A 23-year-old Pequot Lakes man has confessed to being involved in a rash of burglaries in the Pelican Lake and Breezy Point area earlier this month, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department said.
NAPLES, Fla. -- Hale Irwin birdied two of the last three holes to pass Tom Watson and win the Senior PGA Tour ACE Group Classic by one shot Sunday.
Broadcasters trying to strip political ad provision from campaign spending bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Broadcasters are lobbying hard to have the House strip from a campaign spending bill a requirement that they give politicians their lowest advertising rates.
U.S. says Iran making headway on nuclear weapons program
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iran may be just a few years away from developing nuclear weapons capability, contributing to a sense of urgency on the need for a more assertive policy toward that strategically placed country, U.S. officials say.
Senate debates budget proposal
ST. PAUL -- Less than two weeks into the 2002 legislative session, the full Senate on Monday took up DFL leaders' solution for filling a projected $1.95 billion hole in the current budget.
Bush administration weighing options in probe of French bank
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of policyholders who say they suffered serious financial harm when a French bank secretly bought a California life insurance company are urging Attorney General John Ashcroft to bring a criminal case against the bank.
Ventura's job approval hits lowest mark yet
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura's job-approval rating has dropped to its lowest mark since he took office three years ago, falling below 50 percent for the first time, according to a new statewide poll.
Poll: Wellstone-Coleman Senate race looks to be a dead heat
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesotans are nearly evenly divided between re-electing U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone to a third term or replacing him with former St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman, according to a new statewide poll.
Seventh time is charm for angler
Tracy Smith saw a big northern pike swim into his hole and eye his shiner minnow Saturday on Gull Lake. When the fish turned away Smith did what smart anglers do -- he coaxed it into biting with a short hop of his jig.
Heart disease has touched many family members of chair of Lakes Area Heart Walk
JoLeta Buss of Pequot Lakes learned a few years ago she had a genuine reason to fear heart disease.
Fishing extravaganza winners listed
Following are the winners of the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza:
Annabelle removed from heart/lung machine
Annabelle Loschko celebrated her 5-month birthday Saturday by being removed from the heart/lung bypass machine that had been helping her new heart since her life-saving transplant Jan. 30.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982)-Brainerd civic and labor officials traveled to St. Paul yesterday to get some straight answers on the future of the Burlington Northern's shrinking local operation. What they got was news of another round of layoffs which could hit nearly 60 employees at the Brainerd shops.
Blustery day for fishing
While snow flurries flew by, Leslie Haff of Brainerd watched her bobber during the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Saturday on Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake.
Crow Wing Power is offering juniors from 10 area high schools in Crow Wing, Cass and Morrison counties an opportunity to win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.
Fire deaths may have been suicides
LONGVILLE -- The deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a burned Longville home Thursday are being investigated as a double suicide.
Stier fired over competency issues
Crow Wing County Administrator Peter Herlofsky Jr. today said he fired the county's human resource coordinator over competency issues.
Funeral director buried; police still looking for answers
HUDSON, Wis. (AP) -- Sixty-one emergency vehicles led a funeral procession after more than 2,000 people gathered in this northwestern Wisconsin community to memorialize a funeral director whose killing remains a mystery.
Former Enron chair to invoke Fifth Amendment
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay is asserting his right against self-incrimination and will refuse to answer questions when he appears before Congress under subpoena this week.
International visitors show tolerance, empathy toward America's rah-rah spirit
MIDWAY, Utah (AP) -- Narumi Yamada didn't much care for the solemn display of the World Trade Center flag at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.
Financial aid officers vow to salvage funding for college aid program
President Bush's proposed federal budget would end an aid program that gives states $67 million for needy college students, potentially affecting 1.2 million recipients, say state officials who vow to save the program they've rescued many times before.
Olazabal's title first since 1999
SAN DIEGO -- Jose Maria Olazabal backed into the Buick Invitational title when J.L. Lewis three-putted on No. 18 to blow a shot at a playoff.
Ray Lewis unofficial choice as Pro Bowl MVP
HONOLULU (AP) -- Ray Lewis didn't get a chance to win another Super Bowl MVP award this season. His AFC teammates thought he should have been player of the game in the Pro Bowl.
Olympics at a glance
NBC -- (Snowboard: men's halfpipe; Luge: men's singles), 3-4 p.m.
Snowboarding comes of age
SALT LAKE CITY -- With the song "This is Growing Up" pumping through her headphones, 18-year-old Kelly Clark helped the sport of snowboarding come of age.
Americans earn medals on opening day
SALT LAKE CITY -- The U.S. Olympic team wanted a fast start in the Winter Olympics -- and with a pair of silver medals, they got one.
Glenda Ann Hayes
Glenda Ann Hayes, 49, Crow Wing Township, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Theodore 'Ted' C. Eastman
Theodore "Ted" C. Eastman, 95, Brainerd, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at Crosby Care Center in Crosby.
James H. Copeland
FIFTY LAKES -- James H. Copeland, 75, Fifty Lakes, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at home.
Albert P. Sufka
LITTLE FALLS -- Albert P. Sufka, 85, Little Falls, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud.
Richard 'Skip' H. Feely
Richard "Skip" H. Feely, 70, Brainerd, formerly of Minneapolis, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002.
Robert J. Van Keuren
PIERZ -- Robert J. Van Keuren, 22, Pierz, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, as a result of a car accident near Pierz.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Arnold Johnson, 87, Pequot Lakes, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
AITKIN -- Vernon Lundeen, 93, Aitkin, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at Riverwood Extended Care Unit in Aitkin.
VERNDALE -- Harry Moyer, 85, Verndale, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.
Frank F. Boody
LITTLE FALLS -- Frank F. Boody, 79, Little Falls, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Ralph W. Crose
Ralph W. Crose, 88, Brainerd, formerly of Crosslake, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at home.
The odds of someone from a small town in central Minnesota one day lighting the Olympic torch before 52,000 people and billions more watching worldwide were probably greater than the odds the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team faced in its successful bid for a gold medal.
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As a retired Brainerd school music teacher at Franklin and Washington schools, I am aware of the appreciation and importance that the school and community places on activities.
Dixon beats Bernstein in NHRA opener
POMONA, Calif. -- Larry Dixon and Kenny Bernstein have started the 2002 NHRA Drag Racing season right where they left off - facing each other in the final round.
Fords get help from NASCAR after Stewart wins Shootout
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Tony Stewart and the Ford drivers were the only ones celebrating after the first race of the NASCAR season.
As redistricting unfolds across state, judges prepare to step in
ROCHESTER -- Five judges from across the state are readying themselves for a highly political task they know is likely to fall to them: drawing new congressional and legislative boundaries.
Fingerhut workers off to rally in Cincinnati
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- About 50 Fingerhut employees boarded a bus Sunday night bound for Cincinnati to rally for the endangered company's survival.
11-year-old dies in skiing accident at Lutsen
GRAND MARAIS (AP) -- An 11-year-old Iowa girl died of neck injuries after hitting a rock while skiing at Lutsen Mountains in northeastern Minnesota.
Car, bus collide; four die
UTICA (AP) -- Investigators were trying Monday to determine why four adults died and 10 people were injured when a car crashed into a bus carrying children to an ice-skating rink in Winona County.
Flyers nip Wadena-Deer Creek for 16th victory
WADENA -- Riding the wave of their monumental 7-5 victory over the Brainerd Warriors Feb. 7, the Little Falls Flyers boys' hockey team beat the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 2-1 Saturday.
Pierz boys win sixth straight; Staples-Motley falls to Fergus
PIERZ -- Joe Kahl's layup and Chris Zilka's free throw with less than a minute remaining sealed the Pierz Pioneers' sixth consecutive victory as they defeated the Mora Mustangs 68-65 in boys' basketball action Saturday.
Kennedy wins diving title; Brainerd second at conference meet
ST. CLOUD -- Behind Shaun Kennedy's diving performance, the Brainerd Warriors boys' swimming and diving team splashed to a second-place finish at Saturday's Central Lakes Conference meet.
Raider women upset No. 1 Rainy River
Playing the role of David, the Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team took down Goliath, as they defeated the state's top-ranked team, Rainy River, 76-68 Saturday.
CLC men in contention for North Division title
At the beginning of the season, the Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team knew it had a shot at contending for the North Division title.
Warrior boys lose sixth straight hockey game
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' hockey team continued to struggle Saturday as it was defeated 3-2 by the St. Cloud Tech Tigers in Central Lakes Conference action.
Wright County eliminates Brainerd girls
BUFFALO -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' hockey team ended its season Friday as it was defeated by the second-seeded Wright County Blades 7-0 in Section 8, Class 2A quarterfinal action.
Rickert spurs Gophers
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Minnesota recovered from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Iowa 86-78 Saturday.
Gophers sweep UND
Minnesota skated through Grand Forks this weekend, stealing a two-game series from North Dakota to slide into third place in the WCHA.
Garnett, Szczerbiak contribute
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Kevin Garnett should make a few highlight reels and Wally Szczerbiak also got a piece of the action as the two represented the Minnesota Timberwolves at the 2002 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.
Whalen leads Minnesota women
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Lindsay Whalen scored 22 points to lead No. 18 Minnesota to a 86-78 victory over Northwestern on Sunday.
Wild end streak against Islanders
ST. PAUL -- The scoreboard at the Xcel Energy Center on Sunday didn't bother ignoring the obvious. The Minnesota Wild was reeling, winless in its past nine games and stuck in a five-game losing streak.
Hoping for a medal
Weather drawing by Spencer Senn in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
Names and faces
BOSTON (AP) -- Comedienne Janeane Garofalo has emerged from her post-Sept. 11 funk.
Girl's eyes deceive her when she looks in mirror
DEAR ABBY: I am 11 years old. My family keeps telling me I am gaunt and too thin. I think I am fat -- way fat. From my point of view, I have an enormous stomach, big legs, and I weigh and eat too much. My parents' view is, "Where'd she go?"
Israel launches air attack on Gaza City after unprecedented Palestinian rocket fire
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli warplanes and helicopter gunships attacked the Palestinian security headquarters in Gaza City on Monday, in retaliation for unprecedented Palestinian rocket fire and a shooting attack on Israeli civilians.
Pakistani court date postponed for suspects in reporter's kidnapping
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Authorities sought the help of the leader of a banned Islamic militant group in tracking down the chief suspect in the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, officials said Monday.
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