BURGLARIES -- Gull Lake Patio, Brick and Fireplace, Baxter, reported Friday that pole sheds had been broken into.
The Brainerd Police Department reported two passengers suffered injuries in a two-vehicle accident Friday on Washington Street.
BURGLARIES -- Allen Christensen, 5000 block of Highway 371 South, reported a burglary to his residence sometime Sunday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 104, a year ago 75.
Hart wins Honda in wild finish
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- When Brian Gay's 30-foot putt on the 17th hole hung on the lip of cup for 15 seconds and then dropped in the hole, it looked like things were falling his way.
Sorenstam prevails in 2-hole playoff
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The LPGA Hall of Fame won't be ready for Annika Sorenstam until 2003, after she completes her mandatory 10 years on the LPGA Tour.
Green wins AudiSenior Classic
PUEBLA, Mexico (AP) -- With one last pin-seeking approach shot, Hubert Green brought a fitting end to a perfect afternoon in the Audi Senior Classic.
Sertoman of the Year
Randy Phillips of People's Security was recently honored by the Brainerd Noon Sertoma Club as its Sertoman of the Year.
Court rules federal law doesn't apply to tribal colleges
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Tribal colleges are immune from race-discrimination lawsuits, according to a ruling from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Bill to preserve lakeshore advances
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Two state legislators, encouraged by a 1998 shoreland protection measure in Cass County, would like to set aside $5 million for a pilot project in five counties.
The Brainerd School Board will meet at noon Thursday at the district office, 300 Quince St., to discuss pending litigation.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - The keys to the old County Jail were handed to representatives of the Crow Wing County Historical Society Monday, signifying the end of the building's use as a jail and its beginning as an historical museum.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - If Mr. Rossin's Brainerd High School A Cappella Choir can raise $65,000 the choir will go to Europe. The choir will leave for Europe May 29 to perform at the prestigious Boston Festival in Boston, England.
Two arrested in meth lab bust
MARSHALL (AP) -- Two people were arrested here after police found a home-based methamphetamine lab.
Central Lakes College gets record $1.8 million contribution
Friends of Central Lakes College contributed a record $1,878,040.89 to the school in 1999, according to the Gifts and Grants Summary announced by Kari Christiansen, director of business services.
Ruling favors C-I district in teachers dispute
CROSBY -- It was a decision where no one party claimed victory.
Twelve criminals on FBI's Most Wanted list had area ties
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list turns 50 today, and a dozen of the criminals who've made the list over the years have ties to Minnesota and the Dakotas.
Students with special needs addressed
Out of seven area schools in the Paul Bunyan Educational Co-op, Brainerd is where the majority of special education students go.
DNR has located suspect in poaching
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Department of Natural Resources officials have identified a suspected deer poacher who implicated himself in a graphic home video.
$525 million transportation package outlined
ST. PAUL -- A Senate DFL leader outlined Monday a proposal to spend $525 million for roads, bridges and mass transit this year instead of holding out until 2001, as Gov. Jesse Ventura wants.
Loyal Democrats attend caucuses in lakes area
Bay Lake Township retirees John and Marlys Orr have been married 45 years and have been loyal Democrats all those years.
School district dealing with teacher retirements
As teachers retire, hiring people to fill the positions continues to be a constant item on the Brainerd School Board's agenda.
Gregory Austin, Marisa Krueger and Kaia Swenson, all of Brainerd, were selected as national outstanding campus leaders and are among 69 students who will be listed in the 2000 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."
Appeal scheduled in train deaths
Oral arguments are scheduled for April 6 in an appeal of a Crow Wing County District Court order that dismissed all criminal charges against a Brainerd man in connection with the June 1997 train deaths of his brother and another Brainerd man.
Olmstead County housing boom is not uncommon
STEWARTVILLE (AP) -- As a way to ease the housing crunch in southeastern Minnesota, manufactured home communities are gaining in popularity.
Full classrooms pose problems
Since the start of the 1999-00 school year, more than 100 students have enrolled in the Brainerd School District.
Turnout disappointing at first DFL weekend caucuses
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A worse than expected turnout of about 11,000 people for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's first precinct caucuses on a weekend still gave Vice President Al Gore a near sweep in a binding presidential poll.
Howes authors bill to prevent violence against women
Rep. Larry Howes, R-Hackensack, is authoring a bill that would help Minnesota's public safety agencies coordinate efforts to prevent violence against women.
Abandoned building burns in downtown Red Wing; landmark hotel is spared
RED WING (AP) -- A fire in an abandoned building in downtown Red Wing sent part of it crashing down and scattered burning embers that started some small fires atop neighboring buildings, including the landmark St. James Hotel.
James Sarff faces federal kidnapping charges
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Federal prosecutors charged James Sarff with interstate kidnapping, saying he forcibly abducted his estranged wife from her apartment in the middle of the night and fled with her to Mexico.
Area Catholics admire pope for apology
Pope John Paul II's apology Sunday for the sins of the Roman Catholic Church through the ages hit area Catholics in an admirable way.
Township elections set for Tuesday
The election of township supervisors, clerks and treasurers will draw people to the polls Tuesday across Minnesota.
Creators of Dolly the sheep announce they have cloned pigs
LONDON -- The group that created Dolly the sheep, the world's first clone of an adult mammal, has produced the first cloned pigs, raising hopes of a new source of transplants for humans.
Tribune Co. to take over Times Mirror
LOS ANGELES -- Tribune Co. will acquire Times Mirror Co. in a $6.46 billion deal that would create a multimedia empire encompassing the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and 22 television stations, ending a family dynasty that dates back to 1882.
Search for rampaging gunman stagnates
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Police searched parks on foot and sent a robot into underground storm drains in their efforts to find a fugitive accused of killing four people in a two-day rampage.
Defense chief visits Vietnamese capital
HANOI, Vietnam -- Conscious of the symbolism, William Cohen arrived in the Vietnamese capital today as the first U.S. defense secretary to visit since the Vietnam War ended 25 years ago in defeat for America.
College survey: Frequent binge drinkers, teetotalers both on the rise
Despite efforts to sour the taste for alcohol among college students, the percentage of students going on binges stayed roughly the same through the 1990s, and the percentage of frequent bingers actually increased, researchers said today.
Rhetoric shows general campaign under way
METAIRIE, La. -- Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore each accused the other of compromising himself for campaign cash as they tried to grab the fund-raising reform issue for the general election.
But critics say pope didn't go far enough
VATICAN CITY -- It was what Pope John Paul II didn't say during a solemn Day of Pardon Mass that has elicited the most impassioned responses. While many welcome the pope's appeal for God's forgiveness, some had hoped for more explicit apologies.
Go ahead and bet in the office pool
Get a dollar or two ready. It's time for March Madness.
Sears, AOL team up for marketing
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sears, Roebuck & Co. is teaming up with America Online in a wide-ranging alliance that includes everything from marketing each other's services to developing Internet-linked appliances for the home.
Delta jet damaged during emergency landing
SAN FRANCISCO -- A Delta Air Lines jet with a jammed landing gear made an emergency landing, breaking a wing as it slid along the runway in a shower of sparks. Passengers cheered as the plane came to a halt.
Ventura talked to McCain about making independent presidential bid
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura said today he spoke with U.S. Sen. John McCain more than a week ago about an independent presidential bid and the Arizona Republican assured him he would remain with his party.
Experts critical of 'cheaper' NASA
LOS ANGELES -- NASA's space exploration program is trying to do too much with too little money and not understanding the risks that could lead to embarrassments like last year's failed Mars missions, according to two panels of experts.
Four Minnesota errors help Cincinnati
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Aaron Boone drove in four runs and four Minnesota errors, two by third baseman Brian Richardson, led to three unearned runs as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Twins 12-5.
Astros' players tied up, robbed
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Six minor league players for the Houston Astros were tied up and robbed in their hotel rooms by two gunmen today. Police shot one gunman while the other escaped.
Debate begins on where Marino ranksy
If it's all about winning championships, Rams quarterback Kurt Warner is a first-ballot choice for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Miami's Dan Marino doesn't get in without paying the price of admission.
Arizona stays as No. 1 seed Injury costs Cincinnati
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- It's all about timing.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Dan Marino, the NFL's most prolific passer, retired today after 17 years as quarterback of the Miami Dolphins.
Shark alert Tark swims in NCAA waters again
FRESNO, Calif. -- Jerry Tarkanian insists he has no rancor toward the NCAA, just a sense of satisfaction in going back to the NCAA tournament for the first time in nine years.
In bracketville, lots of games, lots of names
We are relieved here in Bracketville. At last we don't have to hear any more bleating about the bubble teams. Selection Sunday was crushing to the Vs: Vanderbilt, Virginia and Villanova weren't invited to the NCAAs; neither was the team Dick Vitale stumped for, Notre Dame. Notre Dame isn't in because members of the selection committee happened to notice Notre Dame has 14 losses.
Brielle Jo Zimmerman-Cameron
LITTLE FALLS -- Brielle Jo Zimmerman-Cameron, infant daughter of Tammy Zimmerman and Jacob Cameron, Little Falls, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
Anita D. Burgess
AITKIN -- Anita D. Burgess, 76, Aitkin, died today, Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at Riverwood Extended Care Center of Aitkin.
Henry P. Munsch
Henry P. "Hank" Munsch, 93, 2723 Oak St., Brainerd, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at the Brainerd Manor.
SWANVILLE -- Bessie Tillman Koenig, 91, Swanville, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
Wayne W. Ramsdell
NOKAY LAKE TOWNSHIP -- Wayne William Ramsdell, 56, Nokay Lake Township, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Hennepin County Medical Center of Minneapolis.
Clarence Van Horn
IRONTON -- Clarence Richard Van Horn, 69, Ironton, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center, Crosby.
ONAMIA -- Lori Dee Nohner, 38, rural Onamia, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth.
Alma D. Logering
LAKE SHORE -- Alma D. Logering, 73, Lake Shore, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis.
Fredrick A. Moratzka
Fredrick Arthur Moratzka, 92, Brainerd, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Bessie Koenig, 91, Little Falls, formerly of Swanville, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls.
HARDING -- Josephine Matlock, 67, Harding, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at her home.
Wayne Ramsdell, 56, of Nokay Lake Township, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Alma D. Logering
LAKE SHORE -- Alma D. Logering, 73, Lake Shore, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Hennepin County Medical Center of Minneapolis.
Marjorie Jessie Hannahs, 82, Brainerd, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd.
FORT RIPLEY -- A memorial service for Peter Petrikat, 52, Fort Ripley, who died Feb. 22, 2000, in a traffic accident near Little Falls, will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the National Guard Armory in St. Cloud.
BAXTER -- Walter Bourassa, 86, Baxter, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at his home.
Clinton's stamp on his party
What if they gave a counterrevolution and nobody came?
Pardon me, but your liberal bias is becoming blatantly obvious! For over three weeks, your political cartoons have all been anti-Bush with an occ
Bush vs. Gore
WASHINGTON -- So much for shaded policy disagreements. Starker choices loom for voters -- on abortion, taxes, Social Security and more -- now that Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush are preparing to go head to head for the presidency.
Harsh words - Dispatach Editorial
National Rifle Association leaders have alienated the public and many of their own members before with inflammatory rhetoric, yet Sunday's comment by an NRA official probably takes the cake for audacity.
Building better development aid
The following editorial appeared in Monday's Los Angeles Times:
A generation ago there was a movement in the United States to fly the flag. The poles with large flags were the most noticeable at businesses and in many, many yards. Many homes were displaying smaller flags attached to their homes.
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post.
Earnhardt holds off Labonte for exciting victory
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Talk about cool.
Pierz faces Sibley East
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers girls' basketball team will finally get what it deserves at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Halenbeck Hall on the campus of St. Cloud State University.
Brainerd Family YMCA and NDEITA, a non-profit fitness professional association, are co-sponsoring three nationally-recognized workshops.
Area events Tuesday
Verndale boys advance in Subsection 6A
MOORHEAD -- The top-seeded Verndale Pirates advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Subsection 6A boys' basketball tournament after defeating the Rothsay Tigers 56-51 Saturday at Concordia College.
Local sports shorts
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Brainerd native Todd Revenig pitched a fraction of an inning in relief Saturday as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the San Francisco Giants 15-4 in a Cactus League game.
Wolves crush Rockets
HOUSTON (AP) -- Terrell Brandon scored 24 points, and Minnesota built an early lead and held on to defeat the Houston Rockets 100-86 Saturday night, the Timberwolves' fifth straight road victory.
Roseau is next obstacle for Pequot
PEQUOT LAKES -- In the last two years the Pequot Lakes Patriots girls' basketball team has lost one game.
State hockey summaries
Breck 1 2 0--3
It says here: Stanford will win NCAA
Let the madness begin.
A pair of three-peats? Blake, Minneapolis North hope so
MINNEAPOLIS -- It's common knowledge that champions enter the next season with targets on their collective backs. In the 2000 prep girls basketball tournament, Blake and Minneapolis North have targets on their backs -- and their fronts.
Pine River-Backus dumps C-I
DULUTH -- In the last three years there has only been one thing keeping the Pine River-Backus Tigers boys' basketball team from advancing to the state tournament.
Blaine achieves what Elk River couldn't
MINNEAPOLIS -- With all due respect to powerful Elk River, the Blaine Bengals are Class AA boys state hockey champions.
Mistakes doom Gobblers as Chisholm heads for state
DULUTH -- When you don't have the ball it's difficult to score.
Staples-Motley advances to section semifinals
WADENA -- The top-seeded Staples-Motley Cardinals jumped out to a 16-point halftime lead and went on to post a 72-49 victory over the West Central Area Knights in the South Subsection 8AA boys' basketball tournament Saturday night.
Area events Monday
Twins edge Rangers
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- LaTroy Hawkins pitched four shutout innings and Doug Mientkiewicz went 2-for-3 with an RBI double to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 7-5 victory over the Texas Rangers.
Waubun eliminates Verndale boys
Moorhead -- The fourth-seeded Waubun Bombers startled the No. 1 Verndale Pirates 77-63 in the West Subsection 6A boys' basketball quarterfinals Monday night at Concordia College.
Elk River's Martin ranked state's best
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Elk River's stunning upset on the way to the state tournament kept the state's most powerful team from winning a title. It didn't prevent defenseman Paul Martin from securing the 1999-2000 Associated Press Player of the Year honor.
State girls' tournament
Tonight -- Mostly cloudy. Evening flurries possible. Lows 15 to 20. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 41 23 .05 clr
Dry, partly cloudy skies expected
High pressure systems over the Ohio Valley and Southwest should keep skies dry and partly cloudy over much of the nation today while a storm system off the New England coast pushes out to sea.
Around the world
Amsterdam 49 46 cdy
Will ice go out early?
Weather drawing by Claire Surma in the Baxter School third-grade class of Mrs. Brenny.
Climbing a tree
Weather drawing by Mariah Moen of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Tonight...Cloudy. Snow developing after midnight. Lows in the lower 20s. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 38 25 cdy
Around the region
Alexandria 41 24 tr.
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