The following have been named Students of the Month at Brainerd High School South Campus: Halee Goodrich and Trisha Kramer, civics; Jessica Sunde and Marlee Landsburg, algebra; Kelsey Terhaar, Patrick Skogen and Matthew Reither, English; Megan Schmidt, advanced foods; Elizabeth Bonau, band; Carlie Sweet and Jennifer Hudson, physical science; Kush Patel, intro to tech ed; Andrew Johnson, intro to engineering; Dillon Mudderman, PE; Nick Mogensen, natural resources; Randi Georges, intro to art; Emma Keniston, intro to computer applications; Kate Fahlen, Spanish I.
Crow Wing court
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
Driving school instructor fueled by love for teaching road safety
Walking into Brainerd Driving School on Washington Street, one gets a sense of what owner and instructor Sondra Dircks' passions are in life.
A sackful of fun
Sack races were one of the races held during the Great Pumpkin Festival Saturday at Gregory Park in Brainerd. The festival was a popular attraction, with 500-600 people attending throughout the afternoon. Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 22 - 60 years ago (1947) - Some 50 military servicemen serving in an overseas status come Christmas will be able to celebrate more materially through the help of the Crow Wing County Red Cross Chapter.
"I would be very surprised if these babies don't go home,"
A great festival of pumpkins
After several days of rain, families were only too happy to get out of the house and attend the Great Pumpkin Festival Saturday at Gregory Park.
ONAMIA - Dale Holmes, 60-year-old resident of Onamia, Minn., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, in Onamia, Minn.
Bethel Gadway, 83, of Brainerd, passed away Oct. 18, 2007.
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Lamberth R. Mindrum
AITKIN - Lamberth R. Mindrum, age 78, of Aitkin, formerly of Palisade, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
EAST GULL LAKE - Patricia Kasperson, of East Gull Lake, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at home.
David W. Morgan
DEERWOOD - David William Morgan, age 68, of Deerwood, died on Oct. . 20, 2007, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
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A recent Open Forum contributor wrote that everyday kindergarten is a convenience and likened it to free child care. This is an incredibly short-sighted and uninformed viewpoint. The kindergarten program in Brainerd has skills that they strive to achieve just like every other grade level and program in our schools.
Warriors grab eighth seed at state
The Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team earned the No. 8 seed for Wednesday's opening round of the Class 2-A state tournament Sunday.
CLC routes MN West, earns playoff berth
WORTHINGTON - The Central Lakes College Raiders football team handled the Minnesota West Bluejays 55-28 in MCCC Southern Division play Saturday.
CLC gears up for postseason
The regular season saw the Raiders post a 25-5 overall record and capture their fourth Northern Division title in five years with a perfect 12-0 division mark.
BCS roller coaster ride continues
The roller coaster ride that is the 2007 college football season continued last Thursday when Rutgers upset South Florida, ranked at the time No. 2 in the BCS standings. The Bulls have now dropped to tenth in the BCS and are all but eliminated from a title berth.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Showers becoming likely south. A chance of showers portions west central and northeast. Becoming partly cloudy northwest. Highs from the upper 40s to low 50s north to the mid to upper 50s southeast.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Mostly sunny west. Decreasing clouds east. Highs in the mid
Weather drawing by Hunter Lund of Mrs. Gramer's second-grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly sunny...Becoming partly cloudy west this afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly cloudy and breezy. Highs 50 to 60.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Rain showers
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