The Deerwood Lakes Lions Club awarded three $1,000 scholarships. The recipients are Amber Buttler of Aitkin High School, will attend the University of Minnesota, Duluth, to major in education to teach Ger
DEAR ABBY: Last year, our family started a tradition I hope lasts for generations to come.
LONGVILLE -- A Bethel woman was injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday that occurred on Highway 84, two miles south of Longville, the State Patrol reported.
Keep in touch with your federal lawmakers
Sen. Paul Wellstone
Pak becomes youngest in LPGA to win four majors
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- Se Ri Pak stole the show from 45-year-old Beth Daniel, turning a four-stroke deficit into a three-stroke victory at the LPGA Championship on Sunday to become the youngest woman to win four major titles.
BATTLE FOR BLOOD
WASHINGTON -- Of the 14 million pints of blood donated each year, just 250 come from teen-agers at Shawnee Mission North High School outside Kansas City. But in the intensely competitive business of blood banking, that was plenty to fight over.
Meth use among women growing across U.S.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- To outsiders, Debra Breuklander appeared to be a tireless single mother of three. She had an immaculate home in a middle-class suburb, perfect credit and was a homeroom mom at her children's schools.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 10 - 40 years ago (1962) - Another plea for a halt in the rising tax load on lakeshore property is being circulated in the state. Rising lakeshore taxes are becoming a real problem in counties such as Crow Wing County.
Officials say search for Hess not over
Search efforts will continue for a missing 28-year-old Brainerd man who is believed to have died from hypothermia in February.
Playing in the park
Honna Brown (left) of Grove City and Mary Seim of St. Paul played their violins at the beginning of the Nisswa-Stamman Saturday in Nisswa.
On Page 2C in Sunday's Dispatch, the name of Inis M. Hayes of Brainerd was misspelled in her 92nd birthday announcement.
Brainerd retired firemen, spouses and widows will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Chaparral restaurant on Highway 25 north of Brainerd.
GARRISON -- It's a scenario that plays out over and over again throughout the Brainerd lakes area this time of year.
High court rules against employee in disabilities case
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Americans with Disabilities Act does not entitle people to jobs that might jeopardize their health.
Astronauts begin robot-arm work outside space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Astronauts latched a new work platform to the international space station on Monday that will enable a 58-foot robot arm to travel across the orbiting complex via rail car.
Historians oppose plans to destroy pistol used in killing Selena
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- Historians are bemoaning plans to destroy the gun used in the killing of Tejano music star Selena, which was found last month in the home of the court reporter for the murder trial.
Bush planning new strike first military policy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, in the first national security strategy he submits to Congress, will formalize his new "strike first" military policy against terrorists and rogue states that possess chemical, biological or nuclear weapons.
Three killed at Catholic abbey
CONCEPTION, Mo. (AP) -- A gunman opened fire Monday at a Roman Catholic abbey in northern Missouri, killing three people, including two monks, authorities said.
Divided court rules against sex offenders
WASHINGTON -- A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can limit privileges of sex offenders who won't admit to crimes as part of therapy.
Man suspected of terrorist plotting arrested
WASHINGTON -- The government arrested a U.S. citizen with an alleged al-Qaida connection and suspected of plotting to build and detonate a radioactive "dirty" bomb in an attack in this country, possibly against Washington.
SANDUSKY, Ohio -- Long before roller coasters launch their riders through cobra rolls, hair-raising twists and corkscrews, many must pass the "Fred" test.
Firefighters cautious about battling latest wildfires burning in Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Fire teams overpowered by a wildfire guarded dozens of homes in western Colorado rather than trying to fight the ferocious flames that burned across at least 7,300 acres, destroying 24 homes and sending residents fleeing.
Missing woman found alive after two weeks in woods
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) -- A 68-year-old woman with a mild case of dementia apparently survived nearly two weeks in the woods alone by nibbling on candy.
Court to referee redistricting case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a congressional boundary dispute from Mississippi, a victory for Democrats who are contesting a plan that helps Republicans.
Survey shows public has trouble understanding foreign events; gain in interest since Sept. 11 minor
WASHINGTON -- After the Sept. 11 attacks, there was talk that the American public would finally become more interested in foreign news, long treated as a backwater by many media organizations.
Lakers rally past Nets for 3-0 lead
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A few miles from the world famous Vince Lombardi rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike, the Los Angeles Lakers found that winning's not everything, it's the inevitable thing.
Tyson's body, mystique take beating
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Like Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali before him, Mike Tyson has discovered he is no longer invincible.
U.S moves within point of World Cup second round
DAEGU, South Korea (AP) -- The United States wasted a late lead, yet was jubilant. South Korea got a big tying goal, and trudged off the field.
At long last, Costa a Grand Slam winner
PARIS (AP) -- Albert Costa watched through the years as his friends and countrymen made Roland Garros their clay-court playground.
41-year-old Red Wing savors goal in third overtime
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Igor Larionov might have been checking the time as Saturday's Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals crept into Sunday morning and a third overtime.
Record Belmont crowd sees history
ELMONT, N.Y. -- A record crowd of 103,222 jammed Belmont Park hoping to see history made Saturday, and they did -- but it wasn't the history everyone expected.
LITTLE FALLS -- Hilda Wendland, 94, of Randall, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Densmore W. Chapin
STAPLES -- Densmore W. Chapin, 89, of Staples, died Friday, June 7, 2002 at the Staples Care Center.
Deborah Jo Sterle
HIBBING -- Deborah Jo Sterle, 44, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at University Medical Center-Hibbing.
Irene G. Monson
PINE RIVER -- Irene G. Monson, 85, of the Whispering Pines Nursing Home, Pine River, formerly of Pequot Lakes, died Monday, June 10, 2002 at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Vivian M. Holm
AITKIN -- Vivian M. Holm, 82, of Aitkin, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at the Aicota Health Care Center.
Norman A. Bellefeuille
Norman A. Bellefeuille, 89, of Brainerd, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Dawson K. Herron
Dawson K. Herron, 3, of Brainerd, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at his home.
Alexander 'Alex' T. Barton
LITTLE FALLS -- Alexander "Alex" T. Barton, 77, of Little Falls, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at his home.
Joseph 'Joe' Ringwelski
LITTLE FALLS -- Joseph "Joe" Ringwelski, 54, of Little Falls, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Evelyn LuJean 'Dolly' Gablou
Evelyn LuJean "Dolly" Gablou, 87, of Brainerd, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at her home.
We are the parents of the missing young man, Shawn Hess. The one whose missing person articles were published in your paper.
Not green enough
Minnesota can be considered a veritable mecca for insurgent third parties. It's governor is maverick independent Jesse Ventura. Its own Democratic Party is an outgrowth of the Farmer-Labor Party. No surprise, then, that its Green Party is one of the best organized in the country.
Miller, Treichler, Musel, Kennedy race to victory at NCS
Things looked bleak Saturday as the Wissota Championship Sprints prepared to make their first stop at North Central Speedway in 2002.
Schmeeckle surges past Ormsby
Maybe a power surge, which knocked out the computer timing system at Brainerd International Raceway during the NHRA Lucas Oils Drag Racing Series West Central Division Top Alcohol Dragster finale, was an omen for Ed Schmeeckle.
Jarrett gets lucky, wins at Pocono
LONG POND, Pa. -- Dale Jarrett would have felt better about his prospects of winning the Pocono 500 had he been chasing anybody but Robert Yates Racing teammate Ricky Rudd.
NEW YORK MILLS (AP) -- A 27-year-old information technology manager from Richmond, Va., is the "World's Greatest Thinker," after winning the 10th annual Great American Think-Off on Saturday.
Unemployment, poverty down on reservations
Although unemployment and poverty rates on Minnesota's Indian reservations dropped by a third during the 1990s, serious problems still persist on outstate reservations, according to the Census Bureau.
When parents pull out the family album and look back at old photos of their children they're often jolted at the change that's taken place in just a few years.
FOREST LAKE (AP) -- An elderly couple from Iowa was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after a small airplane they were in clipped power lines and landed in a swamp.
Flooding besets northwestern area
ADA (AP) -- Residents in flooded areas of northwestern Minnesota braced for more rain Monday, a day after Norman County commissioners declared a countywide state of emergency to open the door for state help.
Six school districts struggle to combine
LAKE BENTON (AP) -- Six tiny southwestern Minnesota school districts -- fierce rivals at times -- have been wrestling for nine months about how to form a single system to cut costs.
Northwoods League Baseball
W-DC's Buresh wins 800-meter dash
BLAINE -- On a cloudy, overcast day at the Class 1A state track and field meet at the National Sports Center, the sun shined on Wadena-Deer Creek runner Avery Buresh.
Mankato hands Gulls first loss
The Brainerd Mighty Gulls finally caught a break with two out and two on in the bottom of the ninth Sunday night.
Shogren pitches gem at St. Cloud
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Bees won two of four games in the St. Cloud tournament over the weekend to finish sixth.
Rodriguez 10th, Clabo 16th at state meet
BLAINE -- As shot putter Ashley Rodriguez's track and field season ended Saturday at the Class 2A state track and field meet at the National Sports Center, thoughts of what might have been couldn't have been farther from her mind.
Fort Ripley outscores Randall
FORT RIPLEY -- Nate Hines hit a solo home run and Matt Means pitched seven solid innings to lead the Fort Ripley Rebels past the Randall Cubs 8-6 in Victory League amateur baseball Sunday.
Lee homers twice to beat Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Derrek Lee helped put the Florida Marlins ahead with a pair of 400-foot homers to center field. Then the first baseman preserved the lead with the play of the game Sunday in a 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins.
State track meet
Saturday's final results
Sparks fly past Lynx
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mwadi Mabika scored 21 points and Lisa Leslie shook off foul trouble to score seven points over the final 4:17 as the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 76-72 Saturday night.
At Caswell Park, North Mankato
Minnesota state forecast
Flood watch northwest today...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon north. Showers and thunderstorms likely south....Mainly in the afternoon. Highs mainly in the 80s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Thunderstorms ending this morning northeast. Otherwise mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms redeveloping mainly this afternoon...Statewide. Highs from the upper 50s northwest to the mid 80s southeast.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny west with a chance of showers in the black hills. Partly to mostly cloudy east with a chance of shower
We need rain
Weather drawing by Jared Mendicino of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Names and faces
LONDON (AP) -- Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger is to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to music, newspapers reported Sunday.
Thousands of Russian fans riot after soccer loss
MOSCOW (AP) -- City officials banned the broadcast of World Cup soccer games on big outdoor screens after thousands of fans rioted during Russia's loss to Japan, setting cars on fire, smashing windows and fighting police and each other in violence that left two people dead.
Israelis enter Ramallah, ring Arafat's compound
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli tanks and troops charged into Ramallah before sunrise Monday, surrounding the compound of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and arresting 20 suspected militants in searches throughout the city.
White House defends latest Israeli assault
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon headed into his latest Mideast talks with President Bush on Monday, the White House defended Israel's latest assault on the Palestinian Authority headquarters in the West Bank.
Surviving hostage thanks rescuers
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Former hostage Gracia Burnham left the Philippines on Monday to reunite with her children in America, offering her gratitude before she departed to the U.S. and Philippine soldiers who risked their lives to rescue her and her husband.
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