Crow Wing Power trust board donates nearly $54,000 to programs
The Crow Wing Power Community Trust Board donated nearly $54,000 to community programs during its fourth quarter meeting in October.
Program to help displaced AcroTech, ATEK workers
With winter job losses approaching, the state announced it would fund a special project to help AcroTech Midwest and ATEK workers with retraining and job seeking.
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Michelle Anderson joined Bremer Bank in Brainerd as a credit analyst in the business banking area.
January opening expected
Construction on the Wal-Mart Super Center, which includes a McDonald's restaurant, appears to be on schedule for a January opening. Signs have been going up along Highway 371 South and on the storefront just off Glory Road in Baxter.
Customers visiting artists proves to be cost effective
ONAMIA -- Industry trends point to studio tours where customers go to the artist.
Cypress apartments project
The Cypress Apartments project broke ground last week.
Annual event posts big numbers
ONAMIA -- For years people have been familiar with the crowds filling Little Falls for the annual Arts and Crafts Fair, but the actual numbers may be surprising.
Midwest Dairy Expo slated Nov. 30-Dec. 1
ST. CLOUD -- The Midwest Dairy Expo will be Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the St. Cloud Civic Center.
Tourism council meets in St. Paul
The new Explore Minnesota Tourism Council appointed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty met for the first time last week and included lakes area residents.
Because of incorrect information supplied the Dispatch, the Lutheran Social Services Dining menu for the Lakes Area Senior Center on Page 12H Friday should have been listed as follows:
Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday
A John Deere logging skidder, owned by Hatch Logging of Crosby, caught fire. The estimated damage to the skidder was $25,000.
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
William and Sandra (Sather) Aydt, Baxter, a girl, Rachel Marjorie, 7 pounds, Oct. 31, 2004. Grandparents are Donna Sather, Garrison, Dennis (Chuck) and Vicky Sather, Nisswa, and Stan and Marjorie Aydt, Plymouth. Great-grandparents are Donna Lewis, Deerwood, and Adabelle Sather, Gonvick.
MILACA -- A 40-year-old Milaca woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday at the intersection of Highway 169 and Mille Lacs County Road 11, north of Milaca, reported the State Patrol.
Christopher and Amy (Sheflo) Ylinen, Sauk Rapids, a boy, Brennan Christopher, 9 pounds, 15 ounces, Oct. 24, 2004. Grandparents are Mark and Christine Sheflo, Merrifield, Jan Jensen, Brainerd, and Don and Cheryl Ylinen, Brainerd. Great-grandparents are Robert and Geneva Sheflo, Mesa, Ariz., Ed and Ella Mae Jensen, Hazel Amic and Myrtle Ylinen.
Osakis woman killed in vehicle-deer accident
LONG PRAIRIE -- A 22-year-old Osakis woman was killed Friday after a deer hit the vehicle she was driving, reported the Todd County Sheriff's Department.
Adult partners find matches rewarding
"What the heart gives away is never gone...It is kept in the heart of others." -- Robin St. John
He was generally surprised
Larry Helsene (left), former Brainerd Police officer, received congratulations from Gen. Rick Erlandson, the Minnesota Army National Guard's 34th Infantry Division commanding general, during a surprise party Friday for Helsene's retirement from the Minnesota Army National Guard at Cabin Fever in Little Falls.
Exsted named chief of police in Baxter
BAXTER -- Jim Exsted, Baxter Police Department sergeant, is the city's new police chief.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 21 - 100 years ago (1904) - It was a very interesting meeting that was held last night at the YMCA rooms by the Young Men's Club. The question of debate was, "Resolved that the city of Brainerd should own its own water works. "The judges were unanimous in their decision, being in favor of the negative."
Soldiers given send-off with ceremony in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- Leaving a 5-month-old daughter and three boys at home will be one of the toughest things Sgt. Mark Doucette of Brainerd will have to do in his lifetime.
COMING THURSDAY IN NEIGHBORS
Catch a ride
Kids give thanks
The first lights of Christmas
Susan Getts-Ackerman, main designer of the Good Samaritan's second annual Festival of Trees at the Legacy Clubhouse at Cragun's Resort, adjusted an ornament on the tree titled "Angels of Hope" and sponsored by Silver Creek Traders in honor of Dru Sjodin and Erika Dalquist.
Bookmobile temporarily out of service
Because of mechanical failure of the current bookmobile, Kitchigami Regional Library's bookmobile service has been terminated for the next few weeks.
Bob Klaverkamp, 76, who started out as a Mankato newspaper boy and became group publisher of Time Inc. magazines in Asia, passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004.
Esther J. Dalager
SPENCER, Iowa -- Esther J. Dalager, the daughter of Jens and Selma Carlson Dahl Swanson, was the first baby born in the Spencer Hospital on Jan. 19, 1915. Her family lived in Spencer, Hector, Minn., and Buffalo Lake, Minn., where she graduated from high school in 1933.
HILLMAN TOWNSHIP Kenneth Bednar, age 68, of Hillman Township, Morrison County, Minn., passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at his home in Hillman Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday Nov. 23, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Pierz.
OTHER OPINION: HEALTH CARE
Deficit spending didn't bother the Bush administration when the issue was tax cuts. Congress had no trouble finding "savings" to supposedly offset new costs when the costs were in a corporate tax bill stuffed with special-interest provisions. But when it comes to health care for poor children, different, stricter rules seem to apply. This lame-duck Congress is poised to leave town without taking any action to restore $1 billion in federal funding for children's health care that wasn't used before its Sept. 30 expiration and therefore reverted to the Treasury. Republican lawmakers say they don't oppose renewing the funding but insist that it has to be paid for with cuts elsewhere. The result is that some 200,000 low-income children will be at risk of losing health coverage in the next three years.
This summer Pine River/Backus moved a day treatment program from Pine River to the Backus campus. Cameras and computer lines were installed and the electrical was updated. Now they want to move the elementary and secondary programs to Pine River over Christmas. This means installing cameras in the elementary and high school classrooms as well as putting in a new timeout room, which takes a camera and a special door. Are we doing this to save money or is it a burden for some to have to travel from Pine River to Backus?
Open Forum: Its time to get behind the president
I read with interest and humor the letter from Crosslake suggesting a name change for the Democratic Party. It seemed to me that both parties did plenty of complaining and lying this fall. The writer is either too young or has a short memory and cannot recall the eight continuous years of complaining by the GOP (no silly acronym, please) from 1992 until the year 2000. Perhaps we should get behind our president and try to make America better as suggested by the writer from Pequot Lakes. I'm certain he did that during President Clinton's second term. I might add that, as a Democrat, I am perfectly happy and proud to live in the United States, Minnesota, Crow Wing County, and Ideal Township.
Bear harvest in northeastern Minnesota deemed good for 2004
Bear harvest in northeastern Minnesota was better than the 10-year average, but well below the high harvests of 1995 and 2001. Hunter success depends a great deal on natural food supplies. When they're good, hunters have difficulty attracting bears to bait.
Every year the opening weekend of firearms deer hunting results in some of the more bizarre stories of the year. 2004 is no exception, as illustrated by the following reports from DNR conservation officers for the week of Nov. 6-13.
Special regulations announced for Lake of the Woods walleye, sauger
The DNR has announced new size and possession limits for walleye and sauger on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River starting Dec. 1.
North Country Q & A
Can planting trees help lower my heating and cooling bills?
Teen bags the 'Roscoe buck'
When the deer season ended last year the Knebel party from Pillager, including father Jim and sons John and Andy, heard talk of the "Roscoe buck," a huge 16-pointer that had been seen near the small Stearns County town where they hunt. A year later one of the Knebels encountered the "Roscoe buck."
Nov. 27 -- Muzzleloader deer hunting opens; bobcat, fisher, marten trapping opens
Meetings scheduled for proposed Leech regulations
The DNR is proposing experimental regulations for walleyes on Leech Lake due to weak spawning classes since 1997. The regulations would take effect in May 2005 and continue for eight years.
WEALTHWOOD -- Wealthwood Rod and Gun Club will host a pancake breakfast and fun shoot to help raise funds for the 11th annual Radiothon to End Child Abuse.
Aaron Peterson, Brainerd, shot this piebald deer Nov. 14 near Pine River.
Look within city limits for record-breaking bucks
If you don't mind honking horns, barking dogs and police and fire sirens, this is a great time of year to bag a city buck with your bow and arrow. By now the bulldozers have pushed them and the gun hunters have pushed them. Now's the time for bowhunters to fill their tags if they haven't already.
Hunter finds a new set of antlers for the fireplace
Dave Strobel began hunting deer 45 years ago near Legionville. Fourteen years ago he bought 160 acres near Bertha in Todd County and his party concentrated its efforts there. It's been a worthwhile endeavor, as the Strobel party has been skunked just once over the past 14 years.
Project FeederWatch is great way to be an active birder throughout winter
It's beginning to feel a lot like winter. Most migrating birds, as well as early snow birds, have gone south. Some people look on with envy as the final flocks wing their way to warmer climes.
GREGORY AND ALISON MEDECK
Alison Christa Seevers and Gregory Tim Medeck were married Sept. 4, 2004, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice with the Rev. Eddie Kraemer officiating.
Four generations recently gathered in Phoenix to share in the arrival of Ava Hines, who was born May 28. Pictured are Ava Hines, daughter; Vanessa Hines, mother; Rhonda Hines, grandmother; and Ursula Cage, great-grandmother.
Lura Van Duyn and Justin Hanson
Lura Van Duyn and Justin Hanson announce their engagement. Parents are James and Nedra Van Duyn, Brainerd, Robert and Ruth Ann Hanson, Pequot Lakes, and Donna and Thomas Loughman, Murrieta, Calif. A Dec. 4 wedding is planned at Park United Methodist Church.
JASON AND TINA LAXEN
Tina Ludwig and Jason Laxen were married Aug. 28, 2004, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Madeline Island in LaPointe, Wis., with Deacon Juan Carlos officiating.
GREG AND JANELLE BREEN
Janelle Warburton and Greg Breen were married Oct. 9, 2004, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor David Holte officiating.
Betty and Norm Shifflett
Betty and Norm Shifflett recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Hawaiian style with family and friends on the Mississippi Belle paddleboat. They will be enjoying a vacation in Maui, Hawaii, this December. The event was hosted by their children. They were married Sept. 12, 1964, in St. Cloud.
JOEL AND SARA YLINEN
Sara Kay Bain and Joel Thomas Ylinen were married Aug. 14, 2004, at Living Waters Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids with Pastor Larry Strenge officiating.
Jamie Lynne Bjerkness and Jeremy Steven Neyens
Jamie Lynne Bjerkness and Jeremy Steven Neyens announce their engagement. Parents are Owen and Caralee Bjerkness, Brainerd, and Jerry and Wanda Neyens, Brainerd. A Dec. 4 wedding is planned at First Lutheran Church.
Sarah Drinkwine and Matthew Schuety
Sarah Drinkwine and Matthew Schuety announce their engagement. Parents are Sandra Drinkwine, Superior, Wis., and Stephen and Kathleen Schuety, Brainerd. A May 29, 2005, wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Speed wins in 2A semis
MINNEAPOLIS -- It was a battle of power vs. speed.
Marvin served up Tigers' state trip
Lara Marvin still hasn't come down from the excitement after setting the Pine River-Backus Tigers to the state volleyball tournament.
Dispatch All-Area Volleyball Team
The 2004 Brainerd Dispatch All-Area Volleyball Team consists of six seniors and six juniors. Four players were named to the team for the second year.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Prior to Friday's Class 2A state football semifinal, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown head coach Jon Bakken said Christian Even was scary.
COMING MONDAY IN SPORTS
Hoops and pucks
Spuds stifle Warriors
They can skate, stickhandle and score.
The Brainerd Family YMCA is accepting registrations for its upcoming adult basketball league.
Wagner led S-M's offense and defense in playoff run
The Staples-Motley Cardinals football team played with a chip on its shoulder all season and no player personified that more than Jake Wagner.
Brainerd bowlers advance to state
Warrior Mike Anderson led Brainerd to the state tournament.
Geisler leads Greenway past Gobblers
AITKIN -- Tara Geisler poured in 29 points for the Greenway Raiders in a 57-24 triumph over the Aitkin Gobblers in the season opener for both girls' basketball teams Friday.
All-Area top 10
Lisa Pohlkamp, Pierz 306
PR-B, point blank
When Erin Cusac steps on the volleyball court, opponents take notice.
'Halo 2' a worthy sequel that mostly lives up to the hype
Even if you don't play video games, chances are you've heard about "Halo 2."
The $70 portable video player, not for the hi-fidelity connoisseur
Portable video players have been around for a while.
Self-destructing DVDS about to reach a wider audience
LOS ANGELES -- The Christmas-themed movie "Noel" most likely won't be coming to a theater near you -- but if you miss it on cable, there's always the self-destructing DVD.
Heavenly sales for Microsoft's 'Halo 2'
Across the nation, fans lined up for hours at some 7,000 planned "midnight madness" events recently to get first crack at the $50 sequel from Microsoft Corp.
Photos plus music equals an expensive iPod
First Apple put some color on the iPod, when it offered the iPod mini in a palette of pastel hues, and now it has put some color inside it, in the form of the new iPod Photo.
Favorite Vacation Photo
Sue Hagen, of Pequot Lakes, said this was her favorite vacation photo because "it was taken in Alaska, a trip that our youngest daughter, Amy, planned with her grandmother."
Wisconsin state forecast
This afternoon...Mostly cloudy...But some breaks in the cloud cover southwest. Steady or slowly falling temperatures from the upper 30s northwest...And from the upper 40s southeast.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Becoming partly cloudy during the afternoon. Highs in the
Update to 2004-2005 Winter Season Forecast
STATE COLLEGE, PA November 18, 2004 The AccuWeather.com Winter Storm Center today released an update to its 2004-2005 Winter Forecast, which was originally issued in mid-October. AccuWeather is continuing to forecast colder-than-normal temperatures over the East, including the Northeast, the region that accounts for 90 percent of the heating oil use in the U.S. In addition, much of the East will experience normal to above-normal snowfall.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly sunny west with a few morning flurries...Partly to
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Scattered snow showers north. Partly to mostly cloudy
One nervous bird
Weather drawing by Duncan Vinje in the Baxter third grade of Mrs. Brenny.
Rain, isolated thunderstorms across much of the East, mid-Atlantic
Isolated thunderstorms loomed over the East and mid-Atlantic states early Saturday, while more snow was likely in the Rockies and much of the West expected dry, calm conditions.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy...Or becoming mostly cloudy much of east this morning...Then decreasing clouds. Partly cloudy west...Except considerably cloudy far southwest. A few snow showers black hills and northwest this morning. Highs 35 to 45.
The Weather Elsewhere
Tree of Life lighting ceremony
We, at the Warrior Outlet, would like to thank the Brainerd Lakes Inn and its customers for their support during our fund-raiser for Megan Ament. Your help is greatly appreciated.
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