Susanne Whirley, of Nisswa and the daughter of Roy and Jerry Starkley of Brainerd, graduated from the family nurse practitioner program at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. Whirley earned a master's degree in nursing.
Delina and Diane White, both of Walker, were honored during the annual American Indian Awards Ceremony at Bemidji State University. Delina White received the award for completing a degree in business administration and Diane White received the award for completing a degree in accounting.
DEAR ABBY: I now see the damage I did to my adult children by remaining in an abusive marriage during their formative years. They have all been divorced -- one of them twice.
Weekend golf scoreboard
Purse: $1 million
Two die in area holiday crashes
LITTLE FALLS -- Two people died in separate motor vehicle accidents over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
WASHINGTON (AP)-- Consumer confidence nudged up, shoppers opened their pocketbooks wider and sales of previously owned homes jumped, suggesting that the nation's economic recovery remains on track.
CLC feeling the pinch
Student demand is exceeding nursing class offerings at Central Lakes College as displaced Potlatch Corp. workers seek to return to school.
Red Hats are coming
Red Hat Society chapters are cropping up throughout the Brainerd lakes area. Find out about the Red Hat Society in Wednesday's Neighbors section.
Displaying the colors
Joe Hall of the U.S. Marine Corps League (left); Buzz Bereuter, American Legion Color Guard; and Bill Wroolie, senior vice commander of the National Military Order of the Purple Heart, stood at attention as the colors were placed before the start of the final portion of the Brainerd Memorial Day program at Evergreen Cemetery Monday.
SARTELL (AP) Reed Sorenson, an eighth grader at Sartell Middle School, tied for first place at the national Junior High School Chess Championship.
Four arrested after wild Lum Park fight
Four people were arrested Sunday after a motor vehicle accident led to a fight in Lum Park involving 30-50 people, Brainerd police said.
Death March survivor
Kenneth Porwoll, survivor of the Bataan Death March and Japanese prisoner of war, spoke of his experiences as a guest speaker during a Brainerd Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Evergreen Cemetery. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
This was Brainerd
MAY 28 - 20 years ago (1982) - An explosion rocked a Washington Street intersection Saturday as a gasoline spill at the Northeast Spur Service Station triggered a blast that gutted the building and slightly injured a Brainerd firefighter.
War on terrorism gives Memorial Day deeper significance
NEW YORK (AP) -- The backdrop of the war on terrorism gave Memorial Day 2002 a greater significance, boosting feelings of patriotism for a nation still recovering from the Sept. 11 attacks.
Levy was murdered
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chandra Levy was murdered, by means unknown, a law enforcement source said Tuesday, a disclosure that deepened the mystery behind the demise of the 24-year-old intern who disappeared more than a year ago.
Pope, Bush huddle in Rome
ROME (AP) -- President Bush raised with Pope John Paul II on Tuesday his concerns regarding the Roman Catholic Church's standing in light of the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the institution. They also discussed the Middle East and Russia.
Barge crashes into bridge; death toll reaches 7
WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. (AP) -- Tugboat crew members' accounts of the moments before a barge rammed a highway bridge support the theory that the boat's pilot blacked out, an investigator said Tuesday. The accident killed at least seven people whose vehicles plunged from the damaged bridge into the Arkansas River.
Yankees' big bats back Thurman
The New York Yankees' big bats made fill-in starter Mike Thurman's job easy.
Avs beat Red Wings in OT
DETROIT (AP) -- The way Peter Forsberg is playing, he may want to skip next year's regular season, too.
Green goes deep again, this time for the home crowd
Shawn Green saved at least one home run for the home crowd.
Nets bounce back
BOSTON (AP) -- Players applauded behind the closed door of the New Jersey locker room, where 48 hours earlier they hung their heads after their historic collapse.
Rex Ball, 58, Brainerd, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at his home.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Beatrice Peterson, 82, died today, May 28, 2002, at Greater Staples Hospital in Staples.
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Memorial services for Carol D. Herington, 91, Tucson, Ariz., who died Feb. 8, 2002, in Tucson, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Onamia United Methodist Church in Onamia.
NEW HOPE -- Morris Loyd Holum, 81, New Hope, formerly of Emily, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at North Ridge Care Center in New Hope.
John Fredrick Eisner, 57, Brainerd, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Patrick J. Cranny
MADISON, S.D. -- Patrick J. Cranny, 77, Madison, S.D., died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Ruth Patrias, 100, Brainerd, died Monday, May 27, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
MONTICELLO -- Kenneth C. Bingen, 82, Monticello, formerly of Aitkin, McGregor and northeast Minneapolis, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at The Residence North Hospice in Brooklyn Center.
TRUMAN -- Gladys Louise O'Regan, 93, Truman, formerly of Crosby, died Monday, May 27, 2002, at Truman Nursing Home in Truman.
Robert L. Gammon
LITTLE FALLS -- Robert L. Gammon, 50, Little Falls, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, as the result of a motorcycle accident.
What's in a name?
It's a move that make sense and one that could benefit residents of both counties.
What an interesting media frenzy surrounding the lack of heightened security prior to the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Could you imagine the outcry had the government actually tried to prevent people of Middle Eastern descent from attending flight school, let alone detaining them at airports?
Guns and butter
If it were as easy as determining which major party is most likely to spend the nation into bankruptcy, most voters could go to the polls every two years with easy choices to make.
General Electric, which traces its history to 1878 when Thomas Edison established the Edison Electric Light Company, has been responsible for enhancing the quality of human life in many ways.
Wild night at North Central Speedway
BARROWS -- A beautiful full moon was in view from the grandstands at North Central Speedway where 108 cars registered to compete Saturday.
Castroneves' Indy win upheld again
INDIANAPOLIS -- Helio Castroneves' victory in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday was upheld for the second time in less than 24 hours Monday, after the Indy Racing League denied runner-up Paul Tracy's protest of the results Monday afternoon.
High-tech slump hits Twin Cities hard
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The high-tech job slump has hit the Twin Cities harder than the national average, a local executive says.
FERGUS FALLS (AP) -- An Otter Tail County man has died in a farm accident.
Twin Cities nurses wield newly won ward-closing power
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- It was crunch time at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
Moorhead ends Flyers' softball season
FERGUS FALLS -- Leading through four innings, Little Falls gave up nine runs in the fifth as Moorhead ended the Flyers' season with an 11-5 loss in the North Subsection 8, Class 3A tournament Saturday.
Siekas, Hardy lead Fort Ripley past Braves
Pierz Brewers 5-1
Bees stung twice
The Brainerd Bees dropped two games over Memorial Day weekend, losing 5-3 on Sunday to the Cold Spring Springers and 2-0 to the Ultimate Sports Grillers on Friday.
Softball team battles for subsection title
FERGUS FALLS -- Erin Donnelly pitched a 4-hitter and five players had two hits apiece as the Brainerd Warriors softball team cruised into the championship round of the North Subsection 8, Class 3A tournament with a 5-0 victory over top-seeded Fergus Falls Saturday.
high school BASEBALL
Warriors continue late-game heroics, beat Fegus Falls
The Brainerd Warriors baseball team should consider starting every game in the bottom of the seventh or later.
Happy homecoming for Torii
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- This was homecoming for Torii Hunter, and he played like one of baseball's most promising players.
Gophers left out of NCAA tourney field
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Despite winning the Big 10 regular season title, the Minnesota Golden Gophers didn't receive a wild card bid to the NCAA baseball tournament.
Minnesota state forecast
This afternoon...A chance of showers and thunderstorms north. Showers and thunderstorms likely south. Highs from the lower 70s northeast to lower 80s west.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the east...And around the black hills while the rest of the west is dry. Highs in the upper 70s and 80s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny west. Scattered showers and thunderstorms central and east. Highs in the low to mid 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s to lower 80s..
Weather drawing by Luke Surma in the Baxter third grade of Mrs. Brenny.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
Pakistan tests another missile
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan test-fired a missile Tuesday capable of carrying nuclear warheads into Indian territory, the third and final launch in a series of much-criticized tests.
NATO welcomes new partner
ROME (AP) -- NATO, the alliance set up more than a half century ago for the Cold War containment of Moscow, formally accepted its old enemy as a junior partner Tuesday.
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