Headed for a crash?
You owe $145,000. And the bill is rising every day.
Andy Anderson joined Northstar Mortgage as a loan originator. He has worked in the finance and sales industry for the past 25 years in Brainerd.
Pequot Lakes store moving south to Baxter
PEQUOT LAKES -- A shopper can gaze at the purses at Among the Pines in Pequot Lakes and wonder what the message might have been.
DEERWOOD -- The Crosby Fire Department and Trus Joist MacMillan officials are investigating a fire reported at 6 p.m. Tuesday in one of the wood company's presses.
Crow Wing County felony warrants
Issued between Aug. 31-Sept. 8
Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
Children advised to follow Golden Rule
The Crow Wing County Child Protection Team and St. Joseph's Foundation held their ninth annual Community Health Symposium Aug. 16 at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter with 300 community people attending, including teachers, pastors, social services employees, law enforcement personnel, non-profit agency leaders, parents and others.
CHILD IN NEED Mike and Drake are waiting for some 'good men'
Are your kids off to college and you're finding some extra time on your hands?
Here's a look at how many students per grade enrolled within the Brainerd School District the first week of school:
REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK ON KATRINA RV's might play a role in housing; area firm submits bid to FEMA
Depending on its success in the bidding process, Lewie's RV Center might look pretty empty in the next few weeks.
Brainerd enrollment matches forecast
Brainerd area students who survived the first week of school now have the weekend to unwind until the school buses start to roll once again on Monday.
Wall Street moves higher on falling oil, gas
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street advanced solidly Friday to finish the week higher as oil prices cooled and investors embraced signs that the economy could move forward despite Hurricane Katrina's devastation of the Gulf Coast. The major indexes gained for the week.
Little Falls student threatens to hurt himself at high school
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Community High School was locked down for three hours Thursday after a male student was on the roof of the high school threatening to hurt himself, the Little Falls Police Department reported.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1985) - The big crowd started filing out of the Paramount Theater Saturday night after the last film to be shown in the movie house that is being closed. The tickets for the last show, "Fiddler on the Roof," went for 50 for adults.
More than 100,000 people were expected to attend the 33rd annual Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair this weekend in Little Falls.
COMING THURSDAY IN ENTERTAINMENT
The Blue Ox Bar will celebrate its 25th anniversary Sept. 21 with performances by Ded Walleye, the Black Mollys and other favorites.
Price tops $7 a gallon in Europe
LONDON -- One hundred fifty dollars to fill'er up.
JENKINS -- There will be a benefit for Loni Everson from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Wildwedge Golf Course in Jenkins. Loni was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001. It has now been found in her liver and her brain. Tickets are $15 per person including unlimited mini-putt and unlimited 18 hole par 3 golf and a picnic meal. A silent auction will also be held. The Wildwedge Golf Course is located next to the Jenkins AmericInn.
The Brainerd Dispatch omitted the name of the newspaper that originally published an editorial that ran in Thursday's newspaper as an Other Opinion. The editorial, titled "Get it together, Mr. President," was originally published in the Los Angeles Times.
Northwest presses its advantage
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Three weeks ago, Northwest Airlines mechanics went on strike over an offer far better than the one they were considering on Friday.
Point of view
The logs form a new sign in Brainerd.
Brown denounces 'lies'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A beleaguered Michael Brown said Friday he doesn't know why he was removed from his onsite command of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, but he does know the first thing he'll do when he returns to Washington.
COMING WEDNESDAY IN NEIGHBORS
That's the name of a new hunting organization in Brainerd that seeks to unite landowners who have too many deer on the property with disabled hunters and archers who need access to land.
Students create a patch of hope
BAXTER -- The eighth-graders at Forestview Middle School not only found a way to help Hurricane Katrina victims but they've started a fashion trend that's taken off at the middle school.
Resume flaws do in Brown
WASHINGTON -- For more than a week, President Bush withstood mounting pressure to fire FEMA Director Michael D. Brown. But it was not until disclosures that Brown may have misrepresented his qualifications on his resume that the president took the rare step of removing an aide from his responsibilities.
Crude oil prices slip
NEW YORK (AP) -- Crude oil and gasoline prices slipped Friday, as traders' fears of further damage to the nation's oil production eased after Tropical Storm Ophelia veered away from Florida's coast.
IRONTON -- Julie Ann Stanich, 43, Ironton, died Sept. 8, 2005, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. She was born on May 17, 1962, in Canton, Ohio to William and Janet (Lundgren) Weaver. She was a licensed practical nurse with 15 years of service at Aicota Care Center, Aitkin, Harmony House, Brainerd, and Brainerd Regional Human Services Center, Brainerd.
Harriet E. Sewell
NORTH POLE, Ala. -- Harriet Elaine Sewell, 81, beloved wife and mother, passed on to be with the Lord on Aug. 6, 2005. Harriet was born in Eveleth, Minn., on Dec. 30, 1923, to Luzetta Roycraft Rice and William Clarence Rice.
BEMIDJI Warne Swenson, 90, formerly of Crosby and Victoria Palm's Resort, Donna, Texas, died in Bemidji on Sept. 2, 2005. He leaves behind his wife, Vi, of 64 years; three children, Ken (Gretchen) Bemidji, Bob (Sue) Hayward, Wisc., Carol Jackson, Brainerd; and four grandchildren, Zachariah, Annika, Karissa and Erica.
NAPLES, Fla. -- Janice Babinski, 42, resident of Naples, Fla., formerly of Minneapolis and Nisswa, Minn., died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, in Naples as the result of an accident.
KellyAnn M. Lehrke
SWANVILLE -- KellyAnn M. Lehrke, 28-year-old resident of rural Swanville, Minn. passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at her home in rural Swanville. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley-Gibson Funeral Home in Swanville, Minn.
Merle Obert Hanson
WALKER -- Merle Obert Hanson, 84, of Walker, Minn., died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids, Minn.
Stanley 'Larry' Zilka
LITTLE FALLS -- Stanley "Larry" Zilka, 84 year old resident of Little Falls, formerly of the Randall area, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flensbug with the Rev. Leo Moenkedick officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the service at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls. Parish prayers will be Monday at 7 p.m. at the Shelley Funeral Chapel Little Falls.
Edward Ludwig Radinovich
CROSBY -- Edward Ludwig Radinovich, 81, Crosby, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at his home.
A joint memorial service for James T. Sewell who passed away Nov. 24, 2004, and Harriet E. Sewell, who passed away on Aug. 6 will be held at Riverside Union Church at 4 p.m. on Sept. 17, located at 9800 County Road 45, South Brainerd. A reception will follow at Thon's at 5495 County Road 2, Southeast Brainerd.
Charles E. Grondin
Charles "Chuck" E. Grondin, 70, died at home on July 15, 2005, following a brief illness.
Dennis Leon Walters
CRESCENT CITY, Calif. -- Dennis Leon Walters, 59, formerly of Brainerd, died Sept. 1, 2005, in Crescent City, California.
Open Forum: Humans are a marvelous creation
Body odor actually serves a purpose. Studies show that smell has a lot to do with who we chose as a mate. People prefer the smell of someone who has a dissimilar genetic makeup to themselves. The reason is to strengthen the immunities of our children. Someone who smells bad to you may just be incompatible.
OUR OPINION: FORESTVIEW
Sometimes our worst fears never materialize into reality.
All the complaints about the government's response in New Orleans make me sick. The people won't eat the MRE's that our troops eat and gripe about not having hot meals, The entitlement programs that take care of people from cradle to grave do the worst thing to people. That is it robs them of the ability to make wise personal decisions.
YOUR LAKE, OUR LAKES
You spent your hard-earned money on a lake lot and now you want to build your dream retreat. Unfortunately, you find out you need a variance.
OUTDOOR NOTES Ski Gull Patrol looking for new members
Do you enjoy winter and its outdoors activities? Would you like to learn how to care for people involved in outdoors emergencies and get great benefits as well?
For late season muskies on Mille Lacs, look for the walleye fleets
Lee Tauchen likes hanging out with walleye guys when he guides for muskies at Mille Lacs in late summer and autumn. His choice has nothing to do with their personalities. It has everything to do with their location.
NORTH COUNTRY QUESTION OF THE WEEK
"Nearly half of Minnesota's rare and endangered species live on prairies, which make preserving these complex ecosystems critical to protecting the state's natural heritage," said Peter Buesseler, DNR scientific and natural area prairie biologist.
Minnesota wild rice crop down but not out for ducks
This year's wild rice crop is expected to be below average in most parts of central and northern Minnesota but conditions should still be good for ducks, according to Rod Ustipak, who coordinates the Cooperative Wild Rice Management Project.
14 -- Last day to submit Lac qui Parle controlled goose hunt zone applications
Scent of clover brings memories of home
There are about 300 clover species worldwide. Although some species live in the mountains and in the tropics, most are found in the northern regions of the planet.
90th birthday - Marcella Kronquist
Marcella Kronquist will celebrate her 90th birthday with family and friends. She was born Sept. 11, 1915.
50th anniversary - George and Tudy (Clarquist) Burnard
George and Tudy (Clarquist) Burnard will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 18, hosted by Kim, Jamie, Loni and Beth at Lake Edward Town Hall. No gifts please.
25th anniversary - Bruce and Kelly Jo Mogensen
Bruce and Kelly Jo Mogensen of Brainerd will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a party hosted by their children. They were married Sept. 20, 1980.
80th birthday - Jean Nimeth
Jean Nimeth will celebrate her 80th birthday with a party from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 17 at Nazarene Church on Johnson Road in Brainerd.
65th anniversary - William (Hoop) and Regina Smith
William (Hoop) and Regina Smith recently celebrated their 65th anniversary with their children. They were married Sept. 1, 1940, in Norwood, Iowa.
55th anniversary - John and Lorna (Stevens) Tabor
John and Lorna (Stevens) Tabor recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with their five children, spouses and grandchildren. They were married Sept. 9, 1950, in Brainerd.
ALEX AND DAYNA FRANCIS
Dayna Logering and Stephen Francis were married June 25, 2005, at St. Francis Church in Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
50th anniversary -Wendell and Goldie Fristedt
Wendell and Goldie Fristedt, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Mackinac Island with their family. They were married Sept. 10, 1955, in Minneapolis.
AUTUMN AND BRYAN SWEET
Autumn Jones and Bryan Sweet were married June 25, 2005, at Lakes Area Christian Church with Pastor Fred Laughlin officiating.
SARAH AND JASON WHITING
Sarah Bogenschutz and Jason Whiting were married Feb. 5, 2005, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Mark Skinner officiating.
Five generations recently gathered were Grace Arnold, daughter; Jesse Arnold, father; Wade Arnold, grandfather; Helen Arnold, great-grandmother; and Pearl Burnard, great-great-grandmother.
TIMOTHY AND KATHERINE BORDEN
Katherine Anderson and Timothy Borden were married June 11, 2005, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Crosby with Father Dennis Hoffman officiating.
Wedding planned - Carissa L. Nelson and Joel M. Nelson
Carissa L. Nelson and Joel M. Nelson announce their engagement. Parents are Lee and Connie Nelson, Crosslake, and Ron and Pam Nelson, Brainerd. A Sept. 17 wedding is planned.
SHEREE AND ADAM SPEER
Sheree Knack and Adam Speer were married May 21, 2005, at the Breezy Point Chapel in Breezy Point with the Rev. Dan Doughty officiating.
50th anniversary - Dwight and Marilyn "Toots" Lindberg
Dwight and Marilyn "Toots" Lindberg, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married Sept. 10, 1955, in Brainerd.
Flyers' leader lets actions make the noise
Josh Flavin lets his actions on the football field speak for him.
Braham bombards C-I
CROSBY -- Braham's Isaiah Dahlman caught three touchdown passes as Class 2A's sixth-ranked Braham Bombers cruised past the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 46-0 Friday in a non-conference football game.
Raiders have ace in the hole
The start of every point in a volleyball game comes down to the server versus the receiver. And when Central Lakes College freshman Jenae Swanson stands behind the serving stripe, she usually wins that battle.
Larson to be inducted into state football hall of fame
Greg Larson of Nisswa will be inducted into the Minnesota Old-Timers Football Hall of Fame on Sept. 20 at the Prom Center in Oakdale.
Butenhoff, Gobblers fall to Ogilvie
OGILVIE -- Aitkin's Connor Butenhoff intercepted a pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown and threw a 59-yard touchdown to Tom Stromberg as the Gobblers fell 38-22 to the Ogilvie Lions in Great River Conference football Friday.
Pillager shuts out Upsala 20-0
UPSALA -- Travis Dixon scored three times including a 45-yard interception return to lead the Pillager Huskies to a 20-0 non-conference football victory over Upsala/Swanville Friday.
Upcoming sporting events
Pohlkamp's early dominance powers Pierz
Dents may appear in the Sauk Rapids High School gym floor thanks to Lisa Pohlkamp.
Anderson runs wild in PR-B win
PINE RIVER -- Alan Anderson rushed for 102 yards on seven carries and scored three touchdowns, one on a 48-yard punt return, as the Pine River-Backus Tigers throttled the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers 53-0 in North Star Conference football Friday.
Alexandria misses 30-yard field goal in closing seconds
ALEXANDRIA -- For a game that offered little drama for three-plus quarters it sure had a dramatic finish.
Patriots' late rally falls short
PEQUOT LAKES -- Crookston's Micah Rude scored four touchdowns as the Golden Eagles withstood a late rally by Pequot Lakes to defeat the Patriots 28-20 in Northern Lakes Conference football Friday.
Pierz picks on bigger guys
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers need to pick on teams their own size.
BHS wins tight defensive battle
ALEXANDRIA -- A full moon must have been shining over the Alexandria High School football field Friday.
Flyers sputter in loss to Sartell
Little Falls -- Little Falls' Josh Flavin opened the game with a 95-yard kickoff return but Sartell's Wade Plascan scored four touchdowns as the Sabres shot down the Flyers 34-13 in Central Lakes Conference football Friday.
Revamped Yahoo local sites still lack specifics
More localized information about what people are searching for online, along with multi-layered maps and user reviews of businesses, are among the new features Yahoo is hoping will draw people to its revamped Yahoo Local site (local.yahoo.com).
Researchers say distorting biometric images enhances security, privacy
BOSTON -- A trick reminiscent of a fun-house mirror might improve the security and privacy of the access-control technology that examines fingerprints, facial features or other personal characteristics.
New Wisconsin lab dedicated to RFID technology
MADISON, Wis. -- Alfonso Gutierrez smiles as boxes of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese tagged with tiny chips zip around a conveyor belt and pass under a reader that instantly displays information about the product.
New traffic software gives radio a run for its money
EDISON, N.J. -- Long Island looked as if it were on fire.
Try checking out audiobooks, libraries say
GUILDERLAND, N.Y. -- A new way to borrow audiobooks from the library involves no CDs, no car trips, no fines and no risk of being shushed.
FAVORITE VACATION PHOTO
You'll get a kick out of this weather
Weather drawing by Annastasia Ramig in the Baxter third grade of Ms. Hemstad.
State forecast for Minnesota
...Wind advisory west third this afternoon and evening...
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory east today into early this evening...
State forecast for North Dakota
...Wind advisory eastern third today...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s to around 90.
State forecast for Iowa
...Wind advisory in effect northwest portions from noon today
A spaghetti dinner benefit for Jake Volkl will be held from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Pine River American Legion. Cost is $6 for ages 10 and over and $4 for ages 4-10. Children under 3 are free. A live auction will also be held with auctioneer John Stranne. Jake was hit by a truck while riding his bike at a friend's house. He was airlifted to North Memorial Hospital where he was treated in the trauma unit for seven days. Jake had a fractured skull, two collapsed lungs, a ruptured ear drum, his spleen removed and numerous other challenges to overcome. Jake's parents are Jeff and Trina Volkl from Pillager. His grandparents are Tim and Cathy Switajewski, Pine River, and Joni Volkl, Crosslake. For more information on how to volunteer or make a donation for the benefit, call the Pine River American Legion. An account has also been set up for the Volkl family. Donations can be sent to the Jake Volkl Benefit Fund, Mid MN Federal Credit Union, PO Box 309, Brainerd, Minn. 56401.
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