HINCKLEY -- Mike Gay has been named executive vice president and manager of the Woodlands National Bank in Hinckley, which has a branch in Onamia.
Store hopes it gets a charge out of Brainerd market
BAXTER -- A new store opened along Highway 371 North in Baxter with a single product identity but with inventory of every imaginable size and shape.
At last, summer arrives
This is it.
Name that school
If you have an idea what the Brainerd School District's new middle school should be called, you might get to name it.
It's almost summer and youths need an adult they can talk to
Fourteen years old. Too old for childish things, but not grown up yet.
Mandy Copa, 14, arrived at the Spring Fling Boogie Thursday night ready to dance.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 350. Last Friday: 490. Year Ago Friday: 234. Thursday actual: 285.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Wheat receipts Friday 290, a year ago 184.
Farm implement dealers feel effects of struggling farmers
CHATFIELD, Minn. (AP) -- Brad Herman, owner of Rochester Tractor & Equipment Co., said his farm equipment business has dropped by half the past 30 years.
Some townships still pay bounty to rid farms of pests
LAFAYETTE, Minn. (AP) -- Lafayette Township Clerk Marcy Muchow doesn't always count each gopher tail.
Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday
In a column on Page 1A Friday about Rippleside Elementary School in Aitkin, the last name of a student was spelled incorrectly. She is Tess Davis.
Labor money flows to Wellstone
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., and his Republican challenger, Norm Coleman, are tapping very different special interest money in their Senate campaign, Federal Election Commission reports show.
As 'samurai governor' cuts new theater, arts groups elsewhere know the pain
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Before Gov. Jesse Ventura vetoed a $24 million bond for the Guthrie Theater, this art-loving city's cultural center was getting ready to order the steel for its planned new home on the banks of the Mississippi River.
OxyContin abuse on the rise in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Prescription by prescription, a potent new painkiller has quietly become one of Minnesota's most troubling drugs.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Victims of clergy abuse
Memories soldiers could never forget
OSSIPEE -- A lakes area man's World War II experience is nearly a mirror image to that experienced by men depicted in "Band of Brothers" -- a best-selling book and an award-winning miniseries.
This was Brainerd
MAY 26 - 100 years ago (1902) - Specials on vegetables and fruit. -- Pie plant, 2 lbs. 5 -- Lettuce, 2 bunches 5 -- Asparagus, per bunch 6 -- Oranges, per doz. 35 CALE & BANE
INS goes high-tech in border-crossing battle
PHOENIX (AP) -- As summer heat descends on the U.S.-Mexico border, the INS is adding search and rescue teams and new high-tech equipment in an effort to curb the death toll among illegal border crossers.
Where and how did Levy die?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Detectives sifted through dirt and leaves as they looked for blood, fibers, hair or any other evidence to assist their investigation into the death of Chandra Levy.
FBI accused of rewriting memos
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An FBI whistle-blower alleges FBI headquarters rewrote Minnesota agents' pre-Sept 11 request for surveillance and search warrants for terrorism defendant Zacarias Moussaoui and removed important information before rejecting them, government officials said Friday.
Fewer people expected to fly over holiday weekend
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Americans were inclined to take to the road on Memorial Day weekend as terrorism fears caused many travelers to avoid flying.
Report: At least 16 Catholic priests accused of abuse have committed suicide
CLEVELAND (AP) -- At least 16 Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing children, including 12 priests in the United States, have killed themselves since 1986, a newspaper reported Saturday.
Nuke plants told to be on heightened state of alert
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's nuclear power plants have been placed on a heightened state of alert because of information gained by the intelligence community, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Laid-back Espinoza bids his time until Belmont
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Talk to Victor Espinoza, and he never utters the words "Belmont Stakes" or "Triple Crown."
War Emblem: Super or subpar?
NEW YORK -- Bob Baffert has already proclaimed War Emblem a "superhorse," and stopped just short of guaranteeing that his colt will become the first Triple Crown champion in nearly a quarter-century.
Margaret 'Peg' Garbarini
GARRISON -- Margaret "Peg" Garbarini, 70, Garrison, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Marvin A. Schimmelpfennig
Marvin A. Schimmelpfennig, 88, Brainerd, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at home.
William P. Feakes
LEADER -- William P. Feakes, 65, Leader, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
WALKER -- Marcia McCarty, 87, Walker, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Woodrest Health Care Center in Walker.
Clifford T. Newton
AITKIN -- Clifford T. Newton, 95, Aitkin, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at the Aicota Nursing Home in Aitkin.
Dorothy L. Johnson
Dorothy L. Johnson, 85, Brainerd, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Anthony 'Tony' Rolfes
MISSION TOWNSHIP -- Anthony "Tony" Rolfes, 76, Mission Township, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Julia B. Czech
LITTLE FALLS -- Julia B. Czech, 92, Little Falls, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Morris L. Holum
NEW HOPE -- Morris L. Holum, 81, New Hope, formerly of Emily, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at the North Ridge Care Center in New Hope.
I'd like to add my support to the recent decision made by Dr. Munns and Superintendent Walseth to suspend the students involved in the harassment incident at Mississippi Horizons school. As a parent with a child entering that school next fall, I am so encouraged to know that school officials will take steps to stop harassing behavior.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Input sought on new school building
The Brainerd School Board has established an aggressive schedule for completion of the new building to coincide with the opening of school in the fall of 2004. Planning, designing and constructing a new school are challenging tasks within this timeline. Through all of these phases, it is the intent of the board to keep our community informed.
Ask Legislature candidates what they'll do with next year's deficit After a legislative session when lawmakers used up nearly all the state's budget reserves and used accounting shifts to patch up a $1.95 billion budget deficit, Minnesota has set itself up for some of the toughest decisions in a long time next year.
Patriotism and volunteer service
WASHINGTON -- On this Memorial Day weekend, the book to be reading is "When I Was a Young Man," by Bob Kerrey, the former Nebraska governor and senator. The title comes from "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda," a song which became a Kerrey trademark, not as most think of it, in lighthearted celebration of youth, but in its full, bitter, bloody reflection on war:
Voice your opinion
The Dispatch encourages readers to sound off in the Open Forum.
Wizened weather watchers
Gray hair and aching muscles aren't the only companions that promise to tag along with us into that scary world of old age.
You never know what the bass opener will bring
Like the walleye opener, you never know what the bass opener will bring, though most years the fishing is a little more predictable.
Bear sightings increase in suburbs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Black bears are roaming parts of Anoka, Washington and Dakota counties in search of food, garbage or seeds from bird feeders, law enforcement officials said.
Welcome back, Stephens Lake
Unless you're fishing Mille Lacs, Washburn, Whitefish, Pelican, Big Thunder or Gull, the walleyes you catch locally were probably stocked. The above are the only lakes in central Minnesota that have good natural walleye reproduction, and Mille Lacs is the only lake in the group that isn't stocked.
Warblers on the wing are a delight of Minnesota spring
Meandering through the house I step into the sunroom, where instantly my eyes catch a fleeting flurry of movement. Wee warblers on the wing!
Fishing for the young and young at heart
June 7-9 is "Take a Kid Fishing Weekend." Adults accompanied by children do not need a fishing license on those days. The nationwide effort is intended to introduce kids to fishing and get adults who once fished back into the sport.
Step into a canoe in Brainerd and step into a fur trade encampment at Crow Wing State Park.
North Country menu
25 -- Bass fishing opener
Campfires restricted in some BWCA areas
DULUTH (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday announced a campfire ban for part of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area hit by a windstorm three years ago. The ban took effect Friday.
Erin Simons and Charlie Leibold
Erin Simons and Charlie Leibold announce their engagement.
Donald I. Ryan
Donald I. Ryan will celebrate his 100th birthday Wednesday with a small family gathering at his home, 15253 McKay Road. He was born May 29, 1902, in St. Paul.
Suzanne Garrow and Jon Nelson
Suzanne Garrow and Jon Nelson announce their engagement. Parents are Irwin and Susan Garrow, Adams Center, N.Y., and Fred and Linda Parker, Brainerd. A June 15 wedding is planned at the home of the bride's parents.
Sara Peterson and James Taylor were married Jan. 5, 2002, at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa with Darrell Paske officiating.
Jayme Hajek and Mark Carlson
Jayme Hajek and Mark Carlson announce their engagement. Parents are Jeannie and Mike Hajek and Jim and Sandy Carlson, all of Staples. A July 19 wedding is planned at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter.
Debra Vosler and Jody Rochel
Debra Vosler and Jody Rochel announce their engagement. Parents are Douglas and Carolyn Vosler, Brainerd, and Jeff Rochel, Farwell, and Linda and Daniel Hill, Glenwood. A June 22 wedding is planned at St. Andrew's Church in Brainerd.
Oswald "Oz" and Gwendolyn "Gwen" Laing
Oswald "Oz" and Gwendolyn "Gwen" Laing, Lake Shore, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married June 1, 1942, in West Palm Beach, Fla., while in the military.
Taya Hanson and Wally Peterson
Taya Hanson and Wally Peterson announce their engagement. Parents are Larry and Cheryl Hanson, Brainerd, and Paul and Kathy Peterson, Afton. An Aug. 10 wedding is planned at St. Andrew's Church in Brainerd.
Richard "Dick" Jensen
Richard "Dick" Jensen, Brainerd, will celebrate his 80th birthday with a family gathering Tuesday. Well wishes may be sent to 1023 Fourth Ave. N.E., Brainerd.
Meghan McConnell and Chad Thesing
Meghan McConnell and Chad Thesing announce their engagement. Parents are Jim and Annette McConnell, St. Cloud, and Leonard and Teresa Thesing, Pierz. A July 20 wedding is planned at St. Michael's Church in St. Cloud.
Angela High and David Sprau
Angela High and David Sprau announce their engagement. Parents are Carol High, Brainerd, and the late Bruce High, and Diane and Don Sprau, Merrifield. A June 1 wedding is planned at Pleasant Hill Church in Pequot Lakes.
Kristiane Renee Teeple and Brady Aaron Jameson
Kristiane Renee Teeple and Brady Aaron Jameson announce their engagement.
Penske is all about winning at Indy
INDIANAPOLIS -- Celebrating wins has never been high on Roger Penske's priority list. Collecting them has.
Indy 500 facts and figures
Facts and figures of Sunday's Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
Public housing board member faces drug-smuggling charge
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A public housing commissioner has been accused of trying to smuggle marijuana into the state prison in Oak Park Heights, where he is a religious worker.
Funeral held for Minnesotan hailed as a hero
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- A Minnesota native hailed as a hero for helping thwart a hijacking that was part of the Sept. 11 attacks was remembered by his family in prayer and song on Friday.
Authorities say man apparently shot himself after carjacking
MARCELL (AP) --- A man apparently killed himself with a gun after stealing a car and running it off a highway near this northern Minnesota town, authorities said Friday.
Cause of church fire still unknown
RED WING (AP) -- A fire severely damaged a landmark Red Wing church on Friday morning as shocked parishioners watched in tears.
Duluth hires St. Cloud's airport director
DULUTH (AP) -- The Duluth Airport Authority named Brian Ryks, director of the St. Cloud Airport, as its new executive director.
A dispute erupts over future of playground on Duluth's bay
DULUTH (AP) -- Members of the group that developed a popular playground near the bay are upset by a city plan to replace it.
Rogue snowmobilers cause trouble on Minnesota waters
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A Waseca man has been fined $1,500 and placed on probation for one year for killing or injuring Canada geese and mallards while water skipping a snowmobile.
Schmidt leads B-H-V boys' track team
GLENWOOD -- Drew Schmidt won the 110- and 300-meter hurdles and was a member of the winning 4x200 relay team as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale boys' track and field team finished second in the Subsection 22, Class 1A meet Thursday.
Brandon-Evansville romps past Verndale
EVANSVILLE -- Seven unearned runs in the fourth inning proved to be the Verndale Pirates' undoing as they dropped a 5-inning baseball game to Brandon-Evansville 16-2 on Friday.
Koosman will tell you anyone can be hit by heart attack
Jerry Koosman struck out 2,556 batters in 19 major-league seasons.
It's Clabo's turn to be the hero
Walk-off home runs are becoming a habit for the Brainerd Warriors' baseball team.
Area events Saturday
Stock Car Racing
Raider Volleyball Camps in June are full, but openings remain for players in grades 9-12 in the Setter/Hitter II Camp July 15-18 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Golf season ends for Warrior, Flyer boys
PERHAM -- The Little Falls Flyers captured sixth place while the Brainerd Warriors boys' golf team finished 11th in the Section 8, Class 2A boys' golf tournament Friday.
Reed, Twins stop Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Beating the Anaheim Angels hasn't been easy for anyone lately. The Minnesota Twins found just the right blend of pitching and power hitting to slow them down.
Jones producing, but not in leadoff spot prototype
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jacque Jones swings at many more pitches than he looks at, so the leadoff spot seems like the least likely position for him in the Minnesota lineup.
Sites to see
A roundup of new and updated resources and services on the global Internet:
Wearable computers enhance the world we see
NEW YORK (AP) -- Step outside and look at the world. In Manhattan, you'll see a cityscape of buildings and traffic.
Wireless weather information providers scout prospects
MOUND (AP) -- In the past, when cement and masonry contractor Jim Merchant worried about getting rained out on a job, he would watch the sky or listen to TV or radio weather forecasts, and make his best guess about whether wet weather was headed his way.
Wallow away at Internet cafe
In the heart of New York's Times Square, nestled among the electronics stores, the theaters and the newsstands, is easyEverything, the world's largest Internet cafe.
A hang-up about Sony's Clie
Sony has done a terrible thing to the market for Palm handhelds: It's introduced the concept of obsolescence.
Making your workstation comfortable
If you walk around a room full of people using PCs, you'll notice more than a few who seem to be craning their necks and squinting at their screens.
Creating thoughtful machines
SAN DIEGO -- If the face is a window into the soul, then Javier Movellan has peered deeply into the human condition.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to around 70.
Minnesota state forecast
This afternoon...Mostly sunny southwest..
Fun in the sun
Weather drawing by JoAnna Miles in the Lowell School second-grade class of Mrs. Sedlachek.
Iowa state forecast
This afternoon partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s to lower 70s.
On behalf of myself, and the Baxter Police Department, I would like to thank the following for their support and/or donations to the 2001-2002 CounterACT Program.
Tyanna Lynn Cullett, the 8-month-old daughter of Mark Cullett and Theresa Lewis of Brainerd, will compete at the New Star Discovery National Pageant in Chicago Aug. 2-4.
The VFW Post and Auxiliary wish to thank the businesses of Brainerd/Baxter area for allowing our members to promote our poppies near their stores. Also thank you to the businesses f
Israelis retaliate by raiding West Bank camp
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's army carried out door-to-door searches Saturday in the Tulkarem refugee camp, uncovering explosives and guns and arresting four Palestinians, the army said.
U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty does little to address current threats
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nuclear arms-reduction treaty that President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed does almost nothing to lessen the major nuclear threats now facing the world.
Pope travels to monastery in Bulgaria
RILA, Bulgaria (AP) --- Stooped and trembling, a feeble Pope John Paul II made a pilgrimage to one of Bulgaria's holiest sites Saturday in an effort to end a millennium of distrust between Catholics and Orthodox Christians.
Pakistan conducts missile test
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan conducted the first in a series of missile tests Saturday amid growing fears of a war with its neighbor and fellow nuclear power, India.
Hong King flight crashes
PENGHU, Taiwan (AP) -- An old China Airlines jetliner flying to Hong Kong with 225 people on board crashed Saturday in the Taiwan Strait, the airline and officials said. Six people were confirmed dead, and there were no immediate reports of survivors.
Bush and Putin field questions on Russia's economy, tensions
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Fielding questions from university students, President Bush and Russian President Vladimir both expressed optimism for Russia's recovering economy Saturday in a lively exchange.
Son of Everest pioneer Hillary reaches summit
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Peter Hillary, the son of one of the first two men to climb Mount Everest, reached the summit on Saturday, the sponsors of his expedition said.
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