Schell's eyes buying Grain Belt
NEW ULM (AP) -- Grain Belt Premium beer might may be saved from extinction by August Schell Brewing Co. of New Ulm.
Many of the Northwoods Hobby Shop customers like to drive, but few can fit into their vehicles.
Wall Street searching for catalyst for long-term advance
NEW YORK -- The culprits in Wall Street's steep losses over the past seven weeks are clearly identified: concerns about earnings, doubts about the reliability of corporate accounting, fears of more terrorism. What investors are still trying to name are the factors that might lead stocks higher.
$1 million grant expected to enhance area air service
The Brainerd/St. Cloud Gateway Partnership has been awarded $1 million federal air transportation grant to enhance Northwest Airline's service to Minneapolis and recruit another air carrier.
Around the watercooler
CONCERNED INVESTORS: The results of a recent survey confirm that corporate CEOs are losing investors' esteem amid all the reports of accounting irregularities.
LITTLE FALLS -- Denise Czech, Little Falls, was named employee of the month for July by the Little Falls Chamber.
Dairy Sweet opens at old Lou's Dairy Way
Dairy Sweet, the newest restaurant in the former Lou's Dairy Way on South Sixth Street in Brainerd, is expected to open for breakfast, lunch and dinner this week.
On the money
NEW YORK -- With the price of a first-class stamp up to 37 cents, many consumers are taking a fresh look at reducing their mailing costs by paying their bills electronically.
Choose index funds carefully
NEW YORK -- Index funds have long been a favorite of financial planners, who tout these investments as a relatively inexpensive way to diversify a portfolio.
Barbeau Pines offers office setting alternative
A new office complex north of Brainerd opened this month and is offering an alternative from home offices and higher prices.
Fewer Minnesotans seek unemployment benefits
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Fewer Minnesotans filed claims for unemployment benefits in June than in the same month a year earlier, marking the second straight year-over-year drop after more than two years of increases.
How will consumers behave?
NEW YORK -- Early this year, Mike and Kelly Weiss, buoyed by a general sense that the economy was improving, purchased a house in Kensington, Md., and filled it with furniture. They also planned to buy a second car, and do some major home renovating.
Help a little girl realize her dreams
How many times in life have you anxiously waited for something to happen, and you don't have any control over the situation?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 1447, a year ago 240.
Justin D. Benzick, 20, and Michelle L. Hart, 22, both of Pequot Lakes.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center-Crosby
MOTLEY -- One person was injured after the car she was a passenger in collided with a deer on Morrison County Road 28, one mile east of Highway 10 near Motley.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
Shannon and Candice (Bishop) Christian, Brainerd, a girl, Layne Angel, 7 pounds, 6 ounces, June 7, 2002. Grandparents are Vernon and Charlotte Bishop, Hill City, and Betty Christian, Palisade, and the late Dale Christian.
Cook's makes late charge to lead Western Open
LEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Maybe John Cook should warm up for every tournament like this.
Inkster battles back to keep lead in U.S. Women's Open
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Juli Inkster had it all -- or about as much as she could expect, anyway.
New treatment guidelines for HIV patients suggest drug treatment can be delayed
CHICAGO (AP) -- New treatment guidelines suggest symptom-free HIV patients can wait longer than previously recommended to begin taking AIDS drugs.
This was Brainerd
JULY 7 - 80 years ago (1922) - City welcomes men of Northern Pacific!
Find out whose images will grace the new and expanded corn maze this fall at This Old Farm in Monday's Dispatch.
Planned Parenthood chief talks about terrorism
On a day when most people celebrated the nation's freedom, someone aimed a gun at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Brainerd and pulled the trigger.
County water plan being reviewed
Minnesota is the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" and Crow Wing County has more than 100,000 acres of them.
Celebrate good times
There was something for everyone this past week with the abundance of Fourth of July holiday celebrations.
Gall in fair condition
Gordon Gall, 41, injured in a train/truck collision Wednesday near Randall, was listed in fair condition at St. Cloud Hospital.
Baxter teen seeks to educate others about diabetes
Quinn Nystrom, 16, Baxter, was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 1999 when she was 13. She knew about the disease because her younger brother was diagnosed in 1996, but it was a struggle for her to accept she also had diabetes.
Brainerd firefighters battle attic fire; Nisswa and Pillager lend helping hand
The Brainerd Fire Department responded Friday to a house fire at 815 S. Seventh St. in Brainerd.
Arkansas Supreme Court strikes down state law that barred sex between same-sex adults
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Gay rights advocates won a victory in court with a ruling that called a law banning sexual relations between same-sex couples an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.
First black Air Force general, Benjamin Davis Jr., dies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Benjamin O. Davis Jr., the leader of the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and the first black general in the Air Force, has died.
Floods destroy Texas homes
SEGUIN, Texas (AP) -- Hundreds of people fled their homes as heavy rain threatened to worsen record flooding that has strained dams and sent houses floating from their foundations.
LA shooting leads to new look at airport security
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Los Angeles airport shootings provided another shock to an already jittery flying public, but there is no government rush to overhaul security in response.
Bush turns 56, lauds national unity in radio address
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) -- President Bush marked his 56th birthday Saturday at his father's summer home overlooking the Atlantic with a few thoughts about the spirit of American independence in an age of terrorism.
Congress braces for campaign-season spending clashes
WASHINGTON -- A campaign season of House-Senate spending clashes over counterterrorism, schools and other programs is approaching, but it is unclear if the one event sure to grab headlines will occur: a veto by President Bush.
Suspect in LA airport shooting drew little attention before deadly attack
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Egyptian immigrant who gunned down two people at Los Angeles International Airport drew little attention during the 10 years he lived in the United States before his attack at a ticket counter of Israel's national airline.
Investigators looking at engines of plane that crashed in suburban Los Angeles park
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Federal investigators found signs that a small plane had low power in one of its two engines when it plunged into an Independence Day crowd in a park, killing both pilots and two children on the ground.
With rain finally falling, barren hillsides damaged by wildfires now face the risk of flooding
DENVER (AP) -- Firefighting crews turned their attention from battling flames to preventing flooding in areas where wildfires burned off vegetation that had been protecting thousands of acres of soil.
Satellites confirm cities make it rain more on some suburbs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People moving to the suburbs -- or planning to farm near a city -- may find it's more important than they thought to know which way the wind blows.
Schilling back on track for Arizona
Arizona Diamondbacks' fans need not worry -- Curt Schilling's losing streak apparently was just a blip on his spectacular season.
Weaver goes from last place to first
Jeff Weaver was supposed to pitch at Fenway Park on Saturday. Instead, he'll wear pinstripes when he starts a day later in place of Roger Clemens.
Cubs fire Baylor
ATLANTA (AP) -- Don Baylor didn't throw a pitch, swing a bat or field a grounder. Still, when a team is struggling like the Chicago Cubs, the manager usually is the first to go.
Serena Williams beats Venus for first Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England -- Serena Williams beat older sister Venus in straight sets for the Wimbledon title Saturday in the best of their all-in-the-family Grand Slam finals so far.
So long, Splendid Splinter
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. -- To everyone who met him, Ted Williams was larger than life. And he had the numbers to back it up.
LITTLE FALLS -- Richard Zablocki, 71, Little Falls, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
LITTLE FALLS -- Cyril Schlicting, 83, Little Falls, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
GARRISON -- Alvin Nickaboine, 67, Garrison, died Friday, July 5, 2002, at his home is Garrison.
Mildred R. Bennewitz
ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. -- Mildred R. Bennewitz, 90, Arroyo Grande, Calif., formerly of Brainerd, died Monday, July 1, 2002, in Arroyo Grande.
Michael F. Ross
PIERZ -- Michael F. Ross, 54, Pierz, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, as the result of injuries suffered in an auto accident.
Orville E. Padgett
Orville E. Padgett, 77, Brainerd, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
A timely event is coming to Brainerd, regarding the issues surrounding Superstores. Little did I realize, w
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. To call in a comment, dial 829-2900 or 1-800-547-2909 then enter code 8008.
Real elections preferable if the state is going to elect judges
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court shot down Minnesota's strict speech limits on judicial candidates, stating they amounted to on unconstitutional gag order.
The AIDS epidemic
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Washington Post:
Friends in the Arab world
Nobody who cares about the future of the Arab world could fail to be moved by President Bush's call to replace the corrup
Ethics on the water
On the lake where I spend many of my fishing hours there's a sunken island that draws walleyes from spring until about mid-summer. It isn't a secret spot. From opening day until some time in July there's seldom a night when somebody isn't there. It's that lake's "community hole."
Spring waterfowl populations up in Minnesota
Breeding duck and Canada goose populations are higher this year in Minnesota, according to DNR waterfowl surveys.
A taste of tournament bass fishing
I wasn't quite prepared for the ride across Whitefish Lake at, well, highway speed.
Morning walk reveals eaglets have flown the coop
The combination of high heat and humidity renders me ill. We've already had enough of that for the summer.
North Country calendar
15- Oct. 15 -- Crow hunting season (second split)
No skirting the issue -- big tubes catch big muskies
Tube baits are bass baits, right? If you agree you're partially right. Tackle designer and bass pro Bill Siemantel created Tiger Tubes to target big California largemouths. But it wasn't long before fishing innovator Spence Petros discovered that oversized tube baits take big muskies, too.
A program titled "All About Bears" will be presented by Karen Noyce at the Fifty Lakes Sportsman's Club monthly meeting July 19 at 7 p.m. A potluck supper at 6 p.m. will precede the program.
It's time to turn pro
An interesting aspect of tournament fishing is observing the competitors as they pass through the various stages of their careers. There are veterans in their twilight, perhaps a year or two away from reeling up for good, middle-aged contenders in their fishing prime and rookies fresh on the scene, supercharged and ready to make their mark.
Cleon and Sadie Peterson, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married June 25, 1938, in Minneapolis.
Ervin and Shirley Bjerga will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-6 p.m. Saturday at the Friendly Inn in Lincoln.
Annette Meehl and Arnold Olson were married April 20, 2002, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd with the Rev. Andrew Prinn officiating.
Ray and LaVonne Billman, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the Merrifield Lions Park. The event is hosted by their children.
Don McHale will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from noon to 4 p.m. July 14 at the McHale home, 5432 Park Ave., Nisswa. No gifts please.
Amy Gray and Grant Ellingson announce their engagement. Parents are Dr. Mark and Cathy Gray, Brainerd, and Dr. Ben and Bette Ellingson, Nisswa. An Oct. 19 wedding is planned at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brainerd.
Curtis and Diana Fox, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to Mackinac Island. They were married June 29, 1962.
Sarah Fraune-Greenwalt and David Schwen announce their engagement. Parents are Gerry and Kay Greenwalt, Baxter, and Paul and Jan Fraune, Brainerd, and Kent and Jodi Schwen, Brainerd. An Aug. 3 wedding is planned at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter.
Laura Johnson and Philip Winterfeldt announce their engagement. Parents are Louis and Pat Penighetti, Walker Valley, N.Y., and Olive Winterfeldt, Brainerd, and the late Dan Winterfeldt. A July 27 wedding is planned at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Amanda Weaver and Douglas Gierow announce their engagement. Parents are Dr. John and Ruth Weaver, East Gull Lake. A Nov. 2 wedding is planned in Estes Park, Colo.
Pete and Carol Poepke, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. They were married July 6, 1957, in St. Cloud.
Kleinschmidt open house
Kevin and Angela (Farkash) Kleinschmidt were married March 16, 2002, in a poolside garden wedding with a reception at the home of Gail Fawcett.
Nicole Lynn Uselman and Mark James Lunde were married May 4, 2002, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Brian and Teri Tweed, Pequot Lakes, recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married July 8, 1972, in Pequot Lakes.
Marcel and Margaret Pikula will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married July 11, 1942.
Dolly Sherrill and Lawrence Matten announce their engagement. Parents are Morris and Josephine Matten, Brainerd. A July 20 wedding is planned at the couple's home in Merrifield.
Ernie and Eleanore "Ellie" Aarrestad, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married July 13, 1952, in Osakis.
Surprise 70th birthday party
Donnamae (Zuelich) Olson will celebrate her 70th birthday with a surprise party at 2 p.m. Saturday at her home. Call Tammy at 764-2850 or 829-6069 for more information or directions.
Harvick gets boost with first pole of career
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Nobody could use a fresh start more than Kevin Harvick.
Da Matta out front despite crash in Molson-Indy
TORONTO -- It's rare when Cristiano da Matta puts a wheel wrong.
Authorities report few problems with fireworks -- so far
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- There has been no major increase in fireworks-related problems so far this year, fire and hospital officials reported.
New rules go into effect Monday for getting driver's license
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Getting a driver's license will get more difficult starting Monday for some immigrants in Minnesota.
For some welfare recipients, end is in sight
ST. PAUL -- Shannon Smith wasn't too concerned when Congress decided five years was long enough for families to collect welfare checks. She was working off-and-on as a personal care assistant and figured something permanent would come up by the time her benefits expired.
No stop for motorcyclists? No way, group says
ST. PAUL (AP) -- When the Legislature passed a law allowing motorcyclists to run red lights that don't seem to be working, many considered it a common-sense measure. The Department of Public Safety even signed off on it.
Goodman, Mighty Gulls shut out Mankato
MANKATO -- Chris Goodman gave Brainerd Mighty Gulls pitchers two things they have only had once before this season: Batting practice and a shutout.
The Brainerd 14-year-old traveling baseball team won the championship at the Plymouth/Wayzata Classic tournament June 14-16.
The Brainerd 14-year-old traveling baseball team won the championship at the Plymouth/Wayzata Classic tournament June 14-16.
Area events Saturday
Stock Car Racing
No longer the Sultan of Skunk
OAK ISLAND, Minn. -- When former Vikings coach Bud Grant, a renowned outdoorsman, retired following the 1985 season the franchise hired colorful and long-time assistant Jerry Burns as his successor.
Hunter's grand slam lifts Twins
SEATTLE -- Headed to his first All-Star game, Torii Hunter got another thrill with a crucial grand slam off his nemesis.
Dydek stars against Lynx
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Margo Dydek returned from a one-game suspension and scored 13 points to help Utah to an 87-56 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night, the Starzz's largest margin of victory in franchise history.
One picture is worth 1,000 passwords
Face it. Almost everyone suffers from a bad case of passworditis.
Yahoo improves home page
Yahoo is giving itself a nip-and-tuck job. The surgery started with the debut of a new shopping section and a sneak preview of a redesigned home page.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Anyone who buys an inkjet printer soon discovers why it was so cheap: it's the ink that's expensive. There are several ways of dealing with it, from third-party cartridges (only slightly cheaper) to do-it-yourself refills (very cheap, but messy).
Army launches virtual offensive for potential recruits
Uncle Sam wants you -- to play video games.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny with a chance for showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s to the mid 80s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms early this morning northeast...And a chance of thunderstorms north and west this afternoon. Highs from the lower 80s northwest to the mid 90s south central.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms north. Highs ranging from the lower 80s northeast to between 90 and 95 degrees west and south. Tonight...A chance of thunderstorms. Lows from the upper 50s north to lower 70s south.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Hot and humid. Partly sunny with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Mostly sunny northeast. Partly to mostly sunny elsewhere with isolated showers or thunderstorms. Highs from the mid 80s north to the lower 90s south central.
Weather drawing by Cassie Pratt in the Lowell School first-grade summer school class of Sharon Jendro.
The Brainerd Area Pinetree Patchworkers will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Brainerd Public Library. Bonnie Langenfeld from Eden Prairie will talk about landscapes in fabric. The Morning Group will meet at 9 a.m. July 16 at First Presbyterian Church.
Rosenmeier forum on superstores set Wednesday
Superstores will be the subject of a panel discussion and opposing views at the next Rosenmeier forum set Wednesday.
Victims of clergy abuse
The Crow Wing County Landfill in Brainerd will become a temporary regional waste pesticide drop-off site from 2 to 4 p.m. July 31 as part of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Waste Pesticide Collection program.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Three dead in Gaza; Arafat tries to smooth rift with security forces
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A Palestinian woman and her 2-year-old daughter were shot to death Saturday morning while riding in a taxi in the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinians, who claimed Israeli troops were responsible. But the Israeli army said its soldiers did not fire anywhere in the area.
Failure to arrest war crimes suspect raises questions in Bosnia
PALE, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- With repeated raids by NATO peacekeepers failing to catch most-wanted war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic, some Bosnians are getting frustrated -- and suspicious of the peacekeepers' intentions.
Afghanistan affirms campaign against al-Qaida will continue
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's foreign minister said Saturday that the military campaign against Taliban and al-Qaida holdouts will continue despite this week's U.S. air attack that killed scores of civilians in a central province.
Afghan vice president assassinated in Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Two gunmen firing assault rifles assassinated Afghan Vice President Abdul Qadir as he was being driven from a government ministry Saturday. His driver was also killed but the gunmen escaped.
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