1. Call to order.
Anderson, William R. and Rachael L.
James Valentine, 5700 block of Crow Wing Lake Road, Monday reported his cabin broken into and he's missing power tools and a spotlight.
Angel and Tyrone Sabasky, Pierz, a boy, Alex James, 9 pounds, 8 ounces, Oct. 18, 2008. Grandparents are Gary and Jane Warzecha, Pierz, and Jacques and Gloria Sebasky, Harding.
One hurt in three-vehicle collision
One person was injured in a three-vehicle collision about 8 a.m. Monday at Highway 210 and Crow Wing County Road 12, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department reported.
Electing to serve
For the past 11 presidential elections, Doris Sievek and Florence Nelson haven't watched the election results on television or had a quiet evening at home.
About 5:30 p.m. voters entered the polls as thunder rumbled overhead and lightning illuminated the dark sky. A short time later the rain came in torrents.
Before the deer firearms season starts, hunters and recreational off-road vehicle riders should be aware of changes for forest trails passing through Crow Wing County.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 3 - 100 years ago (1908) - The band boys played Saturday night and Monday night for the political speeches netting the neat sum of $22.
Kinship of Morrison County is honoring the men and women who have served in the armed forces by hosting a veterans' program from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Little Falls Alliance Church, 903 13th Ave. N.E., Little Falls.
Shooting victim still critical
Nathaniel Fitch, the 13-year-old Brainerd boy who accidentally shot himself Wednesday, remained in critical condition Sunday at St. Cloud Hospital.
Candidates set furious pace as time dwindles
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota's leading Senate candidates turned to the heavy hitters on Monday, with time dwindling to pull undecided voters into their column.
Search continues for missing man
Emergency personnel continued to search Sunday for a 59-year-old Twin Cities man missing after his boat washed up on shore Thursday morning, the Aitkin County Sheriff's Department reported.
Group wants to sell items from Linden Hill
LITTLE FALLS - Thousands of items, from bedding to knickknacks to handmade purses that have been part of the Linden Hill property in Little Falls for years, may be up for sale if the Little Falls City Council agrees.
Smooth sailing at the polls
It was smooth sailing at Brainerd polling precincts over the noon hour today.
COMING SUNDAY IN SPORTS
The Verndale Pirates are back in the state football tournament and again will face Houston for a chance to advance to the Metrodome.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1988) - Judy Hulsether has been named manager of Jenny's Hallmark of Brainerd. She worked for Jenny's for three years before moving to Phoenix, Arizona. She and her husband returned to Brainerd in 1987 and Judy returned to Jenny's.
Nathaniel Fitch, the 13-year-old Brainerd boy who accidentally shot himself in the head Wednesday, remained in critical condition Monday at St. Cloud Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.
THURSDAY IN ENTERTAINMENT
Two members of the Bozeman, Mont., band The Clintons will be performing in Brainerd. John Hansen reviews the pop-rockers' new CD.
"I try to warn them 'You won't like this,' and they go in anyway and come out complaining."
Brainerd area voters will cast their ballots Tuesday in races ranging from the city council to the presidency. Look for updates at www.brainerddispatch.com.
Coleman campaign plans stop for early risers or late night people
Sen. Norm Coleman's 24-hour barnstorming tour to conclude his 2008 re-election bid will include an Election Day stop in Brainerd for political junkies who like to stay up late or who get up awfully early.
Flu clinic offered
The Crow Wing County Health Department will offer a flu walk-in clinic from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Crow Wing County Health Department, 204 Laurel St., Suite 12, Brainerd.
HAPPINESS IS A WARM COAT
Everyone knows kids grow like weeds, making winter gear that fit just last year obsolete in a heartbeat.
Crow Wing County polling information
Grab an umbrella. As Election Day drags on, the chance of rain will grow.
View from the ticket window
BAXTER - From her position in the box office at Movies 10, Frieda Lampa of Brainerd has a unique perspective on the reality of human behavior and the fantasy of the movies. Since she took the job in 1999, she's been entertained by both.
City agreement with hockey camps extended
Minnesota Hockey Camps will continue at the Brainerd Area Civic Center in 2009.
Obituary notices are charged at 40 cents a word, exclusive of the first 125 words, which are free. A $10 fee is charged for a half-column photograph. To place an obituary in the Dispatch, consult the funeral home handling arrangements.
Joseph E. Stanich
DEERWOOD - Joseph Eugene Stanich, age 63, of Deerwood, died on Nov. 1, 2008, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
ONAMIA - Craig Sher, 52-year-old resident of Onamia, Minn., passed away on Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at his residence.
ST. CLOUD - Mary Schraut, age 58, of St. Cloud, formerly of Pierz, passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at the Pierz Villa. Arrangements are pending with Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service of Pierz.
Edward J. Meyer
LITTLE FALLS - Edward J. Meyer, 82-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., formerly of Columbia Heights, Minn., passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at his residence.
STAPLES - Lynn Prindle, 74, of Staples, passed away on Oct. 31, 2008, at the Bethany Good Samaritan Home in Brainerd. Funeral services for Lynn will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, 11 a.m., at the Assembly of God Church in Staples. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Motley Public Cemetery.
Mary D. Roth
NISSWA - Mary Dawn Roth, 70, of Nisswa, formerly of Coon Rapids, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa with the Rev. Bruce Hannem officiating. The relatives will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter and one hour prior to services at the church.
Daniel R. Collins
EAST GULL LAKE - Daniel R. Collins, 78, East Gull Lake, went to be with the Lord Jesus on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008. He was born May 7, 1930, to George and Mabel Collins. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Heritage Assembly of God Church in Baxter with Pastor Mark Boone officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd. Friends are welcome to gather Tuesday evening from 5-8 p.m. at the Heritage Assembly of God Church in Baxter and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Vinette O. Espersen
Vinette O. Espersen, age 78, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Harold R. Smith
Harold R. Smith, age 76, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at his home in Brainerd. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 3, at the Church of the Nazarene in Brainerd. Interment was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Brainerd.
Donald R. Haag
NISSWA - Donald Ray Haag, age 80, of Nisswa, died Oct. 31, 2008, at his home.
Sophie M. Emmerich
LITTLE FALLS - Sophie M. Emmerich, 90-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls. A Requiem Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church n Flensburg, Minn., with Father Arthur Hoppe officiating.
BACKUS - Dawn McClintock, age 67, of Backus, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, as the result of an automobile accident.
Leander 'Ole' Loidolt
PIERZ - Leander "Ole" Loidolt, 85, of Pierz, Minn., passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at St. Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Minn.
Dorothy Zech, 93, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, Minn. Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
Muriel B. Fox
Muriel B. Fox, 96, Brainerd, passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Mary D. Roth
NISSWA - Mary D. Roth, age 70, of Nisswa, passed away Saturday evening, Nov. 1, 2008, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Muriel B. Fox
Muriel B. Fox, 96, Brainerd, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village. She was born Jan. 17, 1912, in Brainerd to Leonard and Estella (Goodell) Bedal. She was a member of the Heritage Assembly of God Church. She is survived by her sons, LeRoy (Glad) Fox and Curt (Dianna) Fox; and a daughter, Marlos (Bob) Fisher; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and her brother, Donald Bedal.
OTHER OPINION: AFRICA
A familiar crisis is unfolding in one of the world's most miserable places. Rebel soldiers are camped outside the city of Goma, in northeastern Congo - a region plagued by ethnic warfare and unspeakable violence against civilians for most of the past 15 years. Tens of thousands of refugees have been pouring in and out of Goma, where they are vulnerable to robbery, rape or murder at the hands of Congolese troops that are supposed to be defending them. Meanwhile, United Nations peacekeepers - part of the largest such deployment in the world, with the mandate to use force to protect the population - spend more time dodging stones from residents enraged by their fecklessness than fulfilling their mission.
I have come to a dead end in trying to find a way to dispose of old medication in Brainerd. It seems that pharmacies here do not have programs in place to deal with them. Because of the death of one parent, and moving the other, I have many meds, and don't want to dispose of them myself. Are there any sources in Brainerd that deal with disposing of large amounts of medications? Anyone?
A battleground in Ohio
WOOSTER, Ohio - This is the Republican heartland, a small city filled with churches and circled by cornfields, an hour south of Cleveland.
The best campaign I've covered
WASHINGTON - I remember the precise moment when I became convinced that this presidential campaign was going to be the best I'd ever covered. It was Saturday afternoon, Dec. 8, 2007. I stood in the lobby of Hy-Vee Hall, the big convention center in Des Moines, watching an endless stream of men, women and children come down the escalators from the network of skywalks that link the downtown business blocks of Iowa's capital. They were bundled in winter coats against the chilly temperatures, and the mood was festive - like a tailgate party for a football game. But the lure here was not a sporting contest; it was a political rally.
Haberman, St. Olaf pull off upset
MOORHEAD - John Haberman rushed for two touchdowns and threw for two more to lead the St. Olaf Oles to a 28-25 victory over the MIAC's leading Concordia Cobbers Saturday.
Ruttger claims another all-state finish at 23rd
Thomas Ruttger's race in Saturday's Class 2A state meet mirrored his senior season.
Smith wins conference title; BHS finishes in fourth place
WILLMAR - Sam Smith won a Central Lakes Conference title in diving with a score of 364.15 to lead the Brainerd Warriors girls' swimming and diving team to fourth Saturday.
Cardinals fall to 4th
Sports are a results oriented endeavor.
Brainerd's Kelly Rosenthal will play for the Class 2A girls' team in the Puma/Soccer Express Senior Classic at the Metrodome at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
MGA bringing senior tour to the lakes area
While the Tiger Woods boom of the 1990s may be over, golf certainly isn't dead.
Foster leads Pequot to third-place finish
Clayton Foster had no regrets a day after finishing second in the Class 1A state boys' cross country meet.
Wolverines head to state
HAWLEY - The Wadena-Deer Creek volleyball team has not played a state tournament game since back-to-back appearances in 1991-92.
Raiders' season ended in 27-26 loss to Vermilion
ELY - The last time the Central Lakes College Raiders played the Vermilion Ironmen the Raiders controlled nearly three quarters of the game before Vermilion rattled off 35 fourth quarter points to win 48-26.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly cloudy west...To partly cloudy east. Slight chance of showers northwest. Breezy to windy west and far east. Highs in the 60s north and far west...To 70s south and east.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy. Highs 68 to 76.
Wisconsin state forecast
Dense fog advisory until 9 am for northern and central wisconsin...
State forecast for South Dakota
Winter storm watch northwest wednesday night into thursday...
State forecast for N.D.
Possible significant winter storm taking shape for mid week...
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s to lower 70s.
It's tree-climbing weather
Weather drawing by Kailee Coleman of Mrs. Larson's second-grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for North Dakota
...Winter storm watch west and central wednesday afternoon through
State forecast for Iowa
Record or near record highs expected across portions of iowa
Weather drawing by Sierra Edwards of Mr. Meyer's fourth-grade class at Lowell school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Continued unseasonably warm. Mostly cloudy northwest. Isolated showers northwest in the afternoon. Mostly sunny far southeast. Near record highs from the mid 60s far northeast to the lower to mid 70s south. Tonight...Mostly cloudy northwest with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly clear southeast. Lows in the upper 40s northeast to the low or mid 50s elsewhere.
State forecast for Minnesota
Dense fog advisory northeast until 10 am...
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