First-time restaurant owners have vast kitchen experience
Twenty years ago they were friends with small children at home.
Crow Wing Power reports director vacancy
Crow Wing Power has a director position vacancy in District 2 following the death of Director Harvey Roggenkamp on Feb. 11.
Dr. Linda Marden, neurologist, will begin practice at Brainerd Medical Center on Monday.
J.C. Penney store manager's outlook as positive as spring
Spring color nearly glows in bright shades from handbags to sandals and indicates a change not fully realized given the weather outside.
Child in need
Once upon a time there was a little girl who could smile so bright that she amazed everyone around her. She lived in a happy yellow house with her
Monday -- 7 p.m. Central Minnesota Community Corrections Advisory Board, Morrison County Government Center; 7 p.m. Thirt
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a car fire Friday on Crow Wing County Road 22.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
Victims of clergy abuse
7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Medical Center (Open). Call Bill at 829-3801.
The Lowell School fourth-grader coloring a Patti's Brain Child logo in a Page 1A photograph Friday should have been identified as Joey Winch.
DFLers hope for high turnout at caucuses
Brainerd lakes area residents who can't wait for the 2004 campaign to start in earnest will chew the political fat Tuesday night when precinct caucuses convene at 7 p.m.
Open for business
When the bell rings signaling the end of the class period, it's almost like rush hour in the Warrior Outlet store.
Because of incomplete information provided The Dispatch, the following students were omitted from the published Washington Middle School honor roll for the first semester: seventh grade A honor roll, Mindy Vandebrake and Megan Thiesse; and sixth grade B honor roll, Tarissa Laughton.
This was Brainerd
FEBRUARY 29 - 60 years ago (1944) - Construction of six new "Milwaukee" type cabooses for the S.P. & S. railroad on the west coast is under way at the Northern Pacific car shops here. The cabooses will be of wooden construction.
Leap-year babies: How old are they now?
Carol Vogt of Brainerd received a Ken doll and a red Barbie mustang -- gifts a 12-year-old might receive -- Friday for her birthday from her staff at BISYS.
Crow Wing Republican precinct caucus locations
Bay Lake -- Deerwood City Hall.
Making a difference
March is Minnesota Food Share Month. In Monday's Dispatch read about a longtime Salvation Army volunteer who strives to make a difference in the lives of those who need the area food shelf.
County employee in stable condition after being pinned under truck
A Crow Wing County Highway Department employee was listed in stable condition Saturday after being pinned under a pickup truck Friday, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department reported.
Hanley 'Red' L. Lord
Hanley "Red" L. Lord, age 92, of Brainerd, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Mabel Larson, 95-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
Elsye T. (Hyovalti) Groehler
AITKIN -- Elsye T. (Hyovalti) Groehler, age 92, of Aitkin, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
LITTLE FALLS -- Verna Leikvoll, 78-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
ROYALTON -- Gertrude Holdvogt, age 93, a resident of Royalton, Minn., passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at St. Benedict's Senior Care Center in St. Cloud, Minn.
CROSBY -- Louise Marxen, 78, Crosby, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. She was born July 2, 1925, in Portland, Maine, to Loren and Ruth Kent. She was a member of the Walter Scott Erickson American Legion Auxiliary No. 557, Deerwood.
ST. MATHIAS -- Hazel Harrison, 90-year-old resident of St. Mathias, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
Open Forum word limit is 300 words
The Dispatch encourages readers to sound off in the Open Forum.
Caucuses are being held on March 2 in Minnesota. This is your opportunity to participate in our electoral process. Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, in between, or on the extremes, if you don't show up, someone else will be making decisions for you.
It's interesting how some parents wear their child's poor eating habits like a badge. Just because a child is not obese does not mean he or she is healthy. In Thursday's Dispatch there was an article headline stating, "Americans still don't get it when it comes to health." To guide a child to eat "a lot of junk food and pop" only makes the above headline painfully obvious.
Missota must be sold
Missota has three of four necessary ingredients for operating the paper mill.
The Democratic presidential candidate contest will be one of the main items of business for attendees at the DFL precinct caucuses on Tuesday, March 2. We are hoping for a very large turnout so our north country Democrats will have a meaningful say in the determination of a candidate to oppose President Bush and his policies.
The Becoming an Outdoors Woman program, designed for women interested in learning or expanding their outdoor skills, is offering 30 classes in 2004. New programs include a survival course, bowhunting education, kayaking classes and a wider range of options for those who want to hunt.
Panfish become the main attraction
Permanent fish houses have to be off the ice by midnight Feb. 29 here in the Brainerd area. But this doesn't mean that ice fishing is history for the year. The panfish bite is only going to get better.
New fishing regulations set
New fishing regulations this year will affect Lake Superior, Leech Lake Reservation, North and South Dakota border waters, Minnesota-Ontario border waters as well as 12 lakes throughout the state. New regulations are listed on page 5 of the fishing regulations booklet.
Notes from along the PWT
-- Amateur openings remain. Phone 829-1648 or log onto the In-Fisherman Web site at www.in-fisherman.com
MAKING A BIGGER BLUEGILL
Where have all the big bluegills gone?
Follow the migrants
Warmer temperatures are moving my mindset from mud in the ditches back to the middle of the road. In spite of the snow a sense of spring is in the air. Squirrels are busy chasing each other and many birds are starting to sing spring songs.
PWT entrants anxious to test
For the first time in tour history, the Professional Walleye Trail will visit Cass Lake this summer.
The panfish bite has really picked up in recent days. Lakes such as North Long, Nisswa, Roy, Cullen, Sylvan, and Crow Wing all are producing fish. Look for crappies to be hitting glow jigs tipped with wax worms or rosy red minnows in 28 to 30 feet of water. The majority of sunfish coming off these lakes are hitting in 4 to 10 feet of water.
Jennifer Meyer and Jeremy Daum were married Nov. 29, 2003, at Memorial Lutheran Church in St. Paul with the Rev. Jeffrey Kuddes of Austin officiating.
Dick and Stell Waby will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 4-9 p.m. March 6 at Gary's Sports Bar in Ironton. No gifts please. The event is hosted by their children.
Valeri Hanson and Dennis Diller were married Dec. 27, 2003, at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter with Ken Abramson officiating.
Four generations recently gathered were Steven Maurice Schwartz, son, Ogden, Utah; Owen Patrick Schwartz, son, Brainerd; Hannah Northburg-Schwartz, daughter, Brainerd; Christopher Schwartz, fathe
Everall "Ev" Huff will celebrate his 90th birthday from 2-3:30 p.m. March 6 at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. The event will be hosted by his children, their spouses and grandchildren.
Laurie Koponick and Justin Goble were married Oct. 4, 2003, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Holte officiating.
With the military
Airman Recruit Aaron Franzen, son of John E. and Mary B. Franzen, Baxter, recently graduated from boot camp. He is stationed in Norfolk, Va.
Sara Bain and Joel Ylinen announce their engagement. Parents are Jack and Sandy Bain, Clarissa, and Don and Cheryl Ylinen, Brainerd. An Aug. 14 wedding is planned at Living Waters Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids.
I just want to express my thanks to Mary and the staff at the Baxter KFC.
Cards finish regular season with 21 straight victories
STAPLES -- Jacque Peterson and Michelle Honek led the Staples-Motley Cardinals to their 21st straight victory, 71-45, over the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers in non-conference girls' basketball Friday.
Spuds mash Warrior girls
The Brainerd Warriors received a sneak preview of who might win the Section 8, Class 4A girls' basketball championship.
MINNEAPOLIS -- On paper, the game should have been over at halftime.
Perpich named to all-state squad
ST. PAUL -- There's only one way to describe Katie Perpich's final season as a Brainerd Warriors gymnast.
The Brainerd Warriors defeated Moorhead 39-33 in junior varsity girls' basketball Friday. Alison LeBlanc had eight points for Brainerd.
Balance beam falls, Deyo's illness lead to seventh-place finish
ST. PAUL -- There should be a petition to change Murphy's Law to Maras' Law.
Lake Region Christian isn't a school long in basketball history, but Brandon Courts is changing that.
Scull propels C-I past Aitkin
CROSBY -- Tyler Scull scored 21 points for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers as they defeated the Aitkin Gobblers 63-56 in Mid-State Conference boys' basketball Friday.
Quick change artist
Chelsea Lundgren excels at adjusting.
Flyers, W-DC to play for section title
WILLMAR -- Steven Festler had a hat trick and the game-winning goal for the Little Falls Flyers as they defeated Willmar 4-3 in a Section 4, Class 1A boys' hockey semifinal Friday.
Dec. 11 Little Falls 143.075-121.8
Wisconsin state forecast
This afternoon...Partly cloudy. Mild with highs from the mid 40s to the middle 50s. Cooler near lake michigan.
Fish are biting
Weather drawing by Jenna Hollingsworth in the Riverside School third-grade class of Mrs. Meyer.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the 40s north to near 60 south.
State forecast for South Dakota
Winter storm warning black hills tonight through monday...
State forecast for North Dakota
Winter storm watch southern half for tonight through monday...
State forecast for Minnesota
Winter storm watch northwest sunday through monday night...
Friends of the Library will hold their spring used book sale March 25-27. Donations for the book sale may be dropped off during regular library hours. All proceeds from the book sale benefit Brainerd Public Library.
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