Jump start is easy to do, just follow these tips
Walking out of Super One Foods recently, I observed a man standing by his full-size Ford pickup with the hood open and jumper cables dangling from his truck's battery.
Brainerd church marks 120th anniversary
The congregation at Temple Baptist Church in Brainerd was treated to bluegrass gospel music and a history lesson last Sunday in celebration of its 120th anniversary.
Sexual abuse lawsuit filed against St. Cloud diocese, priest
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- A former parishioner at St. John Cantius Catholic Church has filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against the St. Cloud Diocese and the Rev. Donald Rieder.
Student has no problem fasting for Muslim holy month
DULUTH (AP) -- At first impression, 14-year-old Jonas Feroz is just like any other eighth-grade Woodland Middle School student. He totes a bulging binder of schoolwork. He practices conjugating verbs in Mrs. Crosby's Spanish class and is eager to see his friends at lunch.
The Emily Wesleyan Church puppet team will present "Nathan and the Neon Nightlight" at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15 during worship service. "Nathan and the Neon Nightlight" is a musical that tells the between-the-lines version of the Christmas story. It presents the message of Jesus Christ. Emily Wesleyan Church is on Highway 6 north of County Road 1 in Emily.
Forget me not
Preparations for Christmas are in full gear at our home.
School lunch menus
Family Links serves children with mental health needs, their families
This community resource serves families of children with mental health needs, and assists anyone with questions about children's mental health, and children's emotional or behavioral issues and disorders.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle estimate: 650. Last Wednesday: 487. Year ago Wednesday: 696. Tuesday actual: 1035.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle estimate: 450. Last Thursday: 0. Year ago Thursday: 811. Wednesday actual: 798.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 135, a year ago 277.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 181, a year ago 199.
Sweet treats for the holidays
Want a nice, cozy fragrance in your home without having to buy potpourri?
Crow Wing sheriff
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a call from Lowell Elementary School at 2:17 p.m. Wednesday.
How to reach your Minnesota lawmakers
Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, District 12A
Three people were injured in a three-vehicle accident Thursday on Washington Street, at Northwest Eighth Street.
AITKIN -- The State Patrol responded to a one-vehicle accident at 5:31 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 18 in Aitkin County on the north side of Mille Lacs Lake.
Like son, like father
Parents and teen-agers do not always speak the same language, but a Brainerd man and his son found a shared bond bridges the generation gap in an unexpected way.
High school's building trades classes learn all about construction
Each year Brainerd High School students have an opportunity to build a home from the ground up.
City's gifts of ham, turkey to employees set for review
The gift of a Christmas ham or turkey to city employees will be reviewed by the Brainerd City Council on Monday.
Life Long Learning
A pilot program in the Brainerd lakes area is attempting to bring the community together -- online and at seven locations throughout the Brainerd-Nisswa area.
State's budget deficit doesn't surprise some area residents
A projected $4.5 billion state budget deficit over the next 2 1/2 years was no surprise to many area residents who were eating at Westside Cafe in Brainerd Wednesday.
This was Brainerd
DECEMBER 5 - 30 years ago (1972) - The Brainerd Warriors used superior size to a great advantage on their way to an 87-50 romp over Park Rapids on the Panther's home court.
Speaker: School funding changes will alter outstate revenue flow
Minnesota school funding changes have raised concerns about the stability of revenue for outstate schools, a lobbyist for the Minnesota Rural Education Association said Thursday at a League of Women Voters meeting at the Brainerd Public Library.
A Brainerd father and son have a connection they never would have expected just months ago. Look for the story in Friday's Housing section.
Cass hears ATV enforcement proposal
WALKER -- Cass County Land Commissioner Norm Moody Thursday informed the county board the DNR is looking at providing enforcement for all-terrain vehicle operations on public lands.
PR-B senior in serious condition after fire
PINE RIVER -- A Pine River-Backus High School senior is in serious condition after being severely burned Wednesday.
Cass County board changes meeting dates
WALKER -- The Cass County Board voted Thursday to change some meeting dates, times and locations and set holiday hours for county offices.
Man dead following chain saw accident
LITTLE FALLS -- A 42-year-old man is dead following a chain saw accident at his residence Wednesday in Ripley Township, north of Little Falls.
Paula Montgomery helped her daughter, first-grader Katie Montgomery, tie a gift box at the Lowell Elementary School Family Christmas Extravaganza Thursday at the school. The event was sponsored by the PTA and the Lowell Care Team Teachers and featured making place mats for nursing homes, listening to Christmas books, baking cookies and face painting.
County employee to get $140,000 to settle complaint
Marlene Segler will receive $140,000 from Crow Wing County as part of a settlement agreement between the two parties, it was learned today.
Cass to host regional jail meeting
WALKER -- In an effort to reach an agreement either with counties to the north or south, Cass County will host a regional jail meeting Monday at the Association of Minnesota Counties conference in Duluth on this issue.
Cass OKs ordinance changes to allow outlots to be subdivided and developed with conditions
WALKER -- The Cass County Board approved changes to the Subdivision Ordinance Thursday that will allow people to subdivide and develop outlots if they go through the platting process, including public hearings before the planning commission.
Bake 'em, take 'em
For those who enjoy Christmas cookies without the messy kitchen, this Community Education class is the perfect solution. Look for the story in Sunday's People/Plus.
This was Brainerd
DECEMBER 6 - 60 years ago (1942) - Brainerd Warriors opened their season Friday night with a 25-23 win over Wadena before a large crowd at the Washington School. Jim Erickson dropped in the clinching bucket.
Area offices take wait-and-see attitude on budget crisis
Local offices of Minnesota state agencies are in a wait-and-see mode after Wednesday's announcement of a $4.5 billion state budget shortfall.
All veterans organizations in Brainerd will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the American Legion Club, 708 Front St. in Brainerd, to march to the Crow Wing County Courthouse to fire a salute in recognition of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Man arrested after chase
A 46-year-old man from Mille Lacs County was arrested Wednesday by the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department, said Irv Tollefson, Crow Wing sheriff's chief deputy.
Baxter debates televised meetings
BAXTER -- What would viewers say if faced with a choice of watching CBS' "Survivor" or Baxter City Council?
Cass asked to consider retirements instead of cuts
WALKER -- The Cass County Board on Thursday asked for a report on the number of county employees eligible to retire within the next five years and how offering an early retirement package to those people might save the county money in 2003.
Day of mourning at Cass Lake
CASS LAKE -- When they were kids, Curtis LaDuke used to stand up for his cousin Darrell "Louie" Bisson when people made fun of him for being blind.
No citizens attend Crow Wing taxation meeting
The Crow Wing County Board and staff waited.
LITTLE FALLS -- Bronie Backowski, 85, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
PALISADE -- Olga Bullis, 95, Palisade, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Opal Owens, 78, Rockville, Md., died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at Collingswood Nursing Home in Rockville.
LITTLE FALLS -- Edward Kuffel, 89, Little Falls, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Vincent 'Vince' Englund
CROSSLAKE -- Vincent "Vince" Dale Englund, 74, Crosslake, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at home.
Frances A. Sieckert
CANOGA PARK, Calif. -- Frances A. Sieckert, 86, Canoga Park, Calif., formerly of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, in Canoga Park.
Stephen J. Batters
FORT RIPLEY -- Stephen J. Batters, 42, Fort Ripley, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at home.
Glenn R. Aleshire
LITTLE FALLS -- Glenn R. Aleshire, 71, Little Falls, died today, Dec. 5, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Phyllis M. Siemers
RANDALL -- Phyllis Martha Siemers, 65, Randall, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at home.
Edward J. Kuffel
LITTLE FALLS -- Edward John Kuffel, 89, Little Falls, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Stephen J. Batters
FORT RIPLEY -- Stephen J. Batters, 42, Fort Ripley, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at home in Fort Ripley as the result of a tree trimming accident.
NISSWA -- Helen Erickson, 89, Nisswa, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at home.
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A bright spot
Minnesota legislators and state policy makers probably were walking around in a state of shock Wednesday afternoon after news broke that the state budget deficit will be $4.56 billion over the next 2 1/2 years.
I liked your editorial page cartoon, but do you realize that your Sunday paper is almost all ads?
Man dies after mobile home fire
BIGFORK (AP) -- A 19-year-old Bigfork man died in a mobile home fire.
State Farm to pay $775,000 to Minnesota in insurance cases
ST. PAUL (AP) -- State Farm Insurance will pay $775,000 in penalties and investigative costs to settle three matters pertaining to its Minnesota auto and homeowner insurance policies, the state Department of Commerce said Wednesday.
Bad budget news in hand, now it's down to work
ST. PAUL -- Legislators began searching under every rock in state government Thursday for ways to get at a $4.56 billion projected deficit within the no-new-taxes parameter set by the incoming governor.
Residents flood Great Lakes Aquarium open house
DULUTH (AP) -- More than 1,400 people flooded the Great Lakes Aquarium for a free tour and to offer ideas on how to save the struggling attraction.
Finalists named to lead Fond du Lac tribal college
CLOQUET (AP) -- A new president is expected to be named later this month to lead the Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College, which is one of the only combined tribal and community colleges in the United States.
Barkley to meet with Ventura over possibility of resigning early
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Interim Sen. Dean Barkley said he hoped to meet Friday with Gov. Jesse Ventura to discuss the possibility he would resign early to give Republican Sen.-elect Norm Coleman a seniority advantage.
Fishermen fall through ice near Zimmerman
ZIMMERMAN (AP) -- Rescuers mobilized to search for two fishermen who fell through the ice on Little Elk Lake near Zimmerman. But it turned out the men escaped on their own.
Election judge burned 17 ballots
AUSTIN (AP) -- A southern Minnesota election judge burned 17 election ballots in her fireplace at home after apparently misunderstanding some comments from the city clerk, according to a recount report in a state Senate race.
Teachers urge state to keep time-out rooms
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state education department is rethinking its proposal to ban locked time-out rooms in public schools after hearing from teachers who say the ban would be restrictive and harmful.
Unions give no confidence vote to two officials
AUSTIN (AP) -- Four unions representing Austin School District employees have given a vote of "no confidence" to two top district administrators.
There are few easy options for solving deficit
ST. PAUL -- Think of it this way: The size of the expected state deficit for the next 2 1/2 years works out to about $1,000 for every man, woman and child in Minnesota.
Mondale campaign reports $1 million surplus
WASHINGTON -- Federal Election Commission reports show that Walter Mondale's Senate campaign finished the race with a surplus of nearly $1 million, and that the campaign of the late Sen. Paul Wellstone spent a Minnesota record $12.57 million in this year's Senate race.
Reaction to state's budget deficit woes
"The Legislature ignored my sales tax reforms two years ago. They ignored my budget balancing solutions this year. The chickens have now come home to roost."
Attorney accused of aiding terrorists says she was framed
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The attorney accused of smuggling a message from an Egyptian terrorist out of the federal prison hospital in Rochester says she's become a "poster child" for an assault on civil liberties.
Where the money goes, where it went
Forecast spending in the state's roughly $31 billion budget for 2004-05, by percent:
Holiday lights turned off at Minnesota Zoo
APPLE VALLEY (AP) -- Budget cuts are keeping the Minnesota Zoo in the dark this holiday season.
Vikings to meet with Anoka County officials
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings will meet with business leaders from Anoka County later this month to discuss potential stadium sites.
State tobacco funds lawsuit allowed to proceed
HASTINGS (AP) -- A Dakota County judge denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that has blocked Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota from spending the $412 million it was awarded in the landmark 1998 tobacco settlement.
Health officials prepare for severe flu season
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Health Department has predicted a severe flu season with a 30 percent drop in the number of Minnesotans vaccinated against influenza.
Two more tests await Raiders
Off to an 0-3 start this season, the Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team will try to reverse its fortunes when it travels to face Bethany Lutheran and Riverland College this weekend.
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Brainerd defeated Sauk Rapids 126.15 to 108.75 in junior varsity gymnastics Thursday.
He doesn't wear shoulder pads but a Little Falls native helps the Vikings HOLD THE LINE
MINNEAPOLIS -- For years, Little Falls native Brent Griffith spent much of his time protecting quarterbacks.
W-DC boys skate past Pequot Lakes
PEQUOT LAKES -- Wadena-Deer Creek's Brandon Currie, Mike Mays and Andrew Murray led the Wolverines past the Pequot Lakes Patriots 8-1 in boys' hockey Thursday.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Patriots sneak past Pillager
PILLAGER -- Andrew Christenson and Cody Nelson combined for 27 points to lead the Pequot Lakes Patriots past the Pillager Huskies 54-52 in a non-conference boys' basketball game Thursday.
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HINCKLEY -- Jaran Sharp and Brian Wood were champions for Crosby-Ironton as the Rangers wrestled in the Hinckley-Finlayson tournament Tuesday.
Staples-Motley girls win by 40 points
STAPLES -- Staples-Motley's Kim Mosack scored 15 points and Michelle Honek 14 as the Cardinals thumped Wadena-Deer Creek 62-22 in girls' basketball Thursday.
Warrior girls blanked by Bemidji 5-0
Youth and experience collided when the Brainerd Warriors and Bemidji Lumberjacks squared off in girls' hockey Thursday.
Brainerd gymnasts outscore Sauk Rapids
SAUK RAPIDS -- The Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team improved its record to 2-0 with a 139.25 to 128.25 victory over the Sauk Rapids Storm Thursday in Central Lakes Conference action.
Willmar gymnasts defeat Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- The Willmar Cardinals knocked off the Little Falls Flyers 138.325 to 126.25 in a Central Lakes Conference gymnastics meet Thursday.
How's your appetite for a full menu of Warriors events?
A certain sports writer is making the transition from many helpings of Thanksgiving dinner to a full serving of Brainerd High School events.
Brainerd hands Apollo 7-0 setback
The St. Cloud Apollo Eagles and Brainerd Warriors can bring out the worst in each other in boys' hockey.
Pierz wrestlers pound Royalton
PIERZ -- Defending state champion Craig Luberts pinned Greg Borash as the Pierz Pioneers romped to a 70-9 victory over Royalton Thursday in high school wrestling.
Gophers pull out squeaker
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota got by Georgia Tech with good defense.
Gagliardi stalks a legend, a record and a title
COLLEGEVILLE (AP) -- If St. John's defeats Linfield on Saturday, it'll mean more than just a trip to the NCAA Division III football semifinals.
Garnett powers Wolves
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- When Kevin Garnett skipped college and turned pro, he triggered a flood of talented, immature teenagers onto nearly every roster in the NBA.
Vikings' Bates will be a game time decision
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Whether Minnesota Vikings receiver D'Wayne Bates plays Sunday at Green Bay probably will be a game-time decision, coach Mike Tice said Wednesday.
Flames tie Wild
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- So far, so good for interim Calgary Flames coach Al MacNeil.
Bennett nears 1,000-yard mark
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Individual feats, as Minnesota coach Mike Tice likes to say, often get lost when you're losing.
Tice the right guy for this Vikings gig
EDEN PRAIRIE -- If Mike Tice had a twin, the most obvious candidate would be Brad Garrett -- a.k.a. Robert Barone, the big brother on the CBS-TV show "Everybody Loves Raymond."
The Great River Arts Association is seeking high school senior applicants for the Little Falls arts organization's annual college music scholarships.
School holiday concerts
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Community High School Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir will present a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Charles D. Martin Auditorium.
Handel's 'Messiah' to be presented in Crosby
CROSBY -- The Cuyuna Country Chorus and Great River Strings Ensemble will present Handel's "Messiah" at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Crosby.
Staples Community Christmas Concert to feature boys' choir
STAPLES -- The Community Christmas Concert on Dec. 14 at Sacred Heart Church in Staples will feature the Central Minnesota Boys' Choir. The show will be 7:30 p.m.
Fine art and fashion
Ashlee DeLeon of Motley, Miss National Teen Photogenic, is among the models in Freeze Fashion II, a fashion show and fine arts event at Central Lakes College in Brainerd Dec. 11.
Folk musician Gorka to play Friday in Nisswa
NISSWA -- John Gorka, a musical artist who enjoyed a rise to national acclaim in the late 1980s, on Friday will return to the Grassroots Concerts stage that got him started in 1989.
For week of Dec. 5-11; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Twin Cities folk singer John Gorka -- billed by the Grassroots Concerts promoters as "one of the most recognizable voices" in the genre -- will close out the fall schedule for the Nisswa-based folk music series at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Nisswa Community Center.
Fine Arts Student of the Week
Creating traditional art pieces is something Alissa Ritchie avoids.
Walker man publishes book of his 'freedom flags'
WALKER -- When war broke out on that now infamous morning in New York City and Washington, D.C., photographer Mike Peterson noticed something he'd never seen before.
CLC play celebrates how people are alike, different
Central Lakes College theater students and those in the school's occupational skills program will present "People Like Us" today-Saturday in Dryden Theatre on the Brainerd campus.
Company B to stage Christmas musical in Pequot Lakes
PEQUOT LAKES -- Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts will present a holiday Christmas musical, Christmas with Company B, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Pequot Lakes School Auditorium.
Heartland Symphony to perform 'Nutcracker Suite'; home tour to benefit orchestra
The Heartland Symphony Orchestra will perform a variety of music at its winter concerts this weekend in Brainerd and Little Falls.
CLC musicians seek volunteers to participate in Tuba Christmas
The Central Lakes College Music Department will sponsor its 11th annual Tuba Christmas on Saturday.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny and warmer. Highs from the lower 30s northeast to the upper 40s southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
This afternoon...Mostly cloudy west. Increasing cloudiness east. Highs from the lower 20s northeast to the middle 30s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered flurries south...Becoming partly sunny this afternoon. Partly cloudy north...Turning mostly cloudy with a chance of light snow or snow showers this afternoon. Highs in the teens northwest...To mid 20s south.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy east...Partly sunny elsewhere. Highs in the teens northeast to near 30 southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny and a little warmer. Scattered flurries this morning north. Highs in the mid 20s to lower 30s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs near 20 east to the lower 40s southwest.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny and breezy. Highs from around 30 northeast to the lower 40s southwest.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. Increasing clouds west late. Warmer with highs from the 30s east to the lower 50s west.
Weather drawing by Abby Selisker of Mrs. Smith's first grade class at St. Francis school.
Weather drawing by Darren Thramer of Mrs. Ruen's first grade class at Baxter school.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of light snow this morning in the north. Highs from the teens north to lower 20s south.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Occasional flurries this morning central and south...Then becoming sunny. Sunny north. Highs in the 20s to lower 30s.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Mitchell Movement. North-South: Ray and Gladys Norrgard, 47.5; and Ann Whalen and Phyllis DeRosier, 46.5. East-West: Patrick Spradlin and Bruce Eastman, 40.5; and Mark Anderson and Joe Heal, 38.5. Play at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday.
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