Guess year, make and model
This photograph was taken by Brainerd Dispatch Audiotext Technician near Remer recently. Can you guess the year, make and model as well as any other information about this truck?
Nine guessed correctly
Nine readers correctly guessed last week's guess the vehicle, a 1973 Buick Riviera, despite the car having the same body style from 1971 to 1973.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 600. Last Wednesday: 693. Year Ago Wednesday: 498. Tuesday actual: 1090.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 1100. Last Tuesday: 1095. Year Ago Tuesday: 901. Monday actual: 652.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 139, a year ago 157.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 63, a year ago 275.
Grilling made easy
I like grilling meals in aluminum packets over hot coals -- clean up is a snap and the grilled food tastes so yummy. Fajitas are a quick and tasty meal cooked on the grill.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
WALKER -- Jury selection began Tuesday for the first of several people to be tried in Cass County District Court in connect with the Oct. 5 murder of Brian Jenny at Federal Dam.
News council will tackle complaints on the media
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
Bad lies don't always come after the round
When playing a round of golf you may encounter some uneven lies due to dramatic changes in elevation.
On May 28, Mary Ogren and Linda Axvig of Brainerd tied for first place in the 12-putt contest for the women's group at the Birch Bay.
The young guns are taking over
It's ironic that the last two Minnesota State Senior Open champions have ties to Golden Eagle Golf Club in Fifty Lakes.
The Brainerd Lions remain in the lead of the Men's Twilight Golf League at Pine Meadows Golf Course.
Trott taking things at his own pace
Tim Trott will one day complete his PGA certification but it isn't his main goal.
High risk in county for Lyme disease
Crow Wing County and the surrounding counties are a few of the highest risk areas for Lyme disease in the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
CROSBY -- The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic program is a recreational program that provides the opportunity for persons with arthritis to meet others who also have arthritis and to have fun. The gentle movements in the water can help to relieve pain and stiffness caused by arthritic conditions.
(Bi)cycle of life
PILLAGER -- For 30 years, Conrad Emerson taught and coached various sports -- such as track, wrestling and football -- at Washburn High School in Minneapolis.
Star Tribune opts to drop ban on American Indian team nicknames
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Star Tribune has dropped its 9-year-old ban on using American Indian team nicknames on its sports pages.
AITKIN -- The Aitkin County Rivers and Lakes Fair will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Rippleside Elementary School in Aitkin. Programs for kids and adults will be offered, along with exhibits by natural resources agencies and groups.
Onamia Days weekend schedule announced
ONAMIA -- The complete schedule for Onamia Days this weekend has been announced:
One-woman operation returns weekly paper to small towns
WOOD LAKE (AP) -- Jessica Stolen isn't the first newspaper reporter to have a difference of opinion with her editor over how to run a newspaper. But she is one of the few who will get the chance to run things her own way -- as editor and publisher of her own weekly newspaper.
Land of 10,000 tickets
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Police issued at least 9,816 citations during a two-week, statewide crackdown on motorists not wearing seatbelts.
Future peace officers complete skills training
After months of hands-on learning, both mental and physical, graduates from the criminal justice program at Central Lakes College celebrated their success.
Rain can't spoil fishing trip for seniors, students
FISH TRAP LAKE -- Frieda Kedrowski has not gone fishing since her husband died 17 years ago.
Hazelden experience spun into best-selling memoir
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In 1992, James Frey passed through Minneapolis in a nightmarish condition. Then 23, he had been abusing drugs and alcohol since his early teens and blacking out daily for the previous four or five years. He was coming off a multi-day, multistate bender during which he plunged down a fire escape face first. He didn't remember being put on a plane to Chicago, where his parents waited to drive him to Hazelden, the country's rehab cathedral near Center City.
More than a building lost in Glenwood fire
GLENWOOD (AP) -- There was a whole lot of shaking going on when Jerry Lee Lewis played the Lakeside Pavilion Ballroom. Lawrence Welk led his renowned dance band there. And Fats Domino told the crowd there he found his thrill on Blueberry Hill.
Two interviewed in Minot as part of Pillager slayings investigation, but no arrests made
Authorities from Minnesota and North Dakota interviewed two people at a Minot, N.D., motel Wednesday as part of the investigation of the May 29 triple homicide in Pillager.
Students of Prairie Fire Children's Theatre workshop are ready to present the improvisational musical "Peter Pan" this weekend in Pillager. See Thursday's Tempo section.
County backs idea of Extension center
The Crow Wing County Board continues to encourage development of a regional center of the University of Minnesota Extension Service in Brainerd.
Race for Cure
A Deerwood woman has been selected as honorary chair of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure planned for June 28 in Brainerd. Find out why in Friday's Dispatch.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 12 - 30 years ago (1973) - The lights on the Gregory Park Fountain are going out for good. Park Board officials have finally decided that they can't keep up with the vandals. The fountain was purchased in 1967 for $7,500.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Brainerd Lakes Affiliate is now accepting nominations for the third annual Ginger Brauer Breast Cancer Support award.
Riverside Drive work winding down
Construction of Riverside Drive from James Street to Beaver Dam Road is in the final stages.
Chamber's Paul plan rebuffed
Paul Bunyan's owner, Don McFarland, said today he told Brainerd chamber officials the giant lumberjack statue would not be part of a tourism welcome center that's scheduled to open along Highway 371 next year.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 11 - 20 years ago (1983) - Nina Borgwarth, Brainerd High School senior, won the 200 meter low hurdle championship in 29.14 in the Class AA State Track and Field yesterday.
Aitkin County authorities are investing the accidental shooting death last weekend of a 20-year-old Blaine man at a campground south of McGrath, on the Aitkin and Kanabec county line.
'New' dam to be dedicated Saturday
The Pine River Dam got a face lift recently, and the dedication of the new, or rather, re-newed dam will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
The DUI jury trial of Assistant Crow Wing County Attorney John Sausen is set for Sept. 11 in Crow Wing County District Court.
Nate Lee flung his Frisbee at one of the nine holes Tuesday at Lum Park's Frisbee golf course. Most of the holes are par 3, he said.
DEER ON ALERT
These three white-tailed deer, standing in a ditch Tuesday a few feet from Highway 25 near the Highway 18 intersection, finally became alarmed of the traffic. At one time the deer were standing on the highway's shoulder.
Digging in at St. Joe's expansion
A belly dump truck full of fill from the Highway 210 construction project pulled up to a grate Wednesday just west of St. Joseph's Medical Center. The fill was dumped and then transported via a conveyor belt to the site of the expanded parking/receiving area and new helipad. The helipad will be level with the current emergency room entrance.
$35.76 million project brewing
A $35.76 million proposal that includes constructing a possible justice center was put on the table at a planning session Wednesday for the Crow Wing County Board to review.
Woman missing since Sunday found
A Brainerd woman reported missing since Sunday turned up Tuesday afternoon at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Beverly J. Garro
RICHVILLE -- Beverly J. Garro, 66, Richville, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at home.
Hildur L. Burk
SAUK RAPIDS -- Memorial services for Hildur Burk, who died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at Good Shepard Lutheran Nursing Home in Sauk Rapids, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church in Pine River. Burial was in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Pine River.
Marion V. Jenkins
BREEZY POINT -- Marion V. Jenkins, 83, Breezy Point, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Marvin E. Roxberg
VALLEJO, Calif. -- Marvin Edward Roxberg, 59, Vallejo, Calif., formerly of Brainerd, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at his home.
Mary Ann M. Eischens
OLIVIA -- Mary Ann M. Eischens, 77, Olivia, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at her home.
Frank J. Baron
ROYALTON -- Frank J. Baron, 86, Royalton, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Katie Dugan Lick
Katie Dugan Lick, 103, Brainerd, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
CROSBY -- Walter Erickson, 90, Crosby, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
A random encounter with a notorious gangster of the 1930s may have been one of Zane Smith's claims to fame but it certainly wasn't his only one.
If one goes to the Baxter city Web site http://www.ci.baxter.mn.us/, you can view their comprehensive plan dated 1996. The plan summary is on page 4 and states "The plan recommends concentrating retail/commercial development along northern part of 371 and the eastern part of 210, concentrating industrial development south and east of 210 and 371, office/service development along the new 371 bypass between county 48 and 210 ....
For as long as television has mesmerized children health-conscious parents have urged them to go outside and play on the premise that fresh air and exercise would benefit them more than mindless programming.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words.
Recently the Dispatch's Bunyanland Shopper printed a heavily biased developer's article regarding an endangered owl in Arizona.
In the military
Gerritt S. Schellin, son of Stephen and DeeAnn Schellin, Heidelberg, Germany, and grandson of Mrs. Gary Walters and Roy and Lucille Schellin, Brainerd, recently graduated with a bachelor of music degree and electives in the Field of Military Science from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.
There's a new Force on the track now
Several racers attend drag racing events, like the races last weekend at Brainerd International Raceway, to test for a NHRA national event later in the season.
State gets OK for No Child Left Behind plan
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota's plan for holding public schools accountable for student achievement won federal approval Tuesday, helping President Bush mark universal compliance with his No Child Left Behind education law.
Bethel student charged in Bethel race graffiti case
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Prosecutors charged a seminary student at Bethel College with making terroristic threats for allegedly writing racist messages on his pickup truck in one of several hate graffiti incidents at the school in recent months.
Kiffmeyer releases plan for improving elections
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Critics were lining up to comment on Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer's tentative new plan to spend at least $20 million in federal money to improve the state's election processes and equipment.
Pawlenty tours bond houses
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty wrapped up three days of meetings with Wall Street analysts Wednesday -- a trip he hopes will yield another top rating for Minnesota from the three major bond-rating houses.
Hennepin votes to ban guns in county buildings
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota's largest county joined the rush toward banning handguns from county buildings, setting up a possible court fight.
NEW HOPE (AP) -- A man died after being arrested during a traffic stop in connection with a drug investigation, authorities said.
RECENT LEGISLATION MEETS RESISTANCE
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Last call will stay at 1 a.m. in several Minnesota towns at least for a while, even though a new state law gives them the option to extend it to 2 a.m.
South Dakota bikers involved in accident chain, one dies
STEWARTVILLE (AP) -- A South Dakota woman died and two other people were hospitalized after a string of crashes here, authorities said Wednesday.
Family says man charged in police shooting was mentally ill
OWATONNA (AP) -- A Hollandale man who relatives say has a history of mental illness has been charged with attempted murder and assault for allegedly wounding a police officer during a shooting at a drug store here.
high school baseball
Organizer hopes 200 skaters enter event
Terry Holm is gearing up for the second annual Brainerd Dispatch Online Inline Half Marathon set for this weekend.
high school baseball
Local sports shorts
Paul Tuchscherer was named this year's Brainerd Warrior tennis MVP while Matt Steiger and Aaron Peeters were named captains for next season.
Mertens' return gives Warriors a boost for state
Kevin Mertens was undoubtedly one of the state's top high school pitchers this season.
Local sports shorts
Senior pitcher Erin Donnelly and freshman third baseman Abby Rehberger of the Brainerd Warriors softball team have been named to the All-Section 8, Class 3A team.
Rockies blank Twins at home Minnesota only 15-15 in Dome this season
MINNEAPOLIS -- It's clear the Minnesota Twins are bothered by their unexpected trouble at home, even though they didn't have much to say about it after their latest loss.
Moneau, Koskie enjoy Twins' 7-4 win over Rockies
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Justin Morneau and Corey Koskie got the best of Canadian countryman Larry Walker.
High school league eases rule on scrimmages
BROOKLYN CENTER (AP) -- The Minnesota State High School League has eased its rules on what constitutes a preseason scrimmage versus what counts as an actual game, clarifying rules that forced many schools to cancel games this spring.
The Prairie Fire Children's Theatre, with the help of about 60 Pillager area youths, presents the musical at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Performing Arts Area of Pillager School. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students.
Charles Warnberg to perform Concert in Park
LITTLE FALLS -- Area musician Charles Warnberg will perform 4 p.m. Sunday at Maple Island Park. This is Warnberg's ninth straight year performing in the Concerts in the Park series.
Prairie Fire to present 'Peter Pan'
PILLAGER -- You can't learn everything there is to know about theater in a single week. But the Prairie Fire Children's Theatre aims to prove that you can learn quite a bit.
New country, blues records give fans what they want
If you looked up country music in the dictionary, you'd probably find a photo of Staples musician Eric Neznik, or at least the album cover of his recently released "One-Horse Town."
Author Anne Green to share WWII experiences
The Brown Bag Lunch Speakers Series at the Brainerd Public Library continues with Anne Green, author of "One Woman's War," at noon Monday. Green will share her World War II experiences as a member of the Women's Army Corps.
'2 Fast 2 Furious' is exactly what you'd expect
It would be easy to list all the silly things about "2 Fast 2 Furious" and make quips about how the admission price is $6 and 50 brain cells or how it's "2 Dumb 2 Stupid." But this summer blockbuster gets a reprieve, because I didn't bring a notebook to the theater.
For week of June 12-18; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Hank Williams Jr., Uncle Kracker to team up for Hinckley show
HINCKLEY -- Country artist Hank Williams Jr. and Uncle Kracker, a recent favorite in the country/rap/hip hop scene, will perform 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater.
Country duo bordertown recently made the trek to Nashville to see where they stood among their contemporaries. It was an eye-opening experience. Read their story next Thursday in Tempo.
Docks reflected in Crow Wing River in Pillager.
NISSWA -- The June 19 meeting of the Nisswa Women's Club will feature "Celebrating Life's Rewards," a fair highlighting the talent and interests of its members. The meeting and luncheon will begin at noon at Lutheran Church of the Cross.
Port Huron's continuing claim as 'Maritime Capital' raises hackles in Duluth
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) -- Despite being rebuffed by the Michigan Legislature when the city asked to be designated as the "Maritime Capital of the Great Lakes," local officials are moving forward to protect the phrase.
Don't leave, Paul
Weather drawing by Amanda Randall of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms northwest and west. Highs mainly in the 70s. Cooler near the great lakes.
Weather drawing by Courtne Rakow of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for Minnesota
This afternoon...Partly cloudy west and south. Mostly cloudy northeast. Scattered showers and thunderstorms especially north and east. Highs from the mid 60s northeast to lower 80s southwest.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny east. Showers and thunderstorms developing west by noon and spreading into central north dakota during the afternoon. Some thunderstorms could be severe with heavy rain. Highs 65 to 75.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms mainly west and central. Highs in the upper 70s north to lower 80s south.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Increasing clouds west with a chance of thunderstorms. Partly cloudy central and east. A chance of thunderstorms central. Highs from the 70s north and east to the lower 80s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
This afternoon...Partly sunny north. Cloudy or mostly cloudy south. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s. Cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs from the middle 60s to middle 70s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly sunny. Isolated morning showers and thunderstorms west...A chance of thunderstorms southwest by late afternoon. Highs in the 80s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. High in the mid to upper 70s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy this morning with patchy fog west and central and isolated morning showers east. Partly sunny west and central and cloudy east this afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.
Rollin' Rangers will meet Sunday through June 18 at Royal Oaks Campground in Bemidji. Hosts will be Rodger and Margaret Farber and Ray and Etta Flicek.
The Brainerd American Legion and Auxiliary will recognize their active volunteer corps tonight at the Post. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.
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