Heidi Johnson, the daughter of Charles and Sue Johnson of Brainerd, has been accepted into the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, for this fall. Johnson also was awarded a Benedictine Scholarship. She is majoring in nursing.
THEFTS -- Fishin' Mission Resort, Merrifield, reported Wednesday the theft of a boat motor and DVD player.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 8:10 a.m. Friday to a semi-trailer fire on South Sixth Street in Brainerd.
May rain slightly above average
The Brainerd lakes area received 4.24 inches of rain in May, just slightly above the 4.18-inch 10-year average for the month, according to the DNR forestry office in Brainerd.
Retiring Skip Rudquist to let 'young guns' have the action
He spent his law enforcement career disarming bombs and tracking down suspects.
Three area teams and two individuals take to the links at the Class 1A boys' and girls' state golf tournaments this week. Look for Jeremy Millsop's preview in Tuesday's sports section.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 2 - 30 years ago (1973) - Both singles player Tracy Kennedy and the doubles team of Mark Schultz and Tom Steiger advanced one round before meeting defeat in the Region Six Tennis singles and doubles playoffs.
Corrections / clarifications
A North Country story in Sunday's Dispatch should have noted the Mississippi Headwaters Board and Jane Van Hunnik contributed to the Bemidji State University water clarity study.
Triple homicide leaves grief in its wake
PILLAGER -- Today families, friends and residents are dealing with the aftermath of Thursday's violence that took three area lives.
FIRE LEVELS BACKUS BUILDING
The three businesses that sprouted up in the past year in downtown Backus were a sign of commercial growth in the small town, which hadn't had a new full-time business downtown in 20 years.
City ordinance to be voted on tonight would offer citizens a break in misdemeanor cases
If an ordinance passes at tonight's Brainerd City Council meeting, Brainerd citizens would have the opportunity to pay administrative penalties for petty misdemeanors and keep the offense off their record.
Grace K. Moyer
Grace K. Moyer, 81, Brainerd, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Wilfred Frocier, 88, Little Falls, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at home.
Carl E. Wallin
NISSWA -- Carl E. Wallin, 87, Nisswa, died today, June 2, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
McGREGOR -- Richard Lundeen, 48, McGregor, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at home.
Joseph D. Zauhar
CROSBY -- Joseph Donald Zauhar, 89, Crosby, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Theodore 'Ted' Magnan
Theodore "Ted" Magnan, 77, Brainerd, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
BOWLUS -- Andrew Solorz, 94, Bowlus, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Berger R. Aulie
Berger Ralph Aulie, 82, Brainerd, formerly of Deerwood, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Jennifer A. Toal
Jennifer A. Toal, 20, Brainerd, died Thursday, May 29, 2003, in Pillager.
Rodney Romine, 70, Brainerd, died today, June 2, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
CANBY -- Dorothy Burrell, 77, Canby, formerly of Nisswa, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at Senior Haven Nursing Home in Canby.
LITTLE FALLS -- Lucy Fietek, 94, Little Falls, formerly of Flensburg, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Regina P. Miller
Regina P. Miller, 76, Brainerd, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Irene B. DeBolt
PINE RIVER -- Irene B. DeBolt, 92, Pine River, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Ralph W. Seaton
MOTLEY -- Ralph W. Seaton, 90, Motley, died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village in Pine River.
Wilfred C. Meyer
PIERZ -- Wilfred C. Meyer, 85, Pierz, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
PINE RIVER -- Jennie Norman, 91, Pine River, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Daniel R. Harting
Daniel R. Harting, 36, Brainerd, died Thursday, May 29, 2003, in Pillager.
There has been a lot of misinformation tossed around about the Wal-Mart Supercenter. Much of it is being put out by the owners of Cub Foods who obviously fear the competition Wal-Mart brings will make them lower their high prices.
Anderson passes leader to win sprint special at NCS
Sye Anderson of Brainerd made the perfect move to win the 25-lap Wissota Championship 360 Sprint Car special at North Central Speedway Saturday night.
Alcohol suspected in crash that killed 3
LAKE BENTON (AP) -- Alcohol is a suspected factor in the crash that killed three people and injured two others near Lake Benton, Lincoln County Sheriff Jack Vizecky said Monday.
New law restricts where ATVs can go
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Drivers of all-terrain vehicles will soon have to watch for signs to make sure they aren't breaking the law when they drive off-road in state forests.
In wake of a deadly 2002, officials promote boating safety
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The deaths of 30 people in Minnesota boating accidents last year have water safety officials urging people to be careful on the water this summer.
In first session, everything goes Gov. Pawlenty's way
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty took office promising to drive change "in a hundred places and a thousand ways." He may have underestimated his reach.
Brainerd High School graduate Marni Lundbohm has been named to the Big Ten Spring Academic All-Conference team for the second straight year.
Braves storm past Aitkin in amateur ball
Fort Ripley Rebels 6-1
high school baseball
Nine Warriors qualify for state track meet
SAUK RAPIDS -- The Brainerd Warriors track and field team qualified seven boys and two girls for the Class 2A state meet Friday and Saturday at the National Sports Center in Blaine.
Overcoming the odds
The odds were against the Brainerd Warriors in the finals of the North Subsection 8, Class 3A tournament Saturday.
Bees lose twice over weekend
Pesty's shut out the Brainerd Bees 4-0 in Lakewood League amateur baseball Sunday.
Warriors, Rocori to play for section title
The improving Rocori Spartans will be the Brainerd Warriors opponent in the Section 8, Class 3A baseball championship series which opens Tuesday at Cold Spring.
Twins induct Casey, Allison into Hall of Fame
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Longtime public-address announcer Bob Casey and former outfielder Bob Allison were inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame before Saturday's game against Seattle.
Huskies eliminate Gophers
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Chad Boudon hit a two-run homer and David Dowling allowed only one unearned run in his first start of the season Saturday night as Washington beat Minnesota 4-1 in the NCAA Division I Baseball Regionals at Long Beach State.
M's complete four-game sweep of Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- By the time Kenny Rogers got an out, the Seattle Mariners had all the runs they needed.
Lynx edge Comets 68-64 in overtime
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Cynthia Cooper missed just one free throw, but it was a big one.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny northeast. Mostly cloudy elsewhere with a chance of showers. Thunderstorms possible this afternoon west and central. Highs 65 to 75.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly cloudy west central and southwest. A chance of showers portions of the west and north. Partly cloudy elsewhere. Highs from the mid 60s far southwest to mainly low 70s elsewhere.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Cloudy with periods of rain east gradually diminishing. Partly sunny west with a chance of showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs from the mid 60s east to the mid 70s southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Today...A chance of showers northeast. Rain with isolated thunderstorms elsewhere. Highs in the 60s.
Weather drawing by Kelsey Ketterling of Mrs. Wig's third grade class at Garfield school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s. Some cooler temperatures near the great lakes.
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