German professionals attending CLC seek temporary employment
Two young professionals from Germany will seek temporary employment in the United States after a semester of classes at Central Lakes College.
Remodeling project starts at the airport
The Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport announced it has started its year-long terminal remodeling project.
Another area business will be part of the national television experience on ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."
Study cites economic impact of college
How do Brainerd lakes area and the state benefit from the presence of Central Lakes College?
Online resource offers manufacturing career exploration
Students, job seekers and teachers interested in exploring careers in manufacturing have a new online resource: www.MNManufacturingCareers.org.
BAXTER - Nanci Koski, general manager of Super 8 Motel in Baxter, completed the certified hotel administrator program.
Candy Bouquet business closing
Candy Bouquet, the business Pennie Edberg opened in the Brainerd lakes area, is going out of business.
Brainerd Planning Commission
The Brainerd Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the City of Brainerd Council Chambers. The Planning Commission will adjourn to a special Zoning Map Work Session to be held following the regular meeting in the City Hall Second Floor Conference Room.
Pinetree Patchworkers to meet Monday
BAXTER - Pinetree Patchworkers will meet at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter. Jan Sheets, Fiber Artist, will give a presentation of her quilts.
PROWLER - Received a report of a prowler pounding on a door about 11:21 p.m. Thursday on the 700 block of Southeast 13th Street. The resident told police the person pounding on the door was possibly trying to break-in. On arrival, officers found a pizza delivery guy walking away from the door. The resident ordered a pizza but didn't think the person pounding on the door was the pizza delivery. The delivery guy reported he had been knocking on the door several times and when no one answered had tried knocking louder to get their attention.
Amy Dobson and Michael Bounds, Staples, a boy, Eli James, 8 pounds, 8 ounces, Nov. 1, 2010.
Cass County Board of Commissioners
VFW Post and Auxiliary meeting will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at the VFW clubrooms.
Adult volunteer of the month
AMERICAN RED CROSS Tom Bickford 821-3598
The sport of curling has been around a long time, originating in Scotland hundreds of years ago. But since the United States men's team took home the bronze medal in 2006, interest in the sport in the U.S. has surged. The Brainerd Lakes Curling Association was started shortly after those Olympics.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1990): Grinning from ear to ear at 2:30 a.m., Bonnie Cumberland discovered she had defeated incumbent mayor Bob Olson by 443 votes. Dick Ross led all the way Tuesday to defeat incumbent Sheriff Frank Ball. Challenger Jack Graham defeated County Attorney Steve Rathke.
Close races abound in Cass County
Results from Tuesday's election show the Cass County sheriff's race, the Pine River mayor's race and outcomes for three township supervisors could qualify for recounts free to the candidate if those failing to come out on top file a written request.
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE
Downtown street lamps and vehicle headlights lit the downtown Brainerd area as the last glow of twilight faded Thursday night.
It's sort of like driving the car the way you're not supposed to - one foot on the gas pedal and the other on the brake.
Riverside Drive to close for four days
Riverside Drive, also known as County Road 20, will close for four days next week from North Ahrens Hill Road to Wise Road, or County Road 49.
Clarice Ricke, age 79, formerly of Staples, passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2010, at the Edina Care Center in Edina, Minn., of cancer. Funeral services will be Monday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Wadena, Minn. Friends and relatives are invited to gather one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Motley Public Cemetery.
Kenneth L. Lambrecht
SWANVILLE - Kenneth L. (K.J.) Lambrecht, 63-year-old resident of Swanville, Minn., passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at Clearwater County Memorial Hospital in Bagley, Minn. A funeral service for Kenneth Lambrecht will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Swanville, Minn. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.
Geraldine E. Wilmes
MERRIFIELD - Geraldine E. Wilmes, 74, of Merrifield, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. Private services.
Robert J. Bode
Robert J. "Bob" Bode, age 79, St. Cloud, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, St. Cloud, Minn.
Elizabeth I. Adkins
Elizabeth Irene "Ma" Adkins, age 78, of Pine River, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Society Pine River.
ISLE - Darrell Johnson, 70-year-old resident of Isle, Minn., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at the Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia, Minn. A visitation with friends and family will be held from 4-6 p.m. with military rites at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Onamia, Minn. Arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel of Onamia.
RANDALL - Orel Zimmerman, 77, of Randall, passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at St. James Catholic Church in Randall with Father Leo Moenkedick officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Randall. Interment will take place at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Camp Ripley.
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The day after the 'shellacking'
There is a certain sameness to presidential rhetoric in the aftermath of an electoral thumping - or, as President Obama put it, "shellacking." The president acknowledges the voters' verdict, accepts his (unspecified) share of the responsibility, vows to put aside partisan differences to find common-ground solutions. The tone will be more civil, the voters' point taken: They are fed up with Washington business as usual. So it was Wednesday when Mr. Obama came to the microphone to discuss election results that, if not disastrous for his party, came awfully close.
Five myths about George W. Bush
September 11. Katrina. Iraq. These events will be forever linked with the presidency of George W. Bush. Now, with the release of his memoir, "Decision Points," the former president has the chance to defend his record and explain his actions. But as historians and the public alike look back on the Bush White House, will we be able to move past the persistent myths that endure about those tumultuous eight years?
OTHER OPINION: SURVEY
Results of a recent statewide survey of rural Minnesota residents suggests there's much to do in the area of economic development and job creation. At the same time, the potential doom and gloom is tempered by people who are generally upbeat about their communities being able to work together to solve problems.
So Pawlenty will remain governor until who knows when. I thought he left the job some time ago. Does remaining governor mean he has to come back to the state?
For the most part, the program has been shelved in the greater Brainerd lakes area. But statewide, the effort to stock food shelves with donated venison remains, well, top shelf.
Missing thrill of the hunt after early success
I enjoy spending time in the woods. In the spring, it's the wild turkey that get my blood going, and during the fall, it's the whitetail deer.
Locked and loaded
It was like asking a hunter the location of his or her favorite hunting spot - a place where bucks of a lifetime must roam rampant.
Mardella Bahma, great great Grandmother; Daryl Bahma, great Grandfather; Rusty Bahma, Grandfather; Matt Matich, Father; Lylah Matich, Daughter.
Anthony and Erica Parrish
Anthony and Erica (Hensel) Parrish were married on August 7, 2010 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd, MN. officiated by Deacon Roger Marks. A reception was held at the Legacy at Craguns Resort. Parents are Mark and Paula Parrish, Brainerd, MN. and John and Kathy Hensel, Brainerd, MN. Brides attendants were: Laura Radniecki, Kayla Jacobson, Chelsey Rose, Steph Branshaw, Kelcie Parrish, Krista Mithun. Flower Girl was Aubrey Mithun, Personal Attendant was Ashley Sliver. Grooms Attendants were: Drew Boland, Dave Berndgen, Aaron Jenkins, Nik Oldeen, Matt Radniecki, Pete Mithun.
Jason and Naomi Nolan
Naomi Leibold and Jason Nolan were married September 18, 2010 at Camp Ripley Chapel with Major Eugene Harris officiating at the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Vernon and Karen Leibold of Little Falls, MN. and Michael Nolan and the late Sandra Nolan of Brainerd. Attending as Maid of Honor was Heather Reese.
Don and Melody Griggs of Baxter joyfully announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Noelle Griggs to Jonathan Tyler Wiese, son of Bruce and Carol Wiese of Nisswa. A December 2010 wedding is planned at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church. Megan and Jonathan are both 2009 graduates of Brainerd High School and are currently students of Moody Bible Institute.
Phillip and Kelly Ukes
Phillip and Kelly (Torfin) were married August 28, 2010 at The Legacy Pavilion, Brainerd, MN., officiated by Pastor David Holte and Rabbi Stuart Davis. Parents are Steve and Elaine Ukes, St. Paul, Mn and Nedra Torfin and the late James Torfin, Brainerd, MN. The groom graduated from St. Paul Central High School, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and is employed at Thomson Reuters. The bride graduated from Brainerd High School and Augsburg College and is employed at Medtox Scientific.
Pillager's Doss owns solid QB rating
Emily Doss was born to be a quarterback.
State's best to play for state title
It's becoming the Yankees vs. Red Sox or Lakers vs. Celtics.
Jensen, Hornets bring home gold
David Jensen and the Lake Region Christian Hornets soccer team set a goal.
LOCAL SPORTS SHORTS
Registration and a clinic for Brainerd Youth Athletic Association third and fourth grade boys and girls basketball players who are enrolled in School District 181 is scheduled Monday.
State forecast for Iowa
Saturday...Sunny. Highs 50 to 65.
Riding on a spotted horse
Weather drawing by Isabelle Kretzman in the Harrison third grade of Mrs. Meyer.
The nation's weather
A storm system was forecast to move its main area of precipitation off the eastern seaboard in the early morning Friday leaving only lingering showers in the East.
Crow Wing County forecast
Saturday...Mostly sunny. Highs 50 to 55. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
State forecast for S.D.
Saturday...Mostly sunny. Highs in the 60s east and the 70s west.
State forecast for Wisconsin
Saturday...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s to low 50s.
State forecast for N.D.
Saturday...Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy.
State forecast for Minnesota
Saturday...Not as cool. Sunny south...Partly cloudy north. Highs in
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