Nisswa chamber elects board members
NISSWA -- Nisswa Chamber of Commerce board of directors, officers and board members were elected for 2005.
Adirondack Coffee Co. is moving back to Main Street in Nisswa.
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.
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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One person was injured in a two-vehicle collision about 8:50 a.m. Wednesday on Crow Wing County Road 16, in Ideal Township.
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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
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.
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
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.
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
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.
"This is one of the great efforts in my tenure."
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.
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 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.
Kixters get ready to kick into a new season
The Brainerd Warriors Dance Team is gearing up for the 2004-05 season.
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?
Where's the snow? A warm and slow opener
It was beautiful weather for the opener -- the fishing opener, that is.
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.
SARTELL -- Grace Gorman, age 90, resident of Sartell, formerly of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, in Sartell.
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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.
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.
Doris Bourassa, age 80, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at her home.
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.
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.
Darryl E. Durgin
EAST GULL LAKE -- Darryl E. Durgin, 68, resident of East Gull Lake, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, at St. Cloud Hospital.
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.
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.
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.
Nov. 6 -- Firearms deer hunting opens
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adult Volunteer of the Month
Volunteer of the Month: Bruce Sandberg
Youth Volunteer of the Month
Volunteer of the Month: Jilene Adair
Dean T. Hanson, Brainerd, will celebrate his 80th birthday with his family on Sunday. He was born Nov. 8, 1924, in St. Paul.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There's no place like home
The Brainerd Warriors' last trip to the state football playoffs was 1998.
Raiders advance to national tournament
The Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team did it again.
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.
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.
It was a thorough thrashing.
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.
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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.
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."
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny and mild. Highs in mid 50s northeast and 60s elsewhere.
We can dream, we can dream
Weather drawing by Jackie Caughey in the Lowell fourth grade of Mr. Meyer.
State forecast for Minnesota
This afternoon...Partly to mostly cloudy north. Mostly sunny and
State forecast for N.D.
Wind advisory is in effect today for west and central north Dakota...
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.
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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