The following area students graduated from the University of North Dakota: Andrew Hayes and Debb
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimate: 300. Last Monday: 489. Year ago Monday: 341. Friday actual: 289.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 164, a year ago 146.
Rain helps most crops
A warm, rainy week benefitted most cropland in the Minnesota except for flood-plagued northwestern Minnesota, the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service said in its weekly crop weather report.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
LASTRUP -- Four people were injured in a single-vehicle rollover Sunday on Highway 27 near Lastrup.
Hunt Valley, Md.
Women must be careful in selecting clubs
For women, golf can serve as a chance to move up the corporate ladder or an opportunity for a family outing or social gathering.
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.
Drug Lotronex's re-approval greeted by cheers, resistance
When the drug Lotronex was withdrawn from the market in the fall of 2000, having killed five people, some patients had already hoarded a two-year supply. Patients who were so encumbered by irritable bowel syndrome that many plotted their days around access to a toilet relied on the drug to treat their condition.
Studies suggest vitamin-rich foods may reduce Alzheimer's risk
CHICAGO (AP) -- Eating nuts, leafy green vegetables and other foods rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, two studies suggest.
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.
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.
Landborg to run for Aitkin sheriff again
AITKIN -- Sheriff Dennis Landborg announced recently he will seek another term as Aitkin County sheriff.
The reason for the detour
Mathiowetz Construction of Sleepy Eye, using two cranes, lifted a pre-stress concrete beam on the north side of the Highway 371 interchange bridge this morning.
BEWARE OF FLOODS
A flood warning could be issued today for the Mississippi River from Aitkin to Fort Ripley.
Two killed in crash near Ramey
RAMEY -- Two people were killed Monday in a two-vehicle accident on 355th Avenue near Ramey in southeastern Morrison County.
A record number of Habitat for Humanity volunteers swarmed the lakes area last week. Look for the story Wednesday in the Neighbors section.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 25 - 80 years ago (1922) - A prominent citizen is so sensitive about wearing a wig that he carefully powders his coat lapels with salt to give the impression that he suffers from dandruff.
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.
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.
In dissolutions listed on Page 5A June 17, Maria K. and Walter D. Northway Jr.'s names were misspelled.
United Way cuts funding
The Crow Wing County United Way cut its funding to 34 local agencies by 18 percent this year due to a reduction in pledged dollars.
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.
Brainerd airport gets federal funds
The Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport was awarded federal funding totaling nearly $1.5 million for a variety of improvements, Congressman Jim Oberstar announced Monday.
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.
County called hot spot for Lyme disease
Despite never finding a tick on her 12-year-old son, Stephanie Lastovich, a registered nurse, recognized the distinctive Lyme disease bull's-eye rash on her son's right side nearly two weeks ago.
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.
'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.
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.
Investigators look at information contradicting Martha Stewart's statements on stock sale
WASHINGTON -- Seemingly contradictory accounts of Martha Stewart's sale of ImClone stock and actions by a widening circle of her acquaintances are drawing the attention of congressional investigators.
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.
Fireproofing failures cited in towers collapse
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.
Fighting the monster
SHOW LOW, Ariz. -- In a sign of progress against one of the worst wildfires ever to burn in the West, firefighters took advantage of calmer, cooler weather to slow the blaze as it crept within a half-mile of this mountain town.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr. takes credit for the revitalization of his hometown. Now a federal jury has decided he was also responsible for corruption taking place on his watch.
Five die as church-chartered bus crashes into concrete pillar in Texas
DALLAS -- Hundreds gathered at a Texas church to sing, pray, and mourn for the five people killed in a bus crash on their way to a Louisiana church camp.
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.
Scientists urge anti-terrorism program
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States needs to establish an in-depth counterterrorism program to protect essential services, from energy delivery to information systems to emergency medicine, according to an analysis by a scientific panel.
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.
Sister keeps silent on death of advice columnist sibling
It's a scenario fit for an advice column: competitive sister remains silent after sibling's death.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Consumer confidence falls
NEW YORK (AP) -- Consumer confidence declined in June to a four-month low, hurt by accounting scandals and concern about jobs, a private research firm said Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kile's death could have been prevented
CHICAGO -- The heart condition that apparently killed St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile is common and treatable, and should have been suspected, given his family history, doctors said Monday.
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.
It's a vintage day at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England -- They're in their 30s, the tennis twilight, the last three ex-men's champs left standing at Wimbledon.
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.
Germany gains finals berth
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's dream is over. Germany's is just beginning.
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.
Bonds goes deep twice
Barry Bonds gets pitched around so often that Trevor Hoffman thought he could sneak a first-pitch fastball by him.
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.
Women are pigs, too. Given half a chance, a little proportionality and opportunity, look what happens to them. If the modern woman has a body like a whiplash and a mouth like one, too, if needlework is no longer her chief occupation, I say blame it on Title IX.
Marjorie M. MacMillan
PINE RIVER -- Marjorie M. MacMillan, 87, Pine River, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
As the result of incorrect information provided The Dispatch, the names in an obituary for Gladys M. Haney on Page 5A Sunday of those who preceded her in death were wrong.
Gustie M. Fritz
SWANVILLE -- Gustie Marie Fritz, 98, Swanville, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at the Long Prairie Nursing Home in Long Prairie.
Louise A. Northberg
ST. LOUIS PARK -- Louise A. Northberg, 97, St. Louis Park, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Dale Doucette, 55, Little Falls, died Monday, June 24, 2002, at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis.
MORRILL -- Arlene Blaisdell, 55, Morrill, died Friday, June 21, 2002, at Fairview 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.
John G. Dunbar
IRONTON -- John Gurdo Dunbar, 86, Ironton, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Clinton 'Clint' J. LeBlanc
PIERZ -- Clinton "Clint" J. LeBlanc, 77, Pierz, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at home.
Verna M. Wharton
AITKIN -- Verna May Wharton, 79, Aitkin, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at home.
Elmer D. Walls
BAXTER -- Elmer D. Walls, 64, Baxter, died Monday, June 24, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
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.
Leora E. (Drager) Homan
AITKIN -- Leora Esther (Drager) Homan, 92, Aitkin, died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Chase Louis Carner
PEQUOT LAKES -- Chase Louis Carner, infant son of Melissa and Dennis Carner, Pequot Lakes, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
BYLINE3: WASHINGTON -- President Bush says Middle East peace depends on a Palestinian democracy "based on tolerance and liberty" and "reliable justice," and he wants Arab nations to nurture those ideals.
The Dispatch's editorial opinions
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Martha Stewart's revenge
The number of envious people dying to hurl overripe fruit at Martha Stewart, even those who merely wish something dreadful would happen to her, would probably fill a good-sized stadium.
Ignoring governmental procedures, promoters for two ATV weekends and a Bluegrass weekend planned at Ski Gull in Fairview Township, Nisswa, hav
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.
A familiar story
The apparent murder-suicide which claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy last weekend in Todd County is a story that's all too familiar.
When Washington won't act
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
Fireworks are our greatest patriotic expression.
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.
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.
Step taken toward Vikings-Gopher stadium
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The University of Minnesota began soliciting bids Monday from consultants for design work on a new football stadium the Golden Gophers would share with the Minnesota Vikings.
State finds problems with valuations in Blue Earth County
MANKATO (AP) -- In a critical review of the Blue Earth County Land Records office, the Minnesota Department of Revenue said there were "inequities and inconsistency" in land valuation in the county.
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.
No wonder we're the Land of 10,000 Lakes
The rain just wouldn't stop.
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.
Farmers add up damage
Darrell and Betsy Lins remember the flood of 1997, when some of their calves died after swarming mosquitoes got into their lungs.
Ada waits to test built-up levee
ADA (AP) -- With a four-foot topping of clay added to the town's dike, residents waited for the Wild Rice River to crest Tuesday at a level expected will beat the record set two weeks ago.
More Minnesota firefighters head to Colorado to help
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) -- Another group of Minnesota firefighters left Sunday to help battle wildfires in Colorado.
Medical aid misses high-risk pregnant women
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Too many low-income expectant mothers aren't getting the health care they need, resulting in unnecessary infant deaths or health problems that can affect newborns for life, public health officials said Monday.
Jax jumps in governor's race
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Christine Jax, the outspoken chief of Minnesota's education department, said Monday she will join the Independence Party and seek its endorsement for governor.
Woman left her hometown $1 million
SUNBURG (AP) -- When 80-year-old Miriam Peterson died three years ago, she left a couple of surprises for this tiny town of 110 people.
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.
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.
Local sports shorts
Three Brainerd Parks and Recreation youth baseball games will be broadcast on Charter Communications Channel 8.
Bees drop a close one to Melrose
Mike Shogren gave up just two earned runs on six hits and four walks but the Brainerd Bees couldn't up end Melrose to lose 2-1 Sunday.
Brainerd drops game to Minnetonka
The Brainerd Legion baseball team managed only four hits as they fell to Minnetonka Saturday 4-1.
Brainerd, Bemidji split twinbill
After rain canceled the St. Cloud Wooden Bats tournament over the weekend the Brainerd Legion baseball team was just happy to get in two games.
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.
Ex-Warrior Conboy drafted
Tim Conboy played just one year for the Brainerd Warrior boys' hockey team, but it helped catapult a career that included being drafted in the NHL.
Northwoods League Baseball
Area events Monday
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.
Twins send a message to opposition
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Doug Mientkiewicz thinks even better days are ahead for the Minnesota Twins.
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.
Minnesota rallies past White Sox
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins and White Sox finally got around to playing each other. Forgive the White Sox if they're less than thrilled.
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.
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.
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.
Weather drawing by Ciera Holtz of Mrs. Frank's second grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms central and east. Highs 80 to 90.
Weather drawing by Ryan Roscoe of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms ending this morning central and south. Partly cloudy this afternoon with scattered thunderstorms redeveloping statewide. Some could be severe. Highs from the lower 80s northeast to the lower 90s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Flood watch for adams county this morning...
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.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of afternoon thunderstorms north and far southeast. Highs 90 to 95.
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.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms mainly this afternoon east and south. Highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today and tonight...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 80s to lower 90s. Lows in the upper 50s northwest...To near 70 south.
Names and faces
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) -- Sarah Jessica Parker, star of HBO's "Sex and the City," calls her pregnancy a "wonderful surprise."
Names and faces
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Two men were cleared Monday of trying to blackmail Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe.
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.
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.
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.
Afghan villagers lead U.S. forces to weapons caches
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) -- Villagers directed American forces to three large weapons caches near their homes in what a U.S. official said Tuesday was a sign of civilians' increased desire to rid southeast Afghanistan of hidden arms.
Death toll from Russia flooding reaches 72
MOSCOW (AP) -- The death toll from flooding in southern Russia climbed Tuesday to 72, as officials surveyed the widespread damage to towns and villages throughout the region.
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.
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.
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.
Bush seeks Arab help in dumping Arafat, reforming Palestinian Authority
WASHINGTON -- President Bush is looking for support from Arab leaders in his unprecedented campaign to remove Yasser Arafat and overhaul the Palestinian Authority.
Israelis storm Palestinian headquarters in Hebron, killing three policemen
HEBRON, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli soldiers stormed Palestinian headquarters in Hebron early Tuesday, killing three policemen, security officials said. As the West Bank operation intensified, Israel's prime minister promised a "massive" campaign against the Islamic group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
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