Partnerships in family and business have led to a consignment and sporting goods shop in downtown Brainerd.
New Bar Harbor already gaining attention
Bar Harbor's new restaurant is framed and the distinctive lighthouse is already gaining attention.
BAXTER -- Tim Bogenschutz has re-joined the In-Fisherman staff as advertising director.
New federal program assists job seekers
A new Social Security Administration program, Ticket to Work, is making it easier for eligible Social Security recipients with disabilities to go to work.
Home altars provide intimate touch for prayer
WASHINGTON -- On a secondhand table i
We have a resident at Bethany who shares her love in the most childlike way. I wish to emphasize the word, "childlike," for her behavior is not childish; rather, it is innocent and sincere.
Sexuality issues to be discussed at ELCA meeting at Aitkin church
AITKIN -- The ordination of gays and the blessing of same-sex marriages are among the topics expected to be discussed at a day-long dialogue on "Biblical Perspectives on Homosexuality" Jan. 31 at the First Lutheran Church in Aitkin.
The Brainerd Assembly of God Church will offer a marriage seminar from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 16 and 8:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 17. Topics to be discussed include a man's need for adventure, a woman's need for beauty, communication skills, creative problem solving, physical intimacy and how to have a meaningful spiritual purpose to your marriage.
Math made fun
For 45 minutes every Wednesday morning, Whittier fifth-graders close their textbooks and drag out their cribbage boards.
You could spend some special time with a child
The conversation at the family's dinner table centered around the outing that the 4th grader had been on the previous evening.
Help children deal with anxiety
Anxiety is useful for alerting us to danger, and moving us away from danger. And anxiety can give us the energy to get things done.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 300. Last Thursday: Holiday. Year Ago Thursday: 504. Wednesday actual: 296.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 500. Last Friday: 0. Year Ago Friday: 1451. Thursday actual: 319.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 298, a year ago 141.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 252, a year ago 178.
Kelly and Tammy (Gard) Annable, Pine River, a boy, Robert Lee, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, Dec. 18, 2003. Grandparents are Ed and Bessie Gard, Pine River, Georgia Annable, Billings, Mont., and Dan Cleveland, Rice Lake, Wis.
Billman, Karen B. and Marshall B.
A home in Brainerd that was lost to a fire Wednesday was caused by discarded cigarettes, Brainerd Fire Chief Kevin Mahle said this morning.
School lunch menus
Monday BCereal bar, string cheese, fruit or juice, milk. L Shrimp poppers, macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, fruit choices, trail mix, milk.
Pillager School Board
Out of town
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
Brainerd School Board
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to an oven fire about 8 p.m. Friday on Mill Avenue. The fire was not serious.
Clark's presidential campaign gains ground
CONCORD, N.H. -- The 64-year-old minister walked out of a town meeting held by Democratic presidential hopeful Wesley K. Clark on Thursday and promptly swiped a "Clark for President" sign.
Victims of clergy abuse
Women plagued by depression prior to a diagnosis of breast cancer are at higher risk of death than breast cancer patients who were not depressed in the two years preceding the discovery of their illness, according to a study in the January issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Medical Center (Open). Call Bill at 829-3801.
Keep your New Year's resolutions for a lifetime
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Every new year, scores of people write down resolutions, confident that this year they will meet their goals. But all too often their lists -- along with their resolve -- are cast off and forgotten. Success comes with the proper mindset, according to a psychologist at MCG Health System, who offers some advice to help you keep your word to yourself.
Eat your vegetables and your fruits
Fruits and vegetables look good, taste great and contain vitamins and minerals. So why aren't we eating more of them?
Natural gas bills continue to be higher
Natural gas heating bills for January are expected to be 27 percent higher than this time last year, CenterPoint Energy Minnegasco reported.
Edina Realty added to its staff in its Brainerd and Crosslake offices.
PR Development, 2300 block of Hillcrest Drive, accessory structure, $58,370.
Follow these tips to prevent pipes from freezing
AMARILLO, Texas -- Cold weather, even if not extreme, can wreak havoc on pipes, plants and people.
Affordable housing workshop scheduled Jan. 20
BAXTER -- The Initiative Foundation and the Central Minnesota Housing Partnership will host an affordable housing workshop 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter.
Install new layer of grout to help appearance, prevent damage
Cracked and stained grout not only is an eyesore, but can lead to damage hidden beneath the surface of the tile, as well.
Electric fires in the hearth
When the weather outside is frightful, a fire is indeed delightful. But if you don't have a fireplace, what to do?
Streams, lakes added to impaired waters list
Twenty-two streams and 31 lakes in the Upper Mississippi Basin have been added to the state list of impaired waters.
Plenty of action
Ice anglers know that Lake of the Woods is a hot spot for ice fishing. Look for Vince Meyer's report Sunday in North Country.
This year's fishing fest to cut down on fishes killed
Now in its 14th year, the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza is changing in a big way.
Shots fired, 2 arrested
Several shots were fired near the Holiday Station Store in downtown Brainerd at 1:39 a.m. this morning, Brainerd Police Chief John Bolduc said.
NISSWA -- When customers visit Nordic Living in Nisswa, they often have questions for store owner Cathie Mayr and staff about their own family traditions.
Doing more with less
Doing more with less is the goal of University of Minnesota Extension Service in the wake of a $7 million budget-slashing from 2003 to 2004.
The Brainerd High School Warrior Dance Team "The Kixters" will host the Central Lakes Conference Dance Team meet at 11 a.m. Jan. 17.
This was Brainerd
JANUARY 11 - 30 years ago (1974) - George Kriha, city engineer, presented some very sensible recommendations at a meeting Thursday night. What he said was that it simply doesn't make sense to do only part of a job downtown and then be forced, as time goes on, to tear up the streets several more times in the future to finish it. The entire downtown project should be done as one.
More arrests made in shooting; police say be on lookout for handgun
Three adult males were arrested Friday afternoon in connection with the shooting by the Holiday Station near downtown Brainerd.
Man found in ditch by Highway 77
The Baxter Police Department responded to an assist with the Cass County Sheriff's Department about 10:10 p.m. Friday to a report of a man in a ditch on Lower County State Aid Highway 77, just a couple of blocks west of Highway 371.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1984) - Twenty-seven area teenage leaders from the Brainerd Family YMCA will join with 500 high school students in Minnesota to converge on the state capital Jan. 12-15 to try their hands at solving some of the state's current problems.
An organization meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ember's in Brainerd for organ transplant donors and their families, living donors and transplant recipients who wish to compete or volunteer at the 2004 U.S. Transplant Games, which will be July 27-Aug.1 at the University of Minnesota.
Nisswa Winter Jubilee canceled
It appears a 31-year winter tradition in Nisswa has ended.
Blanchard W. Brown
MAY TOWNSHIP -- Blanchard W. Brown, age 86, of May Township in Cass County, died Tuesday at his home. Services will be held on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in Trinity
BAXTER -- Walter Prachar, age 80, of Baxter, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
CHESTERFIELD, Va. -- Bill Zauhar, 48, of Chesterfield, Va., died suddenly Jan. 5, 2004.
Louise L. Sykora
JEFFERS -- Louise Lillian Sykora, 74, of Jeffers, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 12, 2003. She was born on May 30, 1929, in Onawa, Iowa, to the late Frederi
Harris V. Hagman
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Harris V. Hagman, age 81, of Miami Beach, Fla., formerly of Aitkin, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, Fla.
Roman 'Zeke' 'Manny' Zenner
LONGVILLE -- Roman Zenner, 80, Longville, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at his home. Manny is survived by Evie, his wife of 54 years; his daughter Daniele (Jeff) Carlson; f
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Eleanor E. Ringwelski
LITTLE FALLS -- Eleanor E. Ringwelski, 77-year-old resident of Little Falls, MN, formerly of Flensburg, MN, passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Inez C. Deurr
LITTLE FALLS -- Inez C. Deurr, age 89, a resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at St. Otto's Care Center.
Clara Viola Epling
LITTLE FALLS -- Clara Viola Epling, age 88, of Little Falls, formerly of Swanville, MN, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, MN.
Clara V. Epling
LITTLE FALLS -- Clara Viola Epling, 88-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., formerly of Swanville and Long Prairie, Minn., passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 8, 2004, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn.
Paul N. Nelson
PHILADELPHIA -- Paul Norman Nelson, 39-year-old resident of Philadelphia, formerly of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Dec. 20, 2003, at his home in Philad
Matthew R. Gilbert
Matthew Robert Gilbert, age 25, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at his home in Brainerd. He was born Aug. 3, 1978, in Kankakee, Ill. Matt was an avid fisherman. He loved fishing with his father and friends. Matt worked at The Salvation Army Store.
Mabel L. Koering
Mabel Lucille Koering, age 87, resident of North Star A
Pearl VonRuden, Brainerd, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at her home.
Almon F. Willie
Gone Fishing With Jesus.
Walter P. Prachar
BAXTER -- Walter P. Prachar, 80, of Baxter, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Servic
Area lawmakers' addresses
Sen. Dallas Sams, DFL-Staples, District 11
I've always enjoyed the words and pictures of Bill Marchel, but Sunday's pictures were so outstanding I had to comment. I've hunted and fished all my life and found Marchel's pictures of camouflaged wildlife really hit home for me. Thanks.
Teaching abstinence in school
This editorial was published in Tuesday's edition of The Free Press of Mankato.
Skin deep - Dispatch Editorial
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner had a proposition for pop music star Britney Spears after her weekend marriage met its sad demise. Hefner, 77, suggested that Spears, 22, join his stable of beautiful blonde girlfriends.
When was the last time you waited in a line that stretched outside the building to attend a high school athletic event? While plenty of fans go to high school sporting events the choices are so varied today that individual events rarely see capacity crowds.
I don't know Church history well enough to address each error in the AP story "Conservative Catholics" (1/2/04), but I'll attempt to clarify those that I can.
Old fishing journal says not much has changed
Sitting in the fish house the other day we discovered my father's fishing journal. Since the early 1960s he had kept careful records of weather conditions, who was fishing, and how many fish were caught. Some things had changed over the years, but equally interesting was how many things were basically the same.
Lake of the Woods means plenty of action for ice anglers
LAKE OF THE WOODS -- Among Minnesota's great natural walleye factories, Lake of the Woods m
Nature is a powerful force for peace
It's hard for me to believe it's 2004. Our holidays included getting together with family and friends to share delectable food, give gifts and catch up on each our lives.
The Brainerd Lakes Chapter of Muskies Inc. is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. on Jan. 13 at The Old Waterfall. Jeff Woodruff, a Leech Lake guide, will be guest speaker. A rod and reel combo will be given away.
Jan. 13 -- Brainerd Lakes chapter of Muskies Inc. meets, 7 p.m., The Old Waterfall
Hunters embrace advanced gadgets
Josh Grau, a self-described hard-core bow hunter, is trudging across the winter wheat and frozen mud on his family's farm in Clayton, Del., and he has a lot to carry.
Kathy Christensen and Steve Williams were married on Nov. 15, 2003, in their new home witnessed by a few friends and family.
Florence Olson, Crosby, will celebrate her 100th birthday from 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Deerwood American Legion. No gifts please.
Desiree Grube and Jesse Hopkins were married Dec. 20, 2003, at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis by the Rev. Anna Marie Ronning.
Stacie Collins and Dan Bednarek were married Sept. 27, 2003, at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd with the Rev. Paul Biegner officiating.
Kari Schinn and Patrick Heikkenen
Kari Schinn and Patrick Heikkenen announce their engagement. Parents are Bev and Greg Schinn, Duluth, and Susan McDonald, Stillwater, and the late Curtis Heikkenen. A June 5 wedding is planned at Grand Superior Lodge in Two Harbors.
Lea Regene Hanson and Kent Joseph Leier were married June 21, 2003, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor David P. Holte officiating.
Alyssa Cummings and Eric Lemke
Alyssa Cummings and Eric Lemke announce their engagement. Parents are Terry and Donna Cummings, Brainerd, Jerry and Marlene Morgan, Brainerd, and Frank and Patricia Lemke, Laporte. An April 17 wedding is planned at the First Presbyterian Church.
Sheri Crosgrove and Tony Schaefer
Sheri Crosgrove and Tony Schaefer announce their engagement. Parents are Mrs. Sheryl Tollefson, Nisswa, and the late Shorty Crosgrove, and the Ted and Robyn Schaefer, Nisswa. An April 17 wedding is planned at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church.
Tamara D. Selinger and Jeremy C. Pliscott
Tamara D. Selinger and Jeremy C. Pliscott announce their engagement. Parents are Beth and Daniel Selinger, Randall, and Sonja and Gary Pliscott, Brainerd. An Aug. 28 wedding is planned at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter.
Kelly Lynn Schiller and Adam Benjamin Raatz were married June 21, 2003, at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter with Paul Berthiaume officiating.
Alauna Salinas and Chris Camus
Alauna Salinas and Chris Camus announce their engagement. Parents are Launa Salinas, Brainerd, and Glenn and Gail Camus, Belle Chasse, La. A June 12 wedding is planned at Lord of Life Church in Brainerd.
W-DC raises record to 11-0
WADENA -- Tyler Neu had a hat trick and assist to help the unbeaten Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to their 11th victory of the season, 7-4, over Detroit Lakes in Mid-State Conference boys' hockey Thursday.
Inspired Warriors tumble
It was like the clock had been turned back to 1954.
CLC women suffer lapse
The Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team played one game, but two different teams showed up Friday to take on the Iowa Lakes Community College Lakers Friday in the CLC Classic.
Warriors squander lead, settle for tie
It ended the way it started -- with a tie.
Grizzlies still searching for win
CROSBY -- Brandon Laffin and Brian Burman each scored goals for the Crosby-Ironton-Aitkin Grizzlies in their 7-2 non-conference boys' hockey loss to the Mesabi East Giants Tuesday.
The Minnesota Twins signed three players to minor-league contracts on Thursday: left-handed pitcher Kevin Tolar, left-handed pitcher Aaron Fultz and first baseman Juan Diaz.
Warrior girl Alpine skiers take fourth, boys finish fifth
LUTSEN -- Brainerd Warrior Alpine ski teams received a preview of what Section 7 competition could look like in Thursday's Cook County Invitational at Lutsen.
BHS grad glad to be playing on 'a great team'
Rumors about Glen Mason leaving Minnesota start swirling every time a head coaching vacancy arises at a prominent Division I football factory.
Raiders can't catch Lakers
The Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team's play in the final three minutes of Friday's game against the Iowa Lakes Community College Lakers resembled the movie "The Fast and Furious."
'We were a team, we had no stars'
After 50 years it remains the greatest accomplishment in the history of Brainerd Warriors athletics.
Stumpf, Korf lead Pioneers
MAPLE LAKE -- Emily Stumpf scored 22 points and Becky Korf added 11 points and 18 rebounds as the Pierz Pioneers pounded Maple Lake 51-33 in Central Minnesota Conference girls' basketball Thursday.
Mauer brothers to conduct hitting clinic at Concordia University
St. PAUL -- Twins catcher Joe Mauer, along his older brothers, Jake and Bill, will conduct a hitting clinic at Concordia University's Gangelhoff Center in St. Paul Jan. 18.
BHS girls win ugly
If nothing else comes from Thursday's Central Lakes Conference girls' basketball game, at least the Brainerd Warriors showed they're great at winning ugly.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Valvoline Instant Oil U-12 girls' hockey team lost to Bemidji in the consolation championship game of the Cragun's U-12 and U-14 tournament last weekend.
Oyster picks up 170th career win
PARKERS PRAIRIE -- Jared Oyster's 8-2 decision over Ben Arvidson at 140 pounds gave him his 170th career victory in helping the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders defeat Parkers Prairie 59-17 in Park Region Conference wrestling Thursday.
Honek reaches 1,000 in victory
STAPLES -- Michelle Honek of the Staples-Motley Cardinals reached 1,000 career points with 26 in a 59-51 Mid-State Conference girls' basketball victory over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers Friday.
Deyo, BHS vault past Alex
For close to a year, Brainerd Warriors gymnast Lauren Deyo has worked and labored on her vault routine.
Flyers' Tabatt tallies all-around win
LITTLE FALLS -- Shae Tabatt won the balance beam, floor exercise and captured the all-around as the Little Falls Flyers gymnastics team fell to the Sartell Sabres 128.75 to 122.825 Thursday in Central Lakes Conference action.
Rangers hope Scull can maintain high-scoring ways
If Tyler Scull begins the new year like he finished the last the Crosby-Ironton Rangers will be difficult to beat.
Area events Friday
Area events Saturday
BHS coach wins No. 100
RICHMOND -- Morgan Shepherd had two goals and goalie Jake Carlson stopped 24 shots and collected an assist as the Brainerd Warriors defeated River Lakes 6-1 in Central Lakes Conference boys' hockey Thursday.
'She gets down the floor faster than anyone I've seen'
When told she was the female athlete of the week, Angel Adams paused.
Alexandria wins 10th straight against Brainerd
ALEXANDRIA -- The Alexandria Cardinals swimming and diving team maintained its dominance over the Brainerd Warriors with a 106-80 victory in Central Lakes Conference action Thursday.
Cardinals march to triumph over Rangers
CROSBY -- If the Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' basketball team is in need of a slogan it could steal the U.S. Army's.
MLB should take a look in the mirror
4,256 career hits.
Huskies bury Verndale
VERNDALE -- Joe Kavanaugh led all scorers with 22 points and Travis Dixon added 17, helping the Pillager Huskies past the Verndale Pirates 85-46 in Park Region Conference boys' basketball Thursday.
BHS floor hockey team drops season opener to Dakota United
APPLE VALLEY -- Dakota United defeated the Brainerd Warriors adapted floor hockey team 2-1 Thursday.
Ari Lofrano won the balance beam, floor exercise and all-around to lead the Brainerd Warriors junior varsity gymnastics team past Alexandria 128.10 to 112.30 Thursday.
Pillager perfect against Pequot
PEQUOT LAKES -- Joe Kavanaugh recorded his eighth double-double, collecting 16 points and 13 rebounds, to lead the Pillager Huskies to a 57-52 non-conference boys' basketball victory over the Pequot Lakes Patriots Friday.
Visions of '04 start at the digital kiosk
While many people kick off the new year counting calories, technology writers feel compelled to spend the first day of every year guessing what will unfold for information tech during the remaining 364 days. We pretend we are peering into the future, though we know the crystal ball typically reflects the past.
A year of new paths, features
Innovation flowered online this year, some three years after dot-coms started dying in the wake of the Internet investment bubble bursting. Here is a short list of what Web Watch considered some of the hottest Internet services in 2003, along with their new or improved features:
Cool new Web site will help you keep it cool
What's cooler than a book about what's cool? How about a really cool Web site about cool?
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly sunny west. Cloudy east. Patchy morning fog west. Scattered flurries northeast. Highs in the lower 20s east to the 40s southwest.
State forecast for iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the 20s.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Cloudy. Areas of fog west. A chance of light snow
Look out below
Weather drawing by Seth Handy of Jan Wilcox's kindergarten class at Lowell school.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for North Dakota
.This afternoon...Cloudy east...Partly sunny elsewhere. Highs from
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Cloudy this morning...Becoming partly cloudy during the
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter weather advisory for lake effect snow today near lake michigan from kewaukee county south...
Weather drawing by Kaylin Cherne of Mrs. Smith's first grade class at St. Francis school.
State forecast for minnesota
.Today...Mostly cloudy with some flurries. Highs from 10 above
Wisconsin state forecast
This afternoon...Cloudy. A chance of light snow or flurries mainly east. Highs in the 20s to around 30.
State forecast for north dakota
.Today...Mostly cloudy. Highs from 5 above far northeast to around 30 far
Cold snap continues in Northeast; mild weather in West
Bitter cold weather continued to grip the Northeast on Saturday, while mild weather was coming to the West.
LAKES AREA SENIOR
On behalf of the Brainerd girls' hockey team, we would like to say thanks for the many generous donations we received for our Holiday Tournament and to the parents for all their time and effort. Without all of you we couldn't ma
The Brainerd Family YMCA will be offering an American Heart CPR and a bloodborne pathogens course. The CPR class will meet from 6:15-9:15 p.m. Tuesday. This course includes CPR for infants, children and adults. Cost is $40 for YMCA members and $45 for community members.
Pinetree Patchworkers will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Lord of Life Church in Baxter. Program: wool applique/felting by Sue Conway. Working meeting will be 9 a.m Jan. 20 at First Presbyterian fellowship hall.
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