Getting into the Spirit
Word of mouth is helping a new spa grow in northwest Brainerd.
BAXTER -- Steve Gatton joined Nystrom & Associates Limited, a Christian-based counseling clinic in Baxter, as its outpatient clinic director.
Christmas Point Wild Rice closing mall doors
With its eclectic offerings for the home and creaking wood floors, Christmas Point Wild Rice had been part of the Westgate Mall's retail center for 15 years.
Honor students named at CLC
Central Lakes College has awarded 647 students academic honors for the 2003 fall semester. The following students were placed on the President's List, with grade point averages between 3.75-4.0.
Pets of the Week
Blackie is a black domestic long hair male adult cat. He is loving and affectionate.
As we look out the window at the gently falling fluffy snowflakes, we are reminded how each snowflake is unique. Every one is different from the other. So it is when we look at our partnerships. Each Kinship mentor and each junior partner bring special unique qualities to their partnerships.
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
WALKER -- Two Cass Lake residents charged in connection with a vehicle running over and killing Joseph Jake Vos on Fox Creek Road Aug. 15 pleaded not guilty in Cass County District Court.
1. Call to order
Four R's will help when it comes to passing
QUESTION: I think many people must have a death wish. I see them passing in no passing zones even after missing safe opportunities prior to that. It seems they wait until it is danger
The Little Falls School Board will not meet Monday.
7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Medical Center (Open). Call Bill at 829-3801.
Victims of clergy abuse
This was Brainerd
JANUARY 18 - 60 years ago (1944) - Approximately 244 lakes in the Brainerd area were stocked with game fish by the state fisheries department in 1943.
Thousands of anglers bundle up and head to Gull Lake
Ed Vobejda found himself in an unusual situation Saturday. Despite having been at 12 of the previous 13 Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganzas, Vobejda for the first time dropped a line down a hole.
The Crow Wing County Human Rights Commission will present its first human rights award at 1 p.m. Monday at the Crow Wing County Courthouse.
Franklin Junior High School staff members knew their art teacher was a diva, but now they have proof. Read more about Lea Anderson's upcoming television appearances in Monday's Dispatch.
LUVERNE -- Bonnie Jordahl, 86, of Luverne, Minn., died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at Luverne Community Hospital. Bonnie will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Jon "Dick"
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Charles A. Mertens
BECKER -- Charles Anthony Mertens, age 38, Becker, formerly of Staples, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, near Baudette, Minn. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monda
Frank T. Threatt
Frank T. Threatt, age 90, resident of Brainerd, died of pneumonia Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center. He had been an area resident since 1974. He served in the U.S. military for four yea
Donald J. Edwards
FAIRMONT -- Private family funeral for Donald J. Edwards, 80, of Fairmont was held Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont with burial with full military honors following at Lakeside Cemetery. Donald passed away Saturday afternoon, January 10, 2004, at his home in Fairmont.
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Why has the occult become so ingrained and imbedded in society today? Even The Dispatch used it in the Dec. 30, '"What's in Store" and used a crystal ball! Just because it's more common doesn't mean we have to accept it because those of us who believe otherwise still have God's common sense to discern, though it's strong, we don't have to go with the flow! Amen!
Mystique is part of the walleye equation
Why aren't the fish biting?
DNR plans strategy for 2004
ST. CLOUD -- DNR officials, representatives of other state agencies, private businesses, stakeholder groups and private citizens convened here Jan. 9-10 for the annual DNR Roundtable.
Record high numbers of seven different birds seen at Christmas Bird Count
"Let's see," I said to myself. "Bird books, binoculars, film, camera, cheese, crackers and, of course, a container of amaretto truffles. I'm ready.
No positives were found in tests of 1,160 wild deer harvested during the 2003 firearms season, the DNR announced.
Shelly Munson and Gerald Sandberg Jr. were married Oct. 25, 2003, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes with Pastor David Stevens officiating.
Amanda Moser and Ryan Ranweiler were married July 19, 2003, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor David Holte officiating.
Jamie Vande Brake and Bryan E. Anderson announce their engagement. Parents are Al and Gloria Vande Brake, Fort Ripley, and Steve and Lynnae Anderson, Edina. A July 24 wedding is planned at First Presbyterian Church in Brainerd.
We would like to thank Brainerd High School basketball coaches Urbanek, Jordan and the remainder of the present coaching staff, the team and their parents for spear-heading the 50-year celebration commemorating the 1954 State Basketball Championship. The recognition of that team during halftime of the Rocori vs. Brainerd game and the post game party in the cafeteria was great.
Debra Balzer and Robert Plagemann were married June 28, 2003, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Jim Almquist officiating.
Sara Anderson and Shawn Juers announce their engagement. Parents are Dave and Renee Anderson, Pequot Lakes, and Shiela Juers, Havre, Mont., and Robert Juers, Tampa, Fla. A July 31 wedding is planned at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes.
Sheri Crosgrove and Tony Schaefer announce their engagement. Parents are Mrs. Sheryl Tollefson, Nisswa, and the late Shorty Crosgrove, and Ted and Robyn Schaefer, Nisswa. An April 17 wedding is planned at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church.
Beth Dettbarn and Mike Rhode were married Sept. 27, 2003, at St. Francis Church in Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Scull, Rangers blast W-DC
WADENA -- Tyler Scull scored 27 points and Tony Zontelli added 22 to lead the Crosby-Ironton Rangers to an 87-72 Mid-State Conference victory Friday.
Pioneers win fifth straight
PIERZ -- Emily Stumpf and Mel Waytashek both scored 13 points as the Pierz Pioneers plowed past the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles 48-38 in Central Minnesota Conference play Friday.
A true diaper dandy
For possibly the first time in his life, Jim Bentson was speechless.
Honek leads Cardinals to state ranking
There aren't many things that change Michelle Honek's facial expression.
Warriors Nordic skiers fall short against top-ranked Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS -- It took the best to beat the Brainerd Warriors boys' and girls' Nordic ski teams Friday as both teams placed second at the Grand Rapids Invitational.
Bantam A team wins Fitterer tourney
The Brainerd Bantam A hockey team won the Cragun's Invitational/Jason Fitterer Memorial tournament Jan. 9-11 at Brainerd Area Civic Center and Gold Medal Arena.
ST. JOSEPH -- The 1987 College of St. Benedict volleyball team, coach by Crosby-Ironton High School graduate Carol Howe-Veenstra, will be inducted into the Blazers Hall of Fame Jan. 24.
Arns guides BHS past Tech
ST. CLOUD -- Megan Arns led the Brainerd Warriors with 16 points in a 38-34 Central Lakes Conference win over the St. Cloud Tech Tigers in girls basketball action Friday.
W-DC's Neu putting hurt on opponents
Tyler Neu is at full strength.
Olson receives Fitterer Award
Drew Olson is the 2004 recipient of the Jason Fitterer Memorial Award.
Lickteig's two goals propel Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- Mikael Lickteig scored two goals for the Little Falls Flyers boys' hockey team for a 3-1 non-conference win over Prairie Center Friday.
Reunion of '54 team recalled a different era of BHS hoops
You had to get goose bumps.
Second half spree
GRAND RAPIDS -- Travis Krenske scored 17 points, including five 3-point baskets, as the Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team used a 52-point second half in a 90-72 triumph over the Itasca Community College Vikings in North Division play Friday.
Ailing CLC women fall
GRAND RAPIDS -- Undermanned and outgunned, the Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team fell to the Itasca Vikings 79-69 Friday in North Division play.
State forecast for Iowa
Rest of today...Cloudy...Clearing far north late. Highs in the
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter weather advisory until 10 am for parts of southwest and west central wisconsin...
State forecast for North Dakota
This morning...Patchy fog southwest...Scattered flurries south
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Decreasing clouds east...Mostly cloudy west. Scattered flurries northeast in the morning. Patchy fog west and south this morning. Highs from the mid 20s far northeast...To the lower 40s southwest.
Weather drawing by Dax VanSteenwyk in the Riverside School third-grade class of Mrs. Schirmer.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Scattered snow showers or light freezing drizzle central
Women of the Moose and Lodge will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lodge.
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