Joshua M. Fordyce, 28, and Andrea A. Svor, 28, both of Brainerd.
A 36-year-old Brainerd man was arrested Friday for making three bomb threats at Chas Levy Circulating Co. last week.
The Brainerd Fire Department Saturday responded to a hay bale fire on County Road 121 in St. Mathias Township.
Pak wins Farr for 3rd time in 4 years
SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) -- Maria Hjorth made one bad shot. That was all the opening Se Ri Pak needed.
Larry Nelson moves into second place on Senior PGA money list
ADA, Mich. (AP) -- Larry Nelson is climbing fast on the Senior PGA Tour money list.
Hoch wins Western Open in a thriller
LEMONT, Ill. -- Scott Hoch walked off the green in triumph, his arms around his wife and two children, a bright smile lighting up the darkening skies at the Western Open.
At Highland Meadows Golf Club
President building barrier to 2004 GOP challengers in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa -- George W. Bush got to know Iowa's campaign trail when he stumped for the state's leadoff precinct caucuses, and he has moved aggressively to strengthen those ties since taking office.
Condit's media silence in Levy case explained
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Gary Condit has kept a public silence in the Chandra Levy case in hopes of protecting his family's privacy and not jeopardizing the search for the former federal intern, his lawyer said Sunday,
Supporters fight attempts to scuttle campaign finance reform
WASHINGTON -- With the House preparing to debate campaign finance legislation this week, the bill's critics are offering an alternative that would continue to allow unions, corporations and individuals to donate to political parties.
Ventura ready to spread the Canadian love
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura is ready to give Canada his complete attention this week as he heads northbound to strengthen ties with Minnesota's neighbor and No. 1 foreign trading partner.
Jennifer Schmidt, Brainerd, graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Schmidt earned her degree in English.
The great aviator Charles Lindbergh preferred to travel without being recognized as a celebrity.
Two charged for heroin possession
Two people arrested on drug charges July 2 were formally charged in Crow Wing County District Court Thursday.
Russ Smith with Hy-Tec Construction wiped his brow while working on steel rods at the Brainerd YMCA expansion project this morning. With temperatures expected to hit the 90s today, outdoor workers will be exposed to hazardous working conditions.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Hackensack Sweetheart Days, despite a poor outlook on opening day, moved to the outstanding success category. Barbara Tusha was selected as queen this year.
Garage sales -- either you love 'em or you hate 'em.
Fishing Pier repair
Acorn crane service was used to re-attach the gangway of the College Drive fishing pier Monday morning. Recent high water on the Mississippi caused the pier and the gangway to separate.
U.N. conference on small arms highlights global killer apart from AIDS
UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. officials meeting about the illegal trade of small arms start with a dramatic reminder of what they're up against -- a 5-ton sculpture made of more than 7,000 weapons used in crimes, warfare and terrorism around the world.
Comcast offers to merge with AT&T Broadband for $44.5 billion in hostile bid
NEW YORK -- With its $44.5 billion offer for top cable television provider AT&T Broadband, Comcast Corp. wants to create a cable TV and high-speed Internet access behemoth that would dwarf all others.
Online grocer Webvan to file for bankruptcy
FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Online grocer Webvan Group Inc. shut down Monday and said it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Court to decide whether ex-Klansman competent to stand trial for church bombing
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Two evaluations found ex-Ku Klux Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry incompetent to stand trial for the deaths of four black girls in a 1963 church bombing. A third determined he was fit to face charges he helped plant the deadly device.
NAACP plans to sue lead-based paint industry
NEW ORLEANS -- NAACP president Kweisi Mfume says the civil rights organization is preparing to sue the lead paint industry in an effort to hold it accountable for health problems linked to lead in paint.
Lawyer: Church youth leader set to plead guilty to molestation charges
SALEM, Mass. -- A former youth minister and YMCA swim coach decided to plead guilty Monday in the state's largest child sex abuse case because he wanted to spare the children further harm, his lawyer said.
Smith scores WNBA-record 46 in Lynx win
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Katie Smith of the Minnesota Lynx, the WNBA's leading scorer, knows that a league record matters less than a victory.
Ivanisevic wins men's title
WIMBLEDON, England -- Goran Ivanisevic became one of Wimbledon's most improbable champions Monday, beating Patrick Rafter in five riveting sets after barely getting into the tournament.
Twice is nice for Venus
WIMBLEDON, England -- Even before play started, as the players appeared at the traditional pre-final photograph at Center Court, the match already was advantage, Venus Williams.
Armstrong 49th in first stage of Tour de France
BOULOGNE SUR MER, France (AP) -- Lance Armstrong huddled close to other riders Sunday and finished 49th in the first stage of the Tour de France, a leg that Germany's Erik Zabel won in a mass sprint.
The more the Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) -- Fans at Safeco Field let out a big cheer when Mike Cameron was announced as the latest addition to the AL All-Star roster, bringing the total of Seattle players to eight.
Cecelia E. Kingsley
AITKIN -- Cecelia E. Kingsley, 96, Aitkin, formerly of Swatara, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
DONNA, Texas -- Charles Hoffman, 82, Donna, Texas, and Aitkin, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at McAllen Medical Center in McAllen, Texas.
Viola Lucille Ohnstad
Viola Lucille Ohnstad, 75, Little Falls, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at her home.
NORTH PRAIRIE -- Lucille Borash, 81, North Prairie, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at her home.
PIERZ -- Bernice Brausen, 63, Pierz, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at home.
Annette M. Eidenschink
LITTLE FALLS -- Annette M. Eidenschink, 93, Little Falls, died Friday, July 6, 2001, at St. Otto's Health Care Center in Little Falls. She was born in Grand Forks, N.D., on March 30, 1908, to Alphonse and Clara (Turcotte) Gregoire. She married Sidney Rodseth who later died. She married Jacob Eidenschink, who also died. She lived in various places including Grand Forks, Milwaukee and Phoenix. She was a homemaker and day-care provider.
TURTLE LAKE, N.D. -- Emil Kuntz, 69, Turtle Lake, N.D., died Thursday, July 5, 2001, at home.
Gloria Romine, 66, Brainerd, died Friday, July 6, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Marcelia 'Marge' Norman
PINE RIVER -- Marcelia "Marge" Norman, 78, Pine River, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Fern Beatrice Peterson
ONAMIA -- Fern Beatrice Peterson, 94, Onamia, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at the Mille Lacs Long Term Care Center in Onamia.
BACKUS -- Deloris McGill, 58, Backus, died today, July 9, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
MINNESOTA LAKE -- John Cline, 11, Minnesota Lake, died Friday, July 6, 2001, in Aitkin.
Ethel T. Schlee
McGREGOR -- Ethel T. Schlee, 86, McGregor, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake.
LeRoy E. Loucks
MOTLEY -- LeRoy E. Loucks, 89, Motley, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Ditch the mercury
Packrats are plentiful, even in the best of families. When spring cleaning time comes around many folks have a hard time parting with that old sweater that's been out of fashion since 1981.
The church and state
While President Bush was touting his revised ``faith-based'' initiative at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Detroit on Monday, some Democrats were charging
Five more Minnesota lakes have been infested with Eurasian watermilfoil, bringing the known total of infested lakes to 119.
Campaign finance reform necessary
This editorial ran recently in the Daily Journal of Fergus Falls.
Complaints of unfairness are heard
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
Wermter, Mass, Sweet, Hines win NCMS midseason features
The action was fast and furious Saturday night for the Miller Lite Midseason Championships as Brainerd drivers Louis Wermter, Dave Mass, Rick Sweet, and Pete Hines cleaned up and swept their respective divisions at North Central Motor Speedway.
Earnhardt's heroic victory adds to NASCAR's rollicking drama
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. figures someday, Hollywood might make a movie out of his five-month odyssey -- starting with his father's death at Daytona and ending with his own victory on the very same asphalt.
Fellows proves again he's the fellow to beat at Watkins Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) -- Not even a lingering case of jet lag could slow Ron Fellows.
Cheever's Infiniti outduels Hornish in Ameristar Casino Indy 200
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- It's hard to beat a man with a secret weapon.
Force leads NHRA victory parade
POMONA, Calif. -- John Force, the NHRA's most prolific winner, led the victory parade Saturday at the Pep Boys NHRA 50th Anniversary Nationals as the drag racing organization celebrated its golden anniversary under the lights at Pomona Raceway.
U of M, Concordia want Congress to lobby for rejected visas
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Leaders at the University of Minnesota want two of Minnesota's congressional delegates to lobby for Chinese students who had their study visas rejected.
Twin Cities hospitals juggle staff, patients
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Pressure is mounting on Twin Cities hospitals to turn away patients -- and it will probably intensify now that nurses at six hospitals have new contracts giving them authority to limit patients on their units.
Poll finds Minnesotans unhappy with Legislature's performance
ST. PAUL (AP) -- While Minnesota voters give their Legislature low marks for its performance this year, most are satisfied with the results of the recent special session, according to a poll released Monday.
Fire damages Farmland Foods in Albert Lea
ALBERT LEA (AP) -- Workers for the city's second-largest employer were told to stay home Monday as fire crews tried to contain a fire at the downtown Farmland Foods plant.
St. Paul Pioneer Press gets new look
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Saint Paul Pioneer Press is redesigning its newspaper for the first time in 11 years.
Officials hope conservation efforts yield good results
RED WING (AP) -- While a federal report indicates the health of wetlands across the United States might not be improving, local officials hope their conservation efforts will pay off.
Six-year-old drowns in Buffalo River State Park
MOORHEAD (AP) -- A 6-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool at Buffalo River State Park, authorities said Monday.
Dollar keeping Canadians home
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Businesses and towns along Minnesota's northern border are feeling the crunch of an abysmal exchange rate between the United States and Canada that is keeping shoppers from the north away.
Coors, Tharoldson, Biesman win titles
Coors Light over-35 team of Brainerd, Tharoldson Enterprises of Fargo, N.D., and Biesman Trucking of Minneapolis won championships in the Brainerd men's slow-pitch softball invitational Sunday at Memorial Park.
Three-run ninth leads Mighty Gulls
WATERLOO, Iowa -- The Brainerd Mighty Gulls scored three times in the top of the ninth and held off the Waterloo Bucks for a 5-4 Northwoods League win Sunday at Riverfront Stadium.
Northwoods All-Stars to battle Team USA
Five Brainerd players and the entire Mighty Gulls coaching staff will participate in the Northwoods League All-Star Game against the national collegiate Team USA 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
Bees lose two of three in tournament
The Brainerd Bees lost two of three seven-inning games in the Cold Spring wood bat amateur baseball tournament this past weekend.
Mincks pitches Gulls past Waterloo Saturday
WATERLOO, Iowa --Lincoln Mincks pitched the Mighty Gulls to their first victory in the second half, 4-0 over the Bucks Saturday night.
All three higher seeds lose in first round of Victory League playoffs
It was a bad day for high seeds in the Victory League North and East Division amateur baseball playoffs Sunday.
Pierzynski's sacrifice fly beats Reds Saturday
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Another game, another new hero for the Minnesota Twins.
Radke retires last 20 as Twins sweep Reds
MINNEAPOLIS -- When Brad Radke throws strikes, everything else seems to fall into place for the Minnesota Twins.
TWINS 7, REDS 1
Weather drawing by Ashley Banks in the Riverside School third-grade class of Mrs. Meyer.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. A slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms west and central. Highs 85 to 95.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms extreme southwest and southeast. Highs in the upper 80s to middle 90s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy north and east...Scattered thunderstorms southwest. Highs 85 to 95.
The Weather Elsewhere
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Patchy fog early. Then partly to mostly sunny and warm. A chance of showers or thunderstorms north. Highs in the 80s to lower 90s. Cooler near lakes michigan and superior.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms diminishing north this morning. A chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm central this afternoon. Partly to mostly sunny. Warm south with highs from the middle 80s to middle 90s.
Fill bridal baskets with helpful items for bridal party
Dear Heloise: I read in your column a while back about a lady who makes up baskets for the bridal room at a church. She puts little things in it that the bridal party might need while getting dressed for the wedding.
Names and faces
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Best-selling, self-help author Iyanla Vanzant can teach empowerment even with a nursery rhyme.
Report: Ex-Beatle George Harrison treated for brain tumor
BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) -- Former Beatle George Harrison is reportedly being treated for a brain tumor in Switzerland -- just two months after receiving lung cancer therapy in the United States.
Seattle mayor hit in face by protester's megaphone
SEATTLE -- A visibly banged-up Mayor Paul Schell vowed to continue taking his agenda into the streets despite being bashed in the head by a protester's megaphone.
Shady Slim should be told to saddle up and ride away
DEAR ABBY: Five years ago, I met and fell desperately in love with a cowboy named "Slim." I believed everything he told me -- that he had married only once and was divorced, that he had only one son. Lies, all lies. Slim was still married when he married me. He stole money and property from me, then took off to be with a woman in another state.
E. Timor prepares for its first free election
DILI, East Timor -- Sitting among the wooden planks in a carpentry shop that doubles as her family's living room, Maria de Fatima Pinto is ready to run in her country's first democratic election.
Push to solve Northern Ireland crisis shifts to secluded English mansion
WESTON-UNDER-LIZARD, England (AP) -- Efforts to save Northern Ireland's peace accord shifted Monday to a secluded English mansion, where the British and Irish governments planned to challenge Catholic and Protestant parties to strike a new deal within days.
Japanese prime minister seeks tighter discipline among U.S. troops
TOKYO (AP) -- Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Monday urged the new U.S. ambassador to Japan to bolster discipline among American troops stationed on Okinawa following the arrest of an airman suspected of rape.
Indonesian president gives lawmakers deadline to drop impeachment drive
BOGOR, Indonesia -- President Abdurrahman Wahid warned Monday that he will declare a state of emergency and call new elections unless lawmakers drop their impeachment drive against him by July 20.
Mexico's ruling party appears headed for gubernatorial win in Baja California
MEXICALI, Mexico -- President Vicente Fox's party appeared Monday to maintain its grip on the governor's office in Baja California after a lackluster election marked by apathy and low voter turnout.
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