No more ho-hum
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp., once a leader in automotive style but resigned for the last three decades to producing largely ho-hum vehicles, is designing a comeback.
With Mitsubishi's Montero, a sport-brute takes a civilized turn
WASHINGTON -- An ascetic would see things differently. He'd object to the wood trim, leather seats, tinted windows and big-boom sound system in the 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited sport-utility vehicle.
Saturn strives to be more user-friendly
Not too long ago, a good reputation, affordable pricing and friendly showrooms did much to popularize the Saturn.
Church burns symbolic mortgage
BAXTER -- "Some have planted, some have watered, and I have been able to reap in the harvest and pay off the debt," said Pastor Al Klasky of Heartland Alliance Church in Baxter.
Rewards for children become bribes if parents don't use them carefully
QUESTION: You've addressed before the use of rewards in influencing kids. Isn't a mother manipulating the child by using rewards and punishment to get him to do what she wants?
The following students were recently confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd: Monica Soderman (front, left), Katie Curell, Shaina Radunz, Jade Martin, Annie Mitchell (back, left), Ethan Grev, the Rev. Alfred Luehmann, Gerald Stange and Matthew Soderman.
What will we tell them about our land?
The tourists are upon us! The summer people are here. What will we tell them about our land? What's important to us?
Jury decides ousted congregation has rights to church in Hastings
HASTINGS (AP) -- Part of a Lutheran congregation locked out of its church by a dissenting group has rights to the building, a Dakota County jury decided Monday.
Muslims plan training for lobbyists
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a public affairs organization, has announced the opening of a Muslim training center for political lobbying, grassroots activism, public relations and community leadership.
Spring, early summer vegetables pack good nutrition
NEW YORK (AP) -- Locally grown fresh vegetables make an especially welcome showing each spring and early summer. Serving them raw as ''crudites'' or lightly cooked makes the most of their nutritious value, and also makes preparation fast and easy for the cook.
Tips for whipping cream offered
To enjoy the ''creme de la creme,'' here are some tips from the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council to bear in mind as you whip the cream for summer desserts:
Make meals Dad will enjoy this weekend
In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. I feel exceptionally blessed to still have my dad. I have a special place deep in my heart for my dad and feel so complimented when people tell me I am so much like my father.
Transform blueberries into juicy toppings for summertime desserts
Blueberries in their summer season can easily be transformed into juicy toppings for desserts or ice cream or whatever takes your fancy.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 262, a year ago 122.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 500.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 550.
LITTLE FALLS -- Two Menahga teens were injured in a one-vehicle rollover Thursday three miles south of Little Falls on Highway 10.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 191, a year ago 173.
Country Club Estates finally over took GLS for the lead in the Men's Twilight League at Pine Meadows Thursday.
Clampett round cheers Open
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Occasionally sports offers up a feel-good story so ridiculously cheerful it almost goes too far over the top, like heaping a dozen cherries on a banana split that's already slathered with hot fudge and whipped cream. Why not just pour a pound of walnuts on top of the whole thing?
Is this open already over after Day One?
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Back up the van, move out the bleachers, shut off the lights, stick a cork in the fog and close the door. This U.S. Open is already over.
Is the rest of the field playing for 2nd?
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- There are still three rounds remaining in the 100th U.S. Open here at the Pebble Beach Golf Links, still plenty of time for the other 155 players in the field to make their move, still plenty of potential trouble for even Tiger Woods to find.
Fellow pros honor Stewart
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- At 7 a.m. Wednesday in the filtered sunshine on the 18th green at Pebble Beach, it was the moment to officially say goodbye to Payne Stewart for the last time.
An idol who is still missed
The first group of the 2000 U.S. Open teed off at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and for only the second time in its 100-year history, the previous year's champion was not be there to defend.
Golf course designer dies
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- He designed 310 golf courses in a career that spanned seven decades, but Robert Trent Jones Sr. really didn't have a favorite.
Daly drops out A 14 on the 18th hole is enough
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- John Daly once vowed to never play in the U.S. Open again. It was a promise he should have kept.
Woods stars in favorite role
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Poor Tiger Woods. It doesn't make any difference whether he shows up at the Buick Classic or the Deutsche Bank/SAP Open or the U.S. Open, he will always be the player everyone else has to beat to win the tournament.
Tours of Musser, Weyerhaeuser homes set
LITTLE FALLS -- The city of Little Falls, as owner of the Linden Hill Conference and Retreat Center, announces summer tours of Linden Hill.
What every home could use
1. Photographs: a terrific way to make an big impact with a small amount of work -- and money. Examples: historical prints from the Library of Congress Photography Collection.
Who does the most yard work?
Who does the most yard work in your household?
Fluorescent bulbs are economical
Most folks know fluorescent bulbs consume less energy than standard incandescent lightbulbs, but here's another reason to use them:
Add style to home by subtracting clutter
-- If it's broken, fix it (this weekend) or forget it.
Try growing medicinal herbs in garden
Garden season is in full swing, and medicinal herbs are as readily available as pansies at local nurseries.
Try pole limas in the garden for size
POUND RIDGE, N.Y. (AP) -- They don't call them limas in Lima, Peru.
Save energy this summer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Computers, printers, air conditioners, televisions, VCRs, microwaves. We're more ''plugged in'' than ever.
With parents' supervision, try installing home's second computer in a child's bedroom
On a typical weeknight at the Brown's, four people would converge on the PC in the home office: dad e-mailing, mom editing, Matthew researching his homework, Garrett angling to play Math Blaster. The nightly gridlock wore everyone down. It was time for a second computer.
Nursery is useful for all sorts of plants
A plant nursery is where young plants can be carefully tended until they are ready to go out into the ''real world.''
Landscaping changes home's appearance
Landscaping is like a negligee.
Book features herbal lore from Appalachia
WASHINGTON -- Linda Ours Rago lives in Harpers Ferry, W. Va., but is drawn frequently to a remote Appalachian cove. Blackberry Cove has been in the family for generations, and 27 years ago, Rago built her own cabin there.
The formal living room has evolved into a space that is actually useable -- one where the kids can work and play.
Rudy, Lola Perpich portrait to be unveiled in State Capitol
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The official portrait of former Gov. Rudy Perpich will be replaced later this month with an oil portrait of the late governor and his wife, Lola.
They're off and moving
Joel Polaczyk, Eagan, and his son, Nicholas, watched their turtles head toward the finish line Wednesday on the opening day of the 35th annual Turtle Races in Nisswa. Races will be held at 2 p.m. each Wednesday through the summer. (Dispatch Photo by Paul Burton)
Issues for Minnesota's elderly examined
ST. PAUL (AP) -- As Minnesotans age, they should be allowed to take risks so they can maintain maximum control of their lives, a state task force said.
One year after her arrest, Olson quietly prepares for trial
ST. PAUL (AP) -- It's been a year since Sara
More than 1,500 expected to bring appetites to Mariucci feast
More than 1,500 people are expected to turn out Friday night at Camp Confidence for an 11-course Italian meal, prepared by Sertoma Club members.
Adoptee looks to past, picks up threads of long-separated family ties
Like many adopted children, a rural Brainerd woman, now 57, had questions about her beginnings.
First Americans in Flight
Bad weather didn't stop a dedicated group of students from flying high Wednesday.
National Guard troops return
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota Air National Guard troops will return home from seven months in Kosovo on Saturday.
C-I School Board to hire interim superintendent
CROSBY -- About 35 people filled the media center at Crosby-Ironton High School this morning to hear how the C-I School Board plans to find a new superintendent.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Johnny Holm came back to his roots Saturday night and the result was a love-in at the Waterfall Inn. Johnny Holm, former Brainerd High School basketball star, knew everyone there. The singer was to say later, "I could have done just about anything and they would have liked it."
Family gathers to mourn murder victim from St. Cloud
LAKEVILLE, Mass. -- Jason Burgeson loved alternative music and the rock band Pink Floyd. He could reel off every line from a ''Monty Python'' skit and wrote stories and verse.
Benefit planned for drowning victims
PILLAGER -- The Pillager Business Association, Fair Board, Pillager Jaycees and The Sunshine Club will sponsor an auction and benefit day June 25 for the families of Joseph Rice and Michael Allen.
Senate committee takes on racial profiling in law enforcement
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Ramsey County District Court Judge Salvador Rosas recounted to a Senate committee his run-in with St. Paul police two years ago, a traffic stop he believes was motivated by his race.
Junior Achievement of the Brainerd Lakes Area will honor all its teachers, volunteers and contributors, as well as their families, during an appreciation night Tuesday at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.
The Brainerd School District has a plan to help keep the 2000-01 estimated $562,000 deficit from getting any worse.
Gull Dam Road improvements to be addressed
EAST GULL LAKE -- A revised concept plan for improvements to Gull Dam Road, or County State Aid Highway 70, will be presented at an open house from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 23, at St. Thomas of the Pines Church near Madden's at 11395 Pine Beach Peninsula Road.
Governor issues plea for buyer of Hoyt Lakes plant while on 'The Tonight Show'
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura wasn't bashful about using ''The Tonight Show'' to advertise for a new employer for 1,400 steel workers in northern Minnesota about to lose their jobs.
Time to get rolling
Considering Crow Wing County is one of eight counties in the state that does not have a coordinated countywide system of transportation, a county commissioner indicated Thursday it's time to get rolling.
Performance in Park event moved to BHS cafeteria
Tonight's Performance in the Park featuring the Amazing Jeffo has been moved to the Brainerd High School cafeteria.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Perhaps one of the most frustrating things that can happen to a motorist in Brainerd is to be in a big hurry and arrive at a railroad crossing just as the crossing arms come down and a long coal train begins moving through. Because of the frustrations, many of us don't take the time to realize how important the Burlington Northern is to the community as part of its economic base.
Three indicted on first-degree murder in random shooting of bicyclist
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A Ramsey County grand jury indicted three young men Wednesday on first-degree murder charges in the random drive-by shooting of a St. Paul bicyclist.
Things look up despite rain
Marty Yde, father of Brainerd High School pitcher Matt Yde, looked up as the rain fell on the umbrella he shared with his wife, Wendy, at the Class 3A state quarterfinal baseball game Thursday at the University of Minnesota.
St. Paul police officer arrested for drunken driving, report says
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A St. Paul police officer was arrested for drunken driving while driving an unmarked police car, according to a television report.
Highway 210 construction topic of meeting
BAXTER -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold an open house and public information meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at MnDOT headquarters in Baxter.
Ventura appears on soap opera
LOS ANGELES -- First he was a wrestler, then a politician, now a soap opera star. What will Jesse Ventura try next?
Twin Cities hotel workers could go on strike today
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Workers and hotel management continued talks Thursday as union members prepared for a strike at nine Minneapolis and Bloomington hotels.
Vote against Anderson was vote for change
It was a vote for change backed by hundreds of ballots.
Oberstar's wife worth millions
WASHINGTON -- In his annual financial disclosure form, Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., reported his wife, Jean, owns stock worth between $2.9 million and $9.7 million
The date of the second annual EMS Community Awareness Event at the East Gull Lake Airport was listed incorrectly in Wednesday's Neighbors section. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Two more missing women linked to suspected serial killer
OLATHE, Kan. -- One came from Michigan hoping for a new start and a big paycheck. Another was lured from Texas by the promise of travel and a new wardrobe.
Housing construction drops in May
WASHINGTON -- Housing construction fall a bigger-than-expected 3.9 percent in May, to its lowest level in nearly a year, suggesting that rising mortgage rates are cutting into demand.
Germany plans to phase out nuclear power plants
BERLIN -- Germany's government and its nuclear power industry agreed Thursday to end the country's use of atomic energy, a plan officials said could take the plants off line beginning in 2002.
Push to prevent wrongful executions gains strength
WASHINGTON -- Propelled by the mounting national debate over capital punishment, a bipartisan drive to ensure that innocent people are not executed -- which includes expanding access to DNA testing for convicted criminals -- is gaining momentum on Capitol Hill.
Bush solidifies poll lead, but abortion issue could mean trouble
WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush has solidified his lead in the presidential race but could face turbulence in his political base if he selects a vice presidential nominee who supports abortion rights, a Los Angeles Times Poll has found.
House refuses to limit Clinton's ability to establish monument
WASHINGTON -- The White House is hailing the House's refusal to limit President Clinton's ability to establish national monuments as part of his land preservation efforts.
Appeals court sides with government in Ruby Ridge case
A state cannot prosecute a federal law enforcement agent who acted ''honestly and reasonably'' when shooting at a fleeing suspect, a sharply divided federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in a closely watched case stemming from the 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
Transportation bills differ on drunken driving, trucking hours
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate-passed measure that would establish the first national standard for drunken driving could hit a roadblock in the House as negotiators from both chambers try to adopt a compromise transportation spending bill this year.
Ex-North Star hopes golfers score goal for Camp Confidence
From celebrities to hackers, the fairways at Pine Meadows in Brainerd will be full of every kind of golfer Friday, but for a good reason.
Clinton 'frustrated' by rising gas prices
NEW YORK -- President Clinton expressed frustration Friday that drivers in Chicago and Milwaukee are paying nearly 40 cents more per gallon than the rest of the nation and said, ''What we don't know is whether there was any price gouging.''
Gore doubles tax-cut proposal
PORTLAND, Maine -- Vice President Gore doubled his tax cut proposal Thursday, promising additional breaks for married couples, new environmental initiatives and retirement accounts that would supplement Social Security. But he continued to attack the larger tax cut offered by rival George W. Bush, who returned to the campaign trail after five days of rest and closed-door strategy sessions at his family's Maine retreat.
Strait, Paisley shine at TNN country awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- An absent George Strait swept five categories at the TNN Awards for country music Thursday, with newcomer Brad Paisley nipping at his heels with his popular song celebrating stepparents.
CBS planning another 'Survivor'
NEW YORK -- ''Survivor'' is proving such a hit that a sequel is in the works.
Man rescued from portable toilet
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. (AP) -- Losing your keys into the depths of a portable toilet is bad enough. But one man who found himself in that situation Wednesday only made things worse for himself.
Whew! Cool weather aids firefighters in Colorado
PINE JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) -- Cool, moist air moved into the Colorado Rockies early Friday, giving hope the worst is over for crews battling two blazes that have scorched more than 19,000 acres, destroyed more than 50 homes and displaced hundreds of people.
Missing Los Alamos data highly sensitive
WASHINGTON -- Two computer hard drives missing from the Los Alamos National Laboratory contain highly sensitive data about the nuclear arsenals of France, China and Russia, in addition to secrets about American nuclear weapons, U.S. officials disclosed Wednesday.
South Koreans elated at summit accord, wary of difficulties ahead
SEOUL, South Korea -- The inter-Korean summit turned out better than many had imagined, ending in clasped hands, champagne toasts and a historic accord to work toward eventual reunification.
Regulators on verge of approving mammoth Bell Atlantic, GTE merger
WASHINGTON -- The anticipated merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE will create a telephone powerhouse with the most local lines and wireless customers in the nation.
Giuliani vows to probe gang sexual assaults in Central Park
NEW YORK -- New York City officials vowed a crackdown Wednesday on predators and police alike, as evidence mounted that some officers did little to stop the sexual attacks on at least 24 women in Central Park -- a near riot in which roving packs of men sprayed victims with water, stripped off their clothes and tried to molest them.
Price hikes prompt Midwest governors to press EPA to suspend new cleaner gas rules
CHICAGO -- With gasoline selling for more than $2 a gallon in their states, the governors of Illinois and Wisconsin have asked the Environmental Protection Agency to suspend new fuel regulations they blame for soaring prices.
Marine Corps report blames human error for crash
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- The crash of a Marine Corps helicopter into the ocean off San Diego that killed seven was caused by a series of human errors and ''deviations'' from safety rules, a Marine Corps investigation released Thursday concluded.
Rebels allow police to regain control of Solomons' capital
HONIARA, Solomon Islands -- Rebels who seized the capital of the Solomon Islands last week agreed Thursday to let the police take over security, easing tensions in the strife-torn country.
Gates still the richest
NEW YORK -- The booms and busts of the stock market this year didn't stop the global billionaires' club from expanding.
USDA planning tougher safety standards for school meat
WASHINGTON -- The Agriculture Department is planning new safety standards for the ground beef it buys for the nation's schools after a judge barred the agency from shutting down its biggest supplier.
Northern California heat wave claims more victims
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- This week's record-breaking heat wave in Northern California is being blamed for at least eight deaths, among them two elderly people in a Bay Area nursing home without air conditioning.
Missing secrets probably doom Richardson as Gore's running mate
While Washington lost any lingering confidence in security at the United States' nuclear facilities this week, something more ephemeral dissipated, too: Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson's chances of being picked as Al Gore's running mate.
Gore names Daley campaign chief after Coelho resigns
CINCINNATI -- Al Gore appointed Commerce Secretary William M. Daley as chairman of his presidential campaign Thursday after Tony Coelho, the job's controversial occupant, resigned citing health reasons.
New jobless claims fall last week
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Industrial production at the nation's factories, mines and utilities posted a surprising increase in May that came amidst a number of other economic reports showing slower growth.
A HAIR'S BREATH -- Botched test ends murder case
HICKORY RIDGE, Ark. -- James Pipkin held his thumb and index finger less than an inch apart -- how close, he says, a prosecutor came to getting the man who kidnapped and killed his 9-year-old daughter nine years ago.
Retired Army officer accused of spying
TAMPA, Fla. -- As his wife waited in a car outside, George Trofimoff stepped inside a Tampa hotel for a meeting. The retired Army Reserve colonel with an address on Patriot Drive emerged in handcuffs, accused of spying for the Soviet Union and Russia for a quarter-century.
Elian's relatives seek rehearing
MIAMI -- Elian Gonzalez's Miami relatives are planning to meet a deadline Thursday to file an appeal in federal court in their bid to keep the 6-year-old Cuban boy in the United States, attorneys for the family said.
Electronic signature bill moves toward passage
WASHINGTON -- Business executives will be able to close major deals without going to the office and consumers should be able to buy a car without ever facing a salesman under legislation on ''electronic signatures'' moving through Congress.
Lakers beat Pacers in OT, grab 3-1 lead
INDIANAPOLIS -- They carried the team, then they carried each other at the end of Game 4, embracing unabashedly on the sideline before the cameras and the world.
Henderson keys Mariners' victory
MINNEAPOLIS -- Rickey Henderson is looking like a bigger bargain all the time.
Hudson stymies Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Tim Hudson had the Minnesota Twins frustrated from his first pitch.
National sports briefs
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Reliever John Rocker returned to the Atlanta Braves after a brief stint in the minors, but was lifted after just six pitches -- all balls -- of an 8-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Pronger selected NHL's most vauluable player
TORONTO (AP) -- Chris Pronger won the closest MVP vote in NHL history, was a runaway winner as best defenseman and made the All-Star team. Not a bad night's work for the St. Louis Blues captain.
Pirates edge Braves
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Kris Benson grew up wanting to pitch like one of the Atlanta Braves' starters: reliable, consistent, dominating.
Twins form citizen panel to keep team in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins on Wednesday named a citizen committee to look into issues facing the small market team as it struggles to remain viable in a major league dominated by large market clubs with deeper pockets.
Stanford, LSU to play for CWS title
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Louisiana State and Stanford made sure there will be just one more game at the College World Series.
That was no dream That was Kobe Bryant
INDIANAPOLIS -- The kid has us in his clutches now, an entire city locked in his long arms, tucked below that sheepish grin, soaring toward that shiny basket at the far reaches of the imagination.
Knoblauch makes 3 errors in Yankees' loss
Chuck Knoblauch's throwing problem hit a new low ... and high ... and wide.
Hamilton relishes challenge of Wizards
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Leonard Hamilton gave a hearty laugh before answering the doomsday questions. If looking cheerful in the face of overwhelming odds is a good thing, then he's off to a fine start as the new Washington Wizards coach.
Jane W. Anderson
CROSSLAKE -- Jane W. Anderson, 87, Crosslake, died today, Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Shannon L. Drake
PILLAGER --Shannon Lee Drake, 69, Pillager, died today, Friday, June 16, 2000, at home.
Donald J. Aune
Donald J. Aune, 88, Brainerd, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at his home.
Jessie J. Laverty
INDIANOLA, Iowa --Jessie J. Laverty, 92, Indianola, Iowa, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Lutheran Hospital of Des Moines, Iowa.
Astrid V. Jackson
AITKIN -- Astrid V. Jackson, 81, Aitkin, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at the Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
Ann M. Svedvik
CROSSLAKE -- Ann Marie Svedvik, 77, Crosslake, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village of Pine River.
Ray L. Johnson
NORTH MIAMI, Fla. --Ray L. Johnson, 65, North Miami, Fla., formerly of Backus, died Dec. 25, 1999.
Assad stood for terror, not peace
WASHINGTON--Just because Syria is a totalitarian country, among the last to lumber into the 21st century, does not mean that the hysterical grief displayed by the Syrian people at President Hafez Assad's death was just show for police informers and state-run TV cameras.
Local economy gives national insight
NEW YORK (AP) -- If you want to get a sense of direction about the economy -- whether, for example, inflation is the threat all those big-name analystsare saying it is -- check out business in your hometown.
Prescription drugs a hot issue
WASHINGTON -- Voters are intensely interested in making prescription drugs more affordable for senior citizens. Most politicians agree something needs to be done. And everybody from presidential candidates to state lawmakers are scrambling aboard the bandwagon.
On behalf of the chemical health industry in our region and throughout Minnesota, I would like to say a sincere thank you to state Sen. Samuelson for his work during the 2000 legislative session.
Secrets still wandering
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Los Angeles Times:
Fantasy - Dispatch Editorial
It's like something out of "Field of Dreams."
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times:
Another oil shock looming?
Just as Americans are gearing up their SUVs for summer vacations, oil prices that Energy Secretary Bill Richardson promised would go down are starting to creep up again and may hit $40 or more a barrel by winter, if not sooner. Similar looming shortages of natural gas and home heating oil may even lead some to cry ''crisis'' this winter. Yet, with the Clinton administration spinning it as a problem solved, few have noticed that the world has entered an oil-supply situation more precarious than at any time since the 1973 oil shock.
Missing the boat
Billy Boat once drove the fastest car in the Indy Racing League. He's now getting used to life at slower speeds.
Catching up with Winston Cup
June 18 -- Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa.
After rainout, Warriors swing back into action Friday afternoon in semifnals
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Brainerd Warriors semifinal game Thursday against Mounds View in the Class 3A state baseball tournament was postponed because of rain until 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Midway Stadium.
Rain foils Gulls again
The Brainerd Mighty Gulls experienced their third straight home rainout of the 2000 season Thursday night.
Warriors edge Elk River Quarterfinal triumph comes at expense of another lefty
MINNEAPOLIS -- In the Section 8, Class 3A baseball tournament the Brainerd Warriors battered three Bemidji left-handed pitchers.
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The Tampa Bay Devil Rays will conduct a tryout for high school and college players 10 a.m. Thursday, June 22, at Adamson Field in Brainerd.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
The fact Brainerd Warriors track star Mike Weiss is currently in Nebraska at a football camp says a lot of what he is all about athletically.
Stadium-less Gophers can't threaten to move to Iowa
MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Mason's name pops up virtually every time a vacancy arises in the college football coaching fraternity.
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With all its talent, 'Gone in 60 Seconds' should be better
If you've ever fantasized about hot-wiring someone else's car and taking a joy ride around town, "Gone in 60 Seconds" is the movie for you.
Northern Lights Quilt Show set at BHS
The Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Club will present its 10th Biennial Quilt Show, Northern Lights, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 23, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, in the Brainerd High School cafeteria.
Other students included Christopher Dens (front row, left), Sarah Dens, Kassi Kavanaugh, Mark Hoge, Valerie VanVickle (second row, left), Jennifer Dens, Whitney Carlson, Rachel Sebasky, Rollie Gaalswyk and Ben Hoge.
Eight inducted into Delta Psi Omega
The Central Lakes College chapter of Delta Psi Omega has inducted eight students into the national theatre honor society, based on extensive participation in CLC theatre.
Brainerd is ready to celebrate the Fourth of July
Brainerd is preparing to roll out the carpet for its annual July 4th Celebration, with a schedule of events that will fit the occasion like a red, white and blue summer day.
'Some Like It Hot,' 'Tootsie' top list of 100 funniest American movies
LOS ANGELES -- Something about men in women's clothing obviously tickles people's funny bones: ''Some Like It Hot'' and ''Tootsie'' came in at Nos. 1 and 2 on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 funniest American movies.
Brainerd Art Club exhibits in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- "Summer Bounty," a visual art show presented by the Brainerd Art Club, is made up of artworks in many different mediums from 11 members of the Brainerd club and is on display now in the Government Center Gallery in Little Falls.
Garrison author markets book via Internet
GARRISON -- A retired peace officer, spending his golden years in rural Garrison as an aspiring writer, is banking on the Internet to market his first novel, a whodunit in the private-eye tradition.
Novel paints Madame Mao in slightly softer tones
In "Becoming Madame Mao'' (Houghton Mifflin, $25), Jiang Qing, the wife of Chinese Communist leader Mao Tse-tung, is portrayed as the ruthless and ambitious woman that most historical accounts say she was.
Country-pop singer Milsap to perform at casino
ONAMIA -- A country-pop singer with more No. 1 hits than you can shake a stick at will fire up the area's live music scene this weekend with two performances at Grand Casino Mille Lacs.
Floral designer to give demonstration
Encore Art will present a program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Brainerd Public Library with a floral designer discussing and demonstrating the technique of designing floral arrangements to go with works of art.
'Gone in 60 Seconds' zips into moviehouse lead, passing 'M: I2'
LOS ANGELES -- The biggest moneymaker at movie theaters so far this year enjoyed 16 days on top -- then it was ''Gone in 60 Seconds.''
The area's literary interests will be standing in clover next week, with a flurry of appearances by several prominent authors.
University Film Society offers independent films
MINNEAPOLIS -- When the marquee at the local multiplex or the stock at the favored video store fail to inspire, then it's time to consider the independent fare offered by the University Film Society.
'Oliver' to be staged in Staples in July
STAPLES -- Lamplighter Community Theatre will present its most ambitious production yet with the musical "Oliver" at 7:30 p.m. July 1-2 and 6-8 at Centennial Auditorium in Staples.
MacArthur displays paintings at Brainerd library
During June and July, Virginia MacArthur will display some of her artworks at the Brainerd Public Library.
Collective Unconscious to perform in LF
LITTLE FALLS -- Jeff Engholm and The Collective Unconscious will perform as part of the Concerts in the Park series in Little Falls, which is presented by the Great River Arts Association and sponsored by the Little Falls Chamber of Commerce and Bookin' It Bookstore.
Publishers Weekly bestselling books
For week of June 15-21; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Brainerd actress lands role in play at Jon Hassler Theater in Plainview
Brainerd actress Marion Spradlin has landed a lead role in the stage production that will inaugurate the new Jon Hassler Theater in Plainview, the author's hometown in southeastern Minnesota.
Great American Think-Off has first two-time winner
NEW YORK MILLS (AP) -- Is democracy fair?
A rainy day
Weather drawing by Emily Holland of Mr. Hendrickson's third grade class at Baxter school.
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Amsterdam 64 56 rn
Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows near 40. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph... Becoming west.
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Albany,N.Y. 60 57 cdy
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Albany,N.Y. 76 68 cdy
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Amsterdam 66 58 cdy
Can we go swimming yet?
Weather drawing by Megan Griggs of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Tonight...Evening rain tapering to scattered showers. Lows in the lower 50s. West wind around 10 mph. Rain chance is 80 percent early.
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Companion pets are true survivors
DEAR ABBY: ''Disgusted in Indiana'' was outraged because listing a pet in an obituary ''elevates animals to the level of human beings''? What a mistaken idea.
Stepfather's past incest may be forgiven but not forgotten
DEAR ABBY: My mother is married for the second time. They were married when I was 14. A year later, she discovered he'd had an incestuous relationship with both of his daughters from the age of 5 until the oldest went to college and the second girl was 14 or 15. The relationship with the second daughter ended six months before he married my mom. Mother forgave him, and we all went to counseling.
Names and faces
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Country singer Tim McGraw said he was trying to protect his children when he intervened between New York police and fellow performer Kenny Chesney.
North-South: Clayton Haglin and Mark Anderson, 1
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