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
A semi-truck rollover at 1:23 a.m. Monday on Highway 210 about 1-1/2 miles east of Pillager injured the driver of the truck, the State Patrol reported.
Meets Monday at Lindbergh Elementary
Men tied for third place
EAST GULL LAKE -- Even though they haven't played much this season, the Central Lakes College Raiders women's golf team is making short work of the competition at the Minnesota Community College Conference and Region 13 golf tournaments.
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.
Oscar Kristofferson dies at age 98
Oscar Kristofferson had a life that could have read as a novel.
Chief defends city's firefighting ability
At the request of a council member, Brainerd Fire Chief Kevin Mahle Monday responded to accusations that the fire department is being neglected in the city's budget.
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.
Underground utility work on County State Aid Highway 66 has been completed and construction has advanced to the Margaret Lane and Echo Drive areas in Crosslake.
Brainerd Diabetes walk draws record numbers
Brainerd's Walk for Diabetes raised more than $33,000 on Saturday with a record number of walkers.
Morrison County sheriff's deputies, along with Central Minnesota Drug Task Force and Minnesota Gang Strike Force agents, executed a search warrant Monday at a residence in Belle Prairie Township on 195th Avenue.
Surrounded by the colors of fall, an angler trolled near the shoreline on Gull Lake Monday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers boat access near the Gull River Dam was filled with empty boat trailers and trucks with their owners spending an afternoon on the lake.
Council denies contractor's requests
Reversing recommendations from the Safety and Public Works Committee, the Brainerd City Council Monday denied two requests from an area contractor for compensation.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 7 - 60 years ago (1943) - Dedication ceremonies for the new $200,000 dried milk plant constructed by the Land O'Lakes Creamery Company at Ninth and Brook Streets will be conducted today.
Asian lady beetles invade
Minnesota's outdoors enemy No. 1 usually is the mosquito. But since frost has dispatched the mosquito another insect now tops the list.
Northern Pines Mental Health Center will host free, anonymous mental health screenings on National Depression Screening Day Thursday.
After 11 years of trying to have a baby, a Brainerd couple finally has a son, who is still living in a Haitian orphanage. Read about this story in Wednesday's Neighbors.
Brainerd fans take in playoffs
MINNEAPOLIS -- Play a baseball game and Keith Peterson will come.
Baxter officials comment on heavy demand for services
BAXTER -- Caught between legislative levy limits, growing retail and residential areas and demands for increased services, Baxter city officials had a familiar conversation Monday night.
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.
Dr. Jim Roelofs rode his bike on the Gull River Road Monday. The canopy of autumn color encouraged several area residents to take advantage of the warm fall weather.
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.
Man arrested after reportedly pouring gasoline into hallway for arson attempt
A Brainerd man was arrested Monday night for attempted arson and terroristic threats after he allegedly poured gasoline throughout the hallway of his downtown apartment building then attempted to light the carpeting on fire, Brainerd Police Chief John Bolduc reported today.
American Red Cross technician Toivo Rysman (left) prepared to receive blood from Kelly Gillen while her parents, Gwen and Vince Gillen of Baxter, stood nearby. The Gillians have given blood as a family for the past two years. The blood drive continues today and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the National Guard Armory. Red Cross officials said new donors are badly needed with blood banks at a low level.
Without council OK, Olson asked for meeting to be televised
The city of Brainerd is asking its attorney to determine if committee meetings need to be televised after a council member asked the cable company to televise a committee meeting without council approval.
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.
Floyd C. Bunnell
Floyd C. Bunnell, age 72, resident of Brainerd, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at his home. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Visitation will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
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.
UPSALA -- Joyce Klug, 61 year old resident of Upsala, Minn., died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn. Arrangements for Joyce are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Upsala, Minn.
MERRIFIELD -- Pat Hollingsworth, age 60, of Merrifield, died Oct. 5, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center. Pat was born on Oct. 7, 1942, in Pontiac, Mich., to Hanley LeRoy and Hermina Marie (Sayan) Lord. She attended school in Michigan and moved to Brainerd with her parents. She was united in marriage to Dwaine Hollingsworth on March 11, 1962, in Brainerd.
UPSALA -- Vivian Anderson, 95, a resident of Upsala, died today, Oct. 7, 2003, at the Lutheran Care Center. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Brenny-Johnson Funeral Home of Upsala.
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.
Eleanore L. (Smith) Dick
SOLDOTNA, Alaska -- Soldotna, Alaska resident Eleanore Lillian (Smith) Dick died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at her daughter's home near Soldotna. She was 73. There will be a memorial service in Mellette, S.D., at a later date, where her ashes will be scattered over the graves of her deceased children.
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.
Lawrence 'Doc' L. Adams
GARRISON -- Lawrence "Doc" L. 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.
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.
Seems to me, it sure is easy to jump on the Blame Bob Olson Bandwagon now days. This does not change the ongoing issues or create an active solution to foolish over-runs or oversights created through poor cost analysis. It only crea
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Ready to rumble!
On average, there have been 14 fatal head-on and sideswipe motor vehicle crashes each year for the past five years on central Minnesota's heavily traveled two lane highways. In fact, much of the congestion and many of the crashes occur on these heavily traveled two-lane roadways. Over 30 percent of the state highway system's two lane rural roads, which carry over 5,000 cars per day, are located within the Minnesota Department of Transportation District 3, which encompasses 13 counties in central Minnesota.
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.
Even skeptical observers of the legislative process cringe more than usual when they observe the twisted path being taken by the federal energy bill.
Common myths of goose hunting debunked
Goose hunters hear a lot of opinions on every aspect of goose hunting. Many of us believe these opinions because we have no reason not to. You will never know much about goose hunting until you've hunted thousands of hours. We cannot get answers to our questions from geese. Everything is speculation, but the more you hunt the better you become at speculating.
What's new for waterfowlers
Back in August, while wandering the grounds at Game Fair, I was overwelmed by the amount of gear available to today's waterfowler.
Archery deer hunters encouraged to submit deer for Chronic Wasting Disease testing
As part of previously announced plans to test more than 13,000 wild deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) during this fall's hunting seasons, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be collecting samples from archery deer hunters in designated surveillance areas.
How will Gov. Pawlenty do when he dons the blaze orange?
We can always say it started here.
An advocate for a spring bear hunt in Minnesota
Hunting bear in the spring is controversial because of the perceived belief that cubs are orphaned when a sow is shot. This makes spring hunting an emotional issue that's easily distorted by people who would like to see it ended.
New off-highway vehicle rules
Off-highway vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles, off-highway motorcycles and off-road vehicles, are popular with Minnesota hunters. About 200,000 OHVs are registered in the state, up from 12,000 in 1984.
So how are duck seasons set?
Q: How does Minnesota decide the waterfowl hunting opener date, season length and bag limit?
Belair shakes up Super Pro points standings at BIR finale
Sitting in 30th place in the points standings, Butch Belair entered the final bracket drag race at Brainerd International Raceway with a simple strategy: Relax and have fun.
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.
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.
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.
Schrupp's 13 kills lead Tigers past Aitkin
PINE RIVER -- Jenny Schrupp pounded out 13 kills while Amanda Perkins had 12 to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers past the Aitkin Gobblers 25-22, 21-25, 27-25, 25-19 in a non-conference volleyball match Monday.
Warriors win home swimming/diving invite
It's hard to stop a good thing.
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.
Four runners earn all-conference
MENAHGA -- Madison Engen and Jacki Doty of Pequot Lakes and Ashley Prososki of Pine River-Backus each earned all-conference honors at the Birch Tree Conference meet Monday.
Pioneer Classic: Brainerd, Pierz results
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Roach's game-winner trips up Johnnies
LITTLE FALLS -- Chris Roach scored the game-winning goal in overtime, with an assist from Eric Bell, to lift the Little Falls Flyers boys' soccer team past the St. John's Prep Johnnies 4-3 on Monday.
A Godzilla-sized following for Matsui
MINNEAPOLIS -- George W. Bush may be the only person in America who travels with a larger entourage than Hideki Matsui.
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.
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.
The U.S. Biathlon Association has awarded Mt. Itasca near Coleraine the biggest national biathlon event of the year -- the Junior World Team Trials and Masters National Championship.
Little Falls netters finish fourth in Litchfield tourney
Little Falls def. Howard Lake-Waverly 25-21, 27-25, 15-7
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.
Peterson sparks Cardinals to subsection championship
PARK RAPIDS -- Jacque Peterson won her 18th consecutive match and improved to 25-2 individually with a pair of wins in the South Subsection 8, Class 1A tennis tournament Monday.
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.
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.
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.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly sunny and warm. Highs from the middle 70s to middle
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs mainly in the mid 80s.
Weather drawing by Slade Simpson in the Riverside School third-grade class of Mrs. Meyer.
Leafless bird home
Weather drawing by Sam Dellacecca of Mr. Meyer's fourth grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the 80s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Sunny. Highs in the 80s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny and warm. Highs from the 70s east to middle 80s
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Sunny and warm. Highs in the 70s to low 80s.
City plans open house for police station
An open house for the new Brainerd Police Department will be held from 1-9 p.m. Thursday.
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