Pequot Lakes Middle School announced its first quarter students of excellence. They include Barbara Miller and Alexander Becker, sixth grade; Karl Satterlund and Colleen Tschida, seventh grade; and Courtney Skluzacek and Steve Vankleeck, eighth grade.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1989)
Skiing is believing
When John VanderLinden was in fifth grade, he told his grandmother that when he grew up, he wanted to be a ski instructor.
Snow totals adding up in area
Area residents still were digging out Sunday from the winter storm that rolled across the area in several waves Thursday through Saturday.
Empowerment: An Exploration of Human Possibilities
Looking for a different approach to setting New Year's resolutions? On Jan. 12, Unlimited Learning presents Bob Passi, on the topic of Empowerment: An Exploration of Human Possibilities. The class, which will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Hallett Community Center in Crosby, is open to the public.
EMILY - Lane Wiggs, 70, Emily, died Dec. 25, 2009, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.
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CROSSLAKE - Carolyn Carlson, age 66, of Crosslake, passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 26, 2009, at her home.
Roman J. Czech
FLENSBURG - Roman J. Czech, 84, of Flensburg, Minn., died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at home.
LITTLE FALLS - Agnes Wallberg, 99-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Oct. 14, 2009, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, Minn.
Dickman C. Knutson
Dickman C. Knutson, 82, Brainerd, passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
WAHKON - Phyllis Lyback, 88-year-old resident of Wahkon, Minn., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at the Mille Lacs Long Term Care Center in Onamia, Minn.
Mary K. Jorgensen
PIERZ - Mary K. Jorgensen, 63, Pierz, died Dec. 25, 2009.
Margaret V. Tschida
PIERZ - Margaret V. Tschida, 83-year-old resident of Pierz, Minn., passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, in Little Falls, Minn.
Carol J. Hoff
Carol J. Hoff, age 65, of Brainerd, passed away late Thursday night at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Burnice I. Raddatz
Burnice Irene (Flansburg) Raddatz was born on June 15, 1923, in Brainerd, Minn., to the late Charles and Flora (Meyer) Flansburg.
BUCKMAN - Frank Schirmers, 54-year-old resident of Buckman, Minn., died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, in Pierz, Minn., surrounded by his family and friends.
Health care's other numbers game
In June, a long time ago in politics, Democrats in the Senate were briefly jubilant. For the first time in a generation, they held 60 seats, the supermajority required to control the body's proceedings. The road to enacting President Barack Obama's center-left agenda looked, for a moment, almost smooth.
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Long-term care concerns
An estimated 10 million elderly and disabled Americans need some sort of long-term care and help with the tasks of daily living. That number will grow as America ages.
Open Forum: Franken should resign from Senate
This morning, my first order of business to was a call to Al Franken at his St. Paul office.
Your guide to the holiday slowdown
You've had your fill of Christmas goodness, but a few in-laws decided to stay a few more days.
State forecast for Iowa
.Tonight...Mostly cloudy with scattered flurries and patchy light
State forecast for N.D.
.Tonight...Partly cloudy in the evening then increasing clouds.
Home for the holidays
Weather drawing by Ellen Hickman of Mr. Meyer's fourth-grade class at Lowell Elementary.
State forecast for Wisconsin
Lake effect snow advisory for iron county through monday...
State forecast for S.D.
Tonight...Clear to partly cloudy. Lows mainly single digits above zero.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Tonight...Becoming partly cloudy. Isolated snow showers east.
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