State funding changes cited in school hike
Changes in state funding accounts for a majority of the 10.6 percent increase in the Brainerd School District's proposed levy for next year, school officials reported Monday.
Named to the summer dean's list at The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth: Rebecca Schomack and Brady Sladek, both of Baxter, are majoring in management; Lisa Lundgren, Crosby, organizational behavior; Brenda Marshik and Alice Middendorf, both of Little Falls, and both majoring in management.
Brainerd enrollent reflects decrease
Enrollment dropped in the Brainerd School District by 44 students since the first day of school.
Teaching William to read
William, who came to the Brainerd School District as a first-grader in 2001, was only able to write down one of 37 syllables in a sentence.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 166, a year ago 391.
Keep in contact with your state lawmakers
Area legislators and how to contact them.
Light the way
The sweet smell of success comes in a variety of fragrances for a Jenkins candle manufacturing company. Read more about this story in Wednesday's Neighbors.
Bellecourt went to apartment for pot
Two people who gave Darrick Bellecourt a ride to the apartment above downtown bar Tropical Nites on Oct. 13, 2002 -- the night he is accused of killing 15-year-old Zack Peterson -- testified in the 18-year-old's murder trial in Crow Wing County District Court Monday.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 15 - 40 years ago (1963) - Jerry Lyscio, strong-armed 18-year-old right-hander who pitched Brainerd High School to the state tournament, has announced the signing of a professional baseball contract with the Minnesota Twins.
North Central Blood Services, directed by Dee Severson, will conduct a blood drive for the Red Cross Oct. 6, 7, 8 and 9 at the Brainerd National Guard Armory.
61 acres next to BRHSC slated for sale
A business expansion, retail area and multi-family housing may be part of the development of land the city of Brainerd has for sale.
Board approves field for Nov. 4 election
Brainerd School District residents will go to the polls Nov. 4 to vote for three of the 10 candidates who filed for one of the three four-year term seats that expire at the end of this year.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 16 - 60 years ago (1943) - Crow Wing county climbed into 22nd place in 87 counties in Minnesota in the third war loan bond drive today.
Road work causes Crosslake confusion
Carol Roy lives a few blocks away from Immaculate Heart Church in Crosslake, but it took 14 miles to get there Sunday.
A Page 6A story in Friday's Dispatch should've stated the Nisswa city prosecutor referred the John Sausen misdemeanor DWI case to Itasca County Attorney's Office.
Convenience store proposal for near Lum Park tabled by council until Oct. 6 meeting
Discussion of a convenience store with gasoline pumps proposed for land just west of Lum Park had people lining the hallways outside the Brainerd City Council chambers Monday night.
Opening arguments made in trial
Opening statements began today in the murder trial of Darrick James Bellecourt with the jury hearing opposing views of murder and self defense in the shooting death of a Brainerd teenager.
A butterfly landed on a flower in the garden of Drs. Moen and Mattson on James Street in Brainerd. The butterflies were busy Monday in the blooming flower bed as the first day of fall approaches in a week on Sept. 23.
The Pierze football team is off to a good start. Sports writer Jeremy Millsop takes a close look at the Pioneers in Tuesday's edition.
Rescue personnel responded to a semitrailer rollover at Wise and Beaver Dam roads Tuesday morning north of Brainerd. The semi driver and passenger were injured in the accident.
A 1989 Pillager High School graduate is with his family today in Kansas after he was injured last week when a homemade bomb exploded and struck the Humvee he was traveling in near Baghdad International Airport in Iraq on the day his tour of duty was supposed to have ended.
Council backs JOBz
In an effort to attract jobs, the Brainerd City Council voted 4-3 Monday night to endorse a Job Opportunity Building Zone.
Bike trail plan announced
Brainerd may have more bike trails in the near future.
HART proud of changes
It's a scenario that may happen more often than people realize.
Kathleen Ann Scheuss
In sweet memory of my wife, Kathleen Ann Scheuss, beloved mother and terrific grandmother, passe
Thiel F. Horn
PILLAGER -- Thiel F. Horn, age 72, of rural Pillager, Minn., died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. at Casino Assembly Church of Pillager with the Rev. Mike Broberg officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, from 4-8 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter and continue on Friday at the church an hour before services. Arrangements are with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
L. Maude (Thompson) Barrett
GRESHAM, Ore. -- L. Maude (Thompson) Barrett passed away Sept. 9, 2003, in Gresham, Ore. She was born April 30, 1910, to Burt and Hester Thompson at their home southeast of
Lucille M. Moser
LITTLE FALLS -- Lucille M. Moser, 81 year old resident of Little Falls, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at the St. Cloud Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls with the Rev. Nicholas Landsberger officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the service at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
Gerald P. Larsen
LITTLE FALLS -- Gerald P. Larsen, age 90 of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Little Falls with the Rev. David Steffenson and the Rev. Robin Nice officiating. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.
Pauline Lockwood, 76, Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003. Arrangements are with the Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home, Brainerd.
Mrs. Pauline Lockwood
Mrs. Pauline Lockwood, 76, Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village, Brainerd.
Donna J. (Mrs. Orlando) Swanson
BACKUS -- Donna J. (Mrs. Orlando) Swanson, age 71, of Backus and formerly of Medford, died on Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at the St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud.
Roman P. Woitalla
Roman P. Woitalla, 66, of Harding, Minn., died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at the Pierz Villa. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Holy Cross Church, Harding, Minn. Burial will be at Holy Cross Parish Cemetery.
Julia F. Lund
ONAMIA -- Julia F. Lund, 93, of Onamia, formerly of McGregor, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, in Mille Lacs Health System Long Term Care Center, Onamia. Visitation will be one hour prior to the 11 a.m. Thursday funeral service in Our Saviors Lutheran Church, McGregor. Arrangements are by McGregor Funeral Home, McGregor.
Marlene R. Boyer
AITKIN -- Marlene R. Boyer, age 68 of Aitkin, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Gerald P. Larsen
LITTLE FALLS -- Gerald P. Larsen, 90 year old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at the St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
Our daughter has helped lead the Brainerd Fourth of July parade with her Dad for the past six years. I am so grateful to our local law enforcement for ensuring hers, and the thousands of others safety, as you are trained to do so well.
News council can help readers
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
The Dispatch inadvertently omitted two sentences in Mayor James Wallin's guest column in Thursday's newspaper which resulted in the column stating an incorrect fact.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words.
I would like to congratulate Little Falls on hosting a well-organized and successful arts and craft show. It was awesome!
It ought to make Minnesotans cringe when appointments to boards are disproportionately judged not on the expertise they bring to the issues, but on race or gender lines.
Fall in Crow Wing County means more than football and the eventual disappearance of the orange construction barrels on Highway 210. Fall means that it's time for the annual United Way drive.
22 hurt in bus crash
FAIRMONT, Minn. (AP) -- A school bus and pickup truck collided southwest of Fairmont on Monday morning, and 22 students or adults were taken to a hospital for examination and treatment, officials said.
Pawlenty orders National Guard to prepare for state workers strike
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty has ordered the National Guard to be ready to fill in at nursing homes and other state care facilities in case of a state employee strike.
Boy settles in with family
PEPIN, Wis. (AP) -- He's bit taller and his hair is darker, but relatives say 4-year-old Christopher Samples seems otherwise unaffected by 15 months on the run with his fugitive father.
Poll finds mixed feelings about new concealed-carry gun law
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- As sheriffs across Minnesota issue more permits to carry concealed handguns in public, under a new law that makes those permits easier to get, a poll shows that Minnesotans still have mixed feelings about the change.
Web site ready to accept ideas for state's quarter
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesotans who want to help design the state's official quarter can deposit their ideas on a new Web site launched Monday by Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
Poll finds 'The Good Life in Minnesota' endures
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Thirty years ago, Time magazine gushed over "The Good Life in Minnesota." On Sunday, a new poll indicated that for most Minnesotans, life still seems pretty good.
More Minnesotans taking advantage of tax refund programs; average is $400
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The check will soon be in the mail for hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans owed property tax refunds from the state.
Mesaba bypassed on new regional jets
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Northwest Airlines said Monday that the remaining 34 Canadair Regional Jets it has on firm order will go to Pinnacle Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary that flies between smaller cities and Northwest's hubs.
Report: Brooks fell asleep before fatal crash
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A State Patrol investigation determined that the late Olympic and Minnesota hockey coach Herb Brooks fell asleep before his vehicle went off the interstate, killing him last month, according to his son.
State seeks drought aid
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota's application for federal agricultural disaster relief is in the mail.
Judges might leave Pine County because of dispute
PINE CITY (AP) -- Pine County might become the only county in Minnesota where judges don't hold court -- thanks, in part, to a decades-old feud between the county's northerners and southerners.
Controversial donation Money from convict's estate gets chilly reception in Litchfield
LITCHFIELD (AP) -- By many accounts, John A. Carlson was a good neighbor and family man. But his life ended on a dark note when Carlson, who had thyroid cancer, killed himself in July after he was sentenced to more than three years in prison for conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine.
The State Auditor's office is studying whether police departments should use administrative tickets for minor traffic and ordinance violations.
Woman killed in northeast Minneapolis fire
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A fire in Minneapolis early Saturday claimed the life of an elderly woman.
Details about the tax-free zone
--Up to 10 Job Opportunity Building Zones can be designated for up to 12 years. JOBZ cannot exceed 5,000 acres, but may be split.
Small towns see big promise in economic development tool
DASSEL -- A majestic red rooster emblazons the water tower in this south central Minnesota town, a reminder of its past as a hatchery hub.
Getting jail money from inmates proves difficult
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Charging jail inmates for some of the cost of locking them up isn't paying off like some county officials had hoped.
BHS blanked by Tech
ST. CLOUD -- Ryan Beduhn scored three goals to help the St. Cloud Tech Tigers to a 6-0 Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer victory over the Brainerd Warriors Monday.
Almost isn't good enough for Warriors
BAXTER -- The Brainerd Warrior girls' soccer team is for real.
W-DC edges Aitkin
WADENA -- Shelby Paavola and Beth Anderson improved their No. 1 doubles record to 8-1 and helped the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to a 4-3 tennis victory over the Aitkin Gobblers Monday.
Warrior JV girls' soccer wins
The Brainerd Warriors junior varsity girls' soccer team beat the St. Cloud Tech Tigers 2-0 Monday in Baxter.
Pierz hopes to vanquish Husker jinx
In two years only one team has beaten the Pierz Pioneers football team.
Flyers, Storm tie
SAUK RAPIDS -- Goals by Andrea Ploof and Jesse Olson helped the Little Falls Flyers tie the Sauk Rapids Storm 2-2 in Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer Monday.
Cardinals repeat as Mid-State champion
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals won three individual titles and repeated as Mid-State Conference tennis champions Saturday.
Pequot downs Cass
CASS LAKE -- Kristen Willer's 11 kills, Chelsa Schwegel's 8 kills and Teresa Parker's 8 kills helped the Pequot Lakes Patriots to a 23-25, 26-24, 25-17, 16-25, 15-10 volleyball victory over Cass Lake-Bena Monday.
Pequot Lakes wins Maple Grove tournament
Pequot defeated Maple Grove 17-25, 25-21, 15-13, and Edina 16-25, 25-15, 15-13.
Brainerd girls swim to invitational title
PARK RAPIDS -- Erica Campbell won the 200-yard individual medley and Lauren Trapp took honors in diving to help the Brainerd Warriors to the team championship in the Panther Invitational swimming and diving meet Saturday.
CLC netters win easily
ELY -- The Central Lakes College Raiders swept Vermilion 30-7, 30-10, 30-14 in North Division volleyball Saturday.
Grunewald, BHS win again
PIERZ -- Justin Grunewald and the Brainerd Warriors boys' and girls' cross country team stampeded through the Pierz Stampede Monday.
Raiders thump Rainy River 28-8
INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- The Central Lakes College Raiders improved to 2-1 with a 28-8 non-conference football victory over Rainy River Saturday.
Pierz wins twice in Warriors triangular
The Pierz Pioneers won both of their matches in the Brainerd Warriors triangular Saturday.
Gophers run past Bobcats
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Minnesota didn't want to be added to the list of early season college football upsets.
Vikings winning with methodical offense
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings had sealed a grind-it-out victory over the Chicago Bears with a 16-play, 93-yard drive, and the old offensive line coach in Mike Tice was grinning.
Thanks, CC: Vikings retire Carter's No. 80
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jerseys aren't normally retired this quickly, but Cris Carter didn't have a typical career.
Vikings now cooperating in Arctic Blast probe
MILACA (AP) -- Several members of the Minnesota Vikings have agreed in recent days to meet with authorities about two alleged sexual assaults at a team fund-raiser in February.
Sun frustrates fielders as Milton makes first start of year
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A painful bounce turned into a lucky one for Minnesota as the Twins remained tied for the AL Central lead.
Wild cut camp roster
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild reduced their training-camp roster to 44 players Monday afternoon, sending 11 players to the minors and releasing 13 of them.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings figured to blow out the Chicago Bears based on the teams' season openers.
Williams collects career yardage high
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Moe Williams was the man who stood out in Minnesota's methodical 24-13 victory over Chicago on Sunday night.
Alone at the top
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire needed only two words to sum up the Twins' road trip.
Young players a priority for Wild
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS -- Most professional sports teams devote a good chunk of the offseason to trying to lure key free agents who they think can juice up their lineups.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny. Highs in the 80s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from the mid 70s northeast...To 80 to
Weather drawing by Maeley Glasby of Mr. Meyer's fourth grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to around 80.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Areas of fog north and central early...Then partly sunny.
Memories of summer fun
Weather drawing by Matthew Hammermeister in the Lowell fourth grade of Mr. Meyer.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy northwest to partly cloudy southeast. Breezy.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of light showers east half. Highs in
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny. Highs in the 70s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s north with Lower 80s south.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Patchy morning fog east...Otherwise partly sunny.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the 70s to lower 80s.
Crow Wing County Fair association to meet
Rosanne Caughey, president of the Crow Wing County Fair Association, announced the annual membership meeting will be 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the American Legion in Brainerd.
Residents who spend the summer in the Brainerd area and winter in northwest Arkansas will meet for lunch at the Sawmill Inn, Brainerd, on Wednesday. Socializing begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch ordered from the menu at noon. No reservations are necessary. The group has been meeting on the third Wednesday of each month from May to September at the Sawmill Inn.
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