This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1989)
For them, it's just knowing someone at home cares.
Packaged with care
PEQUOT LAKES - Five years ago, Jan Feuerhelm - a widow who a year earlier had moved from Wisconsin - joined the Pequot Lakes American Legion Auxiliary at the behest of her sister-in-law.
Boy injured after being hit by car
An 11-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle Monday as he and a friend were on bicycles and crossing Jackson Street near the Brainerd Civic Center.
Ready and waiting
Crow Wing County Public Health workers were bracing for large lines at its first H1N1 immunization clinic Monday at the Brainerd Armory.
Coats for Kids
The Coats for Kids event as held Saturday at the Westgate Mall in Brainerd.
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.
George D. Kruse
TAMARACK - George D. Kruse, age 71, of Tamarack, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at the Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin, Minn.
BUCKMAN - Sylvester A. Mischke, 79 of Buckman, Minn., died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at his home.
BAXTER - Viola Heidecker, 88, of Baxter, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at Diamond Willow in Baxter, Minn.
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Clifford R. Rickhoff
AITKIN - Clifford R. Rickhoff, age 75, of Aitkin, formerly of Fridley, Minn., died Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at his home in Aitkin.
OUR OPINION: ENROLLMENT
The Brainerd School Board should be commended for clearly outlining four options regarding the expected increase in elementary students in the next five years. Pro-active consideration of upcoming enrollment problems gives board members the time they need to make informed decisions.
The House and Senate of the United States have perverted their duty in the writing and passage of the laws of this nation, They are subverting the method by which the public and opponents are made aware or excluded as a part of the actions of this branch of government in the following ways:
Reid's risky gamble
WASHINGTON - There is an air of desperate improvisation to Sen. Harry Reid's scheme to pass a public option as part of health care reform, but at the same time provide an easy exemption for any state that objects to it. The warning flags ought to be flying for anyone who can count to three - let alone 60.
Michaelson, defense lead Pequot Lakes
PEQUOT LAKES - The top-seeded Pequot Lakes Patriots used stifling defense and two big plays from senior standout Matt Michaelson to advance to the Section 8-3A finals with a 22-3 victory over No. 4 Thief River Falls on Saturday afternoon.
Omann sparks Pierz's shutout
PIERZ - John Omann carried 16 times for 209 yards and three scores as No. 2-seeded Pierz recorded its fifth shutout of the season, 37-0, over No. 3 Osakis in the Section 6-2A semifinals Saturday.
Schmidt leads Verndale romp
VERNDALE - Amos Schmidt continued his torrid postseason rushing pace, carrying 21 times for 294 yards and five touchdowns, to lead top-seeded Verndale past No. 4 Isle 46-16 Saturday in the Section 4 Nine-Man semifinals.
Many happy returns for Crocker, Warriors
Only Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears may be more scintillating on punt returns than Brainerd's Kyle Crocker.
Sartell dashes Little Falls' hopes in route
SARTELL - Zach Horejsi's short touchdown run late in the fourth quarter was fifth-seeded Little Falls' lone score as the Flyers' season ended with a 35-7 loss to top-seeded and fourth-ranked Sartell in the Section 8-4A semifinals Saturday.
BHS second in conference meet
SARTELL - Sarah Dens, Laura Goll and Katy Etterman earned all-conference honors as the Brainerd Warriors finished second in the Central Lakes Conference meet Saturday.
CLC on way to national tournament
HIBBING - Erica Feldewerd tallied 14 kills and 12 digs as Central Lakes College earned a trip to the NJCAA national volleyball tournament with a 3-0 win over Hibbing for the Region 13B championship Saturday.
CLC advances to state title game
ELY - Tyler Erickson caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Maskell with 16 seconds left to give the Central Lakes College Raiders a 36-30 victory over the Vermilion Ironmen in the semifinals of the MCAC state tournament Saturday.
Justin Tyner of Brainerd clocked a career-best time of 23:45 to place third in the Mountain West Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday.
Warriors to play Buffalo for title
Since last year the seniors on the Brainerd Warriors football team have wanted another crack at the Buffalo Bison.
Perham ends Staples-Motley's season
PERHAM - Gavin Kadlec rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown as No. 3 Staples-Motley lost a tight 16-14 Section 8-3A semifinal game against No. 2 Perham.
Nathan Hudrlik TDs rally C-I
CROSBY - Two Nathan Hudrlik second-quarter touchdowns helped the Crosby-Ironton Rangers erase a 14-0 deficit as they went on to win Saturday's Section 6-2A semifinal game against Holdingford 35-28.
State forecast for N.D.
.Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows 25 to 35.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Tonight...A slight chance of showers east this evening. Otherwise
Return of fall
Weather drawing by Adina Dosser, third grade, Family of Christ Lutheran School.
State forecast for Wisconsin
Tonight...Partly cloudy. Scattered light rain showers. Lows from the mid 30s north...To the lower 40s south.
State forecast for Iowa
.Tonight...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers
State forecast for S.D.
Tonight...Clear to partly cloudy...Except mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain or snow southwest. Lows mainly in the 30s.
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