Got a classic vehicle in your backyard? Let us know
For all of you out there who have classic automobiles resting in your fields and "back 40s", the Dispatch is interested in running photographs of them in this column.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle estimate: 600. Last Wednesday: 646. Year ago Wednesday: 344. Tuesday actual: 970.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 261, a year ago 229.
Make this tasty, economical Christmas gift
I love Christmas! It's a time to celebrate the promise that comes with Christmas.
Men's golf investigated at University of Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota is investigating allegations that members of the men's golf team received extra benefits in possible violation of NCAA rules, including free travel, rounds of golf and equipment, a school official said.
Boy River resident brings up economic development issues
WALKER -- Dennis Johnson, a Boy River resident who owns businesses in Longville and Hackensack, presented recommendations Tuesday to the Cass County Board on the future direction he would like to see economic development programs take.
Cass to hold public hearings on proposed land use rule changes
WALKER -- The Cass County Board will hold public hearings on proposed amendments to the Land Use Ordinance at the Jan. 21 and Feb. 4 board meetings.
Cass board gets update on smallpox vaccines
WALKER -- Ane Rogers, Cass County children's health supervisor, told the board Tuesday voluntary smallpox vaccinations will be made available to health-care providers at St. Cloud beginning in January.
AITKIN -- The Aitkin Chamber of Commerce will host lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Forty Club.
Doughnut sale success prompts CLC club donation to Angel Tree family
Central Lakes College law enforcement students, in the midst of raising $15,000 for a national conference trip to Florida in March, decided to brighten someone else's holiday.
CLC students enjoy exercise in hurling
The spirit of medieval warfare, nurtured by a Central Lakes College engineering physics class, has found its way to the athletic field on the Brainerd campus.
Cass board, Howes share legislative concerns
WALKER -- State Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, told the Cass County Board Tuesday the $4 billion state deficit realistically is $6 billion if you consider inflation.
S-M grad traveling to Africa with Habitat for Humanity
STAPLES -- Staples-Motley graduate Heidi Cunningham was chosen to participate in a Habitat for Humanity International mission to Uganda, Africa.
Two Cass County commissioners say goodbye
WALKER -- Closing the final Cass County Board meeting became emotional, sometimes teary-eyed, as retiring Commissioners Virgil Foster and John Stranne received recognition for their years of service on the board.
Vikings fan scores with art
FORT RIPLEY -- Lars Robertson has always been a Minnesota Vikings fan.
County rejects rezoning
A final plat and zoning change application was denied Tuesday by the Crow Wing County Board because of several concerns.
Baxter budget and levy approved
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council Tuesday approved the city's 2003 budget and tax levy.
Bolz-Andolshek, Akerson elected to Pequot council
PEQUOT LAKES -- Voter turnout was low in the special city election in Pequot Lakes Tuesday with only 294 votes cast out of a city with more than 1,200 registered voters.
Kinkel heads Maryland college organization
Sen. Tony Kinkel, DFL-Park Rapids, has been named executive director of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges. A spokesperson for the association said he started work there in August of this year although the news release announcing his appointment was issued this week.
Cass approves levy increase
WALKER -- The Cass County Board Tuesday approved the 2003 levy at 5.02 percent over 2002, erasing earlier predicted deficits by eliminating four job positions and living with only $89,342 in unallocated funds rather than a preferred $150,000.
Dalquist vigil set for Sunday
PILLAGER -- A vigil for Erika Dalquist, the 21-year-old Brainerd woman last seen in downtown Brainerd on Oct. 30, will be 7 p.m. Sunday at the First Lutheran Church in Pillager.
Plan for Kohl's department store presented to Baxter
BAXTER -- A preliminary site plan for Kohl's department store was presented to the Baxter City Council Tuesday.
Final payment set for Cass building project
WALKER -- Building and Grounds Supervisor Tom Emery obtained county board approval to make final payment to the contractor who built the addition to the health, human and veterans services building.
Growth has its price
JENKINS -- Jenkins is the don't-blink-or-you'll-miss-it small town wedged between the cities of Pequot Lakes and Pine River along the Highway 371 corridor.
The Brainerd Police Department was awarded a $2,000 grant to support its traffic safety efforts in 2003.
BHS history instructor Beth Bastian named teacher of year
Teacher of the year honors are nothing new for Beth Bastian.
This was Brainerd
DECEMBER 19 - 20 years ago (1982) - Approximately 250 children and parents attended a brunch with Santa Dec. 12 at the Elks Club. The brunch was sponsored by the Downtown Business Council.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982) - Walt Koep was recently nominated "Best Super-market Manager of the Year" nationwide. Koep, manager of the Tyrol Hills Super Valu, was awarded and nominated by the Brainerd Shoppers Circle.
State Office of Tourism's work defended
ST. PAUL -- Does Minnesota need an Office of Tourism?
Cass giving money to 210 project
WALKER -- The Cass County Board voted Tuesday to provide about $17,500 as the local match with federal funds to participate in a Minnesota Department of Transportation railroad-highway grade crossing safety improvement program along the Highway 210 corridor.
Group wants the emphasis on planning
A surge in Crow Wing County's population isn't viewed as a negative for Coalition for Responsible Development members, as long as the growth is planned.
Council recognizes Marana's service
BAXTER -- Outgoing Baxter City Council member Mary Marana was recognized at the city council meeting Tuesday by her fellow council members.
Planners say growth is certain
An increase of 35,000 residents in Crow Wing County can't be viewed as good or bad, if you ask area planners. It's just inevitable.
Samuelson links loss to memorial
Sen. Don Samuelson figured there would be trouble when he saw inflatable beach balls being batted about in Williams Arena at Sen. Paul Wellstone's memorial service.
Autopsy cites CO poisoning
AITKIN -- An autopsy report listed carbon monoxide poisoning as the cause of the accidental death of Alizabeth Leathers, the 13-year-old Aitkin girl found unresponsive in an ice house early Sunday morning.
C-I vote strong for building bond
CROSBY -- A $20.525 million building bond was approved by a 2-to-1 margin Tuesday by Crosby-Ironton School District voters.
All I want ...
If more housing options are on the lakes area Christmas wish list, current construction on apartments in Brainerd should help. Look for the story in Friday's Housing section.
County adopts budget
The Crow Wing County Board adopted the county's 2003 budget Tuesday.
ST. PAUL -- Rep. Mary Ellen Otremba, DFL-Long Prairie, was re-elected to the DFL Caucus leadership team for the 2003-2004 legislative session on Saturday.
Riverside Drive area residents to experience outage Thursday
Brainerd Public Utilities customers in the Riverside Drive area, including Beaver Dam Road and Dal-Mar Drive, will experience a power outage from about 5-7 a.m. Thursday while a house is moved, weather permitting.
One killed in fiery accident
BACKUS -- One person was killed Wednesday in a fiery, single-vehicle accident on Highway 64 in Cass County, 14 miles west of Pine River.
Still shopping for Christmas gifts? Why not give the gift of a book. Look for the story Thursday in Tempo.
Survey: Student sexual activity, drug, alcohol use higher here
A survey indicates students in the Brainerd School District who responded use alcohol, drugs and participate in sexual activity more than other students in the state who participated in the 2001 Minnesota Student Survey.
Freezing rain ices lakes area
Icy and wet road conditions meant for a slippery drive into work for most Brainerd lakes area residents, particularly those living on Ojibwa Park Road north of Baxter.
Administrator gets raise
The Crow Wing County Board voted 4-1 Tuesday to give County Administrator Peter Herlofsky Jr. a 3 percent raise in salary.
SOBIESKI -- Esther Zyvoloski, 87, Sobieski, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at home.
Walter L. Lord
Walter L. Lord, 94, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
LITTLE FALLS -- Thomas Salitros, 88, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Anna L. (Lucas) Davis
STAPLES -- Anna Leola (Lucas) Davis, 86, Staples, formerly of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at Greater Staples Care Center.
LITTLE FALLS -- Thomas Salitros, 88, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center.
Jack S. Nordling
PEQUOT LAKES -- Jack S. Nordling, 85, Pequot Lakes, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Ida E. Squires
PIERZ -- Ida E. Squires, 67, Pierz, formerly of North Western, Mont., died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Roman J. Schwankel
RIVERTON -- Roman Joseph Schwankel, 83, Riverton, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul.
Walter Lord, 94, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Alizabeth K. Leathers
AITKIN -- Alizabeth K. Leathers, 13, Aitkin, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at Elm Island Lake in Aitkin County.
AITKIN -- Ruth Striemer, 100, Aitkin, died today, Dec. 18, 2002, at Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
The following editorial appeared in the Dec. 18 Pioneer of Bemidji.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words.
The holiday season is viewed as the happiest time of the year. It conjures visions of families gathering by a warm fireplace, sharing their love, opening presents, and feasting on turkeys and pigs.
Samuelson learned a few things along the way
Some lessons learned by outgoing Senate President Don Samuelson in 30-plus years of politics:
The Ventura administration is sitting in political hot water following the disclosure that they failed to significantly stop hiring new consultants or state employees as directed by the Legislature. And they should be.
With the military
Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Kirstin L. Jenson and Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Kristin T. Nesse, recently graduated from the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, N.J. Jenson has been assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea and is enroute to the Antarctic. Nesse has been assigned to Coast Guard Station Ponce de Leon, New Smyrna, Fla. Both are 2002 graduates of Brainerd High School.
St. Cloud gets break on river cleanup
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- St. Cloud likely won't have to spend $3 million to further clean water released from the city's sewage treatment plant into the Mississippi River -- at least for now.
If Ventura could meet one person, it would be Osama bin Laden
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Asked if there is anyone alive today he wants to meet, Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura offers just one name: Osama bin Laden.
Minnesota schools to stop using GFI beef
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota schools will temporarily stop distributing 120,000 pounds of ground beef from Minneapolis-based GFI America, school lunch officials announced Wednesday.
Norwalk virus hits about 1,000 people in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An unprecedented 25 outbreaks of illness afflicting as many as 1,000 people have been attributed to Norwalk-like viruses since Nov. 1, state health officials said Wednesday.
Barkley won't leave Senate early
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Interim Sen. Dean Barkley says he won't resign early to give Sen.-elect Norm Coleman an early start in Congress.
Red Wing rejects more money for schools
RED WING(AP) -- Red Wing voters rejected a series of ballot measures that would have provided as much as $2.8 million annually to their financially ailing school district.
Primary leaves two in race for Leech Lake chairmanship
BEMIDJI (AP) -- A primary election among 26 candidates for tribal chairman of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe on Tuesday whittled the field to a pair of candidates who will meet in a special election.
Powerball jackpot could reach $160 million
ST. PAUL (AP) -- You might say the payoff in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing would make a nice stocking stuffer.
Pawlenty's PCA pick may have conflict of interest
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov.-elect Tim Pawlenty's choice to lead the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency may have to stay out of some of the most important issues facing the agency over the next two years, due to a conflict of interest.
Icy roads prompt school closings
Icy roads prompted officials to call of classes in more than two dozen school districts in northern and northeastern Minnesota -- including Duluth and Brainerd -- because of icy roads Wednesday.
WARRIORS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Jake Phillips leads the Brainerd boys' basketball team in three statistical categories through the Warriors' first four games of the season.
Wolverines blank Park Rapids
PARK RAPIDS -- The Wadena Deer-Creek Wolverines got short-handed goals from Lance Uselman and Brandon Currie in a 4-0 victory over the Park Rapids Panthers in boys' hockey Tuesday.
Cardinals defeat Road Crew
PINE RIVER -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals wrestling team, behind pins from Cory Wilson and Shawn Dause, overcame the Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew 39-29 in Mid-State Conference wrestling Tuesday.
Local sports shorts
The 2003 Brainerd Paul Bunyan Basketball Classic is scheduled Feb. 22-23.
Ranger boys capture first win
PINE RIVER -- Doug Hamilton scored a career-high 25 points for Pine River-Backus but Tyler Scull scored 24 to lead the Crosby-Ironton Rangers past the Tigers 62-57 in Mid-State Conference boys' basketball Tuesday.
Little Falls finally wins close one
STAPLES -- Neither the Staples-Motley Cardinals nor the Little Falls Flyers are strangers to close games.
Local sports shorts
Sauk Rapids defeated the Brainerd Warriors 47-36 in sophomore girls' basketball Tuesday.
Late goals down Blue Devils
WADENA -- Amanda McManigle scored the lone goal for Long Prairie-Grey Eagle-Wadena-Deer Creek in a 3-1 girls' hockey loss to the Thief River Falls Prowlers Tuesday.
It's early, but 4-0 Warriors pleased with the chemistry
For the first time since the 1989-90 season the Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team is off to a 4-0 start.
Willmar squeaks past Warrior girls
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals scored in the second period and held on for a 1-0 triumph over the Brainerd Warriors in Central Lakes Conference girls' hockey Tuesday.
Warriors' heavyweight to the rescue
At one of the most crucial moments in Tuesday's wrestling meet against Rocori, one of the most unlikely Brainerd Warrior wrestlers stepped up and was the hero.
AITKIN vs. CROSBY-IRONTON REVISITED
The last time Ron Meyer coached in an Aitkin Gobblers- Crosby-Ironton Rangers boys' basketball game it was 1989.
Patriots remain unbeaten in girls' basketball
PEQUOT LAKES -- Teresa Parker scored 28 points and Flecia Foster added 17 to lead the Pequot Lakes Patriots to a 61-39 non-conference girls' basketball triumph over the Pillager Huskies Tuesday.
Skiers dreaming of a white anything
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
Storm blows past Brainerd girls by 4
SAUK RAPIDS -- The Brainerd Warrior girls' basketball team lost a heartbreaker as the Sauk Rapids Storm couldn't miss at the free throw line, downing the Warriors 50-46 and ending Brainerd's three-game win streak.
DNR announces fishing limits
ST. PAUL (AP) -- New limits for crappie, sunfish, lake trout and catfish will take effect on the 2003 fishing opener in May, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday.
Wolves chew up Lakers
MINNEAPOLIS -- Another day deeper into a season by all appearances crumbling, another defeat behind them, the Los Angeles Lakers pushed onward, no longer imposing their game upon others, but having it routinely thrust upon them.
Culpepper named NFC Offensive Player of the Week
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Daunte Culpepper was named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Minnesota Vikings to their first road victory in two years at New Orleans.
Iverson too much for Wolves
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- If Allen Iverson keeps playing like this, he can wear any jersey he wants.
Vikings prepare for Pro Bowl announcement
The Pro Bowl rosters are announced on Thursday, and the Minnesota Vikings can't expect to have very many representatives.
Vikings to talk with St. Paul officials about stadium
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings will meet with St. Paul officials to explore potential stadium sites, a team official said.
Park does it in overtime
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild decided they'd taken enough punishment from the Edmonton Oilers.
Library speaker to share fitness tips to start the new year
Need inspiration to get fit in the new year? Need suggestions for sticking to your New Year's fitness resolution?
Searching high and low for that perfect gift?
Pictorial books, although often more expensive than other books, can provide a gift solution for the person who has everything or needs nothing.
Nystrom aspires to sports-writing career
Brainerd High School senior Thor Nystrom's passion is writing sports stories.
Auditions for 'Mister Roberts' set in Pequot Lakes
PEQUOT LAKES -- Auditions for the play "Mister Roberts," directed by C.J. Anderson for Pequot Lakes Community Theatre (Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts), will be 7 p.m. Jan. 6 and 7 at the Pequot Lakes School Theatre.
Carleton College graduate turned busy movie producer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Barrie Osborne is looking forward to a break.
Celebrate the holidays in many communities across state
This is the Explore Minnesota Events Report from the Minnesota Office of Tourism.
Bonnie Hemstad, educator from Baxter, will be at CatTales Books and Gifts in downtown Brainerd from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, with a board game she designed for kids ages 7 and older called Fossil Island.
Music General dancers to stage holiday show
The Music General dancers will present their 24th annual holiday show at 3 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd.
For week of Dec. 19-25; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," the second installment in the film trilogy of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic, opened Wednesday at area theaters. It follows last year's release of "The Fellowship of the Ring."
Twin Cities gospel choir to present show in Brainerd
The Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, presented by the Great River Arts Association of Little Falls.
Extension changes mean more information is at hand
PINE RIVER -- The University of Minnesota Extension Service has always tried to bring educational services to rural areas through county extension offices.
Upcoming Extension programs listed
Cass County Extension Service will offer the following programs to the public in 2003:
Byway can help fight against obesity -- really!
What, exactly, is the role of byways in combating obesity?
Eleanor Burkett, Cass County regional Extension educator in natural resources and environment, recently received the Excellence in Natural Resource and Environmental Program-ming Award in St. Cloud.
Frost on Beaver Dam Road.
State forecast for South Dakota
Winter weather advisory far northeast this afternoon...
Minnesota state forecast
Corrected national weather service twin cities/Chanhassen mn 508 am cst wed dec 18 2002
Oh, Christmas tree
Weather drawing by Katie Marie Ranney of Mrs. Sedlachek's second grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for North Dakota
national weather service bismarck nd 415 am cst wed dec 18 2002
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Light snow likely central and north. A chance of snow showers south. Temperatures steady or falling in the upper 20s to middle 30s. Tonight...Light snow likely northeast...A chance of light snow elsewhere. Lows from the upper teens to upper 20s.
State forecast for South Dakota
national weather service sioux falls sd 415 am cst wed dec 18 2002
State forecast for North Dakota
Winter storm warning parts of north central north dakota today...
Iowa state forecast
Updated national weather service des moines ia 805 am cst wed dec 18 2002
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Cloudy with scattered snow showers or flurries north and west. Partly sunny south. Near steady or slowly falling temperatures from the mid 30s to around 40.
Wisconsin state forecast
national weather service milwaukee/Sullivan wi 429 am cst wed dec 18 2002
Iowa state forecast
Today...Cloudy with a chance of light snow or flurries north. Partly cloudy south. Highs in the upper 30s to upper 40s.
The American Legion Auxiliary will have their luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Post 255. The menu includes chicken kiev with baked rice, salad, roll and dessert for just $4.50. To go orders are welcome. Please call the Post at 829-2249.
EDA to meet Thursday
The Brainerd Economic Development Authority will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday at Brainerd City Hall.
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