New 'Place' for deli delights
Dining choices are changing in Brainerd as a new downtown restaurant opens this spring.
Avoiding 'red flags' can keep you out of IRS auditor's office
NEW YORK -- It's the letter Americans dread most -- a cordial invitation to visit the local Internal Revenue Service office for an audit.
Growth and more growth.
Economic indicators flash 'go'
WASHINGTON -- All the signals for the U.S. economy are continuing to flash "go," including three reports out Friday that showed a solid rise in industrial production, very low inflation and the strongest reading for consumer sentiment in more than a year.
A new slate of officers will head the Brainerd Area Human Resources Association in 2002.
Mutual fund annual reports worth a look
NEW YORK -- If you're like most investors, the annual reports you get from your mutual fund companies probably get little more than a glance before they end up in the trash.
Free career workshops set at Central Lakes College
The Meta 5 Displaced Homemaker Program next month will conduct a series of Progressive career guidance and personal skill development workshops on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College.
Global Crossing spreads pain far and wide in telecom sector
LOS ANGELES -- Global Crossing's sudden implosion has done more than sting shareholders, creditors and employees. It's burdened the suffering telecom industry with new worries about solvency and accounting irregularities while prompting some investors to flee the sector.
Boring but reliable companies attracting investors' attention
NEW YORK -- Compared with high-tech, there's nothing glamorous about aluminum, chemical products and basic manufacturing. But investors don't care because they see there's money to be made in reliable Old Economy sectors.
Youth Volunteer of the Month
Youth Volunteer of the Month
Agency of the month
Chip on uncle's shoulder threatens to start feud
DEAR ABBY: Our son was married last year. There were many out-of-town relatives from the bride's family, plus a large wedding party. Once the parents and grandparents of the bride and groom were added to the list, close to 80 people attended the rehearsal dinner. We did not invite family members who didn't have a part in the ceremony, although spouses of the wedding party were included.
Show a boy that life can be fair
Have you ever been the recipient of the comment, "Life isn't fair?" We all know this to be true, but hearing it doesn't make that fact any easier to swallow, especially when you are a lonely 10-year-old boy.
Add 'please' and 'thank you' to child's vocabulary
NEW YORK (AP) -- Children aren't born with good manners but they aren't born with bad ones, either.
School Volunteer Coordinator -- Susan Rogers 828-0842
Adult Volulnteer of the Month
Name: Bonnie Franzen.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 47, a year ago 328.
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
Disterhaupt, Amy R. and Calvin G.
Three people suffered minor injuries in a three-vehicle accident Friday afternoon at the intersection of Highways 210 and 10 in Motley, reported the State Patrol.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
Meets 7 p.m. Wednesday
With Woods in Bay Hill Lead, Palmer says, 'I'm finished'
ORLANDO, Fla. -- He raised his head for a quick look at the leaderboard to see if he had one more run in him. But when Arnold Palmer saw the names of Woods, McCarron and Els, he slowly turned away and shook his head quietly as if to say, I can't catch them, there isn't enough time.
Sorenstam hangs on for share of lead
PHOENIX (AP) -- Annika Sorenstam knew things would be different when she returned to the tournament where she shot the first competitive 59 in women's golf.
Wargo part of four-way tie for seniors
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Tom Wargo rediscovered the benefit of a complete round.
Despite his reservations, Ventura to let biodiesel bill become law
ST. PAUL -- Despite some reservations, Gov. Jesse Ventura said he'll let the biodiesel bill become law without his signature. It requires diesel fuel sold in Minnesota to have small amounts of vegetable oil or animal fat.
Looking for stadium cash, lawmakers unleash tax attack on state's media
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's lawmakers have an answer to those in the media who have been critical of their attempts to find money for a new baseball stadium:
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Pain nurse educates others on pain management
STAMFORD, Conn. -- Barbara Richardson works in a world of pain. She talks to her fellow nurses about it, she exhorts patients to speak up when they hurt, and she cajoles doctors into rethinking how they treat people in pain.
Pain doctors learn to recognize addicts
Besides diagnosing and treating a complex and elusive problem, pain doctors face other complications in their work.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
In the 19th century, doctors believed pain was purifying and anesthesia was unethical. The agony of labor was believed to prepare a woman for the sacrifices of motherhood.
No word yet of school recount
The votes have been canvassed and so far there is no word of a recount for the Brainerd School District's $59.9 million building referendum.
A Brainerd man was honored Saturday for his participation in the invasion of Normandy.
War protests in Brainerd
Both groups of protesters carried U.S. flags, but their messages to motorists passing by the Crow Wing County Courthouse and Brainerd Post Office Friday afternoon were different.
Residents of Brainerd's northside are invited to a Northside Association meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramada Inn in Brainerd.
Long Prairie officer survives stabbing; attacker dies
LONG PRAIRIE -- A 31-year-old Browerville man, who twice stabbed a Long Prairie police officer, striking the officer's bulletproof vest, died Thursday from a self-inflicted knife wound to the neck.
This was Brainerd
MARCH 17 - 60 years ago (1942) - Crow Wing County, like other agricultural centers, is feeling the death of farm labor. Keeping "them down on the farm" is a hard problem even in the best of farms where the best of farm wages are paid.
Job Fair April 10 at Central Lakes College
The Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College will host the 12th regional Job Fair on Wednesday, April 10 from 10 a.m .to 2 p.m.
Jaycees: Troubled fishing event still success
They made less money for 56 area charities this year than last year. But organizers of the 12th annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Fishing Extravaganza still consider the event a success despite the many obstacles they had to overcome to host the annual fishing contest.
Andersen fights indictment, government restriction
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The beleaguered Arthur Andersen accounting firm is contesting a government move barring it from new federal contracts even as it plans to fight an indictment charging obstruction of justice in the Enron affair.
Single-engine plane went down in Wisconsin woods
ALMA, Wis. (AP) -- A single-engine cargo plane crashed in a wooded, hilly area Friday, killing an Ohio pilot who had reported icing problems on a flight to Detroit during a storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of Wisconsin.
Family of six found dead in apparent murder-suicide
McMINNVILLE, Ore. -- Teachers noticed the four Bryant children had been absent for days, so school officials stopped by, only to find the curtains drawn.
Bush joins Chicago's St. Patrick Day parade
CHICAGO (AP) -- President Bush was joining politicians and firefighters in a St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday that offered reminders of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Missile defense test an explosive success
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A prototype interceptor rocket blew up a dummy warhead high over the Pacific in an explosive rendezvous marking the most complex test of missile defense technology so far, the Pentagon said.
Lott retaliates after defeat of judicial nominee Pickering
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., Friday blocked a $1.5 million request from the Judiciary Committee for its post-Sept. 11 oversight operations as part of a retaliatory strike against Democrats for killing the judicial nomination of a fellow Mississippian.
Boston archdiocese newspaper says church must face question of celibacy
BOSTON (AP) -- In an extraordinary editorial on the city's child-molestation scandal, the official newspaper of the Boston Archdiocese says the Roman Catholic Church must face the question of whether to drop its requirement that priests be celibate.
Yates sentenced to life for child drownings
HOUSTON -- A slumped, blank-faced Andrea Pia Yates was sentenced to life in prison Friday after a jury agreed in half an hour to spare the life of the mentally ill housewife, who drowned her five children in the bathtub.
The Tark decides it's time to retire
Weary of turmoil -- and worn out by more losses this season than anyone could have expected -- Jerry Tarkanian retired as Fresno State's basketball coach Friday at 71.
Knight out early -- again; Gators upset
Bob Knight's first NCAA tournament game with Texas Tech ended with a sense of familiarity.
Road to Atlanta
Players fined, suspended for spring brawl
NEW YORK (AP) -- Four players were suspended by baseball's new disciplinarian for their role in a brawl-filled spring training game, with San Diego pitcher Bobby Jones receiving seven games and Anaheim infielder Scott Spiezio six
NCAA women's scoreboard
Kevin Brown's status for opening day unclear
Kevin Brown isn't feeling any pain. Still, he hasn't pitched very much this spring, and it's unclear if he'll be ready by opening day.
Louisiana Tech makes early exit in women's action
Only half the first round is complete, and already the NCAA women's basketball tournament has an unusual look.
PILLAGER -- Jeffrey Ausland, 30, Pillager, died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Grace Marjorie Sullivan
DEERWOOD -- Grace Marjorie Sullivan, 76, Deerwood, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Clinton 'Clint' Dale Torfin
BEMIDJI -- Clinton "Clint" Dale Torfin, 81, Bemidji, died Monday, March 11, 2002, at his home.
PIERZ -- Florentine Boser, 83, Pierz, died Friday, March 15, 2002, at her residence.
Marvin J. 'Marv' Yatckoske
Marvin J. "Marv" Yatckoske, 88, Brainerd, died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Annie Jevoila (Olson) Thorsen
MILAN -- Annie Jevoila (Olson) Thorsen, 96, Milan, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital.
It's in the blood
WASHINGTON--When Fred Thompson, grieving over the death of his adult daughter, decided last week to bow out of seeking re-election to the Senate from Tennessee, it was a reminder that politics really is a personal business. Family influences play at least as large a role at election time as any social trend or set of issues.
Did you ever catch yourself doing something really dumb?
TV at its best and worst
It was the best of television and the worst of television.
News council can help
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
Israel and Palestine Shift in U.S. policy provides a ray of hope for Mideast peace
Even as violence in the Mideast once again escalated there was one hopeful sign that surfaced in a United Nations Security Council resolution adopted last week.
Weather has interesting impact on wild creatures
Outdoor folks always try to figure out what makes ducks, deer, walleyes and other desirable creatures tick.
Conservation license plate contest promises colorful design for Minnesota vehicles
If you aren't smitten by the current conservation license plate featuring a beige background with green deer, you can vote for a new design. Your input will be considered when a winner is chosen from a field of six designs for the DNR's new "Critical Habitat" license plate.
The point on the point
LITTLE FALLS -- The most accurate lake bottom contour maps ever made for fishing are being made in Little Falls.
BRAINERD/NISSWA - Crappies continue to hit in eight to 14 feet of water on Round Lake and Nisswa Lake during low-light periods of the day.
Researcher pinning down behavior of native dogs
WINONA (AP) -- Ben Bigalke goes on night patrol a couple of times each week to spy on seven coyotes roaming Wabasha County.
Some facts are clear in war of spin over Arctic Refuge
WASHINGTON -- Last spring, the Interior Department tried to put together a slide show of facts about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It wasn't easy. Interior Secretary Gale Norton had made
Minnesota officials prepare to battle chronic wasting illness
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Wildlife officials hope to head off the spread of a deadly deer and elk disease into Minnesota after three whitetail bucks were found with the illness in Wisconsin last week.
Fishing statistics reveal interesting trends
BREEZY POINT -- DNR fisheries biologist Denny Schupp, who retired from the Brainerd office a year ago, once estimated there were about 16 million walleyes in Minnesota waters. If every one of the state's 2.3 million anglers took home one limit of walleyes per year that would remove about 13 million.
Minnesotans can now earn the title of Minnesota Master Angler through a new program sponsored by G. Loomis Rods, Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame and the DNR.
March - 22-30 -- Northwest Sportshow, Minneapolis Convention Center
Sam and June Shields
Sam and June Shields, Brainerd, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. A family dinner recently was held at Sherwood Forest. They were married March 17, 1962, in Brainerd.
Four generations recently gathered were Brice Marshall Hendryx, son; Kelly Vrudny Hendryx, mother; and Daniel Vrudny, grandfather, all of Alpine, Texas; and Paul Vrudny, great-grandfather, Brainerd.
Missy Yoder and Geoff Simons
Missy Yoder and Geoff Simons, both of Bend, Ore., announce their engagement.
Jennifer Jane Koski and Timothy John Hackbarth were married Sept. 1, 2001, at Incarnation Lutheran Church in Shoreview with Pastor David Holte officiating.
Rose Vinton, formerly of Pillager, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. March 24 at Good Shepherd Court in Sauk Rapids. The event will be hosted by her family. She was born March 24, 1912.
Toni Marie Balsley and Paul Josef Kriegl
Toni Marie Balsley and Paul Josef Kriegl announce their engagement. Parents are Fred and Patricia Balsley, Brainerd, and Josef and Carol Kriegl, Redwood Falls. A wedding is planned for Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Jennifer Erickson and Greg Lynch
Jennifer Erickson and Greg Lynch announce their engagement.
Craven wins pole at Darlington
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- Steve Park's fourth-place qualifying effort felt just as good as if he'd taken the pole.
Chaska feed company conducts recall after contamination discovered
CHASKA (AP) -- A feed company has been shut down indefinitely while state and federal health officials investigate the source and scope of contamination involving dioxin, a suspected cancer-causing agent.
At least seven hurt in pileup along Highway 10
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- At least seven people were injured Saturday morning when about 25 cars collided in dense fog along Highway 10.
Smallest Cardinal makes a big contribution
She was the smallest girl on the team, but Sarah Miller made a big impact.
Eastman is a motivated Husky
Jeff Eastman decided not to play football his senior year to concentrate on basketball.
Pecarich ends coaching days
For almost 40 years, John Pecarich roamed the sidelines of area gyms as a basketball coach, shouting encouragement to players, drawing up strategies and teaching them not only post moves but life's little lessons.
PAUL BUNYAN BOWL
Coach proud of the way they never quit
MOORHEAD -- Following the graduation of point guard Jeff Brever and wing Brad Moore, few area boys' basketball fans expected the Staples-Motley Cardinals would be knocking on the door of another trip to state this season.
Point guard dooms Cardinals
MOORHEAD -- The play of Bagley Flyers point guard Matt Hoie in Thursday's Section 8, Class 2A boys' basketball semifinals might have made the Philadelphia 76ers Allen Iverson envious.
Brainerd's Chris Foy has signed a national letter of intent and has accepted a football scholarship to play at Minnesota State University, Moorhead.
Warriors fall in state floor hockey opener
STILLWATER -- Travis Opsahl of Maple Grove scored a power-play goal with only 16 seconds left in the game to give the Crimson a 3-2 victory over the Brainerd Warriors in the quarterfinals of the adapted floor hockey state tournament Friday at Stillwater High School.
Weekly league leaders
Area events Saturday
Gophers stop Huskies
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Johnny Pohl just had a feeling Troy Riddle would be there. And he was.
Gardenhire finally gets his chance to be in charge
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- This is Ron Gardenhire's first official chance to manage the Minnesota Twins, but the first impression was made a while ago.
Reed decides to stay with Minnesota
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Rick Reed is staying with the Minnesota Twins.
New London-Spicer returns to finals
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- If Kittson Central can pull off a win Saturday night, it'll be the second perfect season they've ruined this year.
Wolves lose again
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- After their season-high sixth straight defeat, the Minnesota Timberwolves talked about all the things they wished they were doing on offense.
Players call coach abusive Investigation is sought at St. Thomas
ST. PAUL (AP) -- St. Thomas officials are looking into a request by several women's basketball players for an investigation into head coach Tricia Dornisch's behavior.
Reed has shaky outing
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Vernon Wells hit a go-ahead two-run double off Jack Cressend in the ninth inning Friday to lead the Toronto Blue Jays over the Minnesota Twins 7-5.
Football for men and/or women?
A lot of people (mostly men and boys) think that football is for boys and not girls.
Have you ever thought you were better than someone because of your skin, color, or race. Well you shouldn't really think that. People think that ever since the terrorism attack everyone shouldn't be friends with Muslims that have a Islamic religion. Well if you're one of those people that's called diversity. You shouldn't stop being friends with a someone just because of their religion, race color or skin. Most people dropped their friendship with the Muslim since the terrorist attack. Well, did you know that most Muslims liked their religion before the Taliban twisted and turned it so much that it's not really Islamic any more.
I have problems. Problems I can't solve. When I can't solve a problem, I do the next best thing. Complain!
Three Generations of Bands
How would it feel to have your grandpa, dad, and you being in a band? Sounds cool right? Well that's exactly how I, Celina Dobson feel about my grandpa (Jack Franzeen), my father (Christopher Dobson) and my band.
Questions, Jokes and Riddles
Who loves lasagna?
A First Class Drive To The Zoo
On November 6th before sunrise, 140 eighth graders settled on coach buses and began the 2 1/2 hour drive to the Minnesota Zoo and the Imax theater.
The Murder On Sun Set Avenue
A murder happened at Sun Set Avenue Apartment room 413. Suspicious activity was reported by Mr. Trevor Hockmeyer, who lived right across from that room, in apartment number 414. Below the apartment, Vicky Vonrude was hosting a party with her friends. Charlie Horse was lounging on his balcony watching the stars. Janet Rennagade was no where to be found. It was her poor husband Jack Rennagade who had been murdered. Jack had just arrived home from a business trip and was exhausted. He sat down on the couch and fell asleep. He never woke up.
Where's The Skateboards?
Everyone at Mississippi Horizons Middle School knows about the ban on skateboards. The ban was placed after a student was hit by a car, riding his skateboard on school grounds.
Harry Potter Is Here!
Calling all Harry Potter fans! The movie is out. The one we have been waiting for. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
The Truth Behind the Islamic Religion
There is a tragic irony that while the World Trade Center terrorists followed Islam as their religion, the literal meaning of the word Islam is peace. People who follow the Islamic religion are called Muslims. They believe that each person is born pure but is later given a choice between good and evil. Muslims worship Allah, their God. They believe that anyone who has the will to, can search for a relationship with the Creator through devoted worship. In a Muslim's lifetime, they are expected to carry out five main duties. These tasks are called pillars. The five pillars are:
After School Adventure
Who has to wait after school? It's boring isn't it? Why don't you come to Youth Trax?
Guess the Teacher
1. Out fishes her husband. ______________
A sampling of subscription services available over the Web
Here's . Note that prices for some services vary. Prices shown are the prevailing ones.
Charges of the site brigade
Hold on to your wallet: This may go down in Internet history as the year millions of people started paying for online content. My digital radar shows a blip of activity in electronic subscriptions, enough to make me think real online businesses are finally being born.
Sites to see
A roundup of new and updated resources.
Q. I'm still wearing a clunky old pager that bleats and flashes a phone number. Is there anything more advanced?
Soul-mate searching in cyberspace
BALTIMORE -- Richard264 was at the bar, nursing a cranberry juice when in walked Janel803.
Some lessons unlearned: Failure to back up data can cost
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The hard drive in my laptop computer possessed something truly dear: my entire family photo collection, including my son's first Christmas.
Online dating tips
Interested in finding a future spouse online, but not certain how to go about it? Regina Lewis, an adviser to America OnLine, offers these recommendations:
Next target for computer viruses: Cell phones
NEW YORK (AP) -- For malicious computer hackers and virus writers, the next frontier in mischief is the mobile phone.
The Weather Elsewhere
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny south and east. Partly to mostly cloudy northwest and north central with a chance of light snow in the afternoon. Highs in the 30s.
Minnesota state forecast
This afternoon...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 30s to around 40.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Some morning low clouds southeast then partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the 40s.
St. Patrick's Day
Weather drawing by Allison Reuer of Mr. Trucano's fourth grade class at Baxter school.
Rain and clouds in much of the East; more snow in parts of the West
A cold front was expected to bring unsettled weather to much of the eastern half of the United States on Saturday, including sleet and up to 4 inches of snow to northern New England
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Patchy morning fog in snowcovered areas. Becoming mostly cloudy west with a chance of afternoon light snow. Sunny central and east...Becoming partly sunny during the afternoon. Highs in the 30s...Except around 40 northwest...And lower 40s far southeast.
Chapter DV, P.E.O. will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the home of Jean Carey with Barb Lowe assisting. Program: Diane Sell
Members of the Lakes Area Law Enforcement Committee are no strangers to enriching the lives of children.
Several business men and women recently took a break from their hectic schedules to do a little reading.
Kiwanis sponsors WMS service club
Students at Washington Middle School are making a big difference in the world around them thanks to a cooperative effort between their school and a local service organization.
Whistler whiz... ...bits and 'bytes' of what's going on in our schools
Let your voice be heard on the Comment Connection
Searching for heroes
Calling all students in grades 9-12.
The Story Lady
A 'can-do' spirit, renewed energy and a passion for reading help make after school story time come alive for elementary school children.
Spring break fun for grades K-5
The ISD #181 Fun 'N' Friends program is hosting spring break fun days for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, March 25-28 and April 1 at Lincoln Elementary.
U.S. helicopters evacuate Philippine soldiers wounded by Muslim guerrillas
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) -- U.S. military helicopters flew three wounded Filipino soldiers to safety after Muslim guerrillas ambushed a Philippine army patrol, officials said Saturday.
Cheney talks with Saudis focus on Iraq, Mideast peace
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- Vice President Dick Cheney began talks Saturday with Saudi leaders who have expressed sharp reservations over the U.S. role in Middle East peacemaking and its intentions for Iraq.
U.S. Mideast envoy upbeat about chances for truce
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Sounding upbeat about the chances of a cease-fire in the coming days, a U.S. mediator launched a second round of meetings Saturday with Palestinian security officials.
Serbian official accused of passing documents to U.S. released
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) -- Military police released Serbia's deputy prime minister Saturday, two days after detaining him on suspicion of spying for the United States in a move that angered Washington and revealed sharp divisions among top officials here.
Bush says U.S. working for better educated Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush says that when hundreds of girls in Afghanistan set foot in a classroom for the first time this month, many will find notebooks, pencils, crayons and soccer balls purchased with money from American children.
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