Brainerd Fire Department units responded to a three-car fire Friday at Dean's Auto Salvage on Evergreen Drive in Baxter.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday hogs: 1,050 includes 350 feeder pigs.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices today.
This was Brainerd
30 years ago (1970) - Some 5,000 spectators and 200 entrants turned out for two days of snowmobile racing at Merrifield Saturday and Sunday. The big winner was Jerry Rudbeck.
Life goes on
Y2K? No problem.
Red Cross closes books on Red River project
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The American Red Cross has the blessing of Minnesota's attorney general as it prepares to close the books on relief for victims of Red River Valley flooding in 1997.
Dylan Peppard blows his noisemaker during the teen dance at the Brainerd Lakes Area Millennium Festival on Friday night before the new year was ushered in at midnight with a fireworks display. (Dispatch Photos by Steve Kohls)
St. Cloud looking like a suburb
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- For some Twin Cities workers, going home to the suburbs means making the hour or so drive northwest to this city and surrounding area.
Education commissioner assumes duties, authority of board expired
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Nearly all of the duties and authority of the old state Board of Education fell today upon Commissioner Christine Jax of the state Department of Children, Families and Learning.
Aid Association for Lutherans recently presented a $1,275 check to Family of Christ Lutheran School in Baxter through the AAL Member Gift-Matching program.
New vote planned on Reform convention
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Newly seated Reform Party Chairman Jack Gargan plans to take a third vote by the end of this month to definitively determine whether the national convention will be held in California or Minnesota.
newsstands facing e-competition
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- When it comes to delivering news from afar, few places stand on tradition like the Harvard Out of Town news.
Colleges sweeten aid offers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Top high school seniors in Minnesota and elsewhere are learning they can play colleges against each other as the schools sweeten aid offers to get the academic stars they want.
Crappies fill void on Red Lake
WASKISH, Minn. (AP) -- It almost seems like old times on Red Lake except the quarry is crappie instead of walleye.
newspapers find woes with online editions
Some newspapers needed to look no further than their online editions to find examples of Y2K problems.
Dairy co-op pleads guilty
RED WING (AP) -- Dairy Farmers of America, the country's largest dairy cooperative, admitted guilt in the 1995 death of a worker who fell into a cheese grinder.
Retailers prepare for return of Y2K survivalist gear
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Stores that sold generators and other Y2K survivalist gear are bracing for returns, but they're taking different stances on whether to accept them.
Big party set for utility workers who headed off Y2K problems
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Northern States Power Co. workers finally will get to celebrate New Year's Eve.
President to renew push for middle-class tax cut
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Clinton will propose a package of tightly targeted tax cuts resembling the five-year, $36 billion plan that congressional Republicans rejected last year, a top aide says.
Staples train derailment
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad worker climbs aboard an engine that derailed just west of the depot in Staples Sunday morning. When the derailment occurred, several gallons of diesel fuel leaked from a tank on the ground near the train. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency was called into to work on the spill. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Minnesota skier Gabrielle Cyr, 77, killed
ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (AP) -- Gabrielle Cyr, who managed races at Buck Hill Ski Area in Burnsville for a quarter of a century, died in a two-car crash on New Year's Eve.
Holiday death toll is 2
At least two people, a Rochester teen-ager and a Nerstrand man, died in separate traffic accidents on Minnesota roads over the New Year's holiday weekend.
Cenex Harvest States to acquire Sparta Foods
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS (AP) -- Cenex Harvest States Cooperatives has agreed to buy Sparta Foods Inc. in a cash deal valued at about $14.5 million.
A food supplier to Northwest Airlines has faulty record
DETROIT (AP) -- A company that supplies airline meals to Northwest and other airlines has had repeated incidences of unsanitary conditions, inspections records show.
Schulz says he'll miss 'Peanuts' characters
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- With his last daily ''Peanuts'' comic strip appearing in newspapers today, cartoonist Charles Schulz had to stifle the tears.
Technicians flooded by calls from PC owners
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Folks who found their personal computers were not immune to Y2K annoyances are keeping Robert Stephens and his Geek Squad crew busy.
Local news briefs
The winter weather in December of 1999 was as dry as the champagne that flowed on New Year's Eve.
County's only New Year's baby
There couldn't have been a better way for Roger and Kristina Britton of Brainerd to ring in the new millennium.
Vernon M. Wagner
Vernon M. Wagner, 65, 951 Kingwood Drive South, Baxter, died Sunday, Jan. 2, news, at home.
ONAMIA -- Norbert Dehler, 62, Onamia, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
MONTICELLO -- Albert Maki, 87, Monticello, formerly of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at the Parkview Care Center in Buffalo, where he lived for the past three years.
LITTLE FALLS -- James Magee, 84, Little Falls, died Sunday, Jan. 2, news, at St. Otto's Care Center of Little Falls.
TAMPA, Fla. -- George Andersen, 81, Pine River, died Dec. 31, 1999, at Tampa General Hospital of Tampa, Fla.
HILLMAN -- Alfred Block, 82, Hillman, died Sunday, Jan. 2, news, at Onamia Healthcare in Onamia.
PINE RIVER -- Truit Nordstrom, 73, Pine River, died Dec. 31, 1999, at home.
PINE RIVER -- Wallace Weisgram, 82, Pine River, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center of Pine River.
Marie C. (Mangen) Petersen
MAPLE PLAIN -- Marie "Grandma Pete" C. Petersen, 85, Maple Plain, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999.
Helen J. Hinch
NEENAH, Wis. -- Helen J. Hinch, 45, Neenah, Wis., formerly of Brainerd, died Saturday, Jan. 1, news, at Theda Clark Medical Center.
OTHER OPINIONS The Clinton record
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
For U.S., outlook is better
WASHINGTON -- As a new year begins, the Clinton administration is finding the foreign policy environment more congenial than the almost uniformly negative outlook of just a few months ago.
Huskers run past Vols
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- At its best, the option is unstoppable, and Nebraska was at its best in the second half of the Fiesta Bowl.
Bearcats are getting tougher
Cincinnati has had some impressive numbers this season, starting with a ranking that's been as high as No. 1 and no lower than No. 4.
Michigan feels for Alabama kicker
MIAMI (AP) -- Even the winning coach, whose team dominated the second half of the Orange Bowl, left the field with mixed emotions.
Wacky end to wacky NFL season: Despite wins, some left out
Green Bay and Carolina needed to win, and win big, to have a chance to get into the NFL playoffs. They did just that, but still didn't reach the postseason.
Report: Parcels resigning as Jets coach
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Bill Parcells resigned today after three seasons as coach of the New York Jets, ESPN reported.
Badgers shut down Stanford, make Big Ten history
PASADENA, Calif. -- Wisconsin had the Heisman Trophy winner and the No. 4 ranking.
Spartans beat Florida with muscle in Citrus Bowl
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Michigan State cornerback Amp Campbell raised a few eyebrows in the days before the Citrus Bowl game when he hung a ''pretty boys'' label on the Florida players.
Vikings warm up for playoffs with win over Detroit
MINNEAPOLIS -- A close, competitive regular-season finale gave the Detroit Lions a glimmer of hope for the playoffs.
A story of true grit
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The most revealing story about Frank Beamer has nothing to do with football. Not at the beginning, anyway.
Jags pick a bad time for injuries
The Jacksonville Jaguars cruised through a soft schedule this season with few major injuries. Even when Fred Taylor developed lingering hamstring problems, James Stewart was there to fill in admirably.
Area events Tuesday
How top 25 did last week
How the top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll fared Sunday:
Warriors get set for Duluth East
Rick Rickert must feel like pro wrestler Andre the Giant. Both dwarf the competition.
Rhodes lasts one season in Green Bay
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- One year of mediocrity was one too many for Ron Wolf.
The Cloverleaf 4H Club recently had a meeting at Oaklawn Town Hall. Meeting items discussed were food shelf items donated, buddy program, awards presentations and disc presentations.
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