Christopher Dehen, the son of James Jr. and Sharon Dehen of Brain
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MERRIFIELD -- On the verge of closing its doors, a child care center received a last-minute reprieve from an unexpected source.
What would halftime shows be without Kixters?
The Brainerd Warrior Dance Team's performance season will end with Wednesday's Brainerd High School football game.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1983) - Chet Snyder, of Brainerd, a 1939 graduate of Hamline University, was inducted into the Hamline Athletic Hall of Fame. Snyder was an all-conference selection as a tackle for the Pipers.
The Minnesota State Lottery has launched a new game, Northstar Cash. The five winning numbers are drawn daily. Players can access winning numbers by calling Dispatch Extra Access at 829-2900 or (800) 547-2909 and press code 5127.
Camera was there but there was little committee action
As promised, Brainerd City Council member Bob Olson delivered a camera to the Safety and Public Works Committee meeting Monday.
Space for artists
Turning Franklin Junior High School into its own artisan community in northeast Brainerd is a step closer to becoming reality.
Crosby police officer's attempt to stop speeder ended in biker's death
What started as an attempt by a Crosby police officer to stop a speeding motorcyclist turned into a fatal accident Saturday in Ironton after the 25-year-old Crosby man was thrown from his motorcycle and struck by the officer's squad car.
Baxter police nab vandals after golf cart caper
A vandalism spree by four juvenile males riding on stolen golf carts through the streets of Baxter Friday night and early Saturday morning ended with thousands of dollars worth of damage to several Baxter homes and businesses.
Cantu gets more than six years
A 34-year-old Princeton man was sentenced to more than six years in prison for the vehicular death of his 3-year-old daughter.
The services for Marcus "Max" L. Halverson on Page 5A Monday should have been listed as 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Bethany Chapel.
Cass Lake teen, 16, wounded in shooting
A 16-year-old Cass Lake teenager was shot just before 5 p.m. Sunday at a residence northwest of Cass Lake, Cass County authorities said today.
Workin' in the rain
Pequot Lakes parents spent all day Saturday in the rain building a playground for the new elementary school. Read more about this story in Wednesday's Neighbors.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1983) - Tracy Tollefson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Tollefson of Brainerd, was recently awarded the Marilyn Solberg Voice Scholarship at Augsburg college in Minneapolis.<
PORTRAIT OF FALL
Late afternoon sun illuminated the shoreline at a pond in Baxter. (Dispatch Photo by Nels Norquist)
George A. Hess
LONGVILLE -- George A. Hess, 93, Longville, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at the Woodrest Healthcare Center in Walker. Memorial services were today at Salem Lutheran Church in Longville. Burial was in the church cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel of Crosslake.
Janice A. Belden
COON RAPIDS -- Janice A. Belden, age 57, of Coon Rapids, passed away Oct. 10, 2003, surrounde
Martin 'Wally' Gavin
LITTLE FALLS -- Martin "Wally" Gavin, age 87, resident of Little Falls, formerly of Brainerd, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Ronald M. Frink III
CROSBY -- Ronald Merrill Frink III, 25, of Crosby, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, in Ironton. Ronald was born in Crosby on March 3, 1978, to Ronald M. Frink II and Kristi (Starry) Frink. He was a 1996 Crosby High School graduate and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.
William 'Bill' Heldman
STAPLES -- William "Bill" Heldman, age 69, of rural Staples. Services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Staples Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Friends may call at the Bielema Family Funeral Home in Verndale Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. with a time of sharing at 7:30 p.m.
Margaret M. (Isle) Spencer
EPHRATA, Wash. -- Margaret Mae (Isle) Spencer, 85, longtime Ephrata, Wash., resident, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at LakeRidge Special Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at Kayser's Chapel of Memories with Chuck Millspaugh officiating. Interment will follow at Pioneer Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home today from noon until 7 p.m. and on Wednesday from 8 a.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements are in care of Kayser's Chapel and Crematory, Moses Lake.
PILLAGER -- Robert Kadus, 75, of Pillager, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Staples.
Mykaela Elise Dickinson
Mykaela Elise Dickinson, newborn daughter of Matthew and Amanda Dickinson, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
Herbert M. Boser
LASTRUP -- Herbert M. Boser, age 88, a resident of Lastrup, Minn., passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at the Pierz Villa.
David W. Wolford
CROSBY -- David W. Wolford, age 55 of Crosby, died on Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. He was born on Dec. 13, 1947, in Crosby to Clair an
MOTLEY -- Joyce Johnston, age 88, of Motley, died Saturday, Oct.
Robert L. Kadus
PILLAGER -- Robert L. Kadus, 75, Pillager, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, Minn. Funeral services are Thursday, Oct. 16,
AITKIN -- Pamela Baker, age 42, of Aitkin, Minn., formerly of Gaylord, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at her residence in Aitkin.
MOTLEY -- Joyce Johnston, 88, of Motley, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at the Greater Staples H
Emma I. (Lambert) Kilmer
CROSBY -- Emma I. (Lambert) Kilmer, age 90, of Crosby, died on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at her home. She was born on Jan. 11, 1913, in Emily to George and Adealia (Straus) Lambert. She graduated from the Crosby-Ironton Hi
Ronald M. Frink III
CROSBY -- Ronald Merrill Frink III, 25
Marcus 'Max' L. Halverson
Marcus "Max" L. Halverson, 88, of Brainerd, passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at the Bethany Good Samaritan Village. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Bethany Chapel. Funeral arrangements are with the Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home.
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The writer asked "how many homosexuals someone had known?" I have had a couple of friends that were homosexual, known some that I couldn't stand and, I suspect, worked with several that I neither knew or cared what their sexual orientation was.
Write your state legislators
Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, District 12A
I experienced an unfortunate incident last Friday that I believe needs recognition.
OTHER OPINIONS Precinct caucuses
The Minnesota DFL Central Committee wisely rejected the idea to move next year's precinct caucuses to Feb. 17.
No one wins in a strike. Strikes result in missed paychecks, hard feelings and reduced services.
Columnist surprised by CIA furor
WASHINGTON -- The Indiana man who fired off an e-mail Tuesday to CNN, where columnist Robert Novak works as the co-host of "Crossfire," didn't pull any punches:
Doty leads Pequot girls to fourth
PARK RAPIDS -- Jacki Doty broke the top 10 and helped the Pequot Lakes girls' cross country team to fourth place at the Park Rapids invitational Monday.
East Grand Forks defeats Flyer boys, 8-1
EAST GRAND FORKS -- Top-seeded East Grand Forks eliminated the No. 9 Little Falls Flyers 8-1 in the Section 8, Class 1A boys' soccer quarterfinals Saturday.
Area events Tuesday
Turnovers infect Raiders in defeat
In football, turnovers are like a virus.
Verndale aiming for perfect record and top seed
While change is good, a few things don't change and that suits the Verndale Pirates football team just fine.
Warrior girls advance with overtime victory
BAXTER -- On a wet, cold fall day, the "Warrior Way" couldn't have been warmer or brighter.
AITKIN -- Jessica Gallaway had 24 set assists to spark the Pequot Lakes Patriots to a 25-11, 25-17, 22-25, 25-18 win over the Aitkin Gobblers Monday in non-conference volleyball.
BHS taking nothing for granted
How does a coaching staff prepare a football team to play a winless opponent in the final game of the regular season?
CLC sweeps Mesabi
Abby Leach led the Central Lakes College Raiders with 31 set assists in a 30-16, 30-24, 30-20 volleyball victory over Mesabi Range on Saturday.
Tech eliminates Brainerd boys
ST. CLOUD -- The third-seeded St. Cloud Tech Tigers shut out the No. 6 Brainerd Warriors 4-0 in the Section 8, Class 2A boys' soccer quarterfinals Saturday.
State forecast for iowa
.Today...Becoming mostly cloudy. A chance of rain central and west
State forecast for north dakota...Updated
.This afternoon...Partly to mostly sunny. Scattered showers east. Highs 55
State forecast for minnesota
.Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs from the lower 50s northeast
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs 55 to 65.
State forecast for north dakota
.Today...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
State forecast for minnesota...Updated
.This afternoon...Partly cloudy. Isolated light rain showers far
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds. Highs in the 60s.
Weather drawing by Sam Dellacecca of Mr. Meyer's fourth grade class at Lowell school.
Weather drawing by Jenna Hollingsworth of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for iowa...Updated
.Rest of today...Sunny south and west...Partly to mostly sunny north
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Occasional rain southeast half ending by early afternoon... Then partly cloudy. Highs in the 50s to the low 60s.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers far south. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
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