Four arrested on meth charges
STAPLES - Four people were arrested Sunday following a search at the Amtrak Station in Staples that resulted in the seizure of four pounds of methamphetamines.
COMING WEDNESDAY IN NEIGHBORS
A reception is planned Saturday to recognize the volunteer work of two longtime Ideal Township residents, Bob and Barb Uppgaard.
COMING THURSDAY IN ENTERTAINMENT
Columnist John Hansen looks back at the
"I would say 30,000, more or less, have died as a result of the initial incursion and the ongoing violence against Iraqis. We've lost about 2,140 of our own troops in Iraq."
Brainerd dance team takes third in two meets
The Brainerd Warrior dance team took third place in kick in meets Saturday at Eastview High School and Lakeville.
City panel looks at Buffalo Hills Lane project
Residents who live near or next to Buffalo Hills Lane in southwest Brainerd may be paying anywhere from $1,500 to $3,800 in assessment fees if the Brainerd City Council approves a construction project on the street.
It's the real thing
Vern Litchy has simple advice for people who are thinking of putting up an artificial Christmas tree.
Because of incorrect information provided the Dispatch, an Extra Credit item on Page 6A Monday listed the wrong month for Students of the Month for the Brainerd High School South Campus. They were November Students of the Month.
COMING THURSDAY IN SPORTS
The Brainerd Warrior boys' swimming and diving team opens its season at home Thursday night against Rocori. Look for a team preview.
Taxed out of home?
Brainerd resident Duane Hanson is worried he's going to be taxed out of his home.
In Sunday's Business section, the Biz Buzz column should have said Kuepers Construction Inc. is moving into the North Pointe Centre on Edgewood Drive in Baxter as businesses currently there are moving to the Westport Shopping Center.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1985) - Paul Bunyan, who entertained tourists and residents at the Paul Bunyan Amusement Center, didn't just come traipsing in from the woods one day. He was brought up in pieces from Chicago by Oscar Larson and assembled by Larson in 1950 for the park's opening.
Proposed cuts given first public airing
About 25 people, mostly Brainerd School District school board members and staff along with a few parents, attended Saturday the first of five community meetings hosted by the school board in order to receive community input on the proposed $2.66 million in school budget cuts.
Karen Owen has been chairman for the Confidence Learning Center.
Wake held for Little Falls Marine
LITTLE FALLS (AP) - Relatives and friends gathered Sunday to remember Cpl. Anthony McElveen of Little Falls, one of 10 Marines who died Dec. 1 in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq.
Bank donation to CLC Foundation creates endowment
The American National Bank of Minnesota made a $10,000 donation and established an endowment with the Central Lakes College Foundation.
Point of view
This light pole decoration (above) is found in a city near Brainerd. Where is it?
People speak, council listens
The people spoke and the East Gull Lake City Council listened.
The following Brainerd High School South Campus students were named Students of the Month for October: Katherine Klasky, English; Aidan Breen, English; Anthony Larson, science; Jacob Westphal, science; Rachel Lee, math; Maria Lendobeja, math; Brian Kolbeck, social; Rebecca Lange, social; Amanda Strong, art; Elijah Johnson, band; Chelsey Skorich, Service Learning; Clint Dwire, tech ed; Elizabeth Montgomery, child care; Emily Thesing, health; Ross Koehnen, ag mechanics; Jared Anderson, German; Kelly Bevans, Intro to TV/Media Production; Tina Borgstrom, English.
School chief wants contract to lapse
PEQUOT LAKES - Her voice wavering at times, Pequot Lakes Superintendent Percy Lingen asked school board members Monday not to grant her a one-year contract extension, allowing her two-year superintendent contract to expire June 30.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1985) - Bill Breen is making up lost time after knee surgery, particularly in basketball, including Tuesday's 48-44 triumph over Alexandria, the 6 foot 2 center-forward is averaging a team high 14.5, points a game.
Proposed cuts reviewed
Brainerd School Board members will vote Dec. 19 on making a proposed $2.66 million in cuts to the 2006-07 budget.
Point of view
This display is at a church in Brainerd. Where is it? Find the answer Wednesday.
MCGREGOR - Bonnie Phillips, age 63, of McGregor, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn.
Taylor 'Ted' Nelson
PRINCETON - Taylor "Ted" Nelson, 79, Princeton, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, at St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, Minn.
Harold J. Disrud
Harold James Disrud, age 75, resident of Brainerd, Minn., died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Harold was born on May 12, 1930, in Cyrus, Minn., to George and Caroline (Hogy) Disrud. He married Emily Gustavson Nov. 22, 1968.
William T. Hammer
NISSWA - William Timothy Hammer, age 64, of Nisswa, died Dec. 11, 2005, at his home.
CROSBY - Leslie Cooley, 92, died on Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Lloyd A. Olson
In the obituary for Lloyd Andrew Olson, age 83, who died Dec. 8, 2005, it should have stated that he married Donnamae Storstad on Sept. 16, 1977. A surviving stepdaughter should have been listed as Rhonda Hawkinson.
BROWERVILLE - Lois Westling, age 82, of the Browerville/Staples area, died Saturday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2005, at the Perham Memorial Hospital.
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Robert J. Wogan Sr.
MOTLEY - Robert J. Wogan Sr., age 65, of Motley, died Dec. 8, 2005, at the Lakewood Health System Hospital. Memorial service to celebrate the life of Bob will be held on Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sebeka. The family will receive friends after 12:30 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements are with the Bielema Family Funeral Home in Verndale.
Esther L. Larson
STAPLES - Esther L. Larson, 72, of Staples, died Dec. 10, 2005, at the Lakewood Health System Hospital. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. at the Thomastown Covenant Church.
Evelyn I. Schneider
NEW HOPE - Evelyn I. (Griep) Schneider, 91, of New Hope, formerly of Crosslake, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005. Funeral services for Evelyn will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at Crosslake Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. There will be a visitation one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be at Pinewood Cemetery in Crosslake. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Crosslake Lutheran Church.
Abbigale Lynn Volk
MINNEAPOLIS - Abbigale Lynn Volk, Brainerd, infant daughter of Michael and April Volk, passed away on Dec. 9, 2005, at the Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Jerry G. Hall
KELSO, Wash. - Jerry Gene Hall, 70, of Kelson, Wash., formerly of Brainerd, passed away Dec. 4, 2005, at St. John Medical Center. Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park and Crematory in charge of arrangements.
Mary K. Willis
BURNSVILLE - Mary Kathryn Willis, age 45, formerly of Garrison, Minn., died Dec. 7, 2005, in Burnsville, Minn.
CROSBY - Veronica "Fronie" Filla Nelson, 92, of Crosby, died Dec. 10, 2005, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
LITTLE FALLS - Calvin Hellickson, age 96, of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at Harmony House in Little Falls, Minn.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Former Crosby resident Rose Bjerkness, 99, died Dec. 6, 2005, at the Riverview Assisted Living Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Rose was born Dec. 21, 1905, in Sauk Centre. She married Edward Albert Bjerkness on March 30, 1929, at Butterfield, Minn. Rose taught fourth grade in the Deerwood elementary school for 18 years including five years as principal.
Eileen T. Benhardus
WILLMAR - Eileen T. Benhardus, 88, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at Rice Care Center in Willmar. Funeral services were held at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home Chapel, Willmar. Interment was at St. Olaf's Lutheran Cemetery, Walum, N.D.
OTHER OPINION: CASS LAKE
The Cass Lake community has been rocked with tragedy, most recently with several violent deaths, but nagging for years have been problems common to areas with high unemployment, inadequate housing, and strong pressures from drug and gang activity.
The Kixter Reunion was pulled together in my spare time, which there isn't much of. I ran two notices in the Dispatch and gathered numerous e-mail addresses. The opening line of the mass e-mail was, "Please forward this to as many alumni as possible." I depended on alumni to spread the word. I treasure all the alumni and would have loved to have more involved.
What's the deal? It's been weeks since we got snow dumped on us and I'm still driving back and forth to work on the very same snow. Has the city decided it's better to just pack it down with our tires? Could we at least get some salt or sand dumped? I have fairly new tires and I'm still running in place at every intersection. It's really irritating trying to get onto Washington while you're slipping and sliding. Is there a strike I'm not aware of?
Open Forum: Losing the Iraq war is unthinkable
A great big "thank you" to the area soldiers who returned from Iraq. They, more than many of our politicians, know what the cost of war really is. The politicians measure the cost in dollars and numbers of votes they might lose, while those on the ground measure it in what is lost forever. That may be their lives, limbs, or those of their buddies. It for sure is precious time they would have preferred to spend with their families. However the cost is counted, it has to be paid because the result of losing is unthinkable. If the radical Muslims are allowed to chase us out of the Mideast, they will have accomplished one of their objectives. They have stated that their objective is to control the oil producing countries and use that as a springboard to subdue the rest of the world. Our problem is, and always has been patience. They have it and we do not. There is nothing that hurts the fighting troops morale worse than hearing their countrymen are not united behind them.
Like father, like son
STAPLES - The outcome of Saturday's game between the Staples-Motley Cardinals and the Hawley Nuggets was a win-win proposition for the Peterson family.
Doth's hat trick leads Blue Devils past Flyers
LITTLE FALLS - Amelia Doth had a hat trick in the first period as the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Blue Devils defeated the Little Falls Flyers 6-2 in girls' hockey Monday.
Flyers soar over Sartell
LITTLE FALLS - Staci Kallis finished with 15 points, Megan Meyer added 12 points and six rebounds and Liz Schulz tallied 10 points and five rebounds in the Little Falls Flyers, 56-47 Central Lakes Conference girls basketball victory over the Sartell Sabres Saturday.
Warriors finish second at home meet
One goal for the Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team this season is to get a little better each meet.
W-DC wins second straight
HALLOCK - The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines improved to 3-1 Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Kittson Central.
Raiders top Fergus
Courtney Stach scored 21 points, Kim Rosecrans 14 and Erin Karlsgodt 11 to lead the Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team to a 55-40 victory over Fergus Falls Saturday.
Brainerd sophomore wins Paul Bunyan Invitational
Nick Lingwall is only a sophomore but he already has bettered what his dad accomplished in the Paul Bunyan wrestling invitational.
W-DC edges Kittson Central
HALLOCK - Joey Holweger and Jascha Pettit scored goals and Derek Neu made 15 saves as Wadena-Deer Creek edged Kittson Central 2-1 in boys' hockey Saturday.
Pierz pins competition at PBI
The Pierz Pioneers won the Paul Bunyan wrestling invitational Saturday night at Brainerd High School for the second time in three years.
Lakers score seven on Flyers
DETROIT LAKES - Jaci Laporte netted the Little Falls Flyers' lone goal at 2:17 in the second period off an assist from D.J. Arndt in their 7-1 non-conference girls' hockey loss to Detroit Lakes Saturday.
Wolverines second in Park Rapids duals
PARK RAPIDS - Shawn Beversluis, Ian Carlstrom, Kenny Steffens, Trey VanOrsdel, Tanner Rentz and Tony Wegscheid all finished with 3-0 records, helping the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines wrestling team to a runner-up finish Saturday at the Park Rapids dual tournament.
BHS plays well, but not enough to overcome Willmar
WILLMAR - Danielle Uphoff scored 11 points and Kayla Huether added 10, but the Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team dropped its fourth game of the season, losing to Willmar 47-40 Saturday in Central Lakes Conference action.
Cornerback Mike Zauhar and defensive tackle Jason Good, both of Brainerd and St. John's University, have been named to the All-West Region second team.
W-DC competes at Morris meet
MORRIS - Wadena-Deer Creek's Courtney Bernu was ninth on balance beam and uneven bars. Shelby Paavola was ninth in vault as the Wolverines placed fifth at Saturday's Morris Invitational gymnastics meet.
Upcoming sporting events
Raiders, Beckly upset Fergus
Fergus Falls came into Saturday's matchup with the Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team averaging nearly 90 points per game. CLC held them to 54, while the Raiders tagged them for 61 to knock off the NJCAA's eighth-ranked team.
Unfortunately, the Brainerd Warrior girls' hockey team has to play St. Cloud Tech and Tigers forwards Leslie Engdahl and Katelyn Dold again next month.
Nisswa Northwest biathletes compete
Biathletes from Nisswa Northwest Biathlon Club participated in Minnesota Cup events last weekend at Mt. Itasca in Coleraine.
Weather drawing by Tayler Trowbridge of Mrs. Taatjes' third grade class at Nisswa school.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly cloudy west and central. Mostly cloudy east with
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Sunny skies west and central...With some increase in clouds northwest to north central this afternoon. Cloudy skies east... Gradually becoming partly sunny. Patchy freezing drizzle or flurries far northeast to extreme east central early. Highs in the 30s east to 50 to 55 southwest.
State forecast for N.D.
Winter weather advisory from 4 pm this afternoon to 4 pm
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Patchy light freezing
Weather drawing by Ty Swenson of Mrs. Minerich's second grade class at Nisswa school.
State forecast for Minnesota...Updated
.Today...Mostly cloudy. Scattered flurries north. Areas of light
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter weather advisory tonight and wednesday for burnett county...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of light snow or flurries. Highs upper teens far northeast to upper 20s southwest.
State forecast for S.D.
Dense fog advisory much of the east until mid morning...
State forecast for Iowa
Dense fog advisory remains in effect for north central and
State forecast for Minnesota
Dense fog advisory southwest until 8 am cst...
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