Magazine gets jump on seasons
Warm October sunshine filtered through bare tree branches outside the Lake Country Journal Magazine's offices but inside the Christmas season had just ended a couple of weeks ago.
Tracy Bartholomaus, Brainerd, joined American National Bank as an assistant vice president in the real estate mortgage department.
Two businesses to share space
Downtown Brainerd is getting two new stores in space formerly occupied by The Crossing Arts Alliance.
24 Aitkin residents complete leadership program
AITKIN -- Twenty-four Aitkin area residents recently completed a five-day leadership retreat.
Speakers offer glimpse of area's business potential
ONAMIA -- After weeks of examining numbers and trends, speakers gathered in Onamia were providing a glimpse of the area's business potential.
Entrepreneurial contest launched
ONAMIA -- Coffee shops. Beanie Babies. Those cute portable CD players.
Child in need
Have you ever wondered how Kinship Partners determines which child should be matched with an adult partner? Does the child even have an interest in being in the program or want an adult partner?
Keep in touch with area state legislators
Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, District 12A
1. Approve agenda
Scott Engholm and Lindsey Nelson, Brainerd, a boy, Camron Gunner Engholm, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, Oct. 5, 2003. Grandparents are Joan Hebert, Brainerd, Todd Nelson, Sartell, and Betty and Gary Engholm, Fort Ripley.
Victims of clergy abuse
Chemical dependency and AA groups
7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Medical Center (Open). Call Bill at 829-3801.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 26 - 40 years ago (1963) - Robert Gangestad, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Gangestad, living four miles east of Brainerd, found a radio from a weather balloon near the family home. A note on the radio said that it had been released at St. Cloud, June 5. The balloon was caught in a tree.
Helicopter crashes in Morrison, pilot escapes with minor injuries
A helicopter crash in Morrison county Friday sent the pilot to a Little Falls hospital after escaping with only minor injuries.
SUNNY IMAGES OF ERIKA
A reward of up to $50,000 is still being offered for the recovery of Erika Dalquist.
Dalquist case still painful mystery
PILLAGER -- The trips to the Crosby mine pits have dwindled.
MnDOT engineer among two victims of head-on collision
A head-on, two-vehicle accident near Pine Center Friday morning claimed the lives of an 18-year-old Onamia man and a 49-year-old Hillman man.
Teens talk about dating
Erin Sullivan said remaining abstinent from sex until marriage is one of her long-standing beliefs, a value she shares with many of her friends in 10th grade at Brainerd High School.
The Vikings put their undefeated record on the line against the New York Giants today. Read about the outcome of the game in Sports Monday.
Another Campbell is citizen of year
EAST GULL LAKE -- Marv Campbell, the 1975 Brainerd Citizen of the Year, is proud that his son, Reed Campbell, is the 2003 Brainerd Citizen of the Year.
Edward L. Ciminski
LITTLE FALLS -- Edward L. Ciminski, age 81, of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at St. Otto's Care Center.
Nancy L. Frank
Nancy L. Frank, age 60, of Brainerd, died on Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. She was born July 1, 1943, to Lewellyn and Mary (Haider) Frank in Minneapolis.
The other day when I was reading the paper about the Rochester boy who brought a gun to school, I thought, "good, at least the schools are cracking down on this kind of problem." Then just recently in our own area, Crosby-Ironton Public School to be exact, there was a written threat naming several individuals as targets of a student's hate. This student claimed later that he wouldn't have really done anything, and that it was just a joke. How does anybody really know that? How do the named threatened students feel?
Many educators say the single most important factor in the academic success of a student is attendance. There's no substitute for being in the classroom, listening to the instructor, getting assignments, participating in discussion. Students who are absent, whether from skipping school or lengthy illnesses, pose the risk of falling behind in their classwork and never catching up with their peers.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words.
A deer scouting trip offers a good time for a grouse hunt
RAY -- For firearms deer hunters, pre-hunt preparations begin now. Among the shrinking number who still hunt from permanent stands is Dan Selinger of Randall, who most years does his stand work in late October. When schedules permit I tag-along with a .20-gauge, using the occasion for a grouse hunt.
North Country calendar
Oct. 22-26 -- Fall turkey (second season)
A helicopter working on a lake reclamation project crashed into Lake Christina near Alexandria at about 9 a.m. on Oct. 21. The pilot, identified as Stuart Allen, was rescued from the water by another pilot. Allen's injuries were not serious. The cause of the crash was not known. Spraying resumed about an hour later.
Pumpkin lore just one aspect of this useful, edible fruit
"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have a seat all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion."
Natasha Jantz and Neil Carlson were married Sept. 16, 2003, at Little Chapel of Flowers in Las Vegas.
Caryn Anderson and Chad O'Kulich announce their engagement. Parents are Mark and Maureen Anderson, Brainerd, and Donna O'Kulich, Beverly Hills, Mich., and Nicholas O'Kulich, Carmel, N.Y. A Nov. 22 wedding is planned at Crosslake Lutheran Church.
Elsie and Ernest Loya, Brainerd, will celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary with their family on Thursday.
Traci Lundeby and Dave Badeaux were married Aug. 23, 2003, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Dick Laffer officiating.
Marine Corps Pvt. Craig L. Anderson, son of Trude B. Gode, Brainerd, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.
Karen Marie Bentler and Kenneth Glenn Scull III were married Aug. 16, 2003, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter with Pastor Jennifer Wilson officiating.
Brian and Diane (Oswald) Zimpel, formerly of Crosby and Brainerd, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with their family and friends at their home in Cottonwood, Calif., where they have lived since 1979.
Alyssa Joy Fredman and Paul Garrett Boswell announce their engagement. Parents are Gary and Lenora Fredman, Pillager, and Steve and Gayle Boswell, Fridley. A Dec. 27 wedding is planned at Lincoln Evangelical Free Church.
Kara Marie Kirkeby and Erick Julian Thompson were married May 31, 2003, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor David Holte officiating.
Kelly Baillif and Michael Syrdal were married June 28, 2003, at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Garrison with Pastor Curtis Foreman officiating.
Opal Dechaine will celebrate her 80th birthday with her family Nov. 9 at First Presbyterian Church at the coffee hour.
Jayna Mathieu and Roger Paquin were married Aug. 8, 2003, at The Gale Mansion in Minneapolis with Father Henry Doyle of Shattuck St. Mary's School officiating.
No. 2 netter relishes the challenge
When it comes to the Staples-Motley Cardinals tennis team, Emma Pipek is the salutatorian, the bridesmaid and the backup singer.
Setting things up
Warrior setter Lauren Kirkpatrick (8) positioned the ball for a teammate as the Warriors cruised past the Little Falls Flyers 3-0 in the South Subsection 8, Class 3A volleyball tournament Friday night.
Umland displays his versatility
In the last two years, every time Cory Umland has stepped onto a football field he's won.
Who says there's no 'I' in team?
Destiny is a word often tossed around in the world of sports to describe teams having magical seasons.
Peterson, Pipek exit state prematurely
MINNEAPOLIS -- The run through the Class 1A state individual tennis tournament by Staples-Motley's Jacque Peterson and Emma Pipek ended abruptly Friday.
What if you couldn't watch the Twins or Gophers on TV here?
If the Gophers' men's basketball season opened Friday most TV viewers in the Brainerd area would be blacked out.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Raiders plan clincs for young basketbal players on Saturdays
Central Lakes College will host three Saturday mornings of basketball fun and learning, with boys and girls earning admission to Raider basketball games and a chance to be a team manager for a game.
Honek leads Cardinals to semifinals
FERGUS FALLS -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals, led by Michelle Honek's 17 kills, 18 blocks and 9 digs, defeated Frazee 25-15, 25-21, 25-19 in Section 8, Class 2A volleyball quarterfinals Friday.
Brainerd to Little Falls: It's too early for Halloween tricks
With Halloween a week away, the Little Falls Flyers volleyball team gave the Brainerd Warriors an early scare.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly cloudy...Blustery and cooler. A chance of rain or
State forecast for Iowa
This afternoon...Mostly cloudy north with isolated showers
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy north. Increasing clouds south. Windy and colder. Chance of rain or snow showers east and black hills. Highs in the 40s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance for afternoon showers north. Highs from the mid 40s north...To near 60 southeast.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Mostly cloudy. Becoming partly sunny west. Highs
Weather drawing by Sierra Kramer of Ms. Suska's first grade class at Lowell school.
The Brainerd Family YMCA's annual Halloween carnival will be 3-6 p.m. Friday. There will be food, prizes, games and face painting. All children under 12 are invited and can come dressed in costumes. Food and game tickets are 25 cents each, or 5 for $1. For more information call the YMCA at 829-4767.
Please join family and friends to help celebrate the recovery of Christopher Sauer beginning at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Eagles Club. Dance to Axel and the Wheels. Raffles, prizes and a sloppy joe dinner will be available.
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