Scott and Jill (Carlson) Ferrie, Brainerd, a girl, Emma KayLynn, 9 pounds, 5 ounces, April 23, 2000. Grandparents are Rod and Sharon Carlson, Brainerd, and Don and Normie Ferrie, Cresco, Iowa.
Parnevik deals more heartache to Love
IRVING, Texas -- Jesper Parnevik wore hot pink pants, the color of Pepto-Bismol. Ultimately, it was Davis Love III who felt sick to his stomach.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Final scores and earnings Sunday of the $800,000 Electrolux USA Championship, played on the 6,479-yard, par-72 Ironhorse course of the Legends Club of Tennessee (a-denotes amateur):
Report finds cancer rates declining
WASHINGTON -- Progress is being made in the war against cancer with fewer Americans getting or dying from the disease, in part because of reduced smoking and early detection, according to a new study.
Most area students pass writing test
Many of the 10th-graders in the area did better than the state average in passing the state writing tests.
Great weather -- for hunting
It was beautiful weather for the opener -- the firearms deer opener, that is.
Twins stadium gifts going back to givers
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesotans who contributed their tax rebates and other money toward a new stadium for the Minnesota Twins last year can look for a refund this summer.
1 dead, 1 missing, 1 safe
PILLAGER -- One person is dead and one person is missing after the boat they were in capsized Saturday on the Crow Wing River near the Pillager Dam.
Teacher background checks won't be expanded
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Language that would have extended background checks to nonlicensed teachers was dropped from a wide-ranging education bill lawmakers approved last week.
Staples bar fire called suspicious
STAPLES -- A fire that destroyed a Staples business early Friday morning was being called suspicious today.
Next year, Ventura will fish at Breezy Point
BREEZY POINT -- Gov. Jesse Ventura, fresh from a successful fishing outing on Crane Lake, is heading for Breezy Point for the 2001 Governor's Fishing Opener.
Alliance names endangered properties
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota on Saturday released its annual list of properties in the state that it believes to be the most endangered.
Taiwan government recognizes Little Falls man who served there
LITTLE FALLS -- Fourty-two years after defending Taiwan from invading Communist Chinese forces, John Akotchik was awarded the medal of honor.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Three Burlington Northern employees will retire May 30. The retirees are Alex Paycer, with 39 years service; John Strobec, 35 years service; Bill Potter, 33 years services.
One person critically injured in Rosemount fire
ROSEMOUNT (AP) -- One person was critically injured with serious burns and at least two others were hurt after an early morning explosion today at a food waste processing plant in this Twin Cities suburb.
The Heartland Animal Rescue Team board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the shelter, 1401 Danielson Road.
The fifth-grade math master team from Lincoln Elementary took third place out of 30 entrants in Grand Rapids recently for the Math Masters of Minnesota Challenge. Team members were Alicia Niemi, Jeff Schuety, Chris Smolke, Logan Sjolund, Jordan Stich and Heather Halverson.
Venturas show they can fish
CRANE LAKE (AP) -- Despite a cold and rainy opener, Gov. Jesse Ventura became the first governor in nearly a decade to catch a walleye.
Missing police dog safe at home
BACKUS -- He's 15 pounds lighter with cuts, scrapes and possible coyote puncture wounds covering his body after spending a week roaming the woods in northern Minnesota.
Relief and grief as fire evacuees get look at homes
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- It was a time of jubilation for some, of intense sorrow for others, as thousands of people driven from their neighborhoods by searing walls of flame began returning home.
ABC Wins 12 Daytime Emmys in first round of awards
HOLLYWOOD -- ABC was the big winner in the preliminary portion of the Daytime Emmy Awards, claiming a dozen prizes overall during ceremonies Saturday, far more than any other network.
Violence breaks out despite Israeli good-will gesture
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- In the worst violence in four years, Israeli troops and Palestinian police fought fierce gun battles today, and three Palestinians were killed as protests swept across the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Cast of NBC's 'Friends' agrees to come back for two more seasons -- on very friendly terms
NEW YORK -- NBC will keep its ''Friends'' for two more years, but the six actors who star in the sitcom will be getting a lot more money to hang around the coffee shop.
After the million moms march...
WASHINGTON -- Advocates of tighter gun control laws hope a mass turnout of mothers and families at a weekend march will spur activism that breaks the gridlock in the Republican-run Congress.
Suspect in O'Hair vanishing goes on trial
AUSTIN, Texas -- Five years after they vanished along with $500,000 in gold coins, the only person ever charged in the disappearance of outspoken atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair and her son and daughter is going on trial in federal court.
Clinton facing showdown in Congress on Kosovo
WASHINGTON -- This week could be a decisive one for President Clinton's policy of keeping U.S. troops in Kosovo, with showdowns likely in the Senate and House that could ultimately force withdrawal of the peacekeepers next year.
Industrial production leaps ahead in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Industrial production posted its biggest leap in April in more than a year as the output of utilities rebounded, the Federal Reserve said today.
Court rejects law allowing rape victims to sue attackers in federal court
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court today threw out a law that let rape victims sue their attackers in federal court, saying Congress wrongly trampled on an area of state authority.
U.S. teachers turn to Singapore for math lessons
CHICAGO (AP) -- In professor Yoram Sagher's classroom, a dozen high school math teachers hunch over textbooks, scribbling their way through a tough geometry problem.
Philippine government, kidnappers exchange demands
JOLO, Philippines (AP) -- The government and Muslim guerrillas set new conditions today for the start of talks on freeing 21 hostages being held by the rebels in a southern Philippine jungle.
Sierra Leone rebels free 139 U.N. personnel
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leonean rebels holding 500 U.N. peacekeepers have released 139 of their captives into Liberian custody, U.N. officials said today.
Search resumes for victims in blast-devastated town
ENSCHEDE, Netherlands -- Firefighters sprayed smoldering rubble as forensic teams searched today for bodily remains two days after explosions at a fireworks warehouse killed at least 20 people and injured 601 others.
McGwire matches Mantle
Mark McGwire matched Mickey Mantle on the career home run list and Henry Rodriguez drove in seven runs. Chipper Jones homered from both sides of the plate and Andruw Jones almost hit for the cycle.
White Sox tune up for Yankees, Indians with victory over Twins
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox, heading into a three-week period that includes games against the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians, are about to find out how good they are.
Ward helps Knicks cool Heat
NEW YORK -- Charlie Ward's son must think Daddy is some kind of scorer.
Indiana president to decide if Knight stays
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana coach Bob Knight will learn today whether his vow to work on curbing his infamous temper will be enough to save his job.
Jones stops Hall in 11 rounds to keep light heavyweight crown
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Roy Jones Jr. came out swinging and Richard Hall had no answer Saturday night in their world light-heavyweight championship Saturday night.
Devils scare Flyers in playoff opener
PHILADELPHIA -- The New Jersey Devils are starting to get scary.
Carolyn V. Marsolek
SOBIESKI -- Carolyn V. Marsolek, 86, Sobieski, died Saturday, May 13, at her home.
PILLAGER -- Joe Rice, 32, Pillager, died Saturday, May 13, 2000.
LITTLE FALLS -- Berniece Powell, 97, Little Falls, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center of Little Falls.
ROYALTON --Gerald Skrock, 88, Royalton, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at St. Otto's Health Care Center of Little Falls.
Shirley E. Witt
LITTLE FALLS -- Shirley E. Witt, 73, Little Falls, and formerly of Brainerd, died Friday, May 12, 2000, at Lutheran Care Center of Little Falls.
Elizabeth 'Betty' Beal
AITKIN -- Elizabeth "Betty" Beal, 83, Aitkin, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Riverwood Extended Care Center of Aitkin.
RANDALL --Seward Wise, 92, Randall, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Lutheran Care Center of Little Falls.
CROSSLAKE -- Allen Leslie, 86, Crosslake, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.
ROYALTON -- Kenneth Popp, 59, Royalton, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Thomas R. Hegstad
Thomas R. Hegstad, 70, Brainerd, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Henry 'Hank' A. Harrison
LITTLE FALLS -- Henry "Hank" A. Harrison, 80, Little Falls, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at the Veteran's Administration in St. Cloud.
Alvin 'Turk' Soderman
Alvin "Turk" Soderman, 55, Brainerd, died Friday, May 12, 2000, at home.
The following letters were written by students in Carol Jackson's sixth-grade class at Washington Middle School in Brainerd.
Fifty years ago Washington was shaken by worries over spies in the State Department. Today the worries are back.
MOTEGI, Japan (AP) -- Results Sunday of the CART Firestone Firehawk 500, with starting position in parentheses, driver, country, make of car, laps completed and reason out, if any:
Andretti paces Firestone Firehawk 500
MOTEGI, Japan -- A 24-hour rain delay at the Firestone Firehawk 500 worked in Michael Andretti's favor.
Little Falls splits at Pierz tourney
PIERZ -- The Little Falls Flyers were 1-1 Saturday in the Pierz Invitational beating the Staples-Motley Cardinals 5-1 and losing to the Moose Lake Rebels 3-2.
High School Baseball
Raiders run rampant
It was a weekend to remember at Central Lakes College.
Radio guide -- WYRQ-FM (92.1), KFML-FM (94.1), KKIN-FM (94.3), KTCF-FM (101.5), KTIG-FM (102.7), WCCO-AM (830), KKIN-AM (930), KLTF-AM (960), 3WI-AM (1270), KVBR-AM (1340), KLIZ-AM (1380), KLLZ-AM (1600)
S-M boys stay on track with victory
CROSBY -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals boys track and field team took top honors at the Crosby-Ironton Invitational Friday with 154 points.
CLC softball team advances to nationals
At the beginning of the spring, the first thing Heidi Rogge and her Central Lakes College teammates wanted to know was where the national tournament was being held.
Raider baseball team qualifies for nationals
The Central Lakes College baseball team would have liked a smoother road to take on its way to New York.
Field of dreams:
In the 3-year history of Brainerd High School soccer the program literally has been kicked around.
Brainerd Braves win easily
The Brainerd Braves had little trouble in a 15-0 exhibition win over the Alexandria Aces Friday.
Gobblers win baseball tournament
HINCKLEY -- The Aitkin Gobblers went 3-0 in the Hinckley-Finlayson Tournament over the weekend to take first place.
S-M boys win on home course
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals hosted a 16 team boys golf invitational Saturday in which the Cardinals number one team placed first with a score of 323.
Around the world
Amsterdam 82 53 clr
Tonight...Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Lows 40 to 45. East wind 10 to 15 mph.
Weather drawing by Jake Caughey of Mr. Hendrickson's third grade class at Baxter school.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 64 38 cdy
Names and faces
EATONTON, Ga. (AP) -- Wesley Snipes, who has played a federal marshal, a police officer and an FBI agent in his movies, wants to bring some real-life action to rural Georgia.
Repeat storyteller needs understanding from his audience
DEAR ABBY: I would like to share my thoughts regarding the 80-year-old talkaholic. This man's wife needs support. Perhaps the wife could ask for ''group support'' by inviting listeners to raise their hands so the gentleman knows they have heard his stories before and he is talking too much. He knows what he is doing and is taking unfair advantage of his audience and his age. He is not a fragile old man. He is an abuser. -- DOWN WITH NOISE POLLUTION, LONG BEACH, CALIF.
Dear Heloise: Now that I am older, change is not good. So, when I get an item out of a drawer, I leave the DRAWER OPEN as a reminder to put the item back in the same place.
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