The Community of Staples wins Best of Class Award
STAPLES - The community of Staples was honored as a winner in the 25th Anniversary Minnesota Community Pride competition, announced at the Minnesota Community Pride Showcase and Awards Ceremony at the Minnesota State Fair, Sept. 6 at Carousel Park.
Ken Dickinson, Pillager, was recently named director of security and safety compliance at Central Lakes College.
Innovative Baxter company in a position to grow
BAXTER - A rock outside the Breathe Safely offices in Baxter's Industrial Park has a single word - innovate.
Biz Buzz: New owners on horizon for Toyota dealership
The Toyota dealership in Baxter could have new ownership this fall.
Bridges of Hope will sponsor Second Thursdays at Prairie Bay from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Come and learn more about Bridges of Hope. Prairie Bay donates seasonal culinary favorites while Cashwise Liquor of Baxter will be serving wines. The cost for this event is $15.00 per person and is 100 percent tax-deductible. The full $15, as well as any additional donations received, will go to benefit the work of Bridges of Hope. An RSVP is required by Oct. 7.
Cass County Board
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
Crow Wing court
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
Crow Wing County Board
The following list includes Crow Wing County meetings that may be attended by one or more members of the Crow Wing County Board:
Brainerd Public Library
Meets 6 p.m. Monday
ANIMAL RELATED - Parrots can get thirsty too, as it was proved on Thursday at Cash Wise Liquor, 513 B St. N.E. Apparently, a parrot made its way into the liquor store and Heartland Animal Rescue Team had to escort the parrot out of the store.
Thank you to Whitefish Lodge and Suites and Manhattan Beach Lodge for hosting the event. Thanks to Dan Swanson from the MN DNR for his educational presentation and discussion on invasive species. Thank you goes out to the Crosslake/deal Lions Club and the many volunteers that assisted in the operation of the event. Thanks to Waterfront Services for their support in live fish redistribution as required by the DNR. Special thanks to Mike Hall from Precision Propeller Works of Brainerd Industrial Park for providing our anglers with the chance to win a brand new Stainless Steel Propeller and discounts on service and merchandise. Thanks to Trophy Time Taxidermy of Jenkins for providing a $200 taxidermy certificate to the event.
Student's knife tests school policy
A sixth-grade boy who carried a utility set that includes a three-quarter-inch knife on the bus to school Monday has learned the hard way about the district's zero tolerance policy this week.
Homecoming time again
The days are growing shorter, the air cooler and the leaves are changing color.
Achermann remembered as CLC student
A benefit is being planned to help cover costs of the search for Peter Achermann of rural Leader who has been missing for two months.
Authors and illustrators in the making
Author, illustrator visit Harrison Elementary School.
This was Brainerd
60 years ago (1949): (Adv.) On the stage at the Brainerd Theater, radio and recording star Roy Acuff. Plus, Less Smithhart and the Super X Cowboys, the Greatest Western Band in America. On the screen, "My Darling Clementine."
Dispatch parent announces restructuring
Morris Publishing Group, LLC, parent company of the Brainerd Dispatch, announced Friday that it has agreed to the terms of a restructuring agreement.
Warriors win one for Justin
Justin Banks is only 11, but the Baxter fifth-grader already knows he wants to play professional football someday. Baseball, too.
Local news briefs
BAXTER - The Baxter Lions Club will meet Monday at Camp Vanasek. Sandy is cooking dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the regular meeting is at 7 p.m. Guests always welcome.
Because of incorrect information provided the Dispatch, a Page 1 story Friday about Nisswa Citizen of the Year Ted Schaefer it was incorrectly stated that Schaefer's Foods supplied the barbecue sauce for last week's Nisswa Fall Festival and barbecued ribs contest.
"In the world, there are not just 20 countries, 20 economies, and therefore we have to think how the G-20 can work with the other countries that are not part of this club."
Donald A. Holstein
PALISADE - Donald A. Holstein, age 79, of Palisade, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at the Evergreen Terrace Care Center in Grand Rapids, Minn.
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William D. Sutton
McINTOSH - William Dean Sutton "Oxygen Bill," born Aug. 15, 1950, in California, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, in his sleep at McIntosh Manor in McIntosh, Minn. Survived by many friends in Brainerd and surrounding communities. He will be missed.
Marilyn A. Ashmun
BAXTER - Marilyn Alice Ashmun, age 82, resident of Baxter, after a lengthy illness went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009. She died peacefully with her family at her side.
Sylvester T. Holstein
GRAND RAPIDS - Sylvester T. Holstein, age 76, of Grand Rapids, and formerly of Palisade, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at the Evergreen Terrace Care Center in Grand Rapids, Minn.
Frances A. Johnson
Frances A. (Schellin) Johnson, age 94 years and 11 months, passed away on Sept. 24, 2009 at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby where she has been a resident for the past two months.
Frank G. Rohde Jr.
JENKINS - Frank George Rohde Jr., age 85, of Jenkins, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009.
NISSWA - Theodore "Ted" C. Nelson, age 86, resident of Nisswa, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society-Bethany.
EAST GULL LAKE - Stephanie Ann Biessener, age 65, of East Gull Lake, passed away early Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at her home. Services on Tuesday at St. Francis Catholic Church at 11 a.m. with Father Steve LaFlamme officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
I wonder if anyone else enjoyed the irony of the two Vox Pop writers chastising their fellow American citizens for supposedly engaging in "only blame and name calling" during the Taxed Enough Already party in Brainerd? I'm not counting but in two short comments they used such terms as "tea-baggers," "loud-mouths," "local crazies," and "regressives," not to mention the suggestion that the great American dissenters were cave-dwellers. Thank you for showing your true colors.
Our opinion: Higher education
The first reaction to news that many of the Minnesota State College and Universities' leaders recently received a total of $287,500 in performance bonuses was: "What in the world was the MnSCU board thinking?"
Open Forum: Minnesota vets to rally Oct. 3
Veterans from throughout Minnesota will be rallying outside the Minnesota Republican Party Convention on Oct. 3, 2009. The purpose of the rally is to bring attention to a derogatory online comment on the St. Paul Pioneer Press Web site about veterans, written by a State Republican Party officer.
Impaired waters public meetings
Trigger happy for all autumn has to offer
September has been a beauty, and now that the fish are finally getting fired up, things are really good.
The memories came in small waves, not unlike those that lapped at the slippery rocks around me more than three decades ago. I'm not sure if I ventured all the way across the rocks on that day. Facts like that have a way of falling between the cracks and crevasses of time. But I didn't forget the rocks. Or that spot.
State fishing/hunting report
Redtails remain the bait of choice for walleyes on Gull Lake, Pelican Lake, and North Long Lake in 20 to 30 feet during the day. There is some evening action in shallow water with crankbaits and minnows as well. Look for sunfish in 10 to 12 feet on Round Lake, North Long, and Nisswa Lake. Northern pike and bass are active on the weedlines of most lakes hitting spinnerbaits, crankbaits, or minnows.
Ackerson 90th birthday
Open house for Howard (Mike) Ackerson's 90th birthday, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009. At Pillager First Baptist Church, 1-5 p.m. Friends and family welcome. Party is hosted by his family.
Hines 50th anniversary
Come and join Alvie and Betty Hines to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Sunday, Oct. 4, starting at 1 p.m. at the Green Lantern. There will be music, food and fun.
Gangestad 25th anniversary
Mike and Margie Gangestad will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Oct. 3 from 2 p.m.-? at Oak Lawn Tavern. Highway 210 East, five miles from Highways 18 and 25 junction. Bring your camper or tent, stay all night, and dance the night away around the campfire.
Dane and Elizabeth Arganbright were married July 17, 2009, at Cragun's Resort. Parents are Dan and Nancy Shipman, Brainerd, Bruce and Linda Arganbright, Baxter, and mother Karen Arganbright. Bride's attendants were Mary Kate Shipman, Jamie (Lucy) Neyens. Personal attendant, Stacey Schoon. Groom's attendants were Jessi Arganbright, Adam Shipman.
Hanson 80th birthday
Doris Hanson, Woodland Good Samaritan Apartments, will be celebrating her 80th birthday with family in Wisconsin. She was born Sept. 30, 1929, in Morton, Minn.
Leverington 68th anniversary
Glen and Rena Leverington are celebrating their 68th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 27, 1941.
D-G-F too much for W-DC
WADENA - By the time Josh Sherman broke free for a 20-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, it was too late for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines, who were bested 48-6 by Class 2A's eighth-ranked Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels during a Heart O'Lakes Conference game Friday.
Pioneers bounce back
PIERZ - John Omann rushed for 157 yards and three touchdowns as the Pierz Pioneers capitalized on turnovers, dismantling the winless Rockford Rockets 41-0 in a Central Minnesota Conference game Friday.
Cardinals crush Thief River
STAPLES - Class 3A's ninth-ranked Staples-Motley Cardinals defeated the Thief River Falls Prowlers 42-7 to improve to 4-0 in the Heart O' Lakes Conference and overall Friday.
Stellar defense leads to improved offense for Hanson
While it was her defense that caught her coach's eye, Kaylie Hanson has been on the offensive lately.
Pillager wins first game 22-7
PARKERS PRAIRIE - Quarterback Jordan Hunstad threw for a touchdown and ran for another in leading the Pillager Huskies to their first win of the season, 22-7, over winless Parkers Prairie Friday in a Prairie North Conference game.
Rangers remain perfect with blowout
CROSBY - Mark Hoge hauled in a 49-yard scoring pass from Phil Kuhlmann on the opening play from scrimmage and the Crosby-Ironton Rangers never looked back as they drubbed Hinckley-Finlayson 48-6 to improve to 4-0.
Brainerd JV boys' soccer wins
Brainerd defeated Fergus Falls 2-0 in junior varsity boys' soccer Thursday.
Defense carries Warriors to third win
Defense was projected as a strength of the 2009 Brainerd Warriors football team and through four games that has proved to be true.
Hawley golden against PR-B
HAWLEY - Levi Allen scored from 3-yards out to put the Pine River-Backus Tigers on the board in Friday's 66-6 Northern Plains Conference loss to the second ranked Hawley Nuggets.
Brainerd wins despite fewer total yards
In 1995, St. Cloud Tech beat the Brainerd Warriors 7-6 without making a first down.
Christensen tallies Hornets' goal in loss
BAXTER - Trailing 4-0, Jacob Christensen put the Lake Region Christian Hornets on the board with an assist from Aaron Bostrom during a 4-1 loss to Karlstad Friday.
Oh, so close: Willmar sneaks by Flyers
LITTLE FALLS - Trailing by three with the clock ticking down from 1:39, the Little Falls Flyers mounted a 54-yard drive only to see the game-tying 33-yard field goal miss the mark with 34 seconds remaining.
Patriots shipwreck Pirates
PEQUOT LAKES - In the time it takes a defense to say "There's Matt Michaelson," he's already celebrating in the end zone.
PR-B's Allen: Small in stature, big on gains
Levi Allen doesn't occupy much space, but he does make his presence known.
Verndale claims battle of unbeatens
BERTHA - An 85-yard touchdown run in the third quarter by Amos Schmidt proved to be the turning point as the fourth-ranked Verndale Pirate defeated the ninth-ranked Bertha-Hewitt Bears 32-8 in a battle of Pheasant Conference unbeatens Friday.
State forecast for Minnesota
Saturday...Areas of fog...Locally dense south in the morning.
Squirrel finds acorn
Weather drawing by Ellen Hickman in the Lowell fourth grade of Mr. Meyer.
State forecast for N.D.
High wind watch southwest north dakota sunday...
State forecast for Iowa
Saturday...Cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Showers
State forecast for Wisconsin
Dense fog advisory portions of far southern wisconsin until 10 am cdt...
State forecast for S.D.
Wind advisory west sunday...
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