Broadened job fair to take place at the armory
The 14th annual Job Fair in the lakes area will be at the Brainerd Army National Guard Armory Wednesday.
Band announces entrepreneur contest winners
ONAMIA -- The winners of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe's entrepreneur contest were recently announced at the band's community open house.
Where the animals are ceramic -- mostly
Nine months ago a fire forced the Vobejdas from their home and business.
Matt Yde, Kirby Co. in Brainerd, broke a 27-year-old Kirby sales record last month by selling 41 Kirbys in 31 days.
Can you fill this 'help wanted' ad for a child?
Wanted: An adult male in the Baxter-Pillager area to be a Kinship Partner to an active 10-year-old boy.
ROYALTON -- Four people were injured in a single-vehicle rollover Friday on Highway 10, five miles north of Royalton.
Rhonda Makela, Park Rapids, a girl, Alexia Jade Mullen, 9 pounds, 11 ounces, March 24, 2004.
Study identifies predictors of Alzheimer's longevity
BETHESDA, Md. -- It's among the first questions asked after someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease: "What can we expect?"
7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Medical Center (Open). Call Bill at 829-3801.
Victims of clergy abuse
Imagine someone being so addicted to a drug that they'd suck on the open sores of a fellow addict just to get one last hit.
This was Brainerd
APRIL 11 - 60 years ago (1944) - All was in readiness this afternoon for the three-day celebration of Brainerd Elks Lodge marking the burning of the mortgage and the end of indebtedness on their beautiful three-story Elks building.
A meth survivor shares her struggle with addiction. "My mom introduced me to meth," a 26-year-old area woman said. "I went from snorting to smoking to shooting it. It took total control of my life. I had no control whatsoever."
CLC students demonstrate leadership skills by sponsoring event for Kinship Partners kids
Eating pigs' feet was no cup of tea for 11-year-old Brodie of Brainerd and tasting herring was a gross experience for 12-year-old Cya of Brainerd.
LADID at front lines of war against meth
Contraction isn't always a bad thing.
Reach for the eggs
Anna Wikstrom of Brainerd reached for an Easter egg in Lum Park Saturday morning during the 18th annual Easter Egg Hunt. Sponsored by Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department, Brainerd Rotary Club and Johnson Candy and Cigar, the hunt spans the entire park.
Max R. Howick
DEERWOOD -- Max Ray Howick, age 82, of Deerwood, died on Thursday, April 8, 2004, at his home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Leo Brausen, age 81, of Little Falls, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2004.
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John 'Johnny' D. McCollum
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- John "Johnny" D. McCollum, age 61, of Holt/Coker, Ala., formerly of Aitkin, Minn., died Feb. 19, 2004, at the V.A. Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
SWATARA -- Donald Landrus, age 45, of Swatara, died on Wednesday, April 7, at his home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 12, at the Aitkin Westside Church with the Rev. Dallas Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Waukenabo Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin from 5-7 p.m. and one hour before services at the church.
William B. Knox Jr.
FOREST LAKE -- William Bolton Knox Jr., World War II vet of Forest Lake, Minn., formerly of Merrifield, age 76, died April 7, 2004, at St. John's Hospital. He was born in Winter Haven, Fla., the son of the late Alma Revell Knox and William Bolton Knox Sr.
This is in reference to the Neighbors section of the April 7 newspaper. I was so blessed by the few poems written and shared by Alfreda Crandall, who is 95 years of age. There must be a publisher out there that would make it possible for the world to enjoy these.
Do homosexuals really want the right to marry? To hear their defenders whine that they only want to "love" like heterosexuals, you'd think that's all there is to it. The truth, however, is that the move to gain legalization of "homosexual marriage" is part of a larger sexual agenda. They openly admit they want same-sex marriage as a way of destroying the concept of marriage altogether:
Lindsay's lucky No. 13
Adolescent females have traditionally emulated pop music divas. This first tradition has recently been challenged by a young woman from the University of Minnesota basketball team, Lindsay Whalen.
SPRING VALLEY, Ill. -- Pro Tom Giachetto of Ladd, Ill., caught five sauger weighing 11 pounds, 12 ounces on the final day to claim victory at the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Tour season opener on the Illinois River. Giachetto's two-day total catch weighed 26 pounds, 12 ounces.
Who says first ice is best?
Both early ice and late ice offer some pretty awesome angling. But if it's panfish you're after, late is great! The conditions can be a little on the dangerous side, but the action is hard to beat.
Prepping the boat is rite of spring in north country
Anglers throughout the north country are in transition from hard water to soft water seasons. Fish houses have been pushed behind the garage or into a corner of the basement. Three-foot jig sticks have given way to six-foot medium action rods. Boat covers have been pulled off and mice shooed away. The roar of the auger has been silenced, soon to be replaced with the roar of the outboard.
North Country calendar
April 14 -- Spring turkey season opens
Saga of the trumpeter swan on Big Portage Lake continues
"What happened to the swan?" was a question asked by many Big Portage Lake residents last fall. They feared the fate of the juvenile trumpeter swan they grew fond of during the summer.
The kids at Kinship After School Club would like to thank the UBC Lumber Co. for giving us a demonstration of how to build a house and showing us around.
Katie Thesing and Joshua Eastman announce their engagement. Parents are Curtis and Margie Thesing, Fort Ripley, and Scott and Cynthia Eastman, Pequot Lakes. A May 7 wedding is planned in St. Mathias.
Laura Lee Nicholas and Christopher T. Quisberg announce their engagement. Parents are Nick and Denise Nicholas, Crookston, and Steve and Ruth Quisberg, Brainerd. A May 22 wedding is planned at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Crookston.
Chrysi Larson and Christopher Schei announce their engagement. Parents are Mike and Linda Larson, Brainerd, and Ruddy and Carolyn Schei, Elbow Lake. A July 24 wedding is planned at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Brainerd.
Ashley Smart and Jacob Moser announce their engagement. Parents are Thomas and Susan Smart, Brainerd, and Brad and Kathy Moser, Pequot Lakes. A June 5 wedding is planned at Gregory Park, Brainerd.
Steve and Iris Shively, Brainerd, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. April 18 at St. Mathias Park, Fort Ripley. The event will be hosted by their children. They were married April 6, 1974, in St. Mathias.
Mark and Marlyn Duus will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. April 17 at Brainerd Assembly of God, 2424 Business Highway 371, Brainerd. The event is hosted by their children. No gifts please.
Alice Isle, Brainerd, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. April 18 at her home, 14484 County Road 159, Brainerd. The event is hosted by her family. She was born April 14, 1914, in the Pierz-Harding area.
Becky Abney and Steven Deuel announce their engagement. Parents are Ardyce Makinson, Oregon, and the late Ray Makinson, and Lyle and Helen Deuel, Brainerd. A May 1 wedding is planned in Appleton, Wis.
Marissa Stockert and Wade Manske announce their engagement. Parents are Jim and Junell Schaefer, Moorhead, and Jeff Stockert, Fargo, N.D., and Roger and Vickie Manske, West Fargo, N.D. A July 24 wedding is planned at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Fargo.
Dispatch All-Area Boys' Basketball Team
Players for the All-Area team are nominated by their coaches and voted on by The Dispatch sports department.
A basketball bond
Michael Grieme was an excited fifth-grader two weeks away from his 11th birthday.
Local sports shorts
LONGVILLE -- The seventh Annual Run Around Woman Lake 30-kilometer run, 5-mile run and 5-mile walk is scheduled May 1 in Longville.
CLC baseball team drops two wintry games to Itasca
GRAND RAPIDS -- In 30-degree temperatures and light snow, the Central Lakes College Raiders baseball team dropped a doubleheader Friday to the Itasca Vikings.
Raiders pull softball sweep over Vermilion
When the Central Lakes College Raiders softball team decides to score runs, it scores them in bunches.
Destined for success
As a protege of one of the best boys' basketball coaches in Minnesota history, Garry Grewe was destined to be a coach and destined to be a success.
Records and statistics
Team Final Record
Area boys' basketball player of the year
At a young age, it was evident Ben Stoll played basketball a little bit differently.
All-Area Honorable Mention
Justin Mueller, Brainerd
Choosing laser, for speed and economy over time
Shopping for a printer isn't much different from shopping for a car: Some models have an alluring flair, but those typically guzzle gas. Sometimes it's smart to go for a subdued model that gets great mileage. Ink or toner is the gasoline that runs a printer; the model you choose now will determine how much you'll pay for a long time to come.
Video, photos eating up hard-drive space
In the attic, in the garage, in the shed or in the basement, you just can't have too much storage.
Motorola V400's digital picture may not float your boat, but it'll do in a pinch
Cellular telephones perform so many little tricks these days that shooting a digital picture with one may not be exciting enough to float your boat. But I'm still amazed by this little trick, which doesn't produce an image that is suitable for framing but can be a heck of a lot of help in a pinch.
Phone in your packet
For the last week or so, the phone on my desk hasn't been plugged into its usual wall jack. Instead, it's been plugged into a little white box that routes my calls over the Internet.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. A chance for snow showers north...Rain or snow showers central...And sprinkles or flurries south. Highs from the upper 30s north...To around 50 southwest.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly mostly cloudy with scattered sprinkles and
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Isolated light snow showers east in the morning. Highs in the 40s.
Weather drawing by Grace Lemberg of Susan TeHennepe's fourth grade class at Backus school.
State forecast for Minnesota
452 pm cdt fri apr 9 2004
Winona LaDuke to speak in Pine River
PINE RIVER -- Pine River-Backus Amnesty International will present a presentation by Winona LaDuke, who will speak at 7 p.m. April 16 in the Pine River-Backus High School commons area.
Linda Philp will be retiring after 34 years of teaching kindergarten at Harrison Elementary School. Former graduate students are invited to share in her retirement party at 3:30 p.m. May 7 at the Harrison gym. Please RSVP to Harrison School at 829-4053 by April 30 if you are able to attend.
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