Dallas Fraser, the son of Roberta Fraser of Brainerd and John Fraser of Escondido, Calif., was named to the president's list at Mira Costa College in southern California. Fraser is majoring in computer science. Fraser is a 1995 Brainerd High School graduate and a 1996 Central Lakes College student.
WALKER -- Arvid Eugene Kloek, 54, Minnetonka, appeared recently for an omnibus hearing in Hubbard County Court on Cass County murder charges.
GARRISON -- Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday on Highway 169, one mile south of Garrison.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a car fire Saturday on Ox Cart Trail in Daggett Brook Township.
Mickelson wins Greater Hartford
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) -- Phil Mickelson went from beating himself up over his recent final-round failures to beating everybody else in the Greater Hartford Open.
At Seaview Resort Bay
Fleisher wins first major at U.S. Senior Open
PEABODY, Mass. (AP) -- When the U.S. Senior Open was over, Bruce Fleisher slumped in a chair, relieved that he no longer has to struggle with the Salem Country Club's torturous pin placements on dome-shaped greens.
Work is done at state Capitol, at least for this year
ST. PAUL -- It was a nail-biter to the finish -- a legislative session deluged with lofty promises and fragile agreements that were shattered time after time.
Will Minnesota keep its edge on education?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Stingy state funding for education prompted University of Minnesota officials to predict a two-year tuition increase of 27 percent -- the biggest in at least 20 years.
Cheney returns to work with pacemaker implanted in chest
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Dick Cheney returned to work Monday with a new heart pacemaker in his chest. He was promoting the energy strategy he assembled for the administration and attending his usual series of White House meetings.
Kathy Thompson new Mrs. Minnesota
A Brainerd mother of two has won the 2001 Mrs. Minnesota Pageant.
Four arrested for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine
BAXTER -- Four people were arrested Friday at Mills Fleet Farm on charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the Baxter Police Department reported.
As of last week the number of people applying for federal disaster assistance in Crow Wing County had reached 121 applicants.
Arts in the Park draws crowd
Sunny skies and moderate temperatures beckoned a larger-than-expected crowd Sunday to Gregory Park for the 27th annual Arts in the Park festival.
'Team Ginger' races for cure in her memory
Warren Brauer was hoping to get 50 family members and friends to join him in the second annual Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure on Sunday in Brainerd, to walk and run in honor of his wife Ginger, who died June 5 after a three-year battle with breast cancer. She was 57.
Fourth of July events
Battle of the Bands, Don Adamson Football Field, 6-11 p.m.
Bomb threat today at Chas Levy
The Brainerd Police Department investigated a bomb threat early this morning at Chas Levy Circulating Co., on Wright Street in Brainerd's Industrial Park.
Racing for a cure
The sister and brother team of Cara Urisote (left) of California and Chriss Oseland of River Falls, Wis., and Cara's 16 1/2-month-old daughter, Shana, who slept in the stroller, neared the finish line of the second annual Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure on Sunday at Don Adamson Field. The race was 5 kilometers and the pair, whose parents live on Pelican Lake, finished in under 29 minutes. Complete results will be listed in Tuesday's sports section.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Vi Swenson and George Bourassa took top honors in yesterday's costume contest at the Crow Wing County Senior Citizens picnic. The contest was sponsored by The Brainerd Daily Dispatch as part of its 100th Anniversary celebration.
Show reflects interest in cars
Gale "Giff" Gifferson of Pine River was reflected in the black cherry paint of his 1955 Chevrolet 210 as he shined its tires during the third annual Century of Cars Show on Sunday at Gregory Park. Gifferson, who has spent four years restoring his car, said the 1996 Chrysler paint job cost more than $7,000.
Two area lawmakers see property tax reform differently
Two Brainerd area lawmakers have differing takes on what the 2001 Legislature's property tax reform will mean for their district.
Safety on American stateside bases getting closer look
WASHINGTON -- In April, someone stole machines used to make military identification cards from an Army building in Washington. In May, it was plastic explosives and land mines from a Navy base in California.
Study finds rivers, lakes, ponds biggest drowning threats for children over five
CHICAGO -- The first national study on childhood drownings suggests that rivers, lakes and ponds pose the biggest threat except for children under 5.
Consumer spending up in May
WASHINGTON (AP) --Consumers shopped up a storm in May despite the choppy economy and a rash of layoffs.
NOW's new president vows to fight conservative appointments
PHILADELPHIA -- The newly elected president of the National Organization for Women said Sunday she wants to get more supporters of women's rights into political office and to prevent "right-wing political extremists" from receiving federal court appointments.
Actors' contract expires, but talks continue
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Representatives of movie and television actors and producers planned to return to the bargaining table Monday in an attempt to avoid an industry-crippling strike.
Reports: United dropping plans to acquire US Airways
NEW YORK (AP) -- United Airlines is abandoning its $4.3 billion purchase of US Airways because it is convinced the merger won't win regulatory approval, published reports said.
Background checks, lower crime rate cut into gun purchases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fewer people tried to buy guns from licensed firearms dealers last year than in 1999, and most of those who were refused a purchase had felony convictions or indictments, new government figures show.
Driver held after Minnesota charter bus crashes with 45 aboard
FAIRPLAY, Colo. (AP) -- Some of the 45 teen-agers and adults on a Minnesota charter bus that overturned on a mountain pass are defending the driver, who has being held Monday on dozens of reckless driving charges.
Record cold follows thunderstorms that stretched from Plains to New England, blacking out thousands
Temperatures dropped to record lows Monday from Iowa to New Jersey as cold air pushed southward behind a cold front that set off swarms of damaging thunderstorms.
Phillies finish five-game sweep, reopen two-game lead
There's no fold in these Phillies, at least not yet.
Arrojo gives Red Sox needed boost
Nagy can't do same for Indians
Cleveland rocks past Lynx
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Merlakia Jones scored eight of her 13 points over the final 3:23 and the Cleveland Rockers extended their home winning streak to 11 games with a 52-47 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday night.
Serena first to advance to quarterfinals
WIMBLEDON, England -- Serena Williams moved so swiftly through her fourth easy Wimbledon victory Monday that only the reigning champion -- her sister -- seems primed to stop her.
Avs sign key players in defense of Stanley Cup
If Colorado fails to successfully defend its Stanley Cup title next season, Avalanche fans won't be able to say the front office let the best players get away.
STAPLES -- Phil Marden, Staples, died Sunday, July 1, 2001, at home.
Helen I. Kulus
LITTLE FALLS -- Helen Irene Kulus, 85, Little Falls, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at St. Otto's Care Center.
Jillian Kay Lenk
MOTLEY -- Jillian Kay Lenk, infant daughter of Dan and Holly Lenk, Motley, died Thursday, June 28, 2001.
Dorothy Bock, 54, Brainerd, died Sunday, July 1, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
ISLE -- Services for Ardelle MacLeod, formerly of Brainerd, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Cemetery in Isle. Ardelle died Feb. 16, 2001.
RANDALL -- Donald Sharon, 65, Randall, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Darrell 'Lefty' Somers
BACKUS -- Darrell "Lefty" Somers, 76, Backus, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at home.
As my legislative record shows, I have long worked to repre
The first 162 days
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
Is Sharon's optimism justified?
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is in a buoyant mood as he meets with a small group of journalists at a Washington hotel, the day after talks with President Bush.
For the most part, efforts to reform the welfare system on local, state and national levels have been successful.
Franchitti overcomes bad start
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Spinning his tires on the infield grass in Turn One, Dario Franchitti thought about the cars already ahead of him and figured his day couldn't get any worse.
Wermter, Thiesse collect first feature wins at NCMS
BYLINE3: BARROWS -- It was a night of firsts for Travis Wermter and Erick Thiesse as they collected their first feature wins Saturday night at North Central Motor Speedway.
Michael Schumacher outraces brother
MAGNY-COURS, France -- Michael Schumacher talks in terms of perfection, and translating that to a race car has him on the verge of making history.
Police, Somalis work on relations
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The executive director of the Somali Community of Minnesota has written a letter to the mayor and police chief here about his concerns over alleged harassment of Somalis.
Lake Mille Lacs businesses hurt by walleye restrictions
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Lisa and Robert Owen own a resort on the shore of Minnesota's most famous and productive lake for walleye. But they're unsure how much longer they can stay in business.
Duluth nurses contracts run out
DULUTH (AP) -- The contracts for more than 1,100 nurses here quietly ran out Sunday morning, but, unlike the situation in the Twin Cities, no strikes are expected.
Original vendor says Minnesotans now willing to try exotic foods
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The tastes of Minnesotans have grown over the years, so Dino Adamidis of Coon Rapids doesn't have to chase people down anymore.
TWINS 8, TIGERS 3
Madison nips Mighty Gulls Friday
MADISON, Wis. -- Some ninth-inning fireworks gave the Mallards the win Friday night.
Studer leads Mighty Gulls past Honkers
ROCHESTER -- Third baseman Chris Studer went 4-for-6 with three RBI to lead the Brainerd Mighty Gulls to an 8-6 victory over the Rochester Honkers in a 10-inning Northwoods League game Sunday.
Northwoods League Baseball
Rebels, Brewers, Avon, Skis clinch region bids
The Fort Ripley Rebels, Pierz Brewers, Avon Lakers and Sobieski Skis wrapped up automatic bids to the Region 8C amateur baseball tournament as their Victory League regular seasons ended this past weekend.
Twins build 3-game lead
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins aren't slowing down a bit.
1991 Twins return to Metrodome
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins won the World Series in 1991 with deep starting pitching, sound defense and timely hitting, but their compatibility in the clubhouse was perhaps one of that championship's most important components.
1991 Twins: Where are they now?
The 25 players on the Minnesota Twins' 1991 postseason roster and what they're currently doing:
Wild sign Hendrickson to multiyear contract
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild signed center and Richfield native Darby Hendrickson to a multiyear contract, the team announced Sunday.
Officer on leave after shooting of Livonia man
ZIMMERMAN (AP) -- A Livonia Township man remained in critical condition after being shot while charging at a Sherburne County officer with a knife, authorities said.
Mays becomes second 10-game winner in AL
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mays is making a strong bid to be an All-Star.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms...Spreading from west to east. Highs from the middle 60s northeast to the upper 70s far west.
In touch with nature
Weather drawing by Nicholas Swenson of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Areas of morning fog...Otherwise partly sunny with a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms west. Mostly cloudy east with scattered showers. Highs 75 to 85.
The Weather Elsewhere
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds with a chance of afternoon showers or thunderstorms west and north. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs near 70 northeast to the mid 80s southwest.
State forecast for South Dakota
This morning...Cloudy west with areas of fog. Mostly cloudy central. Scattered thunderstorms ending far east. This afternoon...Partly sunny. A slight chance of thunderstorms west and south. Highs 75 to 80 far east...In the 80s central and west.
Legendary jazz saxophonist Henderson dies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Four-time Grammy winning tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, long one of jazz insiders' best-kept secrets, died Saturday of heart failure following a long bout with emphysema. He was 64.
Husband wants to strip himself of addiction
DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married four years. I love her very much, and we have a good marriage.
Innovative country guitarist Chet Atkins dies at 77
Chet Atkins, a seminal figure in country music as an innovative guitarist and producer who was instrumental in shaping "The Nashville Sound," died Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. He was 77.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Basketball player Stephon Marbury, traded days earlier from New Jersey to Phoenix, was pulled over and ticketed for driving with a suspended license.
There will be a pork chop dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Moose Lodge in Brainerd. Cost: $6.50. Bingo is at 6 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday.
Sorting the glove compartment
Dear Heloise: I came up with a great solution to messy, cluttered glove compartments. Instead of fumbling around in a mess every time I needed something, I took a 4-by-8-inch mail sorter with about six compartments and stuck it in my glove compartment.
Drive-by shooting, two car bombs respond to Israeli missile attack on militants
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli motorist was killed in a shooting attack and two car bombs blew up in the working class town of Yehud on Monday, a day after three Palestinian militants were killed by missiles fired from an Israeli helicopter.
Police in Okinawa obtain arrest warrant for U.S. Air Force sergeant suspected of rape
OKINAWA CITY, Japan -- After four days of intense questioning, police obtained an arrest warrant Monday for a U.S. Air Force sergeant suspected of raping an Okinawan woman in a parking lot outside a row of bars.
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