The general rule on Wall Street is that whenever investors want more of something, the Street is happy to oblige -- usually with securities that would have been better left uncreated.
Business inventories rise
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Businesses boosted their stockpiles of goods on shelves and backlots at a faster-than-expected pace in May with retailers leading the way.
Merger impact studied
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Higher airline fares and fewer passenger flights from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport could be the result of a possible acquisition of Northwest Airlines by American Airlines, according to a Metropolitan Airports Commission consultant.
A Brainerd man was injured in a single-vehicle accident in Hubbard County Sunday.
VANDALISM -- The Staples Police Department reported more than 35 vehicles at Nyhus Chevrolet had paint remover poured across their hoods, causing an estimated $30,000 damage.
Baxter City Council agenda
7 p.m. Tuesday
Sorenstam goes from public driving range to top of the LPGA
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) -- On Saturday, Annika Sorenstam was just one of the regular folks in the golf world, hitting some balls at the local driving range.
Roberts wins second GMO with record-setting score
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- This time it wasn't just Loren Roberts' putting that had his opponents shaking their heads.
Floyd shows old killer instinct
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ray Floyd admits he's always been a good putter. He works hard at it.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Final scores and earnings Sunday of the $2.3 million Ford Senior Players Championship on the 6,966-yard, par-72 TPC of Michigan:
Food industry pushing bill to pre-empt state food rules
WASHINGTON -- State laws that require warnings on foods and dietary supplements or regulate the handling eggs and others products could be nullified under legislation food manufacturers are pushing through Congress.
Clinton provides $50 million to fight Alzheimer's
THURMONT, Md. -- Federal researchers will get an additional $50 million over the next five years for research into prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease, including the potential for a vaccine, the White House said Sunday.
Three die in area accidents
MERRIFIELD -- Three people were killed in central Minnesota vehicle accidents over the weekend, one in Crow Wing County and two in Todd County.
Co-op has checks to send, but where?
Individuals or surviving family members of those have equities in the Blue Ox Cooperative may contact the board of trustees by mail at Creameries Blending Inc., 303 NE 6th St., Little Falls, 56345.
Teen hurt on ride at amusement center
BAXTER -- A 15-year-old boy was injured Saturday on a ride at the Paul Bunyan Amusement Center.
James Esser, Baxter, and Joshua Anderson, Brainerd, were named to the dean's list of the Institute of Technology for superior academic performance during the spring quarter in 1999.
Co-chairs chosen for 2000 United Way drive
Reed Campbell and Jeff Olson are the co-chairs of the Crow Wing County United Way 2000 Fall campaign.
Youth group van catches fire in Tennessee
Several members of a Minnesota church youth group who were headed to Alabama for a volunteer project were injured Saturday when their van caught fire in Tennessee.
General Mills buys Pillsbury
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Golden Valley-based General Mills Inc. is buying control of Minneapolis-based Pillsbury Co. for $5.4 billion in stock, creating the world's fifth-largest food company.
No takers? Few take advantage of state's new education tax credit
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Three years after it was created by the Legislature and former Gov. Arne Carlson, the education tax credit program remains a work in progress.
Peter Frampton belted out a song during Moondance Jam 2000 near Walker on Saturday night. Frampton let loose with several guitar solos during his performance.
This was Brainerd
July 17 -- 80 years ago (1920) - A flying machine passed over Brainerd at a high altitude Friday morning. By many it was believed to be Lieutenant Walter Bullock, well known Minneapolis flier who is well acquainted with this Northern country.
Kinkel, Walz file
Sen. Tony Kinkel, DFL-Park Rapids, and Dale Walz of rural Brainerd have filed for Legislature seats.
Gunmen who held six hostage in jewelry store give up peacefully
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. -- The two middle-aged men dressed in business suits claimed to be police detectives as they entered Morgan's Jewelers.
USDA: Imported sheep must be destroyed over possible mad cow disease
EAST WARREN, Vt. -- The owners of three flocks of sheep imported from Belgium to produce milk are losing their animals because of the possibility they were infected with a sheep equivalent of mad cow disease.
'God, it's hard'
THURMONT, Md. -- In a break with the secrecy surrounding the Camp David summit, President Clinton says these peace talks are ''the hardest thing I've ever seen'' and that while he hopes for a deal, he does not know if one can be reached.
Anniversary of Kennedy crash marked quietly
BOSTON -- It was one year ago that a late night plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard killed one of America's favorite sons, and left an entire nation to grieve.
Jones wins long jump Jackie Joyner-Kersee fails to make team
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The day belonged to three remarkable women.
Krayzelburg, Thompson win in meet
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two days after a shocking loss in the 200-meter backstroke, Lenny Krayzelburg reasserted himself with a victory in the 100 back in the Janet Evans Invitational on Sunday.
Blind runner makes Olympian effort
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In her eyes, Marla Runyan is an athlete. Not that she would have gotten an argument from 23,000 spectators at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials Sunday, after her charging stretch run in the women's 1,500-meter final reminded again where the line of acceptance is drawn in this dog-eat-dog show: Finish third or higher and you are an Olympian. Everybody else gets a nice-try pat on the back.
Reports: Man killed was brother of Cards' player
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- A 19-year-old man who died Sunday of gunshot wounds was identified as the brother of St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Ray Lankford, according to broadcast reports.
Hartin, Acuff survive nervous jump-offs in Olympic trials
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Both the men's pole vault and women's high jump finals at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials went to overtime Sunday, with Chad Harting and Amy Acuff having to survive jump-offs to earn their spots on the Olympic team.
Rockies acquire Twins
DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies acquired outfielder Butch Huskey and second baseman Todd Walker from the Minnesota Twins on Sunday for infield prospect Todd Sears and cash.
Johnson hospitalized for irregular heartbeat
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Davey Johnson was hospitalized Sunday after experiencing dizziness caused by an irregular heartbeat.
Baldwin wins again; Leiter loses
Five days after the All-Star game, James Baldwin got another win and Al Leiter lost again.
Twins' rookie wins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Rick Ankiel's brief career has gotten far more attention than Mark Redman's. Some of Redman's teammates think their left-hander is also one of the majors' top young pitchers.
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- Doris Picolet-Jahnke, 98, of Thief River Falls, and a former Pine River resident, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Northwest Medical Center CNC Unit in Thief River Falls.
Quentin "Curly" Newstrom
BREEZY POINT -- Quentin "Curly" Newstrom, 80, Breezy Point and formerly of Long Lake, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis.
Gustav "Gus" A. Holz Jr.
BLAINE --Gustav "Gus" A. Holz Jr., 62, Blaine, died of cancer Saturday, July 15, 2000, at his home.
Wilbert F. Tolppi
Wilber Frank Tolppi, 76, Brainerd, and formerly of Sebeka, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Vernon H. Rohe
Vernon H. Rohe, 63, of Brainerd and formerly of St. Paul, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Woodland Acres Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
BACKUS -- Claudene Flacksbarth, 63, Backus, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Ruth Ann Landin
HACKENSACK -- Ruth Ann Landin, 59, Hackensack, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at home.
How to reach Minnesota lawmakers
Area legislators and how to contact them.
Nobody gives a hoot
WASHINGTON -- In the battle of convention buildups, Republicans are promising something different, Democrats talk of an entertaining liftoff for the fall campaign -- and both parties are producing shows with no shred of suspense.
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
It didn't take long. As predicted, within days of the announcement of a proposed United-US Airways merger, American Airlines began negotiations to acquire Minnesota-based Northwest Airlines.
Build the WWII Memorial
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
Minn says he won't run for any office in wake of rejection by legislators
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Former City Council member Steve Minn said he has no plans to run for any political office, despite interest from Independents and moderate Republicans.
Hillary denies using anti-Semitic slur in 1974
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- A tense moment the night President Clinton lost a Congressional bid in Arkansas 26 years ago has returned to embroil Hillary Rodham Clinton in controversy.
Andretti wins race; sets sights on second title
TORONTO -- It's been nine years, but a victory in the Toronto Molson Indy has Michael Andretti thinking about another championship.
Amato keeps winning at Colorado track
MORRISON, Colo., -- Joe Amato won for the sixth time in his career at Bandimere Speedway Sunday at the 22nd annual Mopar Parts Mile-High Nationals.
Ray cruises to first victory of the year
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) -- Greg Ray always had the fastest car in the Indy Racing League. He finally drove a winner Saturday night.
Jensen, Stewart repeat; Sweet sweeps
Brad Jensen and Trevor Stewart delivered the one, two punch Saturday, as they continued their hot streaks, returning to North Central Motor Speedway's victory lane.
TORONTO (AP) -- Results Sunday of the Molson Indy FedEx Championship Series race at Exhibition Place, with starting position in parentheses, driver, type of car, laps completed and reason out, if any:
Gulls take series from Mankato
MANKATO -- The Brainerd Mighty Gulls improved their record to 6-4 in the second half of Northwoods League Baseball with an extra-innings 7-2 win over the Mankato Mashers Saturday.
Braves upset by Fort Ripley
Tim, Tony and Rob Vieth led the way for the Fort Ripley Rebels as they upset the Brainerd Braves 12-8 in North Victory League playoffs Sunday.
The Dons of Brainerd claimed the 22nd annual Brainerd slow pitch softball tournament, now titled the Hopper Memorial softball tournament, July 7-8. The event was organized by Eric Haapajoki to start a scholarship fund in the name of his father, Jon Haapajoki.
Brainerd Legion captures split
GRAND RAPIDS -- The Brainerd Legion baseball team split with both Duluth Lakeview and Grand Rapids this weekend as it competed in the Grand Rapids Tournament.
Radio guide -- WYRQ-FM (92.1), KFML-FM (94.1), KKIN-FM (94.3), KTCF-FM (101.5), KTIG-FM (102.7), WCCO-AM (830), KKIN-AM (930), KLTF-AM (960), 3WI-AM (1270), KVBR-AM (1340), KLIZ-AM (1380), KLLZ-AM (1600)
Around the nation
Jackson,Miss. 102 75 clr, Jacksonville 91 73 cdy, Juneau 65 52 .08 rn
Drought predictions washed away with sudden spurt of summer rains
Just a few months ago, weather forecasters predicted a dry summer with below-normal precipitation in Minnesota, especially in the southern part of the state.
Tonight...Unseasonably cold. Becoming clear early. Lows around 45. Light northwest winds.
Weather drawing by Whitney Joyce of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Flooding impact in Lanesboro more than wet basements
LANESBORO, Minn. (AP) -- Persistent high water has done more than soak basements in this southeastern Minnesota community on the Root River. Flooding has dampened the short summer tourism season.
Around the world
Helsinki 71 57 cdy, Hong Kong 93 82 rn, Istanbul 86 67 cdy
Listen up, hotel executives
Dear Heloise: My pet PEEVES ABOUT HOTEL ROOMS are:
Names and faces
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Ronald Reagan's daughter Maureen says her father is doing as well as someone with Alzheimer's disease can, but that the disease ''just gets worse every day.''
Pillager's Class of 1950 reunites
PILLAGER -- The Pillager High School Class of 1950 recently held a reunion in the Pillager Park, celebrating its 50th year since graduation.
Toddler's death ended two lives
DEAR ABBY: I have started this letter to you a hundred times, but have never been able to finish it. I hope you will print it.
Philippine rebels release ailing hostage
JOLO, Philippines -- Muslim rebels on Monday freed an ailing German woman who had been held in a Philippine jungle since she and 20 other mostly foreign hostages were abducted 85 days ago.
Thousands briefly evacuated after Montreal chemical plant fire
VAUDREUIL-DORION, Quebec (AP) -- An explosion and fire at a chemical plant sent up a cloud of toxic smoke outside Montreal, forcing the evacuation of thousands of nearby residents.
Plane crashes into two homes in India, nearly 60 killed
PATNA, India -- A jet smashed into two homes just over a mile from its destination Monday, killing nearly 60 people on board and on the ground and leaving weeping relatives digging through flaming wreckage in search of survivors.
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