Win-E-Mac School District report on alleged racism could end investigation
BEMIDJI (AP) -- The Win-E-Mac School District has filed a report with the U.S. Department of Education that will likely end an investigation into alleged racism at a pep rally.
Joseph Kucera, Brainerd, was named to the 2000 fall dean's list at Jamestown (N.D.) College.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County Court:
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at 4:43 p.m. Saturday on Nikkohl Road, Brainerd.
New questions about Chavez emerge
AUSTIN, Texas -- President-elect Bush is forging ahead with his policy planning, but new questions about Linda Chavez, his choice for labor secretary, are giving Democrats new ammunition for upcoming Senate confirmation hearings.
Clinton tells Israel it must share land with Palestinians
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton is telling Israel to divide the land it holds with the Palestinians "and make the best of it" in the interests of peace in the Middle East.
DNR will adjust bag limits on some gamefish
The DNR will go forward with plans to adjust bag limits on some of Minnesota's gamefish, but the proposed changes were not endorsed by the Minnesota Fishing Roundtable.
Jury selection begins for man charged in shopkeeper's death
INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- Jury selection began today in the trial of Brian Pippitt, charged in the 1998 death of 84-year-old Evelyn Malin in McGregor.
Jesus' 2,000th birthday
Cassidy Pelkey (left) and her brother Brendan along with Aimeejoy Balko (right) looked into some of the 2,000 luminaries that were lighted Sunday around St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Brainerd to celebrate the Epiphany and the 2,000th birthday of Jesus. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - Plans for the I-500 Snowmobile Race are proceeding apace. The course is laid out, racers from Winnipeg to St. Paul are tuning their sleds for the big day. There's only one problem -- there is no snow.
It's a dilemma that has left a few tourists and truck drivers each week scratching their heads -- and the rest of us locals snickering at their befuddlement.
California Legislature on the spot in high-stakes poker game
SAN FRANCISCO -- The battle over who should foot California's staggering electricity bill is becoming a political showdown pitting Wall Street financiers against Main Street consumers.
Settlement reached in woman's rollover lawsuit
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- A settlement has been reached in a paralyzed woman's lawsuit that would have been the first case against Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. to go to trial since millions of tires were recalled.
Seventeen injured as propane tanks explode
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. -- A pickup truck crashed into a propane tank, triggering an explosion that sent fireballs a hundred feet into the sky, spread fire to nearby mobile homes and shook buildings miles away.
Authorities look into circumstances behind Texas prison break
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- As the manhunt continues for seven prison escapees wanted in a police officer's death, authorities are looking into possible security lapses that may have set the stage for the prison break.
Rules to protect threatened salmon take effect today
SEATTLE (AP) -- New federal rules to protect salmon threatened with extinction on the West Coast go into effect Monday.
Gibson wins two People's Choice awards
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Heartthrob actor Mel Gibson was honored twice Sunday night at the People's Choice Awards.
Dispute over limiting cigarette ads to be heard
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court agreed Monday to use a dispute over state limits on cigarette advertising to possibly consider giving commercial speech broader protection against government regulation.
Monday, Jan. 8
Miami 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Eagles suffer Giant headache
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It was a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown before thousands of fans had parked their cars.
Red Wings edge Avalance in OT
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche make their regular-season games feel like the playoffs, that is until the outcome.
BOSTON (AP) -- Rick Pitino resigned as coach and president of the Boston Celtics today, unable to restore the NBA's most successful franchise to its former glory.
Say hello to the Raider Nation, Baltimore
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Fronted by a workaholic coach and a determined quarterback, the Oakland Raiders are playing the AFC title game at home because they earned it, plain and simple.
Three-pointer at buzzer stuns Michigan State
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Kirk Haston seemed the unlikeliest of Indiana's options.
Ravens advance to AFC title game
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Baltimore Ravens have mastered the formula for how to defeat the Tennessee Titans: a great defense and a lousy day by Titan kicker Al Del Greco.
David C. Rich
CROSBY -- David Charles Rich, 53, Crosby, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Kenneth E. Ness
PARKERS PRAIRIE -- Kenneth E. Ness, 66, Parkers Prairie, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
James E. Petrie
HACKENSACK -- James E. Petrie, 50, Hackensack, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at his home.
SOBIESKI -- Peter Woltman, 83, Sobieski, died today, Jan. 8, 2001, at home.
MERRIFIELD -- Lois Moen, 88, Merrifield, died today, Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, in Princeton.
William E. Day
William E. Day, 74, Brainerd, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
STAPLES -- Vivian Carlson, 95, Staples, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Floyd O. Dettbarn
Floyd O. Dettbarn, 77, Brainerd, and formerly of Lake Shore, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Jerry F. Hiltner
MELROSE -- Jerry F. Hiltner, 62, Melrose, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Melrose Area Hospital.
Brainerd's mobile home issue
As an organization representing manufactured (mobile) homeowners throughout the state, All Parks Alliance for Change (APAC) is pleased to hear that the Brainerd City Council may finally be taking a step in the right direction toward
The split in the Senate
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
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Let your voice be heard
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The Vikings - Dispatch Editorial
Life was good during the Vikings' three-game losing streak.
President-elect George W. Bush has just announced a 31-member Agricultural Transition Advisory Team that will be responsible for setting up the structure and function of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Nearly
Corn farmers face fertilizer crunch
Minnesota corn farmers face a possible shortage of fertilizer brought on by the soaring price of natural gas.
Grams, Wellstone set record for same-state voting divergence
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Sens. Rod Grams and Paul Wellstone are headed into the history books after spending six years as near-perfect opposites.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A man who had just been released from Hennepin County Medical Center allegedly stole an ambulance and took a 40-minute ride before being stopped by officers in Brooklyn Park.
Judge strikes down lawsuit over wolf management plan
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A Ramsey County District Court judge has thrown out a lawsuit that sought to strike down a state wolf management plan that was included in a separate legislative bill.
Stillwater bridge plan may be abandoned
STILLWATER (AP) -- Minnesota Department of Transportation officials said they might abandon efforts to build a new bridge over the St. Croix River in Stillwater, perhaps in the coming week.
Packed emergency rooms turning away ambulances
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Throughout the Twin Cities and the nation, hospitals have been telling ambulances to go somewhere else with their sick and injured -- for a few minutes, a few hours or even days on end.
Flyer boys rally before losing 6-5
DETROIT LAKES -- The Little Falls Flyers rallied from a 5-0 deficit to tie the Detroit Lakers before falling 6-5 in non-conference boys' hockey Saturday night.
W-DC gymnasts win Tropical Twist
BIG LAKE -- Wadena-Deer Creek won the Tropical Twist gymnastics invitational Saturday with 121.325 points.
Rapids nips Warrior boys
GRAND RAPIDS -- Matt Miskovich's goal with 11 seconds remaining lifted the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks to a 4-3 non-conference boys' hockey win over the Brainerd Warriors Saturday night.
Bemidji girls defeat Little Falls by 24
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji wore down the Little Falls girls' basketball team for a 68-44 win Saturday.
Short-handed Raider men sink Rainy River 80-62
It's always something.
Warriors ski in big meet
BIWABIK -- At a meet that included more than 100 teams, three states, and a Canadian province the Brainerd and Little Falls girls' and boys' nordic ski teams went up against some of the best skiers at Giants Ridge.
Sellnow wins title at Cambridge
CAMBRIDGE -- Brainerd 103-pound Vince Sellnow remained unbeaten on his way to the title at the Cambridge Invitational Saturday.
Staples-Motley boys prevail for pulsating win
In its last two games against Brainerd, the Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' basketball team had outscored the Warriors by a collective 41 points.
B-H boys beat W-DC
WADENA -- The Bertha-Hewitt Bears defeated the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 56-45 in non-conference boys' basketball Saturday.
W-DC wrestlers win
LITTLE FALLS -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines won seven weight classes Saturday to win the championship of the Little Falls Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday.
Bench delivers for Raider women
People as well as basketball teams tend to get what they expect. Some teams hope for good performances from their bench players and sometimes those hopes are fulfilled.
Sophomore boys defeat S-M
The Brainerd Warriors beat the Staples-Motley Cardinals 50-40 in sophomore boys' basketball Saturday.
Warrior girls roll to 57-41 win
After winning three of its last four games the Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team hopes it's rolling.
Gophers sweep series
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Second place in the WCHA is a three-way tie between Colorado College, St. Cloud State and the Minnesota Gophers after the Gophers swept Alaska-Anchorage this weekend.
Vikings hope to continue to make amends
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings have earned another chance to erase the bitter memories of a home loss in the NFC championship game two years ago.
Blues snap Wild's 8-game unbeaten streak
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Pierre Turgeon said the St. Louis Blues felt a sense of urgency on Saturday night.
Gophers startle No. 12 Wisconsin
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota beat Wisconsin at its own game.
Peeler, Wolves romp past Suns
PHOENIX (AP) -- When Anthony Peeler starts, the Minnesota Timberwolves can't lose. So far, anyway.
MINNEAPOLIS -- One statistic to console the New Orleans Saints on their plane flight back to Louisiana and reality:
Digital devices pervade consumer electronics show
LAS VEGAS -- Interested in a gadget that can tell if your spouse is lying to you? How about a skillet that tells you when it's reached the proper temperature? Or an electronically sealed box that accepts deliveries for you?
Fun in the snow
Weather drawing by Sheelah Lewandowski in the St. Francis School first-grade class of Mrs. Smith.
Dad's two-month visit is no vacation for his family
DEAR ABBY: My wife and I were born and raised in the Midwest and now live in Florida. Our families are still up north and frequently vacation in our home. We're happy to see them and encourage them to visit -- with one exception.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Benicio Del Toro is hoping his latest traffic-stopping film role will shift his career into overdrive.
LITTLE FALLS -- Stroke is the topic for a Community Health Night set from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the CentraCare Clinic in Little Falls.
Get books back
Dear Heloise: When I lend a book to a friend, I stick a return-address label inside the front cover. Doing this helps me to get my book back. I enjoy your hints so much. -- Mrs. Pat Giles, Arkadelphia, Ark.
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