NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 56, a year ago 109.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
VANDALISM --Gregory Huiris, Sleepy Eye, reported vandalism to heavy equipment while it was parked at the construction site on 43rd Street in Barrows.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday Cattle: 700.
The Little Falls Police Department reported three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on East Broadway Avenue in Little Falls.
BURGLARY --Paul Skogen, 1000 block of Ninth Avenue Northeast, reported his residence had been broken into.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 400.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 56, a year ago 109.
Woman golf pro leads Cuyuna Country Club
DEERWOOD -- She's a mother, a wife, a high school teacher, a girls' basketball coach and now Cathy Hughes is the only Head Golf Professional in the area.
Grip, alignment, ball position, posture are key ingredients for a proper golf swing
All credible PGA golf instructors will tell you that Pre-Swing fundamentals are key to constructing a reliable golf swing. Grip, alignment, ball position and posture are the building blocks that allow proper swing motion. The two address fundamentals most responsible for impact solidity are hand position and ball position.
The Crow Wing Country Unit of the American Cancer Society is sponsoring The Longest day of Golf at the Pines Golf Course at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. Monday, June 5, golf all day with lunch and carts included.
Twilight Golf League
Men's Twilight Golf League
Cuyuna Country Club appeals to a variety of golfers
DEERWOOD -- Located between Crosby and Aitkin, Cuyuna Country Club is home away from home for many golfers.
Drug may ease hot flashes in women with breast cancer
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Postmenopausal women whose hot flashes are caused by the breast cancer medication tamoxifen may find some relief in a drug normally used to treat high blood pressure, researchers suggested today.
Pill shows promise for keeping alcoholics on the wagon
CHICAGO -- A drug designed to help alcoholics abstain from drinking showed promise in its first American test, according to researchers.
Study links hostility, heart disease in young
CHICAGO (AP) -- Young adults who scored high on a hostility test were 2.5 times more likely to have signs of heart disease 10 years later than those who were rated average or below, according to a study in today's Journal of the American Medical Association.
S-M's Hoffert makes mark in triple jump
STAPLES -- Distance runners generally aren't good triple jumpers, but Staples-Motley senior Amanda Hoffert is a unique athlete.
Pre-engineering graduates recognized
Among those recognized for achievement in academic rigor at Central Lakes College graduation ceremonies were five pre-engineering students who will transfer to university engineering programs.
Staples-Motley girls' golfers still dominate
STAPLES -- In Webster's Dictionary the word dominant means "commanding, controlling or prevailing over all others." That pretty much describes the Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' golf team.
Faculty names CLC Teacher of Year
Sandra Kaplan was named Teacher of the Year by the Central Lakes College Faculty Association.
Cass Human Services expenditures under budget
WALKER -- Cass County Human Services expenditures were at 31 percent after 33 percent of the year at the end of April, Health and Human Services Director Dorothy Opheim told the county board Tuesday.
Federal Dam sewer system to be done in phases
WALKER -- Work will begin on the new city sewer system for Federal Dam this year, but it likely will not be completed this year.
Cass debates tax abatement, tax-increment financing after request from Barclay West group
WALKER -- The Cass County Board received and filed a request from Barclay West group of Pine River to permit a tax abatement under newer legislation.
Proposal to remodel former church turned back to Cass buildings panel
WALKER -- The Cass County Board referred back to the county buildings committee, composed of Commissioners Joanne Pels and Glenn Witham, a proposal to remodel the former Hope Lutheran Church into county offices.
Rains expected to help crop conditions across state
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Work in the fields was slowed by rains last week, but most planting had already been completed, so the moisture was helpful to farmers, the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service said in its weekly crop report.
Cass hears annual health services report
WALKER -- Cass County Health and Human Services Director Dorothy Opheim presented the annual health services report to the county board Tuesday.
Boys work, play at Camp Confidence
On one of those days in May when the temperature soared into the 90s and everyone was itching to get outside, boys from PORT Group Homes hauled dirt and rock for a landscape project at Camp Confidence, just outside Brainerd.
True meaning of life found in stewardship
The true meaning of Maurice Schwen's life can be seen in the thousands of trees he's raised throughout the state -- trees whose shade he has never enjoyed.
Three engineering students at CLC earn scholarships
Three pre-engineering freshmen at Central Lakes College have been awarded $1,300 in scholarships to pursue education in three specialized areas.
Reservists attend military police school at Camp Ripley
Bob Kroll, a sergeant first class in the Minnesota Army National Guard, has been teaching land navigation, map reading and Military Operations on Urban Terrain site tactics to students at the U.S. Army Reserve Military Police School at Camp Ripley for the last five years.
Pequot's Rager wins awards for wrestling
MORRIS -- University of Minnesota-Morris wrestler Randy Rager of Pequot Lakes won the eighth annual Koslowski Trophy as the Cougars' most valuable wrestler.
CLC Foundation OKs $150,000 in scholarships
The Central Lakes College Foundation has approved nearly 250 scholarships for students who will attend CLC from 75 communities across Minnesota in the coming academic year.
Friendship Circle volunteers, businesses team up for Mother's Day
Hundreds of carnations, corsages, bouquet flowers, plants and balloons were donated and distributed to mothers for Mother's Day.
Project Achieve to aid average students
A new scholarship and leadership program called Project Achieve will add about $30,000 in scholarships thanks to the generosity of the Holden family, the Central Minnesota Initiative Foundation and Mid-State Educational Telecommunications.
Brainerd's AAUW branch earns rare distinction
The Brainerd branch of the Association of American University Women has earned state recognition in an uncommon fashion.
STAPLES -- The 19th annual Area Agency on Aging conference will be Wednesday, June 7, at the Staples Centennial Auditorium.
Pillager names first Teacher of Year
PILLAGER -- The faculty and administration of Pillager Schools recently selected Karl Kaufmann, science teacher, as the Pillager 1999-2000 Teacher of the Year and nominee for Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
Weimer hopes to jump past Aitkin records
AITKIN -- Mark Weimer has been leaps and bounds above his competition this year for the Aitkin Gobblers track and field team.
Residents air annexation concerns to city
The Brainerd City Council heard Monday from residents concerned about Brainerd's recent resolution to annex 1,500 acres north of the city.
VFW Poppy art
VFW auxiliary members Lucille Schellin (left) and Rosie Robison are poppy chairpersons for the VFW Poppy promotion Friday, and Saturday.
Cass to revise county zoning ordinances
WALKER -- The Cass County Environmental Services Department, the planning advisory commission and environmental services advisory committee will compile proposed changes for the county zoning ordinances.
New system alerts police officers to dangerous situations
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A new database that attaches warning messages to license plate numbers, vehicle types and people's names is allowing police officers to more confidently conduct traffic stops and other routine calls.
Sviggum: No veto overrides
House Speaker Steve Sviggum doesn't expect the Minnesota House to override any of Gov. Jesse Ventura's vetoes when it convenes at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Doc Smedley and Olive Risser carded a low net score of 64 Friday to win the "Mixed Foursome" couples night event at Brainerd Golf and Country Club. Runners-up were John Struthers and Alicia Hulsether.
Little Falls road worker killed
CLEARWATER (AP) -- A Little Falls man working on a road resurfacing project died in a construction accident in Wright County.
Wallin seeks annexation boundary line
Brainerd Mayor James Wallin Monday asked the Brainerd City Council members where they would like to see the Brainerd-Baxter boundary line drawn.
Interest shown in land Baxter purchasing for industrial park
BAXTER -- The "i's" and the "t's" have yet to be dotted and crossed on a land deal for the 77 acres of county land Baxter is purchasing to expand the Baxter Industrial Park.
On Eve of vote, Profile of Learning squabble heats up
ST. PAUL -- House Speaker Steve Sviggum raised the stakes on the Profile of Learning debate Tuesday, laying out conditions he must have for a graduation standards bill to pass.
Report of LF superintendent's evaluation delayed
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls School Board delayed a public report of the superintendent's evaluation, intended for Monday's meeting, to June 19 instead.
In reference to Baxter City Administrator Larry Kruse's statement on Page 1A Tuesday concerning boundary issues between Baxter and Brainerd, the following quote should have been included about where Baxter would like to see a boundary line between the two cities.
Suspects in random killing were involved in murder-for-hire plot
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Two of the teen-age suspects in the random killing of a bicyclist last month were allegedly involved in a murder-for-hire plot, according to a search warrant.
3M cutting some Scotchguard products
MINNEAPOLIS -- Consumer products giant 3M Co. said it is phasing out some of its Scotchgard stain-repellent products after tests detected low levels of a production chemical in people and the environment.
Iowa man dies in Goodhue accident
GOODHUE (AP) -- An Iowa man has died in a two vehicle accident in Goodhue County.
The Northland Arboretum will hold its annual spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Northland Arboretum on Northwest Seventh Street, behind Herberger's.
Old Crow Wing County Canoe Day set June 4
Old Crow Wing Canoe Day and fur trade encampment will be celebrated June 4 at Crow Wing State Park.
Food shelf donation
Tom Stepanek (left) with the Brainerd Salvation Army and John Weinhandl with the National Association of Letter Carriers and Brainerd Post Office push in 1,260 pounds of food which was collected by Brainerd letter carriers Saturday for the food shelf.
Fed moves don't catch many by surprise in steadily growing lakes area
Area contractors are in their busiest season and the federal government is on a mission to slow the pace of economic growth.
Building permit refund request baffles Baxter
BAXTER -- It began as a story of two neighbors, two additions and only one required a $125 permit for a variance.
About half of Cass County parcel maps now digitized on computer
WALKER -- Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Anderson reported Tuesday to the county board about 55 percent of the county parcel maps have been digitized on computer.
The visitation time for Thomas Hegstad listed on Page 2A Tuesday has been changed. Friends may call a half-hour before services Thursday at First Presbyterian Church of Brainerd.
Campion picked to lead the BCA
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Michael Campion, a longtime employee of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, has been appointed the agency's superintendent, Public Safety Commissioner Charlie Weaver announced Monday.
Fisher to succeed Dowson as Cass sheriff
WALKER -- The Cass County Board on Tuesday appointed Chief Deputy Randy Fisher to succeed Jim Dowson as sheriff, immediately after thanking Dowson in behalf of the public for his service to the county.
The Brainerd Daily Dispatch Internet server will be out of service from 1-7 a.m. Wednesday.
LF continues to work on budget balancing
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls School District is still working out details from its $1.5 million in cuts to help balance the budget.
Births on increase in Minnesota
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The number of births in Minnesota in the late 1990s increased despite predictions they would fall as the state's population aged, according to Minnesota Planning.
Central Lakes College is offering Spanish day camps for children in kindergarten through grade 5.
Seven members of one family hurt in crash
MORA (AP) -- A 10-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition after a car crash that also hurt his mother and five siblings.
How to make support for Warrior way hold water
How can residents easily support the Brainerd School District?
Ventura uses his veto power sparingly on bills
ST. PAUL -- Legislators returning to the Capitol this week will have less work on their plate than they expected thanks to Gov. Jesse Ventura's sparing use of his veto power.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - The big winner in the recent Lions Club Crappie Fishing Tournament was Herman Wisneski, who won for the Biggest Fish, the tournament, a 1-pound, 12-ounce Crappie.
Mayor Adam has a few changes in mind
A request for no school for the next several years came from the Brainerd mayor Monday night.
The Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly spelled the name of Brad Waidelich in a letter to the editor that was published in Monday's paper.
Region 5 meeting set May 25
STAPLES -- The Region 5 Commission will meet at 7 p.m. May 25 in the Region 5 office in Staples.
Graduation standards deal criticized on several fronts
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state's top education official and a key lawmaker signaled Monday that the Profile of Learning deal struck last week is in jeopardy.
Arts supporters hope for override
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Guthrie Theater supporters scrambled to try to win legislative support to override Gov. Jesse Ventura's line-item veto of $3 million in planning money for a new theater complex in Minneapolis.
Consumer prices hold steady in April, energy prices post first decline in nearly year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer prices, after rising sharply for two straight months, held steady in April as energy prices posted their first decline in almost a year.
Attorneys argue whether Xerox gunman was sane during killing spree
HONOLULU -- The man accused of gunning down seven of his Xerox Corp. co-workers believed the company ''was messing with him'' and ''hated his co-workers because he thought they made him look bad,'' a prosecutor argued Monday.
Drought expected to linger in Midwest, South despite rains
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite the likelihood of rain, a drought will persist into the summer in the Midwest and South as expected high temperatures cause the moisture to evaporate, the government said today in its latest drought forecast.
In Philippines, virus similar to ''Love Bug'' found on seized diskette
MANILA, Philippines -- A computer diskette seized from the apartment of a Filipino student who said he may have accidentally released the ''Love Bug'' computer virus contained a similar virus that apparently was written by another student, officials said today.
Cohen warns against Kosovo deadline
WASHINGTON -- If the Senate succeeds in imposing a deadline for the withdrawal of American peacekeeping troops from Kosovo, the NATO allies probably would follow suit and the viability of the Atlantic alliance would be called into question, Defense Secretary William Cohen said today.
Big interest rate boost shows new aggressiveness by Fed
WASHINGTON -- In opting for a more aggressive half-point increase in interest rates, the Federal Reserve started a new phase in its 11-month campaign to hold economic growth to a more sustainable level.
'Fortunate' Los Alamos residents go home
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- When Bill Starkovich heard his neighborhood had reopened, he rushed home ahead of his wife and jumped behind the lawnmower.
AARP looks to capture loyalty of baby boomers
ORLANDO, Fla. -- As the AARP's biannual convention opens here Tuesday , its leadership is worried that its days as a powerhouse -- representing the elderly both in the halls of Congress and on Main Street -- could be thwarted by the indifference of baby boomers.
Bush calls for Social Security reform, but leaves details out
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. -- Texas Gov. George W. Bush reaffirmed Monday his call for fundamental reforms in Social Security, but refused to provide details on the key elements of his plan to transform the United States' retirement program for the elderly.
Suspect in 1963 black church bombing jailed
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A long-time suspect in the 1963 bombing of a black Birmingham church was jailed today after a grand jury returned an indictment against him, his lawyer said.
Massive oil field sited in Caspian Sea off coast of Kazakhstan
A consortium of Western oil companies has found a vast petroleum reserve in the northern Caspian Sea off the coast of Kazakhstan that may well be the largest oil discovery anywhere in the world in the past 20 years, according to U.S. officials and industry sources.
Oregon voters conduct first vote-by-mail primary
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon voters conducting the nation's first vote-by-mail primary used the occasion to reject five out of six ballot measures and choose candidates for Congress, secretary of state, treasurer and the Legislature.
EPA draft report cites cancer risks from dioxin
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The cancer risks from exposure to dioxins may be significantly greater than previously thought, at least for a small segment of the population, according to a draft report by the Environmental Protection Agency.
On-again, off-again, on-again
HOUSTON -- The on-again, off-again Continental-led airline fare hike is back on again, and analysts expect this one to stick.
Tougher teacher training standards proposed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A coalition of educators wants tougher standards for teachers' colleges seeking endorsement of their courses.
Gore, Bush continue battle over Social Security
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Expanding their spat over Social Security, Vice President Al Gore corralled an infantry of economists Tuesday to fire at Texas Gov. George W. Bush's plan to allow workers to invest some Social Security taxes into stocks and bonds. Bush, defending the plan, settled on one peculiar advocate to press his case: Al Gore.
House defeats bill to change budget process
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House lawmakers agree that the current budget process is in disarray, but have stepped back from a bill to bring about fundamental changes in the way they decide how the nation's money will be spent.
First lady accepts N.Y. Democratic Senate nomination
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Cheered on by her husband and 5,000 New York Democrats, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton accepted her party's nomination for the Senate Tuesday night with a rally-style partisan speech in which she said New York ''can do better and we should not settle for less.''
Sheriff releases 700-page official report on Columbine massacre
DENVER -- Reading like a macabre itinerary of death, the official report of the Columbine shootings charts the minute-by-minute movements of the two teen-age gunmen who launched their attack with the exhortation, ''Go! Go!'' -- then with calm dispatch killed 13 people and wounded 21 in little more than 15 minutes. One witness reported hearing a gunman shout during the shooting, ''This is what we always wanted to do. This is awesome!''
GOP seeks to repeal funding for tobacco suits
WASHINGTON -- Seeking to stop the federal government's lawsuit against the tobacco industry, key Senate Republicans are lining up behind a provision that could stymie the Justice Department's ability to defend or prosecute most major civil litigation.
Bush touts free trade, links with Mexico
AUSTIN, Texas -- Shortly after he was elected governor, George W. Bush attended the inauguration of Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo. Friendship blossomed as the Texan promoted free trade and close ties.
Dean of White House reporters quits after UPI sale
WASHINGTON -- Helen Thomas, the dean of the White House press corps, resigned from United Press International Tuesday in the wake of the wire service's purchase by News World Communications, an organization with links to the Unification Church and the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
Millions more children may suffer from lead exposure, study says
BOSTON -- New research suggests that millions more children than previously thought might have lead-linked mental impairment, while another study supports a strong link between lead exposure and juvenile delinquency.
Patty Hearst Shaw defies gag order in Sara Jane Olson case
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A sweeping gag order issued in the case of a former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive has not stopped key witness Patty Hearst Shaw from speaking out in ''Talk'' magazine.
Giuliani refuses to say whether he'll quit race
NEW YORK -- So what if he has insisted that he's running for U.S. Senate and has raised $19 million in political contributions so far?
Corps' Mississippi construction unjustified, report to say
WASHINGTON -- The first independent review of a $1 billion proposal to expand locks on the upper Mississippi River finds the project is not needed and that the Army Corps of Engineers is using flawed assumptions in its study favoring the costly construction, according to a source familiar with the report.
Rural sober school stays open for now
FREEBORN (AP) -- The United South Central school board voted not to close the Sober School, an experimental high school aimed at helping recovering teen-age addicts stay sober and get back on their feet.
Survey: People don't admire wealth but aspire to have it
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Americans in record numbers may be tuning in to watch contestants on television game shows win big bucks, but a new survey shows that a majority of them believe that lots of money makes people greedy and insensitive.
Goof by city workers had Louisiana town using water contaminated by sewage
PINEVILLE, La. (AP) -- Residents of about 60 homes drank and bathed in water contaminated by sewage for almost three months because city workers mistakenly connected a sewer line to an underground water pipe.
Knicks find way to ward off Heat
MIAMI (AP) -- It didn't take four games for the New York Knicks to figure out the Miami Heat's defense. It just took them that long to attack it correctly.
Twins suffer 14-0 loss to Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins played like a team with the lowest payroll in the majors.
Line drive angers Reds' hurler
HOUSTON (AP) -- A hard line drive by Jeff Bagwell grazed the arm of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Ron Villone, changing his attitude for the game.
Hats off in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- All that for a baseball cap.
76ers gain new life
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- All of a sudden, Philadelphia is back in the series. And once again, the Indiana Pacers are perilously close to ending Larry Bird's coaching career.
It only gets harder from here on out
The NBA chieftains must have breathed a sigh of relief to finally see the Blazers-Lakers series take shape on the horizon, even if it meant too little time left for proper goodbyes.
Musselman eulogized as fierce competitor
TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) -- Everyone had a story about Bill Musselman, and they all painted a vivid picture of the late coach: A leather-tough, fiercely loyal man who cared even more about people than basketball.
Lakers set Suns; Trail Blazers silence Jazz
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant had to chuckle when asked if the Los Angeles Lakers played a statement game to finish off Phoenix in their Western Conference semifinal series.
Flyers bedevil New Jersey
PHILADELPHIA -- Don't write off the Philadelphia Flyers just yet. Sound familiar?
Twins lose to Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) -- If Alex Rodriguez is playing his last season in Seattle, he'd like to go out with another AL West title.
Pressure off Gophers in Big Ten college baseball tournament
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Big Ten postseason baseball tournament is really anticlimactic for Minnesota, and that's just the way the Golden Gophers like it.
Blazers hoping home is where clincher is
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The longer Jeff Hornacek postpones retirement, the more pressure will be heaped on the shoulders of the favored Portland Trail Blazers.
Donald R. Terrell
PEQUOT LAKES -- Donald Robert Terrell, 80, Pequot Lakes, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Shirley A. Knudsen
Memorial services for Shirley A. Knudsen will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church of Brainerd, with a luncheon to follow, served by the St. Theresa Guild. Memorials are preferred to the St. Francis Catholic Church of Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS --Berniece Powell, 98, Little Falls, and formerly of Cushing, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center of Little Falls.
PIERZ -- Jim Hoheisel, 87, Pierz, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at his home.
Clarence 'Pete' Peterson
McGREGOR -- Clarence "Pete" Peterson, 89, McGregor, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
Rebecca L. Tate-Turner
CROSSLAKE -- Rebecca L. Tate-Turner, 47, Crosslake, and formerly of Cottage Grove, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Lakeview Hospital of Stillwater.
ROYALTON -- Kenneth Popp, 59, Royalton, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital, of cancer.
Thomas R. Hegstad
Thomas Roy Hegstad, 70, Brainerd, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Ronald E. Havenor
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Ronald Everett Havenor, 82, Las Cruces, N.M., and formerly of Emily, died May 2, 2000, at La Posada Hospice Facility of Las Cruces, N.M.
Virginia L. Anderson
AITKIN -- Virginia L. Anderson, 53, Reno, Nev., formerly of Aitkin, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at home.
PILLAGER -- Joseph Rice, 32, Pillager, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, in Cass County.
Patrick M. Holtz
LITTLE FALLS -- Patrick Michael Holtz, 36, Little Falls, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, near Buffalo from injuries from a construction accident.
Allen E. Leslie
CROSSLAKE -- Allen E. Leslie, 86, Crosslake, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center of Crosby.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Donald Terrell, 80, Pequot Lakes, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Seward E. Wise
RANDALL --Seward Erwin Wise, 92, Randall, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Lutheran Care Center of Little Falls.
Thomas R. Hegstad
Thomas Roy Hegstad, 70, Brainerd, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Arnold Dillon, 74, Brainerd area, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at home.
After the march
WASHINGTON -- As the United States woke up Monday morning from a day of stirring speeches and wrenching stories about guns and their carnage, the question at hand is this: What, if anything, did the Million Mom March achieve?
Bobby Knight - Dispatch Editorial
It's not necessary to be a college basketball junkie to know who Bobby Knight is. His volatile actions during nearly 30 years of coaching at the University of Indiana have spilled off the sports pages into the nation's collective consciousness.
I am a sophomore attending the Brainerd Senior High. I was recently removed from my fifth hour class "American Studies." Apparently there was something "inappropriate" written on the desk in which I sit in.
Low crime rate - Dispatch Editorial
Politicians are quick to take credit for good news and last week's announcement of a continued decline in serious crime was no exception.
It was a busy week, but the weather lured me outside. I had 45 minutes and needed some solitude: an opportunity to relax and reflect. The Northland Arboretum, right in town, became my destination.
Restore the bridge to Cuba
The following editorial appeared in Monday's Los Angeles Times:
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
Heslop shoots 89 for Patriots
DETROIT LAKES--Jackie Heslop finished with a round of 89 for the Pequot Lakes Patriots who finished fourth at the Detroit Lakes girls' golf Invitational Tuesday.
W-DC dominates track meet
WADENA -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals placed first in both the girls' and the boys' meets at the Wadena-Deer Creek Willis Invitational Monday.
Despite squandering two leads, Warriors defeat Little Falls Flyers
LITTLE FALLS -- An inability to deliver clutch hits with runners in scoring position nearly cost the Brainerd Warriors a Central Lakes Conference baseball game Tuesday.
LF netters blank Sartell
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers won all seven matches in straight sets Monday as they beat up on Sartell 7-0 in the Central Lakes Conference.
Pierz girls' take conference track and field meet; Pierz boys' team finishes fifth
HOLDINGFORD -- The Pierz Pioneers girls placed first with a score of 177 and the boys finished fifth in the Central Minnesota Conference track and field Championship Tuesday.
BROOKLYN PARK -- The Staples-Motley girls golf team continued its undefeated season Monday by placing first in the Edinburgh Invitational at the part-72 Edinburgh USA Golf Course.
Cori Severson of the Brainerd Warriors cleared 4 feet, 6 inches, in the high jump and placed eighth in the Central Lakes Conference meet at Don Adamson Field Tuesday. See track results on Page 17A. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
BHS outlasts Sauk Rapids
SAUK RAPIDS -- The Brainerd Warriors and the Sauk Rapids Storm battled it out for nine innings Monday as the Warriors scored two in the top of the ninth and held on for the win.
Zauhar, Pelzer lead Warriors in hurdles
The Brainerd High School girls' track and field team hasn't had a great season, but the Warriors did have some great individual performances Tuesday at the Central Lakes Conference meet.
Warrior girls place 4th in golf
ST. CLOUD -- Rocori easily won a Central Lakes Conference meet Monday as the Brainerd Warriors finished fourth.
Pierz boys win league golf meet
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers won the final Central Minnesota Conference meet of the spring Monday with 151 strokes, six ahead of runner-up Maple Lake.
Alexandria wins boys' golf meet
LITTLE FALLS -- Five teams shot under 320 Monday in a Central Lakes Conference meet at Little Falls Country Club.
Softball team coasts past Flyers
The Brainerd Warriors softball team defeated the Little Falls Flyers 7-1 in their last home game of the regular season Tuesday.
Neznik sparks Pequot Lakes
PEQUOT LAKES -- Heather Neznik knocked in the game winning run Monday to lead the the Pequot Lakes Patriots over the Sebeka Trojans in an eight inning 7-6 Park Region Conference victory.
Grieme leads Wolverines to second
WADENA --The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines boys' golf team placed second with a 171 at the Wadena Golf Club in a three way non-conference meet Tuesday.
"Mudcat" to help gulls open 2000 season
The Brainerd Mighty Gulls of the Northwoods League have secured former Minnesota Twin Jim "Mudcat" Grant as their celebrity guest on opening day Saturday, June 3.
Pequot Lakes gets 10 on Pillager
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the third inning to ten run the Pillager Huskies 10-0 in a Park Region Conference game Tuesday.
High School Baseball
Brainerd defeats Sartell in tennis; Flyers win
SARTELL -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' tennis team defeated the Sartell Sabers 6-1 in Central Lakes Conference play Tuesday.
Brainerd places second in conference boys' track meet
With the state True Team meet in the back of their minds someone might say the Brainerd Warriors boys' track and field team overlooked the Central Lakes Conference meet Tuesday.
W-DC's Ice pitches no-hitter
PARK RAPIDS -- Wadena-Deer Creek's Brandon Ice pitched a no-hitter as the Wolverines swept a Mid-State Conference baseball doubleheader from the Park Rapids Panthers Tuesday.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Bees amateur baseball team defeated Alexandria 19-3 on Saturday and lost to Sauk Rapids 7-1 on Sunday in season-opening action.
Pierz rallies for 6-5 victory
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday to defeat the Howard Lake-Waverly Lakers 6-5 in a Central Minnesota Conference game.
Area events Today
High School Baseball
Raiders' softball team prepares for national tournament
Less than two days after the Central Lakes College softball team won the Region 13 championship, the Raiders players were already on the way to their reward -- the Division III community college national tournament.
Damion LaPrairie of Brainerd won his lightweight fight against Vern Christensen of Milwaukee at the Ho-Chunk Casino at Wisconsin Dells, Wis., Friday.
Lakes area news
BREEZY POINT -- Breezy Point Parks and Recreation is offering Art Day Camp on July 10-14.
Scandinavian folk music event set in Nisswa
NISSWA -- Nisswa-Stamman, a gathering of musicians, dancers and general aficionados of Scandinavian folk music, will take place June 9-10 at the Nisswa Pioneer Village.
It wasn't easy saying goodbye to a best friend
I said goodbye to my best friend early Sunday morning.
Candles catch on
PEQUOT LAKES -- They can be highly addictive; often one is simply not enough.
Pequot students matched with chamber members in mentoring program
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has now started a student chamber of commerce.
Lakes area events
Nisswa Chamber of Commerce spring dinner, Tuesday, Grand View Lodge. Social hour and raffle, 5:30 p.m. Dinner, 7 p.m.
Crosslake-Ideal Lions to hold golf tourney to fight Lou Gehrig's disease
PEQUOT LAKES --The Crosslake-Ideal Lions Club will hold the third Chet Nelson Open golf tournament Friday at the Whitefish Golf Club in Pequot Lakes.
Nisswa chamber, parks, recreation to sponsor golf tourney
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Chamber of Commerce and Nisswa Parks and Recreation will sponsor a golf tournament Thursday, June 8, at the Pines golf course.
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Albany,N.Y. 60 35 clr
Tonight...Mostly cloudy with areas of fog. Lows around 50. Light and variable wind.
Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Northeast wind 10 to 20 mph.
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Albany,N.Y. 66 50 cdy
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Amsterdam 85 58 cdy
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Amsterdam 85 58 cdy
Weather drawing by Randie Swanson of Mrs. Pelto's third grade class at Baxter school.
Weather drawing by Emily Thesing of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a simple greeting from a reporter: ''Hi, Prince.''
Refugee honors mothers of two lands, cultures
DEAR ABBY: Mother's Day always brings back memories of an incident that happened three years ago.
Dear Heloise: My sister, Norma, and I have sent TEA BAGS to friends and to each other in our birthday cards and letters for several years.
Washington Middle School Builders Club is hosting a community car wash from 3:15-6 p.m. Thursday behind Washington Middle School. Donations will be accepted. Donations will be designated for future school and/or community service projects.
Ironton Legion Post 443 will have a steak fry from 5-8 p.m. Friday. Dance to 40s music of Frank "Whiskers" Gust.
Mother's ill-timed surgery cuts into vacation plans
DEAR ABBY: I was an only child. I am 53 years old and have been married 33 years. All my life, my mother told me never to tell my maternal grandmother when our family had plans, because she would always ''get sick'' and spoil everything. For several months, my husband and I have been looking forward to a vacation in a cabin in the mountains. We have not had one mainly because of the illness and death of our son.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- In remarks before a room full of doctors, veteran newsman Walter Cronkite complained that humans ''still believe the way to settle arguments is to kill each other.''
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