Brady Sladek joined the sales staff at Mills Ford.
2 restaurants open Monday in Baxter
Hungry? Two new restaurants -- Prairie Bay and Grizzlys -- open Monday in Baxter.
CLC offers motorcycle safety training program
Central Lakes College is offering motorcycle safety training in a new partnership with the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center and Driver and Vehicle Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
FULL TO THE BRIM
When Caribou Coffee opened this winter in northeast Brainerd people questioned whether that was a good location.
Kinship Partners' waiting list just keeps on growing and growing
Hey guys! Do you like to have fun? Do you like the outdoors and sports? Do you like children? If you answered yes to these questions then we are looking for you. Kinship Partners currently h
Meets Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Meets 7 p.m. Wednesday
1. Call meeting to order
7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Medical Center (Open). Call Bill at 829-3801.
Victims of clergy abuse
This was Brainerd
MARCH 14 - 60 years ago (1944) - Brainerd Dispatch Headlines: Allies open new drive on front in Italy; Russians advance; bomb Germany. Red Cross Fund Drive is behind schedule here.
Plan to turn Franklin Junior High into artisan community to require more time
Turning Franklin Junior High School into its own artisan community will take more time than anticipated.
Spellers, close those dictionaries!
Ready or not -- seven students from Brainerd will head to Washington Middle School Monday to compete against 32 other students in The Lakes Bee.
One man's fight
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.
The Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly listed the charges against Summer Lee Johnson and Samuel Joseph Laird on Page 1A of Friday's paper as the result of misinformation supplied to The Dispatch. Both were charged with fifth degree possession of controlled substance.
ST. PAUL -- A bill to help businesses create jobs, authored by Sen. Dallas Sams, DFL-Staples, was approved by committee Friday. The bill awards grants to enhance employees' wages and benefits if it will have created jobs.
Sister Mary Lenore Weier
LITTLE FALLS -- Sister Mary Lenore Weier, 86-year-old resident of the St. Francis Convent in Little Falls, passed away Friday, March 12, 2004, at the convent. Arrangements are with Shelley Funeral Chapel.
James M. Fitch
James M. Fitch, age 73, of Brainerd, died Friday, March 12, 2004, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village. Private family services will be at a later date.
Linda J. Thoe
FORT RIPLEY -- Linda J. Thoe, 55 year old resident of Fort Ripley, Minn., passed away Thursday, March 11, 2004, at her home comforted by loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at First Lutheran Church in Little Falls with the Robin Nice officiating. Burial will be in Fort Ripley Cemetery in Fort Ripley, Minn.
Democrats are out in force calling President Bush names and then bemoaning the state of politics, all the while complaining about President Bush calling them names.
Caution needs to be observed by the citizens on how your city council is spending your tax dollars on projects in surrounding townships. The city has recentl
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The U.S. Constitution, quoted with reverence today by politicians, wasn't treated with much respect at the time of its adoption.
Late ice is good for more than just panfishing
As the snow melts and ATV travel becomes easy, I like to get out and make the rounds.
Base is keeping on Guard to prevent encroachment
At 53,000 acres, Camp Ripley is one of the largest parcels of land under single ownership in Minnesota. But as development of land surrounding Camp Ripley continues the Army National Guard is concerned about encroachment.
Myths and legends of clover abound
What do you get if you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover?
Watching nature's powerful moments from high atop a pine
On a recent cold winter night, I bid good-bye to a man from California. He had never experienced such severe weather. The cold, he said, was painful. He was ready for a change. I assured him spring would come eventually, and when it did it would seem like heaven. The only way to truly enjoy spring is to go through a long winter.
Rainy fishing to begin soon
Die-hard walleye fishermen statewide are getting ready for the start of the spring season on the Rainy River, traditionally among the first chances each year to boat a nice walleye.
The Paul Bunyan Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host its 31st annual banquet April 24 at The Legacy at Cragun's. Funds generated through contributions are used to enhance, acquire and restore habitat in Minnesota. Locally, DU is helping to restore 100 wild rice lakes in north-central Minnesota. The goal this year is expand the program to 200 lakes at a cost of $7 million over the next three years.
Mayor lands monster marlin on Mexico trip
In 12 years of vacationing in Mazatlan, Mexico, Brainerd Mayor James E. Wallin had tried deep sea fishing just once.
Turkey licenses available March 15
Applicants who were unsuccessful in the 2004 Minnesota spring wild turkey lottery have another opportunity to secure a license. Leftover wild turkey hunting licenses, which remained after landowner and regular lottery drawings were held, will be offered to unsuccessful applicants.
Mar. 15 -- Lake trout fishing closes outside BWCAW
Gladys Theien will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 1-3 p.m. March 21 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd. No gifts please. The event will be hosted by her daughters.
Two sets of five generations recently gathered were Keaton Kearney, son; Chantelle Leonard, mother; and Gabriel Swift, son; Alexander Moberg, son; Tammy Moberg, mother; Cindy Moberg, grandmother; Norma Denniston, great-grandmother; and Eva Struthers, great-great-grandmother.
Clifford and Esther Richards, Deerwood, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 2-5 p.m. March 20 at the Ironton Legion in Ironton. The event will be hosted by their children. No gifts please. They were married March 18, 1944, in Pioche, Nev.
Five generations recently gathered were Abigail Gau, daughter, and Nicole Gau, mother, both of Cambridge; Karen Converse, grandmother, Jamestown, N.C.; Gerald Cronquist, great-grandfather, Princeton; and Emil Cronquist, great-great-grandfather, Brainerd.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, students, and parents of children attending Harrison Elementary School in Brainerd for their generous donation of school supplies that I sent today to the United States Defense Attache Office in Niger, Africa.
Kamin Getty and Charles Havens were married June 20, 2003, at St. Thomas of the Pines at Maddens with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Iva Davidson, Brainerd, recently celebrated her 90th birthday with friends at Applebee's. She was born March 12, 1914.
Tonya Endres and Ryan Albertson announce their engagement. Parents are Don and Peg Endres, Brainerd, and Greg and Sue Albertson, Brainerd. A June 26 wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Kristin Martin, Staples, and Matthew Sharp, Park Rapids, announce their engagement. Parents are Michael and Mary Martin, Staples, and Brad and Debra Sharp, Park Rapids. A June 26 wedding is planned at The White House at Kragnes in Moorhead.
Evelyn Lamb Fyhrlund will celebrate her 80th birthday March 19. A birthday party with family and friends will be June 19 in Bristol, S.D.
Thanks very much to Rick Fargo, owner of Progressive Property Management for his generous donation to the Brainerd Police Department's Crime Free Multi-Housing Program.
BIR announces 2004 racing schedule
Brainerd International Raceway has announced its 2004 racing schedule, which features new events and changes to others.
PAUL BUNYAN BOWL
Bednar uses natural talent
After a wrestling team wins a state championship, it's difficult to pick one wrestler for athlete of the week.
Local sports shorts
Brock Larson of Brainerd is scheduled to compete on a Winter Warriors Extreme Fighting card 7 p.m. March 27 at the Brainerd National Guard Armory.
14-under girls' hockey
The Brainerd 14-under girls' hockey team earned a berth in the state tournament March 19-21 at Coon Rapids.
Little did Dale Olshanski know, but grounding his son Bryce was the best thing he could've done for his son's bowling career.
12-under girls' hockey
Brainerd's 12-U girls' Valvoline blue team won one of three games in the region tournament last weekend.
Smetana ready for state tourney
Whitney Smetana hopes all the hard work will soon pay off.
Deerwood team wins hockey championship
The Deerwood Devils men's hockey team repeated as champions by winning the 2004 Hallett Hockey Cup with a 4-2 victory over Nisswa March 7.
ST. CLOUD -- Stomping a team by 25 points in the regular season can lead to complacency in the rematch.
Class 2A state girls' basketball tournament Wednesday
Players credit teammates, say experience awesome
Three Crosby-Ironton Rangers coaches, 13 players and three team managers can now consider themselves trailblazers.
For the first time in school history the Crosby-Ironton Rangers girls' basketball team is headed to the Class 2A state tournament.
State forecast for North Dakota
Winter weather advisory west and central this afternoon and
Weather drawing by Destiny Mankowski of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Winter weather advisory late this afternoon through tonight far
State forecast for South Dakota
High wind warning through this evening northwest...
State forecast for Iowa
.Wind advisory today west central through central portions...
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter weather advisory far north this afternoon and evening...
Encore Arts Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Citizen Center. We will be learning to do Ukrainian eggs with a hands-on workshop led by Fay Christensen and Mary Steffenson.
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