Kendal Dehler, the daughter of Scott and Louan Dehler of Isle, and Kayla Kluver, the daughter of A.J. and Laurie Kluver of Little Falls, were selected as students of the month for October
Meets Monday at Lindbergh Elementary
Brainerd Diabetes walk draws record numbers
Brainerd's Walk for Diabetes raised more than $33,000 on Saturday with a record number of walkers.
Oscar Kristofferson dies at age 98
Oscar Kristofferson had a life that could have read as a novel.
Brainerd fans take in playoffs
MINNEAPOLIS -- Play a baseball game and Keith Peterson will come.
Northern Pines Mental Health Center will host free, anonymous mental health screenings on National Depression Screening Day Thursday.
Falling leaves, rising temperatures
Michelle and Jayme McDowell walked their dog, Guinness, Sunday along Wildlife Drive at Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge near McGregor. While most fall colors are a week away from hitting their peak in central Minnesota, temperatures near 80 degrees are expected in the next few days.
Gov. Pawlenty has chosen the Brainerd area for the Governor's Deer Opener. Read about the process in the Hunter's Digest that will be part of Tuesday's Dispatch.
This Was Brainerd
80 years ago (1923) - Dr. R. A. Boise has returned from New York City, where his daughter Miss Ruth entered Briarcliff School.
Retirement to end 70 years of Johnson barbers
When the unmarried railroad workers ended their shifts at the railroad shops in Brainerd on Fridays, they often picked up their paychecks and headed straight to a nearby barbershop for a haircut and shave before going out for the evening.
MERRIFIELD -- Patricia Hollingsworth, age 60, of Merrifield, died Oct. 5, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.
Agnes F. Ziebarth
PEQUOT LAKES -- Agnes F. Ziebarth, age 89, resident of Pequot Lakes, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Lois C. Andrews
PEQUOT LAKES -- Lois C. Andrews, age 74, of Pequot Lakes and formerly of Long Lake, Minn., passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Center in Brainerd. Born June 13, 1929, in Long Lake, Minn., to Allen and Pearl Thies. She graduated from Wayzata High School.
Elmer R. Johnson
LITTLE FALLS -- Elmer R. Johnson, 85 year old resident of Little Falls, Minn., formerly of Eveleth, Minn., passed away Oct. 3, 2003, at his home in Little Falls. Funeral services will be held at the Shelley Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. in Little Falls with the Rev. Hal Spann officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, from 8-10 a.m. at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
GARRISON -- Lawrence Adams, 58, Garrison, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Oscar T. Kristofferson
BAXTER -- Oscar T. Kristofferson, age 98, of Baxter, passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Zona G. Hofmann
CROSBY -- Zona Gale Hofmann, age 85, of Crosby, died on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. She was born on Dec. 9, 1917, in Ironton to Curtis A. and Martha C. (Korstad) Johnson. She married Melvin N. Hofmann on Feb. 14, 1946, in Crosby. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Crosby.
Richard R. Olin
HACKENSACK -- Richard R. Olin, 76, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center, Pine River. A celebration of life will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at his daughter's home, Diana and Roy Flesher, 12916 Apple View Lane, Burnsville, Minn., and also at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center Chapel, Pine River. Arrangements are with Willim-Northland Funeral Homes, Pine River.
In the near future, Sen. Coleman will cast a vote that could make a big difference in the quality of the air we breathe, and the health of citizens in Minnesota.
State loan to NWA has grown
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In 1992, Minnesota taxpayers loaned a troubled Northwest Airlines $270 million. Well, Northwest is still in trouble -- and after 11 years of payments, its tab with the state has actually grown by $12 million.
45 arrested after riot in Mankato
MANKATO (AP) -- Sixteen people were injured and 45 people were arrested after revelers got out of hand Saturday night during homecoming weekend at Minnesota State, Mankato.
Residents seek healing in Cold Spring prayer service
COLD SPRING (AP) -- Tears mixed with laughter Sunday as residents here joined together in a prayer service 11 days after the fatal shooting of a student at Rocori High School.
Shooting renews debate over juvenile punishment
The high school shooting case in Cold Spring has renewed the debate over the best way to handle juvenile offenders. And 15-year-old Jason McLaughlin stands at the legal crossroads -- between a juvenile court system that emphasizes treatment and an adult justice system centered around hard, long-term punishment.
Army National Guard shopping for new base in outstate
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Army National Guard is poised to leave its flood-prone helicopter base in St. Paul, possibly for one of three outstate cities that are lobbying hard to get the base's 110 full-time military jobs.
Little Falls netters finish fourth in Litchfield tourney
Little Falls def. Howard Lake-Waverly 25-21, 27-25, 15-7
Pioneer Classic: Brainerd, Pierz results
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Cardinals remain unbeaten; Warrior girls take third place
ALEXANDRIA -- Hannah Landecker finished third and Brittany Brenny sixth to help the Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' cross country team remain undefeated with a 50-point win at the Alexandria Invitational Saturday.
Palmer, Binek highlight S-M invitational
STAPLES -- Britta Binek's victory in the 500-yard freestyle and Abby Palmer's win in the 200 individual medley highlighted the Staples-Motley Cardinals fifth-place finish at their own invitational Saturday.
Brainerd's Johnson Lane takes sixth, Wadena's Olson takes seventh at Twin Cities Marathon
ST.PAUL (AP) -- Marathoner Eddy Hellebuyck of Albuquerque, N.M., has a message for anyone who thinks their best days are behind them when they turn 30. "The old guy is not done yet," said Hellebuyck, 42, after winning Sunday's Twin Cities Marathon.
Warriors win home swimming/diving invite
It's hard to stop a good thing.
CLC netters stymied by good defense
INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- Central Lake's College Raider's volleyball coach Jane Peterson watched last Wednesday as her team was dominated by a dominating defense.
Posch powers BHS boys soccer
BAXTER -- Matt Posch's goal in the 54th minute of Saturday's non-conference boys' soccer contest lifted the Brainerd Warriors over the Bemidji Lumberjacks 1-0.
Gophers wake up, rout Wildcats
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Minnesota scarcely resembled the Big Ten's highest-scoring team for much of the first half Saturday, failing to manage a single first down against lowly Northwestern for more than 21 minutes.
Vikes cruise past Falcons
ATLANTA (AP) -- Gus Frerotte erased a very bad memory in his return to the Georgia Dome.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire shuffled his lineup Sunday, trying to awaken Minnesota's slumbering bats in Game 4 of the American League Division Series.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Sunny. Highs in the 80s.
Weather drawing by Slade Simpson in the Riverside School third-grade class of Mrs. Meyer.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny and warm. Highs from the 70s east to middle 80s
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s far east to around 70 west.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Sunny. Highs from the lower 70s to lower 80s.
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