Erin MacDonald, Janelle Huss and Katie Erickson, all juniors at Brainerd High School, attended Bethel College in St. Paul recently for Minnesota Girls State, a program sponsored by the Brainerd American Legion Au
Bond between child and parents runs deep, effects are lasting
RICHMOND, Ind.-- He is gone -- torn from her life by cancer when she was 15 years old. Seven years later, Connelly Stokes-Prindle still finds herself longing for her father's advice.
Grandparents find new roles
THURMONT, Md. (AP) -- Hunched on the living room floor in front of a Lego set, 5-year-old Michael Simmons turned and waved at his grandmother. "Look, Grandma," he said, holding a newly built toy in hand.
Three people were hurt in a three-vehicle accident Sunday on Highway 25, just north of Highway 18, in Brainerd.
Julie Nayquonabe and Adam Benjamin, Onamia, a boy, Adam James Benjamin Jr., 6 pounds, 3 ounces, June 7, 2002. Grandparents are Elmer E. Nayquonabe, Onamia, Larry Wind, Onamia, and Arvina Benjamin, Minneapolis.
Roger E. Beuning, 56, St. Joseph, and Barbara J. Barnhart, 62, Brainerd.
St. Joseph's, Brainerd
A gas leak at lot 15 in Stoneybrook Mobile Home Park in south Brainerd caused the evacuation of three or four homes in the park.
Contact your state lawmakers
Area legislators and how to contact them.
Fist-pumping Inkster wins women's Open
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) -- Watching from 40 feet away as her ball plopped into the cup on the sixth hole, Juli Inkster pumped both fists.
Most HIV-positive gay men in U.S. cities don't know they're infected
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- A study of young gay and bisexual men in major U.S. cities found that more than three-quarters of those infected with HIV were unaware they had the AIDS virus.
Some locales get 7 inches of rain
A large thunderstorm swept over central Minnesota late Sunday and early today, dropping more than 7 inches of rain in some places.
County attorney seeks re-election
County Attorney Don Ryan, 41, filed for office today, seeking his third term as Crow Wing county attorney.
Gulls in action
Tuesday's sports section will feature the Brainerd Mighty Gulls' home encounter tonight with Rochester.
WALKER -- The ninth annual meeting of the Tri-County Leech Lake Watershed Project will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Cass County Courthouse in Walker.
Race for a Cure
Luke Schumacher (351), David Schwen of Brainerd (131), Gabriel Mercado of Aitkin (139), Ben Willenbring (331), Josh Meyer (332), Cindi Wiebusch (312) and Dan Seeman led a large field of runners competing in the 5-kilometer run during the third-annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Race for the Cure at Don Adamson Field Saturday. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Fourth festivities wrap up with Arts in the Park
A busy Fourth of July week ended Sunday with a smaller turnout than some years for Arts in the Park in Brainerd.
Cars put on display
Fewer antique and classic vehicle owners brought out their vehicles Sunday afternoon because of the overcast and humid weather, said Nancy Cross, Brainerd Community Action executive director.
Corn maze turns Bunyanesque for this year
The corn plants are knee high right now in farmer Al Jabs' cornfield.
'They didn't win'
Though its windows are still boarded up, the Planned Parenthood clinic in Brainerd reopened today five days after someone fired several gunshots into the building.
This was Brainerd
JULY 8 - 30 years ago (1972) - Getting employees involved and enthusiastic along with the old "Customer is always right" are the two formulas Howard Hamilton credits for his success as president of the Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Brainerd and St. Cloud.
Baxter motorcyclist killed; suspect held by witnesses
A 22-year-old Buffalo man was arrested Friday after his van collided with and killed a 62-year-old Baxter man on a motorcycle, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department reported.
President winds up birthday vacation in Maine
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) -- President Bush played one last round of golf Monday in the early morning mist of the Maine coast before returning to Washington for a week of ceremony and political challenge.
Mum is the word
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two subpoenaed former executives of WorldCom Inc. will refuse to answer questions Monday from a House committee that is opening an investigation into allegations the huge telecommunications company defrauded investors of billions.
Texas waters slowly recede
BROWNWOOD, Texas (AP) -- As murky water lapped against sandbags piled in front of restaurants, motels and gas stations, residents hoped desperately it wouldn't rise.
Business scandals push Bush toward action
WASHINGTON -- Mounting public concern about the new wave of business scandals is forcing President Bush and congressional Republicans to consider a more intrusive government role in monitoring the private sector than they have been willing to accept.
Residents allowed to return home as huge Arizona forest fire is finally fully contained
PHOENIX (AP) -- The last of the 30,000 people forced to evacuate because of Arizona's massive wildfire are returning home -- but not to their normal lives.
Hewitt drops just six games, wins Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England -- Don't blame Lleyton Hewitt.
Jeter helps Weaver win in Yankees debut
Derek Jeter helped out his jittery new teammate, while Carlos Pena gave his new team something to get excited about.
All-Star troubles brewing in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE -- These surely aren't the sweet sights and sounds Bud Selig wanted for his All-Star game.
Irene J. Davis
DEERWOOD -- Irene J. Davis, 79, Deerwood, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Curtis J. Heikkenen
BAXTER -- Curtis J. Heikkenen, 62, Baxter, died Friday, July 5, 2002.
Edith 'Edie' M. Hedahl
LITTLE FALLS -- Edith "Edie" M. Hedahl, 102, Little Falls, formerly of Bismarck, N.D., died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Ruth A. Heidelberger
ONAMIA -- Ruth A. Heidelberger, 97, Onamia, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at the Mille Lacs Nursing Home in Onamia.
CROSSLAKE -- Pearl Woodworth, 83, Crosslake, died today, July 8, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Dale H. Erdman
Dale H. Erdman, 80, Deerwood, died today, July 8, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Alphonse 'Peanuts' Stumpf
LITTLE FALLS -- Alphonse "Peanuts" Stumpf, 71, Little Falls, formerly of Park Rapids, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
AITKIN -- Alvin Nickaboine, 67, Aitkin, died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at his home.
Richard L. Zablocki Sr.
LITTLE FALLS -- Richard L. Zablocki Sr., 71, Little Falls, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Barbara Boline, 65, Mission Township, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at her home.
After Serena Williams had reduced her to on-court cluelessness, thereby setting the stage for Saturday's All Williams All England women's final at Wimbledon, semifinal loser Amelie Mauresmo pronounced it "a little bit sad for women's tennis. . . . I think people are going to get bored by it. I'm not counting how many people since yesterday told me, 'We don't want a Williams final.' "
I applaud the county's formation of an ATV task force to address the issue of ATV damage to our ditches and driveways. I
Waltrip 'in a good place' after this Daytona victory
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- When Michael Waltrip said he was in a good place, he wasn't just talking about Victory Lane.
Hornish steaming after second late-lap loss
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- A green flag had Sam Hornish Jr. seeing red.
Anderson repairs car in time to win heat
The skies threatened as a sudden downpour fell over North Central Speedway just before the gates opened on L&M Steel Night Saturday. Fortunately, the rain was short-lived and a hot and steamy night of racing got under way.
U turns toward biotechnology
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Under its departing president, the University of Minnesota has moved its research into the marketplace, resulting in closer ties to business and industry.
Farm country reels after latest floods
ADA (AP) -- The owners of Ada Feed & Seed here, like many who live in farm communities throughout northwest Minnesota, are on edge.
Woman carries child for sister who lost others in car wreck
WILLMAR (AP) -- A Willmar woman's love for her sister recently brought new life and hope to a family shattered by tragedy.
Body of Minnesota glider pilot recovered in Tetons
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) -- A Minnesota man was killed last week when his glider crashed into the northeast face of the 13,770-foot Grand Teton.
Dwindling prairie butterfly population alarms wildlife experts
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Dakota skipper, a small butterfly found on the prairies of western Minnesota and the eastern Dakotas, may be heading for the national endangered species list.
Flood produces fish kill along Roseau River
ROSEAU (AP) -- The flooding in northwest Minnesota has damaged more than homes, businesses and roadways, biologists are investigating what appears to be a major fish kill in the lower part of the Roseau River.
Firefighters battle blaze
BELGRADE, Minn. (AP) -- A fire, possibly sparked by lightning, engulfed a grain elevator at a feed mill here Sunday night.
Hamm's Bear celebration delayed
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A local club's plan to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Hamm's Bear was put on hold after objections from Miller Brewing Co., which owns the Hamm's beer label.
Northwoods League Baseball
Sweeney, Lee pace second Whipple Wave
Mike Sweeney of Cottage Grove and Anne Lee of Wayzata were the first male and female finishers in the second annual Whipple Wave Triathlon Sunday in Baxter.
Hoglin pitches Rebels past Braves in playoff opener
FORT RIPLEY -- The Fort Ripley Rebels were powered by Tim Hoglin's one-hit, complete game as North Division top seed Fort Ripley defeated the fourth-seeded Brainerd Braves 9-0 in the opening round of Victory League amateur baseball playoffs Sunday.
Rutman, Fussy, Bricks pace Feet for Fools race
Brady Rutman, Ellen Fussy and Lucas and Kandi Brick won titles in the Feet for Fools Run July 4 in Brainerd.
Mighty Gulls blank Mankato, tie for lead
MANKATO -- Ryan Hamilton left the Mankato MoonDogs howling.
Bees take two of three
The Brainerd Bees blanked Sartell 7-0 Sunday as they won two of three games in three days.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- For one glorious set on the world's most famous tennis court, Serena and Venus Williams set aside whatever qualms they might harbor about trying to beat a sister and just played.
Rain wipes out Bronco games
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department said today's Bronco League games at Jaycees Park have been postponed because to the field conditions caused the recent heavy rains.
Two Olerud home runs sink Twins
SEATTLE (AP) -- John Olerud thinks he has as much bat speed now as he did when he hit .363 as the American League batting champion with Toronto in 1993.
Minnesota state forecast
Flood watch for parts of the northeast this morning...
Wisconsin state forecast
Flood watch parts of northwest and west central today...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Continued humid with a chance of mainly afternoon thunderstorms. Partly sunny with highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Patchy morning fog south and east...Otherwise mostly sunny. Highs in the low to mid 80s.
Flowers liked the rain
Weather drawing by Haley Hanson in the Lowell second grade of Mrs. Sedlachek.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny west. Mostly cloudy east this morning becoming partly to mostly sunny this afternoon. A slight chance of thunderstorms extreme southeast and over the black hills. Highs from the mid 80s north to the mid 90s southeast.
Foreign help sought in probe
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- President Hamid Karzai's government Monday asked international peacekeepers to help track down the killers of a vice president gunned down over the weekend in the heart of the capital.
Russian pilot received contradictory instructions before crashing into cargo jet
BERLIN (AP) -- A Russian pilot received contradictory instructions before crashing into a cargo plane over Germany last week, German investigators said Monday after reviewing voice recorders from the two jets.
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