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Merger involving Nature Vision is complete
Nature Vision, Brainerd, announced its merger with PC Acquisition, Inc., is now complete.
Jesse Oothoudt, a 1997 Little Falls Community High School graduate, returned home to build a business, literally. Quizno's Subs opened in Little Falls on Northeast 16th Street.
Upcoming Crow Wing County committee meetings
Monday Labor Day, County offices closed
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
Meets 7 p.m. Wednesday
BURGLARY -- Brainerd Homes Inc. Thursday reported a burglary at a home under construction on the 14000 block of Memorywood Drive. Power tools and equipment were stolen from the scene with a value for a variety of power tools listed at $829.
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Senate District 12
Robert and Laurie (Swift) Treuvey, Brainerd, a girl, Izabella Esme, 7 pounds, 9.3 ounces, July 24, 2004. Grandparents are John Swift, Brainerd, and Carol Swift, Brainerd, and Robert and Pepper Treuvey, Pompton Lakes, N.J., and the late Jaqueline Treuvey.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Brainerd City Hall
Child in need
Fall is just around the corner time for school, raking leaves, bonfires, football games and hunting. If you are an avid hunter and would like to pass your knowledge on to a new generation, we have a couple of young men on our waiting list who would like to meet you.
"Even alongside the most cruel attacks of the past, this terrorist act occupies a special place because it was aimed at children,"
FORGET REAGAN HIGHWAY
The Minnesota Taxpayers League's recent suggestion to rename Minnesota's Floyd B. Olson Memorial Highway in honor of President Ronald Reagan has raised the ire of one East Gull Lake woman.
Some counties have primary races
Primary races for county offices can be found in Aitkin, Cass, Morrison and Todd counties, but none in Crow Wing or Wadena County.
12B race draws primary focus
House District 12B, a largely rural legislative district that's home to many Morrison County farmers, boasts a bumper crop of candidates for the Sept. 14 primary.
Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., will visit the Crosby-Ironton School District's senior and junior high school project 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. He'll be accompanied by Superintendent Linda Lawrie.
This was Brainerd
100 years ago (1904) - Good houses for sale or rent. 705, S. 5th; 723 S. Broadway; 1301, 1415 and 1607 Pine S.E; 1608 Oak S.E.; and 203 Kinsey N.E. Some new, nearly all have electric lights, all are warm.
In a Page 5A infobox in Friday's Dispatch about the Red Barn Farm Corn Maze, the directions to the corn maze were omitted.
Johnson wants role as steward
Sandy Johnson filed for Baxter City Council Friday ensuring a three-person race for the two spots that will be open.
Patrick J. Waddell
PALISADE -- Patrick J. Waddell, age 53, of Palisade, died on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004.
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Charles 'Chip' Russell
CANTON, Ga. -- Charles "Chip" Russell, 54, Canton, Ga., formerly of Brainerd, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, after a long fight with cancer at his home in Canton. Chip was born and raised in Brainerd. He attended St. Francis of Assisi grade school, Franklin Jr. High and Washington High School.
What's going on in this town? Why aren't there crossing arms at every railroad crossing? Does someone have to die in these accidents that are happening in order for action to be taken? I don't care if these railroad crossings are out in the middle of nowhere, crossing arms should be installed at every railroad crossing.
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OUR OPINION: FLAG BURNING
The Brainerd-Baxter area is known for its huge Fourth of July celebration with spectacular fireworks and a crowd-pleasing parade. It's an attraction that draws holiday visitors from all over the state. Yet one of the most moving moments of the parade is a quiet moment.
As we round the corner from summer to fall, hunting is preeminent on the outdoors sporting calendar. The orderly progression of the big- and small-game seasons finds each hunter going afield at a different time.
An insight into healthy rivers
A new CD-ROM allows users to explore the complexity and diversity of Minnesota's river systems.
Bright berries of bunchberry now showing in woods or wetlands near you
A member of the dogwood family, bunchberry is an understory plant of the boreal forest and aspen parkland. Look for it in moist soils, often in deep shaded woods, along streams and around swamps.
CRP signup underway with goal of securing 39 million acres
Beginning Sept. 30, interested farmers and landowners could enroll their lands in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Conservation Reserve Program. The sign-up period runs through Sept. 24.
Legendary guide Bob Propst, Sr. contemplates life after retirement
At age 65, life-long walleye guide and legendary angler Bob Propst Sr. is starting to think about retirement. But while others retire to go fishing, Propst is left in a quandary.
Fishing Hall of Fame inducts Baumann, Zernov
The Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame has two new members in its new home at Reed's Sporting Goods.
The DNR's 20-year plan to return lake sturgeon to the Red River watershed took another step forward Sept. 2 when 7,500 sturgeon fingerlings were stocked at two different locations. It was the fourth release since 1998.
How close is too close when you're on the lake fishing?
I've never been too big on fishing near other anglers, and I've never been big on other anglers fishing on top of me either. I've become a little more tolerable over the years, but crowding on the water still really annoys me. Sure, I realize that nobody owns the lakes, but there are a few unwritten rules that should be followed.
Ron Gazvoda, Lakewood, Colo., weighed 10 fish at 56 pounds to win the Professional Walleye Trail Outdoor Channel Pro-Am Aug. 28 on Lake Michigan's Bay de Noc, the final regular season tournament of the year.
Sept. 4 -- Early Canada goose hunting opens
Jim and Sue (Hobson) Knudsen will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Wednesday. They were married Sept. 8, 1979, in Brainerd.
Tana G. Thomton and Chad E. Spaulding were married Aug. 30, 2003, at the home of the bride's uncle, Grant Johnson, in Mound with the Rev. Ron Gullman officiating.
Brenda Kirchner and Kevin Schmidt announce their engagement. Parents are Gary and Rose Marie Kirchner, Sauk Rapids, and Kenton and Mary Ann Schmidt, Manitowoc, Wis. A Nov. 20 wedding is planned in Sauk Rapids.
Sara Hellendrung and Jason Hanson were married Dec. 19, 2003, at St. Andrew's Church in Fairfax with Father Ron Huberty officiating.
Tiffany Kirsch and Cal Henningson were married July 17, 2004, at St. Peter's Church in Utica, N.Y.
Brainerd Christian Women's Club thanks all area businesses as well as the people who made our annual August auction a huge success. Thanks for the incredible items donated for auction and of course the meal put on by Grand View Lodge.
Shanda Joy Vrudny and 2nd Lt. Jason A. Pfeifer announce their engagement. Parents are Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Vrudny, Alpine, Texas, and Ms. Sharon Pfeifer, Bloomington, and Mr. Gary Pfeifer, Crystal. The bride's grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vrudny, Brainerd, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Mudford. A May 2005 wedding is being planned in Alpine.
Harold and Kathleen Lachelt, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their four children and their spouses and 11 grandchildren. They were married Sept. 4, 1954, in Minneapolis.
Volunteers of the month
Kim Miller and Robert Liebeg were married Aug. 20, 2004, in Key Largo, Fla.
Roland and Pat Kehr, Brainerd, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 6, 1969.
Five generations recently gathered were Madyson Lick, daughter; David Lick, father; Deb Lick, grandmother; and Eileen Williams, great-grandmother, all of Brainerd; and the late Ann Austin, great-great-grandmother.
Chuck and Colleen Hanson, Pillager, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married July 24, 1954, in Brainerd.
Carmen Continenza and Ed Damrau were married July 24, 2004, at Assembly of God Church in Brainerd with Pastor Mark Boone officiating.
Roland "Doc" Kehr recently celebrated his 60th birthday with his wife, Pat, and friends. He was born Sept. 4, 1944.
Bruce and Shelley Eide, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 31, 1974, in Brainerd.
Pirates roll as Johnson hits Bramer for three scores
VERNDALE -- The Minnesota Vikings' Culpepper to Moss connection has fantasy leaguer's drooling, but in Verndale it was Johnson to Bramer that had the Pirates faithful cheering Friday.
Prince credits Warrior front for stellar opener
BEMIDJI -- In 2003, Brady Prince was the Brainerd Warriors leading rusher with 657 yards.
Green Wave grounds Flyers
LITTLE FALLS -- Josh Flavin scored on a 21-yard pass from Jake Kluever late in the third quarter as the Little Falls Flyers fell to the East Grand Forks Green Wave 41-8 in the football opener for both teams Friday.
Pierz drops opener
ANNANDALE -- The Annandale Cardinals rushed for 278 yards and posted a 35-12 non-conference football victory over the Pierz Pioneers Friday.
Brainerd blasts past Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- Three total yards and no first downs.
Palmer wins twice for Cardinals
STAPLES -- Anne Palmer won the 50- and 100-yard freestyles Thursday to lead Staples-Motley to third place in its swimming and diving invitational.
Cardinals soar past Patriots
STAPLES -- Val Meschke's marathon victory over Jacque Peterson at No. 1 singles wasn't enough to lift the Pequot Lakes Patriots past the unbeaten Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' tennis team Friday.
Hornets win 12th state title
The Hornets of Brainerd captured their 12th state championship by winning the women's Class D tournament Aug. 13-15 at Park Rapids. They qualified for the national tournament Sept. 23-26 at Lawton, Okla.
Sobieski falls to Wolf Lake
BELLE PLAINE -- The Sobieski Skis scored four runs in the first inning but committed three errors and lost to Wolf Lake 8-4 in the Class C State amateur baseball winners' bracket Friday.
Northern Investments increases lead
Unlike the stock market Northern Investment Services saw a significant increase in its lead in the men's golf league at the Legacy Courses at Cragun's Thursday.
A Brainerd Youth Athletic Association football meeting for players and parents and final registration and equipment handout is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mississippi Horizons cafeteria.
Durham makes the most of his time for Patriots
PEQUOT LAKES -- Kris Durham waited.
Favorite Vacation Photo
Allison Potvin, Megan Hamdorf, Natalie Potvin and Jenni Badeaux stopped for a photo in front of what Hamdorf says captures the essence of Italy -- the Tower of Pisa -- during Brainerd High School's A Cappella Choir trip in April.
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State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly to mostly sunny west. Considerable cloudiness with
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Increasing clouds with a chance of showers and
State forecast for Iowa
This afternoon...Sunny to partly sunny. Highs in the 80s.
The water's fine
Weather drawilng by Erica Swenson in the Baxter third grade of Mrs. Brenny.
Wisconsin state forecast
Dense fog advisory early this morning east central...Southeast... And parts of northeast wisconsin...
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers west. Scattered showers and thunderstorms central...Spreading to most of the east by the end of the day...Otherwise partly cloudy east. Highs in the 60s west to the 80s east.
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Due to Labor Day, the Brainerd American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 255 will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the American Legion, 708 Front Street, Brainerd. The Finance Committee will meet prior to the meeting at 6 p.m. and the Executive Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m.
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