Leonard J. Schweich, from the Brainerd firm of Askegaard, Robinson & Schweich, was named a Super Lawyer for 2003 by Minnesota Law and Politics, Twin Cities Business Monthly and Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine.
Missota Paper Co. shut down temporarily beginning May 30 because of soft markets, but the paper company will start up Tuesday.
Catholic dioceses join lawsuit against state concealed-carry law
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Lutheran church suing over Minnesota's new concealed-carry gun law has some company -- Minnesota's Catholic churches.
Malmo Free Church will present The Willing Hearts from Ocala, Fla., at 7 p.m. Saturday. Come as you are and bring a lawn chair. Rain or shine. The church is located at the junction of Highways 47 and 18 near the northeast corner of Lake Mille Lacs.
Morrison County groups join to launch Interfaith Hospitality Network to help homeless families
LITTLE FALLS -- In this land of expensive lake homes, luxurious resorts and premier golf courses, homelessness in central Minnesota doesn't seem to be a problem.
Are you ready?
June 6, 1942: Harbinger of Judgment
Bells still ring at Orthodox church
DULUTH (AP) -- For close to half a century, Sam Miscevich has rung the bells of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church.
BHS students of second semester listed
Brainerd High School announces students of the second semester:
'Little Tennis rocks'
Tennis is a game of hand-eye coordination.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 130, a year ago 294.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 155, a year ago 288.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 600. Last Friday: 556. Year Ago Friday: 343. Thursday actual: 546.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 500. Last Thursday: 706. Year Ago Thursday: 389. Wednesday actual: 693.
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to two calls for rescue help Friday night.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a car fire at 12:47 p.m. Thursday at 13th and Oak streets in Brainerd.
Meets 8:30 a.m. Tuesday
LONGVILLE -- Donald Martin, 30, Brainerd, was injured Friday night in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 84 about four miles south of Longville, the State Patrol reported.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
S-M golfer gets started with eagle, finishes with 73
ONAMIA -- Pat Helling played the round of his life.
Pequot Lakes girls finish third in 1A golf
ONAMIA -- Unlike baseball, there is crying in golf and it worked for the Pequot Lakes Patriots girls' golf team.
State 2A golf
Raider golfers slip to seventh place
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. -- The Central Lakes College Raiders slipped to seventh place following the third round of the NJCAA Division III national men's golf tournament Thursday.
Class 1A golf
At Blackbrook Course at Izatys, Onamia
Commercial New Construction
Joseph L. Vreeland recently joined Tower Real Estate Inc. in Brainerd as a real estate agent.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1983) - The Baxter city council discussed the possibility of drafting an ordinance prohibiting all animals in city parks and on city beaches, at a meeting last night.
Brainerd man wanted in murders
Cass County authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of a 29-year-old Brainerd man in connection with the murders of three people May 29 near Pillager.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 5 - 60 years ago (1943) - Paramount Theater, Brainerd. Today: Ginger Rogers in "Kitty Foyle." Adults 15, tax included.
Residents asked to help shape the future
The first opportunity in June for residents to comment on the Crow Wing County comprehensive plan arrives Tuesday.
Host families needed for Amity Scholars
The Brainerd School District will sponsor six Amity Scholars during the 2003-2004 school year, three during the fall semester and three during the spring.
Stage 2 of Highway 210 work to begin
OK, area motorists made it through the first phase of Highway 210 reconstruction. Now it's on to Stage 2 beginning Monday.
C-I principal takes same post in Staples-Motley
Crosby-Ironton High School Principal Dean Ogg will leave his current position and take the same post with Staples-Motley High School.
Chapter DV, P.E.O. will meet 10 a.m. Saturday at the home of Barb Lowe with Ruth Hitz assisting. Program: Sharon Carlson.
Planning session for Brainerd School Board set
The Brainerd School Board will have a planning day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Brainerd School District Learning Center.
If Sports Illustrated had arrived a week earlier, Hermanson may have spelled 'tagliatelle' correctly
BAXTER -- "Tagliatelle" is a long, thin, flat strip of pasta that is about one-fourth of an inch wide. The word is used in northern Italy for the word "fettuccine."
Batboy celebrates win by Warriors
Brainerd shortstop Tony Parrish (left) and first baseman Drew Boland (right) high-fived batboy Blake Peterson after the Warriors' 9-8 victory over Rocori in the Section 8, Class 3A championship game Thursday at Adamson Field.
Panel recommends no pole barn on Quince Street
Howard Hamilton's request for a variance to build a pole barn on his Quince Street property was met with opposition Wednesday at the Brainerd Planning Commission meeting.
Sabina goes out with style
When Sabina Anderson opened her beauty shop in Brainerd 33 years ago, she charged a little more than $2 for a haircut and gave $12 perms.
A Brainerd Community Education class exposes young children to the game of tennis. Look for the story Sunday in People/Plus.
Will work for free
A group of Brainerd boys is offering to do yard work and other odd jobs this summer for area senior citizens and disabled people -- free of charge. Read more about this story in Monday's Dispatch.
Charles R. 'Swede' Fellman
Charles R. "Swede" Fellman, 83, Brainerd, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at his home.
MESA, Ariz. -- Gertrude Ellen Carlquist O'Keefe, 91, formerly of Brainerd, died May 31, 2003, in Mesa, Ariz.
Luella C. Pepin
MOTLEY -- Luella Christine Pepin, 89, Motley, formerly of Little Falls and Swanville, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at the Greater Staples Hospital in Staples.
CROSBY -- Benjamin Norman Davis, 89, Crosby, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart held a ceremony at the Memorial Monument adjacent to the Post Office on June 4. It was well attended and the speakers gave excellent speeches.
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Now it is up to Gov. Tim Pawlenty to determine whether Xcel Energy Corp. will continue to store radioactive waste on the banks of the Mississippi River for the next 10,000 years. That's how long the waste remains radioactive. And Xcel Energy has shown it can get permission from the Minnesota Legislature for almost any course of action it plans to take.
It will take time to determine all the ramifications of Minnesota's new gun law, but already the confusion is spreading. One issue was cleared up, supposedly, when a legal order banned guns from the offices and courtrooms of the Minnesota Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.
Bush trusts his instincts, doesn't analyze himself
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, by his own description, is a practical man, a leader who doesn't want to waste time on high-profile meetings unless they hold the promise of success.
Many critters look to the chokecherry for sustenance
A sweet scent wafts sparingly through the air as I wander through the woods. I stop and sniff, trying to identify the source. It's a light fragrance, not at all heady and pervasive as lilacs. Turning slowly I see the blossoms of a chokecherry.
Fishing Classic turns 20
Twenty years ago, when the board of directors at Camp Confidence wanted to expand the popular Golfing Classic to include a fishing contest, they turned to Nick Adams, who already was recognized as one of the founders of the original Lindy Rig. This was in the early winter of 1983.
The DNR's Brainerd area fisheries office will assess fish populations on 13 lakes in Crow Wing and Cass Counties using seines, trap
Don't let the pressure get to you when fishing muskies
Wary muskies are tough to catch no matter what body of water you're fishing. Add intense fishing pressure to the mix and the challenge is even greater.
North Country menu
June 6-8 -- Take a Kid fishing weekend
Study looks at Mille Lacs mortality How many fishing die after they are caught and released?
GARRISON -- Last summer thousands of dead walleyes washed ashore on Mille Lacs. How many died after being caught and released by anglers?
Betsey Dotterwick and Kevin Reed announce their engagement. Parents are Paula and Jim Dotterwick, Breezy Point. A wedding is planned Saturday at Mills Point on Pelican Lake.
Gilbert and Janet Bittner, Merrifield, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. June 21 at the Mission Township Park Pavilion. The event will be hosted their children. They were married June 6, 1953, in Minneapolis.
Joanne Peine and Chris Ruttger were married Aug. 30, 2002, at the Church of St. Richard in Richfield with Father Seamus Walsh, Brainerd, and Father Thomas Krenick, Richfield, officiating.
Barbara and Eldon Grater recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.
Leo and Bunny Witt, Pine River, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Pine River Park. The event will be hosted by their children.
John and Clare Staulcup, Pine River, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at their daughter's home, 3959 W. Sibley St., Pequot Lakes. The event will be hosted by their family. They were married April 26, 1958, in North Branch.
Five generations recently gathered include Thomas James Johnson, son, Brainerd; Kimberly Johnson, mother, Brainerd; Jim Johnson, grandfather, Brainerd; Donna Johnson, great-grandmother, Park Rapids; and Louise Emmert, great-great-grandmother, Ironton.
Dwight and Darlene Johnson, Nisswa, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family and friends. They were married June 6, 1953, in Pine River.
Harold and Eunice Longanecker, Baxter, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married May 31, 1938, in Brainerd.
Michelle Lynn Couste and Paul David Johnson announce their engagement. Parents are John and Kathy Couste, Hemet, Calif., and Richard and Cherrie Johnson, Crosslake. A June 28 wedding is planned at Natural Reflections in Oceanside, Calif.
Jamie Nelson and Jared Forbord were married March 22, 2003, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Ralph and Ruth Hanson, Brainerd, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at 10783 Five Mile Road, Brainerd. They were married June 15, 1943, in Brainerd.
Cal and Pat Carlson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 14 and 15 with their family and friends. They were married June 13, 1953, in Ely.
Adeline R. Hanson, Pine River, recently celebrated her 100th birthday with her family and friends. She was born May 29, 1903, in Graceville.
Rain slows BIR entrants
Racers in the Top Alcohol Funny Car and Dragster classes in the NHRA Lucas Oils Drag Racing Series West Central Divisional at Brainerd International Raceway this weekend had to adapt and overcome.
Budget gloom hangs over union contract talks
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- State budget cuts are expected to cast a long shadow over upcoming contract negotiations between union and government negotiators.
Minnesota job market better than thought
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota's job market is performing better in some sectors than the national average and keeping pace in other industries, according to revised numbers released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department.
Former judge won't go to boot camp after all
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state corrections commissioner has blocked former Judge Roland Amundson's bid to shorten his stay in prison by joining a boot camp program where most inmates are half his age.
Democratic presidential hopefuls descend on St. Paul this month
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Democratic presidential hopefuls from around the country will travel to Minnesota later this month for a meeting of the party's leaders.
Northwest responds to United's frequent flyer offer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The battle to lure business travelers back into the air heated up Friday, as Northwest Airlines and American Airlines essentially matched and bettered an offer by United Airlines a day earlier.
Gang Strike Force survives budget cuts
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A last-minute infusion of money will allow the Minnesota Gang Strike Force to limp through another year after the Legislature grabbed most of its budget to help balance the state budget.
Diamond Bear Brewery moves bottling operation
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The "Beer of Arkansas" no longer will be brewed in Minnesota.
Governor signs health and human services bill into law
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Friday signed into law a budget bill for the state departments of health and human services that contains the lion's share of program cuts in Minnesota's new two-year budget.
Judge issues restraining order in church challenge to gun law
MINNEAPOLIS -- More than a dozen churches won't have to comply with parts of the state's new concealed-carry gun law after a Hennepin County District judge issued a temporary restraining order on Friday.
Change in aid formula means losses on Iron Range
VIRGINIA (AP) -- The Legislature made deep cuts in state aid to all Minnesota cities in an effort to balance the budget deficit, but those towns on the Iron Range get hit especially hard.
State budget fix means pricier marriages and parking tickets
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's new budget banks on 756,000 parking tickets landing on windshields, 7,345 civil disputes ending up in court, 24,000 blissful couples tying the knot and 71,666 school kids visiting the zoo next year.
14-year-old arrested in church vandalism in Nay-Tah-Waush
NAY-TAH-WAUSH (AP) -- A 14-year-old boy was arrested in the recent vandalism at a church in Nay-Tah-Waush in northwestern Minnesota.
Audit stirs up coffee brouhaha
ST. PAUL (AP) -- In a report sure to percolate in the halls of government, the state's legislative auditor has scolded former State Treasurer Carol Johnson for routinely buying coffee for her staff at public expense.
Tony keeps players focused on the game
Brainerd Warriors baseball fans walking into Don Adamson Field probably have heard phrases in an Italian accent like, "Give me a hit, big guy," "How you look," and "Your stick big guy."
Local sports shorts
Brainerd Warriors shortstop Megan Arns has been named to the Minnesota State High School Fast-pitch Coaches Association Class 3A all-state softball team.
Brainerd Parks and Recreation
Men's B/C Softball
Warriors give coach a happy birthday
It was another day, and another week, of milestones for Lowell Scearcy and the Brainerd Warriors.
It pays to be positive Pequot Lakes' Parker 2nd at state
BLAINE -- In many sports, when an athlete thinks too much about what they're doing, they often find themselves in a mental mess and their performance suffers.
Boys' state tennis tournament
Brainerd's Roberts 5th in long jump
BLAINE -- At last year's state track and field meet, Brainerd Warrior Jason Roberts took mental notes of what to expect in the long jump if he got a chance to compete again.
Heitkamp All-American, Raiders finish seventh
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. -- Justin Heitkamp of Central Lakes College earned All-American honors and the Raiders' men's golf team finished seventh in the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament Friday.
STRETCHING THE SEASON
Fred Weiss was feeling flustered when he returned to the Brainerd Warriors lineup for the first time in nearly three weeks.
track and field
Stock Car Racing
Lohse quiets Bonds
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Kyle Lohse entertained nearly 40 family members and friends -- at Barry Bonds' expense.
Gomez shows Padres
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- San Diego fans have seen plenty of big hits by Chris Gomez -- just not against the Padres.
Cheaper, simpler and growing in popularity despite skepticism
NEW YORK -- Offering a simpler and cheaper path to divorce, an ever-growing array of dot-coms, computer-savvy lawyers and state court officials are encouraging unhappily married Americans to arrange their breakups online.
Middle age malady: Tinkering with Web sites' tiny type
Anyone my age who spends time browsing the Web knows there's a culture war going on that has nothing to do with the usual subjects -- politics, race, sex, and religion. It's a more subtle struggle between those of us who wear reading glasses and those who don't.
If you were enthralled by the Roman-legions-vs.-fur-wearing-barbarians opening of the movie "Gladiator," you'll probably love Praetorians. This game puts you in command of a variety of Roman troops, including cavalry, archers, spearmen and siege units, and ships you off on increasingly difficult missions that loosely follow Julius Caesar's campaigns in Gaul and Egypt and in the Roman Civil War.
New media doesn't seem quite so new anymore when Playboy starts selling streaming racy videos on mainstream Web sites and beaming nudie pictures to cell phones.
Growing pains fading, satellite radio ready to blast off
NEW YORK -- Satellite radio comes from space bearing gifts: 100 digital channels with eclectic music options and few or no commercials, beamed directly to cars and home stereos throughout the continental United States.
Two sequels can offer little in way of originality
NEW YORK -- Computer game executives are just as smart as their golfing pals in the movie industry. They learned long ago that when a game sells well, you call it a franchise, pump out as many sequels as you can and wring out every last, clingy dollar.
Weather drawing by Courtney Kolas in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Showers and thunderstorms likely east. A chance of showers and thunderstorms west. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s.
Iowa state forecast
Dense fog advisory through 9am for a small part of southeast iowa...
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s west to 75 east.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely...Mainly in the afternoon east. Highs from the mid 60s to the low 70s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Rest of today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs from around 60 northwest...To the mid 70s south central and far southeast.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Occasional showers and thunderstorms...Mainly through mid afternoon otherwise partly to mostly cloudy. Highs mainly in the upper 60s.
State forecast for minnesota
Today...Mostly cloudy with isolated showers this morning. Areas of fog north and central sections through mid morning. Scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs from the lower 60s northeast to lower 70s southwest.
Weather drawing by Katie Tautges of Mrs. Lingenfelter's first grade class at St. Francis school.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered showers this morning...A chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the low to mid 60s.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 60s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Areas of dense fog this morning. Mostly cloudy north with showers and thunderstorms likely. Becoming partly sunny south with a chance for afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s to the mid 70s.
Victims of clergy abuse
Chemical dependency and AA groups
The Heartland Senior Federation will meet 10 a.m. Monday. The speaker will discuss the history of the flag. Refreshments will be available.
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