Judge orders Northwest to pay Mesaba
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A bankruptcy court judge has ordered Northwest Airlines Corp. to keep paying regional partner Mesaba Airlines in a court fight that forced a choice between the rights of two bankrupt airline partners.
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Mid-Minnesota building branch office near Wal-Mart
Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union is putting up a 15,400 square-foot facility in Baxter to house a branch office and the credit union's administration.
East Brainerd Mall history
The mall was opened by Joe and Kay Gustafson in the 1960s. The Brainerd Montgomery Ward closed its doors Jan. 15, 1999.
Homecrest hiring workers, operations are under way
WADENA - HC Holdings, Homecrest, announced last week it has begun hiring production workers and operations are now under way at its principal production and operation facility in Wadena.
Mario's Sports Bar reopens as Villella's Bada Bing
Villella's Bada Bing opened in the former Mario's Sports Bar, along Highway 371 North.
Mall's redevelopment nearly complete
Traffic streams by to the tune of more than 28,000 vehicles on an average day. Hundreds of workers are in nearby offices. Shops fill nearly all available retail space in the mall. And no, it's not in Baxter.
BAXTER - Elizabeth Beighley and Michelle Switzer joined Panache Salon and Day Spa in Baxter as massage therapists.
Brainerd Lakes Surgery Center adds technology
The Brainerd Lakes Surgery Center added advanced technology from GE Medical Systems, the InstaTrak Surgical Navigation system, to make endoscopic surgeries safer and more effective.
Find out what movies are opening this weekend in area theaters and read reviews of recent releases.
Passion for pets
An Irondale Township teen recently won top honors at the state 4-H dog show with her border collie, Yente.
Brainerd transportation panel meets Tuesday
The Brainerd Transportation Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Brainerd City Hall.
Pequot Lakes School Board
1. Call to order.
SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Wadena sheriff warns of identity theft scheme
WADENA - The Wadena County Sheriff's Department is warning rural residents of an identity theft scheme that has hit the county on three different occasions.
William and Pamela (Waryas) Harrington, Pine River, a boy, Ryan Patrick, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, Oct. 24, 2005. Grandparents are Barbara Waryas, Pine River, Patrick Waryas, Hoffman Estates, Ill., Susan Harrington, Hoffman Estates, Ill., and Dennis Harrington, Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Cass County court
WALKER - Jason Carl Youngs, 26, Ramsey, was sentenced in Cass County District Court for felony criminal vehicular homicide to eight months house arrest, fined $1,000 and placed on 10 years probation.
Sports editor Mike Bialka writes about St. Cloud Tech head football coach Ron Kaczor, who is battling cancer.
Baxter City Council
1. Call meeting to order.
Home to be full of holiday cheer
It will take nearly 70 hours over four days to turn Michelle and Randy Christopherson's rural Brainerd home into a winter wonderland.
Edina Realty of Brainerd and Crosslake recently raised money to help Crystal Cleaners with its annual Coats for Kids campaign.
Annual tour to feature five area homes
The Heartland Symphony Orchestra Grand House Tour will feature five homes Dec. 3.
Tip lines, award programs explained
Question: I know some police agencies have tip lines and award programs for people who turn in violators. Does the State Patrol have anything like that? If so, what is it?
Pets of the Week
Ash is a 4-month-old male Labrador-shepherd-basset hound mix. He's cute and has an easy-going disposition.
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1965) - Snow, which began falling in Brainerd at 8:30 a.m. today, figured to help local hunters in their quest for deer on the first day of the 1965 rifle season.
The hospitalized veterans were treated to a pheasant dinner at 17 locations throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. The area dinner, sponsored by American Legion Post 225 and VFW Post No. 1647, was served at the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center. Veterans from BRHSC and local nursing homes were invited.
Veteran's Day salute
Retired Sgt. Maj. Ernie Jensen recited the patriotic speech "I am the Flag" Friday during a Veterans Day program at Riverside Elementary School in Brainerd. The program included musical performances, a flag folding demonstration and several speakers.
Point of view
This is a place of worship on Highway 371 North. What is it?
We salute you
Riverside Elementary School boys' quartet members Matthew Juntunen (left), Dan Alfano, Drew Sannes and Allan Dosh performed "You're a Grand Old Flag" during a Veterans Day program Friday at the elementary school.
You're never too young to be organized
Just out of diapers, children already may have more toys than they know what to do with. That's where professional organizers such as Judi Cohen of Long Beach, N.Y., (www.theorganizedlady.com) come in.
This special little boy needs a friend
Boys, boys, boys. The Kinship Partners waiting list has so many boys who need partners. This week Kinship wants to introduce you to one very special little boy. Although we feel all of the kids on our waiting list are special and unique, this little guy has some special needs.
Help is available for runaway and homeless youths in area
The tension at home was just too much for Matt to take. Every time he came home, it was a guaranteed fight. Anything had to be better than living like that. Matt tried living with friends and slept on the sofa. That worked for a couple of weeks, and then he had to move again.
Co-signing a loan can be perilous to your financial health
Q. My friend has asked me to co-sign a loan for his new car. I don't want to hurt his feelings, but I'm uncomfortable with the idea.
Information sought on missing man
McGREGOR - The Aitkin County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in finding a 44-year-old Brainerd man who was last seen more than a week ago near McGregor.
Defendants' stories of unsolved slaying vary, records show
BUFFALO (AP) - Two men charged in an unsolved, decades-old murder case in Wright County have given authorities different stories about what happened the night of the slaying, according to court documents.
Banks: Look out for cashier check scam
A few banks in the Brainerd lakes area have reported a recent rash of money scams.
13 area residents to be honored for service to their communities
Thirteen Brainerd lakes area residents have made a difference in their communities and will be honored Tuesday at the seventh annual Distinguished Service Awards Banquet at The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Baxter.
A Page 1A story Thursday should have said an arrest warrant was issued for Kippy Wilson, 20, Cass Lake, in connection with the death of Samuel E. Dow, 23, address unknown.
Brainerd High School fashion dos and don'ts
T-shirts with snappy messages.
Joining forces on building
If all goes as planned, the Brainerd posts of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars could be sharing a building by this time next year.
"We were kind of spittin' and sputterin' at first, so we jacked them up a little bit. ... Once we started the momentum going we all had fun, and started playing well."
Handgun seized in Todd County was used in Pennsylvania murders
A handgun seized by the Todd County Sheriff's Department during a narcotics investigation was used in a double homicide in Pennsylvania, law enforcement sources said.
In fine fashion
Still wearing your flip-flops, even though it's November? Do you pop the collar on your Hollister shirt?
Maj. John Morris, state deputy chaplain, will speak at a 10 a.m. Tuesday reintegration briefing at the Brainerd Armory hosted by the Headquarters Company in Brainerd.
BHS dress code
The Brainerd High School student handbook spells out that clothing that is disruptive to the educational process, is unsafe or displays messages that contradict school rules is unacceptable. Students wearing such items will be asked to change clothes or cover up immediately or will be sent home to change.
"We're not getting married. We're just going to live together."
St. Cloud jeweler robbed of $1 million in gems in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - A jeweler was robbed of more than $1 million worth of jewelry and gems, including diamonds and rubies, while packing up to leave an art show.
Suspects sought in pair of Cass Lake homicides
Suspects are still being sought in several Cass Lake murders.
The Brainerd City Council Character Initiative Committee will meet 1 p.m. Tuesday at city hall.
Air Force general, BHS grad to speak at Veterans Day ceremony
Gen. Bruce Carlson, a four-star general in the U.S. Air Force and a 1967 Brainerd High School graduate, will speak at a one-hour Veterans Day ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Brainerd High School gymnasium.
Search continues for Brainerd man
AITKIN - The Aitkin County Sheriff's Department continued to search Friday and Saturday in the McGregor area for a missing Brainerd man.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 11 - 30 years ago (1975) - A prolonged Indian Summer officially ended today as Mother Nature dumped three inches of snow on the Brainerd area.
Pequot neighbors petition against gravel pit
Pequot Lakes residents who want to stop the construction of a 38-acre gravel pit operation in their neighborhood plan to host a community meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Pequot Lakes City Hall.
Honorees' accomplishments listed
Dutch and Irma Cragun own Cragun's Resort in East Gull Lake. They are the first couple named citizens of the year since the award began in 1974.
Due to incorrect information provided the Dispatch, the time of the Golden Gems concert was incorrect on Pages 4E and 7E Thursday. The concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in Brainerd.
The Brainerd Lakes Area Salvation Army is seeking volunteer bell ringers for Nov. 18 through Dec. 24 to help at 13 Red Kettle sites in the Brainerd/Baxter areas.
Point of view
This church is in Staples. What is it? Find the answer Sunday.
Inquiries lead to arrests
Amanda Thiesse doesn't claim to be Nancy Drew, the fictional detective who solved book mysteries. She just asked questions about her biological parents that may have sparked renewed law enforcement interest in the 1979 murder of her father in Wright County.
Evelyn G. Keith
Evelyn G. Keith, age 88, resident of Brainerd, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Shirley A. Mikish
MOTLEY - Shirley Ann Mikish, age 70, of Motley, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2005, at the Lakewood Care Center.
Marian C. Jarvela
TROMMALD - Marian C. Jarvela, 79, Trommald, died Nov. 10, 2005, at St. Cloud Hospital. She was born Jan. 31, 1926, in Brainerd to Tom and Iva (Phillips) Kokoris. She is a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Crosby, and Myrin-James American Legion Post Auxiliary No. 433 of Ironton.
Martha M. Alho
MINNEAPOLIS - Martha M. Alho, former Brainerd resident, passed away in Minneapolis Nov. 9, 2005.
William J. Bleichner
HILLMAN - William J. Bleichner, age 60, a resident of Hillman, Minn., passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at his residence.
McGREGOR - Effie Pelto, 85, of McGregor, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at Riverwood Health Care Center, Aitkin.
Donald Narveson, age 77, of Brainerd, passed away early Saturday morning, Nov. 12, 2005, at Bethany Good Samaritan. Arrangements are pending and entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake.
LASTRUP - LaVina Meyer, age 91, of Lastrup, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Duane C. Hill
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Duane Clair Hill, 73, a winter resident from Nisswa, Minn., to St. Petersburg, Fla., since 2003, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Jeffrey D. Ford
PEQUOT LAKES - Jeff D. Ford, age 39, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at St. Cloud Hospital from injuries sustained in a hunting accident. Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at Christ Lutheran Church, Baxter. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service time on Saturday at the church. Interment will be at 3 p.m. later that afternoon at Pequot Lakes City Cemetery.
Annie E. Tidrick
Annie Elizabeth Tidrick, age 86, a lifelong resident of the Rail Prairie-Scandia Valley area south of Pillager, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
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Eleanor Carter, age 86, of Brainerd, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Funeral services will be Monday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at Camp Ripley. Memorials to the Shriner's Hospital Fund are preferred in lieu of flowers.
PINE RIVER - Veta Hardy, age 96, of Pine River, passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home in Pine River.
Open Forum: Place responsibility for gun crimes on criminals
The most positive thing resulting from the passage of the so-called "gun liability" bill in the U.S. House and Senate is that as soon as the president signs it into law, all pending lawsuits against gun manufacturers and dealers by victims of gun crimes are history. About 50 red state Democrats joined the Republican majority in the House of Representatives in putting the responsibility for gun crimes where it belongs - with the criminals.
Grand Oaks Drive
Limits needed on mortgage deductions
Robert Reich, secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton, can hardly be accused of being an apologist for President George W. Bush. He differs with the president's policies in a number of areas and yet last week he gave unequivocal praise to a recommendation made recently by a White House advisory commission.
OUR OPINION: SCHOOL BOARD
Tuesday's election of new Brainerd School Board member Ruth Nelson and the retirement of outgoing member Bernie Roberts provides the community an opportunity to welcome the newcomer and to thank the departing member.
Group prepares champion' tree clones to replenish watersheds
LELAND, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's "state champion" white poplar, its trunk a whopping 20 feet in circumference, stands just off the main street of this tourist village.
Cave Dog' is on a quest to hike all 50 states in 100 days
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Ted Keizer is slight, soft-spoken and bespectacled - nothing you'd expect from a guy known in hiking and running circles as Cave Dog.
How much did the buck weigh?
As a public service to my fellow deer hunters, I put off hunting on the firearms deer opener and instead spent the weekend weighing deer.
And you think you had a rough deer season
As I was saying the other day, hunters should shoot to kill.
Pawlenty deer-less in Governor's Hunting Opener
PERHAM (AP) - No deer for the governor this year.
Trailblazers extend route
WHITESBURG, Ky. (AP) - Shad Baker is a trailblazer in the literal sense, working with an army of volunteers to build a 120-mile route along one of the highest and most isolated mountaintops in central Appalachia.
How young is too young to hunt?
OAKLAND, Md. (AP) - John Wagner was 5 when he killed his first deer with one shot from a .223-caliber rifle.
Area lakescaping projects to be highlighted on PBS
Area lake-friendly awards sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society and other partnering organizations recently were given to people who have focused on improving or preserving shorelines. As Martha Stewart would say, "It's a good thing."
Camp Ripley bowhunt harvest totals 475
Bowhunters enjoyed another successful hunt Oct. 29-30 and nearly equaled last year's record harvest at Camp Ripley.
Mike and Miranda Foy
Miranda Lyster and Mike Foy were married Oct. 1, 2005, in Lowell Park on the St. Croix River in Stillwater with Judge H. Albertson officiating.
Cindy A. Melzer and Robert J. LaFlex
Cindy A. Melzer and Robert J. LaFlex announce their engagement. A Dec. 17 wedding is planned at Free Methodist Church in Motley with a reception to follow in the church basement.
Neal and Carrie Flotterud
Carrie Duda and Neal Flotterud were married Aug. 20, 2005, aboard the Spirit of the Water cruise ship at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Red Wing with the Rev. Connie McCallister officiating.
Don and Gladi Eschenbacher
Don and Gladi Eschenbacher, Baxter, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Lexington and Bowling Green, Ky., as private guests of Cal and Lynn Strovell of Stonebridge Farms-Classic Corvettes. A family retreat will be at a later date. They were married Oct. 22, 1955, in Pine River.
Janice Person, Baxter, will celebrate her 85th birthday with family and friends Sunday.
Ross and Dona (Sedlachek) Kutil
Ross and Dona (Sedlachek) Kutil, Onamia, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Onamia Vets Club at the junction of Highways 169 and 27. Lunch will be served. They were married Nov. 26, 1955, in Brainerd.
JOHN AND DANELLE BROSTROM
Danelle Barber and John Brostrom were married Aug. 6, 2005, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Manistique, Mich., with Deacon Robert Cross officiating.
They are 'the Church'
I stood before roughly 60 senior residents of the Woodland Good Samaritan Apartment/Nursing Home on the Saturday before Reformation Sunday. It was time for the weekly Lutheran Holy Communion service and my turn to preach.
Missionary Ruben Govin from Nigeria will speak at 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday at The Remnant Ministry Center. Govin is a Nigerian pastor with an anointing to challenge and encourage the church of America.
WATERVILLE - Before the start of the second half, members of the Pierz Pioneers stat crew held up a large circular sign, for the team to charge through on its way back onto the field.
All-Minnesota final not to be
ROCHESTER - An all-Minnesota final will not materialize in the NJCAA Division III national volleyball tournament as the Central Lakes College Raiders and Ridgewater College Warriors were to meet in Saturday's semifinals.
Virnig's career day sends Pierz to state
Dating back to his days playing football during recess, Bryan Virnig never enjoyed a game like he did Nov. 4.
Pierz faces familiar foe in quarters
Pierz head football coach Leo Pohlkamp must like the number three.
WATERVILLE - Even when the Pierz Pioneers are a little off they're unbeatable.
NCS banquet Dec. 3 at Falls Ballroom
The North Central Speedway annual awards banquet is scheduled Dec. 3 at the Falls Ballroom in Little Falls.
Broomball registration due Friday
Friday is the deadline for registering for the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department's broomball league.
ROCHESTER - The Central Lakes College volleyball team learned that it's not always how well you start but how you finish.
Upcoming sporting events in the Brainerd lakes area:
Upcoming sporting events
Pipestone eliminates Pine River-Backus
ST. PAUL - The Pine River-Backus Tigers came out fighting against the Pipestone Arrows in the consolation semifinals Friday night, one day after losing to Lake of the Woods in the Class 2A state quarterfinals.
Shooting for three-peat
The Central Lakes College men's basketball program is on a roll.
Love of God helps Landecker find success in cross country
In six years as a varsity cross country runner for the Staples-Motley Cardinals, Hannah Landecker traveled many miles.
'If we play our best, we'll be fine'
The last two seasons the Central Lakes College volleyball Raiders team has had national titles within its reach, but in the end fell short.
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LF, S-M swimmers advance to finals
SAUK RAPIDS - Six relays and five individuals, from either Little Falls or Staples-Motley, advanced to the finals following their performance in the prelims of the Section 3, Class 1A swim meet Thursday.
Northern Lakes honors S-M's Warner, Swalbowski, Pilgrim
Three Staples-Motley football players have earned individual awards from the Northern Lakes Conference.
PR-B title hopes spiked
ST. PAUL - The top-ranked Lake of the Woods Bears volleyball team has a number of ways it can beat an opponent. The Bears are aggressive, play solid defense and possess an offense that gives teams nightmares.
Pierz players make all-state
Pierz Pioneer seniors Lisa Pohlkamp and Lisa Kurtz have been named to the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association Class 2A All-State Team.
Lessons can be learned from strange deer-hunting stories
Deer season brings out the worst in a lot of hunters, as a friend reminds me every year at this time.
In the Brainerd lakes area:
ATSUGI, Japan - We wield remote controls to turn things on and off, make them advance, make them halt. Ground-bound pilots use remotes to fly drone airplanes, soldiers to maneuver battlefield robots.
Satellite radio for the rest of the world, if they'll listen
It's one of the stranger consequences of globalization: in India, salesmen are going door to door selling satellite radios that receive, among other things, NPR's "All Things Considered."
New BlackBerry more grippable, screen dazzles
NEW YORK - There are, by now, a slew of BlackBerry-like cell phones with typewriter keyboards for mobile e-mail. But none, including Palm Inc.'s popular Treo, has yet mustered a following that resembles the malady affectionately known as "CrackBerry" addiction.
Women's age is factor in estrogen studies
Researchers say hormone replacement therapy may still be a valuable option for some younger women.
Video blogging tools need better integration
NEW YORK - First came words, then came photos. Now, many Web journals are incorporating moving images - and one blogging service aims to make producing and displaying such video easier.
N.J. professor studies ice-hardy worms
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Normally fodder for anglers and early birds, worms are now getting attention at NASA - particularly a little-known species that lives in freezing temperatures and can survive two years without food.
New iPod plays video, but music still rules
Watching a TV show requires far more attention than listening to a song, so it would be no surprise if Apple Computer Inc.'s new video-capable iPod music player provided a less-than-satisfying viewing experience.
Get your Favorite Vacation Photo published
Elaine Carlson took this photo while she was visiting family in Lawn, Newfoundland. Lawn is located on the Burin Peninsula. "Newfoundland is such a beautiful place and the people are wonderfully warm and friendly," said Carlson.
Believe It or Not!'
ORLANDO, Fla. - The first thing you'll probably notice is the shark. At 17 feet long, it's the biggest ever caught on rod and reel. What's left of its two terrifying tons now hangs preserved above a dull warehouse floor.
The Weather Channel tries to loosen up
NEW YORK (AP) - The Weather Channel forecast: a high-pressure system of comedy.
Piles of leaves
Weather drawing by Rainbow Buzzalini of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly cloudy and mild. Highs from the mid 50s north to the
'Weather Man' Sprang From Storms of Writer's Life
HOLLYWOOD -- For screenwriter Steven Conrad, the story began when he witnessed a friend chuck a milkshake at their local Florida weatherman, Al Sunshine. It started Conrad thinking about why weathermen, often local celebrities, inspire a backlash against their bogus television nicknames and are held responsible for every bad weather forecast.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy. Patchy dense fog in the morning far
State forecast for Minnesota
...Wind advisories most of the state tonight through sunday...
State forecast for North Dakota.
...Wind advisory southwest this afternoon and early evening...
The Forecast: Ominous
WASHINGTON - In its latest cover story, Weatherwise, the 58-year-old Washington-based meteorology magazine, asks a question that's on a lot of people's minds these days:
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Wind advisory late tonight through sunday...
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s.
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly sunny and warm. Highs 65 to 70 north through east central...Otherwise 70s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory west and central this afternoon and statewide tonight...
The hunt is on
Weather drawing by Sam Winter in the Nisswa School third-grade class of Mrs. Taatjes.
Look, Dear - More Catastrophes!
What is it with our obsession with big weather? After this season's record-setting onslaught of tropical storms and hurricanes - 23 from Arlene to Katrina to Wilma - and after the hurricane-induced mega-disaster of New Orleans, one would think we might want a respite, an end to disaster for a time. Yet as another giant storm plowed into Nicaragua last week, we watched again with awe - and perhaps with an unacknowledged yen for apocalypse, a yearning that dares not say its name. But it has a name.
State forecast for Iowa
...Wind advisory late this evening and sunday north...
Family Caregiver support group to meet
Infertility support group
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