William Wayt opens Northern States Insurance Agency, Inc.
William Wayt of Baxter has opened Northern States Insurance Agency, Inc., in Brainerd.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 3:34 p.m. Thursday to Wausau Paper in Brainerd and at 9:01 a.m. Friday to Brainerd Regional Human Services Building No. 7 for what turned out to be false alarms.
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
Meets 6 p.m. Monday
New legislation covers motorized foot scooters
Question: Have you ever talked about those scooters people stand on and ride around? Where can they ride and who can ride them?
Kinship Partners hopes 7 is your lucky number
Is seven your lucky number?
Class of 1944 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Northwind Grille.
Christmas comes early
The Northland Arboretum will come alive with colorful and animated holiday lighting displays this Christmas season, thanks to the efforts of Brainerd area Sertoma clubs.
Absentee ballots for referendum available Oct. 5
Voters in the Brainerd School District may cast their votes for the operating levy referendum as early as Oct. 5.
Due to incorrect information provided to the Dispatch, a story on Page 6A Friday on the children's concert should have said one of the early sponsors is Sons of Norway.
Brainerd, Crosby-Ironton not alone
Of the 339 responding school districts in Minnesota, 100 districts will ask taxpayers for an operating levy referendum this fall, according to a Minnesota School Board Association survey.
Top five levy questions
The following are the five most frequently asked questions to school administrators about the Brainerd School District operating levy referendum and the district's answers to those questions:
"It's our job to deliver the information. It's your job to understand and believe whatever it is, and vote."
Taking it to the streets
They're certainly not rock stars - their suits and ties give that much away - but they're on tour, coming to a conference room, church or even a dining room table near you.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 23 - 20 years ago (1987) - Nature cleared the way for Indian Summer overnight by dropping Brainerd temperatures to below freezing for the first time this fall season.
Orphan train riders share common bond
ST. PAUL (AP) - It was 3:49 a.m. June 15, 1916, when orphan A17206 arrived at the train station in Winona.
Looking back on a career nurturing state waters
NISSWA (AP) - Denny Schupp sits at a wooden table on his screened porch, dressed in a plaid blue shirt and tan suspenders. A cool morning breeze flows from nearby Upper Cullen Lake. The half-dozen fishing poles standing in a corner by the door tells visitors a serious fisherman lives here.
Could this have been prevented?
The Brainerd School District, along with many other school districts, blames inadequate state funding in recent years for its current financial crisis.
How would Brainerd's proposed operating levy affect taxpayers?
If Brainerd School District taxpayers pass the proposed operating levy referendum Nov. 6, the district's existing $199.24 per pupil operating levy would be revoked and replaced with a new levy of $986 per pupil, a net change of $786.76.
Q & A with Walseth planned Tuesday
It's your turn to ask questions about the Brainerd School District's operating levy referendum.
Levy by the numbers
The following are figures Brainerd School District administrators use in their presentation to area groups about the operating levy referendum:
Leola M. Motschke
LITTLE FALLS - Leola M. Motschke, 73 year-old resident of Little Falls, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Lutheran Care Center.
Genevieve N. Helgeson
LITTLE FALLS - Genevieve N. Helgeson, 95 year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn.
STAPLES - Rosella Lanske, 72, of Staples, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at the Lakewood Health Systems Hospital in Staples. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Staples.
Dennis Duane Leonard
Dennis Duane Leonard, age 67, resident of Brainerd, died at his home. Dennis was born in Crosby, Minn., April 20, 1940, to Kenneth and Ann (Dehling) Leonard. He had served in the US Navy.
JoAnn E. Mickelson
DEERWOOD - JoAnn E. Mickelson, age 80, of Deerwood, formerly of the Aitkin area died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Lorraine J. Hauer
JORDAN - Lorraine Joyce Hauer, age 77, of Jordan, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at St. Gertrude's Care Center in Shakopee.
Alma Esser, age 98, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at St. Francis Catholic Church with visitation from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
David O.A. Slettom
LITTLE FALLS - David O.A. Slettom, age 81, a resident of rural Little Falls, Minn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at Zion Lutheran Church in Little Falls. A visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25th at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.
Iona J. Dahl
MERRIFIELD - Iona J. Dahl, age 73, a resident of Merrifield, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
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It's too bad you can't even ride your all-terrain vehicle down a field or road without getting killed. I thought they were made for rugged terrain? I read of one or two fatalities per month in Minnesota affecting children, teens and adults. I wonder what the statistics are nationwide? These machines are obviously unsafe.
As a conservative voter, I dislike any easing of immigration restrictions whether it comes from Hillary Clinton or John McCain. Either version could hold down wages and benefits for U.S. workers.
OUR OPINION: SCHOOL LEVY
Autumn officially starts today and the attention of many Brainerd School District residents is already focusing in on November's $5.75 million operating levy referendum.
There's a "fantastic" walleye bite with jigs and redtails on Gull Lake in 18 to 28 feet. The south and north ends have been most productive. Pelican Lake and Whitefish Lake also have produced walleyes in deep water. Panfish reports have been limited but bass remain active on the bars and weedlines of most lakes.
DNR to duck hunters: Shoot for boat safety
Many Minnesota duck hunters are preparing for the Minnesota waterfowl opener on Saturday by packing their guns, shells, foul weather clothing, decoys and many other items.
The Minnesota DNR Enforcement Division recently announced that state conservation officer Joyce Kuske of Little Falls was promoted to second lieutenant and has accepted the assistant training coordinator/officer training position at Camp Ripley.
WILD AND FREE REIN
GARRISON - It was only a few steps away, maybe more for their bear cub legs.
LaVonne Kolstad and Myles Schneider were married Sept. 8, 2007, at Northland Inn in Brooklyn Park with the Rev. Mathew Lane officiating.
Greti Hill, Brainerd, will celebrate her 85th birthday with an open house from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Brainerd's First Lutheran Church (Koinonia Room). No gifts please. She was born in Sept. 27, 1922, in Frankfurt, Germany.
Caitlyn Kohl and Paul Austin were married Aug. 25, 2007, at Gregory Park in Brainerd with Judge David Ten Eyck officiating.
Dick and Ruth Michaelis recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family. They were married Sept. 21, 1957, in New Richland.
Richard and Judy (Benesh) Shatka, Baxter, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday. They were married Sept. 23, 1967, in Springfield.
John and Marilyn Bueckers will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pine River. A program is scheduled at 2 p.m. The event is hosted by their children. No gifts please. They were married Sept. 30, 1967, in Bigfork.
Heather Wilder and Brandon Oye were married June 2, 2007, at Crosslake Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating.
Samantha Miller and Scott Thesing announce their engagement. Parents are Korey and Shelli Kampen, Brainerd, and Mark and Sherylyn Thesing, Brainerd. A Sept. 29 wedding is planned at Lord of Life Lutheran Church.
Stacy Torkelson and Chris Bryan were married Aug. 1, 2007, in New York City.
Sarah Benning and Wesley Hendrickson announce their engagement. Parents are Al and Jill Benning, Eau Claire, Wis., and Kathy Riles, Brainerd. Hendrickson is the nephew of Mike and Nathalja Hendrickson, Baxter. An Oct. 20 wedding is planned at Salem Baptist Church in Eau Claire.
Beth Kuschel and Philip Stoderl were married July 7, 2007, at Perham Community Church with Pastor Tom Mitchel officiating.
Connie Jean Anderson and Jesse Aaron Ellis were married June 3, 2007, in a private ceremony at Savannah Portage State Park with the Rev. Don Norman officiating.
Marie Flansburg, Brainerd, will celebrate her 90th birthday with family and friends at an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood Street, Brainerd. No gifts please. She was born Nov. 8, 1917, in Brainerd.
Tracy Emmers and Ross Jacobsen announce their engagement. Parents are Ernie and Lynn Jacobsen, Brainerd, and Terri McMillen, Le Center, and John Emmers, Big Lake. An Oct. 13 wedding is planned at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Le Center.
Glen and Rena Leverington will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary on Sept. 27. They were married Sept. 27, 1941, near Pine River.
Jeff and Vicki Anderson, Brainerd, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 24, 1982, in Brainerd.
C-I homecoming spoiled
CROSBY - Mark Hoge hit Trevor Dickie for a 40-yard fourth quarter touchdown to give the Crosby-Ironton Rangers their lone touchdown of Friday's 32-8 Polar North Conference loss to Hinckley-Finlayson Friday.
Moenkedick mows over 'D'
At 5-foot-9 180 pounds, Sam Moenkedick isn't intimidating by sight.
Another shutout leads Pierz to victory
BELGRADE - Alex Leach rushed seven times for 74 yards and two touchdowns as the Pierz Pioneers defeated Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 42-0 Friday in Central Minnesota Conference football.
D-G-F tops W-DC for conference win
WADENA - Donny Tabery hit Tony Wegscheid for a 27-yard touchdown for Wadena-Deer Creek in a 36-6 Heart O'Lakes Conference loss to Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Friday.
Rocori, Schneider soar over Flyers
COLD SPRING - Riley Hirsch caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Alex Scott for the lone Little Falls Flyers touchdown in a 41-7 Central Lakes Conference loss to Rocori Friday.
Young football fans will have an opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the Brainerd Jaycees host an NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick competition at noon Sept. 29.
PR-B suffers shutout by Hawley
HAWLEY - The Pine River-Backus Tigers suffered their second Northern Plains Conference loss of the season in a 49-0 shutout to Class 2A's third-ranked Hawley Nuggets Friday.
Cardinals prevail in hard fought victory
STAPLES - He wasn't even supposed to play.
Tag team tackles
Cardinals Jose Alba (65) and Ben Enney (53) tackled the St. Cloud Cathedral quarterback Friday night in Staples. S-M won the game 34-28. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Hornets get victory against Victory in boys' soccer
ROCHESTER - Levi Skog scored two goals for the Lake Region Christian School Hornets as they trumped Victory of Rochester 3-2 Friday in boys' soccer.
Verndale rushes past Bertha-Hewitt
BERTHA - Ethan Kern rushed for a season-high 154 yards and two scores to lead the Verndale Pirates to a 34-6 victory over rival Bertha-Hewitt in Pheasant Conference football Friday.
Warriors easily cut through Lumberjacks
Looking at the scoreboard toward the end of Friday's night game between Brainerd and Bemidji, one may have thought the contest was fairly competitive.
Brock Larson talks CFX VI, futur
Fists will be flying and legs will be kicking but Brock Larson won't be inside the steel cage.
Lord of the net
In the wild, tigers are a solitary animal.
Aitkin loses late
AITKIN - Matt Christensen ran for 66 yards on 22 carries and Jase Hegman had two catches for 26 yards for the Aitkin Gobblers in a 14-0 loss to Rush City Friday in Polar North Conference football.
PILLAGER - Justin Gangstad ran four yards to the end zone to score the Pillager Huskies lone touchdown in their 14-7 Prairie North Conference loss to United North Central Friday.
Offense continues to roll
The Brainerd football team's offense rolled Friday night and once again it followed the lead of senior quarterback Nate Schaefbauer.
BIR team second at division finals
A team of 40 drag racers representing Brainerd International Raceway placed second last weekend at the 2007 Summit Racing Series Finals at Heartland Park in Topeka, Kan.
LRCS win in volleyball
ROCHESTER - The Lake Region volleyball team defeated Victory of Rochester 3-1 Friday.
Kurtz helps Raiders sweep Rainy RIver
INTERNATIONAL FALLS - Lisa Kurtz dominated the net to lead the Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep of Rainy River Friday.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Sunny. Highs in the low to mid 70s.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Sunny. Highs 72 to 81.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s northeast to the mid
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Sunny. Highs from the upper 70s far east to near 90 west.
Weather drawing my Malyk Edwards of Mr. Meyer's fourth-grade class at Lowell Elementary.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Sunny. Highs in the low to mid 70s.
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