Detroit Metro, Northwest Airlines expect expansion project to be consumer-friendly
ROMULUS, Mich. -- For Northwest Airlines and Detroit, it's a second chance to make a first impression on millions of passengers who pass through Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
BAXTER -- Nelson Graphic Design and Advertising took home nine ADDY Awards in 2001, including a Central Minnesota Judge's Choice Award for the company's holiday card and a District ADDY for a Berkley television campaign.
Metro Airport expansion will keep region's economy humming
ROMULUS, Mich. -- Back on Jan. 5, 1995, Northwest Airlines announced that it was beginning daily nonstop flights to London and adding nonstops to Frankfurt, Germany, from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
Check debit is updating and speeding handling of paper checks
NEW YORK -- With almost no fanfare, a minor revolution took place in the staid world of checking accounts earlier this year.
Long term solution to temporary signs considered
Messages to get the attention of passing motorists in Brainerd often come on a black background with bright yellow, green or orange letters.
Hunt Technologies rebounds
PEQUOT LAKES -- A year ago, Hunt Technologies news included a critical cash flow problem and significant job cuts.
Businesses quietly root for reform to limit 'soft money' donations
If it succeeds, Congress' drive to reform the campaign finance system figures to deprive business of one of its great advantages in the Washington influence game: the ability to pour nearly unlimited sums of money into the political system.
A look back -- Hunt Technologies is an electronics technologies business with a remote meter reader product that has been marketed to rural electrical companies.
-- The company was founded in 1985 by Paul and Lynn Hunt.
Inhaling the sweet smell of success
LOS ANGELES -- For perfumer Jo Malone, 37, life is a bouquet of scents. They are her memories of people, places and emotions. When she thinks of her father -- Eau Savage by Christian Dior, Vetiver by Guerlain and leather (from the seats of a Jaguar he won in a card game).
Possibility of an even weaker economy will trouble investors, market for a while
NEW YORK -- Wall Street has no doubt that the stock market and the economy will eventually regain the kind of strength they enjoyed for much of the last decade.
WASHINGTON -- The etiquette of the job hunt is a mystery to almost every worker at one time or another.
Rising insurance cost changing business for small companies
DAYTON, Ohio -- Theodore Ross, whose company cleans and stores auto parts containers, has cut back the share of health insurance he pays for his employees.
Economist: Slowdown may have bottomed out in Midwest
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- An economic slowdown may have bottomed out in the Midwest, but unemployment rates are likely to increase, an economist said Tuesday.
Fed study suggests American investors are sluggards
NEW YORK (AP) -- Popular assumptions can create vast misimpressions, such as the one that the typical American household has become a daring investor in stocks, devouring market data and trading aggressively.
Mid-cap mutual funds worth a second look
NEW YORK -- Mid-cap mutual funds don't always get as much attention as their small-cap and large-cap siblings. But the category's history of strong returns might make it worth a closer look for some investors.
Ahead of pope's visit, believers point to sites associated with St. Paul
KAWKAB, Syria -- Father Matta Rizk stood outside his hilltop chapel Tuesday, pointing to the yellowing green hills dotted with olive trees before him to the south. To the north, Damascus was barely visible through the late morning haze.
Bakker's son doing it his way
ATLANTA -- When Jay Bakker sits down for an interview, he can usually count on the question popping up: "So what's the deal with your mother's makeup?"
Trinity Lutheran Church to celebrate paid-off mortgage
On Sunday, Trinity Lutheran Church members and guests will celebrate an historic milestone symbolized by the burning of papers representing the bank mortgage for the Brainerd church.
Internet opens door to unorganized religion
WASHINGTON -- From her home in Del City, Okla., Johnna Ray clicks to an Internet site and opens a church door to the world.
Congregation apologizes over inaction on slavery
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is apologizing for not having done more to fight slavery during the denomination's early decades.
It's a teacher's duty to defend the defenseless
QUESTION: As an elementary school teacher, I am bothered by what I see my students doing to each other every day. They can be brutal -- especially to the child who is a little different. I'm not sure what my role should be. I feel I should step in to defend the underdog, but other teachers say kids should learn to work out their own problems. What do you think?
Essence of prayer has less to do with talking than with listening
I woke up this morning and peered out from between the blinds on my bedroom window. Nothing seemed to have changed since yesterday morning.
Earth Day proclamation
So, I'm on my way out of town, heading north on Mill Avenue, when this shiny new Cadillac pulls out in front of me. As I slow down to avoid rear-ending it, I notice it has one of those fish magnets on the back. You know the one -- the Jesus magnet.
St. Christopher's will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the home of Dolly Anderson; St. Joseph's will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Green Mill; and St. Isadore's will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Country Kitchen.
Embattled nun to receive award for her work with gays
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Roman Catholic nun who was ordered to end her 22-year ministry to homosexuals, then defied the Vatican's attempts to silence her, is being lauded at the nation's largest symposium on gays and lesbians.
Pope seeks forgiveness for sins against Orthodox
ATHENS, Greece -- Reaching across a nearly 1,000-year divide, Pope John Paul II offered a sweeping statement of regret Friday for "sins of action and omission" against Christian Orthodox including the sacking of the ancient center of Greek Byzantium.
After a Holy Year halt, pope resumes foreign trips
VATICAN CITY -- After a long halt for the Holy Year, Pope John Paul II resumed his foreign travel this week with a trip to Greece, Syria and Malta, pushing his frail body in an effort to fulfill some of the goals of his papacy.
Male athletes teach lesson in pack behavior
I have apparently added yet another constituency to the many groups I have offended in this space: the parents of athletes.
Child in need
With the beautiful, spring-like weather we experienced this past weekend, many of us have started making plans for how we intend to spend our free time this summer.
Auctioneer Jim Peterson (left) along with Don Handeland yelled for bids Sunday at the Heartland Estate Auction Co. north of Pine River. Laden with antiques, the crowd was treated to a day looking back at the treasures of yesteryear.
Parents' child-care worries continue to mount
WASHINGTON -- First there was the report that toddlers in child care are more likely to be aggressive and disobedient by kindergarten than those who stay at home with their moms.
Lonely teen can't forget ex-boyfriend
DEAR ABBY: I am a 19-year-old girl who has been with my boyfriend for two years. He recently broke up with me, and I'm devastated. He told me he did it because I deserve better, and he believes there's someone else out there who will make me happier. Those were his exact words.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 126, a year ago 129.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 271, a year ago 97.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 550.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
BURGLARIES -- Report made of three storage units broken into at A-1 Garrison Storage.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
School lunch menus
MONDAY -- B-Cereal, bread, fruit. L-Taco salad, soft pretzel, corn, diced peaches.
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
The State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle accident at 3:39 p.m. Friday on Highway 210, about two miles east of Brainerd near the Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport.
Stankowski shoots course-record 61
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- For Paul Stankowski, it wasn't the course- and tournament-record 61 he shot in the first round of the Compaq Classic that was important. It was just taking the lead that mattered.
BHS boys prevail at Classic
EAST GULL LAKE -- In its third tournament this week the Brainerd Warriors boys' golf team finally put things together to win its invitational at the Classic at Madden's Resort Thursday.
Ranger golfers win Brainerd Invitational; Cardinals 2nd
EAST GULL LAKE -- After struggling in its last two tournaments the Crosby-Ironton Rangers girls' golf team righted its train in the Brainerd Invitational at the Classic at Madden's Resort Thursday.
Status of major issues in state Legislature listed
Status of some of the major issues in the 2001 Legislature as of Friday:
Administration to keep, but revise forest rules
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration will keep in place a contentious ban on road building in much of the nation's federal forest lands while it revises the regulations to give more say to local officials on what forests should be affected, according to government sources.
House OKs $1.56 billion tax cut plan
ST. PAUL -- In one of the shortest tax debates in years, House members approved a $1.56 billion tax cut proposal 107-26 Friday that would massively restructure the state's property tax system.
Bush budget delayed in House as two pages are misplaced
WASHINGTON -- Two misplaced pages from the 2002 federal budget lost during the wee hours Friday means a delay until next week for a vote on President Bush's spending proposal.
How to contact state legislators
Area legislators and how to contact them.
Florida election reform passes state Senate; governor praises bill
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The state Senate overwhelmingly approved an election reform package Friday designed to do away with punchcard balloting and prevent any repeat of the election debacle that tied up the 2000 presidential race.
As time ticks away, lawmakers feel pressure
ST. PAUL -- Baseball, biodiesel and a few explosive budget bills are on deck at the Capitol this week, which is going to get even more hectic than usual.
State House, Senate pass education bills
ST. PAUL -- Separated by a hallway in distance but by a mile in philosophy, the House and Senate approved education proposals Thursday, leaving only a couple of weeks to merge them.
Education package passes key tests in House, Senate
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's ambitious education package passed key tests in Congress, surviving a challenge in the House while the Senate proposed adding billions of dollars for poor children and those with disabilities.
Bill blocks Ventura from offering same-sex benefits
ST. PAUL -- The Republican-controlled House has voted to prevent Gov. Jesse Ventura from extending health insurance to same-sex partners of state employees.
Happenings at the Minnesota Capitol:
Bush revives Gregory nomination as Senate bickering over his judicial selections intensifies
WASHINGTON -- President Bush plans to revive the nomination of a black federal judge first suggested by the Clinton administration, a move likely to be seen as conciliatory to Democrats during heated arguments in the Senate over the new president's upcoming judicial selections.
Study: Two-thirds of kids' height measured incorrectly by doctors
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pediatricians and family doctors inaccurately measure children's height most of the time, often because the youngsters are wearing hats or shoes or the equipment is faulty, researchers say.
Transgenders anxious to take advantage of sex-change benefits
SAN FRANCISCO -- The city's adoption of transgender health benefits has been denounced as reverse discrimination, a bad message to send to children and a waste of taxpayer money. But Cecilia Chung cannot wait to take advantage of the nation's only such coverage.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Living to 100
WASHINGTON -- You've heard of the type: They eat whatever they want and maybe they smoke. Some of them exercise, some don't. And they live to be 100.
Couple among those looking for raise for home health care workers
APPLE VALLEY -- There's a rule in Becky and Andy Palmquist's house: Andy doesn't look at the schedule.
Dedicated nurses could use pat on the back
DEAR ABBY: It seems every week I am reminded in some form or another that teachers are the least respected, least compensated, most noble persons in our country. Exalted by politicians and the media, they are consistently portrayed in a positive manner. I believe this is deserved. They have a tough job with great responsibility.
Blood Pressure Clinics
Manure is good for soil and plants
There are benefits to hauling manure.
Company is taking concrete in unexpected directions
The marriage of industrial and commercial style in modern kitchen design continues to bear fruit in the shape of hulking stoves, stainless-steel surfaces, restaurant-ready pizza ovens and refrigerators big enough for a woolly mammoth.
Improve accessibility for disabled
If you or a member of your family should become physically disabled, how "user-friendly" would your home be? How accessible is your home? When making home improvements, are you thinking ahead to your "twilight years?" Accessible design and construction is becoming increasingly important to American homeowners, as longevity increases.
Destroy gypsy moth eggs
Look for gypsy moth eggs, which are about to hatch. Destroying the egg cocoons will reduce damage to shade trees.
Tips to repair vinyl flooring
How do you repair small cuts and tears in a vinyl floor?
Beautify yard with container garden
Container gardening is the quickest, simplest way to fill your yard with flowers, colorful foliage and even vegetables, shrubs and trees.
Kennedy memorabilia to be auctioned
Just when you thought there was no more Kennedy mem
Use items that celebrate our Earth
Recently we celebrated Earth Day. It should remind us year-round that simple acts can save the planet.
Timberlakes Realty recently opened in Brainerd with owners and staff members with several years of real estate and marketing experience in the lakes area.
The home as a creative enterprise
NEW YORK (AP) -- You may think from the advertisements that the primary objective of Americans is to relax in a hammock or take a long vacation or idle away free time.
Concrete proof of one man's legacy
WASHINGTON -- Squeezed between two rather fancy edifices on a downtown street here, the Walker Building is politely unremarkable -- unless you pause for a moment to consider the decorative panel angled into a niche high above the front door.
Painter fills home with her own original artworks
NISSWA -- What began as a lunchtime activity at a phone company in California turned into a hobby that is creating more than original art for Pat Heinen's home.
Many American schools are 'wired'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wires, and not even technology, necessarily makes a school "wired."
Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, wants voters to be able to vote on a constitutional amendment that would dedicate 60 percent of the motor vehicle excise tax revenue to state road projects.
Plenty to do
There will be plenty for everyone to see and do at next weekend's Governor's Fishing Opener. Look for the story Sunday.
Governor's Fishing Opener to offer something for everyone
BREEZY POINT -- At next weekend's Governor's Fishing Opener you'll be able to shop, eat dinner, watch a parade, see radio and TV shows being made, listen to music, look at antique cars and boats and ride a pony.
Cass planning commission to review changes to county land use ordinance
WALKER -- County board public hearings on the proposed Cass County Land Use Ordinance will be postponed until the county planning commission reviews it.
The time for a Pequot Lakes High School play production was listed incorrectly in the April 26 Tempo section. "I Remember Mama" will be performed at 2 p.m. Sunday, as well as 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday.
Medical entrepreneur, Pentagon official to join 2001 BHS Hall of Fame
A medical inventor-entrepreneur and a Pentagon official have been chosen for the third class for the Brainerd High School Hall of Fame.
This was Brainerd
MAY 6 - 80 years ago (1921) - One of the largest classes in the history of Brainerd High School, 61, is to be graduated this year and the commencement exercises will be held at the Park Theater on Friday, June 3.
Governor's Fishing Opener schedule of events
Following is a schedule of events Friday and Saturday in Breezy Point and Pequot Lakes for the Governor's Fishing Opener.
Threat investigated at Royalton High School
ROYALTON -- The Morrison County Sheriff's Department is investigating a call received at Royalton High School from a man who stated he had made a serious threat to the safety of school staff members and students.
BALL CLUB (AP) -- The State Patrol is looking for the motorist who struck and killed a Cass Lake man.
Schools being shortchanged, Wenzel says
ST. PAUL -- Rep. Steve Wenzel, DFL-Little Falls, said this week that schools and colleges would be shortchanged by legislation that is moving through the House.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - There is a group in this area that should be given some extra attention this week. That group is the Lake Region Humane Society which has as its aim, the protection of animals large and small. The society is not a large group, but the members make up for their lack of numbers with dedication and zeal. "Be Kind to Animals Week" is being observed here.
Grateful Hunts donate to Arkansas hospital that saved daughter's life
BREEZY POINT -- There isn't a monetary value that can be placed on the priceless life of a daughter, wife or mother.
NISSWA -- Nisswa police officer Tim Holmes was recently promoted to sergeant, filling the position previously occupied by Craig Taylor, who became Nisswa police chief after Ron Seliski retired in 2000.
Ready to run
The Kentucky Derby was run Saturday. Look for details in Sports Monday.
Pat Gessner of Merrifield (left) and Brainerd's Donna Funderburke and Bernice Pies formed one of several prayer groups during a National Day of Prayer celebration Thursday near the Crow Wing County. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
A blooper that wasn't Bush's
WASHINGTON -- President Bush has made his share of grammatical gaffes, but last week he got accused of one he didn't make.
Harvard workers say they're grateful for protests
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Jean Phane makes $9.40 an hour as a janitor at Harvard University's medical school, and he puts in an extra 15 hours a week at United Parcel Service to make ends meet.
Technicians say spy plane could fly, with repairs
WASHINGTON -- The American technicians who inspected the damaged Navy spy plane on China's Hainan island concluded it could be repaired and safely flown off the island, U.S. officials say.
U.S. technicians finish spy plane inspection in China
WASHINGTON AP) -- U.S. technicians completed their inspection of the damaged Navy spy plane in China and prepared to return to the United States to report their recommendations on how to retrieve the aircraft, a Pentagon official said Friday.
U.S. Mint strikes American Buffalo silver dollar
DENVER -- American Indian leaders offered a prayer in the Ute language and smoked a peace pipe to mark the striking of an American Buffalo silver dollar at the U.S. Mint on Friday.
Florida to overhaul its election system
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Legislature passed a sweeping election reform package that comes six months after the state's chads and butterfly ballots sent the presidential race into turmoil.
Bush says China abuses religious
WASHINGTON -- Vowing to make religious liberty "a guiding doctrine of our foreign policy," President Bush said Thursday that China's persecution of believers will thwart that nation's aspiration for becoming a great power regardless of advances in military and economic strength.
Congressman indicted on racketeering, other charges
CLEVELAND -- Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. didn't back off from his usual brashness in the face of a federal indictment accusing him of selling political favors and making office employees work his farm.
Bush seeks to create new terrorism office
WASHINGTON -- President Bush has drafted an executive order that would create an umbrella office on terrorism to coordinate the government's response to any biological, chemical or nuclear attack, a congressional source familiar with the plan said Friday night.
Federal agents seize ivory hidden in furniture
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Federal agents seized 260 pounds of ivory hidden inside dining room chairs and hollow statues that had been shipped from Nigeria. Two Los Angeles residents were charged with smuggling.
Rumsfeld is something of an enigma at the Pentagon's helm
WASHINGTON -- In reviewing the state of America's military, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld might heed one of his favorite adages about people who complain: "Why wasn't I consulted?"
Hollywood deal appears near
HOLLYWOOD -- Barring a last-minute glitch, Hollywood studios and writers are expected to sign off on a new three-year contract Friday that would head off a potentially disastrous strike, according to sources close to both parties.
Hollywood writers avert strike with contract deal
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A tentative contract between screenwriters and producers is easing fears across Hollywood about a summer of strikes that could devastate the entertainment industry.
Foot-and-mouth keeps dudes away
SHELL, Wyo. (AP) -- Fear of foot-and-mouth disease has taken some of the fun out of playing cowboy out West this year, and it's expected to cost some dude ranch operators a chunk of business from Europe.
Names and faces
WARMINSTER, Pa. (AP) -- The 25-year-old navigator who directed the downed U.S. Navy spy plane to China's Hainan island wants to visit an even more remote territory someday -- as an astronaut.
Ukrainian smuggling ring busted
LOS ANGELES -- Ukrainians trying to enter the United States paid thousands to a smuggling ring that forced many into prostitution once they entered the country, federal agents said.
Three Lucent engineers charged with stealing software 'jewels,' giving them to China
WASHINGTON -- Two Lucent Technologies scientists in New Jersey and a partner were arrested Thursday on charges that they stole the company's software "jewels" and handed them over to a Chinese state-owned telecommunications company.
Jobless rate rises sharply
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's unemployment rate shot up to 4.5 percent in April, the highest level in 2 1/2 years. Businesses slashed their payrolls by the largest amount since the recession year of 1991.
Sen. Torricelli captured on organized crime wire discussing fund-raising
WASHINGTON -- Just weeks before he was elected to the Senate in 1996, Robert Torricelli was recorded on an FBI wiretap discussing fund-raising over the telephone with supporters at a Florida pizza restaurant under surveillance for ties with organized crime.
Judge upholds record $3.4 billion verdict against Exxon Mobile
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A judge upheld the largest jury verdict in state history, $3.4 billion in punitive damages against Exxon Mobil for deliberately underpaying the state for natural gas royalties.
Oates resigns as Rangers manager
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas players insist they are to blame for the team's worst start since 1985. It's manager Johnny Oates who is no longer in the Rangers clubhouse.
Marlins ballpark bill dies without Senate action
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Legislation to finance a ballpark for the Marlins in downtown Miami died Friday when the Florida Senate adjourned without a vote.
Yankees rally to defeat Orioles
Rain forced the postponement of Chicago's game in Texas, washing out Jerry Narron's debut as the Rangers' manager. The third base coach took over the team after Johnny Oates resigned earlier Friday. Chicago led 6-0 in the fourth when play was stopped.
Strawberry turns to doctors in bid to stay out of prison
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Darryl Strawberry has added severe depression and possible brain damage to his list of hardships that include drug addiction and cancer.
Say Hey Kid turns 70
There are tinges of gray in his hair and his body is bulkier now, made thicker by the advancing years. His face, once so smooth, has lines in it, creases etched there by all those innings, all those games.
Cardinals finally beat Glavine
Tom Glavine dominated St. Louis for six years. J.D. Drew concentrated on ending that streak.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Vince Carter showed he can be successful in the postseason. The rest of the Toronto Raptors showed he doesn't have to do it alone.
OU cornerback in critical condition after car accident
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma cornerback Michael Thompson has always had the task of covering the opposing team's best wide receiver.
A sporting life for Bush in White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's a sporting life in the Bush White House.
For the Saints, it's the Not-So-Superdome
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints call it dirty and dated, not fit for an NFL team.
Worst-to-first Phils opening eyes
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Larry Bowa just wanted to make the Philadelphia Phillies competitive this season after a dreadful 2000.
Toronto's Tie Domi suspended for rest of playoffs
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Toronto enforcer Tie Domi was suspended for rest of the NHL playoffs Friday for knocking out Scott Niedermayer of the New Jersey Devils with an elbow to the face in the waning seconds of their playoff game the night before.
Kings stave off elimination
DENVER (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings have seen this trick before. So have the Colorado Avalanche.
Richard H. Sturdevant
Richard H. Sturdevant, 78, Brainerd, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
BAXTER -- Timothy Barrett, 51, Baxter, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Lindsey Lou Brown
Lindsey Lou Brown, infant daughter of Tammy Brown of Brainerd and Alan Rice of Loretto, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Orval L. Volden
ISLE -- Orval L. Volden, 84, Isle, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at home.
Ruby H. Treloar
AITKIN -- Ruby H. Treloar, 80, Aitkin, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Harriet Schoenfelder, 74, Brainerd, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Nathan D. Westfall
LITTLE FALLS -- Nathan Donald Westfall, 16, Little Falls, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at his home.
Richard H. Sturdevant
Richard H. Sturdevant, 78, Brainerd, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Pearle H. Curtis
LONGVILLE -- Pearle Helen Curtis, 92, Longville, formerly of Floodwood, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Woodrest Nursing Home in Walker.
Alberta L. Rademacher
CAMBRIDGE -- Alberta L. Rademacher, 81, Cambridge, formerly of Brainerd and Amboy, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Fairview Northland Regional Hospital in Princeton.
BAXTER -- Timothy Barrett, 51, Baxter, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Geraldine 'Gerry' M. Remington
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Geraldine "Gerry" Maude Remington, 80, Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Brainerd, died Friday, April 20, 2001, in Bradenton.
Robert L. Kunz Sr.
LAKE SHORE -- Robert L. Kunz Sr., 63, Lake Shore, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd from cancer.
Harriet L. Schoenfelder
Harriet Lorena Schoenfelder, 73, Brainerd, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Borghild J. Waxlax
Borghild J. "Bubbles" Waxlax, 93, Brainerd, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Celebrate the arts
Springtime brings out the best in Minnesotans. Tired of being holed up all winter we eagerly poke our noses outdoors, spruce up lawns and reacquaint ourselves with neighbors.
Hide-and-seek - Dispatch Editorial
At the time of her arrest in St. Paul in 1999, Sara Jane Olson had, for nearly 25 years, evaded facing charges for alleged criminal activities while a reputed member of the radical Symbionese Liberation Army. That wasn't long enough for her, apparently. She's using legal maneuvers to continue her game of hide-and-seek.
A bad day for Brandon
Sunday morning drives were meant to be tranquil and relaxing. A time to explore the open road, with little or no traffic and maybe some soothing music on the radio.
Why should President Bush apologize to a nation which would come to New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and control them if it got the most remote chance? The president is responsible for protecting the people, the territory and t
Reality check on education
WASHINGTON--Now that the wheels have begun to turn in the Senate and House on the education proposal President Bush placed at the top of his domestic agenda, it is time for a reality check.
Thinking through Bush's missile plan
President Bush may have been abstruse to the point of coyness in describing how the technology of his anti-missile shield will work, but the real mystery is not about the science of Bush's system. It's about what will succeed it.
The Brainerd Dispatch's editorial opinions
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Putting America first
It's always been a mystery as to why the Left so viscerally opposes a missile defense system. When Ronald Reagan first proposed such a plan, the Left mocked it as ``Star Wars,'' a fantastical delusion about as realistic as the George Lucas movie of the same name.
I read the Open Forum letter that stated that President Bush should apologize to the Chinese for "aggressive" behavior. I would like to know where the gentleman has be
Mark Martin claims second PWT victory
The PWT Central Pro-Am, originally scheduled for the Mississippi River at Red Wing, has been relocated to Lake Mille Lacs due to the continued flooding of the river at Red Wing and the prospects that it still will be high by tournament time.
Soldiers of spring soon will march away
From my window I see through the drizzle the sad, solitary nodding white heads of the wood anemones. They will wait out the rain and be beckoned to show their faces when bright sunshine coaxes them to look upward.
Prepare now, catch more fish later
With walleye opener near, it's best to heed the Boy Scout motto, "Be Prepared."
Canoe days approaching
The 15th annual Crow Wing Canoe Days and Fur Trade Encampment is scheduled for June 3. The event starts at 10 a.m. at Kiwanis Park in Brainerd with coffee and dou
Subtle changes sometimes key to early-season crappie success
To catch more fish learn their habits, where they live and what they eat. This formula works for all fish, including early-spring crappies.
Do what it takes on the opener
Since last year's opener I've bought a dozen new crankbaits, several handfuls of jigs, three new brands of line, a new rod and reel and a bunch of stuff that probably will never hit the water. I've cruised the aisles at sport shows and looked at all the new tackle, compared boats and motors, dreamed of fly-in vacations to remote lakes and all for what?
Tagging study, netting provide insight for big fish
BAUDETTE (AP) -- By any standard, the 42 1/2-inch northern pike was a trophy. And it had quite a story to tell.
DNR finds regional differences in support for its bag limit proposals
ST. CLOUD -- Whether you like or dislike proposed changes to Minnesota's fishing bag limits depends on where you live, the species you pursue and your preferred method of fishing, the DNR has learned.
BRAINERD/NISSWA - On the Gull Lake Chain, you'll find active crappies and sunfish in several shallow-water locations. Bar Harbor, Zorbas Dock, the Lake Margaret Bridge, Love Lake, and Green Lake are all worth checking out.
North Country calendar
5-6 -- Brainerd Archery Club 3-D shoot, 42 targets; phone 828-7810 or 828-8007
Charina Holland and Steven Wynia were married March 17, 2001, at Celebration Lutheran Church in Sartell with Pastor Elizabeth Strenge officiating.
Karen Bartholomaus and Micah Mohler announce their engagement.
Mae Schrankel, Pillager, recently celebrated her 80th birthday with her family and friends. She was born May 4, 1921, in Grand Forks, N.D.
Rebecca Strobel and Matthew Daley announce their engagement.
Erin LeLaine Patrick and Michael Scott Faas were married March 3, 2001, at the Ivy Chapel in Brainerd with Pastor Kathy Blake officiating.
Juneal and Matt Pecarich will celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion in Ironton.
Kacie Dixon and Andrew Johnson were married Dec. 12, 2000, in the Virgin Islands.
Shannon Duffy and Jamison Harker announce their engagement.
Jesseca M. Farber and Shane L. Webster announce their engagement.
Roy "Jack" and Viola Ackerson, Pillager, will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. May 13 at the Pillager Senior Center. They were married May 10, 1943, in Walker.
Don and Mary Ann Bolster, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. They were married May 5, 1951, in Minneapolis.
Helton: 'No vendetta' in Earnhardt investigation
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- NASCAR president Mike Helton reiterated Friday that Dale Earnhardt's seat belt was found separated right after his fatal crash and said NASCAR isn't interested in outside opinions.
Top jock rides long shot
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- One of the best jockeys in the world is riding one of the longest shots in the Kentucky Derby for the same reason a shack in the middle of a pricey neighborhood is worth millions.
NCMS getting ready
At North Central Motor Speedway's annual banquet last fall, track owner Jim Nelson told racers and fans that he might be selling the facility, located five miles south of Brainerd on Highway 371.
Coleman rolls out business-oriented think tank
ST. PAUL (AP) -- St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman has rolled out a new business-oriented think tank called CEOs for Cities, declaring with other mayors, academics and business leaders that "the era of urban decline is now over."
Ex-Beatle George Harrison has cancer surgery at Mayo Clinic
LONDON -- Former Beatle George Harrison has undergone lung cancer surgery in the United States, the singer's lawyers said.
Man charged in death of wife whose body was found in freezer
HASTINGS (AP) -- An Inver Grove Heights man was charged Thursday with second-degree murder in the death of his wife, whose body was found in a freezer at the couple's home.
Winona wastewater treatment plant at capacity
High water on the Mississippi River is continuing to cause problems in Winona.
State continues search for wrongly cut welfare recipients
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Only 1,700 out of 22,000 Minnesota welfare recipients who were wrongly cut from Medicaid benefits have been reinstated since state officials learned of the mistake one year ago.
EAGAN (AP) -- Northwest Airlines has achieved its target of cutting about $200 million in costs but says the changes are largely transparent to fliers even though they are the carrier's most aggressive cutbacks since the early 1990s.
Lawmakers want to end storage limits on Prairie Island dry casks
ST. PAUL -- A plan is afoot to remove the limits on the amount of nuclear waste that can be stored in casks outside the Prairie Island nuclear plant, stirring anger from some people who originally fought the waste storage.
Bialka: NCAA records harebrained decision
Just when you think you've seen it all, some sporting organization does something that surpasses another harebrained decision.
Warriors present Scearcy with 450th victory
With two state championships in the last six years the Brainerd Warriors undoubtedly have one of the finest Minnesota high school baseball programs.
Pioneers third, fifth in True Team meet
HOLDINGFORD -- The Pierz Pioneers placed third in the girls' division and fifth in the boys' at the Section 4A True Team track and field meet Thursday.
Openings remain for the 15 and under Babe Ruth baseball league in Baxter.
Area events Saturday
STOCK CAR RACING
Thunder Moon race at Crosby July 7
The Thunder Moon 5-kilometer Run is scheduled 7 p.m. July 7 in Crosby.
Pierz boys second in CMC meet
HOWARD LAKE -- The Pierz Pioneers were runners-up in a Central Minnesota Conference boys' golf meet Thursday at Howard Lake Greens.
Rousselange, Sovich shut out North Hennepin
They say home is the place where, when you show up, they have to let you in. A place where you find safe haven when the weariness of the road leaves you beaten, tired and in need of a little tonic.
Big third inning leads Patriots past Huskies
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots scored 14 runs in the bottom of the third inning and defeated the Pillager Huskies 16-6 in a Park Region Conference softball game Thursday.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Akerson hits for cycle as PL beats PR-B
PINE RIVER --The Pequot Lakes Patriots' baseball team rapped out 11 hits and launched three home runs en route to a convincing 17-6 victory over the Pine River-Backus Tigers on Friday.
Hitters heat up in win over Tech
As the temperature rises, high school hitters are beginning to catch up to pitchers.
Staples-Motley girls win Fergus Falls Invite
FERGUS FALLS -- Mary Hasselberg shot a 77 and Melanie Wilson shot an 83 to earn the Staples-Motley Cardinals the championship in the Fergus Falls Invitational golf tournament Friday with a team score of 339.
Brainerd softball team improves to 8-5
ST. CLOUD -- Melynda Ringstrom struck out four and gave up three walks and no earned runs to help the Brainerd Warriors to a 7-2 win over the St. Cloud Tech Tigers in Central Lakes Conference softball Thursday.
Warriors rally for extra inning win over Maple Grove
PRINCETON-- The Brainerd Warriors baseball team rallied twice, the first time with three runs that tied the game in the bottom of
S-M, C-I split in baseball
STAPLES --The Staples-Motley Cardinals split a doubleheader with the Crosby-Ironton Rangers, winning the first game 8-4 and dropping the second by a score of 10-5 in Mid-State Conference baseball Thursday.
Rangers set school record in Grand Rapids Invitational win
GRAND RAPIDS -- Kelly Uglem was the individual Medalist winner for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers girls golf team as they took first place Friday in the Grand Rapids Invitational with a team score of 340, setting a school record.
S-M boys, girls win own track meet
STAPLES -- Adam Barnett and Jacque Peterson each won two events to help the Staples-Motley boys' and girls' teams win the Cardinals' invitational track and field meet Thursday.
Warriors still unbeaten in tennis
ST. CLOUD --The Brainerd Warriors tennis team is still perfect. The Brainerd squad ran its record to 6-0 in the Central Lakes Conference and 6-0 overall with a 5-2 dual meet victory over the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles Friday.
Brainerd remains unbeaten in tennis
LITTLE FALLS -- Erik Bohn and Paul Tuchscherer claimed the top two singles wins for the unbeaten Brainerd Warriors as they defeated the Little Falls Flyers 6-1 in Central Lakes Conference action Thursday.
Verndale beats Pillager in slugfest
VERNDALE --The Verndale Pirates softball team scored eight runs in the bottom of the first inning and posted a 15-12 triumph over the Pillager Huskies Friday.
Twins take steps to prevent future fan problems
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins are considering plans to boost security and cut off alcohol sales sooner in hopes of preventing a repeat of Wednesday night's unruliness.
Vikings ponder final season with Carter
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Cris Carter's career with the Minnesota Vikings was taking off just as Jake Reed arrived in Minnesota in 1991.
Ventura apologizes for fan rowdiness at Yankees game
ST. PAUL (AP) -- New York left-fielder Chuck Knoblauch wasn't impressed with Gov. Jesse Ventura's apology for the abuse Minnesota Twins fans heaped on him when the Yankees visited the Metrodome.
Timberwolves to play exhibition game in Germany
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- For the second time in three seasons, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been chosen to represent the NBA in a foreign country.
Twins deal Royals fourth straight loss
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Mark Redman has a theory about pitching. He believes there's no such thing as an easy outing.
Carter says this will be his last season
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter, one of only two players in NFL history with more than 1,000 receptions, plans to retire after this season.
Judge grants second delay in civil case against Haskins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota's civil lawsuit against Clem Haskins was delayed another 60 days after the former coach's attorney said he believes a federal criminal inquiry into the men's basketball program is nearly over.
Bringing up baby in the digital age
Rare is the parent who does not want to give his child every advantage in life, a mission that usually starts before the child is even born.
Intel move could boost PC market
By now, the pattern is well established.
The battle for digital living rooms is joined
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- What do you get when you combine the features of a cable box, a VCR, a stereo and a computer? Plenty of companies are spending billions of dollars to find out.
Firm has 100 booked for future flights
ARLINGTON, Va. -- When space tourist Dennis Tito returns to Earth on Sunday, plenty of others will be lined up to take his place.
Web sites make learning fun for toddlers
If you're looking for high-tech toys to make sure your baby gets off to a fast start in the digital age, here are some Web sites to browse:
High-speed Web access reaches the broadband deprived
High-speed Internet service has arrived in Almena, no thanks to the local telephone and cable TV monopolies that serve the town of 420 people in northern Kansas.
Qualcomm updates Eudora
Qualcomm released version 5.1 of its Eudora e-mail program last week, offering minor enhancements and bug fixes for Mac and Windows users.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Widely scattered showers north half...Showers and thunderstorms likely south. Highs from the mid 50s northwest to around 70 south.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of light showers south. Partly cloudy north. Highs in the 50s and 60s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy south with a few showers. Partly to mostly sunny central and north. Highs in the 60s.
FEMA inspectors to look at Wisconsin damage
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- Teams of inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured four counties Friday to assess damage from Mississippi River flooding and storms.
Teams to begin assessing state flood, storm damage
ST. PAUL -- Teams of federal and state officials fanned out across Minnesota on Friday to assess the damage from this spring's flooding and a tornado that struck the town of Glenville on Tuesday.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Occasional showers west and south. A chance of showers northeast. Highs from the upper 50s southwest to the middle 60s northeast. Tonight...Showers and thunderstorms likely south. Mostly cloudy north with a chance of showers. Lows from the middle 40s northeast to the middle 50s southwest.
Forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Increasing cloudiness northwest. Showers and a few thundershowers south central and southeast. Highs 55 to 65.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny north. More clouds elsewhere with scattered showers...Mainly this morning. Highs from the mid 50s to the mid 60s.
Iowa state forecast
Flash flood watch for today and tonight for southwest iowa...
The Weather Elsewhere
Wisconsin state forecast
This afternoon...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers south and west... Sprinkles central. Highs from the mid 50s to mid 60s. Cooler near lake michigan and lake superior.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Periods of rain central and east...With a chance of thunderstorms south central and southeast. Showers likely southwest and a chance of showers northwest. Highs in the 50s west and north to the 60s southeast.
Weather drawing by Beth Schuldheisz of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Morning clouds south central and southeast...Otherwise mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s.
Weather drawing by Anna Jackson in the Baxter School fourth-grade class of Mr. Trucano.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- She wasn't the most athletic. Nor was she a villain. But Tennessee nurse Tina Wesson is $1 million richer anyway after winning "Survivor: The Australian Outback."
Many thanks yous to board members and several mentors and parents for making the Parent Mentor Program's second annual Garage Sale a fun success.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
North-South: Ann Whalen and Phyllis DeRosier, 92.5; Clif Johnson and Marv Falk, 81; and Mark Anderson and Clayton Haglin, 78. East-West: Tom and Carol Vind, 93.5; Bruce Eastman and Patrick Spradlin, 84.5; and Warren and Betty Nelson, 78.5.
A joint memorial service of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary will be 7 p.m. Monday at the American Legion Club, 708 Front Street. Members who have passed away in 2000-200
Philippines quiet as authorities look for alleged plotters
MANILA, Philippines -- Authorities in the Philippines said they were searching Saturday for opposition leaders accused of involvement in a plot to seize power by killing President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her ousted predecessor, Joseph Estrada.
Lebanese look to country's future direction
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- While Lebanon's prime minister was agreeing with President Bush at the White House on the need to end Middle East violence, other Lebanese leaders seemed to have the opposite in mind.
Pope arrives in Syria to retrace St. Paul's journeys, navigate Mideast politics
DAMASCUS, Syria -- After working to defuse Orthodox anger in Greece, Pope John Paul II arrived in the Mideast on Saturday with a plea for Arabs and Israelis to make peace. But references by his host, hard-line Syrian President Bashar Assad, to Jewish persecution of Jesus reflected persisting hatreds that will be hard to overcome.
President lauds U.S.-Mexico ties
WASHINGTON -- President Bush pledged to work to cement ties with Mexico, "putting old fears and quarrels behind us," as he and Democrats courted Hispanic Americans by honoring a popular Mexican holiday.
Palestinians say Israeli soldiers killed militant leader
ARTAS, West Bank -- Israeli soldiers shot and killed a local leader of the radical Islamic Jihad movement in the West Bank on Saturday morning, members of the militant group and Palestinian security officials said.
Mints work hard to make change for euro switch
ROME -- Coin after coin, presses are working at full speed to mint euros in time for next year's currency changeover. Italy's two mints have bought new equipment and doubled their staff size to a total of 150.
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