Julie Blanchard, Brainerd, successfully completed all requirements through the Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education and the Natural Therapies Certification Board as a board certified Raindrop specialist.
Silverstreak Dairy to pay $11K for alleged violations
Silverstreak Dairy LLC, and the Minnesota PollutionControl Agency have reached an agreement that requires the company to pay $11,700 for alleged feedlot violations at its facility near Buckman, in southern Morrison County.
Nisswa DQ: Something different is in the works
The Nisswa Dairy Queen is getting an upgrade, to be completed in time for its seasonal opening in March.
BAXTER - El Tequila Authentic Mexican Restaurant recently opened in Baxter.
For the lead
The 3-3 Vikings and 3-3 Bears play in the Windy City on Sunday for the NFC North Division lead.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a call at 10:06 a.m. Thursday on Pine Beach Road to find a boat on fire in the woods.
1. 9 a.m. Call to order.
1. Call to order.
The Northland Arboretum wants your grass clippings and leaves.
WALKER - Jeffrey Lee Thorsen, 21, Pine River, was sentenced in Cass County District Court for felony kidnapping to commit great bodily harm/terrorize to 92 days already served, ordered to pay $782 fines and fees and was placed on 20 years supervised probation.
Brooks sings the blues
Soothing bluesman Brooks Williams is a departure for the folk-tinged Grassroots Concert series. But that might not be a bad thing.
As a result of incorrect information provided the Dispatch, a phone number to order pasties from Anita Wilharm of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Crosby was listed incorrectly in the Church News on Page 6B Friday. To order pasties, call (218) 546-5430.
CRASHES - No people were reported injured, but several vehicles collided with deer in the area resulting in property damage and dead deer.
Ski Gull hosted its annual fall fundraiser Sept. 25 at The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Baxter. The event was the kick-off to the 2008-2009 season. With your support we raised funds to help maintain core programs and continue facility improvements. Exciting happenings this year include new snowboards, snowboard camp and new tubing lift. Ski Gull, a nonprofit organization, exists because of generous support of our community and a very special group of benevolent supporters.
Kate looking for a mentor who is an animal lover
There's no doubt about it - this week's Child in Need is an animal lover and she probably wouldn't even consider being matched with someone who doesn't have at least a couple of furry friends.
The American Legion will have its post meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Legion.
This was Brainerd
30 years ago (1978) - Local residents took advantage of Fall Family Days at the Paul Bunyan Arboretum Saturday afternoon to tour the Arboretum area in a flat-bed wagon pulled by a tractor.
LOCAL NEWS BRIEFS
A Baxter woman, Grace Look, 85, injured in a two-vehicle collision Monday at Elder Drive and Highway 210 in Baxter, remained in critical condition Saturday at St. Cloud Hospital.
Turnout was more than I thought or ever imagined.
Walker man pleads guilty in death of girlfriend
WALKER - L.C. Wesley Armstrong, 24, Walker, pleaded guilty last week in Cass County District Court before Judge David Harrington to felony second-degree manslaughter in connection with the motor vehicle death of his girlfriend Aug. 1, 2007, at Backus.
STATE NEWS BRIEFS
ST. PAUL (AP) - The Department of Public Safety says Minnesota's overall seat-belt use compliance is 87 percent. That's in line with the record-high 88 percent rate set in 2007.
Joan Haff of Pequot Lakes said it wasn't so much that she avoided getting a mammogram as she found it difficult to make the time for one.
Robb Reed, 43, Brainerd, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at St. Cloud Hospital as a result of injuries sustained from an ATV accident. Funeral services will be Monday at noon at St. Andrew's Church in Brainerd with Father Tony Wroblewski officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery in Pillager. The relatives will receive friends from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter and one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.
Clarie E. Pearson
MORA - Clarie E. Pearson, 88, of Mora, formerly of Minneapolis, passed away Oct. 16, 2008.
To the person who hit the yellow Lab on River Lane in Pillager Thursday, it would have been appreciated had you taken a moment to check his dog tag and notify me that you accidentally hit him instead of leaving him to die on the road. Do you realize he struggled to get home in order to let me know he was injured?
Open Forum: Moral rules differ regarding abortion
This is a very difficult letter to write because it can affect people in so many different ways; all, which I will not be able to list in the brief space allowed by this format, and with the limits of my knowledge. The subject is abortion.
Good news/bad news for Obama
WASHINGTON -The good news for Barack Obama is that the calamities in the financial world may have created an insuperable barrier to John McCain's White House ambitions.
Think pink and think health
In case it escaped your attention, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thats why were being asked to Think Pink this month.
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CROSBY - The fight lasted only seconds. By the time the fluorescent orange nugget of Berkley PowerBait bobbed to the surface, the trout was long gone.
Ripley's allure: Believe it
Camp Ripley is a state-owned military training center located just south of Baxter/Brainerd. The camp is open each year for some "special" hunts, including a pair of two-day archery hunts for hunters that are successfully drawn from a lottery.
Deep Portage Learning Center near Hackensack is offering a program in which to sight-in your rifle and another to weave snowshoes.
PATRICK AND FANESSA SCHNEIDER
Fanessa Rae Powell and Patrick Edward Schneider were married Jan. 26, 2008, at Evangelical Covenant Church in Bemidji.
Al Moby will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 25 at his home, 404 Fairfield Lane, Brainerd.
Mitch and Julie Smith
Mitch and Julie Smith, Nisswa, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a two-week trip to Alaska.
James and Marjorie (Kletschka) Peterson
James and Marjorie (Kletschka) Peterson will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their family in St. Cloud on Oct. 18.
Patrick and Mary (Hines) Bock
Patrick and Mary (Hines) Bock, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 1 at Oak Lawn Town Hall, 12404 State Highway 18, Brainerd.
Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Matich
Cassandra Sanford and Brandon Matich were married Feb. 18, 2008, at Little White Chapel in Las Vegas.
Bison blitz BHS in second half
ST. CLOUD - With the constant pressure the Buffalo Bison were applying, it seemed only a matter of time before they broke through.
Pats' Redmond grows into quarterback role
Jeff Redmond worked hard at becoming a better quarterback and a better leader.
AREA SPORTS SHORTS
The Golden Lakes Boxing Club will start its season at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at its new gym at 217 S. 7th. St., Suite 106, in downtown Brainerd.
Flyer freshman making waves, breaking records
One of Whitney Weisz's supporters is her top competition.
Brainerd caps another strong season at 15-3
ST. CLOUD - When the game ended, members of the Brainerd girls' soccer team formed a line, put their arms around each other and collectively bowed to Warriors fans.
State forecast for Minnesota
...Dense fog advisory in effect for parts south and east this morning...
Weather drawing by Emma Anderson of Mrs. Olsons fifth-grade class at St. Francis Catholic School.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs from the mid 60s northeast to
The Nation's Weather
A slow moving system was to move down the East Coast on Saturday, bringing scattered showers to the Gulf Coast, Florida and across the Carolinas.
Wisconsin state forecast
Rest of today...Becoming partly sunny northeast. Partly sunny elsewhere. Highs from the mid 50s north...To the upper 50s south.
State forecast for Iowa
.Rest of today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Sunny to partly cloudy. Breezy east. Highs from 60 to 65 east...With 70s to around 80 central and west.
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