Trish Sullivan, Brainerd, and Cassie Evenson, Pequot Lakes, were named to the dean's list for first semester at the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Superior.
Tackling tiny type
Dear Heloise: We all have trouble from time to time trying to read the television viewing guide from the Sunday paper.
Small wedding causes big problem with bride's family
DEAR ABBY: I hope you can stand another wedding-related disaster. I was married last October. My husband and I both wanted a small wedding because we couldn't afford a large one. We planned to elope and be married with only our parents and siblings as guests. The idea was to spend a fun weekend at a local inn.
Monday -- 4 p.m. -- Countywide Transit Implementation Committee, Brainerd City Hall conference room
The eating disorder support group will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the Fireside Room at Lord of Life Lutheran Church on Highway 210 in Baxter.
Singh ends victory slump
THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) -- The Houston Open had the look of a runaway victory -- to everyone but Vijay Singh.
Medicare patients can no longer automatically be denied payment for Alzheimer's therapy
WASHINGTON -- Medicare patients can no longer automatically be denied reimbursement for therapy treatments if they suffer from Alzheimer's disease, according to a new policy that was quietly put into effect several months ago.
Deep divisions threaten prescription drug action
WASHINGTON -- Everyone -- make that everyone -- in Washington wants to make prescription drugs more affordable for the elderly, especially the poorest among them.
Former Brainerd Warrior Lisa Renneke is playing golf for Lipscomb University out of Nashville, Tenn. Find out how she's doing in Tuesday's sports section.
This was Brainerd
80 years ago (1922) - Over at Oberst and Durham they are advertising a "Selz Six." This does not mean a new Selz car hitting six cylinders, but a new Selz $6 shoe.
Three face riot, burglary charges
Three Brainerd men face burglary and riot charges for smashing the windows of a Walnut Street apartment in order to get at the occupants.
Outgoing cooperative leader cites role of communications
Ray Johanson is proud of the work that has been accomplished at the Paul Bunyan Special Education Cooperative since he arrived almost 14 years ago.
LAPORTE -- One person was killed and another injured in a single-vehicle rollover Saturday in Hubbard County.
After crash, life changes for family
It was hard enough that Kelly Maciewski of Brainerd had to endure several surgeries to repair her broken neck and compound fractures in her arm and leg and pelvis after she was involved in a four-vehicle accident Nov. 6 near Buckman.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a report of a grass fire Saturday seven miles of Brainerd on Highway 371. The fire was reported at 5:13 p.m. It was out when firefighters arrived.
New York's Cardinal Egan criticized in sex abuse cases
NEW YORK -- As many Roman Catholic Church officials across the nation rush to cooperate with law enforcement officials in the burgeoning sex abuse scandal, the New York archdiocese has been a notable exception.
U.S. believes it has senior al-Qaida leader in custody
WASHINGTON -- Pakistani authorities have handed over to the United States a man thought to be the biggest catch yet in the war on terrorism: Abu Zubaydah, a senior al-Qaida leader believed to be leading an attempt to reconstitute the group in Afghanistan.
Child car seat recalled
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Evenflo Company Inc. is recalling 28,312 Triumph car seats because they may not secure the child in an accident.
Wal-Mart now world's biggest company -- and bankrupt Enron isn't far behind
NEW YORK -- It started out 40 years ago as a discount retailer that carved out a niche in small-town America by selling everything from toothpaste to toys.
Records being made available in what is called largest federal release of genealogical data
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Archives on Monday lifted confidentiality restrictions on personal records from the 1930 census, yielding a treasure chest of genealogical information for historians and family researchers.
Bad management cripples wealthy county
MINEOLA, N.Y. -- The mental health department cannot supervise its patients -- including a man who allegedly murdered a priest during Mass last month.
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The suicide of a woman accused of poisoning her husband with a horse tranquilizer does not mean the bizarre case is finished.
Manufacturing up; construction spending rises
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Manufacturing activity flashed a growth signal for the second month in a row and construction spending posted it biggest increase in a year, fresh signs that the country's economic revival is chugging ahead.
Bush urges Arafat to act
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush appealed Monday for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to order a halt to the suicide bomb attacks in Israel and the West Bank. "Suicide bombings in the name of religion is simple terror," Bush said.
Here we go again
Hoosiers' coach of a different sort
ATLANTA -- The first coaching job Mike Davis applied for, he didn't get. He was helping out with the girls' b
Terp eyes are on prize
ATLANTA -- The Maryland Terrapins are aware of their situation. With a victory over the Indiana Hoosiers in Monday night's NCAA
Maddux to miss opening day start
ATLANTA (AP) -- Tom Glavine will open the season for the Atlanta Braves instead of Greg Maddux today against the Philadelphia Phillies.
A safe landing for Sorenstam
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) -- Only after she won the LPGA Tour's first major championship of the year did Annika Sorenstam decide to play it safe.
Big Unit, D-Backs raise flag, Rocket opens for Yanks
After more than a month of spring training, Rafael Palmeiro is all set to play ball for keeps.
Eichelberger takes seniors event
MILTON, Fla. (AP) -- Dave Eichelberger has spent 20 years tinkering with his game. His latest adjustments produced confidence -- and a victory.
You can throw away the records
ATLANTA -- The Maryland Terrapins do not feel like a team of destiny. As the clock winds toward their first appearance in the NCAA tournament's title game, the Terps simply feel like the best team.
Best season in Oklahoma history ends as national runner-up
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Connecicut coach Geno Auriemma knew what he was talking about three months ago when he said Oklahoma would be a tough team in March.
Cash is money in living up to UConn teammates' challenge
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Connecticut demanded a lot from Swin Cash.
Perfect Huskies win title
SAN ANTONIO -- There are no more superlatives needed, no more oohs or ahs to render.
Angels fall to indians
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- All the excitement, all the anticipation and all the hype that surrounded the new and improved Angels? Gone, in about 10 minutes.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Ruben Rivera has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers, who are giving the troubled outfielder a second chance after he was released March 11 by the New York Yankees after stealing former teammate Derek Jeter's glove and bat from his locker and selling the items to a memorabilia dealer.
NCAA Final Four
INDIANA 73, OKLAHOMA 64
Protesters renew call for Boston Cardinal's resignation as he preaches hope on Easter
BOSTON (AP) -- Cardinal Bernard Law capped a tumultuous Lenten period by offering an Easter message of hope in the face of a sexual abuse scandal that has rattled the Roman Catholic church.
Raymond 'Spike' M. Hanson
Raymond "Spike" M. Hanson, 80, Brainerd, died Friday, March 29, 2002.
George E. Hansen
PALISADE -- George E. Hansen, 92, Palisade, died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin.
Anna G. Smilich
CROSBY -- Anna G. Smilich, 93, Crosby, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
LASTRUP -- Gladys Kapsner, 56, Lastrup, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at home.
Dorothy E. Johnston
Dorothy E. Johnston, 84, Brainerd, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Helen B. Lanoue
AITKIN -- Helen B. Lanoue, 84, Aitkin, died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at home.
Fred O. Soderman
Fred O. Soderman, 93, Brainerd, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Matthew Jadwin Asfeld
RANDALL -- Matthew Jadwin Asfeld, infant son of Melissa Smith, Randall, died Friday, March 29, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
MORA -- Charlotte Faucher, 84, Mora, formerly of Aitkin, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, in Mora.
George H. Molstad
NISSWA -- George H. Molstad, 98, Nisswa, died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at the Cuyuna Care Center in Crosby.
Return to the rulebook
``Crisis'' was a Catholic magazine before the crisis of priests as sexual predators made headlines.
Three funny men
The Grim Reaper went into overdrive last week, doing a year's work in barely a couple of days, though when one considers whom he spirited away, he might more accurately be called
OTHER OPINIONS Politics in wartime
The busy pace of fund raising and politicking that President Bush and Vice President Cheney have set for themselves this spring raises questions about the proper role of a commander in chief in wartime.
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.
Big hurdles cleared, but are more ahead in stadium battle?
ST. PAUL -- When the Legislature and Gov. Rudy Perpich agreed in 1977 to sell $55 million in bonds to build the Metrodome, they thought a long, bruising battle had ended.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura emerged from his office into Monday's hastily called news conference dressed in black, with his face stern. He had two important things to say.
Legislators continue to work on differences
ST. PAUL -- Like porcupines in courtship, legislative leaders are cautious about getting together.
16 state companies make Fortune 500 list
Sixteen Minnesota companies made this year's Fortune 500 ranking of America's largest companies, led by Minneapolis-based Target.
track and field
Chicago stymies Wild
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jocelyn Thibault and Tony Amonte's scoring touch have returned at the perfect time for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Twins open a season that wasn't meant to be
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Minnesota Twins, who don't know whether they've survived contraction or merely delayed it, are going into the season with special reason to win.
Gophers try to keep women's coach
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota basketball coach Brenda Oldfield, reportedly a candidate for the Maryland job, has been offered a "very competitive" package to stay put, women's athletics director Chris Voelz said.
Timberwolves survive poor second half
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- If the Minnesota Timberwolves want to go anywhere in the playoffs, they'll need to play like they did in the first half against New Jersey.
State forecast for North Dakota
Snow advisory from devils lake to wahpeton...
Iowa state forecast
Iowa state forecast...Update national weather service des moines ia 1042 am cst mon apr 1 2002
Minnesota state forecast
Minnesota state forecast...Updated national weather service twin cities/Chanhassen mn 925 am cst mon apr 1 2002
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter weather advisory for much of the state later today into tonight...
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory northwest through tonight...
Names and faces
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) -- Although her marriage is in trouble and she's coping with a toddler, Melissa Rivers is philosophical about her problems.
Final rules for vital Afghan assembly announced
KABUL, Afghanistan -- In an important step for Afghanistan's political transition, an independent commission announced Sunday the final plans and rules for a nationwide assembly in June that will choose a new government to hold office for 18 months.
Royal family mourns Queen Mother privately; nationwide gun salutes mark her death
LONDON -- The coffin of the Queen Mother Elizabeth rested Monday in a small stone chapel at Windsor Castle where the royal family privately mourned the beloved matriarch before she is taken to lie in state in London.
Muslim conference split over whether suicide bombers are terrorists
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Muslim countries were split over whether to condemn Palestinian suicide bombers as terrorists at the start of a major Islamic conference Monday.
Oldest member of British monarchy was 101
Queen Elizabeth the queen mother, whose relentless charm and iron will steered the British monarchy through a world war and an abdication crisis and into a modern age where its robes were sullied by embarrassing marital antics, died Saturday.
Israeli forces mass on edge of Bethlehem
BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- Israeli forces massed on the edge of Bethlehem on Monday, with tanks rumbling briefly into the town, and militants killed 10 suspected Palestinian informers for Israel in several West Bank towns ahead of advancing Israeli troops.
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