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.
Get ready baby boomers
The baby boomers soon will be turning 65 and will dominate the demographics in Minnesota.
Its time again for the Ageless Expo. Find out whats planned for this years event.
This was Brainerd
100 years ago (1907) - The tie preserving plant is now about ready for operation. The plant will employ about 125 men and will use this number of men from nine months to the entire time hereafter.
Brian Rhett, son of Tom and Kim Rhett, Pillager, graduated spring semester from the College of Biological Sciences at the University of MN, Twin Cities. He received a degree in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development.
Festival is all about fun - for kids and everyone else
Dust and debris filled the air Saturday as children dove into a haystack in search of coins and treasures hidden within.
This is the most fun Ive had.
Art of retirement
CROSSLAKE - On Valentine's Day when Jim Stevenson didn't have a gift for his wife, he went downstairs to whip something up.
It's become a tourist attraction.
BAXTER - The fifth grade students of Forestview Middle School in Baxter will be involved in raising funds to enable all 483 fifth-grade classmates to participate in BizTown, a replica city operated by Junior Achievement, where students learn valuable life skills about economics, citizenship, business, teamwork and more. The students run the city for a day having applied for their various occupations/jobs they will be performing.
- Actor who you'd like to play you in a movie of your life? Tom Selleck.
NISSWA - Autumn doesn't officially begin until Sunday but the city of Nisswa kicked off the start of the fall season Saturday with its 34th annual Nisswa Fall Festival.
Backus woman killed in ATV crash
LONG PRAIRIE - A 32-year-old Backus woman died about 6 p.m. Saturday after the all-terrain vehicle she was riding crashed near Long Prairie, the Todd County Sheriff's Department reported.
Richard J. Larson
CROSBY - Richard John Larson, age 68, of Crosby, died Sept. 15, 2007, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
John F. Winkelman
STAPLES - John F. Winkelman, age 91, of Staples, passed away on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at the Lakewood Health System Care Center.
John V. Tholen
LITTLE FALLS - John V. Tholen, 82-year-old resident of Little Falls, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, in Pierz after a long life and short illness.
Norman A. Moser
Norman A. Moser, age 79, resident of Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at the Pierz Villa in Pierz.
CROSSLAKE - Mary Bundgaard, age 86, of Crosslake, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at Pine Lakes Adult Foster Care in Crosslake.
Leave bridge solutions to 2008
The Legislature and Gov. Tim Pawlenty deserve praise for coming together early this morning and agreeing to pass a much-needed flood-aid package for southeastern Minnesota.
OTHER OPINION: SEN. CRAIG
Sen. Larry Craig, the Idaho Republican caught in a sex sting at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, seems to be a man with a problem.
Open Forum: Minnesota floods were Pawlenty's 'Katrina'
The editorial Floods Response Commended is a very inaccurate portrayal of what is truly occurring in southeastern Minnesota. The Dispatch should look to the community papers that were more severely impacted by the flood and print their editorials.
Rosenthal's 5 goals lead BHS
BAXTER - Kelly Rosenthal tied a program record with five goals and the Brainerd Warriors romped to a 7-0 victory over the Bemidji Lumberjacks in girls' soccer Saturday at Southdale Field.
Warriors runners-up at International Falls Invite
INTERNATIONAL FALLS - Emily Thesing had 21 kills and six ace serves and Angie Maurer to power the Brainerd Warriors to second place in Saturday's International Falls Bronco Invitational.
Raiders lose to Vermilion on overtime interception
ELY - The defending state and national champion Vermilion Ironmen returned an interception for a touchdown in overtime to nip the Central Lakes College Raiders 20-14 in Minnesota Community Conference football Saturday.
Two area racers fare well
BARROWS - Two Brainerd area racers made their names known Saturday night in the 22nd annual Wissota 100 at North Central Speedway.
BHS first at Park Rapids
PARK RAPIDS - The Brainerd Warrior girls' swimming and diving team won six events and the team championship in Saturday's Park Rapids Invite.
Cards sweep titles
PARK RAPIDS - The Staple-Motley tennis team completed a clean sweep of the Mid-State Conference tennis tournament Saturday.
Brainerd drops third straight
BAXTER - The Bemidji Lumberjacks defeated the Brainerd Warriors 2-0 in boys' soccer Saturday at Southdale Field.
Raiders third at Ridgewater tournament
Krista Meyer had 35 kills for the Raiders.
Tigers tops at Neprud tourney
CROSBY - The Pine River-Backus Tigers swept all four of their matches by 2-0 scores Saturday to win the Barb Neprud Invitational volleyball tournament.
Brainerd High School graduate John Haberman rushed for two touchdowns and 130 yards as St. Olaf overwhelmed Hamline 56-7 Saturday in an MIAC opener.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms developing by afternoon. Highs from the upper 70s northeast to near 90 southcentral to far southeast.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Mostly sunny northwest to mostly cloudy east. A chance of
The Nation's Weather
Generally calm weather was on tap for much of the nation Monday as high pressure covers the eastern portion of the country and the West largely lacks enough moisture for significant areas of widespread rain to develop outside the Rockies.
Weather drawing by Danielle Parks of Mrs. Meyers third-grade class at Riverside school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy and warmer. A slight chance for thunderstorms west and north. Highs in the 70s to around 80. Tonight...Partly cloudy. Thunderstorms likely far northwest. A chance of thunderstorms elsewhere north central and west. Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
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