Kirk Titus joined Crow Wing County Oct. 1 as a supervisor in the Land Services Department, directing the efforts of the county's Natural Resource Management Division, formerly known as the Land Department.
It appears Pequot Lakes will be getting another grocery store.
SBA loan designed to help struggling firms
Loan programs are available to help stressed businesses through hard times.
Restaurants seem to buck rough economy
The worst recession since the Great Depression continues to take its toll on businesses, jobs and budgets. But one sector is attracting entrepreneurs - restaurants.
Matty's expands to Walker
Walker will be getting a Matty's restaurant.
Crow Wing County Board
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
Pillager School Board
INFORMATION - Christina Smith reported Thursday losing her two Dobermans, one male with chain collar and tags and one female with a black collar on the 18000 block of Nelson Fork Road. Animal Control and Heartland Animal Rescue Team did not have the dogs. She said the dogs are not mean.
Brainerd School Board
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
Nisswa council calls special meeting
A special meeting of the Nisswa City Council has been scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nisswa City Hall to discuss financing options for the wastewater treatment plant expansion and road improvement plan.
Morrison County Board
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
How services help children and families
Fortunately, valuable information continues to accumulate about the services and supports that make a difference in the lives of children with emotional and mental health disorders.
The Brainerd Area Dental Assistants will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Public Library, 416 S. Fifth St., Brainerd. Program will be N.T.I. Splints and Orthodontics. Speaker will be Jeff Thoele, lab technician from Thoele Laboratories.
Much Obliged: K-9 donations
The officers of the Baxter Police Department would like to say thank you to those who donated toward the purchase of a new body armor vest for Baxter's K-9, Gator. As always, your support is greatly appreciated: Lakeland Vet Clinic, Brainerd Lakes Area Lions Club, Brainerd Sertoma Club, Brainerd Jaycees, Cub Foods, Jenkins Dollar Stop, Don and Betty Leisdon, David and Norma Tougas, Sandra Strom, Liz Hassler, Alvin Husom, Carolyn Schueller, all the anonymous donators and anyone that we may have missed and to founder of Vest for Dogs, Jenny Holmes.
Giving the gift of life
Have you or a family member been touched by organ donation?
Great Pumpkin Festival is Saturday at Gregory Park
The third annual Great Pumpkin Festival will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Gregory Park.
"To be honest I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who've been honored by this prize."
This was Brainerd
80 years ago (1929): Brainerd was virtually assured of a state armory this week by Col. E.A. Walsh, adjutant general of the National Guard of Minnesota. Brainerd was to get the armory and tank corps since Little Falls had secured the national training camp.
Habitat for Humanity building its success
Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity will place its 75th family into a home and will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2010.
A horse, of course, can ease cancer stress
A horse doesn't care if you've lost your hair to chemotherapy or that you've had a double mastectomy and you're only 32.
Time changed for Brainerd police multi-housing meeting
After six years, the Brainerd police crime-free multi-housing meeting time will change from night to daytime meetings. The next meeting is 1 p.m. Monday at the Brainerd Police Department, 225 East River Road.
Marguerite Elaine Kleven, age 93, resident of Brainerd, Minn., formerly of Grand Forks, N.D., died Weds., Oct. 7, 2009, at Edgewood Vista Retirement Home in Brainerd, Minn.
STAPLES - Gary A. Truesdell, age 49, of Staples, passed away at the Lakewood Health System Hospital on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009.
Mayme A. Kraemer, 87, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
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STAPLES - Gerald Ryle, age 91, of Staples, passed away at the Lakewood Health System Hospital on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.
Elaine V. Mosimann, age 78, resident of Brainerd, died Oct. 7, 2009. She was born July 26, 1931, in Brainerd to Nelson and Jozelia (Besette) LeDoux.
Charles H. Clabots
Age 85, of Maplewood, formerly of Staples and Brainerd. Peacefully on Oct. 6, 2009, after the 12th inning of the Twins game. Preceded in death by brothers, John and Bill.
Lucille M. Potvin, age 101, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society-Woodland.
Open Forum: They're trying to oust Koering
I must respond to the Little Falls writer's letter. I find it amazing that the same people who tried unsuccessfully to oust Sen. Paul Koering and destroy his reputation in 2006 are trying it all over again. Led by Sue Hilgart and Jay Bock, they are running former one-term representative Paul Gazelka.
People need to slow down! I walk my daughter to school every morning and I see there are a lot of children who also walk to school. Third Avenue is not a drag strip. Please, for the safety of the children!
Our opinion: The Senate
Just for a minute, think how much better federal legislation would be if we could convince our elected representatives to vote for what's right for the nation rather than what's politically expedient.
An Outdoor Heritage Fund meeting is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the lower-level conference room at Northland Arboretum, 14250 Conservation Drive, Baxter.
Setting up shop - and moving the office
It's Camp Ripley time and I'm getting fired up to sit in some thick cover in hopes of shooting a big buck.
Wermter 40th anniversary
Lyle and Marsha Wermter will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, from noon-5 p.m. at Crow Wing Town Hall in Barrows, Minn. The event will be hosted by their family.
Puetz-Hansmann 104th birthday
Anna Puetz-Hansmann celebrated her 104th birthday Sept. 27, 2009, with family and friends. She is a lifetime resident of Brainerd.
Jeremy and Carolyn Perlinger wedding
Carolyn Christine Cantwell and Jeremy Joseph Perlinger were married June 13, 2009, at Camp Lake Hubert. Officiated by Pastor Ron Fanin of First Baptist Church, Darby, Mont. Parents are Conan and Nancy Cantwell, of Dallas, and LeRoy and Karen Perlinger, of Darby, Mont. Maid of honor was Mary Kathryn Houseman. Bridesmaids were Carli Ranweiler, Sarah Kuschel, Amy Gitchell, Jill Bennett, Eloise Gitchell, Kateri Johnson.
Sylvia Ann Mulroy and Adam Christopher Kallevig would like to announce their engagement along with their parents, David and Stacey Mulroy, Brainerd, and Cindie Kallevig, Brainerd, and Todd Kallevig, Minneapolis. A wedding date is not set at this time.
Kozelka 50th anniversary
Dick and Sharon Kozelka of Crosslake were united in marriage on Oct. 17, 1959, in Chicago. There will be a private party held in their honor, hosted by their children and families. Happy anniversary Mom and Dad. Love, Rick, Scott, Renee, Keith, Todd and families.
Hans E. Anderson and Larissa R. Hynes, along with their parents, joyously announce their engagement. They will be married July of 2010.
Together with their families, Brenda Koob and Chris Horn announce their engagement. Their wedding ceremony will be on Oct. 24, 2009, at Balsamlund Church, south of Aldrich. A reception for family immediately following at Ted and Gen's in Aldrich, with an open house dance for friends at 7 p.m.
Pequot picks up 5-2 win
PEQUOT LAKES - Angela and Tricia Villella and Jasmine Nordby all won their singles matches as Pequot Lakes rolled past Little Falls 5-2 Friday.
Pequot's Lydeen enjoying success
Silas Lydeen is finally enjoying the fruits of his labor.
Cards win battle of 6th-ranked teams
GLYNDON - In a matchup of teams that are ranked sixth in their respective classes, Class 3A's Staples-Motley Cardinals received two rushing touchdowns from quarterback Alex Jansson for a 20-7 victory over Class 2A's sixth-ranked Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels Friday.
Crookston holds on against W-DC
CROOKSTON - Aaron Kern scored on two fourth quarter runs to lead Wadena Deer Creek in a 29-21 Heart O'Lakes Conference loss to Crookston Friday.
Brainerd Special Olympians compete
Students in the Brainerd School District competed in a Special Olympics bowling event Thursday at Jack's House in Brainerd.
Rangers run record to 6-0
BRAHAM - Phil Kuhlmann was near perfect Friday, leading the Crosby-Ironton Rangers to a 31-6 Great Polar Alliance victory over the Braham Bombers Friday.
Pirates silence Rebels
CLARISSA - Amos Schmidt scored five touchdowns and Colby Schmidt scored one for the Verndale Pirates in a 52-20 Pheasant Conference victory over the Eagle Valley Rebels. The victory pushes the third-ranked Pirates to 6-0.
Pitching guidelines established
ROCHESTER - The Northwoods League has implemented guidelines that will be effect for the 2010 season, similar to those in entry-level minor league baseball, that guide coaching staffs to develop pitchers over the course of a season.
Alexandria wins game of comebacks against Brainerd
ALEXANDRIA - In a swirling snowstorm, a vigorous wind and a back and forth game sprinkled with comebacks the Alexandria Cardinals had one more rally up their sleeve.
Flyers make stand at home
LITTLE FALLS - For the first time since Oct. 15, 2004, the Little Falls Flyers were able to celebrate a memorable victory at Memorial Field here. This time it was a 28-12 Central Lakes Conference triumph over the Fergus Falls Otters.
Raiders round up 3-1 victory
CLOQUET - Kirstie Grill tallied 14 kills and six blocks leading the Central Lakes College Raiders to a 3-1 Northern Division defeat of Fond Du Lac Friday.
Bulldogs bully Huskies, take 49-14 triumph
PILLAGER - Luke Richards and Jordan Hunstad each rushed for a touchdown as the Pillager Huskies fell to the Ottertail Central Bulldogs 49-14 in Friday's Prairie North Conference matchup.
No luck involved with Lucking's season
The Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul is where Sammi Lucking wants to conclude her prep volleyball career.
Pierz improves to 5-1
MAPLE LAKE - John Omann was up to his usual tricks Friday as he rushed for 242 yards and two touchdowns leading the Pierz Pioneers to a 31-7 Central Minnesota Conference victory over the Maple Lake Irish Friday.
Flyers, Johnnies play to 1-1 tie
COLLEGEVILLE - Melissa VonItter tallied 37 saves and Beth Marlette scored in the second half of the Little Falls Flyers 1-1 non-conference tie with St. John's Prep Friday.
Gobblers fall to Dragons at home
AITKIN - Anthony White scored on a 22-yard pass from Andrew Welshons for the Aitkin Gobblers lone touchdown during Friday's 22-6 Great Polar Alliance loss to the Pine City Dragons.
Local sports shorts
The Golden Lakes Boxing Club season will begin Oct. 21.
Pequot keeps rolling for 5th
PARK RAPIDS - Class 3A's 10th-ranked Pequot Lakes Patriots had to battle both the Park Rapids Panthers and the elements as heavy snow started falling during the second quarter of Friday's Heart O'Lakes Conference matchup.
Bell, Flyers outscore Prep
BELLE PRAIRIE - Grant Bell scored three times and Dan Kornbaum had his first career goal on a penalty kick to lead the Little Falls Flyers past St. John's Prep 4-1 in non-conference soccer action.
Brainerd has two days to 'button it up'
ALEXANDRIA - With two days off for teacher's conventions at the end of next week the Brainerd Warriors will have just two days to prepare for Wednesday's game at home against Fergus Falls.
Bears get past Tigers
BAUDETTE - The Pine River-Backus Tigers fell to 3-3 on the season and 3-2 in the Northern Plains Conference with Friday's 21-12 loss to the Lake of the Woods Bears.
State forecast for Minnesota
Saturday...Periods of snow north with 1 to 2 inches possible near the Canadian border. Partly cloudy south with light snow ending early In the east. Chilly with highs in the 30s.
State forecast for Wisconsin
Freeze warning for most of eastern wisconsin tonight...
State forecast for S.D
Saturday...Mostly sunny east to mostly cloudy far west. Breezy and cold with highs in the upper 20s west to upper 30s southeast.
State forecast for Iowa
Winter weather advisory for parts of west central and southwest
State forecast for N.D.
Saturday...Partly to mostly cloudy and continued cold. Scattered
It's cold playing soccer
Weather drawilng by Garrett Heinlen in the Baxter third grad eof Ms. Hemstad.
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