Green Mill ready to open in Baxter
Green Mill will open Oct. 18 in Baxter.
A 24-year-old Brainerd native is behind the scenes of what is considered one of the hottest new games on the Internet.
Brainerd native Jimb Esser, 24, left the state for California and a thriving company with a fast-growing online game. He is living in a one-bedroom apartment paying $920 a month. He said he has friends in Brainerd who pay less than that for a home mortgage.
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The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a call at 9:46 a.m. Friday at Bethany Good Samaritan Village on Wright Street in Brainerd.
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WALKER -- A Walker woman suffered injuries in a car/truck collision Friday on Highway 371, the State Patrol reported.
CHILD IN NEED
The military often say that they need a "few god men." Well, Kinship Partners needs a "few good men," too. We have a number of boys on the waiting list who would enjoy having a "good man" with whom to spend some quality time.
Whether you bike, hike, ski or snowmobile, there's a trail for you in the Brainerd lakes area.
Wausau Paper buys Missota
Wisconsin-based Wausau Paper signed an agreement to buy Missota Paper Co. for $9.6 million.
Oasis Sport Shop in Pequot Lakes to close its doors
PEQUOT LAKES -- A sale started Thursday at Oasis Sport Shop and this time everything will go.
Gander Mountain to move into Wal-Mart store
Gander Mountain is moving into Baxter.
This was Brainerd
30 years ago (1974) - The Brainerd YMCA recently appointed a Glenwood woman, Cheryl Severson as Women's Program Director, making the YMCA here one of the first to establish such a position.
Warrior alumni show their support
Brainerd High School Warriors football alumni stood on Don Adamson Field's 50 yard line Friday with a sign in support of former Brainerd defensive coordinator Steve Nunnink, who continues to fight to recover from a brain aneurysm he suffered 14 months ago. Alumni attended Friday's homecoming game to support Nunnink's family. Brainerd Dispatch/Clint Wood
"We are truly thrilled about the opportunity to operate this facility and we think it's going to be good for us and we think it's going to be good for the community."
Long 'Children's Hour' boasts rewarding performances
The play is called "The Children's Hour," but don't bring your young kids. This is one of the most serious dramas to be staged at Central Lakes College in recent years.
Because of incorrect information supplied to the Dispatch, the time and date of an accident reported Friday were incorrect.
Pine Meadows for sale
Pine Meadows Golf Course is for sale with an asking price of $5 million.
Brainerd Kiwanis announces its officers
The Brainerd Kiwanis Club, which is celebrating its 50th year of service in the Brainerd lakes area, recently announced its officers for 2004-2005.
Bertha B. Borg
Bertha Belle Borg, age 93, resident of Brainerd, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Bertha was born in Fort Ripley, Minn., to Silas Sylvester and Lottie Belle (Bailey) Butrum on April 13, 1911. Bertha enjoyed life, living on her farm most of her life with her family and animals. She enjoyed gardening and cats and dogs. She was an excellent cook. She was always a kind person to all, had a good sense of humor and a great memory. Bertha enjoyed her yearly family birthday parties and polka music.
Walter W. Damm
Walter W. Damm, 89, Brainerd, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Vi L. Jones
LITTLE FALLS -- Vi L. Jones, 80-year-old resident of Little Falls, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Hildegard M. Doble
ROYALTON -- Hildegard M. Doble, age 79, a resident of Royalton, Minn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at the St. Benedicts Center in St. Cloud, Minn.
Alton 'Tony' N. Jensen
BAXTER -- Alton "Tony" Nels Jensen, age 88, resident of Baxter, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was born on March 1, 1916, in Renville County, Franklin, Minn., to Nels and Lena Jensen. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Alton was employed with Potlatch, Anderson Brothers and Mills Motors. He was a member of the Geritol Frolics, Freetimers and the Spirit Folk Group and the Brainerd Snodeos.
Richard 'Dick' Harrington
PEQUOT LAKES -- Richard "Dick" Harrington, age 82, of Pequot Lakes, passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at the Greater Staples Hospital.
PINE RIVER -- Clarence Clausen, age 88, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River. Willim-St. Onge Family Funeral Home in Pine River is in charge of arrangements.
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Percy W. James
LITTLE FALLS -- Percy W. James, age 96, of Freedhem/Little Falls, Minn., passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding, Minn. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday evening at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn., and Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the church in Harding.
Blaine Thomas, age 87, of Brainerd, formerly of Aitkin, died on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
It's shameful that the county administrator only knows how to read job applications, but not check the history that goes with them. The board chairman rubber stamps it, knowing better. Only one commissioner had the courage to speak up in opposition -- a faulty decision which will cost all the taxpayers a bundle.
George Bush clearly was stronger in the debate because of moral integrity.
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OUR OPINION: THE DEBATES
President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry actually talked about serious issues. They told the American people their views on the war in Iraq and the war on terrorism, two issues of paramount importance to Americans. It was also refreshing to see the candidates answer tough questions in an unscripted event, even if they did fall back on tried and true campaign rhetoric at times.
Guide's wife wonders how he does it
My wife and I fished a nine hour tournament with no breaks last weekend on Gull Lake and when it was over she asked me how I can do that everyday.
Know the rules when hunting, riding an ATV
As hunting season gets into full swing in Minnesota the DNR urges hunters and off highway vehicle riders to know the rules and know where they're hunting and riding. OHV laws have changed and vary depending on land ownership.
Record attendance at third Walleye Alliance Fall Classic
A record number of teams took part in the third annual Brainerd Walleye Alliance Fall Classic fishing tournament Sept. 26 on Gull Lake.
A day on the lake
A day on the lake
White-winged scoters will be featured on the 2005 Minnesota Migratory
NORTH COUNTRY QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Generally, it's illegal for hunters to shoot a wild animal from a motor vehicle. But there are exemptions for persons with disabilities. What are they?
Silence is golden, except on opening day
Every year in the days leading to the fishing opener a sage in the outdoors media advises us not to fish memories. Approach each opener with a fresh outlook, he'll say, and prepare to adjust to the realities of the day, not return to old haunts simply because they produced in the past.
North Country calendar
Oct. 1 -- Moose hunting opened
Five generations recently gathered were Hunter Norman, son, Backus; Brent Norman, father, Backus; Debbie Norman, grandmother, Pine River; Allen Hardy, great-grandfather, Pequot Lakes; and Veta Hardy, great-great-grandmother, Pine River.
Nicol Sanford and Jason Patten announce their engagement. Parents are Duane and Patricia Sanford, Ironton, and Dave and Karen Stauffer, Aitkin. An Oct. 9 wedding is planned at Christ Lutheran Church.
Lisa Kristofferson and Shane Fett were married Aug. 7, 2004, at the bride's grandmother's home on Gull Lake with Darrell Paske officiating.
Adult Volunteer of the Month
Volunteer of the Month: Jody Andres
Raymond and Myrtle Bradow, Pine River, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren. They were married Oct. 12, 1944.
Youth Volunteer of the Month
Volunteer of the Month: Joel Forrest
Jenny Phelps and Neal Hall announce their engagement. Parents are Tom and Sue Phelps, Brainerd, and Allen Hall, Baxter, and the late Dawn Hall. A May 2005 wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Candi Lee and Nicholas Fuller announce their engagement. Parents are James and Arenda Lee, Palisade, and John and Shelley Fuller, Crosby. An Oct. 16 wedding is planned at Westside Calvary Baptist Church with a reception and dance following at the American Legion in Aitkin.
H.A.R.T. Animal Shelter would like to thank everyone who donated books and attended our Dog Eared Book Sale at Nordic Living. We would also like to extend our thank you to all of the wonderful people that donated silent auction items and who attended our Paws and Plates silent auction wine dinner.
Amber Holznagel and Chris Close were married July 17, 2004, at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter with Ken Abramson officiating.
Orville and Doris Calhoon, Nisswa, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 10 at Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa, east of Sportland Corners on County Road 13. No gifts please. They were married Oct. 14, 1944.
Tracey Davis and David Tulenchik announce their engagement. Parents are Richard Davis, Pine River, and Sue Bisbey, Pine River, and Joe and Myrna Dunnuck, Backus, and the late Russell Tulenchik. An Oct. 16 wedding is planned at Dean and Cindy Tulenchik's residence.
Elissa Nelson and Kory Cooper were married April 24, 2004, at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church in Sabin with Father Joe Kieselbach officiating.
Marissa Brown and Gene Engisch were married Aug. 14, 2004, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
I personally want to thank everyone who attended the annexation information meeting Thursday, Sept. 30 at Timbermist Convention Center. The meeting was called "Everything You Wanted to Know About Annexation But Were Afraid to Ask." I was very impressed with the great turnout. There were four levels of government at this meeting listening to the public all at one time.
WITH THE MILILTARY
Staff Sgt. Christine M. Andersen, daughter of Jim and Maggie Stanford, Pillager, was recently named the August Non-commissioned Officer of the Month for Task Force Olympia, the command and control element of Multinational Brigade-Northwest in Iraq.
Brenda Hansen and Joe Goble announce their engagement. Parents are Laurie and Scott Kivisto, Watertown, and Dennis and Diana Hansen, Brainerd, and Lonny and Theresa Goble, Fort Ripley. An Oct. 23 wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Roy and Helen Fischer, Brainerd, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 11, 1939, in Dennison, Iowa.
Marcy Rose Kotyk and Jason Edward Nickel were married July 16, 2004, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Mark Skinner officiating.
Joelynn M. Dahlquist and Daniel E. Steiger were married Aug. 21, 2004, at Fritz Loven Park in Lake Shore with Pastor Chris Meier officiating.
C-I can't hold on in homecoming loss
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers enjoyed a great first quarter, leading Eveleth-Gilbert 12-0 Friday in Sea Range Conference football.
Fierce on the court
Jacque Peterson is an unassuming, petite high school student by day.
Scooby's finish seventh in national tournament
Shep's Scooby's finished seventh in the ASA Class A National Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament.
Hornets fall in three
BAXTER -- Owatonna Christian defeated the Lake Region Christian Hornets 25-16, 25-16, 25-10 in high school volleyball on Friday.
As Chris Hanson ran through the woods of the Superior Hiking Trail in the solitude and dark of night, a number of thoughts rambled through his mind.
The Brainerd Warriors sophomore football team upped its record to 4-1 with a 43-18 win at St. Cloud Tech Thursday.
Two awarded black belts
Nick Heinecke of Aitkin and Paige Northway of East Gull Lake recently were awarded third-degree black belts in Tae Kwon Do after successfully completing testing requirements in accordance with the World Tae Kwon Do Federation.
Pioneers hammer Holdingford Huskers
HOLDINGFORD -- The Pierz Pioneers are for real.
Flyers' offense takes off against Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- Little Falls quarterback Jake Kluver tossed three touchdown passes, two to wide receiver Josh Flavin, as the Flyers chopped down the Bemidji Lumberjacks 34-0 in a non-conference football game Friday.
Brainerd picks up homecoming win
The St. Cloud Tech Tigers accomplished what no opponent had done this season.
Rails chug past Wadena-Deer Creek
WADENA -- The Proctor Rails held the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines scoreless for all but two seconds when Preston Stearns scored on a 5-yard run in a 25-8 non-conference victory Friday.
Voyageurs have Raiders number
So far this season, the Rainy River Voyageurs volleyball team has owned the Central Lakes College Raiders.
Filling big shoes
Thirty nine touchdowns, one two-point conversion, 2,103 rushing yards and 125 receiving yards.
Tigers tumble in Fertile
FERTILE -- The Fertile-Beltrami Falcons soared past the Pine River-Backus Tigers 35-0 in non-conference football Friday.
Hornets top Owatonna
BAXTER -- Jesse Schuety and Joey Mowers each scored a pair of goals to lead the Lake Region Christian School Hornets past Owatonna Christian 4-2 in boys' soccer action Friday.
Alumni return for Nunnink
It was one of the most stirring homecoming events in recent memory.
Smith guides Cards
PEQUOT LAKES -- A year ago Joe Smith could only cheer his Staples-Motley Cardinals teammates to victory.
Fisher finds end zone three times in Verndale victory
UNDERWOOD -- Tyler Fisher exploded for 187 total yards and three touchdowns as the 10th-ranked Verndale Pirates ran past Underwood 20-0 in Pheasant Conference Nine-Man football Friday.
East Central hands Aitkin first GRC loss
SANDSTONE -- Brock Stoffel's six-yard touchdown reception from Brian Burman scored the only Aitkin Gobblers points in a 33-6 Great River Conference football loss to East Central Friday.
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How to renew or apply for a passport
Applying for a passport should be as easy as signing on the dotted line. But with so many scenarios, from replacing chewed-up passports to expedited service, the process can be confounding. Here are some answers to common questions from travelers.
Favorite Vacation Photo
Darrell Mortenson of Breezy Point took this photo of Alexandra Falls, in Canada's Northwest Territories, on his way to Yellowknife for a hunting trip. He said the river was at least 200 feet across and had a drop of 100 feet or more. "It was the most awesome sight you could imagine," Mortenson said.
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Wisconsin state forecast
Freeze warning for parts of west central wisconsin early this morning...
State forecast for N.D.
Freeze warning until 800 am cdt...
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Sunny. Highs 60 to 70.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly sunny and cool. Highs in the upper 40s northeast to
Rainy, warm September comes to a conclusion
September was rainy and warm in the Brainerd area with more than 7 inches of rain and five days above 80 degrees, DNR officials said.
Weather drawing by Abby Schreier in the Nisswa School second-grade class of Mrs. Olson.
Garrison Seniors will sponsor recycling between 1-3 p.m. Monday at the Garrison City Hall building. The Garrison Seniors meeting is noon Tuesday. Members are asked to bring their own plates, cups and utensils and a food item to share. The program, presented by Kathy Phillips on health issues, will follow the meal. President Norman Barthel was notified that flu shots will not be available at one of our meetings as in previous years so it is suggested that seniors make appointments at a medical clinic or watch for other area flu shot offerings such as at Cub supermarkets.
Invest in Kids breakfast planned Thursday
The fund-raiser will feature a musical performance by Katie Paschelke and Toni Terwilliger, two area young singers. Tickets are on sale for $56 and can be purchased by calling 828-0022.
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