BURGLARY --Victor Elvester, 4000 block of Johnson Road North, reported a burglary to his residence some time over the winter.
BURGLARY -- Krystal Hines, 200 block of North Tenth Street, reported a man had broken into her home while she was sleeping.
The State Patrol reported two people were injured in a one-car accident at 11:06 p.m. Monday accident on Highway 10, about one mile north of Royalton.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 89, a year ago 128.
Gold - $273.25 troy oz., Handy & Harman (only daily quote).
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 400.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 700.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 135, a year ago 96.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
PGA Tour stats
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- PGA Tour statistical leaders through the Shell Houston Open, which ended April 30:
Senior tour stats
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Senior PGA Tour statistical leaders through the Bruno's Memorial Classic, which ended April 30:
Around the links
Dettbarn Construction took the early lead in the men's twilight golf league at Pine Meadows by beating The Brainerd Dispatch 9.5 to 2.5 on the opening day of competition April 27.
Warrior golfers win at Deacon's
BREEZY POINT -- The best thing about high school golf is that it is an individual sport and a team sport.
Tips from the pro
More golf equipment is sold during April, May and June than the other nine months combined.
Group working to attract more female golfers
EAST GULL LAKE -- Tiger Woods mania has made golf one of the fastest growing sports, but there is some concern when discussing the game's growth.
Madden's course includes par 6 hole
EAST GULL LAKE -- If you aren't ready for the Classic but want to play one of the finest area golf courses Madden's is the place in the area.
Women with hereditary ovarian cancer respond better to chemo
CHICAGO (AP) -- A genetic mutation that makes women more likely to develop ovarian cancer may also make the body more responsive to chemotherapy, according to a study in today's Journal of the American Medical Association.
Study: Anger-prone more likely to have heart attacks
DALLAS -- People who are highly anger-prone are nearly three times more likely to have heart attacks than those who aren't, according to researchers who studied nearly 13,000 adults.
Researchers see way to reduce bone cancer pain
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Scientists at the University of Minnesota say they have identified and disabled the cell chiefly responsible for the intense pain of bone cancer.
FDA approves first medical device for female sexual dysfunction
WASHINGTON -- Women with sexual problems can now try the first government-approved medical device to help them achieve orgasm by pumping blood into the clitoris.
Cass seeks outstanding senior citizen nominees
Nominations are being sought for Outstanding Senior Citizens of Cass County for the year 2000.
Confidence means good golf for PL's Heslop
PEQUOT LAKES -- Only a sophomore, Pequot Lakes golfer Jackie Heslop exudes confidence in her game.
Boys, Girls Club in Cass Lake helping youths avoid trouble
CASS LAKE -- Bill Oaks, Cass Lake Boys and Girls Club director, reported Tuesday the youth recreational and educational center has been open in that city since Jan. 4.
Mission Park to host summer recreation program
MISSION TOWNSHIP -- This summer's Mission Park Summer Recreation Program will offer tennis for all ages, T-ball, softball, basketball and, for the first time, soccer.
CLC students test new Heidelbergs in Chicago
STAPLES -- Eight Central Lakes College print production students and two instructors spent two days last week at the Heidelberg Demonstration and Training facility in Chicago.
Cass board delays land purchase
CASS LAKE -- The Cass County Board on Tuesday delayed any payment toward a land purchase on Mule Lake in Wabedo Township until the county receives a $2 million grant for a revolving fund. The Leech Lake Watershed Foundation seeks to preserve that land.
Trelipe Lake tower lease approved
CASS LAKE -- Two years after a communications tower was erected without a lease, the Cass County Board on Tuesday approved an agreement to lease county administered land to ACC of Minnesota for the tower.
Pequot chief becomes chef as owner of Smokey Hollow Fish Co.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Pequot Lakes Police Chief Mark Forsberg and his wife Lynn have found the perfect spot to open an old-fashioned fish market.
Former Crosby-Ironton athlete steered Scott toward coaching softball
CROSBY -- First-year head softball coach Larry Scott was destined to be the Crosby-Ironton Rangers new man in charge.
PINE RIVER -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the new 9,500-square-foot Kitchigami Regional Library headquarters building will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 15.
Bi-County Head Start taking applications
Bi-County Head Start is accepting applications for the 2000-2001 Head Start year.
STAPLES -- A free foot screen for people with diabetes will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Lakewood Clinic in Staples.
STAPLES -- Yoga sessions will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May 16-31 in the lower level of Greater Staples Hospital.
Injuries up among boomers who keep active
Older but apparently not much wiser, baby boomers who stay active with exercise and sports are racking up injuries, federal statistics show.
Cass considers county construction plans
CASS LAKE -- If Cass County proceeds with constructing an addition to the social services building this summer, Administrator Robert Yochum said the project could be complete by June 2001.
Cass board tours garbage, recycling center in Cass Lake
CASS LAKE -- The Cass County Board toured a new garbage and recycling collection center at Cass Lake before holding the regular county board meeting in that city Tuesday night.
AITKIN -- Aitkin County Advocates Against Domestic Abuse has been awarded a $20,000 grant by the Otto Bremer Foundation.
It was a good day in Kosovo
Today was a good day here in Kosovo. The weather was perfect for construction, about 75 degrees and sunny with a slight breeze for comfort but not enough to disrupt the placement of geotextile fabric on our road.
CLC recognizes top 42 students
Forty-two students who have earned the highest grade point average during their enrollment at Central Lakes College will receive the Academic Achievement Award.
Young marchers reflect on participation in Bataan Memorial Death March
Mike Jacobs made himself and every combat veteran proud last month.
Federal Dam needs municipal sewer improvements
CASS LAKE -- Grants the city of Federal Dam has received have run less than construction bids the city has obtained the last four years to install municipal sewage treatment.
Awards Day held at CLC, Brainerd
The Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College held its annual Awards Day on Thursday and recognized the following individuals, and others:
Longville race to kick off with spaghetti dinner
LONGVILLE -- The first activity of the Run Around Woman Weekend in Longville, an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Salem Lutheran Church.
Two CLC students get scholarships
Two students in the landscape horticulture studies program at Central Lakes College, Brainerd, were awarded scholarships by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association.
Pierz's Gross sets sights on track, field records
PIERZ -- Pierz Pioneers track and field star Trevor Gross is a little greedy when it comes to school records.
Kidney dialysis unit opens in Staples
STAPLES -- A kidney dialysis unit opened Monday at Lakewood Health System, Staples.
Book highlights little known fact:
OLIVIA (AP) -- They worked side by side with their Minnesota neighbors, harvesting crops, canning vegetables, logging pulpwood, and making bricks and other products.
CLC, U of M form ag education partnership
High school seniors Janine Leino of Deerwood and Robert Wicklund of Brainerd will receive $2,000 scholarships for their studies in a new agriculture education partnership between Central Lakes College and the University of Minnesota.
Four hikers found after being lost overnight
DEER RIVER (AP) -- Four hikers lost overnight near Lake Winnibigoshish in Itasca County were found safe warming by a fire.
Police pursue suspects in slain bicyclist case
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Police are interviewing several suspects in the drive-by shooting death of a 17-year-old boy, including a young male they say was the driver of the car used in the crime.
Leighton charged with DWI; court appearance Tuesday
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A state lawmaker was charged Tuesday with drunken driving stemming from his arrest while driving a car that had been involved in a crash, his lawyer said.
Baxter worries about planning procedures
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council Tu
The Brainerd School District is gathering names for pre-school screening and kindergarten registration.
Incorrect information was printed in the Judith Crandall obituary on Page 2A Monday.
Clinton to visit St. Paul's City Academy
ST. PAUL (AP) -- President Clinton will visit City Academy, the nation's first charter school, on Thursday as a part of his two-day, four-city ''school reform tour.''
Home for children planned
BROOKLYN CENTER (AP) -- Mary Jo Copeland, who has helped people in need through her Sharing and Caring Hands charity, announced plans Tuesday to build a home for children whose parents can't care for them.
Wenzel's abortion measure may block funds for homeless
ST. PAUL -- The prospects for a bill to help homeless youth are uncertain after the House amended it to keep public money from going to organizations that provide or promote abortions.
Suspect charged with three felonies
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A nightclub owner accused of starting a blaze that burned his club and two other downtown buildings was charged Tuesday with arson and other felonies.
Nisswa detour begins today
NISSWA -- County State Aid Highwy 18 in Nisswa was scheduled to be detoured from the south junction of Highway 371 to the junction of Main Street for traffic signal work and street construction.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Jim Wallace, Brainerd Daily Dispatch Sports Editor received a special plaque from Bill Herzog, award chairman at the Football Hall of Fame and Citizens Award Banquet in Minneapolis, honoring his years of dedication to high school football.
A new Brainerd bypass?
The Brainerd City Council began discussion Monday on rerouting the East Gull Lake sewer system to avoid the city of Baxter.
Closing the book
BAXTER -- Patrons who frequent the River Nith Coffee & Books, formerly the Little Professor Book Center, in the Westgate Mall were stunned to discover the store closed Monday.
Foundation helps area agencies
The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation has contributed nearly $30,000 in the past six months to non-profit agencies in southern Cass and Crow Wing counties.
Baxter mayor urges sit-down with Brainerd to discuss boundary issues
BAXTER -- Baxter Mayor Gary Muehlhausen issued a statement Tuesday which extends an invitation to Brainerd City Council members asking that they sit down together with Crow Wing County commissioners to discuss boundary issues.
Baxter council votes to annex 43 acres
BAXTER -- Baxter City Council Tuesday annexed about 43 acres of land north of Baxter along the Highway 371 corridor, which includes Lewie's RV, Morey's Market & Grille and land owned by Merrill "Dutch" Cragun. The city was petitioned by the land owners for the annexation.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Seven lakes and streams will be closed when the fishing season gets underway May 13, the state Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday.
Unicameral plan on course for House vote
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Supporters of Gov. Jesse Ventura's plan for a one-house Legislature tried Monday to make its second swing through the House less rocky than the first.
Three lakes area students named National Merit Scholars
Three Brainerd lakes area students have earned the distinction of being named National Merit Scholars, it was announced today.
It's not winter, so it must be road season
Jason Crimmins (left), Josh Benson and Rick Koop of the road maintenance division of Anderson Brothers Construction repair the cracks Tuesday morning on Excelsior Road in Baxter. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
S-M hires Todd Lyscio as principal
Franklin Junior High eighth-grade counselor Todd Lyscio has been hired as the next principal of Staples-Motley High School.
Spring band concert is Thursday
The Brainerd Senior High School Instrumental Music Program will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Tornstrom Auditorium, it was announced this morning.
Clinton, Ventura might meet
ST. PAUL (AP) -- President Clinton might try to squeeze in a private meeting with Gov. Jesse Ventura during his visit to St. Paul, which starts tonight, the governor's spokesman said.
Funding for parks still in limbo
ST. PAUL -- Supplemental funding for the state par
Hundreds of sex offenders may evade full sanctions
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- State judges are poring over the records of hundreds of sex offenders to ensure they don't evade conditions that could send them back to jail if they violate terms of their release.
BHS honors cheerleaders
Jamie Smith, a junior at Brainerd High School, was named 1999-2000 Cheerleader of the Year at the annual cheerleading awards banquet held April 25 at the high school cafeteria.
NISSWA -- A financing package for the construction of an irrigation system at Nisswa's wastewater treatment facility has been approved by the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority.
House, Senate recess until Thursday so leaders can negotiate budget
ST. PAUL -- House and Senate leaders hope a two-day recess will give them time to work out an overall budget agreement that could put an end to a weeks-old stalemate.
Senator against abortion proposal
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A bill for runaway and homeless youth that had an abortion-related amendment attached on the House floor will go to a House-Senate conference committee if the bill's Senate sponsor gets her way.
Brainerd moves to contest Baxter annexation resolution
The Brainerd City Council took measures Monday to begin contesting Baxter's resolution for annexation of land that owners had petitioned the city of Brainerd for annexation.
Leaders seem optimistic about budget talks
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Sold.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Chet Snyder, 1934 Crosby-Ironton High School graduate who excelled in basketball and football, is the featured speaker Friday at the 1980 Quarterbacks Club All-Sports banquet honoring 139 athletes, cheerleaders, managers and pom pom letter winners.
Grams could play role in fixing Profile
ST. PAUL (AP) -- While state lawmakers work to retool the Profile of Learning, U.S. Sen. Rod Grams proposed an amendment Tuesday to a federal education bill that could be key to Minnesota's graduation standards fix.
St. Paul man injured in skydiving accident
OWATONNA (AP) -- A St. Paul man making his fourth jump with the Minnesota Skydiving Club was injured when his parachute twisted and collapsed in apparent wind turbulence and he fell 50 feet to the ground.
Arson ruled out as cause of blaze
NISSWA -- The investigation of the April 26 fire that destroyed a Nisswa home has ruled out arson as a possible cause.
Senate panel OKs bill on use of state land
ST. PAUL (AP) -- How nearly 260,000 acres of state-owned land in northern Minnesota should be used inched closer to a resolution with a key Senate committee's endorsement.
Ventura: All or nothing on BCA lab
ST. PAUL (AP) -- It's all or nothing when it comes to funding for a new lab and office for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Gov. Jesse Ventura and a top aide said Tuesday.
American Crystal Sugar trying to curb smell of beet processing
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Perfume didn't work. But American Crystal Sugar Co. workers continue to seek ways to cut down on the smell of processing sugar beets.
Mariners walk past Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Patience is paying off for the Seattle Mariners.
White House opens conference on raising teens with Clinton banning 'glass ceiling for parents'
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton today ordered a ban on a ''glass ceiling for parents'' in the federal work force, meaning the government cannot discriminate against parents out of concern that home life will intrude on the workplace.
Senate fails to override nuclear waste site veto
WASHINGTON -- Chalk up another one for Nevada.
Postal board removes moving benefits-granting power from postmaster
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, embarrassed by the payment of nearly $250,000 to two executives for local household moves, Tuesday took away the postmaster general's power to grant ''relocation benefits'' to top postal officers.
Gore lambastes Bush's record on crime in Texas
ATLANTA -- Al Gore's new focus on crime poses this problem: How to take credit for the crime-fighting progress of the past seven years while offering new approaches aimed at problems that are still unresolved.
Four men charged with arson in Sweden's worst fire plead innocent
GOTEBORG, Sweden (AP) -- Four men charged with setting Sweden's worst fire went on trial today, watched by hundreds of survivors and relatives of victims from the blaze that ripped through a dance hall packed with teens, killing 63 people.
Elian's father accuses uncle of trying to destroy family
WASHINGTON -- Elian Gonzalez's father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, accused his uncle Lazaro of using ''this nation's legal system in an attempt to destroy (his) family . . . to rob Elian of a childhood at his home.'' He asked a federal appeals court panel to dismiss Lazaro Gonzalez's attempt to overturn government and court rulings that support the father's parental rights.
Panel: Planning flaws led to bonfire tragedy
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Technical and organizational flaws, years in the making, led to the Texas A&M bonfire collapse last year that killed 12 students, investigators said in a sober, sometimes scathing, presentation Tuesday.
Lockerbie bombing trial begins
CAMP ZEIST, Netherlands -- Two alleged Libyan intelligence agents pleaded innocent at the opening of their trial today for blowing up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, claiming Palestinian terrorists were responsible.
Four hostages reported killed as troops, rebels clash in Philippines
JOLO, Philippines -- Four hostages were killed today when government troops stumbled upon Muslim rebels trying to cross a stream with their captives in the southern Philippine province of Basilan, officials said.
U.S. warships arrive off Puerto Rico's Vieques Island
VIEQUES, Puerto Rico -- Helicopters hovered overhead and U.S. warships loomed offshore Vieques Island amid reports that federal agents were planning to evict protesters from a contested U.S. Navy bombing range.
Vieques protesters await expected U.S. raid to oust them
VIEQUES, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Several U.S. lawmakers were joining protesters today at the U.S. Navy's prized training ground to show their support as they waited for an expected raid by federal authorities to expel them.
Consumer groups, unions, others protest bankruptcy overhaul
WASHINGTON -- Consumer advocates, unions, women's groups and religious leaders are protesting legislation that would make it harder for people to sweep away debts through bankruptcy.
E-Trade fined $20,000 for slow response on customer complaints
Apparently, customers aren't the only people upset with how E-Trade Group and other online brokerages handle complaints.
Woman executed in Arkansas
VARNER, Ark. -- A former nurse who asked for the death sentence after smothering her two young children said, ''I love you, my babies'' as she was executed by injection.
A Regis-free zone: Millions of viewers without ABC
NEW YORK -- A nasty corporate dispute has accomplished what none of ABC's rivals could do: force millions of viewers to watch someone other than Regis Philbin.
ABC returns, at least temporarily, on Time Warner cable systems
NEW YORK -- The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission scolded Time Warner and the Walt Disney Co. for taking ABC off the air for 3.5 million customers, saying viewers shouldn't be held hostage to their dispute.
Supreme Court allows forced comp time
WASHINGTON -- Resolving a closely watched labor case, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that state and municipal employers may force police officers, firefighters and other public workers to use compensatory time they have earned in place of overtime pay.
Taxpayer paid White House staffers assist Gore campaign
WASHINGTON -- Top White House talent employed by the taxpayers is helping Democrat Al Gore write his campaign speeches, work up attacks against rival George W. Bush's budget and develop everything from crime-fighting proposals to health and education reforms.
Kidnappers threaten to behead hostages in Philippines
TALIPAO, Philippines (AP) -- Muslim extremists today threatened to behead two of their 21 hostages in a mountain hide-out unless the military withdraws troops encircling the area.
U.S. offers more accurate satellite navigation to everyone
WASHINGTON -- Global positioning devices used to steer cars, fly planes or find missing skiers and hikers will be given pinpoint accuracy previously available only to the military under an order President Clinton signed Monday.
FDA prepares new steps for regulation of biotech food
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration today announced a series of steps intended to assure the public of the safety of biotech foods, including a formal process for reviewing gene-altered crops and standards for food makers to follow in labeling products.
76ers conclude first round, down Hornets 3-1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Allen Iverson didn't want to play the Charlotte Hornets in the playoffs. Neither did Philadelphia 76ers coach Larry Brown.
Rocker sees full moon at Dodger Stadium
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- John Rocker was a man of few words, again. The grin he wore spoke volumes.
National sports briefs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Pitching in a major league game for the first time in almost 19 months, Kerry Wood gave up just one run and three hits in six innings as the Chicago Cubs routed the Houston Astros 11-1.
Spurs won't be around to defend their championship
PHOENIX -- In a game the San Antonio Spurs had to win, the Phoenix Suns beat them with a blond bombshell.
Szczerbiak looks for shooting touch
MINNEAPOLIS -- Wally Szczerbiak averaged 14.6 points over the last 32 games of the regular season but is scoring just 6 points a game in the playoffs.
High School Baseball
Maple Leafs start falling
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Pat Quinn has more to worry about than losing by four goals, falling behind 2-1 in the best-of-seven series and being outplayed for the third straight game by the New Jersey Devils.
Stakes running high
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- John Ward, better known as the trainer of Beautiful Pleasure -- last year's champion older female -- attended the 1998 Keeneland July yearling sale as an agent for Fusao Sekiguchi, the Japanese venture-capital investor whose return to the Kentucky horse auction had people in the pavilion gossiping.
Fire and ice Garnett and Brandon
MINNEAPOLIS -- When the starters lost a scrimmage to the backups at practice, Kevin Garnett took the ball and punted it off the scoreboard that hangs over the court at Target Center.
Blazers eliminate Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS -- Steve Smith delivered the decisive blow after avoiding a fight.
Anthony 'Tony' Medek
PIERZ --Anthony "Tony" Medek, 83, Pierz, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
SWANVILLE -- David Plakut, 42, Swanville, died April 30, 2000, at his home.
Judie K. Mull
Judie K. Mull, 59, Brainerd, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Judie K. Mull
Judie K. Mull, 59, Brainerd, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Anthony 'Tony' Domiano
AITKIN -- Anthony "Tony" Domiano, 86, Aitkin, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center of Crosby.
LaVerna (Tessmer) Marsilje
HOLLAND, Mich. -- LaVerna (Tessmer) Marsilje, 55, Holland, Mich., died Friday, April 21, 2000, at home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Gary Moran, 51, Little Falls, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at a lake cabin in Crow Wing County.
Christ M. Kirsten
PINE RIVER -- Christ M. Kirsten, 89, Pine River, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at his home.
PIERZ -- John Burich, 81, Pierz, died Saturday, April 29, 2000,a t St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
William R. Baum
BURTRUM --William R. Baum, 69, Burtrum, and formerly of Little Falls, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Veteran's Administration Hospital of Minneapolis.
Rev. Henry W. Mueller
SAUK RAPIDS -- Rev. Henry W. Mueller, 94, Backus, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids.
Selma S. Diepholz
PINE RIVER --Selma S. Diepholz, 95, Pine River, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village in Pine River.
PINE RIVER --Isabel Gjervik, 94, Pine River, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village of Pine River.
Lester E. Swift
Lester E. Swift, 75, Brainerd, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Fairview University Hospital of Minneapolis.
Donald S. Alexson
Donald S. Alexson, 72, Brainerd, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at home.
Joshua 'Buck' K. Stewart
STAPLES --Joshua "Buck" Kevin Stewart, 25, Staples, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at home.
Ernest W. Pitschka Jr.
PINE RIVER -- Ernest W. Pitschka Jr., 60, Pine River, died at home Monday, May 1, 2000, of colon cancer.
Harold H. Nygaard
Harold H. Nygaard, 91, Brainerd, died today, Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at home.
Ernest W. Pitschka
PINE RIVER -- Ernest W. Pitschka, Jr., 60, Pine River, died of colon cancer Monday, May 1, 2000, at his home.
Paul Francis White
OUTING -- Paul Francis White, 83, of Outing, died Sunday April 30, 2000, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Donald S. Alexson
Donald S. Alexson, 72, Brainerd, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at home.
Mona A. Johnson
McGREGOR --Mona A. Johnson, 82, McGregor, died Friday, April 28, 2000, in Aitkin.
Anna Elvera Peterson
Anna Elvera Peterson, 88, Brainerd, and formerly of Ironton, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
PARK RAPIDS --Ernest Beck, 93, Nevis, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at the Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids.
The money keeps getting bigger
WASHINGTON -- For campaign fund-raisers, the harvest is in the spring, and they are reaping a bumper crop in 2000. Republicans claimed a record take of $21.5 million at their big money meal of the season, where Gov. George W. Bush joked that his costly presidential campaign could spend it all by Thursday.
Tax rankings - Dispatch Editorial
Tax-cutting is right up there with Mom and apple pie on the list of subjects politicians want to enthusiastically support.
World press freedom - Dispatch Editorial
Journalists can gripe with the best of them but every once in a while news comes along that makes American reporters realize how good we actually have it.
A recent article in The Dispatch reported about a brawl with expensive fines and longer than usual suspensions of players and managers at a baseball game. The pitcher had intentionally hit an opposing team's batter and both benches emptied onto the field to fight about it.
On April 16, 2000, The Brainerd Dispatch ran a cartoon on page 4A. The cartoon has a comparison between Americans who died in all our wars since 1775, and those Americans who died from guns in the last 20 years, because we have the NRA.
Baxter mayor on growth
I was sorry to hear of the aggressive action the Brainerd City Council took Monday night when they voted to begin a 1,500-acre annexation process which crosses the longstanding, time-honored boundary line between our two communities. Currently, Baxter has petitions from over 25 property owners who wish to annex to the city of Baxter. Brainerd's action last night not only crosses this boundary line, but also interferes with the wishes of these property owners.
The 'blanket primary'
WASHINGTON--The prospects of the Democratic and Republican parties in this new century will be strongly influenced by the outcome of the presidential, congressional, gubernatorial and legislative elections this November. But the future of the American party system may well rest more on a decision the Supreme Court will hand down later this spring.
Gore doing worse than expected in key states
WASHINGTON -- Al Gore is performing worse than expected in a handful of states carried by Democrats since 1988, a sign that his political base needs shoring up in the race for the 270 electoral votes required to win the White House.
Recipes can help rid homes of pests
Here are a few, straight recipes for getting rid of pests, from ''Better Basics for the Home,'' by Annie Berthold-Bond:
It's spring and time for pests to invade homes
Each spring, when Annie Berthold-Bond anticipates a visit from unwanted house guests, she makes ''hotel plans'' for them.
Perennials that return as surely as spring
WASHINGTON -- Perennials all come up from their roots spring after spring, but some are better performers than others. Many fall-blooming mums and even some fancy black-eyed Susans degenerate after a few years into weedy clumps with stunted flowers. The faithful perennials are the ones that not only show up unfailingly but look just as lovely as they did the year you first planted them.
Tulips, pansies and other flowers iln good taste
WASHINGTON -- It might not occur to a person to taste a tulip, add redbud to the salad, make a sandwich of pansies or saute a bouquet of day lilies.
Turning to a new leaf
Break the impatiens habit. Consider new possibilities. Create an innovative garden by experimenting with unexpected varieties of plants.
Blame it on the past
Anglers who plan their fishing trips around daily weather reports should know that weather patterns from years ago can also affect the quality of fishing today.
Putting the shopping cart before the house
Wandering through any of today's huge home improvements centers, especially ones that are brand new, is like a trip to a Fantasyland just for do-it-yourselfers.
Located in the heart of Lindy Rig-dom, Stony Brook is a rare jewel the DNR is working to keep sparkling.
Dispatches from the 'truckpatch'
Who among us has not tended the vegetable garden in the hour or two before work and thought: ''Blow the job, I'm going to do this full-time!''?
Clematis is a versatile and beautiful vine
Clematis is the perfect plant to clamber over a fence or an arbor. Some gardeners even let clematis ramble over living trees and shrubs. Depending on what varieties are grown, bloom season for clematis could begin in early summer and continue right up until frost. Blossom colors range from white through red and blue, with all shades in between. Even after frost ends the floral show, well into fall and winter the vines are festooned with seedpods of silky, grayish threads.
Saving time with veggie plants
POUND RIDGE, N.Y. (AP) -- I like to grow vegetables from seed, but this year a trip to France beckoned. Who can blame me if my garden takes a back seat to April in Paris?
Getting to the bottom of today's fisheries management
In his cramped basement office, Don Pereira stares at a computer screen covered with numerals and obscure mathematical symbols. Buried in these complex equations is information that could help improve walleye fishing on Lake Vermilion, Cass or any of Minnesota's other major walleye waters.
Fish tale? The story behind state muskie record
BENA, Minn. -- In 1976, 19 years after it had been caught by fishing guide Art Lyons, a 54-pound muskie was crowned the Minnesota state record.
Safe to eat?
Minnesota's fish are among the cleanest in the Great Lakes region.
Got mice? The best way to get rid of rodents
There's no such thing as a minor rodent problem. When you find yourself cleaning up droppings in kitchen cabinets, throwing away boxes of cereal and listening to scurrying sounds in wall and ceiling cavities, a very serious invasion has taken place. And it can only get worse: Once established, a pair of mice can generate 200 offspring in four months. So can rats. And in addition to invading your sanctity, rodents bring fleas, ticks, lice and diseases into your home. The good news is that there are some very reliable methods you can use to rid your home of rodent pests and make sure they don't return. Many of these methods aren't pleasant, but rodents aren't a problem you can ignore or deal with lightly. Know your foe
North Country calendar
1-31 -- Arbor Month
Lucky girl lands muskie that many adults only dream of catching
COON RAPIDS -- One beneficiary of DNR research and management is Libby Hoene, an 11-year-old from Coon Rapids. Her friends call her "Lucky."
50 ways to bring in spring
Things we love about spring: Everything seems fresh and new. Possibilities abound. Buds appear on bare branches, and early spring flowers blossom in soft yellows and pale lavenders. The light is different, almost shimmering with expectancy. Even chilly mornings are quickly warmed by a suddenly radiant sun.
The mighty muskie
It was Sept. 14, a Saturday. The sky was blue and the water flat. The muskies in Lake Bemidji were as lifeless as the statue of Paul Bunyan in the city park, or at least they seemed that way.
Fuel infraction costly to Mayfield's team
Driver Jeremy Mayfield and co-owner Michael Kranefuss' Mobil 1 team, two days after winning their first Winston Cup race at California Speedway, were hit Tuesday by one of the largest penalties in NASCAR history for using an illegal fuel additive during a race two weeks earlier at Talladega, Ala.
Local sports shorts
On Saturday, April 29, 2000, an official rank examination was held for students throughout the state of Minnesota. A rank examination is the process the students go through to earn their new belt. The examination was held at Central Minnesota Karate headquarters in St. Cloud. The local results are as follows:
Aitkin boys take 1st place
AITKIN -- The Aitkin Gobblers boys' track and field team placed first in its invitational Tuesday.
Pequot defeats Crosby-Ironton
CROSBY -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots improved to 6-2 overall with a 12-5 non-conference softball victory over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers on Monday.
Most valuable players
Baseball -- Jake Francis; boys golf -- Tate Severson, Ben House; girls golf -- Marni Lundbohm; softball -- Alissa Kiffmeyer; boys tennis -- Chad Costello; boys track and field -- Jared Reese; girls track and field -- Ally Graham
Fergus Falls sweeps CLC
FERGUS FALLS -- The Central Lakes College Raiders baseball team was swept by the Fergus Falls Spartans by scores of 4-3 and 7-0 Tuesday.
Aitkin outscores Pequot Lakes
AITKIN -- The Aitkin Gobblers rallied for seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and went on to post a 12-6 victory over the Pequot Lakes Patriots in non-conference baseball Monday.
Tech sweeps BHS in softball
ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud Tech Tigers swept a pair of games from the Brainerd Warriors by scores of 8-2 and 6-2 in Central Lakes Conference softball action Tuesday.
Warriors of the Year over the years
2000 -- Marni Lundbohm, Mitch Feierabend
Co-medalists shoot 41s at Ruttger's
BAY LAKE -- Pequot Lakes Patriot Jackie Heslop and Crosby-Ironton Ranger Amy Gaviglio were co-medalists as they shot 41s in a Mid-Minnesota Conference girls' golf meet at Ruttger's on Monday.
Hibbing upends Raiders
The Central Lakes College Raiders squandered a 7-3 lead against the Hibbing Cardinals and ended up losing 10-9 in nine innings in a North Division game at Mills Field on Monday.
1999-2000 senior letter winners
Ty Adams, Sarah Ahlberg, Alissa Anderson, Stefanie Anderson, Karl Antolak, Janine Erickson, Amanda Arnold, Angie Asker, Dan Bardolph, Jessica Berg, Kyle Berg, Phillip Berg, Sarah Bernu, Conrad Binsfeld
Verndale continues its winning ways
PEQUOT LAKES -- Mike Hess went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in the Verndale Pirates 12-4 win over the Pequot Lakes Patriots Tuesday in Park Region Conference baseball action.
Pioneer boys place third
\ KIMBALL -- The Pierz Pioneers boys' golf team placed third Monday with a score of 171 in a Central Minnesota Conference golf meet at Kimball Golf Course.
Warriors sweep Tech
In the 1990s the Brainerd Warriors baseball team won four Central Lakes Conference doubleheaders.
Four Brainerd students competed in state Special Olympics Aquatics meet Saturday at Richfield Junior High.
Cardinal boys win Hawley meet
HAWLEY -- Jeff Brever won three events and set a meet record to help the Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' track and field team to first place at the Hawley Invitational on Tuesday.
Warriors Athletic Hall of Fame
2000 -- Shelly Breen, Turena Johnson Lane, Todd Revenig, Rick Sweet, Bob Waxlax
Athletes win scholarships
Numerous scholarships and awards were distributed at the Brainerd Warriors All-Sports Banquet in the high school gym Monday night.
Patriots win pair from Verndale
VERNDALE -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots swept a doubleheader from the Verndale Pirates by scores of 9-5 and 4-2 in Park Region Conference play Tuesday.
'The Warrior Way is always alive'
One is a state champion golfer as well as the ultimate role model.
Apollo downs Warrior netters
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors claimed only two victories on the day as they fell to the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles 5-2 Tuesday in a Central Lakes Conference tennis meet.
Senior scholar athletes
Sarah Ahlberg, Karl Antolak, Angie Asker, Dan Bardolph, Phillip Berg, Conrad Binsfeld, Laura Bogenschutz, Brent Bourassa
Staples-Motley girls win Pelican Rapids meet
PELICAN RAPIDS -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals won the Pelican Rapids Invitational Tuesday with a score of 338, 40 strokes ahead of runner-up Perham.
Aitkin boys second in GRC meet
DEERWOOD -- Brian Hills' 43 led the Aitkin Gobblers boys' golf team to second place in a Great River Conference meet Tuesday at Cuyuna Country Club.
Lakes area news
PINE RIVER -- A Pequot Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce spring get-together will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Windows at Piney Ridge.
Sewer improvement project under way in Hackensack
HACKENSACK -- Earth movers have mounded huge piles of dirt and created cavernous holes along alleys and across some streets in Hackensack the last week.
Weather drawing by Alesha Belisle of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
Tonight...A 20 percent chance of an early evening shower or thunderstorm...Then decreasing clouds. Lows 50 to 55. West wind 10 to 15 mph diminishing late.
Around the world
Amsterdam 54 48 cdy
Around the world
Amsterdam 60 48 cdy
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 63 35 clr
Tonight...Mostly clear. Lows near 50. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 64 49 .01 cdy
Weather drawing by Mandy Turcotte of Mrs. Ahlers' third grade class at Lincoln school.
Man barking over dogs' equal billing in obituary
DEAR ABBY: I am 77 years old, and this is my first letter to you. After reading an obituary in our local newspaper, I decided to write and ask your opinion of it.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Imagine Willie Mays coming back to baseball -- and picking the seventh game of the World Series for his return.
Reheating take-home food
Dear Heloise: Can you tell me if it is safe to REHEAT FOOD in plastic foam take-home containers, or is it necessary to transfer it to a microwave-safe container. Thank you. -- Betty Scott, Lancaster, Calif.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Patrick Stewart shocked Broadway audiences during curtain calls of ''The Ride Down Mt. Morgan'' when he angrily accused producers of the Arthur Miller drama of failing to promote it.
The Brainerd Auxiliary to the Shrine Hospital for Children will be have an o
Rudeness not good manners
DEAR ABBY: This letter is in response to the one written by ''Determined in Dallas,'' who prides herself on courtesy and who is attempting to pass on similar traits to her 4-year-old son. When her son kindly holds the door open for a stranger, and that stranger neglects to say thank you, ''Determined'' feels it necessary to announce (''loud enough for the offender to hear''), ''She should've thanked you, but her manners aren't as good as yours!''
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