BIZ BUZZ: Ad agency making move to the west bank
The Adventure agency, which provides advertising and commercial photography services, is making a move of its own as the company settles into new office space in Brainerd.
Ag Center event features state commissioner
STAPLES - The Central Lakes Ag Center hosted its 22nd Annual Farm Forum Dec. 2 in the Assembly Room at the Staples campus of Central Lakes College.
Life saver in the spotlight
BAXTER - A business with roots in Baxter was recently recognized as an innovative leader in technology that may be used to save lives.
Consolidated Telecommunications Co., with offices in Brainerd, recently announced Eryk Haapajoki joined CTC as sales engineer.
CRASHES - Received a report Thursday of a property damage crash with a vehicle hitting a dog on Blue Bonnet Road and County Highway 3. The dog owner arrived and took the dog.
The Brainerd Warrior High School Nordic Ski would like to thank the Brainerd Dispatch, First Lutheran Church and the Learning Tree Daycare for assisting us with our "Daycare for Shoppers" on Nov. 28. We had a fun time.
Volunteers of the month
ADULT VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
BNSF Jacks and Jills will pay for Sunday breakfast for paid up members at the Moose Lodge.
AMERICAN RED CROSS Tom Bickford 821-3598
Pipeline leaks crude oil near Staples
An oil pipeline spilled at least 210,000 gallons of crude oil in Villard Township between Staples and Motley.
Crosslake to meet on proposed 2010 budget
CROSSLAKE - The Crosslake City Council will host a public meeting to review the proposed 2010 budget, the amount of property taxes it is proposing to collect to pay for the costs of services the city will provide in 2010 and the city facilities assessment study.
This was Brainerd
DECEMBER 6 - 30 years ago (1979) - Brainerd voters doubled their previous turnout in re-electing C. Elmer Anderson as mayor, and also returning fluoride foes Mary Koep, Don O'Brien and Jim Brown to the council. F. Parker Campbell was elected as treasurer, an office soon to be abolished.
Crosby hopes trail leads to better days
CROSBY - When Linda Peeples opened her gift store in Crosby in the fall of 2007 an economic downturn hitting small town main street wasn't a concern.
Seasonal Flu Mist Walk-In Clinic (not H1N1) planned
Crow Wing County Public Health will be offering a seasonal flu shots and FluMist (not H1N1) clinic from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday at the Crow Wing County Community Service Public Health Office, 204 Laurel Street, Suite 12, Brainerd. Walk-ins only. No appointments will be made.
The people of the Cuyuna Range are rolling up their sleeves and recreating their community.
Grain bin fire causes $5,000 in damages
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a report of a grain bin fire Friday morning.
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Evelyn Wilkes Harrell
EDMONDS, Wash. - Evelyn Harrell, Edmonds, Wash., passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 20, 2009. Born Evelyn Blanche Mather, Aug. 27, 1916, in Westport Township, Minn., to parents Frank and Ella, Evelyn was a beloved sister to Cliff, Wayne and Virgil.
PIERZ - Brother Linus Scepurek, 91-year-old resident of Pierz, Minn. died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009.
Bernard F. Pikula
Bernard Francis Pikula
Russell W. Chute
AITKIN - Russell W. Chute, age 89 of Aitkin died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at his home.
A HARTless 2010 in the county
Live in Crow Wing County? A HARTless new year is coming. As of Jan. 1, no animal control or impound services will be provided by the county. On Nov. 10, the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners unanimously rejected bids by Don Hannahs, animal control enforcement officer, and HART to continue these services in the unorganized territories of the county.
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OTHER OPINION: REFORM
There's been plenty of generalized government employee bashing lately on the national, state and local levels. Government bureaucrats, it seems, are the root of all the world's problems.
Proactive role for open meetings
Headlines in the Sentinel over the past several months have pointed out troubles in Winnebago, especially in regard to violations of the state's open meeting law. It seems clear to us that the leadership and will are lacking in Winnebago to follow state law and to make sure citizens are well-informed about decision-making.
Obama's first nine months accomplishments:
Wow! After a long period of time during the summer having to put up with street construction downtown, I must admit downtown is looking pretty spiffy with all the street decorations and the storefronts decorated for the holidays. It's about time downtown Brainerd looks like a thriving community rather than a run-down hangout for winos and druggies. Good job!
Outdoors note: Nisswa aeration systems
Two aeration systems will be in use through March 31 in Lake Nisswa.
Of 'good ice' - and good gift-giving ideas
We depend on the ice and the snow to make things go up in these parts, and without them things can get pretty tricky for businesses that depend on tourism.
Matthew Majka and Hillary Swanson
Matthew Majka and Hillary Swanson were married August 15, 2009 at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Cleveland, Ohio, officiated by Isaac Brekken.
Fred and Bev Haffner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on November 28, 2009. They will be gathering with family and friends at a later date.
Back: Emily Lanin, Great Grandmother; Jenny Dale, Mother; Myrl Alar, Great Great Grandmother; Patrick Lanin Jr. Grandfather; Robert Kevin Patrick Dale.
Alan and Leah James
Alan and Leah (Kinney) James were married August 22, 2009 at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd, officiated by Joe Chesser.
Matias and Jennifer Latorre
Matias and Jennifer (Coit) Latorre were married September 19, 2009 at Coffee Lake Farm, Deerwood, Mn., officiated by John Becker.
Danielle Reed and Nicholas Lesmeister
Danielle Reed and Nicholas Lesmeister announce their engagement.
Louis Thompson will celebrate his 90th birthday with an Open House, Sunday, December 13, from 1pm-4pm at the Brainerd Senior Center. No gifts please.
Brainerd surfs past Green Wave
EAST GRAND FORKS - Michael Rinio knocked in two goals and Mitch McLain added a goal and two assists to lead the Brainerd Warriors past the East Grand Forks Green Wave 6-1 in their season opener Friday.
Raiders roll to sixth straight victory
AUSTIN - Nash Faulk had 26 points and Marcus Ayala added 17 as the Central Lakes College Raiders moved their record to 7-1 with a 70-52 victory over Riverland Community College Friday.
Cardinals win four titles
MELROSE - Taylor Bendson, Jordan Bendson, Chandler Trout and Ryan Detloff won individual titles as the Staples-Motley Cardinals finished second in the 8-team season-opening Melrose Invite Friday.
Flyers open with win
LITTLE FALLS - Rachelle LeBlanc won three of four events and earned a 34.375 All-around score vaulting the Little Falls Flyers to a 129.125-125.525 victory over the Bemidji Lumberjacks during non-conference action Friday.
New era starts with a stirring triumph
About 1,500 fans in the stands, one of the largest crowds in recent memory.
Pearson scores 25 in Raider loss
AUSTIN - Cassie Pearson continued her fine season with a game-high 25 points, but the Central Lakes College Raiders are still in search of their first win after suffering a 69-45 loss against the Riverland Blue Devils Friday.
Virginia gets revenge
VIRGINIA - Freshman forward Austin Bjorge scored the lone goal on an assist by Mitch Schulte for the Little Falls Flyers Friday as the Virginia Blue Devils unleashed a 10-1 retribution for last seasons Class 1A state quarterfinals loss.
Flying Warriors land big win
Hailey Joyce, Sierra Hanowski and Amber Arndt tallied two goals apiece as the Brainerd/Little Falls Flying Warriors outshot the Pequot Lakes Patriots 58-10 in Friday's 9-0 non-conference victory at Brainerd Area Civic Center.
STATISTICAL LEADERS: THE AREA TOP 15
Boys' basketball scores
DETROIT LAKES - Dan Kornbaum's 30 points aided the Little Falls Flyers in getting their season started off right with a 70-48 drubbing of the Detroit Lakes Lakers Friday.
A trip to the Class 5A state semifinals helped the Brainerd Warriors land six players on this year's Brainerd Dispatch All-Area football first team.
Girls' basketball scores
PIERZ - The Little Falls Flyers took a four point lead into the half and held on to defeat the Pierz Pioneers 47-46 Friday.
ALL-AREA '09: Warriors' Crocker is top of the class
Selecting the Brainerd Dispatch All-Area Football Player of the year is a relatively smooth process in a season when there's one clear-cut standout.
State forecast for Wisconsin
today...Mostly cloudy north with a slight chance of light snow showers. Partly cloudy southwest. Decreasing clouds southeast. Highs in the 20s to low 30s.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly cloudy east. Mostly cloudy west. A chance of light snow northwest. Highs from the lower 20s north to near 30 south.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly sunny. Highs 25 to 42.
State forecast for N.D.
.Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Areas of morning fog north
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly sunny. Scattered snow showers northeast. Highs in
Today's news flash
Weather drawing by Ammy Lin in the Lowell second grade of Mrs. Larson.
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