Adirondack Coffee Co. is moving back to Main Street in Nisswa.
Summit to focus on jobs and business opportunities
ONAMIA -- The second annual East Central Minnesota Business Development Summit is drawing attention from business leaders and state officials.
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That will attract businesses, Cass County residents learn
WALKER -- Minnesotans are not very good marketers because they tend to understate their assets, said Louie Jambois, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development JOBZ program director.
Nisswa chamber elects board members
NISSWA -- Nisswa Chamber of Commerce board of directors, officers and board members were elected for 2005.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS
Monday B Donut holes, cottage cheese, peaches, milk. L Chicken strips, star potatoes, corn, blueberry muffin, bread, milk.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to what turned out to be a false alarm at 10:41 a.m. Thursday at Cub Foods in northeast Brainerd
LITTLE FALLS -- A small fire in the shop area of Little Falls Community High School late Tuesday resulted in minor damage to two classrooms and a storage area.
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Ryan Lee Olson, 22, Mahtowan, was sentenced for gross misdemeanor DUI to 90 days jail, placed on three years supervised probation and fined $900.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court.
Rob McGuigan and Cindy Williams, Los Angeles, Calif., a boy, Garret Williams McGuigan, 8 pounds 14 ounces, Sept. 7, 2004. Grandparents are John and Donna Williams, Brainerd, and Bonnie McGuigan, Norristown, Pa., and the late James McGuigan.
Jeremy and Corri (Newman) Woodwick, Pine River, a boy, Carter James, Oct. 12, 2004. Grandparents are Connie Newman and Bruce Kleinschmidt, Brainerd, and Jim and Doris Woodwick, Pine River. Great-grandparents are Dorothy Jones, Lake Crystal, the late James Woodwick, Butch and Alice Smude, Pine Center, Jim Norlund, Brainerd, and the late Oleta Norlund.
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
One person was injured in a two-vehicle collision about 8:50 a.m. Wednesday on Crow Wing County Road 16, in Ideal Township.
Use ladders wisely to avoid serious injury
What's the largest -- and possibly the most dangerous -- tool in your house? A table saw perhaps? Or a sledge hammer? Think again. How about your ladder?
Exterior siding is white, right? Look again
About 40 percent of new home construction in America uses vinyl siding. And until now, that meant all those houses were clad in a paltry two dozen or so colors, treading not too much further than white to beige. But Alcoa Home Exteriors, a major supplier, is venturing into more daring curb appeal.
Program focuses on a more caring school environment
* To promote a more supportive school community.
Ann is a Pequot Lakes 8th-grader who needs a partner
Change is difficult. Getting acquainted with a new home and community is hard enough for anybody, but think back to being a teen and coping with that, in addition to a new school and discovering how to fit in with an unfamiliar circle of peers.
Where's the snow? A warm and slow opener
It was beautiful weather for the opener -- the fishing opener, that is.
Schools get drive off to good start
Brainerd students emptied their piggy banks, even checked under couch cushions and beneath the seats in their parents' cars to drum up change to donate to the recent United Way campaign drive at their schools.
"This is one of the great efforts in my tenure."
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1964) - Unofficial figures from the Crow Wing County auditor's office reveal that 14,738 persons went to the polls yesterday to set a new record for the county.
The American Red Cross will offer an evening adult CPR class from 5:30-10 p.m. Nov. 16 at the chapter office in Brainerd. To register, call 829-4004.
Two more charged in major drug bust
Two more people have been charged in connection with an Aug. 30 drug bust at a residence in Maple Grove Township in which officers seized more than a pound of methamphetamine and several weapons.
Show is about to begin in Jenkins area
JENKINS -- Sandy soil was scooped from the earth Friday as crews continued construction of the Sunset Cinema in Jenkins.
Whittier Elementary School in Brainerd was awarded a $500 ExxonMobil Educational Alliance grant, Principal Pat Altrichter said.
This was Brainerd
60 years ago (1944) - Under drizzling skies, and with many dirt roads sloppy and wet, voters of Crow Wing County were marching to the polls in every city, village and township and piling up a record vote. In the city of Brainerd, 1,445 ballots had been cast at one o'clock this afternoon.
Layoffs at CLC are announced
Central Lakes College announced nine faculty members received layoff notices Monday and programs with low enrollments will be reviewed for possible cuts as the college reallocates resources because of financial constraints.
On to state
Brainerd High School senior linebacker Will Kassulker received a hug from his girlfriend Jennifer Beilke as the Warriors celebrated their 34-0 victory over Cambridge-Isanti Friday night in the Section 8, Class 5A championship game at Adamson Field. Brainerd Dispatch/Clint Wood
Survey results reveal environmental views
What do Minnesota adults know about the environment? How do they feel about the environment? And what do they do to help the environment?
"When you win, there is a feeling that the people have spoken and embraced your point of view, and that's what I intend to tell the Congress."
There will be time allowed for questions. Call 829-9345 by today to pre-register for this program.
Kixters get ready to kick into a new season
The Brainerd Warriors Dance Team is gearing up for the 2004-05 season.
Safe shooters never sorry
Minnesota's firearms deer season opens Saturday with an estimated 475,000 hunters expected to be in the field.
LAKE SHORE -- Last year on his first day as a firearms deer hunter Ethan Rudbeck had an opening day all kids dream of but few experience.
Another area unit to be deployed to Iraq
Not long after the October deployment of Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 194th Armor, based in Brainerd, Wadena and St. Cloud, comes another deployment affecting 153 soldiers.
A Legion tradition
After 75 years, Brainerd American Legion Post No. 255 still draws a crowd for it annual duck feed.
Darryl E. Durgin
EAST GULL LAKE -- Darryl E. Durgin, 68, resident of East Gull Lake, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, at St. Cloud Hospital.
NEW BRIGHTON -- Margaret Hanson, age 42, of New Brighton, wife of Kim Hanson, formerly of Aitkin, died on Wednesday in Rochester. Funeral services and interment will be in Rochester. Arrangements are with the Macken Funeral Home in Rochester.
Adeline R. Hanson
Adeline R. Hanson, age 101, resident of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Don A. Floyd
Don Allen Floyd was born on July 17, 1922, in Iowa, the son of Clarence and Margaret (White) Floyd. He was raised and educated in Center Point, Iowa, where he graduated from high school. Don was united in marriage to Violet Dvorak on July 17, 1943, and they made their home on a dairy farm near Center Point.
Barbara L. Ahlgrim
Barbara L. Ahlgrim, 79, Brainerd, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. The funeral service will be held on Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd with Pastor David Grotzke officiating. Friends may call on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, from 5-8 p.m. at the Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd.
Frances E. Cuthbertson
SHOREWOOD -- Frances Evelyn Cuthbertson, age 90, of Shorewood, Minn., died on Oct. 29, 2004. Preceded in death by husband, Lloyd, son, Alan, brothers, Clarence, David, Wallace, Gerald, Harry and Robert, sisters, Clara, Effie, Florence, Hazel, Lelah, Bernice and Ruth. Frances was born on May 7, 1914, in Pekin, N.D., the daughter of Knud Henry Scansen and Ida Randklev Scansen.
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Howard 'Mike' Dickey
ST. CLOUD -- Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at the Daniel Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud for Howard Michael "Mike" Dickey, age 59, of St. Cloud, who died Sunday, Oct. 31, at St. Cloud Hospital after a long battle with Addison's Disease. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Henry M. Gronskei
PARK RAPIDS -- Henry M. Gronskei, age 69, of Park Rapids, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, in Fargo, N.D. Henry was born Aug. 7, 1935, in Norcross, Minn., to Knute and Ruby (Harris) Gronskei.
SARTELL -- Grace Gorman, age 90, resident of Sartell, formerly of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, in Sartell.
Melvin J. Waytashek
PIERZ -- Melvin J. Waytashek, 77-year-old resident of Pierz, Minn., died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Nov. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pierz, Minn., with the Rev. Gerald Dalseth officiating.
Merl E. Hurry
HARLINGEN, Texas -- Merl Elmer Hurry, age 77, resident of Harlingen, Texas, formerly of Pequot Lakes, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, in Harlingen, Texas. A memorial service will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Pequot Lakes, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. Interment of Merl's ashes will be in Pequot Lakes Cemetery with military graveside honors to be provided by the Pequot Lakes American Legion Post No. 49. Fellowship and refreshments will be provided at Gloria Dei following the interment. Arrangements by Willim-St. Onge Family Funeral Home in Pequot Lakes.
Catherine M. Yasgar
Catherine M. Yasgar, age 86, a resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at the St. Gabriel's Hospital.
Doris Bourassa, age 80, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at her home.
Adeline R. Hanson
Adeline R. Hanson, age 101, resident of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. She was born on May 29, 1903, in Big Stone County, Minn., to Adolph and Rekarda (Robertson) Mathison. She was a member of the Scandinavian Club in Nisswa.
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Frog research not right focus for speech
I would like to respond to a misleading commentary in the Brainerd Dispatch regarding my decision on the selection of the keynote speaker for the 2005 Minnesota Air/Water/Waste Conference.
OUR OPINION:THE PAST
One of Crow Wing County's small treasures is in danger of being overlooked these days amidst all the hubbub of the construction that's taking place on Laurel Street near the Crow Wing County Courthouse.
News council can help
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
OUR OPINION: ELECTION 2004
Time to empty out the old political notebook with odd facts, musings and other notions prompted by about 120 million Americans going to the polls this week.
As I was walking back from the mailbox today looking over the front page of the Sunday, Oct. 24, Dispatch, I realized there were no stories of murder, fire, or other tragedies on the front page. Instead, the stories reported political concerns of residents of Leader, Minn.
The election is over and it's time to move forward. You win some and lose some, but we all win by being part of the best election process the world has ever known. If one party won every contest it would be a dictatorship, so we should delight in defeats as well as victories.
Still looking for walleyes
Ashley Powell sorted through her minnow bucket while fishing on Hole-In-The Day Bay on the east shore of Gull Lake Sunday night. Anglers frequently inhabit the eastern shore of the bay late in the season searching for walleyes. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Camp Ripley deer hunt wasn't very dear
I hunted in Camp Ripley for the first time in 2002. I thought it was quite a zoo. By that I mean there were a lot of other hunters around. It wasn't the kind of deer hunting I was accustomed to.
WANT BIG BUCKS?
In one way, at least, these are the "good 'ol days" of Minnesota deer hunting. The state herd is estimated at 1.2 million animals, the largest in history.
Special regulations intended to increase size of trout
Trout regulations for 22 streams in six southeast counties are being implemented by the DNR in hopes of growing larger trout while maintaining diverse fishing opportunities for anglers. The regulations take effect April 16, opening day of the 2005 stream trout season.
Audubon's 'State of the Birds' report says American birds in trouble
The National Audubon Society has released the first national "State of the Birds" report, documenting the health and abundance of North America's birds. Appearing in the October issue of Audubon magazine, it paints a disturbing picture.
Nov. 6 -- Firearms deer hunting opens
New agreement aims to preserve Minnesota's bowhunting tradition
The DNR has signed an agreement with the Archery Trade Association and its two foundations, ArrowSport and the Bowhunting Preservation Alliance, to increase archery and bowhunting opportunities.
Special deer hunts scheduled for 27 Minnesota state parks
Twenty-seven state parks will be opened to deer hunting this year, including Crow Wing State Park for muzzleloader hunters on Dec. 10-12. For these two days the park will be open to hunt permit holders only.
Brainerd area poised for another record deer harvest
The 20,307 deer registered in the Brainerd area in 2003 was an all-time record. Four of the top five record harvests for Brainerd have occurred in the last five years.
Dean T. Hanson, Brainerd, will celebrate his 80th birthday with his family on Sunday. He was born Nov. 8, 1924, in St. Paul.
Adult Volunteer of the Month
Volunteer of the Month: Bruce Sandberg
Katherine Wilcox and Christopher Danielson announce their engagement. Parents are Grant and Jan Wilcox, Brainerd, and Gary and Helen Danielson, Baxter. A June 11, 2005, wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Ken and Linda Gondringer recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in Hawaii. They were married Oct. 6, 1979, in Hillman.
Arthur and Hazel Kayala, 625 Fifth Lane N.W., Menahga, MN 56464, formerly of Pine River, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Menahga Senior Citizen's Center in Menahga. No gifts please.
Four generations recently gathered were Natalie Helrich, daughter, North Carolina; Beth Helrich, mother, North Carolina; Linda Morgan, grandmother, New York; and Sara Yatsckoske, great-grandmother, Baxter.
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Nelson will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 20 at the new Crow Wing Town Hall at Barrows, about three miles south of Brainerd on Business Highway 371. Follow signs to the hall. The event is hosted by their family. No gifts please. Suggest donations to charity of your choice. They were married Nov. 23, 1949, in Brainerd.
Robert and Rosalie Hoyles, Ogilvie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house with dessert and fellowship from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Mora Assembly of God, 2297 210th Ave., Mora. Take Highway 23 east three miles out of Mora to County Road 11 north. No gifts please.
Youth Volunteer of the Month
Volunteer of the Month: Jilene Adair
Jackie Schilling and Adam Yorek announce their engagement. Parents are Jim and Mary Schilling, Fort Ripley, and Jerry and Paulette Yorek, Little Falls. A Nov. 19 wedding is planned.
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the community for the outstanding turnout for the MeggieRae benefit on Oct. 16. Your attendance meant so much to Meggie and her family. Also, a gracious thank you to all of the area schools and businesses that donated their products and time to make the dinner and auction a success. The list of donors is so long we cannot fit them all in, but know that each and every donation contributed was received with the utmost appreciation.
Zion Lutheran Church, 411 N.E. Third Ave., Little Falls, will host a fall bazaar 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday featuring baked goods, crafts, candy and boxed cards. A soup luncheon with vegetable beef barley and wild rice and chili will be offered, along with homemade breads, pie, coffee and milk. Cost is $5 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under.
Congratulations to the winners
Congratulations to the winners of the election. My first temptation is to exhale a huge sigh of relief that there are no more advertisements -- positive or negative -- concerning politics. We all win there.
ST. CLOUD -- In the last 15 years, not much has changed in the Staples-Motley football program. Back then the Cardinals were led by savvy, fleet-footed quarterbacks and possessed a running game that left footprints on their opponents' backs.
Cambridge-Isanti at Brainerd
Section 8, Class 5A Championship, 7 p.m. Friday, Adamson Field
W-DC eliminates West Central to move to final
PERHAM -- The top-seeded Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines knocked off West Central in the South Subsection 8, Class 2A championship Thursday 3-2.
All the elements of an electric atmosphere will be present.
A team of two
A year ago, Brainerd Warrior boys' cross country runners Chris Woodard and Justin Tyner ran with the power of their team behind them at the Class 2A state meet.
Brainerd defeated St. Cloud Cathedral 5-0 and lost to St. Cloud Tech 4-1 Saturday at Granite Bowl in St. Cloud.
Lisa Pohlkamp wants people to know she and the Pierz Pioneers are the real deal.
Long run of success
In three years playing football for the Verndale Pirates, Tyler Fisher has lost two games.
Pierz moves on with upset over top seed
KIMBALL -- Down 6-9 in the fifth game of their Subsection 20, Section 5, Class 2A volleyball championship match, the second-seeded Pierz Pioneers sent their best server to bring them back.
Belanger MVP of boys' soccer team
Jacob Belanger was named the most valuable player of the Brainerd Warrior boys' soccer team at its banquet Monday.
Tigers tame Deer River to advance
GRAND RAPIDS -- Lara Marvin dished out 31 set assists and grabbed five digs leading to a 25-21, 25-11, 25-18 Pine River-Backus Tigers upset over the top-seeded Deer River Warriors in the West Subsection 7, Class 2A volleyball finals Thursday.
Cards look to repeat state title sweep
Last year was a storybook season for the Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' and girls' cross country teams as S-M became the first school since 1981 to capture both Class 1A state titles.
No late magic this time
FARGO, N.D. -- Even though Halloween was five days earlier, the Bertha-Hewitt Bears found themselves in an eerie situation Friday at the Fargodome.
Pierz rallies its way back to state
FARGO, N.D. -- Christian Even carried the ball 25 times for 234 yards and a score and Warren Gall added two touchdowns and 70 yards, sending fourth-seeded Pierz to its second-straight state appearance.
Raiders advance to national tournament
The Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team did it again.
It was a thorough thrashing.
There's no place like home
The Brainerd Warriors' last trip to the state football playoffs was 1998.
Video game reviews
The soundtrack for the latest sequel in the Tony Hawk franchise includes Metallica and Frank Sinatra, and the gameplay in Tony Hawk's Underground 2 is all over the map, too. Its Classic mode keeps a tight focus on skating and stylishly executing combos, using some of the levels and goals from earlier Tony Hawk games. But the Story mode's gleefully cartoonish World Destruction Tour is more likely to remind gamers of Grand Theft Auto or Burnout 3.
Google desktop outshines Windows' search
What Google did for Web searching, Google Desktop -- available in a beta-test form at desktop.google.com for Windows 2000 and XP -- does for file finding. Once installed, it quickly builds a database of the non-system files on your computer's hard drive, then indexes the contents of many commonly used types of files -- Web pages viewed in Internet Explorer, e-mail read in Microsoft's Outlook and Outlook Express mail programs, America Online instant messages, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, and text files.
Loners pay a hefty price for traveling by themselves
For solo travelers, dining alone can feel awkward. But at least they pay the same price for their salads and steaks as the twosome seated at the next table.
Favorite Vacation Photo
Diane Miller of Baxter traveled with her husband to Wyoming for a wedding in July. On their way home, they stopped at Yellowstone National Park and took this picture at Inspiration Point. Miller said, "When I saw this, it made me think of the magnificent beauty of God's creation."
Airfares may not be as cheap as they first appear
Airfares may be at historic lows, but that doesn't mean it's cheap to fly. Taxes and extra charges can add substantially to a journey.
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State forecast for S.D.
Friday...Mostly sunny. Highs around 60 northeast to around 70 southwest and south central.
We can dream, we can dream
Weather drawing by Jackie Caughey in the Lowell fourth grade of Mr. Meyer.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the 50s.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Sunny and unseasonably mild. Highs 55 to 65.
State forecast for N.D.
Wind advisory is in effect today for west and central north Dakota...
Is it a deer?
Weather drawing by Yana Brown of Mrs. Minerich's second grade class at Nisswa school.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
State forecast for Minnesota
This afternoon...Partly to mostly cloudy north. Mostly sunny and
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs from the middle 40s northeast
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly sunny in the morning...Becoming partly cloudy east and north in the afternoon. Becoming windy. Highs from the lower 60s northeast to the mid 70s south central.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny and mild. Highs in mid 50s northeast and 60s elsewhere.
St. Joseph's Hospice will be providing Hope for the Holidays, a special grief support session, from 4-6 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Home Care located at Brainerd Medical Center.
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