Pay increases for state's top CEOs
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Paychecks for the highest-paid chief executives in Minnesota are on the rise, but they still lag behind those of corporate leaders elsewhere, according to a published report.
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club recently announced eight of its $1,000 scholarship winners.
Booklet helps patients take charge of their treatment
DEAR ABBY: Receiving a diagnosis of a serious medical condition can be confusing and overwhelming. Because there is more than one "right" treatment for many medical conditions, it is important that patients gather information so they can work with doctors and other providers to map out which course of treatment to follow. While most people want more information, many do not know where to find information that's based on the best scientific research.
Farmer fancies native grass over corn, soybeans
OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) -- Don Vogt isn't afraid to try new things.
MERRIFIELD -- One person was injured in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 25 Sunday, three miles south of Merrifield.
Brainerd police - THEFT -- Report Sunday of a vehicle owned by Ashley Nielsen, Brainerd, stolen from Casey's, 201 N.E. Washington St.
The Brainerd Fire Department investigated a dumpster fire today at Seventh and Laurel streets in Brainerd.
Annika the Great
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) -- Annika Sorenstam pumped her right fist twice and actually ran -- a couple of strides anyway -- to retrieve the ball from the cup. No, she's not some methodical, unflappable machine.
Cardinals third, Brainerd 11th at S-M golf tourney
STAPLES -- Competing in a field of 19 teams, the host Staples-Motley boys' golfers earned a third-place finish at their tournament Saturday at the Vintage.
Mickelson lets another tournament slip away
NEW ORLEANS -- While David Toms had one of the biggest days of his career, Phil Mickelson experienced another bitter disappointment.
Dayton makes good on his campaign promise
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Twice a month, Sen. Mark Dayton's campaign promise arrives in the mail.
Nursing shortage at heart of contract talks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A growing shortage of nurses and fears about its impact on patients and staff are at the heart of contract talks between 13 Twin Cities hospitals and 9,000 members of the Minnesota Nurses Association.
This was Brainerd
MAY 7 - 80 years ago (1921) - A new thing in stoves and ranges is the Vapor stove shown at the Northern Home Furnishing Co. store. It burns kerosene and generates a large blue flame giving intense heat.
Mobile home plan
A proposed mobile home park closing ordinance will be considered by the Brainerd City Council today. Read more about it in Tuesday's Dispatch.
Gary Phillips, assistant superintendent of the Brainerd School District, will be the guest speaker at the League of Women Voters of the Brainerd lakes area annual meeting Thursday.
Organizers excited about first-ever event
Inclement weather and competition from other events may have intervened Saturday in the Brainerd area's first-ever arts crawl, but an apparent light turnout did little to bridle organizers' enthusiasm for its outcome.
Missing Crosby man sought
CROSBY -- Authorities are searching for a Crosby man missing since Sunday afternoon.
Police kill man mistaken for a burglar in his own apartment
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Police shot and killed a man in his own apartment after a neighbor mistook him for a burglar.
Actor Blake released from hospital as police search for his wife's killer
LOS ANGELES -- Actor Robert Blake's wife, who was shot to death in their car, had a criminal history and any number of people could have "had it in for her," his lawyer said.
Major changes for U.S. military strategy to be unveiled
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is about to unveil sweeping changes in U.S. military strategy, including the formal abandonment of the "two major war" yardstick that for a decade has been used to determine the size of the military, Pentagon officials said Sunday.
Call for Army Corps of Engineers overhaul lost in budget debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Calls to overhaul the Army Corps of Engineers resounded in Congress last year following allegations that top agency officials doctored a justification for a $1 billion river project. Today, those demands have all but disappeared.
U.S. resumes China flight surveillance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Air Force plane on Monday flew the first U.S. reconnaissance flight off China's coast since the April 1 collision between a Navy spy plane and a Chinese fighter jet, a U.S. defense official said.
Television networks take different approaches to McVeigh execution
NEW YORK -- Katie Couric and her former morning television partner, Bryant Gumbel, will both be on location next week covering the execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
Study: Motorists spend 36 hours a year in traffic
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congestion on the nation's highways has gotten so bad that the average person spends 36 hours a year sitting in traffic, a new report says.
'The Producers' receives 15 Tony nominations
NEW YORK -- "The Producers," Broadway's biggest hit in years, received 15 nominations Monday, including a nod for best musical, as the 2001 Tony nominations honoring the best of the Broadway season were announced.
Sandbags go from asset to public health issue
NIOTA, Ill. -- As the Mississippi River surged from its banks last month, 180,000 tons of sand were shoveled into more than 9 million sandbags in towns from Illinois to Minnesota to help hold back the flood waters.
White House says it can't keep gas prices down
WASHINGTON -- President Bush won't stop gasoline prices from rising this summer, the White House said Monday, even if the cost tops $3 per gallon.
Smithsonian chief pulls back plan to close animal research center
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bowing to pressure from scientists and animal lovers, the head of the Smithsonian Institution said Sunday he is withdrawing a proposal to close a research center run by the National Zoo in the Virginia countryside.
LA Kings force 7th game
LOS ANGELES -- Not only won't Los Angeles allow Colorado to win, the comeback Kings refuse to give up a goal.
Mussina wins in return to Camden Yards
Mike Mussina was uncomfortable everywhere but the pitcher's mound in his return to Baltimore.
This date in baseball
1922 -- Jesse Barnes of the New York Giants pitched the only no-hitter of the year, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0.
This date in baseball
May 7 - 1917 -- Babe Ruth of the Red Sox allowed only two hits, outdueling Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators in a 1-0 victory.
O'Neal dominates Game One against Sacramento
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Sacramento Kings gave Shaquille O'Neal a little more room to roam than most teams do.
Monarchos pulls off Derby upset
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The racing world stood poised to welcome its next Triple Crown winner. Point Given, the large, flashy chestnut, was the anointed one.
Dorothy M. Tucker
PINE RIVER -- Dorothy Marie Tucker, 98, Pine River, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Lindsey Lou Brown
Lindsey Lou Brown, infant daughter of Tammy Brown, Brainerd, and Alan Rice, Loretto, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
John Wesley Smith
John Wesley Smith, 83, Brainerd, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
CLARISSA -- Esther Cornelius, 101, Staples, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa.
Alice H. Rosvold
STAPLES -- Alice H. Rosvold, 95, Staples, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at the Greater Staples Care Center.
John 'Jack' B. Boisjolie
TUCSON, Ariz. -- John "Jack" Byron Boisjolie, 65, Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Little Falls, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz.
Hazel M. Nelson
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Hazel Marie Nelson, 82, Portland, Ore., died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, in Portland, Ore.
Dennis E. Conrad
Dennis E. Conrad, 61, Brainerd, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Clarice M. Schoper
LAMBERTON -- Clarice Marjorie Schoper, 68, Lamberton, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Valley View Manor Nursing Home in Lamberton.
I find it appalling that the state's officials would seriously consider spending hard-earned tax dollars to help defray even a portion of the projected $300 million price tag for a new baseball
An unreal budget
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
OTHER OPINIONS - Big prices, profits
It's deja vu all over again.
Pedregon paces NHRA event
COMMERCE, Ga. -- Frank Pedregon scored his fourth career NHRA Funny Car victory at Sunday's Advance Auto Parts NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway, the seventh race of the NHRA's 50th anniversary season.
Victory lifts Stewart into title chase
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A third of the way through the season, Tony Stewart has found his groove, and once again he used the bright lights of Richmond to declare the race on for the 2001 driver's championship.
Dixon's run brightens PacWest's day
NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) -- The PacWest team was down, hardly surprising under the circumstances.
Unser looking for better Indianapolis 500 finish
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Al Unser Jr.'s return to the Indianapolis 500 was a tough learning experience.
Orienta Dam to be removed this summer
DULUTH (AP) -- Xcel Energy and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources plan to remove the Orienta Dam from the Iron River this summer and replace it with a fish barrier.
Both sides criticize plans for forest road ban
DULUTH (AP) -- Northern Minnesota timber industry officials and environmentalists alike are sharply critical of the Bush administration's plans to maintain a road ban in national forests while a revision is crafted.
Project seeks driver's licenses for illegal immigrants
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Two groups that advocate issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants have gained the support of the Minneapolis and St. Paul police chiefs, who say it would make Minnesota's roads safer for everyone.
Minnesotans excited about Dalai Lama's visit
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesotans' enthusiasm for the Dalai Lama's visit this week has not been matched for a world figure since 1990, when then-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev traveled to the state.
Wellstone's book details liberal agenda
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- U.S. Sen Paul Wellstone's new book, "The Conscience of a Liberal; Reclaiming the Compassionate Agenda," offers a liberal view of American politics and current issues.
Strowbridge first, Brainerd wins three relays
ST. PAUL -- Brainerd's Jamie Strowbridge won the discus competition and the Brainerd Warriors' other top performances came in the hurdles, discus and shot put at the eight-team Hamline Relays Saturday.
To be continued
OPOLE -- After 11 innings of play and two extended rain delays, the Brainerd Braves and Opole Bears decided to supsend their Victory League amateur baseball contest Sunday and resume it at a later, and hopefully, drier date.
CLC sweeps Hibbing in baseball
HIBBING -- The Central Lakes College Raiders baseball team ended its regular season on a winning note by sweeping a doubleheader from Hibbing on Saturday. CLC won the opener 7-3 and captured the nightcap 4-1.
Raiders earn share of division softball title, get top seed in region
ROCHESTER -- The Central Lakes College Raiders softball team accomplished quite a bit over the weekend.
Drakes beat Gobblers in fowl battle
BLACKDUCK -- The Aitkin baseball team's rally fell one run short as the Gobblers lost to the Blackduck Drakes 5-4 Saturday.
Pillager, Aitkin lose in softball
OGILVIE -- A young Pillager Huskies softball team struggled at the Ogilvie Invitational on Saturday, losing its first game against the host Lions 10-0.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Warriors split at Princeton tourney
PRINCETON -- The Brainerd Warriors baseball team went 1-1 on the final day of the Princeton tournament Saturday.
Vikings revamp defense
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings had 41 reasons to revamp their defense.
Ortiz to miss six to eight weeks
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Minnesota Twins designated hitter David Ortiz was placed on the disabled list Saturday, a day after breaking his right wrist diving into home plate.
TWINS 4, ROYALS 2
Hawkins wastes two-run lead in Saturday's loss
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- LaTroy Hawkins finally blew a save chance.
Radke first 6-game winner
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Brad Radke was not at his best Sunday. He did enough, though, to become the majors' first six-game winner.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Becoming partly cloudy southwest by late afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s far northwest to around 70 south.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy and windy with scattered showers. Highs 50 to 60.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. Widely scattered showers north during the afternoon. Highs in the 60s to low 70s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy north and partly cloudy south. Breezy with a chance of showers and a few thunderstorms...Especially in the north. Highs from the mid 50s to mid 60s.
Rain in Great Lakes, Deep South; record highs in California
A strong cold front pushing east on Monday was to bring inclement weather from the Great Lakes to the Deep South.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and windy. A chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms north central and east. Highs around 50 northeast to the mid 60s south central and southwest.
Weather drawing by Bryan Koering in the Harrison School fifth-grade class of Mrs. Larson.
The Weather Elsewhere
Names and faces
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Seems pop star Elton John is a fan of Plattsburgh Mayor Daniel Stewart.
Bethel Cemetery Association will have a cleanup May 14, beginning at 6 p.m.
Britain's 'Great Train Robber' returns home from exile
LONDON -- Fugitive train robber Ronnie Biggs, one of the 20th century's most colorful criminals, returned home to Britain Monday and was promptly arrested by Scotland Yard, which had hunted him for years.
American space tourist back on Earth
STAR CITY, Russia -- Dennis Tito ended the world's first paid space vacation Sunday with a fast and fiery descent to Earth and an ecstatic assessment of his multimillion-dollar adventure.
Pope prays for peace in ruined Golan Heights city
QUNEITRA, Syria -- Pope John Paul II took his message of reconciliation to the Golan Heights on Monday, praying for peace and forgiveness in a town where buildings smashed by war with Israel stand as a reminder of continuing conflicts in the Mideast.
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