Alida Gravdahl and Kali Welu, Pequot Lakes, and Tanner Kastning, Walker, attended the Student Orientation, Advising and Registration program for incoming freshmen at Bemidji State University. SOAR is a daylong orientation program that gives students the opportunity to meet individually with an academic adviser, undergo academic assessment, evaluate class placement recommendation and be involved in small group discussions focusing on residential and campus life, and register for fall semester classes.
The Shoreland Rule Update Advisory Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Brainerd Fire Hall.
One person was injured in a two-vehicle collision about 10 a.m. Monday on Crow Wing County Road 3, near Wise Road north of Brainerd, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department reported.
BURGLARIES -- Reported Friday U.S. Cardsystems, 17163 Highway 371, as broken into.
Coffee reported to be top source of healthy antioxidants
WASHINGTON -- When the Ink Spots sang "I love the java jive and it loves me" in 1940, they could not have known how right they were.
Study gives new reason for redheads vulnerability to skin cancer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Redheads sunburn easily, but that may not be the only reason they are at high risk of skin cancer. New research suggests the pigment that colors their skin may set them up for cancer-spurring sun damage even if they do not burn.
Boat fire forces family to jump for their lives
IDEAL TOWNSHIP -- An Elk River couple, their two young boys and their dog were forced to jump into Lake Ossawinnamakee about 100 feet from their dock after their boat motor started on fire, minutes before the Lowe deck boat became fully engulfed by fire.
Point of view
This building is nestled in the trees of a busy tourist area. Find the answer in Tuesday's Dispatch.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1985) - Summer is getting away from us -- not that it ever has seemed like summer the past few chilly weeks. Some leaves are bold enough to have turned red already. Other leaves have been even bolder and dropped to the lawn. How dare they!
Volkl's condition still critical
Jeffrey "Jake" Volkl, the 9-year-old Pillager boy who was hit by a truck while he was riding his bike Aug. 22, remained in critical condition Sunday at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The Sons of Norway will meet at 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Driftwood Resort, Pine River. Tours of Tim Leagjeld's Ocean Liner Museum will be featured with a 6 p.m. Lapskaus dinner. Reservations only, by Sept. 1. Call (218) 568-4221 or (800) 950-3540.
City tax rate may be unchanged in 2006
Brainerd residents could see the same tax rate in 2006 as they did in 2005.
Bluegrass festival rocks
LAKE SHORE -- It's no secret that bluegrass festivals differ from rock festivals in a few important ways. Thinking it might be a good way the pass the time at the Lakes Bluegrass Festival on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon at Ski Gull, I made notes of the key points of departure.
COMING THURSDAY IN ENTERTAINMENT
Three alien invasion series, two supernatural dramas and a billion forensics shows. The
Produce man a fixture at busy corner
Steve Johnson has become a fixture at the corner of Washington and North Fourth streets in Brainerd.
Area schools get good report cards
School hasn't started yet in the Brainerd lakes area but the report cards are in.
A starry-eyed day in her life
Kyle Brandt, who plays Philip Kiriakis on the daytime soap opera "Days of Our Lives," signed an autograph for Ashley Kaseo, 10, a fifth-grader at Eagleview Elementary School, Saturday at Whalen Woods in Pequot Lakes. Many lakes area "Days" fans lined up to meet Brandt, an appearance provided by Charter Media and the SoapNet cable channel.
Resident brings up future of Linden Hill center
LITTLE FALLS -- A Little Falls resident addressed the Little Falls City Council Monday during its planning meeting about the future of the Linden Hill Retreat and Conference Center.
COMING TUESDAY IN SPORTS
Brainerd Warriors and area boys' and
Point of view
This Brainerd building may be renovated soon. Find the answer in Wednesday's Dispatch.
A family works its way out of being homeless, and there's more help available for the homeless in Morrison County.
Proposed Wal-Mart site concerns raised
LITTLE FALLS -- Stormwater and traffic congestion were the main concerns the Little Falls City Council discussed Monday during a planning meeting regarding the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter site in Little Falls.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 30 - 60 years ago (1945) - The heaviest rainfall, accompanied by wind, lightning and, in places, hail, swept the Brainerd lakes region last night as corn crops were ruined, trees damaged, electric power interrupted, basements flooded and roads washed out.
"Let me tell you something, folks: I've been out there. It's complete devastation."
CHAMPLIN -- Mac Carkhuff, age 30, resident of Champlin, Minn., formerly of Brainerd, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, in Illinois as the result of a motorcycle accident.
Florence L. Peterson
Florence L. Peterson, 82, Brainerd, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. She was born in Mankato, Minn., on Aug. 15, 1923, to Louis and Elenora (Wierauch) Anderson.
Howard Frambers Jr.
WALKER -- Howard David Frambers Jr., 60, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, at his home on Leech Lake in Walker, Minn. He was born Nov. 24, 1943, in Wichita, Kan., to Howard and Geraldine (nee Christy) Frambers.
Cecelia C. Otremba
LITTLE FALLS -- Cecelia C. Otremba, 81-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Monday, Aug. 29, at her home in Little Falls, Minn. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
Helen D. Merrill
TAMARACK -- Helen D. Merrill, 84, of Tamarack, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth.
LITTLE FALLS -- Susan Peters, age 96, a resident of Little Falls, died Monday, Aug. 29, at Lutheran Care Center.
Phyllis R. Morgan
LITTLE FALLS -- Phyllis Ruthann Morgan, daughter of Joe and Mary Jo Morgan, age 24, of Little Falls, Minn., died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, as a result of an auto accident near Rice, Minn.
Lloyd Charles Rahn
SWANVILLE -- Lloyd Charles Rahn, 77-year-old resident of Swanville, Minn., passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at his home in Swanville surrounded by family. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Swanville with the Rev. John Grein officiating.
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Mac Carkhuff, 1975-2005, born in Duluth, Minn., on March 22, 1975, to Martin Carkhuff (deceased July 21, 2005), and Nancy (Lueken) Carkhuff. At the age of 10 months his family moved back to the Brainerd area where Mac graduated from Brainerd High School in 1993.
NEW SALEM, N.D. -- Martin William (Carkhuff) Messerschmidt, 57, New Salem, N.D., died Thursday, July 21, 2005. There will be an interment service at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Fort Ripley, Minn., with honor guard.
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Open Forum: Congratulations to Landers on her appointment
Congratulations to Nisswa's Pam Landers, who was one of eight citizens appointed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty to serve on a 16-member task force to review and make recommendations on the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCMR) -- the commission that channels state lottery dollars to environmental and wildlife programs.
The Rev. Pat Robertson is America's most notorious religious bigot. Now, Robertson, an avowed man of God and devout Christian of his own definition, has publicly recommended that the U.S. government assassinate President Chavez of Venezuela.
OTHER OPINION: LEGISLATURE
Call it summer school for legislators. They failed their courses during the regular school year. They should make up for lost time this fall.
I thought that when the Franklin School closed my mother-in-law would get parking back in front of her house. Still people park in front of the homes in front of the school. Why do they do that when they have the big parking lot between the school and Washington Street? Couldn't people park there and let the residents park in front of their houses?
AREA SOCCER CAPSULES
Little Falls Flyers boys
Pioneers fall in three to Willmar
PIERZ -- Lisa Pohlkamp spiked 10 kills, Lisa Kurtz dished out 10 set assists and Kayla Meyer added 12 digs in the Pierz Pioneers 25-16, 25-18, 25-15 non-conference volleyball loss to Class 3A's fifth-ranked Willmar Cardinals Saturday.
Sights set on state return
Two years ago the Brainerd Warrior girls' cross country team stormed to a second-place finish in the Class 2A state meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield.
Greenway picks up wins over Aitkin, C-I
COLERAINE -- Aitkin's Kelsey Klucas picked up the lone win with a 6-1, 6-1 defeat of Greenway's Sammy Jensen at No. 4 singles as the Gobblers fell 6-1 to the Raiders Monday in non-conference play.
St. Cloud, Maple Grove competitors win Lakes Country Triathlon
Jesse Adams of St. Cloud and Melinda Silbernick of Maple Grove paced Sunday's Lakes Country Triathlon in Baxter.
Collins hopes boys lift soccer to next level
For the first time since the program's inception the Brainerd Warrior boys' soccer team will have a different head coach.
Upcoming sporting events
Area cross country capsules
Boys have big shoes to fill
For the first time since 1999 the Brainerd Warrior boys' cross country team won't have either Chris Woodard or Justin Grunewald as their No. 1 runner.
Girls want to earn trip to state
In only its eighth year as a varsity program the Brainerd Warrior girls' soccer team informed the state's traditional powers last season that outstate teams can compete with anyone.
CLC takes second in tourney
DUPAGE, ILL. -- Sophomore Courtney Stach was up to her usual tricks over the weekend and a few new players added extra pop to the Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball lineup.
Flyers edged with last second goal
BELLE PRAIRIE -- Little Falls' Eric Bell scored two goals and assisted on another but it was Diago Foss' goal with eight seconds left in the game that gave Hillcrest Academy of Fergus Falls a 5-4 boys' soccer win Monday.
Area cross country capsules
The score of Saturday's women's soccer game between Central Lakes College and Rochester Community College was incorrectly reported in a fact box headline. The final score was 11-0.
Hurbert interception, fumble recovery stop Rainy River
INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- Jamie Hurburt intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble to highlight a Central Lakes College Raiders defense that caused six Rainy River turnovers in a 17-6 season-opening football victory Saturday.
Nice day for a triathlon
Corey Tabbert of Brainerd led a pack of bikers down Inglewood Drive Sunday during the 17-mile bike ride of the Lakes Country Triathlon in Baxter.
Ranger girls place fourth, Pierz boys place fifth
The Little Falls girls' team placed fifth as Megan Meyer finished in sixth place.
Panthers roar past Pirates
VERNDALE -- Stacey Schoon led Verndale with 11 digs and six blocks and Cortney Branster added five digs and five kills in a 25-22, 25-16, 26-24 loss to the Parkers Prairie Panthers Monday in non-conference volleyball action.
Mass amasses wins, Modified championship
BARROWS -- The only way Dave Mass could have had a better night Saturday at North Central Speedway was if he won the Wissota Super Stock season points championship.
Talberg back on the path
As a junior Jamie Talberg of Pierz was poised to carve out a spot among the top cross country runners in Class 1A.
A rough start for CLC program
Central Lakes College women's soccer coach Noel Quinn knew the first few games his team played in its inaugural season were probably going to be rough.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Mostly sunny southwest. Mostly cloudy northeast with a
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy with a chance for showers far north. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s far north to the upper 70s to low 80s south.
It's warm out
Weather drawing by Maddi Adams of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s northeast to upper 80s
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Generally sunny. Breezy west. Highs from near 80 northeast... To the 90s central and west.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s far north to the mid 70s to low 80s south.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s northeast to lower 90s
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the northeast this morning.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Increasing cloudiness and becoming windy west with a slight
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Mostly sunny. Breezy west. Highs in the upper 70s east to
State forecast for S.D.
Wind advisory most of western third this afternoon and evening...
On the lake
Weather drawing by Darius Polipnick of Mrs. Christiansen's fourth grade class at Baxter school.
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