Guess the year, make and model
Brainerd Dispatch Audiotext Technician Carl Specht took this photograph of this vehicle near Remer recently. Can you guess the year, make, model as well as any other information about this vehicle? You can respond by leaving your message on the Dispatch Autoline at 829-2900 or 1-800 547-2909 and press code 8424. You can also e-mail Clint at email@example.com.
LAWN MOWERS NOT JUST FOR LAWNS
Mark Steinwand, Mandan, N.D., traveled 350 miles Saturday to Brainerd for one reason -- to race his riding lawn mower at Brainerd International Raceway.
Can't fool 'em
Wow, I really underestimated our readers' knowledge of vehicles.
Central Lakes College lists spring graduates
Central Lakes College in Brainerd and Staples announces its spring graduation list of nearly 800 students who received degrees, diplomas and certificates.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 58, a year ago 130.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 600. Last Wednesday: 543. Year Ago Wednesday: 390. Tuesday actual: 688.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 650. Last Tuesday: 973. Year Ago Tuesday: 417. Friday actual: 247.
Combine eggs with potato patties
On weekends I like to prepare different types of breakfasts.
The Brainerd Fire Department sent three fire trucks to three different fire calls that came in at the same time Wednesday afternoon in Long Lake Township, East Gull Lake and Riverside Drive in Brainerd.
Outstanding senior nominations sought
Nominations are being sought for Outstanding Senior Citizens of Crow Wing County.
An Onamia woman and three children were injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle accident at 153rd Street and 280th Avenue in Pierz Township, about a mile east of Pierz, the Morrison County Sheriff's Department reported.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a grass fire Tuesday in a swampy area at 10th and Norwood streets in Brainerd.
Another Lundbohm qualifies for state golf
Like sister, like brother.
Chip Schwartz of Cuyuna Country Club teamed with Robert Mattson of Olympic Hills Golf Club to win the senior division of the net best ball tournament May 21 at the 30th MGA senior four-ball event at Mille Lacs Golf Resort.
Pequot girls win title on final hole
FERGUS FALLS -- An Ashley Meschke par and a Pelican Rapids double bogey on the final hole helped the Pequot Lakes Patriots repeat as the Section 6, Class 1A girls' golf champions Tuesday.
Dahl's Design has people talking
FORT RIPLEY -- While the resort courses receive national recognition, Eagles Landing is relishing in statewide praise.
Peoples Security makes move
Peoples Security's 7.5 to 4.5 upset of leaders American National Bank May 22 jumped People's into second place in the Men's Twilight League at Pine Meadows.
How to overcome elements
A distinctive feature of golf in Minnesota is the number of variables Mother Nature can throw at you.
Zonta role models what girls need
It's not a gab session or even a formal career class when the Zonta women come to PORT Girls Group Home.
Blueberry field night set July 17 at Staples Central Lakes Ag Center
STAPLES -- University of Minnesota horticulture specialists will lead discussions on commercial u-pick blueberry startup steps, organic practices, maintenance practices and marketing tips July 17 at the Central Lakes College Ag Center in Staples.
PILLAGER -- The Pillager Area Family Resource Center recently hosted a preschool American Pride party.
CLC's first Latin American Studies grad plans month of immersion in Costa Rican culture
Marissa Brown, the first Central Lakes College Latin American Studies graduate, will make good use of the first CLC scholarship dedicated to the study of Spanish.
Riverboat Reelers promenade
Celebrating National Nursing Home Week, nine square dancing couples from the Riverboat Reelers performed May 12 for the residents of Riverwood Extended Care in Aitkin. Colorful apparel and lively dancing filled the room, while residents clapped and sang to the familiar Dixie style music.
Gardening for children offered in Staples
STAPLES -- A children's gardening class will be offered at Living Legacy Gardens at the Central Lakes Ag Center, Staples, beginning June 4 and continuing every other week throughout the summer.
Cruel twist of fate
PINE RIVER -- In 1993, Richard Treague of Pine River was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident near Backus.
Fire department rebuilt after being destroyed by fire
ELBOW LAKE VILLAGE (AP) -- The scanner came alive and interrupted Kathy Sproul's Fourth of July last year.
Two examples of ecotours
* In Kenya, travelers visit private lodges built on the grounds of a Maasai group ranch that include views of extensive grasslands where m
Central Lakes College first in state to offer two-year ecotourism degree
Imagine arriving in an unspoiled, exotic destination filled with adventure, both natural and cultural.
Minnesota boy in national spelling bee
MONTGOMERY (AP) -- A sixth-grader from Montgomery-Lonsdale Middle School is among 250 students who will compete this week in the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee.
AGONY OF DEFEAT
Erin Donnelly of Brainerd (second from left) was comforted by student manager Kelsey Anderson as teammates Leigha Walters and Abby Rehberger reacted to Brainerd High School's season-ending loss Tuesday to Fergus Falls in the subsection softball tournament.
ST. PAUL -- Reno Wells of Hackensack recently was appointed to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee by Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
Board seeks EIS for proposed plat
The Crow Wing County Board stuck with its decision Tuesday and will require an Environmental Impact Statement for Peace Haven, a proposed plat in Unorganized Territory.
Sweet scents of spring are an annual harbinger of approaching summer. Gardeners may be best advised to add the color and the aroma now to last for years. Look for the story in Friday's Housing section.
Helping out with SARS
More than 700 people are dead. Nearly 8,000 are currently being attacked.
Riverside utilities to be discussed Monday in Brainerd
The Brainerd City Council, during a special workshop Tuesday on the Riverside Drive improvement project, mulled ideas for assessing water and sewage fees to properties in the city limits and those outside the city limits that have access to municipal utilities.
South 371 construction
An earthmover worked on the right-of-way for the four-lane highway between Brainerd and Little Falls Tuesday.
A day for fun among friends
Kindergarten students from across the area, decked out in brightly colored T-shirts representing their schools, marched around Don Adamson Field Wednesday morning, showing off and waving for parents and friends as the class of 2015 gathered in its entirety for the first time.
County hopes to house regional extension service center
Changes are in store next year for the University of Minnesota Extension programs.
Teacher wants C-I job back
CROSBY -- Emotions ran high during the public comment session at the Crosby-Ironton School Board meeting Tuesday.
This was Brainerd
MAY 29 - 20 years ago (1983) - Stacie Mans, a junior at Brainerd High School, was recently chosen to represent her school at the annual Girls State Session set for June 12-18 at the College of St. Catherine.
The fourth annual Nisswa-stamman is poised to take over Nisswa. Read interviews with two of the performers Thursday in Tempo.
Pilot survives crash of plane at Backus airport
BACKUS -- A Bloomington pilot was injured Tuesday after he crashed a plane at the Backus airport, the Cass County Sheriff's Department reported.
This was Brainerd
MAY 28 - 30 years ago (1973) - The graduation of the Brainerd High School Class of 1973 will be held in the school gymnasium starting at 8:15 p.m.. Thursday. The speaker for the evening is Fred Casey, assistant county attorney. It is a change from graduation programs of recent years when the students were the speakers.
County urges care in Wal-Mart decision
The Crow Wing County Board voted 3-2 Tuesday to send a letter to the Baxter City Council advising the council to carefully weigh its decision about the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter project.
County reaches settlement with correction officer
Crow Wing County will pay Gae Bock, a correctional officer in the sheriff's office, $25,000 as part of a proposed settlement agreement between the two parties, it was learned Tuesday.
Highway 210 project to begin busy next phase
More construction traffic and trucks are expected to be part of the next phase of the Highway 210 reconstruction project this week with paving and earth moving efforts.
Board briefed on Camp Ripley activity
Rumblings heard in the area, not accompanied by dark skies and rain, often originate at Camp Ripley, which is hosting its annual summer training drills for military members across the United States.
Proactive steps sought to prevent West Nile virus
West Nile virus is here to stay and proactive steps must be taken to prevent the virus from infecting horses and humans.
Baxter boy misses first-round word
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Four students from Minnesota were in Washington, D.C., to compete in the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee.
Baxter planning panel favors Wal-Mart landscaping plan
BAXTER -- In contrast to five days ago, few members of the public showed up at Tuesday's Baxter Planning and Zoning Commission meeting for continued discussion on landscaping for the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter.
Life Line Screening will offer health screenings starting at 10 a.m. June 2 at the Brainerd Family YMCA.
Organizers of the sixth annual Ride with Jim, a bike ride with Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., on the newest paved section of the Paul Bunyan Trail, recently listed the full itinerary for Sunday's event.
Brainerd School District's general fund balance expected to decrease
The Brainerd School District's projected general fund balance for next school year is expected to decrease by about $997,600 from the 2002-03 school year.
Area women weave challenge to benefit breast cancer research
They aren't noticeable to the casual observer.
The Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly reported details of an agr
MOTLEY -- Arnold Anderson, 24, Motley, formerly of Backus, died Monday, May 26, 2003, at Greater Staples Hospital in Staples.
As the result of incorrect information provided to The Dispatch, an obituary for Wendell "Wendy" Carr on Page 5A on May 20 should have listed a brother, "C.T." Charles Carr, De Soto, Texas; and two sisters, Nell Curry, Lubbock, Texas, and Dorothy Taber, Blythwood, S.C., as survivors.
Beverly 'Ann' Poland
SEBEKA -- Beverly "Ann" Poland, 63, Sebeka, died Friday, May 23, 2003, at home of cancer.
Elnora E. Collins Peck
LOMPOC, Calif. -- Elnora Elizabeth Collins Peck, 84, Lompoc, Calif., formerly of Aitkin, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in Lompoc.
Raymond J. Barto
Raymond J. Barto, 87, Brainerd, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Mary A. Hurd
STAPLES -- Mary A. Hurd, 74, Staples, died today, May 29, 2003, at home.
David Smith Sr.
ONAMIA -- David Smith Sr., 80, Onamia, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Mille Lacs hospital in Onamia.
Darrell D. Johnson
MARION, Mont. -- Darrell D. Johnson, 70, Marion, Mont., formerly of Aitkin, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, in Marion.
Phyllis I. Tschudy
LITTLE FALLS -- Phyllis I. Tschudy, 88, Little Falls, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Bridgeway Estates in Little Falls.
Before Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor and Republican spin doctors travel to the state's hinterlands to explain what happened in the 2003 legislative session and why the bad aspects were the other guys' fault, let's take a big picture look at the belt tightening.
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The Baxter Planning Commission is abdicating its responsibility to do what is best for the community. The commission's denial to recommend an Impact Statement on the establishment of a Wal-Mart superstore is unforgivable and indicates a basic misinterpretation of the EIS process.
Make sure Baxter City Council should require a Wal-Mart EIS
Baxter City Council members are on the verge of making one of the most important decisions they'll ever make for their city. On Tuesday, the council is expected to consider the planning and zoning commission's recommendation not to insist on a Environmental Impact Statement for the planned 207,502-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenter at Glory Road and Highway 371.
Say yes to EIS
Last Friday evening Baxter residents received an impressive full colored flyer in the mail from the newly formed "Baxter Consumer Coalition." I've received calls and concerns regarding this coalition and want to point out several issues that are packed into the flyer that was mailed out:
There were some rather shocking quotes attributed to Crosby-Ironton Superintendent Linda Lawrie and School Board Chair Barb Anderson in Jennifer Stockinger's account of the May 27 Crosby-Ironton School Board meeting that appeared in yesterday's Dispatch. Education Minnesota Crosby-Ironton (EMC-I) would like to correct any misunderstanding that may have resulted from these remarks, which are disingenuous at best.
BIR pays out $50,000 during Memorial Day 5000
Chris Zaworski can't wait to get behind the wheel of his dragster again.
Snags arise; legislators still in session
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Legislature hoped to leave town Wednesday after repairing Minnesota's deficit-torn budget, but a new gun law may stay as it is even though supporters acknowledged it could use a wording change.
Some say tobacco fee is tax in disguise
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Critics of a new 35-cents-per-pack fee that will be charged to small tobacco companies under legislation signed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty say it strikes them more as a tax.
Money troubles to close St. Cloud Somali center
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- A St. Cloud community center for Somalis that houses the town's only mosque is closing down because of money trouble.
Man charged with slashing officer
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A man charged with slashing a St. Paul officer this week was accused of assaulting another officer in 1999, but wasn't convicted on that charge.
Man shoots woman in Lake Elmo
LAKE ELMO (AP) -- A woman hospitalized after a man shot her in the face as she sat in her sport utility vehicle at an intersection here is expected to survive, police said Thursday.
Man charged in death of cab driver
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minneapolis man faces criminal vehicular homicide charges in the death of a cab driver whose taxi was broadsided after the suspect allegedly ran a stop sign.
END COULD BE NEAR AT LAST
ST. PAUL -- For the first time since the special session began, the end seemed imminent.
No rush for handgun permits outstate
While hundreds of people seeking concealed-weapon permits flooded sheriff's offices in the Twin Cities metro area Wednesday, there was only a trickle of applicants in outstate Minnesota.
Local sport shorts
Central Minnesota Karate hosted the annual St. Cloud Spring Sparring Invitational May 23 for youths and juniors.
Local sports short
Trent Snyder, Ironton, nabbed two podium finishes (first through third place) in late model racing at asphalt tracks last weekend.
Fergus eliminates Warriors
Try as they might, there was just too much for the Brainerd Warriors softball team to overcome.
Warriors staying alive -- just barely
Fame is spreading
Small mom and pop corner stores have given way to convenience and discount superstores.
Verndale outhits Sebeka in baseball loss
SEBEKA -- Verndale's Isaac Johnson allowed just three hits and three earned runs and struck out seven in a 5-1 East Subsection 6, Class 1A baseball loss Tuesday.
Stave's clutch hit saves Verndale
MENAHGA -- Melanie Stave hit a RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning, scoring Chelsa Beaver, to give the Verndale Pirates a 1-0 victory over the Parkers Prairie Panthers in a Section 6, Class 1A semifinal softball game Tuesday.
'Tuch' baffles Elk River opponent
Brainerd Warrior senior Paul Tuchscherer is simply known on campus as "Tuch."
Tuchscherer era in Brainerd tennis ends
Wednesday marked an end of an era in Brainerd Warrior boys' tennis.
Aitkin outscores Hinckley-Finlayson
HINCKLEY -- The Aitkin Gobblers racked up 19 hits in a 14-8 South Subsection 7, Class 2A opening-round baseball win over Hinckley-Finlayson Wednesday.
Pierz's Solinger headed for state
COLLEGEVILLE -- Pierz's Zach Solinger won the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:25.98 in the Section 5, Class 1A track and field meet Wednesday at St. John's University.
high school softball
Twins edge Athletics
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Not much separates the Minnesota Twins and Oakland Athletics. In fact, the last four games between them have been decided by one run.
Lucky 13: Sparks beat Lynx again
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Lisa Leslie met little resistance in leading the Los Angeles Sparks to another win in Minnesota.
Kielty's pinch-hit homer propels Twins past A's
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Bobby Kielty's sore ribs don't allow him to play the field, so he's hoping for more at-bats like the one he had against Oakland.
Book signing slated Saturday
Area author Wendy Rosnau's sixth romantic suspense novel, "Last Man Standing," will be released Saturday from Silhouette Books. It concludes the three-part Brotherhood Series.
Pianist Michael Nelson to perform
Composer and piano recording artist Michael Nelson will perform at 2 p.m. June 6 at Woodland Good Samaritan in Brainerd. Admission is free.
A father and daughter make violins, violas and cellos in their shop in rural Garrison. Read their story next Thursday in Tempo.
For week of May 29-June 4; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Lindbergh speaker at library Monday
Brian Horrigan, curator for the Minnesota Historical Society, will speak about Charles Lindbergh noon Monday at the Brainerd Public Library. Horrigan has curated exhibits at the Lindbergh Historic Site in Little Falls and written the introduction to "Lindbergh Looks Back: A Boyhood Reminiscence."
Theatergoers have one last chance to catch the Wadena-Deer Creek High School play about 9/11 before the production heads to the nation's capital.
Fiddles, food and fun
Considering the roles they've played in keeping Scandinavian folk traditions alive stateside, you might expect Paul Wilson and Paul Dahlin to have aggressive, outgoing personalities.
Lamplighter Community Theatre to present 'Let's Murder Marsha'
STAPLES -- Lamplighter Community Theatre will present a full-length, small-cast comedy play by Monk Ferris called "Let's Murder Marsha" at 7:30 p.m. June 5-7 at Centennial Auditorium in Staples.
Central Minnesota Boys' Choir to conclude season
STAPLES -- The Central Minnesota Boys' Choir will close its 2002-2003 season with a tour to the Duluth-Superior area. The tour will conclude with a Welcome Home Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples.
Jim Carrey can't deliver 'Bruce Almighty' from bad script
Playing the villain in a Jim Carrey movie is usually a thankless task.
Pequot Lakes School poetry contest winners announced
PEQUOT LAKES -- Winners have been announced in a poetry contest for elementary students at Pequot Lakes School. The contest was held in recognition of National Poetry Month in April. Three judges rated 106 poems submitted by 89 students. The winners were:
Square Lake is metro area's clearest, but for how long?
MAY TOWNSHIP (AP) -- A debate is under way over the future of Square Lake, which has long been seen as the clearest lake in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
A pink trillium bloomed in Garrison.
1,500 children visit Camp Confidence in May
Cries of joy from happy campers link a May morning at Camp Confidence to a January afternoon on Gull Lake.
Moorhead college student walking across North Dakota
MOORHEAD (AP) -- A college student here will spend the month of June walking from Missoula, Mont., across North Dakota to help raise money for cancer research.
International Falls family feels like they won the lottery
INTERNATIONAL FALLS (AP) -- Fourth-grader Zachary Wood and his family are still numb, perhaps from pinching themselves so much.
NISSWA -- Nisswa's gazebo dedication ceremony will run noon to 1 p.m. June 7 at the gazebo on Main Street in Nisswa.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Breezy east. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. Becoming breezy and hot...Especially west and central. A slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms south central. Highs 85 to 95.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy. Gusty northwest winds. Highs in the 70s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny and windy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some storms may be severe in the east this afternoon. Highs 85 to 90.
I will play baseball
Weather drawing by Justin Olson of Mrs. Lykins' kindergarten class at Nisswa school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of afternoon thunderstorms north. Highs from the lower 70s northeast to the 80s elsewhere. Tonight...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunder
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms southeast half during the morning. Becoming mostly sunny during the afternoon. Becoming windy northeast this afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s.
Hooray for spring
Weather drawing by Katy Johnson of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy northeast. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Highs in the low to mid 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Showers likely with a chance for thunderstorms. Becoming partly sunny in the west during the afternoon. Highs from the mid 60s to the mid 70s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny this morning...Becoming partly sunny this afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s east to mid 80s west.
The city of Brainerd Police and Fire Civil Service Commission will meet 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Brainerd City Hall conference room to finalize testing procedures for the police officer eligibility roster.
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