CLC announces fall graduates
Fall graduation ceremonies at Central Lakes College was Tuesday at the Staples Campus and will be Dec. 19 at the Brainerd Campus. The following students are eligible to participate, according to Registrar Sharon Boone:
Washington Middle School honor roll announced
Washington Middle School honor roll for Fall quarter:
Pequot Lakes announces honor students for quarter
The Pequot Lakes honor rolls for Fall quarter:
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle estimate: 1050. Last Tuesday: 1014. Year ago Tuesday: 425. Tuesday actual: 572.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 243, a year ago 126.
Cuyuna Range Women's Club to explore holiday traditions
CROSBY -- The Cuyuna Range Women's Club will meet at 2 p.m. Monday in the Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library in Crosby.
LITTLE FALLS -- Little Falls' annual Christmas Parade, which includes the arrival of Santa Claus, will be 6:30 p.m. Friday in downtown Little Falls.
Emily students discover dinosaur facts
Emily Charter School's fifth- and sixth-grade class recently took a field trip to the Children's Discovery Museum in Grand Rapids.
CLC students plan fine arts event, Freeze Fashion II
The Brainerd campus Student Senate at Central Lakes College will present Freeze Fashion II, a fine arts event that includes a fashion show, essay contest and gallery art exhibit, on Dec. 11.
Campus open house attracts 500
Charlotte Daniels, Central Lakes College director of admissions, said about 500 guests attended Sunday's open house at the Staples campus.
Pawlenty wants regulators to work with farmers
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- Gov.-elect Tim Pawlenty told farmers he would work to change the culture within state regulatory agencies from one that too often has a "gotcha" attitude toward farmers.
Lake Shore chef writes book challenging people to learn from Sept. 11
LAKE SHORE -- The entire country stood silent on Sept. 11, 2001, transfixed on the horrific televised images of business professionals jumping to their deaths from the upper floors of the World Trade Center, of firefighters dying while trying to save others, of people running for their lives covered in dust and debris from the terrorist attacks.
CLC expanding criminal justice training site
The Central Lakes College criminal justice program is one of the fastest growing career education programs offered on the Brainerd campus.
'For the Birds' host to speak in Duluth
DULUTH -- Laura Erickson, known for her public radio show "For the Birds," will speak at the Hartley Nature Center's fifth annual auction and membership appreciation event in Duluth.
Staples teen to compete in national scholarship event
STAPLES -- Julia Nytes, 19-year-old daughter of Gary and Betty Nytes of Staples, was selected as one of eight national finalists in the Miss Teen of America Scholarship and Recognition Program, which will run Nov. 28-Dec. 1 in Minneapolis.
Board supports Mille Lacs area land use project
The Crow Wing County Board made no financial commitment Tuesday to the Mille Lacs Lake area comprehensive planning project.
Search finds no clues to Dalquist case
Search efforts for Erika Dalquist, conducted south of Brainerd Tuesday, did not reveal meaningful clues.
Crow Wing County plans $4.2 million in road work in 2003
About $4.2 million is proposed in Crow Wing County road work for next year.
County accomplishes four goals
The Crow Wing County Board can check off four more accomplishments from its list of 2002 goals.
All decked out
Historic mansions in Little Falls are all decked out for the holidays. Look for the story Friday in the Housing section.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 27 - 30 years ago (1972) - The old Brainerd Water Tower and the Headquarters building and shops at the railway yards here have been added to the state inventory of Historic Sites by the State Review Committee for the National Register of Historic places.
IN THE SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING
LITTLE FALLS -- Every Thanksgiving a man from St. Cloud, known only as Mike, arrives in Little Falls with a single goal -- to mash nearly 200 pounds of potatoes.
Ross announces retirement, introduces Klang to board
Crow Wing County Sheriff Dick Ross announced to the Crow Wing County Board Tuesday that he plans to retire Jan. 6.
Recount over, no change in Koering win seen
Election officials completed the recount of the Senate District 12 contest Tuesday night and neither Republican Paul Koering nor Sen. Don Samuelson expect the outcome of Koering's Nov. 5 election victory to be reversed.
Sharon Carlson, local teacher and performer, will help people get into the holiday spirit when she speaks at the Brainerd Public Library as part of the First Thursdays Speaker Series.
County, corrections officer settle sex discrimination complaint
A settlement was reached Tuesday between the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department and Marlene Segler, a corrections officer in the department.
What's open, what's closed
On the Thanksgiving holiday:
Lottery luck comes in handy for pair
She works 80 hours a week at two jobs, cleaning Brainerd area offices by 4 a.m. every day and sanitizing hospital beds at St. Joseph's Medical Center until late into the night, in addition to delivering newspapers with her husband on his newspaper motor route on Saturdays.
Little Falls Thanksgiving preparations under way
Jan Peterson, cook manager at Little Falls High School, had food items already gathered for the community Thanksgiving. The holiday meal with all the trimmings brings together an average of 400 diners and more than 80 volunteers and has been part of Little Falls for about 20 years.
ALEXANDRIA -- Eva Lee, 90, Alexandria, formerly of Brainerd, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002.
Ingrid E. Magnuson
SAN DIMAS, Calif. -- Ingrid Elizabeth Magnuson, 80, San Dimas, Calif., formerly of the Brainerd area, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at the Citrus Valley Hospice in Covina, Calif.
Harold L. Sweeney
Harold LeRoy Sweeney, 77, Brainerd, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at Providence Hospital in Mobile, Ala.
Martha E. Schmitt
AITKIN -- Martha E. Schmitt, 89, Aitkin, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
William A. Phillips
McGREGOR -- William A. Phillips, 67, McGregor, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at home.
PINE RIVER -- Robert Boone, 82, Pine River, formerly of Pequot Lakes, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Lula V. Wicht
VERNDALE -- Lula V. Wicht, 90, Verndale, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena.
Ronald W. Zilka
HUDSON, Wis. -- Ronald W. Zilka, 61, Hudson, Wis., died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at his home.
Margaret L. Anderson
McGREGOR -- Margaret L. Anderson, 84, McGregor, died today, Nov. 27, 2002, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Results of the February poll delivered to the East Gull Lake City Council confirmed that 99 percent of all affected property owners, 48 percent of whom responded, are against connecting to the central treatment facil
While key security agencies will continue to work hard to thwart terrorism against the U.S. the experts figure it will be up to a year before the department is fully operational. Huge government bureauc
Anatomy of a debacle
ST. PAUL -- In hindsight, their first mistake may have been holding a memorial service in a big basketball arena.
Spuds skate past Warrior boys in opener
MOORHEAD -- The Moorhead Spuds scored two goals late in the first period and went on to a 3-1 victory over the Brainerd Warriors in the opening game for both boys' hockey squads Tuesday.
Warrior girls start feasting early
With Thanksgiving this week, the Brainerd Warriors girls' hockey team decided to start feasting early, beating the Little Falls Flyers 10-0 Tuesday night at Brainerd Area Civic Center.
Brainerd center Maria Swanson (left) drove the lane and into a Sartell Sabre during their game Tuesday night.
S-M, league get message from Pequot
STAPLES -- Pequot Lakes head girls' basketball coach Bill Larson is on a mission to prove his team belongs in the Mid-State Conference.
Tigers handle Gobblers
AITKIN -- Chelsa Schwegel scored 20 points and the Pine River-Backus Tigers held off a fourth-quarter surge by the Aitkin Gobblers and won 48-40 in non-conference girls' basketball Tuesday.
Mesabi East outscores Grizzlies
CROSBY -- Mesabi East's Eric Michaelski recorded two goals and two assists as the Giants spoiled the Crosby-Ironton-Aitkin Grizzlies boys' hockey home opener Tuesday with a 9-1 victory.
Sports boosters will not meet Thursday
The Brainerd Sports Boosters Club will not meet Thursday because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Hannah Frericks of the Sartell Sabres (10) drove into defensive pressure by Brainerd's Erica Nelson (33), Maria Swanson and Breanna Olson in their game Tuesday night.
Austin shines in first start
Julie Austin would have made her father proud Tuesday night.
Sophomore girls lose to Sartell
Sartell defeated the Brainerd Warriors 43-38 in junior varsity girls' basketball Tuesday.
State sports briefs
If it comes down to it, Purdue will win out over Minnesota to play in the Sun Bowl, with Wisconsin bumping both teams if available, the bowl's chairman said.
Adrian 56, Sioux Valley-Round Lake-Brewster 37
Smith likes being band's anchor
Brainerd High School senior Matt Smith played the trombone and the clarinet better than the other instruments he tried in sixth grade.
For week of Nov. 28-Dec. 5; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Communities across state ready to light up for holidays
This is the Explore Minnesota Events Report from the Minnesota Office of Tourism.
Christmas in the Park will be all day Sunday, starting at 1 p.m., in Gregory Park in Brainerd, featuring a gingerbread house contest display, carolers in the Gregory Park Bandstand, holiday crafters selling crafts, Boy Scouts selling wreaths and garland, face painters, Santa and a parade and fireworks after the parade.
Old Tyme Radio Show to feature area media personalities
Two area media personalities will be featured in the Rhythm of the Rails Old Tyme Radio Show, hosted by Peter Johnson and Jody Crowe, at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Franklin Junior High School auditorium.
A true house concert
LITTLE FALLS -- If you long to hear the music you really long to hear, take matters into your own hands.
Auditions set for CLC production of 'Brother Truckers'
Auditions for Central Lakes College Theatre's production of the comedy "Brother Truckers" are scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Highs 25 to 35.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers west. Highs from the upper 20s far east...To the lower 40s much of west. Tonight...Mostly cloudy...Becoming partly cloudy east. A chance of snow around the black hills. Lows 15 to 20 east and south...To the lower 20s central and northwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. Highs from the mid 20s to the mid 30s.
Minnesota state forecast
today...Mostly cloudy. Chance of light snow north. Highs in the 20s.
Weather drawing by Brianna Brown of Mrs. Bieganek's fourth grade class at Whittier school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the low to mid 30s.
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