Hanneken receives Pine River Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award
PINE RIVER -- Chris Hanneken, Pine River, received the 2005 Pine River Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award at the annual awards banquet last week at Jeff's Red Pine in Pine River.
Holiday Inn Express striving for June 1 opening
BAXTER -- The water slides are dry -- for now.
As oil prices soar, renewable energy consumers smile
For people like Ronald Cascio, who fuels his pickup with a soybean oil derivative, and J.D. Doliner, whose home is partly solar powered, the high price of energy isn't a worry.
Maurices in the Westgate Mall in Brainerd-Baxter named Nancy Fries as store manager.
Brainerd International Raceway has a new general manager. Sports Resorts International Inc. recently announced it hired Rodney G. Wolter.
Staples-Motley superintendent search down to four candidates
STAPLES -- The list for possible successors to Staples-Motley School Superintendent Ken Scarbrough is down to four names.
Washington honor roll
'A' honor roll
Jeffrey Roger Sundquist, 48, Brainerd, was sentenced for gross misdemeanor DUI to 90 days jail, placed on three years supervised probation and fined $900.
CROSSLAKE -- Firefighters responded to a cabin fire Thursday night on Sleepy Valley Road in Crosslake.
A growing number of vehicles fail to have front and rear license plates displayed as required, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.
BERTHA -- The Bertha Fire Department responded to a house fire about 3 p.m. Thursday on Red Oak Road, the Todd County Sheriff's Department reported.
Brian and Valarie Wallin, Pequot Lakes, a girl, Ashley Nicole, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, March 11, 2005. Grandparents are Calvin and Shirley Wallin, Nisswa, and Jim and Connie Rockwell, Nisswa. Great-grandparents are Ruth Wallin, Nisswa, Bertha Conner, Bismarck, N.D., and Marcella Rockwell, Ellenton, Fla.
Baxter City Council
WALKER -- Ricky David Jackson, 20, Tower, was charged Tuesday in Cass County District Court with felony criminal vehicular homicide counts in connection with the April 23 death of Russell Tucker on Cass County Road 13 (Onigum Road) east of Walker.
Cass County Board
Brainerd City Council
Cass County Board
SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS
Monday B Pop tart, yogurt or string cheese, fruit or juice, milk. L Chicken Strips, wedge potatoes, green beans, muffin bread, milk.
Roll with it
Restoration Hardware, known for solid good taste and quirky accessories, has been gradually expanding the limited selection of paint colors that sets off the chain's furnishings.
For tougher stains, see the institute's Web site at www.carpet-rug.org for a list of recommended carpet cleaning products.
Mitchell Gold, known for his sofas and chairs sold at Crate and Barrel and other furniture chains, recently released his first line of casegoods -- the furniture industry term for chests, tables and dressers -- under the new company name, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.
A look at what's new for geeks:
Red-hot housing market just keeps moving higher
WASHINGTON -- After four record-breaking years, home sales were supposed to slow in 2005 under the weight of rising interest rates. But so far, the red-hot market keeps getting hotter.
Two groups targeted: tech-obsessed 'geeks' and over-50 'geezers'
CHICAGO -- When it comes to household gadgets, the market divides into geeks and geezers. For the former, machines that make Starbucks-quality latte at the push of a button. For the latter, in-home blood-pressure monitors.
Cleaning the dust and grime out of your heating and air-conditioning vents?
Rates on 30-year mortgages decline for the fourth straight week
WASHINGTON -- Rates on 30-year mortgages fell for a fourth consecutive week as more evidence of an economic slowdown eased concerns among bond investors about inflation.
Feel a shake? Be prepared for a quake
Earthquakes are not just a California problem. No matter where you live, you should be prepared.
Nancy Wallen and Joe Osborn of Redesigned to Sell of Brainerd were awarded the designation of Accredited Staging Professional.
Generic drugs not always cheap
WASHINGTON -- Think your gas bill is rising too fast? Don't tell that to Shirley Siegel.
CHILD IN NEED
Have you turned on your television lately and thought, "Oh, no, not another rerun or reality show?"
Study suggests obesity in middle age might be linked to later dementia
LONDON -- The most convincing research so far suggests that being fat in your 40s might raise your risk of developing dementia later in life.
May 1-7 is Children's Mental Health Week
"Children do well if they can. If they can't, we need to figure out why, so we can help. The very vast majority of children do not get their jollies by making themselves and those around them miserable. " -- Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., "The Explosive Child."
A trip down memory lane
Brainerd's Lynn Rindahl reflected Thursday during the school's open house on being a student at Franklin Junior High in the 1950s. Full story and additional photos, Page 1A.
Police still seek hit-and-run suspect
Three months after a car struck Louise Ohnstad as she walked across Washington Street in northeast Brainerd, police investigators continue to look for the person who hit her.
COMING SUNDAY IN SPORTS
Brainerd High School baseball coach
Daggett Brook Township panel to review assessments
The Board of Review of Daggett Brook Township will meet 10 a.m. May 18 to review and correct assessments.
For the past eight years, Phillip Dewey
Reservists return from Afghanistan
U.S. Army Reservists activated with the 367th Engineer Battalion, including Alpha Company from Brainerd, will return home Wednesday afternoon after completing a year of duty in Afghanistan.
FRANKLIN JUNIOR HIGH OPEN HOUSE
When Cheri Drake of Brainerd attended Franklin Junior High School, she had to kneel on the floor so a special education teacher could measure the distance from the floor to the bottom of her skirt.
'Concertina Gordy' plays for kids
Lowell Elementary School second-grader Anna Gardner sat beside her grandfather, Gordon Lehrke, Randall, as he played the concertina during a school assembly Friday.
Medical supplies for Africa
Sharon Manion, a registered nurse at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, helped load medical equipment and other supplies onto a semi-truck Friday in Brainerd.
The Crow Wing County United Way received federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The agency will receive $26,345 to supplement food and shelter programs in the county.
Sixth-graders plant tree seedlings at Forestview for Arbor Day
BAXTER -- It may take years, but one day there will be majestic tamarack and white pine trees towering near the entrance to Forestview Middle School in Baxter, thanks to a group of sixth-graders who planted tree seedlings Friday.
COMING MONDAY IN SPORTS
Find out who won season-opening races Saturday at North Central Speedway.
The DNR and Thirty Lakes Watershed District are installing lake gauges.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1985) - James Hunt, Brainerd High School principal, was honored Tuesday as an Outstanding Principal by the Central Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals.
James Hertel's name was misspelled in a story on Page 1B of Thursday's Auto section.
Brainerd parks board to meet Monday
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Board will meet 3:30 p.m. Monday at Brainerd City Hall.
Mille Lacs band names Lt. Dwight Reed acting police chief
ONAMIA -- Mille Lacs Band Tribal Police Department Lt. Dwight Reed was named the department's acting chief.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1985) - Officers for the Brainerd Womens Golf Association are: President, Doris Moede; Vice President, Kay Breen; Secretary, Glady Wik; and Treasurer, Karlyn Gordon.
A long road to recovery
FORT RIPLEY -- For the past three months, Louise Ohnstad has watched the world go by from her bedroom window.
Crosslake council to study comp plan, land use maps
CROSSLAKE -- Crosslake City Council members plan to do a little homework as they try to balance the land use wishes of property owners and the city's ability to plan for the future.
Louise Ohnstad continues to recover from physical and emotional injuries she's suffered after being hit by a car while walking across a busy Brainerd street.
HealthWatch includes local stories on an eye doctor with color deficiency, families
COMING SUNDAY IN NORTH COUNTRY
Find out everything you need to know about bicycles, from the most popular bike to the clothing and gear you need to Brainerd's laws regarding biking.
Annual rock, marble show set Saturday in Aitkin
The Cuyuna Rock, Gem and Mineral Society will host the third annual rock, mineral and marble show from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday in the Aitkin Westside Church parking lot, eight blocks west of the stoplight in Aitkin on Highway 210 West.
A local brief on Page 6A Friday incorrectly listed the date of a Brainerd Area Friends for Choice forum featuring the Rev. Dr. NaDean Bishop, executive director of the Minnesota Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. The forum will be 6:30 p.m. May 17 at the Northland Arboretum.
Harold R. Wischmann
ALTURAS, Calif. -- Harold R. Wischmann, 81, of Alturas, Calif., died April 25, 2005.
MERRIFIELD -- Dorothy W. Peterson, age 81, passed away April 29, 2005, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
BACKUS -- Leona Barchus, 84, of Backus, Minn., passed away April 28, 2005, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River. Leona was born April 2, 1921, in Timber Lake, S.D., to Peter and Hannah (Williamson) Engelson.
STAPLES -- Florence Denny, 97, of Staples, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena. Funeral services will be Sunday, May 1, at 1 p.m. at Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. Friends may visit during the hour prior to services. Interment will be at Evergreen Hills Cemetery in Staples on Monday, May 2. Survivors include her children, Lawrence, Walter, Benjamin, Darrell, and Gary Denny, Laura Trana, Gladys Anderson, and Melva Ament; three siblings; 34 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded by her parents, Edward and Emma Anderson; husband, Benjamin Denny; and daughter, Frieda Franks. Arrangements entrusted to Brenny Funeral Home of Staples.
Dr. Bernard J. Hughes
EDINA -- Dr. Bernard James Hughes, age 92, of Edina, passed away April 28, 2005. Preceded in death by wife, Viola, and granddaughter, Diane Knops. Survived by children, Patricia Kaphingst, Shirley (Thomas) Manion, Howard (Kathy), Carol (Thomas) Knops, Diane (Dean) Larson, Stephan, David and Malcolm; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Private interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to American Cancer Society. Memorial services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior at Washburn-McReavy, Edina Chapel, W. 50th St. and Highway 100, Edina, Minn.
Julie Dabill, age 57, of Brainerd, and formerly of Pine River, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2005, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 23, 1947, in Backus to Walter and Edna Oberfell.
Samuel G. Torvinen
CROSBY -- Samuel "Sam" G. Torvinen, 56, Crosby, died April 29, 2005, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center, Crosby. He was born March 28, 1949, in White Earth to Vilho W. and Gladys M. (Critts) Torvinen.
Richard B. Philipson
JENKINS -- Richard B. Philipson, age 74, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 16, 2005, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Jenkins. A memorial service for family and close friends will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2005, at the VFW Northern Post No. 3839 in Jenkins. A time of fellowship and refreshments will immediately follow the service. The VFW Northern Post No. 3839 of Jenkins will provide military honors. The Rev. Frank Milo of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Pequot Lakes, will officiate.
STAPLES -- Charlie Otteson passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples, where he had been a resident for more than 20 years. He was 107 years old. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with the Rev. Stephen Sveom officiating. A reception will be held at the church following the service. Interment will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made out to Lakewood Health System Care Center.
OUR OPINION: GUN PERMITS
A funny thing happened when the 2003 Minnesota Legislature passed a law that made it easier for individuals to obtain handgun permits -- nothing.
Open Forum: Criticism of Ruud was misleading
The April 26 letter regarding Senator Carrie Ruud's vote on a Senate Tax bill is misleading and factually wrong.
Open Forum: Letter writer knows its the 21st century
After reading your editorial (about the proposed legislation to ban gay marriage) in the April 15 edition of the Dispatch, I was struck by your reasons to support gay marriage "But, in case you haven't looked at your calendar lately, this is the 21st century." I am speaking from my own personal experience when I say my belief that gay marriage is wrong does not come from my lack of owning or looking at a calendar. My belief comes from the Holy Bible and the fact that God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. While I realize that many do not hold this same belief, I try not to be swayed by popular opinion. My stand against gay marriage is certainly not a "hate" issue, as many would contend, if it were I would have to hate myself as I am a sinner just like everyone else. My stand is an issue of following what I know to be true in the Bible.
OUR OPINION: TWINS STADIUM
No state money.
Minnesotans are invited to help the DNR clean state parks May 7.
Here we are, just 14 days from the 2005 fishing opener, and I'm sure I'm not the only person scrambling around, trying to get everything in order before blast off. If I put in 14-hour days for the next two weeks I should be good to go.
Canadian John Butts wins first PWT tournament
John Butts of Dryden, Ontario, took home a check for $65,000 after winning the first Professional Walleye Trail tournament of 2005 on the Fox Chain of Lakes in Illinois.
Home sale to benefit bear foundation
A four-bedroom house, two-car garage and five acres of land south of Brainerd are being sold to benefit the North American Bear Foundation.
Ground water sampling under way in county
Water samples from about 80 wells in Crow Wing County will be tested for general and trace chemistry this spring by DNR hydrogeologists. Samples also will be tested to learn how long the water has been underground.
Wildlife stamp contests announced
Entry dates for contests to select Minnesota's next waterfowl, pheasant, wild turkey and trout stamps have been announced All entries must be sent to the DNR wildlife office in St. Paul
Beautiful bluebirds were the focus of a Thursday evening presentation at the Northland Arboretum. Keith Radel of the Bluebird Recovery Program discussed how to entice bluebirds to your property and how to create, maintain and monitor a nest box trail.
Hit the trail
Push two pedals attached to a sprocket attached to a chain and a rear wheel propels a front wheel, moving a passenger forward without the use of fuel and with great benefit to the passenger's heart, lungs and muscles.
Today's bikes cater to comfort
A comfortable bike is more fun to ride and a bike that's more fun to ride will be ridden more often. All bikes manufactured today have some form of shock absorber, part of an ongoing trend to make riding more comfortable.
Obey Brainerd's bike-riding laws
* Ride as near to the right side of the road as possible.
Engagement announced - Lori Haggerty and Dawson Blanck
Lori Haggerty and Dawson Blanck announce their engagement. Parents are Pat and Kim Haggerty, St. Paul, and Duane and Carolyn Blanck, Nisswa. A July 30 wedding is planned in Nisswa with a reception at Breezy Point Resort.
Wedding planned - Kremer-Prem
Laurel "Laurie" C. Kremer, Breezy Point, and Timothy J. Prem, Maple Grove, announce their engagement. A June 11 wedding is planned at Christ Community Church in Nisswa.
30th anniversary - Philip and Cynthia Robinson
Philip and Cynthia Robinson, Baxter, recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with friends and family. They were married April 28, 1975, in Miami.
80th birthday - Al Leonard
Al Leonard recently celebrated his 80th birthday with his family and friends. He was born April 26, 1925, in Brainerd.
Five generations recently gathered were Brodie Haggenmiller, son; Melissa Joel, mother; Sandra Schuck, grandmother; John Matich, great-grandfather; and Amanda Matich, great-great-grandmother.
40th anniversary - Gary and Arlene Schmit
Gary and Arlene Schmit, Pillager, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married May 1, 1965.
Wedding planned - Jennefer LaPrairie and Michael Loeffelbein
Jennefer LaPrairie and Michael Loeffelbein announce their engagement. Parents are Jerry and Pam Loeffelbein, Brainerd. A June 18 wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Wedding planned - Danielle Boos and Ben Miller
Danielle Boos and Ben Miller announce their engagement. Parents are Jim and Sally Boos, Brainerd, and Jim and Debby Miller, Brainerd. A June 18 wedding is planned at Legionville School Patrol Camp.
Engagement announced - Kristin Rae Goroski and Karl Fredrick Flor
Kristin Rae Goroski and Karl Fredrick Flor announce their engagement. Parents are Conrad and Lori Goroski, Argyle, and Charles and Madora Flor, Brainerd. A July 9 wedding is planned at St. Francis.
40th anniversary - Duane and Carolyn Blanck
Duane and Carolyn Blanck, Nisswa, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. They were married May 1, 1965, in Pequot Lakes.
50th anniversary - John and Pat Smith
John and Pat Smith, Garrison, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married April 11, 1955, in Aitkin.
"We instinctively love the lovely. A vine is prostrate on the ground. You want it to rise, and you speak to it. 'Little vine, get up out of the dust, so you may breathe the sweet pure atmosphere of heaven.' It cannot do it. Its tendrils are reaching everywhere for a support by which to rise. You see this and place the trellis within reach, and it begins to climb toward the sun. It needs no command, nor exhortation, but a trellis."
The Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Association will discuss the move toward simplicity based on Joe Esker's presentation "Affluenza" series and our own experiences at 11 a.m. May 8 at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd. Ideas will be generated for fall programs. There will be a potluck lunch afterward.
The Bible in the jury room
Pope John Paul II died days after a ruling from the Colorado Supreme Court that related indirectly to one of the Polish pontiff's innovations in Catholic teaching.
Gallup Poll finds many U.S. teens are lacking in basic Bible knowledge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's considerable ignorance about the Bible among U.S. teens, judging from a Gallup Poll released Tuesday.
Does this spiritual formula make sense to you? How does speeding indicate mistrust and pride in our heart?
He practices what he preaches
The Rev. Martin E. Marty retired from teaching seven years ago, but at age 77 his vocation still keeps him busy.
Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito, the adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard, recently visited area soldiers in Company A, 1st Battalion, 194th Armor, stationed near Baghdad.
Hoheisel leads Pioneers at invite
ATWATER -- Tyler Hoheisel's 80 led the Pierz Pioneers to a second-place finish at the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City boys' golf invitational Thursday.
Stangl, Sczublewski lead Pierz to first place
PIERZ -- Kim Stangl and Kristin Sczublewski each shot 88s to lead the Pierz Pioneers to a first-place finish in a Central Minnesota Conference girls' golf meet Thursday.
Cards place fifth at Fergus
FERGUS FALLS -- Ashley Longbella and Julia Schock each shot rounds of 89 to lead the Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' golf team to a fifth place finish at the Fergus Falls Invitational Friday.
PR-B pounds Nevis
PINE RIVER -- Erin Cusac went 3-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBI as the Pine River-Backus Tigers defeated the Nevis Tigers 19-2 in non-conference softball Friday.
Staples-Motley sweeps PR-B
PINE RIVER -- Staples-Motley took two Mid-State Conference baseball games from Pine River-Backus Thursday, 4-2 and 14-9.
Monson mixes fastball and curve in shutout
Jeremy Monson's week kept getting better and better.
Bell, Hoheisel pace Pierz to fourth place
LONG PRAIRIE -- The Pierz Pioneers boys' golf team, led by Robert Bell's 76 and Tyler Hoheisel's 79, finished fourth with a team score of 328 at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Invitational Friday.
Gobblers hang on for win
AITKIN -- Led by a 6-4, 6-0 win from Julian Soehlke at No. 1 singles and Nick Sundholm's 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 4 singles the Aitkin Gobblers won their third meet of the season with a 4-3 victory over the Mora Mustangs in non-conference boys tennis Friday.
The skeet range is calling come May 1
"The high house and low house are throwing orange birds at each other again, so get the old blunderbuss out of the closet, oil it up, grab some shells and come on out!"
More firsts for Pace
Laura Pace collects first-place finishes like kids collect colds at day care.
Houle has it on the court, too
Jason Houle was the only Minnesota student, and one of 17 in the nation, to score a perfect 36 on a college entrance exam in December.
Lowell Scearcy's personal hall of fame includes Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Elvis Presley, John Wayne, Ann-Margret and the Three Stooges.
Upcoming sporting events
FRIDAY Boys golf Aitkin at Mora best ball tournament, 11:30 a.m. Pierz, Staples-Motley, Wadena-Deer Creek in LP-Grey Eagle Invitational, 9 a.m.
Raiders split doubleheader with Fergus
The Central Lakes College baseball team has a flair for the dramatic.
Flyers edge Tech for first CLC win
ST. CLOUD -- Brittany Norberg went 2-for-2 with one RBI and teammate Kelly Molitor went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and RBI as the Little Falls Flyers beat St. Cloud Tech 7-6 Thursday to record their first Central Lakes Conference softball victory of the season.
Holbrook, Germain power Brainerd
WILLMAR -- Kyle Holbrook went 3-for-4 with a solo home run to lead the unbeaten Brainerd Warriors to a 6-4 win over the Willmar Cardinals in Central Lakes Conference baseball Thursday.
Countdown to opener has begun
Log on to www.brainerdbluethunder.com and you can watch the site count the days, hours, minutes and seconds to the Brainerd Blue Thunder's home opener in the Northwoods League.
Dornbusch HR leads W-DC over Morris
WADENA -- Andrew Dornbusch went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and two RBI to power the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines past the Morris Tigers 10-7 in non-conference baseball Friday.
Aitkin tops Greenway in non-league play
COLERAINE -- Julian Soehlke, Brandon Sterling and Mark Eno each won singles matches to boost the Aitkin Gobblers past Greenway 6-1 in non-conference tennis Thursday.
Willmar sweeps Brainerd by two runs
WILLMAR -- Brainerd dropped both ends of a Central Lakes Conference softball doubleheader against Willmar in Central Lakes Conference play Thursday, 2-1 in 11 innings and 4-3.
Openings remain in the Baxter Parks and Recreation Pony League baseball program.
Microsoft, Yahoo join blogging craze
NEW YORK -- Welcome to the blogging craze, Microsoft and Yahoo.
New battleground in war against spam
Filters for blocking junk e-mail from inboxes have improved to the point that doing much more will needlessly kill legitimate e-mail, said Carl Hutzler, America Online Inc.'s anti-spam coordinator. So e-mail gatekeepers are shifting gears.
'MVP 2005' hits a homer run
If the return of major league baseball hasn't already satisfied your hardball fix, three new video games may offer some help.
'Brothers in Arms' delivers on warfare realism
This WWII re-enactment is based on a true story told through the eyes of Sgt. Matt Baker, leader of the 3rd Squad, 502nd Parachute Infantry regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
Will LEDs outshine bulb?
NEW YORK -- If a time traveler from a hundred years ago were to visit a home today, much of the technology would be completely alien. The television, cordless phone and computer would probably leave him flabbergasted.
Marrying in Mexico
So when my husband proposed, I said yes -- on the condition that we spend an afternoon with a judge and just a few close friends, then run off for a week at the beach.
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State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of snow showers. Highs from
Fishing is cool
Weather drawing by Monica Holbrook of Mrs. Larson's fifth grade class at Harrison school.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers. Highs in the upper
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs from the upper 40s to mid 50s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs from the upper 40s to mid 50s.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Partly cloudy in the morning...Then becoming mostly
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of light rain or snow west. A slight chance for rain or snow south in the morning. Isolated afternoon showers central and east. Highs 40 to 45 west to the mid 50s southeast.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Increasing clouds. A chance of light rain showers north this afternoon...With light snow showers possible northwest. A few afternoon sprinkles south. Breezy...Especially west and central. Highs from the lower 40s northwest...To 50 to 55 southeast.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy in the morning...Then mostly cloudy with
Preparing for opener
Preparing for opener
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers or snow showers
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy. Isolated sprinkles in the afternoon. Highs
WITH THE MILITARY
Pvt. Jeremy P. Przybilla, son of Becky Przybilla, Brainerd, and Duane Przybilla, Eden Prairie, enlisted with the U.S. Army Reserves in November 2004 and recently graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. He continued with AIT training as an 88M, Motor Transport Operator at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and graduated on April 8.
Note the coming meeting day has changed. The Lakes and Woods Garden Club will meet Tuesday at the Mille Lacs Electric Conference Room, east on Highway 210 in Aitkin. In a presentation by Audrey Engels, Club members will learn about "Native Ferns." Audrey Engels will begin the presentation at 7 p.m. allowing plenty of time for questions before and during the break. The business meeting and rap session will follow refreshments.
Adult volunteers of the month
Laurie Everhart and Judy Toft
Youth volunteer of the month
Amy Lively is active volunteering in Fun 'n' Friends.
On behalf of the Lakes Area Food Shelf Board, we would like to express our deep appreciation and thanks to the Christmas Home Tour Committee, home designers and home host families for a fabulous 2004 tour. After all the expenses were paid the food shelf received $11,313 and 1,572 pounds of food. Wow!
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