WSN announces new shareholders Professional engineers Jeff Kuhn, Curt Meyer and Aric Welch were recently named as the three newest shareholders of Widseth Smith Nolting.
Getting a realistic view of the office
What is life going to be like on the job after school graduation?
In a factbox about health care career options on Feb. 22, the list of cities with medical centers working with Central Lakes College should have included Staples.
New flea market to cover A to Z
Getting a deal or being able to sell your own wares - from afghans to zucchinis - may be the grassroots version of an economic stimulus plan.
Where teens may find jobs this summer
NEW YORK (AP) - Summer may be months away, but for teens hoping to find jobs, the time to start looking is now.
A helping hand for job seekers
Job hunts are stretching even longer for the growing number of unemployed. Try not to be ashamed of losing a position, urges Jamaica Eilbes, a recruiter for staffing company Manpower Inc. "Everybody knows somebody who's been let go," she said.
CenterPoint Energy offers tips to customers
Although lower natural gas prices have brought some relief, the number of customers behind on their natural gas bill has increased by almost 25 percent since last month.
Brainerd High School graduate Whitey Skoog, who went on to play basketball at the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Lakers, had his Gophers uniform number retired.
INVESTIGATION- A blotter report that was on Page 6A Friday involving a woman who reported that she felt she was being followed out to her car at Central Lakes College by an unknown male was unfounded. The woman stated she turned around, sprayed him in the face with over-the-counter Mace and took off running to her car. After a police investigation, it was found that the woman gave a false report. No charges were filed against the woman.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a call at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at a residence at 12809 Lakewood Lane in Baxter.
Matthew and Ann (Hobday) Graeve, Little Falls, a girl, Margaret Flanagan, 8 pounds, 8 ounces, Feb. 20, 2009. Grandparents are Roger and Margie Graeve, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Tom and Kathleen Hobday, St. Cloud.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
The Soup Queen
Gert Kuschel of Brainerd is known for sharing her soup with friends and neighbors.
The Brainerd Lakes Early Childhood Coalition along with co-sponsors Early Child and Family Education (ECFE) and Tri-County Community Action Council (TCC) announce an upcoming free training for parents, grandparents, caregivers, child care professionals, early education professionals and other interested community members.
Volunteers of the month
Linda Larson and Micah Gustafson
This was Brainerd
60 years ago (1949) - A twin-engine Lockheed Electra winged its way to Brainerd this morning to kick off airline passenger, mail and express service. Freezing rain and poor visibility halted service shortly afterward, though the flight continued on to Hibbing on instruments.
AMERICAN RED CROSS Tom Bickford 821-3598
Sponsors sought for the Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure
The Brainerd Lakes Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is seeking businesses and individuals who wish to support the 10th annual Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure as event sponsors.
Motley man pleads guilty to porn charge
MOTLEY - A 55-year-old Motley man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to possessing child pornography.
Insulin pump eases the fight against diabetes
When Michael Lyscio was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes four months ago, his mom, Connie, pulled him out of his fourth-grade class at Baxter Elementary School to tell him the news.
In wake of fire, life goes on for farm family
Where once sat Curt Kleinschmidt's livelihood now sits a plot of charred, broken earth.
Chickamaw Beach home lost to fire
PINE RIVER - Pine River firefighters battled a house fire Friday in the Chickamaw Beach area, just east of the city.
Molnau to speak at Crow Wing County GOP convention
Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau will be the keynote speaker when the Crow Wing County Republicans host their annual convention March 14 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Know the signs of Diabetes
Diabetes often goes undetected because many of its symptoms seem so harmless.
Loraine Dalzell Dickinson
ROCHESTER - Loraine Dalzell Dickinson, 90, of Rochester, Minn., joined her Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009. She had been lovingly cared for at Seasons Hospice during a brief illness.
Earl A. Severin
AITKIN - Funeral arrangements for Earl A. Severin, 88, of Aitkin, are pending at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home, Aitkin.
Dale J. Finch
Dale J. Finch, age 83, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at his home. Dale was born May 31, 1925, in Montevideo, Minn., to Lynn and Cora (Berge) Finch. He was a World War II veteran, a member of the American Legion and First Lutheran Church.
President Obama is promising Planned Parenthood FOCA (Freedom of Choice Act) knowing that 13 percent of the female population in the United States are minority women having 36 percent of the abortions. We do not have the right to sacrifice one group to appease another. Prenatal murder is not a religious or philosophical debate. It is a civil rights issue. The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Alveda King, has spoken openly and often of her family's pro-life stance. She asked the question, How can the dream survive if we murder the children? Her uncle said, Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
OUR OPINION: TOWN HALL
Criticism of the Minnesota Legislature's Feb. 20 town hall meeting in Brainerd seemed a little harsh in our estimation. As political meetings go there were several positive attributes to the gathering at Washington Educational Services Building.
I found the Dispatch's choice to run the editorial (Thursday's Other Opinion from the Washington Post) critical of easing of gun restrictions in national parks to be interesting, as the Dispatch itself ran stories that clearly illustrates the real threats. August 2007, five adults and one juvenile terrorized campers with gunfire, including shots fired in their direction and death threats. One of the guns involved was an AK-47. One horrified family was told they'd be killed and their daughter would be raped. This all occurred not in some far-flung urban park, but in remote campsites within Minnesota's own BWCA.
Tough times, but hope springs eternal - for spring
It's been a long winter, eh?
Phyllis deRosier, East Gull Lake, will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. March 8 at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood Street, Brainerd.
Erica Lundgren and Steven Perpich Jr.
Erica Lundgren and Steven Perpich Jr. announce their engagement. Parents are Dale and Lisa Lundgren, Crosby, and Steven Perpich Sr., Crosby.
Rachael Rousu and Nathan Lee
Rachael Rousu and Nathan Lee announce their engagement. Parents are Steve and Debby Rousu, Fort Ripley, Colleen Rousu, Brainerd, and Larry and Chris Lee, Baxter.
Yeager four generations
Four generations recently gathered were Nicholas Yeager, son; Tim Yeager, father; Leon Yeager, grandfather; and Ralph Yeager, great-grandfather, all of Merrifield.
Mallory Yelenich and Adam Huss
Mallory Yelenich and Adam Huss announce their engagement. Parents are Kim Yelenich, Parkville, and Scott Obeidzinski, Hastings, and Steve and Paula Huss, Staples.
Lila Stuckmayer, Brainerd, will celebrate her 95th birthday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. March 8 at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Darold and Lois Voss
Darold and Lois Voss, Brainerd, will celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary with their family.
Elaine Wold and Bronson Windorski
Elaine Wold and Bronson Windorski announce their engagement. Parents are Ann and Robb Peterson, Staples, and Jan and Donny Windorski, Crosby.
JASON AND AMY MJOLSNESS
Amy Meyer and Jason Mjolsness were married Feb. 11, 2009, at Sandals Resort in Montego Bay in Jamaica.
Peeters, Skiba honored by MCAC
Central Lakes College basketball players C.J. Peeters and Becky Skiba have been named to Minnesota College Athletic Conference all-state teams.
Aitkin's Hoge handles pressure and Gobblers
Floor general. Leader. Captain. Point guard.
Raiders advance to state semis
MINNEAPOLIS - Bam Glover and Quentin Wilford both dropped 20 points on the Fergus Falls Spartans to lead the Central Lakes College Raiders to a 78-64 victory Friday in the quarterfinals of the MCAC state tournament.
Cardinals' Wolhowe inherits hoops gene
Craig Wolhowe isn't ready to relinquish his title as the most prolific scorer in family history just yet.
Brainerd lets one slip away
Losing a game it should have won wasn't the way the Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team wanted to end the regular season Friday.
Kenseth goes for the record
LAS VEGAS - Even in a town where the house usually wins, it's a good bet Matt Kenseth could make NASCAR history this weekend.
AREA BOYS' BASKETBALL
WADENA - Jordan Reed's two clutch free throws with eight seconds left put the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines up for good in a 61-58 Mid-State Conference upset of Class 2A's eighth-ranked Crosby-Ironton Rangers Friday.
Two Road Crew, three Flyers in finals
CASS LAKE - Two Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew wrestlers and two Little Falls Flyers advanced to the finals of the Section 8-2A wrestling tournament Saturday night.
Rams edge Raiders at state
WILLMAR - Stephanie Neugebauer netted 22 points but the Central Lakes College basketball team was unable to avenge an early season loss to Anoka-Ramsey, falling 59-56 in the quarterfinals of the MCAC state tournament Friday.
Zillmer headlines area semifinalists
BRAHAM - Hayden Zillmer of Crosby-Ironton is one of 19 area wrestlers who advanced to Saturday's semifinals in the Section 7-1A wrestling tournament.
AREA GIRLS' BASKETBALL
SEBEKA - Senior Mindy Howard scored a career-high 33 points and sophomore Emily Lueck's 11 points helped her reach 1,000 career points in the Pequot Lakes Patriots 84-82 non-conference victory over Sebeka Friday.
Little Falls avoids crash landing to defeat Brainerd
Statistics can be deceiving.
Smith, Walker place in top 20
Brainerd Warriors Samantha Smith and Becky Walker cracked the top 20 in the Class 2A state gymnastics meet Friday at the Sports Pavilion at the University of Minnesota.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today..Clear to partly cloudy. Highs from the teens east...To near 40 far southwest.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy. Afternoon flurries northeast. Highs 5
The Nation's Weather
Moderate to heavy showers were expected for most of the East Coast on Saturday, with severe thunderstorms likely in the Southeast. Heavy downpours, possible tornadoes and hail were likely over southern Georgia, Alabama and northern Florida. Snow was forecast to develop over the Ohio River Valley and into the Northeast.
Alone in the snow
Weather drawing by Justin Toth in the Lowell first grade of Mrs. Czeck.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy south and east early...Then decreasing clouds. Scattered very light snow or flurries in the morning south and east. Partly sunny elsewhere. Cold with highs from the mid teens north...To the mid 20s far south.
State forecast for Iowa
...Winter weather advisory in effect until 11 am for a small portion
State forecast for North Dakota
.Rest of today...Sunny and continued cold. Highs 5 above northeast
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