Around the watercooler
STAYING POWER: New hires are more likely to stay at a job if recruited through inside sources, instead of through ads or employment agencies, studies show. Researchers at Ohio State University reanalyzed data from 28 studies involving nearly 39,000 employees to see what types of recruitment sources are most likely to yield long-term workers.
Firm sees bright future for taconite operations
DULUTH (AP) -- Officials with Cleveland-Cliffs say the new year looks good for taconite operations on the Iron Range and in Michigan, which are expected to operate at full capacity.
LITTLE FALLS -- Donella O'Neill of Monahan's Larson Motor Service was named January employee of the month by the Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce.
Ventura: 'In typical Minnesota fashion we banded together and got the job done'
MINNEAPOLIS -- The people responsible for Minnesota's essential services searched in vain Friday for evidence of Y2K disruptions, and as the clock rolled over to the new year it appeared that months and even years of rewriting computer code had paid off.
Merger mania has marked end of century
The industrial world has approached the turn of the century in a frenzy of merger madness, capping a dramatic wave of global corporate consolidation that has been gaining momentum through much of this decade.
The past year has brought myriad changes to the Brainerd lakes area's business community.
Mixing mutual funds and philanthropy raises questions
WASHINGTON -- In an age when private enterprise is venturing into such traditionally public arenas as education and prison management, philanthropy has become the latest activity to lure profit-makers.
New stock issues raise record $69 billion as investors bet on Internet
NEW YORK -- Sexy new Internet stocks, like Commerce One Inc. and VA Linux, helped make 1999 a record year for initial public stock offerings and the trend looks like it will continue in early news.
Post office: New century, same mission
"Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."
Have a good millennium
"Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom" (Psalm 90:12)
Jazz musician leaves estate to Minneapolis church
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Dick Pendleton put his $6 envelope into the offering plate each Sunday. In his later years, he volunteered to play clarinet at the Calvary Lutheran Church.
Those trying to win heart of another must avoid pitfalls
QUESTION: Last week you explained the first nine principles of your ''Love Must Be Tough'' philosophy. What are the remaining eight?
Prepare for the future
You are perhaps reading this on the eve of Y2K. As a student of people, I confess that I have found great pleasure in following the process.
Park United Methodist Church Women's executive board will meet at 10 a.m. Monday.
Two millenniums ago, Jesus Christ, the man who embodied the spirit and the power upon which Christianity was built, was born to earth.
Weather - Brainerd forecast
Brainerd forecast -- Tonight...Cloudy with some flurries. Patchy freezing drizzle possible. Low near 20. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph...Becoming northwest.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 250.
St. Joseph's Medical Center -- Kory and Nikki (Smith) Peterson, Brainerd, a girl, Mallory Elaine, 7 pounds, 14 ounces, Oct. 15, 1999. Grandparents are Nancy Kucera, Duluth, the late Charles Smith, and Bruce and Phyllis Peterson, Fergus Falls.
MONDAY -- B-Poptart, cheese slice or yogurt, juice. L-Chicken nuggets, tri-taters, green beans, apple turnover.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
Weather - Around the region
Around the region -- Alexandria 32 15 tr. , Duluth 25 16 .11, Hibbing 25 13 .04
This was Brainerd
December 31 -- 40 years ago (1959) -- Celebrate New Year's at these fun spots: The Vogue, Starlite Club, Dugout, Club LaGuyal, The Winnipeg, Veit's Green Lantern, Brainerd Theater, Lassig's Log Cabin, Harold's Club, Smoky Bill's.
How the state has grown
In 1900, Minnesota was a young, fast-growing state with a large immigrant population and an economy based on farming and natural resources.
This was Brainerd
January 2 -- 40 years ago (1960) -- The new year brings both good and bad news for the wage earners of Brainerd and the nation. The good news includes five weekend holidays which means a holiday on the following Monday.
The final days of December were regular work days in Brainerd
The final days of December were regular work days for Brainerd area residents in 1899.
A look at area counties' growth
Individual cities, notably Crosslake, are expected to see substantial population increases. Some Cuyuna Range communities were projected to see population declines in the coming decades.
Lively name continues through centuries
newspaper pages at the last turn of the century have a few connections to the Brainerd of news -- and they are family ties.
Last paper of 1899 reported doing normal business
Normal: Jan. 1, 1900, did not make headlines in Brainerd.
Throw another log on the fire
When Kenny Soutter sold firewood door-to-door as a kid, he tried to disarm skeptics by teaching them how to build a fire. ''If my wood burns, you buy it,'' he'd say. ''If it doesn't, you don't.''
Lighting cluster of candles in fireplace is trendy
The world of fireplace accessories is hot. Even in homes where no one ever actually puts match to log.
No Y2K problems expected but firms are cautious
MINNEAPOLIS -- Millions of dollars have been spent eradicating the bug and businesses and individuals are confident that the months -- sometimes years -- of work will bear fruit.
Local news briefs
The annual radar run scheduled for Saturday on Gull Lake has received scheduling approval from the DNR and Cass County. Approval of the event had been delayed because of concern that the ice was unsafe for the such an activity.
Elliot Richardson dies in Boston at 79
Elliot L. Richardson, 79, who shocked the nation and stunned the Republican Party in 1973 by resigning as U.S. attorney general when directed by President Richard M. Nixon to fire the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate break-in and subsequent cover up, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Dec. 31 at a hospital in Boston.
Heartland Detachment of the Marine Corps League members Jim Schubert (left), Wallace Anderson and Ken Maglaughlin fold the American flag.
Crowded situation eases somewhat at St. Joe's
St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd is now operating at Code Yellow, which means the hospital is accepting new patients on a limited basis.
Workers turn to games, food, TV when Y2K bug doesn't bite
So what do you do if you've been assigned Y2K duty on New Year's Eve and the millennium bug is a big bust?
Big news to close out old year
MOSCOW -- Asking forgiveness for his mistakes, Boris Yeltsin stunned Russia today by announcing his resignation and saying elections will be held in 90 days for a new president to lead the nation into the new century.
Concern raised over swap of militants
NEW DELHI, India (AP) -- As freed hostages recovered from their eight-day hijacking nightmare, India's foreign minister said today that their captors had wired their jet to explode and possibly kept extra weapons in the cargo hold.
Yeltsin leaves legacy of blemished achievements
MOSCOW -- Boris Yeltsin was Russia's first democratically elected president. That much is indisputable. Under his leadership, communism was dismantled and the country set out to build a new economic and political system. That is also indisputable.
Y2K helps cities prepare for the worst
MANKATO (AP) -- Even if the year news arrived smoothly, the public information director for the city of Mankato says the contingency planning was not for naught.
Hijack crisis ends quietly
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Brandishing pistols, five hijackers walked off an Indian Airlines plane today, ending an eight-day hostage crisis after India released three prominent militants, including a Muslim cleric who is a leader of a group seeking independence for Indian-held Kashmir.
Ex-coach, ref charged with sports bookmaking
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A suspended college and high school referee previously charged with bookmaking and convicted of drug conspiracy was charged this week with taking bets on college and professional football and basketball games.
Sparse crowds celebrate new year
The new century arrived with a slow gait Friday night in the Brainerd lakes area, the sparse crowds a telltale sign at clubs and special events.
Some Minnesota banks to be open New Year's Day to reassure customers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A handful of Minnesota banks will be open New Year's Day in the hope of soothing any jittery customers' Y2K fears.
Last year's first baby ready for new year and new millennium
NISSWA -- It's been a tumultuous first year for little Shelby Wilson, Crow Wing County's first baby born in 1999.
When all the world finally, truly became a stage
It was only the world -- the same world we've always seen. But for one night, a night like no other, a collection of humanity's best snapshots made it something different. Perhaps even something more.
Workers evacuated from plant
LUVERNE (AP) -- Fifty-two employees of a Gold'n Plump Poultry chicken processing plant were checked at hospitals after several became ill from what officials believe was a natural gas leak.
Working their way into new millennium
Most businesses throughout the Brainerd lakes area were darkened when the new century began, but it wasn't because of the Y2K computer glitch.
Meningitis claims student
CROOKSTON (AP) -- State health officials are contacting students who may have had close contact with a University of Minnesota-Crookston student who died of meningitis.
For once, television goes global
It took the turn of a century for this nation's television to fully acknowledge the world beyond U.S. borders.
Boris & Bill Clinton and Yeltsin an oddly close duo
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For seven years, Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin hugged, laughed and disagreed with each other so regularly they seemed more like fraternity brothers than heads of state.
Y2K: The glitch that didn't steal the new year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Breathing a collective sigh of relief, America crossed the threshold into the new century with the airways, power plants and telecommunication systems that hold the nation together largely undisturbed by Y2K computer problems.
Area banks take it all in stride
Bank employees around the Brainerd lakes area enjoyed New Year's Eve confident of their Y2K preparedness plans.
Amid fireworks and parties, many worship
It was a come-as-you-like party in a splendid setting. A poet in dreadlocks wore glittering year ''news'' glasses; a consultant chose black tie. Nine-year-old Theodore Clemens, in red fleece, wouldn't have stayed home for anything.
Woman arrested for holding hostages in bank for 8 hours
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- A hostage standoff that lasted nearly eight hours ended early today when two of the people being held captive managed to disarm the female suspect, allowing a SWAT team to make the arrest.
Big Apple throws a party for the globe
NEW YORK (AP) -- For 24 hours at least, Times Square's nickname lived up to its hype as the Crossroads of the World: The people of the world were either on its sealed-off streets or flashing across its screens.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The emergency operations center set up by the state in a downtown hotel wasn't exactly a beehive of activity as the minutes ticked toward the new year.
County expected to keep on growing
Projections for growth in Crow Wing County signal continued increases in population. In fact, state expectations may be too low.
Kids share in excitement
For some it was just a strange occasion to wear hats.
Some party like it's 1999; some feel it's just another night
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesotans celebrated the end of the century in mostly calm fashion Friday night, and most people said they were treating the millennial event as just another New Year's Eve.
Officials say electric power system passing first Y2K test
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's electric power system appeared to pass the Year news test Saturday as the country moved into the new year without any reports of significant energy-related computer glitches or power interruptions.
Clinton asks nation to embrace change in the 21st century
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With an extravagant fireworks display dancing up the sides of the Washington Monument as the 21st century arrived in America, President Clinton called on the nation to fear not the future but to ''welcome it, embrace it and create it.''
Watching and waiting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- For Michael Lamb and other Northern States Power Co. employees who spent the day in the utility's downtown control room, New Year's Eve involved a lot of watching and waiting, but not much else.
Duluth man burned while testing generator in preparation for Y2K
DULUTH (AP) -- A Duluth man was hospitalized in good condition Saturday with burns suffered while testing a generator in anticipation of possible Y2K-related outages.
A look at Crow Wing Power
Crow Wing Power mainly serves rural areas with smaller businesses and areas in Baxter.
Autopsy concludes Apollo High student drowned in pool
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- An autopsy has confirmed preliminary conclusions that an Apollo High School student found at the bottom of the pool after a gym class drowned accidentally.
Law enforcement busy -- with business as usual
For law enforcement, the first response calls on New Year's Day had more to do with too much celebrating than too little Y2K planning.
It wasn't exactly a holiday for some
A day more typically spent around football bowl games and bags of chips will instead mean work for many this weekend.
New Year's Eve notes
No planes arrived after 10:15 p.m., but a few people still spent midnight on New Year's Eve close to the flight lines at the Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport.
No Y2K news is good news
And the lights stayed on.
Russia unleashes huge strike on Grozny
GROZNY, Russia (AP) -- Plumes of black smoke hung over Grozny Saturday after waves of low-flying Russian jets unleashed scores of bombs on the shattered city in one of the biggest attacks yet on the Chechen capital.
Senator criticizes university's security at nuclear labs
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California's senior senator is questioning whether the state university system is fit to safeguard nuclear secrets at weapons laboratories in the wake of a spying scandal.
Britton boy is the first born in the country
It's a baby boy!
The food will be ready
Food and beverages will be available for purchase, including dinners, at the Brainerd Lakes Area Millennium Festival this weekend at Central Lakes College.
Roseville junior high school to continue single-gender classes
ROSEVILLE (AP) -- A public junior high school plans to continue its experiment with single-gender classes next year, after a study showed that students' grades improved faster than in classes with boys and girls together.
St. Paul celebrates a Capital New Year one day early
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Thousands of people flocked to downtown St. Paul to party while it still was 1999.
From the Dakota Sioux to retirees
Construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad from Duluth to the Brainerd area in the 1870s opened the way for white settlers. By the early 1900s farms were dotting the landscape.
So far, so good
A world remade by technology today began the rollover to the year 2000 with no early signs of cyber-chaos, after years of preparation and billions of dollars spent to fix a simple but widespread computer bug.
The ball drops, and all appears calm and bright
The world has seen itself at its best.
City 9th-graders not at scene of Tampa shooting
They saw squad cars and heard sirens, but 15 Brainerd ninth-graders were never in danger when a man killed five in a hotel shooting spree in Tampa, Fla., Thursday.
Amish not worried about Y2K
Police officers and computer geeks may be sweating out the change of the calendar to the year news.
Farmers need little preparation for Y2K
ZWINGLE, Iowa (AP) -- Natural disasters -- blizzards and tornadoes -- weren't enough to get Rob Deegan to buy a portable generator. It was a potential manmade disaster that sent him shopping.
First ships pass through Panama's canal after transfer
PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) -- As the first ships of the new millennium sailed smoothly through the locks Saurday, Panamanians celebrated the New Year, and above all, the handover of the Panama Canal and the U.S-held territory that had long cut this nation in two.
Jerry Miller, 53, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at his home from complications from diabetes.
Wilfred Joseph Sauer
COLD SPRING -- Wilfred Joseph Sauer, 76, died Wednesday at Assumption Home in Cold Spring.
Blanche E. Peebles
AITKIN -- Blanche E. Peebles, 94, Aitkin, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Wilfred Joseph Sauer
COLD SPRING -- Wilfred Joseph Sauer, 76, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at Assumption Home in Cold Spring.
STAPLES -- Pearl Sellnow, 83, Staples, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at the Greater Staples Care Center.
Pearl Sellnow, 83, Staples, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at the Greater Staples Care Center.
Sylvia J. Rehm
Sylvia J. Rehm, 68, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Cleo Drahos, 78, Brainerd, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Cleo L. Drahos
Cleo L. Drahos, 78, Brainerd, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Mille Lacs authority
The following editorial appeared Wednesday in the St. Cloud Times
Millennium thoughts - Dispatch editorial
Although Brainerd's recorded history is a short one, the story is not much different from the tales of ancient civilization.
Social Security ideas now in play
WASHINGTON -- The campaign television ad was devastating for its simplicity: Two hands tearing up a Social Security card.
Can we get it right in the 21st century?
Before the 20th century ended there were still many things that seemed beyond understanding.
Planning ahead for 21st century
You won't find me anywhere near Times Square on New Year's Eve, notwithstanding the expected appearance of a score of 25-foot tall, sidewalk-roaming puppets, 8,000 cops and the fact that the potentially lethal manhole covers have been welded shut.
Why worry? - Dispatch Editorial
On top of everything else related to Y2K that has left us entering the next millennium fighting feelings of paranoia, now we're supposed to worry about encroaching terrorism. The whole issue is overblown.
Dispatch editorial views
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
A GUIDE TO ICE FISHING
The Brainerd lakes area of north central Minnesota is a region resplendent with great ice fishing.
Alaska man in line for DNR wildlife post
ST. PAUL (AP) -- An Alaska wildlife official and Minnesota native has been asked to direct one of the largest divisions of the state Department of Natural Resources, an agency spokesman said Thursday.
DNR staffers look back and ahead
The DNR has come a long ways in the 20th century.
Bird feeders can help birds survive winter
With the arrival of colder winter weather and snow cover, now is the time to adjust bird feeding activities and possibly the arrangement of feeders, the DNR says. This will help the birds survive and increase your enjoyment of bird feeding.
DNR to unveil boating study at CLC
Minnesotans will be warmed with thoughts of summer when the DNR presents "Boating in North Central Minnesota: Status in 1998 and Trends Since 1985" from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 12 at the theater of the Central Lakes College in Brainerd. The public is invited.
Statistics point to improved harvest
Preliminary results from the 1999 firearms deer
A Cardinal complaint: Stanford says it's getting no respect
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Stanford has been discounted, dismissed and disrespected all season long, and it's starting to wear a little thin on the Pac-10 champions.
A photograph of Brainerd senior Ryan Scheeler in Wednesday's edition of the Dispatch was incorrectly identified as Pat O'Brien. Scheeler finished seventh in the 100 butterfly Tuesday at the Brainerd Invitational in 1:05.75. He was also eighth in the 50 freestyle and was a member of the second place 200 medley relay team.
An upside down year for the NFL
The up teams were down, the down teams were up, and the entire NFL season was upside down. How else can you explain the possibility that the Super Bowl might well feature two teams, Indianapolis and St. Louis, that combined for seven wins last year?
THE SPORTING CENTURY BROUGHT PEOPLE TOGETHER
Late in the summer of 1927, a few days before the ''Fight of the Century'' between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney in Chicago, a 13-year-old boy in New York swiped $120 his father had stashed in a closet.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Natalie Dunphy's progression as a girls' hockey player personifies the strides the Brainerd Warriors program has made.
Carter is the reason for this postseason
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- The tattoo on strong safety Tyrone Carter's left arm is blemished but the image is chiseled forever in his soul.
What's ahead? Look for more specialization in high school sports
When I was in high school, the most impressive thing about my fellow athletes was not quality, but quantity.
Area events Tuesday
C-I rolls past Deer River in own tourney
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers rolled over the Deer River Warriors 57-45 in a final round win in the Crosby-Ironton Tournament Thursday.
To air is human but Babe is the man
One hundred years' worth of recollections have been culled, widespread polling has been completed, the votes have been tallied, the verdict is in.
Pequot girls skate to sixth place
BLAINE -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots girls' hockey team skated to a sixth-place finish in the yellow division of the Super Rink Invitational at the National Sports Center on Wednesday following a 5-2 loss to Hudson, Wis.
MIAMI (AP) -- The unrehearsed celebration by Illinois was well deserved.
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers redeemed themselves Thursday and claimed third place with a 9-1 victory over the Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels boys' hockey team in the Little Falls Tournament.
S-M beats Pine River-Backus
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals handed the Pine River-Backus Tigers girls' basketball team a 63-43 loss Thursday in the championship of the Staples-Motley Tournament.
Pine River-Backus bows in championship
ST. CLOUD -- The Pine River-Backus boys' basketball team was defeated 52-48 by Moose Lake-Willow River Thursday in the championship game of the St. Cloud Cathedral Tournament.
Doleman could reach milestone Sunday
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- If Vikings defensive end Chris Doleman gets half a sack on Sunday against the Lions, he'll be in rare company.
Stanford band to the world: 'We've got to be me'
PASADENA, Calif. -- ''This practice is top secret,'' the earnest young man said. ''You can't be here.''
Oregon's defensive ploy upsets Gophers
EL PASO, Texas -- The Oregon Ducks knew that Billy Cockerham was really a running back in a quarterback's body.
Now it's the Bulls' turn to worrry
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- It was Dec. 30, 1997, that the Minnesota Timberwolves won the game that marked the turnaround of their franchise -- beating Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls for the first time.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) -- Mississippi provided its football fans with a New Year's Eve to remember.
Schumacher reaches milestone in W-DC win
WADENA -- Josh Schumacher scored the 100th goal of his high school career Thursday and led the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to a 6-5 win over the Crosby-Ironton/Aitkin boys' hockey team in the W-DC Holiday Hockey Tournament.
Arrington heading for the NFL
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Although his final decision didn't surprise many, LaVar Arrington wrestled with the question of leaving Penn State early for the NFL.
Bowl organizers say they're ready for clock management
The relationship between the sports fan and New Year's Day has long been a lovefest of television, cushy couches, junk food and college football.
Jets play spoiler as playoff spots come down to final game
Since their playoff hopes went aglimmering with a 1-6 start, the New York Jets have been playing spoiler, beating Miami (twice), Dallas, New England and Buffalo.
Pierz snaps back to win
SARTELL -- The Pierz Pioneers bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 38-35 win over the Sartell Sabres Thursday to claim third place in the Sartell Holiday Tournament.
Special teams could be sweet difference
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- When Florida State and Virginia Tech play for the national championship in Tuesday night's Sugar Bowl, the game could turn on a special play by a special teams player.
Brainerd boys edge Virginia
VIRGINIA -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' hockey team defeated Virginia 3-2 in overtime during non-conference play Thursday.
The Minnesota football team is ranked 12th in the nation, but its school fight song is ranked even higher.
George not getting nostalgic for Detroit
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Jeff George, who began the rejuvenation of his NFL career against the Detroit Lions in October, sees nothing special in wrapping up the regular season against them.
Brainerd had its sports greats in 20th century
By now, unless you have been trapped in a cave, you have been bombarded by all-century athlete lists in magazines and newspapers and on TV.
Is the world ready for the Portland Crashers?
If you're reading this, you made it home safe from your New Year's festivities Friday night and Y2K apparently didn't affect the light in your bathroom.
Vikings battling for post-season position
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Players on the Lions and Vikings say they're approaching Sunday as if it were a playoff game.
Radio guide -- WYRQ-FM (92.1), KFML-FM (94.1), KKIN-FM (94.3), KTCF-FM (101.5), KTIG-FM (102.7), WCCO-AM (830), KKIN-AM (930), KLTF-AM (960), 3WI-AM (1270), KVBR-AM (1340), KLIZ-AM (1380), KLLZ-AM (1600)
Husker shrugs off injury; 'U' tumbles
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Louis Truscott said he was going to play Friday after missing three games with a knee injury. And play he did, coming off the bench to score a career-high 15 points to help lift the Cornhuskers to a 90-78 win over Minnesota.
'99 sports in review
In the 1990s the top sports story in the Brainerd lakes area may have been the explosion of resort golf.
Groups target use of racist words in addresses on Net
Civil rights groups are racing to secure Internet address names that contain some of the most racist words in the English language in order to keep them away from hate groups.
Injet printers and prints enter millennium
Digital imaging technology is amazing, especially when it comes to inkjet printers. For as little as $150, you can now get a color inkjet printer that makes fairly good photo prints.
Barely bugged by Y2K, world's computers roll over to news
The new millennium dawned this morning and the world's computers hummed along as if it were just another day, the feared Y2K bug barely noticeable.
Problem: How to keep in touch with old friends from high school when your graduation predated the invention of the Web by years.
Jodi Dambowy and Keith Soderman were married on Sept. 18, 1999, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Robert Twiton officiating.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Sons fight for life due to drunk dad
DEAR ABBY: My good friend experienced a tragedy last night. Her ex-husband had their two little boys with him for a weekend visit. He got drunk, took them for a ride and got into a wreck.
Child in need
You know how it is when another year comes to an end. You think back over the past year, you celebrate your
Robert and Donna Brown recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows for Mass and a dinner at Sherwood Forest. They were married March 6, 1949, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd.
Michelle Borg and Jeffrey Koles were married on Aug. 14, 1999, at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church of Brainerd with Russell Kalenberg officiating.
There will be a senior dance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Brainerd Legion. Music by Lyle Cline.
Jodi Marie Zappa and Stephen Jay Morrison announce their engagement. Parents are Patricia and Harvey Baron, Royalton, and Robin and Gary Morrison, Pequot Lakes. A May 6, news, wedding is being planned in Nisswa.
7 p.m. second Thursday at Brainerd Elks Club (ages 21-39). Call: 829-3316 or 828-9598.
Meets 8:30 a.m. Tuesday
Linda Tripp undergoes plastic surgery
COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) -- Linda Tripp, whose face launched a thousand skits, has a new look.
Crystal Ludwig and Luke Anderson were married on Oct. 4, 1999, at St. Francis Catholic Church of Brainerd with Father Walsh and the Rev. Briemhorst officiating.
Duplicate bridge is played at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Senior Lakes Activity Center. Scores are Mark Anderson and Phyllis DeRosier, 44; Gordon Becker and Don Rasmussen, 43.5; Mary Jane Janacek and Betty Swart, 41; and Bruce Eastman and Pat Spradlin, 40.5.
Sandra Potthoff and Leslie Grant were married on Aug. 7, 1999, at the Hyatt Whitney Hotel in Minneapolis with Judge Stephen O. Swanson officiating.
Jerry and Donna Sanderson, Crosby, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 27.
Paula Olson and John Rossum were married on Aug. 14, 1999, at South Long Lake Presbyterian Church in Brainerd with Pastor Dwight Johnson officiating.
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