MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 186, a year ago 142.
Scott and Janice Dinham, Mazana, Wash., a boy, Joshua Anderson, 7 pounds, 13 ounces, Feb. 18, 2000. Grandparents are David and Beverly Dinham, Brainerd, and John and Sylvia Anderson, Henderson, Ariz.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices today.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded Saturday to a vehicle fire at Highway 371 North and Golf Course Road in Baxter.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 400.
Three people were injured Sunday in a two-vehicle accident at Washington Street and Fourth Avenue Northeast, Brainerd police said.
THEFT -- Kyle Lusignan, 500 block of West College Drive, reported the theft of a point blank bullet proof vest and a North Country Security long-sleeve shirt with badge from his residence.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday hogs: 950 (includes 250 feeder pigs).
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
BURGLARY --James Gammelgaard, St. Paul, reported Friday his cabin on Goggle Lake was broken into.
Greensboro winner Sutton could do well at this year's Open
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Looking for a favorite other than Tiger Woods at this year's U.S. Open?
Nelson wins senior event with closing flurry
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- After three consecutive second-place finishes, Larry Nelson was wondering if he was ever going to win again.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Final scores and earnings Sunday from the $3 million Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, played on the 7,062-yard, par--72 Forest Oaks Country Club:
Making the most of the warm weather CLC students Jen Harrington (left), and Darrell Dwire discuss a class project, as part of a business management class, while sitting on the school grounds Monday. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Los Angeles police seeking Minnesotans -- law-abiding ones
A group of Los Angeles police officers are coming to Minnesota next month to look for citizens of this state.
Hastings woman returned to jail
HASTINGS (AP) -- A fteaching assistant who was a ormer junior high school instructor who pleaded guilty earlier this month of having sexual contact with a 13-year-old male student was arrested after she bought alcohol at a liquor store near her home, police said.
The Essential Health Plan Joint Powers Board of Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties will meet 9:30 a.m. May 5 at the North Central Services Cooperative building in Staples.
Tests pose questions at graduation
Failure to pass Minnesota's basic-skills tests may prevent seniors from graduating from high school, but it won't stop some from wearing a cap and gown.
Grand jury indicts former Afton postal clerk
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A former postal clerk in Afton faces federal charges of stealing mail from more than 40 victims.
The Dispatch incorrectly reported on Page 6A Monday the number of students chosen as semifinalists in the 2000 Presidential Scholars Program. Johnny Leitner, Pequot Lakes High School, and Rebecca Haberkorn, Aitkin High School, were part of a group of only 500 students in the country, and 10 per state, chosen as semifinalists.
Teaming with tubas
Brainerd High School tuba player Michael Hart teamed up with the tuba section in the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus in concert at the high school Saturday. Eight members of the Brainerd High School band were mixed into the field band for one musical number, "National Emblem March,"during the concert. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
On Page 4D of Sunday's Dispatch the name of the business featured should have been Moonlite Bay.
Review finds Jenson's rights were violated in interrogation
RED WING AP) -- Washington County Attorney Doug Johnson said he is ''very distressed'' by what he determined was a violation of Dale Jenson's constitutional rights.
Otter Tail Power now diversified with stakes in pipe, health, baseball
FERGUS FALLS -- Otter Tail Power Co. still lights lamps and dries clothes for its electric customers. But it also produces PVC pipe, ships goods on flatbed trucks and fields a minor-league baseball team.
Plain or pretty Spicer debates how to paint its water tower
SPICER (AP) -- Residents and business owners are rallying for beauty in this west-central Minnesota town, and they're putting up money for the cause.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Coaches' night at the Brainerd Elks Lodge is scheduled Saturday evening. The Elks say the night is "in appreciation" to all the coaches who serve the youths in the Brainerd Elks area. Coaches from Brainerd, Pine River, Pillager, Aitkin, Motley, Pequot Lakes, Pierz, Crosby-Ironton, Staples and Isle will be present.
C-I cuts approved
CROSBY -- After heated discussion last month by the Crosby-Ironton School Board, the board Monday decided to approve the estimated $259,000 in staff and program reductions.
Rochester teen dies after fight
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Prince and blues sensation Johnny Lang cleaned up at the Minnesota Music Awards on Monday night.
Saying he is fed up with his job, Don Meininger, 56, announced his resignation as Crow Wing County's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program director.
Easter dinner turns tragic
BLAINE, (AP) -- A 34-year-old man allegedly shot and killed his father at a family Easter gathering in Blaine, police said.
Brainerd High School band members Adam Albrecht (left) and Katie Lykins played their trumpets during "National Emblem March" at the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus concert Saturday at Brainerd High School. Eight members of the band were mixed into the field band for one musical number during the concert. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Arson blamed in construction fire
DETROIT LAKES (AP) -- Authorities said a fire that destroyed three construction trailers and a fuel tanker in this western Minnesota city was arson.
Rule changes complicate Russian adoptions
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- New adoption rules in Russia are making it more difficult for the placement of Russian children, who have been finding new homes with Minnesota families in growing numbers.
Could it be... a gas war?
A long-awaited drop in gasoline prices is occurring at some Brainerd gas stations, and customers couldn't be happier.
C-I board accepts resignations of t hree
CROSBY -- The Crosby Ironton School Board accepted three resignations Monday.
NISSWA -- Organizers of the Jodi Waidelich-Runberg Community Benefit have been busy in recent weeks.
Ventura signs 12 bills into law
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura signed 12 bills into law Monday, including two that deal with animal manure and one that regulates the funeral industry.
State tax rankings become part of legislative debate
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Major tax rebates and permanent income tax rate reductions over the past three years have helped lower Minnesota's state-local tax burden ranking.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Mel Moss of the Brainerd Street Department will be driving a new sweeper this summer, replacing the 1969 model. The unit's lift hopper enables the debris to be dumped directly into the truck. The sweeper cost $41,648 with a trade-in.
ALBERT LEA (AP) -- Students from Freeborn County will hear a firsthand account of the tragedy that struck Littleton, Colo., a year ago.
Todd Lyscio in running for S-M post
STAPLES -- Out of 46 candidates, Todd Lyscio, Franklin Junior High counselor in Brainerd, made it to the top three spots for the principal position at Staples Motley High School.
Heather Neznik, the daughter of Joe and Deb Neznik of Pequot Lakes, and Melissa Gage, the daughter of Tony and Kathy Gage of Brainerd, both have been accepted into Moorhead State University.
Vento honored with renaming of trail
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A popular recreational roadway will be renamed to honor retiring U.S. Rep. Bruce Vento.
President of Hobbit Travel rescues best friend from fire
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A fire seriously damaged the home of George Wozniak, president of Hobbit Travel, but he saved something much more precious -- the life of his best friend.
Mille Lacs band proposes regional wastewater plant to address pollution concerns
GARRISON -- With a concern for the future of Mille Lacs Lake and with a desire to reduce pollution caused by ground water seepage, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is proposing a multimillion dollar wastewater treatment plant.
Historian seeking signs of Texas slaves
HOUSTON -- He was born a slave in Alabama, but Cornelius Matthews died a free Texan.
Janitors to vote on tentative pact
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Both sides in the three-week-old janitors' strike were hopeful a proposed contract could end the walkout that has been marked by mass protests and the marshaling of potent political firepower.
Existing-home sales rise in March
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans, not put off by rising mortgage rates, pushed sales of existing homes up by 1.5 percent in March, the second straight monthly gain.
Abortion argument returns to Supreme Court
WASHINGTON -- The legal, moral and political war over abortion is back in the Supreme Court after an eight-year absence. The justices are trying to decide whether states may ban a surgical procedure opponents call ''partial birth abortion.''
Hard-liners close reformist newspapers in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian hard-liners closed down 12 pro-democracy papers, leaving only five in print today in a media crackdown that appears part of a bigger plan to weaken reformist President Mohammad Khatami.
Negotiators still hope to salvage part of failed deal
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The negotiators who tried -- and failed -- to broker a last-minute deal between Elian Gonzalez's Miami relatives and the government still want to salvage a compromise.
McCain arrives in Vietnam
HANOI, Vietnam -- Sen. John McCain, who spent five years as a prisoner-of-war in Vietnam, returned today to visit the infamous ''Hanoi Hilton'' -- this time as a welcome, if somewhat controversial guest.
Double-barrelled unfavorable news batters Microsoft stock
Microsoft Corp. shares plummeted on Monday as investors confronted a double-barreled threat to the company's growth prospects: its first quarterly sales disappointment in more than a decade compounded by fears that the federal government will call for a corporate breakup in its antitrust case.
Government leaning toward seeking Microsoft breakup
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department and 19 states are leaning toward asking a federal judge to split Microsoft Corp. into two or three separate companies, according to published reports.
Reno decided beforehand against obstructing photographers during raid
WASHINGTON -- Seeking to avoid allegations of a government coverup, Attorney General Janet Reno personally decided not to prevent photographers from taking pictures of Elian Gonzalez as he was seized at gunpoint in the home of his Miami relatives, sources said Monday.
Land violence crushes tourism market in Zimbabwe
VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe -- Violent sheets of foam and water collapse over Victoria Falls into a gorge 100 yards below, creating an awe-inspiring swirl of mist and rain that attracts mobs of tourists from around the world.
Report: Juvenile justice system harder on minorities
WASHINGTON -- Minority youth are treated more harshly than their white peers at every step of the juvenile justice process, arrest to incarceration, leading civil rights groups contended today.
Lawmaker proposes drug testing for pro wrestlers
ALBANY, N.Y. -- A New York lawmaker is recommending mandatory drug testing for professional wrestlers competing in his state, saying it's not a jab at the simulated violence but a way to protect children trying to emulate their heroes.
Survey: National average pump price down nearly 4 cents per gallon
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- The average price of gasoline in the United States has dropped nearly 4 cents a gallon at the pumps in the past two weeks, an industry analyst said.
Congressional probe finds little evidence of abuse, misconduct by IRS employees
WASHINGTON -- A congressional investigation found little evidence to support claims made in high-profile Senate hearings about misconduct and abuse of taxpayers by Internal Revenue Service employees, a report kept secret for almost a year says.
Non-nuclear states want nuclear powers to move on disarmament
UNITED NATIONS -- Russia's recent ratification of two anti-nuclear agreements has lifted some of the pessimism surrounding a major conference to review nuclear disarmament efforts.
Gunfire erupts at National Zoo
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A running scuffle between two groups of youths erupted into gunfire at the crowded National Zoo, leaving an 11-year-old boy brain dead and six other young people recovering from gunshot wounds.
Georgia protects tobacco while reaping benefit of settlement
ATLANTA -- When states sued tobacco companies en masse over smokers' illnesses, Georgia joined in for a share of the cash settlement. Now attacks on the industry are taking a toll at home, and state lawmakers want to cushion the blow.
Clinton plots to revive hate-crimes bill
WASHINGTON -- Hoping to hone in on a perceived Republican weakness, President Clinton is plotting to revive stagnant hate-crimes legislation and try to force a vote in Congress before the November elections.
Chess grand master energizes game for inner city children
NEW YORK -- Unleashing what appears to be a deadly attack on his opponent's king, 9-year-old Eliot Majors slides his queen diagonally across the chessboard -- then inexplicably halts one square short.
College course to focus on hate groups' use of 'Net
BOSTON -- One shows an image of a slain gay man burning in hell. Another claims the FBI has declared war on white Christians. A third pretends to pay homage to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., then suggests the civil rights leader was a sex fiend, a communist and a ''plastic god.''
Prominent American vets return to Vietnam on 25th anniversary of end of war
HANOI, Vietnam -- A prominent group of U.S. veterans returned to Vietnam today for the 25th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War -- and not just for the sake of nostalgia.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks fluctuated in early trading today, sending the Nasdaq composite tumbling more than 200 points, after published reports said the Justice Department may ask a federal judge to break Microsoft into two or three companies.
Reno: 'We did what we had to do'
WASHINGTON -- The White House today blamed Elian Gonzalez's Miami relatives for forcing the government into the armed seizure of the boy, asserting that ''none of this had to happen'' if they had respected the law and allowed him to be reunited with his father.
Internet, Asia propel PC sales
SAN FRANCISCO -- Consumer demand coupled with Asia's economic rebound led to a double-digit growth in sales of personal computers in the first three months of the year.
Malaysia, Philippines search for hostages kidnapped from resort
SEMPORNA, Malaysia -- Authorities hunted the seas between Malaysia and the Philippines today for two fishing boats controlled by heavily armed men holding 21 hostages they abducted from a Malaysian diving resort two days earlier.
Reno takes brunt of blame from Cuban-Americans
MIAMI -- Depicted as the devil, called a traitor and worse, Attorney General Janet Reno has taken the brunt of the blame from the Cuban-American community for her decision to use force to return Elian Gonzalez to his father.
Consumer confidence slips for third month, but outlook still strong
NEW YORK (AP) -- Consumer confidence slipped in April for the third consecutive month as the stock market staged a sharp retreat, but Americans still think business growth and job opportunities will be good in coming months, the Conference Board reported today.
Life without Elian: Camcorders mix with prayers and chants
MIAMI -- Chanting demonstrators mingled with camcorder-carrying spectators to glimpse the Little Havana home where Elian Gonzalez once played, many still stunned that the reason behind months of protest was gone.
Albright defends U.S. nuclear record
UNITED NATIONS -- Prodded by a coalition of non-nuclear nations, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright defended the Clinton administration record on nuclear disarmament Monday, warning that countries demanding ''unrealistic and premature measures'' can set back progress.
Atlantis fueled, poised for afternoon liftoff
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Fresh from a major overhaul, space shuttle Atlantis was fueled today for liftoff on a mission to repair and restock the international space station.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA fueled space shuttle Atlantis for liftoff today on a mission to repair the international space station, even though high wind threatened to delay the launch again.
Reno defends raid, meets senators
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Janet Reno, voicing ''no regrets whatsoever'' for the raid that helped return Elian Gonzalez to his Cuban father, is facing tough questioning today from skeptical Republican lawmakers.
DENVER (AP) -- The Nuggets probably won't ever be No. 1 in the hearts of Denver fans. Under their new owner, they aren't likely to be a stepchild, either.
Ryan to take it easy after double bypass surgery
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The heart surgery was easy. Making Nolan Ryan slow down from now on will be the tough part.
Coleman dazzling as Hornets sting 76ers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- All Derrick Coleman ever wanted was to play for a contender. Now that he's got his chance, he'll do anything to make it last.
Both Baylor, McKeon puzzled by slow starts
Chicago Cubs manager Don Baylor lashed into his team with an obscenity-laced tirade. Cincinnati skipper Jack McKeon could barely speak.
Marlins join Elian protest
MIAMI (AP) -- Mike Lowell has not missed a game this season for the Florida Marlins. That's about to change because of a protest of the Elian Gonzalez case.
Pierce's game rises to meet her contentment
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Mary Pierce's personal life is the best it's ever been. That's helped her reach new heights in tennis.
Wells shows Blue Jays can win behind pitching
David Wells proved the Toronto Blue Jays can win with pitching, too.
Nolan Ryan stable after emergency bypass surgery
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Nolan Ryan, baseball's career strikeout leader, was in stable condition today after emergency double-bypass surgery.
Mistake dooms Ottawa as Maple Leafs win series
KANATA, Ontario (AP) -- Sami Salo's mistake switched the momentum to the Toronto Maple Leafs and ended the Ottawa Senators' season.
IOC won't rule out moving Athens Olympics
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch doesn't envision moving the 2004 Games from Athens. He's not ruling it out, either.
Welcome to the NBA playoffs, Vince Carter
Welcome to the NBA playoffs, Vince Carter.
Lakers look strong
LOS ANGELES -- The lord of the rings was not subtle, and did not want to be.
Both Baylor, McKeon puzzled by slow starts
Chicago Cubs manager Don Baylor lashed into his team with an obscenity-laced tirade. Cincinnati skipper Jack McKeon could barely speak.
What's next for Wilkens? NBA's winningest coach leaves Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) -- Memo to all those NBA teams pondering a coaching change: The list of potential candidates now includes the guy who has more victories than anyone else.
Blues dig deep for another comeback
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Improbable playoff comebacks are becoming a rite of spring for the St. Louis Blues.
CROSSLAKE -- Darwin Grove, Crosslake, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at home.
Katheaine H. Hartung
CROSBY -- Katharine Helen Hartung, 89, Crosby, died today, April 25, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center of Crosby.
Prosper 'Buster' R. Cherro
DULUTH -- Prosper "Buster" R. Cherro, 75, Duluth, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospice.
Richard 'Dick' June
BREEZY POINT --Richard "Dick" June, 62, Breezy Point, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at Veterans Administration Hospital of St. Cloud.
MOUNDS VIEW -- Kristine Johnson, 40, Mounds View, formerly of Brainerd, died today, April 25, 2000, at Abbott Northwestern of Minneapolis.
Louis J. Eckes
DENTON, Texas --Louis J. Eckes, 61, Denton, Texas, and formerly of Leader, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Anthony Hagemann, 73, Little Falls, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at Veterans Administration Hospital of St. Cloud.
Leo 'Bernard' Vogel
PILLAGER -- Leo "Bernard" Vogel, 76, Pillager, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Darwin L. Grove
CROSSLAKE -- Darwin L. Grove, 65, Crosslake, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at home.
Myrtle V. Fox
Myrtle V. Fox, 89, Brainerd, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Warren 'Rusty' R. Helsene
PLYMOUTH -- Warren "Rusty" Russell Helsene, 52, Plymouth, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at his country home, of cancer.
AITKIN -- Eleanora Kliewer, 85, Aitkin, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
LITTLE FALLS --Ralph Doege, 55, Little Falls, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at Veterans Administration Hospital of St. Cloud.
Bert J. Marrocco
AKELEY -- Bert Joseph Marrocco, 58, Akeley, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at home.
PINE RIVER --Judith Crandall, Pine River, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
The demonstration gap
WASHINGTON -- It seems that magenta hair and nose rings and drums and kids with odd nicknames drive our local bourgeoisie wild with annoyance.
Clinton's 'legacy' could hurt us
WASHINGTON--While the country is fighting over a 6-year-old boy in Florida, the big geopolitical news is buried on page 20. President Clinton has quietly added Russia to a planned European trip. On June 4, he will go to Moscow to meet with Vladimir Putin. This is no mere ''how do you do.'' Frantic negotiations are going on for an immense arms control agreement--the so-called Grand Compromise--in time for Clinton to leave a legacy.
Keeping secrets - Dispatch Editorial
Cold war or no cold war, the U.S. State Department handles a mass of highly sensitive information about nuclear weapons and other security topics.
No political edge seen in Miami raid
WASHINGTON -- The Saturday morning raid that reunited Elian Gonzalez with his father has inflamed political passions, but strategists from both parties agreed Monday that the controversy is unlikely to have any real impact on this year's elections, except in Florida.
Girls reject the games boys play
A report issued by the American Association of University Women last week finds that girls are scarce in computer classes and in high-paying technology jobs, and it isn't because machines make girls nervous or because they aren't good at math.
Driving on 371 North on April 20 was full of contrasts, both of what is great about living in the lakes area and what has also become an enormous sadness. Seeing swans swimming in the wetland area of the Paul Bunyan Nature Center vs. the man-made destruction just a few miles away caused by clear- cutting, is the contrast I am referring to.
Elian' seizure was a disgrace
WASHINGTON--The picture will take a long time to forget: the commando pointing an MP-5 submachine gun at a 6-year-old boy and the fisherman who had plucked him from the sea. (An Italian American, by the way, hardly the anti-Castro Cuban so caricatured by the press.)
OTHER OPINIONS Views from all over
The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier, on the president calling impeachment ''wrong:''
Al Unser Jr. wins Vegas Indy 300
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Stuck in a winless slump, Al Unser Jr. got some inspiration from his ailing daughter to keep racing.
The race is still opn in F1
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) -- The race in Formula One is still on.
KIMBALL -- The Kimball Cubs edged the Pierz Pioneers 11-10 in a Central Minnesota Conference game Monday.
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers defeated the Kimball Cubs 10-4 in a Central Minnesota Conference game Monday night.
High School Baseball
Gophers dump Cyclones
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Josh Holthaus went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and three RBIs as Minnesota beat Iowa 8-2 Sunday to sweep their four-game weekend series and take over sole possession of first place in the Big Ten.
Warrior girls place 5th
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors placed fifth with a team score of 181 and Little Falls was seventh with a score of 192 in a Central Lakes Conference golf meet Monday.
10 Lake Erie walleyes worth $50,000 to PWT pro
PORT CLINTON, OHIO -- Dan Plautz, Muskego, WI, claimed a second In-Fishe
Twins handle Clemens easily
NEW YORK -- Monday was one of those days that make New YorkYankees principal owner George Steinbrenner cringe when the topic turns to revenue sharing. There were Steinbrenner's Yankees being humbled before 35,693 by a Minnesota Twins team that has been pleading poverty for years.
Cardinal netters tumble
NEW LONDON -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals lost two matches, 5-2 and 7-0, to New London-Spicer and Willmar, respectively, Tuesday.
S-M girls dominate invitational
BEMIDJI -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals continued a dominating stretch of play Monday as they placed first in the Bemidji Invitational with a team score of 332.
Heitkamp leads BHS golfers
WILLMAR -- Justin Heitkamp shot a 76 Monday to lead the Brainerd Warriors' boys' golf team in a close Central Lakes Conference meet on the par 72 Willmar Country Club.
Timberwolves' rotation may be changed
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders has acknowledged that Malik Sealy might fare better guarding Scottie Pippen than rookie Wally Szczerbiak.
Saunders accuses Blazers of cheap shots
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Maybe Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders has been watching too many of Gov. Jesse Ventura's old wrestling videos. He thinks the Portland Trail Blazers are taking cheap shots at his team.
Brainerd boys' golfers place 5th
PERHAM -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' golf team finished fifth at the 24-team Perham invitational Saturday
Staples-Motley wins its own invite
If Minnesota high school girls' golf had a Masters tournament it would be the Staples-Motley Invitational at Cragun's Legacy course held Saturday.
Raiders win two in softball
The Central Lakes College Raiders improved their chances of a Region title and a No. 1 seed for the playoffs by taking two from the Rochester Yellow Jackets Saturday.
Monday APR 24
Tourney comes of age -- already
It wasn't the Masters nor was it the U.S. Open but it might have been the best high school golf tournament of the year.
High School Baseball
PR-B, Pequot share top honors
DEERWOOD -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers and the Pequot Lakes Patriots boys' golf teams shared first place by scoring 222's in a Mid-Minn meet.
Local sports shorts
The start of the Twilight golf league at Pine Meadows golf course saw a tie for first place on the front nine between Herbergers and Cub Foods who both shot a eight-under par 28. Dettbarn Construction was third with a 29.
Twins win series from Rangers Radke looks strong in winning Sunday
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have finally found a way to beat the Texas Rangers.
Wolves serve notice
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Portland has playoff experience to spare against Minnesota. That edge didn't emerge until the Trail Blazers needed it the most.
Warrior netters lose twice
HIBBING -- The Brainerd Warrior boy's tennis team fell short to Duluth Marshall and got pounded by Hibbing at the Hibbing Invitational Saturday.
Braves win Victory League opener
The Brainerd Braves started out the 2000 Victory League season the way the finished most of their games last year, with a win.
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department's youth baseball draft is scheduled Wednesday at the Brainerd Holiday Inn.
Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 58 31 clr
More storms possible in South
Storms stalked the Southeast and Gulf Coast today while steady rain fell over the Tennessee Valley, Appalachians and western Plains. Tornadoes were feared in Alabama and Georgia.
Logan gets new equipment after radar topples
BOSTON -- Delays and cancellations at the nation's ninth busiest airport were felt nationwide over the Easter holiday weekend after Logan International Airport's radar system went dark.
Around the world
Amsterdam 64 47 cdy
Tonight -- Mostly clear. Lows 40. Light southeast wind.
Spring cleaning time
Weather drawing by Randie Swanson of Mrs. Pelto's third grade class at Baxter school.
Earth Day celebrated
Weather drawing by Tyler Blong.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 46 41 .09 cdy
Storms hit southern states
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) -- Several tornadoes damaged buildings and snapped utility poles in northwestern Louisiana, and seven people suffered minor injuries. One woman suffered a heart attack.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pierce Brosnan's 16-year-old son was seriously hurt after a sports utility vehicle he was riding in plunged over an embankment in a weekend accident.
Coaches who cross line will trip, stumble and fall
DEAR ABBY: This is in response to ''Tempted,'' the soccer coach who has problems with girls on his team being too ''flirty'' or ''suggestive.'' Being a soccer player myself, I have seen this situation before, as many coaches at my school today are young men.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Beam up, trekkies: UPN plans to phase out ''Star Trek: Voyager'' after next season.
The Brainerd American Legion will serve Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, a roll and cole slaw from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Legion. Cost: $6.50. Members and invited guests are welcome.
Baby monitor serves as door monitor
Dear Heloise: When I am expecting someone and am in a part of the house where I can't hear the doorbell, I set my grandson's baby monitor by the front door and take the receiving part to the place where I'm doing something else.
Dear Heloise: I read the ''be safe leaving PHONE MESSAGE'' column. I am a licensed private investigator, and I agree with the police department about not leaving your name on your answering machine.
First black gets chance at 'Millionaire'
NEW YORK -- It took 84 shows before a black contestant had a chance to go after the big prize on ''Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.''
Becoming wiser with age sometimes a matter of degree
DEAR ABBY: This May, my grandmother, Elizabeth Eichelbaum, will receive her Ph.D. in art therapy from the University of Tennessee. At graduation, she will be 90 years old! Abby, she received her bachelor's degree at age 69 and her master's at age 81. She has been attending classes the last two years in spite of macular degeneration (she is nearly blind).
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