BAXTER - Pat Joseph is retiring from the Mills Family of Companies after more than 31 years of service.
The sweet smell of success may just be from a soy candle collaboration
An artistic connection between a candle maker and pottery artists is creating a green business at the Franklin Arts Center.
AARP seeking tax aide volunteers
The Brainerd lakes area AARP Tax-Aide program is looking for volunteers to help the elderly and low- to middle-income individuals prepare their 2009 tax returns.
St. Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls
Aaron Dosh fundraiser planned
Profits from the sales of Fruchi fruit smoothies will benefit Aaron Dosh who was diagnosed with end stage acute renal failure.
Lakewood Pillager clinic to host gathering
Lakewood Health System Pillager Clinic is hosting an open house.
Growth forum planned Tuesday
Community members are invited to a forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Forestview Middle School in Baxter to offer opinions and comments about the proposed options for expanding capacity at Brainerd's elementary schools.
CRASHES - No people were injured in a car/deer collision reported about 8 p.m. Thursday at Highway 210 and Elder Drive. The deer was dispatched.
Meets 6 p.m. Nov. 23
WADENA - A Wing River Township farm was severely damaged by fire on Thursday night.
Brainerd City Council
University's children's hospital will be topic at Dec. 1 Rotary meeting
Dr. Richard Vehe, director of the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, will discuss the University of Minnesota's new Amplatz Children's Hospital at noon Dec. 1 at the Brainerd Rotary Club's meeting.
A benefit for Justin Banks, who was diagnosed with leukemia in June, is planned for noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Brainerd Armory. Donation for adults at the door will be $5; kids will eat for free. The Montana Sky Band will perform. There will be silent auction items as well as a live auction with a chance at an NBA All-Star ticket package which includes VIP red carpet treatment in Dallas, airfare, hotel and more. All proceeds from this event will go to the Justin Banks Benefit Fund.
Highway 71 opens to traffic in Wadena
WADENA - Motorists were able to resume traffic on Highway 71 through the city of Wadena when it opened to traffic Friday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 15 - 60 years ago (1949) - Slayer of the biggest deer to date in the local deer and bear contest is Frank Gilmer of Brainerd with a 248-pound buck, just beating out the 241-pounder shot by Bennie Thrun of Fort Ripley. Contest director Earl Mondor says 368 deer are registered thus far.
Council to try to extinguish fire dept. controversy
A Brainerd firefighter's grievance following disciplinary action questions whether employee perks are misuses of city resources. In response, city officials question whether the motivation behind the grievance is an effort at retribution for the discipline.
Flu shots go smoothly in Pequot
PEQUOT LAKES - Parents and their children waited patiently at 10:30 Friday morning for their turn for H1N1 vaccinations, the line at one point snaking through the hallways at Pequot Lakes High School.
WE'RE GOING TO THE METRODOME!
Brainerd's Tate Rusk was hugged by his mother, Andrea Rusk, after the Warriors defeated Centennial 34-28 in overtime Friday at St. Cloud State. The Warriors advance to the Class 5A semifinals at 8:15 p.m. Friday at the Metrodome. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
It feels great.
Oaklawn Township mired in maintenance controversy
Controversy has been stirring in Oak Lawn Township for the past year regarding a township maintenance position that has resulted in two township supervisor resignations.
Moose Lodge seeks help financing Thanksgiving dinner
The Moose Lodge of Brainerd is asking for the public's help. Otherwise it will have to abandon its annual Thanksgiving Day dinner.
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STAPLES - Elza Bandy, 83, of Staples, passed away Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at the Lakewood Health System Hospital. At this time, services are pending with the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Staples.
Charlotte M. Bye
PEQUOT LAKES - Charlotte M. Bye, age 90, of Pequot Lakes, passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2009. She was born Oct. 24, 1919, in Roberts County, S.D., to John and Emma Salewske.
Rosella "Rose" Berthiaume, age 85, died Nov. 12, 2009, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. She was the daughter of Frank and Julia Veit of Plymouth. Preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Francis (Frank) Berthiaume, and grandson, Robb Berthiaume.
If you haven't heard of The Lakes Area Restorative Justice Project, I suggest you look into it. What is it, you say? LARJP is a program that works with victims and offenders of crimes committed by juveniles. The majority of these offenses are misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor crimes that are committed by first-time juvenile offenders.
OUR OPINION: COUNTIES
It's often the case that the best moves an organization can make are the ones that it doesn't. That's the situation with the Crow Wing County Board's polite turn-down last week of Wadena County's suggestion that the two counties share a county engineer.
Forced abortion is not a choice
WASHINGTON - One of the few incontrovertible assertions one can reasonably make is that no one supports forced abortion.
What do you think?
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I don't know who is responsible for lining the streets of Brainerd with flags on holidays but they forgot a very important one, Veterans Day. That shows dishonor and disrespect for the men and women who fought and died for our country.
A homecoming - and discounted Extravaganza tickets
Maybe we are on an every-other-month pattern as far as mild temperatures. September was beautiful, October was ugly and November has been nice. I guess I will look forward to January.
LOCAL DNR CONSERVATION OFFICERS' REPORT
• CO Nikki Shoutz (Pine River) TIP calls handled included: hunting over bait (corn), trespass, untagged deer and possession of firearms before the deer opener. Enforcement action included: loaded/uncased rifle on ATV, no blaze orange, illegal posting of public land/trespass and fail to validate big game site tag.
MINNESOTA FISHING/HUNTING REPORT
Large sucker minnows are producing muskies during the day on Lake Miltona and Lobster Lake. Minnows also have been the ticket for walleyes on Miltona in 30 to 50 feet. Deer registrations are comparable to last season, but there seems to be more bucks being harvested. Duck-hunting and pheasant-hunting reports have been limited.
Registration is open for the second Minnesota Fishing Challenge, presented by Mills Fleet Farm.
Bagging 'Mr. Big'
For years there had been sightings of the big deer.
Scott and Stefanie Baron
Scott and Stefanie Baron were married September 19, 2009 at St. Mathias Park in Brainerd, officiated by Pastor Jim Rodgers. Parents are Gene and Jenny Baron, Brainerd, and Greg Gordon, Wausau, WI. Maid of Honor, Dorrie Lamser, attendants were Michaelle Cronquist, Connie Hillman.
Michelle Nieman and Jeremy Tautges announce their engagement. Parents are Mike and Renee Nieman, Little Falls, and Jerald and Dorene Tautges, Brainerd. A December 5, 2009 wedding is being planned at Our Lady of Lordes Church in Little Falls.
Ashley Eschenbacher and Justin Tolle announce their engagement. Parents are David and Brenda Eschenbacher, Brainerd and Larry Tolle, Plymouth, Mn. and Amy Tolle, Minnetonka, Mn. A June 5, 2010 wedding is being planned in Crosslake, Mn.
Evelyn Anderson of Brainerd will be 80 on November 11. A celebration of her birthday will be held on Sunday, November 22 at 1pm at Light of the Cross Lutheran Church in Garrison, Mn. Family and friends are welcome. No invitations have been sent.
Happy Birthday to Winnie Schmidt, who will be 90 years old on November 16, 2009. She will be celebrating with family and friends.
Katherine McIntosh and William Wagan announce their engagement. Parents are Linda McIntosh, East Gull Lake, and Santiago Wagan and the late Lorenza Ocampa, Cavite, Philippines. A January 9, 2010 wedding is planned at Alegre Beach Resort, Cebu, Philippines.
Robert and Phyllis Gallager will be celebrating their 45th Wedding Anniversary on November 21. 2009.
You are cordially invited to celebrate Rolly and Bertie Nelson's 60th Wedding Anniversary, Saturday, November 21, 2009 with a potluck dinner, noon to 4pm, at the Crow Wing Town Hall, 6930 Cuyuna Avenue, Barrows, Mn. No gifts please, in lieu of cards bring an item for the food shelf of your choice.
Olander brought attitude to C-I 'D'
Reed Olander plays with a passion fitting an inside linebacker.
Classic comeback for Big Blue
ST. CLOUD - It was another dramatic comeback for the Boys in Blue.
W-DC stays alive with sweep of NL-S
ST. PAUL - Courtney Volkmann recorded 26 set assists and Kelsi Crawford provided 13 kills as the 10th-ranked Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines defeated the ninth-ranked New London-Spicer Wildcats in the consolation semifinals of the Class 2A state tournament Friday at the Xcel Energy Center.
Gammon-Deering seeks medal in 2010
It's barely been a week and Manon Gammon-Deering is already thinking about next year.
Madison holds on against Raiders
MADISON, Wis. - Marcus Ayala and Ahmed Farah finished with 11 each, but the Central Lakes Raiders were undone in a 68-67 loss in the MATC Border Battle Basketball Classic Friday night.
Sather, Nathan MVPs on BHS soccer team
Matt Sather and Chris Nathan were named most valuable players of the Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer team at Tuesday's season-ending banquet.
Turnovers hamper Pierz bid
ST. CLOUD - From the opening kickoff it was clear, luck would not be on the side of the Pierz Pioneers.
Verndale falls for the first time in state quarters
MORRIS - Amos Schmidt ran for 122 yards and put the third-ranked Verndale Pirates up 8-0 in the first quarter, but the second-ranked Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Wolverines exploded for 30 points in the second en route to a 46-8 win in the quarterfinals of the Nine-Man state tournament Friday night at Big Cat Stadium.
Raiders right where they wanted to be
ROCHESTER - There will be no national junior college volleyball championship this year for Central Lakes College. Not like in 2007 when it won the title.
Raiders' turnovers prove costly
MADISON, Wis. - Cassie Pearson turned out a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, but the Central Lakes Raiders turned the ball over 35 times during Friday's 77-44 loss to the Madison WolfPack in the MATC Border Battle Basketball Classic Friday night.
Crocker to sign with Gophers
Brainerd High School has scheduled a Division I signing ceremony for senior Kyle Crocker at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria.
Brainerd to play Cretin-Derham Hall/Eastview winner
ST. CLOUD - Until two years ago the Brainerd Warriors had qualified for the big school state semifinals once in program history.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Cloudy. A chance of rain or patchy drizzle. Highs in the
State forecast for N.D.
.Today...Mostly sunny west...Clearing east. Highs 40 to 50.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly sunny west and central...Decreasing clouds east. Highs in the mid 40s to the lower 50s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Periods of light rain or snow northeast with 1 to 2 inches
Campfire in the trees
Weather drawing by Amanda Unger in the Baxter third grade of Ms. Hemstad.
State forecast for Wisconsin
Today...Cloudy. Chance of light rain. Patchy fog northwest in the morning. Patchy drizzle west central and southwest in the morning. Highs from the mid 40s north...To the upper 50s southeast.
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