College official earns MnSCU All-Star Award Cindy Foote, assistant director of human resources at Central Lakes College, on Nov. 20 was presented with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities All-Star Award.
Biz Buzz: Nordic Living in Nisswa to close its doors
Nordic Living in Nisswa is closing.
A man with a plan
If Brian Kirkpatrick could say one thing to young people, it would be get into a 401(k).
Palmer next BMC clinic administrator
William Palmer is the next Brainerd Medical Center clinic administrator.
'We have basically a cold-water crisis'
Put a frog in boiling water and it will jump out. But put a frog in cool water on the burner and it will sit there as you turn up the heat.
Find out who made the Dispatchs all-area volleyball team and who the area player of the year will be.
At 91, Jiggs Shelstad of Merrifield is still bringing home the venison.
Apartment building fire ruled an accident
The apartment building in northeast Brainerd that was lost to a fire Thursday has been ruled an accident.
The Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly printed the date for Youth as Resources 38th annual Brunch with Santa. The brunch will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 9 at Forestview Middle School in Baxter.
Want to retire early?
Banker Brian Kirkpatrick planned to retire at 55. Hes about to do just that this month. And hes got a few tips for the rest of us.
If you go
What: Holiday Tour of Homes in Pierz.
By JENNIFER STOCKINGER | STAFF WRITER
Lovitz joins Prime NORTH GMAC
NISSWA - Curt Lovitz recently joined Prime NORTH GMAC Real Estate in Nisswa as a real estate agent. Lovitz will be specializing in lakehomes and lake lots, land, acreage and estates.
Monday No school.
This was Brainerd
80 years ago (1927) - C. J. Werner, of the J.C. Penney Company, caught his first partridge yesterday when one flew into the store and landed in front of him on the counter.
803 Kingwood St., Brainerd
Seeking male mentor for Jack
During this Thanksgiving season, the staff of Kinship Partners has so much for which to be grateful. One of the things we are thankful for are all the wonderful people who have come forward and signed up to be adult partners during our 100 mentors in 100 days campaign.
The Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615 will join other Elk Lodges across the nation in remembering their "absent members" at a Memorial Service at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Brainerd Elks Lodge, 215 South Ninth Street. The memorial service is held annually on the first Sunday of December as a national observance to the members who have passed away during the preceding year.
Thank you to the lady who sat in the mini van with my son on Hwy. 25, Saturday, Nov. 10th.
Teenager who crashed car while texting has message: Just don't
MADELIA (AP) - A teenager who escaped with only bumps and bruises when her car crashed while she was text messaging has a message for other drivers: Dont do it.
Just thankful to still be around
ST. CLOUD (AP) - The molten candle wax had badly burned much of the left side of Jeff Baumgartners body. He watched as hospital staff performed the necessary but unpalatable process of scrubbing and cleaning burned skin and debris from his fresh wounds.
Fred and Barney are ready. So are Jim and Jake.
City of Lights - and fireworks
Fireworks exploded over downtown Nisswa on Friday night at the 26th annual Nisswa City of Lights. The annual holiday lighting celebration helped kick off the holiday season in the area. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Highway 10/210 intersection in Staples now a four-way stop
STAPLES - A temporary four-way stop is being added at the intersection of Highway 210 and the new Highway 10 alignment in Staples until a traffic signal is installed in December, the Minnesota Department of Transportation in Baxter reported.
AITKIN - The 32-degree weather, with winds of 12 mph, was fitting Friday in Aitkin for its 17th annual World-Famous Aitkin Fish House Parade.
Kinship Partners needs
38 mentors to reach goal
Kinship Partners, a nonprofit organization that matches youths with mentors, is 38 people shy of meeting its goal of 100 mentors in 100 days.
This much is known: An advisory group will make a recommendation to the Minnesota DNR next week regarding dock regulations.
Maddie Ryan, 3, of Nisswa reached to touch one of the "Love Lights" during the City of Lights celebration in Nisswa on Friday night. The "Love Lights" are purchased in memory of loved ones by family members and friends. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Fire destroys apartment building
An old church in northeast Brainerd that was converted into an apartment building was lost to a fire Thursday which also sent a Brainerd man to the hospital.
Lighting up a child's face
Santa listened to Dominik Waytashek explain what he wanted for Christmas at the Nisswa City of Lights celebration Friday night. Santa made his annual trip to Nisswa to listen to the wishes of area children at the holiday lighting ceremony.
I prayed a lot. Its amazing how much you can pray,
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 25 - 40 years ago (1967) - Brainerd area youngsters competed in a junior version of an old fashioned turkey shoot yesterday at the YMCA here. The contestants participated in various games and swimming contests, amassing points toward a grand prize of a turkey and other awards.
"We are just having a great day today. It's across the board."
Black gives way to green
Some of the season's coolest temperatures to date didn't deter shoppers on Black Friday.
STAPLES - Lois Metzler, age 67, of Staples, passed away early Thursday morning, Nov. 22, 2007, at the Lakewood Health System Hospital.
Ethel E. Miller
SAUK RAPIDS - Ethel E. Miller, 91, formerly of Brainerd, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, in Sauk Rapids, Minn. She was born Sept. 27, 1916, in Paynesville, Minn., to Herman and Anna (Ietz) Klapel.
MOTLEY-LEADER - Neva McCoy, age 83, of Motley-Leader, passed away at her home on Friday, Nov. 23, 2007. Arrangements are with Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.
STAPLES - Lois A. Metzler, age 67, of Staples, died early Thursday morning at Lakewood Health System Hospital. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Staples, with Father Peter Kirchner officiating. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Home at Staples, with parish prayers at 6:45. Interment will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples.
Vernon A. Bigalke
LITTLE FALLS - Vernon A. Bigalke, a 90-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
PIERZ - Thomas W. Brack, 83, of Pierz, Minn., passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, at the St. Cloud Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 at the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Pierz, Minn.
Phern Marie Huntley
CROSBY - Phern Marie Huntley, age 91, of Crosby, died on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Clarence Peter Maas Jr.
CROSBY - Clarence Peter Maas Jr., age 85, of Crosby, died on Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. He was born on Nov. 21, 1922, in St. Anthony to Clarence P. and Emelia F. (Locke) Maas. He married Delores A. Kaiser in 1950.
Steven E. Bartek Sr.
CHISHOLM - Steven E. Bartek Sr., age 88, of Chisholm, died Thursday, Nov. 22, at Fairview University Medical Center-Mesabi in Hibbing. He was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Sawmill Location to Ignatius and Tekla (Billo) Bartek. He was a 1938 graduate of Chisholm High School.
LITTLE FALLS - Vernon Bigalke, a 90-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Spc. Justin Ross Fairchild
CAMPBELL, Ky. - Spc. Justin Ross Fairchild, age 22, of Fort Campbell, Ky., and formerly of Crosby, died on Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, in Clarksville, Tenn. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
Kevin John Brichacek
BROWERVILLE - Kevin John Brichacek, 50, of Browerville, died on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer.
LITTLE FALLS - Gary Stotz, age 65, of Little Falls, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
David J. Dahlgren
CROSBY - David J. Dahlgren, 56, of Crosby, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at his home near Crosby, Minn., following a long battle with cancer.
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Sen. Norm Coleman
Open Forum: Tick, tock, your taxes are going up
By the time you finish reading this, property taxes statewide will have increased by another $1,000. If you are a slow reader - by as much as $2,000. You heard right - since the end of 2002, Minnesota property taxes have increased $1 thousand a minute, and are projected to increase by another $549 million next year. This brings us to a grand total of $2.7 billion - a 60 percent increase under the leadership of a governor who has No New Taxes as his mantra.
Clearwater Lake is a safe bet for walleyes when the weather allows anglers to get out. Look to the traditional first-ice spots to be holding fish in 17 to 22 feet of water.
Deer harvest down for '07
Muzzleloaders and archers, it's up to you.
Changes to fish house rules will greet anglers in Minnesota this ice fishing season, particularly those leaving such structures unattended on the ice overnight.
MERRIFIELD - Jiggs Shelstad hesitated ever so slightly as he pointed to the area where he first saw the deer.
Teach young ones early
I haven't been as good as I would like to be about getting my own children out in the woods or on the water, but I certainly try as much as possible.
Polipnick to retire
Susan Polipnick, after serving the Brainerd School District for 34 years, will be retiring and embarking on a new phase of her life. The Whittier school staff will honor her with a party to celebrate her retirement.
Cecil and Judith Enlund will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center in Brainerd. The event is hosted by their children. They were married Nov. 30, 1957.
Delinda Lanelle Blanck and Marc Douglas Rood were married June 1, 2007, at Zion Lutheran Church, Brainerd, with the Rev. Dennis Drews, Lutheran Church of the Redemption, Bloomington, officiating.
Trisha Berg and Chad Pendill were married July 7, 2007, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar with Pastor Dave DeMars officiating.
Jill C. LaSart and Eric J. Oanes were married Nov. 1, 2007, in Las Vegas.
Amber Lee McKay and Jamie Richard Hanson were married Sept. 29, 2007, at the Northland Arboretum with Pastor Mark Bjorlo officiating.
"Tangible History and Artifacts of the Papacy," a presentation of St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Crosby's adult education committee, will begin with a sloppy joe supper in the church hall at 6 p.m. Wednesday, with the program at 7 p.m. in the church.
Is it Thanksgiving or Thanks-Giving?
Many of us are still recovering from the food comas we fell into after partaking in yesterday's banquet of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberries and stuffing. The day after, we still feel the stuffing of our stomachs and its effect on our bodies.
DISPATCH ALL-AREA VOLLEYBALL TEAM HONORABLE MENTIONS
Emily Mehr, Aitkin
DISPATCH VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: No-longer-hidden talent
If Katie Kimman didn't know how good she was before she should by now.
CLC rolls to first win
The Central Lakes College women's basketball team went nearly two weeks before breaking into the win column.
Area top 10
BHS edges Buffalo 4-3
BUFFALO - The Brainerd Warriors girls' hockey team won its first game of the season Friday by defeating Buffalo 4-3 at the Buffalo Civic Center.
DISPATCH ALL-AREA VOLLEYBALL TEAM
Players for the Brainerd Dispatch All-Area volleyball team are nominated by their coaches and then selected by the Dispatch sports staff.
CLC wins big
The Milwaukee Area Technical College Stormers put up more than 130 points against one opponent this season and were riding a two-game win streak heading into Friday night's contest with the Central Lakes College Raiders.
Private schools make mark in Prep Bowl
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - It looks like the days of large public schools holding a monopoly on high school football are ending.
The other football
This Thanksgiving week is shaping up to be a defining moment in the 2007 football season.
Shiancoe faces old foes in Giants
EDEN PRAIRIE - Visanthe Shiancoe is a good friend of Michael Strahan's, close enough to be invited to the Giants star's birthday party earlier this week.
Caught between seasons
Weather drawing by Cassie Gardner of Mr. Meyer's fourth-grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly sunny west to mostly cloudy northeast. Highs from
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Decreasing clouds east this morning...Becoming mostly sunny over the state. Highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Remember the pilgrims
Weather drawing by Tyler Smith of Ms. Hemstads third-grade class at Baxter school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Flurries northwest. Highs around 30 north to the upper 30s southwest.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Cloudy in the morning with scattered flurries...Then
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Becoming cloudy. Isolated light snow showers west and north. Warmer most areas with highs in the 30s to low 40s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. Scattered morning flurries west and central. Isolated flurries east this afternoon. Highs in the lower 30s north to the upper 30s south.
The Nation's Weather
Cold temperatures were forecast for the eastern part of the country Friday as a cold front moves off the coast, causing showers in the Southeast. The Mid-Atlantic and southern New England were expected to be dry, while snow showers were forecast for northern New England.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Mostly cloudy. Occasional flurries in the morning. Highs
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers west and central.
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