Mercedes offers first-rate second SUV
Not content with just one sport utility offering, Mercedes-Benz officials this year added a second SUV to their lineup.
Auto kit handed out by Consumer Reports recalled for safety defects
WASHINGTON -- Consumer Reports, the magazine that uncovers safety problems in everything from appliances to beauty products, says it's guilty of giving consumers a potentially dangerous product.
Islamic principles guide preservation of environment on small island in Indian Ocean
MISALI ISLAND, Zanzibar (AP) -- A conservation project based on Islamic principles is aiming to preserve the beauty of Misali Island, an uninhabited spot off mainland Africa surrounded by a magnificent coral reef.
Brainerd church's youth pastor, adult leaders have heads shaved after students win bet
Students at the Assembly of God Church in Brainerd won a bet, and the payoff occurred last week when youth pastor Doug Vagle and adult leaders Chris Nelson and Loren Bailey had their heads shaved.
Most mothers of U.S. presidents steeped them in biblical religion; however, it didn't always stick
They form an exclusive sorority with 43 members: mothers of the U.S. presidents. Some were impoverished and some rich, some unlettered and some college graduates.
The Biblical Feast, Shavu'ot (Pentecost), will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 18 at Lum Park, Highway 210 E., Brainerd. There will be all-day worship, music, teaching and fellowship with supper buffet by free will offering. It's sponsored by Kehilat D'var Emet Messianic Congregation. For information call 678-3697 or 546-6880.
Don't pass up God's offer
When I think of the history of Israel in the Bible, it reminds me of a Ginsu knife commercial. Just about the time the Israelite people think they have gotten the whole deal, God comes around and says, "But wait, there's more!"
Area women take historic, biblical tour of Egypt and Israel
Twenty-one women, all but three from the lakes area, traveled to Egypt and Israel on a "God-centered" trip Feb. 23 to March 10.
Crosslake church becomes full-fledged Presbyterian church
CROSSLAKE -- At its monthly meeting May 4, the Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys, headquartered in Willmar, voted to make the Crosslake Presbyterian Fellowship a full-fledged church and part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
WASHINGTON (AP) -- During World War I, the Army used a red-white-and-blue-framed poster of Uncle Sam, stars on his top hat, his finger pointing at the viewer. The caption said: "I Want YOU for U.S. Army -- nearest recruiting station."
DEAR ABBY: My mother is being married again this summer. This is her fifth marriage, and I fear she is doing it for all the wrong reasons.
DEAR ABBY: I am 43 and deeply in love. For five years I have been dating a 57-year-old man I'll call Ray. When Ray enters a room, I honestly feel my heart skip a beat. Although we do not live together, we share many of the same interests and have lots of fun together.
Parents turn to Bible to name sons; Emily is still the most popular name for girls
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It seems most parents turned to the Bible in naming their sons last year. Jacob, Matthew, Michael and Joshua were 2001's most popular names for boys.
HINTS FROM HELOISE
Dear Heloise: For camping, I give each member of my family a large, clear, zippered storage bag instead of a suitcase. You can get them at bathroom and bedroom specialty stores.
Parent's respect for each other impresses their children
QUESTION: My wife works hard to teach my sons to respect me as their father, and that makes my job with them easier. Even when she is upset with me, she never lets the kids know about it. Don't you think that is generous of her?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 101, a year ago 158.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 350. Last Thursday: 389. Year Ago Thursday: 290. Wednesday actual: 588.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 700. Last Wednesday: 378. Year Ago Wednesday: 357. Tuesday actual: 1,009.
Senate sends Bush increase in farm subsidies
WASHINGTON -- Congress is sending President Bush an election-year overhaul of farm programs that guarantees grain and cotton farmers steadier incomes while adding thousands more producers to the federal dole.
Ideas to try for Mother's Day
NEW YORK (AP) -- Getting inside information on how to make dishes literally just like Mother's has to be reassuring for anyone planning a breakfast or brunch treat for Mom on Mother's Day (Sunday).
Make Mom a luscious brunch
Whether you're the giver or the receiver, nothing says love like a luscious brunch or a nice meal.
Try Barilla's Tortellini for a pleasant surprise
Barilla's dried, shelf-stable tortellini is a pleasant surprise.
Survey shows most people turn to loved ones for help in kitchen
When kitchen blunders happen, whom do you turn to for advice?
Crow Wing sheriff
LAKES AREA SENIOR
School lunch menus
BAXTER -- The Brainerd Fire Department was called at 3 p.m. Thursday because of a tree down over a power line at 690 J & O Drive in Baxter.
BAXTER -- A North Ambulance was involved in a non-injury accident Wednesday at Highway 210 and Golf Course Road.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
Pros get uniform standards on drivers
Golf's ruling organizations finally came to an agreement of principles that would limit the spring-like effect of drivers, but instead of ending the often acrimonious four-year-old debate about modern equipment, there's a chance it's all going to blow up again.
An ordinary Joe looking for a fresh start
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Joe Durant had hopes of being the first failed insurance salesman and former stock boy at a golf warehouse to play in the Ryder Cup.
Rain holds off as Sorenstam opens lead
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Annika Sorenstam saw the soft, smooth greens, then turned her attention to the sky. She was hoping the rain would hold off.
Election-year politics at top of Bush agenda
WASHINGTON -- Election-year politics has risen to the top of President Bush's domestic agenda. With energy, Social Security, judicial and other White House initiatives stymied by Democratic opposition, Bush is going all-out to help Republicans seize full control of Congress in November.
House approves big defense bill, sets up showdown over Crusader cannon
WASHINGTON, May 10 -- The House approved a massive boost in military spending early Friday morning, setting up a showdown with the Bush administration by providing funds for the Crusader mobile cannon over the Pentagon's objections.
Study says life expectancy of humans will continue to rise
Humans are far from a limit on life expectancy, if one even exists, according to a new statistical analysis of increases in longevity.
Having sons may shorten the life span of their mothers, researchers say
WASHINGTON -- Having sons may have shortened the lives of mothers centuries ago, while daughters added years to the maternal life span, according to a study based on church and family records.
Add some old-fashioned amenities to Design K-17
Front porches used to function as outdoor living rooms, but air conditioning came along and pulled us all inside.
Dazzling kitchen, bath products
We recently attended the 21st annual Kitchen & Bath Show in Chicago, where -- along with 40,000 other industry professionals -- we were dazzled by new and exciting products for the two most important rooms in the home.
Decorate in a romantic, soft style
Many decorating enthusiasts are "taking time to smell the roses" when showcasing their personal style. When the outside pressures of the world get in the way, they look to their home as a sanctuary of calm and beauty.
Tips to grow cool-season grass seed, avoid black spot disease offered
Cool-season grass seed cannot be sown now before September, but turf may be laid with adequate preparation.
Help is available to find best colors for inside your home
In the 1970s, pop-group Chicago sang "Color My World."
Take steps to eliminate crabgrass from lawn
Crabgrass is a reoccurring problem in most of our lawns, but it need not be. It was especially bad last summer, and that means there are lots of crabgrass seeds ready to sprout this spring.
Jaques Art Center to expand
AITKIN -- The demands of modernity finally have caught up with the Carnegie Library, one of Aitkin's most recognizable historic landmarks.
Home is for families ready for upgrade
Designed for the family that is ready for a housing upgrade, this home, Plan K-17, by the Homestore Plans and Publications Designers Network, is a stylish and practical choice. Its floor plan provides 2,717 square feet of living space.
Real estate agents donate to food shelf
The Greater Lakes Association of Realtors donated $171.40 to the Salvation Army in Brainerd.
If pump system doesn't hold pressure, there may be a leak or foot valve is clogged
Q. Marty asks: My well pump does not hold pressure unless the water is in use. The well is about 25 feet from the pump and that line is laying (running) flat on the ground about four inches below the grass. The pump and the tank are new. What is making it not hold pressure?
Here's advice on gypsy moths
Gypsy moths are beginning to hatch, and residents of wooded property should keep an eye out for the caterpillars, which feed on the leaves of shade, ornamental and fruit trees. Trees that are largely defoliated by the pest will be stressed and can die.
Crow Wing County receives $722,822 for home mortgages
The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency announced Crow Wing County would receive $722,822 to provide homeownership opportunities through the agency's Minnesota City Participation Program.
Two fishing pals make opener a 31-year ritual
"Meet the best fisherman in the country," Joe Ribikawskis says when introducing Leslie Johnson, his friend, neighbor and fishing buddy.
Sluss shares county issues with League of Women Voters
MANHATTAN BEACH -- Crow Wing County Commissioner Terry Sluss discussed county issues during the League of Women Voters annual meeting Thursday at Manhattan Beach Lodge.
Dr. Paul D. Thompson will be the commencement speaker at the graduation ceremony May 17 at Alexandria Technical College.
TREE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
A thunderstorm is being blamed for a power outage Wednesday that left customers north of Baxter without power for almost four hours.
Nazi banner prize trophy of WWII vet
From the late 1930s to April 1944, three large Nazi banners hung prominently inside the Nuremberg Stadium in Nuremberg, Germany, the site of many Nazi party rallies orchestrated by Adolph Hitler.
Landlords cool to changes in code
Proposed changes to Brainerd's housing code received a cool reception from rental property owners Wednesday night.
School district general fund balance expected to decrease
The Brainerd School District's 2001-02 general fund balance is estimated to decrease $1 million, or 10 percent of expenditures, by June 30.
Paper mill to close Monday
The Brainerd Potlatch Mill will close Monday.
Man charged in connection with Bena Grocery Store fire
WALKER -- A 48-year-old Bena man has been charged in connection with the Wednesday burglary and arson at the Bena Grocery Store.
Savings on 2003 school property taxes anticipated
Brainerd School District residents will pay less money on their 2003 school property taxes than expected.
A Pequot Lakes mother raised her seven young children alone after her husband drowned in Pelican Lake nearly 17 years ago. Read about this amazing mom in Sunday's Dispatch.
This was Brainerd
MAY 10 - 20 years ago (1982) - Negotiations over costs for rural fire service took a different turn yesterday when the Brainerd City Council Personnel and Finance committee proposed that the Rural Fire Association be taken over by the Brainerd Fire Department.
Gun found in student's locker after altercation
A gun was recovered Thursday afternoon in the Brainerd High School locker of a suspect involved in an earlier altercation at the Westgate Mall, Brainerd police said.
Bundle up: Opener arrives
Minnows may not be the only creatures to get drenched Saturday on Minnesota's walleye and northern pike fishing opener. The forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of rain.
This was Brainerd
MAY 9 - 30 years ago (1972) - George J. Peterson has been elected president and director of the First National Bank of Brainerd. Peterson succeeds Gilbert R. Tuttle who has served as president since January 1961.
Bar Harbor anglers
Al "Big Al" Thomas, Lake Shore, and his son, Dave, Lakeville, were among the anglers fishing for crappies from the Bar Harbor docks on Gull Lake Thursday. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Chase ends in arrest
ROYALTON -- A 25-year-old Red Lake area man was arrested Thursday night south of Randall after a chase that began in Royalton.
The Carnegie Library building in Aitkin may lose its place on the National Register of Historic Places. Look for the story Friday in the Housing section.
Zealous teacher accused of arson
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A teacher was charged with arson after allegedly grabbing a newspaper from a student who was reading in class and setting it on fire, police said.
Storm kills two
CENTRALIA, Ill. (AP) -- A violent windstorm ripped through a trailer park early Thursday, killing two people and injuring more than a dozen others.
Judge orders records related to sex-abuse lawsuits be made public
A Superior Court judge late Wednesday ordered that confidential court records relating to almost two dozen sex-abuse lawsuits against priests from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn., be made public a week from Thursday.
FBI: Suspected pipe bomber had 'elaborate plan'
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The FBI said Luke Helder's alleged string of pipe bombings was part of an "elaborate plan" but wouldn't say if it included targeting mailboxes in a "smiley-face" pattern across the central United States, as Helder claimed.
Triple-digit rally gives investors rare good news
NEW YORK (AP) -- Investors' portfolios are looking less battered thanks to a Wall Street rally that sent the Dow Jones soaring more than 300 points -- its biggest single-day rise in nearly eight months.
Official resigns over Crusader lobbying flap
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A political appointee who officials say tried to undermine Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld with improper lobbying of Congress has resigned, the Army said Friday.
Maryland governor Glendening orders moratorium on death penalty in state
Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening on Thursday declared a moratorium on executions in the state, pending completion and review of a study on whether there has been racial bias in how the death penalty has been applied there.
Gates foundation to fight malnutrition
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Bill Gates' charitable foundation is leading a new alliance to fight malnutrition in the developing world, underwriting the bulk of the program and enlisting food and vitamin producers.
Government fraud fighters go after marketers of electronic exercise belts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- You can't get washboard abs just by strapping an electronic exercise belt around your waist and pushing a button, the government says.
Bishop in New Hampshire refuses to step down amid concerns about sex abuse scandal role
CONCORD, N.H. -- A New Hampshire bishop said he will not step down, despite mounting questions about his role in the sex abuse scandal that has rocked the Roman Catholic Church.
HIV-positive man who raped boy kills himself in prison
A Minneapolis man with HIV who was serving a 30-year prison sentence for raping a 4-year-old boy has killed himself, authorities said.
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Trade Comm
FBI agent-turned-spy Hanssen gets life sentence
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen, branded "the cruelest kind of thief" by U.S. prosecutors, was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for spying for Moscow. It closed a chapter in one of America's most-damaging espionage scandals.
Authorities: Helder is 'well-behaved, well-mannered'
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Friends can't believe it and even local law enforcement officials admit the college student from Minnesota accused in a string of pipe bombings doesn't strike them as the typical terrorist.
Gay Catholics try to keep faith during abuse scandal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Mary Louise Cervone has been a practicing Roman Catholic all her life and, as a lesbian, has long hoped for acceptance from the church.
'I do not recall'
BOSTON -- Cardinal Bernard Law, the nation's senior Roman Catholic prelate, said under oath Wednesday that he did not recall seeing letters warning him about a suspected pedophile priest and saying he was sure he would have relied on the advice of doctors and subordinates in assigning him to a new parish.
FAA alerted by flight school in early 2001 about eventual hijacker
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal aviation authorities were alerted in early 2001 that an Arizona flight school believed one of the eventual Sept. 11 hijackers lacked the English and flying skills necessary for the commercial pilot's license he already held, flight school and government officials say.
Two Navy jets crash, 7 crewmen missing
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Two Navy jets crashed into the Gulf of Mexico during a training mission Wednesday, and the seven crew members were missing, military officials said.
Coast Guard calls off search for seven missing from Navy planes crash
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- After a day of searching turned up nothing, the Coast Guard suspended its search for seven people who were aboard two Navy jets that crashed into the Gulf of Mexico during a training mission.
Sheffield feasts on former teams
Gary Sheffield has played in enough places that he gets no special satisfaction beating his former team.
Haas, Novak advance
ROME (AP) -- Seventh-seeded Tommy Haas and 14th-seeded Jiri Novak won in straight sets Thursday to advance to quarterfinals of the Italian Open.
Defense returns for Avalanche
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- This was more like it.
New world order taking shape on the sporting landscape
NEW YORK -- It could have been a funeral, men arriving in dark suits, rain falling glumly on the city. As the leaders of professional sports -- league commissioners, television executives and team owners -- gathered for an unusual conference at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, a few said they might not have come if business were good.
Saints fire Mueller; owner becomes GM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Randy Mueller went on a two-day trip selling New Orleans Saints season tickets. The last thing he expected when he returned was to be fired.
Agassi marches on in Rome
ROME (AP) -- Andre Agassi is a step closer to winning the Italian Open, a tournament he has never won. He also understands it is only one step.
(Don't) take me out to the ballgame
BALTIMORE -- For generations, baseball has compared its industry to the movies. Similar ticket prices, family entertainment, larger-than-life heroes who become nationally famous. What is more American than the big leagues and Hollywood?
Kings hold on for victory over Mavs
DALLAS (AP) -- First, Doug Christie sprained his right ankle. Then Peja Stojakovic did the same.
Open or closed, Schilling wins
To Curt Schilling, it's an open-and-shut case: Convinced it affects his performance, he wants the retractable roof at Bank One Bank closed when he pitches.
Dan Devine dies at 77
Dan Devine, a hall-of-fame football coach who never quite fit the mold, died Thursday at his home in Tempe, Ariz., after a long battle with heart problems. He was 77.
Hurricane rally stuns Canadiens
MONTREAL (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes found a way.
Celtics discover they can win on the road
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Kenny Anderson understood the significance of Boston's first road victory in this year's NBA playoffs.
Roger F. Matheson
Roger F. Matheson, 86, Brainerd, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
MERRIFIELD -- Michael "Mike" McCormick, 59, rural Merrifield, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at his home.
Joan F. Wilkowski
STAPLES -- Joan Felicia Wilkowski, 71, Staples, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at home.
AITKIN -- Donald Ramsburg, 85, Aitkin, died today, May 10, 2002, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
James A. Selinski
BOWLUS -- James A. Selinski, 76, Bowlus, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Sister Bernadine Prozinski
LITTLE FALLS -- Sister Bernadine (Mary Berard) Prozinski, 77, Little Falls, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at St. Francis Convent in Little Falls.
Winsome 'Winnie' M. Christenson
AITKIN -- Winsome "Winnie" M. Christenson, 71, Aitkin, died Monday, May 6, 2002, at Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
Michael 'Mike' McCormick
MERRIFIELD -- Michael "Mike" McCormick, 59, Merrifield, died today, May 9, 2002, at home.
Exile for Arafat
What if law enforcement took the same approach to the 21-year-old suspect arrested in the planting of 18 pipe bombs in five states that President Bush is taking with Yasser Arafat? The scenario might go something like this: Someone would interview the suspect, Lucas John Helder, to determine his grievances against the government. He would be given what he wants (Nebraska?) in hopes that the bombings would subside. If the bombings did not stop, Helder would be offered other concessions (Iowa?). The plan might even be called ``land-for-peace.''
A roadblock to history
A fight is brewing in Washington that may produce a perfect constitutional storm.
Piling on the Catholic Church
Politically liberal and religiously secular people are having too good a time beating up on the Roman Catholic Church.
Sometimes inaction is the best action. Policymakers can be so eager to prove they're showing leadership that they're inclined to take any action even if it's not well thought out.
I hope every parent in Brainerd read the "Dear Abby" column of May 1, 2002, headlined "Teen-ager's ple
Saying no to PUDS
Crow Wing County's zoning ordinance allows for planned unit developments, either affectionately or derisively called "PUDs." A PUD frequently takes the form of a property owner's request to intensely develop lakeshore, often in predominately single family residential neighborhoods.
In these litigious days, a city council, school board or county board could potentially be subject to a lawsuit on any topic it deals with.
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The Dispatch's editorial opinions
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Ken Martin's new bike is a real eyeful
Ken Martin of Brainerd will have one of the more customized motorcycles at the Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway sportsman drag racing season opener this weekend.
Wissota races will test new surface at North Central
Wissota Championship Sprint Car racers will be on a new surface when they hit the track at North Central Speedway in Barrows Saturday for the first of five Sprint Specials.
Wall gets another test
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Sam Hornish Jr. is letting other people hog the headlines this week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Racer flips when car is sucked into wall
Flipping a stock car was nothing for Denise Tebbe during the Wissota Super Stock feature at North Central Speedway's season opener last weekend.
Mary Tyler Moore returns
Mary Tyler Moore was mirrored by a bronze statue of herself as she waved to a helicopter flying overhead after the unveiling of the statue capturing her flinging her tam in Minneapolis on Wednesday. A crowd of about 2,000 gathered for the unveiling at the intersection in downtown Minneapolis where Moore originally twirled in the opening for her 1970's television hit, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." (AP Photo)
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The passing rate among Minnesota's high school sophomores on a required writing exam dipped slightly to 90.7 percent this year, after reaching a high of 92 percent last year.
Twin Cities airport could face security shortage
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport may not have enough security personnel to replace the Minnesota National Guard as it wraps up its work at screening checkpoints Friday.
Sappi to cut 200 positions as it takes over Cloquet paper mill
CLOQUET (AP) -- About 200 hourly positions will be eliminated when Sappi Fine Paper North America takes over the mill in Cloquet from Potlatch Corp.
Bill to create conservation fund waivers in committee
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A bill that would let voters decide whether part of the state sales tax should go toward conservation and environmental programs stumbled Wednesday in a House Committee.
Rochester's Bishop, a stalwart House representative, announces he will retire
ST. PAUL -- One of the Legislature's most esteemed, prominent and feisty members announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election.
Dayton works to preserve Crusader artillery program
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Dayton is joining efforts in the Senate to prevent the Pentagon from terminating the $11 billion Crusader artillery system, saying 800 jobs in Minnesota are at stake and that the Bush administration did not properly notify Congress.
Budget deal hinges on transportation agreement
ST. PAUL -- Legislative leaders say they're making progress toward a comprehensive budget deal and plan to work through the weekend if necessary to reach one.
Supreme Court OKs disbarment of judge
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Supreme Court has approved the disbarment of a former state Appeals Court judge who stole more than $300,000 from a mentally disabled woman's trust fund he managed.
Ventura asserts himself in budget talks, but deal no closer
ST. PAUL -- Still crawling when they need to be sprinting, legislative leaders say a comprehensive budget deal must be in hand by Friday or it will be tough to finish their work on time.
Minnesota fishing report
Big high school changes are coming
The jury has yet to cast its verdict on five recent decisions that will affect Minnesota State High School League activities in the next few years.
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Brainerd Bees open season at Sauk Centre
The Brainerd Bees will open their Lakewood League amateur baseball season 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Sauk Centre.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Briana Lester is the epitome of a team player.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Warriors will host a 4-team baseball invitational Friday and Saturday at Adamson Field.
St. John's University installs new turf at football stadium
COLLEGEVILLE (AP) -- St. John's University plans to install an artificial surface at Clemens Stadium, replacing the grass field that has existed since the school first started playing football there in 1908.
Banged-up Twins Koskie's injury leaves Minnesota even thinner
MINNEAPOLIS -- Denny Hocking, who plays just about every position for the Minnesota Twins, was discussing his increased role given the recent rash of injuries to his team.
Radke's 5-hitter stops Royals
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Brad Radke liked the look of the Twins' makeshift defense -- especially after it produced another home win.
Standup comic to stage show in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- Little Falls actor Jason Schommer has developed "Lord of the Laughs!," a standup comedy show he will present to area audiences this weekend.
Classic country music concert set in Royalton
ROYALTON -- The Minnesota Northwoods Opry will resume its performance schedule Sunday with "Whisperin'" Bill Anderson, one of country music's most enduring stars.
C-I High School vocalists earn high ratings at contest
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton High School Chamber Singers, Girls' Triple Trio, Boys' Quartet and selected solos, directed by Wayne Ellingsen, participated in the Section/State Vocal Music Contest on Saturday at Henning High School.
Kavanaugh's piano students to perform
Sue Kavanaugh's piano students will perform a coffee concert at 6:30 p.m. and piano concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Franklin Junior High School auditorium in Brainerd.
Pillager students earn awards at music contests
PILLAGER -- The Pillager School music department received several awards this year at music contests at different sites.
C-I High School choirs to present spring concert
CROSBY -- The 250 members of the Crosby-Ironton junior high and high school choirs, directed by Wayne Ellingsen, will present their annual spring concert at 7 p.m. May 16 in Mayberry Auditorium. The Seventh-Grade Choir, Varsity Choir, Girls' Triple Trio, Chamber Singers, Boys' Quartet and Concert Choir will perform.
Great American Think-Off finalists are from Austin, Colorado, Virginia
NEW YORK MILLS -- The finalists in the annual Great American Think-Off have been selected by the essay contest's New York Mills sponsor.
The Hole in the Day Players community theater troupe is auditioning Saturday for its summer production of "Footloose," a musical based on the popular motion picture.
Schmidt earns top honors in CLC photo contest
Denny Schmidt, Brainerd, received top honors in the 35th annual photo contest at Central Lakes College, Brainerd campus, which attracted 120 entries by 32 photographers from 18 area communities.
Native New Yorker heads New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
NEW YORK MILLS -- Lina Belar is coordinating her first Great American Think-Off essay contest this year as the executive director of the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center.
Rolling Stones announce yet another world tour in spectacular fashion
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Rolling Stones staged an eye-popping spectacle that drew fans and media from around the globe -- and they haven't even gone on tour yet.
Actor Jason Schommer of Little Falls has developed a new standup comedy routine billed as "Lord of the Laughs!", a successor to his "Shameless" and "Notorious" comedic productions.
BHS choirs to present pop concert
Brainerd High School choirs will present their annual spring pop concert at 7:30 p.m. May 17 at Washington Middle School's Tornstrom Auditorium.
Weekly chart for the nation's most popular video rentals as they appear in Billboard magazine this week.
Crowe to direct 2002 Rhythm of the Rails
The Rhythm of the Rails board of directors selected Lilah Crowe to direct the 2002 Rhythm of the Rails show.
Functional, decorative glass works on display in rural Aitkin gallery
AITKIN -- The glass works of three Minnesota artists will take center stage in an exhibit opening this week at Ripple River Gallery in rural Aitkin.
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Seventeen communities represented in CLC band
The Central Lakes College Community Concert Band, which will be featured in a Spring Eventually concert in Brainerd, includes musicians from 17 area communities.
Piano students present recital
Piano students of Gayle Mortensen presented a spring piano recital last week at Zion Lutheran Church.
Pequot students to stage short plays
PEQUOT LAKES -- Pequot Lakes Theatre Program students will perform two short plays that examine the human response to the losses the nation suffered Sept. 11.
Nelson works on writing skills to meet school, career obligations
Monica Nelson's writing skills have won the praise of her English teacher at Brainerd High School, including a nomination as Fine Arts Student of the Week.
High-flying 'Spider-Man' strings box-office web that's tough act to follow
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Its record $114.8 million debut puts "Spider-Man," the new superhero of film franchises, in position to give even "Star Wars" a run for its money as the year's biggest hit.
Rippleside choirs, band to perform
AITKIN -- The Rippleside Elementary School choirs and band will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. May 23 in the Aitkin High School auditorium.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs from around 50 northeast to around 60 south.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Windy. Mostly cloudy with a chance for showers central and north. Partly or mostly sunny south. Highs from the 40s north to near 60 south.
Iowa state forecast
Wind advisory today in the far northwest...
Weather drawing by Kayla Blair of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly or mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory today central and east... Today...Partly cloudy west. Partly to mostly cloudy and windy east. Chance of showers east this afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s to upper 50s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60.
Minnesota state forecast
Wind advisory across much of minnesota today...
State forecast for North Dakota
Wind advisory east today...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds. Light sprinkles possible far northwest this afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
Weather drawing by Paige Elyea of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy west. Increasing clouds east. Slight chance of light rain west and far south. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former President Clinton said it's unlikely he'll start a new career as a television talk show host but admitted the idea had some appeal.
Mitchell Movement. North-South: Eldon Hegstrom ane Gus Schlick, 88.5, Mark Anderson and Clayton Haglin, 81, Ray and Gladys Norrgard, 78. East-West: Warren and Betty Nelson, 75.5, Betty Carmon and Marv Falk, 74.5, Dale and Helen Dickie, 65.5.
Death toll in Russian bomb blast rises as day of mourning observed in Dagestan
MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) -- Flags flew at half-staff and all entertainment TV programming was canceled Friday in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan, where the death toll in a holiday bombing rose to 41.
Rebels reported in central Liberian town, civilians fleeing area
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- The military said rebels had taken control Friday of part of President Charles Taylor's stronghold town in the heart of Liberia, pressing an offensive that has tens of thousands of civilians fleeing.
CIA tries to kill former Afghan warlord and prime minister, misses the target
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former Afghan prime minister is believed to have escaped a CIA missile strike in the first known attempt to kill a factional leader suspected of plotting against the U.S.-backed government.
Israeli Cabinet approves bombing retaliation
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel's Cabinet approved retaliation Thursday for Palestinian suicide bombings, expected to include a military strike in the Gaza Strip, while Palestinians arrested 16 Hamas members in a first sign that Yasser Arafat was taking action against terror groups.
Deal is done
BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- A tense standoff between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen at the Church of the Nativity ended after 39 days Friday, with 13 suspected militants flown into European exile and 26 released into the Gaza Strip.
Coalition forces find 20 truckloads of arms, ammo in Afghan cave complex
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Coalition forces discovered more than 20 truckloads of ammunition and weapons behind padlocked doors in a complex of four caves, a British commander said Friday.
Bomb blast kills at least 32
KASPIISK, Russia (AP) -- A remote-controlled bomb exploded Thursday as a Victory Day parade marched down the main street of this Caspian Sea port town near Chechnya. At least 32 people died, including 12 children, and 150 were injured as the town celebrated the Allied defeat of Nazi Germany.
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