No longer retiring early, more older workers stay on job
WASHINGTON -- When Mike Davis' high-pressure job supervising the upgrade of the world's largest radio telescope was coming to an end, he faced a choice -- a new project or a leisurely life of golfing or fishing.
Productivity posts biggest decline in eight years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American workers' productivity, a key measure of rising living standards, fell at an annual rate of 1.2 percent in the first quarter, the biggest drop in eight years.
Prescription for happy Father's Day: Get exam
DEAR ABBY: It has taken me years to be able to write this letter. With Father's Day approaching, I can't put it off any longer.
Girl with eating disorder tells teens to reach out for help
DEAR ABBY: Your column about teen fitness caught my attention. I am a high school sophomore who is involved in sports activities such as swimming, track/cross country and kickboxing. I have been struggling with anorexia and bulimia since my freshman year. It's a serious problem that society needs to address.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 300.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 135, a year ago 115.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 131, a year ago 125.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
Brent Douglas Boozell, 30, Mora, was sentenced for fleeing a police officer and gross misdemeanor DUI to a total of 210 days jail, placed on three years supervised probation and fined $950.
Theresa Drake and Jerry Smith, Brainerd, a boy, Tyler Lee Drake, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, May 14, 2001. Grandparents are Kevin Drake, Pillager, Anna Drake, Brainerd, Betty Powels, Anna, Ill., and Jerry Dabbs, Millcreek, Ill. Great-grandparents are Ione Drake, Pillager, the late Shannon Drake, Glen and Virginia Vogt, Brainerd, and the late Louise and John Smith.
LITTLE FALLS -- One person was injured Monday in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 10, three miles south of Little Falls.
BURGLARY -- It was reported Home Depot was broken into today. A 20-year-old male suspect is in custody.
Lions keep Twilight lead
The Brainerd Lions Club lost for the first time but still maintained a strong lead in the Men's Twilight League at Pine Meadows May 31.
Is golf world ready for the Minnesota Maulers?
STAPLES -- In the past few years, Minnesota has added the Lynx and the Wild to its list of pro sports teams.
Madden's on Gull Lake will offer three free golf clinics for girls and their parents June 18 at 5 p.m., June 20 at 10 a.m. and June 23 at noon during the "Take your daughter to the golf course week."
State Class A girls golfers converge at Izatys
What a difference a year makes.
Team standings after first day of Minnesota Class AA State Golf Tournament
At Bunker Hills Golf Course, Coon Rapids
It takes a trained pro to properly fit clubs
If improving your golf game is one of your summer objectives, properly fitted golf clubs will help you reach this goal.
Wins were on the course
A mixed-team match involving Tiger Woods, David Duval, Annika Sorenstam and Karrie Webb is lacking only the official announcement, a snappy nickname and a method to determine who gets Tiger as a teammate.
Rice crosses Bay for Raiders
Jerry Rice, who rode off the field last season on a sea of San Francisco 49er shoulder pads, will ride into the sunset as an Oakland Raider.
The Casey Martin case
For some, golf is a religion.
Little work getting down at Capitol
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Since the regular session ended two weeks ago, it's been a crawl toward the finish.
Democrats take control
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a historic midsession change of command, the Senate convened Wednesday under Democratic control as new Majority Leader Tom Daschle called for bipartisanship. But he cautioned that he would also use his party's new muscle to stop President Bush on areas where they disagree.
Public support for Bush has fallen, according to poll Washington Post
WASHINGTON -- Public support for President Bush has fallen in recent weeks, led by eroding confidence in his energy and environmental policies as well as growing concern over the direction that Bush and the Republican Party are leading the country, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Budget talks take a step backward
ST. PAUL -- Rhetoric hardened and threats of a government shutdown were raised anew Tuesday as the size of property tax cuts for businesses continued to bog down budget talks.
President highlights religious initiative by helping to build home
TAMPA, Fla. -- President Bush swung a hammer at a Habitat for Humanity home construction site Tuesday, forcefully defending his initiative to support religious groups that perform social services.
Lawmakers won't make Ventura disclose outside income
ST. PAUL (AP) -- In the final days of budget negotiations, a provision that would require Gov. Jesse Ventura to disclose his outside income has quietly been dropped.
Commission report faults Florida's conduct of presidential election
Florida's conduct of the 2000 presidential election was marked by "injustice, ineptitude and inefficiency" that unfairly penalized minority voters, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has concluded in a report that criticizes top state officials -- particularly Gov. Jeb Bush and Secretary of State Katherine Harris --for allowing disparate treatment of voters.
As Democrats take control, GOP softens tone
WASHINGTON -- With the modest crack of a gavel, Democrats took control of the Senate for the
Bush appeals for trade help for steel industry
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush is winning praise from the domestic steel industry but warnings from steel users that trade sanctions against foreign steel will mean higher prices for everything from automobiles to appliances.
Preventing knee problems
Many knee problems can be prevented by warming up before exercise, doing exercises that strengthen leg muscles, gradually increasing the intensity of exercise and wearing properly fitting shoes when running or walking, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
Ohio town to vaccinate up to 5,800 people against meningitis
CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio health officials plan to inoculate thousands of high school students in an effort to contain a meningitis-related outbreak that has killed two teen-agers.
Due to disturbing statistics, pediatricians urged to ask patients about rape
CHICAGO (AP) -- Citing disturbing statistics showing adolescents have the nation's highest rate of rape, the American Academy of Pediatrics says doctors should ask patients at their annual checkups if they have ever been sexually assaulted.
Study links even mild iron deficiency with low math scores
CHICAGO (AP) -- New research linking even mild iron deficiency with low test scores could help explain why teen-age girls tend to do worse than boys in math.
Polio survivors from decades ago face new threat of symptoms, report warns
Eight million or more people worldwide who survived polio decades ago face new affliction as their disease comes back to haunt them in the form of post-polio syndrome, according to a report from a team of medical experts.
U.S. to rate quality of health care providers
WASHINGTON -- The federal government is planning for the first time to issue detailed ratings of the quality of care provided by nursing homes, Medicare health plans, dialysis centers and eventually hospitals and doctors, a senior Bush administration official announced Monday.
National cancer rates show 'optimistic' trend, experts say
WASHINGTON -- Death rates and cases declined for prostate, lung and colon cancers in the 1990s, but more breast cancer was detected, apparently as a result of more aggressive screening among older women, a study reveals.
Staples healthcare schedule
A Breast Feeding Mom's Group will be 3-4 p.m. June 26 at Greater Staples Hospital and Care Center in Staples.
Fargo chef reminisces about days cooking for Clinton
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- When a military recruiter told Jim Normandin that a cooking job in the Navy might one day turn into a White House gig, the Crookston youth just laughed.
This animal house offers life of luxury
MINNETONKA (AP) -- It's the kind of playroom kids dream about: a spacious 40 by 40 feet with lots of room for romping around, chairs and couches to jump on, a TV and stereo that are always on and adult supervisors who don't mind occupants racing around at breakneck speeds.
Marissa Widor (left) and Michael Larsen compared newly hatched baby ducks in their teacher Ellen Voiss' second-grade classroom at Pequot Lakes Elementary School last week.
Central Lakes College news briefs
Liliana Hennis and Jan Kurtz, Spanish instructors from Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, have been awarded a Faculty Small Grant, said Jane Miller, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Cass residents may pay taxes online
PINE RIVER -- Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Anderson reported Tuesday Cass County property owners soon will be able to pay their property taxes online or by telephone using credit cards.
Petitioners ask county to take over township road
PINE RIVER -- A large contingent of people asked the Cass County Board Tuesday to have 72nd Street converted from a township to county road.
Honek demands respect
STAPLES -- Michelle Honek is only a freshman and already demanding respect from her opponents.
C-I Senior Citizens Club to meet Saturday
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Senior Citizens Club will meet 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Cuyuna Range Community Center, Crosby, for its monthly meeting and potluck dinner.
Mothers work to bring dream of Garrison playground to reality
GARRISON -- Sometimes all you need are four dedicated moms to get the job done.
Cass seeks donations from veterans organizations
PINE RIVER -- Cass County Board will appeal for the second year in 2001 to veterans organizations for financial help for transporting veterans to medical services.
Cass Council on Aging to meet
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Cass County Council on Aging will be June 18 at the Outing Town Hall.
College announces program changes
Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, has announced several new educational opportunities as students register for the next term at the community and technical college.
Cass County seeks return of NET VI assets
PINE RIVER -- Cass County Board asked Administrator Robert Yochum Tuesday to ask for the return of Cass County assets contributed to Net VI Drug Task Force.
Cass to participate in road research project
PINE RIVER -- Cass County will participate in a Minnesota Department of Transportation road surface research project.
Pierz' Saehr propels Pioneers
PIERZ -- Despite missing the first two games of the season, Pierz Pioneers pitcher Dan Saehr has been the main attraction of a team that is vying for a state baseball tournament bid.
Baxter girl recognized for efforts fighting diabetes
Quinn Nystrom, the daughter of Bob and Rachel Nystrom of Baxter, was nationally recognized for her fund-raising efforts for the 2000 America's Walk for Diabetes in Brainerd.
Murder-suicide follow layoff
MERRIFIELD -- Two people are dead following an apparent murder-suicide this morning at a residence off Crow Wing County Road 3 in Lake Edward Township, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department said.
South Sixth Street congestion
Trucks like this one that turned left off South Sixth Street this morning created traffic congestion as the street is narrowed to single lanes while work is being completed on a pavement resurfacing project.
Wadena woman dead in rollover
SEBEKA -- An 18-year-old Wadena woman is dead following a single-vehicle accident Sunday on 135th Avenue, two miles north of Sebeka.
Baxter, MnDOT to work on roads
BAXTER -- Baxter will receive help with reconstruction of frontage roads and access management on Highway 371 to County Road 77.
Putzke names names in police chief suit
Brainerd Police Sgt. Becky Putzke has amended her lawsuit regarding the police chief search to include the specific names of Brainerd officials.
Cass sets prices on lots
PINE RIVER -- Cass County Board approved sale prices for 62 former state leased lots Tuesday.
Brainerd OKs water deal with Baxter
The Brainerd City Council Monday approved a wholesale water sales agreement to Baxter.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - Our congratulations to the Brainerd Warrior baseball team for winning the Regional Championship and a trip to the State Tournament. This is the first time in 16 years that a Warrior nine has been in the state tourney.
Pine River depot's history aired in meeting about its future
PINE RIVER -- A photograph shows a ghostly train emerging from the snowy mist with the engine nearly as tall as the Pine River depot, then in working shape and adorned with the city's nameplate.
Nominations sought for breast cancer award
The Brainerd Lakes affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is accepting nominations for the second annual Ginger Brauer Breast Cancer Support Award.
Three Brainerd parks getting new playground equipment
Three Brainerd parks will be getting $31,000 in replacement playground equipment.
Heather Vaughan prepares for her role in Central Lakes Colleges production of "Picasso at the Lapin Agile." Read her story Thursday in Tempo.
Beauty runs in the family
Kathy Thompson, a Brainerd business owner and mother of two, is trying her luck at capturing the Mrs. Minnesota-America crown.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - Junior long jumper Ramona Rugloski came away with a third-place finish, the highest of any Brainerd High School track and field representative, in yesterday's state meet at Bloomington. Rugloski jumped 17 feet, 11 1/2 inches.
UPI plans 30 layoffs
BAXTER -- Universal Pensions Inc. announced today that 30 positions have been identified for layoffs.
Baxter project awaits study on turtle habitat
BAXTER -- A proposed development on Briarwood Drive will be on hold while an environmental assessment worksheet is completed.
Money for fun
Four Garrison mothers raised money to build a city playground, as reported in Wednesday's Neighbors.
Cass extends contract of medical examiner
PINE RIVER -- The Cass County Board voted Tuesday to extend for two years the contract for medical examiner services with Dr. Michael B. McGee, the Ramsey County medical examiner.
Members of the Brainerd Warriors baseball team ran a lap around the outfield fence at practice Monday in preparation for hosting the Section 8, Class 3A championship series against Alexandria 1 p.m. Wednesday. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Kinkels welcome a new constituent
ST. PAUL -- Sen. Tony Kinkel, DFL-Park Rapids, admitted to being a little preoccupied with non-legislative matters this past week as he and his wife, Carrie Ann, announced the birth of a boy, Kellen Anthony on May 30 in Detroit Lakes.
Vintage hat collection reflects the elegance, history of the past
PRINSBURG(AP) -- Some people say they wear different hats during the day: parent, CEO, Sunday school teacher, marathon runner.
Report blasts DEA handling of drug case informants
Dozens of drug enforcement cases nationwide have been dismissed, plea-bargained or threatened with reversal because of the U.S. Justice Department's abysmal handling of its undercover informant program, according to an internal report, court documents and interviews.
Allison downgraded to tropical depression,
HOUSTON (AP) -- Allison, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, weakened and was downgraded to a tropical depression Wednesday after pouring down as much as a foot of rain that flooded streets and highways.
'Gentle on My Mind' composer John Hartford dies at 63
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- John Hartford, a versatile and wry performer who wrote the standard "Gentle on My Mind" and turned his back on Hollywood to return to bluegrass music, died Monday after a long battle with cancer. He was 63.
OPEC to retain current production levels
OPEC ministers agreed Tuesday to leave the cartel's oil production unchanged for at least a month, a move that could stall the recent drop in U.S. gasoline prices and even send prices back up to record highs, analysts said.
Prosecutors oppose delay in McVeigh execution
DENVER -- The release of more than 4,400 Oklahoma City bombing documents should not affect Timothy McVeigh's execution because he has admitted his guilt, a prosecutor has argued.
D-Day Memorial dedicated on anniversary of Normandy invasion
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) -- About 15,000 people crammed onto a former cow pasture for the unveiling of the National D-Day Memorial on Wednesday, the 57th anniversary of the Allied invasion that turned the tide of World War II.
Fringe group folk hero?
PITTSBURGH -- An escaped convict who once said he was on a mission from God to kill abortion doctors has dodged police for more than three months and federal agents worry he may become a folk hero to fringe groups.
Booze, tobacco prevalent in G-rated films, study suggests
CHICAGO (AP) -- The "G" in G-rated doesn't stand for goody-two-shoes, according to a study of alcohol and tobacco use in animated movies for children.
City attorney elected mayor of Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- James Hahn, a mild-mannered Democrat and longtime city attorney, will take the reins in Los Angeles after beating back an aggressive campaign from a man who had hoped to be the city's first Hispanic mayor in more than a century.
Jackson can show coaching mastery now
LOS ANGELES -- A man with the face of a weary grandfather and the gait of wounded deer will clop onto the Staples Center floor Wednesday night as the hottest coach in postseason history and the most accomplished coach of his era.
Rice knows it will take time before he is a real Raider
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- While he might look a bit out of place in silver and black, Jerry Rice says he's a real Oakland Raider.
Moss, Jones Jr. face each other on basketball court
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- All-Pro receiver Randy Moss and boxer Roy Jones Jr. squared off on the basketball court Tuesday night.
Philadelphia story: Hoping to beat Shaq even once
Washington Post Please, Philadelphia, win one game. I understand winning even one is a lot to ask -- winning four is probably out of the question. (Though I love that 'David and Goliath' bit Larry Brown is peddling; the only drawback is that Shaq is so big he'd reach out, grab the slingshot and then eat it! And then where are you?)
Corretja moves into French Open semis
PARIS (AP) -- Alex Corretja reached the French Open semifinals, beating Roger Federer 7-5, 6-4, 7-5 on Wednesday with a methodical victory over the Swiss teen-ager.
Bonds hits 30th homer
While Barry Bonds has been getting all the attention, Rich Aurilia has been quietly putting together his own career year.
PARIS (AP) -- The men's and women's top-seeded players, Gustavo Kuerten and Martina Hingis, advanced to the semifinals of the French Open Tuesday.
Devils capture 4-1 triumph
DENVER (AP) -- Ray Bourque's black cap hung from its hook, momentarily abandoned by its owner.
PILLAGER -- Shirley Zebroski, 69, Pillager, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Ruth E. Blanchard
STAPLES -- Ruth E. Blanchard, 84, Staples, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at home.
Ralph Lee Dewey Garoutte
LITTLE FALLS -- Ralph Lee Dewey Garoutte, 94, Brainerd, died Saturday at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Donald D. Boese
Donald D. Boese, 68, Brainerd, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Carl O. Walther
MOTLEY -- Carl O. Walther, 84, Motley, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Veterans Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
Delores 'Dotty' R. Gabel
BLAINE -- Delores "Dotty" R. Gabel, 73, Blaine, formerly of Roseville and Breezy Point, died Sunday, June 3, 2001.
LITTLE FALLS -- George Bzdok, 63, Little Falls, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Donald D. Boese
Donald D. Boese, 68, Brainerd, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
James L. Madden
EAST GULL LAKE -- Services for James L. Madden, who died Friday, March 9, 2001, will be 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Thomas of the Pines Catholic Church in East Gull Lake with Father Seamus Walsh officiating. Burial will be in St. Thomas of the Pines Catholic Church Cemetery.
STAPLES -- Albena Nelson, 91, Staples, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at the Greater Staples Care Center.
Donald C. Palmer
AITKIN -- Donald Charles Palmer, 72, Aitkin, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at home.
Rose M. Kosola
AITKIN -- Rose M. Kosola, 89, Aitkin, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
STAPLES -- Albena Nelson, 90, Staples, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Rose A. Gjesdahl
Rose Ann Gjesdahl, 93, Brainerd, and formerly of Little Falls, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Centee.
Virginia 'Ginger' Brauer
NISSWA -- Virginia "Ginger" Brauer, 57, Nisswa, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at home.
How to reach state legislators
Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, District 12A
A thorn in the side - Dispatch Editorial
Is Sen. John McCain really thinking about bolting from the Republican Party or just having a little fun at the expense of his former rival, George W. Bush?
Find your passion
"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be,"-- Kurt Vonnegut.
The Dispatch editorial board
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
The education monopoly
President Bush's education bill will pass Congress, but apparently without the voucher provision the President wanted so parents might give their children the best education available, regardless of financial circumstances. Help is on the way, though, but not from government.
A real life - Dispatch Editorial
Actor Anthony Quinn, who died Sunday at age 86, was often described as a larger than life character, both on-and-off screen. But it would seem more appropriate to call him a man who simply lived life large.
Some people claim the recently negotiated tax deal represents "reform" but a look under the rock reveals a frightening sight -- especially for anyone who lives in an average value home or owns a small farm. This so-called "reform" will have a devastating impact on rural Minnesota.
So now we have desecration of grave sites right after Memorial Day observances. While such behavior is truly reprehensible, it is no doubt a protect
Best of luck, graduates
Good evening. On behalf of the senior class, I would like to thank you all for coming. Your support now, as in the past, has helped us to get this far and will continue to guide us in the future. To our parents, teachers, families and friends, we truly have appreciated, though at times it might not seem like it, all that you have done for us.
Terrorism fight needs more than trials
Cartoonist Bill Mauldin was celebrated for his World War II sketches of GIs slogging across Europe, rifles and cigarettes in hand, defeating the Nazis one rugged day at a time. But Mauldin never sketched a lawyer in fatigues, and for good reason -- lawyers can't win wars.
Tonight we are here to celebrate the end of 13 years of public schooling. Unfortunately a couple of our classmates will not be with us. Crissy Crew and Tanya Struthers both died tragically before our senior year.
Thompson fifth at Viking Speedway
ALEXANDRIA -- Tom Thompson of Brainerd finished fifth for the second straight week in the NASCAR Late Model feature race Saturday night at the Viking Speedway.
St. Paul newspaper offering employees buy-out packages
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Saint Paul Pioneer Press began offering employees buyout packages Tuesday in an attempt to trim its work force with minimum layoffs.
Worker program under scrutiny
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The fate of a state program that helped about 15,000 laid-off workers find jobs last year has become a major sticking point between House and Senate leaders hammering out a jobs and economic development bill.
Wisconsin rationing tetanus vaccine due to shortage
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices are rationing their tetanus-diphtheria vaccine, reserving it only for those who need it most, because of a nationwide shortage.
Fair lineup big on oldies
FALCON HEIGHTS (AP) -- It will be a blast from the past at this year's Minnesota State Fair Grandstand shows.
Despite confused vote, nurses at 2 hospital stay on job
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- About 1,500 nurses at two Minneapolis-area hospitals affiliated with Allina Health System will remain on the job even though they may have rejected a tentative contract by one vote, union officials said Tuesday.
Judge permits students to sue testing firm as one
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Thousands of Minnesota students who were wrongly failed on a required math exam will be allowed to sue a testing company in a class-action lawsuit, a judge has ruled.
Changes at top of anti-abortion group hinted
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state's largest anti-abortion group may be making some changes at the top.
Nurses seek recount at four hospitals
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- About 1,500 registered nurses at two Allina Health System hospitals were still waiting Tuesday to hear whether they'd be joining nurses from two other Twin Cities hospitals on the picket line.
Cereal prices up
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The cost of General Mills cereals like Wheaties, Cheerios, and Total is increasing an average of 2 percent, Golden Valley, Minn.-based General Mills announced Monday.
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals baseball team belted out 12 hits and defeated Park Rapids 6-4 to advance to the Section 8AA semifinals Thursday at Wadena County Stadium.
S-M duo ready for state tennis meet
Luke Grandlund had a decision to make heading into individual high school tennis tournament play.
Raiders sixth on first day of national tournament
Chautauqua, N.Y. -- The Central Lakes College Raiders men's golf team was in sixth place out of 13 teams following the opening round of the NJCAA Division III tournament Tuesday.
Brainerd's SURPRISING Warriors
Section 8, Class 3A championship series are becoming familiar territory for the Brainerd Warriors baseball team.
Gull's Oliver twirls one-hitter
Despite the cool temperatures, chilly breeze and small crowd, it was a near-perfect night for baseball at Mills Field in Brainerd Wednesday. If you have any doubt that conditions like that could make for a wonderful evening, just check the game statistics of Brainerd Mighty Gull's pitcher Josh Oliver.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Sports Boosters Club has scheduled a summer meeting noon Thursday at the Eagles Club.
Pro wrestling card set
R and R Wrestling will present a pro wrestling card 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Brainerd National Guard Armory.
Wadena boxer wins four-state title
ST. PAUL -- Wadena's DeWayne Steward, in the 13-14 age class at 132 pounds, and Adam DeVorak of Fergus Falls in the 13-14-year-old division at 139 pounds were Junior Olympic four-state champions.
Beetles nip Gulls in 11 innings
ALEXANDRIA -- The Alexandria Beetles scored three runs in the bottom of the 11th inning to edge the Brainerd Mighty Gulls 7-6 in Northwoods League baseball Monday.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Indians blank Twins
MINNEAPOLIS -- One night after watching the Minnesota Twins run rampant around the bases, the Cleveland Indians figured out a foolproof way to win.
Where they stand in state tennis
Twins win first round in battle of AL leaders
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The first of 19 games between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians will be a hard act to follow.
Twins take local favorite Mauer with No. 1 pick
ST. PAUL -- Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins had been watching each other for years, and the baseball draft finally brought them together.
Twins get top pick
NEW YORK (AP) -- Minnesota Twins scouting director Mike Radcliff approached this year's baseball draft knowing his organization is in an enviable position.
Nisswa Women's Club awards scholarships
Two Brainerd High School graduates and a Pequot Lakes High School graduate each received a $1,000 scholarship from the Nisswa Women's Club.
Musicians to perform for festival
NISSWA -- The second annual Nisswa-stamman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival will run Friday and Saturday with events in Nisswa and Pequot Lakes.
The weekend that didn't get away
Weekends have a sneaky way of slipping away from us. More often than not, Sunday evening arrives so quickly that we don't even know what happened to the rest of our treasured time off. (The people who work weekends know this feeling, too, it just comes on a different day than for the rest of us.)
Sign near cemetery honors Tim Travis
A mystery has been solved.
The second Sunday in August is the day traditionally set aside for the Pequot Lakes All-School Reunion and this year is no exception.
Rain is OK
Weather drawing by Jasmine Hayes of Jan Wilcox's kindergarten class at Lowell school.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Patchy morning fog and drizzle central and south...Then mostly cloudy. Partial afternoon clearing west. Scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon west. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Wisconsin state forecast national weather service milwaukee/Sullivan wi 430 am cdt wed jun 6 2001
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny far west...With a chance of showers in the black hills and northwest. Becoming partly sunny through the afternoon south central and central. Remaining considerably cloudy east. Some patchy fog...Sprinkles or drizzle lingering this morning in the central and east. Highs from 55 to 60 northeast and portions of the west...To 60 to 70 elsewhere.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Cloudy. Periods of rain north. A chance of rain south. Scattered showers east. Highs 55 to 65.
The Weather Elsewhere
It keeps growing
Weather drawing by Scott Schilling in the Riverside third grade of Mrs. Meyer.
Iowa state forecast
This morning...Foggy. This afternoon...Cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms west late. Highs in the lower 60s far northeast to the upper 70s far southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast national
Today...Periods of showers and thunderstorms south. A chance of showers north. Highs in the 50s to low 60s.
Iowa state forecast
Flash flood watch remains in effect for parts of southern iowa this morning...
Minnesota state forecast national
Today...Partly sunny far northeast. Mostly cloudy elsewhere with occasional showers northwest to southeast. Highs in the middle 50s to middle 60s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 60s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy west with isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy central with a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy northeast with showers and thunderstorms likely... And becoming partly sunny southeast with scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s to the 70s statewide.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Peri Gilpin, who plays radio producer Roz Doyle on the NBC sitcom "Frasier," says she worked hard to lose an "unintelligible" childhood accent she developed while growing up in Texas.
U.S. sending CIA director for security talks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- As a fragile cease-fire held, Israel on Wednesday began easing travel and other restrictions on Palestinians that were imposed after last week's suicide bombing outside a Tel Aviv disco.
Saudis pledge OPEC will make up for Iraq shortage
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- OPEC will make up for any shortage in crude oil supplies resulting from Iraq's suspension of exports, the oil minister for Saudi Arabia, the cartel's largest producer, said Tuesday.
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