Strike a balance between life, work
Balancing work and family responsibilities can be difficult, especially if your colleagues are staying late and working long hours.
How to submit Business Notes
- Business Notes submissions may be addressed to Renee Richardson, Brainerd Dispatch, P.O. Box 974, Brainerd, MN 56401; faxed to 829-0211; or e-mailed to email@example.com.
Making a connection
When Edie Peterson was asked to work in the framing department at Ben Franklin, her first reaction was to say no.
Dave's Pizza to open near Reed's Sporting Goods off Highway 371
Dave's Pizza is coming.
Erik and Tam Paulson, owners of Carlson Wagonlit Travel/Paulson Travel in Brainerd, are the winners of the July 2004 MLT Vacations Inc. IRIS Award, a program established to recognize excellence in the travel agent industry.
Office furniture industry optimistic about business
HOLLAND, Mich. -- The office-furniture industry went through three years of plunging sales before 2004.
Leaving the nest
In the next few weeks, thousands of college students will head to campus, many for the first time. Leaving home can create anxiety for freshmen and their parents. Offering advice via e-mail is Steve Gladis, an associate dean at the University of Virginia's Northern Virginia Center in suburban Washington, who wrote "Surviving the First Year of College."
Monday: 7 p.m.
Dana and Susan (Leininger) Hamilton, Baxter, a boy, Keegan Edward, 6 pounds, 7 ounces, Aug. 16, 2004. Grandparents are Christine Leininger, Baxter, Mary Jo Hamilton, Baxter, and Gurdon Hamilton, Stevens Point, Wis.
WALKER -- A Redby man accused of striking a 7-year-old Boy River girl along Cass County State Aid Highway 4 by her driveway and leaving her seriously injured in the ditch made his first appearance with his attorney Wednesday in Cass County District Court.
Condition updated on woman involved in crash
Mary Olson, 81, Baxter, who was injured in a two-vehicle collision Wednesday at James Street and Northwest Fourth Street in Brainerd, was treated at St. Joseph's Medical Center and released.
VANDALISM -- John Madden, 2,000 block of Woodridge Lane, Wednesday reported damage to a window from a BB gun.
SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS
Wednesday B Cereal, toast, juice, milk. L Mac/cheese, corndogs, apples, milk.
Mary Olson, 81, Baxter, who was driving a car, was eastbound on James Street. Olson failed to yield to Richard Eide, 24, St. Michael, who was driving a Shadetree Landscaping truck, police said. Eide was northbound on Fourth Street.
There's more to roofing than just shingles
Mention roofing to homeowners and their thoughts usually turn to shingles.
Least understood loans may be best mortgage options
For years, potential home buyers viewed 15- or 30-year fixed rate loans as the be-all, end-all of the home mortgage spectrum.
Purple is passe. Colors inspired by nature are the new trend, according to Debbie Zimmer, color and decorating expert for The Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute.
Check into this comprehensive guide to buying furniture
The spring/summer issue of Washington's Consumers' Checkbook features a comprehensive guide to buying furniture that is worth reviewing even if you're not in the market for a dining room table or family room sofa.
Remove caterpillars from ornamental trees
Examine ornamental trees for small nests of caterpillars in the crotches of branches.
Light bulbs add zip
Give your walls, upholstery, floors and artwork a little zip with GE Reveal light bulbs. Simply replace your ordinary incandescents with Reveal bulbs and see your home interior's whites appear whiter and its colors richer, more vibrant and less yellow.
Tina Anderson was named top real estate agent of the second quarter of 2004.
Expect to see more low maintenance products
When homeowners bemoan the drudgery of home maintenance, product manufacturers are all ears. Apparently, they listen closely.
No shady business
There's no shady business with the new Silhouette window shadings from Hunter Douglas.
Bad marriage can make you sick
Sick of each other -- A bad marriage can make you sick. So suggest findings presented this month at the American Psychological Association's annual meeting.
Life's magic number
In Afghanistan, it's about 43. In Japan, it's 81. And in the United States, it's 77.
Children in area communities need partners
With school starting again Kinship Partners starts getting busy with new referrals from the schools. Gary Walters, being on the water tower, got a lot of attention for Kinship Partners and was very successful in recruiting new adult partners. The news coverage also sparked some parents into thinking this would be a good program for their son or daughter, so we still have a great need for adults who would like to spend some time with a child in need.
Modesty makes a comeback in fashion
The miniskirt is back, this time with ruffles.
At a loss for words
If there is no word for an idea in our language, can we imagine the concept? The answer may be no, according to a study of an Amazon tribe who have words for only one, two and many.
Because of incorrect information provided the Dispatch, the place where Pine River police officer Phil Moran is serving was listed incorrectly in Wednesday's Neighbors section. He is stationed in Kosovo.
Kmart to close
After nearly 25 years in Baxter, Kmart is closing its doors.
Two at-large candidates file for Brainerd posts
Incumbent Bob Olson and newcomer Mike Brusseau filed for two Brainerd City Council at-large posts Friday. Both had announced their candidacies earlier.
Not so mighty Mississippi
The flow of the mighty Mississippi River that meanders through Brainerd slowed Saturday.
Cosby's classic comedy convulses casino crowd
ONAMIA -- It was largely a one-note show, but when that one note is being strummed by Bill Cosby, not many people are going to complain. In front of a capacity crowd Thursday at Grand Casino Mille Lacs near Onamia, the 67-year-old comedy legend riffed for nearly two hours, with about 90 minutes devoted to his marriage shtick.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 29 - 100 years ago (1904) - The first load of new wheat to be marketed in Brainerd was bought by the Atlas mills yesterday. It graded 100.2 Northern and the price paid was 96 cents a bushel.
Attorney general pushes reform
Acknowledging that health care reform can be so complex that it paralyzes the public and politicians, Attorney General Mike Hatch Thursday offered four reforms that he said represent a bite off a big apple.
Report card system gets bad grade
People may select a restaurant or a movie based on a five-star rating system, but Brainerd school officials don't believe schools should be classified in such a simplistic way.
A Horseshoe Lake Property Owners and community planning/vision session is set 9 a.m. Saturday at Mission Township Hall.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1984) - With the temperature hitting 97 degrees in Brainerd, what better way to spend a sultry Tuesday than heading north to one of our lakes.
"(The Brainerd School District) did very well and we're happy to have six out of the eight elemen-tary schools receive a five-star rating, but there are some serious flaws and bugs in the system that need to be worked out."
Ugly enough for New York
The ugly couch is heading to New York.
Brainerd, Pequot-Breezy chambers merge
Five years after the Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce merged with its counterpart in Crosslake a new merger has been announced.
Interested people now can access registration forms and building schedules on the Web site of the Brainerd Family YMCA.
Crow Wing County DFLers have changed the date of their monthly meeting from Sept. 16 to Thursday.
COMING THURSDAY IN ENTERTAINMENT
COMING TUESDAY IN SPORTS
Fall's around the corner
Former Brainerd City Council member Mark O'Day Thursday filed for one of two at-large seats on the council.
BOWLUS -- Dennis Campbell, age 38, of Bowlus, Minn., died suddenly of natural causes on a fishing trip at Lake Vermilion Friday, Aug. 27, 2004. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny-Karlinski Funeral Home in Royalton, Minn.
Esther M. Meyer
SAUK CENTRE -- Esther M. Meyer, 83-year-old resident of Sauk Centre, Minn., formerly of Pierz, Minn., passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
Jeanne J. Gibbons
WOODLAND -- Jeanne J. Gibbons of Woodland, and summer resident of the Brainerd area, passed away Aug. 23, 2004. Preceded in death by her daughter, Cindy Jean, and parents, Ralston and Marguerite Jerrard. She is loved and will be missed by her husband, Don; daughters, Sharon Gibbons and husband, Rex Rundquist, and Colleen Quinn and husband, Tom; grandchildren, Connor and Cindy Quinn; and brother, John Jerrard.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join. Afterward there will be a short gathering for those who would like to attend.
June A. Huber
June A. Huber, 83, of Brainerd, formerly of Duluth, passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Viewcrest Health Center in Duluth with her family at her side. She was born in Duluth on June 8, 1921, to Axel and Ellen (Wahlberg) Nyquist. June graduated from Denfeld High School in Duluth. She married Otto Huber in 1958. June was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Brainerd and also belonged to the American Legion. She loved to knit, sew, quilt and bowl. June still holds the record for the highest bowling score by a woman in Brainerd at 272.
Dennis Oehrlein, age 66, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at St. Cloud Hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
ENCHANTED LAKES -- Eddie Farris, age 72, of Enchanted Lakes, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 28, at 1 p.m. at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Randall with the Rev. Terry Stumbo officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Camp Ripley. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel of Randall.
Marvis V. Tideback
AITKIN -- Marvis V. Tideback, age 85, of Aitkin, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at the Aicota Nursing Home in Aitkin. Private family services are planned at a later date. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
Ellen A. Smith
Ellen A. Smith, age 90, of Brainerd, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at the Crosby Care Center. Arrangements are with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
Kenneth W. Allen
CUSHING -- Kenneth Wayne Allen, 74, died Aug. 23, 2004, at his home in Cushing. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Cushing Baptist Church in Cushing with Pastor Mark Erickson officiating. There will be a visitation Sunday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Randall. Arrangements are entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel of Randall.
LITTLE FALLS -- Gladys Musielewicz Martin, age 84, a resident of Little Falls, Minn., formerly of Flensburg, Minn., passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at St. Otto's Care Center.
Susan L. Seberg
AITKIN -- Susan L. Seberg, age 56, of Aitkin, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Delores 'Bobbi' Wing
MOTLEY -- Delores "Bobbi" Wing, age 63, of Motley, died Thursday evening, Aug. 26, 2004, at Lakewood Health System Care Center. Funeral services are Monday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church of Staples. Family will receive friends Sunday evening from 3-6 p.m. at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples. Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer's Association, Minnesota-Dakotas Chapter, Edina, Minn. Interment will be in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery.
Edna E. Autio
McGREGOR -- Edna E. Autio, age 88, of McGregor, formerly of Duluth and Menahga, Minn., died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Marvin Alfred Kaiser
Marvin Alfred Kaiser, age 76, of Crosby, father, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, joined his wife, Joyce, and daughter, Kryston, in heavenly peace on Aug. 26, 2004. He died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Crosby, Minn. He married Joyce C. Olson on April 23, 1949, in Detroit. He was a retired Bloomington firefighter with 20 years of service. Marvin is survived by his children, Keith (Deborah) Kaiser, of Kansas City, Mo., Kurt (Sue) Kaiser, of New Market, Minn., Karen DeAnn, of Birchwood, Kraig (Kelly) Kaiser, Dassel Cokato, Minn., Don Smith, of Lino Lakes, Minn., grandchildren, Alicia Wiseley, Anita Wiseley, Brendan, Shannon and Bridget Kaiser, Tyler and Trever Kaiser; great-grandchildren, Kassandra, Kryston and Lauren Wiseley.
Esther M. Meyer
SAUK CENTRE -- Esther M. Meyer, 83-year-old resident of Sauk Centre, Minn., formerly of Pierz, Minn., passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. Funeral arrangements for Esther M. Meyer are pending with the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz.
Beatrice D. Newman
NISSWA -- Beatrice Delores Newman, age 71, resident of Port Isabel, Texas, and summer resident of Nisswa, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Beatrice was born on Oct. 1, 1932, in Milaca to Earl and Mae (Pearson) Faulkner. She was an American Legion Auxiliary Marching Member of the Color Guard.
ST. CLOUD -- Eddie Farris, age 72, died Aug. 26, 2004, at the VA Hospital in St. Cloud. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Randall.
What do you think?
Write us a letter or send us an e-mail
Stay in touch with your senators and representatives in Washington D.C.
Sen. Norm Coleman
Kmart started big box retail boom
For the Brainerd-Baxter, big box, shop-until-you-drop crowd, Kmart really started it all.
Dole's asking wrong guy for apology
Republican Bob Dole should ask Secretary Rumsfeld to apologize to all the service men and women for the atrocities at Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq, instead of degrading Sen. Kerry!
Nesheim is a rubber stamp
It completely bewilders me as to why Lucy Nesheim (16-year Alderman at Large, running in Ward 1 this year) would vote no for televising a budget workshop meeting scheduled for Sept. 9, on cable channel 8, at 7 pm.
Enough about vietnam
Does anyone out there, on either side of the political divide, really want to spend anymore time rehashing what the 2004 presidential candidates did during the Vietnam war?
Shaw will be an independent voice
I was pleased that Ed Shaw is running for the Brainerd City Council. Ed cares about clean, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, sensible land use and a fair and open city government that works for all of the citizens. He will be an independent voice on the city council.
OUR OPINION: OLYMPICS
The appeal of the Olympics can't be attributed to the popularity of the dozens of sports that are on display. Many of the featured sports demonstrate little or no audience drawing power, yet every four years television audiences find themselves entranced at the athletic prowess of long distance runners, gymnasts or divers.
What will George W. Bush do?
If Bush wins, can someone in the media (or an informed reader) please tell me what President Bush is going to do to fix these issues:
As many of your readers know, I have been involved for the last three months in an intensive research project dealing with methamphetamine and the impact it has presented upon our community. My phase one research was completed in a 52-page report and 20-age attachment section presented to the county board, on Tuesday, August 24, 2004. It was reported in the Wednesday morning edition of the Brainerd Dispatch.
I just want to comment on the completed Riverside Drive and County Road 20 improvement. It's quite an improvement, but too bad they didn't go the whole distance, but who's infinite wisdom was it to place the stop sign on County Road 20 where the side street comes in the residential area? It's entirely stupid to think that we stop a county highway for a residential street to come in at that three-way stop sign. No wonder traffic is screwed up in this area.
No more Blandin Santa Claus
Don't look for the Grand Rapids-based Blandin Foundation to play Santa Claus in a big way in the lakes area anymore.
Ruining a tire is better than risking an accident
As a former firefighter, who worked many times on busy freeways at accidents and fires, a word of advice. If you have a flat tire on the freeway, get to the right lane, and then get off the freeway. Driving slowly off the road on a flat tire may ruin the tire but it is a small price to pay to avoid an accident. The good Samaritan who was killed the other day would be here to help others if only this would have happened.
But most of all, thank you to all the teams who raised money and were at our event to walk and support this event. A total of $122,200 was raised from which was a great increase from last year.
Kerry supported the Vietnam troops
John Kerry likely served honorably in Vietnam, but when he returned home spoke strongly against what was going on there. In some quarters he's being criticized for this. Some imply he's a traitor.
State lawmakers' addresses
Senate District 12
Permits for '05 fishing tournaments available soon
Applications for 2005 fishing tournaments will be accepted starting Sept. 1. Those received before Oct. 29 will be given preference under rules adopted to redistribute tournament traffic on busy lakes.
Dan Roach wins Gary Roach Pro-Am
Dan Roach, Merrifield, came from behind to win the 2004 Gary Roach Pro-Am and claim his first walleye tournament victory.
More enforcement not the solution to ATV woes
A common refrain heard at meetings pertaining to all-terrain vehicles and their operation on public land is the need for more enforcement. Without it, people say, any new laws will be useless.
Prepare now to catch the trophy walleye of a lifetime
Who hasn't dreamed about catching a trophy walleye? We all want to slip the net under a 10-pound fish.
Tips that could make the difference between life and death
Dig up the complete mushroom (including the base), as the shape of the very bottom of the stem is an important feature for proper identification.
Outdoors question of the week
Q. In recent weeks a number of tree disease outbreaks were reported. What can homeowners do to protect trees from diseases?
Brief hunter survey provides key information on bird harvest
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When waterfowl hunters step to the counter to buy their hunting licenses in Minnesota, the store clerk gives them a short verbal survey about which migratory birds they plan to hunt and how many birds they shot last season.
Chicken of the woods tops our state's fungi when it comes to taste
Disappointment or delight -- that is the question. For some people the "summer that wasn't" has been a disappointment, for mycologists it's been a delight. Recent weeks of cool, cloudy and wet weather have mushrooms sprouting everywhere.
NORTH COUNTRY CALENDAR
Sept. 1 -- Bear, dove, rail, snipe hunting opens
Fire can mean rebirth, not death
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. -- To satisfy our curiosity about the fires that afflicted this park last year, we spent a day hiking through the burned areas. One morning, we toured with the park's fire ecologists and fire managers, who described themselves as "pyromantics." Instead of focusing on trees that look like burned telephone poles, they see the proliferation of shrubs and wildflowers that spring to life after fire infuses nutrients into the soil, providing important food for deer, elk and a variety of other creatures.
The DNR has hired Bill Penning as Division of Fish and Wildlife farmland wildlife coordinator, replacing Lloyd Knudson, who retired earlier this year.
Carl Shellum, Merrifield, recently celebrated his 80th birthday with family and friends. He was born Aug. 29, 1924, in Clearbrook.
Ken and Nancy Tetrick
Ken and Nancy Tetrick will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Aitkin VFW. The event will be hosted by their children. Bring photos and memories to share.
Kristina Alvina Welle and Brent Louis Hoheisel
Kristina Alvina Welle and Brent Louis Hoheisel announce their engagement. Parents are Duane and Charlotte Welle, Fort Ripley, and Virgil and Mary Lou Hoheisel, Hillman. A Nov. 27 wedding is planned.
Trish Roggenkamp and Joseph Sypnieski
Trish Roggenkamp and Joseph Sypnieski announce their engagement. Parents are Gert Roggenkamp, Breezy Point, and the late Harvey Roggenkamp, and Jim and Joann Sypnieski, Brainerd. An Oct. 30 wedding is planned at St. Francis Catholic Church.
Brad and Tamie Herron
Brad and Tamie Herron, Brainerd, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Wednesday. They were married Sept. 1, 1979, in Brainerd.
John Harrison will celebrate his 95th birthday Monday with his family.
RICK AND BEV ABEAR
Beverly Hamilton and Rick Abear were married July 3, 2004, at Bible Baptist Church in Crosby with Pastor Gerald Fisher officiating.
Susan Tersteeg and Jonathan Buhlmann
Susan Tersteeg and Jonathan Buhlmann announce their engagement. Parents are Robert Tersteeg, Pequot Lakes, and Kurt and Cathy Buhlmann, Aitkin. A Sept. 18 wedding is planned at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aitkin with a reception and a dance from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Moose Lodge in Aitkin.
David and Joyce Schmidtz
David and Joyce Schmidtz, McGregor, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 29, 1959.
Brian and Kay Johnson
Brian and Kay Johnson, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married Aug. 22, 1964, in Brainerd.
MARK AND LESLEY KIRZEDER
Lesley Taryn Fuchs and Mark Benedict Kirzeder were married June 25, 2004, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame with Father Paul Kollman, C.S.C., officiating.
Arvid and Gladys Greenwalt
Arvid and Gladys Greenwalt, Brainerd, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Woodland Good Samaritan.
Leah Fossum and Brandon Gephart
Leah Fossum and Brandon Gephart announce their engagement. Parents are Brad and Laurie Fossum, Pillager, and Greg and Treva Gephart, Fort Ripley. An Oct. 23 wedding is planned at First Lutheran Church in Pillager.
Evelyn Ramsdell recently celebrated her 95th birthday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law on Big Sandy Lake, McGregor. She was born Aug. 16, 1909, near St. Mathias.
Carl and Orphie Shellum
Carl and Orphie Shellum, Merrifield, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a party with family and friends. They were married Aug. 14, 1954.
Rick and Debbi House
Rick and Debbi House, formerly of Brainerd, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Clarkston Country Club where they renewed their wedding vows. The event was hosted by their daughter, Kinsey. The couple currently lives in Lewiston, Idaho. They were married Aug. 25, 1979, in Brainerd.
JOSH AND SARA GOBLE
Sara Danielson and Josh Goble were married July 17, 2004, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd with the Rev. Erika Nilsen officiating.
Megan A. Meissner and Stephen A. Rosenbaum
Megan A. Meissner and Stephen A. Rosenbaum announce their engagement. Parents are Judy and Lawrence Meissner, Savage, and Dr. Edward and Denise Rosenbaum, Deerwood. A September wedding is planned in Bloomington.
Dani Bowman and Jason Huttner
Dani Bowman and Jason Huttner announce their engagement. Parents are Berk Bowman and Randi Bowman, Bowman, N.D., and Pat and Carol Huttner, Minnetonka. An October wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Katie Moore and David Otto
Katie Moore and David Otto announce their engagement. Parents are Thomas and Susan Moore, Osakis, and Robert and Carole Otto, Brainerd. A Sept. 4 wedding is planned at St. Joseph's Church in Crosby.
Marie LeBlanc and Ben Bedard
Marie LeBlanc and Ben Bedard announce their engagement. Parents are Adrian and Diane LeBlanc, Brainerd, and James and Caren Bedard, Brainerd. A December wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Marie Ellingson recently celebrated her 90th birthday with a family dinner at Kavanaugh's on Sylvan Lake. She was born Sept. 1, 1914, in Hampshire, Ill.
This was the cry that came from the lips of Christ on the cross. His soul was exceedingly sorrowful.
Jim Lee, Brainerd, will make his ninth appearance at 7 p.m. Saturday at Malmo Free Church. He is known for his heartfelt delivery of country-flavored gospel music. Bring a lawn chair for the concert, which will be held rain or shine.
Episcopal bishop 'troubled' by breakaway parishes
LOS ANGELES -- In his first public statement on the current secession crisis, the national presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church on Wednesday criticized an Anglican diocese in Uganda for taking over jurisdiction of three conservative breakaway parishes in southern California.
Christian ethics leaders criticize Bush re-election tactic
WASHINGTON -- Ten teachers of Christian ethics at leading seminaries and universities have written a letter to President Bush criticizing his campaign's outreach to churches, particularly its effort to gather church membership directories.
Bar Harbor wins slow-pitch title
The Bar Harbor men's over-35 slow-pitch softball team won the Brainerd in-house masters tournament Aug. 8, going undefeated in the event for the fourth straight year.
The family that trains together remains together
While other families are lounging on lakes or playing golf this summer, Robert and Laura Miller's family is training for and competing in triathlons across the state.
LEGACY LEAGUE GOLF
Thanks to a 37-7 blowout victory against People's Security, Northern Investment Services grabbed an eight-point lead over the rest of the men's golf league at the Legacy Courses at Cragun's Thursday.
Upcoming sporting events
Walz, Sczublewski capture singles titles
AITKIN -- Emily Walz of Aitkin and Kristin Sczublewski of Pierz captured singles championships in the Aitkin girls' tennis quadrangular Friday.
STAPLES -- Staples-Motley's Jacque Peterson, Kim Mosack and Katie Edin swept the top three singles championships to lead the Cardinals to the team title at the Staples-Motley/Wadena-Deer Creek tennis invitational Thursday.
Warriors take one of three
With few players returning with varsity experience, Brainerd Warriors girls' tennis coach Marnie Whalen is projecting 2004 as a learning season.
Pequot outlasts E-G in thrilling opener
EVELETH -- Chelsa Schwegel drilled 14 kills to help the Pequot Lakes Patriots outlast Eveleth-Gilbert 25-20, 25-16, 20-25, 23-25, 15-11 in a season-opening volleyball match Friday.
Mind, body and spirit
One of the misperceptions of yoga is that of a person sitting on a mat, legs folded, eyes closed, chanting or meditating.
Off to the races
Isaac Nelson, Crosby, soared high above the loon-back table top jump during a heat race Friday at the Racefreex Motoplex south of Brainerd.
Inexperienced Raiders drop season opener to Itasca
ST. CLOUD -- Even size and speed can't make up for lack of experience.
Tight Super Stock points race will be settled
North Central Speedway will end its regular season Saturday by crowning a season points champion in all four classes, Wissota Super Stock, Wissota Street Stock, Wissota Midwest Modified and NCS Pure Stock.
BELLE PLAINE -- One inning is all it took to end the Brainerd Bees' run in the Class B state tournament as Eagan pulled away with a 7-0 win in a loser's bracket game Thursday.
CLC christens SCSU's stadium
ST. CLOUD -- As odd as it may sound, the Central Lakes College Raiders football team will go down in the St. Cloud State University history book.
Raiders open with victory over national champions
CHICAGO -- The Central Lakes College volleyball team got its season off to a rousing start Friday by defeating the defending NJCAA Division III national champion Cedar Valley, Texas.
Putting your own personal stamp on all your parcels is in testing stage
WASHINGTON -- Fido the Stamp is here. Well, he could be -- all it takes is for one dog owner to snap a digital photo of his beloved pooch, submit it to the Stamps.com Web site and order personalized postage.
Send us your Favorite Vacation Photos
Do you have a favorite vacation photo? Send your slides, prints or digital files to:
Travel tales of a Brainerd woman's trip to Ireland
Due to my Irish background, I had always dreamed of going to Ireland. This summer, I finally achieved my dream. Three friends, Michelle, Liz, Lisa and I traveled from Brainerd/Baxter, to Dublin, along the southern coast, and up to Shannon, County Clare, Ireland.
Out of the fog
On a foggy afternoon in 1994, a curious site befell the Yosemite Valley. Clusters of amateur photographers stood in a foot of snow, gazing toward Half Dome, Yosemite's magnificent landmark. No one was taking a picture -- not yet, anyway.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 70s east... In the upper 70s to around 80 central and west.
Racing through summer
Weather drawing by Brady Barfishofski of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for Iowa
...Flood watch southeast quarter through tonight...
Keeping an eye on the skies
We're in the depths of hurricane season, a fact reinforced by Charley's devastating path through Florida. The storms, however, can also wreak havoc on travel plans, whether you're vacationing in a spot affected by a hurricane, heading there on business or simply flying through en route to another destination. While watching TV newscasts is one way to stay informed, that's not an option if you're glued to your desk. Here's a look at four all-weather Web sites that track storms and provide general forecasts -- and, ultimately, help travelers.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the 60s.
Weather drawing by Ashlee Hauble in the Baxter School second-grade class of Mrs. Ruen.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers mainly south.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Partly cloudy west and north. Mostly cloudy southeast with< Scattered showers ending by early afternoon. Highs mainly in the 60s. .Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows from the lower 40s northeast to the Lower 50s west.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
The Weather Elsewhere
Temperatures indicate Friday's high and overnight low to 8 a.m. Eastern Time.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy northwest. A chance for showers and thunderstorms central. Thunderstorms likely southeast. Highs from around 70 northwest to the low and mid 80s southeast.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms this
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy northwest. Mostly cloudy central with a chance for showers. Scattered showers and thunderstorms southeast. Highs from the mid 60s north to the low 70s south.
Above-Normal Rainfall, Flooding Concerns to Continue for East During September
STATE COLLEGE, PA August 18, 2004 AccuWeather.com meteorologists stated today that the rain-soaked areas of Carolinas, mid-Atlantic and Northeast could still have a heightened risk of flooding during September.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms
Rain and thunderstorms in parts of the East, central states; dry weather in the West
Storms are forecast for much of the East and portions of the central states Saturday, while clear skies keep the West dry.
Brainerd Area Shriners
LAKES AREA SENIOR
Brainerd Dispatch ©2013. All Rights Reserved.