The Aitkin Rental Center, owned by Vern and Terry Watters, has been named 1999 Outstanding Business of the Year by the Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce.
World travelers join Russell and Herder
It's nothing like they imagined.
Intercon 1 of Aitkin, a division of Nortech Systems, recently achieved certification under ISO 9002, an internationally accepted system of quality standards. It is the third of Nortech Systems' divisions to receive quality certification. The other two are in Bemidji and Merrifield.
Keep from burning up over energy costs
NEW YORK -- The surge in home heating oil and natural gas prices this winter is making many homeowners think about energy costs for the first time in years. Even though many people use energy-efficient appliances and have insulated their homes, utility and heating oil bills are becoming unpleasantly high.
NBC leads the way with richer viewers, Internet users
NEW YORK -- ABC, CBS and NBC are running neck-and-neck in the battle for viewers this season, but NBC can claim a clear edge in two categories crucial to the business of television.
Northwest recognized for turbulence avoidance system
MINNEAPOLIS -- A computerized system developed by Northwest Airlines to help pilots plot and fly around relatively localized areas of turbulence has received special recognition by Air Transport World magazine.
What role does debt play in stock prices?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Now that Chairman Alan Greenspan has discoursed on the subject of investor debt, it is likely to enter the daily dialogue of what's right and what's wrong with the marketplace.
Conservatives propose Presbyterian Church breakup
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Two bills sent to a June legislative assembly propose a formal split in the 3.6 million-member Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the denominational news service reports.
King's Academy caters to kids
King's Academy, an educational and fun Christian after-school program, is a resource at First Presbyterian Church in Brainerd that Pastor Ronald Green would like more families to take advantage of.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church will have its annual meeting following the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. At that service the youth group will take a "Souper Bowl" collection that will be given to the Soup Kitchen. Call the church for more information at 829-3834.
Miracle approved for Blessed Katharine Drexel
PHILADELPHIA -- Constance Wall wept as she described how her daughter's deafness was cured after her family prayed to Katharine Drexel, but laughed when someone asked how clear the child's hearing really is.
As the band All Weather Human fired up its rendition of "Open the Eyes of My Heart," Brainerd lakes area teens jam-packed Tornstrom Auditorium to standing room only for the 15th B.A.Y. Rally on Wednesday night.
Bid made to allow Bible education in public schools
Potentially, the very end of 1999 could prove to be the most important moment since 1963 in terms of what young Americans know about the Bible, the most formative book of Western civilization.
DEER RIVER -- A Deer River man died Friday in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 2 and County Road 8.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 500.
Brett and Kelly (Roman) Peterson, Brainerd, a girl, Emma Louise, 7 pounds, 14.5 ounces, Jan. 4, 2000. Grandparents are Charles and Janet Roman, Minneapolis, and Glen and Darlene Peterson, Brainerd.
A two-car accident Tuesday night on County Road 16 north of Pequot Lakes left the drivers hospitalized.
Craig P. Brandon, 33, and Hope K. Linn, 23, both of Pine River.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 186, a year ago 38.
WALKER -- Judge Paul Benshoof has denied Joel Allen Barrick's motion to reduce his 48-month sentence to the men's correctional facility at St. Cloud.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
MONDAY -- B-Poptart, cheese slice or yogurt, juice. L-Corn dog, macaroni/cheese, grn. beans, juice.
Wednesday -- 10 a.m., Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport Commission, Airport conference room.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Everett Hendrickson of Citizens State Bank was named "Boss of the Year" this week by the Brainerd Jaycees.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Dick Juillerat, Brainerd High School Boys' Basketball coach who is winding up his fourth season of guiding the Warrior cagers, has announced his resignation following the completion of this season.
New red shrub rose coming this spring
Rose lovers whose gardens are too shady for their favorite flower may find hope this spring in a new red shrub rose named Flower Carpet Red.
Concerns raised about biotechnology
A new millennium warrants weighty New Year's resolutions. These include: spend more time in the garden.
Enjoy backyard wildlife with a butterfly garden
The arrival of spring garden and seed catalogs reminds gardeners that spring is near and the fun of planning future flower beds begins.
Students perform 'Cinderella' with a twist
Not all fairy tales involve a handsome prince who marries a poor peasant girl and then rides off into the sunset on a horse to live happily ever after.
Groups say state-approved insurance plans ignore needs
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Critics of a pilot insurance program for smaller businesses said Friday the plan comes up short because it allows companies to escape covering crucial services such as prenatal care.
BCA still trying to track down guns missing from regional drug task force
WILLMAR (AP) -- Investigators are still looking for some guns that are missing from the evidence lockers of a regional drug task force, a top Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension official said.
The Crow Wing County Historical Society's museum will close Feb. 7-12 so artifact and collection processing tasks may be completed.
Minneapolis band to play for youths in Crosslake
CROSSLAKE -- The Minneapolis band Ace Troubleshooter will perform Saturday at the Winter Heat Wave at the Old Fire Hall in Crosslake.
Big dish to feed appetite for news
Dave Ward (left) and Joe Theison, employees with Tim's Tower Service of Sauk Rapids, were busy Thursday installing a microwave link signal dish on a tower near the Lakeland News building in west Brainerd. This dish will allow a direct feed from Brainerd to Bemidji. Previously, the Lakeland News crew had to travel to the Pillager transmitter site to transmit its information to Bemidji. Eventually, the news station will be able to transmit live broadcasts from Brainerd. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
PINE RIVER -- The Pine River American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor a 55 Alive refresher driving class from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the American Legion Club in Pine River.
U of M's Centennial Showboat burns on river
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Fire destroyed the University of Minnesota's historic Centennial Showboat less than an hour after workers who were fireproofing the $2 million restoration project had left for the day.
Ventura's next trip to include Little Falls
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura will take another two-day bus tour to promote his 2000 legislative agenda, this time through central Minnesota.
Jurors get Ture case
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Joseph Ture Jr. methodically killed three children after beating and shooting their mother more than 21 years ago in the family's rural Clearwater home, a prosecutor charged Friday.
Couple who fled with son returns to state
MINNEAPOLIS -- Prosecutors have worked out a deal with a couple who surfaced this week after nine months on the run with their 18-month-old son, a boy the parents say is the victim of a rare ''brittle bone'' disease, not child abuse.
More sex offender registration regulations proposed
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Sex offenders would face stiffer registration rules under legislation proposed Friday by the Katie Poirier Abduction Task Force.
'Unnecessarily personal' question could lead to test retakes
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Tenth-graders who were uncomfortable with the question on a one-question writing test this week will be able to take another exam, Christine Jax, the state's education commissioner, said Friday.
City woman wins $100,000
Ruth Laughlin, Brainerd, became the first person to win the Casino Buffet scratch game's top prize of $100,000.
Planners come to listen-- and hear plenty
They came to listen.
More tax cuts to come
ST. PAUL -- With a $1.6 billion cushion in the form of a projected budget surplus, legislators find themselves in the enviable election-year position of wrangling over how best to dispense the extra money.
Narrow vote in favor of lifting sign ban
A vote to lift the on-site sign moratorium could have went either way Thursday at the Highway 371 commercial development moratorium task force meeting.
Hoping for a miracle
What is there without hope?
Area lawmakers returning to St. Paul united against one-house body
Returning to the state Capitol, where a projected $1.6 billion state revenue surplus awaits them, area legislators are united on at least one issue -- opposition to a one-house legislative system.
Non-skaters can play on ice, too
So you want to play ice hockey but you skate like a cat with wax paper on its paws scooting across a linoleum floor.
There's no dancing around this responsibility
The next time there is a dance at school, volunteer to chaperon.
State to get heating fuel funds
WASHINGTON -- Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala told Minnesota lawmakers Friday that the state will receive its next installment from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program ahead of schedule.
Tax cuts, bonding projects ...
ST. PAUL -- With tax cuts and bonding projects to dole out in the legislative session beginning Tuesday, lawmakers will look for opportunities to claim the sometimes elusive two-to-one edge.
U.S. economy booming, but inflationary signs emerge
WASHINGTON -- The economy grew at a red-hot annual rate of 5.8 percent during the last three months of 1999, the government reported Friday. But inflation also showed signs of reawakening, triggering a wave of selling in the stock market in anticipation of vigorous interest-rate hikes by the Federal Reserve.
Ice storm leaves Atlanta area slick
ATLANTA -- A fresh layer of ice caused hundreds of traffic accidents around northern Georgia on Saturday as the region was slammed by a storm that had swept across the South with more than a foot of snow.
Kellogg earnings climb despite weak cereal sales, meet expectations
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Kellogg Co. said Thursday that its earnings rose in the fourth quarter despite cereal sales that have been weakening because of America's changing breakfast habits.
Super Bowl reflects the changing face of sports
ATLANTA -- In a way, the teams in the Super Bowl tell a story about the changing face of professional sports.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Kevin Greene, whose 160 career sacks rank him third in NFL history, announced his retirement, saying ''it's time to get off the train.''
What the Super hype is all about
AT STAKE -- National Football League Championship for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Bud heavy Baseball owners show unusual trust in handing power over to Selig
Meeting in Phoenix last week, major league owners gave Bud Selig, a noted consensus builder, more unilateral power than any commissioner in baseball history. It was an illustration of their trust in Selig to act with discretion but determination in correcting the revenue and competitive disparity -- and ultimately, perhaps, forging a new economic system with increased salary restraints.
Super Bowl trivia
Rams lead series 5-3
Blizzard of anticipation shrouds chilly Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) -- Hype and anticipation mounted in Atlanta -- for the Super Bowl, of course, and for a winter storm that took its time arriving.
Rose's lawyers meet with Selig's lawyer
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pete Rose's lawyers finally got a chance to make their pitch to baseball, not that it is likely to change his lifetime ban.
Lehman leads by a stroke
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Frost delayed a round and stranded players at the Phoenix Open for the third straight year without affecting the question of who's in control.
Kafelnikov breezes into final
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Defending champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov finally had to beat a top 15 player at the Australian Open. It was quick and easy.
What we don't know about Rams and Titans makes for super story
ATLANTA -- I love it that the St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans are in the Super Bowl.
Patriots hire Belichick as coach
FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft has learned the value of a good coach.
Davenport waltzes past Hingis for title
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- It was almost an amazing blowout. Then, it was almost a sensational reversal.
Cris Carter wins Man of Year award
ATLANTA (AP) -- Cris Carter of the Minnesota Vikings is the first recipient of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, honoring the memory of the league's all-time rushing leader.
What they meant to say
ATLANTA -- It was Cliche Clearance Day at the Super Bowl on Friday, with two head coaches and a commissioner parading in front of hundreds of reporters for the final time before the big game.
Super Bowl matchups
OPENING LINE -- Rams by 7 1/2.
George probably won't be back for Vikings either
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Cris Carter's constant complaining likely won't be aimed at the officials, opponents or Jimmy Hitchcock next season.
Tagliabue acknowledges worries about off-field violence
ATLANTA -- NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue sees off-field crimes committed by its players as part of a problem in society, not just in pro football.
LaVonne (Jungels) Irons
MAPLE GROVE -- LaVonne (Jungels) Irons, 51, Maple Grove, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at her home.
Geraldine M. Motzko
LITTLE FALLS -- Geraldine M. Motzko, 83, Little Falls, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
Dorothy E. Ripley
Dorothy E. Ripley, 88, 803 Wright St., Brainerd, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Lorraine Gravdahl, 81, Pequot Lakes, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Dorothy Jokela Svendsen
PEQUOT LAKES -- Dorothy Jokela Svendsen, 84, Pequot Lakes, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Lois R. Johnson
Lois R. Johnson, 78, Brainerd, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Leslie L. Johnson
DEERWOOD -- Leslie L. Johnson, 85, Deerwood, died today, Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center of Crosby.
Leslie L. Johnson
DEERWOOD -- Leslie l. Johnson, 85, Deerwood, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
William H. Beneke
DEERWOOD -- William H. Beneke, 75, Deerwood, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at the Candler Hospital in Savannah, Ga.
Zackary C. Taylor
LITTLE FALLS -- Zackary C. Taylor, 2, Little Falls, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at his home.
PIERZ -- Leo Swaser, 81, Pierz, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at his home.
Lonnie Russell "Russ" Anderson, 61, Brainerd, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at his home.
PEQUOT LAKES -- David Lofgren, 81, Pequot Lakes, died at his home.
Marjorie A. Olson
DETROIT LAKES -- Marjorie A. Olson, 77, Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes.
Lonnie 'Russ' Anderson
Lonnie "Russ" Anderson, 61, Brainerd, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at his home.
Irving D. Lingwall
GARRISON -- Irving D. Lingwall, 87, Garrison, died today, Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center of Crosby.
GARRISON -- Irving "Dutch" Lingwall, 87, Garrison, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
STAPLES -- Bertha Sliter, 90, Staples, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at Greater Staples Care Center.
J. Alfred 'Al' Dillan
DULUTH -- J. Alfred "Al" Dillan, 101, Duluth and Proctor, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at the Benedictine Health Center in Duluth.
A great wall in cyberspace
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Los Angeles Times:
Speed limits - Dispatch Editorial
A purely unscientific survey, based on two area drivers' commuting observations, indicates the fears of drivers creeping well above the state's speed limit of 55 mph on Highway 210 in Baxter may have been unfounded.
Need a great gift for that special someone on Valentine's Day? Try the American Cancer Society's Golf Pass 2000. The G
It wasn't HART that started the problem
"Heartland Animal Rescue Team, just what are you anyway?" If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me that question HART would be rich.
Give Elian U.S. citizenship
WASHINGTON--The phone rings: ''Your 6-year-old son has just been found in the ocean, shipwrecked, clinging to an inner tube. His mother drowned. He is now in a Miami hospital.''
They don't get it - Dispatch Editorial
The only possible criticism of Attorney General Mike Hatch's decision Monday to file suit against Publishers Clearing House is to question what took him so long.
The future: Where all of us are going
In the 21st century it seems everyone is a futurist.
Clinton's wish list
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Clinton's final State of the Union address was a tour de force of unfulfilled legislative dreams and projects. The chances of his getting favorable action on much of this fountain of legislation in the Republican-controlled Congress in a presidential election year may be slim.
Same old Baghdad
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Los Angeles Times:
Towers thwarting tweety
Did you know those convenient calls from your cell phone may be causing chaos for birds? Yes, while it wouldn't cross most people's mind, communication towers are thwarting Tweety.
Walleyes and northerns continue to bite on Gull, Round, Pelican, Edwards and North Long lakes. Use shiners or rainbows on a Buckshot Rattle Spoon in 35 to 40 feet of water during the day -- more shallow at night, 15 to 25 feet. Panfish are active on Upper Gull, Cullen, Margaret, Round and North Long. Use waxies or Eurolarvae for bait.
North Country calendar
6 -- Riceland Chapter -- Minnesota Deerhunters Association's antler measuring session, The Landing, Aitkin
It takes more than luck and money to catch fish
Fishing through the ice, be it for crappies, walleyes, northerns or sunfish, is a sport that all can enjoy -- rich or poor. But that doesn't mean everyone is exactly on an equal playing field. A few expensive goodies can make the fishing easier and better.
DNR's proposed perch limit has some northern resorters worried
BENA (AP) -- From inside their knotty pine lodge, John and Pam Humphreys watched another caravan of ice anglers drive off frozen Lake Winnibigoshish recently.
Secrets of the ice fishers revealed
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Gunslinger has the secret.
Just in time for the recent cold snap and snowfall hitting the state, Minnesota snowmobilers can now access the Minnesota DNR trail maps via the Internet. The snowmobile maps are in a format that is easily printed at home in color or black and white.
Warriors topple Lumberjacks
BEMIDJI -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team went home on Friday with a 65-58 non-conference win against the Bemidji Lumberjacks.
Miller found right formula
Carol Miller never was a classroom teacher during her coaching career.
CBIR purse increases
A portion of NHRA's record-breaking single-season purse will strengthen the purse at the Colonel's Truck Accessories NHRA Nationals at the Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway this summer.
BHS gymnasts able to pick themselves up and beat Flyers
Perseverance, courage and humility are just some of the qualities it takes to be a gymnast.
Aitkin beats Onamia
ONAMIA -- The Aitkin Gobblers girls' basketball team defeated the Onamia Panthers 61-40 in Great River Conference action Thursday night.
Brainerd girls edged by Rocori
ROCORI -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team lost another close game as they were defeated by the Rocori Spartans 40-38 in a Central Lakes Conference game Thursday night.
CHOICES OF THE DISPATCH'S 'EXPERTS'
Dispatch Sports Editor
Wolves' road trip ends with loss to Spurs
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs spoiled the end of Minnesota's road trip.
Pequot fights off PR-B challenge
PEQUOT LAKES -- The best team in Class AA girls' basketball received a reality check but held on to win 59-51 Friday night.
PR-B breaks 100
PINE RIVER -- The 10th ranked Pine River-Backus Tigers hit triple digits against the Pequot Lakes Patriots 111-46 in a Park Region Conference game Thursday.
Raiders are agressive
VERNDALE -- The Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders buried the Menahga/Sebeka wrestling team 51-12 for a Park Region Conference win Friday.
BHS skiers place 2nd, girls 3rd in Grand Rapids meet
BIWABIK --The Brainerd boys placed second with 210 points and the girls placed third with 190 points at the Grand Rapids Invitational Alpine Ski meet held on Thursday.
Area events Saturday
Warriors score 8-2 floor hockey victory
WHITE BEAR LAKE --The Brainerd Warriors broke open a close game with six goals in the third period to defeat the White Bear Lake Bears 8-2 in Adapted Floor Hockey Thursday.
Gophers score WCHA win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) --Aaron Miskovich scored the game-winning goal in the second period, and John Pohl scored twice on power plays to lead Minnesota past Minnesota State 3-2 Friday night.
Even in defeat, Warrior wrestlers appear agressive
Looking down the program at the Brainerd-Willmar wrestling contest, you would never know the Warriors could even have a "seniors night."
The junior class at Staples-Motley invites fans to an old-fashioned hamburger dinner before Tuesday's boys' basketball game between the Brainerd Warriors and S-M Cardinals.
Peters leads Bemidji State into Division I
BEMIDJI (AP) -- R.H. ''Bob'' Peters has become as legendary in college hockey circles as his idols are in intellectual ones.
Aitkin wrestlers win twice
AITKIN -- The Aitkin Gobblers won both of their wrestling matches at the Aitkin triangular Thursday.
Raider women near clinching state spot
ELY --The Central Lakes College Raiders opened up a 17-point halftime lead and hung on for a 73-67 victory over Vermilion in Minnesota Community College Conference North Division women's basketball Friday.
Mertens score school-record 39 for S-M
PARK RAPIDS -- Jill Mertens put on a scoring exhibition Friday night, scoring a school-record 39 points to lead the Staples-Motley Cardinals to a 67-62 overtime win over Mid-State Conference rival Park Rapids.
C--I-A bows to Detroit Lakes 2-1
CROSBY -- The Detroit Lakes boys' hockey team defeated the Crosby-Ironton-Aitkin Rangers 2-1 in overtime in Mid-State Conference Action Friday
Staples gymnasts finish in third place
DETROIT LAKES -- The Detroit Lakes girls' gymnastics team took first place in the Triangular Meet at Detroit Lakes on Thursday. Staples took third with a score of 119.75.
Little Falls scores win over Rocori
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers boys' basketball team improved to 7-4 overall with a 58-46 triumph over the Rocori Spartans in a Central Lakes Conference battle Friday night.
Profiles of new members of Raiders' Hall of Fame
CLC men lose to Vermilion 94-64
ELY -- The Vermilion Ironmen raced out to a 44-19 halftime lead and cruised to a 94-64 victory over Central Lakes College in a Minnesota Community College Conference North Division men's basketball game Friday.
Minnesota Biathlon juniors (20 and under) and seniors will compete Saturday and Sunday at Camp Ripley.
Bypassing the need for extra phone lines
One of the low points of my summer is The Fax Crisis. I live on Fire Island, a vacation community rife with successful neighbors who for some reason can't afford fax machines for their summer homes.
The drag-and-drop deejay
WASHINGTON -- In the 1980s, hip-hop artists such as Kurtis Blow and Biz Markie began stitching together digitally recorded snippets called ''breakbeats'' for the floors of their dance tracks. It wasn't easy going. Hours were spent lining up the start and end points of looped grooves with pricey hardware and matching notes and tempos of intricate sonic collages.
Ethernet is changing dorm life
The proposed merger of America Online and Time Warner anticipates an age when high-speed Internet access is everything, a conduit for almost all of the entertainment, communications and information that people consume.
Tech support staffers answer the calls of the wired
Did you hear the one about the stressed-out fellow who rang tech support looking for the ''any'' key because his computer ordered him to ''Hit any key''?
PC prices are up, as in 'upgrade your current one'
With PC prices rising, you might want to rethink plans to replace your 4-year-old clunker with a new box.
Rules or no rules, have a healthy home computer setup
We all had a hearty laugh last week at the notion that government inspectors would be prowling our home offices.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 10 -2 clr
Around the nation
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Winter keeps its grip in South
Sleet and freezing rain fell in Tennessee and northern Georgia on Saturday, while rain showers dotted parts of the Southeast.
Around the world
Amsterdam 42 36 cdy
Weather drawing by Kayla Lauren Johnson of Mrs. Hines' third grade class at Baxter school.
Around the region
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Weather drawing by Randie Swanson in the Baxter School third-grade class of Mrs. Pelto.
Today -- Sunny. Highs upper 20s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows 5 to 10 above. Light south wind.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Lisa Harrington and Andrew Utter were married on Sept. 18, 1999, at Grace United Methodist Church in Pequot Lakes with Pastor Dan Doughty officiating.
Students of Semester listed
The following students were recently named Students of the Semester for the first semester at Brainerd High School:
Jackie Riewer and John Lenk announce their engagement. Parents are Jerry and Maryann Riewer and Ed and Lynn Lenk, all of Staples. A July 22 wedding is being planned.
Churches no better than bar when it comes to finding mate
DEAR ABBY: The letter from ''In Limbo in Washington'' prompted me to write. I, too, was widowed suddenly several years ago. Because of my strong church upbringing, I mistakenly believed that a church would be a safe place to meet stable, good ''Christian'' men.
Tonia Timm and Todd Manion were married on Nov. 20, 1999, at St. Leo's Catholic Church of Minot, N.D. with Father Christ B. Walter officiating.
Duplicate bridge is played at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Lakes Area Senior Activity Center. North-South: Mark Anderson and Clayton Haglin, 74; and Ray Norrgard and Bill Black, 60.5. East-West: Don Rasmussen and Gordon Becker, 77.5; and Dale and Helen Dickie, 61.5.
Sara Martin and Merle Berry were married on Aug. 14, 1999, at Mildred Bible Chapel of Backus with Pastor Earl Eveland officiating.
Surprise open house
Lardy Johnson will celebrate his 90th birthday with a surprise open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Log Cabin in Brainerd.
Once again the Brainerd Jaycees have done it in style. The $100,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza was a huge success thanks to the thousands of hours put in by this tireless group. If you were a participant in this year's event, you
7 p.m. second Thursday at Brainerd Elks Club (ages 21-39). Call: 829-3316 or 828-9598.
Dreaded water marks
Dear Heloise: Years ago, you printed a hint about getting rid of water marks on wood furniture.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oscar-winning director Sydney Pollack took a tumble on a bicycle and broke his hip, his production office said.
Bethany Good Samaritan Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Lakes Country Apartments dining room, 1953 S. 7th Street, Brainerd.
Back of pickup no place for dog
DEAR ABBY: I just finished reading the letter about the husky dog who jumped from the back of a pickup truck into traffic. Here is our story:
Lori Wutzke and Paul Swanson announce their engagement. Parents are LaVona Wutzke, Brainerd, the late Bill Wutzke, and Pat and Dean Swanson, Andover. No wedding date has been set.
Lisa Woodhouse and Ross Wieber announce their engagement. Parents are Gene and Rachel Woodhouse and Gary and Barb Wieber, all of Red Wing. Grandparents are Lloyd and Elinore Duda, Brainerd, and Herb and Norma Woodhouse, Pillager. An April 15 wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church of Brainerd.
Dogs get diabetes, too
Dear Readers: Early last year, our beautiful 10-year-old miniature schnauzer, Savvi, was not quite herself. She seemed to be getting a little thinner. So we took her to our veterinarian for her regular checkup and mentioned our concerns. After an examina tion and blood tests, she was diagnosed with diabetes.
Annette Ross and Kyle Przybilla were married on Sept. 18, 1999, at First Baptist Church of Brainerd with Pastor David Grotzke officiating.
Caryn Curtis and Jake Hollingsworth announce their engagement. An April 8 wedding is planned at Crosslake Lutheran Church.
With the military
Air Force Airman Shawn R. Dwire, son of Donna Dwire, Pine River, and Neil Dwire, Backus, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Shannan Gilman and Jacob Thiel announce their engagement. Parents are John and Patricia Gilman, Brainerd, and Karl Thiel and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Shaw, all of Minneapolis. A Feb. 12 wedding is planned at Emmanuel Christian Center of Spring Lake Park.
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