Tyler Thomas, Brainerd, was named to the dean's list at the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology.
As higher standards loom, schools cut summer school programs
WASHINGTON -- When Wanda Morsell's two older children needed help last year keeping up with schoolwork, the mother of three enrolled them in summer school.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 162, a year ago 192.
Drought forces cattle sales
FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- Leaning against a wall at the Fort Pierre Livestock Auction, third-generation rancher Bernie Lauing watches as pen after pen of young calves are steered into the auction ring and sold -- two or three months ahead of time.
Heat stresses crops
Hot, humid weather and spotty rainfall this week contributed to stress on crops from heat and lack of moisture, according to the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimate: 350. Last Monday: 401. Year ago Monday: 245. Friday actual: 148.
The media's watchdog
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
LITTLE FALLS -- Three people were injured in a four-vehicle accident Sunday on Highway 371 six miles north of Little Falls.
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Monday on Crow Wing County Road 45 at Thiesse Road in Brainerd.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
The first step to better golf: RELAX
Brain scans show more evidence for brain glitch in dyslexia
Scientists have found new evidence linking the reading problem called dyslexia to glitches in a particular region of the brain.
Study: Education helps deal with disease
WASHINGTON -- Well-educated patients are better able to follow the complex medical treatments needed to treat some diseases than are patients with less schooling, according to a RAND study.
Vitamin E alone doesn't halt leading cause of blindness
Lowering some recently raised expectations, a new study has found that megadoses of vitamin E don't prevent macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in Americans older than 55.
Study: Women have better memory for emotional experiences
WASHINGTON -- The reason wives are better at remembering emotional issues than husbands may be because women's brains are wired to both feel and recall emotions more keenly than those of men, a new study found.
Preventing child abductions in county focus of meeting in Baxter
Two area law enforcement officials want to prevent the tragedies of Samantha Runnion and Elizabeth Smart from happening in Crow Wing County.
This was Brainerd
JULY 23 - 30 years ago (1972) - Thirty-seven trees were uprooted or snapped off by tornadic winds Friday and Saturday at the Brainerd Golf Course.
CORRECTION / CLARIFICATION
The photo caption on Page 1A in Sunday's edition that said "You can't fish for walleye on Lake Mille Lacs" should have said "You can"t fish for walleye on Lake Mille Lacs" without a ruler."
Steve Doughty tossed several old shingles from an exhibit building at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds this morning. Doughty and a few other workers were busy removing the shingles and placing new ones on the building's roof as preparations continue for this year's fair.
Ex-patients, staff bid fond farewell to orthopedist
Brainerd orthopedist Dr. Steve Bardolph's former patients and staff gathered Wednesday at Northern Orthopedics to say thank you and wish him well in his retirement. It was the first of two parties for Bardolph. A second gathering Wednesday night with close friends and family celebrated his 24-year career.
This was Brainerd
JULY 22 - 80 years ago (1922) - Stolen on Southside, 32 x 4 Goodyear tire on rim from Essex car. $5 reward for information leading to recovery.
A paintball park opened this summer near Staples. Look for the story Wednesday in Neighbors.
Three arrested in drive-by shooting
CASS LAKE -- Three men were arrested for their involvement in a drive-by shooting Saturday in Cass Lake.
Doctor is out
A longtime Brainerd doctor has retired. Look for the story Tuesday in the Living Well section.
Man arrested in Todd County waives extradition rights
LONG PRAIRIE -- A 21-year-old man arrested in Todd County for kidnapping and motor vehicle theft out of North Carolina has waived his extradition rights.
Man killed in ATV accident in Pine River area
PINE RIVER -- A 40-year-old White Bear Lake man was killed in a four-wheeler accident Saturday about 10 miles southwest of Pine River.
City police aid probe into Grand Rapids shooting
GRAND RAPIDS -- The Brainerd Police Department is working closely with the Grand Rapids Police Department and the FBI to determine whether the recent early morning shootings at the Planned Parenthood clinics in Brainerd on July 5 and Grand Rapids on Monday are related.
A Page 5A story in Sunday's Dispatch should have stated Tobias Wooden, 27, and Keri Larson, 24, both of Nisswa, were involved in an accident.
Throughout the past year, Mike Overton, vice president and general manager of Kommerstad Communications, has been battling a rare brain disease that could have cost him his life.
Volunteer Minnesota families in Brainerd and the surrounding areas, with or without children at home, are needed to host international exchange students who wish to live with an American family while attending area high schools for one or two semesters.
CIA turncoat Howard reportedly dies in Moscow
WASHINGTON -- Former CIA agent Edward Lee Howard, who fled to the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s after he was accused of selling secrets to the KGB, has reportedly died after an accident at his residence outside Moscow.
Fossett aims at new record
QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (AP) -- American adventurer Steve Fossett arrived in New Zealand on Monday to prepare for his latest assault on aviation record books -- gliding to the stratosphere.
U.S., Canada setting up more joint border security units
BANFF, Alberta (AP) -- Canada and the United States said they would set up five more joint border policing units in Ontario and Quebec to improve security in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Stocks struggle to hold steady in midday trading
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street struggled to hold steady Tuesday, fluctuating despite encouraging earnings reports from companies including Gillette and Texas Instruments.
WorldCom files for biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history
NEW YORK -- Hours after filing the largest bankruptcy in corporate history, WorldCom Inc.'s chastened but optimistic chief executive said Monday that the company hopes to emerge from court protection within a year with a shrunken debt load and fewer peripheral assets.
Critics say Treasury secretary has been disconnected during recent economic distress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As millions of Americans watched in horror as their nest eggs shrank with the stock market's big nose dive last week, Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill was noticeably missing from the scene.
Welsh archbishop appointed 104th archbishop of Canterbury
LONDON (AP) -- Welsh archbishop Rowan Williams, a renowned theologian and outspoken opponent of U.S. policies in Afghanistan and Iraq, was chosen Tuesday to be the 104th archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the world's 70 million Anglicans.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- The factory worker arrested in the abduction and slaying of 5-year-old Samantha Runnion was charged Monday with murder and other counts that could bring the death penalty.
CROFTON, Md. -- As fish go, the northern snakehead is something to behold.
Report of girl's abduction probed
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police said Tuesday they were investigating reports that a 7-year-old girl was abducted, kicking and screaming, from a street corner by two men in a white car.
Sen. Levin urges caution on Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee supports President Bush's determination that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein must go, but he is advising caution.
Missing Montana man could be in city
WOLF POINT, Mont. -- A 19-year-old man from Wolf Point, Mont., reported missing on July 14 is believed to be in Brainerd, according to the family.
President touting Homeland security
WASHINGTON -- President Bush is touting his proposed Homeland Security Department and showcasing new anti-terrorism technology at the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago.
New Jersey senator predicts vindication in ethics probe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Robert Torricelli says congressional officials who will question him possess overwhelming evidence that he did nothing illegal in his relationship with a campaign contributor-turned-accuser.
Seven killed in Texas collision
LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) -- A head-on collision along a dangerous Texas interstate highway killed seven people, including six family members from Louisiana.
Oregon battles 87,000-acre wildfire, 60 homes threatened
PORTLAND, Ore. -- An 87,000-acre wildfire that threatened about 60 homes grew as firefighters braced for more lightning and awaited help from Oregon National Guard troops.
Driver could face homicide charges after ramming his pickup into squad car
HOBART, Wis. (AP) -- In what is being called an intentional act of violence, a man allegedly killed two police officers by slamming his pickup truck into their squad car while it was stopped on a street.
Blacks making steady progress, but far from parity with whites in many fields, report says
In areas ranging from jobs to home ownership to politics, blacks continue to make gains, but equality with whites remains a far-off goal, the National Urban League says in its annual report on the state of black America.
Mission that killed Afghan civilians aimed at top Taliban fugitive
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Soldiers were hunting top Taliban fugitive Mullah Mohammed Omar earlier this month when the mission tragically went awry, killing dozens of Afghans celebrating a wedding, defense officials said Tuesday.
Investigative documents reveal depth of doctor's delusions
After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Donna Anderson, the woman serving a life-sentence for fatally stabbing her 13-year-old son, told her nanny that Osama Bin Laden would soon be taking over the country and setting up concentration camps for Jews.
After WorldCom, telecommunications industry wonders what's next
WorldCom Inc.'s mammoth bankruptcy filing Sunday could prolong the telecommunications industry's long and painful implosion by dragging teetering companies over the brink with it.
Baseball's outrageous salaries may be at end
Major League Baseball hopes to institute a stiff luxury tax on the game's highest payrolls as part of ownership's current labor strategy, but the game's salary bubble might be getting ready to burst on its own.
Horse racing loses an elegant, passionate prince
Barely a month after his prized colt stumbled from the gate in the Belmont Stakes, losing his bid to win a Triple Crown, influential horse owner Prince Ahmed bin Salman died Monday of a heart attack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He was 43.
Yankees frustrate Boston again
An excuse-me single. An outfield misplay. A bases-loaded walk.
Fehr denies players set Sept. 16 strike date
The Major League Baseball Players Association, claiming on Monday that potential strike dates have not even been considered despite its pessimistic view of lagging labor talks, denied reports that Sept. 16 has been tentatively targeted to begin the sport's ninth work stoppage.
Erickson arrested in domestic dispute
BALTIMORE -- After Baltimore Orioles pitcher Scott Erickson was arrested early Monday morning in a domestic dispute, his girlfriend, his attorneys and team officials spent the rest of the day downplaying the incident.
Armstrong plans to play it safe in Alps
VAISON-LA-ROMAINE, France (AP) -- The Tour de France heads to the Alps, with Lance Armstrong planning a cautious ride as he closes in on a fourth straight victory.
Armstrong assails taunting fans
MONT VENTOUX, France (AP) -- Lance Armstrong drew closer to a fourth straight title at the Tour de France, then lashed out at fans along the route who branded him a drug user.
Selig keeps hitting new lows
No matter how many embarrassing situations Bud Selig has found himself in, no matter how many blows to his and his industry's image, it can be said with certainty tha
Strike could put several owners out of baseball
NEW YORK -- Empty seats are staring at baseball.
FAREWELL AT FENWAY
BOSTON -- Fenway Park was flooded Monday night with images of Ted Williams, as a gathering of mourner/celebrators remembered a man known as the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived, and an equally great Amer
Jeffrey S. Kriesel
CROSBY -- Jeffrey S. Kriesel, 87, Crosby, died July 17, 2002, at his home in Crosby.
Franklin 'Frank' E. Klein
GARRISON -- Franklin "Frank" Edward Klein, 85, Garrison, died Saturday, July 20, 2002.
DARLING TOWNSHIP -- George Sanoski, 57, Darling Township, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Francis V. Volesky
STAPLES -- Francis V. Volesky, 72, Staples, died Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.
Frank H. Tiemens
ST. CLOUD -- Frank H. Tiemens, 94, St. Cloud, died Saturday, July 20, 2002, at St. Benedict's Care Center in St. Cloud.
CJ Wicktor, 11, Brainerd, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at Minneapolis Children's Hospital.
Robert J. Storeby
Robert J. Storeby, 42, Brainerd, died July 18, 2002, in Pleasant Prairie, Wis.
Theresa H. Sobiech
LITTLE FALLS -- Theresa H. Sobiech, 90, Little Falls, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center.
PINE RIVER -- Jane Jones, 47, Pine River, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at home.
GARRISON -- Franklin Klein, 85, Garrison, died Saturday, July 20, 2002.
LITTLE FALLS -- George Sanoski, 57, Little Falls, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Hazel M. Anderson
Hazel M. Anderson, 81, Brainerd, formerly of Aitkin and Tamarack, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Myhrin 'Mike' Grudem
CROSSLAKE -- Myhrin "Mike" Grudem, 83, Crosslake, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at the Court Manor Nursing Home in Ashland, Wis.
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Risk doesn't age well
Hooray for bonds!
How long a slump?
After the "long boom" of the 1990s, what's the chance that we now face the prospect of a long slump in this decade -- a Japan-like malaise that may last years before investors recover their fractured confidence?
There's a fine line between political shenanigans and dirty tricks.
Axel, Clancy the Cop, Popeye and Pete, Casey Jones -- baby boomers grew up with all of them. All were characters in locally produced children's programs in the days when television was in its infancy and kids did not require a lot to be entertained. None of these characters was more enduring than Casey -- portrayed by Roger Awsumb -- whose programs ran on Channel 11 for nearly two decades.
Norm's Coffee Shop Talk is silenced
Norm Coleman, the Republican candidate for Senate in Minnesota, recently came up with an unusual plan to get a leg-up in his closely fought campaign to unseat Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone: He'd write a newspaper column.
I know I will be one of many people wishing to talk about Roger Awsumb in the coming days. He enhanced our lives with his talent and contributions to the lakes area. His broad
Burton proves too slick at New England 300
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- The track was so slippery some drivers wanted the race stopped. A furious Jeff Gordon said it was like riding on ice.
Scotty Murray, Winnipeg, Canada, launched his Pro Modified dragster from Brainerd International Raceway's starting line Sunday during the Muscle Car Shootout and Car Show. Murray was a member of the Midwest Wild Bunch, a group of racers from North Dakota racing nostalgia dragsters and exotic door slammers.
Russell captures second Top Fuel win of '02
MORRISON, Colo. -- Darrell Russell earned his second Top Fuel victory of the season and the fourth of his career Sunday at the Mopar Parts Mile-High Nationals, continuing a legacy of dominance by Joe Amato Racing at Bandimere Speedway.
Ex-flagman sees flag from winner's perspective
In the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature, Troy Jordan made the move from the flag stand to the feature winner.
North Dakota governor heads to Cuba on trade trip
HAVANA (AP) -- North Dakota's governor was headed to Cuba on Monday to promote trade of peas, wheat and other foods to the communist island from his state. It was only the second visit to Cuba by a sitting American governor in some 40 years.
Ventura tells it like it is -- to kids
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In his third book, Gov. Jesse Ventura gets down to the basics, from his career to general thoughts on politics, but this time it is geared toward children in a 64-page civics textbook.
Hy-Vee stores recall ground beef
Thirteen Hy-Vee stores in southern Minnesota are among those that have recalled potentially contaminated ground beef the chain received from ConAgra Beef Co.
Machinists begin drive to replace mechanics union at Northwest
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers announced a campaign Monday to try to persuade the more than 9,000 members of the mechanics' union at Northwest Airlines to return to the Machinists.
Railroad crossing death toll reaches eight for year
ST. PAUL (AP) -- State transportation officials urged Minnesotans to be more careful after a recent string of deaths at railroad crossings.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A fire did $100,000 in damage to a building that houses two churches and a warehouse for restaurant deep-frying systems, a fire department spokesman said Monday.
Property tax refund deadline approaching
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Property owners might want to brush up on recent law changes before they fill out the paperwork for their tax refunds.
Another clinic shot up
GRAND RAPIDS -- A second Planned Parenthood clinic in northern Minnesota has been the target of gun fire.
St. Paul Cos. loses $223 million in the second quarter
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The St. Paul Companies said Tuesday that it lost $223 million in the second quarter, mainly from a previously announced asbestos claims settlement.
Man charged with fleeing fatal accident
ESKO (AP) -- A 34-year-old man has been charged in an accident that led to the death of an Esko firefighter.
State seeks more vaccinations for students
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A state Health Department plan would require students who have not had chickenpox to be vaccinated, a change designed to bring Minnesota health policy in line with that of other states.
Man who won new trial faces kidnapping charges
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A Minnesota man who won a new trial while serving a life sentence on a murder conviction faces a federal kidnapping charge here that might carry the death penalty.
MCLU challenges new driver's license rules
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Civil Liberties Union is challenging new restrictions on driver's licenses that the state imposed to combat terrorism after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Schell Brewing buys Grain Belt
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Grain Belt beer will keep flowing from a Minnesota brewery after the president of August Schell Brewing Co. said his company bought the brand from bankrupt Minnesota Brewing Co.
Duluth to buy decontamination shelter
DULUTH (AP) -- The state Department of Public Safety has awarded the fire department $34,071 to buy a mobile decontamination shelter for use in the event of a terrorist attack or large-scale disaster.
LITCHFIELD, Minn. (AP) -- A man found his wife dead in their above-ground swimming pool of an apparent drowning early Tuesday, the Meeker County sheriff's office said.
3M earnings higher
MAPLEWOOD (AP) -- Second-quarter earnings at 3M Co. more than doubled on higher sales and improved efficiency. The company also raised its earnings forecast Monday for the second time this year.
Hibbing officers return to work after arrest death
HIBBING (AP) -- Three Hibbing police officers resume duty Tuesday after being placed on leave following the death of a 26-year-old Hibbing man in police custody.
Concern growing over tissue graft infection
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The practices of a Georgia company that supplied cadaver tissue for a Minnesota man who died after knee surgery are being scrutinized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Gulls extend streak to four
WATERLOO -- Since the all-star break, the Brainerd Mighty Gulls have been on a tear, shooting out to the top spot in the North Division of the Northwoods League.
Brainerd Legion rolls past LF
All the Brainerd Legion baseball team needed to do was beat a team it had already beaten twice this summer in order to earn the top spot in next week's district tournament.
Northwoods League BASEBALL
Bulldogs take two from Lastrup
LASTRUP -- The Pierz Bulldogs defeated the Lastrup Lakers twice Sunday, 8-1 and 6-3 in Victory League playoff action.
VFW opens subdistrict winning
The Brainerd VFW baseball team received two good pitching performances to finish the first day of the Subdistrict tournament undefeated Monday in Brainerd.
Brainerd, Baxter teams win tourneys
Once in a while, an area youth team will earn the right to go and play in a national tournament. But when four teams qualify for nationals, well, that's something special.
Local sports shorts
Members of the 2002 NCAA champion Minnesota Gophers hockey team will attend the Wednesday Brainerd Mighty Gulls game against rival St. Cloud.
Mighty Gulls sweep Madison
MADISON, Wis. -- For the second night in a row, the Brainerd Mighty Gulls received a dominant pitching performance as they swept the two-game series from the Madison Mallards, beating them 7-3 Sunday.
Jordan swats Bees
JORDAN -- The Brainerd Bees couldn't find a way to get the runs across as they stranded 12 runners on base in a 5-2 loss to Jordan Friday.
Northwoods League BASEBALL
Twins sweep Detroit
DETROIT (AP) -- David Ortiz is happy the Minnesota Twins weren't playing at home this weekend.
TWINS 4, TIGERS 2
Twins push lead to 14 games
CHICAGO (AP) -- The evidence is overwhelming: The Minnesota Twins have all but buried the Chicago White Sox in the AL Central.
MINNEAPOLIS -- "Ed-die! Ed-die! Ed-die!"
Weather drawing by Paige Elyea of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly or mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds west with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm late. Mostly sunny east. Highs in the 70s statewide.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs 75 to 85...A few 60s in the black hills.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.
Here comes the sun
Weather drawing by Luke Surma of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Showers and thunderstorms over the south through early afternoon. Otherwise partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s.
Minnesota state forecast
This afternoon...Mostly cloudy north with isolated showers northeast. Cooler...Breezy and less humid south with partly cloudy skies. Highs from the upper 60s northeast to the lower 80s south.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Showers and thunderstorms southwest and south central. A chance of thunderstorms elsewhere except the northeast. Highs 70 to 80.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms...Mainly east and south. Mostly sunny northwest to mostly cloudy southeast. Highs in the 80s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance for afternoon thunderstorms in the black hills. Highs of 75 to 85 in the east...And 85 to 95 in the west.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s.
Names and faces
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Samuel L. Jackson doesn't think much of the trend that is turning rap singers into movie stars.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin has given birth to a boy.
Israeli army to withdraw from two towns
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres said Monday that the army was prepared to withdraw from two West Bank towns occupied for more than a month as long as Palestinian security forces were ready to take over and prevent attacks against Israel.
Mubarak: Israel gains nothing from demanding Arafat's ouster
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Israel's demands for a new Palestinian leader and its occupation of Palestinian territories will only fuel violence and extremism, Egypt's president said Monday.
Greek terrorist suspect confesses
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest suspect arrested in a crackdown against the elusive November 17 terror group has confessed to stealing rockets and bazookas for the organization and participating in a bombing, police said Monday.
Israeli air strike kills Hamas leader, at least 14 others in Gaza City
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- In an attack criticized by President Bush as "heavy-handed," an Israeli warplane fired a missile that flattened a Gaza City apartment building early Tuesday, killing a Hamas leader at the top of Israel's most wanted list. Palestinians said at least 14 other people, including nine children, died in the airstrike.
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