ONAMIA -- Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday on US 169 in Onamia.
Kuerten king of clay But can he rule elsewhere?
PARIS (AP) -- By winning the French Open for the third time, Gustavo Kuerten joined a select group of tennis players.
Schroeder gets first senior win
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) -- John Schroeder's last victory in a professional golf tournament came 20 years ago on another continent.
Lawmakers consider mediation in budget stall
ST. PAUL (AP) -- After nearly a month of fruitless negotiations, some leaders at the Legislature think it might be time to consider mediation to help resolve the issues that triggered a special session.
Court says search warrant needed to use heat-sensing device to peer inside home
WASHINGTON -- Police violate the Constitution if they use a heat-sensing device to peer inside a home without a search warrant, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Official says Bush ready to veto patients' bill of rights plan
1WASHINGTON -- Escalating the battle over a key health care initiative, a senior White House official said President Bush will veto a measure that would give new protections to patients unless the plan is modified.
How to reach Minnesota legislators
Area legislators and how to contact them.
President urges expanded research into global warming
WASHINGTON -- President Bush is calling for expanded research into global warming along with a fresh proposal to seek technologies that can curb greenhouse gases.
Supreme Court rules religious clubs can meet at public schools
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled for a Christian youth group Monday in a church-state battle over whether religious groups must be allowed to meet in public schools after class hours.
Where's the plane crash?
With no flames and no smell of smoke, local authorities desperately searched for a possible plane crash this morning ending in an apparent false alarm.
This was Brainerd
30 years ago (1971)-Centennial activities in Brainerd are gaining momentum. On sale now by Centennial Belle candidates are centennial buttons. The candidate who sells the most buttons between now and Sept. 3 will be crowned the Brainerd Centennial Belle.
Bozo taking final bow in Chicago after 40 years
CHICAGO -- Marie Graff didn't wait until the last minute to try to get tickets for her firstborn daughter to see Bozo the Clown's television show in Chicago.
Russian, Uzbekistan pianists share gold medal at Cliburn competition
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Just before the semifinals of one of the world's most prestigious piano competitions, Stanislav Ioudenitch severely scalded his hand while brewing tea.
Lottery ticket worth $23.7 million remains unclaimed, money goes back to states
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A $23.7 million lottery prize went unclaimed because no one could produce the winning ticket within a one-year deadline, officials said Sunday.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Offering no trace of remorse, Timothy McVeigh went to his death Monday with the same flinty look he showed the world when he was first arrested for killing 168 people in the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building.
With the military
Air Force Airman 1st Class Wesley A. Boggs has graduated from the personnel apprentice course at Kessler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss. He is the son of Mary A. Boggs, Brainerd.
Everest climb struck blow for blind
GOLDEN, Colo. -- For days on end, Ellie Weihenmayer sent e-mail messages to her husband on Mount Everest, reminding him to wear his helmet.
Government to tighten rail merger reviews
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal Surface Transportation Board said Monday it will take a harder look at proposed railroad mergers.
For seven days, injured migrant waited for rescue -- or death
CORONADO, Calif. -- On his third day in Windmill Canyon, Fausto Uriarte Tizoc's water was gone. His throat burned. Even if someone had been within shouting distance, he couldn't make a sound.
Flooding brings death to Houston
HOUSTON -- They found them tangled in trees and trapped in water-logged cars. Death turned up in gutters and in basements. By Sunday afternoon, there were 18 bodies in all, and officials dreaded more lurked undiscovered.
Pirates rally to trip Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates were desperate for a win.
Mariners win again
A day after the end of their 15-game winning streak, the Seattle Mariners started a new spurt.
Horry leads Lakers to win, 2-1 edge in series
PHILADELPHIA -- While a town acquainted itself with this Robert Horry guy, the forward with the balky gait who flung a three-pointer straight into the heart it keeps talking about having, Kobe Bryant waved his hand.
All for Ray, Avalanche completes mission
DENVER -- An arrangement among superstars was fashioned before the opening of training camp, before the first sweat of the NHL season. The Colorado Avalanche was on a distinct mission -- anything less than the Stanley Cup would not suffice.
Radio guide -- WYRQ-FM (92.1), KFML-FM (94.1), KKIN-FM (94.3), KTCF-FM (101.5), KTIG-FM (102.7), WCCO-AM (830), KWAD-AM (920), KKIN-AM (930), KTLF-AM (960), 3WI-AM (1270), KVBR-AM (1340), KLIZ-AM (1380), KLLZ-AM (1600)
ROYALTON -- Kathryn Cottew, 88, formerly of Royalton, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
PILLAGER -- Richard Simons, 79, Pillager, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
PIERZ -- Crystal Sullivan, 37, Pierz, formerly of Little Falls, died Friday, June 8, 2001, as the result of injuries suffered in a car accident.
NISSWA -- Viktoras Birontas, 77, Nisswa, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Thelma 'Toddy' Petrick
AITKIN -- Thelma "Toddy" Petrick, 85, Aitkin, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Carrie D. Engquist
AITKIN -- Carrie D. Engquist, 100, Aitkin, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at the Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
Russell Partridge, 86, Brainerd, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Edward H. Bove
PEQUOT LAKES -- Edward Henry Bove, 91, Pequot Lakes, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Sylvia 'Susie' D. Vogt
Sylvia "Susie" D. Vogt, 54, Brainerd, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at home.
Leona L. Roberts
STAPLES -- Leona L. Roberts, 91, Staples, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Staples Care Center.
Conrad H. Anderson
Conrad H. Anderson, 65, Brainerd, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at home.
Dr. Harold August Christiansen
JACKSON -- Dr. Harold August Christiansen, 89, Jackson, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at Season's Hospice in Rochester.
Gordon S. Johnson
STAPLES -- Gordon S. Johnson, 85, Leader, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at the Greater Staples Care Center.
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My wife and I are a bit out of the habit of writing love letters, but this is an open love letter to the 20,000 students we taught over 35 years. We have sold our home in Brain
Theme for Europe
President Bush's tour of Europe will do much to determine whether the relatively bumpy start his administration has had in transatlantic relations fades with growing familiarity or becomes an enduring problem. No doubt much of his discussions with European leaders will be dominated by the issues of missile defense and global warming. It is unlikely those differences can be resolved this week.
Baffert wonders what could have been
NEW YORK (AP) -- As he boarded the van that would transport him to the plane that would take him back to Kentucky, Point Given was on his best behavior.
Burning to win
Dave Wells of LeMars, Iowa completed his burnout in his Federal Mogul Dragster in the semifinals of the NHRA Federal Mogul Drag Racing Series West Central Divisional at the Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway on Sunday. Wells went on to win and defended his title.
Reason or not, Wells wins at CBIR
NHRA drag racing is a sport where there is usually a reason a racer loses besides his opponent having a faster car.
Gordon wins Kmart 400
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) -- Don't look now, but Jeff Gordon is back on top in NASCAR.
Pequot driver wins
For the first time in two years, the Wissota Championship Sprint Special at North Central Motor Speedway finished with some local flavor.
Auto racing scoreboard
At Michigan International Speedway
Legislators speak out on death penalty
ST. PAUL (AP) -- There was no legislation before them, but three Minnesota lawmakers spoke up on the death penalty hours after Timothy McVeigh was put to death Monday.
There's a chance stadium could resurface
ST. PAUL (AP) -- There's a glimmer of a chance that a stadium bill or two could be debated in the special session that got under way on Monday.
Lawmakers report for special session, but still no deal
ST. PAUL -- The Legislature returned to the Capitol Monday for the 40th special session in state history, but lawmakers weren't ready to wrap up business for the year as Gov. Jesse Ventura had hoped.
Forest tent caterpillars feasting on Minnesota trees
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Forest tent caterpillars are expected to defoliate more than 4 million acres of trees in northern Minnesota by the end of the month in the first peak year for the pesky worms since 1990.
Argument favoring assisted suicide wins Think-off
NEW YORK MILLS (AP) -- A Massachusetts woman took home the title of America's Greatest Thinker after claiming first place at this year's Great American Think-off.
Motion detecting signs to warn drivers of deer near road
MARSHALL (AP) -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation will test a motion detector system to alert motorists when a deer is near Minnesota Highway 23 by Camden State Park, an area where many deer are struck by cars.
Paynesville man drowns in Lake Osakis
LONG PRAIRIE (AP) -- The identity was released Sunday of a Paynesville man who apparently drowned in Lake Osakis.
Brainerd Mighty Gulls at Waterloo, Iowa, 7:05 p.m.
W-DC's Asfeld wins state 1600
BLAINE -- Adam Asfeld didn't think he could win, but he was hoping to break a Wadena-Deer Creek school record.
Gulls win 12-inning marathon
Most of the Mighty Gulls players have probably never heard of Grandma's Marathon, but they gave the fans Sunday night at Mills Field a sneak preview.
Buckman hands Pierz Brewers first loss
Scott Geiger, Dave Woitalla, Peter Herman and Mark Cekalla hit home runs for the Buckman Billygoats in a 13-3 Victory League amateur baseball win over the Pierz Brewers Sunday.
Local sports shorts
A fan bus has been chartered for the Brainerd Warriors appearance in the Class 3A state baseball tournament.
BLAINE -- Staples-Motley's 4x200-meter relay set a school record on its way to a fourth-place finish in the Class A state track and field meet Saturday at the National Sports Center.
Little Falls athlete claims 7th in long jump
BLAINE -- Kerry Herdegen of Little Falls jumped 43 feet, 7 inches to claim seventh place in the Class AA boys' triple jump Saturday afternoon at the National Sports Center.
Staples-Motley wins relay crown
BLAINE -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals 4x800-meter relay team claimed its second consecutive Class A state championship on Saturday in front of nearly 5,000 spectators.
Jason Tholl of the state champion Staples-Motley 4x800 relay team passes a tense moment during the third leg of the race. The Cardinals had just begun to open up their lead in Saturday's race at the National Sports Center in Blaine. To his right is teammate Bobby Burton.
Minnesota state forecast
Flash flood watch for west central minnesota today...
The Weather Elsewhere
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny this morning...Increasing cloudiness this afternoon. A chance of thunderstorms developing north...Some may be severe. Highs from around 90 far north to the mid 90s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny and warm. Scattered afternoon thunderstorms
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly sunny west and central. Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms east. Highs in the 70s west and north central...And 85 to 95 northeast through southeast.
Area could be in for stormy weather
The Brainerd area could be in for severe weather most of today.
State forecast for North Dakota
Flash flood watch extreme southeast today...
Time to go fishing
Weather drawing by Bobbi Sue Kruchten of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
A place for everything
Dear Heloise: My husband and I do a lot of traveling, and it is always a problem finding space in the bathrooms for toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, cosmetics, etc. He came up with a great solution.
Study: Cigarette ads have more impact than anti-tobacco efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Joe Camel may be gone, but cigarette makers are still coming up with ads that have a greater impact on young people than anti-smoking messages, said a study released Monday.
Young prisoner in real jail tells teen to count blessings
DEAR ABBY: Yesterday was my 20th birthday. Aren't birthdays supposed to be happy occasions? Well, if you're in jail and on your way to prison like me, maybe not.
Names and faces
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Chronicle executive editor Phil Bronstein underwent foot surgery after being attacked by a Komodo dragon at the Los Angeles Zoo.
Philippine rebels delay execution of American captive
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) -- A Muslim extremist group delayed the beheading of an American captive among a group held hostage for two weeks, and confirmed that his band attacked a plantation and abducted more people Monday.
Macedonians launch fierce attack on villages
LOPATE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia's government on Monday launched a fierce attack on northern villages held by ethnic Albanian insurgents, ignoring threats by guerrillas to carry their fight into major cities.
Israeli-Palestinian mediation, deaths continue
JERUSALEM -- A 5-month-old Israeli baby died Monday, nearly a week after a stone smashed the windshield of the family car, while diplomats pressed ahead with efforts to curb violence and put peace talks back on track.
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