Undaunted, Ramona Darling turned a job layoff into an opportunity.
Nervig receives hospital award
Speculation revs up over Dondelinger's future
Speculation on the future of Dondelinger's Motor City location, 23 acres at the intersection of Highways 371 and 210 in Baxter, has been rampant.
Mississippi Horizons honors Students of the Month
Mississippi Horizons held an awards program Jan. 23 to recognize 1st Semester Students of the Month.
Honor-roll students in Pillager listed
The following students were placed on the honor roll at Pillager High School for first semester. The A honor roll recognizes students with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, and the B honor roll recognizes students with a minimum of a 3.0-grade point average.
Pequot Lakes honor-roll students listed
The following students were placed on the honor roll for the second quarter at Pequot Lakes High School.
Child in need
Has the winter weather got you down? Do you look outside and wish for warmer weather? Does your life need a breath of fresh air?
LITTLE FALLS -- Four people suffered minor injuries after a sports utility vehicle struck a Morrison County Sheriff's Department squad car parked on the road's shoulder, the State Patrol reported.
Please note that the board meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. to allow board members to attend the Sno Daze coronation if they wish.
The truth about seat belts and air bags
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Bryan and Gina (Larson) Barber, Baxter, a boy, Beck Johnathon, 5 pounds, 14 ounces, Jan. 7, 2004. Grandparents are Chris and Eugene Larson, Apple Valley, Cathy and Rick Finseth, Rochester, and John Barber and Sandy Larson, Brainerd.
A Bemidji man was arrested about 11 p.m. Tuesday after Remer Police and Cass County Sheriff's Department deputies stopped the vehicle the man was driving and seized more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.
7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Medical Center (Open). Call Bill at 829-3801.
Victims of clergy abuse
An unplanned life
Ken Anderson's resume, up to 1985, was rich and varied, but not exactly one that pointed toward a career in nonprofit social services.
For the love of Chocolate
Chocolate may be the candy of choice this month, but the 15th annual Chocolate Lovers Extravaganza had much more to offer than sugar.
National Hockey League All-Stars faced off in St. Paul Sunday. Read about the outcome in Sports Monday.
The Sertoma Clubs of Brainerd Scholarship Committee has voted to award its first Central Lakes College scholarship to Savannah Karasch of Brainerd.
North Long Lake out of the hole
As mysteriously as it appeared the black hole has vanished.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1984) - Terry Holm and Kathy Engen won the ninth annual Lumberjack Jaunt Cross Country Ski races at the Brainerd Country Club and Paul Bunyan Arboretum. Judson Weaver and Heather Koon paced the mini jaunt. All four champions are from Brainerd.
Test your chocolate trivia
* Energy source? A single chocolate chip provides sufficient food energy for an adult to walk 150 feet.
Lauren Seipp was crowned Miss Nisswa at the 32nd annual scholarship pageant Friday at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. Emily Wangstad was First Princess and Sara Langer was Second Princess and Miss Congeniality. Alyssa Anderson was crowned Little Miss Nisswa. The pageant was coordinated by the Nisswa Women of Today and sponsored by area businesses.
Stella M. Squires
PIERZ -- Stella M. Squires, age 95, of Pierz, Minn., formerly of Mora, Minn., passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at Pierz Villa.
Bert Hines, 80, Brainerd, died on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud.
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Verna H. Nelson
UPSALA -- Verna H. Nelson, age 83 of Upsala, Minn., passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minn. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Community Covenant Church in Upsala, Minn. Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Community Covenant Church in Upsala.
Ruth E. Walker
STAPLES -- Ruth E. Walker, age 97, of Staples, died Friday morning at the Staples Care Center.
The 1-14-04 Dispatch reported, "Mille Lacs Chief urges tribe to cling to its traditions and cultures." A few years ago a friend and I attended an Indian pow wow held at a small town (Ball Club?) east of Bemidji.
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What harried worker wouldn't admit to occasional thoughts of what life will be like when they reach the magic age of retirement? Ah, retirement! Waking up when you want to. Spending the day as you please. Your time is your own.
It's about time!
It was a slow train coming, but relief is on the way for Foothills State Forest. It was announced this week that trails where OHVs have been run in the area will be cut by about 240 miles -- good news that's about five years too late.
Avian flu almost certain to hit Minnesota
Down with the flu? While some folks are wishing they had gotten around to getting a flu shot, others who did may still have their ears perked as international headlines shout, "Bird flu kills humans."
Personalities are 'there' more than folks realize
I would like to provide another viewpoint to Vince Meyer's article in the Jan. 25 Dispatch, whereby a lady angler at the Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza asked why local celebrities Al Lindner, Babe Winkelman, Gary Roach and Ted Takasaki were not on hand to greet her.
FISH TO RELAX? FISH TO CATCH FISH? Either way is OK
There was a time when many people ice fished to relax. But that has changed. Today's ice anglers have an intensity about them. Ice fishing "teams" mobilize and map out the lake bottom via high-tech depth finders. They drill holes by the dozens and hustle back and forth between them as they try to find crappies, walleyes, and sunfish. Nobody rests until fish are found, and if you can't find them, get moving.
State acts on state forests
A contentious land-use issue has arisen in recent years between those who walk and those who ride.
Turkeys to be trapped and released in central Minnesota
Gary Nelson, DNR Winona area wildlife manager, said the goal is to trap about 70 turkeys this winter and transplant the birds in Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, Morrison County and the Snake River State Forest. More birds might be trapped and transplanted elsewhere.
Janelle Green and Ryan Menzel were married Aug. 9, 2003, at First Baptist Church in Baxter with Pastor David Grotzke officiating.
Janet Waara and Charles Andres were married Jan. 1, 2004, at the Radisson Suite Hotel in St. Cloud with Judge Richard Jessen officiating.
Jill Redebaugh and Jesse Harvey were married Oct. 4, 2003, at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Nisswa with Deacon David Craig and Pastor John Linde officiating.
Clarence and Alexia Cripps will celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 15 at St. Mathias Park. No gifts please. The event is hosted by their family.
Belva L. Mehaffey recently celebrated her 102nd birthday Jan. 13 with her family at Woodland Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
Stephanie Turk and Chad Weik were married Jan. 3, 2004, at The Grove at Silk Purse Ranch in Las Vegas with the Rev. Phil Larimore officiating.
Clara Martha Demmers recently celebrated her 100th birthday with her family at the Woodland Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Brainerd. She was born Feb. 1, 1904, in Roosevelt Township near Brainerd. Although she traveled extensively, she never lived more than 12 miles from the site of the log cabin where she was born.
Last line of defense
Aaron Jorgensen wants to play all the time.
Warriors use late charge to top Fergus
Who was going to grab the momentum?
Lindsey Green isn't a typical girls' basketball center.
From the time they could dribble a basketball and throw up a two-handed set shot, Joe Bueckers and Micah Johnson were teammates.
Mowers, Courts, Schuety lead Lake Christian
FRIDLEY -- Ben Mowers poured in 30 points, Brandon Courts added 20 and Jesse Schuety 16 for the Lake Region Christian School Hornets in an 83-82 overtime boys' basketball victory over Woodcrest Friday.
The 15th North Central Speedway car show is scheduled April 2-3 at Westgate Mall.
Lumberjacks chop down Warriors
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Lumberjacks dealt the Brainerd Warriors their first loss in their last seven games with a 7-3 victory in non-conference boys' hockey Friday.
Playing the percentages
When a team is primarily shooting layups and free throws, basketball can be a relatively easy game.
Andres notches 100th career win for Pioneers
KIMBALL -- Pierz's Tony Andres scored a technical fall over Kimball's Chris Barthe to earn his 100th career victory as the Pioneers defeated Kimball 62-12 and Albany 45-25 in wrestling Friday.
Smetana, Rangers earn key victory
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers girls' basketball team received 16 points from Whitney Smetana and 13 from Kim Rosecrans and Angel Adams to down Park Rapids 55-48 in a key Mid-State Conference game Friday.
BHS grad steps up to the mic
"Starting for the Western Conference All-Stars, at center, No. 9 of the Dallas Stars, and former Minnesota North Star, Mike Modano."
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny east and partly cloudy west. Highs from the teens east to the near 40 far southwest.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny...With increasing clouds from the west during
Wisconsin state forecast
This afternoon...Scattered light snow showers or flurries southeast and north ending this afternoon...Then partly sunny. Highs from the mid teens to mid 20s.
Weather drawing by Ronald Hagedorn of Ms. Suska's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs mainly in the teens.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered flurries in the morning.
Duplicate bridge scores are as follows: Dale and Helen Dickie, 40.5; Mary J. Janacek and Betty Swart, 40; and Ann Richardson and Clifton Johnson, 39. Duplicate bridge is played at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center.
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