Kaiser car buff
When Tom Erickson of Lake Hubert was only 10, he spent a lot of time washing his neighbor's 1952 Kaiser in his parents' driveway.
Clearing of trees raises questions
Clearing of trees along Excelsior Road behind near the Movies 10 in Baxter has raised considerable questions from area residents.
Dividends fall out of favor as investors, companies seek growth
NEW YORK -- Dividends, or the portion of a company's profits that are distributed every three months to shareholders, were once the standard by which investors measured a stock.
Poland Spring: Relic from Gilded Age
POLAND SPRING, Maine -- Poland Spring -- the health spa -- had its heyday in the Gilded Age. Summer guests from around the world journeyed by steamer, train and coach to drink healing waters in the bucolic Maine countryside.
Asset allocation, a non-event for many individual investors
NEW YORK -- As the stock market has twisted and turned over the past month, you'd think that with retirement nest eggs and college tuition at stake, the average investor would be yanking money out of stocks and putting it into the safety of bonds or money market funds.
Is there redemption for the losers?
NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market that so very recently promised riches beyond dreams and had people talking about stocks when they'd never even read a financial statement, is now the focus of intense, angry emotions among some investors.
Technology stocks still wobbly but strong enough to support market
NEW YORK -- Technology stocks may still have shaky legs, but this past week, they proved strong enough to support the broader market.
'You're hired!' may not be a final word
Q: After two successful interviews with a professional association, the director of human resources called me to say they wanted to offer me the position, and that her assistant would call me to make the final offer because she had to go to a conference. Sure enough, the assistant called to offer the job, and I accepted. We discussed the salary, and I told her I would be giving my job a two-week notice the next day. She said I would be expected to start work on the first possible day because they needed me right away. She congratulated me and said she would send me some papers in the mail.
NEW YORK -- For almost 130 years, a seat on the New York Stock Exchange has been one of the great status symbols in American capitalism. It ushered the owner into an elite club of Wall Street moguls, from J.P. Morgan Jr. to Charles M. Schwab, who had the exclusive right to buy and sell the nation's blue-chip stocks.
The Business and Industry Center at Central Lakes College in Brainerd announces that due to popular demand it will again offer the three-hour seminar "Going into Business for Yourself" from 6-9 p.m. May 11.
Reversal of fortune for 'pure play' Internet funds
NEW YORK -- The reversal of fortune for many so-called pure play Internet funds has been startling in the first four months of 2000.
No more pressure
Car buying, a process developed in the first decade of this century, is changing again.
Around the watercooler
VIOLENT CONCERNS: Violence in the workplace results in three deaths daily, and costs employers $36 billion annually.
Personality type is important factor in school success
QUESTION: The greatest power struggle in our home is over school assignments. Our fifth-grader simply will not do them! When we try to force him to study, he sits and stares, doodles, gets up for water and just kills time. Furthermore, we never know for sure what he's supposed to be doing. Why is he like that?
Church council takes over legal aid for Elian's father
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Council of Churches has taken over the fund paying legal expenses for Elian Gonzalez's father from the United Methodist Church's Board of Church and Society.
Elizabeth Thomas, Aitkin, made a two-year commitment to Mercy Ships, a division of YWAM that's dedicated to mercy ministry, focusing on health care and the rebuilding of lives in the poorest areas around the globe. She has accepted a staff position within the Mission Challenge program. She will work out of the Mercy Ships International Office in Lindale, Texas, and will coordinate church teams to go to work alongside the various Mercy Ships while they are in port.
Investigation sought for Methodist bishop in lesbian wedding dispute
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- United Methodist parishioners have called for an investigation of Bishop Melvin Talbert following a church tribunal's decision to take no action against 68 ministers who jointly conducted a lesbian wedding last year.
Why four Gospels instead of one, or six?
We take it for granted that there are four New Testament Gospels, but consider for a moment: Why four and not just one?
Prayer pagers offer hope, good vibrations
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Merle Den Bleyker's pager went off hundreds of times during the months he spent recuperating from a stem-cell transplant to fight cancer.
Researchers' experience with nuns reveals keys to longevity
MANKATO (AP) -- For 15 years, David Snowdon has studied the health and mental acumen of 678 elderly nuns, including 122 in Mankato.
Brainerd City Council
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 3,300.
School lunch menus
MONDAY -- B-Cereal, bread, fruit. L-Corn dog, potato rounds, grn. beans, juice bar.
Breezy Point City Council
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 550.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 101, a year ago 20.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department is requesting help in locating a vehicle that is suspected to have been involved in a large amount of property damage on Executive Acres Road as well as a burglary on Ebinger Road.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County Court:
Roger R. Lowe, 27, and Jennifer R. Drevlow, 24, both of Brainerd.
Gustafson leads, but Webb lurks close behind
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) -- Karrie Webb is so dominant on the LPGA Tour that she had to defend herself after shooting a 68.
Stadler drops weight, improves score
THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) -- Craig Stadler's weight went down, and so did his golf scores.
Nelson leads seniors
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -- Larry Nelson got off to a good start in his bid to win on the Senior PGA Tour for the second consecutive week.
Kuehne charges to share lead
THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) -- Carlos Franco had the field covered in the first round of the Shell Houston Open -- except for Hank Kuehne, the last player to tee off.
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics
Getting down to the roots of pain
Osteoarthritis, the most common cause of chronic pain, affects almost 21 million Americans. Do you frequently experience pain? How would you describe it? Is it throbbing, piercing or aching? Telling your doctor specifically what kind of pain you experience can help identify the problem and possible solutions.
FDA approves eye drug
The first treatment to slow vision loss from the most aggressive form of macular degeneration is now available by prescription.
Fountain of youth?
WASHINGTON -- They look like regular cows, but they harbor a secret: Put their cells under the microscope and they look astoundingly young.
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
Group says health-care system must stop overlooking teens
Guns. Drugs. Tobacco. Obesity. Sex. Eating disorders. Depression. Teen-agers today probably have more reasons to see a doctor regularly than any generation before them.
Endodontists urged to spare those teeth
When people suffer trauma to the mouth, dentists often rush to perform a root canal on teeth that appear to be dead so that the crown of the tooth can be saved.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Aetna cutting Medicare HMO coverage
NEW YORK -- In an effort to cut its losses, Aetna Inc. says it plans to stop offering HMO coverage to seniors in several cities next year.
Decrease in teen gonorrhea Is linked to beer price hike
WASHINGTON -- When the price of beer goes up, teen-age gonorrhea goes down, federal health officials say.
Pruning makes an old grapevine productive
Left untended, an old grapevine becomes a tangled mass of branches. As a result, the grapes become hard to pick and diseases fester in the darkness. Pruning brings such a plant to manageable size and coaxes it to bear large crops.
Try these methods to repair water stains on furniture
Question: Our new credenza was marred by a ring when someone carelessly placed a wet glass on it. We tried to get it out with furniture polish, but no luck. Do you have any suggestions short of stripping and refinishing our furniture?
Hydroponic tomatoes ripe for business
WELLS (AP) -- Even in the depths of winter, Steve Klingbeil can retreat to a warm climate less than a minute's walk from his front door.
Tips to choose right interior trim
If you're adding a room or remodeling an existing space, don't take the interior trim for granted.
Efforts made to bring back elms
They once lined city streets, creating a green canopy and deep shade on hot summer days.
'E-cliner' by La-Z-Boy makes surfing Web comfy
Settle into your ''e-cliner.'' It's going to be a bumpy ride.
MMBA members to help build privacy fence at child safety center
Members of the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association will dedicate time and effort to the construction of a 1,000-foot privacy fence for the Alex and Brandon Child Safety Center.
This den is bright, spacious
A cramped, dark den might appeal to animals, but people prefer a den like this that is bright and spacious.
Ethics charges against Leighton weighed
House Republican leaders said they're contemplating ethics charges against a DFLer arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
March of Dimes helps girl, family cope with challenges
BAXTER -- Samantha Sango is an affectionate 10-year-old girl who loves to call her grandpa everyday in Las Vegas, watch Barney with her baby sister and listen to her favorite soundtrack, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat."
Tree planting on Arbor Day
Riverside fourth graders Sarah Tautges (left) Liz Cowell, Brittany Thoms and Mackenzie Paradeis plant a green ash tree in the Paul Bunyan Northland Arboretum Friday.
Minnesota issuing bonuses to Gulf War veterans
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is issuing cash bonuses to Minnesotans who served in the Gulf War between Aug. 1, 1990, and July 31, 1991.
Search begins for mobile home solution
A search for a compromise in the Lakeview Mobile Home Park controversy began in earnest Thursday at Brainerd City Hall.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - George F. Peterson, 75, recently retired from dentistry after 40 years of practice. His office was located at the Opsahl Building in Brainerd.
Efforts under way to help Minnesota residents seeking public information
ST. PAUL -- From public servants in Anoka to Mille Lacs, with a panel of experts on hand to help interpret the state's freedom of information law, the questions flowed in.
The Brainerd Lakes Area Cultural Planning Steering Committee will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in the Mississippi Horizons staff development room.
Bemidji High School searches for another logo after complaints
BEMIDJI (AP) -- Bemidji High School is looking for another new logo after complaints that the newly designed ax with red edges looked like a bloody weapon and wasn't appropriate.
Ventura's going on vacation
While the Legislature is trudging through the final days of the session, Gov. Jesse Ventura is going on vacation and not saying where.
Budget stalemate stretches into another weekend
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Legislative leaders exchanged budget offers Friday and left the Capitol with no deal in hand, meaning their stalemate is likely to drag into another week.
Anti-smoking ad campaign for teens begins Saturday
ST. PAUL -- Adults don't speak their language, so teen-agers out to discourage smoking among their peers are trying a little mirth, sarcasm and hip hop in a new advertising campaign.
Oak Lawn has annexation concerns
Concerns about Brainerd annexation has Oak Lawn Township looking at options to stop further loss of land.
Tower ordinance ready for county board vote
Counting previous drafts may have taken fingers and toes, but the Crow Wing County tower ordinance proposal is finally on the way to a county board vote.
This was Brainerd
April 30 -- 40 years ago (1960) -- Musical symbols will carry out the theme, "Rhapsody in Blue," are to be the theme of the 1960 Junior-Senior Prom, to be held in the Washington High School auditorium. A total of 96 couples have registered for the prom.
Samuelson among nine veteran Senate chairmen to be stepping down
ST. PAUL (AP) -- When the 2000 Legislative session ends, nine veteran Senate DFLers will be rotated out of the chairmanships they have held for a collective 112 years.
Crow Wing County Family Services Collaborative announces a funding opportunity meeting Tuesday.
Hopes high for countywide transportation program
A coordinated countywide transportation program in Crow Wing County would mean residents could hop on board a van and for a low fee find themselves in Brainerd, Crosslake or Garrison.
Fugitive child molester found in state
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A fugitive accused of sexually abusing three girls at an Oklahoma church has been arrested at an elementary school in Minnesota, and authorities are trying to determine if he has molested any Minnesota children.
Police revise timeline in lawmaker's DWI case
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Only about 10 minutes elapsed between a car crash and a state lawmaker's arrest on suspicion of drunken driving, much less time than the police department previously reported, a spokesman said.
WalkAmerica 2000 will be held May 6
WalkAmerica 2000 will be held May 6 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. The benefit walk is held to raise money for the March of Dimes, a leader in genetic research, to fund its programs and to help save premature babies and find cures for genetic birth defects.
Township residents petition against changing name to Ventura
ST. AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP (AP) -- Residents here are petitioning against changing the town's name to Ventura -- after Gov. Jesse Ventura -- when it is incorporated as a city on May 10.
Ventura official: Rural areas need to set priorities
BEMIDJI (AP) -- When Gov. Jesse Ventura told rural Minnesota officials in Duluth last year that they would have to solve their own problems, he meant it, state Trade and Economic Development Commissioner Gerald Carlson said.
Contrary to incorrect information in Tempo in Thursday's Dispatch, tickets will not be available at the door for the Glenn Miller Orchestra presentation May 8 in Brainerd. Further information about the Lakes Area Concert Association event is available from Betty Alderman at 829-3379.
Reward offered in drive-by case
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Rewards totaling $28,000 were being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed a 17-year-old St. Paul boy while he was riding his bicycle.
Taking back the night
While most 12-year-old boys likely were riding bikes or watching television Thursday night, Travis Carlson was marching to the beat of a different drum.
Unicameral plan gets another look as session winds down
ST. PAUL -- Left for dead by some supporters, Gov. Jesse Ventura's plan for a single-house Legislature is back in play.
SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. has vowed to fight the federal government's plan to break up the company into two separate parts, a battle that will begin not in court, but in the stock market on Monday.
Returning vets find memories of Vietnam changed by time
NUI BA DEN, Vietnam -- From the heights of this 2,900-foot mountain, American veterans looked out on what once was War Zone C, now a vast reservoir filling up behind a new dam.
An Associated Press story in Thursday's Dispatch incorrectly reported there will be an immediate ban on snowmobiles in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in Wyoming. A decision on snowmobiling in those two parks will not be made until November.
Elian raid leaders cite reports of armed extremists
WASHINGTON -- Commanders of the raid that reunited Elian Gonzalez with his father said they went into the house brandishing automatic weapons because intelligence reports indicated a network of heavily armed Cuban-American extremists was ringing the property.
Minorities, Democrats criticize Bush on his census stance
AUSTIN, Texas -- Gov. George W. Bush is navigating the tricky shoals of census politics, drawing fire for opposing an adjustment designed to reduce the historic undercounting of minorities.
US proposing second, more elaborate missile defense system
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration is proposing to Russia that it clear a legal path for an elaborate anti-missile system to shield the United States from an attack from the Middle East.
President uses radio speech to press for passage of health bills
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton called on the Republican-led Congress Saturday to make passage of health care measures top priorities when lawmakers return next week from a recess. ''Step up to this challenge,'' he said.
Clinton hosts Nordic leaders to mark opening of Viking exhibit
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton welcomed five Nordic leaders Friday to mark a new exhibit on Vikings and to declare that Americans should learn more about ''this fascinating early chapter'' of history.
Residents of small Ozarks town worry about future of forests
MILL SPRING, Mo. -- Ron McFaddan's fondest memories of growing up in this remote Ozarks village come from a childhood spent outdoors, running through thick forests and diving in crystal-clear streams.
Items purportedly linked to Elian up for bid on eBay
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A weathered ''raft,'' a page from a coloring book and a jar of air supposedly containing aromas from Little Havana are a sampling of the Elian Gonzalez-related curios available on the eBay auction Web site.
Five students injured after explosive device detonates
TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) -- A homemade explosive device detonated in a high school on the Navajo Reservation on Thursday, injuring five students.
McCain blasts Vietnam's regime
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) -- Sen. John McCain, who played a key role in normalizing relations between the United States and its one-time enemy, launched a broadside against Vietnam's communist regime today and said the wrong side won the war.
In Republican radio address, senator says GOP will try to pass education bill
WASHINGTON -- Despite a threatened presidential veto, Senate Republicans will soon try to pass an education bill that gives parents and teachers more authority to make decisions for their schools, Sen. Slade Gorton, R-Wash., said Saturday.
Hundreds of Haitian boat people found; 14 are dead
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard rushed rescuers to the southern Bahamas after a ship carrying nearly 300 Haitian boat people ran aground and 14 victims died, apparently of dehydration.
Feds increase role in LAPD corruption probe
LOS ANGELES -- Increasing the federal government's assertive role in the Los Angeles police corruption investigation, U.S. Attorney Alejandro Mayorkas said Friday his office has asked immigration officials to refrain from deporting a Guatemalan national who says he and his girlfriend were beaten, robbed and terrorized by LAPD officers.
Guerrilla attack kills four Israeli-allied militiamen
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Guerrillas packed a vehicle with explosives and blew it up next to an Israeli-controlled military outpost in southern Lebanon today, killing four Israel-allied militiamen and wounding three, Lebanese security officials said.
BOISE, Idaho -- For 15 summers, Steve Russell has scrambled along the same forest deadfall and rocky hillsides that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's Corps of Discovery encountered in Idaho's mountains two centuries ago.
Two killed in rampage at Utah hotel, restaurant; suspect caught
SANDY, Utah -- A gunman killed two people and wounded at least three others during a rampage at a hotel and nearby restaurant in this community south of Salt Lake City.
Farmer's shooting of burglar stirs victims' rights battle in England
LONDON -- A reclusive farmer convicted of fatally shooting a 16-year-old burglar in the back with an illegal shotgun has become the unlikely poster boy for victims' rights in Britain.
U.S. asks Russia to allow limited missile defense
WASHINGTON -- American negotiators have proposed to Russia changes in a landmark treaty to clear the way for a limited defense against missile threats from other countries, Ambassador James Collins said today.
Gore offers school accountability plan
PHILADELPHIA -- Taking a page from his rival's education plan, Vice President Al Gore says the federal government should withhold federal money from states that fail to improve test scores.
Fifty-five more bodies found linked to cult in Uganda
KAMPALA, Uganda -- The stench of death permeated the air as gravediggers unearthed the bodies of 55 people -- mostly women and children -- from a garage rented by a leader of the Ugandan doomsday cult now blamed for 979 deaths.
13-year study: No link between Three Mile Island accident, cancer deaths
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A 13-year study of people living near the Three Mile Island nuclear plant found no link between the radiation released during the 1979 accident and cancer deaths among nearby residents.
Government proposing Microsoft breakup today
WASHINGTON -- Details of a plan to break up Microsoft will be released today when the Justice Department and 19 states that successfully sued the software giant for antitrust violations submit their joint proposal on what sanctions to impose.
Parents of kids spirited abroad ask: What about us?
WASHINGTON -- For Tom Sylvester, whose little girl was spirited to Austria by his ex-wife more than four years ago, it was bittersweet when government agents seized Elian Gonzalez in Miami and reunited him with his father.
Troops search for hostages after taking most of rebel stronghold
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines -- Elite troops pursued fleeing Muslim rebels in heavy fighting Saturday after taking control of their mountain stronghold but failing to find 27 hostages, mostly children, held for nearly six weeks.
Microsoft Q. and A.
Q: What is this proposal, anyway?
Senate sponsors withdraw victims' rights amendment
WASHINGTON -- A constitutional amendment granting rights to victims of violent crimes has been pulled from the Senate floor, hampered by a lack of support and an onslaught of criticism.
Culpepper era begins as Vikings start minicamp
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Daunte Culpepper is convinced he's ready to be the Minnesota Vikings' starting quarterback.
Color these Ray Bourque fans loyal
What's the hottest-selling sports jersey in Boston? Got to be Pedro Martinez, right?
NCAA approves changes in summer recruiting, grants
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA has approved a revised package of basketball rules designed to reduce ''unsavory'' influences faced by student-athletes.
Flag flap could cost S.C. an NCAA event
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina could lose the chance to play host to future NCAA tournament events if lawmakers fail to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse dome.
Nike kills talks on renewing deal with University of Michigan
DETROIT -- The president of the University of Michigan says he has no problem with losing a licensing agreement with Nike Inc. that could have brought the school millions of dollars.
An auspicious entrance for Rocker
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- John Rocker emerged from the Padres bullpen in the left-field corner and walked along the warning track to the opposing bullpen all the way in the other corner of the stadium Friday night, accompanied by a security guard in a red jacket.
Panthers not tolerating bad behavior now
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers only drafted players with clean backgrounds this year. Owner Jerry Richardson then warned them to keep their records clean.
Cone beats Jays
David Cone got a lot out of some little changes.
Timberwolves backed into corner with Smith ailing
MINNEAPOLIS -- When Joe Smith hobbled back onto the court in Game 2 after hyperextending his right knee, teammate Kevin Garnett teased him.
Cards more homer-happy than ever
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have been home-run happy ever since Mark McGwire came to town.
Seattle soars; Reds look dismal
Lou Piniella looks at the standings. First place.
Attempt made to block sale of assets
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A judge is considering whether to allow an independent overseer to sell former NFL player Rae Carruth's house and other assets so he can pay child support for his infant son.
NBA has ridiculous story lines
Things are looking up!
Lakers take 2-0 series lead
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers did not toy with their catch this time, or even let the Sacramento Kings see light.
Stars blank Sharks
DALLAS (AP) -- The San Jose Sharks suddenly look like a No. 8 seed again.
76ers take series lead
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Aaron McKie knows Eddie Jones' game better than anyone. They played together for three years at Temple and they practice together nearly every day in the offseason.
A's get the best of duel with Radke
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gil Heredia and Brad Radke were locked in a pitcher's duel, and neither of them knew it.
Baseball sends message with 16 suspensions for brawl
CHICAGO -- Baseball doesn't want to be the WWF.
Big Ten allows Purdue to keep title
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- The Big Ten has decided to allow Purdue to keep its 1996 conference championship in men's basketball, Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke announced Thursday.
Joe A. Vargo
Joe A. Vargo, 74, Brainerd, formerly of Pequot Lakes, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at his home.
LITTLE FALLS --Pace Kronbeck, 59, Little Falls, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center of Little Falls.
AITKIN --Margaret Gravelle, 94, Aitkin, died today, April 28, 2000, at Aicota Health Care Center of Aitkin.
Frederick 'Fritz' Eichmiller
ONAMIA -- Frederick "Fritz" Eichmiller, 85, Onamia, died Friday, April 28, 2000, in Onamia.
Henriette C. 'Hattie' Downing
Henriette C. "Hattie" Downing, 79, Oak Lawn Township, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Pace D. Kronbeck
LITTLE FALLS -- Pace Delano Kronbeck, 59, Little Falls, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Henriette C. Downing
OAK LAWN TOWNSHIP --Henriette C. Downing, 79, Oak Lawn Township, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
James E. Twombly
CROSSLAKE -- James E. Twombly, 52, Crosslake, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
James E. Twombly
CROSSLAKE -- James E. Twombly, 52, Crosslake, died today, Friday, April 28, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Margaret E. Gravelle
AITKIN -- Margaret E. Gravelle, 94, Aitkin, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Betty J. Laird
PEQUOT LAKES -- Betty Jean Laird, 63, Pequot Lakes, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Mary J. Schumann
Mary J. Schumann, 79, Brainerd, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at Country Care Homes in Pequot Lakes.
John D. Seeley
John D. Seeley, 84, Fish Trap Lake, and Cudjoe Key, Fla., died Monday, April 24, 2000, in St. Paul.
The recent land deal by MnDOT purchasing 17.67 acres from Potlatch as a front to enable the Coast Guard to bring in a GWEN Tower from California, set it up under the new logo DGPS Differential Global Positioning System is a put-down for MnDOT.
Women -- the invisible Vietnam vets
In the next few weeks, there will be a flurry of flashbacks and memory pieces on the Vietnam War because 25 years have passed since the United States left that country. Although there has always been much discussion about the war's effect on the military, on U.S. foreign policy and even on Vietnam veterans, its impact on women and children has received scant attention.
Sertoma Essay winners named
Winners have been announced in the National Heritage Essay Contest sponsored by the Brainerd Area Sertoma Club.
I am writing in regard to the handicap parking spaces at most of the stores. The stores and other drivers forget people like myself in wheelchairs who cannot get out of my chair to stand or walk
Camping with the family
Traditions! What a great way to keep families together. Do you have family traditions? I have many. My first one is going to a church camp called Camp Onomia. Each June my family spends a week there. The camp helps us center our lives on singing, talking, and worshiping God. Our lives are packed with memories from our wonderful experiences there.
The arboretum and growth
Imagine a public landfill healing and evolving as an environmental resource area. Imagine beautiful gardens and a Monet-style pond within walking distance of two cities. Imagine 540 acres of wilderness recreation behind a mall. Several people could imagine it and now all of us have the opportunity to enjoy the benefit of their vision.
The problem the government is trying to solve in the Microsoft antitrust case is real. While founder Bill Gates asserted again Tuesday that Microsoft ''has done absolutely nothing wrong,'' few antitrust experts dispute U.S. Dist
Spring has sprung
The naked earth is warm with spring and with green grass and bursting trees
Laws should define who owns our data
These are unsettling times for us privacy advocates. Every day seems to bring new reports of surreptitious cyber-sleuths collecting Americans' personal information -- typically for purposes never authorized or intended by those whose lives have been invaded.
Civil action - Dispatch Editorial
Republican presidential hopeful George W. Bush's speech at a fund-raising dinner in Washington Wednesday included a long overdue plea for an end to the cynicism, bitterness and general mistrust that pervades national politics.
The family memories that I will treasure forever are when we go fishing at my grandpa's lake that he owns. Fishing with your whole family is like being at a huge party. My family got the fishing party from my Grandpa Roy. It's sad because he's in a walker and he's too old so he can't fish with us anymore. I wouldn't miss the fishing party for a friend party, because I find my family more important. It's especially fun when my cousin Kara is there. We have lots of fun together, we're like two peas in a pod. Of course my sister and I have to bring the CD player and pick out the music.
Traditions are fun to look forward to. They make families unique. One of my favorite traditions is our Christmas tradition. My relatives gather in the living room at my grandparent's house and wait for "Santa" to arrive. Soon, he comes to the door and passes out gifts. The gift opening gets everyone smiling. It's valuable because everyone looks forward to seeing little kids' eyes glow when they see "Santa" through the window.
Brainerd area bird watchers may form Audubon chapter
Brainerd doesn't have a local chapter of the National Audubon Society but you wouldn't have known that from the gathering in Room C-200 at Central Lakes College Tuesday night.
A fleet of 10 helicopters flew 17 hours to battle fires in Minnesota on Wednesday, evidence that the warmer weather has significantly increased fire danger statewide.
Booklet offered for trout anglers
Trout anglers looking for where they can legally fish will want the DNR's new Trout Fishing Access in Southeastern Minnesota booklet. The 100-page publication contains 50 color maps showing public trout fishing opportunities in Dakota, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Olmsted, Rice, Wabasha and Winona counties.
All signs point to a good fishing opener
An early spring may change anglers' tactics but should provide for a good opener, according to the DNR.
Crappies, sunnies hitting in shallow bays in area
Shallow bays and shallow lakes are putting out crappies and sunnies. Try Gull, Green, Upper Gull, Margaret, North Long, Round, Roy, Gladstone, Pelican, and Hubert.
North Country calendar
1-31 -- Arbor Month
Walleye Alliance to meet May 3
The Brainerd Chapter of the Minnesota Walleye Alliance will meet on Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at Paul Bunyan's Sports Bar and Grill. The seminar portion of the meeting will include PWT Professional Walle
Area boat ramps are ready for opening day
Minnesota has more than 800,000 licensed anglers and some years it seems as if all are fishing on opening day.
Sudden glimpse of swans helps ease sadness of Ma's passing
There is a sadness in my soul. As I set out solo on a mid-morning walk my mind is mired down with thoughts of my Ma, her recent passing and the dismantling of her home as we sifted through the treasures of her life.
Ann Meier and Daniel Richter announce their engagement. A May 12 wedding is planned at First Lutheran Church.
Wendy Miller and Scott Revenig announce their engagement. Parents are Art and Marie Miller, Mendota Heights, and Gary and Rita Revenig, Baxter. A July 14 wedding is planned in Minneapolis.
Tiffany Straka and Wayne Trana announce their engagement. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. Kon Sorensen, Hutchinson, and Gregory Straka, Brainerd, and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Trana, Wadena. A July wedding is planned for Brainerd.
Clarence and Betty Jean Carlson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-3 p.m. May 7 at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. No gifts please.
Stephanie Nelson and Kevin "Jigger" Eschenbacher Jr. were married March 25, 2000, at Zion Lutheran Church of Brainerd with the Rev. Alfred J. Luehmann officiating.
Monica Fredstrom and Jacob Nieman were married April 8, 2000, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ronan, Mont., with Father Gary Reller officiating.
Ethel Nelson will celebrate her 75th birthday with an open house from noon-4 p.m. May 7 at her son's house, 211 Timberlane Drive, Baxter.
Don and Gladys Pederson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. May 7 at their home. The event will be hosted by their children. No gifts please.
Tina Robin Rudrud and Brian Michael Gode announce their engagement. Parents are Rob and Linda Rudrud, Hewitt, and Rollance and Darlene Gode, Staples. A June 3 wedding is planned.
Charissa Morris and Phillip Conn announce their engagement. Parents are Deborah Barnes, Champlain, and William Morris,
Wally and Jane Stucke will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the VFW in Brainerd. They were married March 21, 1950. The event will be hosted by their family. No gifts please.
Sweet: Sports provides edge
Rick Sweet went from the football field to track and field to stock car race tracks.
This Waltrip can't win for losing
After 437 races without a victory over 15 Winston Cup seasons, you might not expect the driver involved to be oozing confidence.
Making like big brother is Bobby Labonte's goal
Fathers and sons have won NASCAR Winston Cup championships, but never brothers.
Skinner getting closer to Winston win
FONTANA, Calif. -- The closer Mike Skinner gets to winning a Winston Cup race, the sharper the sting of losing.
Bednar's homer leads fireworks for Pioneers
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers Brad Bednar hit a three-run home run in a 17-7 Central Minnesota Conference win over the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles Thursday.
High School Baseball
Pequot's one-hitter stymies Pillager
PILLAGER -- Molly Landecker allowed only one hit and struck out 11 batters Thursday to lead the Pequot Lakes Patriots past the Pillager Huskies 14-0 in Park Region Conference play.
Heitkamp 2nd in CLC boys' golf action
NISSWA -- Justin Heitkamp shot 75 to finish second in a Central Lakes Conference boys' golf meet Thursday at the Pines at Grand View Lodge.
MOORHEAD -- New Moorhead State University women's basketball coach Karla Nelson has received basketball letters-of-intent from seven players, including Brianna Biebighauser of Pequot Lakes.
Brainerd netters try new roles
Brent Thompson and John Cairns had to do something Thursday they admittedly aren't very good at.
Errors get the best of Warriors in loss
PRINCETON -- The Brainerd Warriors baseball team recorded six errors and two Warrior pitchers each allowed seven runs Friday as they fell to Monticello 14-4 in the first round of the Princeton Invitational.
CLC didn't have to go far to find many of this year's players
Central Lakes College Raiders baseball coach Warren Mertens wants to win with area athletes and sees no reason why he can't.
Willmar trips BHS
The Willmar Cardinals knocked off the Brainerd Warriors 6-1 Friday in a Central Lakes Conference tennis meet at Brainerd High School.
Warrior golfers 4th
ALEXANDRIA -- Justin Heitkamp led the Brainerd Warriors boys' golf team shooting a 78 as they took fourth place with a score of 321 at the Alexandria Invitational.
Defense, for a change, helps Warriors win
In the Brainerd High School softball team's previous eight games this season, the Warriors had committed 32 errors.
Cardinals finish fourth in golf meet at Long Prairie
LONG PRAIRIE--The Staples-Motley Cardinals took fourth followed by the Pierz Pioneers at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle boys' golf Invitational Friday.
Aitkin sweeps singles matches from Greenway
AITKIN -- The Aitkin Gobblers swept all four singles matches Thursday as they defeated the Greenway Raiders 4-3 in a non-conference tennis match.
Area events Saturday
High School Baseball
Buckman farm offers more than just livestock and crops
BUCKMAN -- Alvin Funk's farm near Buckman features cows and chickens and the typical buildings and machinery associated with a rural homestead.
7th-inning flurry carries Warriors
COLD SPRING -- The Brainerd Warriors baseball team scored three times in the top of the seventh Thursday for a 5-3 Central Lakes Conference win over the Rocori Spartans.
You've got acceptance
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Northwestern University is responding to successful applicants with a message attuned to the information generation: You've got mail.
Tips help avoid download problems
Last week, we looked where you can find software on the Internet; this week, we'll look at how to download it.
SACD seeks jump in audio market with super player
It's time to worry when Keith Richards starts looking fresher than Super Audio CD and DVD-Audio, the two new high-resolution audio formats-in-waiting.
Bettle buggin' offers good clean family fun
Ever since Atari put gamesters behind the wheel in ''Pole Position'' in the early '80s, racing games have been a staple of electronic entertainment -- and with good reason. They're fun, everybody understands them, and they're easy to learn but difficult to master.
Looking for anything to do with beer? You can tap the real beer page
The Real Beer Page (http://www.realbeer.com) at first seems like one of those signboards listing a bar's zillion kinds of beers. There's so much about beer that you don't know what to try first. There's Beer News (''Plastic bottles rolled out by Miller!''). The Beer Library, drawing from stories written just for the Web site or from online beer 'zines and print beer publications. And beer humor (''A guy walks into a bar. ...'').
The Net Generation: Teen-age consultants aiding middle-aged Microsoft with new strategies
REDMOND, Wash. -- Computers and the Internet are still a wonder to many adults, but to teen-agers, they're simply a part of life. And so the world's largest software maker is turning to a pair of teens to tell it how to run the company.
Reaching into the digital dumpster
For years, America Online has bombarded the country with free software disks, slipping them into airline cabins and cereal boxes, flash-frozen Omaha Steaks and the Sunday funnies.
There's proof on the Web of intelligence lies
They may prove nothing new one way or the other, but that doesn't keep Walter Andrus from getting excited.
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the middle 60s. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Around the world
Amsterdam 70 49 cdy
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 47 42 .08 rn
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 58 33 clr, Albuquerque 80 53 cdy, Amarillo 75 51 cdy
Weather drawing by Samantha Tutt of Mrs. Swanson's first grade class at Lincoln school.
Around the world
Amsterdam 72 49 cdy, Athens 73 57 cdy, Auckland 64 48 clr
Tonight...Becoming clear. Lows 30 to 35. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east.
Weather drawing by Jack Eggen of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Boys as well as girls need frank talk about sex
DEAR ABBY: We work for Planned Parenthood and would like to commend you for your continued frank discussion about how important it is that parents talk to their kids about their sexuality. A significant amount of research shows that parents have a great deal of influence on their children's behavior, and no matter how much their teens roll their eyes or stare out the window, they are listening.
The Brainerd American Legion Post will serve all you can eat potato pancakes, regular pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $3.50 for adults, $2 for children under 12.
Wal-Mart will host a carnival from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday to benefit the Children's Miracle Network. Several events or games are planned. Refreshments will be served.
Art of parenthood consists of setting a good example
DEAR ABBY: My father, the late Wilferd A. Peterson, wrote an essay that I feel is needed by parents who are floundering in this day of terror in the schools. I have heard on the radio and seen on television the same idea expressed in various ways, but none expressed it as well as my father did in his essay.
Absence makes heart grow harsher
I remember watching with fascination the television coverage of the Earth-orbiting Mercury space missions, particularly the animated film of their re-entry.
Names and faces
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) -- Jane Leeves is upset by what she considers NBC's misleading promos about a romance between her ''Frasier'' character Daphne Moon and Niles Crane, played by David Hyde Pierce.
Prevent pet tragedies
Dear Heloise: I am writing this in the hope that it might prevent more accidents of the type that I am about to describe.
With the military
Sean Deist, a Baxter native and graduate of Brainerd High School, has recently completed United States Marine Corps recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. H
The Salvation Army of the Brainerd lakes area would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the need in our community
The Baxter Sandpiper's 4-H club recently met at Lakewood Evangelical Church. The meeting was hosted by the Schneider's and
Child in need
"It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself/herself." -- Charles Dudley Warner.
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