BAXTER - Syvantis Technologies, Baxter, announced the hiring of two consultants, Shawn Rasmussen and Laura Dwyer.
Book World is moving north to Morey's building
Readers can expect an entire new experience at Book World by early next year.
A chance to offer your views on the place where you WORK
The hours. The benefits. The people. Your boss?
He enjoys the adventure of the BIG DEAL
Adventure seeker, multi-million dollar deal maker, son, father, volunteer - and not yet 30 years old.
CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE HONORS
The following students have been named to the spring semester president's list at Central Lakes College:
PEQUOT LAKES HONOR ROLL
The following students have been named to the honor roll at Pequot Lakes High School:
Cass County Board
Meets 6 p.m. Tuesday
Morrison County Board
Meets 8:30 a.m. Tuesday
Pine River-Backus School Board
meets 7 p.m. Monday
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
Little Falls City Council
meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
Brainerd City Council
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
Daniel Dix of WoodSpirit Gardens in Backus will present a landscape design and water features class July 25 at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.
Growing a rain garden
If you have driven down Laurel Street in downtown Brainerd and seen the landscaping in front of the Crow Wing County Judicial Center, you may have wondered what has happened.
NISSWA - The Nisswa Women's Club will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at noon Thursday at Timbermist Restaurant. Elsa and John Windh will present their program "You're Going Where?" This promises to be a beautiful and enlightening program as it is photography and remarks about their recent seven-month stay in Paris and Southern Spain.
A difficult task to put a face on all the children who need partners
The task of writing about a child waiting for a mentor at Kinship Partners is rotated among the six staff members each week. Today is my turn.
Fire destroys garage in northeast Brainerd
A northeast Brainerd garage was a total loss in a fire Thursday.
Letters inform of account info theft
Brainerd area residents receiving a letter from Certegy Check Services Inc. would be wise not to throw it out.
Crosslake reported in stable financial shape
CROSSLAKE - An audit report and accounting review found the city of Crosslake in stable financial health with good reserves.
Report: Good news, bad news for county's children
While there is some good news to report on the well-being of Crow Wing County's children - fewer teen pregnancies and fewer high school dropouts - the number of children living in poverty in the county continues to exceed the state average.
Brainerd soldier injured in Iraq
An Army sergeant from Brainerd recently was injured in Iraq after a mortar shell exploded near him.
ONAMIA - A "Laugh about Life" comedy show at Grand Casino Mille Lacs will benefit a 19-year-old Onamia resident who is being treated for a rare form of cancer.
Comp plan points to growth
CROSSLAKE - Determining how many people will be living in Crosslake in 2025 depends on which projection table is used.
This was Brainerd
An estimated 1,600 people perhaps a 40-year record, consumed four large kettles of Boston baked beans and 150 dozen rolls at Pequot Lake's annual Bean Hole Day on Wednesday.
Moondance Jam's 'Silver Lining'
One of the most fascinating things about Soul Asylum is how normal its career trajectory has been.
COMING THURSDAY IN ENTERTAINMENT
As the July 21 release of "Deathly Hallows" approaches, area "Harry Potter" fans share their predictions for what will happen in the final book.
Brenna's classic car instinct on display
Buying classic cars is almost an intrinsic instinct for Bill Brenna. The 69-year-old Brainerd summer resident has bought 43 vehicles since 1957, 24 of which were brand new.
Ruth Dickey is one of several women who made fresh homemade lefse for Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes.
Gander Mountain buys out Reed's
The top two outdoor retail stores in Baxter will no longer be competitors.
MOONDANCE JAM 2007
Friday at Moondance Ranch near Walker, Moondance Jammers shared with the Dispatch which bands they came to see.
FOURTH ANNUAL BAD BOYZ CAR SHOW
Owners of classic muscle cars love to rev up the engine and peel down a street to show off their car's giddy-up-and-go.
This was Brainerd
JULY 13 - 40 years ago (1967) - Final returns of the 1967 Heart Fund Campaign in Crow Wing county total $3,541 according to Mrs. Gus Frey, county chairman.
Bad Boyz: 2 shows in 1
Spectators watched the movie "Happy Feet" from chairs and cars Friday night at the Gull Drive-In movie theater, which was re-opened for the weekend's Bad Boyz Car Show. The show, headquartered at Brainerd International Raceway, created a sense of nostalgia with the re-opening of the theater, which had been closed since the 1980s.
Attacks on goats linked to cougars on Crow Wing County farm
Evidence of a cougar was discovered south of Brainerd in recent days.
MOONDANCE JAM 2007 - A PHOTO ALBUM
MOONDANCE JAM 2007 | A PHOTO ALBUM
Mary M. Anderson, owner of the Yogastudio in Plymouth, will be a guest instructor Saturday at the Brainerd Family YMCA.
Highway 25 detour planned between Pierz and Brainerd
BAXTER - Motorists will encounter a detour along a 26-mile segment of Highway 25 between Fourth Ave. in Pierz in Morrison County and three-tenths of a mile south of Highway 18 in Crow Wing County.
"I don't think Congress ought to be running the war. I think they ought to be funding the troops."
A garden - and log home - party
HACKENSACK - Union Congregational Church Women's Fellowship invites the public to tour four gardens and a log home during the 2007 Country Living Home and Garden Tour from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Three more file
Two incumbents and one new candidate filed Thursday for the Brainerd School Board. They are current board members Reed Campbell and Ruth Gmeinder and newcomer Mark J. Olson.
Eugene B. Vnuk
LITTLE FALLS - Eugene B. Vnuk, 73-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn. Funeral services for Eugene will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2007, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls with Father Mark Innocenti officiating.
James Jim' Zastrow
James "Jim" Zastrow, age 63, of Brainerd, passed away at home on July 6, 2007. He will be missed by his daughters, Jennifer (Steven) Kuechle and Kerry O'Rourke; grandchildren, Erica, Alex, Ryan, Zach and Hunter; many relatives and friends. A memorial gathering will be at his home on July 22 from noon to 2 p.m.
Eric William Moe
CROSBY - Eric William Moe, age 28, of Crosby, died Friday, July 13, 2007, at his home.
PINE RIVER - Verna Farnum, 85, of Pine River, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2007, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center. Verna was born in Aberdeen, S.D., on March 20, 1922.
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Peggy Sue Mee, 48, passed away July 12, 2007, at her residence on Pelican Lake.
PINE RIVER - Phyllis Newman, age 97, of Pine River, passed away July 11, 2007, at St. Cloud Hospital. She was born in Chicago on April 8, 1910.
Robert Bob' Hendricks
Robert "Bob" Hendricks, 76, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at his home in Brainerd. He was born June 14, 1931, in Todd County, Minn., to Francis and Emma Hendricks. He was a United States veteran who served in the Navy during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, Knights of Columbus and the Disabled American Veterans. He worked at the American Legion in Brainerd before retiring.
Robert 'Bob' Hendricks
Robert "Bob" Hendricks, 76, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at his home in Brainerd. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 16, 2007, at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church. Visitation will be on Sunday, July 15, 2007, from 4-6 p.m. at the Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
OUR OPINION: ELECTION 2008
Sen. John McCain's compounding campaign woes explain why political junkies breathlessly follow presidential politics even though Election Day 2008 is more than a year away.
Stay in touch with your federal lawmakers
Sen. Norm Coleman
Some guy wrote in the other day and took a shot a President George W. Bush because he commuted Scooter Libby's sentence. This preposterous sentence was the result of a long and expensive investigation into a crime that was never committed. W. hasn't done too many things right (We still have the Departments of Education and Housing and Redevelopment, Social Security, illegal aliens by the millions, ethanol plants, AARP and the ACLU.) but commuting Libby's sentence was absolutely the correct action.
Open Forum: Christians must evolve or become extinct
A recent contributor to this feature asserted that atheism is a religion. He is egregiously wrong.
There is a very easy solution to handle all of the rude, obnoxious, selfish people attending the parade. Quit having a parade. There are very few floats. You can see horses at the fair. You can pick up a cheap bag of mixed candy and pull up a chair on any street in town any day of the year and wave as the cars and trucks go by and they will wave back. With the exception of the vets, that's all it is anyway. Problem solved.
Joy of watching phoebes makes up for nest
For the past few weeks I've checked a new phoebe nest on the top log over the garage door. With the aid of a stool I reached into the nest and felt a small, smooth clutch of eggs. Days later I checked again and my fingers touched tiny bare heads. On the next check I felt larger, downy heads.
Marchel photo wins award
Outdoor photographer/writer Bill Marchel of Fort Ripley received national recognition for his photography at the 2007 annual conference of the Outdoor Writers Association of America in Roanoke, Va.
OUT OF CONTROL
IRONTON - From the highest hill in Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area all looks right with the world.
No need for a loan to buy a boatload of muskie gear
Muskie fishermen seem to spend as much time in bait shops as they do on the water. But Lance Christiansen of the Lindy pro staff takes a different approach.
Being a full-time guide puts a damper on tournament fishing
As an everyday fishing guide I don't get to compete in fishing tournaments very often. But I really enjoy it when I do. In a typical year I'll fish in two tournaments: the Camp Confidence Fishing Classic and the Brainerd Walleye Alliance Fall Classic.
Engagement announced - Alyssa Griffin and Andrew Ruble
Alyssa Griffin and Andrew Ruble announce their engagement. Parents are Ray and Deb Griffin, Baxter, and Paul and Janet Ruble, Elk River. A Nov. 23 wedding is planned at The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes.
50th anniversary - Richard and Janet Ruzich
Richard and Janet Ruzich, Baxter, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniverary with a family dinner. They were married July 6, 1957, in Crosby.
40th anniversary - Robert and Susan (Gregg) House
Robert and Susan (Gregg) House, Baxter, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married July 22, 1967.
50th anniversary - Wayne and Carole Carey
Wayne and Carole Carey, Park Rapids, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married July 20, 1957, in Pine River.
50th anniversary - Curt and Sonia Busbey
Curt and Sonia Busbey, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. July 21 at the Busbey's home. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at South Long Lake Presbyterian Church. No gifts please.
Wedding planned - Tara Jo Buckingham and Justin Petrali
Tara Jo Buckingham and Justin Petrali announce their engagement. Parents are Rod and DeeMaris Buckingham, Brainerd, and Dan and Lori Johnson, Pillager, and Bill and Cindy Petrali, Owasso, Okla. A Sept. 22 wedding is planned in Dallas, Texas.
Five generations recently gathered were Jaymie Stimac and Caitlin Mae Stimac, daughters; Angela Isackson, mother; Emily Stevens, grandmother; Peter Probasco, great-grandfather; and Pearl Probasco, great-great-grandmother.
25th anniversary - Greg and Beverly Simmonds
Greg and Beverly Simmonds, Annandale, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on July 22. They were married July 25, 1982, in Brainerd.
90th birthday - Robert Engholm
Robert Engholm, Brainerd, will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center. No gifts please.
90th birthday - Gertrude Hughes
Gertrude Hughes, Brainerd, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. July 22 at the town hall on Legend Lane (across Hwy. 371 from Crow Wing Lake. The event will be hosted by her family. No gifts please.
Wedding planned - Sara Becker and Mike Schultz
Sara Becker and Mike Schultz announce their engagement. Parents are Deb Becker, Kimball, and the late Daryl Becker, and Scott Schultz, Watkins, and Carrie and Rick Johnson, Fort Ripley. A July 20 wedding is planned at the Legacy Golf Course in Brainerd.
Engagement announced - Jessica Simon-Auge and Brandon Van Vliet
Jessica Simon-Auge and Brandon Van Vliet announce their engagement. Parents are Jim Simon and Francine Trumble, St. Paul, and Wayne and Linda Van Vliet, Nisswa. A Sept. 29 wedding is planned in Nisswa.
Wedding planned - JoAnn R. Benson and Thomas R. Loidolt
JoAnn R. Benson and Thomas R. Loidolt announce their engagement. Parents are John and Roberta Benson, Leader, and Beth Loidolt, Little Falls. A Sept. 8 wedding is planned at Cragun's Legacy Golf Course and Conference Center, Brainerd.
50th anniversary - Harold and Bonnie Oanes
Harold and Bonnie Oanes, Baxter and Maple Grove, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family at Cragun's. The event was hosted by their family. They were married April 25, 1957, in Larimore, N.D.
60th anniversary - Basil and Doris LeBlanc
Basil and Doris LeBlanc, Emily, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. July 22 at the Brainerd Armory, 1115 Wright Street, Brainerd.
God is always there
I am thankful that God is a miraculous God! Not only does He do the miraculous, but also He does some very unique miracles.
Blazing their own trail
For the next two weeks, people who frequent the Paul Bunyan Trail could be greeted by an interesting sight.
Gerry Boe posed with his classic car as he prepared for Classic Car Sunday at Crosslake Lutheran.
Romanian anchors Thunder rotation
Romanian sensation Mihai Burlea has anchored the Brainerd Blue Thunder pitching staff with a 3-1 record and 2.06 ERA, which earned him a spot in Wednesday's Northwoods League All-Star Game.
Royalton rolls over Aitkin Legion
AITKIN - Royalton's Shawn Lanners struck out 11 for a 12-2 complete-game victory over the Aitkin American Legion baseball team Thursday.
Vintage girls, Forsberg and Beyer head to state
STAPLES - The Vintage at Staples girls' golf team along with Nick Forsberg of the Vintage and Drake Beyer of Deacon's Lodge advanced to the MGA State junior golf championship with qualifying scores Thursday at the Vintage.
Brainerd varsity wins title at college camp
The Brainerd girls' varsity basketball team defeated Sebeka 54-29 to win the Gold Division championship at the Central Lakes College team basketball camp July 10-11.
The sun also rises
During college, I had a wide variety of different experiences with classmates. Some became my friends for life. Some remained forever strangers. And some I just lost touch with after graduating.
S-M scrapes out two wins
STAPLES - The Staples-Motley Legion baseball team managed just three hits in two games but still was able to sweep Sebeka, winning the first game 1-0 and the second 5-4 Friday.
Brainerd sweeps pair from Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA - The Brainerd sophomore baseball team swept Alexandria 13-11 and 7-1 Wednesday.
U-14 squad takes second
The LAYSA U-14 girls' soccer team placed second July 6-8 at the Burnsville Fire Cup.
U-17 team wins cup
The LAYSA U-17 girls' soccer team won the 29th annual Burnsville Fire Cup U19 Girls' Classic Division 1 championship July 6-8 in Burnsville. LAYSA, which played up a division, defeated Burnsville Fire 1-0, lost to Rochester Euro's 2-0, defeated Bemidji Blizzard 5-0 and then won the championship by defeating the Rochester Euro's 3-1.
Blue Thunder light up St. Cloud in win
The Brainerd Blue Thunder needed just one inning and a little help from Mother Nature to defeat the St. Cloud Riverbats 3-0 in a rain and lightning-shortened game Friday at Mills Field.
Brewster makes believers out of boosters
"Ask yourself what you can do to help us change 40 years of frustration. Ask yourself what you can do to help us win a championship."
Two days, two sweeps for Brainerd
LONGVILLE - Joel Martin and Kevin Peterson each pitched complete-game victories to lead the Brainerd freshmen VFW baseball team to a 5-3, 19-5 sweep over Longville Thursday.
Salo goes unbeaten at Bunyan tourney
Pillager's Mikinzee Salo went 4-0 in round robin play of the girls' 14 year old age group and Anna Browning went 2-1 in the girls' 12 year old age group at the Paul Bunyan Open tennis tournament last weekend.
Berglund keeps his head in the game
Playing on the Minnesota Select Team 16 at the U.S. Hockey National Festival in Rochester, N.Y., literally went straight to Izaak Berglund's head.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Isolated showers early this morning...Then partly sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 70s northeast to lower 80s far south.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Isolated morning showers east. Sunny and warm. Highs from
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms late in the
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of afternoon thunderstorms far north. Highs in the lower to mid 70s. Cooler near lake michigan. Tonight...Showers and thunderstorms north and east central with a chance south and west. Lows in the lower to mid 50s north to lower 60s south.
Let's play ball
Weather drawing by Joel Popp of Mrs. Meyer's third-grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Sunny. Highs 75 northeast to 86 northwest.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Becoming partly to mostly sunny by late morning. Lingering
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms north.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Sunny west to partly cloudy far east. Highs around 80 far east to upper 90s far west.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly sunny. Slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms southwest. Highs in the 80 east...90 to 95 west and central. Tonight...Partly cloudy east...To mostly clear elsewhere. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the black hills...And far east. Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
Summer in the country
Weather drawing by Sophie Stubbs of Ms. Hemstad's third-grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly cloudy. Widely scattered thunderstorms during the
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