MPCA concludes two area enforcement cases
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 39 enforcement cases totaling $857,564 in penalties during the third quarter of 2008.
Massage pushed as a means to ease stress
A new Brainerd business is finding a niche in battling a six-letter word - stress.
CROSBY - James Kron joined Unity Bank on Sept. 25.
Second chance at life
When Roger Feyo collapsed on his front porch in August, his children did CPR, saving his life. Now the whole family is trying to live healthier lives.
Two accidents, same highway
The State Patrol responded to two accidents in a five-hour period Thursday and Friday on Highway 2, with one accident resulting in a fatality.
Noelle Rosen and Jeremy Johnson, Baxter, a girl, Olivia Ray Johnson, 6 pounds, 7 ounces, Oct. 12, 2008. Grandparents are Carol Johnson, Pine River, Jeff and Suzanne Larson, Nisswa, and Ken and Shahna Rosen, Perham.
A story on Page 1A of Friday's Dispatch incorrectly stated Brainerd Fire Capt. Keith Stunek would be receiving complete credit toward his pension in a settlement approved Monday by the Brainerd City Council.
Running down state
St. Olaf will again be the site of the state cross country meet which is scheduled for Saturday.
Meets at 9 a.m.
CASS COUNTY COURT
WALKER - A Cass County jury Oct. 7 acquitted Rebecca Ann Joy, 43, Pine River, of felony theft in connection with the disappearance of $4,806 in pull-tab receipts from the Backus American Legion.
THEFT - A 25-year-old female was arrested for shoplifting Thursday at SuperOne Foods, 7895 Excelsior Road.
This was Brainerd
60 years ago (1948) - The witches, bats, goblins, pumpkins and what have you will ride high as a group of 103 school-age children invade the Brainerd business district Thursday morning for the first Halloween window painting contest.
Class of 1944 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Northwind Grille.
Ways to protect yourself in the financial crisis
NEW YORK (AP) - Bank foreclosures. A volatile job market. The rollercoaster Dow.
Teen would like a partner
Every once in a while we get kids referred to us who are out of our usual age limit of 5-14 years, but we don't want to turn them away without first trying to find a match for them.
The Past Commanders dinner meeting will be Wednesday at the Brainerd American Legion. Social hour will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.
I had the wonderful fortune of being part of the Legacy Chorale's "Autumn in New York" performance last Friday at Grandview Lodge. It was a joy to see so many folks working together create an evening full of joy, music, good food, and good friendship.
Couple arrested for growing pot
A husband and wife were arrested Friday for fifth-degree controlled substance crimes, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department reported.
A soggy taste of being homeless
With rain and temperatures hovering around 40 Friday night, camping outside may not have been the best idea, especially in a cardboard box that would eventually turn into a soggy mess.
Nolan elected president of CLC Foundation
Richard Nolan of Crosby was elected president of the Central Lakes College Foundation Board during the annual meeting Wednesday in Brainerd.
The Brainerd Family YMCA and NETA, a nonprofit fitness professional association, are co-sponsoring the following nationally recognized workshops: Group Exercise Certification from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8; and Drums Alive from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Brainerd Family YMCA, 602 Oak St., Brainerd. Local contact is Heidi Rudstrom at 829-4767. To register, call (800) 237-6242 or register online at www.netafit.org. Workshop fees apply.
Political vandalism not a federal crime
ST. PAUL (AP) - The graffiti vandalism this week to the homes of Minnesota's two senators and four of its House members was not a federal crime, an FBI official said.
Franken will work to get out the vote Monday
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken will be at a Get Out the Vote Rally from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Monday at the Last Turn Saloon at 214 S. Eighth St. in Brainerd.
MINNEAPOLIS - Interstate 35W will be closed for the weekend in south Minneapolis.
Wind will make it feel like winter
Put your umbrellas away this weekend because it's time for a strong wind to take over the Brainerd lakes area Sunday, and, yes, a little bit of snow.
You may have to rub your eyes a few times to make sure you're reading the gas price signs correctly.
DEERWOOD - Allan Edwards, age 53, of Deerwood, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008.
Alfred O. Olson
Alfred O. Olson, age 95, of Brainerd, died on Oct. 20, 2008, at Care Free Living in Brainerd. He was born on Nov. 13, 1912, in Deerwood, Minn., to Fred and Caroline (Fraslie) Olson. He graduated from the Crosby-Ironton High School class of 1929. He was a WWII Army veteran. He was a retired sales representative with Fargo Paper Company and Dieter Paper Co., in Rochester.
STAPLES - Helen Liden, age 94, of Staples, passed away at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa Friday, Oct. 24, 2008.
Harry W. Siers
Harry W. Siers, age 81, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Florence H. Pekula
SOBIESKI - Florence H. Pekula, age 96, Sobieski, Minn., passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn.
George R. Shanks
George R. Shanks, age 86, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at the Monticello Hospital in Monticello. He was born on Feb. 10, 1922, in Brainerd to George and Esther (Johnson) Shanks. He was united in marriage to Della Swartout for 63 years. George owned the Standard Oil Station in Brainerd for 28 years and also worked as a Realtor for 10 years with Brainerd Realty. He was an Air Force veteran from WWII and a member of Heritage Assembly of God.
Patricia A. Gasperlin
Patricia "Pat" Ann Gasperlin, 72
SWANVILLE - Gertrude Litchy, age 84, of Swanville, Minn., passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn.
OUR OPINION: VANDALISM
The alarming acts of vandalism against six Minnesota members of Congress last week were as puzzling as they were disturbing.
Open Forum: Where are the positive messages?
As we watch the politicians and their interest groups continually attack other politicians, liberal, conservative or independent with outrageous, slanderous dribble I am reminded of two quotes by Lee Atwater. For those of you who dont remember who Mr. Atwater was, he was a 1980s political operative who was one of the most biting, ruthless operatives to ever come upon the American political scene.
Why so complicated?
Are you kidding me?! I have to knock on my drug-dealing, wife-beating neighbor's door to ask him if he would allow me to have a chicken in my yard? Not everybody wants to communicate with their neighbors. Either allow chickens in town or don't. Why make it so complicated? And where is this $30 annual fee going to go? I can't believe this is the best plan the council could come up with. What a waste of everybody's time.
The deadline for political letters to the editor before the Nov. 4 election is 5 p.m. Oct. 28. The Dispatch must receive a letter by 5 p.m. Oct. 28 in order for it to be considered for publication. The Dispatch wont publish any pre-election political letters after Oct. 30.
Hunt becoming favorite outing for bowhunting family
It's been a year, but Missy Brown can still see him - the big buck that got away.
It's not the Maah Daah Hey. But hey, it's mighty close.
Yes, these days, there's no cure for deer on the brain
I have deer on the brain.
Malorie Zauhar and Joshua DeWenter
Malorie Zauhar and Joshua DeWenter announce their engagement. Parents are Jill and Bob Backberg, Baxter, and Kenneth Hanson, Benson, and Bruce and Susan DeWenter, St. Joseph, and Kelly and Brian Hafner, St. Joseph.
Andy Rosvold, Brainerd, will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 1 at Zion Lutheran Church, 220 N. 8th St., Brainerd.
Ardy Sullivan will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Country Inn and Suites in Baxter.
Dwight and Shirley Parker
Dwight and Shirley Parker, Lake Shore, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Nisswa American Legion.
Logan Four generations
Four generations recently gathered were Lily Logan, daughter, Albertville; Jessica Logan, mother, Albertville; Gail Shaefer, grandmother, Hackensack; and Lorna Tabor, great-grandmother, Pequot Lakes.
Joseph and Shawna Reed
Shawna O'Brien and Joseph Reed were married July 26, 2008, at The Lodge in Brainerd with Pastor Russell Kalenberg officiating.
Matt and Erin Christensen
Erin Schellin and Matthew Christensen were married Aug. 30, 2008, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brainerd with Father Karl Bell officiating.
Jason and Alissa Kline
Alissa Doucette and Jason Kline were married Aug. 9, 2008, at Ruttger's Resort in Deerwood with Brian Doucette and Darrell Paske officiating.
Edin, Aitkin doubles advance
With two victories Friday, Staples-Motley junior Abby Edin advanced to the Class 1A state singles semifinals.
Rangers' duo is tough to contain
Matthew Hudrlik and Mark Hoge have been teammates for most of their young lives.
Dishing out damage
Courtney Volkmann has been a staple in Wadena-Deer Creek's diet of volleyball success.
Landecker and both Cardinals' teams are headed to state meet
PARK RAPIDS - Naomi Landecker and the Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' cross country team are headed back to the Class 1A state meet after winning Friday's Section 8-1A meet.
WADENA - Brigetta Berg dropped 17 kills and tallied 16 digs to lead the second-seeded Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines past the No. 3 Staples-Motley Cardinals in the South Subsection 8-2A semifinals Friday.
Boxing club meeting set at Brainerd library
The Brainerd Boxing Club will host an informational meeting 6 p.m. Oct. 28 and Oct. 30 at the Brainerd Public Library.
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory northwest and west central today...
State forecast for North Dakota
...Wind advisory this afternoon into late tonight central and west...
State forecast for Minnesota
...Wind advisory northwest tonight into sunday afternoon...
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter storm watch from sunday afternoon through monday evening for bayfield...Ashland and iron counties...
Ready and waiting
Weather drawing by Nina Sullivan in the Harrison third grade of Mrs. Meyer.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy. Highs 55 to 65.
The Nation's Weather
Saturday's weather was to be characterized by a strong trough of low pressure in the East and a ridge of high pressure in the West.
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