Acura rolls but doesn't rock
The 2004 Acura TL will raise no one's blood lust, nor will it send anyone into an eye-lolling frenzy.
Government to reconsider motor fuel efficiency rules
The Bush administration will consider applying fuel efficiency standards to extra-large sport-utility vehicles, which currently are exempt, as part of a broad review of fuel mileage requirements for all trucks and SUVs.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 550. Last Tuesday: 775. Year Ago Tuesday: 146. Monday actual: 501.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 119, a year ago 224.
Keep your martini perfectly chilled with these special glasses
No more sipping lukewarm Cosmopolitans....
Use leftover doughnuts, sweet rolls for bread pudding
Over the weekend I got a wonderful idea from a person I consider to be one of the finest cooks I know -- Leisha Tietz.
Put your holiday guests to work chopping vegetables, serving beverages
Cooks are rarely alone in the kitchen at holiday time. According to a survey conducted by knife maker CUTO Cutlery Corp., cooks said 85 percent of their guests pop into the kitchen offering to lend a hand with food preparation.
Keith and Iva Keller, Vienna, Austria, a boy, Eric Richard, 6 pounds, 9 ounces, Sept. 1, 2003. Grandparents are Dick and Florence Keller, Brainerd, and Pejo Ravlic, Croatia.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
CROSBY -- Forty members and guests of the Crosby-Ironton Senior Citizens Club attended their annual catered Christmas dinner Dec. 13 at the First Avenue Cafe.
Remember military families at Christmas
CAMP RIPLEY -- There will be empty chairs at dining tables throughout the Brainerd lakes area tonight and Thursday, a painful reminder to many families that their loved ones are serving abroad in the U.S. Armed Forces this holiday season.
CLC honors Mike Matanich, first director in Staples
STAPLES -- Central Lakes College paid posthumous tribute Friday to its first Staples campus director, Michael J. Matanich, with the installation of a metal photo-etching featuring his likeness.
Cass County Board sets annual retreat for Jan. 23 at Hope church
WALKER -- The Cass County Board will hold its annual county planning retreat Jan. 23 at Hope Lutheran Church in Walker.
A help to all
The Lakes Area Chaplaincy helps not only police officers and victims of crimes and accidents, but inmates at the county jail. Look for the story Friday in the Religion section.
THE GREATEST GIFT
EMILY -- Ed Martineau of Emily said he doesn't need any presents this Christmas.
Elk River man dies near Randall in ATV accident
RANDALL -- A 21-year-old Elk River man died as a result of an all-terrain vehicle accident today on 30th Avenue in Morrison County, four miles west of Randall.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1983) - Happy Holidays! May you find renewed peace and contentment during this blessed occasion.
Phelps OK'd as PUC chief
Tom Phelps will leave behind the title interim superintendent.
Two of the three Amity Scholars coming to assist in the world language classes in the Brainerd School District for second semester have host families, but one more host family is needed.
Remer Depot to become visitor center
WALKER -- Remodeling the Remer Depot into a visitor center for the community will become reality in 2004.
ROSEMOUNT -- Shannon Fyten, 38, Rosemount, formerly of Buckman, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at his residence. Arrangements are with Brenny Funeral Home in Pierz, Minn.
ONAMIA -- Borghild Olsen, 95-year-old resident of Onamia, Minn., passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, in Onamia. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Bethan
Thomas H. Herron
Thomas H. Herron, 73, resident of Brainerd, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003. Thomas was born in Brainerd on Feb
Beverly 'Bev' Siegel
ROYALTON -- Beverly "Bev" Siegel, age 62, a resident of Royalton, Minn., passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at her home.
AITKIN -- Carolyn Margaret Weber, age 82, of Aitkin, died on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003 at the Cuyuna Regional Ca
Irene Marion Eschenbacher, age 74, of rural Brainerd, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
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Fayola P. Reeve
WALKER -- Fayola Phyllis Reeve, age 70, of Walker, Minn., died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at North Country Hospital in Bemidji, Minn.
LITTLE FALLS -- Frank Ellenbecker, 87, a resident of Little Falls, died Wednesday, Dec. 24 at St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Brenny Simonet East Chapel.
Pearl M.S. Nordin
CROSBY -- Pearl Marian Sofia Nordin, 88, Crosby, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at Augustana Chapel View Care Center in Hopkins.
ELK RIVER -- Michael D. Blaisdell, 21, of Elk River, Minn., formerly of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, as a result of injuries received in a four-wheeler accident in Parker Township, Morrison County.
Dorothy J. (Swehla) Blakesley
AITKIN -- Dorothy Janet (Swehla) Blakesley, age 81, of Aitkin, Minn., died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in
Amish keep it simple on Christmas
LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. -- Come Christmas Day, Daniel Esher, an Amish widower and woodworker won't shower his 15 grandchildren with presents from the outlet mall. Instead, Esher and his family will attend a three-hour religious service, filled with German hymns, prayer and Bible readings.
Jesus rules in the sequel
My son, Lucius, is bored with bedtime stories. He's sick of the sequels, Rumpelstiltskin II, etc. So he sketches an alternative: Jesus and his best friend, Santa Claus, travel to Asia to fight their enemy -- the Eastern Temple Worms.
Open Forum guidelines
The Dispatch encourages readers to sound off in the Open Forum.
Re: Christmas 2003 letters from adults and children
Crapo wins again; 'Superman' flies again
Hill City -- Shaun Crapo scored his second consecutive Pro Stock win and Blair Morgan returned to victory circle in the third round of the World Snowmobile Association Snocross Worldwide Championship Sunday at Quadna.
WADENA -- Brandon Currie had two goals to help the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to a 5-2 Mid-State Conference boys' hockey victory over Park Rapids Tuesday.
BHS places third in meet
In a measuring-stick type of a meet over the weekend, the Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team pulled off its best performance of the young season.
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton ties Warriors
CLOQUET -- Cloquet-Esko-Carlton scored two goals in the final 12 seconds of regulation and salvaged a 6-6 overtime tie against the Brainerd Warriors in a Section 7, Class 2A boys' hockey game Tuesday.
Warrior hoops notes
The Brainerd Warriors will play in the Winona High School boys' basketball holiday tournament Monday and Tuesday.
Tom Herron taught more than boxing
Tom Herron, who was synonymous with Golden Gloves in Brainerd, died Monday at 73, but not before leaving a boxing legacy in the Brainerd area.
Crosby Ironton 8, Squirt White/BMC 1
Stoll pours in 44 points
AITKIN -- Ben Stoll missed 10 shots Tuesday in the championship game of the 21st annual Aitkin Quarterbacks boys' basketball tournament.
Local sports shorts
The Minnesota Twins winter caravan will stop in Aitkin, Little Falls and Brainerd on Jan. 15.
Gobblers beaten by late shot
AITKIN The team that just wouldn't go away.
C-I drops PR-B
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers used a balanced scoring attack to defeat the Pine River-Backus Tigers 73-33 in Mid-State Conference boys' basketball action Tuesday.
Warriors finally find winning ingredients
The Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team suffered through a brutal stretch of three games to open the season.
STAPLES -- Michelle Honek scored 15 points and Kendell Spar added 14 for the Staples-Motley Cardinals in a 54-46 overtime victory over the Detroit Lakes Lakers in Mid-State Conference girls' basketball Tuesday.
MILACA -- The Class 1A second-ranked Pierz Pioneers defeated the Sartell Sabres 39-18 and lost to the Milaca Wolves 37-20 in a triangular wrestling meet Tuesday.
'Christmas Story' celebrates 20 years
Take a triple-dog dare and watch all 24 hours of TNT's airings of "A Christmas Story." The marathon of back-to-back showings begins on Wednesday at 5 p.m. on the cable network.
Tops on the tube
"Well, maybe it wasn't so bad after all."
CLC singers perform 'Chicago'
Taking a break from finals week, the Central Lakes College Choir recently sang Christmas carols for more than 100 residents of the Woodland Good Samaritan Village nursing home and assisted living facility in Brainerd. The fall term at CLC ended Dec. 19 and the spring semester starts Jan. 7.
For week of Dec. 24-Dec. 30; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Adams' 'Love is Hell' contains songs that are dark, ruminative confessions
Ryan Adams is so prolific he records albums between albums.
Representatives to share scenic byway news in the new year
Since its official beginning in June 1998, the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association has been supported and appreciated by the many jurisdictions through which the route passes.
The sun rose over fish houses on Round Lake. -- Steve Kohls
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early northwest. Scattered flurries this morning far north. Highs in the 20s.
State forecast for north dakota
.Today...Sunny. Highs around 30 northeast to the upper 40s southwest.
Oh, Christmas tree
Weather drawing by Briana Thorkelson of Mrs. Wig's third grade class at Garfield school.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from the 30s east to the low 50s southwest.
State forecast for iowa
.Today...Sunny. Patchy fog in the morning north. Highs in the
State forecast for minnesota
.Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from the mid 20s far east to the
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