Roxanne Houske, Baxter, was inducted into the Ridgewater College Willmar Campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (Alpha Eta Zeta). Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society that requires eligible students maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or better and demonstrate the four hallmarks of a Phi Theta Kappa member -- scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.
WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL
The following students were named to the first quarter honor roll at Washington Middle School.
Deanna Florence Cloud, 21, Walker, was sentenced for felony first-degree burglary and second-degree assault to one year jail and placed on 10 years supervised probation.
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"It was definitely shocking to me. I keep on going over it in my head, but that's how this game goes sometimes."
Ten-hour Long Prairie standoff ends peacefully
LONG PRAIRIE -- An attempted traffic stop by a Long Prairie Police officer led to 10-hour standoff with a suicidal man Saturday night.
This was Brainerd
80 years ago (1924) - Local news: You can get real home-cooked meals at 1001 Kingwood Street for only $6 per week.
Closing ceremony really takes the cake
Nearly 500 people attended Washington Middle School's closing ceremony Sunday to not only bid farewell to the 75-year-old school building, but reminisce about the days they attended school or worked there.
Randall police chief's firing creates uproar
After 11 years as Randall's police chief, Gary DeZurik was fired Nov. 29 by the city council.
What I don't want for Christmas
Teeny Kix Jenna Meyer performed the routine "Chicken Pox for Christmas" Saturday at the Brainerd Warrior Dance Team Holiday Kick-Off Show at Brainerd High School. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Darwin J. Gerdes Sr.
Darwin James Gerdes Sr., age 60, of Brainerd, died early Sunday morning at the St. Joseph's Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Home of Baxter.
Wilfred 'Will' Leyendecker
CROSSLAKE -- Wilfred "Will" Benedict Leyendecker was born on Oct. 20, 1921, at Eden Valley, Minn., the son of Robert and Margaret (Schommer) Leyendecker. He was called from this life Thursday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2004, at his home in Crosslake. He had attained the age of 83 years, one months and 11 days.
Lorraine L. Sandoz
PINE RIVER -- Lorraine L. Sandoz, age 67, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at her residence in Pine River. Arrangements are pending with Willim-St. Onge Family Funeral Home in Pine River.
Arnold A. Thomas
PIERZ -- Arnold A. Thomas, age 82, of Pierz, Minn., passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at the Pierz Villa in Pierz, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding with the Rev. Roger Thoennes officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Desiree R. Shequen
STAPLES -- Desiree Rae Shequen, age 30, of Staples, died Friday morning at her home. Desiree was born Nov. 26, 1974, in Virginia, Minn., to Gary and Luana "Loni" Hasert. She worked at Lakewood Health System as a nurses assistant and then went to school to become a LPN. She graduated in May 2001 from the Licenses Practical Nursing program in Wadena, Minn. She continued to work as a LPN until the time of her death. She married Harold Shequen Mat 22, 2004.
Mildred 'Midge' Hoheisel-Simon
LITTLE FALLS -- Mildred "Midge" Hoheisel-Simon, 73-year-old resident of Little Falls passed away Friday (Dec. 3) near Hillman, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls with the Rev. William Vouk officiating.
Kenneth E. Gangestad
FORT RIPLEY -- Kenneth Earl Gangestad, age 77, resident of Fort Ripley, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at St. Cloud Hospital. Kenneth was born on May 24, 1927, in Armstrong, Iowa, to Elmer and Odelia (Lowenberg) Gangestad. He married Leona DeRosier on June 21, 1950.
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I have been paying close attention to the hiring process for the Baxter chief. There is more to being "qualified" than having a master's degree and a fancy job title. It is unfortunate someone has chosen to take a cheap shot in an attempt to drag his name through the mud.
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Wolfpack runs down Wolverines
HALLOCK -- Kittson Central's Andrew Muir scored a hat trick in the second period as the Wolfpack beat the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 4-1 Saturday in boys' hockey.
W-DC fourth at Morris Invitational
MORRIS -- Courtney Bernu finished ninth in the all-around competition with a score of 29.0 as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines gymnastics team finished fourth Saturday at the Morris Invitational.
Volleyball player nabs Snocross win
Kylie Abrahamson of Brainerd opened her snocross racing season the weekend of Nov. 27-28 with a big victory.
Three Warriors win titles
BLUE EARTH -- Adam Hahnert, Jake Patnode and Tyler Jensen came away with individual championships and helped the Brainerd Warriors wrestling team capture second place Saturday at Blue Earth's Dick Maher Invitational.
CLC men stumble in second half
Second halves haven't been kind to the Central Lakes College men's basketball team.
Rough start to CLC women's season
You'd be hard-pressed to find another team with as tough of an opening schedule as the Central Lakes College women's basketball team.
Brainerd falls at Willmar
WILLMAR -- Lindsey Jourdan's 11 points led Brainerd as the Warriors girls' basketball team fell 59-40 to the Willmar Cardinals Saturday.
Flyers take third at Monticello
MONTICELLO -- Jason Brill and Mike Lodermeier both were 4-0 with four pins to lead the Little Falls Flyers wrestling team to third place Saturday at the Monticello tournament.
Sartell shoots down LF
SARTELL -- Little Falls' Heather Wozniak scored a team-high 16 points and grabbed four rebounds while teammate Megan Meyer added 13 points and four boards in a 62-43 loss to the Sartell Sabres Saturday.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Light snow likely north. Light snow and drizzle likely with
Flakes are falling
Weather drawing by Kayla Harrah of Mrs. Bolt's class at Lowell school.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Light snow likely this morning northeast...Mainly early... Otherwise considerable clouds. Cloudy with areas of fog and drizzle this morning southeast...Then partly sunny. Mostly cloudy...Then becoming partly cloudy west. Highs from the lower 30s northeast...To 40 to 45 south.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Cloudy with areas of fog and drizzle this morning. A slight
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter weather advisory northeast until 9 am...
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Patchy morning fog west. Light snow likely east. Highs from
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