Ryan and Mindy Ostrowski, a girl, Stella Virginia, 7 pounds, 12 ounces, Nov. 17, 2008. Grandparents are Albert and Debrah Nelson, Brainerd, and Greg and Joanne Ostrowski, Brainerd.
Barn fire claims 40 horses
About 40 horses died in a fire early Sunday at R & J Horse Sales in Verndale.
It became just an inferno inside.
This was Brainerd
DECEMBER 22 - 80 years ago (1928) - The Brainerd Theater is to receive talkies when theater is remodeled. Synchronized phonograph music may soon be installed at the Lyseum theater as an added musical feature, Mr. Heller, manager, said.
It's snow going
The gazebo was illuminated by the lights from the Christmas tree in GregoryPpark Sunday night after four inches of fresh snow fell in Brainerd. The weather is expected to be extremely cold following the first day of winter. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Schwen doesn't seem very retired
BAXTER - The walls at Mid-American Energy in Baxter tell a story, the life story of Maurice Schwen.
CAP members participate in program at Camp Ripley
Several veterans' organizations, the Minnesota Patriot Guard and members of the Crow Wing and St. Cloud squadrons of the Civil Air Patrol participated recently in Wreaths Across America at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Camp Ripley.
SWANVILLE - Irene Loven, age 88, of Swanville, Minn., passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Sharon Pratt, 60, of Brainerd, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at North Memorial Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn.
ONAMIA - Esther Torgerson, 74-year-old resident of Onamia, Minn., died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at the Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia, Minn.
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SOBIESKI - John Frank, age 94, of Sobieski, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, Minn.
AITKIN - Pat McClellan, of Aitkin, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at her residence.
AITKIN - John Fremling, Aitkin, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at his residence.
Francis 'Frank' Graves
LITTLE FALLS - Francis "Frank" Graves, age 66, of Culdrum Township, Little Falls, Minn., passed away Saturday Dec. 20, 2008, at his home.
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Every year I marvel at the poor job of snow removal from the city streets the city of Brainerd does.
Volunteerism addresses needs
On September 11-12, 2008, an event called Service Nation was headlined by both major political parties and candidates, Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama.
Herron, Scott win matches
WADENA - Brainerd's Billy Herron and Nathan Scott won matches on a Golden Gloves Boxing card Saturday at Wadena.
Hoop Shoot winners determined
Three boys and three girls, ages 8-13, won the first round of competition in the recent Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest at Franklin Performing Arts Center in Brainerd and were named Brainerd Elks Lodge 615 champions.
Mutz, Zillmer, Harrison win titles
CASS LAKE - Brainerd's Brandon Mutz, Crosby-Ironton's Hayden Zillmer and Nic Harrison of Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus won championships Saturday in the Big Bear tournament at Cass Lake-Bena High School.
Horn joins select club of former Warriors
Mike Zauhar may have started a tradition for former Brainerd Warriors football players.
Bertha-Hewitt defeats Pillager
PILLAGER- Josh Rardin scored 11 points as the Pillager Huskies lost to Bertha-Hewitt 69-33 in non-conference play Friday.
Warriors take 3rd in invite
Brainerd Warrior gymnasts found themselves in the heart of the competition at their holiday invitational Saturday before being done in by the uneven bars.
Binger, Thelen pace Flyers
BEMIDJI - The Little Falls Flyers girls' tandem of Molly Binger and Jackie Thelen finished with the top time in the Bemidji Relays by posting a time of 36:23.49 on Saturday.
Park Rapids defeats W-DC
PARK RAPIDS - Joey Osborn and Brandon Wing scored goals as Wadena-Deer Creek lost to Park Rapids 6-2 in Mid-State Conference play Friday.
Rebounding leads Raiders to 81-78 victory
The Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team dominated the boards in a 71-64 victory over Ridgewater in the CLC Classic on Saturday.
Ridgewater defeats CLC
Stephanie Neugebauer scored 18 points and Becky Skiba added 13 as the Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team lost to Ridgewater 76-61 on the final day of the Central Lakes Classic on Saturday.
Living Nativity scene
Weather drawing by Emily Nelson in the Baxer third grade of Mrs. Hemstad.
State forecast for Iowa
Wind chill warning portions of east central iowa this morning...
State forecast for Minnesota
Wind chill advisory central until 9 am cst...
Wisconsin state forecast
Wind chill advisory most of state through this morning...
State forecast for N.D.
Wind chill advisory southwest and portions of western and south
State forecast for S.D.
Wind chill advisory this morning central and west...
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