Almost everyone who participated in guessing the vehicle photograph in last week's Dispatch was correct.
Guess year, make and model
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BHS senior Kirstin Dunham wins National Merit Scholarship
Brainerd High School senior Kirstin Dunham is now standing in better financial status for her college career at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 400. Last Wednesday: 585. Year Ago Wednesday: 378. Tuesday actual: 760.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 64, a year ago 71.
Great food plays big part in girls' weekend
Every year the girls get together at my dear friend Grace Ann's cabin to celebrate our birthdays. Not only were we born on the same day, we are the same age.
St. Joseph's Medical Center
Minnesota News Council handles gripes with the news media
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
MOTLEY -- A 50-year-old Motley man is in critical condition at the St. Cloud Hospital following a motorcycle accident Wednesday night on Highway 64, three miles north of Motley, the State Patrol reported.
Warriors finish in Top 10 of Brainerd Invitational
NISSWA -- Only a junior, Jase Renneke is one of the oldest members of the Brainerd Warriors boys' golf team. He showed his age Wednesday at Grand View Lodge.
Brainerd 8th, Flyers 10th in girls' golf
ALEXANDRIA -- Brainerd's Emily Dunphy carded an 86 and Sarah Christensen added a 98 to lead the Warriors girls' golf team to eighth place at the Alexandria Invitational Wednesday.
Thorson nips Aulie in boys' golf
DEERWOOD -- Pequot Lakes' Josh Thorson fired a one-over par 37 to earn medalist honors and to lead the Patriots boys' golf team to first place at a Mid-Minnesota Conference golf meet Wednesday on the Lakes course at Ruttger's.
Martin to speak to boosters club
Brainerd Warriors girls' golf coach Jean Martin will be the speaker at the Brainerd Sports Boosters Club meeting, which begins noon Thursday at the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen located at 923 Oak St. between the Triangle Store and Temple Baptist Church.
Minnesota golfer Pat Sawyer dies at 91
EDINA (AP) -- Pat Sawyer, the "boy wonder" of Minnesota golf, died Wednesday after suffering from lung cancer. He was 91.
Thanks to a 12-0 sweep of Greg Larson Sports, American National Bank quickly built a one-half point lead over Wells Fargo after the first round of the Men's Twilight League at Pine Meadows Golf Course April 24.
Pierz boys move into Central Minnesota golf lead
MAPLE LAKE -- Dan Fisher's second-place score of 36 and Chad Schirmers' 38 pushed the Pierz Pioneers boys' golf team into the Central Minnesota Conference lead with a victory at Albion Ridge Tuesday.
Dutch may have to sell Minnesota dairy farms after taking a gamble
PLAINVIEW (AP) -- Rob Tibosch and his fiancee peered out their barn window as lightning flashed across the night sky over their southeastern Minnesota farm. It was 2 a.m., and the first 36 cows in their new 400-head herd were late arriving from Canada.
Administrative professionals program
Medical secretary students at Central Lakes College in Brainerd observed Administrative Professionals Day with a program on professional image.
Take a college class in Aitkin
AITKIN -- Ask them what they like best about their Monday night composition class and the Central Lakes College students in Aitkin agree: It's held in Aitkin.
Band donates $5,000 to Isle Parks, Recreation
ONAMIA -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe donated $5,000 to the Isle Parks and Recreation Commission for improvements at Isle Lake View Park. This is one of several recent contributions from the Mille Lacs Band to benefit causes in the area and the state.
CLC staff attends state conference
NISSWA -- Central Lakes College had several representatives at the spring conference of the Minnesota Association of Education Opportunity Program Personnel Monday through today at Grand View Lodge.
Spring fling at CLC
Students recently enjoyed Spring Fling on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College, where the Student Senate sponsored activities such as laser tag and provided lunch.
Full scale fieldwork begins in state
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Full scale fieldwork began throughout most of the state this past week and the planting of several crops is ahead of the five-year average, the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday.
Taxpayers League puts 'fear of God' into lawmakers
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Tucked away in a Plymouth office park, David Strom, the Taxpayers League of Minnesota's chief lobbyist, produces, via speaker phone, the organization's latest radio commercial.
Remote control helicopter could help farmers
LAKE PARK (AP) -- Hans Hohle has been an idea man for sugar beet production technology for decades -- often ahead of his time. So when he talks about the possibilities for photographing beet fields and other things from a remote-controlled, scale-model helicopter, he's not easily dismissed.
Students walk with purpose
PEQUOT LAKES -- Aric Larson was 9 years old when he successfully battled leukemia.
Paul Bunyan Square Dance Jamboree marks 50th anniversary
The first Paul Bunyan Square Dance Jamboree was held at the Brainerd National Guard Armory at its former location on Laurel Street in 1954.
Public information meetings regarding the Highway 210 reconstruction project will begin at 7:30 a.m. May 7 at the Westgate Mall in front of the Dairy Queen.
This was Brainerd
APRIL 30 - 30 years ago (1973) - Three Brainerd High School students returned Tuesday from a 1,900-mile bike trip form the Mexican border near El Paso, Texas, to International Falls on the Canadian border. Don Fish, Jim Ruttger and Jim Mokler started the five-week trip March 30.
Brainerd Police Department Liaison Officer Jack Davies read to Harrison fifth-graders from the book "Sable" in the media center Tuesday. This week, students were encouraged to turn off the television and tune into books.
2 arrested in LP slayings
LONG PRAIRIE -- Two men were arrested Wednesday in connection with the murders of a Long Prairie woman and her two children.
Cass delays budget-cutting decisions
PINE RIVER -- Cass County Board, in a special meeting Tuesday, decided to delay final decisions on cutting the county budget until after the Legislature adjourns.
Brainerd council receives wastewater education
With no decision made on extending water and sewer on Riverside Drive, the Brainerd City Council met in a special meeting Wednesday to learn more about wastewater sewer systems.
At funeral, Breanna Cantu remembered as 'a bundle of joy'
Breanna Star Cantu was remembered Wednesday as a happy little girl who loved to dress up in her ballerina tutus and who charmed everyone who met her.
Long Prairie case linked to slayings of two in Minneapolis
Police have linked this week's murders of a Long Prairie family with the killings last month of two people in Minneapolis.
Koering explains vote against bonding bill that contained three area projects
Less than four months into his legislative career, Sen. Paul Koering, R-Fort Ripley, is still adjusting to the wily, weaving ways of the political world.
Eyes to the sky
Whittier Elementary School kindergartners used binoculars they made from toilet paper rolls to look at an airplane streaking across the sky during their visit Thursday to Gregory Park. They were in the Kinder Camp classroom, where they also played in tents and wrote camping journals. Student teachers from Southwest State University took the students to the park.
From "X-Men" to "Terminator," "Matrix" to "American Wedding," this summer movie preview will get you prepared. Look for the story Thursday in Tempo.
Official explains results of studies on high costs of Cass child out-of-home placement costs
PINE RIVER -- Health, Human and Veterans Services Director Dorothy Opheim and Probation Officer Reno Wells Tuesday explained results of two recent studies to determine why Cass County child out-of-home placement costs have been running high.
Baxter city officials outline conditions, including tree plantings
BAXTER -- A proposal to put a Kohl's department store in Baxter received conditional use permit approval from the city council Wednesday night with conditions.
Gov. Pawlenty coming up to meet Paul Friday
Paul Bunyan will greet Gov. Tim Pawlenty Friday as Minnesota's chief executive thanks the famous lumberjack's owner for pledging to keep the statues of Paul and Babe the Blue Ox in Minnesota.
A local insurance agent recently published a book about ministering in the workplace. Look for the story Friday in Religion.
Frolicking in the meadow
A young white-tail deer ran to its mother as the pair headed toward the woods on the C. Elmer Anderson Memorial Highway bypass this morning.
Long Prairie reeling from what appears to be a triple homicide
LONG PRAIRIE -- When Cindy Wiuff looked out of the window of her Long Prairie home Monday night, she was taken aback by what she saw.
Because of an incorrect photograph provided The Brainerd Dispatch, Jenny E. Olson was not pictured with the Brainerd High School Scholar Athletes on Page 9A Monday. Because no photograph was provided, Amanda Hanson also was not pictured.
This was Brainerd
MAY 1 - 20 years ago (1983) - Jim Bedard will enter his "International Beef Sandwich" recipe in tomorrow's Minnesota Beef Cook-off in Eden Prairie. This is his second time as a finalist. Last year he was the only man in the finals.
Betty M. Hayes
BAXTER -- Betty M. Hayes, 83, Baxter, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Roberta 'Bobbie' Becker
PEQUOT LAKES -- Roberta "Bobbie" Becker, 61, Pequot Lakes, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at home.
PINE RIVER -- Della Deshayes, 91, Pine River, died today, May 1, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
LITTLE FALLS -- Donald Rush, 74, Little Falls, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at home.
MOORHEAD -- Marjorie VanDuyn, 92, Moorhead, formerly of Valley City, N.D., died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at the Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead.
Eugene L. Cain
Eugene L. Cain, 73, Brainerd, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at Woodhaven Nursing Home in Brainerd.
MOTLEY -- Casey Gaalswyk, 86, Motley, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Howard J. Howe
BACKUS -- Howard John Howe, 78, Backus, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Betty M. Hayes
BAXTER -- Betty M. Hayes, 83, Baxter, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
MOTLEY -- Casey Gaalswyk, 86, Motley, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at Greater Staples Care Center in Staples.
Phyllis F. Lutzke Tadych
LITTLE FALLS -- Phyllis F. Lutzke Tadych, 90, Little Falls, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
LITTLE FALLS -- Donald Rush, 74, Little Falls, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003.
Howard C. Folkestad
WADENA -- Howard C. Folkestad, 83, Wadena, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.
James C. Mathewson
SCANDIA VALLEY -- James Charles Mathewson, 71, Scandia Valley, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at home.
Hattie M. Goche
VERNDALE -- Hattie M. Goche, 88, Verndale, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.
Leona M. Hogle
FIFTY LAKES -- Leona Marie Hogle, 92, Fifty Lakes, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Ray A. Law
LITTLE FALLS -- Ray A. Law, 73, Little Falls, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Roland P. Murchie
FIFTY LAKES -- Roland Patrick Murchie, 48, Fifty Lakes, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, in Fifty Lakes.
AITKIN -- Leona Salo, 89, Aitkin, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
Audrey M. Flasch
ONAMIA -- Audrey Marion Flasch, 84, Onamia, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Roberta 'Bobbie' L. Becker
PEQUOT LAKES -- Roberta "Bobbie" Lois Becker, 61, Pequot Lakes, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at home.
As a student of the Area Education Center, I feel AEC was misrepresented in The Brainerd Daily Dispatch's Open Forum letter, "Alternative ed." The framework of AEC and BHS are different, but their curriculum is the same. We all need to take the same amount of credits and we have to take the same general classes. To my knowledge AEC students do not receive less work than BHS students. The classes and teachers at AEC are no more lenient than those at BHS.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words.
Senate Majority Leader John Hottinger, DFL-St. Peter, recently said, "it's time for straight talk on which budget plan is best for Minnesota's future." In every statement he makes, however, Hottinger always conveniently leaves an important fact out of his exercise in "straight talk."
Reject this camper
Anyone wondering why people are cynical about our justice system need look no further than the case of former Minnesota Appeals Court Judge Roland Amundson.
Yet there are plenty of reasons to support a bill in the Legislature to allow bars to serve alcohol until 2 a.m. rather than the current 1 a.m. cut-off.
The Muted Mississippi
There's only a narrow window of opportunity.
Thiesse to defend his title
Erick Thiesse of Brainerd, in his Wissota Super Stocker, will be the only racer able to defend his North Central Speedway season points title this season.
Pat O'Brien returns to racing at North Central Speedway
Four area racers will sit behind the wheel of a Wissota Super Stocker for the first time this season when the one-third-mile North Central Speedway opens its season Saturday in Barrows.
Small fire prompts brief evacuation of HHH terminal
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Nearly 300 people were evacuated from the Humphrey terminal at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for about 30 minutes Wednesday because of a small fire sparked by construction work.
Bethel College says it won't tolerate recent hate crimes
ARDEN HILLS (AP) -- Bethel College & Seminary is increasing campus security and offering a $5,000 reward after a string of recent hate crimes.
House, Senate pass competing environmental/agriculture bills
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The House and Senate took up competing funding bills for natural resource and agricultural programs Tuesday, both of which would spend more than Gov. Tim Pawlenty has proposed.
Concealed handgun permit seekers get training in lethal force
MINNEAPOLIS -- In the first three hours of their training, the dozen men in the Plus P Technology handgun course didn't fire a weapon, or practice drawing one, or learn how to defend against having one taken away.
Pawlenty calls for middle path in nuclear bills
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Heartening some environmentalists, Gov. Tim Pawlenty demanded changes Tuesday in bills that allow more nuclear waste to be stored outside Xcel Energy's Prairie Island nuclear power plant.
House cuts funding to colleges but protects aid to students
ST. PAUL -- Conceding that tuition hikes are on the way, House members voted 81-51 Tuesday for a $2.6 billion higher education bill that props up student aid while coming down hard on colleges themselves.
Lyme disease prevalent in Bemidji area
BEMIDJI (AP) -- Lyme disease has made its way to the Bemidji area, according to a study of dogs in the area.
NTSB: Faulty landing beacon can't explain Wellstone crash
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A faulty landing beacon at the Eveleth airport was not off enough to explain why the plane carrying Sen. Paul Wellstone crashed, killing him and seven others, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
Fosston senior dies after car collides with school bus
FOSSTON (AP) -- A Fosston High School senior died after his car collided with a school bus.
S-M shut out by Park Rapids
STAPLES -- Park Rapids defeated the Staples-Motley Cardinals 7-0 in Mid-State Conference tennis Tuesday.
Brainerd lost to Sauk Rapids 8-4 on April 24 before bouncing back to beat Pine River 17-0 on April 25 in junior varsity baseball.
Meschke, Pequot Lakes girls win meet
PELICAN RAPIDS -- Ashley Meschke's medalist score of 82 and Kim Larson's 86 helped the Pequot Lakes Patriots to first place at the Pelican Rapids Invitational Tuesday.
Donnelly, new-look Warriors no-hit Apollo
Despite having two new starters, who moved into the lineup last weekend, the unbeaten Brainerd Warriors softball team hasn't missed a beat.
Herron wins Junior Olympic title
ONAMIA -- Blake Herron of Brainerd won the 112-pound championship in the state Junior Olympic boxing tournament last weekend at the Mille Lacs Community Center.
Grunewald double winner in CLC track triangular
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors track and field team competed in a Central Lakes Conference triangular against Little Falls and St. Cloud Apollo Tuesday.
Gobbler girls fourth, boys sixth
AITKIN -- Trista Spolarich won the 300-meter hurdles, was second in the 100 hurdles and helped the 4x100 relay to a third-place finish as the Aitkin girls' track and field team finished fourth at the Gobblers' Invitational Tuesday.
Tuchscherer sharpening skills for postseason
Sartell Sabres' junior Marcus Oistad faced Paul Tuchscherer alone at the wrong time of the year.
Mertens strikes out 14 in Warrior win
ST. CLOUD -- Kevin Mertens struck out 14 and won his fourth game of the season as the unbeaten Brainerd Warriors defeated the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles 6-1 in Central Lakes Conference baseball Tuesday at Putz Field.
Cardinals split with DL in baseball
DETROIT LAKES -- Staples-Motley's Brian Mottle and Zach Johnson collected two hits each and pitcher Chris Markus picked up the win in game one as the Cardinals split a doubleheader Tuesday with Detroit Lakes in Mid-State Conference baseball.
Wolverines sweep Mid-State doubleheader
WADENA -- Tyler Neu was 3-for-3 with a double, triple, two-run homer and six RBI to lift the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines past the Pine River-Backus Tigers 20-1 in the first game of a Mid-State Conference baseball doubleheader Tuesday.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Every team needs an athlete who can play more than one position skillfully and contributes in many ways.
Hoglund helps Pequot Lakes sweep Rangers
CROSBY -- Pequot Lakes pitcher Emma Hoglund struck out 15 in the first game and nine in the second to lift the Patriots past the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 7-3 and 9-2 in Mid-State Conference softball Tuesday.
Local sports shorts
An official rank examination was conducted April 26 for karate practitioners at Central Minnesota Karate headquarters in St. Cloud.
Star softball pitchers to duel
They both may be juniors but they established themselves as the top two area pitchers as freshmen.
Canucks take page from Wild playbook
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Vancouver Canucks took the best page out of Minnesota's playbook in Game 3 and pasted it into theirs.
MINNEAPOLIS -- After dabbling in this playoff series for more than a week, for four games that reminded them as often of their championship mortality as their championship potential, the Los Angeles Lakers played every inch of Game 5.
Rogers, Koskie help Twins snap slide
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kenny Rogers is starting to feel comfortable with the Minnesota Twins.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers moved a game away from moving on to the second round with a systematic destruction of the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- On a night when seemingly everyone lost their patience, Torii Hunter began to find his.
Canucks power way past Wild
ST. PAUL -- The referees kept a tighter lid on the boiling rivalry between Vancouver and Minnesota, and the Canucks took full advantage.
CLC's 'Shadow Box' is fast-paced, open-ended
Along with God and aliens, death is the great unknown of human knowledge. So you can't expect a play to make any definitive conclusions on the subject.
CLC choir concert slated Tuesday
The Central Lakes College Vocal Music Department will feature the Cantar Concert Chorale and the Chamber Singers in a free concert Tuesday.
Attention Brainerd lakes area movie buffs
The Dispatch wants to know what summer movies you are looking forward to and why.
CLC Piano Festival set May 10
The 14th Central Lakes College Piano Festival will be 3 p.m. May 10 at Tornstrom Auditorium in Washington Middle School, Brainerd. It will feature students of Michelle Sakry-Winkelman. Admission is free. A reception will follow the performance.
'Dawson's Creek' hopes to recapture old magic for final episodes
With so many quality shows dropping like flies this season, one show that used to be great might get lost in the shuffle.
Corey Stevens and his band hit the stage at 11:15 p.m. today at the Blue Ox Bar in Brainerd. Admission is $10. Scooter and the Kickstands get the music started at 9:15 p.m.
Priscilla Herdman wraps up the Grassroots Concerts spring schedule. See an interview with the New York singer next Thursday in Tempo.
Learn Latino dance steps
Michelle and Oscar Gonzalez of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Brainerd will be at Central Lakes College for a Cinco de Mayo Latin dancing demonstration Monday. The couple will teach Latino dance steps from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Brainerd campus cafeteria, presented by the Resource Center for Cultures and Languages of the Americas at CLC.
For week of May 1-7; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
(In Part 1 of an interview last Thursday, Corey Stevens recounted his formative years and the time he took a job as a third-grade teacher to pay the bills. Today, conversation continues with the blues crooner, who plays with his band today at the Blue Ox Bar in downtown Brainerd.)
Matthies donates three paintings for scholarship fund
Evelyn Matthies gave definitive proof of why art is good for a community April 24 at Central Lakes College.
The annual performance by the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Concert Band, sponsored by The Dispatch, is sold out. The show is 7 p.m. Monday at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd.
Oldeen improves English, writing skills
To help improve his English skills, Niklas Oldeen, an exchange student from Sweden, signed up for Brainerd High School's newspaper class this semester.
Mission Park recreation schedule listed
MISSION TOWNSHIP -- Registration day for activities at Mission Park will run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the park.
Camp Confidence celebrates 34th anniversary
April 22 marked the 34th anniversary of the founding of Camp Confidence.
Fawn DeWitt walked along a ridge in the Cuyuna mineland area.
PEQUOT LAKES -- A Pequot Lakes School District mathematics teacher recently participated in the 81st annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in San Antonio, Texas.
Brainerd junior high school students spend day helping clean up Confidence Learning Center grounds
The Franklin Junior High School Service Club made its semi-annual trip to Confidence Learning Center on Friday.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny north. Mostly cloudy this morning south...With patchy fog and drizzle southeast...Then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s...Much cooler along lakes michigan and superior.
Get your bike out
Weather drawing by Amanda Randall of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Weather drawing by Hannah Fritz of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Winter storm watch for wednesday afternoon and wednesday night above 5500 feet...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. A chance of afternoon rain north. Showers and thunderstorms likely south. Highs from the mid 50s to the mid 60s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Occasional showers and thunderstorms. Some storms may be severe across southern iowa this afternoon. Heavy rain possible north. Highs in the lower 50s northwest to mid 70s far southeast.
State forecast for Minnesota
today...Showers and isolated thunderstorms likely south. Partly to mostly cloudy central and north. Highs in the lower 50s south to mid 60s north.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the 60s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy southwest and partly cloudy elsewhere. A chance of showers southwest and south central. Highs from the mid 50s southwest to the low to mid 60s elsewhere.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy south and west...Partly cloudy north. Oc
Iowa state forecast
This afternoon...Cloudy. A chance of showers or thunderstorms southeast...With a slight chance of rain west. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
State forecast for Minnesota
today...Partly to mostly sunny. Mostly cloudy far south. Highs in the middle 50s to middle 60s.
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