Citadel Games specializes in strategy, fantasy and role-playing
Citadel Games opened in the former House of Flowers building on Washington Street.
Liesa Thill, James Hines and Rick zumBrunnen, joined Widseth Smith Nolting, an architectural and engineering firm located in Baxter.
Light Depot remains shining after 25 years
BAXTER -- What started as a small store on Washington Street 25 years ago grew into the second largest lighting showroom in the state.
Four girls would like Senior Partner
It's the middle of a beautiful summer and everywhere we look flowers are blooming, tourists are vacationing and road projects are being completed (hopefully). We're not sure if it has anything to do with summer, but we at Kinship Partners are finding that we're growing too, both in numbers of kids waiting and the ages of kids waiting.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 350. Last Friday: Holiday Year Ago Fridy: 331. Thursday actual: 503.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 334, a year ago 399.
Brainerd Economic Development Authority
Little Falls School Board
4:30 p.m., July 14, work session
1. Call meeting to order
ONAMIA -- One person was injured Friday after the vehicle she was driving was struck by pick-up being pursued by the Mille Lacs Tribal Police on Highway 169, 14 miles north of Onamia.
Crosby-Ironton School Board Special Board Meeting
Police move to new home
On Monday, the Brainerd Police Department will be operating from its new home at 225 East River Road.
Finding your rhythm
In seven years of producing "Rhythm of the Rails," Jody Crowe has never done the same show twice. That's partly because with a cast of dozens of actors, singers, dancers, and just plain goofballs, something crazy is bound to happen every night. Especially when you sell peanuts to the crowd and encourage them to pelt the villains on the stage.
'A real jewel'
Col. Terry Dorenbush wanted to be a schoolteacher. In fact, he even taught for a few years just after college.
Governor pays tribute to Legion
PEQUOT LAKES -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty paid tribute to Minnesota American Legion and Auxiliary members Friday afternoon, singling out those who belong to the generation that suffered
This was Brainerd
July 13 - 20 years ago (1983) - Sparkling pitching performances by Sandy Smith and Dennis Howard helped Brainerd sweep a VFW baseball doubleheader from Park Rapids yesterday.
Janet L. Roster
AITKIN -- Janet L. Roster, 71, Aitkin, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, in Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital, Grand Rapids.
Elwood D. Wessman
Elwood D. Wessman, 72, Brainerd, died Friday.
Joseph 'Joe' A. Neznik
PEQUOT LAKES -- Joseph "Joe" A. Neznik, age 48, resident of Pequot Lakes, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, in Walker, Minn. Joe was born Nov. 21, 1954, in Columbia Heights, Minn., to Joseph Sr. and Monica Neznik. He was a graduate of Staples High School and Bemidji State University.
Loretta Julia Zeck
ROCHESTER -- Loretta Julia Zeck, 96, Rochester, formerly of Little Falls, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at Madonna Towers in Rochester.
Bradley Finch, 50, of Brainerd, died July 11, 2003, at his home. Bradley Dale Finch was born on April 20, 1953, in Brainerd to Dale and Lois (Kyar) Finch. He grew up camping with his parents and siblings. Bradley graduated from Brainerd High School. On April 9, 1977, he was united in marriage to Barbara "Gina" Waddell in Great Falls, Mont. He was employed by Gus Alter as a cement finisher. He was an avid fisherman and hunter taking him to Alaska and throughout many backwoods area here.
With regard to the Fourth of July parade controversy, some who wrote in to "Open Forum" stated they felt torn between the right of the peace supporters to be included in the parade and the fact that the organization wouldn't
Upon reflection of your editorial of July 9, "Peace group ban from parade was an error in judgment" I must urge the BAPC to commence action against the Brainerd Community Action and city officials.
What is cluster-style housing anyway? Apparently, it depends on who you ask. According to the Crow Wing County Planning Commission, a cluster is a development strategy whereby houses in a development are grouped closer together so that a large percentage (50 percent or more) of the land is preserved as open space.
Editorial positions determined by board
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Fly friendly skies
Transportation and commerce are as intertwined as the images of Orville and Wilbur Wright, those ingenious inventors of the first flying machine 100 years ago this December.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words.
Steinbauer wins Mission Lake bass tournament
Nate Steinbauer took first place with six fish weighing 17 pounds 8 ounces at the Baxter Bass Snatchers second tournament of the season June 22 on Mission Lake. Steinbauer also caught the lunker of the day, a 4-pound bass. Second place went to Bill Bailey with 15 pounds, 10 ounces and third went to Dennis Lothspeich with 11 pounds, 8 ounces.
The Minnesota Pro/Am Bass Tour will visit Cross Lake for a tournament on July 19. Moonlite Bay restaurant will host the weigh-in. It's the tour's third event of a five-tournament season. The team that catches the eight heaviest bass over an eight-hour period (6 a.m. to 2 p.m.) wins. The first-place pro wins $10,000.
Whitehead wins on North Long
Tom Whitehead won first place at the Excel Bass Tournament July 6 on North Long Lake with a five-fish limit weighing 14 pounds, 3 ounces. Dennis Lothspeich was second with 12 pounds, 9 ounces and Dave Monge was third with 11 pounds, 9 ounces. Whitehead also took big bass honors with a 4-pound lunker.
'Don't Feed the Bears Act' gains ground
A Congressional effort to ban bear baiting on federal land is gaining momentum in Washington.
Turtles are among earth's oldest reptiles
Turtles, turtles everywhere. Lately I've seen them sunning on logs and digging in the sand. It's that time of year when turtles often are seen lumbering across highways and byways. Many times we stop our car to give aid and assistance to these slow-moving travelers. Most times it is painted turtles, but this week I saw a young snapper trying to dodge vehicles.
Big bluegills go deep this time of year
Between tournaments, Professional Walleye Trail competitor Ernie Olson likes to chase big bluegills.
First cast Fly-fishing turns into a learning experience at Brainerd school
From humble beginnings eight years ago in Don Wig's classroom at Franklin Junior High, the First Cast program has evolved into a unique learning experience for Brainerd kids in eighth and ninth grades.
Fly fishing for sunnies is a step back in time
People typically equate fly fishing with stream trout and, indeed, fly fishing is the traditional way to catch rainbows, brown trout and brookies. But bluegills and pumpkinseeds will take a fly as readily as any trout.
Wild Acres Sporting Clays June results
Timberjack: Bill Nemitz, 77, Rich Harris, 78, Gary Hiles, 81, Barry Frieler, 0, Justin Bolz-Andolshek, 59, Ryan Buell, 86, Scott Snyder, 86. Team total: 408.
Jenny Wickham and Josh Dingman were married June 7, 2003, at Park United Methodist Church in Brainerd with Pastor Rory Swenson officiating.
Chelsie Dwyer and Jesse Strowbridge announce their engagement. Parents are Robert and Susan Dwyer, Reeds Spring, Mo., and James and Helen Strowbridge, Brainerd. A July 19 wedding is planned in Las Vegas.
Amy Brink and Michael Tschider announce their engagement. Parents are Will and Margaret Brink, Fargo, N.D., and John and Connie Tschider, Bismarck, N.D. An Aug. 23 wedding is planned in Fargo, N.D.
Gil and Norma-Lee Ponsness will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-7 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Club in Nisswa. No gifts please. They were married July 17, 1953, in Omaha, Neb.
Heather Nelson and Craig Duy were married May 17, 2003, at Verndale United Methodist Church in Verndale with Pastor Cliff Mays officiating.
Archie Sander will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. July 20 at Ossipee Community Church. The event is hosted by daughters Karen and Phyllis Gehrls.
Iva Purdon, resident of Bethany Good Samaritan Village, recently celebrated her 100th birthday with her family. She was born June 14, 1903, north of Pillager.
Nikki Watland and Tom Turcotte announce their engagement. Parents are Scott and Terri Watland, Brainerd, and Don and Cheryl Turcotte, Brainerd. An Aug. 9 wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Peter and Helen Libby recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with their family in Anoka. They were married June 29, 1963.
Marina Hartman, Brainerd, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Aug. 19 at St. Mathias Park. The event is hosted by her family.
Deirdre Carnes and Rory Lander were married Oct. 5, 2002, at Wayzata Evangelical Free Church in Plymouth with Pastor George Kenworthy officiating.
Allison Coleen Nelson and Matthew Anthony Schwaller were married Nov. 9, 2002, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wayzata with Pastor Gerald Bode officiating.
Lorraine Aplin will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Country Inn and Suites Hotel in Baxter. The event is hosted by her children and grandchildren. No gifts please.
Tiffany Nelson and Sean Kruger were married May 23, 2003, at St. Pete's Beach in Florida.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Crossroads Homeowners president for her fast action on the damage to our home after the July 2 storm.
Karina Corral and Rob Diaz, former Pequot Lakes exchange student, were married June 6, 2003, in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.
'U of M' regents approve gun ban
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In response to the state's new concealed-carry law, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved a policy that bans weapons on campus and at university events off campus -- including Gopher football games at the Metrodome.
He was first state native to lead Twin Cities diocese
ST. PAUL -- Archbishop John Roach, who led the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for 20 years, died Friday of heart failure. He was 81.
Long-haul mover from Walker faces charges over weapons
WALKER (AP) -- A long-haul mover is back at home after spending five days in Canadian jails because Canadian Customs officials found a large arsenal of weapons among the household goods he was transporting for a man moving from Delaware to Alaska.
Devastation for some, but most farmers welcomed the rain
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Rettmanns -- a dairy farming family near Buffalo Lake -- watched from a half-mile away as the tornado tore the roof off their house, blew apart two silos and splintered farm buildings.
Disabled Minnesotans wary of welfare cuts
MILACA (AP) -- When the public checks run out at the end of the month, Donna Palozie and her daughter have few places to turn. There's a local food shelf in this tiny city, and some free transportation. But not much else.
Charges filed in Duluth newspaper carrier's death
DULUTH (AP) -- A Duluth man was charged Friday in the beating death of a newspaper carrier who was preparing to begin his route.
Environmental groups' lawsuit halts sale of logging rights
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A lawsuit from two environmental groups has halted a timber sale near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Death of Long Prairie killer prompts mixed emotions
SAUK RAPIDS (AP) -- The apparent suicide of Jonathan Carpenter, who confessed to his role in the killing of a Long Prairie family, prompted a mix of excitement, relief and happiness among close friends of the family.
Minnesota fishing report
USBA and CBA today, NBA tomorrow?
When he's not crossing the country coaching or watching basketball, David Joerger relaxes on 40 acres of land near Bismarck, N.D.
Local sports shorts
DETROIT LAKES -- Dick Beardsley and Alberto Salazar, two of the greatest distance runners, will be reunited at the Dick Beardsley one-half marathon, 5-kilometer run and race walk Sept. 6.
The Brainerd B's 16-under traveling baseball team finished third in the Dassel-Cokato tournament, played in the Pipestone tournament and won all four of its games to claim the St. Michael tournament title.
Area business people start charitable bike ride
It's a first-time event, but organizers of the RUN -- Rally Up North -- a motorcycle ride for charity, are thinking big.
Brainerd Parks and Recreation
Men's MS1 Softball
Stock Car Racing
What's wrong with this picture?
DETROIT -- The Twins nearly went to the World Series in 2002 and with a well-stocked farm system might be a contender for years.
Extended slump continues
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- At least the Minnesota Twins didn't have to look at the Rally Monkey.
NFL suspends Vikings' Chamberlain
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The NFL suspended Minnesota Vikings tight end Byron Chamberlain for the first four games of the season for violating the league's policy on banned substances.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s.
Iowa state forecast
This afternoon...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s north to mid 80s southwest.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Partly cloudy east with scattered showers late. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Highs in the 80s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms east. Highs mainly in the 70s.
I have fun
Weather drawing by Abby Selisker of Mrs. Smith's first grade class at St. Francis school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms in the black hills. Highs around 80 far east to near 90 southwest.
Victims of clergy abuse
The birthday dinner will be Tuesday. Salisbury steak will be served. Cost: $6; Bar bingo and basket foods available on Wednesday. Entertainment committee will have burger night on Thursday. Different types of burgers will be available. Friday Night is bar bingo, fine dining and basket foods.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
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