This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 16 - 100 years ago (1909) - A bouncing baby boy has increased the membership of the family of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Slipp. The newest arrival weighs eight pounds, has a good set of lungs and, on Frank's word, the boy very much resembles his good looking father.
Scouting out all the possibilities
A 23-year-old Wisconsin native is taking the skills he learned as a Boy Scout and using them to lead the Pine Tree District of the Boy Scouts of America Central Minnesota Council.
Providing pep for Pequot
The Pequot Lakes pep band played during the Class 3A state quarterfinals Saturday against the Mora Mustangs. Mora won, 31-14. More photos from the game at spotted.brainerddispatch. com. Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
When there seems to be no hope left, there is always Jo Moore.
My husband and I believe all kids are worth saving.
Search for pilot, plane NW of Staples
Todd and Wadena county residents are being asked to be on the lookout for signs of a missing Twin Cities plane.
Hanna Lisa Knudson
CROSBY - Hanna Lisa Knudson, age 70, of Crosby, died on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. She was born on Dec. 21, 1938, in Konigsberg, East Germany, to Paul and Magdolene (Bobeth) Schutzkus. Hanna married Robert Knudson on August 12, 1994, in Crosby.
Lawrence H. Hall
MOTLEY - Lawrence H. Hall, age 83, of Motley, passed away early Saturday evening, Nov. 14, 2009, at the Lakewood Health System hospital in Staples.
Timothy P. Bermel
LITTLE FALLS - Timothy P. Bermel, a 49-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
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Obama should play to win
WASHINGTON - The more President Barack Obama examines our options in Afghanistan, the less he likes the choices he sees. But, as the old saying goes, to govern is to choose - and he has stretched the internal debate to the breaking point.
Earlier this week a Vox Pop writer voiced a concern about field trips such as those taken to the Brainerd High School Farm. As a parent who went on this field trip I can tell you first hand there is an immense amount of learning and first time experiences that take place on these seemingly worthless field trips.
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OUR OPINION: DAYS OFF
Government wages and benefits are - and should be - under increased scrutiny in these tough economic times. Public workers deserve fair wages and benefits but they don't exist in a separate universe from the private world.
Pearson's 22 not enough for Raiders
MADISON, Wis. - Cassie Pearson scored 22 points to lead the Central Lakes College Raiders in a 71-54 loss to Gogebic, Mich., in the MATC Border Battle Basketball Classic Saturday.
Too much Mora for Pequot Lakes
DULUTH - The Pequot Lakes Patriots had their magical season come to an end in a 31-14 loss to the Mora Mustangs in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A state playoffs Saturday at Public School Stadium.
W-DC captures consolation title
ST. PAUL - The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines didn't win the state title but they achieved their goal - win matches - at the Xcel Energy Center Saturday.
Raiders win by 40
MADISON, Wis. - The Central Lakes College Raiders rebounded from a one-point loss Friday to dismantle Gogebic 98-58 in the MATC Border Battle Basketball Classic Saturday.
LF's Weisz going to state in four events
SARTELL - Whitney Weisz of Little Falls qualified for state in four events following her performance in the Section 6-1A meet Saturday at Sartell High School.
Warriors diver Etterman qualifies for state
Katy Etterman qualified for state and Laura Goll broke a school record as the Brainerd Warriors finished fourth in the Section 8-2A swimming and diving meet Saturday at St. Cloud Tech High School.
Raiders 4th in nation
ROCHESTER - "If we had to lose, I'm glad it was to them," Central Lakes College sophomore Krystle Hamilton said.
State forecast for Iowa
Winter weather advisory in effect from noon today to midnight
Fall hangs on
Attention elementary school teachers: Don't forget to submit your students' weather drawings to the Brainerd Dispatch, P.O. Box 974,
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 45 to 55.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s north to around 50 south.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Sunny...Except partly cloudy extreme southeast. Highs in the 40s to near 50.
State forecast for Wisconsin
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy south...Sunny north. Highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s.
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