Quizno sub shop is headed for Baxter space
The sub restaurant is going to the former Light Depot building in Baxter and is anticipated to be in operation by before the end of June.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
Cost control key to Burlington Coat Factory business plan
BURLINGTON, N.J. (AP) -- Monroe Milstein is an unabashed bargain hunter.
Chicago is survivor in competition for Boeing
CHICAGO -- Boeing Co.'s executives got the red-carpet treatment during their first day in their new home city, even if they are leaving most of the company back in Seattle.
State prison inmates make $22 million worth of products
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Dan Ferrise runs 39 businesses that this year will sell approximately $22 million worth of furniture, printing services, school desks and plastics, among other products.
Wholesale prices up 0.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wholesale inflation rose 0.3 percent in April as gasoline prices took the biggest jump in 10 months. But that didn't keep consumers from going on a shopping spree: Retail sales went up sharply.
A comfortable retirement is a choice -- pain now or pain later
NEW YORK (AP) -- If Americans appear to be not fully sold on the idea of saving for their retirement, the explanation might lie in two very broad and different possibilities:
Credit scores now available to help consumers evaluate ability to get loans
NEW YORK -- A simple three-digit number can make the difference in whether you qualify for a mortgage loan or get the best interest rate on a personal loan.
Dispatch Web site wins AP award
The Internet site of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch, brainerddispatch.com, was honored in the 2000 Minnesota Associated Press Association contest. The Web site received top honors as Best Web Site in its division.
Brotherly business expansion in Baxter
BAXTER -- Growth of a Baxter custom cabinet shop began with a small start and help from what could be called a brotherly domino effect.
Hibbing Taconite Co. to close for five weeks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Hibbing Taconite Co. will close for five weeks this summer because of steelmakers' declining demand for iron ore pellets, parent company Cleveland Cliffs Inc. announced Friday.
EPA requires cleaner refineries
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency settled a case Friday in a Detroit federal court requiring seven petroleum refineries to reduce smokestack pollutants by more than 23,000 tons per year.
Investors' search for next-big stock sector won't be easy
NEW YORK -- With the stock market appearing its firmest in months, investors looking for the best bets for profitability when the economy and corporate profits begin improving will find little consensus among analysts.
Judge urged to punish Wal-Mart
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government wants a federal judge to punish Wal-Mart Stores Inc. over claims it failed to comply with terms of a discrimination settlement involving two deaf job applicants.
Unpopular religious groups could get money under Bush proposal
WASHINGTON -- Sending taxpayer dollars to the neighborhood church or synagogue sounds like a great idea to many Americans. But what about government money for the Nation of Islam, Scientologists, Hare Krishnas or Wiccans?
Is life unfair?
"Life is unfair," as President Jimmy Carter once said.
McVeigh execution a catalyst for nun's 'Declaration of Life'
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Publicity surrounding Timothy McVeigh's scheduled execution is generating renewed interest in an anti-death penalty document already signed by thousands.
Church's struggle is sign of a greater Episcopal divide
ACCOKEEK, Md. -- The sign outside Christ Episcopal Church is clear about who the parish rector is.
BHS cheerleader to be missionary athlete
Brainerd High School junior Erin Anderson is going to Holland this summer in a role she's quite pleased about.
Prioritize your priorities
This is it!
Vatican investigates theologian's views on religious pluralism
In an escalating conflict between religious pluralism and Roman Catholic orthodoxy, the Vatican is investigating an American Jesuit theologian who proposed, in an award-winning book, that people can find salvation by means other than Jesus Christ.
St. Francis Church in Brainerd will conduct an ongoing series called Catholics Returning Home at 7 p.m. on six consecutive Wednesdays beginning May 23 in the church basement. These sessions are for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions about returning to the church. For more information, call Pam at 829-8753.
Pope's confessions in Greece, Syria continue theme of his reign
Deep into his reign, Pope John Paul II keeps pursuing a long-held vision of bringing his church closer to other faiths by confessing Roman Catholics' past sins, a rare gesture for a pope.
Help tend to your company's Spirit
If you want to see polarity in action, walk into any business and start talking about Spirit. Half the place will invite you to a lunchtime Bible study group. The other half will run screaming for the door, as if you tried to sell them a Watchtower.
School lunch menus
BRAINERD - MONDAY -- B-Poptart, cheese slice or yogurt, juice. L-Corn dog, macaroni and cheese, green beans, fruit.
Child in need
The children who come to the Kinship Partners program are from a variety of backgrounds and ages. Some are very poor; others come from more comfortable circumstances. But a common thread that seems to tie them together is their need for a consistent, reliable adult friend.
Salutations, to the woman of our dreams
Look at this black-and-white newsreel, left over from the big war, and listen to its booming narrator's voice, which in the 20th century became the patriotic baritone of God: "Reporting for duty with our boys in the South Pacific ... "
Shampoo your tub
Dear Heloise: I redid my bathroom walls with a plastic tub surround; I also had the bathtub reglazed. What should I use to clean the soap scum off the wall -- and the stains off the tub -- that will not damage the surface?
Mothers and mothers-in-law step right up and be loved
DEAR ABBY: Although you don't know it, you were very much involved in making my Mother's Day special last year. My son's wife, Maureen, saw a letter in your column that inspired her to write one to me. Maureen and my son Tom met in high school and have been happily married for 33 years. Never in all that time have Maureen and I had a disagreement or argument of any kind.
Anticipate teen years as dynamic time of transition
QUESTION: My children are still in elementary school, and I want to avoid adolescent rebellion in the future if I can. What can you tell me to help me get ready for this scary time?
The First Lady and fashion: She's tastefully neutral
WASHINGTON -- The first 100 days of Laura Bush in the role of first lady have been mostly beige.
All in the family reap rewards by gardening for mom
DEAR ABBY: Mother's Day is approaching, and I'm feeling sentimental. I'd like to tell you what our family used to do on Mother's Day. Mom didn't need any more clothes or jewelry. So, for years, all the adult children, grandchildren and in-laws put on our work clothes and showed up at Mom's home on Mother's Day.
Mother's Day snagged by opener
Tina Beck of Brainerd has been looking forward to Sunday for an entire year.
The mom file
The annual Mother's Day study by Edelman Financial Services in Fairfax, Va., finds that the modern multitasking mom does a job worth $640,000 a year -- not that anybody's offering to pay.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 87, a year ago 273.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 208, a year ago 225.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 500.
Farm liquidation auctions on the wane, for now
In previous years, they were everywhere.
Baxter City Council
The Brainerd Fire Department investigated a fire alarm at Acrometal Cos. Inc., reported at 9:35 a.m. Thursday.
Crow Wing sheriff - Report Thursday of a break-in at Whitefish Golf Club. A safe was missing.
Cass County Board of Commissioners
Tina Tatro and Gary Mudgett, Pillager, a girl, Katlyn Rose Mudgett, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, April 26, 2001. Grandparents are Christine and James Tatro, Pierz, and Ben and Sandy Mudgett, Pillager.
Pierz first at CMC conference meet
PIERZ -- Kayla Boser shot a 49 to earn co-medalist honors at the Central Minnesota Conference girls' golf meet in Pierz Thursday.
Charles, three others, lead match play qualifiers
AUGUSTA, Mo. (AP) -- Bob Charles can't savor or even build on his low round in the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Match Play Championship.
House medalist in third meet this season
COLD SPRING -- Brainerd's Ben House earned medalist honors for the third time this spring and the Warriors finished second by four strokes in a Central Lakes Conference boys' golf meet Friday at Rich Springs.
Hanson holds onto LPGA lead
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) -- When Tracy Hanson says she is playing well, believe her. She knows what bad golf looks like.
Duval, Verplank tied for Nelson lead
IRVING, Texas -- Scott Verplank is smart enough to realize career-low rounds don't come along everyday. David Duval had no reason to believe that his groove of striking the ball pure was about to end.
Crosby-Ironton girls win Bemidji Invitational
BEMIDJI -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers girls' golf team won the 16-team Bemidji Invitational Friday.
Aitkin captures title
BAY LAKE --Ricky Aulie of Crosby-Ironton and Brian Hills of Aitkin shared medalist honors with rounds of 38 in a Mid-Minnesota Conference boys' golf meet Thursday at Ruttger's.
Stenson soars into three-shot lead at Benson and Hedges
SUTTON COLDFIELD, England (AP) -- European tour rookie Henrik Stenson continued his surprising play, shooting a 4-under-par 68 Friday at The Belfry to take a three-shot lead midway through the Benson and Hedges International.
Warrior golfers 4th
LITTLE FALLS --The Brainerd Warriors girls' golf team finished tied for fourth with a score of 200 and the Little Falls Flyers finished sixth with a 207 in a Central Lakes Conference meet Thursday.
Senate defeats tougher standard for drunken driving
ST. PAUL -- The Senate rejected a tougher standard for drinking and driving Thursday. After the 33-30 vote, the bill's chief sponsor said it would take "a miracle" to get it through in 2001.
Energy task force expected to recommend tax breaks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration's energy task force will recommend tax breaks to promote conservation and develop renewable energy sources, but still focus primarily on increasing conventional energy supplies, according to government officials.
House passes abortion waiting period bill, Ventura threatens veto
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The House passed a 24-hour abortion waiting period Thursday as part of a giant health and human services spending bill, a move that Gov. Jesse Ventura says will cause him to veto the bill.
Bush orders shift in drug war focus
WASHINGTON -- President Bush ordered a major shift of emphasis in the war on drugs Thursday, vowing an "unprecedented" and "unwavering commitment" to cut drug demand within the United States.
Angry House votes to withhold payment of some U.N. dues
WASHINGTON -- The House showed its anger over the United States' ouster from the U.N. Human Rights Commission by voting to withhold some overdue payments to the world organization.
Senate backs budget plan, including tax cut
WASHINGTON -- In a major milestone for President Bush's quest to reshape federal fiscal policy, the Senate Thursday gave final congressional approval to a federal budget that authorizes a sweeping tax cut, a major reduction in national debt and a slowdown in government spending.
Bush asks Congress for expanded trade authority
WASHINGTON -- President Bush asked Congress Thursday for expanded authority to negotiate trade agreements, seeking to break through a political stalemate that hindered the Clinton administration.
US plans new AIDS contribution
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is putting more money on the table to fight AIDS around the world. But even before the official announcement is made, advocates are saying the money isn't enough.
Bush offering proposals to promote conservation
WASHINGTON -- Under criticism for focusing too much on energy production, President Bush said Saturday his national energy plan will promote conservation steps for the home, at work and in industrial plants
Bush's choice to head SEC did legal work for online sex company
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's choice to head the Securities and Exchange Commission helped an online distributor of "Teen Sex" videos and other adult entertainment resolve troubles with the NASDAQ stock market, SEC records show.
House, Senate leaders joust over abortion-related measure
ST. PAUL -- The fate of a bill funding programs for the poor, old and disabled remained in doubt Friday as House and Senate leaders engaged in parliamentary jousting over an abortion waiting period.
Bipartisan tax cut plan unveiled
WASHINGTON -- After weeks of negotiations, the chairman and senior Democrat of the Senate Finance Committee unveiled a bipartisan tax cut plan Friday that broadly cuts income tax rates and provides significant new benefits for the working poor.
Senate approves $609 million tax plan
ST. PAUL -- The Senate approved its $609 million tax plan 37-25 Friday, a package that directs most of its help toward owners of mid-sized homes, but not much toward businesses or others.
CDC: Smaller racial minority groups have higher risk for pregnancy-related deaths
ATLANTA -- American Indian, Asian and Hispanic women are much more likely to die from pregnancy complications than white women, government researchers said Thursday.
Blood Pressure Clinics
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Cancer pill approved
WASHINGTON -- Victims of a rare but deadly form of leukemia could have a new treatment available within a week following approval of a drug being hailed as a breakthrough in fighting cancer.
Food safety proves challenge for grocers
CHICAGO -- Hy-Vee Inc., a Midwestern supermarket chain, experienced every grocer's nightmare when one person died and several others were sickened by contaminated deli meat sold at one of its Minnesota stores.
Petition urges making three allergy drugs nonprescription
WASHINGTON -- A petition to allow three popular prescription allergy drugs to be sold over the counter has triggered a battle between health insurers and pharmaceutical companies.
FDA panel advises no prescriptions for allergy drugs
GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- A federal advisory panel has decided that three popular allergy drugs are safe enough to sell without prescription, but experts say the path to over-the-counter sales may be strewn with legal and other problems.
House price limits by county
House price limits for the 2001 Minnesota City Participation Program by county:
Make sure Design J-64 is flexible for the long term
Design J-64, a farmhouse with a wrap-around front porch and light-filled foyer, creates a strong first impression. Its front entrance and foyer have all the right design elements: shelter, light and glimpses to the rear of the house.
Whirlpool tubs a popular fixture
Whirlpool tubs in new bathrooms top many homeowners' wish lists.
Variety of loans available for prospective homeowners
Prospective homeowners may find different types of loans or a combination of loans that best meet their needs. The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency offers loan definitions and suggests buyers contact their area lenders for additional information.
Income, home price guidelines rise for first-time homebuyers
First-time homeownership is getting a boost in Crow Wing County.
A knot garden is ideal for small spaces
Walls that surrounded medieval monastic gardens imposed their geometry upon the planted beds within. The beds usually were rectangular, and they were divided into more rectangles or other geometric shapes. Soon, people began to notice that all these lines and curves within the beds were quite ornamental, and thus originated the "knot garden."
This was Brainerd
MAY 11 - 100 years ago (1901) - The council on Monday evening directed the dog ordinance to be amended raising the dog tax from one to three dollars. The council deserves a bouquet.
Fishing legend Marv Koep hopes to guide Ventura to walleye catch
BREEZY POINT -- Marv Koep, who last year was inducted into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame, said it's easy to become a fishing legend.
Commander Don Hauck recently. The post is distributing poppies at various locations in Brainerd and Baxter. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Gov. Jesse Ventura is not sure whether he'll land a walleye but he's ready to enjoy trying.
Governor, family enjoy lakes area fishing weekend
Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and his daughter, Jade, wave to the crowd during the 2001 Governor's Fishing Opener parade in Pequot Lakes on Friday.
Governor's Fishing Opener lures media crowd
BREEZY POINT -- To say the Governor's Fishing Opener on Pelican Lake was a media event would have been an understatement.
Governor's Fishing Opener schedule of events
Friday 2 p.m. -- Second annual Walleye Widow's Weekend Shopping Spree with Lt. Gov. Mae Schunk and former NFL kicker Chip Lohmiller starts at Patriots Driving Range.
It didn't really happen; not yet
PIERZ -- With a 1.75 liter of E.J. Brandy halfway gone, four friends dressed in their formals and tuxedos were in a gray Dodge Aries on their way to the high school prom.
Events surrounding the Governor's Fishing Opener in Breezy Point and Pequot Lakes are under way. Look for stories and pictures Sunday.
A busy weekend in the Governor's Fishing Opener will be wrapped up in coverage in the Monday Dispatch.
This was Brainerd
MAY 13 - 60 years ago (1941) -Sixteen "champions" will vie for three more championship and valuable prizes tomorrow in the finals of the Dispatch-sponsored marbles tournament to be held on the softball grounds.
A decade of progress
ONAMIA -- Last month, Grand Casino Mille Lacs celebrated its 10th anniversary.
HINCKLEY -- Hundreds of American Indian elders from across Minnesota are expected to attend the Wisdom Steps
Ventura relaxes, takes weekly broadcast outdoors
BREEZY POINT -- Broadcasting outdoors in what he described as the "vacation capital of Minnesota," Gov. Jesse Ventura on Friday criticized journalists and lawmakers while bemoaning that a county saloon with a sign offering him a free beer was closed that morning.
Hard to catch a glimpse
BREEZY POINT -- At sunrise Saturday, three boats were visible from the docks at Breezy Point Resort on the northwest corner of Pelican Lake.
McVeigh execution delayed a month
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft are meeting over the weekend, certain to discuss the FBI's bungling of records in the Oklahoma City bombing, while Timothy McVeigh considers whether to appeal his conviction.
After long battle, Army women stake new claim to their own museum
FORT LEE, Va. -- A nightgown sewn from a silk parachute. The dog tag of a World War I Army nurse. A dinner set of white china. A Soviet-made machine gun belt captured by a female MP from the Army. The personal papers and photos of the first black woman commissioned as an Army officer.
Texas governor signs hate crimes bill into law
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Gov. Rick Perry has long questioned whether Texas needed a tougher law cracking down on hate crimes against minorities, homosexuals and others, arguing that designating "new classes of citizens" could be divisive for the state.
Man sentenced to die for hate killings
PITTSBURGH -- The attorney for a man sentenced to death for killing five people in a hate-motivated shooting spree said the judge was wrong to let the jury hear a taped phone conversation in which the defendant's mother called him racist.
Court papers suggest Olson's lawyers changing defense strategy
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Prosecutors have evidence that may link ex-Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive Sara Jane Olson to fuses ordered two weeks before an attempted bomb attack on police cars.
MADD wants anti-alcohol ads similar to anti-drug campaign
WASHINGTON -- Advocates hoping to curb underage drinking called Friday for Congress to fund a media campaign comparable to one that tries to discourage teen-age drug use.
Suspect killed in shootout with law
NEW YORK (AP) -- A man wanted in a series of cross-country crimes was killed during a wild shootout with an FBI agent and other law enforcers Friday in the lobby of a Times Square hotel.
Federal judge blocks road ban in national forests
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Expanses of national forest land that would have been spared from logging and road building this weekend won't receive that protection after a federal judge blocked the Clinton administration policy.
Experts doubt new McVeigh trial because of data failure
The FBI's failure to turn over thousands of documents to Timothy McVeigh's trial lawyers was a serious error, but not one likely to result in his conviction being overturned, legal experts said Friday.
McVeigh execution delay urged
WASHINGTON -- Justice Department lawyers have recommended that Attorney General John Ashcroft delay the execution of convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh for 30 days, two government officials said Friday.
U.S. curtails effort to stop tax havens
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration plans to curtail an international effort to crack down on tax havens, reversing an initiative backed by the Clinton administration in part because of concerns the effort would lead to higher domestic taxes.
Judge dismisses suits blocking Nazi compensation fund
NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge Thursday removed a major obstacle holding up payouts from a $4.6 billion fund for more than 1 million victims of Nazi-era slave labor, but other hurdles remain.
Officials at execution site dismayed by delay
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The execution of Timothy McVeigh planned for Wednesday was to have been the most complicated, most secure and perhaps most scrutinized in American history, and thousands of federal, state and local officials had been planning for it since Aug. 14, 1997, the day he was sentenced.
Scrutiny of FBI increases in wake of document foul-up
WASHINGTON -- The discovery of long-missing documents in the Timothy McVeigh prosecution marks at least the fifth time in recent years that the FBI has come under fire for failing to disclose evidence in a major case, triggering calls for an overhaul of the agency's record-keeping and investigative procedures.
End may be in sight for gas price rise
Consumers wincing at $2-plus for a gallon of gasoline might wonder if Big Oil is making money hand over fist at their expense. The answer: Yes, the companies that refine oil into gasoline are turning much higher profits, but the earnings are hardly an out-of-control gusher, analysts said Friday.
More high schoolers making jump to the NBA
Today, Ousmane Cisse is a senior at St. Jude High School in Montgomery, Ala. In about three months, the 18-year-old hopes to be a multimillionaire, the latest in the trend of basketball players attempting to compete professionally at an increasingly younger age.
Frank Thomas out for year
CHICAGO (AP) -- Frank Thomas will have surgery next week. He hurt his triceps diving for a ground ball against Seattle on April 27 when he was making a rare appearance at first base.
Smoltz hopes for quick return after second start in minors
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- John Smoltz's second rehabilitation start in the minors was rockier than his first, but the Braves right-hander said Thursday he hopes to be back in an Atlanta uniform as early as next week.
King, Rahman agree to deal that could be worth $70 million
The heavyweight crown may move from head to head, but there really is only one King in boxing.
Arbitrator says baseball must rehire nine umpires
In a long-awaited decision satisfying no one, an arbitrator ruled Friday that baseball must reinstate nine of the 22 umpires whose resignations as part of a failed labor strategy had been accepted two years ago.
Carter responds with 50 points; 76ers fall
TORONTO -- Take that, Allen.
Poor, proud Pimlico gets dressed up for Preakness
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Joe Orseno stepped onto the grounds at grand old Pimlico Race Course and couldn't believe his eyes.
Capriati edges Martinez
BERLIN (AP) -- Jennifer Capriati has gotten mentally and physically stronger during the past year, and she needed all of that strength against Conchita Martinez.
X-treme flop XFL folds after one season
NEW YORK (AP) -- "He Hate Me" -- aka Rod Smart -- was right.
Tom Cheney already was sound asleep, so he had no idea his record was in jeopardy because of Randy Johnson.
Penguins eliminate Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Darius Kasparaitis was shocked, Jaromir Jagr was drained and Mario Lemieux was thinking about the bottom line.
Mashburn sparks Hornets
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A big game by an opposing player in the NBA playoffs can send a coach scrambling for answers. Milwaukee's George Karl is in that position now.
Everett blunder costs Red Sox tying run
It's an old baseball rule: Don't make the first or last out at third base.
All-American to enter NBA draft
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- First-team All-American Joseph Forte announced he will leave North Carolina to enter the NBA draft. The 6-foot-4 sophomore guard was selected co-ACC player of the year this season, leading the Tar Heels (26-7) in scoring (20.9).
Cubs win, Cubs win,Cubs win
MILWAUKEE -- The Chicago Cubs have a different attitude this year, and it shows in the clubhouse, as well as the standings. "We're going to shock the world," outfielder Rondell White said unashamedly.
Death of a league XFL's short rise, rapid fall
NEW YORK (AP) -- Perhaps the most stunning aspect of the XFL's demise was its swiftness.
Kuerten in top form in Italian Open in tuneup for the French Open
ROME (AP) -- Coming into the Italian Open, Gustavo Kuerten was the favorite to win the French Open. And so far, he's done nothing to shake that role.
Sakic a finalist for three awards
Joe Sakic must like his odds heading into the NHL Awards night. The Colorado captain has three shots to leave with a trophy.
Lakers continue to roll, trip Kings
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Chris Webber called it the toughest loss of his career. The Los Angeles Lakers said it was just another game.
ISLE -- Gloria Habeck, 76, Isle, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
AITKIN -- Robert "Bob" Moe, 74, Glen, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Beatrice Pull, 101, Brainerd, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
SILVER BAY -- Bernard Swiderski, 85, Silver Bay, formerly of Onamia, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at Minnesota Veterans Home in Silver Bay.
FLENSBURG -- Beverly Super, 42, Flensburg, died today, May 11, 2001, in Flensburg.
Wildred J. Dahlheimer
PIERZ -- Wildred J. Dahlheimer, 96, Pierz, died today, May 11, 2001, at Fairview Southdale Medical Center in Edina.
Roy A. Speed
Roy A. Speed, 87, Brainerd, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at home.
Wilfred J. Dahlheimer
PIERZ -- Wilfred J. Dahlheimer, 96, Pierz, formerly of Hillman, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.
Richard P. Gaugler
FARGO, N.D. -- Richard Paul Gaugler, 88, Fargo, N.D., died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at home.
Harold B. Huff
DENHAM SPRINGS, La. -- Harold Brian Huff, 56, Denham Springs, La., formerly of Garrison, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at Summit Hospital in Baton Rouge, La.
AITKIN -- Eileen Laine, 92, Aitkin, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Arthur W. Steltz
Arthur W. Steltz, 49, Brainerd, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at home.
Frederick W. Goehtz
CUSHING -- Frederick W. Goehtz, 72, Cushing, formerly of Little Falls, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at home.
Blenda E. Spitchke
PRINCETON -- Blenda E. Spitchke, 104, Princeton, formerly of Pequot Lakes, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Elim Home in Princeton.
Emily A. Plunkett
AITKIN -- Emily Ann Plunkett, 78, Aitkin, Formerly of Minneapolis, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at the Aicota Nursing Home in Aitkin.
AITKIN -- Lewis Williams, 86, Aitkin, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Blenda E. Spitchke
PRINCETON -- Blenda Elinora Spitchke, 104, Princeton, formerly of Pequot Lakes, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Elim Home in Princeton.
Marvin R. Richter
CROSBY -- Marvin Richard Richter, 64, Crosby, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Arthur 'Chuck' D. Steltz
FORT RIPLEY -- Arthur "Chuck" D. Steltz, 48, Fort Ripley, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at home.
Nora Baldwin, 61, Brainerd, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
PINE RIVER -- Pauline Griep, Pine River, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Archie Heroux, 89, Little Falls, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at the VA Hospital in St. Cloud.
Stadium talk - Dispatch Editorial
It's crunch time at the state Capitol in St. Paul. About two weeks remain before legislators must adjourn yet several important items of business -- including major spending and tax bills -- remain unfinished.
That amazing bond
How many three-letter words invoke so much in memory, emotion, comfort? If a child is lucky just saying mom can cover it all. And most of us are lucky. I know I am.
Lately there has been a lot of negative press concerning the proposed GPS tower that will be installed in our area. If the United States Coast Guard says the GPS tower is for public safety and will benefit the citizens of Minnesota, I, for one, believe them.
Illegal aliens - Dispatch Editorial
Many well-intentioned people argue that illegal aliens should be allowed to obtain Minnesota driver's licenses.
The Dispatch's editorial opinions
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Mother's Day is a day for the lady who was there for us at night when we had nightmares. She was there for us when we were scared to go to school for the first time. She was always
Judges as political pawns
WASHINGTON--It was sheer coincidence that the night before President Bush introduced his first batch of judicial appointees--11 men and women chosen for the circuit courts of appeals that are just one level below the Supreme Court--I was having dinner with one of my favorite jurists. He is Tom Stagg, who helped found the modern Republican Party of Louisiana 40 years ago, and now is a senior judge in the federal district court in Shreveport.
North Country calendar
19 -- Northern pike tournament on Pelican Lake; check in 7:30 a.m.; tournament 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; phone 746-3938 or 828-9736 for more information
The general fishing opener is past and many of us have a trout fishing experience to share (or lie about!), so join Trout Unlimited members, friends and guests for a demonstration and tasting of single-malt scotches, accompanied by appropriate hors d'oeuvres.
Fisheries chief says get ready for great walleye fishing
DNR fisheries chief Ron Payer has predicted the 2001 walleye season will sizzle after a cold start on May 12. "It should be a decent opener," Payer said. "Year classes are excellent. We have good walleye populations in all our major lakes. We're expecting a real good year overall."
Tree frogs: Tiny suction cups help them get around
We had been waiting impatiently for the end of the winter cold. We wanted to hear the spring concert of the tree frog chorus. Finally, on April 25, as we drove the Beauty Lake Road, we heard that familiar two-part song.
Reasons why your opener was great or not so great
Whether you catch fish or not, the opening of walleye and northern season is a wonderful time. Of course, it is better for those who catch fish. If you are one of those you are fortunate because there are a lot of reasons your fishing was good, bad, or somewhere in between.
PWT pros prepare to learn more lessons on Mille Lacs
GARRISON -- Red Wing's loss is Garrison's gain as the Professional Walleye Trail comes to Mille Lacs Lake May 23-25.
Stephanie Nunnink and Dustin Dorn announce their engagement. Parents are Stephen and Randi Nunnink, Brainerd, and Gary Dorn, Nisswa, and Ginger and Butch Lemke, Barnesville. A June 30 wedding is planned at Crosslake Lutheran Church.
Nancy Hillman and Terry Nielsen announce their engagement. Parents are Bob and Karen Hillman, Aitkin, and Don and Nelrose Nielsen, Omaha, Neb., and the late Phyllis Nielsen. A July 7 wedding is planned at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
Chuck and Wanda Westin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2-5 p.m. May 20 at the River Inn in Aldrich. The event will be hosted by their children. No gifts please.
Melissa J. West and Kevin Bubbers announce their engagement. A May 26 wedding is planned at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church.
Sharon Gould and Roland Smith announce their engagement. A July 7 wedding is planned at the Ivy Room in Brainerd.
Jennifer Blunt and Victor Wallin announce their engagement. Parents are Carol Heiland, Eden Prairie, and Jim Blunt, Nisswa, and Betty Wallin, Pequot Lakes, and the late Victor Wallin. A July 28 wedding is planned at Christ Community Church in Nisswa.
Naomi Miller and Brett Williams announce their engagement. Parents are Pastor Randy and Wendy Miller, Brainerd, and Mr. and Mrs. George Williams, Littleton, Colo. A June 2 wedding is planned at Crown College Chapel in St. Bonifacius.
Tami Tollefson and Jason Nichols announce their engagement. Parents are Kurt and Robin Hoff, Baxter, the late Randy Tollefson, and Dale and Lottie Short, Thornton, Colo., and Harvey and Debra Nichols, Aurora, Colo. A June 9 wedding is planned in Golden, Colo.
Larry and Miriam Olson will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. May 20 at their home. The event will be hosted by their family. They were married May 22, 1976, in Illinois.
Suzanne E. Roehl and Fredrick R. Barbee announce their engagement. A 2 p.m. June 3 wedding is planned at the bride's home at 6535 Madson Ave. N.W., Brainerd. A potluck reception will follow the ceremony.
Britt Kronstedt and Daniel Whirley announce their engagement. Parents are Bill and Mary Kronstedt, Brainerd, and Brad Whirley, Brainerd, and Brenda Whirley, Brainerd. A wedding is planned for Saturday at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter.
Alma Whitney recently celebrated her 99th birthday with a picnic in the courtyard of the Bethany Good Samaritan Village. The Quilters Club hosted an afternoon party at the Brainerd High Rise also. She was born May 1, 1902.
Michael Schumacher wins pole for the Austrian GP
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) -- Michael Schumacher clinched the pole position for Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix on the only track where he has never won a Formula One race, edging Colombian rookie Juan Pablo Montoya.
Drivers think they know Menards' secret for Pole Day
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The garage doors at Team Menard were pulled halfway shut 24 hours before Pole Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Ray frustrated despite having fastest car
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Greg Ray had the fastest speed for the fourth time in six days. And, yes, it was his best of the week.
Bush to visit St. Paul next week
ST. PAUL -- President Bush plans to visit St. Paul on Thursday to tour an alternative energy plant and deliver a speech, Mayor Norm Coleman's spokeswoman said.
Bodies of missing Olivia boys found
OLIVIA (AP) -- A mother discovered the body of her young son Friday, ending a five-week search for two cousins who apparently fell into a drainage ditch and drowned.
No settlement reached; strike continues in Benton County
FOLEY (AP) -- Human services workers in Benton County will continue to strike after mediated talks failed.
Twins official unimpressed with revised stadium bill
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota Twins President Jerry Bell said it's "doubtful" a revised stadium-funding bill debated Friday in the House Taxes Committee would satisfy the team.
Duluth newspaper to eliminate 6.3 percent of its workforce
DULUTH (AP) -- The News-Tribune will eliminate 17 positions in the wake of parent company Knight Ridder's decision to cut expenses, a newspaper executive said Thursday.
Ventura faults media for its coverage of XFL
BREEZY POINT (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura on Friday criticized the media for what he complained was unfair coverage of the XFL, the brash football league that was discontinued after one season.
Report says tests of state's drinking water reveal good news
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota's drinking water supply is sound, with none of 955 community systems exceeding state or federal levels for pesticides and industrial contaminants, according to the state Department of Health.
Stillwater Lift Bridge opens after flooding
STILLWATER (AP) -- The last bridge in the Twin Cities area that had been closed due to flooding reopened Friday.
Twins stadium bill might have some life
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A new financing plan for a $300 million Twins stadium was expected to be proposed Friday at the Legislature.
Hatch: Vikings legally bound to play at dome
ST. PAUL -- An advisory opinion by Attorney General Mike Hatch concludes that a court "would more likely than not" force the Minnesota Vikings to play out a Metrodome lease that runs through 2011.
Tribes file lawsuit challenging governor's power over gaming
Three Chippewa Indian bands that want to open a casino at a financially troubled greyhound race track in western Wisconsin filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the governor's power to block the project.
Body of one missing Olivia boy found
OLIVIA (AP) -- The body of one of two missing Olivia boys has been found in a drainage ditch, more than a month after the search began for the young cousins.
S-M's Baez, Schafer combine for no-hitter
STAPLES -- Hector Baez and Mike Schafer combined to pitch a five-inning no-hitter in the Staples-Motley Cardinals 10-0 victory over the Frazee Hornets on Friday in a non-conference baseball game.
Raiders advance to region title game
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jenny Sovich dominated for the Central Lakes College Raiders, pitching a four-hit shutout in an 8-0 win over the Rochester Yellowjackets in the Region 13A softball tournament Friday.
Saehr leads Pioneers to win
PIERZ --The Pierz Pioneers had 11 different players have at least one hit in a 6-4 victory over the Kimball Cubs on Thursday.
Pine River High School graduate Dina Kangas will be inducted into the University of Minnesota-Duluth Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 5.
S-M boys sixth at Pelican Rapids
PELICAN RAPIDS -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals placed sixth with a team score of 337 at the Pelican Rapids Invitational boys' golf meet Friday.
Warriors give Willmar 11-3 loss
WILLMAR --The Brainerd Warriors scored five runs in the top of the first inning and added five more in the top of the fourth en route to an 11-3 triumph over the Willmar Cardinals in Central Lakes Conference baseball Thursday.
Warriors' tennis team bounces back with win over Willmar
If there was any doubt how the Brainerd High School boys' tennis team would react following its first loss of the season the Warriors erased the uncertainty a day later.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Staples-Motley outscores Pequot Lakes
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals pounded out 13 hits in a 12-7 non-conference softball victory over the Pequot Lakes Patriots on Friday.
Willmar hands Warriors setback in softball
WILLMAR --The Willmar Cardinals capitalized on five Brainerd Warrior errors and scored four unearned runs in a 4-0 Central Lakes Conference softball game Thursday.
Area events Saturday
STOCK CAR RACING
The Riverfest 5-kilometer run/walk and fun run is scheduled 8:30 a.m. June 9 in Little Falls.
BHS enjoys romp in own invitational
Brainerd Warriors baseball coach Lowell Scearcy likes to scrimmage before the regular season gets under way. Scrimmages offer Scearcy and his staff an opportunity to evaluate every player.
Tech ends Brainerd's tennis streak
ST. CLOUD -- In a battle of undefeated Central Lakes Conference tennis teams it was the St. Cloud Tech Tigers remaining that way as they defeated the Brainerd Warriors 5-2 Thursday.
Fort Ripley Rebels 1-0
Flyers beat Apollo
LITTLE FALLS -- The team of Bud Godzala and Andy Spofford won the No. 1 doubles match against St. Cloud Apollo to help the Little Falls Flyers to a 4-3 win over the Eagles in Central Lakes Conference tennis Thursday.
Tech defeats Flyers in tennis
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers boys' tennis team was defeated by the St. Cloud Tech Tigers 6-1 in a Central Lakes Conference dual meet Friday.
Pierz gets first softball win
KIMBALL -- The Pierz Pioneers picked up their first win of the season and first in two years with a 12-5 victory over the Kimball Cubs in Central Minnesota Conference play Thursday.
Wolverines finish 2nd
FRAZEE -- Wadena-Deer Creek's Becca Immonen won three events to help the Wolverines girls' track and field team to a second place finish at the Daggett Invitational in Frazee Thursday.
Twins refuse to quit Rallies beat Royals in 11 innings
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have won with good pitching, defense and timely hitting. They are figuring out how to win ugly, too.
These Twins may be for real
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins found a new way to win.
Twins establish new security rules for fans
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When Minnesota Twins fans return to the Metrodome on Friday, they won't be able to buy beer from vendors working the aisles in the general-admission seats and there will be a substantial increase in security.
War stories from the Cyber Front
News item: The U.S. Army is considering a program to give every soldier a hand-held computer equipped with wireless Internet access. "This has the potential to greatly enhance the Army's ability to fight," said one defense analyst.
Quest for solvency leads to more fees for once-free services
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The dot-com wipeout that obliterated stock market fortunes is now starting to chip away at consumers' pocketbooks: Web sites are increasingly charging for information and services they once provided for free.
War is hand-held on battlefield of the future
FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- For nearly a century, the essential gear for the front-line infantry soldier has been a rifle, boots, canteen and helmet.
Deals available online despite moves to raise prices by e-tailers
Q. I don't like rummaging through store racks to find bargains. Are there still deals left on the Web? It seems that a lot of e-tailers, which used to offer lots of deep discounts, have raised their prices.
E-books yet to catch on
Some say publishing's future may be in e-books, but for all the fanfare and buzz surrounding them they have not quite caught on. Users say e-books are too cumbersome and don't compare to the ease and aesthetic appeal of printed books.
Net radio encounters growing pains
"Video," the Buggles sang, "killed the radio star."
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny west with highs in the 80s. Partly sunny east. A chance of showers or thunderstorms southeast. Highs 70 to 75.
The Weather Elsewhere
Strong storms in Plains; West unseasonably warm
Thunderstorms with strong wind and heavy rain were forecast for the Midwest on Friday, while temperatures west of the Rockies were expected to remain unseasonably warm, exceeding 100 degrees in parts of the desert Southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Frost advisory north tonight...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly to partly sunny. A chance of afternoon thunderstorms south central. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s. Tonight...A chance of evening thunderstorms south central. Otherwise clear to partly cloudy...With a slight chance of thunderstorms east central late. Lows from 40 to 50..
Tornado victims near Northfield thankful nobody was hurt
NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) -- With pieces of their home littered throughout their family farm, Maralee and Jim Feldman say they're not asking "Why Me?"
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny west. Partly to mostly cloudy east with a chance of showers northeast. Highs from the upper 60s northeast to the near 85 southwest.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny with isolated morning showers central. Mostly sunny west and east. Highs 60 to 70.
Fishing is fun
Weather drawing by Tanner Steven Collette of Mrs. Minerich's second grade class at Nisswa school.
Weather drawing by Cody Demo of Mrs. Ahlers' third grade class at Lincoln school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...A slight chance of morning showers northwest. Scattered showers and thunderstorms ending during the morning southeast...With a chance again this afternoon. Otherwise partly to mostly sunny with highs from the mid 60s northwest to the mid 70s southeast.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the 60s...Cooler near the great lakes.
The Weather Elsewhere
Iowa state forecast
Today...A slight chance of thunderstorms far northwest...Otherwise partly to mostly cloudy. Highs from the middle 60s northeast to near 80 far southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers west and north. Highs in the middle 60s east to lower 70s west.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Variable cloudiness. A few morning sprinkles in the east central and northeast with some patchy fog early in the far southeast. Highs in the 60s.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
There will be a benefit for six-year-old Devin Erickson, Clearbrook, grandson of Larry and Barb Erickson, Baxter, on May 20 at the Clearbrook American Legion.
North-South: Ray and Gladys Norrgard, 94.5; Ann Whalen and Phyllis DeRosier, 91.5; Eldon Hegstrom and Gus Schlick, 91; Mark Anderson and Clayton Haglin, 90. East-West: Warren and Betty Nelson, 106.5; Bruce Eastman and Patrick Spradlin, 100.5; Marcella Jensen and Joyce Roemer, 93.5; and Ed Abt and Bob McClellan, 80.
Names and faces
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- John Walsh, the host of "America's Most Wanted" who took part last month in a Kentucky ceremony to honor crime victims, has returned $15,000 he received for the appearance.
I want to take a moment to thank two of our car dealers in Brainerd-Baxter area for their outstanding business performance. Due to my health I needed to trade my car in for something that I could drive. I spent time calling around to talk with dealers about my needs.
Brazilians confirm, second outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) -- Authorities Thursday confirmed a second outbreak of highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul.
Dutch court convicts seven, acquits one in deaths of 58 illegal Chinese immigrants
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands -- A Dutch court Friday convicted seven men in the deaths of 58 Chinese illegal immigrants who suffocated in a cargo truck found in England last June -- a tragedy that focused international attention on the dangers of immigrant smuggling.
Britain has foot-and-mouth under control
LONDON -- Independent scientists on Friday confirmed the government's claim that Britain has contained the foot-and-mouth epidemic that crippled the livestock industry, frightened tourists away and even forced the delay of a nationwide election.
Rolls-Royce recalls vehicles after explosion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Inc. is recalling five models after a brand new car exploded at a Michigan dealership.
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