VANDALISM --Burlington Northern Santa Fe, 324 Washington Street Northeast, reported vandalism to equipment on the west side of their building.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 195, a year ago 178.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 158, a year ago 124.
One person was injured in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 200, east of Whipholt in Cass County.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
BURGLARY --Crow Wing Deputy James Peterson reported Wireless World in Brainerd had been broken into.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 900.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 350.
An effort to attract Tiger wanna-be's
EAST GULL LAKE -- During the U.S. Open you may have heard the USGA program "For the Good of the Game." Local courses are also doing their part "For the Good of the Game."
Country Club Estates increased their lead on the pack with a 10-2 win over the Lions team Thursday. With a total score of 63.5 Country Club Estates built a 2.5 lead over Dettbarn Construction who jumped into second place with a 12-0 win over Mills Motors.
A course with imagination
EAST GULL LAKE -- Cragun's Resort has found that one course can be an alternative to a lot of things.
Grand Slam awaits Tiger
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- The next stop on Tiger Woods' record-breaking run into history takes him to the home of golf.
Let your ball flight be your teacher
Do any of these swing suggestions sound familiar?
Chicken pox vaccine study shows dramatic decline in disease
The country's first community-wide study of the chicken pox vaccine -- conducted in the California's Antelope Valley -- suggests that inoculations led to an 80 percent reduction in cases over five years and could end the disease's long run as a painful, itchy and occasionally dangerous rite of childhood.
U.S. ranks only 37th in health care report
The United States spends more than any other country on health care -- yet its health system ranks only 37th in the world, according to a report on the quality of health systems released Wednesday by the World Health Organization.
FDA advisers recommend approval of radiation for clogged arteries
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Radiating the inside of coronary arteries may soon be offered to certain heart patients whose blood vessels reclog after angioplasties: Government advisers recommended approval Monday of the first angioplasty radiation device.
Central Lakes College to host second Exploring Agriculture Camp in August
Central Lakes College announces its second annual Exploring Agriculture Camp on Aug. 7-11.
Older computers to operate faster from remote sites
WALKER -- Cass County employees will be able to access information faster by using older computers from remote locations through a new system the county board authorized buying Tuesday.
Trespassing charges dropped against 13 protesters at St. Cloud State
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Trespassing charges have been dropped against 13 protesters arrested following a sit-in at St. Cloud State University.
Cass wrestles with laws targeting older mobile homes
WALKER -- Four of the five Cass County Commissioners decided Tuesday they don't want to see new special zoning laws targeting older mobile homes.
Indian students enjoy First Americans in Flight aeronautics camp
Aeronautics campers Georgia Allen (left), Sherry Deyhle and Ana-Lise Aune from Nay-Ah-Shing School on the Mille Lacs Reservation celebrated their first flying experience at the Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport last week.
Hackensack's canoe races a family affair
HACKENSACK -- Bruce Bebe of San Diego, Calif., spent his Father's Day paddling in his first competition canoe race with his 5-year-old grandson, Sasha, in Hackensack this year.
Cass Sheriff's Department to patrol at Moondance Jam
WALKER -- Chief Deputy Randy Fisher, who will become sheriff July 1, obtained county board approval Tuesday for four proposals.
'Eat Yourself Thin Like I Did'
GARRISON -- Most people are skeptical when told they can eat eggs, cheese and bacon and still drop pounds.
Careers explored at college day camp
STAPLES -- Central Lakes College opened the first of two Career Exploration day camps Monday on the Staples campus, where hands-on opportunities offered those ages 14 and up an introduction to technical education and skills needed in promising fields.
Project Together has planned an afternoon at Camp Confidence in Brainerd on Saturday.
Meeting set on maintaining Roosevelt Canal
WALKER -- The Cass County Environmental Services Department will host a meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Cass County Courthouse in Walker concerning maintenance of Roosevelt Canal between Agency and Traders bays of Leech Lake.
Cass attorney to look into alleged trespassing by Cellular One for communications tower
WALKER -- The Cass County Board on Tuesday referred to the county attorney for prosecution Cellular One's alleged trespass of county land for a communications tower.
Annual auto show and fly in-drive in set in Aitkin
AITKIN -- Country Road Classics Car Club of Aitkin and Aitkin Flyers Club Chapter 965 will present their annual Auto Show and Fly In-Drive In breakfast and lunch Sunday at the Aitkin Municipal Airport, one mile east of Aitkin on Industrial Park Road.
Aitkin trucker jazzes up life on the road
AITKIN -- A trucker's life revolves around long hours and lots of road, but one area trucker keeps her drive interesting by taking along company and safety -- her dog, Jazz.
More than 1,000 crime victims helped
WALKER -- Victim crime services have helped 1,389 crime victims through the Cass County court system since it was initiated in 1998.
Central Lakes College Agriculture Center in Staples gets $116,300 grant
STAPLES -- The Central Lakes College Agriculture Center at Staples will develop "living legacy gardens" over the next three years with the help of a $116,300 grant from the University of Minnesota.
Backus council to take up wages Thursday
BACKUS -- The Backus City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss wages for 2001 and membership in MCFOA.
In the Washington Middle School honor roll list on Page 10A Sunday, AshLeigh Hakes name was misspelled.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Preparations for the Centennial Celebration (June 27-29) of the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Brainerd have been completed announces Pastor K.M. Nicholson.
Pequot superintendent resigns, is rehired
PEQUOT LAKES -- Pequot Lakes Superintendent Jim Oraskovich resigned Monday.
Penny gives his thoughts on aging in community forum
We're all getting older. We're living longer and there are more of us.
State ranks first in national survey of children's well-being
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota ranks No. 1 in the nation for the well-being of its children, considering factors including infant mortality and whether teen-agers are in school or working, according to a study released Tuesday.
Pequot attendance outlined for board
PEQUOT LAKES -- The vast majority of Pequot Lakes students are attending classes regularly and on time, but high school students' attendance records have slipped in the past five years.
Oberstar says he's sorry On floor of House he apologizes for calling new black airline a 'plantation'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. James Oberstar went on the House floor Monday to apologize for suggesting last week that a black-owned spinoff airline of the proposed United Airlines-US Airways merger was a ''plantation.''
Woman killed in house fire
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Authorities were investigating a fatal house fire on the city's north side Wednesday morning.
A broken sewer pipe that spilled 10,000 gallons of waste water June 2 near Evergreen Drive has been fixed and the site has been cleaned.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Kathy Borgwarth, former Brainerd High School track standout now performing for the University of Wisconsin, was among the competitors Thursday at the first All-Comers Track meet at Don Adamson Field in Brainerd. Borgwarth ran a 14.9 to win the 100 meter hurdles in her age group and a 13.8 to win the 100-meter dash.
Contradictions seen by city in letter by mayor of E. Gull Lake
A letter Brainerd officials feel contradicts statements the East Gull Lake mayor made concerning a sewer connection between the cities was presented to the Brainerd City Council Monday.
Area code switch glitches lead to high phone bills
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Thousands of Sprint long-distance customers have been overbilled because of glitches in switching over to the new Twin Cities area codes 763 and 952, according to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.
Bagley firm ponders locating in Baxter park
BAXTER -- A day after Baxter City Council members learned the city received a $500,000 federal grant for infrastructure costs to develop the newest phase of the Baxter Industrial Park, they learned more about the park addition's first prospective client.
The name of Emilie Trask was omitted from the list of students who qualified for the Brainerd High School B honor roll for the second semester.
Chamber victim of phone fraud
Phone fraud struck the Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce on Sunday, causing a $2,700 phone bill.
Cass told to expect accessibility crackdown
WALKER -- Counties will be required to enforce the handicapped accessibility sections of the uniform Minnesota building code, Environmental Services Director Paul Fairbanks told the Cass County Board on Tuesday.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Evangelist Billy Graham was hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester after undergoing a procedure to relieve fluid buildup around his brain, aides said.
Poll finds no clear favorite in DFL Senate race
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ahead of the pack in the DFL Senate race to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Rod Grams, according to a new poll: Undecided.
Rain slows field work, makes weeds a problem
Abundant rain is leaving some fields too soggy for spraying and cultivating, making weed control a problem in many areas, state agricultural experts said Monday in their weekly crop report.
Baxter expanding city hall wings
BAXTER -- Baxter City Hall has turned into a construction zone since the city began its plans this week to expand the east and west wings of city hall.
Brainerd hires attorney for work on annexation
The Brainerd City Council Monday found an attorney to represent the city in annexation matters.
Menards,Baxter reach accord
BAXTER -- Menards has entered into a pre-annexation agreement with Baxter to pave the way for the building supply store to build on the Tank property north of Baxter as quickly as possible.
Fargo declares state of emergency as streets flood
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Officials in this city declared a state of emergency Tuesday after heavy rain flooded streets and power substations.
Partisan judicial races draw criticism
Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice James H. Gilbert minces no words about the state Republican Party's decision to make endorsements in non-partisan judicial races. He's against it.
Hotel strike spreads to downtown hotels
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A strike by hotel and restaurant workers seeking higher wages and better benefits spread to two downtown hotels Monday, and a sports conference set for next week was moved to Chicago because of the job actions.
The Crow Wing County Senior Citizens Picnic, sponsored by the Crow Wing County Council on Aging and Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union, will offer lunch, live music and dancing from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. July 20 at Mission Park.
Hearing to focus on troubled CSAH 19
History, conflict, money and emotions.
Growth study indicates Pequot Lakes may need new school soon
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes School District may soon be asking taxpayers for a new elementary school.
Clydesdales are here and ready to roll
BAXTER --The Budweiser Clydesdales are here.
Fargo flood recovery slow but steady
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Her photo albums and personal belongings gone, Debbie Poitra cried at the thought of flooding that filled her apartment with 6 feet of water.
Gerry Boe should have had his diploma in 1945, but...
PEQUOT LAKES -- Gerry Boe of Crosslake was supposed to have graduated from Pequot Lakes High School in 1945.
Report: Kids working on farms endangered
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of children are laboring under dangerous conditions in U.S. agriculture, Human Rights Watch charged in a report issued Tuesday.
Firefighters gain upper hand in Colorado
PINE JUNCTION, Colo. -- The house, the flower garden and the barn are gone and the only evidence of the log deck is a line of nails in the ashes. Steve and Patsy Kruzek have nothing but memories left of their dream home for 18 years.
Investors turn backs on Seagram, Vivendi deal
PARIS -- As executives Tuesday formally unveiled plans for one of the biggest media combinations in history, the $34 billion Vivendi acquisition of Seagram Co. was slammed by financial markets as skittish investors drove down the stocks of all companies involved.
Witnesses: Skakel admitted involvement in murder of Moxley
STAMFORD, Conn. -- Tears rolled down Michael Skakel's face as the first of two former classmates testified that the Kennedy family nephew confessed 20 years ago to killing a teen-age neighbor.
Gore toughens stance on high gas prices
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Al Gore, toughening his stand on high gas prices, voiced suspicion of oil companies' huge profits and called for an investigation into collusion, antitrust violations and price gouging.
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators have approved a merger that will leave one company dominating many U.S. medicine cabinets.
Death penalty politics shifting
When Fred Steeper, George W. Bush's pollster and a strong advocate of the death penalty, conducted a survey of Illinois voters in January, the responses to questions about capital punishment gave him ''pause as to figuring out what is going on.''
Trade deficit narrows slightly
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's trade deficit, after setting records every month this year, finally posted a small decline to $30.4 billion in April as imports fell for the first time in 15 months.
WASHINGTON -- The House Tuesday reversed course and agreed to shift $4 million of Department of Veterans Affairs funds to help finance the Clinton administration's litigation against tobacco companies.
Actress Nancy Marchand, known for 'The Sopranos' and 'Lou Grant,' dies at 71
Nancy Marchand, the shrewish, scheming matriarch of ''The Sopranos'' cable television series and the patrician newspaper publisher on the long-running ''Lou Grant'' show, has died at 71.
United, American to lower altitude flight paths to reduce delays
CHICAGO (AP) -- United and American Airlines have agreed to allow some short-distance flights to use lower-altitude paths at O'Hare International Airport to help reduce delays nationwide.
OPEC members reach informal agreement to boost crude oil output
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- OPEC members informally agreed Wednesday to boost daily crude oil production starting in July, according to the oil minister of Saudi Arabia, the group's biggest producer.
Security experts on guard for new computer virus
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new computer virus disguised as a joke about male and female relationships has hit several large corporations, but security experts said it was spreading relatively slowly Monday.
FTC to open formal probe of gas prices
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A preliminary Federal Trade Commission inquiry found nothing to explain why drivers in Chicago and Milwaukee are paying as much as 65 cents more for a gallon of gas than other parts of the country, prompting the agency to open a formal investigation that will involve subpoenaing oil companies.
Wrongful death suit trial in Waco tragedy begins
WACO, Texas -- Seven years ago, during the long government standoff with the Branch Davidians, an FBI criminal profiler warned the on-scene commander about using force to end the siege.
Jurors have second thoughts about man facing execution
HOUSTON (AP) -- Former jurors who convicted and condemned a man facing execution this week say they might have found him innocent had they heard evidence offered up by the inmate's lawyer.
Accusations fly at gas hearing
CHICAGO -- Oil and ethanol industry executives blamed each other for rising gas prices Monday at a congressional hearing designed to examine why drivers are paying more than $2 a gallon in cities such as Chicago and Milwaukee.
Condemned man strapped to gurney reprieved
STARKE, Fla. (AP) -- Ten minutes before he was to be executed by injection, an inmate strapped to a gurney with intravenous needles in his arms won a reprieve from a federal appeals court.
Richardson: No sign of spying on nuclear secrets
WASHINGTON -- The FBI has found no evidence of espionage or indications that missing computer disks containing nuclear secrets ever left the Los Alamos weapons lab, Energy Secretary Bill Richardson said Wednesday.
Germany gives rogue financier Frankel three years in prison
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) -- A state court convicted eccentric American financier Martin Frankel on Wednesday of failing to pay custom taxes on smuggled diamonds and carrying falsified passports, and sentenced him to three years in jail.
Fan celebration of Lakers' NBA title turns nasty
LOS ANGELES -- A peaceful celebration of the Los Angeles Lakers' first championship in 12 years deteriorated into mayhem as hundreds of fans torched two police cars, vandalized businesses and set dozens of small bonfires in city streets.
Senate agrees to widen federal definitions of hate crime
WASHINGTON -- A divided Senate on Tuesday approved legislation pushed by President Clinton that would expand the list of federal hate crimes to include violent acts motivated by a victim's sexual orientation, gender or disability.
Much finger-pointing over soaring gas prices, but no clear answers
WASHINGTON -- With gasoline prices soaring, there's been no shortage of blame -- rising oil prices, pipeline problems, short supplies, cleaner gasoline requirements and even an esoteric patent dispute, to name a few.
White House battles House to keep funds for tobacco suit
WASHINGTON -- The White House vowed to ''very aggressively'' battle congressional efforts to block funds for the huge federal lawsuit against the tobacco industry after the House voted to bar the Justice Department from asking another agency to help pick up the tab.
Dozens injured in New York subway train derailment
NEW YORK -- Subway service in densely populated Brooklyn was delayed early Wednesday after a subway derailment sent jolted passengers skidding along the floors of their cars. Nearly 90 people were injured.
Shaq made the difference
LOS ANGELES -- Go ahead, Los Angeles, enjoy the Lakers' seventh championship since they moved to this city.
Lynx fall to Phoenix
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Briget Pettis spent much of the offseason working on her outside shot, an extra effort that showed as the guard scored a season-high 22 points in leading the Phoenix Mercury past the Minnesota Lynx 74-55.
Rangers' Rogers mows down Twins
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Once Kenny Rogers got adjusted, the Texas Rangers finally had something positive to talk about.
A long time coming for the City of Champions
LOS ANGELES -- So this is how it looks.
Call of the Wild: Lemaire hired by Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Because of his relationship with general manager Doug Risebrough, Jacques Lemaire is willing to endure the losing that's sure to greet the expansion Minnesota Wild.
O'Neal, Bryant lead L.A. to title
LOS ANGELES -- All they had to do was follow the stars, who burned bright, burned long, and burned to be champions.
Small town stunned by high school hazing arrests
WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) -- The pecking order on the Winslow High School basketball team's bus was obvious -- freshmen in front, next to the coach, junior varsity in the middle, varsity in back.
Pettitte out-pitches Martinez as Yankees blank Boston
As impressive as scoring 22 runs in one game is, getting three against Pedro Martinez might be even better.
Lakers could be marching toward dynasty
LOS ANGELES -- The city's first victory parade in 12 years might be the first of many for Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant.
Yankees reverse slide; White Sox win
Hitting the road changed the fortunes of the struggling New York Yankees.
Helen I. Peterson
HOYT LAKES -- Helen I. Peterson, 82, Hoyt Lakes, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at her home.
Mildred M. (Bredenberg) Welsh-Erickson
Mildred M. Bredenberg Welsh-Erickson, 98, Brainerd, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Roman P. Ebnet
LONG PRAIRIE -- Roman P. Ebnet, 82, Long Prairie, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at the Long Prairie Memorial Hospital.
Mary K. Casper
SAUK RAPIDS --Mary K. Casper, 51, Sauk Rapids, died Monday, June 19, 2000, of cancer, at home.
Marguerite J. Bzdok
LITTLE FALLS -- Marguerite J. Bzdok, 89, Little Falls, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
James E. Kuelbs
James E. Kuelbs, 73, Brainerd, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Emory 'Buck' Jones
Emory "Buck" Jones, 74, Brainerd, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
John C. Hanning
CROSSLAKE -- John C. Hanning, 86, Crosslake, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Douglas J. Campion
LITTLE FALLS -- Douglas J. Campion, 30, Little Falls, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
A. Beatrice 'Bea' Burton
A. Beatrice "Bea" Burton, 93, Brainerd, formerly of Nisswa, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Velma M. Brownfield
LITTLE FALLS -- Velma M. (Lightner-Johnson) Brownfield, 88, of the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at the care center.
Madeline 'Tootsie' Strang
ONAMIA -- Madeline "Tootsie" Strang, 81, Onamia, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Vaughn F. Clark, 50, 3202 Indigo Road, Baxter, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
CROSSLAKE -- Steven Schrader, 48, Crosslake, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at home.
ST. CLOUD -- Robert J. Patenaude, 83, St. Cloud, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Mary Ellen Lovelace
STAPLES -- Mary Ellen Lovelace, 40, Staples, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
ST. CLOUD -- Ione C. Anderson, 84, St. Cloud, died today, June 20, 2000, at Benet Place, St. Cloud.
Rose T. Gelhar
PIERZ --Rose T. Gelhar, 95, Pierz, died today, Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at St. Mary's Villa in Pierz.
Mary Ellen Lovelace
STAPLES --Mary Ellen Lovelace, 40, Staples, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Norman R. Nelson
GALLATIN GATEWAY, Mont. --Norman R. "Stormin" Nelson, 65, Gallatin Gateway, Mont., died Saturday, June 17, 2000.
Ruth E. Lundgren
LITTLE FALLS -- Ruth E. Lundgren, 89, Little Falls, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls.
Candidates take a tip from constituents
NEW YORK -- Now that just about all national political candidates believe to some small degree in the idea of investing, they have begun to catch up with the rest of the public.
Brainerd baseball - Dispatch Editorial
America's national pastime is alive and well in Brainerd.
Last weekend, while returning from a fishing excursion on a remote lake near Crosby, my son and I were stopped by our area conservation officer, James Tischler.
Senseless violence - Dispatch Editorial
It's become a sad and all too common sequence that follows the winning of a national sports championship. The well deserved post-game celebration deteriorates into vandalism and rioting.
I want to make the taxpayers and farmers of central Minnesota aware that the deadline for filing to receive your 1999 sales tax rebates and 1999 farm-reli
Keeping terrorists at bay
The National Commission on Terrorism was charged by the U.S. Congress with proposing measures that would make the United States safer. But the recommendations in its recently released report instead create new dangers for core American values.
WASHINGTON -- In the annals of politics, there have been few pieces of social research which have decisively affected the course of policy debate. Michael Harrington's ''The Other America'' opened the eyes of the nation--and of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson--to the extent of poverty in this nation. Daniel Patrick Moynihan's essay on ''The Negro Family'' alerted President Nixon and his successors to the plight of female-headed welfare families.
Crisis Line needs volunteers
It's a sad perspective on life but the more crowded that our lives and our neighborhoods become, the more detached we become from each other. What is the result? -- Extended families are no longer next door (we don't know who's next door); our best friends are too busy to talk after putting in a 25-hour day; we have to even schedule time to see our family. Where do people turn for help? -- The Crisis Line and Referral Service. The people that use our line are your neighbors, your friends, and your family that need someone to talk to. And we need more of these special friends -- our committed volunteers -- to continue to provide consistent coverage. We need an average of 60 volunteers to keep the commitment of time for each one at a reasonable level. Currently, we only have 26 volunteers. We need you to consider this opportunity to give a little back to your community today.
Mayfield taps Earnhardt to win Pocono 500
LONG POND, Pa. ( -- As he rode the rear bumper of a slower Dale Earnhardt with the outcome hanging in the balance, Jeremy Mayfield decided he could win.
O'Brien wraps up his 'dream' college career in
Playing four years of Division I college baseball is a dream for many.
Local sports shorts
CROSBY -- The 21st annual Serpent Four and Pepsi One Ranger Mile Road Races will be held on Saturday, July 8 in Crosby.
Northwoods League Baseball
Gulls start strong, finish quietly
The Brainerd Mighty Gulls split with the Rochester Honkers Tuesday at Mills Field.
Northwoods League Baseball
Local sports shorts
KLIZ will replay the Class AAA championship baseball game between the Brainerd Warriors and Lakeville Panthers at 9 a.m. July 1.
Legion team becomes a target
At the Class 3A state baseball tournament last weekend, the Brainerd Warriors went to the Twin Cities hunting the likes of Cretin-Derham Hall and Mounds View.
Lakes area news
CROSSLAKE -- Celebrate America Crosslake is a weeklong series of activities/events for the Crosslake community from June 30-July 6, including a street dance featuring the party band Lip Service on June 30; and Grandpa's Run for the Walleye 5k run/walk, flea market and fireworks on Sand Island of Cross Lake, all on July 1.
Husbands move up as wives' careers go south
She has a great job. He has a pretty good job. Let's say they both get unrefusable offers that would involve moving cross-country. Which one will sacrifice salary, status and career ambitions to pack up and start over?
Donations sought for family center in Pequot
Total project purchase and estimated remodeling -- $552,000.
Lakes area events
Turtle Races, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, downtown Nisswa.
And they're off
People watched and cheered as their turtles headed toward the finish line last Wednesday at the opening day of the 35th annual Turtle Races in downtown Nisswa. Races run at 2 p.m. each Wednesday throughout the summer. (Dispatch Photos by Paul Burton)
Tonight...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of evening showers...Then partly cloudy. Breezy lows in the middle 50s. Gusty northwest wind diminishing to 10 to 20 mph.
Weather drawing by Lacey Warta of Mrs. Larson's fifth grade class at Harrison school.
Around the world
Amsterdam 91 66 cdy
Mostly cloudy tonight. A 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 50s. West wind 10 to 20 mph.
Around the world
Amsterdam 90 66 cdy
Weather drawing by Mary Kate Shipman of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 74 53 clr
Around the nation
Abilene,Tex. 88 76 .01 cdy
New use for old cell phones
Dear Heloise: I recently heard of a program that uses DONATED USED CELL PHONES for battered-women's shelters. The purpose is to provide battered women with protection.
Names and faces
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Four months after his death, Charles Schulz is getting an honor he always wanted.
Husband playing good guy makes his wife feel bad
DEAR ABBY: My husband, ''Jake,'' and I have been married eight years. We get along perfectly, except for his family. They have conned and cheated us out of thousands of dollars and spread vicious rumors about me.
Names and faces
HANOVER, Germany (AP) -- A German journalist says Princess Caroline of Monaco's husband made threatening and obscene phone calls to her after her newspaper reported that he had urinated in public, police said Monday.
Appreciation is best gift students can give teachers
DEAR ABBY: Get out the wet noodle for your answer to ''A Parent in Oregon.'' As a public school teacher, I'd be insulted if I received a package of construction paper or pencils as an end-of-the-year gift.
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