Haney brings energy to Potlatch post
If energy was a requirement Potlatch executives were looking for when they elected someone new to lead the company's Brainerd mill they certainly got it, and with a lot to spare.
Listen to your customers, for sake of survival
NEW YORK -- It's a message that seems especially pertinent for today's corporate managers, operating as they do in an economy of unprecedented growth and longevity:
Brian Bachman, Fort Ripley, founder, president and CEO of North American Bear Foundation has been named in the millennium edition of the National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals.
Cass economic development corporation hopes to connect businesses with services
PINE RIVER -- Cass County Economic Development Corporation hopes to connect existing and new businesses with a wider range of services than in the past.
Rhonda Hines has joined Mid America Mortgage Corp. as a mortgage loan officer.
Retail sales still up modest 0.3 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans ratcheted back on their spending splurges last month, allowing retail sales to rise by 0.3 percent. But economists didn't view that as a sign of real moderation, saying harsh weather that kept some people home and other factors masked the true strength of sales.
Blue-chip stock fall ends volatile trading week
Blue-chip stocks officially sank into a correction Friday and leading technology issues also fell hard as investors were left scratching their heads at the end of another volatile week of trading.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 87, a year ago 134.
With the residual value of Tiger Woods never stronger, thanks to his six-tournament winning streak, this could be a good time to check out the paper trail following Tiger Woods.
Woods improves all aspects of his game
Not by accident has Tiger Woods made golfing history by winning six straight PGA Tour events. It's been the result of a retooling of his game.
Woods is keeping the leaders in sight
SAN DIEGO -- When he played the first nine holes Friday at Torrey Pines, Tiger Woods walked slowly, didn't smile, played so-so and acted just plain unhappy. He was playing Sorry Pines. Woods was so glum, he looked as though he had just been named coach of the Clippers.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Scores Friday after the second round of the $3 million Buick Invitational, played on the 6,874-yard, par-72 North Course and 7,000-yard, par-72 South Course at Torrey Pines (a-denotes amateur):
Accident drastically changes family's life
ST. CLOUD -- Moments after the car accident, Jodi Runberg knew something was terribly wrong.
This was Brainerd
February 13 -- 60 years ago (1940) -- Headed by three musical units, a crowd of Brainerdites estimated at nearly 500 people participated at the Bemidji Paul Bunyan Winter Carnival program Sunday. The music organization which participated were the City Band, Ladies' Drum & Bugle Corps and the WPA Orchestra.
Twenty Minnesota Army National Guard air traffic control specialists were to return home Saturday after spending almost eight months in Kuwait supporting Operation Southern Watch.
Program teaches students about respect and manners, how to resolve conflicts
Friendly Friday at Harrison Elementary School is as it sounds -- friendly.
Party meeting erupts in chaos, moves to oust Ventura faction
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Reform Party meeting erupted in chaos Saturday with angry shouting matches, a scuffle and an immediate effort to remove chairman Jack Gargan, an ally of the party's dissenting top officeholder, Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.
Miss Nisswa crowned
Elizabeth Sawdey, who was crowned Miss Nisswa Friday night, gets a congratulatory hug from her 3-year-old friend Kylie Ament, Nisswa, shortly after the pageant.
Red River Valley expects no widespread flooding
FARGO, N.D. -- Early projections suggest no widespread flooding in the Red River Valley this spring, and only a slight rise in Devils Lake -- good news to residents accustomed to bracing for high water.
Pequot area Reform Party member also disenchanted with national party
Buford Johnson of the Pequot Lakes area shares Gov. Jesse Ventura's opinion of the national Reform Party.
PARENT MENTOR -- Men and women mentors needed to share your time and parenting experiences with a mom and/or dad looking for support. CWC Parent Mentor Program. Lynnette Wagner 828-7685 or 828-4485.
10 nominated for Teacher of the Year
Ten teachers have accepted their nominations for the Brainerd Teacher of the Year.
Name: Alaina Kolbeck
Students bowled over
BAXTER -- For the last five weeks, Paul Bunyan Bowl has been the site for fun for third- through fifth-graders every Thursday.
Cirque du Soleil to set up tent in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS -- Cirque du Soleil, the world-renowned theatrical circus, is bringing its big top to Minneapolis.
February volunteer of the month
Name: Nancy Schreiber
Supreme Court adds new step to criminal jury trials
ST. PAUL -- Prosecutors will get the last word in Minnesota criminal jury trials except in rare cases beginning March 14, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Friday.
More jetliners found with tail assembly problems
LOS ANGELES -- An equipment problem suspected in the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 cropped up on at least five other jetliners last week during inspections.
Ventura never showed much interest in party building, anyway
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura's move away from the Reform Party hurts an already struggling movement, but his decision shouldn't be a surprise. He never showed much affection for the party anyway.
Former chair of Omni International Trading convicted of fraud
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The former board chairman of Omni International Trading Corp. was convicted Friday of wire and securities fraud in the sale of securities that cost investors more than $4 million.
Midwest Express pilots, airline avoid strike with labor agreement
MILWAUKEE -- Pilots for Midwest Express Airlines celebrated Saturday after reaching a tentative agreement with airline management that averted a strike over the terms of their first labor contract.
With Jordan gone, NBA faces transition game
SAN FRANCISCO -- Where's Mike?
Griffey bullies Mariners
Say this much for sophomoric Junior: The magic he does with a bat and glove is nothing compared to how he wields a hammer.
It's too early to commit on Lewis case
Anyone who wears a ''Free Ray Lewis'' T-shirt should be ashamed.
Landry's condition worsens, son says
DALLAS (AP) -- Former Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry has taken a turn for the worse in his battle against leukemia, his son said.
The 49th NBA All-Star game in Oakland, Calif. (5:30 p.m.. The league's All-Star game returns after a year's absence. The East All-Stars, winners of the last three games and four of the last five, lead the series against the West All-Stars 31-17.
Sure sign of spring? Pitchers, catchers to report
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ken Griffey Jr.'s new contract produced an auto-matic response from Scott Boras:
Lewis, two others indicted on murder, assault charges
ATLANTA -- Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and two acquaintances were indicted Friday on murder and assault charges, and the city's top prosecutor said Lewis ''participated in the crime'' that left two dead after a fight that spilled over from a Super Bowl party last month.
Kevin Garnett Modest young star puts Wolves on road to winning
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Garnett has defied conventional wisdom his whole life, so his easy slide from small forward to power forward this season shouldn't be so surprising.
So who cares about Rocker?
Watching the 11 o'clock sports news the past month was enough to convince me that the world had gone mad.
Samprass says his integrity has been questioned
The sting of his semifinal loss at the Australian Open has pretty much faded, and the hip injury that came out of that dramatic loss to Andre Agassi is healing.
College baseball thrives in 2000
A year after bat debates and money concerns overshadowed college baseball, the sport appears headed toward a promising future.
McDaniel calls exit bittersweet
PLYMOUTH -- Randall McDaniel had two things to say: Good-bye Minnesota and good riddance Denny Green.
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Lela Swaim, 92, Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Pillager, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at the Sunbridge Nursing Home in Lakeland.
STAPLES -- Penny Lundgren, 61, Staples, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at the Greater Staples Care Center.
FERGUS FALLS -- Edith Enger, Fergus Falls, formerly of Hackensack, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls.
Arliss Jern Fadden
Arliss Fadden, 53, Brainerd, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, as a result of a car accident.
John K. Benson
AITKIN -- John K. Benson, 55, Aitkin, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at the Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
Louis Mittelstadt, 77, Brainerd, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Sled stud law must be obeyed
Now that the much-anticipated arrival of snow is finally here, it means the onset of another Minnesota snowmobiling season. This year, more than 281,000 Minnesotans will participate in one of the state's most popular sports -- and one that has a deep economic impact on communities like ours across the state.
Those bad hair days
Perhaps the recent study revealing that bad hair days actually adversely affect work performance is not a big surprise to many.
McCain-Bush ticket for GOP?
WASHINGTON--What's a conservative to do? The country has gone into a swoon over John McCain. But conservative suspicions about him run deep.
Voice your opinion
The Dispatch encourages readers to contribute to the Open Forum.
Democracy: European style
Democracy works differently in Europe than it does in the United States, where either the Republicans or Democrats are in charge.
Walleyes and northerns are active in 15 to 25 feet of water during the day and 10 to 15 feet at night. On Gull Lake, try Center Bar, the Rock Pile, Dutchmans or Grassy. The edges of the sunken island on Round Lake have been productive for walleyes and pike.
CROSSLAKE -- Roy Schafer, president of the Croslake Game and Fish Club, recently presented a check for $1,500 to Crosslake Police Chief Bob Hartman. Sgt. Erik Lee was also on hand for the presentation.
North country calendar
February -- 15 -- 2000 fish and wildlife licenses go on sale
A cabin fever story of cutthroat trout, grizzly bears and sore feet
It is as predictable as the changing of the seasons -- cabin fever is settling among us.
LCMR funds a study of effects of winter severity on deer
The Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources announced that it will fund a study on the effect of winter severity on deer condition.
DNR study aims to answer questions of deer mortality
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Like a hungry raptor, a helicopter flew just above the tree tops, seeking to force its prey out of the woods and into an open snow-covered field last week in southeastern Minnesota.
Legislation would give deer hunters more time in the woods
DULUTH (AP) -- If state Rep. Tom Bakk gets his way, some Minnesota deer hunters would spend a lot more time in the woods this fall, although they won't be able to kill any more deer.
The Great Backyard Bird Count
Bird counters and computer cronies unite!
Wallace among Daytona favorites
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Rusty Wallace doesn't want anybody to get too excited that he was the fastest driver in the opening practice for the Daytona 500.
Ebert slides to the top CLC instructor helps build wining snowmobile
Russ Ebert has seen both ends of the spectrum in the sport of snowmobile racing.
Local sports shorts
Coaches meetings for the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department's summer baseball leagues are scheduled Wednesday at the Brainerd Holiday Inn.
Pillager edges PIrates by point
VERNDALE -- The Pillager Huskies scratched out a 38-37 win over the Verndale Pirates to pick up their first Park Region Conference win.
Tip-in at buzzer lifts Gobblers
AITKIN --Brandon Siemers scored on a tip-in at the buzzer to lift the Aitkin Gobblers boys' basketball team to a 51-49 victory over the East Central Eagles in Great River Conference play on Friday night.
Swanson flourishes while team has struggled
By MIKE BIALKA
PARK RAPIDS --The Park Rapids Panthers scored four goals in the second period of play in an 8-1 Mid State Conference triumph over the Crosby-Ironton-Aitkin Rangers Friday.
PAUL BUNYAN BOWL
Weekly league leaders
Badgers hand St. Cloud 5-3 setback
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin seems to be peaking. That's bad news for the rest of college hockey.
Tanner Squirt A team wins
The Tanner Motors Squirt A team won the Brainerd Squirt A Invitational last weekend.
S-M finally finds what it needs to beat the Rangers
STAPLES -- If you aren't sure how important momentum is just ask the Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' basketball team.
Chad Nelson prospering at Bemidji State
Chad Nelson has gone from one starting back court to another.
Alexandria beats Brainerd boys; Flyers prevail
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team was defeated 77-59 by the Alexandria Cardinals in Central Lakes Conference play Friday.
Warrior skaters lose in section quarterfinals
FERGUS FALLS -- The Fergus Falls Otters defeated the Brainerd Warriors girls' hockey team 3-1 in the quarterfinals of the Section 8 tournament Friday.
Looking for tech support
WASHINGTON -- Last weekend went a little differently than Virginia resident William Harlowe expected it to. On Saturday, he went to his office in his Montclair home and found that his Norton AntiVirus utility had discovered a virus on his five-month-old IBM Aptiva computer. Bad news, but nothing disastrous, right? He clicked the ''repair'' button to delete the virus, but was told the software was unable to fix the problem.
What major software developers offer
Do they really want to hold your hand? Here's what the country's biggest software publishers (according to market researchers PC Data) offer in the way of live technical support. Perhaps unsurprisingly, most of these companies recommend that customers try their Web-based support before picking up the phone. But if you do call, here's the deal (hours are Eastern Standard Time):
High-tech toys to be eye-catchers at toy fair
NEW YORK -- Will talking dogs or dolls be the must-have toys of 2000? How about Web-linked games or Harry Potter action figures?
Language intended to smooth computer communication takes aim at high tech's Tower of Babel
NEW YORK (AP) -- It sounds like mumbo-jumbo, an alphabet soup to everyone but techno-geeks.
The fight over Web names drags on
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's surging technology industry changes so quickly, so profoundly that it's said to move in ''Internet time,'' a sort of nebulous parallel universe where years of evolution take mere months.
Playing vs. working
The popularity of online games has raised questions for corporate America, such as whether it's a good place for advertisers to fly their banners and how companies feel about the time employers spend playing the games when they're supposed to be working.
Giveaways lure millions of Web surfers
America's love affair with getting something for nothing has invaded the Internet.
Cheers.com wine sellers toast e-commerce craze
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Ron Junge can spot amateur connoisseurs the minute they step foot into his fine wine stores.
Software review: Typing tutor
TYPING TUTOR, Simon & Schuster, Knowledge Adventure
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 37 9 .02 clr -- Albuquerque 58 31 cdy -- Amarillo 52 17 clr
Storm dumps snow on West's mountains
Storm systems on both coasts brought snow to the mountains of California, Arizona, Virginia and West Virginia early Saturday, while rain and snow developed in the northern Plains.
Today -- Partly sunny. Highs 15 to 20. Northeast wind around 10 mph.
Weather drawing by Abbey Buchta in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
A chef with a heart of brown
WASHINGTON -- The best cure for chocoholics is to live with 650 pounds of chocolate for an extended period of time.
Yolanda Garza and Joe Biebighauser were married on Dec. 5, 1999, at Waimea Falls on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.
Melanie Johnson and Russell Gohl were married Sept. 18, 1999, at Camp Ripley Chapel in Fort Ripley with Linda Sinott officiating.
Raise your wedding IQ
Getting married? Better start studying.
Thanks to all of the community presenters, staff presenters, and volunteers who made our second Activity Day (Feb. 8) at Washington Middle School such a big success. The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves!
Donna Marie Kilmer and Paul Gode announce their engagement. Parents are Pat Murphy, Peabody, Mass., and Lorraine Gode, Brainerd. A June 10 wedding is planned in Long Prairie.
Verna Mitchell will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Feb. 20 at Roosevelt Town Hall in Pine Center.
The Washington High School Class of 1940 will meet at noon Tuesday at Embers. Plans are being made for the 60th reunion in September. Members and spouses are urged to attend.
Four generations recently gathered were Hunter Cunningham, son; Mark Cunningham, father; Alan Cunningham, grandfather; and Art Cunningham, great-grandfather.
Parents oblivious to teens' risky behavior
''Shocking.'' Does the word hold its currency?
Man devoted to dead wife should enjoy living instead
DEAR ABBY: A woman wrote you to complain about her gentleman friend who continued to put flowers on the grave of his deceased wife. You told her that her gentleman friend's devotion to the memory of his deceased wife had nothing to do with his relationship with the writer, unless she chose to regard it as a competition.
Six generations recently gathered were Austin Dorsett, son; Jonathan Dorsett, father; Christine Schneider, grandmother; Nancy Dorsett, great-grandmother; Dorothy Chileen, great-great-grandmother; and Bertha Bauguss, great-great-great-grandmother.
7 p.m. second Thursday at Brainerd Elks Club (ages 21-39). Call: 829-3316 or 828-9598.
April D. Lodermeier and Joel E. Kinney announce their engagement. Parents are Peter Lodermeier, Fort Ripley, and Connie and Brad Tisdell, Brainerd, and Dannee and Joyce Kinney, Fifty Lakes. An April 29 wedding is planned at First Lutheran Church of Pine River.
Deanna Daum and Sean Herbert were married on Oct. 9, 1999, at Faith Lutheran Church of Staples with Pastor Stephen Sveom officiating.
Melissa Neisinger and Leo Supan announce their engagement. Parents are Dave and Karen Neisinger, Rice, and Ben and Alice Supan, St. Stephen. A March 4 wedding is planned at Immaculate Heart Church of Crosslake.
Jennifer Dunbar and Matthew Cullett were married on Aug. 7, 1999, at First United Methodist Church of Cary, N.C.
Teresa Cullett and Stephen Goble were married on Nov. 20, 1999, at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church of Baxter with Pastor Randy Ahlberg officiating.
Lisa Cserpes and Bart Taylor announce their engagement. Parents are Frank and Sharon Cserpes, Dayton, and Ralph and Carole Taylor, Crosslake. A March 18 wedding is planned at Crosslake Lutheran Church.
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