'Hybrid' cars draw waiting list of buyers
Gasoline prices are soaring, but there's a small group of car owners who barely take notice. They drive hybrids -- cars that run on both gasoline and electricity and get more than double the mileage, pollute less and -- at about $21,000 -- cost less than the average car.
Mazda Protege5 is a good new days wagon
Carmakers sure don't make station wagons like they used to. Thank goodness!
2002 Jaguar X-Type impressive, not exclusive
Greed revels in the notion of exclusivity. It is not enough to have. It is necessary to have what no one else has.
DETROIT -- New technology will enable General Motors Corp. to increase gas mileage by an average of 2 miles a gallon on certain large trucks and sport utility vehicles, a company official said Monday.
Ford scrambles to find tire replacements for recalled Firestones
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. scrambled on Wednesday to line up replacement tires for the 13 million Firestones it recalled a day earlier.
Gas pains: Expect to pay more for this summer's family vacation
That archetypal family vacation, with the kids whining in the back seat about when you're going to get there, is going to cost 15 percent more in gas alone than last year, and 48 percent more than in 1999.
SUVs still rate poorly in government rollover test results
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's latest rollover risk ratings give no more than three stars to a number of sport utility vehicles tested.
Lost lesbian found hope at gay church
DEAR ABBY: After reading the letter from "Hurting in Houston," the gay man whose parents told him he and his partner were no longer welcome in their home, I felt the need to speak to him from my heart. Abby, I would be honored if you would print my message to him:
Handy zipper fixers
Dear Heloise: My father used to have a zipper wax stick. We've looked in area craft and sewing departments/stores, but no one knows what we're talking about. They all suggest beeswax. We've got plenty of beeswax, but it just isn't the same.
Wife suspects man's greeting cards are not meant for her
DEAR ABBY: Over the past year, I have found several unsigned romantic greeting cards in my husband's truck, or in bags stashed throughout the house. I would wait a few days to see if I received any of them, and after time passed, confront my husband about them. He said he was waiting for the "right opportunity" to give them to me.
Which war for war cake?
Dear Heloise: This is a comment on a recipe for "War Cake" featured in your column.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 216, a year ago 191.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday Cattle: 500.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday Cattle: 850.
Stuff bread for easy, nourishing hot meal
Zesty Stuffed Bread makes an easy and nourishing hot meal in minutes. The filling includes turkey, cheese, cabbage and pepper, and you can make it on the grill or in the oven.
Grilled turkey with basil makes light, aromatic summer dish
Bobby Flay, New York chef-restaurateur and Food Network host, makes grilling look easy. His recipe for Basil Marinated Turkey With Grilled Corn and Sweet Onion Relish really IS easy -- whatever the cook's level of expertise.
Plan a Memorial Day meal
I sure hope Memorial Day weekend will bring lots of sunshine so we can spend time outdoors relaxing with a picnic or creating dishes on the grill that have a wonderful outdoor flavor.
Free booklet features family recipes that are easy to make
A free booklet, "French's Fun With Food," offers ideas for easy-to-make sandwiches, snacks and other dishes including "funny-face" food.
THEFT -- Nathan Miller, 600 block of Northwest Fourth Street, reported today $800 of stereo equipment stolen from his vehicle.
BURGLARY -- Rebecca Nordby, Riverton, reported her residence broken into.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a report of smoke at 6:52 a.m. today at a residence on the 3000 block of Oak Street.
Firm builds clubs to fit
NISSWA -- Buying a set of golf clubs can be similar to taking a gamble in the stock market.
Things to consider when buying golf equipment
If you are in the market for a new set of irons make sure that you consider having them custom fit to you. Custom fit golf clubs are like a custom tailored sport coat or dress.
The Lions Club remained in first place thanks to a 7.5 to 4.5 win over Johnson's in the fourth week of the men's Twilight Golf League at Pine Meadows May 17.
Legislators struggle to fit budget puzzle together
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Legislative leaders told the chairmen of their tax and K-12 committees to come up with a detailed outline by mid-day Thursday of how those intimately related pieces of the budget should fit together.
Ventura gives new meaning to the term bully pulpit
ST. PAUL -- At 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, six newspaper reporters filed out of an interview with Gov. Jesse Ventura in his residence and three more headed in for another. Radio reporters came next. TV had gotten their own interviews the day before.
Caucuses to take fund-raising precautions until budget settled
ST. PAUL -- The weeks after legislative sessions conclude typically represent a fertile fund-raising period for party caucuses.
Little work going on after breakdown
ST. PAUL -- Despite promises to keep toiling, most legislative work slowed the day after this year's session ended with virtually no budget completed.
Education bill moves nearer to passage
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's far-reaching education plan moved a big step closer to law as the House voted overwhelmingly to approve an omnibus bill that for the first time would tie federal aid to improvements in students' test scores.
Conservatives making new push to include vouchers in education bill
WASHINGTON -- After losing a vote that would have stripped annual student testing from President Bush's education plan, House conservatives set their sights on vouchers, saying Bush's testing proposal should be coupled with an "escape valve" for children in low-scoring schools.
Wenzel decries state legislative rush
State Rep. Steve Wenzel, DFL-Little Falls, Wednesday asked Gov. Jesse Ventura to allow time for public review of any budget agreement before setting the time for a special session.
Senate nears passage of $1.35 trillion tax cut
WASHINGTON -- The Senate neared passage Wednesday of an 11-year, $1.35 trillion tax cut package as Democratic efforts dwindled to change or derail the bill.
House, Senate seek final tax cut accord
WASHINGTON -- President Bush is eager to sign an 11-year, $1.35 trillion tax cut that mirrors most of his own goals. Now, it's up to House and Senate negotiators to agree on details of the largest tax cut in 20 years.
Republicans make 'last best offer' on budget
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The search for a budget compromise kept legislative leaders in closed-door meetings Wednesday morning as House Republicans made what they termed their "last best offer."
Bush military overhaul shapes up as a protracted effort
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration's plan to overhaul the military is shaping up as a gradual and protracted effort, rather than the kind of explosive change that many had come to expect, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told lawmakers Wednesday during closed-door briefings.
Ashcroft backs individual gun rights
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General John Ashcroft has told the National Rifle Association that he "unequivocally" believes the U.S. Constitution protects the right of individuals to own guns, a position that runs counter to most federal court rulings over the last half century that the right is collective instead.
Bypass bill signed
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura has signed the bill banning billboards on the new Brainerd bypass.
Jeffords shifts, Senate shakes
WASHINGTON -- In a seismic shift of power, Democrats will gain control of the Senate for the first time since 1994 after Vermont Sen. James Jeffords abandoned the Republican Party and declared himself an independent Thursday.
Bush calls Arafat, Sharon, seeking end to Mideast violence
WASHINGTON -- Stepping up his involvement in the Middle East, President Bush called Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Wednesday and urged them to take steps to end rising violence in the region.
Jeffords move may cost GOP control of Senate
WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont decided to abandon his party and become an independent, officials said Wednesday, a momentous switch that would end GOP control of the Senate and crimp President Bush's ability to pass his agenda.
Manufacturer expects shortage of needles for popular type of insulin to ease by year's end
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A shortage of needles for a popular type of insulin has some diabetics and pharmacies scrambling for supplies.
Pequot students submit poems for poetry contest
PEQUOT LAKES -- April was National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996 and has provided an opportunity for Americans of all ages to learn more about the importance and variety of poetry.
Sundance brings rays of light to others' lives
She walks slowly about the classroom, stopping periodically to check whether her students are doing their schoolwork. Often she pauses, sits down and listens to her young charges as they read.
Gaviglio makes history with all-conference selection
CROSBY -- Amy Gaviglio's 86 at the Mid-State Conference girls' golf tournament Friday at the Headwater Golf Course in Park Rapids wasn't her best round of golf.
PR-B superintendent says he plans to stay awhile
PINE RIVER -- Jim Madsen would like to settle down in the Pine River area.
Great River Family Weekend set in Little Falls area
LITTLE FALLS -- Great River/Great People will host the Great River Family Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, in the Little Falls area.
Staples student receives $250 scholarship for CLC
Kelly Mumm of Staples received a $250 scholarship from the "Paper Wrecker's Open" golf tournament, which earmarks educational funds for the Central Lakes College Media and Communications program on the Staples campus.
Blandin leadership program applications due
Applications for participation in the Blandin Community Leadership Program are due Friday.
Students graded on how they built cars, then broke them
STAPLES -- In order to build a better car, sometimes you have to break it.
Weight room work helps Pierzs Swanson in throwing events
PIERZ -- With a toss of 52 feet, 8 inches Treg Swanson moved into fourth place on the all-time list of Pierz Pioneers shot putters.
Pequot softball coach finds team pitcher in Hoglund
PEQUOT LAKES -- Pequot Lakes head softball coach Brent Sergent started the season with some concerns.
CLC student senates donate $40,000
The student senates at the Staples and Brainerd campuses of Central Lakes College voted to give the CLC Foundation $30,000 to establish scholarships plus $10,000 for a student housing project.
Crow Wing Historical Society to be closed over weekend, then open for summer hours
The Crow Wing County Historical Society will be closed Saturday through Monday for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Region 5 health care task force discusses end-of-life issues
LITTLE FALLS -- End-of-life issues were discussed recently at the Region 5 Area Agency on Aging Health Care Task Force meeting at the Franciscan Room at Unity Family Health Care in Little Falls.
Disabled student thrives with a little tinkering and a lot of attitude
Brenda Crocker can remember little about the accident, but frequent surgeries 14 years later remind her of the night she nearly died.
CLC-Staples students graduate
STAPLES -- Central Lakes College, Staples campus awards were presented Tuesday, May 15, at a ceremony on the Staple campus.
CLC student awarded $1,000 Penny Fellowship
Marlo Evans-Korte of Brainerd, who graduated this spring from the Child Support Officer program at Central Lakes College, received a $1,000 Penny Fellowship.
New construction options exist within established neighborhoods in Brainerd and Baxter. Look for the story Friday in the Housing section.
Crow Wing County highway programs begin in earnest
Residents in Crow Wing County are beginning to see more orange.
After 32 years at Brainerd High School, this art teacher is retiring. Look for her story Thursday in Tempo.
Brainerd Garden club members Ruth Valerius (foreground) and Jackie MacDonald plant red and blue petunias and white alyssum at the All Veteran's Memorial near the Crow Wing County Courthouse Monday in preparation for Memorial Day. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Music General dancers will perform for area elementary and middle school students and staff members at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Friday at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd.
County tries to save postage expense
Crow Wing County spent an estimated $23,900 on postage from April 2-30 to mail 60,123 packages.
In a story on Page 1A of Friday's Dispatch, information attributed to Neal Gaalswyk, Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department boat and water safety supervisor, should have stated a life jacket used by a boater or sitting on the bottom of a boat probably will do little good once someone is in the water.
PL again votes 'no' on schools
PEQUOT LAKES -- The board room at Pequot School was filled with nervous chatter Tuesday night as school board members waited for referendum votes to be tallied.
Charges dropped against two suspects in robbery
Charges have been dismissed against two Brainerd men alleged to have been involved in an assault and robbery at a Brainerd residence in March.
Protesters await ruling
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- A federal judge was expected to rule Wednesday on 26 protesters charged with trespassing last fall at the U.S. Army's training school for Latin American soldiers.
Brainerd High School cracks down on cheaters
From wandering eyes to wandering disks, advanced technology is causing an increasing temptation to cheat in today's high schools, including Brainerd High School.
County to help those with limited English speaking skills
A little more than 200 people in Crow Wing County could not speak English well or at all, according to census data from the 1990s, said Sue Beck, county social service director.
A Page 1A cutline Wednesday misidentified where Sarah Dale voted for the Pequot Lakes School District bond referendum. She voted Tuesday at Pequot Lakes City Hall.
Ride the trail with Oberstar
The public is invited to bike, skate, jog or walk the Paul Bunyan Trail with Congressman Jim Oberstar during the fourth annual "Ride with Jim" on Sunday, June 3.
Activism to cost city woman six months in prison
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Mary Benson, a Brainerd mother of four, was sentenced Wednesday to six months in a women's federal prison after being convicted of trespassing on Fort Benning last fall as part of a massive demonstration to demand the closing of an Army school that trains Latin American soldiers.
In an open forum letter Monday, the incorrect date was listed for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure in the Brainerd. The correct date for the event is July 1.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - Kermit Aase Appreciation Night at the Brainerd American Legion Club Wednesday evening, headed by Franklin Junior High Principal Harvey Shew was listed as a "Roast" but delivered mostly accolades to the retiring Brainerd teacher and former coach and athletic director.
Watch out, cars coming
With Memorial Day weekend the unofficial start of the summer traveling season, the State Patrol is stressing driver safety.
Clamshell Lake projects clear hurdle
Two property owners on Clamshell Lake are one step closer to having their plans for development a reality. However, they still have a long way to go.
Brainerd Memorial Day events Monday
Memorial Day will be observed Monday in Brainerd.
Rural Staples man charged with attempted murder of state trooper
LONG PRAIRIE (AP) -- A rural Staples man was charged Tuesday with the second-degree attempted murder of a state trooper.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - Chris Favreau, 14, was honored by his troop recently at St. Christopher's Church in Nisswa where he was named an Eagle scout. He is the youngest Eagle scout to ever come out of the Nisswa troop.
Landslide closes lane of traffic on SW 4th in Brainerd
A landslide has closed one lane of traffic on Southwest Fourth Street, at May Street, in Brainerd.
Memorial Day events set at veterans cemetery
CAMP RIPLEY -- Memorial Day will be observed Sunday at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Camp Ripley.
Americans gave more to charities in 2000
NEW YORK -- Americans were more charitable last year, with a few high-tech billionaires leading the way.
Poll: Gas prices affect vacation travel plans for many Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three in 10 Americans say the rise in gasoline prices has affected their vacation plans this year -- either by causing them to cancel trips, cut back their plans or change their mode of transportation, says an Associated Press poll.
WASHINGTON -- Thanks to economic progress and high-consumption lifestyles, people in developed countries are generally eating more and living better, but their health and the environment are suffering, the Worldwatch Institute said Thursday.
Bush star attraction at GOP big-donor bash
WASHINGTON -- Four months after moving into the White House, propelled by a campaign that hammered away at the Democrats' fund-raising practices, President Bush made his debut Tuesday night as the star attraction at the Republicans' own big-donor bash.
Presidential hopeful Sharpton gets jail term
NEW YORK (AP) -- One day after the Rev. Al Sharpton said he was mulling a run for the White House in 2004, the civil rights leader was behind bars in Puerto Rico.
Astronaut critically injured in small plane crash
HOUSTON (AP) -- A single-engine plane carrying a NASA astronaut plunged to the ground and exploded, leaving the astronaut and its owner critically burned.
Ford's tire recall to cost $3 billion
DEARBORN, Mich. -- Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday that its recall of 13 million Firestone tires on its SUVs and pickup trucks will cost the company $3 billion and force it to idle three plants to free up tires to use as replacements.
First set of quintuplets in Mississippi in 41 years born
JACKSON, Miss. -- Talk about your life changing in a couple of minutes.
Tiny animal may be ancestor of all mammals, researchers say
WASHINGTON -- A tiny animal that weighed less than a paper clip and lived about 195 million years ago is the smallest true mammal known from the era of dinosaurs, researchers say.
Tot drowns in W. Virginia; Ohio governor declares emergency after tornado
A 2-year-old boy died after being pulled from a rain-swollen creek as strong thunderstorms rolled through West Virginia Tuesday.
Fourteen abandoned border crossers die in Arizonan desert; others missing
WELLTON, Ariz. (AP) -- Fourteen illegal immigrants have died and at least three others were missing Thursday, five days after smugglers abandoned them in the blistering heat of the Arizona desert, the Border Patrol said.
Bush to meet with Dalai Lama; China angry
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Brushing aside complaints from China, President Bush is planning to meet with the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet.
Shopaholic defense keeps Chicago woman out of prison
CHICAGO (AP) -- A woman who stole nearly a quarter of a million dollars from her former employer has avoided prison by convincing a judge she went on shopping sprees to fight depression.
Woman trapped in car for days says she survived through prayer
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A seriously injured 18-year-old woman trapped in her wrecked car for five days said Tuesday that she felt no pain when she awoke after the accident.
Missing nuclear fuel rods investigated
WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has launched an investigation into the disappearance of two fuel rods from a nuclear power plant that's been out of operation since 1995.
Air Force physician won't be sent to prison for refusing to take anthrax vaccine
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) -- Air Force physician John Buck will not serve prison time for disobeying a direct order to take an anthrax vaccine before being deployed overseas.
Hispanics now largest minority group under age 18
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hispanics surpassed non-Hispanic blacks during the 1990s as the country's largest minority group among children under age 18, a Census 2000 revelation that highlighted the challenges educators face in meeting the needs of a booming and more diverse school-age population.
New-home sales post biggest drop in four years in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of new homes in April posted the largest decline in four years as rising layoffs and job uncertainties made Americans feel less inclined to make a big-ticket purchase.
Pilot punished in Kuwait bombing
WASHINGTON -- A veteran Navy pilot has been reprimanded and relieved of his command after investigators found him responsible for a March 12 accident that killed six military observers on a bombing range in Kuwait.
Suspected shoplifter killed at Wal-Mart after wounding workers
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) -- A woman who began shoplifting after trying to buy bullets at a Wal-Mart store pulled a gun from her pants and opened fire, wounding three employees, authorities said Tuesday,
Paul King, of Kamloops, B.C., rode his Yamaha Super Jet personal watercraft through a flip on the Thompson River in Kamloops Tuesday while practicing for competitions in Ontario this summer and in Arizona this fall. (AP Photo)
Slow-starting Iverson leads 76ers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Allen Iverson was moving at about one-third his usual speed early in the first quarter when Ray Allen blew past him for a dunk.
Brown named NBA Coach of the Year
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Allen Iverson had just received the All-Star game's MVP award and all he wanted was to share it with Larry Brown.
NFL approves realignment for '02
Devils wrap up series
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Almost two decades after leaving Colorado without an NHL team, the New Jersey Devils are going back to try to deprive the state of something else -- the Stanley Cup.
John E. Sheehan
McGREGOR -- John E. Sheehan, 77, McGregor, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at home.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Jessie Boudrye, 88, Pequot Lakes, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at home.
Arzell L. Kuns
PARK RAPIDS -- Arzell L. Kuns, 91, Park Rapids, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids.
Anton 'Tony' E. Veith
Anton "Tony" Edward Veith, 71, Brainerd, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, in Brainerd.
Helen D. Hanley
PHILBROOK -- Helen Dorothy Hanley, 82, Philbrook, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Greater Staples Care Center.
James A. Norgren
ANOKA -- James A. Norgren, 40, Anoka, formerly of Pine River, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Mercy Hospital in Anoka.
Joseph S. Brawthen
STAPLES -- Joseph Steele Brawthen, 59, Staples, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Dorothy M. Hughes
CROSBY -- Dorothy M. Hughes, 74, Crosby, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at home.
Arzell L. Kuns
PINE RIVER -- Arzell L. Kuns, 90, Pine River, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids.
STAPLES -- Joseph Brawthen, 59, Staples, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at Greater Staples Care Center.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Bernard Thurn, 92, Pequot Lakes, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Donald G. Lien
Donald G. Lien, 88, Brainerd, died Monday, May 21, 2001.
Summon the courage to act
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times:
This summer, more than 200,000 teenagers will be employed; some of them for the first time. As teen-agers transition from school to work, now is a good time to review how to keep kids safe and successful in the workplace.
The 2001 session - Dispatch Editorial
Minnesotans who've followed the Legislature waited five months for this? The 2001 legislative session ended with a pitiful whimper with none of the major spending bills completed and little clue as to what the final package will look like.
Little room in the big tent
WASHINGTON -- Republicans waited almost 50 years to win control of the White House, the Senate and the House at the same time -- the branches of the federal government with vast power over national policy.
Needed: A new Middle East model
While the press focuses on the escalation of killing and retaliation in and around Israel, it mostly ignores the fires of hate against Jews that are being stoked to insure that violence continues.
The Dispatch's editorial views
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Collegiate courtesy - Dispatch editorial
As commencement appearances go, President George W. Bush's attendance at Yale University's 300th commencement was pretty standard fare.
A mother's poem
I am hopeful you will find this poem appropriate for Memorial Day. My parents lived for nearly 55 years together in my home town of Marble, on the Mesabi Iron Range. My mother wrote much poetry, about many subjects and events. Though my parents have passed on -- her poetry continue to provide enjoyment for many.
I propose the city of Brainerd should increase its cable franchise fee from 3 percent to 5 percent (its legal right), to supply some residents with discounts and all citizens with a proper studio.
Frank Ehmke's 1930s era stock car racer sat by the Barrows Store in this photograph taken in the 1950s. In 1954 his best time at the quarter-mile Heywood-Gull Lake track was 22.2 seconds. He also finished third in a 25-lap feature the same year. The store on the old highway 371 is currently a residence.
INDY RACING LEAGUE
TRAC: New circuit will try to find niche
Arriving in 2003 at a racetrack near you -- TRAC!
Mystery behind foal deaths might never be solved
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Twenty years ago, pregnant mares on central Kentucky horse farms began spontaneously aborting their fetuses in unsettling numbers.
Rural parts of state aging
Pastor G. Duane Baun sees the aging of rural Minnesota every time he takes the pulpit and looks out over one of his graying congregations.
Hospitals, nurses to meet with mediator as possible strike looms
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Several Twin Cities hospitals and the union representing 7,700 nurses plan to resume talks with a federal mediator Thursday in hopes of preventing a strike.
Census reveals scramble for housing across Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota's population took its biggest jump ever in the 1990s, but its housing supply increased at the lowest rate since at least the Great Depression, according to the 2000 Census.
Mosquitoes arrive in full force
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- After an extremely wet winter and spring, Minnesotans need to brace for a "bumper crop" of mosquitoes this year, the state Department of Natural Resources said.
Young boy goes public in plea for relief from bullying
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Timothy Summers has an important message for the bullies of the world: Quit picking on kids like him.
Boser advances to Section 5A competition
BECKER -- Pierz's Chris Boser shot an 81 to tie for eighth place in the North Subsection 5A boys' golf tournament Wednesday.
Angie Swanson named top female scholar-athlete
Angie Swanson, a senior basketball player from Brainerd, has received the Willis R. Kelly Scholar Athlete Award for academic excellence in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
Fuller leads Verndale victory
VERNDALE -- Cherice Fuller hit a home run and finished with four RBI as the Verndale Pirates knocked out the New York Mills Eagles 16-4 in the opening round of the Subsection 6A softball tournament Wednesday.
Theisen, Bueckers complete season for NDSCS
Wahpeton, N.D. -- Former Brainerd High School basketball player DJ Theisen and former Pine River-Backus player Joe Bueckers recently completed their freshmen seasons for the North Dakota State College of Science Wildcats.
Local sports shorts
Decorah, Iowa -- Luther College's Elsa Schmitt, a 1998 graduate of Wadena-Deer Creek High School, and Brooke Hagen, a senior from Wells, Minn., have earned All-America honors in tennis.
C-I track teams sweep subsection meet
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers boys' and girls' track teams both won the Subsection 25 track and field meet Wednesday.
Aulie co-medalist; Hills also advances to section
HINCKLEY -- Ricky Aulie shot a 3-over-par 75 for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers in cold, wet and windy conditions to tie for medalist honors in the Subsection 25, Section 7A boys' golf tournament at Grand National Tuesday.
Double duty Herath to coach both Warrior cross country programs
When Craig Rezac resigned as Brainerd High School girls' cross country coach following last season, activities director Todd Selk considered having one head coach instead of two for the boys' and girls' programs.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Paul Tuchscherer may have set a precedent in Brainerd High School boys' tennis that will be difficult to match. He went unbeaten in 19 regular-season matches and did not lose a set.
C-I girls win third straight subsection golf title
HINCKLEY -- Samantha Welle shot an 83 to earn medalist honors and helped the Crosby-Ironton girls' golf team win the Subsection 1, Section 7A golf meet for the third straight year Tuesday at Grand National.
NL-S eliminates Cardinals in tennis
LITCHFIELD -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' tennis team narrowly missed advancing to the championship round of the Section 6A tournament Wednesday after being defeated 4-3 by New London-Spicer in the semifinals.
Tech eliminates Flyers in tennis
LITTLE FALLS -- The St. Cloud Tech Tigers eliminated the Little Falls Flyers 6-1 in the South Subsection 8AA team tennis tournament Tuesday.
Brainerd softball team loses subsection opener
Chanda Cunniff was an all-conference pitcher for the Alexandria Cardinals fast-pitch softball team last season.
Warriors eighth, Cardinals 12th at DL
DETROIT LAKES -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' golf team tied for eighth place with a team score of 435 and the Staples-Motley Cardinals were 12th with 442 at the Detroit Lakes Invitational Tuesday in cold, wet and windy conditions.
Initial meeting of statewide cross country ski organization June 11
The initial meeting of a statewide cross country ski organization is scheduled 2 p.m. June 11 at the Sawmill Inn Restaurant at the Junction of Highways 371 and 210 in Brainerd.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Mariners edge by Twins despite notable eighth-inning effort
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kazuhiro Sasaki had to work harder than normal, so Seattle Mariners manager Lou Piniella thought he should get twice the credit.
Moss plunges into minor league basketball
Randy Moss, the best wide receiver in pro football, is going to play some minor league basketball.
Robinson named NWCA Coach of the Year
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota's J Robinson has been named Head Coach of the Year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association, the school announced Wednesday.
McCombs says negotiations with Moss have 'died down'
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Vikings owner Red McCombs said he is no longer optimistic receiver Randy Moss and the team will agree on a new contract before the 2001 season.
Minnesota wants to talk to Xavier's women's basketball coach
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota officials have requested permission to talk with Xavier women's basketball coach Melanie Balcomb about the Golden Gophers' head position, according to a Xavier official.
Bush to meet UMD women's hockey team next month
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush will meet with the University of Minnesota-Duluth women's hockey team, which won the inaugural NCAA Division I women's hockey championship two months ago.
Twins outlast Mariners
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Seattle Mariners will lose now and then. They just won't go down easily.
For week of May 24-30; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
P.D. James is better than ever with 'Death in Holy Orders'
Can P.D. James be getting better with each book she writes? The answer, based on her new novel "Death in Holy Orders" (Knopf, 415 pages, $25), is "yes."
Brainerd art teacher is ready to do her own art on her own time
When the bell tolls on the school year May 31, it will ring in a new chapter for Bev Jondahl.
Leno's monologue strategist leaves 'The Tonight Show'
HOLLYWOOD -- In his nine years at "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Jim Brogan helped craft a few thousand monologues and probably helped oversee as many as 45,000 jokes -- work that earned him the job title of "vice president in charge of monologues."
'Pearl Harbor' opens
"Pearl Harbor," one of the most talked about movies of the summer, opens this weekend in area theaters.
Artists sought for Serpent Lake fine arts festival
CROSBY -- Artisans who create original paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, fiber work, ceramics, jewelry or works in metal, glass, wood, paper or leather are invited to show and sell their works at the second annual Serpent Lake Festival of Fine Art and Craft.
Shy flyboy role comes easier than fame to Minnesota star
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- Josh Hartnett sighs, shakes his head and laughs at yet another mention of that word.
Musician-humorist to open Brainerd's Performances in the Park series on June 7
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department's Performances in the Park series opens June 7 in Gregory Park with musician-humorist Roy Liljequist.
'Shrek' No. 1 movie
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The misanthropic fairy-tale comedy "Shrek" earned $42.3 million to top the weekend box office, unraveling the hold of "The Mummy Returns" on No. 1.
Lopez is the only angel in 'Angel Eyes'
In "Angel Eyes" Jennifer Lopez proves she can rescue even the dopiest film with her acting skills and on-screen persona.
Fine Arts Student of the Week
For Jen Sorensen, participation in the arts throughout her school career has been a journey of "self-discovery."
Paul Bunyan Playhouse to offer six summer productions
BEMIDJI -- The Paul Bunyan Playhouse will break a long-standing tradition when it opens its 51st annual summer theater season next month.
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission.
Summer of summers is at hand for Hollywood
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's same-old, same-old time in Hollywood. Predictably, summer blockbuster season is bursting with sequels, remakes, the odd adaptation of a video game and the latest Julia Roberts romantic comedy.
Summer festivals under way across Minnesota
Following is a listing of tourism events around Minnesota, as provided by the Minnesota Office of Tourism. For more information, visit http://www.exploreminnesota.com or call (800) 657-3700 or (651) 296-5029 in the Twin Cities area.
Bobby Vee to stage concert in Glenwood
GLENWOOD -- Bobby Vee will appear in concert with his backup group, the Vees, at 8 p.m. June 8 on the main stage of Central Square Historical Auditorium in Glenwood.
Summer movies lineup
ABOUT ADAM: A mysterious stranger (Stuart Townsend) in Dublin tempts and titillates his new girlfriend's family. Kate Hudson co-stars.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra to sponsor tea
LITTLE FALLS -- A Victorian Tea, sponsored by the Heartland Symphony Orchestra, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Musser Mansion in Little Falls.
Garrison Invitational Art Show and Sale set Sunday
GARRISON -- The ninth annual Garrison Invitational Art Show and Sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Garrison VFW Pavilion and grounds.
Little Falls High School Choir to give first Concert in the Park
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls High School Choir will open the Great River Arts Association's Concerts in the Park season at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Maple Island Park on the banks of the Mississippi River near downtown Little Falls.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Heartland Squares, Pequot Lakes, will offer square dancing lessons starting in June at the Senior Citizens Center.
Short drive or walk in the north woods reveals nature's springtime gifts
These trilliums grow in the woods east of Hackensack. (Photo by Monica Lundquist)
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Occasional showers. A few thunderstorms possible central and south. Highs in the 50s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Sunny west. Scattered morning showers...Then partial clearing central and east. Highs from 70 far west to the upper 50s east.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Cool with showers likely. An afternoon thunderstorm possible south. Highs from the mid 40s northwest to mid 50s southeast.
State forecast for north dakota
Wind advisory eastern third this afternoon...
Minnesota state forecast
Wind advisory northwest today...
Weather drawing by Amanda Nord of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for south dakota
Wind advisory northcentral and northeast today...
Iowa state forecast...
Wind advisory west central and southwest this afternoon...
It's wet outside
Weather drawing by Ashli Meyer of Mr. Trucano's fourth grade class at Baxter school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Scattered showers central and east. A thunderstorm is possible this afternoon. Highs in the 50s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy and cool. A good chance of showers east with a few thunderstorms possible extreme southeast. Widely scattered afternoon showers possible west. Highs in the 50s.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy and cold east with a chance of showers. Mostly sunny west. Highs from the 50s east to the 60s west.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Picture this: Joan Baez, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Neil Young and Stevie Wonder gather around a table while a birthday cake bright with candles is placed in front of Bob Dylan.
The Crow Wing County Memorial Day committee will meet for a potluck at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. and preparing wreaths at 8 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Club in Brainerd.
'Sanford and Son' actor Whitman Mayo dies at 70
ATLANTA (AP) -- Whitman Mayo, who played Grady Wilson on the 1970s television series "Sanford and Son," died Tuesday. He was 70.
Names and faces
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Singers Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney took the stand Tuesday to tell jurors a backstage skirmish with sheriff's deputies last year started with a misunderstanding about a police horse.
Despite international efforts, no sign of a Mideast truce
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Despite stepped up international efforts for a truce, Palestinian militants lobbed mortars at a Jewish settlement Thursday and Israeli tanks rumbled into Palestinian territory, firing shells and machine guns. A Palestinian was shot dead in the Gaza Strip.
Nations sign on to deal banning 'dirty dozen' of toxins
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Environmental delegates from 90 countries, including the United States, signed a global treaty Wednesday banning 12 highly toxic chemicals, including PCBs and dioxins.
China says U.S. can take home spy plane -- in pieces
BEIJING (AP) -- China said Thursday that the United States can take back its stranded U.S. Navy spy plane -- in pieces.
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