Nina Belfiori-Sirois, daughter of Annette Belfiori, Brainerd, has been accepted at The College of St. Catherine. She is planning to major in Geriatric Nursing and has received the St. Catherine of Alexandria Scholarship, Baxter Lions Scholarship and Don Johnson Memorial Scholarship Women of Excellence Award.
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Zach needs an adult friend
We know that there is a special person out there that would enjoy spending some time with our "Child in Need" for this week. It sometimes takes an extraordinary individual to match with a particular child.
Volunteer of the month
Sun shines on spirited community celebration
Among the musical entries in Saturday's homecoming parade was Garfield Elementary School's kazoo band. The parade was just one of the many festivities leading up to the Brainerd Warriors' homecoming football game against the Fergus Falls Otters. Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
A taste of opera
For Brainerd concertgoers, Peggy Kriha Dye's Sunday recital was a rare chance to experience live opera. For Dye, it was a chance to come home 20 years after she graduated from Brainerd High School.
Schools, students invited to
participate in Poetry Out Loud
High schools that are looking for a dynamic, interactive way to get students interested in poetry and language arts are invited to participate in Poetry Out Loud, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, in partnership with the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Homecoming on parade
It was a beautiful day for a parade Saturday. But was it really Oct. 6 or July 4?
At the women's expo
Crissy Hanson (left) and Sara Mueller of Brainerd made a stop to get strawberries dipped in a chocolate fountain Saturday at the 6th Annual Women's Expo held in the Brainerd Civic Center. Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
Crow Wing Power is seeking applications for community award
Crow Wing Power is seeking applications for the fourth annual Touchstone Energy Community Award, which recognizes individuals, businesses, non-profit and community groups that have shown a strong commitment to the community.
CLC honors distinguished alumni
The four honorees from Saturday's Central Lakes College Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon were 1952 graduate Dr. Wayne Little, Merrifield (left), 1965 graduate Duane Blanck, Nisswa, Jessica Oliphant, daughter of posthumously honored 1980 graduate Jeff Oliphant and 1962 graduate David Fischer, Crosslake.
A festive homecoming
Alayna Ernster displayed the colors of the day at Saturday afternoon's Brainerd Warrior homecoming football game. The Warriors topped the Fergus Falls Otters 56-6. Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls
Crosby Senior Services to break ground on senior living community
Crosby Senior Services will break ground on Heartwood Senior Living Community at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Third Avenue and Fourth Street Northeast near the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, where the about 180,000-square-foot community will be constructed.
The Weiss stuff
Mike Weiss has gone from throwing opposing running backs to the ground to throwing clay on the potter's wheel. The latter endeavor is much more relaxing - usually.
"This is home. I might live in Lakeville but this is home."
Darrel W. Northburg
DEERWOOD - Darrel William Northburg, age 67, of Deerwood, died on Oct. 5, 2007, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
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AITKIN - Caroline Hassman Ryan, 99, died Oct. 5, 2007, at Aicota Health Care Center.
MOTLEY - Genevieve Eckes Hall, resident of Motley, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2007.
This is the hand we've been dealt
A recent Open Forum contributor wrote a commentary that was very demeaning of school district administration as he questioned their ability to manage our school district's finances. The author wondered why district administration wasn't making accurate fiscal projections in advance of such financial dilemmas.
A writer recently stated she did not have the facts about the referendum. The information is not hidden; check the district Web site (www.isd181.org), attend one of the many meetings that are being held throughout the community, read the Q and A forum with Mr. Walseth on the Dispatch site, watch the local Channels 8 and 15 for the recent Rosenmeier Forum on Charter Communications and CTC, or call the school district administration offices and ask for information.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 8 - 40 years ago (1967) - Homeowner's tax bills will be somewhat lower than this year because of the 35 percent reduction granted under the sales tax bill but increased local levies will eat up part of that reduction.
Brainerd boys, S-M's Landecker win
ALEXANDRIA - In Dave Herath's 15 years coaching Brainerd boys' and girls' cross country he has never had a team that finished in the top three at the Alexandria Invite.
Raiders win twice, improve to 17-5
VIRGINIA - The Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team won two matches over the weekend against Northern Division foes Mesabi and Vermilion.
Switzer, Central Lakes outlast Fond Du Lac
The Central Lakes College Raiders football team came into Saturday's game as favorites to pick up a homecoming win against the visiting Fond Du Lac Thunder.
Roseau routs Pequot 37-6
PEQUOT LAKES - Matt Michaelson scored Pequot Lakes' only touchdown as Roseau defeated the Patriots 37-6 in Heart O'Lakes Conference football Friday.
Alexandria defeats Flyers
LITTLE FALLS - Alex Scott scored Little Falls' only touchdown in a 30-6 Central Lakes Conference football loss to the Alexandria Cardinals Friday.
Brainerd sophomore football defeats Otters
The Brainerd Warriors sophomore football team defeated the Fergus Falls Otters JV 26-16 Thursday.
New homecoming a hit with coach, players
A convincing 50-point homecoming victory Saturday capped a magical week of homecoming activities at Brainerd High School.
Nate Schaefbauer and the Brainerd Warriors put on a homecoming show that an estimated 5,000 football fans will never forget.
Flyers win nine events and meet
STAPLES - The Little Falls Flyers swimming and diving team came away with a victory at the Staples-Motley/Wadena-Deer Creek Invite Saturday behind victories in all three relay events and individual victories by Molly Binger, Katie Scouza, Megan Voss, Carlee Davich, Trisha Wippler and Brittany Then.
W-DC's Asfeld takes 15th at Swain meet
DULUTH - Wadena-Deer Creek's Cory Asfeld finished 15th at Saturday's Swain Invitational boys' cross country meet at Enger Park Golf Course.
Tigers win title at Nevis
NEVIS -The Pine River-Backus volleyball team went 3-0 on Saturday to win the Nevis tournament behind Taylor Sheley's 25 kills and 44 digs.
Lots of weather
Weather drawing by Kamryn Higdem of Ms. Hemstad's third-grade class at Baxter school
State forecast for N.D.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers east. Lows from
State forecast for S.D.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of evening showers far west. Rain showers likely and isolated thunderstorms far east...Mainly before midnight. Lows from the mid 30s far west to the mid 40s far east.
Wisconsin state forecast
Tonight...Showers and thunderstorms developing northwest. A chance of showers and thunderstorms central into the southwest. Partly to mostly cloudy. Areas of fog north and near lake michigan. Lows mainly in the 60s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Flood watch much of central and eastern mn through monday
State forecast for Iowa
Tonight...Cloudy. Showers thunderstorms...Locally heavy rainfall
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