James L. Davis, Brainerd, doctor of chiropractic, earned the status of Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner as one of the first doctors of chiropractic to successfully complete this comprehensive postgraduate educational program.
Little Falls welcomes boat production, new jobs
Jobs are coming to Little Falls.
At the heart of The Hearth Room
BAXTER - At The Hearth Room in Baxter, the room is the view.
WALKER - The following appeared recently in Cass County District Court:
What should a driver do if stopped by a law enforcement officer?
Question: I disagree with what a relative told me about what we are to do if we are driving and get stopped by an officer. Do we get out? Or stay in vehicle? Can we keep driving to a safe well-lit place if at night? Please let us know what to do and what the officer will probably do, if you can.
1. Call to order and pledge to the flag.
SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS
LAKES AREA SENIOR
St. Gabriels Hospital in Little Falls has a new 65,000-square-foot patient care addition.
CLC gears up for postseason
The Central Lakes College volleyball team has started preparations for a national title run.
The Staples-Motley Cardinals and Aitkins Kelsey Klucas will make the trek to the Class 1A state girls tennis tournament this week.
Crow Wing County Board
The costume designer and set designer for Central Lakes College Theatre's "Chicago," reviewed on Page 6A Friday, were incorrectly credited. Director Dennis Lamberson, not David Wilson, designed the costumes, and Lamberson also designed the sets.
Fire damages Brainerd home
A small fire damaged a home in northeast Brainerd Friday.
Janie Lapka, independent broker/owner of Realty Connections, recently completed a highly specialized two-day course in St. Cloud involving new skills involved in obtaining and servicing real estate listings in today's market, conducted by the Council of Residential Specialists of the National Association of Realtors.1
BRAINERD BUILDING PERMITS
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
NISSWA - There's no snow and Halloween and Thanksgiving haven't come yet, but Christmas cheer and holiday galore fill four Nisswa area homes for three days in October.
6-year-old seeks Kinship Partner to make a new friend
The military often say that they need "a few good men." As we approach the midpoint of our 100 mentors in 100 days campaign, Kinship Partners finds itself still in need of "a few good men" to match with the many boys remaining on our waiting list
Fifteen members of the Fiasko and Floppi Theatre Companies from Joensuu, Finland, visited our area Oct. 10-15. They held performances in the Dryden Theatre on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College, met with various people in the community, visited the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Pequot Lakes High School. In all, it was a highly successful and rewarding visit. However, it could not have happened without the hard work of several people, to whom we are much obliged.
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1967) - An experiment by the postal department is under way to speed the delivery of all first class mail. The mail is being transported exclusively by airplane. A Fleet Airways plane has been chartered to handle the night mail.
The Good Samaritan Society-Woodland Auxiliary meeting will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the 100 Chapel. New Auxiliary members are encouraged to attend.
Hitting the high note
Staff Sgt. April Boucher belted out a tune during the United States Army Field Band Volunteers concert Thursday at Tornstrom Auditorium. The Volunteers is the United States Army's premier touring show band. Brainerd Dispatch/Clint Wood
Closing not 1st of kind
Weyerhaeuser's plant closing in Deerwood isn't the first plant closing in the area that has put more than 100 people out of work.
C-I backs Weyerhaeuser workers
Crosby-Ironton Superintendent Jamie Skjeveland said Friday that he and the rest of the district staff plan to provide as much support as they can for the families of the displaced workers in light of the closure of the Weyerhaeuser Co. Deerwood plant, which employs 158 workers.
Finding their futures
Cindy Brey (left), business services specialist with the Brainerd WorkForce Center, talked to Adam Tagtmeier and his dad, David, at the Find Your Future Day Thursday at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. More than 300 students and parents viewed the Bridges Career Academies and Workplace Connection booth along with several career-oriented displays at the college. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Teachers united over measure
Walk through the hallways of any school building in the Brainerd School District on Fridays and you're sure to find the majority of staff and teachers wearing blue T-shirts that read, "Our Schools. Our Future."
The tax impact
Crosby-Ironton School District residents will head to the polls Nov. 6 to vote on a two-question operating levy referendum. The first question will ask for a tax increase to maintain existing opportunities, as well as provide all-day, everyday kindergarten for students in the C-I School District.
CROSBY - As he gives presentations throughout the Crosby-Ironton community about the upcoming operating levy referendum vote, C-I Superintendent Jamie Skjeveland is inevitably asked the same thing:
STAPLES - Tiffany Charpenter, 11, of Staples, who enjoys spending time fishing, camping and being with friends and family, is fighting to live. In February, she was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma, a rare type of cancer.
The iLevel by Weyerhaeuser Deerwood plant employs 158 people.
'I'm not sure what everybody is going to do'
DEERWOOD - A day after learning the iLevel by Weyerhaeuser Deerwood plant will close this year, employees and managers were adjusting to the news Friday.
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1967) - The Hanna Mining Co. has tentative plans for developing another property on the Cuyuna Range in 1969, and expects to operate the Rabbit Lake Mine on the range at capacity during the 1968 season.
First drought, now flood watches
Three months ago, the idea of a flood watch in the Brainerd area would have been laughable.
CLC's 'Chicago' is a crowd-pleaser
Central Lakes College Theatre has certainly aimed high with "Chicago," which opened to a near sell-out crowd Thursday and continues with five more shows this month. But while the troupe got a lot of mileage out of the musical's 18 relentlessly catchy tunes, it didn't all come together on opening night.
Pickar named officer of the year
Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl had to trick Tim Pickar, senior civil deputy, into reporting for work Thursday morning.
Why the need for C-I operating levy referendum vote?
The Crosby-Ironton School District is facing a $971,336 budget deficit next fall, due in part to declining enrollment and inadequate funding by the state, according to the district.
Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Brainerd
A 73-year-old Brainerd man was injured Thursday after he was struck by a vehicle at the Ninth Street South and Oak Street intersection in Brainerd.
"We won this round,"
AITKIN - Friends of Darrell Buesgens, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, who was murdered in June at his home near Emily, are hosting a benefit in his honor.
'Treasure' of county volunteers honored
Hundreds of senior volunteers in Crow Wing County were recognized Thursday by RSVP.
Weyerhaeuser to close plant
The Weyerhaeuser Co. announced Thursday it will close its Deerwood plant indefinitely in response to the slow housing market.
The polls will be open between noon and 8 p.m. Nov. 6 for Crosby-Ironton School District's special operating levy referendum vote.
Brecklyn E. Abers
LONG PRAIRIE - Brecklyn Ellia Abers, 1-year-old infant daughter of Renae and Chris Abers of Long Prairie, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at home in her crib where she loved to be. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Swanville, Minn., with Pastor John Grein officiating.
Lawrence M. Ebnet
AITKIN - Lawrence Mike Ebnet, age 89, of Aitkin, died on Oct. 18, 2007, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
Dorothy M. Houger
AITKIN - Dorothy Mae Houger, age 84, of Aitkin, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at the Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin, Minn.
Lawrence Mike Ebnet
AITKIN - Lawrence Mike Ebnet, age 89 of Aitkin, died on Oct. 18, 2007, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Donald J. Bloom
LITTLE FALLS - Donald J. Bloom, age 68, of Little Falls, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Bethel Gadway, resident of Brainerd, passed away at her home Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007.
PIERZ - Elmer Schomer, 80-year-old resident of Pierz, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pierz, Minn. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Pierz, Minn. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, at the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz, Minn.
Harold M. Nelson
April 23, 1924 - Oct. 15, 2007
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Roy E. 'Bub' Doten
Roy Earl "Bub" Doten, age 89, of Brainerd, died Oct. 16, 2007, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center. He was born on Aug. 13, 1918, in Brooklyn Center to Frank and Laura (Holmes) Doten. He was a WWII Army veteran and a member of the Myrin-James American Legion Post No. 443, Ironton.
Lavern R. Wilson
TAMARACK - Lavern R. Wilson, age 76, of Tamarack, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at his home.
BAXTER - Fritz Bertelt of Baxter passed away Oct. 17, 2007, at St. Cloud Hospital. He was born in Carlhorn, Germany, Nov. 29, 1915. He and Marianne were married for 67 years and the marriage produced three children: Manfred (Judy) Bertelt, of Brainerd, Elvyra (Chuck) Schiemann, of Melrose, Wis., Wil (Molly) Bertelt, of Camarillo, Calif.
ISANTI - Clarence Resch, age 85, of Isanti, formerly of Staples, passed away early Thursday morning, Oct. 18, 2007, at the Cambridge Medical Center in Cambridge, Minn.
Dorothy M. Ehrler
AITKIN - Dorothy M. Ehrler, 93, of Aitkin, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at Aicota Healthcare Center, Aitkin. Funeral arrangements are pending.
OUR OPINION: LETTERS
All good things must come to an end. And that also applies to comments on the Commentary page regarding the Nov. 6 school operating levy referendums.
What do you think?
Write us a letter or send us an e-mail
I'm a lifetime resident of Brainerd, as were my parents. I'm 77 years old and attended the original Riverside school. Back then it was a one-room school house and sat where the Mississippi Terrace apartments currently are. My father also attended that school as a boy. Back then he, like my mother, only went through sixth grade and that was the end of their formal education.
Tax hikes can reduce smoking
Tobacco use is the No. 1 cause of preventable death in the United States, killing more than 400,000 Americans each year. Half of all long-term smokers will die early from a disease caused by tobacco. One answer to this scourge is imposing higher taxes: According to one recent report, increasing tobacco taxes has proven highly effective in reducing tobacco use.
Open Forum: Levy critics are oversimplifying
Imagine if you will, being charged with balancing the budget for an entire school district. You must make strategic investments, preparing students for a world vastly different from the one of your youth. In addition, you face unfunded state and federal mandates, despite slashing $5 million in salaries, programs, and an additional $5 million in reserved funds. Worse, you still face a $5 million dollar shortfall, involving myriad issues of dizzying nuance and complexity. Meanwhile, you endure the oversimplification of vocal critics who cheerfully smear your character to make their point.
Comments regarding referendums for Brainerd and Crosby-Ironton school districts will not be printed in the Vox Pop column. Those wanting to voice their opinions regarding referendums can do so by writing a letter to the editor. Letters must be 300 words or less. The deadline for referendum letters is noon Oct. 30. The Dispatch will print the last of those letters on Oct. 31. The Dispatch does not publish Vox Pop on matters to be determined by ballot. As a result, Vox Pop comments are not published on candidates who have filed for office or on referendum questions.
MINNESOTA FISHING REPORT
Shiner minnows and redtails are turning walleyes in 18 to 22 feet of water during the daytime hours at Cass Lake, Lake Andrusia, Lake Bemidji, and Lake Plantagenet. During the evening hours, Shad Raps are working best in shallower water. Panfish reports have been limited, but a few muskies continue to be pulled from Plantagenet and Bemidji during the evening hours.
Staying warm, dry and afloat
So you are an ice fisherman/woman, a snowmobiler, a hard-core fisher who has to be out on the water, in the very early spring and the very late fall. Or a duck hunter?
T. PAUL (AP) - When the pheasant season opened earlier this month, one of the busiest places in Minnesota was likely the David B. Vesall Wildlife Management Area in Lac qui Parle County.
Anglers who visit Leech Lake in the coming years should expect some good fishing, according to Harlan Fierstine, Minnesota DNR fisheries supervisor in Walker.
Jerry and Shirley (Fitzer) Stumvoll
Jerry and Shirley (Fitzer) Stumvoll, Pequot Lakes, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Nisswa American Legion.
Alan and Jane Gunsbury
Alan and Jane Gunsbury, 9820 Birchwood Drive SW, Nisswa, recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with family and friends at the Quarterdeck's Boathouse Eatery, Gull Lake.
MICHAEL AND MASHONA JENSEN
Mashona Doucette and Michael Jensen were married June 23, 2007, at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Darrell Pedersen officiating.
Rachel Christensen and Alex Goochey
Rachel Christensen and Alex Goochey announce their engagement.
Mary Melby will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Backus American Legion.
William "Tyke" and Shirley Bassett
William "Tyke" and Shirley Bassett recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with friends and family at their home in Brainerd.
Lacey Roberts and Joel Speral
Lacey Roberts and Joel Speral announce their engagement.
Tom and Kim Rhett
Tom and Kim Rhett will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with their family.
Ben and Sandy Mudgett
Ben and Sandy Mudgett, Pillager, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.
CHEE LEE AND JANESSA HEFTI-LEE
Janessa Hefti and Chee Lee were married June 23, 2007, at Light of the Lakes United Methodist Church, Baxter, with the Rev. Rory Swenson officiating.
TATE AND LIS SEVERSON
Lis Carlson and Tate Severson were married Aug. 4, 2007, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor David Holte and the Rev. Rolf G. Hanson officiating.
RYAN AND TONI WEHNER
Toni Nemeth and Ryan Wehner were married July 21, 2007, at St. Francis Church in Brainerd with Deacon Dave Brown officiating.
A day that changed history
Oct. 31. On this day, 590 years ago, a 34-year-old ordained priest and doctor of theology posted an invitation to debate, publicly and orally, a number of items of contention of the church teachings where he, Martin Luther, lecturer of theology, taught. These debates of theological disputations were an accepted practice in Europe at that time. Often announcements for such events were posted on the church doors for all to see. The timing of this posting coincided with the All Saints Day festivities, which were just beginning.
First Congregational United Church of Christ will host Marcia Ferris speaking on the topic of "Ethical Wills" at an adult forum at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Church reaches out to fill community need
PEQUOT LAKES - With less than 200 in attendance at Sunday services, Pequot Lakes Baptist Church may be small, but its members have a big heart for the community.
Brainerd may face another quandary at seed meeting
Brainerd Warrior girls' soccer coach Steve Kimble hopes Sunday's seed meeting for the Class 2A tournament isn't deja vu all over again.
Kimman elevates her play, gives Pioneer netters a lift
Kurt Stumpf wasn't expecting much from senior captain Katie Kimman.
Stolski as passionate as ever
CHOKIO - Ethan Kern scored three touchdowns and the Verndale Pirates rallied from a 16-14 third-quarter deficit to defeat Chokio-Alberta/Herman-Norcross 30-16 in Nine-Man football Wednesday.
Misencik beats incredible odds
As of Oct. 12, Rick Misencik became the most envied man on the lakes area golf scene.
CLC rolls through tourney
The Central Lakes College volleyball team took all four of its matches in the Crossover Tourney Thursday, putting a cap on an impressive regular season.
With the match tied 2-2, St. Cloud Tech went on to defeat Brainerd 194-190 to win the match 3-2 Saturday at Lakeway Lanes in Milaca.
Backfield mate has PR-B's Bresnahan running smooth
With his friend leading the way, Pat Bresnahan has the Pine River-Backus Tigers' offense clicking.
Lakes Area Youth Socccer Association meeting Monday
The Lakes Area Youth Soccer Association will conduct its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Central Lakes College cafeteria.
Cha-cha! Warriors head to state
BAXTER - The Brainerd Warrior girls' soccer team liked the Big Dance so much last year they were determined to return this fall.
Huether finishes standout tennis career
It takes some players years to make the jump to No. 1 singles on a high school tennis team.
Woman fined for smashing Comcast office with hammer
BRISTOW, Va. (AP) - She was fined and got a suspended jail sentence, but Mona Shaw says she has no regrets about using a hammer to vent her frustration at a cable company.
Networks stream into prime time online
For years, the Internet has been cutting into my television consumption. Now, though, its made me halfway literate about the new TV season.
Price, some flaws detract from high-end FM radio
Bang & Olufsen lives in a fantasy world of Scandinavian minimalism, seductive industrial design, honest musical reproduction and exclusionary pricing.
Not all gamers are hard-core
As video games go, theres not much to fl0w. The graphics are two-dimensional. There arent any points to win or lose. Nothing explodes.
About as good as digital photo prints get
Its no secret that many printers are sold as loss leaders. A manufacturer can give away great hardware if he can sell the ink at $35 a cartridge and paper for 25 cents a snapshot. Thats where the profit is.
Tests: Comcast actively hinders file-sharing traffic
NEW YORK - Comcast Corp. actively interferes with attempts by some of its high-speed Internet subscribers to share files online, a move that runs counter to the tradition of treating all types of Net traffic equally.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly sunny. Highs near 70 northeast to around 80 southwest.
Storms kill 6 as systems move across country
WILLIAMSTON, Mich. (AP) - A couple spending their first night in a new house were among at least six people killed as unusually severe October storms destroyed homes, downed trees and knocked out power in several states, authorities said Friday.
State forecast for Minnesota
Flood watch northeast into friday evening...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Sunny to partly cloudy. Highs in the 60s to the lower 70s.
Fall is in the air
Weather drawing by Anna Dillon of Mrs. Gramers second-grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for S.D.
Wind advisory extreme northeast through the morning...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Occasional rain and drizzle. Cooler with highs in the 50s. Tonight...Decreasing clouds. Chance of evening showers most areas. Lows upper 30s northwest to the upper 40s southeast.
State forecast for N.D.
Wind advisory in effect across eastern north dakota until 10 am
Weather drawing by Nick Bisek of the Olson-Morgan second-grade class at Garfield school.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Variable cloudiness this morning with scattered showers
The Nation's Weather
Forecasters predicted heavy rain and mountain snow from the Intermountain West to Washington state on Saturday, while lingering showers were expected in the Northeast.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Increasing clouds. Highs near 60 north to the lower 70s
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy west....To partly cloudy east. Chance of rain west and north central...With chance of rain or snow black hills. Breezy west. Highs from the mid 50s northwest to the upper 70s extreme southeast.
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