NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 75, a year ago 166.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday Cattle: 950.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 400.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 133, a year ago 129.
STAPLES -- The Staples Fire Department was called at 12:15 p.m. Monday to the Joseph Carlson residence, 519 Fifth St., because of a structure fire.
This was Brainerd
30 years ago (1970) - Vikings champions of the National Football League were set to leave this snowy frigid city and arrive in balmy New Orleans, where they have a date in the Superbowl Sunday with the Kansas City Chiefs.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - The skis are waxed, the trails are all cleared and only one obstacle stands between Crow Wing County skiers and their favorite pastime. There's not enough snow. The preparations made for many winter sports have, to this point, been all for naught.
STAPLES -- The Lakewood Health System is offering an American Heart Association CPR class (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday and Jan. 17. The cost is $33.
Cass board goes over projected highway construction projects
WALKER -- State aid highway funds haven't been covering costs for keeping up paved roads or paving additional county state aid roads in recent years.
Brainerd man wins trophies for car stereo
With ear-piercing high sounds and booming bass, Bill Pallow of Brainerd won two trophies in November at the U.S. Auto Sound Competition World Finals in Kansas City, Mo.
Blandin accepting scholarship program applications
Blandin Paper Co. is accepting applications for the Blandin Paper Co. Scholarship Program for the news-2001 academic year. The deadline for accepting applications is Friday, Jan. 21.
Hackey pack gathers in Pine River
PINE RIVER -- Not everyone can be the star football player or get that all important solo in the choir, but everyone can enjoy a good circle of hackeysack.
Cass to replace culverts with bridge on sled trail
WALKER -- The Cass County Board on Tuesday authorized seeking a 50 percent federal match to replace two culverts with a bridge on the Aspen Snowmobile Trail.
AITKIN -- The Aitkin Jaycees Fishing Contest is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 15 at Barnacle Bill's Resort.
Crow Wing County Child, Teen Checkup clinics set
The Crow Wing County Health Department will hold a Child and Teen Checkup/Early Childhood Screening clinic in Brainerd from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, and noon to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25.
Snowshoe hike planned Jan. 15 at Deep Portage
HACKENSACK -- At 1:30 p.m. Jan. 15 Deep Portage Conservation Reserve will guide participants and furnish the snowshoes for them to explore the wonders of the winter forest.
STAPLES -- Participants in a four-week financial workshop for individual investors will learn the foundation for successful long term investing.
Cass to look at addition to social services building
WALKER -- The Cass County Board on Tuesday authorized advertising for an architectural firm to begin design plans for a three story 40- by 87-foot addition to the north side of the social services building in Walker.
Pequot's Neznik hasn't yet accomplished it all
PEQUOT LAKES -- She's already scored 1,000 points in her high school career and was selected as one of the top 100 girls' basketball players in Minnesota. So what's left for Pequot Lakes standout Heather Neznik?
Scholarships available through Lutheran Brotherhood
Two different scholarship programs for Lutherans are again being offered through Lutheran Brotherhood this year.
Demgen is Cass board chair for news
WALKER -- Commissioner Jim Demgen will serve as Cass County Board chair in news. Joanne Pels will be vice chair.
W-DC's Schumacher gets 100th point of career
WADENA -- There are many milestones in high school athletics. Wadena-Deer Creek's Josh Schumacher reached one last week in a 6-5 win against Crosby-Ironton-Aitkin.
Cass debates providing county personnel to other governments in case of emergencies
WALKER -- A Cass County committee will re-assess a proposed policy on providing county personnel services for emergencies to other governmental agencies.
Pillager students go Christmas caroling
PILLAGER -- On Wednesday, Dec. 22, selected students in grades 7-12 at Pillager School went Christmas caroling to elderly people at nursing homes and senior citizen centers.
Trip to 'Old Log Theater' in Excelsior planned
The Cass County Council on Aging is offering a trip to the "Old Log Theater" in Excelsior on Thursday, Jan. 27, to see a matinee performance of the new comedy "Cash on Delivery."
Cross country snowmobile race held on Leech Lake
WHIPHOLT -- Central Minnesota Cross Country Racing attracted 104 participants to a 13-mile cross country race Saturday on Leech Lake in Whipholt.
The Business and Industry Center at Central Lakes College, Brainerd, will present a one-night seminar, Going Into Business for Yourself, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13.
Truck loads can increase in winter
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds truck operators that up to 10 percent increase in weight can be added to legal load limits on trunk highways during the winter months.
Future exercisers will have computerized workouts
Pass a health club membership card across the exercise equipment's sensors and it reads medical and exercise records off the card's embedded chip.
Area news briefs
A community forum on a single house legislature is set for 7 p.m. Friday at the Brainerd Public Library.
Northwest sues flight attendants
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Northwest Airlines is asking a federal judge to issue a restraining order prohibiting its flight attendants from calling in sick as they try to pressure the airline to agree to their contract demands.
Woman awakens from 16-year coma-like state
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- For 16 years, Patricia White Bull was unable to speak, swallow or move much. She slipped into a catatonic state while delivering her fourth child.
Baxter annexation favored
BAXTER -- After months of speculation over whether the proposed Menard's site north of Baxter would be annexed into Brainerd or Baxter, its property owner has spoken.
Man killed by city bus in St. Paul suburb
NORTH ST. PAUL (AP) -- Police are investigating the death of an 80-year-old man who was killed by a Metro Transit Bus while crossing the street.
Cass OKs bid on Highway 371 project
WALKER -- The Cass County Board voted Tuesday to accept a bid to prepare a Highway 371 corridor land use management plan for Cass and Crow Wing counties.
Clinton renominates Greenspan to Fed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alan Greenspan, who has guided the nation's monetary policy since Ronald Reagan was president, was nominated today by President Clinton to serve a fourth term as chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Lawmakers revamp covenant marriage bill
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Lawmakers today announced a revamped bill for ''covenant marriage'' that would give couples the option of making an extra commitment to their marriage by making it harder to divorce.
Citizen comments sought on 371 work in Cass County
WALKER -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation will accept citizen comments from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cass County Courthouse about the Highway 371 access between County State Aid Highways 5 and 66.
Elizabeth Dole endorses Bush
BEDFORD, N.H. -- Elizabeth Dole endorsed George W. Bush today for the Republican presidential nomination, invoking Ronald Reagan and asserting that the Texas governor would restore trust in the White House.
Lights go out in Staples Tuesday
STAPLES -- Just as the sunlight was leaving for the day Tuesday, the lights were out in Staples.
Judge rules Blom's recanted confession can be used against him
CARLTON (AP) -- Donald Blom's own words can be used against him in his murder trial, a judge ruled.
New Baxter planner says city has been lax on septic system inspections in permit process
BAXTER -- Be forewarned: If you're planning to build a deck or addition on your home, Baxter is now cracking down on failing home septic systems.
Police, fire requests spur space study
A request for more building space by Brainerd Police Chief Frank Ball and Brainerd Fire Chief Kevin Mahle has triggered an extensive space needs analysis in the city of Brainerd.
5 die in holiday crashes
Five people died in traffic crashes in Minnesota over the New Year's holiday weekend, according to preliminary reports from the Minnesota State Patrol.
PR-Backus, teachers salary talks gridlock
Several school districts in the Brainerd lakes area have only 11 days to settle contract negotiations with teachers or face a loss of state revenue or possibly a teacher's strike.
Man pleads guilty
GLENCOE . (AP) -- A 21-year-old man pleaded guilty to kidnapping in the death of a Hutchinson man whose body was found in a duffel bag in a river.
Reform Party chairman plans 3rd vote on site
ST. PAUL (AP) -- New Reform Party Chairman Jack Gargan will take a third vote by the end of the month in hopes of ending the dispute over where to hold the party's national convention Aug. 10-13.
Program designed for safe newborns
HASTINGS (AP) -- The stories are heart-breaking: Newborns abandoned in Dumpsters, found dead in bathrooms and rivers. A new Minnesota program wants to give stories of other babies a better ending.
Council takes step to annex
The Brainerd City Council on Monday unanimously decided to move ahead with efforts to annex land into the city, which includes the proposed Menard's store site along Highway 371.
Banks return up to $50 billion to Fed after Y2K demand never materialized
Up to $50 billion in cash is on its way back to Federal Reserve banks this week after the year news rollover failed to trigger panic hoarding by consumers.
6-year-old boy receives ball from Moss during Vikings game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Six-year-old Chad Knapp of Alexandria wears some form of the Minnesota Vikings' purple and gold paraphernalia to school every day, and his bedroom is a shrine to the team.
Walking on ice
Two ice fishermen stay close to the shoreline of South Long Lake as they pull their gear and portable fish house onto the lake late Tuesday afternoon. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Y2K surplus could help foodshelves
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- For anyone who feels foolish about stockpiling Spam, canned soups, cereal and pasta for the Y2K cataclysm that never happened, agencies that feed the poor want to make you feel good again.
Sluss elected board chairman
A new chairman is in place for the Crow Wing County Board.
Lee Bernard Strang
FORRESTON -- Lee Bernard Strang, 68, Forreston, formerly of Onamia, died Sunday, Jan. 2, news, at the Mille Lacs Hospital in Onamia.
Boy to go back to Cuba
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. immigration officials have decided that the Cuban father of 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez has a right to custody of the boy, government officials said today. The boy must be returned by Jan. 14, according to officials familiar with the decision.
'Peanuts' farewell Cartoonists say goodbye to one of their own
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- ''AACK! I can't stand it!!'' Cathy shouted as she read the last new daily ''Peanuts'' strip. In ''Doonesbury,'' a drug-addled Zonker in a Charlie Brown-style zigzag shirt stretched out on Snoopy's doghouse.
Township of St. Augusta seeking to become city named Ventura
ST. AUGUSTA (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura, who used to be James Janos, is understanding when it comes to names changes.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Koch Refinery Co. began facing an additional legal challenge this week when a whistleblower trial got underway in U.S. District Court.
U.S. plan anticipates return of Cuban boy
WASHINGTON -- Anticipating a decision by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to send 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez home to Cuba, U.S. officials have asked the Cuban government to help arrange for the boy's father to travel to Miami to pick him up.
Man sentenced for murder at Mall of America
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A man convicted of stabbing his former girlfriend to death as she left work at the Mall of America was sentenced Tuesday to 25 1/2 years in prison.
Wall Street rebounds from slide, tech stocks still down
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. blue-chip stocks started to claw back today from Tuesday's slide, although technology stocks remained under pressure as investors cashed in on last year's record-shattering gains amid worries about the profitability of Internet companies.
Potlatch given OK by county board
An earlier vote against an application to withdraw land from the Tree Growth tax status was overturned Tuesday by a unanimous Crow Wing County Board vote in favor of the application.
Counties to caucus in Walker
WALKER -- The Cass County Board will host a 1 p.m. Jan. 24 meeting of Rural Minnesota Counties Caucus.
After losing his hockey stick, goalie Donny Riles of Fort Ripley drops to his stomach and prepares to stop the puck with his hands during a game of hockey between cousins Monday night at the rink at Buffalo Hills Lions Park. The group said it has played hockey almost every night at the rink since it opened in December. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Second reading was made of a proposed ordinance rezoning Lakeview Mobile Home Park was made at the Brainerd City Council meeting Monday.
Nurse practitioners give equal care to doctors in new study
CHICAGO (AP) -- Patients who have asthma, diabetes or high blood pressure and receive primary care from nurse practitioners fare just as well as those treated by doctors, researchers suggested today.
LITTLE FALLS -- Arvid Schmeckpeper, 80, Little Falls, died today, Tuesday, Jan. 4, news, at the Lutheran Care Center of Little Falls.
Gale C. DeWald
McGREGOR -- Gale C. DeWald, 90, McGregor, formerly of Leader, died Monday, Jan. 3, news, at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake.
Gordon S. Hanson
ONAMIA -- Gordon Sidney Hanson, 87, Onamia, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, news, at the Mille Lacs Nursing Home of Onamia.
PINE RIVER -- Truit Nordstrom, 73, Pine River, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at his home.
BORUP --David Boit, 57, Borup, died Monday, Jan. 3, news, at Meritcare Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
Wesley B. Wynn
CROSBY -- Wesley B. Wynn, 83, Crosby, died Monday, Jan. 3, news, at the Crosby Care Center.
Thomas M. Heapy
Thomas Michael Heapy, 54, Brainerd, died Monday, Jan. 4, news, at his home.
CROSSLAKE -- Norma Carney, 67, Crosslake, died today, Tuesday, Jan. 4, news, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Richard 'Dick' Klopfleisch-Williams
PEQUOT LAKES -- Richard "Dick" Klopfleisch-Williams, 67, Pequot Lakes, died Monday, Jan. 3, news.
Joyce M. Gruenke
BROOKLYN CENTER -- Joyce M. Gruenke, 71, Brooklyn Center, formerly of Bowlus, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, news.
Lyle J. Hall
Lyle J. Hall, 56, 1987 S. 7th Street, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, news, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Robert M. Delk
RICHMOND, Va. -- Robert M. Delk, 51, Richmond, Va., formerly of Minnesota, died Nov. 1, 1999.
Mary L. Eichmiller
ONAMIA -- Mary Louise Eichmiller, 81, Onamia, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, news, at Mille Lacs Hospital of Onamia.
Arlo R. Dumpprope
MOTLEY -- Arlo R. Dumpprope, 86, Motley, died today, Tuesday, Jan. 4, news, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
James 'Jim' Magee Sr.
LITTLE FALLS -- James "Jim" C. Magee Sr. ,84, Little Falls, died Sunday, Jan. 2, news, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Lyle J. Hall
ST. CLOUD -- Lyle J. Hall, 56, 1987 S. Seventh St., Brainerd, died today, Tuesday, Jan. 4, news, at St. Cloud Hospital.
LITTLE FALLS -- Donald Kruschek, 61, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, news, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
Richard K. Williams
IDEAL TOWNSHIP -- Richard K. Williams, 67, Ideal, died Monday, Jan. 3, news, at his home.
SEBRING, Fla. -- George Andersen, 81, Sebring, Fla., and formerly of Emily and Pine River, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at the Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Fla.
BAXTER -- Vernon M. Wagner, 65, 951 Kingwood Drive, Baxter, died Sunday, Jan. 2, news, at his home.
Irene D. Niemeyer, 91, 804 Wright St., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, news, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village, Brainerd.
HILLMAN -- Alfred Block, 82, Hillman, died Sunday, Jan. 2, news, at the Onamia Healthcare Center in Onamia.
Shirley A. Knudsen
AVON PARK, Fla. -- Shirley A. Knudsen, 66, Avon Park, Fla., and formerly of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999.
Ruby L. Doran
DETROIT LAKES -- Ruby L. Doran, 83, Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, Jan. 2, news, at St. Mary's Nursing Center of Detroit Lakes.
STAPLES -- Tracy Schmitt, 83, Staples, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, news, at Greater Staples Hospital.
Thomas G. McCarthy II
HOPKINS -- Thomas G. McCarthy II, 85, Hopkins, formerly of Nisswa, died Sunday, Jan. 2, news, at the Hopkins Care Center.
Wesley B. Wynn
REMER --Wesley B. Wynn, 83, Remer, died Monday, Jan. 3, news, at the Crosby Care Center of Crosby.
AITKIN -- Corrine Beam, 82, Aitkin, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at her home.
Arlo R. Dumpprope
STAPLES -- Arlo Raymond Dumpprope, 86, Staples, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, news, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Brenda Ann Storo
WAHPETON, N.D. -- Brenda Ann Storo, 46, Wahpeton, N.D., died Sunday, Jan. 2, news, at MeritCare Medical Center in Fargo, N.D.
Darlene M. Sam
ONAMIA -- Darlene Mae Sam, 42, Onamia, died Saturday, Jan. 1, news, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Russia - Dispatch Editorial
Fireworks burst brightly and reflected off of the world's most famous landmarks as news swept from east to west on New Year'
Still work to do
American women entered the 20th century without the right to vote and ended it with the right ''to have it all'' as long as they ''do it all.'' Progress? It depends on whom you ask. In many ways, the women's movement has been the longest revolution of the century.
Minnesotans for Responsible Recreation is a diverse organization of people who want the DNR to enforce existing off-road vehicle laws.
Annexation - Dispatch Editorial
If only our problems would respect the political boundaries we drew on the map many years ago.
Wolves beat Spurs Minnesota shows it can play with best
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Portland and the Los Angeles Lakers might be looked upon as the biggest threats to the San Antonio Spurs, but the defending NBA champions' toughest opponent the past two years has been Minnesota.
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- Cal State Northridge defeated Cal Poly 94-86 in men's college basketball Sunday night.
Florida State winds up perfect
LSU back in Top 25
LSU is one of three unbeaten teams left in Division I. The Tigers are also back in the Top 25. Not bad for a program that hasn't seen the better side of .500 in six seasons.
Dallas joins the party after all
IRVING, Texas -- So this is what they mean when they say, ''Last one in is a rotten egg.''
Mets to pay $29.8 million to get rid of Bonilla
NEW YORK (AP) -- To get rid of Bobby Bonilla, the New York Mets agreed to pay him $29.8 million instead of $5.9 million -- with a catch.
Pine River-Backus boys on target
1MINNEAPOLIS -- It was a David and Goliath boys' basketball matchup at the Target Center, but the ending was a little different Tuesday.
It was incorrectly reported in Friday's Dispatch that Wadena-Deer Creek boys' hockey player Josh Schumacher had scored his 100th career goal. Schumacher recorded his 100th point. His career statistics are 48 goals and 54 assists.
Pierz wins meet
ROCKFORD -- The Pierz Pioneers wrestlers pounded both the Rockford Rockets 53-18 and the Holdingford Huskers 56-6 in the Rockford Triangular Tuesday.
Brainerd girls rally past Duluth East
DULUTH -- The Brainerd Warriors fell behind by 10 points after one quarter but rallied for a 56-48 non-conference girls' basketball victory over the Duluth East Greyhounds Tuesday.
Stingy defense dooms Flyers
LITTLE FALLS --The Detroit Lakes Lakers held the Little Falls Flyers boys' hockey team to only three shots on goal in the final two periods en route to an 8-1 triumph Tuesday.
Pequot Lakes girls win in Target Center
MINNEAPOLIS -- Not even the Chicago Bulls could win with just Michael Jordan.
The second Golden Gloves boxing card of the season is scheduled for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Wadena Armory.
One man, one voice
CROSBY --Every sports fan knows about home-court or home-field advantage. Football teams that have already locked up a playoff spot will still fight for that all-important home field edge.
Belichick turns down Jets' coaching job and quits
NEW YORK -- In two days, the New York Jets went from a team on the rise to one with no coach and a cloudy future.
Aitkin wrestlers defeat Brainerd
Another match, another lesson learned.
Weinke fires 4 TD passes
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Florida State coach Bobby Bowden thought that Seminoles quarterback Chris Weinke was too old to hug.
Teflon Bobby gets away with..not murder, son
NEW ORLEANS -- Well, now, dadgummit, Bobby Bowden does have standards.
Rickert knows his job
Imagine standing 6-foot-10 and walking into a gym where every opposing fan wants to see if you're worth being one of the nation's top recruits.
Dwight dazzling for Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) -- Too bad the season had to end. Tim Dwight was just hitting his stride.
DETROIT LAKES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals boys basketball team defeated the Detroit Lakes Lakers 53-35 Tuesday night.
It's national title time in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS -- At long last, four days into a new century, it's time to decide the 1999 national champion.
NFL action heats up off the field Parcels will stay in front office; Carroll and Rhodes are fired
One man is gone because he wasn't Vince Lombardi. Or even Mike Holmgren.
Aitkin overcomes Chisholm
AITKIN -- The Aitkin Gobblers picked up an important 62-47 win against the 8-1 Chisholm Bluestreaks Tuesday night. By defeating the Bluestreaks, a section 7 class AA, the Gobblers better their chances of a higher seed going into the playoffs.
McDaniel's knee injury called minor
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Middle linebacker Ed McDaniel has one answer for critics of the Minnesota Vikings' 27th-ranked defense.
Bemidji gymnasts prevail
WADENA -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines gymnastics team fell to the Bemidji Lumberjacks 129.1-110.55 Tuesday evening.
Statistical leaders crowned
The Rams and Colts, back in the playoffs after long absences, dominated the final regular-season statistics.
Rickert can do it all 6-10 junio leads Duluth East to 86-66 win over Warriors
Rick Rickert should be a thoroughbred, not a greyhound.
Tech's Vick puts on dazzling show in defeat
NEW ORLEANS -- It arrived four days late but just as feared, menacing and mindless, tailed by many, touched by few.
Lakes area news
NISSWA -- Betty Cibuzar is the new president for the year news of the Nisswa Women's Club.
Lakes area events
Etta Steffen Memorial Ice Fest news, Friday-Saturday, Breezy Point. Bonfire, radar runs, dog sled rides, ice slide, ice sculpture-ice bar, broomball tournament, cross country ski races, human bowling, pig roast, fireworks, ice dance.
Nisswa's Love Lights a Tree honorees listed
NISSWA -- Love Lights a Tree was a concerted endeavor in Nisswa to celebrate and remember those people whose lives have meant and continue to mean something special.
Where is winter?
When my husband moved to Minnesota three years ago, he was looking forward to the winters he'd heard so much about.
Pequot girls finding success in first season
PEQUOT LAKES -- The inaugural season of any sport is usually a trying time.
Dear Heloise: Do you have a recipe for MOCK APPLE PIE made with crackers? I made it once for my brother, who had a thing for apple pie, his favorite. He ate two slices and thought it was the real thing.
Husband not wrong to want sex in marriage
DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 48 years, have raised three children and are in our early 70s. Eleven years ago, my wife stopped having sex with me, saying she didn't think it was necessary. She said all her lady friends our age have stopped doing it, and also they sleep in separate bedrooms.
There will be an open house for Sean Deist from 3-6 p.m. Saturday at 461 Inglewood Drive North, Baxter. Sean is leaving for the Marines. Please stop by and wish him well.
Names and faces
ATLANTA (AP) -- Less than a month after marking their eighth wedding anniversary, Ted Turner and Jane Fonda have announced their separation.
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