Mille Lacs Band to host economic summit
ONAMIA -- The East Central Minnesota Business Development Summit will feature presentations from local and national experts on demographics, real estate, business opportunities, and partnerships with Indian tribes.
ONAMIA -- Sidney R. Lucas, Mille Lacs Band enrollee, community member and veteran member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Tribal Police Department, has been appointed director of public safety, a post that is responsible for all of the Mille Lacs Band's tribal police functions.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
Cake baker has designs on business success
Finding a baker of specialty cakes often means knowing someone who knows someone in what can be a home-based cottage industry.
Parents need to do homework on homework
Duke University's Harris Cooper, whose research into homework has involved more than 700 students, their parents and teachers, offers these suggestions:
Lack of parking spots creates hassles for students and revenue for colleges, universities
The hot topic on college campuses? Forget affirmative action, academic freedom or grade inflation. What really heats up students these days is trying to find a parking spot.
Parents' support important to girl athletes
Girls stick with sports and physical activity when their parents show them that fitness matters, either by setting an example or by encouraging their athletic pursuits.
Sometimes kids just need a good role model
Are you one of those who has so much to do you aren't sure how you'll fit it all in?
Teens who drive with adults are safer drivers
Teenagers who drive without adult supervision or at night are at increased risk for causing accidents, according to research from the Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center published in the September issue of Injury Prevention.
Kalaya and Jairo Gonzalez have been living in an apartment in downtown Brainerd with their 3-year-old son Taylor and 2-month-old daughter Kailee trying to make ends meet.
The peril of plastic for students
As a new school year begins, consumer advocates and a major source of higher-education loans warn college students to use a credit card warily: It can be a useful convenience, an emergency tool or a debt trap.
You can make farm fuel out of farm waste
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- This environmentally conscious New England state doesn't want to see manure go to waste.
WTO may intervene in dispute over genetically modified crops
FREEBORN, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota farmers like Ron Jacobson are paying close attention to a trade dispute spurred by European Union restrictions on genetically modified crops.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 421, a year ago 166.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 2500. Last Friday: 574. Year Ago Friday: 1023. Thursday actual: 1049.
Top U.S. farm exports in 2002
Top 10 U.S. farm exports in 2002, ranked according to dollar value. Leading exporting states were California, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Minnesota, North Dakota, Washington and Indiana.
South Korean farmers clash with police during funeral for farmer who committed suicide
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Hundreds of farmers threw stones at riot police Saturday during a funeral procession for a farmer who committed suicide in an anti-globalization protest during World Trade Organization talks in Mexico.
Crow Wing County Board
Winners of the Pine River Country Club women's golf league's final tournament were:
The Pine River Country Club women's league finished the 2003 golf season with Audrey Holland winning the low gross club championship and Roxanne Thompson capturing the low net division.
American National sweeps season
While No. 1 Dettbarn Construction and No. 2 Dondelinger were busy beating up on each other, American National Bank came from behind to win the second half of the men's Twilight Golf League at Pine Meadows Sept. 11.
Second round of 84 Lumber Classic postponed by Isabel
Nobody knows how many days -- or holes -- are left in the 84 Lumber Classic. Thank Hurricane Isabel for that.
Heslop continues golf career in college
When Jackie Heslop was a senior in high school she was one of the best golfers in Minnesota.
Coleman tackles recording industry
WASHINGTON -- In 1970, a long-haired Norm Coleman stood in front of his fellow college students on a Long Island campus and shouted "Power to the people!"
New lawmakers raise money from industries they oversee
WASHINGTON -- The banking, insurance and real estate industries didn't pay much attention to Ginny Brown-Waite when she ran for the House last year. But once the Florida Republican was elected and named to the committee overseeing those industries, their interest -- and donations -- picked up.
Facts about Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
The Cuyuna Regional Medical Center has five operating rooms especially equipped for minimally invasive surgery and two diagnostic endoscopy suites. Most surgical procedures are performed on a same day, out-patient basis.
When cameras, scopes and longer instruments entered the surgical suite dramatic changes were in store for patients, doctors and hospitals.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Medical Center (Open). Call Bill at 829-3801.
Victims of clergy abuse
MOVING DAY FOR PAUL...
Paul Bunyan, a landmark at the former Paul Bunyan Amusement Center in Baxter, was moved eastbound along Washington Street in Brainerd Friday. The animated statue, which has greeted children and adults at the center since 1950, was moved to This Old Farm, seven miles east of Brainerd. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Bellecourt takes stand in own defense
Taking the stand in his own defense Friday, Darrick Bellecourt admitted to pulling out a handgun and firing the three shots that hit and killed 15-year-old Zack Peterson, but he said he did so out of fear for his own life.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 21 - 80 years ago (1923) - The girls of the F.F. Woolworth Co., were entertained on Wednesday evening by Mrs. Jack Imgrund at her lake home on Squaw Point, Gull Lake. The young ladies left at a late hour, voting Mr. and Mrs. Imgrund the best of hosts.
Paul lost his head over move
BAXTER (AP) -- It all must have seemed familiar to Paul Bunyan: the whine of power saws, the pulpy smell of cut timbers, even the hard spitting rain that lashed the men as they worked.
Kate Hesse, a fourth-grader at Riverside Elementary School in Brainerd, painted a crappie for an art project on Friday.
The Minnesota Vikings hope to extend their season-opening winning streak to three games against the Lions Sunday. Read about the outcome in Sports Monday.
Earle K. Johnson
Earle K. Johnson, age 65, Baxter and retired City of Baxter Superintendent passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Gerald F. Templin
LITTLE FALLS -- Gerald F. Templin, age 50, a resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at his home.
Samuel Huston Taylor 'Two Shoes'
Samuel Huston Taylor "Two Shoes", 27, of Aitkin died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, in North Memorial Hospital, Robbinsdale.
Raphael 'Ray' Piekarski
Raphael "Ray" Piekarski, 79 year old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at his home in Little Falls, Minn.
Christ Gravening Jr.
Christ Gravening Jr., age 68 of Brainerd died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at his residence.
Robert C. Mueller
STAPLES -- Robert Charles Mueller, age 71, of Staples, died Friday morning, Sept. 19, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Home of Staples.
Vernon C. Nienow
AITKIN -- Vernon C. Nienow, age 85, of Aitkin, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Minnesota News Council can help
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
The big move
It's too bad the old boy's ride couldn't have been more dignified.
Shake the big board
This editorial appeared in Thursday's Los Angeles Times:
Gopher stadium - Dispatch Editorial
It wouldn't be a Minnesota stadium story if there weren't twists, turns, setbacks and uncertainty. In fact, there are almost as many stadium scenarios as there are California gubernatorial candidates.
HOUGHTON, Mich. -- Mercury Marine used the occasion of the PWT Championship to unveil a new 4-stroke outboard motor that signifies "uncharted territory for the marine industry," according to a company spokesman.
No need for fancy tricks when fall walleyes go on the feed
Sometimes you can't teach old dogs new tricks because the old dogs don't need them.
For Superior, a vote for the Keweenaw
Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, 300 miles from Brainerd, long has been a favorite destination of snowmobilers. Ample lake-effect snow -- 200 inches most years -- makes riding here a sure bet even when Minnesota's trails are bare.
Early goose hunters did well But duck prospects uncertain as opener nears
Allowing goose hunters to hunt over open water has led to good early season success, the DNR reports.
The Minnesota Governor's Deer Hunting Opener will begin with a Big Buck Community Dinner on Nov. 6 at Cragun's Resort.
Walleye action is still consistent on Gull Lake in 10 to 32 feet of water. Leeches continue to turn a few fish, but redtails and small sucker minnows are your best bets as the water continues to cool.
North Country calendar
Sept. 20-21 -- Take a Kid hunting weekend
HART could benefit from a little of your time
Like usual, it was a whirlwind summer with lots of activities, visits with friends and family, work and, of course, rest, relaxation and reading. We've gone from leisurely waking up without a clock to jarring alarms and hustling as soon as our feet hit the floor. Flexible schedules have turned to firm structure.
HOUGHTON, Mich. -- Fall turnover.
John and Dorothy Moller
John and Dorothy Moller, Baxter, will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary on Monday. They were married Sept. 22, 1934, in Minneapolis.
Kristin Bauman and Jason Day
Kristin Bauman and Jason Day announce their engagement.
Nicole Smith and Erik Siemers
Nicole Smith and Erik Siemers announce their engagement.
Erin Dorr and Doug Hedquist
Erin Dorr and Doug Hedquist announce their engagement. Parents are Robert Dorr, Brainerd, Jane and Roger Johnson, Nisswa, and Richard and Patricia Hedquist, Lake Elmo. An Oct. 18 wedding is planned at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.
Mark and Randi Sue Kuschke
Mark and Randi Sue Kuschke, Nisswa, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 22, 1978, in Brainerd.
Rebecca Gould and Nathan Thiesse
Rebecca Gould and Nathan Thiesse announce their engagement.
Jessica Hausmann and Eric Finnerty
Jessica Hausmann and Eric Finnerty announce their engagement. Parents are Dale and Deb Hausmann, Staples, and Jim and Cathy Finnerty, Pine City. An Oct. 4 wedding is planned at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples.
Ernie and Rosemary Wozniak
Ernie and Rosemary Wozniak will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Wednesday. They were married Sept. 24, 1943, in Carmel, Calif.
Kandi Brick and Nate Hanson were married June 21, 2003, at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Mary Hovland officiating.
With the military
Spec. Anette Messinger, the granddaughter of Ernest A. Jensen and E. Muriel Jensen of rural Brainerd, is serving in Iraq with a U.S. Army medical supply unit that's based in Ogden, Utah. Messinger works with a blood supply unit in Iraq. Her grandfather is a retired sergeant major of the Army.
Kaye Frey will celebrate her 85th birthday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Cuyuna Range Community Center, Crosby. No gifts please. She was born Oct. 7, 1918.
Jessi O'Reilly and Ricky Besmehn
Jessi O'Reilly and Ricky Besmehn announce their engagement. Parents are Bobbi O'Reilly, Brainerd, and Mike and Bev O'Reilly, Kimball, and Rick and Veronica Besmehn, Nisswa. An Oct. 11 wedding is planned at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Nisswa.
Krista Jackson and Don Merritt III
Krista Jackson and Don Merritt III announce their engagement.
Melissa Litke and Chet Gahler were married on June 28, 2003, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding with Father Roger Thoennes officiating.
Tammy Jo Baker and Robert Plesha
Tammy Jo Baker and Robert Plesha announce their engagement. Parents are Daniel Weizgerber, Fargo, N.D., and Patricia Schildberger, Park River, N.D., and Paul and Judy Plesha, Gilbert. An Oct. 4 wedding is planned in Detroit Lakes.
Laura Maine will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Community Church. She was born Oct. 23, 1913, in Bancroft.
Jimmie Johnson says experience key at Dover
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson aced his first season of Winston Cup competition at Dover International Speedway with a two-race sweep.
Moe becomes lobbyist for Xcel Energy offshoot
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Less than a year after he lost to Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former DFL candidate Roger Moe has become a lobbyist for an offshoot of Xcel Energy.
Unlocked door led to inmate's suicide
ST. PAUL(AP) -- An unlocked jail door enabled a professor accused of killing her child to get a wastebasket liner that she placed over her head to commit suicide, the Ramsey County sheriff says.
Three dead after fire in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A fire at a duplex near the University of Minnesota killed three people early Saturday, fire officials said.
Pillager's struggles continue in loss to Parkers Prairie
PILLAGER -- Travis Dixon provided Pillager's lone touchdown on a 15-yard run in the third quarter as the Huskies fell 42-6 to Parkers Prairie in Prairie Conference football Friday.
Fisher, Umland lead Pirates
WHEATON -- Verndale's Tyler Fisher ran for 178 yards and three touchdowns and Cory Umland rushed for two scores to help the top-ranked Pirates defeat Wheaton 37-14 in Pheasant Conference Nine-Man football Friday.
Apollo winning with new offense
St. Cloud Apollo Eagles head coach Tim Knudsen has been on the sideline for a few wild games against the Brainerd Warriors.
Sauer soars past Flyers
LITTLE FALLS -- Christian Even's 98-yard kickoff return was the lone bright spot for the Little Falls Flyers in a painful 45-7 Central Lakes Conference defeat administered by the Rocori Spartans Friday.
Courts, Schuety lead LRCS to win
CHISAGO LAKES -- Two goals apiece by Brandon Courts and Jesse Schuety helped the Lake Region Christian Hornets boys' soccer team beat Chisago Lakes 5-1 Friday.
Warriors stunned again, this time by Apollo
Last week it was St. Cloud Tech that felt the fury of St. Cloud Apollo as the Eagles ended a 31-game losing streak.
Baumann credits teammates
Tony Maurer and James Baumann have different points of view.
PAUL BUNYAN BOWL
Kaneski qualifies for 2004 Ironman
Sean Kaneski thought he was jinxed in two previous Ironman Triathlon events in Hawaii.
One play splits rivals
PIERZ -- For the next few weeks the topic at Patrick's Bar and Grill in Pierz will be one thing.
Wolves claw Tigers 42-19
WALKER -- Thomas Anderson and Luke Zebroski both ran for touchdowns and Travis Kelley caught a 14-yard scoring pass from Casey Stark but it was the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves beating the Pine River-Backus Tigers 42-19 in North Star Conference football Friday.
Cass Lake-Bena defeats C-I
CASS LAKE -- Cass Lake-Bena defeated the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 25-19, 25-22, 25-20 in non-conference volleyball Thursday.
Baumann, Patriots rout Clearbrook 39-19
PEQUOT LAKES -- James Baumann led the ground attack for the Pequot Lakes Patriots, running for four touchdowns and sealing a 39-19 North Star Conference win over Clearbrook-Gonvick Friday.
Aitkin netters handle Hermantown
AITKIN -- Brenda Smith's 6-1, 6-1 victory over Kristal Kinney at No. 4 singles helped the Aitkin Gobblers tennis team defeat Hermantown 5-2 Friday.
On the field with Koskie
Alex Sherwood-Heldt of Brainerd stood with Twins third baseman Corey Koskie during the national anthem Sept. 7 at the Metrodome.
Cardinals clipped for first loss
CROOKSTON -- Despite Andy Mertens' two-touchdown effort, Class 3A's ninth-ranked Staples-Motley Cardinals fell to the Crookston Pirates 16-14 in Northern Lakes Conference action Friday.
Perpich powers C-I past Virginia
CROSBY -- A knocked down pass in overtime by Crosby-Ironton's Mark Bergee and an extra point kick by Bill Gottsch secured the Rangers' 19-18 Sea Range Conference football victory over Virginia Friday.
Area events Saturday
Gallaway is team's natural leader
When the Pequot Lakes Patriots volleyball team needs to raise funds, they look to Jessica Gallaway to organize it.
Local sports shorts
Alexandria and the Brainerd Warriors tied 2-2 in two overtimes in junior varsity boys' soccer Thursday.
Mertens passes, kicks EGF past W-DC
Wadena -- Nick Mertens passed for 147 yards and two touchdowns and kicked three extra points to lead East Grand Forks past Wadena-Deer Creek 21-0 Friday in high school football.
Milton gets first win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- His starting pitcher cruised through seven innings with a two-hit shutout. Still, Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire knew he had to pull Eric Milton.
Minnesota Vikings WEEK 3
MINNESOTA (2-0) At DETROIT (1-1)
Lions' Rogers seeing double coverage, like Vikings' Moss
DETROIT (AP) -- Charles Rogers has been compared to Randy Moss for years.
Canucks win again
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Daniel Sedin and Pat Kavanagh scored nine seconds apart in the third period as the Vancouver Canucks beat Minnesota 4-2 Friday, their second win over the Wild in as many nights.
NFL individual leaders
Message to Mr. Gates: You are rich but security is poor
Excuse me, Bill? Yes, you, Mr. Bill Gates. May I have a minute of your time please?
MovieLink: A happy ending?
Hollywood is tweaking its Internet script to entice more fans to pay for digital downloads. But it's still unclear whether the movie companies can write a happy ending for their business plans.
Trying new ideas in the fight against spam
Since e-mail spam began crashing into our computers and ruining our information-age party, we've been told that new technology, not new laws, would be the most critical component of a solution.
Recording industry puts major file sharers squarely in its sights
After years of denial, the recording industry has finally begun to deal with the file-sharing situation in a realistic, mature way.
Isabel sapped power from D.C.
WASHINGTON -- The day after Isabel's swipe through the Washington region revealed a landscape trash-strewn and damaged: More than 1 million people in Northern Virginia were without reliable drinking water. Floodwaters were knee-deep in Annapolis' downtown market. More than 300 trees blew down in the District of Columbia alone.
Isabel's remnants bringing rain to parts of East; West mostly dry
The remnants of Isabel hurtled northward Saturday across the Great Lakes, bringing the threat of heavy rain and flooding across parts of the East. The rest of the nation was forecast to be mostly dry.
Iowa state forecast
.Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s.
State forecast for minnesota
.Tonight...Clear to partly cloudy. Patchy frost northeast. Lows
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of afternoon showers or an isolated thunderstorm northwest. Highs from the upper 60s northwest to near 80 central.
Wisconsin state forecast
Tonight...Becoming mostly clear. Patchy fog and isolated frost in low lying areas after midnight. Cool with lows from the mid 30s north...To the upper 40s near lake michigan.
Even Isabel's clouds have a silver lining
OK, so Hurricane Isabel knocked out your electricity and flooded your basement and ripped off your roof and hurled an ancient oak tree into your living room and now rabid raccoons have wandered into your house and they've devoured the cat food and now they're eyeing the cat and licking their lips -- hey, don't dwell on the negative. It's time to look at the bright side of hurricanes.
Storm chasers followed Isabel's big blow
As thousands of people were fleeing the coast of North Carolina Thursday, Bill Hark got in his car in Richmond, Va., and headed straight for it.
Weather drawing by Ben Resch of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for north dakota
.Tonight...Clear to partly cloudy. Lows from around 40 to 45.
Thanks to each and every one who attended the 38th annual Antique Show sponsored by Alpha Chapter No. 23, Order of the Eastern Star, which was held Aug. 29 and 30 at the Brainerd Armory.
The Nisswa Garden Club meeting and luncheon will be Thursday at the Nisswa Community Center. The program, by Jayne Roberts, sales rep, Walters, is titled "The Perennial Border." The coordinator is Jim Sherwood from the Tree House Nursery. Hosts
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