Report calls for closer look at alternative schools
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A study released Monday by the University of Minnesota calls on state lawmakers to pay more attention to Minnesota's alternative schools.
Carrie Klick, the daughter of Dan and Jan Klick of Pequot Lakes, has been accepted to compete with 50 young women in the annual Minneapolis Aquate
DEAR ABBY: Father's Day is next Sunday, and with it comes the challenge of selecting a special gift for Dad. I would like to offer a suggestion: Schedule him for a medical exam to determine his risk for heart attack and stroke -- truly a gift of love and hope.
How to reach federal lawmakers
Sen. Paul Wellstone
Kemper victory is par for course for Estes
When Bob Estes was in the middle of his backswing on the often-terrifying 17th tee at TPC at Avenel in Potomac, Md., Sunda
Sorenstam matches best LPGA score
AURORA, Ill. (AP) -- No record seems safe from Annika Sorenstam.
Gophers win NCAA men's golf title
UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio -- Two months ago, the Minnesota golf program was all but dead. One week ago, the Golden Gophers were just another good team with high hopes.
The wrong photo accompanied a news brief about Kerry Beebe, an optometrist with Brainerd Eyecare Center, in a business news item on Page 6D Sunday.
Familiar Potlatch voice will be missing
For those outside the mill, Laurie Miller is the lilting voice on the phone that gave Potlatch a human touch.
Crews keep eyes on hot spots
BARROWS -- DNR crews today continued to search for hot spots in the area of Friday's 720-acre wildfire south of Brainerd.
Nagel seeks DFL's endorsement for District 12B seat
Debra Copa Nagel, 44, of rural Little Falls, has announced she'll seek the DFL endorsement for House District 12B at Tuesday's endorsing convention.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 3 - 60 years ago (1942) - Physical training for all students in the Brainerd High School will become mandatory when schools open next fall under a program approved by the Board of Education last night.
Losos' condition is upgraded
Brian Losos, 18, was in serious condition today at St. Cloud Hospital.
Firefighters save Helen's house
BARROWS -- When she thinks about what the Brainerd Fire Department did for her Friday, Helen Strang breaks into tears.
Spirit of '02
Look for details on the Brainerd-Baxter Fourth of July Celebration in Tuesday's Dispatch.
Lake Region teachers heading for Montana
BAXTER -- Students at Lake Region Christian School in Baxter called them "Coach" and "Mrs. P."
Fires burn structures, force evacuations
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) -- Crews battled a 7,000-acre wildfire early Monday, after the blaze had burned about 15 structures and forced hundreds of residents to flee their homes.
Construction spending edges up 0.2 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Construction spending edged up in April, with much of the strength coming from commercial projects, including office buildings and industrial complexes.
DOT stands firm on screening deadline
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is turning aside a call by airport officials to reconsider a Dec. 31 deadline for mandatory screening of all checked baggage.
New Jersey forest fire 80 percent contained, burned 1,300 acres
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A fire that burned 1,300 acres and caused hundreds of homes to be evacuated at its peak was 80 percent contained Monday, state officials said.
Congress begins hearings on events leading to Sept. 11
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress sets out this week to learn why, despite disturbing reports at home and abroad, the FBI and CIA didn't do more to anticipate and prevent the Sept. 11 attacks.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Manufacturing activity grew for a fourth straight month in May, and at a faster pace than the previous month, signs that recovery in the battered sector is gaining strength, an industry group reported Monday.
Death Row inmate whose lawyer slept during trial deserves new trial
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Texas Death Row inmate whose lawyer slept for long portions of his murder trial will either win freedom or a new trial, after the Supreme Court refused to intervene Monday.
Microsoft agrees to refrain from accounting violations
Under a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the software giant neither admitted to nor denied wrongdoing. No fine was imposed.
Energy exec dies in suicide
HOUSTON (AP) -- El Paso Corp. senior vice president and treasurer Charles D. Rice was found dead, an apparent suicide, company officials said Monday.
Short-timers at the helm
When Ron Wilson became the NHL's latest coaching casualty a few weeks ago, no one flinched in Washington.
Lakers nip Kings in OT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- After the minor dramas, the bouts with boredom, and the many nights they limped when they could not run, the Los Angeles Lakers not only returned to the NBA Finals, they were only five minutes late.
Bonds ties Robinson for fourth on home run list
Barry Bonds is still missing something Frank Robinson, Willie Mays, Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron all have -- a World Series title.
Hewitt, Kuerten bow out at French Open
PARIS (AP) -- Guillermo Canas never stopped running, tracking down balls from every angle until he finally chased Lleyton Hewitt out of the French Open.
June 4-5 -- Amateur draft.
Holyfield defies age, puts himself back in heavyweight picture
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Evander Holyfield did his part, in a performance that made him feel young once again. Now he'll go to Memphis to see just what his win over Hasim Rahman really means in the heavyweight picture.
Wings take nothing for granted vs. Carolina
DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings' payroll is nearly double that of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Rivaldo's penalty kick lifts Brazil
ULSAN, South Korea (AP) -- Brazil star Rivaldo scored on a penalty kick in the dying moments Monday night (Monday morning EDT), lifting Brazil to a 2-1 victory over Turkey in a classic World Cup match.
BACKUS -- Denver Baldwin, 89, Backus, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at home.
AITKIN -- Marjorie Lowe, 84, Aitkin, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Charles W. Nelson
AITKIN -- Charles Wilbur Nelson, 82, Aitkin, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Gladys B. Ward
Gladys B. Ward, 100, Brainerd, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Rev. August T. Mennicke
ANDOVER -- The Rev. August T. Mennicke, 70, Andover, formerly of Brainerd and pastor of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church, died Friday, May 31, 2002.
BOWLUS -- Alphonse Marsolek, 69, Bowlus, died Thursday, May 30, 2002.
Evelyn M. Bendson
STAPLES -- Evelyn Mary Bendson, 81, Staples, formerly of Leader, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Staples Care Center.
James Dehen, 64, Brainerd, died Sunday, June 2, 2002.
Delmer U. Longerbone
PINE RIVER -- Delmer U. Longerbone, 85, Pine River, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
Robert 'Red' Anderson
AITKIN -- Robert "Red" Anderson, 76, Aitkin, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at home.
Jerome F. Kedrowski
CUSHING -- Jerome Frank Kedrowski, 62, Cushing, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
Dorothy L. Mesch
LAKE SHORE -- Dorothy L. Mesch, 78, Lake Shore, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at home.
Richard E. Lofgren
AITKIN -- Richard E. Lofgren, 72, Aitkin, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at home.
PHOENIX -- Evelyn Olsen, 93, Phoenix, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Paradise Valley Hospital in Phoenix.
The Brainerd Potlatch Paper Mill has been an important and valuable asset to the central part of
It will be 13 years Tuesday since China's Communist rulers squelched a movement toward freedom and democracy by sending tanks and troops to Tiananmen Square.
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War against Iraq?
President Bush has been busy reassuring Europeans that he "has no war plans" on his desk for
Dixon dominates Top Fuel
JOLIET, Ill. -- Larry Dixon continued to dominate the Top Fuel category, winning Sunday at the fifth annual Chicagoland Dodge Dealers NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway for his sixth victory of the season.
Jimmie Johnson wins Dover debut
DOVER, Del. -- For most of his 13 starts this year, Jimmie Johnson has been focused on beating Ryan Newman for the rookie of the year award.
Wissota feature winners lead every lap
BARROWS -- The grandstands were filled to capacity Saturday night for the annual "Kids Night at the Speedway," presented by Justice Brothers and Domino's Pizza.
Tracy's win leaves little doubt this time
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) -- Paul Tracy is beginning to think the worst is finally over.
2nd District residents lukewarm to tight race
RED WING (AP) -- Campaign operatives and political handicappers say the race between Democrat Bill Luther and Republican John Kline for the newly redrawn 2nd Congressional District seat will be one of the nation's most important.
Two 'Lost Boys' graduate from high school
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Alfred Ngong and Abraham Deng are graduating from high school with a world of opportunity ahead, a far different world from the one they fled in their native Sudan.
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Authorities early Monday arrested two people accused of trying to kidnap a real estate agent near Richmond two weeks ago.
One-hitter stymies Bees
A single by Brainerd's Joel Lofstrom in the eighth inning was the only hit Clear Lake pitcher Dale Dingmann gave up as the Lakers shut out the Bees 5-0 Sunday in Lakewood League amateur baseball action.
Last-inning bunt downs Braves in Victory League
RANDALL -- Nick Prozinski scored the game-winning run on a Josh Burgardt bunt as the Randall Cubs beat the Brainerd Braves 5-4 Sunday in Victory League amateur baseball action. Matt Aberle was 2-for-5 for the Braves.
men's college golf
Grunewald leads five Warriors to state
At last year's Class 2A state track and field meet, Justin Grunewald was near the bottom of the seedings in the 3200-meter run.
Four high school tournaments this week
Four high school sports tournaments are schedule this week, making it one of the busiest such weeks of the year.
Twins have no chance against Sele, Percival
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- With Aaron Sele and Troy Percival on the mound, the Minnesota Twins never had a chance.
Smith leads Lynx past Monarchs
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Katie Smith scored 17 of her 23 points in the second half as the Minnesota Lynx rallied to beat the Sacramento Monarchs 63-61 on Saturday night.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...A slight chance of showers north. A chance of showers and thunderstorms south. Cool with highs in the middle 50s north to middle 60s south.
Weather drawing by Cari Kounkel in the Lowell first grade of Sharon JHendro.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Scattered to numerous showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the 50s. Cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy and cooler. A chance of showers or thunderstorms...Mainly in the morning east. Highs mainly in the 60s...Except upper 50s northeast and 70s extreme southeast.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms... Mainly west and north. Highs in the 70s north to around 90 southwest.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy with a scattered showers. Highs 55 to 65.
Buckingham Palace concert set to go on a day after fire forced evacuation
LONDON (AP) -- With a little luck, Monday night's star-studded musical tribute to Queen Elizabeth II will go more smoothly than the rehearsal, with more fireworks and less fire.
ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Russia ratcheted up pressure on Pakistan on Monday with withering criticism of Islamabad's alleged aid to terrorists, while the Indian government dismissed fears that either country would use nuclear weapons in their conflict over the Himalayan province of Kashmir.
CIA director arrives in the West Bank
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- CIA Director George Tenet arrived Monday to press the Palestinians to revamp their security services with the aim of stopping attacks against Israel. Meanwhile, the militant Islamic group Hamas rejected an offer to join a new Palestinian Cabinet likely to be announced in coming days.
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