Range Rover is SUV that stands above trends
Even with dozens of sport utility vehicles now on the market, there's still something unmistakable about a Range Rover.
Forget what you heard before
WASHINGTON -- Most children 14 and under killed in alcohol-related crashes are passengers in automobiles driven by inebriated drivers, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Pontiac Sunfire starting to show age
Pontiac's least expensive model has been ''freshened'' for 2000 -- given a nose job and a new stick shift, both of which help, but don't completely mask its advancing age.
Ford recalls some 1997-2000 Expeditions, Lincoln Navigators
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it is recalling 628,703 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators from model years 1997 to 2000 because of concerns of loosely bolted trailer hitches on the sport utility vehicles.
Richard Schlinger of Brainerd owns something similar to what the Los Angeles Police Department used in the early 1970s.
The hatchback is back
They're back! Or, maybe -- depending on your perspective -- they were never really gone.
Spaghetti Pie still satisfies
Spaghetti Pie must be one of the regulars on the calorie-laden covered-dish circuit. How then to explain the recipe's appearance in the May issue of Cooking Light?
Mother-daughter project: Try making hearty chicken soup
"Mothers and Daughters at Home'' (Simon & Schuster, $24) by Charlotte Lyons is subtitled ''35 projects to make together.''
Try this rub, then sizzle steaks on the grill
Last weekend I tried a recipe on the grill for sirloin steak that could become a favorite way to sear up a sizzling steak on the Weber.
Serve Honey Custard French Toast for tasty family breakfast or brunch
A family breakfast or brunch is a relaxed time to savor at weekends, a time to cook up something rather special.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 700.
BURGLARY --Victor Elvester, 4000 block of Johnson Road North, reported a burglary to his residence some time over the winter.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 44, a year ago 92.
Brainerd police reported one person was injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday at Sixth Avenue Northeast and G Street Northeast.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
THEFT -- Kevin Callander, Fifty Lakes, reported the theft of a Spray-Tech paint sprayer, valued at $965, from his garage sometime in the last month.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 500.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 89, a year ago 128.
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.
Senior tour stats
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Senior PGA Tour statistical leaders through the Bruno's Memorial Classic, which ended April 30:
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.
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.
Younger Nicklaus finally following in father's famous footsteps
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- When is golf toughest for Jack Nicklaus? When he's watching the second-best golfer in the family struggle.
PGA Tour stats
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- PGA Tour statistical leaders through the Shell Houston Open, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
STAPLES -- A free foot screen for people with diabetes will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Lakewood Clinic in Staples.
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 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.
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.
Young marchers reflect on participation in Bataan Memorial Death March
Mike Jacobs made himself and every combat veteran proud last month.
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.
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.
Confidence means good golf for PL's Heslop
PEQUOT LAKES -- Only a sophomore, Pequot Lakes golfer Jackie Heslop exudes confidence in her game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kidney dialysis unit opens in Staples
STAPLES -- A kidney dialysis unit opened Monday at Lakewood Health System, Staples.
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 -- 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.
AITKIN -- Aitkin County Advocates Against Domestic Abuse has been awarded a $20,000 grant by the Otto Bremer Foundation.
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.
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.
Cass seeks outstanding senior citizen nominees
Nominations are being sought for Outstanding Senior Citizens of Cass County for the year 2000.
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.
BAXTER -- The Baxter Police Department is requesting help in locating a missing Japanese foreign exchange student.
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.
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.
Computer bug strikes Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS -- A computer virus that spreads by e-mail reached Minnesota today, infecting computers in state government, the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and at least one news organization.
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.
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.
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.
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 charter school hosting Clinton was first in nation
ST. PAUL -- President Clinton, on a tour to promote his education agenda, visited the nation's first charter school today and said Minnesota has struck the right balance with its charter schools.
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.
Wildfires destroy homes, approach Boundary Waters blowdown area today
Firefighters resumed their attack today on wildfires around Minnesota, including one that burned near a vulnerable blowdown area in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, but foresters said they didn't expect the flames to reach the popular wilderness area.
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.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Parents and teachers of the Brainerd School District voiced opposition to a proposal for a voluntary pilot Kindergarten class which would meet all day, every day, next year.
Baxter worries about planning procedures
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council Tu
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.
Incorrect information was printed in the Judith Crandall obituary on Page 2A Monday.
Leaders seem optimistic about budget talks
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Sold.
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.
Lakes area lawmakers back deal
Area lawmakers unanimously supported the budget deal reached Wednesday on how to divvy up $525 million that's available for permanent tax cuts and spending.
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.
Baxter annexes 10 acres owned by Smith, owner of Lewie's RV
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council on Wednesday annexed 10 acres of land owned by Lewis Smith, owner of Lewie's RV, north of Baxter.
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.
Bovine clones to appear at Minnesota Zoo
APPLE VALLEY (AP) -- Visitors to the Minnesota Zoo this summer might want to look twice at ''Gene'' the bull.
New resident gets wildfire welcome to Baxter
BAXTER -- Randy Ahern's housewarming was anything but a good time.
Former Crookston athletic director pleads innocent to theft
CROOKSTON (AP) -- The former athletic director at the University of Minnesota-Crookston has pleaded innocent to stealing concession funds.
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.
Ventura promotes state tourism in Chicago
CHICAGO -- The three-ring media circus that is Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura rumbled into town as the former actor, wrestler and Navy SEAL took on the role of tourism promoter for his state.
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.
Budget surplus agreement reached
ST. PAUL -- With four working days left in the session, House and Senate leaders finally agreed on an overall budget number and generally how it should be carved up.
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.
Two honors were omitted from the list of Brainerd High School cheerleading awards in Tuesday's edition of The Dispatch. Carrie VanSickle was co-most valuable for junior varsity basketball and Kelsey Haff shared the coaches award in junior varsity football.
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.
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.
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.
Greenspan warns banks against complacency
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warned banks today that they must not become overconfident in deciding how to manage risks, especially where it concerns their participation in new types of financial activities.
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.
Mariners walk past Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Patience is paying off for the Seattle Mariners.
Demonstrators had blocked Navy bombing range on island
VIEQUES, Puerto Rico -- Federal agents in riot gear today peacefully removed protesters, including two U.S. lawmakers, from the gates of a U.S. Navy bombing range that demonstrators had blocked for more than a year.
Senate fails to override nuclear waste site veto
WASHINGTON -- Chalk up another one for Nevada.
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.
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.
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.
Democrats sue House majority whip DeLay
WASHINGTON -- For the first time in years, House Democrats are running their re-election campaigns without the help of Newt Gingrich, the sharp-edged partisan Republican whose provocative, conservative views galvanized their political base.
Cardinal O'Connor, strong ally of pope, dies
NEW YORK -- During 16 years at the helm of the nation's most prominent Catholic pulpit, Cardinal John O'Connor inspired a flock of millions by preaching compassion, helping the poor and fighting a brave public battle against the brain tumor that would kill him.
Couples steal show at Academy of Country Music Awards
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- With Shania Twain and Garth Brooks no-shows at the Academy of Country Music Awards, attention turned to two pairs of country sweethearts.
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.
White House proposes monitoring plan to boost China trade bill hopes
WASHINGTON -- The heated debate over normalizing U.S. economic ties with China took a sharp turn Wednesday as U.S. officials embraced extraordinary new measures to monitor China's behavior on trade, an approach that advocates say could ultimately win passage of the measure.
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.
Public optimism on personal finances holds steady as market wobbles
WASHINGTON -- Like many Americans, retired dentist Norman Alpher feels the economy is going strong these days and he expects the good times to last a while. Almost nine of 10 Americans in an Associated Press poll say their finances are better or the same as a year ago.
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.
Beating, torture of suspects are widespread in China , report says
BEIJING -- A dozen years after China signed the U.N. Convention Against Torture, beating and torture of criminal suspects remains a widespread problem, according to a report scheduled for release Thursday.
FDA approves first device to aid female sexual problems
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After years of advances in helping male impotence, women with sexual problems are getting a new therapy: The government has approved the first medical device to help women achieve orgasm, by pumping blood into the clitoris.
FCC says Time Warner violated rules in dropping ABC
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators say they will take appropriate enforcement action against Time Warner for dropping ABC signals in seven cities during the television industry's May ''sweeps'' period.
Productivity increases at 2.4 percent rate in first three months
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans' productivity, a key measure of future prosperity, rose at an annual rate of 2.4 percent in the first three months of this year, a sharp slowdown from the previous quarter, the government reported today.
Movie Hercules Steve Reeves dies at 74
Steve Reeves, the Mr. Universe who won a film role as the mythical strongman Hercules and became one of the world's top box office draws of the 1950s, has died.
Albright castigates staff for security slips
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright angrily reprimanded her headquarters staff and the entire U.S. diplomatic corps Wednesday for a recent rash of security scandals, but some staff members countered that Albright's top aides are partly to blame.
London, Frankfurt stock exchanges merge into giant
PARIS -- The London and Frankfurt stock exchanges announced Wednesday they would merge, creating an international trading powerhouse nearly half the market size of the New York Stock Exchange.
Massive CBS-Viacom deal gets approval of government
WASHINGTON -- With final government approval in hand, CBS and Viacom are speeding toward completion of a massive merger that positions them to become a powerhouse in the radio, TV and film worlds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twins pull out win in 10th
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins were having trouble protecting leads. They didn't have to after their final at-bat.
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.
Rose: 'I'm treated like a leper'
Pete Rose, angry that baseball won't let him attend anniversary celebrations for the 1975 Cincinnati Reds and 1980 Philadelphia Phillies, feels like Charlie Leper, not Charlie Hustle.
Frisky Fusaichi Pegasus is made 9-5 Derby favorite
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- With the 12th selection in the post position draw, Neil Drysdale tried to find a safe place for his frisky favorite in the $1 million Kentucky Derby.
Familiar refrain: Minnesota needs to get bigger
MINNEAPOLIS -- Despite no first-round draft picks and very little amenities to offer free agents, the Minnesota Timberwolves believe they can find that big man they so desperately need.
Sonics tie series with Jazz
SEATTLE (AP) -- For a team led by grizzled veterans with so much playoff experience, the Utah Jazz lost their composure like a bunch of rookies.
Riley, Heat try again against Knicks
MIAMI (AP) -- Ask Pat Riley if the Miami Heat are determined to beat the New York Knicks, and he looks at the floor.
Citizen Khannouchi is forced to skip marathon
NEW YORK -- His Olympic marathon ambitions squelched by injuries, a saddened Khalid Khannouchi now will direct his attention to making the U.S. team at 10,000 meters.
Blazers eliminate Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS -- Steve Smith delivered the decisive blow after avoiding a fight.
Lynx start second season with nearly all new faces
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The second-year Minnesota Lynx will have at least one thing in common with last season's team -- a whole lot of new faces.
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.
Martinez suspended five games
BOSTON (AP) -- Frank Robinson may prove to be Pedro Martinez's toughest opponent yet.
Dream comes true for Drury
DETROIT (AP) -- Growing up in Connecticut, playing hockey with his brothers on a frozen pond near their house, Chris Drury had fantasies of scoring the winning goal in overtime of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Stuart A. Patterson
FORT COLLINS, Colo. --Stuart Alexander Patterson, 85, Fort Collins, Colo., died Friday, April 28, 2000, at his home.
Harold H. Nygaard
Harold H. Nygaard, 91, Brainerd, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at his home.
Bertha I. Davis
Bertha I. Davis, 86, Brainerd, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, in Monticello.
Anthony 'Tony' Domiano
AITKIN -- Anthony "Tony" Domiano, 86, Aitkin, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center of Crosby.
Anthony 'Tony' Domiano
AITKIN -- Anthony "Tony" Domiano, 86, Aitkin, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
PINE RIVER --Isabel Gjervik, 94, Pine River, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village of Pine River.
PINE RIVER -- Gilman Homme, Pine River, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at the Country Care Home in Pequot Lakes.
Anthony 'Tony' Medek
PIERZ --Anthony "Tony" Medek, 83, Pierz, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
Judie K. Mull
Judie K. Mull, 59, Brainerd, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
LITTLE FALLS -- Gary Moran, 51, Little Falls, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at a lake cabin in Crow Wing County.
Anthony 'Tony' Medek
PIERZ -- Anthony "Tony" Medek, 83, Pierz, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Ernest W. Pitschka Jr.
PINE RIVER -- Ernest W. Pitschka Jr., 60, Pine River, died at home Monday, May 1, 2000, of colon cancer.
Carl R. Gustafson
PEQUOT LAKES -- Carl R. Gustafson, 83, Pequot Lakes, died Feb. 21, 2000, in Mesa, Ariz.
Judie K. Mull
Judie K. Mull, 59, Brainerd, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
LITTLE FALLS -- Gary Moran, 51, a resident of Crow Wing Lake, formerly of Little Falls, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, of heart failure at his lake home.
LONGVILLE -- Isabel Gjervik, 94, Longville, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village of Pine River.
Donald S. Alexson
Donald S. Alexson, 72, Brainerd, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at home.
Lebanon's authority at stake
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times:
Get it done- Dispatch Editorial
Gov. Jesse Ventura's penchant for plain talk has gotten him into trouble on occasion, but he hit the nail on the head in this week's message to lawmakers: "Get it done."
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.
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.
Project Censored 2000 has proclaimed 25 news stories as the best written, most under-reported news articles of 1999. The mass media had ignored the stories.
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.
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.
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:
Warriors sweep Tech
In the 1990s the Brainerd Warriors baseball team won four Central Lakes Conference doubleheaders.
Local sports shorts
Phil Markert of Lake Shore won the 220-pound class in the over 50 age category at the Zumbro Valley Open Powerlifting Championships on Saturday.
Pequot's Meschke tops Park Rapids field
PARK RAPIDS -- Liz Meschke of Pequot Lakes shot a 37 on the front nine and earned medalist honors in the Park Rapids girls' golf invitational with a 18-hole score of 81 Wednesday.
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.
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.
Boxer turns himself in on dogfighting and assault charges
ELK RIVER (AP) -- St. Paul flyweight boxer Will Grigsby turned himself in on charges of felony dogfighting and domestic assault, according to a television report.
Aitkin boys take 1st place
AITKIN -- The Aitkin Gobblers boys' track and field team placed first in its invitational Tuesday.
Bethany sweeps Raiders in softball
MANKATO -- The Bethany Lutheran softball team of Mankato swept a South Division doubleheader from the Central Lakes College Raiders on Wednesday.
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.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Justin Heitkamp is regarded by his golf coach, Tom Younghans, as an unassuming young man, one who doesn't seek the limelight.
High School Baseball
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.
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.
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.
House overcomes broken foot to help Warriors
NISSWA -- As in life, golf has handicaps.
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.
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.
Piano students to play Wednesday at Franklin school
The piano students of Sue Kavanaugh, Jillian Cave and Katie Lykins will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Franklin Junior High School auditorium.
Crosby-Ironton Mass Band Concert slated Tuesday
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton 5-12 Band Department will host its annual Mass Band Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Woock Gym.
Lakes Area Concert Association memberships open for next season
The Lakes Area Concert Association is using its final performance this season to promote "early bird" membership sales for its next season, which opens Oct. 19 with Moscow Nights.
Guthrie Theater hopes for new home
MINNEAPOLIS -- If the Guthrie Theater and its legions have their way, the company's 2004 on-stage season will open in sparkling new digs along the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.
Community theatre auditions for 'Oliver' set
STAPLES -- Lamplighter Community Theatre auditions for "Oliver" will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday at Centennial Auditorium in Staples.
The Beach Boys are coming to Moondance Jam 2000, sweetening the outdoor festival's classic rock and roll lineup that already includes Peter Frampton, The Doobie Brothers and Creedence Clearwater Revisited.
Walker artist to open show at Matthies Gallery
The Evelyn Matthies Porthole Gallery is featuring a Walker artist during May and June.
Anderson's piano students to give recital Sunday
Piano students of Helen C. Anderson, Bridge of Harmony Studios, will give a recital at 5 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
True Love Waits
Wanted: Teens facing the complexities of approaching adulthood. In other words, all teens.
This summer, Hollywood rides a time machine
The summer of 2000 may not make movie history, but there will be plenty of history covered over the long season, beginning Friday with a return to ancient Rome.
Guthrie season wraps up with Irish play
MINNEAPOLIS -- In keeping with its Irish ties, the Guthrie Theater is wrapping up its current season with a classy production of Sean O'Casey's "The Plough and the Stars."
Two Roche sisters to give concert in Nisswa
NISSWA -- Suzzy and Maggie Roche will make their Grassroots Concerts debut at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the Nisswa Community Center.
Hospice helps protect patients from too much intrusive care
DEAR ABBY: Thank you for reprinting ''Let Me Go'' and discussing the durable power of attorney for health care. The state of Ohio has recently enacted a do-not-resuscitate comfort-care law that further protects patients who wish to be ''protected'' from ''heroic measures.'' I hope other states are doing the same. However, this still may not be enough.
CLC Community Band to entertain on Sunday
The Central Lakes College Community Band will be in concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in the John Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus.
'Art touches the child's soul and allows the child to create from his or her innermost being.'
The creative arts will take center stage next week at Lincoln Elementary School in Brainerd.
CLC auditions for summer improvisational revue set
Central Lakes College Theatre has announced auditions for "Mosquitoes Tore at My Flesh, or How I Spent My Brainerd Summer Vacation," a summer improvisational revue.
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
Winners in CLC photo contest announced
Top winners in the 33rd annual photo contest at Central Lake College went to Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd; Heidi Envall, Pine River; and Gary Fitch, Brainerd.
'Where the Heart Is' boasts gentle entertainment with feel-good themes
In keeping with a popular Hollywood theme, "Where the Heart Is" gives us another reason to believe in the power of women, who stand 10 feet tall in their close encounters with life.
'M' involves mayhem, murder and mystery
''In a time when art was prisoner to ideas and ideology, M undertook a single-handed and single-minded exploration of what it was to see the reality of things and people.''
Science fiction thriller 'Frequency' full of warm fuzzies
"Frequency" pushes the pleasure button as a sci-fi thriller, aided and abetted by its loveable characters, high production values and pull-the-heartstring tale about time travel.
For week of May 4-10; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Porwall's works on display at city hall
Encore Art is presenting a display of artwork by Kathy Porwall at Brainerd City Hall.
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.
Tonight...Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms late. Lows around 55. South wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 63 35 clr
Around the world
Amsterdam 54 48 cdy
Around the world
Amsterdam 60 49 cdy
Weather drawing by Mandy Turcotte of Mrs. Ahlers' third grade class at Lincoln 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.
Get ready to fish
Weather drawing by Whitney Joyce of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 68 50 cdy
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.
The Brainerd Auxiliary to the Shrine Hospital for Children will be have an o
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.
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