Nissan's U-turn sets an example for Japan
TOKYO -- When France's Renault SA bought a controlling stake in Nissan Motor Co. two years ago, the Japanese carmaker seemed to symbolize everything that was wrong with corporate Japan.
Changing habits saves fuel, money
Walking can reduce the gas pains of your next Big Mac attack.
Softail Deuce softens Harley's ride
The 2001 Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce is really two motorcycles: From afar, it has the look and bearing of the classic hopped up American V-twin -- low down and suspensionless in the rear, fork kicked out up front, a slim, low-slung seat.
U.S. car sales took a dip in May
DETROIT -- U.S. car sales fell 1.2 percent in May, with General Motors Corp. gaining slightly but Ford Motor Co. and the Chrysler Group continuing to lose ground.
AUTHORITY: True or false?
"Every great advance in natural knowledge," said Thomas Huxley, "has involved the absolute rejection of authority."
A hangout for youths
Vince Arnone has changed the lives of many through his teaching and youth mission trips.
Godliness or greed? Prayer book seeks 'exponentially expanding blessings
"The Prayer of Jabez" takes root in a single Bible verse, 1 Chronicles 4:10. The text:
There will be a second Sunday picnic on Sunday under the pines at the Pine River City Park.
Ministers' wives face challenge of being husbands' unpaid helpers
Wanted: women to work full time for no pay at their husbands' office. Long hours. Frequent relocation required. Must be polite and understanding at all times.
In a spirit of unity, people gather to pray for you
It's seven o'clock on a Friday evening.
Husbands and wives need time together and time apart
QUESTION: Do you think it is healthy for a husband and wife to work together and to be in each other's company 24 hours a day?
How a top Jewish scholar sees Jesus
Though Jesus was Jewish, few scholars in Judaism have become experts on him. This is a huge loss for both Jews and Christians, since he's unquestionably one of history's most important Jews.
Religious writers promote Bible as self-help manual
NEW YORK (AP) -- Michelle McKinney Hammond says she knows how to look irresistible to men, and it has nothing to do with lipstick or good lighting.
Your work, up close and personal
It's not just that David Whyte thinks work should be taken seriously. He thinks work should be taken personally. Intimately. Profoundly.
Tax bill includes break for college savings plans
WASHINGTON -- Children whose families are taking advantage of education savings accounts will get an extra tax savings when they go to college under new tax laws.
Parents pledge to let children take back the field in youth sports
DEAR ABBY: Youth sporting events are supposed to be fun. Unfortunately, many parents and fans of amateur sports don't realize that their actions, whether verbal or nonverbal, have a lasting, emotional effect on children.
Stubborn vinyl stain
Dear Heloise: I'm hoping you might have some advice for me on how to get stains up from my off-white vinyl flooring in my bathroom. It's yellowed where I keep the bathmat and rug in front of my sink.
Dear Heloise: I have many terra-cotta pots that are developing a white residue on the outside surface. Can this be removed, or do I need to replace the pottery? -- Lisa N., Phoenix
Aunt's private-eye scheming could end up in public eye
DEAR ABBY: I recently visited my "Aunt Selma" in North Carolina. I used to consider her a wonderful person until I found out what she has been up to.
Kids and pets
SAN FRANCISCO -- Contrary to many parents' instinct, infants who grow up with cats or dogs may be less likely to suffer from allergies and asthma later in life, preliminary research suggests.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 197, a year ago 127.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 550.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 248, a year ago 106.
Seize the day, pair rhubarb with strawberries
Time for rhubarb -- that quaint, tart fruit that looks like blushing celery. Botanically, it really is a vegetable, a member of the buckwheat family, but it has legions of passionate fans for its delectable role in desserts and preserves. If you like it fresh, now is its season.
Special recipes for special occasions
June is not only a busy month but a special celebration month as people get together to celebrate many special occasions -- from weddings to graduations.
One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday at Washington Street and Fifth Avenue Northeast.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
Bridget Kuhns and Brandon Ihme, Staples, a girl, Jorie Ann, 7 pounds, 5 ounces, May 23, 2001.
William Jay Goetze, 40, Brainerd, was sentenced in Crow Wing District Court for first-degree conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance and receiving stolen property to a total of about 60 months prison and fined $100.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
Autey, Penny S. and Richard A.
Jeffery E. Manley, 29, and Erin J. Peters, 21, both of Pine River.
Hasselberg grabs first-day lead
ONAMIA -- A new venue and cruel pin placements sent scores soaring in the first round of the Class A boys' and girls' state golf tournament Thursday at Izatys Golf and Yacht Club.
Jeb Bush to seek re-election
MIAMI (AP) -- Gov. Jeb Bush said Friday he intends to run for re-election in 2002.
GOP halts action toward energy fix
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A partisan fight over price caps on Western electricity sales has brought a halt to House attempts to enact short-term energy legislation aimed at helping California deal with this summer's power crisis.
Bush prepared to open security talks with N. Korea
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush says he is prepared to open security talks with North Korea, holding out the prospect of improved relations if the communist government shows a willingness to curb missile development and missile exports.
Deal or no deal
ST. PAUL -- Deal or no deal, Gov. Jesse Ventura has called a special session for 8 a.m. Monday.
Bush signs tax cut into law
WASHINGTON -- Fulfilling a central campaign promise, President Bush signed into law Thursday a $1.35 trillion tax cut bill that will immediately benefit every American who pays income taxes but will require years to take full effect.
House panel kills Bush endangered species proposal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rejecting a prominent part of President Bush's environmental agenda, House Republicans shot down a proposal restricting the ability of environmental groups to get plants and animals added to the endangered species list.
State's economic status is up for discussion
ST. PAUL (AP) -- As budget talks reach a heightened stage of concern, two of Minnesota's top financial officials hoped to shed light Thursday on the state's economic status.
Bush pushes for ways to speed missile defense deployment by 2004
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is considering a crash effort to put in place a rudimentary missile defense system before the end of President Bush's current term in 2004, according to administration officials and a presentation by a major defense contractor.
Session drifting contiues
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The situation at the Legislature worsened Wednesday when no conference committees met, legislative leaders sparred on the airwaves and a coalition of minority leaders urged Gov. Jesse Ventura to veto one of the few tentative agreements.
Samuelson, Salomone air tax reform dispute
Funding for Minnesota agencies is four weeks away from drying up and a key element of the legislative deadlock appears to be the Legislature's attempt at property tax reform.
FDA warns food companies on herbal additives in beverages, cereals
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration has told three food companies that their use of herbal additives in beverages and cereals may be illegal, and the agency plans to send warning letters to more firms in the coming weeks, an FDA official said Thursday.
Obesity greater health risk than smoking, survey indicates
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Obese adults have more chronic health problems than smokers, heavy drinkers or the poor, according to a study released Wednesday.
Families of teens who died puzzled by how infection spread
SALEM, Ohio (AP) -- The families of two teens who died from a meningitis-related disease say their children were not friends and they doubt official reports that they could have passed the infection by sharing a water bottle.
An alternative to the tomato
WASHINGTON -- Years ago, before American tastes awoke to incoming ethnic cuisines and the attendant ingredients they required, "authentic" salsa recipes often called for green tomatoes.
Q & A
Q. Kevin asks: We just moved into a new office with damaged carpeted floors. We have decided to pull up the carpets
Tips about drain cleaning
Near the town of Kusadasi, Turkey, lie the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus. Its hist
California population boom pushing state to its limit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Every weekday before dawn, engineer Martin Wuest drives 82 miles to his job in Silicon Valley. He and his family fled San Jose for the life of "super-commuters" 10 years ago, driven out by rising housing prices as tens of thousands of people poured in.
Feng shui is a trendy home design philosophy
Feng shui talks about creating a harmonious atmosphere inside the home with an energy flow that meanders instead of using straight lines. Too many nooks and corners are considered obstacles to flow.
All about swimming pools
We don't often write about swimming pools because as far as return on investment is concerned, a pool is at the bottom of the l
Grandmother's house is brought back to life
BAXTER -- Memories of grandmother's house were so strong for a Baxter woman that she recreated the elements when building her own home.
Mike, Patty Boen United Way co-chairs
Mike and Patty Boen were named co-chairs of the Crow Wing County United Way this week.
A new magazine
USA Weekend will be The Dispatch's new Sunday magazine starting Sunday.
Never too young to smell the flowers
Grandmother Becky Hasselberg (left) tried to wake her 3-month-old grandson Finn Erholtz with the scent of a cluster of lilacs on the third tee while he slept in the arms of his mother, Heather Hasselberg.
IDs are made in murder-suicide
The husband and wife involved in a murder-suicide Wednesday have been identified by the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department as Dennis Geist, 31, and Dianne Geist, 29.
This was Brainerd
30 years ago (1971) - Fremont Ditty, who has retired after 31 years of service as a clerk, carrier and rural carrier at the Brainerd Post Office, was honored by 75 fellow postal employees and their wives at a retirement party held Saturday night.
Lum Park Beach opens Saturday
Lum Park Beach in Brainerd will officially open Saturday. Lifeguards will be on duty from 1 to 7 p.m. daily throughout the summer.
Friends Paula Tousignant and Andrew Doucette shared a joke on the edge of the Gregory Park fountain Wednesday. The fountain, which has been a fixture at the central Brainerd park for years, is now operating again after a restoration. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
The Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the airport conference room.
There soon could be an easier way for residents in the Brainerd lakes area to find information relating to the area on the Internet.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - Despite its defeat at the polls last year, the Brainerd School Board last night again called for a special "discretionary" tax levy to raise funds for a hard-pressed budget.
CLC head Sally Ihne stricken
Sally Ihne, president of Central Lakes College, was listed in fair condition this morning in the intensive care unit of St. Joseph's Medical Center, following an apparent heart attack.
On page 5A of Wednesday's Dispatch Jason Powers was incorrectly listed as being sentenced for minor consumption.
A Baxter dream home is a combination of a family Victorian legacy and a trendy design philosophy. Look for the story in Friday's Housing section.
County could be added to disaster list
Crow Wing County is one of four Minnesota counties asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be added to the Presidential Disaster Declaration granted May 16.
Academy sees increased global warming in last 20 years
WASHINGTON -- In a study commissioned by the White House, the National Academy of Sciences said Wednesday that global warming "is real and particularly strong within the past 20 years" and said a leading cause is emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels.
Tuxedo-clad lesbian prom king forces Washington state community to debate diversity
FERNDALE, Wash. (AP) -- Krystal Bennett wore a tuxedo to her prom, showed up with her girlfriend and when titles for the prom court were handed out, Bennett was crowned prom king.
Rental housing program stalled
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Apartment hunting in Hoboken, N.J., likely won't get easier any time soon -- or in other tight markets.
Davidian prosecutor gets two years' probation for withholding information on Waco siege
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A former federal prosecutor was sentenced to two years' probation Thursday for withholding information that exploding tear gas canisters were used during the Branch Davidian siege.
Surrogate mother gives birth to quads
PHOENIX (AP) -- A woman who volunteered to be a surrogate mother for her best friend gave birth Wednesday to three girls and a boy.
FBI investigating suspicious damage to wiring of Boeing 737 jetliners at assembly plant
SEATTLE -- The FBI is investigating suspicious damaged wiring found in as many as 10 Boeing 737 jetliners undergoing final assembly at a suburban plant.
Jobless claims jump to highest point since 1992
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New claims for state unemployment insurance shot up last week to the highest level in nearly nine years, suggesting that workers are having trouble holding onto their jobs in the slumping economy.
Michigan probes irregularities in statewide exams
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The state has asked 22 school districts to explain why students wrote identical paragraphs in answer to certain questions on statewide exams, Treasurer Doug Roberts said Thursday.
Smoker with lung cancer wins $3 billion judgment against Philip Morris
LOS ANGELES -- A longtime smoker with lung cancer who won a record $3 billion damage award said Thursday he believed the tobacco industry's claims that smoking was harmless.
Six siblings from Idaho standoff find temporary home with foster family
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) -- Six siblings who holed up in their rural home for five days after their mother's arrest moved in with a foster family who agreed to take all of them.
Medical examiner issues finding
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A medical examiner has changed his finding in the case of an 11-year-old boy who died after being restrained at the care facility where he was a resident.
U.S. agrees not to seek death penalty for alleged sniper Kopp
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department reluctantly agreed Thursday not to seek the death penalty against an abortion foe accused in the notorious sniper slaying of an upstate New York doctor, clearing the way for the one-time fugitive to be extradited from France on murder charges.
Sweetened incentives helping military meet recruitment goals
WASHINGTON -- Tonya Shelton was feeling the weight of $28,000 in student loans when she saw a snazzy commercial promising adventure, travel -- and a chance to pay off her debt. She's in the Army now.
Airlines are found liable in wrongful death of passenger
Two commercial airlines were liable in the wrongful death of an elderly woman because they refused to let her bring her medicine on board -- and then misplaced it, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled Thursday.
56 charged in credit card scam
NEW YORK -- In a fraud bust that federal officials described as the largest ever of its kind, 56 men were charged Wednesday with bilking credit card companies out of $8.5 million.
Underage Bush daughter pleads no contest
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Barbara Bush, one of President Bush's 19-year-old twin daughters, has pleaded no contest to an underage drinking count stemming from an incident last month in a restaurant.
China, U.S. agree on flying home spy plane
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese and U.S. negotiators have agreed on the details for dismantling and flying home a crippled U.S. spy plane, clearing an obstacle to improved bilateral relations, China's Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
McVeigh halts all appeals, awaits execution Monday
DENVER -- Ending three weeks of legal turmoil, Timothy McVeigh has halted all further appeals and says he is prepared to die by lethal injection Monday morning for the Oklahoma City bombing.
Judge won't halt World War II Memorial
WASHINGTON -- Construction preparations for the World War II Memorial on the National Mall can go ahead as planned, a federal judge ruled Thursday, turning aside a lawsuit seeking to postpone the project.
What energy crisis?
WASHINGTON -- What happened to the energy crisis?
Workplace injury hearings planned
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A series of public hearings into work related-injuries is Labor Secretary Elaine Chao's first step toward pursuing a Bush administration policy that protects workers from ergonomics-related injuries through employer cooperation.
TV networks ready for rescheduled McVeigh execution
LOS ANGELES -- Television equipment and coverage plans that were ready for Timothy McVeigh's execution a month ago remain in place for his rescheduled death by injection on Monday.
California auto insurance rates defy upward trend
WASHINGTON -- While Californians are getting squeezed by electricity costs, they are getting the best deal in the country on car insurance because of a unique state law, a consumer group says.
McVeigh's defense files appeal after judge denies execution stay
DENVER -- Timothy McVeigh's attorneys on Thursday asked an appeals court to postpone his execution to give them time to review newly released documents.
Schools used as meningitis shot clinics
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- A mass inoculation against a meningitis-related outbreak got under way Friday as the first of an expected 5,800 high school staff and students received the shots.
FDA approves injection to prevent heartworm in dogs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first long-term injectable drug to prevent heartworm in dogs.
FERC order cuts California power prices
WASHINGTON -- A widely criticized federal order to limit California power prices significantly reduced rates for last-minute electricity purchases during two power emergencies last week, new data shows.
Clijsters reaches French Open final
PARIS (AP) -- Kim Clijsters rallied from the brink of elimination to become the first Belgian to reach the final of a Grand Slam on Thursday, beating Justine Henin in three sets in the semifinals of the French Open.
So this is what a loss is all about
LOS ANGELES -- Into a sticky Wednesday night it appeared, staggering across 11th and Figueroa with a swollen face, missing tooth and torched shorts.
Iverson scores 48 to lead 76ers to OT win
LOS ANGELES -- Shaquille O'Neal leaned down to the microphone and looked across the room, and perhaps across two months and five days of something close to perfection, a stretch of dynamic basketball that put the Los Angeles Lakers into the NBA Finals against what all agreed was an overmatched team.
Devils pin the blame on themselves for Game 6 loss
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The Stanley Cup is picking up some frequent flier miles in this series.
Just like old times with Ali taunting Frazier
VERONA, N.Y. (AP) -- The daughters of Muhammad Ali and "Smokin" Joe Frazier can't wait to slam each other in the ring. "I'm just
Devils go for cup
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The Colorado Avalanche and New Jersey Devils don't want to hear that the Stanley Cup trophy has been sent to Continental Airlines Arena.
STAPLES -- George Knosalla, 89, Staples, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Carrie D. Enquist
AITKIN -- Carrie D. Enquist, 100, Aitkin, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at the Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
Anna M. Dill
Anna M. Dill, 73, Brainerd, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Carl O. Walther
MOTLEY -- Carl Otto Walther, 84, Motley, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
Virginia 'Ginger' Brauer
NISSWA -- Virginia "Ginger" Brauer, 57, Nisswa, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at home.
ROYALTON -- Katherine Cottew, 88, Royalton, died today, June 7, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
False security - Disaptch Editorial
In the 20 short years since its discovery, AIDS -- initially a mysterious disease that inspired considerable panic -- has become woven into our lives.
Creating a community dialogue
My tenure recently ended as the reader's representative on the Brainerd Daily Dispatch editorial board. Someone new (and smarter) has taken my place.
Does Arafat have clout to stop violence?
This editorial was published in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times
As a person with physical limitations, I felt the cartoon regarding the golf handicaps was in very poor taste.
I feel compelled to write this letter to thank and commend the Brainerd High School Faculty and Administration on such a well organized commencement ceremony on May 31. In spite of such a large crowd and class in the gymnasium it was efficiently carried out in a minimal amount of time which entailed a large amount of careful planning.
How to reach federal legislators
Sen. Paul Wellstone
Closure a nebulous word for bombing survivors
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Where typewriters clattered and children napped, there is nothing but water, grass and sky. Sleep is deviled by nightmares. A museum keeps pictures of the dead framed in glass.
OTHER OPINIONS Nursing issues
Regardless of the specific outcomes of the various labor disputes between nurses and metro area hospitals, the negotiations already have produced some changes.
Anderson to try short-track racing
Rookie Sye Anderson of Baxter has already raced his 650-horsepower Wissota Championship Sprint Car a few times this season, nabbing a season-best third-place finish at West Fargo in only his second race.
Don't look for Ziggy in the Moguls race here this weekend
Ziggy Zivkovich of Litchfield, who has raced his alcohol dragster for six years at the Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway, won't race in this weekend's NHRA Federal Mogul Drag Racing Series West Central Division event at the raceway.
Wayne Wooden, owner of Woody's Auto Parts in Merrifield, stood by his Ford Model A Super Modified racer in this photograph taken in 1966. Wooden drove for Sterling Holmes, who was the owner of North Central Motor Speedway. Wooden is still racing and as of June 2 was seventh in the Wissota Street Stock season points standings.
Savvy Savoie best of cyclists
Angelle Savoie could pass for a movie star, and her trailer -- complete with a mirror encircled by lights -- looks like something from the back lot of a Hollywood set.
Gordon back near top
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) -- When Jeff Gordon won for the first time this year, he climbed out of the car, turned to his crew and emphatically shouted, "We're back!"
CBIR lands top racers
The NHRA Federal Mogul Drag Racing Series West Central Division event at the Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway has always featured heavy hitters in the Funny Car class.
North Central Motor Speedway points standings
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Former state Sen. Linda Runbeck will head the state's largest taxpayers advocacy group, officials from the organization announced Friday.
Tests strengthen owl's link to sick students
BAYPORT (AP) -- Tests on the genetic "fingerprint" of salmonella bacteria from an owl have strengthened a link between the bird and dozens of Washington County elementary students who became ill.
BIG LAKE (AP) -- A 17-year-old boy was in critical condition after shooting himself in the head during a six-hour standoff with law enforcement authorities, according to the Sherburne County Sheriff's Department.
Data show economy weakens
ST. PAUL (AP) -- With budget deliberations already severely tangled, Minnesota economists sprinkled some pessimism on the debate Thursday with new figures showing a weakening economy and a smaller-than-expected state bank balance.
Duluth mayor signs smoking measure
DULUTH (AP) -- A tough new smoking ban that would end exemptions for most businesses and give police authority to cite restaurant owners who allow patrons to smoke was signed Wednesday by Mayor Gary Doty.
MCCL leader steps down
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jackie Schwietz, the tough-minded leader of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, announced her departure Wednesday from the anti-abortion group that she led to significant gains.
Jury convicts three men in killings of roofers at Austin motel
HASTINGS (AP) -- Two St. Paul men were sentenced to life in prison Thursday after a jury found them guilty in the shooting deaths of two roofers from St. Paul during a botched robbery at an Austin motel.
Nurses upset over bungled contract vote
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Registered nurses at two Minneapolis hospitals met with their union's officials Wednesday to show their frustration over a bungled ratification vote that has left them with a deal they narrowly rejected.
Paternity testing decision upheld
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A man who established he could be the father of a child should be able to get a paternity test -- even when there is already a presumed father, the state Supreme Court wrote Tuesday.
Painting donated to charity nets $12,500
HOPKINS (AP) -- A Minnetonka man said he was just getting rid of clutter, unaware that an oil painting he donated to a Goodwill store was worth thousands of dollars.
Murder case sent back to Kandiyohi County
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state Supreme Court on Thursday sent a case back to a lower court to determine if an attorney ineffectively represented a Mankato man convicted of killing his wife by throwing her overboard and hitting her with their boat.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Raiders' Sauers leads national tournament
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. -- Joe Sauers of the Central Lakes College Raiders was the individual leader following the second day of the NJCAA Division III men's golf tournament Wednesday.
Local sports shorts
A basketball camp for girls in grades K-12 is scheduled June 25-29 at Staples-Motley High School.
Alexandria snaps 21-game losing streak against Brainerd
No wonder the Alexandria Cardinals were celebrating in the dugout after beating the Brainerd Warriors 5-1 in the second game of the Section 8, Class 3A championship series Wednesday.
Raiders' Sauers keeps lead
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. -- Joe Sauers of Central Lakes College shot a third round of 70 and maintained a three-day total of 217 to pace the field at the NJCAA Division III men's golf tournament Thursday.
9th-grader carries Brainerd's hopes in 3,200
Justin Grunewald wasn't content running for third place.
Gulls find a formula for 3-1 triumph
It is a mere seven games into the season but already the Brainerd Mighty Gulls brain trust has figured out the formula that will give them the best shot at a successful year. The Gulls set up their wins with excellent pitching, back that up with solid defense and wait for the offense to bunch a couple of hits, maybe steal a base and scratch out a run or two.
Warriors head for state again
ALEXANDRIA -- Ben Winterfeld was playing third base like Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, diving once to his left and then to his right to rob Alexandria Cardinals of base hits.
Cardinals advance in state doubles tourney
BURNSVILLE -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals doubles team of Luke Grandlund/Bob Anglin won two matches Thursday to advance to the semifinals of the Class A state tennis tournament.
Warriors to play New Ulm at state
Pairings for the Class 3A baseball tournament neared completion Thursday when the Brainerd Warriors beat the Alexandria Cardinals for the Section 8 championship.
Error-filled sixth inning dooms Gulls
The Waterloo Bucks came into Wednesday night's Northwoods League game against the Brainerd Mighty Gulls looking to salvage the final game of the two-game series.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Mike Weiss' ability to run nearly as fast as a speeding bullet enabled him to qualify for the Class AA state track and field meet in four events as a freshman and sophomore.
Perham ends Staples-Motley's baseball season
WADENA -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals defeated the Bagley Flyers 4-2 in the semifinals and lost 3-0 to the Perham Yellowjackets in the championship game of the Section 8AA baseball tournament Thursday.
BOYS and GIRLS GOLF
Alex alerts Brainerd, gains split
Moments before the first pitch was thrown in the Section 8, Class 3A championship series Wednesday the Civil Defense sirens blared throughout Brainerd.
Alomar's triple sinks Twins
MINNEAPOLIS -- Of all the players Cleveland manager Charlie Manuel would want to bat with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, it's tough to top Roberto Alomar.
Twins impressed with Cleveland
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The AL Central leaders finally met this week. Consider the Minnesota Twins impressed by the Cleveland Indians.
The enduring John Travolta from disco cool to today
NEW YORK (AP) -- F. Scott Fitzgerald once declared that there were no second acts in American lives. One wonders what he would have made of one former Sweathog.
Jacques Art Center intends to break ground next year for expansion project
AITKIN -- The Jaques Art Center expects to break ground next year on its expansion project, despite a shortfall in its fund-raising goals so far, a board member said this week.
Brainerd Area Art Club announces award winners
While the Brainerd Area Art Club eighth annual Spring Expose' is still on display until June 16 at the Crow Wing County Historical Society, Bela Petheo has determined the first, second and merit awards in six categories.
Marion Graham, a Central Lakes College theater and speech instructor, has landed a role in a professional stage production of Jon Hassler's novel "Simon's Night."
What do you think?
NEW YORK MILLS -- The armchair philosophers in this Otter Tail County town will ramble this weekend from the local coffee shops and beauty parlors and into the national limelight.
Vaughan ponders acting future
Heather Vaughan finds herself at one of life's crossroads as her Central Lakes College stage career winds to a close this summer.
Music General dancers complete season
The Music General dancers recently completed their 2001 competition season.
From Rosie O'Donnell, all the ooze that's fit to print
If you've ever fantasized about waking up in a strange bed and seeing Rosie O'Donnell, sick as a dog and extending her middle finger at you -- and, really, who hasn't harbored such fantasies? -- then you'll love the July issue of Rosie magazine.
Noted watercolorist to offer Aitkin workshop
AITKIN -- The Jaques Art Center has recruited a noted California watercolorist to lead its latest workshop offering.
Award-winning children's author to speak in Brainerd
Award-winning children's author Kate DiCamillo will bring some of her wit and writing expertise to Brainerd when she speaks from noon to 1p.m. Monday at the "Brown Bag" lunch program at the Brainerd Public Library.
For week of June 7-13; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Toymaker to offer classes as part of summer program
Toymaker Kent Scheer will kick off the Wolfin' Down Books At Your Library summer reading program with classes on toymaking Saturday at the Brainerd Public Library.
Despite sensory overload, "Moulin Rouge" is love story that works
If there were ever a movie designed for sensory overload, "Moulin Rouge" is it, the visual equivalent of a class five hurricane.
Stringfield returning to 'ER'
NEW YORK (AP) -- The doctor is back in.
Sony and the fake movie critic -- why'd they bother? Investigations under way
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The revelation that Sony Pictures promoted several movies with accolades from a critic who didn't exist raises the question: Why would the studio even bother? And now it's triggered a probe by the Connecticut attorney general.
Geritol Frolics auditions set June 16 at college
Central Lakes College Theatre will hold auditions on the Brainerd campus at 10 a.m. June 16 for the fall production of the new Geritol Frolics production, "Say It With Music."
Minnesota state forecast
Today...A chance of showers and thunderstorms north. Partly cloudy south. Highs in the lower 70s northeast to the lower 80s southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Dense fog advisory for the east this morning...
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 70 to 75. Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows 45 to 55.
Minnesota state forecast
Dense fog advisory southwest through mid morning...
Weather drawing by Billy Yezek of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s. Cooler near lakes michigan and superior.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Areas of morning fog...Otherwise partly sunny. Highs upper 60s to middle 70s. Cooler near lakes michigan and superior.
Nature is great
Weather drawing by Keith Haymaker of Mr. Meyer's second grade class at Lowell school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny with highs in the mid 70s to low 80s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Isolated early morning showers east central and far southwest...Otherwise partly to mostly sunny. Scattered afternoon thundestorms northeast. Highs from the mid 70s to the lower 80s.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Chance of early morning thunderstorms northwest...And a few showers or sprinkles early northeast. Otherwise partly cloudy...With a chance of late afternoon thunderstorms black hills and in the central. Highs in the 70s to mid 80s.
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Names and faces
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Regis Philbin will have another round of new co-hosts on his morning talk show, at least for a little while.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- It's been more than a year since Angelina Jolie caused a stir by kissing her brother at the Oscars, but the show of affection still haunts her.
7 Table Mitchell movement -- North-South: Phyllis DeRosier and Ann Whalen, 107;
Nepal royal massacre probe opens as military questions witnesses
KATMANDU, Nepal -- Investigators went to work Friday looking at fingerprints and spent bullets from Nepal's royal massacre, as officials said the military opened an inquiry into a survivor who described the slaughter to journalists without authorization.
Former Argentine president under house arrest
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Last month former Argentine President Carlos Menem tied the knot with a former beauty queen. Now he's on house arrest, while a judge investigates allegations of illegal arms sales during his 10 years in power.
Guatemalan tribunal finds three officers, priest guilty in bishop's slaying
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- A tribunal on Friday found three military men and a priest guilty of the 1998 slaying of Roman Catholic Bishop Juan Gerardi and ordered a criminal probe into three other military officials in the case.
CIA chief Tenet makes Mideast peace effort
JERUSALEM -- CIA chief George Tenet brought together Israeli and Palestinian security chiefs Friday, the highest-level mediation yet by the Bush administration, in a joint effort to stabilize a cease-fire and prepare the way for resuming peace negotiations.
Knife-wielding attacker kills eight, injures 15 at Japanese school
IKEDA, Japan -- A man brandishing a knife burst into an elementary school on Friday and slashed nearly two dozen people, killing at least eight children, in Japan's worst mass-killing since a deadly nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subways six years ago.
Blair sweeps to victory in Britain
LONDON -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his jubilant Labor Party swept to a second term, winning re-election by such a crushing margin that the leader of the opposition Conservatives resigned.
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