The Brainerd Lincoln-Douglas and Policy debate teams competed in state competition last weekend at Mounds Park Academy in Maplewood.
NISSWA --The Nisswa Fire Department responded to a house fire at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday on Roy Lake Road, about one mile north of Nisswa.
BURGLARY -- Richard Turcotte, 5000 block of Ojibwa Road, reported his cabin on Ojibwa Road broken into.
This was Brainerd
60 years ago (1941)-Two bills in which Crow Wing County is particularly interested were scheduled for presentation in the House of Representatives. One is a slot machine licensing law and the other would permit anglers to obtain fishing licenses anywhere in the state.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 273, a year ago 183.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 400.
Faxon looking for big year
HONOLULU -- With a retooled swing to go with a putting stroke that is the envy of the PGA Tour, Brad Faxon could hardly wait for the season to begin. After winning the Sony Open, he's excited about where it might lead.
Bush quickly wades into abortion issue
WASHINGTON -- On his first workday, President Bush waded into a volatile issue that could shape the direction of his presidency.
Bush seems unlikely to intervene in crisis
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush is sending another signal that he will be unlikely to intervene in California's energy crisis, selecting a free-market advocate as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Life as an ex-president
Bill Clinton has been reading up on the post-White House careers of former presidents. And as he begins his new life this week -- with the specter of indictment suddenly lifted -- he has reached some definite conclusions about the precedents.
Bush urges high ethical standards
WASHINGTON -- Getting swiftly down to work, President Bush ushered in his new administration Monday by welcoming his staff to "the honor of a lifetime" and calling on them to uphold high ethical standards.
McCain offers campaign reform bill
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Monday kept his promise to attempt to overhaul campaign finance law, introducing his bill on the second full day of George W. Bush's presidency.
Colleagues warmly welcome Powell
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Colin Powell, mixing flattery, humor and his vision for the future, introduced himself Monday to State Department employees, who offered him a warm and sometimes raucous welcome.
Ventura releases two-year budget heavy on tax cuts
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura made a flurry of tax cuts the centerpiece of a two-year, $27 billion budget released Tuesday. The document appeared certain to align Ventura more closely with Republicans than Democrats.
Bush launches education plan
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, seeking Democratic support for his education plans, proposes to offer troubled schools a chance to shape up before shifting more federal funds to private institutions.
Clinton's last efforts targeting parks, housing are called back
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hours after laying out copies of last-minute regulations from the Clinton administration, workers at the Office of Federal Register, wielding staplers, scrambled to attach notices saying the regulations had been withdrawn.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a trio of false alarms at Jim's Electric at 1250 Industrial Park Road S. in Baxter Monday, the fire department reported.
Family and friends erected their own ice castle on Lake Ossawinnamakee. Look for the story on how they built it Wednesday in Neighbors.
The Brainerd Junior Varsity Kixters competed in Blaine on Saturday and earned a second place trophy.
Brainerd city planner resigns
Al Cottingham, Brainerd city planner, submitted his letter of resignation Monday to the Brainerd City Council.
C-I losing interim superintendent
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton School Board accepted the resignation Monday of interim superintendent Shelly Johnson and thanked him for his good work.
STAPLES -- Updates on beef cow and calf issues will be the focus of a Cow-Calf Day program at Staples. The event, sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension Service, is open to anyone but designed for beef producers with cow herds.
The Crossing Arts backers have been working behind the scenes
A Thursday night meeting spearheaded by the Crossing Arts Alliance is a "must-attend" session for people interested in focusing more attention on and improving the community's offerings of creative arts.
Anderson acts quickly as new C-I board member
CROSBY -- Newly elected member Barb Anderson of the Crosby-Ironton School Board initiated some changes at her first meeting Monday.
Clark brings familiar skills to new job in Baxter
BAXTER -- The newly created position of public affairs coordinator at the Minnesota Department of Transportation office in Baxter has been filled by a media and state government veteran.
After 38 years of darkness, woman's sight is restored
For 38 years Josephine Warner lived in a world of darkness, blinded in 1962 by a careless motorist who tossed a bottle out of a moving vehicle that smashed her windshield, shattering the glass into tiny shards that embedded into her eyes.
An attempt to stop a vehicle in Baxter led to a foot pursuit of a suspect in Brainerd Monday.
This was Brainerd
30 years ago (1971) - Ground was officially broken yesterday for a new 48 student dormitory complex designed to serve Junior College and Vocational School students here. The structure to be constructed by Yibby and Dick Knudsen, will be completed on May 1, 1971.
Homicide won't lead to murder case
AITKIN -- The death of a man who spent seven years in a vegetative state after being assaulted in Aitkin County by his son has been ruled a homicide, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office reported Monday.
$150,000 worth of prizes given away in fishing extravaganza
Brainerd Jaycees $100,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza 2001 winners:
Revised feedlot rules to be outlined Wednesday
PINE RIVER -- Cass and Crow Wing county farm operators will have an opportunity Wednesday to learn details about feedlot rules revised by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Woman shot in Cass Lake
CASS LAKE -- Cass County officials are investigating the shooting of a 19-year-old Cass Lake woman Sunday.
As the result of incorrect information, the music for a senior dance Tuesday at the Brainerd Legion was listed incorrectly in the What's Doing in Sunday's newspaper. Music will be by The Hornets.
Civil service commission to meet
The Brainerd Police and Fire Civil Service Commission will meet 9 a.m. Monday at city hall with the purpose of reviewing civil service rules in regard to patrol officer testing.
Council works on annexation issue
Annexation and economic development were the focus of a Brainerd City Council meeting Monday.
Biggest catch of his life
Doug Meier caught the biggest fish of his life Saturday and it couldn't have come at a better time.
Wine downplayed as heart helper
DALLAS (AP) -- Although drinking red wine may be an appealing ritual for heart health, medical authorities caution that it's not the most proven.
California braces for blackouts
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Northern California got a brief reprieve from rolling blackouts Tuesday morning but residents were warned that their lights still could go out as authorities desperately scrounged the market for electricity.
Lewis knows non-football questions will continue
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The brown eyes sparkle when Ray Lewis talks about playing in a Super Bowl near his hometown of Lakeland, Fla., where he was a 180-pound safety in high school. His family still lives there, including so many cousins he can't possibly get them all tickets.
Vice president's wife, Lynne Cheney, returns to private sector
WASHINGTON -- Blazing a new path for a vice president's wife, Lynne Cheney has returned to her job at a Washington think tank and plans to continue serving on corporate boards. Government watchdogs see possible conflicts of interest.
Study finds girls more swayed by peer pressure to drink, smoke
WASHINGTON -- The tremendous pressures of peers who drink and teen-age parties appear to have more influence on teen girls than boys as they wrestle with the decision of whether to drink, a federal study found.
Survey: Freshmen computer savvy but politically unaware
LOS ANGELES -- College freshmen are technologically savvy and receive higher grades than past students but they study less, according to a nationwide survey released Monday.
Starr calls Clinton deal 'very reasonable and sensible'
WASHINGTON -- Kenneth Starr, whose six-year investigation of former President Clinton began with Whitewater and ended with Monica Lewinsky, says Clinton's legal problems taught Americans they must be truthful, even if the truth is ugly.
Jackson supporters stand behind civil rights leader
CHICAGO -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson appeared in public for the first time since acknowledging he fathered a child in an extramarital affair and reassured supporters that he will carry on his civil rights work.
Hollywood strike threat looms as writers begin talks
LOS ANGELES -- Talks this week between screenwriters and producers could signal whether Hollywood faces a full-blown strike this summer.
The fight goes on
WASHINGTON -- Abortion rights supporters are used to battle. But the ground has changed for the 28th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.
CASS LAKE -- A 19-year-old Cass Lake woman shot Saturday has died.
'Gladiator,' 'Almost Famous' take top awards
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Awards were handed out like party favors at the Golden Globes -- few films went home empty-handed, but no movie dominated the ceremony.
Airline delays, dissatisfaction at record levels
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airline flights are being delayed more than ever and passenger complaints have reached record levels, according to a government report released Monday.
California wearily faces another week of power shortages
SACRAMENTO -- California wearily faced another week of power problems after a weekend that was supposed to provide relief resulted only in alerts of impending shortages.
Names and faces
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Marie Osmond, who has said she suffered from postpartum depression, has written a book on the subject.
Beckwith, convicted assassin of Medgar Evers, dies at age 80
JACKSON, Miss. -- Byron De La Beckwith, the white supremacist convicted after three decades and three trials of assassinating civil rights leader Medgar Evers, has died while serving life in prison, marking what Evers' brother called the "final chapter" of a troubling story.
Songstress Virginia O'Brien dies at 81
Los Angeles Times
Ohio State receiver puts on show at Hula Bowl
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) -- Reggie Germany put on a show for the NFL scouts at the Hula Bowl.
Saturday, Dec. 30
Williams sisters, Hingis advance to quarterfinals
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Next time, Venus Williams says, she needs a better game plan.
Pressure gets to West Virginia player
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- A violent tantrum against Notre Dame has put Chris Moss' college basketball career on hold.
Carruth gets near-maximum sentence
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- After listening to pleas for justice by the victim's parents, a judge gave former NFL player Rae Carruth nearly the maximum sentence for his role in the drive-by shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend.
Carter settles for win over 76ers
Vince Carter settled for beating the Philadelphia 76ers instead of just Allen Iverson.
Agassi, Rafter advance to semifinals
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Andre Agassi loves to make opponents work. Patrick Rafter makes hard work pay off in his acrobatic attacking.
Collins bares soul Giants' QB talks about troubled past
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Kerry Collins didn't start by introducing himself. Maybe he should have. He told a tale of alcoholism and the devastating effects it can have on a life -- his life.
Giants' backup QB Garrett looking for 4th Super Bowl ring
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Jason Garrett has been to three Super Bowls and has as many rings. Yet he has never played a down.
Tommie Agee dead of heart attack at 58
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Miracle Mets lost their spark.
UND steps up intensity, lands atop WCHA
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- The Fighting Sioux of the University of North Dakota stepped up their intensity and exploited their opponent's weaknesses this week to take over the top of the WCHA.
Billick to media: Stop pestering Ray Lewis
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Super Bowl Sunday has got to be easier for Baltimore Ravens coach Brian Billick than opening day of Super Bowl week.
Conference All Games
Avalanche unleash new weapon on Ducks
Teams expect to have to contend with Joe Sakic, Alex Tanguay and Milan Hejduk when they take on the Colorado Avalanche. When Chris Dingman starts scoring, it's too much to handle.
STAPLES -- Roger Reichel, 70, Staples, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Eleanor K. Wentworth
Eleanor K. Wentworth, 90, Brainerd, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Thomas S. Green
Thomas Sherman Green, 84, Tucson, Ariz., died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at Tucson Medical Center.
Gladys A. Hedlund
CROSBY -- Gladys A. Hedlund, 88, Crosby, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
ONAMIA -- Edna Kobernus, 98, Onamia, died today, Jan. 22, 2001, at Mille Lacs Nursing Home in Onamia.
Arvid K. Beach
Arvid K. Beach, 56, Brainerd, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Ken Danner, 72, Brainerd, died today, Jan. 23, 2001, at home.
Marguerite E. Curtis
Marguerite E. Curtis, 92, Brainerd, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
AITKIN -- Donna Cluff, 84, Aitkin and Lake Placid, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Fla.
Harold A. Sands
IRONTON -- Harold Arthur Sands, 87, Ironton, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
STAPLES -- Miriam Sapp, 92, Staples, died today, Jan. 22, 2001, at Greater Staples Hospital.
FOSSTON -- Daniel Larson, 57, Fosston, formerly of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at Midway Care Center in Fosston.
John E. Dexter
LONSDALE -- John E. Dexter, 31, Lonsdale, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, as a result of a construction accident in Eagan.
Marion Carey, 94, Brainerd, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Levi Michael Newman
MINNEAPOLIS -- Levi Michael Newman, infant son of Heather Henderson and Shane Newman, Frazee, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Fairview Riverside Hospital in Minneapolis.
Impi E. Middendorp
CROSBY -- Impi Eleanor Middendorp, 87, Crosby, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Allan F. Cummings
AITKIN -- Allan F. Cummings, 95, Aitkin, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Flora M. Morgan
AUBURN, Wash. -- Flora Marie Morgan, 88, Auburn, Wash., formerly of Staples, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at Auburn Regional Medical Center.
Miriam C. Sapp
STAPLES -- Miriam C. Sapp, 92, Staples, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Greater Staples Hospital.
LITTLE FALLS -- Agnes Kuklock, 82, Little Falls, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at St. Otto's Health Care Center in Little Falls.
Anna L. Daly
INDIANAPOLIS -- Anna L. (Bostian) Daly, 87, Indianapolis, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Ind.
Frank J. Ahles
LITTLE FALLS -- Frank J. Ahles, 94, Little Falls, died today, Jan. 22, 2001, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Harry L. Hart
LITTLE FALLS -- Harry Leon Hart, 72, Little Falls, died today, Jan. 22, 2001, at home.
AITKIN -- Allan Cummings, 95, Aitkin, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
AITKIN -- Dave Zilverberg, 81, Aitkin, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Hannah O. Filteau
GRAND MARAIS -- Hannah O. Filteau, 92, Grand Marais, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at North Shore Care Center.
Gladys A. Hedlund
CROSBY -- Gladys A. Hedlund, 88, Crosby, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Harry L. Grant
STAPLES -- Harry L. Grant, 83, Staples, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at the Greater Staples Hospital.
William L. Randall
LITTLE FALLS -- William L. Randall, 85, Little Falls, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Charitable cell phones
Dear Heloise: Several months ago, I read where you could send old CELL PHONES TO CHARITY, which updated them and put these phones into service for emergency needs by battered spouses.
To the individual who claimed that the Clinton legacy brought us great times of greed and placed large amounts of money in the hands of the rich.
Not worried about legacies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Beginning his presidency, George W. Bush muses briefly about what he would like said of him at the end of it: that he got things done and that "he was steady under fire." Briefly, because he said it is not his nature to spend a lot of time worrying about legacies.
Dads behavior wont let wounds of mourners heal
DEAR ABBY: My mother committed suicide a year ago. Last year was difficult for our entire family. I was extremely angry with her for the first couple of months, especially since it was my 15-year-old son who found her. My son and I are both in counseling. He is healing faster than I am.
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Well, it's official. Minneapolis is going to have a light rail transit line. Approximately 17 miles from the downtown entertainment center to the airport then to the Mall of America. And all of it for only 670 million dollars, read one billion dollars or more by the time it's finished. They actually think 25,000 passengers per day might ride the train by the year 2010. You can bet that our congressman, Mr. Oberstar, who just happens to be the ranking member of the House Transportation Committee, will be there to take credit for this tax and spend fiasco.
Power to unite - Dispatch Editorial
Ken Burns' superb series "Jazz," airing this month on PBS, completes the award-winning documentary filmmaker's trilogy on race relat
Unity and union
President Bush's Inaugural Address was the best speech of his life. He sought to stir what is best in the hearts of every American. The speech lacked hubris, but exhibited humility. It acknowledged flaws in individuals, but lauded our national character. And it elevated eternal principles in a way that did not judge the administration just passed, but transcended parties and politics to stir the possibilities for success, contentment and hope that are in each of us.
Minnesota high-tech firm to start center in S.D.
MADISON, S.D. (AP) -- A high-tech company based in Minnesota plans to start a center at Dakota State University that will hire students who graduate with advanced technical degrees.
Plan to improve air quality announced
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A plan to improve air quality over the next decade announced by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency relies heavily on voluntary actions rather than new rules.
Northwest says fired co-pilot had little contact with captain, crew before flight
EAGAN (AP) -- A Northwest Airlines official said the crew flying with a co-pilot who was fired for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol had no significant contact with him before the flight.
Lottery officials afraid to take their chances on sales
Happenings Monday at the Minnesota Capitol:
Adults on state assistance get fewer dental services
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Adults who get their dental insurance through state assistance get far fewer services than those who can afford commercial insurance, according to a report submitted to the Legislature this week.
Northwest: Fired pilot had little contact with captain, crew
EAGAN. (AP) -- A Northwest Airlines official said the crew flying with a co-pilot who was fired for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol had no significant contact with him before the flight.
Drivers who use cell phones targeted
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A state lawmaker has introduced legislation to make cell-phone use while driving a misdemeanor -- but so far, he's found no lawmakers to co-sign his bill.
Now-defunct Alexandria-based Web company was 'e-commerce gone awry'
ST. PAUL (AP) -- While instances of fraud are hardly new to the Internet, allegations of fraud against Internet services are rare.
Two die after snowmobiles collide near Wadena
WADENA (AP) -- The head-on collision of two snowmobiles on Otter Tail Lake has left two people dead.
Thousands of abortion foes hold upbeat Capitol rally
ST. PAUL (AP) -- With the political tide seemingly in their favor in Minnesota and Washington, thousands of abortion foes congregated on the Capitol steps Monday and expressed confidence that new restrictions are on the horizon.
Group suing to stop Fort Snelling athletic development
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A citizens' group hopes legal action will halt plans for a sports complex on Fort Snelling's historic polo grounds, a proposal that recently won approval from the National Park Service.
Lawmakers take wait-and-see approach to energy bill
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The energy crunch that is expected to bite Minnesota within the next five years can be avoided without building any new major power plants, according to a group of liberal organizations that unveiled its own legislative plan Monday.
Ventura to make vision clear with budget
ST. PAUL -- The lid comes off Gov. Jesse Ventura's budget this week, putting the meat behind his "Big Plan" and giving lawmakers the guidance they need to dig into the session's most difficult issues.
Northwest pilot among those pardoned
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Northwest Airlines pilot convicted of flying a commercial airliner while intoxicated 11 years ago was pardoned by President Clinton.
Grams identifies with Gore
WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Rod Grams, in Washington for Saturday's inauguration of President George W. Bush, said he knows what now-former Vice President Al Gore is going through.
State laws on campaign finance reporting under scrutiny
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A loophole in state law governing campaign finance disclosure for local elections in smaller cities allows some candidates to keep from disclosing the names of their contributors.
W-DC shuts out Eveleth-Gilbert
WADENA -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines girls' hockey team defeated Eveleth-Gilbert 1-0 in a non-conference makeup game Monday.
Fifth-ranked Osseo defeats Warrior girls by 34
OSSEO -- Against one of the best teams in the state the Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team fell 74-40 to the fifth-ranked Osseo Orioles Saturday.
Sartell paces Flyers gymnastics invitational
LITTLE FALLS -- In a meet dominated by the Sartell Sabres, the Little Falls Flyers gymnastics team tumbled to a third-place finish with a score of 125.35 points at the Little Falls Invitational Saturday.
Browerville defeats Pillager boys
BROWERVILLE -- The Pillager Huskies boys' basketball team was handed a 58-42 defeat by Browerville in non-conference action Monday.
Warrior boys edge Forest Lake in overtime
FOREST LAKE -- Thanks to Drew Boland's overtime goal the Brainerd Warriors boys' hockey team nipped the Forest Lake Rangers 3-2 Saturday night.
CHICAGO -- Crosslake's Trevor John raced his Polaris to two second-place finishes in the inaugural Nielsen Enterprises Windy City Snocross at the Hawthorne Race Course last weekend.
Flyer boys raise record to 10-0
GRAND RAPIDS -- The unbeaten Little Falls Flyers boys' basketball team improved to 10-0 with an 85-69 trouncing of the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks.
BHS skiers 5th in meet
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' nordic ski team finished fifth at the Alexandria Invitational Saturday while the boys' team posted an incomplete score.
S-M 7th, PL/PR-B eighth at tournament
STAPLES -- Chris Breitenfeldt, Tyler Bendson and Adam Johnson of Staples-Motley each won all three of their matches at the Cardinals' wrestling tournament Saturday.
Raiders women defeat Moorhead State JV
The Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team won for the seventh time in its last eight games as it defeated the Moorhead State University junior varsity 67-21 Monday.
Dobis, Rakow lead Little Falls skaters
ST. CLOUD -- Chris Dobis scored his 100th career point to lead the Little Falls Flyers boys' hockey team to a 10-4 victory over the St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders Saturday night.
Pequot, Pierz girls finally get to meet
The matchup that never was but everyone wanted finally gets under way 7:30 p.m. today when the Section 7AA champion Pequot Lakes Patriots host the Section 6AA champion Pierz Pioneers in girls basketball.
Warrior girls ski to fifth place
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' nordic ski team finished fifth at the Alexandria Invitational Saturday.
Eveleth-Gilbert girls skate past PL/C-I/A
EVELETH -- The Pequot Lakes/Crosby-Ironton/Aitkin Blades girls' hockey team fell to the Eveleth-Gilbert Golden Bears 4-0 Saturday.
Fans are guilty as charged
Every once in a while, things get to the point where sports fans won't take anymore. It doesn't happen often. Sports fans are slow to rile and even slower to revolt.
S-M girls edge Crookston
CROOKSTON -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals edged the Crookston Pirates 59-58 in non-conference girls' basketball Saturday.
Brainerd wrestlers capture title in Wisconsin
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wis. -- The Brainerd Warriors won the 17-team St. Croix Falls wrestling invitational Saturday with 191 points.
Pine River-Backus girls trounce Park Rapids
PINE RIVER -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers girls' basketball team defeated Park Rapids Panthers 60-39 in non-conference action Saturday.
The right option
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- LaPhonso Ellis normally isn't the first or second option when the Minnesota Timberwolves need a clutch basket. Against the Vancouver Grizzlies, however, he's been the right option twice this season.
Gophers' 15th win thriller against Indiana
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Surprise. The Big Ten team with the most overall victories is the Minnesota Gophers, a team few people even took seriously two months ago.
Mogilny, Devils surge past Wild
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The New Jersey Devils are more than happy to give the puck to Alexander Mogilny and let him loose.
Weather drawing by Caleb Tautges in the St. Francis School first-grade class of Mrs. Smith.
Keep a tourist notebook
Dear Heloise: I started a notebook for places to visit in our area, so when family and friends from out of state come to visit, they could look through it and see where they would like to go.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Comic actor Jim Carrey may play a convincing Grinch, but that Scrooge-like demeanor doesn't extend to real life, says People Magazine.
Decision to give up daughter brings harsh judgment to Mom
DEAR ABBY: I am 34 and a professional. Last summer, I placed my firstborn child in an adoptive home, something I thought long and hard about before doing.
U.S. ambassador safe after Yemeni plane hijacked
ADEN, Yemen -- A man claiming to be a supporter of Saddam Hussein hijacked a Yemeni plane carrying the U.S. ambassador and 90 other passengers Tuesday and diverted it to nearby Djibouti, authorities said. The man was overpowered by crew members, and everybody aboard was reportedly safe.
Chiquita's woes cast harsh light on Europe's banana restrictions
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The blue and gold banner of the European Union is emblazoned over the front door of the Euro City grocery. Inside, another blue and gold symbol dominates the display of fresh fruit -- a smiling Miss Chiquita.
Panel of scientists sounds global warming alarm
BEIJING -- In the most forceful warning yet on the threat of global warming, an international panel of hundreds of scientists issued a report Monday predicting brutal droughts, floods and violent storms across the planet over the next century because air pollution is causing surface temperatures to rise faster than anticipated.
Spill threatens Galapagos' humans as well as wildlife
PUERTO BAQUERIZO, Galapagos Islands -- A crippled tanker ship is threatening the Galapagos Islands -- and not just their famed and fragile wildlife.
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