Ice cream fans likely to warm up to Cold Stone Creamery
OK ice cream fans, sit down before reading the next line.
Joyce Frid, Brainerd, is the new director of resident services for Excelsior Place Senior Living community in Baxter.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
There will be a bazaar and bake sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Oak Street Chapel, 523 11th St. S.
Last month I got a book titled, "The Book of Totally Useless Information" by Don Voorhees. It claims to have more than 200 explanations for "the not so important questions in life." The "useless information" covers topics such as: What would happen if we did not beak a chain letter?
10 candidates answer four questions on specific issues
The Dispatch posed four questions to the 10 Brainerd School Board candidates to jump start dialogue between the candidates before the upcoming school board candidate forum, planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Brainerd High School cafeteria.
Brainerd School Board candidates speak out
They have varied backgrounds and include a former Episcopalian priest, a radio station general manager and a police officer.
Pillager, Pequot also offer chance to meet candidates
Pillager and Pequot Lakes School District residents will have the opportunity to meet the candidates running for school board seats in their communities.
Halloween stories put the 'boo' in children's books
There is something innately scary about most of the ghosts, goblins, witches and monsters that star in children's Halloween books, but pumpkins usually escape the spook treatment. Until now.
Youths know what waiting is all about
Instant gratification. Sound-byte attention span.
Modern flirt: Girls find old ways had charms
Animals are hard-wired to flirt in order to attract, then judge, a mate. Experiments on rats have shown, for example, that when traditional courtship rituals between the males and females are inhibited, reproduction falls off. Of course human beings have made up other reasons to flirt -- we turn on the charm to get a promotion, to raise our spirits or those of someone else -- but flirting to seduce is organic, whether we're aware of it or not.
Pets of the Week
Diego (top) is a black, white and tan husky mix male, approximately 2 years old.
The toys expected to be the hottest this holiday season
Here are some of the toys expected to be top sellers this holiday season, according to Toy Wishes, an industry trade magazine. The list is based on the editorial board's review of thousands of new toys and interviews with parents, children and retailers.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 1600. Last Friday: 437. Year Ago Friday: 1281. Thursday actual: 1012.
High beef prices could mean profitable year for ranchers
WILMONT (AP) -- The craze over the protein-rich Atkins diet, a little luck and other factors has cattle ranchers in Minnesota saying they might make a profit for the first time in years.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 361, a year ago 142.
Grain elevator manager sentenced to prison in aid scheme
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A former manager of a grain elevator in northwestern Minnesota was sentenced to nearly four years in prison Friday for conspiring to defraud federal crop insurance and crop disaster programs.
Ask the trooper
Question: In the past 10 years I have noticed many cars with bicycles (2,3 or more) being transported on rear hitches. With the reflectors in th
A recipe on Page 8T of Thursday's Tempo section listed an incomplete baking time for the Stuffed Breasts of Grouse recipe. After covering the dish with foil, bake for 45 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake another 15 minutes.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
Meets Tuesdays 7 p.m.
To clarify a Vox Pop submission that was printed on Page 6A Thursday, Matt Taylor stopped videotaping the Oct. 13 special meeting of the Brainerd City Council's Safety and Public Works Committee because his video camera's battery ran out.
Douglas and Kristin (Krenzel) Hansen, Nisswa, a boy, Erik Linden, 9 pounds, 4 ounces, Sept. 29, 2003. Grandparents are Kathy and Roger Hansen Sr., Cedarburg, Wis., and Herman and Darlene Krenzel, Nevis.
School lunch menus
Exercise differs by gender
Poor fitness levels increase the chance of a heart attack for both sexes, but women can lower their risk more dramatically than men simply by becoming physically active.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Medical Center (Open). Call Bill at 829-3801.
Don't forget to work on your memory
Remember the MEM.
Might dancing delay dementia?
There's this guy I dance with, Arnold Taylor.
High-protein diet hinders athletes
Athletes who adopt a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet may hurt their performance, not enhance it, sports nutritionists say.
Victims of clergy abuse
EPA has a brilliant idea
The Change a Light, Change the World campaign has been designed to educate consumers on the benefits of Energy Star.
WSN receives design award
The reconstruction of the historic CCC-built Woodland Lodge, located in Turtle River State Park, N.D., received Honorable Mention in the 2003 Design Competition of the American Institute of Architects-North Dakota Chapter.
NISSWA -- Tammy Sieckert joined the RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty office as a sales associate.
Tips for safety and reducing energy bills
Only 20 percent of homes built before 1980 are well insulated. Reduce energy consumption up to 30 percent by investing in insulation and weatherization.
Turning up the heat on heating prices
Regardless of how mild or chilly the coming winter will be, natural gas users can expect their heating bills to increase this winter.
Fire destroys Long Lake Township house
Fire destroyed a home on Crow Wing County Road 22 Friday afternoon, near South Long Lake in Long Lake Township.
NISSWA -- The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation will talk to fourth-graders at Nisswa Elementary School from 12:45 to 2:50 p.m. Oct. 27 to present its HiTECH Heart program.
RSVP celebrates 30 years of helping out
Before her retirement from the Brainerd School District four years ago, Brenda Johnson often was told she was fortunate to spend her days working around children.
Crow Wing County teens involved in the 4-H Ambassador program are planning a scary attraction at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds -- a haunted barn. Read this story in Monday's Dispatch.
Why did the chicken cross the road? No, the question to ask is why is the prairie chicken making a comeback in Minnesota? Look for the answers in North Country.
One year later, deer hunters asked to keep eyes open for Dalquist
A dark blue, hooded sweat shirt with a zipper up the front. A pair of blue jeans. A pair of Nike shoes.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 17 - 40 years ago (1963) - Badly needed rain fell in the Brainerd area last night and was still coming down this noon. The rain is helping to alleviate dry conditions that forestry officials say are producing high danger of forest fires.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 19 - 60 years ago (1943) - All rural schools in Crow Wing County are eligible for the school lunch program and should contact Harold Molstead, chairman. This year three types of lunches are being served to school children.
Race for SUDC to be held in memory of BHS grad's son
A Brainerd High School graduate and his wife are hoping their efforts to keep their late son's memory alive will benefit research into Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood.
Benjamin testifies before House committee
ONAMIA -- Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin testified Oct. 8 before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Resources.
Cass Lake man faces attempted murder charges
A 22-year-old Cass Lake man will face attempted murder and assault charges following last week's shooting of a 16-year-old male relative.
Leonard J. Dybvik
FARMINGTON -- Leonard J. Dybvik, age 78, of Farmington. Born in Brainerd on May 2, 1925.
LITTLE FALLS -- Jack Frost, 78-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at his home in Little Falls, Minn. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
Jack C. Frost
LITTLE FALLS -- Jack C. Frost, 78-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at his home in Little Falls, Minn.
Gerald J. Gaffke
RANDALL -- Gerald J. Gaffke, age 74, of Randall, died Thursday morning, Oct. 16, 2003, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
HILLMAN -- Irene Markusen, 84-year-old resident of Hillman, Minn., died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at the Pierz Villa in Pierz, Minn.
SAUK RAPIDS -- Julia Tepley, 92-year-old resident of Sauk Rapids, Minn., died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn.
BAXTER -- Karen Nygard, 64, of Baxter, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at her home.
Clara M. Lust
LITTLE FALLS -- Clara M. Lust, age 82, of Little Falls, formerly of Buckman, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, after a short stay at the Pierz Villa.
POPLAR -- Kathy Granby, age 51, of Poplar, died Thursday morning, Oct. 16, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital
A demo derby on city streets
I don't pretend to be a traffic engineer.
Angel - Dispatch Editorial
Grand Forks was in desperate straits in April, 1997. Massive Red River flooding overwhelmed the city and neighboring East Grand Forks, forcing nearly 60,000 to evacuate. People were nearly as awash in gloom as water while the surging river crested above the sandbags.
As public debates go, the Baxter vs. Brainerd arguments that surfaced in Tuesday's Vox Pop column in The Brainerd Dispatch, are among the sillier ones to surface in recent months. It's akin to high school rivalries and student taunts that "our school is better than your school."
Perhaps there is one answer that suffices for all!
Addresses for U.S. representatives, senators
Sen. Norm Coleman
The United States Supreme Court and the Minnesota State Supreme Court are being prejudicial, instead of judicial, in some rulings.
North Country calendar
Oct. 18-22 -- Prairie chicken season
Youth hunters take 10 deer; Big Lake boy shoots biggest
Youth hunters harvested 10 deer in Camp Ripley on Oct. 11-12. A total of 150 permits were issued and 130 hunters participated, for a success rate of 8 percent.
The Paul Bunyan Chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the Brainerd Public Library's large meeting room. Tim Brastrup, DNR area fisheries, will
The Chicken's Comeback
One hundred hunters Saturday were licensed to take part in a historic occasion. For the first time since 1942, prairie chickens were legal gamebirds in Minnesota.
BRAINERD - Walleye action still is very good on North Long Lake, Gull Lake and Pelican Lake in 22 to 36 feet of water during the day. At night, you'll find walleyes as shallow as five and very close to shore.
Ducks provide mid-season action
Most Minnesota duck hunters just grit heir teeth and endure the slow timewhen teal and wood ducks have departed south and late-season divers are still in Canada. But there is hope because during this mid-season doldrum is when ring-necked ducks invade the state in earnest and provide excellent hunting to hunter who knows how to find it.
Disabled vets relish Ripley hunt
CAMP RIPLEY -- In its 12th year the longest running Disabled Veterans Deer Hunt in the nation is getting bigger and better.
A mouse in hand
"Teachable moments," was the recurring theme of all the environmental education classes I took so many years ago. The concept encouraged naturalists to use every opportunity to stop, observe and learn from whatever popped up on Mother Nature's screen--even if it collided with the work ethic, classroom curriculum or camp chores.
Cassandra Mason and Christopher Scearcy were married Aug. 9, 2003, at Crosslake Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating.
Daniel and Shirley Barto
Daniel and Shirley Barto, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their children. They were married Oct. 20, 1953, in Garrison.
Katelyn Jarnot and Joel Thesing were married Aug. 23, 2003, at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter with the Rev. Ron Stewart officiating.
Dorothy Kallstrom and Norm Barthel were married Sept. 13, 2003, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Garrison with Deacon Roger Marks officiating.
Amanda Koering and Josh Kellen were married Sept. 20, 2003, in the Fort Ripley/St. Mathias area with Judge David J. Ten Eyck officiating.
Heidi Rollins and Ryan Soukup were married June 14, 2003, at Grace United Methodist Church in Pequot Lakes with the Rev. Dan Doughty and the Rev. Ted Colescott officiating.
Allen and Elaine Aune
Allen and Elaine Aune will celebrate their 75th birthdays and Allen's retirement with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Park United Church, 315 N. Sixth St.
Amanda Laing Adams and Dirk Andrew Melby were married July 12, 2003, at First Baptist Church in Alexandria, Va., with the Rev. Wayne Jenkins officiating.
Andrea Marcum and Keith Schwankl were married July 26, 2003, at the Whitefish Community Church in Pine River with Pastor Jeff Leizmaki officiating.
Joy Wallin and Samuel Kibwaa
Joy Wallin and Samuel Kibwaa announce their engagement.
Aspen Alaniva and Michael Burke
Aspen Alaniva and Michael Burke announce their engagement. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Alaniva, Homer, Alaska, and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Burke, Brainerd. A Nov. 22 wedding is planned at the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel.
Auto racing scoreboard
The 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup schedule and standings, with winners in parentheses:
Verndale grabs top seed
The Verndale Pirates football team was ranked the No. 1 Nine-Man football team all year and didn't give any reason why it shouldn't be.
Pillager in unfamiliar place
For the first time in four years the Pillager Huskies won't host a Section 6, Class 1A playoff game.
Central Minnesota amateur baseball aficionado Paul Froncak received the Michael Downs Memorial Award Saturday night at the Minnesota Baseball Association's annual meeting at Sauk Rapids.
Radinovich has one thing on his mind: A state title
It's been a long road, but Joe Radinovich is closer to the end.
Armed and dangerous
Arm strength is something Morgan Shepherd has been blessed with.
Cardinals fly to second seed
Staples-Motley Cardinals coach Ryan Beachy was nervous about the possibility of playing the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines three times in one season and it might happen.
Flyers hope for another upset
An upset victory in the first week of the season didn't translate into a winning season for the Little Falls Flyers.
Raiders win three at crossover tourney
The Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team has learned a new word lately: Complacency.
Area events Saturday
Baker, U.S. gold medal team enter Hall
Bill Baker likes to be in the woods on fall weekends, hunting ducks, geese or pheasants.
Three members of the Nisswa Northwest Biathlon Club competed in the 5-kilometer running biathlon meet at Snowflake Nordic center last Saturday.
Anytime a team has more than 60 athletes on the roster there's bound to be a few siblings.
Peterson, Pipek head to state
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Staples-Motley's Jacque Peterson completed a season-long quest Thursday, winning the Section 8, Class 1A singles championship at Center Court Fitness Center.
Pioneers' Jamie Talberg still learning to enjoy running
It takes a special person to enjoy running long distances, up and down hills and in windy and cold conditions.
Rangers, Gobblers face tough road
The Aitkin Gobblers have the unenviable task of facing the unbeaten and third-ranked Proctor Rails in the quarterfinals of the Section 7, Class 3A football playoffs 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Pierz atop new section
The Pierz Pioneers must wait five more days to play their first Section 8, Class 2A football playoff game.
Despite winning season, Pats on road
Even with a 7-1 record the Pequot Lakes Patriots will have to travel for their Section 8, Class 3A quarterfinal game against third-seeded and ninth-ranked Perham.
Some simple techniques for spying on other computer users
Windows XP is like the guy in the maze who drops cookie crumbs behind him to remember his path. Only in Windows, anyone can follow your trail to learn where you've been and what you were doing.
Samsung SM-352 Combo Drive has speed to burn
Speed counts when you're burning a bunch of CD-Rs of holiday or special event pictures for family and friends. I've been moving at 16X for about two years -- daunted by the price of faster CD-writing drives.
Going once, going twice, going, going, gone to the Sting concert
Imagine that concert tickets had no face value and instead were sold on the Internet to the highest bidders. You might wind up paying more for front-row seats and less for spots in the nosebleed sections. In any given row, prices could vary widely, as they do now on airplanes.
Do-not-call list raises real issues
When advances in technology collide with the Constitution, the fireworks are always interesting.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Decreasing clouds west to east. Warmer with highs from the mid to upper 60s far east...To the lower 80s west.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Sunny and warm. Near record highs from the mid 70s far northeast...To 85 to 90 central and west.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Mostly sunny west and south. Partly cloudy northeast.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny and warmer. Highs in the 60s to low 70s.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Sunny. Highs around 70 northeast to the low 80s west.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s to upper 60s.
State forecast for North Dakota
.This afternoon...Mostly sunny. Highs from the upper 60s northeast to
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny and breezy. Highs around 60
Sunny fall day
Weather drawing by Morgan Kuikka in the Lowell School third-grade class of Mrs. Kortan.
Cold temperatures move across East while Midwest is treated to sunny skies
A cold front stretching from southern New Jersey to eastern Kentucky brought a few light showers to the region Friday, while the country's midsection was treated to sunshine.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers northeast this
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. Highs in the 50s.
Weather drawing by Shaye Blessing of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
There will be a spaghetti dinner benefit with a raffle and silent auction for Stephanie Spaid-Clavin, who was recently diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lung, pleural lining and fluid.
7 p.m. second Tuesday at the Elks. (ages 21-39). Call Kim Reese, 839-8283. http://lakesarea.brainerddispatch.com/?__id=7010439
Kinship youth and their adult partners learned the Japanese art of 'gyotaku' through the guidance and expertise of artist Carolyn Macy.
Military family support group to meet Monday
A National Guard family support group will host a session on dealing with stress.
It takes a lot of people, money and time to put on a theatre production. I want to thank all the people who have helped with On Stage Community Theatre's production of Grease.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
7 table Mitchell Movement. North-South: Ann Whalen and Phyllis DeRosier, 92; Ann Richardson
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