Share the Joy with Music, the national campaign to collect Pepsi Notes, has officially ended. Kindergartners through eighth-graders at the Brainerd School District collected more than 30,000 Pepsi Notes from specially marked packages of Pepsi and Frito-Lay products from November to February.
Kids at petting zoo should take care what they wear
DEAR ABBY: Last summer, my husband and I visited a zoo. In the petting area, we saw a group of young children on a field trip. The teachers had made name tags out of construction paper and hung them around the children's necks. I remarked to my husband that the identification tags were not a good idea.
Dear Heloise: I am sure that you are deluged with TRAVEL TIPS. However, this one, simple as it might be, just saved our suitcase!
THEFT -- A 1994 Pontiac Grand Am, belonging to Julie Olson, Cushing, was reported stolen at 7:15 p.m. Sunday from behind a Tom Thumb store on the 200 block of First Street Northeast.
A house under construction on Beaver Dam Road was destroyed by fire Saturday, the Brainerd Fire Department reported.
Tanya Wheeler and Christopher Franzen, Brainerd, a boy, Elijah Goodsky, 6 pounds, 13 ounces, March 21, 2001.
Anticipation builds as Woods goes for his own grand slam
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Tiger Woods keeps the trophies from his four major championships on a shelf over his fireplace. Only one of them, a sterling replica of the Augusta National clubhouse that he won in 1997, has been around long enough to collect dust.
Victory is salve on McCarron's Masters wound
DULUTH, Ga. -- Scott McCarron won't be a part of moving day at the Masters. No, he'll just be moving.
North, Colbert win senior tournament
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) -- Andy North and Jim Colbert did their best to stay out of each other's way in the Legends of Golf.
Bush demands China return spy plane, crew after collision with jet fighter
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Monday demanded the "prompt and safe return" of the 24 crew members of a U.S. spy plane that made an emergency landing on a Chinese island.
WASHINGTON -- With passage of campaign finance reform all but assured in the Senate, opponents are looking for ways to defeat the bill in the House or in negotiations between the two chambers.
Railroad site development may hinge on cleanup
Development at the Northern Pacific Center in Brainerd may hinge on cleanup of the past and how easily an agreement can be reached to cleanup a site that has been on the state's Superfund list since the early 1980s.
Plans worry historical society
Plans to remove buildings at the former Northern Pacific Railroad Shops raised concerns from the Minnesota Historical Society last month.
Three in custody after armed robbery, assault
Three men are in custody and a fourth remained at large today following an armed robbery and assault Wednesday at a Brainerd residence.
The Brainerd Family YMCA will be offering an American Heart Association basic first aid class from 5:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. April 17 at the YMCA.
It has taken time to clean up shops site
Since the early 1980s, the state's pollution control agency has been working for an ultimate cleanup of contaminants at a Superfund site in Brainerd.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - Darla Magtibay is the only Brainerd High School Girls' Basketball player named to the All-Central Lakes Conference team which was recently announced. Magtibay, a senior who made the elite team for a third consecutive year, led Brainerd in scoring with 268 points.
NTSB: Aspen air traffic controllers didn't receive FAA safety warning
ASPEN, Colo. -- Just two days before a chartered plane slammed into a hillside short of Aspen's airport runway, the Federal Aviation Administration had issued a notice that planes should not be allowed to make instrument landings there at night.
Merger that would have created biggest utility is called off
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A proposed $9 billion merger that would have created the nation's largest electric utility was called off Monday by Entergy Corp. and FPL Group Inc.
Justices to review holding sex predators after time served
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed Monday to clarify what type of proof states need to justify locking criminals up as sexual predators after their prison term is over.
U.S. ready to announce $50 million for Yugoslavia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell is ready to announce that Yugoslavia, after arresting former President Slobodan Milosevic, qualifies for $50 million in U.S. assistance, a senior U.S. official said Monday.
DuPont slashes 4,000 jobs,
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- DuPont Co. announced Monday it will cut 4,000 jobs and shut down several manufacturing facilities because of the slumping economy and a weak textile and apparel market.
Plane caught by 'dust devil,' crashes with 22 people aboard, but no fatalities
DECATUR, Texas (AP) -- A plane loaded with skydivers was caught by a "dust devil" turbulence just after it took off and crashed from a low altitude, injuring seven people but killing no one.
SEOUL, South Korea -- Just over two months into the Bush administration, a perception that U.S. foreign policy is turning hard-line is perturbing a few allies and rattling former Cold War adversaries in Northeast Asia.
Report: Airline service still declining
WASHINGTON -- Despite promises by the airline industry, more flights are late, more passengers are bumped and more baggage is mishandled, a new study finds.
Poll: Vast majority want global warming plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two-thirds of Americans say President Bush should develop a plan to reduce the emission of gases like carbon dioxide that have been blamed for causing global temperature increases, says a poll released Sunday.
Purdue students light fires, throw rocks at police
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Disappointed Purdue fans lit at least 40 fires around the campus after the Boilermakers lost their bid for a second NCAA women's basketball championship.
Girl Scout makeover
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Striped blouses and pleated skirts are out, stretchy tops and cargo pants are in. The Girl Scouts are getting a new look after years of moaning that their uniforms are fashion duds.
As ranks of elderly gamblers grow, so do concerns about gambling
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The chartered bus from Brooklyn was just one of hundreds that roll into the depots of Atlantic City's huge casinos each day. The passengers disembarked, some spry and feisty, a few inching down the steps with their canes.
Manufacturing activity declines for eighth month in row
NEW YORK (AP) -- Manufacturing activity declined for the eighth consecutive month in March, an industry group said Monday.
Private gun sellers annoyed by strict new Colorado law
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Gun buyers and merchants alike are grumbling about a new state law requiring private sellers to conduct criminal background checks before they sell weapons at gun shows.
Openers on mainland today as Yanks begin title defense
Joe Torre hears all the doubters, the ones who keep insisting the New York Yankees' run is coming to an end.
Duke, Arizona to play for all the marbles
MINNEAPOLIS -- Arizona and Duke started the college basketball season as the two best teams in the country, and they will end up that way Monday night when the Wildcats meet the Blue Devils in the NCAA tournament championship game at the Metrodome.
Arizona floors defending champion Michigan State
MINNEAPOLIS -- The night before he and his teammates were to play Michigan State on Saturday, Arizona forward Eugene Edgerson called a players-only meeting in his hotel room.
Love fleeting for Trail Blazers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Minnesota's Terrell Brandon shared a pregame embrace with the Trail Blazers' Damon Stoudamire, his friend and fellow Portlander. Scottie Pippen joined in on the hug.
Blue Devils turn another chapter on Maryland
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Duke-Maryland Chronicles, a.k.a. The Never-ending Story, did reach a conclusion here Saturday.
U.S. women's hockey national team roster announced
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Thirteen members of the U.S. women's hockey team that won the gold medal at the 1998 Olympics will return to play on this year's national team.
Notre Dame wins women's title
ST. LOUIS -- In the closest finish to an NCAA women's basketball championship game since 1994, Notre Dame made its final play pay off and Purdue, seconds later, didn't.
Red Wings, Capitals clinch division titles
By the time Steve Yzerman scored 11 seconds into overtime, the Detroit Red Wings and their beaten opponents were already division champions.
THE FINAL FOUR
Agassi remains hottest player in tennis
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) -- On the final point of the Ericsson Open, Andre Agassi appeared to be in trouble.
Helen L. Schoula
Helen L. Schoula, 86, Brainerd, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Harry 'Ward' Shaw
Harry "Ward" Shaw, 79, Brainerd, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Geraldine K. Wise
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Geraldine K. Wise, 86, Iowa City, Iowa, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at home.
Natalya P. Matveyev
STAPLES -- Natalya Petrona Matveyev, 29, Staples, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at home.
BAXTER -- Norman Stenberg, 82, Baxter, formerly of Duluth and Thief River Falls, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at home.
Doras C. Christian
PALISADE -- Doras C. Christian, 86, Palisade, died Friday, March 20, 2001, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Victor 'Felix' J. Wodarz
OUTING -- Victor "Felix" James Wodarz, 90, Outing, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at home.
Nancy Thou, 67, Brainerd, died today, April 2, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
President Bush's taxing logic
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
The 2000 census - Dispatch Editorial
The numbers-crunchers are still poring over Minnesota's 2000 census returns which showed impressive population gains of 24.5 percent in Crow Wing County.
Taking yes for an answer
WASHINGTON -- The question to be asked about the politicians in Washington is a simple one: Can these people take yes for an answer?
The president, officers and members of the National Pure Water Association Ltd of the UK wish to acknowledge Irene Johnson's long battle against water fluoridation at Brainerd.
Trailing Jarrett common for Park
FORT WORTH, Texas -- There is one consolation to Steve Park's familiarity with the rear of Dale Jarrett's car.
Status of some of the major issues in the 2001 Legislature as of Friday:
Target retains top Minnesota listing on Fortune 500 list
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Although Target fell five spots to No. 37, it remained the top-listed Minnesota company on the Fortune 500 list released Sunday.
Watching the water, issuing warnings
CHANHASSEN (AP) -- When snow lies deep and solid in March or rain falls heavy and long in summer, Gary McDevitt is often the one to bring the bad news to river communities -- floods are coming.
Raiders softball team third in season-opening tournament at Montana
What's the sports world coming to?
Warriors tune up at CLC indoor
ST. CLOUD -- Five runner-up finishes led the Brainerd Warriors in the Central Lakes Conference indoor track and field meet Saturday at St. Cloud State University.
Gobbler boys third, girls sixth at GRC indoor meet
ST. CLOUD -- The Aitkin Gobblers boys' track and field team finished in third place at the Great River Conference indoor meet held Saturday while the girls' earned sixth-place honors.
Revenig makes seventh spring appearance for Diamondbacks
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Brainerd High School graduate Todd Revenig pitched two-thirds of an inning in relief for the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday in a 7-6 loss to the Anaheim Angels in exhibition baseball at Bank One Ballpark.
Predators hunt down Wild
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mike Dunham may be the last person the Minnesota Wild ever want to see again.
Twins end spring training with two wins
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Newcomer Mike Judd gave up the tying and winning runs on wild pitches as the Minnesota Twins rallied past the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 6-5 Sunday.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory this afternoon and evening in the northwest...
State forecast for North Dakota
Winter storm watch western third tonight and tuesday...
Iowa state forecast national
Today...Partial sunshine with highs in the 50s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain or snow showers central and north. A few sprinkles south. Highs from around 40 northeast to the mid 50s southwest...Cooler near lake michigan.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly sunny northwest. Areas of light rain and snow diminishing this morning central and east...Followed by decreasing clouds. Highs from the middle 30s northeast to the middle 40s south.
The St. Francis Education Commission will present Gail Checco speaking on Project Rachel at 7 p.m.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Paul McCartney, tired of staying in hotels, has bought a $4 million, 4,700-square-foot house in the Hollywood Hills.
Milosevic charged with inciting bodyguards to shoot at police officers
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- Police charged Slobodan Milosevic with inciting his bodyguards to shoot at officers trying to arrest him, a senior law enforcement official said Monday, a day after authorities seized a vast cache of weapons from the former president's mansion.
At least 14 dead as two buses tumble into river in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Two buses collided on a bridge along Kenya's Indian Ocean coast and plunged into a rain-swollen river, killing at least 14 people and injuring 27, police and hospital officials said Monday. Dozens of people remained missing.
Israeli helicopter gunship kills leading member of Islamic Jihad
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli helicopter gunships on Monday fired three rockets at a Palestinian van in the Gaza Strip, killing the driver, a leading member of the militant Islamic Jihad group, Palestinian security officials said.
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