BUFFALO—Third-ranked Verndale was denied a trip to U.S. Bank Stadium as the fifth-ranked Mountain Lake Wolverines stymied the normal high-scoring Pirate offense for a 23-6 win in the Nine-Man state quarterfinals Friday, Nov. 9. "I think they're just better better than us," Verndale head coach Mike Mahlen said, "for sure on the offensive and defensive lines. We couldn't stop their run. They were running about five yards every time and they had about four or five fourths and short, and made every one of them."
Baxter City Council member Steve Barrows has less than two months to serve in that capacity before he begins his four-year term as a Crow Wing County commissioner in District 3. But what will Barrows do exactly as a follow-up act to his decisive win Tuesday, Nov. 6, against Keith Johnson of Brainerd? Find out in the weekend's article by Frank Lee.
The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts chose the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District as one to highlight statewide this summer. The Agate Lake Property Owner's Association worked recently to reduce runoff, and the efforts were showcased in a YouTube video. "We partnered with the Crow Wing SWCD, Backyard Greenhouse and Hayland Woods Native Nursery," said Richard Coccie, president of the association, in a news release.
Ruby's Pantry Pop-Up Pantry is Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the National Guard Armory, 1115 Wright St, Brainerd. Food distribution begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.
The Center 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd 218-829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com Monday 8 a.m. - Card Recycling 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Prayer Quilters 9-11 a.m. - Advice from Ann 9 a.m. - Zumba 9:30 a.m. - Mahjong Lessons 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Gift Shop 11-11:30 a.m. - Bone Builders 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Service dining: Barbecue pork, scalloped potatoes, peas, bun/margarine, applesauce, milk 12:30 p.m. - Party Bridge 1:15 p.m. - Cribbage
While recent flurries and colder than normal temperatures seem to be giving winter an early bite, it may relinquish its hold. In an updated status Thursday, Nov. 8, the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center rated the chances of official El Nino formation at 80 percent this winter. Although above-average sea surface temperatures were maintained through October across the equatorial Pacific Ocean, a situation considered neutral by the Climate Prediction Center, the forecast center remains confident a weak El Nino will still form in the coming weeks.
Craft sale and cookie walk planned Park United Methodist Church will have a craft sale and cookie walk from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17, at 315 N. Sixth St., Brainerd. There will be crafts, cookies and goodies and a chicken salad sandwich lunch for $5. Advent Day of Reflection set LITTLE FALLS—The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls will have an Advent Day of Reflection entitled Receiving Life as a Gift from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 1, in St. Francis Hall, St. Francis Convent, Little Falls.
Nearly 50 years ago, Ken Klose of Staples learned he was drafted to serve the U.S. Army in Vietnam. The journey would take him to unexpected places in the world and in life. On Veteran's Day, read Klose's story of his service in the weekend edition Dispatch.
The Central Lakes College Foundation will receive an AT&T contribution to support its scholarship program during an event 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at CLC's Brainerd campus. This donation will support 24 spring and fall semester scholarships for CLC students pursuing degrees in STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) fields who represent an underserved population and have a financial need.
For those looking to get an early start on holiday shopping, get a bite to eat, or just take home some baked goods, this coming weekend offers plenty of options. The list isn't exhaustive, as there may be more specials, business offerings, as well as church-sponsored events and events hosted by nonprofits. Spirit of Christmas bazaar planned CROSBY—The Spirit of Christmas bazaar will be 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 600 Fourth St. SW, Crosby.