Take a guess, once each week
This could be the last week for just one Guess the Vehicle photograph in this section.
How many books are in the Bible? Just ask members of the Junior Bible Quiz
The only thing missing from the Brainerd Assemblies of God Church Wednesday night was game show host Alex Trebek as youths practiced for their upcoming Junior Bible Quiz competition.
Jason (left) and Sarah Burton of Belief performed at the LifeSource Benefit Concert last week at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter. The proceeds from the concert will benefit organ donations throughout Minnesota, North and South Dakota and parts of Wisconsin.
"Why Believe the Resurrection?" will be shown via satellite from 6:45-9 p.m. Sunday at Emily Wesleyan Church in Emily. According to the Apostle Paul, the truth of Christianity and the hope of humanity rise and fall on one question which is asked by seekers, skeptics, and even believers: Did the resurrection of Jesus really happen?
A world that needs the Good News
The Lenten season has always been a time for the church to focus on the somber aspects of Christ's suffering and death, our own need for repentance and renewal, and the Gospel's insistence that in the midst of very bad news (Jesus' death on the cross), there is hope and the promise of the life to come (Jesus' resurrection and eternal victory).
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 189, a year ago 189.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday estimate: 750. Last Wednesday: 628. Year Ago Wednesday: 395. Tuesday actual: 1025.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 268, a year ago 146.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 450. Last Thursday: 718. Year Ago Thursday: 366. Wednesday actual: 855.
Dusting off an old cookie recipe
I was in a cookie baking mood a couple of weeks ago so I took out my recipes and came across an old favorite I hadn't made for a long time.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
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How to reach federal legislators
Sen. Norm Coleman
Gerald P. Hirschman Jr., 48, and Roslyn M. Baker, 47, both of Dubbo, Australia.
NISSWA -- One person was injured in a single-vehicle accident today in Nisswa.
WALKER -- Barbara Jean Jensen, 41, Federal Dam, was arraigned in Cass County District Court Monday on felony theft and felony embezzlement of public funds charges.
School lunch menus
FORT RIPLEY -- The Brainerd Fire Department about 11:35 a.m. Thursday responded to a report of a propane smell that filled a cabin, owned by Gordon Leaf, on Crow Wing Lake Road in Fort Ripley.
The Northside neighborhood group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Park United Methodist Church.
Baxter building permits
Jeremy D. & Stephanie A. Horn, 2421 Forestview Drive S., finish basement, $6,900.
Workshop to teach art of planting hanging baskets
STAPLES -- The Central Lakes College Ag Center will sponsor a Designing and Planting Hanging Baskets workshop April 17.
Shade garden plants
Made in the shade Tips for your garden
PINE RIVER -- Beth Davies, who lives in the woods and buys more tree seedlings every year to plant on her property, manages to have shade gardens.
N.D. Guard unit, with troops from Camp Ripley, departs for duty in Kuwait
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Soldiers with the North Dakota National Guard's 142nd Engineer Battalion began leaving for Kuwait on Wednesday, some of them too busy turning in borrowed televisions to watch footage of the apparent fall of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Firefighters fearful of high winds
High winds and dry conditions are being blamed for more than 60 fires that burned about 950 acres across the state Wednesday, and have put state and area firefighters on alert today.
The Brainerd Lakes Area Salvation Army March food share drive exceeded goals of 15,000 pounds of food and $15,000 for the food shelf.
Sunny day at the park
Amanda Gfroerer (right) applied suntan lotion as she and Jamie Guderian watched the Brainerd Warriors baseball game on a summer-like day at Don Adamson Field Thursday.
This was Brainerd
APRIL 10 - 40 years ago (1963) - Brainerd young people are on the move this week. By foot, bicycle and horseback they are catching the fever of President Kennedy's physical fitness program and are out to prove that they are in shape.
C & I Show set up
Jeremiah Joachim set up the Provident Mortgage Corporation of Minnesota booth this morning in preparation for the Commerce and Industry Show at the Brainerd Area Civic Center and Gold Medal Arena Friday through Sunday. The show started at noon today.
The area chapter of Ducks Unlimited is celebrating a milestone. Look for the story in North Country.
Apparent suicide victim named
PEQUOT LAKES -- Pequot Lakes Police Chief Mark Forsberg today reported the apparent suicide victim found in a residence in southeast Pequot Lakes Thursday was 46-year-old Cari Louise Blowers.
Gardens in the shade can be successful. Look for proof in Friday's Housing section.
'It's good to be working again'
Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Thursday he could read the attitude of Missota Paper Co. employees by the smiles on their faces.
C&I show starts Friday
The Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce's 26th annual Commerce and Industry Show starts Friday at the Brainerd Area Civic Center.
Washington students thinking of troops
What started as a family project evolved into a Washington Middle School campaign spearheaded by a 13-year-old Brainerd girl to collect items for soldiers in Iraq.
School district panel advises Reichert Bus be awarded contract
Reichert Bus Service of Baxter may beat out two national bus companies to continue to serve the students in the Brainerd School District.
Waiting is over, paper mill on a roll
About a year ago a similar wait took place for visiting dignitaries to arrive in a northeast Brainerd paper mill, but the mood was altogether different Thursday.
A farewell for retiring Brainerd Parks and Recreation Director Bruce Ericson will be 2-4 p.m. Friday at Brainerd City Hall.
School panel tweaks budget
The Brainerd School District's unreserved fund balance for June 30 is expected to be about $6.15 million or about $339,000 less than June 30, 2002.
District insurance costs to climb
The Brainerd School District may see about a 9 percent increase in health insurance premium costs next school year.
Public invited to have say on East Gull Lake wastewater plans
Public comments are being sought for the proposed upgrade and expansion of East Gull Lake wastewater treatment facility.
This was Brainerd
APRIL 11 - 80 years ago (1923) - The Brainerd Civic and Commerce Association campaign for funds to establish and maintain a modern tourist park is meeting with unqualified success.
Zirla Mae Terrell
SARTELL -- Zirla Mae Terrell, 81, Sartell, formerly of Pequot Lakes, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at Country Manor Health Care in Sartell.
Berle F. Bowen
LITTLE FALLS -- Berle F. Bowen, 90, Little Falls, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Gladys M. Horn
Gladys Margaret Horn, 89, Verndale, died Monday, April 7, 2003, at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.
Leonard Stelzel, 73, North Long Lake area, died Thursday, April 10, 2003.
Marvin M. Myers
PINE RIVER -- Marvin Myron Myers, 78, Pine River, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Marvin M. Myers
PINE RIVER -- Marvin M. Myers, 78, Pine River, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Bonnie O. Braggans
LITTLE FALLS -- Bonnie O. Braggans, 87, Little Falls, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
George A. Chase
AITKIN -- George A. Chase, 76, Aitkin, died today, April 10, 2003, at Riverwood Extended Healthcare in Aitkin.
Elvin 'Bud' J. Burchill
GRAND RAPIDS -- Elvin "Bud" J. Burchill, 75, Grand Rapids, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at Evergreen Terrace in Grand Rapids.
Ilene B. Madison Naley
NISSWA -- Ilene Belle Madison Naley, 81, Nisswa, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
George A. Chase
AITKIN -- George A. Chase, 76, Aitkin, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
Kenneth M. DeVine
KERRVILLE, Texas -- Kenneth M. DeVine, 83, Kerrville, Texas, formerly of Brainerd, died Thursday, March 29, 2003, at Alpine Terrace Nursing Home in Kerrville.
LITTLE FALLS -- Bonnie Braggens, 87, Little Falls, died today, April 10, 2003, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Effie Van Epps
LITTLE FALLS -- Effie Van Epps, 89, Little Falls, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at her daughter's home in Little Falls.
A U.S. soldier stationed in Kuwait threw hand grenades into three tents of officers in his unit, killing two officers and wounding fourteen.
That's why the mood was upbeat Thursday when Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Brainerd area civic leaders celebrated the reopening of the former Potlatch plant.
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For 30 years now RSVP volunteers have been making our community a better place. Men and women of all ages are volunteering their time and talents to perform countless meaningful acts of kindness.
Small school districts are having a tough time making ends meet these days. Witness the struggles that the financially strapped Pillager and Crosby-Ironton school districts are experiencing now.
A surreal trip
It was almost surreal visiting Washington, D.C. last week as part of a Minnesota chamber delegation.
Man pleads guilty to 1989 Bloom killing
FARIBAULT (AP) -- A longtime suspect in the 1989 killing of Sharon Bloom, a computer analyst who left her work at 3M in Woodbury for lunch and never returned, pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional murder.
Iraqis in state can see democracy
ST. PAUL (AP) -- They used to feel like hopeless dreamers. But after a stunning day in the streets of Baghdad, Iraqis living in Minnesota can actually see it: a democratic homeland.
13-year-old Newfolden girl found safe after AMBER Alert issued
NEWFOLDEN, Minn. (AP) -- A 13-year-old rural Newfolden girl was found safe Thursday after authorities issued an AMBER Alert.
Gloomy revenue report suggests bigger deficit
ST. PAUL (AP) -- First the good news for state leaders agonizing over the budget: Total revenue collections for February and March were about $56 million higher than anticipated.
Mesaba Airlines cuts almost 10 percent of management jobs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mesaba Airlines cut almost 10 percent of its management jobs and announced plans to cut 50 additional jobs because of low passenger demand.
Senator to loosen restrictions on foreign farmers in state
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Sen. Steve Dille wants to boost Minnesota's struggling rural economy by modifying a decades-old law that prohibits temporary foreign visitors from owning farms.
There's plenty of work remaining on budget
ST. PAUL (AP) -- After days of publicly bashing each other's budget plans, legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Pawlenty met privately Wednesday to get going on a compromise.
Lottery's spending questioned by organization
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Lottery is defending its operations in the face of an environmental group's report that concludes it costs far more to run the lottery here than in comparable states.
Star Tribune staffers escape death in Iraq
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Star Tribune reporter and photographer escaped an attempt by two Iraqi fighters to kill them near the northern oil city of Kirkuk.
Four plead guilty in sports gambling operation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Four people pleaded guilty on Thursday for their roles in an illegal sports bookmaking operation in St. Paul.
Sartell defeats Brainerd tennis team 5-2
SARTELL -- Brainerd's Matt Steiger dominated his No. 1 singles match, winning 6-1, 6-0, but the Warriors lost their tennis season opener 5-2 Thursday to Sartell.
Local sports shorts
The 14th annual North Central Speedway Stock Car Show is Friday and Saturday at the Westgate Mall.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Verndale's Mahlen voted coach of year
Verndale's Mike Mahlen was named Minnesota High School Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year last weekend.
Pierz wins CMC girls' golf opener
HOWARD LAKE -- The Pierz Pioneers, led by returning senior letterwinners Beckie Loidolt and Diane Stangl, opened the girls' golf season with a victory in Central Minnesota Conference action Thursday.
Itasca storms past Raiders in twinbill
Sometimes when it rains, it pours.
Brainerd defeats Rocori in softball
COLD SPRING -- Erin Donnelly pitched a complete game for the Brainerd Warriors in a 7-3 victory over the Rocori Spartans in Central Lakes Conference softball Thursday.
Verndale stumbles in area softball action
BATTLE LAKE -- The Ottertail Central Bulldogs pounded out 16 hits and posted a 12-2 victory over the Verndale Pirates in a Park Region Conference softball game Thursday.
Northern Minnesota Boxoff at Wadena
WADENA -- The 2003 Golden Gloves Northern Minnesota Boxoff is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wadena Armory.
Ogilvie outscores Aitkin
OGILVIE -- Dallas Westerlund was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Matt Nadeau hit a two-run homer as Aitkin lost to Ogilvie 14-7 in Great River Conference baseball Thursday.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
A measure of a top-notch athlete is to continue to exceed previous performances.
Warriors overcome errors
Until it settles on its defensive alignment it appears the Brainerd Warriors baseball team will have to rely on its bats to win.
Local sports shorts
Brainerd High School baseball assistant coach Keith Peterson will conduct one-hour pitching clinics April 27 and May 4 at Baxter Park.
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
Wells' 3-hit shutout leads Yankees past Twins 2-0
NEW YORK -- David Wells often reminds us that he's not perfect.
Minnesota, Michigan vie for underdog status
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Minnesota and Michigan were busy trying to outdo each other for the underdog label in their Frozen Four semifinal.
Wild have passed test, now comes extra credit
ST. PAUL (AP) -- In the sports world it's best to avoid gushing about much of anything. Maintaining a sense of cynicism is better.
Who needs home ice?
The road to success in the NHL playoffs might be, well, taking to the road.
Gophers win in OT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Minnesota put itself in position to defend its NCAA hockey championship. New Hampshire is seeking its first title.
WILD BREAK THE PLAYOFFS ICE
DENVER -- The Minnesota Wild aren't about to get ahead of themselves after beating Colorado in the first playoff game in franchise history.
Gardy can't beat Yankees
NEW YORK -- The Twins can't beat -- or at least haven't beaten -- the Yankees with Ron Gardenhire as manager. Well, they've played the Yankees only eight times in Gardenhire's tenure. Their problems with Mike Mussina have been going on a lot longer.
Crosby-Ironton choir earns superior rating
The Crosby-Ironton Concert Choir earned superior rating at the Section Large Group Vocal Music Contest Friday at Staples-Motley High School. The Concert Choir entered Category 1, the most difficult, and competed with 11 choirs from Sub-Section 24.
Travis Tritt, Marty Stuart to perform at Grand Casino Hinckley GrandFest
HINCKLEY -- Country musicians Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart will perform May 17 at Grand Casino Hinckley's annual GrandFest, which kicks off the outdoor concert season at the casino amphitheater.
Tangled up in Blue
Panoramic Blue is a band born after its time. Like many people who grew up in the 1990s, lead singer Matt Johnson has fond memories of driving down the road listening to Everclear, Semisonic, matchbox twenty and Sister Hazel.
Panoramic Blue mixes it up, Greg Brown keeps it simple
Area music fans will have an opportunity to check out a timeless legend and fresh young talent this weekend. Greg Brown, who's been making albums since the 1970s, brings his gravelly voice and plucky guitar playing to Pequot Lakes for a 7:30 p.m. show Friday at the high school.
LIVE MUSIC CALENDAR
Aitkin Middle School choirs to present spring concert
AITKIN -- The four choirs from Aitkin Middle School Tuesday will present the annual spring concert.
C-I vocalists advance to section/state contest
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton High School Chamber Singers, Girls' Triple Trio, Boys' Quartet, and solos, under the direction of Wayne Ellingsen participated in the Sub-Section Vocal Music Contest Friday at Staples-Motley High School.
The Flip Side: Crossing Kids is hosting a workshop of aboriginal art for kids ages 6-9 Saturday at The Crossing's Fine Arts Center. Cost is $3 per child for members and $5 per child for non-members. Call 833-0416 to register.
Greg Brown, the legendary Iowa folk-country singer, performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium. Admission is $15 and food shelf donations are welcome.
'Clay and Collaboration' features Bemidji artists
Clay artist Cyrus Swann and collaborative mixed media artists Marlon Davidson and Don Knudson will be the featured artists at Ripple River Gallery April 9 through May 11.
Fine Arts Student of the Week
Ever since fifth grade when Julie Williams of Nisswa heard the sounds of the Brainerd High School's A Cappella Choir, she has wanted to be a member.
Fine Arts Music Festival
Jerry Shelton conducted the Jazz Band at the final concert of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Community College Fine Arts Festival at Breezy Point Resort last week.
C-I Concert Choir to present show
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton High School Concert Choir will present a Musical Variety Show 7 p.m. Saturday in the Mayberry Auditorium.
Lorrie Church, powwow part of American Indian Month festivities in Onamia
ONAMIA -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe will celebrate American Indian Month in May with performances by the American Indian Dance Theatre and American Indian country star Lorrie Church, as well as a powwow and American Indian arts and crafts show.
Sally Sundberg's piano students participated in a spring recital March 22 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Baxter.
Introductory weaving class set at Ripple River Gallery
Traudi Bestler, a weaver for more than 30 years, will offer a two-day Frame Loom Weaving class at Ripple River Gallery April 26-27.
Brown plays in Pequot
Veteran folk and country crooner Greg Brown will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium as part of the Grassroots Concert series.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. An isolated late afternoon thunderstorm possible far southwest. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s.
Weather drawing by Halle Beimert of Mrs. Holbrook's second grade class at Lowell school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s to the upper 60s... Except cooler near lakes superior and michigan.
Weather drawing by Mason Quick of Mrs. Ruen's first grade class at Baxter school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny and a bit warmer. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny and mild. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from the mid 50s northeast to the upper 60s far southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs from the lower 50s northeast to upper 60s northwest.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy to sunny. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny and cooler. Highs from the lower 60s northwest to the upper 60s southeast.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 65 to 75.
There will be an all-you-can-eat fish fry at 5:30 p.m. today at the Moose Lodge in Brainerd. Cost: $6.
The 2nd annual VFW rummage and bake sale will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the VFW. Sloppy jo lunch, cake decorations, dishes and lots of miscellaneous items will be sold.
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