Clearing of land means more development on the way in lakes area
More land is being cleared in the lakes area with future development no doubt in mind.
They ganged up on the stock market last week
NEW YORK (AP) -- They ganged up on the stock market last week, providing a wonderfully clear illustration of how seemingly disparate fragments can coalesce into a powerful movement.
STAPLES -- Jim Christensen joined Nyhus Chevrolet/Buick of Staples as store sales manager.
Coffee bean queen
FLUSHING, Mich. -- Inside the Coffee Beanery's unassuming headquarters, where the air is thick with the fragrance of coffee, one white wall seems a little off. It's dotted with picture-hanging hooks -- but no pictures hang from them.
Another dismal week sends investors groping for bottom
NEW YORK -- When will it end?
The end of tax season is no time to relax
NEW YORK -- With the end of tax season, you're probably congratulating yourself on having gotten your return filed and feel that now you can kick back and not worry about IRS forms for another year.
Providing references for a reprehensible employee
Q: One of the clerical employees I manage is causing serious problems. Her performance is borderline, and she doesn't get along with other employees.
Shift in S&P 500 index makeup is significant to fund investors
NEW YORK -- Investors who thought they were being conservative by putting their money into slow but steady mutual funds that track the performance of the S&P 500 index may be in for a surprise.
Around the watercooler
KIDS IN CHARGE: Planning to go on a business trip? You might want to check with your child first.
Anderson Cleaners' motto: Good service, quality work
"If we can't get the stain out, no one can," is a motto at Anderson Cleaners, and after 80 years of perfecting their dry cleaning craft, it would be hard not to believe them.
Some are born to make it; some are determined to fail
QUESTION: Last week you talked about why some kids with every advantage and opportunity seem to turn out bad, while others raised in terrible homes become pillars in the community. You cited the life of David Hernandez as an example. What happened to him?
Detective turns deacon
A newspaper reporter once asked Deacon John Reed, "How do you justify in your mind being a pastor and a cop?"
The Palm Sunday weekend service schedule for the Brainerd Laestadian Lutheran Church is as follows: 7 p.m. today and Saturday with refreshments served, and 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday with lunch and refreshments served. Guest speaker will be Dr. John Koivukangas of Oulu, Finland.
Gambling on Golgotha
What possible relevance does a gambling game among first century Roman soldiers have for us?
Resurrection in the midst of our lives
Easter is the season of resurrection. Christians around the world remember and celebrate the story of Christ's victory over death. Our churches are filled on Easter morning (you have to come early to get a back pew seat!) as young and old gather to sing with joy "Christ the Lord is risen today! Alleluia!"
School lunch menus
MONDAY -- B-Cereal, bread, fruit. L-Stuffed crust pizza, salad/dressing, pears, graham.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 400.
THEFT -- Heartland Animal Rescue Team, 1000 block of Danielson Road in Brainerd, reported the theft of a sable ferret Tuesday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 154, a year ago 101.
The Brainerd Police Department reported one person was injured Thursday in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Second Avenue Northeast and H Street.
Agendas Little Falls School Board
Meets Monday, 5 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 67, a year ago 26.
Michael and Janel (Hicks) Mathis, Pillager, a boy, Michael Leigh Wayne, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, March 31, 2000. Grandparents are Nalrah and Jerry Hicks, Pillager. Great-grandparents are Don and Helen Hicks, Pillager.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
Meets Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Aluminum - 64.8 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Fri.
HILL CITY -- The State Patrol reported one person was injured Friday in a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 200 about five miles east of Hill City.
Inkster leads Longs Drugs Challenge
LINCOLN, Calif. (AP) -- Juli Inkster is making herself right at home in the LPGA Longs Drugs Challenge.
Greens of dreams Begay, USGA hoping to dr aw Indian youths to game
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The young American Indian stood on a practice tee on a Saturday morning 20 summers ago, his hands wrapped around a golf club, a bucket of balls at his feet.
Els working to forget Masters
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Ernie Els put his runner-up finish in the Masters behind him with another loss the next day.
Rain hits PGA Seniors' Championship
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Allen Doyle had a lot more fun on a rainy day last month in California than he's having in the water-logged PGA Seniors' Championship.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Some dieters turn to God for the will to resist overeating
''Jesus answered, 'It is written: Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.' ''
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics
Window seat can be the best seat in the house
Few places in a house are more inviting than a window seat, tucked in an alcove or maybe between bookshelves flanking a window: a perfect spot to read or linger over a cup of tea while the sun slants in.
Architecture from A to Z
WASHINGTON -- A lush coffee-table tome published in 1997 celebrated the centennial of the Jefferson Building, oldest and most ornate of the three Library of Congress edifices. Blaine Marshall wanted to create a small, simple spinoff ''so tourists could take a bit of the library home.''
HUD wants mortgage packagers banned from buying scam loans
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration is proposing legislation to bar Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from purchasing loans originated through predatory practices, including those with excessive fees or unreasonable prepayment penalties.
Thermometer can tell best planting dates
It's not uncommon to hear of gardeners sticking thermometers into their soil this time of year.
Stained, beveled glass add unique color to home
Scheeler says Baxter sent ultimatum to Menards
A Brainerd City Council member has expressed concerns that the city of Baxter has issued an ultimatum to Menards regarding annexation, but Baxter officials denied the claim today.
House adopts compromise on feedlot bill despite concerns
ST. PAUL -- The House adopted modifications to new feedlot rules Thursday despite lingering concerns that small farmers won't be able to afford the changes that would be needed to comply with the regulations.
Open house set to discuss Highway 169 expansion plans
ONAMIA -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled a public information open house Thursday, April 27, to begin the initial project development phase of a proposed four-lane expansion of U.S. Highway 169 along the west side of Lake Mille Lacs.
Decade later, state lottery still a sure thing
ROSEVILLE -- That peppy zydeco jingle -- the one punctuated by the laughing loon -- has always been there. Scratch-off games still cost a dollar.
Marge Anderson honored with humanitarian award
ONAMIA -- Mille Lacs Band Chief Executive Marge Anderson was honored Thursday with the Wendell Chino Humanitarian Award, which she received at the National Indian Gaming Association conference in Portland.
This was Brainerd
April 16 -- 100 years ago (1900) -- Mr. Lambert, of Emily, caught two pickeral the other day from Lake Emily, weighing 23 and 26 pounds. This is a big fish story, but as he is a total abstainer we know he did not see double, hence the story is a true one.
Abortion-related bill blocked
ST. PAUL -- While Gov. Jesse Ventura considered whether to sign into law a waiting period for abortions, lawmakers blocked legislation to expand the scope of charitable donations by state employees over fears that the money could go to groups that provide abortions.
Ailing Pine River-Backus school district focus of gathering
PINE RIVER -- Frustrated over a variety of issues plaguing the financially ailing Pine River-Backus School District, about 60 Pine River-Backus parents and community members gathered at the Pine River Fire Hall Friday night to find a way to save their schools -- and, if necessary, possibly oust the entire school board and school administrators.
'U' tells Haskins it may sue
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota officials have told former men's basketball coach Clem Haskins they may sue him to recover at least some of the buyout money he received last year.
That's no bull, but it sure can buck
Jason Winch of Nisswa hangs on for the final seconds on a mechanical bull ride sponsored by 3'Z Amusement Company booth during the Commerce and Industry Show at the Brainerd Civic Center Friday.
Blaze destroys Grand Rapids oil warehouse
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) -- A warehouse storing petroleum products was destroyed by fire, injuring two firefighters and causing petroleum to seep into a nearby water channel.
Jesse's big decision
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura has vetoed a bill to create a 24-hour waiting period before a woman can have an abortion. It was the most significant abortion measure to be put before a Minnesota governor in about 20 years.
Suicides cause family heartbreak, but group available to offer support
Families that have been jarred by suicide never forget the loved one they lost. But it is not always easy to cope.
Hepatitis A cases linked to Twin Cities restaurant
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Anyone who ate at the Hoggsbreath restaurant in Little Canada from April 5 through April 14 is urged to get a shot of immune globulin to prevent getting ill with hepatitis A, state health officials said Friday.
As school cuts loom, C-I board members address large group
CROSBY -- Crosby-Ironton School Board members, who have been verbally attacked in recent weeks by angry teachers, community members and students over the district's financial crisis, addressed a large group Thursday at the school.
Session likely to drag into May as leaders struggle with budget talks
ST. PAUL -- When lawmakers returned to the Capitol in February, they thought their job might be quick and painless, ending before Easter as it usually does in a nonbudget year.
Federal subpoenas issued to University of Minnesota over basketball program
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two federal grand jury subpoenas have been issued to University of Minnesota officials seeking information about academic fraud in the men's basketball program and about details relating to former Gopher Bobby Jackson's academic eligibility while at the university.
Lott stumps for Grams; touts child tax-credit
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott gave Sen. Rod Grams' re-election campaign a boost, stumping for the Minnesota Republican and touting him as a committed tax-cutter.
Brainerd man served with alleged killer
A Brainerd man who served in the Navy with the suspected Detroit area serial killer said he never would have guessed him as a murderer.
U S West-Qwest merger overcomes Minnesota hurdle
ST. PAUL (AP) -- U S West and Qwest Communications International on Friday reached an agreement with two Minnesota public offices intended to ensure that their proposed merger, if approved, benefits Minnesota customers.
First half of real estate taxes due soon
The first half of real estate taxes are due May 15.
Chalk one up for MADD
Liza MacDonald (left), Students Against Drunk Driving member, Megan Kohls, MADD Youth in Action, Vince Arnone, First Presbyterian pastor, Justin Johnson and Jessica Olson, both MADD Youth in Action members, drew chalk messages on the sidewalk near the entrance to Brainerd High School this morning. The group Mothers Against Drunk Driving was warning students against underage drinking, especially for the high school's prom Saturday night. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Mustang, Bronco, Pony league skills clinics postponed
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation skills clinics for Mustang, Bronco and Pony leagues scheduled for Saturday have been postponed because of expected weather conditions.
The Little Falls story on the kindergarten fee schedule on Page 1A Thursday should have attributed the Head Start program to Tri-County Community Action.
Baxter moves forward with annexation plans
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council Thursday moved forward with plans to annex about 185 acres of land, including land west of Highway 371 North and less than 120 acres of land within the Northland Arboretum that includes a portion of the Paul Bunyan Trail.
Senate votes to send wolf management bill back to panel
ST. PAUL -- The Senate voted 33-32 Thursday to send a wolf management plan back to a House-Senate conference committee, possibly putting the legislation in jeopardy for another year.
Three Minnesota residents killed in accident in Illinois
MARION, Ill. (AP) -- Three northeastern Minnesota residents were killed and one seriously hurt when their sport utility vehicle flipped over several times on Interstate 57 in southern Illinois while they were on their way to Orlando, Fla.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - A crowd of several hundred people were on hand Saturday evening to witness the crowning of Pamela Bensen, the new Miss Brainerd. The 17-year-old daughter of Joel and Marilyn Bensen was also named winner of the swimsuit competition.
Regents get proposal to raise U of M tuition 5.5 percent next year
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Tuition at the University of Minnesota will rise about 5.5 percent next year if regents approve a plan presented by university President Mark Yudof.
371 task force ready to wrap up
The 371 Moratorium Task Force has one more meeting to complete its draft of development rules. The draft then will go to the Crow Wing County Planning Commission.
Paul Newman will end movie career, but keep on driving
NEW YORK (AP) -- From actor-racer Paul Newman, the message is catch me while you can on the silver screen.
Third World leaders demand rich nations share wealth, power
HAVANA -- The leaders of the world's poor nations are uniting to demand a greater say in the global economic system, insisting on greater aid and trade and a role in financial decisions that often shake their countries.
Clinton announces grants to prevent youth violence
WASHINGTON -- To mark the one-year anniversary of the violent school shooting at a Colorado high school, President Clinton Saturday announced new grants to place more police officers in schools and hire more counselors to work with elementary schoolchildren.
Gore gives book on environment a few tweaks but stands by it
WASHINGTON -- The book that critics say made Al Gore green with environmental extremism is being recycled in the midst of his presidential election campaign, and he's not backing down from the views that gave Republicans almost a decade of ammunition.
Marine Corps says it had FAA approval to fly Osprey without lights
TUCSON, Ariz. -- In a statement that conflicts with FAA findings, the military said it had approval to fly aircraft without lights during a nighttime exercise that ended with the deaths of 19 Marines.
Police refuse Kennedy request to release video
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police have turned down Rep. Patrick Kennedy's request to release a videotape of his confrontation with an airport security guard.
Fans of 'The Sopranos' have a long wait for new episodes
NEW YORK -- Will Tony Soprano act on his fantasies about his psychiatrist? Will the feds get him? Will his sister stay far away?
Bush meets gays, says he's 'better person' for it
AUSTIN, Texas -- Emerging from a meeting with gay Republicans, George W. Bush today declared he was ''a better person'' for hearing their stories although he said they still disagree on such subjects as gay marriage.
Gore shatters Silicon Valley fund-raising record
ATHERTON, Calif. -- Al Gore renewed his call for a ban on unlimited ''soft money'' at a fund-raiser that demolished previous records in the Silicon Valley for such campaign donations.
Postal Service Pays $248,128 for two local moves by executives
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service spent $142,311 to move one executive 10 miles and $105,817 to move another one 30 miles, even though both continued to report to work at the agency's L'Enfant Plaza headquarters here.
Consumer price surge roils markets
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer inflation jumped 0.7 percent in March, the biggest gain in almost a year, led by sharp increases in gasoline and other energy prices.
A breather as Cuban boy custody dispute rolls into court
MIAMI -- The tug-of-war over Elian Gonzalez has turned into an agonizing wait, with two federal courts considering the boy's fate and protesters in Little Havana maintaining an uneasy vigil.
To re-energize religious right, Falwell launches voter drive
WASHINGTON -- Tapping into churches for help, television evangelist Jerry Falwell is launching an effort to register 10 million voters as he tries to re-energize the religious right after a brutal Republican primary season.
Man charged with trying to extort money from Louie Anderson
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man was charged with trying to extort money from ''Family Feud'' host Louie Anderson by threatening to reveal the comedian allegedly asked him for sex.
Web site to give away $10 million in sweepstakes
NEW YORK -- There are thousands of Web sites offering sweepstakes to potential customers, but the stakes will make a big jump this weekend with a $10 million giveaway.
Ex-sailor accused of five strangulations arraigned
DETROIT -- Police say John E. Armstrong's mood changed frequently as he told them about killing woman after woman.
Iraq rejects plan for new U.N. weapons monitoring
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq does not accept a new U.N. Security Council plan to resume weapons inspections in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz said Saturday.
Clinton setting aside 327,000-acre sequoia tract in California
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- President Clinton is making the nation's last stands of ancient sequoia trees permanently off-limits to loggers, angering some California businesses and outdoor enthusiasts.
Police raid, shut down protesters' headquarters
WASHINGTON -- Police raided and closed down the headquarters of world finance protesters Saturday after fire officials declared the old warehouse building unsafe.
NEW YORK -- Investors have the weekend to lick their wounds and rethink their trading strategy after one of Wall Street's worst weeks ever ended in a selling stampede.
Ex-CIA agent testifies in behalf of Kurdish doctor
LOS ANGELES -- In a case that has attracted national attention, a former high-ranking CIA officer testified Thursday on behalf of a Kurdish doctor who says he once fought against Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein but now faces deportation from the United States over concerns he is a double agent.
CNN settles lawsuit with former general named in Tailwind report
NEW YORK -- CNN has one less legal battle on its hands from the network's ill-fated 1998 report that accused the military of using nerve gas on Vietnam War-era defectors.
Stricter teaching requirements pushed by AFT
ATLANTA -- A national push to raise the standards for training and hiring teachers is doomed to fail unless it is accompanied by better pay and working conditions, some education experts say.
U.S., Russian arms negotiators to meet in Geneva this week to consider more cuts
WASHINGTON -- American and Russian negotiators are to meet this week in Geneva to consider more cuts in long-range nuclear arms now that the Duma has approved the START II treaty.
Woman who profited from cancer scare avoids jail time
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Two years ago, after Charlene Zimmerman told her husband and three children she was dying of cancer, people all over Des Moines rushed to help.
Black farmers say USDA isn't doing enough on civil rights
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A year after they settled a civil rights lawsuit, black farmers say the Agriculture Department still isn't doing enough to address discrimination against minorities.
Two teens dead in Pennsylvania shooting
PETERSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy with a rifle he didn't know was loaded, then used the gun to kill himself when he realized what had happened, authorities said.
Hospital fills with casualties after Congolese airport blast
KINSHASA, Congo -- Distraught relatives milled through the hallways of a hospital overwhelmed by the dead and injured after explosions rocked Kinshasa's airport, killing at least 40 people, Belgium's Foreign Ministry said Saturday.
Elian's case back in court
MIAMI -- The government asked a federal appeals court today to order Elian Gonzalez's Miami relatives to return the boy to his father, who agreed to stay in this country until an appeals court rules on the case. The relatives, turning to another court for help, invoked the U.N. human-rights charter in asking that Elian stay.
Son of NAACP leader sentenced
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A son of NAACP president Kweisi Mfume has been sentenced to four years and nine months in prison for federal drug and weapons convictions.
Russian lawmakers approve START II
MOSCOW -- After years of delay, Russian lawmakers today approved the START II treaty to scrap thousands of U.S. and Russian nuclear warheads, clearing the way for further arms reductions.
Columbine, one year later
LITTLETON, Colo. -- Richard Castaldo's calendar reads like a busy executive's Day-Timer.
CBS 'Early Show' hits ratings low
NEW YORK -- There is more bad news for CBS's ''Early Show.''
Spending, tax fight revs up as Congress OKs budget
WASHINGTON -- Congressional passage of a $1.83 trillion budget for next year clears one hurdle for Republicans, but also signals the start of months of election-year battling with President Clinton over spending and taxes.
Philippine ferry boat survivors say no life vests available
JOLO, Philippines -- No life vests were available for scores of illegal passengers on an overloaded Philippine boat that capsized, killing at least 87 people, survivors said today.
Washington police wage battle of wits with protesters
WASHINGTON -- Washington police are waging a battle of wits with protesters who vow to disrupt meetings of world finance ministers Sunday and Monday.
Ex-Indiana player said Knight used racial slur against black player
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Toronto Raptors coach Butch Carter, a former Indiana University basketball player, claims in an upcoming book that Hoosiers coach Bob Knight used a racial slur during an angry tirade against a black player.
Fans happy now
When Frank Thomas last played at Comiskey Park, he was the target of harsh fan criticism.
Magic take over sole possession of eighth place in East
The last NBA playoff spot is Orlando's, at least for now.
Orioles find a new way to lose
MINNEAPOLIS -- So much for the Baltimore Orioles' new-and-improved bullpen?
Ripken: Chasing 3,000 tougher than chasing Gehrig's achievement
MINNEAPOLIS -- Cal Ripken thinks playing in 2,131 consecutive games was easier than pursuing 3,000 hits.
Double OT victory for Wolves
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The Vancouver Grizzlies finally ran out of time against Minnesota.
Radke sharp despite loss
BOSTON (AP) -- Pete Schourek and Brad Radke had reason to be pleased with their outings, even though they're still looking for their first wins of the season.
Playoff spot no longer paramount for Wolves
When the Minnesota Timberwolves shot so poorly during a recent three-game stretch, the explanation at first sounded like a bad excuse.
Browns focusing on Brown as No. 1
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Courtney Brown could be on the verge of becoming a Cleveland Brown.
Gaetti decides to retire
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Red Sox third baseman Gary Gaetti has retired, saying he had lost confidence in his ability to play like the All-Star he once was.
Runners vow to be careful
BOSTON -- Moses Tanui and John Kagwe should have known better.
Royals win again in last at-bat
The Kansas City Royals didn't need another game-ending home run to win. Carlos Beltran's ninth-inning single was good enough.
Steven Brown, 49, Baxter, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Deloris M. Harjes
NISSWA -- Deloris M. Harjes, 63, Nisswa, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Center in Brainerd.
Edna M. Gottsch
Edna M. Gottsch, 87, Brainerd, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Mille Lacs Nursing Home of Onamia.
Clifford M. Carey
Clifford M. Carey, 95, Brainerd, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
AITKIN -- Elizabeth Samuell, 93, Aitkin, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at the Aicota Nursing Home in Aitkin.
Deloris M. Harjes
NISSWA --Deloris M. Harjes, 63, Nisswa, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Florence G. Smith
Florence G. Smith, 83, Brainerd, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
AITKIN -- Norman Deuermeyer, 85, Aitkin, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Joseph A. Gast
PIERZ -- Joseph A. Gast, Pierz, 93, died Thursday, April 6, 2000.
Poor rise to surface
LOS ANGELES--The janitors on strike at the office buildings near the downtown hotel where I stayed for a couple days last week were the most polite picketers I have ever seen. The largely Latino groups of men and women standing on the plaza from which several of the city's highest office towers rise greeted visitors with elaborate courtesy and seemed genuinely grateful when anyone accepted one of their handouts explaining why they had stopped using their brushes and brooms.
It is no wonder our youth continue to get a bad reputation. When our youth are doing things to break the law they get photos and front page articles. When they are willing to stand up and be heard to have the laws enforced, there is little or no media coverage.
Uncivil war - Dispatch Editorial
The way things are going in the war of words and annexation petitions between Brainerd and Baxter they'll need a Menards somewhere close just to help supply enough lumber for a Great Wall between the two cities.
The growing scrutiny into the Twin Cities' attempt to build a light rail transit line must not slow development of the Northstar Corridor commuter rail project.
Elian Gonzalez case a Cold War struggle -- ten years late
WASHINGTON--For years now we have been hearing Bill Clinton and other Democratic luminaries (most recently, Bill Bradley) tell us how difficult the world is today compared with Cold War days when things were easy. Easy because communism was evil, and we knew it, and thus our decisions about how to act in the world were informed by the moral imperative to oppose it.
Political garbage stinks up Elian case
It had to become a religious war.
Gun law won't save world, but maybe child
Bill Clinton came to Annapolis, Md., on Tuesday to celebrate the signing of a gun safety measure with which everyone but the die-hards of the National Rifle Association can feel comfortable and to remember Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's father. Bobby Kennedy has been gone for 32 years, the victim of a crazed man with a gun. The NRA remembers Bobby. It's been trying to silence his ghost since 1968.
Why she didn't just leave
Why didn't she just leave?
Where walleyes come from
There's plenty of walleyes to go around in Whitefish Lake, and when they make their spring spawning run a netful makes for an impressive sight.
Applications are now being taken for the DNR's Minnesota Conservation Corps (MCC) summer program. Youths 15-18 are eligible and 90 positions are available.
Benson man spends hours rebuilding old canoes
BENSON (AP) -- John T. Hutchinson confesses to being a bit skeptical about the existence of the hereafter.
Aged trees hold nature's best lessons
Like the befallen giant in Jack and the Beanstalk, the massive old spruce that once stood guard on the edge of my creek now lies down, sprawled and silent. In quiet contemplation I sit alone on the titan and reflect on dying and death.
April -- 16-22 -- National Wildlife Week
Area crappie run may be about to start
A 2-pound-2-ounce crappie was weighed in at Koep's Pro Shop on Tuesday, providing evidence that a run of bigger crappies may be starting. The fish reportedly was pulled from North Long Lake.
Robert and Catherine Olson, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass at St. Francis Catholic Church and a reception at Cragun's with family and friends. They were married April 15, 1950, in Fairmont.
Amy Peters and Shawn Dixon announce their engagement. Parents are Greg and Marilyn Peters and Donna and Denny Dixon, all of Brainerd. An Oct. 14 wedding is planned at Park United Methodist Church.
Tena Swanson and Brent Burgstaler announce their engagement.
Stefanie Brown and Joshua Nelson announce their engagement. Parents are Robert Brown, Browerville, and Diane Nathe, Mesa, Ariz., and Joe and Deb Nelson, Baxter. An Aug. 5 wedding is planned at St. Francis of Assisi.
Jennifer Kraus and Jason Stockinger announce their engagement. Parents are Richard and Jean Kraus, Backus, and Floyd and RoseAnn Stockinger, St. Cloud. An April 29 wedding is planned at St. Benedict's Catholic Church of Avon.
Tami Jo Schmidt and Robin Cook announce their engagement.
Meta Diane Mandich and Casey John Pikula announce their engagement.
Kenny and Luella Engholm, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house, dinner and dance beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Eagle's Club in Brainerd. They were married April 22, 1950. The event will be hosted by their family.
Sue Harting-Uselman and Bob Barry announce their engagement. An April 29 wedding is planned at First Lutheran Church of Brainerd.
Dale Shanks celebrated his 70th birthday with family and friends in Deerwood on April 9.
Michaeleen Hanson and Cory Cronquist announce their engagement.
Barbara J. Felland and Spencer C. Whiting announce their engagement.
Amber Schmidt and Steven Houle were married Feb. 12, 2000, at St. Francis of Assisi of Brainerd with Father Carroll Houle and Pastor Darrell Pedersen officiating.
Penske team riding out dark days
You don't have to know a camshaft from a bell crank to know Roger Penske and Marlboro Team Penske. His cars have won 99 races since 1971, 10 of.them Indianapolis 500s. He has had some of history's fastest cars piloted by some of history's finest drivers, legends such as Mario Andretti, Rick Mears, Bobby Unser and the Al Unsers -- Sr. and Jr.
Smaller plates have slowed cars down for DieHard 500
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- Smaller restrictor plates will slow down the speeds at Talladega Superspeedway. Some drivers feel it won't be enough to stop the usual contenders.
NASCAR-Diehard 500 Qualifying
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- First-round qualifying results Friday from the NASCAR Winston Cup Series DieHard 500 at Talladega Superspeedway with qualifying position, car number, driver, car make and speed in miles per hour:
Mayfield wins pole for DieHard 500
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- Bill Elliott jumped out of his car with a big grin and high-fives for his crew. It was just like the good ol' days at Talladega Superspeedway, when no one had heard of restrictor plates and Awesome Bill was the fastest man at the sport's fastest track.
Aitkin's Leiviska strikes out 17
ISLE -- Senior righthander Travis Leiviska fired a complete game and struck out 17 batters Thursday to lead the Aitkin Gobblers to a 9-2 victory over the Isle Indians.
Flyer netters stop Brainerd 6-1
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers won crucial matches at No. 3 singles and at No. 2 and 3 doubles in a 6-1 triumph over the Brainerd Warriors Thursday.
St. Olaf to add women's hockey, men's golf to varsity programs
NORTHFIELD (AP) -- St. Olaf college is adding women's hockey and men's golf as varsity programs competing in the MIAC and NCAA Division III in the 2000-2001 season.
Cromwell bests Brainerd girls
CROSBY -- Despite a come-from-behind win by the 4x400-meter relay team, the Brainerd Warrior girls' track and field team couldn't overcome the Cromwell Cardinals at the Crosby-Ironton Invitational Thursday.
Boys place 6th
ALEXANDRIA -- Joe Morgan fired an 83 for the Brainerd boys' golf team Thursday to pace the Warriors as they finished sixth in the first Central Lakes Conference meet of the spring.
Staples-Motley edges Detroit Lakes
DETROIT LAKES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinal boys' tennis team swept all four singles matches Thursday as they squeezed out a 4-3 victory over Detroit Lakes.
Gulls sign outfielder
The Brainerd Mighty Gulls signed outfielder Keith Laski, a 6-foot, 185-pound junior from Eastern Illinois University.
Dykhoff powers W-DC's 15-2 romp
WADENA -- Kari Dykhoff started the 2000 season the same way she left off 1999.
PL boys finish second in Aitkin track meet
AITKIN -- The Pequot Lakes boys track team finished in second place with a score of 107 points Thursday at the Aitkin Invitational. Aitkin finished in a close third with 103 points.
Warriors suffer error epidemic
Sometimes errors can be like an infectious disease.
Quartet leads Warriors' win
CROSBY -- Of the 18 events at the Crosby-Ironton Track and Field Invitational Thursday, Brainerd's Aron Stumvoll, Mike Smulski, Jesse Strowbridge and Mike Weiss won nine of them.
Warriors' Holland has hopes she can return to softball action this week
Breanna Holland has experienced a roller coaster of emotions in her senior year as a Brainerd High School athlete.
Mason: Gophers not complacent this year
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota football coach Glen Mason knows a thing or two about turning around dreadful programs, so he knew just what to look for during spring practice.
High School Baseball
Warrior girls' golfers finish 2nd at Cold Spring
COLD SPRING -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' golf team finished second at the first Central Lakes Conference meet of the year Thursday, four strokes behind Rocori.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department is extending the adult softball registration deadline to April 20. A few openings remain in some leagues to accommodate a more teams. Men's Class D is filled. Any team interested in playing in a Brainerd league must submit a $100 registration fee.
Federal subpoenas widen probe of Gophers
MINNEAPOLIS -- The probe into academic misconduct in the University of Minnesota men's basketball program widened when federal investigators served university officials with a pair of subpoenas to appear before a grand jury this week.
Dolphin swim team wins seven region titles
The Brainerd YMCA Dolphins swim team won seven championships in the region meet April 1-2.
High School Softball
PR-B golfers edge W-DC
PINE RIVER -- Justin Kelley of Pine River-Backus shot a round of 39 to earn medalist honors Thursday and the Tigers recorded a team score of 172 to edge Wadena-Deer Creek by 10 strokes in a boys' golf dual meet.
Web-only banks start to get real
The hoopla over Internet-only banks was deafening just a year ago as these virtual institutions touted some simple arithmetic: By cutting out the parking-lot infrastructure of traditional banks, they could pass on the savings by offering higher rates.
Battling spam It's an irritant and tough to eliminate
Life is full of annoyances, and spam is one of them. Unsolicited ads for get-rich-quick schemes, porn sites, hair restorers, time shares, Viagra merchants, herbal remedies, quickie mortgages, diploma mills and work-at-home rip-offs litter our e-mail boxes and give Internet service providers fits.
The costly game for net names
Icebox.com doesn't sell refrigerators and Monster.com isn't necessarily a scary place to visit. But getmymba.com is pitching exactly what the Web site's name suggests.
Listensmart seeks to make Web more lucrative for musicians
The Internet is garage band heaven.
Embarking on a brave new world for spectators -- computer gaming
DALLAS -- Game masters frantically tap keyboards and computer mice, clicking their way through digital warehouses, castles and space stations with one goal -- annihilate everyone else.
Going back to square one in the naming process
Sometimes, dot-coms that rushed the naming process have to back up and start over.
Study: Many e-retailers may soon go bust
NEW YORK -- Most retailers that operate entirely on the Internet will be out of business by next year, a respected consulting firm is warning.
For reader, Internet is a new gathering spot
Women who hide their romance-reading habits as if they were a drug addiction are in for a surprise: Millions of women are digesting this stuff.
Around the world
Amsterdam 50 35 cdy
Time to fly a kite
Weather drawing by Abbey Buchta of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Winter storm watch today...
Weather drawing by Jordan Nentl of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 49 32 clr
Around the world
Amsterdam 50 35 cdy, Athens 72 58 clr, Auckland 66 54 cdy
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 62 41 cdy, Albuquerque 78 48 cdy, Amarillo 87 59 cdy
Tonight...A mixture rain and snow showers likely this evening. Then showers tapering off. Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible. Remaining cloudy. Lows from 20 to 25. North wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent in the evening.
Daughter's death gives life to others saved by organs
DEAR ABBY: On Nov. 18, 1991, the life of my 17-year-old daughter, Karen, ended far too soon. Karen was a beautiful and compassionate girl, always thinking of others and how she could help them.
CONSTRUCTION -- Several construction sites need help with interior framing, insulation, trim boards, trusses, roofing, vinyl siding, etc. Many other opportunities available. Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity. 828-8517 or RSVP 824-1345.
Parents should disband the clean-plate club
Resist the temptation to enlist your children in the Clean-Plate Club, Pennsylvania State University researchers recommend.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
HINTS FROM HELOISE
Dear Readers: I received an e-mail from Betty Kyle asking for a nonstreaking FORMULA FOR CLEANING WINDOWS. She said nothing has cleaned them properly.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nike has struck a wrong chord with Bo Diddley.
Sarah Jane Northway, formerly of Brainerd, and daughter of Ed and Jann Northway, Nisswa, has been named the 2000 Illinois Cherry Blossom Princess by the Minnesota State Society in Washington, D.C.
Duplicate bridge is played at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Senior Center. North-South: Ray Norrgard and Bill Black, 36.5; Phyllis DeRosier-Don Mason, 34; and East-West: Mark Anderson and Clayton, 35.5; and Sandy Chase and Gordon Becker, 34.5.
'The Mid-Minnesota Builders Association would like to thank everyone for their generous contributions at the 19th annual Home Show. The donations of non-perishable fo
Wife wants to cut husband's endless storytelling short
DEAR ABBY: A friend of mine complains that her husband, who's in his 80s, talks far too much in social settings. She says his ramblings and storytelling threaten to ruin their social life, which consists of small, private dinners and the occasional cocktail reception. She says if she doesn't shut him up, their friends will shun them because they've heard all his stories before. However, he has either forgotten this -- or relishes so much in the telling that he repeats them anyway.
Child in need
WANTED: An adult female (any age) with lots of energy who enjoys watching sports, playing sports, Rollerblading, swimming, skating, painting, cooking, canoeing, bike riding, and/or a multitude of other activities. This person should live in the Pillager area or not mind traveling to the area to spend time with her partner.
Plants can be poisonous
Dear Readers: Plants make homes look inviting inside and out, but beware of the dangers of some -- they can be poisonous to pets and children.
Pack 83 would like to thank the Coke Company, Arby's, Super One, Pastor Andrew Prin and Bethlehem Lutheran Church, parents, all helpers, and scouts for helping make our Spaghetti Supper a huge success.
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