Kelli Wegscheid joined Weiser Mueller Associates, Brainerd, as an intern architect.
Green Mill shifts into an expansion mode
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Remember the heyday of Green Mill restaurants in the late 1970s, when customers waited in line to get a taste of Chicago-style deep-dish pizza?
Out with Cafe Giardinos, in with Noodles to Go
Cafe Giardinos, 923 Washington Street, closed its doors last week but tentative plans call for it to reopen Aug. 4 as Noodles to Go, the restaurant's general manager, Dave Morrison said Friday.
They want blonding in bottle
For the last 29 years, Sun-In, which now costs $4.99, has been produced by Chattem, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based company that also produces s
Ice cream social soothes summer heat
CROSSLAKE -- Nothing beats an ice cream cone on a hot July day.
From front yard to the farm yard
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- "A barn really smells, doesn't it?" 9-year-old Eli Livon said as he and seven other young campers approached the barn at Gale Woods Farm.
Books help with grieving for pets
Technically, "Dog Heaven" and "Cat Heaven," both illustrated by Cynthia Rylant (Scholastic, $16.95), are children's books, aimed at ages 4 through 8. But many adults have turned to the primitive drawings and comforting words to help mourn the loss of a pet.
Becky wants a partner, too
My, the summer is flying by! It seems like once the Fourth of July passes, we coast right into back to school.
Pet of the Week
Jethro is a yellow male Lab mix, approximately 1 1/2 years old.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 250. Last Friday: 356. Year Ago Friday: 348. Thursday actual: 422.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 72, a year ago 187.
Ashley Smith, Brainerd, a boy, Michael Blake Garrard, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, July 8, 2003. Grandparents are Pamela Saladino, Brainerd, and Robert Smith, Golconda, Ill.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
A Page 5A story Friday about the Brainerd City Council's closed meeting held Friday should have stated council member Gary Scheeler also was in attendance at that meeting.
Thursday -- 5:15 p.m., Board of Adjustment, Welton Hall in Elks Club building.
Mason holds lead; Watson, Kite fall back
TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) -- Carl Mason shot a 5-under-par 65 Saturday for a one-stroke lead over D.A. Weibring after three rounds at the Senior British Open.
DFL files complaint with campaign finance board over Pawlenty
ST. PAUL -- The state DFL Party filed an ethics complaint against Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Friday over his business ties to telecommunication companies.
State quarter commission takes shape
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Their opinions will be worth more than two bits.
Cancer survivors cheered
For Terri Monroe, the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life is not just a nice event to help raise money for cancer patients. It's an event that has had an impact on her own treatment for cancer.
Men given a 'wake-up call' on health
They are more likely to die of heart disease, cancer and AIDS. They make up the majority of people who drink themselves to death and die in work accidents. And they are less likely to get good medical care.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Victims of clergy abuse
Study: ICU teamwork, goal setting speed recovery
It seems so obvious: Patients in intensive care improve faster if doctors and nurses set specific goals for their recovery. But until two years ago, no one had explicitly tried this approach.
This was Brainerd
JULY 27 - 60 years ago (1943) - Flooded streets and no power highlighted the long downpour that Brainerd received last night as over four inches of rain fell. One of the worst flooded areas occurred at the corner of Sixth and Laurel streets.
Dispatch to take legal action against city for closing meeting
Despite objections raised by The Brainerd Dispatch, the Brainerd City Council met behind closed doors for more than an hour Friday at city hall to discuss the threat of a lawsuit from a local peace group because of its exclusion from the city's Fourth of July parade.
Morrison food shelf to receive grant
LITTLE FALLS -- Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., announced Friday the Morrison County Food Shelf will receive a $25,000 USDA Rural Development grant.
Cass Lake teen charged with manslaughter
CASS LAKE (AP) -- A 16-year-old Cass Lake boy was charged with second-degree manslaughter Friday in the shooting death of a 19-year-old man.
Betty E. Palmer
Betty E. Palmer, long-time resident of Pine River, died Wednesday evening, July 16. She was living at Saint Anthony Park Nursing Home in Saint Paul at the time of her death.
Thomas G. Merz
BAXTER -- Thomas G. Merz, age 46, of Baxter, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at the St. Cloud VA Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.
Robin L. Coopes
Robin L. Coopes, 41, Brainerd, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at home.
CROSBY -- Doris Leslie, age 86, of Crosby, died July 25, 2003, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake.
Albert G. 'Al' Riesner
Albert G. "al" Riesner, 66, Brainerd, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2003 at Fairview University Hospital, Minneapolis, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Constance Richardson, 79, of Brainerd, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Betty Lou Billman
Betty Lou Billman, age 73, resident of Brainerd, died Saturday, July 26, at St. Joseph's Medical Center. Arrangements are with the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
Obituaries are a paid service of The Brainerd Dispatch Advertising Department and also appear online.
Roger W. Larson
A celebration of life was held March 15 for Roger W. Larson who passed away March 4, 2003, at Lake Tahoe, Calif. He w
DeEtta M. Peltier
Peltier, DeEtta M., age 63 of Brainerd, formerly of New Hope, died July 7, 2003, tragically in an auto accident.
Did you know that there is a plan to build a new facility in Breezy Point which would house a new fire department and an expanded police force? Did you know the proposed budget for this facility is between $1.5 and $1.7 millio
The Dispatch's editorials
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
I wish to thank all those who helped at the two ballfield concession stands in Nisswa during this past summer. Everyone did a good job. The profits will help us get lighted fields. Thank you again.
Help our soldiers
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Washington Post:
For weeks on end we keep reading from the same people on the same subjects, super Wal-Mart, peace marches and abortions. Getting boring. I have some concerns of my own. We have beautiful biking trails, why are you still using our roads? The trails are for bikers, walkers and Rollerblading. Use them. They're safer for you and me. ... Using cell phones while driving. How can you dial, talk and watch the road?
Minnesota News Council can help readers
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
The uranium flap - Dispatch Editorial
President George W. Bush, under fire for including questionable intelligence data in his State of the Union speech, received support from an unlikely source last week -- Bill Clinton.
North Country calendar
Aug. 1 -- Deer hunting licenses go on sale
COOPERATION AT ITS BEST
When I saw the 13 people, I wondered if the day's event could happen without a hitch or without stepping on toes.
Skarlis joins the ranks of the PWT elite
WALKER -- With three Professional Walleye Trail wins on board, Tommy Skarlis' vision alternates between the windshield and the rear view mirror.
Learn to land the big fish or lose them the hard way
Everyone wants to catch a big fish. That's what we go fishing for. And everyone, it seems, has their own story of hooking and losing a gargantuan fish and losing it. It's a game; we try to catch them, they try to break our hearts.
Summer largemouths are as explosive as the Fourth of July
Mike Weinkauf is a Minnesota transplant who hails from Illinois and Iowa. Maybe that's why the vice president of Babe Winkelman Productions is bit by the Northwood's walleye bug primarily during the winter. During the remainder of the year Weinkauf chases largemouth bass.
New permit procedures lead to questions from hunters
Last week the DNR announced it's doing away with the lottery application process for either-sex deer permits in much of the state. Hunters in many areas will be able to take a deer of either sex with an over-the-counter license.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Col. Mike Hamm was sworn in at the Capitol Monday to lead the DNR's enforcement division. Minnesotans should expect some changes, Hamm said.
Largemouth bass fishing is great in all area lakes in the weeds; use spinnerbaits, sucker minnows, or plastics. Walleye action is good in the early morning and evenings with fish being found in 15 to 32 feet of water.
Ronald and Della Johnson
Ronald and Della Johnson, Baxter, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with family. They were married July 30, 1938.
Ahnna Hoffman and Chet Karsnia were married May 24, 2003, at St. Francis of Assisi Church of Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Bob and Rita Novick
Bob and Rita Novick, Cheyenne, Wyo., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family reunion in Cheyenne beginning today. Bob Novick was born in Brainerd and his mother, Helen Novick, lives in Baxter.
Andrew Conrad and Ellie Segler
Andrew Conrad and Ellie Segler announce their engagement. Parents are Joe and Kathy Conrad, Faribault, and Tom and Diane Segler, Brainerd. An Oct. 4 wedding is planned at St. Francis Church in Brainerd.
James and Bernadine (Stavish) Thesing
James and Bernadine (Stavish) Thesing, Brainerd, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married July 20, 1953, in Flensburg.
Pam Davis and Greg Ohman
Pam Davis and Greg Ohman announce their engagement. An August wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Kim Wallace Hutson and Jeremy Lanning were married July 11, 2003, at the groom's parents' house in Brainerd with Darrell Paske officiating.
Penni Blomberg and Kevin Dotzler
Penni Blomberg and Kevin Dotzler announce their engagement. Parents are Steve and Alice Blomberg, Emily, Cliff and ReNae Bolduc, Brainerd, and Bill and Linda Dotzler, Aitkin. A Sept. 20 wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Shelly Munson and Gerald Sandberg Jr.
Shelly Munson and Gerald Sandberg Jr. announce their engagement. Parents are Larry and Lisa Evenson, Jenkins, and Gerald and Judy Sandberg Sr., Pine River. An Oct. 25 wedding is planned at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes.
Chuck and Debbie Albrecht
Chuck and Debbie Albrecht, Merrifield, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house at their home Aug. 2. The event will be hosted by their children, Adam and Leah. They were married Aug. 5, 1978, in Brainerd.
Brenda Charmoli and Michael Jentsch were married Feb. 15, 2003, at First English Lutheran Church in Menahga with Steven Bruer officiating.
Jennifer Abear and Matt Oseland
Jennifer Abear and Matt Oseland announce their engagement. Parents are Ron and Denise Abear, Brainerd, and Rick and Joan Oseland, Brainerd. A Sept. 13 wedding is planned at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd.
Doug and Bev Copa
Doug and Bev Copa, Baxter, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married July 27, 1963.
Floyd Britton will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Oak Lawn Town Hall.
Ray and Etta Flicek
Ray and Etta Flicek, Brainerd, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married July 31, 1943, in Killeen, Texas.
Doug and Gail Wannebo
Doug and Gail Wannebo, Manhattan Beach, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 2, 1973.
Holly Johnson and Tim Just
Holly Johnson and Tim Just announce their engagement. Parents are Bev Just, Aitkin, and the late Bill Just, and Dale and Becky Johnson, Deerwood. A Sept. 13 wedding is planned at Calvary Westside Church in Aitkin.
Start your bike
Up to now, Ken Martin has had a bumpy start to his young career.
BIR Big Race results
Spracklin takes shootout
Friday's $37,500 ET Shootout at Brainerd International Raceway's Big Race event, came down to two friends with a long history of competition.
Andreotti investigation to remain under wraps until Aug. 8
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Details of an investigation swirling around the abrupt resignation of Minnesota's top military official will remain sealed until Aug. 8, Gov. Tim Pawlenty's office said Friday.
High-end unemployment checks to get bigger
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Come August, some weekly unemployment checks will get a bit bigger.
Small-town feel drives St. Joseph
ST. JOSEPH -- Want to live in a city with a small-town feel that's close to St. Cloud?
Minneapolis to close libraries for nine days
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A budget cut will force Minneapolis public libraries to close for nine days near the end of the summer.
Wellstone bumper stickers stir debate
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The late Sen. Paul Wellstone apparently remains a divisive political figure nine months after the plane crash that claimed his life during his 2002 re-election campaign.
Capitol tour to cost students $2
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota school groups used to get free tours of the state Capitol. Not anymore.
Brainerd Parks and Recreation
Men's MS1 Softball
Hard of hearing coach isn't short on inspiration
Baseball is a game of signs.
Stock Car Racing
The Brainerd Blast 12-and-under slowpitch softball team won the MSF ASA state championship in Sauk Rapids July 10. The Blast also won the USSSA and ASA state titles.
Redebaugh shares NFL experience with youth baseball players
The National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont 14-and-under baseball tournament kicked off Friday night with food and a celebrated guest speaker.
Baxter Parks and Recreation
BABE RUTH MUSTANGS
The Brainerd 13-and-under baseball team went 4-2 and placed second at the Class B Minnesota State baseball tournament.
Twins rally to edge Indians
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Doug Mientkiewicz would like to go against the norm and give Minnesota's starting pitchers some early leads.
Canning spam to take act of Congress
When I left work one night last week, my business e-mail in-box was empty. When I logged in from home three hours later to start this column, there were eight messages -- six of them spam. My favorite bore the salutation: "'Lose that gut and fat butt." Like I don't get enough of that from my family.
AOL Journals' to bring new world to 'blogosphere'
The "blogosphere" may never be the same after America Online releases free blog-publishing software to its 34 million members this summer.
Camera Key Ring makes a light load, decent digital photos
Carrying a camera of any size can be inconvenient, especially if you like to take pictures everywhere you go. The Philips Digital Camera Key Ring solves the heavy camera syndrome.
Whale of a good time
Weather drawing by Meghan Anderson in the Riverside School second-grade class of Mrs. Gramer.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms west and south. Highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny. Highs in 80s.
Iowa state forecast
Heat advisory far southwest today...
Showers in the Southeast, Southwest; midsummer heat in Midwest
Showers and thunderstorms dampened much of the Southeast on Friday, while the West and Midwest continued to bake in midsummer heat.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 80s.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms east and south. Highs from the upper 70s northeast to the upper 80s south.
7 p.m. Tuesday at the Brainerd Legion, music by Jim Armstrong; 1 p.m. Wednesday at Waukenabo. Music by Gary Martin; and 1 p.m. Friday at the Deerwood Legion. Music by Gary Martin.
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