Post office experience leaves the building
About 200 years of experience is leaving the Brainerd Post Office this week.
Minnesota Thermal Science wins Tekne Award in manufacturing
The Minnesota High Tech Association, in partnership with LifeScience Alley and Enterprise Minnesota, celebrated Minnesota's status as a hub for technology innovation with the 2009 Tekne Awards on Oct. 22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
They hope new firm will be another gold mine of sorts in Nisswa
NISSWA - Mike Spielman wanted to returned to the lakes area after running heavy equipment out west, including work in a gold mine.
Evergreen Press/Lake Country Journal Magazine In Brainerd announced Howard Miller joined the organization as its new advertising/marketing director.
BIZ BUZZ: Entrepreneur becomes her own boss, opening business after layoff
A floral shop is opening in Pillager in time for the holidays.
Grand Casino receives employer award
ONAMIA - The Grand Buffet at Grand Casino Mille Lacs has received the Productive Alternative Inc. "Employer of the Year" award.
CRASHES - A crash without injuries was reported at 5:04 a.m. Friday at Highway 210 and Memorywood Drive. A driver was cited for possession of marijuana, paraphernalia and no proof of insurance.
Brainerd City Council
Nicholas Cash Sr. and Felicia Weiss, Brainerd, a girl, AddiLynn Marie Cash, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, Oct. 20, 2009. Grandparents are Pamela Weiss and Jim Swift, Brainerd, Elaine Sam, Brainerd, Kyle Cash, Malmo, and Delbert Molash, Walker.
Dispatch Advisory Board members sought
The Brainerd Dispatch Advisory Board has turned 20.
AMERICAN RED CROSS Tom Bickford 821-3598
Volunteers of the month
Adult volunteer of the month
WHS class of 1941
Races to be decided Tuesday
Brainerd School District residents will head to the polls Tuesday to vote between 10 candidates for four school board seats.
'Everyone has the potential of giving the gift of life'
The Dispatch recently invited readers to share their stories of how organ transplants have affected their lives.
CLC online registration opens
Central Lakes College in Brainerd and Staples has announced the start of online registration for the spring and summer terms of 2010.
YOU'RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE
Dressed as Dorothy from the "Wizard of Oz," Dispatch employee Renee Becker and co-worker Mitch Hallan, dressed as the Lion, met their counterparts Noelle, dressed as the Lion, and sister Autumn Larson, dressed as Dorothy. The Brainerd Dispatch hosted a Halloween party for the public Friday afternoon featuring decorated departments and plenty of treats. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Speaker Pelosi's health care bill will raise the cost of Americans' health insurance premiums; it will kill jobs with tax hikes and new mandates; and it will cut seniors' Medicare benefits.
WADENA - Plans to gather volunteers to construct a 750-foot long educational bogwalk in the Old Wadena County Park on the Crow Wing River Monday have been canceled.
Teen awaits kidney transplant
When the school year began this fall, Brainerd High School senior Aaron Dosh had much to look forward to: hanging out with friends, going on the A Capella Choir trip to Los Angeles this spring - to name a few possibilities.
Former Hecker dealership in Baxter in limbo
The fate of a Baxter dealership once run by bankrupt auto magnate Denny Hecker was uncertain after a judge rejected an agreement to sell its assets to a Twin Cities auto dealer.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 1 - 60 years ago (1949) - (Adv.) WANTED - 10,000 Mink. Hurry! Hurry! The Squarest, Highest-Priced Fur Dealer in the Northwest. Highest Prices Paid, also Hides. H.R. Davis Hide and Fur Co., 402 Front Street, Brainerd
Brainerd School District
Flu clinic opens Monday at armory
The Crow Wing County Community Services Health Division will have an H1N1 flu clinic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the National Guard Armory, 1115 Wright St., Brainerd.
As a donor, Fred keeps on living
It's been more than seven years since their 28-year-old son died as a result of a fall from a loft in his Barrows home.
James D. Miller
AURORA - Funeral service for James Dennis Miller, 65, of Aurora, will be 11 a.m. Monday in Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Aurora with the Rev. Robert Munneke and Chaplin Pat Gillespie officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at a later date in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Aurora.
Marian Martin Carroll
AKELEY - Marian Martin Carroll, 68, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at her home in Akeley after a prolonged illness.
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Billie J. Wilson
LITTLE FALLS - Billie J. Wilson, 75-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at the V.A. Hospital in Minneapolis. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
OUR OPINION: WAYWARD PILOTS
The actions of two Northwest Airline pilots who overshot their destination at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport by 150 miles because they were engrossed with their laptop computers is inexcusable.
Write your lawmakers
Sen. Paul E. Koering.
Jumping through hoops for women
WASHINGTON - As if President Obama didn't have enough on his plate with health care and Afghanistan, he's now faced with the problem that can't be solved: Women.
No time for risky fiscal policies
WASHINGTON - When I wrote a few days ago about the growing nervousness of moderate Senate Democrats over the approaching vote to raise the federal debt limit, I had no idea how quickly evidence of that shift in the political winds would appear.
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Small leg, big step for East Gull Lake Trail
The vehicles motoring along this short stretch of Cass County Road 77 will still be very real.
Upper Red Lake walleye anglers still can keep four fish beginning Dec. 1, but all walleye 17 to 26 inches in length must be immediately released. Anglers may keep one walleye longer than 26 inches.
Keep your head steady - and be ready
Are you ready, deer hunters?
Celia Lane will celebrate her 100 birthday with an open house Saturday, November 7, 2009 at the Brainerd VFW. Everyone welcome, no gifts please.
Raquel Coit and Eric Cooper
Raquel Coit and Eric Cooper announce their engagement. Parents are Marcy Coit, Aitkin, Rory Coit and Crystalie Stanley, Deerwood, and Gary and Sue Cooper Bridgeport, Michigan. A November 8, 2009 wedding is planned in Stillwater, MN.
Scott and Kimberly Roberts
Scott and Kimberly Roberts were married on July 25, 2009 at Hacienda de Las Flores, Morage, CA.
Cardinals caravan heads back to state
BAGLEY - Gunner Johnson and Jordan Bendson each had top-10 finishes as the Staples-Motley Cardinals boys finished second during Friday's Section 8-1A meet to advance to the Class 1A state meet.
Coughlin-Koskiniemi land a third
MINNEAPOLIS - Skye Coughlin finished her varsity career with at third-place state finish and left junior Emma Koskiniemi with a wealth of knowledge for next year.
Anderson gets 'A' for aggressiveness
Pillager upsets PR-B
PINE RIVER - Senior middle hitter Breeanna Deyo came up with the big play Pillager coach Christine Ganley called for to seal a 3-1 upset victory for the No. 3 Huskies over the second-seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers during Friday's East Subsection 5-1A quarterfinals.
S-M's Jansson jack-of-all trades
Running, throwing, tackling and leading.
Brainerd divers advance to finals
SARTELL - All four Brainerd Warriors divers advanced through the semifinals Thursday during the Central Lakes Conference swimming and diving prelims.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly sunny. Warmer. Slight chance of rain north. Highs
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs 45 to 55.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly sunny. Highs in the 40s northeast and parts of southwest into south central...Otherwise 50s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly sunny. Slight chance of snow showers northeast.
A big night
Weather drawing by Abby Wohl-Kovatovich in the Baxter third grade of Ms. Hemstad.
State forecast for Wisconsin
Today...Mostly cloudy north. Becoming partly cloudy south. Chance of light rain or snow showers north. Highs from the upper 30s north...To the mid 40s south. Saturday night...Partly cloudy. Lows from the mid 20s north...To the low 30s south.
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