New businesses slated for East Brainerd Mall
New stores will arrive at the East Brainerd Mall this fall and into next year.
Citing ad woes, Wall Street Journal warns of earnings shortfall
NEW YORK -- Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, Thursday surprised investors by warning that its earnings would fall short of forecasts for the third quarter because of a continued slump in advertising.
Performance reviews, and why you need to do them
NEW YORK -- It's on your to-do list, and you're going to get to it at some point. In the meantime, your employees are wondering when you're going to give them their performance evaluations and let them know how they're doing.
Money and work follow terrorism on worries lists
TENSIONS RISING: Next to fears of terrorism, the biggest worries people have involve work and money, a new survey finds
State begins testing program to help rural entrepreneurs
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state on Wednesday began testing a new initiative to provide online, virtual support to small businesses in rural communities, particularly communities trying to diversify their economic base.
Senate votes to ban personal loans to execs
WASHINGTON -- The Senate is moving to bar companies from making personal loans to their top executives, such as those given to Enron and WorldCom officials -- and President Bush when he was a Texas oilman a decade ago.
PEQUOT LAKES -- When Deb and Joe Hallbeck opened their restaurant in 1994 the menu was on one side of a sheet of legal paper.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
Legal loophole protects bankruptcy option for wrongdoers
WASHINGTON -- Corporate wrongdoers could no longer file for bankruptcy to avoid civil fines and lawsuit claims from bilked shareholders under a provision of the proposed accounting reform bill making its way through the Senate.
Market selloff may not be over yet
After a decade of investing in stocks, Philip Little is about ready to get out.
What's the best way to find right mover?
Q. I recently purchased a new home and now face the daunting task of moving. What's the best way to find a reliable moving company at a fair price?
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac voluntarily agree to comply with SEC disclosure rules for public companies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have voluntarily agreed to comply with federal disclosure rules as part of the push to make companies more open in the face of accounting scandals, officials announced Friday.
CROSSLAKE -- Dorothy Anderson, Anderson Tax & Accounting Service in Crosslake, was elected vice-president of the Minnesota Society of Enrolled Agents at the June 20 annual meeting.
Supervalu sued for allegedly misstating financial condition
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Supervalu Inc. said Friday that it will vigorously defend itself against a lawsuit accusing the company making false and misleading statements about its financial performance.
Teens working summer jobs may be exposing themselves to danger
WASHINGTON -- For millions of teens, summer is about more than making tracks to the beach. It's when they flood the job market, exposing themselves to the rewards of the workplace -- and its dangers.
Agency of the month
Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity
'Virtual' visits may be custody solution
BOSTON -- The divorce was bitter and the judge's solution high-tech: To the mother, she gave custody of the couple's three young children and permission to move from Massachusetts to New York. To the father, she gave not only traditional visitation rights, but "virtual visitation," twice a week via computer.
Adult Volunteer of the month
Youth volunteer of the month
Regional rules of dressing are all over the map
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Black tie," a seemingly self-explanatory dress code, might have a different definition depending on where you live.
The one and only way to go
Marcia Simon, head of a Westbrook, Conn., public relations firm, says her only child, Erik, 5, similarly has no problem keeping himself occupied. If he wants compa
Strength in numbers and religion
The Black Men Raising Girls Alone group grew out of Greg Jones' own struggles and growth. In 1997, his wife told him she wasn't happy and left. He kept their daughters, Angel and Atiya, then 16 and 7. When the couple divorced the next year, Jones won custody of Atiya; Angel chose to stay with him.
Baxter Youth Shelter - Tammy Smith or Kathy Salinas - 828-4383
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 350. Last Friday: Holiday. Year ago Friday: 701. Thursday actual: 514.
AITKIN -- Two people were hurt in a three-vehicle accident Friday on Highway 47, three miles south of Aitkin.
1. Call to order.
1. Call meeting to order.
Call to order 7 p.m.
British Open: Facts & figures
Event: 131st British Open golf championship July 18-21.
Woods' biggest challenge could come from history at British Open
GULLANE, Scotland (AP) -- Ernie Els and Vijay Singh couldn't catch him at the Masters. Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia couldn't stop him at the U.S. Open.
Special Wheaties boxes feature Tiger Woods, free golf balls
GOLDEN VALLEY (AP) -- Tiger Woods may be aiming for a grand slam when He competes in the PGA Championship next month at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska. General Mills is aiming for a grand slam of its own.
Judge: Administration's legal view of executive privilege too expansive
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge says the Bush administration has a disturbingly broad legal view of confidential advice to the president that would keep a huge amount of government information secret.
Emerson joins race for sheriff
A third person has filed to run for the Crow Wing County Sheriff's position in the 2002 election.
EPA may reduce oversight of water cleanups
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is considering a plan to reduce federal oversight of a key Clean Water Act anti-pollution program and instead "trust states" to clean up more than 20,000 dirty rivers, lakes and estuaries, internal Environmental Protection Agency documents show.
States' ailing finances alter governor's races
BOISE, Idaho -- Six months ago, Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, D, seemed an almost sure bet for re-election to a second term. Today he is an embattled incumbent struggling to save his job -- Exhibit A in how the fiscal crunch enveloping the states this year has dramatically changed the political landscape.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Victims of clergy abuse
Taking the bite out of ticks
The BB-sized tick could suck John Carroll's blood until it became the size of a bean, leave him with an angry red bite, and possibly give him debilitating Lyme disease to boot.
Taking shots at the sheriff
Dan Gottsch, fired as Crow Wing County's chief deputy in June 2001 by Sheriff Dick Ross, now accuses his former boss of betrayal, a faulty memory and inattention to his job.
After putting out a fire in northeast Brainerd July 1, the Brainerd fire chief called Deputy Fire Marshal Mark Germain to the scene because the fire chief thought the blaze might have been intentionally set.
A Brainerd girl turned 2 on Friday, a milestone celebrated by well-wishers throughout the country. Read more about this story in Monday's Dispatch.
This was Brainerd
JULY 14 - 30 years ago (1972) - Dining Specials! -- Cubed Steak, 95 -- Turkey and Dressing, $1.75 -- GOLDEN GRILL
Two killed in head-on collision
WALKER -- Two people were killed and two severely injured in a two-vehicle, head-on collision Friday on Highway 200, five miles east of Walker.
Hundreds gather to protest police officer's treatment of California teen during arrest
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Hundreds of protesters rallied against the treatment of a black teenager who was slammed against a patrol car and punched by a white police officer.
Shuttles grounded due to cracks
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's space shuttle fleet is grounded until at least September because of potentially dangerous cracks in the fuel lines of each ship.
Lindh's lawyers wage fight to suppress his statements
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- John Walker Lindh's lawyers are waging their most important pretrial fight, hoping to keep jurors from hearing the U.S.-born Taliban soldier's statements about meeting Osama bin Laden and knowing of al-Qaida operations.
Abuse calls concerning slain toddler began two years ago
LAKELAND, Fla. -- The first call to the abuse hot line came Aug. 28, 2000.
TV Guide names 'The Jerry Springer Show' as worst ever
NEW YORK (AP) -- The worst TV shows ever are pretty bad -- but "The Jerry Springer Show" tops TV Guide's list.
Bush administration faulted on endangered manatees issue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration, after missing a court-approved deadline, has been given until Monday to propose a new timetable for protecting endangered manatees from boaters off the coast of Florida.
One dead in building collapse, fire at massive printing plant in Wisconsin
LOMIRA, Wis. (AP) -- Part of a huge Wisconsin printing plant collapsed and burned, killing one person and sending flames billowing into the sky in a blaze that continued for hours, authorities said.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada's only top-level trauma center was preparing to reopen Saturday morning, 10 days after it shut down because of soaring malpractice insurance rates, officials said.
Ted Williams' son ran life in last years
HERNANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Ted Williams played little part in his son's early life, but John Henry Williams had a major role in his father's last years.
Iverson, always a fighter, future unclear
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Allen Iverson has been in trouble before and emerged relatively unscathed. So it's too soon to tell how felony charges against Iverson might affect the career of the volatile NBA superstar.
Vizquel hits ball, Mondesi hits wall
Omar Vizquel hit the ball hard. Raul Mondesi hit the wall even harder.
Rookies major leaguers endure pranks, hazing in their first year
SEATTLE (AP) -- Ichiro Suzuki had so much fun dressing up like a waitress for a cross-country flight last year, he wore the skimpy outfit home to greet his wife.
Wrigley Wall prevents majors' longest game
Preston Wilson would've needed to run through a brick wall to keep the Marlins in the game.
James L. Stewart
James Lewis Stewart, 52, Brainerd, died Thursday, July 11, 2002, at his home.
Henry "Hank" Cypher
VERNDALE -- Henry "Hank" Cypher, 64, Verndale, died Wednesday. July 10, 2002.
Frederic H. Smith
MCGREGOR -- Frederic H. Smith, 83, McGregor, died Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Leisure Hills Nursing Home in Grand Rapids.
Jeanne Cluever, 73, Brainerd, died Friday, July 12, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Is the council aware?
Retracing the footsteps
At some point in most lives the nostalgia bug bites and leaves a mark.
Loggers are feeling the squeeze of Big Corporate Business -- and it's most unpleasant.
Superstore or not, it's the consumer who'll decide retail issues
Is it the duty and responsibility of elected officials to legislate the buying habits of consumers? My answer is no. I will not support that type of legislation.
BRAINERD/NISSWA - During the day, Gull Lake is kicking out walleyes in 15 to 28 feet of water.
Night fishing is the coolest
Now's the time to fish those big, clear lakes with a reputation for big, hard-to-catch walleyes.
Looking for loons
AITKIN -- Tuesday morning Ken Perry and I launched his boat on Spirit Lake, a 530-acre lake just north of Mille Lacs.
Outdoor photographer/writer Bill Marchel, a frequent contributor to the Brainerd Daily Dispatch, won two photography awards at the annual conference of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, June 22-26 in Charleston, W.Va.
DNR regional offices in Brainerd cut
With start of the new fiscal year on July 1, DNR regional administration functions at Brainerd shifted to four other cities as part of a department-wide restructuring effort. Brainerd remains an area office but not a regional headquarters.
Roadside lilies bring memories of grandmother
When I was a little girl, Baba (my grandma) tended to tiny spaces of soil that surrounded our home. The front door bordered the sidewalk with small squares of grass on each side of the entry and a long narrow concrete passageway filled all but six inches or so between our house and the building next door. An island of grass survived in a sea of sand in the back of the house.
Allison Coleen Nelson and Matthew Anthony Schwaller
Allison Coleen Nelson and Matthew Anthony Schwaller announce their engagement. Parents are Allan and Peggy Nelson, Plymouth, and Tony and Renee Schwaller, Nisswa. A November wedding is planned.
Amy Elizabeth Olson and Anthony John Wehseler were married May 31, 2002, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson.
Caitlin Marie Eide and Trevor Wayne Nichols
Caitlin Marie Eide and Trevor Wayne Nichols announce their engagement. Parents are Bruce and Shelley Eide, Brainerd, and Wayne Nichols, Brainerd, and Vicki Klein, Duluth. An Aug. 3 wedding is planned at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd.
John and Carol Archambo
John and Carol Archambo, Pequot Lakes, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married July 12, 1952, in Minneapolis.
Lindsay Morrison and Paul Wolf
Lindsay Morrison and Paul Wolf announce their engagement. Parents are Robin and Gary Morrison, Pequot Lakes, and Paul and Edna Wolf, Lakeville.
Janeen Anderson and Terry Huber
Janeen Anderson and Terry Huber announce their engagement. Parents are Darlene Gates, Brainerd, and the late Don Gates, and Jerry and Jackie Huber, Brainerd. An Aug. 24 wedding is planned at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Ken and Rosalie Gulbrandson
Ken and Rosalie Gulbrandson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday at their home in East Gull Lake with their family and friends. They were married July 20, 1952, in Decorah, Iowa.
Five generations recently gathered were Bailey and Brittany Peterson, daughters; Tim Peterson, father; Debbie Peterson, grandmother; Darla Moser, great-grandmother, all of Brainerd; and Lloyd Benbo, great-great-grandfather, Fertile.
Mildred Dailey will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. July 21 at her daughter's house at 17698 Hwy. 18. Signs. No gifts please.
Jessica Fox and Cory Roufs were married May 18, 2002, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls with Father Nick Landsberger officiating.
Brook Mallak and Gary Handeland were married Feb. 24, 2002, at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas with the Rev. Tyrone L. Seals officiating.
Sarah Goetz and Brian Jansma Jr.
Sarah Goetz and Brian Jansma Jr. announce their engagement. Parents are John and Karen Goetz, Plymouth, and Brian and Deborah Jansma, Baxter. A Sept. 7 wedding is planned at Fourth Baptist Church in Plymouth.
Jill Marie Sandison and Andrew Allen Wehseler
Jill Marie Sandison and Andrew Allen Wehseler announce their engagement. Parents are Richard and Mary Sandison, Cavalier, N.D., and James and Linda Wehseler, Ironton. An August wedding is planned.
Randy and Laura Villnow
Randy and Laura Villnow, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married July 16, 1977, in Brainerd.
Angela Freking and Joshua Schwaller were married Oct. 13, 2001, at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa with Pastor Kurt Weid officiating.
Michelle Schneider and John DeVries
Michelle Schneider and John DeVries announce their engagement. Parents are Joseph and Betty Schneider, Madison, and John and Karen DeVries, East Gull Lake. An Aug. 9 wedding is planned at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Madison.
Maisi Anderson and John Pedersen were married June 1, 2002, at Central Lutheran Church in Winona.
Audrey O'Keefe and Shayne Martz
Audrey O'Keefe and Shayne Martz announce their engagement. Parents are Jim and Judy O'Keefe, Crosby, and Jeff and Debby Martz, Emily. An Aug. 3 wedding is planned at the Cascade United Methodist Church in Deerwood.
Karen Farmer and Aaron Loring Reimringer
Karen Farmer and Aaron Loring Reimringer announce their engagement.
Four generations recently gathered were Kaitlin Moser, daughter; Scott Moser, father; Darla Moser, grandmother, all of Brainerd; and Lloyd Benbo, great-grandfather, Fertile.
Youngsters showing way in NASCAR
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Bill Elliott isn't jealous of NASCAR's kiddie corps, even though the young drivers got advantages he never had.
St. Paul police chief injured in accident
ST. PAUL (AP) -- St. Paul Police Chief William Finney was injured Friday afternoon when a motorcycle he was riding collided with a car in Stillwater.
Second teen-ager dies after road-rage crash
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A second teen-ager died Friday after being involved in a multiple vehicle crash blamed on road rage earlier this week.
DNR prepares to operate with fewer funds
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Department of Natural Resources, coping with a $13 million budget cut, said it will reduce camping in state parks after Labor Day, conduct less groundwater research and make other significant changes.
Ventura committee closing down shop, liquidating
ST. PAUL -- Going, going...
QUESTION: I often hear a bout road rage. What is the best way to avoid it? If someone for instance screams, honks, or gives me a rude gesture, what should I do?
Ashwani Mehta, innovative 3M scientist, dies at 68
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ashwani K. (Achi) Mehta, a 3M scientist instrumental in technological advances in photographic and movie film, died Monday of a heart attack. Mehta, of Shoreview, was 68.
Governor released from hospital
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura was released from North Memorial Medical Center Friday afternoon, three days after he was admitted with a blood clot in his lung.
State budget checkup shows patient still ailing
ST. PAUL -- The state's budget will almost certainly have to go back under the knife next year and a budget checkup Friday suggests the patient may be worse off than thought.
Report: Drivers of boats that collided had been drinking
STILLWATER (AP) -- The drivers involved in a fatal boat collision on the St. Croix River July 3 had been drinking alcohol, the Washington County sheriff said Friday.
Area events Saturday
Stock Car Racing
Standings as of July 5
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Family YMCA will conduct three Dolphin Swim Team clinics in August for boys and girls ages 6-17 at the YMCA.
Mighty Gulls shoot down Mallards
If the Brainerd Mighty Gulls are satisfied with winning the first-half title and a bid in the Northwoods League playoffs, they sure didn't look it Friday night against the Madison Mallards.
What is summer?
Summer: The season between spring and autumn where athletes work their tails off getting ready for their sports. It's at this time that athletes jog, sprint, lift weights, go to camps and give up their time in the name of their sport.
Brainerd Mighty Gulls catcher John Purdom almost didn't play for the Gulls, but he's glad that he did.
Trainer favors steroid testing
Can any major league sport be more dysfunctional than baseball?
Contraction decision delayed until next month
NEW YORK (AP) -- While baseball players and owners agreed to give the arbitrator in the contraction grievance an extension until next month, the union agreed to management's concept of a worldwide draft.
No shocker: Lynx lose to Detroit
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Rookie Swin Cash scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half to lead the Detroit Shock to a 72-69 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night.
New Minnesota athletic director draws praise
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Integrity. Honesty. Fairness.
Twins' pitchers hold off Rangers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota's pitching held off the Texas Rangers just long enough for the Twins to get their bats going.
Super sleuths band to solve crime in spare time
PHILADELPHIA -- Its membership list is straight out of a pulp novel: private detectives, retired FBI agents, polygraph experts, even a forensic scientist specializing in blood spatters.
OUTLAW GOLF, Simon & Schuster Interactive/Hypnotix
Hackers break into USA Today's Web site
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hackers broke into USA Today's Web site and replaced legitimate news stories with phony articles, lampooning newsmakers and religions but also claiming Israel was under missile attack.
Awards reflect how Web shrinking
They came to praise the survivors, not to bury the departed dot-coms.
Nomad's nifty with a nod to iPod
After more than 15 years of trying out computers, software and electronic gadgets, it's hard to get excited every time something new arrives in the mail. But I still get a kick out of digital music players.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the 80s. Cooler near lake michigan.
Heat wave continues in West; scattered showers in parts of Central United States
A heat wave continued to set temperature records in the West, but some of the region was relieved by scattered showers and thunderstorms.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the 90s west and north...With mid 80s east.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Sunny. Hot west. Highs from the upper 90s far west to the upper 80s east.
Weather drawing by Brittney Boeder of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
The Weather Elsewhere
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny with highs in the lower to mid 80s.
The 15th annual fire fair will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mission Park. There will be food and refreshments including a roast pork dinner, a comedy and magic act, fire
Thank you to the following individuals and groups that helped make the 2002 "Battle of the Bands" a success:
High-level Israeli, Palestinian officials' meeting postponed
JERUSALEM (AP) -- High-level talks between Israeli and Palestinian officials were postponed Saturday after the Israeli delegation said it needed more time to prepare, Palestinian officials said.
Arafat opens dialogue with State Department with letter to Powell
WASHINGTON -- Yasser Arafat wrote a long letter about democratic change to Secretary of State Colin Powell, beginning a discussion with the United States three weeks after President Bush demanded the Palestinian leader's ouster.
Vote to exempt U.S. peacekeepers from new court for year ends threat to peacekeeping
UNITED NATIONS -- A unanimous Security Council vote to exempt American peacekeepers from prosecution by the new war crimes tribunal for a year ended a U.S. threat to halt U.N. peacekeeping but angered many court supporters.
U.S. team arrives in Afghanistan to investigate airstrike which killed civilians
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) -- Investigators looking into a U.S. airstrike that Afghans say killed scores of civilians -- including 25 people at a wedding party -- will start collecting evidence and testimony at the site next week, a U.S. officer said Saturday.
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