CROSBY - Central Lakes Medical Clinic psychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Delesante was honored at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on May 1.
LET'S HAVE A PARTY
NISSWA - Part of what LaJeanna Eckhoff offers customers is time.
Finally a location has been disclosed for Morey's Markets move - it's Baxter Village.
Sign issue points to undercurrent
PEQUOT LAKES - A discussion about business signs has evolved into a deeper look at the relationship between Pequot Lakes city government and business in general.
Crosslake City Council
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
PROPERTY DAMAGE - Vandalism was reported Wednesday at Star Lake Camp in Ideal Township. Damage was reported to screens, trees, signs and tables made by an ax.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Crow Wing County Board
Meets 9:30 a.m. Tuesday
Edwyna "Winnie" Wayne of Breezy Point recently joined Century 21 Brainerd Realty as a real estate agent.
The mark of a quality ceiling fan is often in what you don't see - and don't hear.
Many thanks to the Heritage Assembly of God church for the wonderful program honoring veterans put on Saturday evening and again Sunday afternoon. With programs like this and churches dedicated to remembering what keeps our country free we will continue to be able to worship God individually and live without fear. Also, thank you to the area businesses that gave such generous gifts to the veterans. We appreciate you.
I'm going to kill two birds with one letter.
Grease monkey needed
"Motivated man who enjoys tinkering on cars, trucks, lawn mowers and anything else with an engine to serve as a role model & buddy to a want-to-be grease monkey. Mechanical skills are a plus, but a big heart is required. Contact Kinship at 829-4606 for details on said grease monkey along with information on "benefits" package."
Brainerd Lakes Celiac Group annual picnic
The Brainerd Lakes Celiac Group will have a picnic at 6 p.m. Thursday at Lum Park. Bring a gluten-free dish to share. Beverages, plates and silverware provided.
Milaca man and Cohasset
woman killed in two-vehicle crash
MILACA - An 80-year-old Milaca man and a 64-year-old Cohasset woman were killed in a two-vehicle crash at 9:29 a.m. Friday on Highway 169 in Mille Lacs County, the State Patrol reported.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 8 - 30 years ago (1977) - About 300 elementary physical education specialists from throughout the United States and four foreign countries will be in Brainerd for a five-day workshop.
COMING WEDNESDAY IN NEIGHBORS
A piece of Verndale history
Have bike, will travel
MOTLEY - You could call it a campaign promise - and a personal challenge.
Special exhibit to honor Red Bull
CAMP RIPLEY - Veterans, young soldiers and Minnesotans are expected to gather in a week to mark part of the state's military heritage 90 years in the making.
This was Brainerd
There probably was less pressure on Trend Fields in Saturday's Class AA state track and field meet than there will be in 1988. Every hurdler will be out to unseat the Brainerd warrior junior who won the 100 meter hurdle state title with a time of 14.95 seconds.
"House arrest is nothing. She can have friends over, she can party all night long."
On a roll
Skaters rounded a curve at the beginning of the Baxterinline Marathon on Saturday morning near Forestview Middle School in Baxter. For more photos and results, see Monday's Dispatch.
Committee moves to approve contracts
Despite protests from a few school board members and other school administrators Thursday, Brainerd Superintendent Jerry Walseth refused to accept any salary increase for his 2007-09 superintendent's contract.
4 Cass Lake men sentenced for Littlewolf murder
WALKER - Four Cass Lake men were sentenced May 31 in Cass County District Court for the Nov. 5, 2005, murder of Michael James Littlewolf in Cass Lake.
Cass Lake man sentenced in shooting
WALKER - Leslie Edward Hough, 48, Cass Lake, was sentenced May 29 in Cass County District Court - for felony first-degree attempted manslaughter - to 43 months in prison. He shot a man Jan. 10 in a Cass Lake area residence.
The drive to survive
Taking a road trip with my 5-1/2-year-old daughter and 2-1/2-year-old son is not my cup of tea.
Red trucks and sirens
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to several calls Thursday, starting at 9:22 a.m. with a smoke detector that went off at Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. It turned out to be a false alarm.
Camp Noah to be hosted in Baxter
BAXTER - Openings remain for Camp Noah: A Soldier's Coming Home, the weeklong, faith-based day camp developed by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.
Scrap at the top of the heap
The junk metal that formerly occupied backyards is now bringing in solid money as the rise in scrap metal demand and prices rapidly draws area people to their local metal recycling yards.
Man drowns near Outing
WALKER - The body of a 25-year-old North Mankato man who apparently drowned was pulled from Roosevelt Lake near Outing on Friday, Cass County authorities said.
May Mobilization efforts conclude
Seat belt and child safety seat use were the focus of the Safe and Sober May Mobilization efforts, which began on May 21 and ran through June 3.
2007-08 budget gets committee's approval
The Brainerd School Board Finance Committee recommended board approval Thursday of the 2007-08 budget.
Marie M. Posch
LITTLE FALLS - Marie M. Posch, age 81, of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Thursday, June 7, 2007, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls with the Rev. Nick Landsberger officiating. Interment will be in Holy Family Cemetery in Belle Prairie. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday from 8-10 a.m. at the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Services, East Chapel, in Little Falls. Parish prayers will be said at 5:30 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral chapel.
NISSWA - Dennis Halverson of Nisswa passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2007. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Pequot Lakes.
Ray L. Fornshell
Ray L. Fornshell was born Nov. 17, 1919, in Woodworth, N.D., to James and Johanna (Buckness) Fornshell. He passed away May 30, 2007, in Bethany, Ore. He moved to Minnesota as a young child where he attended Pillager grade school.
Ralph M. Huehn
CROSBY - Ralph M. Huehn, age 65, of Crosby, died at his home on Friday, June 8, 2007. He was born on Oct. 21, 1941 in Cumberland, Wis., to Martin and Lena Huehn. He was a retired printer with Tracy Printing in St. Anthony Village, Minn.
Marie M. Posch
LITTLE FALLS - Marie M. Posch, age 81, of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Thursday, June 7, 2007, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday from 8-10 a.m. at the Emblom-Brenny, East Chapel, in Little Falls. Parish prayers will be said at 5:30 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral chapel.
Catherine A. Sorkness
ROYALTON - Catherine A. Sorkness, 71-year-old resident of rural Royalton, Minn., passed away Friday, June 8, 2007, at her home in rural Royalton. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz.
John A. Gross
John A. Gross, 42, Pillager, Minn.
Thelma L. Wilson
BARROWS - Thelma L. Wilson, 73, of Barrows passed away at her home on Saturday, June 9, 2007.
Louis J. Magnan
FORT RIPLEY - Louis J. Magnan, Fort Ripley, 67, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at his home. He was born on June 11, 1939, in Los Angeles to Maurice and Alice (Kraklau) Magnan.
Ronald Daryl Scott Jr.
DETROIT LAKES - Ronald Daryl Scott Jr., age 11, Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at his home. Services will be a traditional Native American funeral at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the West-Kjos Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Monday until the time of service Tuesday.
David 'Dave' Bussman
ST. PETER - David (Dave) F. Bussman, age 80, of St. Peter, died on June 6, 2007, after a battle with cancer.
Elizabeth F. Mulholland
CROSBY - Elizabeth F. Mulholland, 94, of Crosby, died on June 5, 2007, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. She was born on July 29, 1912, in Brainerd to Peter and Philomena (Berkenes) Grenier.
LITTLE FALLS - Jeff Lowe, 55-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. Memorial service will be held Monday, June 11, 2007, at the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service, East Chapel, in Little Falls, Minn., with Pastor Hal Spann officiating. Burial will be private at a later date. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, June 11, at the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service, East Chapel, in Little Falls.
Doris D. Plettl
LITTLE FALLS - Doris D. Plettl, 83-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at North Ridge Nursing Home in New Hope, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 11, 2007, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls, Minn. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. on Monday morning at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
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Open Forum: Why was there no mention of D-Day?
As a World War II veteran's wife, I am surprised that there was no mention in the Brainerd Dispatch this morning (June 6) that today is D-Day. We should never forget this important day in our history. My husband was in the landing at Normandy on June 6, 1944, the first day of the invasion. He was also in the Battle of the Bulge...actually your paper interviewed him several years ago for an article on this subject. He served in five campaigns of this war eventually being shipped to the South Pacific awaiting the invasion of Japan which never materialized due to the dropping of the Atom Bomb.
Graduates will play the game of life
When my family first moved to Brainerd back in 1999, it took us a month and a half to get our television set put up and cable installed. As a fifth-grader, trying to avoid my 8-year-old brother, this of course meant total life devastation. At one point, my mother actually agreed to pay me to play board games with him, just to get me to quit complaining about it. Needless to say, we spent a lot of time that summer playing board games.
OUR OPINION: NEW PARK
Brainerd's Lum Park, currently the largest developed park in the city's system, had better move over. It will soon be the second largest as the city develops a 112-acre park at the north edge of the city.
Step into the future with courage
To paraphrase Henry Ford: "Life is a series of experiences in a world built to develop character in which the celebrations and challenges we endure help us in our marching onward."
A world war that was no big deal'
While no group is more deserving of praise than America's World War II veterans, all the pomp, ceremony and official folderol scheduled for Saturday's Minnesota World War II Veterans Memorial made this son of a World War II vet a little uncomfortable.
Do nothing in haste
Nearly every graduation speaker talks about how we should "make the most out of our lives," "do what we want," and "shoot for the stars." Some even go as far as to use the clichd Lord Chesterfield quote that says that "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
OUR OPINION: LIBBY
The National Review made up its mind about an hour after former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby was sentenced to prison for lying and obstruction of justice in a CIA leak investigation. Arguing that Libby had been "found guilty of process crimes" the headline on its Web site editorial urged President Bush to "Pardon him."
Officials are dumb
Early June wanderings
On this first week of June my wanderings and time on the water have been richly rewarding. It's not like I don't have lots of other things to do, but often I tire of the tasks at hand, the cleaning and sorting, mowing and maintaining and the list of chores that sometimes seems endless.
8-10 - Take a Kid fishing weekend
Boat and water safety class set for June
The Gull Chain of Lakes Association, in conjunction with the Crow Wing County and Cass County Water Patrol, is sponsoring a boat and water safety class for children ages 14-17. Classes will meet at 8:30 a.m. on June 6 and June 25. A fee of $5 is charged for lunch.
How to teach someone to fish in 4 hours
I won't say it can't be done, but I will also say it's not always the easiest task.
PILLAGER - When it comes to trail riding, some people believe that four legs beat four wheels every time.
Wedding planned - Stephanie Rice and Craig Kaste
Stephanie Rice and Craig Kaste announce their engagement. Parents are Bob and Barb Rice, Frazee, and Stan and Theresa Kaste, Staples. A June 30 wedding is planned at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee.
80th birthday - Rev. Dallas W. Young
The Rev. Dallas W. Young recently celebrated his 80th birthday with family and friends. He was born June 8, 1927, in Amor.
Wedding planned - Nicole Jean Zachrison and Benjamin John Thorstenson
Nicole Jean Zachrison and Benjamin John Thorstenson announce their engagement. Parents are Martin and Debra Zachrison, Ham Lake, and Les and Sarah Thorstenson, Wadena. A June 16 wedding is planned in Pillager.
25th anniversary - Bob and Brenda Anderson
Bob and Brenda Anderson, Brainerd, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary from 3-7 p.m. June 23 at the Green Lantern. The event is being hosted by their children. They were married June 26, 1982, in Brainerd.
Engagement announced - Lindsey Koop and Dan Eberhard
Lindsey Koop and Dan Eberhard announce their engagement. Parents are John and Kelli Koop, Brainerd, and Vickie Eberhard, Appleton, Wis. A Sept. 1 wedding is planned at Minnehaha Falls Park in Minneapolis.
40th anniversary - Lewie and Beva Olson
Lewie and Beva Olson will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday on the North Shore of Lake Superior. They were married June 10, 1967.
Four generations - Strege
Four generations recently gathered were Jonah Tate Strege, son, Zimmerman; Alicyn Strege, mother, Zimmerman; Julie Barthel, grandmother, Elk River, and Evelyn O'Connor, great-grandmother, Breezy Point.
60th anniversary - George and Bernice Klippenes
George and Bernice Klippenes, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their children. They were married March 6, 1947.
Teresa Dolinski and Scott Dobbs announce their engagement. Parents are Rose and Edwin Anderson, Baudette, and Rick and Debra Nelson, Harris, and Janice and Marvin Dobbs, Brainerd. A July 7 wedding is planned in Baudette.
Wedding planned - Jennifer Anne Kreuser and Daniel Lee Simmonds
Jennifer Anne Kreuser and Daniel Lee Simmonds announce their engagement. Parents are David and Karen Kreuser, Jordan, and Ryck and Jeanne Simmonds, Ironton. An Aug. 10 wedding is planned at the University of St. Thomas, Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Paul.
69th anniversary - Earl and Florence Congdon
Earl and Florence Congdon, Brainerd, will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary on June 15. They were married June 15, 1938, in Brainerd.
60th anniversary - Rev. Orville and Signe Aho
The Rev. Orville and Signe Aho, Baxter, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary and the Rev. Aho's 60th anniversary of his ordination into the ministry on June 15. They will celebrate with their children and grandchildren.
Wedding planned - Alissa Anderson and Justin Bundy
Alissa Anderson and Justin Bundy announce their engagement. Parents are Jim and Sue Anderson, Brainerd, and Randy and Pam Bundy, Brainerd. A July wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Wedding planned - Heidi Larson and Jamey David
Heidi Larson and Jamey David announce their engagement. Parents are Diane Larson, Brainerd, and Doug Larson, Pillager, and Tom and Ginny David, Brainerd. A Sept. 8 wedding is planned in Crosslake.
ERIC AND AMY BARNUM
Amy Peterson and Eric Barnum were married June 9, 2007, at the Gull Lake Dam in Brainerd.
First Lutheran confirmands
First Lutheran Church in Brainerd recently celebrated the Affirmation of Baptism with 11 youth including Pastor Kristin Kelsey (front, left), Matt Sell, Adam Tautges, Katie Southard, Ben Leland, Pastor Andrew Smith, Devin Janousek (back, left), Tyler Senn, Chad Edelman, Brad Wolhart, Sean Bevans, Theo Erickson, Youth Director Lori Hall and Chase Grondin.
MALMO - Malmo Free Church will present The Hawkinson Friends in concert at 7 p.m. Friday. The group consists of Duane and Deb Hawkinson from Aitkin joined by Vern and Cindy Hawkinson from Bovey and Bill Hawkinson from Apache Junction, Ariz. The group plays country and bluegrass gospel music.
There's no vacation from God
"One of the most privileged and peculiarly human tasks we have inherited is that of recognizing and naming God's presence in life." - Marjorie Thompson, from Family, the Forming Center
River Bats thunder past Brainerd
Menacing clouds hung overhead and the wind howled. Rain began to fall midway through the contest. And the temperature plummeted into the 50s.
Raiders 18 strokes off pace
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. - The Central Lakes College Raiders are currently in sixth place, 18 strokes behind leader Montgomery Community College, after a third-round 314 at the NJCAA Division III national men's golf tournament at Chautauqua Golf Club in Chautauqua , N.Y.
Pierz's Kapsner, Jensen take steps forward
ST. PAUL - Pierz track and field jumpers Kayla Kapsner and Kaari Jensen showed how a little experience can be beneficial.
Hasselberg cruises back to the pack
ONAMIA - Embarrassment can be great motivation.
Brainerd VFW sweeps Crosby
Joel Martin was 3-for-3 with a double and four RBIs to lead the Brainerd VFW baseball team to a 15-3 game-one victory over Crosby Friday.
New crop of 1A athletes hopes to carry on success
For the lakes area, the past three Class 1A state track and field meets were dominated by former Pillager and Wadena-Deer Creek hurdlers Laura Pace and Eric Asfeld, who won a combined nine state championships
Bell grinds to second
ONAMIA - Robert Bell was a Class 1A state boys' golf tournament rookie for all of five holes.
Ruhl family ready to run again
For the Ruhl family, the bright summer months mean one thing: Getting out and getting active as a family.
BHS looks to medal
One thing is on the minds of Brainerd Warrior boys' and girls' track and field athletes as they prepare for the Class 2A state meet Friday and Saturday at Hamline University.
Borton added to Gophers Caravan in Brainerd
University of Minnesota women's basketball coach Pam Borton has been added to the Gophers Caravan that is scheduled to stop in Brainerd on Tuesday.
Olympic hockey reunion at Golden Eagle
Last Sunday at Golden Eagle Golf Club in Fifty Lakes, golf course owner Bruce McIntosh hosted an Olympic hockey reunion. It's been an idea of McIntosh for years to host an event with players from different eras coming together.
More than a sporting experience
They went 14-0 in Central Lakes Conference games, won the title and finished unbeaten in conference play for the first time in program history.
ST. PAUL - Disappointment can be one of the best motivators.
Bees fall 2-1 to Mudcats
BEMIDJI - The Bemidji Mudcats nipped the Brainerd Bees 2-1 in an amateur baseball exhibition game Wednesday.
Beetles crawl by Thunder 6-2
ALEXANDRIA - The Brainerd Blue Thunder struggles continued Friday as the Alexandria Beetles scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to break open a 2-2 tie and win 6-2 in Northwoods League baseball.
S-M's Edin eliminated
BURNSVILLE - Staples-Motley senior Matt Edin lost both of his matches in the Class 1A boys' state singles tournament Thursday at Life Time Fitness.
Brainerd sophomores split
Sauk Rapids - The sophomore Brainerd VFW baseball team and Sauk Rapids split a doubleheader Thursday.
CLC finishes 7th at nationals
Chautauqua, N.Y. - Dan Ament's final-round 71 jumped the Central Lakes College Raiders golfer seven spots up from 21st to a tie for 14th to earn All-American honors Friday at the NJCAA Division III national men's championship.
Weather drawing by Katie Duarte of Ms. Hemstad's third-grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly sunny. Isolated morning showers. A chance of
On the lake
Weather drawing by Eric Stout of Ms. Hemstad's third-grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly sunny and breezy. A slight chance of afternoon
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Partly cloudy north with a chance of showers and thunderstorms
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs from the mid 70s to around 80. Cooler near the great lakes. Tonight...Clear to partly cloudy. Lows from the upper 40s to mid 50s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy in the morning with a chance of showers far north...Then clearing. Cooler. Highs from the mid 60s north...To the lower 70s southeast. Tonight...Partly cloudy northwest...Mostly clear elsewhere. Lows from the mid 40s north...To the lower 50s south.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms far west. Highs mainly in the 80s.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Sunny. Highs in the 70s.
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