Northwest announces plan to lure business travelers
MINNEAPOLIS -- Northwest Airlines, still trying to woo back corporate travelers in the wake of Sept. 11, announced a program last week that rewards businesses based on the share of their flying that goes to Northwest.
For some, no time is right time to retire
WASHINGTON -- To retire or not to retire?
Menards appears to be on track for a mid-July opening.
Of mutual interest
NEW YORK -- A few years ago, mutual fund companies were bragging about their portfolio managers. Some of the managers, most notably Fidelity Magellan's Peter Lynch, were showcased on TV shows and in ads to attract new shareholders.
Office space, it's not just the name of a cult-movie hit, it's the current hot question in lakes area development.
Alexandria inventor builds inexpensive set-top computer
ALEXANDRIA (AP) -- On the outskirts of Alexandria, a city best known for summer recreation, inventor Troy Hand set out to build an inexpensive personal computer for schools.
Boutique hopes for traffic from license bureau
It may seem like an odd match when a boutique shares an entrance with the motor vehicle license bureau.
CROSBY -- Linda Anderson joined Peoples National Bank of Mora, Crosby branch as assistant vice president-branch manager.
On the job
Q. My supervisor appears to spend a lot of time playing mah-jongg and other games on her office computer. When I first noticed it about 1 1/2 years ago, I thought it was just a coincidence that she was playing it most times when I came to her door. Subsequently, I learned that other employees under her had also noticed. One staffer even quit over it.
On the money
NEW YORK -- Diplomas in hand, this year's college graduates now must face the real-world test of paying off the student loans and credit card debt they accumulated in school.
Around the watercooler
REQUIRED READING: Even business barons need time away from charts and spreadsheets, and with summer approaching, many executives and managers might be looking for something good to read.
Dear Heloise: My little dog Abby loves to swim. When we take her to some property we own, she heads right for the creek, jumps in and has a wonderful time romping in the water.
Child in need
Kinship Partners is a program that is there for kids.
Boy must someday know truth about absent dad
DEAR ABBY: I have a 5-year-old grandson I adore. His mother (my daughter) is a single parent who left the father of her child after he beat her up. He was charged and spent six months in jail. We assured him at the time that he would have no financial or social obligations to his child whatsoever, and they have had no contact since the incident. That was five years ago when my grandson was a newborn.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 500. Last Friday: 514. Year ago Friday: 424. Thursday actual: 535.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 294, a year ago 272.
MOTLEY -- A two-car crash on Highway 10 created multiple injuries in both vehicles.
1. Review consent calendar and correspondence (8:30 a.m.)
1. Approve agenda
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at World on Wheels skate center in Brainerd about 12:53 a.m. Saturday.
Note: There was a five hour delay in start due to wet grounds, 78 golfers were unable to complete the second round. They will complete the round Saturday morning.
No tourney for whiners
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- Karrie Webb figured it would come down to this.
Levi makes major stride
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Wayne Levi never finished in the top 10 of a major championship during his days on the PGA Tour.
Camp Confidence Classic taking shape
Started as a celebrity golf fund raiser 29 years ago, the Confidence Learning Center Classic has become one of the most successful fund raisers in Minnesota.
Roberts leads Buick Classic
HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) -- Left out of the U.S. Open, Loren Roberts and David Gossett are making sure they have something to show for their short New York visit.
Sure, women having babies later
Economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett is the author of a new book chronicling the unhappiness of successful women who postponed childbearing for the sake of their careers only to learn that they had waited too long.
FDA says Celebrex can't be labeled as safer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration ruled that the popular arthritis drug Celebrex can't be labeled as safer for the stomach than cheaper anti-inflammation drugs.
Towing company pulls city into court
A long-time Brainerd resident said he wouldn't have sold land to the owner of Peterson Towing more than 20 years ago if he had known the problems he would have with the business later.
Abandoned and orphaned fawns have overrun the Garrison Animal Hospital.
Illegal fireworks cited in fire
Investigators have identified the probable cause of the wildfire south of Brainerd as illegal fireworks.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982) - Brainerd city planners, dealing once again with controversial drug store plans in south Brainerd, came up with a recommendation which left both sides dissatisfied.
Date changed for Fourth of July activity
Brainerd Community Action reported a date correction for the Kids Count Too and the Little Miss and Mister Fourth of July Pageant.
Sheriff Dick Ross to seek fourth term
Crow Wing County Sheriff Dick Ross announced Friday he'll seek a fourth term as sheriff, saying he still enjoys serving county residents.
Space station men move out after six-month stay, their replacements move in
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- After a record-setting six-month stay, three men moved out of the international space station and into the newly arrived space shuttle Endeavour.
Administration aims to reduce diesel pollution
The Bush administration announced Friday the federal government will for the first time target high-polluting diesel powered farm and construction equipment, but environmentalists warn the plan could allow some diesel engines to escape stringent control.
Authorities in a California county seek out potential victims of abuse by priests
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Orange County authorities are seeking out potential victims of abuse by Roman Catholic priests rather than waiting for people to file police reports.
Moxley's family weeps in relief over Skakel verdict
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) -- More than a quarter-century after Martha Moxley's death, her family wept tears of relief as Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel was convicted of beating the 15-year-old with a golf club in 1975.
Sept. 11 suspect is competent to defend himself in court, prosecutors say
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Prosecutors believe Zacarias Moussaoui is mentally fit to represent himself against charges of aiding the Sept. 11 attackers, but court-appointed defense lawyers say such a ruling would bring on a legal disaster.
Wildfire burns 23,500 acres, nine homes north of Los Angeles
GREEN VALLEY, Calif. -- Thousands of firefighters battled a wind-whipped wildfire that has consumed 23,500 acres, destroyed nine homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 residents in small forest communities north of Los Angeles.
Secret no more
McLEAN, Va. -- Secrets can get so old they don't matter any more. Try telling that to veterans of the OSS, some of whom have never answered the question: Dad, mom, what did you do in the war?
Salt Lake police frustrated as tips fail to pan out in missing girl case
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Despite hundreds of tips, frustrated police said they had no good leads to help solve the disappearance of a 14-year-old girl reportedly kidnapped from her bedroom at gunpoint.
Lakers win going away
LOS ANGELES -- On so many nights, the other 11 pushed him along as best they could, for this, for the handful of games in June they believed would make them champions again.
Bonds' visit to Yankee Stadium highlights interleague openers
Barry Bonds enjoyed an up-close look at Yankee Stadium's rich history, Sammy Sosa homered at Safeco Field and Ken Griffey Jr. got hurt again in Anaheim.
It's Serena over Venus for French Open title
PARIS (AP) -- Serena Williams made the most of her older sister's shaky serve and beat Venus 7-5, 6-3 Saturday to win the French Open in their second sibling Grand Slam final in nine months.
ALDRICH -- Michael Fread, 40, Aldrich, formerly of Blaine, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, in a auto accident.
Densmore W. Chapin
STAPLES -- Densmore W. Chapin, 89, Staples, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at the Staples Care Center.
Leah T. Behme
NEW HOPE -- Leah T. Behme, 85, New Hope, formerly of Pine River, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at St. Therese Nursing Home in New Hope.
Thomas Arnold O'Brien
CUYUNA -- Thomas Arnold O'Brien, 89, Cuyuna, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at his home.
Alexander 'Alex' T. Barton
LITTLE FALLS -- Alexander "Alex" T. Barton, 77, Little Falls, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at his home.
In Tuesday's editorial, The Dispatch repeated an unfair attack on gubernatorial candidate Brian Sullivan from the Albert Lea Tribune titled "
Housing --The forgotten issue
WASHINGTON--You could call it the forgotten issue--except for the fact that in almost every city I've visited this year, from Sacramento to Tallahassee to Boston, the shortage of affordable housing is close to the top of people's concerns.
Scouting's pinball wizard
Call Louie Hoffmann a pinball wizard.
So it's official: University of Minnesota President Mark Yudof has decided to bolt the North Star State to return to the Lone Star State, where he spent most of his earlier academic career.
Special youth-only archery hunt would miss the mark
In recent years there's been a lot of emphasis on getting youths involved in hunting and fishing.
Should we go for the gold? Minnesota anglers have a new fisheries management plan to debate
Nothing compels a Minnesota fisherman to speak up quicker than a question about bag limits. During last year's review did you, your next-door neighbor and your cousin in Dubuque who fishes here once a year throw in your two cents on the subject? Of course.
It's a matter of steps
Walking up and down a staircase is what Twin Cities bass expert Paul Newman visualizes as he searches for early-season bass.
Fishing is a family affair for the Hansons
You don't have to remind tournament pro Bob Hanson, Pequot Lakes, that this is Take-A-Kid Fishi
Abandoned raccoons find a new home at the animal orphanage
A beeping and a blinking light notified me there had been a phone call when I was out birding on the paths that meander through my land.
The Olympian Plan
The plan takes the DNR's concept of individual waters management and refines it by applying a three-tiered approach to fish possession and length limits. The plan merges the DNR's draft
Babe Winkelman Productions hosted a grand opening May 31 at the company's new offices at 2401 S. Forthun Road in Baxter. During the grand opening money was raised for Lutheran through minnow races, sales of food and a silent auction. The new office is located in the Shanandoah Office Park, also home to five other businesses.
Lisa Johnson and Maurice Slepica were married March 30, 2002, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby with the Rev. Paul Mattson officiating.
When Dan Lund starts to sing, a gathering of bluegrass fans begin to sing along as an informal gathering of musicians fill the Coco Moon in downtown Brainerd with sound from times past.
Cindy Weyer and Jeff Miller announce their engagement. Parents are Bonnie Weyer, Boy River, and Eugene Weyer, Carlisle, and Ida Miller, Brainerd. A July 27 wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Frank and Margaret Belton, Brainerd, will celebrate their 72nd wedding anniversary with their family. They were married June 14, 1930, in Chicago.
Roy Brumberg, Brainerd, will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the 200 entrance dining room at Woodland Apartments. No gifts please.
Rana Kostecki and Joe Browning announce their engagement. Parents are John and Miriam Kostecki, Cottage Grove, and Tim and Jane Browning, Baxter. An Aug. 17 wedding is planned at the Leif Ericson Rose Garden in Duluth.
Iris M. Hayes, Brainerd, will celebrate her 92nd birthday with an open house from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrew's Catholic Church. The event will be hosted by her children.
Cindy Sue Eschenbacher and Bradley Kevin Rakauskas announce their engagement. Parents are Donald and Gladys Pederson, and Margaret Rakauskas, all of Brainerd, and the late Steve Rakauskas. A June 21 wedding is planned with a reception open house from 2-5 p.m. June 22 at the couple's home. No gifts please.
Les and Karen Fundine, Pillager, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Pillager Fire Hall. The event is hosted by their children.
Jessica Lynnette Craft and Quinten Alex Sundvahl were married March 10, 2002, in Negril, Jamaica.
William and Joyce Mitsch, Lake Shore, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married June 8, 1962.
Stacy Nichols and Scott Robin were married April 5, 2002, at St. Christopher's Church in Nisswa with Father George Zeck officiating.
Carolyn Collison and Michael Wood were married Aug. 25, 2001, at Christ Community Church in Nisswa with Pastor Dave Uhrich officiating.
Stacy Lyon and Eric LeDoux were married July 20, 2001, at Living Waters Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids with Pastor Larry Strenge officiating.
Ricketts leads qualifying in BIR event
Chris Ricketts returned to Brainerd International Raceway in command.
Marlin gets soggy Pocono pole
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) -- Sterling Marlin was sitting in the hauler of teammate Jimmy Spencer, watching golf and telling stories when he was informed that he'd won the pole for the Pocono 500.
Murray wins at Sabin
SABIN -- Tommy Murray of Brainerd raced his junior dragster to victory in the 13-17-year-old class in the Castrol GTX Jr. Drag Racing League at Interstate Dragways June 2.
MANKATO (AP) -- A threatened strike was averted at Immanuel-St. Joseph's Hospital on Friday.
Ventura to ride the Mississippi
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura is making new waves as he plans to head down the Mississippi River next month on a personal watercraft to promote Minnesota.
Judge rejects Weaver's attempt to speed up license changes
ST. PAUL -- An administrative law judge refused Friday to let Public Safety Commissioner Charlie Weaver bypass the normal process for enacting new rules in his attempt to restrict driver's licenses for foreigners.
Minnesotan pleads innocent to pipe bomb charges
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- The college student accused of planting pipe bombs in five states pleaded innocent Friday during his arraignment in federal court.
Former appeals judge sentenced for stealing money
MINNEAPOLIS -- A former Minnesota Court of Appeals judge was sentenced Friday to nearly six years in prison for stealing more than $300,000 from a trust fund he oversaw for a mentally retarded woman.
'U' interim president expected serve at least six months
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Robert Bruininks was named interim president of the University of Minnesota on Friday to replace President Mark Yudof, who is leaving to become chancellor of the University of Texas.
Raiders finish fourth at Nationals
CHAUTAUQUA, N,Y. -- The Central Lakes College Raiders men's golf team moved up to fourth in the final round of the National Junior College Division III tournament Friday.
He chooses Gulls' game to pop the big question
Brian Wetzel had more on his mind than just the Brainerd Mighty Gulls baseball team's Northwoods League home opener against the St. Cloud River Bats Friday at Mills Field.
Mighty Gulls, coach shake off opening jitters
Brainerd Mighty Gulls head coach Kyle Crookes was a bundle of nerves heading into his team's home opener against the St. Cloud River Bats Friday night.
Big Lake adapts easily to Class 2A at state track meet
BLAINE (AP) -- In its first year competing against the big schools, Big Lake led the Class AA girls field after the first day of the state high school track and field meet.
BLAINE -- Brainerd Warrior distance runner Justin Grunewald knew coming into the 3,200-meter run at the Class 2A state track and field meet at the National Sports Center in Blaine that he had nowhere to go but up to improve on his last-place finish from a year ago.
Baxter Parks and Recreation
White Sox 9, Brewers 6
Despite exit, Brainerd happy about 'great year'
MANKATO -- Even though their season ended abruptly in the Class 3A state softball tournament Friday, the Brainerd Warriors shouldn't be ashamed.
Area events Saturday
Warriors drop two games in state softball
MANKATO -- Masterful pitching by Erin Donnelly and Laura Clemens couldn't prevent the Brainerd Warriors' early exit from the Class 3A state softball tournament Friday at Caswell Park.
Staples-Motley hurdler guns for finals
BLAINE -- As dark storm clouds loomed over the Class 1A state track and field meet Friday at the National Sports Center in Blaine, hurdler Adam Barnett of Staples-Motley was as electrifying as lightning.
Brainerd Parks and Recreation
Friday's state track and field results
At National Sports Center, Blaine, Minn.
Vikings find a partner for Moss, sign Alexander
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings finally found a new partner for Randy Moss, agreeing to terms with free agent wide receiver Derrick Alexander on Friday.
Twins batter Marlins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Give Ryan Dempster credit. He didn't let a career-worst performance ruin his sense of humor.
ReplayTV's ad skipping riles broadcasters
By virtue of his father's occupation, my son Ike has lived most of his life in a house filled with computers and other electronic gadgets. As a result, he's hard to impress.
Online games still the next big thing, industry experts speculate
LOS ANGELES -- Is the future of the gaming business waiting on the Internet?
RIM's newest BlackBerry takes your calls
NEW YORK (AP) -- In business, communication is key.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance for showers and thunderstorms east this morning. A chance of thunderstorms west and north this afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s northeast to the mid 90s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy north with a chance for showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny south. Highs from the mid 70s to the low 80s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy north. Scattered
I can't wait for summer
Weather drawing by Courtney Metzler of Mr. Trucano's fourth grade class at Baxter school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy west and central...Mostly sunny east. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning northwest. Isolated late afternoon thunderstorms possible far north. Highs in the lower 80s to around 90.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Increasing cloudiness. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing west and south. Highs in the upper 60s northwest to upper 70s southeast.
Lopez splits with husband No. 2 after 8 months of marriage
NEW YORK (AP) -- J.Lo is solo again.
Thanks to the more than 200 volunteers, and the generosity of the community-at-large, 415 Brainerd High School 2002 Graduates enjoyed a supervised and memorable chemical-free night of fun and fellowship at Grad Blast 2002.
Samantha Beth Watson, a 2002 Brainerd High School graduate, will have an open house from 2-6 p.m. Saturday at her home on County Road 23. She will be entering the Navy on June 26.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Victims of clergy abuse
Judge sides with Woody Allen on film contracts in lawsuit against producers
NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge decided Friday that Woody Allen's film producers wrongly interpreted contracts with the comic director, prompting settlement talks in his $12 million lawsuit over the films' profits.
India, Pakistan resume shelling along border
NEW DELHI, India (AP) -- India and Pakistan resumed shelling along their tense border Saturday and three people were killed hours after Pakistan said its jets shot down an unmanned Indian spy plane.
Troops intensify offensive against Muslim extremists after death of American and Filipino hostages
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) -- U.S.-trained troops intensified an offensive to wipe out a Muslim extremist group Saturday after an American and a Filipino hostage died and another American was freed in a rescue mission.
Palestinian gunmen attack Jewish settlement, killing three
KARMEI TSUR, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian gunmen sprayed bullets through a cluster of mobile homes as the Jewish settlers inside were sleeping Saturday, killing three people including a pregnant woman and her husband.
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