Most expensive Nissan wows enthusiasts
Car enthusiasts who lusted for nearly 20 years after Nissan's Skyline GT-R sports car are going ga-ga over the new-generation GT-R that's arriving on U.S. soil.
Imaginary Friends, real music
Brainerd doesn't have an all-ages original music venue at the moment, but it still has bands. The Imaginary Friends have built up a following by playing every now and then at Yesterday's Gone, Paradise Shores and Ernie's.
FALL MOVIE PREVIEW: Funny fall
With "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" being moved from November to July 2009, the fall movie season is suddenly lacking an obvious, must-see blockbuster.
Completely random slice of pop culture
This is going to sound kind of random, but it looks like "90210," which premieres with a two-hour episode at 7 p.m. Tuesday on The CW, will be worthy of the hype. I think there's more to this series than the famous zip code.
Upcoming arts and entertainment events
Two Minnesota pianists, including Ted Manderfeld from Deuces Wild (above), will be joined by a big band as they perform the hits of Elton John and Billy Joel. The "Eye 2 Eye" tribute show will be at 6 and 9 p.m. Friday in the Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Tickets are $15-$17.
NISSWA - Connie Kaldor, a Juno Award-winning singer from Canada, will open the fall Grassroots Concert season at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Nisswa Community Center.
There's no laboring over these tasty recipes
Labor Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall, my favorite time of the year. After a busy summer, I welcome a slow-paced, easy-going weekend.
THEFT - A Wal-Mart customer reported Wednesday the theft of a prescription of 60 Vicodin pills that was accidentally left for a short time in the checkout lane. Wal-Mart provided suspect information to Baxter police.
BURGLARY - Brainerd police assisted the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department Tuesday with a male who broke into Shipman's Auto Parts at 1711 S.E. 13th St.
Corey and Laura (Shively) Oeltjenbruns, Brainerd, a boy, Benjamin James, 5 pounds, 3 ounces, Aug. 6, 2008. Grandparents are Steve and Iris Shively, Brainerd, and Diane Oeltjenbruns, Brainerd. Great-grandparents are Milton and Geraldine Oeltjenbruns, Owatonna.
Cycle ride to benefit families
CAMP RIPLEY - The Tribute to the Troops Memorial Ride and Benefit Concert, an annual motorcycle ride, will stop Sept. 7 at Camp Ripley.
Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity looking for help to build home
Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help with the building of a home in northeast Brainerd.
Making a house a home
NISSWA - Most families moving into a Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity home are excited to have a roof over their heads.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
C-I experiences increase in kindergarten pupils
If you've noticed Crosby-Ironton school staff and board members with smiles on their faces this week it's not simply because school starts Tuesday.
Lewis faces charge of felony murder
Bradley Thomas Lewis, in jail since Aug. 14 on an assault charge for punching Chad Charles Campbell in downtown Brainerd, now faces a charge of felony murder.
0% wage hike sought
The Brainerd School Board has informed its five non-certified union negotiating groups that the district won't negotiate for any wage increases for the next two years.
Family plans dream trip in camper
Diapers? Check. Snacks? Check. Hairbrush, shorts, socks? Check. Toothbrush, shampoo, maps? Check, check, check.
District looking into savings
The Brainerd School District could save about $1 million a year by taking advantage of the new non-voter approved tax levy for Other Post Employment Benefits, or OPEB.
CLC students evacuated at Staples campus
STAPLES - Students were evacuated from Central Lakes College, Staples Campus, Thursday morning in what turned out to be a false fire alarm.
Jessica Lindsey still in critical condition
Jessica Lindsey, the 6-year-old girl hospitalized after almost drowning Sunday in Whipple Lake, remained in critical condition Wednesday at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department reported.
Senate candidate Franken to be at Baxter Labor Day picnic on Monday
BAXTER - U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken will attend the Labor Day Picnic on Monday in Baxter. The 5 to 6 p.m. picnic, which has been titled Solidarity Day 2008, is sponsored by Brainerd Trades and Labor. The picnic will be at conducted at Oscar Kristofferson Park in Baxter.
"This man is on a mission.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 28 - 60 years ago (1948) - The rain in Brainerd this afternoon came straight down drenching streets and gardens. Rainfall here at 2 p.m. measured 1.20 inches. In the block on South Sixth Street water ran more than a foot deep.
Directions for Pineapple Pretzel Salad on Page 4E Thursday should have started with: Melt butter. Mix butter, 1/2 cup sugar and pretzels. (Then follow the remaining directions.)
Mustonen's ill-fated flight to be part of Fresno series
The story of Brainerd's Leo Mustonen, the cadet who died in a 1942 training flight crash in California, and the other men who lost their lives that day will be part of a series called "Lost Flights: The Sierra's deadly legacy."
Charles Lindbergh State Park is among the smallest state parks in Minnesota and doesn't have nearly the traffic of other state parks. But its historical significance shouldn't be underestimated.
Because of incorrect information provided to the Dispatch, Jennifer Stockinger's column on summer's last gasp should not have included the Brainerd Lakes Downhill Drags Soap Box Derby as an event Saturday. The derby was Aug. 23 and the next event will be Sept. 27.
Girl gets a shot in the arm for school
Joyce Mueller (left), Crow Wing County public health nurse, gave 5-year-old Rylee Hanson of Brainerd an immunization shot Thursday that she needed to enter kindergarten at Lowell Elementary School this fall. Holding Rylee was her mother, Linda Hanson, who had some consoling to do for her daughter.
Incumbents have all filed for office in Baxter City Council races
Todd Holman, who announced earlier this week he would run for re-election to the Baxter City Council, filed for his at-large seat on Wednesday.
ATEK, Larco to operate under one roof
ATEK Companies announced Thursday afternoon it is combining its Larco and ATEK Manufacturing operations into one facility in Brainerd.
Salvation Army appeals for food for food shelf
The shelves are (almost) bare and the Salvation Army is asking for your help during September to stock the food shelf.
Brainerd Lakes Health offers free Women's Health speaker series
The Brainerd Lakes Health system, which includes St. Joseph's Medical Center and Brainerd Medical Center, announced its Fall Women's Health Speaker Series.
public hearing Sept. 8
CROSSLAKE - The Crosslake City Council will reconvene a public hearing at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in city hall.
COMING MONDAY IN LABOR DAY SECTION
Some people spend their days covered in filth and grime to make our lives just a little bit better. Watch for features on two of the lakes area's dirtiest jobs in the Dispatch's special Labor Day section.
Backus receives low-interest loan
for water treatment infrastructure
BACKUS - A low-interest loan of nearly $164,195 has been awarded to the city of Backus to pay for maintenance and repair of a 50,000-gallon water tower, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development reported.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1988) - The Brainerd Public Utilities Commission indicated today that it will consider three sites other than the recommended area on Buffalo Hills Lane for Construction of a new water and light department facility.
Lauretta J. Jahimiak
LA CROSSE, Wis. - Lauretta Jane (Dickman) Jahimiak, 83, of La Crosse, died on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, in Winona, Minn., as a result of an automobile accident. She was born on Nov. 15, 1924, in Duluth, Minn., to Mary (Puhr) Giguere. She graduated from Brainerd High School in 1942 and then attended Brainerd Junior College. Thereafter, she practiced medical technology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and went on to earn a bachelor's degree at Winona State University where she met her future husband. On Aug. 12, 1950, she married Dr. Raymond John Jahimiak in La Crosse and they celebrated 57 years of marriage while raising six children.
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John A. Herbaugh
LITTLE FALLS - John "Jack" A. Herbaugh, age 61, Little Falls, Minn., died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at the Pine Grove Manor in Little Falls. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at 2 p.m. at home of his son and daughter at 17235 Riverwood, Little Falls, Minn.
Kent W. Carrigan
LONG PRAIRIE - Kent W. Carrigan, 65-year-old resident of Long Prairie, Minn., formerly of Fairmont, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at his home in Long Prairie. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at the Camp Ripley Chapel, inside the gates of Camp Ripley. A visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1, at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls and from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Camp Ripley Chapel.
AITKIN - Wanda Weimer, 76, of Aitkin and Blaine, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at Unity Hospital in Fridley.
Dagny E. Kellerman
AITKIN - Dagny E. Kellerman, age 96, of Aitkin, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Kent W. Carrigan
LONG PRAIRIE - Kent W. Carrigan, 65-year-old resident of Long Prairie, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at his home in Long Prairie. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
Levi E. Seitz
PIERZ - Levi E. Seitz, 78-year-old resident of Pierz, Minn., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hillman, Minn., with Pastor Cathie Rhodes officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church in Hillman. Military rites will be conducted by the Hillman American Legion Post No. 602.
JoAnne B. Boutin
JoAnne Barbara Boutin, 64, of Brainerd, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at home. Memorial services will be Sunday, Aug. 31, at 2 p.m. at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. Friends may visit during the hour prior to services.
Albert G. Storkamp
PIERZ - Albert G. Storkamp, age 89, of Pierz, Minn., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn.
N.H. Senate race is uncertain
MANCHESTER, N.H. - When Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, lists the November races that will swell his party's majority, New Hampshire is one of the first he brags about.
I could not believe my eyes when I saw the coverage on the front page of the Dispatch regarding a regulation that would provide opt-out for health care workers with regards to abortion! This proposed regulation is to protect health care workers from being forced into providing services that violate their conscience?
OUR OPINION: PEDESTRIANS
Spontaneity is a big part of being a kid. And while it's an endearing quality it's also responsible for the act-first, think-later mindset that plagues all of us when we're young.
Being relatively new to the area as a retiree, it's not difficult to see who's not moving past the strike at C-I. Good gracious, the legislators provide an opportunity to help fund an agreed upon district responsibility and the board member votes and speaks against it! This is an opportunity for all property taxpayers of the district to provide support for a financially strapped district. The new legislative act allows the full-time residents some tax relief. Someone needs to move on and do what is best for students.
Open Forum: Coach Stolski honored at Vikings game
On Saturday night I was at the Vikings game. I was proud to say to the people around me that I was a Brainerd Warrior and coached by Ron Stolski; as coach was being announced during the game as one of the highest winning coaches of Minnesota. Thanks coach for many great years.
LITTLE FALLS - "Seven Steps To Stepfamily Success" will be presented at Grace Covenant Church in Little Falls on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. starting Sept. 10. This course will help participants recognize the unique personality and place of each family member, learn communication skills to deal with ex-spouses, adjust expectations and overcome some of the pitfalls common to stepfamilies.
Brainerd blanks Sartell
BAXTER - Kelly Rosenthal scored three goals and the Brainerd Warriors defense held the Sartell Sabres to just four shot attempts in Thursday's 5-0 Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer victory.
Hasselberg leads Cardinals
STAPLES - Cydney Hasselberg recorded 12 kills, eight blocks and 6 digs to guide the Staples-Motley Cardinals volleyball team to a season opening 3-1 win over Frazee Thursday.
Charter may carry Big Ten games by weekend
Area fans of Minnesota Gophers football, who are Charter Communications cable TV subscribers, may receive a gift this weekend.
Boys encounter some surprises
Brainerd Warriors cross country coach Dave Herath thought he was going to have four runners return from last year's third-place finish in the Class 2A state meet.
PILLAGER - Shawn Baron averaged 12.6 yards per reception and Justin Ringler passed for 92 yards as the Pillager Huskies lost their season opener 35-0 to Kerkhoven-Murdock Sunburg on Thursday night.
Pioneers defeat W-DC 6-1
WADENA - The Pierz Pioneers won three singles and three doubles matches in a 6-1 non-conference victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines on Wednesday.
Dean, McAllister pace girls' runners
Jenna Dean and Hannah McAllister seem like they have been running for the Brainerd Warrior girls' cross country team forever.
Warriors win by a nose
Even though two varsity runners were held out, the Brainerd Warrior girls' cross country team proved it will be a force in Section 8-2A again this year.
High school football
Brainerd begins with big challenge
For the third straight year one of the Brainerd Warriors' most important games is the season opener.
Wing lifts S-M
STAPLES - Brandon Wing's 13-yard run and 2-point conversion run lifted the Staples-Motley Cardinals past East Grand Forks 16-8 in a season-opening football game Thursday.
Warriors swamp Rocori
The Brainerd Warrior girls' swimming and diving team was impressive in a 115-62 Central Lakes Conference victory against Rocori on Wednesday.
Tech swims past Flyers
ST. CLOUD - Molly Binger won the 200- and 100-yard freestyles for the Little Falls Flyers in a 112-64 loss to St. Cloud Tech in Central Lakes Conference swimming and diving Thursday.
Tigers run over CL-B
PINE RIVER - Glen Abbott rushed for 126 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Pine River-Backus Tigers handled Cass Lake-Bena 32-12 Thursday to open the season.
Charter picks up Big Ten Network
Ruttger, BHS boys take second
Highlights: Alexandria's Drew Paradis was first, followed by Brainerd's Thomas Ruttger and Jimmy Dean.
Kimble to spea kto boosters club
Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer coach Steve Kimble will be the speaker at the first Brainerd Sports Boosters Club meeting of the 2008-09 school year.
Nelson leads Warriors
SARTELL - Joe Nelson scored two goals as the Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer team improved to 2-0 overall and in the Central Lakes Conference with Thursday's 3-1 victory over Sartell.
Outlaw drag racing highlights Coca-Cola Muscle Car Shootout
Muscle cars will slug it out on the quarter-mile drag strip this weekend at Brainerd International Raceway in the 20th annual Coca-Cola Muscle Car Shootout.
The 19th-ranked Central Lakes College Raiders football team opens its season at 11 a.m. Friday in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Kickoff Classic against Fond Du Lac at St. Cloud State University.
Surma-Southard perfect in Brainerd's 6-1 victory
ST. CLOUD - Claire Surma and Katie Southard didn't drop a game in winning their No. 3 doubles match to help the Brainerd Warriors to a 6-1 Central Lakes Conference girls' tennis victory Thursday.
Little Falls shuts out Becker
BELLE PRAIRIE - Grant Bell and Casey Schaeffel connected with one another three times as Little Falls shut out Becker Wednesday 3-0 in non-conference boys' soccer.
Area courses to honor Patriot Golf Day
The Legacy Courses at Cragun's in East Gull Lake, Deacon's Lodge in Breezy Point and The Preserve and The Pines at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa will participate in Patriot Golf Day, which starts Friday and runs through Labor Day.
Agates rock Aitkin
Two Harbors - Dan Catlin scored two touchdowns as the Aitkin Gobblers lost to Two Harbors 41-20 in a season opening football game Thursday.
Aitkin outlasts Pine River-Backus
AITKIN - Emily Mehr registered 10 kills, 13 blocks and one ace serve to lead the Aitkin Gobblers to a 3-2 volleyball victory over the Pine River-Backus Tigers Tuesday.
Pequot edges Pioneers
PIERZ - Megan Lenz outlasted Pierz's Kayla Kapsner in a three-set thriller at No. 1 singles as the Pequot Lakes Patriots edged the Pioneers 4-3 in non-conference girls' tennis Thursday.
Is that a moose in the meadow?
Weather drawing by Nickolas Berens in the Baxter third grade of Ms. Hemstad.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Mostly sunny and becoming breezy central and west. Partly
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly sunny. Chance of showers and thunderstorms south
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Sunny. Highs 79 to 86.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Sunny and warmer. Highs 75 to 85.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Sunny and warmer. Highs from the lower 80s northeast...To the lower 90s south central and southwest.
A splintered oak tree limb, apparently from a presumed lighting strike came to rest Wednesday over the tennis court fence at Loren Thompson Park in Baxter. An early-morning storm passed through the area producing much-needed rain. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Areas of fog early...With patchy dense fog south. Otherwise partly sunny northwest. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Highs from the upper 70s north...To lower 80s elsewhere. Cooler near lake michigan. Tonight...Mostly clear. Patchy fog northwest. Lows from the mid 40s northwest...To the upper 50s southeast.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms. Highs 77 to 86.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s to lower 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the middle 70s to the lower 80s.
One last summer cruise
Weather drawing by Brandj Woods in the Baxter third grade of Ms. Hemstad.
State forecast for S.D.
national weather service sioux falls sd 355 am cdt thu aug 28 2008
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