Mary Jane Carter and John Pfeifer sang Wednesday night at Tornstrom Auditorium at Washington Middle School in Brainerd at the annual GospelNight.
We all live under the same stars
I knew little of Haiti before traveling there. I had read a few books, researched a few facts. Haiti seemed to boil down to three words -- poverty, disease and hopelessness.
I write these thoughts on Friday, June 28, 2002, and in the calendar of the Catholic Church we celebrate the feast of St. Irenaeus on this day.
The Berge Family will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Malmo Free Church, at 9 a.m. Sunday at Glen Community Church and at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Glory Baptist Church.
Our Father's House
What started as a vision turned into a life-changing experience for Cherie Cleveland and her family.
Protestant denominations join together to seek new leaders to build diversity
CLEVELAND (AP) -- After a steady drop in membership over the years, leaders of seven predominantly white Protestant denominations -- from liberal to conservative -- have joined forces to try to reverse the trend.
Salvation Army gives up public money over domestic partnership law
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The Salvation Army has decided to forgo $60,000 from the city rather than offer benefits as required by Portland's new domestic partnership ordinance.
Ginger Vanilla Float is a refreshing summer sipper
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ice cream is always in style but this is no ordinary milkshake: Ginger, coconut, ice cream and a splash of lime combine to make the Ginger Vanilla Float, a refreshing summer drink with the lightness of taste suggested by the term "float."
Cold salads are great for a picnic lunch
I am so excited because my sister from Seattle and Amber, my niece, joined us to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Tips for choosing a nice hearty hunk of good bread
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) -- Bread is the symbol of sustenance around the world, and Americans love bread. According to the Wheat Foods Council, the average consumer eats 60 pounds of bread each year.
Freeze fresh berries or diced fruit
To freeze fresh berries or diced fruit for later use, place the fruit in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet lined with wax paper. Freeze for at least two hours.
BUCKMAN -- Five people were injured when a truck collided broadside with a car Wednesday morning one mile south of Buckman.
Lutheran Social Service Senior Nutrition Program for Mississippi Terrace, Oakcrest I and II, and Excelsior Court.
Brainerd Fire Department responded to a Dumpster fire at 9 p.m. Thursday at 702 Norwood St. in Brainerd.
Region 5 board to meet in Staples
STAPLES -- The Region 5 board of directors will meet at 9 a.m. July 11 at the Region 5 office in Staples.
Estes beats darkness to finish one back at Western Open
LEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- The sun was sinking, the shadows were growing and most of the fans had left the Dubsdread Course hours ago.
Home boasts Victorian features
Victorian-style features adorn the facade of this home, Plan K-25, by the Homestore Plans and Publications Designers Network, while a modern interior layout will accommodate a family's needs. Its floor plan has 2,270 square feet of living space.
Tour of Bay Lake area homes planned for first time
DEERWOOD -- Luxurious lake living may be sampled on the Bay Lake area's first home tour being held to benefit a Cuyuna Range charity.
The spray that works best
Just in time for your July Fourth weekend outing, a study concludes that insect repellents containing the chemical called DEET provide the best protection against mosquito bites.
Color: Personalize with paint
It's easy to personalize your home with paint. Decorative painting techniques offer myriad possibilities for customizing the look you want to convey.
Tips to select the proper door knob
The announcer introduced the program as "On The House" and then us as "The Carey Brothers," and soon the fate of our new Saturday morning home-improvement radio talk show would be on the line.
Information needed for Highway 169 project
BAXTER -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking additional information for the selection of the route for the southern portion of the Highway 169 improvement project.
This was Brainerd
JULY 5 - 80 years ago (1922) - Brainerd was host to over 10,000 visitors on the Fourth of July, second day of its 50th anniversary and Homecoming Celebration.
Survivor proves there is life after breast cancer
Sue Kuhn wears many hats. She's a wife, a mother, a business owner and an active dance instructor, among other duties.
Red Lake cancels July Fourth powwow
BEMIDJI (AP) -- For the first time since 1889, Red Lake did not have a Fourth of July powwow.
Shots fired at Planned Parenthood building
Shots were fired into the Planned Parenthood clinic on Oak Street in Brainerd in the early hours of Thursday.
Man apparently drowns in Hardy Lake
PILLAGER -- A 49-year-old Spring Lake Park man apparently drowned Wednesday in Hardy Lake after jumping into the water to get to his 13-year-old son.
A woman was treated for minor injuries by a paramedic after a float strayed off track at the Brainerd-Baxter Fourth of July Parade Thursday.
A Baxter teen is the American Diabetes Associ-ation 2002 National Youth Advocate. Check out Sunday's Dispatch for more about her story.
3 Pierz men killed in collision with train
RANDALL -- A truck carrying four Pierz men, three from one family, collided with a freight train Wednesday leaving three passengers dead at the scene and the driver injured.
Toman files for county board
Karen Toman of Brainerd filed today for the District 3 commissioner post currently held by incumbent Terry Sluss. Toman announced her candidacy earlier.
A flag-waving 4th in Brainerd
Brainerd area residents began lining up literally days in advance for a good seat at the Brainerd-Baxter Fourth of July parade.
McGregor man arrested in connection with school burglary
McGREGOR -- The Aitkin County Sheriff's Department has arrested a 19-year-old McGregor man in connection with a burglary that occurred Wednesday morning at the McGregor School.
Saddam Hussein's stepson, being held in Florida, is not linked to terror
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department said Thursday that the stepson of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, now being held in Florida, is not believed to be connected to any terrorist group or plot, despite his interest in a course at a Florida flight school attended by one of the participants in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Jobless rate edges up in June
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's unemployment rate edged up to 5.9 percent in June as the lingering effects of last year's recession continued to make life difficult for job hunters.
CDC: Dozens of children left in cars died from heat in 2000-2001
Dozens of children are killed each year when they are left unsupervised in or near family vehicles, whether they're left in a parked car on a hot day or backed over in the driveway, the government reported Wednesday.
Four killed, 12 injured in crash of small plane in suburban LA park
SAN DIMAS, Calif. -- A pilot, co-pilot and two people on the ground were killed when a small plane crashed into a park where hundreds of people were barbecuing and celebrating the Fourth of July.
Wildfire evacuees who lost their homes show patriotism 4th
SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) -- Karen Bentley lost her home to fire, but she still came out to celebrate Independence Day and cheer for firefighters battling the largest blaze in the state's history.
Raging waterfall pours over dam in Texas
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) -- A raging waterfall poured over a dam on a storm-swollen lake Friday, threatening to ravage homes and businesses as heavy rain and flash flood warnings continued in the region.
Qwest denies report of Justice Department criminal probe
DENVER (AP) -- Qwest Communications International denied a published report Friday that it is the subject of a criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department.
Pilots accused of being drunk lose licenses, jobs
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday that it had revoked the licenses of two America West airline pilots who were arrested Monday in Miami for operating a passenger jet under the influence of alcohol.
LA airport gunman was Egyptian
LOS ANGELES -- Police looking for possible links to terrorism searched the apartment of an Egyptian who opened fire at Los Angeles' airport, killing two people at Israel's El Al ticket counter before being shot to death by a guard.
Three siblings, three firefighters die in house fire in southern N.J.
GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Fire broke out in a 2 1/2-story duplex Thursday, killing 3-year-old twins, their 5-year-old sister and three firefighters trying to rescue them, authorities said.
Only Las Vegas trauma center closes doors
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Critically injured patients in a four-state region were going to local emergency rooms for medical attention Thursday after the only trauma center in Las Vegas closed its doors.
Five family members drown
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) -- Five family members drowned in a campground lake and a sixth member, a 5-year-old boy, was on life support after a swimming outing turned deadly.
Under tight security, July 4 celebrations go forward
WASHINGTON -- Officials who braced for possible terrorist strikes expressed relief as the nation's first Independence Day celebrations since the Sept. 11 attacks passed without major problems under unprecedented security.
Auto industry opposes bill that would reduce carbon dioxide emissions in California by 2009
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Californians aren't shy about taking to the open road, and the balance between automotive freedom and environmental stewardship is strong in the nation's largest car market.
Many bills this year may be on road to oblivion through House-Senate conferences
WASHINGTON -- Legislation passes the House, the Senate and then, instead of heading to the White House for the president's signature, disappears down a black hole called the House-Senate conference.
Wal-Mart mandates new gun sales policy that exceeds federal guidelines
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Wal-Mart, the nation's largest gun seller, has implemented a rule requiring customers to be approved in a background check before they can buy rifles and shotguns, in a policy that exceeds federal guidelines and represents a victory for gun-safety advocates.
Earnhardt Jr. still adjusting to stardom
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- He's a star without a star's credentials, a businessman without a businessman's experience and a great driver without a great driver's record.
Berkman's bat carries Astros
The Houston Astros are finally playing like a contender in the NL Central, and Lance Berkman is a big factor.
Yankees put end to Thome's homer streak
Mike Mussina (12-3) helped end Jim Thome's seven-game homer streak -- one short of a major league record -- and Raul Mondesi hit his first home run for New York as the Yankees defeated the Indians 7-1.
Venus, Serena to meet in Sister Slam III
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- The latest all-Williams final might be worthy of a Grand Slam, or it could just as easily fizzle into another Grand Letdown.
Guerin, Richter off NHL free-agent market
Two U.S. Olympians are off the free-agent market.
Pastor Rutledge Sheridan
Pastor Rutledge Sheridan, 74, Greenwood, S.C., died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, in Pillager.
John Benedict Rengel
STAPLES -- John Benedict Rengel, 86, Staples, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at his home.
Michael F. Ross
PIERZ -- Michael F. Ross, 54, Pierz, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, as the result of injuries received in a motor vehicle/train crash in Randall.
Joseph Stanley Popowski
Joseph Stanley Popowski, 87, Brainerd, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at his home.
Roy John Gall
BUCKMAN -- Roy John Gall, 17, Buckman, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, as the result of injuries received in a motor vehicle/train crash in Randall.
Alphonse M. Stumpf
Alphonse M. Stumpf, 71, Little Falls, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Mildred R. Bennewitz
ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. -- Mildred R. Bennewitz, 90, Arroyo Grande, Calif., formerly of Brainerd, died Monday, July 1, 2002, in Arroyo Grande.
Orville E. Padgett
Orville E. Padgett, 77, Brainerd, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Edith M. Heddahl
LITTLE FALLS -- Edith M. Heddahl, 102, Little Falls, formerly of Bismarck, N.D., died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Craig Michael Gall
BUCKMAN -- Craig Michael Gall, 24, Buckman, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, as the result of injuries received in a motor vehicle/train crash in Randall.
On June 21 nearly 50 central Minnesota community leaders, nonprofit representatives and health and human service providers gathered for the first time to discuss a crucial topic for the future of our region -- fathers.
Inches closer to a civilized world
The number of nations that permit execution of retarded people shrank significantly when the U.S. Supreme Court found the practice to be "cruel and unusual."
Nation's birthday gives us the chance to appreciate our home
The July 4 holiday truly is the Brainerd lakes area's time to shine.
Minnesotans celebrate the Fourth of July
Festivities went off without a hitch as Minnesotans celebrated Independence Day on Thursday amid heightened patriotism across the state.
Man dies in St. Croix River boat accident
STILLWATER (AP) -- The victim of a St. Croix River boating accident involving members of the Minnesota National Guard was remembered as a "consummate leader" and excellent officer.
Accident spurs passion for triathlons
Angela Sandelin's basketball future appeared promising. As a senior at Annandale High School in 1986, she was one of the Cardinals' top players, averaging 22 points a game, and was attracting interest from colleges.
Northwoods League Baseball
Explosive bats lead to Mighty Gulls 13-5 win
All it took was a couple of minor changes for Brainerd Mighty Gulls' John Purdom to lead the league in home runs and runs batted in.
VFW baseball team wins 4 of 7 games
The sophomore Brainerd VFW baseball team won four of seven games in a 9-day stretch.
Whipple Wave Triathlon
Mighty Gulls beat Bucks Wednesday
Blake Denischuk was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored as the Brainerd Mighty Gulls defeated the Waterloo Bucks Wednesday 8-5.
Local sports shorts
PIERZ -- Pierz rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the fifth inning to nip Crosslake 4-3 in American Legion baseball Tuesday.
Mystics edge out Lynx 64-63
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Washington Mystics guard Coco Miller scored a career-high 22 points Wednesday night in a 64-63 victory over the Minnesota Lynx.
Mariners take ninth straight against Twins
SEATTLE (AP) -- Mark McLemore admits it -- hitting for the cycle crossed his mind.
Grateful Dead concert approved; fans to converge on Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Grateful Dead will live again.
Missouri artist to teach ceramics workshops
LITTLE FALLS -- The Great River Arts Association will sponsor two ceramics workshops at 122 First St. S.E. in Little Falls in July and August, taught by Missouri artist Neely Hachtel.
St. Francis Music Center to host piano students at camp
LITTLE FALLS -- St. Francis Music Center will host its 2002 Piano Camp on July 7-13 at the St. Francis campus in Little Falls.
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appeared in last week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission.
Thousands expected to gather at Moondance Jam to hear .38 Special, Meatloaf, Journey, Scorpions
Between 15,000 and 18,000 people are expected to attend the 11th annual Moondance Jam next week, said the festival promoter.
Surviving members of The Who launch tour after death of bassist Entwistle
LOS ANGELES -- The Who turned their mourning into defiant energy in their first concert after the death of their longtime bassist.
A Performances in the Park appearance by Charlie Roth has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at Gregory Park in Brainerd.
Activist LaDuke to speak at Brainerd library
Winona LaDuke, longtime environmentalist and indigenous rights activist, will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the Brainerd Public Library as the next speaker in the Friends of the Library's "Brown Bag Lunch" Summer Speakers' Series.
Rhythm of the Rails summer shows to highlight opening of paper company
The train station at 307 Front St. in Brainerd will be bustling with activity the last three weekends of July as the sixth annual Rhythm of the Rails show brings celebrities and dignitaries to the stage to celebrate the opening of the Northwest Paper Co., located at the dam on Rice Lake.
Barbara Walters interview with Tatum O'Neal is a ratings winner for ABC
NEW YORK -- It's a good thing for ABC that Barbara Walters is working this summer.
Humanistic theater course students to present 'Cabaret'
A class workshop project presentation of "Cabaret" will be staged Tuesday-July 21 in Dryden Theatre at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Boulder Roll to perform at LF Wellness Festival
LITTLE FALLS -- The second Little Falls Wellness Festival will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Maple Island Park in Little Falls.
Hollywood's in a family way with wealth of kid-friendly films
LOS ANGELES -- The family that pays together has really caught Hollywood's eye.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra commissions new work for Lindbergh celebration
LITTLE FALLS -- To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight, the Heartland Symphony Orchestra will debut "The Flight of Lindbergh."
Guests want to book room at Las Vegas hotel where The Who bass guitarist died
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Las Vegas hotel is rebuffing requests from guests who want to book the room where The Who bass guitarist John Entwistle died last week.
Summer carnivals and fairs on tap across state
This is the Explore Minnesota events report from The Minnesota Office of Tourism.
Sandler's 'Mr. Deeds' goes to No. 1 at weekend box office
LOS ANGELES -- "Mr. Deeds" went to town in a big way as the Adam Sandler comedy debuted as the No. 1 weekend film with $40 million.
Fourth of July festivities continue this weekend in the lakes area with street dances.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the middle 70s northeast to near 90 far west.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny with a slight chance of thunderstorms west and north central. Highs in the upper 80s to upper 90s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s.
Weather drawing by Karlie Mogensen of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Scattered morning thunderstorms...Then partly sunny west. A chance of thunderstorms central. Partly sunny east. Highs from the mid 80s to lower 90s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance for afternoon thunderstorms far west. Highs from the mid 70s to the mid 80s. Cooler near lake michigan.
The Heartland Senior Federation will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center. Program and business. Coffee will be provided. Information, call 828-8457 or 963-2298.
Names and faces
TAOS, N.M. (AP) -- She's a "Runaway Bride" no more.
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