Brian Agre, Carmen Cummings, Andrew Kubas and Kellen Riley, Brainerd High School students, competed in the National Forensic League 2004 National Speech Tournament in Salt Lake City this summer. All qualified for the national tournament by winning at the Northern Lights District tournaments earlier in the year. Agre competed in student congress, Cummings and Riley competed in Lincoln-Douglas debate, and Kubas competed in U.S. extemporaneous speaking. David Pritschet and Jan Cummings coach the students.
Matthew S. Greeler, 31, Pierz, and Jennifer M. Norris, 24, Brainerd.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday on South Sixth Street, at Ronald Street, in south Brainerd.
"It's a growing, exciting time right now with all the building and construction and the Missota deal."
Chamber pauses to take stock of busy year
A weekend flurry of business and economic news in the lakes area came on the eve of the annual meeting of the Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.
Hip hop gets kids' attention
It wasn't your grandma's style of church music.
Oct. 12 last date to register in advance for Nov. 2 election
Crow Wing County Auditor Roy Luukkonen reminded voters Oct. 12 is the last day for residents who have not registered to vote or who have changed residences since the last election to register in advance for the Nov. 2 general election.
Fire department open house this Thursday
The Brainerd Fire Department's annual open house will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Brainerd Fire Hall, 23 Laurel Street. The open house is open to the public.
This was Brainerd
80 years ago (1924) - "Black Cow," The new drink is delicious when made with Ives' Ice Cream, as served at McColl's.
It might not count but Clooney can count on one vote in Oak Lawn Township
Never underestimate the kindness of strangers.
Fishing report: Windy but good results
Jerry Haber, Eagle Lake, grabbed the Gull Lake County Road 115 public access dock Sunday to allow his wife Rosie to get out of their boat as they were landing their boat in the strong whitecaps. The couple each caught six walleyes. Brainerd Dispatch/Clint Wood
Verona E. Stoll
MELROSE -- Verona E. Stoll, 98-year-old resident of Melrose, Minn., formerly of Swanville, Minn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at the Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose, Minn. Funeral services for Verona E. Stoll will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
Walter W. Damm
Walter William Damm, age 89, of Brainerd, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Walter was born on Jan. 7, 1915, in Watab, Minn., to Charles and Martha (Zwick) Damm. He married Veronica Lang in June of 1937.
NEW RICHMOND -- Paul Allen, age 72, of New Richmond, and formerly of Mosinee, Wis., died on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, at Holy Family Hospital in New Richmond.
Clarence W. Clausen
PINE RIVER -- Clarence W. Clausen, age 88, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Willim-St. Onge Family Funeral Home in Pine River. Paul Johnson from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses will officiate.
Frank E. Woodrow
AITKIN -- Frank E. Woodrow, 80, of Aitkin, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, in Riverwood Health Care Center, Aitkin. Funeral arrangements are pending with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home, Aitkin.
David F. Frandeen
David F. Frandeen, age 53, resident of Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Margaret Crary, 73, a resident of Little Falls, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, as a result of a car accident near Dickinson, N.D.
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The Baxter City Council is considering a smoke-free ordinance for restaurants and bars. If you agree we all have the right to breathe smoke-free air, please contact the city council and urge them to pass the ordinance. While in your favorite restaurant or bar in Baxter, let them know that 80 percent of adult Minnesotans don't smoke.
WITH THE MILITARY
Lanessa Bastian, daughter of Ken and Linda Bastian, Crosslake, and Brainerd High School senior, was recently accepted into Wentworth Military Academy and Junior College of Lexington, Mo., for the 2004-2004 school year.
Time to eat a little tasty crow
Yep, I'm the one.
Huskies edged out by Sebeka
SEBEKA -- Travis Dixon rushed for 95 yards on 21 carries and Luke Ringler added 76 yards on 10 carries as the Pillager Huskies lost 13-12 to the Sebeka Trojans Friday.
Wolverines finish 12th at Swain
Boys' team scores (30 teams) -- 1-Eveleth-Gilbert 107, 2-Minnehaha Academy 116, 3-Warroad 158, 12-Wadena-Deer Creek 353
Raiders rise up for outmatched Hibbing
The Central Lakes College volleyball team disproved the theory that you play down to your opponents.
Rangers take first, Aitkin second
WADENA -- Crosby-Ironton's Beth Stokman, Brita Johnson and Kaitlyn Risnes all captured singles titles and the doubles team of Betsy Wehseler and Farrah Steinke won the No. 1 doubles title as the Rangers won the Lions tennis tournament at Wadena Saturday.
COON RAPIDS -- Bill Israelson of the Vintage at Staples finished second, one shot behind Curt Schnell of Bettendorf, Iowa, in the Northern PGA Club Professional Championship Saturday at Bunker Hills Golf Course.
Olson leads Warriors in Virginia
VIRGINIA -- The Brainerd Warriors volleyball team, led by Paige Olson's team-high 23 kills, nine blocks and eight ace serves, went 1-3 at the Virginia tournament Saturday.
Warriors tie Moorhead
MOORHEAD -- Beth Sexton's corner kick for a goal late in the second half sent the Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer game with Moorhead Saturday into overtime and her goal in the second half of overtime preserved a 3-3 tie with the Spuds.
Lakers second half goal holds up
DETROIT LAKES -- Brainerd Warriors goalie Josiah Collins stopped seven shots but it was the eighth one that made the difference as the Detroit Lakes Lakers downed Brainerd 1-0 in a non-conference boys soccer game Saturday.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s northeast to the upper 60s southwest.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly sunny and cool. Highs from the mid 40s north to the
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from the upper 60s southwest to
State forecast for Iowa
Freeze warning for a portion of southeastern iowa after midnight Tonight...
Wisconsin state forecast
Freeze warning for much of the south and east tonight into tuesday morning...
Off to a good start at Baxter School
Weather drawing by Sara Dick in the Baxter third grade of Mrs. Surma.
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