A salute to creativity at BHS
Brainerd High School paid tribute Monday night to about 200 students who have excelled in various artistic and creative endeavors.
HINTS FROM HELOISE
Dear Heloise: A friend of mine said you have a recipe for pecan pie that is made with beans instead of pecans. Could you repeat it? -- Pat, Via E-mail
DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have worked hard all our lives and raised three wonderful children. She's retired now, but still works part time at another job. I plan to retire in three years. We are at a point in our lives that we can take weekend trips and one or two vacations a year. It's our way of unwinding and enjoying each other.
Outgoing toddlers have higher IQs as preteens, research shows
Children who are outgoing and adventurous as toddlers have substantially higher IQs by the time they are preteens, according to new research by scientists studying how personality shapes intelligence.
DEAR ABBY: I am a 20-year-old woman who enjoys singing, crafts and working with children. I appear normal and I'm almost always pleasant. Why do I make that statement? Because I have a mental illness, and there is still a stigma. People sometimes feel uneasy when with me. While over the years the stigma has lessened, it still remains to some degree.
Maternity massage requires careful handling
NEW YORK -- There might be nobody -- and no body -- whose back aches and feet hurt more than those of a pregnant woman.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 750.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 172, a year ago 245.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 300.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 95, a year ago 250.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
Host families needed for Amity Scholars here
The Brainerd School District will sponsor six Amity Scholars during the 2002-2003 school year -- three in the fall and three in the spring -- and host families are needed.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
Brainerd, Little Falls tie for 3rd in girls' golf
Little Falls -- On a difficult day for low scores, with the wind whipping more than 25 mph, the Brainerd Warriors and Little Falls Flyers tied for third place with 203s in Central Lakes Conference girls' golf Tuesday.
Discount cards make golf more affordable
From the cost of clubs, to green fees to golf balls, golf is an expensive hobby.
Sasse medals, C-I wins Mid-Minn boys' golf meet
PINE RIVER -- Pine River-Backus junior Logan Sasse carded a nine-hole 38 at the Pine River Country Club to win the East Mid-Minn Conference boys' golf meet Monday.
Longest-surviving recipient of self-contained artificial heart returns home
CENTRAL CITY, Ky. -- The longest-surviving recipient of a self-contained artificial heart returned home Tuesday seven months after his operation, waving to well-wishers as he rode a wailing firetruck through town.
FDA approves use of Botox for removing wrinkles
Botox, the popular drug that temporarily removes "frown lines" and other wrinkles, was formally approved Monday by the Food and Drug Administration for cosmetic use. The ruling will allow its manufacturer to start an advertising campaign to convince Americans they can look younger and less worried with a few small injections.
Study: 38 percent of adults sedentary in leisure time
Nearly 40 percent of American adults are sedentary in their leisure time, basically never exercising. In contrast, about 30 percent exercise on a regular basis, either vigorously several times a week, or even more often at lower intensity. The rest do something in between.
Self-monitoring health devices gain popularity
More and more aging Americans have a finger on the pulse of a new health-care trend. Facing rising medical costs, shorter hospital stays and age-related chronic illnesses, many seniors are self-monitoring -- checking conditions ranging from hypertension to diabetes at home and seeking even more options for managing their health between doctor visits.
Keeping pounds on key part of battle for cancer patients
Tips from cancer specialists to patients whose cancers and therapies cause side effects that lead to severe weight loss:
Study finds a daily baby aspirin lowers the risk of colon cancer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A once-a-day baby aspirin can modestly ward off the development of common polyps that eventually grow to become colon cancer, a study finds.
There are safer ways to stretch and do calisthenics, say today's fitness pros
Thirty-three years ago, at Edison High in Alexandria, Va., we started each period of phys ed with a warm-up. To my mind, it was a waste of time: After the tedium of algebra class (Part 1, and I had to take it twice) I wanted to jump right into the volleyball game. But there was a tincture of virtue wafting over the gym: Stretching was good for you, we were told. And so we did it.
Cass residents can buy mailbox posts from county engineer
WALKER -- Cass County Engineer David Enblom announced a procedure for those wanting to buy county mailbox posts to replace existing, non-conforming posts along county roads.
Cass contract with Stockman Transfer extended
WALKER -- The Cass County Board voted Tuesday to extend the county's contract with Stockman Transfer, Inc., to operate the county garbage transfer station and recycling center north of Pine River to 2012.
Financial staff shortages mean Pillager, Cass Lake family centers won't be staffed in May
WALKER -- Dorothy Opheim, Cass County Health and Human Services director, told the county board Tuesday that financial workers will not staff the Pillager and Cass Lake family centers in May, because of staff shortages.
Cass sheriff to apply for federal grant for three more deputies
WALKER -- Cass County Sheriff Randy Fisher obtained county board approval Tuesday to apply for a federal COPS grant. If approved, the grant would pay 75 percent of the salaries for three additional sheriff's deputies.
Minnesota tornado season off to mild start
Minnesota has gone without any tornadoes this year as cool weather has made twisters scarce throughout the United States.
Philosopher from India to conduct 'Inner-Serenity Camp'
Swami Chidatmananda of India, who presented several lectures and led meditation sessions in and around Brainerd last spring, will return to the area later this month for additional programs on his philosophy.
Upcoming Cass County Board meetings listed
WALKER -- The Cass County Board will hold its first regular meeting of May at 4 p.m. May 7 at Leader Town Hall.
If you shop at Target you know Matt Norr
BAXTER -- If you've stopped at Target lately, you may wonder where he is.
Martin Luther Colleges plans $2 million athletic expansion
NEW ULM (AP) -- Martin Luther College unveiled plans to build a $2 million athletic complex and officials said they would seek donations from the community to help build it.
Registration for fall classes begins online this week
Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, this week began registering students for the fall term that will includes new programs.
Engineering scholarship given to woman for first time
Small class size, teachers who know you and a cost-effective two years of challenging education are the rewards for pre-engineering students at Central Lakes College.
Cass County hires veterans service officer from 53 applicants
WALKER -- Sandra Dudley of Bemidji will become the new Cass County Veterans Service officer June 1. She was selected from 53 applicants.
Cass to adopt Highway 371 Corridor Plan by Dec. 31
WALKER -- The Cass County Board agreed by resolution Tuesday to adopt the Highway 371 Corridor Plan by Dec. 31 after receiving state comments on the plan sometime this year.
Staples Community Foundation to host Knights of Columbus funds
STAPLES -- The Staples Community Foundation announces that the Staples Council of the Knights of Columbus will use the area foundation as the custodian of its scholarship funds.
Central Minnesota Arts Board gets second letter from state board
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- The Minnesota State Arts Board sent a second letter to the Central Minnesota Arts Board, expressing concerns about leadership and compliance with the state's Open Meeting Law.
Spider Lake Recreation Area closed until mud dries
WALKER -- Spider Lake Recreation Area in Foothills State Forest will be closed for recreational use through the mud season this spring.
Caterpillar makes donation to CLC program
Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, reports that Caterpillar Paving Products Inc., Minneapolis, has donated $2,000 to the school's Mechanical Drafting and Design program.
Sign language club planning deaf Awareness Days at CLC
Elementary school-age children are guests invited to Deaf Awareness Days April 26 and 27 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
CLC students get 'real-crime time'
Criminal justice students at Central Lakes College in Brainerd are assisting Morrison County law enforcement personnel in their effort to solve a real crime. The victims are an instructor and a student in the college program.
Siren prepares for return of tornado season in Wisconsin
SIREN, Wis. (AP) -- As the state prepares for the start of another tornado season, this northwestern Wisconsin community is a bit more apprehensive after a tornado nearly leveled the village and killed three people last June.
City seeks to expand up Riverside Drive
Brainerd is looking to expand its boundaries up Riverside Drive.
United Way announces new board members for 2002
The Crow Wing County United Way Board of Directors elected new members to its executive board for 2002.
Aitkin mayor Wedell runs for House
AITKIN -- Aitkin Mayor Mark Wedel has announced plans to seek the Republican endorsement for the Minnesota House District 3B seat.
Opening of newly expanded YMCA set for May 6
The long-awaited opening of the expanded Brainerd Family YMCA is set for May 6. An 8 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the public's first chance to see the YMCA's new aquatics center.
Pine River school student collapses, dies
PINE RIVER -- A 7-year-old Pine River Elementary School student died after collapsing at the school Monday morning.
TIF request for Timberland project to be re-evaluated
A tax-increment financing request will be re-evaluated in light of an increased market value of the property.
A Kingwood Street home sustained about $25,000 in damage after a fire burned a portion of the upstairs, the Brainerd Fire Department reported today.
Training day at Ripley
CAMP RIPLEY -- After two previous attempts were foiled, an emergency training exercise for eight state and federal agencies took place Monday at Camp Ripley.
City wards amended
The ward boundaries for the city of Brainerd have been amended to include new census information received Friday.
As the result of incorrect information supplied to The Dispatch, Bruce J. Beierman's name was listed incorrectly in an obituary on Page 5A Tuesday.
Kevin Stein with Eagle Construction of Little Falls cut a steel beam this morning at the former Super One Foods building in East Brainerd. The Brainerd School District's Early Childhood Family Education Center and the Middle Level Alternative Program will move into the site after remodeling. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
This was Brainerd
100 years ago (1902) - Yesterday Al Lawton sold his 240-acre farm to John W. Fallon. The farm is situated in Daggett Brook and is one of the best in the county. There are 240 acres and Mr. Lawton received $3400 for the property.
A 46-year-old man wanted on FBI and other warrants was arrested at a local bar Friday.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to three grass fires Monday. There was no damage reported at any of the scenes.
Proposed Wise Road zoning change tabled by council
A proposed zoning change of a property on Wise Road from residential to business will wait for two weeks.
Baxter residents protest tree-cutting at Camp Vanasek
BAXTER -- Residents upset about tree harvesting at Camp Vanasek claim Crow Wing County officials lied to them and asked the Baxter City Council to stop the cut.
This was Brainerd
60 years ago (1942) - Every home in Brainerd is to be visited by Brainerd Air Raid wardens and occupants instructed in what to do in case of a blackout and what actions will be necessary to avoid fire by bombs.
Blaine to seek second term in House
LITTLE FALLS -- Having obtained a taste of his first legislative session, Rep. Greg Blaine, R-Little Falls, is eager to return next year.
Little Falls girl dies at hospital
MINNEAPOLIS -- A 3-year-old Little Falls girl who suffered a serious head injury during a traffic accident in Morrison County died Saturday at Minneapolis Children's Hospital.
Spring fire restrictions for central Minnesota to begin April 22
Burning restrictions are being implemented by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources over much of central and northern Minnesota April 22.
Baxter looking into extending Cypress Drive
BAXTER -- Baxter is studying the possibility of extending Cypress Drive across Highway 210.
Brainerd junior high school students from two schools will stage "Oz." Look for the story Thursday in Tempo.
Brainerd Police Department investigators are searching for a 28-year-old Brainerd man who has been missing since February.
Write-off for paper-segment sale overwhelms Potlatch report
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Potlatch Corp. wrote down the costs of its decision to get out of the printing paper business -- including the planned closure of its paper mill in Brainerd -- to create a $167.4 million first-quarter net loss.
Greenspan signals no rush to raise rates
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress Wednesday that prospects for the U.S. economy have brightened but he sent a clear signal the central bank is in no rush to raise interest rates. He said inflation pressures, despite surging oil prices, are well-contained.
Consumer prices rise modestly
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer prices rose by a modest 0.3 percent in March despite sharply higher costs for gasoline and other energy products. Industrial activity shot up by the largest amount in two years.
Powell peace mission ends with little to show
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Ending a 10-day Mideast peace
Clinic employee kills doctor, two others in California shooting
COMMERCE, Calif. (AP) -- Patients at a prenatal care clinic ran terrified into the street when an X-ray technician opened fire inside the building, killing the doctor-owner and two of her employees before committing suicide, police said.
Sept. 11 detainees are treated harshly
NEW YORK -- Inside the Special Housing Unit of the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, dozens of detainees held for months in connection with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have been confined to their cells nearly 24 hours a day.
U.S.-led forces launch new offensive against Taliban, al Qaida fighters
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S.-led forces have launched their first major combat operation in a month against Taliban and al-Qaida fugitives in eastern Afghanistan, officials announced Tuesday.
Supreme Court sides with IRS in pursuit of tax cheaters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Internal Revenue Service can use a family's home to try to recover unpaid taxes from one spouse.
Government, Arthur Andersen near settlement of charges
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal prosecutors will defer pursuing criminal obstruction charges against Arthur Andersen LLP in a settlement requiring the accounting firm to admit it knew employees were wrongfully destroying documents related to the Enron Corp. collapse, people familiar with the ongoing negotiations say.
Judge OKs Enron plan to retain senior workers
NEW YORK -- The judge in the Enron Corp. bankruptcy case on Tuesday approved a bonus and severance program of up to $140 million that Enron hopes will stem the flood of senior employees who are leaving the crippled energy company at the rate of one every working hour.
TV star Robert Urich dies of cancer at 55
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Television tough guy Robert Urich, an Emmy-winning actor best known for his starring roles in sleuth series such as "Vega$" and "Spenser: For Hire," died Tuesday of cancer. He was 55.
Flood of tax payments eases pressure on debt ceiling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A flood of income tax payments has helped ease pressure on the national debt ceiling and allowed the Treasury Department to begin restoring money shifted out of government employee pension accounts last month to avert an unprecedented government default, officials said Wednesday.
Study finds welfare rules boost family income, but fail to improve kids' lives
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mothers facing new welfare rules are finding jobs and earning more money. But they haven't improved their parenting skills, they still have trouble paying rent, and they spend less time with their kids, according to a three-state study that examined details of family life.
Olders cities struggle with outdated sewers
INDIANAPOLIS -- Nearly every time rain falls on Indiana's capital, a repulsive scene replays itself in rivers and streams -- gaping pipes spewing human waste into waters where children often play.
Endangered condors hatch chick in wild for first time in 18 years
For the first time in 18 years, a pair of California condors have laid, brooded and hatched an egg in the wild, thrilling biologists and wildlife officials who hope similar births someday will lift North America's largest bird off the endangered species list.
Some in Lanesboro take anger out on police
LANESBORO (AP) -- The town's police officers are paying for the chief's apparent crime.
Top U.S. Catholic clergy to discuss priests' sex abuse scandal with pope
ROME (AP) -- Eight of the highest-ranking Roman Catholic clergy in the United States will meet with Pope John Paul II next week to discuss the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the U.S. church.
Three winning tickets divvy $325 million Big Game jackpot
ATLANTA (AP) -- Three winning tickets were sold for the $325 million Big Game jackpot in Georgia, Illinois and New Jersey, lottery officials announced Wednesday.
Byron R. White, football hero who became Supreme Court Justice, dies at 84
DENVER -- Byron R. White, a Rhodes scholar and football hero who became one of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving justices, was known for a quality that typified his stalwart role on the court: Bone-crushing handshakes.
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is rewriting its master plan for assigning war-fighting responsibilities at home and around the world in hopes of better managing defense of the U.S. homeland.
Mideast, Venezuela stumbles tarnish Bush's reputation
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration has stumbled badly in the past week over foreign policy challenges in the Middle East and Venezuela and must now work to restore its hard-won image as a skillful player on the international stage.
Bush predicts more terrorism
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Amid fresh questions on the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden, President Bush on Wednesday predicted a "spring thaw" that will bring an increase in terrorist activity as bin Laden's network tries to regroup and strike again.
Minot vote set
MINOT, N.D. (AP) -- The School District plans to put a $26 million bond issue proposal before voters here in October to fund a vocational education building addition, classroom improvements and a new elementary school.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The maker of the acne drug Accutane faces a $70 million lawsuit claiming the medicine caused severe psychosis in a 15-year-old boy who crashed a stolen plane into a Tampa high-rise.
Girls with guitars
CHICAGO -- Back in high school, the only people Jean Kahler knew who played guitar were guys. They weren't very good, she says, but they were their own little club.
Supreme Court strikes down ban on virtual child pornography
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court struck down a congressional ban on virtual child pornography Tuesday, ruling that the First Amendment protects pornography or other sexual images that only appear to depict real children engaged in sex.
Despite Israeli action, Powell sees hope for truce
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli tanks rolled into three Palestinian suburbs of Jerusalem and re-entered a West Bank city Tuesday, a day after Prime Minister Ariel Sharon promised the United States he would withdraw soldiers from most Palestinian areas by next week.
National sports shorts
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A guard from a community college in Texas with three years of eligibility has signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Minnesota.
Much to be settled on final night
With one night left in the NBA regular season, much remains to be settled.
Owner on absent fans: 'I don't blame them'
New ballparks were going to save baseball.
NFL Draft: No Question marks at top
NEW YORK (AP) -- As usual, there's little intrigue about the first pick in the NFL draft.
TIGERS WIN, TIGERS WIN
The fans were on their feet cheering. The Detroit Tigers poured out of the dugout and Dmitri Young jumped into Juan Acevedo's arms after the final out.
National sports briefs
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- John Rocker and his troubled career are headed to the minor leagues.
For one night, Berkman stands with Bonds
While Barry Bonds chases history, he was caught by Lance Berkman on one powerful night.
Evelyn M. Wolford
CROSBY -- Evelyn M. Wolford, 77, Crosby, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Alice S. Willis
STAPLES -- Alice Sedona Willis, 83, Staples, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Greater Staples Care Center.
DEERWOOD -- Lawrence Espeland, 90, Deerwood, died today, April 17, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Cody S. Angevine
LITTLE FALLS -- Cody S. Angevine, 3, Little Falls, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.
Bruce J. Peierman
FRIDLEY -- Bruce J. Peierman, 51, Fridley, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Cecil Creguer, 93, Randall, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
BACKUS -- Gertrude Rohlfs, 83, Backus, formerly of Zimmerman, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at home.
Ejner 'Pete' Jepsen
MESA, Ariz. -- Ejner "Pete" Jepsen, 74, Crosslake, died Feb. 19, 2002, in Mesa, Ariz.
Richard M. Doust
Richard M. Doust, 71, Brainerd, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at home.
AITKIN -- Kathryn Colas, 88, Aitkin, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.
Rev. Gerald E. Huff
PLYMOUTH -- The Rev. Gerald E. Huff, 86, Plymouth, died Sunday, April 7, 2002.
Cody S. Angevine
LITTLE FALLS -- Cody S. Angevine, 3, Little Falls, died Saturday, April 3, 2002, at Children's Medical Center in Minneapolis.
LITTLE FALLS -- Joseph Lukasavitz, 66, Little Falls, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital.
Joyce M. Ringle
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. -- Joyce Marie Ringle, 68, Fountain Hills, Ariz., and summer resident of Walker, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at home.
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Mildred (Jung) Wittmayer, 91, Tempe, Ariz., died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at Westchester Care Center in Tempe, Ariz.
Stephen C. Weigelt
LAKE SHORE -- Memorial services for Stephen C. Weigelt, 46, Lake Shore, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Nisswa.
Zena J. Appledorn
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Zena J. Appledorn, 102, River Falls, Wis., died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Kinnic Long-Term Care in River Falls.
Health care crisis
WASHINGTON -- From a board room in Sacramento to the Capitol and White House in Washington comes a warning that cannot be ignored: The health care system is in crisis.
The letter written in the Open Forum from the April 9, 2002, Brainerd Daily Dispatch sounded like a pitch for Norm Coleman and the Republican Party.
Defending his views
Nearly 50 years ago, shortly after I took over the editorship of The Dispatch, a post I held for 22 years, I instituted the custom of marking Christ
I am writing in response to the Open Forum entitled, "Let
Elwyn Tinklenberg can't figure it out. The Minnesota Department of Transportation commissioner sees strong, across-the-board support for transportation projects this year, yet there's been little or no progress in the 2002 legislative session.
The Rukeyser ruckus
This editorial appeared in Monday's Los Angeles Times:
A celebration that went too far
The following editorial ran in the April 10 Daily Journal of Fergus Falls.
Medical cloning not 'anti-life'
Political advertising on "therapeutic cloning" has started, and it appears the U.S. Senate debate on this issue is going to be clouded by emotional appeals rather than sound science.
That may well be an accurate description of the outspoken governor but it looks like Minnesotans will just have to take his word on it. The celebrity-governor isn't going to tell us how much he received in direct fees or salaries from his broadcast of XFL football games.
Cabin featured in 'Fargo' put up for sale
STILLWATER (AP) -- The cabin featured in the movie "Fargo" is for sale -- wood chipper not included.
There's more pollen than normal
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- There had to be a price for Minnesota's mild winter.
HOT TIME IN STATE
Unseasonably warm weather swept through central and southern Minnesota on Monday as record high temperatures were reached in at least 20 cities.
Justice drops case against Gangelhoff
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Prosecutors have decided not to pursue a federal case against Jan Gangelhoff, whose disclosure of cheating led to a scandal in the men's basketball program at the University of Minnesota, her attorney said Wednesday.
Lawmakers on the committee trying to resolve the state's budget woes made little progress again Tuesday.
Analysts: Polls suggest Wellstone in trouble
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Two polls conducted by political parties show that Sen. Paul Wellstone is struggling in his campaign for a third term, according to a report published Tuesday.
Lawmakers meet on roads bill, agree they're far apart
ST. PAUL (AP) -- It's lawmaking in the slow lane. The bill is stuck on the runway. Negotiators are miles apart.
Nobles County pigs quarantined after pseudorabies found
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Tests for pseudorabies on 1,000 pigs in southwestern Minnesota have come back negative after the highly contagious livestock disease appeared in a Nobles County swine herd.
Minnesota traffic deaths jump sharply
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Traffic deaths have jumped dramatically in Minnesota, and safety officials are taking that grim message to the streets.
More FBI agents on terrorism beat
DULUTH (AP) -- FBI agents in Minneapolis who were assigned to white-collar and drug crimes are now working on issues related to terrorism, an FBI official said Tuesday.
MnSCU tuition hike may be 10 percent
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota State Colleges and Universities administrators on Tuesday said students may see a 10.3 percent average increase in tuition and fees next year.
Clutch hitting helps Flyers edge Tech
LITTLE FALLS -- Paul Herman singled in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Little Falls Flyers a 3-2 Central Lakes Conference victory over the St. Cloud Tech Tigers Tuesday.
Ill wind thwarts BHS softball team
The Brainerd Warriors softball team was effectively taken out of its game Tuesday night, although it was only partly due to the play of the Willmar Cardinals.
Aitkin tennis team shuts out New York Mills
AITKIN -- The Aitkin Gobblers tennis team lost only one set in a 7-0 victory over the New York Mills Eagles Tuesday.
Pierz girls win at Maple Lake
MAPLE LAKE -- Pierz's Diane Stangl tied with Amanda Tanner from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa for the medalist at the Central Minnesota Conference girls' golf meet Monday.
Cardinal boys eighth at Detroit Lakes Invitational
DETROIT LAKES -- The Staples-Motley boys' golf team placed eighth with 340 strokes at the Detroit Lakes Invitational on Tuesday.
Raiders get the broom
The Central Lakes Conference Raiders baseball team was swept by the Vermilion Ironmen 14-0, 6-4 Monday at Mills Field in North Division Conference play.
S-M runs past competition
PEQUOT LAKES -- The boys' and girls' teams from Staples-Motley had outstanding performances in the Frostbite Invitational track and field meet Tuesday.
Brainerd fourth after first conference meet
ROCORI -- Katie VanderBrake's 48 helped the Brainerd Warriors girls' golf team to a fourth-place finish at the Central Lakes Conference meet Monday.
Verndale, Tomte stay perfect
VERNDALE --Steph Tomte smashed a three-run double and Kayla White finished 2-for-4 with two RBI's helping the Verndale Pirates defeat the New York Mills Eagles 7-3 in Park Region Conference softball Monday.
Warrior girls win triangular
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd girls' track and field team placed first and Warrior teams combined to win 15 events in a Central Lakes Conference triangular Tuesday.
Local sports shorts
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Sophomore outfielder Kyle Berg of Brainerd and sophomore third baseman Mario Filippi of Little Falls are starters for the nationally ranked Iowa Western Community College Reivers baseball team.
Warriors lose tennis opener
LITTLE FALLS -- After having its first two meets postponed, the Brainerd Warriors finally opened their tennis season Tuesday with a 4-3 loss to the Little Falls Flyers in Central Lakes Conference play Tuesday.
Pequot Lakes still perfect
PINE RIVER -- Todd Szymanski was 3-for-3 with two doubles and seven RBI for the Pequot Lakes Patriots baseball team in a 12-5 Park Region Conference victory over Pine River-Backus Monday.
Local sports shorts
BEMIDJI -- Brainerd High School graduate Derek Owen went 6-for-10 in three games as the Bemidji State University baseball team won three of four games from Wayne State last weekend.
high school BASEBALL
Pierz no-hit by Rockford
PIERZ -- Rockford's Carlee Simmonson pitched a no-hitter as Rockford defeated the Pierz Pioneers 5-0 Tuesday in Central Minnesota Conference softball.
Warriors put on opposite-field display
Baseball coaches drill into their players' heads to hit the ball where it's pitched.
Wild's world: Be patient
ST. PAUL (AP) -- After two full seasons, the Minnesota Wild haven't shown many tangible signs of success.
Twins bullpen off to surprisingly solid start
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Starting pitching was the farthest thing from the Minnesota Twins' list of shortcomings for this season.
Cavosie signs with Minnesota Wild, skips senior year
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Rensselaer Polytechnic's Marc Cavosie, the Eastern College Athletic Conference player of the year, signed with the Minnesota Wild, giving up his last year of college eligibility.
Twins erupt in 6th
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals have struggled to find reliable relievers. The Minnesota Twins are having no such problems.
Timberwolves fail in another close game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Boston showed Minnesota what it takes to win a close game.
Summer computer courses offered in Emily
EMILY -- Emily Community Education computer courses will run 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.
Area communities support scenic byway
The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway passes through 11 jurisdictions as it loops through its 48 miles.
Pequot Lakes 'Quilt Queen' to celebrate birthday
Amelia Mills, 92, Pequot Lakes, will celebrate her birthday at a luncheon from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Baxter.
WALKER -- The Leech Lake Association will host a lake education day from 1 to 3 p.m. April 27 at the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School cafeteria.
PR-B Community Education classes have openings
PINE RIVER -- The Pine River-Backus Community Education spring quarter classes are under way. Many class offerings are still open for registrations.
Whitefish Ponds in Ideal Township.
Meetings set for Mississippi Headwaters Board Comprehensive Plan
The Mississippi Headwaters Board has completed the update of the MHB Comprehensive Plan, which will take effect July 1.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Occasional light rain and scattered morning thunderstorms west. Rain may mix
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Windy north. Partly cloudy statewide with highs from the middle 50s north to the middle 70s south.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s to lower 80s.
Iowa state forecast
Wind advisory northwest today...
Weather drawing by Ariel Kelash of Mr. Trucano's fourth grade class at Baxter school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Wind advisory portions of northwest today...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy and windy west with a chance of showers. Partly sunny and windy east with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Some storms may be severe. Highs from around 50 northwest to the 80s southeast.
Minnesota state forecast
Wind advisory today central and south...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Isolated showers or thunderstorms early...Then becoming sunny and breezy. Highs middle 60s north to 80 far south.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A few showers northeast this morning. Highs in the upper 50s to the upper 60s.
Skipping into spring
Weather drawing by Kendra Berg of Jan Wilcox's kindergarten class at Lowell school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy and windy west west with a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms southwest. Partly to mostly sunny east. Highs in the 60s to mid 70s.
The Crosby-Ironton High School choir will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the high school commons. This is a fundraiser for the choir trip to Orlando in November.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Benjamin Bratt has married his "Pinero" co-star Talisa Soto.
The Brainerd Area Retired Educators will meet at noon April 22 at the Park United Methodist Church. Note the date change. Other meetings this year will be on the third Mondays of June, September and October.
Studies suggest global warming could be worse than U.N. panel has predicted
Global warming by the end of the century could be noticeably worse than a U.N. panel has predicted, according to two new studies.
Gusmao declared winner of East Timor's first presidential election
DILI, East Timor (AP) -- The United Nations on Wednesday named independence leader and former guerrilla commander Xanana Gusmao the winner of East Timor's first presidential election.
Dutch government resigns, top general quits over Srebrenica massacre
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Netherlands' top general resigned Wednesday, a day after the government quit over criticism that Dutch leaders failed to prevent the 1995 massacre of Muslims in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.
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