Two BHS students named Merit semifinalists
Brainerd High School seniors Maya Kuehn and David Murdock are among 16,000 seniors nationwide to be named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 423, a year ago 254.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 1050. Last Tuesday: 895. Year Ago Tuesday: 476. Monday actual: 675.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimate: 600. Last Monday: 895. Year Ago Monday: 476. Friday actual: 2134.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 437, a year ago 423.
A 25-year-old Brainerd man was injured in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 18 about two miles west of Garrison, the State Patrol reported.
Dale and Connie Erickson along with Jill and Jim Harder scored a 34 to win the coed golf outing Sept. 16 on the Woods Course at Grand View Lodge.
CLC men finish second
HIBBING -- The Central Lakes College Raiders men's golf team fell six strokes short of Hibbing in a Minnesota Community College Conference meet Tuesday with a score of 336-342 at the Mesaba Country Club.
Kavanaugh loses playoff, but CLC wins invite
EAST GULL LAKE -- Minneapolis Community College's Clayton Johnson outdueled Central Lakes College Raiders men's golfer Bryan Kavanaugh to take honors in the Central Lakes College Invitational Monday.
Annie Vandervest (right) from St. Joseph's Medical Center recently took area resident Lori Murrer's blood pressure. Vandervest will be taking free blood pressure screenings at the Ageless Expo Sept. 27 at the Brainerd Civic Center. The expo is free to the public to attend.
Something for everyone at expo
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The Little Otter Singers from the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe performed Friday during the dedication ceremony of the opening of the Skone Family Conservatory housing the Humphrey Center for American Indian Studies at Central Lakes College. A public open house for the collection of about 300 artifacts and volumes on the culture of Ojibwe, Cree and Lakota people left to CLC by the late Pete Humphrey will run 3 to 6 p.m. Friday.
Ski Gull fund-raiser
Todd Lyscio sampled food at the Ski Gull fund-raiser Thursday in the tent area at Morey's Fish House Market and Grille. With 200 people attending the event for the entertainment and silent auction, the organization raised $11,000.
PEQUOT LAKES -- It was only 8 a.m., but already the kitchen was buzzing with activity at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes.
Bancroft, Arnesen to traverse Arctic Ocean in 2005
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota polar adventurer Ann Bancroft and expedition partner Liv Arnesen have scheduled a 100-day, 1,240-mile hike across the Arctic Ocean with a start date in February 2005.
Deerwood Lakes Lions Club offers non-traditional scholarships
DEERWOOD -- The Deerwood Lakes Lions Club is sponsoring $500 non-traditional scholarships for the spring of 2004.
GARRISON -- The Mille Lacs Lions will serve their annual spaghetti dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Garrison VFW, featuring homemade meatballs and spaghetti sauce.
Rain improves state's soil conditions
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Soil moisture across the state improved last week thanks to several rainstorms, the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday.
American Indian Elders to attend conference
ONAMIA -- Hundreds of American Indian Elders from across Minnesota are expected to attend the third annual Wisdom Steps Conference Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Grand Casino Mille Lacs, hosted by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
CLC has first state-of-the-art forensic laser
The criminal justice program at Central Lakes College has begun to use a Scene Sweeper argon laser in training future law enforcement personnel, as well as current peace officers throughout the area.
Dragonfly hunter Kurt Mead prowls north woods with a net
DULUTH (AP) -- It's not really hard to find dragonflies. They're scattered around the globe. But to find lots of dragonflies, Kurt Mead wanders beyond the dirt road, through dark cedar stands and wild cranberry bushes, to a hidden peat bog in the heart of the Superior National Forest.
Mountain Iron will increase to 70 square miles
MOUNTAIN IRON (AP) -- This Iron Range town is on its way to becoming one of the largest cities in Minnesota -- by one measure, anyway.
The 2003-2004 student senate officers at Central Lakes College were announced by advisers Roy Androli (Brainerd) and Don Pfeffer (Staples).
Cuyuna Rock, Gem, Mineral Society to host speaker Oct. 4
CROSBY -- The Cuyuna Rock, Gem and Mineral Society will sponsor guest speaker Michael L. Carlson at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Crosby Family Center.
State parks reporting changes in fall color
A handful of state parks are reporting considerable change in fall color this week, and are predicting peak or near peak fall color by this weekend. Pockets of beautiful fall color now can be found throughout the entire state.
Our Savior's Lutheran Church lefse recipe
This is the lefse recipe used by the women of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes twice a year. They make lefse (pronounced "leff-sah") each summer at their church bazaar and then they make about 1,800 pieces for the church's annual lutefisk and meatball supper, which will be Saturday.
Rain brings out bright clouds of butterflies
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- After a long-awaited rain, millions of painted lady butterflies hatched across central Minnesota, swooping down on gardens, fluttering across freeways and sunning on branches.
AITKIN -- The Aitkin High School Business Professionals of America will sponsor a sloppy Joe supper from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday at the Aitkin High School cafeteria.
Caution, utility work ahead
Construction crews worked on installing a sanitary sewer Monday on Oak Street in southeast Brainerd. The first phase of the project from South Sixth Street to 11th Street Southeast is expected to be completed by Nov. 1.
Paddling into fall on the Mississippi
Canoeists with the Brainerd High School advance outdoor adventures class paddled against the current on the Mississippi River near Kiwanis Park Tuesday.
First day of fall
Two young students dressed in light jackets walked to school through Gregory Park Tuesday morning on the first day of fall. The temperature dipped into the upper 30s overnight.
County backs JOBZ program
Crow Wing County has joined at least five cities in the county in expressing support for the Job Opportunity Building Zone program.
Women at work
Women at a Pequot Lakes church spent three days last week making a Norwegian delicacy -- lefse. Read about this story in Wednesday's Neighbors.
LOVE THAT TEAM
Mavis Torseth may be 87, but she's not too old to be one of the Minnesota Twins' most extreme fans.
C-I decides on Dec. 16 vote
Residents in the Crosby-Ironton School District will be going to the polls Dec. 16 to be asked to support an increase in the district's general education revenue of up to $604 per pupil unit.
Pipe bomb scare fizzles at Breezy
What looked like a pipe bomb, found by a guest in a room at Breezy Point Inn and Suites Tuesday, turned out to be an inert training device.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 23 - 80 years ago (1923) - Mrs. W. H. Gemmell, Brainerd, was elected president of the Minnesota State Conference of Social Workers at the end of its 31st annual session in Duluth.
ONE SURPRISED CITIZEN
Reed Campbell celebrated his 47th birthday today with more than a piece of cake.
Standouts to be recognized
ST. CLOUD -- Tickets are now available for the fourth annual Awards for Outstanding Community Initiative event on Oct. 3 at the St. Cloud Civic Center.
Committee gives citizens voice on county building project
If you live in Crow Wing County and want to take part in the discussion about the county's proposed $35.76 million building project, an opportunity now is available.
Governor plans visit to Brainerd
Gov. Tim Pawlenty has scheduled visits to Brainerd and three other Minnesota cities this week to learn how local and regional officials are progressing on applications for certification as Job Opportunity Building Zones (JOBZ).
County clients face insurance switch
About 2,700 Crow Wing County residents who receive managed care with the county and have their health insurance plan with Blue Plus will have to switch to a different plan effective Jan. 1.
Authorities capture juvenile escapee
A 17-year-old male being held in the Central Minnesota Juvenile Center on theft and weapons charges will have another charge to face -- escape from custody.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 24 - 80 years ago (1923) - "I asked my 5-year-old youngster," writes P.W., "If he could tell me why the little hand on a watch goes faster than the big one." His reply was, "I guess it's for the same reason I have to run when I go walking with you, isn't it daddy?"
County board tables action on cartway, hopes property owners can reach accord
The Crow Wing County Board tabled a decision Tuesday to establish a cartway, or a public access road, in the Unorganized Territory in hope that two adjoining property owners will come up with an agreement on their own.
Districts with two or more levy questions
A list of districts that have two or more operating levy requests before voters on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Crosby Police Chief Drennan to retire
The city of Crosby will be looking for a new police chief before the end of January.
They didn't believe the defendant acted in self-defense.
Joy and struggle
In Tempo Thursday, Emily-based writer and artist Alice Palace discusses the thrill of illustrating children's books and the hurdles she had to overcome.
North to the Arctic Einer Anderson's journeys recalled
It's hard to imagine that in Brainerd today lives a man who knows how to build an igloo.
County to continue dog control services for the rest of the year
Crow Wing County will continue to have animal control services in place for the remainder of this year.
CROSSLAKE -- The Crosslake sewer project has progressed more quickly on Crow Wing County State Aid Highway 66 because of the temporary road detour and has advanced to Daggett Bay Road Monday morning, reported Widseth Smith Nolting, architectural and engineering firm.
Spicing up the chili
Jan Handlos, of Consolidated Telephone Co., added spices to the firm's chili entry Wednesday morning at the Westgate Mall. CTC was among several agencies and companies that offered their chili dishes for tasting at the Crow Wing County United Way Chili Cook-off today.
The Crow Wing County United Way Chili Cook-off will begin 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Westgate Mall.
Brief power outage hits Brainerd, Baxter
A brief power outage, caused by winds blowing power lines together, hit parts of Brainerd and east Baxter today.
BEMIDJI -- Wesly Cummings, 39, of Bemidji, Minn., died on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at his residence.
Lee Ward Holm
CAMBRIDGE -- Lee Ward Holm, 74, of Cambridge, Minn., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 19, 2003,
Robert L. Ahlgrim
Robert L. Ahlgrim, 87, Brainerd, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd.
Leonard L. Bing
McGREGOR -- Leonard L. Bing, 84 year old resident of McGregor, Minn., passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls, Minn., on Friday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 5-8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the Shelley Funeral Chapel, Little Falls, Minn.
Marcella (Marcie) Smith
BASHAW TOWNSHIP -- Marcella (Marcie) Smith, 77 of Bashaw Township, mother of Marylee Tauges, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003.
Peter A. Lane
SAUK RAPIDS -- Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Peter A. Lane, age 56, of St. Cloud and formerly of Brainerd, who died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. Al Stangl will officiate and private burial will be at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd. Friends may call from noon until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Thomas 'Mike' Campion
DEERWOOD -- Thomas "Mike" Campion, age 72, of Deerwood, Minn., formerly of Minneapolis. Survived by wife, Nancy; children, Debra Aanestad, Michael, Susan (Kevin) Wurzer, Nancy
Donald R. Manthey
ISANTI -- Donald R. Manthey, of Isanti. Born June 26, 1935. Survived by wife, Carolyne; children, Raymond (Dawn) of Ham Lake, Sherri (David Van Horn) of Ham Lake, and Michael (Paulette) of Isanti; granddaughters, Heather, Amy and Gwen Van Horn, Crystal and Leah Manthey; great-granddaughter, Sabrina; two godchildren; three brothers; and three sisters.
AITKIN -- Leonard Bing, age 84 of Big Sandy Lake, north of Aitkin, Minn., passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin, Minn. Funeral services are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
LITTLE FALLS -- Thomas Trutwin, age 76, a former resident of North Prairie, Minn., passed away today, Sept. 24, 2003, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud, Minn.
Gloria Hill, age 80, of Brainerd, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Sylvia L. Bell
ST. CLOUD -- Sylvia L. Bell, age 78, St. Cloud, Minn., died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn.
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As I've been watching the fuss created by the Twin Cities media reporting the emotional last moments of a Minnesota Amusement Park legend, I can't help but reminisce about my younger days.
When the state Court of Appeals recently awarded two quarter-mile stretches of the Paul Bunyan Trail back to its previous owners the decision sent shock waves that could be felt all along the 100-mile recreational trail that winds through north central Minnesota's lakes and forests.
If volunteerism is out of style, someone forgot to tell Reed Campbell.
Big problems with ownership of trails
There have been many articles in the newspapers lately regarding the Paul Bunyan Trail and the recent court ruling. I'm not an attorney but even I can understand language that says once the railroad is gone the property reverts back to the landowner. Thank goodness the appeals court gave legitimacy to a legal document. Why even have deeds if our legal system won't support the language. The DNR was ill-advised to purchase the ROW (Right-of-Way) in the first place.
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Raymond and Janice Moritz, Crosby, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Gary's Pine Room in Ironton. Music by the Needham Twins. No gifts please. The event is hosted by their children. They were born Sept. 26, 1953, in Crosby.
Schools present multiple-choice levy proposals to voters
Superintendent Jim Lee's challenge this fall is to get St. Cloud voters to say yes -- and yes and yes and yes and yes.
Report: Shooting at Rocori High School
COLD SPRING (AP) -- Emergency crews and law enforcement investigators responded to Rocori High School Wednesday as a local radio station reported a shooting there.
St. Cloud State student dies
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Authorities were investigating the death of a student at St. Cloud State University.
Bank held up in Bowlus
BOWLUS (AP) -- It was bound to happen in Bowlus: the town's first bank robbery.
RACIAL PROFILING STUDY: Police stop minorities more often than whites
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Black, Hispanic and American Indian drivers were more likely to be stopped and searched by police in Minnesota last year than white drivers, even though they were less likely than whites to be found with anything illegal.
Pawlenty puts emphasis on reading earlier
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty opened his "call for change" in Minnesota schools Monday by setting a goal of having all children proficient in reading by the end of the first grade.
Aitkin wins with last-second flurry
CROSBY -- Kelly Steffens had 11 kills and 11 blocks to help the Aitkin Gobblers defeat the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 20-25, 26-24, 25-21, 14-25-15-13 in non-conference volleyball Tuesday.
Sabres blank Flyer girls
SARTELL -- The Sartell Sabres shut out the Little Falls Flyers 3-0 in Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer Tuesday.
Tigers blank Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- Fred Skurza scored an unassisted goal at 58:30 in the second half and that was all St. Cloud Tech needed to win 2-0 over Little Falls in Central Lakes Conference boys soccer Monday
Grunewald remains unbeaten; Warrior girls win meet
HIBBING -- Brainerd's Justin Grunewald remained unbeaten in five races and the Warrior girls won the Hibbing Invitational cross country meet Tuesday.
Warriors set team record for wins
BAXTER -- It's time for the seniors on the Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team to take a step back and bask in the light of success.
Hornet netters sting Cloverdale
BAXTER -- Lindsey Green had four kills and Melissa Bradow had 12 ace serves to help the Lake Region Christian School Hornets defeat Cloverdale of Grand Rapids 25-6, 25-9, 25-16 in high school volleyball Monday.
Patriots hunt down Gobblers
AITKIN -- A clean sweep in singles helped the Pequot Lakes Patriots beat the Aitkin Gobblers 5-2 in tennis Tuesday.
BHS pounded by Tech
The St. Cloud Tech Tigers just don't lose in tennis.
Brainerd girls defeat Sauk Rapids
SAUK RAPIDS -- The Brainerd Warrior girls' soccer program achieved a double-digit win total for the first time in program history with a 5-3 triumph over the Sauk Rapids Storm Tuesday.
Flyer boys fall to Sartell
SARTELL -- Eric Bell scored the Little Falls Flyers' loan goal on an assist from Andre LeBlanc in a 5-1 loss to the Sartell Sabres Tuesday in Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer match.
Flyers sputter against Tech
ST. CLOUD -- Nichole DeZurik scored what amounted to be the game-winning goal at the 20-minute mark of the first half, sending the Tech Tigers to a 2-0 win over the Little Falls Flyers in Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer Monday.
Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer coach David Devine will be the speaker at the Brainerd Sports Boosters Club meeting, which begins noon Thursday at the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen located at 923 Oak St. behind the Triangle Store and Temple Baptist Church.
Rebecca Mueller of Brainerd and Wynn and Conrad Roberts of Battle Lake, all competing with Nisswa NW Biathlon, each won their age categories in the second Mt. Itasca mountain bike biathlon race of the year Saturday.
Campbell, Roberts pace BHS swimmers
ALEXANDRIA -- Erica Campbell and Christina Roberts each won two events as the unbeaten Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team defeated Alexandria 124-62 in Central Lakes Conference action Tuesday.
Peterson sparks Cards
LONG PRAIRIE -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals tennis team swept all four singles matches to defeat the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder 5-2 in non-conference tennis Monday.
Pioneers' Solinger and Talberg race to victories
ALBANY -- Pierz's Zach Solinger and Jamie Talberg captured individual championships Tuesday at the Albany cross country invitational.
Pats-Wolves could decide conference championship
In the history of Pequot Lakes Patriots and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves football, one game pops out above the rest.
Bates' 2 goals lead BHS boys
WILLMAR -- Brainerd's Jesse Bates scored two first-half goals to give the Warrior boys' soccer team a 3-1 victory over the Willmar Cardinals in Central Lakes Conference play Monday.
Warrior boys hold off underdog Hornets
BAXTER -- Considering the differential in enrollment the Lake Region Christian School Hornets of Baxter shouldn't be able to stay with the Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer team.
Metrodome fans stay late to see Twins clinch
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Even after the game was over, Drew Oling and Alyssa Spehar stayed standing, holding their "2003 Central Division Champs Maybe Next Year Sox" sign.
Hottest team in baseball
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins were in disarray at the All-Star break. Now it's their clubhouse at the Metrodome that's about to be messed up.
Culpepper may be out this week
EDEN PRAIRIE -- The tenacity that coach Mike Tice has worked to instill in the Vikings this year is certainly one part of the team's 3-0 start.
Gophers hire Ware as director of basketball ops
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- James Ware was hired Tuesday as director of men's basketball operations at Minnesota, replacing J.B. Bickerstaff.
Moss loses bid to postpone proceedings
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A judge has ruled that Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss will have to give a deposition next week in the civil lawsuit filed against him by a traffic officer he allegedly pushed with his car.
Vikings bring back Baker and release safety Israel
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings re-signed wide receiver Robert Baker on Tuesday and released safety Ron Israel.
Wild beat Blackhawks for first preseason victory
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Christoph Brandner's power-play goal in the second period lifted the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 preseason victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.
Gophers ready to open things up
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Thanks to a soft nonconference schedule that allowed No. 24 Minnesota to average 46 points and nearly 300 yards rushing a game so far, Gophers quarterback Asad Abdul-Khaliq knows his team hasn't had to do much heavy lifting offensively.
Twice as nice
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins finished off the Cleveland Indians, then sat back and watched everything fall in place for their second straight AL Central title.
She leaves after 30 years, and many changes, in county
WALKER -- Paulette Storm has worked the last seven years as Cass County court administrator from a courthouse office located in the same spot as the former courtroom where she began 25 years ago taking minutes as a court clerk.
Board of directors
Emily Charter School's 2003-2004 board of directors includes Cassandra Goddard (front row, left), vice chairperson; Andrea Besnett, chairperson; Tom Shinabargar (back row, left), member; Heather Mitlyng, member; Cathy Sexten, treasurer; Kathy Allen, member; and Patty Miller, member.
A leaf floated in Stony Brook in Lake Shore.
Storm recounts changes in court processes over 25 years
WALKER -- Court administration serves as the records arm of Minnesota's district courts -- forever.
HACKENSACK -- Deep Portage Conservation Reserve will offer a fall color hike from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $5 per person with discounts for children.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Wind advisory central and east today into early evening...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Windy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers or a thunderstorm this morning. A chance of showers this afternoon far north...Turning partly cloudy elsewhere. Highs in the mid 50s northwest to around 70 southeast.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy north. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Highs from the mid 70s northeast to the mid 80s southwest to south central.
Iowa state forecast
.Wind advisory today far northwest...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory much of the central and east today...
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Wind advisory western minnesota and parts of northeast minnesota
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs in the 70s.
Weather drawing by Shakyra Johnson of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Jump on the pile
Weather drawing by Hanna Ruzich of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of rain showers late north. Highs
'Honoring Our Elders Powwow' set at Grand Casino Mille Lacs
ONAMIA -- Hundreds of American Indian elders from across Minnesota are expected to attend the third annual Wisdom Steps Conference from Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Grand Casino Mille Lacs, hosted by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
The American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 255 luncheon will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Club rooms. The menu consists of chili, chicken noodle soup and a choice of egg salad or ham sandwiches. Dessert and coffee will also be included. Cost: $4 and take-outs are welcome.
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