The following area students graduated from the University of North Dakota: Andrew Hayes and Debb
Hunt Valley, Md.
Mickelson repeats as GHO winner
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) -- Phil Mickelson put the U.S. Open behind him in a hurry at the Greater Hartford Open.
BEWARE OF FLOODS
A flood warning could be issued today for the Mississippi River from Aitkin to Fort Ripley.
Tea for Life
EAST GULL LAKE -- Six years ago Kathy Buxton returned from a trip to England and decided to throw a tea party for her friends.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 24 - 80 years ago (1922) - Brainerd is to celebrate its 50th Birthday the first week in July, and the whole state has heard, and is talking about it. Just think, half a hundred years and not one serious setback.
Residents weary of floods watch and wait
ADA (AP) -- Weary residents of the northwestern Minnesota towns of Ada and Mahnomen kept a wary eye on high water Monday as they endured Round Two of flooding on the Wild Rice River.
In dissolutions listed on Page 5A June 17, Maria K. and Walter D. Northway Jr.'s names were misspelled.
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls School Board will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday in the superintendent's office at Little Falls Community High School in a closed session to discuss negotiations strategy.
Former Brainerd Warrior boys' hockey player Tim Conboy was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the NHL draft. Look for the story Tuesday in Sports.
Brainerd's Kathy Thompson crowns the new Mrs. Minnesota
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Charity Kelly, Mrs. Anoka County, was crowned 2002 Mrs. Minnesota on Saturday night at the Fitzgerald Theater.
Key death penalty ruling
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court overturned the death sentences of at least 150 convicted killers Monday, ruling that juries and not judges must make such life-or-death decisions.
Newborn fawn saved
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) -- Firefighters battling an unpredictable wildfire in southwestern Colorado came to the rescue of a newborn fawn they found under a burning log.
Authorities questioning convict who used to work in home of missing Utah girl
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Detectives investigating the disappearance of 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart have been questioning a convict who worked in the Smart home more than a year ago and say they haven't ruled him out as a suspect.
Frustration over bin Laden, anthrax spills out
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Everyone in Washington agrees the war on terrorism is much bigger than Osama bin Laden. Everyone is sure his al-Qaida group will carry on even if he is never seen again.
Ann Landers advice column ending with death of its longtime writer
CHICAGO -- Esther Lederer, who won a contest to become the second Ann Landers after the column's creator died, didn't want the column to continue after her own death, her daughter said.
Business leaders urged not to discriminate against those with AIDS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell called Monday on business leaders with overseas operations to ensure there is no discrimination against people with the AIDS virus.
Bus crash kills at least six
TERRELL, Texas (AP) -- A chartered bus taking youngsters to a church camp crashed into a pillar under an overpass Monday, killing at least six people, according to initial reports.
Wildfire stops short of Arizona town, but danger remains
SHOW LOW, Ariz. -- A mammoth 300,000-acre blaze formed by the union of two wildfires edged closer to this evacuated mountain town without overrunning it, but firefighters said it was only a matter of time.
A-Tek aims for higher profile, possible Mexico acquisition
The recession has been hard on the Minnesota manufacturing sector, which shed nearly 18,000 jobs last year and expects to lose another 15,000 positions this year -- the worst manufacturing slump in the state since 1983.
FBI report shows reversal in falling crime statistics
WASHINGTON -- The number of murders in the United States rose by 3.1 percent last year as police departments nationwide reported an overall increase in major crimes for the first time in a decade, according to an annual FBI report.
Group of Eight leaders to focus on fighting terrorism, helping Africa
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and colleagues in the rich-country club will focus on terrorism in all its aspects at this year's economic summit -- from improving intelligence cooperation to devoting more effort to address a prime breeding ground for terrorists, abject poverty.
'Dear Abby' writes to man she turned in to police
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The man turned in by "Dear Abby" after he wrote to her about sexual fantasies involving young girls said in a television interview he wishes the advice columnist had talked to him before giving police his name.
Parade of anguish
BOSTON -- One by one, dozens of photos of children said to have been abused by priests were unveiled by relatives and supporters in a somber ceremony in the Boston Common.
Court lets judges toughen sentences when guns used
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that judges can lengthen the prison sentences of people who use guns while committing other crimes, even if the defendant hasn't been convicted of any charge specifically involving the weapon.
Agassi is front and center at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- It's a time-honored Wimbledon tradition as familiar as strawberries and cream, all-white clothing and wet weather.
Castillo's streak ends
MIAMI (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers weren't going to give Luis Castillo another chance to extend his 35-game hitting streak.
Red Sox don't love L.A.
The Boston Red Sox arrived in Los Angeles with the best record in baseball. They got sent home in second place.
Kile autopsy finds blocked coronary artery
CHICAGO (AP) -- Darryl Kile of the St. Louis Cardinals likely died from a blockage of a coronary artery, Cook County's chief medical examiner said.
One last trip to the winner's circle
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- A man of many scripts -- mostly compelling ones -- Chris McCarron climaxed more than 28 years of horsebacking Sunday by confidently riding Came Home to a two-length win in the $107,500 Affirmed Handicap at Hollywood Park.
Cardinals mourn Kile death
CHICAGO (AP) -- When Jim Edmonds came to the plate in the first inning, his head bowed, Chicago Cubs catcher Joe Girardi reached out and patted him on the shoulder.
Roland 'Rollie' A. Johnson
PEQUOT LAKES -- Roland "Rollie" A. Johnson, 75, Pequot Lakes, died Friday, June 21, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
MORRILL -- Arlene Blaisdell, 55, Morrill, died Friday, June 21, 2002, at Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis.
Louise A. Northberg
ST. LOUIS PARK -- Louise A. Northberg, 97, St. Louis Park, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at home.
Marjorie M. MacMillan
PINE RIVER -- Marjorie M. MacMillan, 87, Pine River, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
John G. Dunbar
IRONTON -- John Gurdo Dunbar, 86, Ironton, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Patricia M. Dotzler
CHISAGO CITY -- Patricia M. Dotzler, 64, Chisago City, formerly of Aitkin, died Friday, June 21, 2002, in Chisago City.
Gustie M. Fritz
SWANVILLE -- Gustie Marie Fritz, 98, Swanville, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at the Long Prairie Nursing Home in Long Prairie.
Verna M. Wharton
AITKIN -- Verna May Wharton, 79, Aitkin, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at home.
The Dispatch's editorial opinions
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Mergers aren't the solution to every governmental challenge but the process seems to have worked well for the Crow Wing County residents of Pequot Lakes and Sibley Township.
Ignoring governmental procedures, promoters for two ATV weekends and a Bluegrass weekend planned at Ski Gull in Fairview Township, Nisswa, hav
When Washington won't act
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
North Central entries win race with the weather
With a bleak forecast and severe storms in the area, it did not look like Pine Center Auto Body Night at the North Central Speedway would happen. But luck was on the speedway's side as the rain stayed away until after the racers finished a great show.
Rudd receives unexpected gift
SONOMA, Calif. -- In 1989, Ricky Rudd won the first NASCAR race at Sears Point Raceway, one of two road courses on the Winston Cup schedule.
Survey shows Minnesota rural hospitals need money and repairs
Rural hospitals in Minnesota need at least $81.5 million for urgent repairs, not including $14 million in repairs needed to comply with federal and state regulations, according to a new survey.
State Farm cutting back on property insurance business
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- State Farm Insurance Co. is cutting its property insurance business in Minnesota to recover losses from bad weather and other recent problems.
More Minnesota firefighters head to Colorado to help
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) -- Another group of Minnesota firefighters left Sunday to help battle wildfires in Colorado.
Father from Clarissa, his son die in murder-suicide
LONG PRAIRIE (AP) -- Authorities have identified the man and his 3-year-old son who were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide near Clarissa during the weekend.
Errors help Gulls meet their Waterloo
WATERLOO, Iowa -- The Brainerd Mighty Gulls rolled to a 6-1 triumph Sunday over Waterloo. The Gulls weren't quite as fortunate Saturday.
Brainerd drops game to Minnetonka
The Brainerd Legion baseball team managed only four hits as they fell to Minnetonka Saturday 4-1.
Area events Monday
Local sports shorts
Three Brainerd Parks and Recreation youth baseball games will be broadcast on Charter Communications Channel 8.
Brainerd VFW takes four games
The Brainerd VFW swept two doubleheaders last week as they defeated Sauk Rapids 11-1 and 12-11 Tuesday, June 18 while shutting out Little Falls 8-0 and 3-0 on Thursday, June 20.
Braves forfeit game to Brewers
The Pierz Brewers picked up what might be their easiest win of the season as the Brainerd Braves forfeited the game because a lack of player participation. Officially, the Brewers win 9-0.
Mercury stop Lynx
PHOENIX (AP) -- Lisa Harrison scored 14 points and Susanna Bonfiglio and Adriana Moises each had 11 as the Phoenix Mercury beat the Minnesota Lynx 70-61 Sunday night.
Defenseman among Wild's final six selections
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild selected six players on Sunday during the second day of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft in Toronto, Ontario -- including the only defenseman the club picked, Mikhail Tyulyapkin.
Twins send a message to opposition
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Doug Mientkiewicz thinks even better days are ahead for the Minnesota Twins.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms...Mainly northeast. Mostly sunny...Warm and humid southwest. Highs in the lower 70s northeast to the lower 90s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Flood watch for adams county this morning...
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny southwest. Partly sunny north and east. A chance of thunderstorms central and east. Highs 80 to 90.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Chance of thunderstorms northeast. Partly to mostly sunny elsewhere with a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Highs from the upper 80s northeast to the upper 90s southcentral.
Weather drawing by Ryan Roscoe of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
Iowa state forecast
Monday...Sunny to partly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms late this afternoon far northwest. Highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s.
Names and faces
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) -- Sarah Jessica Parker, star of HBO's "Sex and the City," calls her pregnancy a "wonderful surprise."
Open house set to meet Crow Wing County park director
CROSSLAKE -- There will be an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Crosslake Community Center for the public to meet Crow Wing County Park Director Michael Kearns.
Railway says at least 48 killed in crash in central Tanzania
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) -- A passenger train rolled backward into an oncoming freight train in central Tanzania Monday, killing at least 48 people, a railways spokesman said.
Rocket fired at U.S. troops in Afghanistan; British seize weapons stash
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- A rocket was fired near U.S. special forces in southeastern Afghanistan, a spokesman said Monday. The attack came soon after nearby British forces seized a large stash of weapons that may have been left by al-Qaida and Taliban fighters.
Critics already question Bush plan for Palestinian statehood
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As President Bush prepares to roll out his Mideast peace blueprint, members of Congress and Palestinian leaders are already expressing doubts about its core goal -- provisional Palestinian statehood.
Israeli tanks surround Arafat's compound; six Palestinians killed in missile strike
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israeli tanks encircled Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's badly damaged headquarters Monday, and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told his party Israel was preparing a large operation in the Gaza Strip against the militant Hamas movement.
Iran earthquake death toll set at 220
CHANGOOREH, Iran (AP) -- As rescue workers searched for bodies from Iran's devastating earthquake on Monday, Mohammad Taheri followed them, beating his head and chest in grief.
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