Ex-CI teacher's insurance request denied
CROSBY -- A former English teacher in the Crosby-Ironton School District was denied a health insurance request as sought in a grievance he filed under the Crosby-Ironton teacher master agreement.
Crosby-Ironton works on building plans
CROSBY -- Building design and floor plans for the schools in the Crosby-Ironton School District are coming together.
MINNEAPOLIS(AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 110, a year ago 206.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimate: 400. Last Monday: 432. Year Ago Monday: 363. Friday actual: 298.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle estimate: 700. Last Tuesday: 758. Year ago Tuesday: 885. Monday actual: 484.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 301, a year ago 331.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
Contact your federal lawmakers
Sen. Norm Coleman
Andrew F. Mahoney, 40, Northumberland, Pa., and Sara A. Grady, 31, Marion, Iowa.
Lag putting, practice methods that can help
Lag putting is something that has come about due to the technological improvements in maintenance equipment for golf course care.
Cragun's seeks teams for Gophers fund-raiser
The Save Gopher Sports Campaign, that surpassed the $2.7 million mark in January, was necessary to keep the University of Minnesota men's and women's golf and men's gymnastics teams afloat.
Pine Meadows briefs
After a one-week absence, Dettbarn returned to the top of the standings in the men's twilight golf league at Pine Meadows on July 24.
Mitchell Means of Brainerd shot rounds of 80 and 76 to finish with a 156 and place fourth in the 14-under AAU Junior National Championship on July 19-20 in Kingsport, Tenn.
Pine Meadows champions
2002 -- Dan Vickerman
Wildwedge finds its niche as a Par 3 course
JENKINS -- Todd Beyer has never worked on a golf course, or for that matter, in the golf business
Guthrie still profitable, but attendance, funds down
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Guthrie Theatre squeezed out its seventh consecutive operating surplus during the 2002-03 fiscal year, but saw season subscriptions and total attendance dip and watched the theater's endowment plunge more than $8.5 million.
Three Minnesota districts awarded school safety grants
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Three Minnesota school districts will share more than $4.6 million in federal grants for school safety initiatives, a good-sized portion of the $41.9 million awarded nationwide Monday by the U.S. Department of Education.
Lynching monument planned for Duluth
NEW ULM (AP) -- One of the darkest moments in Minnesota history occurred in Duluth on June 15, 1920, when a mob of people broke into the city jail, grabbed six black men being held in the rape of a white girl, and lynched three of them on a lamp post.
Two Harbors' tugboat returns after hiatus
TWO HARBORS (AP) -- A 107-year-old icon of northeastern Minnesota is getting ready to strut her stuff again.
'Burn' to be wild
The line of motorcycles stretched for a quarter mile of the Brainerd International Raceway track as they lined up to leave on the first Rally Up North for Confidence Learning Center and Muscular Dystrophy.
Old Timers' Day, parade among Crosslake Centennial events
CROSSLAKE -- Area residents and visitors are invited to celebrate "Crosslake Old Timer's Day" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Log Village in Crosslake in commemoration of the Crosslake centennial this year.
Snapshot in time
CROSSLAKE -- An old school report recently discovered in Crosslake has turned into a remarkable historical find for the Crosslake Area Historical Society.
Central Lakes College on Aug. 14-16 will offer training for dental professionals who administer anesthesia and sedation.
Mentoring programs seeking more male participants
DULUTH (AP) -- Twelve-year-old Mikie Bridges is a pretty quiet kid.
Memories of one-room schoolhouse sought for reunion
There are vivid memories of winter walks and of school plays put on behind makeshift curtains. And bonds formed between country children in a one-room schoolhouse in rural Brainerd have lasted lifetimes.
Bena woman sentenced to 30 years for beating death
WALKER -- A 20-year-old Bena woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for her role in the beating death of a Shakopee man.
Florence Nelson (left), Brainerd, and John Ehlert, Ideal Township were selected July 17 as the 2003 Crow Wing County Senior Citizens of the Year.
Crosby votes to phase out dispatch center
In 90 days, the Crosby Police Department dispatch center will be no more.
This was Brainerd
JULY 29 - 20 years ago (1983) - So you think it's easy to raise turkeys just put out some feed, watch 'em grow into plump Thanksgiving turkeys and then rake in the money. Not by a long shot says Dick Cook, who has been raising the birds since boyhood at his 500-acre turkey ranch near Nisswa.
September trial scheduled in death of Brainerd teen
The trial of Darrick Bellecourt, the 18-year-old man accused in the Oct. 13 murder of a 15-year-old Brainerd boy, is set to begin Sept. 8.
A nostalgic look at downtown Brainerd
Just back from the war in 1946, Jim Alderman leaned on the counter of his father's store on Laurel Street, Alderman and Maghan Furniture, and looked out the store window.
Making a splash
Anthony Johnson of Merrifield splashed in the cool water of Pelican Lake at Pelican Beach Tuesday afternoon. As the temperatures hit the 80s residents flocked to area beaches.
An old school report recently discovered in Crosslake has turned into a remarkable historical find for the Crosslake Area Historical Society. Read about this school project in Neighbors.
Garrison man dies in accident
GARRISON -- A 43-year-old Garrison man died as a result of a two-vehicle accident Tues-day on Highway 18, at Katrine Drive, five miles west of Garrison.
Milaca girl dies of rare blood infection
A 19-year-old Milaca girl who planned to enroll at St. Cloud Technical College this fall and had dreams of becoming an artist has died of a rare meningitis-related blood infection.
70-year-old Pine River man leads area police on chase
A 70-year-old Pine River man is in custody today after leading police officers on a pursuit Monday night through the cities of Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and Breezy Point.
An evening run
Angie Mattke, Spicer, ran full stride on the Paul Bunyan Trail Monday night.
This was Brainerd
JULY 30 - 80 years ago (1923) - A run-a-way team demolished the wagon to which they were hitched in a mad dash down South Sixth street, bringing to mind frequent occurrences of this nature before the days of the automobile.
Off to the races
"Seabiscuit" goes for the crown. Does it win, place or show? Read our movie review in Thursday's Tempo section.
The Crow Wing County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition will meet 3-4:30 p.m. Aug. 7 in the University of Minnesota Extension Office meeting room in the Crow Wing County Courthouse in Brainerd.
Field of playing
Bradley Appelhanz, 7, of Topeka, Kan., played underneath the bleachers during a NBC "Hap" Dumont tournament game on Tuesday.
Crosslake OKs 2 a.m. bar closing
CROSSLAKE -- Bars in Crosslake will have the option to stay open until 2 a.m.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Glenwood Lovegreen, age 84, of Pequot Lakes, died Monday, July 28, 2003, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River. Born Sept. 22, 1918, in Beltrami County to Oldies and Irene Lovegreen. He is surviv
Maria J. Johnson
Maria J. Johnson, 93, Brainerd, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Ralph P. Fredrickson
LAKE SHORE -- Ralph P. Fredrickson, age 82, of Lake Shore, died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Ralph Philip Fredrickson was born May 23, 1921, in Faribault to Philip and Tina (Dahl) Fredrickson.
LITTLE FALLS -- Frank Wyrwicki, age 99, of Little Falls, Minn., formerly of Flensburg, Minn., passed away Sunday, July 27, 2003, at St. Otto's Care Center.
Betty Darlene McMullen
ONAMIA -- Betty Darlene McMullen, 77-year-old resident of Onamia, Minn., passed away Saturday, July 26, 2003, in Brainerd, Minn. Funeral services will be held at
Donovan 'Don' Kraushaar
HACKENSACK -- Donovan "Don" Kraushaar, age 70, of Hackensack, passed away suddenly on Monday, July 28. He was born July 26, 1933, in Blue Earth County to Lee and Hazel (Campbell) Kraushaar.
Albert Henry Pietz
Albert Henry Pietz was born Sept. 9, 1918, to Emma and Emil Pietz and arrived in heaven July 25, 2003. He lived and farmed his whole life in the Pillager area.
DeEtta M. Peltier
DeEtta M. Peltier, age 63, of Brainerd, formerly of New Hope, died July 7, 2003, tragically in an auto accident.
Thomas G. Merz
BAXTER -- Thomas G. Merz, age 46, of Baxter, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at the St. Cloud VA Hospital. Funeral services will be
RIDGECREST, Calif. -- Myrlan Handeland, 75, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Bridgeport, Calif.
CROSSLAKE -- Margaret Holtze, age 73, of Crosslake, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Arrangements are pending at this time with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Crosslake.
I am somewhat perplexed to see the great length at which the newspaper media will give a full page to anything you feel worthwhile when it comes to the Catholic Church -- especially if it sounds scandalous. I want equal time and space!
The Highway 210 road construction project, which cuts through the heart of a large segment of Brainerd and Baxter's retail center, has created a bit of a mess in those two cities this summer.
Why we're suing
Why does The Brainerd Dispatch intend to take legal action against the city of Brainerd for closing a meeting?
I would like to take time to add some information missing from the article in Wednesday, July 23, 2003, paper on the issue of the county's dog ordinance. I think it's important that the citizens of Crow Wing County know that the county is considering repealing the dog ordinance to eliminate the cost.
Pawlenty needs to be accountable
Minnesotans are hardworking, honest people who elect leaders who emulate the high standards we hold dear. But, during the past weeks, Minnesotans have seen more of the shadiness that surrounded Gov. Pawlenty's campaign and continues to surround his office.
The Washington Street detour has brought about a lot of changes. Changes, that as drivers, we should be aware of. If you'll notice, a lot of streets that used to have stop signs don't anymore. There's a reason for that. Pay attention. Don't stop unless there's a sign, a light or a cop telling you to do so. If you choose to make those unnecessary stops, be prepared. You'll hear honking and you may see someone shaking their fist.
Lessard sentenced to four years
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) -- Brett Lessard, a former state senator's son, was sentenced to four years in prison for the shooting death of a 20-year-old friend.
Probe chairwoman acknowledges filing incorrect disclosure reports
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A week before she is set to lead hearings that will explore, in part, whether Gov. Tim Pawlenty properly filed economic disclosure reports, a DFL senator acknowledged that she didn't properly file her own.
Bush coming to Minnesota next month as re-election campaign gears up
ST. PAUL (AP) -- President Bush will bring his re-election campaign to Minnesota next month, and political experts suspect the state will see a lot more of him between now and November 2004.
Pawlenty hosts education symposium
ALEXANDRIA (AP) -- The challenges of greater Minnesota schools got Gov. Tim Pawlenty's attention during a symposium he led Wednesday at an Alexandria middle school.
Crowd helps subdue suspect in bungled jewelry store robbery
STILLWATER (AP) -- His sister and his girlfriend had been on his back, telling him to get a job and make some money. But authorities say William E. Ziemer tried to take a short cut to cash, bungled it, and is likely to land in prison instead.
Osakis woman held after allegedly attempting to drown son
OSAKIS (AP) -- An Osakis woman was being held Thursday after allegedly trying to drown her young son.
Administration's tax cut sales tour turns into a listening tour
ROCHESTER -- An administration bus tour aimed at selling the benefits of President Bush's latest tax cuts turned into a listening tour as Cabinet members heard heartfelt expressions of concern about the massive loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs.
Secrecy accord leaves commissioner in hot water
ST. PAUL -- In one of his first official acts, Commerce Commissioner Glenn Wilson made a written promise not to tell the press or talk to national regulators about a $100,000 settlement reached with an insurance company accused of deceiving Minnesota seniors.
Comeback kids VFW notches two wins in District 6 tournament
When a game is hanging in the balance, the Brainerd VFW baseball team likes to have Brady Prince at bat.
Two Illinois teams survive Monday's tourney action
Four teams advanced in the winners' bracket of the National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont 14-under World Series on Monday in Brainerd.
Another battle won Hap Dumont player overcomes tumor
The unique thing about baseball is that when you watch it from the stands, you have no choice but to be mesmerized by the skills of the players on the field.
Brainerd surprises Texas, but knocked out by Topeka
Brainerd's tournament of contradictions came to an end Tuesday afternoon against the Topeka Gorillas as the Warriors lost 2-0 in the National Baseball Congress "Hap Dumont" 14-under World Series.
Sue Kieffer of Nisswa won the Mixed 50 doubles title with Tim LaVoi of St. Cloud in the NMRA Masters International Championships July 23-26 at the Highway 100 Northwest Club in Minneapolis.
The Cellular 2000 Chargers 35-older baseball team rallied in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Perham 4-3 last week.
New Ulm beats Warriors 9-7
Brainerd's airtight defense from Sunday imploded as the Warriors lost 9-7 at the hands of New Ulm Monday in the National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont 14-under World Series at Mills Field.
Ohio, Illinois teams in winners' bracket
Cincinnati Morgenroth and the Rolling Meadows (Ill.) Travelers advanced to the winners' bracket of the National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont World Series in Brainerd.
Explosion compete at World Series
The Brainerd Explosion 14-under girls' slow-pitch softball team was eliminated in the second round of last weekend's United States Specialty Sports Association World Series in Moore, Okla.
Wolves to open season vs. Bucks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- New Timberwolves point guard Sam Cassell won't have to wait long to face his old team.
Chamberlain aims to make best of suspension
MANKATO -- Minnesota Vikings tight end Byron Chamberlain got some bad news this summer, learning that a positive test for the herbal stimulant ephedra -- a violation of the league's policy on banned substances -- got him a four-game suspension to start the regular season.
Hyper Hovan hoping to lead Vikes' D to success
MANKATO -- With his shoulder-length, red-orange hair and collection of dark blue tattoos, Minnesota's Chris Hovan looks like an outlaw biker and plays like there's a Harley-Davidson revving in his chest.
Twins call up Michael Restovich
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins recalled outfielder Michael Restovich from Triple-A Rochester on Monday and optioned first baseman Justin Morneau to the International League club.
Lynx fall to Comets
HOUSTON (AP) -- Janeth Arcain scored a season-high 20 points and Tina Thompson added 16 to lead the Houston Comets to a 73-58 victory over the Lynx on Tuesday night.
McKinnie hungry for a full season
MANKATO -- Bryant McKinnie's teammates and coaches with the Minnesota Vikings were barraged during last year's training camp with questions about his holdout.
Turnovers will be key to Vikings' season
MANKATO -- A big reason why the Minnesota Vikings started 3-10 last year was an inability to hang on to the ball or take it away from their opponents.
Wolves, Madsen agree to terms
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves added depth to their front line Monday with the signing of free agent forward Mark Madsen, who left the Los Angeles Lakers after three seasons.
Wild sign free agent Chouinard
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Free agent center Marc Chouinard signed with the Minnesota Wild on Monday.
Twins' bullpen woes continue against Orioles
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jay Gibbons frustrated Minnesota through the first six innings. The Twins' bullpen did it over the final three.
Fog rose over a pond in Nisswa.
Scenic Byway Association contest announced
Competing and winning -- it was as much a part of Paul Bunyan's logging camp life as eating piles of flapjacks.
Summit to explore the attraction of rural Minnesota
Jane Leonard understands the mysterious force that keeps people in rural Minnesota, lures them back after they've left or calls them for the first time to the country's woods, waters and small-town rhythms.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms north remainder of this morning....Then a chance of showers and thunderstorms all areas this afternoon. Highs in the 70s north and in the lower 80s south.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...A chance of morning thunderstorms...Then partly sunny and breezy west. Increasing morning clouds...Then numerous thunderstorms from late morning on into the afternoon...A few storms possibly severe east. Highs 75 to 85.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly to partly sunny with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs 85 to 95.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny west. Mostly cloudy with scattered afternoon thunderstorms east. Highs 75 to 85.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly or mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely southwest and south central...A chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms northwest...With a slight chance of thunderstorms northeast. Highs in the mid to upper 70s along lake michigan to the upper 80s far west.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Sunny west. Becoming partly cloudy east. Slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms...Mainly northeast. Highs from the upper 70s northeast to the upper 80s southwest.
Follow the leader
Weather drawing by Kalai Rohde of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
Iowa state forecast
Rest of today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the 80s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Increasing cloudiness northwest with thunderstorms developing this afternoon. Partly cloudy northeast and central with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Mostly sunny south. Highs from the upper 70s north to the upper 80s south.
Iowa state forecast
Rest of today...Partly sunny. Scattered thunderstorms central and east. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.
Weather drawing by Madeline Pike of Mrs. Smith's first grade class at St. Francis school.
Industrial Park Commission to meet Thursday
BAXTER -- The Baxter Industrial Park Commission will meet 8 a.m. Thursday at Baxter City Hall.
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