
Medieval records help scientists understand climate history
EINSIEDELN, Switzerland (AP) - A librarian at this 10th century monastery leads a visitor beneath the vaulted ceilings of the archive past the skulls of two former abbots.
State forecast for North Dakota
...Freeze warning remains in effect until mid morning west and west
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s east to near 80 west.
Wisconsin state forecast
Freeze warning for parts of northern wisconsin late tonight into early saturday...
The Nation's Weather
The remains of Hurricane Humberto were to bring heavy rain to portions of the Gulf Coast states on Friday, while cool air swept over the Great Lakes and high pressure built over the northern Plains.
State forecast for Iowa
...Freeze warning until 10 am for much of north central and
State forecast for Minnesota
...Freeze warning much of north and central mn from late tonight
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Sunny...Warmer. Highs in the lower to mid 60s.
Sun setting on summer
Weather drawing by Annika Mau of Ms. Hemstads third-grade class at Baxter school.
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