The Barn, on Washington Street in Brainerd, is getting a fresh look this spring. The building's new look will include rock on the bottom and logs on top, but diners familiar with the restaurant's famed Maid-Rite burgers and numerous pies can rest assured the color still will be red.
Deerwood Bank participates in campaign
The annual Teach Children To Save Campaign, now in its eighth year, guides children on the concepts of saving money.
Catering to kids
When their paths crossed in Aitkin, two area moms found they had plans that could complement each other.
'Phishing' newest buzz word in online scams
Online scams abound and they have created a language all their own.
Gumdrop Tree is an old-fashioned toy, candy store
Two young boys ran past colorful displays and toys to a low table in the rear of the Gumdrop Tree, intent on the wooden train set play area with Thomas the Tank Engine.
Tumbleroos proves to be what little boys are made of
Just two months after opening her store, Dawn Sabir had to reorder supplies for her boys' clothing section four times.
Jim Kramer, Jarrett Leas and Sam DeLeo formed a land surveying firm, Kramer Leas DeLeo, Land Surveying Services.
Meets at 11 a.m. Wednesday
Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday
It was reported that one of the drivers, Maite Nielsen, 35, Hill City, was injured and was taken to Riverwood HealthCare Center in Aitkin. There was no information available on Nielsen Friday from the hospital.
Jason and Kathy (Martin) Hughes, Minneapolis, a girl, Ashley Jeanne, 7 pounds, 6 ounces, Feb. 11, 2004. Grandparents are Denny and Jeanne Martin, Brainerd, and John and Debbie Hughes, Richfield. Great-grandparents are Mrs. Jeanette Schaefer, Pierz, and Mrs. Duane Martin, Little Falls.
Fire Chief Randy Moritz said an acre in a wooded area was burned. He said the fire started after a power line fell onto a tree.
Angie is waiting for a partner
Days will be getting longer for Angie. School will soon be out for summer vacation and her two older siblings are busy with their own Kinship Partners. Second-grader Angie has been waiting for over a year for a special adult mentor to come into her life.
PETS OF THE WEEK
Lily is an approximate 1-year-old black and white female domestic short hair.
Breast milk could protect preemies from sepsis
At just 1 to 2.2 pounds, very low birth weight babies are too tiny to breastfeed. But by pumping and collecting breast milk for tube feedings, mothers can help protect these infants from potentially fatal infections.
Researchers delve deeper into depression's chemistry
Husseini Manji just wants his rats to be happy. But that's not an easy thing to make happen. Many have been genetically engineered to be fretful and melancholic, to give up easily when faced with problems.
Good parenting doesn't need to be tug of war with kids
LUBBOCK, Texas -- As adults chatted in the West Lubbock home of Dolly and Paul Williams, 4-year-old Skylar Williams wanted more attention.
Woodland Good Samaritan Village Auxiliary, the staff and residents want to thank everyone for the fabulous turnout at our 1st Annual Tour of Tables last Saturday. Thank you to our 26 theme table decorators, silent auction donations, Cakes by Design, entertainers Arleen Sycks and Kathleen Zelininske, Bonnie Cumberland, Woodland Dietary staff and all the volunteers who helped make this a memorable afternoon. See you next May for the 2nd annual Tour of Tables.
Eat your soy, boy
Yes, it's true that your wife, girlfriend or significant other has been eating a lot of soy lately, mainly to boost her female hormones. That doesn't mean it's bad for you, fella. Instead of pushing aside that soy milk, go ahead and pour some on your morning cereal. Dig into the soy burgers at the office cafeteria and the tofu that appears in your takeout stir-fry.
When magic strikes, wedding bells ring for octogenarians
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Lois Cudd had been divorced for 55 years with no thoughts of remarrying the day she met Griff Griffin soon after moving into her new residence.
Birders of all ages are invited to participate in Birding Big Day starting at 8 a.m. May 16 at The Northland Arboretum.
On this day in the Brainerd lakes area:
30 years ago (1974) - A new $1,000 memorial scholarship has recently been established at the Brainerd Community College on the name of the late Herman Woock, longtime Aitkin and C-I coach and educator.
The cutline in Thursday's paper regarding American Legion Post 255 Women's Auxiliary's offering of poppies was incorrect. The poppies will be offered starting Friday.
Judge rejects plea agreement
Judge Richard Zimmerman has rejected a plea agreement in the criminal case involving former Brainerd Transportation Committee member Jeff Czeczok.
Happy teacher doesn't quite make it to her goal of 100
It's recess time. With a whistle and cord looped around her neck, Jeanne Larson purposefully strides toward the Whittier Elementary School playground as two boys throw tennis balls at the brick wall of the 1939 north Brainerd school.
Ex-POW figures GIs weren't acting on their own
Viewing the graphic pictures of abused Iraqi prisoners is difficult, even for the most detached of observers.
CLC students honored for academic achievement
Forty-two Central Lakes College students have received Academic Achievement Awards for earning the highest grade-point averages at the college in Brainerd and Staples.
2 hurt in camper bus blast; propane tanks cited
Propane-fed flames turned a converted school bus into a blow torch late Friday afternoon in Brainerd and left two people with burn injuries.
Alice Christine Davis, age 88, of Brainerd, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at her home. Alice was born October 27,1915 near Elko, Minn. to Anton Frank and Sena (Nelson) Lindhart.
Inez Marie Fallert, age 75, a resident of Little Falls, Minn. passed away Thursday, May 6, 2004 at St. Ottos's Care Center.
James Payne, 52, Brainerd, died May 6, 2004 at St. Joseph's Medical Center. Burial, with Military Honors by the Brainerd VFW Post #1647 will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 10, 2004 at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter with the Reverand Chip Avelsgaard officiating.
Maurice Mailhot, age 78, resident of Brainerd, died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at his home. Arrangements by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
Bert Cronquist Bert Cronquist, 88, Brainerd, died on Thursday May 6, 2004 at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Gregory S. Corcoran
COON RAPIDS -- Gregory Scott Corcoran, age 41, formerly of Grand Rapids, died Thursday, May 6, 2004, at the Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
Mary Ann McPheeters Baker
A memorial service for Mary Ann McPheeters Baker will be held at 1 p.m. May 15, 2004 at the Lutheran Church of the Cross, Highways 371 and 13, Nisswa.
Images of war
WASHINGTON -- Among the corrosive lies a nation at war tells itself is that the glory -- the lofty goals announced beforehand, the victories, the liberation of the oppressed -- belongs to the country as a whole; but the failure -- the accidents, the uncounted civilian dead, the crimes and atrocities -- is always exceptional. Noble goals flow naturally from a noble people; the occasional act of barbarity is always the work of individuals, unaccountable, confusing and indigestible to the national conscience.
OUR OPINION: Iraqi prisoners
Incalculable damage has been done to U.S. efforts to establish a stable, free government in Iraq.
OTHER OPINION: Free press
Freedom of the press is your freedom. Many citizens, including journalists, take this constitutional right for granted. World Press Freedom Day, which was Monday, serves to remind us all that a press free to criticize government, investigate leaders and champion human rights is critical to a democratic society.
Open Forum: Area fire chiefs will miss Mahle
The city of Brainerd and its fire department aren't the only ones who will feel the loss of Fire Chief Kevin Mahle. The entire area will feel that loss.
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Tips to protect our fish resource
How to minimize fish stress
Archery equipment offered for archery classes
Minnesota schools interested in starting or improving physical education based archery classes can get equipment grants through the DNR as part of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP).
Doing chores now will save frustration later
With a couple of weeks away from the highly anticipated walleye opener, and what's an angler to do with a bunch of pent up energy? How about taking a few steps to prepare your tackle and boat for a new season?
THE OTHER SIDE OF GUIDING
"I felt like a mercenary soldier," said the guide, who asked to remain anonymous. "I couldn't justify killing all those fish for profit."
Opening day brings forth usual questions
Opening day is a tradition most Minnesota anglers anticipate for months. I've fished many different lakes on opener and though some have been better than others, the anticipation is the same.
CHANGING OF THE GUIDES
The Brainerd area might have more fishing guides per square mile than any other region of Minnesota. It's a long-standing tradition around here. Vacationers who have no idea what a walleye eats look to guides to turn the trick.
The plan to allow walleye anglers back on Upper Red Lake in 2006 remains on track after recent DNR testing found the Tamarac River teeming with spawning fish.
DNR needs help tracking osprey populations
Got an osprey nesting nearby? Then the DNR nongame wildlife program wants to hear from you.
Plenty to see and do at state parks open house day on June 6
June 6 is open house day at Minnesota state parks. No vehicle permit is required to enter state parks that day, though tour fees will be charged at Mystery Cave at Forestville, Soudan Underground Mine and Hill Annex Mine. Regular camping and lodging fees will be in effect that day as well.
Serina Sager and Steve Pampuch
Serina Sager and Steve Pampuch announce their engagement. Parents are Richard Sager, Cambridge, and Carol Gard, Pine River, and LaVern and Elizabeth Pampuch, Independence, Wis. A June 12 wedding is planned at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Superior, Wis.
Curt and Jackie Gordon - 50th anniversary
Curt and Jackie Gordon, Deerwood, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-5 p.m. May 30 at the home of Bill and Sue Gordon. For directions, call Bill at 546-6694 or Julie at 763-2985. The event will be hosted their children and grandchildren. No gifts please. They were married March 27, 1954, in Crosby.
Richard and Marian Rademacher - 50th anniversary
Richard and Marian Rademacher, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at 7 p.m. May 15 at their home. The event is hosted by their family. They were married May 12, 1954, in Hillman.
50th anniversary - Clarence and Donna Aune
Clarence and Donna Aune, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-3 p.m. May 15 at Bethel Lutheran Church, located five miles east on Highway 18, then turn south and go two miles. Watch for signs. The event will be hosted by their children. No gifts please. They were married May 15, 1954, in Shevlin.
Marisah Morgan and Andrew Jensen
Marisah Morgan and Andrew Jensen announce their engagement. Parents are Dean and Dinah Morgan, Brainerd, and Alan and Kathy Jensen, Faribault. A Dec. 10 wedding is planned at Northfield.
MICHAEL AND ASPEN BURKE
Aspen Alaniva and Michael Burke were married Nov. 22, 2003, at the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado with Chaplain Jim Glass officiating.
Pequot sweeps home meet
PEQUOT LAKES -- Eight area athletes won two events apiece in the Pequot Lakes Twilighter track and field meet Thursday.
Greatest hits - Verndale's Seaton has been hot at the plate lately
In two weeks Sami Seaton has gone from struggling to sensational.
Former Warrior 11-4 as freshman at Concordia
Since 1995, hardly a year has gone by when there hasn't been a Tuchscherer from Brainerd swinging a tennis racket for the Concordia College Cobbers men's tennis team.
Former New York Mills girls' basketball star Janet Karvonen will be the guest speaker at the Pillager Husky Booster Club's Pillager High School athletic banquet 5 p.m. May 22.
Going solo - Janzen a versatile leader of Gobbler tennis team
Adam Janzen is a doubles player on a solo tour.
Boxing 'Bullet' goes from Crosby to national TV
Peter Manfredo Jr. will find out he shouldn't rumble with Rangers.
Pioneer boys take first, girls second at Collegeville
COLLEGEVILLE -- Steve Doroff won the discus, Danny Kimman paced the triple jump and Josh Andrea won 3200-meter run as the Pierz Pioneers boys' track and field team won nine events to capture first place in the St. John's Prep Invitational Friday.
Huskies finish second
LEGACY -- Pillager's Joe Kavanaugh shot a 37, one stroke off the pace, to help the Huskies place second in a Quad County Conference boys' golf meet Friday.
Rangers sweep doubleheader from Tigers
PINE RIVER -- Jesse Larson was 3-for-4 for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers baseball team in a 9-5 game one win over the Pine River-Backus Tigers in a Mid-State Conference double-header Friday.
Virnig, Pierz win
PIERZ -- Kim Stangl shot a 47 for the Pierz Pioneers girls' golf team to earn medalist honors and propel her team to a one-stroke win over the Onamia Panthers in the Pierz Invitational on Friday.
Upcoming sporting events
Wacky ending goes Warriors' way
Two out. Bottom of the eighth. The Minneapolis Henry Patriots and Brainerd Warriors are tied 4-4. Brainerd's Justin Huether is at bat, Cliff Edberg is at second base.
Warriors upend Rocori
COLD SPRING -- The Brainerd Warriors softball team, behind Megan Arns' two hits and four RBI, throttled the Rocori Spartans 13-5 Friday in Central Lakes Conference play.
Honek Ks 34 in two games
STAPLES -- Michelle Honek struck out 34 batters as the Staples-Motley Cardinals softball team swept a doubleheader from the Pequot Lakes Patriots by scores of 1-0 and 4-3 in Mid-State Conference softball Friday.
Flexibility comes relatively cheap
At its most basic, WiFi is the Internet equivalent of a cordless phone. Instead of replacing a coiled-up phone cord, WiFi takes the place of Ethernet cable, the thick wiring that stretches under desks in offices.
GMail deepens Google's advertising flirtation
WASHINGTON -- About a month ago, search giant Google made a significant change to the way it displays its search results. With all the brouhaha surrounding the company's new e-mail service known as GMail, this shift is worth revisiting.
'Process' patents turn unfair profit
Imagine that you decide to start up a grocery store. On opening day, a minute after your first customer rolls a cart through your checkout line, three lawyers in Armani suits rush in and threaten to sue you for patent infringement.
Favorite Vacation Photo
Mary Ridder of Aitkin picked this as one of her Favorite Vacation Photos. This is one of three drive-through trees in the redwoods of California. She loves this photo because it shows some things never change. Her husband was at the same tree 30 years ago.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Foodies who love to travel will find a host of delicious destinations in the May issue of Gourmet magazine.
Been delaying European vacation plans in hopes of seeing substantial airfare sales? CoGo's crystal ball is still fuzzy, but indications are that sales of the past two summers may not materialize this year.
Wisconsin state forecast.
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms central and south this morning...Then a chance for more storms this afternoon. Highs ranging from the 50s close to lake michigan... To the low 70s west.
State forecast for north dakota
.Today...Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
State forecast for iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs from
State forecast for minnesota
.Today...Partly cloudy north. Partly to mostly cloudy south and
A special day
Weather drawing by Carlea Franzen in the Lowell first grade of Sharon Jendro.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of thunderstorm northwest and south central early...Then a chance of thunderstorm statewide this afternoon. Highs from the mid 70s northeast...To the mid 80s south.
Alexis Trae Tuttle, 5-year-old daughter of Michael and Tammy Raddatz, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Minnesota pageant to be held Aug. 14 and 15 in Bloomington. Her sponsors include MN Home Care, family, friends, Imgrund Motors, All State, Giovanni's Pizza, Brainerd Savings and Loan, Supreme Mobile Court and Denise Blood's Little Oaks Child Care.
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