MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 370, a year ago 307.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 400. Last Wednesday: 642. Year Ago Wednesday: 384. Tuesday actual: 1061.
SOUTH ST. PAUL. (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 900. Last Tuesday: 883. Year Ago Tuesday: 842. Monday actual: 467.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 167, a year ago 302.
Chocolate cake with fudge frosting 'rocks'
When I was going through my old recipe box one day, I came across my sister Pam's chocolate cake recipe.
A vehicle accident, also involving pedestrians, occurred Wednesday on 13th Street outside of the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department reported.
WALKER -- The following Cass County District Court case was heard recently in Sherburne County:
The setup and preshot routine
Stance width-- Position your feet so the insides of your feet line up with the outside points of your shoulders for the long clubs and slightly narrower for the short clubs. The stance is for balance and power.
The 11th annual Deerwood Open is scheduled Friday with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
Greener pastures Greg Snow makes sacrifices to have a career as golf pro
BAXTER -- Chances are Greg Snow won't be in a Nike commercial, driving a new Buick with a big cardboard check in the passenger seat.
Pine Meadows shorts
Dettbarn Construction continues to lead the twilight men's golf league at Pine Meadows at Brainerd despite a 6-6 tie July 31 with the Brainerd Dispatch.
Dry bean, soybean crop clinic set Aug. 14 in Staples
STAPLES -- A dry bean and soybean crop clinic will be conducted 9:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 14 at the Central Lakes Ag Center in Staples.
CROSBY -- A Harvest Festival will run rain or shine from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Hallett Community Center in Crosby.
Miss Pillager Area Lakes
Miss Pillager Area Lakes Tara Buckingham and Little Miss Pillager Area Lakes Torrie Thompson participated in a parade. Royalty also includes Gretchen Martin, first princess, and Kassandra Sullivan, second princess.
Cass discusses tax on gravel production
WALKER -- The Cass County Board Tuesday referred to Region 5 the issue of whether a tax on gravel production should be initiated.
Sentence-to-serve crews complete work in Cass
WALKER -- Cass County Jail Administrator Bert Woodford told Cass County commissioners Tuesday the work assignments sentence-to-serve inmates completed during the first half of this year.
Campers compete for prime spots at state parks on North Shore
TWO HARBORS (AP) -- The park office doesn't open for another half hour, but Dave and Deb Koefod don't care. The couple from St. Louis Park is sitting in a light rain in their Nissan pickup, where they've been since 6:30 a.m.
Cass to hire consultants for EAWs
WALKER -- The Cass County Board adopted a resolution Tuesday permitting the Environmental Services Department to hire an independent consultant to prepare environmental assessment worksheets and charge costs to developers.
Cass assessor brings tax issue to county board
WALKER -- Cass County Assessor Steve Kuha told the county board Tuesday that because state legislation prevents collection of taxes on property values above limited market value, property taxes are not being collected today on 20 percent of Cass County land values.
On the road with Co. B
CAMP RIPLEY Anyone who watched the news as the 3rd Infantry Division lumbered across the Iraq-Kuwait border earlier this year knows that moving a Bradley fighting vehicle is no quick or simple task.
South and west could use more rain for crops
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Southern and western Minnesota could use more rain, according to the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service. Producers welcomed the light rain that fell toward the end of the week, though it was of little help to stressed crops.
Special delivery courtesy of Co. B
The heavy equipment tractor trailers of the 434th Main Support Battalion's Co. B typically haul equipment around the state, so drivers in Minnesota may have done a double-take on a few occasions this summer.
Injured soldier glad to be back home
DOVER (AP) -- A soldier from Minnesota who was injured in Iraq got a hero's welcome from her siblings and an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins upon returning to her tiny hometown.
Cass may act on controversial plat Aug. 19
WALKER -- While the Cass County Board deferred the Ridges of Lantern Bay plat Tuesday, a Minnesota Counties Insurance Trust consulting attorney for Cass recommended the board consider acting on the proposed plat Aug. 19.
A needed respite
When residents of the Riverside Villa Apartments in Pine River need a helping hand, they know they can always call resident handyman Wally Paradis.
Campers flocking to Crow Wing State Park
Campers don't care about budget cuts and road construction.
Cass gets 30 applications for open probation officer position
WALKER -- Cass County Probation Office Director Reno Wells reported Tuesday Probation Officer Collin Frazier will leave the office to return to Hawaii this month to accept a position as a school counselor.
Program seeks to improve health of minority residents
WILLMAR (AP) -- Kandiyohi County health officials met with 10 Latino and Somali teenagers as part of a statewide program to improve the health of minority residents.
Career to cherish
David Cassidy has set aside his television and Broadway careers to focus on a music tour. He shares his thoughts on his old and new hits in Thursday's Tempo section.
Cass County to receive $452,365 in payments in lieu of taxes this year
WALKER -- Cass County Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Anderson reported Cass County will receive $452,365.10 in payments in lieu of taxes this year.
Crosslake celebrates its 100th
Hundreds of people lined the streets Wednesday in Crosslake for the centennial parade. Crosslake Days continue through Sunday with various events every day.
College Drive paving to begin
Anderson Brothers Construction Co. will be paving College Drive from the Mississippi River bridge to Crow Wing County State Aid Highway 48 today and Thursday.
Use of Franklin school building for arts weighed
Turning Franklin Junior High School into a multi-use space for the arts is a proposal the Brainerd School District is considering.
All in the family
The Crow Wing County Fair has turned into a family affair for LeRoy and Dorothy Thompson. With 15 family members who have been or are currently involved in some way at the fair, "family reunion" takes on a different meaning for the group.
Koering pleased that abortion numbers drop
Sen. Paul Koering, R-Fort Ripley, said this week he was pleased with the recent announcement from the Minnesota Department of Health that the number of abortions in Minnesota has dropped but noted there was more work to be done.
It didn't take former Brainerd Community Education Director Paul Bloom long to go back to work.
East Gull Lake to try 2 a.m. bar closing
EAST GULL LAKE -- The East Gull Lake City Council Tuesday approved a trial 2 a.m. bar closing time.
Despite Dondelinger objections, Baxter to keep mapping roadway
BAXTER -- Despite objections from Dondelinger Chevrolet Cadillac, the city of Baxter will proceed with mapping a future roadway corridor for an extension of Cypress Drive, including almost an acre of land adjacent to the auto dealer.
WALKER -- Dennis Wuebker, Save Lantern Bay/Woman Lake Chain member, clarified statements in a story on Page 3N of Neighbors today regarding a Lantern Bay plat. Wuebker said a total of $300,000 additional is needed for that group to buy out
Highway 210 project enters its final stage
Reconstruction of Highway 210 is in its fourth and final stage with four lanes of traffic west of the overpass now open to traffic. The project is roughly 80 percent complete.
Vacinek named Baxter finance director
BAXTER -- Jeremy Vacinek has been named Baxter's finance director.
Restructuring leads to smoother operations at planning and zoning office, county planner says
Bonnie Finnerty of Deerwood has found herself caught in the middle as the Crow Wing County planner a few times.
The second of a two-part series covering the Crosslake Log Home Tour wraps up Friday with a look at houses owned by the Wright family and by Shawn and Lisa Chambers. Look for the story Friday in Housing.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 6 - 40 years ago (1963) - A relaxed, informal Gov. Karl Rolvaag had lunch with members of the Brainerd Paul Bunyan Vacationland Association board of directors and members of the press and then visited Paul Bunyan Center where the association's annual picnic was in progress.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 7 - 100 years ago (1903) - A neat, 5 year old, 5-room cottage. Nice 50 foot lot, wood shed, brick cement cellar, fence, two porches, screens--only $700.
Cass to study detention center
WALKER -- The Cass County Board approved a resolution Tuesday to participate in a feasibility study to establish a regional multi-county detention center.
BAXTER -- Crews will complete aggregate shoulder work on Highway 371 between Nisswa and Pine River starting Monday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported.
Hit-and-run results in death
CASS LAKE -- Law enforcement officials are looking for a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run accident Tuesday in Cass Lake.
Fair time is her busy season
Ruthann Kostek never has trouble staying busy. This is her 20th year participating in the Crow Wing County Fair, where she entered 19 items in the Fine Arts division.
Tilt-O-Whirl breaks at fair, causing minor injuries
Several people suffered abrasions after the Tilt-O-Whirl ride at the Crow Wing County Fair broke Tuesday night, sending pieces flying into the crowd, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department said.
Brainerd man accused of kidnapping, assault
A 28-year-old Brainerd man wanted for severely beating his girlfriend and holding her against her will over the weekend was arrested Tuesday.
Food and friendship featured at block parties
Cindy (left) and Butch Dallaire waited as Kevin Goedker rolled the brats at the Northeast Brainerd Neighborhood Association party Tuesday night on Mill Avenue.
Irma Marie Bland
JACKSONVILLE, Ore. -- Irma Marie Bland, 92, formerly of Pequot Lakes, died Dec. 15, 2002, in Medford, Ore. Inurnment service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at Pequot Lakes City Cemetery with Deacon David Craig to officiate. Local arrangements by Willim-Northland Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes.
Lena W. Kriewald
PEQUOT LAKES -- Lena W. Kriewald of Pequot Lakes, Minn., and Weslaco, Texas, died March 8, 2003, in McAllen, Texas. A memorial service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church. Memorials may be given to the Comfort House (Hospice), 617 Dallas Ave., McAllen, Texas, 78501.
MANHATTAN BEACH --Nellie Riesch, age 79, of Manhattan Beach, formerly of St. Paul, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Friday evening with a service at 6 p.m. following at Faith Lutheran Church in Swanburg, 10973 County Rd. 1, with Pastor Marlys Korman officiating. A complete obituary will follow in Friday's paper. Arrangements are with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Crosslake.
Thomas 'Tom' Wiczek
LITTLE FALLS -- Thomas "Tom" Wiczek, age 80, a resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at St. Otto's Care Center.
RANDALL -- Joseph Lang, age 73, of Randall, died Aug. 5, 2003, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Randall.
Tillman J. Johnson
Tillman J. Johnson, 84, Brainerd, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village, Brainerd.
Joseph G. Lang
FISH TRAP LAKE -- Joseph G. Lang, devoted dad and grandpa, age 73, of Fish Trap Lake, formerly of St. Paul, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. Joseph was born Jan. 29, 1930, in St. Paul, son of John and Ora (Markfelder) Lang. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Monday, Aug. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Columba Catholic Church, 1327 Lafond Ave., St. Paul. Burial will follow at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
C.R. 'Charlie' McGuire
NISSWA -- C.R. "Charlie" McGuire, age 93, resident of Nisswa, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
PINE RIVER -- Doris Sontag, 92, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village in Pine River. Arrangements are pending with Willim-Northland Funeral Home in Pine River.
Gene S. Kuss
LAKE SHORE -- Gene S. Kuss, age 61, of Lake Shore, Minn., formerly of Anoka, died Aug. 5, 2003. Preceded in death by parents, Eugene and Evelyn.
LaVerna W. Olson
AITKIN -- LaVerna W. Olson, age 88 of the Farm Island Community, died on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. Funeral services will be Saturday, 10 a.m. at the Aitkin United Methodist Church with Pastor Ruth Hograbe officiating. Interment in the Bennettville Cemetery. Friends may call at the church one before the services. Arrangements with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words.
On Saturday I watched again the war protesters out by Paul Bunyan.
Pawlenty's long-range projects
This editorial was published in the July 16 Rochester Post-Bulletin.
To solve our crowded jail problems, our governor and Sen. Paul Koering, R-Fort Ripley, wish to install double bunks. While at the same time strengthening the three strikes and your outlaws, which puts more people in jail.
Let coaches coach
Athletes and parents in the Pine River-Backus School District breathed a sigh of relief when the school board recently voted 6-1 to hire all fall coaches.
Foreign students are a valuable asset to the University of Minnesota. They form a significant core of the university's research departments and help the university acquire valuable research dollars. However, due to increased government bureaucracy, foreign-student presence at the university might significantly decrease this fall. Already facing a destabilizing budget crisis, such a trend will degrade the university's quality even more.
Loretta Sieckert, Brainerd, will celebrate her 85th birthday with her family. She was born Aug. 7, 1918, in St. Mathias.
Episcopal leaders consider same-sex blessings after confirming first homosexual bishop
MINNEAPOLIS -- Though weary of debating homosexuality, Episcopal church leaders followed up their first-ever confirmation of a gay bishop by rejecting a proposal to draft standard language to bless same-sex couples.
Judge orders county to pay newspaper's attorney's fees
NEW ULM (AP) -- A district judge ordered Blue Earth County to pay $10,000 toward the attorney's fees of The Free Press of Mankato after the newspaper sued the county for blocking access to information the newspaper considered public.
Professor accused of killing baby suffered depression
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Mine Ener was one of Villanova University's rising academics, a Middle East specialist recently promoted to associate professor and busy at work on her second book.
Demetre Nicoloff, pioneering heart surgeon, dies
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Dr. Demetre Nicoloff, a pioneering heart surgeon who performed the first heart transplant in Minnesota, died Tuesday in his Minneapolis home after a three-year battle with a bone marrow disease. He was 69.
Judge temporarily blocks release of information in Andreotti probe
ST. PAUL -- An investigative file detailing complaints against Maj. Gen. Eugene Andreotti will remain sealed for at least two weeks after a Ramsey County judge's ruling Wednesday.
Ruling: Man must register as a sex offender even without a conviction
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a Minnesota law that required a man to register as a sex offender even though he has not been convicted of a sex crime.
Apparent remains of three babies found in trunks
COON RAPIDS (AP) -- A couple looking through old trunks inherited from the woman's mother found what appeared to be the remains of three babies, authorities said.
Plane crash kills one person in Yellow Medicine County
GRANITE FALLS, Minn. (AP) -- One person was killed in a plane crash in Yellow Medicine County, the Sheriff's Department said.
Bush administration approves Minnesota plan to cover unborn children
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration has approved a request by Minnesota to cover pregnant women and unborn children under the State Children's Health Insurance Program, in a move criticized by abortion rights advocates.
The Cellular 2000 Chargers 35-over baseball team dropped two games at the Menahga tournament Saturday, losing to Dent 5-3 and Sebeka 11-8.
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Registration is under way for the Brainerd Parks and Recreation touch football league.
Brainerd VFW preps for tourney opener in Moorhead
Baseball is one of the most successful sports at Brainerd High School, playing in seven state tournaments in the last 10 years.
Twins fall as Chicago KO's K.C.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Jason Johnson is ready to fill the void created by the departure of 14-game winner Sidney Ponson.
Wild sign Beckett
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Free-agent defenseman Jason Beckett signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday.
Scrimmage helps Vikes, fans salvage something from rainy day
MANKATO -- The Vikings held their first of two passing scrimmages Tuesday night, and coach Mike Tice was pleased with the performance -- which included a lot of hard hitting.
Vikings hoping for a healthy Derrick Alexander
MANKATO -- Derrick Alexander was one of the Minnesota Vikings' biggest busts last year after being bothered by minor injuries and finally blowing out his knee in early November.
Pawlenty: Stadium talk depends on economy
MANKATO (AP) -- Whether or not the state Legislature in its next session addresses a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings will depend partially on the economy, Gov. Tim Pawlenty said at the team's training camp on Tuesday.
Vikes confident in compact Campbell as third receiver
MANKATO -- Kelly Campbell can outrun almost everybody on the field, which makes Minnesota excited. He also weighs only half as much as teammate Bryant McKinnie, which makes the Vikings worry.
Chamberlain's suspension opens door for young tight ends at Vikings camp
MANKATO -- News of Byron Chamberlain's four-game suspension did not please the Minnesota Vikings, but the temporary loss of a one-time Pro Bowl tight end has led to some good.
Gophers expect defense to be much improved
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Gophers defense that was inexperienced and undersized in the Big Ten last season is looking like a much bigger and more experienced unit as Minnesota's season gets underway.
Five-run inning powers Twins
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Take away the fourth inning, and Pat Hentgen pitched a marvelous game.
Phoenix shoots down Minnesota
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Mercury got close the first time. The second time proved to be the charm and it knocked the Minnesota Lynx into a more precarious postseason position.
K.G. inks lifetime deal with Adidas
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Kevin Garnett signed a lifetime endorsement contract with Adidas, the world's second-largest athletic shoe manufacturer.
Beleaguered arts board retains grant power
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota State Arts Board grudgingly voted last week to restore a criticized central Minnesota arts council's ability to issue grants.
Old Wadena Rendezvous set for weekend
The 2003 Old Wadena Rendezvous will be staged Saturday and Sunday at the Old Wadena County Park, six miles north and west of Staples.
Former CLC instructor and popular author Jon Hassler will return to campus for a fund-raiser Aug. 17. Hassler expert and friend Joe Plut discusses the works of the Minnesota author next Thursday in Tempo.
Lakes Bluegrass Festival to feature 10 bands
LAKE SHORE -- The second annual Lakes Bluegrass Festival will run 4 to 11 p.m. Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24 at Ski Gull near Lake Shore.
The pop legend performs at 7 and 9 p.m. today at Grand Casino Mille Lacs. Tickets are $25 and $32.
Minneapolis Police Band to play in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- The Minneapolis Police Band will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at Maple Island Park in Little Falls.
'Bend It Like Beckham' achieves its goals
"Bend It Like Beckham" trades on the trendy movie themes of girl power and culture clashes, along with that old stand-by: My parents just don't understand me. Oh, and it's a soccer movie, too.
'Picturing III' workshops set Saturday at Central Lakes College
"Picturing III: Outer Light/Inner Sight," an exhibition and sale of photographic art, continues through Aug. 15 at Central Lakes College.
Music students to perform three summer recitals
Summer music students under the direction of Tom Frid will perform in three upcoming recitals at the Franklin Junior High School Auditorium in Brainerd.
For week of Aug. 7-13; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Artisans' Fair set for Sunday
CROSSLAKE -- The Crosslake Area Historical Society presents the Artisans' Fair Sunday across from the federal campgrounds in Crosslake.
Third helping of pie just might cause indigestion
It's hard to believe now, but when "American Pie" debuted in 1999, it wasn't given blockbuster-sized hype. Touted as the alternative comedy of the summer, it was a fresh, edgy picture that perfectly captured the mind-set of the sex-obsessed American teenage male with plenty of comedic license and a surprising amount of heart.
A career to cherish
You might think David Cassidy would be a little miffed about finishing second to Britney Spears in VH1's new list of the 100 greatest teen idols. Instead, he's happy to give up the throne.
BHS student joins state band
Brainerd High School student Jacquelynn Lentz was one of 567 students selected for a position in one of seven Minnesota Music Educators Association groups.
Crosslake Days offer various events
CROSSLAKE -- Crosslake Days continue today through Sunday in Crosslake. Following is a list of events.
Pine River brothers reconnect by biking from Washington to their Pine River home
PINE RIVER -- Three Pine River brothers recently returned from an 1,800-mile bike adventure, a challenge they undertook to reconnect with each other.
PEQUOT LAKES -- The 30th annual Pequot Lakes All-Class Reunion will be Sunday at the high school. All former students, graduates, faculty and friends are encouraged to attend.
A lily near McGregor.
Senior driver improvement program slated in Longville
LONGVILLE -- A senior driver improvement program will be offered 5 to 9 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Northland Area Family Service Center in Longville.
Smell the flowers
Weather drawing by Alexa Kubista of Mrs. Gramer's second grade class at Riverside school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Patchy fog and drizzle northwest...With isolated showers this morning elsewhere. Partly sunny with isolated thunderstorms central and east this afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the 80s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny west. Cloudy this morning east with areas of fog and patchy drizzle far southeast...Then partly sunny. Highs in the 80s east to the mid 90s southwest.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Patchy early morning fog giving way to mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Highs from the mid 70s northeast to the 80s elsewhere.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms south central ending by early afternoon. Otherwise partly sunny statewide. A chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms west. Highs from the lower 80s northeast to the mid 90s southwest.
State forecast for Minnesota
This afternoon...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms...Mainly across the north and east. Highs in the 70s.
Butterflies and birds
Weather drawing by Sarah Schweers of Mrs. Kobes' second grade class at Lincoln school.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs from the mid to upper 80s west to the upper 70s east.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance for showers and thunderstorms. Highs 75 to 80.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. A slight chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms over the eastern two-thirds. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Areas of morning fog far east. Isolated afternoon thunderstorms far southwest. Highs from the mid 80s far east...To the mid 90s west.
The Heartland Senior Federation will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the Brainerd Public Library. Speaker: Diane Lodermeier, Crow Wing County Victim Services.
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