Students at Emily Charter School took part in the 2002 Youth Awareness Poster Contest sponsored by the Lakers Lions.
MINNEAPOLIS(AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 120, a year ago 113.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimate: 200. Last Monday: 366. Year ago Monday: 427. Friday actual: 224.
HACKENSACK -- Four people were injured in a two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 371, two miles north of Hackensack at 11:33 p.m. Sunday, the State Patrol reported.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a kitchen fire on First Avenue Northeast at 12:51 a.m. today.
Mayo Clinic scientists pursue pill to postpone valve replacement
WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of Americans face the heart valve replacement that Sen. Bob Graham underwent last week, open-heart surgery that is likely to increase dramatically as the population ages.
This was Brainerd
FEBRUARY 3 - 40 years ago (1963) - A situation has developed between the city of Brainerd and Crow Wing County. The problem is that the county has agreed to pay $3,000 to help defray municipal court expenses for 1961, but has never produced the check.
Prospective DeRosier jurors sworn in
Fifty-nine prospective jurors in the Joshua DeRosier murder trial were sworn in and instructed by Crow Wing County District Court Judge David Ten Eyck Monday.
Alleged sexual assault at Arctic Blast investigated
MILACA (AP) -- Mille Lacs County authorities were investigating an alleged sexual assault at a resort that was host to a charity fund-raiser sponsored by the Minnesota Vikings.
Tuesday's sports will focus on the area girls' basketball showdown between Crosby-Ironton and Staples-Motley.
Council holds lively open meeting law debate
Minnesota's Open Meeting Law again provided lively debate at Monday's Brainerd City Council meeting.
The Extra Credit column on Page 3A Monday should have said Aron Stumvoll was named to the fall dean's list at Concordia College in St. Paul.
The Brainerd High School cheerleading team took third place in the Minnesota Cheerleading Coaches Association state cheerleading competition Saturday at Concordia College in St. Paul.
Potlatch, Missota expect to finalize sale of mill Feb. 14
After wooing each other for months, Missota Paper Co. and Potlatch expect to close on the pending sale of the Brainerd mill on a day made for sweethearts.
The Cass County Board held its annual retreat Monday. Look for discussion details Wednesday in Neighbors.
Pay hike for school district custodians clears hurdle
Custodians in the Brainerd School District may be seeing a 3 percent wage increase over a two-year period in their 2002-04 contract.
Former Crow Wing County Sheriff Dick Ross reacted to a light-hearted comment made by Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, with the crowd of 400 who attended a retirement party Saturday at the Agape Christian Center. Guests roasted and honored Ross with stories from his 42 years of service in law enforcement in the county.
City approves agreement with BLADC
Brainerd funding for the Brainerd Lakes Area Development Corp. is set for 2003.
Nisswa man dies after snowmobile hits tree in field
NISSWA -- An 18-year-old Nisswa man died as a result of a snowmobile accident Saturday, Crow Wing County Sheriff Chief Deputy Irv Tollefson said this morning.
AIMING FOR EXCELLENCE
CAMP RIPLEY -- Col. Dennis Lord, executive director of the National Guard, knows all too well how important training is for soldiers to survive combat.
PILLAGER -- The Pillager Dollars for Scholars fund-raiser will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Pillager High School.
Riverside residents show concern
The annexation of five parcels of land along Riverside Drive has sparked a concern of more annexation and of assessments for the utility project expected to start this summer.
Council takes action to help Missota
In order to act as the conduit of federal dollars for the Missota Paper Co., the city of Brainerd adopted a residential anti-displacement and relocation assistance plan.
Pequot choir looking for a lot of singers
PEQUOT LAKES -- Are you a bit nostalgic for your high school choir days?
Catherine M. Eide
Catherine M. Eide, 82, Brainerd, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Louise M. LaFond
LITTLE FALLS -- Louise M. LaFond, 86, Little Falls, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
STAPLES -- Doris Vasecka, Staples, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at Staples Care Center.
Doris I. Vasecka
MOTLEY -- Doris Ida Vasecka, 81, Motley, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at Staples Care Center.
AITKIN -- Mary Alden Zuel, 78, Aitkin, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, of Lou Gehrig's Disease at her home.
Jerry E. Wallin
PEQUOT LAKES -- Jerry Edwin Wallin, 51, Pequot Lakes, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, in Nisswa.
William Handlos, 80, Brainerd, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at Staples Care Center.
Milton R. Berglund
AITKIN -- Milton R. Berglund, 88, Aitkin, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
ST. CLOUD -- Elsie Deal, 86, St. Cloud, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Rodger L. Rasmussen
MOTLEY -- Rodger L. Rasmussen, 62, Motley, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at home.
Marie A. Damrau
Marie A. Damrau, 51, Brainerd, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident.
Frances G. Lindquist
LITTLE FALLS -- Frances G. Lindquist, 88, Little Falls, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Theodore R. Allguire
ORLANDO -- Theodore Rowell Allguire, 36, Orlando, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003.
Edward W. Kmiec
MAUSTON, Wis. -- Services for Edward William Kmiec, 51, Grand Rapids, who died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, will be 11 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Crandel Funeral Home in Mauston, Wis. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery in Necedah, Wis.
BACKUS -- Brian Medenwaldt, 38, Backus, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
CROSSLAKE -- Eugene O'Hotto, 67, Crosslake, died at his home.
Pearl V. Doty
AITKIN -- Pearl V. Doty, 66, Aitkin, Fleming Lake, formerly of Minneapolis, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin.
Dale Aykens, 81, Brainerd, died today, Feb. 4, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Daryel Karjala, 56, Little Falls, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Eric A. Hardy
NISSWA -- Eric A. Hardy, 18, Nisswa, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003.
Louise M. LaFond
LITTLE FALLS -- Louise M. LaFond, 86, Little Falls, died today, Feb. 3, 2003, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
William A. Handlos
STAPLES -- William Arnold Handlos, 80, Staples, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at Staples Care Center.
Bruce A. Newman
BREEZY POINT -- Bruce Alan Newman, 54, Breezy Point, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at his home.
Union head no fan of Wal-Mart
I am writing in response to the article about the Wal-Mart Super Center being planned for Baxter. Wal-Mart tries to act like a good American company, but a look at the numbers proves they are not. Wal-Mart says they offer benefits, but the health plan they offer is so expensive very few of their employees can afford it.
Who writes Dispatch editorials?
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
I am really disturbed about all the information being reported about the National Guards being deployed from Camp Ripley and other surrounding areas. What about our own hometown Reservists who have gotten deploye
A recent writer told us of the "olden days" when a king would lead his troops into battle and the writer suggests that President George W. Bush do likewise since he was trained as a pilot while honorably fulfilling his military obligation.
This was Brainerd
FEBRUARY 4 - 20 years ago (1983) - The Brainerd School Board Committee recommended some dramatic changes in high school graduation requirements yesterday that, if approved, will have students cracking open a lot more textbooks.
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A great tragedy
NASA officials and law officers continued the grim task of collecting debris and in some cases human remains from the space shuttle Columbia today in an expansive search that stretched through eastern Texas and western Louisiana.
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It promises to be the best Valentine's Day gift the Brainerd area economy has ever received.
A soldier's wife shares her views
My husband, Kyle was among the 145 men and women from the 142nd Engineer Battalion that flew out of Camp Ripley for Fort Carson, Colo. After a brief period of training and readiness, they will be heading to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
With the military
Airman First Class Adam S. Vogt, son of Pat and Tracy McCalla, Baxter, and Scott Vogt, Alexandria, recently graduated from Air Force Basic Training. He is currently assigned to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for technical training. During his training, he will be certified as an F-16 crew chief. He will be stationed at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
Winona plant awaits word on local impact of shuttle tragedy
WINONA (AP) -- Officials at Cytec Engineered Materials were still waiting Monday to learn whether the Columbia tragedy would affect jobs or operations at the company's plant here.
Woman scarred by medical mistake takes on tort reform
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- For Linda McDougal, the mornings are the worst.
Pawlenty appoints Dianne Mandernach health commissioner
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty appointed Dianne Mandernach to lead the Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday.
Minneapolis resident was astronaut's cousin
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Not again.
South Dakotans hit the jackpot
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Thirty-three plant workers from Watertown, along with a husband of one of the workers, have claimed the winning ticket to half of Saturday's $101 million Powerball jackpot.
State budget deal begins to gel
ST. PAUL (AP) -- With Gov. Tim Pawlenty promising to correct Minnesota's short-term budget problem "one way or the other" this week, the Senate and House made progress Monday toward a compromise.
Pawlenty to state the state of the state
ST. PAUL (AP) -- There will be circumstances for pomp this week, as freshman Gov. Tim Pawlenty delivers his first state of the state address on Thursday.
Shuttle pilot was popular youngster in Duluth
DULUTH (AP) -- His classmates remember that the name seemed to fit.
Health care for state's poorest could see budget cut deep
BEMIDJI (AP) -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Republican House leaders have their eye on cutting a state-funded health insurance program to help solve a $4.56 billion budget deficit.
Body found in Fairmont identified as missing woman
FAIRMONT. (AP) -- A body found in a wooded area behind an auto parts store was identified as Cynthia Clark, a Fairmont woman who was reported missing two months ago.
Northwest planes could be used in Iraq
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Northwest Airlines planes could be used to transport troops and military equipment if the United States goes to war with Iraq.
Thin ice causing deaths and near-deaths
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The appeal of riding across a long stretch of frozen water or catching a few walleyes draws thousands of Minnesotans to lakes and rivers each winter.
Top-ranked Litchfield beats S-M boys
LITCHFIELD -- The top-ranked Class 2A Litchfield Dragons shot 61 percent from the field in a 70-46 victory over the Staples-Motley Cardinals in non-conference boys' basketball Saturday.
Brainerd Golden Glove boxers compete
Ricky Aulie of Crosby defeated T.J. Steward of Wadena in the 149-pound main event on a Golden Gloves boxing card at Checkers in Hewitt Saturday.
Raider women to face Rainy River and Hibbing
It's going to be difficult for the Central Lakes College Raiders men's and women's basketball teams to top last week's performances.
Brainerd girls end regular season with loss
The Brainerd Warriors girls' hockey team received a preview Saturday of what the Section 8, Class 2A playoffs might entail.
Raider men nip Norse at buzzer
The Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team is glad Deejay Mayfield is on its side.
Verndale girls win third; Pillager also logs victory
VERNDALE -- Raya Kern scored 23 points and had 18 rebounds as the Verndale Pirates defeated the Lake Region Christian Hornets 44-28 in girls basketball Monday.
Warrior gymnasts win conference title
SAUK RAPIDS -- The Brainerd Warriors had two of the top three overall finishers Saturday on their way to the Central Lakes Conference gymnastics championship.
Local sports shorts
Freshman Josiah Collins of Brainerd was honored by the Central Lakes Conference for his performance in swimming and diving Jan. 11.
Brainerd gymnasts Kathleen Lorenz and Katie Perpich helped the Warrior gymnastics team capture the Central Lakes Conference championship and earned individual honors as well.
Deep Dakota defeats outnumbered Warriors
The Brainerd Warriors were outnumbered on the program and on the adapted floor hockey court Saturday at Riverside Elementary School.
Hill City outscores Pillager boys
HILL CITY -- Mark Gaalswyk had 13 points and 11 rebounds in the Pillager Huskies' 48-37 Park Region Conference boys' basketball loss to Hill City Monday.
B-H/V wins wrestling tournament
PARKERS PRAIRIE -- Jared Oyster, Cullen Captain, Keith Bowman and Casey Finck went undefeated Saturday as Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale won the Parkers Prairie wrestling tournament.
Staples-Motley, C-I girls meet again
Before the Staples-Motley Cardinals swept the Section 8, Class 2A girls' basketball playoffs and went on to the state tournament, they faced a few roadblocks.
Shortest Warriors make largest impact
The three shortest Brainerd Warrior boys' basketball players made the largest impact Saturday at the Brainerd High School gym.
CLC women alone in second place
Goalie helps Warrior boys hold off Cloquet
In two pivotal Section 7, Class 2A boys' hockey games earlier this season the Brainerd Warriors surrendered third-period leads.
Effort by big men helps Gophers back into Big Ten race
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota forward Michael Bauer has his team's fortunes pretty much figured out.
Excitement of fans, Twins nearing fever pitch
MINNEAPOLIS -- With the weekend crowd at TwinsFest the biggest in 10 years, Minnesota Twins fans are as anxious for this season to start as they've been in a long time.
Short-handed Wolves win eighth straight home game
MINNEAPOLIS -- If the Minnesota Timberwolves seem accustomed to playing short-handed, it's because they are.
Second half promises to be difficult for team
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild started the second half of their season Monday, knowing it's going to be far more difficult than the first part.
Wild's Gaborik notches first All-Star goal
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Minnesota Wild right wing Marian Gaborik scored a goal and had two assists in his first NHL All-Star game in the West's 6-5 win on Sunday.
No. 15 Minnesota women rout Northwestern
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The 15th-ranked Minnesota Gophers showed that tough defense can bail out a sluggish offense.
Twins sign Jacque Jones to 2-year deal
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins left fielder Jacque Jones avoided arbitration by signing a two-year, $7.1 million contract on Sunday.
Minnesota state forecast
Wind chill advisory northwest this morning...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers in the black hills. A few flurries southeast this morning. A chance of light snow this afternoon central. Highs from around 20 north central...To the lower 30s southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny with highs in the teens north to mid 20s south.
Minnesota state forecast
Winter storm warning far southeast minnesota this afternoon and tonight...
Weather drawing by Shawn Junger in the Harrison School fifth-grade class of Mrs. Larson.
February brings first real snowfall of season to state
A broad swath of central and southern Minnesota was dealing with the first major snowfall of the season Monday, and it didn't come until early February.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Cloudy with a chance of snow west...Snow likely southwest. Increasing clouds east. Highs from around 5 above northeast...To the mid 20s southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Winter weather advisory for western iowa...Except the northwest corner...Today...
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with flurries. Temperatures steady or falling to 5 to 10 above east...And 10 to 20 above west.
Wisconsin state forecast
Lake effect snow warnings and advisories this morning for parts of the lake superior snowbelt...
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter storm warning today and tonight for portions of the north and central...
State forecast for North Dakota
Wind chill advisory this morning east...
Weather drawing by Kayla Kraemer of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
The Brainerd American Legion Post will serve baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggie and salad bar for $6.50 from 5:30 p.m. Wednesday until gone.
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