New thrift store has three missions
Common goods for the Common Good. That's the message displayed inside the new charity thrift store - Common Goods - which opened Sept. 1 on Highway 371 North next to Lake Region Storage.
Alan Cibuzar of A.W. Research Laboratories Inc. of Brainerd attended the International Network of Environmental Forensics Conference in Calgary, Alberta.
Staples library added to Ellen Peters' duties
Ellen Peters, currently branch manager of the Eagle Bend Public Library, is adding management of the Staples Public Library to her responsibilities, effective Sept. 21.
Biz Buzz: SA going downtown
Motorists will be able to stop for gas and goodies once again as the corner gas station and convenience store on the edge of downtown Brainerd reopens this fall as a SuperAmerica.
Brainerd City Council
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
Pillager School Board
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
Pillager Budget Committee Meeting
Pillager Board of Education
Morrison County Board
Meets 9-10:20 a.m. Tuesday
Pequot Lakes School Board
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
Cass County Board
Meets 6 p.m. Tuesday
Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
ATTEMPTED ROBBERY - A Brainerd man on the 400 block of Third Avenue reported at 3:17 a.m. Friday that two males broke into his home, demanded money and fled.
Little Falls School Board
Meets 6 p.m. Monday
Pine River-Backus School Board
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
North-South: Ray and Gladys Norrgard, 87.5; Bruce Eastman and Patrick Spradlin, 75.5; and Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 73.5. East-West: Steve Schaitberger and Bob McClellan, 84.5; Jo Bonestroo and Nan Morain, 80; and Bill McGoldrick and Laurel Jarvis, 77.5.
We would like to thank the Kinship staff and all volunteers and contributors who made the Kinship-Back-to-School-Picnic such a success! The Brainerd Lakes area is lucky to have hard working people and businesses that care about our kids. Have a great school year everyone!
Power outage affects
Brainerd and Baxter
Just as many were preparing to end the work day and start the weekend, a piece of equipment that protects the power line from lightning failed Friday disrupting the everyday flow.
Dayton hopes voters consider record
In a field of lesser-known politicians Mark Dayton has name recognition, the ability to raise money and experience in seven statewide campaigns.
Urban chickens put to work
Hat, Treetop, Aunt Ruthie and Aunt Mimi are not your typical pets.
"The kids love the chickens. My daughter likes to sit iln the coop and have them sit on her lap."
Seasonal flu shot/FluMist clinic
Crow Wing County Public Health will offer a seasonal flu shot/FluMist Clinic (not H1N1) from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Brainerd High School cafeteria. It's open to anyone age 6 months or older. Both flu shots and FluMist will be available.
This was Brainerd
80 years ago (1929): (Editorial) Brainerd has done everything possible to urge the paving of State Highway No. 2 from Brainerd to Duluth. Resolutions have been adopted by the county and the chamber, and both Duluth newspapers have called for pavement instead of gravel.
Groundwater pumping tests continue on project
Crow Wing Power is currently conducting groundwater pumping tests in Emily as part of its long-range plan to extract manganese in Emily.
Cap and trade legislation worries utililties
House Resolution 2454 is known by many names - the cap and trade bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act, the Waxman-Markey bill, the climate energy bill.
United Way chili cook-off planned
The United Way chili cook-off will be 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Westgate Mall in Baxter. The public can sample a variety of chili recipes and help United Way kick off this year's fundraising campaign as they "Shoot for the Moon" to make 2009 the best campaign year.
Stanley Eugene Estes
LITTLE FALLS - Stanley Eugene Estes, 77-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at his home.
Geraldine F. Rudolph
FORT RIPLEY - Geraldine "Geri" Faye Rudolph, 62-year-old resident of Fort Ripley, Minn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at her home.
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Leona H. Horak
Leona H. Horak, age 79, resident of Brainerd, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society-Bethany. Leona was born on Aug. 18, 1930, in Brainerd to Joseph and Stella (Capistrant) Horak.
Lawrence M. Risnes
PEQUOT LAKES - Lawrence Martin Risnes Jr. (Juney), 75, of Pequot Lakes, Minn., passed away Aug. 26, 2009, at St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, Minn. He was born on Jan. 27, 1934, in Brainerd, Minn. Preceded in death by son, Bruce. Survived by son, Wayne; daughter, Gloria; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
REMER - Diane Krall, age 70, of Remer, died on Sept. 16, 2009, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Clarence W. Patrick
AITKIN - Clarence W. Patrick, age 99, of Aitkin, formerly of the Tamarack area, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at the Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin, Minn.
HACKENSACK - Eugene Kitzmann, age 79, of Hackensack, passed away Friday, Sept. 18, 2009. He was born July 6, 1930, in West Bend, Iowa, to Immanuel and Leona Kitzmann. Gene served in the Navy from 1949 to 1953.
Byron J. Skoog
FOREST LAKE - Byron James Skoog, age 75, of Forest Lake, Minn., and formerly of Brainerd, went to be with his Lord and Savior peacefully on Sept. 14, 2009, at the age of 75.
PINE RIVER - Lillie Frieda Dumke Iverson Smith, age 90, of Pine River, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009.
Thank you to coach Mike Gindorff (and all of his helpers) for taking time to teach the third- to sixth- grade kids' football. My son is so excited. It's people like you that make a difference in the lives of kids.
Other opinion: Acorn
The videos, aired mostly by Fox News and other cable news outlets, are truly shocking: A pair of conservative activists posing as a pimp and a prostitute go to the offices of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, pretending to be seeking assistance getting a loan to run a brothel. Their hidden camera captures ACORN workers dispensing such advice as how to create a fictitious business name, how to classify the business on tax forms ("performance arts") and how to handle the tax consequences of smuggling more than a dozen underage prostitutes from El Salvador to work at the facility (an ACORN worker helpfully advises them to write off the girls as "dependents").
Open Forum: Letter writer was just wondering
How come if automobile insurance is required for all drivers, we have to carry uninsured and underinsured coverage also?
Fall wild turkey hunting licenses that remain after the landowner and regular lottery drawings will be offered at noon Monday.
So long, Jim, you'll be sorely missed
Does the name Jim Wentworth ring a bell? It probably does for most of the avid fishing people around these parts and beyond.
GARRISON - The bears quickly took to their new digs, although their stay here would be a short one. November wasn't far away.
Tretter four generation
Great-grandfather, Rinehard Tretter; grandfather, James Tretter; mother, Marit Tretter; daughter, Zoe Claire Howard.
Rozinka 25th anniversary
Happy 25th anniversary Lonna and David Rozinka. Love, your family.
Brauch-Sharpe-Stirewalt engagement announcement
Together with their families, Katharine Brauch and Joshua Sharpe-Stirewalt announce their engagement. Kate's and Josh's wedding ceremony will be on Oct. 8 in Portovenere, Italy. A reception for family and friends will be Oct. 17 in Preston, Minn.
Getty 90th birthday
Come and help us celebrate Bill Getty's 90th birthday with an open house Sunday, Sept. 20, noon-2 p.m. at Tom's and Terri's home, 21850 Tall Timbers Road, Nisswa. No gifts please.
Warriors get best of Aitkin
DEER RIVER - Kenny Benham scored on three touchdown runs for the Deer River Warriors in a 21-12 victory over the Aitkin Gobblers Friday in non-conference football.
Crocker's versatility assists Brainerd
WILLMAR - Kyle Crocker's versatility was on display as it has been all season in Friday's 35-13 win over the Willmar Cardinals.
Local sports shorts
The Harlem Ambassadors basketball show will be in Staples at 8 p.m. Monday.
Tigers blow out WHA 32-0
PINE RIVER - Senior running back Levi Allen carried the ball 25 times for 126 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers to a 32-0 Northern Plains Conference victory over the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves Friday.
Flyers' Horejsi handles heavy workload
Winning cures everything. Just ask Zach Horejsi, who didn't feel the effects of running the football 35 times, plus, playing defense until after the Little Falls Flyers defeated the Rocori Spartans 16-7 Sept. 11.
Rangers roll to 3-0 with win over Greenway
CROSBY - Justin Edmundson intercepted a pass and recovered two fumbles to help the Crosby-Ironton Rangers improve to 3-0 with Friday's 21-13 victory over the Greenway.
Browerville bumps off Pillager
PILLAGER - Sean Nokken's 6-yard scoring run was the lone offensive highlight for the Pillager Huskies in a 31-8 loss to the Browerville Tigers Friday.
Raiders outlast Itasca for 3-2 victory
Erica Feldewerd tallied 18 kills and 20 digs and Rachel Pfeffer had 44 set assists for the Central Lakes College Raiders in a 3-2 victory over the Itasca Vikings Friday.
Cardinals brilliantly balanced in 46-7 triumph
STAPLES - Whether by land or by air, the Staples-Motley Cardinals found offensive success during Friday's Heart O'Lakes Conference clash.
Pequot improves to 2-1 with shutout win
PEQUOT LAKES - Pequot Lakes quarterback Matt Michaelson figured in on almost all the points in the Patriots 29-0 Heart O' Lakes Conference victory over East Grand Forks Friday.
Fourth-ranked Eagles pound Pierz
EDEN VALLEY - The Pierz Pioneers ground attack was good for 224 yards on 55 rushing attempts, but it wasn't good enough to knock off Class 2A's fourth-ranked Eden Valley-Watkins in Friday's 36-7 Central Minnesota Conference loss.
Cowboys wrangle up W-DC
BRECKENRIDGE - Wadena-Deer Creek quarterback Kevin Tumberg hit Taylor Bienusa for a 30-yard touchdown in the Wolverines 28-6 Heart O'Lakes Conference loss to the Breckenridge Cowboys Friday.
Old-school Warrior football results in win
WILLMAR - In their first two games the Brainerd Warriors had passed for more than twice the yardage than which they had run.
Verndale still perfect
ASHBY - The Verndale Pirates lived up to their No. 4 ranking by rolling over the Ashby Arrows 52-12 for a Pheasant Conference victory Friday.
Pierz's Przybilla a passing pro
Miranda Przybilla must own a good shovel because the girl can dig.
Flyers rally past Spuds for second straight triumph
MOORHEAD - Zach Horejsi scored both overtime touchdowns and Sam Klinker's two extra-point kicks sealed the Little Falls Flyers 34-33 double overtime victory over the Moorhead Spuds Friday.
State forecast for Iowa
Saturday...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
State forecast for N.D.
Saturday...Sunny and breezy. Highs in the lower 80s east to the
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Sunny...Except a few afternoon clouds southeast. Breezy...Especially west. Highs in the lower 80s east to near 90 west.
State forecast for Minnesota
Saturday...Partly sunny east. Mostly sunny west. Highs 75 to 80 east
State forecast for Wisconsin
Saturday...Mostly sunny. Highs mainly in the 70s.
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