ILLEGAL DRUGS -- Brainerd police arrested a 17-year-old male at 708 Front St. for felony possession of methamphetamine.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a fire at 6:31 p.m. Sunday in a shed at 602 James St. in Brainerd.
The Brainerd Police Department reported a man riding a bicycle was injured Friday after being pushed into traffic on Washington Street.
Franco repeats as Compaq Classic champion
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- As he began the second round of the Compaq Classic, defending champion Carlos Franco found himself tied with Blaine McCallister. It was still that way 55 holes later.
Depressed men, not women, face greater risk of heart death
CHICAGO (AP) -- New research gives depressed men something else to lament: They face an increased risk of dying from heart disease.
Consumers ho-hum about biotech foods
CHICAGO -- Europeans and Japanese don't want gene-altered crops. Frito-Lay, McDonald's and Gerber have rejected them, too. But grocers say American consumers don't seem to care one way or the other -- at least not yet.
Ventura's plan for license tab cuts clears crucial hurdle
ST. PAUL -- Despite several misgivings, House and Senate tax writers on Saturday adopted Gov. Jesse Ventura's plan to cap all vehicle registration fees at $99 once a car is three years old.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Leesha Flanagan and Betsy Palmer of Brainerd Community College will leave for Midland, Texas, Sunday after qualifying for the National Junior College Tennis Tournament which will be held May 12-14.
Session speeds toward finish
ST. PAUL -- After spending the weekend filling in details, lawmakers viewed today as the time to polish session-ending bills and get them ready for floor votes Tuesday.
Ventura's party puts out call for members
ST. PAUL -- Wanted: Independent-minded voters to elect same to Minnesota House and Senate seats in November. Apply below.
Teens learn True Love Waits
Scores of teens and young adults turned out for the True Love Waits crusade on Saturday night at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd.
State shuts Hmong slaughterhouse in Hugo
HUGO (AP) -- State officials have ordered Seng Lee to close down his custom slaughterhouse in Hugo or face a $700 fine and up to a year in jail.
BAXTER --The Baxter Police Department reported the Japanese exchange student reported missing May 1 was found Sunday riding her bicycle in Baxter.
Jim Maus, the son of Gilbert and Joyce Maus of Pierz, was selected as student of the month for May by the youth activities committee of Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615.
Light rail spared in transportation deal
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A near-complete transportation package pumps more than $500 million in road and bridge construction and keeps funding for light-rail transit intact.
Big Game jackpot grows to $325 million
ATLANTA -- The Big Game lottery jackpot, already the largest in U.S. lottery history, grew to $325 million today.
Ample budget surpluses could mean no brakes on spending
WASHINGTON -- Chalk up another effect of the sizzling economy: The federal budget is so flush that there should be plenty of money for lawmakers' election-year spending demands without fear of dipping into Social Security reserves.
Apartment of Love Bug suspect raided
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine investigators today raided the apartment of a suspect believed to be linked to the ''ILOVEYOU'' computer virus and found computer magazines, diskettes and other equipment, officials said.
Fire in New Mexico burns 5,000 acres near monument
WHITE ROCK, N.M. -- Parts of the Los Alamos National Laboratory were evacuated as firefighters today battled a blaze that had been set to improve the watershed in Bandelier National Monument but spread out of control, scorching at least 5,000 acres.
Barak, Arafat fail to bridge gaps in summit
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat failed to bridge ''very large gaps,'' making it unlikely a peace treaty outline will be ready by next week's target date, summit participants said today.
'Kiss Me, Kate,' 'The Music Man' lead Tony nominations
NEW YORK -- The musical comedy classics ''Kiss Me, Kate'' and ''The Music Man'' drew the most Tony nominations today for the best of the Broadway season. Notably missing from the best musical category was Disney's lavish version of ''Aida.''
What's Gore really like?
WASHINGTON -- The forward hatch of Air Force Two operates a bit like a stage curtain: On the outer side of the threshold, Al Gore is in pressed pants and hairspray. Inside, the man the Secret Service code-named ''Sundance'' pads about in flip-flops and short shorts, with a briefing book or cold Heineken in hand.
Serious crime drops again
WASHINGTON -- With serious crime down 7 percent last year, the nation is eight years into its longest-running crime decline on record, but experts see signs that a bottoming-out is coming.
O'Connor receives prayer, tributes
NEW YORK -- Despite 90-degree heat and a formidable line of mourners, Ruth Connell waited patiently to pay her respects to Cardinal John O'Connor.
Actor Fairbanks Jr. dies at age 90
NEW YORK -- He earned a chestful of medals, wrote stories, acted in some 75 movies, produced television shows and served as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's special envoy.
Another key day looms in Cuban boy case
ATLANTA (AP) -- The frenzy surrounding Elian Gonzalez is expected to take a decidedly dry turn this week as the international custody case goes before the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
Residents begin cleaning up in wake of floods
UNION, Mo. -- With the walls of water that had carried off cars and mobile homes gone, residents of Franklin and Jefferson counties began the heartbreaking task of cleanup.
Redman pitches Twins to win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The return of manager Phil Garner and third baseman Dean Palmer didn't help the Detroit Tigers.
Stars advance to conference finals
DALLAS -- For some reason, Joe Nieuwendyk was off to a slow start in the postseason.
Cuban baseball player takes off
ST. PAUL -- A Cuban college baseball player remained missing today while his teammates said they were trying hard not to be distracted by his possible defection.
Heat edge bitter rivals
MIAMI -- The fourth quarter started in frantic fashion, with the lead changing hands on almost every basket.
Jazz greats a little closer to retirement?
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Someday Karl Malone and John Stockton will remember a time when they were young men, and when they could beat the Portland Trail Blazers on their home court.
Drysdale doesn't plan on changing despite winning Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Neil Drysdale promises he won't change even though he's now a Kentucky Derby-winning, Hall-of-Fame trainer.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Laura Davies shot a 2-over-par 72 but held on for a two-stroke victory over Dottie Pepper at the Philips Invitational.
Minnesota sweeps doubleheader from Indiana, winning 4-3, 7-0
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jason Kennedy hit a bases-leaded single for the winning run in the first game and Chadd Clarey and Bob DeWitt combined for a shutout in the second as Minnesota beat Indiana 4-3 and 7-0 Sunday.
Shaq leads Lakers to victory
LOS ANGELES -- Shaquille O'Neal was his usual unstoppable self after a sluggish start, dominating the middle and scoring at will.
Lindros' injury doesn't affect Flyers
PHILADELPHIA -- Eric Lindros hasn't played in nearly two months. He may never play again, and the Philadelphia Flyers are prepared to go on without him.
A tip of the cap to Kelly
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins manager Tom Kelly couldn't decide what made him happier: his 1,000th career victory or Joe Mays' best outing of the season.
Damon collects 10th straight hit to lead off game
Johnny Damon is batting 1.000 as a leadoff hitter the last 10 games.
Philly flies past Pens
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers made sure early that they wouldn't get home late.
Lenora A. Doble
VADNAIS HEIGHTS -- Lenora A. Schroeder Pearson Doble, 80, Vadnais Heights, formerly of Aitkin, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul.
Marlin A. Vickstrom
McGREGOR -- Marlin A. Vickstrom, 13, McGregor, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
WASHINGTON -- From the sound of it, you might have thought the Rolling Stones had just taken the stage, although the ballroom of the Washington Hilton would have been an unlikely venue for that. In fact, the person who prompted this thunderous roar at a union convention a few weeks ago was none other than President Clinton.
Session nears end - Dispatch Editorial
As we wrote in this space last week, it's time for lawmakers to wrap up their business and head home.
I believe the headline, "Wenzel's Abortion Measure May Block Funds for Homeless," which ran in The Brainerd Dispatch on May 2, is misleading. It infers that homeless youth would not receive funding under my amendment. Precisely the opposite is true.
Resist lobbyists' snow job
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Los Angeles Times:
Boatless anglers need not pass on opening day
Don't own a boat? That doesn't mean you have to pass on the fishing opener.
DNR predicts long lines for those who wait to buy fishing licenses
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is predicting long lines for those who wait until Friday to buy their fishing licenses.
Advice from the pro Stay on the move to boat spring walleyes
PEQUOT LAKES -- As water in area lakes continues to warm, all signs point to a good walleye opener.
Make no assumptions for early spring crappies
For many reasons, catching early spring crappies receives a disproportionate amount of attention. Within the next few weeks, Minnesota anglers will be thinking of walleyes, and walleyes only. But for now, the crappie is king.
NCMS opens season with 110 cars
North Central Motor Speedway opened its 2000 racing season Saturday as 110 cars jammed the pits.
Stock car racers go to Yaunick when they need a motor built
Steve Yaunick of Brainerd has built 10 motors from the block up for North Central Motor Speedway stock car racers this season, the most he has built in one season.
Earnhardt Jr. becomes first repeat winner of season
RICHMOND, Va. -- The crowd stood to watch the father-son duel in the Pontiac 400, a buzz of anticipation in the air as Dale Earnhardt Jr. chased down his father, a seven-time Winston Cup champion and well-known race finisher.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Results Saturday of the Pontiac Excitement 400 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway, starting position in parentheses, driver, car, laps completed, reason out, if any, and earnings:
Ranger boys runners-up at Barnum meet
BARNUM -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers boys track and field team placed second with 124 points and the girls placed fifth with 85 points Thursday in the Barnum Invitational.
High School Baseball
Raiders clinch division title
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- The Central Lakes College baseball team clinched the MCCC North Division title Saturday by scoring 44 runs in two wins over Northland.
Rochester beats Raider softball team twice
ROCHESTER -- The Central Lakes College softball team lost two games to Rochester Saturday and fell to the No. 2 seed in the Region 13 South Division.
Braves pound Upsala
UPSALA -- The Brainerd Braves pounded out 19 hits Sunday en route to a 10-2 victory over the Upsala Blue Jays in a Victory League amateur baseball game.
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Warrior boys run to fifth place at Hamline track meet
ST. PAUL -- The Brainerd Warriors boys track team finished fifth with 87 points and the girls were seventh with 58 points in the Hamline Relays Saturday.
Warriors sweep 10th annual tournament
In the previous nine years of the Brainerd High School baseball invitational, the Warriors had never swept all three opponents in the weekend event and had beaten Rosemount only once in that span.
Flyers sail past Cardinals
STAPLES -- The Little Falls Flyers flew past the Staples-Motley Cardinals 6-1 Saturday in a non-conference boys' tennis match.
All-century baseball players renew acquaintances
Jerry "Chick" Lyscio playfully wrapped his arms around Wayne Caughey and said he taught Caughey everything he knew about baseball but didn't receive any compensation for his instruction.
Olson pitches Gobblers to third place in tourney
HILL CITY -- Abby Olson pitched all three games for the Aitkin Gobblers Saturday and led her team to third place in the Hill City softball tournament.
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Severe storms rumble across Minnesota
Homeowners in southwest and central Minnesota are in search of stray shingles, garbage cans and other items blown away by severe weather that rumbled across the state, brining tornadoes and golf ball-sized hail.
Storms pass over Great Lakes
Hot, moisture-filled air from the southern Plains was lumbering toward the Great Lakes today, sparking fears of strong storms. A hazy day dawned over the mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Southwest.
Weather drawing by Molly Hoppe in the Riverside School second-grade class of Mrs. Frank.
Tonight -- Mostly cloudy. Decreasing clouds late. Lows middle and upper 40s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Thoughtful gift comes with some extra help
Dear Heloise: I usually give plants as gifts to friends and family. When I do, I've found it's a good idea to include care instructions or a booklet on the plant.
Sadness over teen's suicide is knowing help was there
DEAR ABBY: I have just returned from my godson's funeral. He committed suicide -- at age 18. He had been captain of both the football and basketball teams in high school, had lettered in a third sport and had graduated with honors. He was doing well as a college freshman, but to solve a temporary problem, he chose a solution that was final.
Names and faces
BOSTON (AP) -- Four decades ago, Betty Friedan's ''The Feminist Mystique'' became the bible of the women's movement. Now she wants to liberate the elderly -- a group she also sees as overlooked.
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