Hendrickson wins regional bricklaying competition
How fast could you build a brick wall?
Coal mine tour
The Heavy Equipment Club at Central Lakes College in Staples recently toured the Falkirk Coal Mine at Underwood, N.D., where the 25 students and adviser Mike Sams had a close look at giant excavation equipment.
Boutique makes move
BAXTER - Coffee and a new look are now side by side in one of Baxter's newest shopping centers.
Johnson Cigar and Candy closes Brainerd outlet
Johnson Cigar and Candy Co. on Front Street in Brainerd recently closed its doors in what the company described as a consolidation.
Source Interlink closing distribution center here
Source Interlink's Brainerd distribution center, with about 40 employees in Brainerd, is closing Feb. 1.
Darrick Anderson joined Westwood Professional Services Inc., an engineering, surveying and planning company in Brainerd.
Cass County Board
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
A retired Brainerd jeweler keeps himself busy repairing antique mechanical clocks.
Jon T. Folk, 33, and Jodi L. Hetland, 35, both of Brainerd.
ASSAULTS - A man was arrested Thursday for fourth degree assault on a peace officer and cited for indecent conduct and public urination on the 600 block of Oak Street.
Jeremy and Katie Turner, Brainerd, a girl, Kaitlyn Marcelline, 8 pounds, 13 ounces, Oct. 2, 2007. Grandparents are Bill and Kathy Rakow, Merrifield, and John and Brenda Turner, Brainerd. Great-grandparents are Gust and Marcelline Franzen, Brainerd, Wayne and Marie Rakow, Brainerd, and Fred and Shirley Flicek, Rice.
In the books
A look at the area harvest after the first weekend of the firearms deer hunting season.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
Running down state
Find out how the areas six state bound cross country teams did in Saturdays final meet in St. Olaf.
Lakewood Health System, Staples
Down the home stretch
A single mother and her two children moved into their new home in Brainerd in September. Another single mother and her three children hope to be in their new home in Pequot Lakes before Thanksgiving.
BAXTER - Keller Williams Realty Brainerd Lakes recently hosted a Lead Generation Clinic at the Greater Lakes Association of Realtors office in Baxter.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Thank you for the fun haunted trail at the Northland Arboretum. My children are older and totally enjoyed themselves. I would imagine that it would take a lot of people to pull off such a big event. Thanks to all of you who put time into this. Can't wait until next year.
Adult volunteers of the month
Youth volunteer of the month
Mentors are needed in the outlying areas, too
The Kinship Partners 100 Mentors 100 Days recruitment campaign is nearly at the midway point and over 40 people are in the process of becoming matched with a child.
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1967) - Fire destroyed the Crosby recreation hall, wiped out the Trail-A-Sled assembly plant, village library and vehicle storage area and the community meeting room.
AMERICAN RED CROSS Tom Bickford 218-821-3598
The WHS class of 1946 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Cypress Room at Apt. building 13150 Cypress Drive. It's the first building off of College Drive and Cypress Drive. Call Dick at 838-0738 for more information or directions.
League of Women will discuss immigration study on Thursday
The League of Women Voters of the Brainerd Lakes Area will discuss an immigration study at noon Thursday at its monthly meeting at the Brainerd Public Library.
WHERE TO VOTE
Baxter City Hall: All Baxter precincts.
FATHERS & DAUGHTERS
It wasn't so much a dress rehearsal as it was a chance to dress up. And Taylor Kunkel's mother, Nancy, didn't have to tell her twice.
COMING MONDAY IN SPORTS
Find out how the area's six state bound cross country teams did in Saturday's final meet in St. Olaf.
It all comes down to YES or NO
Brainerd School District residents will head to the polls - maybe in historic numbers - Tuesday to cast their votes for or against a $5.75 million operating levy referendum and elect three members to the school board while Crosby-Ironton School District residents will vote for or against their own operating levy referendum.
The firearms deer hunting season is a special time for two area fathers, daughters.
Heavy absentee vote reflects voter interest
The Crosby-Ironton and Brainerd school district offices have had a steady stream of voters stopping in and voting via absentee ballots.
Staff members from the Minnesota DNR information center and license center will work extended hours this weekend to handle additional phone calls from deer hunters. Phone lines will be open until 6:30 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday.
Free memory screenings planned in Brainerd
If you keep forgetting such things as what you ate for breakfast or where you parked your car, consider participating in National Memory Screening Day on Nov. 13.
Emily man accidentally shot in the leg by his brother in Crosslake
CROSSLAKE - A 20-year-old Emily man was accidentally shot in the leg Wednesday night by his brother, the Crosslake Police Department reported.
Brainerd Rental Appeals Board meets Thursday
The Brainerd Rental Registration Board of Appeals organizational meeting will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Brainerd City Hall conference room on the second floor.
Former Aitkin County attorney disbarred
A former Aitkin County attorney has been disbarred from practicing law, a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling filed Thursday indicated.
Facts and figures: Deer hunting by the numbers
Minnesota's deer population, 1.2 million, ranks eighth nationally. Texas is first with 4.7 million deer.
GREETING A SEASON
The doe trotted across the rural roadway and into the fringe of the forest, where it stood and stared at the pedestrian before kicking up its heels and disappearing into the shadows.
Some voting sites combined
Before you head to the polls Tuesday to vote in the Brainerd or Crosby-Ironton school district elections, make sure you're going to the correct polling site.
COMING SUNDAY IN SPORTS
The Walz family of Aitkin has been named the tennis family of the year by the United States Tennis Association Northern Section.
COMING MONDAY IN SPORTS
The Brainerd Warriors and
Outstanding contributions to community honored at banquet
EAST GULL LAKE - They were put in the spotlight, they were honored, they are outstanding.
Ed Jensen couldn't say "miracle" often enough when referring to his son's recovery.
This was Brainerd
Jeff English, a DNR conservation officer, released a loon on Mille Lacs Lake a couple of miles south of Garrison after it had been freed from a floating minnow lure, which hooked its left wing and foot.
Taking a stand for deer-stand safety
Hunting stands are as much a part of firearms deer hunting as, well, firearms. But while there is firearms training, there's no such help when it comes to safely navigating a deer stand.
How you can follow election returns Tuesday
Those who wish to follow the Brainerd School District levy referendum vote tallies on Tuesday, election night, have several opportunities to receive up-to-the-minute results.
Lois G. Souba
Lois Gwen Souba, 74, of Brainerd, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, in Tyler, Texas. Lois' family plans to have services at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
Rupert S. Manka
BOWLUS - Rupert S. Manka, age 58, of rural Bowlus, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at his home.
Howard R. Harms
Howard Robert Harms, age 78, died on Oct. 31, 2007, at his home. He was born on Sept. 2, 1929, in Iron Hub to Edwin and Anna (Beneke) Harms. He married Elsie Pauline Stinson on Sept. 8, 1956, in Deerwood. He spent all but four years of his life living in Iron Hub. He farmed, worked in the mines, was employed with Scorpion Inc., and retired from Graphic Packing in 1997. Howard held office for Rabbit Lake Township as treasurer for 38 years. He was a member and longtime elder of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Iron Hub.
Michael L. Larson
NISSWA - Michael L. Larson, age 60, lifetime resident of Nisswa, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at his home. Mickey was born in Brainerd Oct. 11, 1947, to Leonard and Frances (Erickson) Larson. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1967 and served his country in Vietnam until he was wounded. He received two Purple Hearts. He married Ethel Drake, his dream girl, Oct. 28, 1972, at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa where they started their family and have lived for 35 years.
STAPLES - Clyde Bacon, age 65, of Staples, passed away on Nov. 1, 2007, at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples.
Shelly K. Peters
PEQUOT LAKES - Shelly Kay Peters, 48, of Pequot Lakes, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, at the St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. There will be a visitation Sunday afternoon, Nov. 4 from 2-4 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 at the Merrifield Community Church of the Nazarene. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Brainerd.
Donald F. Thomsen
ISLE - Donald F. Thomsen, 78, of Isle, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, at his residence.
STAPLES - Richard Comeau, of Staples, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, at Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Woodrow Woody' Irvine
CLARISSA - Woodrow "Woody" Irvine, 89, Clarissa, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at the Central Todd County Care Center. Funeral services for Woodrow are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. Friends may gather one hour prior to services. Interment will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Camp Ripley.
Mike M. Musielewicz
FLENSBURG - Mike M. Musielewicz, age 83, of rural Flensburg, Minn., died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, at his home.
FIFTY LAKES - Albert Leuer, 88, of Fifty Lakes, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at his home.
Mary Ellen Joerg
AITKIN - Mary Ellen Joerg, age 54, of Aitkin, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.
Paul M. Affeldt
Paul Milton Affeldt
NISSWA - Darleen Mushel, 79, of Nisswa, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Darleen's family will honor her privately at a later date.
Marjorie E. Schnobrich
LITTLE FALLS - Marjorie "Marge" E. Schnobrich, 81-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn.
FLENSBURG - Mike Musieliewicz, age 84, of rural Flensburg, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, at his home.
Larry P. Moran
LITTLE FALLS - Larry Paul Moran, age 72, of Little Falls, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Belle Prairie. Interment will be in Holy Family Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service, East Chapel, in Little Falls. Parish prayers will be said Friday evening at 5 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
ELMA, Wash. - LuVern "Charles" Housman, of Elma, Wash., died Friday, Oct. 25, 2007, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. He was 78.
OUR OPINION: ELECTIONS
Elections can be and indeed are a sham in certain locales. They're a mockery of republican principles when the people are afraid to speak out or go to the polls. They're filled with pretense when the government insists upon a rubber stamp endorsement from the masses.
Open Forum: Kids against hunger needs help
We have been in contact this year with Kids Against Hunger and organization dedicated to providing food for starving children anywhere in the world. This organization has been around for 20 years, and was founded by Richard Proudfit of New Hope, Minn. Mr. Proudfit sold his business to start this organization about 20 years ago and still pays most of the administration costs. Through experimenting his organization developed a simple meal consisting of rice, soy protein, dried vegetables, vitamins and minerals; which is cooked with water for 20 minutes. The dried ingredients are easily packaged for shipment anywhere in the world. Our government has provided some free transportation through the Air Force and Navy. Volunteers meet regularly to help with packaging and shipping. The Brainerd Dispatch has run a story about a group doing a packaging session using volunteers from this area. The concern here is not just about hungry children, its about children starving to death!
Open Forum: Pawlenty should stick to state issues
Having no answers to nagging Minnesota issues like decrepit bridges, Gov. Pawlenty diverts attention by tackling Iran's oil construction projects. I am sure Ahmadinejad is quaking in Teheran as a Minnesota governor insists that "he needs assurances from investor, Essar Global Ltd., that the company will abide by U.S. sanctions."
Where are the liberals?
It is truly wonderful there are people that think secondhand smoke kills. I have yet to see a death certificate that mentions that fact as the primary cause of death. Where are these liberals with all the death certificates. I have not seen one. Duh.
OTHER OPINION: PARTISANSHIP
Minnesota Elections for state offices in Minnesota are more than a year off, and theres another full legislative session to be conducted before we get to those elections, let alone the campaigns.
Gull Lake and North Long Lake continue to produce walleyes via redtails and jigs in 16 to 30 feet. Crankbaits are triggering bass along the deeper weedlines of North Long Lake and Round Lake while many of the areas smaller lakes are producing panfish. Look for crappies to be suspended over deep water and the sunfish in shallower water.
DEER HUNTING NOTES
Archery hunters enjoyed good hunting weather and another successful two-day hunt Oct. 26-27 at the Camp Ripley Military Reservation near Little Falls.
Tips from deerdan
Ten tips that will help you see more deer this hunting season:
Hunters fall back on early season opener
Timing is everything.
The 18th annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza will be held Jan. 26 - a week earlier than in previous years - on Gull Lake's Hole in the Day Bay.
Jason and Kelli Schmitz
Kelli Knudsen and Jason Schmitz were married Aug. 18, 2007, at Park United Methodist Church in Brainerd with Pastor Jeff Ozanne officiating.
BRADLEY AND JENNIFER CROOKS
Jennifer Cochran and Bradley Crooks were married April 28, 2007, at Hobart Presbyterian Church in Hobart, Ind., with the Rev. Jeffrey Carter officiating.
Elmer and Carol Baltes
Elmer and Carol Baltes recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Oct. 28 at their home in Baxter with their children and grandchildren.
JAKE AND TRISTA CAMERON
Trista Firkus and Jake Cameron were married Sept. 8, 2007, at Breezy Point Chapel in Breezy Point with Pastor Steve Anderson officiating.
Jeff and Alicia Riley
Alicia Pearce and Jeff Riley were married July 21, 2007, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pierz with Father Jerry Dalseth officiating.
Dave and Helen Nordgren
Dave and Helen Nordgren, Crosslake, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary by taking a trip with their daughters to Walt Disney World in Orlando in August.
LEE AND SUSAN JOHNSON
Susan Grams and Lee Johnson were married July 14, 2007, at First United Church in Little Falls with Pastor Tim Wittwer officiating.
Greyson and Teresa Mary-Lee Hurst
Teresa Mary-Lee Long and Greyson Lee Hurst were married Oct. 6, 2007, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Deacon Mike Brown officiating.
Kristen Rodacker and D.Jay Oeltjenbruns
Kristen Rodacker and D.Jay Oeltjenbruns announce their engagement. Parents are Lonnie Rodacker, Amenia, N.D., and Shirley Rodacker, Fargo, N.D., and Dennis and Avis Oeltjenbruns, Bloomington.
It takes a community
I'm only as sharp as the last book that I read. Consequently I try my best to keep up on my reading.
The Harmony Engineers, local men's vocal quartet, will sing at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 408 N. 7th. St., Brainerd, on Sunday which is All Saints' Sunday. The group will offer spiritual music in a variety of forms: traditional, bospel, bluegrass, Celtic and more.
Brainerd High School graduate Tim Kidder and the 1995 Earlham College men's cross country team were inducted into the school's hall of fame in Richmond, Ind., last weekend.
Tickets available at SCSU
Tickets will be sold at Husky Stadium on the campus of St. Cloud State University on Saturday for three section championship football games.
Pierz edges unbeaten Breckenridge for title
The second-seeded Pierz Pioneers scored all 14 points in the second quarter and beat the 10th-ranked and top-seeded Breckenridge Cowboys 14-6 for the Section 6-2A championship Friday night at the Fargodome.
Family, friends welcome back fallen Warrior
Tyler Jensen (center), who suffered a serious head injury in last week's Brainerd Warriors football playoff game and underwent surgery, posed with his family Thursday night at his home. They are Ed, his father; Cole, his brother; and his mother Jolene. Tyler was released from North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale earlier in the day.
State caps special year for Warriors
Just seven years ago the Brainerd Warriors cross country program didn't qualify a runner for the Class 2A state meet.
Experience vs. excitement in title tilt
Section football finals are becoming a scheduled holiday for the Pierz Pioneers.
Walzes rewarded for love of tennis
A traumatizing family event intensified Joe and Cindy Walz's love for tennis.
CLC qualifies for fifth-straight national tourney
Anytime a team has qualified for five straight national tournaments, it has built a tradition of excellence.
Warriors, Tech to play in great environment at St. Cloud State
The No. 1 seed (St. Cloud Tech) and the No. 2 seed (Brainerd).
Beltz makes Pequot history
Jon Dale hopes Kylie Beltz is a follower and a trailblazer at the same time.
Landecker should challenge for title
Entering the state cross country meet, Naomi Landecker of Staples-Motley is ranked No. 2 in Class 1A.
Sled dogs return to BIR Nov. 17-18
The second annual East meets West Dryland Challenge will be at Brainerd International Raceway on Nov. 17-18.
Verndale runs over Ashby
Sam Moenkedick rushed the Verndale Pirates into the Nine-man state football tournament Thursday.
Hegman's boot boosts Aitkin
Jase Hegman said the Aitkin Gobblers football season was a learning one - as a player and a leader.
At its original price of $600, I thought Apples iPhone was an overpriced toy. But now that everyone who absolutely had to have an iPhone has bought one - and Apple conveniently has dropped the tariff to a mere $400 - I decided to take a closer look.
Which batteries are best for various electronic devices?
Q: I want be sure I'm getting the best value from the batteries I'm buying. Which are best for what devices?
Into Facebook and old friends
I took an accidental walk down memory lane last week after finally signing up for a Facebook account.
Education keeps knocking on the door
There was a word that once struck fear in the heart of video-game fans everywhere. A word so terrible, so loathsome that Im reluctant to even invoke it here.
Is Babe on target?
Weather drawing by Karlee Winkelman in the Forestview fifth grade of Mrs. Larson.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s north to lower 60s south.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly sunny and breezy. Highs from the mid 40s east to
Weather drawing by Simone Gorton of Ms. Ziegler's fourth-grade class at Nisswa school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy and mild. Highs from the mid 50s northeast to the lower 60s southwest.
The Nation's Weather
Wind advisories were in effect Saturday from North Carolina to Maine as Hurricane Noel churned toward the East Coast, bringing up to hurricane force winds to the New England coast.
Minnesota deer opener forecast
Saturday: Clear skies in the morning with low temps between 27-30 degrees and southwest winds at 6 mph; partly sunny in the afternoon with high temps between 43-48 degrees, southwest winds 5-10 mph.
State forecast for South Dakota
Friday...Mostly sunny. Breezy north. Highs mainly in the 50s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs from around 50 north to around 60 south. Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows from the mid 20s northwest to the middle 30s southeast shoreline.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Partly to mostly cloudy north. Becoming mostly sunny
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Mostly sunny...Becoming partly to mostly cloudy late.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Becoming partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s northeast to
State forecast for North Dakota.
.Today...Partly to mostly sunny and cooler. Highs 45 to 50.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs from the mid 40s north to the mid 50s south. Tonight...Partly cloudy. Sprinkles or flurries. Lows from the upper 20s north to the middle 30s south.
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