Karl and Charlene (Dohanick) Purinton, Pierz, a girl, Kaitlin Rose, Dec. 10, 1999. Grandparents are Donna Purinton, Pierz, the late Thomas Purinton Sr., and the late John and Maxine Dohanick, formerly of Onamia.
This was Brainerd
30 years ago (1970) - Car motors groaned mournfully this morning and many gave up the effort. The air hung heavy with a cold grey mist of condensed vapor from car motors and chimneys. The reason is simple, it was 38 degrees below zero at 8 a.m.
Minneapolis may start counting barks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- If a dog barks up to 20 times within seven minutes with no more than one minute between barks, its owner would face the long arm of the law.
Fly invasion leads to lawsuit
OLIVIA (AP) -- A dairy farmer and his family complain that house flies from a neighboring egg-laying facility are so numerous they can't talk outside without flies getting in their mouths.
Farmers pleased with EPA restrictions on biotech corn plantings
WASHINGTON -- Environmentalists and farmers alike are praising the planting restrictions that the government is placing on genetically altered corn to prevent insects from becoming resistant to its toxin.
Moth brawls Gipsy moth troubles growing in Upper Midwest
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- With an appetite for destruction, gypsy moths -- the longtime scourge of forests along much of the East Coast -- are slowly creeping towards the Upper Midwest.
Districts scramble to settle
With a state deadline to settle new teacher contracts just a day away, Minnesota school districts are signing agreements that outspend the per-pupil funding increases they're due to receive for the biennium, according to reports.
A royal surprise
Jessica O'Neill, a junior at Pequot Lakes High School, reacts with excitement as she was crowned the 2000 Miss Pequot Lakes-Crosslake Saturday by outgoing queen Patti Westlund. Candidate Lexie Schaub (left) looks on. Jami Landgren was crowned princess. Miss Congeniality was Kati-Lyn Hjulberg while candidate Kara Foss was the talent scholarship winner. O'Neill also won the personal interview portion of the scholarship pageant. (Dispatch Photo by Jodie Tweed)
MARSHALL -- Two former Redwood County Human Services workers were sentenced in the theft of nearly $21,000 in child support payments.
Merger would create world's largest drugmaker
LONDON -- The British pharmaceutical company Glaxo Wellcome PLC plans to buy rival SmithKline Beecham PLC for about $76 billion in stock in a deal that would create the world's largest drugmaker.
Seven in 10 want unicameral vote
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Seven in 10 Minnesotans want to vote on whether the state should adopt a Legislature with one body instead of two, according to a new poll.
Vikings fans' fish house
Brian Rubner of Pine River tows his fish house across Trout Lake in Crosslake with Darian Rubner (left), Jordan Hansmeyer and Triston Rubner during the Minnesota Vikings-St Louis Rams game Sunday. The Rubners decided to paint the fish house Minnesota Vikings colors while the team was in the playoff hunt last year. While the search was on for a better fishing spot, the Vikings lost to the Rams 49-37. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Couple who thwarted adoption scam will try to adopt baby now
STILLWATER (AP) -- A couple who helped police catch a lawyer who tried to sell them a Hungarian-born baby for $60,000 last March will try this week to adopt the little girl.
Great Lakes fleets looking for workers
Great Lakes fleets have struggled to fill entry level and engineering positions as their aging mariners retire or take vacations, maritime officials said.
Washington windstorm leaves thousands without power, two dead
SEATTLE -- A fierce windstorm battered the Pacific Northwest, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people, closing highways and killing two men.
Jamie Nelson, the daughter of Brian and Janet Spreiter of B
PR-B teachers have yet to settle contract
PINE RIVER -- The Pine River-Backus School Board and its teachers association have yet to reach a contract settlement, a situation that could cost the district $36,000 in state aid.
Poll: Grams' approval rating is 43 percent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- With less than 10 months before he faces re-election, Sen. Rod Grams' approval rating shows that he is vulnerable, meaning the first-term Republican could face an uphill fight as he tries to get re-elected.
Kixters beat St. Cloud Tech
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd High School Varsity Kixters defeated the St. Cloud Tech Tigerettes in a dance off duo at halftime of Friday's basketball game between the two schools at St. Cloud.
Arctic air settles over Northeast
A surge of cold air was moving over New England, the Northeast and Great Lakes today, while windswept rain battered the Pacific Northwest and the Southeast grew balmy.
Gelinde 'Linda' T. Andrews
ONAMIA -- Gelinde "Linda" T. Andrews, 71, Onamia, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at home.
HASTINGS -- Marian Anderson, 90, Hastings, formerly of Aitkin, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Augustana Home in Hastings.
Margaret A. Fensand
PINE RIVER -- Margaret Ann Fensand, 74, Pine River, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Catherine Carlson, 77, Pequot Lakes, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center of Crosby.
Dr. F. C. Closuit
AITKIN -- Dr. F. C. Closuit, 87, Aitkin, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Health Care Center of Crosby.
CROSBY -- Freda Sauer, 83, Aberdeen, S.D., died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center of Crosby.
Delbert D. Woode
PINE RIVER --Delbert D. Woode, 82, Pine River, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
MESA, Ariz. --Gen Ludovissie, 74, Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Staples, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at home.
RANDALL -- Arlene Skoog, 83, Randall, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at St. Benedicts Center in St. Cloud.
John P. Leeb Sr.
PIERZ --John P. Leeb Sr., 84, Pierz, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Marie A. Braynard
CROSBY --Marie Alice Braynard, 73, Crosby, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center of Crosby.
Delwin Theisen, 86, Brainerd, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
LITTLE FALLS --Robert Delane, 76, Little Falls, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
AH-GWAH-CHING -- LeRoy Miller, 73, Ah-Gwah-Ching, formerly of Aitkin, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at the Ah-Gwah-Ching Resource Center in rural Walker.
Sister Vivian - Dispatch Editorial
Sister Vivian Arts squeezed an awful lot of accomplishments into her 28 years at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
A not-so-terrible campaign
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
Feel better now?
King's message of love still lingers
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times:
Bill Clinton carried with him only three pages of talking points when he stepped into the pulpit at the cavernous Mason Temple in Memphis, Tenn., on Nov. 13, 1993. But he had other things on his mind. He had just read a Washington Post story about an 11-year-old girl whose neighborhood was so riddled by violence that she was already planning her own funeral. Kurt Schmoke, the mayor of Baltimore, had recently told him about an 18-year-old boy who was shot and killed -- by a 13-year-old on a dare -- while trying to lead younger children safely through trick-or-treating on Halloween. And the president knew one last thing: The pulpit in which he stood was the one from which Martin Luther King Jr. had preached his last sermon, on the stormy night before he was murdered in April 1968.
Johnson quits in Miami Wannstedt named new boss
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Jimmy Johnson was on his way out the door on a balmy Sunday, headed for retirement and the Florida Keys, when he stopped and looked at his watch.
Rams continue march to Super Bowl Warner's 5 TD passes end Vikings' season
ST. LOUIS -- Barring some sort of phantom disaster, the Rams, by way of Cleveland, Los Angeles, Anaheim and St. Louis, are moving toward the Super Bowl, packing the worst NFC record over the last decade, but needing only to score more points than the team with the third-worst mark, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
DENTON, Texas -- Brainerd High School graduate Chris Bjorklund had 12 points and eight rebounds but Cal Poly fell to North Texas 85-82 in Big West Conference men's basketball action Saturday night.
Area events Monday
Agassi breezes through first round
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- A year ago, Andre Agassi's marriage was ending and his tennis had slipped enough to ''look horrific.''
Pioneers place first
HINCKLEY -- The Pierz Pioneers remained undefeated after placing first in the Jaguar Invitational wrestling tournament by scoring 207 points Saturday.
Warriors finish first at U of M Invitational
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' swimming and diving team placed first with a score of 648.5 points in the maroon division of the University of Minnesota Invitational Saturday afternoon.
St. John's upsets Connecticut
Bigger didn't mean better for the Connecticut Huskies.
The NFL's new world order
ST. LOUIS -- Throw out the book on what it takes to win in the NFL playoffs.
Raider women win 8th straight
The Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team picked up a huge 73-60 Northern Division win against the Vermilion Ironwomen on Saturday to grab seize first place in the division.
C-I-A stops Benson
BENSON --The Crosby-Ironton-Aitkin boys' hockey team defeated the Benson Braves 4-1 in a non-conference game on Saturday.
Moorhead edges Warrior girls
MOORHEAD -- The Moorhead Spuds shaded the Brainerd Warriors 2-1 in a non-conference girls' hockey game Saturday.
Azinger wins first title since '93
HONOLULU (AP) -- Paul Azinger's breakthrough victory in the Sony Open meant far more than a hefty payday and a flashy trophy.
Even without miracles, Titans win
INDIANAPOLIS -- Last week, the Tennessee Titans used a miracle play to win their first-round playoff game against the Buffalo Bills. Sunday, the Titans returned to conventional earthly means, featuring a 68-yard touchdown run by Eddie George early in the second half and old-fashioned defense, to hold off the Indianapolis Colts, 19-16, and advance to the AFC championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Gophers victimized by Hoosiers' rebound
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- No. 9 Indiana put disappointment behind it, giving coach Bob Knight some answers to its fortitude.
Warrior wrestlers sixth
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors wrestling team finished sixth out of eight teams at the St. Cloud Tech dual meet tournament Saturday.
Vermilion outscores Raider men
The national runner-up Vermilion Ironmen outscored the Central Lakes College Raiders 87-77 in men's basketball Saturday.
Warriors blank Duluth Central
Goaltending continues to be the backbone of the Brainerd Warriors boys' hockey team.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- It seemed mostly an Iranian-American festival, with a soccer match as the featured attraction.
Bucs shock 'Skins
TAMPA, Fla. -- Dan Turk was in shock.
Aussie defends her Office Depot title
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Karrie Webb gave her family a perfect going-away present.
Jags rout Dolphins
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There likely will be no more football tomorrows for Dan Marino. There will be a next week, though, for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Lakers struggle past Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Los Angeles Lakers' accelerator got stuck at times, and they got bumped and nudged again, but they managed to get back into victory lane here Saturday.
S-M girls win
BEMIDJI -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' basketball team defeated the Warroad Warriors 57-30 Saturday afternoon in a non-conference game at Bemidji.
Warrior gymnasts place 12th
LAKEVILLE -- The Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team placed 12th out of 20 teams in the Lakeville Invitational Saturday.
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