Mississippi Horizons lists top students
Here are the students of the month for Mississippi Horizons 2002-2003:
Wadena technical college announces Dean's List
Northwest Technical College Wadena has announced the Dean's List for the 2002-2003 Fall Semester. Those who qualify are students carrying a minimum of 12 credits for the semester, and who achieve a 3.50 to 3.4 grade point average.
Name set for Breezy school
PEQUOT LAKES -- Eagle View Elementary School is the name of the new school in Breezy Point.
Reading challenge to begin at Lincoln School
Lincoln Elementary School will launch its Read With Me: The 2002 Reading Is Fundamental Community Reading Challenge Monday.
Obesity in students targeted Brainerd School Board students new physical education program
Physical education aimed at keeping young people healthy for a lifetime beyond dodge ball was presented to the Brainerd School Board Monday night.
MINNEAPOLIS(AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 76, a year ago 148.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 28, a year ago 117.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle estimate: 800. Last Tuesday: 669. Year ago Tuesday: 767. Monday actual: 450.
U of M Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships program revamps Web site
The University of Minnesota's Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships program has a newly revamped Web site at www.regionalpartnerships.umn.edu.
Class set to offer tips in organizing photographs
Taking photographs is easy, but what do you do with them once they are developed? Many people throw them into boxes or trunks with the intention of organizing and labeling them someday. Somehow, someday never comes, until now. The Morrison County Historical Society is offering a photo labeling and storage class on Feb. 22. The class will cover the basics in archival storing of photos and proper labeling procedures. Shortcuts in labeling will be discussed for those who simply don't have time to label every photograph in their collections.
Miss Nisswa named
NISSWA -- during the 2003 Miss Nisswa Scholarship Pageant Friday at the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.
CLC hires two heavy equipment instructors
Central Lakes College in Staples has announced the hiring of two instructors due to unanticipated staff retirement.
Couple donates Lucy statue to park as memorial to daughter
WACONIA (AP) -- Right after Paul and Vici Scheuble made the winning bid for a statue of the "Peanuts" character Lucy last year, they told people who came up to congratulate them that the statue would be donated to a park in their hometown.
Retired dentist spreads Gospel as 'Binny the Clown'
CLOQUET (AP) -- With balloons and a benediction of bubbles, Binny the Clown shares a Gospel message.
Homeless shelters stung by budget cuts
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- One drives a bus for DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis. Another sells Krispy Kreme doughnuts in New Brighton. One works in an animal testing lab at the University of Minnesota and one is a gravedigger at Fort Snelling.
Numbers wiz Knoblach has his hands full this session
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Janet Knoblach recalls the day in December when she and her husband, Jim, heard just how big the state's budget deficit was -- $4.5 billion, with a "B."
CLC to offer drafting on Brainerd campus
Mechanical drafting and design, a Central Lakes College program previously offered only on the Staples campus, next fall also will be available to students on the Brainerd campus.
Olsons pin down business opportunity
BAXTER -- It all started back in 1984 with a few simple wooden pins shaped like hockey jerseys that were passed out to parents at a hockey tournament in Brainerd.
Taves receives Girl Scout recognition
WAITE PARK -- Jennifer Taves, a Senior Girl Scout from Wadena, has been selected for a 2003 Girl Scout Gold Award Young Women of Distinction.
Museum exhibit recalls the no-no's of yesteryear
WILLMAR (AP) -- Selling alcohol, watching movies on Sunday, and dancing are considered acceptable activities today, but were once outlawed or viewed as sinful in the past.
This was Brainerd
FEBRUARY 11 - 60 years ago (1943) - Agnes Bolstad, daughter of the Rev. O.L. Bolstad in Brainerd will go to Fort Carson, Colo., where she will be stationed with the U.S. Army Nurses Corps.
Dispatch readers shared their most memorable Valentine's Day stories. Look for their responses Thursday in Tempo.
Just two juror seats remain to be selected in the Joshua DeRosier murder trial.
The veteran and the youngster
The Kixters and several other Brainerd dance teams performed two shows at BHS Monday.
Rising jail population concerns Crow Wing County
With the jail population increasing since 1999 in the Crow Wing County jail and the minimum security facility at the Brainerd Regional Human Services building, the county is concerned.
On Page 1C in Sunday's Dispatch, the story on juggling should have stated that Youth as Resources awarded a grant to the "We Jugglers" group which promotes an anti-drug message. Brainerd Community Education and Youth Trax purchased the equipment used for the recent juggling community education class.
EMILY -- Emily Charter School will be hosting a Family Fun Night in celebration of "I Love To Read" month on Thursday.
The Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District Personnel Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Friday at the Ag Service Center, 512 C. St. NE in Brainerd to discuss personnel issues.
This was Brainerd
FEBRUARY 12 - 60 years ago (1943) - John Garvey, who is more popularly known as "Tracks" will be crowned King of Basketball at a pep fest next Friday. John, a senior, attends junior college where he especially likes trigonometry.
City could lose $1.8 million in aid
Brainerd could lose as much as $1.8 million in local government aid from the state under a proposal from the state auditor's office.
Board approves firing county worker
A person in the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department was fired Tuesday.
LARGE CROWD IN BAXTER GOES HOME EARLY
BAXTER -- A packed Baxter City Hall was nearly cleared of people within 10 minutes with a single motion of the planning commission.
School board hears good financial news
There was good financial news at the Brainerd School Board meeting Monday night, but there was also a sense that things could be more difficult this spring.
Jaycee fishing fest honored by state office of tourism
As the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza continues to grow in attendance and monies raised for charities, the Minnesota Office of Tourism has noted its success.
A Baxter couple has created a successful home-based business making buttons.
Corrections salary adjusted
Crow Wing County Corrections Supervisor Jerry Negen will earn more money than the individuals he supervises.
Two selected for jury here
Two people were added to the jury in the Joshua DeRosier murder trial Monday, bringing the total number of jurors selected to 10 -- six men and four women.
Kindergartner Samantha Ostman read by flashlight from her tent Monday in the Baxter Elementary School Media Center. Lined with tents and artificial trees, the children will be treated to the "outdoor" experience throughout the week by media center personnel Sandy Larson and Jennifer Pedersen during "I Love to Read Month".
Veronica C. Strack
CUSHING -- Veronica C. Strack, 93, Cushing, formerly of St. Cloud, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at Staples Care Center.
Mark A. Savaloja
DEERWOOD -- Mark Allan Savaloja, 45, Deerwood, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at home.
Margaret C. Hanson
AITKIN -- Margaret C. Hanson, 84, Aitkin, formerly of Minneapolis, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin.
Barbara E. Buchite
LONSDALE -- Barbara Ellen Buchite, 62, Lonsdale, formerly of Brainerd, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at home.
Amelia 'Mae' Gross
HARDING -- Amelia "Mae" Gross, 84, Harding, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at Pierz Villa.
Dorothy Albertson, 73, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at home.
Renalda J. Keil
Renalda J. Keil, 68, Brainerd, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
ONAMIA -- Donald Kegg, 69, Onamia, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, in Brainerd.
Clarence E. Gocken
ROYALTON -- Clarence E. Gocken, 86, Royalton, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
The Rev. Martin C. Eastman
WADENA -- The Rev. Martin C. Eastman, 87, Wadena, formerly of Oylen, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.
Anora L. Nelson
RICHFIELD -- Anora L. Nelson, 82, Richfield, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Anthony 'Tony' H. Gunnink
PRINCETON -- Anthony "Tony" H. Gunnink, 74, Princeton, formerly of Garrison, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at Fairview Northland Regional Hospital in Princeton.
Patricia M. Mix
Patricia Margaret Mix, 70, Brainerd, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
LaRae C. Tretter
REMER -- LaRae Corrine Tretter, 69, Remer, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2003, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
What it's all about
John Ward is known as one of the most dedicated teachers in the Brainerd School District.
I do not believe President Bush or Secretary of State Powell, in his Feb. 5 presentation at the U.N., made the case that Iraq poses an imminent threat to the U.S.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words.
The DNR appears to be backing off its plan to ban deer feeding for fear of offending the thousands of people who enjoy feeding deer in their backyards. That's bad news for the deer and for the people who enjoy watching them.
Osterholm defends smallpox plan
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota scientist who is a leading bioterrorism adviser to the Bush administration says he's not surprised some hospitals and health workers in Minnesota and elsewhere are reluctant to get smallpox vaccine.
Minnesota drops to eighth in state rankings of tax burdens
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Federal data shows the tax burden felt by Minnesotans has eased a bit, spurring another debate between Republicans and Democrats over whether taxes should be raised.
The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe elected Peter D. White as its new chairman, according to unofficial results.
Guns on docket in House panel
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The first major gun bill of the session blasted through its first committee stop Tuesday with no changes.
Pawlenty postponing budget release
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Round two of Minnesota's battle with a mammoth budget deficit -- expected to start Tuesday -- has been delayed by a week because Gov. Tim Pawlenty needs more time to put the final touches on his plan.
Probe finds lack of evidence of abuse by retired bishop
ST. PAUL (AP) -- An investigator found that sexual abuse allegations against retired Bishop Paul Dudley of Sioux Falls, S.D., are not supported by the evidence, officials of the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese announced Wednesday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- After a week of trying, Mille Lacs County authorities have started interviewing members of the Vikings organization about two alleged sexual assaults that occurred Feb. 2 after a charity fund-raiser.
One killed; two survive as bricks crash through roof of beauty salon
FERGUS FALLS. (AP) -- A Fergus Falls woman was killed and two other people were injured after bricks from a nearby building crashed through the roof of a beauty salon Monday.
Minnesota gasoline prices climb, following national trend
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gasoline prices have climbed across Minnesota in keeping with a national trend of higher energy prices, blamed on fears over war in Iraq, a general strike in Venezuela that has slashed oil production there and a cold winter.
The main natural gas line serving Silver Bay ruptured and exploded, and gas was burning off Tuesday in a field across Highway 61 from North Shore Mining.
Freshman leads Cardinal girls
STAPLES -- Freshman Kendell Spar led the Staples-Motley Cardinals with 18 points in a 58-37 defeat of the Perham Yellowjackets in non-conference girls basketball Monday.
Knowledge of course could help Femling at state ski meet
Knowledge of the course and past success is why Mark Femling won't increase the level of stress he's already feeling for his first state Alpine ski meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik Thursday.
Warriors find depth
The Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team is searching for offense to supplement leading scorer Megan Arns and they're looking for depth.
Local sports shorts
The Central Lakes Conference has honored two Brainerd Warrior athletes as performers of the week ending Feb. 8.
Area skiers compete in Vasaloppet
Brainerd area skiers competed in the Mora Vasaloppet Nordic skiing race Sunday.
Brainerd outscores Minnetonka/Wayzata
MINNETONKA -- Chris Jordan and Doug Ream each notched hat tricks as the Brainerd Warriors defeated the Minnetonka-Wayzata Lakers 9-1 in adapted floor hockey Tuesday.
W-DC, Pierz advance in section wrestling
WADENA -- The seventh-seeded Aitkin Gobblers defeated the No. 10 Ottertail Central Bulldogs 61-10 and then lost to the second-seeded Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 35-23 in the Section 7, Class 2A wrestling tournament Tuesday.
Rosecrans rounds up Huskies
CROSBY -- Kim Rosecrans scored 16 points in the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 46-32 non-conference girls' basketball victory over the Pillager Huskies Tuesday.
Sauk Centre nips W-DC in overtime
WADENA -- After beating the Little Falls Flyers 2-1 in overtime Saturday, the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to the Sauk Centre Mainstreeters Tuesday.
Pierz hopes to wipe out memory of loss to Pequot
The best area girls' basketball game is scheduled for a 7:30 tip-off tonight at Pequot Lakes.
Pequot boys fall by one to Northland-Remer
REMER -- Luke Schramm scored 22 points, Cody Nelson 11 and Andrew Christensen 10 in Pequot Lakes' 57-56 non-conference boys' basketball loss to the Northland-Remer Eagles Tuesday.
Brainerd boys bounce back with win over Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- Riding a difficult stretch of games and a two-game losing streak into Tuesday's matchup with the Little Falls Flyers, the Brainerd Warriors boys' hockey team needed a win.
Pierz ends Pequot streak
PEQUOT LAKES -- Pierz Pioneers girls' basketball coach Rick Sczublewski was adamant when trying to convince Pequot Lakes coach Bill Larson that the home court translated into six points.
Proctor rails Rangers
CROSBY -- Tyler Scull scored 16 points, Tony Zontelli 12 and Ryan Kuschel 11 as the Crosby-Ironton Rangers boys' basketball team endured another heart-breaking loss Monday to the Proctor Rails 68-64.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
MCCC powers meet in Brainerd
In Minnesota Community College Conference basketball, every game is big.
Wally lifts Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS -- Wally Szczerbiak is trying to ease back into things after missing 30 games in the first half with a toe injury.
Hanson named Vikes assistant
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Former Portland State assistant Randy Hanson will be the Minnesota Vikings' offensive quality control coach, filling out Mike Tice's staff.
Fernandez nets shutout
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Minnesota coach Jacques Lemaire didn't expect such sharp goaltending from Manny Fernandez.
On Friday from 5-11 p.m., the Relay for Life Team of the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center will host a family fun night at the Deerwood auditorium.
Kinship Partner plans children's ice fishing event, fund-raiser Saturday
Ernie's on Gull Lake and Kinship Partners have teamed up for a free day of ice fishing for area children from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Ernie's. All children participating will receive a free burger, fries and pop.
Cass sheriff discusses 10-year report
WALKER -- Cass County Sheriff Randy Fisher credits Leech Lake Public Safety Department's successful law enforcement on the reservation with diminishing the number of calls for service the sheriff's department recorded, especially the last two years.
Celebrating 100 years
Sagatun Lodge 1-018, the Brainerd Chapter of the Sons of Norway, will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Feb. 22 at the Brainerd National Guard Armory.
Kinship Partners hosts Escape Cabin Fever event Feb. 21
CROSBY -- Kinship Partners will host its sixth annual Escape Cabin Fever fund-raising event at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the White Hawk Supper Club on Bay Lake.
State exchange program finds homes for unusual items
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Need a 30-foot bridge, an unused barn, a ton of packing peanuts or 32,000 pounds of jelly?
Candelight ski at Kathio State Park may be walk event
Mille Lacs Kathio State Park will host its annual Candlelight Ski event from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday
A stream flowed from Lower Cullen Lake.
Arrow hits mark
Weather drawing by Jake Sepin of Ms. TeHennepe's fourth grade class at Backus school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from the upper teens northeast...To the mid 40s southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Winter weather advisory northeast late this afternoon and tonight...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from the teens northeast to the low 40s southwest.
Weather drawing by Courtne Rakow of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
Minnesota state forecast
Assorted winter weather and wind chill advisories today and tonight...
State forecast for North Dakota
Winter weather advisory statewide today...
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny. Highs from 10 above east to around 30 southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Wind chill advisory late tonight and early wednesday much of north and central...
Minnesota state forecast
This afternoon...Mostly sunny. Highs in the single digits above zero northeast to the lower 20s southwest.
State forecast for South Dakota
Winter weather advisory for blowing snow over northwest south dakota today...
Wisconsin state forecast
Wind chill advisory early this morning northwest...
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