Health care bright spot in dim jobs outlook
Health care continues to be a bright spot for the job hunter.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 157, a year ago 255.
Lisa Barnett has accepted new responsibilities within Russell & Herder, a marketing firm in Brainerd.
Power your life with God's love
One of the movies that came out a couple years ago is called "Monsters, Inc." (Disney and Pixar Animation Studios). The main characters are Mike, a little green guy with one huge eyeball, and Sully, a big purple and blue fuzzy guy with dinosaur spikes down his back.
The Doug Johnson family, veteran missionaries to Russia, will speak at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Pillager Assembly of God Church. For more information, contact Pastor Les Crider.
Brainerd couple ministers to poverty stricken areas of Mexico
The theme of Sharing Jesus Ministries comes from 1 John 3:17-18, "But whosoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need and shuts up his heart, how does the love of God abide in Him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue but in deed and in truth."
Child in need
How many hats do you wear? The roles you fill in life are probably quite varied, but Kinship Partners is hoping that you've got room for one more.
Crop dusters busy battling soybean aphids
WORTHINGTON (AP) -- It's been a busy couple of weeks for Jim Arnt.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 221, a year ago 338.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 400. Last Thursday: 459. Year Ago Thursday: 362. Wednesday actual: 627.
Amber Meeks and Jesse Brown, Fifty Lakes, a boy, Kaleb Daryl, 7 pounds, 13.4 ounces, July 25, 2003. Grandparents are Tim and Sheryl Shelley, Ironton, Rita Brown, Daytona, Fla., Richard Brown, Remer, and Don Meeks, Layton, Vt. Great-grandparents are Dorsey and Carla Barker, Deerwood, and Aileen Meeks, St. George, Vt.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday
Crow Wing County Fair results
Crafts and Hobbies
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
For 39 years Nisswa has hosted its annual turtle races every summer, and this summer was no exception. Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. behind the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce building, hundreds of people, young and old alike, gather together to take part in this summer tradition. Some of the racers have been here in years past, and some are bringing their children or grandchildren along for the first time to share with them this entertaining pastime.
'Meets 7 p.m. Wednesday
A home to withstand the elements
Anybody who has ever had a house destroyed by a tornado knows the devastation of rebuilding after the storm.
NISSWA -- RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty will host a grand opening at its Nisswa office from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Karels, Steven C. and Tara L., 451 Timberlane Drive S., fence, $1,000.
Students will learn about Yellow Ribbon program
A program on suicide prevention will be presented at Crow Wing County schools this fall.
Smoke and fast cars
A crew member walked across the smoky start line Friday night at the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. The weather was hot and the cars were fast for the annual stop of the NHRA nationals.
Demolition derby results listed
Results for the Crow Wing County Fair demolition derby held Aug. 8 are as follows.
The St. Joseph's Medical Center Emergency Department entrance in Brainerd temporarily has moved because of construction at the back of the medical center.
She's happy not to be a statistic
For as long as Trish Sullivan can remember, she's suffered from depression.
Links between depression, suicide
* Major depression is the psychiatric diagnosis most commonly associated with suicide.
Top fuel winner
Larry Dixon Jr. of Indianapolis powered his top fuel dragster down the quarter-mile at 4.665 seconds, hitting 319.90 mph. He led the field of the top fuel dragsters in the second session at Brainerd International Raceway during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Friday night.
Depression, suicide, to be topic at meeting Aug. 25
Because of the recent suicides in the Brainerd lakes area, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, or NAMI, Brainerd chapter, will address depression and suicide at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Nisswa Community Center.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 15 - 60 years ago (1943) - Brainerd is one of the first seven cities in Minnesota in which the state aeronautics association has authorized engineering surveys with the possibility of establishing airports for the accommodation of air travel after the war.
'Strangler' is back on track
It's been a long journey back to the track for Arnie Karp.
Ladies and gentlemen, start the announcer, Dale Holmquist Jr.
BAXTER -- Dale Holmquist Jr. of Brainerd has gone to the NHRA at Brainerd International Raceway for the past 10 years.
School district programs off list
The Brainerd School District's alternative learning programs were removed from the state's latest list of 144 schools that weren't meeting the state's education goals.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 17 - 20 years ago (1983) - The Aitkin Volunteer Fire Department is observing 100 years of service this year. The department, which has 32 members, will mark its centennial this Friday and Saturday with a highlighted 167-unit parade at 1 p.m. Saturday.
They were there when the lights went out
Chad Anderson, Jesica Specht and Sharon Cheney, all formerly of Brainerd, were busy minding their own business doing their daily routine Thursday when the lights went out in New York.
Cass Lake man dies after being hit by vehicle
CASS LAKE -- Cass County authorities are investigating the death of a possible hit-and-run victim.
Understanding suicide is a complex task. Learning about depression and recognizing warning signs are ways to tackle this alarming problem. The Dispatch begins a two-day series Sunday about suicide.
Understanding and helping the suicidal person
Be aware of the warning signs
County adds recycling site
Crow Wing County is developing a recycling drop-off collection service at the landfill just east of Brainerd on Highway 210.
Two Brainerd area teens are heading to the Minnesota State Fair this week to serve as 4-H state leaders. Read more about this story in Monday's Dispatch.
Samuel S. "Sam" Workman
Samuel "Sam" S. Workman, age 97, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. He was born in August 20, 1905, in Bay Lake Township, Minn. to Henry E. and Adelia L. (Dewing) Workman.
Laurence Dobmeier, 87, of Brainerd, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at his home. Arrangements by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
ONIDA, S.D. -- Marcella Hoover, 80, of Onida, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, in the presence of her loving family. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, 4 to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service, Feigum Funeral Home, Pierre, S.D. Funeral service will be Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, Onida Presbyterian Church, Onida, S.D. Interment will follow at Onida Cemetery, Onida, S.D.
Becky Jo (Disterhaupt) Maniord
SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. -- Becky Jo (Disterhaupt) Maniord, of Siloam Springs, Ark., died Aug. 7, 2003, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. She was born Oct. 26, 1976, in Brainerd, Minn., to Charlie and Denise LaRose Disterhaupt.
Jeanne R. Moody
Jeanne Rosamund Moody, 77, of Brainerd, Minn., died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Jeanne was born in North Salem, Ind., Jan. 25, 1926, to Harold and Geraldine (Sheets) Berry. She had been a Brainerd area resident since 1969.
A memorial service for Marie Wicks, who died Feb. 8, 2003, will be at the Bethany Good Samaritan Village chapel on Aug. 23, 2003, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Lilja Behr officiating. Internment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd on Aug. 25, 2003. Mar
Margie R. Hanson
CROSSLAKE -- Margie R. Hanson, age 82, of Crosslake and Golden Valley, Minn., died Wednesda
Bar closing times
The Brainerd City Council did a bit of an about face last week when it chose to pursue an ordinance that would allow city bars to stay open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights on a trial basis until Jan. 1.
The World Health Organization recommended a worldwide phase-out of the routine use of antibiotics in animal feed to help preserve their effectiveness in human therapy. A similar ban will go into effect across the European Union in 2006.
Joe fought depression
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to family, friends, student, and community, for your kindness as we mourn the loss of our loved one, Joe.
Stephen Hamrick's depiction of a rainbow trout about to grab a bead-head nymph won the 2004 Minnesota trout and salmon stamp contest. Hamrick, who grew up in Minnetonka, also won the 1986 and 1992 trout stamp contests, the 2003 pheasant stamp contest and the 2004 turkey stamp contest.
Honor targets man who fought for bowhunters
Ron Carlson, archery innovator and staunch defender of bowhunting, has been enshrined in the Minnesota Archery Hall of Fame.
North Country calendar
Aug. 15 -- Bear baiting begins
EXTRA: Close encounter looms
The words "No one alive today will ever see this again!" popped up in an e-mail I recently received from a friend. The message, which originated from Doug Wein of CamWest Exploration LLC in Colorado, said Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The event will culminate Aug. 27, when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be the brightest entity in the night sky except for the moon.
For a delicious summer treat, serve sizzling panfish
There's more sizzling during the summer than just the sun. There's oil in the skillet when fresh bluegill and crappies are frying.
DNR to expand testing for chronic wasting disease in deer in Minnesota
The DNR plans to triple the number of wild deer tested for chronic wasting disease during the upcoming hunting seasons.
Wild rice crop looks promising
Minnesota could have a bumper crop of wild rice this year.
Young sailors enjoy learning experience
On a week when the doldrums descended on central Minnesota the Gull Lake Sailing School finished its best season in six years.
Heather Herbote and Nick Benedett were married July 19, 1973, at The Old Waterfall in Brainerd with Doug Hill officiating.
Grace Look, Baxter, recently celebrated her 80th birthday with her family and friends. She was born Aug. 15, 1923, in Hillman.
With the military
Robby A. Ahmann, son of Connie L. Fultz, Merrifield, and Ronald W. Ahmann, Brainerd, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Minneapolis. He will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy's Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.
Carri Ann Kostek and Matthew John Lura announce their engagement. Parents are David Joel Kostek and Ruthann Grace Kostek, Brainerd, and Andre and Marilyn LaMourea, Starbuck. A Sept. 20 wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Nicole Groneberg and John McGillis were married June 28, 2003, at St. Francis Church in Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Ann Pickar and Matthew Hunnicutt announce their engagement. Parents are Timothy Pickar, Fort Ripley, and Dennis and Lauren Leaf, Sunberg, and Dennis and Vicki Hunnicutt, Crosslake. A Sept. 27 wedding is planned at The Log Church in Crosslake.
Rebekah Orr and Ben Kent announce their engagement. Parents are Tom Orr and Julie Orr, Brainerd, and Syd Kent and Christina Kent, Colchester, United Kingdom. A Jan. 3, 2004, wedding is planned in Colchester.
Tracey Tretter and Eric Przybilla announce their engagement. Parents are Harry and Jackie Tretter, Hillman, and Terry and Jessie Przybilla, Pierz. An October wedding is planned.
Earl and Joan DeRocher, Brainerd, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary earlier this summer. To mark the occasion, they enjoyed a family gathering in Alaska with their children and grandchildren. They were married Aug. 15, 1953, in Brainerd.
Richard and Jane Schmidt, Brainerd, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married Aug. 19, 1973.
Tamara Mae Salo and Mark Allen Larsen announce their engagement. Parents are Kenneth and Louise Salo, Brainerd, and Kendall and Mary Ann Larsen, Northfield. A fall wedding is planned in Faribault.
Amanda Koering and Josh Kellen announce their engagement. Parents are Mike and Bernice Koering, Brainerd, and Ron and Heidi Kellen, Fulda. A Sept. 20 wedding is planned in the Fort Ripley, St. Mathias area.
Amy Lazorik and Joseph Enge announce their engagement. Parents are Gregory and Arlene Lazorik, Brainerd, and Jeffrey and Collette Enge, Wabasha. A Sept. 19 wedding is planned at First Lutheran Church.
Four generations recently gathered were Cody Rakow, son; Rylan Rakow, son; Courtne Rakow, daughter; Jason Rakow, father; Robert Rakow, grandfather; and Wayne Rakow, great-grandfather.
Blackout delays Johnson, but doesn't slow him down
Thursday's power blackout on the East Coast caused the first round of the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway to be an extra busy one for a certain Pro Stock car driver.
Tearin' it up Teams have about 90 minutes to prepare cars between rounds
Top Fuel race teams attained an advantage when NHRA instituted the 75-minute time limit between elimination rounds.
Brainerd, Aug. 14-17, 22nd annual
Scelzi is top qualifier on slippery BIR track
Hot, humid temperatures that climbed into the 90's, combined with a new track surface, made racing for the Nitro Funny Car and Top Fuel dragsters a bit slippery during first round qualifying at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway Friday.
Baxter's Ken Martin trades bleacher seat for motorcycle
For the last eight years, Ken Martin of Baxter has watched the NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway from the stands.
When you mention the name John Force you are referring to one of the all-time greats in all of motorsports history.
Court reinstates damage award against Minneapolis
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state Supreme Court reinstated a damage award for several property owners who sued Minneapolis over a failed development project, but justices warned about interpreting the ruling too broadly.
Court affirms Hatch's oversight of Medica
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Medica may have declared independence from Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch, but a court ruling will keep Minnesota's second-largest health insurer from breaking out the fireworks anytime soon.
Pawlenty sees New York power outage first-hand
MINNEAPOLIS -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty was among those sweating it out in New York City after a power grid failure blacked out a broad portion of the U.S. Northeast.
Unions urge rejection of state's contract offer
ST. PAUL -- Rank-and-file members from the state's two largest employee unions will get to vote on contract offers their leadership wants them to reject.
Librarians settle Internet porn case
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minneapolis library officials will consider restricting patrons' access to Internet porn and pay $435,000 to a dozen librarians to settle a lawsuit that alleged the prevalence of the images constituted a hostile work environment, the librarians' lawyer said Friday.
Minnesota Supreme Court turns away lawsuit against ABC News
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Supreme Court turned away a defamation lawsuit against ABC News on Thursday.
Burning candle started fire that killed Minneapolis man
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Authorities say a burning candle on a porch floor started a Thursday morning fire that killed a 51-year-old man.
Victim feels sympathy -- not anger -- at hostage taker
ROSEVILLE (AP) -- Allan Peterson isn't mad at the man who took him hostage for four hours -- he feels sorry for him.
No charges in Fourth of July boating death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- No charges will be filed in what had been called a "boat-rage" death on the Fourth of July on Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County prosecutors said Friday.
MSNBC announces Ventura will host Saturday show
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- MSNBC has dropped plans for a weeknight show starring Jesse Ventura, saying Thursday the former Minnesota governor will instead host a program on Saturdays.
North Dakota soldier injured in Iraq returns home
FARG0, N.D. (AP) -- A North Dakota National Guard soldier who suffered burns in a noncombat incident last month in Iraq has returned home. Spc. Brian Gubrud, of Buffalo, was greeted by dozens of family members and friends on Friday at Hector International Airport.
The mother of the 20-month-old girl who was shot inside her Minneapolis home last month said her daughter's condition is improving and that she might come home next week.
Distance kept lights going in state
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- While the Northeast went black, the lights stayed on in Minnesota in part because it was too far away and a damage control mechanism worked by isolating the massive blackout that swept from New York to Detroit.
Men's MS1 Softball
Brainerd baseball team wins MSF state tournament
The Brainerd 15-year-old traveling baseball team won the Minnesota Sports Federation state tournament July 25-27 at Eagan.
The Brainerd Family YMCA is accepting registrations for fall youth sports.
Nisswa's Grillo among Brooks' pallbearers
Minnesota Hockey Camps owner Chuck Grillo, a Nisswa resident and scout with the Pittsburgh Penguins, is among the honorary pallbearers for Herb Brooks' funeral Saturday.
Amateur baseball pairings
Vikes wrap up training camp; it might be their last in Mankato
MANKATO (AP) -- As they have for the past 39 years, the Minnesota Vikings packed their bags Thursday and departed training camp in Mankato.
Designated for Cooperstown Molitor among next year's Hall of Fame candidates
Thirty years ago, the proprietors of baseball decided to fiddle with a product that had worked perfectly well for about a century. And so, they invented the designated hitter, a wrong-headed gimmick from the get-go.
Twins drop Baldwin, recall Balfour
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins designated veteran right-hander James Baldwin for assignment Thursday and replaced him in their bullpen by recalling right-hander Grant Balfour.
Twins pounce on Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Yes, Kenny Rogers knew he had a perfect game going.
'Randy Ratio' gone, Vikes pleased with Moss' leadership
MANKATO -- The Randy Ratio didn't quite add up for Minnesota.
7-year-old catches the heart of No. 84
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The recurring image of Randy Moss at training camp is of the Vikings receiver gracefully snaring passes over helpless teammates. The lasting image is of him walking hand in hand with a young girl, smiling and laughing, or of him signing autographs for children with her perched on his shoulders.
Lynx drop 15th straight to L.A.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Lisa Leslie scored 19 points in her return after four weeks on the injured list as the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 87-83 Thursday.
Friends, family gather at Brooks' wake
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Herb Brooks was remembered Friday as an innovative hockey coach who inspired some of the best to play the sport and a modest man who didn't comprehend the impact he had.
Hafner hits for cycle as Twins fall
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Travis Hafner knew what he needed to complete the seventh cycle in Cleveland history when he came to bat in the eighth inning.
Schonrock makes smooth transition in Division I hoops
WINNEBAGO (AP) -- Shannon Schonrock always caught on quickly on the basketball court at the high school level. And those genetic gifts have taken her from bench player to late-season starter at the Division-I collegiate level.
Twins hoping to find some life in Kansas City
MINNEAPOLIS -- This isn't the way the Minnesota Twins wanted to head into this weekend's pivotal series in Kansas City.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms south. Warm and humid. Highs in the lower 80s far north to lower 90s southwest. Turning cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny and a little cooler. Highs from the upper 70s northeast to the lower 90s far south.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Sunny. Highs 90 to 100.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Areas of morning fog south and west. Otherwise partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms south. Humid with highs from the upper 80s north to low 90s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from the upper 80s northeast...To around 100 west.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Patchy fog early southeast...Otherwise mostly sunny. Highs from the lower 90s east to around 100 west.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Sunny. Breezy and hot west with record or near record highs around 100. Sunny east with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.
Iowa state forecast
This afternoon...Mostly sunny and hazy. Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Overnight...Mostly clear. Areas of fog central and south. Lows in the 60s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny and very warm. Highs in the low to mid 90s.
Weather drawing by Conner Uselman in the Baxter first grade of Mrs. Ruen.
Weather drawing by Tyler Blazek of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
Transportation panel meeting is Tuesday
The Crow Wing County Transportation Committee meets at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the Crow Wing County Courthouse. Any person needing special accommodations may call 828-2309.
North-South: Betty Moynagh and Nels Sine, 125; Ray and Gladys Norrgard, 124; Mark Anderson and Walt Moynagh, 123; and Eldon Hegstrom and Gus Schlick, 119.5. East-West: Bud and Jean Forsberg, 143.5; Chris Leininger and Marion Benest, 126; Warren and Betty Nelson, 120.5; and Joyce Roemer and Marcella Jensen, 117.5.
A wedding reception for Kyle and Susan Tougas is planned fro 3 p.m. Aug. 31 at St. Mathias Park Pavilion. Relatives, friends and neighbors welcome.
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