Feds investigate C/K pickup brakes
WASHINGTON -- The government has upgraded its investigation into the safety of 3.8 million General Motor Corp. C/K pickups after hundreds of people complained about the brakes.
Time to start thinking Toyota when shopping for full-size SUV
Over the years, Toyota hasn't been the first name to come to mind for most shoppers of full-size sport utility vehicles. Ford and Chevrolet, yes. Toyota, no.
Government investigating Jeep Grand Cherokees for gear shift problem
WASHINGTON -- A federal safety agency has opened an investigation into complaints that more than a million Jeep Grand Cherokees may have a safety problem that causes them to suddenly shift out of gear when in park position.
CLC tuition could rise nine percent this fall
Central Lakes College students could see a 9 percent increase in tuition this fall.
Angry dad may break more than dishes
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married three years. We have a great relationship except for one problem: When "Chad" gets angry, he breaks things and punches holes in the walls. He eventually calms down and regains his composure, leaving broken dishes and cracked plaster.
SOUTH ST. PAUL. (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 350.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 202, a year ago closed.
Taste these meatballs and you'll want recipe
This week's recipe for moist meatballs topped with a tangy dill sauce comes from Cindy Zacher.
French toast satisfies almost any craving
A home cook covers all the bases with the recipe for Challah French Toast With Berry Sauce: There's something for the hearty-breakfast eater, something for the fruit-breakfast eater and something for the bakery-breakfast eater.
Ripe apricots give sweet-tart flavor to homemade ice cream
Fresh Apricot Ice Cream is a special summer treat.
CASS LAKE -- Three people died in two separate vehicle accidents Wednesday and today in Cass County.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
WALKER -- A 19-year-old Remer woman has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide following the death of a 22-year-old Cass Lake man Sunday.
Off to a good start
EAST GULL LAKE -- One of the main people that you'll run into on a golf course isn't the pro, the owner or even the superintendent.
Cragun's is offering a three-week introductory women's golf clinic starting July 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Golf equipment pioneer dies
Ely Callaway, who turned Callaway Golf Co. into the biggest clubmaker in the world with his "Big Bertha" drivers and a passion to make golf enjoyable for the masses, died early Thursday of pancreatic cancer. He was 82.
Shep's on Sixth, which tied for the lead last week, moved into first place in the men's twilight league at Pine Meadows June 28.
Golf tip from a pro
As club fitting has become more prevalent over the last several years, the area that the average golfer has taken the least advantage of is that of putter fitting.
Junior golf tourney returns to the Pines
NISSWA -- The American Junior Golf Association will conduct the fourth annual Compaq Junior Classic at The Pines at Grand View Lodge July 9-12.
Mueller named new FBI chief
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush nominated Justice Department veteran Robert Mueller on Thursday to head the FBI and try to help the agency rebound from a string of recent embarrassments that ranged from bungled documents to the discovery of a spy.
Study: Women who try labor after Caesarean increase risk of uterine rupture
Mothers who have had a Caesarean section increase their chances of rupturing their uterus if they attempt vaginal delivery during their next pregnancy, especially if labor is induced, according to a new study.
Man who received first self-contained artificial heart described as doing well
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The man who received the world's first self-contained artificial heart was back on a ventilator to assist his breathing but was still doing well, one of his doctors said Thursday.
Cass board chair opposes turning street into county road
PILLAGER -- Turning 72nd Street, a town line road between Home Brook and Maple townships, into a county road is not the answer, Cass County Board Chair John Stranne said Tuesday.
Work to proceed on road
PILLAGER -- Work will proceed for the improvement of Cass County Road 105 through the Gull Dam area, County Engineer David Enblom informed the county board Tuesday.
Schedule to prepare Cass sale of leased lots on Long Lake announced
PILLAGER -- Land Commissioner Norm Moody announced Tuesday the schedule for the county to prepare to sell county leased lots on Long Lake.
Cass board receives report on changes to property tax laws
PILLAGER -- Cass County Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Anderson reported to the county board Tuesday on 2001 legislative changes to the property tax laws.
High energy sounds in Pequot Lakes
The Zuhrah Drum Corps of Minneapolis, with its high energy sounds and fast stepping marches, brought people to their feet at the Fourth of July parade in Pequot Lakes Wednesday. (Dispatch Photo by Jodie Tweed)
Board votes to adopt jail joint powers agreement
PILLAGER -- Cass County Board voted Tuesday to adopt the Regional Adult Detention Services Joint Powers Agreement.
Baxter council approves hiring of Patrick Gilby for building inspector
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council Tuesday approved hiring Patrick Gilby as city building inspector.
A Deerwood log home blends Americana and cottage charm. Look for the story in Friday's Housing section.
Weed problems are reported to board
PILLAGER -- Noxious weeds will take over Cass County fields and turn them to tumbleweed if more is not done to eradicate them, Don Wiese said to the Cass County Board Tuesday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - Jim Martinson of Martinson Insurance was elected to a second term as director of Region 2, Minnesota Professional Insurance Agents.
Monster of a good time
The Purple People Eater was spotted cruising through the Fourth of July parade in Brainerd, smoking and spitting at the crowd.
Visioning work session on Cass' future open to all with ideas to contribute
PILLAGER -- Anyone wishing to contribute ideas toward Cass County's future is invited to attend a visioning work session.
Reuter back at work in Cass County
WALKER -- Cass County Veterans Service Officer John Reuter was back at work Tuesday in anticipation of the county board's formal action to lift his suspension Tuesday night.
Board, sheriff, cool to no-wake zones
PILLAGER -- More enforcement, not more no-wake zones, is the answer to managing the effect of increasing boat and motor size, according to the Cass County Board and Sheriff Randy Fisher.
Performing on the 4th
Stephanie Conroy, youth leader at United Methodist Church in Brainerd, directed a group of singers on her church's float during the parade.
Jobless claims rise as labor market struggles
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans filing new claims for state unemployment insurance rose last week after falling for three weeks in a row. The jump provided fresh evidence that the struggling economy continues to take a toll on workers.
Man devours record 50 hot dogs in 12 minutes
NEW YORK (AP) -- A man inhaled a record 50 hot dogs in just 12 minutes Wednesday to destroy his stunned competition in the annual Nathan's frankfurter eating contest.
Spy plane arrives in Georgia for repair
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- A cargo plane carrying the fuselage and other salvageable parts of a Navy spy plane arrived at Dobbins Air Force Base on Thursday, more than three months after the surveillance plane made an emergency landing on China's Hainan island.
Man shoots seven, three fatally, at RV park
RIFLE, Colo. (AP) -- A man fired a handgun at people in an RV park and a nearby grocery store, killing three and wounding four others, police said.
Drinking among teens still rampant
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A 15-year-old Ohio boy speaks of friends jailed for drinking and driving. A 17-year-old from Tennessee talks of classmates who use the school bathroom to get an early start on drinking. And a 20-year-old college student from Maryland says a priority her freshman year was to track down a fake ID.
Ex-FBI agent Hanssen strikes, deal admits spying for Russians
WASHINGTON -- Former FBI agent Robert P. Hanssen struck a deal Tuesday to plead guilty to charges of rampant spying for the Russians, an agreement that will spare his life and clear the way for the government to interrogate him about the most damaging espionage breach in FBI history.
Hollywood actors strike averted by deal
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actors' unions reached a tentative contract agreement Tuesday night that could raise salaries for "the middle-income actor" and likely avert a crippling walkout for the TV and movie industry.
Seven Yankees, three Twins, make All-Star team
NEW YORK (AP) -- Here's another reason to hate New York: Joe Torre picked seven Yankees for the AL All-Star team
U.S. soccer team defeats Canada
BLAINE (AP) -- The United States women's soccer team ended Canada's hold on them, snapping a four-game winless streak with a 1-0 victory Tuesday afternoon.
Henin ends Capriati's Grand Slam dream
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Jennifer Capriati's Grand Slam hopes crumbled Thursday when her game fell apart on Centre Court at Wimbledon.
Robert S. Lemire
AITKIN -- Robert S. Lemire, 74, Aitkin, died Tuesday, July 2, 2001, in Farm Island Township.
Shirley F. Emerson Smith
TWO HARBORS -- Shirley Florence Emerson Smith, 74, Two Harbors, died Monday, July 2, 2001, at Lakeview Memorial Hospital in Two Harbors.
MINTO, N.D. -- Jacqueline "Jackie" Lizakowski, 34, Nisswa, died Monday, July 2, 2001, near Nisswa.
Wayne E. Oslund
LITTLE FALLS -- Wayne E. Oslund, 70, Little Falls, formerly of Swanville, died Monday, July 2, 2001, at his home.
Russell L. Partridge
Russell L. Partridge, 86, Brainerd, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Hugh 'Wallie' W. Schneider
Hugh "Wallie" W. Schneider, 79, Brainerd, died Monday, July 2, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Clifford Hefti, 80, La Crosse, Wis., died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.
EAST GULL LAKE -- Robert Krell, 59, East Gull Lake, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
John W. Rahto
DEERWOOD -- John Wilkie Rahto, 71, Littlefork, and formerly of Nokay Lake, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, in Littlefork.
UPSALA -- Delores Knoll, 77, Upsala, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at the Lutheran Care Center.
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Washington Post:
The 2001 session - Dispatch Editorial
On policy, the Legislature gets high marks for having the courage to finally enact meaningful property tax reform. Lawmakers showed political courage and adopted a refo
By the actions of the Cheney/Bush team in their first year in office, this appears to be the new Pledge of Allegiance:
Politicians aren't perfect
WASHINGTON -- This Independence Day holiday found the United States preoccupied, as it had not been for a long time, with the generation that created the nation. It is not a notable anniversary; 225 years is a good long run, but not a landmark. Still, David McCullough's biography of John Adams, one of the architects of the new republic and our second president, tops the New York Times best-seller list, following on the success of another book about the heroes of that era, "Founding Brothers."
Dan Yaunick having trouble getting in gear
Dan Yaunick said his rookie season in his Chevrolet-powered Wissota Late Model has been "a struggle."
North Central Motor Speedway
The late Irv Oswald sat on his 1962 Chevrolet Late Model Stock Car in this photograph taken at North Central Motor Speedway in 1971.
Couple roars to the alter in souped-up Chryslers
CANNON FALLS (AP) -- A Hastings couple traded wedding bells for the sounds of roaring engines and ripping metal last weekend at the Cannon Valley Fair.
Two people rescued from stranded boat
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Rescuers pulled a Minneapolis couple from a small boat dangling over a spillway above St. Anthony Falls on the surging Mississippi River as Fourth of July crowds watched.
Record low in International Falls
INTERNATIONAL FALLS (AP) -- Christmas in July? It felt like it to some residents of this far northern Minnesota city who awoke Thursday to a record low temperature.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Storm Junior Olympic 14 & under girls' slow-pitch softball team won the Elk River ASA/USA Minnesota Sports Federation JO Slow-pitch Festival June 16-17 at Elk River.
Mighty Gulls notes
The Brainerd Mighty Gulls finished the first half of the Northwoods League season Tuesday atop the North Division standings. The team's 18-13 performance assured them a spot in the division playoffs at the end of the season's second half.
Mallards sparkle in win over Gulls Wednesday
You have to expect fireworks on the Fourth of July. But you usually expect the glitter and glow to start popping a little later in the day, after the sun has set.
Brainerd to host another USSSA tourney
Brainerd will maintain its reputation as summer tournament headquarters when it plays host to the second in a series of four state youth events this weekend.
Mallards drop Mighty Gulls Tuesday
The Brainerd Mighty Gulls dropped a 5-3 decision to the visiting Madison Mallards Tuesday night at Mills Field.
Northwoods League Baseball
Brainerd Legion team improves to 6-5
The Brainerd American Legion baseball team improved its record to 6-5 with a 6-1 win over Staples at Adamson Field June 29.
Win some, lose some
CHICAGO (AP) -- The way the Chicago White Sox celebrated after a two-run rally in the ninth inning, you would think they had done something more than just win a game in early July.
Wolves return to Channel 29
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves will be shown on one of their original television homes, Minneapolis Fox affiliate WFTC-TV, next season.
The Brainerd area's weeklong July 4th celebration comes to a close Friday with the Freedom Festival "family night" and street dance, featuring The Original Knights of Rock and Roll.
Community band forming in Cuyuna Range area
CROSBY -- A Cuyuna Range community band is now forming.
Story behind how 'A.I.: Artificial Intelligence' was made is reason enough to go see it
The story behind the making of "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence" can be found in the production notes that accompany the film's release, at least for those who care about such things.
Spielberg completes Kubrick's vision
LOS ANGELES -- Steven Spielberg's "A.I." star is real; Stanley Kubrick's was not.
'A.I.' tops box office with $29.4 million
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "A.I. Artificial Intelligence," Steven Spielberg's sci-fi tale of a robot boy who longs to be loved, debuted as the top weekend film with $29.4 million.
For week of July 5-11; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
1. "Seven Up" by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's)
Rhythm of the Rails to debut reconstructed set
By the time the Rhythm of the Rails opens its latest song-and-dance production July 12, its cast will have earned its stripes as carpenters, set painters and structural engineers.
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in last week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in last week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission.
Artists team up to catch eye of passersby
For all the spectacle at Sunday's Arts in the Park, it was hard to miss the throng that gathered throughout the day at tent No. 100.
Summer festivals continue across state
Tourism events around the state of Minnesota. For more information, visit http://www.exploreminnesota.com or call (800) 657-3700 or (651) 296-5029 in the Twin Cities area.
Swing band to play benefit for tour of Scandinavia
PARKERS PRAIRIE -- A benefit big band dance will run from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Hi-Way Park Ballroom north of Parkers Prairie as a fund-raiser for the 18-piece Sophisticated Swing Band tour of Scandinavia in July 2002.
Art show includes both paintings, literary works
Nancy Williams and Jan Kurtz are exhibiting their works at the Evelyn Matthies Porthole Gallery at 712 Washington St., Brainerd.
Susan Smith, the daughter of Bill and Marie Smith of Motley, recently won the World's Largest Open Mic Contest at Mars Music in Nashville recently.
Group recently was named state's bluegrass band of the year
NEW YORK MILLS -- The bluegrass band Urban Renewal will perform at 8 p.m. July 14 in the James W. Mann Performing Arts Center, sponsored by the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s far north to around 80 southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from 70 north to 85 south.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the 80s.
Weather drawing by Nick Murray of Mrs. Dunphy's kindergarten class at Baxter school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from around 80 northeast...To near 95 southwest.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Widely scattered late afternoon thunderstorms far west. Highs from the mid 70s northeast to the lower 90s far west.
According to Minnesota state law, all teens 14-17 years old are required to have a permit to operate a personal watercraft and all person ages 12-15 must have a permit to operate a boat with a motor of over 25 HP.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- The 16-year-old actor who plays the son of mob boss Tony Soprano was arrested early Wednesday on robbery and drug possession charges.
Negotiators clear the way for China to enter WTO
BEIJING -- More than 14 years after it first applied for membership, China has reached agreement with members of the World Trade Organization on the major issues that were delaying its entry into the club of global trading nations, officials here and in Geneva said Wednesday.
Japan critical of U.S. failure to hand over rape suspect
TOKYO -- Japanese officials criticized the Bush administration on Wednesday for failing to surrender a 24-year-old U.S. Air Force sergeant charged with raping a Japanese woman last week outside a U.S. military base in Okinawa.
Russians seek clues to plane crash that killed all 145 aboard
MOSCOW (AP) -- Investigators on Wednesday combed through smoking wreckage and examined flight data recorders for clues to what caused a passenger airliner to plunge into a Siberian meadow, killing all 145 people aboard.
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