MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 95, a year ago 31.
Dan and Nina Welsh, Shoreview, a girl, Ella Maria, Dec. 14, 1999. Grandparents are Gisela and Hanspeter Borgwarth, Nisswa, and Mary and George Welsh, Fort Pierre, S.D. Great-grandmother is Minna Pieper, Ludingworth, Germany.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 147, a year ago 88.
The Brainerd Fire Department was called at 6:05 p.m. Monday because of an attic fire at the Alan Schmidt residence, 2621 Scenic River Drive S., Baxter.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 900.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 500.
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1960)- Brainerd and Nisswa will get new telephone numbering systems consisting entirely of numerals next summer. The new plan, called all number calling, provides for telephone numbers composed of seven numerals.
This was Brainerd
30 years ago (1970) - The grand total tax levy in Crow Wing County, based on the city, county and school district budgets, has increased 13.83 mills. Taking the biggest increase was the school levy.
Rice girl's balloon to 'Grandpa in heaven' travels to Michigan
RICE (AP) -- Eight-year-old Miranda Gravelle never knew her grandfather but released a helium-filled balloon on New Year's Eve with a message taped to it just for him.
AITKIN -- The Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner will be Saturday, Jan. 22, at the 40 Club in Aitkin.
16 complete parish nurse course
The St. Joseph's Medical Center Community Parish Nurse Program has completed its third annual Parish Nurse Preparation Course. Sixteen nurses were dedicated at ceremonies at Park United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 13.
Supreme Court rejects challenge to 'Got Milk' campaign
WASHINGTON -- Those ads showing famous people with milk mustaches asking ''Got Milk?'' survived a Supreme Court challenge Tuesday.
Motley man pilots sled to 129.8 mph in Breezy Point radar run
BREEZY POINT -- A Motley man recorded the fastest time of the day Saturday at radar runs on Pelican Lake at Breezy Point Resort.
Laposky leads PR-B both offensively, defensively on court
PINE RIVER -- Whether it's a big game or not Sarah Laposky is going to show up and play.
Experience winter camping at Deep Portage
HACKENSACK -- At 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22 a Deep Portage Conservation Reserve instructor will teach how to survive and enjoy winter.
Changes in farm programs proposed
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration will propose ''significant changes'' in federal farm programs this year to provide growers with more assistance when crop prices are low, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said.
Dramatic weight loss changes life
FIFTY LAKES -- Patti Westlund spent most of her life hating her body, her looks and, ultimately, herself.
Candlelight ski night set in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- A candlelight ski night will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Charles A. Lindbergh State Park.
A recognition reception to honor academic achievement will be held Jan. 28 at the Area Education Center.
B-H-V wrestler Elgin used to pinning his opponents
VERNDALE -- When Jake Elgin wrestles it's not a matter of if but when he will pin his opponent.
Warning issued to sledders
DNR employees installed signs on the Paul Bunyan Trail on Friday warning snowmobilers with studded machines to stay off of paved trails.
Area high school students explore different careers
Students from Aitkin, Crosby-Ironton, Pequot Lakes, Pine River-Backus and Browerville high schools learned last Thursday about 35 careers at the second of five Career Exploration Days offered by Central Lakes College.
Little Miss and Miss Nisswa Scholarship Pageant Feb. 11
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Area Women of Today announce the Miss Nisswa Scholarship Program will be Friday, Feb. 11, at Nisswa School.
CLC offices to have longer hours
Offices at Central Lakes College in Brainerd and Staples will be open longer, but more students than ever won't even have to set foot on campus during the spring term that began Monday.
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Early detection with a simple Pap test is the most effective strategy for preventing deaths from cervical cancer, according to medical authorities. And education is the best prescription for putting that strategy to work.
Mid-Minnesota Sled Dog Race slated Feb. 4-6
The 13th annual Mid-Minnesota 150 Sled Dog Race from Aitkin to Outing to Remer is scheduled Feb. 4-6.
FSA taking nominations for committee elections
The Farm Service Agencies for Cass and Crow Wing counties and Aitkin County are taking nominations for the annual county committee elections.
Fourteen to seek Miss Pequot Lakes-Crosslake title
PEQUOT LAKES -- Fourteen juniors will compete in the 18th annual Miss Pequot Lakes-Crosslake Scholarship Pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium.
Reno upholds decision
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Janet Reno today upheld a decision giving custody of Elian Gonzalez to his Cuban father and said any challenge to that ruling must come in federal rather than state court.
Hornets' player killed in crash
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Bobby Phills of the Charlotte Hornets was killed in a two-car accident today near the Charlotte Coliseum, the team said.
Happy day ends tragically
A day of celebration turned tragic for the families of a Brainerd couple who died Saturday as a result of a traffic collision.
Former Senate majority leader switches to DFL
ST. PAUL -- Former Republican Senate Minority Leader Dean Johnson of Willmar switched to the DFL caucus today, a move bound to hamper Republican efforts to take control of the Senate in the 2000 elections.
County again airs annexation
Crow Wing County commissioners faced another 30-minute round on annexation issues Tuesday.
Area news briefs
STAPLES -- Hospital officials said a Staples man was in good condition this morning after suffering gunshot wounds in what police called a probable road rage incident early Tuesday in Staples.
Staples man shot in possible road rage incident
STAPLES -- A 69-year-old Staples man was shot and wounded today in what police are considering a possible road rage situation, according to Staples Police Chief Kyle Huber.
Ventura hasn't ruled out asking for more money for his security
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura may find support at the Legislature if he asks for money to cover cost overruns for his security, despite the hard line he has taken against additional spending during the 2000 session.
Area news briefs
Sen. Tony Kinkel, DFL-Park Rapids, was appointed vice chair of the Higher Education Budget Committee.
PRIOR LAKE (AP) -- Authorities won't pursue charges against the parents of a 4 1/2-month-old baby left alone at a casino hotel for several hours.
Ventura's road trip takes on campaign trappings
Gov. Jesse Ventura's two-day bus tour of western and southern Minnesota looked more like an election campaign rather than an attempt to take his legislative agenda to the streets.
Because of incorrect information supplied to The Dispatch, the Brainerd location and contact for the January blood drive for the American Red Cross was incorrect in Friday's Dispatch. The bloodmobile will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Crow Wing County Service Building No.1 in Brainerd. For more information, contact Kris Schubert at 828-2307.
Getting misty over his work
Lakeland Ready Mix driver Rick Pickar creates a mist in the cold air Tuesday as he washes the chute of his ready mix truck with warm water on the construction site of the new Lakeland Veterinary Hospital in Baxter. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesotans can now say ''Charge it, please'' at tax time.
Railroads uniting to fight old BN merger
The chairmen of four major railroads have formed a united front to oppose the proposed consolidation of the largest Canadian rail company and the second-largest one in the United States.
Random acts of kindness
Is he a Good Samaritan? A guardian angel? Or simply a Brainerd man who wanted to spread a little Christmas cheer over the holidays?
Police break up meth lab in northeast Brainerd
Brainerd police together with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the NET VI Drug Task Force broke up a methamphetamine lab Monday afternoon in northeast Brainerd.
Bell's girlfriend, co-workers recall ominous signs
DALLAS (AP) -- Kyle Bell's girlfriend and co-workers say they saw ominous signs that frighten them now that they know he is a convicted child molester and murderer.
Supreme Court gives states big victory in age-bias dispute
WASHINGTON -- Further sapping the federal government's power over states, the Supreme Court today shielded states against federal lawsuits by employees who say they are victims of age bias.
Ventura starts two-day, 13-city tour
Gov. Jesse Ventura started a two-day, 13-city tour today in Willmar by talking about his legislative agenda and hinting at what he might do when he returns to Congress to testify on the milk-pricing system.
Clinton tax plan would aid working poor
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton entered the election-year battle over taxes today with a $21 billion plan to combat poverty by expanding tax breaks for low-income people.
The time for Martha Coventry's funeral was listed incorrectly in her obituary in Monday's newspaper. The correct time is 11 a.m. Wednesday.
County agrees to lease with Elks
Planning continued on moving the Crow Wing County Planning and Zoning office Tuesday as the county board agreed to another lease.
Fired employee kills boss, co-worker, police say
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- A man suspected of killing his boss and a co-worker after losing his job was being sought today by authorities who feared he had his young daughter with him.
Mayor recognizes businesses' remodeling
PINE RIVER -- Pine River Mayor Robert Fladung recognized three businesses Tuesday with Mayor's Awards for improving the city by remodeling their business buildings in 1999.
Cost to protect Ventura to exceed budgeted amount by a third
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Protecting Gov. Jesse Ventura is expected to cost the state about $367,000 more than the amount budgeted for this year, a 35 percent overrun.
Blom sentenced on federal weapons charge
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal judge criticized murder suspect Donald Blom for downplaying his use of guns as a convicted felon and sentenced him to nearly 20 years in prison.
Judge prevents return of 6-year-old to Cuba
MIAMI -- The Immigration and Naturalization Service said today it has no plans to force the immediate return of Elian Gonzalez to Cuba in the wake of a state judge's decision to grant emergency custody of the 6-year-old boy to his great-uncle in Miami.
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangerettes dance team and Coach Debby Goble will present the winter show "Dance Your Heart Out" at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Woock gymnasium at Crosby-Ironton High School.
Candidate declines DNR post Alaskan: 'They couldn't pay me more than what I get to run the fisheries program here'
ST. PAUL (AP) -- After a months-long search for someone to lead one of the largest divisions in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the man chosen for the job turned it down.
Authorities: 6-week-old baby suffered 'critical trauma' before he died
DULUTH (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the death of a 6-week-old baby boy.
Olson's prosecutors get OK to examine other SLA crimes
LOS ANGELES -- The 1976 indictment against Sara Jane Olson accuses her of plotting to plant pipe bombs under police cars, but a Los Angeles Superior Court judge said Monday that prosecutors can show jurors evidence of nearly two dozen other crimes -- including two murders and a kidnapping.
Pine River tackles development issues
PINE RIVER -- The Pine River City Council on Tuesday night voted to have its tax increment financing consultant prepare necessary papers for two new districts in the city.
What should Baxter of 2020 be?
BAXTER -- Imagine Baxter in 2020.
Cosmo cover covered
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Cosmopolitan's eye-catching headlines, like ''Sex Tricks He's Never Seen Before,'' have been deemed too racy for checkout lines at the nation's largest grocery chain.
Massive AOL deal spurs media ethics concerns
Fortune magazine reporter Marc Gunther had been scheduled to visit the chairman of America Online in Dulles, Va., on Monday for a story whose working headline was ''Steve Case Wants to Take Over the World.''
PINE RIVER -- Alice Fronk, 91, Pine River, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
STAPLES -- Joseph Morris, 93, Staples, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Audrey F. (Hagen) Crust
BIRCHWOOD, Wis. -- Audrey F. (Hagen) Crust, 69, Birchwood, Wis., died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Lakeview Medical Center Hospice Unit, in Rice Lake, Wis.
Ellen V. Forssi
NISSWA -- Ellen V. Forssi, 81, Nisswa, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Clarice M. Pomeroy
CROSBY --Clarice M. Pomeroy, 88, Crosby, died today, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center of Crosby.
Michael A. Becker
MAPLE GROVE -- Michael A. Becker, 34, Maple Grove, formerly of Crosby, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at North Memorial Medical Center of Robbinsdale.
Edward J. Kruchoski
HIBBING --Edward J. Kruchoski, 86, Hibbing, formerly of Brainerd, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Leisure Hills of Hibbing.
Dougas L. Holm
BAXTER -- Douglas L. Holm, 68, Baxter, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at his home.
Thomas M. Heapy
Thomas Michael Heapy, 54, Brainerd, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at his home.
Alois 'Al' Ginter
LITTLE FALLS -- Alois "Al" Ginter, 80, Little Falls, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at St. Mary's Villa in Pierz.
Robert 'Bob' D. Verley
LITTLE FALLS -- Robert "Bob" D. Verley, 77, Little Falls, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
Michael A. Pohlkamp
Michael A. Pohlkamp, 20, Brainerd, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000.
STAPLES -- Lillian Jackson, 93, Staples, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Samaritan Bethany Heights Nursing Home of Rochester.
Tanya M. Struthers
Tanya Marie Struthers, 16, Brainerd, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000.
Martha L. (Gray) Coventry
Martha L. (Gray) Coventry, 47, Brainerd, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at her home, after a long illness.
Up for grabs
NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- Rep. John Edward Porter, R-Ill., is a perfect fit for his largely well-off, middle-of-the road suburban district. He favors abortion rights and gun control yet remains fairly conservative on tax and budget issues. He has easily won re-election nine times since joining the House in 1980.
The peace process
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
Memorial Day - Dispatch Editorial
There is an unspoken, unofficial contract between a society and the men and women it sends off to war. The agreement, on our part, asks only that we not forget.
Property tax relief - Dispatch Editorial
If Minnesota lawmakers are ever going to bring some sort of equity to our state property tax system 2000 would seem to be the year to do it.
AOL grows up
Gerald Levin of Time Warner was posing tieless at this week's news conference, trying his best to look like an Internet guy, while America Online's Steve Case was sporting a tidy corporate cravat. But it's still far from clear who will be wearing the pants in this corporate family, and whether they'll be blue jeans or pinstripes.
McCain's 'small dollar' tax plan
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
Glaucoma is called the "Silent Thief of Sight" as people are often unaware that the disease is slowly stealing their vision. During January, Glaucoma Awareness Month, the Nisswa Lions Club urges everyone at risk for this blinding eye disease to have their eyes examined through dilated pupils.
Fisk, Perez named to Hall of Fame
NEW YORK (AP) -- A quarter-century ago, the lives of Carlton Fisk and Tony Perez intersected on an October night at Fenway Park.
Vikes, Rams on collision course
EDEN PRAIRIE -- When the Minnesota Vikings, preseason favorites to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl, were salvaging their roller coaster season, it stood to reason that they'd eventually face the St. Louis Rams, who came out of nowhere to gain the conference's top seed with a 13-3 mark.
Spencer Sundberg, a seventh-grader at Mississippi Horizons in Brainerd, has qualified for the Minnesota Jaycees state Supershot championship Feb. 5 at Aitkin.
Warrior swimmers douse Princeton's hopes
The Princeton Tigers placed in the top 10 at last year's Class A swimming and diving state meet and return an individual state champion.
C-I-A beaten in Chisholm
CHISHOLM -- The Crosby-Ironton-Aitkin Rangers fell to the Chisholm-Cook Bluestreaks 5-2 in non-conference boys' hockey action Saturday.
Aitkin topples C-I
AITKIN -- Behind the effort of point guard Marissa Chatelle the Aitkin Gobblers girls' basketball team defeated the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 57-25 in non-conference action Tuesday.
Cardinals win gym meet at LF
LITTLE FALLS -- Ashley Thompson of Little Falls won three events and the all-around competition but the Flyers fell to the Staples-Motley Cardinals 116.95 to 111.55 in non-conference gymnastics Monday.
Raider women rally for win
ST. JOSEPH -- The Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team rallied for a 53-50 win over the College of St. Benedict Blazers junior varsity Monday night.
Fisk, Perez lead Hall hopefuls
NEW YORK (AP) -- The timing might be just right for Carlton Fisk and Tony Perez.
Healthy Smith means a lot for Vikings
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Robert Smith never thought he'd see the day where he was the primary option in the Minnesota Vikings' offense.
Amendment no shield for Rocker's racist comments
The First Amendment guarantees Atlanta Braves reliever John Rocker the right to free speech. What it doesn't give him is the right to be a ballplayer.
Royalton rolls past Pillager
ROYALTON -- The Royalton Royals defeated the Pillager Huskies 62-45 in non-conference boys' basketball Monday.
Defense cited after Aiktin rolls to win
SANDSTONE -- The Aitkin Gobblers swept past the East Central Eagles 56-34 in boys' basketball action Tuesday.
One job, 499 candidates
A half-dozen years ago, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones took the wraps off his new hire, and right after the laughter died down, he introduced Barry Switzer as one of 500 coaches who could get the team back to the Super Bowl.
Ohio State apologizes to comedian for unflattering description
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State University has apologized to comedian Richard Lewis for referring to him as a drunk in its men's and women's basketball media guides.
Pillager girls secure victory
COLLEGEVILLE -- The Pillager girls' basketball team picked up its first win of the season as the Huskies defeated the St. John's Prep Johnnies 45-32 in non-conference action Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Jets were sold to Robert Wood Johnson IV, heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical empire, for nearly $635 million, pending league approval.
James gives Colts the offensive edge
NEW YORK (AP) -- Edgerrin James gave the Indianapolis Colts the edge this season. In doing so, he was a near-unanimous choice as The Associated Press' NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Weinke to stay at FSU
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Chris Weinke has quarterbacked Florida State to 20 straight victories, and he'd like to add another 13 before leaving school -- next year.
Divisional games Saturday
Miami at Jacksonville, 11:35 a.m. (CBS)
Flyers survive dry spell for 64-57 victory over Brainerd
When things aren't going its way a good team finds a way to win.
NCAA debates basketball issues
SAN DIEGO -- The room was in dire need of a jolt -- at least those people not adequately caffeinated -- and Roy Kramer, having heard enough rhetoric, provided that jump-start Monday at the NCAA convention.
Women's College Basketball
Warrior girls win section academic title
The Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team has won the Section 8AA academic team championship. Brainerd had a team grade-point average of 3.89.
Conboy's 5 goals spark BHS boys
ST. CLOUD -- Tim Conboy scored four goals to lead the Brainerd Warriors boys' hockey team to a 6-3 Central Lakes Conference win against the St. Cloud Tech Tigers on Tuesday.
Moving rivalry to Twin Cities seems off target
The girls' and boys' basketball teams from Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus had a great experience but not too many people saw it.
They're getting physical in girls' hockey these days
Nay-sayers who insist girls' hockey isn't a physical sport should have watched Wadena-Deer Creek and Brainerd beat on each other Tuesday night.
Brainerd Warriors gymnastics coach Dave Maras will speak to the Brainerd Sports Boosters Club meeting at noon Thursday at the Moose Lodge.
Odds work in Warriors' favor in girls' hockey
The boards were shaking, sticks were cracking and bodies were flying at the Brainerd Area Civic Center Tuesday night.
Vermeil could be Rams' biggest foe
The St. Louis Rams had the No. 1 offense in the league, along with the No. 1 passing game, much like Minnesota had a year ago when the Vikings were taken down by the Falcons. The Rams also have the sixth-best defense, the only defense in the NFC that did not allow a 100-yard rusher this season.
W-DC suffers first loss
WADENA -- The Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale Raiders handed the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines their first loss of the season 30-26 in a non-conference wrestling match Tuesday night.
Hot starting line leads W-DC past C-I-A
CROSBY -- When you're hot, you're hot.
Heat stop Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- It was a strange way for the Minnesota Timberwolves' five-game winning streak to end.
Lakes area news
18th annual Miss Pequot Lakes-Crosslake Scholarship Pageant, 7 p.m. Saturday, Pequot Lakes High School auditorium. Admission: $4 for adults; $2 for children ages 12 and younger.
Man who helped develop Breezy Point Resort in early 1960s dies in California at age 79
BREEZY POINT -- Don Eastvold, who in the early 1960s helped develop Breezy Point Resort into what it is today, died Dec. 19, 1999, at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 79.
JENKINS -- The city of Jenkins will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Jenkins VFW to consider the city's proposed comprehensive plan.
Despite lack of snow, Ice Fest goes on
BREEZY POINT -- Ice Fest 2000 could have been renamed Slush Fest 2000, since unusually warm temperatures meant a lack of snow and a few canceled events.
Critters work under cover of darkness
I have often seen the nighttime visitors to our bird feeders.
The Richardson Lakes Area Lions Club Radar Run will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday on Platte Lake at the Channel Inn Resort, Hwy. 51, Hillman. There are 11 classes plus vintage and kiddie-kat. There will be trophies fo
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mr. Blackwell's annual list of fashion frumps includes Cher, Celine Dion, Queen Elizabeth and Martha Stewart, who he dressed down as ''dull, dowdy and devastatingly dreary.''
Psychic will clean up but not cleanse
DEAR ABBY: My girlfriend, who is wonderful, is always trying to help me out, so she suggested I meet ''Phyllis,'' her psychic. For $35, Phyllis told me about my present, my past and my future.
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