'55 CBE semis were eventually outlawed
You had to pity the relief driver when it came to team operations in a 1955 Kenworth Model CBE (Cab Beside Engine) semi truck, last week's Guess the Vehicle. He or she had to lie down in the truck's sleeper that was crossways behind the driver and the engine.
To Douglas Wood, it's all good
Douglas Wood is an accomplished author, musician and artist, but don't ask him to touch a computer. It's only through the help of a friend that he even has a Web site.
Upcoming arts and entertainment events
For week of Sept. 8-14; bands perform 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Moore to lead off Grassroots Concerts
Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children 11 and younger.
Concert to raise hurricane relief funds
The Brothers Frantzich, a gospel and old-time music duo from the Twin Cities, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Confidence Learning Center near East Gull Lake.
Second Wadena mural goes up
WADENA -- The Alley Arts Institute has announced the completion of the second mural and the commissioning of a third in its Pieces of History project.
Appreciate summer's scenery
We have all heard the phrase, "Take time to smell the roses."
This no-bake recipe is so easy to put together, cooks young and old can make it a fun project for weekends or holidays, year-round. Everyone will relish the taste. What makes it special is the combination of melted almond paste and marshmallows, teamed up with crispy cereal and coconut.
Don't let food reek havoc in the kitchen sink
Especially in warmer weather, food debris can build up odors in your garbage disposal. Here are some easy tips to help clear the air and keep the summer kitchen smelling sweet as the roses.
Robert L. Endrizzi Jr., 28, and Shannon K. Johnson, 34, both of Deerwood.
Benedictine Health chosen for hospital feasibility study
WALKER -- The Critical Access Hospital Task Force the Cass County Board created earlier this year has selected Benedictine Health System to lead its hospital feasibility project at Ah-Gwah-Ching near Walker.
2006 levy up nearly 9 percent
WALKER -- A nearly 9 percent increase in the Cass County levy next year will be partially offset by increased property value in the county.
Intra-lake zoning on pilot lakes proposed
WALKER -- The Cass County Environmental Services Department is conducting public information meetings on a proposal to implement intra-lake zoning on a few pilot lakes in the county.
Sheriff receives funds for K-9 dog
WALKER -- Cass Sheriff Randy Fisher reported to the county board Tuesday he received $18,230 from 27 individuals, businesses, civic groups and townships to enable him to buy and train a K-9 police dog and handler.
Public hearing on access lots scheduled
WALKER -- The Cass County Board took the first step Tuesday to copy a Crow Wing County ordinance section that prohibits access lots on lakeshore to serve non-riparian (offshore) lots in a plat.
CROSBY -- Jean Olson is known as the Lefse Lady at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby, where she singlehandedly makes about 1,200 lefse circles for the church's bazaar each fall.
Try making Jean Olson's award-winning lefse
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Election day at CLC
Central Lakes College student Mitch Reed of Little Falls voted in last week's Brainerd campus student senate officer election.
Scholarship created in memory of Sybil Nies
The family of Sybil B. Nies has created an endowed scholarship fund in her memory through the Central Lakes College Foundation with a donation of $6,400.
Foggy, foggy morning
The fog lifted over Perch Lake Tuesday after a night of rain. Do you have a recent scenic picture that shows the beauty of the lakes area? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org for possible publication in the Neighbors section.
Boat slips must be removed from Gullview property
WALKER -- Environmental Services Director John Sumption sent a letter Aug. 25 to Guy Wikman, the contact person for Gullview property listed on the county taxing system, informing him all but five boat slips must be removed and land use permits for three buildings are revoked.
Changes proposed to alleviate Moondance traffic congestion
WALKER -- Traffic at Highways 371 and 200 backed up for miles in each direction this summer as people waited to enter the concert grounds for Moondance Jam.
AITKIN -- Terry Dee will be on the air live starting at 6 a.m. Thursday on KKIN AM and FM in Aitkin to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
'Harvesting and Using Herbs' slated Sept. 15 at Living Legacy Gardens
STAPLES -- Learn what to do with the herbs growing in your garden at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at the herb garden at Living Legacy Gardens at the Central Lakes College Ag Center in Staples.
HACKENSACK -- The weekly Hackensack children's fishing contests concluded Aug. 30.
Congregation of mercy gathers
With 3,000 victims of Hurricane Katrina expected at Camp Ripley as early as Friday and many others arriving in the state by their own means, area officials are combining resources in order to best help evacuees.
A new start
BAXTER -- Living in Baxter with their grandparents almost feels like a vacation for Micah and Cody Gustafson, except for one obvious difference -- they have to go to school.
Initiative Foundation to host emergency planning discussion for evacuees
LITTLE FALLS -- In cooperation with the American Red Cross, the Initiative Foundation will host an emergency planning discussion with area nonprofit agencies, direct service providers and schools at 10 a.m. Wednesday at its office in Little Falls.
Pit bull declared dangerous, will be destroyed
Cheech the pit bull, seized by Brainerd police officers Aug. 16 after two men allegedly used the dog to fight another pit bull, will be destroyed.
Up to 300 soldiers, volunteers preparing for evacuees at Camp Ripley
CAMP RIPLEY -- They haven't arrived yet, but Camp Ripley is ready for the estimated 3,000 Hurricane Katrina survivors who may soon show up at the front gate.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 7 - 60 years ago (1945) - A police and peace officers school directed by representatives of the FBI, will be conducted in Brainerd beginning Sept. 10. Chief of Police Thomas Templeton and Sheriff Roy Wicklund will be hosts to the visiting peace officers.
After two-year vacancy, Brainerd council hires another park director
The city of Brainerd has a new park director.
Point of view
This is the entryway to a building south of Brainerd. Look for the answer Thursday.
Forestview traffic flows smoothly
BAXTER -- Brainerd's fifth- through eighth-graders arrived by bus and by car at Forestview Middle School early Tuesday morning, dressed in their best school clothes for the first day of school.
Baxter sets tax preliminary levy, increase expected to be offset by valuation jump
The Baxter City Council Tuesday adopted its proposed 2006 tax levy at $4,004,700, a 13.7 percent increase over the 2005 final levy.
Members of the Brainerd Warrior dance team participated in extra training opportunities this summer.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1985) - The threesome of Vern Moore, Tom Broekemeier and Rick Harms birdied the third playoff hole to win a three-man scramble golf tournament at Brainerd Country Club.
Township does not respond to city offer for annexation meeting
Brainerd and Crow Wing Township appear to be at an impasse on the city's annexation of 640 acres from the township.
300 marijuana plants seized by officers
BACKUS -- A 53-year-old Backus man was arrested Tuesday after Cass County law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at his rural Backus property and seized more than 300 marijuana plants.
COMING SUNDAY IN SPORTS
The Pierz Pioneers look to open the season 2-0 with a
Helping Katrina's critters
CAMP RIPLEY -- There's no sign on the door yet at Building 10-151 at Camp Ripley, but Operation Northern Comfort Animal Shelter will soon be open for business in the former warehouse at the military base.
How to help
Organizations wishing to donate money or material goods for Operation Northern Comfort may call the nonprofit organization Hope for the City at (651) 283-0937. Items may be sent to Hope for the City, 9901 W. Seventh St., Eden Prairie, MN 55344. Donated items will not be accepted directly at Camp Ripley. -- Matt Erickson
Council votes to split Baxter into four voting precincts
Baxter residents will need to find out where they vote before heading to the polls in November.
"I'm so proud of the incredible generosity, love and caring our great state is showing, it could make my buttons burst."
COMING FRIDAY IN SPORTS
Two of the best swimming and diving teams in the Central Lakes Conference will butt heads Thursday when the
Area chambers and United Way collecting money, items for victims
Area chambers of commerce and the Crow Wing County United Way Tuesday announced a campaign to provide money and essential materials to the people who will be housed in Minnesota because of the hurricane.
Point of view
This mural is located in a city with a population of 8,302. Look for the answer Thursday.
As Camp Ripley prepares for storm victims, Little Falls rolls out welcome mat
LITTLE FALLS -- With as many as 3,000 Hurricane Katrina victims expected to arrive at Camp Ripley this week the Little Falls community is pitching in.
Find out how area school enrollments add up. Are area school populations above or below last year's numbers?
Camp Ripley deemed ready for evacuees
CAMP RIPLEY -- Less than four days after receiving a federal request, Minnesota officials say Camp Ripley is ready to accept up to 3,000 evacuees of Hurricane Katrina.
Yvonne L. Paulson
Yvonne L. Paulson, 84, Brainerd, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Care Center in Crosby. She was born in Brainerd on Sept. 14, 1920, to Tinus and Nora (Severson) Loney.
SWANVILLE -- Caron Strom, 50-year-old resident of Swanville, Minn., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls. Funeral services for Caron S. Strom will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls with the Rev. John O. Grein officiating. Burial will be in Bearhead Cemetery near Pillsbury, Minn. Friends may call Thursday from 9-11 a.m. at the Shelley Funeral Chapel.
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Ralph Arthur Enlund
Ralph Arthur Enlund, age 91, resident of Brainerd, died peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at the St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Gertrude L. Allen
PILLAGER -- Gertrude L. Allen, age 93, of Pillager, died Sept. 6, 2005, at the Staples Care Center.
Dale E. Sell
Dale was born Oct. 19, 1948, in Melrose, Minn., to Lloyd and Elnora (Meier) Sell. He was a 1966 graduate of Sauk Centre High School.
NORTH RICHLAND, Texas -- A visitation for retired Sgt. Maj. Dale E. Sell, 56, of North Richland, Texas, formerly of Sauk Centre, who died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at a local hospital in North Richland Hills, will be held Thursday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose.
JENKINS -- Michael Robert Newton, age 41, resident of Jenkins, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at his home. Michael was born on Sept. 10, 1963, in Brainerd to Robert and Barbara (Lagerstrand) Newton.
COON RAPIDS -- Dorothy E. Olsen, age 88, of Coon Rapids, formerly of Aitkin, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at the Park River Estate Nursing Home in Coon Rapids, Minn.
Ralph A. Enlund
Ralph A. Enlund, 91, Brainerd, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Michael Robert Newton, age 42, resident of Jenkins, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
Howard J. DeRosier
Howard J. DeRosier, 78, resident of Brainerd, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at the St. Cloud VA Hospital. He was born on Nov. 2, 1926, in Brainerd to Lucien and Mabel (Avery) DeRosier. He married Lois Fleischhacker on June 29, 1949.
ROYALTON -- Marguerite Jane Waddell, age 90, of Royalton, Minn., passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at the St. Otto's Care Center.
PILLAGER -- Gertrude L. Allen, age 93, of Pillager, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at the Staples Care Center. Arrangements are pending and entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Home of Staples.
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Take advantage of chance to help hurricane victims
Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced that up to 3,000 victims of Hurricane Katrina will arrive in central Minnesota as early as Friday, as part of our mutual Emergency Management Compact signed by every state except Hawaii.
Hurricane Katrina hit days ago and it was clear before the storm that the levees were not adequate to hold against this storm.
My husband said that it went fine this morning on the first day of school at Forestview. We drop our daughter off and pick her up ourselves. As a parent this is our right to make this decision. This is what works for many families and must be fit into the whole equation of the system. Some have to use the bus, some have to carpool. So far so good. But remember it is our children and our decision.
Open Forum: U.S. military wastefulness criticized
There has been a bit of turmoil in the news concerning the closing of military bases. Perhaps if the military had not purchased so many $500 toilet seats, $400 ashtrays, and $300 hammers they would have money available to run the bases. The $15 hammer I use at home seems to be identical to the $300 one used in the military.
OTHER OPINION: KATRINA
There will be plenty of time for politicians to play the blame game and to embrace facile, inside-the-Beltway solutions to the botched rescue.
Upcoming sporting events
Sauk Centre -- Pierz's Kristin Sczublewski led the way at No. 1 singles, winning 6-0, 6-1, while the first doubles team of Kaitlyn Jensen-Mel Waytashek scored a convincing 6-1, 6-3 victory as the Pioneers beat Sauk Centre 5-2 Tuesday in girls' tennis Tuesday.
GOLF LEAGUE RESULTS
Tower Mortgage reclaimed a hefty men's golf league lead with a 28.5-15.5 victory over First Federal Bank and a Dettbarn Construction 24-20 loss to U.S. Bank Sept. 1 at the Legacy Courses at Cragun's.
Strand a big contributor on and off field
When selecting a captain a team should consider qualities like academics and community involvement as important as athletic ability.
Late Willmar goal dooms Flyers 2-1
Willmar -- Little Falls battled Willmar to a 1-1 draw in the first half before a late goal in the second allowed the host Cardinals to edge the Flyers 2-1 in Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer Tuesday.
JV boys' soccer team loses twice
Alexandria defeated the Brainerd Warrior junior varsity boys' soccer team twice Tuesday.
Warriors dunk Lumberjacks in learning experience
BEMIDJI -- The Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team tuned up for Thursday's Central Lakes showdown against Fergus Falls with a 106-80 non-conference victory over the Bemidji Lumberjacks Tuesday.
Upcoming sporting events
Eighth-ranked Pierz downs Rangers
CROSBY -- The Class 2A eighth-ranked Pierz Pioneers downed the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 25-12, 18-25, 25-14, 25-21 behind Lisa Pohlkamp's 15 kills and Lisa Kurtz's six blocks and 20 set assists in non-conference play Tuesday.
Alexandria edges Warriors 2-1
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd boys' soccer team was unable to get more than a single goal past Alexandria goaltender Kyle Brilke as the Warriors lost 2-1 to the Cardinals in Central Lakes Conference play Tuesday.
Willmar serves up win
There are no breaks against the Willmar Cardinals volleyball team.
Warriors sweep Flyers in tennis
LITTLE FALLS -- The Brainerd Warrior girls' tennis team swept the Little Falls Flyers 7-0 in Central Lakes Conference play Tuesday.
Legacy club titles go to Blum, Sorenson, Johnson
Scott Blum's 75 gave him a three-shot victory and the club championship Aug. 28 at the Legacy Courses at Cragun's.
Brainerd keeps Alex winless
BAXTER -- Steve Kimble believes the Alexandria Cardinals are one of the best 0-4 girls' soccer teams in Minnesota.
Raiders come back to win
WAHPETON, N.D. -- Any questions about whether the Central Lakes College volleyball team could come from behind and win a five-game match against a quality opponent were answered Wednesday.
Hilmerson's two goals lead Flyers past Willmar
Belle Prairie -- Kendra Hilmerson had two goals and the Little Falls Flyers had 35 shots on net in a 4-2 Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer win over Willmar Tuesday.
Palmer, Cardinals sunk by Melrose
STAPLES -- Staples-Motley's Anne Palmer captured second place in the 100-yard freestyle and the 200 freestyle relay of Palmer, Catrena Branchaud, Sonja Pipek and Alicia Johnson placed second as the Cardinals placed third in their triangular against Melrose and Minnewaska in girls' swimming and diving Tuesday.
CLC's growing pains continue
Despite the growing pains the first-year women's soccer program at Central Lakes College has gone through, its coach and players are confident they're close to turning a corner.
W-DC boys win their own meet
Wadena -- Wadena-Deer Creek won the boys' competition in the Wolverines' cross country meet Tuesday.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with chance of
Weather drawing by Kasey Smith of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
School playgrounds are busy again
Weather drawing by Shelby Zimmerman in the Baxter School third-grade class of Ms. Hemstad.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...A chance of showers and thunderstorms north. Occasional
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms far
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Becoming partly cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms southeast
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms southwest
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy with thunderstorms likely north and a chance
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms central and south. Partly cloudy north. Highs in the mid 70s north to the mid 80s south.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy east in the morning. Otherwise...Partly cloudy. Thunderstorms ending far east by mid morning. Isolated thunderstorms west in the afternoon. Highs from the upper 70s far east...To the mid 90s southwest.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms ending far east this morning. A chance of thunderstorms west in the afternoon. Some storms could be severe west in the afternoon. Highs from the mid 70s east...To the mid 80s central and southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance for showers and thunderstorms west. Highs in the 70s.
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