Mississippi Horizons announces honor roll
The following is the second semester honor roll for Mississippi Horizons school in Brainerd.
Staples-Motley School District again to seek funds from residents through referendum
Residents in the Staples-Motley School District will head to the polls again this November.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 236, a year ago 196.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle estimate: 900. Last Tuesday: 965. Year Ago Tuesday: 944. Monday actual: 412.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 128, a year ago 273.
It's time to share a secret recipe
This was a secret recipe of Aunt Mary's and she was famous for bringing it to many occasions.
A 19-year-old Brainerd man was injured Wednesday afternoon after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a vehicle on Business Highway 371 south of Brainerd, the State Patrol reported.
Crow Wing County Fair results
Grade 1 - School Art
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a false alarm at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Crow Wing County Fair results
Golf: The tie that binds
Jokes about golf and marriage exist, but there is no joke in how golf may help marriages.
Tip from a pro
I've read that approximately 70-percent of all approach shots finish short of the pin.
Pine Meadows shorts
It's taken all season but Dondelinger, last year's men's Twilight Golf League champion, are tied for the lead with four weeks left in the season.
Mary Lienke needed just 16 putts to navigate the Pines at Grand View Lodge's Lakes Course Aug. 12 and win the Women's Golf Outing low putts contest.
Cass commissioners study social services costs
WALKER -- Cass County Human and Veterans Services expenditures through July were at 53 percent of budget with 58 percent of the year passed.
The Kouba connection to Pine River
PINE RIVER -- A few years before his death, famed wildlife artist Les Kouba sat outside a cabin at Heath's Resort in Pine River one evening, enjoying the sunset over Whitefish Lake.
Cass reviews costs for autopsies, body transports
WALKER -- The Cass County Board received a report Tuesday on costs the county has incurred to transport bodies to and from Ramsey County where the county's contract medical examiner conducts autopsies.
Cass board to tour county managed lands
BACKUS -- The Cass County Board will tour county managed lands with the land department Sept. 30, leaving the land department in Backus at 10 a.m.
If finances improve, Cass again could give funds to county historical society
WALKER -- The Cass County Board voted Tuesday to maintain the current zero funding level for the Cass County Historical Society, but left the door open to resume funding in the future if the county's financial situation improves.
Former MnSCU board member to spend 29 days biking for bucks
As students head back to classes at most Minnesota state colleges and universities Monday, Robert O. Erickson will head off to college, too, on his bicycle to visit each of the system's campuses.
Indians walking from Cass Lake to Capitol
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- American Indians walking from Cass Lake to the state Capitol to highlight the need for education about Indian issues said they've been harassment by passing motorists.
Outing area appreciates water patrol
WALKER -- Dennis Neill, Outing Area Lakes Water Patrol, sent a letter of appreciation to Cass County Sheriff Randy Fisher for assistance in forming the water patrol district this summer.
Cass communities encouraged to apply for state economic development program
WALKER -- Bill Coleman, hired by Region 5 and Cass County Economic Development Corp. to prepare an application for this region to the state for the state JOBZ zone program, outlined development opportunity benefits Tuesday.
Cass state aid to drop 46.82 percent in 2005 under new formula
WALKER -- Cass County will be one of three hit hardest by the state's aid formula set to take effect in 2005.
Typewriters bound for Madagascar
BEMIDJI (AP) -- The bouncing lemurs of Madagascar could soon be startled by the tat-tat of typewriters donated to pastors there by congregations in the Bemidji area.
Soldiers an ocean apart realize they're not so different after all
CAMP RIPLEY -- When British soldiers began training with Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers, the surprise wasn't what was different, but how much the two militaries are the same.
On a hot summer day there's no better place to be than at a lake in Crow Wing County. Thanks to a key group of officers in the sheriff's department, the waterways are safer.
Cass County Board approves Ridges of Lantern Bay plat on Woman Lake
WALKER -- The Cass County Board voted Tuesday to approve the Ridges of Lantern Bay plat on Woman Lake. Commissioner Rusty Lilyquist abstained from the vote.
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Women's Club meeting Thursday at Grand View Lodge will focus on food, and members will be asked to donate nonperishable food or money to the Lakes Area Food Shelf.
A makeover changes a historic Brainerd residence and brings more people through the doors. Look for the story Friday in the Housing section.
Regional sanitary sewer district proposed
Residents in the Thirty Lakes Watershed District and Unorganized Territory may see the formation of a regional sanitary sewer district sometime in their future.
The name of the second-place winner in the Realistic Art-Still Life category listed in the Crow Wing County Fair results on Page 10A Wednesday was spelled incorrectly. The winner was Shannon Wood of Brainerd.
Dry weather seems to be helping project
Perhaps the rain is avoiding Brainerd and Baxter in order to help road construction efforts.
The first half of property taxes on mobile homes is due Aug. 31.
Scheeler cites city 'cop out' on bar closing trial motion
Whether they were opposed or in favor of a 2 a.m. bar closing, a Brainerd City Council member charges that council members let his motion die without a second as a "cop out" for not informing the community how they publicly view the issue.
Todd opens doors to helping newcomers
LONG PRAIRIE -- The Todd County Multicultural Liaison Office has suffered setbacks since its inception.
Lorie Line brings her Pop Chamber Orchestra to Brainerd Saturday. Read an interview with the pianist who has become a one-woman industry Thursday in the Tempo section.
Lazy day along the Nokasippi
David Crowell of Brainerd fished from an overhanging tree on the Nokasippi River south of Brainerd. Spending Wednesday hanging over the river fishing was Crowell's way of enjoying the last hot, lazy days of summer before school starts.
STAPLES -- The Region 5 Commission will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Region 5 Office in Staples.
Cass Lake woman charged in death
WALKER -- A 40-year-old Cass Lake woman has been charged in the stabbing death of her boyfriend.
Initiative Foundation grants awards
The Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation it awarded 11 community grants totaling $60,500 in July.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 21 - 30 years ago (1973) - The Brainerd School Board decided to pay up to 50 percent, not to exceed $5,000, for a new double tennis court and for re-surfacing of the present courts. The new court is to be constructed in Gregory Park.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 20 - 100 years ago (1903) - A strip a few miles wide near Bay Lake was visited by a wind of cyclonic proportions and considerable damage was done. Trees were blown down, many houses and barns were unroofed and some stock was killed.
Wheels of Justice Bus Tour to visit Brainerd Friday
The Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace will host the Wheels of Justice Bus Tour Friday, including a march and potluck dinner.
Auction items needed at Camp Confidence
Confidence Learning Center is collecting items for its annual Outdoor Auction on Sept. 7.
Workshop scheduled to discuss Baxter street projects
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council will meet again to discuss the Clearwater Road and Inglewood Drive improvement project.
NO EIS FOR SUPERCENTER
BAXTER -- There'll be no environmental impact statement for the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter.
Addition to skyline
Two cranes towered above St. Joseph's Medical Center as crews began construction on two new stories on the hospital Wednesday.
Riverside Drive work to be started soon
The week after Labor Day residents of Riverside Drive will again see construction crews working on the road improvements.
An angler returned at sunset to the public landing on Sibley Lake in Pequot Lakes after fishing Tuesday night.
Todd's Hispanic growth mirrors national trend
LONG PRAIRIE Todd County, which sprawls across central Minnesota, is known to most lakes area residents as "that neighbor to the southwest."
Ruth M. Foote
MISSION -- Ruth M. Foote, age 84 of Mission Township, died on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at Evergreen Assisted Living in Reno, Nev. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
Harry A. Dircks, age 81, resident of Brainerd, died Monday, Aug. 18, at his home. Harry was born Jan. 2, 1922, in New Market, Minn., to Jacob and Anna Dircks. He married Bonnie Gorron at St. Francis Church in Brainerd May 11, 1946. He had been
Clarence 'Pat' Nielsen
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Clarence "Pat" Nielsen, age 83, died at his home on Aug. 11, 2003. He was born Nov. 7, 1919, in Tyler, Minn., to Niels Chris and Marie Nielsen.
BROWERVILLE -- Louis Lenk, age 85, of Browerville, died Monday evening, Aug. 18, 2003, at the Greater Staples Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with
PEQUOT LAKES -- Cornell Gordon, 55, died on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at the Pequot Lakes Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Whittemore to officiate. Inurnment will follow in the Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery, Pequot Lakes. The Pequot Lakes American Legion No. 49 will provide military graveside honors. Arrangements are with Willim-Northland Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words.
Easy solution? Ha!
It all sounds so simple.
I want to thank the Brainerd City Council for their brave and astute decision to not change the bar closing ordinance from 1 to 2. We, all the citizens of the Brainerd community, feel indebted to you for the example you have set for our young people, for the concern you have shown to our chief of police and his force, and for the lives you have saved by not approving this immoral ordinance.
There is a revolution occurring today in telecommunications that is changing our world as we have known it as well as an American tradition.
Janklow speed estimated at 70-75 mph at time of crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Bill Janklow was driving 70 mph to 75 mph on a county road when he failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a motorcycle Saturday, killing the biker, according to an accident report released by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.
Fair officials want to keep guns out
FALCON HEIGHTS (AP) -- Minnesota State Fair officials have posted signs near entrances to notify visitors that guns won't be welcome at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, and that has gun-rights advocates fuming.
University union moves closer to strike
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A union of 1,300 mechanics, custodial, food service and maintenance workers at the University of Minnesota has authorized its negotiating committee to call a strike if it can't reach a contract agreement later this month.
Pawlenty announces program for tracking medical mistakes
ST. LOUIS PARK -- Once they come up with the money, Minnesota health officials will press ahead with what is regarded as a groundbreaking system for reporting and sharing information about medical mistakes.
Rigid child support system weighs heavily on Minnesota fathers
ST. PAUL(AP) -- Minnesota is a national leader in collecting child support, but for people like Marcellus Mitchell the state's aggressiveness may do more harm than good.
Tony Snyder, whose investigation of a car wreck led to a murder conviction against a Princeton man, earned the State Patrol's 2003 Trooper of the Year Award.
Police officer investigated in identity theft of Vikings players
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- An Eden Prairie police officer is suspected of trying to steal the identities of five members of the Minnesota Vikings, court documents say.
Appeals Court says university's presidential semifinalists should have been made public
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The names of the semifinalists considered during the Board of Regents' search for a new University of Minnesota president must be made public, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
Marine admits shooting himself
ANOKA (AP) -- A man home on leave from the Marines who told authorities he had been shot while trying to help a stranded motorist now admits he shot himself to avoid being shipped overseas, authorities said Wednesday.
Raiders volleyball a mix of experience and youth
As any coach in any sport will tell you, having a variety of choices in player personnel is a good thing. Just ask Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball coach Jane Peterson.
The sixth-eighth grade Mississippi Horizon's/Washington/Franklin junior high boys' and girls' cross country program will begin Monday. Interested participants should attend the first practice in the south end zone at the high school football field at 3:45 p.m. Monday. Competitors should go to their respective schools and complete the informational packet and pay their athletic fees prior to attending the first practice session.
WADENA -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines swept all seven matches in a dual meet with Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday.
PIERZ -- Kristin Sczublewski was the lone singles winner for the Pierz Pioneers in a 4-3 tennis victory over St. Cloud Cathedral Tuesday.
Gridiron giant BHS' Stolski enters season as state's winningest active coach
The month was August, the year was 1962 in the tiny town of Kensington, about 30 miles west of Alexandria.
Tice's tutelage of O-line continues
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Mike Tice's deep Long Island baritone boomed louder than usual across the Minnesota Vikings' practice fields as he pushed his team through two days of extra-long workouts.
Tice: Elling has the edge in place-kicker competition
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Hayden Epstein's slow recovery from a knee injury has allowed Aaron Elling to take the lead in Minnesota's three-way place-kicker competition.
Michigan coach refuses to play Gophers on Friday
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr refused Minnesota's request to move their Oct. 11 game to Friday night of that week because of a possible scheduling conflict in the Metrodome with the Minnesota Twins.
Lynx are ready for postseason
PHOENIX (AP) - With the formalities out of the way, the Minnesota Lynx are set for the postseason.
Rochester A's win rain-delayed Legion game
NEW ULM (AP) -- The Rochester A's of Minnesota will go to the Legion World Series after waiting 12 hours due to a rain delay before beating the New Ulm Gold 6-4 Tuesday.
Vikes get some needed rest
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings got some much-needed rest Wednesday evening.
Burleson working his way up
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Not too many people realize that Minnesota Vikings rookie Nate Burleson's receptions total last year for Nevada was the second-highest in NCAA history.
Twins can smell first place
CLEVELAND -- Enraged by the umpire's safe call, Tim Laker got himself thrown out. The Cleveland catcher then tossed his mask, glove, the ball and a stool.
Twins: 'We're in this thing'
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The race in the AL Central got a lot tighter. Torii Hunter and Jason Davis did not.
Lakes Bluegrass Festival
At Ski Gull near Lake Shore
Not so lonesome anymore
PEQUOT LAKES -- Tim Roggenkamp owns Lakes Music in Pequot Lakes, where he sells everything from guitars to bluegrass albums.
Lorie Line brings her Pop Chamber Orchestra to Brainerd for two shows
Page through a copy of the Lorie Line Music Collection, and you'll find all the requisite items for Line lovers: CDs, sheet music collections, concert videos and ... holiday ornaments?
Harmony Engineers, Scramblers to perform at fund-raiser
The Harmony Engineers Quartet and the Scramblers Harmonica Trio will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at Park United Methodist Church in Brainerd as a fund-raiser to cover the cost of repairs to the church's pipe organ.
Great cast treads familiar ground in 'The O.C.'
With its beautifully filmed shots of beautiful people mingling along beautiful California beaches (backed by the kinda beautiful strains of "California" by Phantom Planet), it was apparent from Fox's previews that "The O.C." would at least succeed as a guilty pleasure.
For week of Aug. 21-27; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Piano and voice students of LeeAnn Asker gave a spring recital at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church. They included Abbie Iverson (front row, left), Abbie Bolduc, Kiersten Cressman, Bethany Cressman, Ben Berghuis, Lynda Hall (back row, left), Ken Stapleton, Nathan Hall, Ashley Cressman, Ashley Berghuis and LeeAnn Asker.
Ostrowski exhibit on display at Matthies' gallery
The work of David Ostrowski is on display through Sept. 27 at Evelyn Matthies' Porthole Gallery in Brainerd.
Twelve bands will perform Aug. 30-31 at Prime Time Charlie's in Breezy Point. Read an interview with one of the bands next Thursday in Tempo.
Aitkin growth cited in state loan
AITKIN -- The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority, the state's primary infrastructure financing entity, is behind a $1,159,000 low-interest loan to finance the rehabilitation of Aitkin's wastewater treatment facility.
A dragonfly paused on a leaf.
Arthritis Foundation aquatic program offered
CROSBY -- The Arthritis Foundation aquatic program is a recreational program offered to adults with any forms of arthritis to help relieve pain and stiffness caused by arthritic conditions.
Boys say dock rocks
It's a pretty piece of river front property right in the commercial center of town. Acquired by PORT Group Homes in 1988, the land is sandwiched behind a car dealership and a Dairy Queen on the east side of the Mississippi River and holds 24 boys in a group home.
State forecast for North Dakota
Tonight...A chance of evening thunderstorms east. Otherwise clear to partly cloudy. Lows 50 northwest to the lower 60s southeast.
Iowa state forecast
Today...A slight chance of thunderstorms southeast otherwise mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s northwest to mid 90s south.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny. Becoming breezy west and central. A chance of showers southeast this morning...And a chance of thunderstorms north and east this afternoon. Highs from the upper 80s to upper 90s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms this morning. A chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Continued warm and humid. Highs in the 80s to around 90. Tonight...A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy with lows from the upper 50s northwest to near 70 southeast.
Wisconsin state forecast
Severe thunderstorm watch for southern and western wisconsin until 8pm cdt...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Hot and humid. Partly sunny with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from the lower 80s northeast to near 90 southwest.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms extreme east early morning...And a chance of afternoon thunderstorms black hills. Highs from near 90 far east to near 100 southwest.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Scattered thunderstorms far southeast early...Otherwise partly to mostly sunny and breezy. Highs from the mid 70s to mid 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance for thunderstorms... Except southeast. Highs in the mid 80s to the mid 90s.
Weather drawing by Jack Sauer of Mrs. Gramer's second grade class at Riverside school.
Weather drawing by Zach Simmonds of Mrs. Kobes' second grade class at Lincoln school.
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