CENTURY OF CARS SHOW
The fifth annual Century of Cars show was held at Arts in the Park Sunday, with 37 antique or classic cars participating. Ballots were taken from the vehicles' owners. The Owners' Choice was Jason Rodman with his 1951 Ford pickup. The public voted on the People's Choice and that award went to Mike and Jeanette Zilverberg with their 1959 Ford Thunderbird. The Century of Cars show is sponsored by Brainerd Community Action and the Brainerd Daily Dispatch.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 800. Last Tuesday: 869. Year Ago Tuesday: 808. Monday actual: 474.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 295, a year ago 173.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle estimate: 500. Last Wednesday: 330. Year Ago Wednesday: 385. Tuesday actual: 623.
Lemon bars are a staple of summer
One of my all-time favorite bars is lemon bars. They remind me so much of summer. Their sweetness rounds out a meal, but the lemony flavor keeps them light.
Shawn E. Maroney, 27, and Jennifer A. Sundrud, 28, both of Pillager.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center-Crosby
State lawmakers' addresses
Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, District 12A
The team of Randy Wilson, Mark Forsberg, Blaine Quast and Joe Mrazek of the Vintage Golf Club in Staples shot a low net 54 to win the local Buick Scramble qualifier at the Preserve in Pequot Lakes Sunday.
The American National team ended the first half of the men's Twilight League at Pine Meadows July 3 like it began the season -- atop the leaderboard.
Holes in one
Greg Zahner, Fifty Lakes, aced the 158-yard 16th hole at Golden Eagle Golf Club using a 6-iron July 7.
Tips from a pro
One of the quickest and easiest ways to lower you scores and handicap is to become a better chipper.
Kittleson lives day to remember, forget
Underneath a red Titleist hat and white striped golf shirt, Drew Kittleson talked about regret Tuesday.
Tested by fire
MANKATO (AP) -- First the city of Mankato filed complaints that the couple was inappropriately using the house they opened to those in need. They were renting without a license, and the house was overoccupied, the complaints stated.
SOLWAY (AP) -- When the Rohde family bought their land near Solway in 1993, the property looked like many neglected North Country farms.
EVTAC workers can get federal aid
DULUTH (AP) -- About 450 laid-off Eveleth Taconite Mining Co. workers received welcome news from the federal government on Monday.
State's farmers recovering from last week's storms
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Farmers enjoyed nearly ideal warm dry weather early last week, although several storm systems passed through parts of the state at the end of the week and slowed fieldwork, according to the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service.
The prairie returns to eroding cropland
AMBOY (AP) -- An eroding chunk of farm land that has been a steady source of silt for the Blue Earth River is getting what could be called a meadow makeover.
Farms in Koochiching County to get century status
INTERNATIONAL FALLS (AP) -- Two Koochiching County farms are being honored by the Minnesota State Fair for turning 100 years old, the first two in the far northern county to reach century status.
He's no couch potato
PILLAGER -- To get ahead in the arena of furniture design, a person can't spend too much time lounging around.
Barnesville again needs superintendent
BARNESVILLE (AP) -- The school district here is again searching for a new superintendent after interim superintendent Warren Schmidt said he would not serve another year.
Mickey's employees serving wedding cake on the side
ST. PAUL (AP) -- She met the love of her life at Mickey's Diner in 2000.
Minivan driver gets a little help from a raccoon
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Rush-hour traffic was hairier than usual in the Twin Cities, thanks to a hitchhiking raccoon.
LITTLE FALLS -- The Friends of Pine Grove Zoo will hold a motorcycle rally, Bikers for Bears Poker Run, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday to raise funds to build a home for the zoo's bears.
Coroner reports on county's deaths
The number of homicides in 2002 in Crow Wing County was low compared to the number of homicides in 2001.
Bean Hole Days celebrated
Fireworks illuminated the skies Tuesday night over Pequot Lakes. Large pots of beans were to be hoisted from the ground and served today as part of the annual Bean Hole Days celebration.
Arboretum planning $1 million services building
Northland Arboretum plans to construct a $1 million Trailhead Services Building and has raised a majority of the funds, it was learned Tuesday.
County plans hearing on tree stands on county land
If you are a Crow Wing County resident and want to express concerns about permanent hunting stands on public lands you will get your chance to speak out.
Parking restrictions come next
Drivers have a couple of weeks before the next major changes alter the construction zone of Highway 210.
County nixes EAW need
The Crow Wing County Board struggled Tuesday over whether an Environmental Assessment Worksheet was needed for Hidden Haven, a plat in Unorganized Territory.
Man arrested after two assaulted
A 40-year-old Brainerd man was in jail today after assaulting his ex-girlfriend and her godfather and holding them at knife point for several hours.
Highway 371 traffic delays expected Thursday
Highway 371 motorists should plan for traffic delays of up to 10 minutes beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, daylight hours only, at the Nokasippi River bridge south of Brainerd, the Minnesota Department of Transporta-tion reported.
NOKAY LAKE TOWNSHIP -- Emotions ran high at a Nokay Lake Township meeting Tuesday regarding moving the Paul Bunyan Amusement Center to This Old Farm.
How they grow
Lakes area garden enthusiasts will soon have a chance to tour private gardens and help a non-profit organization at the same time. Look for the story in Friday's Housing section.
NISSWA -- Nisswa police conducting a welfare check Monday at a residence in Nisswa found the body of a 30-year-old Nisswa woman.
Crow Wing Board sticks with 1 a.m. bar closing
The closing time for bars will remain 1 a.m. in Crow Wing County.
This was Brainerd
July 9 - 40 years ago (1963) - The Brainerd School Board voted last night to purchase new lights at the football field. The cost will be $1,771 for lights and materials.
Body believed to be missing Walker man found in lake
WALKER -- The body of an adult male, believed to be that of a 42-year-old Walker man missing since Sunday, was recovered from Leech Lake Wednesday.
Six lifesavers received
There will be a change in the way emergency health care is delivered in the Brainerd lakes area.
Bean Hole Day in Pequot Lakes was a washout Wednesday, with rain falling throughout the day, driving potential bean eaters inside and leaving cooks with more beans than they knew what to do with.
This was Brainerd
July 10 - 60 years ago (1943 - Pfc. Peter Zimmerman, who is stationed at the University of Minnesota, spent the weekend in Brainerd with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Zimmerman.
The Gull Area Lakes Association, in conjunction with the Crow Wing and Cass County water patrols, is sponsoring a class for teens ages 14-17 who are seeking a permit to operate a personal watercraft.
The detour on Highway 27 east of Little Falls has been lifted.
A Page 1A story in Tuesday's Dispatch should have stated Brainerd City Council member Mary Koep voted in favor of an amendment to defer interest rates for five years on assessments for Harriet Piehl's property.
MCLU willing to enter parade snub dispute
The Minnesota Civil Liberties Union has approached the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace, offering to research whether there was a violation of First Amendment rights when the group was denied a spot in the Fourth of July parade in Brainerd.
The Central Lakes College production of "Gypsy" takes the audience back to the Roaring '20s while addressing universal themes of family strife. Read about the play in Tempo.
Another school meal price hike likely
Families in the Brainerd School District saw a 20-cent hike in food prices last school year and may see another 10-cent increase for lunch and breakfast and a 5-cent increase for milk in the 2003-04 school year.
Darrold Nelson, age 60, of Brainerd, died July 6, 2003, at his home. Darrold Lloyd Nelson was born on July 16, 1942, in Brainerd to Andrew Otto and Mary Eldoro (Jones) Nelson. Darrold attended
Romona M. Lambrecht
PHOENIX -- Romona M. Lambrecht, age 76 of Phoenix, formerly of Long Prairie and Mound, Minn., died peacefully while visiting in St. Paul on July 2, 2003.
Raymond D. Isle
Raymond D. Isle, 68, resident of Brainerd, died Monday, July 7, 2003, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis as the result of injuries from an automobile accident. Mr. Isle was born in Brainerd July 16, 1934, to Phillip and Anna (Johnson) Isle and had been a lifetime resident. He married Helen Ludwig in Brainerd Nov. 6, 1954. He had worked as a welder and had been a baker for 35 years.
Tracy L. Schackman
WALKER -- Tracy L. Schackman, 44, of Walker, Minn., passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Casie
Gloria Marie Uden
WALKER -- Gloria Marie Uden, 71 of Walker, Minn., died Monday, July 7, 2003, at Woodrest Nursing Home. Mrs. Uden lived in Walker for 16 years and was previously from Columbia Heights, Minn.
Thomas A. Hoskins
Thomas A. Hoskins, 63, Brainerd, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2003, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.
NISSWA -- Darcy Gould, age 30, of Nisswa, died unexpectedly July 7, 2003, at her home. Darcy Jo was born on Oct. 2, 1972, in Bemidji to Harold and Lila (Iverson) Moen. She attended school in Brainerd. She was an artist and owner of Artistic Paints in Nisswa and a former employee of Zorbaz and Causeway on Gull. She was a wonderful and loving mother.
NISSWA -- Henrietta Nelson, age 74 of Nisswa, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Born July 30, 1928, in Pequot Lakes to Henry and Margaret Flategraff.
On Friday, America celebrated the anniversary of its independence. Today is a good time to assess the health of our republic. Is it in trouble? Perhaps, if you base your answer on what our nation's students know about civics and American history. A U.S. Representative was recently shocked to learn that a class of high school seniors was unable to name even one unalienable right found in the Declaration of Independence.
July 4 parade
Brainerd Community Action's exclusion of the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace from the July 4 parade was a case of well-intentioned people being overly cautious.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words.
Prozac and other antidepressants have been implicated in numerous cases of individuals committing unspeakable acts of destruction and self-mutilation.
Crossed off the list
I am appalled after having read of the decision to ban from your freedom celebration parade the group touting peace. The excuse given by your police chief that he lacked enough manpower to protect this group is ludicrous. I have read, visualized and fantasized about your area and had a great desire to tour after my retirement.
Who writes Dispatch editorials?
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Honesty, integrity, plus good "ole" Minnesota nice!"
Census estimates for biggest cities
Several of the fastest-growing cities in Minnesota are within commuting range of the Twin Cities, which experts call further evidence of urban sprawl. The new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau are for cities with populations over 10,000 and show population changes from July 1, 2001 to July 2, 2002.
Jailed pastor's wife, friends wearily await his U.S. return
MAPLEWOOD (AP) -- About 40 parishioners gathered at Beaver Lake Lutheran Church to celebrate the release of the Rev. Naw-Karl Mua, who had been imprisoned in Laos.
Walker struggles with question of how to use historic building
WALKER (AP) -- A building on the National Register of Historic Places is at the center of boiling tension in this northern Minnesota town.
Metro sprawl contnues
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The outward sprawl of the Twin Cities continued from 2001 to 2002 as three nearby cities saw their populations increase by 9 percent or more, according to the latest population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Soldier killed in Iraq, attached to Wisconsin-based engineering unit
A soldier killed in Iraq was attached to an Army Reserve engineering company with units based in Wisconsin and Michigan, an Army Reserve spokesman said Thursday.
Duluth News Tribune carrier beaten to death
DULUTH (AP) -- A Duluth News Tribune newspaper carrier apparently was beaten to death early Wednesday while preparing to begin his route.
State plans Faribault prison expansion
FARIBAULT (AP) -- The Minnesota Department of Corrections announced plans for a $105 million expansion to the prison here that would make it the largest in the state with the capability to hold 2,281 inmates.
Powerball mania is under way
EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Denise and James Webster were going fishing when they took a detour to test their luck first elsewhere: buying their first Powerball lottery ticket in Vermont.
Authorities locate men sought in disappearance and clear them
CHISHOLM (AP) -- Three men wanted by authorities in connection with the suspected abduction of 5-year-old Leanna Warner were found within hours after their names were released to the media Tuesday. None of them are now believed to be connected to the June 14 disappearance.
Brainerd VFW sweeps doubleheader
The Brainerd VFW baseball team defeated St. Cloud Tech 4-0, 11-2 Tuesday at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud.
Local sports short
Raider Volleyball Summer League champions were determined Monday night at Central Lakes College.
Showcase for YOUTHS
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department's fourth annual Pony League Classic will be played 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Bane Park.
Bees defeat Braves in exhibition
The Brainerd Bees defeated the Brainerd Braves 10-7 in an amateur baseball exhibition game Tuesday night at Adamson Field.
The Minnesota Twins have scheduled a clinic 9 a.m. July 26 at the Nisswa Field.
All-CLC teams announced
Several Brainerd Warriors and Little Falls Flyers were named to spring All-Central Lakes Conference teams in seven spring sports.
Defense falters for Brainerd Legion
ALEXANDRIA -- Once again, defense was the Achilles heel of the Brainerd American Legion baseball team in a 12-10 loss to Alexandria Tuesday.
Stock Car Racing
Brainerd BMX track gears up for national event
A quieter form of racing will hit the Brainerd lakes area this weekend, but don't expect the crowds to be any less.
Injury tempers Texas celebration Mench hurt; Twins blow 5-0 lead
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Kevin Mench was finally getting into a groove for the Texas Rangers, who suddenly -- and maybe consequently -- were starting to win a few more games.
Twins drop fourth straight
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins were favored to win the AL Central and perhaps make a serious run in the postseason.
Favorite plays: "The Glass Menagerie," "The House of Blue Leaves," "The Children's Hour"
Founder recounts the building of Camp Confidence
Camp Confidence has been a fixture in the Brainerd area for so long that people may not realize how unique the center for mentally challenged people is, or how many steps it took to grow to its present size.
Pianist Larry McDonough returns to Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- Larry McDonough, a former Little Falls resident now living in the Twin Cities, will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at the Great River Arts Center in Little Falls. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and free for children under 6.
The musical "Gypsy" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Central Lakes College's Dryden Theatre. It continues Tuesday through July 19. Tickets are $5 for the general public and free for CLC students.
Poet Sharon Chmielarz to speak Monday at library
Sharon Chmielarz, a Minnesota poet, will present lively readings from her latest book, "The Other Mozart," at the Brown Bag Lunch program noon Monday at the Brainerd Public Library. Admission is free.
Bering Strait, from Nashville by way of Obninsk, has won over most of the country music community with its infectious sounds. Next stop is the Bluegrass Arts & Crafts Festival at Grand Casino Mille Lacs. Read an interview with the band next week in Tempo.
Pequot theater to stage encore of 'Mr. Roberts'
"Mister Roberts" may have its share of salty language, C.J. Anderson said, but that's appropriate for a play set on the high seas. And besides, it's still tamer than primetime TV.
LITTLE FALLS -- Jim Miller will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at Maple Island Park in Little Falls as part of the Concerts in the Park series. Admission is free.
Every Rose has its thorn
"Gypsy" is set during the 1920s, a time of jazz music, burlesque houses and an economy on the verge of collapse. And it was written in the 1950s, a decade not known for producing edgy material. But the musical play is as relevant today as it was 40 years ago.
Bering Strait better than the mainstream country they play
The band Bering Strait is an intriguing novelty. Six Russians raised on American bluegrass music trying to make a name for themselves in the States, much like when the Corrs aimed for the American pop charts a couple years back while retaining their Celtic roots.
For week of July 10-16; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Experts fear beetles could damage northern Minnesota forests
DULUTH (AP) -- Experts fear a tree-eating beetle, which recently arrived in Minnesota, could damage forests in northern parts of the state.
Mallards on decline in southern, western Minnesota
DULUTH (AP) -- Mallard numbers in southern and western Minnesota fell 23 percent from last year while blue-winged teal were down 55 percent, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' annual spring waterfowl survey.
The state flower near Hackensack.
CROSSLAKE -- The Camp Knutson Volunteers will host their second fund-raiser for the camp Friday with a luncheon at Antlers Restaurant.
It's all a result of state budget cuts
SILVER BAY (AP) -- It's a good day for climbing on Shovel Point. Sunny, warm and not too many bugs.
State forecast for Minnesota
Tonight...Showers and thunderstorms likely south...Mainly after midnight. Partly cloudy north. Lows from the mid 40s northeast to lower 60s south.
Storms hit southern Minnesota
WILLMAR (AP)-- Thunderstorms and tornadoes roared across southern Minnesota Wednesday night, damaging houses, flooding streets and tearing down tree branches. No injuries were reported.
State forecast for South Dakota
Tornado watch west until 10 pm cdt...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the 60s to low 70s.
Bulbs in bloom
Weather drawing by Emily Krause of Mrs. Gramer's second grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny west and central. Mostly cloudy east in the morning...Partly sunny in the afternoon. Some patchy early morning fog central and north...And an isolated afternoon thunderstorm possible northeast. Breezy statewide. Highs from around 90 southwest corner to the upper 70s far east.
Wisconsin state forecast
Flood watch far southwest today and tonight...
Iowa state forecast
Flood watch for portions of eastern and northern iowa into wednesday night...
State forecast for North Dakota
Tornado watch until 900 pm mdt extreme southwest...Severe thunderstorm watch until 1100 pm mdt west...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers or an isolated thunderstorm northeast. Highs in the 70s northeast to the mid 80s southwest.
I'll feed the horses
Weather drawing by Kelsi Bergquist of Mrs. Lykins' kindergarten class at Nisswa school.
State forecast for North Dakota
This morning...Variable cloudiness. Patchy fog central and east. This afternoon...Scattered thunderstorms east...A chance of showers and thunderstorms northwest and central...Partly sunny southwest. Highs in the mid 60s northeast to the lower 80s southwest.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely northeast. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms southwest. Highs from the mid 60s northeast to upper 70s south.
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