Jeremy Reem, the son of Jim and Marie Martinez of Crosby and Charles Reem of Riverton, was selected as student of the month for April by the youth activities committee of the Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615. Ree
Veterans of Merchant Marines deserve status
DEAR ABBY: World War II mariners, who suffered the highest casualty rate of any of the branches of service while they delivered troops, tanks, airplanes and fuel to every theater of war, were belatedly awarded veteran status in 1988 and in 1998.
VANDALISM -- It was reported Friday the sidewalk at Franklin Junior High School had been spray painted.
One person was injured in a two-vehicle collision Friday at Northwest Fourth and Washington streets.
Hoch says rough was OK after all
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Talk about eating your words.
Jones wins one-hole playoff
AUSTIN, Texas -- When the Kathy Ireland Championship started, Rosie Jones was tired of hearing about American losing streaks and the dominating play of international players on the LPGA tour.
Senators have little appetite for Pentagon investigation of ex-colleague Kerrey
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some of Bob Kerrey's former Senate colleagues who served in Vietnam said Sunday they have little desire for a Pentagon investigation into his recent admission that civilians were killed during a mission for which he won the Bronze Star.
Major funding bills hit House, Senate floors
ST. PAUL -- Lawmakers buckle down for marathon floor sessions this week, debating their way through each of the large spending packages of the year.
IMF urges 'global action' on AIDS
WASHINGTON -- World finance leaders recognized for the first time there was a "need for global action" in the fight against AIDS and other infectious diseases. But the United States has reservations about whether such an effort can succeed.
Schools grapple with mold, ventilation problems
Doctors can't say for sure what made Craig Matson feel so crummy that he would come home from East Central Elementary School and stick his head in a snowbank to soothe headaches and dizziness.
Doctors urged to give patients advance 'morning-after' pill prescriptions
CHICAGO -- Women should be able to keep an advance prescription of "morning-after" pills in their medicine cabinets to prevent pregnancy if they have unprotected sex, the new head of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says.
Youth projects OK'd
Youth As Resources of Crow Wing County announced funding for two projects from local youths.
Son's cerebral palsy can't dim a mother's hopes and dreams
When Jennie Henderson was five months pregnant and living in Michigan in 1993, she was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by a drunk driver.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - It is ironical that on the day our governor comes to town to plant a tree as part of the Arbor Day program, we must look down one of our city streets at trees already planted which have been damaged by vandals. Vandalism has been a growing problem in our community.
Pequot Lakes to rally for school vote backing
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes "Vote Yes" Committee is planning for 300 people to attend its May Day kickoff meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school's cafeteria.
The winner of the boys' 1600-meter run at the Holdingford track and field invitational in Sunday's Dispatch was incorrectly reported. It was won by Adam Asfeld of Wadena-Deer Creek with a time of 4:30. He also won the 3200.
Cloud of dust
Motorists are blanketed with a dust storm as they drive by unsheltered farm fields under high winds Sunday on Highway 371 near Fort Ripley. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
The Warriors honor their top athletes at the annual all-sports banquet tonight. Tuesday's Sports section will cover the event.
Wind whips up wildfires
Wildfires, aided by dry conditions and high winds, kept area firefighters busy this weekend.
A defensive driving refresher course for people 55 and older who have completed the eight-hour defensive driving course will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. May 17 at Brainerd Regional Human Services Center in the Sedahl Center
Gary Pabgette (left) and Jeremy Volkmuth, both in the Sentence to Serve program, tossed garbage into a dumpster during the sixth annual Southeast Brainerd Residents Association clean-up near Harrison School on Saturday.
'I love space'
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The world's first space tourist, California millionaire Dennis Tito, arrived at the international space station on Monday and floated inside with a huge grin. "I love space," he said.
Possible traces of Big Bang discovered
NEW YORK (AP) -- Scientists have discovered possible traces of the cosmic match that ignited the Big Bang and created the universe 14 billion years ago, according to published reports.
Ex-investigator supports intruder theory in Ramsey case
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A retired investigator who was involved in the JonBenet Ramsey case presented photos on national television Monday that he says support a theory that an intruder killed the 6-year-old.
NASA hears from Pioneer 10 spacecraft after eight-month silence
NASA scientists said Sunday they have contacted the Pioneer 10 spacecraft, ending fears that the robotic probe had gone silent 29 years into a mission that has carried it more than 7 billion miles from Earth.
Consumer spending up
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers spent modestly in March but cut back sharply on purchases of big-ticket items such as cars. Incomes rose more quickly than spending.
China says United States can inspect downed spy plane
WASHINGTON -- China will grant United States inspectors access to a Navy surveillance plane grounded on Hainan island, raising hopes that U.S.-China tensions will ease and that the disabled aircraft will soon return home.
Police volley kills raging bull near youth soccer field
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) -- Police used rifles and handguns to kill a 1,000-pound bull that was roaming around a youth soccer field.
Deal may be near to prevent Hollywood writers strike
HOLLYWOOD -- Studios and writers on Sunday began creeping toward a settlement on a new contract, with the two sides expected to accelerate their talks with just two days remaining before the Writers Guild of America contract expires.
Fire death toll rises from old GM pickups
Robert Bugajski's parents had heard that the General Motors C/K pickup trucks were rolling firebombs. When Bugajski went shopping for a used pickup, they declared those trucks off-limits.
Jenkins hits two more home runs for Brewers
Geoff Jenkins will need to find a new bat to keep his incredible homer stretch going.
Lakers sweep once-powerful Trail Blazers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers have a few days to rest up and heal some injuries. The Portland Trail Blazers have a long spring and summer to reflect on what went so wrong.
TWINS 4, ORIOLES 0
Blues halfway to conference finals
DALLAS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues have a good thing going against the Dallas Stars. They get two early goals, then spend the rest of the game protecting the lead.
UPSALA -- Clarence Wuebkers, 63, Upsala, died Friday, April 27, 2001, at home of cancer.
IDEAL TOWNSHIP -- Dale Thompson Schaub, 88, Ideal Township, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at home.
John W. Forsberg
MAPLEWOOD -- John W. Forsberg, 76, Maplewood, died Thursday, April 19, 2001.
Dorothy M. Tucker
Dorothy M. Tucker, 98, Brainerd, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
LeRoy E. Beaudry
McALLEN, Texas -- LeRoy E. Beaudry, 75, McGregor, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen, Texas.
Joann L. Johnson
Joann L. Johnson, 67, Brainerd, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Lauren K. Peterson
ST. CLOUD -- Lauren K. Peterson, 28, Melrose, died Friday, April 27, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Joyce E. Callender
STUART, Fla. -- Joyce E. Callender, 70, Crosslake, died Friday, April 27, 2001, in Stuart, Fla.
Rethinking mascot names
High above the athletic fields at Poolesville High School, over the trees, the rooftops and the farmland of Montgomery County, Md., rises a water tower proclaiming, in a burst of small-town pride, "Go Indians."
The law of war
It takes a certain level of naivete to suggest that former Sen. Bob Kerrey is a war criminal. That charge, with its grave legal and moral implications, would trouble any veteran. I hardly endured the level of combat that Kerrey did, but as a Marine company commander with 17 months in Vietnam, I saw my small share.
I'm reminded of a time as a child when I questioned my mother about the fact that she was to be honored on Mother's Day. I wondered how she could have a special day for her, and there was no special day for kids. Mom responded (as I'm sure most mothers did when inevitably asked this question) that "Every day is kid's day."
Ventura's security - Dispatch Editorial
Recent news reports indicate that some troopers have nearly doubled their salary through overtime that was necessary to protect the governor and his family.
Driver safety concerns prompt CART postponement in Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- CART drivers knew something wasn't right as they practiced at Texas Motor Speedway. They just didn't realize most of them were experiencing similar symptoms after dizzying laps.
Wallace is the one but shares day with No. 3
FONTANA, Calif. -- More than 115,000 fans were on their feet cheering as Rusty Wallace held off Jeff Gordon to win the NAPA Auto Parts 500 Winston Cup race Sunday at California Speedway but the day belonged to Dale Earnhardt.
Kalitta repeats in Top Fuel
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- Doug Kalitta became the first Top Fuel repeat winner of the season, winning the inaugural Mac Tools NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
RICE (AP) -- One person was killed early Monday after a collision between a train and a car at a railroad crossing in this central Minnesota town.
Wildfire season ignites Minnesota countryside
HIBBING (AP) -- Firefighters battled from the ground and the air as more than 140 wildfires broke out across Minnesota over the weekend.
Afton fights wind, roiling waters
AFTON (AP) -- Officials were keeping a very close watch Sunday on the dikes protecting this St. Croix River town, where high winds this weekend whipped up waves that began to erode its waterlogged defenses.
Raider baseball team drops doubleheader
FERGUS FALLS -- The Central Lakes College Raiders baseball team dropped a doubleheader to Fergus Falls in North Division action Saturday.
Relentless Raider softball team steamrolls opponent
The juggernaut continues to roll relentlessly through the Minnesota Community College Conference for the Central Lakes College Raiders softball team.
Warriors win consolation championship
DETROIT LAKES -- The Brainerd Warriors' softball team went home from the Detroit Lakes Invitational with the consolation championship after a slow start Saturday.
Warrior boys dominate BSU Relays
The Brainerd Warriors boys' track and field team took another step toward making this a season to remember by dominating the Bemidji State University Relays Friday.
St. Wendel beats Braves in opener
The St. Wendel Saints handed the defending Class C state champion Brainerd Braves a 10-5 loss in the Victory League amateur baseball opener for both teams Sunday at Adamson Field.
High School Athletics
Hasselberg, Meschke tie for second; S-M wins
ONAMIA -- Staples-Motley golfer Mary Hasselberg and Pequot Lakes golfer Ashley Meschke tied for second place at the Onamia Invitational on Saturday with 85s.
Pierz's Virnig runner-up in boys' golf meet
LONG PRAIRIE -- Pierz golfer Doug Virnig recorded a second-place finish with a 76 at the Onamia Invitational Saturday and helping his team to a fifth-place finish with 336 strokes.
Isle wins Flyers softball tournament
LITTLE FALLS -- Wadena-Deer Creek and Little Falls went toe-to-toe with other area softball teams Saturday at the Flyers' Invitational but Isle came away with the title.
Flyers win twice at Grand Rapids tournament
GRAND RAPIDS -- At the Grand Rapids tournament Saturday the Little Falls Flyers baseball team swept Moorhead and Grand Rapids.
Staples-Motley sweeps W-DC tennis meet
WADENA -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' tennis team swept the Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational by winning three meets Saturday.
Brainerd wins three tennis titles at Moorhead
MOORHEAD -- German exchange student Torben Behmer, Paul Tuchscherer and Chad Anderson won individual championships for the Brainerd Warriors at the Moorhead Invitational Saturday.
Local sports briefs
Brainerd High School graduate Angie Swanson was selected the female athlete of the year at the University of Minnesota-Crookston Friday.
Rickert, Calhoun claim prep basketball honors
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Rick Rickert of Duluth East and April Calhoun of Armstrong were named Minnesota Mr. and Miss Basketball on Sunday.
Foursome limits Duncan's effectiveness in Game 3
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves learned it's not enough to use one or two players against Tim Duncan. So they ran four at him Saturday.
Gophers reserve QB Kamrath throws for three touchdowns
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The quarterback position was one of Minnesota coach Glen Mason's least concerns entering Saturday's annual spring scrimmage. And thanks to third-stringer Benji Kamrath's performance at the Metrodome, it's even less of a worry now.
Wolves still figuring out how to beat Spurs
MINNEAPOLIS -- Little has changed since the Minnesota Timberwolves met the San Antonio Spurs in the 1999 playoffs.
Koskie, Romero lead Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Corey Koskie has done the math and by his calculations the Minnesota Twins are right on track.
Ohio State sweeps Gophers
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Christian Snavely and Doug Dendinger each hit home runs in the bottom of the eighth inning as Ohio State beat Minnesota 5-1 Sunday to sweep the four-game series with the Golden Gophers.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Showers ending east this morning and becoming partly cloudy. Mostly sunny west. Highs mainly in the 70s...With some lower 80s central.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to middle 70s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Showers and thunderstorms ending north and west this morning...Then becoming partly to mostly sunny. Showers and thunderstorms likely southeast. Highs in the 70s...Much cooler near lake superior.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny...Warm and breezy east. Increasing clouds with a chance of with showers and thunderstorms west and north central. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s. Cooler along lake michigan.
A wet day
Weather drawing by Benjamin Johansen of Mr. Trucano's fourth grade class at Baxter school.
Iowa state forecast national
Today...Partly cloudy far southeast. Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms elsewhere. Highs from the lower 70s northwest to mid 80s southeast.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Guitarist Eddie Van Halen, co-founder of the rock band that bears his name, has confirmed he has cancer and said he is beating the disease.
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