Recession creates a buyer's market for travelers
Have bargain, will travel.
Traveler's Fare acquires Paulson's agency business
Brainerd's travel agency landscape changed recently as an acquisition combined operations of two agencies into one.
STAPLES - Morgan Reese, respiratory therapist, has joined Lakewood Health System.
Riverwood Foundation announces scholarships
AITKIN - Angela Phillips and DeAnn Thurner, Riverwood Healthcare Center nurses, are this year's recipients of Riverwood Foundation's Michael Zilverberg Healthcare Education Scholarship.
BIZ BUZZ: Baxter bank unveils new sign and logo
The new Frandsen Bank & Trust sign was unveiled Monday morning at the former Northern National Bank on Excelsior Road in Baxter. Jim Kraft, bank president, said the sign may be new but the people are the same and that is what is important. Kraft said the symbol beneath the bank's new name is designed to resemble the bank's role as a bridge to building financial success for life.
County offering walk-in school immunization clinic
Crow Wing County Community Services Health Division will offer a walk-in school immunization clinic.
An Ironton woman suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident reported at 3:40 p.m. Thursday at Fourth Avenue Northeast and H Street, according to Brainerd police.
The Crow Wing County Fair annual meeting will be 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Brainerd American Legion, 708 Front St., Brainerd. The annual meeting includes a dinner, review of the 2009 fair and business meeting.
Brainerd firefighters respond to two calls
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to two recent calls beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday at 18570 Hartley Lake Rd., to a gas line cut.
PROPERTY DAMAGE - Report made at 10:19 a.m. Thursday of bee hives damaged at the Northland Arboretum. Charges are expected against suspects for damage to property.
Sight night planned in Nisswa
NISSWA - Students from the Nisswa Elementary School have teamed up with the Nisswa Lions Club for Halloween. When visiting your home for trick-or-treats these children will collect any old eyeglasses or sunglasses that you no longer use.
Lacey R. Ballinger and Heath A. Ochsendorf, McGregor, a boy, Tavian A. Ochsendorf, 9 pounds, 5.2 ounces, Oct. 21, 2009. Grandparents are Debra J. Morrison, Bruce A. Ochsendorf and Lynette M. Gorman.
Morrison County Board of Commissioners
We would like to thank the community for its generous response to our plea for apples and acorns for the bear cubs at Wild and Free which was published in a recent Dispatch article. We have been inundated with food for them. As of right now, we have plenty of apples that should last until the cubs begin to hibernate, and so, we don't need any more.
District works on gifted programs
The Brainerd School District is transforming the way it identifies and educates its most gifted and talented learners.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 25 - 30 years ago (1979) - Brainerd Police Chief Wayne Hasty last month asked a state agency, the BCA, to investigate a possible case of police brutality. The request was made despite a letter from Mayor C. Elmer Anderson ordering Hasty not to do so while on suspension.
We made a commitment to the community when we integrated that we would expand those services and we are fulfulling that commitment.
District works on progress
The Brainerd School District has implemented a district-wide improvement plan as part of the requirement for not making Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, under the federal No Child Left Behind Act for two years in a row.
Bob and Fran's is here to stay
"The report of my death was an exaggeration," Mark Twain once said.
Pumpkin fun at Eagle View
BREEZY POINT- Little goblins and ghouls - including an Elmo and a few princesses - took over Eagle View Elementary School in Breezy Point for Pumkin Fun, a family friendly event for children 5 and younger.
Notification meeting planned for Long Prairie predatory offender
LONG PRAIRIE - A Level 3 predatory offender is living in Long Prairie.
Officials want snowbirds counted in Minnesota
Before the lakes area's snowbirds fly off for the winter, the last thing they may be concerned about is the U.S. Census count in mid-March.
Choir in concert
Conductor Brian Stubbs directed the Brainerd High School Concert Chorale Thursday night at Tornstrom Auditorium. All the high school choirs performed during the fall concert. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Baxter Medical Park announced
Brainerd Lakes Health plans to construct a clinic in Baxter.
Kathleen J. Rasinski
RANDALL - Kathleen J. Rasinski, 63, of Randall, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at her home. Services are being planned for a later date. Please watch for additional information.
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BOWLUS - Clarence Jendro, 92-year-old resident of Bowlus, Minn., died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2009, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn.
CUSHING - Sanford Alter of Cushing, Minn., passed away late Friday evening, Oct. 23, 2009, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Randall.
Cory D. Louis
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wis. - Cory Duane Louis, 33, St. Croix Falls, Wis., died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, in an automobile accident. He was born on May 11, 1976, in MInneapolis to Sue and Rex Louis. Cory was a strong man in every way; he preferred the nickname "The Big Swede."
Faye D. Krohn
ST. PETER - Faye D. Krohn, 81, of St. Peter and formerly of Crosslake, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at her home surrounded by her family. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Union Presbyterian Church in St. Peter with the Rev. Steven Boots officiating. Visitation is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at St. Peter Funeral Home Klein Chapel and one hour prior to the services Tuesday at Union Presbyterian Church.
Rosalia P. Homme
Rosalia "Rose" Paulina Homme, 96, Crosby, died at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center, Crosby.
Health lessons from Switzerland
LUGANO, Switzerland - At least one country already has a health care plan roughly similar to the one President Barack Obama and the Democrats have proposed, with universal coverage, a mandate that everyone buy insurance and a major role for private insurance companies: Switzerland.
Come on, commissioners, and get with the program and get this Riverside Drive project completed. This is shovel-ready and will cost the taxpayers nothing locally. Remember this is a $2 million project that would bring stimulus money in our community and create jobs that we badly need here.
I am writing a letter on a subject that has been happening for several years.
OTHER OPINION: IRAN
For now, at least, nuclear negotiations between Iran and the West have narrowed to an issue that was not even on the agenda a month ago: Iran's possible export of most of its existing stockpile of enriched uranium to Russia and France, which would turn it into fuel for an Iranian research reactor.
Maybe it's the massive chunk of land in which these animals are allowed to roam. Or the fact that big bucks aren't out of the ordinary here - for the folks who know Camp Ripley best, such deer tend to blend in after awhile. And it has nothing to do with camouflage.
50th Wedding Anniversary: Boyd and Arleen Elliott
Boyd and Arleen Elliott will celebrate their anniversary with an open house, Saturday, from 2pm-6pm, October 31, 2009 at Moose Lodge in Brainerd. They were married October 31, 1959 in Foreston, MN. All family and friends welcome, no gifts please.
60th Anniversary: Norm and Betty Caughey
Norm and Betty Caughey will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with an Open House from 1-5pm, on Sunday, November 1, at St. Mathias Park. No gifts please.
50th Wedding Anniversary: Don and Alvina Peterson
Don and Alvina Peterson recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married October 3, 1959 in Brainerd.
90th Birthday: Verna Hoffmann
Verna Hoffmann turns 90 on October 25, 2009. She will be celebrating with her family.
80th Birthday: Cathy Olson
Cathy Olson celebrated her 80th birthday with her family on October 17, 2009.
Late relay dominance propels Brainerd
Siri Smith and Sarah Dens each picked up wins and helped Brainerd's 400-yard freestyle relay team to first during the Warriors 101-85 Central Lakes Conference victory over the St. Cloud Tech Tigers Friday at Brainerd High School.
S-M's Edin eyes repeat performance
It's been a pressure-packed season for Abby Edin.
Unheralded Elks rally past Brainerd for title
ST. CLOUD - When Becca Gervais scored twice in the first 23 minutes it appeared the Brainerd Warriors were cruising toward their third Section 8-2A championship in six years.
Pequot's Michaelson making it happen
Matt Michaelson is spoiling all the fun.
Storm sneaks past Flyers
LITTLE FALLS - Lexi Hirsch registered 26 set assists, 24 digs and 10 kills for Little Falls in a 3-2 Central Lakes Conference loss to the Sauk Rapids Storm Friday.
The Brainerd Family YMCA and Brainerd Community Education are co-sponsoring an intramural basketball league for boys in grades 9-12 for Brainerd and surrounding school districts.
Alexandria sweeps conference
ALEXANDRA - Sydnie Mauch recorded five kills and 3.5 blocks along with Tess Rahto's five blocks and two kills as Brainerd was shut out 3-0 by the Alexandria Cardinals in the final Central Lakes Conference match of the season.
Flyers beat Willmar
LITTLE FALLS - Whitney Weisz had first place finishes in the 50- and 100-yard freestyles to lead the Little Falls Flyers to a 96-90 Central Lakes Conference victory over the Willmar Cardinals Friday.
Hornets shut out Victory
ROSEMOUNT - Aaron Bostrom, Young Kim and Daniel Newton all scored as Lake Region Christian School defeated Victory of Rochester 3-0 during Friday's second round of the Minnesota Association of Christian Schools state tournament.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly cloudy north. Increasing cloudiness south. Chance
Things are getting scary
Weather drawing by Broc Peterson in the Lowell second grade of Mrs. Holbrook.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Cloudy. Scattered rain showers developing west and
State forecast for Wisconsin
Today...Mostly cloudy in the morning...Then decreasing clouds. A chance of light snow far north in the morning. A slight chance of light rain and patchy drizzle eastern two thirds in the morning. Highs from around 40 north...To the lower 50s south.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Cloudy west. Increasing clouds east in the morning. Scattered showers west through far north. Becoming windy northwest in the afternoon. Highs near 50 far north to near 60 far southwest.
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