Newman still looking for first win of the season
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) -- Nobody can dispute that Ryan Newman is fast. But the fourth-year NASCAR Nextel Cup driver would also like to be known as a winner.
Martin's street smarts provide answers to NASCAR's most-pressing questions
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- During his farewell tour as a driver on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, Mark Martin continually likes to remind everyone he's not very smart.
Crosby business hopes to capitalize on recreation enthusiasm
CROSBY -- A new business in Crosby hopes to grow as residents and visitors look for more ways to experience the lakes region with paddles and pedals.
Older workers a big factor
The aging of America holds an important consequence for U.S. business -- the retirement loss of a lot of experienced talent.
St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd has announced several promotions and appointments.
Whitings put Lakewood Banks on the market
The Whiting family announced they are in the process of selling Lakewood Banks after a 127-year family history in banking.
Odds better to die falling out of bed than winning
The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 120.5 million.
Powerball - Changes increase sales, jackpot sizes
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Growing Powerball ticket sales and bigger jackpots don't mean greater security risks for one of America's most popular lottery games, according to officials who run the game.
Truck collides with motorcycle
HILLMAN -- A motorcycle hit a truck near the intersection of Sage Road and 93rd Street about 2 p.m. Friday near Hillman, injuring the motorcyclist, the Morrison County Sheriff's Department reported.
Firefighters respond to mobile home fire
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire reported about 10 p.m. Friday in the 20,000 block of Paradise Lane North.
Brainerd City Hall
Commissioners' board room
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
Tuesday 8 a.m. Building and Grounds Committee and CAM (Core Planning Group), CAM.
In a June 11 Business Note, Jim Tousignant should have been listed as an investment representative with Edward Jones.
A headline on Page 3A Thursday should have said "Marriage Licenses," not "Marriages."
Mother thinks her murdered children are buried in Midwest
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Terri Knight has never actually been to the Midwest, but she has spent hours crisscrossing hundreds of miles of Interstate 80 on the Internet, guided by satellite images, strangers' vacation accounts and a nightmarish description of where her ex-husband said he buried their murdered children two years ago.
Just the perfect spot for a honeymoon
NEW YORK -- Where's the best place for a secluded honeymoon? An affordable honeymoon? A honeymoon for people who love the beach?
Poll: Teens want to be teachers and doctors
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shortages of teachers, nurses and military personnel might come to an end with the next generation. All three are top 10 career choices of today's teenagers.
Making hospital more home-like
CROSBY -- In the next few years a $12 million to $13 million construction project will transform how patients are treated at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Time to come to Dahlia's rescue
Week after week we at Kinship wait anxiously for adult partners to come forward and volunteer to mentor a child. We talk to a variety of groups and churches, write the Child in Need column for the Dispatch, place ads, put brochures in the community and, most recently, Gary Walters and his kids are walking the entire length of Minnesota to raise money and mentors for our kids.
What's involved in CRMC project
* Creating 42 new private patient rooms with a home design in an expansion on the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center's south side. Work will remove a portion of the existing building and expand for the new rooms.
'Schnergles?': A father who stays involved with his children
Chris Ford's four daughters always knew they had the greatest father, if not the most creative and fun dad in Brainerd.
'What my dad means to me'
Here is the winning essay written by Renae Ford, 7, about her dad, Chris. Renae's essay was written in February in Karen Hermanson's first-grade class at Lowell Elementary School in Brainerd.
Lakes group shows agencies can work together
A year and a half since the North Central Pilot Lakes Stakeholders Group was formed its work is going better than expected, project manager Russ Schultz said.
Marching Minnesota for Mentors update
Gary Walters and his children are walking the length of the state to raise awareness, money and mentors for Kinship Partners.
Thirty Lakes Watershed District hosts meeting
Thirty Lakes Watershed District is hosting a Minnesota Association of Watershed District Tours Thursday through Saturday at the Ramada Inn in Brainerd.
"You don't want to compromise the investigation by cutting corners. You want to get your ducks in a row."
Clothes Closet closed
CROSSLAKE -- The Crosslake Community "Clothes Closet," located in the lower level of Lakes State Bank in Crosslake, will be closed for the summer until Sept. 6.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 19 - 100 years ago (1905) - This afternoon the case of the state against a Brainerd man was tried before Judge Warner. The man was charged with assault and found guilty and fined $9.40 which was paid.
Aitkin County makes series of drug busts
AITKIN -- The Aitkin County Sheriff's office has made a series of drug offense arrests the past few weeks.
Koep makes noise about property's valuation
Mary Koep has appealed her Laurel Street property's assessment with Crow Wing County, citing noise as the reason it should not rise this year.
Accident probes differ
Unlike a fatal crash this past week when a 20-year-old woman was arrested within hours, a fatal crash this past month north of Baxter, in which the State Patrol said alcohol was a factor, remains under investigation because of extenuating circumstances.
Deficit worries Klobuchar
EAST GULL LAKE -- Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar is stressing fiscal discipline and fair play in her bid for the U.S. Senate seat that will be decided in 2006.
Lakes area would feel impact of shutdown
The impact of a possible state government shutdown will have far-reaching impact in the Brainerd lakes area, with many area state employees losing their jobs and tourism offices closing along with the closure of public campsites and highway rest areas.
Harold J. Neeser
Harold J. Neeser, age 76, of Brainerd, passed away on Wed. June 15, 2005, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Harold was born on Jan 31, 1929, in St. Cloud, Minn., to Theodore and Mary (Prom) Neeser. He was raised in the Fort Ripley area and was united in marriage to Clara Mogensen on May 18, 1948, at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Fort Ripley.
Charles 'Chub' Weston
PALISADE -- Charles "Chub" Weston, age 83, of Palisade, died on Wednesday at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Sorenson-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. Visitation will be from 3 - 6 p.m. on Sunday with prayers at 6 p.m.
LITTLE FALLS Leona Kruzel, 78 year old resident of Little Falls, Minn., formerly of Swanville, Minn., passed away Thursday, June 16, 2005, at the St. Benedicts Senior Center in St. Cloud, Minn.
Kudos to the Dispatch for the Cal Thomas column on June 13. Brainerd's "Reading Recovery" program for the lowest 20 percent first-grade children not only is costly at $8,000 extra for each child but has children memorizing words by their shape and guess at them by what makes sense. Shame on Brainerd schools for adopting an approach for beginning readers that does not stress phonics. Where are the children who have had Reading Recovery now? Still at the bottom of their class, guessing at words. For more information, see EductionNews.org and search for "Reading Recovery." Parents, guard your children from this program.
OUR OPINION: ALCOHOL ABUSE
Too many area families were affected by Monday's fatal accident, which claimed the life of 20-year-old Jackie Saddler of Nisswa. Too many lives were changed tragically and irrevocably when the car Saddler was a passenger in collided with another vehicle early Monday morning.
NEW ANGLING STRATEGY
Providing they work, the same tactics are used by fishermen year after year. Nothing wrong with that. Time on the water is finite and you're there to catch fish. Why mess with unproven tactics?
Short but critical
It doesn't cover many days. But photos next week in North Country will detail the critical early days in the life of a loon.
No matter where you live, help is available for private lands habitat work
Tourists in a museum are marveling at dinosaur bones. One tourist asks the guide how old the bones are.
Janousek: Off-peak times can produce
"Many people think smallmouth bass bite well only early and late in the day. But a great time to fish for smallies is in the middle of the afternoon on a sunny, hot, calm day.
Keeping on the move triggers victory at GNWC event on Whitefish chain
And that's what the team of Todd Klemmensen, Edina, and Brent Hering, Maple Grove, did top capture the $1,200 first place prize with four walleyes weighing 13.23 pounds. Brad Stockman, Pine River, and Mark Dammann, Glencoe, cashed the $600 second place check with five fish weighing 12.07 pounds. Third place and $550 went to the team of Corey Bohn, Kensington, and Jason Overby, Marshall, with four fish weighing 7.07 pounds.
Thoughts on Father's Day: There are some good things and bad things about being married to a fishing guide
Every morning when the kids wake up they look out the window and ask, "Where's dad?" My response is, "Where do you think?" They say, "Fishing!"
For second straight year, mallard in the tree has successful hatch
Those with fibromyalgia are all too familiar with the fatigue that washes over you like a tidal wave, saturating and sparing not an inch of your brain nor body.
When fishing bass with plastics there's nothing artificial about the fun you have
Brainerd native Mike Weinkauf, president at Babe Winkelman Productions, doesn't mind being a bass angler in a walleye angler's world. Walleye fishermen are often content with a handful of bites each day. But anglers who chase bass can experience explosive action if they find active fish, which happens more often with bass than with walleyes.
The DNR will host a watercraft inspection training class June 30 at Breezy Point City Hall beginning at 5 p.m. The class is free and open to the public, though registration is required by June 24. To register, contact the Minnesota Lakes Association at 824-5565.
Kleman: Don't be too proud to use bobber
"When bass are shallow but finicky try drop-shot rigging. Most people use this method only when fishing deep, but it works great for sight fishing in the shallows. Use light line, 6- to 10-pound test, and place the weight about a foot below the worm. When you bounce the rig up and down the worm stays in position instead of coming back to you. Bass that are cruising in the shallows but not in the chase mode can be tempted to strike.
Father-son duo win rainy Evinrude Walleye Classic
Rainy weather and a new slot limit didn't dampen the spirits of nearly 200 anglers who competed in the 2005 Evinrude Walleye Classic on Leech Lake.
Moose hunt application deadline is June 17
The application deadline for the 2005 Minnesota moose hunt is June 17. This year 284 permits are available in 30 zones in northeastern Minnesota. Season dates are Oct. 1 through Oct.16.
Tony and Bonnie Berndt
Tony and Bonnie Berndt, Baxter, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married June 19, 1965.
Samantha Aileen Moon and Brandon Lynn Strong
Samantha Aileen Moon and Brandon Lynn Strong announce their engagement. Parents are Daryl and Janet Moon, Pillager, and Robert and Connie Strong, Waldron, Mich. An Aug. 6 wedding is planned at Lincoln Evangelical Free Church.
Larry and Diana Kinney
Larry and Diana Kinney, Brainerd, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren. They were married May 29, 1965, in Brainerd.
Mark and Kim Spicer
Mark and Kim Spicer, Aitkin, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married June 21, 1980, in Onamia.
Don and Vicki Johnson
Don and Vicki Johnson, Brainerd, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. They were married June 21, 1980, in Brainerd.
Kirsten Ann Larson and Glenn Steven Graesser
Kirsten Ann Larson and Glenn Steven Graesser announce their engagement. Parents are Marsha and Blaine Larson, Brainerd, and Rodney and Beverly Graesser, Colome, S.D. A July 23 wedding is planned at Park United Methodist church in Brainerd.
Ellsworth "Red" Young
Ellsworth "Red" Young will celebrate his 90th birthday June 26 with his family. He was born June 28, 1915.
SHANE AND CHRISTINE KERAN
Christine Alt and Shane Keran were married July 30, 2004, at First Lutheran Church in Pillager with Pastor Kathryn Ingbritsen and Pastor David P. Holte officiating.
Ray and Doris Brusseau
Ray and Doris Brusseau, Brainerd, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a family gathering June 26. They were married June 20, 1940, in Fort Ripley.
Donald and Deloris Lange
Donald and Deloris Lange will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-5 p.m. June 25 at Oscar Christofferson Park in Baxter. No gifts please. They were married Dec. 19, 1954.
JEFFREY AND KELLY KLEIN
Kelly Sue Jelencich and Jeffrey Quinn Klein were married on April 30, 2005, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, with Father Brian Oestreich officiating.
Tracy Nicole Peterson and Cory John Niskanen
Tracy Nicole Peterson and Cory John Niskanen announce their engagement. Parents are Aldeane and Marlene Peterson, Backus, and John and Lorie Niskanen, Jenkins. A June 25 wedding is planned at the Peterson home.
Lightning win one of three
The Brainerd Lightning won one of three games in 16-under fast-pitch softball last week.
Hoppe saves best for last
Warrior golfer Jared Hoppe went to state.
Brainerd opens with sweep of Perham
PERHAM -- Zach Heidmann was a combined 5-for-8 as the Brainerd American Legion baseball team swept a doubleheader Thursday from Perham.
13 miles for a milestone
Kayla Huether (left), Amy Zamzo, Kim Huether, Deb Winkels and Darci Goeden planned to participate in one of the running events this weekend at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth. Kayla Huether is Kim Huether's daughter. Winkels is the mother of Zamzo and Goeden.
Baxter Parks & Recreation scoreboard
Babe Ruth Mustang League
Thunderbirds' bats have a blast in big win
The Engelmann Financial Thunderbirds had their bats ready and waiting Wednesday night at the Forestview Middle School fields as they cruised to a 23-2 victory over the Bob's Building Supplies Extreme in Junior Softball action.
Buttweiler, Lakeville win 3A title
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Matt Buttweiler threw a complete game five-hitter as Lakeville beat Grand Rapids 6-1 on Friday in the state Class 3A baseball championship.
On radio and television:
Goodew completes first season at Cedarville
CEDARVILLE, Ohio -- Brainerd High School graduate Audree Goodew recently completed her first season as a member of the women's track and field team at Cedarville University.
12-under team runner-up in tourney
The Brainerd 12-under Warriors finished second in the Brainerd Lakes Classic tournament June 10-12.
18-under team drops two at Grand Rapids
Brainerd's 18-under fast-pitch softball team lost a doubleheader Wednesday at Grand Rapids.
In the Brainerd lakes area:
Hasselberg, Myers shoot low rounds
DEERWOOD -- Brandon Myers shot an 80 to lead the Vintage Golf Course boys' golf team and Zach Israelson shot an 89 to lead the Pine Ridge Golf Club team at the MGA Junior Golf Program meet at Cuyuna Golf Course Friday.
Thunder blanked by Border Cats
The Thunder Bay Border Cats gave the Brainerd Blue Thunder a taste of its own medicine, using sacrifice bunts and base running to capture a 3-0 Northwoods League game before a crowd of 423 Friday at Mills Field.
Brainerd Parks & Recreation scoreboard
Men's MS1 Softball
Longer games might quell the frustration
Watching high school basketball the last few seasons has become increasingly more frustrating.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- In a computer-crammed space at Savage Beast Technologies, divergent melodies seep softly from headphones worn by young men and women who listen to music with the intensity of submarine sonar operators.
While they tend to cost more than traditional camps -- up to nearly $1,000 a week for some sleep-away courses -- some parents see them as giving their kids a leg up in schools and eventually in a working world that seems to rely ever more heavily on technology. Camp administrators say enrollment up from last year, with many kids signing up for multiple sessions and recruiting their friends.
Networking companies jump on unfinished wireless standard
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The technology behind wireless data networks in homes and businesses is on the verge of a makeover that promises to fix long-standing complaints of spotty coverage, flaky connections and inconsistent speeds.
Digital-photo printing is a developing industry
One of the Internet's livelier battles this year is over your digital photos.
New wireless devices mostly live up to hype
SALINAS, Calif. -- With a fast Internet connection and wireless access point at home, I can take a notebook PC and surf the Web in our closets, bathrooms and garage. But the signal fades where I want it most -- in the living room.
Where have all the rangers gone?
On a recent visit to Yosemite National Park, I was enchanted by new paved trails and boardwalks that meandered through towering pines, shady glades and rippling streams at the base of Yosemite Falls.
FAVORITE VACATION PHOTO
Marsha and Grant Meyer submitted this photo of Portland Head Lighthouse in Portland, Maine, as their favorite vacation photo. "There were so many picturesque placesit was beautiful," Marsha Meyer said.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the 80s but cooler near lake
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s to upper 80s.
Let's go swimming
Weather drawing by Dana Williams in the Nisswa fourth-grade class of Ms. Ziegler.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms west and
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny and windy. A chance of late afternoon thunderstorms northwest and in the black hills. Highs in the lower 80s to lower 90s.
Forecasters say storms could pack gusty wind, small hail in parts of the East, West on Saturday
Forecasters predicted gusty wind and hail as a front stretches from the Southeast to the Northeast on Saturday, and stormy weather was also expected in the Pacific Northwest .
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s far west with 70s elsewhere...And 60s near the great lakes.
The Nisswa Women's Club would like to thank all of the volunteers and merchants who made this year's "Northwoods Magic" Fashion Show and Luncheon held on May 31st a great success. Volunteers gave of their time during the busy Memorial Day weekend to decorate Maddens Town Hall in a true 'Up North" feel. Local merchants donated many wonderful gifts and prizes as well as providing tasteful outfits and accessories. Models were volunteer members of the Nisswa Women's Club and selected celebrity guests.
Mike Smith benefit set
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