Baxter policeDISTURBANCE - At 3:39 a.m. Tuesday officers received a report of a disturbance at a residence on the 100 block of Third Avenue Northeast. An 18-year-old man fled upon officers' arrival and was later located at a residence on the 1000 block of Maple Street. The man was transported to Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center and then to detox. He was cited for underage consumption of alcohol.
Gregory and Andrea (Kvamme) Anderson, Little Falls, a girl, Alexis Renee, 8 pounds, 7 ounces, Nov. 12, 2010. Grandparents are Richard and Beverly Kvamme, Park Rapids, and Myrna Anderson, Minot, N.D. Great-grandparent is Olaf Nordbo, Northwood, N.D.
Baxter Police: CRASHES - A crash with no injuries was reported at 12:46 p.m. Monday at Golf Course and Fairview roads.
NARFE Chapter No. 738: The National Active Retired Federal Employees Brainerd Chapter No. 738 will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Countryside Restaurant in Motley. Social hour is at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at 12:30 p.m. There will be a discussion regarding future programs for 2011.
St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd
Engineering physics: It's a new world
Dan Macy, who attended Central Lakes College in 1997-98, returned to the Brainerd campus recently for a chance to work with first-semester engineering physics students.
On a roll: lakes area bowling
Members of the conference champion Brainerd Warriors bowling team: coach Greg Anderson (front left), Samantha Holmes, Robert Stange, Jared Magstadt, Sam Larson (back left), Derek Maier, Zach Hewitt and coach Rob Carper.
PETS OF THE WEEK
Peanut is a 19-pound, 3-month-old spayed lab/shepherd mix. She is very energetic and loves to be around people.
Brian Steffen of Cushing, a Central Lakes College student, demonstrated archery technique during the 2010 Governor's Deer Hunting Opener Youth Expo on Nov. 5 at Camp Ripley.
November sunset on Gull
"Fire in the sky - November sunset over Gull Lake." - Tom Steiger, Nisswa.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
"Our grandchildren, Alex and Brady Toensing, found a fun way to cool off after being a big help cutting day lily stems in our garden." Photo submitted by Connie Toensing, Baxter.
Want to be a mentor? Just be yourself
One of the questions we often hear when talking to a prospective mentor is "What type of activities should I do with the child?"
Board hears drug court report
An Adult Drug Court report that was released Tuesday to the Crow Wing County Board showed that the program has been successful for the past four years.
Conservation easements on upswing in lakes area
BACKUS - Conservation easements allow owners to keep their land, use it or sell it and local governments to keep collecting taxes on it, but the easements prevent residential, commercial or industrial development.
HISTORY ON DISPLAY
The Library of Congress brought its traveling exhibition featuring facsimiles of famous documents to Brainerd Tuesday. The exhibit is free to the public and runs through Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the city hall parking lot. The exhibit is housed in a specialized 18-wheel truck (right).
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1990): Three proposed snowmobile routes will be reviewed by the city council, and one may be recommended as the designated trail for the season. The three were chosen from seven that were identified that could get people through Brainerd and across the Mississippi.
Ward announces Fast Track history grant for Cuyuna Range area
State Rep. John Ward, DFL-Brainerd, has announced the Cuyuna Iron Range Heritage Network has been awarded a Fast Track history grant from Minnesota appropriations from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Child porn charges filed
A summons filed Friday in Crow Wing County District Court alleges that Steven "Gus" Augustinack, who was named the 2010 Distinguished Service Award Citizen of the Year last month for his charitable work with many area service organizations, possessed more than two dozen files containing child pornography on his home computer.
Brainerd pond hockey deadline is Dec. 17
The deadline to register for the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department's pond hockey programs is Dec. 17.
Banquet will be held
Steven "Gus" Augustinack - who was named the Brainerd Citizen of the Year in October - will not accept the honor at the 2010 Distinguished Service Awards Banquet Thursday at The Lodge in Baxter.
Gander Mountain project a step closer
BAXTER - The redevelopment of the Gander Mountain site to include more retail stores and two restaurants took another step forward Tuesday.
More talk on project
The College Drive reconstruction project, rejected by the Brainerd City Council a month ago, has been given new life.
Emergency post to be full-time position
BACKUS - Cass County will increase the county emergency management position from half to full time and assign the additional work hours to be spent implementing the upgraded ARMER emergency communications system.
Emotion on high as school demolition begins
WADENA - It was an emotional roller coaster ride for those in the Wadena-Deer Creek School District Monday. And the highs and lows were extreme.
Liquor zone provision changed
Existing bars in downtown Brainerd now have the option of switching locations within the downtown liquor zone without having to convert to mostly food sales.
More than 1,000 Harley-Davidson owners will converge upon the Brainerd lakes area in June of 2012 for a Minnesota State H.O.G. - Harley Owners Group - Rally.
The Crow Wing County Board today extended by 30 days the public comment period for currently proposed revisions to the County Zoning Ordinance. Written comments from the public are encouraged by the new deadline of Dec. 20.
Thursday's Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff will highlight $110,000 goal
The Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army will conduct its 2010 Kettle Kickoff from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the WalMart Supercenter in Baxter.
Ski swap slated Saturday at BHS
The Brainerd Lakes Area Ski Swap, sponsored by Brainerd Nordic Ski Club, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Brainerd High School cafeteria.
This was Brainerd
100 years ago (1910):The Keltners, eccentric comedians who have a singing and dancing act, arrived today from Duluth and will appear at the Grand this evening. The pictures will undergo a complete change, the strongest film being entitled "The Smugglers."
Dance team ready for kickoff
The Brainerd High School dance team ended its 2009-10 season on a high note.
Region 5 update presented
BACKUS - Cheryal Lee Hills, Region Five Development Commission director, updated Cass County commissioners Tuesday on the progress she has made toward paying off debt the region incurred several years ago and progress toward coordinating member counties' services.
Attorney general to air fraud prevention tips at forum here
BAXTER - Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson will be a featured speaker at a fraud prevention seminar scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Lodge at Brainerd Lakes.
Older adults, unfortunately, are the daily victims of financial frauds and scams.
Medicare cuts could hurt Longville Ambulance
BACKUS - The Longville Ambulance Service will be among medical service providers to lose funding if Congress fails to postpone this year the pending Medicare-provided payment cuts.
Airport bond bid awarded
The Crow Wing County Board Tuesday awarded a bid for the general obligation airport improvement refunding bonds that will save the county an estimated $198,000.
Donald D. Wheeler
DEERWOOD - Donald Douglas Wheeler, age 87, of Deerwood, died on Nov. 13, 2010, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. He was born on Aug. 31, 1923, in Flint, Mich., to Clifford and Rose (Deneen) Wheeler.
PILLAGER - The funeral Mass for Brian Holzer, 34, of Pillager, Minn., formerly of Casselton, N.D., will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Casselton, N.D. Visitation will be Friday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. with a prayer service starting at 6:30 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Oakes. He died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010.
Richard "Dick" Chenoweth passed away Nov. 16, 2010, at home. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Friends and relatives are invited to gather on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 5-7 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples with prayers at 6:45 p.m. Interment will be at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at the Minnesota Veteran Cemetery in Little Falls before the service at the church.
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Robert E. Schrier
AITKIN - Robert "Bob" E. Schrier, 80, of Aitkin, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at his residence in Glen Township.
Gary E. Lundquist
DEERWOOD - Gary Edwin Lundquist, age 62, of Deerwood, died on Nov. 11, 2010, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. He was born on May 23, 1948, in Crosby to Emil and Lauraine (Nelson) Lundquist. He married Melanie Jean Peterson on April 19, 1975, in Crosby.
Genevieve N. Schirmer
GRAND RAPIDS - Genevieve N. Schirmer, age 99, of Grand Rapids, Minn., died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital.
Corey S. Meyer
COON RAPIDS - Corey S. Meyer, age 38, of Coon Rapids, Minn., died of a hunting accident on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, in Otter Tail County. Memorial service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, Minn., with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. A private interment will be held at a later date.
Joseph H. Hoehn
LITTLE FALLS - Joseph H. Hoehn, 91-year-old resident of Little Falls, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at his home. Funeral services for Joseph H. Hoehn will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 at the Little Falls Alliance Church with the Rev. Phil Ronzheimer and the Rev. Roland Jennings officiating.
Case not closed
After nearly three years of work, a Justice Department special prosecutor announced this week that he will not seek criminal charges against Central Intelligence Agency officials for destroying dozens of videotapes depicting the harsh interrrogation of two suspected terrorists.
Open Forum: Social Security and other sad news
This morning I read in the Dispatch the proposed cuts to Social Security and other programs, to finally try and do something about the deficit. Although I am on Social Security I'm not going to come out against this action right now for two reasons. First, it will never happen because our Congress is more than a little dysfunctional and I seriously doubt they will do anything but fight amongst themselves. Secondly, if pigs fly and it does happen, I agree something has to happen somewhere. When you're broke, you're broke.
OTHER OPINION: Waterboarding
Former President George W. Bush admits to a few errors in his newly released memoir - but authorizing the waterboarding of captured terrorists is not one of them. "Damn right," he quotes himself as saying about using the technique on Sept. 11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Mr. Bush's cockiness on the subject is a measure of how distorted his views remain on the subject of torture, and how inadequate the legal barriers against it continue to be.
Open Forum: No longer time for business as usual
Sorry this thank you to all those who voted for me is so late. It was a pleasure to meet the many people and talk with all of you.
Obama's creeping deadline
When it comes to Afghanistan policy, December 2014 is the new July 2011.
Parks are important to our community: I have children and I know the importance of parks and the different recreational programs in a community. Parks provide a healthy outlet for youths and are a great asset to the community. I commend our park board for taking a stance to hire someone who has the right skills to lead this for our community. Good leadership is well worth it.
Tyner selected for NCAA Championships
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Brainerd High School graduate Justin Tyner of the Air Force Academy men's cross country team was selected to compete in the NCAA Championships, the NCAA Division I selection committee announced Sunday.
Fan buses chartered for Warriors' trip to Dome
Fan buses will be chartered for the Brainerd Warriors game against Rosemount in the Class 5A state semifinals Friday night at the Metrodome.
Eggena's goals power Northern Lakes to 2-1 win
MOOSE LAKE - Two goals from Kaylyn Eggena were the key for Northern Lakes in a 2-1 season-opening victory over the host Moose Lake-Willow River on Tuesday night.
LOCAL SPORT SHORTS
Pequot Lakes High School head football coach Chip Lohmiller was selected as the Heart O'Lakes North Division Football Coach of the Year this season.
The story behind Wadena-Deer Creek's great story
A mother always knows best.
Warriors' Etterman headed for U
Katy Etterman stands only 5-foot-2 but she has made a big impact on a diving board for the Brainerd Warriors.
Girls hockey game postponed Friday
The Brainerd/Little Falls Flying Warriors girls hockey season opener against Crookston, originally scheduled Friday night at Brainerd Area Civic Center, has been postponed due to the Warriors playing in the state football semifinals at 8:15 p.m.
Faulk, CLC run over Vikings
Bring your running shoes and try to keep up.
Lunkers name pitching coach
The Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers announced Monday the hiring of Steven Brown of Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn., as pitching coach for the 2011 season.
Raiders jump out to 3-0 start, beat Itasca
The Central Lakes College Raiders continued their sizzling start to the season with an 80-61 victory over former Northern Division rival Itasca on Tuesday night.
C-I's Zillmer lands deal with NDSU
CROSBY - Hayden Zillmer checked another goal off his list Monday as the Crosby-Ironton senior signed a Division I National Letter of Intent to wrestle at North Dakota State University next season.
Tuesday Girls hockey Pequot Lakes vs. Moose Lake-Willow River at Moose Lake 7 p.m.
Weather drawing by Grace Rivers in the Pine River-Backus class of Mrs. Holden.
Time to put the rakes away
Weather drawing by Chloe Munsch in the Baxter third grade of Mrs. Campion.
State forecast for Minnesota
Tuesday...Cloudy with patchy morning dense fog in the south. A
State forecast for N.D.
Wednesday...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of light snow
State forecast for Iowa
Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow south.
Crow Wing County forecast
Wednesday...Cloudy. Highs 33 to 38. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Crow Wing County
Tuesday...Cloudy. Highs 33 to 38. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
State forecast for S.D.
Wednesday...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of snow west and south. Breezy statewide. Highs mainly in the middle 30s...With a few upper 20s far northwest.
State forecast for Wisconsin
Tuesday...Partly to mostly cloudy. Chance of light snow west...Slight chance of rain and snow mix early central...Becoming chance of light rain during the day. Highs from the upper 30s northwest...To the lower 50s southeast. Tuesday night...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of mixed rain and snow showers north central...Slight chance of rain showers central to southwest. Lows from the mid 20s northwest...To the mid 30s east.
The nation's weather
Two areas of active weather were anticipated across the nation Tuesday. A developing low pressure system in the Southeast was forecast to strengthen as flow around it pulled in ample moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.
State forecast for Wisconsin
Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow showers...Becoming all rain south in the afternoon. Highs from the mid 30s northwest...To the upper 40s southeast.
State forecast for Iowa
Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Highs 35 to 56.
State forecast for Minnesota
Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. A chance of flurries west. Highs in the
State forecast for S.D.
Tuesday...Cloudy west and north...Partly to mostly cloudy southeast. Rain or snow likely west...Spreading east into the plains in the afternoon. Highs upper 30s to middle 40s.
State forecast for N.D.
Tuesday...Cloudy. Rain and snow developing west by early afternoon.
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