Consumers now have 'expert' pesticide to battle mosquitoes
BLOOMINGTON -- Michael VanErdewyk hopes to become Public Enemy No. 1.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
Expert lowers forecast for 2003 ad spending
A noted advertising industry forecaster cited the Iraq war and slow economy as reasons for lowering a previous estimate of 2003 ad spending, saying that U.S. marketers would shell out about 4.6 percent more than last year to promote their products.
Wes Hughes recently joined Consolidated Telecommunications Co., Brainerd, as a senior technician.
Ronda Jean's Bridals: Beauty on a budget
Ronda Cool remembers the bride who came in with a magazine clipping of an $1,800 wedding gown she wanted.
New building part of Tanner renovation
Tanner Honda Mazda is renovating its facility along Highway 210 with a new building and increased access in a $1.5 million construction project.
Qwest to appeal penalties
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Qwest Communications is going to court to fight $36 million in penalties imposed by the state for anticompetitive behavior in Minnesota's local phone market.
CLC lists spring term honor students
Central Lakes College in Brainerd and Staples has announced the academic honors lists for its 2003 spring term.
Washington Middle School honor roll students listed
The following students were named to the honor roll at Washington Middle School.
Pequot honor roll students listed
PEQUOT LAKES -- Pequot Lakes School announes honor roll students.
Child in need
Someone once said, "The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention."
Weddings are mix of old and new
Current trends in weddings include a lot of lilac as an accent color. Pale blue and burgundy also have been big this season. But Ronda Cool, owner of Ronda Jean's Bridals in Brainerd
For Phyllis Smith and Dave Lovering, who work together on the Kitchigami Bookmobile, delivering books to people young and old throughout area communities feels a lot like being Santa and Mrs. Claus.
TCC taking applications for awards, scholarships
Tri-County Community Action, Inc., is accepting applications for awards and scholarships in Crow Wing, Morrison and Todd counties. The scholarships are sponsored by the National Head Start Association.
Youth As Resources announces funding opportunities
The Brainerd Lakes Youth As Resources Board has money available to fund youth initiated service projects that improve the community.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 250. Last Friday: 819. Year Ago Friday: 289. Thursday actual: 575.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 110, a year ago 160.
Boy, 10, dies in farm accident
RAYMOND (AP) -- A 10-year-old boy was killed in a farm accident near Raymond in west-central Minnesota, Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog said Friday.
Meets 8:30 a.m. Tuesday
Notary, marriage fees to increase starting July 1
The notary and marriage license fees will increase beginning July 1, said Laureen Borden, Crow Wing County treasurer.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a grass fire at 7:23 p.m. Friday south of Brainerd in the woods near Crow Wing Estates in Barrows.
Teske aiming for a second consecutive win
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Rachel Teske is in a winning mood.
Tiger cards 69 for second round
HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) -- Tiger Woods is still trying to put it all together.
Lino Lakes man celebrates his 100th birthday with a game of golf
ST. PAUL (AP) -- He stepped up to the tee, took a couple of warm-up swings, and then put his first drive 40 yards down the middle of the fairway.
Victims of clergy abuse
Public comment period set for Lake Shore Wastewater Treatment Facility expansion
LAKE SHORE -- The public comment period for the Lake Shore Wastewater Treatment Facility proposed expansion continues until July 17.
Consolidation of government services addressed
ST. CLOUD -- Government consolidation or at least consolidation of services were among a host of topics looked at Thursday by a guest panel that spoke at the League of Minnesota Cities' annual conference in St. Cloud.
The Brainerd Transportation Committee will meet 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers at Brainerd City Hall.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Mom knew what she was talking about, study shows
Doctors and health advocates have been saying for years that it pays to eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Now we have some idea just how much it pays.
A self-proclaimed advocate for the bald
Spencer David Kobren vividly remembers the day he saw the light. Or to be more precise, the day he saw a little telltale patch of white.
Tribal historic preservationists to meet
ONAMIA -- Grand Casino Mille Lacs will host the annual meeting of more than 100 Tribal Historic Preservation Officers and tribal preservationists from across the country Monday through Wednesday.
3 safe after helicopter crash
BAXTER -- Tagging along with her dad for her first helicopter ride should have been fun for Allie Donnay, 14, Baxter.
A burglary at a Brainerd cafe resulted in the loss of donations for a waitress and her premature infant. Read more about this story Monday.
Discover Charles Street
A stretch of smooth blacktop with a grassy field on the southern side may be one of the best kept secrets in Brainerd or Baxter.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 22 -- 100 years ago (1903) -- Grand Picnic -- Sunday, June 31 at the East end of Rice Lake, Steamboat Excursion, Baby Contest. First prize, $1. Second prize, 50. All kinds of refreshments.
Jacqueline Lund, 79, Brainerd, died Friday, June 20 at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
Norman 'Bud' Rock
Norman "Bud" Rock passed away June 19, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Obituaries are a paid service of The Brainerd Dispatch Advertising Department and also appear online.
SCARVILLE, Iowa --Selmer Andersland, 78 of Scarville, Iowa, died Thursday evening, June 19, 2003, at the Albert Lea Medical Center in Albert Lea, Minn. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2003, at Scarville Evangelical Synod Lutheran Church in Scarville, Iowa, with the Rev. Thomas Rank officiating. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Sunday evening at Mittelstadt Funeral Home in Lake Mills, Iowa, and again one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday morning. Burial will take place at the Scarville Evangelical Synod Cemetery near Scarville, Iowa.
Lela Willey, age 88, of McGregor, died Friday at the Riverview Health Care Center in Aitkin. Memorial services 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McGregor VFW Hall. Visitation Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. at the McGregor Funeral Home.
Lauretta 'Lolly' Wollersheim
Lauretta "Lolly" Wollersheim, 91, died Friday, June 20, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Services 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Prayers at 7 p.m.
Sticker shock - Dispatch Editorial
For those who scan real estate and construction prices sticker shock seems to be a perpetual state, as opposed to a one-time incident.
The Bemidji City Council is going to be discussing a change in building ordinances on shoreline that could affect your community. The process is being driven by a private developer that wants to build a hotel on Lake Bemidji 100 feet from shore (instead of the state's regulation of 150 feet) and build up to 100 feet high (instead of the state's 35 feet).
I just want parents to be aware that young kids are inhaling aerosols as young as 10 years old. They get it from the grocery stores, from their homes, from their friends' homes and under your cabinets. They talk about kids doing other drugs but this is a problem, too -- one that could kill your child. Please watch out for this problem.
Pickles, no antibiotics
This editorial appeared in Friday's Los Angeles Times:
Lakes area fishing report
Rosy red minnows are producing crappies on the 7- to 12-foot humps of Gull Lake. The weedbeds in less than five feet of water also are worth noting for bluegills. Gull Lake and Pelican Lake are the best bets in this area for walleyes. During the day, 13 to 28 feet of water seems to be key, while six to 13 feet is your best bet early and late in the day. Lake Edwards started giving up some real nice northern pike this week along the 8- to 15-foot weed edges. Bass remain an easy catch on most area lakes in six to 12 feet of water.
When fishing river walleyes don't hesitate to look shallow
Walleye pro Perry Good pulled up to a spot on the Mississippi River and explained a common mistake among anglers.
Tournament fishing tests the devotion of even hard-core anglers
Observations from the recent PWT Central Pro-Am on Lake Pepin:
Another way of looking at walleyes
Through the angling media we've come to believe that walleyes form tight little schools on bottom humps, points, reefs, bars and sunken islands.
Lady's slippers provide delight by blooming unexpectedly
Rarely do I walk without camera in hand, but since it was late I decided the light was inadequate to take photos. I returned from my stroll on the paths that wind through my woods and wetlands and cried out, "The lady's slippers are blooming!" Robert and Mariah were delighted by the news.
The 30th annual Confidence Learning Center Fishing Classic drew a record number of guides and anglers to Gull Lake on June 14.
BAY CITY, Wis. -- They came from 18 states and two Canadian provinces, drove thousands of miles to reach this town on the Mississippi River, spent hundreds of hours searching for walleyes over the 44-mile stretch known as Lake Pepin, and the fish they all sought were just two minutes from the boat ramp.
With a 9-pound, 1-ounce bowfin caught on May 29, Dan Quinn of Brainerd won the Minnesota Bowfin Club Championship for 2003.
North Country calendar
July 15-Oct. 15 -- Crow hunting season opens (second season)
David and Kimberlee Landecker
David and Kimberlee Landecker, Breezy Point, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary today with a Knotty Bear cruise on Gull Lake with their family. They were married June 17, 1978, in Columbia Heights.
Carrie Martin and Dan Osterloh were married Aug. 16, 2002, at St. Alice Church in Pequot Lakes.
Amanda Adams and Dirk Melby
Amanda Adams and Dirk Melby announce their engagement. Parents are Linda and Chuck Holliman, Alexandria, Va., and Alfred and Beth Adams, Winstom-Salem, N.C., and Becky and Paul Melby, Brainerd. A July wedding is planned in Alexandria, Va.
Anna Margaret Janke and Kevin Joseph Steinke
Anna Margaret Janke and Kevin Joseph Steinke announce their engagement. Parents are Howard and Ruth Janke, Esko, and Jaynee Steinke, Brainerd, and Michael Steinke, Oviedo, Fla. A July 25 wedding is planned at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Cloquet.
Katie Ann Dotzler and Cory Joe Trotter were married Jan. 25, 2003, at St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin with Father Paul Fruth officiating.
Louise Emmert will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from noon to 5 p.m. July 4 after the Crosby Fourth of July parade at the home of Lloyd and Bonnie George, 21900 Howard Ave., Irondale.
Charlie and Marie Boudrye
Charlie and Marie Boudrye, Pequot Lakes, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary today. They were married June 22, 1963, in Elizabeth, N.J. They have lived in the Nisswa/Pequot Lakes area for the past three years.
Suzanne Anderson and Michael LaFlex were married Jan. 10, 2003, at an Elvis Chapel in Las Vegas.
Harlen and Alvina Britton
Harlen and Alvina Britton, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their family and friends. They were married June 30, 1943, in Brainerd.
Johanna "Jo" Roberts
Johanna "Jo" Roberts, Brainerd, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. June 29 at 323 Hawkins Drive. The event will be hosted by her children and grandchildren. She was born June 25, 1913.
Wendy Odiet and Matthew Jones were married Sept. 21, 2002, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Tomah, Wis., with Pastor John Wille officiating.
Molly DeJonghe and Todd Cosert
Molly DeJonghe and Todd Cosert announce their engagement.
Steve and Cindy Clough
Steve and Cindy Clough recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married June 10, 1978, in Brainerd.
Molly Ann Johnson and Peter James Morse
Molly Ann Johnson and Peter James Morse announce their engagement. Parents are Steve and Jan Johnson, Baxter, and Matt and Marcia Morse, Albany, Ore. An Aug. 29 wedding is planned in Bend, Ore.
Jackie Marilyn Bauer and Benjamin Nolan Pearce were married May 31, 2003, in an outdoor ceremony at Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud with Pastor Dave Van Wingerden officiating.
Nicolette Miller and Niels Gott
Nicolette Miller and Niels Gott announce their engagement. Parents are Greg and Marilyn Miller, Brainerd, and Gary and Karen Gott, Grand Forks, N.D. A wedding is planned at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd.
Joe Hall will celebrate his 80th birthday with a surprise open house from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Barnacle Resort and Campground, next to the Hall residence on the north shore of Mille Lacs Lake.
Superbikes returning to BIR
You would assume Mat Mladin, a six-time winner in the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship Series this season aboard his Suzuki Superbike, would be leading the series season points.
Jourdain takes provisional pole
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Another week, another qualifying run wiped out for an underweight car.
Surprised Said on the pole
SONOMA, Calif. -- The last place Boris Said expected to find himself after qualifying for the Dodge/Save Mart 350 was on the pole.
Washington County crow tests positive for W. Nile
State health officials reported a confirmed case of the West Nile virus in a dead crow Friday.
Minneapolis extends bar hours; St. Paul sticks with 1 a.m.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Bars and restaurants in Minneapolis soon will be able to close their doors an hour later while St. Paul establishments still will enforce 1 a.m. bar closing time for the time being.
Cities struggling with handgun law
ST. CLOUD -- City officials from throughout the state gathered Friday to swap ideas about how to handle a law regulating handgun use in Minnesota.
Family says body found in Woodbury is missing St. Paul woman
WOODBURY (AP) -- The body of a 79-year-old St. Paul woman missing since Tuesday was found in a wooded section of Woodbury, about 10 miles from her home, police said.
Reward offered in case of missing Chisholm girl
CHISHOLM (AP) -- Authorities offered a $10,000 reward Friday for information leading to the safe return of 5-year-old Leanna Warner, who vanished Saturday evening after walking to a friend's house.
Businesses walk line on handgun issue
ST. PAUL -- The concealed-carry law presented restaurant owner Mark Michels with a choice: keep doing business as usual or post a sign telling patrons to leave their pistols outside.
Democrats field pitches from candidates
ST. PAUL -- An assembly of the nation's top Democratic Party officers made do with in-person pitches from only three of nine major candidates seeking to challenge Republican President Bush in 2004.
St. Cloud Diocese to implement sexual abuse policy soon
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- After months of behind-the-scenes activity, Bishop John Kinney is expected to approve a new sexual abuse policy for the St. Cloud Diocese in the coming days and implement it July 1.
Brainerd Parks and Recreation
Mens MS1 Softball
Baxter Parks and Recreation
BABE RUTH MAVERICKS
Stock Car Racing
Milwaukee capitalizes on wild pitch
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Curtis Leskanic trusted his gut instinct. And his slider.
Two Gophers advance at track championships
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- A pair of Minnesota 400-meter runners advanced Friday at the U.S. track and field championships.
Wireless networking allows you to go online outside
In most homes, the world is crammed into one room -- the one with the Internet modem.
Sony portable audio device is sleek, seductive gadget
The Sony MDP-AP20U portable audio device is one sleek, seductive gadget. It not only plays music on MP3s, CDs and Sony's Memory Stick, but it will spin your DVDs and burn CD-Rs for you, too. If you're not ready to trade in that slightly older computer that doesn't sport a DVD player or CD recorder, then the MDP-AP20U may be a good add-on device.
Technology for challenging spam is challenged
NEW YORK -- It's being promoted as a surefire way to eliminate unsolicited e-mail: Force senders to prove they are human rather than one of those automated programs that inundate the Internet with spam.
Central Minnesota forecast
Today...Partly sunny and breezy. A slight chance of showers. Highs 80 to 85. South winds 10 to 20 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms far west this afternoon. Highs in the 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny and warm. Highs in the 80s. Cooler near the great lakes.
More rain, thunderstorms expected in much of the East, central states and West
Storms will soak many parts of the East, central states and West Saturday, with the heaviest storms packing lightning, hail and high wind.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Chance of morning showers or thunderstorms in the east and north...And a chance of thunderstorms over the state in the afternoon. Windy east and in the northwest to west central plains. Highs 80 to 90.
Weather drawing by Emily Felten in the Riverside School third-grade class of Mrs. Schirmer.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny with scattered thunderstorms. Some storms possibly severe and with heavy rain central. Highs from the upper 70s northwest to the upper 80s southeast.
The Weather Elsewhere
With Tomorrow's Temperature Forecast
The Nisswa Garden Club meeting and luncheon will be Thursday, June 26 at the Lutheran Church of the Cross. The program by Guides and Coaches, is entitled, "Flower Arranging-Down 'n Dirty
Brainerd Area Zonta Club elects officers
The Brainerd Area Zonta Club held its year-end banquet recently at Sibley Station in Pequot Lakes.
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