The following students were named to the "A" honor roll at Family of Christ
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 250.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 121, a year ago 282.
HACKENSACK -- A Laporte woman was injured Sunday in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 371, one mile north of Hackensack.
How to contact state lawmakers
Area legislators and how to contact them.
LASTRUP -- One person was injured in a single-vehicle rollover Monday on Highway 27, five miles east of Lastrup in Morrison County.
Se Ri Pak holds off Diaz
LINCOLN, Calif. (AP) -- Se Ri Pak never needed to worry about Annika Sorenstam on Sunday in the Longs Drugs Challenge, shooting an uneventful 1-under 71 to keep one streak alive and stop another.
Sutton rallies for first victory of year
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Hal Sutton didn't want to talk about the five birdies he had during the last round of his victory in the Houston Open. He wanted to talk about a bogey.
Eagles have landed
Like a wrapped Christmas present under the tree, the longer the weather remains miserable the more anticipation sets in for the 2001 golf season.
Survey says Ventura's budget calls for 2,600 school job cuts
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura's proposed budget would lead to at least 2,693 teaching, administrative and other job cuts at school districts across Minnesota, according to a new study.
House DFLers file ethics complaint against Abeler
ST. PAUL -- Four House Democrats filed an ethics complaint Tuesday against Republican Rep. Jim Abeler, who failed to widely disclose his status as a charter school landlord before voting on bills that approved money for leases.
High court upholds arrest for not wearing seat belt
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Clarifying the extent of police power in roadside stops, the Supreme Court held that officers can arrest and handcuff people even for minor offenses punishable by a fine. The justices ruled against a driver who was arrested and handcuffed for failing to wear a seat belt.
Big funding bills make their way to legislative floor this week
ST. PAUL -- Tick, tick, tick.
Samuelson pulls his abortion-related license plate bill
The Senate sponsor of a bill for "Choose Life" license plates has pulled it from committee.
Routine mammograms have big impact in cutting cancer deaths
DANA POINT, Calif. -- Women who get regular mammograms may reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by more than 60 percent -- about twice the amount seen in large formal studies, according to a new analysis by the American Cancer Society.
More rain leads to more flood alerts
Three inches of rain across much of the area has flood watchers on alert again today, but a dry forecast may help later this week.
C-I board needs more time to study hiring freeze
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton School Board needed more time to review a proposal on a hiring freeze Monday.
Jeremy Millsop highlights two new golf courses that will open in the Brainerd lakes area this spring. Find out more about the courses in Tuesday's sports pages.
AITKIN -- Last weekend's heavy rains were not what Aitkin County residents along the Mississippi River needed.
Christian humorist Ken Davis spoke Saturday to attendees of the Lakes Area Prayer Breakfast at Central Lakes College. The annual event features religious music and fellowship. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
New crests predicted after heavier-than-expected rains
A second round of high water was forecast for flood-weary Minnesota river towns in the next week after heavy rains soaked much of southern and central Minnesota Sunday and Monday.
Man arrested after chase through Brainerd, Merrifield
A 25-year-old St. Joseph man is in custody after leading law enforcement officers on a chase Monday through Brainerd and Merrifield.
LF board agrees to $205,000 in budget savings
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls School Board Monday approved additional savings of $205,000 to the administration budget for next school year.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - Mayor C. Elmer Anderson signed a ship's log yesterday which Gerry Spiess will carry with him on his voyage across the Pacific Ocean.
Intramural activities may cost L. Falls students next year
LITTLE FALLS -- Seventh- and eighth-graders in the Little Falls School District may pay up to $153 each to be involved in an intramural activity next school year.
C-I approves teacher reductions
CROSBY -- Eleven Crosby-Ironton School District teachers will not have their contracts renewed or will take an unrequested leave of absence next school year.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Brainerd Community College's Raiderettes went indoors due to rainy weather to score a 10 to 0 tennis triumph over Willmar's Cardinals. Leesha Flanagen played well throughout her match, a 10-5 verdict over Jackie Olson.
Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers Pfc. Andrew Hart (left) of Palisade, Sgt. Ronald Schultz of Brainerd, Pvt. Joe Johnson of Aitkin and Pvt. Scott Whittemore of Pequot Lakes marched down a county road southeast of Brainerd during the fourth annual 26.2-mile Bataan Memorial Death March on Saturday. Hart was carrying the company's flag. The company is based at the Brainerd armory. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Swim lessons are offered
Brainerd Community Education and the Brainerd Family YMCA are again offering a free Learn-to-Swim program.
Work begins on Nisswa library
NISSWA -- Holding their favorite books in the drizzling rain, Nisswa Elementary School students celebrated with school administrators and other official-looking grown-up types Friday at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Nisswa Community Children's Library.
Endeavour, space station crews meet face-to-face
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- The crew of the international space station Monday exchanged hugs with their first visitors and began moving the outpost's new billion-dollar robot arm.
Gas price up nearly 13 cents
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- Although oil prices have remained steady, the cost of gas jumped nearly 13 cents per gallon in the past two weeks, according to the Lundberg Survey.
Leaders agree on trade bloc
QUEBEC -- After the protesters left and a steady drizzle washed away the clouds of tear gas, 34 leaders of the Americas scrawled their names on a sweeping accord that would unite the Western Hemisphere in the world's most powerful trade bloc.
USS Greeneville skipper's testimony may have helped him avoid court-martial
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- Cmdr. Scott Waddle raised eyebrows in legal circles when he decided to testify without immunity at a Navy court of inquiry into the USS Greeneville's collision with a Japanese fishing vessel.
USS Greeneville skipper ponders career options
HONOLULU -- USS Greenville Cmdr. Scott Waddle is pondering job offers outside of the military and deciding where he and his family will settle following his honorable discharge from the Navy, his lawyer said.
Taiwan to get U.S. arms, but not high-tech naval radar
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush is offering Taiwan a variety of military equipment, including submarines, to face off a Chinese threat, while deferring sales of the item Taiwan wants most: high-tech U.S. destroyers equipped with the Aegis combat radar system.
Key facts disputed in downing of American missionaries
LIMA, Peru -- Relatives of American missionaries whose plane was shot down over the Amazon River said the aircraft received clearance to land moments before the Peruvian air force fired on it without warning.
Consumer confidence drops on job fears, worries about business health
NEW YORK (AP) -- Consumer confidence tumbled in April, following a brief rebound the previous month, as Americans grew more doubtful about the economy and job prospects.
Spacewalking astronauts wire up robot arm
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Two astronauts on the space shuttle Endeavour ventured outside Tuesday for their second spacewalk and wired up a billion-dollar robot arm to its permanent new home at the international space station.
Suspect faces charges after standoff at Camby home
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) -- A man accused of holding Marcus Camby's mother and two sisters hostage was known to the family, according to police.
Delta, pilots union reach agreement
ATLANTA -- Delta Air Lines and its pilots union reached a tentative agreement on a new contract Sunday, ending fears the nation's third-largest airline would be crippled by a strike by the end of the month.
Phillies drop Braves into cellar
After a weekend waltz against Atlanta, Philadelphia Phillies manager Larry Bowa preferred to think about the future, instead of the past.
Despite poor crowds, ratings, XFL says it reached goals
LOS ANGELES -- Tommy Maddox, running an insurance business two years ago, said this was the way it was supposed to be -- guys getting a second chance and producing.
Penguins waddle by Capitals
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- One of these years, the Washington Capitals will figure out how to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs.
Ward apology and Camby crisis keep focus off Game 2
NEW YORK (AP) -- The commissioner of the NBA called their point guard an uninformed religious zealot. Their starting center was involved in a hostage crisis at his mother's house.
Red Wings clipped by Kings in overtime
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Kings' stunning first-round victory over the Detroit Red Wings created a ruckus that hasn't been seen for eight years.
Kings fall behind after rare home loss
The playoffs have not been kind to the Sacramento Kings. Even their huge home-court advantage let them down in the postseason opener.
Rahman's knockout of Lewis ranks among top upsets
Hasim Rahman's professional and amateur boxing career spans about eight years. In that time, he has been knocked out twice, relegated to club fighter status and nearly banished from Home Box Office.
Last two Super Bowl champs fare well in draft
NEW YORK (AP) -- Super Bowl winners aren't supposed to fare so well in the NFL draft.
Devils eliminate Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. -- If nothing else, the New Jersey Devils will use their series with the Carolina Hurricanes as a reminder of the commitment it takes to win in the postseason.
LITTLE FALLS -- Frances Wozniak, 78, Little Falls, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Lila M. Johnson
SWANVILLE -- Lila M. Johnson, 81, Swanville, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at home.
Sumner H. Sabean
LITTLE FALLS -- Sumner H. Sabean Sr., 99, Little Falls, formerly of St. Paul, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
John Michael Dosen-Windorski
DULUTH -- John Michael Dosen-Windorski, infant son of Amanda and Thomas Dosen-Windorski, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at St. Mary's Medical Center.
George Post Sr.
GARRISON -- George Post Sr., 67, Garrison, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
LITTLE FALLS -- Florence Weiss, 92, Pierz, died today, April 24, 2001, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Trevor Andrew Sango
Trevor Andrew Sango, infant son of John and Laura Sango, Baxter, was stillborn Sunday at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
ST. CLOUD -- James Randgaard, 68, St. Cloud, formerly of Staples, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Mabel C. Lind
APPLETON, Wis. -- Mabel C. Lind, 91, Appleton, Wis., formerly of Crosby, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Outagmi County Health Care Center in Appleton, Wis.
Mabel C. Lind
APPLETON, Wis. -- Mabel C. Lind, 91, Appleton, Wis., formerly of Crosby, died today, April 23, 2001, at Outagmi County Health Care Center in Appleton, Wis.
James D. Randgaard
ST. CLOUD -- James D. Randgaard, 68, St. Cloud, formerly of Staples, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Irma L. Cheney
Irma L. Cheney, 84, Brainerd, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Eva A. Leagjeld
STAPLES -- Eva A. Leagjeld, 98, Long Prairie, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Greater Staples Hospital.
Betty M. Rider
CROSBY -- Betty Mae Rider, 75, Irondale Township, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
John W. Forsberg
MAPLEWOOD -- John W. Forsberg, 76, Maplewood, died Thursday, April 19, 2001.
Ann E. Borash
LITTLE FALLS -- Ann E. Borash, 90, Little Falls, formerly of St. Louis Park, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
AITKIN -- Ernest Tyren, 94, Aitkin, formerly of Palisade, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Irene E. Laine
AITKIN -- Irene E. Laine, 76, Aitkin, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
William 'Bill' L. Doyle
PINE RIVER -- William "Bill" LeRoy Doyle, 59, Pine River, died Thursday, April 19, 2001.
Irene E. Laine
AITKIN -- Irene E. Laine, 76, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Edward E. Mogensen
MAPLE GROVE TOWNSHIP -- Edward E. Mogensen, 74, Maple Grove Township, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at home.
OTHER OPINIONS ADD bill
Attention deficit disorder and its prescribed treatment -- Ritalin -- are under scrutiny at the state Legislature, with critics calling the disease a drug company-created concoction and the treatment a dangerous sham.
When will schools wake up?
Copies of the corporate policy on harassment have arrived at my workplace.
Bush's budget Senate action shows that what Congress does best is spend
Politicians of all political persuasions are g
Flinching in the house
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
Here we go again! Our elected "little kids" in the governor's office and state Legislature are as usual, sitting in a circle, playing their little politi
After taking a walk, I feel compelled to write this letter. Have you noticed how much filth accumulated over the winter? Wow! The Brainerd lakes area is dirty! Are we that lazy that we can't wait to throw our garbage away in the trash bin? Rather, we throw it on the ground? I understand it's not only Brainerd-Baxter that gets dirty over the winter but please, let's try to keep Brainerd a clean place. So save your trash in a bag in your car, then dispose of it when you get close to the trash. Brainerd is a beautiful area, why make it into the local dump?
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Bush shows less is more
President Bush takes getting used to. Following a gregarious and seemingly omnipresent Bill Clinton, George W. Bush presents himself publicly only when he thinks it's necessary. He limits his exposure as one might horde food or energy, but for different reasons. Bush seems to view his office as something to be used for the good of others, not self-aggrandizement.
Hamilton takes high road to capture Talladega 500
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- In the drivers' meeting before the start of Sunday's Talladega 500, NASCAR President Mike Helton issued an unusually stern warning: Anyone driving recklessly -- specifically, darting below the track's prescribed racing lanes to make a pass -- would be black-flagged.
Force wins 94th NHRA event
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- John Force scored his 94th career NHRA Funny Car victory at Saturday's rain-delayed Mac Tools Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.
Median sale price for Twin Cities homes soars in March
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The median sale price of homes in the Twin Cities metropolitan area increased more than $7,000 last month, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors.
Dike reinforcements continue as rain falls along swollen Mississippi
More rain fell along the swollen Mississippi River on Sunday as residents piled their sandbags higher against advancing water.
MPCA staff struggling with self-doubt
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is struggling with a backlog of environmental permits and its staff is beset with self-doubt, according to records and a recent survey of its staff.
Man sentenced in fatal hunting accident
WALKER (AP) -- An Apple Valley man must speak on gun safety as part of a sentence in the accidental deer-hunting death of a neighbor.
Youth in serious condition after altercation at Mall of America
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- A 14-year-old boy was in serious condition Sunday afternoon after being stabbed Saturday night at the Mall of America.
3M strong among peers despite job cuts
MAPLEWOOD (AP) -- Considering the lagging economy, 3M is doing better than most of its peers, industry experts say.
Two 19-year-olds killed in rollover
BELGRADE (AP) -- Two 19-year-olds were killed Sunday morning when the car they were riding in went off the road and rolled over.
Winter weather wreaks havoc in Duluth area
DULUTH (AP) -- More than a half-inch coating of ice brought this northern Minnesota port city and several surrounding communities to a standstill, downing trees and power lines, blocking roads and forcing the closure of schools, runways and offices.
Stolen skull recovered
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The skull of the founder of a St. Paul children's hospital, taken last week following a break-in at his family's mausoleum, has been recovered and three people have been arrested. The skull of Arthur Gillette, founder of Gillette Children's Hospital, was found Saturday.
Minnesota Medicaid recipients lose appeal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicaid recipients in Minnesota lost a Supreme Court bid for a share of the state's $6 billion settlement with the tobacco industry.
Area lineworkers help restore power
DULUTH -- Linemen from Brainerd Public Utilities and Minnesota Power offices in Crosby, Little Falls and Nisswa are assisting Duluth crews in restoring power after a freezing rain and snowstorm knocked out power Sunday.
Wabasha grade school trashed by vandals
WABASHA (AP) -- Four juveniles vandalized a Wabasha grade school Saturday, ransacking classrooms, smashing computers and forcing the cancellation of Monday's classes.
Flyer boys seventh at Litchfield Invitational
LITCHFIELD -- The Little Falls Flyers boys' golf team finished seventh out of 19 teams at the two-day Litchfield Invitational Saturday.
Local sports shorts
A meeting for anyone interested in having a team in the Staples Softball Association is scheduled 1 p.m. Sunday at the Dower Lake fields.
Renneke runner-up despite being pressed for time
With three holes left, Brainerd Warriors girls' golfer Lisa Renneke had a conflict each time the clock ticked.
Jacobs finishes first in Bataan race
Three miles from the finish of the 26.2-mile Bataan Memorial Death March Saturday, Michael Jacobs was running south of Brainerd singing along to the music on his portable CD player.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Twins fall to affiliate in exhibition game
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- Brad Thomas scattered three hits over five innings Monday night as the New Britain Rock Cats defeated their parent club, the Minnesota Twins, 4-2 in a seven-inning exhibition game.
Vikings, Bennett address issues
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Nobody questions Michael Bennett's speed.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- While the Minnesota Timberwolves wait until Saturday for their next game against San Antonio, they might be haunted by flashbacks to Game 2.
Twins open series in Boston
BOSTON (AP) -- It seemed like a soft spot on the Boston Red Sox schedule, three relaxing games after a grueling stretch against the New York Yankees.
Garnett passes in final minutes
SAN ANTONIO -- Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders wants the ball in Kevin Garnett's hands toward the end of a one-point game. But he also wants Garnett to rely on wide-open teammates.
Hunter's return helps Twins to Saturday win
CHICAGO (AP) -- Torii Hunter's return from the disabled list has only made the first-place Minnesota Twins tougher.
Serratore named head coach of BSU men's hockey program
BEMIDJI -- Former Brainerd High School teacher/coach Tom Serratore was hired Monday as head coach of the Bemidji State University men's hockey team.
Twins off to hot start
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- After eight straight losing seasons, the Minnesota Twins are experiencing some retribution.
Ortiz bats surprising Twins to fifth straight win
CHICAGO (AP) -- David Ortiz simply listens to his manager.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds west and north with a slight chance for afternoon showers. Partly to mostly sunny east. Highs in the 50s to around 60.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Becoming partly to mostly cloudy central...North and west with a chance of showers and a few thunderstorms this afternoon. Sunny southeast. Highs in the mid 50s to upper 60s.
Weather drawing by Molli Koering of Mrs. Ahlers' third grade class at Lincoln school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny west and central. Breezy with decreasing clouds northeast. Windy with morning rain and snow southeast...Then decreasing cloudiness this afternoon. Highs from the mid 40s east to around 60 west.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy skies. A few sprinkles or light showers this afternoon in the far east. Highs of 55 to 65.
State forecast for South Dakota
Winter storm warning until 9 am in the northeast...
Iowa state forecast national
Wind advisory today for eastern iowa... Today...Cloudy...Windy and cooler with scattered showers. Highs low 50s northwest to near 70 southeast.
The Weather Elsewhere
Tornado batters Kansas town
HOISINGTON, Kan. -- Troy White, who moved out of his grandfather's house a week ago, couldn't imagine he'd be back a week later, trying to salvage anything he could find out of the shell that remained.
Wintry storm hits northeastern Minnesota
DULUTH (AP) -- The calendar says spring, but northeastern Minnesota struggled Monday against a wintry storm that closed schools, downed trees and caused power failures.
Time for snow to melt
Weather drawing by Amber Bandel in the Lowell School first-grade class of Gayle Kub.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy west and increasing clouds east. Scattered morning showers central and afternoon sprinkles east. Highs in the lower 70s northwest to the 50s southeast. Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40.
Minnesota state forecast...
Wind advisory west central through southeast today...
Wisconsin state forecast...
Flood watch today into tonight northwest wisconsin...
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. A few showers possible...Mainly this afternoon. Highs from the upper 40s northeast...To near 60 south.
Cost of lost luggage
Dear Heloise: I travel frequently by air, and recently my luggage was lost by an airline and never found. To receive financial reimbursement, one must report the loss immediately upon arrival at the airport of destination.
St. Joseph's Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a fundraiser from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Thabes Room. Framed pictures by famous artists will be for sale at reduced prices.
Stepdad defends motives in giving daughter third degree
DEAR ABBY: I am shocked and outraged by your reply to "Married to an Overprotector," whose second husband insisted her 15-year-old daughter give him "all the personal details" of the dates she had with boys -- whether they held hands, kissed, etc.
Fine arts winners
Brainerd High School students receive Fine Arts awards monday night in their disciplines.
Names and faces
TONGANOXIE, Kan. (AP) -- The World Series ring that once graced the hand of former Kansas City Royals outfielder Willie Wilson is now in the hands of a collector, sold at auction for more than $16,000.
Names and faces
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sylvester Stallone, middle aged and married with four children, is taking stock of his life -- and he doesn't like everything he sees in his past.
Husband's interrogations reveal his lack of trust
DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 14 years. We have two wonderful boys. Last weekend, my husband questioned me about a missing condom. He asked if I knew where it was. At first, I laughed it off, because I had no idea where it might be. He questioned me about it for three days.
Study finds no link between vaccinations and autism
The controversial theory that the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine is largely responsible for the sharp increase in the incidence of autism over the last 15 years has no scientific justification, according to a report released Monday by the prestigious Institute of Medicine.
Reformer clinches Japanese party vote for prime minister
TOKYO (AP) -- Dealing a blow to Japan's political elite, maverick reformer Junichiro Koizumi defeated a former premier to win the ruling party presidency Tuesday, guaranteeing his election as the next prime minister.
Plane rescues Antarctica researchers
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A New Zealand air force plane returned safely Tuesday after retrieving four ill Americans and seven other U.S. staffers from a frigid research station near Antarctica's coast -- the first of two perilous rescue missions to the bottom of the world.
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