NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 800.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 67, a year ago 294.
BURGLARY --Thomas Whalen, Apple Valley, reported Friday his cabin on Windy Ridge Road had been broken into.
Brainerd police responded Tuesday to an accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle at Southeast 13th Street and Washington Street.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 123, a year ago 48.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 300.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
Take inventory of your equipment
When was the last time you took inventory of your golf equipment? This is one of the most neglected areas for many golfers. The spring is a great time to take inventory of the condition and proper fit of your equipment. It is simple to do and can lead to immediate game improvement.
Someting for everyone Golfers can play Pine Meadows as they wish
Two words describe Brainerd's own Pine Meadows Golf Course: location and value.
Everyone is welcome to participate in the Monday morning women's golf league at Breezy Point.
Erickson settles in as new pro at Pine Meadows
BAXTER -- With tourists, Brainerd lakes area golf courses also attract better golf professionals to the area.
Scientists map human chromosome associated with Down syndrome
Scientists are making dramatic progress deciphering the human genetic blueprint, having now collected nearly 90 percent of the 3 billion chemical letters that make up the human genome.
Snake venom is promising stroke treatment
CHICAGO -- A blood-thinning drug derived from the venom of the Malayan pit viper can reverse symptoms in stroke victims, researchers reported today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Double M Saddle Club to hold open house
AITKIN -- Area horse enthusiasts are invited to attend the Double M Saddle Club Open House from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the John and Esther SanFelippo farm southeast of Aitkin.
S-M graduate is head coach of IBA team
BISMARCK, N.D. -- For nearly 30 years Joe Joerger has coached basketball, which made dinner time at the Joerger household a little different than it is for most families.
Verndale's Kern powers team to wins
VERNDALE -- Baseball isn't Matt Kern's first love, but his talent is helping the Verndale Pirates to a stellar 11-1 season.
Pierz has never had golfer like Sitzman
PIERZ -- Pierz Pioneers head girls' golf coach Steve Holbrook started the program seven years ago and never has seen a golfer like Amber Sitzman.
CLC computer program sees rapid expansion
Computer courses now outnumber any other department's catalog of college classes at Central Lakes College.
Volunteers from electric cooperatives help spruce up area state parks
Project Green Touch, a new state park clean-up program, kicked off Saturday with volunteers from 30 electric cooperatives in various areas of the state working in their area state parks.
CLC computer graduates took different paths
Three college graduates preparing to enter the hot computer industry job market are proof that divergent personalities are equally fit for the wide-open world of information technology.
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton senior citizens will hold their monthly meeting and potluck at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Cuyuna Range Community Center.
Dedicated Pequot Lakes, Pine River citizens recognized
PEQUOT LAKES -- Dan Frank, director of Pequot Lakes Community Education, considers himself lucky to have a job that allows him to be involved in the community.
15th annual Mineland Clean-Up coming up
CROSBY -- The annual Mineland Clean-Up Program will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17.
Hallett Community Center's financial status updated
CROSBY -- Now that the Hallett Community Center is a reality and many of you are taking advantage of the center's programs to increase your physical and mental wellness, we would like to update the public on our financial status.
Oral history interview training workshops set
The Mississippi Headwaters Board is sponsoring training workshops for interviewers and storytellers who would like to participate in an oral history project titled "Voices of the River, Tributaries from the Past."
Swanson succeeds husband as service award winner in Pine River
PINE RIVER -- There are now two Pine River Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Awards hanging in Swanson Law Offices.
Morrison nutrition slogan contest winners announced
Twenty-nine Morrison County residents recently participated in a nutrition slogan contest.
Beef Quality Assurance meeting to be held in Aitkin
AITKIN -- Central Minnesota beef producers can learn how to zero in on quality beef production at a meeting May 17 in Aitkin.
Riverwood, North Ambulance armed with clot busting medication that optimizes treatment for heart attacks
AITKIN -- Riverwood HealthCare Center, in conjunction with North Ambulance, has been chosen to participate in a study by offering a unique cardiovascular drug that dissolves blood clots in coronary arteries.
Pequot girls' track coach big help to boys, too
PEQUOT LAKES -- Her label is Pequot Lakes head girls' track and field coach, but labels don't begin to describe Molly Olson's job.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- House Education Chairman Harry Mares was back at the Capitol today after being briefly hospitalized.
Anglers may have to worry about snarled traffic before they get chance to think about snarled lines
Anglers traveling to the Brainerd lakes area for the fishing opener this weekend will have more to contend with than snared fishing lines or frustrating attempts at getting the boat motor started.
Police announce arrests in shooting
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Police arrested three young men who admitted killing a 17-year-old bicyclist in a drive-by shooting because they were looking for somebody to kill.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - The Chmielewski Fun Time Polka Band will perform at the Brainerd National Guard Armory on May 16 at 7:30 p.m. The event is being sponsored by the Brainerd Senior Citizens Center to raise money for the continued development of the center at 704 Front Street, Brainerd.
Heartland Animal Rescue Team and the American Humane Association are celebrating "Be Kind To Animals" week through Saturday.
Arrest in Crosslake ends two-week-long federal manhunt
CROSSLAKE -- A two-week-long federal manhunt ended last week in Crosslake.
Tower ordinance approved by county
Telecommunications companies may have more restrictions to work around in Crow Wing County.
Wenzel hails transportation package
Rep. Steve Wenzel, DFL-Little Falls, a member of the Transportation Finance Conference Committe, couldn't be happier with the measure his panel sent to the House and Senate Monday afternoon.
Bonding bill is passed
Happenings Tuesday and this morning at the Minnesota Capitol:
Bunnies running rampant
DULUTH (AP) -- A pair of pet bunnies released on Duluth's Park Point three years ago have reproduced like -- well, rabbits.
Legislators leave time to return for overrides
ST. PAUL -- Legislative leaders today passed all major budget bills of the session and recessed with enough time to spare to return next week for possible veto overrides.
Lillehaug looking for attention in crowded DFL Senate field
A month from now the nine-person scramble that is the DFL Senate race will be narrowed down considerably.
Status of major issues in the Legislature
Gov. Jesse Ventura vetoed a bill that would have required women to receive information about risks, alternatives and fetal development, then wait 24 hours before having abortions in most cases. Another bill allocating money to homeless youth was amended on the House floor to keep public money from going to organizations that provide or promote abortions. Some lawmakers believe Ventura will veto the bill because of that provision. He has yet to consider the measure. Last month, a bill was blocked that would have expanded the scope of charitable donations by state employees over fears that the money could go to groups that provide abortions.
Rain relief Farmers, firefighters overjoyed
Fears of high fire danger were at least temporarily quenched by a good drenching of rain around the state.
Washington Middle School sixth-graders Kristi Takasaki (left) and Maria Swanson were among Tom Diemert's class who chose to plant trees along a stream in Lum Park Tuesday. The seedlings were furnished by the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Wenzel says 371 work could be moved up to 2004 or 2005
The completion date of a four-lane highway extension between Little Falls and Brainerd, already pegged for 2006, might be moved up to 2004 or 2005, Rep. Steve Wenzel said Tuesday.
Legislators set record for length of session
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Legislature has broken the old record of 116 for the number of days met during a two-year session.
Nest stop for loons
Members of the North Long Lake Association have provided a PVC floating loon nesting platform for a common loon in the west bay of North Long Lake. The DNR-approved nest, which is visible from Highway 371, will provide motorists a view of the life cycle of the state bird. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Treat Mom to dinner out: Silver Dragon, Harold's Club, Tank's Club, Lin Club, Myr Mar, Brainerd Country Club, River Inn, The Swiss House, Mr. Steak, Hunter's Inn.
Wellstone urges Grams to drop his competing Hmong citizenship bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Paul Wellstone said Monday that he will make a personal plea to fellow Minnesota Sen. Rod Grams, urging him to drop legislation that Hmong advocates say could slow passage of a Hmong citizenship bill.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A state lawmaker pleaded guilty Tuesday to drunken driving and will serve 30 days, likely under home monitoring.
Twyla Flaws to lead county United Way
Officers have been elected for the Crow Wing County United Way Board of Directors.
Ventura dismisses criticism for being away on last legislative day
ST. PAUL (AP) -- While lawmakers dug in to the Legislature's longest and possibly most important day, Gov. Jesse Ventura spent much of the day at a White House event plugging trade with China.
ST. PAUL -- With legislative leaders promising marathon floor sessions today, at least two conference committees were scrambling to complete their work.
Casino payments at issue in Mille Lacs election race
ONAMIA (AP) -- The challenge for the chief executive seat of the Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa comes amid debate about whether government or individuals can make best use of casino profits.
EPA hearing site changed for Mille Lacs project
GARRISON --The hearing site on the proposed wastewater treatment permit for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe has been changed to Garrison City Hall.
County lifts ban on 371 building
Builders who have waited to develop property along Highway 371 may finally dust off blueprints.
PR delays TIF hearing
PINE RIVER -- The Pine River City Council Tuesday night postponed an advertised public hearing on possible tax-increment financing for Pine River State Bank.
Deal struck on Profile of Learning
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Negotiators today broke a months-long deadlock over the Profile of Learning, which had threatened to keep budget bills from passing and the session from coming to a close.
Fate sealed for unicameral
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A late push to get Gov. Jesse Ventura's unicameral idea before voters fizzled after the Senate refused to take the measure out of committee and put it before all 67 members.
Some people count sheep when they close their eyes.
Safe Place offers help
If you are pregnant and not able to take care of your baby, a new program is here to help you.
School suit settled for $100,000
Capping lengthy closed meeting consultations with legal counsel, the Brainerd School Board announced Monday it has agreed on a $100,000 lawsuit settlement to a former high school student.
Board makes resignations official
The Brainerd School Board made it official Monday by accepting more resignations, some which were already announced.
Two Crow Wing County DFLers were elected to party posts Sunday at the Eighth District DFL convention in Eveleth.
Popular restaurant struggles after hepatits A outbreak
LITTLE CANADA, Minn. (AP) -- The once-popular Hoggsbreath bar and restaurant is suffering in the wake of a hepatitis A outbreak that became public about three weeks ago.
Sex bias suit filed against U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Three female brokers with U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray in California have filed a sex discrimination lawsuit, claiming the investment company lags in hiring women as brokers, denies them management opportunities and steers men into higher-paying jobs.
Minnesota, South Dakota bank robberies might be connected
Authorities believe the same man is responsible for an attempted bank robbery in Pipestone, Minn., and a bank holdup about a half-hour later in Colman, S.D., on the same highway about 25 miles away.
Developers face new guidelines along 371 now
Developers need to now follow new regulations if they want to build along Highway 371.
Bush, showing wide support, opens 8-point lead over Gore in LA Times poll
Erasing the recent Democratic advantage among women and dominating among men, Republican George W. Bush has opened an imposing nationwide lead over Democrat Al Gore, a new Los Angeles Times Poll has found.
Ex-Louisiana governor convicted of racketeering
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Edwin Edwards, the former four-term governor who proudly bragged about his ability to beat prosecutors, has been convicted of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen applying for riverboat casino licenses.
Computer virus hit at least 14 agencies
WASHINGTON -- At least 14 federal agencies were penetrated last week by the ''Love Bug'' computer virus, a government technology expert testified today.
Wild Turkey bourbon warehouse fire fouls city's water
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. -- Schools and some businesses were shut down today to conserve water after a warehouse with thousands of barrels of Wild Turkey bourbon caught fire, shooting flames 50 feet into the air and washing bourbon into the city's water source.
Teacher's skill, passion earn her top honor
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. -- Marilyn Jachetti Whirry, a teacher of Advanced Placement English who today was named National Teacher of the Year, never intended to spend her life in front of a classroom. A more exotic line of work, she felt, would better suit her adventurous spirit.
Stocks drop sharply
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks fell sharply Wednesday as investors nervous about rising interest rates bid prices lower amid a dearth of buyers.
Man accused in Columbine gun case pleads guilty
GOLDEN, Colo. -- A man pleaded guilty Monday to helping Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold get one of the guns they used in the Columbine High School Massacre.
Ford, Carter back Clinton on China trade
WASHINGTON -- With just a few weeks before a vote, President Clinton has invited two former presidents and top officials from past administrations to the White House to help him twist the arms of congressmen who remain undecided about granting permanent normal trade relations to China.
Gay protesters arrested outside Methodist conference
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Police arrested nearly 200 gay rights demonstrators outside the United Methodist Church's General Conference today, one day before church leaders were expected to reaffirm their opposition to homosexuality and same-sex marriages.
Investigators say Osprey crash may have resulted from lift loss
WASHINGTON -- Marine Corps investigators believe last month's MV-22 Osprey crash that killed 19 Marines probably was caused by a loss of aerodynamic lift that forced the aircraft into a fatal nose dive.
Marines declare Osprey aircraft safe for return to flight
WASHINGTON -- One month after the MV-22 Osprey crash that killed 19 Marines in Arizona, the Marines are ready to resume flying the hybrid aircraft that takes off and lands like a helicopter but flies like an airplane.
Missing Cuban baseball player wants to defect
MIAMI (AP) -- Cuban Mario Miguel Chaoui smiled widely at the thought of playing baseball for the Florida Marlins. But he isn't in any hurry.
Man pleads guilty to stabbing best friend in desert
CARLSBAD, N.M. -- A man who claimed his best friend begged him to put him out of his misery after they got lost in the desert without water pleaded no contest Monday to murder.
Murder trial begins for accused rail-riding serial killer
HOUSTON -- Lawyers for a drifter accused of being the Texas Railroad Killer acknowledged Monday that he's responsible for nine murders in three states and entered an insanity plea at the start of his trial for one of the slayings.
Newspaper: Columbine rampage lasted only 30 minutes
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) -- The long-awaited sheriff's report on the Columbine High School shootings says the rampage lasted only 30 minutes and at least six people had been killed or wounded before the first panicked call reached police, the Denver Rocky Mountain News reported today.
O'Connor's pro-life legacy cited at funeral Mass
NEW YORK -- Cardinal John O'Connor's unwavering position on social issues rang out from the altar of St. Patrick's Cathedral, a sign his influence would long outlast his eulogy.
High winds are expected to whip up Los Alamos fire
RUIDOSO, N.M. -- High winds were forecast today for parts of New Mexico where two fires have scorched more than 9,000 acres and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes.
Fire, explosion hit trailer-making plant
DWIGHT, N.D. (AP) -- An explosion and fire destroyed a trailer-making business here early this morning. No injuries were reported.
Survey disputes notion that Internet encourages isolation
NEW YORK -- Far from encouraging social isolation, the Internet enhances communications with friends and families, according to a study released today.
Economy still inspires trust
The stock market's wild volatility in recent months may be a prelude to a bigger shake-up, many investors say.
$366 million jackpot won!
UTICA, Mich. -- Winning tickets in the Big Game lottery were sold in Michigan and Illinois, officials announced today, dashing the hopes of millions whose frenzied buying in seven states pushed the jackpot to a record $366 million.
Clinton proposal would ban roads in 43 million acres of forests
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration today is proposing to ban road building in 43 million acres of roadless federal forests while letting local foresters decide whether to bar activities such as logging, mining and off-road-vehicle use.
McCain endorses Bush
PITTSBURGH -- George W. Bush and John McCain sought to bring their bitter primary battle to a close here Tuesday, with McCain offering a business-like endorsement of his one-time Republican rival and saying he looked forward to ''enthusiastically campaigning'' for Bush against Vice President Al Gore this fall.
Bill calls for spending $45 billion over 15 years to conserve lands
WASHINGTON (AP) -- To critics it's a pork-barrel land grab, but to others an environmental landmark. It's a massive conservation bill that calls for spending nearly $45 billion over 15 years to buy public lands to create new urban parks, protect wildlife and restore eroded beaches, and the House is expected to approve it this week.
Clinton, Democrats offer Medicare prescription plan
WASHINGTON -- Eager to show unity on a key election-year issue, President Clinton and Democratic congressional leaders today unveiled a proposed prescription drug benefit under Medicare that the White House first touted last winter.
Philippine school, student linked to love bug virus
MANILA, Philippines -- A student at a Philippine computer college wrote a password-stealing program very similar to the ''ILOVEYOU'' computer virus that has struck computer systems worldwide, a school official said today.
Bush proposes tax deduction for long-term care insurance
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- Republican George W. Bush today moved further onto traditionally Democratic turf by proposing tax incentives for the elderly to buy health-care insurance and financial relief for people who care for a parent or other elderly relative at home.
Montana regulators approve merger of Qwest, U S West
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana utility regulators approved merger of the U S West and Qwest telecommunications companies Monday, leaving them to get signoffs by Minnesota and four more states so the deal can proceed.
British evacuate Europeans from tense Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone -- British soldiers evacuated European citizens from this tension-filled city today, lifting them away in helicopters from a Freetown hotel crowded with people fleeing violence that has threatened to tear Sierra Leone apart.
Gooden loses first start as NY visitor
Dwight Gooden always liked pitching in New York -- mainly because he was always with the home team.
Pacers whip 76ers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Pacers headed to Philadelphia hoping to sweep the 76ers in the Eastern Conference semifinals for a second consecutive year.
Alomar returns to Indians' lineup
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Sandy Alomar emerged from the Metrodome tunnel and immediately began yelling bits of wisdom to his teammates.
Shaq can't please everyone
LOS ANGELES -- If Shaquille O'Neal can do it to Greg Ostertag, I can do it to Fred Hickman.
Devils beat Toronto, advance
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Martin Brodeur was waiting for shots that never came. Now he's waiting for New Jersey's next playoff opponent.
Cubans beat Tommies
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A visiting Cuban college team finally got to play ball.
Doctor cleared in ex-Celtics star's death
BOSTON (AP) -- Although the verdict provided her with neither solace nor money, Reggie Lewis' widow was able to pocket a small victory in two malpractice trials against her husband's doctor.
O'Neal recognized as NBA's best
LOS ANGELES -- They were small things, but of course, from Shaquille O'Neal's vantage point -- way up above everybody -- everything looks tiny and every complaint seems hardly worth analysis.
Wolverine to enter NBA draft
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan basketball player Jamal Crawford, suspended for 14 games last season and who pledged to return to the Wolverines next season, will make himself eligible for this summer's NBA draft against his coach's wishes, the school said today.
Cleveland pitcher suddenly loses stuff as Twins erupt for 6-5 victory
MINNEAPOLIS -- Nobody could explain Chuck Finley's sudden reversal of fortune. Finley didn't even try.
Jim Courier, who bludgeoned the ball like a baseball slugger and often wore a cap to match, is walking away after 13 years of tournament tennis.
Tribe edges Twins in 10th
MINNEAPOLIS -- Manny Ramirez's RBI single off Bob Wells with two outs in the 10th gave the Cleveland Indians a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
Abbie H. Paffrath
HACKENSACK --Abbie Paffrath, 82, Hackensack, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at St. Joseph's Area Health Services of Park Rapids.
Florence A. Martin
PILLAGER -- Florence A. Martin, 97, Pillager, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at the Greater Staples Care Center.
Judith Ann (Nygard) Thoms
CROSBY -- Judith Ann (Nygard) Thoms, 53, Crosby, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Judy St. Onge
LITTLE FALLS -- Judy St. Onge, 53, Little Falls, died today, May 10, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Margaret B. Simon
MAPLEWOOD -- Margaret B. Simon, 85, Maplewood, formerly of the Brainerd area, died Saturday, May 6, 2000,
Stanley W. Nelson
AITKIN --Stanley Willis Nelson, 75, Aitkin, and formerly of Circle Pines, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at home.
Florence A. Martin
PILLAGER -- Florence A. Martin, 95, Pillager, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Greater Staples Care Center of Staples.
FLENSBURG -- Thomas Primus, 48, Flensburg, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at his home.
Margaret 'Jean' South
YUBA CITY, Calif. -- Margaret "Jean" South, 66, Yuba City, Calif., formerly of Pillager, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at her home.
Mille Lacs - Dispatch Editorial
There's nothing pretty about sewage. It's unsightly and unseemly. Yet like so many distasteful problems, ignoring it will only make the situation worse.
Movement in Ireland
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
Moms march for gun safety
DENVER -- When I visited here a few weeks ago, it was the same day that President Clinton came to town to spur support for an initiative to require background checks of people who buy weapons at gun shows. When I returned last week, I was surprised to find that Gov. Bill Owens, a conservative Republican, had announced that he would be the first to sign the petition to place the gun-show initiative on the November ballot.
Central Minnesota benefits greatly from Minnesotan's love for the outdoors. In fact, the economic benefit to the state from people hunting, fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, bird watching and other outdoor activities has been estimated at more than $2 billion annually.
A Maryland judge has ruled that key evidence in the wiretapping case against Linda Tripp is inadmissible. The prosecutors should seize the opportunity to make a graceful exit from the case. Mar
When comparing Democratic Party policy with principles of Nazi Germany, I'm not actually labeling Democratic voters as being Nazis. I'm simply connecting Democratic voters with the good-hearted German citizens who meant well, but were duped by Nazi propaganda (called spin today) into thinking that the Nazi Party was really good for common workers. These citizens also gave Hitler credit for their booming economy. Sound familiar? After gaining public confidence, Adolph expanded executive powers and consolidated central controls while limiting individual rights with tragic results.
Chicago area, Kansas City to get new NASCAR tracks
The rumble of earth movers and the crashing waves of Lake Michigan were fitting backdrops as NASCAR and the Indy Racing league added two new members.
Local sports shorts
University of Minnesota-Crookston junior Angie Swanson of Brainerd has been named most valuable player of the Golden Eagles women's basketball team.
Warrior boys win True Team section meet
When it comes to True Team track and field every point counts.
With the teams combining for seven errors, eight walks and two hit batsmen Tuesday's Central Lakes Conference baseball game between Willmar and the Brainerd Warriors may not have seemed like it involved two contenders.
Verndale stops Eagle Valley
EAGLE VALLEY -- Matt Kern and Mike Hess were each 3-for-4 Monday as the Verndale Pirates defeated the Eagle Valley Rebels 10-3 on Monday in a non-conference game.
Olson earns all-conference honors
DECORAH, Iowa -- Wadena's Johanna Olson, a junior on the Luther College women's track and field team, earned all-conference honors at the Iowa Conference track and field championships May 5-6.
Brainerd girls fininish second
WILLMAR -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' golf team placed second scoring 183 at the Central Lakes Conference meet in Willmar.
Raiders sweep Johnnies
The Central Lakes College baseball team's doubleheader against the St. John's junior varsity Tuesday night was technically meaningless, but don't tell that to the Raiders.
Doubles setback costs Warriors
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors doubles teams stumbled against the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles resulting in a 5-2 Central Lakes Conference loss Monday.
Local sports shorts
Nate Miller of Little Falls High School has been chosen to participate in the Minnesota Select Summer basketball program.
Crosby-Ironton beats Aitkin 14-7
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers defeated the Aitkin Gobblers 14-7 Monday in a non-conference softball game.
Warrior girls, Flyers tie for 4th in golf meet
LITTLE FALLS -- The Brainerd Warriors and Little Falls Flyers tied for fourth place with team scores of 195 in a Central Lakes Conference meet Tuesday.
High School Baseball
House places 3rd for BHS boy golfers
LITTLE FALLS -- Ben House of Brainerd shot a 73 to finish third overall and help the Brainerd Warriors finish in a second-place tie with a team score of 313 at the Little Falls boys' golf invitational Tuesday.
Yde's 2-hitter stymies Cards
With Willmar on the schedule twice this week, sandwiched around a game against St. Cloud Apollo, this is the most significant week of the Central Lakes Conference baseball season for the Brainerd Warriors.
Shaky start dooms Pillager as Sebeka rolls to 11-1 victory
SEBEKA -- The Sebeka Trojans scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to post an 11-1 victory over the Pillager Huskies in Park Region Conference softball Tuesday.
Willmar shuts out BHS in softball encounter
WILLMAR -- Willmar starting pitcher Jessica Reiman struck out a season-high eight batters to lead the Willmar Cardinals past the Brainerd Warriors 1-0 in Central Lakes Conference softball action Tuesday.
DEERWOOD -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals, led by senior Dana Hasselberg, continued their dominance on the high school girls golf scene with another win at the Ranger Invitational at the Cuyuna Country Club Monday.
Pierz boys win conference meet
BELGRADE -- The Pierz Pioneers placed first in a Central Minnesota Conference boys' golf meet with 156 strokes on Tuesday. The Pioneers' Mark Janson shot a 37 and teammate Chris Boser a 38.
House's 75 leads BHS boys
ST. CLOUD -- Ben House fired a three-over par 75 Monday to lead the Brainerd boys' golf team to a third-place finish in the St. Cloud Apollo Invitational at the St. Cloud Country Club.
Verndale rolls past Pine River-Backus
VERNDALE -- Zack Hinkle swung the big bat for the Verndale Pirates as he went 3-for-3 with five RBI to lead his team to a 16-1 victory over the Pine River-Backus Tigers in Park Region Conference baseball Tuesday.
Hasselbergs tie for medalist honors
SAUK CENTRE -- Staples-Motley sisters Dana and Mary Hasselberg were co-medalists with 78s as the Cardinals won the Sauk Centre girls' golf invitational Tuesday with a score of 333.
Raiders tune up with Bethany
Monday's doubleheader against Bethany was exactly what the Central Lakes College Raiders softball team needed.
BHS grabs rare win over Tech
The Brainerd Warriors boys' tennis team has been going through growing pains this season but they showed signs of maturity on their home courts Tuesday.
Weimer leads Aitkin boys
ONAMIA -- Mark Weimer contributed two first-place finishes in the long jump with a distance of 20 feet, 9 1/2 inches, and in the triple jump at 39-11 1/4 to help the Aitkin Gobblers boys' track and field team finish second at the Mille Lacs Invitational Tuesday.
Warrior girls place 5th
Despite four honor roll performances and a school record the Brainerd Warriors girls' track and field team didn't handle the competition.
High School Baseball
Apollo downs Little Falls 5-2
ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud Apollo Eagles downed the Little Falls Flyers 5-2 in a Central Lakes Conference tennis meet Tuesday.
Lakes area news
EMILY -- Emily Charter School's fourth annual Craft and Bake Sale/Flea Market will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 20.
Signs of spring
A fallen pine tree took on a reddish glow when the evening sun was on it.
Pine River trailside building complete
PINE RIVER -- Some Minnesota DNR officials have called the new Pine River Information Center the nicest facility along the Minnesota trails system, said Pine River Chamber of Commerce President Chris Hanneken.
Family Fun Day in Crosslake
CROSSLAKE -- Where else but in Crosslake on Sunday could you touch a giant African millipede, attempt to listen to the soundless flapping of the wings of a Great Horned Owl and play bingo?
Tonight...Mostly clear. Patchy fog developing. Lows in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Light wind...Becoming south 5 to 10 mph.
Happy Mother's Day
Weather drawing by Jordynn Beckman of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 88 62 .14 rn
Around the world
Amsterdam 78 61 cdy
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 90 63 rn
The heat is definitely on sizzling East Coast
It seems too early to be seeking relief from record heat to Ben Parker of Abilene, Texas.
RUIDOSO, N.M. -- Hundreds of people were forced to flee as one of two large wildfires burning in New Mexico swept within a few feet of their homes and spread across more than 5,000 acres.
Around the world
Amsterdam 78 61 cdy
Floods swamp Oklahoma; strong storms rake Midwest
TULSA, Okla. -- Oklahomans were nervously eying the rising water today after a second round of downpours flooded the northeast corner of the state.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Southeast wind diminishing to 5 to 10 mph.
Weather drawing by Abbey Buchta of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
New storms raise rivers in already flooded Oklahoma
TULSA, Okla. -- Another night of heavy rain across already saturated northeastern Oklahoma forced evacuations in two towns today, flooded roads and bridges and shut down schools in three districts.
Power to make choice is every woman's right
DEAR ABBY: The letter from ''Pro-Choice Grandma'' has caused me to write my very first letter to you.
Child's cruelty probably won't end at animals
DEAR ABBY: Many years ago, our neighbor owned a St. Bernard that was usually tied up outside the house. It was teased almost daily by another neighbor's vicious child, until it turned mean. (St. Bernards by nature are very friendly dogs.)
Psst, an important tip
Dear Heloise: Just a safety tip from an insurance agent: When renewing your driver's license or ordering checks, be sure to OMIT YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER!
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a $5.4 million verdict against Michael Bolton for using parts of the 1964 Isley Brothers song ''Love is a Wonderful Thing'' in his song of the same name.
Names and faces
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) -- Michael J. Fox says he's beginning to feel the effects of Parkinson's disease.
CROSSLAKE -- Rollin' Rangers first camp out of 2000 will be May 15-17 at Crosslake Campground.
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