New engine, new frame at core of Indian Motorcycle Co.'s future
GILROY, Calif. (AP) -- The latest chapter in the long, checkered history of the Indian Motorcycle Corp. has brought a new fragrance to a town long known as the "Garlic Capital of the World."
Watch out for the slick spots
GARRSION -- Racers from as far north as Thunder Bay, Ontario, and as far south as El Salvador hit Garrison Bay on Mille Lacs Lake put the pedal to the metal on their four-cylinder cars on a 10-turn winding icy 1.53 mile track last weekend.
A wild race on ice
I've raced in the North Central Motor Speedway media races for a few years (finished third twice) but it doesn't compare to my ride along on a 10-turn 1.53 mile icy track on Mille Lacs Sunday.
Last week we said the three purposes of miracles were: to glorify God, to illustrate a point of teaching and to meet human need.
Boston scandal leads other dioceses to open up about sex abuse
Pressure from the pedophilia scandal in the Archdiocese of Boston has led to an unprecedented openness among American bishops about abuse allegations in their own dioceses.
Priest's slaying stirs up bad memories for retreat that remade itself after scandal
JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) -- The shock of a Roman Catholic priest's slaying at an isolated spiritual retreat has brought back memories of a disturbing period when the center was involved in sex abuse allegations.
Synagogue cooks 738.5-pound pastry
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A synagogue hoped to bake its way into the record books with a 738.5 pound, 20-foot-wide hamantasch, a confection traditionally eaten on the Jewish holiday of Purim.
Episcopal rector who opposes ordination of women suspended for opposing bishop
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An Episcopal rector who opposes the ordination of women and homosexuals has been suspended for six months and could be removed from the priesthood.
After four years of preparation, Brainerd man serves as ordained Catholic deacon
Brainerd resident Mike Koecheler has been serving as a Catholic deacon in the area since his ordination late last fall by Bishop Dennis Schnurr of the Duluth Diocese.
Founder of conservative group getting the ultimate sign of pope's admiration -- sainthood
ROME (AP) -- The founder of the conservative Roman Catholic group Opus Dei will be elevated to sainthood this October, receiving a posthumous honor in 27 years that's often bestowed on notable Catholics only after centuries.
Virginia minister accused of bigamy, fraud
NORFOLK, Va. -- Michelle Branton thought she had married a retired Harvard University professor who had been divorced for seven years.
St. Christopher's, 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Andrew's. Hostess: Mary Jane Ausland. St. Isidore's, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Ivy Room. St. Joseph's, 2 p.m. Thursday, Northwind Grille.
Great River Strings to present mid-winter concert
CROSBY -- The Great River String Ensemble, composed of string musicians from the Aitkin, Isle, Onamia, Emily, Pine River, Crosby-Ironton, Garrison and Deerwood communities, will present symphonic music of the Classical and Romantic periods at two mid-winter concerts.
States struggle with class size
WASHINGTON (AP) -- At 38 students, Dame Forbes' sixth-period chemistry class is so big her students can't even squeeze into the laboratory. She must split the class in two, sending half to the library for a related project, while the other half uses the lab. They switch places the following class.
Encounter between dog, child isn't a walk in park
DEAR ABBY: Many cities have set aside land for use as "dog parks." They are designed to be open places where dog owners can let their pets off leash to run free.
Fathers, sons must find common ground
QUESTION: As a father, what should I be trying to accomplish with my son in these teen years?
These family ties bind too close for comfort
DEAR ABBY: I would like your opinion about a family situation: One is my sisters is marrying my other sister's ex-husband.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street's numbers for Wednesday
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street's numbers for Thursday
Variety of fresh fruits are abundant in winter months, too
Winter is the time of year people don't typically think of eating a variety of fresh fruits.
Nutritional stir-fry meal is easy to make
The way it's stir-fried is the trick that makes this Asian-style beef and vegetable dish special, without detracting from its nutrition.
Veggie blend is great snack to have on hand
In trying to shed unwanted pounds, I've learned not to let myself get too hungry during the day.
Put Honey-Mustard Salmon on table in just 10 minutes
It's rush hour, and there are hungry people to be fed in short order. Not to worry: This recipe for honey-mustard salmon can be on the table in 10 minutes.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a garage fire at 2:16 p.m. Wednesday on Spencer Road.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
BURGLARY -- Report Monday of a theft from a home owned by Charles Card on Mapleton Road.
Carlson, Shauna L. and Troy A.
Melvin E. Kotila, 34, and Angie L. Anderson, 24, both of Brainerd.
Faxon atop rain-delayed Honda Classic
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- Brad Faxon rarely dissects or deviates from his putting technique. He knows it works, and he showed it during the first round of the Honda Classic.
Home boasts quaint elements
Eclectic exterior features and a light-filled interior make for a pleasing combination on and in this unusual home, Plan K-8, by the Homestore Plans and Publications Designers Network. Its floor plan has 1,815 square feet of living space.
When elderly parents move in with you
It's the last thing most adults think about: their elderly parents as permanent house guests.
Despite snow, it's time to garden
PINE RIVER -- Garden software may vary in price from store to store, partially because of store pricing, but price variations can be because one store sells an older version of the same program that is available from another store, said Lyle Wignes, master gardener.
Web information sites
PINE RIVER -- Master Gardener Lyle Wignes offered the following Web sites as information resource sites for gardeners:
Seed, set, supply sites
PINE RIVER -- Master Gardener Lyle Wignes offered the following list of seed, set and supply Web sites to visit for information about a variety of plants or to order to plant in your own garden:
Think about pruning trees now
Now is the time to prune most trees.
Hydroponics is high-tech gardening
"Hydroponics" is growing plants without soil.
Program on lawn care set in Pine River
PINE RIVER -- Tom Hovde, Master Gardener in Cass County, will offer a program on Lawn Care Basics at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Community Resource Center meeting room in Pine River.
These design products are over-the-top
Everyone should have, at least once, a room that is deliciously "de trop": a fantastic, never-ending riot of pattern and color.
Use computer now for a successful garden later
PINE RIVER -- This time of year, gardeners can begin planning for summer. They order seeds, design new landscapes and garden layouts. They search for ways to prevent pest infestations of last season.
Crow Wing residents attend shoreland landscaping program
Seventeen Crow Wing County citizens attended the University of Minnesota Extension Program Shoreland Landscaping Workshop Series.
Cris Weizenegger, Kurilla Real Estate, achieved the Accredited Buyers Represen-tative designation and successfully passed his broker test, meeting the education and experience requirements necessary to become a licensed real estate broker.
Finding your way around Design K-8 is easy
Design K-8 has a decorative front porch that works pretty well. That's because it's not meant for socializing. It's designed to welcome and impress. Meanwhile, the backyard porch provides protected outdoor space for casual entertaining.
Home loan delinquencies down in last quarter of 2001, survey shows
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The percentage of Americans behind on home mortgage payments decreased in the last quarter of 2001, an industry group reported Monday.
Brainerd School District polling sites listed
Brainerd School District residents will head to the polls Tuesday to vote on the $59.9 million bond referendum.
Polling sites for school bond referendum listed
Brainerd School District residents will head to the polls Tuesday to vote on the $59.9 million bond referendum.
Highway 169 open house set March 18-19
An open house to discuss the Highway 169/101 corridor management plan from Rogers to Garrison will be 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 18 and 19.
Backus receives $538,500 Small Cities Development grant
BACKUS -- Backus will receive a $538,500 Small Cities Development grant from the Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development.
Heartland Poets, a chapter of the League of Minnesota Poets, will meet 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Brainerd Public Library.
School notes milestone
BAXTER -- A decade ago a Baxter Lutheran school opened.
The goose population explosion has been so big that they're having a spring hunt. Outdoors Editor Vince Meyer provides the details in Sunday's North Country.
Economic development bill passes hurdle
A bill sponsored by State Sen. Don Samuelson, DFL-Brainerd, for tax incentives for business development in outstate Minnesota has passed its first legislative hurdle.
Brainerd High School senior Briana Lester lifted 180 pounds in the parallel squat during the 12th annual Sertoma Sunrise Lift-A-Thon in the school's weight room Wednesday. Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982) - A happy and somewhat surprised community is still basking in the euphoria of a State Wrestling Championship, the title won by the Brainerd Warriors.
Time to garden
To begin gardening now, just turn to a computer. Look for the story Friday in the Housing section.
Grandson indicted for first-degree murder
A 19-year-old Baxter man faces two counts of first-degree murder for the Christmas Eve deaths of his grandparents.
Remer man arrested in drug bust
WALKER -- Cass County authorities arrested a 38-year-old Remer man Wednesday after officers found drugs in his car.
Kmart to close 284 stores in 40 states
DETROIT (AP) -- Kmart Corp. will close 284 stores in 40 states and Puerto Rico, cutting about 22,000 jobs, as part of its restructuring under Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the company announced Friday.
BHS band concert date changes
The date of the Brainerd High School band concert has been changed from Tuesday to March 15.
The day for a family breakfast at the Brainerd Moose Lodge was incorrectly listed in Sunday's newspaper. The breakfast was already held.
In a Page 1A story Thursday about
Area still under storm warning
March is living up to its reputation as the snowiest month with nearly 5 inches of fresh snow Thursday and more expected today.
Domestic woes surface
Justin Wallin, a 24-year-old candidate for Senate District 12, is the respondent in a Feb. 6 court-ordered action that directs him to have no contact with his estranged wife and not commit acts of domestic abuse against her.
13" That's what area could get as winter storm warning issued
A winter storm, a rarity this season, is forecast to drop as much as 13 inches of snow on central Minnesota today and Friday.
School issue goes to voters Tuesday
Five days and counting.
'A different animal' Ventura mansion threat irks Samuelson
Senate President Don Samuelson thinks Gov. Jesse Ventura needs a reminder that the governor's mansion isn't his home and the decision to close it shouldn't be made solely by him.
Brainerd School District, RSVP Volunteer Services work together to meet students' needs
When physical education teacher Shirley Lintner needed 16 pairs of stilts for her students at Lincoln Elementary School in Brainerd, woodworker Larry Schmidt was more than happy to help out.
Advisory council to meet March 18
The Crow Wing County Local Advisory Council on Children's Mental Health will meet 9-11 a.m. March 18 in the staff development room at Mississippi Horizons School in Brainerd.
Long Prairie child dies of rare bacteria
LONG PRAIRIE (AP) -- Health officials distributed antibiotics to area residents Wednesday in a precautionary move following the death of a 4-year-old boy from a rare bacteria.
Man dies in snowmobile crash near Bertha
BERTHA (AP) -- A man was killed when his snowmobile struck a tree near this central Minnesota city, authorities said.
Fatal accident victim identified
OGILVIE -- Authorities released the name of the person killed in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday in Kanabec County.
Due to incorrect information supplied to The Dispatch, the time of a program and title of the person presenting the p
As the result of incorrect information supplied to The Dispatch an incorrect name was listed in an obituary for Ronald Piekarski in Wednesday's newspaper. The correct name for a surviving sister is Linda McClymont, of Kenora, Ontario, Canada.
Plow at work
A Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow cleared the snow in the westbound lane on Highway 210 in Baxter Thursday. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982) - This morning's blizzard not only left eight inches of snow on the ground, it also left state and county plow crews dazed and the State Patrol switchboard buzzing.
Pentagon: Forces in mountains will fight to the end
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the hallways of the Pentagon, the al-Qaida men fighting and dying in the frigid mountains of eastern Afghanistan are called "dead-enders."
New view offered on early humans
Spreading out of Africa like starlings, early humans conquered the world by embracing the strangers they encountered around the globe, not by forcing them into extinction, as many researchers believed, according to a new analysis of human genetic history.
Competition opens for disabled athletes
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- With storm clouds draping the snowy peaks of the Wasatch Mountains, Utah lit the torch again, this time for 450 physically challenged athletes from 36 countries competing in the Paralympic Winter Games.
Businesses add jobs for first time since July
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's unemployment rate unexpectedly slipped to 5.5 percent in February as businesses, after slashing payrolls for six straight months, added 66,000 new workers. It was the strongest signal yet that the country's first recession in a decade is over.
Oldest fossils 'an illusion?'
One of the most heralded findings of paleontology -- 3.5 billion-year-old rocks considered to be the Earth's oldest fossils -- may be merely "an illusion," according to a new analysis published Thursday.
Tennessee's Fred Thompson plans to leave Senate after only one full term
WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee will not seek re-election, White House and Senate officials said Friday.
Strange illness overcomes 100 after pre-Oscar fete
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A mystery illness has overcome at least 100 guests who attended a pre-Oscar ceremony honoring scientific and technical achievement last weekend.
Ray says he could have won conviction
WASHINGTON -- In his final report on the Monica Lewinsky investigation, Independent Counsel Robert W. Ray contended he could have won a criminal conviction of former President Clinton for his testimony that he did not recall being alone with the former White House intern.
Greenspan says economic recovery 'is already under way
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan offered his most optimistic assessment of the U.S. economy in more than a year Thursday, telling Congress that the country is now recovering from its first recession in a decade.
U.S. squeezes in on hard core of al-Qaida fighters
GARDEZ, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan troops and tanks rushed to the battle zone Friday to bolster U.S.-led coalition forces against determined pockets of al-Qaida militants fulfilling their vow to fight to the death.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans forced a one-week delay Thursday in a showdown over U.S. District Judge Charles Pickering's nomination to the federal appeals court, hoping to stave off an embarrassing defeat for President Bush.
Astronauts work on camera
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- In the fifth and final spacewalk of their mission, shuttle Columbia astronauts went back out Friday to try to revive a disabled infrared camera on the Hubble Space Telescope.
Amtrak president resigning
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amtrak President George Warrington, who challenged Congress to more clearly define the mission for the nation's passenger rail company and give it more money, is resigning, Amtrak officials said Thursday.
Senate agrees on more ethanol output
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate approved tougher pipeline safety provisions Friday and reached agreement on measures that would sharply increase the use of ethanol in gasoline, while phasing out an additive blamed for water pollution.
Retail sales climbing
Retailers on Thursday reported their strongest sales increases in nearly two years in February, exceeding estimates and offering more evidence that an economic recovery is well under way.
Neighborhood Watch expanded
WASHINGTON -- In a striking example of how much has changed since Sept. 11, National Neighborhood Watch, the folksy community program that has helped nab burglars and muggers for 30 years, will beexpanded to help detect and deter suspected international terrorists as well.
In deadliest day of fighting, 39 killed in Mideast
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- On the deadliest day of the 17-month-old conflict, Israeli troops killed 33 Palestinians
Child rape charges against Catholic priest dismissed Statute of limitations cited
BOSTON (AP) -- Citing a lapsed statute of limitations, a judge has dismissed child rape charges against a defrocked Roman Catholic priest, prompting calls from advocates for child abuse victims for changes in laws that limit when alleged abusers can be prosecuted.
Judge approves Kmart financing
CHICAGO (AP) -- A bankruptcy court approved $2 billion Wednesday in new financing for Kmart Corp., plus up to $150 million in bonuses to encourage key employees to stay with the company and help it through its financial woes.
Boston College keeps hopes alive
Boston College helped its NCAA tournament hopes Wednesday by rallying from a double-digit deficit to beat Rutgers 60-55 in the opening game of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden.
French judge defends reputation, claiming she is among best in world
PARIS (AP) -- The French judge at the center of the Winter Olympics' figure skating scandal defended her reputation Thursday and requested that her suspension be lifted.
Rams lose three regulars in free agency
Three key members of the NFC champion St. Louis Rams are headed elsewhere.
Portland remains on roll
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- On Jan. 2, the Portland Trail Blazers' string of 19 straight years in the NBA playoffs appeared to be in peril.
Bonds, Sosa start feud
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- This little desert dustup between Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa isn't blowing away quite yet.
Lucille S. Kruchoski
HIBBING -- Lucille S. Kruchoski, 86, Hibbing, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002.
Edith H. Goebel
LITTLE FALLS -- Edith Evelyn Goebel, 87, Little Falls, formerly of Elmdale, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Alma M. Maus
PIERZ -- Alma M. Maus, 92, Pierz, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Pierz Villa in Pierz.
LAKE SHORE -- William DeVries, Lake Shore, died today, March 7, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan nursing home in Brainerd.
Lauritz W. Spoden
KETTLE RIVER -- Lauritz W. Spoden, 65, Kettle River, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002.
Marie A. Block
HILLMAN -- Marie Ann Block, 85, Hillman, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at the Mille Lacs hospital in Onamia.
Swen 'Lee' Stromback
PINE RIVER -- Swen "Lee" Everet Leroy Stromback, 84, Pine River, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Swen 'Lee' Stromback
PINE RIVER -- Swen "Lee" Stromback, 84, Pine River, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Edith E. Goebel
ELMDALE -- Edith E. Goebel, 87, Elmdale, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Lutheran Care Center.
William O. DeVries
William O. DeVries, 90, Brainerd, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
PIERZ -- Alma Maus, 92, Pierz, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Pierz Villa.
Brainerd's school buildings are like old cars. No matter how much we wash and wax them and no matter how much sentimental value they hold, they just can't do the job anymore. While everyone else is doing the 70 mph speed limit, our district has got the pedal to the floor and is topping out at 55 with the motor howling and the steering wheel shaking in protest.
How sad that a handful of people will keep repeating incorrect information in an attempt to generate just enough doubt and mistrust. Taken out of context anything can be twisted to fit your needs ... just look at the many negative editorials and now even ads. In this senior citizen's opinion, the formula is simple.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
If letters to the editor and guest columns on Tuesday's Brainerd School District referendum are any indication turnout at the polls will be exceptional.
Shifting attitudes on national leadership
WASHINGTON -- The public's attitude toward government and the importance of national leadership took a big positive swing after Sept. 11, and six months later those changes appear to be long-term.
Gov. Jesse Ventura's penchant for rhetorical jabs and exaggeration ruined his chances of brokering a viable deal to get the state out of its budget mess. So, legislators and governor will be at it again.
A better plan is needed
I thought of answering some of my higher intelligent critics like the one who can't calculate square footage of a room, but decided not to lower myself to the level of her expertise.
Tired of naysayers
I've read with interest for months all the information that has been put forward by the school district regarding the pending bond vote. As a parent of two children, neither of whom will ever attend the new junior high, I will be voting to fully support our district and the administration with the bond issue.
Send a message
Each classroom in my daughter's new school was equipped with an emergency call button so teachers could quickly call for help, yet student on student violence and drug dealing in the school parking lot were commonplace.
March 12 -- Time for action
Thirty-one months ago when I accepted the position as superintendent of ISD 181 Schools, I came with a great deal of excitement and anticipation. This is a growing district --
Donald Blom asks for new trial
CARLTON (AP) -- Donald Blom has requested a new trial on claims his attorneys were ineffective and publicity prevented him from getting a fair trial in the kidnapping and murder of Moose Lake clerk Katie Poirier.
Legislators try new route to lower DWI limit
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Lawmakers who want to toughen Minnesota's drunken driving standard say they plan to take a different route this year.
'U' considers cutting tuition to improve graduation rate
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota is considering cutting tuition rates at the Twin Cities campus to improve its graduation rate, which ranks near the bottom of the Big Ten.
Ventura plans for slimmer bonding bill
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- Minnesota could be ill prepared for the aftermath of a terrorist attack now that money in reserve is being used to solve a projected budget deficit, Gov. Jesse Ventura said Thursday.
House bonding plan stresses roads, not theaters
ST. PAUL -- House leaders offered a bonding plan on Thursday that's heavy on infrastructure, light on money for theaters and nearly as large as a plan proposed by Gov. Jesse Ventura that he now says the state can't afford.
Rochester superintendent resigns
ROCHESTER (AP) -- The Rochester School Board will pay $80,000 to Mark Shellinger, who formally resigned as district superintendent Wednesday after eight months in the job.
Best Buy expects 80 percent profit growth
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Best Buy Co. Inc. on Thursday said fourth-quarter profits are expected to be 80 percent higher than last year, partly because of strong holiday sales of digital televisions, large screen TVs and digital cameras.
St. Cloud man charged with breaking into dancer's homes
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- An 18-year-old man has been charged with breaking into the homes of high school dance line members and taking dance videos, pictures and underwear.
DNR outlines plan to deal with ATVs
ST. PAUL -- The Department of Natural Resources throttled back its proposal to restrict all-terrain-vehicles in state forests.
Internet's reach confounds high court in free speech case
MINNEAPOLIS -- Cyberspace doesn't lend itself to neat boundaries, Minnesota's Supreme Court found Wednesday as justices considered a libel lawsuit involving a chat-room feud between two Egyptologists.
National Guard to stay at Minnesota airports through May
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota National Guard will continue to monitor security at 10 of the state's airports through May instead of withdrawing this month as originally scheduled.
Curtain falls on Warriors' basketball seasons
SARTELL -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team began the season with unfamiliarity and ended it Thursday with some more.
Signs that spring is coming
Winter, unfortunately, is still in the air, as evidenced by frigid temperatures and winter storm warnings.
Hendrickson able to make team mesh
SARTELL -- After the initial tears, the Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team was back to its usual upbeat self after its Section 8, Class 4A championship loss to the Elk River Elks Thursday at Sartell High School.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Amy Kittelson leads the Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team in several statistical categories.
Cardinals coast in section opener
STAPLES -- The top-seeded Staples-Motley Cardinals jumped out to a 44-12 halftime lead and cruised past the No. 8 Frazee Hornets 75-36 in South Subsection 8, Class 2A opening-round boys' basketball action Thursday.
Patriots roll past Virginia
GRAND RAPIDS -- Luke Schramm scored 21 points Wednesday as the second seeded Pequot Lakes Patriots defeated the Virginia Blue Devils 73-52 in the opening round of the Section 7, Class 2A boys' basketball tournament.
Warrior boys unable to overcome taller Elks
ELK RIVER -- If every game could be determined by effort, not a score, the Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team might have gone undefeated this season.
Tina, Greg and Randy Tomberlin won ice races at North Star Iceway Sunday.
Zauhar thwarted in effort to hit milestone
ELK RIVER -- Brainerd's Mike Zauhar was denied in his bid to become only the sixth player in Warrior boys' basketball history to score 1,000 points.
Local sports shorts
Two Brainerd area wrestlers will compete in the Minnesota-Wisconsin All-Star Series this weekend.
Brainerd High School senior Mike Weiss attempted to lift 330 pounds in the power clean during the 12th-annual Sertoma Sunrise Lift-A-Thon at the school's weight room Wednesday. Weiss was attempting to tie the all-time record in the event. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Staples-Motley girls advance to section championship game
MOORHEAD -- Michelle Honek scored 14 points and Laura Warn added 13 points and five assists as the Staples-Motley Cardinals moved a step closer to the state tournament with a 47-43 victory over the Warroad Warriors Thursday in Section 8, Class 2A semifinals at Concordia College.
OT goal lifts Wingers into semifinals
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Red Wing coach George Nemanich breathed a sign of relief when Joe Laplant's overtime goal Wednesday night gave the Wingers a trip to the Class A semifinals.
Twins ask court to dismiss Metrodome lease case
ST. PAUL (AP) -- After abandoning an attempt to eliminate the Twins before this season, major league baseball and team officials are asking a Minnesota judge to throw out a lawsuit that seeks to keep the franchise around indefinitely.
Vikings lose Griffith
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Robert Griffith is joining a new team and some old friends on the Cleveland Browns.
Wild blank Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues were listless, and Minnesota took advantage.
Gophers need big effort in tournament
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota men's basketball team departed Wednesday for Indianapolis, hoping it could leave behind a handful of haunting late-game collapses that cost the Golden Gophers a Big Ten regular-season title and could keep them out of the NCAA tournament.
Gophers beat Penn State to advance to quarterfinals
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- As long as Iowa's Hawkeyes remember who's the boss, they ought to do just fine.
Twins spell out desires on stadium
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins want state lawmakers to consider using public bonds to help pay for a new stadium and to avoid selling naming rights and seat licenses, which the team would like to do.
Marlins stop Twins
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) -- In a game between potential contraction targets, Minnesota's Brad Radke gave up one run in three innings Thursday before the Florida Marlins rallied from a four-run deficit to defeat the Twins 8-5.
Pioneers win in OT, will face Jaguars in semis
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Hill-Murray's Tony Rawlings didn't expect to have such an easy shot, considering how tough Lakeville's defense had played all night. But there the puck was, fresh off a rebound from the other side of the net.
Twins edge Braves 12-10
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Tom Prince capped a 10-run sixth inning with a three-run double Wednesday to lead the Minnesota Twins past the Atlanta Braves 12-10.
For week of March 7-13; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
'Is the pen mightier than the sword?'
NEW YORK MILLS -- With spring just weeks away, the nation's armchair philosophers are beginning to stir.
Fine Arts Student of the Week
A brief encounter with Kirstin Dunham reveals a student with lofty, long-term aspirations and the skills and motivation to get there.
Watercolor artists display works at Brainerd City Hall
Phyllis Frankum and Helen Smith, Brainerd Encore Art Club members who specialize in watercolors, will show their works through April at Brainerd City Hall.
Pillager School music groups to give concert
PILLAGER -- The Pillager junior and senior high music groups will present their winter concerts March 14.
African-American folk singers to stage shows
African-American folk and spiritual music will be the focus of the next installment of the Lakes Area Concert Association's 2001-2002 performing arts season.
Heritage Festival will celebrate area's ethnic traditions
Brainerd Community Education will celebrate the area's cultural roots March 16 with its biannual Heritage Festival.
Vacationland Figure Skating Club competes in Grand Rapids
Seven figure skaters representing the Vacationland Figure Skating Club attended the fourth annual Land of the Lakes International Figure Skating Classic Feb. 22-24 in Grand Rapids.
Bluegrass band plays usual, and unusual, instruments
The Brainerd Community Concerts series resumes Saturday with Dick Kimmel & Co., a five-piece bluegrass band from southern Minnesota.
Drawing exhibit opens in Central Lakes College Gallery
St. Paul artist Bruce Tapola has opened an exhibit of recent drawings called "Crosspollination" in the Central Lakes College Gallery on the Brainerd campus.
C-I Junior High School bands to perform
CROSBY -- Director Bruce Femling will lead the Crosby-Ironton Junior High School bands in a program at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Woock gym.
This is the rare weekend when you can don your tuxedo or evening gown and kick up your heels at a lakes area event.
Erik Brandt of the Urban Hillbilly Quartet will perform Friday at the Eclectic Caf in downtown Brainerd as part of a tour to promote his latest solo release, "Amelia's Boot." Show time is 9 p.m.
YMCA Charity Ball to return to more formal traditions
Tuxedos and gowns will be back in vogue at this year's installment of the Brainerd Family YMCA Charity Ball.
Music Live! will feature student demonstrations
The Brainerd School District announces the second annual Music Live! A Classroom Music Gallery, which will feature keyboards, computers, recorders, movement and more.
Iowa state forecast
Winter weather advisory this afternoon and evening far northwest...
Wisconsin state forecast
Ice storm warning portions of northeast early this morning...
Iowa state forecast
Winter weather advisory late this afternoon and tonight
More snow coming
Weather drawing by Katie Ranney in the Lowell first grade of Sharokn Jendro.
Let it snow, let it snow
Weather drawing by Zach Shepersky in the Lowell first grade of Gayle Kub.
State forecast for north dakota
Snow advisories west and central this afternoon and evening with total snowfall 2 to 5 inches...Winter storm watch east third of north dakota tonight and saturday...
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter storm warning northwest this afternoon through friday...
State forecast for south dakota
Snow advisory this afternoon and evening northeast...
State forecast for south dakota
Winter weather advisory through tonight northeast and central...
State forecast for north dakota
Snow advisory west and central today...
Minnesota state forecast.
Winter storm warnings and watches and advisories for all but the far southeast from this afternoon into saturday...
Minnesota state forecast
Winter storm warnings and watches late afternoon through friday parts of the north and central...
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- There'll be no cheering in the stands at University of Georgia football games this fall for a loyal fan who dashed past security guards to catch a flight to a game, shutting down the Atlanta airport for four hours.
Mitchell Movement. North-South: Ann Whalen and Ann Richardson, 77; Mark Anderson and Clayton Haglin, 63.5; and Mary Jane Janacek and Betty Swart, 60. East-West: Marcella Jensen and Joyce Roemer, 66; Bruce Eastman and Patrick Spradlin, 63.5; and Dale and Helen Dickie, 59.5.
It was May 20, 1927, when a 25-year-old by the name of Charles A. Lindbergh slipped into the seat of his small plane emblazoned with the words "Spirit of St. Louis."
Arafat defiant after attack
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Widening its assault, Israel raided two West Bank refugee camps Thursday, shelled Palestinian police positions and fired missiles at Yasser Arafat's headquarters as he met there with the European Union's Mideast envoy. The blast blew out windows in the room where the two met moments before.
Coalition troops clear ridges
GARDEZ, Afghanistan (AP) -- Airstrikes from American B-52 bombers shook the ground Thursday in some of the heaviest bombing of a six-day battle against tenacious al-Qaida fighters. The United States rushed in reinforcements and said 100 militants had been killed the previous day.
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