Lise Holte, Brainerd, received a $1,500 college scholarship in the third annual Citi/Scholastic National Essay Contest, a joint effort between Citi's Credit-ED Program and Scholastic Inc., the global children's publishing and media company.
Jensen's condition upgraded to serious
The condition of Brainerd High School running back Tyler Jensen was upgraded to serious by early Monday afternoon.
Football player severely injured
Brainerd High School running back Tyler Jensen is recovering at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale after suffering a traumatic head injury in Saturday afternoon's Section 8-5A semifinal playoff game against the Alexandria Cardinals at Adamson Field.
PL student has talent to scare
PEQUOT LAKES - Pequot Lakes ninth-grader Kinzee Buschmann gets scared easily.
Military families unite for Halloween
There were cowboys, fairies, chickens, Darth Vader and super heroes running around Saturday at the Brainerd National Guard Armory.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 29 - 40 years ago (1967) - Workers at the Brainerd Northern Pacific Railway Shops haven't been affected yet by the elimination of 98 shop craft jobs. According to the railway company, the jobs included 40 in St. Paul and 58 in other facilities.
"We need to work with these young vets and support their families."
Brainerd Warrior football fans Karen Kirschner (left), and Tim Waytashek celebrated in the stands Saturday after the Warriors scored a touchdown during their section 8-5A semifinal game with Alexandria in Brainerd. The Warriors won the game 27-21 to advance to the section championship game 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Cloud State University. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
DULUTH - Melodee (Thyr) Towler-Straka, 49, Duluth, formerly of Brainerd, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth.
Joy E. Scheper
MOTLEY - Joy E. Scheper, age 79, of Motley, passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007.
Robert B. Kincaid
Robert B. Kincaid, age 87, died Oct. 19, 2007. Born June 27, 1920, in Duluth, Minn. Survived by beloved wife of 60 years, Marion; son, John (Kathy); grandchildren, Robyn and Scott. Bob resided at Lake Shore, Minn., for 26 years before moving to Presbyterian Homes in Bloomington, Minn. Bob was a graduate of Washburn High School and attended the University of Minnesota.
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Mary M. Fairchild
AITKIN - Mary M. Fairchild, age 98, of Aitkin, died on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Regarding the upcoming school referendum, I would like to express my support. My children attend the Brainerd schools and I head up the Parent-Teacher Group at an elementary school in Brainerd. As a parent and parent volunteer, I do not want children loosing out on the opportunities this school district provides if the referendum fails.
CLC falls in battle with Rochester
The nationally ranked Rochester Yellowjackets football team brought its undefeated record to Central Lakes College with the Southern Division title on the line Saturday.
Verndale tramples Hillcrest
VERNDALE - The top-seeded Verndale Pirates rushed for 466 yards in defeating No. 4-seeded Hillcrest Lutheran 52-6 in Section 4 Nine Man semifinal action Saturday night.
Injury mars Brainerd victory
Following a 27-21 victory in the Section 8-5A semifinals, the Brainerd Warriors should have been celebrating their win.
Raiders state runners-up
But the Raiders are happy about having an opportunity to qualify for the NJCAA Division III national tournament.
Mahnomen nips Pillager
MAHNOMEN - Fifth-seeded Pillager gave the top-seeded Mahnomen Indians fits before the Huskies fell 7-6 in the Section 6-1A football semifinals Saturday.
Kahl helps Pierz to semifinal victory
PIERZ - The last time the Pierz Pioneers played in the Fargodome, Mark Kahl was a freshman.
Staples-Motley finishes season
MINNEAPOLIS - The Staples-Motley doubles team of Sara Dezell-Miranda Milless completed a successful weekend in the Class 1A state tournament Saturday by capturing the consolation championship at the Reed Sweatt Tennis Center.
Esko eliminates Aitkin 20-8
ESKO - Scott Nyberg connected with Dan Catlin on a 29-yard pass for Aitkin's lone touchdown in the Gobblers' 20-8 Section 7-3A semifinal loss to No. 2 Esko on Saturday.
Samantha Smith sets diving record at CLC meet
ALEXANDRIA - Brainerd's Samantha Smith scored 375.70 points in 1-meter diving to take first-place honors and set a school record in the Central Lakes Conference meet Saturday.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Sunny. Highs from the 60s east to the 70s west.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Sunny. Highs in the 60s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s northeast to the
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s northeast to mid 70s
Falling leaves of fall
Weather drawing by Shay Kiloran-Williams of Mrs. Collins' second-grade class at Whittier school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs from the upper 50s to the low 60s.
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