MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 183, a year ago 144.
Shawna Breitling and Ryan Finck, Verndale, a boy, Tate Colby, 7 pounds, 13 ounces, Feb. 26, 2000.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 400.
BURGLARY -- Brannan Lumber Company, Emily, reported Friday a break-in at their business.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
VANDALISM -- Wade Andrew, 700 block of North Fourth Street, reported his car had been broken into but nothing was taken.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a gas leak at the Paul Bunyan Bowl Saturday.
Sutton gets one more night to think about it
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Nobody said beating Tiger Woods was going to be easy.
Morgan wins in return to senior PGA tour
MILTON, Fla. (AP) -- Gil Morgan, still aching from a rib injury, returned to the Senior PGA Tour with a victory after a three-month layoff.
Webb wins second career major by 10 strokes
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) -- Karrie Webb could have claimed the Dinah Shore trophy for winning the Nabisco Championship a day early. She was that far in front of the field.
Steady Sutton claims big golf prize
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Hal Sutton knew he could beat Tiger Woods as long as Sutton didn't beat himself.
Lutherans rally to resist alliance with Episcopal Church
MAHTOMEDI (AP) -- More than a thousand Lutherans from around the country gathered to organize their resistance to a pact with the Episcopal Church they say would radically change the way Lutheran ministers are ordained.
Taxes to take center stage
ST. PAUL -- How to pay for management of Minnesota's ample natural resources is expected to take the spotlight in the Legislature this week.
Meth's grip can be tough to overcome
The methamphetamine high can come from a little white box covered with glitter that a drug user said supplied love.
It cuts like a knife
CROSBY -- About 300 people stood up Monday to fight for teachers and programs at Crosby-Ironton High School and offered to do whatever they could to save the school.
C-I board holds off on cuts decision
CROSBY -- Parents, teachers and students came to speak their mind -- then, shortly before 11 p.m., their words were heard.
Anglers stranded on ice
WARROAD (AP) -- Five fishermen looking to get in some late ice fishing were stranded on a patch of floating ice in Lake of the Woods.
WILLMAR (AP) -- The sidelines at Willmar High School sporting events will be quiet next year, as the school board this week voted to eliminate cheerleading.
Pet and People Walk-A-Thon set for May 6
The fifth annual HART's Pet and People Walk-A-Thon is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 6 at the Northland Arboretum. Registration is from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Ventura to push for China deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he is joining forces with the Clinton administration to push for permanent normal trade relations with China.
Cat escapes from eagle
PERHAM (AP) -- Ron Kendall and Sue Peters were looking out their kitchen window when they saw a bald eagle swoop down out of nowhere, grab their cat, Katie, and fly away.
Tribe that runs casino draws probe
SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) -- A congressional panel is taking a look at how people become members of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community and receive nearly $1 million a year in profits from its Mystic Lake Casino.
Man guilty of death on Red Lake reservation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal jury found a Red Lake man guilty of first- and second-degree murder for killing another man on the Red Lake Indian Reservation last summer.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980)- Defenseman Dave Gohl last night was named Brainerd High School hockey team captain for the 1980-81 season with goalie Paul Hennen and center Steve Stoxen his assistants.
Sales tax plan endorsed
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Allowing voters to decide whether a sliver of the state sales tax should help fund natural resources took a leap forward Monday when it got the overwhelming endorsement of perhaps its toughest obstacle: The Senate Taxes Committee.
Brainerd's Franklin Junior High School speech team recently completed in its four tournament season. The team competed in Brainerd, Grand Rapids, Park Rapids and Walker.
Jackie Lentz competed in the Minnesota State Spelling Bee Monday held at St. John's and made it four rounds before missing a word.
Lighted lures get Senate OK
ST. PAUL (AP) -- One more little gadget for Minnesota anglers got the nod of the Senate, just a few days after senators voted to keep lighted jigs illegal in Minnesota.
Burning restrictions to go into effect early
Burning restrictions will take effect April 3 in Crow Wing and Cass counties, the DNR announced.
House stakes out position in tax-cut debate
ST. PAUL -- Negotiators have three weeks to draft an ending to the Legislature's tax relief sequel, a considerable chore given the differences among the House, Senate and Gov. Jesse Ventura.
Edina girl wins spelling bee
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) -- Eighth-grader Amy Heinzerling from Valley View Middle School in Edina won the Minnesota State Spelling Bee on Monday by correctly spelling the word ''zigzaggedness'' in the 26th round.
Water testing planned
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture, along with the Minnesota Department of Health's Well Management Unit, Morrison
State group honors county worker
Not all people hope to be a firefighter, astronaut or a police officer when they grow up.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Ardell Cook became the latest of the rapidly growing list of Brainerd women bowlers to reach the coveted 600 Club circle with an even 600 series in the Tri-Hi League Thursday. Mrs. Cook had tallies of 212, 211, 177 for her three game set.
Stearns officers face possible discipline for lapses that let inmate enter cell
ST. CLOUD(AP) -- Up to five officers could be disciplined for security lapses that allowed convicted killer Ole Maxwell to get into the cell of a female inmate, Stearns County Sheriff Jim Kostreba says.
Five-year-old Greyson Rasmussen of New Brighton plays on an ice pile which collected near Eddy's Resort on the southwest shore of Mille Lacs Lake Sunday. Strong northwest winds on Saturday shoved the melting ice into piles on the south shore of the lake. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Crow Wing County agenda
Crow Wing County Board
Government, Microsoft work to hash out possible settlement
WASHINGTON -- The judge in the Microsoft antitrust trial has formally agreed to postpone delivering his verdict, people close to the case said today. The move suggests tempered optimism that lawyers could successfully negotiate a settlement.
Court cuts police power to conduct searches based on anonymous tips
WASHINGTON -- Police generally cannot stop and search someone for a gun based on an anonymous tip accurately describing only that person's location and clothing, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously today.
MOSCOW (AP) -- Vladimir Putin's election as president was hailed today as the start of a new age in Russia even though he has yet to spell out how he will handle the daunting challenge of restoring political order and invigorating the ailing economy.
Judge upholds Pat Choate chairmanship of Reform Party
WASHINGTON -- With his chairmanship of the Reform Party upheld by a federal judge, Pat Choate is moving to stabilize the fractured third party with plans to raise $1 million in the next several months and to reach out to his vanquished rival.
Disney scraps ban on employee mustaches
Memo to Disneyland cast members: Walt had one. Now you can, too.
Elian's U.S. family refuses to promise to give up boy, lashes out at authorities
MIAMI -- The U.S. relatives of Elian Gonzalez lashed out at immigration authorities today, saying they had not signed an agreement demanded by the government to promise to surrender the 6-year-old if they lose their court fight to keep him out of Cuba.
Pontiff leaves behind a Holy Land touched by his compassion
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Pope John Paul II left behind a Holy Land touched by gestures humble and grand -- from his loving pat on the head of a young Palestinian refugee to his plea for forgiveness of Christian persecution at Judaism's holiest shrine.
Wife wants Blair to take paternity leave
LONDON -- Britain's first lady, Cherie Blair, astonished her husband last fall with the news that she was pregnant with the couple's fourth child. Now, with the blessed event just two months off, Mrs. Blair has another surprise for her spouse: She wants the prime minister to take paternity leave when the baby arrives.
Elian's Miami relatives seek expedited appeal in dispute
MIAMI (AP) -- Elian Gonzalez says he remembers how the boat bringing him and his mother from Cuba sank, but suggests he doesn't believe his mother is really dead.
Kingdome: And then there was nothing
SEATTLE (AP) -- Many who watched the Kingdome's spectacular end combed nearby streets soon afterward for souvenirs.
Train hits school bus; two killed, five critically injured
TENNGA, Ga. (AP) -- A train slammed into a school bus this morning at an unmarked crossing near the Georgia-Tennessee line, splitting it in two and killing two children. The five other elementary school pupils on board were critically injured.
Report: DaimlerChrysler to take 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi
DETROIT (AP) -- DaimlerChrysler AG will own 34 percent of Mitsubishi Motor Corp. in a $2 billion deal that will give the German-American automaker control of the ailing Japanese company, The Detroit News reported Monday.
Court refuses to review welfare cut-off
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court refused Monday to review Congress' 1996 welfare overhaul that cut off food stamps and disability benefits to most noncitizens.
Real Oscar show takes place at parties
LOS ANGELES -- Forget the Academy Awards.
First president of CBS News dies, made name of Cronkite
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Sig Mickelson, who helped build CBS News during the early days of television and made Walter Cronkite a national news figure, has died. He was 86.
OPEC fails to reach consensus
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- OPEC oil ministers struggled today to reach a consensus about boosting their petroleum output in an effort to ease prices down from nine-year highs to a more sustainable level.
Reform Party of New Hampshire suing Buchanan campaign
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The Reform Party of New Hampshire announced it will sue Pat Buchanan's presidential campaign for $10 million, alleging wrongful use of its name in a recent mailing to the group's members.
OPEC ministers urge balky Iran to accept increase in oil output
VIENNA, Austria -- Iran is the only OPEC member holding out against an agreement to increase petroleum output by up to 7 percent, the Saudi oil minister said today as delegates met to try to forge a consensus that could lead to price relief at the gas pumps.
'American Beauty' dominates at Oscars
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When ''American Beauty'' hit theaters last fall, many were surprised when it became a box-office hit and an Oscar front-runner.
'Baby boomlet' reverses decline in number of U.S. births
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Propelled by a strong economy and more women of childbearing age, total U.S. births rose 2 percent in 1998, the first increase since 1990, the government reported today.
Study suggests value of intensive campaign, staying 'on message'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The primary season appeared to hurt George W. Bush and help Al Gore, but a new study suggests Bush's intense fight to win the Republican presidential nomination, consistent tax-cutting message and critical focus on his Democratic rival could pay dividends.
Authorities seek cause of chemical plant explosion
PASADENA, Texas -- Authorities have turned their attention to finding the cause of a deadly blast at a Phillips Petroleum chemical plant, the third major explosion at the factory in the past 11 years.
RUGAZI, Uganda (AP) -- Inmates using crowbars and hoes today unearthed another mass grave linked to a doomsday religious sect -- this site hidden under the floor at the home of an excommunicated priest who was one of the cult's leaders.
Alford denies report that Knight punched him
In the latest accusation against Bob Knight, a former Indiana player claims the coach once punched star guard Steve Alford.
Game almost never ended
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- ''Score, somebody!'' a spectator called out plaintively during the third overtime of the NCAA quarterfinal tournament hockey game between Boston University and St. Lawrence.
Guthridge turns from toad to prince
Just three weeks ago, one topic dominated conversation at the ACC tournament in Charlotte: Bill Guthridge's expected departure from North Carolina. After the worst basketball season in many a year, would he be forced out or would he jump? Would Dean Smith intervene on behalf of his longtime lieutenant? Would Roy Williams leave Kansas and return to Chapel Hill where he, too, had assisted Smith? What if Williams didn't want to leave Kansas; would Larry Brown leave the 76ers to finish his distinguished career at North Carolina? Would the powers-that-be at Carolina ever look outside the family? Would they ever consider a guy such as Rick Pitino, should he want out of his Boston Celtics contract? They wouldn't ever consider a Dookie such as Tommy Amaker, even though he's one of the bright young coaches in America, would they? I mean, the Tar Heels were so uninspired, Carolina had to do something about Guthridge, right?
Indy race finishes under green flag
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Cancel next weekend.
Two No. 1 women's seeds fall short
The field for the women's Final Four wasn't such a foregone conclusion after all.
Spring training notes
With less than a week to go before the regular season for most teams, managers are putting their pitching rotations in order, with many announcing their opening-day starters.
A first look at the Final Four:
Keeping NFL players in line emerges as key issue
PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Brian Billick wonders if the NFL's current free agency system, which leads to team upheaval nearly every season, contributes to off-field legal problems for some of its players.
Fred Sam Sr.
ONAMIA --Fred Sam Sr., 88, Onamia, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Mille Lacs Nursing Home of Onamia.
Joseph 'Joe' Bolduc
PALISADE -- Joseph "Joe" Bolduc, 83, Palisade, died Friday, March 24, 2000, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Thomas A. Horstmann
Thomas A. Horstmann, 63, Brainerd, died Friday, March 24, 2000, at the Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis.
Emily J. Lee
LITTLE FALLS -- Emily Jean Lee, 77, Little Falls, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
ONAMIA -- Connie Peet, 57, Onamia, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, a Mille Lacs Hospital of Onamia.
Edna L. Boyd
AITKIN -- Edna L. Boyd, 90, Hazelton Township, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at Riverwood Extended Care Unit in Aitkin.
Robert 'Bob' Haberer
Robert "Bob" Haberer, 68, Lake Edward Township, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
William 'Bill' B. Wright
AITKIN -- William "Bill" Bryce Wright, 61, Aitkin, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at home.
Robert 'Bob' G. Wolfe
NISSWA -- Robert "Bob" G. Wolfe, 62, Nisswa, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at St. Cloud.
Darleen S. Mattson
MILACA -- Darleen S. Mattson, 72, Milaca, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Arthur E. Maron
MCGREGOR -- Arthur E. Maron, 85, McGregor, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center.
Wilma M. (Davis) Broselle
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Wilma M. (Davis) Broselle, 84, Vancouver, Wash., died Thursday, March 23, 2000, in Vancouver.
AITKIN -- Edna Boyd, 90, Aitkin, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at Riverwood Extended Care Unit.
LEADER -- Teresa Marie Dennehey, 43, Leader, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
George J. Kastanek
BAXTER -- George J. Kastanek, 73, Baxter, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Trudy L. Curo
HILL CITY -- Trudy L. Curo, 79, Hill City, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at the Leisure Hills Nursing Home in Grand Rapids.
LITTLE FALLS -- Hattie Karpinski, 80, Little Falls, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at home.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Helen Schmidt-Bleisch, 82, Pequot Lakes, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at home.
Robert G. Wolfe
NISSWA --Robert G. Wolfe, 62, Nisswa, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, in St. Cloud.
William B. Wright
AITKIN -- William B. Wright, 61, Aitkin, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Alice Christenson, 87, Little Falls, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
More! More! Reading about young people like Lori McDonald is like breath of fresh air making me want more. She and her friends and fellow students like Chantell Siltman, Errin Patterson, Emma Hoglund, Colt Blunt will be the capable leaders of the country and we can rest assured that they'll lead us in the right direction.
Common sense - Dispatch Editorial
We'd like to send a round of applause to the Baxter Lions Club. They recently requested that the city of Baxter take a Lions' donation originally intended for a city community center and use it instead to help save Camp Vanasek. What a thoughtful way to make donated dollars go farther.
The case of the missing e-mail
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
Congress must act on Colombia
The following editorial appeared in Monday's Los Angeles Times:
I was one of the select group to receive the long form of Census 2000 from our illustrious public servants at the Census Bureau. Thirty-eight pages of prying, intrusive, snoopy questions which have nothing to do with the constitutional requirement of numbering the population in the individual states for the sole purpose of apportioning members of the House of Representatives. I am going to fulfill the constitutional requirement by filling in the blank on the front page by "number of people" and no more than that.
Caution needed - Dispatch Editorial
Privacy seems to be a big buzz word at the state Capitol these days.
The pope's healing message
Pope John Paul II's appearance at Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and his apologies to the Jews help to heal the schism between Catholics and Jews.
Schumacher begins delivering on promise
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) -- When Michael Schumacher joined Ferrari in 1996, he promised to conquer the Formula One world championship within two years and become the first driver to do so since 1979.
Wallace returns to short-track form
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- Rusty Wallace wanted no mistakes. Not at Bristol Motor Speedway and not when his 50th Winston Cup victory was so close.
Wolves clinch playoff berth
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders wasn't sure whether to be glad about the way his team clinched a playoff berth Sunday with a 106-101 overtime win over the Toronto Raptors.
Cards finish on losing note
MINNEAPOLIS -- In the Staples-Motley Cardinals' 10 trips to the state boys' basketball tournament, they have played for the championship twice.
Twins dump Orioles
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Joe Mays had his strongest outing of the spring, allowing one run and six hits in six innings as the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2.
Jutting named to coach Minnesota State men's hockey team
MANKATO (AP) -- Minnesota State named Troy Jutting its new men's hockey coach Monday.
Yankees look like champs at Twins' expense
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- The New York Yankees looked like the defending World Series champions that they are, sending nine batters to the plate in a five-run first inning en route to a 12-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Wally just needed a little time
MINNEAPOLIS -- It's not as though Wally Szczerbiak's rookie season had been unsuccessful before Sam Mitchell went down with a sprained left ankle.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Litchfield wasn't as stylish as everybody expected, but the Dragons were perfect in more ways than one Saturday.
Local sports shorts
Brainerd defenseman Tim Conboy scored five goals for the Section 7 team in the Great Eight boys' hockey tournament last weekend in Blaine.
Radio guide -- WYRQ-FM (92.1), KFML-FM (94.1), KKIN-FM (94.3), KTCF-FM (101.5), KTIG-FM (102.7), WCCO-AM (830), KKIN-AM (930), KLTF-AM (960), 3WI-AM (1270), KVBR-AM (1340), KLIZ-AM (1380), KLLZ-AM (1600)
Boys' four-class format fails as crowd-pleaser
MINNEAPOLIS -- It is a shame that interest in the state boys' basketball tournament, once the centerpiece of all Minnesota State High School League activities, has plummeted to its current depth.
Gopher women prevail
BOSTON (AP) -- The American Women's Collegiate Hockey Alliance National Championship game was billed as a battle of goaltenders, and that's exactly what it came down to Saturday.
Track and Field
BHS track teams compete
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' and girls' track teams competed in the season-opening Husky Classic Saturday on the campus of St. Cloud State University.
Patrick Henry downs St. Thomas Academy
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minneapolis Patrick Henry wasn't about to waste two fast starts in one night.
Sullivan notches milestone and 4A title for Tartan
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jake Sullivan became the second player in Minnesota history to score 3,000 points, and it couldn't have come at a better time.
Twins demote yet another veteran player
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Minnesota manager Tom Kelly sees it as a positive sign that the Twins are good enough to demote some good players.
Success breeds success
MINNEAPOLIS -- Someone a long time ago coined the phrase: "There is no substitute for experience."
Kinship Klahses Saturday at C-I, PR-B
"Relive the Rivalry" is the theme of the Kinship Klash, a benefit basketball game between Brainerd and Crosby-Ironton High School graduates that will be played 7 p.m. Saturday in the Woock Gym at C-I High School.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 59 47 .57 rn
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 56 28 clr
A windy spring
Weather drawing by Emily Nelson in the Baxter Elementary School third-grade class of Mrs. Brenny.
Tonight -- Cloudy. Low in the middle 20s. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.
Around the region
Alexandria 41 24 tr.
Around the world
Amsterdam 47 40 cdy
Sun is fun
Weather drawing by Jordan Peterson of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Tonight...Clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Gulf Coast, Great Lakes wet
Wet and cold skies dawned over the southern Plains and Mississippi Valley today, while severe storms stalked the Southeast. Rain again fell over the Pacific Northwest.
Widowed spouses get over grief with get-up-and-go
DEAR ABBY: The letter from ''Hurting in Lake Forest, Calif.,'' the widower who felt isolated by family and friends after his wife's death, prompts this letter.
Names and faces
SINGAPORE (AP) -- The ''Ally McBeal'' episode in which Ally kisses another woman has been banned in Singapore.
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