STAPLES -- Diane Gillespie, Staples, recently been promoted to team manager by Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company selling upscale, convenience-driven gourmet foods.
Housing stock expands in Brainerd lakes area
Owner-occupied housing in the lakes area expanded during the 1990s.
The community strategy team will present information to the public about the team's project to work with the Potlatch mill from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Tornstrom Auditorium in Washington Middle School in Brainerd.
ONAMIA -- Grand Casino Mille Lacs is completing the second phase of a construction project that will allow guests to enjoy an improved non-smoking section and new dcor.
Most consumers don't mind getting special offers stuffed into their bills and credit card statements, but only if they're tailored to their buying preferences.
Study shows near-retirees losing ground
WASHINGTON -- Despite the longest period of economic prosperity in American history, most older workers are less well-provisioned for retirement than they were when the growth began, according to a new study released Thursday.
Around the watercooler
SUMMER JOBS: The Employment Policy Foundation of Washington, D.C., says nearly 60 percent of employable teen-agers -- around 8 million -- will join the labor force this summer, whether it's to flip burgers, be camp counselors or work at the local mall. The other 40 percent will spend the summer traveling, going to summer school or doing volunteer work.
Small caps shine in a difficult market
NEW YORK -- Cobalt Corp. Boyd Gaming. Brookline Bancorp.
Motivational speaker to give CLC graduation address
Kenneth Mills, a motivational speaker and Outstanding Alumnus, will present the commencement address at Central Lakes College, where nearly 700 graduates will receive degrees, diplomas and certificates this month.
Sugar and spice and not so nice
WASHINGTON -- Almost 600 mothers and daughters, with a dozen or so dads dragging behind, jammed a suburban auditorium this week to learn more about the Teenage Crisis of the Moment: alpha girls.
DEAR ABBY: Two different professional counselors have told me my husband is emotionally abusive. I just don't see it.
Tweens living in the glitter years
Girl's clothing stores these days look almost like discos.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 500. Last Friday: 2,069. Year Ago Friday: 493. Thursday actual: 389.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 211, a year ago 186.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
ROYALTON -- A 56-year-old Royalton man was injured in a single-vehicle accident reported at 1:25 a.m. Saturday on Nature Road near Royalton, the Morrison County Sheriff's Department reported
Erik and Staci Strowbridge, Fridley, a boy, Austin Thomas, 11 pounds, 4 ounces, May 2, 2002. Grandparents are Thomas and Lynn Strowbridge, Baxter, and Don and Lorraine Mathiowetz, Coon Rapids. Great-grandparents are Herb and Lila Strowbridge, Brainerd.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
Victims of clergy abuse
Little Falls School Board
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Hasselberg medals, Pequot wins tourney
FERGUS FALLS -- Staples-Motley's Mary Hasselberg won her third-straight girls' golf tournament and the Pequot Lakes Patriots won their second straight tournament as a team Friday at the Fergus Falls Invitational.
Choi leads Compaq Classic golf tourney
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- South Korea's K.J. Choi shot a 7-under-par 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Dan Forsman after the second round of the Compaq Classic.
Looking for a forget-me-not
The great appeal of substances such as the herb ginkgo biloba or vitamin E is that they are not prescription drugs. They're also relatively cheap and easily available. "Baby boomers are much more likely than previous generations to
Memory researchers are trying to light corners of mind
Maybe it's a sign of a ma
Brainerd man arrested on drug charges
A 36-year-old Brainerd man was arrested Wednesday at a northeast Brainerd residence for possession of methamphetamine.
This was Brainerd
MAY 5 - 80 years ago (1922) - Florence Oil Cook Stoves. Clean, neat, compact. Burns kerosene. Bakes, cooks and roasts. Heat automatically controlled by lever handles. No wicks, no valves. Alderman-Maghan Co., Brainerd.
Eighteen colts ran in the 128th Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Look for details in Sports Monday.
Fire destroys Jaycees Park building
Fire destroyed a storage building and burned part of a hockey rink at Jaycees Park on Saturday, causing thousands of dollars in damage.
BAXTER -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation is asking motorists to be alert for lane closures and traffic shifts on Highway 371 while the interchange between the C. Elmer Anderson Memorial Highway and Business Highway 371 is being constructed.
Survey: Lakes area home prices are rising faster than incomes
Greater understanding of housing trends, challenges and growth is coming from a Brainerd lakes area housing study.
Four BHS grads to be inducted into Hall of Fame
Four graduates who left an imprint from the halls of the state Capitol to the battlefields of Bataan will be honored this month as the newest members of the Brainerd High School Hall of Fame.
Bill requires clergy to report child abuse
BOSTON (AP) -- Acting Gov. Jane Swift signed into law Friday a bill that adds priests and other clergy to the list of professionals who must report sexual abuse of children to authorities.
Police and National Guard officers search for victims of deadly Appalachian floods
WELCH, W.Va. (AP) -- State Police and National Guard officers went door to door in search of victims of devastating Appalachian floods that left at least four people dead and 11 others missing.
Most of Bush's goals for peace in the Middle East prove elusive
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite a handful of hopeful events in the Middle East, the goals President Bush outlined a month ago in his big push for peace have proved mostly elusive.
Dispute rages over federal quotas for salmon recovery
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Salmon once returned to the Columbia River system in the millions. By the 1990s, only a few hundred were finding their way back to some streams.
Priest in Boston abuse scandal charged with child rape
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- One of the most notorious figures in the sex scandal engulfing the Boston archdiocese has agreed to return to Massachusetts to face charges that he repeatedly raped a boy over a seven-year period in the 1980s.
Bush optimistic U.S., Russia can reach nuclear pact
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush expressed optimism Friday that the United States and Russia will reach a major nuclear arms reduction agreement that he can sign with President Vladimir Putin at a Moscow summit in three weeks.
Lady Bird Johnson in fair condition after apparent stroke leaves her unable to speak
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Lady Bird Johnson was hospitalized in fair condition Saturday after suffering a mild stroke that left her unable to speak, officials said.
Eight inmates die in county jail fire
BAKERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Fire broke out at a county jail in the mountains of western North Carolina, killing eight inmates who were trapped inside and injuring 13 other people, authorities said.
Archdiocese of Boston pulls out of settlement with accusers of defrocked priest
BOSTON (AP) -- The Archdiocese of Boston has pulled out of a settlement agreement with 86 people who accuse now-defrocked priest John Geoghan of sexual abuse, saying the deal -- estimated to be worth $15 million to $30 million -- was too expensive.
There's a good chance beheaded girl in Missouri is missing Miami girl, investigators contend
MIAMI (AP) -- The beheaded body of a child found last year in Kansas City, Mo., is so similar to a missing 5-year-old Miami girl that investigators feel they might be a match.
Pipe bombs explode in mailboxes in rural Illinois and Iowa
MILAN, Ill. (AP) -- In an attack described as domestic terrorism, pipe bombs accompanied by anti-government propaganda exploded in six mailboxes in rural parts of Illinois and Iowa, injuring six people.
49ers' Owens scores seven points in USBL debut
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- Declaring his pro basketball debut was "very average," Terrell Owens will have at least one more chance to redeem himself.
Gehrig's speech to be repeated in ALS tribute
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lou Gehrig's famous farewell speech, in which he called himself "the luckiest man on the face of the earth," will be repeated by celebrities in 15 major league parks before games on June 1.
Dick Schaap wins APSE's Red Smith Award
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dick Schaap went about the business of journalism with a twinkle in his eye, never taking himself or his subject too seriously.
No repeat performances for Cameron or Lilly
So much for any repeat performances from Mike Cameron or Ted Lilly.
Danthebluegrassman out of Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- War Emblem has early speed. Easy Grades and Lusty Latin are closers. Essence of Dubai is the only colt to have won at 1 1/4 miles.
Braves rookie pulled after seven hitless innings
Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox never wavered, and Damian Moss didn't complain.
Celtics rout 76ers
BOSTON (AP) -- From one great rivalry to another.
Hurricanes record opening game win in Eastern Conference semis
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- There was a time in the second half of the season that the Carolina Hurricanes couldn't buy a win at home. Now, they've got four straight -- in the playoffs.
Even 25 years later, Pele remains a soccer icon
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) -- A quarter-century after he last played, Pele remains a soccer icon. And as worldwide ambassador for "the beautiful game," Pele is a combination of Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali.
Hammond comes out of retirement to pitch for his kids
ATLANTA (AP) -- Chris Hammond wasn't one of those ex-players who missed the game.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Mildred "Millie" Nickel, 67, Pequot Lakes, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at her home.
Dorothy M. Slaughter
Dorothy Marie Slaughter, 82, Pine River, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Woodhaven Senior Community in Brainerd.
ST. CLOUD -- Sarah Couliette, 58, Staples, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Elsa S. Kajer
NEW PRAGUE -- Elsa S. Kajer, 93, New Prague, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at Mala Strana Nursing Home in New Prague.
Lena I. Meinhardt
STAPLES -- Lena Irene Meinhardt, 90, Staples, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at the Staples Care Center.
Bush foreign policy looks more like Clinton programs
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's foreign policy is looking more and more like the Clinton administration programs he once scorned: increased involvement in Mideast peacekeeping, overtures to Russia, lengthy deployment of U.S. forces abroad and "nation building."
We all can now use sparklers and cherry bombs to celebrate the Fourth of July without fear of being cuffed. Good.
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Don't take Russia for granted
Unless American policy changes significantly before Presidents Bush and Vladimir V. Putin meet in late May, the possibility of a historic U.S.-Russian partnership may be lost.
Election won't be about terrorism
RALEIGH, N.C.--Karl Rove's midterm campaign analysis isn't working--not here in this key Senate battleground state and nowhere else I can find.
Dispatch editorial board
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'How I'll fish the opener'
Next Saturday it's time for all good men and women to abandon the yard work, forget about the garage or basement that needs cleaning, put off the visit to Mom and Dad and take part in the great Minnesota tradition known as Opening Day.
On the wings of spring
The photos on this page are a few of my favorites from the many I've taken this spring. Included is a mallard duck, a bird common in Minnesota, and a colorful painted bunting, a bird that rarely visits the state. It is, in fact, the only painted bunting I've ever seen.
DNR closes several lakes, streams to protect walleyes
Several lakes and streams in Minnesota will be closed to fishing for the May 11 fishing opener to protect walleyes.
Marvelous May and migratory bird day
I pray to the birds because I believe they will carry the messages of my heart upward. I pray to them because I believe in their existence, the way their songs begin and end each day--the invocations and benedictions of Earth.
Ospreys keep their nest
TWIG, Minn. (AP) -- After several attempts to remove a pair of ospreys from atop a power pole here, Minnesota Power officials have decided to let them stay.
DNR advises people to leave wildlife alone
Each spring the DNR gets phone calls from people concerned about providing proper care for what they believe is orphaned newborn or juvenile wildlife. While attempts to "rescue" young wildlife are made with the best intentions, in most cases the efforts are counterproductive to the best interests of the animals involved.
On May 18-19, Mille Lacs Lake at Onamia, Minnesota, will be the site of the largest professional walleye tournament ever. Four hundred and sixty teams from 22 states are expected to compete. The tournament combines 210 teams fr
1-31 -- Arbor Month
Cold weather chills early season crappie fishing
Spring crappie fishing has a special appeal for Minnesota anglers. It's a great tonic for cabin fevered minds, you can catch a ton of crappies and balmy spring evenings out on the water can be exquisite.....well, except for this year.
Have a great opener by using tried-and-true tactics
DNR fisheries chief Ron Payer believes that walleye prospects look "very good" for the May 11 opener. Exact conditions depend upon what region they target and the weather that day, Payer said.
Kelly Bies and Michael Tuchscherer announce their engagement. Parents are Edy and Tom Bies, Hudson, Wis., and Carol and Dave Tuchscherer, Baxter. A July wedding is planned in Hudson.
Jody Rudlang and Kyle Beeck were married Feb. 2, 2002, at First Lutheran Church in Pine River with Pastor John Twiton officiating.
Tom and Debbie Pieri, Baxter, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Tuesday. They were married May 7, 1977, in Rogers.
Diondra Gottsch and Nick Putnam were married Feb. 23, 2002, at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa with Pastor Kurt Wied officiating.
Karin Ruth Lindberg and Paulo Vicente Valenza were married June 22, 2001, at Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., with Pastor Jeff Manion officiating.
Kendra Joy Lindberg and Steven Michael Stevens were married Jan. 4, 2002, at Standale Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., with Pastor Vic Wilson officiating.
Roy and Lucille Rogers, Pillager, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married April 16, 1962.
Jessie J. Israel and Casey S. Betting announce t
Four generations gathered were Hayley Larson, daughter, Two Harbors; Jodie Larson, mother, Two Harbors; Cheryl Hawkinson, grandmother, Brainerd; and Virginia Pieper, great-grandmother, Brainerd.
Christina Wiese and Adam Henkensiefken announce their engagement. Parents are Bruce and Carol Wiese, Nisswa, and Guy and Kala Henkensiefken, Baxter. A May 24 wedding is planned at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.
Tanya Eld and Timothy Ramos announce their engagement. Parents are Kevin Eld, Duluth, and Pamela Tester, Brainerd, and Wesley Wickham, Brainerd, and Marguerita Ramos, St. Leonard, Md. A June 29 wedding is planned at Gregory Park in Brainerd.
Laura Ann Larson and Tony Good announce their engagement. Parents are Tom and Annette Good, Staples, and Arthur and Betty Lou Larson, Le Mars, Iowa. A May 25 wedding is planned in St. Cloud.
Amanda Tedford and Josh Couch announce their engagement. Parents are John and Gina Tedford, Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Ron and Jan Finger, Baxter. A 2 p.m. June 7 wedding is planned at the Monarch Gardens in Idaho Falls.
Maijaliisa Korpela and Jim Boileau Jr. announce their engagement. Parents are Dennis and Barbara Korpela, Carlton, and Jim and Connie Boileau, Brainerd. A July 6 wedding is planned at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Duluth.
Ward Burton wins pole for Pontiac 400
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- With his name on a track-record qualifying run at a place just 60 miles from his home, Ward Burton seemed a likely source of appreciable excitement at Richmond International Raceway.
Ventura says he'll fight to block income disclosure bill
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura promised to veto a bill requiring him to disclose his private income and threatened Friday to sue if lawmakers enact the proposal over his objection.
Vandalism to buses delays school in Two Harbors
TWO HARBORS (AP) -- Vandals slashed tires on seven school buses early Friday, leading to a two-hour delay in the start of classes.
Happenings at the state DFL convention
Gubernatorial candidate Ole Savior has only one delegate confirmed to endorse him at the state DFL convention on Saturday, but he says that's enough.
McKenna retires as president of sugar cooperative
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- Thomas W. McKenna will retire as president of United Sugars Corp., the marketing cooperative announced Friday.
FBI investigating teen prostitution in Duluth port
DULUTH (AP) -- The FBI has formally joined the Duluth Police Department's investigation into teen prostitution on vessels anchored at the city's harbor, authorities said Friday.
Man with many drunken driving convictions sentenced in escape
DETROIT LAKES (AP) -- A judge on Friday sentenced a man to a year in jail as punishment for his escape while serving time on his 23rd drunken driving convictions.
DFLers nominate Hatch, Humphrey and Wellstone
MINNEAPOLIS -- Friday was unity day at the DFL state convention, as delegates unanimously endorsed U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone for a third term, Mike Hatch for a second term as attorney general and Buck Humphrey for secretary of state.
Ventura signs bill banning ATVs from forests
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura signed a bill banning off-road travel in state forests by all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes and other off-road vehicles.
St. John's abbot talks about sexual abuse cases
COLLEGEVILLE (AP) -- After reviewing cases of sexual abuse by monks at St. John's Abbey, the abbot of the central Minnesota monastery says he has recognized patterns of abuse and has not found any cases that have required him to notify law enforcement.
Aitkin, Wadena-Deer Creek lose in area softball games
Braham 8, Aitkin 4
Kahl, Riley lead Pierz to 11-1 win over Rockford
LORETTO -- Pierz Pioneer pitcher John Kahl gave up just one hit in an 11-1 Central Minnesota Conference baseball victory over Rockford Friday.
Christianson makes noise in baseball
VERNDALE -- Verndale's Chad Christianson hasn't enjoyed the storybook senior year he hoped he would.
Area events Saturday
Stock Car Racing
S-M track teams win titles
STAPLES -- Staples-Motley boys' and girls' track and field teams won titles in the Cardinals' Invitational Thursday.
Brainerd tennis team records eighth loss, fifth by one point
After a bout with mononucleosis, Paul Tuchscherer flashed back into the Brainerd Warrior tennis lineup Friday.
Two more area bowlers named to hall of fame
In any sport, whether it's baseball or golf, hockey or football, remembering and recognizing the people and athletes that pioneered the game is important.
If you have ever been at a certain lakes area fast-food restaurant for breakfast, and overheard a retiree talking baseball, chances are you have encountered Paul Affeldt.
'Rumble on the Range' May 18 at Crosby-Ironton
R and R Pro Wrestling will present the "Rumble on the Range" 7:30 p.m. May 18 at the Crosby-Ironton High School gym.
Local sports shorts
The Crosslake Women's Golf League will begin on Wednesday at Crosswoods Golf Course on County Road 3 in Crosslake.
Warriors defeat Maple Grove
PRINCETON -- Brainerd Warrior senior Joey Tautges finished 3-for-3 and picked up the win thanks to scoreless relief as the Warriors pounced on Maple Grove at the Princeton Tournament Friday.
Judge to rule in about four weeks on Korey Stringer's case
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A district judge said Friday that he will rule in about four weeks on the motion to dismiss the Minnesota Vikings in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Korey Stringer.
Concordia-Moorhead names new women's hockey coach
MOORHEAD (AP)-- Kerry Norman was named the head women's hockey coach at Concordia-Moorhead College on Friday.
Twins rally after poor first inning to bite Tigers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Doug Mientkiewicz is finding that the second time around is more difficult, but it's also much more satisfying.
Getting around gets easier
CASHAPAMPA, Peru -- I can read maps all right. I'm pretty handy with a compass, and I've got a decent enough sense of direction.
Beware of freeware set to commandseer a PC
Just say no.
Warfare on the Web: Be ready to repel viruses
WASHINGTON -- The trench warfare between virus authors and their victims reached an extreme in early March, when an e-mail from the "Microsoft Corporation Security Center" landed in my inbox.
Costly annoyance or free speech?
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- In some parts of the country, so-called "junk faxes" are banned as an annoying, costly burden to the recipient.
New fax of life
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- At Boeing Co., workers no longer spend hours hovering over a fax machine. Instead, the aerospace giant uses the Internet to send 18,000 faxes and receive 15,000 each month via e-mail.
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Iowa state forecast
Rest of today...Sunny southeast...Partly cloudy central and northwest with isolated showers. Highs in the lower 60s northwest to mid 70s far southeast.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...A chance of light showers extreme east until mid morning. Skies becoming mostly sunny west and partly sunny east. Cooler with highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Mostly sunny. Highs 50 northeast to the lower 60s southwest.
Weather drawing by Caylea Franzen in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds with a chance of showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms central and east this morning. Decreasing clouds this afternoon. Highs in the 50s north to middle 60s south.
Chapter DV, P.E.O. will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the home of Bunny Ferrell with Marty Ingels assisting. Program: Sue Kuhn. Exemplification/By Laws/Proceeding.
Ferry carrying nearly 150 people sinks in southern Bangladesh
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A ferry carrying about 150 passengers sank in a storm in southeastern Bangladesh, and officials said Saturday that dozens were feared drowned.
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