Russell Clark, the son of Kent Clark and Linda and Burl Boyer of Brainerd, was named to the fall dean's list at St. Cloud State University. Clark is majoring in aquatic biology.
Brainerd High School student Kat Ramig stocked the cooler with water at the Warrior Outlet store at BHS last week. The bottled water's label was redesigned.
Brainerd superintendent Jerry Walseth honored
Brainerd School District Superintendent Jerry Walseth was named a 2004 Administrator of Excellence by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 264, a year ago 120.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 300. Last Monday: 347. Year Ago Monday: 419. Friday actual: 436.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a grass fire about 1:25 p.m. Saturday on Highway 210 east in Oak Lawn Township. The fire had spread from a burn barrel. There was no damage reported.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a small grass fire at 5:37 p.m. Monday next to a bike trail near Bane Park.
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
The grass is always greener when golf season begins
With area golf courses already open for business, or preparing to open, golf enthusiasm is growing fast.
Poll question results given
If visitors to the Brainerd Commerce and Industry Show last weekend had their say, President George W. Bush would be re-elected, Minnesota taxpayers wouldn't foot the bill for a new Twins/Vikings stadium and the state constitution would be amended to ban gay marriages.
County outstanding senior citizen sought
Nominations are being solicited from county residents for the 2004 Outstanding Senior Citizens of Crow Wing County.
Two people directed a powered parachute Sunday night over Baxter.
To help boost blood supplies during April, North Central Blood Services has scheduled bloodmobiles from noon to 6 p.m. April 20 at Crosby-Ironton High School, 711 Poplar St. in Crosby; and from 1-6 p.m. April 21 at McGregor High School, 21485 S. Second St. in McGregor.
As the result of incorrect information provided The Dispatch, an obituary on Page 5A Sunday for Pauline S. Christiansen should have said services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodland Good Samaritan Village Chapel in Brainerd.
City to pay legal fees of Scheeler
Council member Gary Scheeler's legal fees accrued in his filing of a restraining order will be paid by the city.
Lost men found day later near Hill City
After spending a night lost in the woods in north central Aitkin County, two Elk River men were found about 5 p.m. Thursday by law enforcement officials.
UConn or Tech?
Georgia Tech beat then No. 1-ranked UConn in the NIT preseason tournament. Find out, in Tuesday's sports section, if Tech did it again Monday night in the NCAA Championship.
Minnesotans hit by tragedy talk about their experiences with media
ST. CLOUD -- Soon after news broke of her daughter's disappearance from a Grand Forks, N.D., shopping mall Nov. 22, Linda Walker said she was besieged with media calls to her Pequot Lakes home that began as early as 5 a.m. and ended as late as midnight.
Nisswa announces city hall building project
Nisswa is the latest community in the Brainerd lakes area to announce construction plans for a public facility.
Classmates, teammates reflect on senior's life
Dan Fleischhacker's nickname was "Shocker."
Peace group settlement approved
The Brainerd City Council gave its stamp of approval to a settlement between the city and the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace.
Brainerd City Council
The city of Brainerd has given its support of a skateboard park in Jaycees Park.
Winds stoke fires in Morrison County
BUCKMAN (AP) -- Two grass fires burned more than 1,000 acres east of Buckman in Morrison County before firefighters were able to bring them under control, an official with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said.
Family services collaborative to host open house
The Crow Wing County Family Services Collaborative will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. April 15 at the Brainerd School District Learning Center, 311 10th Ave. N.E. in Brainerd.
Airport runway construction
Earthmovers removed dirt from a hill on the west end of the new runway at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Monday as part of Phase 1 of the project. The new runway is expected to be completed in 2005. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1984) - The Brainerd Area Chamber of Commerce, in asking members to encourage their professional associations to schedule their meetings and conventions in the area, attempted to show just how much tourism and conventions mean to everyone.
RISE AND SHINE
On April 19, The Dispatch will do something it has never done in its 122-year history.
Fleischhacker was shot accidentally
The shooting death of an 18-year-old Brainerd High School student early Saturday morning was an accident, Crow Wing County Sheriff Eric Klang said Monday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1984) - The biggest traffic jam in Crow Wing County may be at the Brainerd Public Library. All in the space of a few feet, people are looking for a good book. In short, the 80-year old building cries out for the busting-at-the-seams clich.
Department of Human Services looking into allegations
Minnesota Department of Human Services officials said Monday it will be a minimum of a few months before an internal audit looking into allegations of doctored payroll and expense reports and personal use of state property is completed.
Missota given more time to find buyer
Missota Paper Co. will have more time to find an investor or buyer.
She may be 95, but a Brainerd woman continues to be a prolific poet. Read more about this story in Wednesday's Neighbors section.
Mary 'Louise' L. Bajula
Mary "Louise" L. Bajula, 65, Brainerd, died Friday, April 2, 2004, at home. She was born May 29, 1938, in Tulsa, Okla. She retired from St. Joseph's Medical Ce
Curtis A. Larson
CROSSLAKE -- Curtis A. Larson, 72, of Crosslake, died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Crosslake.
Daniel L. Fleischhacker
Daniel Louis Fleischhacker, age 18, resident of Daggett Brook Township, died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1985, in Bogota, Columbia. Daniel was a senior at Brainerd High School, a varsity wrestler, he loved to fish, hunt, play cards and motorcycle.
Edith R. Bounds
VERNDALE -- Edith R. Bounds, age 90, of Verndale, died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at the Greater Staples Hospital.
Pauline S. Christiansen
Pauline S. Christiansen, 89, Brainerd, died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Curtis A. Larson
CROSSLAKE -- Curtis A. Larson, 72, of Crosslake, died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Garnet 'Jimmie' Kast
AITKIN -- Garnet "Jimmie" Kast, age 98, of Aitkin, died on Monday, April 5, 2004, at the Aicota Nursing Home in Aitkin. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
Lois 'Jean' Beck
Lois "Jean" Beck, 76, of Brainerd, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at St. Cloud Hospital. Lois Jean Nelson was born Oct. 4, 1927, in Duluth to Roy Anton and Ruth Isabelle (DeBoer) Nelson.
Obituary notices are charged at $10 per column inch, exclusive of the first 4 inches. A $10 fee is charged for a half-column photograph. To place an obituary in The Dispatch, consult the funeral home handling arrangements.
Todd J. Fitch
Todd J. Fitch, 47, Brainerd, died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center. He was born on July 7, 1956, in Brainerd to Paul and Margaret (Billman) Fitch.
Steven J. Kotula
WILLISTON, Vt. -- Steven John Kotula, 48, formerly of Brainerd, died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston, Vt. He was born Feb. 10, 1956, in Riversi
Alongside the horrific images from Fallujah, a parade of foreign policy types has taken to the airwaves cautioning viewers about a "Mogadishu" effect.
Missing - Dispatch Editorial
The mysterious disappearance and subsequent unraveling of Audrey Seiler's story of being abducted in Madison, Wis. was followed closely in central Minnesota.
Listening to President Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry snipe at each other last week about the high price of gasoline, it's hard to know where the greater hypocrisy lies. The Bush campaign deserves ridicule for its latest advertisement, which begins, "Some people have wacky ideas ... Like taxing gasoline more so people drive less. That's John Kerry."
Editorial board offers its opinions
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Brainerd lakes residents, it's spring so let's grab the garbage bags and go outside and do some spring cleaning in our neighborhoods. TV is boring now anyway and the sun's shining so let's start cleaning and get some exercise at the same time.
Kudos to Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia's recent decision to refuse to return to active duty in Iraq. As The Brainerd Dispatch reported, he was shaken by an incident in which h
For the offensive minded baseball fan, Sunday's games between the Central Lakes College Raiders and the Mesabi Range Norsemen were heaven.
Brainerd Warriors forward Justin Mueller has been named to the All-Central Lakes Conference boys' basketball team.
Pierz girls second in first conference meet
PIERZ -- Kim Stangl's 52, Christy Virnig's 53 and Kristen Sczblewski's 54 propelled the Pierz Pioneers girls' golf team to second place at the Central Minnesota Conference meet Tuesday.
Area events Tuesday
Bats come alive as CLC salvages split
Offense has been in short supply so far this season for the Central Lakes College Raiders softball team. Stringing together multiple hits in a row hasn't been happening, making runs scarce.
W-DC opens with win over Sebeka
WADENA -- Nikki Kneisl had two hits and Alex Askew pitched a complete game as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines softball team opened its season Monday with a 7-2 come-from-behind victory over Sebeka.
Johnson 20th, Olson 45th in Olympic trials
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Brainerd's Turena Johnson finished 20th and Johanna Olson of Wadena-Deer Creek was 45th in the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials Saturday.
BHS track and field teams turn in sparkling day
ST. CLOUD -- Brainerd Warriors track and field distance runner Justin Grunewald's assault on the record books has officially begun.
track and field
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers northwest quarter this morning. Slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms far southwest. Highs in the 60s north and 70s south.
Precipitation for March listed
March snowfall amounts were way below average but the season's snowfall was slightly above normal, DNR officials reported Monday.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs from the mid 50s northeast to
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Sunny east. Partly cloudy west with chance of afternoon thunderstorms extreme northwest. Highs 65 to 75.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs around 60 northeast to the mid 70s far
Weather drawing by Krista Loven of Mr. Meyer's fourth grade class at Lowell school.
Weather drawing by Shakyra Johnson in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
State forecast for north dakota
...Flood warning through today northeast...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Becoming mostly cloudy west. A chance of afternoon showers northwest. Highs in the 50s to low 60s with a few mid to upper 40s near lake michigan.
State forecast for iowa
.Today...Scattered sprinkles this morning. Becoming mostly
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...A chance of morning showers or sprinkles east...Otherwise sunny or partly cloudy. Highs in the 50s north to near 70 southwest.
State forecast for minnesota
.Today...Mostly sunny. Increasing clouds northwest this afternoon.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Increasing cloudiness. A chance of afternoon showers
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