Too much of a good thing
NEW YORK (AP) -- If you seek to impress people with your understanding of this economy, casually remark that we're experiencing too much of a good thing.
Spam to be feted by Library of Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some people's favorite lunch meat is being honored by the Library of Congress.
Trinity Children's Center was recently granted accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
UMD enters birch bark products business
DULUTH (AP) -- The University of Minnesota-Duluth and two corporations are teaming up to develop products from chemicals found in birch bark.
Vince Meyer has joined The Brainerd Dispatch as the outdoors editor. He previously was employed at Ehlert Publishing Group, Maple Grove, where he wrote for "Snowmobile," "SnowGoer," "Bowhunting World" and "Archery Business" magazines.
Around the watercooler
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Where you live can have a big impact on how much you make.
NYSE may drop plans to take itself public
Last year, the New York Stock Exchange surprised the financial world by declaring that it would offer shares to the public. But the Big Board is now having second thoughts, according to NYSE officials.
Expanded air service to lakes area discussed
Representatives of the Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce's Air Transportation Task Force met recently with Jim Cron, Northwest Airlines vice president of market planning and airlink.
Investors still favor technology stocks
NEW YORK -- There is one constant amid the unprecedented volatility that has sent the major U.S. stock indexes seesawing up and down this year: Investors are still optimistic about technology stocks.
Bagel lovers! This store is for you!
Northwest Pizza and Boardwalk Bread N Bagel is offering the area food not found anywhere else, and so far, people are eating it up.
Georgia pastor is candidate for Southern Baptist president
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Rev. James Merritt, 47-year-old pastor of an 11,000-member church in Snellville, Ga., near Atlanta, is a candidate for next president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Baptist Press reports.
Area Lutheran Brotherhood branch awards funds to organizations
Lutheran Brotherhood Crow Wing Branch 8381 church communicators and branch officers met with various non-profit organizations to hear their requests and allocate the resources for 2000.
New Web sites founded on faith in religious market
Religion increased its cyber-presence in a huge way last month with the launching of two expansive Web sites, Beliefnet and iBelieve.com.
Other notable religion Web sites listed
Other notable religion sites were developed in recent months. Registration may be required for online discussions.
How should we live?
As we begin this new millennium, our self absorbed, human centered society is flooded with information and knowledge, while the Bible gathers dust in the attic or the garage.
Sisters' benefit to help the poor
LITTLE FALLS -- The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls will host a spaghetti supper benefit Saturday in their convent dining room. Funds raised will bring basic food, medicine and school supplies to children, youths and adults living in poverty.
Mark Giese, Trinity Lutheran Church's youth and family ministries director, will explore visions for youth ministry titled "First you have to Imagine It" at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Theologians examine God in personal, pluralistic, terms
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- In 16th century Europe, the conversation would likely have resulted in people being burned at the stake. But in 21st century Oregon, it was merely a polite dialogue that drew laughter and applause.
Cheating spouses are ingenious in transferring guilt
QUESTION: My wife tried to make me feel guilty when she left. She angrily blamed me for the divorce despite my desperate attempts to hold things together. I'm not a perfect man, but I loved her and would never have left. But in her mind, I failed so miserably as a husband that she was forced to run around with her boss! Can you believe that? She blamed me for her adultery!
Russian Orthodox patriarch faults the Vatican
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has accused the Vatican of expansionism.
School lunch menus
MONDAY -- B-Cereal, bread, fruit. L-Turkey sticks, parslied pot., corn, cornbread. Pillager: NO SCHOOL.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 116, a year ago 99.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 350.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department reported two minimum security inmates walked away from the Crow Wing County jail annex Wednesday morning.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 450.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 245, a year ago 207.
Post Office sets holiday schedule
The Brainerd Post Office will operate on a holiday schedule Monday in observance of President's Day.
Sutton making some noise, too
LOS ANGELES -- The voice sounds as if it's coming through a CB radio late at night.
Tway, Chalmers share lead at Nissan Open
LOS ANGELES -- Now that the Nissan Open is half over, here's a suggestion for the leaders this weekend: Put your names on the backs of your shirts so somebody knows who you are.
Dent, Hobday share first-round lead
LUTZ, Fla. (AP) -- Jim Dent made himself right at home at the TPC of Tampa Bay.
Veteran, newcomer battle in Hawaii
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) -- Sally Dee put a unique verbal spin on her final-round showdown with Hall of Famer Betsy King in the Hawaiian Ladies Open.
All eyes are on Woods
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With celebrity comes a need for protection, so there are a lot of security-type personnel keeping a watchful eye on Tiger Woods as he makes his way around a golf course.
Project strives to turn renters into homeowners
Creating a bridge to help renters cross over to home ownership is the topic of a southeast neighborhood project.
Neighborhood group has come a long way
It began as a way to get to know the people living in neighborhood houses.
NISSWA -- Positive Realty of Nisswa Better Homes and Gardens announced 18 sales professionals achieved recognition for sales.
Facts about Home Ownership Initiative in southeast Brainerd
Here is more information about the Home Ownership Initiative in southeast Brainerd.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980)- Terry Holm, who grabbed first place with a time of 59-58 in the 35-44 age group, is the lone member of the 26 Brainerd Area Cross Country skiers competing over the weekend in the Bemidji Berkebeiner to pick off a blue ribbon.
House OKs indefinite ban on Profile of Learning
ST. PAUL -- A legislative faceoff over the Profile of Learning has taken on the same tone as last year, with the House demanding the graduation rule be indefinitely put on hold.
In Denver, Ventura takes jabs at media, politicians
DENVER -- Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura used a luncheon speech to Colorado editors and publishers on Friday to engage in what has become his favorite sport, media bashing.
Capitol security recommendations aired
ST. PAUL -- The prospect of metal detectors at the state Capitol received a spirited response from some members of the Senate Transportation Budget Division on Thursday.
Head of Ulster Unionist Party optimistic
MINNEAPOLIS -- Despite a breakdown in the peace process, the head of Northern Ireland's main pro-British party said today he remains optimistic about settling the conflict that has long divided Protestants and Catholics in his province.
MPCA plans changes to proposed feedlot rules
ST. PAUL -- Proposed changes to the state's 20-year-old feedlot rules need to be reworked before they go into effect, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency told members of a House panel Thursday.
2-vehicle crash kills Baxter woman
BAXTER -- A Baxter woman was fatally injured in an auto accident Friday on Evergreen Drive Baxter.
Bills would tighten sex offender laws
ST. PAUL -- Driven partly by high-profile crimes in the past year, a House panel Thursday endorsed tighter restrictions on sex offenders that leaders say would be the most significant changes in a decade.
The wrong Web site address was listed on a story about the Crosslake Dam on Wednesday. The correct Web site is www.mvp.usace.army.mil/info_papers/PINERIVE.HTM.
Herberger's moving headquarters from St. Cloud
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- About 260 people will lose their jobs when Herberger's moves its headquarters out of St. Cloud and closes its distribution center in nearby Sartell.
A day of fun
EAST GULL LAKE -- After a day of snow tubing, broomball, volleyball, snowshoeing and snowmobile rides, it's hard to say who was more exhausted Thursday night, the children or the adults.
DARE officer sees program survive -- and thrive
Brian Brewer was almost out of a job last summer.
More arrested on drug charges
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department arrested five people on drug related charges this past week.
Happenings Friday at the Minnesota Capitol:
This was Brainerd
February 20 -- 40 years ago (1960) -- Eighth Central Six Conference Championship in the dozen years he has coached the Brainerd Warriors was presented to Coach Fred Kellett Friday on the local court in the form of a 54-39 conquest of the Little Falls Flyers.
Look who's here ...
An NBC News team came to Brainerd on Friday -- led by a rough-and-ready Geraldo Rivera -- to tape the final spin of a documentary television special on teenage alcoholism.
Key GOP lawmaker Holsten proposes lottery money go to DNR fish and wildlife programs
ST. PAUL -- Lottery money that goes into the general treasury should be redirected to state fish and wildlife programs, a key GOP lawmaker said Friday.
Best Buy CEO donates $50 million to University of St. Thomas in St. Paul
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Richard M. Schulze, founder of Best Buy and a high school graduate who never went to college, is donating $50 million to the University of St. Thomas, the largest gift in the school's history.
Blandin grant spurs area cultural arts
With the help of a $75,000 Blandin Foundation grant, the cities of Brainerd, Baxter and Nisswa are working to enhance cultural arts, environmental stewardship and lifelong learning.
Corrections / clarifications
The date of the Crosby blood drive was incorrectly listed in an Open Forum letter in Thursday's Brainerd Daily Dispatch.
Ventura rides rails in Denver
DENVER -- After taking a ''very smooth, very relaxing'' ride on Denver's light rail train, Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said Thursday he is certain the Twin Cities should have a similar system, setting up a battle with Denver for federal funding.
Can I eat one more?
Tom Zaleski, a member of the Brainerd High School Warriors hockey team, ponders eating another chicken wing during the sixth annual Wing Ding at the school's cafeteria Thursday night. Proceeds went to the Brainerd girls' hockey program and the Brainerd boys' and girls' soccer teams. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Cass Lake men charged in assault, kidnapping
MAHNOMEN (AP) -- Two Cass Lake men were charged in the abduction of a Naytahwaush girl and an assault on two people.
Man arrested for threatening Ventura
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A 35-year-old Mounds View man is accused of making nine threatening phone calls to Gov. Jesse Ventura.
Activist faults Wal-Mart for Third World sweatshops
Disclosure of the names and addresses of apparel manufacturers would be a big first step to improve worker conditions in Third World countries.
Two children die in Apple Valley crash
APPLE VALLEY (AP) -- Police have identified the victims killed in a three-vehicle crash on a Dakota County road Wednesday as two children from the same family.
Resorter, Hubbard board chair Frank to seek House seat
Getting a head start on the rest of the 2000 political candidates, Hubbard County Board Chairman Floyd Frank announced his candidacy for the District 4B House seat of the Legislature Friday.
Internet attacks extend into this week and abroad; agents fear copycats
WASHINGTON -- The Internet attacks originally aimed at e-commerce sites are continuing this week and even cropping up abroad, so federal investigators are looking into whether copycats are targeting less well-known Web sites.
High school principal injured stopping fight
WOODBURY (AP) -- Woodbury High School principal Dana Babbitt suffered a minor knife wound when he tried to break up a fight between two youths outside a basketball game at his school.
Bush dismisses 'weak-kneed' support as primary vote nears
HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) -- As he launched a final effort to propel conservatives to the polls for Saturday's GOP primary, George W. Bush dismissed as ''weak-kneed'' those supporters who have raised doubts about his campaign. McCain called his endorsers ''a few brave people'' thwarting the party establishment.
Demand heavy for new dollar coins
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Mint says it has shipped more than 60 million of the new Golden Dollar coins, which debuted late last month, to Federal Reserve banks -- about the same level of bank demand for an entire year for the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin.
Iowa senators call for probe into corps river project
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- U.S. Sens. Charles Grassley and Tom Harkin are calling for an investigation into a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to expand locks and dams on the upper Mississippi River.
Trade deficit surges to another all-time high, marring economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's trade deficit, the major blot on an otherwise sterling economy, surged to an all-time high of $271.3 billion last year. Deficits with Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union all set records.
Buchanan: Ventura avoided fight
BLOOMINGTON -- Reform Party presidential candidate Pat Buchanan and Gov. Jesse Ventura exchanged barbs 700 miles apart over the governor's decision to abandon the national party.
Consumer prices: Clothing drop offsets energy rise in January
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent in January as the biggest drop in clothing prices in nearly 11 years helped offset rising costs for fuel oil, gasoline and other energy products, the government said today.
Bush has poll edge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George W. Bush has the advantage over John McCain in two South Carolina polls out today on Saturday's crucial Republican primary, while they are tied in several others.
INS official charged with spying for Cuba
MIAMI -- A U.S. immigration official responsible for supervising decisions that affected immigrants and people seeking political asylum is charged with spying for the Cuban government.
Gopher teammates saw Przybilla's decision coming
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Some of Joel Przybilla's teammates say they're not surprised the suspended 7-footer is thinking more about the NBA than schoolwork.
Wolves get things clicking again
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota starting forward Sam Mitchell sprained his left ankle Friday night and left the Timberwolves' game against Vancouver. He didn't return and was scheduled for an MRI Saturday.
NBA notebook: Low all-star game ratings should be a concern
Oops: NBA execs did a good job of not looking panicky about falling TV ratings at the All-Star game -- which soon after posted an all-time low TV rating. This was the more ominous, since the game was not a turkey, had all the league's sparkling young personalities involved and got a terrific lead-in from Vince Carter's performance in the dunk show. Bottom line: This thing hasn't leveled off yet.
Rocker is at home as Braves open spring training
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves couldn't escape the shadow of John Rocker at the opening of spring training Friday. Still, they seemed willing to forgive the suspended reliever.
Guardado agrees to contract extension with Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Left-hander Eddie Guardado and the Minnesota Twins agreed Friday to a two-year contract extension through 2002 that guarantees him a minimum of $5 million.
Big Cat starting his comeback
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Exactly one year after learning he had cancer, Andres Galarraga took a major step in his comeback.
Lewis says he's innocent of murder charges
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- Pro Bowl linebacker Ray Lewis will not have to wear electronic monitoring equipment while awaiting trial on murder charges.
Athletics get busy a day before camp opens
The Oakland Athletics will have another Giambi on their roster when they open camp.
Saints sign Andrew Glover
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints have signed former Minnesota tight end Andrew Glover and expect to finalize their deal with linebacker Charlie Clemons because St. Louis won't match the Saints' offer.
Guess who's back in NBA Abdul-Jabbar hired as aide for Clippers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Over the last few years, former NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has made it known he wanted to coach in the NBA.
Cremins quts Tech post
ATLANTA (AP) -- Bobby Cremins put a quick end to the growing speculation about his future at Georgia Tech.
Kukoc starts life as a 76er
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Toni Kukoc saw plenty of ovations in Chicago. It's just that not many of them were for him.
FIFTY LAKES -- Barbara Freer, 71, Fifty Lakes, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
BAXTER -- Connie Johnson, 52, Baxter, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
Arthur A. Ehrenberg
SWANVILLE -- Arthur A. Ehrenberg, 85, Swanville, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
LITTLE FALLS -- Mary Taylor, 84, Little Falls, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at her daughter's home.
Alice Maynel Osborne Nelson
Alice Maynel Osborne Nelson, 75, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, in Laguna Nigel, Calif.
FIFTY LAKES -- Barbara Freer, 70, Fifty Lakes, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Mary Pauline Taylor
LITTLE FALLS -- Mary Pauline Taylor, 83, Little Falls, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at her home in Darling Township.
Ruth K. Hoke
BEECH GROVE, Ind. -- Ruth K. Hoke, 88, formerly of Fort Ripley, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, in Beech Grove, Ind.
Dorothy Virginia Rocca
DEERWOOD -- Dorothy Virginia Rocca, 72, Deerwood, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Frederick 'Fred' Block
BUCKMAN -- Frederick "Fred" Block, 77, Buckman, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at the Foley Nursing Home in Foley.
LITTLE FALLS -- Lloyd Rabel, 73, Little Falls, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.
Why can't we behold 'Beauty?'
Some of the movies nominated for Academy Awards Tuesday have not been shown in Brainerd. That in itself is not too surprising. It has happened before. What's unexpected is that one of them is "American Beauty," which chalked up the most nominations, eight, and is the heavy favorite to win the best picture Oscar.
God weighs in on S.C. primary
GREENVILLE, S.C.--In the final days of the South Carolina Republican primary campaign, the voters were not the only ones having difficulty making up their minds among Texas Gov. George W. Bush, Arizona Sen. John McCain and Maryland talk-show host and former diplomat Alan Keyes. Apparently, God was on the fence, too.
Let's talk - Dispatch Editorial
Crow Wing County Attorney Don Ryan wisely raised a caution flag at a recent discussion of a regional jail that might one day be located at the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center.
What threat does Joerg Haider pose?
WASHINGTON--Joerg Haider's far right Freedom Party has been part of the Austrian government for two weeks now. No sign yet of an invasion of Poland.
I am referring to an article in your Jan. 31 newspaper article on "A Traditional and Cultural Education." It was on the immigration education of students at St. Cloud State and how they fit into American culture.
Voice your opinion
The Dispatch encourages readers to contribute to the Open Forum.
YMCA dances - Dispatch Editorial
By big city standards the incident at Friday's YMCA dance for sixth- and seventh-graders was probably much ado about nothing.
Myths connecting right-wing politics with Nazis and Hitler are common in the mainst
Some treasure their big-screen TV or the lakeside view at their summer cabin.
R & R: Republicans and retirees
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- No, that isn't rock 'n' roll, or rest and recreation, it's Republicans and retirees. Which is largely a redundancy but ever more South Carolina's political profile. The moment that foreshadowed the state's new course: Strom Thurmond stalking out of the 1948 Democratic convention, leading the Dixiecrat children to a new promised land -- a GOP Sunbelt.
A way to help state's nongame critters
In this scene of winter white what does the mental image of basking butterflies do for you? While you probably can't head to Mexico, you can make this image become reality by contributing to the DNR Nongame Wildlife Program and receiving its newest poster titled "Butterfly Garden!"
DNR offers split season on crows
In response to requests from varmint hunters, a new split crow hunting season takes effect for the first time March 1, according to the DNR.
BRAINERD/NISSWA -- Walleyes and pike are still on the prowl on the north end of Gull Lake. Jumbo perch also are active on the lake in 20 to 25 feet of water.
North Country calendar
February -- 16-20 -- Duluth Boat, Sport and Travel Show, Civic Center
Bass fishing rides tide of money, popularity
CLEWISTON, Fla. -- In sports-obsessed America, the latest heroes don't run with the pigskin, swing for the fences or play above the rim. In fact, the most athletic move most ever make is unhitching the boat from the pickup.
Vince Meyer has joined The Brainerd Dispatch as outdoors editor.
DNR electronic licenses go on line Sunday
WINONA (AP) -- A new computerized system for selling hunting, fishing and other licenses goes online in Minnesota retail outlets beginning Sunday.
New look, new title change Jarrett's outlook
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Dale Jarrett lost the mustache. That was the easy part.
Earnhardt picks a winner, stays on top in IROC
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- For the first time this week, Dale Earnhardt climbed into a car that felt like a winner.
Bodine survives fiery Daytona crash
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The biggest victory of Mike Wallace's career probably won't be remembered as much more than a footnote to a frightening, fiery crash.
Foyt brings his expertise to NASCAR
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A. J. Foyt is digging into his briefcase. Dig, dig, dig. He is searching for a clear plastic surgical bag.
Elliott posts rare win at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Once the darling of Winston Cup racing, Bill Elliott found a victory lane at Daytona International Speedway for the first time in eight years Thursday, when he won his half of the Gatorade Twin 125-Mile Qualifying races. And it was Ricky Rudd, winning at the track for the first time in his 23-year career, in the other half.
Pruett makes all the right moves
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Scott Pruett is a racer who keeps making moves that appear ill-advised.
Roster woes worry visiting Vikings
Brainerd High School students received extra excitement Friday at a mid-morning pep fest.
Gophers show fire
MINNEAPOLIS -- Illinois coach Lon Kruger cringed when he saw the Minnesota Golden Gophers had suspended their star center, 7-foot-1 sophomore Joel Przybilla.
Coaches do a sales job for CLC
A college coach has to do numerous things well to build a program and keep it successful.
Several former Brainerd Warriors alpine skiers competed in a divisional race last weekend at Afton Alps.
CLC women fall to Spartans
Central Lakes College Raiders post Sarah Nagel missed a short jump shot in the lane Thursday as the first-half buzzer sounded.
Parents: Joel's days as a Gopher are over
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota coach Dan Monson said he wouldn't speculate about the future of Joel Przybilla, but the star center's parents confirmed their son will probably leave Minnesota and head for the NBA.
Pierz wins section
OGILVIE -- The no. 1 seeded Pierz Pioneers won the Section 6A team tournament Friday defeating no. 2 seeded Paynesville Bulldogs 39-24.
BAUDETTE (AP) -- Wendy Balsley struggled for more than three hours on Lake of the Woods just to reel in a fish.
PR-B stops Sebeka
PINE RIVER -- Class AA's no. 7 ranked Pine River-Backus Tigers defeated the Sebeka Trojans 75-52 in a Park Region Conference boys basketball game Friday.
Liftathon draws record lineup
A record 150 lifters will participate in the 10th annual Sertoma Sunrise Warrior Liftathon on Wednesday, March 1, and Thursday, March 2, at 3:30 p.m. both days in the Brainerd High School weight room.
Vikings still might release Cunningham
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have not ruled out the idea of cutting veteran quarterback Randall Cunningham, who recently refused to restructure his $28 million contract, the Star Tribune reported today.
Warriors can't stop Flyers' pesky guard
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers boys' basketball team had lost four of five games as Kendall Feia was out with a hernia injury.
An advantage? Warrior gymnasts have been there before in section
Being the defending Section 8AA champion is a benefit in the estimation of Brainerd Warriors gymnastics coach Dave Maras.
C-I-A beats Sauk Centre
CROSBY --The Crosby-Ironton Rangers boys' hockey team scored three goals in each of the first two periods enroute to a 6-4 non-conference triumph over the Sauk Centre Mainstreeters on Friday night.
Brakke sees section meet as tuneup for Warriors
With a 3-10 overall record entering this weekend's Section 8, Class 3A team wrestling tournament Brainerd Warriors coach Bob Brakke doesn't shy away from the facts.
Warrior boys claim title
WILLMAR -- For the fifth time in school history the Brainerd Warriors boys' hockey team won or tied for the Central Lakes Conference championship by beating the Willmar Cardinals 4-0 Friday night.
Monson shows he means business
MINNEAPOLIS -- Joel Przybilla was Clem Haskins' kind of guy.
Boys Basketball -- Brainerd at Mankato West 3 p.m. -- Little Falls at Bemidji 7:30 p.m.
TEAM -- Shep's on 6th 3, Country Kitchen 1; Terry Hines Drywall 3, Versa Vend Vending Inc. 1; Hidden Paradise Resort 3, Total Yard Care 1; Abrahamson Contractors 4, Bye 0; Simonson Lumber 3, Sportland Hot Shots 1; Thompson Concrete 3, City Looks 1.
W-DC's Stearns collects 100th point
WADENA -- Junior Andrew Stearns scored his 100th career point to help the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines boys' hockey team defeat the Little Falls Flyers 6-5 in non-conference play Thursday.
Stumvoll overcomes equipment failure to place 3rd
BIWABIK -- Sometimes it pays to be in the right place at the right time.
Northway fails to finish at state
BIWABIK -- Brainerd Warriors senior Riant Northway did not finish his two runs Thursday at the state alpine ski meet at Giants Ridge.
Laposky scores one grand, sparks PR-B
PINE RIVER -- Sarah Laposky scored the 1,000th point of her high school career to help the Pine River-Backus girls' basketball team defeat the Isle Indians 69-30 in non-conference action Friday.
Laposky's 40 points pace Pine River-Backus
PINE RIVER -- Sarah Laposky scored 40 points to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers to a 93-41 defeat of the Verndale Pirates girls' basketball team in Park Region Conference action Thursday.
Rebound deficit dooms Warriors
The shortest starter for the Sartell Sabres girls' basketball team was 5-foot-10, while the Brainerd Warriors' tallest player stood just 5-11 and that made the difference Friday night at the Brainerd High School gym.
BHS loses 6th straight
LITTLE FALLS -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team needs a break. More specifically, the Warriors need a win.
North Dakota routs Bulldogs
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Bryan Lundbohm and Jeff Panzer each scored two goals as North Dakota routed Minnesota-Duluth 10-0 Friday night.
Local sports shorts
Coaches meetings for the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department's summer softball leagues are scheduled Wednesday at the Brainerd Public Utilities Building, 1151 Highland Scenic Dr. S., Baxter.
Raider men sweep Fergus Falls
The brooms made an appearance at the Central Lakes College gym Thursday night.
Last week, Internet providers EarthLink Network and MindSpring Enterprises combined as EarthLink Inc. MindSpring spokesman Ed Hansen said its nearly 1.3 million customers won't see any shift in their service right away and will ''never'' have to change their mindspring.com e-mail addresses.
Your portal's a Web site to your home
The Internet can be a confusing, anonymous place for the novice. Which of the millions of pages do you start browsing? Where do you buy a car? Shop for a vacation? Should you bank online, or open a brokerage account? Take a flyer on an auction? Set up an online e-mail account?
Even hacker denounces Web attackers
This week's attacks on a number of popular Web sites have prompted hand-wringing by security experts, law enforcement and millions of Internet users.
Organization moves to curb hate groups on Web
A Long Island, N.Y., organization has taken another step toward ridding the Internet of hate material, persuading online auctioneer eBay to restrict the sale of hate-group memorabilia.
Click and find your perfect presidential partner
With the same eerily vague accuracy as a Cosmo sex quiz, ''The Dating Game'' or a Magic 8-Ball, the Internet offers surveys designed to help voters forge a love connection with a presidential candidate.
Hacker theories abound
While the FBI and other investigators search for the culprits of this week's cyber-attacks against popular Web sites such as Yahoo and eBay, legions of computer enthusiasts, armchair gumshoes, hackers and conspiracy theorists are having no trouble proposing leads of their own.
Nose-cessity is the mother of invention
The trick to building a good electronic nose, says University of Connecticut chemistry professor Gregory Allen Sotzing, is getting it to pass the Starkist test.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 22 21 sno -- Albuquerque 53 34 cdy -- Amarillo 46 21 cdy
From Great Lakes to Delta, broad winter storm packs punch
A broad, muscular winter storm carried severe, sometimes deadly conditions into the Midwest and Northeast, shutting schools and stranding travelers as it brought coatings of snow, sleet and rain.
Around the world
Amsterdam 45 34 cdy -- Athens 62 51 cdy -- Auckland 73 64 cdy
Tonight...Clearing. Lows zero to 5 below. Light winds.
Partly sunny. Highs around 30. Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
Weather drawing by Scott Schilling of Mrs. Timmons' second-grade class at Riverside school.
Ice fishing season
Weather drawing by Mitch Ohman of Mrs. Gardner's fifth grade class at Lowell school.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 23 9 sno
Around the world
Amsterdam 45 34 cdy
Around the region
Alexandria 21 18 .00
Best tip about tipping: Come right out and ask
DEAR ABBY: When my husband and I stay at a bed-and-breakfast inn, the price is exorbitant -- $250 a night. I feel we should not have to leave a tip. They are well paid. My husband says we are obligated to leave a tip, despite the price of the stay. Is that true?
Names and faces
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jerry Lewis says he's sorry -- sort of.
Pillager first-semester honor roll
A Honor Roll 4.0 -- Grade 7 -- Peter Fredman.
C-I High second-quarter roll
Grade 10 -- A Honor Roll -- Jerome Borden, Bryan Brown, Kenneth Gillette, Brian Kirzeder, Stephanie Knolls, David Midthun, Heidi Myogeto, Erika Ogard, Mtthew Patton, Guy Peterson, Jacqueline Steinke, Blake Turner, Jared Wasserzieher, David Williams.
Franklin teachers found a special treat on Valentine's Day in our lounge. A thoughtful group of mothers baked delicious ba
Brooke Glover and Jason G. Woodhouse announce their engagement. Parents are Terry and Leah Glover and Gene and Rachel Woodhouse, all of Red Wing.
Patricia Fitzpatrick and Paul Parsons Jr. announce their engagement. Parents are John and Arlene Fitzpatrick, Brainerd, and Paul and Cheryl Parsons, Clay, N.Y. An April 29 wedding is planned at Brainerd Holiday Inn.
Keep curious cats in check
Dear Heloise: I am a great cat lover, and since things around the house can seriously hurt cats, I have listed some:
WASHINGTON -- As she leisurely picked through the racks of shiny shirts at the mall, Allison Parver, 17, was confident she wouldn't miss out on any social gatherings that night: Her sleek, black cellular phone would keep her in the loop.
Iva Bickford Hamilton will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Deerwood Township Hall with a 6 p.m. dinner to follow at White Hawk, located on County Road 10 on the east shore of Bay Lake.
Lia Noelle Zak and John Wyatt Rieke were married on June 5, 1999, at First Presbyterian Church of Brainerd with Pastor Ron Green officiating.
For college, name your price
John Hull got his college applications in early, just as guidance counselors advise, but the high school senior wasn't entirely satisfied with the reward for his promptness. Into his mailbox in southwest Virginia, the postal carrier deposited offers from private colleges of partial scholarships, enough to cover only a portion of tuition and nothing for room and board.
Carol Weiland and Bill Hooper announce their engagement. Parents are Judith Rogge, Merrifield, Herbert "Bud" Weiland, Esko, and Harry and Marty Hooper, Brainerd. A May 27 wedding is planned at The Old Waterfall.
Thanks to The Nisswa Women of Today for your generous donation to the Crisis Line. The Fashion Show and Dinner was truly another delightful event. Thanks again for choosing our local 24 hour Crisis Line and Referral Service, which has faithfully served our community for the past 12 years.
New traditions, classic etiquette combine for 'perfect' wedding
We've got news for all those brides and grooms planning the perfect wedding this year: There's no such thing.
Stacy Speed and Michael Lilya announce their engagement. Parents are Merle and Ramona Speed, Brainerd, and William and Gayle Lilya, Virginia. A May 20 wedding is planned in Stillwater.
Don't eat just any old fruit
The message is everywhere: cut down on fat and get more fiber, as much as 20 to 30 grams a day. Eating a diet rich in fiber has been shown to help lower the level of cholesterol in the blood and therefore reduce the risk of heart disease. Fiber also helps lower the risk of colorectal cancer.
Doris Skarloken will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Feb. 27 at her home.
Mississippi Horizons first-semester honor roll
September -- Kelsey Beutz, Collin Rehnblom, Derrick Maske, Chris Woodard, Erin Masimore, Mike Reiner, Krista Cosert, Julie Williams, Janelle Huss, Sam Nesheim.
7 p.m. second Thursday at Brainerd Elks Club (ages 21-39). Call: 829-3316 or 828-9598.
Four generations recently gathered were Cody Allen Gallagher, son; Michelle Gallagher, mother; Janice Vogt, grandmother; and Madonna Collins, great-grandmother.
Wife thinks girlie calendar outdated
DEAR ABBY: Here we go again. Besides being disrespectful, could it be construed as sexual harassment when a business establishment that caters to men and women hangs a calendar depicting nude or almost nude women in a conspicuous place?
Five generations recently gathered were Mason Scott Kline, son; Eric Kline, father, Lakeville; Carrie (Sandberg) Kline, grandmother, Pequot Lakes; Judy (Wynn) Sandberg, great-grandmother, Pine River; and Katie Wynn, great-great-grandmother, Pine River.
A wedding and bridal show extravaganza is set in Little Falls today as a fund raiser.
Child in need
Adults who come to the Kinship offices often have many questions about what to expect when they are matched with children from the community.
Washington Middle School announces first-semester honor roll
The following students from Washington Middle School were named to the first semester honor roll:
Melissa Jo Hofer and Kyle Allen Bahls were married Oct. 9, 1999, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Staples with Father Lauren Germann officiating.
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Lorraine Maier will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house and dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Eagles Club in Brainerd. No gifts please.
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