Edwards walked on hoods to find his prized Buick
Some car enthusiasts go to great lengths to find a classic automobile.
BRAINERD HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL
BRAINERD HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL
Duluth's Forty Watt Bulb, which recently released "A Shovel's Length Short," will play its unique brand of folk rock 8 p.m. Saturday at the Eclectic Cafe in downtown Brainerd. Try a delicious cookies-and-cream smoothie while you're taking in the smooth sounds. Admission is $5.
Upcoming arts and entertainment events
Learn "How to Talk Minnesotan" at the musical performed by Pequot Lakes Community Theatre 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Tuesday-Wednesday at the Pequot Lakes School auditorium. A good time? You betcha. Tickets are $8-$10.
LITTLE FALLS -- The Hole in the Day Players will stage "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" 8 p.m. July 28-30, Aug. 2 and Aug. 4-6 and 2 p.m. July 30 and Aug. 6 in the Martin Auditorium of Little Falls High School.
Pequot Lakes play is 'a heckuva deal'
PEQUOT LAKES The Pequot Lakes Community Theatre production of the comedy The Best of How to Talk Minnesotan: The Musical promises to be a heckuva deal as it lampoons and celebrates Minnesota culture, traditions and quirks. The show will be staged 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Tuesday-July 14 in the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium.
Sweet home Moondance
Moondance Jam 14 gets under way 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Moondance Ranch in Walker with mainstage acts Local Instinct, Silent Partner, the Daisy Dillman Band, .38 Special and Lynyrd Skynyrd. More bands will play on the Saloon Stage. Tickets are $75-$450 for the four-day music-and-camping festival.
A day to laugh
Scott Hansen's Comedy Gallery at the Rail has cut back to one day of comedy per week, so get out and support the fine art of stand-up to ensure it stays in Brainerd. The observational wit of Twin Cities-based Jeff Gerbino will be showcased 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the downtown club. Tickets are $5-$10; this includes admission to the upstairs band, Silent Partner, after the laughs.
Laughs, mystery and music 'Afoot' at college
I won't spoil the fun by revealing whodunit in "Something's Afoot," but suffice it to say it's not the butler. In fact, the old chap is one of the first to be bumped off in Central Lakes College's in-the-round production of the murder-mystery musical.
Use leftover grilled chicken in salad
I had quite a bit of grilled chicken left over from our Fourth of July barbecue so I put together a refreshing, easy-to-make salad one evening for a light dinner.
Follow these picnic tips from the pros
Live music and theater draw big crowds -- hungry crowds -- every summer to the Wolf Trap performing arts center in Northern Virginia. While some patrons eat an early dinner and many pack their own suppers, dozens of spectators every night rely on picnics to go provided by Capital Restaurants Catering.
Pack a picnic
Picnic season is upon us. Already thinking about how to pack for that concert on the green, that impromptu meal in the park?
Mary Cusey and John Nelson, Pine River, a boy, Darren Robert Nelson, 7 pounds, 2 ounces, June 5, 2005. Grandparents are Violet Odegard and Dack Worcester, Backus, Joe Worcester and Tammy Burnett, Pine River, Delores Nelson, Pine River, Fidelia and Irv Rubitschung, Pine River, and Luella Gard, Pine River.
lary L. Churchill, 36, and Amy J. Voss, 29, both of Brainerd.
Two arrested in Randall drug bust
RANDALL -- A man and a woman from Randall were arrested Friday after the Central Minnesota Drug Task Force and the Morrison County Sheriff's and Little Falls Police departments executed a search warrant at a home in Parker Township near Randall.
Study links fat in the bloodstream to heart problems
New research gives the first solid evidence that a type of fat in the bloodstream can trigger the earliest steps that lead to clogged blood vessels, the top cause of heart attacks.
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Area Women of Today have created a lakes area cookbook.
Timber sale revenue totals $1,568,674
WALKER -- Cass County Land Commissioner Norm Moody reported Tuesday the department's 2005 settlement of revenue from timber sales cut in the last year from tax forfeited land, plus a small amount of income from land sales, totals $1,568,674.
Commissioners urge state to end shutdown soon
WALKER -- The Cass County Board adopted a resolution Tuesday concerning the county's plan to deal with the state shutdown.
Wow, what a view!
HACKENSACK -- So you've biked the entire length of the Paul Bunyan Trail, sailed on Leech Lake, hiked through Pillsbury and Foothills state forests and canoed the Gull River. In other words, you've pretty much done it all in Cass County.
Speaker pays a visit to area
U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (left), R-Ill., appeared Sunday at a fund-raiser for Rep. Mark Kennedy, R-Minn., at the Breezy Point home of Tim and Rosie Owens. Hastert is supporting Kennedy in his bid for a U.S. Senate seat that will be decided in 2006.
Engineer reports on road projects
WALKER -- Cass County Engineer David Enblom reported Tuesday blacktopping crews have moved onto County State Aid Highway 50 (Upper Ten Mile Lake Road) to lay a surface on the reconstructed bypass section.
Board meeting location changes
WALKER -- The Cass County Board changed the meeting place for its 6 p.m. meeting Aug. 16 from Longville City Hall to the newly remodeled Remer Chamber of Commerce office in the depot building on Highway 200 at Remer.
Renewable energy, sustainable agriculture fair set in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- The fifth annual Windy River Renewable Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Fair will run in conjunction with the Morrison County Fair, July 27-30 at the fairgrounds in Little Falls.
Crank up the grill
Automotive technology students at Central Lakes College in Brainerd finish their 11-month term with a customer service center experience.
Paving the way on a hot summer's day
During the summer's hottest stretch (so far), Central Lakes College students had their first asphalt paving experience.
Basketball mini-camp for youths offered July 18-22 at Mission Park
MISSION TOWNSHIP -- A basketball mini-camp for youths will be offered July 18-22 at Mission Park.
Resort zoning changes, lake access lots taken up
WALKER -- The Cass County Board continued a public hearing on changes to the zoning ordinance concerning resorts until the 6 p.m. July 19 meeting at the Remer Chamber of Commerce to give time for public comment on new changes suggested Tuesday.
PEQUOT LAKES -- A girl was injured in the Fourth of July parade Monday in Pequot Lakes after her foot was runover by a float.
Now that the dust has settled...
The newly reconstructed Laurel Street has been a welcome sight for motorists. While on Monday the new pavement was center stage for the Fourth of July parade in Brainerd by Tuesday it was back to normal traffic. In the background work resumed on the new Crow Wing County judicial center in this view looking to the east toward downtown.
Decorative lights ordered now, how to pay bill to be decided later
Decorative street lights will be ordered and installed in front of Crow Wing County buildings along Laurel Street in the city's downtown with more research on how to pay the bill coming later, the Brainerd City Council decided Tuesday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1985)-Brian Smith of Grand Rapids, formerly of England, had one of the more unusual exhibits at Sunday's' Arts in the Park event at Gregory Park. Smith sold several pairs of his handmade multi-colored shoes.
Nick Adams took this photo of an eagle in his back yard on Squaw Point Road in East Gull Lake, fittingly, on the Fourth of July with a flag flapping by his dock. His wife, Idalene, was watering her flowers around 7 a.m. when she saw the eagle eating a large fish on the shore of Gull Lake. The eagle eventually flew away when more people started watching it, but Idalene said when she looked for the fish later it was gone. The eagle apparently returned to finish its meal, she said.
BAXTER -- Even Baxter city commissions differ on where Cypress Drive should be built as it winds through the former Pine Meadows Gold Course.
Hudson files for new term on Brainerd school board
Lew Hudson, a retired newspaper reporter and columnist, filed Tuesday for re-election to the Brainerd School Board.
ST. PAUL -- Four bills written by Rep. Greg Blaine, R-Little Falls, were included in the agriculture, environment and jobs finance omnibus bill that the Legislature approved June 30.
U.S. Senate hopeful Doran visits area
U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Doran, a real estate developer, brought his campaign to the Brainerd lakes area this past weekend, attending parades in Brainerd, Pequot Lakes and Nisswa.
Lifetime of giving honored
BAXTER -- Helping others who are less fortunate was an ideal instilled in longtime Baxter resident John Sullivan at a young age.
This was Brainerd
JULY 6 - 40 years ago (1965) - Robert Preston, star of "Music Man," will be in Brainerd on Sunday, July 13, to re-stage the beard-growing contest for the ABC television network program, "This Proud Land."
COMING FRIDAY IN HOUSING
Homes on the fourth annual Bay Lake Area Tour of Homes are all
East Gull Lake sets deadline
EAST GULL LAKE -- The East Gull Lake City Council agreed Tuesday to give its engineering firm and contractor one week to solve the problems involving the city's wastewater collection system project.
COMING SUNDAY IN SPORTS
It wasn't the ideal birth, but the arrival of this sports writer's son was anything but boring.
Two killed in two-vehicle crash near Deerwood
Helene M. Kelcher, a former rural Pillager resident, was one of the drivers killed. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
WADENA -- Homecrest Industries recently donated 30 umbrellas for soldiers in Iraq.
Authorities still looking for Cass Lake man who may have drowned
BENA -- Cass County Sheriff authorities continued to search Tuesday for a 41-year-old Cass Lake man who is presumed to have drowned on Lake Winnibigoshish near Bena.
Pine River man dies in rollover
LASTRUP -- A 35-year-old Pine River man died in a single-vehicle rollover Wednesday on Highway 27, seven miles east of Lastrup in Morrison County, the State Patrol reported.
Pawlenty offers his rationale on gridlock
Expenditures for health and human services represent the key stumbling blocks to a resolution of the partial state government shutdown, Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Tuesday.
COMING FRIDAY IN SPORTS
The Brainerd Blue Thunder will try to derail
Frustration growing along with the heat for 194th Guardsmen in Iraq
July marks the seventh month area Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers have been serving in Iraq.
The brass section of the Air National Guard of the Midwest band sweated it out as it performed Wednesday in a concert at the Forestview Middle School cafetorium. The cafetorium was nearly full.
"We get the feeling we've been gone for so long and still have so far to go."
Construction continued Wednesday on the Lakewood Health System Hospital and Clinic east of Staples on Highway 210.
Parking ordinance comes under fire
Should Brainerd residents be penalized with a $25 fine and possible towing of their vehicle for parking in front of their homes for 48 hours at a time?
Arnold E. Hillukka
Arnold E. Hillukka, age 78, resident of Brainerd, reached his eternal home Saturday, July 2, 2005. Arnold was born June 26, 1927, in Wolf Lake, Minn., to Walter and Lyllie (Hendrickson) Hillukka. He was founder and president of Finnish Sauna Building in Minneapolis.
Jerome 'Jerry' Krych
RANDALL Jerome Jerry E. Krych, 66-year-old resident of Randall, Minn., passed away July 4, 2005, at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. arish prayers will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at th
Mervyn L. Clausen
AITKIN -- Mervyn L. Clausen, 66, of Aitkin, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. He was born Dec. 15, 1938, in Radium, Minn., to Emil and Herren (Hunstad) Clausen. As a child he grew up in Grygla and graduated from Crookston Agriculture School. On Aug. 13, 1960, in Minneapolis, Mervyn was united in marriage to Mae Mootz. He was owner of M.L. Clausen Construction of Mounds View working as a cement contractor. They lived in Mounds View and Brooklyn Park prior to moving to their lake home near Aitkin in 1996. They spent their winters in Rockport, Texas.
Helene Kelcher, of Pillager, died following an automobile accident Monday, July 4, 2005. Arrangement are pending with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
Alan 'Al' W. Soltis
UPSALA -- Alan "Al" W. Soltis, 50-year-old resident of Upsala, Minn., died as the result of a motor vehicle accident near Hebron, N.D.
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Richard J. Lesinski
LITTLE FALLS -- Richard J. Lesinski, age 85, of Little Falls and formerly of Pike Creek Township, Morrison County, Minn., passed away Monday, July 4, 2005, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, July 11, 2005, at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flensburg, Minn., with the Rev. Kenneth O'Hotto officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
Floyd S. Lee
STAPLES -- Floyd S. Lee, age 73, of Staples, formerly of the Twin Cities, died Sunday, July 3. Funeral Services will be Friday, July 8 at 11 a.m. at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. There will be a time to visit with the family starting at 10 a.m. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. that afternoon at the Minnesota Veteran's Cemetery in Little Falls. Arrangements entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Staples.
Douglas E. Meacham
CROSBY -- Douglas Earl Meacham, 65, Crosby, died July 5, 2005, at his home. He was born on March 20, 1940, in Crosby to William and Louise (Kant) Meacham.
Nadine R. Norgren
PERCH LAKE TOWNSHIP -- Nadine R. (Schmiesing) Norgren, age 50, of Lake Beauty, Todd County, Minn., passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 3, 2005, in Perch Lake Township, Carlton County, Minn. A memorial service will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Lake Hanska Lutheran Church in Hanska, Minn. with the Rev. Robert Vedell officiating.
Carney R. Shipman
Carney R. Shipman, Brainerd, died Thursday, June 30, 2005, in Bangkok, Thailand.
Clifford 'Barney' Carner
Clifford Leon "Barney" Carner, 79, Brainerd, passed away Monday, July 5, 2005, at his home with his friends and family by his side. Clifford was born on July 18, 1925, in Pillager, to Mary and Elmer Hines. He married Ruth Kain on Sept. 23, 1955, in Minneapolis. He retired from janitorial work at the Brainerd State Hospital after 22 years of service. He was a member of the Oak Street Chapel.
Isabelle B. Gagnon
CROSBY -- Isabelle B. Gagnon, 97, Crosby, died on July 4, 2005, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center, Crosby.
Eric Adkisson, age 80, of Rochester and Nisswa, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Memorial services will be Friday, July 8, at 2 p.m. at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter, with the Rev. Bob Twiton officiating. Burial will be private.
CROSBY -- Isabelle Beatrice Gagnon, 97, of Crosby, died on Monday, July 4, 2005, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. She was born on June 17, 1908, in Fort Ripley to Paul and Laura (LaForce) Schelling. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Crosby and the National Catholic Society of Foresters.
Zelora N. 'Sis' Gaustad
Sis Gaustad, age 75, resident of Baxter, went to be home with the Lord Monday, July 4, 2005. Sis was born July 20, 1929, in Remer, Minn. to Arnold and Kelma (Wilberg) Lind. Her family moved to Brainerd where she attended school. She was a 1947 graduate of Brainerd's Washington High School. Sis married Peter Gaustad, her lifelong love, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jan. 2, 1951.
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce's advocacy at the Capitol is to underscore the bill's threat to all businesses big and small, regardless of their product or location.
OTHER OPINION: EXOTIC PETS
Four summers ago, Americans found themselves cast as screaming extras in a bad remake of "Jaws" as widespread reports of shark attacks dominated the news. It subsided when scientists patiently made the point that the incidence of attacks was about the same as in any other year, and on Sept. 11 of that year, terror from the deep fell out of the news for good.
Number of information requests disputed
Public statements were made in early May by Mayor Wallin and City Administrator Dan Vogt regarding the number of information requests made to the administrator's office by Alderman Bob Olson.
Open Forum: We can't wait until 2008 for new president
The president's threats that Social Security is going to run out of money soon and there will have to be cuts in benefits if we don't adopt his plan of privatization is maddening. If the Social Security surpluses were left alone instead of being used to fund other government programs, we wouldn't have this threat. It's not so much Social Security is in trouble as the government is in trouble.
Along with 5,000 other outdoor enthusiasts, I attended the Ducks, Wetlands and Clean Water Rally at the state Capitol on April 2. The purpose of the rally was to secure dedicated funding for natural resources, LCMR (Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources) reform and a clean water bill.
Thunder grateful for gifts
When a baseball team's record is heading south it will accept any form of help to snap out of its funk.
The Legacy Courses at Cragun's are hosting the fourth annual University of Minnesota Gopher Golf Fund-raiser July 15 in East Gull Lake.
Derrek Matson and Hans Stadem, both of Baxter, won their age divisions in a biathlon event June 18 conducted in conjunction with the Star of the North State Games at St. Cloud.
Big little leaguers
The American League escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the eighth inning to post a thrilling 10-9 victory over the National League Tuesday in the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department's sixth annual Mid-Summer Classic at Bane Park.
NL rallies twice to win Bronco game, 22-20
The National League team would not let an 11-run deficit going into the fifth inning keep them down, as they rallied to defeat the American League 22-20 in the 50th Annual Bronco League All-Star game Tuesday in Bane Park.
NCS to host its first Kouba event
North Central Speedway will host the Earl Kouba Memorial Sprint Special for the first time Saturday night at North Central Speedway.
Svir, Hanson pace Feet for Fools
Baxter's Mike Svir won the overall championship in the 14th annual Feet For Fools 10-kilometer race Monday with a time of 20 minutes, 39 seconds.
Brainerd raises record to 16-0
The Brainerd American Legion baseball team raised its record to 16-0 by sweeping Park Rapids 4-3 and 11-1 Wednesday night at Adamson Field.
Tower wins first half
Tower Mortgage finished off the first half with a 25-19 June 30 victory over Last Turn Saloon to win the first half of the Men's League at the Legacy Courses at Cragun's.
Brainerd sweeps Grand Rapids
A six-hit, nine-run fourth inning lifted the Brainerd Bluegills Legion baseball team to a 9-4 second-game victory and a two game sweep of Grand Rapids Tuesday at Adamson Field in Brainerd.
Carlson in contention at Legacy Courses
EAST GULL LAKE -- After the first round, Curt Carlson of East Gull Lake stood in fourth place in the Minnesota State Junior Boys' Championship Wednesday at the Legacy Courses at Cragun's.
Upcoming sporting events
Bret Williams isn't bashful when he readily admits a skateboarding competition he's hosting Sunday at Jaycees Park in southeast Brainerd is free advertising for his store, Keeping it Real Skateboards.
Thiesse team happy with sixth at Sauk Centre
Nate Thiesse's brother, Darren, wrote in an e-mail that the team was pleased with Nate finishing sixth in Nate's first American Stockcar League feature Sunday at I-94 Raceway in Sauk Centre. Nate, racing a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, qualified fourth and because the lineup was inverted, started his first-ever ASL feature from the pole.
Have fun with bump and run
Summer is the best time of the year for the bump-and-run shot.
State forecast for S.D.
Wednesday...Mostly sunny...Becoming partly cloudy southwest. Chance of afternoon thunderstorms far west and far east. Highs from the lower 80s far east...To the upper 80s and lower 90s west.
Weather drawing by Hannah Rybak of Mrs. Sperling's kindergarten class at Whittier school.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Scattered thunderstorms northeast
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. A slight chance of morning thunderstorms far southeast...Then a slight chance for thunderstorms in the afternoon west. Highs 85 to 90 east...And in the low and mid 90s central and west.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs from the mid 70s east to around 80
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms west and central...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers or thunderstorms central wisconsin. Highs in the 70s. Cooler near the great lakes.
It's sunny out
Weather drawing by Mikaela Boyd of Ms. Christiansen's fourth grade class at Baxter school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm over southern wisconsin. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs 75 to 85.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms north and east.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning northeast.
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