Nostalgia powers strong sales of Mustang
Nostalgia sells, and the Ford Mustang proves it.
Government finishing new air bag regulations
WASHINGTON -- Air bags must protect a ''family'' of dummies in new federal tests intended to prevent nearly all deaths from the inflating bags, according to final government regulations expected this month.
Twice is nice for owner of 1987 Ford Bronco II
Larry Goshey of Crosby purchased his 1987 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer edition not once but twice from the same dealer, Carney Middleton Ford in Crosby.
The Rev. Canon Steven Schaitberger, representing the Rt. Rev. James Jelenik, Episcopal bishop of Minnesota, will formally install the Rev. Glenn E. Derby as rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Schaitberger will also be the preacher. St. Paul's plans a gala installation liturgy. Many of the congregation will present Derby with gifts representing his ministry and many area clergy and Episcopal clergy from throughout the diocese have been invited to participate. The liturgy will be followed by a formal supper served in the undercroft.
Day four, the fog hangs low again today. Winter recedes. The dreary weather tends to depress me. An easy winter, but there's been much sickness, many problems, people struggling. ...
Presbyterians approve National Council of Churches bailout
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)
30-hour teen famine helps the hungry
Thirty area teens fasted for 30 hours last weekend to raise money for the hungry in famine-struck areas of the world, as part of a global "teen famine" event.
Man who can't read spends a year hand-copying the Bible
HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) -- It certainly would have been enough of a challenge if 64-year-old Truman Meredith had merely decided that he was going to hand-copy the entire Bible.
Figuring out what to do in life is tough decision for some
QUESTION: I'm 21 years old and still haven't figured out what I want to do with my life. How can I find an achievable goal and begin moving toward it?
Here's a consumer's guide to the Bible on the Web
There's plenty to be learned about the Bible among the World Wide Web's infinite pathways. But browsers beware. Some tips and cautions:
Small rise in U.S. church membership cited
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The 2000 edition of the ''Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches'' reports a cumulative U.S. church membership of 158.3 million as of 1998, an increase of 791,000 over 1997.
Homemade meatloaf meal sure to fill you up
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes with old-fashioned gravy and steamed vegetables -- what a great homemade substantial supper.
Cool spicy fries with sauces
Bread may be the staff of life, but potatoes can't be far behind. At least not since today's health-conscious generation has been reminded time and again that potatoes come from the earth fat-free and remain fat-free until they are ''dressed.''
$1 million recipe
SAN FRANCISCO -- This woman didn't need to play on a game show to win $1 million. All she had to do was bake.
When choosing food, taste takes the cake over everything else
What factor most dictates food choices: cost, nutritional concerns, taste, family food preference or time?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 229, a year ago 86.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 400.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 850.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 232, a year ago 72.
ASSAULT -- Vicki Liebeg, 26, Brainerd, reported she was assaulted Tuesday. A 30-year-old man was arrested for second-degree assault and gross misdemeanor interference with a 911 call.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
LITTLE FALLS -- The DNR responded to three grass fires Thursday in Morrison County.
School lunch menus
MONDAY -- B-Funnel cake, cheese or yogurt, fruit. L-Taco salad or tacos, soft pretzel, corn, pineapple chunks.
Walter D. Rohl, 76, Motley, and Florence I. Bean, 76, Pillager.
Duval and Doral: Both slimmed down
MIAMI -- David Duval and the Blue Monster course at Doral are a perfect fit this year. Both have toned down significantly.
Estate sales test the Internet
In the cutthroat world of estate sales, whoever gets in the door first nearly always snags the best stuff.
The housing feature on Feb. 25 misidentified the maker of log chairs in a kitchen photograph. The log chair makers are Mountain Pine Collections in Crosslake.
BAXTER -- Nor-son, Inc., in Baxter announces four employees recently received promotions.
Senior citizens can live independently in Staples
STAPLES -- A couple decades ago, senior citizens didn't have many housing options.
Isanti legislator arrested for criminal sexual conduct
ST. PAUL (AP) -- State Rep. Jim Rostberg was being held in the Isanti County jail today after he was arrested at the state Capitol on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct for allegedly having sex with a girl.
Advocates hold mock funeral for wolf on Capitol steps
ST. PAUL -- Wolf advocates held a mock funeral for the gray wolf Thursday at the Capitol, a day before lawmakers were to look at the issue of wolf management for the first time this year.
The 400 ramp meters that regulate traffic entering Twin Cities metro freeways are coming closer to being turned off -- at least briefly.
St. Cloud inmate awaiting sentence attempts suicide
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- A Stearns County jail prisoner awaiting sentencing for killing his girlfriend tried to kill himself and is in 24-hour lock-down.
Business leader John Thelen dies
Friends remembered a prominent Brainerd area businessman as a man with an uncanny vision and a desire to quietly help people.
AITKIN -- Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin was one of 21 hospitals to receive a grant through the state Rural Hospital Capital Improvement Grant program.
Some Minnesota Care clients must find new HMO
Minnesota Care clients served by Medica in Crow Wing County will need to find a new Health Maintenance Organization by early summer.
E-911 system nearly ready
The Crow Wing County Enhanced 911 addressing system is close to completion.
Businesses must keep tree buffer along 371 corridor
Before any commercial or industrial property owners clear-cut trees planted along Highway 371 north of Baxter, they better think twice.
I'm gonna break that record!
Julie Moran lifted 185 pounds in power clean competition and broke an all-time school record she had set minutes earlier during the annual Sertoma Sunrise Lift-A-Thon on Wednesday afternoon in Brainerd High School's weight room. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Walter Mondale endorses Gore for president
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale today endorsed Vice President Al Gore on WCCO Radio.
Crosby man convicted in 1997 Emily bank robbery
A Crosby man was found guilty Wednesday in Crow Wing County District Court on criminal charges resulting from the 1997 robbery of a bank in Emily.
Reform Party chairman responds to reports of sexual harassment settlements
ST. PAUL (AP) -- State Reform Party Chairman Rick McCluhan today questioned whether reports that he settled two sexual harassment lawsuits against him was someone's attempt to smear him or the Reform Party.
Triangle Store is held up at gunpoint
NISSWA -- Nisswa police responded to an armed robbery Wednesday night at the Triangle Store in Nisswa.
The Dispatch incorrectly reported in Thursday's Tempo section that Halie O'Ryan, an Internet-radio broadcaster, once worked for KLIZ-The Power Loon rock radio station in Brainerd.
Upgrading deadly stretch
LITTLE FALLS -- Highway 371 from Little Falls to Camp Ripley is one of the deadliest stretches of road in the state.
MnDOT plans for Hwy. 210 tree replanting aired
BAXTER -- Several Baxter residents were angered last year when the towering jack pines along Highway 210 were toppled to make way for the highway improvement project.
Mild weather worries strawberry, maple syrup harvesters
DULUTH (AP) -- While Minnesotans have been basking in unusually warm weather, they're aware the cold could return suddenly.
Shortage of workers creating financial crisis for nursing homes
Caring for the sickest and frailest of elderly patients who live in nursing homes can be one of the most physically and emotionally draining jobs out there.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Despite strong objections from one alderman, salary increases of 17 percent over the next two years for City department heads and supervisors were approved by the City Council.
Indicators show economy strong
NEW YORK (AP) -- A key forecasting gauge rose a solid 0.3 percent in January to yet another record high, signaling that the nation's record economic expansion will continue well into the year.
Panel takes up GOP plan for income tax cuts
ST. PAUL -- An income tax plan -- a carbon copy of cuts approved last year -- won praise Thursday from business groups and criticism from a group tied to organized labor.
The Brainerd High School honor roll published on Page 4C Sunday inadvertently omitted Kory Kingsburg, a sophomore, from the B honor roll list.
Ex-Democratic fund-raiser Hsia convicted
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal jury today convicted former fund-raiser Maria Hsia of arranging more than $100,000 in illegal contributions to Democrats during the 1996 campaign in a case that examined her long-time ties to Vice President Al Gore.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Brainerd High School was recently recognized with a special award at the 1980 National Forensic League Speech and Debate Tournament. The award was for excellence in speech.
Study: Vitamin C pills linked to artery clogging
SAN DIEGO -- Vitamin C pills may speed up hardening of the arteries, researchers suggest in a new study they called a disturbing surprise.
Making schools secure
MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Laura Simons wants metal detectors, security cameras and teachers' aides added to the school where police say one first-grader fatally shot a 6-year-old classmate.
Palm debut is hot
The hottest Internet-age gadget is the Palm organizer, and Palm Inc. matched the feverish expectations of investors Thursday as its stock more than doubled on its first day of trading, giving the Santa Clara, Calif., company a market value of $53 billion that tops General Motors and Apple Computer.
From 'Peanuts' to 'South Park?'
SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- Charles Schulz left strict instructions that nobody else could draw ''Peanuts,'' and, days before he died, told one of his daughters that animated shows featuring Charlie Brown and the gang must end as well.
Bucs sign Randall McDaniel
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offensive line is getting a Minnesota Vikings look.
New Zealand makes history by defending the America's Cup
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) -- No one really believed New Zealand skipper Russell Coutts when he said he might hand the helm of Black Magic to his understudy during the America's Cup.
Rocker begins healing process
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- John Rocker invited Randall Simon to lunch Thursday. Call it a symbolic gesture in what will be an ongoing healing process for Rocker and his Atlanta Braves, a process that began with a 40-minute clubhouse meeting during which most of his teammates concluded that Rocker showed sincerity, humility and remorse for the problems he had created with his derogatory comments about gays, foreigners and minorities in Sports Illustrated.
He's back Rocker prepares to join Braves after suspension cut in half
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves are willing to forgive John Rocker. Can they forget?
High school wrestlers charged in brutal attack on teammate
TRUMBULL, Conn. (AP) -- High school wrestling is often about pain and endurance. The grueling practices, the struggle to meet a target body weight and the exhausting regimen of stair-climbing and weightlifting weed out the weak and the undisciplined.
Pitcher must prove himself to his Atlanta teammates first
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Braves get their star closer back today.
Oh, yeah, games, too
Mark McGwire homered, Andres Galarraga returned to the batter's box and the World Series champions nearly pulled off an incredible comeback.
ROYALTON -- Clara Meisenheimer, 78, Royalton, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Helmer 'Mick' Jones
PINE RIVER -- Helmer "Mick" Jones, 95, Pine River, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center.
Clarence C. Hildebrandt
Clarence C. Hildebrandt, 87, Brainerd, died today, Friday, March 3, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Anne R. Anderson
LITTLE FALLS -- Anne R. Anderson, 81, Little Falls, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
Ethel E. Peterson
CEDAR LAKE -- Ethel E. Peterson, 88, Cedar Lake near Upsala, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.
Virginia 'Ginger' Nyberg
AITKIN -- Virginia "Ginger" Nyberg, 60, Aitkin, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at her home.
NISSWA -- John Thelen, 69, Nisswa, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Allen B. Gordon
EMILY -- Allen B. Gordon, 75, Emily, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center of Crosby.
George W. Leese
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS -- George W. Leese, 71, Columbia Heights, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000.
Gary O. Wicklund
Gary O. Wicklund, 66, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at his home.
Harvey L. Pies
MAKINEN -- Harvey L. Pies, 58, Makinen, formerly of Pequot Lakes, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in Minneapolis.
Marguerite A. Imgrund
STAPLES -- Marguerite Annette Imgrund, 76, Staples, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Fred C. Johnston
Fred C. Johnston, 85, Brainerd, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Allen 'Buck' Gordon
EMILY -- Allen "Buck" Gordon, 75, Emily, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, of cancer at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center of Crosby.
ROYALTON -- Jeremy Gohl, 15, Royalton, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
WONDER LAKE, Ill. -- John Nutter, 64, Wonder Lake, Ill., died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at his home.
Linda K. Turner
GRAND RAPIDS -- Linda Kay Turner, 50, Grand Rapids, formerly of Crosby, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at her home.
Fred C. Johnston
Fred C. Johnston, 85, Brainerd, died today, Thursday, March 2, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Gary O. Wicklund
Gary O. Wicklund, 66, 1009 12th Ave. N.E., Brainerd, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at his home.
AITKIN -- Martha F. Carr, 94, Aitkin, died today, Friday, March 3, 2000, at Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
A sobering look at alcohol
Alcoholism/excessive drinking is a dishonorable practice among the people of the United States. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), "alcohol is typically found in the offender, victim, or both in about half of all homicides and serious assaults, as well as in a high percentage of sex-related crimes, robberies, and incidents of domestic violence." They determine that "13.8 million adult Americans have problems with drinking and that out of this number, 8.1 million are alcoholics."
With the price of petroleum products going through the roof wouldn't it be great if we had a few acres of legally grown hemp in our back yard?
Hello, Europe -- Kosovo calling
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times:
During election periods these questions are asked of pro-life campaigners, "What if the mother was raped or the mother is in danger? What if the child is unwanted?"
Rebuttal time - Dispatch Editorial
Minnesota has never had a governor who has been the media magnet that Gov. Jesse Ventura has proven to be, so it's not surprising new situations arise in his dealings with print and broadcast journalists.
The 'Millionaire' mess
My mother used to tell her four daughters that it was as easy to love a rich man as a poor one. Thanks to Darva Conger, another piece of homespun wisdom goes up in smoke.
One small step - Dispatch Editorial
We all know how difficult it is to get a bill through Congress. What's even tougher is, once the bill becomes law, to get lawmakers to change the law when it becomes outmoded.
Making the connection
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Washington Post:
Rudd settles into role as Yates' driver
LAS VEGAS -- Once Ricky Rudd's ego allowed him to take orders instead of give them, his pride gladly allowed him to accept paychecks instead of writing them.
Patience of CART veteran tested
HAMPTON, Ga. -- There wasn't a tool anywhere around the Atlanta Motor Speedway Monday that could help Doug Richert fix his driver's biggest problem frustration.
STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
MINNEAPOLIS --The Class 3A state wrestling tournament started well enough for Preston Hines and his Brainerd Warrior teammates, Andy Pickar and Trevor McCulloch.
Victory League meeting planned
The Victory League organizational meeting will be held upstairs of the Red Bull Bar Friday, March 10, at 7 p.m.
Pine River-Backus posts win
AITKIN -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers defeated the Aitkin Gobblers 72-57 in a non-conference boys' basketball game Thursday night.
Warriors' floor hockey team ends regular season with 6-2 triumph
APPLE VALLEY --The Brainerd Warriors adapted floor hockey team concluded the regular season with a 6-2 victory over Dakota United on Thursday.
Adult softball team registration
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department is accepting team registration for the 2000 summer softball season. Teams are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until the leagues are filled.
Breckenridge ends Staples-Motley season 67-54
BRECKENRIDGE -- The Breckenridge Cowgirls defeated the Staples-Motley Cardinals 67-54 in the opening round of the South Subsection 8AA tournament girls' basketball playoffs Thursday night.
Twins prepare for spring training opener
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- With two positions on the roster still considered wide open, the Minnesota Twins prepared to open their spring training exhibition season Thursday night at against the Boston Red Sox.
Renneke sparks Warriors
In the first two meetings between the third-seeded Brainerd Warriors and sixth-seeded St. Cloud Apollo Eagles the combined margin was only six points, with Brainerd winning both games.
Frosh dives like vet
MINNEAPOLIS -- Shaun Kennedy appears to have the poise of a more experienced diver.
Verndale hopes crushed 51-38
BARNESVILLE -- The 10th-seeded Verndale girls' basketball season came to an abrupt end Thursday night as the Pirates lost to the seventh-seeded Barnesville Trojans 51-38 in West Subsection 6, Class A playoffs Thursday.
For Raiders, half-second means the differencxe
MINNEAPOLIS -- A half-second is obviously not a long period of time.
Ferrier does the cracking this year
MINNEAPOLIS -- Just hearing the phrase "cracked sternum" would be enough to make most people cringe.
Hockey signee is U's first out-of-stater since '87
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A North Dakota native has accepted a scholarship from the University of Minnesota and will be the first non-Minnesotan since 1987 to play for the Golden Gophers.
Elgin buckles down, advances to semifinal round
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jake Elgin appears to be all business this year at the state wrestling tournament.
Defense proves to be the key for Brainerd
Brainerd Warrior's girls' basketball coach Carl Hendrickson gave his girls three things to concentrate on in their game against St. Cloud Apollo Thursday night.
Wendell takes top hockey honors again
MINNEAPOLIS -- Krissy Wendell, perhaps the nation's best prep player, insists she didn't single-handedly lead the Park Center Pirates to their first girls' hockey state championship.
Wolverines fall in section finals
ALEXANDRIA -- What started as a shoot-out ended in a victory for the Fergus Falls Otters over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 7-3 in Section 4, Class A championship hockey Thursday night at the Runestone Arena.
Local sports shorts
Brainerd Warriors senior forward Matt Yde has been named Central Lakes Conference performer of the week ending Feb. 26 for boys' basketball. In a 3-game stretch Yde averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Alexandria dumps Litte Falls 80-32
ALEXANDRIA -- The Alexandria Cardinals defeated the Little Falls Flyers 80-32 in the Section 8, Class 3A Quarterfinals girls' basketball tournament Thursday night.
Viking Robert Tate Jr. admits threatening the mother of child
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Viking defensive back and special teams player Robert Tate Jr. has been ordered to stay away from the mother of his child after admitting that he threatened her.
STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
MINNEAPOLIS -- With three sophomores and four freshmen in the Wadena-Deer Creek wrestling lineup the Wolverines' prospects against the mighty St. Michael-Albertville Knights may have been predictable.
Why are heavyweight wrestling matches most often decided by pin?
Timberwolves send message
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- After losing to the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs last season, the Minnesota Timberwolves showed that things might be different if they meet again this year.
Bobby Jackson was benched for good reason
MINNEAPOLIS -- Why all the fuss over Bobby Jackson's lack of playing time?
Pierz advances, beats Braham
FOLEY --The Pierz Pioneers improved to 21-3 overall and advance to the Subsection 6AA finals against Mora with a 56-43 victory over the Braham Bombers in semifinals girls' basketball Thursday night.
Michigan State impresses Monson
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Minnesota coach Dan Monson won't be surprised if seventh-ranked Michigan State makes a long run in the NCAA basketball tournament.
Disasters provoke laughter in short stories
In "Bad Jews and Other Stories'' (Zoland, $24), Gerald Shapiro has managed the almost impossible task of making disease and death the subject of humor.
'Star Wars' exhibit popular in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS -- If your passion for the "Star Wars" saga has yet to get lost in space, you might consider visiting the newest exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
CLC Community Band to hold first rehearsal
The Central Lakes College Community Band will hold its first rehearsal of the spring session at 7 p.m. Monday in the music room on the Brainerd campus of CLC.
Sympathetic audience helped Vox P
An audience of several hundred graciously encouraged Vox P's a cappella performance last weekend with eager applause, even a standing ovation at ordeal's end.
Crosby-Ironton school choirs to present winter multi-cultural concert on March 9
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Varsity Choir, Girls' Triple Trio, Boys' Quartet, Chamber Singers and Concert Choir, directed by Wayne Ellingsen, will present their annual winter concert, "A Multi-Cultural Concert!" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Mayberry Auditorium.
Brainonian photo editor plans career in medicine, but will keep camera hobby
If your smile appears in this year's Brainonian, you'll have to thank Joel La Shomb, the yearbook's photo editor.
Men's Chorus releases recording
STAPLES -- After a seven-year hiatus, the Staples Area Men's Chorus has issued another recording, an "eclectic mix" of 17 familiar songs.
Halie O on the Go
WALKER -- An encounter with Halie O'Ryan -- even on the telephone -- brings to mind a hurried lap around a wildfire.
Regis may be asking, 'Who wants to be a co-host?'
NEW YORK -- Say it isn't so?
Pop culture: Postwar prosperity on the road
The images oozed prosperity. People were happy. War was behind them, bright futures ahead. And one possession above all others represented suburban success incarnate: the automobile.
Publishers Weekly best selling books
For week of March 2-8; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
171 piano students participate in Junior Music Festival
PEQUOT LAKES -- A total of 171 piano students participated in the 20th annual Junior Music Festival on Feb. 24 at Pequot Lakes School.
Pine River-Backus High School students to perform family comedy
PINE RIVER -- Pine River-Backus High School will present "The Groom Said No," an old-fashioned family comedy by Ruth and Nathan Hale.
Area bookstore owner Wendy Rosnau is starting to live the dream that has driven her for the past nine years.
Ignore critics and go see 'Reindeer Games'
"Reindeer Games," the latest vehicle for rising star Ben Affleck, is an action movie just begging for audience approval, using as it does all of Hollywood's favorite ingredients.
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
Warning opens woman's eyes to her own abusive behavior
DEAR ABBY: When I read your list of ''15 Reasons to Leave Your Lover, Warning Signs of an Abusive Personality,'' my jaw dropped. My heart began to race and my stomach did flip-flops. My boyfriend isn't the one who fits so many of the characteristics on the list -- I am!
'Whole Nine Yards' remains No. 1 movie
LOS ANGELES -- The hit men remain on target.
Figure skaters compete in Grand Rapids contest
Vacationland figure skaters attended the Land of the Lakes Figure Skating Classic on Feb. 25-27 in Grand Rapids.
Nisswa School volunteer, S-M School Board cited for arts education work in schools
A Nisswa Elementary School volunteer and the Staples-Motley School Board have been recognized by a statewide organization for their contributions to arts education in public schools.
Latest mystery, suspense novels
Just as Police Inspector Luke Thanet feared, the bedtime phone call was bad news -- but not the bad news he had anticipated.
Elementary Honors Choir to perform
Carol Smith directs the Elementary Honors Choir in preparation for its joint concert with Brainerd High School choirs at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Tornstrom Auditorium in Washington Middle School. The 10th annual Elementary Honors Choir is made up of 78 fifth-graders selected districtwide from the Baxter, Garfield, Harrison, Lincoln, Lowell, Nisswa, Riverside and Whittier elementary schools. Frances Johnson and Smith are co-coordinators of the project that involves students who have been elementary choir members in their schools all year. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Central Minnesota Arts Directory now available
LITTLE FALLS -- The Great River Arts Association in Little Falls recently finished coupling the second edition of its central Minnesota arts directory, Arts Direct 2000.
Tonight...Mostly clear. Lows near 25. Light southwest wind.
Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. Southwest wind around 10 mph becoming northwest.
It'll soon be flower season
Weather drawing by Sabrina Thrugstad of Mrs. Benson's third grade class at Lowell school.
Around the region
Alexandria 40 18 .00
Around the region
Alexandria 40 18 .00
Around the world
Amsterdam 49 41 rn
Around the world
Amsterdam 46 37 rn
We want snow!
Weather drawing by Randie Swanson of Mrs. Pelto's third grade class at Baxter school.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 43 30 cdy
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 51 36 sno
Date-rape victim says watch out for drink buyer
DEAR ABBY: I am writing this in the hope that it helps at least one woman from falling victim to the date-rape drug. I went to a nice party at an upscale hotel for the millennium celebration. My friend and I felt secure in those surroundings. I had a couple of drinks with my dinner. In the course of the evening, I met a couple of men. They bought me a drink and I drank it. Within a half-hour, I felt myself losing control. The room was blurred and my balance was off. For as few beverages as I had consumed, this was not right.
There will be a benefit for Vicki Stange on Saturday. Stange lost her trailer home and most of her belongings to a fire. A week later, she had back surgery and has been without an income. There will be a spaghetti dinner and bake sale from 4:30-8 p.m., with an auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. and a dance at 9 p.m., at the American Legion in Brainerd. Cost: $4, adults; $2.50, children 4-12; free for children under 3. Tickets are available at the Legion Club or call 829-9709 or 828-8339. Limited matching funds by A.A.L. Branch 239.
Names and faces
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- A driver hurt in a hit-and-run crash in which Halle Berry was also injured says she cannot confirm that the actress was behind the wheel of the other car.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
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