When Jean Hanson started looking for a business she could make her own and still work from home she found what she wanted and joined a growing profession.
Richard Kruchten retired recently from W.W. Thompson Concrete Products Co. in Brainerd after 50 years of service.
RiskWise builds success on checking identities
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Think of job growth in downtown St. Cloud next time you apply for credit or use a credit card at one of the top discount stores.
Mille Lacs Band to host economic summit
ONAMIA -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe has joined forces with several businesses, government agencies and other organizations to plan a summit that will focus on east central Minnesota's economy.
Bowling alley open and ready to roll
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for a 24-lane bowling alley in east Brainerd.
Franklin lists honor students
Franklin Junior High
Child in need
Summer is here and we are trying to fit in all that we want to do while the weather cooperates. We are busy bike riding, boating, fishing, swimming, gardening and hiking, just to name a few of the summer activities we enjoy.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 600. Last Friday: 438. Year Ago Friday: 251. Thursday actual: 587.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 223, a year ago 211.
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
CROSBY -- A single vehicle crash in Crow Wing County injured the 19-year-old driver, Maggie Hendrickson, Deerwood.
Two people were arrested a rural Bena residence early Friday morning.
Monday, June 16 -- 9 a.m. -- Board of equalization, Commissioners' room
Wisconsin offering smallpox vaccine to those possibly exposed to monkeypox
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin officials are offering smallpox shots to health care workers and others who have been in close contact with animals or people with the monkeypox virus.
Tuition hikes looming at CLC
Central Lakes College students will be paying more for tuition next year under proposed increases affected Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
Forum to address public dangers of methamphetamine
The fact that methamphetamine is a dangerous drug is no secret.
Special camps are being planned for area children to help them deal with the loss of a loved one.
A benefit to help defray medical expenses for Kelly Wrubel, who is suffering from cancer, is set for 1 p.m. on June 22 at the Eagles Club in Brainerd.
Leaders of the pack
The leaders of the Women's Pro Division skated in a tight group Saturday morning in the Brainerd Dispatch Online Inline Half Marathon in Baxter. Danielle Dubois, Winnipeg, Manitoba, won the 13.1- mile Women's Pro division race with a time of 39:02.7.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 15 - 20 years ago (1983) - Blown-down trees, causing scattered area power outages along with a few isolated personal property reports of yesterday's storm damage, according to area officials.
DETROIT LAKES -- Merelyn Griffith, 79, Detroit Lakes, Minn., died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at her home under hospice care.
LITTLE FALLS -- Alice Przybilla, age 73, a resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Thursday, June 12, 2003, in Little Falls.
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A couple of hundred years ago there was little novelty to practices now associated with camping -- sleeping in the fresh air and cooking over an open fire. Those were just ordinary things people did when they were hungry or tired.
Justice after all
A perversion of justice was narrowly avoided this month.
Is peace in the Mideast possible? Apparently President Bush believes that now is the time, with the newly elected Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas.
Your voice can be heard in the Brainerd Dispatch's Open Forum
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June 15 -- Snowmobile license renewal applications mailed
Shorter snells often are better when using the original Lindy Rig
While many fishermen who use the original Lindy Rig lengthen the snell to 8 or 9 feet, sometimes even longer, the men who introduced the Lindy Rig shorten theirs. Did you know the original Lindy Rig came with a 24-inch leader? Only later was it stretched to 36 inches. But today we're talking even shorter.
Negative Impacts of riprap on lakeshore
An unfortunately popular method of "protecting" lakeshore has been to line the shoreline with 6-12" diameter rocks, to a height of up to 5 feet above the
The 29th annual Pelican Lakes Conservation Club Fishing Contest is scheduled for June 21 beginning at 6 a.m. at Breezy Point Marina. All fish must be registered before 11:45 a.m.
Anglers who want big fish must support habitat protection and catch and release
When Minnesota's muskellunge season opened June 7, many anglers cast their hopes and lures at the fish of a lifetime.
Environmental group proposes protecting wilderness near BWCA
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An environmental group wants to protect about 90,000 acres of roadless wilderness in northern Minnesota that could one day become part of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
As I walked on my woodland trails last night I couldn't help but notice the forest floor is peppered with white flowers. Bunchberry, false lily-of-the-valley and star flowers, the topic of today's column, abound.
Robert Nelson, Brainerd, recently celebrated his 80th birthday. He was born June 10, 1923.
Nicole Converse and Matthew Livengood announce their engagement. Parents are Rodney and Avis Converse, Baxter, and Clayton and Cheri Livengood, Mijas-Costa, Spain. A July 12 wedding is planned at Faith Baptist Church in Lafayette, Ind. A reception is planned for Aug. 3 at the bride's parents' home.
Amanda Peterson and Chad Bertram announce their engagement. Parents are Robert and Polly Peterson, Warren, and Thomas and Paula Bertram, Brainerd. A June 28 wedding is planned at Evangelica Covenant Church in Warren.
Robert and Dorothy Janes
Robert and Dorothy Janes, East Gull Lake, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married June 14, 1938, in St. Paul, on the same date that Dorothy's grandparents, parents and their son, chose for their weddings. There will be an open house on July 27 when their children and families will be present.
Anna Harting and Nicholas Hanson announce their engagement. Parents are Joseph and Denise Harting, Lafayette, and Chuck and Karen Hanson, Brainerd. A June 28 wedding is planned on Park Point in Duluth.
John R. and Katherine Perpich
John R. and Katherine Perpich, Ironton, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the Ironton Legion. The event will be hosted by their daughter and friends. No gifts please. They were married June 20, 1953, in Crosby.
Jennifer Mae Lowrie and Luke Joseph Feierabend announce their engagement. Parents are Larry and Patty Bergsrud, South St. Paul, and Craig and Cathy Feierabend, Brainerd. A July 12 wedding is planned in West St. Paul.
Derrill and Marilyn Holland
Derrill and Marilyn Holland will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family at the 9 a.m. June 22 Trinity Lutheran Church service in Brainerd with coffee and cake at 10 a.m. The event is hosted by their children. No gifts please.
Rusty and Edie Ramp
Rusty and Edie Ramp, Merrifield, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends. They were married June 13, 1943, in Palmyra, Mo.
Harvey Wing, Brainerd, will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church, South Long Lake. The event will be hosted by his family. He was born June 16, 1923, in Flasher, N.D.
The citizen-led Coalition for Responsible Development would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has written letters, made phone calls, shown up for meetings and forums,
Leander and Ellidore Thesing
Leander and Ellidore Thesing will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an 11:30 a.m. mass June 22 at St. Mathias Church in Fort Ripley. Their children will host an open house from 1:30-4 p.m. p.m. at the Fort Ripley Park. They were married June 22, 1943, in Belle Prairie.
Elmer and Florence Mickelsen
Elmer and Florence Mickelsen, Staples, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday. They will be spending the week with their family at a resort. They were married June 18, 1938, in Carrington, N.D.
Chalmer and Ella Trusty
Chalmer and Ella Trusty will celebrate their 60th anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Fort Ripley City Park. No gifts please. They were married June 2, 1943, in Belle Prairie.
Jim and Betty Alderman
Jim and Betty Alderman will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary. They were married June 19, 1948, at First Congregational Church in Brainerd.
We would like this to serve as a big public "Thank You" to Cragun's Resort and the Legacy Golf Courses. Over the Memorial Day weekend, Cragun's and The Legacy invited all military veterans to play a free round of golf on the Legacy courses. The four
Gil and Margie Dewes
Gil and Margie Dewes, Nisswa, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married June 13, 1953, in Indiana.
Eugene and Alvina Kennedy
Eugene and Alvina Kennedy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. June 22 at St. Alice Catholic Church, Pequot Lakes. The event will be hosted by their children. No gifts please. They were married June 13, 1953, in Benson.
Marvin and Arlet Jorgenson
Marvin and Arlet Jorgenson, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married June 6, 1953, in Karlstad.
U of M to boost tuition 15 percent
MINNEAPOLIS -- University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks announced the school's 2004 budget Friday, which includes tuition increases of nearly 15 percent, a salary freeze and a staff reduction of 463 workers.
Authorities make arrest in Blue Earth killing
BLUE EARTH (AP) -- Authorities have arrested and charged a Mason City, Iowa, man in the killing of a Blue Earth woman last month.
Wadena college changes name, provost
Northwest Technical College in Wadena is changing its name and gaining a new provost.
Minnesota retains the top rating from two bond raters
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota's political leaders breathed a sigh of relief after learning Friday that two of the top three New York bond houses will continue giving the state's debt their highest ratings.
Little Falls' Melissa Waytashek (left) and Pillager's Melissa Roberts were members of the AAU 15-under Minnesota Comets girls' basketball team that went 19-4 and won the Division II state championship May 17-18.
Baxter Parks and Recreation
BABE RUTH MAVERICKS
Stock Car Racing
The team members of Golden Lakes boxing are Seth Woehler (front row); Devin Hollingsworth (second row left) and Josh Olson; coach Thomas Schutt (third row left), Mike Moe and Justin Specht. Not pictured is Ricky Aulie. Four team members qualified for nationals and Aulie won two regional championships this year.
Former Brainerd man coaches Champlin Park
ST. PAUL -- One of the familiar faces participating in the Class 3A state baseball tournament was Champlin Park head coach Barry Boevers.
Brainerd Parks and Recreation
Mens MS1 Softball
State baseball tourney results
Class 3A state tournament
Warriors finish 5th
ST. PAUL -- Playing in the consolation bracket measures a team's character.
Mom has full cheering section for marathon
EAST GULL LAKE -- You would think a mother of five boys would get plenty of exercise just trying to keep up with her sons.
Illinois man, Winnipeg teen take half marathon
They were off with a shot. Or rather, a whistle. The starting gun finally went off about 30 seconds after the Men's Pro/Advanced Division group took off in the Brainerd Dispatch Online Inline Half Marathon Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
Twins, Saints, food, trolley ride -- life is good
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When the St. Paul Saints and the Northern League were gaining their footing in the early 1990s, then-Twins general manager Andy MacPhail referred to the operation as "a beer league." In those days, any cooperation between the Saints and Twins was all but unthinkable.
Santana earns win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Johan Santana knew he was headed back to bullpen even before his latest strong start for Minnesota.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s. Cooler near the great lakes.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms southwest and southeast. Highs in the mid 80s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms west and central. Highs in the 80s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs 78 to 83. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph...Becoming southeast winds 5 to 15 mph by afternoon.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny with scattered afternoon thunderstorms west and central. Mostly sunny east. Highs 80 to 85.
Weather drawing by Adam Doucette of Mrs. Larson's fifth grade class at Harrison school.
The Brainerd American Legion will meet 7 p.m. Monday at Carl Sydney Hanson American Legion Post 255, 708 Front Street. The meeting will include the installation of officers for both the Post and the Auxiliary. No dinner will be served. For more information, call the Post at 829-2249.
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