Agencies of the month
The center offers child-friendly space for court-ordered supervised visitation, as well as for picking up and dropping off children for visits with non-custodial parents when there has been domestic violence. 1-218-828-1122.
Downtown shoppers lose Fine Folk
Fine Folk, an eclectic shop with home furnishings and interesting eye-catching pieces of housewares, rugs, pottery, furniture and unusual objects, closed its doors Friday. The store opened in the summer of 2001 in downtown Brainerd. Owners Brandon and Jewell Hoffmann, daughter and mother, created a colorful store front on Laurel Street.
QUICK STOP COFFEE SHOP
Scott and Carla Stall opened their coffee shop Grab-A-Java on May 24, just in time for Memorial Day weekend, and the accompanying rush of vacationers. Despite the fact that Grab-A-Java is a little off the beaten path, at least for travelers, people have found the new coffee shop in town.
Larry Van Hout, of Widseth Smith Nolting, architecture and engineering firm based in Baxter, received the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2002 Minnesota Project Engineer of the Year Award.
Mississippi Horizons students recognized
Mississippi Horizons School Achievement Awards were recently presented to the following students:
Larry, his mom looking for person to spend time with boy
The kids enrolled in Kinship Partners are referred in various ways. Sometimes a parent even makes the referral. What a pleasant surprise it was last week when 10-year-old Larry and his mom visited the Kinship Partners office to enroll Larry in our program.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 500. Last Friday: 247. Year Ago Friday: 514. Thursday actual: 706.
The State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle accident at 9:35 a.m. Friday on Highway 169, one mile north of Onamia.
Justin and Nicole Reed, Holdingford, a boy, Isaak James, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, May 8, 2003.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
Crow Wing County meetings
Volunteer coach plays key role in CLC golf team's success
The Central Lakes College Raiders men's golf team has an ace up its sleeve.
Disarming bombs and other explosives throughout the state became his specialty, and now a Crow Wing County lieutenant has retired.
No arrests in slayings
WALKER -- Investigators looking into a triple homicide in rural Pillager are speaking to a circle of friends of the victims who live in the Brainerd area.
When fans arrive at the Adamson Field complex in Brainerd they view a plush green carpet of grass and a diligently manicured playing surface.
Joy Larson is, by her own admission, not an intimidating presence when first encountered. Cause for first-day-of-school jitters for anyone, but when you're female, 5 foot 4 inches tall, and 44 years old, the jitters can be a little overwhelming when returning to college to be a cop.
County, Bock settle discrimination suit
The settlement between Crow Wing County and Gae Bock, a correctional officer in the sheriff's office, has been signed and was released today.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 1 - 20 years ago (1983) - Joseph and Laura Brutsman, son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Brutsman of Brainerd, recently received bachelor of fine arts degrees from the Juilliard School.
Indictments say Long Prairie teen was raped during triple homicide
LONG PRAIRIE (AP) -- A Todd County grand jury has indicted two men with 10 counts of murder each in the random killings of a mother and her two children at their Long Prairie home.
Eleanor V. R. LaDouceur
Eleanor Verda Rosella LaDouceur, 81, Brainerd, died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Theodore 'Ted' Magnan
Theodore "Ted" Magnan, 77, Brainerd, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
ONAMIA -- Genevieve Wenzel, 89, Onamia, died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at Mille Lacs Nursing Home in Onamia.
PIERZ -- Wilfred Meyer, 85, Pierz, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at St. Gabriel's Hospital.
Salma 'Sally' J. Oberg
NEWBERRY, Mich. -- Salma "Sally" J. Oberg, 90, Newberry, Mich., died Monday, May 26, 2003, at her residence.
Charlotte J. Bowman Grant
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Charlotte J. Bowman Grant, 55, Charleston, S.C., formerly of Brainerd, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, in Charleston, S.C., of complications following surgery.
Daniel Harting, 36, Brainerd, died Thursday, May 29, 2003, in Pillager.
Grace K. Moyer
Grace K. Moyer, 81, Brainerd died Friday, May 30, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Ralph W. Seaton
PINE RIVER -- Ralph W. Seaton, 90, Pine River, died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at Whispering Pine Good Samaritan Village in Pine River.
Margaret R. Rosenmeier
SAN DIEGO -- Margaret R. Rosenmeier, 94, San Diego, and formerly of Little Falls, died Monday, May 26, 2003, at Cas De Las Campanas, in San Diego.
I was just thinking about how my education in the Brainerd schools must have been full of bad information. I was taught, and have always
Remembering two classmates
We're all here today to celebrate the memories of yesterday, the way things used to be and the way things will be tomorrow. Unfortunately there are two people who won't be able to join in the celebration with us, John Kelm and Eric Hardy.
Keep it clean
In case north central Minnesota lakeshore owners needed any additional convincing a recent Bemidji State University study drove the point home in no uncertain terms:
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Let your minds be bold
At first, I thought that I would feel relatively comfortable standing up here to offer scraps of wisdom to the Class of 2003. But over the past few weeks my stomach has churned and I've become increasingly more co
The Open Forum is the readers' chance to sound off
The Dispatch encourages readers to sound off in the Open Forum.
BHS graduation speeches
"I am simply what I am, or I begin to be that. I live in the present. I only remember the past, and anticipate the future. I love to live." -- Henry David Thoreau
Rare whooping crane seen in Minnesota
ST. PAUL (AP) -- An extremely rare young whooping crane dropped in on the Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area in Anoka County last week and sent biologists scurrying for binoculars.
Bemidji State University study reveals water clarity is most important factor in determining lakeshore property values
Among the many factors affecting lakeshore property values, water clarity is the most important, according to a study by two Bemidji State University professors.
Clear water revival
Thirty-eight years ago in Illinois Mel Johnson shot the whitetail buck with the biggest typical antlers ever taken by a bowhunter. Considering the growth of the whitetail deer herd nationwide and the corresponding growth in the number of bowhunters, Johnson's record is remarkable for its longevity.
Gitchi-Gami State Trail provides paved pathway
TWO HARBORS (AP) -- The scene is familiar enough. We are moving along Lake Superior's North Shore, the immense blue of the lake shimmering through the birches on our right. Over our left shoulders, headwalls rise to bluffs that peregrine falcons call home.
Bear spotted roaming around Washington County suburbs
NEWPORT (AP) -- A young black bear spotted roaming Washington County suburbs is just trying to find a place where it belongs, wildlife experts said.
Northern Minnesota business becoming kayak destination
LAKE KABETOGAMA (AP) -- Wade Watson's telephone number says it all: 1-877-GO-KAYAK. And his telephone was ringing last week with inquiries about his Voyageurs Adventures Outfitting business.
The Minnesota Bowfin Club has opened its annual fishing contest to the public.
North Country calendar
June 6-8 -- Take a Kid fishing weekend
Boaters and anglers should be aware of two changes to Minnesota's boating laws.
Cattails have rich history as an edible wild plant
These lovely days of May have spurred me to spend significant time wandering the trails that wind through my woods and wetlands. It's been delightful to spot wee warblers on the wing and watch the parade of spring ephemeral wildflowers begin.
Superior National Forest Scenic Byway open to traffic
The long-awaited 61-mile highway linking Iron Range communities and North Shore communities is complete.
Remembering when one lure was all you needed to catch bass
The first days of largemouth bass season are fraught with memories. One of my fondest childhood memories was walking along the shoreline of a nearby lake and catching largemouth bass. I dare say the kind of bass I once pulled in on a nightly basis was impressive. Several bass an evening in the 2- to 3-pound class was typical.
Pierre pro claims first PWT victory at Lake of the Woods
BAUDETTE -- Dan Stier, Pierre, S.D., landed 53.64 pounds of walleyes May 21-23 on Lake of the Woods to win his first PWT tournament.
Becky Stock and Jon Abear announce their engagement. Parents are Jim Stock and Sharon Stock, Morris, and Bill and Pauly Abear, Deerwood. An Aug. 23 wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Harriett Andybur and George Carleton IV were married May 16, 2003, at Candlelight Wedding Chapel in Grand Forks, N.D., with the Rev. Lloyd Spicer officiating.
Oswald "Oz" and Gwen Laing
Oswald "Oz" and Gwen Laing, Lake Shore, will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary today. They were married June 1, 1942, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Send cards to: 16500 92nd Ave. N. No. 220, Maple Grove, MN 55311.
Daniel and Linda Ludwig
Daniel and Linda (Lee) Ludwig, Brainerd, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary with an open house at 2 p.m. June 8 at their home at 1205 O St., Brainerd. The event will be hosted by their children. They were married June 8, 1968, in Montpelier, N.D.
Youth volunteer of the month
Joe and Muriel Shepeluk
Joe and Muriel Shepeluk, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married May 31, 1953, in Granite Falls.
Curt and Ruth Hansen
Curt and Ruth Hansen, Deerwood, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. June 8 at their home on Bay Lake. The event will be hosted by their children. No gifts please.
Carrie and Gilbert Vensland
Carrie and Gilbert Vensland, Pequot Lakes, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at their home Saturday. The event will be hosted by their children. They were married May 7, 1943, in Thief River Falls.
William and Marlys Weiss
William and Marlys Weiss, Pine River, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a party from 1-3:30 p.m. June 8 at their home. No gifts please.
Christina Leah Elbert and Jonathan Charles Fargo announce their engagement. Parents are Dennis and Dora Elbert, Grand Forks, N.D.
Herb and Irma Palmer
Herb and Irma Palmer, Brainerd, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 23.
Leonard "Ole" and Muriel Howard
Leonard "Ole" and Muriel Howard, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 10-11 a.m. June 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd. The event will be hosted by their children. No gifts please. They were married June 6, 1953, in Kimberly.
Adult volunteer of the month
Kelley Thielen and William Pea announce their engagement. Parents are Mick and Nancy Thielen, Brainerd, and Jovita Pea, Guatemala City, Guatemala. A June 28 wedding is planned at Gregory Park in Brainerd.
Lynn Quine and Dr. Shaun McKinlay announce their engagement. Parents are Delores Quine, Maple Grove, and the late Bert Quine, and Patty Nixon, Spokane, Wash., and Mike McKinlay, Spokane. An Aug. 9 wedding is planned in Minneapolis.
Raina Kiewel and David Green announce their engagement. Parents are John and Mae Kiewel, Nisswa, and Edie Green, Minnetonka. A July 19 wedding is planned at Grand View.
Maurice and Florance Mailhot
Maurice and Florance Mailhot, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-6 p.m. Saturday at their son's home, 4562 Shamrock Lane, Brainerd. The event will be hosted by their children. They were married June 6, 1953, in Brainerd.
Krista Green and Jason Leach announce their engagement. Parents are Karen and Marvin Green, Nisswa, and Michael and Celeste Leach, Thief River Falls. A wedding is planned Saturday at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.
Bob and Lorraine Lee
Bob and Lorraine Lee, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a service at 10:30 a.m. June 8 followed by an open house and lunch until 3 p.m. at the Brainerd Laestadian Lutheran Church in Brainerd. The event will be hosted by their children.
Charlaine Dunlap and Brian Rudolph were married Feb. 21, 2003, at The Princess Chapel in Las Vegas with the Rev. Tony Chester officiating.
Michele Marie White and Kris Anthony Biers announce their engagement. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. James Biers, Montgomery, and Michael and Barbara White, Coon Rapids. A wedding is planned Friday at St. Phillip's Lutheran Church in Fridley.
Gary Jensen will celebrate his retirement from the Crosby-Ironton School District with an open house from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the Green Lantern. The event will be hosted by his family. A program and dance will follow.
Danny and Bernita Harrison
Danny and Bernita Harrison will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. June 8 at the Pine Room at Gary's in Ironton. The event will be hosted by their family. No gifts please.
Fast Cop, Inc. is an educational, non-profit organization designed to teach our society's teenagers the importance of safe driving on our streets and highways. We use a unique combination of classroom education and a Ford Mustang drag car to promote the use of seat belts and safe driving.
Police seek public's help in Blue Earth killing
BLUE EARTH (AP) -- Authorities were asking for the public's help on Friday in solving the killing of a Blue Earth motel clerk, but released few new details about the crime.
How deep is DFL rift?
ST. PAUL -- All year, Senate Majority Leader John Hottinger dealt with second-guessing on budget strategy and had to smooth over differences on social issues among the 35 members of his DFL caucus.
How major issues fared
How some major issues fared in the 2003 Legislature:
Unified GOP overwhelmed DFL minority during session
ST. PAUL -- No doubt about it: Republicans swept the 2003 legislative session.
C-I's Robinson has dream day at section track meet
DULUTH -- Crosby-Ironton's Parker Robinson had a day to remember as he qualified for state in four events Friday at the Section 7, Class 1A track and field meet.
track and field
Local sports shorts
Any player interested in playing VFW baseball this summer who will be 15 years old on July 31, should come to a practice on Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at Stewart C. Mills Field in Brainerd. Any questions contact Keith Peterson at 828-1367.
Students compete in track meet
Students in Brainerd School District competed in the Area 5 Special Olympics Track and Field Meet May 14 at the Brainerd High School Track.
Johnson closes season with impressive week
Isaac Johnson's sophomore year will be difficult to top.
Meschke prepares for another state appearance
Ashley Meschke's high school career ends on the 18th hole of the Sanctuary Golf Course at Izatys Golf and Yacht Club June 5.
Former all-state goalie's career ended too soon
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A gap of roughly 90 minutes is missing from Tom Anderson's memory of Oct. 18, 2002.
Lynx star against San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Katie Smith scored 21 points and Svetlana Abrosimova had 16 points and nine assists to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 75-65 victory over the San Antonio Silver Stars on Friday night.
Mariners shut out Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joel Pineiro rebounded from one of his roughest outings with what might have been the best pitching performance of his career.
Casey at the mike: 43 seasons of Twins baseball
MINNEAPOLIS AP) -- Bob Casey's workspace is known affectionately as "The Hole," a cramped bunker behind home plate at the Metrodome.
Golden Gophers fall to Huskies 5-3
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Chad Boudon's sacrifice fly in the first gave Washington a lead it would never relinquish as the Huskies beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers 5-3 Friday in the first game of the NCAA Baseball Regional.
State forecast for Minnesota
Frost advisory tonight northeast...
Wisconsin state forecast
Frost advisory far north late tonight...
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny east...Otherwise partly sunny with a chance for showers in the west. Highs in the 60s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms west... With a slight chance of late afternoon showers or thunderstorms central and southeast. Highs 65 to 75.
Iowa state forecast
This afternoon...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to upper 70s.
Weather drawing by Allison Morris of Mrs. Smith's first grade class at St. Francis school.
There will be a graduation open house for Karen and Thomas Scott from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at 323 First Ave. NE.
Victims of clergy abuse
Chemical dependency and AA groups
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY -- Marcie Leibold, 829-6212.
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