NO VOTE: Northwest said it has resumed hiring permanent replacements for its striking mechanics after the mechanics' union called off a vote on the airline's latest offer.
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First phase of Baxter Village complete
BAXTER - A red Brainerd Fire Department truck rushed to the scene of Famous Dave's recently, but the only flames were those drawn on the windows of the restaurant.
Crow Wing Power announces community award
If you know an individual, association or business that has made outstanding contributions to a local community, you can nominate them for a commitment to community award.
Staples hospital, clinic a year from completion
STAPLES - The Lakewood Health System construction site just outside of Staples is littered with crews working fervently to beat winter's chill.
Report: Northwest labor deal
fell apart just before bankruptcy
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A possible pay-cut package aimed at keeping Northwest Airlines Corp. out of bankruptcy failed after the flight attendant's union refused to sign on, the Star Tribune reported Friday.
Northwest resumes hiring permanent replacements
MINNEAPOLIS - Northwest Airlines Corp. resumed hiring permanent replacements for striking mechanics on Friday, after their union refused to put the company's latest offer to a vote.
The Lakes Area Human Resource Association announced Kristi Westbrock was selected as the Human Resource Professional of the Year for 2005.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS
Kevin and Kari (Martin) Kilpatrick, Brainerd, a boy, Sean Michael, 7 pounds, 2 ounces, Oct. 7, 2005. Grandparents are Michael and Teresa Martin, Brainerd, Michael Kilpatrick, Coon Rapids, and Susan Kilpatrick, Brainerd.
Stay in touch with your legislators
Rep. Paul Gazelka.
Crosby-Ironton School Board
Regular board meeting
Crow Wing County Board
9 a.m. Review consent calendar and correspondence.
WALKER -- The driver of a vehicle who struck and killed a Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School student April 23 was sentenced Oct. 17 in Cass County District Court for criminal vehicular homicide.
Staples City Council
Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday
THEFT -- Lowell Bohlke, 4,000 block of Barbeau Road, Wednesday reported the theft of a gas tank valued at $700.
Get the lowdown on motorized foot scooter laws
Question: I am very confused about the new motorized foot scooter laws. Those things seem to be very dangerous. What are the basics that we should know about this new law?
Timothy and Rebecca Miller, Pillager, a boy, Elijah Michael, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, Oct. 2, 2005. Grandparents are Jim and Janice Allen, Pillager, and Pearl Austad, Brainerd. Great-grandparent is Priscilla Shipley, Brainerd.
A celiac disease support group offers those suffering from the disease an opportunity to learn how to maintain a healthy, gluten-free lifestyle.
For Marv Stroschein, his job as Crow Wing County landfill operator is a family affair.
Pillager School Board
Looking for a win
Will the Minnesota Vikings be able to put their off-the-field troubles behind them and pick up their second win of the season?
Home built with energy efficiency topmost in mind
EMILY -- When Kent and Nancy Rees built their home on Anna Lake in Emily two years ago, they wanted it to be as energy efficient as possible.
BREEZY POINT -- Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity will have its eighth annual dinner and auction Thursday at Breezy Point Resort.
Scare tactics on display
Halloween does not condemn you to "R.I.P." grave markers dotting the lawn, creepy cotton cobwebs draping the bushes or rubber rats peering out from beneath curtains.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 23 - 40 years ago (1965) - Robert J. Linney, of Hanna Mining Co., confirmed to employees that Hanna will continue to operate two mining properties on the Cuyuna Range and will construct a new wash plant during the 1966 ore season.
The Mars-Venus debate about male and female differences may rage forever. A survey of 1,000 investors demonstrates how we differ when it comes to money.
Point of view
This statue is on the outskirts of Baxter on Highway 371. Find the answer Monday.
Circle of ghosts
A circle of ghosts joined together around a tree Friday on Smith Road. As Halloween approaches, area homes and lawns reflect the holiday.
Kinship Partners is looking for a few good men
Help! Kinship Partners needs men. We have 32 boys on our waiting list.
Programs aim at getting consumers to save more
NEW YORK - It's increasingly obvious that Americans are not very diligent about saving money.
Reporter sees sealed file in Sjodin case
FARGO, N.D. - A sealed document in the case of slain University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin was viewed by a reporter after it was mistakenly placed in a public file.
It's a small world
John McDonald remembers waking up to the cold February wind blowing on his face.
Cass Lake teen shot to death
CASS LAKE - One young man is dead and two others were wounded in an early morning shooting Friday in rural Cass Lake.
Swinging in the park
Crosby High School sophomores Megan Hann (left) and Ashley Houge talked Thursday while swinging in the Crosby Park. The fair weather created a perfect environment for people to enjoy the autumn day.
Women have chance to be pampered
Keynote speaker Linda Fuller will talk about bond women share.
The Brainerd City Council is seeking applicants for an Ordinance Review Task Force.
Point of view
There are a few of these outside this Brainerd location. Find the answer Sunday.
Nurses find positive response from Amish
Todd County public health nurses have received a positive response as they've been visiting Amish families throughout the county, providing information about polio and offering vaccinations, said Cheryl Schneider, Todd County Public Health director in an interview Thursday.
The Crow Wing County 4-H Ambassadors will put on their seventh annual haunted house from 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 21 - 60 years ago (1945) - More than 20,000 persons are expected to line the streets of Brainerd for the mile-long parade that will mark the opening of this city's homecoming celebration for Col. Ernest B. Miller and members of Co. A, 194th tank battalion.
EAST GULL LAKE - Gov. Tim Pawlenty will speak at the Congress of Minnesota Resort Owners at 6 p.m. Monday at Cragun's Resort in East Gull Lake.
"I just hope it's one of our regular customers who can really use it."
Zebra mussels found in Rice Lake
Zebra mussels have been found in Brainerd's Rice Lake, a discovery that's "extremely serious for the Mississippi River," said Gary Montz, zebra mussel coordinator for the DNR.
Does Region 5 work?
The future of the Region Five Development Commission brought representatives from five counties together Thursday in Brainerd.
Frozen airman could be one of four named on California tombstone
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - For nearly 60 years, the names of a pilot and three crew members who died when their plane crashed into an icy peak in the Sierra Nevada have been etched on a military gravestone while most of their remains have rested on a lonely mountain.
Sister city to finally get replica of city water tower
Leksand, Sweden, is finally getting a replica of Brainerd's water tower.
Part-time resident watches and waits
It was a beautiful day Thursday in Naples, Fla., but John Beyer knows that may be changing.
No room at the inn
BAXTER - Resting quietly in a kennel in the back of the impound area at Heartland Animal Rescue Team is a young, frail golden retriever.
Sarah L. Dallas
CROSBY - Sarah Lois Dallas, age 78, of Crosby, died on Oct. 20, 2005, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center, Crosby. Sarah was born on April 21, 1927, in Pembroke, N.C., to John and Stella Lowry. She married Wallace Dallas on July 21, 1947, in Pembroke, N.C. Sarah graduated from the Lambath University with a degree in music and elementary education. She started teaching in Savanath, Tenn., then in Covington, Tenn., and then 30 years in Carmi, Ill. She retired in 1984, moving to Crosby. She was a former member of Sweet Adelines. She was also a member of the Cuyuna Range Eastern Star and the Cascade United Methodist Church, Deerwood. Survivors include her husband, Wallace; two sons, Edward Dallas, Deerwood, and Arnold Dallas, of Crosby; daughter, Ruth Wilm, of White Bear Lake; four grandchildren; three sisters, Clara Neville, of Pembroke, N.C., Genevieve Cole, of Durham, N.C., and Vivian Hicks, of Heath, Ohio; and a brother, Elvery Lowry, of Hillsboro, N.C. She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jon Lowry.
STAPLES -- Curtis Haidle, age 71, of Staples, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at his home. Services will be held on Friday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. at the Staples Church of Christ with the Rev. Barry Klein officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. Friends may call one hour prior to services Friday.
Mary Anne Anderson
Mary Anne "Marie" Anderson, age 88, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Dale S. Maier
ESTECADA, Ore. - Dale S. Maier, 73, Estecada, Ore., died Oct. 19, 2005, of cancer.
Virginia Barton, 91, Brainerd, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
James Murrow, age 97, of Brainerd, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Charles E. Rathcke
NISSWA - Charles Eugene Rathcke, 100, passed away peacefully in his home near Nisswa on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005.
Ann H. Anderson
Ann H. Anderson (Schaplow), age 96, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby, Minn. She was born to Herman and Lena Schaplow. She married Robert Benjamin Anderson (Ben) on June 8, 1930, in Montevideo, Minn. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Crosby.
David M. Reed
McGREGOR -- David M. Reed, age 57, of McGregor, formerly of Carlton, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at his home near McGregor.
Paul J. Wincek
PEQUOT LAKES - Paul J. Wincek (1926-2005), age 79, of Pequot Lakes, died Oct. 17, 2005. He attended Catholic school. At 17 he served in the U.S. Marines during World War II. He was an employee of Burlington Northern Railroad for 44 years. He was a member of St. Alice Catholic Church, Jenkins VFW Post No. 3839, Pequot Lakes Legion Post No. 49 and Ducks Unlimited. Lifetime passions include fishing, hunting and taxidermy.
John 'Jack' A. Szabo
PAWNEE, Ill. -- John "Jack" A. Szabo, age 76, Pawnee, Ill., died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill.
David Kretzschmar, 50, of Bagley, Minn., went home to be with Jesus after a brief illness of liver cancer on Oct. 20, 2005, at his home in rural Bagley, Minn.
Virginia Barton, 91, Brainerd, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. She was born April 14, 1914, in Burt, Iowa, to Earl and Alta (Manroe) Hudson. She married Richard Barton on Aug. 1, 1932, in Fremont, Neb. She had one daughter, Eleanor (Don) Knold.
Jonathan D. Mount
RIVERTON -- Funeral services for Jonathan Darren Mount, 28, of Riverton, who died Oct. 18, 2005, as a result of an automobile accident, have been changed to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Crosby-Ironton High School Woock Gym in Crosby. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Irondale Township. Friends may call on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Koop Funeral Home and an hour prior to services Saturday at the gym.
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Where does Mary Koep get her information to make statements such as these? "Renters on public assistance trash rental property and Legal Aid protects these tenants."
Plan for the traffic of tomorrow
Big government infrastructure projects are usually awash in regulations and red tape but when a river is involved then all the bells and whistles start sounding alarms.
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Last Friday we went to the community college play, "Inherit the Wind" which is about the famous Scopes trial that pitted Darwin's theory of evolution against the Christian ideal of creation. We were dismayed to see the play depict Christians as ugly, bigoted, stupid and pompous.
McGREGOR - It's 8 a.m. on Rice Lake and all isn't quiet.
Blending in with
the latest fall fashion
Our topic today is fall fashion. I know, that's supposed to be in a Style section, but outdoorsmen have their vanity, too, and hunting gear is big business these days, according to the Outdoors Association of Fashion Specialists, a w-i-d-e-l-y respected outfit.
State record largemouth bass was impressive
Minnesota's newest state record fish won't be coming to an aquarium near you, despite the good intentions of the man who caught it.
LakeLady Custom Fishing Rods will offer three rod building classes this fall. Classes are scheduled for Nov. 11-13, Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 9-11 in Breezy Point.
NORTH COUNTRY CALENDAR
Rescue of animals displaced
by hurricane is major job for Heartland Animal Rescue Team
Nobody said it would be an easy job, but John Tschida, the new director of Heartland Animal Rescue Team, had no idea he'd be asked to prepare for 500 to 1,500 incoming animals. But that was the request from officials who planned to house several thousand Hurricane Katrina evacuees, both human and four-legged, at Camp Ripley.
The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and water for the conservation, management and, where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.
Youth deer hunters harvested 20 deer Oct. 8-9 in Camp Ripley. Good weather played a big role in the record harvest, said Beau Liddell, DNR area wildlife manager at Little Falls.
Four generations recently gathered were Logan Jeffrey Sorsveen, son; Adam Sorsveen, father; Jeffrey Sorsveen, grandfather; and Harlen Sorsveen, great-grandfather.
Julie Magnuson and Benjamin Meister
Julie Magnuson and Benjamin Meister announce their engagement. Parents are Greg and Donna Magnuson, Baxter, and Kenneth and Susan Meister, Stillwater. A Dec. 10 wedding is planned.
Harold and Janet Olson
Harold and Janet Olson, Baxter, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a barbecue at Steve and Mary Olson's home in Baxter. The event was hosted by their daughter, Lynn Rae, and nieces and nephews. They were married Oct. 15, 1955, in Brainerd.
JUSTIN AND SARAH GOOD
Sarah Burgoyne and Justin Good were married June 25, 2005, at the bride's parents' home in Pequot Lakes with Marcia Ferris officiating.
Four generations recently gathered were Jazzlyn Bordwell, daughter, Eden Prairie; Trista Bordwell, mother, Eden Prairie; Danny Bordwell, grandfather, Brainerd; and Shirley (Bordwell) Holbrook, great-grandmother, Brainerd.
JOSHUA AND ANGELA ANDERSON
Angela Owen and Joshua Anderson were married Aug. 6, 2005, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor David Holte officiating.
Arnold and Alice Gangestad
Arnold and Alice Gangestad will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 23, 1943.
KEVIN AND LISA ANDERSON
Lisa Kae Pagels and Kevin Michael Anderson were married Sept. 3, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Aitkin with Pastor David Becker officiating.
Mike and Sandy Lorber
Mike and Sandy Lorber, Motley, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house from noon-3 p.m. Jan. 28, 2006, at the Casino Assembly of God Church in Pillager. They were married Oct. 18, 1980, in Motley.
Janice Olson and Andrew Van Arnam
Janice Olson and Andrew Van Arnam announce their engagement. Parents are Larry and Miriam Olson, Nisswa, and Richard and Marcia Van Arnam, Amery, Wis. A December wedding is planned at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter.
Richard and Char Wayt
Richard and Char Wayt recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their family at Izaty's Lodge Resort. They were married Sept. 22, 1945, in Seattle.
Paula Dehning and Jason Kovatovich
Paula Dehning and Jason Kovatovich announce their engagement. Parents are Scott and Lynette Dehning, Crosby, and Gladyce Kovatovich, Merrifield, and Matt Kovatovich, Crosby. An April 29, 2006, wedding is planned at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby.
GARRISON -- Light of the Cross Lutheran Church in Garrison will perform a Christmas contata Dec. 10 entitled "A Glorious Christmas," by Tom Fettke.
Hendricksons to speak at conference
BAXTER -- Heartland Alliance Church, 7756 Highland Scenic Road, Baxter, will have its annual missions conference Oct. 27-30. Missionary speakers will be Craig and Beverly Hendrickson.
Don't live life of discouragement
Rollerski biathlon event this weekend at Camp Ripley
A rollerski biathlon event is scheduled at Camp Ripley this weekend.
Elite come to Brainerd
Lakes area sports fans can get a jump on the hockey season when the Upper Midwest High School Elite League plays at Brainerd Area Civic Center this weekend.
S-M's Edin cruises to section championship
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- After a one-year absence, the Staples-Motley tennis team will send a player to the Class 1A individual state girls' tennis tournament as sophomore Katie Edin captured the Section 8 singles championship Thursday.
SCSU to offer softball pitching clinics
ST. CLOUD - Area fast-pitch softball players will have a chance to enhance their pitching skills at St. Cloud State University this winter.
If you have Culpepper, abandon ship
All the Vikings "Love Boat" jokes have been used at least twice by now, but there's still one nautical expression fantasy football players must remember: Abandon ship!
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Black-and-blue Branstner painfully good for Verndale
Two sprained ankles, a sore knee, sinus problems ... the list goes on, but so does Cortney Branstner.
Raiders dominate tourney
This fall has been a dream season for the Central Lakes College volleyball team. The Raiders went unbeaten in Northern Division play for the first time since 1996, will host the Region 13B playoff game and lost just 12 games out of 79.
Cathedral nips Flyers for section title in boys' soccer
ST. CLOUD -- Dan Mueller scored the game's only goal as St. Cloud Cathedral edged the Little Falls Flyers 1-0 for the Section 8, Class 1A boys' soccer championship Thursday night at Husky Stadium at St. Cloud State University.
What you need to know, or perhaps didn't know, about guns and ammo
When you've been a gunsmith for 30 years and handled thousands of guns you'll have an opinion or two on firearms.
A singular achievement
Kayla Huether of BHS finished fourth in the subsection.
Down in a shootout
MOORHEAD -- A scoreless first half.
Bristow steps up at Hamline
When Travis Bristow ran cross country at Pine River-Backus High School, he just normally showed up and ran.
In the Brainerd lakes area:
Severson helps Rangers give Twigg his title
Roger Twigg endured 34 years without a Mid-State Conference boys' cross country title until McLean Severson helped him capture one Oct. 13.
Warriors to face No. 5 Buffalo
Following Wednesday's 39-30 victory over Sartell the Brainerd Warriors received the No. 4 seed in the Section 8, Class 5A football playoffs.
Internet eavesdropping: It's music to Mercora users' ears
The really important cultural innovations are the ones that blur the definitions of old categories. The VCR clouded the distinction between TV and movies. The World Wide Web punched open the wall between print and video.
Mini photo album deftly puts your pictures in your pocket
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - I'm preparing for my 30th high school reunion. Do I color the hair to hide the flecks of gray? Trim the beard? Don a sharkskin suit?
With cheap flash drives, any computer can be personal'
Students at Eastside Preparatory School in Kirkland, Wash., are getting class materials in a new way this year: on a tiny flash-memory drive that plugs into a computer's USB port.
Ring-tone choices daunt cell-phone owners
There was a simple time, not long ago, when one's cell phone ring indicated only one thing: Someone was calling you. Yet, as the din of beeps and tones has thickened, and the need for differentiation has grown more urgent, the cell phone owner now faces some daunting choices.
In South Korea, video gaming gets so obsessive it even kills
SEOUL, South Korea - Jun Mung-gyu remembers the throbbing pain in his head and shoulder aches from spending as many as 15 hours a day hunched over a computer keyboard battling his online foes.
ILULISSAT, Greenland - It is one of the most barren and inhospitable places to live on the planet. Yet the Arctic landscape of Greenland attracts thousands of visitors yearly who marvel at the astounding beauty of icebergs, glaciers and a vast ice cap.
If you go
- GREENLAND: For tourism information, visit www.greenland.com, www.greenland-guide.gl or www.greenlandexcursions.com, or call the Scandinavian Tourist Boards in New York, (212) 885-9700.
FAVORITE VACATION PHOTO
Ted and Arlene Rice of Pequot Lakes submitted this photo of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Their son, Tim, and his wife, Lynn, of Staples, took them on the trip. Tim took this photo from their hotel room on the 17th floor. They also took a ride on the Maid of the Mist, the boat seen in the picture.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers through the day. Highs in
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Periods of rain northeast. Scattered showers southeast. Partly to mostly cloudy west with a chance of showers. Highs from the mid 40s to the low 50s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance for showers northwest and west. Highs mainly in the 50s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Considerable cloudiness and becoming breezy. A few rain or snow showers east during the afternoon. Highs in the low 40s northeast to mid 50s southwest.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of morning rain showers.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Decreasing clouds. A chance of light showers southwest corner...And in the morning southeast. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Highs in the upper 40s to
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...A chance of rain showers north and central. Rain showers
Watch out for falling apples
Weather drawing by Oliver Irvine in the Nisswa School second-grade class of Mrs. Minerich.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly to mostly cloudy...Breezy and cool statewide.
Weather drawing by Beth Etterman of Mr. Meyer's fourth grade class at Lowell school.
A special thanks to Jerry Walseth and Todd Lyscio for believing in Kids Act Productions and helping us to find a permanent home on the top floor in Room 306 of the Washington Educational Services Building. I know I speak for the board, the parents and for every child in Kids Act and Kids Skits when I say, "Thanks so much for this amazing space that we now have to work in, play in, dream in, to become all that we can become on stage and off." We absolutely love our new space.
The Old Tyme Swingers senior dances will be 3-6 p.m. Sunday at T.Maxwell's with Jerry's Dance Band; and from 7-10 p.m. Thursday at T.Maxwell's with Country Diamonds.
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