The First Congregational United Church of Christ, Brainerd, will continue its Sunday forums with a presentation by Phil Hunsicker on a program titled "1,000 Friends of Minnesota." The for
Area events Friday
Ash Wednesday set the stage Feb. 25 for the beginning of the observance of Lent.
'Passion of the Christ' leaves movie-goers with raw emotions
BAXTER -- The screen went dark and the sold-out theater fell silent. Someone started clapping and the rest of the movie-goers joined in, applauding Mel Gibson's effort to re-create the last 12 hours of Jesus' life.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 205, a year ago 206.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 400. Last Thursday: 430. Year Ago Thursday: 568. Wednesday actual: 432.
Friend shares a mouth-watering recipe for salad
I am so blessed to have so many friends who are wonderful cooks. I have enjoyed so many recipes from them throughout the years and am still enjoying them today.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
School lunch menus
MondayBCereal, yogurt, juice, milk. LPopcorn chicken, waffle potatoes, green beans, cinnamon tastery, milk.
Ronald A. Tscheu, 29, and Casey J. Stangel, 23, both of Emily.
William Kearney and Chantelle Leonard, Brainerd, a boy, Keaton James Kearney, 8 pounds, 13 ounces, Jan. 31, 2004. Grandparents are Gordon Leonard, Anchorage, Alaska, Cindy Moberg, Nisswa, and Arthur and Connie Kearney, Wayzata.
NISSWA -- Minnesota Power announced a scheduled power outage will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for customers west of Nisswa.
FDA approves drug designed to kill cancer cells
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Avastin, the first drug to battle cancers by starving their blood supply, vindicating a 40-year-old medical theory once ridiculed as absurd.
Edina Realty is gearing up for Minnesota's March FoodShare Campaign to stock food shelves around the state.
A rural Brainerd family has three generations living under one roof.
Warm temperatures create potential uncommon dangers
Warmer temperatures combined with snowfall can create safety problems with natural gas meters.
Tips on hiring a roofer
How's your roof holding up? If it is in need of a repair, or if you are in dire need of a new roof, the National Roofing Contractors Association reminds you to thoroughly evaluate potential roofing contractors. They offer these tips for homeowners:
Brainerd man pleads guilty to assault
A Brainerd man arrested for his involvement in a Jan. 12 altercation at the Holiday Station Store has pleaded guilty to an assault charge.
Sign of the cross
Father Seamus Walsh smudged ashes on St. Francis Elementary student Chase Johnson during an Ash Wednesday service at St. Francis Catholic Church.
Where have all the big bluegills gone? Sunday's North Country will look into the mystery.
Sen. Paul Koering, R-Fort Ripley, has co-authored a bill to create a separate office dedicated exclusively to promoting tourism in Minnesota.
Veteran city official 'Ole' Howard dies
Leonard "Ole" Howard, 73, a Brainerd Public Utilities Commission member for the past 18 years, died Wednesday night after suffering a massive heart attack while undergoing dialysis in Fort Walton, Fla.
Helping kids is best medicine for ailing teacher Patti Uppgaard
I told my friends from high school this week that I was planning to write a column about Patti Uppgaard and I asked for their thoughts and memories of our former fourth-grade teacher, who was one of my favorite teachers at Pequot Lakes Elementary School.
Vote to replace senior food service provider causes split
On a 6-to-5 vote Thursday that resulted in the abrupt resignation of a board member, the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center Board narrowly approved a proposal to replace its current food service provider.
Police seek more information on chemical mystery
The Brainerd Police Department continues to investigate a noxious chemical that was released in the attendance office Tuesday. at Brainerd High School.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1984) - Peggy Rowan of Route 4, Brainerd, hung her wash to dry even though the temperature only climbed to 30 degrees. The South Long Lake area resident said that she dries her clothes outside through most of the winter.
Ripley's Norwegian friends are back
CAMP RIPLEY -- They brought fresh cold salmon, lamb, flatbread, goat cheese and other common foods from their native Norway, offering a buffet of Norwegian delicacies to Little Falls Chamber of Commerce members who attended Camp Ripley's open house co-hosted with the chamber Tuesday.
Missota permanently lays off employees
Missota Paper Co. employees this week received notices of a permanent layoff, although efforts to find a buyer for the plant will continue, Missota executives said Friday.
Firefighters kept busy
The Brainerd Fire Department has had a busy week battling two house fires -- one Tuesday on Woida Road in Baxter and one Wednesday on Love Lake Road in Unorganized Territory.
Two dead at home
DEERWOOD -- The bodies of a man and his daughter-in-law were found Wednesday at a rural Deerwood home following an apparent murder-suicide.
Brainerd High School teacher Beth Bastian was named a semi-finalist for this year's Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
School district officials pleased by financial report
Brainerd School District officials seemed pleased Wednesday with a report on financial trends of Minnesota school districts.
Land of green waters?
ST. PAUL -- Holding up a container of green algae-coated water, Ron Kroese said Minnesotans need to work together to keep water clean in the "land of the sky blue waters."
Bruce and Nancy Wallen of Brainerd turned their garage into an apartment for Nancy Wallen's 82-year-old mother. Read about the changes and why they did it in Friday's Housing section.
This was Brainerd
FEBRUARY 26 - 30 years ago (1974) - There were 308,875 tons of iron ore shipped from the Cuyuna Range in 1973 according to Steve Jelenich, Crow Wing County mine inspector.
In March, U.S. Bank branches will become community collection sites for cash and food donations for area food drives as part of the Minnesota FoodShare campaign.
STAPLES -- Laura Amundson, age 98, of Staples, died Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2004, at the Greater Staples Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Friday morning at 11 a.m. in the Staples Christian and Missionary Alliance Church with the Rev. Mike Picanotto officiating. Relatives will receive friends on Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.
BACKUS -- Clarence Young, age 74, of Backus, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, in Pine River. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.
WADENA -- Harry Morlock, age 82, of Wadena, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2004, at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. Services will be held Friday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Bielema Family Funeral Home in Wadena. Friends may call Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.
Ronald G. Fletcher
MESA, Ariz. -- Ronald Gene Fletcher, age 73, of Emily and Mesa, Ariz., died Wednesday
Ronald G. Fletcher
MESA, Ariz. -- Ronald Gene Fletcher, age 73, of Mesa, Ariz., died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at the Banner Gardens Hospice House in Mesa. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
Laura M. Amundson
STAPLES -- Laura Myrtle Amundson went to her heavenly home on Feb. 25, 2004, at the Staples Care Cent
Wayne K. Clark
COON RAPIDS -- Wayne K. Clark, age 79 years young, of Coon Rapids, formerly of Baxter and Anoka. Worked for Hoffman Engineering.
Leonard 'Ole' Howard
Leonard "Ole" Howard, 73, of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Walter S. Hill Sr.
BACKUS -- Walter Samuel Hill Sr., age 72, of Backus, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at his home. He was born Jan. 8, 1932, in Kansas City, Mo. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Lisa S. Mooers
DEERWOOD -- Lisa Susan Mooers, age 40, of Deerwood, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at her home.
Marlys J. Beach
EAST GULL LAKE -- Marlys Jean Beach, age 68, of East Gull Lake, found comfort in the Lord as she ended her battle with lung cancer at home on Feb. 24. She is now an angel that has wings. Marlys was born Sept. 29, 1935, and was the dedicated wife of Vernon Beach.
Clarence C. Young
Clarence C. Young, age 74, of Backus, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, in Pine River. He was born Aug. 7, 1929, in Mehurin Township Lac Qui Parle County to Clarence and Lois (Ruby) Young. He married Lois Gulbranson on Oct. 21, 1950.
Donald L. Hookom
BAXTER -- Donald L. Hookom, age 79, resident of Baxter, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. He was born on June 8, 1924, to Carl and Nora (Ledahl) Hookom in New London, Minn. He served in the Army with Battery C., of the 379th Field Artillery Battalion during World War II.
William O. Pigman
GREENVILLE, Mich. --William Ole Pigman, age 77, of Greenville, Mich., died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004,
Tony L. Glasby
PINE RIVER -- Tony Lee Glasby, age 77, of Pine River, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at the St. Cloud VA Hospital. He was born Feb. 20, 1927, in Rochester to Lee and Hazel (Slawson) Glasby. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Gibson could have been more sensitive
WASHINGTON -- Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" is a powerful example of devotional art -- that is, art as a form of prayer and a vehicle for transmitting religious feeling.
The Dispatch's opinions
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
If you have never participated in a political caucus, now is the time! It is easy, interesting and informative. The DFL of Crow Wing County invites you to join us.
I'm writing in response to an article I read in a recent Open Forum by a younger Brainerd woman, "saving our students." I believe it was a good article for parents to read.
Ole Howard - Dispatch Editorial
Everybody in Brainerd knew Leonard "Ole" Howard, or so it seemed.
Since Rod Paige, U.S. Secretary of Education, has just called the National Education Association a terrorist organization, will the Bush administration under the Patriot Act now target teachers, most of whom belong to that organization? This Bush administration has no respect for unions or professional educational organizations.
Area racers among sled dog winners
Ashley Magnuson, Jenaya Duval and Clyde Dockter, all of Brainerd, won events in the Lake Land Quest Sled Dog Race on South Long Lake last weekend.
Landon Stanfield scored 46 points to lead the Brainerd Warriors past Hibbing 75-56 in sophomore boys' basketball Tuesday.
Women's bowling champions crowned
Champions were determined Sunday in the Brainerd women's city bowling tournament at Jack's House.
Brainerd 12-U girls advance to region
The Brainerd Valvoline Instant Oil 12-under girls' hockey team placed third in the district tournament last weekend in Detroit Lakes and qualified for the region tournament March 5-7 at Bemidji.
It's in the genes
Hockey genes appear to be in Chris Peluso's favor.
Swimming/diving team's success has been a pleasant surprise
Brainerd Warriors boys' swimming and diving coach John Zemke didn't know what to expect this season with two seniors and three juniors on the roster.
Sophomore boys lose to Alexandria
Alexandria defeated the Brainerd Warriors 69-57 in sophomore boys' basketball Thursday.
Alex overpowers Eller, Brainerd
It was a good day for Alexandria Cardinals head boys' basketball coach, John Holsten.
BHS gymnasts getting hot at the right time
The Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team's timing is impeccable.
BHS' big hurdle
In Ty Eigner's five seasons as head coach of the Brainerd boys' hockey team the Warriors have played the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks extremely close in four games but have yet to win.
Smith, S-M tame Wolverines
WADENA -- Josh Smith had 21 points and Chad Beaver 16 in the Staples-Motley Cardinals' 64-41 Mid-State Conference boys' basketball victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Thursday.
Something to prove
It's been an unprecedented season for the Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team.
Staples-Motley wins 20th straight game, Mid-State title
PARK RAPIDS -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' basketball team secured the Mid-State Conference championship, and increased its winning streak to 20 games, with a 59-40 victory over the Park Rapids Panthers Thursday.
Mexico to be featured at next Cultural Thursday event
Juan Pablo Ornelas will speak about his home country, Mexico, at noon March 4 in Room E354 at Central Lakes College as part of the Cultural Thursday series.
WE Fest inks McGraw, Strait, Chesney
DETROIT LAKES -- Tim McGraw, George Strait and Kenny Chesney will headline WE Fest Aug. 5-7 at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes.
Unlimited Learning to present program on the benefits of exercise for seniors
CROSBY -- Jay T. McCarty, Kathy Bussard and Jack Heule will present "Strong and Steady Wins," discussing the benefits of exercise for seniors, at 1:30 p.m. March 9 at the Hallett Community Center in Crosby.
For the first time in 15 years, Pillager High School's drama students competed in the Subsection 24 contest Jan. 31 in Wadena's Memorial Auditorium.
CLC jazz, brass groups to perform
The Central Lakes College Jazz Band and Brass Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 4 in the CLC cafeteria.
Central Lakes College Theatre presents the play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Monday and Wednesday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dryden Theatre at CLC. Tickets are $5 for the public and free for CLC students.
Josh Anderson and Adam Robinson view the world through slightly different lenses. Anderson likes "Will & Grace," "Under the Tuscan Sun" and Pansy Division; Robinson favors "Kids in the Hall," "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and Pavement.
Opening night promotion set at 'Moon Over Buffalo' performance
PEQUOT LAKES -- An opening night celebration promotion will be offered at the Pequot Lakes Community Theatre presentation of "Moon Over Buffalo" at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Pequot Lakes School auditorium.
Lorie Line tickets to go on sale Monday
Pianist Lorie Line & Her Pop Chamber Orchestra will return to Brainerd for a show at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School.
Randy Travis to play at Hinckley
HINCKLEY -- Randy Travis, whose distinctive voice earned him several No. 1 singles and numerous awards over the past three decades, will perform at 5 and 7:30 p.m. April 18 at the Grand Casino Hinckley Events & Convention Center.
GCML schedules Rick Springfield shows
ONAMIA -- Rick Springfield, the Australian-born singer and soap opera star of the 1980s, will perform at 8 p.m. March 19 and 20 at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center.
C-I choirs to perform March 4
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton seventh- and eighth-grade choirs, Varsity Choir, Girls' Triple Trio, Boys' Quartet, Chamber Singers and A Cappella Choir will perform at 7 p.m. March 4 at the Mayberry Auditorium in Crosby. Wayne Ellingsen will direct.
Contest for teen filmmakers slated
Scholarships in the amount of $2,000, $1,000 and $500 will be awarded to winners of the fourth annual Reel Teens USA film and video festival, to be judged June 4-6 in Hunter, N.Y.
'Night of Music' set at Pequot Legion
PEQUOT LAKES -- Big band music from the 1940s will be back in style from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Pequot Lakes American Legion Club, as the Pequot Lakes School jazz band hosts "A Night of Music."
For the week of Feb. 26-March 3; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Moorhead singer to be on 'Nashville Star' March 6
Brennen Leigh Hulbert, originally from Moorhead, recently was chosen as one of 20 competitors on the second season of the USA Network's "Nashville Star."
Parks picks up mother's violin skills
When Jason Parks of East Gull Lake was in second grade he loved to listen to his mother play the violin.
State forecast for iowa
.Today...Sunny. Highs around 40 north to the mid 50s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
This afternoon...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s to low 40s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly cloudy north. Partly cloudy south. A chance of light
State forecast for minnesota
...Wind advisory today northwest...
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Cloudy and windy east...Otherwise partly sunny. Highs near
State forecast for north dakota
...Wind advisory today east...
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Sunny. Highs in the upper 30s to upper 40s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Areas of fog early east half. Mild with highs in the 40s.
Weather drawing by Hannah Moen of Mrs. Smith's first grade class at St. Francis school.
Let's go skiing
Weather drawing by Carlea Franzen of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly sunny and breezy. Highs from around 40 east to 60 to 65 southwest.
State forecast for south dakota
Winter storm watch for southwest saturday through sunday...
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