A music team from Carpenter's Tools International Music Ministries, an international music ministry, will be presenting a concert at 11 a.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Pillager. The First Baptist Church is currently meeting at the Pillager School.
The Evangelical-Israeli connection
The much-publicized controversy over Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" might give the impression that Jews and evangelical Christians have little in common, theologically or otherwise. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Temple Baptist women known for their quilts
For young mothers-to-be, baby showers are a good way to stock up on necessities in preparation for when their baby arrives.
Better than average
About half of the area students surpassed the state average in the eighth-grade Basic Standard mathematics and reading tests.
BHS doors to be locked for security during next school year
Brainerd High School will be considered a closed campus next school year when students will not be able to leave the school for lunch.
Brainerd, area teams to compete in Knowledge Bowl next week at Cragun's
Four Brainerd lakes area Knowledge Bowl teams will compete in the 2004 Minnesota Service Cooperative Knowledge Bowl state competition Tuesday and Wednesday at Cragun's Conference and Golf Resort.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 289, a year ago 223.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 400. Last Wednesday: 352. Year Ago Wednesday: 437. Tuesday actual: 822.
Don't skimp on flavor when grilling steaks
When the weather turns nice, many of our meals during the week are cooked outdoors on the Weber grill. I not only love the taste, but the ease of cleaning up after the meal.
Clean out the fridge, and keep it clean
If searching through your refrigerator has begun to feel like an archaeological expedition, it's time to start cleaning.
Voice your opinion to lawmakers in St. Paul
Area legislators and how to contact them.
David A. Nettleton Sr., 50, Pierz, and Judy N. Nettleton, 50, Brainerd.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
oe and Jennifer (Rosenow) Lindholm, Hastings, a boy, Jacob Steven, 8 pounds, 1 ounce, April 6, 2004. Grandparents are Steve and Karen Rosenow, Baxter, and Al and Kathy Lindholm, Isle.
Hazardous waste site open
The Crow Wing County hazardous waste site and electronic collection facility will be open on three upcoming dates. The sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 28, May 8 and May 12.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to two grass fires Tuesday.
BAXTER -- Tami Jacobs joined Optimum Mortgage Services in Baxter.
Easy-to-grow flowering trees
Q. I know you don't like pear trees, but I hope you'll answer this question. I planted a callery pear two years ago that is now 11 feet high. The lowest branch is only 3 1/2 feet from the ground. If I just wait, will those lower branches be higher or should I prune them so that I don't have low branches on a mature tree? Yes, yes, I know I should have planted a crabapple.
Say you have free time and a desire to help your community and its schools, why not start a housing development?
LITTLE FALLS -- Jerry Thomes and Mike Corrow of Little Falls have a hobby that is much more than carving wood.
Through the roof
CONWAY, Ark. -- Prices of wood products used for home construction and home-remodeling projects have more than doubled in the last several months.
A strong brew at housewares show
CHICAGO -- Each year, the International Home & Housewares show here plugs into what matters most to American consumers: help around the house that works fast, saves space and looks cool.
Whipple Beach plan draws crowd
BAXTER -- More than 60 people made their way to Lakewood Evangelical Free Church Thursday for Baxter's town hall meeting.
Lawmakers weighing in on LGA issues
ST. PAUL -- Increasing property taxes or funding city services with Local Government Aid? Republicans and Democrats weighed in with their answers and thoughts on taxes.
J and M Developers of Little Falls created a residential development along Highway 371 just north of Little Falls. Look for the story in Friday's Housing section.
Man found dead near grass fire
The Morrison County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a 64-year-old man, whose body was found Wednesday near a grass fire near Swanville.
This was Brainerd
APRIL 16 - 80 years ago (1924) - Ear muffs and winter coats will be the order in this section Easter Sunday. Snow and rain and cold. New attire will be protected by rainslicks.
City, township forum planned in Nisswa
The 11th annual City and Township Forum hosted by Anderson Brothers will be April 22 at the Nisswa American Legion.
Historical society to sell flower bulbs
The Crow Wing County Historical Society is selling flower bulbs and perennials as a fund-raiser.
Return of the sunnies
Ray Lindberg fished the Gull Lake ditch near Gull Point for sunfish Wednesday night. Lindberg ended the night with enough for a meal of fresh fish. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Ripley Guard members put on duty alert
CAMP RIPLEY -- About 890 Minnesota Army National Guard members headquartered at Camp Ripley have been alerted for possible future federal active duty.
Comp plan gets public airing
With the process of updating Brainerd's comprehensive plan winding down, the public was given an early opportunity Wednesday to comment on the proposed document.
Work halted on project
BAXTER -- Work by JMS Companies on a project off Highway 371, near Morey's Market and Grille, was put on hold earlier this week after it was learned the contractor cut about 25 acres of trees without proper permits.
CLC sets fall student registration via Web, phone
Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, will give priority registration to returning students who sign up for fall 2004 courses via the Internet and Touchtone phone.
Comp plan consensus reached
Consensus was reached on what needs to be done first as Crow Wing County's comprehensive plan moves forward.
Historical society's annual meeting set
The Crow Wing County Historical Society's 77th annual meeting, dinner and silent auction will be April 27 in the Pine Room, adjacent to Gary's Sports Bar & Grill in Ironton.
Virus targeting area tots
As parents of twin 14-month-old boys and a 3-year-old daughter, Amy and Brian Carlson have learned to juggle all of life's unexpected mishaps.
Man dies after being engulfed in flames while burning cardboard
A 64-year-old man burning cardboard was killed after the flames went out of control and engulfed him.
Ruling favors city in Dispatch lawsuit
A Crow Wing County judge has ruled in favor of the city of Brainerd in a lawsuit filed against the city by The Brainerd Daily Dispatch.
Pickup crashes into PL store
PEQUOT LAKES --- It was a motor vehicle accident that could have been much worse.
Ready for mornings
One youth carrier is gearing up to begin delivering The Dispatch in the mornings. Read about Casper Hanson Sunday in the People Plus section.
Wayne Holtmeier has not yet learned the fine art of doughnut-making at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center in Brainerd.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1984) - Mark Vanek of Brainerd has been selected winner of the Al Broman Memorial Scholarship contest sponsored by the Brainerd American Legion. He will receive $1200 to use for attendance at Brainerd Community College.
The Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College will host an Earth Day Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday.
Joyce A. Nowlin Guertin
PINE RIVER -- Joyce Ann Nowlin Guertin, 67, Pine River, died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at her home.
Esther Craft 'Tat' Dondelinger
Esther Craft "Tat" Dondelinger, who died one month short of her 100th birthday, died on Monday, April 12, 2004.
Paul R. McGillivray
YUMA, Ariz. -- Paul R. McGillivray, age 79, of Yuma, Ariz., died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at the Yuma Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 p
Joan E. Zettervall
Memorial services were held for Joan Elizabeth (Strecker) Zettervall on Friday, April 16, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd, Minn., with Pastor David Holte officiating. The music was provided by Ernie Aarsted, accompanied by Ellen Holte.
CROSSLAKE -- Ruth Severin, age 89, of Crosslake, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake.
Alice M. Taylor
SARTELL -- Alice M. Taylor, 78-year-old resident of Sartell, Minn., formerly of the Randall area, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at the Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell. Funeral services for Alice M. Taylor will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls. Burial will be in the Randall Cemetery.
CROSSLAKE -- Ruth Severin, 89, of Crosslake, died at her home Tuesday, April 13, 2004. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 16, at Crosslake Lutheran Church in Crosslake with the Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Friends may visit Friday morning at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be at Pinewood Cemetery in Crosslake.
The Dispatch sounds off in editorials
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
I'm curious to know if the Brainerd Lakes Area at large is aware that the Minnesota Twins will not be shown in your area this season. Victory Sports, which is now the broadcast station for the Twins and Gophers, can't seem to understand that major rate increases across the board...may not be a good idea.
A good-natured fellow named Sam traveled on a dangerous highway where thugs beat and robbed unwary travelers.
Farewell to an afternoon paper
Starting Monday, readers who have, on rare occasion, found the writing in this column to be vague, muddled or inconsistent will no longer be able to point their fingers solely at the writer.
As happy as Minnesotans were to see the winter's snow recede, our discontent soon focused on that dull, brown-gray mixture of leaves and grass that passes for a front yard these bleak spring days.
Pioneers pick up first win
BELGRADE -- Sara Kahl and Tammy Gruber both had two hits and scored twice as the Pierz Pioneers downed Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 9-7 in Central Minnesota Conference softball Thursday.
Warriors outscore Spartans
COLD SPRING -- Four Brainerd players each had two hits and the Warriors rode a five-run fourth inning to a 9-5 victory over the Rocori Spartans in Central Lakes Conference baseball Thursday.
Holy snow cone
Game-winning hits appear to be one of Alison LeBlanc's attributes.
Pierz drops game at Metrodome
MINNEAPOLIS -- Pierz's Cody Happke was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI as the Pioneers fell to the Holdingford Huskers 7-4 Wednesday at the HHH Metrodome.
Dunphy's 43 paces Warriors to second place
LITTLE FALLS -- Emily Dunphy turned in a score of 42 to lead the Brainerd Warriors girls' golf team to a second-place finish in a Central Lakes Conference meet Tuesday.
Warrior golfers have disappointing day
DETROIT LAKES -- Clinton Strothers scored an 86 and Jared Hoppe was close behind with an 87 to lead the Brainerd Warriors boys' golf team to a 10th place finish at the Detroit Lakes Invitational Wednesday.
Warrior girls take first at Apollo quadrangular
ST. CLOUD -- Brainerd Warrior girls won eight events and the team title Tuesday in a Central Lakes Conference quadrangular track and field meet at St. Cloud Apollo.
Vickerman's 74 leads Warrior boys
SAUK RAPIDS -- Dustin Vickerman shot a 74 to lead the Brainerd Warriors to a fourth-place finish in a Central Lakes Conference boys' golf meet Thursday.
Warriors fall short against Willmar
The Willmar Cardinals won all three doubles matches to post a 5-2 triumph over the Brainerd Warriors in Central Lakes Conference tennis Thursday.
Tech stymies Flyers 6-1 in tennis
ST. CLOUD -- The Little Falls No. 2 doubles team of Tim Wasland-Jason Casillas recorded the Flyers' only win Thursday as they fell to St. Cloud Tech 6-1 in Central Lakes Conference tennis.
Johnson pitches, hits Verndale to victory
BATTLE LAKE -- Verndale pitcher Isaac Johnson stymied Ottertail Central by tossing a complete-game two-hitter with 15 strikeouts and no walks in a 9-0 victory Thursday.
CLC loses player, game and possibly the season
Last weekend, Central Lakes College Raiders softball player Amanda Monnier tore her ACL. In the second game of a double-header against the Northland Pioneers Wednesday, Monnier found herself hobbling out to right field to take the place of another injured player.
Stangl cards a 45 for Pioneers
MELROSE -- Kim Stangl shot a 45, five strokes off the pace, to lead the Pierz Pioneers girls' golf team to a fourth-place finish at the Melrose Invitational Thursday.
Area events Thursday
Triple (jump) threat - Ally Hartje a record-setter for BHS
Twin sisters Ally and Taylor Hartje are so identical the only way one Brainerd Warriors track and field coach tells them apart is by the difference in their nose and in their stride.
Waldorf College sophomore shortstop Joe Tautges of Brainerd has been named the Midwest Classic Conference baseball player of the week.
DETROIT LAKES -- Staples-Motley's Cory Wilson fired an 82 to lead the Cardinals boys' golf team to a sixth place finish at the Detroit Lakes Invitational Wednesday.
Student artworks on display at CLC Gallery
Jonathon Welu's red earthenware sculpture "Deep Unconsciousness" is among the artwork on display at the Central Lakes College Juried Student Art Show through April 30 in the CLC Gallery. Welu is a sophomore from Nisswa working toward his associate in arts degree.
Art focus: Speech
Pianists, vocalists in spotlight at CLC
Central Lakes College students will present the Piano and Voice Festival at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus. Admission is free.
The Moorhead four-piece performs at 9 p.m. Thursday at the Blue Ox in Brainerd and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Moonlite Bay in Crosslake.
CLC to present its version of 'The Emperor's New Clothes' for children
Central Lakes College Children's Theatre students will present "The Emperor's New Clothes (or What Not to Wear)" for the public at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 24 at Central Lakes College's Dryden Theatre.
Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota to give weekend shows
The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota, under the direction of Sarah Aamot-Lundin, will perform three concerts this weekend.
Butch Thompson's Big Three to perform Tuesday in Brainerd
Butch Thompson's Big Three will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, in Brainerd as part of the Lakes Area Concert Association series.
Peter Mayer to perform April 23 in Nisswa
NISSWA -- Stillwater singer-songwriter Peter Mayer will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 23 at the Nisswa Community Center as part of the Grassroots Concerts series.
A few 35 mm point and shoot cameras are needed for the Picturing IV children's workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday at Central Lakes College.
For week of April 15-21; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Brainerd junior high students to stage 'We the People'
The Franklin Junior High and Mississippi Horizons schools will present "We the People" at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. April 22 in the Franklin auditorium.
Kenny Rogers to play at Mille Lacs casino in June
ONAMIA -- Kenny Rogers, whose 12 No. 1 albums and 20 No. 1 songs have cemented his legendary status over the past four decades, will perform at 6 and 9 p.m. June 3 at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center.
Music General Performing Line dancers earn awards at contest
The Music General Performing Line dancers competed at the 37th annual Minnesota Dance Contest on March 27 and 28 in Wayzata.
Photo workshops to be presented at CLC
"Picturing IV: On a Ray of Light" workshops will run 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Admission is $5 for the public and free for students.
Send us your Favorite Vacation Photo
As part of the "new" Dispatch, we are starting a travel section April 25.
State forecast for minnesota
.Today...A chance of showers and showers and thunderstorms north and
State forecast for iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy...Breezy...And warm. A slight chance of
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance of afternoon showers or thunderstorms far northwest. Highs in the 60s far north to mid 70s south.
Rain is coming
Weather drawing by Abby Kiehbauch of Mrs. Gramer's second grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for north dakota
.Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly cloudy north with a chance of showers. Partly cloudy
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms east. A slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms west. Highs in the upper 60s northwest to the lower 80s southeast and south central.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of afternoon thunderstorms north. Highs from the lower 60s northwest...70s central...And lower 80s southwest.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers north
Spring fun is coming
Weather drawing by Miranda Bassett of Mrs. Larson's fifth grade class at Harrison school.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly sunny and warm. Highs in the upper 70s northeast to
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the 60s northwest to the 70s southeast.
Brainerd Northside Association to meet
The Brainerd Northside Association will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Park United Methodist Church, 315 N. Sixth St.
Cass County Republican Party to meet Friday
Fred Smith, chair of the Cass County Republican Party, announced the party will hold its annual convention at 7 p.m. Friday in the Hackensack Community Center, 110 3rd St.
Transportation panel meets
The Brainerd Transportation Advisory Committee will meet 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall.
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