Lindsay Martin, daughter of Brad and Kelley Norwood of Pillager, and Paul Krebs, son of John and Lori Krebs of Little Falls, have been selected as Students of the Month for September and October, a recognition program sponsored by the Youth Activities Committee of Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615.
More than 1,000 people filled the Brainerd High School gym Saturday to say goodbye to their hometown soldiers as they headed off for duty in Iraq.
Motorcycles give escort to troops
WADENA -- When the chartered bus filled with the approximately 45 Wadena-based soldiers with Company A, 1st Battalion, 194th Armor, left Wadena-Deer Creek High School for Camp Ripley, they were not alone.
"It's some way to bring a little comfort for them. It's one way of showing them that the Blue Star Mothers care."
Tearful departure scene repeated in Wadena
WADENA -- In scenes that were repeated in high school gyms in Wadena, St. Cloud and Brainerd on Saturday, area families held each other tightly as they shared a tearful goodbye with the 152 Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers in Company A, 1st Battalion, 194th Armor.
This was Brainerd
60 years ago (1944) - Two promotions of officers and one commission in the First Service Regiments were announced today by Col. Henry C. Mills, Commanding Officer. Officers included 1st Lt. Charles Norris promoted to captain and 1st Lt. Axel Anderson promoted to captain.
Janessa R. Andrea
HILLMAN -- Janessa Rae Andrea, infant daughter of Michelle Paulsen and Dan Andrea Jr., of Hillman, Minn., passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at the St. Could Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Home in Pierz, Minn.
George Norskov, age 92, of Brainerd, passed away late Friday night at the Woodland Good Samaritan Village. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the 300 Building Chapel of Woodland Village. Burial will be in Camp Ripley State Veterans Cemetery at Little Falls, Minn. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Josephine E. Kruse
AITKIN -- Josephine Elizabeth Kruse, 87, of Aitkin, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, in Aicota Health Care Center, Aitkin.
Alice M. Olesch
LITTLE FALLS -- Alice M. ( Stumpf) Olesch, age 64, of Little Falls, Minn., died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at St. Gabriel's Hospital.
Olga M. Bailey
AITKIN -- Olga M. Bailey, age 95, of Aitkin, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at the Riverwood Extended Care Center.
Tommie L. Chapman
AITKIN -- Tommie L. Chapman, 66, of Aitkin, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home, Aitkin.
William 'Cal' Bengtson
LITTLE FALLS -- William "Cal" Bengtson, 78-year-old resident of Little Falls, passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls. Funeral services for Cal Bengtson will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Little Falls with the Rev. David L. Steffenson officiating. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veteran's Cemetery.
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Lloyd A. Dupont
McGREGOR -- Lloyd A. Dupont, 77, of McGregor, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, in Riverwood Health Care Center, Aitkin.
CUSHING -- Arthur Rogness, 77-year-old resident of Cushing, Minn. passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
David B. Neddo
STAPLES -- David Bruce Neddo, age 57, of Staples, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday afternoon in the Brenny Funeral Home Chapel in Staples. Relatives will receive friends on Monday afternoon before the service.
LITTLE FALLS -- Frank Ghinter, 88-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at his home in Little Falls. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
AITKIN -- Nellie Israel, age 89, of Aitkin, died on Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin with the Rev. Dallas Smith officiating. Friends may call as the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Minneapolis.
The "more than just one issue" letter writer certainly nails it when she points out that the criminal slaughter of the innocent unborn isn't the only matter with which we must be concerned.
These Gophers don't hibernate
Minnesota Golden Gophers basketball coach Dan Monson watched his players practice at the CLC gymnasium Sunday. The Gopher hoop squad came to Brainerd for two days of practice to bond the team together for the upcoming season. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Kicks in the cold
BAXTER -- Another first.
Top-seeded Tech ends Brainerd's year
ST. CLOUD -- The No. 1 seeded St. Cloud Tech Tigers scored at the 28th minute and the 73rd minute to eliminate the eighth-seeded Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer team 2-0 Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Section 8, Class 2A playoffs.
Brainerd third at True Team meet
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd Warriors 200-yard medley relay team's first-place finish in the Section 8, Class 2A True Team swimming and diving championship prevented Elk River from claiming a clean sweep Saturday.
Alex slips past Flyers with overtime goal
ALEXANDRIA -- The second-seeded Alexandria Cardinals scored with 58 seconds remaining in the second overtime to eliminate the seventh-seeded Little Falls Flyers 2-1 in Section 8, Class 1A boys' soccer Saturday.
Former Gov. Ventura to suit up for the Raiders?
The Central Lakes College football team almost got some help from a famous fan in the stands.
Raiders get the ground game going
Through its first six games this season, the Central Lakes College football team's running game has been abysmal. The Raiders had rushed for a mere 285 yards on the year, an average of 47.5 yards per game.
Trees are shedding
Weather drawing by Jackie Brine-Doyle of Mrs. Wolter's/Mrs. Trottier's second grade class at Eagle View school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Cloudy. Isolated rain or snow showers portions central this morning. A chance of rain late south. Highs from the mid 40s to lower 50s.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers...Isolated afternoon thunderstorms southwest. Highs in the mid 40s northeast to the mid 60s far southwest.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...A chance of showers in the morning...Then showers likely.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain south and central. Highs
State forecast for N.D.
Freezing rain advisory northwest and north central until 9 am
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