Heather McCulley and Steve Szczodroski, juniors at Pillager High School, were selected to represent the Pillager American Legion and Auxiliary at Girl's and Boy's State respectively. Girl's and Boy's State is a program of practical application of Americanism and good citizenship.
Streak of four majors ends as Woods can't rally in Open
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The massive galleries following Tiger Woods faded away to get a look at the U.S. Open leaders, but he was still grinding away through the back nine at Southern Hills Country Club.
18th green sinks U.S. Open contenders
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Retief Goosen 3-putted from 12 feet on the 18th hole to squander a U.S. Open victory -- and he was the lucky one.
Wimbledon organizers sit down for controversial decision
LONDON (AP) -- With the chance that even slight tinkering could spark a boycott, Wimbledon officials meet Monday to decide how to assign more seedings than ever before and still satisfy the world's top players.
Disaster from 18 inches: Cink misses playoff by 1 1/2 feet
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Doug Sanders. Scott Hoch. And now, Stewart Cink.
Federal panel considering ways to rein in Western energy prices
WASHINGTON -- As a federal energy commission -- with two new Bush appointees on board -- prepared Monday to take up proposals to ease Western electricity prices, President Bush emphasized his opposition to price controls.
Court rejects first Garza appeal to delay execution Tuesday
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court refused to delay the execution of Juan Raul Garza, who is scheduled to die in a federal prison Tuesday after being found guilty of murder while running a drug ring.
Police use of force in guarding vice president upheld by Supreme Court
WASHINGTON -- A police officer acted reasonably when he pushed a demonstrator into a van while protecting the vice president, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Lott says he could support patients' right to sue in state court
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the Senate takes up legislation this week on a patients' bill of rights, the chamber's top Republican says he could support a Democratic provision allowing patients to sue an HMO or insurance company in state court.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Winds gusting to 55 miles per hour knocked out power to more than 2,000 area residents yesterday, while also felling trees and snapping power lines.
Massive job of tornado cleanup continues in city
Clean-up from Wednesday's tornado southeast of Brainerd continued today, with the county highway department taking over for the Army National Guard.
New Miss North Dakota is from Motley
MOTLEY -- It's been a wild week for Jillayne Mertens, the daughter of Warren and Julie Mertens of Motley.
United Way sets up tornado relief fund
People wishing to assist the victims of last week's tornado in the Brainerd area can do so by making a contribution to the tornado relief fund in care of the Crow Wing County United Way. Checks can be mailed or delivered to the United Way office at 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd, MN 56401 or to WJJY radio.
Three New York firefighters killed in hardware store blaze, dozens injured
NEW YORK -- Three firefighters battling a blaze at a hardware store were killed when an explosion left them buried beneath the rubble of the building's roof and brick facade.
Texas governor vetoes legislation banning executions of mentally retarded criminals
HOUSTON -- Just hours before a ban on the execution of mentally retarded criminals would have become law, Texas Gov. Rick Perry stepped in with a veto Sunday afternoon.
Threat in Yemen prompts removal of USS Cole investigators
WASHINGTON (AP) -- FBI and Navy investigators in Yemen looking into the bombing of the warship USS Cole were pulled out of the country because of a security threat, an FBI official said Monday.
Remnants of tropical storm unleash rain over New England
BOSTON (AP) -- The last traces of Tropical Storm Allison swept through New England, dropping up to 7 inches of rain, flooding roads and knocking out electricity.
FAA wants airline pilots to get more rest, but it's not easy
WASHINGTON -- Passengers are not the only ones losing sleep because of delayed flights: Airline pilots have had to work extra-long shifts, sometimes getting only a few hours of sleep a night.
Pirates earn unlikely sweep of Indians
The Pirates entered the weekend series against the AL Central contenders with the majors' worst record. They finished it Sunday with a 1-0 victory to become the last team in the majors to have a three-game winning streak.
Miami stayed focus during run to CWS title
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The Miami Hurricanes played as if nothing could distract them from their second College World Series championship in three years.
There's nothing to fear but fear of themselves
Be afraid, be very afraid: The Los Angeles Lakers aren't merely one-hit wonders any more, now they have their own era.
Drew out 4-6 weeks with broken hand
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- J.D. Drew of the St. Louis Cardinals will be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks with a broken right hand, caused when he was hit by a pitch Sunday.
Mets avert sweep with eighth-inning rally against Yankees
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mike Piazza hit a monstrous homer over the left-field bleachers, capping a rousing six-run rally in the eighth inning Sunday night as the New York Mets averted a Subway Series sweep by beating the New York Yankees 8-7.
Cubs win, Cubs win, Cubs win
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs are proving to be nearly impossible to beat at Wrigley Field.
Lila Marie Cole
PILLAGER -- Lila Marie Cole, 75, Pillager, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at the Greater Staples Hospital.
ONAMIA -- Duane Petrin, 66, Onamia, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at home.
Sigfred 'Sig' Nelson
LITTLE FALLS -- Sigfred "Sig" Arthur Nelson, 92, Little Falls, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Frank Stegora, 84, Brainerd, died Friday, June 15, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Lawrence A. Mathis
ROYALTON -- Lawrence A. Mathis, 73, Royalton, died Friday, June 15, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Dana C. Koop
ROCHESTER -- Dana Cordelia Koop, 92, Samaritan Bethany Heights, Rochester, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at Samaritan Bethany Heights.
Raymond C. Wisnieski
JOLIET, Ill. -- Raymond Clarence Wisnieski, 85, Plainfield Township, Ill., formerly of Sobieski, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, in Joliet, Ill.
Geraldine M. Remington
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Geraldine M. Remington, 80, Bradenton, Fla., died Friday, April 20, 2001.
As an alternative to George W. Bush's energy policies and lack of emphasis on efficiency, conservation and alternative fuels, there will be a voluntary rolling blackout on the first day of summer, June 21 at 7-10pm in any time zone (this will roll it across the planet).
John Ashcroft speaks out
Since the execution of Timothy McVeigh and preceding the scheduled execution of another condemned federal prisoner on Tuesday, Attorney General John Ashcroft says he has no doubts about the efficacy of the death penalty or the guilt of those sentenced to receive it.
With summer getting into full -- albeit cool and rainy -- swing, area boaters need to make a mental note: Put on those life jackets. State law requires a flotation device for every one aboard any kind of watercraft, and it's a law that is usually obeyed. But all too often the life jackets and cushions are tucked away in lockers or under seats where they are virtually useless.
Goals for the U.S. in Europe
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
Force captures 95th career victory
HEBRON, Ohio -- John Force captured his 95th career victory and inched closer to a record 11th Winston Funny Car championship by beating season-long nemesis Del Worsham Sunday at the Pontiac Excitement Nationals presented by Summit Racing.
Lazier reels in Hornish to win at PPIR
FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) -- Buddy Lazier stalked Sam Hornish Jr. for 156 laps, finally overtaking him on a restart after a caution flag to win the Radisson 200 on Sunday.
Rudd ends 88-race losing streak
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) -- Ricky Rudd went to the lead with 24 laps remaining and hung on to break an 88-race losing streak dating to 1998 by winning the Pocono 500 on Sunday.
Olson, Eischens collect clean sweeps
Chuck Olson of Coon Rapids and Don Eischens of Cold Spring each collected clean sweeps (winning their class heat and feature) in the field of 110 racers at North Central Motor Speedway Saturday night.
Spiderman earns another climb
DETROIT (AP) -- If Helio Castroneves has his way, the fence-climbing has just begun.
Miss Twin Cities, St. Benedict's student, takes Miss Minnesota title
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Miss Twin Cities added another award to her collection Saturday night when by earning the title of Miss Minnesota 2001.
Newspaper's analysis shows insurers left state with mental-health bill
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An analysis of billing records shows Minnesota taxpayers have been picking up millions of dollars in costs for people who received state-paid mental health and addiction treatment when they had private health insurance.
Heavy rains take toll on state crops
COKATO (AP) -- Jonathan Ryan counted the puny soybean plants that have come up during one of the toughest growing seasons Minnesotans have seen in years.
Houses damaged, power knocked out in Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS (AP) -- Winds estimated as high as 80 mph knocked over trees and power lines when a powerful thunderstorm swept through this western Minnesota city early Monday, authorities said.
Shortage of public defenders could force court shutdowns in some counties
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Under current state budget proposals, a shortage of public defenders could force court shutdowns in some counties this year.
Prince show delayed
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Prince fans who waited four years for the Twin Cities-based artist to perform an arena show had to wait a little bit longer Friday night.
ROCHESTER (AP) -- After nearly a five-month wait, Taylor Gunn was on a mission Sunday, and it didn't take long before the young girl found her target.
Wisconsin theft charges dropped against Gangelhoff
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Misdemeanor theft charges in Wisconsin have been dropped against Jan Gangelhoff, the former office manager at the center of the academic fraud scandal in the men's basketball program at the University of Minnesota.
Most unclaimed winning lottery tickets are for small prizes
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Cottage Grove man cleaned his truck last year and struck gold in the garbage.
Hitting lifts Gulls over Beetles
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd Mighty Gulls went away from their routine of good pitching and solid fielding to pick up a 13-8 win over the Alexandria Beetles Sunday in Northwoods League baseball.
Gulls drop Saturday game to Beetles
After coming off a doubleheader sweep on the St. Cloud River Bats Friday night, it was time Saturday for the Brainerd Mighty Gulls to meet the Beetles. The meeting did not go well for the Gulls.
NORTHWOODS LEAGUE BASEBALL
Father of Twins' outfielder McCracken dies on Fathers' Day
CHICAGO (AP) -- The father of Minnesota Twins outfielder Quinton McCracken died after an apparent heart attack at the team's hotel, where he was staying while the Twins played the Chicago Cubs over the weekend.
Kenyan, Russian win Grandma's Marathon
DULUTH (AP) -- A trio of Kenyans took home the medals in the 25th running of Grandma's Marathon on Saturday.
State forecast for South Dakota
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 11 am cdt for north central and northeast south dakota...
Minnesota state forecast
Severe thunderstorm watch portions of the south until 11am...
Wisconsin state forecast
Severe thunderstorm watch until 11am for portions of western and northern wisconsin...
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for North Dakota
Severe thunderstorm watch south and east until 1100 am cdt...
Iowa state forecast
A wind advisory is in effect for far southwest iowa late this morning and this afternoon...
Ready for rain
Weather drawing by Kaytlyn Wynn of Mrs. Ahlers' third grade class at Lincoln school.
Exuberant former first daughter graduates from Stanford
STANFORD, Calif. -- With her parents waving and blowing kisses from the stands, an exuberant Chelsea Clinton graduated from Stanford University on Sunday and prepared to leave its protective confines.
The key to organizing keys
Dear Heloise: We live in Houston and have parents in different states.
Names and faces
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) -- Retired daredevil Evel Knievel sounded a somber and apologetic note in an address to the Butte Press Club.
Daughter won't fold her tent over camp caretaker
DEAR ABBY: I am a 34-year-old woman living in my parents' home. We have a male friend, 10 years older than I am, who is the caretaker of a campground we visit during the summer.
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