Readers give owner a lot of information
Wayne Wooden, owner of Woody's Auto Parts in Merrifield and last week's guess the vehicle, knew only that this car was a 1955 Chrysler New Yorker Deluxe.
Upcoming arts and entertainment events
Pine River Summerfest activities set this weekend
Friday through Sunday throughout town. The schedule is:
COMING NEXT WEEK
Spider-Man returns to the big screen for part two of the adventures of Peter Parker, Mary Jane and some weird villain that crawls around on tentacles.
'Dodgeball' a smart stupid movie
One of my favorite movies of all time is "Dumb and Dumber," and I'll gladly take up the argument that it's one of the smartest comedies of the 1990s with anyone who wants to challenge that point. That Farrelly Bros. movie celebrated stupidity, but it was clearly made by smart people.
Musical opportunities abound across region
Area music fans will have no shortage of entertainment options this summer.
Vern Bishop and Michelle Johnson pay tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline by performing classic tunes. Bishop, a lifelong Hill City resident, and Johnson, from Bellingham, Wash., have honed their guitar and vocal skills at clubs around the country. They will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
The Rev. Richard F. Collman will perform noon Wednesday at Park United Methodist Church in Brainerd as part of the Organ Recital Series.
Double recipes and freeze leftovers for easy meals later
Sometimes the thought of rushing home from work and digging right into making dinner makes me want to run to the nearest take-out restaurant.
Several Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department law enforcement agencies were involved in a chase late Thursday night that originated in Breezy Point.
OSSIPEE -- The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department responded to a one-vehicle accident with injuries Thursday on Crow Wing County Road 116, one mile east of Crow Wing County Road 3 in Ossipee.
Tom and Janna (Stoxen) Dresing, Lakewood, Ohio, a boy, Samuel Louis, 7 pounds, 14 ounces, Jan. 21, 2004. Grandparents are Will and Marilynn Stoxen, East Gull Lake, and Bob and Sarah Dresing, Elyria, Ohio.
BURGLARY -- Joseph F. Haisman, Verndale, reported Tuesday his home was broken into.
BAXTER BUILDING PERMITS
Larry and Carol Jean Kargel, 4000 block of Cedar Scenic Road, septic
Rural poverty grant deadline approaching
The deadline to apply for a grant through the Central Minnesota Rural Poverty Fund is Wednesday.
BRAINERD BUILDING PERMITS
Laestadian Congregational Church, 1500 block of Eighth Street South, addition, $232,050
Crow Wing Power is among five other Minnesota electric companies conducting a joint consumer education campaign to help members same money on summer energy bills.
DNR working on pilot shoreland plan
BREEZY POINT -- It seems elementary.
Annual log home and cabin tour set in Crosslake
CROSSLAKE -- The 14th annual Log Home and Cabin Tour, sponsored by the Crosslake Area Historical Society, is set for July 29-30.
CROSSLAKE -- The search will continue Thursday for a 28-year-old Andover woman who disappeared and is presumed to have drowned on Lower Whitefish Lake last weekend.
Fun at Paul Bunyan Land
Home health care worker Ashley Rustad (left) of Fergus Falls helped Sheila Paige, who is blind, out of her seat on the Ferris wheel Thursday at Paul Bunyan Land east of Brainerd. Paige, was among 12 campers from North Star Camp, an outdoor camp for the blind and sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, who were treated to a free day of rides at the new center. On the right is Chris Santiago who operated the ride. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Superstar becomes superfan
Basketball superstar Michael Jordan's love of motorsports could bring him to Brainerd International Raceway this weekend for the Trofeo Ducati U.S. Superbike AMA Championship.
Race for the Cure set July 3
The fifth-annual Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure is set for the morning of July 3.
This was Brainerd
60 years ago (1944) - In the future, criminals in Brainerd will probably be apprehended with the use of a new police car, recently purchased. The car, a 1942 Dodge Sedan made its debut yesterday on the streets in Brainerd.
Rhythm of the Rails proposes Casey Jones theme park
Rhythm of the Rails' proposed amusement and entertainment park in the "hole" along Highway 210, across from Franklin Junior High School, will sport a Casey Jones Theme.
Peace group prepares for parade
A year after being denied entrance into Brainerd's Fourth of July parade, the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace indicated Wednesday it is ready to be out in full force for this year's event.
"We're big enough for two icons. We're big enough for Paul Bunyan and for Casey Jones."
CROSSLAKE -- Authorities again searched Lower Whitefish Lake for a missing 28-year-old Andover woman Thursday, but still haven't located the woman missing since Saturday.
Roadway preservation project to start
BAXTER -- Motorists should plan for traffic restrictions on three area highways through mid-July, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported, as contractor crews complete preventative maintenance crack sealing projects to extend the life of the pavement surface on Highways 227, 87 and 169 in Wadena, Cass, Mille Lacs and Crow Wing counties.
Teens' day of drinking preceded murder
WALKER -- The assistant medical examiner testified about three footprints she found on Louis Bisson's head and a friend of the defendant's testified about his recollections, including witnessing the dying victim.
Teen testifies in own murder trial
WALKER -- Although he said his memories were not clear, George Raphael Boswell, 18, Cass Lake, testified Thursday in Cass County District Court in his murder trial.
Windows in the round
Jason Beafaux with Empire House company prepared to install windows at Forestview Middle School Wednesday. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Children answer call for quilts
When members of the Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Club put out a call to area schools, day-care providers and homeschoolers for entries into their children's quilt exhibit at their biennial quilt show, they weren't sure what kind of response they'd receive.
Coming in for a landing
Alan Kjenstad, Minneapolis, watched as his partner tried to keep his pickup straight as he landed his boat Wednesday at the Gilbert Lake access. Brainerd Dispatch/Clint Wood
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1964) - It now appears likely that the state of Minnesota will take over control of most of the state's public junior colleges sometime this summer.
"It will be somber."
Chilly trail ride
Jennifer Schwartz and Jerry Cordingly biked down a Brainerd bike trail Thursday near Willow Street. Brainerd Dispatch/Clint Wood
Talent sought for MS bike event in Brainerd
The Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce and Brainerd-Baxter Lodging Association will host more than 900 bicyclists at Lum Park July 25 as the first stop of the 2004 Multiple Sclerosis Bicycle event.
CLC tuition, fee increase is second-highest in system
Even though Central Lakes College has the second-highest increase in tuition and fees for the 2004-05 academic year of state colleges and universities, last year's increase was average.
Elsie Hedy, age 81, formerly of Brainerd, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at her daughter's home in Mounds View. Memorial services will be Friday, June 25, 2 p.m. at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter with Capt. Brian Reed officiating. Friends may visit for one hour prior to services. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Brainerd. Arrangements entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
STAPLES -- Charles Squires, age 97, of Staples, died Monday evening, June 21, 2004. Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Staples Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Staples with Pastor Michael Picconatto officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. Relatives will receive friends on Friday afternoon at the church. Brenny Funeral Home in Staples is in charge of arrangements.
Cynthia 'Cindy' Zamzow
GLENWOOD -- Cynthia "Cindy" Zamzow, 51-year-old resident of Glenwood, formerly of Pierz, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2004, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pierz, Minn., with the Rev. Gerald Dalseth officiating.
Herman F. Milder
PINE RIVER -- Herman F. Milder, age 95, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Arrangements are pending with Willim-Northland Funeral Home in Pine River.
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He is survived by his daughters, Toy Campbell and Susan Ogden, both of Juneau, Alaska; sons, Michael DeMars of Port Ludlow, Wash., and Patrick DeMars of Juneau, Alaska; sisters, Lorraine McGuire of Cushing, and Grace Skari of Redmond, Wash.; and many grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ferne, in 1986; his parents, Flora and Hattie (Byram) DeMars; a son, Anthony DeMars; and a brother, Harold (Smokey) Demars.
LITTLE FALLS -- Knute Hokanson, 93-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. Arrangements for Knute are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
OUR OPINION: ART
Brainerd area art lovers who bemoan a lack of culture in the area should take advantage of the four-day Indian art exhibition that will be on the railroad tracks at Ninth and Front streets next month.
Just when you think you can predict how Brainerd City Council members will vote, along comes the Monday meeting where Bob Olson and Mary Koep become defenders of a living wage on the JOBZ issue. Nine dollars an hour was not enough for incoming new jobs. They were more than ready to roll over and beg for the Wal-Mart superstore to locate in Brainerd because it would provide such great jobs. We know from this week's headlines what a great employer Wal-Mart is. No one has accused Wal-Mart of paying a living wage or offering too many benefits.
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OUR OPINION: FREE SPEECH
Free speech -- the right to say what's on your mind even if it doesn't fit the prevailing opinion -- is one of the glorious privileges that's spelled out in the U.S. Constitution.
Several weeks ago approximately 56 families were notified that Gull/Love Lake Campground had been sold. It seems that our little paradise, our home away from home, had been sold and will be turned into condominiums as much of the property on the Gull Lake chain has gone.
I am writing this Open Forum because I felt compelled to do so after two similar incidents occurred at our local movie theater. On two different occasions when an advertisement on sexual violence against women was displayed, one young man in the crowd called the woman depicted in the advertisement a "whore" and another stated, "is that what a woman looks like after she's been raped," and then began to laugh. It is quite disturbing to hear such incredibly disrespectful and violent comments. It makes me wonder about the state of socialization of young men in our society. We need to do a better job of raising boys to respect women and stand up to their male peers when they make such comments. One out of every three women will experience sexual assault in their lifetime, it could be your sister, your mother, a girlfriend, or your partner. If we want to prevent sexual violence against women, we must begin to raise our sons to value and respect women.
The First Congregational United Church Of Christ, Brainerd, an "open and affirming" church, at their annual congregational meeting elected the following members to positions of church leadership for the church year:
Zion Lutheran Church, Brainerd, recently confirmed into Communicant membership 14 students.
Be like 'Tez
Youngsters will probably always dream of being like basketball legend Michael Jordan.
Brainerd graduate Joey Tautges has signed a national letter of intent to play Division I baseball at the University of Evansville at Evansville, Ind., next year.
Hemming wins in Camp Confidence bass category
Record-setting attendance was made even better by fine fishing at the 21st annual Camp Confidence Fishing Classic, June 19 on Gull Lake.
Brainerd drops first of year
MENAHGA -- Despite Chris Klabo hitting his fifth home run in two days, the Brainerd American Legion baseball team dropped its first game of the season to Sebeka/Menahga 7-3 Thursday.
Klabo's four home runs power Brainerd
PIERZ -- When you're hot, you're hot.
Brainerd racers lead at NCS
All four classes that race every Saturday night at North Central Speedway have Brainerd residents as the current points leaders heading into the mid-season championships Saturday.
Shawn Chambers of Grand View Lodge's Pines Golf Course upset 28th ranked Rob Norris of Highland Park 2 and 1 during the first round of the 26th MGA Players' Championship at Spring Hill Golf Club in Wayzata Wednesday.
Crosslake pummels Pierz
PIERZ -- A six-run first inning propelled the Crosslake Legion baseball team to a 7-2 victory over Pierz Thursday.
Unsponsored May does it his way
Self-sponsored Geoff May is ranked fifth in AMA series points. He will race at BIR this weekend.
Eller hopes to keep turning heads
While Blake Eller can boast of a well-rounded prep career -- he started on the football, basketball and baseball teams -- the diamond is his best friend.
The proof is in the trophy case
NISSWA -- Bill Moseley lets results like two Class 1A state championships, four Division I scholarship players and a host of successful prep players sell his teaching services.
Brainerd drops two in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS -- The Brainerd 14 and under softball team dropped a doubleheader against Grand Rapids Wednesday during Arrowhead Fast-Pitch League action.
State forecast for N.D.
Frost advisory early this morning west and south central...
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Rain showers likely and isolated thunderstorms. Highs in
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly cloudy. Chance of morning showers far southwest and
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms ending from the north by early afternoon...Except a chance through the day southwest. Decreasing clouds. Highs in the 60s east to near 70 west.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy southwest. Mostly cloudy elsewhere. A chance
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy and cool. A chance of showers north. Highs in the 60s to low 70s.
Flowers like the rain
Weather drawing by Katrina Impola in the Riverside first grade of Mrs. Gessell.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy northwest. A chance of afternoon showers northeast. Showers likely with isolated thunderstorms south and central. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers south. A
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms southwest. Highs in the upper 60s and 70s.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s east to mid 70s west.
Weather drawing by Alexa Schmitz in the Baxter School third-grade class of Mrs. Brenny.
Free speech symposium set
The symposium is part of a settlement agreement between Brainerd Community Action, the city of Brainerd and Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace, which was barred from marching in the city's 2003 Fourth of July parade.
Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club hosts 'Field Day'
The Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club will host a free demonstration of amateur radio communications from 1 p.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. Sunday at the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area near Crosby-Ironton.
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