Sleep health center to open here
Brainerd Lakes Sleep Health Center is set to open this fall.
Another coffee shop opening in Brainerd
Caribou Coffee is coming to Brainerd.
Chocolate dream becomes reality
When Nancy Williams began thinking of what she wanted her own business to be, aroma was part of the decision-making.
The Meta 5 Displaced Homemaker Program will conduct a series of progressive career guidance and personal skill development workshops at Central Lakes College in Brainerd starting Oct. 14 and ending Nov. 18.
Child in need
This is a story about a football nut.
Pets of the Week
Leo is a domestic, male, gray tiger cat approximately 9 months old.
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REMER -- Charles Hammack, 39, Pine River, was injured in a single-vehicle crash Friday on Highway 200 about seven miles east of Remer.
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Living with diabetes
LAKE HUBERT -- Don Raisanen was driving to work and only 200 feet from the Minnesota Department of Transportation district offices in Brainerd where he worked as district engineer when he suddenly doubled over in excruciating pain. He barely made it into the district office, where his co-workers immediately called for an ambulance.
The show will go on, Rhythm of the Rails producer says
As of April, Rhythm of the Rails will be homeless.
Brainerd Warrior football fans cheered on their team Friday night at Brainerd High School. The Warriors shut out Sauk Rapids 34-0.
Those with unique talent or tip asked to audition for TV show
So you want to be on television?
Baxter Youth Shelter to close its doors
The Baxter Youth Shelter will shut its doors Oct. 17, resulting in the layoffs of 13 full- and part-time employees.
A Brainerd barber is closing his barber shop after 47 years of cutting hair in Brainerd. Read about this story in Monday's Dispatch.
Details on Pillager murders revealed
Blood on his hands, arms and legs, Benjamin Kennedy was pounding on a door by 7:30 a.m. more than two hours after a 911 call reported gunshots and screams from a Pillager residence.
Fort Ripley man injured in crash
A 46-year-old Fort Ripley man was injured when his car collided with a mail truck Friday night south of Brainerd.
How will they vote?
Nine months of work and debate by the city of Baxter concerning a Wal-Mart Super Center could come to an end Tuesday.
Alice E. Drolson
AITKIN -- Alice E. Drolson, 89, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at Riverwood Extended Healthcare Center in Aitkin. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Westside Calvary Church, Aitkin. The Rev. Dallas Smith to officiate.
Dorothy E. Gomoll
PORTLAND, Ore. --Dorothy E. Gomoll, 84, of Portland, Ore., formerly of Pillager, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, in Portland. Dorothy was born Jan. 28, 1919, to Harrison E. and Emma (Brockway) Reed in St. Cloud, Minn. She graduated from St. Anthony Grade School, Technical High School, St. Cloud Business College.
Pastor Bob West
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Pastor Bob West passed away on Sept. 26, 2003, at the age of 79 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Lillian Violet 'Bunny' Duncan
HACKENSACK -- Lillian Violet "Bunny" Duncan, age 83, of Hackensack, Minn., formerly of Columbia Heights, passed away Oct. 3, 2003, in Park Rapids. Born May 12, 1920, in Charleston, S.C., to William and Viola (Pickett) Floyd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Elmer Johnson, age 85 of Little Falls, MN, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2002, at his home in Little Falls, Minn.
Elmer Louis Bartels
MOTLEY -- Elmer Louis Bartels, age 72, died on Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at his home at 7086 84th St. S.W., Motley, Minn., after battling cancer for nearly a year.
In a recent Open Forum, a writer wrote that "he had learned" homosexuals wanted to destroy the concept of marriage. I wonder how many homosexuals the writer knows. Doesn't he realize that all homosexuals want is the right to have and protect property rights like all other people?
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 5 - 20 years ago (1983) - Brainerd State Hospital workers expressed their concerns about the state's proposal to return more mentally retarded citizens to the community -- meaning the possible reduction of beds and jobs at the hospital.
One of fishing's best attributes is that an angler can usually let her mind wander far from any thoughts of lawsuits, Fourth Amendment rights or DNR regulations.
Ruling a boost for fisheries
This editorial was published Thursday in the St. Cloud Times.
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Eran Sandquist has been named Pheasants Forever's new regional biologist in northern Minnesota.
The LESSON of the MARSH Duck numbers fair on opening weekend
A week ago Saturday on Minnesota's duck hunting opener, Rolf Moen, my hunting partner from Brainerd, met me for breakfast at a restaurant. We appeared to be the only patrons with waterfowl hunting on our minds. The time was 5 a.m.
Lakeshore Conservation Club wraps up good year
With a new youth league and higher attendance, the Lakeshore Conservation Club recently wrapped up another successful season.
Landowners must take steps now to avoid trespass violations
Trespass complaints are among the most common calls made to DNR conservation officers each year. The complaints peak in the fall, when hunters are afield, and perhaps reach their zenith during the first weeks of the pheasant season, as most pheasants are found on private land.
This could be best chance in years to bag Minnesota pheasants
Minnesota's pheasant season opens next Saturday (Oct. 11) with hunters looking forward to perhaps the best season
DNR exploring options for stopping Asian carp
The DNR is gathering input from several sources on potential options to keep Asian carp, particularly bighead and silver carp, from establishing populations in the Mississippi River upstream of Lock and Dam No. 8 (near Genoa, Wis.) and other Minnesota waters.
Oct. 11-Dec. 14 -- Pheasant season
Prime time smallie
Fall is prime time for bass action on the Mississippi River, as Nisswa resident John Janousek knows. Janousek, the tournament director for Crestliner Boats in Little Falls, took time last week to fish the Mississippi River north of Brainerd and was rewarded with several nice smallmouth bass like this one. Anglers are reminded that smallmouth bass cannot be harvested from Sept. 8 through Feb. 15, 2004, when the season closes on inland waters.
You can't begrudge a boy a coot
The American coot long has been the laughing stock of waterfowl. This gawky bird of the marshes has always been thought of as second-class, a game bird not worthy of table fare, a nefarious fowl best left to live.
Tale of the white hummingbird
I've written this column for 17 years and my how time flies when you're having fun! Taking and developing photos, researching topics and scrambling to meet deadlines isn't always easy, but I enjoy the roads I travel to put my column together as well as the people I meet along the way.
Erin Gray and Josh Books were married June 7, 2003, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brainerd with Father Glenn Derby officiating.
April Lintner and Michael Fourre announce their engagement. Parents are Larry and Shirley Lintner, Brainerd, and Jon and Joyce Fourre, Green Brook, N.J. A wedding is planned Saturday at Fauntleroy Hall in Seattle.
Shannon Balk and Rob Lauwagie announce their engagement. Parents are Chuck and Kathy Balk, Brainerd, and Duke and Wanda Fahey, Fairfax. A Nov. 1 wedding is planned at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brainerd.
Adult volulnteers of the month
Molly DeJonghe and Todd Cosert were married Aug. 2, 2003, at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd with the Rev. Andrew R. Smith officiating.
Heidi Olszewski and Keith Johnson were married Aug. 16, 2003, at Celebration Lutheran Church in Sartell with Pastor Elizabeth Strenge officiating.
Cliff Bock will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at 22702 Rebel Road, Merrifield. Go north on County Road 3 to Sorenson Lake Road and follow signs. No gifts please. He was born Oct. 12, 1923, in Brainerd.
Virginia Stegora will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at 40 Kamnic Lane, Pierz. The event is hosted by her children.
Last Friday there was an article on the church page regarding an event/concert that was sponsored by Charter Communication, Inspiration Network, and BAY ministries. I wanted to s
Steve and Tammy Sherwood, Pine River, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 29, 1978, in Pine River.
Amy Bartishofski and Jody Lodermeier were married July 26, 2003, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Juli Sutton-Deem officiating.
Angela Lyons and Ryan Hernesman were married Aug. 30, 2003, at First Lutheran Church in Duluth with Pastor Stefan Potuznik officiating.
AmyJo Walthall and Micah Benson announce their engagement. Parents are Tony and Joey Walthall, Staples, and Kathryn Benson, Moorhead, and David Benson and Peggy Nelson, Minneapolis. An Oct. 24 wedding is planned at Colonia Church in Edina.
Youth volunteer of the month
LeAnn Newstell and Russ Holsapple announce their engagement. Parents are David and Susan Newstell, Alburnett, Iowa, and Carl and Martha Holsapple, Motley, and the late Deborah Holsapple. A January 2004 wedding is planned.
Annie Rose Sorillo and Jesse Kisskeys were married May 29, 2003, in Fort Meyers, Fla.
Marine comes home, but Iraq came with him
ROCHESTER (AP) -- There are things that Rosemary Wilschek doesn't know about her son Joseph's experiences as a machine gunner in Iraq -- or about her husband, Alan's, service in Vietnam.
Jewish lawmakers call for meeting postponement
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Two Jewish lawmakers called on Friday for Gov. Tim Pawlenty to postpone the initial meeting of a state health care task force. It is scheduled to meet Monday, on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur.
Governor predicts party chairman will be exonerated
ST. PAUL -- Some of the state's top Republicans, including Gov. Tim Pawlenty, rushed to the defense of GOP Chairman Ron Eibensteiner on Friday, a day after his attorney revealed that a Mower County grand jury has indicted him on four gross misdemeanor election law violations.
District hopes more testing helps students on test that really counts
SHAKOPEE -- Poor results last spring on standardized tests landed Sun Path Elementary School on a state list of underachieving schools. Part of its strategy for getting off: testing earlier and more often.
State company gets homeland security contract
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnetonka-based company has received a five-year, potentially $27 million contract for fingerprint identification equipment from the federal Department of Homeland Security.
Frost ends West Nile risk in state for the year
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The hard frost last week has essentially ended the risk of contracting West Nile virus in Minnesota for the year, health officials said.
State working to curb workers' compensation fraud
ST. PAUL -- Five years ago, Elisa Isabel Meza's lower back started to ache.
Clerical workers authorize strike at U of M
MINNEAPOLIS -- University of Minnesota employees are poised for their first walkout in nearly 60 years after clerical workers voted to authorize a strike that could begin in mid-October.
Pawlenty puts off trade trip to eastern Europe
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Friday called off a November trade mission to Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic, saying he needed more time to plan for such a trip and for the 2004 legislative session.
The Golden Lakes Boxing Club has scheduled its first practice 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at St. Francis Elementary School in Brainerd.
Luberts, Andres form 1-2 punch for Pioneers
As individuals, Craig Luberts and Tony Andres utilize different running styles to gain yards and rack up touchdowns
As freezing rain pelted his windshield, Terry Holden glanced at his watch and wondered what he was doing.
Wynn knocks wind out of foes' sails
As statistics go, Brianna Wynn's week was equal to many prep careers.
Victory is special for Pequot
PINE RIVER -- Special teams find special ways to win even when their star special teamer isn't feeling so special.
Raiders' defense shines in volleyball victory
HIBBING -- The strength of the Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team shinned once again as the Raiders easily dispatched the Hibbing Cardinals, 30-25, 30-15, 30-16 Friday.
Area events Saturday
Two Harbors buries Rangers
CROSBY -- The Two Harbors Agates broke open a close game with a 20-point third quarter to cruise past the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 48-26 in a non-conference football game Friday.
Late field goal does in Flyers
ST. CLOUD -- St. Cloud Apollo's Dan Wipper hit a 34 yard field goal with 5:26 left in the fourth quarter to send the Eagles to a 16-13 win over the Little Falls Flyers in Central Lakes Conference play Friday.
Bell's hat tricks earns Flyers a tie with Cathedral
LITTLE FALLS -- Eric Bell scored three second half goals to help the Little Falls Flyers rally for a 3-3 overtime tie against the St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders in non-conference boys soccer Friday.
Grunewald, Roberts nominated for prep Heisman award
Brainerd High School seniors Justin Grunewald and Christina Roberts have been nominated for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.
Hats off to the Warriors
Morgan Shepherd's senior season may wind up as one of the best by a Brainerd Warriors quarterback.
Eastman's heroics give Huskies first win
PILLAGER -- Jason Eastman's two-point conversion in the second overtime gave Pillager its first win of the season as the Huskies edged the Sebeka Trojans 28-27 Friday in Prairie North Conference play.
Rangers can't swat Hornets
HILL CITY -- Crosby-Ironton's Jenna Kovatovich had 12 kills and Brianna Wynn added 11 as the Rangers fell to the Hill City Hornets 25-20, 25-17, 25-16 Thursday.
Luberts' six scores upends Cubs
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers football team amassed 427 yards of total offense, including 331 yards on the ground, in a 60-0 Central Minnesota Conference victory over the Kimball Cubs Friday.
WDC slips past Panthers in OT
WADENA -- Wadena-Deer Creek quarterback Preston Stearns found wide receiver Brett Hieb for a 10-yard touchdown on the first play in overtime as the Wolverines squeaked past the Park Rapids Panthers 20-13 Friday in Northern Lakes Conference action.
Fisher, Fuller run over Rockets
VERNDALE -- Verndale's two Tylers were more than Underwood could handle as the Pirates shot down the Rockets 43-12 in Pheasant Conference action Friday.
A nice catch Warriors glad Eller lured back
The last time Blake Eller played football was seventh grade.
Sprewell reports to camp
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) -- Latrell Sprewell will probably be more careful about checking his calendar from now on.
Fans try to give Twins extra push
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Deep down, Twins fans probably know they can't affect the outcome of a baseball game.
More than 8,000 to compete in Twin Cities Marathon
ST.PAUL (AP) -- The best of the more than 8,000 runners who will start the 22nd running of the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday know to be prepared for the ups and downs of a long race. In the final five miles, it'll mostly be ups.
Wild face high expectations this time
ST. PAUL (AP) -- They capped a dream season with an amazing playoff run, but the young Minnesota Wild are about to face reality.
Vikings face Vick-less Falcons
ATLANTA (AP) -- Daunte Culpepper can take his time. No need to hurry back. The Minnesota Vikings are doing just fine without him.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of snow showers far north. Highs from the mid 40s far north...To the mid 50s southwest.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Sunny west...Mostly cloudy east. Highs in the mid 60s to
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs from near 50 northeast to
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny west and partly sunny east. Highs from the upper 60s northeast to near 80 southcentral.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Sunny west. Partly sunny east. Highs from the upper
Nice fall day
Weather drawing by Grace Gilbertson in the Baxter School third-grade class of Mrs. Brenny.
September slightly wetter than average
Finally -- a month that was wetter than average.
Victims of clergy abuse
Current and former employees of MLC (Minnesota Learning Center) are invited to the annual reunion from 4-6 p.m. Friday at Choppers, 723 Mill Ave., Brainerd. Any questions, call Sherri at 963-2699 or e-mail email@example.com.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Marcie Leibold 829-6212 or 877-381-8787
Chemical dependency and AA groups
7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Medical Center (Open). Call Bill at 829-3801.
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