The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a call of a van fire at 2:38 a.m. Saturday on the 1000 block of Norwood Street. The van is owned by Tamara Ostermann.
VANDALISM --Larry Schwegel, 1000 block of Pine Street, Sunday reported vandalism to his camper while it was parked in his driveway.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 138, a year ago 108.
The State Patrol reported a man was injured Monday in a single-motorcycle accident on Highway 84 in Cass County, five miles south of Longville.
BURGLARY -- Jeffrey Lewis, Minnetonka, reported a burglary to his cabin on Crow Wing Lake.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 600.
'Izzy' figures it's time to help the kids in golf
STAPLES -- Thanks to golf, Bill Israelson has traveled the world, made a living, met the PGA's best and played some of the best courses in the world. Now he's giving back.
This week's pro events
GLS wins for the fourth straight week to build a five and half point lead over Mills Motors. GLS beat the Dispatch 10-2 Thursday to remain on top of the Twilight Golf League at Pine Meadows.
Transitioning from the range to the course
One of the most common discussions I have as a golf pro with my students is, "How come I hit so well on the range and then I get to the course and I play lousy?" Transitioning from the range to the course can be a difficult thing for some players to do.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- Final scores and earnings Monday from the $3.1 million Memorial Tournament played on the 7,193 yard, par-72 Muirfield Village Golf Club course (a-amateur):
A sporty course at a good price
STAPLES -- When looking for a great golf experience with a great golf value, go west young man (or woman).
Woods wins again at Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- Since winning at the Memorial Tournament a year ago, Tiger Woods has won 12 tournaments.
Baxter students learn a lot during visit with senior citizens
A group of Baxter Elementary School fifth-graders visited the Lakes Area Senior Center during Older American Month.
69-year-old volunteer helps juvenile inmates
HASTINGS (AP) -- Mary Monahan wins the hearts of tough boys with to-die-for gingersnap cookies, hot-rod magazines and a reservoir of wise sayings that make them look deeper than their tattooed exteriors for a glimpse of hope.
Relay for Life event scheduled June 23-24 at Staples Elementary School track
STAPLES -- The Heartland Relay for Life is scheduled June 23-24 at the Staples Elementary School track.
CLC student's photo selected for calendar
STAPLES -- Jana Waaraniemi of Menahga, a Central Lakes College Photographic Imaging student, is one of four collegiate photographers whose images will appear in the 2001 Chrysler Financial international calendar.
Cass County will hold the following WIC nutrition programs in June.
Outstanding Older Worker nominations sought
WADENA -- To celebrate the ongoing contributions and accomplishments of mature (older) workers, Green Thumb, Inc. is soliciting nominations from Minnesota businesses in search of the 2000 Outstanding Older Worker.
Area Athletes of the Week
WADENA -- A change of scenery may have been just what Jake Lund needed to show off his game.
CLC students share fun of photography with Staples-Motley children
Central Lakes College students are teaching children the fun of photography.
Cyclists fear drivers with road rage
There was a driver who pulled a gun on him and one who ran a pickup truck onto a sidewalk after him, Christopher Scott recalled.
Every day is Memorial Day for son of LF's couple
FORT MYER, Va. -- Thousands of people line the streets, munching on hot dogs and giant pretzels as they strain to catch a glimpse of the colorful floats passing by in the parade.
Fishy folk art
PINE RIVER -- Otis Lael hates to fish.
Area Athletes of the Week
WADENA -- Becca Immonen is a cross country runner with sprinter speed.
Kitchigami offers summer reading program
"Cosmic Connections" is a summer reading program with a space theme sponsored by Kitchigami Regional Library.
Give kids a break
Recently, I wrote about some of the annoying things that parents do at games that drive kids crazy. I asked readers to tell me more.
Entertainers sought for Heritage Days in Crosby
CROSBY -- The Heritage Days Committee is seeking entertainers to volunteer an hour or so of time Saturday, Aug. 19, at Crosby Memorial Park on Serpent Lake.
NISSWA --The Nisswa Caboose Society will hold its annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at the Nisswa Community Center.
Kitchigami Regional Library announces bookmobile schedule
Following is the summer schedule for the Kitchigami Regional Library Bookmobile.
Remembering those who also served
At one of many Memorial Day ceremonies held around Minnesota, U.S. Sen. Rod Grams said he is co-sponsoring legislation to return the holiday to the traditional date of May 30, instead of observing it on a Monday.
Northwest flight attendants' contract vote is tallied
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- The union representing Northwest Airlines flight attendants was counting ballots today to determine whether a five-year contract is approved.
Northwest flight attendants ratify contract
MINNEAPOLIS -- Last time around, more than two-thirds of Northwest Airlines' flight attendants rejected a proposed contract. This time, about the same number voted to ratify a five-year contract that raises their pay as much as 120 percent.
Rain, police keep rock fest calm
SOMERSET, Wis. (AP) -- More police were brought in to watch over thousands of fans attending a three-day alternative rock gathering with a history of underage drinking and rowdy behavior.
A day for salutes
Brittany Olson, a member of the Brainerd Girl Scout Troop 840, blew a small flag as she marched with her troop members in the Memorial Day Parade on Third Avenue. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Youths joining military club
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Nearly 250 youngsters have cut their hair, put on military clothing and gather twice a week to learn about aviation skills and police work and practice military drills.
Public immunizations clinics are given through the Crow Wing County Health Department. There is a minimal charge for vaccines but no one will be denied if unable to pay.
The fifth grade math master team from Lowell Elementary won the regional Math Masters of Minnesota Challenge at Itasca Community College May 5. Team members were Max Kuehn, Lise Holte, Cameron Holmes, Logan Mohs and Sam Walker.
Fargo, neighboris to coordinate sirens
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- ''This is a test,'' joked Morris Lanning, mayor of Moorhead, Minn., as he opened a news conference to discuss the area's severe weather warning system.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - It's been raining all morning in the Brainerd area, but nobody's complaining about getting wet. Fire officials at every level and local farm people were pleased with the welcome rain.
Judge orders gun club to shut down, address complaints
GRANT, Minn. (AP) -- A Washington County judge ordered a gun club to halt operation until it addresses environmental and safety concerns.
Edin to challenge Menze
UPSALA. (AP) -- Republican Aleta Edin will challenge her party's endorsed candidate in a primary for the nomination for the 7th District U.S. House seat held by Rep. Collin Peterson, she said Monday.
On Page 2A of Friday's Dispatch, the age of Michael Fladeboe was incorrect in the marriage licenses. The marriage license announcement should have read Martin T. Fladeboe, 20, Bemidji & Heidi C. Carlson, 19, Deerwood.
Police look into reports of assaults at rock concert
SOMERSET, Wis. (AP) -- Police are investigating reports of two sexual assaults at a three-day rock concert that drew more than 20,000 people each day to this small town.
Terry Sluss, Crow Wing County chair, was appointed to be a member
A search plane searched the west side of Gull Lake Tuesday afternoon for a possible drowning victim. Divers also searched an area which was approximately the size of a football field about 100-150 yards from the shoreline. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
6 pets killed over weekend by dogs
NEW LONDON (AP) -- Ten-year-old Mari, 8-year-old David and 4-year-old Mikayla Geer were devastated when they came home and saw the bloody mess in their yard.
Bill signings conclude remaining business of session
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura on Tuesday repealed a 1999 law that allowed schools to play exhibition games sanctioned by the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission.
Farmers wanted rain; they got it
Less than a month ago, farmers around Minnesota were praying for rain. Their prayers were answered, evaporating fears of a drought.
Samuelson seeks sixth Senate term
Sen. Don Samuelson, DFL-Brainerd, today announced his candidacy for sixth term in the Minnesota Senate.
Edina man arrested for stealing $25,000 in goods
OWATONNA (AP) -- An Edina man has been arrested in connection with the theft of about $25,000 in merchandise from Cabela's and Ahlman's Custom Gun Shop in rural Morristown.
Baxter, Brainerd leaders to huddle on annexation
Brainerd and Baxter officials will meet to discuss annexation issues at 7 p.m. today at the Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center.
Man missing on Gull Lake
The Cass County Sheriff's Department reported a man is missing after diving from a boat into Gull Lake Monday.
ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) -- A former state senator whose career in public office stretched over several decades is being remembered as ''a true warrior.''
Altered trees being tested in state
Proponents say they could boost paper supplies and cut the need for pesticides. Opponents argue the potential for dangerous reactions with insects and other plants in forests is too great a concern. The issue is genetically modified trees, which are being tested in Minnesota at two sites -- in Koochiching County and, beginning this week, in Otter Tail County. Both experiments involve poplar trees, a major resource of Minnesota's papermaking and wood products industries. About 60 percent of the 3.7 million cords of wood cut in the state each year are poplar, also called aspen. The altered trees would be protected from pests such as beetles and competing weeds and be given traits to make them easier to process. Opponents say little is known about the interplay between modified trees and the environment. While the traits spliced into the trees are widely used in corn and soybeans, introducing them in trees calls for extra caution, said David Andow, an insect ecology professor at the University of Minnesota. Trees could pass their new genetic traits to wild relatives, causing changes in forest ecosystems, Andow said. Genetically modified trees are ''not as different from wild trees as corn is from weeds,'' Andow said. They shed more pollen than corn does, so chances are greater that they would breed with wild trees. But supporters say the trees could benefit the environment by cutting the need for pesticides used to control insects. Chemicals often ''kill all of the insects, including the natural predators of the pests you are trying to control,'' said Richard Meilan, an Oregon State University molecular biologist and lead researcher on the Minnesota trial to begin this week. But with genetically modified trees, targeted insects must eat some part of the tree to get the toxin. The toxin isn't active in animals, birds or even all insects, Meilan said. Another argument is that the fast-growing farmed trees could help save natural stands of trees while helping meet the seemingly insatiable demand for paper.
Holiday accidents kill at least three people
At least three people were killed in traffic accidents during the Memorial Day weekend, authorities said, which may have been the lowest number reported in decades.
Brainerd recognizes veterans in observances
Despite cool temperatures and a threat of rain, Memorial Day services in Brainerd went off without a hitch Monday.
Missing man believed to have drowned
LAKE SHORE -- A man missing after diving from a boat into Gull Lake Monday night is believed to have drowned.
Wounded police dog at center of flap
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A police dog wounded in the line of duty will receive the medal of honor, but not without some controversy.
Court examines powers of volunteer officers
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state Supreme Court on Tuesday considered whether volunteer water patrol deputies should be permitted to carry out investigations to the same extent as full-fledged peace officers.
Two die in separate traffic collisions
Two people are dead following separate vehicle accidents Friday and Monday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - City residents will soon be getting a "bill stuffer" from the Water and Light Department, reminding them of an increase in retail electric rates which goes into effect today.
DFL Senate candidates direct attacks at Grams, Clinton
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- U.S. Senate hopefuls on Tuesday took as many shots at the Clinton administration as they fired toward Sen. Rod Grams, the first-term Republican that nine DFL candidates hope to take on this fall.
It's as if some bills vanish
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Despite popular public and legislative support, a number of bills went unpassed in this legislative session without a single vote being cast against them.
Two chemical tank cars blown up at site of Louisiana derailment
EUNICE, La. (AP) -- Demolition experts blew up two derailed tanker cars today, part of the wreckage of a hazardous materials train, after inspectors declared them too risky to deal with any other way.
Bush, Gore salute military sacrifices
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) -- George W. Bush and Al Gore, mostly putting aside presidential campaign issues for a day, focused on patriotism during Memorial Day speeches to audiences composed largely of military veterans.
Seventh person dies in Canada E.Coli outbreak
WALKERTON, Ontario (AP) -- An E. coli outbreak in a Canadian farming town has claimed the lives of two more patients, bringing the death toll to seven. Hundreds more have been infected.
Fujimori defends claim to third term as Peru's president
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Facing international pressure after his lopsided re-election victory, President Alberto Fujimori went on national television to defend his claim to a third term in office.
World health group lashes out at tobacco industry
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- The World Health Organization launched a global campaign against the tobacco industry today, accusing the companies of systematically spreading death almost unchallenged.
Funeral services set for teacher fatally shot
LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) -- As a community gathered to mourn the shooting death of a beloved teacher, prosecutors began to determine what charges will be brought against the 13-year-old suspect.
New time rules for truckers getting mixed reception
WASHINGTON -- A government proposal to change the hours truck and bus drivers can work and to set a mandatory break time is getting a cool reception where the rubber meets the road.
Consumer confidence jumps in May, nears high
NEW YORK (AP) -- Consumer confidence jumped sharply in May, approaching the all-time high it reached in January. The unexpected rise in the closely watched indicator suggested that interest rate increases have not yet slowed consumer spending.
Glenn Miller bandleader Beneke dies
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Gordon ''Tex'' Beneke, a singer and sax player who took over the Glenn Miller Orchestra after the band leader's death during World War II, died Tuesday of respiratory arrest. He was 86.
Cleanup crews waiting for wreckage to cool
EUNICE, La. (AP) -- Hundreds of people remained away from their homes again today as heat and fire kept cleanup crews away from the burned wreckage of a derailed train carrying hazardous chemicals.
Shuttle astronauts return after successful overhaul of space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Gliding through the darkness, space shuttle Atlantis' astronauts returned to Earth on Monday amid high praise for their successful overhaul of the international space station.
Fiji's rebel leader calls on army to replace new military ruler
SUVA, Fiji (AP) -- The leader of armed rebels holding Fiji's government hostage in parliament refused today to recognize the authority of the country's new military ruler and called on the army to replace him.
Tourism going up in smoke
PECOS, N.M. -- Columns of white smoke spiraled high into the air as another wildfire blackened thousands of acres in northern New Mexico and forced the evacuation of cabin owners and vacationers.
Iowa officials support glossy magazine
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Move over Glamour, Spin and Seventeen. State officials hope the next hottest magazine around here will be Iowa Next.
Economic gauge shows Fed's strategy working
NEW YORK -- A key index of future economic activity declined slightly in April, suggesting that rate increases by the Federal Reserve may be reining in the economy, a private study group said today.
Clinton begins week of political talks in Europe
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- President Clinton, opening a week-long visit to Europe, pledged today to strengthen cross-Atlantic ties and meet ''challenges beyond our borders,'' including fighting poverty and the spread of infectious diseases.
Hard sell, soft response
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The United States has put on the hard sell for more than a year now, but the European allies remain far from convinced that Washington's proposed new national missile defense system is wise or necessary.
Tokyo stocks fall, dollar slips against yen
TOKYO (AP) -- The dollar slipped against the yen in Tokyo trading today amid uncertainty about prospects for Japan's economic recovery. Tokyo stocks fell slightly.
INS official convicted of revealing secrets to Cuban businessman
MIAMI -- An Immigration and Naturalization Service official just shy of retirement faces a possible six-year prison sentence for passing classified information to a Cuban business partner.
Farmers leery of rate hikes
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Farmers who are not enjoying the nation's economic boom are having a difficult time with Federal Reserve interest rate increases that are meant to keep the economy from overheating.
Sales of new homes tumble
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of new homes tumbled 5.8 percent in April, providing another sign that the Federal Reserve's higher interest rates are beginning to slow the economy.
Talks open as Ethiopia announces withdrawal from western Eritrea
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- The Horn of Africa's warring neighbors opened new talks today on resolving their costly two-year-old territorial conflict after a punishing 18-day Ethiopian onslaught that sent Eritrean forces retreating all along the disputed border.
Wildfires Illustrate drought conditions
MIAMI -- Wildfires raged in at least eight states, from California to Florida, on Monday, a red-hot reminder that up to a quarter of the United States is gripped by drought.
Taking aim at obesity, government to test popular diets
WASHINGTON -- The government wants to settle the war of the diets.
Regulators to look at replacing media ownership rules
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators have proposed loosening some media ownership rules in a way that could bring greater consolidation in the newspaper and broadcasting industries.
Devils open with win
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- It didn't make a difference if the words were coming from the New Jersey locker room or the Dallas dressing quarters after the opening game of the Stanley Cup finals.
Martin case headed to top court
WASHINGTON -- The PGA Tour has decided to take its case against golfer Casey Martin to the U.S. Supreme Court, Martin's attorney, Roy Reardon, confirmed Tuesday night.
Redman impresses Twins
TORONTO (AP) -- Rookie Mark Redman's fastball has been a pleasant surprise. His unblemished record is even more surprising.
The Rocket: To hockey, to Canada the greatest
Maurice Richard died Saturday night in Canada, which is hockey night in Canada. His death, at 78, from cancer, has had the same effect as when he played for the Montreal Canadiens, skating fast and shooting hard, like a rocket. It has stopped an entire nation.
National sports briefs
PARIS (AP) -- Pete Sampras lost 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 8-6 to Mark Philippoussis in the first round of the French Open, the only Grand Slam tournament Sampras has never won.
Knicks even series
NEW YORK (AP) -- Right after Reggie Miller hit a 3-pointer from in front of Spike Lee's courtside seat, Larry Johnson answered from in front of comedian Chris Rock's seat.
Ailing Davenport ousted at French Open
PARIS (AP) -- Lindsay Davenport, wincing from pain and moving stiffly from back spasms, was eliminated at the French Open today with a first-round loss to a grieving Dominique Van Roost.
'In most cases I' m pretty good'
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Bob Knight is sure he can control the infamous temper that almost cost him his job as Indiana basketball coach.
No conspiracy Lakers just had to get with program
LOS ANGELES -- Pssst. It's NBC's fault.
Vikings break season ticket record
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have sold 60,050 season tickets for the upcoming season, breaking the old record of 60,000 sold for the 1999 season.
Devils relish underdog role
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Waiting to see who would win the Western Conference finals was an enlightening experience for the New Jersey Devils.
'Kind of a simple equation'
It sounds straightforward enough.
Helton doesn't need hit to get game-winner
The way Colorado's Todd Helton is hitting, Houston manager Larry Dierker was happy he drove in only one run with the bases loaded -- even if it was the game-winner.
Chmura ordered to stand trial
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Mark Chmura, facing trial for sexual assault, says the facts will show he didn't have sex with his 17-year-old baby sitter without her consent at a post-prom party.
Twins beat Rangers again
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- What a difference a year makes for the Minnesota Twins.
Agnes Pearson, 96, Brainerd, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Steven T. Bikkie Jr.
MAPLEWOOD -- Steven Thomas Bikkie Jr., 23, Maplewood, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Region's Hospital of St. Paul from complications following a motorcycle accident.
DeVere E. Sellin
DeVere E. Sellin, 81, Brainerd, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
William 'Bill' Hagen
McGREGOR -- William "Bill" Hagen, 65, McGregor, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Miller Dawn Hospital in Duluth.
DeVere E. Sellin
DeVere E. Sellin, 81, Brainerd, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Irma H. Sander
MERRIFIELD -- Irma H. Sander, 73, Merrifield, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Rudolph H. Hendrickson
BAXTER --Rudolph H. Hendrickson, 80, Baxter, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Edward Clarence Peterson
DEERWOOD -- Edward Clarence Peterson, 86, Deerwood, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Marlys A. Carlson
PILLAGER -- Marlys A. Carlson, 66, Pillager, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at her home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Roman Krych, 88, Little Falls, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at home.
FORT RIPLEY -- Jerry Smith, 69, Fort Ripley, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at St. Cloud Veteran's Hospital of St. Cloud.
Verna L. Damar
ISLE --Verna L. Damar, 73, Isle, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at home.
Roy A. Schmit
ALTOONA, Wis. --Roy A. Schmit, 79, Altoona, Wis., died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Sacred Heart Hospital of Eau Claire, Wis.
Gustave H. Odegard
PINE RIVER --Gustave H. Odegard, 86, Pine River, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village of PIne River.
John E. Strait
LITTLE FALLS --John E. Strait, 67, Little Falls, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Hospital of Little Falls.
AITKIN --Georgiana Davis, 98, Aitkin, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
LITTLE FALLS -- Dolores Maciej, 78, Little Falls, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Rudolph H. Hendrickson
BAXTER --Rudolph H. Hendrickson, 80, Baxter, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Laura Jane Orcutt
CROSBY -- Laura Jane Orcutt, 61, Crosby, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Albert 'Buzz' J. Pull
CROSSLAKE -- Albert "Buzz" J. Pull, 79, Crosslake, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Jennie Rose Hoggarth
IRONTON -- Jennie Rose Hoggarth, 72, Ironton, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at home.
A pretend Congress
The following editorial appeared in Monday's Washington Post:
Saving Sierra Leone
The following editorial appeared in Tuesday's Washington Post:
Someone should write an article about all the good things Christians do.
Controlling 'soft money'
WASHINGTON--The timing could not have been better. Last Wednesday evening, the Democratic Party held what it billed as the most lucrative political fund-raiser ever, a $26.5 million event, eclipsing the previous record $21.5 million gala held by the Republican National Committee just a month ago. The price of admission to the Democrats' barbecue ranged up to $500,000 per family or organization.
Compliments, applause and heartfelt thanks to Don Meininger for his years of dedicated service to Crow Wing County. D
Celebrate the right way
It is the time of year where there are many reasons to celebrate. These celebrations include graduation, family gatherings, social events and other ways to gather together with friends for a day of fun. Mothers Against Drunk Driving is committed to helping these events be safe and memorable for its good times and not its tragedies.
BHS graduation - Dispatch Editorial
Brainerd High School officials are hoping to see a little more decorum and dignity this year at Thursday's high school graduation ceremonies.
Sure, politics is all about money. And the vagaries of how much influence special interest money has on votes by lawmakers are always troubling.
Kimberly Monasmith and Troy Oscarson announce their engagement. Parents are Tom Monasmith, Nisswa, and Judy Monasmith, Brainerd, and Glenn and Judy Oscarson, Nisswa. A July 8 wedding is planned at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.
Jack Olson and Yvonne Leiser, Brainerd, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Wednesday. A party will be held later this summer at their home in Brainerd. They were married May 31, 1975, in Baraboo, Wis.
Jennifer Kraus and Jason Stockinger were married April 29, 2000, at St. Benedict's Church of Avon with Father James N. Reichert O.S.B. officiating.
Retha Ross will celebrate her retirement with an open house from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Minnesota Neurorehabilitation Hospital on the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center campus.
Julie Ann Wiechmann and Theodore Robert Otto announce their engagement. Parents are Susan and Daniel Wiechmann and Robert and Carole Otto, all of Brainerd. A June 10 wedding is planned at St. Francis Catholic Church.
Molly Rebekah Weiss and William Cummings Breen announce their engagement. Parents are Richard and Katherine Breen, Brainerd, and Howard and Shelley Weiss, St. Paul. A June 3 wedding is planned at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church.
62nd anniversary 85th birthdays
Max and Edith Halverson will celebrate their 85th birthdays and their 62nd wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-3:30 p.m. June 4 at Bethany Good Samaritan Center of Brainerd in the main dining room. No gifts please.
Theresa Mertens and Jason Kruchten announce their engagement. Parents are Lisa Mertens, Brainerd, and Jerry Mertens, Fort Ripley, and Vern and Connie Kruchten, Brainerd. A July 29 wedding is planned at the Vern and Connie Kruchten residence.
Jim Machacek will celebrate his retirement with an open house beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday at 1920 White Pine Point Road, Pine River.
John and Kristil McDonald, Brainerd, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Wednesday. They were married May 31, 1975, at the First Presbyterian Church of Brainerd.
Bob and Loretta Knudson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary while on a trip through the Scandinavian countries. They were married June 2, 1950.
Rebecca Brown and Scott Bergeski announce their engagement. Parents are Dennis and Ginger Brown, Brainerd, and David and Liz Bergeski, Throop, Pa. A Dec. 22 wedding is planned at St. Francis Church of Brainerd.
Joyce Marie Lodermeier and Kenneth Michael Meier announce their engagement. Parents are Bernice Lodermeier, Fort Ripley, and the late Melvin Lodermeier, and Joyce Meier, Brainerd, and the late Leonard Meier. A June 3 wedding is planned at St. Mathias Church.
Ellen Davis will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Nazarene in Brainerd. Cards may be mailed to her at 918 12th St. S.E., Brainerd, MN 56401.
Kerri Kitzman and Thor Wicklund were married Feb. 11, 2000, on board a cruise ship in Miami, Fla., setting sail to Nassau, Bahamas.
After conquering Indy 500, Montoya eyes Formula One challenge
INDIANAPOLIS -- The only thing that slowed Juan Montoya on Sunday in the Indianapolis 500 was the weather.
Wolverines open with a flurry for win
WADENA -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning Tuesday and went on to defeat the Frazee Hornets 8-3 in the Section 8AA quarterfinals.
Warrior girls defeated
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd Warriors softball team completed its season Monday in the double-elimination North Subsection 8, Class 3A tournament.
Freese hurls C-I to wins
James Freese pitched 14 innings in two victories Friday as the Crosby-Ironton Rangers baseball team advanced in the South Subsection 7AA baseball playoffs.
High School Tennis
Warriors capitalize on Rocori error
ST. CLOUD -- It wasn't a memorable Memorial Day victory for the Brainerd Warriors but they will take it.
Brainerd native Nate Thiesse returned to racing action last Friday at I-94 Speedway in Sauk Centre.
Apollo stops Flyers
ST. CLOUD -- The Little Falls Flyers, seeded third, bowed out of the double-elimination Section 8, Class 3A baseball tournament Monday with a 17-5 loss to top-seeded St. Cloud Apollo at Dick Putz Field.
Rangers win 7A title
GRAND RAPIDS -- Amy Gaviglio was the individual medalist for the second year in a row Tuesday shooting a round of 81 and leading the Crosby-Ironton Rangers to a first-place finish in the Section 7A golf meet.
High School Softball
Foley pitcher's 3-hitter spells doom for Pierz
ST. CLOUD -- Jay Lloyd of Foley held the Pierz Pioneers scoreless for the first five innings and pitched a complete game three-hitter Tuesday to lead the Falcons past the Pioneers 7-3 in the Section 6AA semifinals.
Shockers oust Gophers in NCAA
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota was eliminated from its first NCAA regional at home in 23 years when Wichita State beat the Golden Gophers 5-1 Sunday night at Siebert Field.
Verndale beats New York Mills
VERNDALE -- The second-seeded Verndale Pirates defeated the seventh-seeded New York Mills Eagles 11-1 in the East Subsection 6A quarterfinals Tuesday.
Braves hit four straight home runs in win
RANDALL -- The Brainerd Braves connected for six home runs Sunday, including four in succession, as they easily upended Randall 15-2 in Victory League amateur baseball.
W-DC romps to win
PELICAN RAPIDS -- Kyle Lemkuhl went 4-for-5 with a pair of home runs and five RBI Tuesday to power the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines past the Pelican Rapids Vikings 12-6.
Tech edges LF girls
COLD SPRING -- St. Cloud Tech scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday to eke out a 4-3 victory over the Little Falls Flyers in the South Subsection 8, Class 3A softball playoffs.
Warriors' double duo wins
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd doubles team of Paul Tuchscherer and Erik Bohn advanced in the Section 8AA individual tournament on Tuesday.
Yde's five-hitter stops Sauk Rapids
Matt Yde has been the mainstay of the Brainerd Warriors pitching staff this season.
Mudcat's new tune 'Whatever you dream about you can do'
Jim "Mudcat" Grant is often remembered for the 1965 season when he made the American League All-Star Team, won 21 games and helped the Twins to the World Series.
PR-B's Kelly leads Section 6A entrants
FERGUS FALLS -- Pine River-Backus boys' golfer Justin Kelley led all area golfers with an 81 in the Section 6A golf meet at Pebble Lake in Fergus Falls but it wasn't good enough to advance to the state tournament.
Lakes area events
Habitat for Humanity Golf Benefit, 9-hole, four-person scramble, 1 p.m. Sunday, Irish Hills Golf Course. Entry fee: $40, includes cart and picnic lunch. Call 543-4159.
Wild flowers start to bloom across lakes area
Yellow violets make for a colorful landscape.
Lakes area news
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Lake Country Computer Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Gathering Room at Pequot Lakes School.
At 100, Hackensack woman still loves to quilt
HACKENSACK -- Laura Harrington of Hackensack turned 100 today, but that hasn't slowed her down when it comes to quilting.
13 kindergartners graduate in Emily
EMILY -- They demonstrated their ability to count, recite the days of the month and write sentences for their parents.
Rain across northern Plains
Strong thunderstorms pushed across the northern Plains early today, bringing gusty winds and scattered rain from Nebraska to Wisconsin. It was generally mild and calm elsewhere.
Today-- Mostly cloudy. Lows 40 to 45. North wind 10 to 15 mph.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 70 48 cdy
Around the world
Amsterdam 57 42 rn
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 67 46 clr
Tonight...Mostly cloudy with a good chance of rain. Lows around 50. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Under the rainbow
Weather drawing by Tayler Satre of Mrs. Frank's second grade class at Riverside school.
Weather drawing by Megan Griggs in the Baxter Elementary School third-grade class of Mrs. Brenny.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Maureen Reagan promised on Tuesday to help find a cure for the illness that plagues her father and urged health care workers to educate doctors and families about the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
Father sunk over swim teacher's skimpy swimsuit
DEAR ABBY: I am the father of a 7-year-old daughter who takes swimming lessons through a community program. Recently, the instructor -- a high school girl -- showed up for class wearing a swimsuit that became mostly transparent when wet. This made me very uncomfortable.
There will be a retirement party for Glen Vogt, who is retiring after 42 and a half years at Potlatch, at 3:30 p.m. Friday downstairs at the Eagles Club in Brainerd.
Names and faces
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's first lady is bringing some famous friends along when she reads to elementary students at the Governor's Mansion.
Show of support is welcomed by Down syndrome girl's mom
DEAR ABBY: My letter is in response to ''Hurt in Pennsylvania,'' who wanted her daughter judged on her merits rather than on her Down syndrome.
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