Vehicles of all shapes and colors were in Brainerd International Raceway's victory circle before the 15th-annual Minnesota SuperMileage Challenge Tuesday.
A second guess
For the first time, last week's guess the vehicle photograph created a question.
Named vehicles seem to treat owners better
DULUTH (AP) -- To many of us, the car or truck parked in the driveway is more than a means of transportation. It's an integral part of our lives and a faithful companion on whom we depend. Sometimes we even mourn when its time with us is over.
Guess year, make and model
This photograph of this truck was taken at a junk yard north of Brainerd. Can you guess the year, make and model as well as any other information about this vehicle?
United we stand ...
In high school and college I was always told to write about what I know; the opposite must be true as well.
Deerwood church's social ministry expands into building across street
DEERWOOD -- What began as a simple idea scratched on a piece of paper and tossed into a folder in 1994 is finally a reality.
Faith Lutheran Church, Staples, will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a confirmation reunion from 2-4 p.m. Saturday for anyone who was confirmed at the church. There will be a bell choir concert at 3 p.m. and a reunion choir rehearsal at 4 p.m. Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 82, a year ago 71.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 600. Last Wednesday: 715. Year Ago Wednesday: 659. Tuesday actual: 940.
Fill up on asparagus; it's healthy and in season
Asparagus is in season; you'll get the best quality and value from April to June.
Barbecue sauce contains four essential ingredients
They say four things are essential for a good, homemade barbecue sauce: something tomato-based, something vinegary, something sweet and something spicy.
School lunch menus
Contact your legislators at the state Capitol
Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, District 12A
Keep in touch with federal lawmakers
Sen. Norm Coleman
You can get here from there
Construction season is making it a little more challenging to reach The Dispatch these days, but rest assured it can be done.
Legacy Courses at Cragun's to salute veterans
The Legacy Golf Courses at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake will offer veterans a free round of golf on Memorial Day Weekend May 23-26 and complementary executive memberships for 2003.
Pioneer girls win conference title
KIMBALL -- Jenny Jamma led the Pierz Pioneers to the Central Minnesota Conference girls' golf title thanks to a career-best 45 Thursday.
Match play appeals to Warrior boys
EAST GULL LAKE -- Four years ago former Brainerd Warriors boys' golf coach Tom Younghans concocted a trophy out of four older trophies and turned a friendly practice round into a match-play competition, naming it "The Golden Bear Match Play Challenge."
Dinkel, Kavanaugh all-conference golfers
FERGUS FALLS -- Jayson Dinkel's sixth-place 80 and Joe Kavanaugh's 85 earned them All-Quad County Conference honors and helped the Pillager Huskies place fourth in Thursday's final conference boys' golf event.
Lifestyle Innovative Builders, Inc., Baxter, owned by Rick Boileau, took top honors in the 2003 Mid-Minnesota Builders Association Lakes Area Home Tour.
After drab winter, gardeners look forward to loads of colorful flowers
One look was all it took for Alice Andolshek, Crosby, to add the thickly clustered pink blossoms on a regal begonia to her garden nursery shopping list.
Authorities to target drivers not wearing seat belts
BAXTER -- There will be no more warnings given to unbuckled motorists.
Crosslake employees, city tentatively reach contract agreement, averting strike
The city of Crosslake and seven of its staff members reached a tentative agreement Thursday, averting a strike that would have begun Tuesday.
The status of the Brainerd High School activities department will be examined in Sunday's sports section.
Little Falls woman killed in rollover
LITTLE FALLS -- A 31-year-old Little Falls woman was killed in a single-vehicle rollover today on 110th Avenue in Swan River Township, west of Little Falls.
Bikers may join Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., June 1 for the sixth annual "Ride with Jim" on the Paul Bunyan Trail.
This was Brainerd
MAY 15 - 30 years ago (1973) - Like the swallows of Capistrano, the swallows of Pine Beach returned to the home they left last year at the entrance to Lumbertown near Brainerd.
Scearcy records 500th win
SAUK RAPIDS -- Lowell Scearcy tried to downplay the significance of 500 career victories.
Nathan Dumke (left), a student at Riverside Elementary School in Brainerd, and Danny Meyer, a student at Mississippi Horizons in Brainerd, reacted after finishing fourth and third in the 100-meter dash Wednesday in the Area 5 Special Olympics Track and Field Meet at Don Adamson Field.
Lag in E-911 update cited
The lag in updating rural emergency responders with Crow Wing County's Enhanced 911 addressing system has Denny Schmidt worried.
Heartland Animal Rescue Team will host its seventh annual "Hoofin' It for HART" Pet and People Walk-a-Thon from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday beginning at the Paul Bunyan Trail parking lot in Baxter.
CLC's graduating class of 2003 has high hopes
Central Lakes College's 2003 graduating class is a diverse group. Fittingly, the students have a wide variety of plans for the future. Some plan more schooling, some are going into the work force. Some have jobs lined up, others are still looking.
FROM NEW ORLEANS TO BAXTER
The Dispatch will publish a listing of Memorial Day ceremonies planned by area communities and organizations next week.
Deerwood woman's recipe for leftover pork published
DEERWOOD -- Gloria Bisek loves to cook.
Chamber takes formal steps to pursue Paul, Babe statues
The Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce Board of Directors took formal action Thursday to pursue relocation of the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues to the planned welcome center on Highway 371.
Cass jury deliberating in murder trial
WALKER -- Cass County District Court jurors deliberated from 2:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday without reaching a verdict in the Robert Alan Anderson murder trial.
Stuck in the muck
A semi-truck was pushed this morning from the soft sand on James Street in Brainerd by a front end loader after the truck became stuck. The road is under construction as part of the Highway 210 reconstruction project.
State chamber official discusses legislative session
NISSWA -- Despite rumors of a possible last-minute legislative breakthrough, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce President David Olson said Thursday a special session seems inevitable.
One killed in accident
ONAMIA -- One person was killed in a three-vehicle collision Thursday on Highway 169 in Onamia.
YMCA drowning suit story lacked proper attribution
A Page 1A story in the Sunday, May 11, Brainerd Dispatch about a drowned boy's mother suing the Brainerd Family YMCA should have attributed the last paragraph of the story to a statement in the mother's civil complaint.
Authorities say another teen drove car involved in fatal crash
PIERZ -- The vehicle involved in an accident that claimed the life of a 15-year-old Pierz girl Monday was driven by another teenager who did not have a driver's license, according to the Morrison County Sheriff's Department.
More direct flights
Imagine boarding a 50-seat airplane for a trip to Chicago and getting there on a direct flight from Brainerd.
Tulips and flowering crab trees are in bloom and spring fever has struck lakes area gardeners. For a glimpse of what's new this year, check out Friday's Housing section.
This was Brainerd
MAY 16 - 40 years ago (1963) - One of the recent additions in the physical therapy department at the St. Joseph's Hospital is the treadmill. It enables patients to obtain exercise.
Clarence 'Punk' Vinje
CARLTON -- Clarence "Punk" Vinje, 65, Carlton, formerly of Brainerd, died Friday, May 9, 2003, in Duluth.
Lucille A. Kaiser
ROYALTON -- Lucille A. Kaiser, 77, Royalton, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
PINE RIVER -- Marion Neumann, 83, Pine River, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Marion F. Neumann
PINE RIVER -- Marion F. Neumann, 83, Pine River, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Amy Oleson, 31, Little Falls, died today, May 15, 2003, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Jullie A. (Shipshock) Bottema
FARMINGTON -- Jullie Anne (Shipshock) Bottema, 42, Farmington, formerly of Garrison, died Monday, May 12, 2003, in Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Lucille Hanson, 87, Minneapolis, formerly of Aitkin, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at Stevens Square Care Center in Minneapolis.
William E. Dorsey
PHARR, Texas -- William E. Dorsey, 74, Pharr, Texas, formerly of the Pillager area, died Nov. 28, 2002, at McAllen Medical Center in McAllen, Texas.
WAHKON -- Leonard Strecker, 93, Wahkon, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at the Mille Lacs hospital.
Carolyn 'Cottie' M. Welch
GARRISON -- Carolyn "Cottie" Marie Welch, 64, Garrison, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
The obituary for Kerma M. Deering on Page 5A Wednesday should have listed her services as 10:30 a.m. June 7 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Little Falls.
Wayne F. Roy
ONAMIA -- Wayne Fredrick Roy, 67, Onamia, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at home.
Genevieve 'Gen' M. Zapzalka
SOBIESKI -- Genevieve "Gen" Marion Zapzalka, 64, Sobieski, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003.
Amy M. Oleson
LITTLE FALLS -- Amy Marie Oleson, 31, Little Falls, formerly of Melrose, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, in Little Falls as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Conrad Larssen, 79, Brainerd, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
William 'Bill' V. Christensen
AITKIN -- William "Bill" V. Christensen, 77, Aitkin, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin.
Robert A. Siemering
LONGVILLE -- Robert A. Siemering, 82, Longville, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, while fishing on Wabedo Lake.
George A. Gustis
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- George Allen Gustis, 71, Palm Springs, Calif., formerly of Brainerd, died Friday, April 25, 2003, as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Palm Springs.
PINE RIVER -- Services for Arcola Watter
Daisy R. Sanders
OUTING -- Daisy R. Sanders, 92, Outing, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
So much for consistency
The following editorial was published in the May 7 Duluth News Tribune.
Like a diverging fork in a forest road, Minnesota Senate and House bills regarding off-road vehicle use couldn't be farther apart in the effect they would have on state lands.
An open letter
To leaders and representatives of the people:
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words.
What a joy it is to walk on a quiet, peaceful country road with birds singing, ducks quacking, frogs croaking and the wind whistling through the trees.
Negotiations plod along at Capitol
ST. PAUL -- After an hour-long meeting with Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Senate Majority Leader John Hottinger said Thursday he finally believed the governor didn't plan to budge on his no-new-tax pledge.
New Zealand mudsnail invades Lake Superior
DULUTH (AP) -- A pesky New Zealand mudsnail is one of five new aquatic species discovered in Lake Superior, according to Canadian researchers.
House passes plan for dealing with BWCA land
BYLINE3: ST. PAUL -- The House on Wednesday passed a gentler version of a proposal to prod the federal government to trade or buy state land within the borders of the Boundary Water Canoe Area.
House-Senate panel OKs later bar closing time
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A later last call in Minnesota bars moved closer to reality after House and Senate negotiators came to a quick agreement Wednesday that bars should be allowed to serve drinks until 2 a.m.
House votes down nuclear waste bill
ST. PAUL -- A plan to allow more nuclear waste to be stored at the Prairie Island plant fell apart in the House, shocking backers after it appeared headed for passage.
MSNBC head: Ventura to ease into job on cable network
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Gov. Jesse Ventura will make a brief appearance on MSNBC on Thursday as the cable network eases him into his own show, MSNBC President Erik Sorenson said.
Extension reducing offices in response to budget cuts
MINNEAPOLIS -- For the second time in as many years, the University of Minnesota Extension Service is restructuring because of budget constraints.
Blom's request for new trial goes before Supreme Court
ST. PAUL -- Donald Blom's recanted jailhouse confession in Katie Poirier's murder drew the most interest Wednesday from state Supreme Court justices who were considering whether to grant his request for a new trial.
Sportscaster Ed Karow dies
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Ed Karow, a longtime sports broadcaster at KSTP-TV who produced and anchored such programs as "The Bud Grant Show" and "The Lou Holtz Show," died after battling prostate cancer. He was 65 and died Wednesday.
Special session all but certain
ST. PAUL -- Budget negotiations sputtered along Wednesday even as leaders at the Capitol acknowledged it will most likely take a special session to finalize any deal.
Smiling Ventura makes first appearance as host on MSNBC
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A smiling, sympathetic Jesse Ventura made his first appearance on MSNBC Thursday night, reporting on the story of a California mother who saved the life of a stranger.
Pillager fourth at Ashby
ASHBY -- Joe Kavanaugh and Jason Dinkel shot 82s, placing the Pillager Huskies fourth at the Ashby boys' golf invitational Tuesday.
Local sports short
A victory celebration for Tony "The Bullet" Bonsante, IBA world boxing champion, is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Frank and Sharon Bonsante residence, 21643 Edwards Drive, Ironton.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Staples-Motley boys win Mid-State title
CROSBY -- The Staples-Motley boys' track and field team won six events on its way to the Mid-State Conference championship Tuesday.
Shawn Adkins of Pine River-Backus High School won his 400-meter dash heat race Wednesday in the Area 5 Special Olympics Track and Field Meet at Adamson Field.
Warrior girls second at Sartell
SARTELL -- The Brainerd Warriors placed second with a team score of 372 in a Central Lakes Conference girls' golf meet Thursday.
Youths could add to Bees' sting
The Brainerd Bees baseball team will feature an influx of youths when they open the Lakewood League amateur baseball season Saturday at Elrosa against the Sauk Centre Titans.
Raiders drop first game at state tourney
AUSTIN -- Rochester's Brandon Huewe's solo home run put the Central Lakes College Raiders baseball team on the losing end of a 5-4 score in the first round of the Minnesota Community College State Tournament Thursday.
Aitkin blanks Greenway
AITKIN -- Kyle Bruce and David Baumgartner improved their No. 2 doubles record to 11-4 in helping the Aitkin Gobblers blank the Greenway Raiders 7-0 Wednesday in non-conference tennis.
Benson, Norman ice tennis win over Spuds
MOORHEAD -- Paul Tuchscherer won handily again, defeating Moorhead's Sean Dyer 6-2, 6-1, as Brainerd beat the Spuds 5-2 in boys' tennis Thursday.
BHS glad to be going back to True Team meet
The wait is over.
Rehberger helps Brainerd to win
It took a freak line drive and a player with just 11 at bats this season, but the Brainerd Warriors softball team pulled off a comeback victory Thursday.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Hoglund strikes out 20 in Pequot victory
PEQUOT LAKES -- Emma Hoglund struck out 20 batters to help the Pequot Lakes Patriots split a Mid-State Conference doubleheader with Perham Thursday.
Local sports shorts
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty has signed legislation eliminating the need for hockey referees under age 14 to acquire an exemption from the Department of Labor to referee youth hockey games.
Bjerga pitches C-I past Aitkin
CROSBY -- Nate Bjerga pitched a complete game, striking out six with one walk, to lead the Crosby-Ironton Rangers to an 8-1 non-conference baseball victory over Aitkin Thursday.
Warriors gain solid win for coach's milestone
SAUK RAPIDS -- With starters Chad Weiss and Kevin Mertens out of the lineup the Brainerd Warriors needed someone to step forward Thursday.
Aitkin rounds up Mustangs
MORA -- Roman Haberkorn's opening win over Mora's Mark Carmen propelled the Aitkin Gobblers to a 6-1 tennis victory Thursday.
Her bat and arm lifting Brainerd
Megan Arns' dream is to play shortstop for the University of Minnesota softball team.
Wild still looking for first goal
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- This was some serious jostling for position.
Could Vikings be moved to Los Angeles?
Red McCombs, who amassed a fortune selling cars in San Antonio, knows how to cut a deal. He bought the Minnesota Vikings in 1998 for $264 million, a bargain by today's standards. But there's one deal he just can't seem to close: A new stadium in Minneapolis.
Reed blanks Royals
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Rick Reed gave the Minnesota Twins exactly what they needed to close the gap on first-place Kansas City.
Royals beat Twins in 14 innings
MINNEAPOLIS -- Tony Pena and the Kansas City Royals certainly have the Minnesota Twins' attention.
It's sudden death tonight for Wild
ANAHEIM -- Just one more victory.
Moorhead band davis? chats about selling out and why its new album will be better
The release party for their first album is the stuff of legend in Fargo-Moorhead.
Neil Sedaka to play Grand Casino Mille Lacs in June
ONAMIA -- Neil Sedaka, famous for 1960s hits like "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen," "Calendar Girl" and "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," will perform at 7:30 p.m. June 5 and 6 at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center.
Sauk Rapids artist displays 'Inspirational Sights' in LF
LITTLE FALLS -- "Inspirational Sights" by Sauk Rapids artist Deborah Vander Eyk is on display through June at the Family Medical Center Gallery in Little Falls.
The chosen 10: All-time best 'Buffys'
With 143 of the 144 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" episodes completed, it's safe to compile a definitive top 10 list, isn't it? OK, it's possible that Joss Whedon has saved the best for last, so consider these 10 gems the Top 10 "Buffy" episodes ... so far.
'Rhinoceros' is absurdist theater
"Rhinoceros" falls into the category of absurdist theater. It tells the story of an apathetic young man named Berenger (senior James Habiger), who is charged with the task of saving the world, as one by one everyone else in the town turns into a rhinoceros.
The Moorhead band davis? plays at 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Blue Ox Bar in Brainerd. Admission is free.
Spring Pop Concert
Jessica Clark (front), choreographer, demonstrated for the Brainerd High School Concert Chorale moves for a song during rehearsal Tuesday for "Rock 'N Roll Medley." The group will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd. They will be among about 200 singers and dancers performing popular songs from the 1940s to the present.
Pillager graduate Russell Holsapple grew up idolizing "Superman" composer John Williams. As a student at the prestigious USC film scoring school, he may get a chance to score future blockbusters. Read his story next Thursday in Tempo.
CLC student designs set for BHS play
Everything from spandex to an art sculpture in Washington, D.C., influenced Matt Cummings' set design for the Brainerd High School play "Rhinoceros."
Fine Arts Student of the Week
After doing speeches about former Gov. Jesse Ventura and William Shakespeare, Brainerd High School senior Peter van der Hagen became interested in both men.
Mississippi Horizons choir concert scheduled May 22
Choir students at Mississippi Horizons in Brainerd will present a spring concert at 7 p.m. May 22 in Tornstrom Auditorium at Washington Middle School.
BHS Orchestras honored in Twin Cities competition
They were selected as one of Minnesota's best orchestras by the Minnesota String Teachers Association after a February competition in Eden Prairie.
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' bows out as a TV legend
"I need a hug."
Rippleside spring concert set May 22
AITKIN -- The Rippleside Elementary School band and choirs will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. May 22 in the Aitkin High School auditorium.
'Still Life' exhibit at Ripple River Gallery explores recurring themes
AITKIN -- For more than 12 years Moorhead artist Mike Marth has been using the still life theme to express his thoughts about day-to-day experiences.
Aitkin High School choirs to stage concert Monday
AITKIN -- The Aitkin High School Treble, Freshmen and Copper Handbell choirs will present their annual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the high school auditorium.
For week of May 15-21; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Tempo talk with davis?
Most hated musicians of all time: Nickelback and Puff Daddy (Ike: "He was a genius when it came to money, but covering Led Zeppelin? Come on.")
State forecast for Minnesota
today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s. Tonight...Mostly cloudy north with a chance of thunderstorms northwest. Clear to partly cloudy south. Lows 45 to 50 north...And in the 50s south.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog north and west with a few afternoon showers southeast. Highs in the 60s to mid 70s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...A chance of showers and thunderstorms west this
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s.
Spring has sprung
Weather drawing by Sheryl Hale of Mrs. Larson's fifth grade class at Harrison school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. Areas of fog early east. A slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms west. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny west and north. Mostly cloudy southeast. Highs in the 60s southeast to the 70s west and north.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny east...And mostly sunny west. Mild with highs from the mid 60s...To the lower 70s. Cooler near the great lakes.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny north. Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers south this morning...Then a chance of showers this afternoon. Highs from the mid 60s...To the lower 70s. Cooler near the great lakes.
Weather drawing by Brianna Niemeyer of Mrs. Kobes' second grade class at Lincoln school
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
The Pillager School Board will meet 8 a.m. Friday in the district office to review an update of the 2003 budget.
Mitchell Movement. North-South: Ray and Gladys Norrgard, 90.5; Ann Richardson and Marv Falk, 74.5; and Mary Jane Janacek and Betty Swart, 71.5. East-West: Eldon Hegstrom and Gus Schlick, 76; Pat Lande and Allen Anderson, 66; and Chris Leininger and Marion Benest, 61.5.
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