Tumbleroos is opening March 1 in downtown Brainerd on Laurel Street between CatTales and E.L. Menk Jeweler.
Brian DeRosier, DeRosier and Associates, Brainerd, was recently presented with the 2003 High Achievement Award from Askar Corp. The award is presented to the individual with the highest percent increase of production for the year. DeRosier has been an independent registered representative of Askar Corp., Bloomington, since 1993.
Grant promotes financial literacy
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development was awarded a $42,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to offer a statewide financial literacy program in the Minnesota WorkForce Centers.
Child in need
While going through the list of youths who are on our waiting list, it was discovered that we have four youngsters who are 14 and are coming close to the time they will no longer be eligible to be on our waiting list.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 350. Last Friday: 704. Year Ago Friday: 299. Thursday actual: 410.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 154, a year ago 84.
The State Patrol responded to a multiple-vehicle accident about 8:15 a.m. Saturday on Highway 371, just south of Pequot Lakes.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
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Running for office is no sweat for some
It was the moment of truth for Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kerry. On the campaign trail in New Hampshire, he had just finished playing hockey with some former Boston Bruins.
Face transplants' benefits shadowed by drawbacks
Society may not be quite ready for the day when a dead person's face is recycled for the living -- but that day is coming nonetheless.
Savor a bite of chocolate
HOUSTON -- Indulge in that piece of chocolate. It may even be good for you, advises one expert, adding that the famous treat contains antioxidants that are thought to protect your heart from disease, though perhaps not relationships.
HELP for HOTHEADS: Anger management is the thing
Anger is practically a daily ritual of our lives. From traffic-choked freeways to the pop culture scene, it seems we can't get to work without someone flashing an inappropriate finger or to bed without witnessing the latest celebrity fit or fisticuffs on the Jerry Springer show.
Dark chocolate not only tastes good, it might be good for the heart, too
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's dark and rich, chocolate for the people who really love chocolate: Grown-ups.
Nisswa Winter Jubilee
Johanna Heidmann (right) and Moriah Benz added color to their snow sculpture Friday in Nisswa.
No mail to be delivered Monday
No mail will be delivered and the Brainerd Post Office lobby will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day.
James Chesebro and Joseph Kostreba were in college when news came that their lives as students were about to change dramatically.
Senior citizens seek positive changes for their center
It's been a tumultuous few months at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center in Brainerd, with the resignation of its executive director and apparent division on the board and with its members.
Families left behind have a place to turn for help
For those left at home during an extended military activation, emotions run the gamut.
The newly crowned Brainerd Manor Valentine's Day queen Rose Zacher was pinned by Dorothy Larson, assistant activities director, Friday. Every year royalty are crowned at the Brainerd Manor in honor of Valentine's Day.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1984) - Christy Smith and Ann Murphy of the Vacationland Figure Skating Club performed to the music of "New York, New York" this morning at the Brainerd Area Chamber of Commerce "Wake up to the Brainerd Area" Breakfast. The breakfast was held at the Brainerd Area Civic Center.
A Gull Lake seasonal resident has set a new United States flight record. Read about this story in Monday's Dispatch.
Ruth Schaeffer Jackson
MERRIFIELD -- Ruth Schaeffer Jackson, 82, Merrifield, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at Minnesota Masonic Home in Bloomington, Minn.
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Earl S. Peterson
AITKIN -- Earl S. Peterson, age 75, of Crosby died on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. He was born
Pawlenty's bioscience proposals fall short
This editorial was published in Wednesday's Rochester Post-Bulletin.
Today I got my Bush tax cut. It came in the form of a layoff notice from my employer. I was stunned to learn that our president supports off-shoring my job.
I would like to congratulate Brainerd's own David Hermerding for being honored as Minnesota Lawyer's Attorney of the Year.
Lighten up - Dispatch Editorial
Brainerd Restoration President John Erickson wants to light downtown Brainerd, not curse the darkness.
The health benefits of trails were highlighted at a recent trails summit attended by Terry McGaughey of Brainerd, the volunteer trail coordinator for the Paul Bunyan Trail.
Pets need help coping with cold
My fingertips tingled within my chopper mittens as I struggled to work in the frigid darkness. It was well below zero and the wind chill registered somewhere around minus 45. At that point, another 10 degrees one way or the other would make little difference to me.
North Country calendar
Feb. 7 -- Muskies Inc. annual banquet, Cragun's Resort, 5 p.m.
Look for sunfish during the day on the Le Homme Dieu Chain in 16 to 20 feet of water. Look a bit deeper on these same lakes for crappies at night. Walleye and northern pike action continues to be very slow throughout the area.
Engagement announced - Angela Stainbrook and Jared Reese
Angela Stainbrook and Jared Reese announce their engagement. Parents are Michael and Patricia Stainbrook, Duluth, and Thomas and Laurel Reese, Pillager. A July 10 wedding is planned at Gospel Tabernacle Church in Duluth.
50th anniversary - Jim and Carol Bentley
Jim and Carol Bentley, Nisswa, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Nisswa Community Center. The event will be hosted by their daughter and son-in-law. No gifts please. They were married Feb. 19, 1954, in Brainerd.
Anne Salfer and Beau Oium were married Oct. 25, 2003, at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa with Kurt Weid officiating.
Wedding planned - Cindy Burgstaler and Gordon Collin Jr.
Cindy Burgstaler and Gordon Collin Jr. announce their engagement. Parents are Helen and Edwin Burgstaler and Margaret and Gordon Collin Sr. A March 27 wedding is planned in Aitkin.
65th anniversary - Albert and Peggy Converse
Albert and Peggy Converse, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 14, 1939, in Zumbrota.
Engagement announced - Tonya Plante and Chan Krause
Tonya Plante and Chan Krause announce their engagement. Parents are Randy and Mary Plante, Pequot Lakes, and Sue and Michael Niebur, Kansas City, Mo., and Dan and Darla Krause, Backus. A June 5 wedding is planned at Christ Community Church.
Caron Lockwood and Seth Daniel were married July 19, 2003, at First Presbyterian Church in Brainerd with the Rev. Vern Maxa officiating.
Engagement announced - Lori Scofield and Joseph Schlegel
Lori Scofield and Joseph Schlegel announce their engagement. Parents are Jerry and Judy Scofield, Brainerd, and Robert and Helen Schlegel, Pierz. A May 1 wedding is planned at Holy Cross Church in Harding.
Area and state sports shorts
The Brainerd Warriors girls Alpine ski team won the Frostbite Invitational Feb. 10 at Afton Alps. Front row: Caitlin Cross (left), Jenny Boran, Anna Goochey, Kelsey Moen. Back row: Coach Jim Ruttger, Rachel Cross, coach Tom Burton, Paige Northway, Danielle Marolt, Chelsea Williams, coach Deb Zarling, coach Rolf Moen.
Area boys' basketball
MENAHGA -- Cory Umland scored a game-high 33 points in the Verndale Pirates 75-65 Park Region Conference boys' basketball loss to the Menahga Braves Friday.
Furious first period leads W-DC to 21st win
RED LAKE FALLS -- Travis Pettit scored two goals and Jascha Pettit added a goal and assist as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines blanked Red Lake Falls 8-0 in boys' hockey Friday.
Right up their alley
Delilah Marxen and Stuart Zell spared nothing last November.
Gymnastics team sets school record
The Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team vaulted into the record books Friday on parents and senior night.
YMCA swimming results
The Brainerd YMCA Dolphins swim team competed in the northern sectional meet Feb. 8 at Grand Rapids.
Roberts places in top 10
Brainerd Warriors Nordic skier Christina Roberts proved she belongs with the state's best.
BHS girls' basketball
SAUK RAPIDS -- Maria Swanson's 16 points, Paige Olson's 14 and Megan Arns' 12 helped the Brainerd Warriors defeat the Sauk Rapids Storm 56-48 in Central Lakes Conference girls' basketball Friday.
Area girls' basketball
LITTLE FALLS -- Andrea Ploof scored four points Friday against Central Lakes Conference rival St. Cloud Tech.
The seventh-seeded Brainerd Warriors played the second-seeded Bemidji Lumberjacks even through two periods Friday at Nymore Arena in Bemidji.
Staples-Motley again defeats Crosby-Ironton at home
STAPLES -- Crosby-Ironton Rangers boys' basketball coach Dave Galovich was hoping to reverse his misfortune against the Staples-Motley Cardinals on Friday the 13th.
W-DC's Murray reaches 100 career points
On one play Andrew Murray and Tyler Neu showed off their skill, reached a milestone and helped their boys' hockey team beat a Section 4, Class 1A nemesis.
BELGRADE -- The Class 1A top-ranked Pierz Pioneers wrapped up the regular season by winning the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa wrestling triangular Friday.
Stumpf's concern is for team's success
It doesn't matter where she plays, Emily Stumpf just wants to play.
Smart Watch: A product that has gotten out of hand
Until Microsoft's Smart Watch, I'd never seen a product start digging its own grave at its unveiling.
Net has too many holes in it to vote by personal computer
The Internet is a splendid medium for influencing public opinion, mobilizing political workers or raising money for candidates, as Howard Dean proved early in his presidential campaign (at least before the Great Yowl).
Beyond the boob tube
Anyone heeding the siren song of today's televisions would do well to carry a technical dictionary when shopping. In the absence of such a thing, this brief glossary of TV-set terms may be helpful.
Weather drawing by Alex Balster in the Riverside School third-grade class of Mrs. Schirmer.
State forecast for minnesota
.Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the single digits above zero north
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy southwest to mostly sunny northeast. Colder with highs 10 to 15 northeast to the lower to mid 30s far southwest.
State forecast for north dakota
.Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered morning flurries and
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Isolated flurries north...Mainly this morning. Highs from around 10 in the north...To the mid 20s southeast.
State forecast for iowa
.Rest of today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the teens northwest to mid
The Woodland Good Samaritan Auxiliary will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the 320 building at Woodland. Please note new meeting time.
Every now and then something happens that reaffirms what it's all about. Last Saturday at Kinship Partners something very special happened. People from our community worked together to present "This One's For the Girls," an event for Kinship girls, their adult mentors, and their moms.
Victims of clergy abuse
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