Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will provide $7.4 million in educational scholarships to Thrivent Financial members in 2003. The scholarships will benefit 2,824 students attending four-year Lutheran, public and private colleges, universities, and two-ye
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Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, District 12A
C-I 16th in boys' golf opener
FARIBAULT -- Ricky Aulie shot 75 and the Crosby-Ironton Rangers finished 16th in Friday's Shattuck-St. Mary's boys' golf invitational.
Traffic accident kills Pillager 19-year-old known as school's biggest sports fan
PILLAGER -- Pillager High School athletes today are mourning the loss of one of their biggest fans.
Walking for a son
An American flag held by a Brainerd American Legion Post No. 255 color guard member blew in the foreground as Steve Owens of Brainerd displayed a photograph of his son Daniel as he waited to start in Walk the Track Saturday at Brainerd International Raceway. Owens said his son, a lance corporal in the Marines, recently called him from Baghdad. Also pictured are Wanda Huber (left) and Emily Thesing (right), both of Brainerd.
This was Brainerd
APRIL 14 - 20 years ago (1983) - A dream is coming true for area senior citizens as construction work begins on the old fire hall to renovate it and turn it into a senior citizen center.
Grass fires fought in area
Area firefighters again battled several grass fires in the Brainerd area Sunday.
Transportation issues will be the main topic at Rep. Jim Oberstar's Hometown Values Forum from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Central Lakes College. Look for the story in Tuesday's Dispatch.
A marriage license reported on Page 6A of Thursday's Dispatch should have read Shannon M. Kelly, 34, and Kristi L. Swift, 30, both of Brainerd.
Deployed dads-to-be from Camp Ripley to miss big events at home
When Chrissy Thell found out she was pregnant, her husband David bought her a large bouquet of yellow roses wrapped in a yellow ribbon.
STAPLES -- Carl Anderberg, 86, Staples, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.
LEADER -- Loyd Holm, Leader, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at home.
Derwin D. Sawyer
BAXTER -- Derwin D. Sawyer, 73, Baxter, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at home.
PILLAGER -- Dustin Fornshell, 19, Pillager, died Sunday, April 13, 2003.
AITKIN -- Florence Hermel, 80, Aitkin, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Jesse B. Holleman
ROSEMOUNT -- Jesse Bruce Holleman, 23, Rosemount, formerly of Brainerd, Lake George and Bemidji areas, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, as the result of injuries from an accident at his construction job site.
RANDALL -- Cynthia Feustel, 34, Randall, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
PINE RIVER -- Alma McNamee, 91, Pine River, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
AITKIN -- Lydia Fellerman, 90, Aitkin, died today, April 14, 2003, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Leonard L. Stelzel
Leonard L. Stelzel, 73, rural Brainerd, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at his home on North Long Lake.
University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks said he was "beyond being upset" at the on-campus riot that followed the Gopher men's NCAA hockey championship on Saturday night. Outrage was the word he used to describe his feelings.
Crow Wing County residents should know that the ATV damage they are seeing in our ditches will be repaired using county tax dollars unless Senate File 850 passes. The damage to our driveways will be repaired with our sweat and paychecks.
Editorial board comes up with newspaper's views
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
B.J. Kennedy, an internationally known medical oncologist who studied cancer for more than 50 years, died April 6 at his Minneapolis home of multiple myeloma. He was 81.
Citing SARS fears, several companies cut travel, one cuts a night shift
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Fears of a mysterious new respiratory disease have prompted several Minnesota businesses to avoid Asia travel, and one factory floor in Bloomington was shut down for a night because of the disease.
School severance pay examined
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Top officials in many of the Twin Cities' largest school districts would see a financial windfall if they left their districts, according to an analysis by the Star Tribune.
U president outraged at melee
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks said the school will work closely with police to track down students who were involved in a window-smashing, rock-throwing melee after the Gophers won the NCAA hockey title.
Turkeys excellent on dinner table, tough on windshields
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Tom Reardon never saw it coming.
Senate vote awaited
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Monday could prove a decisive day on a divisive issue if the Senate votes as expected on whether to send Gov. Tim Pawlenty a bill to make women wait 24 hours and receive information before having an abortion.
Clinton calls on Bush to make deal with North Korea
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) -- Former President Clinton called on the Bush administration to make a deal with North Korea to halt that country's nuclear expansion during a speech at Beth El Synagogue on Sunday.
Raiders split with Bethany
MANKATO -- The Central Lakes College Raiders softball team won the second game of a doubleheader from Bethany 7-4 Saturday as Tara Storts and Jenny Sullivan each collected two hits.
CLC baseball team wins 3 games over weekend
The Central Lakes Raiders baseball team found its bats, winning three of four games Saturday and Sunday to even its record in North Division play at 3-3.
Minnesota completed its second four-game Big Ten series sweep with an 8-2 win over Penn State Sunday.
All-sports tickets go on sale Wednesday
The Brainerd High School Athletics Department, Brainerd Sports Boosters Club and Cub Foods invites the public to the annual all-sports banquet April 28 in the Brainerd High School gymnasium.
Gophers already eyeing NCAA hockey three-peat
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- If Minnesota was to regain its place as an NCAA hockey power, coach Don Lucia knew he would have to begin looking outside of his state's borders to find talent.
Back in business:
ST. PAUL -- Missing from Minnesota for the past 11 seasons, the NHL playoffs have returned to the "state of hockey."
Szczerbiak ties franchise record with 44 as Wolves lasso Bulls
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wally Szczerbiak and the Minnesota Timberwolves got a lot of help from the Portland Trail Blazers.
LeCroy, Cuddyer help Twins sweep Blue Jays
TORONTO (AP) -- The streaky Minnesota Twins appear to be back on track.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy breezy and warmer. A chance of thunderstorms late north. Record or near record highs in the 70s north to 85 to 90 southwest. Cooler near lake michigan.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Record warmth south. Sunny to partly clou
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny to partly cloudy. A slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms northwest. Highs 75 to 80 northwest...To around 90 central through far southeast.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers northwest this morning...Then a chance of showers and thundershowers west and north central this afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s north to around 80 southeast.
Look at the cars
Weather drawing by Taylor Kramer of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny...Windy and very warm. Record highs in the 80s.
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