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.
At the heart of The Hearth Room
BAXTER - At The Hearth Room in Baxter, the room is the view.
Little Falls welcomes boat production, new jobs
Jobs are coming to Little Falls.
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.
1. Call to order and pledge to the flag.
CLC gears up for postseason
The Central Lakes College volleyball team has started preparations for a national title run.
St. Gabriels Hospital in Little Falls has a new 65,000-square-foot patient care addition.
WALKER - The following appeared recently in Cass County District Court:
The Staples-Motley Cardinals and Aitkins Kelsey Klucas will make the trek to the Class 1A state girls tennis tournament this week.
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.
Crow Wing County Board
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The iLevel by Weyerhaeuser Deerwood plant employs 158 people.
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.
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.
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:
'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.
The polls will be open between noon and 8 p.m. Nov. 6 for Crosby-Ironton School District's special operating levy referendum vote.
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.
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.
Bethel Gadway, resident of Brainerd, passed away at her home Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007.
Lavern R. Wilson
TAMARACK - Lavern R. Wilson, age 76, of Tamarack, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at his home.
Lawrence Mike Ebnet
AITKIN - Lawrence Mike Ebnet, age 89 of Aitkin, died on Oct. 18, 2007, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
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.
Dorothy M. Ehrler
AITKIN - Dorothy M. Ehrler, 93, of Aitkin, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at Aicota Healthcare Center, Aitkin. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Harold M. Nelson
April 23, 1924 - Oct. 15, 2007
Donald J. Bloom
LITTLE FALLS - Donald J. Bloom, age 68, of Little Falls, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at St. Cloud Hospital.
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.
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.
Anglers who visit Leech Lake in the coming years should expect some good fishing, according to Harlan Fierstine, Minnesota DNR fisheries supervisor in Walker.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mary Melby will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Backus American Legion.
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.
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.
Ben and Sandy Mudgett
Ben and Sandy Mudgett, Pillager, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.
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.
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.
Kimman elevates her play, gives Pioneer netters a lift
Kurt Stumpf wasn't expecting much from senior captain Katie Kimman.
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.
Stolski as passionate as ever
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.
Misencik beats incredible odds
As of Oct. 12, Rick Misencik became the most envied man on the lakes area golf scene.
Huether finishes standout tennis career
It takes some players years to make the jump to No. 1 singles on a high school tennis team.
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.
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.
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.
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 Minnesota
.Today...Increasing clouds. Highs near 60 north to the lower 70s
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.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Sunny to partly cloudy. Highs in the 60s to the lower 70s.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly sunny. Highs near 70 northeast to around 80 southwest.
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.
Fall is in the air
Weather drawing by Anna Dillon of Mrs. Gramers second-grade class at Riverside school.
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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