Washington Middle School honor roll students listed
Following is the Washington Middle School, Brainerd, honor roll for first quarter.
Pamper your loved ones with gourmet food
As December rolls around, thoughts turn toward hearth and home, and celebrations with family and friends.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a garage fire today at a residence in the 800 block of 11th Avenue Northeast.
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Fire Department Tuesday responded to a house fire on 64th Street South in Loon Lake Township of Cass County.
CROSBY -- One person was injured in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday on Highway 6, 12 miles north of Crosby.
Four area men were charged with misdemeanor driving off-road vehicles in a lake bed, the DNR announced.
The Minnesota News Council can mediate disputes
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
John and Jill (Hollingsworth) Bennett, Brainerd, a boy, Corbin John, 7 pounds, 6 ounces, Nov. 17, 2003. Grandparents are John and Lynda Bennett, Brainerd, Carole Olsen, Brainerd, and Cindy and Curt Hollingsworth, Merrifield.
GARRISON -- Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday on Highway 169, six miles south of Garrison.
Justin and Denise (Woitalla) Young, Pierz, a girl, Baylee Jean, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, Nov. 20, 2003. Grandparents are Edward and Gloria Woitalla, Harding, and Larry and Marylou Young, Harding. Great-grandparents are Helen Pulak, Harding, Mary Woitalla, Pierz, Louise Maleski, Harding, and Katherin Young, Pierz.
About 80 students from 16 schools competed in poultry identification and job interviewing, as well as fish and wildlife, using the Natural Resources and Horticulture Lab space provided by the college. Top finishers advance to FFA's state competition in April at the University of Minnesota.
Little Falls soldier goes on patrol in Bosnia, Herzegovina in a Humvee
CAMP MORGAN, Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Back in Minnesota, Sgt. Joe Winters of Little Falls is a gunner on one of the 2nd Battalion, 194th Armor's 67-ton M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks.
On the wings of the wind
Dave Haugen of Hood River, Ore., sailed his "Snofer" on the smooth ice of North Long Lake Sunday. Haugen, who wind surfs in Oregon, came to Northern Minnesota for the early ice to sail his machine, which is adapted to snow-covered lakes, as well as sheer ice. Gusty winds powered the wind driven machine several miles an hour Sunday afternoon.
In 1978, Earl Rasmussen of Crosslake went in for a routine eye exam.
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Senior Citizens Club will hold the group's annual catered Christmas dinner at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at the First Avenue Cafe in Crosby.
Camp Ripley Engineer Family Readiness Group gets donation from Wal-Mart
Fred Gruber, representing the Pierz American Legion Post 341, gave a $1,000 check to Cal Brumbaugh of the Camp Ripley Family Assistance Center.
Experts share tips on how to fend off attackers
With the apparent abduction of 22-year-old Dru Sjodin, personal safety has become a much-discussed topic in Minnesota.
This was Brainerd
DECEMBER 3 - 40 years ago (1963) - Brainerd's downtown business district, which has been receiving some discussion recently, appears to be following the pattern of problems arising in other cities.
Brainerd council meets to reassure township residents
BARROWS -- Brainerd City Council members and city staff met with the Crow Wing Township Board Tuesday night, telling the 40 residents who filled the town hall that they have no plans to annex any portion of the township unless the property owners make that request.
Parking passes approved
Residents of downtown Brainerd will have another parking option.
Former Little Falls star Nate Miller is off to a roaring start with the St. Cloud State University men's basketball team. Read about his success in sports Friday.
Baxter E-911 in effect
BAXTER -- Baxter's new E-911 addresses went into effect Monday.
The American Red Cross has scheduled the following bloodmobiles in the Brainerd lakes area:
Brainerd wastewater needs discussed
The Brainerd Wastewater Treatment Plant could be at its maximum design capacity in less than seven years, according to projections by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
A mother who knows the agony
Colleen Dalquist knows what Linda Walker, mother of 22-year-old college student Dru Sjodin, is going through.
Coalition drops appeal in Wal-Mart battle
The Coalition for Responsible Development announced Tuesday its attorney was advising against continuing the effort against the Wal-Mart Super Center in Baxter.
BAXTER -- The Baxter Planning and Zoning Commission will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Baxter City Hall.
Mother recalls Dru's happy school days
CROSSLAKE -- While law enforcement authorities and the media continue to focus on Dru Sjodin's disappearance and the Level 3 sex offender who has been accused of kidnapping her, Sjodin's family spoke Tuesday at Crosslake Lutheran Church of the missing daughter they can't stop aching for.
Wizards and weddings combine for a holiday treat with children's art and movie memorabilia at the Little Falls Musser and Weyerhaeuser mansions.
MASSIVE HUNT RESUMES
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Hundreds of volunteers joined Wednesday in the search for a missing college student after the arrest of a convicted rapist as a suspect failed to produce an immediate breakthrough.
This was Brainerd
DECEMBER 4 - 40 years ago (1963) - Brainerd will be designated as one of 15 state junior colleges in Minnesota, members of the State Junior College Board said here. They also said that Brainerd would be wise to go ahead with its planned building program for a new junior college building.
It was one more person than last year in attendance at the Brainerd School District truth in taxation public hearing Tuesday.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans along with Minnesota Kinship Caregivers Association and the Region 5 Host Agency has announced that they are sponsoring a gathering for Relatives As Parents.
Game eases a town's stress
PEQUOT LAKES -- A sport was like morphine for a town beaten down but not out Tuesday night.
A story on Page 5A of Tuesday's Dispatch should have stated Bert Edquist said it was "morally and ethically wrong" that the city had Wonderland Park Road residents walking a quarter-mile from their residences to their cars for two weeks, including a holiday weekend.
Baxter mulls sled woes
BAXTER -- Rules for riding snowmobiles in the city of Baxter will be reaffirmed with the Baxter Police Department.
Pequot residents join search
PEQUOT LAKES -- Jane Ness and Kathy Trees arrived together at Pequot Lakes High School early this morning, carrying with them bundles of extra clothing.
Pequot Lakes students watch news conference
PEQUOT LAKES -- Laura Swenson said she and her friends at Pequot Lakes High School were talking Tuesday about missing college student Dru Sjodin, who is a 2000 Pequot Lakes graduate, and reached a consensus.
It took two failed motions for council member Bob Olson to learn he would be paying the same in assessments as everyone else for sidewalk replacement.
Marian T. LaFleur (Dille)
PILLAGER -- Marian Terry LaFleur (Dille), 67, of Pillager, Minn., formerly of Minneapolis, died on Dec. 2, 2003. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter.
LITTLE FALLS -- Eugene Fietek, 71 year old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Dec. 1, 2003, at the Minneapolis VA Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
Brett A. Miller
Brett A. Miller, age 26, of Park City, Utah, formerly of Hackensack, Minn., died at his home on Nov. 17, 2003, surrounded by family and friends.
Irene M. Park
EVERGREEN, Colo. -- Irene M. Park, 79, formerly of Brainerd, passed away Sept. 18, 2003. She was born in Brainerd Feb. 10, 1924. Survived by husband, Bill; daughters Carolyn and Grant Simmons
Eugene 'Jim' L. Fietek
CUSHING -- Eugene "Jim" L. Fietek, age 71 of Cushing, Minn., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at 11:30 a.m. at Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls with the Rev. Keith Thompson officiating.
Sharon A. Fenstermaker-Larson
ST. CLOUD -- Sharon Ann Fenstermaker-Larson, 50, formerly of Aitkin, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, in St. Cloud Hospital.
Tuesday's upsetting news about sexual predators hit disturbingly close to home for those who live near Brainerd or Pequot Lakes.
With a re-election campaign already in high gear, President Bush would do well to finally live up to his pledge as a "compassionate conservative" and request that the Food and Drug Administration permit emergency contraceptive pills to be sold without a prescription. Scientific advisers to the FDA meet later this month on this very issue.
We must stop abductions
It's been 14 years since Jacob disappeared. In the intervening years, there have been many other tragic losses. And, now, Dru. It is natural for us to become angry and even fearful when these tragedies happen again and again. The challenge for all of us is to take the fear and anger and turn it to making the world safer for our children.
One of the reasons The Brainerd Dispatch launched "The Changing Face of Brainerd," a series on diversity that started Sunday, was to initiate a dialogue on how our community might best deal with the infusion of new racial and ethnic groups in the area.
Sluss outraged at placement
(The following letter was written Tuesday by Crow Wing County Commissioner Terry Sluss and faxed to Gov. Tim Pawlenty.)
God and government are linked
To the person who stated in an Open Forum letter that she is offended with the words, "under God" in the flag pledge, also Christian music, Christmas carols in school, and the Ten Commandments in public buildings, I'd like the ask, why?
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Spuds ice Warriors
Nick Whichello put on a classic performance in goal for the Brainerd Warrior boys' hockey team in Tuesday's season opener.
Megan Arns has been named the most valuable player on the 2003 Brainerd Warriors volleyball team.
Tech girls skate past Brainerd
ST. CLOUD -- Sophomore Abby Rehberger and senior captain Erin Holznagel put the Brainerd Warriors on the board in a 7-2 loss to the St. Cloud Tech Tigers in Central Lakes Conference girls' hockey Tuesday.
Parker scores 1,000th point; Pats beat Cards
PEQUOT LAKES -- Teresa Parker stood on the foul line and laughed.
BHS falls to Sartell in opener
SARTELL -- Maria Swanson led Brainerd with 13 points as the Warriors lost their girls' basketball season opener 45-35 to Central Lakes Conference rival Sartell on Tuesday.
LRCS edges Verndale in OT
BAXTER -- Lindsey Green poured in 26 points and Ashley Kientzle chipped in with 20 to lead the Lake Region Christian School Hornets past the Verndale Pirates 58-51 in overtime Tuesday in girls' basketball.
Currie, Wolverine boys defeat Flyers
LITTLE FALLS -- Brandon Currie scored two goals and tallied two assists for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in a 5-2 non-conference boys' hockey victory over the Little Falls Flyers on Tuesday.
Upsala girls defeat Pillager
PILLAGER -- Katie Rasinski and Tara Buckingham each scored eight points for the Pillager Huskies in a season-opening 62-36 girls' basketball loss to Upsala on Monday.
Despite loss, Warriors prove they can play with the best
With its top two goalies, its top three defensemen and its two leading scorers returning, the Brainerd Warriors boys' hockey team has high expectations this winter.
BHS Nordic ski team says 'Let it snow'
No one may have been more elated than Chris Hanson when 11 inches of snow tumbled on the Brainerd area Nov. 23.
Morris-Benson edges W-DC/LP-GE girls
WADENA -- Jill Carlier made 48 saves for Wadena-Deer Creek/Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in a 2-1 loss to Morris-Benson in girls' hockey Tuesday.
Langdon mixes speed and strength
When Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball player Leonard Langdon comes to the scorer's table, opponents take notice.
The Big Sister of '1984'
In George Orwell's novel "1984," the characters are at the mercy of Big Brother, a totalitarian government that monitors people's thoughts and rewrites the history books.
CRES bands to perform pop/rock concert
CROSBY -- The Cuyuna Regional Elementary School fifth- and sixth-grade bands, directed by Bruce Femling, will present their pop/rock concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 in the CRES performance area.
Aitkin High School choirs to perform holiday concert
AITKIN -- The Aitkin High School Treble and Freshmen choirs, along with the Copper Handbell Choir, will perform a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Aitkin High School Auditorium.
Educator to demonstrate Fossil Island board game
Bonnie Hemstad, an area educator and game designer, will introduce her new game card lines to her board game, Fossil Island, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at CatTale's Books and Gifts in downtown Brainerd.
Emerging artist featured at Ripple River Gallery
AITKIN -- Ripple River Gallery will feature an emerging artist and a variety of other printmakers through December.
Read a review of "Cold Weather," the latest album from Minnesota folk singer Brenda Weiler, next Thursday in the Tempo section.
Vacationland figure skaters place in top 4 at Granite City Classic
Tricia Betley of Aitkin; Logan Mohs, Quinn Nystrom and Briana Tower of Baxter; and Mackenzie Ross and Jessie Svoboda of Brainerd competed at the 12th annual Granite City Classic last month at the MAC in St. Cloud.
Auditions set for CLC play 'Waiting for Godot'
Auditions for "Waiting for Godot" will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Dryden Theatre at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Area students members of Concordia College choir
The Concordia College Christmas Concert, "Joy of Heaven to Earth Come Down," will be presented this month in both Moorhead and Minneapolis.
Favorite comedic play: "Rumors"
Soloists to perform in Vivaldi's 'Dixit Dominus'
STAPLES -- Nina DeBow, a soprano soloist who recently moved to the Staples Motley area to be closer to her parents, will be one soloist in a performance of Vivaldi's "Dixit Dominus" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Auditorium in Staples.
For week of Dec. 4-10; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Rosenthal's words just flow onto paper
Brainerd High School senior Jessie Rosenthal writes at the spur of the moment.
Brainerd High School Theatre presents the stage version of George Orwell's science fiction classic at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the high school theater. Tickets are $5.
'Tru' falling; 'Arrested' developing
Familiar faces are back this fall on two of Fox's most hyped shows, "Tru Calling" (7 p.m. Thursdays) and "Arrested Development" (8:30 p.m. Sundays).
EMILY -- The Snobirds Snowmobile Club in Emily will offer snowmobile safety instruction from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday at Emily Charter School.
The sun reflected off the smooth ice on North Long Lake.
Emily Charter School recently hosted a Community Celebrity Readers Day.
State forecast for Minnesota
Winter weather advisory northwest this afternoon and tonight...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Sunny to partly cloudy north. Partly to mostly cloudy south. Highs in the 30s.
Rudolph is getting ready
Weather drawing by Brenna Chisholm in the Baxter third grade of Mrs. Brenny.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Cloudy with scattered flurries. Highs in the 30s.
Weather drawing by Macy Kramer in the Lowell School kindergarten class of Jan Wilcox.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Areas of light snow and flurries diminishing far south.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy west. Cloudy east with areas of morning light snow or flurries southeast. Highs in the 30s east to the lower 50s southwest.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs from near 30 northeast to
State forecast for North Dakota
Wind advisory southwest late this morning through this
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A few sprinkles or flurries far south this afternoon. A slight chance of light snow far northwest this afternoon. Highs in the 30s to low 40s.
State forecast for Iowa
.Winter weather advisory tonight east...
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory today northwest and west central...
The Christmas party for the Heartland Senior Federation will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Bonanza. All members are invited. Buy your own lunch. Gifts must be wrapped and are exchanged by a drawing. Do not put a name on the gift.
Library speaker series continues Thursday
Dr. Roger MacDonald is the speaker at the First Thursdays Speaker Series event at 7 p.m. Thursday.
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