ONAMIA -- Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday on US 169 in Onamia.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 184, a year ago 127.
Crow Wing sheriff
Monster par 5 gets their attention at Southern Hills
TULSA, Okla. -- The biggest buzz Monday was created by the 642-yard, par-5 fifth hole, the longest hole in U.S. Open championship history and a hole that everyone was eager to watch the pros play.
Wild North golf Northeast Minnesota courses work together to compete with lakes area
LUTSEN (AP) -- Minnesota golfers are finding that playing "up north" can mean more than just the Brainerd lakes area.
Izatys gets high marks for smooth golf meet change
Izatys Golf and Yacht club had a few growing pains in its first year of hosting the Class A state boys' and girls' golf tournament, but overall things went smoothly.
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.
U.S. Open begins to heat up
TULSA, Okla. -- Jesper Parnevik played a practice round at Southern Hills on Monday and it was so hot, his Popsicle-purple pants nearly melted.
Budget impasse leaves public TV funding in limbo
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Two lawmakers crafting a major state spending bill are concerned that rural Minnesota may lose access to longtime public television programs like "Sesame Street" if the state doesn't act soon.
How to reach Minnesota legislators
Area legislators and how to contact them.
Bush dismisses global warming accord, calling it fatally flawed
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Monday declared the Kyoto global warming agreement of 1997 to be "fatally flawed," and said more scientific research must be done before the world can devise a workable strategy for dealing with climate change.
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.
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.
Half of absentee fathers have other children in their lives, too
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Half of fathers who live apart from their children are tied to at least one other set of kids, researchers said Monday, meaning many dads face complicated decisions about where to spend their time and money.
Governor says Senate DFL reneged on agreement
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura went a step further in his criticism of lawmakers Tuesday, accusing Senate DFLers of backing out of an earlier budget agreement.
Poll: Most Americans support missile shield
WASHINGTON -- A just-released poll has found that a majority of Americans supports proposals to build a missile defense system, even if the system is costly.
Session wasn't so special to lawmakers
ST. PAUL (AP) -- 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.
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.
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.
Bush begins European trip with vow of loyalty
MADRID, Spain -- President Bush opened his first tour of Europe on Tuesday with a leisurely tour of a royal game preserve and a promise to skeptical allies that, trans-Atlantic tensions aside, he'll be a "trustworthy friend" in Washington.
Pillager hardest hit in area
Severe thunderstorms, featuring strong winds, heavy rain and large hail, made their way across the area Monday.
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
20 years ago (1981)-Miss Brainerd Pam Bensen will leave for Austin today to begin the grueling week that will climax June 20 in the coronation of
Forecast calls for stormy week
Monday's severe thunderstorms could be just a preview of what's to come the rest of this week.
Charges have been dropped against a third person alleged to have been involved in an assault and robbery in March.
General fund balance to dip in next year's Brainerd school budget
The Brainerd School District's general fund balance will drop an estimated $786,000 in next year's school budget.
8 injured after storms batter state
BENSON (AP) -- A 12-year-old boy was listed in critical condition after he and six other people were injured when a tornado struck this west-central Minnesota town.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Army's black beret day Thursday
WASHINGTON -- A small group gathered around Army Lt. Col. Steve Campbell's Pentagon desk as he tried on his new black beret.
NEW YORK -- In a nation famous for vicious criminals, there has never been anyone quite like Timothy McVeigh. Al Capone was a thug and Richard Speck was a sadist -- but the remorseless, crew-cut man who blew up a federal building in Oklahoma City, killing so many innocent people, was an ideologue, a terrorist without precedent in the American experience.
Advocates say drug-price increases hitting seniors hard
WASHINGTON -- The prices for medicines used by the elderly have been rising more rapidly than their other normal living costs, says a group that advocates federal aid for prescription drugs.
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.
Report opposes discipline in Los Alamos blaze
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A new report on last year's wildfire that left more than 400 families homeless in Los Alamos recommends against disciplining any National Park Service workers, blaming the fire on inadequate agency policies, rather than staff mistakes.
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.
Judge sets free man convicted of two murders
SAN FRANCISCO -- A man serving a life sentence for two 1984 murders was released from prison on bail Monday after a judge said she believed there were problems with his trial.
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.
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.
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.
USDA says a Y2K child will cost $165,630 to raise
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Parents of Y2K babies may gasp when they check out the final tab.
Houston residents return home to find storm destruction
HOUSTON (AP) -- Dayon Kane spent the day spraying his home with disinfectant, pulling up soggy carpets, and carrying soaked clothes and furniture to the street curb.
Explosion rocks Tacoma medical clinic where doctor performed abortions
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A doctor at a medical clinic that was rocked by an explosion believes he may have been the target because he occasionally performs abortions at the facility.
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.
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.
Miami stays unbeat in CWS
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Miami's relievers figured it was their turn.
Pirates rally to trip Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates were desperate for a win.
Playful Shaq challenges Mutombo
PHILADELPHIA -- For months, their huddles were silent.
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)
Steinbrenner lashes out at Yankees
NEW YORK (AP) -- George Steinbrenner is unhappy with the New York Yankees. This time, he's blaming Derek Jeter, David Justice, Tino Martinez and Chuck Knoblauch.
Bonds does it his way in HR chase
SAN FRANCISCO -- It wouldn't take much to reverse the reputation Barry Bonds has spent so many years acquiring.
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.
PILLAGER -- Richard Simons, 79, Pillager, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Russell Partridge, 86, Brainerd, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Leona L. Roberts
STAPLES -- Leona Louise Roberts, 91, Staples, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Staples Care Center in Staples.
Dr. Harold August Christiansen
JACKSON -- Dr. Harold August Christiansen, 89, Jackson, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at Season's Hospice in Rochester.
Thelma 'Toddy' Petrick
AITKIN -- Thelma "Toddy" Petrick, 85, Aitkin, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Richard Simons, 79, Pillager, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at his home.
PIERZ -- Crystal Sullivan, 37, Pierz, formerly of Little Falls, died Friday, June 8, 2001, as the result of injuries in a motor vehicle accident.
Clifford Crowley, 48, Pine River, died Sunday, June 10, at his residence.
Sylvia 'Susie' D. Vogt
Sylvia "Susie" D. Vogt, 54, Brainerd, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at home.
Russell L. Partridge, 86, Brainerd, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Gordon S. Johnson
STAPLES -- Gordon S. Johnson, 85, Leader, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at the Greater Staples Care Center.
Edward H. Bove
PEQUOT LAKES -- Edward Henry Bove, 91, Pequot Lakes, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Martha Zyvoloski, 105, the Little Falls woman who achieved her ambition of living in three centuries, died Monday, June 11, 2001, at St. Otto's Health Care Center in Little Falls.
Carrie D. Engquist
AITKIN -- Carrie D. Engquist, 100, Aitkin, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at the Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
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.
Michael J. Stage
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Michael J. Stage, 46, Chandler, Ariz., formerly of Minneapolis, died Sunday, June 10, 2001.
ROYALTON -- Kathryn Cottew, 88, formerly of Royalton, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Conrad H. Anderson
Conrad H. Anderson, 65, Brainerd, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at home.
Leona L. Roberts
STAPLES -- Leona L. Roberts, 91, Staples, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Staples Care Center.
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Regulators broaden probe of energy company
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators Monday broadened a high-profile inquiry into allegations that a Texas energy company manipulated California's natural gas market, in a departure from a previous ruling.
It didn't surprise anyone when the 2000 census revealed significant growth in the Brainerd lakes area in the last 10 years.
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.
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
Turning health care on its head
PITTSBURGH--It was a gathering of lions, a meeting any health care lobbyist would have paid big money to crash. Seated around the table at a local hospital the other day were Tommy Thompson, the secretary of health and human services; the most influential senators in their parties on health issues, Democrat Ted Kennedy and Republican Bill Frist; Dr. Mark McClellan, a health policy adviser to President Bush; assorted senior staffers from Washington and health experts from around the nation.
Gordon wins Kmart 400
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) -- Don't look now, but Jeff Gordon is back on top in NASCAR.
Auto racing scoreboard
At Michigan International Speedway
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ventura team details plans to deal with government shutdown
ST. PAUL -- While calling the possibility of a government shutdown remote, a Ventura administration team released details Monday on how it was preparing for one if the Legislature doesn't pass a budget by June 30, the fiscal year's end.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gulls lose pitching duel
WATERLOO, Iowa -- Lincoln Mincks gave up just one run, but that's all the Waterloo Bucks needed as they topped the Brainerd Mighty Gulls 1-0 Monday in Northwoods League baseball.
Scearcy vs. Senske Two of state's best coaches, teams to meet at state
It should be the marquee matchup in the quarterfinal round of the Class 3A state baseball tournament.
Brainerd Mighty Gulls at Waterloo, Iowa, 7:05 p.m.
Brainerd Mighty Gulls at Waterloo, Iowa, 7:05 p.m.
Local sports shorts
A fan bus has been chartered for the Brainerd Warriors appearance in the Class 3A state baseball tournament.
All-Central Lakes Conference teams announced
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.
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.
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.
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.
DULUTH -- Several Brainerd area residents have registered to compete in Saturday's Garry Bjorklund Half-Marathon and the 25th annual Grandma's Marathon in Duluth.
Walsh re-signs with Vikings
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Wide receiver and special-teams player Chris Walsh has re-signed with the Minnesota Vikings, the team announced Monday.
Final team results from state prep softball tournament.
Area could be in for stormy weather
The Brainerd area could be in for severe weather most of today.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe southwest and south central this afternoon. Highs in the 60s west to the lower 80s southeast.
State forecast for North Dakota
Flash flood watch extreme southeast today...
The Weather Elsewhere
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.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Showers and thunderstorms south this morning. Otherwise partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s north...To 80s south.
Iowa state forecast
Today...A chance of thunderstorms north. Hot and humid south. Highs from 85 to 95.
Time to go fishing
Weather drawing by Bobbi Sue Kruchten of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of afternoon thunderstorms south. Highs from 70 to 80.
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 North Dakota
Today...Cloudy with scattered showers west. A few thunderstorms possible southwest. Becoming cloudy with a chance of showers central. Possibly a thunderstorm south central. Increasing clouds east. Highs 65 to 75.
Actor gets married in complete Superman costume
METROPOLIS, Ill. (AP) -- In the end, Superman didn't marry Lois Lane. He married Marcella Encinas.
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.
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.
Names and faces
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) -- It was supposed to be the announcement of the Kennedy political dynasty passing its torch to a new generation.
Caregiver stretched too thin needs break
DEAR ABBY: I was disturbed to read the letter from "Exhausted and Angry," who is single-handedly raising her two children, working a 40-hour week, caring for her bedridden mother, and is now faced with demands to care for her obnoxious "Aunt Stella."
Dear Heloise: I recently had to start taking two prescriptions daily. One of the best ways to fill your prescriptions is by mail order for a 90-day supply, now offered through most health-care plans.
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.
World response to execution very negative
BERLIN -- With rare exceptions, the world watched with horror and disbelief Monday as U.S. authorities inflicted the ultimate penalty on America's most notorious terrorist.
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.
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.
Philippine rebels claim American captive executed
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines -- Muslim rebels claimed Tuesday that they beheaded one of three American hostages and threatened to kill more of their captives on a jungle-covered island despite a concession by the Philippine government.
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.
Something to be said for election excess
LONDON -- Wake a card-carrying member of Common Cause in the middle of the night, ask hi
Hopes of U.S.-mediated deal dim after Israel-Palestinian talks
JERUSALEM -- Expectations dimmed Tuesday that a U.S.-mediated agreement would emerge anytime soon to end Israeli-Palestinian violence, even though Israel said it accepts a proposal made by CIA chief George Tenet.
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