Lewis Sjodin, Walker, and John Furney, Pine River, are members of the Chemistry Club at Bemidji State University for the 2005-2006 academic year. Sjodin is a senior majoring in science and medical technology. Furney is a senior majoring in chemistry. The Chemistry Club is an on-campus organization designed to create opportunities for student to interact beyond the classroom through meetings, activities and off-campus outings.
Michele Jones and Greg Kohl, Fort Ripley, a boy, Nathan Alexander Kohl, 6 pounds, 13 ounces, Oct. 22, 2005.
A listing of services at the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center on Page 6A Sunday incorrectly reported which patients are served in Building 22. The building is the site of treatment for mentally ill adults.
Championship day at the pool
Find out if any Brainerd Warriors swimmers walked away with medals dangling from their necks from the final day of the Class 2A state swimming and diving meet.
New direction in Nisswa
Days after Susan Mezzenga sold her longtime family business, she realized she didn't want to stop working. A job opening for a new Nisswa chamber director felt like a calling.
The Dispatch incorrectly listed figures cited by Paul Fiske of Aitkin in an Open Forum in Monday's Commentary section. The sentence should have read: "At the end of World War II, corporate America paid 35 percent of taxes, in 2005 they pay 7 percent.
Holiday movie preview
The new "Harry Potter" is just the first of several blockbusters being served up this holiday season. Make your list and check it twice with help from our movie preview.
EMILY - A 58-year-old Minnetonka man who was staying at an acquaintance's cabin in Emily died Saturday after being pinned beneath a four-wheeler.
Pastor installed for a new church
Pastor Carl Larson, who was installed as the first pastor and developer for the Rejoice Lutheran Church, preached Sunday at Forestview Middle School in Baxter. The joint worship service included the four Brainerd-Baxter Evangelical Lutheran Church of America churches that cooperated to launch Rejoice Lutheran. Larson has been pastor of Bethel Lutheran in Little Falls. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Just like Judy
Linda Eder led off Saturday night's Brainerd concert with "Almost Like Being in Love," but for the fans who gathered at a post-show reception, there's no "almost" about it. They love Eder's music, and they aren't shy about saying so.
CLC makes changes on Staples campus
STAPLES - Joe Opatz, interim president of Central Lakes College, on Sunday announced several major new initiatives for the Staples campus.
Point of view
This government building is in Little Falls. What is it? Find the answer Tuesday.
Teen back from China
A whirlwind six-day tour of China has left Brainerd High School senior Jennifer Dens a little sleep-deprived. But given the chance she would do it all over again.
"I heard somebody say, well, maybe so-and-so is not patriotic because they disagree with my position. I totally reject that thought."
Dealing with dogs
Township officers had one word for Crow Wing County in regard to paying the bill to pick up stray dogs - accountability.
A glance at four special elections for Legislature
- Location: parts of Plymouth and Minnetonka.
Deer season keeps meat cutter busy in Pine River
Wally Anderson never could sit around doing nothing.
Point of view
This is a building (above) in downtown Little Falls. What is it?
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 21 - 30 years ago (1975) - Ground-breaking ceremonies are scheduled Dec. 15 for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company's new building at Sixth and Maple, part of a four-year $7.8 million improvement project.
City, Baxter may jointly pursue local sales tax
The cities of Brainerd and Baxter may join forces in pursuing a local option sales tax in 2006.
Crow Wing deputies to ticket seat belt offenders
Officers throughout Crow Wing County will be ticketing seat belt offenders during the Thanksgiving holiday as part of a statewide Safe and Sober campaign running daily through Sunday.
Plant at fault
CROSSLAKE - Earlier this month, Crosslake City Council members received a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency letter of warning, listing eight violations that extend back through fall, summer and spring involving wastewater plant discharges into the Pine River.
School board directs listing of possible cuts
PINE RIVER - The Pine River-Backus School District operating and bond referendums were voted down by district residents Nov. 8, which translates into significant budget and program cuts for the next two years.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 22 - 100 years ago (1905) - There was one of the heaviest snow storms in a long time last night. At this point at least a foot of snow fell and the wind blew a terrific gale all night. The result was that there were large drifts of snow on the sidewalks and streets.
It's called a Backus school, but it's not really in Backus
PINE RIVER - It may be called Backus Elementary School, but the school is actually located in Powers Township, not the city of Backus.
Bruce E. Bolles
Bruce E. Bolles, 78, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Charles 'Charlie' Reaser
LITTLE FALLS - Charles (Charlie) Reaser, age 84, of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, Minn.
Travis Kaikkonen, age 2, of Brainerd, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.
Travis J. Kaikkonen
Our beautiful baby boy, Travis Jamie Kaikkonen, age 2, born June 16, 2003, went to stay with the angels on Nov. 19, 2005, until we can be with him again.
LITTLE FALLS - Damon Lepinski, age 82, of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at St. Otto's Care Center.
Clara M. Spencer
Clara Mae Spencer, age 80, resident of Brainerd, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Clara was born on Aug. 14, 1925, in Brainerd to Robert and Esther Swanson.
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Fredrick B. Berquist
DEERWOOD - Fredrick Broms Berquist, 74, of Deerwood, died on Nov. 20, 2005, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. He was born on March 18, 1931, in Minneapolis to John and Elizabeth (Broms) Berquist. He married Sally Ann Iverson on Oct. 21, 1977, in Wisconsin. He was a member of the Walter Scott Erickson American Legion Post No. 557 of Deerwood. He was a member and past president of the Minnetonka Lions Club. He was the owner and operator of Berquist Sales and Service in Minnetonka for 25 years.
William H. Dosh Jr.
COON RAPIDS - William H. Dosh Jr., 70, Coon Rapids, formerly of Brainerd, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, in Coon Rapids.
Clara M. Spencer
Clara M. Spencer, age 80, resident of Brainerd, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Open Forum: Closing of regional treatment center is a shame
It's a rotten shame to have the state close down our regional treatment center, and duplicate their services in a residential neighborhood that does not need it nor want it.
CLC peace group benefits community
I am writing in response to the guest column by a Central Lakes College student, regarding the student organization I am a member of. People Uniting for Peace is indeed a group that supports alternatives to war and works toward peace and social justice. Our group, like every other student group at CLC, is funded by student senate, as the young man from Breezy Point stated. However, what he failed to point out is that the monies which fund student senate come from the student life funds and the student life funds come from student activity fees, and the student activity fees are a completely separate pool of money from tuition. Also, the money each club receives amounts to less than 1 percent of the total amount of student life monies, hardly enough to get worked up about. Cutting out funding for groups like PUP would not trigger a change in the rising costs of tuition.
One has to seriously question whether the "real" threat to our way of life is from external forces such as terrorism, or if the greatest threat is corporate America! The truly Pan Global Corporations operate without borders, shifting as needed to protect assets.
No laughing matter
A few years ago, at the height of a national terrorism alert, the fed- eral government suggested people stock up on duct tape and plastic sheeting in case of terrorist attacks. The suggestion made for many a punchline. This year similar fun is being had about a possible bird flu pandemic. But even a brief review of what virtually all experts are saying quickly shows this is no laughing matter.
Commends the C-I School Board
As a resident of the C-I School District, I've been disappointed in the small segment of our "educators" who continue to throw stones at our superintendent. It's reminiscent of our playground days. If the spoiled kids didn't get their way, they'd take their ball and go home. The last contract settlement didn't exactly go their way and these "educators" can't let it go and move on. I would suggest that she has the support of the vast majority of our community and we highly commend the school board for their support of Linda Lawrie.
Beyond the basket
Every month I will answer a few e-mails that I receive so here is our monthly installment.
Seeds planted for success
In just a year's time Brainerd Warrior swimmer Jessica Reese has dived into the state's top echelon of swimmers.
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Beckley does it all for CLC
WILLMAR - Chris Beckley collected 17 points, 12 rebounds, six blocks, six assists and four steals to lead the Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team to an 80-53 victory over Ridgewater Saturday and enable them to open the season 3-0.
Getting feet wet
Brainerd Warrior sophomore diver Jenny Klabo finished about as well as could be expected considering it was her first Class 2A state meet.
Raiders can't stop Billiet
WILLMAR - Courtney Stach scored 15 points and Kim Rosecrans added nine, but the Central Lakes Conference women's basketball team couldn't overcome 25 points from Ridgewater's Tarra Billiet in an 81-39 loss Saturday at the Ridgewater Invitational.
Kieffer wins gold medals in racquetball
Susan Kieffer of Nisswa won two gold medals in the Choice Hotels US Open Racquetball Championships Nov. 16-20 at Memphis.
Fergus skates past Little Falls 7-1
LITTLE FALLS - The Little Falls Flyers Amber Arno scored the lone goal for the girls' hockey team in a 7-1 Central Lakes Conference loss Saturday to Fergus Falls.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s north to the mid 50s
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of light rain or light snow
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Becoming mostly cloudy in the central and east to partly cloudy southwest. Highs from near 40 northeast...To the mid 50s southwest.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Mostly cloudy east to partly sunny west. Highs around 40
Smile and be thankful this week
Weather drawing by Sammy Rugloski in the Baxter kindergarten of Mrs. Dunphy.
Weather drawing by Brittney Mudgett of Ms. Hemstad's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs in the low to mid 40s in the
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s and 40s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance for rain or snow showers northeast. Scattered snow showers near lake superior. Highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Heavy rain expected in Northeast with snowfall in some areas
A strong coastal storm off the East Coast was expected to bring heavy rain and light snow to the Northeast on Tuesday.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance for morning flurries or light snow showers far north. Highs in the 30s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs from the mid 30s north to
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