Higher gas prices not likely to depress holiday travel
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota drivers will pay about a dime a gallon more to fill their talks as Memorial Day nears, but they're not likely to drive any less.
Challenge issued to guessers for this week's mystery vehicle
Three readers correctly guessed last week's guess the vehicle.
Guess year, make and model
Can you guess the year, make and model as well as any other information about this vehicle?
Jon and Shirley Fischer, Career Assignment missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene in Venezuela, will speak at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at the Brainerd Nazarene Ch
Quakers meet weekly for time of silence
Quakerism, a religion that dates back to the early 1600s, may not be as popular today as it was back then, but it is still active in Brainerd.
Minneapolis Lutheran congregation installs lesbian pastor
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minneapolis congregation installed a lesbian as its pastor despite a requirement by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America that unmarried clergy be celibate, whether they're gay or straight.
Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers lend a helping hand
Carol (left) and Stefan Wiankowski shared their deck with Colleen Palony, Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers volunteer coordinator, this week.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 600. Last Thursday: 564. Year Ago Thursday: 285. Wednesday actual: 543.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 146, a year ago 90.
Remember true meaning of Memorial Day
Memorial Day is observed annually on the last Monday in May, in honor of the nation's armed services personnel killed in wartime.
Dunphy just misses state
MENAHGA -- Brainerd's Emily Dunphy shot a career best 83 Thursday, but missed the state tournament by one stroke at the Section 8, Class 2A girls' golf tournament.
Raiders Wilson in ninth place
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Sophomore Melanie Wilson of the Central Lakes College Raiders fired a third-round 84 Wednesday for a 243 total at the NJCAA golf tournament.
Seelen, Virnig advance to sections
BECKER -- Pierz's Mark Seelen and Doug Virnig advanced to the Section 5, Class 1A boys' golf tournament thanks to scores of 79 and 82 respectively at the North Subsection meet Wednesday.
Pequot Lakes girls' repeat
FERGUS FALLS -- Ashley Meschke, Val Meschke and Kim Larson claimed the top three individual spots and helped the Pequot Lakes Patriots girls' golf team repeat as Subsection 1, Section 6, Class 1A champions Thursday.
Confidence Golf Classic June 13
The 30th anniversary Confidence Learning Center Golf Classic is scheduled June 13. Registration remains open for individuals and teams.
Katharine Herold, real estate agent with Positive GMAC in Brainerd, recently completed the Graduate Realtor Institute and earned the GRI designation from the Minnesota Association of Realtors.
Tips to reduce phosphorus runoff
People can help reduce phosphorus runoff into lakes and rivers by:
Phosphorus use restrictions
People may not apply a fertilizer containing the plant nutrient phosphorus to turf -- non-crop land in closely mowed, managed grasses, including residential property, commercial residential property, private golf courses and government-owned property, including parks, recreation areas and public golf courses -- in unincorporated areas of Crow Wing County with three exceptions.
Lawn vs. lake
In pursuit of a better lawn, lakes area homeowners may not realize they're harming the very environment that attracted them to the area.
Region 5 grapples with personnel issue
STAPLES -- When the Region 5 Development Commission heard that Executive Director Bob Hutton was asked to hand in his resignation, a few commissioners' jaws dropped in shock.
A ceremony for collectors, veterans
It's been six years in the making, but now the Purple Heart postage stamp will become a reality.
Bridge work continues near Camp Ripley
CAMP RIPLEY -- Traffic on the Highway 115 bridge at Camp Ripley remains single lane, controlled by a portable traffic signal, until further notice, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation Baxter office.
The Brainerd School District's Finance Committee will meet 11 a.m. Wednesday in the district office to discuss the 2004 fiscal year budget, policies and food service prices.
Fire breaks out at Trus Joist MacMillan
DEERWOOD -- Fire in drier bins damaged equipment at Trus Joist MacMillan late Wednesday.
Heading to shore
An angler headed toward the Lake Edward public access Wednesday.
This was Brainerd
MAY 22 - 40 years ago (1963) - A sparkling three-hitter, which included 11 strikeouts and just two walks by ace righthander Jerry Lyscio stopped the late season threat raised by Little Falls Flyers and gave the Brainerd Warriors another Central Six Conference Baseball crown.
Communities to host Memorial Day events
The war on Iraq has been a reminder for area residents of the many war veterans who have fought and died for their country. Memorial Day on Monday is a time to reflect and to remember those lives lost in previous wars and conflicts, as well as honor those war veterans who made it home.
This was Brainerd
MAY 23 - 100 years ago (1903) - Don't forget to come and see the glass blowers tonight, at 407 7th St. The admission will be 15 and all who attend will receive a present.
As the result of incorrect information provided The Dispatch in a Vox Pop response on Page 6A Tuesday, gate hours for April 15 through Oct. 15 at the Evergreen Cemetery are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department Senior Jailer Don Inwards, 61, will retire May 30 from his post after being with the county for 22 years.
Fire burns several acres
Brainerd firefighters teamed up to douse a fire under the hood of this car Wednesday afternoon at a residence on Danielson Road. The fire, which burned several acres, started in this area where a few other cars also were parked near a garage. (Dispatch Photos by Clint Wood)
Wroolie's tireless efforts help lead to creation of Purple Heart stamp
He's having breakfast at the White House on Memorial Day and has a travel schedule that would make most people shudder.
Brainerd-Crow Wing airport to add hangar, Chicago flights
The Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport will add a hangar this summer. Weather permitting, construction on an 11-unit T-hangar will begin in early June and be completed by Sept. 1, airport manager Steve Sievek said Thursday during an airport commission meeting.
People congregate outside Baxter City Hall to talk about commission's decision
BAXTER -- After the commission's vote against pursuing further environmental study regarding the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter, a majority of the more than 130 people got up and left the building.
Top of the tower
Brainerd's landmark water tower affords a panoramic view of the city. Photos and a story will be featured in Sunday's People Plus.
ATV driving in Spider Lake area to be limited
BACKUS (AP) -- All-terrain vehicle driving in the Spider Lake area of north-central Minnesota will be limited to 25 miles of marked trails, state officials announced.
As a result of incorrect information provided The Dispatch, the names of the surviving brothers of William Worthington were listed incorrectly in an obituary on Page 5A Thursday.
Baxter decides on $75,000 salary for administrator
BAXTER -- Baxter will be offering $75,000 a year for the vacant city administrator position.
Four finalists named for Brainerd transit coordinator position
Four finalists vying for the Brainerd City Transit Coordinator position will be interviewed today.
Wal-Mart clears first hurdle
BAXTER -- In a vote that elicited groans from many of the 130 people in attendance, the Baxter Planning and Zoning Commission in a special meeting Thursday decided not to recommend to the city council the need for an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter site.
Students address safety, bullying, health issues through skits, puppets
Health class takes on a different meaning for the ninth-grade students of Anne Niklaus at Franklin Junior High School in Brainerd. The 14 students in Niklaus' class participate in a puppet and skit group called People Enhancing Education with Puppets and Skits, or PEEPS.
United Way adjusts allocations
Generosity has caught up with the Crow Wing County United Way.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Clifford Thomas Machen, 28, Minneapolis, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, in Minneapolis.
John Hartung, 90, Brainerd, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Donald Henry, 77, Brainerd, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Donald Duane Henry, 77, Brainerd, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Daisy R. Sanders
OUTING -- Daisy R. Sanders, 92, Outing, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Hjalmer Torkelson, 85, Pequot Lakes, died Friday, May 23, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Center in Brainerd.
CUSHING -- Donald Post, 69, Cushing, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at St. Cloud VA Hospital.
CASPIAN, Mich. -- Frank "Trump" Butorac Sr., 81, Caspian, Mich., died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at home.
Charlotte A. Denning
AITKIN -- Charlotte A. Denning, 65, Aitkin, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at her home.
W. Pete Langer
W. Pete Langer, 85, Pierz, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at the St. Cloud Veteran's Administration Medical Center.
NISSWA -- William David Worthington, 87, Nisswa, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Stephen Shlanta, 67, Sioux Falls, S.D., a summer resident of Gull Lake, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at Sioux Valley Foundation Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Bradley D. Doucette, 45, Washington, D.C., formerly of Little Falls, died April 29, 2003, in Washington, D.C.
GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- Joseph James Porwoll, 79, Grand Blanc, Mich., died Wednesday, May 21, 2003.
AITKIN -- Luella Lundquist, 96, Aitkin, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, in Aitkin.
Lynda Kay Stich, 64, Brainerd, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at her home.
John Halstad Hartung, 90, Brainerd, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Rose M. Hettver, 87, Brainerd, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
SWANVILLE -- Lawrence T. Pelzer, 80, Swanville, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at Long Prairie Memorial Hospital in Long Prairie.
Editorial board decides Dispatch's positions
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
The Legislature is back in special session for the final tweaking of the budget bills. Some policy issues need to be resolved, too, including extra storage for spent fuel at the Prairie Island nuclear plant.
What task force?
In an embarrassing gaffe the Baxter City Council recently demonstrated that government sometimes needs more than a specific objective and a time line. It needs the ability to communicate and follow through on policy decisions.
Aldermen may use their best judgment
On Sept. 11, 2001, the city council held a special meeting regarding memos and letters from myself to department heads requesting public information. Prior to this meeting, the mayor and city administrator asked department heads to log the time city staff spent honoring my requests.
What's your opinion?
The Dispatch encourages readers to sound off in the Open Forum.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words.
Sen. Dallas Sams has a history of putting politics before people and now he is accusing Sen. Paul Koering of the same thing. Unbelievable!
Since the arrests for the murders of families in Minneapolis and Long Prairie, I have heard a lot of talk about reinstating the death penalty in Minnesota.
Students take the challenge
Rookies ruled Wednesday at Brainerd International Raceway.
Two arraigned in August Cass Lake death
WALKER -- Two people have been arraigned in Cass County District Court as a result of grand jury indictments in connection with the Aug. 19 apparent drug overdose death of Heather Jean Casey, 15, of Cass Lake.
School funding nicked
ST. PAUL -- Legislators managed to clear their desks of almost half the state budget by passing a nearly $11.9 billion finance package that supplies funding to K-12 schools and preschool and adult learning programs.
Deal reached on K-12 bill
ST. PAUL (AP) -- House and Senate leaders reached a deal early Thursday morning on a bill that funds early childhood and K-12 education, leaving just three budget bills to reconcile.
Later bar closing time done deal
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Lawmakers and Gov. Tim Pawlenty are toasting a small legislative victory: a deal that would allow bars to stay open an hour later.
Later bar hours in Pawlenty's hands
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A proposal authorizing later bar hours in Minnesota could make last call, supporters said Wednesday.
Man admits killings
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A man charged in five brutal slayings admitted in a television interview to killing two of the victims and said he was high on drugs at the time.
Session likely to spill into next week
ST. PAUL -- Hopes of a pre-Memorial Day finish to the special legislative session diminished greatly Friday as negotiators struggled to get over their final few humps.
Jumper shows he can run, too
Dusten Olejnicak has been a constant in the long and triple jumps for the Brainerd Warriors boys' track and field team the last few years.
Pierz girls third in subsection
BECKER -- Jamie Tallberg won the girls' 1600-meter run, helping Pierz to a third-place finish in the Subsection 18 track and field meet Wednesday.
Verndale plays subsection spoiler
MENAHGA -- The Verndale Pirates softball team shipwrecked its competition on its way to finding the treasure of North Subsection 6, Class 1A championship Thursday.
Three Gobblers advance to sections
PINE CITY -- The Aitkin Gobblers doubles team of Brian Hallberg-Adam Janzen and singles player Roman Haberkorn earned their spots in the Section 7, Class 1A individual tournament thanks to their play at the South Subsection meet Wednesday.
Tuchscherer is champ Warrior tennis player not going to sections alone
ALEXANDRIA -- Brainerd Warrior senior Paul Tuchscherer did not lose a set in four matches and won the North Subsection 8, Class 2A individual singles tournament Wednesday.
Solinger leads Pierz boys' track team
BECKER -- Pierz's Zach Solinger won the 1600 meter run and the Pioneer's 4x200 relay also won Wednesday at the Subsection 5, Class 1A track and field meet.
Cardinals' season ends
LITCHFIELD--The Minnewaska Lakers won in straight sets in every match and posted a 7-0 victory over the Staples-Motley Cardinals Thursday in Section 6, Class 1A tennis tournament.
Rangers rout Mercuries
CROSBY -- Crosby-Ironton Rangers pitcher Matt Arneson improved his record to 2-0 with a 13-2 victory over the McGregor Mercuries in non-conference baseball Tuesday.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
C-I girls team champion, boys 2nd
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton girls won the team title and the Ranger boys finished second by one point in the Subsection 25 track and field meet Wednesday.
The Brainerd Warriors baseball team has received the No. 1 seed in the North Subsection 8, Class 3A tournament.
Cardinals sweep track meet
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Staples-Motley boys' and girls' track and field teams captured the Subsection 1, Section 6 team championships Thursday.
Brainerd Warriors junior shortstop Megan Arns concentrated as she threw a runner out at first base Thursday.
Drew's grand slam leads Flyers to playoff win
LITTLE FALLS -- Rickie Drew hit a grand slam home run to lead the Little Falls Flyers to a 13-1 defeat over Sauk Rapids in South Subsection 8, Class 2A baseball playoffs Thursday.
Warriors advance on no-hitter
"Pitching and defense."
Swanson, Olejnicak pace BHS in track
ALEXANDRIA -- Brainerd's Maria Swanson won the shot put with a distance of 40-3 as the Warriors girls' track and field team took second at the North Subsection 8, Class 2A meet Thursday.
Hunter saves win for Twins
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Torii Hunter didn't remember getting dirt in his eyes on an acrobatic catch that pitcher Kenny Rogers considers the best play he's seen by a center fielder.
Lost wallet apparently led to shots fired at Vikings' Bennett
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A missing wallet likely led to an argument and the gun shots that were fired at a vehicle driven by Minnesota Vikings running back Michael Bennett, authorities said.
Twins continue their winning ways, edge A's
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire pulled his hamstring picking up a water cooler. Gold Glove center fielder Torii Hunter lost track of the ball because of all the white T-shirts in the background.
Despite cancellation, Habiger devoted himself to spring play
Brainerd High School senior James Habiger took time off work and didn't have time for a social life or his classes this past month.
The Exchange in Crosslake celebrates Memorial Day weekend with a couple of big names. Twin Cities bar rock favorite Tim Mahoney, with opening act Cherry Fix, plays at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Tina Schlienski, formerly of Tina and the B-sides, performs with The Salvation Band at 9 p.m. Sunday.
Pillager students to stage 'Peter Pan'
PILLAGER -- Auditions will be 8 to 10 a.m. June 9 in the Performing Arts Area of Pillager School for the Prairie Fire Children's Theatre production of "Peter Pan."
Music General line dancers compete
The Music General performing line dancers recently completed their 2003 competition season.
Piano students of Helen C. Anderson, Bridge of Harmony Studios, performed a recital May 4 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Brainerd.
Joshua Nice, Motley, performed in the musical variety show "Erlkonig" at Bemidji State University. He is a junior majoring in music.
Pillager grad follows super dreams to prestigious film, TV scoring school
Once Russell Holsapple set his mind to being a film composer, not even Kryptonite could stop him.
For week of May 22-28; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Every picture tells a story
He may not be a household name in the arts community yet, but among bartenders and concert security in the Brainerd lakes area and the Twin Cities, everyone knows Tom Smith.
Area Art Club presents show, sale
The Brainerd Area Art Club will present "The Art Cart," a spring show and sale, June 16-28 at The Crossing Fine Arts Center in downtown Brainerd.
Trombone, French horn, violin recital Tuesday in Pequot Lakes
PEQUOT LAKES -- A recital featuring Pequot Lakes High School band director Jeff Dahlseng and his wife, Lisa, will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the high school auditorium.
State of Television address:
Fans of quality television can breathe a sigh of relief this week.
Scandinavian folk artists prepare to invade the lakes area for the annual Nisswa-stamman. Read interviews with some of the musicians next week in Tempo.
Garrison Art Show, Sale set Sunday
GARRISON -- The 11th annual Garrison Art Show and Sale will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the VFW Pavilion in Garrison.
Taste of Minnesota to feature Chubby Checker, Temptations
ST. PAUL -- A Taste of Minnesota will unveil the RE/MAX Stage from the Past at the 2003 festival July 2-6 along the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul.
Weather drawing by Cheyenne Brazelton in the Lowell School second-grade class of Mrs. Sedlachek.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Areas of dense fog early...Especially across the northeast and far southwest. Otherwise...Partly cloudy. Highs in the middle 50s northeast with 60s west and south.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms west and central. Highs from the 60s east to the low to mid 70s west.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs around 70.
Weather drawing by Katy Johnson in the Lowell School first-grade class of Gayle Kub.
Iowa state forecast
Today...A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms north and west. Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Frost advisory tonight north central...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms central and northeast....Mainly this afternoon. Highs from the 60s east to the upper 70s southwest.
Iowa state forecast
This afternoon...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms ending early this morning east...Then isolated showers and thunderstorms far west late this afternoon. Highs from the mid 60s east to mid 70s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds. A chance for showers or thunderstorms northwest. Highs mainly in the 60s...Cooler 50s near lake michigan.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s northeast to the upper 60s west. Tonight...A chance of showers east. Partly cloudy west. Lows in the mid 30s northeast to mid 40s south and west.
Lakes Area Senior Activity Center schedule
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