The Brainerd Fire Department responded Sunday to what turned out to be a false alarm at the Women's Center in Brainerd.
Democrats criticize White House over 2001 failures
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats hammered President Bush for focusing on terrorism at what they called the expense of domestic issues. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said the White House got involved too late on a stalled economic package.
Senate building decontamination effort continues
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After four days, workers hope to complete the decontamination of the Hart Senate Office Building of trace amounts of anthrax spores using poisonous chlorine dioxide gas.
Senator: Intelligence indicates bin Laden alive
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forces in Afghanistan have taken custody of 30 more suspected Taliban or al-Qaida prisoners, a Pentagon spokeswoman said Monday.
Eric Price, the son of the Rev. and Mrs. David Price of Jordan and formerly of Baxter, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in youth ministries and Bible studies from Northwestern College in St. Paul. Price is a 1997 Brainerd High School graduate.
Murder investigation continues
A week after the double homicide shocked a rural Brainerd neighborhood, sheriff's officials continue to investigate the deaths of Theodore "Ted" and Angeline "Angie" Bieganek.
Katie Boran wore an unusual garment, the "quillow," created by her mother, Mary, and given to senior members of the Brainerd girls' swim team this fall.
Here's advice for sticking to those resolutions
Within hours, Dick Clark will be counting down the seconds until 2002.
The Crow Wing County Assessor's Office will not be mailing out homestead affidavit cards for the 2002 assessment year.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Happy New Year! A toast to the Brand New Year. May it hold many good things for you.
From elections to health care, New Year's Day brings new laws
New Year's Day brings more than resolutions, hangovers and football games -- Florida gets revamped elections and Washington state sees new limits on tax increases, while attempts to improve health care begin in Colorado, Rhode Island and elsewhere.
Imports banned among staff of some Michigan lawmakers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bob Allison walked into the interview with all the professional credentials needed to get a job as Rep. David Bonior's press secretary.
ACLU clings to Bill of Rights in taking on Ten Commandment postings
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Those who want the Ten Commandments posted in Kentucky courthouses say history is on their side. A civil liberties group that wants the displays taken down makes the same claim.
Recovered Rockwell painting stirs memories
SOUTH RIVER, N.J. (AP) -- A Norman Rockwell painting stolen from a Minnesota art gallery 23 years ago was recovered this month -- an event that stirred the memories of those involved in the painting's creation.
Debate emerges over fairness of using economic boycotts to win concessions
When Jamie Morrison stayed at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Daytona Beach, Fla., for a 1999 black college reunion, he says he was told to wear an orange plastic wristband at all times and couldn't bring friends into the hotel.
President hikes federal worker wages by up to 5.4 percent
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- President Bush is giving pay raises to most federal workers ranging from 4.5 percent to 5.4 percent, slightly more than the hikes they got a year ago.
YEAR 2002: A LOOK AHEAD
Some stories to look for in the coming year:
In hog country, concern remains high for dreaded viral disease
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- As the nation comes to grips with bioterrorism, agriculture officials say foot-and-mouth disease is one additional threat that must be guarded against since the virus could easily be delivered by a terrorist.
Business news expected in world in 2002
-- Economists and business leaders expect the year to see a rebound in the economy, now officially in recession. But they remain uncertain about exactly when it will happen.
New York City prepares for tonight with Sept. 11 in mind
NEW YORK (AP) -- With Sept. 11 in mind, police and organizers of the New Year's Eve celebration braced for an expected half-million Times Square revelers ushering in 2002.
Bowl game bits, pieces
Among the events leading up to the Humanitarian Bowl was the Black Angus Beef Bowl, which pitted "players from op
Iginla snaps out of slump against Wild
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Jarome Iginla emphatically snapped out of his first prolonged slump of the season.
At Nashville, Tenn.
Mahala E. Fawkes
DEERWOOD -- Mahala E. Fawkes, 97, Deerwood, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
AITKIN -- Joni Smith, 47, Aitkin, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at home.
Louise D. Manka
RANDALL -- Louise D. Manka, 92, Randall, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at Falls Good Samaritan Center in International Falls.
William S. McClenahan
APPLETON, Wis. -- William St. Clair McClenahan, 89, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Wis., following a brief illness.
LITTLE FALLS -- Collette Newman, 93, Little Falls, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Floyd A. Harms
EAGAN -- Floyd Alfred Harms, 74, Eagan, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville.
Catherine 'Katie' Fleischhacker
Catherine "Katie" (Veit) Fleischhacker, 95, Brainerd, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Earl D. Glover
McGREGOR -- Earl D. Glover, 99, McGregor, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
Broder 'goofs' of 2001
WASHINGTON--The past year got off to a flying start in terms of supplying items for the annual "goofs" column, that exercise in self-humiliation that has become a tradition here.
Pass the celery
Quick, wherever you are, right now, stand up to read this. Get up. That's it. No, straighter than that.
Minnesota News Council can help readers
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
A recent writer denies the righ
Roseau man dies in crash with tour bus
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (AP) -- One man was killed and several people were injured when a Canadian tour bus and a van collided at an intersection in Thief River Falls, the State Patrol said.
Homicides in Twin Cities lowest in years
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- As the year draws to a close, it appears that Minneapolis and St. Paul will have the lowest homicide totals in at least 15 years.
Grocers upset about tax on store-baked goods
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Beginning Tuesday, Minnesota shoppers who choose store-baked bread over the trucked-in loaf of Wonder Bread or Pepperidge Farm will pay a price for their preference.
Medica settles contract dispute with most clinics
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Successful negotiations between Medica and 20 specialty-physician clinics means tens of thousands of the health plan's patients won't have to find a new doctor after all.
Three die in Princeton house fire
PRINCETON (AP) -- Three people died Sunday in a house fire in this east-central Minnesota city, authorities said.
Hundreds of former LTV workers search for employment
DULUTH (AP) -- Six hundred of the 1,074 LTV Steel Mining Co. workers who lost their jobs last January and enrolled with the Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training are still looking for work.
Warrior boys lose in championship game
OAKDALE -- Mike Zauhar's 24 points weren't enough as the Brainerd Warriors lost in the championship game 65-51 to the St. Paul Harding Knights in the Tartan boys' basketball invitational Saturday.
Brainerd girls capture consolation title
ELK RIVER -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team claimed the consolation championship at the Elk River tournament with a 57-50 triumph over Holy Angels Saturday.
Flyer boys third at Moorhead
MOORHEAD -- The Little Falls Flyers claimed third-place honors with a 60-55 victory over the Buffalo Bison in the Moorhead boys' basketball invitational Saturday.
The Brainerd Warriors sophomore boys' basketball squad split two games Saturday.
Park Center proves better than record
It was a game the Brainerd Warriors boys' hockey team thought it could chalk up in the victory column.
LF girls win consolation title
COLD SPRING -- The Little Falls Flyers girls' basketball team had three players score in double figures in a 66-48 victory over the Minneapolis DeLaSalle Islanders in the consolation championship game of the Rocori Invitational Saturday.
Unless you live in Buffalo, N.Y., Mother Nature has been quite fickle with snow so far this winter, sparing Minnesota from huge amounts of the annoying white powder.
C-I-A snaps losing streak
WADENA -- Brandon Laffin had a goal and two assists to help the Crosby-Ironton-Aitkin Grizzlies defeat the Windom Eagles 4-2 at the Wadena-Deer Creek boys' hockey tournament Saturday.
Boys' hockey tournament may become annual event
After not playing in a holiday tournament on home ice for 13 years the Brainerd Warriors boys' hockey team hopes another event becomes an annual tradition.
Texas Tech routs Gophers
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Bob Knight saw the comeback ability of his Texas Tech team on Sunday.
Timberwolves glad Trail Blazers are getting worse
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- All season long the Portland Trail Blazers have said that it's too early to panic about their mediocre record.
Triumph on the tundra
Minnesota 0 3 3 7 --13
Most WCHA teams shine in holiday tournament play
WCHA teams came up champions in three of four weekend tournaments, with Minnesota winning the Mariucci Classic, North Dakota the Great Lakes Invitational, and Denver the Wells Fargo Denver Cup.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Patchy morning fog west and central...Then partly sunny. Increasing cloudiness this morning east. A slight chance of light snow northeast. Highs 5 to 15 above.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...A few passing daybreak clouds far southeast...Otherwise sunny to partly cloudy. A few flurries in the black hills. Highs from 5 to 10 above far northeast...To the lower 20s far west.
Angling for a nice one
Weather drawing by Luke Surma in the Baxter School third-grade class of Mrs. Brenny.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds north. Mostly sunny south. Highs near 10 far north to the teens south.
Minnesota state forecast
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs 15 to 25.
Names and faces
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- O.J. Simpson says hip-hop music helped him deal with life in the aftermath of his murder trial.
Library of Congress contracts to save a million books by removing their acid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Library of Congress, home to the world's biggest collection of books, is working to preserve 1 million of them by getting the acid out of their paper.
The Aurora Lodge No. 100 will have an installation of officers at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lodge. Cake and coffee will be served following the ceremony.
Rosie O'Donnell stumps for Janet Reno at Florida fund-raiser
MIAMI (AP) -- Talk show host Rosie O'Donnell hosted a $250 per person fund-raiser Sunday for Janet Reno, the former U.S. attorney general and a Democratic candidate for governor.
On this day, don't tolerate drunk driving
DEAR ABBY: I just finished reading "Still Shaking's" letter to you about drunk driving. I am a 20-year-old college student. I hope you will print my letter as well, because teens and young adults can't hear this enough: DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE. YOU ARE NOT INVINCIBLE.
New Mexico church group burns Harry Potter books
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) -- As hundreds protested nearby, a church group burned Harry Potter and other books.
The phonics of Heloise
Dear Heloise: How do you pronounce "Heloise"? With a silent H, or do you sound the H? Thank you -- this will help settle a "discussion." -- M. Santoro, Via Fax
Lima fire kills more than 250 people
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Jose Fernandez Vega was sure he would die after black smoke clouded his view of a street jammed with unlicensed vendors, shoppers and cars full of screaming people trapped in a fire that killed more than 250.
There's a new Afghan government in Kabul, but marauding gunmen roam roads outside capital
GARDEZ, Afghanistan (AP) -- At a checkpoint outside the Afghan capital, a soldier with a Kalashnikov rifle leans into the car and warns to be careful on the road ahead: "Everyone is with a gun."
Argentine interim president resigns as support dissipates after just one week in office
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- For the second time in 10 days, an Argentine president has abruptly resigned, falling victim to rising social tensions and plunging the country further into political and economic turmoil.
Pakistan announces arrest of extremist leader; India calls it a step forward
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Pushed by India and the United States, Pakistan said Monday it had arrested a longtime leader of an Islamic militant group accused of an attack on the Indian Parliament that nudged the rivals toward war. India called the arrest "a step forward."
Banks, businesses, consumers make final preparations for midnight currency switch to the euro
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- For the last time, Europeans in 12 countries used only their old familiar money to catch the train, get breakfast or shop on Monday, with the midnight arrival of euro cash -- the largest currency changeover in history -- just hours away.
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