Breezy Point restaurant promises value, remembers past
Soon a Billy's at Breezy Point sign with a vintage-looking supper club design noting steaks, seafood and cocktails will be in place in the former Birchwood Restaurant on County Road 11 by Breezy Point.
Marco announces changes
Brainerd business recycling electronics
The computer's outer case cracked open like an egg shell as its parts were divided among bins at Hughes Technologies in Brainerd.
Community Foundation awards $55,500 in grants
The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation recently announced it awarded $55,500 in grants to help seven nonprofits meet the growing needs of the community.
When the boss expects you to work on vacation
Q: My boss is a total workaholic. We work at a small company with only five employees, and when someone is on vacation, she fully expects him or her to be checking e-mail and working on documents. When I'm on vacation, I'm on vacation. I don't check voice mail or e-mail. I don't travel with a computer, and many of the places I go don't even get cellphone service. Whenever I return, there are angry messages about project x and memo y, even if they're not due for two weeks! It makes me dread being out and reluctant to take any time off, even when I'm sick. Now I try to have everything she could possibly want done before I leave, but even that doesn't seem to work. Thanks for any advice you have.
Felicia Maddux and Daniel Schultes, Brainerd, a boy, Cayden Scott Schultes, 8 pounds, 14 ounces, Sept. 16, 2009. Grandparents are Heidi Jo Swartout, Brainerd, Richard Paul Maddux, Butte, Mont., Leon Schultes, Brainerd, and Shelia Rae Schultes, Brainerd.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON - Received a report at 8:32 a.m. Wednesday from a woman on the 20000 block of Crow Wing County Road 11 who said a Census Bureau employee had come back to her residence after being told to leave Tuesday. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate the census employee's vehicle and advised the woman to call back if the employee returned.
Lakes Area Senior Activity Center calendar
THEFT - Holiday Station, Garrison, Friday reported gas drive-off of $51.14.
Brainerd City Council
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
Thomas Ostergren and Katrinamarie Faulk, Brainerd, a boy, Wyatt Louis, 6 pounds, 11 ounces, Sept. 25, 2009.
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
Travis and Nicole (Ashby) Fuechtmann, Little Falls, a boy, Kade Michael, 9 pounds, 8 ounces, Sept. 8, 2009. Grandparents are Brad and Carol Wallace, Little Falls, and Earl and Mary Fuechtmann, Little Falls. Great-grandparents are Louis and Joann Theis, Little Falls, Ron and Mary Ann Ashby, and Doris Radziej, Little Falls.
Was it a joyous homecoming?
It's homecoming in Brainerd and that's reason enough to celebrate, but find out whether the football team beat St. Cloud Apollo.
CROSBY - The Brainerd Chapter of the Wild Ones, a group interested in learning about and preserving native plant communities, will meet at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at Crosby City Hall to tour Rain Gardens in Crosby.
Ask a master gardener: Sign of the times
My pines have lost so many needles that I can scarcely see the grass in my lawn. What disease is causing this? Can I save the trees?
Volunteer of the month
Volunteer of the Month: Susan Young
WHAT'S DOING 2
ISLE - Sons of Norway - Tusenvann Lodge No. 1-659 in Isle will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at the I.R.E.C. in Isle. Carol Bailey will discuss the "lodge library" and the books available to be checked out. For questions call Carol Bailey at (320) 684-2174 or Bill Peterson at (320) 679-2380.
AMERICAN RED CROSS Tom Bickford 821-3598
LITTLE FALLS - A smoked barbecue rib fest will be from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Little Falls Golf Course. Adult tickets are $10 at the door. A youth sized meal is $5. Proceeds will go to The Boys and Girls Club and other local projects.
Four men honored as BHS hall of fame starts second decade
Sometimes those school aptitude tests and dreams are wrong. Other times high school is a good indicator about career paths.
A $12 million fund is being created for claims against Peanut Corp. of America, the processor at the center of a nationwide salmonella outbreak this year.
This was Brainerd
60 years ago (1949) - The giant mechanized figure of Paul Bunyan, which was featured at the Railroad Fair in Chicago this summer, has been purchased by Sherm Levis and is being shipped here now. He will erect the 35-foot figure on the corner near Club LaGuyal.
Crosby police to notify residents of predatory offender in Ironton
CROSBY - A Level 3 predatory offender is living in Ironton and the Crosby Police Department plans an Oct. 14 meeting to provide more information to residents.
• Warrior football homecoming game vs. St. Cloud Apollo at 2 p.m.
This was Brainerd
80 years ago (1929): (Adv.) In Crow Wing County 51 percent of all new car sales in August were Fords. During August there were 39 Fords sold, compared to the two nearest competitors with 7 and 6, respectively. Contact the Walter Tyrholm Co., your Brainerd Ford Dealer.
Homecoming festivities at the high school
Senior Tyler Vanderlinden rushed out of a paper Trojan horse after the horse was dragged onto the Brainerd High School gymnasium floor during the Homecoming pepfest Friday.
Class ring found just in time for homecoming
BAXTER - Troy Britton discovered on Wednesday that his Brainerd High School class ring still fits - five or six years after he lost it.
Little Falls woman dies in crash in Baxter
A two-vehicle crash on Friday morning claimed the life of Melissa L. Wooden, 30, Little Falls, on wet roads at the intersection of Highway 371 and Crow Wing County Road 48. The accident took place shortly before 8 a.m.
So what happens now to the arena employees?
Andy Watzke, Ed Schoonover and Mike Christensen represent about 55 combined years of experience in operating the Brainerd Area Civic Center and its ice arenas.
MPCA: City of Motley to pay $17,500 for water quality violation
The city of Motley and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reported reaching an agreement that requires the city to pay $17,500 for alleged water quality violations at its wastewater treatment facility.
Ministry keeps food on the table
Everyone likes a good deal.
Pequot Lakes gives discipline a new twist
PEQUOT LAKES - When the Pequot Lakes School District was forced to make budget reductions last year, one of those cuts included the high school dean of students position.
Community homecoming calendar
Brainerd homecoming events Friday, Saturday
Industrial park designation seen as boost for Brainerd
A "shovel-ready" designation for Brainerd, one of three in the state, is expected to give the area a boost in attracting business and industry as well as jobs.
Foundation earns grant to help displaced workers and families
LITTLE FALLS - The Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation will receive $1 million in federal funds in order to help central Minnesota nonprofits that serve families in economic distress.
Crash kills sign language teacher
Melissa Wooden was on her way to work Friday morning, excited to be back in the classroom this fall and about her wedding engagement.
"I want to make this perfectly clear - our pitcher lost his cool and threw a pitch behind one of their players, and you don't do that."
Cass County youths celebrate National 4-H Week
PINE RIVER - October 4-10 is National 4-H Week and Cass County is celebrating by providing cookies at a bank near you.
Brainerd Jaycees receive awards
The Brainerd Jaycees recently announced local recipients of state awards.
Seasonal flu shot - Flu Mist clinic (not H1N1)
CROSBY - Crow Wing County Public Health will offer a seasonal flu shot/FluMist clinic from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Cuyuna Range Elementary School.
BREEZY POINT - Dorothy Yund, age 84, passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at home.
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Timothy D. Templeton
LeSUEUR - Timothy David Templeton, age 69, died Sept. 29, 2009, in his home in LeSueur. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at the First Lutheran Church in LeSueur, Minn.
Richard N. Nagel
STAPLES - Richard Nicholas Nagel passed away on Oct. 1, 2009, in Staples, at the age of 85 years, nine months, five days.
Josephine 'Joan' Stevens
LAKE SHORE - Josephine "Joan" F. Stevens, 68-year-old resident of Lake Shore, Minn., passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at her residence in Lake Shore.
Jeanette A. Mackey
McINTOSH - Jeanette A. Mackey, 76, formerly of Pequot Lakes, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, at the McIntosh Manor in McIntosh, Minn.
Geraldine C. Braun
LITTLE FALLS - Geraldine C. "Jerry" Braun, 93-year-old resident of Little Falls, formerly of Belle Prairie, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Ronald J. Shereck
GLEN - Ronald Joseph Shereck, age 76, of Glen, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin, after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Theresa L. O'Neil
Theresa L. O'Neil, resident of Brainerd, beloved mother and treasured grandmother, went to be with the Lord at the age of 99.
Evelyn C. Smith
Evelyn Carol Smith (Rothwell)
Naomi A. Dauphinais
PIERZ - Naomi A. Dauphinais, 48-year-old resident of Pierz, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, at her residence.
LAS VEGAS - Sylvia Dahl, age 85, passed away on Sept. 14, 2009, in Las Vegas where she had been living with her daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Tom Savidge. Her daughters Katherine and Denise and granddaughter Renea were privileged to be with her as she passed. Having Sylvia close to the family for the past three years let us all experience her British sense of humor, her luck at playing cards, her sharp wit and her gentleness.
Theresa L. O'Neil
Theresa L. O'Neil, resident of Brainerd, beloved mother and treasured grandmother, went to be with the Lord at the age of 99 on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at the Crosby Care Center.
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Other opinion: Politics
As if Minnesotans have not been subjected to enough fallout from partisan politics of late, we cringe at what's to come as Gov. Tim Pawlenty ramps up his national profile.
Round Two of the total coliform bacteria in the Brainerd city water system - when is it going to end? It's nothing to worry about? Guess again. I don't know about anyone else, but I'm aggravated it took almost a month to deal with the contamination the first time. It's going on month No. 2 and I still can't drink the water I pay to have running from my tap and I have skin irritation from showering in that same water that has been deemed nothing to worry about. If this was Minneapolis, the problem would have been eradicated within 48 hours.
OUR OPINION: SAFETY
It's not surprising the Crow Wing County Board recently decided to abandon the County Road 11 rumble strips project and forego about $60,000 in federal safety funds for the plan.
In my letter, Too Big to Fail, I listed some problems we face on how our federal government operates. One of the e-respondents wanted solutions provided to the problems, which is difficult in this space-limited area. So I'll do that now - taking on only the Legislature here. Some ideas:
Open Forum: There's hope for recovery
Do you enjoy the gift of good mental health? If so, you have much to be thankful for. Mental illness does not discriminate and no one is immune from this medical illness. Many in our community and the world around us are not so fortunate. One in four households struggle with a loved one's mental illness. If you are one of these families you know first hand the pain this illness brings.
A fall benchmark
The convenience store was, well, not overly convenient. At least not from here, and not in comparison to the other amenities of the trail.
Ken and Linda Gondringer
Ken and Linda Gondringer will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. They were married on October 6, 1979. Congratulations Dad & Mom
Nikki Joy Anderson and Thomas Vincent Wait
Nikki Joy Anderson and Thomas Vincent Wait announce their engagement.
Mark and Kathy Hegstrom
Congratulations to Mark and Kathy Hegstrom on their 25th wedding anniversary!
Archie and Helen Serdahl
Archie and Helen Serdahl will celebrate their 93 and 95 birthdays.
Bob and Lavonne Mudge
Bob and Lavonne Mudge celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Tennessee with family.
Though suffering a stroke 4 months ago, Dorothy Morley celebrates her 95th Birthday, Sunday, October 4.
Please join the Welle Family for an open house to celebrate Alvina Welle's 90th birthday, Sunday, October 11, 2009 at the Little Falls VFW from 1-4pm.
Raymond and Myrtle Bradow
The children of Raymond and Myrtle Bradow invite you to the celebration of there parents 65th Wedding Anniversary, Saturday, Oct 10th, 1-4 pm at Carl & Carol Bradow's home in Pine River west on Cass County # 2 (across from fair grounds) go 9.2 miles, follow signs, fire number 6167
BAXTER - Women of the ELCA Heartland Conference fall gathering will be Saturday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter. The theme is "Seeking God's Dreams" presented by Ornetta Bergstrom, founder of WOW-Women of Wisdom. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Flyers win second game of season
BELLE PRAIRIE - Bethany Marlette had two unassisted goals in the second half to lead the Little Falls Flyers to a 2-0 non-conference win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Thursday.
Kummet finishes first season in pros 1-2
Brainerd's Adian Kummet has completed his first season as a professional in the Cincinnati Reds organization with the Billings (Mont.) Mustangs of the Pioneer League.
Flyers win 5th straight
WALKER - Grant Bell, Nathan Masog and Edgar Martinez each scored twice as Little Falls rolled past Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 6-0 in a non-conference match Thursday.
Rangers run record to 5-0
RUSH CITY - Nathan Hudrlik rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown in the rain and wind to power the Crosby-Ironton Rangers to a 21-6 Great Polar Football Alliance win over Rush City Friday.
Cardinals cruise past neighbors
WADENA - Blake Petrich scored on a 70-yard touchdown run with 57 seconds remaining to cap off a four touchdown performance in Friday's 48-6 Heart O'Lakes Conference win for Class 3A's eighth-ranked Staples Motley Cardinals over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines.
Patriots pull off upset of Perham
PEQUOT LAKES - Cole Engen's 1-yard touchdown run helped the Pequot Lakes Patriots upset Class 3A's fifth-ranked and previously unbeaten Perham Yellowjackets 35-32 Friday to claim a tie for the Heart O'Lakes North Conference lead with three games remaining.
Verndale outscores Pillager
PILLAGER - Kaylie Hanson finished 24-for-24 serving, with five aces, 18 digs and 10 kills as Pillager lost to Verndale 3-1 Thursday in a non-conference match.
W-DC's Volkmann lets her play be her voice
It's hard to replace a player the caliber of Brittany Berg, but Courtney Volkmann is doing a good job of it.
Local sports shorts
The Harlem Ambassadors basketball show will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Pequot Lakes High School gym.
Flyers' Bell plays for family pride
There is a bet at the Bell house.
Tigers make quick work of Mustangs
PINE RIVER - Crysta Christensen knocked down 10 kills and Emalee Arends and Katie Wangberg both registered eight kills in the Pine River-Backus Tigers 3-0 Northwoods Conference win over Northome/Kelliher Mustangs Friday.
Tigers take it to Blackduck 58-8
PINE RIVER - Levi Allen rushed for four touchdowns as the Pine River-Backus Tigers smothered Blackduck 58-8 in a Nothern Plains Conference contest Friday night.
Little Falls flying high with conference win
ST. CLOUD - Meet the new Road Warriors, formally know as the Little Falls Flyers.
Royalton rolls past Pillager 36-8
ROYALTON - Junior running back Zach Lanners scored four touchdowns in leading the Royalton Royals to a 36-8 win over the Pillager Huskies in a non-conference matchup Friday.
Cardinals clip Falcons
FOLEY - Abby Edin and the Staples-Motley Cardinals swept the singles matches, powering a 6-1 victory over the Foley Falcons in non-conference play Thursday.
Gobblers fall in extra frame
BRAHAM - The Aitkin Gobblers fell to 1-4 after Friday night's 20-14 overtime loss to the Braham Bombers in a Great Polar Football Alliance game.
Brainerd douses Storm
BAXTER - Jordan Posch had two goals and an assist while Chris Nathan added four assists as the Brainerd Warriors shut out Sauk Rapids 6-0 in a rain-soaked contest to remain atop the Central Lakes Conference.
Pierz scores another shutout victory
BELGRADE - Pierz senior John Omann scored on runs of 52 and 44 yards as the Pioneers blew out the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars 50-0 for a Central Minnesota Conference victory Friday.
Apollo hopes to ruin Warriors' homecoming
Even though his team is winless, St. Cloud Apollo Eagles coach Jon Benson can't wait to play the Brainerd Warriors in their homecoming game Saturday afternoon at Adamson Field.
What Goll: Brainerd wins by 33
Laura Goll has one thing on her mind and it's 5:32.24.
Lydeen, Beltz pace Patriots again
McGREGOR - Silas Lydeen and Kylie Beltz claimed individual honors for the Pequot Lakes Patriots as the boys finished first and the girls came in second behind the Crosby-Ironton Rangers in the McGregor Invite Thursday.
Week 5: Warrior football lineups
Game preview by the numbers
Hornets stung in late moments
BAXTER - Cold and wet field conditions didn't help as the Lake Region Hornets lost 1-0 to Rosemount on a fluke goal in the second half of a conference soccer match Friday afternoon.
Pirates give a little extra to remain perfect
VERNDALE - Colby Schmidt and Johnathan Kohlhase and a big hand in helping the Verndale Pirates preserve their perfect season Friday.
Brainerd wins second conference match
Trisha Kraemer and Carlie Sweet capped a huge fourth-game comeback as the Brainerd Warriors defeated St. Cloud Apollo 3-1 Thursday for their second Central Lakes Conference win of the season.
State forecast for S.D.
Wind advisory west and central through this afternoon...
State forecast for N.D.
Wind advisory today far southwest and south central...
State forecast for Wisconsin
Wind advisory through this evening for far northwest wisconsin...
Leaves keep falling
Weather drawing by Taylor Ludwig in the Baxter third grade of Ms. Hemstad.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Cloudy...Rain. Highs in the mid 40s to the lower 50s.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Cloudy. Scattered showers. Highs in the middle 40s to
State forecast for Minnesota
Wind advisory today along lake superior...
State forecast for Wisconsin
today...Cloudy. Light rain likely north...With scattered light showers elsewhere. Highs in the middle 40s north to the middle 50s southeast. Tonight...Cloudy. Isolated showers in the evening. Lows in the middle 30s northwest to the lower 40s central and south.
Will it be a wet homecoming?
Weather drawing by Amanda Unger in the Baxter third grade of Ms. Hemstad.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Cloudy. Scattered showers. Highs in the 50s.
Rest of today...Cloudy with scattered rain showers. Highs 43 to 48. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight...Cloudy. Lows 35 to 40. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers central
State forecast for South Dakota
Freeze warning and frost advisories west until 9am cdt today...
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