Porsche back on track
TORONTO -- The cop, a full-metal-jacketed member of the Ontario Provincial Police, walked up to the car, pushed his cap back and said, "New toy?"
Chryslers prove easy for readers to guess
I think Chrysler vehicles are getting too easy for my readers to guess.
Saturn adds sporty Ion Red Line Coupe
Despite its name, the new-for-2004 Saturn Ion Red Line Quad Coupe isn't offered with red exterior paint. Black, silver and blue are the only factory colors available.
Our picks for this weekend and the week ahead
"The Bourne Supremacy" -- Seamlessly resuming the tale of the amnesiac assassin from "The Bourne Identity," Matt Damon's sequel overcomes a couple of distracting flaws to deliver another solid thrill ride. The story is a bit muddled, while director Paul Greengrass' use of handheld cameras constantly in motion results in herky-jerky movement that obscures some of the action. But the movie's generally a smart, classy alternative to dumb summer thrillers. Damon's Bourne goes on a mission that's part revenge, part redemption after shady Russians frame him for the murders of two American agents. Franka Potente, Joan Allen, Brian Cox and Julia Stiles provide able support to Damon's ominously brooding lead. PG-13 for violence and intense action and for brief language. 108 minutes. Three stars out of four.
Don't wake me up until 2009
It's not the best of times and it's not the worst of times, but it sure is a boring time. In the world of entertainment, at least, 2004 is shaping up to be about as memorable as, well, "Catwoman," "North Shore" and the pop stylings of JoJo.
Entrants sought for county fair talent show
The Crow Wing County Fair's annual talent show will be Aug. 6 on the Mills Free Stage. The contest is open to amateur entertainers only.
Upcoming arts and entertainment events
Ostrowski's paintings on display at Matthies' Gallery
Tweaked recipe for London broil is great on the grill
I picked up London broil steaks one day at the grocery store and wasn't quite sure how I was going to prepare them. I did a little recipe research and tweaked the recipe to end up with a pretty tasty recipe for the grill.
A four-ingredient dinner
If you still need persuading it's worth doing, bear in mind, too, that this is a low-fat dish; its tangy flavor and nutty texture promise really good taste, and lemon for summer sounds so fresh.
Get juiced and feel good about it
Wine may be the headline-grabbing health tonic du jour, but don't dismiss juice, which is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, suggests Self magazine.
Brush pesticides, bacteria from foods
If it's not pesticides on peaches then it's salmonella on scallions.
Joshua James Martin, 20, Backus, was sentenced for felony receiving stolen property to 30 days jail, fined $500 and placed on five years supervised probation.
THEFTS -- Edward Rathey, 100 block of Kelly Rae Road, Wednesday reported theft from vehicle.
Kory and Nicole (Smith) Peterson, Baxter, a girl, Kamryn Nicole, 7 pounds, 14 ounces, July 12, 2004. Grandparents are Bruce and Phyllis Peterson, Fergus Falls, and Nancy Kucera, Duluth.
As a result of incorrect information provided to the Dispatch, a Hubbard County accident story on Page 4A Wednesday wrongly said a driver was under the influence of alcohol.
Woman injured in two-vehicle crash
A Brainerd woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday on South Sixth Street, the Brainerd police reported.
Court of Appeals rejects appeals
WALKER -- The future for Gullview on Gull Lake remains murky.
Claudia Allene, 49, Nisswa, was sentenced for gross misdemeanor DUI to 30 days jail, placed on three years supervised probation and fined $890.
Car fire reported
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a car fire at 5:08 p.m. Thursday at the wayside rest at North Long Lake, along Highway 371. No injuries were reported.
Charles and Erin (Simons) Leibold, Brainerd, a boy, Wyatt William, 8 pounds, 7.5 ounces, July 9, 2004. Grandparents are Brian and Terry Bock, Brainerd, Greg and Kelly Simons, Bend, Ore., and Sue Leibold and Steve Merriman, Brainerd.
High stakes debate over tomatoes
Everyone knows tomato vines grow best with support, but methods differ with every gardener.
Make your grass happy and healthy
* Your grass needs sunlight to grow. Check that trees aren't shading too much of your lawn, causing grass to die. If so, trim branches.
Cut back leggy annuals
Annuals that have grown leggy should be cut back by about half to encourage new branching and more bushy growth.
HACKENSACK -- Twin Cities residents Joan and Stan Kumpula began looking for their retirement property in 1964, two years after they were married, because Stan had developed a love for muskie fishing.
Roach joins Edina Realty
Be careful with old layers of paint
Shabby chic decor, with its informal style and pastel tones, lends itself well to children's rooms.
Ban the bugs
Rest assured we're still in for a summer of insects, invading our outdoor parties, sampling food, diving into drinks and trying our patience.
Trim shrubs, trees carefully
Shrubs and small trees that have become too dense may be trimmed carefully to open up their branches and restore sunlight to shaded garden beds.
Panel urges safeguards for biofoods
The federal government and industry should step up efforts to spot potential hazards in all genetically modified foods before they reach the marketplace, a National Research Council panel concluded Tuesday.
CDC: Record high child vaccinations, but more needed
WASHINGTON -- About 79 percent of the nation's toddlers are getting vaccinated on time, a record level but not yet good enough, especially in pockets of the country where inoculations lag, federal health officials reported Thursday.
Company recalls eyelash curlers that can detach
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The W.E. Bassett Company is recalling 220,000 eyelash curlers because the plastic handles can detach and cause injury to the eyes and face.
A year later, young doctors working less, but growing pains persist
Doctors fresh out of medical school are working fewer hours compared to their predecessors, thanks to new rules that went into effect a year ago curbing duty time.
The Crow Wing County Board will host a public hearing 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Breezy Point City Hall to discuss the operation of all-terrain vehicles in county road right-of-way.
COMING SUNDAY IN NORTH COUNTRY
Learning to fly
A working vacation
They arrived in Brainerd on Sunday, ready to work.
Lucky the cat getting luckier
The outpouring of community support for Lucky the cat has overwhelmed Lucky's rescuer, Jenny Larson.
Stephanie Zak pleads to felony child neglect in death of 2-year-old Dakota Zak
Stephanie Zak pleaded guilty to felony child neglect and received a 10-year suspended prison sentence in a Virginia court Tuesday.
Against all odds
The second annual former Potlatch workers reunion will be Saturday and Sunday at St. Mathias Park. Bring campers, tents, trailers and stay over. There will be a potluck and hog roast at 5 p.m. Saturday. There also will be a potluck breakfast Sunday morning. Cost is $5 per person or $10 per family.
It's fairly hectic
It's that time of year again. It's time for the Crow Wing County Fair.
Battling brain cancer
Lucky the cat is recovering nicely
Lucky the cat has become a celebrity at Lakeland Veterinary Hospital.
Dispatch presses ahead
Brainerd Dispatch pressman Darin Young (left) and press foreman Pat Sprenger inspected the first copies that rolled off the new four-high press unit (far left) at the Dispatch Wednesday.
This was Brainerd
JULY 29 - 30 years ago (1974) - A total of 51 members of the 1934 graduating class of Washington High School gathered at the Brainerd Country Club July 20 for their 40-year class reunion. Two teachers, Mildred Chalberg and William Dammann were guests.
COMING FRIDAY IN HOUSING
Mary Lienke (left) and Ellen Hostetler, both employees of The Treehouse near Pequot Lakes, were among Brainerd lakes residents attending the Nisswa Garden Club's 66th annual Garden Show Wednesday at the Lutheran Church of the Cross. This year's theme was "Through the Garden Gate."
This was Brainerd
JULY 30 - 80 years ago (1924) - The Brainerd Country Club has an interesting tournament scheduled for Saturday, in which $10 worth of prizes, including a $5 golf bag are to be awarded.
COMING SUNDAY IN SPORTS
Pequot Lakes attorney has front row seat at convention
BOSTON -- Pequot Lakes attorney Don Bye has the best seat in the house at the Democratic National Convention.
COMING FRIDAY IN SPORTS
Court backs DNR in case dealing with trail ownership
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota State Supreme Court ruled Thursday that 2 miles of former railroad beds along the Paul Bunyan State Trail belong to the state, not to private landowners.
PINE RIVER -- Dorothy Whitt, age 89, of Pine River, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at her home. Dorothy was born April 3, 1915, in Pine River to Morris and Alma (Hall) Cromett. Grandparents were Pine River pioneers Goldie and Bill Cromett and Jessie and Herbert Hall.
Levona Kraklau, 87, of Brainerd, died July 26, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Levona was born March 26, 1917, in Loose Creek, Mo., daughter of Henry and Mary (Lock) Bescheinen. The family moved to Harding when Levona was very young. She attended school at Harding, graduating from eighth grade. On Nov. 14, 1942, she was united in marriage to Leonard Kraklau. After their marriage they farmed south of Brainerd where she was a homemaker and they raised their family. She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church and the local Birthday Club. Levona enjoyed gardening especially flowers and was known as the "Flower Lady." She also liked to make quilts.
Careyl A. Burton
EVELETH -- Careyl A. Burton, age 89, of Eveleth, Minn., formerly of Brainerd, Minn., passed away Friday, July 16, 2004, at the Arrowhead Nursing Home in Eveleth, Minn. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 30, 2004, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls with the Rev. Bill Vouk III officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Little Falls. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Friday, July 30, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls. A rosary will be said at 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Orie L. Sexton
Orie L. Sexton, age 74, of Backus, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River as the result of a stroke. He was born Feb. 6, 1930, in Butterfield, Minn., to Roy and Ida (Youngkin) Sexton. He married his wife of 54 years, Darlene Knowles, on Dec. 4, 1949, in Esterville, Iowa. Orie ran a custom sawmill and farmed in Webster, Minn., at the same time working at Modern Metals Aluminum Foundry in Bloomington. They moved to Backus in 1971. In 1976, Orie was employed by Eveland's Inc., in Backus, where he worked for 27 years.
Crosier Brother Philip Kugler
ONAMIA -- Crosier Brother Philip (Anthony) Kugler, OSC, age 73, of Onamia, Minn., died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at St. Benedict's Senior Care Facility in St. Cloud, Minn.
Victor D. VanLitsenborgh
LITTLE FALLS -- Victor D. VanLitsenborgh, age 78, a resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at St. Otto's Care Center.
AITKIN -- Janis Broughton, 66, of Aitkin, died at her home July 28, 2004. Jan was born on Jan. 13, 1938, daughter of Edmund and Lillian (Lindstrand) Nolby in Day, Minn. Jan attended and graduated from Minnetonka High School and then attended the University of Minnesota. On July 15, 1961, she was united in marriage to Vern Broughton. Following their marriage they moved to Sioux Falls, S.D., where they lived for five years. They then moved to Lead, S.D., and lived there for nine years, then to Rapid City, S.D., for five years and then to Sioux Falls, S.D., for five years. In 1992 they moved to the Brainerd lakes area and made their home on Cedar Lake. Jan was a homemaker and a pastor's wife. While living in Rapid City she worked for the school system. She enjoyed her grandchildren and they lovingly called her "Nana." She enjoyed artwork, painting and owned an antique shop in Aitkin.
Albert R. Krantz Jr.
EAST GULL LAKE -- Albert R. Krantz Jr., age 85, resident of East Gull Lake, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center. Mr. Krantz was a retired Brainerd Police Department captain. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd and the hour before services Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
Leona L. Jenson
DEERWOOD -- Leona Lou Jenson, age 52, of Deerwood, died on Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at the Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
William 'Bill' Coffin
FIFTY LAKES -- William "Bill" Coffin, age 69, of Fifty Lakes, passed away July 22, 2004, at his home. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at Faith Lutheran Church in Swanburg. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home in Pine River.
Hugh Cobb, 68, of Brainerd, died Monday, July 26, 2004, at his home. Hugh was born March 29, 1936, in Athens, Georgia, son of William and Eula (Whitehead) Cobb. He graduated from Athens High School and enlisted in the United States Army.
Edward O. Carlson
Edward O. Carlson, 76, Waite Park
AITKIN -- Janice Broughton, 66, of Aitkin, died at her home Wednesday, July 28, 2004. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.
Norman J. Hendrickson
CROSBY -- Norman John Hendrickson, age 81, of Crosby, died on Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center. He was born on July 11, 1923, in Aitkin to John and Elna (Anderson) Hendrickson. He married Marilyn Jean Carlson on May 28, 1950, in Aitkin. He was a WWII Army veteran. He was retired employee with Pioneer Northern, United and Sprint Telephone companies with 27 years of service. He was a member of the Myrin James American Legion Post No. 443 of Ironton and the Cascade United Methodist Church, Deerwood. He also was a member of the Cuyuna Range Lions and a Melvin Jones Fellow.
Is the camp buffer going too far?
It is interesting to read about how cooperative the counties, cities and townships have been regarding the buffer for Camp Ripley. Even Bill Brown, who represented Camp Ripley at Tuesday's board meeting, said the city, township and county support for the camp buffer zone has impressed military personnel all the way to Washington. This seems a little disturbing to me since Camp is only trying to limit, for the future, complaints of noise, smoke and dust. How far do we go? Are we to give up our economic future within this buffer area by limiting ourselves with easements that go on for ever and ever? At least the counties, cities and townships are not giving up our rights by placing permanent conservation easements on our land as the individual landowners in the buffer are being requested to do. Are we going too far for a little noise, smoke and dust? Think about it! There is one more question to ask. Is the buffer now out to the original study area of 10 miles? Do you know how many acres this is?
Eight lives left for Lucky
If you want to get newspaper readers riled up don't bother bringing up politics or religion. Just publish a story about a cat.
A difficult decision for Bush
It had to be a very difficult decision for President Bush to go to war with Iraq after 9/11, what was he supposed to do, sit on his hands?
Remember votes on marriage
Marriage is no longer a sacred institution in America -- and for that, you can thank Sen. Dayton.
To Teresa Heinz Kerry: 'You go, girl'
Listening to Teresa Heinz Kerry's speech last night at the DNC was uplifting and a far cry from the kind of first lady we have been seeing, or not seeing in the White House these past four years. What an inspiration she is to thinking women. At the age of 65, she exudes a passion and intelligence that is rare. As for her "shove it" comment, I would have to concur with Sen. Clinton, "You go girl."
OTHER OPINION: CRIME
Watching or reading news reports about violent incidents over the past weeks, one is led to believe the Twin Cities has become a haven for hoodlums. But to assert the Twin Cities is more dangerous than past years leaps from reality. Crime statistics prove otherwise.
Pawlenty becomes an activist judge
Shortly after Gov. Pawlenty was elected to office, he asked departing Gov. Ventura to delay state aid to cities to help offset the budget crisis that the right and left had "gimmicked" their way out of. Ventura said no, he does not operate that way.
PBS covers the conventions
As the commercial networks (ABC, NBC and CBS) have all but abandoned the idea of broadcasting gavel to gavel coverage of the Democratic and Republican conventions, Jim Lehrer and the Newshour correspondents deserve recognition for providing live coverage on PBS.
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Gazelka will be a great advocate
I own a business in the Brainerd lakes area and was very pleased to learn that Paul Gazelka filed for state representative 12A. He knows the issues businesses experience first hand. Paul will be a great advocate in St. Paul, representing all of us.
Highlighting Nesheims 16 years of service
I want to thank Mr. Olson for bringing to our attention Lucy Nesheim's 16 years of dedicated service not only to the city of Brainerd, but to the rest of the community. She was re-elected by our citizens, the top vote getter in every city council election because she took her responsibilities seriously, did her homework, was accessible, helpful, and friendly to all our residents. Our city is better for it.
Holy Cross Church Centennial events
HARDING -- Holy Cross Church has been a staple in the farming community of Harding, about 25 miles south of Brainerd, for nearly a century.
Pine Grove Church of Christ welcomes new evangelist
The Pine Grove Church of Christ in Brainerd has greeted its new evangelist and his wife, who arrived from Altus, Okla.
Connection between design and devotion being studied
COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) -- Why is it that the arches and open spaces of a cathedral inspire faith, yet so does the comfort and familiarity of a small country chapel?
Hinrichs to perform
Amish moving beyond the farm to commercial business
An American religious group made business news with a recent study showing that the number of Amish involved in commercial business has surpassed those who farm for a living.
Upcoming sporting events
Upcoming sporting events
One look is all it took for Vancil
One pass on Brainerd International Raceway's 2-year-old drag strip Thursday is all it took to build Doug Vancil's confidence.
The Pierz varsity boys' basketball team competed in the Prep Showcase tournament July 26-27 at Rochester.
Brainerd Legion in driver's seat in district tournament
The Brainerd American Legion baseball team remained unbeaten in the District 6 tournament with a 6-1 victory over Sartell Thursday at Putz Field in St. Cloud.
Bees edge Bemidji 8-7
The Brainerd Bees Class B amateur baseball team beat Bemidji 8-7 Tuesday in the final home game of the season to raise its record to 17-8 overall.
On top Down Under
Brianna Elg lost a day of her life in the air, but gained a lifetime of experiences.
Madsen promotes the virtues of clean living to young Timberwolves fans
In an era when children are pressured by peers to experiment with drugs, alcohol and tobacco, at least one professional athlete just says no.
Staples grad named Loras College AD
DUBUQUE, Iowa Loras College president Jim Collins on Thursday announced the appointment of Chad Walthall to the position of director of intercollegiate athletics.
Crosslake/Fifty Lakes defeats Holdingford, falls to Sauk Centre in district tournament
PAYNESVILLE -- The Crosslake/Fifty Lakes Legion baseball team split two games Friday in the District 6 Division II tournament.
Hoiberg is enjoying his return to the Midwest, working with children on basketball tour
Win and they will come.
Upcoming sporting events
Of baseball, courage and friendship
Thirty-four years ago I played Pony League baseball for Dave Bettschen and the Moose Lodge Red Sox.
Brainerd splits, gets top seed
The Brainerd VFW baseball team dropped the first game of the North Subdistrict 6 Championship game 5-3, but bounced back to win the second 10-9 to earn the north's top seed in the District 6 playoffs.
Brainerd hits way out of first round
ST. CLOUD -- Brady Prince was 4-for-6 with two RBI, Tony Parrish was 2-3 with a triple and two RBI and Chris Klabo knocked out a three-run home run to lift the Brainerd American Legion baseball team past Sauk Rapids 10-7 Wednesday in the first round of the District 6, Division 1 tournament.
Upcoming sporting events
Baxter team advances to 10-under World Series
Baxter's state champion Pepsi Babe Ruth 10-U baseball team won the Midwest Regional championship in Iowa City, Iowa, with a 12-9 victory over Colorado Wednesday.
NCS to host second Kid's Night Saturday
North Central Speedway will host its second Kids Night of the season Saturday night during intermission.
Chewing insects help increase diversity of trees in jungle
WASHINGTON -- Insects chowing down on trees may not be such a bad thing after all, at least in tropical areas where they can help increase plant diversity.
Strange worms that live on whale bones discovered
WASHINGTON -- Two strange new species of worms, without eyes or stomachs or even mouths, have been discovered living on the bones of dead whales in California's Monterey Bay.
Scientists create synthetic rogue protein to further mad cow disease knowledge
WASHINGTON -- California scientists say they have created the first synthetic version of a rogue protein called a prion and used it to give mice a brain-destroying infection, evidence important to settling any lingering doubt these mysterious substances alone cause mad cow disease and similar illnesses.
State forecast for Iowa
...Dense fog advisory early this morning southwest through central
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms southeast...And in the afternoon northwest. A chance for mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms central. Highs in the 70s to the low 80s.
Weather drawing by Kayla Meath of Mrs. Johnson's first grade class at Lincoln school.
Weather drawing by Ashley Harting of Mrs. Gessell's first grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly sunny. Isolated morning showers southeast. Highs in
State forecast for Minnesota.
.Today...Partly to mostly cloudy north with a chance of showers and
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Showers and thunderstorms likely central and east. A chance
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered afternoon thunderstorms
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Decreasing clouds east with isolated showers or thunderstorms possible. Partly cloudy central and west. Highs from mid 70s northeast...To the upper 80s west.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms north central to southwest shifting east this afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s to low 80s.
Rain falls across central states; West sees another dry day
A driving rain fell across the Plains states and Mississippi Valley early Thursday, while skies were sunny over the West.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Increasing clouds with a chance of showers and thunderstorms west...Mainly this afternoon. Becoming partly cloudy east. Highs in the mid 70s far north...To the mid 80s south central.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms central and east.
Thunderstorms in the Midwest, Southeast and central Rockies
Rain fell over the Midwest and South early Friday, while most of the West and Northeast had clear skies.
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