BIZ BUZZ: Johnson going back into the retirement field
An area entrepreneur is ready to start a new business based on past experience.
Pine River car dealer buys
PINE RIVER - A Pine River auto dealership is getting power from wind blowing across southwestern Minnesota.
A LOOK BACK AT A PINE RIVER LANDMARK
PINE RIVER - Silbaugh's started 61 years ago in the basement of the Masonic Lodge here.
BACKUS - Rick and Kathy Adams, Backus, were named as one of 12 finalists in the national 2008 PPG Hot Wheels Spectraflame Paint Your Ride Contest.
Region 5 gets AgStar grant
for finishing energy audit
Region Five Development Commission received $5,000 in grant funding from AgStar Financial, toward the completion of a regional energy audit in efforts to access the region's alternative energy assets, to provide a summary of the economical and environmental trade-offs of utilizing identified resources and to identify projects that can be started as a result of the study information.
to 3 calls
The Brainerd Fire Department had two back-to-back calls Friday night and one Saturday morning that it responded to.
THEFT -Mark Rudningen of the Crow Wing County Park Department reported Thursday a theft of a $200 stamped aluminum handicapped access sign to the boat ramp at South Long Lake Community Park.
2 juveniles linked to 2 crimes
CROSSLAKE - Two 17-year-old males were taken into custody Thursday for two separate crimes, reported the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department.
Brainerd School Board
John and Tracine Nedoroscik, Browerville, a girl, Millicent Jean, 9 pounds, 11 ounces, July 5, 2008.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
False alarm at hospital
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a call at 1:35 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Medical Center for what turned out to be a false alarm.
BACKUS - Larry Kostka's annual pig roast will be 4:30 p.m. until gone on July 19 at the Backus American Legion. Cost is $6 a plate.
Deerwood man killed in vehicle accident near Aitkin
AITKIN - A 78-year-old Deerwood man was killed after the van he was driving went off Highway 210 at 8:13 p.m. Friday, four miles west of Aitkin, the State Patrol reported.
2 hurt in vehicle accident near Onamia
ONAMIA - Two St. Paul residents were hurt Friday after the vehicle they were in left the roadway and rolled near Morrison County roads 272 and 51 in Richardson Township near Onamia, the Morrison County Sheriff's Department reported.
Are you willing to give Mitch a little attention?
Do you remember what it was like being picked on in school?
Play therapy helps children work through problems
Many adults would say that play is a waste of time, but it is actually a necessary part of emotional, mental, and physical development for children. Play allows children to use their imagination and fantasy to create new ideas for themselves. At around 18 months, children have the ability to take a symbol outside of themselves and let it represent them. For example, children are able to play with their toes and say "this little piggy went to the market."
Superintendent's secretary ready for last board meeting
She's been a calm and steady behind-the-scenes presence in the Brainerd School District for the past 29 years.
A workshop on "Memory loss: Cognition, personality changes and the family" is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 6 at the Brainerd Public Library conference room.
"I love to work."
Project seeks to hear problems of young adults
What barriers keep some younger adults from community participation?
A walk amid the debris
Crow Wing County Deputy Sheriff Eric Stangler walked along Ojibwa Road in Nisswa Friday night after a severe thunderstorm moved through the lakes area. Fallen trees and power lines blocked the road and left the residents without electricity. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Storm leaves trail of downed trees
One minute Brian Pahl was watching television in his Lake Margaret home on Friday and the next he was knocked to the floor with a hole punched in his roof and debris striking him in the head.
Stephen Hurlbert's last name was spelled incorrectly in a Page 1A story on Wednesday.
Twisted dock reflects wind's fury
An aluminum dock owned by Tom Holbrook on North Long Lake was twisted by high winds Friday. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Do you have the Brainerd lakes area's dirtiest job?
Have you and your co-workers ever wished Mike Rowe from the Discovery Channel series "Dirty Jobs" would stop by your workplace and do a segment about your job?
This was Brainerd
JULY 13 - 30 years ago (1978) - Five hundred balloons were cleared in downtown Brainerd this morning as part of the anniversary celebration. Each balloon carries a certificate that can be redeemed at downtown business places.
Ball seeks seat on county board
Although he'd recently mulled over the idea of running for county board, former Crow Wing County Sheriff Frank Ball said it was an early Friday morning bike ride on the Dewing Highway that clinched the decision for him.
Moose bestow highest honor on Brainerd member
Donald Hardy, Brainerd, a member of Brainerd Lodge No. 1246, Loyal Order of Moose, was one of 146 members of the fraternity summoned to receive the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of the fraternity, the Pilgrim Degree of Merit. The ceremony was in May at the House of God at Mooseheart, Ill.
Moondance Jam escapes brunt of storm
Within a short time after Friday's storm came rolling into the Brainerd lakes area, there were 2,700 residences from Breezy Point to Fort Ripley that lost power, Char Kinzar of Crow Wing Power said Saturday morning.
General store era comes to a close
PINE RIVER - After more than 60 years in Pine River, Silbaugh's Department Store is closing.
Program linking students and jobs considered a success; schools added
Bridges Career Academies and Workplace Connection has affected more than 1,000 students in the first year and added 17 school districts in Year Two.
Get me to the track on time
Two engines revved upon Brainerd International Raceway's racetrack Friday afternoon at the Bad Boyz car show. As expected, both drivers were wearing helmets, but in this unique event, a wedding veil peeked out beneath one.
James D. Way
AITKIN - James Daniel Way, 80, of Aitkin, died Sunday, July 6, 2008, at Oakridge Homes, Aitkin.
Ruby L. Austin
Ruby Loretta Austin, age 85, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at Carefree Living in Brainerd. Arrangements are with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
Bernice K. Hanson
STAPLES - Bernice K. Hanson, age 84, of Staples, passed away at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples early Thursday morning, July 10, 2008. Funeral Mass will be Monday, July 14, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Father Scott Wittkop officiating.
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Melina 'Marie' Roden
Melina "Marie" Roden, 42, of Brainerd, died June 2, 2008, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd. Arrangements are entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
ST. CLOUD - Bertha Bjornoos, 86-year-old resident of St. Cloud, Minn., formerly of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at her home in St. Cloud, Minn. A funeral service for Bertha Bjornoos will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2008, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Little Falls, Minn. A visitation will be held from 4-7p.m. Sunday at Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn., and from 10-11 a.m. on Monday at the church.
RAYMOND - John Rhoda, age 70, of rural Raymond, died on Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Memorial services were at Kerkhoven Lutheran Church in Kerkhoven.
Natalie E. Zimmerman
LITTLE FALLS - Natalie Elissa Zimmerman, infant daughter of Tomas and Amanda (Mayer) Zimmerman of Little Falls, Minn., passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2008. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
Michael M. Knoll
EATON, Ohio - Michael M. Knoll, 85, Eaton, Ohio (formerly of Brainerd), passed away May 8, 2008, at Hospice of Dayton following an extended illness. He was born in Hastings, Minn., to the late Peter and Ann (Tandeski) Knoll.
If we open the reserves we are doing what Albert Camus described as "prolonging the absurd reasoning."
Oil and gas are worth the price
From commentators and columnists, from politicians and the public, we hear the same question. Why are oil and gas prices so high?
How come the Minnesota Department of Transportation can't get the lights timed better on 371 and 210 through town? It's not rocket science. It doesn't make sense that the lights are not timed better to get a free flowing traffic, especially on the weekends when traffic is backed up all the way through the intersections.
OUR OPINION: ADMINISTRATOR
When the Crow Wing County Board's hired Tim Houle as its new county administrator last month it was dealing with, to some extent, a known commodity.
Michael and Kimberly (Daniels) Crozier, formerly of Brainerd, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on July 16. Help them celebrate with a card shower to 2453 Rusty Spur Ct., Rapid City, SD 57703. They were married July 16, 1983, in Brainerd.
Kara Legel and Peter Charles Shaw announce their engagement. Parents are Robert and Kathi Legel, Geneva, Ill., and Liz and Charles Shaw, Brainerd. An Aug. 29 wedding is planned at Bethlehem Lutheran.
Andrea Kleinschmidt and Jeremy Heldt announce their engagement. Parents are William and Jan Kleinschmidt, Brainerd, and Robert and Jill Heldt, Brainerd. A Sept. 20 wedding is planned at The Legacy.
Janelle Johnson and David Bergson were married March 29, 2008, at The Great Hall in Duluth with Chaplain Craig Carlson officiating.
Kirk Patrick and Shirley Smith, Nisswa, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-5 p.m. July 19 at the home of P.J. Smith, north on Hwy. 371. Follow signs from Ojibwa Park Road. The event is hosted by their children. No gifts please. They were married July 19, 1958, in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Veronica Addison and Sgt. Daryl Sanford were married June 21, 2008, at the Cross of Christ Church in Welch with Pastor Bob Albing officiating.
Kevin and Mary Jo Gruber, Baxter, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. They were married July 14, 1973, in Pierz.
Mark and Shirley Muesing will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from noon to 3 p.m. July 19 at Christ Lutheran Church, 13815 Cherrywood Dr., Baxter. Take Hwy. 210 west to Inglewood north. The event will be hosted by their children, spouses and grandchildren. No gifts please. They were married July 20, 1958, in Minneapolis.
Lucille Potvin, lifelong resident of Brainerd, will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. July 15 at Good Samaritan Society-Woodland in Brainerd. No gifts please. She was born July 15, 1908, in Crow Wing County.
Melissa Bierma and Ben Endreson were married Aug. 19, 2007, at Two Rivers Winery in Grand Junction, Colo., with Pastor Ben Garate officiating.
Amanda Bateman and Ryan Husfeldt announce their engagement. Parents are Mark and Natalie Bateman, Merrifield, and Daryl and Shar Husfeldt, Gaylord. An Aug. 2 wedding is planned at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa with the reception to follow at The Lodge in Baxter.
Aline Lins Anderson and David Anderson were married April 16, 2008, at The Ivy Room with Nila Patrick officiating.
Bob and Roxanne Koering, Fort Ripley, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Alaska. They were married on July 9, 1983, in St. Mathias.
A Golden Gopher afternoon
EAST GULL LAKE - Nobody felt worse than Tim Brewster.
It was incorrectly reported in the July 10 Blue Thunder game that Peter Burg earned the save for the Rochester Honkers. The story should have read Adian Kummet earned the save. The Dispatch regrets the error.
Staples secures win
WADENA - Devin Becker pitched and hit the Staples Legion baseball team to a 12-9 victory over Wadena Wednesday.
Express roll over Blue Thunder 8-2
EAU CLAIRE, Wis.. - Nick DeBiasse went deep for the Brainerd Blue Thunder, but it wasn't enough to keep up with the high-scoring Express Friday in Northwoods League baseball.
State forecast for Minnesota
Wind advisory west noon saturday to 7 pm cdt saturday...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Becoming partly cloudy. A chance of lingering showers and thunderstorms south and far east. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s. Cooler near lake superior.
State forecast for S.D.
Wind advisory north mid morning until early evening...
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Thunderstorms likely east early this morning.
State forecast for N.D.
A wind advisory is in effect today statewide...
Fishing is fun
Weather drawing by Annika Christiansen in the Riverside second grade of Mrs. Gramer.
Brainerd area forecasts
Saturday night...Breezy. Partly cloudy. Lows 48 to 53. West winds 15 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph late.
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