General Motors to offer side curtain and dual-stage air bags
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. plans to offer side curtain and dual-stage air bags in many of its cars, but won't meet a deadline for introducing a system that stops passenger air bags from inflating if a child or child seat is in front of it.
This year features cars of a different COLOR
This year, Brenda Robert wore an orange scarf to California's biggest auto show.
Rules requiring cleaner-running large trucks, buses proposed
WASHINGTON -- In a two-pronged attack on dirty air, the Clinton administration is proposing rules that would require almost sulfur-free diesel fuel and dramatic cuts in pollution from large trucks and buses, according to administration officials.
GM agrees to $19 million brake settlement
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors Corp. has agreed to a $19 million settlement for a class action lawsuit that alleged the company installed defective brake parts in sedans built from 1988 to 1993.
Acura offers limited (but good) options
Attention, confused car buyers. You know who you are -- the folks who hate checking the long lists of vehicle options only to find you can only get that leather interior if you pay for heated seats or some other feature you don't want.
Simple skillet recipe takes just 30 minutes
This simple skillet recipe will take only about 30 minutes from start to finish -- you don't need to boil the pasta ahead of time. The ingredients are cooked together in one pan, so clean-up is a snap, too.
Layer potatoes, other vegetables for tasty vegetarian meal
Potato strata layers potatoes and other vegetables with eggs and cheese, and would suit many vegetarian meal plans.
Grill offers quick, easy meals for summer
During the warmer months of the year, we cook many of our meals on the Weber grill. From just good ol' grilled burgers to you name it, I love that smoky, grilled flavor.
BURGLARY --Paul Skogen, 1000 block of Ninth Avenue Northeast, reported his residence had been broken into.
THEFT -- Ruth McInnes, 500 block of Third Avenue Northeast, reported the theft of her vehicle.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 56, a year ago 109.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a minor gas line break at 2:38 p.m. Wednesday at County Road 48 and Industrial Road in Baxter.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 550.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 88, a year ago 207.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday Cattle: 700.
Twilight Golf League
Men's Twilight Golf League
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STAPLES -- The 19th annual Area Agency on Aging conference will be Wednesday, June 7, at the Staples Centennial Auditorium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Faculty names CLC Teacher of Year
Sandra Kaplan was named Teacher of the Year by the Central Lakes College Faculty Association.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grams leads Senate in use of mass mailings
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Rod Grams leads the Senate in sending mass mail to Minnesotans at taxpayer expense, according to Senate records.
Gov. Jesse Ventura's vetoes in the 2000 session and the Legislature's votes on veto overrides:
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce rescheduled its Breakfast with Legislators to 8:30 to 10 a.m. June 2 at the Initiative Foundation, 405 First St. S.E.
The Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly spelled the name of Brad Waidelich in a letter to the editor that was published in Monday's paper.
Red Lake Falls coach being investigated
RED LAKE FALLS (AP) -- A Red Lake Falls High School gym teacher and basketball coach is on paid leave while the district investigates allegations of verbal abuse and buying alcohol for students.
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.
Two families honored as foster parents of year
Foster parenting is a daunting task but one that offers sweet rewards for those who are up for the challenge.
Federal agency opens investigation into alleged discrimination at high school pep rally
BEMIDJI (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is investigating a high school pep rally that allegedly was insulting to American Indians.
City, Baxter fail to reach annexation compromise
City officials from Baxter and Brainerd got together Wednesday to discuss a possible compromise in the annexation and boundary issues, but the two sides remain at a stalemate.
Profile of Learning bill passes at sunrise
ST. PAUL -- Rather than reinvent the state's graduation standards, lawmakers approved a bill today that sticks with a slightly modified Profile of Learning.
St. Cloud State, Metro State have new presidents
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities board named new presidents Wednesday for St. Cloud State University and Metropolitan State University.
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.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Local automobile drivers may find in the near future that traffic will flow in a more orderly fashion on West Washington Street with the addition of traffic control lights.
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.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature adjourned the 2000 session early this morning, after overriding four vetoes by Gov. Jesse Ventura and passing a bill to alter the Profile of Learning.
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.
Judge suggests minor changes in feedlot rules
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency should proceed with most of the new rules the agency has proposed for modifying feedlots, an administrative law judge recommended.
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.
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.
VFW Poppy art
VFW auxiliary members Lucille Schellin (left) and Rosie Robison are poppy chairpersons for the VFW Poppy promotion Friday, and Saturday.
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.
BAXTER -- Lakes Area Pregnancy Support Center will host its sixth annual LAPS Walk for Life from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Baxter City Park.
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.
Pine River-Backus superintendent resigns
PINE RIVER -- Pine River-Backus Superintendent Randal Eckart resigned this week to accept a superintendent position in the Princeton School District.
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.
Tip of man sucking on pacifier led police to suspect in random killing
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A 16-year-old Elk River girl will collect a $30,000 reward for describing to police how the man suspected of killing Tony Basta sucked on a baby pacifier while bragging about shooting him.
Central Lakes College is offering Spanish day camps for children in kindergarten through grade 5.
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.
How to make support for Warrior way hold water
How can residents easily support the Brainerd School District?
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.
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.
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.
Study: Laughing gas may help smokers kick habit
CHICAGO -- Nitrous oxide, the laughing gas used by dentists, may help smokers kick the habit, according to the results of a preliminary study presented.
Explosions kill at least five in southern Philippines
JOLO, Philippines (AP) -- Explosions tore through a fish market and a restaurant today, killing at least five people and wounding more than 50 in the southern Philippines near where Muslim rebels hold 21 Western and Asian hostages, police and radio reports said.
Firefighters gain ground as feds prep fire report
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- It's up to Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt to explain to burned-out residents how a fire ordered by the National Park Service roared out of control and left hundreds of families homeless.
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.
Two ex-Klansmen indicted in 1963 church bombing that killed four girls
Two former Ku Klux Klansmen who for years were suspects in the 1963 bombing of a black church in Birmingham that killed four young girls attending Sunday School surrendered to authorities Wednesday, marking a new chapter in the long-running investigation into one of the most horrific crimes of the modern civil rights era.
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.
Study links 'Gulf War illness' to shots
WASHINGTON -- A new study by British researchers suggests that there may be a link between the mysterious ''Gulf War illness'' that has plagued tens of thousands of veterans and the practice of giving troops multiple vaccinations before combat.
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.
U.S. reports drop in domestic violence against women
WASHINGTON -- Years of stepped-up efforts by law enforcement, social services and women's advocates to reduce the toll of domestic violence appear to be paying off: Far fewer women are being beaten by their husbands and boyfriends, according to new data released Wednesday.
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.
Senate votes today on future of Kosovo peacekeeping mission after House has say
WASHINGTON -- The future of U.S. peacekeeping in Kosovo goes before the Senate after the House voted to end involvement in the Yugoslav province next year if Europeans don't chip in for more of the costs.
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.
Rain (and tornadoes) in Plains
OMAHA, Neb. -- Deb Bertrand couldn't see the carpet in the tornado-ravaged home through the dirt blanketing the floor. In the distance, a splintered white farmhouse appeared dark brown.
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.
Minneapolis DFLer Spear, others bid farewell
ST. PAUL -- Senate President Allan Spear and more than a dozen other lawmakers bid their colleagues farewell as the 2000 Legislative session drew to a close.
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.''
Olson's lawyer says suit filed by former police officer 'defies logic'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The principals in the case of former Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson continued to talk about it despite a gag order demanding their silence, this time with Olson's lawyer taking to task a former police officer for suing the one-time fugitive.
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.
Security Council approves arms embargo against Ethiopia-Eritrea
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council has banned arms shipments to Ethiopia and Eritrea in an attempt to get the warring Horn of Africa neighbors to reach a peace agreement.
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.
By big margins, key congressional committees back China trade bill
WASHINGTON -- Two influential congressional panels Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation granting permanent normal trade ties to China, giving the controversial measure new momentum as it heads for a showdown on the House floor next week.
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.
Government rejects lesser penalties for Microsoft
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department remains steadfast in its belief that Microsoft Corp. should be broken up, rejecting lesser penalties the company has proposed as being ''neither serious nor sensible'' ways to remedy a pattern of illegal, anticompetitive behavior.
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.
Higher prices fail to change Americans' gas-pumping, guzzler-driving ways
Flush with cash and armed with sport-utility vehicles, U.S. motorists are burning through lots more gasoline even though they are paying lots more at the pump, industry and government figures show.
House GOP pushing repeal of telephone tax, estate tax
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fresh from a unanimous vote to get rid of a 102-year-old telephone tax, the House Ways and Means Committee is turning its attention to Republican legislation to gradually repeal the estate tax -- a measure that has substantial Democratic support.
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.
New jobless claims down for second straight week
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New claims for unemployment benefits fell last week for the second week in a row, leaving claims at a level suggesting that businesses are scrambling to find workers.
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.
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.
Flyers bedevil New Jersey
PHILADELPHIA -- Don't write off the Philadelphia Flyers just yet. Sound familiar?
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.
Mariners sink Twins, sweep series
SEATTLE (AP) -- The only player to overshadow John Halama was Rickey Henderson, who wasn't even at the ballpark.
Baffert's whimsical ways to beat Fusaichi Pegasus
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Bob Baffert has the problem of how to beat Fusaichi Pegasus in the Preakness all figured out.
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.
Flyers say there's no Meadowlands jinx against Devils
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- When the bus carrying the Philadelphia Flyers pulls into the Meadowlands, it might be interesting to read their thoughts.
The field for Saturday's 125th Preakness Stakes, with post position, horse's name, jockey's name and odds:
Wild to use Parade Ice Garden as practice facility
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild announced Wednesday that the team will use Minneapolis' Parade Ice Garden as its practice facility, under an agreement reached with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
Hats off in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- All that for a baseball cap.
Calm returns to 'Friendly Confines'
Think of Wrigley Field, and the image of a cozy little ballpark comes to mind.
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.
NCAA: 'U' showed lack of control, monitoring in athletic programs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota expects to respond before the July 12 deadline to an official NCAA inquiry into allegations of academic fraud in the men's basketball program.
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.
Bourque is back for Game 3
DENVER (AP) -- Eighteen days after going down with a knee injury, Colorado Avalanche star defenseman Ray Bourque will return for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals with the Dallas Stars.
Heat is on, lead series 3-2
MIAMI (AP) -- Shortly before the Miami Heat's biggest game this season, coach Pat Riley admitted he's weary of the rivalry with the New York Knicks.
Kangas joins MSU coaching staff
MOORHEAD -- Dina Kangas has been named head softball and assistant women's basketball coach at Moorhead State University.
Thomas R. Hegstad
Thomas Roy Hegstad, 70, Brainerd, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
PIERZ -- Clara Copa, 90, Pierz, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Clarence 'Pete' Peterson
McGREGOR -- Clarence "Pete" Peterson, 89, McGregor, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
LITTLE FALLS -- Rose Knopik, 85, Little Falls, died today, Thursday, May 18, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center of Little Falls.
PIERZ -- Jim Hoheisel, 87, Pierz, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at his home.
LITTLE FALLS --Darrell Sanderson, 50, Little Falls, died today, Thursday, May 17, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Allen E. Leslie
CROSSLAKE -- Allen E. Leslie, 86, Crosslake, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center of Crosby.
Margaret M. (Begg) Huston
WINTER, Wis. -- Margaret M. (Begg) Huston, 86, Winter, Wis., formerly of Nisswa, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Rusk County Memorial Hospital in Ladysmith, Wis.
PILLAGER -- Joseph Rice, 32, Pillager, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, in Cass County.
BACKUS -- Robert Bean, 70, Backus, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at the St. Louis Park Plaza in St. Louis Park.
Patrick M. Holtz
LITTLE FALLS -- Patrick Michael Holtz, 36, Little Falls, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, near Buffalo from injuries from a construction accident.
Joseph 'Jim' Hoheisel
PIERZ -- Joseph "Jim" Hoheisel, 87, Pierz, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at his home.
Donald R. Terrell
PEQUOT LAKES -- Donald Robert Terrell, 80, Pequot Lakes, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Arnold Dillon, 74, Brainerd, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at his home.
Joseph S. Rice
PILLAGER -- Joseph Samuel Rice, 32, Pillager, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, in Cass County.
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.
Foster parents make a difference
Their worlds are falling apart, yet they refuse to give up. The people they expect to give them unconditional love have hurt them, the place they've called home is no longer theirs, the trust they placed in adults is ebbing. Yet they won't abandon their dreams.
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.
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
Don't step back on global warming
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
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.
I would like to publicly thank the Lands and Forestry Advisory Committee for voting to classify our tax-forfeited county land as "closed to OHV travel unless posted open". Hopefully our county commissioners will realize that this classification is the on
Release the report - Dispatch Editorial
If laws were always crystal clear there would be no need for judges or appellate courts. That's why judges have the final say in interpreting laws in our country.
John W. Hinckley's future
WASHINGTON -- Out across the Anacostia River, in a sanitarium far removed from the business of the nation's capital, is where John W. Hinckley Jr. has been living in exile for almost 18 years. In June 1982, Hinckley was acquitted by a District of Columbia jury even though he almost killed President Reagan, put press secretary James Brady in a wheelchair for life and seriously wounded a police officer and a Secret Service agent.
Petite female teen is tough enough for Indy
INDIANAPOLIS -- Sarah Fisher is determined not to let anyone push her around. All 5-foot-2 of her.
Gobbler boys capture fourth
ONAMIA -- The Aitkin Gobblers boys' golf team, led by Tom Paulbeck's 90, took fourth place at a Great River Conference meet at Izaty's on Tuesday.
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.
Local sports shorts
The University of Minnesota men's rowing team will be in Brainerd on Saturday for practice and to provide opportunities for area residents to try the sport.
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.
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.
Track teams with depth excel in True Team format
Minnesota State High School League track and field meets reward teams that have a few standout individuals since only the top six or eight placers score team points.
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.
Area events Today
High School Baseball
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.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Chris Macy is making up for lost ground.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Area events Today
High School Baseball
A couple of area students are making news at the state's Arts High School in Golden Valley.
Auditions set for 'Little Shop of Horrors' in LF
LITTLE FALLS --"Little Shop of Horrors," the quirky musical revolving around a big-hearted little man searching for love, a man-eating plant searching for food, and a ditzy but lovable woman searching for Somewhere That's Green, has been chosen as the Hole-in-the-Day Players' 2000 summer musical.
Singer to donate CD proceeds to United Way
The female singer you hear in Mall of America and Children's Hospitals commercials is collaborating with United Way in the release of her debut CD, "2 Sides to Every Sky."
'The X-Files' will be back
HOLLYWOOD -- ''The X-Files'' will go on, with or without David Duchovny.
Students from Lowell, Lincoln, Harrison schools visit state Capitol for Arts Education Day
Earlier this spring, students from Brainerd's Lowell, Lincoln and Harrison elementary schools participated in the 18th annual Arts Education Day at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Beauty's death isn't pretty in 'Easy Prey'
A Minneapolis model's mysterious murder provides another case for that city's Deputy Police Chief Lucas Davenport in ''Easy Prey,'' the 11th in John Sandford's popular ''Prey'' series of mysteries.
'Gladiator' provides rush of sensory pleasure from the start
Film director Ridley Scott has created another blockbuster with "Gladiator," an epic adventure as thick with bloodletting and political intrigue as any action movie fan could want.
Think-Off finalists chosen
NEW YORK MILLS --The finalists are selected and ready to take each other on for the title of America's Greatest Thinker.
Minnesota author to speak at Brainerd library
Faith Sullivan, well-known Minnesota author, will launch a summerlong series of programs at the Brainerd Public Library at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
Duluth, Superior artists to open studios
DULUTH -- Taking a page from a popular Minneapolis event, visual artists in Duluth and Superior, Wis., are opening their studios to the public this weekend for the second annual Art Studio Tour.
Punk band with defiant image to play in Brainerd
A punk band with attitude -- "we perform under near riot conditions," its Web site says -- is coming to the Blue Ox Bar for a three-night stay, starting Monday.
Authors: We're probably alone in universe
Isn't it remarkable that the characters in ''Star Trek'' and similar outer space science fiction always seem to find Earthlike planets with humanoid occupants?
'Millionaire' has answers to ABC's scheduling questions
NEW YORK -- ''Millionaire,'' ''Millionaire,'' ''Millionaire,'' ''Millionaire.'' Is there anything else you'd like to know about ABC's new fall schedule?
New book sheds different light on Kenneth Star
A new book shows Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr in what many would consider a new light.
Publishers Weekly best-selling books
For week of May 18-24; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Piano students perform
Piano students of Helen C. Anderson of Bridge of Harmony Studios gave a recital earlier this month at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
BHS Choirs to present annual spring pop concert
Members of the Brainerd High School Vocal Music Department will present their annual Spring Pop Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Washington Middle School's Tornstrom Auditorium.
'Gladiator' muscles out competition again at theaters
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Roman epic ''Gladiator'' ruled the box-office arena for a second straight weekend, taking in $24.6 million and pushing its total gross to $73.6 million in 10 days of release.
Annual Garrison art show, sale set May 28
GARRISON -- The eighth annual Garrison Invitational Art Show and Sale will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at the Garrison VFW Pavilion and grounds.
Rock band with Indian roots to host CD release party at Mille Lacs casino
Indigenous, a blues-infused rock band with American Indian roots, will wing into the area this weekend for a one-night stand at Grand Casino Mille Lacs.
Rippleside choirs, band to give spring concert Tuesday
AITKIN -- The Rippleside Elementary School choirs and band will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Aitkin High School Auditorium.
Nisswa Historic Depot, Pioneer Village to open
NISSWA -- The museum complex on Main Street, Nisswa, will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday-Monday, May 27-29.
'Dinosaur' full of dazzling special effects, action
With an understated hero and none of the song-and-dance numbers you might expect from an animated Disney film, ''Dinosaur'' offers dazzling special effects and action that's packed with a good right hook.
Fine Arts Student of the Week
Katie Schmidt's name was called by the Art Department teachers several times during the recent Brainerd High School Fine Arts Banquet, where she won Outstanding Student and a $250 scholarship for her artistic achievements.
Candles catch on
PEQUOT LAKES -- They can be highly addictive; often one is simply not enough.
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.
It wasn't easy saying goodbye to a best friend
I said goodbye to my best friend early Sunday morning.
Lakes area news
BREEZY POINT -- Breezy Point Parks and Recreation is offering Art Day Camp on July 10-14.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 71 56 rn
Around the world
Amsterdam 59 50 rn
Out in the rain
Weather drawing by Amy Leikvoll of Mrs. Swanson's first grade class at Lincoln school.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 66 50 cdy
Around the world
Amsterdam 85 58 cdy
Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Northeast wind 10 to 20 mph.
Weather drawing by Randie Swanson of Mrs. Pelto's third grade class at Baxter school.
Frost advisory tonight...
Storms drop hail, cause flooding
Residents were assessing damage today and some farmers faced having to replant as heavy thunderstorms that rumbled across southern Minnesota dumped large hail and caused flooding.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a simple greeting from a reporter: ''Hi, Prince.''
Ironton Legion Post 443 will have a steak fry from 5-8 p.m. Friday. Dance to 40s music of Frank "Whiskers" Gust.
Wife objects to husband who mixes business with affection
DEAR ABBY: My husband is a CEO of a large company. He does business with many other companies and travels all over the country. We are both 65 years old.
Refugee honors mothers of two lands, cultures
DEAR ABBY: Mother's Day always brings back memories of an incident that happened three years ago.
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