SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 850. Last Tuesday: 760. Year Ago Tuesday: 1009. Monday actual: 416.
MINNEAPOLIS(AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 107, a year ago 27.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 350. Last Monday: 409. Year Ago Monday: 433. Friday actual: 463.
Ames, Kimberly J. and James R.V.
Crow Wing County Court
Nathan William Pohl, 32, Brainerd, was sentenced for gross misdemeanor DUI to 30 days jail, placed on three years supervised probation and fined $900.
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Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, District 12A
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to Target store in Baxter for what turned out to be a false alarm.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
Matthew T. Gould, 25, and Brianne L. Larson, 19, both of Brainerd.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 2:13 p.m. to the Arbor Glen villa homes on Excelsior Road in Baxter for what turned out to be a false alarm.
Golf properties unite to form trail
The year 2000 marked the 50th anniversary of a golf publication and a new identity for the Brainerd lakes area.
Warrior boys 14th, Flyers 15th
SAUK CENTRE --The Brainerd Warriors finished 14th with a score of 332 and the Little Falls Flyers finished 15th with a 336 at the St. Cloud Apollo Central Lakes Conference boys' golf meet Monday.
Warrior girls fourth
WILLMAR -- Brainerd finished fourth, with 387 strokes, and Little Falls was fifth with 388 on Monday in a Central Lakes Conference girls' golf meet.
Getting fit for golf
It's the hope of every golfer when purchasing new equipment that they are going to improve.
Aitkin girls win GRC meet
ISLE -- The Aitkin Gobblers finished first with a score of 213 in a Great River Conference girls' golf meet Tuesday.
American National remains atop league
American National Bank still holds a half-point lead in the Men's Twilight Golf League at Pine Meadows.
Pierz boys second at CMC meet
COLLEGEVILLE -- Doug Virnig and Nate Meyer shot 40s to help the Pierz Pioneers finish second in a Central Minnesota Conference boys' golf meet at Eagle Trace Tuesday.
Central Lakes College retirees have 180 years of service
Eight retiring Central Lakes College employees have a combined 180 years of service.
Cass County to raise on-sale liquor license fees for first time in 17 years
WALKER -- The Cass County Board voted Tuesday to increase on-sale liquor licenses for the first time in 17 years.
Cass board talks about jail space
WALKER -- When Cass County opened a 50-bed jail in 1988, it was projected to last 25 years, but reached capacity in about half that time.
CLC students, faculty, staff, organizations receive awards
Central Lakes College has recognized the accomplishments of students, faculty, staff and organizations during the 2002-2003 academic year. Recognition events were held April 28 at the Brainerd campus and May 1 at the Staples campus.
Spring cleaning at camp
CAMP RIPLEY -- When it comes to low cost, low impact yet highly beneficial ways to improve nature, nothing beats a burn.
CLC Communication Art & Design students complete projects
STAPLES -- Central Lakes College students in Communication Art & Design at the Staples campus have completed some exciting projects, reports instructor Leon Dahlvang.
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- St. Cloud State University economist Rich Mac-Donald advises his graduating students be flexible and mobile as they prepare to enter the outside world.
Cass discusses upcoming road projects
WALKER -- The Cass County Highway Department will do bituminous overlays on deteriorated sections of County State Aid Highways 1, 2 and 42, north and south of Pine River.
Cass to survey Foothills State Forest users
WALKER -- Cass County Land Department and Minnesota DNR will jointly fund a temporary county employee this summer to survey Foothills State Forest users, including the Spider Lake area.
Officials go to sewers to fight West Nile mosquitoes
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- As Minnesota gears up for its second summer of fighting West Nile virus, the battleground against the disease has moved to an unlikely spot: metro area storm sewer drains.
Commissioners debate historical society's future
WALKER -- The Cass County Board referred to the board capital improvements committee (Commissioners Jim Demgen and Jim Dowson) the issue of what to do with Cass County Historical Society and its county-owned building.
ONAMIA -- Visitors to the Mille Lacs Indian Museum on May 26 will experience a contemporary powwow recognizing and honoring American Indian veterans.
Aircraft help needed at fires
VIRGINIA (AP) -- More than a dozen fires in northeastern Minnesota required aircraft assistance over the weekend, ranging from the Wahlsten fire south of Tower to the Comstock Lake fire near Cotton and two others near Babbitt.
Cass to draft developer's agreement document
WALKER -- Cass County Environmental Services Director Paul Fairbanks Tuesday received county board approval to obtain county attorney's office assistance in drafting a developer's agreement document.
Two CLC students get safety awards
STAPLES -- Two students at the Staples campus of Central Lakes College received the first $100 scholarships to be awarded for using exceptional safety measures in their technical education at CLC.
Kellerman honored at CLC
Larry M. Kellerman, Central Lakes College librarian, recently was honored by his faculty union colleagues as "Faculty of the Year."
Memories through music
PILLAGER -- Most people don't remember their class song for very long after they graduate. But the Pillager High School class of 2003 has a song that won't be easy to forget.
Airman at the keys
Staff Sgt. Michael G. Williams of the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band performed a piano solo to Keith Michael Davis' "Boil that Dust Speck" during the band's concert Monday night at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd's Washington Middle School.
Riverside Drive project revived
The Riverside Drive utility project is back on.
STAPLES -- The Region 5 Board will meet 9 a.m. Thursday in the Region 5 office in Staples.
Baxter short of industry space
BAXTER -- Two years after expanding its industrial park to a third phase, Baxter is again looking for more industrial room.
City to file suit against Peterson Towing for zoning violation
The city of Brainerd will file a lawsuit against Peterson Towing for operating in violation of the city's zoning ordinance.
The Marvel-ous superheroes return for their second big-screen outing. Is it X-cellent entertainment or a mutant mess? Read a Dispatch columnist's review Thursday in Tempo.
CLC graduation next week
Spring commencement ceremonies are planned next week for about 800 eligible students in the graduating class of 2003 at Central Lakes College.
Fund-raiser to help children begins today
BAXTER -- The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Saturday at Super One in Baxter to raise money for the Shriners Children's Hospital.
BIG BRASS VISITS BRAINERD
Senior Airman Christopher J. Moore was among members of the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band that performed Monday night at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd's Washington Middle School.
Cass spreading word on veterans services
WALKER -- Not a lot of Cass County veterans have seen the newly posted veterans services page on the county Web site yet, but a veteran from Alabama has called the office here because he found Cass' Web information helpful.
This was Brainerd
MAY 6 - 40 years ago (1963) - The Crow Wing County commissioners have abolished the position of county superintendent of schools. The duties of superintendent will be taken over by the state.
Tree clearing will begin shortly just to the south of the overpass bridges on Highway 210 in preparation for the summer-long road reconstruction project.
There's a buzz in the air
Talk of mosquito control is again buzzing around the city of Brainerd.
This was Brainerd
MAY 7 - 20 years ago (1983) - A host of buildings slated for the wrecking ball on the Burlington Northern Shop facility may be spared that fate, it was learned today, after the property they occupy was sold to a Bayport businessman.
Their own song
Pillager students wrote and recorded their own class song for the class of 2003. Look for the story Wednesday in Neighbors.
Developer airs gripes with Baxter
BAXTER -- A man building two houses on Perch Lake has had his say on city-ordered works stoppages of his construction.
Law officers ready to race teens to get them to slow down
Teenagers who have the fastest car at Brainerd International Raceway on a given Wednesday night during the summer street drags will legally be able to race a cop this summer.
DEERWOOD -- Irene LaFavor, 89, Deerwood, formerly of Brainerd, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at home.
June Louise (Wagner) Longbella
STAPLES -- June Louise (Wagner) Longbella, 69, Staples, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Clara S. Trapp
RANDALL -- Clara Sophie Trapp, 91, Randall, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Gerald 'Gerry' Fremouw
McGREGOR -- Gerald "Gerry" Fremouw, 68, McGregor, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin.
Clara S. Trapp
RANDALL -- Clara S. Trapp, 91, Randall, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Muril I. Sletten
Muril I. Sletten, 81, Brainerd, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
PINE RIVER -- Harold Hoffmann, 92, Pine River, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at Emmanuel Home in Litchfield.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Daniel LaSart, 53, Pequot Lakes, died today, May 7, 2003, at Whispering Pines Nursing Home in Pine River.
ISLE -- Oliver James Benjamin, 74, Isle, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at home.
Margaret Loud, 88, Brainerd, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Violet Rae Benjamin-Sam
ONAMIA -- Violet Rae Benjamin-Sam, infant, Onamia, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at Mille Lacs hospital in Onamia.
Orville L. Germundsen
OUTING -- Orville LeRoy Germundsen, 73, Outing, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
ST. LOUIS PARK -- Jeanne Murphy, 84, St. Louis Park, formerly of Brainerd, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at St. Louis Park Plaza Health Care Center.
James R. Stockard
CROSSLAKE -- James Richard Stockard, 62, Crosslake, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at home.
Sister Sabina Collins
LITTLE FALLS -- Sister Sabina (Margaret) Collins, 78, Little Falls, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at St. Francis Convent in Little Falls.
Sister Mary Schuman
LITTLE FALLS -- Sister Mary Schuman, 62, a resident of St. Francis Convent in Little Falls, died today, May 7, 2003, at the convent.
Eugene 'Gene' W. Liebel
LITTLE FALLS -- Eugene "Gene" Warren Liebel, 78, Little Falls, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Geraldine A. Adams
Geraldine A. Adams, 82, Brainerd, died today, May 7, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
'We was robbed'
When political talk turns to the 2000 presidential elections many Democrats sound the refrain made popular by baseball fans who felt bad umpiring stole the game from them: "We was robbed."
No special session
The two most dreaded words in a Minnesota taxpayer's vocabulary --special session --reared their ugly heads this past week.
It has been suggested that our community should have taken action sooner to protect our environment, good-paying jobs, and local, small businesses.
I believe this world would become a better place if we volunteered our time to others. This
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Wal-Mart not a done deal
The words "It's a done deal", regarding the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter are false.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty met with House and Senate Republicans Wednesday, urging them to stay tough and avoid raising taxes.
Mailbox bomb victims say they still suffer
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Victims of mailbox pipe bombs continue to cope with their emotional and physical injuries a year after a Minnesota man was arrested and accused of planting the bombs.
AMBER Alert issued for missing St. Cloud girl
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- The Minnesota Crime Alert Network issued an AMBER Alert Wednesday for a missing 11-year-old girl from St. Cloud.
What people think poll shows more low grades for Pawlenty
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty is receiving low grades from a growing number of Minnesotans, according to a poll published Tuesday.
Northwest traffic down 13 percent in April
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Northwest Airlines Inc. continued to lose passengers faster than it was able to cut down its number of seats in April, when its planes systemwide flew with more than 28 percent of the seats empty.
State Senate backs bill on longer bar hours
ST. PAUL -- A bill that would let bars and liquor stores stay open later sailed through the Senate on Tuesday despite objections that it could lead to more drunken driving.
Investigators looking at whether lane change led to fatal crash
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (AP) -- Investigators were looking at whether a truck's lane change might have started a chain of events that ended with a three-vehicle crash that killed five people.
Minnesotans split on raising gas tax, license fees
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Half of Minnesotans don't want to pay higher gas taxes or license tab fees to fund transportation improvements, and nearly two-thirds support cuts in transit to help balance the budget, according to a poll published Wednesday.
SUV carrying two hits tree on Capitol lawn, passenger dies
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A woman who was in a sport-utility vehicle that apparently sped out of control for three-quarters of a mile before smashing into a tree on the State Capitol lawn died early Wednesday.
St. Cloud may continue gun ban on city property, despite law
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- St. Cloud officials said they might go against a new state law and continue to ban handguns on city property.
Brainerd raises its softball mark to 14-0
LITTLE FALLS -- Erin Donnelly and the 10th-ranked Class 3A Brainerd Warriors softball team remained perfect by beating Little Falls 17-3 in a five-inning Central Lakes Conference game Tuesday.
Softball registration deadline May 9
Friday is the deadline for registration for the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department's Petite, Junior and Senior youth softball leagues.
Rockford posts win over Pierz
ROCKFORD -- Playing without their seniors, who were on a class trip, the Pierz Pioneers suffered a 5-0 Central Minnesota Conference softball loss to Rockford Tuesday.
Local sports shorts
Trent Snyder of Ironton led three area racers by finishing fourth in the 30-lap ASA Late Model feature at the I-94 Raceway season opener Saturday at Sauk Centre.
Local sports shorts
Brainerd Warriors boys' tennis coach Bruce Thompson 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.
Pitching carrying Pioneers
If the Pierz Pioneers baseball team has a weakness you won't find it in the bullpen.
Warrior girls qualify for True Team state meet
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd Warrior girls' track and field team won the Section 8, Class 3A True Team championship Tuesday with 774.5 points.
Warriors sluggish in win
The Brainerd Warriors moved up to No. 2 in the Class 3A baseball rankings Tuesday but didn't play with a sense of urgency against the Little Falls Flyers.
Helling leads Cardinals with medal round
BREEZY POINT -- Brainerd Warrior sophomore Lucas Brick couldn't copy teammate Dustin Vickerman and defend his title at the Ranger/Patriot boys' golf Invitational at Deacon's Lodge Tuesday.
Aitkin rallies past Rush City
AITKIN -- Jared Perry of Aitkin hit a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Gobblers an 8-7 victory over the Rush City Tigers in Great River Conference baseball Tuesday.
Aitkin doubles team improves to 11-0
AITKIN -- The No. 1 doubles team of Adam Janzen-Brian Hallberg earned their 11th straight win to lead the Aitkin Gobblers past Hermantown 5-2 in non-conference boys' tennis Tuesday.
Warriors look bright in win over Apollo
On a gloomy Tuesday the Brainerd Warriors boys' tennis team turned in one of its brightest performances of the season.
Cards split two meets
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals split two meets in the Cardinals tennis triangular Saturday.
IT WAS A WILD NIGHT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild have the Vancouver Canucks right where they want them -- ahead in the series.
Ronning finally makes the scorecard
ST. PAUL -- With a little self-control and one big game, center Cliff Ronning overcame one of the most disappointing moments of his career.
Jones feasts on Tampa pitching
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jacque Jones left Tropicana Field with a nice memento from the second five-hit game of his career.
HACKENSACK -- David Moe, Cass County Master Gardener, will lead a spring mushroom foray at 9:30 a.m. May 17 at the Hackensack Senior Center in Hackensack.
A raindrop fell from a leaf.
Fishing is great from opener in mid-May until late June
DULUTH (AP) -- Tom Bovis of Duluth has been fishing the St. Louis River for 30 years, and he's still amazed at the number of walleyes it produces.
Son of Merrifield couple embodies Navy pride
NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, NEW LONDON, Conn. -- As a student, Navy Seaman Jason McDonald is undergoing rigorous training to prepare for life under the ocean's surface.
Drops of rain
Weather drawing by Katie Cooley of Mrs. Kobes' second grade class at Lincoln school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Occasional light rain or drizzle north. Partly sunny south. Highs from near 50 northeast to the mid 60s south.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Occasional light rain this morning...Then mostly cloudy south. A chance of afternoon showers southeast. Occasional light rain north. Highs in the upper 40s to upper 50s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Areas of dense fog west early. Isolated showers southeast early...Otherwise partly cloudy. Scattered showers southeast again this afternoon. Highs mainly in the 60s with some 50s far northeast.
Good weather for ducks
Weather drawing by Samantha Holsapple of Mrs. Larson's fifth grade class at Harrison school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Sunny this morning...Then increasing clouds with a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms west and central. Mostly sunny east. Highs in the 60s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy north and central with a chance for showers. Partly sunny or becoming partly sunny south. Highs in the 50s north...60s south. Cooler near the great lakes.
Iowa state forecast
This afternoon...Partly sunny to sunny west...And mostly cloudy east. Highs from the mid 60s to around 70.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms southwest third. Highs from the mid 60s north to lower 70s south.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy early...Becoming partly sunny this afternoon northeast. Partly sunny elsewhere. An isolated thunderstorm this afternoon southwest. Highs from the upper 50s northwest...To around 70 far southeast.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms...All but the northwest. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy east. Becoming mostly cloudy west with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s far west...To the lower 70s east.
K of C fund-raiser planned
The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at Super One in Baxter to raise money for the Shriners Children's Hospital.
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