Nine readers tabbed last week's Guess the Vehicle
Last week's mystery vehicle, a 1952 Ford Mainline, generated more guesses from readers than the last few mystery vehicles.
Noodles help when packing kids for college
Sending a kid off to college? Remember the care packages.
COMING NEXT WEEK
This is no joke: Comedy returns to Brainerd this month with the opening of Scott Hansen's Comedy Gallery at The Rail.
It's not easy for a young band to get noticed in today's cutthroat music industry -- especially when it plays an eclectic mix of reggae, funk, bluegrass, jazz, dance and African music that scares off most of the potential audience before they even get in the door.
It's a good time to be disillusioned with television
"Seinfeld" had the Summer of George.
Upcoming arts and entertainment events
For week of Sept. 2-8; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Still riding a bluegrass buzz after last weekend's Lakes Bluegrass Festival? Whether you want to jam or just enjoy the show, the bluegrass jammers have got you covered with their bi-weekly gig at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Coco Moon in downtown Brainerd. It's always packed, so arrive early to get a seat.
Drummer for Zion Tribe, Twin Cities funk/
Sammo and the Clearwater Hot Club features 19-year-old Sam "Sammo" Miltich, a prodigious guitar virtuoso. Admission is $10.
Comedy legend Bill Cosby goofed around with the crowd during his Aug. 26 performance at Grand Casino Mille Lacs near Onamia. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Treasure a day off from labors
Labor Day is a holiday to honor the contributions working people have made to our country -- and it's a day off for many!
Defendant found incompetent
WALKER -- Cass County District Court Judge David Harrington Aug. 26 found John Gregory Audette, 53, Walker, incompetent to stand trial at this time and placed the case against him dormant.
Bahma, Kathleen C. and Daryl F.
THEFTS Northland Auto, Highway 371, Wednesday reported theft of a vehicle.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a gas leak at 9:06 p.m. Thursday at Taco Johns restaurant at 9 Washington St. in northeast Brainerd.
The Pequot Lakes Police and Fire departments and North Aircare responded about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday to AAA Rental Inc. in Jenkins, off Highway 371, for a man who was kicked in the chest by a horse. The man was transported to St. Josephs Medical Center in Brainerd. The police department didnt know the mans name or his condition.
In a story in Thursday's Dispatch from the AP about about germs playing a possible role in sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, The Associated Press erroneously reported a finding that infections were found to be the cause of death in 10 percent of sudden, unexpected infant deaths, not 10 percent of SIDS victims.
NISSWA -- Amie Schultz joined broker/owner Patrick Buckley as his personal assistant at the Positive NORTH GMAC office in Nisswa.
Prefab becomes hip
LOS ANGELES -- Nancy Hanover and Gerardo Reyes had already obtained permits to add a conventional bedroom/retreat to their 1923 bungalow when they happened to read a newspaper article last spring about a cutting-edge prefab called Glidehouse.
Cooking with new colors
Thinking of a kitchen remodeling?
Suitcase solves storage space problems
For many of us, storage space is at a premium, so we're appreciative when smart, innovative products come along, such as the new Space Mate collapsible Pullman suitcase from Atlantic Luggage.
Good news, bad news Study finds weight loss good on Atkins diet, but side effects after six months
LONDON -- Dieters on the popular high-fat, low-carb Atkins approach lose just as much body fat as those on low-fat diets, but the annoying low-carb side effects could mean problems down the road, according to a scientist who reviewed five dozen diet studies.
"It sounds like the ice is being broken."
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1964) - Winning first prize blue ribbon at the Minnesota State Fair in the Home Activities Department was Miriam Lee of Brainerd for her jig-saw work.
A special card for a special guy in Iraq
Little hands were painted red, white and blue as heartfelt birthday wishes were created Wednesday in a backyard in north Brainerd with a destination thousands of miles away in Iraq.
Chutes and Ladders Corn Maze
- The eight-acre Red Barn Farm Corn Maze opens at noon Friday and is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Oct. 31 on Al Jabs' farm in Nokay Lake Township.
COMING SUNDAY IN SPORTS
Highway 371 rivalry
This was Brainerd
September 3 - 30 years ago (1974) - Supermarket specials: Center cut chuck roast...89 pound; Rib steak...$1.69 pound; Ground beef...69 3 pound package; Folgers coffee...$2.99 3 pound can
Hukriede in the running for council seat
Randy Hukriede, 45, filed Wednesday for one of two Baxter City Council seats that will be decided this fall.
Tapio gets 17 years in prison
WALKER -- Jesse Royal Tapio will serve at least 17 years in prison for the Nov. 29, 2002, murder of Darrell "Louie" Bisson in Cass Lake.
MnDOT plans work for Highways 200, 84 in Cass County
BAXTER -- An aggregate shoulder repair projects for approximately 14 miles of Highway 200 and approximately 29 miles of Highway 84 in Cass County.
LITTLE FALLS -- An aggregate shoulder repair project for approximately 11 miles of Highway 27 from Little Falls to Pierz is set to begin Sept. 16.
Back to school in something new
Eagle View Elementary School
Truck-train crash critcally hurts driver
An Anderson Brothers Construction Co. employee driving a dump truck was injured after his vehicle collided with a train west of Baxter Wednesday.
Kevin Flategraff, the 29-year-old Anderson Brothers Construction employee who was seriously injured after the company dump truck he was driving collided with a train west of Baxter on Wednesday, was updated from critical condition to serious condition Thursday, a St. Cloud Hospital spokeswoman said.
Firefighters there just in case
Jeff Hilgart (left) and an unidentified fellow Minnesota Power employee checked a circuit breaker box that caught fire about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday at Ernie's on Gull Lake. Brainerd firefighters were on hand to provide fire protection if needed. Brainerd Dispatch/Clint Wood
It's corny but a-maze-ing
You've played the classic board game, "Chutes and Ladders," over and over again as a child.
The summer that wasn't
So much for the long, hot summer.
A daughter remembers
Marla J. Nagel
LITTLE FALLS -- Marla J. Nagel, 67-year-old resident of Little Falls, passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls with the Rev. Nicholas Landsberger officiating.
Julia C. Morneau
ONAMIA -- Julia C. Morneau, 86-year-old resident of Onamia, Minn., died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at the Elim Home in Milaca, Minn. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Onamia, Minn. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Onamia, Minn., and from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church.
Katherine 'Kitty' M. Doolittle
Katherine "Kitty" M. (Hanson) Doolittle, 85, of Brainerd, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village, Pine River.
Marvin L. Garnhardt
REDWOOD FALLS Marvin L. Garnhardt, age 65, of rural Redwood Falls, died on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at the Redwood Area Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. from the New Avon United Methodist Church, rural Redwood Falls, with burial in the Crestlawn Gardens, rural Redwood Falls. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Nelson-Martin Funeral Service in Redwood Falls and will continue at the church on Saturday one hour prior to the service.
Lloyd 'Bear' Griffith
PILLAGER -- Lloyd "Bear" Griffith, age 91, of Pillager, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at the Staples Care Center.
FORT RIPLEY -- Wayne Finch, age 65, of Fort Ripley, died Aug. 31, 2004, unexpectedly at his home. Wayne Bernard Finch was born Aug. 8, 1939, in Brainerd to Everett and Katherine (Holsapple) Finch. He attended school in Brainerd. On April 10, 1958, he was united in marriage to Iris Killian. Following their marriage they lived in Mankato for a few years, moving to Thief River Falls where he drove truck for Arctic Cat in the early 1970s. They moved to Fort Ripley in the 1980s. Wayne was a millwright and a member of the Carpenters/Millwright Local Union No. 548. He was a member of the NRA and was an avid hunter, fisherman and liked to snowmobile and ride his four-wheeler.
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Marjorie J. Anderson
AITKIN -- Marjorie J. Anderson, age 82, of Aitkin, passed from this life to a better one on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at the Villa Vista Care Center in Cromwell, Minn., following a long illness.
Astrid I. Holmquist
MALMO -- Astrid Irene Holmquist, 85, of Malmo, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin.
Cynthia L. Mose
PEQUOT LAKES -- Cynthia Lee Mose, age 48, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at her parent's residence in Pequot Lakes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Pequot Lakes. The Rev. Dr. David N. Stevens will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at Willim-St. Onge (Northland) Family Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes. Burial will follow at Our Savior's Cemetery, Pequot Lakes.
Ervin S. Hines
PILLAGER -- Ervin S. Hines, age 74, of Pillager, died early Thursday morning at his home in rural Pillager. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter with Father Seamus Walsh and Chaplin Ricky Abear officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Brenny Funeral Chapel and for one hour prior to services on Saturday. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery at Pillager with military honors provided by the Brainerd American Legion Post No. 255. A lunch will be served at the First Lutheran Church in Pillager following the burial.
Raymond 'Ray' Lundquist
AITKIN -- Raymond "Ray" Ward Lundquist, 72, of Aitkin, formerly of Warba, died at Riverwood Extended Care in Aitkin on Sept. 1, 2004. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Willim-St. Onge Family Funeral Home in Aitkin.
ISLE -- Amanda Remer, 18-year-old resident of Isle, Minn., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wahkon, Minn., with Father Greg Poser, OSC, officiating.
One of the first lessons one learns in public policy is the value of being able to disagree with someone without being disagreeable. The community leader one wants to punch today may be your most important ally on the "next big issue."
I can't see macho hunters shooting mourning doves and collecting them and eating them. Hunters don't even take a whole deer to eat. Reality is that hunters will shoot these song birds the size of a robin and let them fall to the ground and rot.
Life under the Miller administration
I have an announcement.
Voters can choose life or choose death
We hear about how Sen. John Kerry takes both sides of an issue; first for and then against. The abortion issue is no different. He wants us to believe he's pro-life when he says he believes life begins at conception. But that's not the way he votes.
What is George W. supposed to do?
In an orchard there is a long time lag between planting and harvesting and with good luck the harvest will go on for years. The same is true with government policies. In the eight years of President Reagan and the four years of President Bush, the elder, they started a lot of good policies and tax reforms that would produce results in the coming years. Our economy was in good shape, unemployment was low and those who wanted to work prospered. Then came Clinton. He rode this swelling tide of prosperity and his popularity skyrocketed. During this time he implemented policies of his own. He cut our military budget saving our taxpayers billions of dollars. It didn't matter to the euphoric benefactors of his policies that the money that they had been given came at the expense of the service that protects the United States. This lack of military preparedness gave the terrorists the courage to attack us on Sept. 11. On Sept 4, 1993 he signed NAFTA into law. Ross Perot asked at that time " do you hear that giant sucking sound? It is our jobs going south". The Clinton administration raised taxes on employers; it didn't matter that a lot of businesses went south to take advantage of these new opportunities. Now the liberals are blaming President Bush for the loss of jobs.
Zell Miller's day in the sun
Georgia's Zell Miller is a former governor filling out the U.S. Senate term of the late Paul Coverdell, who died in 2000. As far as power goes in the Senate, especially for a minority Democrat, that is the equivalent of being a fraternity pledge. Or a summer intern. And Miller, at 72, isn't planning to run again. But by deciding he's a Republican at heart, and putting that heart at the service of President Bush, Miller got to be a national star for a night.
'One nation under God'
Recently, there has been debate and discussion over the wording in our Pledge of Allegiance in the United States.
Parishioners to share their artistic sides at First Congregational
At most churches, the fellowship hall is a place people gather after church to chat and have coffee. Normally, that's the case at First Congregational Church in Brainerd, too.
Next month Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity will pass the milestone of the 50th Habitat house built in Crow Wing and Cass counties.
Meschke, PL overpower Pierz
PIERZ -- Val Meschke won in straight sets at No. 1 singles to lead the Pequot Lakes Patriots past the Pierz Pioneers 6-1 in non-conference tennis Thursday.
Belanger, BHS tie Cards
WILLMAR -- Jake Belanger scored his second goal in the final minute of regulation to send the game into overtime and the Brainerd Warriors salvaged a 2-2 tie with Willmar in Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer Thursday.
Litchfield edges S-M
LITCHFIELD -- Andy Mertens scored on a pair of touchdowns from three yards out for the Staples-Motley Cardinals in a 26-21 non-conference football loss to the Litchfield Dragons Thursday.
Pierz plucks win from Gobblers
PIERZ -- Pierz's No. 1 doubles tandem of Melissa Waytashek and Nicole Kasper came back after dropping the first set to beat Aitkin's Emily O'Neil and Beth Beck 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 as the Pioneers tennis team dropped the Gobblers 5-2 Thursday.
JV girls' soccer team defeats Willmar
The Brainerd junior varsity girls' soccer team defeated Willmar 15-0 Thursday.
Warriors at Bemidji 7 p.m. Friday
Warrior girls, Beaman win meet
With three runners having graduated, and two others sidelined with injuries, Brainerd Warrior girls' cross country coach Dave Herath didn't know what to expect in the season-opening Run for Your Melon at Northland Arboretum.
BHS' Elg off to fast start
In one meet, Brainerd Warriors junior swimmer Brianna Elg has her coaches thinking what might be this season.
Franzen to call it quits after Saturday races
The third annual Mighty Axe Nationals at North Central Speedway Saturday and Sunday will be John Franzen's final Wissota Championship Sprint Car races.
Woodard poised to fill Grunewald's shoes
One of the challenges facing the Brainerd Warrior boys' cross country team this season is how to replace probably the top runner in program history.
Familiar foes face off
Bemidji head football coach Jim Carlson may be seeing images of the Brainerd Warriors dancing in his sleep.
Raiders sweep NDSCS
Wahpeton, N.D. Jillian Makis nine kills led the Central Lakes Raiders past North Dakota State College of Science 30-23, 30-27, 30-20 in non-conference volleyball Thursday.
Hornets win 12th state softball title
Erin Thiesse and Kari Happke shared most valuable player honors to help the Hornets slow-pitch softball team of Brainerd to its 12th state championship by winning the women's Class D tournament Aug. 13-15 at Park Rapids.
Stach leads CLC netters into season
For the past four years, Courtney Stach was in a comfort zone when it came to volleyball.
Smiley 20th at Senior MGA
R.J. Smiley of Mille Lacs Golf Resort in Garrison shot a final-round 79 for a three-round total 231 and a 20th-place finish in the Minnesota Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship Wednesday at Mankato Golf Club.
Newcomers shake things up at BIR bracket race
Before last weekend, Jesse Leonard hadn't competed in the Home Depot Bracket Racing Series at Brainerd International Raceway.
Pats win in five sets
DEER RIVER -- Led by Flecia Foster's 11 kills and Selby Moe's 31 set assists, the Pequot Lakes Patriots volleyball team made a dramatic comeback to defeat Deer River 25-13, 23-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-6 in non-conference play Thursday.
Tech tops Little Falls
BELLE PRAIRIE -- Little Falls Flyers Eric Bell and Chad Kofoed hooked up twice in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the St. Cloud Tech Tigers in boys' soccer as Bell scored two goals off assists from Kofoed.
Upcoming sporting events
Warrior sophomores win
The Brainerd Warrior sophomore football team opened its season Thursday with a 50-0 win against the Little Falls Flyers.
Willmar sweeps BHS
WILLMAR -- Chelsey Weiss had 16 set assists and five digs for the Brainerd Warriors in a 25-10, 25-15, 25-13 loss to the Willmar Cardinals in Central Lakes Conference volleyball action Thursday.
Upcoming sporting events
Northwoods League back in Brainerd
The failure of three previous wood-bat baseball ventures in Brainerd hasn't discouraged the Northwoods League.
Rangers stump Gobblers
CROSBY -- It's a 10-inch high, stained wooden stump and for one more year it's in the possession of the Crosby-Ironton Rangers football team.
Beilke, BHS pound Cards
Brainerd Warrior girls' head soccer coach Steve Kimble made a comparison of senior Jenny Beilke to that of a Mia Hamm as being a "game changer" on a field.
St. Cloud Tech grounds Flyers
ST. CLOUD -- The Little Falls Flyers girls' soccer team led 3-1 at halftime due to Andrea Ploof's two but the St. Cloud Tech Tigers came roaring back to score seven unanswered goals to win 8-3 in a Central Lakes Conference game Thursday.
Brock Larson and Sean Sherk will headline the second annual Cage Fighting Extreme show Saturday at Brainerd Area Civic Center.
Warriors win two doubles matches but lose meet
ST. CLOUD -- The doubles teams of Carolyn Despot-Jessica Lofrano and Ariel Aakhus-Natalie Reponen won as the Brainerd Warriors fell to the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles 5-2 in Central Lakes Conference tennis Thursday.
State forecast for S.D.
Wind advisory central and northeast today into this evening....
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy west with a chance of thunderstorms. Partly to mostly sunny and breezy east. Highs in the lower 60s northwest to the lower 90s southcentral.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Sunny and warm. Highs in the 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower to mid 80s...Cooler near lake michigan and superior.
State forecast for Minnesota
Wind advisory northwest and west central today into this Evening...
Rain in the South, West and Midwest; dry in the Northeast
Rain fell in parts of the South, West and Midwest early Friday, while the Northeast remained dry.
Fishing before school starts
Weather drawing by Nick Murray in the Baxter third grade of Mrs. Surma.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...A chance of showers and thunderstorms west and central.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the 80s.
State forecast for N.D.
Wind advisory east until 9 pm cdt tonight...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Areas of morning fog southwest...Otherwise partly or mostly sunny. Highs in the 80s.
Mobile-home evacuation is a must in hurricanes
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Mack Arnsdorff has survived a lightning strike, a sandstorm and a car crash that pulverized his right femur.
August weather arrives late
Weather drawing by Grace Gilbertson in the Baxter third grade of Mrs. Brenny.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Partly cloudy northwest. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Warm and
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