Family of Christ Lutheran School in Baxter was honored to be one of 100 schools throughout the United States to receive $5,000 from the Target Corp. as part of the Take Charge of Education Program.
DEAR ABBY: A few days ago, while walking down our stairs holding my infant son, "Carl," in one arm and a cordless phone in my other hand, I tripped over our cat and fell down 14 hardwood stairs. I dropped the phone and cradled my baby close to my body.
Three killed in accidents
ONAMIA -- Three people were killed in two area accidents Saturday.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to what turned out to be a false alarm at Brainerd Medical Center Friday.
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident about 12:15 p.m. Sunday at the Highway 371 and Business Highway 371 intersection, the State Patrol reported.
Price wins Colonial for first title in four years
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- When Nick Price won the Colonial in 1994, he was one of the world's top golfers.
Moodie follows Sorenstam's path to victory
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) -- Janice Moodie not only tries to imitate Annika Sorenstam, she's even thinking like the Swedish star.
Experts recommend doctors stick with tamoxifen for early stage breast cancer
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Doctors should stick with the estrogen-blocker tamoxifen, the standard for two decades, rather than switching to newer drugs for women with early stage breast cancer, an expert panel recommends.
Authorities still investigating report of smoke bomb in mailbox of city council member Gary Scheeler
Local and federal authorities are still investigating the report of a non-lethal smoke bomb found in Brainerd City Council member Gary Scheeler's mailbox Friday.
Area lawmakers say it was best they could do
Area lawmakers agreed the 2002 Legislature did the best it could do under tough circumstances as final adjournment ceremonies concluded today.
It's still a dream-come-true-job to Brainerd police chief John Bolduc
He still carries a map of the city in his patrol car that he refers to often, but Brainerd Police Chief John Bolduc half-jokingly said Friday that it was because the city continues to annex additional parcels of land.
Bill Blum defends his accusations against Gary Scheeler
Bill Blum is defending his statement that Brainerd City Council member Gary Scheeler's involvement in the relocation of lawn equipment dealer is a conflict of interest.
Nagorski wins DFL endorsement
WALKER -- Stan Nagorski, in his first bid for political office, won the DFL endorsement for Senate District 4 Sunday at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School.
Rising deer population burdens Lake Shore
LAKE SHORE -- This city on the northwest shore of Gull Lake grew by 25 people between 1990 and 2000. But the population of another resident has grown more and has city officials wondering how to curb it.
At Potlatch picnic, a farewell walk
Doug and Pat Bjorklund of Brainerd walked away from the Potlatch farewell picnic at Loren Thompson Park in Baxter Saturday. Doug Bjorklund had worked at the mill for 36 years before it was closed down Friday. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
About 40 students suspended
About 40 Mississippi Horizons students were suspended Friday after writing comments viewed as harassment about a student in a pass-around journal.
Services were listed incorrectly in an obituary for Marcie Broman on Page 5A Sunday. Services will be 1 p.m. May 28 at the United Methodist Church in Aitkin.
This was Brainerd
MAY 20 - 30 years ago (1972) - He will miss the students most of all. After 39 years of teaching Social Studies that is what W.H. "Wally" Engbretson's chief regret over his retirement which will become effective at the end of the school year.
Four ducks swam in the direction of the mist over Gilbert Lake this morning. The fall-like temperatures created the mist. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Vaughn goes deep again and again
As soon as Greg Vaughn remembered how to hit home runs, the Tampa Bay slugger hasn't stopped hitting them.
Cubs break through, end 9-game skid
The Chicago Cubs were playing so poorly, they had no problem waiting a couple of extra innings for a win.
Win earns Nets no respect
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Maybe Byron Scott is right. The New Jersey Nets aren't going to get much respect until they make it to the NBA Finals.
Triple Crown threat
BALTIMORE -- Bob Baffert never heard of War Emblem six weeks ago. In 19 days, he and his newfound friend will attempt to do what hasn't been done in 24 years -- win the Triple Crown.
Carolina ties series in OT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Eastern Conference finals have been a grind for every inch of ice, every possession, every shot.
Ray E. Berg
LITTLE FALLS -- Ray E. Berg, 81, Little Falls, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- Duane Nyhous, 36, International Falls, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Nett Lake as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Donna M. Christopherson
Donna M. Christopherson, 68, Brainerd, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Bernard G. Zimpfer
MINNEAPOLIS -- Bernard G. Zimpfer, 84, Minneapolis, summer resident of Emily, died Sunday, May 12, 2002.
Charlotte R. (Cummins) Clasen
ALEXANDRIA -- Charlotte Ruth (Cummins) Clasen, Alexandria, formerly of Glenwood, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Bethany Home in Alexandria.
Mary R. Hubner
LITTLE FALLS -- Mary R. Hubner, 89, Little Falls, died Friday, May 17, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Irving G. Plante
PIERZ -- Irving G. Plante, 86, Pierz, died today, May 20, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Thomas M. Kinsella
LITTLE FALLS -- Thomas Michael Kinsella, 40, Little Falls, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at home.
'Star Wars' fans undeterred
To heck with critics.
Sept. 11 inquiry must omit politics
This editorial appeared in Sunday's Los Angeles Times:
I recently went into Brainerd shopping and had the opportunity to hear once again just what some people in the area think. I have to say that I am deeply disappointed in the comments. This has to do with Potlatch and its closing. I have never heard so many cold-hearted people in my life.
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Pray for gridlock
WASHINGTON -- That hardy perennial, the bankruptcy reform bill, is back again. Five years after banks, credit card companies and auto finance agencies began to press Congress to let them tighten their grip on borrowers, and 14 months after both the House and Senate passed the kind of bills the creditors want, another showdown looms.
New clay helps drivers at NCS
As another chilly Saturday night arrived in the Brainerd lakes area, 109 race cars entered the pit gate at North Central Speedway.
Bernstein triumphs in Top Fuel final
ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. -- Kenny Bernstein kept his perfect record at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in tact Sunday, defeating Larry Dixon in the Top Fuel final at the Matco Tools SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions.
Youth dominates NASCAR's all-star race
CONCORD, N.C. -- In the moments before the green flag dropped on the final segment of NASCAR's all-star race, Dale Earnhardt Jr. glanced around at the company he was in.
Indy 500 field filled despite rain
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- After two weeks of frustration, Team Kool Green placed all three of its cars into the Indianapolis 500 field as rain disrupted the last day of qualifying.
'Sparkler' session not sparkling
ST. PAUL -- Lawmakers entered this session with visions of ooh-ah style legislative fireworks. They left with little more than sparklers.
Action on major issues in 2002 session summarized
Status of some of the major issues in the 2002 Legislature:
Analysis: Homeowners' property taxes to rise
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Property taxes dropped 12 percent this year for Minnesota homeowners after dramatic changes to the state's school finance laws, but a new analysis predicts they'll bounce back to previous levels next year.
Priest convicted of sex crime still celebrates Mass
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest convicted of sexually assaulting a young boy continues to celebrate Mass in this Minneapolis suburb, an apparent violation of the policy of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Courthouses fly flag at half-staff
Courthouses in the Ninth Judicial District, including the Crow Wing County Courthouse, flew their flags at half-staff today to honor Judge James Preece who died last week.
Pared-down anti-terrorism bill passes
ST. PAUL -- The House and Senate passed a pared-down anti-terrorism bill Sunday morning in one of the last official actions of the Legislative session.
BWCAW at peak risk for fires
ELY (AP) -- Three years after a major windstorm blew down millions of trees across 475,000 acres of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and adjoining forests, fire officials say that the risk of fires in the woods has reached its peak.
Legislature approves stadium bill
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature sent Gov. Jesse Ventura a Twins stadium financing plan Saturday night, although leaders of the endangered franchise said they're not sure it will work.
Crosiers say priest abused boy at Onamia school in 1980s
SHOREVIEW (AP) -- A member of a Minnesota-based religious order of Catholic priests sexually abused a teen-age boy in the 1980s at its seminary school in Onamia, the Crosier Fathers and Brothers acknowledged Sunday.
House and Senate send bonding bill to Ventura
ST. PAUL -- The House and Senate on Sunday morning passed a plump bonding bill on to Gov. Jesse Ventura and his waiting pig stamp and veto pen.
One person dead, another missing
BELVIEW AP) -- A 15-year-old died and another person was missing after a boat capsized on the Minnesota River, northeast of Belview.
Warrior tennis team third in invitational
Paul Tuchscherer and Chad Anderson both claimed individual titles as the Brainerd Warriors tennis team placed third in its invitational Saturday.
Little Falls man produces one of KFAN's hottest shows
The next time you're in the car, change the radio station to AM.
Itasca ends Raiders' baseball season
WILLMAR -- The Central Lakes College Raiders baseball season ended Saturday with a 2-0 loss to Itasca in the second round of the Minnesota Community College Conference state tournament.
high school BASEBALL
Tech edges Flyers in baseball
ST. CLOUD -- The Little Falls Flyers were defeated 10-7 Saturday by the St. Cloud Tech Tigers in Central Lakes Conference baseball.
Bees win three weekend games
ST. CLOUD -- Ben Jukich and Eric Bolt combined on a 4-hitter, giving up one earned run and one walk while striking out 17, leading the Brainerd Bees to a 7-1 Lakewood League amateur baseball victory over St. Cloud O'Hara's Sunday.
S-M boys fifth at state meet
BLAINE -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals placed fifth in the Class 2A boys' state True Team track and field meet and won the 4x400 relay at the National Sports Center Saturday.
Staples-Motley, Flyers second in tourneys
PARK RAPIDS -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals softball team finished second in the Park Rapids Invitational Saturday.
Braves trounce St. Mathias 17-2
ST. MATHIAS -- Nate Foss was 4-for-5 with six RBI, including a grand slam, to lead the Brainerd Braves to an 11-4 Victory League amateur baseball win over the St. Mathias Saints Sunday.
Clemens shows off 'super powers' in 287th career victory
NEW YORK -- To achieve greatness, as Roger Clemens has, is to bring out strong reactions in others. Hence the words flowed after yet another Clemens masterpiece, an eight-inning, 13-strikeout performance in the New York Yankees' 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
Gophers win Big Ten title
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- David Roach and Jeremy Beaulieu each drove in two runs as the Minnesota Gophers beat Ohio State 8-5 Sunday in the second game of a doubleheader to win the Big Ten regular-season baseball title.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Sunny. Highs from the middle 50s northeast to the middle 60s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs in the 50s...Except lower 60s southwest...Cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Sunny. Windy west and central. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny with highs in the 60s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy and windy west with a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms in the black hills. Mostly sunny east. Highs from the lower 60s northeast to the lower 70s southwest.
Weather drawing by Jacob McDonald of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Oregon office manager wins 'Survivor 4' contest and a million bucks to go with it
NEW YORK -- Vecepia "Vee" Towery had to wait five months after coming home to find out, it was well worth the wait: She won the grueling "Survivor: Marquesas" contest and the $1 million prize.
Suicide bombers hit northern Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian militant detonated explosives at a busy intersection Monday as he was approached by police -- killing himself, but causing no other injuries in the second suicide bombing in northern Israel in two days.
Bush refuses to lift embargo on Cuban trade until Castro meets tough conditions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush on Monday refused to lift the Cuban trade embargo unless Fidel Castro releases political prisoners, conducts independently monitored elections and accepts a list of tough new U.S. conditions for a "new government that is fully democratic."
U.S. special forces soldier killed in eastern Afghanistan skirmish
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A U.S. Special Forces soldier was killed in eastern Afghanistan during a skirmish with forces believed linked to al-Qaida and the deposed Taliban militia, military officials said Monday. At least one opponent died and an Afghan fighting with the American forces was injured in the firefight.
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