After school program accepting membership forms
Sixth- through eighth-graders interested in the Brainerd Community Education after school program Youth Trax can still get involved.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 1000. Last Tuesday: 670. Year Ago Tuesday: 750. Monday actual: 619.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 176, a year ago 350.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 600. Last Monday: 0. Year Ago Friday: 376. Thursday actual: 576.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 414, a year ago 493.
MOTLEY -- A 16-year-old Eagle Bend teenager was injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday at the Highways 210 and 10 intersection in Motley, the State Patrol reported.
Meets 7 a.m. Wednesday
Abear, Rick L. and Bonnie L.
With a score of 34, the team of Betsy Schroeder, Jeanette Smith and Cindy Anderson won the scramble event at the Lakes Course at Grand View Lodge during the women's golf outing Sept. 2.
Pine Meadows shorts
Dettbarn Construction has flirted or been on top of the standings in the Men's Twilight League at Pine Meadows for most of the second half.
Corn, beans maturing quickly in hot, dry weather
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Corn and soybeans were maturing very fast last week because of the dry and hot weather, and the lack of rain was creating cracks and sinkholes in some regions, the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service said.
Fish deaths investigated
SLEEPY EYE (AP) -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is investigating the deaths of more than 800 fish in Sleepy Eye Lake in southern Minnesota.
Families bear burden as more reservists go to war
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Bedtime is the toughest hour of the day at Tammy and Dan Hingst's trim two-story home in South St. Paul, where Dan had always bathed his two boys, read to them and tucked them in.
Pawlenty appoints more men, Twin Cities people
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty has appointed disproportionately more men and more Twin Cities residents to Minnesota boards and commissions than would follow by their representation in the state's population.
Alliant working with NASA on heat-resistant adhesives
EDINA (AP) -- Alliant Techsystems is one of several contractors developing repair kits to accompany space shuttles into space.
Fall color just beginning to appear throughout Minnesota
In general, fall color is beginning to appear throughout much of the state, especially in the prairie grasses and fall wildflowers, according to the DNR State Parks and Minnesota Office of Tourism.
School immunization rules finalized
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Next year's back-to-school preparations will include more shots for Minnesota children under Department of Health rules that became official Tuesday.
Skiing for Sheena
PINE RIVER -- Four years ago, David and Carole Heath of Pine River gave their eldest daughter, Sheena, then 15, a slalom water ski for Christmas.
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Senior Citizens Club will meet 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Cuyuna Range Community Center for the club's monthly meeting and potluck meal.
Horticultural show winners listed
AITKIN -- The Lakes and Woods Horticultural Club's sixth annual horticultural show was held earlier this summer at Westside Church in Aitkin.
Students at Staples campus of CLC treated to lunch
STAPLES -- Students at the Staples campus of Central Lakes College were welcomed to the community with a complimentary lunch last Wednesday. Chairman of the event was Jack Wilson of the Staples Community Foundation.
He was just being neighborly
WINONA (AP) -- Dave Melde owes his neighbor a big thank you.
Vintage plane tour flies through Twin Cities
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When dozens of vintage airplanes swooped into Anoka County/Blaine Airport today, they offered a unique glimpse of aviation history. They also arrived on the winds of irony.
New Ulm to celebrate Oktoberfest
NEW ULM (AP) -- Move over, Hermann.
The Initiative Foundation announced it has awarded 12 community grants totaling $106,500.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 10 - 40 years ago (1963) - Miss Lois Yde has returned home after taking a course in an American National Red Cross Small Craft School at Camp Wah-Kon-Dah, Rocky Mountain, Mo. she now qualifies to teach canoeing, boating and sailing.
County sets preliminary levy increase
The Crow Wing County Board Tuesday set the preliminary 2004 levy at $20.8 million, an increase of 6.9 percent from 2003.
Split vote decides city levy issue
After debating whether setting a lower preliminary levy would send the right message or inhibit budget flexibility, the Brainerd City Council split its vote Monday night.
Dale Rademacher stood at the bottom of the Space Shuttle ride at the Paul Bunyan Amusement Center in Baxter Tuesday, while his brother Alan Rademacher removed a bolt at the top of the ride. The crew is removing about a ride or building a day and transporting them to This Old Farm, seven miles east of Brainerd. The animated Paul Bunyan will be moved to the new site in the near future.
Jury pool questioned on Indian issues
The defense team for Darrick Bellecourt Monday questioned prospective jurors about area American Indian issues, how the prospective jurors handled disputes and how they felt about self-defense.
United Way co-chairs named
Bill Brekken and Julia Sullivan were officially named co-chairs of the 2003 Crow Wing County United Way campaign today. The drive starts Sept. 24 with the Chili Cook-off at the Westgate Mall.
Three file on last day of board filings
On the last day of filings for Brainerd School Board Tuesday, three new candidates decided to throw their hats in the ring for the three available school board seats.
Dog control issue in limbo
The Crow Wing County Boad Tuesday voted not to accept the administrator's recommendation to extend the contract with Don Hannah, a private animal control officer, for $2,000 per month for the remainder of this year.
After serving as chief deputy under three different sheriffs in Crow Wing County, Irv Tollefson has retired.
Two injured in plane crash
A Backus pilot and his wife were injured in a plane crash 10 miles east of Pine River Tuesday.
Backdahl named chief deputy
Crow Wing County Sheriff Eric Klang has named longtime sheriff's department supervisor Debi Backdahl as his chief deputy.
Lambert files for school board
Michael Lambert, 46, Brainerd, wants to bring a different perspective to the Brainerd School Board table.
Landmarks will be saved
The Crow Wing County courthouse, museum and the Veterans' Memorial will not be torn down as part of the county's preliminary plans for a $35.76 million building project that could include construction of a judicial center.
DNR appeals ruling on trail tracts
The DNR has asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to overrule a lower court decision that gave ownership of 1/2-mile of the Paul Bunyan Trail to private landowners.
Czeczok says he didn't threaten to kill Scheeler
Jeff Czeczok, a member of the Brainerd Transportation Com-mittee accused by Brainerd City Council member Gary Scheeler of harassment and death threats, said Tuesday he did call Scheeler but doesn't remember threatening Scheeler's life.
This was Brainerd
September 9 - 60 years ago (1943) - Enrollment in both the Brainerd High School and junior college has shown a sharp decline in figures released today by Superintendent G.B. Ferrell. The junior college was particularly hard hit with only 10 students reporting.
The Knotty Bear, a 65-foot paddlewheel boat, rolled down Highway 371 Tuesday. Black Bear Lodge and Saloon owner Rob VanValkenburg sold the 40-ton boat to a party in Holland, Mich.
Return of videos?
Music videos might be poised to make a comeback. Columnist John Hansen looks at the summer's hit videos Thursday in Tempo.
Rain could delay 210 completion
Much-needed rain may delay final paving of Highway 210.
Construction work begins today on a leg of Beaver Dam Road, closing the road for about three weeks.
Jeff Czeczok, a member of the Brainerd Transportation Committee, was served with a harassment restraining order just before noon Monday by the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department, an order granted to Brainerd City Council member Gary Scheeler who said he was harassed and threatened by Czeczok.
Brainerd ice time proposal leads to heated arena debate
How much was too much to pay for ice time became a debate following a committee recommendation to the Brainerd City Council Monday.
Two school board incumbents stepping down
The Brainerd School Board definitely will have two new faces in 2004.
HILLMAN -- Vern Cronquist, 68, Hillman, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital. Arrangements are with Brenny Funeral Home, Pierz.
BACKUS -- Leatta Schmidtke, age 82, of Backus, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Born Dec. 30, 1920, in Charles City, Iowa, to Louis and Mary Schroeder. She and her husband Jay owned and operated Pine Mountain Resort in Backus since 1963. She enjoyed making crafts.
Lenore K. Meyers
Lenore Kelly Meyers, 81, Raymore, Mo., (formerly of Raytown, Mo.), passed away Sept. 1, 2003. Funeral services were at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
PIERZ -- Dean Austin, 76-year-old resident of Pierz, Minn., died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at his home in Pierz. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz with the Rev. Gerald Dalseth officiating. Burial will be on Friday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn.
Donna M. Olson
Donna May Olson, 76, of Brainerd, formerly of Bemidji, Minn., died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Home in Brainerd, Minn.
Nathan 'Nate' A. Ackerson
PILLAGER -- Nathan "Nate" A. Ackerson, 19, Pillager, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident.
Vernon E. Cronquist
HILLMAN -- Vernon E. Cronquist, age 68, a resident of Hillman, Minn., passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Lowell E. Sabin
SPRING LAKE PARK -- Lowell E. Sabin, age 64, of Spring Lake Park, passed away Sept. 7, 2003, at home. He was a loving husband to his wife, Colleen, for 44 years, and a wonderful dad to his three children, Brian (Sandi) Sabin, Brenda (Kevin) Mendel and Wayne (Joy) Sabin; a proud grandpa to his five grandchildren, and a special friend to many.
Ethel A. Gross
IRON HUB -- Ethel Agnes Gross, age 81, of Iron Hub, died on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. She was born on Aug. 8, 1922, in Bay Lake Township to Walter and Lucy (Linn) Waffensmith. She married Harold E. Gross on July 5, 1941, in Iron Hub. She is a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Iron Hub, and its Ladies Aid.
Ethel A. Gross
AITKIN -- Ethel A. Gross, age 81, of Aitkin, died on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
James A. Anderson
VERNDALE -- James A. Anderson, age 75, of rural Verndale, died Sept. 8, 2003, at the Greater Staples Hospital. Memorial service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bertha. Gathering of friends will be held on Wednesday at the Bielema Family Funeral Home in Verndale from 6-9 p.m.
A recent article covered has obviously been deemed to be "Politically Correct", but in my mind, heart, and soul it keeps coming up sick.
The Brainerd area's summer tourism season ended on a high note as fans of the soon-to-be-relocated statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox visited the Paul Bunyan Amusement Center one last time.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words.
The Baxter City Council has had its hands full managing the incredible growth it's seen in the past 25 to 30 years. In that time, the city has been transformed from a sleepy little bedroom community to a bustling economic center with more than 5,000 residents.
On Sept. 3, I read the article titled "Pawlenty's Home Run" and I want to set the record straight. Not only are the Democrats, but also the Independents, Green Party, and a lot of Minnesota citizens behind a recall of Gov. Pawlenty.
Medicare reform needed
The following editorial was published Wednesday in the St. Cloud Times.
Minnesota News Council will hear disputes
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
Another home was evacuated in Crookston because of shifting land along the Red Lake River, bringing the total to eight families that have been forced to leave their homes, said Mayor Don Osborne on Tuesday.
Missing cyclist sought
BENSON (AP) -- Authorities are looking for a missing North Mankato man who missed his sister's wedding over the weekend.
State clarifies position on resort meetings
Gov. Tim Pawlenty's office has issued a memo regarding state meetings at Minnesota resorts.
Missing cyclist found alive
ST. PETER (AP) -- A motorcyclist who had been missing for nearly five days was found injured but alive by a friend in a dry slough several yards off a country road Tuesday.
Heat leads to school shutdowns
Several schools in Minnesota and North Dakota shut down on Monday because of the hot weather and an unexpected power-plant shutdown prompted Xcel Energy to activate controls on electrical demand.
Pawlenty laments drought
MAZEPPA, Minn. (AP) -- During a visit to a Wabasha County farm devastated by dry conditions, Gov. Tim Pawlenty acknowledged a federal disaster declaration may not be enough and he hopes to build support with other Midwestern states for additional relief from Congress.
Durenberger leads forum on health care costs
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Comparing health care cost inflation to high blood pressure, former U.S. Sen. David Durenberger on Monday was named to head an 18-person "citizens forum" that Gov. Tim Pawlenty hopes can prescribe the state a miracle cure.
State releases guidelines for history, social studies
ST. PAUL (AP) -- New back-to-basics social studies, history and science learning requirements released Monday by the Minnesota Department of Education will require that students learn numerous facts, places, names and events.
Flyers top Sartell
SARTELL -- The Little Falls Flyers picked up their first Central Lakes Conference tennis victory of the season Tuesday as they defeated the Sartell Sabres 6-1.
Shining star Erica Nelson has taken over No. 1 singles spot for struggling Warriors tennis squad
The title captain fits Brainerd Warrior tennis player Erica Nelson well.
C-I outlasts Tigers
CROSBY -- Brianna Wynn and Jenna Kovatovich led the Crosby-Ironton Rangers to a 25-16, 19-25, 18-25, 25-18, 15-11 come-from-behind victory over Pine River-Backus in Mid-State Conference volleyball Tuesday.
Pirates knock off Laporte
LAPORTE -- The Verndale Pirates defeated Laporte 25-21, 25-20, 17-25, 25-19 behind Sami Seaton's six kills in volleyball action Monday night.
Storm spikes BHS
During the past week, the Brainerd Warriors volleyball team has endured a grueling stretch of play.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Verndale gets all the bounces
VERNDALE -- Good teams are often lucky too.
Kermit Aase remembered as phy-ed innovator
For more than 40 years, Kermit Aase made an imprint on virtually every student, athlete, coach or teacher in Brainerd School District 181.
Bob Steinhoff of Lake Shore and Kevin Benz of Shakopee teamed up to win the Grand National Walleye Cup state championship last weekend on Gull Lake.
Flyers defeat Brainerd boys
LITTLE FALLS -- Chad Kofoed scored a hat trick and had three assists and teammate Joey Cotton recorded two goals and two assists in the Little Falls Flyers' 8-0 Central Lakes Conference win over the Brainerd Warriors in boys' soccer Tuesday.
Radinovich, Beaman sweep Wild Wedge
PEQUOT LAKES -- Crosby-Ironton's Joe Radinovich and Kim Beaman ran away from the competition, registering times 17:43 and 16:46 to capture individual titles at the Wild Wedge cross country meet Monday.
BHS girls register third shutout
BAXTER -- If it's true that defense wins championships, then the Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team is headed for a breakout season.
Pioneers nipped by Mora
MORA -- Pierz's Emily Stumpf and Susan Kimman picked up wins at No. 1 and No. 3 singles in a 4-3 loss to Mora in tennis action Monday.
CHICAGO -- Bartolo Colon gave his manager exactly what he wanted -- a complete-game win to put the Chicago White Sox atop the AL Central.
Twins trade Todd Sears
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins acquired minor league infielder Alex Garcia from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for minor league first baseman Todd Sears.
Comeback falls short
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have no time to relax. Not with 18 games left, including five more with the team that trails them by two in the AL Central -- the Minnesota Twins.
Vikings' Offord gets another chance
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Willie Offord hasn't been able to nail down the starting role at safety since the Minnesota Vikings drafted him in the third round out of South Carolina in 2002.
Vikings unsure if Chavous will play Sunday vs. Bears
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Minnesota strong safety Corey Chavous, who intercepted two passes in Sunday's win over Green Bay, is doubtful for this weekend because of a sprained right knee.
Mason believes Abdul-Khaliq's best is yet to come for Gophers
MINNEAPOLIS -- Asad Abdul-Khaliq's career with the Gophers has had as many rough spots as smooth ones.
Vikes' defense keys successful start
EDEN PRAIRIE -- The last time Minnesota forced five turnovers in a game, Randy Moss was a rookie and the Vikings were rolling through a 15-1 regular season.
Target Center getting a facelift
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have made significant enhancements to their roster this summer, and now improvements to their 13-year-old arena are on the way, too.
First day jitters
Emily Charter School preschooler Nicole Johnson said goodbye to her mom, Louise, on the first day of school.
PINE RIVER -- Johnny Mireb, a Palestinian who grew up in Rama Village, Galilee, Israel, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday at Pine River-Backus High School.
College grads paddle 1,300 miles from Minnesota to Hudson Bay
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Three male college graduates. A summer to kill. A yen for adventure.
The sun reflected off a tree's leaves.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny central and east. Mostly cloudy far west with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny and warm. Highs in the low 80s north to around 90 southwest. Cooler along the great lakes.
Ready for fall
Weather drawing by Katie Heise of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for North Dakota
...Wind advisory for southwest north dakota today...
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Increasing clouds west. Partly cloudy east. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing west. Breezy with highs mostly in the 80s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Breezy with showers and thunderstorms north and west. A Chance for showers and thunderstorms central and northeast.
The old school house
Weather drawing by Zach Kruchten of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny east. Partly to mostly cloudy west
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy far west. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms central and east. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Sunny to partly cloudy. Highs in the 80s. Cooler along the Great lakes.
State forecast for South Dakota
...Wind advisory northwest this afternoon and evening...
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms this morning west and central...Spreading east this afternoon. Highs around 80.
Rollin' Rangers will meet at Fifty Lakes Campground Sept. 14-17. Hosts will be Clem and Elaine Sauer and LeRoy and Carol Wodarz.
People can provide warmth and comfort to less fortunate Minnesotans by taking new and lightly used blankets to local participating drycleaners as part of the Minnesota Cleaners Association Blanket Drive. Drycleaners will clean the blankets for no charge and deliver them to Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis, which is an assistance center for inner-city poor that serves 20,000 clients each month.
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