Haley Bower, the daughter of Paul and Barb Bower of Brainerd, has been accepted to Augsburg College for the 2004-2005 academic school year. Bower, who plans to major in psychology, was awarded an $8,500 Regents' Scholarship from Augsburg College. Bower, a senior at Brainerd High School, is involved in volleyball.
The Brainerd Fire Department was called at 11:20 a.m. Sunday to Mississippi Terrace Apartments for what turned out to be a false alarm.
Hackensack sledder, 70, dies in accident
HACKENSACK -- A 70-year-old Hackensack man died in a snowmobile accident Friday on Birch Lake, the Cass County Sheriff's Department reported.
Lighting display good medicine for Baxter man's mending heart
BAXTER -- Mark MacLeod's Christmas lighting display at his Baxter home was more than a hobby this winter; it helped him heal his mending heart.
Because of incorrect information provided The Dispatch, the senior dance information in the What's Doing on Page 6C Sunday
Benefit planned for Dru Sjodin in Crosslake
CROSSLAKE -- A benefit is planned for 6-10 p.m. Tuesday at Zorbaz in Crosslake by the family and friends of Dru Sjodin, the Pequot Lakes college student who has been missing since Nov. 22.
This was Brainerd
DECEMBER 22 - 40 years ago (1963) - The Roman V. Schultz home, at 315 North Bluff was named winner of the Christmas home decorating contest. The Schultz' received a $35 check as first prize.
Evea M. Williams
Evea M. Williams, 90, Brainerd, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Dominic Nathanial Mass Williams
CAPE GIRAUDEAU, Mo. -- Dominic Nathanial Mass Williams, beloved infant son of Tiffany Lynn Mass, formerly of Brainerd, and Michael Williams, Cape Giraudeau, Mo., passed away Dec. 17, 2003.
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Maverine (Marv) Johnson
AITKIN -- Maverine (Marv) Johnson, age 91 of Aitkin, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at the Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin. Memorial services were today at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Garrison.
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Nancy Williams, age 79, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003. Mrs. Williams had been a resident of Evanston, Ill., for close to 60 years.
LASTRUP -- Norbert Athman, 89, a resident of Lastrup, died today, Dec. 22, 2003, at the Pierz Villa. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Home of Pierz.
An Open Forum in Friday's Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly described how Brainerd City Council member Bob Olson was dressed on his recent cable television broadcast. Olson was wearing socks.
In addition to the obvious benefits of the recent capture of Saddam, here are a few more items Americans can both rejoice over, and take pride in, this holiday season.
In reply to the article in the Dispatch from Pine River-Backus regarding the Pledge of Allegiance; called the Daily Salute.
W-DC improves to 6-0
WADENA -- Tyler Neu and Andrew Murray each scored hat tricks to help the unbeaten Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines rout Luverne 12-2 Saturday afternoon in boys' hockey.
PL/PR-B's Swensen wins title at Cass Lake
CASS LAKE -- Corey Swensen of Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus won the 135-pound championship in the 32-team Big Bear wrestling tournament Saturday.
Justin Grunewald of Brainerd and Shannon Bergstedt of Hopkins are USATF's Minnesota Athletes of the Month of December.
Raider men second at Gogebic tournament
IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Leonard Langdon scored 15 points as the Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team lost to the North Dakota State College of Science Wildcats 87-63 Saturday in the championship game of the McDonald's Shootout Tournament.
Warriors' Bunyan finish highest since 1988
Staples-Motley girls win Pequot tournament
PEQUOT LAKES -- Michelle Honek scored 19 points and Jacque Peterson 13 as the Staples-Motley Cardinals defeated Pequot Lakes 65-35 in the championship game of the Patriots' girls' basketball tournament Saturday.
Nordic skiers finish in top 10 at Hopkins relay meet
ST. PAUL -- The Brainerd Warrior boys' Nordic ski team placed in the top 10 in the classic and freestyle races Saturday at the Hopkins Holiday Relays.
Fergus Falls boys outscore S-M
STAPLES -- Nate Rengel's 24 points led the Fergus Falls Otters to a 63-45 victory over the Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' basketball team Saturday.
CLC women fourth at Gogebic tournament
IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Bobbi VanWechel scored 19 points and Kaylee Bandemer 16 as the Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball lost to Rainy River 60-51 for third place Saturday in the McDonald's Shootout Tournament.
Warrior grad's team wins Paul Bunyan title
Capturing the Paul Bunyan Invitational wrestling team title Saturday at Brainerd High School was an emotional experience for Pierz Pioneers coach Mark Jensen.
Brainerd gymnasts cartwheel past Cambridge
CAMBRIDGE -- Senior captain Katie Perpich won the uneven parallel bars, floor exercise and all-around competition to help the Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team to a 141.575 to 139.3 victory Saturday over Cambridge.
Brainerd girls blank East Grand Forks
EAST GRAND FORKS -- Aani Rangen scored the only Brainerd goal as the Warriors shut out East Grand Forks 1-0 Saturday afternoon in girls' hockey.
B-H/V wins tournament
CLARISSA -- Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale won the Browerville/Eagle Valley Invitational Saturday as Matt Moenkedick (103), Dustin Denny (130), Jared Oyster (140) and Tyler Fuller (152) won individual titles.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of light rain southeast.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Clear to partly cloudy west and north. Decreasing clouds southeast with scattered sprinkles far southeast into early afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs upper 20s to upper 30s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Sunny west and central. Partly to mostly cloudy east. Highs
Weather drawing by Katie Ranney of Miss Kortan's third grade class at Lowell school.
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