Weather Forecast



The Lakes Area Youth Soccer Association is offering an Intro to Competitive Soccer program for boys and girls ages 8-11 this fall.

The program will consist of four group skills training sessions from 6-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 13, 20 and 27, and Oct. 4, at Forestview Middle School in Baxter. 

Participants will play in the Fall Cup soccer tournament Oct. 8-9 at the National Sports Center in Blaine.

Cost is $40 with families covering their travel, lodging and meal expenses.

Register online at

This soccer experience is for boys and girls born between Aug. 1, 2000, to July 31, 2003.

JV tennis teams wins doubles tournament

Brainerd’s junior varsity girls tennis team won the Bemidji Invitational doubles tournament Thursday.

Medalists for Brainerd were the teams of Corinna Schmidt-Kristina Anderson, first at No. 1 doubles; Grace Moran-Gretchen Gramer, second at No. 2; Karlene Knutson-Claire Siekas, first at No. 5; and Shayla Metz-Hailey Hinrichs, first at No. 6.

Verndale football opener canceled

The Lincoln HI (Ivanhoe) football game scheduled at Verndale Sept. 2 has been canceled.

Verndale coach Mike Mahlen said Lincoln was unable to field a team. Mahlen hopes to add a game later in the season.

Pool league meeting

A women’s pool league meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Yesterday’s Gone.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889