Lincoln MKS takes over for Town Car
Forget the old, big Lincoln Town Car. Remember three letters instead: MKS.
Wisconsin-raised folk singer Julie Rust, touring in support of her latest album, "Loveland Lullabies," will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Gregory Park in Brainerd. Admission is free to this Concerts in the Park performance; bring your own blanket or lawn chair.
Brainerd's Wayne Renn Band, which performed Tuesday at the Crow Wing County Fair, will perform Sept. 11 at the Tennessee State Fair in Nashville. Fiddle legend Doug Kershaw will join the band.
Upcoming arts and entertainment events
Completely random slice of pop culture
This is going to sound kind of random, but the Internet has given us a great new way to watch TV. Hulu (www.hulu.com) features old and new TV episodes that you can watch free and legally.
YODA SAYS: 'Star Wars' science exhibit, check out you should
ST. PAUL - "Star Wars" is often cited for its connection to Westerns, 1930s adventure serials and "hero's journey" fairy tales. But although it doesn't aim for scientific accuracy - for example, ships shouldn't make sounds or explode into fireballs in space - there's still a lot of science in this science fiction saga.
Getting pie with a little help from my friend
This week I would like to share a wonderful recipe for creamy, tasty, homemade banana cream pie that I've had in my recipe box since 1987.
INVESTIGATION - Received a call from a man at 3:25 a.m. Thursday who was worried about his pregnant girlfriend after hearing a crash and the phone disconnecting. Officers made contact with the woman who said she was not pregnant, not dating the man and was not in any trouble. Officers advised the woman of her options if she continued to have problems with the man.
July 24-31 warrants
Nathan David Becker, 20, is wanted on a warrant dated July 28 for felony third-degree sale of a controlled substance.
P. Lakes man hurt in crash
BAXTER - One person was injured in a two-vehicle collision at 12:19 p.m. Wednesday at Glory Road and Elder Drive in Baxter, the Baxter Police Department reported.
PUBLIC ASSIST - Received a call at 9:53 p.m. Tuesday that a man who was working on the roof of Brainerd High School's South Campus noticed his ladder was missing and he was unable to climb down. Brainerd firefighters were called and assisted in getting the man off the roof. It was determined that a high school janitor had taken the ladder and locked it in the school. The man was part of a crew scanning the roofs of several schools.
Luke and Vesta Radke, Brainerd, a girl, Kamryn Paige, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, July 18, 2008. Grandparents are Meg Wetherbee, Brainerd, Dale and Susie Jacobs, Willow, Alaska, and Greg and Karen Radke, Mentor.
Motorcyclist in critical condition following crash
LITTLE FALLS - A 58-year-old Little Falls man is in critical condition after his motorcycle collided broadside with a minivan at 6:24 p.m. Tuesday at Highways 27 and 238 west of Little Falls, the State Patrol reported.
Three agents recently joined the sales team at Weichert Realtors-Tower Properties in Brainerd.
First you need to determine why your lawn isn't thriving. Evaluate your site. Perhaps over the years trees have grown up and now provide too much shade.
LAKES AREA SENIOR
Touch the birdie
Sixteen-month-old Ava Fields carefully touched the baby ducklings Wednesday at the petting zoo of the Crow Wing County Fair. Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
No unit had a longer continuous deployment in Iraq than the 1st Brigade Combat Team/34th Infantry Division of the Minnesota National Guard.
This was Brainerd
JULY 31 - 60 years ago (1948) - The Brainerd Ladies Drum and Bugle Corps has done it again. This unit has not let Brainerd down once in the past six Aquatennials. They placed first in the state in the Ladies Drum and Bugle Corps Unit under 35 pieces.
Because of incorrect information provided the Dispatch, a Page 1A story in Wednesday's Dispatch incorrectly listed the name of the St. Paul man who died Tuesday at High Village in Breezy Point as Glenn Boullman. The name should have been Glen Bullman. The story also should have stated Breezy Point police officers responded at 1:30 p.m., not 3:30 p.m. as was stated in the story. The cause of Bullman's death is still under investigation. The Dispatch regrets the errors.
Daily Tuesday- Saturday
CROSBY - Before Crosby-Ironton School Board members approach any decisions about length and the amount for the operating levy referendum they plan to seek on Nov. 4, they wanted to ask community members at an open meeting Wednesday at C-I high school about their questions and concerns. About 40 people attended.
Pigs were only part of the entertainment Wednesday at the pig races at the Crow Wing County Fair. A bouncy ball race for all the kids in the crowd was another fun event.
Meetings set on Whitefish chain management plans
Whitefish Area Property Owners Association will host public visioning sessions as part of its major effort to develop lake management plans for the lakes on the Whitefish Chain.
Back room politicking
City government was the topic Thursday afternoon but the setting was straight out of an old-time movie about politics. Brainerd Mayor James Wallin presided in a wide-ranging discussion in the proverbial smoke-filled room.
Voter engagement training in Onamia to focus on abuse
ONAMIA - Camp Sheila Wellstone and Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota will host a nonpartisan voter engagement training aimed at advocates working to end domestic abuse and sexual violence from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 19 at Eddy's Resort, 41334 Shakopee Road in Onamia.
Moser's cancer awareness volunteer efforts rewarded
Even 2,000 miles of separation couldn't stop Colleen Moser from having a significant impact on the Brainerd Lakes Affiliate of Susan G. Komen and the organization's efforts to support local breast cancer programs.
PIERZ - The descendants of Jacob and Rose Girtz, both originally from Pierz, will have the fourth Girtz family verwandt schaft (reunion in German) on Aug. 1-3 at the Dave and Bridget Britz farm near Pierz.
COMING SUNDAY IN NORTH COUNTRY
How much is it worth to you to help preserve, protect and restore Minnesota's most precious commodity - our natural resources?
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1988) - For her upcoming piano recital, Heather Wulf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wulf of Brainerd, will play a concerto she wrote herself. Wulf said that her 12 years of lessons were really beneficial.
PIGS CAN'T HAVE ALL OF THE FUN
Mike Clark didn't expect his trip to the Crow Wing County Fair would include kissing a little pig - but he was game.
Bring on the parade
Scottish Terriers Opal (left) and Oliver framed their owner Holly Vogel in Gregory Park Thursday. The terriers and Vogel showed up for the annual pet parade sponsored by the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department.
Crow Wing County Fair Schedule
Deerwood Summerfest planned
DEERWOOD - Deerwood Summerfest is scheduled for Aug. 8-9 throughout Deerwood.
Driving while distracted
Inattentive driving. Nearly all motorists are guilty of it.
Firefighters battle blaze at Baxter home
BAXTER - Fire took a heavy toll on a Baxter home Friday afternoon.
Downed tree cited in power outage
The power outage that affected thousands of Brainerd residents for about an hour Monday was caused by a tree that crashed onto power lines on Southeast 16th and Maple streets.
While the variety of foods available at the Crow Wing County Fair - like fried cheese curds, Uff-da tacos and Monster Ears - seem to have their own diehard followers, there are other county fair staples that are equally important and sometimes overlooked: The refreshments.
Two cleanup projects win CERT grants
The Central Region Clean Energy Resource Team awarded grants Thursday to two separate clean energy projects in the Brainerd lakes area.
Donald F. Patrick
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. - Donald Floyd Duane Patrick, 84, Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Baxter, died Saturday, July 26, 2008, in Apache Junction, Ariz.
Rudy R. Berndt
DEERWOOD - Rudy R. Berndt, 24-year resident of Deerwood, Minn., died at the age of 67, on July 29, 2008.
BAXTER - Mathew DePaoli, age 80, of Baxter, passed away late Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Melvin E. Swanson
CROSSLAKE - Melvin Eugene Swanson of Crosslake passed away July 29, 2008, at Woodland Good Samaritan Care Center in Brainerd, Minn. He was born Sept. 12, 1921, in Denmark Township, Minn., to Enoch and Ida (Christenson) Swanson and grew up on the family farm near Afton, Minn., with his sister, Marion, who was also born on Sept. 12, but one year earlier in 1920. The family farm has become quite well known in more recent years as the land is now part of the Afton Alps Ski Resort as well as a state park.
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ROYALTON - Marcella Petron, 93, a resident of Royalton, died Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Assumption Nursing Home in Cold Spring.
HACKENSACK - Dale Green, age 58, of Hackensack, passed away Monday, July 28, 2008, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. He was born May 18, 1950, in Kasson, Minn., to Bud and Phyllis Green.
Congratulations to Andrea Rusk! We are all very excited to have her as the Brainerd High School principal and to work with her. Only people who know this woman and have worked for her really understand that she is truly the only person who was qualified to move into this position. Andrea is a classy lady who is an incredible administrator. This community will not be sorry she is principal!
Open Forum: Stimulation check was an insult
Three hundred dollars - "Better than nothing."
Recent letters to the editor have complained about taxes. The complainers said nothing about the high price of gas or rising food costs. They said nothing about increasing unemployment, a bridge collapse in the cities and a closed bridge in St. Cloud. They mention nothing about our housing crisis.
OUR OPINION: COUNTY FAIR
People who thrive on the variety of life and who haven't been to the Crow Wing County Fair yet this week are missing the greatest show of the summer.
What do you think?
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Raising up, without fanfare, in our troubled world
It was Saturdays at my home in Wisconsin - the day my mother baked rolls. And fresh rolls with comb honey was the "special of the day."
Pastor Merrill and Beverly Kindall, along with Dick and Lois Hokanson of Little Falls, will host their 22nd tour of the Holy Land.
Border Cats beat Blue Thunder
THUNDER BAY, Ont. - Chris Curley hit a three-run homer in the eighth and Jake Schmidt pitched eight innings to spark the Thunder Bay Border Cats past the Brainerd Blue Thunder 13-2 in Northwoods League baseball Wednesday night at Port Arthur Stadium.
NORTHWOODS LEAGUE BASEBALL
Football camp scheduled next week
A football camp for youths entering grades 6-7 is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Forestview Middle School fields in Baxter.
Little Falls advances in district tourney
BEMIDJI - Logan Kalis had two doubles and Andrew Lange and Ben Hanowski each had two hits as the Little Falls Legion team defeated Albany 4-2 in its first game in the District 6 tournament Wednesday.
PEQUOT LAKES - The Staples-Motley Legion team moved into the winners' bracket in the District 6 Division II tournament with two victories Thursday.
Idling on the playoff bubble
No driver may have bettered his position more than Jack Beckman during the NHRA's recent Western Swing through Denver, Seattle and Sonoma, Calif.
25 years in blue
Say "Jonesy" and nearly everyone in the Brainerd area knows who you're talking about.
Border Cats edge Thunder
THUNDER BAY, Ontario - Trey Lucas drove in the only Brainerd run as the Blue Thunder were nipped 2-1 by the Thunder Bay Border Cats in Northwoods League baseball Thursday night.
BEMIDJI - Clinging to a 4-2 lead the Little Falls Legion team surrendered five runs in the seventh and four in the eighth and lost 11-8 to Cold Spring in the District 6 Division I tournament Thursday night.
Wolf Lake ends Lightning's season
NISSWA - Wolf Lake won the best-of-three Lake and Pine League playoff series against the Lakes Area Lightning with an 11-1 victory Saturday.
State forecast for S.D.
Severe thunderstorm watch northeast until 7 am cdt...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. Patchy fog early. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms north and east. Highs from the upper 70s north...To the upper 80s southwest. Cooler near the great lakes. Tonight...Mostly clear. Patchy fog south. Lows from the mid 40s northwest...To the mid 60s southeast. Saturday...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs from the lower 80s north...To the upper 80s southwest. Cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for Iowa
Severe thunderstorm watch number 781 for portions of northern
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Patchy early morning fog east...Otherwise mainly sunny. Becoming partly cloudy far west with a chance of thunderstorms in and near the black hills. Breezy west. Highs 85 to 90 far east...To near 100 central and southwest.
State forecast for N.D.
This morning...Scattered thunderstorms east and far south
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Sunny. Isolated dry thunderstorms far southwest late this
Weather drawing by Ashley Klein of Mrs. Meyer's third-grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy with scattered morning thunderstorms over
Wisconsin state forecast
Severe thunderstorm watch far southwest wisconsin until noon...
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from 80 north to the mid 80s south.
Weather drawing by Jacob Vukelich of Mr. Meyer's fourth-grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Severe thunderstorm watch for much of west central...Southwest
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