NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
Five interns, John Pedersen, Diondra Gottsch, Mindy Cochran, Graham Lampa and Heidi Zimbelman, recently joined The Brainerd Dispatch.
Bongards tries to bounce back
BONGARDS (AP) -- Faced with a consolidating industry and crumbling profits, Bongards Creameries has developed a plan.
Author warns high fliers of 'supernova burnout'
At long last! There you finally are -- at the top of the heap, right where you always wanted to be. You've worked hard, beaten the odds and been propelled by passion to the pinnacle of career success.
Around the watercooler
COST OF RECRUITMENT: It would take $1,000 to motivate most people to participate in their company's employee referral program, a new study shows.
Economy slows, but not at resorts
BRANSON, Mo. -- Even with dips in the economy and a long string of layoffs, resorts and restaurants across the country are desperate for workers to fill seasonal jobs for relatively low wages.
Ford Explorer recall sought
DETROIT (AP) -- Lawyers representing hundreds of people injured or killed in Ford Explorers equipped with Firestone tires have asked a federal judge to force Ford Motor Co. to recall 4 million of the vehicles.
A recovery awaits consumer demand, but will it be there?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Measurements of consumer sentiment recovered in May after having fallen sharply in April, but there's more to the story than that, and it could mean trouble for an economy assumed to be on a certain recovery course.
Good (retirement) things come to those who wait
NEW YORK -- The tax cut package approved by Congress last weekend contains a half-dozen provisions that will make it easier for Americans to save for retirement.
Kinzie Candles may burn out
Kinzie Candles, Pequot Lakes, faces an uncertain future.
Did the market rally too fast too soon? Or just right?
NEW YORK -- The Nasdaq surges more than 41 percent over seven weeks and then drops back nearly 10 percent in just five days.
Economic development for lakes area communities may be changing.
Copy cat threats cost schools thousands; help is offered
NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) -- Mark Kaercher wasn't asking much. The eighth-grade math teacher wanted his pupils to understand algebra. He wanted the school math competition to run smoothly. He wanted to go to the bathroom in private.
Mississippi Horizons honors students
Mississippi Horizons recently honored students for academic excellence and attendance.
Go directly to jail
Pequot Lakes fifth-grader Caitlin Blowers tried on Brainerd Police Department Capt. Lyman Dahl's hat while on a tour of the Law Enforcement Center on Wednesday.
Daughter's switch of wedding site puts damper on Mom
DEAR ABBY: Nine months ago, my 30-year-old daughter, "Natalie," who lives on the West Coast, announced that she wished to be married in July in our East Coast waterfront home. I told her I'd be happy to host her wedding.
Child in need
"Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think." -- Longfellow
Don't sound death knell for estate planning
The estate tax may be headed for the graveyard, but estate planning isn't.
Use a pillow as bed for your cat or dog
Dear Heloise: If you need a bed for your dog or cat, there is no need to go out and buy one -- use a pillow. I use an old, king-size bed pillow for my dog and a smaller one for my cat.
Pets of the week
Mopsy is a 2-year-old black dog with a small to medium build who is in need of a good home.
Relaxing, Chicago style
Living on the street has never looked so good: The 500 sofas, TVs, chairs and ottomans set out on the sidewalks of the Windy City aren't part of a mass eviction, but pieces in "Suite Home Chicago," a public art exhibit.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 500.
Cass County Board
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a call at 4:25 p.m. Friday at the Brainerd Chamber of Commerce building on the corner of South Sixth Street and Washington Street. It was reported that there was an electrical short that caused a smoke smell.
Lisa A. Zimmerman and Matthew J. Paulson, Brainerd, a girl, Madison Elizabeth, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, April 13, 2001.
Azinger leads, but Singh, Woods, Garcia in close pursuit
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- Twice in its 25 years, the Memorial Tournament has been shortened to 54 holes by inclement weather.
Webb shoots 65 on soggy day at Women's Open
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (AP) -- Karrie Webb is in a familiar position -- on top at the U.S. Women's Open.
Tax relief package at a temporary standstill
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The chairmen of the House and Senate tax committees tried again unsuccessfully Friday to reach agreement on the details of this year's tax relief package.
Legislators agree on slim environment and agriculture funding bill
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Key legislators reached agreement early Saturday on a $548 million funding bill for environment and agriculture programs that includes little new state spending.
Muscular dystrophy fund-raiser Jerry Lewis apologizes for saying pity is reason people donate
PHOENIX (AP) -- Comedian Jerry Lewis, whose telethons raise millions for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, apologized Friday for referring to the wheelchair-bound as "cripple" and saying people donate out of pity.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Blood Pressure Clinics
Doctors provide a dose of motivation
Making even modest changes in health habits is apparently too difficult for many Americans.
Shortage spurs more nurses to strike, unionize
It was a scenario that nurse Linda Warino had come to dread: Too many patients. Not enough nurses. No volunteers to work overtime.
The Brainerd Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Brainerd City Hall.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 3 - 100 years ago (1901) - Graduation, a memorable event in the history of the High School of Brainerd. Class of 1901: Lottie Elizebeth White, Muriel Burrell, Edger Kay Parks, Ella Mitchell, Walter Clifford Hinman, Dottie Sorenson, Katie May Paine, Francis Charles McGivern, Katherine Anna Cosgrove, Eloise Smith.
For victim's family, trauma in two parts
PINE RIVER -- In the past four months Jessica Winch has twice had her life turned upside-down.
Jetsporters president said illegal fund-raising allegations based on inaccurate magazine article
The president of the Jetsporters Association of Minnesota said in a statement Friday that a St. Paul lawmaker based his allegations of illegal fund-raising by Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, on an inaccurate magazine article.
Ex-Olympian to participate in Race for the Cure
Francie Larrieu Smith, world renowned runner and former Olympian, will participate in the Susan G. Komen Foundation Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure on Sunday, July 1, 2001.
A new senior nutrition program has partnered with a Baxter restaurant to bring low-cost quality lunches to Mississippi Terrace's senior residents.Read more about it in Monday's Dispatch.
Coping with the numbers
Growth surged across many lakes area communities in the past 10 years.
Military gay discharges rise; most since 'don't ask, don't tell'
WASHINGTON -- Army dismissals of gay soldiers more than doubled last year, with many coming from a base where a soldier thought to have been gay was beaten to death the previous year.
Hawaii teens ordered to stand trial for allegedly trying to burn tents of gay campers
HONOLULU -- A judge has ordered two young men to stand trial for allegedly dousing the tents of gay campers with a flammable liquid and setting one afire.
'Dennis The Menace' creator Ketcham dies
SAN FRANCISCO -- Marcus Hamilton was waiting for workers to repair the fax machine so he could send his latest sketches to Hank Ketcham for his approval when the call came: The creator of America's favorite 5-year-old towheaded tornado had died.
White House won't apologize
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush's spokesman said Friday there will be no apology to former Clinton administration aides for allegations of pranks and vandalism as the White House changed hands.
McCain considers leaving Republican party
WASHINGTON -- Maverick Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, in a widening rift with President Bush and his party's dominant conservative wing, is talking with advisers about leaving the GOP and launching a third-party challenge to Bush in 2004, those close to the senator say.
Talks with children holed up in Idaho house offer authorities hope of ending stalemate
SANDPOINT, Idaho -- The first face-to-face talks with five children holed up in a decrepit rural house gave authorities fresh hope for a stalemate that entered its fifth day Saturday.
Two die in Iowa plane crash
DE SOTO, Iowa (AP) -- Two men are dead after the ultralight airplane they were in crashed near De Soto Friday night.
WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of people die each year at railroad crossings, some recklessly trying to outrun trains, others who never see danger coming.
FBI: Shadowy eco-militants step up arson campaign
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A shadowy group blamed for costly arson attacks across the country is stepping up efforts to punish companies and institutions it says are threatening the environment, federal authorities say.
Long-distance giant boosts rate for millions of customers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly half of AT&T's long-distance customers will see their bills go up next month, as the nation's biggest carrier raises its per-minute rates for basic plans.
Secret Service walks fine line in protecting kids
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to presidential kids, Secret Service agents walk a fine line between friendly and firm.
Imogene Coca, Caesar's perfect foil, dies at age 92
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Imogene Coca, the elfin actress and satiric comedienne who co-starred with Sid Caesar on television's classic "Your Show of Shows" in the 1950s, died Saturday. She was 92.
Personal letters, interviews highlight 4,000 new Timothy McVeigh files released by FBI
WASHINGTON -- On their face, many of the more than 4,000 pages of new FBI files given to defense attorneys in the Oklahoma City bombing case seem clearly worthless.
Cubs, Bonds streak into June
The start of a new month did nothing to slow down either the Chicago Cubs or San Francisco's Barry Bonds.
CHICAGO (AP) -- At this time of year, Chicago Cubs' fans normally start dreading the daily check of the standings.
Firing up fans can be hazardous for costumed characters
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Take it from the folks inside those huge, fuzzy heads and big, floppy feet: Prancing around at ball games in furry costumes is not only hot work, it's dangerous.
Violence in youth sports spreading
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Excitement suddenly turned to fear for the 49ers youth football team as players ran off the field holding their stomachs and began vomiting violently on the sideline.
Bucks force Game 7
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Philadelphia and Milwaukee are going to Game 7 with both Ray Allen and Allen Iverson playing their best basketball of the series.
Kareem looks for Lakers to make history
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar remembers the first time the Los Angeles Lakers opened the playoffs with 11 straight wins -- they were swept in the NBA Finals by the Detroit Pistons.
Special delivery sends former grocery boy to majors
CLEVELAND (AP ) -- Roy Smith's strange trip to the big leagues veered down the produce aisle, past the meat department and straight through the check-out line.
Safin makes a jarring exit at French Open
PARIS (AP) -- Marat Safin's troubled tennis season took another wrong turn Saturday with a five-set loss Fabrice Santoro in the third round of the French Open.
Up and down Devils looking to bounce back
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- When the New Jersey Devils talked about the Stanley Cup finals a week ago, the word dynasty popped into the conversation.
Frances L. Brown
Frances L. Brown, 89, Brainerd, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Walter W. Maijala
McGREGOR -- Walter W. Maijala, 83, Tamarack, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at St. Lukes Hospital in Duluth.
John B. Walz
PIERZ -- John B. Walz, 84, Pierz, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Ruth P. Smith
PINE RIVER -- Ruth P. Smith, 66, Pine River, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at her home.
Law over terrorism
This editorial appeared in Friday's Los Angeles Times:
YMCA - Dispatch Editorial
Now it seems real.
Sound off in the Open Forum
The Dispatch encourages readers to sound off in the Open Forum.
Wow! I am in awe. In reflecting with the governor and the time spent with his entourage in our beautiful little city of Pequot Lakes, it made me not only proud to be the mayor, but
Exposing closet crooners
Sometimes singing in the shower isn't enough to satisfy the crooner that lurks inside all of us.
caught the walleye on Mille Lacs, where the harvest slot has been reduced to 16 to 18 inches and the one over 28 inches eliminated. Sorry Dan, that one's gotta go back!
Try a new spin on Mille Lacs
Walleye pro Kevin Kraft has this philosophy about fishing: try something new at least two hours every time you're on the water. "It makes you more versatile," he said.
A woodland surprise
With bended back and with beads of sweat rolling down my face, I paused from the bushwhacking we were doing to create a trail through my woods and wetland. As I tilted my head to undo the crinks in my long-ago-injured neck, I spotted a few bits of intense color dabbing the forest floor. It looked as if magenta litter had been strewn in my beloved woods. On closer inspection I was surprised to see it was a wildflower I had never seen before! And on my own land, no less!
There still is time to register as a participant in this year's Camp Confidence Fishing Classic. The event will take place at Zorbaz on Gull on June 16. Registration will be at 6:30 a.m. and fishing begi
Anti-muskie group on Lake Miltona says 'no more'
A group known as No More Muskies, based on Lake Miltona, tried to get legislation introduced last year that would have ended muskie stocking on the 5,838-acre lake near Alexandria.
2 -- Muskie season opens
WOLF of the WATER
Revered by some and scorned by others, the muskie seldom fails to elicit a response among fishermen.
Crankbaits, spinners help you cover water when walleyes are far between
The trips when you discover a school of walleyes biting like crazy are all too rare. More commonly we get a walleye here and another there until we put together a respectable catch. So to catch more walleyes we need to cover water and find scattered biters.
Tara Smieja and Lucas Mezzenga announce their engagement. Parents are Mark and Judi Smieja, Brainerd, and Tom and Susan Mezzenga, Crosslake. A July 7 wedding is planned at Immaculate Heart Church in Crosslake.
Lauren Nickisch and CJ Anderson announce their engagement. Parents are James and Marilyn Nickisch, Pequot Lakes, and Don and Muriel Anderson, Oakdale. A June 23 garden wedding is planned on East Twin Lake.
Brenda Janssen (Evenson) and Brian Lenk were married March 3, 2001, at the bride's parents' home in Pillager.
Four generations recently gathered were William Jackson McCollough, son, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Maj. Bill McCollough, father, Camp Pendleton; Terry McCollough, grandfather, East Gull Lake; and Cecil McCollough, great-grandmother, Brainerd.
Melvin and Shirley Lundeby will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married June 7, 1951, in Brainerd.
Mr. and Mrs. George Schilling, Fort Ripley, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-5 p.m. June 10 at the home of Jeff and Leah Schilling in Fort Ripley. The event will be hosted by their children.
John and Eileen McDonald will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 12:30-2:30 p.m. June 10 at St. Francis Catholic Church. The event is hosted by their children. They were married June 9, 1951, in Superior, Wis.
Erin Carlson and Nate Tholen announce their engagement. Parents are Rod and Sharon Carlson, Brainerd, and Dan and Suzy Tholen, Baxter. A July 21 wedding is planned at the arboretum.
Caryn Niemi and Jeffrey Myhre announce their engagement. Parents are Gary and Christine Niemi, Baxter, and Terry and Kaye Myhre, Stillwater. A June wedding is planned.
Colonel's Truck Accessories Challenge at CBIR June 8-10
The Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway and Resort will host The Colonel's Truck Accessories Challenge, a round of the NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series, June 8-10.
Vasser off to strong start in CART championship
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) -- Jimmy Vasser is very quietly off to his best start in six seasons.
Mayfield didn't get his way
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Jeremy Mayfield looked up at the sky as a steady drizzle fell at Dover Downs International Speedway and knew his chances for a good starting position had been doused.
Bruce Bowler doesn't get mad, he gets even
It's amazing how a single incident can turn things around in life.
Tonight Show host Jay Leno (left) and NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon talked during a break in a press event on the main straightaway at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Dunn sets national speed record
JOLIET, Ill. -- Mike Dunn stole the show Friday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, setting the national speed record at 330.55 mph with an elapsed time of 4.559 seconds.
NHRA Federal Mogul facts
WHAT: The Colonel's Truck Accessories Challenge, a round of the NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series, where drivers earn points leading
Key lawmakers reach tentative deal on transportation, public safety issues
ST. PAUL -- Key lawmakers have reached tentative agreements on several transportation and public safety issues, including tougher penalties for drunken driving, racial profiling and a requirement that children under 18 wear seat belts in vehicles.
Nurses strike delayed; hospitals remain prepared for walkout
MINNEAPOLIS -- Last-minute contract agreements kept thousands of Twin Cities nurses off the picket lines Friday, but weekend ratification votes were to decide whether Minnesota Nurses Association members would continue to work -- or walk.
Lutheran school competes in track meet
Family of Christ Lutheran School of Baxter competed in a track meet May 11 in Perham.
Staples-Motley boys, girls win 6A track titles
MOORHEAD -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' and girls' track and field teams captured championships in Thursday's Section 6A meet at Minnesota State University, Moorhead.
Pony League Pirates continue winning ways
The defending champion Pony League Pirates picked up where they left off with an 8-3 win over the Giants Tuesday.
John is Airborne
You've seen the script repeated in a hundred different movies, with a hundred different variations.
Baxter Parks and Recreation
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Departments daytime youth T-ball and baseball programs begin this week.
Area events Saturday
Track and Field
Dozen hits blast Twins over Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- With a small payroll and small-ball style, the Minnesota Twins are one of the great stories in baseball this season.
Internet sites are looking for a better business model
The "Why buy the cow?" argument once referred to the complexities of unmarried cohabitation. In this new century it's being applied to Internet sites.
Caring for CD-Rs
Recordable CDs might be made of tough plastic, but they do require some care:
Kids' PC use may cause injuries years later
Scott Mortimer's love affair with technology goes way back.
Subscribe to a video game?
LOS ANGELES -- To makers of electronic games, Vic Raolji, a Web programmer in Wilmington, Del., is a cash cow.
When good CD discs go bad
CD burners have made it possible to combine the best of Bach and Destiny's Child on the same compact disc -- prompting grand scale consumption of CD-recorder drives by computer owners new and old.
Databases can be perplexing
Databases routinely impale beginners on the horns of a dilemma.
Broadband giving dial-ups the boot
If you're connecting to the Internet via dial-up modem, time to kick it up a notch. We're moving quickly to a broadband universe.
Weather drawing by Molli Koering of Mrs. Ahlers' third grade class at Lincoln school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny and warmer with highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Increasing clouds west. Mostly sunny to partly cloudy east. Highs 60 to 70 east to the 70s west.
The Weather Elsewhere
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Widely scattered showers north and east. Partly cloudy southwest. Highs from the lower 50s northeast to near 70 west.
Iowa state forecast
This afternoon...Partly cloudy west...Mostly cloudy central and east with widely scattered showers. Highs in the near 60 northeast to lower 70s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Periods of showers east. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers west. Highs in the low 50s to mid 60s. Cooler near lake superior.
Storms over eastern half of nation; Southwest hot
A band of showers and scattered thunderstorms was stalled over New England early Sunday, while more storms were forecast for much of the eastern third of the nation through the day.
Cassie Sander, recent graduate of Crosby-Ironton High School, will celebrate her graduation with an open house from 2-5 p.m. June 10 at First Presbyterian Church, 512 S. 8th Street, Brainerd.
Nepal's crown prince on life support after killings
KATMANDU, Nepal -- Crown Prince Dipendra, on life support from self-inflicted wounds, was named Nepal's king Saturday after fatally shooting his monarch father and seven other members of the royal family, government and military sources said.
Tel Aviv suicide bombing kills 17 outside disco
TEL AVIV, Israel -- Israel called off its self-declared policy of restraint Saturday, just hours after a suicide bomber killed 17 young Israelis and wounded 90 outside a Tel Aviv disco in the bloodiest terror attack in five years.
Fighting between soldiers and kidnappers engulfs Philippine island town
LAMITAN, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine forces lay siege to a hospital where dozens of Muslim extremists were holed up with captives Saturday, blanketing the building with rockets and machine-gun fire in a bid to end a hostage crisis that has ballooned into a major battle on a rugged southern island.
Iraq to stop crude oil exports on Monday
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq announced Saturday that it will halt oil exports under a U.N.-sponsored program starting Monday to retaliate for a U.N. decision to extend oil-for-food restrictions.
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