Y2K was boon for company that makes wind generators
DULUTH (AP) -- Fears that computer technology might fail when the calendar rolled over to 2000 turned out to be a boon for a Duluth company that makes wind generators and solar electric equipment.
Intel rally propels Dow to new high
Comforting inflation news and a spirited rally in Intel drove the Dow Jones industrial average to a new high Friday as investors dismissed what some saw as a thinly veiled warning from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan that higher interest rates are on the way.
Koch president says layoffs needed to compete
WICHITA, Kan. -- Koch Industries plans unspecified layoffs this year to stay competitive in the wake of mega-mergers in the oil industry, the company's president told workers in a memo made public Friday.
Potlatch's Minnesota Pulp and Paper Division announced that Anna M. Haney, 39, has been elected by its board to lead the company's Brainerd paper mill.
Around the watercooler
COMMON CURRENCY: Americans favor a common currency for North America. A survey sponsored by Coinstar Inc. found 43 percent of Americans would support an agreement among the United States, Canada and Mexico to create one currency for the three nations akin to the euro that is shared by 11 European nations. The survey also found 25 percent of respondents would like to adopt the euro.
Mutual funds: Putting a false face on performance?
Americans have $6.5 trillion of their savings in mutual funds, but finding out how that money has been put to work for them isn't easy.
With a large bright sign on Highway 371 stating the store will close forever, Fifth Avenue Furniture West is expected to close by mid-March.
You've got snail mail -- and you'd better read it
NEW YORK -- January is arguably the most critical month when it comes to mail -- the kind delivered to your home by the U.S. Postal Service. For this is the month when you'll receive much of the information needed for this year's financial planning and income tax filing.
After amazing AOL deal, a question:
NEW YORK (AP) -- It wasn't as shocking as it would be for a local community college to take over Harvard, but the AOL-TimeWarner deal was to the business community just as unexpected and implausible.
Ethics scholars back needle exchanges to thwart HIV
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Scholars attending a convention of the Society of Christian Ethics have endorsed one-for-one needle exchanges to stem HIV infections.
Americans worshipping less, survey claims
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Church attendance among American adults is slipping, yet it remains higher than in other industrial democracies, according to a newly issued survey.
Make good todays for future good old days
A Beetle Bailey comic strip had General Halftrack reading the newspaper and asking his young and beautiful secretary to confirm things today aren't like they were in the good old days. She replied that she would not know, because for her the good old days were last week.
St. Paul's Church celebrated the start of Epiphany on Jan. 5 with a parish potluck. On Jan. 9, Jack Fish was proclaimed "King" after finding the ring in the Epiphany cake. Episcopal Church Women will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday. All women of the parish are welcome. For more information call the church office at 829-3834.
National Council of Churches may get help
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The Presbyterian Church (USA) will be asked to approve a one-time grant of $400,000 for the financially troubled National Council of Churches.
Brainerd couple counsels missionaries
Rest. Relaxation. A safe haven. Caring support from someone familiar with the problems inherent in the life of a missionary.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center-Crosby -- Jeremy and Melisa (Sather) Ames, Pequot Lakes, a boy, Jeremy Philip Ames II, 4 pounds, 9 ounces, Jan. 2, 2000. Grandparents are Vickie Geving, Walker, Phil Ames, Chaska, and Barb and Al Hillman, Minneapolis. Great-grandparent is Clinton Keep, Backus.
Weather - The nation
Heavy rain and snow were falling from parts of northern California to the Pacific Northwest on Saturday while cold air was keeping conditions frigid from New England through most of the Southeast.
Weather - Brainerd forecast
Today -- Partly sunny. Highs near 15. North wind around 10 mph becoming east.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
Meets 7 p.m. Monday - -LeBourget Room -- Lindbergh Elementary School
Little Falls police -- BURGLARIES -- Thielen Meats, Little Falls, on Thursday reported a burglary. Nothing was taken.
Weather - Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 12 -2 clr -- Albuquerque 56 31 clr -- Amarillo 58 35 cdy
WALKER -- The man who last May set fire to dumpsters in Walker and Pine River, a mobile home in Walker and the old Jenkins School has been ordered to pay $40,000 restitution.
The following recently appeared in Cass County Court:
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 165, a year ago 63.
MONDAY -- B-Poptart, cheese slice or yogurt, juice. L-Stuffed crust pizza, salad/dressing, orange, graham crackers.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 450.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Don Samuelson, Brainerd DFLer, announced yesterday that he will again seek election to the Minnesota Legislature. "It's a job I like," Samuelson said of his days in legislature. "If a person is to fulfill his life, he should pursue what he feels he can do best. For me, it means serving the public."
This was Brainerd
January 16 -- 60 years ago (1940) -- A city-wide athletic program made possible through erection of four new grade schools will begin in Whittier, Harrison, Lowell and Lincoln institutions tomorrow and continue weekly.
Historical timber-framed barn in Montevideo in desperate need of face-lift
MONTEVIDEO (AP) -- Members of the Chippewa County Historical Society are hoping to raise $20,000 to $30,000 in the next couple of years -- about half of their annual budget of $60,000 -- to restore a Norwegian immigrant's legacy.
Judge hears merits of loggers' lawsuit over timber appeals
MINNEAPOLIS -- Loggers from Minnesota's northern forests filed into U.S. District Court this morning, hoping to persuade a judge that an unusual lawsuit has merit and should go forward.
Birthday brings retirement for Sister Vivian
She's become an institution in the Brainerd lakes area, much like St. Joseph's Medical Center where she has worked for 28 years.
Bemidji man sentenced to 20 years for conspiracy to commit murder
BEMIDJI (AP) -- A Bemidji man convicted of conspiracy to commit murder drew the maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, despite a petition signed by more than 300 people who urged the judge to be lenient.
Terry Ventura visits Brainerd
Terry Ventura is interested in success stories.
Staples man shot in road rage incident released from hospital
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- A man who was shot three times in a road rage incident in Staples has been released from the hospital.
Ventura details bonding wish list
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura today recommended the state borrow $400 million for various projects, including a new $58 million laboratory and office for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul.
Judge hears merits of loggers' lawsuit
MINNEAPOLIS -- A federal judge gave no indication when he might rule on a logger lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service and two environmental groups, claiming the Forest Service has buckled to a nature-based religion.
This governor is from Brainerd
Morgan Anderson, Brainerd, is sworn in as governor by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz during opening ceremonies Thursday of the Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government at the state Capitol in St. Paul. Anderson shaved his head to emulate Gov. Jesse Ventura. (AP Photo)
Publisher will pick up security costs for second Ventura book tour
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura's second book, ''Who Makes Up Your Mind?'' is expected to hit bookstores in September, but he wouldn't talk about it Friday.
Moratorium task force takes on varied concerns
Landscape buffers, property setbacks and building standards are items the Highway 371 commercial development moratorium task force expects to examine.
Autopsy results to take weeks in death of Jurgens' spouse
STILLWATER -- Autopsy results won't be available for two to three weeks in the ''suspicious'' death of a man who was married to convicted child killer Lois Jurgens.
Doctor: Woman incompetent to stand trial for lake tragedy
LONG PRAIRIE (AP) -- A woman suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and isn't competent to stand trial on charges accusing her of driving into a lake, killing a daughter and critically injuring another, a psychiatrist says.
LITTLE FALLS -- Rep. Steve Wenzel, DFL-Little Falls, and Morrison County Commissioner Paul Nieman invite area residents to a public meeting to discuss a delay in the plans for correcting sedimentation problems on the Mississippi River below the Highway 10 bridge.
NTSB says lawyer was flying too low over forest when plane crashed
DULUTH (AP) -- Flying too low over a forest was the likely cause of a plane crash that killed a Duluth-area lawyer and his legal assistant, the National Transportation Safety Board has concluded.
Panel defends civic center against critics
Brainerd Parks and Recreation Committee members are proud of the city's civic center facilities and have grown tired of suggestions of any unauthorized expenditure of funds.
Relief urged for snow-deprived industries
ST. PAUL (AP) -- For snow-starved businesses throughout the state, Senate Tax Chairman Doug Johnson said Thursday he'll try to provide some relief, possibly through low-interest loans.
Clinton urges Medicare drug benefit
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton is greeting with cautious optimism a pledge by drug makers to cooperate on a new Medicare prescription benefit for older Americans, saying the companies must follow it up with action.
Dayton, Hudson names have long history
MINNEAPOLIS -- In 1902, George Draper Dayton built a six-story building in downtown Minneapolis, the foundation of a company that grew to become the nation's fourth largest general merchandise retailer.
Yellowstone will test cleaner, quieter snowmobiles
THIEF RIVER FALLS (AP) -- Arctic Cat Inc. on Friday unveiled a cleaner, quieter snowmobile that will be tested by the National Park Service in Yellowstone National Park, where snowmobiles are blamed for increased air pollution.
Baxter airs issues on 371 traffic
BAXTER -- How Highway 371 traffic will flow through Baxter was an issue that brought out private and public interests Thursday at Baxter City Hall.
Report to detail growth in garbage across Minnesota
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Even though Minnesotans are prone to recycle, they are setting records when it comes to trash.
Miniature skateboard key chains recalled because of choking risk
WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 15,500 miniature-skateboard key chains have been recalled because their wheels may detach and pose a choking risk to young children.
The Crow Wing County Chapter of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life will again sponsor March for Life in Brainerd on Jan. 22.
Baby born 153 days after still-born twin
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- A medical anomaly turned into a marvel Thursday with news that a 29-year-old Silver Spring woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy 153 days after the stillborn birth of his twin brother.
At-home blood pressure tests often found in error
People who test their blood pressure at home do not always report the results accurately to their doctors, a situation that can interfere with proper care, a Pittsburgh study shows.
Headless bodies may have been mother, son
ROCHESTER AP) -- A woman and boy whose headless bodies were found in a field near Rochester may have been mother and son and probably were black, Olmsted County Sheriff Steve Borchardt said today.
MONTICELLO -- The 450 trumpeter swans on the Mississippi River near Monticello don't know it yet, but they might be getting evicted.
State working on plan for small firms' health insurance
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Prenatal care and mental health treatment is out, but maternity benefits are in after state regulators approved requirements for pared-down options for health insurance policies that small employers can provide to their workers.
Grandmother willing to go get boy
HAVANA -- The grandmother of Elian Gonzalez said she is willing to go to Miami to bring the six-year-old boy home to Cuba, while Fidel Castro's point man on U.S. relations expressed impatience at Washington's failure to enforce a repatriation order.
Lawyer to withdraw from Olson case
LOS ANGELES -- One of two lawyers for former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive Sara Jane Olson moved Friday to withdraw from her bombing conspiracy case and asked for a lengthy continuance to allow a new defense team to be formed.
Chester A. Warren
Chester A. Warren, 86, Brainerd, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Center in Brainerd.
Floyd Lee Galpin
DERWOOD, Md. -- Floyd Lee Galpin, 62, Derwood, Md., died of cancer Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, at his home.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Madeline Erickson, 79, Pequot Lakes, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Wanda A. Tabatt
LITTLE FALLS -- Wanda Ann Tabatt, 83, Little Falls, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at her home.
PINE RIVER -- Dagny Morrison, Pine River, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Douglas L. Holm
BAXTER -- Douglas L. Holm, 68, Baxter, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at his home.
Leona M. Kurz
Leona M. Kurz, 79, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
PINE RIVER -- Edna Pressley, 82, Pine River, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center of Pine River.
STAPLES -- Sadie Anderson, 94, Staples, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at the Greater Staples Care Center.
BOWLUS -- Lawrence Leners, 78, Bowlus, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at home.
PIERZ -- Dorothy Schraut, 65, Pierz, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Jennie M. Fruth
Jennie M. Fruth, 89, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Leslie A. Grant
Leslie A. Grant
LITTLE FALLS -- Diana Smith, 83, Little Falls, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Delbert D. Woode
PINE RIVER -- Delbert D. Woode, 82, Pine River, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Ervin H. Lindemann
Ervin H. Lindemann, 94, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Leslie A. Grant
Leslie A. Grant, 54, Lamont Place, 1151 33rd St. S.W., Brainerd, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at the University of Minnesota Hospital of Minneapolis.
Wanda Ann Tabatt
LITTLE FALLS -- Wanda Ann Tabatt, 83, Little Falls, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at her home.
STAPLES -- Sadie Anderson, 95, Staples, died today, Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Lois Ramm, 70, Brainerd, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000.
Esther M. Villnow
Esther M. Villnow, 49, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Geneva R. Glodowski
STAPLES -- Geneva R. Glodowski, 82, Staples, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at the Greater Staples Care Center.
Edna May Pressley
PINE RIVER -- Edna May Pressley, 82, Pine River, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Covenant marriages - Dispatch Editorial
There are many functions governments do well.
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Are big changes possible?
MANCHESTER, N.H.--Even here in New Hampshire, where presidential politics rivals skiing as the favorite winter sport every four years, some people have to be convinced that it matters who wins the White House. Steve Hampl is one man who remains unpersuaded.
A good ruling
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Los Angeles Times:
Nine school success stories
WASHINGTON -- Fix Failing Schools. That's the administration's new slogan on education policy. Sounds easy, but it speaks to one of the toughest jobs in education.
I question why the cities of Brainerd-Baxter have room for more banks, fast food places, motels, etc. but no one has decided to build another bowling alley. It definitely would get use. I hope if someone does decide to build a bowling alley they won't put in the automatic scorekeepers because my experience in using them at the only bowling establishment in town has been nothing next to sheer frustration. Give me back the good old days of figuring out the scores in our heads. That's what we've got brains for.
Back to the future
Last week the call went out for a new futuristic look at the lakes area.
Who is she? - Dispatch Editorial
Sara Jane Olson's Minneapolis place of worship, the Little Minnehaha United Methodist Church, quickly rushed to her defense when she was arrested last year for plotting crimes while a member of the radical Symbionese Liberation Army in the 1970s.
Recently, I have come to realize that our downtown Brainerd is in desperate need of our patronage. Downtown businesses are pleading for our business, but the city is now subjecting us to a new ordinance.
FROM WINNERS TO PUBLICITY
-- Volunteer-organized by members of the Brainerd Jaycees.
North Country calendar
January -- January -- 15 -- Winter lake trout opener (outside BWCA)
It all started as the outgrowth of casual conversation in a hotel room
Jan. 22 will mark the tenth anniversary of the Brainerd Jaycees' $100,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. What began as a casual conversation in a hotel room has grown into the largest ice fishing contest in North America.
Best way to enjoy winter is by camping
Winter has a charm that no other season has. This season's serenity, unique beauty, and spirit are enjoyed mostly by those who embrace it, who get outside and grasp winter for all it has.
Approximately 180 Minnesota lakes with public accesses will have aeration systems operating on them this winter. Private hatchery operators also use aeration systems, usually on small lakes without public accesses.
New DNR report indicates lakes may not be as crowded as people think
Boating trends in the state's north central region are changing.
BRAINERD/NISSWA -- Numbers of eating-size walleyes, as well as a few trophy caliber fish, are being caught on several area lakes. Leading the way this week are Gull Lake, North Long, Edwards, Round and Pelican. Golden shiners or rainbow minnows have worked best.
Notes on winters past
I have about given up on trying to predict the weather. Sometimes I look for weather signs, but I keep my thoughts to myself. The meteorologists on radio and TV have for several weeks been predicting near-normal temperatures and precipitation. When the predicted weather arrives on the land, it has been much warmer than normal. For a while last fall we heard that the warm currents in the ocean, called La Nina, caused problems, but I haven't heard her mentioned recently.
As the playoffs turn, the plot thickens
Whatever the first NFL playoff weekend lacked in artistry it more than made up for in drama. Dan Marino's encore, Chan Gailey's job security, Tre Johnson's punishment, Buffalo's depression and, of course, instant replay controversy. Only two of the four games were close, and none was particularly well-played, but that didn't diminish the power of the subplots. In some ways, it was the perfect NFL weekend in that it produced just enough fodder to command our attention for the next week.
Lake Region bows
BAXTER -- The Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves girls' basketball team crushed the Lake Region Christian Hornets 59-22 in a non-conference game Thursday night.
Raider wrestlers build mark to 5-1
BERTHA --The Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale Raiders wrestling team improved to 5-1 overall with a 41-19 dual meet victory over the New York Mills Eagles on Thursday night.
Give coaches credit for success of Rams, Vikings
ST. LOUIS -- Life near the top has been a foregone conclusion for the Minnesota Vikings with Dennis Green as coach. Success didn't come that quickly for Dick Vermeil's St. Louis Rams.
Rams expect Warner to keep producing big numbers in the playofs
Kurt Warner's time arrived with the St. Louis Rams on the evening of Aug.28 in a torrent of anguish, regret and disbelief.
Willmar erupts, downs Little Falls by 8 goals
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals exploded to score nine goals against the Little Falls Flyers Friday night.
Statistics reflect Warrior progress
When the Brainerd Warriors girls hockey team played its first game ever in 1997, they were outshot 73-2 and lost to the St. Cloud Icebreakers.
Titans vs. Colts matchup
TENNESSEE (14-3) at INDIANAPOLIS (13-3) -- 3:05 p.m., CBS
Thursday mat scores
Aitkin 54, Rush City 19
NFL's strange days
Jeff George? Jeff George. Jeff George??? By the time you read this, Jeff George and the Vikings may be wheels-up in a ditch alongside The Road to the Super Bowl. We can only hope so. Otherwise, we're three weeks away from hearing, Jeff George, Super Bowl MVP. Good grief, what a way to start a millennium.
The best of times, worst of times for Vikings
It's time to take stock of the Minnesota Vikings' topsy-turvy season, which, if you believe the oddsmakers in Las Vegas, will come crashing to an end Sunday at the Trans World Dome in St. Louis.
Pequot stays unbeaten
Pequot Lakes 66, Bertha-Hewitt 44
Vermeil says he has no plans to retire now
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Mike Martz will have to wait a while to inherit the St. Louis Rams coaching job, because Dick Vermeil is enjoying himself too much.
Powerful offenses could find the end zones Sunday
Labor dispute threatens Arena season
The Arena Football League's 2000 season -- is in jeopardy because of a labor dispute.
Brainerd rallies past Maple Grove in floor hockey
MAPLE GROVE -- Thanks to a six-goal third period the Brainerd Warriors adapted floor hockey team rallied to defeat the Maple Grove Crimson 7-5 Thursday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jordan Leopold scored his second goal with seven seconds left in overtime to lift Minnesota to a 7-6 victory over Denver on Friday night.
For Jessica, it was like coming home
Even though she was coaching in Brainerd it was like a home game Tuesday for St. Cloud Tech Tigers girls' basketball coach Jessica (Beachy) Rahmann.
Phills' love of life celebrated in service
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If there had been a game Friday night, the Charlotte Hornets would have run through brick walls, leaped tall buildings, done anything it took to win for Bobby Phills, their fallen captain. The memorial service Friday at Central Church of God could have been an orgy of grief over the loss of a player who was the anti-Charles Barkley, a role model in every sense. Instead, it turned into a combination revival and pep rally that left everyone in the crowd standing and applauding in celebration of the full life Phills lived in 30 short years.
Bright stars in quarterfinals
Peyton Manning and Jevon Kearse, two of the NFL's bright young stars, have a date for a college reunion Sunday.
Power plays doom C-I-A
CROSBY -- It's difficult to win a hockey game when the other team has more players on the ice.
Hockey season canceled
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The University of Vermont canceled the remainder of its men's hockey season after learning that some players had lied during an investigation into a hazing scandal.
Local sports shorts
Brainerd High School graduate Angie Swanson scored 29 points in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women's basketball games against Winona State and Concordia of St. Paul last weekend.
Three former Minnesota Vikings could be going to the Football Hall of Fame. Fifteen finalists were announced today for induction to the hallowed hall in Canton, Ohio. Among them are former Vikings Carl Eller, Dave Casper and Ron Yary .
Vikes adept at falling behind, coming back
EDEN PRAIRIE -- The Minnesota Vikings have started slow and finished fast all season, a method that might mean their undoing on Sunday.
3-pointers key LF win over Alex
LITTLE FALLS --The Little Falls Flyers drained 10 three point baskets on their way to a 70-54 victory over the Alexandria Cardinals in Central Lakes Conference boys' basketball Friday.
The 11th-annual North Central Motor Speedway stock car show at Mills GM is set for April 7-8. Cars will be moved to the auto dealership the evening of April 6.
Lopez appears ready to make weekend run
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Is Nancy Lopez capable of one more hurrah?
S-M wrestlers are victorious
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals wrestling team defeated Grand Rapids 31-26 Thursday night.
Warner's grandparents will root for Rams and the Vikings
FARIBAULT (AP) -- Otis Lingenfelter has the inside scoop on St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner.
Fitzpatrick, O'Brien lead BHS swimmers past Willmar
WILLMAR --The Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team defeated the Willmar Cardinals 104-82 in a Central Lakes Conference dual meet Thursday.
BHS gymnasts happy with season-best total
The air was full of chalk dust and bodies as the Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team accomplished a feat they've been striving for all season long.
Warriors claim first conference win in OT thriller
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors secured their first Central Lakes Conference boys' basketball win of the season Friday by defeating the St. Cloud Tech Tigers 79-76 in overtime.
W-DC gymnasts beaten at home
WADENA -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines gymnastics team was defeated by the Sauk Centre Mainstreeters 128.65 to 113.15.
MINNESOTA (11-6) at ST. LOUIS (13-3) -- 12:35 p.m., FOX
Brainerd skiers 2nd in Wisconsin
MT. DU LAC, Wis.. -- The Duluth East Greyhounds came out on top in the boys division of Alpine skiing with 251 total points. The Brainerd Warriors were second place with 201 points.
Lakers' loss does not suggest a trend
INDIANAPOLIS -- The only thing that changed for the Lakers Friday night was the streak column in the standings, which now reads ''Lost 1'' instead of ''Won 16.''
YMCA men's basketball
Green Mill/Subway 5-0
Saturday, Jan. 15
George salvages career, Vikings' season
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Different team, same Jeff George. Or so he says.
Pitno recognizes Wolves' quality
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Boston Celtics coach Rick Pitino doesn't mince words.
Area events Saturday
Boys Hockey -- Duluth Central at Brainerd 7:30 p.m.
PIerz boys gain first loop win
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers picked up their first conference win of the season with a 53-51 victory over the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles Thursday night.
Vikes' new run philosphy faces stiffest test to date
Minnesota at St. Louis, 11:35 .m. (FOX)
Revenig ready for his shot with Arizona
Todd Revenig realizes he's probably entering the ninth inning of his baseball career.
Azinger leads Sony Open
HONOLULU (AP) -- For Paul Azinger, winning the Sony Open would finally end his bridesmaid role in Hawaii.
Warrroad dumps W-DC
WADENA -- The Warroad Warriors defeated the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 6-4 in girls' hockey Friday night.
Online loans slow to build a following
WASHINGTON -- Go online and you can apply for a loan in your sweats instead of a suit, the pitch sometimes goes. Click over to the World Wide Web, type in your financial vitals, and wait for the approval to be e-mailed to you. Less paperwork, less hassle and a lower rate. Right?
Navigating the Web while surfing for a house
WASHINGTON -- OK, OK: When it comes to computers, I am more Neanderthal than nerd.
State OKs MediaOne, AT&T merger
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's portion of AT&T's $58 billion deal to buy MediaOne has been approved, MediaOne announced Friday. If federal regulators approve the deal, high speed Internet access via cable modem could be available to more than 600,000 homes.
BUG / There are plenty of lessons left from preparation
The air traffic control system, the Social Security Administration, the National Weather Service, the Internal Revenue Service and mos
Hey, we beat the Y2K bug -- so far
Anybody need 15 gallons of bottled water, two dozen flashlight batteries, a Coleman lantern, two jars of applesauce and five cans of Chef Boyardee fat-free ravioli?
Several tools improve e-mailing skills
I like my readers, but most of you have a habit that really irritates me: You don't sign your e-mail.
Software developed so blind can read
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Charlie Crawford's computer access to the Internet helps him complete a couple of months' work in a couple of days.
Men are cosmetic industry's new candidates
It's been a rough presidency for Bill Clinton. Just look at his face. Every setback, each new scandal and humiliation has taken a huge toll on the boyish mug that first got him elected.
Heather Collins and Jami Becker were married on Sept. 4, 1999, at Light of Christ Lutheran Church of Delano.
The Crosslake Area Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Crosslake Community Center. Our topic is a Paul Bunyan Trail Plan Study by Michael Martinez. Greeters are Nita Baskfield and Jan Godeke. For more information, call Joanne at 692-2050.
Keith and Patti Moilanen will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary today.
Don't run out and buy a rabbit
Dear Readers: If you are ever tempted to buy a cute, fluffy rabbit, here's some information to think about, thanks to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Rabbits need to be taken care of, not just dropped in a cage and fed lettuce and carrots. They can live 10 to 15 years!
Mona Jacobs and Rodney Milloch announce their engagement. Parents are James and Bonnie Parson, McGregor, and Robert and Ruth Milloch, Baxter. A July 1 wedding is planned at Park United Methodist Church.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Joyel McKinney and Ross Beckers were married on June 19, 1999, at First Lutheran Church of Brainerd with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating.
Duplicate bridge is played at 6:
I would like to express my appreciation for your support and donations in helping make my Up With People opportunity a reality. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Megan Larson and Tony Cummings were married on Sept. 25, 1999, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Brainerd with Pastor Juli Sutton-Deem officiating.
Four generations recently gathered were Kasandra Boyer, daughter; Amy Boyer, mother; Marlene Hannahs, grandmother; and Gleva Girard, great-grandmother.
7 p.m. second Thursday at Brainerd Elks Club (ages 21-39). Call: 829-3316 or 828-9598.
What's new, what's out in fashion for 2000
Don't even think of going out in 2000 with last century's hairdo. Richard Dalton, fashion director for John Paul Mitchell Systems, offers the following hair trends, fresh from the runway:
Names and faces
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- It looks like Julianna Margulies may have to exit ''ER'' without George Clooney as her escort.
Amy Rahm and Josh Duda announce their engagement. Parents are Kim Larson, Ironwood, Mich., Mary and Anthony Rahm, Rice Lake, Wis., and Gary and Sue Duda, Brainerd. A May 20 wedding is planned at Lord of Life Lutheran Church of Baxter.
The curse of being labeled a teen
Before 1941, there was no such thing as a teen-ager -- at least not so far as magazines and newspapers ever recorded.
Julie Davies and David Pagels were married on Aug. 7, 1999, at Enger Park, Duluth, with the Rev. Richard Blood officiating.
The lament of a wrestler's mother
Mothers, don't let your babies grow up to be wrestlers. Trust me. You'll hate it.
Child in need
The mission of Kinship Partners is to provide positive role models and guidance to youths in our community.
Jane Gunsbury will celebrate her 65th birthday with an open house from 4-8 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Boathouse Eatery at Quarterdeck Resort. No gifts please.
Brenda Kleinhuizen and Jamie Siekas were married on Nov. 20, 1999, at Roseland Reform Church of Willmar with the Rev. Phillip Moore of Houston, Texas, officiating.
Rita Umlauf and David Linder announce their engagement. Parents are Vida and Jim Jokela, Brainerd, the late James Umlauf, and Joe and Jan Linder, Wells. A March 2 wedding is planned in Bradenton, Fla.
Don't get shot with empty gun
DEAR ABBY: I would like to pass on some information that came to me via a 14-year-old.
Virus may be a factor in Lou Gehrig's disease
A specific virus has been found in the spinal cords of victims of the neuromuscular disorder known as Lou Gehrig's disease, leading researchers to suggest the virus may play a role in bringing on the disease.
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