Toyota Corolla is the Camry's mini-me
What's better than America's best-selling car, the Toyota Camry? These days, it just might be a baby Camry.
Upcoming arts and entertainment events
More dirty jobs and Iraq talk with Geoff Elvee
The best song on Geoff Elvee's second album will give you shivers of home-state pride as he drops Minnesota references from pelicans to the IDS Center. It certainly sets a more upbeat mood than "The Heroes Always Die" from his 2005 debut, "It's About Time."
Author of "Spirits in the Grass"
THIS AUTHOR HAS SPIRIT
THIS AUTHOR HAS
The Staples-Motley Area Arts Council's 2008-09 season will include six shows.
Book it to the fair
Bookin' It in downtown Little Falls will host book signings by three authors Saturday as part of the annual Little Falls Arts & Crafts Fair.
Completely random slice of pop culture
This is going to sound kind of random, but I hope "Journey to the Center of the Earth" gets a sequel.
An apple a day
The recipe this week for sugar-free apple pie comes to you from my sister Judy's kitchen. Being a diabetic prompts her to try numerous sugar-free recipes. She even put me to the "taste test," which I failed. She had made apple pies, which were sitting on her counter.
THEFT - Boyd Junas, 13000 block of Kelly Drive, Wednesday reported his debit card stolen.
SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS
Monday B - Pop-tart, yogurt, diced peaches. L - Cream of wild rice soup, bread bowl, string cheese, baby carrots, diced fruit.
Chelsea Tow and Joshua Beber, Lake Shore, a girl, Alivia JoAnn Beber, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, Aug. 21, 2008. Grandparents are Brenda Tow, Brainerd, Barry Tow, Merrifield, David Beber, Merrifield, and Laurie and John Dalzell, Brainerd.
THEFT - Paul Dorff, 28000 block of Northern Lights Drive, Garrison, Wednesday reported the theft of a burlap tree from his yard.
Crow Wing County warrants issued
Aug. 7-Sept. 4
Crystal Lynn Addison, 27, is wanted on a warrant dated Aug. 12 for gross misdemeanor probation violation on a charge of second-degree DWI.
Crosslake Area Garden Club meeting set at community center
CROSSLAKE - The Crosslake Area Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Crosslake Community Center for its regular meeting.
Lawn and garden
Dear master gardener, I know that lawn fertilizer should be applied in the fall but I live near a lake and would like to know an environmentally safe way to fertilize and kill weeds in my lawn. Is there an organic way to feed and weed my lawn?
Brainerd building permits
Art Space, 1000 block of Kingwood Street, furnace install/replacement.
LAKES AREA SENIOR
Reporters, activists revel in excitement
ST. PAUL - National political conventions are a political junkie's dream, but that never stopped political reporters from finding items to grouse about.
COMING SUNDAY IN SPORTS
The Brainerd Warriors host the Bemidji Lumberjacks in their first home game of the season Friday night.
Cross seeks to regain seat he lost on Baxter City Council
Two years removed from serving, Mark Cross is making another run for a seat on the Baxter City Council.
Former Gov. Arne Carlson disagrees with choice of Palin
If Sen. John McCain's aim was to shore up his conservative base by selecting Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running-mate he appeared to have hit the mark with many delegates and alternates.
Big man in the cowboy hat
The voice - now deeper and more rugged - is about the only thing about Red Johnson that's changed since he broke through in 1964 with his Capitol Records hit, "There's a Grand Ol' Opry Show Playing Somewhere." At 75, this traditional country crooner is still a tall, confident presence in a cowboy hat who dominates the stage.
Soil, water personnel
committee to meet Tuesday
The Crow Wing County Soil and Water Conservation District Personnel Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Ag Service Center, 7118 Clearwater Road in Baxter to review applications for the water planner/administrative assistant position.
"Our family has the same ups and downs as any other ... the same challenges and the same joys."
Cass will host hearing on land use ordinance changes
WALKER - Cass County Board will host a public hearing at the regular 9 a.m. county board meeting Nov. 18 at the courthouse in Walker on changes to the land use ordinance and subdivision and platting ordinance.
Lottery for deer hunters
For most deer hunters in the Brainerd lakes area, Thursday is the last day to get in on the lottery for a doe tag.
My first rodeo
ST. PAUL - One common expression seasoned veterans use to indicate that they're wise in the ways of the world is: "This isn't my first rodeo."
Briefly renting homes to vacationers is an issue at development
WALKER - As it has become harder for investment property owners to re-sell homes they purchased, they have turned to a different way to get a return on their investment that has neighbors appealing to the county board for answers.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1988) - The Brainerd Downtown Development Committee tentatively put the third leg of its development tripod in place Thursday. The committee agreed to continue planning for roofing two blocks of Laurel Street.
Pine River woman earns guest seat
ST. PAUL - Danielle Sonenstahl's political activism involved a roundabout journey, but it landed the 20-year-old Pine River college student a guest seat at the first day of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.
A Page 6A story in Wednesday's Dispatch incorrectly stated the Brainerd City Council on Tuesday authorized submission for a grant to go toward assisting downtown property owners in paying storm and sanitary sewer connection fees with the downtown reconstruction project slated for the spring of 2009. The grant submission is to assist 10 areas or buildings that need to reconfigure internal storm and sanitary sewers.
Absentee ballots available for Cass residents
Absentee ballots for the Sept. 9, statewide primary election are now available. Absentee ballots for the Nov. 4 general election will be available no later than Oct. 3.
COMING MONDAY IN EVERYDAY PEOPLE
Adina Belanger will draw on her experience at a prestigious school and dance company in New York as she begins her new teaching position at Just for Kix.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 4 - 40 years ago (1968) - The Lake Hubert railroad station, the last open-waiting area station of its kind in the United States, is moving from its old site to about two blocks west to a permanent site. It will become a permanent historical feature of the community.
Profiles of county board candidates
Crow Wing County voters who live in District 1 will have an opportunity to narrow the field of four candidates down to two in Tuesday's primary election.
Bruce N. Tower Sr.
CUSHING - Bruce N. Tower Sr., age 75, of Cushing, Minn., died suddenly while enjoying Fish Trap Lake on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008. Preceded in death by sister, Nancy Beach.
Jessica R. Lindsey
Jessica Rychel Lindsey, 6, of Brainerd, earned her heavenly wings on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at Minneapolis Children's Medical Center in Minneapolis. Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter with the Rev. Dan Werthman officiating. Friends may visit on Friday, Sept. 5, from 5-8 p.m. at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter, and at the church on Saturday during the hour prior to services. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery.
Margaret J. Evensen
MILACA - Margaret Jean "Donna" Evensen passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at the Abbott Minneapolis Heart Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 70 years, five months.
SWANVILLE - Lucille Maciej, age 82, of Swanville, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn.
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William C. Seal
MINNEAPOLIS - William Charles Seal, 59, of Minneapolis, formerly of Alexandria, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. Proud father of four, veteran of the Vietnam War - 101st Airborne Unit, accomplished writer and religiously devoted.
Gladys Wrobel-Fallon-Jackson-Muehlbauer, lifelong resident of Brainerd, age 80, passed away peacefully in her home. Cared for by her loving family, her soul began its journey to meet God Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at 8:40 p.m.
James I. Plunkett
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - James I. Plunkett, 73-year-old resident of Anchorage, Alaska, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, in Anchorage, Alaska. Arrangements for James are pending with the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, Minn.
Beatrice P. Wels
PINE RIVER - Beatrice Pansey Wels, age 100, of Pine River, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center, Pine River.
OTHER OPINION: Democrats
For all the talk of watershed and history, the themes that Democrats presented to America at the convention that ended Thursday, and that they hope will carry them back to the White House, aren't all that different from the arguments they made to the nation in 2004.
Bush packed the baggage, but McCain must carry it
WASHINGTON - Hurricane Gustav has spared Republicans one potential problem - President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney skipped Monday's first session of the Republican National Convention to remain on hurricane watch in Washington. Tying Bush, Cheney and their dreadful approval ratings around the neck of this year's Republican ticket has been the Democrats' dream all year.
I don't know how many people can't read signs but the stop sign by the SA station in northeast Brainerd has been changed to a no-left turn. I see cars that turn left all the time. Please for your safety read the signs. I also think the police should give out tickets for people not doing the right thing. Also the turn by Sawmill Inn, people will back up traffic by trying to turn left there also. Read the signs.
OTHER OPINION: Gustav
Hurricane Gustav wasn't as big a test as it could have been. The first major storm to roar across the Gulf Coast since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 had everyone scrambling. No one was taking any chances this go-round. And government authorities and the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast appear to have passed.
Economy? What economy?
ST. PAUL - Maybe it's a good thing for Republicans that Hurricane Gustav has abbreviated their convention. On an issue of some concern to Americans - the economy - they seem to have nothing to say.
First Congregational to host Interfaith book discussion
The Friday Morning Women's Book Group of First Congregational United Church of Christ invites women interested in interfaith dialog to join the group beginning Sept. 12 in reading and discussing "The Faith Club."
Warriors hand Alexandria first loss
The Brainerd doubles team of Emily Nelson (left) and Zoe Houle rallied to beat Alexandria.
Otters sweep Warriors
Fergus Falls swept the Brainerd Warriors 25-22, 25-11, 25-6 in Central Lakes Conference volleyball Thursday.
Foster, Beltz, Pequot Lakes and Crosby-Ironton win
PEQUOT LAKES - Led by Clayton Foster the top-ranked Pequot Lakes Patriots boys' cross country team claimed the top six spots, and eight of the top 10, in their invitational Thursday.
CLC opens with sweep
HAYFIELD - Central Lakes College Raiders golf teams opened the season Wednesday by sweeping the Riverland Invite at the Oaks Golf Club.
Pats rope Rangers
PEQUOT LAKES - Angela Villella of Pequot Lakes extended her singles record to 13-1 as the Pequot Lakes Patriots defeated the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 6-1 in Mid-State Conference play Thursday.
Williams' goal, assist lift Brainerd past Willmar
WILLMAR - Jake Williams scored the Brainerd Warriors' first goal and had an assist on their second to spark a 2-1 victory over Willmar in Central Lakes Conference play Thursday.
Gone in 28 seconds
BAXTER - Kelly Rosenthal is the leading scorer in Brainerd Warrior girls' soccer history for a reason.
Hibbing blanks Raiders
HIBBING - Shayna Foote contributed 21 set assists and eight kills as the Central Lakes College volleyball team lost to the Hibbing Cardinals 3-0 Thursday.
Pierz outlasts Kimball
KIMBALL - The Pierz Pioneers were stretched to the limit before winning the last two games in a 5-2 Central Minnesota Conference victory over Kimball on Thursday.
Rosenthal going out with burst
Jennifer Beilke and Danielle Uphoff were two of the most gifted offensive players in Brainerd Warrior girls' soccer history.
High school football
Improved Bemidji visits BHS
What appears to be an improved Bemidji Lumberjacks team will provide the opposition at the Brainerd Warriors home opener Friday night.
Rangers sweep doubles from New York Mills
CROSBY -The Crosby-Ironton Rangers won all three doubles matches and went on to a 5-2 victory over New York Mills in non-conference play Tuesday.
Storm outscores Flyers
BELLE PRAIRIE - Little Falls was upended by Sauk Rapids-Rice 6-2 in Central Lakes Conference action Thursday.
LOCAL SPORTS SHORTS
John Haberman, a 2006 Brainerd High School graduate, will be the starting quarterback at St. Olaf College when the Oles open their season 1 p.m. at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Blue Wave' event slated Friday at Warriors game
The Brainerd Warrior Football Association is promoting a "Join the Blue Wave" event for the home opener Friday night against the Bemidji Lumberjacks at Adamson Field.
Brainerd wins final relay, dual meet
SARTELL - As Brainerd Warriors coach Dan Anderson said, "The meet came down to 16/100ths of a second."
Former NBA coach Hubie Brown to be at Cass Lake
CASS LAKE - Hubie Brown, two-time NBA Coach of the Year and one of the leading coaching clinicians in the world, will make his first trip to Minnesota for two events this fall.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly cloudy west and central...Partly cloudy east. Isolated showers in the morning north...Then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms west and north central this afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 60s north...To lower to mid 70s south.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy. Areas of dense fog in central iowa this
State forecast for Minnesota
Thursday...Partly to mostly cloudy. Chance of rain far southeast. Highs in
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Mostly cloudy north. Partly cloudy south. Scattered
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Cloudy east and central. Rain. Then becoming partly cloudy
Tree and flower
Weather drawing by Garrett Goeden of Mrs. Smith's first-grade class at St. Francis school.
Weather drawing by Cody Christensen of Ms. Hemstad's third-grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Patchy morning fog northwest and north central...Otherwise
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Rain south and east. A chance of showers in portions of the west and northeast. A few thunderstorms southeast where rain may be heavy at times in the afternoon. Partly cloudy north. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Becoming partly cloudy. Isolated afternoon thunderstorms extreme northwest in the afternoon. Highs from the mid 60s to the lower 70s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Chance of showers far southeast...With a slight chance of showers far northeast. Slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms west. Highs in the 60s...Except for lower 70s south central.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers central and north. Scattered
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