Fog lights: Auto buyers' latest fashion trend
WASHINGTON -- Let's call ''fog lights'' something else.
Mercedes SUV retains sports car feel
There's no doubt about it -- the performance specs of the 2000 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG are impressive: 0 to 60 mph in just 6.4 seconds, top speed more than 140 mph.
Grammy nominated area Christian musician now writes for Nashville record companies
"We are a conundrum," Joel Hanson said of himself and fellow Pray For Rain band members Patrick Andrew and Mark Nash.
'Religion capital' blessed with tourists
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- As the headquarters of some 80 religious organizations, Colorado Springs is attracting an increasing numbers of visitors who spend millions of dollars to attend spiritual conferences and seminars.
Forget me not
Memorial Day is just around the corner. Many are looking forward to the opportunity this national holiday gives us for a long weekend -- time for fishing, gardening, recreating.
The annual Memorial Day Rally will be Sunday and Monday at the Lakes Area Christian Church. Coffee and rolls will be served at 9 a.m. followed by Sunday school hour at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship and communion will be at 10:30 a.m.
We fail to protect children in dangerous world
QUESTION: I have heard you say that we have shamefully mismanaged the present generation of children. Explain what you meant by that.
Fruit 'curds' are versatile spreads
Lemon curd is a traditional spread and cake or tartlet filling.
Rich drizzle of chocolate a perfect touch on fruit
This simple, fruity concoction cries out for a rich drizzle of chocolate, says chef Ainsley Harriott. So that's the topping for his Chocolate-Orange Fruit Drizzle, which he calls ''a fantastic finale to any meal.''
Baking course available online
NEW YORK (AP) -- A baking course has been added to the curriculum of the Find Your Inner Chef Corningware eSchool.
Satisfy a craving on holiday weekend
Everyone has an idea of how to spend the Memorial Day weekend. Mine is to kick it down a notch and enjoy some time on my deck reading a good book, relaxing in the yard and, of course, cooking some tasty inventive meals over the hot coals.
Cheese,veggies a tasty combo
Vegetables make inviting selections among grilled foods -- for vegetarians and nonvegetarians alike.
THEFT --Lesley Roberts, Crosby, reported the theft of seven fishing rods worth $50 to $100 each and tackle worth $500 to $1000 from his boat.
AITKIN --Four people were arrested and charged in Aitkin County following a methamphetamine lab bust Saturday in Lee Township.
Melvin R. Kavanaugh, Jr., 35, Hollister, and Jane A. Ray, 22, Breezy Point.
The Brainerd Police Department reported two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday on North Third Street in front of St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
A 54-year-old Buffalo man was severely injured today in a one-vehicle accident on Country Road 23, a few miles south of Highway 18, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
Frazar conquers win for first-round lead
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- Jack Nicklaus is responsible for the changes on three of the par 5s, rough that is as gnarly as it has ever been and greens that are smaller and more contoured at Muirfield Village.
Meschke medalist; S-M girls win meet
PEQUOT LAKES -- Liz Meschke of Pequot Lakes was medalist and the Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' golf team won an 18-hole quadrangular Thursday at the Preserve.
Kim cards masterful 65 for Corning Classic lead
CORNING, N.Y. (AP) -- Mi Hyun Kim apparently didn't like her doctor's orders. So far, the strategy has produced some exciting moments.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- Scores and relation to par Thursday after the first round of the $3 million Memorial Tournament, played on the 7,193-yard, par-72 (36-36) Muirfield Village Golf Club course (a-amateur):
'Epidemic' of oral disease among poor reported
WASHINGTON -- From cavities to mouth cancer, a ''silent epidemic'' of oral diseases afflicts minorities and low-income Americans even as most of the nation benefits from healthier teeth and gums, the U.S. surgeon general said today.
Capsule camera the latest in diagnostic medicine
Scientists have developed a tiny camera that patients would swallow to yield a living-color tour of the digestive tract as it passes painlessly through the body.
Waterborne illnesses increasing at public pools
ATLANTA -- Swimming pools with their sparkling blue water and strong chlorine odor are far from clean, and government health officials are launching a campaign to warn against the rise in illnesses caused by contaminated public pools.
Government unveils campaign to help kids avoid skin cancer
ATLANTA -- Government researchers said they expect more than a million new skin cancer cases to be diagnosed this year and announced a new campaign designed to keep children out of the sun.
Chest compressions alone can save heart attack victims
In a surprising study released today, researchers found that more victims of cardiac arrest may be saved when bystanders skip mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and perform only chest compressions until help arrives.
Designers turn to rubber for latest home accessories
Rubber is bouncing back in a big way, says trend-watching magazine Metropolitan Home in its May/June issue.
Number of versions of annual flowers explodes
WASHINGTON -- If your idea of summer annuals is begonias and impatiens, get thee to a garden center.
Couple turns tiny basement closet into multi-functional home office
In a triumph of ingenuity, a basement closet once used as a pantry has become a tiny but multifunctional home office for a couple in McLean, Va.
Annuals need plenty of water throughout summer
Fans of annuals know that there is a price for providing lush, exotic and colorful flowering plants in the sultry weeks of July and August: water.
Homes may be built with recycling effort
In celebration of its 10 years of service to families in the lakes area, Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity is encouraging community-wide support for a program called CANS FOR HUMAN-ITY.
Book shows gardens don't have to be hard to maintain
For anyone who loves gardens but hates gardening, there is hope.
New lines of deck furniture being introduced
The time is at hand when the deck or patio will get more use than the living room, as people move outdoors for gardening, games or just sitting around.
Design J-14 confusing on the outside, but nice on the inside
Traditional-style houses, like Design J-14, started cropping up in the 1970s. Traditional houses combine the informality of a ranch with older Colonial and cottage elements. They look like they're two stories high, but inside they often are not.
Modernized garden products are hot
Our garden may be up-to-date, but it may look better modernized.
Government officials tour Willows housing development in Brainerd
State attention came Wednesday to the Willows housing subdivision in Brainerd.
Town's former bank becomes longtime home for Averill couple
AVERILL (AP) -- A 1925 plat book of Clay County contains an advertisement for the Averill State Bank.
Check this list of tips to ease stress of moving
There are many things to consider when planning a move. Check lists can help when time begins to tick down, saving stress levels on the big day.
Public television station needs $4 million to survive
APPLETON (AP) -- If southwestern Minnesota residents want to keep seeing shows on polka music and farming practices on public television, it's going to take up to $4 million, said a Pioneer Public Television official.
Governor isn't naming names, blasts media
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura is making no apologies for an extra chapter in the upcoming paperback edition of his book, which he uses in part to flog one of his favorite targets, the media.
W-H-A to sell bonds to start on new high school in Walker
WALKER -- The Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School Board authorized this week selling $9 million in bonds to begin constructing the new high school at Walker.
If weather allows, fires will be set in BWCA
ELY (AP) -- Weather permitting, fires will be set Wednesday in a 100-acre area just outside of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Superior National Forest officials said.
Man faces assault charges for infant son's injuries
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- A Cold Spring man has been charged with first-degree assault and malicious punishment of a child after his 4-month-old son was hospitalized with serious injuries.
Katie Poirier remembered one year after abduction
MOOSE LAKE (AP) -- One year ago today, 19-year-old Katie Poirier of Barnum was abruptly abducted from a Moose Lake convenience store while she worked alone.
This was Brainerd
May 25 -- 60 years ago (1940) -- The John Chalbergs and Tom O'Brien were a bit worried as they were delayed at Clearwater where they had been cleaning their cottage but they found plenty of grand food at the party when they arrived. The guests played cards and a very ingenious game, introduced, I understand, by Dr. Mulligan.
Highway 371 corridor's assets, woes listed
BACKUS -- Lakes, rivers and wetlands are good. Pine trees are good. Businesses using good landscape designs are good. Small town character is good.
Marty Batura of Worldwide Aircraft Recovery Ltd., Bellevue, Neb., worked on the tail section of a Mitchell B-25 bomber that has been on display at the Paul Bunyan Amusement Center in Brainerd since 1962.
Cass values soar along 371
WALKER -- People were willing to pay a lot more for existing properties in Cass County during the 1990s than previous decades.
This was Brainerd
May 26 -- 100 years ago (1900) -- Some of our bicyclists object to paying a $1.00 license to ride on the Brainerd bicycle paths. They prefer to take the middle of the street.
Independence candidate wants national debt repaid
U.S. Senate candidate James Gibson shares party affiliation with Gov. Jesse Ventura but not hobbies.
'I'm going to fight hard for NTC and all higher education.'
Sen. Tony Kinkel, the vice chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee who on Tuesday was hired as an administrator at Northwest Technical College, makes no apologies for his new job.
BHS Grad Blast needs volunteers
The 15th Brainerd High School Grad Blast needs volunteers to assist with the set-up and during the event.
LTV to close taconite mine; residents worry
HOYT LAKES (AP) -- Now that LTV Steel Mining Co. has decided to close its taconite plant here, eliminating 1,400 jobs, residents worry that the town's future is bleak.
Brainerd psychologist to visit China as part of exchange
Brainerd psychologist J.P. Whalen has been hand-picked to participate in what may become a precedent-setting information exchange between American and Chinese rehabilitation professionals.
Future of mine facilities, workers up in air
HOYT LAKES, (AP) -- Almost as soon as LTV Steel Mining Co. announced that its taconite plant here would close by next year, discussion started about ways to soften the blow sure to come when 1,400 people are put out of work.
TV report on drunken boaters disputed
A Twin Cities TV report on drunken boaters that aired Sunday may have had the correct information, but a Crow Wing County official believes the conclusion strayed from the truth.
The Brainerd Dispatch inadvertently switched two cutlines on Page 10A of Wednesday's paper. The cutlines for the Garrison Dollars for Scholars scholarship winners and the Brainerd Eagles Aerie No 287 scholarship winners were transposed.
Fine hikes slide through in catch-all bill
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Judges can hit lawbreakers with bigger fines -- some as much as 50 percent higher -- starting in August due to a little-noticed part of a comprehensive bill passed by the Legislature this month.
In a Page 1A story Wednesday, The Dispatch incorrectly reported the location of St. Otto's Care Center. St. Otto's Care Center is in Little Falls.
Memorial Day services for Crosby-Ironton will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby.
Community meeting planned for administrator finalists
A community meeting has been set to introduce two candidates, for the Crow Wing County administrator position, from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, at the Holiday Inn in Brainerd.
Travel continues, despite soaring gas prices
Gas prices have climbed to new highs the past few days in the Brainerd lakes area, with some gas stations selling unleaded fuel as high as $1.65 a gallon.
TV reporter apologizes on air after being charged with theft
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- A television reporter apologized on the air for taking a videotape from the car of a crime suspect.
Iron Range prepares for plant closing
HOYT LAKES (AP) -- The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board was formed nearly 60 years to prepare Northeastern Minnesota for the decline of the mining industry.
Steps taken to ensure BHS graduation goes smoothly
The Brainerd School District has taken steps to make sure this year's graduation ceremony doesn't wind up like the last one.
Residents help nab drug dealers
BREEZY POINT --The success of the NET VI Drug Task Force through the help of area residents has been impressive, but there is a lot more that needs to be done.
Surprise, surprise! Chapter in Ventura book criticizes media
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The paperback edition of Gov. Jesse Ventura's book has an extra chapter, which the former wrestler uses to point out his achievements, explain controversies and criticize one of his favorite targets -- the media.
Baxter accepts petitions for annexation
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council Tuesday accepted annexation petitions along the Highway 371 corridor for property owned by the Tank family, Dondelinger's and Lakewood Realty.
Justice gives conditional approval to major cable deal
WASHINGTON -- AT&T Corp. is inching toward completion of a massive merger that builds on its plan to deliver high-speed Internet access, local phone service and television programming directly into homes using cable TV lines.
Venezuela's highest court suspends elections
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Prolonging a bitter campaign that has pitted rich against poor, Venezuela's highest court suspended this weekend's presidential, congressional and regional elections, citing glitches in the electronic balloting system.
Durable-goods orders in April take biggest plunge in nearly nine years
WASHINGTON -- Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell 6.4 percent in April, the biggest plunge in nearly nine years. A record drop in demand for electronics led the decline, the government said today.
Voters approved bond issues for school construction projects in three Twin Cities area districts.
Israel works on defense line; Barak puts Syria, Lebanon on notice
FATIMA GATE, Israeli-Lebanese Border -- Bulldozers leveled ground today as Israel rushed to fortify its tense border with Lebanon, and Prime Minister Ehud Barak warned Syria and Lebanon that he would hold them accountable for any cross-border guerrilla attacks.
Clinton, Gore raise money, talk reform
WASHINGTON -- On a night when they broke all fund-raising records and upped the ante for contributions, President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore championed overhauling campaign finance laws.
Justice Department likely to stick to original breakup plan
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is unlikely to waver from its proposal to split Microsoft Corp. into two companies when it submits a revision of the plan today.
Sled industry vows fight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Complaining that the National Park Service banned snowmobiles last month without any public input, industry officials said Wednesday that they would seek to have the decision reversed by Congress.
Congress sends Clinton $15 billion farm bailout
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers say their $15 billion farm bailout should help producers survive this year and make them less dependent on government aid in the future.
Ramsey commissioner sued over loan default
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Ramsey County Commissioner Dino Guerin, who already faces a state charge of writing bad checks and a federal criminal investigation into loans, did not repay a $12,000 loan from TCF Bank, according to a lawsuit.
ABC jumps to first in TV season
NEW YORK -- Led by ''Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,'' ABC has become the first network to bounce from third place to first in the television ratings in a single season.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Backed by results from a privately administered polygraph test, the parents of JonBenet Ramsey again declared their innocence in her murder. Authorities said the test changes nothing.
Jet hijacker parachutes to ground
MANILA, Philippines -- A hijacker armed with a pistol and a grenade robbed 290 people on a Philippines Airlines jet today before leaping from the plane with a homemade parachute, authorities said.
Judge expresses interest in Microsoft breakup
WASHINGTON -- Signaling a willingness to slice Microsoft Corp. into two pieces, perhaps even three, a federal judge ordered the Justice Department to revise its plan to break up the world's leading computer software maker and submit the new version by Friday.
President plans new protection for fragile waters, coral reefs
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton plans to begin work on a system of ocean preserves that eventually could mirror the system of protected forests and parks on land, White House officials say.
Bush: Powell not on list of VP prospects
AUSTIN, Texas -- Republican presidential contender George W. Bush says his long list of vice presidential prospects doesn't include Colin Powell, a potent political figure who says he doesn't want the job.
Peterson blasts sled ban
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional critics attacked the National Park Service plan to ban snowmobiles from most parks, calling the move an unjustified attempt to please environmentalists.
AP, Reuters journalists killed in Sierra Leone ambush
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone -- A cameraman for Associated Press Television News and a Reuters correspondent, both renowned for covering the world's most dangerous conflicts, and four Sierra Leone soldiers were killed when suspected rebels ambushed their vehicles, U.N. officials and local reporters said.
China's human rights record could face more U.S. scrutiny
WASHINGTON -- If China gains permanent normal trading status with the United States, it could come at a price for Beijing: closer scrutiny of its human rights record.
Northwest could become merger target
MINNEAPOLIS -- Northwest Airlines could become a merger target and Minnesota could lose another major corporate headquarters if the merger of United Airlines and US Airways triggers a round of airline consolidation.
Tougher security likely at State Department
WASHINGTON -- Almost anybody can walk through the front door of the State Department, but with security concerns on the rise that could change.
Bush and Texas executions: A record of consistency
LIVINGSTON, Texas -- Condemned killer James Edward Clayton feels certain he is going to die tonight.
Body found after man jumps from plane he tried to hijack
MANILA, Philippines -- Soldiers have recovered the body of a man who tried to hijack a Philippine Airlines jet with 291 other people aboard, then jumped out of the plane at 6,000 feet wearing a homemade parachute.
After long dry spell, Clinton gets trade victory
WASHINGTON -- For a president who pledged to make open trade one of the cornerstones of his presidency, it has been a long dry spell for Bill Clinton.
Five slain at Wendy's in New York City
NEW YORK -- Two men walked into a Wendy's restaurant at closing time and bound, gagged and shot five employees to death during an apparent robbery. Two other workers were wounded, one critically.
Economy grows at 5.4 percent rate in first quarter
WASHINGTON -- The supercharged U.S. economy, powered by brisk consumer and government spending, grew at a robust 5.4 percent annual rate during the first three months of 2000, the Commerce Department said today.
National sports briefs
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- The hardest moments for Richard Petty came in the hours after his grandson's funeral.
19 Dodgers suspended for Wrigley brawl
NEW YORK (AP) -- A fight with fans caught baseball's attention, and so did 19 suspensions.
Lakers counting on more from Bryant
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- All season, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant worked together like Batman and Robin. They were the hulk and the slasher, a 1-2 punch largely responsible for 67 regular-season victories.
Public funeral set for Sealy today
NEW YORK (AP) -- Malik Sealy's family, teammates and friends planned to gather today for the funeral of the Minnesota Timberwolves player killed last weekend in a head-on crash in Minnesota.
Sealy's death will affect Wolves for long time
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The heart and soul of the Minnesota Timberwolves will be laid to rest on Friday, and there's no telling when -- or if -- this franchise will recover.
Fan files suit
CHICAGO (AP) -- A Chicago Cubs fan arrested in last week's brawl with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field filed a lawsuit against Dodgers' players and both teams, claiming that he sustained neck and shoulder strains.
Devils stay alive
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Two down. One to go.
Radke lacks support
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins keep giving Brad Radke reason to want to pitch somewhere else.
Clemente thwarts Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- History repeated itself when a right fielder named Clemente threw out the potential winning run at the plate in the ninth inning.
Kruger says new-look Hawks will run
ATLANTA (AP) -- Lon Kruger's career took a turn he never expected -- coaching in the NBA.
Knicks seek solution to Indiana offense
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Stunned by the diversified offense of the Indiana Pacers, the New York Knicks need a defensive solution in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Sports takes a back seat at Olympic meeting
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) -- Politics, drugs, a bribery scandal. The Olympic meetings this week had just about everything -- even sport.
With Ewing sidelined, Pacers take command
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Two years ago, Patrick Ewing made an unexpected return from a shattered wrist in a Game 2 at Indiana. In a Game 2 a year later, also on the road, his season ended when he tore his Achilles' tendon.
Yudof leaning against rehiring Boston
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota President Mark Yudof said he is leaning against rehiring McKinley Boston, the university vice president whose contract wasn't renewed after the academic misconduct investigation in the men's basketball program.
Betty J. Wolhart, 75, Long Lake Township, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at home.
Harold E. Cooper
AITKIN -- Harold Eugene Cooper, 80, Aitkin, died today, Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Hennepin County Medical Center of Minneapolis.
PINE RIVER -- LeRoy Kicker, 81, Pine River, died today, May 26, 2000, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center, Pine River.
PINE RIVER -- James Spier, 53, Pine River, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at home.
STAPLES -- Glenn Lewis, 68, Staples, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Greater Staples Hospital.
Betty J. Wolhart
Betty J. Wolhart, 75, Brainerd, died today, Thursday, May 25, 2000, at home.
PINE RIVER -- James Spier, 53, Pine River, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at his home.
William R. Jerry
CROSBY --William Ray Jerry, 45, Crosby, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at home.
Marsha J. McCoy
LEADER -- Marsha JoAnn McCoy, 41, Leader, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at home.
STAPLES -- Vern Seipkes, Staples, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Greater Staples Hospital.
David Francis Lingwall, 74, Fifty Lakes, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, near Emily.
Eddie 'Babe' Gamradt
ST. PAUL -- Eddie "Babe" Gamradt, 54, St. Paul, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, in St. Paul.
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Our editorial views
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
When the gloves came off and Americans loved it
While covering Vice President Gore's campaign the past few months, I've been re-reading the Lincoln-Douglas debates during the downtime on buses and planes. As a first-time political reporter, I figured it might help me. I was right -- but in a way I hadn't expected.
It's up to Lebanon
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times:
Out of Lebanon
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Washington Post:
I am writing in response to recent letter writers who took issue with Rep. Steve Wenzel's amendment to prevent public money allocated for the care of homeless youth from going to organizations that promote or provide abortions.
Politicians target violent videos
CHICAGO (AP) -- Several U.S. senators joined Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan on Wednesday in urging major retail chains to stop selling violent video games to children.
Computer bugs - Dispatch Editorial
Humans have always had an uneasy relationship with machines. We love the conveniences they provide us but we fear they can sometimes rule our lives.
The 'One China' debate
WASHINGTON -- Early this year, a senior Taiwan official cut through all the endless statements, responses, formulas and threats flying across the Taiwan Straits with a single incisive metaphor.
The good guys couldn't lose
The debate over China's trade status became so sulfurous, disingenuous and confusing that most people ended up asking: How do you tell if the good guys won?
Council can mediate between media and citizens
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
For many people, it's a traditional summertime activity.
A father's fears:
CONCORD, N.C. -- The Iceman was nervous.
Indianpolis 500 still tainted by messy divorce in 1995
Sunday's Indianapolis 500 was to have been open-wheel auto racing's reconciliation event, uniting both factions of Indy-style racing five years after their bitter breakup.
Rookie in name only, Montoya is one of Indy 500 favorites
INDIANAPOLIS -- The first time Juan Montoya rode around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it was in a bus at 30 mph.
Chloride in grout caused walkway to collapse
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- A compound introduced into a filler used in a pedestrian bridge at Lowe's Motor Speedway ate away at the supporting steel, causing the walkway to give way under hundreds of race fans.
Busy weekend at tracks coming up
ENNIS, Texas -- The awesome roar and powerful performances of motorsports most extreme attraction will add some nitro punch to racing activities this Memorial Day weekend -- historically four of the biggest days for auto racing in the United States.
Sarah Fisher has one goal: To win Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS -- Janet Guthrie and Lyn St. James kicked the door down in getting women accepted in the Indianapolis 500, Sarah Fisher likes to say, but adds that she has other ideas.
The NASCAR Winston Cup schedule.:
It could be big payday for Bobby Labonte
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Bobby Labonte could have a huge payday Sunday night. Should the driver of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Pontiac win the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe'
Warriors win 6 events in North Subsection meet
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd Warriors won six events in the North Subsection 8AA track and field meet Thursday.
Bemidji outscores Brainerd in tourney
BEMIDJI -- The second-seeded Bemidji Lumberjacks limited the third-seeded Brainerd Warriors to just two hits and posted a 4-1 victory in the second round of the North Subsection 8, Class 3A softball tournament Thursday.
Pioneers win 3 events in track
BECKER -- Pierz Pioneers Trevor Gross, Kristine Jensen and Emily Stumpf won events in the Subsection 18 track and field meet Thursday.
Everything came together for the Raiders
This was a banner spring for Central Lakes College.
Pequot Lakes' errors prove costly
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots committed eight errors Thursday as they fell to the Staples-Motley Cardinals 7-3 in the Subsection 4, Section 8AA softball tournament.
High School Baseball
Flyers stay alive in South Subsection
ST. CLOUD -- The Little Falls Flyers spotted the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles a 5-0 lead after two innings but battled back to win 11-6 in the South Subsection 8, Class 3A softball tournament Thursday.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Warriors have been seeded second in the South Subsection 8, Class 3A baseball tournament and will host No. 5 Sauk Rapids at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Tuchscherer-Bohn second in subsection
ALEXANDRIA --The Brainerd Warriors doubles team of Paul Tuchscherer and Erik Bohn had little trouble getting to the final match of the North Subsection 8AA individual tournament Wednesday.
Lund pitches 1-hitter for Wolverines
WADENA -- Jake Lund of Wadena-Deer Creek tossed a one-hitter and struck out 13 in the Wolverines' 16-0 non-conference baseball triumph over the Sebeka Trojans on Thursday.
Pierz advances in 5AA baseball
PIERZ -- Dan Saehr was 3-for-3 to help the Pierz Pioneers to a 5-2 win over No. 6 Milaca in the quarterfinals of the District 18, Section 5AA baseball tournament Thursday.
Warrior girls' golfers won't be back at state
PARK RAPIDS-- It was a bittersweet day for Brainerd's Lisa Renneke Wednesday at the Section 8AA girls' golf meet.
Smith, Flyer girls win events
ST. CLOUD -- Ben Smith and the girls' 4x800 relay won events for the Little Falls Flyers in the South Subsection 8AA track and field meet Thursday.
S-M boys, W-DC girls win subsection titles
PEQUOT LAKES -- Staples-Motley and Wadena-Deer Creek won titles Thursday in the Section 6A, Subsection 24 track and field meet.
Aron turns long runs into sprints
Years ago track and field running events of more than 440 yards were considered a distance race.
Flyers' Dobis wins South Subsection
ST. CLOUD -- Chris Dobis of Little Falls won three matches on his way to the singles championship at the South Subsection 8AA individual tennis tournament Thursday.
Melinda Janson's name was incorrectly spelled in Wednesday's story about the Pierz Pioneers girls' golf team. The Dispatch regrets the error.
Boser advances in 5A golf for Pioneers
BECKER -- Pierz Pioneers freshman Chris Boser shot a round of 82 in the North Subsection 5A boys golf tournament Wednesday to advance to the 5A meet.
C-I defends section track title
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers boys' track and field team placed first with 160 points and defended their 1999 Sub-Section 25A title Wednesday.
RUSH CITY -- The second-seeded Rush City Tigers knocked off the No. 7 Pillager Huskies 3-0 in North Subsection 5A opening-round baseball action Thursday.
DULUTH -- Duluth Marshall eliminated the Aitkin Gobblers by a 7-0 score in the opening round of the Section 7A team tennis tournament Monday.
Aitkin's Bjareborn moves on in 8A tennis
PINE CITY --Thanks to a two wins on Wednesday at the individual South Subsection 8A tournament Aitkin Gobblers, Carl Bjareborn will advance to the individual Section 8A tournament Tuesday.
Aitkin, Crosby-Ironton eliminated
BRAHAM -- The top-seeded Braham Bombers broke open a close game with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and went on to defeat the Aitkin Gobblers 12-2 in Section 7AA softball play Thursday.
For week of May 25-31; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
'Dinosaur' tramples film competition
LOS ANGELES -- Stories don't get much older than ''Dinosaur,'' but audiences for the new Disney animated movie didn't mind, sending it to the top of the weekend box office with $38.9 million.
Student poets perform
Mississippi Horizons students of Ms. Stokke and Ms. Schulte, directed by artist in residence Florence Dacey, read their river poetry at the Mississippi Horizons River Celebration on May 18 at the school.
Two Encore Artists receive awards
Karen Cheney of Baxter was awarded a first-place ribbon at the recent Artists of Minnesota competition in Hasting in the Beginner Portrait division.
Publishers Weekly best-selling books
Blanch Evridge, a self-styled "cowboy" singer, will perform at the House Concert at 7 p.m. today at the Black and White Hamburger Shop in downtown Little Falls.
Alternatives to cassettes are everywhere
Put that cassette rack in the attic next to the record shelf and consider these near-term alternatives.
Reviews of films currently showing
Capsule reviews of selected films:
'Buddy Holly Story' coming to St. Paul
ST. PAUL -- Buddy Holly is alive and well and has been raising the roof at theaters across North America.
Bands to rock the lakes area on Memorial Day weekend
If you don't catch the dancing bug this weekend, you probably never will.
Music General dancers complete season
The Music General competition lines recently completed their 2000 Regional Dance Competition schedule.
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission. (Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold.):
As rating sweeps near end, ABC feels like 'Millionaire'
HOLLYWOOD -- The rating sweeps are almost over. Let the spinning begin -- for everyone, that is, except ABC.
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
'Center Stage' boasts spectacular dancing
"Center Stage" is probably destined to become a favorite inspirational film among teen-age girls with ballerina aspirations.
Combat photographer recalls Pacific War action
Thayer Soule's "Shooting the Pacific War'' (University Press of Kentucky, $25) is a welcome addition to the roster of books written by combat photographers.
'On the Beach': A world of nuclear fragility
Novelist Nevil Shute's 1957 classic ''On the Beach'' didn't seem like an end-of-the-world fantasy to many who grew up in the 1950s and '60s, who lived through the Cold War and its relentless barrage of propaganda and end-game brinksmanship.
Minnesota's only gay/lesbian theater thrives with help of mainstream audience
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Outward Spiral Theatre Company is a small troupe riding a big wave.
Generations apart, two men recall painting with O'Keeffe
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Two men a generation apart have similar stories to tell about painting with Georgia O'Keeffe.
Robbins' novel is weird, wacky, wonderful
Whoever said truth is stranger than fiction never read a Tom Robbins novel (''Another Roadside Attraction,'' ''Even Cowgirls Get the Blues'').
Anticipating summer vacation
Weather drawing by Brittany Hanson in the Baxter School third-grade class of Mrs. Pelto.
Around the nation
Helena 76 50 clr, Honolulu 85 73 clr, Houston 89 78 cdy
Storm clouds collect in middle of nation
Storms streaking across the Mississippi Valley and the central Plains states were packing showers and strong thunderstorms today, while more rough weather was forming over the Southeast.
Storms forecast across U.S.
A low pressure system pushing extending over much of the country today was expected to cause strong to severe thunderstorms as it pushes off the Northeast coast.
Tonight -- Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers late. Lows upper 40s to lower 50s. East wind 10 to 20 mph.
Around the nation
Bismarck 68 34 cdy, Boise 82 55 cdy, Boston 66 49 .46 rn
Tonight -- Partly cloudy. Lows mid 40s. Light wind.
Storms pound Southeast
Thousands of people were without power early today after powerful storms slammed into the Southeast and Plains, toppling trees and causing flash flooding.
Looking for a nice weekend
Weather drawing by Matthew Weatherwax in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
Names and faces
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- It'll be a different kind of heat for Andrea Thompson at her new job.
Keep track of garden with a flower map
Dear Heloise: After I moved into my house three years ago, I started planting roses around the perimeter of my front yard.
Read this version of 'Goldilocks and Three Bears'
Want to give your child a thorough grounding in contemporary art furnishings? Fill his or her little head with images of Alvar Aalto vases and Eames chairs and Terence Conran fabrics?
Girl with mustache shouldn't have to keep stiff upper lip
DEAR ABBY: I have a 13-year-old granddaughter who has a mustache. More and more, kids tease her about it. She tried to remove it by using something a friend gave her, but it ended up irritating her upper lip.
Let us honor all who died so that we might be free
DEAR ABBY: As we prepare to celebrate Memorial Day, we should remember that this noble holiday is more than just a day off from work or school to spend time with our families or enjoy the outdoors. Memorial Day was created to honor those who gave their lives in service to our nation, and to reflect on the blessings of freedom.
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