SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 850
One person was injured in a vehicle rollover Tuesday on Highway 169, one mile north of Grand Casino in Mille Lacs County, the State Patrol reported.
THEFT -- Frank McClanahan, 700 block of Eighth Avenue Northeast, reported the theft of tools from his garage.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 300
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to two false alarms Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
LITTLE FALLS -- Two people were injured in a single-vehicle rollover Monday on Highway 10, just south of Highway 27 by Little Falls.
The Brainerd Fire Department was called at 3:11 p.m. to a fire alarm at Potlatch.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 133, a year ago 205.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 255, a year ago 229.
State golf briefs
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Claudia Pilot earned the No. 2 seeding for the Minnesota Golf Association Women's Amateur Championship by shooting a 72 at Bent Creek Golf Course on Tuesday.
It's on to Bradley for Dana Hasselberg
STAPLES -- Despite having an older sister play Division I golf and having her father as the head golf coach, Dana Hasselberg has played golf on her terms.
Rain leaves Pine Ridge in lush shape
MOTLEY -- This year's rains have been kind to Pine Ridge Golf Club as lush green fairways and greens accentuate the thick forest background.
Around the greens
Country Clubs Estates tied with Dettbarn Construction six all to maintain its lead on the field and win the first half of league play.
Jog your memory with exercise and good diet
NEW YORK (AP) -- Just like the rest of you, your memory keeps fit with exercise, diet and good health maintenance.
Women find caregiving major obstacle to exercise
WASHINGTON -- Busy caring for others, many middle-age and older women would go off by themselves to exercise -- if they only had the energy.
Possible Alzheimer's vaccine cited
WASHINGTON -- Scientists and doctors fighting Alzheimer's disease long have focused on alleviating the symptoms -- fearing that the brain is so complex that it might be impossible to find a cure for the dreaded condition that is wiping out the memories of 4 million Americans.
Study: Ibuprofen effective for common preemie problem
Ibuprofen works just as well as a drug used to cure a blood-vessel problem common in premature babies and is less likely to cause a dangerous side effect, researchers reported Tuesday.
Chronic bowel diseases discussed After chatting via Internet, group gets together
Times can get tough for a group of people who have been diagnosed with chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, but they have learned to deal with their illnesses with a little support from their friends.
Macalester physics, astronomy professor wins national grant
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A Macalester College physics and astronomy professor who has spent a decade studying other galaxies has won a large national grant.
Pea farmers and processors prepare to harvest year's crop
SIMPSON (AP) -- Paul Wacholtz deftly pinches open a pea pod the size of a finger, showing five small green orbs lined up in a row. If every pod looked like that, he said, the field's harvest would be good.
Hot, humid, stormy weather affects Minnesota's crops
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Strong winds and hail last week caused localized damage to some crops across the southern two-thirds of the state, the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday.
Colleges experience boom in summer study-abroad enrollment
CHICAGO -- Ashley Tikkanen had a problem: She wanted to study abroad during college, but she also wanted to graduate on time.
HACKENSACK -- The Cass County Transportation Program for the Elderly has selected a member to serve as a representative from the Hackensack area on the Advisory Board.
Federal plan to reduce protections for wolf has little impact on state
DULUTH (AP) -- The gray wolf population has rebounded so much that the federal government on Tuesday released a plan to lessen protections for the animal.
Vacation tips you never may have considered
Even minor ailments can take the fun out of a great vacation or perfect summer day. In its July issue, Self magazine lists the following tips:
States trying to keep young people on the farm
WASHINGTON -- Imagine Nebraska without any farmers.
Love of painting rediscovered
Paul Shippey, 82, moved into Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd in March of 1999. Shippey became paralyzed from the waist down four years ago after abnormal blood vessels were removed from his spine.
Brainerd woman named Dairy Princess runner-up
LINDSTROM -- Sadie Smith, 19, the daughter of Danny Smith and Debra Kempi of Tamarack, Aitkin County, was crowned Region 2 Dairy Princess at ceremonies June 24 near Lindstrom.
Fashion show raises funds for church in Crosslake
CROSSLAKE -- Immaculate Heart Catholic Church summer chapel was the locale for the Style with a Smile style show and salad luncheon held recently.
Live fire battle drill
CAMP RIPLEY -- It was a unique annual training for Minnesota Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 194th Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company at the end of last month at Camp Ripley.
Participants go back in time at Mille Lacs History Festival & Rendezvous
Britton Murrey was a young participant in the Tomahawk throw at the Mille Lacs History Festival & Rendezvous held June 25-26 in Isle.
Swimming, cliff jumping banned on St. Croix River near Stillwater
STILLWATER (AP) -- Swimming and cliff jumping in a dangerous section of the St. Croix River near this city have been banned after a drowning last month.
Deep Portage Conservation Reserve offers weekday programs
HACKENSACK --Deep Portage Conservation Reserve offers programs for the public at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
AITKIN -- The Aitkin County Historical Society's sixth annual Garage Sale will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Depot Museum, one block south of the stoplights in Aitkin.
Staples storm damage
Fred Heier stood in a lot behind his home Sunday after a tornado ripped his garage to pieces and uprooted trees in his yard on the south side Staples on Saturday night. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Miss Aitkin to be crowned during Riverboat Heritage Days
AITKIN -- The Miss Aitkin Scholarship Pageant will be held during Riverboat Heritage Days this week.
Baxter looking at fire substation possibility
BAXTER -- The city of Baxter is researching ways to develop a fire substation in the city, the possible beginnings of a fire district in the area.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Bad left leg or not, Bill Lakin is a good man to have nearby when you're drowning. That was the assessment of Shane Miler, 17, of 303 Northeast J Street after he was rescued by 32-year-old Lakin at Lum Park or Rice Lake.
City closes meeting, Dispatch objects
The Brainerd City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to close a special meeting concerning the tentative boundary agreement with Baxter.
Bypass opening ceremony Aug. 9
BAXTER -- Opening and dedication ceremonies for the Highway 371 bypass will be 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- State Rep. Henry Todd Van Dellen won't seek re-election this year.
Board OKs $83,000 contract for interim superintendent
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes School Board Monday approved contracts with its superintendent and two of its administrators.
Blom's trial delayed; parts to be closed to public
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) -- Opening statements in the murder and kidnapping trial of Donald Blom were delayed at least an hour Wednesday, while people lined up outside the courtroom waiting for available seats.
FBI defends probe of reservation deaths
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Only four of 57 deaths on Indian reservations investigated in recent months by the Federal Bureau of Investigation remain unexplained, the agency said in a booklet released Monday.
Brainerd, Baxter reach annexation agreement
The cities of Brainerd and Baxter have now agreed on a 10-year annexation agreement involving the future boundary line north of both cities.
Oak Lawn Township plans moves to curb annexation
Oak Lawn Township, in hope of stopping annexation, is looking to offer services that could keep landowners from opting for Brainerd.
Another low-fare airline enters market
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- American Trans Air on Monday began service from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to Chicago's Midway Airport, becoming the second new airline tenant in two months for the Metropolitan Airports Commission.
Champion figure skater Yamaguchi, new husband to reside on Gull Lake
Come winter, the new neighbors at Gull Lake should be right at home on the ice.
Beating the heat
One-year-old Abigail Thelen of East Gull Lake ventures into Whipple Lake in Baxter
Brainerd to welcome new teachers
The Brainerd School Board took care of routine business Monday.
County continues to lose rural flavor
Reflecting the continued growth, the Crow Wing County Board has been receiving several requests to rezone land from agriculture to rural residential this year and approved another two zoning changes Tuesday.
Grams leads challengers in poll 'Undecided' leads bunched-up DFL field
ST. PAUL (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Rod Grams had double-digit leads over each of his four major DFL challengers, who remain bunched up behind ''undecided'' with nine weeks to go until the Democratic primary, a new poll shows.
State employee permitted to sue over release of personal data
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A state employee can sue the Department of Employee Relations over the release of his Social Security number to a union, the Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
Fall kills man
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- An Eden Prairie, Minn., man died when he fell while walking in the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota.
NTSB: Not immediately calling 911 cost lives in St. Cloud gas explosion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal investigators, probing a natural gas explosion that killed four people in St. Cloud, Minn., two years ago, said lives could have been saved had workers who severed the line been under orders to call 911 immediately.
ST. PAUL -- Feed for poultry raised for personal use is now exempt from the Minnesota sales tax under a bill authored by Rep. Steve Wenzel, DFL-Little Falls, that has been signed into law by Gov. Jesse Ventura.
New chief takes charge
ONAMIA -- Melanie Benjamin, 44, took the oath of office as the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe's new chief executive Tuesday, pledging to cherish the tribe's traditions and emphasize education for its children.
Rural Bertha farmer Blashack files for Otremba House seat
Republican John Blashack, 49, a rural Bertha dairy farmer, filed Monday for the District 11B seat currently held by Rep. Mary Ellen Otremba, DFL-Long Prairie.
Ex-school bus driver gets five-year sentence for kidnapping girl
ROCHESTER, (AP) -- A former school bus driver was sentenced to nearly five years in prison Monday for kidnapping a fifth-grade girl and leaving her bound and gagged in a bus.
Pequot Lakes outlines cost of elementary school
PEQUOT LAKES -- A new Pequot Lakes Elementary School in Breezy Point and a renovated sixth- through 12th-grade facility may become reality in 2002 if district taxpayers approve an estimated $22 million to $28 million bond levy referendum in December.
SE Minnesota faces more high water
Residents of Austin, Spring Valley and other parts of southeastern Minnesota struggled with high water Monday after heavy rains drenched the region over the weekend. For some areas, it was the second major round of flooding this summer.
School board decides on graduation standards
The Legislature is giving school districts a timeline to move forward with the Profiles of Learning.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - The Brainerd Water and Light Board Friday voted to apply for federal funds for the Baxter Interceptor Project, a $465,000 construction project with completion timed to coincide with the completion of the new Wastewater Treatment Plant.
BAXTER -- After spending the weekend cleaning out sewer water from their basements, Kentwood Drive residents packed Baxter City Hall Tuesday to demand that the city pay for the damage and resolve the ongoing storm water issues on their road.
Judge John Roue of Crookston has filed for re-election to Court 18 in the Ninth Judicial District. He was appointed to the bench in 1980 and re-elected in1982, 1988 and 1994.
Tax rebate checks are in the mail
ST. PAUL (AP) -- For 3.4 million Minnesotans, there's new meaning to the phrase ''Christmas in July.''
Tobacco industry suggests damages in millions, not billions, to sick Florida smokers
MIAMI -- The nation's leading cigarette maker would rather pay millions than billions if a jury decides the tobacco industry should pay punitive damages in a case involving up to 700,000 sick Florida smokers.
Nation's oldest black church has its first female bishop
CINCINNATI -- Preacher. Journalist. Author. Now add to Vashti McKenzie's resume a position never before filled by a woman in the long history of the nation's oldest black church: Bishop.
As population grays, Americans are staying put
WASHINGTON -- The South and West are still hot destinations for people moving out of state, but for the past 15 years an aging American population has increasingly been leaving moving boxes in the attic and suitcases in the back of the closet.
Psychiatrist convicted in drug deaths of five elderly patients
FARMINGTON, Utah -- A psychiatrist accused of killing five elderly patients by prescribing fatal doses of morphine was convicted Monday of manslaughter and negligent homicide.
American Airlines launches bid for Northwest
American Airlines has made a $3.7 billion offer to buy the stock of Northwest Airlines, but the two sides still remain billions of dollars apart in negotiations that have come down to the single issue of price, sources familiar with the talks said Tuesday.
Wealthy environmentalist buys Santa Barbara paper
Wendy P. McCaw, the billionaire environmentalist and ex-wife of cell-phone king Craig McCaw, has agreed to buy the Santa Barbara News-Press in California, bucking a national trend toward newspaper consolidation and corporate ownership.
Critics attack FBI e-mail snooping device 'Carnivore'
WASHINGTON -- Civil liberties and privacy groups are railing against a new system designed to allow law enforcement agents to intercept and analyze huge amounts of e-mail in connection with an investigation.
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. -- Doris Buffett Bryant wants to give away her fortune before she dies. Happily, her younger brother isn't helping.
Scientists support EPA regulations on mercury
WASHINGTON -- Removing a key obstacle to Environmental Protection Agency plans to regulate mercury from power plants, a panel of scientists has concluded that the agency was justified in setting stringent levels of protection from the toxic substance.
Jury finds death of track star was thrill killing by another teen
BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) -- A high school track star shot while jogging around a northwoods lake was slain by another teen who told friends that, in the prosecutor's words, ''he wanted to know what it was like to kill someone,'' an inquest jury decided Tuesday.
Berkeley council considers clemency
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Some council members in the city where the Symbionese Liberation Army burst into prominence with the kidnapping of Patty Hearst are urging clemency for accused SLA fugitive Sara Jane Olson.
Search on for missing after New York buildings collapse
NEW YORK -- Firefighters and rescue workers combed through the rubble of two collapsed buildings early Wednesday looking for three people feared trapped in the pile of bricks and wood.
FAA plan designed to limit flight delays falling short
CHICAGO (AP) -- A Federal Aviation Administration program designed to reduce flight delays hasn't done much yet, according to newly released data.
Pentagon seeks second supplier for anthrax vaccines
WASHINGTON -- With its ambitious anthrax immunization program hobbled by a shortage of vaccine, the Pentagon is trying to get a new source for the millions of doses it needs each year -- something officials admit they should have done two years ago.
Woman, three children killed as truck plunges into river
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- In a neatly written note to her husband, a woman gave the only hint as to why she killed their three sons and herself by driving the family's pickup truck into the Missouri River.
Woman seeks new start after Clinton commutes sentence on drug charges
MINNEAPOLIS -- These days, Serena Nunn finds joy in the sight of trees, streets and even convenience stores -- anything that reminds her she is no longer behind bars.
Suspected church arsonist pleads guilty
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Indiana man, who called himself a missionary of Lucifer, pleaded guilty to setting 26 churches on fire over a five-year period that ended in 1999, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
Man jailed after human waste dumped at city council meeting
DELTA, Iowa (AP) -- A man angry over a problem with his sewer line dumped a five-gallon bucket of human waste at a city council meeting, splattering members in the process.
Two workers killed; mechanic arrested
DALLAS -- A mechanic who had recently suffered personal problems walked into the trucking business where he worked Tuesday and shot two fellow employees, killing both, authorities said.
With big crops looming, USDA lowers estimates of commodity prices
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Big crops in the United States and overseas are pushing down grain and soybean prices for a third straight year, the government said Wednesday.
Airlines may not lift fuel surcharges anytime soon
DETROIT (AP) -- Oil prices remain high enough that fuel surcharges added to the price of airline tickets several times this year will not be dropped anytime soon, an industry trade group says.
N.Y. court grants lesbian visitation to partner's kids
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A lesbian who helped raise the two children of her ex-lover has been granted temporary visitation in a ruling believed to be the first of its kind in New York.
All-Star Game/7 p.m. Tuesday/NBC
ATLANTA -- Forgive Bobby Cox and Joe Torre for feeling a little bit like Abbott and Costello. These All-Star injuries have turned the lineup card into a comedy routine.
All stars going, going, gone
ATLANTA -- If you have always wanted to play in a major league All-Star Game but, somehow, it's never quite worked out, here's your chance. Call National League Manager Bobby Cox. It may not be too late. He's two men short of a full squad. He and his minions have searched for volunteers. So far, they have come up empty.
Lawton's single keys 3-run ninth
ATLANTA (AP) -- Twins outfielder Matt Lawton made the most of his first All-Star Game appearance, knocking in a run in the ninth inning on Tuesday night in the American League's 6-3 win over the National League.
Mercury down Lynx
PHOENIX (AP) -- Lisa Harrison scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury over the Minnesota Lynx 64-54 Tuesday night.
Boomer and Torre together again
ATLANTA -- Joe Torre always could count on Boomer in big spots.
All-Star Game oddity No Yankee has ever been MVP -- until Jeter's heroics Tuesday as AL wins
ATLANTA -- The caterer for your dinner party doesn't show up. Your best man cancels at the last moment. The stars are no-shows at your All-Star game.
Doherty promises to drive Tar Heels
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Other college coaches promised starting positions and offensive opportunities for Matt Doherty. North Carolina's Dean Smith told the New York prepster he would be lucky to play by his junior year.
Irvin hits the ground running in his second career in TV
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Ten minutes after he retired from football, Michael Irvin was already making headway in his new job as an NFL broadcaster.
Sosa's slams earn Morris couple money for new home
ATLANTA (AP) -- A Morris, Minn., couple won $250,000 toward the purchase of a new home thanks to Chicago Cubs star Sammy Sosa's performance Monday night in the Home Run Derby.
Monson not interested in Irish job
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota coach Dan Monson said Tuesday he's not interested in the vacant head coaching position at Notre Dame because he wants to finish the job of rebuilding the Gophers program.
Sammy slams way to home-run title
ATLANTA (AP) -- Sammy Sosa finally has a home-run title.
The best All-Star story belongs to Galarraga
ATLANTA -- Last year at this time, as chemotherapy drugs coursed through Andres Galarraga's body, he wondered whether he'd ever make it back to the ballfield. Tuesday night, with his body cleansed of cancer, according to MRI after MRI, Galarraga wore his signature full-face smile as he prepared to start his first All-Star Game, in his own home park no less. This is a story more likely for a Turner channel than for Turner Field.
Injury forces Irvin to retire
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Michael Irvin lined up on Troy Aikman's left, ran his trademark slant to the middle of the field and cradled the pass between the 8s on his blue Dallas Cowboys jersey.
Cubs' Sosa one of the joys of summer
ATLANTA -- This All-Star Game desperately needed a hero. It found one in Sammy Sosa. Maybe the Cubs don't want him. But the rest of baseball thinks he's a keeper. How do you spell respect? The Cubs better start spelling it ''S-O-S-A.''
THE YOUTH SPORTS RAGE
READING, Mass. -- On a summer afternoon when they should have been celebrating goals scored, three young boys watched in horror as the father of a fellow hockey player allegedly beat their own dad into deadly unconsciousness.
Yankees' 'future' comes through
ATLANTA (AP) -- The New York Yankees have 25 World Series titles, 18 Most Valuable Player awards, four Cy Young winners and eight Rookies of the Year.
Inconsistency plagues Twins at halfway mark
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins, believe it or not, have improved since the halfway point of last season. Unfortunately for a team desperate to give the hometown fans a shot of adrenalin, it's not so easy to tell.
MOTLEY -- Myrtle Benson, 91, Motley, died Monday, July 10, 2000, at Greater Staples Hospital.
Mae N. Taylor
AITKIN -- Mae N. Taylor, 90, Aitkin, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at Riverwood Extended Care Center of Aitkin.
Larry J. Petersen Sr.
MERRIFIELD -- Larry J. Petersen, 62, Merrifield, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at the VA Hospital of Minneapolis.
Margaret Ruud, 96, Brainerd, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Mary E. Trutnau-Rostamo
ONAMIA -- Mary E. Trutnau-Rostamo, 78, Onamia, and formerly of Garrison and Bullhead City, Ariz., died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at Mille Lacs Nursing Home of Onamia.
Isabel F. Widmer
NEW PRAGUE -- Isabel F. Widmer, 71, New Prague, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at home.
Duane L. Jenkins
WINFIELD, Ill. -- Duane Leslie Jenkins, 77, Winfield, Ill., died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Central DuPage Hospital of Winfield.
William E. Hix
PILLAGER -- William E. Hix, 64, Pillager, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
E. Blanche Fraser
ORR -- E. Blanche Fraser, 97, Orr, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at Littlefork Medical Center of Littlefork.
Alois 'Al' Happke
PIERZ -- Alois "Al" Happke, 89, Pierz, died today, Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at St. Mary's Villa of Pierz.
Alvina Nelson, 84, Brainerd, died today, Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Jay F. Aykens
STEEN -- Jay Florin Aykens, 83, Steen, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at Palisade Manor Nursing Home of Garretson, S.D.
PINE RIVER -- Della Kempton, 96, Pine River, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at home.
STAPLES -- Jeremy Brodeur, 21, Staples, died Monday, July 10, 2000.
Ethanol - Dispatch Editorial
There's been plenty of grim news regarding escalating fuel costs but there is some good news from the fuel industry -- especially for farmers.
No politician wants to be for secrecy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- This time, all the political forces aligned to produce the first significant campaign finance reform law in 21 years. Next time may be a while coming.
Some letters have gone back and forth about infallibility and the Catholic Church's position against artificial contraception. No one has mentioned that God
A reasonable level of divorce
We hear much these days about the decline of cultural and moral values in America. As proof of this decline critics cite the coarse content of movies and popular songs, the continuing crisis of out-of-wedlock births and ''skyrocketing'' divorce rates.
The missile misses
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
Tedious gasoline politics
Watching a gasoline pump pump gas is not most Americans' idea of exciting home entertainment or imaginative presentation of the latest news.
Air service - Dispatch Editorial
Tourism is just one of many industries in the Brainerd lakes area but it's a vital one. It's a driving force in our economy and one that gives us an identity. It sets us apart from Austin, Cloquet or Willmar.
I can't imagine how anyone can chew on a drumstick again after watching the animated movie "Chicken Run" which opened last week to great critical acclaim. (The 1995 screening of "Babe" the talking pig led a number of people to drop pork from their diet.)
Corruption's growing menu
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
GOP lawmakers rail at EPA move on clean water
WASHINGTON -- Congressional critics accuse the Clinton administration of conducting a ''power grab'' by moving to require states to develop new pollution control plans for dirty waterways just days before legislation blocking such regulations can go into effect.
Gore, Bush still tied in state poll
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Vice president Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush continue to run evenly in Minnesota in their race for the presidency, according to a poll published Wednesday.
Back-porch diplomacy, tight secrecy launch landmark Mideast talks
THURMONT, Md. -- Hoping to live up to the legacy of Camp David, President Clinton and the Israeli and Palestinian leaders are plunging into intensive negotiations in a backwoods setting whose informality belied the ''profound and wrenching'' questions at hand.
Gore says Bush backers blocking progress in Congress
NEW YORK -- Vice President Al Gore said Tuesday that the same ''wealthy special interests'' that are financing George W. Bush's presidential campaign are blocking progress in Congress on health and minimum-wage legislation.
Bush asks NAACP to give his civil rights agenda a chance
BALTIMORE -- George W. Bush told delegates of the nation's largest black civil-rights group on Monday that racism is alive in America and that his party should do more to combat it.
Israel calls of sale of radar system to China
THURMONT, Md. (AP) -- Israel informed the United States on Wednesday it was calling off its planned sale of an advanced airborne warning system to China.
Clinton opens drive for Mideast peace
THURMONT, Md. -- President Clinton flew to Camp David on Tuesday to launch a high-stakes drive for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, cautioning both sides that ''there can be no success without principled compromise.''
Gulls pleased they were selected
ST. CLOUD -- Once a year, Dick Putz Field turns into friendly confines for the Brainerd Mighty Gulls.
Brainerd Legion beats Cold Spring 11-7
COLD SPRINGS -- Bob Brown and Paul Kirkpatrick lit up the scoreboard for the Brainerd Legion team as they won 11-7 against Cold Springs Tuesday.
Pitchers have the upper hand in Northwoods All-Star Game
ST. CLOUD -- The Northwoods League All-Star game Monday at Dick Putz Field was as close of a game as you can possibly have. The North Division All-Stars scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the South Division by one run.
Gulls once again hoping for strong finish
Last year's edition of the Brainerd Mighty Gulls finished the season 35-28 and took the St. Cloud River Bats to the brink of elimination in the Northwoods League playoffs.
Northwoods League Baseball
Mid-State softball, baseball teams announced
The 2000 Mid-State Conference all-star baseball and softball teams have been announced. Eight area baseball and softball players made the team.
Lakes area events
Turtle Races, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, downtown Nisswa.
Nisswa celebrates Freedom Day with parade, street dance
The Lucky Loon's float featured children and toy blocks. The Lucky Loon is a business on Main Street in Nisswa.
Pequot Boosters Club to move to family center
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Boosters Club provides year-round, supervised sports activities for almost 800 area youths in grades K-6, all with volunteers.
Individual fund-raising efforts for family center under way
PEQUOT LAKES --A prospect list has been developed and volunteers were to begin calling individuals this week to offer the opportunity to give to the Lakes Area Family and Teen Center.
Weather drawing by Colin Sullivan of Mrs. Frank's second grade class at Riverside school.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 81 52 clr
Around the world
Amsterdam 65 54 rn
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 81 55 clr
Around the world
Amsterdam 60 52 cdy
I love summer
Weather drawing by Alisah Bethel of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows near 60. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight...Clear. Lows around 60. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Many groups offer help for children suffering abuse
DEAR ABBY: This letter is in response to your recently printed letter from ''Concerned in Pennsylvania,'' who asked what advice could be given to children who suffer abuse in their homes and cannot leave. We receive calls of this type regularly at Childhelp USA.
Names and faces
LITHGOW, N.Y. (AP) -- Actor Liam Neeson suffered a broken pelvis Tuesday when his motorcycle collided with a deer near his home, authorities said.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- The highly publicized tour by the reconstituted Supremes was in turmoil Tuesday, with Diana Ross saying it's been canceled and promoters insisting the shows will go on.
Teen's hair problem may be more than just skin deep
DEAR ABBY: Your response to the grandparent who was concerned because her 13-year-old granddaughter had a mustache was incomplete.
Rex and Janine Wells will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Swan Creek Ranch, 7350 69th Ave. SW, Motley. No gifts please. They were married July 12, 1975, in Leader.
Dear Readers: Here is a recipe for CANDIED YAMS from a newspaper column dated 1979, and it still holds up today -- quick, easy and tasty. -- Heloise
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Firefighters and stunned villagers searched for more bodies Wednesday after a gasoline pipeline explosion in southern Nigeria that killed more than 100 villagers who were scavenging for fuel and left 100 others seriously injured.
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