Nationally known Catholic Christian entertainer Doug Brummel will share his "Lighten Up!" presentations at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, and at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Nisswa.
A Strange Occurrence
Strange Occurrence, a Seattle-based Christian rock band, recently came to Brainerd to perform in concert, scrub toilets, change light bulbs and clean tables.
Women sue New Ulm Catholic Diocese for decades-old abuse
NEW ULM (AP) -- Two women filed lawsuits in Brown County seeking damages from the New Ulm Catholic Diocese for allegedly being abused almost 40 years ago by a now-deceased priest.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 360, a year ago 318.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 500, a year ago 380.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle estimate: 850. Last Thursday: 692. Year Ago Thursday: 896. Wednesday actual: 942.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 750. Last Wednesday: 755. Year Ago Wednesday: 676. Tuesday actual: 1202.
Ice Box Cookies bring back good memories
A cookie that I have not had for years is Ice Box Cookies. Grandma would make the dough early in the morning one day, refrigerate the dough overnight and slice and bake the cookies early the next morning before the day's heat.
LITTLE FALLS -- A 97-year-old Little Falls woman suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident Thursday on Highway 27, two miles east of Little Falls, the State Patrol reported.
Darin and Bobbi Holmberg, Staples, a girl, Emma Kay Marie, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, Aug. 28, 2003.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
School lunch menus
Paint by number
Bring out the artist within by working in easy steps. The best part about painting is that mistakes can be covered with a wave of a paint brush allowing a fresh start.
NISSWA -- Randy Johnson, Fifty Lakes, joined RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty, Nisswa, as co-owner and sales development associate.
Brainerd building permits
Commercial addition, St. Joseph's Medical Center, 523 Third St. N., $15,614,818.
Renting? Try building a home with sweat equity
Self Help Housing is a program where participants build their own homes with 100 percent financing and no down payment. By building their own homes they have equity in the homes.
Tap your creative side with paint and a brush
Multiple layers of paint and glaze can hide damaged walls and tap creativity.
Baxter building permits
Panel still pursuing arts angle for Franklin
The Brainerd School District's Building Committee discussed Thursday a proposal from Artspace Projects Inc., Minneapolis, in regard to the future use of Franklin Junior High School.
Summer library program books arrive
The Brainerd Public Library's summer library program prizes have arrived.
Spruce it up
Paint and glaze, plastic bags and animal stamps all may combine to put a fresh face on old walls. Look for the story in Friday's Housing section.
On the trail
The Professional Walleye Trail anglers ran into early fall weather recently in Michigan. Follow their plight in Sunday's North Country.
MCLU attorney to work with peace group on possible action over parade snub
Larry Fisk, a spokesman for the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace, said Thursday the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union has assigned attorney Tim Branson to work with the group to consider whether legal action should be pursued after the peace group was denied participation in the Brainerd Fourth of July parade.
Goodno: No final date exists for closing mental health facilities
The state's prodding in favor of community-based mental health services continues but no arbitrary date exists when state facilities that treat mental health problems must be closed, Department of Human Services Commissioner Kevin Goodno said Wednesday in Brainerd.
Buell, Rohde, Mat Johnson elected to Pequot-Breezy chamber board
Pequot Lakes-Breezy Point Chamber of Commerce President Ryan Buell will continue to serve on the chamber board.
Cass approves three plats
WALKER -- The Cass County Board approved three plats Tuesday, reflecting the growing trend to subdivide more of the county to accommodate the population influx.
Aitkin biker dies after colliding with deer
AITKIN -- A 27-year-old Aitkin man died early Wednesday morning after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer on Highway 47, 8 1/2 miles southeast of Aitkin, the State Patrol reported.
The 2003 Brainerd High School yearbooks, The Brainonian, are available.
Veterans love to kid at weekly meal, but their love of country is no joke
BAXTER -- Don Bode once tried to figure out how many combined years of military service that he and his fellow veterans have, the informal group of veterans who meet for breakfast every Thursday at 371 Diner, but Bode stopped counting at 225 years when he wasn't even halfway down the table.
Mille Lacs County challenge expected to cost taxpayers
GARRISON -- John Schley, chairman of the Garrison Kathio West Mille Lacs Lake Sanitary District, reported the district and its property owners will pay costs because of a Mille Lacs County appeal.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 19 - 30 years ago (1973) - Brainerd Linebacker Randy Hansen and Crosby-Ironton Junior Tackle John Stenstad have been named to WCCO Radios first All-State Football 'Team of the Week'.
Coroner: First shot was probably one that killed Peterson
The first gunshot fired into Zack Peterson is believed to have been the fatal shot, piercing the 15-year-old's heart and lungs and lodging next to his vertebrae.
Two defense witnesses testify in murder trial
Two witnesses for the defense in the Darrick Bellecourt murder trial Thursday brought into question previous testimony given by a 16-year-old witness for the state.
County tactical team storms vehicle, arrests federal fugitive
Clad in black, a dozen Crow Wing County sheriff's tactical team members stormed a vehicle Wednesday night on Mill Avenue and arrested a federal fugitive.
Diversity forum speaker touts virtues of community building
Just as a master gardener can nurture a garden, the keynote speaker at a diversity forum Thursday night at Central Lakes College said a master community builder can help a community bloom.
Enhanced enforcement nabs speeders
Brainerd and Nisswa police officers, armed with radar, ticketed 21 speeding drivers during the Safe and Sober enhanced enforcement campaign Aug. 27-Sept. 4.
A headless Paul Bunyan was tied to a trailer this morning at the former Paul Bunyan Amusement Center in Baxter. The statue was expected to be moved today to This Old Farm.
Pillager homecoming court
The Pillager homecoming court included Joe Hix (left), Kristen Fellegy, King Ben Stoll, Queen Melissa Mueller, Bridgette Horn-Wyffels, Nate Wendzel, Prince Beau VanVickle and Princess Autumn Borders.
Baxter may issue its own civil fines
BAXTER -- The city of Baxter is discussing a major administrative change that would allow city staff members to issue fines and penalties for building code violations.
C-I School Board tables operating levy referendum action
The Crosby-Ironton School Board tabled action Monday on holding an operating levy referendum in November.
AITKIN -- Vernon Nienow, age 85, of Aitkin, died on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at the Aicota Nursing Home in Aitkin. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
McGREGOR -- Donald Gueningsman, age 70, of McGregor, died on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at the Cuyun
LaVonne 'Toots' Kedrowski
LONG PRAIRIE -- LaVonne "Toots" Kedrowski, 66-year-old resident of Long Prairie, Minn., died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2
LITTLE FALLS -- Elmer Molus, age 77, a resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at St. Otto's Care Center.
Iva Glen Dally Purdon
Iva Glen Benedix was born to Nicholas and Maude (Rogers) Benedix near Motley, Minn., on June 14, 1903. She grew up in the Motley and Hiwood area of Minnesota. In November 1920 at Hiwood she was married to Francis L. Dally. They homesteaded in this area until 1936 when they moved to Baudette. While in Baudette, Iva worked for several businesses in the area including The Rex Cafe, Baldwin Shoes and the Wigwam Lodge.
Betty Lou Sawyer
BAXTER -- Betty Lou Sawyer, 73, of Baxter, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center. She was born in Litchfield Jan. 22, 1930, to Herbert B. and Alice L. (Vernon) Haugland. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Betty Lou Sawyer
Betty Lou Sawyer, 73, of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Judy Barrett Spaeth
ADA -- Judy Barrett Spaeth, 77, of Ada, Minn., died Sept. 16, 2003, at Bridges Medical Services in Ada.
Mrs. Evelyn M. Stevens
Mrs. Evelyn M. Stevens, 81, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at the Minnesota Veteran's Home in Silver Bay, Minn., where she had been a resident for more than six ye
Mr. Charles 'Bud' William Oberg
Mr. Charles "Bud" William Oberg, 79, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Jean C. Goedderz-Bergquist
Jean C. Goedderz-Bergquist, 89, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Home in Brainerd.
Herbert Haugland, 97, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd.
The bashing of of America
Cohoes' silly rant in Dispatch ("How to End Terrorism," on 9/12) is a real piece of work.
I would like to publicly thank Mr. Dewey Tautges for sticking up for what is right and saying "no" to Mr. Hannahs. He was correct in saying that Mr. Hannahs provides a mediocre service. I hope we can find someone who will do this job correctly so it will benefit this county. Thank you Mr. Tautges!
For reasons not easily explained the Brainerd City Council has long had the reputation as a feisty and independent public body.
At least one person responded to my piece on, "When will they ever learn?" That person used the terms of: brave, radicals, "religion of peace," infidels, homicidal maniac, murdering freaks who blindly follow, and lunatic who lives in a cave.
Fees vs. taxes
State Auditor Pat Awada's office is reviewing the practice of police departments using administrative tickets for minor traffic and ordinance violations.
Send us your Open Forums
The Dispatch encourages readers to sound off in the Open Forum.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words.
America lost an honest voice
The following editorial ran in Monday's Independent of Marshall.
Marge Gunderson statue coming to Fargo
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Woodcarver David Westberg, who declares himself a huge fan of the movie named after this city, is bringing a statue of its heroine for a special unveiling.
Advisory board: Changes needed in state sexual offender program
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A few of the nearly 200 sexual psychopaths locked in state treatment centers should be moved into less prison-like settings and allowed back into the community through work release, an independent review committee recommends.
Minnesotans on the list of the 400 richest Americans, as compiled by Forbes magazine. The list includes: rank on the overall list, age, net worth, hometown and source of wealth.
Woman struck, killed by school bus in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS AP) -- A school bus accident killed an 87-year-old Grand Rapids woman Thursday morning in this north-central Minnesota town.
Extended tours anger Guardsmen's families
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Families of a Minnesota National Guard company plan to vent their anger at state Guard officials Sunday over the recently extended tours in the Middle East of their husbands, brothers and sons.
Pawlenty defends state's offer to workers
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Friday he doesn't think his administration is being unreasonable by asking state workers to foot a bigger share of their health care costs.
Ashcroft defends USA Patriot Act
MINNEAPOLIS -- Attorney General John Ashcroft brushed aside critics of the USA Patriot Act on Friday, saying the United States was freer and safer than it was two years ago.
Reward offered after pipe bomb found near school
COON RAPIDS (AP) -- A $1,000 reward was offered after a pipe bomb was found across the street from Coon Rapids Middle School.
Latest census data shows state still growing, diversifying
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota is becoming more racially diverse and is still growing, albeit slower than in recent years, according to census figures released Thursday.
Dave Schneider a valuable utility man for CLC
Dave Schneider is a jack of all trades.
Warriors pulverize Willmar
It's astonishing what a victory can do for a volleyball team.
Schwegel leads Pats past former team
PEQUOT LAKES -- Former Pine River-Backus volleyball player Chelsa Schwegel led her new team, the Pequot Lakes Patriots, to a 25-21, 25-23, 25-21 Mid-State Conference win over the Tigers Thursday.
Schuety leads LRCS in rout
BAXTER -- Jesse Schuety scored four goals to lead the Lake Region Christian School Hornets to an 8-1 boys' soccer victory over Woodcrest Tuesday.
Brainerd's Bordwell takes second at Inline Marathon in Duluth
DULUTH -- Twenty-year-old Melissa Bordwell of Brainerd finished second in the recreational age group (18-29) in last Saturday's eighth annual NorthShore Inline Marathon.
The Brainerd Warriors sophomore football team defeated the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles 39-7 Thursday.
BHS' Megan Arns giving opposition headaches
Megan Arns wasn't feeling well when the Brainerd Warriors volleyball team traveled to Alexandria to face the mighty Cardinals last week.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Close call dooms Brainerd boys' soccer
BAXTER -- One person's judgment.
Flyer boys, girls fall to St. Cloud Apollo in soccer
LITTLE FALLS -- Andrew LeBlanc scored the lone Little Falls goal late in the second half as St. Cloud Apollo beat the Flyers 2-1 Thursday in Central Lakes Conference soccer.
Solinger, Talberg sweep top spots for Pioneers
KIMBALL -- Pierz's Zach Solinger placed first and three teammates placed in the top 10 as the Pioneer boys' cross country team took second at the Kimball Invitational Thursday.
Dazzling ball-handling, high-flying slam dunks and family comedy will be featured when the Harlem Ambassadors basketball team plays the Lakes Area Ball-Stars at the Pequot Lakes High School gymnasium 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11.
Unbeaten BHS swims past Apollo
ST. CLOUD -- Krystal Halverson won the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events to lead the unbeaten Brainerd Warriors past the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles 112-66 in Central Lakes Conference swimming and diving Thursday.
Raider netters win ugly
Even on an off night, good teams find a way to win.
BHS girls' soccer equals last season's win total
ALEXANDRIA -- Behind goals from Danielle Uphoff and Jenny Beilke, the Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team downed the Alexandria Cardinals 2-0 in Central Lakes Conference play Thursday night.
For the first time in four years the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles are flying sky high.
Tuesday's game sets team viewership record
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins game against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday drew the highest cable rating of any regular-season game in the Twins' history.
Vikings' Claiborne trying to downplay his return to Detroit
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Chris Claiborne is trying his best this week to downplay the Minnesota Vikings' visit to Detroit, where the linebacker began his career in 1999.
Rogers, Ryan propel Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Chicago manager Jerry Manuel was realistic in assessing the White Sox's chances in the AL Central race.
Sock it to 'em!
MINNEAPOLIS -- With nine games to go, the Minnesota Twins are in control of the AL Central.
Bates downgraded to questionable
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Minnesota receiver D'Wayne Bates was downgraded Thursday to questionable for Sunday's game at Detroit with an injured left foot.
Lions feel more energy this season
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Detroit coach Steve Mariucci has drastically changed the outlook around the Lions' practice facility, even if the improvements might not show up in the standings this year.
Without Gaborik, Wild lose exhibition opener
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- Mats Lindgren scored a power-play goal in the second period as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Minnesota Wild 1-0 Thursday night in the exhibition opener for both teams.
Moss wants deposition delayed
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss wants to delay his deposition until after the football season in a lawsuit by a traffic agent he pushed with his car.
Kleinsasser quietly makes impact
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Jim Kleinsasser has a very defined role on the Minnesota Vikings: He does whatever the coaches say.
Despite 'average' play, Gophers look to start 4-0
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Glen Mason's team has averaged 46 points per game during three straight wins and can put together back-to-back 4-0 starts for the first time since 1940-41 with a win Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette.
Emily-based writer and illustrator Alice Palace discusses her new children's books and the struggle to get her books published as an unknown author next Thursday in Tempo.
'Will to Murder' authors to sign books in Brainerd
John DeSanto, Gary Waller and Gail Feichtinger, authors of "Will to Murder: The True Story Behind the Crimes & Trials Surrounding the Glensheen Killings," will sign books from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at CatTales in downtown Brainerd. Waller will sign books from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at Book World at the Westgate Mall in Brainerd/Baxter.
For week of Sept. 18-24; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
'Joan of Arcadia,' 'Arrested Development' look to be best new shows
My favorite holiday of the year isn't Christmas, or my birthday or Super Bowl Sunday. It's the day Entertainment Weekly's Fall TV Preview lands in my mailbox. It's a day when we can set aside the negatives about network TV -- the fact that most new shows will be bad and all the good ones will be canceled -- and imagine that every new show will be wonderful and embraced by advertisers and the public.
Music, performing arts for whole family on Lakes Area Concert Association schedule
Classical music, jazz favorites and a colorful performing arts show highlight the 2003-04 schedule for the Lakes Area Concert Association. All concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, in Brainerd.
Music General dancers at New York tap event
Music General dancers Matt Capelle, Alex Kuhn, Allison Potvin and Natalie Potvin attended SLIDE, the premier classic tap event hosted by famed tap dancer and choreographer Mike Minery on Aug. 11-17 in New York City.
The art show and dinner will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday at the VFW in Little Falls. Tickets are $12.50 and reservations must be made by today. Call (320) 632-4007.
Lacie Shaffer of Brainerd and Amanda Knutson of Pine River took first place in the Duets Competition Aug. 30 at the Minnesota State Fair.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Showers likely. A chance of thunderstorms most areas this Morning...And in the east this afternoon. Temperatures falling into the upper 40s and lower 50s west. Highs in the mid 60s to upper 70s elsewhere.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds from west to east. A chance of showers or thunderstorms west. Highs in the 70s to mid 80s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Breezy. Highs from the 50s northwest to mid 80s far southeast.
Nearly time to rake
Weather drawing by Hanna Ruzich of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 to 70.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Scattered showers northeast this morning. Mainly cloudy
Weather drawing by Shakyra Johnson of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs from the lower 60s northeast
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy east with showers likely east this Morning...Tapering to scattered showers this afternoon.
State forecast for North Dakota
Frost advisory west and central tonight...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny northeast...Mostly sunny elsewhere. Highs in
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Showers ending late afternoon north. Otherwise partly or mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s and 60s.
The Coalition for Responsible Development will meet at 4 p.m. Saturday at Northwest Pizza/Boardwalk Bread and Bagel in Brainerd. Everyone interested in responsible growth is welcome to attend.
The Brainerd VFW Post No. 1647 will have a dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Jack and Diane's stuffed porkchop will be served. The club will open at noon Sunday for Vikings' Sunday.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Region 5 Child Care Resources and Referral to sponsor three classes
The Region 5 Child Care Resources and Referral is sponsoring two classes in Brainerd and one in Pillager this month.
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