The following students from Family of Christ Lutheran School were named
AITKIN -- One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday on Highway 169, north of Aitkin at Aitkin County Road 10.
Minnesota News Council will air complaints
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
11 inches of snow buries lakes area residents
Shovels and snow blowers got a workout Sunday as Brainerd area residents dug themselves out from 11 inches of snow.
STAPLES -- On May 15, Cierra Waverek released a red balloon from the back door of her rural Staples home, hoping it would fly all the way to the Middle East where her father, Mark Waverek, a Marine Corps chief warrant officer, was stationed.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 24 - 30 years ago (1973) - Brainerd voters will be making a decision on the old water tower next Tuesday. On the ballot is the question of whether the city should sell $65,000 worth of bonds to preserve the 54-year old landmark.
Pequot grad believed abducted
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Authorities planned an air and ground search near a Minnesota rest stop Monday for a University of North Dakota student they believe may have been abducted while talking to her boyfriend on a cell phone.
The Brainerd Dispatch sports department previews area winter sports teams in Tuesday's paper.
Highway 371 North improvement plan available for review
The Highway 371 North Improvement Project amended Scoping Decision Document has been published and is available for review, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported.
Father says a lot of people are helping search for his daughter
Carloads of people from Pequot Lakes drove to North Dakota to help with the search for the missing Dru Sjodin.
Arlene Johnson, 90, Brainerd, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, at her home.
Christopher R. Johnson
We will be celebrating Christopher's life with family and friends at a memorial service on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd with a luncheon following the service.
PINE RIVER -- Robert Riese, age 69, of Pine River, passed away on Nov. 22, 2003, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Hallie C. Freile
Hallie Clifford Freile, age 85, resident of Brainerd, formerly of Port Orange, Fla., died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Hallie was born in Foley, Minn., Jan. 7, 1918, to Harry E. and Eva Angeline (Carpenter) Clifford.
Bertha L. Truesdell
STAPLES -- Bertha L. Truesdell, 93, of Staples, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at the Staples Care Center. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Home of Staples.
Theodore 'Ted' Pohlkamp
BUCKMAN -- Theodore "Ted" Pohlkamp, 81-year-old resident of Buckman, Minn., died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Buckman, Minn., with the Rev. Gerald Dalseth officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Wilbur L. Meacham
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. -- Wilbur Louis Meacham, age 78, of Emily, died on Nov. 16, 2003, at his residence in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. He was born on April 8, 1925, in Osseo, Minn., to Emerson and Mayme (Rhodes) Meacham. He was a resident of Ou
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Vanja A. Burbank
CROSBY -- Vanja A. Burbank, age 66, of Crosby, died on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 17, 1937, in Ransberg, Sweden, to Ragnar and Elly Lindstrom. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood.
Peter J. Roth
MOTLEY -- Peter Joseph Roth, 93, of Motley, Minn., formerly of Nimrod, Minn., died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at the Harmony House in Motley.
Bruce M. Hebeisen
HACKENSACK -- Bruce M. Hebeisen, 63, of Hackensack, died Friday, Nov. 21, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
The Dispatch editorial "Give it a rest," deploring the attention JFK gets this time every year, is obviously written by someone under age 40. Every one of us who experienced that tragic day is forever traumatized by the events. So now you want us to consider the assassination of a president as a ho-hum event. Please, you give it a rest!
For as much pride as Minnesotans take in adapting to the challenges of winter, there are still way too many motorists who either forget or ignore the No. 1 rule to ensure safe winter driving: Slow down.
Dispatch editorial viewpoints
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MADD says 'Tie One On' for safety
As plans are being made to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, MADD is kicking off their 17th Tie One On for Safety campaign. This campaign saves lives by changing the meaning of "Tie One On" and runs from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day. By tying a red ribbon to your vehicle, you're sending a message to other drivers of your pledge to drive sober.
Raider men lose two close games in Iowa
MASON CITY, Iowa -- Ellsworth Community College rallied from a 30-24 halftime deficit to defeat the Central Lakes College Raiders 62-57 in non-conference men's basketball Saturday.
Ellsworth, N. Iowa Area dominate CLC women
MASON CITY, Iowa -- Bobbi Van Wechel scored 14 points and Kaylee Bandemer added 13 for the Central Lakes College Raiders in a 67-42 loss to Ellsworth Community College in non-conference women's basketball Saturday.
High school athletics
Skippers edge Warrior girls 5-4
The Brainerd Warrior girls' hockey team rallied from 2-1 and 4-2 deficits before falling 5-4 to the Minnetonka Skippers in non-conference girls' hockey Saturday at Brainerd Area Civic Center.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Sunny. Highs around 20 north to the mid 30s south.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...A chance of light snow in the east this morning...Lingering
Weather drawing by Gary Skoog in the Harrison School fifth-grade class of Mrs. Larson.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Increasing cloudiness west. A chance of snow in the
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy west and central. Mostly sunny east. Highs from the upper teens northeast to around 30 southwest to south central.
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter weather advisory today parts of north central...
The Brainerd City Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to discuss the 2004 proposed budget.
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