State's economic outlook to be addressed at BLADC meeting
The state economist is scheduled to speak at the Oct. 27 Brainerd Lakes Area Development Corp. annual meeting.
Is U.S. on verge of a natural gas crisis?
Q. Natural gas output is down and futures prices are soaring in the aftermath of back-to-back hurricanes. Is the country on the verge of a crisis?
Fine Line salon adds staff members
Wausau Paper says business improved
Wausau Paper reports improved business in October.
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
Rural Brainerd resident Jennifer Peterson and her horse, Sam, recently took first place in horsemanship at a Western Saddle Club Association competition.
Are you a winner?
Check out NFL game statistics to find out how your Fantasy Football players fared. Will LT light up the scoreboard? Can McNabb put up good numbers despite his injury?
A story on Page 4N in Wednesday's Neighbors section about the Mounted Eagles' Walk-N-Roll event should have listed the Baxter Lions Club as an event sponsor.
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
Nathan Janson hoped to be the next state wrestling champion until an injury kept him off the mat. Find out what happened and what he's doing to get back.
Post office to follow holiday hours on Monday
The Brainerd post office will operate on a holiday schedule Monday in observance of Columbus Day.
Bobbie Carner and Tyrone "Pete" Spencer, Pillager, a boy, Taidin Ryan Spencer, 5 pounds, 12 ounces, Sept. 18, 2005. Grandparents are Thomas and Debra Carner, Pillager, and Gary Rassler, Pillager, and Lydia Drajna, Browerville.
Parents need to do own homework for helping children
NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to helping children with homework, parents need to remind themselves what help really means.
It's not a cookie-cutter world
NEW YORK (AP) -- The party line at most schools is that diversity is embraced. But do all teachers always demonstrate such tolerance in the classroom?
The pain of depression: Children shouldn't suffer
Depression is a painful and sometimes disabling disorder. Feelings of despair, a lack of interest in what's usually meaningful in one's life, and thoughts of dying or seeking escape through death are among the symptoms. It's not fun, or funny.
Point of view
Nestled in the woods, this location will be a great place to view the fall colors.
Charles and Ben would like an adult partner
Crow Wing County has one of the fastest growing populations in the state. It seems that in just a few weeks' time, whole landscapes change due to all of the new houses and businesses being built.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 9 - 100 years ago (1905) - Local news: An order has been issued at the N.P. Shops forbidding employees from smoking on all premises of the railway.
Bodies of two hunters found near Richville
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) -- Two hunters from the Perham area were found dead Friday night in the Rice Lake area near Richville, in west-central Minnesota, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department said.
A quiet leader for the community, Clarence Holden dies at 93
Clarence C. Holden, a prominent businessman and philanthropist in the Brainerd area for more than 50 years, was remembered by friends as a quiet man who shunned the limelight but made great contributions to the community.
Kiwanis Club has new officers
The Brainerd Kiwanis Club's recently elected officers who will serve 2005-2006 include president Tom Norman; president-elect Chris Robinson; first vice president/sergeant at arms Anita Supinski; secretary Marwin Bogue; and treasurer Steve Dickinson.
Mesaba troubles could hurt airport here
How Mesaba Aviation's consideration of filing bankruptcy may affect the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport is an unknown at this early stage.
Mesaba could be pushed into bankruptcy
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Northwest Airlines Corp.'s regional carrier Mesaba Aviation Inc. is considering filing for bankruptcy protection because of sharp reductions in its schedule, according to a regulatory filing by its parent company on Friday.
The Red Hats are coming
Mary Jensen (left), Eldora Boldt, Julie Friedrichs, Michelle Cossette, Carol Greaves and Deann Ebert prepared Friday to enter the Timbermist supper club for the third annual Red Hat Luncheon. Twenty-five groups of Red Hat women from the area, totaling 247 members, gathered at the club near Merrifield.
Women's Health Day planned in Crosby
CROSBY -- Central Lakes Medical Center and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center will host a Women's Health Day 5-8 p.m. Oct. 18.
Oberstar to tour Brainerd airport, attend Cuyuna Trail dedication
Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., is scheduled to tour construction at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, address a fall forum on aviation policy and help dedicate the Cuyuna Trail on Tuesday.
These jobs have the best prospects
These jobs show high growth for the northwest area of Minnesota between 2002 and 2012, according to the state's Department of Employment and Economic Development report looking at high growth and high pay occupations.
Better-prepared workers sought
Do high school education standards prepare students for today's work force?
Kixters entertain Adamson crowd
The Brainerd Warriors dance team performed at half-time of the football game Friday night at Don Adamson Field.
Ryan plans to call grand jury in murder case
On a Friday afternoon in a Crow Wing County District courtroom surrounded by eight armed sheriff's deputies, David Michael Tscheu made his first court appearance on second-degree murder charges.
Deloria C. Brausen
PIERZ -- Deloria C. Brausen, age 86, a resident of Pierz, Minn., passed away Friday, October 7, 2005, at the Pierz Villa in Pierz. Arrangements are with the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz.
Dwayne D. Allord
LITTLE FALLS -- Dwayne D. Allord, 50-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, in Neoga, Ill. Funeral service will be held Monday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Little Falls, Minn., with the Rev. Robert Franks officiating. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. on Monday at the church.
Albert J. Robinson
PALISADE -- Albert J. Robinson, age 82, of Palisade, died on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1-3 p.m. on Monday.
STAPLES -- Gertrude Junker of Staples died early Saturday morning, Oct. 8, 2005, at the Lakewood Healthcare Center in Staples. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Staples.
Clarence C. Holden
BAXTER -- Clarence C. Holden, 93, Baxter, passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at his home.
Harold L. Jackman
LAWLER -- Harold L. Jackman, 84, of Lawler, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, in the Cuyuna Regional Health Care Center in Crosby.
It's nice to see that many churches have their religious classes on Wednesday nights instead of during school hours. What a loss of public education time to take kids out of school, when they could just as easily attend afternoons or evenings. Why don't all the churches do this?
Sales tax is worth consideration
Faced with an upcoming price tag of $21.7 million for an expansion to its wastewater treatment plant, Brainerd may soon join Baxter in pursuit of a local option sales tax.
Open Forum: Song lyrics can be taken out of context
A writer tries to convince us that popular song lyrics are to blame for teen pregnancies, and that we're being lulled into immorality by such songs. If only he'd listen to the entire song instead of a single lyric, he might find the opposite is the case.
Build a stone wall
Stone, he most durable building material is superabundant in north central Minnesota yet seldom used.
Customers and fish keep a fishing guide going
A lot of things keep a fishing guide going, but it's mostly the people and the fish -- but not necessarily in that order.
Deer population objectives in northwestern Minnesota to be discussed
Residents of northwestern Minnesota will have an opportunity to state their opinions on how many deer the region should have at a public meeting scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 10 at Northland Community and Technical College, located at 1101 Hwy. 1 East, Thief River Falls.
Caterpillars become moths through various metamorphosis
Last week I wrote about two caterpillar photos I received from readers. Today's column is about the caterpillars metamorphosis into adulthood as moths.
Great Lakes states battle Southern fish farms on Asian carp
WASHINGTON -- A North-South fish fight is erupting in Congress over legislation to ban imports of Asian carp, an animal southern fish farmers depend on to control parasites, but which Great Lakes officials fear will wreak havoc on the lakes' ecosystems.
Petitioners seek end to aerial hunting of wolves, bears
JUNEAU, Alaska -- Two Juneau residents and a former big game guide from Denali Park petitioned the state last month to allow Alaska voters to decide whether to ban aerial shooting of wolves and grizzly bears.
12-16 -- Fall turkey hunt (first season)
THE WHITE OUTDOORS
"I seldom see other African-Americans or even other minorities camping," said Bryant, director of the Environmental Justice Initiative at the University of Michigan. "Sometimes they might be with another church group or something like that, but truly speaking it doesn't happen."
COOL, DUDE: Surf industry appears to be taking off in Alaska
YAKUTAT, Alaska (AP) -- The chill of seawater mixed with glacial melt does little to faze pro surfer Josh Mulcoy as he launches his board off a beach piled high with whole spruce logs and multihued rocks smoothed by the grinding of ice.
Thank development and accompanying pressures for loss of ducks in Minnesota
Hunters and bird watchers are wondering what is happening to duck populations. There appears to be fewer ducks nesting in the local area and fewer migrating ducks stopping over. This year, Minnesota's breeding duck population was the lowest since the drought years of the 1980s, according to annual aerial survey data. The duck hunting harvest was down 23 percent last year.
Angler trying to keep record bass alive
VICTORIA (AP) -- Famed Minnesota angler Ron Lindner of Brainerd has been tapped to help keep one of the state's largest largemouth bass alive.
Two-for-one midweek camping special available at Minnesota state parks
In October and November at Minnesota state parks customers who camp one night, Sunday through Thursday, will get the next night free.
Ryan and Ken Przbilla weighed six walleyes at 15.36 pounds to win the Brainerd Walleye Alliance Fall Classic Sept. 25 on Pelican Lake.
Jenny Kellerman and Tom Hinson
Jenny Kellerman and Tom Hinson announce their engagement. Parents are Larry and Gerilyn Kellerman, and Diane and Ed Jensen and Scott and Betty Hinson. An Oct. 24 wedding is planned in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
JEREMY AND KARI JOHNSON
Kari Kaufman and Jeremy Johnson were married May 21, 2005, at Glen Avon Presbyterian Church in Duluth with Ben Folman officiating.
DANE AND A'LESHA ARGANBRIGHT
A'Lesha Kuschke and Dane Arganbright were married June 9, 2005, at Pakala Beach in Kauai, Hawaii, with the Rev. Darryl Kua officiating.
Ashley Isackson and Craig Franke
Ashley Isackson and Craig Franke announce their engagement. Parents are Chuck and Lonni Isackson, Brainerd, and Bob and Nancy Franke, Jordan. A Dec. 30 wedding is planned at Park United Methodist Church.
Tony Mogensen, Baxter, will celebrate his 80th birthday with his family on Oct. 16. He was born Oct. 16, 1925, in Brainerd.
Hazel and Emil Zauhar
Hazel and Emil Zauhar, Ironton, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house buffet from noon-2:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Ironton American Legion. They were married Oct. 20, 1945.
TONY AND AMY WITTMANN
Amy Buss and Tony Wittmann were married Aug. 13, 2005, at St. Steven's Lutheran Church in West St. Paul with Pastor John Snider officiating.
MIKE AND MARIANNE KELLY
Marianne Porter and Mike Kelly were married Sept. 8, 2005, at the Crow Wing County Courthouse in Brainerd with Darrell M. Paske officiating.
Rebecca Caughey and Joshua Joerger
Rebecca Caughey and Joshua Joerger announce their engagement. Parents are Bruce and Rosanne Caughey, Fort Ripley, and Harold Joerger, Palisade, and the late Joyce Joerger. A Jan. 7, 2006, wedding is planned.
Sondra Kraemer and Nick Dahlberg
Sondra Kraemer and Nick Dahlberg announce their engagement. Parents are Glen and Elaine Kraemer, East Gull Lake, and Mike and Diane Dahlberg, Ramsey. A Dec. 10 wedding is planned.
Bob Sellnow will celebrate his 85th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 Fourth St. N.E. in Staples.
Eric Gierzynski and Sabra Abbott
Sabra Margaret Abbott and Eric Michael Gierzynski were married May 21, 2005, with Steve Szymke officiating.
Baxter Parks & Recreation scoreboard
Fall youth soccer
Dixon, PHS jump around Sebeka
PILLAGER -- Pillager Huskies football fans were jumping high and often during Friday's homecoming game against Sebeka.
Pierz, Saehr solid on defense
Scott Saehr is an enigma because the less he moves the better it is for the Pierz Pioneers football team.
CLC routs Vermilion
ELY -- The top-ranked Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team defeated Vermilion 30-20, 30-13, 30-19 in a North Division game Friday.
In their previous five games the Brainerd Warriors had forced just five turnovers.
Healthy Gall helps Pioneers remain unbeaten
HOWARD LAKE -- Warren Gall rushed for 110 yards on just 12 carries and scored the Central Minnesota Conference football game's first two touchdowns as the unbeaten Pierz Pioneers handed Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted a 49-7 loss Friday.
Tech blanks Flyers
BELLE PRAIRIE -- Katelyn Dold and Ermma Zimmerman each had two goals as the St. Cloud Tech Tigers blanked the Little Falls Flyers 7-0 in a Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer game Friday.
Pilgrim says howdy to end zone 7 times
CROOKSTON -- Staples-Motley senior running back Beau Pilgrim ran for seven touchdowns and 258 yards to lead the Cardinals to a 54-26 Northern Lakes Conference win over the Crookston Pirates Friday.
In the Brainerd lakes area:
EGF comes back to bite Patriots
PEQUOT LAKES -- Teddy Lundgren scored on 65- and 36-yard passes to give Pequot Lakes a 14-0 first-quarter lead, but East Grand Forks came back to beat the Patriots 28-20 in a Northern Lakes Conference football game Friday.
Becker ousts Flyers
Becker ousts Flyers
Sophs defeat Apollo
The Brainerd Warrior sophomore football team defeated St. Cloud Apollo 43-22 Thursday.
Apollo well-coached, but short on players
St. Cloud Apollo Eagles coach Jon Benson met Brainerd Warriors coach Ron Stolski at midfield and asked, "Do you have any advice?"
On radio and television:
W-DC holds off Park Rapids on last play
WADENA -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines stopped Park Rapids at the 3-yard line on the game's final play to preserve a 37-36 Mid-State Conference football victory Friday.
Rocori rolls past Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- Jarrod Dukowitz, who rushed for 48 yards, scored on a 5-yard run for the Little Falls Flyers' lone touchdown against Rocori in a 33-6 Central Lakes Conference football loss Friday.
Unbeaten Braham tops AHS
BRAHAM -- Erik Kanz scored from two yards out for the Aitkin Gobblers' only touchdown in a 50-8 loss to the Braham Bombers in Great River Conference football Friday.
New role has Rangers' Borden beaming
Andrea Borden needed a win.
Aitkin slowed by Rush City
RUSH CITY -- Aitkin's Ellie Cox had 16 digs and seven set assists and Tricia Betley and Jennifer Sommerfeld both had 15 digs in a 25-19, 25-13, 15-17 Great River Conference volleyball loss to Rush City Thursday.
Andersons, PR-B run past Blackduck
Andersons, PR-B run past Blackduck
Wireless carriers, record labels banking on mobile music
"I love the reaction I get when people hear my phone ringing," Balecha said. "All of my girlfriends have a different ring."
Web-based e-mail finally persuasive
NEW YORK -- I've always hated Web-based e-mail.
Billions for Skype one of many changes in voice over Internet market
BOSTON -- What a difference a year and $2.6 billion makes.
What the tech is going on?
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- We have more ways than ever of communicating, but trying to keep up with family and friends can be exasperating.
Responding to industry's appetite for workers, more colleges offer game theory courses
TROY, N.Y. -- Down the hall, college students study steel design and software engineering. In Shawn Lawson's classroom, they learn how to digitally animate a ball bouncing through a flaming hoop.
FAVORITE VACATION PHOTO
While vacationing northeast of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, Debra Tastad, Nisswa, took this photo of a polar bear through the lodge window.
New Orleans' tourists head elsewhere but long to go back
Karen Wall had planned to celebrate her birthday in New Orleans later this month. Instead, she and her husband are heading to Orlando. There they'll dine at Emeril's Orlando -- owned by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, who has three restaurants in New Orleans -- "as a small concession to having to miss all of the wonderful dining in New Orleans."
Domain for travel industry open for business
NEW YORK -- A new online domain for the travel industry is open for business.
State forecast for South Dakota
Saturday...Mostly sunny. Highs around 60 north to the mid 70s southwest.
Carrying a pile of leaves
Weather drawing by Caleb Bermel in the Nisswa third grade class of Mrs. Baker.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly sunny. Highs around 50 far north and west to the
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s to
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Mostly sunny. Not as cool. Highs in the upper 40s
Wisconsin state forecast
Freeze warning until 9 am portions of west central and southwest...
Thank you Brainerd area residents for the awesome response we received at our Peace March Saturday. The honking cars, smiling faces, friendly waves and peace sign flashers were abundant that cold rainy day. I guess you could say we saw the silver lining in the clouds.
Blue Star Mothers are meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the American Legion.
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