New V-6 shows way for Pathfinder
In one fell swoop, the Nissan Pathfinder vaulted over major competitors this spring with a new V-6. It is more powerful and refined than you might expect in a six-cylinder-powered, traditionally styled, mid-size sport utility.
Automakers study electronic stability systems to ease rollover concerns
DETROIT -- As the American desire for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles has grown, so have injuries and deaths from accidents in which the vehicles roll over. But technology developed in Europe might offer automakers a way to improve stability quickly and cheaply.
Students compete in challenge for greatest fuel efficiency at CBIR
SHAKOPEE -- Demonstrating the power of teamwork, knowledge and persistence, students from Minnesota and beyond gathered May 16 and 17 in Brainerd to participate in the Ethanol Super Mileage Challenge. To compete in t
Volvo's V70 T5: A wagon with nary a hitch
I once was the father in the Volvo TV commercial, doing the Saturday rush thing.
Lakers Car Club show Sunday in Pine River
The Lakers Car Club will be hosting its third annual Car Show, Flea Market and Swap Meet. The show will be held Sunday, June 4 at the Pine River Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Online auto sales are a tangled Web
WASHINGTON -- Sooner or later -- probably sooner -- many of you will buy new cars and trucks on the Internet.
Try something new and grow from the experience
Some new playground equipment was just installed across from the church in Gregory Park. It reminded me of a new community-built playground we had in Ortonville.
Baptist leader denounces House bill
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two of the nation's largest Protestant churches have denounced the House vote for permanent, normalized trade status with China.
'Adopted' nuns to pray for sponsors
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -- In 72 years as a nun, Sister Grace Marie Korn has spent uncounted hours sending prayers to God. For the next year, she will pray on Joyce Fink's behalf as part of an unusual fund-raising campaign that invites members of the public to ''adopt'' her and other sisters in her order.
Shy temperaments tend to stay that way for life
QUESTION: My boyfriend doesn't talk to me very much. He's just a very quiet and shy person. Will he always be this way? I just wish he'd tell me what he's thinking and feeling.
'Liberty' musical honors veterans
In communities all over the United States, Memorial Day observances took place last weekend, as they do historically, at countless cemeteries and war memorials.
South Long Lake Presbyterian Church will have Vacation Bible School for children in prekindergarten through sixth grade from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 12-16 at the SonZone Discovery Center. For more information, call Nancy Nichols at 764-2814 or Pastor Tom Stuard at 828-8518.
Number of seminarians increases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Roman Catholic seminarians in graduate-level training for the priesthood increased 4 percent this academic year, according to data compiled by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University.
Fruity scones are low-fat breakfast, brunch choice
To give breakfast or brunch eaters something a little different to sample, add Fruity Breakfast Scones to the menu.
Use kidney beans instead of ground beef for veggie burger
This meatless version of everyone's favorite hamburger gets its savory substance from kidney beans seasoned with onion, oregano and garlic.
Serve pork tenderloin as buffet, party menu dish
This nicely seasoned preparation of roast pork could be added to a buffet or party menu to offer a stylish yet low-fat choice.
Fry fish with cornmeal for great meal
James is an avid fisherman, and I'm overly fond of fish! I love when he brings me fresh fish and I can try different recipes.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday Cattle: 650.
BURGLARY -- Arby's restaurant reported a break-in. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.
VANDALISM -- Whipple Beach was vandalized between 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday. Nothing was taken, but vandals used spray paint on the sign.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 99, a year ago 52.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
Donnie L. Berg, 28, Merrifield, and Heather L. Alholm, 23, Brainerd.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 550.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 147, a year ago 128.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to two false alarms Thursday.
Brainerd police and fire departments responded at 2:25 p.m. Thursday to a three-vehicle accident at First Avenue and Washington Street.
NISSWA -- One person was injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 371 near Nisswa, the State Patrol reported.
Study casts doubt on Viagra-heart death link
Whether or not Viagra was the cause of sudden death in some men has been a question ever since the anti-impotence drug hit the market two years ago.
MMBA, Pequot Rotary help build fence at child safety center
The Mid-Minnesota Builders Association and the Pequot Lakes Rotary Club recently began work on the Alex and Brandon Child Safety Center's 1,000-foot privacy fence.
Gardeners flocking to nurseries in full force
Unwritten cultural rules often determine actions from wearing white with the calendar months to planting gardens.
Survey: More home buyers using agents
Nearly half of all home buyers surveyed by the National Association of Realtors this winter said they used a buyers' agent to help them purchase their homes.
Tips to prune trees and shrubs
If your property has trees and shrubs, you can expect to do a little creative pruning and trimming from time to time. When left to their own growth patterns, trees and shrubs will often grow unevenly. While in many instances, pruning is merely cosmetic, in others, it can save or extend the life of a plant. In nearly all cases, it will improve appearances.
Tiny niche houses computer
Playroom, den, family room: 33%
How to balance the good, bad of lawns
For some gardeners, lawn care becomes drudgery about this time of year.
Housing: First to feel the pinch of a slowdown
NEW YORK (AP) -- The least appealing of the various ways to describe the home is that which is sometimes used by cold-hearted economists. The home, they say, is where the slowdown begins.
The kitchen is one of the rooms many people would most like to improve if they could remodel.
Brainerd, Baxter begin peace talks on annexation
Presidents sometimes use Camp David to hammer out peace agreements.
Floods hit southern Minnesota
SPRING VALLEY (AP) -- A storm dumped about five inches of rain on this tiny southeastern Minnesota city, which was among the hardest hit by floods that ravaged parts of the state.
Burning, logging plans announced for Gunflint area
GRAND MARAIS (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service announced it would get rid of downed trees along the upper Gunflint Trail by burning about half and cutting the other half.
Standards for hiring police could be lowered
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The standards for becoming a police officer in Minnesota could soon be lowered to accept candidates convicted of some misdemeanor crimes.
LAKE SHORE -- Cass County authorities reported the body believed to be that of Stephan Mantey has been recovered from Gull Lake.
Swimming lessons for preschool through school age children are scheduled to start the week of June 12 at the Brainerd Family YMCA.
Grams touts Social Security plan during visit to Brainerd
The Social Security system is broken and Americans, particularly those under 40, know it, Sen. Rod Grams said Thursday in Brainerd.
Former Kingwood Good Samaritan Center building serving human service agencies
One large, vacant building has allowed area non-profit organizations to form a lasting partnership with the senior citizens center.
Indians protest Win-E-Mac pep fest
ERSKINE (AP) -- Two national American Indian leaders joined a protest Thursday, calling for the resignations of top administrators and some teachers at Win-E-Mac High School, site of a March pep rally that the Indians say was racist.
Wellstone visits Iron Range students
AURORA (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone hoped today to bring some good news to students on the Iron Range who worry that the closing of the LTV Steel Mining Co. will affect their ability to pay for college.
Heavy rain floods parts of southeastern Minnesota
Heavy rains in southeastern Minnesota overnight led to flooding that closed roads and forced authorities to evacuate between 50 and 100 people in the Spring Valley area this morning.
Northwest shares surge after report of talks with American
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Shares of Northwest Airlines surged today after a St. Paul television station reported Northwest and American Airlines executives have talked about a possible bid by American to buy Northwest.
State welfare program more costly, but helps families
ST. PAUL -- Blending outside income with welfare benefits helped Minnesota recipients rise out of poverty faster and lead more stable family lives, according to a report released Wednesday by a national research firm.
BHS economics teacher takes eye-opening trip to Ukraine
After 20 years as an economics teacher at Brainerd High School, David Stark has a good idea about what forces drive the different economic systems throughout the world.
The Franklin Junior High School ninth-grade award program will be broadcast at 7 p.m. Monday.
Job growth expected to be highest in central part of state
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Thirteen counties in central Minnesota will lead the state in job growth over the next six years, according to Minnesota Department of Economic Security projections.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - It was with initial disappointment that we learned the Brainerd bypass is on the far back burner as far as the Minnesota Department of Transportation is concerned. Richard Braun, who heads the department, said that he can't foresee it in his lifetime.
Baxter students take educational trip to grocery store
A day at the grocery store proved to be educational and fun for 24 second-graders from Baxter Elementary School.
Precipitation up in May
May precipitation was slightly above average, according to the Brainerd DNR.
Crow Wing Power acquires majority interest in Hunt Technologies
PEQUOT LAKES -- Crow Wing Power has signed a resolution to assume a majority interest in Hunt Technologies that involves a stock transfer and management arrangement.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - The Johnny Inkslinger Parade set for July 4th as part of the 7th annual Johnny Inkslinger Celebration is beginning to take shape with 74 units registered to date. The parade is the highlight of the celebration.
Charges filed in fatal Grand Forks crash
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Two drivers were charged in a three-car crash that killed a woman.
Ads reveal trouble between hospital, HMO
Mired in a contract dispute with health maintenance organization Medica, Fairview Health Services turned to an unusual tactic to bring to light its complaints.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Steve McLister, publisher of The West Central Tribune of Willmar, Minn., is the new general manager of The Forum of Fargo.
Making it to graduation day has special meaning for Jackie Mills and her family
Graduation day at last.
District kindergartners celebrate graduation at annual Kinderfriend Day
One year down, 12 to go.
Capping it off in style
Brainerd High School's graduation for the Class of 2000 went much smoother than last year's ceremony.
Red River flood plain could be going up
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A report suggests the flood plain in the Red River Valley will get larger, which could trigger higher flood insurance rates and restrictions on development.
Fathers take more active parenting role -- in homes where there are fathers
WASHINGTON -- From offering bedside support in hospital delivery rooms to assuming a greater share of household chores to reading books on how to be a better father, American men are more active now than ever before in the daily lives of their offspring.
Economy rebounds, but Russia still struggles on world stage
Like more and more companies in Russia these days, Saint Springs Water is flying high. Thirsty consumers are buying its distinctive clear bottles, shaped like a Russian Orthodox church dome, twice as fast as last year.
Most evacuees from train wreck return home
EUNICE, La. (AP) -- Most of the 3,000 people evacuated after a train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed and exploded last weekend found their houses unscathed when they finally were allowed to return home.
Russia aims air, artillery strikes at Chechen rebels
NAZRAN, Russia (AP) -- Russian warplanes and artillery targeted what the military claimed were hundreds of Chechen fighters today during a fourth day of bombardment aimed at driving rebels from their mountain strongholds.
Wall Street rallies on fresh proof inflation fears easing
Stocks soared in early trading today, with the Nasdaq composite index surging more than 200 points, as a report of weakening in the tight labor market added to a belief that economic growth is slowing to a less inflationary pace.
Ethiopia declares victory over Eritrea in two-year war
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- The two-year war over a strip of parched, largely uninhabited borderland in the Horn of Africa for which tens of thousands of soldiers have fought and died is over, Ethiopia declared Wednesday, proclaiming total victory over Eritrea.
Survey: Fed hikes slow mid-American economy
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Recent interest rate hikes apparently have started to slow the economy in the nine-state mid-American region, according to a monthly survey of purchasing managers released Thursday.
Missiles fired to test TWA Flight 800 crash theory
Investigators seeking answers to the 1996 explosion and crash of Trans World Airlines Flight 800 fired Stinger missiles into the air from a Florida beach last month to determine whether it is possible that streaks of light seen by several witnesses could have been missiles.
Court sides with Elian's dad
ATLANTA (AP) -- A federal appeals court sided with Elian Gonzalez's father today in the 6-month-old international custody battle, ruling that immigration officials acted properly when they denied an asylum hearing for the Cuban boy.
Louisiana train derailment evacuees can't wait to get home
CROWLEY, La. -- The hassle of living out of a suitcase in a hotel room 20 miles from home has taken its toll on Marilyn Williams.
Luxembourg hostage-taker frees four children, still holds 25 at school
WASSERBILLIG, Luxembourg -- A man armed with a gun, grenade and knife and demanding a plane to Libya released four toddlers today but still held 25 children and three adults in a school, police said.
Gore has quit attacking Bush
WASHINGTON -- In a heavily promoted shift in strategy, Vice President Al Gore has suddenly turned sunny and positive on the campaign trail after more than a month of almost daily attacks against rival George W. Bush.
Rain helps slow New Mexico fire
PECOS, N.M. (AP) -- A break from hot, dry conditions that have plagued New Mexico for weeks gave firefighters a chance to bolster their attack against a wildfire that has blackened more than 25,000 acres.
Construction spending declines
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spending on construction projects fell 0.6 percent in April, the biggest setback in almost a year, as weakness in residential construction and government projects offset gains in offices and other commercial buildings.
Suits over abuse at aboriginal schools threaten Anglicans
TORONTO -- Anglican worshippers used to giving donations on Sunday morning got something back last week -- a pastoral letter describing how the General Synod, or national church, could face bankruptcy.
Bush prepares to grant his first death penalty reprieve
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Amid increasing national scrutiny of capital punishment, Gov. George W. Bush prepared to grant his first reprieve in a death penalty case after 131 Texas executions during his five years in office.
Bitter Philippine hostages talk suicide
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) -- Foreign hostages held for nearly six weeks in a southern Philippine jungle reacted bitterly today, with some threatening suicide, when carpenters sent by government negotiators arrived to build a hut to protect them from rain.
Home-schooler tops in spelling, second in geography
WASHINGTON -- George Abraham Thampy might not know all of the geography of Denmark. But when it comes to spelling, he's the champ.
Surprise delay granted in Microsoft ruling
WASHINGTON -- Unwavering in its insistence that Microsoft Corp. be split in two, the Justice Department won a surprise delay in its antitrust case against the software company while lawyers explore possible agreements on secondary issues.
After receiving prestigious award
AACHEN, Germany -- With an eye toward a weekend summit in Moscow, President Clinton today urged America's European allies to ensure that Russia becomes ''fully part of Europe.''
FCC adopts major changes to reduce consumer phone bills
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Starting in July, all U.S. households should see savings on their phone bills, with reductions as high as 50 percent for those who don't make any long-distance calls. Moderate to heavy long-distance users can expect to see more modest decreases.
Siege ends in Luxembourg
WASSERBILLIG, Luxembourg -- For the gunman who held 25 preschoolers and their teachers at gunpoint for 30 hours, a desire for publicity apparently proved his undoing.
Microsoft blasts breakup plan as judge prepares final ruling
WASHINGTON -- Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday blasted a government plan to break up the company and submitted a list of high-tech and Hollywood luminaries as potential witnesses to back its objections to the proposed antitrust sanctions.
For first time, Bush blocks an execution
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Convicted killer Ricky McGinn, the recipient of Gov. George W. Bush's compassionate conservatism, will live to see another day.
Fiji coup leader says hostages to be freed this weekend
SUVA, Fiji -- Armed rebels holding the prime minister and other officials hostage in Fiji's parliament complex plan to release them this weekend, the rebel leader said today.
Bandleader Tito Puente, giant of Latin music, dies at 77
NEW YORK -- Bandleader and percussionist Tito Puente, who rode to fame on the heels of the 1950s mambo craze and for the next five decades helped define Latin jazz, has died. He was 77.
Elian's father urges Miami relatives to stop legal dueling
WASHINGTON -- After two months in America and three court rulings in his favor, Juan Miguel Gonzalez again asked Miami relatives to stop the legal dueling that has kept his 6-year-old son Elian from going home to Cuba.
Bush sees federal government as meddling in police department affairs
WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. George W. Bush says the federal government should not be in the business of routinely investigating and ''second-guessing'' local police departments, a position that stands in marked contrast to the Justice Department's aggressive role in Los Angeles and other cities wracked by allegations of police corruption.
Wild will manage city complex adjacent to arena
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Managing the publicly-owned RiverCentre convention complex will bring the Minnesota Wild as much as $400,000 a year under an incentive-driven deal approved Wednesday by the city's RiverCentre Authority.
Garnett first-team NBA star
NEW YORK (AP) -- The vote was finally unanimous for Shaquille O'Neal.
PARIS (AP) -- Bothered by a back injury, second-seeded Lindsay Davenport fell to Dominique Van Roost 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3 in the first round of the $10.25 million French Open.
Players offer their own realignment plan
Now it's the players' turn to get involved in baseball's realignment debate.
Johnson gets McGwire to hit into triple play
Randy Johnson pitched his way past Cy Young and got Mark McGwire to hit his way into the Arizona Diamondbacks' record book.
Lynx lose in Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Starzz were in foul trouble in the second half with Natalie Williams, Dalma Ivanyi and Adrienne Goodson all on the bench.
Finley beats former team for first time
Chuck Finley was used to pitching for the Angels, not beating them.
Agassi upset One American man left in open
PARIS (AP) -- Men's tennis is down to one American in Paris.
Grizzlies to name Sid Lowe head coach
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The Vancouver Grizzlies called a news conference for Thursday and were expected to introduce Minnesota Timberwolves assistant Sidney Lowe as their new coach.
Pitching saves the day for Twins again
TORONTO (AP) -- Starting pitching has kept the low-budget Minnesota Twins competitive this season.
Pacers get Best of Knicks
INDIANAPOLIS -- Travis Best, who got the Indiana Pacers out of the first round, helped move his team within one victory of the final round.
Defensive gem preserves Expo win
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Reliever Steve Kline excitedly described his scary moment. Second baseman Jose Vidro looked for a replay. Manager Felipe Alou counted bodies.
Richard inspires applause from adoring fans at funeral
MONTREAL (AP) -- Even in death, Maurice Richard inspired outbursts of admiring applause from the thousands who came Wednesday to say goodbye at an emotional funeral service.
Williamson cards back-nine 29
POTOMAC, Md. (AP) -- Justin Leonard and Steve Lowery brought momentum from the Memorial to the Kemper. Jay Williamson brought frustration -- because the Memorial didn't invite him -- and he took it out on the TPC at Avenel course.
Wells tops Twins for 150th career victory
TORONTO (AP) -- David Wells is almost single-handedly keeping Toronto in playoff contention.
Kenseth's boss is in way of record
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Matt Kenseth has a chance to make history, and his boss wants to make sure he doesn't.
Devils haven't convinced anyone yet
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Devils were called Mickey Mouse by The Great One, lived in the shadow of the New York Rangers and were labeled as frauds after playoff failures in recent years.
McGann, Park share lead
MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (AP) -- Grace Park spent her youth in control on a golf course.
Revamped Lynx open with win
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Lynx revamped their roster, and yet their biggest transformation was a familiar face.
Royals survive slugfest
BOSTON (AP) -- A 12-run inning. Two players thrown out at home. Four errors. One of baseball's best closers struggling. A pitcher getting his first save as a professional. A grand slam.
Stars beat Devils to even series
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brett Hull is talking less and scoring more.
Jennie R. Hoggarth
IRONTON -- Jennie Rose Hoggarth, 72, Ironton, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at her home.
Stephan C. Mantey
SARTELL -- Stephan C. Mantey, 43, Sartell, died Monday, May 29, 2000, in Gull Lake near Nisswa as a result of a drowning accident.
Reed J. Haverkamp
KEARNEY, Neb. -- Reed J. Haverkamp, 20, Kearney, Neb., died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at his home.
Agnes E. Pearson
Agnes E. Pearson, 96, Brainerd, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Center of Brainerd.
Mary L. Roberts
Mary L. Roberts, 48, Brainerd, died today, Friday, June 2, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Pearl 'Vicki' V. Ryan
FORT RIPLEY -- Pearl "Vicki" Victoria Ryan, 81, Fort Ripley, died Feb. 18, 2000, at her winter home in Texas.
Joseph 'Barney' B. Johnson
DULUTH --Joseph "Barney" Bernard Johnson, 80, Duluth, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospice.
Media-bashing - Dispatch Editorial
If the Minnesota news media were half as irresponsible as Gov. Ventura he would probably have a pretty good case against them.
OTHER OPINIONS Time to leave Syrian soldiers should follow Israel's example and leave Lebanon
One foreign army of occupation has left Lebanon. Now it's time for the second to do the same. Since 1990 Syria has kept up to 40,000 troops in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley, a threatening presence that has enforced the dominance of Damascus over Lebanese internal affairs while enriching its own military and political elite through opium and hashish cultivation and smuggling. An earlier Syrian intervention in Lebanon, during the initial phase of the Lebanese civil war, ended in 1982 with Syrian forces being expelled by an invading Israeli army.
Brainerd High School commencement speeches
I rediscovered something while trying to write my speech for tonight. History repeats itself. Everything I felt compelled to say I know has been said before and will be said in times to come. I grew dismayed at the thought that the human race has progressed so little that the same advice has as much merit now as it did when it was first given, millenniums ago. Yet there is also a simple beauty in this. It reassures us that humans will always be human, and as a species we will never change. It also reassures us that everyone is experiencing life for the first time, no matter how many generations lie before them. Since we are each seeing life anew, the same truths will occur again and again. These truths have brought us to this point in history; they will carry us for the rest of our lives.
Poor families need help
As the nation's economy rolls through its unprecedented 110th month of growth, this extraordinary expansion increasingly is defined as much by its breadth as its length. With each month, the circle of prosperity is widening. Unemployment among African-Americans and Latinos is at an all-time low; homeownership is at an all-time high for both groups. The Progressive Policy Institute recently calculated that families on the bottom fifth of the income ladder saw their income rise 14 percent from 1993 through 1998, after falling 17 percent over the previous 25 years.
"There are places we remember all our lives ...
High school has opened my eyes to the kind of life I don't want to live; one based on the sensual.
Brainerd High School commencement speeches
Today is the first day of the rest of our lives. Being the Class of 2000 has left many with high expectations of us -- expectations that we have battled and conquered. Throughout our educational journey, we have proven to be strong, intelligent and courageous. Each day has brought us different challenges and opportunities. These challenges and opportunities led us to events that we will never forget. We must focus today on all of the best memories that we've had here at Brainerd High School. As Kevin Nealins' character in the movie "Happy Gilmore" said best: "Harness the good, block out the bad."
Hail to The Captain!
The Captain smiled. Roger Penske's long wait was over.
Rookies circle in on early success
Matt Kenseth's victory in the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday sparked excitement in an already heated battle for NASCAR Winston Cup rookie of the year honors. It also signaled that stock-car racing is well on the way to grooming a next generation of drivers to succeed the star-studded cohort that is in their forties-drivers such as Dale Earnhardt, Bill Elliott, Dale Jarrett, Mark Martin and Rusty Wallace.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Brainerd Daily Dispatch and sports editor Mike Bialka were among the winners in the 2000 Minnesota Associated Press Sports Association Sports Writing Contest.
High School Softball
W-DC coasts past Frazee
WADENA --The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines jumped out to an early lead and cruised to an 8-1 victory over the Frazee Hornets in Subsection 3 opening round baseball Thursday.
Kapsner, Gross state bound
Pierz's Katie Kapsner's toss of 121-feet-5 and Trevor Gross's leap of 21-3 were good enough to land them a spot in the Class A state track and field meet, June 9.
Renneke to have different frame of mind at state
Lisa Renneke recalls her first Class AA state golf tournament vividly.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Warriors softball team completed its season with a banquet Wednesday.
High School Baseball
ST. CLOUD -- In high school or Legion baseball the current group of Brainerd Warriors seniors had never beaten St. Cloud Apollo Eagles right-hander Josh Krogman.
WADENA--The Verndale Pirates defeated the Sebeka Trojans 8-1 and the Bertha-Hewitt Bears 12-5 to win the East Subsection 6A championship Thursday.
Warriors' softball coach resigns
After 16 years as a Brainerd High School fast-pitch softball coach, the last two as head coach, Janell Westphal has decided to step aside.
Lima one of Mighty Gulls' constants
A lot has changed in a year for the Brainerd Mighty Gulls.
Wolverine softball season ended
PARK RAPIDS--The Roseau Rams scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and held on for a 5-3 triumph over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in the Section 8AA Semifinal softball Thursday.
Gulls hope to build on last year's excitement
A new season, some new faces on the coaching staff and a revamped roster.
Freese pitches Rangers into 7AA winners' bracket
GRAND RAPIDS -- James Freese may as well bring his sleeping bag.
Flyers' Dobis advances to state tennis tournament
ALEXANDRIA -- Chris Dobis of Little Falls qualified for the Class AA state tournament with a second-place finish in the singles portion of the Section 8AA individual tournament Wednesday.
DNR proposes study of statewide fish bag limits
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has proposed a yearlong study of fish bag limits, the department announced Wednesday.
Warriors to play Apollo for subsection title
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors baseball team controls its own destiny.
Ripple River Gallery opens
DEERWOOD -- Bob Carls and Amy Sharpe announce the opening of Ripple River Gallery.
Operators of Eclectic Caf get married in ceremony with Renaissance twist
Leave it to a couple of young coffee caf operators to come up with an idea for the perfect wedding.
Box office cruises to Memorial Day record with 'M: I-2'
LOS ANGELES -- Tom Cruise and John Woo made millions possible with ''Mission: Impossible 2'' as the spy sequel ushered in a record Memorial Day weekend at the box office to kick off the summer movie season.
O'Donnell to return as Tony Awards host
After a year away, talk show host and theater enthusiast Rosie O'Donnell returns to host Sunday's Tony Awards presentation, beginning at 8 on CBS and preceded by an hour of preliminary awards on PBS.
'Anil's Ghost' a brilliant, haunting novel
At its root, Michael Ondaatje's fourth novel, "Anil's Ghost'' (Knopf, $25), is a commentary about the recent explosive events in his native land, Sri Lanka.
CLC Summer Theatre to offer two productions
The Central Lakes College Theatre Department is offering a couple of summer productions that arise from opposite ends of the yellow brick road.
Performances in the Park to begin June 8 with singer
The weekly Performances in the Park series sponsored by the city of Brainerd opens next week in Gregory Park, a sure sign that the lazy days of summer have finally arrived.
USbancorp Piper Jaffray Choir to perform
The USbancorp Piper Jaffray Choir from Minneapolis will perform four concerts Saturday in the Brainerd lakes area.
No shortage of drama for filmmakers in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique -- Film director Fernando Zembriel was experiencing a severe sense-of-humor failure -- not his first in recent months.
For week of June 1-7; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Tune for Class of 2000: 'Graduation'
High school seniors are getting a dose of Vitamin C with their diplomas this year.
Memorable moments relived in photo books
Every Pulitzer Prize-winning photo is special. But one is so special it was declared a winner almost immediately after it was taken, without having to go through the usual selection process the following year.
CLC schedules Geritol Frolics auditions
The Central Lakes College Theatre Department will hold auditions for the fall 2000 production of The Geritol Frolics at 10 a.m. June 17 in the college's music room on the Brainerd campus.
Book explores the hows, whys of fame
Fame is an eccentric facet of contemporary society. We create fan bases for those who do not always deserve them, resulting in a shift in whom we emulate.
C-I vocalists earn superior ratings at section/state contest
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton High School Chamber Singers, Girls' Triple Trio, Boys' Quartet, ensembles and vocal soloists participated in the Section/State Vocal Music Contest on May 5 at Mesabi Community College in Virginia.
It'll be hard to sit still for action thriller 'M: I-2'
Your mission, if you decide to accept it, is to sit through a John Woo action film without changing forever your sense of balance and speed and sound -- or your understanding of what the human body can endure.
Maria Shriver has guidebook for grads
Although a generous check is nice, sometimes the best gift a recent college graduate could receive is some sound advice.
Capsule reviews of current movie releases
Battlefield Earth -- Dated visual style, patched-together special effects and ludicrous dialogue, the film is a wholly miserable experience. At ground zero of this disaster sits John Travolta, producer and star. (1:57. PG-13 for intense sci-fi action.)
Blues on the Range outdoor music festival scheduled at Ironwood Discovery Center
CHISHOLM -- The region's summer outdoor music season gets under way in earnest June 9 with the Blues on the Range festival at Ironwood Discovery Center near Chisholm.
Dan Gelbmann, a junior at Concordia College in Moorhead, directed a one-act play recently as part of the school's advanced directing class.
Publishers Weekly best-selling books
Scoreboard count of gun deaths might capture public attention
DEAR ABBY: The letters from ''Grieving Grandmother'' and Anne Coakley were tragic reminders of the problem of guns in our nation. Unfortunately, such episodes get little attention from the media except on a local newscast or in the back pages of the local paper. They aren't ''news.'' It happens all too often. It takes a school massacre to get the national notice the situation deserves.
Lakes Area Writers Alliance to meet Saturday
The Lakes Area Writers Alliance will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the CatTales Bookstore in downtown Brainerd.
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
Scandinavian folk music festival set in Nisswa
NISSWA -- The first Nisswa-stmman will be a big gathering of musicians, dancers and general aficionados of Scandinavian folk music Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10, in Nisswa and Pequot Lakes.
Concerts in the Park to begin in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- The Great River Arts Association, with generous funding from the Little Falls Chamber of Commerce and advertising support from Bookin' It Bookstore in Little Falls, will present the sixth season of summer afternoon Concerts in the Park.
Rhythm of the Rails shows set
Join the area outdoor theater group, Rhythm of the Rails, as it shares its fourth annual summer production with the Brainerd area July 13-16 and 20-22.
Rain is nice
Weather drawing by Steve Meyer of Mrs. Ahlers' third grade class at Lincoln school.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 74 61 cdy
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 83 57 rn
School's almost out
Weather drawing by Whitney Joyce of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows near 45. Light and variable wind.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain through midnight...Then decreasing clouds. Lows in the lower to mid 40s. Northeast wind 10 to 20 mph becoming northwest.
Around the world
Amsterdam 63 51 cdy
Around the world
Amsterdam 64 53 cdy
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Duplicate bridge is played at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center. North-South: Phyllis DeRosier and Ann Whalen, 132;
Names and faces
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) -- A small plane piloted by actor Patrick Swayze made an emergency landing and clipped a wing on an empty street in central Arizona. The actor was not seriously injured.
As woman, teen spark, mom burns
DEAR ABBY: What do you get when you mix a 23-year-old woman with a 16-year-old boy? Trouble, as far as I'm concerned!
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