Subaru's Impreza RS: Don't judge this one by its looks
I ''designed'' such cars as a teen-ager. They had hoods with humongous scoops, headlamps large enough to serve as searchlights, and exaggerated wings on their rears. They were such obvious works of reluctantly virginal youth, the only things missing from their bodies were pimples.
Car of the future
WASHINGTON -- In the race to develop a family-sized car that gets 80 miles per gallon, DaimlerChrysler Corp. will make a trade-off: concentrating on producing an affordable sedan consumers can buy sooner rather than wringing the final bit of fuel efficiency before going to market.
Perfect piece of nostalgia
FERGUS FALLS (AP) -- Mark Morrissette spent nearly four years looking for the perfect piece of nostalgia to add to his store. The manager of Champion Auto Store in Fergus Falls found it in one of the most unlikely places: behind a chicken coop on a farm in Brandon.
Meatless minestrone low in fat, high in protein
Beans are both vegetable and protein, the only food that falls into two groups on the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. They're low in fat and calories and rich in vitamins and minerals.
Add color to Mardi Gras by making Buttery King Cake
Mardi Gras is fast approaching, and woe to the one who found the treasure in the King Cake last year. For it is he or she, according to custom, who bakes the cake for this year's pre-Lenten bash.
Here's the cool story behind iceberg lettuce
NEW YORK (AP) -- Iceberg lettuce is as much a part of America's kitchens as sliced bread.
Serve venison for breakfast
Do you have venison in your freezer and want an idea of how to serve it for breakfast steak?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 77, a year ago 112.
BURGLARY -- Nancy Gillespie, Deerwood, reported Friday a burglary at her residence.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 197, a year ago 83.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday hogs: 900.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 400.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County Court:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
Everyone is beatable at Match Play -- and then there's Tiger
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) -- If there was one theme players kept repeating heading into the Match Play Championship, it was that any one of the world's top 64 golfers could beat any other on any given day.
After walking parade, this llama was thirsty
It shouldn't be surprising that a participant in the Nisswa Winter Jubilee parade Saturday would stop in for a beer or a hot toddy at The Stube in downtown Nisswa.
Civil War cannons make Litchfield hall a tourist attraction
LITCHFIELD (AP) -- The old saw that the best place to hide a treasure is right in plain sight proved itself true in Litchfield for almost 85 years.
Family Safety Network director hired in Cass
Family Safety Network, a domestic violence advocacy program for Cass County, recently hired an executive director, Shannon Pfeiffer.
Fitness course is anything but basic
LOS ANGELES -- Some of their fathers may have considered going to Canada to avoid it. Or going AWOL to end it.
Jaycee's annual Jubilee brings people outside to watch parade, build snow sculptures
NISSWA -- The snow goddesses must have been looking down favorably on the Nisswa Jaycees last week, dumping almost a foot of powdery snow just in time for the Nisswa Winter Jubilee's snow sculpture contest.
Area health briefs
The Crow Wing County Health Department will hold a Child and Teen Checkup/Early Childhood Screening clinic from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, and noon to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in Brainerd.
Garrison Lions clubs sponsoring $1,000 scholarships for 12 seniors
GARRISON -- Garrison Dollars for Scholars sponsored by the Garrison Lions/Garrison Mille Lacs Lake Lions Clubs of Garrison will offer 12 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors graduating in 2000.
Newest teachers need mentor to lean on
The classroom that greeted new teacher Kimberly Ferson on her first week of work was just four walls, rolled-up carpets and boxes in the middle of the floor.
Singles group to mark leap year in Pierz
PIERZ -- The Little Falls Single Connection will mark leap year with a Sadie Hawkins auction at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Pierz Bar and Legion.
Despite bad knee, Pierz's Kimman reaches milestone
PIERZ -- Cyndi Kimman's knee problem is like a bad cold that just won't go away.
Aitkin girls hopeful as they prepare for tough road to playoffs
AITKIN -- Nothing would be better for the Aitkin Gobblers girls' basketball team than to avenge a loss from earlier this season.
CROSBY -- The Cuyuna Range Women's Club will hold its annual card party at 1:30 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church Hall, Crosby.
GARRISON -- The Garrison Lions/Garrison Mille Lacs Lake Lions Club celebrated Valentine's Day by hosting the governor's official visitation dinner to the clubs for 5M9 District Gov. Eldon Bergman and his wife Vi.
Deerwood Lakes Lions Club offers scholarships to C-I, Brainerd students
DEERWOOD -- The Deerwood Lakes Lions Club has announced its annual scholarship program for seniors at Brainerd and Crosby-Ironton high schools.
Stearns' intensity earns him 100th career point for W-DC
WADENA -- Andrew Stearns has two personalities: one for hockey and another for life.
Norwegians experience pheasant hunt
CUSHING -- Col. Arild Ostreng, a senior training coordinator for the Norwegian Home Guard, described this experience as something he will remember the rest of his life.
WALKER -- The Cass County Transportation Program for the Elderly held its annual meeting and elections Feb. 8 in Walker.
CLC students travel to St. Paul, meet secretary of state for citizenship day
Minnesota Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer met with students from Central Lakes College on Feb. 16. The students were in St. Paul as part of a citizenship day organized by the college.
Discussion continues on CR160
The question is still up in the air on who will take over County Road 160 in Baxter.
Unicameral proposal survives in close vote
ST. PAUL -- Opponents of a unicameral Legislature are giving Gov. Jesse Ventura and other supporters another chance to explain why the issue should appear on the November ballot.
Annexation proposals advance
The Brainerd City Council Tuesday moved forward with three property annexation ordinances.
New county planning administrator plans to take a look at township zoning
With all the zoning changes occurring in Crow Wing County -- Dean Williams, county zoning administrator, told the Crow Wing County Board Tuesday that he plans to meet with the planning commission Friday to relook at zoning.
State about ready to begin negotiations over joint powers' Essential Health Plan
As of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Essential Health Plan was the only request submitted to the state under the Prepaid Medical Assistance Program regulations.
County shows drop in number of residents on welfare assistance
The number of residents who are on welfare assistance in Crow Wing County has dropped since 1998.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Three Brainerd Golden Glovers earned trips to the Upper Midwest Tournament in Minneapolis March 7-9 with impressive triumphs in Region 4 Tournament. Winning their first regional crowns are Kyle Dean (147), Chris Kelm (156) and Jim Crawford (165).
Schools close, flights canceled because of fog
Schools closed and flights were canceled as dense fog blanketed the southern half of Minnesota today.
Area news briefs
Brainerd Mayor James Wallin proclaimed today Bill Baker Day to commemorate the Brainerd physician's participation on the gold-medal winning 1980 USA Olympic men's hockey team.
House waiting before acting on tax rebate
The sequel to the 1999 sales tax rebate is idling in the House Tax Committee.
The Crow Wing County Board story on Enhanced 911 on Page 2A Wednesday inaccurately reported townships' costs for signs. Townships can budget for house signs in 2001, but Crow Wing County will not reimburse the money.
High school band offers concert
The Brainerd High School instrumental music program will present its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Tornstrom Auditorium.
Fire heavily damages Brainerd house
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a fire Tuesday afternoon at 616 First Ave. N. The fire, which started in the area of the basement near the back steps, caused an estimated $35,000 in damage, the fire department reported. The house is rented by Amy Voss. No one was home at the time of the fire. The cause is under investigation. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
911 sign costs may go to townships
Townships in Crow Wing County may have to pay the initial cost for Enhanced 911 signs.
Peeling the onion
Crow Wing County's proposed tower ordinance may well resemble a giant onion, and peeling each language layer reveals another layer beneath.
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls School Board has set special meetings for 4:45 p.m. Monday and 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center of Lindbergh Elementary school to discuss budget reductions.
Authorities: Jeep may have new license plate
LONG PRAIRIE (AP) -- An abusive husband believed to have kidnapped his estranged wife before escaping in a Jeep may have changed the vehicle's license plate, authorities said.
Senate panel endorses natural resources package
ST. PAUL -- Increased hunting and fishing license fees were paired Wednesday with lottery money to increase funding for natural resources.
Son appeals for father to turn himself n
LONG PRAIRIE (AP) -- On the same day an abusive husband was charged with kidnapping his wife three days after her disappearance, the couple's son made a public plea for his father to turn himself in.
Minnesota Power will hold a power outage from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Police search for suspect in fatal shooting in Duluth
DULUTH (AP) -- A former Chicago man was charged with fatally shooting a 19-year-old man and wounding another man.
U of M investigation cost $2.2 million
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota spent $2.2 million to investigate allegations of academic fraud in the men's basketball program and alleged sexual misconduct by male athletes.
Everything went right after so much had gone wrong.
Flights canceled due to fogginess
Mesaba's 10 a.m. and noon flights out of Brainerd today were canceled because of poor visibility, making a total of five such cancellations this week because of dense fog in the Brainerd area. The earlier cancellations were all morning flights.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Peer pressure -- the kind that encourages student athletes to drink or use drugs, sparked a Brainerd School Board decision to dramatically change its athletic suspension policy.
Senate rejects Minn confirmation
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Senate overwhelmingly rejected the confirmation of Steve Minn today as head of the merged departments of Commerce and Public Service, immediately removing him from office.
Villa works on accord
PIERZ -- A nursing home strike in Pierz that began three months ago may be nearing the end.
Bus crashes, schools close, flights canceled due to fog
Many schools started late or canceled classes again today as heavy fog covered parts of Minnesota.
Moe: Senate vote to oust Minn will come Thursday
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe says a Senate vote will come Thursday to remove Commerce Commissioner Steve Minn.
Oberstar, group seek route to more flights out of city
More options for passengers who fly in and out of Brainerd is the objective of a group of tourism and business representatives who met Wednesday with U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn.
2 die in pair of crashes
LITTLE FALLS -- Two people were killed in separate traffic collisions Tuesday in Morrison County, the State Patrol reported.
bile will run through Friday. Call Red Cross Bloodmobile coordinator Dee Severson at 829-3485 to make an appointment. (Dispatch Photo by Jodie Tweed)
They're still biting
NISSWA -- Traditionally this is the time of the ice fishing season when the northern pike bite slows and panfish start hitting. That pattern may emerge again this year, but don't put away your tip-ups or spears just yet.
Committees can have a way of getting out of hand, just ask a Crow Wing County commissioner.
Happenings Wednesday at the Minnesota Capitol:
Tribal members take over council chambers
AGENCY VILLAGE, S.D. (AP) -- Some Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux tribal members barricaded themselves in the tribal council building at Agency Village, according to reports today.
Latest effort to boost airline fares falls flat
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- The latest effort by airlines to boost fares by up to $30 per round trip has stalled, with several airlines declining to go along with the move.
Rose isn't worried
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pete Rose, as always, is thinking positively, not worried that Bud Selig might have already decided to reject his petition for reinstatement.
McSorely set for hearing after attack
NEW YORK (AP) -- Marty McSorley is waiting to find out how long he will be banished for his brutal stick attack of Donald Brashear. After that, he might have to answer to Vancouver police.
Ricky Williams jailed briefly for traffic ticket
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Ricky Williams of the New Orleans Saints spent two hours in jail Monday night after failing to sign a traffic ticket.
THE BIG CAT IS BACK
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. --In a back field at the Braves' training site in the world of Disney, Andres Galarraga began to write a happy ending to his tearful tale. All baseball smiled when Galarraga swung a bat for the first time in 16 months last week. The legendarily upbeat Galarraga had spent the past year battling cancer; yet it was like he'd never been away. His patented, full-face grin was constant, his torso robust, his swing as quick as ever.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- The second day of spring training for the Twins saw three more position players trickle into the clubhouse, while the pitchers and catchers finished another solid workout under the sun.
Strawberry might be at end of the line
TAMPA, Fla. -- Darryl Strawberry was ordered off the field while participating in a New York Yankee workout Wednesday, but he faces a stiffer discipline either Thursday or Friday.
Teammate hopes for apology from Rocker
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Randall Simon isn't sure if he'll be playing for the Atlanta Braves this season. His possible departure has nothing to do with John Rocker, however.
Duke wins fourth straight ACC tilte
Duke clinched its fourth straight Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title, then offered apologies to its preseason doubters.
Spring training notes
''I'm not going to have a daily log on what's going on between Radke and me,'' Ryan said Wednesday at Minnesota's spring training facility. ''I think it's time for those things to go by the wayside, and now seems to be the right time.''
Strawberry in trouble; he fails drug test
TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees outfielder Darryl Strawberry is in trouble again, and could face another drug-related suspension after it was revealed Tuesday that he tested positive for cocaine in January.
Diamondbacks believe move to AL might be inevitable
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- There is a growing feeling among the Arizona Diamondbacks that a move to the American League next season might be inevitable.
Loretta B. Klinker
RICE -- Loretta B. Klinker, 96, Rice, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Foley Nursing Home of Foley.
Margaret 'Peg' Heebink
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Margaret "Peg" Heebink, 91, Albuquerque, N.M., died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at her home.
James V. Lundbohm
AITKIN -- James Victor Lundbohm, 74, Aitkin, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Riverwood Extended Care in Aitkin.
Ruth A. Braulick
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Ruth Arleen Braulick, 74, San Antonio, Texas, former summer resident of the Brainerd lakes area, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.
CUSHING -- Mary Allen, 64, Cushing, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital of Minneapolis.
Clifford H. Williams
LITTLE FALLS -- Clifford H. Williams, 76, Little Falls, died today, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center of St. Cloud.
LITTLE FALLS -- Wallace Sipe, 91, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Lutheran Care Center of Little Falls.
CUSHING -- Mary Allen, 64, Cushing, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Wallace A. Sipe
LITTLE FALLS -- Wallace A. Sipe, 91, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Lutheran Care Center of Little Falls.
Roy L. Holmes
LOWELLVILLE, Ohio -- Roy Larry Holmes, 48, Lowellville, Ohio, formerly of Brainerd, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000.
FORT RIPLEY -- Peter Petrikat, 52, Fort Ripley, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, as the result of a traffic accident.
Jessica R. Keehr-Dosh
FREEDHEM -- Jessica R. Keehr-Dosh, 23, Freedhem, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, as the result of a traffic accident.
PIERZ -- Jessica Keehr-Dosh, 23, Pierz, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, died as a result of a traffic accident.
Tax system is too complicated
Tax-cut proposals are flying fast and furiously these days. Each of the four leading presidential contenders has endorsed some combination of income tax-rate cuts and targeted subsidies for health, education, retirement saving, small business, farmers, married couples, nonprofit institutions, seniors or research and development. Congress and the administration are floating similar ideas.
Fudging on the First Amendment
WASHINGTON--No one invokes the sanctity of the First Amendment more often and more passionately than the media. When music companies are criticized for purveying the most repulsive misogynistic rap lyrics, they hoist the First Amendment flag. When newspaper reporters who've given confidentiality pledges refuse to testify about their sources, the flag is run up again.
New revolution possible for Iran
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times:
When the speed limit was increased to 65 mph on interstate highways a few years ago, everyone was told that this was a no tolerance speed limit. T
Checks and balances are key elements of the democratic system. Without them, there would be little, if any, incentive for various parts of government to hold one another accountable.
McCain's double message
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Washington Post:
Wanted:Teachers - Dispatch Editorial
Will the last teacher leaving the classroom please wipe the blackboard clean?
On February 6, 2000, The Dispatch misreported what I said about water fluoridation.
McCain's turnout is GOP turnoff
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- George W. Bush may have hit only a bump in the road at the beginning of this month when he lost New Hampshire, but his defeat in Michigan suggests that this time he has broken an axle.
Carelli got his wish -- survival
Rick Carelli knew he might die when he felt the warm blood flowing from his ears.
What a team!
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Richard and Maurice Petty. David Pearson and Leonard Wood. Jeff Gordon and Ray Evernham.
Winston Cup schedule
The NASCAR Winston Cup schedule, winners in parenthesis, and driver point standings:
Outdoor skating rinks in Brainerd closed for the season Tuesday due to warm weather and poor ice conditions.
As Mabon goes, so goes the CLC men's team
The success of the Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team has paralleled the success of freshman wing Dwayne Mabon.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
If Aron Stumvoll were an engine he would have 440 cubic inches and eight cylinders.
Warrior gymnasts hope they're on the beam
There is a saying in gymnastics which Amanda Rau believes wholeheartedly: "Whoever wins the balance beam, wins the meet."
Hines, McCulloch lead wrestlers to state
State-ranked wrestlers Preston Hines and Trevor McCulloch lead the Brainerd Warriors into the Section 8, Class 3A individual tournament at Bemidji High School this weekend.
Pine River-Backus ends Red Lake's 20-game win streak
RED LAKE --The Pine River-Backus Tigers ended the Red Lake Warriors 20-game unbeaten streak as Joe Bueckers hit a three-pointer with five seconds left for a 68-67 victory before a capacity crowd Tuesday.
Webster sparks Staples-Motley
STAPLES -- Staples-Motley Cardinals senior Shannon Webster was on fire.
While Brainerd head coach Brad Amundson was not in the building Tuesday night, he still made a big contribution in the Warriors' 64-57 win over St. Cloud Tech.
Players show up eager and early for Twins spring training
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Twins' general manager Terry Ryan said he was encouraged that so many players had arrived at spring training several days before the team's first mandatory full-team workout.
Milton ready to help Twins back to respectability
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Eric Milton displayed flashes of brilliance last year -- highlighted by his Sept. 11 no-hitter against the Anaheim Angels -- in emerging as the Twins' second-best pitcher behind ace Brad Radke.
McSorley gets harshest penalty in NHL history
NEW YORK (AP) -- Marty McSorley will have lots of time to ponder what he did to Donald Brashear.
Marshall eliminates Pequot boys' hockey team
MARSHALL -- The sixth-seeded Marshall Tigers eliminated the No. 11 Pequot Lakes Patriots 10-3 in the opening round of the Section 4A boys' hockey tournament Tuesday.
Warm spell shortens race
HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) -- The spring-like weather that is producing rain and temperatures in the 50s in northern Wisconsin has forced organizers of North America's largest cross-country ski event to shorten Saturday's race.
BHS beats Tech to end slump
Relief was about as prevalent an emotion as happiness for the Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team Tuesday night.
In state opener, Raiders will be seeing selves
When comparing the Central Lakes College women's basketball team and Ridgewater (Willmar), one word is very appropriate -- similar.
Timberwolves' supporting cast comes through
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders wants to rely less on Kevin Garnett and more on his teammates.
VALCOURT, QUEBEC, CANADA -- Amanda Johnson of Aitkin placed third on her Polaris in the Pro Women's final during the World Snowmobile Association Snocross Worldwide Championship Grand Prix de Velcourt on Sunday.
Area events Thursday
Warriors' boy hockey team enjoys strong year
In each of the last three decades at least one banner season has unfolded for the Brainerd Warriors boys' hockey team.
Spartans open up one-game lead in Big Ten race
Michigan State has opened up a one-game lead over Ohio State and Purdue in the Big Ten men's basketball race.
PR-B trims Rangers
PINE RIVER -- Sarah Laposki scored 24 points to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers girls basketball team over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 76-51 in non-conference action Tuesday night.
Freshman foils Gophers
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- One positive thing that Seton Hall can point to as it closes out its regular season is the development of 6-foot-11 freshman center Samuel Dalembert.
Sertich stepping down at UMD
DULUTH (AP) -- Minnesota-Duluth men's hockey coach Mike Sertich plans to resign at the end of the season, ending a career that included three regular-season WCHA titles and four berths in the NCAA playoffs.
BHS swimmers face Alex dominance
In the last three years the Brainerd Warriors boys' swimming and diving team has won 26 of 29 dual meets. Its only losses have been to perennial state power Alexandria.
Floor hockey seniors finish strong
Two of the cornerstones of the Brainerd Warriors adapted floor hockey program went out with grace and dignity in the final home game of their careers Tuesday.
Fine Arts Student of the Week
Dana Moore is one of those brainy types who can turn a sow's ear into a silk purse with words, regardless of the subject.
Just For Kix groups compete
Three Brainerd Just For Kix groups recently competed in a dance competition at Moorhead High School.
'Whole Nine Yards' wins tight box office fight
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The hitman spoof ''The Whole Nine Yards'' inched its way to a top box-office debut, taking in $15.9 million over the four-day Presidents Day weekend.
Wisconsin writer related to famed author
LA GRANGE, Wis. -- For the writer in search of seclusion, this township of cattle and corn will answer the call. An hour's drive southwest of Milwaukee, it's a back road off a back road off a narrow highway.
A cappella quartet from Denmark to perform in Brainerd
The Lakes Area Concert Association's season resumes this weekend with Vox P, an a cappella quartet that hails from Denmark.
The Jerome Foundation of St. Paul will award $90,000 in grants -- some individual awards as much as $20,000 -- to emerging film and video, online or interactive media artists. Deadline for applications is May 15.
It's a good news, bad news situation
Brainerd boosters can take heart in knowing that NBC News will feature the town and some of its residents in an hourlong prime time documentary this spring.
Kind words for unhappy child came when they were needed
DEAR ABBY: As I climbed the stairs to the front door one day, I got a funny feeling. When I opened the door, I knew that something had happened. I ran to the bedroom closet and jerked the door open. All of my father's shoes were gone, and so was he! No one had said anything to me about his leaving.
'Whole Nine Yards' has many reasons to fail, but it doesn't
Bruce Willis? Often annoying. Matthew Perry? Often extremely annoying. Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry together in the same film? Surprise: VERY entertaining.
'Pitch Black' pitches great visuals, far-fetched story line
"Pitch Black" will whet the appetites of science fiction fans who thirst for classy production values, dazzling special effects and a plot thick with human struggle.
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission. (Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold.):
Who wants to watch loony TV? Lots of people
NEW YORK -- Is it just me, or is TV extra loony of late?
Excerpt from 'The Plato Papers'
There was a cave, and the ground sloped downwards. I sensed the smell of that which was neither living nor dead. I believed that I could hear voices and I began walking towards the mouth of the cave. I admit to a slight sense of fear, but I submit that all of us share some horror of darkness. You tell me I was dreaming? This was no dream. I was as wakeful and as watchful as I have ever been.
Photography by Minneapolis artist on display at CLC gallery
The new exhibit in the Central Lakes College Art Gallery on the Brainerd campus features photographs by Minneapolis artist Laura Crosby.
Capsule of current movie releases
Opinions are by Los Angeles Times reviewers.
Vacationland figure skaters compete
Eleven figure skaters from Vacationland Figure Skating Club competed in the third annual Red River Valley International Classic in Moorhead recently.
Choral event to include audience
The Harmony Engineers has organized a choral event that is intended to entertain as well as raise money for student scholarships, the group announced this week.
For week of Feb. 24-March 1. Bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
'Noises Off' to be staged in Pequot
PEQUOT LAKES -- Greater Lakes Performing Arts will present "Noises Off" in four performances at the Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium, starting March 3.
Eddie Money to rock Grand Casino
ONAMIA -- One of the grand "old" men of rock and roll is returning to the lakes area this weekend for a couple of shows at Grand Casino Mille Lacs.
Canadian to perform in Nisswa
NISSWA -- Garnet Rogers will perform Friday, March 3, at the Nisswa Community Center as the second musical artist of the spring Grassroots Concerts series.
'Plato Papers' takes futuristic look into the present
With historical novels and biographies of Dickens, Blake and T.S. Eliot, the English writer Peter Ackroyd has devoted much of his writing to interpreting his country's cultural history in new and provocative ways.
'The Sopranos' Gandolfini stars in new short film
NEW YORK -- ''We had to go shoot a scene out on a boat yesterday,'' James Gandolfini is saying. It's the final scene for this season's ''The Sopranos,'' the HBO hit in which he stars as New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano.
Folk duo to perform in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- The Granary Girls, a folk duo featuring Patty Kakac and Jodi Ritter, will perform in the Little Falls House Concerts at 7 p.m. March 4 in the Black & White Hamburger Shop.
Teen-age girls have something to say
Carol Cassidy's "Girls in America: Their Stories, Their Words'' (TV Books, $25) is an eye-opening look at what is on the minds of America's teen-age girls.
Camp Knutson wins national recognition
WebMD presented its first Illuminator Award to Camp Knutson near Crosslake, owned by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, for its summer camps for families dealing with HIV/AIDS.
Crosslake Historical Society plans events for year 2000
CROSSLAKE -- The Crosslake Area Historical Society held its annual meeting recently at Birch Hill Inne.
End of Ebnet legacy in sight
PEQUOT LAKES -- Every dynasty must come to an end, but in Pequot Lakes athletics the Ebnet dynasty will continue for two more years.
Lakes area events
17th annual hardwater softball tournament, Saturday-Sunday, Zorbaz on Gull Lake.
Upcoming Pequot Lakes Community Education classes listed
PEQUOT LAKES -- The following Pequot Lakes Community Education classes will start in the next week to 10 days at Pequot Lakes School.
It's a curse, but words that once were bad are now considered oh, so cool
It used to be simple enough, setting limits on the language my children could use. I could banish words from their vocabularies simply because their use offended mom.
Lakes area news
NISSWA -- Grand View Lodge donated $12,000 to the Nisswa/Lake Shore First Responders to buy Automated External Defibrillators that will be used by first responders for cardiac arrest patients.
Special Delivery to deliver message in Crosslake
CROSSLAKE -- The wonders of Special Delivery will play tricks on the mind, but the message will clear up some of the "tricks" people miss every day.
Around the region
Alexandria 41 35 .30
I got a fish
Weather drawing by Mandy Turcotte of Mrs. Ahlers' third grade class at Lincoln school.
Tonight...Areas of fog. Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers late. Lows near 40. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight...Cloudy with a good chance of rain. Areas of fog. Lows in the middle to upper 30s. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Rain chance 50 percent.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 48 38 cdy
Around the world
Amsterdam 46 29 cdy
Around the world
Amsterdam 46 29 cdy
Weather drawing by Justin Petrie of Mrs. Sedlachek's second grade class at Lowell school.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 47 35 cdy
Around the region
Alexandria 50 27 .00
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