MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 111, a year ago 71.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 850.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
Roger and Kathleena (Young) Woitalla, Brainerd, a girl, Alexis Page, 7 pounds, 14 ounces, Jan. 9, 2000. Grandparents are Ray Woitalla, Pierz, and Faye Sanford, Pine Island.
Darla Davis, Motley, a girl, Alexandra Faith, 8 pounds, 2 ounces, Jan. 7, 2000.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 400.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 102, a year ago 47.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980)-Preparations for the Nisswa Winter Jubilee are in full swing, with the event set for Feb. 1 through 3. The Jaycees and Jaycee women sponsor the annual event.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - The Board of Directors of the Brainerd Family YMCA took a timeout recently in order to briefly celebrate a balanced budget for 1979.
Cass County Board makes committee appointments
WALKER -- The Cass County Board has named county and citizen members to county committees for 2000. Some vacancies remain. Vacancies can occur during the year.
Cross country snowmobile results listed
HACKENSACK -- A Central Minnesota Cross Country Racing event Jan. 16 in Hackensack attracted 102 racers and 150 spectators.
Dr. Paul Milloy and his wife Mariana of Brainerd will speak Thursday, Feb. 3, at Central Lakes College on their recent trip to Cuba.
Luminaries to lead cross country skiers at Kathio State Park
ONAMIA -- Luminaries with the aid of a nearly full moon will guide skiers on the trails of Mille Lacs Kathio State Park at the annual Candlelight Ski from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 12.
Mud River Mutt Run set in Aitkin
AITKIN -- The Aitkin Depot Museum will host its sixth annual Mud River Mutt Run for children ages 10 and under Feb. 5.
Staples Motley Community Education classes listed
STAPLES -- Staples Motley Community Education offers the following classes.
Free tax help available
Volunteers have been trained and certified by the IRS and the state of Minnesota to assist in preparing federal and state income tax returns.
Shelstad relives memorable career as goalie
WADENA -- Brad Shelstad's only regret is he didn't get to the big show.
W-DC's Browne a young leader on the court
WADENA -- With youth on her side Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines guard Marissa Browne has no limitation on how good she can be.
Crow Wing County sites, times, dates listed
RSVP in cooperation with AARP is again providing free tax help to seniors, disabled and low-income (less than $30,000 and uncomplicated) residents of Crow Wing County.
Nontraditional scholarships awarded
GARRISON -- The Mille Lacs Lake Lions announce the recipients of the organization's three non-traditional $1,000 scholarships.
Why are you so cranky all day, all week?
No doubt you've seen or heard it already: ''24/7,'' an abbreviated phrase for 24 hours a day, seven days a week -- as in around-the-clock, nonstop, never closed.
CLC Student Senate sponsoring Snow Daze
The Central Lakes College Student Senate has organized Snow Daze activities this week, which will be capped by Thursday's 11 a.m. concert by ethnic flute player Peter Phippen in the Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus.
The Cass County Triad elected officers to serve in the year 2000 at its meeting Jan. 18.
CAMP RIPLEY -- Downhill skiing, staying in a tent in the woods in wind chills of 40 degrees below zero and starting a fire without matches or a lighter were activities Brian Miller of Brainerd tried just to see what they'd be like.
Flyers like to get basketball into Miller's hands
LITTLE FALLS -- Little Falls Flyers boys' basketball coach Kevin Jordan is getting the opportunity many coaches wish they had.
Study: Exercise is more for the wealthy
Homemakers, blue-collar workers and minorities share a similar approach to exercise, a study finds. They're less likely to do it.
All students would go to Walker under W-H-A referendum plans
WALKER -- All Walker-Hackensack-Akeley students will move to the Walker school complex if voters approve a $14,950,000 bond issue April 6 for remodeling and additions.
Aitkin company receives quality standards certification
AITKIN -- The Intercon 1 division of Nortech Systems, Inc., in Aitkin recently achieved certification under ISO 9002, an internationally accepted system of quality standards.
Technical college training eventually led to job as DNR biologist
In a tight job market, sometimes all the academic credentials in the world won't get you hired.
Area health briefs
Following is the February schedule for the Crow Wing County Health Department.
Even headgear can't protect boxers from punches that result in brain damage
Headgear isn't enough to protect boxers from the punches that can adversely affect their thought processes, a study says.
The Brainerd School Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday in closed session pursuant to attorney-client privilege.
Even grocery stores touched by technological changes
Online food orders may be not as close to happening as an end to writing checks at the grocery store.
Can't you hear the whistle blowing? Old shops being turned into commercial development
Past meets future as Brainerd's railroad heritage enjoys a transformation.
Balancing nature and the acquifer-recharging benefit of wetlands against commercial development, such as the proposed Menard's site near Lewie's RV north of Baxter seen in the foreground, is on the short list for examinations into 2000. Crow Wing County's Highway 371 commercial development moratorium is expected to lift on May 9 when the county receives recommendations from a task force created to examine what rules are needed to upgrade ordinances to match existing comprehensive plans. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
League of Women Voters to meet Feb. 3
The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, will host their next "eat and meet" meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Brainerd Public Library.
Planning panel sees a need for action now to retain our quality
It all starts with a simple question.
Baxter rezones land for 80 homes to be built near future school site
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council on Tuesday on a 3-1 split vote rezoned two 40-acre parcels owned by council member Craig MacDonald, clearing the way for 80 homes to be built near the future Brainerd High School site.
A big city for the Brainerd of tomorrow Student has a broad vision for developing city
using the computer program's simulated city. Pelkey used city landmarks and created a community of more than 208,000.
Advances expected to continue in medical field
Broken bones. Wrenched knees. Life-threatening illness.
State wants to end cash faucet
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Human Services Department is seeking to end all cash welfare payments to parents who refuse to comply with work requirements in the Minnesota Family Investment Program, the state's welfare-to-work program.
New wolf management plan urged
ST. PAUL -- A new gray wolf management proposal released today wouldn't allow an open hunting and trapping season for at least five years.
Whitefish area growing fastest
The Whitefish Lakes region had the fastest rate of population growth with an increase of more than 14 percent from 1990 to 1995.
A man was misidentified in a Page 6A photo Monday of the fish weigh-in at the Brainerd Jaycees fishing contest. The man on the left in the photo was Doug Campbell.
Our medical future
For future medical consultations a physician's clear view may mean unimpeded vision from a video screen.
State Rep. Mary Ellen Otremba, DFL-Long Prairie, has pledged to ensure that Minnesota families get the benefit of the $1.6 billion state budget surplus announced in December, whether in the form of tax relief, assistance to rural families or tangible investments in education and infrastructure.
Area phone companies keeping up with changes
Residents of what are still considered rural areas by most metro companies will not be left out in the cold in technological advances.
Two school buses collide 20 sent to hospital
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Police are investigating a crash between two school buses that sent 18 children and the two drivers to hospitals with minor injuries.
Past copies of Celebrate 2000 sections are available at The Dispatch front office, going back to the first section that looked at the Shaping of a Century.
Don't look for conventional lines to disappear
Wireless may well be the description for the next installment of the information age.
About the staff
Creating a special Celebrate 2000 section requires a team effort. Staff contributions included newsroom staffers who helped critique stories for content, who assisted in page design and offered valuable suggestions.
An area that is on the move
Projecting population statistics is never an exact science and the big monkey wrench in the works for the lakes area can be summed up in one word -- annexation.
Area residents put a premium on quality of life
Quality of life may be one of those issues that is hard to define, but something people recognize when they see it.
Crowd reflects interest in the future
It was a look ahead that brought more interested people out to discuss the future than expected.
Century's growth leaves Earth crowded -- and noisy
Lester Brown, global watchdog, can cite enough looming catastrophes to spoil anyone's day: Water tables are falling, temperatures are rising, rain forests are shrinking.
Otremba proposes expanding prescription drug coverage
DFL House and Senate leaders released a wide-reaching health care plan last week that included a proposal co-authored by State Rep. Mary Ellen Otremba, DFL-Long Prairie, to expand prescription drug coverage to thousands of Minnesotans.
Will we have smart growth?
Pager, fax, laptop, cell phone, voice mail and e-mail.
Man found in garage died of natural causes, autopsy reveals
WAITE PARK (AP) -- A Waite Park man whose body was found in an apartment garage died of natural causes.
Historical societies are there to help
-- Crow wing County Historical Society, 320 Laurel St., Brainerd.
Signs get high priority on 371 moratorium agenda
Sign standards may be one of the first topics decided in regard to the Highway 371 commercial development moratorium.
Future Forum moderator has varied planning experience
George Orning, Future Forum moderator, has extensive experience in planning.
Caution: Growth zone ahead bigger Brainerd
Future residents of Brainerd may look at the current city map and find it a small by comparison.
SimCity challenges students
Only small doses of imagination are needed to consider the people behind the little cyber cars and houses appearing on the screen.
Ture's two murders won't be admitted in Huling murder trial
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Details of Joseph Ture Jr.'s two previous murder convictions and his behavior at a truck stop in the days before the 1978 shotgun killings of a rural Clearwater family won't be allowed in his trial, a judge ruled.
AS OUR AREA TURNS:
Sand dunes are part of the region's individual heritage from the time of glacier activity. Whether the desire to create parks or preserved regions can compete against development pressure is one of the early questions for area residents and their elected officials. (Dispatch Photo by Renee Richardson)
Group criticizes education spending
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A fiscally conservative group launched a $25,000 advertising campaign Monday accusing schools of directing state spending increases into pay raises rather than classrooms.
The demand is for speed, more speed
Basic phone service -- $20. Unlimited Internet -- $19.95. All Internet all the time with access to incoming phone calls -- priceless.
A look to the city's future through the eyes of youths
To gain a vision from a combination of youth, technology and imagination, The Dispatch sponsored a contest to redesign Brainerd.
Rural counties huddle to plot legislative stand
WALKER -- County commissioners from 22 counties filled the Cass County Courthouse meeting room Monday afternoon to finalize their stand on legislative issues before this year's state elected officials open the 2000 session in February.
Crosslake must brace itself for growth
CROSSLAKE -- Change for Crosslake is certain.
Red Cross in need of blood
If you're planning to donate blood next month, now is the time to start eating iron-rich meals.
Future Forum's planning session
Molly MacGregor, Rivers Council, stressed the importance of preserving natural aspects of the lakes area at the Future Forum's planning session.
Man shot in front of 30 passengers on bus
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A man wearing a white scarf over his face boarded a Greyhound bus full of passengers, walked to the rear, sat down across the aisle from a man, then fatally shot him, police said.
Calendar for a new century
In a public service effort and in conjunction with Celebrate 2000, a community calendar was created to act as a clearing house of information on area events.
Camp Knutson supporters seek help for area camp
CROSSLAKE -- Camp Knutson supporters are taking their fund-raising campaign to St. Paul next week, asking state lawmakers for $1 million to help upgrade the summer camp that for almost 50 years has taught thousands of disadvantaged and disabled children to fish and swim.
Envisioning the future
With a computer software program called SimCity 2000, the future can take on a whole new dimension. As part of Celebrate 2000, The Dispatch sponsored a contest for area students to blend the city design with the computer program for a river city. Adam Pelkey, 11, Brainerd, completed the winning entry for the contest and will be able to see how municipal government functions beyond the cyber city by being mayor for a day later this year. This cover illustration was prepared by Christopher Newman of Backus, 10-year-old son of Dispatch online services manager Denny Newman.
Casual wear (at least for now) appears to be in
To see the near future in fashion is to look at Friday attire.
Are we becoming part of one giant suburb?
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Marvin Hughes staked out his piece of the American dream on 10 green acres with a wood, a smooth-running stream, a waterfall, and plenty of peace and privacy.
These 20th century products were winners
Let us now praise paper clips. Sure, 20th century manufacturing produced heaps of junk, but let's not overlook all those elegantly simple, everlastingly ingenious, often humble products that made life better. Ten standouts:
Testing of 10th-graders under way
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The thousands of 10th-graders who will sit today for the state's basic skills writing test will mark the unofficial kick-off of statewide school testing season.
Woman has 10th DWI Legislators could use it to drive pending legislation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- State legislators want to use Sandra Hart as an example of how tougher DWI laws are badly needed.
BAXTER -- Baxter Mayor Gary Muehlhausen will be inducted into his high school hall of fame next month.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (AP) -- A three-week rash of lake cabin break-ins continued over the weekend in Becker County of northwestern Minnesota.
Tower ordinance talks return to committee
Talks for the proposed Crow Wing County telecommunications tower ordinance will move back to committee level before another public hearing.
Emphasize the word FAMILY
Cheryl Hettver had to write 100 words on why the Hettver Farm deserved to be Crow Wing County Farm Family of the Year 2000.
One bus driver cited in collision
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- One of two school bus drivers involved in a crash was cited with failing to yield the right of way.
Early warning system needed Sluss says officials want to hear feedback before it's too late
Crow Wing County Board Chairman Terry Sluss said his dream for 2020 would be a clearer vision of community goals and objectives.
State may face landfill crisis
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Garbage production in Minnesota is increasing rapidly while recycling has reached a plateau, posing an impending landfill crisis, state waste-management officials said.
Need for better fire protection led to city utility way back in '25
The Crosslake city owned
Getting high on his work
Repairing a streetlight high above the Brainerd High School lower parking lot, Mark Sheflo of the Brainerd Water and Light Department faces the biting north wind Tuesday. Outside workers will be exposed to bone chilling temperatures today as the mercury drops below zero. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
The Brainerd High School Competitive Cheerleading Team placed in two competitions last weekend.
Multi-county health care proposal hits federal snag
Not long ago it seemed a sure bet, but the multi-county health care proposal appears to have hit a huge federal pothole.
As nation ages, look for the home health care demand to keep on growing
Heath care for an aging population has changed dramatically in just a few years and the future may mean more of the same.
Farmers can sign up for CRP
Farmers and ranchers in Crow Wing and Cass counties have until Feb. 11 to enroll crop land in the 20th CRP sign-up now being conducted at the Crow Wing County Farm Service Agency office in Brainerd.
The Class of 2011 From the mouths of babes
The 7-year-old came to the talk about the future with a narrow piece of paper in hand.
International ties are just part of Crow Wing County government. At least from the e-mail messages, that is.
Panel on economy looks at area's growing worker shortage
What jobs will the future bring?
Man accused of vandalizing Baptist church in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old Minneapolis man with vandalizing the Korean First Baptist Church last November.
It's 2000: Where's Elektro the robot?
Hurricane-proof houses that pivot on foundations like spinning tops in slow motion. A nuclear-powered car parked beside the family air-yacht. Human hibernation. Programmed dreams. Sky fishing. Robots cheerfully performing all sorts of chores -- including one called Elektro, who smokes.
Area news briefs
A retirement open house honoring Clayton Eisel, Crow Wing County highway maintenance supervisor, will be 1 to 5 p.m. Friday in the conference room in the county highway department office.
Baxter wants to hear from its residents
In the future, look for more development along the Highway 371/210 intersection, especially as the bypass is completed in 2001. Baxter's city plans point to a desire to develop more in an east-west corridor th
Reform Party chairman calls emergency national convention
ST. PAUL -- The latest plan to end Reform Party infighting comes from Chairman Jack Gargan, who is calling an unusual emergency national convention March 18-19 in Chicago.
The Class of 2000 Seniors ready to face the unknown
Maybe it is Rosie the robot.
The URL for the Whispering Pine Log Homes Web site as featured in Web site of the Week in Sunday's Tech-knowledge section is http://www.wploghomes.com
Favorite toys by decade
1900 -- Mechanical toys, Teddy bears, Lionel electric trains.
A decade by decade look at fashion
The more things change, the more they resemble the past. At least that is how it seems in the fashion world.
Once the Mississippi River acted as a western border for Brainerd. Now the city extends along either side of the river and predictions for the future include an expanded city footprint where the boundaries are extended in a two-mile radius of the current city limits.
How to save clippings
Wordsmiths toil over their keyboards, editors labor over layouts and readers preserve the pages.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Colorado man faces charges of misdemeanor assault for allegedly fighting with a man and pushing a flight attendant on a Northwest Airlines flight.
What's ahead for area businesses
Business trends include a change from a natural resource base of commercial forestry, mining and tourism to a more diverse service-based economy.
John Pierron, Hay Lake Lodge, Pequot Lakes.
McPherson remains in critical condition
Scott McPherson, 39, Aitkin, remains in critical condition at North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale, following a two-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon east of Brainerd.
Six billion or so: The imprecise science of counting heads
As of Oct. 12, there were exactly 6 billion people on Earth.
An arrest has been made in connection with the alleged armed robbery Saturday of Bonker's convenience store on South Sixth Street, according to Brainerd police.
Gore, Bush win opener
HUDSON, N.H. -- Fresh from victories in the first voting of the 2000 presidential campaign, Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush quickly turned their attention today to the contest in New Hampshire. Last-place finisher Orrin Hatch decided to quit the GOP race.
Cuban boy's grandmothers eager for Miami Beach meeting
WASHINGTON -- The grandmothers of 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez are ready to head to Florida for a government-ordered session with the Cuban boy while political maneuvering intensifies over legislation to make him a U.S. citizen.
Analysis shows boom in special interest money in campaigns
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota political campaigns have been flooded with special interest money over the past few years, a Hamline University professor found in a study being released today.
Eisner reshuffles Disney's top deck, names Iger president
BURBANK, Calif. -- Walt Disney Chairman Michael Eisner reshuffled his executive deck on Monday, naming ABC chief Robert Iger as his second-in-command.
Study says rural teens more likely to use drugs than those in cities
WASHINGTON -- Illegal drug use among adolescents in small-town and rural America is reaching alarming proportions, according to a private study today that urged the government to spend as much money fighting drugs in non-metropolitan areas as it does in foreign battlegrounds such as Colombia.
Gates boosts foundation to world's largest
SEATTLE (AP) -- Bill and Melinda Gates have donated another $5 billion to their foundation, making it the world's richest and boosting its endowment to about $21.8 billion.
Congress weighs in on Cuban boy case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As support grew for legislation to grant U.S. citizenship to Elian Gonzalez, the 6-year-old boy's grandmothers met with lawmakers today to press for his return to Cuba.
Western Kentucky to retire Haskins' jersey
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Former Gopher men's basketball coach Clem Haskins will be remembered at his alma mater for something other than academic scandal.
Garnett, Brandon spark Timberwolves
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves didn't get much scoring from anyone but Kevin Garnett and Terrell Brandon. They were enough.
Rams, Titans know loose lips can sink Super Bowl ships
ATLANTA (AP) -- Roland Williams had a tinge of disbelief in his voice.
Agassi, Capriati advance to semis
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Two years ago, Olympic champions Andre Agassi and Jennifer Capriati measured progress in terms of climbing back into the top 100.
New Super Bowl strategy: No assistant coaches on hand
ATLANTA -- Here's a new strategy for preparing to play the Super Bowl: Leave the assistant coaches at home.
Tennis hall opens doors for Navratilova
NEW YORK (AP) -- Six years after she quit playing the WTA Tour, Martina Navratilova is still winning titles. Her latest is Hall of Famer.
Defending champs Hingis Kafelnikov advance
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Riding a 26-match winning streak, Martina Hingis considers the Australian Open her own personal tournament.
Orangemen top UConn
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Wonder no more. Syracuse is a contender.
Thomas undergoes surgery
MIAMI (AP) -- Doctors, family members and friends surrounding Derrick Thomas have a common message: Don't bet against the nine-time Pro Bowl linebacker.
Accident leaves Chiefs' Thomas paralyzed in legs
LIBERTY, Mo. -- One minute, Derrick Thomas was on top of the world -- young, rich, strong as a horse.
Snow plays havoc with schedules
The North Carolina State-Clemson, Maryland-North Carolina and Villanova-Pittsburgh men's basketball games scheduled for tonight have been postponed because of snow.
Rose gets living legend award
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) -- With a standing ovation and a wisecrack for baseball, Pete Rose accepted the ''living legend'' award Monday night from the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association.
National sports briefs
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Rarely is such a fuss made over the hiring of a pair of assistant coaches.
At the Super Bowl, it isn't weather you win
The Chamber of Commerce here likes to call this place ''Hot-lanta,'' like it's always sizzling.
Arville H. Pollei, 83, Crow Wing Lake, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd.
MCGREGOR -- Fritz LaFountaine, 66, McGregor, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at his home.
Vernon M. Jedlenski, 66, Minneapolis, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at the Central Care Center in Minneapolis.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Lavern Larson, Pequot Lakes, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Country Care Homes in Pequot Lakes.
BUCKMAN --Thomas Funk, 20, Buckman, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
LITTLE FALLS -- Anthony Tillman, 80, Little Falls, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at home.
Simon Super, 88, Flensburg, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Alterra Sterling House in Sauk Rapids.
Curtis E. Sullivan
AITKIN -- Curtis Earl Sullivan, 48, Aitkin, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at home.
William H. Beneke
DEERWOOD -- William H. Beneke, 75, Deerwood, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Candler Hospital of Savannah, Ga.
PINE RIVER -- Ann Hanson, 90, Pine River, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at her home.
What's the matter with kids? Why are kids having children as teen-agers? Why are they taking drugs and alcohol? Does anybody think the zero tolerance policy is working or will work?
Unicameral system - Dispatch Editorial
Sometimes opponents of the unicameral legislative system unwittingly offer the best arguments in favor of the one-house system.
Clinton's no Teddy Roosevelt
In his last State of the Union address, on Thursday night, President Clinton will celebrate the nation's prosperity and outline an ambitious agenda for his last year -- but his eye will be on history. Even in the springtime of his presidency, Clinton was absorbed by his potential rank in history. He reportedly complained to his political guru, Dick Morris, that history had dealt him a bad hand. Without a great war or depression to fight, he couldn't rank with the greatest presidents. But he had high hopes to make the second tier, beside Theodore Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman.
Politicians like to talk about themselves as public servants. We pay their salaries so they do work for us. But some politicians and the Democratic Party adopted the philoso
Duane Golden - Dispatch Editorial
Butting heads with government bureaucracies can be a thankless task. It's exasperating enough that many people just walk away from a particular conflict in frustration, leaving the original problem unsolved.
It's money, not speech
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
Looking to the future
It is not surprising that area readers are not stumbling over each other in order to get their thoughts into print under the topic "Looking to the Future." Future predicting or even vision is not an easy task. If
Brainerd boy skiers second, girls third
LITTLE FALLS -- The Brainerd High School boys' nordic skiing team was runner-up and the Warriors' girls' team was third in the Little Falls Invitational at Camp Ripley on Tuesday.
Platish scores another hat trick
FERGUS FALLS -- J.P. Platisha scored the first three goals of the game to record his second straight hat trick in the Brainerd Warriors' 5-1 non-conference boys' hockey victory over the Fergus Falls Otters on Tuesday.
Flyers beat W-DC gymnasts
LITTLE FALLS --Ashley Thompson of Little Falls placed first in three events to help the Little Falls Flyers upend the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 118.1 to 114.6 in a non-conference gymnastics meet Tuesday.
Foe's opening spurt dooms Pierz
EDEN VALLEY -- The Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles outscored the Pierz Pioneers 23-0 in the first quarter and went on to register a 60-40 victory in a Central Minnesota Conference showdown Tuesday.
Football combination is still clicking for Pine River-BAckus
PINE RIVER -- Adam Nelson and Joe Bueckers must have forgotten the football season had ended as they connected on several plays to help the Pine River-Backus Tigers double up the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 76-34 in boys' basketball Tuesday night.
Ogilvie beats P-RB girls
OGILVIE -- The Ogilvie Lions defeated the Pine River-Backus Tigers 66-46 in a non-conference girls' basketball game Monday.
Warrior swimmers prevail
SARTELL -- The sixth-ranked Brainerd Warriors boys' swimming and diving team outscored the Sartell Sabres 101-77 in Central Lakes Conference competition Tuesday.
George could be next victim of Vikings' shakeup
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Ray Sherman has a hunch he might have been part of coach Dennis Green's postseason purge because he came out in strong support of re-signing quarterback Jeff George.
Lumberjacks' coach stepping down
Next school year will be a new start at Bemidji High School.
BHS girls come on strong on too late
The Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team showed what it's capable of Tuesday night.
Wolverines are blazing on ice
WADENA -- It's nothing new for a Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines boys' hockey player to be one of the top 10 scorers in the state.
Warrior gymnasts win
FERGUS FALLS -- The Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team beat the Fergus Falls Otters 139.7 to 123 in non-conference competition Tuesday to remain undefeated after six dual meets.
The Central Minnesota Conference has named Pierz wrestler Chris Young and Pierz girls' basketball player Sheila Stegora male and female athletes of the week.
Lone goal beats Warriors
With the Section 8 girls' hockey playoffs approaching, Tuesday's game between the Fergus Falls Otters and Brainerd Warriors was the last contest that counts in the seeding process.
Detroit Lakes skates past Wadena-Deer Creek 8-4
DETROIT LAKES -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines boys' hockey team was defeated 8-4 by the Detroit Lakes Lakers in Mid-State Conference play Tuesday.
Local sports shorts
Brainerd Warriors boys' swimming coach John Zemke will speak to the Brainerd Sports Boosters Club meeting at noon Thursday at the Moose Lodge.
Men's bowling tourney to open
The Brainerd/Baxter Men's Bowling Association will start its annual tournament Jan. 31 with the team event.
Pierz wrestlers stun No. 2 Paynesville
PIERZ -- The unbeaten and seventh-ranked Pierz Pioneers wrestling team swept its quadrangular meet on Thursday.
Green Bay West? Fired Packers assistants find new home in Minnesota
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Dennis Green's purple purge has a distinct green and gold flavor.
Pillager rolls past Nevis
PILLAGER -- The Pillager Huskies boys' basketball team defeated the Nevis Tigers 78-51 in non-conference play Tuesday night.
Lakes area events
Ancient Runner VI Antique Snowmobile Club of America International Convention and Rally, Friday-Sunday, Pequot Lakes city park. Displays and activities each day, races Saturday afternoon.
Nisswa Jaycees' Winter Jubilee upcoming
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Jaycees' 28th annual Winter Jubilee will be Feb. 18-20 with the theme "Everybody's Gone Nisswa ... Nisswa U.S.A."
Tigers boast height, depth, speed
PINE RIVER -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers boys' basketball team is ranked 10th in Class AA and is enjoying one of its best seasons.
Lakes area news
PINE RIVER -- A car raffle for a 1988 Dodge Aries will be held Feb. 28 at the boys' basketball game at Pine River-Backus High School.
Eelpout Contest set in Walker
WALKER -- The 21st annual Eelpout Contest on Leech Lake at Walker will run from noon Friday, Feb. 11, through noon Sunday, Feb. 13.
Bueckers gunning for state basketball berth
PINE RIVER -- Joe Bueckers has a problem that is eating at him.
Weather drawing by Emily Thesing of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 31 8 sno
Around the region
Alexandria 19 16 tr.
Tonight...Mostly clear. Low zero to 5 below. Northwest around 5 mph becoming southerly.
Around the world
Amsterdam 38 31 cdy
Weather drawing by Kendra Rehnblom of Mrs. Pelto's third grade class at Baxter school.
Tonight...Mostly clear. Lows around 5 below. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Around the region
Alexandria 18 -9 .00
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 23 20 .36 sno
Around the world
Amsterdam 42 33 cdy
Names and faces
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Rosie O'Donnell will be back for this year's Grammys.
Donor's mother finds hope in link of living with dying
DEAR ABBY: In 1989, my nephew Bryan and his fiancee were killed in an automobile accident. He was only 21 years old. My brother-in-law and sister were faced with that dreaded question, ''Is your son an organ donor?'' In fact, he was, and had discussed his wishes with his parents some time before the accident. As a result of Bryan's unselfishness, several people's pain was ended and their bodies were mended.
With the military
Sergeant First Class Julie (Hochmayr) Martin, daughter of Irene Hochmayr, Nisswa, and the late Frank Hochmayr, recently retired from the Army after serving over 20 ye
The Baxter Sandpipers 4-H Club met on Jan. 4 at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church. The meeting was hosted by Mosers and Wheelers. Ka
The Brainerd American Legion will serve a baked chicken dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Legion. Cost is $6.
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