Officials think safeguards will avert future test gaffe
ST. PAUL (AP) -- New safeguards will prevent a repeat of scoring errors that mistakenly told about 8,000 Minnesota students they failed last year's statewide standardized math test, school officials said.
The following students have been accepted into Minnesota State University Moorhead: Shannon Ward, the daughter of John and Sally Ward of Brainerd, plans to major in early childhood education; Larry McCulley, the son of Larry and Becky McCulley of Bra
Revising Robin Hood
DONNA, Texas -- Like hundreds of teachers and administrators in the state's poorest corners, Runn Elementary Principal Ofelia Gaona is nervous about the possibility of losing millions of dollars in funding.
New homes for old cameras
Dear Readers: We recently printed a letter from a reader asking what to do with OLD CAMERAS.
Reclining seats in cars dangerous
DEAR ABBY: On Sept. 12, 2000, our beautiful, blue-eyed 11-year-old daughter died from injuries she sustained in a car accident. With her seat belt fastened, she had the front passenger seat reclined to nap on the way home from school. Upon impact, she was thrown up to the seat belt and back down to the reclined seat. She suffered severe brain trauma.
BURGLARY -- Alvin Orr, Deerwood, reported his residence broken into.
Calcavecchia breaks PGA record
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Mark Calcavecchia's day started early with a five-shot lead and an 8-iron he couldn't wait to hit. It ended 28 holes later with a spot in the PGA Tour record book and the Phoenix Open trophy secure in his grasp.
Krinkie budget lowballs Ventura's spending plan
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Despite all of the people who say Gov. Jesse Ventura is too stingy in his budget, one lawmaker is criticizing him for spending too much.
Republicans see movement on taxes, education fronts
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott says "there's a chance" campaign finance reform will pass Congress this year, but first he will push lawmakers to focus on two cornerstones of President Bush's legislative agenda: education and tax cuts.
Bush unveils religious-based charity plan
WASHINGTON -- President Bush is moving to tap religious institutions for more charitable work, confronting critics who say using public money for such programs could violate the wall between church and state. Bush also is taking on a greater role in confronting California's energy crisis.
Shrouded in fog
The channel between Gull and Round lakes in Nisswa was covered with a frozen mist and fog Monday morning. A heavy winter storm was approaching central Minnesota with freezing rain in the front and snow bringing up the rear. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Paulson's message: Life goes for stroke survivors
BAXTER -- For many years, Larry Paulson delivered his own brand of coffee shop ministry, stopping into local cafes and talking about Jesus Christ over a cup of coffee with anyone who was willing to stop and chat.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - Sheila Smith of Brainerd was crowned Queen yesterday as part of the Brainerd Community College's 1981 Winter Wonderland Celebrations. Mike Erholtz of Brainerd is the new king..
The American Dairy Association of Crow Wing County is seeking candidates to participate
The date of the York Rite meeting was incorrect in a a news brief on Page 5A Sunday.
Crash kills Duluth woman
CROSBY -- A 21-year-old Duluth woman is dead following a car and SUV collision Friday on County Road 12, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department reported.
Kixters win conference
The Brainerd Kixters finished first in three divisions and clinched the conference title Sunday in Alexandria.
Charges are filed against two men in bar case
One man arrested for allegedly gambling, possessing drugs and selling alcohol after hours at the New Winnipeg Bar was arraigned Friday in Crow Wing County District Court.
Bones discovery may close O'Hair disappearance case
CAMP WOOD, Texas -- For years, federal investigators believed Madalyn Murray O'Hair was killed. They just couldn't prove it.
Plane crash kills ten, including basketball players
BYERS, Colo. -- The crew of a twin-engine plane that crashed during a snowstorm was told ice could form on the wings, but conditions were not harsh enough for authorities to ground the plane, investigators said Sunday.
Teen burned while imitating stunt on MTV show 'Jackass'
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy was hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns after mimicking an MTV personality who set himself on fire during a stunt show.
Man swims like a dolphin
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) -- A Georgian security official tied his arms and legs to swim "dolphin style" for 1.2 miles in hopes of persuading the Guinness Book of Records to add a new competition category.
SACRAMENTO -- California remained under an alert for possible power shortages Sunday, but grid managers made it through the Super Bowl without fumbling.
Couple believes they've found the Colonel's fried chicken recipe
SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The handwritten note that Tommy and Cherry Settle discovered in their basement a year ago could be the answer to one of the country's best kept culinary secrets -- Colonel Harland Sanders' recipe for fried chicken.
Professor couple's suspicious deaths jolt Ivy League town
HANOVER, N.H. -- The humanity that Susanne and Half Zantop brought to Dartmouth College has made it difficult for colleagues to accept how the couple's lives could have ended in a double homicide.
DaimlerChrysler cutting 26,000 jobs
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- DaimlerChrysler announced Monday it will cut 26,000 jobs over three years at its U.S.-based Chrysler division, part of a restructuring designed to pull the automaker out of the red.
Substance abuse costs states as much as higher education
WASHINGTON -- Dealing with the effects of drug, alcohol and cigarette abuse cost states about as much as they pay for higher education, a private study estimates.
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CBS broadcast tribute to video generation thanks to new replay
NEW YORK (AP) -- This was not your father's Super Bowl telecast.
Agassi wins fourth title in last eight Slams
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Crushed by Andre Agassi's pinpoint heavy hitting, Arnaud Clement wanted to know whether it was a normal effort or something special by his opponent in the Australian Open final.
Super Bowl records
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Records set or tied in the 2001 Super Bowl:
Yary credits friends' help in selection to Hall of Fame
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- In his 14th year of eligibility to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Ron Yary finally made it -- and the old tackle said it wouldn't have been possible without a little help from his friends.
Lewis leads Ravens to Super Bowl title
TAMPA, Fla. -- Ray Lewis said there was no mystery to the rout.
TAMPA, Fla. -- The way the Baltimore Ravens talked all week, it would be foolish to think they'd stop after winning Super Bowl XXXV.
Advertisers competed to keep Super Bowl viewers' attention
NEW YORK (AP) -- Advertisers who had spent record sums for commercials got little help from the football field in keeping Super Bowl viewers watching.
Oldina F. Bonczek
ST. CLOUD -- Oldina F. Bonczek, 77, Little Falls, formerly of Omaha, Neb., died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Francis J. Seelen
St. Paul -- Francis J. Seelen, 83, St. Paul, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, in an traffic accident in St. Croix County, Wis., in which his wife also died.
Michael J. Plautz Jr.
MOTLEY -- Michael J. Plautz Jr., 29, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, as the result of an automobile accident east of Motley on Highway 210.
Carole J. Cunningham
PINE RIVER -- Carole Jean Cunningham, 58, Pine River, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village in Pine River.
GRAND RAPIDS -- Morris Longballa, 88, Malmo, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Leisure Hills Nursing Home in Grand Rapids.
Robert E. Vosen
LITTLE FALLS -- Robert E. Vosen, 60, Little Falls, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Allen S. Brumm
COHASSET -- Allen S. Brumm, 89, Cohasset, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Itasca Medical Center in Grand Rapids.
Merlin 'Bud' Steffenson
Merlin "Bud" Steffenson, 69, Brainerd, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at home.
Eda M. Seelen
ST. PAUL -- Eda M. Seelen, 79, St. Paul, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, in an traffic accident in St. Croix County, Wis., in which her husband also died.
OTHER OPINIONS An uphill battle
Money always has twined itself through politics, but in Washington there used to be some sense of restraint about it.
The GOP and education
WASHINGTON--In the upside-down world of journalistic values, where conflict almost always trumps consensus and argument usually drowns out agreement, the news about President Bush's education proposal focused on the possible fight over school vouchers.
The author of this letter is a Brainerd High School student.
Pride is Jesse Jackson's greatest sin
The Supremes were back-up singers for Rush Limbaugh last Friday.
MANKATO (AP) -- A defeated state representative filed a complaint with the Nicollet County attorney seeking an investigation into alleged voting irregularities by Gustavus Adolphus College students.
Forest council rejects ban, calls for inventory of white pine
DULUTH (AP) -- The Minnesota Forest Resources Council will not endorse a voluntary statewide ban on white pine harvesting in Minnesota until it determines how much white pine exists in the state.
Mediators call meeting between NWA, mechanics
EAGAN (AP) -- Federal mediators have summoned negotiators for Northwest Airlines and its mechanics to a meeting on Monday, and union officials speculated that the session might bring them a step closer to a strike.
State tries to reform telecommunications system
GLENWOOD (AP) -- Life is good at American Business Forms, a fast-growing national company based in this pretty small town. Traffic is light, people greet one another on the street and the Pizza Ranch doubles as the company cafeteria.
Clinics decide against offering so-called abortion pill
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Hundreds of Twin Cities doctors will not have to decide whether to prescribe the abortion pill Mifeprex because their employers have already decided against offering the drug.
Report: No sign of pesticide misuse in butterfly deaths
MANKATO (AP) -- The Minnesota Department of Agriculture said it found no evidence of misuse of a pesticide spray that killed hundreds of monarch butterflies in Gaylord last summer.
Rapids outscores Warrior girls
GRAND RAPIDS -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' hockey team was defeated 5-1 by the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks Saturday.
Miller scores 35 points as Flyer boys improve to 12-0
FERGUS FALLS -- Down by four at the half the Little Falls Flyers boys' basketball team roared back in the second quarter to remain unbeaten by beating Fergus Falls 74-64 Saturday.
Denfeld hunts down Warrior boys
DULUTH -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team dropped to 5-9 overall following a 73-56 non-conference loss to the Duluth Denfeld Hunters Saturday.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- California-Irvine remained undefeated in Big West Conference men's basketball with a 75-63 win over Cal Poly Saturday night.
Raider women raise division record to 7-1
It was apparent from the game's opening jump ball exactly what the coaching staff of the Mesabi Norse women's basketball team intended to do to the Central Lakes College Raiders.
W-DC wrestling team improves to 15-1
WADENA -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines wrestling team handled New York Mills 47-6 Saturday night in non-conference action.
Clough's layup at buzzer lifts Raider men
The spectators knew exactly what was coming. They knew in precisely the same way that you know a big, muscled steam engine is rolling down the track. You don't have to feel the steam in your eyes or the rumble beneath your feet to know what's on its way.
Spuds skate past Brainerd boys
MOORHEAD -- Playing its second game in as many nights the Brainerd Warrior boys' hockey team lost to the Moorhead Spuds 6-2 Saturday night in non-conference action.
Brainerd swim team fifth at University of Minnesota meet
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team placed fifth out of eight teams in the Maroon Invitational at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center Saturday.
W-DC boys beat Kittson Central
WADENA -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines beat Kittson Central 5-2 in a non-conference boys' hockey game Saturday.
Thunderhawks edge Little Falls girls
GRAND RAPIDS -- The Little Falls Flyers girls' basketball team lost a 51-46 non-conference game to Grand Rapids Saturday night.
Warroad blanks W-DC girls
WADENA -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines were shut out 7-0 by Warroad in a non-conference girls' hockey game Saturday.
Nelson scores six goals in adapted floor hockey win
The Brainerd Warriors adapted floor hockey team improved to 3-1 by smoking Dakota United 9-2 Saturday at Riverside Elementary School.
Bauer out for season
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gophers forward Michael Bauer will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery for a broken forearm.
Wild score another franchise first
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The expansion Minnesota Wild recorded another first on Saturday: They've finally won consecutive road games.
Wolves withstand run by Trail Blazers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves are playing so well, even giving up 18 straight points can't slow them down.
Cunningham leads Boilermakers past Gophers
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- As Carson Cunningham's knees get better, so does his game.
North Dakota sweeps St. Cloud State to remain on top of WCHA
Tim Skarperud was a top gun at a critical time for North Dakota.
Let it snow
Weather drawing by Jordan Calvin Hayes of Mrs. Sedlachek's second grade class at Lowell school.
Brainerd area may miss brunt of storm
The Brainerd area could see freezing rain and as much as two inches of snow late today and Tuesday.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sean "Puffy" Combs is about to get what he says he has wanted for more than a year -- his day in court.
Faith keeps quake survivor alive for three days in India
BHUJ, India -- Kusumben Myacha lay for three days pinned under a massive chunk of cement, without food or water, drifting in and out of sleep. She prayed to her Hindu gods to be saved.
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