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January 12, 2016
Reader Opinion: Support veterans
I volunteered and served in World War II and was welcomed home to a GI Bill. At age 92, I attempt to stay alive and educated. I am ready and able to speak out in support of all veterans in search of solutions to post-traumatic stress disorder. For example: Our American Legion Post...
January 12, 2016 - 11:29pm
July 20, 2015
VFW Baseball: Brainerd rebounds in playoffs
With a 4-1 Game Two victory Brainerd remained alive in the Subdistrict 6 playoffs Monday at Adamson Field in Brainerd. Brainerd lost Game One 5-1 to Sauk Rapids before rebounding for the 4-1 victory. The same two teams will meet 10 a.m. Tuesday to determine who advances. In Game...
July 20, 2015 - 10:19pm
March 18, 2015
Clean out a closet and assist veterans
A fundraiser to assist veterans is asking for donations of clothing, bedding, shoes and purses. The fundraiser by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 1647 Auxiliary is ongoing through Saturday with a trailer for donations at the back of the VFW, 309 S. Sixth St. Brainerd. All money...
March 18, 2015 - 7:08pm
November 27, 2014
Don't point fingers
I would like to address the letter written a couple of weeks in the Open Forum by Craig Anderson. I wish before you write letters to the editor you would get all the facts. I have checked with the VFW about this incident as I was not there to hear what was said, I have the facts. Yes...
November 27, 2014 - 10:14pm
July 30, 2014
VFW Baseball: Brainerd wins district 7-4
COLD SPRING - A two-run first inning and Hanson Devin's pitching were too much for Becker, which fell to Brainerd for the second straight day, this time a 7-4 loss in the championship game of the District 6 tournament Thursday. Devine struck out three, walked two and allowed two...
July 30, 2014 - 10:16pm
July 29, 2014
Brainerd VFW Post #1647 will host the 60th Minnesota State VFW baseball tournament beginning with an Aug. 6 banquet at the Armory. Each of the nine VFW districts, plus Brainerd, which is currently in the hunt to win District 6, will be represented by a team of 15-16 year old players. All...
July 29, 2014 - 10:50pm
July 28, 2014
VFW Baseball: Brainerd advances with 7-3 win over Monticello
COLD SPRING - Braydon Borg and Tristan Brecht both went 3-3 with two runs scored as the Brainerd sophomores defeated Monticello 7-3 in second round play of the District 6 tournament Monday in Cold Spring. Allen Jeving drove in Brainerd's first run with a two-out double in the second....
July 28, 2014 - 9:45pm
July 17, 2014
ST. CLOUD — Brainerd's Tristan Brecht and Colton Borg finished with matching stat lines in an 8-1 Game One victory over St. Cloud Blue Thursday. Brainerd completed the sweep with a 3-2 victory in Game Two. Brecht and Borg each finished 3-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and a...
July 17, 2014 - 10:16pm
July 16, 2014
VFW Baseball: Brainerd sweeps Park Rapids
Brainerd erupted for a five-run sixth inning leading to an 8-1 Game Two victory over Grand Rapids in a freshmen VFW game Tuesday at Mills Field in Brainerd. Bryce Flanagan had two hits and an RBI to help Will Peabody pitch Brainerd to a 4-0 Game One victory. Justin Banks added two...
July 16, 2014 - 10:11pm
VFW Baseball: State tourney in town
The Gopher State 15 and Under Tournament of Champions will take place Friday through Sunday in the Brainerd area. The 28-team baseball tournament will take place at Stewart C. Mills Sr., Don Adamson, Central Lakes College, Forestview and Nisswa fields. In pool play, the Brainerd...
July 16, 2014 - 9:13am
July 15, 2014
VFW Baseball: Brainerd blows out Princeton twice
A pair of 10-run victories over Princeton Tuesday at Don Adamson Field in Brainerd improved the Brainerd VFW sophomore team to a 14-3 record. Brainerd won Game One 10-0 and followed with an 11-1 rout. Jake Meyer struck out six, walked two and allowed two hits in a complete game...
July 15, 2014 - 10:13pm
July 10, 2014
Freshmen VFW: Brainerd wins two
The Brainerd freshmen VFW baseball team swept Crosby-Ironton 10-1 and 9-2 Wednesday in Crosby. In Game One, Brainerd used a seven-run sixth inning to secure the victory. A wild pitch, RBI singles by Brayden Borg and James Thielen and a Bryce Flanagan home run accounted for the runs. Borg...
July 10, 2014 - 10:04pm
VFW Baseball: Brainerd barely gets by Pierz twice
PIERZ — A pitching gem and extra innings were what the Brainerd sophomore VFW team needed to complete a 2-1, 5-3 sweep of Pierz. Hanson Devine struck out 11, walked four and scattered three hits over 6.2 innings for a 2-1 Game One victory. Jake Meyer went 3-4 at the plate...
July 10, 2014 - 10:03pm
VFW Baseball: Brainerd sophomores open with sweep
The Brainerd VFW sophomore team opened its season Tuesday with 7-6 and 16-2 victories over St. Cloud East at Adamson Field. In Game One, Allen Jevning, Chris Pederson and Jack Geraets each had two hits in a 10-inning win. Jake Meyer and Pederson each drove in two runs. Pederson...
June 10, 2014 - 11:46pm