Small SUVs are rated 'poor' for crash repair insurance
Buyers of small sport utility vehicles trade roominess and power for price, but they don't get much of a price break when it comes to the cost of repairing low-speed crash damage, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found in a recent series of tests.
NHTSA: 450,000 cases of odometer fraud annually
WASHINGTON -- More than 450,000 people every year buy used vehicles with mileage gauges rolled back, spending thousands of dollars more than they should, according to a federal study of odometer fraud.
DETROIT (AP) -- Very rarely has the death of a venture elicited as many "told you so's" as when Ford Motor Co. pulled the plug last month on Wingcast LLC, its attempt to give vehicles all sorts of onboard communications capabilities.
New Saturn SUV manages to stand out in crowded market
With more than 50 sport utility vehicles on the market when Saturn added its own this model year, you'd think it would be difficult for the upstart to stand out.
Census survey says more schooling translates into higher earnings
WASHINGTON -- If you are a high school student thinking about college, consider this: Someone with a bachelor's degree earns nearly $1 million more over his or her lifetime than a high school graduate.
Study says children of working moms slow
The children of mothers who go to work full time before the youngsters are 9 months old have poorer mental and verbal development at age 3 than those with stay-at-home mothers, Columbia University researchers report.
Parents, kids define quality time differently
ATLANTA (AP) -- Working moms and dads and their children talk a lot about the need for more "quality time" together. But parents often don't agree with the kids on what constitutes quality time, a study says.
Daughter takes over 'Dear Abby'
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The distributor of "Dear Abby" on Wednesday said the advice columnist's daughter is now the sole author of the newspaper column.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle estimate: 650. Last Tuesday: 808. Year ago Tuesday: 597. Monday actual: 401.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday estimate: 350. Last Wednesday: 679. Year ago Wednesday: 367. Tuesday actual: 613.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 234, a year ago 174.
Turkey kabobs are low-fat option for the grill
Cooking on the grill is a staple of summer entertaining, but many barbecue favorites, like hamburgers and hot dogs, aren't always low in fat.
Cookbooks offer ideas for healthy eating for diabetics
NEW YORK (AP) -- The difficult business of keeping lively variety in a diet constrained by special needs is eased by the constant flow of cookbooks catering to those needs.
Stock up on tomato recipes as they ripen
Every summer my dear friend Chuck brings me a huge cherry tomato plant to hang on my deck.
Peanut butter gives sauce special flavor
A favorite ingredient often can be used in many ways.
THEFT -- Kerri Thiery, 400 block of Southeast 12th Street, Saturday reported the theft of a John Deere lawn tractor.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
Holly Struthers and Clayton Marshalek, Baxter, a girl, Madison Marie Marshalek, 6 pounds, .5 ounces, June 16, 2002. Grandparents are Timara and Kevin Callander, Fifty Lakes, and Karen and Galen Struthers, Baxter.
Candidates for area offices
Crow Wing County
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
Duval hasn't had much fun since British win
GULLANE, Scotland -- For David Duval, the occasion is not so much a matter of defending the title as it was a chapter out of "Defending Your Life."
Woods still has to win over British fans
GULLANE, Scotland -- Bobby Jones felt as much a part of St. Andrews as he did of Augusta National, the course he helped create and mold into one of the most famous in the world.
Tiger Woods's pursuit of the British Open crown at Muirfield starting Thursday could be absolutely thrilling. If he's in the lead, or even in the hunt, the sports world will be glued to the TV. If he wins, then the PGA Championship next month at Hazeltine will be even more riveting than the British Open.
Ruttger's course undergoing facelift
DEERWOOD -- Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge may have grandfathered in golf to the Brainerd lakes area, but it's not showing its age.
Woods opens British Open with a 70
GULLANE, Scotland (AP) -- Tiger Woods began the day by hitting an iron deep into the knee-high rough of the Muirfield links. He ended it knowing he will have to putt better if he is to have a chance at golf's Grand Slam.
The Bodyworks opened up the second half of the Men's Twilight League with a 10-2 win over The Dispatch to take the first week lead July 11.
Confidence and acceptance: Finding the right balance
When you stand over a golf ball, what are you trying to accomplish?
Chemotherapy may not be necessary for some women with early stage cancer
WASHINGTON -- For post-menopausal women with breast cancer that is affected by estrogen, chemotherapy may offer no benefit and a five-year course after surgery of tamoxifen, which blocks the hormone, may be the only treatment needed, a study shows.
Studies: Heart-healthy lifestyle prevents Alzheimer's
LONDON (AP) -- You've heard it before: If you want to remain healthy, eat more fruit and vegetables and less red meat. But scientists now say such a diet also may help prevent Alzheimer's disease.
FDA approves Minnesota company's date-rape drug to treat rare disease
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government approved the notorious date-rape drug GHB to treat a rare but dangerous complication of the sleep disorder narcolepsy. But it will be sold under some of the most severe restrictions ever imposed on a medicine.
Cass population up 1.84 percent in a year
WALKER -- Cass County population is estimated to have grown 1.84 percent from the 2000 census to 2001, according to state demographer records.
Cass decides on over time vs. new hiring
WALKER -- The Cass County Board on Tuesday declined for a second time in a month to hire a new social services employee to handle Title IV-E and child care collections programs.
Nisswa barber to move after 32 years in same spot
NISSWA -- For 32 years barber John Weise has cut hair in his tiny barber shop along Highway 371 in Nisswa, a job he enjoys.
Cass campaign signs won't be allowed in highway rights-of-way
WALKER -- The Cass County Highway Department will follow the state highway department policy this year to enforce state and county laws prohibiting placement of campaign signs within highway rights-of-way.
Aitkin celebrating Riverboat Heritage Days through Sunday
AITKIN -- Aitkin's Riverboat Heritage Days will run through Sunday with a variety of activities.
Miss Aitkin Scholarship Pageant celebrates 20 years
AITKIN -- The 20th annual Miss Aitkin Scholarship Pageant will be 7 p.m. Friday during the community's Riverboat Heritage Days.
Storms damage crops in south central regions
Strong winds and rain have damaged crops throughout the state, the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Services said.
Cass County Board sets meeting days
WALKER -- The Cass County Board's Aug. 6 meeting will be at 5 p.m. at Pine River State Bank in Pine River.
Earnings still less than in 2001 because of interest market
WALKER -- Cass County Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Anderson reported to the county board Tuesday the county has received more than the 2002 budget projected for interest on county funds investments so far this year.
Understand how your septic system works
Proper installation, operation and maintenance of an on-site sewage treatment system -- commonly called a septic system -- are all critical to the system's ability to protect human health and the environment, especially drinking water supplies and water quality.
CROSBY -- Dr. Jerome Poland and Dr. Ina Luca of the Crosby Eye Clinic, and the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center invite area seniors to their 10th Senior Celebration set Aug. 10 at Bear Creek Game Farm.
Cass buying, selling land
WALKER -- Blackwater Homeowners and Leech Lake Watershed Foundation propose to pay $175,000 for 44.13 acres of land along the north shore of Blackwater Lake in Woodrow Township.
Fiesta for Orphans to help orphanages in Mexico, Haiti set Saturday in St. Mathias
ST. MATHIAS -- The 23rd annual Fiesta for Orphans, supported by Brainerd area volunteers and the Knights of Columbus, will be Saturday at St. Mathias Park in St. Mathias.
Tips to get rid of poison ivy
Poison ivy is a common pest in woods and meadows, by cabins, lakes and even suburban housing developments carved out of undisturbed areas.
Garrison woman publishes low-carb dessert cookbook
GARRISON -- A Garrison woman and her husband say they are proof that low carbohydrate diets work. Now they have made it their mission to inspire others to change their eating habits and lose weight.
Hearing-impaired boy listens for bark of lost dog
LITCHFIELD (AP) -- Cody O'Connor, 12 and partially deaf, has been up nights straining his ears for the sound of his lost coon-hunting dog, Herbie.
More companies selling biodiesel fuel
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) -- More companies are selling fuel mixed with a little bit of soy.
Staples Community Foundation reaches goal
STAPLES -- The Staples Community Foundation reached its $250,000 fund-raising goal.
City council member's vehicle collided with police squad car
A collision between a Brainerd City Council member's car and a city police squad car damaged both vehicles a week ago, it was learned today.
County program seeks to reunite families with children in out-of-home placement
Parents with children 8 or younger in out-of-home placement in Crow Wing County will receive more help this fall to get their children back home.
In a Page 6A news brief Tuesday, the name of the Alex and Brandon Safety Center was listed incorrectly.
Original works by wildlife artist Les Kouba are featured in an exhibit that opened this week at the Jaques Art Center in Aitkin. Look for the story Thursday in Tempo.
Meth, cash seized with search warrant
BREEZY POINT -- Methamphetamine and about $36,500 in cash were seized in a search of a Breezy Point residence Tuesday resulting in two arrests here and one in Wisconsin.
Baxter permit cost irks resident
BAXTER -- A Baxter resident who sought a $250 refund for a city permit she decided not to use is upset with Baxter's procedures.
Buxton is presented with Ginger Brauer breast cancer support award
Kathy Buxton was awarded the second annual Ginger Brauer Breast Cancer Support Award at the Susan G. Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure earlier this month.
Life (as blind person) began at 40 for Bunny Tabatt
LITTLE FALLS -- Bunny Tabatt of Little Falls lost her sight when she was 40, forcing her back to school to learn a skill to put her children through college and pay her mortgage.
THE SHOW MUST GO ON
A group of community theater players has stepped into the breach created by Central Lakes College's recent decision to scale back its stage production schedule.
Number of races rise as filings close
A final candidate joined a Crow Wing County commissioner race, raising the number of county primary races to three, and an Aitkin mayor decided to seek a state Senate bid.
In a Page 1A story Wednesday, the contested Crow Wing County commissioner race with Gil Dewes, Byron Eliseuson and Gary Walters should have stated the race is for District 4. And Aitkin Mayor Mark Wedel's candidacy should have listed the District 3 Senate seat.
Cass County veterans report given to board
WALKER -- The Cass County Veterans Services Office, now located in the county health and human services building in Walker, received phone calls from 176 veterans living within the county in June and 69 calls from out-of-county vets living as far away as Montana.
Walters seeks county board post to help lead
In seeking a seat at the Crow Wing County Board, Baxter resident Gary Walters said he was running for the office because many people in leadership positions are not doing their jobs.
A Page 1A story that concluded on Page 5A Tuesday should not have listed Crow Wing County District 4 candidate Byron Eliseuson as a member of the Eagles.
A Baxter couple uses their love of the outdoors to make their home more enjoyable during the summer months. Look for the story in Friday's Housing section.
Residents applaud Excelsior West project
BAXTER -- A proposed road and utility improvement project for Excelsior Road West is welcomed by residents of the road.
The C.A.R.E. (Coordinating Area Resources Effectively) Children, Youth and Families Committee will meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Sawmill Inn in Brainerd.
This was Brainerd
JULY 18 - 40 years ago (1962) - A two million dollar expansion that will add 30 to 40 new jobs here, was announced today by Northwest Paper Co. Phil Budd, manager of the Brainerd Mill, said that a new addition approximately 70x300 feet, will be constructed.
This was Brainerd
JULY 17 - 60 years ago (1942) - Brainerd's representative in the "Queen of the Lakes" contest at the Minneapolis Aquatennial is Miss Cornela Kuebelbeck. She was selected "Miss Brainerd 1942."
Report details intelligence shortcomings before Sept. 11
WASHINGTON -- U.S. spy agencies devoted far too little money and manpower to penetrating al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations before Sept. 11 and were in such short supply of translators and skilled analysts that they could not make timely use of much of the intelligence they did collect, according to a report scheduled to be released Wednesday by a House Intelligence subcommittee.
Stocks shoot higher in early trading
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street turned around in early trading Wednesday as investors, heartened by surprisingly strong second-quarter earnings reports, decided to take a chance on stocks that have been pummeled in eight weeks of selling. The Dow Jones industrials were up more than 160 points.
Sheriff to girl's killer: 'We're coming after you'
STANTON, Calif. -- As authorities searched for the man who snatched and murdered 5-year-old Samantha Runnion, the sheriff issued a warning to the suspect: "Don't sleep, don't eat, because we're coming after you."
Ex-officer to be retried again in Abner Louima case
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Abner Louima torture trial saga isn't over yet.
Poll: Bush popular despite doubts about corporate scandal response
The recent barrage of congressional and media criticism directed at President Bush for his handling of the widening corporate financial scandal has failed to damage his popularity, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Army Corps of Engineers leaders ready for reform
WASHINGTON -- The embattled leaders of the Army Corps of Engineers have concluded that their analyses of potential water projects have eroded to "unacceptable" levels, damaging their ability to make credible recommendations to Congress.
FBI official says he believes bin Laden is dead
WASHINGTON -- The FBI's top counter-terrorism official spoke out Wednesday about the fate of Osama bin Laden, saying he believes the nation's most-wanted terrorist is dead.
Plane crash sets house afire
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) -- A small plane crashed in this Kansas City suburb just after takeoff, killing the pilot and passenger and burning part of a house, fire officials said.
Army charged strip club fun
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said the individuals spent the money "on lap dancing and other forms of entertainment," running up a total bill of $38,000.
Cheney Q. and A.
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Dick Cheney has not publicly discussed his actions as chairman and CEO of Halliburton Co. since it came under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and became the target of multiple lawsuits for its accounting practices.
Becoming citizen getting tougher
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The attacks of Sept. 11 sparked an unprecedented surge in the number of people seeking to become U.S. citizens, but fears of further terrorism led the government to take longer in approving hopefuls.
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) -- A man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly burning a kitten on a barbecue grill as several other people stood around and watched in amusement.
Intel Corp. to shed 4,000 jobs
Intel Corp., still reeling from one of the chip industry's worst downturns, on Tuesday posted anemic earnings and announced it will cut 4,000 jobs, or about 5 percent of its workforce, by the end of the year.
Attorneys general of 11 states push Bush to address threat of global warming
BOSTON (AP) -- Attorneys general from 11 states sent a letter Wednesday to President Bush calling on him to end the administration's "regulatory void" and address the growing threat of global warming.
Senate Democrats kick off debate on prescription drug coverage
WASHINGTON -- Carrying anti-corporate fervor to a new legislative front, Senate Democrats on Tuesday kicked off debate on how to help consumers meet the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs -- and accused pharmaceutical companies of padding their profits at the expense of consumers.
House, Senate must reconcile corporate crackdown legislation
WASHINGTON -- After whisking to passage new criminal penalties for business fraud, House lawmakers were poised to try to resolve differences with the Senate on corporate crackdown legislation to send to President Bush.
Draft House measure to include key Bush priorities for Homeland Security
WASHINGTON -- Despite resistance from key lawmakers, President Bush would win approval of several major pieces of his proposed Homeland Security Department under legislation unveiled Thursday in the House.
Child's body may be that of abducted 5-year-old girl
STANTON, Calif. (AP) -- A child's body that resembles an abducted 5-year-old girl was found in a rugged, heavily forested area of a neighboring county, but officials couldn't immediately say if it was that of missing Samantha Runnion.
Giant stinky flower
ENCINITAS, Calif. -- Visitors say it smells like rotten crabs, eggs left in the sun or road kill. To greenhouse owners, it's the sweet smell of success.
Nation's governors conclude meeting with appeal to Washington for economic help
BOISE, Idaho -- Governors wrapped up a summer meeting dominated by economic issues with a plea to Washington for help in coping with cash-strapped budgets.
Stocks struggle amid concerns about AOL Time Warner's accounting
NEW YORK (AP) -- Concerns about AOL Time Warner's accounting practices pressured Wall Street Thursday, giving already hesitant investors another reason to avoid making new commitments to the market. Stocks were narrowly lower.
House panel finds Traficant violated ethics rules, could be expelled
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House panel found flamboyant Ohio Rep. Jim Traficant guilty Thursday of ethics violations stemming from his conviction on bribery, tax evasion and fraud.
Police officers, including one who was videotaped punching teen, indicted by grand jury
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A white police officer caught on videotape pummeling a handcuffed black teenager has been indicted on assault charges, less than two weeks after a beating that has drawn comparisons to the Rodney King case.
Bush reaffirms his faith in Cheney
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, faced anew with questions stemming from his administration's close ties to big business, said Wednesday he expects Vice President Dick Cheney to be cleared by a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into the accounting practices of the Texas company Cheney once led.
Housing construction down in June
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Housing construction, which has helped fuel the sputtering economy, declined in June after a bounce the month before, signaling the sector may be losing steam.
Schilling keeps on winning
A matchup between Curt Schilling and Mike Hampton was once highly anticipated. When they faceoff these days, fans usually see Schilling win and Hampton struggle.
Baseball has had its moments
Baseball's list of "most memorable moments" is missing a few.
MOORHEAD -- Ned Weyaus, 85, Moorhead, formerly of Onamia, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Howard Lake.
Norman C. Berger
LITTLE FALLS -- Norman Charles Berger, 82, Little Falls, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Wayne Charles Kopp
PARK RAPIDS -- Wayne Charles Kopp, 79, Park Rapids, formerly of Wadena, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at his home.
Norman C. Berger
LITTLE FALLS -- Norman C. Berger, 82, Little Falls, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
PASADENA, Calif. -- Robert Kommerstad, 75, Pasendena, Calif., owner of Brainerd radio stations The Power Loon, KLIZ-FM; Froggy KFGI-FM; KVBR-AM and KLIZ-AM, died Thursday, June 11, 2002, in Pasadena, Calif.
Judith 'Judy' K. Longfellow
Judith "Judy" K. Longfellow, 58, Brainerd, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Joseph "Joe" R. Hillman
NEVIS -- Joseph "Joe" R. Hillman, 73, Nevis, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at his residence in Nevis.
PINE RIVER -- Jane Jones, 47, Pine River, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at home.
Ruth E. Nutter
LITTLE FALLS -- Ruth E. Nutter, 86, Little Falls, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Jacob 'Jack' Lundgren
LONGVILLE -- Jacob "Jack" Lundgren, 78, Longville, died Monday, July 16, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Frances D. Schneider
RANDALL -- Frances D. Schneider, 97, Randall, died today, July 18, 2002, at St. Otto's Nursing Home in Little Falls.
George P. Lapos
RANDALL -- George P. Lapos, 92, Randall, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at home.
MOTLEY -- Helen Converse, 81, Motley, died Monday July 15, 2002, at the Staples Care Center.
Martin (John Joseph) McGuire
ONAMIA -- Martin (John Joseph) McGuire, 77, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at the Mille Lacs Long Term Facility in Onamia.
Judith 'Judy' K. Longfellow
Judith "Judy" K. Longfellow, 58, Brainerd, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Louis R. Goligowski
BAXTER -- Louis R. Goligowski, 84, Baxter, formerly of Cushing, died Friday, July 12, 2002, in Brainerd.
CHANNING, Mich. -- Josephine Halverson, 79, Channing, Mich., formerly of Nisswa, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, in Rosemount.
Ferdinand O. Koehn
UPSALA -- Ferdinand O. Koehn, 99, Upsala, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
Pedal power BMX track backers want to make sure youths have a home
Let other communities worry about safe streets, air pollution and economic development. Right here in River City a motocross bicycle track has emerged as a controversial issue.
After attending Wednesday's public forum on the proposed superstore moratorium, I came away both impressed and offended. Impressed by the courage of Bob Olson and Gary Scheeler with their defense of the capitalist free-enterprise system.
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Citizens first, consumers second
Bob Olson has asserted that Brainerd City Council would somehow be "legislating they buying habits of consumers" if it accepted public input and comprehensive planning process results that supported restrictions on superstore and other undesirable development.
Thank you to all who attended the Rosenmeier Forum last Wednesday, July 10. I would also like to thank the large number of interested citizens and business owners who have attended the Coalition for Responsible Development meetings, Planning and Zoning meetings in both Brainerd and Crow Wing County, and Brainerd City Council meetings in support of keeping superstores out of our community.
Paul Wellstone portrays himself as an environmentalist. Well let's examine his votes. He recently voted not to allow nuclear plant waste in the repository in Nevada. What this would do is force the Prairie Island Nuclear plant to keep storing waste on an island in the Mississippi.
Younger Waltrip reaching icon status
The biggest names in NASCAR -- Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Dale Jarrett, Bobby Labonte -- each drew a roar from the sellout crowd at Chicagoland Speedway, even if the ovations for Gordon and Stewart were mixed liberally with boos.
Hendrick to assist in launching minority-owned Winston Cup team
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Sam Belnavis and Tinsley Hughes sat in a conference room at Hendrick Motorsports going through a stack of paperwork that set the groundwork to making them owners of a Winston Cup race team.
Dismore to be at Menard's
Mark Dismore, a 2002 Indy Racing League racer, is scheduled to visit Mega Menards in Baxter Monday.
Campaign signs not permitted along highway
As political campaigns for September primaries and November elections begin in earnest, campaigners are reminded of restrictions on where political signs can be placed.
Union says Northwest plans more pilot layoffs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Union leaders said 40 more Northwest Airlines pilots are expected to lose their jobs in November, which would push the total of furloughed pilots to 570.
Officials say church erred on assignments
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Twin Cities Roman Catholic leaders said Tuesday they "dropped the ball" by not informing parishes in St. Michael and Minneapolis that a priest assigned to the communities between 1984 and 1988 had been accused of molesting a 10-year-old boy.
Penny seeks to energize candidacy with D.C. visit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The man who hopes to replace Gov. Jesse Ventura as Minnesota's next Independence Party governor didn't quite follow in Ventura's footsteps Tuesday.
It's back to work for Ventura
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura came back to work Wednesday -- and back to his tightlipped treatment of reporters -- after a hospital stay for a blood clot in his lung.
Dilworth Wal-Mart employees' tip leads to meth bust
DILWORTH (AP) -- A tip from Wal-Mart employees who noticed suspicious buying patterns led to drug charges against four people found outside the discount store in this western Minnesota town.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Authorities resumed searching the Mississippi River on Wednesday for one man still missing after he and two companions fell into the water when their boat capsized Tuesday evening.
Slovenian reaches St. Cloud in Mississippi swim
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Slovenian marathon swimmer Martin Strel sped into St. Cloud on Wednesday at an average 4.1 mph, his fastest day since embarking on a 66-day, 2,340-mile swim down the Mississippi River.
Dakota County to bill inmates for jail time
HASTINGS (AP) -- Three hots and a cot at the Dakota County jail will soon cost some inmates $20 a day.
State auditor questions spending by Brooklyn Park
ST. PAUL -- A special investigative report released Wednesday questions about $200,000 in spending by the city of Brooklyn Park from 1999 through 2001.
Green Party's McGaa not on file with feds
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Ed McGaa won the Green Party's endorsement for U.S. Senate in May. Yet, as far as federal elections officials are concerned, McGaa doesn't exist.
Northwest receives the first of its new 757-300
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Northwest Airlines entered a new era Tuesday with delivery of the first of its new Boeing 757-300 airplanes -- the longest single-aisle, twin-engine plane in production.
Qwest to lay off 400 in state
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Qwest Communications International is laying off roughly 400 employees in Minnesota, the company announced Tuesday.
Former city official pleads guilty in bank robbery
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A former city council member from Alta, Iowa, pleaded guilty in federal court here Wednesday to the armed robbery of five banks in Minnesota.
WALKER -- The 20th annual Walker-North Country Marathon, two-person Marathon and 10k Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21.
South beats North
MADISON, Wis. -- There was a winner at the Northwoods League mid-season All-Star game Tuesday in Madison, Wis., as the South drove in two runs in the bottom of ninth inning to take the exhibition 2-1.
Legion ends regular season with win over Perham
PERHAM -- The Brainerd Legion baseball team ended the regular season with a 9-2 victory over Moorhead Tuesday in Perham.
Northwoods League baseball
The Chopper's/Lefty's/B&B Painting men's softball team won the 24th annual Brainerd Invitational softball tournament last weekend.
Northwoods League baseball
Wiese heads for rodeo nationals
PEQUOT LAKES -- Sherry Wiese had an advantage going into the state rodeo championships against other competitors from around the state.
Angels' Washburn hurls 11th straight win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Contenders? The Anaheim Angels will find out in the next few weeks.
Vikings change camp routine
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Vikings announced several changes for coping with heat at training camp, include the on-field presence of a doctor during all practices.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ann Wauters scored 14 points and the Cleveland Rockers used a 10-0 run in each half to beat Minnesota 58-48 Wednesday night, the Lynx's sixth straight loss.
Pistons sign Billups; Wolves have themselves to blame
MINNEAPOLIS -- A few months ago, just after being swept out of the playoffs by the Dallas Mavericks, Timberwolves guard Chauncey Billups told a group of reporters that he hoped to stay in Minnesota.
Garnett sounds off
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves executive Kevin McHale said he appreciated Kevin Garnett's passion in a fiery interview that appeared in an ESPN The Magazine article, but team owner Glen Taylor was less supportive.
Hunter fires back after getting hit
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Torii Hunter knows he's going to get hit again real soon.
They came, and they jammed
The Gin Blossoms took the Moondance Jam stage at 7 p.m. last Thursday, performing their hit "Hey, Jealousy" among others. It was estimated up to 10,000 people attended the Jam that night. Also performing were Styx and Meat Loaf and Friends.
Originals by wildlife artist Kouba on display at Aitkin center
AITKIN -- When the Jaques Art Center in downtown Aitkin needed a boost during its formative days, wildlife artist Les Kouba lent a helping hand.
Nguyen to speak at Brainerd library
Dr. D.B. Nguyen, Ph.D., will be the next speaker in the "Brown Bag Lunch" summer speakers series at the Brainerd Public Library.
Brainerd man turns to writing after being diagnosed with grave disease
For Buck Ream, fiction writing is the perfect antidote to a long-term debilitating illness.
Capsule reviews of films showing in area
"Eight Legged Freaks" -- The "B" in B movie means "bad" in this case. The title and mutant-spider plot promise a fun, unpretentious throwback to campy giant-bug flicks of the 1950s and '60s. This one h
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in this week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
The George Maurer Trio will appear Sunday in Little Falls' Concerts in the Park series, starting at 4 p.m. in Maple Island Park downtown.
Rhythm of the Rails performances on tap over next two weekends
Rhythm of the Rails performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. today through Saturday, as well as July 25-27 at the group's outdoor stage at 307 Front St. in downtown Brainerd.
'Men in Black II' retains No. 1 spot at box office
LOS ANGELES -- Tom Hanks was outgunned by Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith.
This is the season for area art club exhibits and sales, with a couple getting under way over the next week and others in the August wing.
'Spider-Man' spins its way to home video, DVD in November
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Spider-Man" will creep into home video just after Halloween.
Let's Harmonize title of barbershop show
Let's Harmonize is the name of the annual show the Northcountrymen Barbershop Chorus will present Aug. 3 at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd.
Galligan appointed CEO of Ordway
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The board of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has voted to hire David Galligan, formerly second-in-command at the Walker Art Center, as their new president and chief executive officer.
Son of Brainerd woman serves on Navy fast-attack submarine
NORFOLK, Va. -- Navy fast-attack submarines like USS Hyman G. Rickover are among the most highly technical and elite weapons in all of America's military forces.
CROSSLAKE -- A two-day, eight-hour course on senior driver improvement will be offered in Crosslake with pre-registration required.
Cass County Fair under way in Pine River
PINE RIVER -- The 2002 Pine River Cass County Fair starts today and will run through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Pine River.
National Guard soldiers from Camp Ripley help build roads, homes on Red Lake reservation
RED LAKE -- Nearly 50 Army National Guard soldiers from Camp Ripley-based C Company/142 Engineer Battalion helped build roads and houses on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in June as part of a unique civil-military program.
Tiger lilies offered a splash of orange.
Celebrate Emily Day festivities slated Saturday
EMILY -- Celebrate Emily Day will be held Saturday with a variety of events.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly sunny with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs from the 80s northeast to the 90s elsewhere.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny with showers and thunderstorms likely southwest...A chance elsewhere. Highs from the mid 70s to the upper 80s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms... Mainly in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s.
Weather drawing by McKenzie Veith of Mrs. Frank's second grade class at Riverside school.
Weather drawing by Caylea Franzen of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Wisconsin state forecast
This afternoon....Partly sunny. A chance for showers and thunderstorms north. Warm and humid with highs from the mid 80s to lower 90s.
Minnesota state forecast
Flood watch for parts of northwest minnesota today...
Minnesota state forecast
Flood watch northwest this afternoon and tonight...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. A slight chance of thunderstorms southeast. Highs in the upper 80s to middle 90s.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Partly to mostly sunny north. Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms south. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Flood watch east this afternoon through tonight...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny and hot. A slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms west. Highs from the 90s north and east to near 105 southwest.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Angelina Jolie confirms that she has split with her actor-husband Billy Bob Thornton in an interview with Us Weekly, saying that she hasn't spoken to the Oscar winner in at least a month.
Rollin' Rangers will meet July 21-24 at R and L Campground in Long Prairie. Hosts will be John and Florence Nelson and Leonard and Karen Oseland. Please remember items for the silent auction.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bob Barker, host of "The Price Is Right," returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday, nearly a week after undergoing prostate surgery.
An alleged al-Qaida member who was arrested in Spain Tuesday shot extensive videotapes of the World Trade Center towers and other American landmarks during a 1997 visit to the United States, Spain's interior minister said Tuesday.
IRA apologizes for killing of civilians
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- The Irish Republican Army's surprise apology for killing civilians stirred passions Wednesday in Northern Ireland, where some welcomed it as a conciliatory and historic gesture while others saw it as a calculated bid to divert attention from ongoing violence.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek police announced a major breakthrough Thursday against the elusive and rabidly anti-American November 17 terrorist gang, saying that three members confessed to bombings and other killings, including the murders of military attaches from the United States and Britain.
Israeli stops easing restrictions after double suicide bombing in Tel Aviv
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- A double suicide bombing, the second deadly Palestinian attack in as many days, prompted a freeze Thursday on any further easing of the tight restrictions the Israeli army has placed on Palestinians in the West Bank.
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