Turpin becomes HART director
Small town guy becomes big time entrepreneur
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Dennis Frandsen was the skinny kid who stuttered, the one who got bullied when he was growing up on a farm near Luck, Wis.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Allan Schuman is a master of the art of the sale who has spent a lifetime pitching his company, his products and, most of all, himself.
June promises to be a busy month for business activity
Keeping up with business activity set for the first of June will take some reader stamina. So take a breath and read on.
McDonald's may close during road 210 project
Regular customers of the west Brainerd McDonald's not only deserve a break today, but face the possibility of a sustained break in their McDonald's patronage if owner Glen Cook decides to shut the restaurant's doors during Highway 210 road construction this summer.
Child in need
Imagine how busy a mother of four children ages 8 to 13 is. Preparing meals, doing laundry, attending school activities, mending cuts and scrapes, settling sibling squabbles. Now imagine that same mother raising those children without a husband.
Pets of the Week
Midnight is a domestic short-hair male black cat.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 1800. Last Friday: 0. Year Ago Friday: 2069. Thursday actual: 788.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
Tuesday -- 7 p.m., Comprehensive Land Use Planning Committee, courthouse meeting room.
Brainerd firefighters had a busy Friday afternoon and night, including a call at 8:59 p.m. that a wildfire in the trees near Whipple Beach in Baxter was threatening structures.
An Aitkin woman suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Friday south of Mora.
Area golf shorts
A pre-season luncheon at Birch Bay Golf Course is scheduled for noon May 21 at the Legacy Grill at Cragun's. Those wishing to attend must register by noon May 20 by calling (218) 963-4488.
Welle finds game early
NISSWA -- What a difference a year makes for Crosby-Ironton Ranger Sam Welle.
Kavanaugh, Pace lead Pillager
PILLAGER -- Pillager junior Luke Kavanaugh had four first-place finishes in a Park Region Conference track and field meet Thursday.
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HOW TO BE SAFE WHILE OPERATING LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT
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Extend your reach through the Internet
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How To Create A Meaningful Service With Cremation
The reasons for preferring cremation are varied. If you are interested in learning more, then his article is for you.
HOW TO CHOOSE A HOT TUB
Finding a professional spa dealer is the most important step.
In Monday's Dispatch, Staff Writer Jodie Tweed reports on a Pequot Lakes woman who is replacing her teen-age daughter with a teen-age son -- sort of.
Highway 210 project divided into four stages
Highway 210 Reconstruction Project
Firefighter hurt slightly
A Brainerd firefighter suffered a minor hand injury while fighting a house fire Friday on Pine Street in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Parent-teacher conferences will be held from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Little Falls Community High School. Students are urged to attend conferences with their parents.
Do mandates waste money?
ST. PAUL -- Crow Wing County leaders could have taken pleasure in the fact that no one showed up at last December's truth-in-taxation hearing to complain about their property tax bill or the county budget.
Days may be numbered for human services center
The Brainerd Regional Human Services Center, which opened in 1958, could close its doors by July 2007. The number of Brainerd campus employees is 426.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1983) - Dayle Hendrickson, secretary to attorney Richard Breen, was named "Secretary of the Year" Monday at the Brainerd Chapter of the Professional Secretaries International luncheon.
BIG DIG -- BRAINERD STYLE
Drivers, start your detours.
James C. Mathewson
SCANDIA VALLEY -- James C. Mathewson, 71, Scandia Valley, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at his home.
Melford 'Whitey' Aus
WADENA -- Melford "Whitey" Aus, 67, Wadena, formerly of Rugby, N.D., died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at Elders Home in New York Mills.
Valerie 'Cookie' Skinaway
MINNEAPOLIS -- Valerie "Cookie" Skinaway, 54, Minneapolis, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Roman Rudolph, 77, Little Falls, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at his home in Swan River Township in Morrison County.
Elsie Alda Norine
SHERIDAN, Wyo. -- Elsie Alda Norine, 92, Sheridan, Wyo., formerly of Onamia, died December 6, 2002, in Sheridan, Wyo.
Harry N. Osell
MONTICELLO -- Harry N. Osell, 89, Monticello, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at the Monticello-Big Lake Nursing Home in Monticello.
Eva V. Luff
Eva V. Luff, 89, Brainerd, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
I have read recently-published articles in the Dispatch and the Minneapolis Tribune stating that we will soon be required to give our Social Security numbers out in order to purchase hunting and fishing licenses in Minnesota.
'Praying him home'
As some U.S. military personnel start to come home from the war against Iraq, central Minnesota can be proud of all of the men and women who have served in the armed forces overseas.
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You can't go wrong with jigs and rigs on opening day
With two weeks remaining before the walleye opener, anticipation is high. But like an outdoors writer once said, "Walleyes are excellent eating, but so are steak and pizza."
The 20-pound wild turkey shot by Baxter hunter Joe Pohlkamp (see front page) was captured Jan. 7, 2001 near the city of Elgin in Olmsted County. At the time of capture the bird weighed 16.5 pounds. It was three years old this year.
Wisconsin angler wins season-opening PWT tournament on Lake Erie
PORT CLINTON, Ohio -- Daryl Christensen of Montello, Wis. won the opening tournament of the 2003 In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail on Lake Erie. It was the veteran pro's second PWT victory, the first coming in 1998 at Lake Stockton, Mo. His winning weight of 57.18 pounds paid $63,000.
County turkeys prosper
At 5:57 a.m. on April 16 wild turkeys became legal game in Crow Wing County for the first time.
The last flag of the day
We were thrilled once again to go fishing in Canada with our dad. It's about a nine hour drive up there and we were staying for one week.
Food plots considered the key
Eight sites in five counties in Minnesota were stocked with wild turkeys last winter in a combined effort of the DNR and the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Oasis Sport Shop in Pequot Lakes is hosting its annual spring walleye seminar at 7 p.m. on May 1. The seminar will be hosted by PWT walleye pro Johnnie Candle of Devils Lake, N.D. Candle has
Banding of birds has history dating back to 16th century
Spring cleaning has its advantages. With my hectic, totally interrupted and mobile lifestyle, papers pile up on the kitchen counter, dining room table, coffee and end tables, bookcases, nightstands, in paper and plastic bags, boxes and cartons, everywhere in my office and sometimes even in my car. With the exception of toilet paper and a magazine, the only "paper-free zone" in my life is the bathroom.
Mille Lacs angler to speak at Elks Fishing Fling
Joe Fellegy, long known as one of the best fishermen to ply the waters of Mille Lacs, will speak at the annual Brainerd Elks Fishing Fling on Wednesday night.
P3 loan gives tanker base a lift
When two types of air tankers were grounded this spring, firefighters nationwide had to deal with a 25 percent reduction of the entire fleet.
Marie Ware, Pine River, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 1:30-4 p.m. May 4 at the Pine River Lutheran Church. She was born April 30, 1913.
LeRoy and Katherine (Burgwald) LaForce, Little Falls, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house from noon to 4 p.m. May 4 at their home at 712 Fifth St. S.E., Little Falls. The event will be hosted by their family. They were married May 4, 1963, in Crosby.
Kathy Hedlund and Brian Holtti announce their engagement. Parents are Gloria Hedlund, Pine River, and the late Paul Hedlund, and Darlene and Donald Holtti, Bluffton. A May 24 wedding is planned at the First Lutheran Church in Pine River.
Kristi Mortenson and JP Zernov were married Feb. 17, 2003, in Waikoloa, Hawaii, with the Rev. Penei Geba officiating.
Casy and Edith Sobieck, Pequot Lakes, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their family and friends. They were married May 9, 1953, in Pequot Lakes.
Five generations recently gathered were Olivia Puckett, daughter, Aitkin; Nicole Puckett, mother, Aitkin; Denise Fairchild, grandmother, Aitkin; Jerry Hendrickson, great-grandfather, Pillager; and Katie Hendrickson, great-great-grandmother, Brainerd.
Lisa Loween and Brian Wetzel were married Feb. 14, 2003, in Georgetown, Grand Cayman.
Cynthia McGuire and Chad Mueller announce their engagement. Parents are Sherry McGuire, Jamestown, N.D., and the late James McGuire, and Denny and Lori Mueller, Pillager. A June 21 wedding is planned at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Jamestown with a reception at the Gladstone Select Inn in Jamestown.
Miranda R. Morgel and Damien K. Nichols announce their engagement. Parents are Terrence and Christine Morgel, Avon, and Vicki Klein, Duluth, and Wayne Nichols, Brainerd. A May 17 wedding is planned in St. Wendel.
Bowling, fishing and fun
If the results of a recent Sports Participation Report are any indication, there is no limit on methods to get in shape. The report, compiled by SGMA International, lists everything from fishing to inline skating.
Debra Balzer and Robert Plagemann announce their engagement. Parents are Chuck and Bonnie Balzer, Brainerd, and Dr. Peter and Erika Plagemann, Roseville. A June 28 wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Ester Lindoso and Scott Moore announce their engagement. Parents are Rildo Marques da Costa and Angelita
Rita Rindahl, Nisswa, will celebrate her 51st birthday with an open house from noon to 4 p.m. May 4 at the Merrifield Lions Park. No gifts please.
Melissa Litke and Chet Gahler announce their engagement. Parents are Ron and DeDe Litke, Pierz, and Joe and Sheryl Williams, Elysian, and Lyle Gahler, Janesville. A June 28 wedding is planned at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding.
Warren and Donna Anderson will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary May 4 in Breezy Point with their family. They were married May 4, 1963, in Minneapolis. They have lived in the Pequot Lakes and Nisswa areas for the past 33 years.
Mabel and Carl Britton, Brainerd, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Green Lantern. No gifts please. They were married May 4, 1938, in Brainerd.
Gae Bock and Dave Davis announce their engagement. A May wedding is planned at Camp Ripley Memorial Chapel.
House passes bill to put slot machines at Canterbury Park
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota House approved a proposal 71-60 Friday that would allow slot machines at Canterbury Park, but not before a significant caveat was added.
Soldier injured in Iraq returns to Winona
WINONA (AP) -- U.S. Army Pfc. David Mahlke came home Friday, his body scarred from his time in Iraq and heart worried about his comrades still there.
Apple Valley baby's death ruled a homicide
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The death of an Apple Valley baby who was rushed by ambulance from his day care provider's home has been ruled a homicide.
Area events Saturday
PR-B coaches decide it's time to step down
PINE RIVER -- The feel of orange leather rubbing against dry hands, the sound of basketballs echoing off hardwood gym floors and the teaching involved with the sport of basketball were all reasons Bob Nelson followed in his father's footsteps as a coach.
Sophomores improve to 4-1
The Brainerd Warriors sophomore baseball team is 4-1 following wins over Sartell (18-8), Rocori (10-5) and Alexandria (4-0, 5-4.)
Owen knows Braves don't need 'Mr. Coach'
In the early 1990s former Brainerd Braves manager Marty Hill stocked his roster with high school and younger talent and the amateur baseball team absorbed its share of setbacks.
Aitkin netters beat Mora
AITKIN -- Roman Haberkorn defeated rival Mark Tarman in three sets to lead the Aitkin Gobblers past Mora 6-1 in tennis Friday.
Warrior softball mark goes to 7-0
SAUK RAPIDS -- Abby Rehberger's 3-for-4 performance at the plate helped the Brainerd Warriors to a 7-4 softball victory Friday over Sauk Rapids and remain unbeaten in the Central Lakes Conference and overall.
Errors victimize Aitkin softball team
AITKIN -- Amanda Carlson struck out 10, allowed just three hits and didn't give up an earned run, but Aitkin Gobblers softball team fell to Carlton-Wrenshall 3-1 Friday.
Hallberg, Janzen a perfect duo
Whether playing as a team or as individuals, Brian Hallberg and Adam Janzen are simply perfect this year.
Helling leads Cardinals to third
Pat Helling's 75 was good for a tie for second and helped the Staples-Motley Cardinals to a third-place finish at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle boys' golf Invitational Friday.
Tigers' fortunes reflect dwindling enrollments
Numbers were plentiful, success was running rampant in every sport and the Pine River-Backus Tigers were enjoying postseason success at a rate unfamiliar to a small town.
Huskies sneak past Patriots
PEQOUT LAKES -- Richie DeLeon was 2-for-4 with an RBI and picked up the win on the mound for the Pillager Huskeis in a 4-1 non-confernece baseball victory over the Pequot Lakes Patriots Friday.
S-M jumper breaks stereotype
At 5-foot-5, Jacque Peterson probably isn't the prototypical high jumper, but someone forgot to tell her that.
Doll's clutch hit lifts Raiders
As the shadows crept onto the infield at Mills Field Friday, the Central Lakes College Raiders baseball team was staring at a possible sweep at the hands of rival Fergus Falls Spartans.
Communities pull together to help ailing skier
HACKENSACK -- For more than 10 years, Brett Miller competed in numerous cross country skiing and biathlon events, at all different levels, with hopes of someday being a member of the U.S. Olympic Biathlon team.
Oh, so close: Wild fall in OT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Goalie Manny Fernandez and the Minnesota Wild were less than two seconds away from another big playoff upset. Twenty minutes later, they found themselves down 1-0 in the Western Conference semifinal series.
Mays helps Twins snap losing streak
CHICAGO -- Minnesota turned the game over to Joe Mays after the Twins' struggling offense got off to a quick start.
Claims against Vikings in Stringer lawsuit dismissed
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A judge dismissed all claims by Korey Stringer's widow against the Minnesota Vikings on Friday but allowed her $100 million wrongful death lawsuit to go forward against the team's training camp physician and his clinic.
Lakers down 2-1 after a much-debated Game 3
LOS ANGELES -- Rod Strickland said it was the worst refereeing he had ever witnessed in a big game. Kobe Bryant called it "pretty bad", while Rick Fox termed it "terrible."
Manhattan mad about Freshdirect
NEW YORK -- Imagine buying avocados at the ripeness you want and marinated meat in your favorite cut -- not by walking or driving to the store, but clicking online. And having it delivered the next day, and paying as much as 25 percent less than you would at the local supermarket.
If you upgrade that old PC you'll be surprised at how useful it is
Got an old PC gathering dust in the closet? Clean it up, make a few modest upgrades, plug it into a high-speed network, and you'll be surprised how useful it can be.
Study reveals shades of gray in digital divide
NEW YORK (AP) -- Why do some people still not use the Internet? It isn't always as simple as who has access and who doesn't.
Premium services target broadband users
Assume you're already paying $35 to $50 a month for some kind of broadband Internet connection, such as DSL or cable Internet.
Latest videophone still comes up short
The 1964 World's Fair was one of the great technology showcases of the 20th century, and one of its most popular gee-whiz attractions was the AT&T Picturephone.
Safari, Camino could re-ignite browser war -- on Macs
Four years after Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer trounced Netscape in the Web browser wars, two new offerings for Macintosh computers offer the best evidence yet that market domination doesn't always make for the most nimble or innovative products.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy and windy west and central with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny east. Highs from the mid 60s west to mid 70s southeast.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Warm with highs from the 60s north to the lower 70s southwest...With cooler temperatures near the great lakes.
State forecast for minnesota
today...Partly sunny. Highs mainly in the 70s...With 60s northeast.
Weather drawing by Carlea Franzen of Mrs. Wilcox's kindergarten class at Lowell school.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms northwest...A slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms central. Windy central and east. Highs in the 70s.
Victims of clergy abuse
Chemical dependency and AA groups
The Deerwood Lakes Lions will have their spring tea at 11 a.m. May 10 at Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood. Gloves, hats and pearls are optional. For more information call 678-3712 or 678-3836.
Participants from the 2003 Region V Parent Retreat would like to thank the following area businesses for their donation to our retreat: St. Joseph's Foundation, Brainerd Kiwanis Club, Brai
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