FedEX puts GM fuel cell vehicle on the road in Tokyo
General Motors Corp. and FedEx Corp. made history this month when the delivery service's Japanese unit put a GM fuel cell vehicle into daily service in downtown Tokyo.
Mexican factory produces world's last Volkswagen bug
PUEBLA, Mexico -- Volkswagen is saying goodbye to its icon, the Beetle, ending production and sparking an international battle among collectors who want a final reminder of the car that was popular with everyone from post-World War II suburbanites to hippies.
Emerging crash-avoidance systems: Will drivers lock on?
DETROIT -- A small camera atop the rearview mirror zeroes in on the car ahead and the video appears on a monitor embedded in the dashboard, where you might expect to find a radio.
New Silverado SS the 'ultimate sport truck' for Chevy lovers
One touch of the accelerator and you know there's power aplenty in the newest Chevrolet Silverado.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle estimate: 700. Last Tuesday: 758. Year ago Tuesday: 885. Monday actual: 484.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 107, a year ago 293.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 650. Last Wednesday: 597. Year Ago Wednesday: 370. Tuesday actual: 883.
MINNEAPOLIS(AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 110, a year ago 206.
A dip that's easy to prepare
Because appetizers seem to be a favorite with everyone, this week I would like to share with you an easy-to-make, delcious make-ahead dip.
Team pursues tastiest flavors, at whatever cost
NEW YORK (AP) -- Another hard day's work in the life of an ice cream flavor developer begins: pounding the sidewalks of Manhattan on a hot summer morning.
BAXTER -- Daniel Roehl, 24, Brainerd, suffered injuries when the motorcycle he was driving crashed about 5 p.m. Wednesday behind Movies 10 on Excelsior Drive in Baxter.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to three calls Wednesday beginning with a gas line cut reported at 9:18 a.m. on Crow Wing County Road 3 near the Chaparral.
Contact your federal lawmakers
Sen. Norm Coleman
Andrew F. Mahoney, 40, Northumberland, Pa., and Sara A. Grady, 31, Marion, Iowa.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
Lag putting, practice methods that can help
Lag putting is something that has come about due to the technological improvements in maintenance equipment for golf course care.
Pine Meadows champions
2002 -- Dan Vickerman
Pine Meadows briefs
After a one-week absence, Dettbarn returned to the top of the standings in the men's twilight golf league at Pine Meadows on July 24.
Mitchell Means of Brainerd shot rounds of 80 and 76 to finish with a 156 and place fourth in the 14-under AAU Junior National Championship on July 19-20 in Kingsport, Tenn.
Cragun's seeks teams for Gophers fund-raiser
The Save Gopher Sports Campaign, that surpassed the $2.7 million mark in January, was necessary to keep the University of Minnesota men's and women's golf and men's gymnastics teams afloat.
Wildwedge finds its niche as a Par 3 course
JENKINS -- Todd Beyer has never worked on a golf course, or for that matter, in the golf business
Mentoring programs seeking more male participants
DULUTH (AP) -- Twelve-year-old Mikie Bridges is a pretty quiet kid.
'Burn' to be wild
The line of motorcycles stretched for a quarter mile of the Brainerd International Raceway track as they lined up to leave on the first Rally Up North for Confidence Learning Center and Muscular Dystrophy.
Snapshot in time
CROSSLAKE -- An old school report recently discovered in Crosslake has turned into a remarkable historical find for the Crosslake Area Historical Society.
Two Harbors' tugboat returns after hiatus
TWO HARBORS (AP) -- A 107-year-old icon of northeastern Minnesota is getting ready to strut her stuff again.
Lynching monument planned for Duluth
NEW ULM (AP) -- One of the darkest moments in Minnesota history occurred in Duluth on June 15, 1920, when a mob of people broke into the city jail, grabbed six black men being held in the rape of a white girl, and lynched three of them on a lamp post.
Old Timers' Day, parade among Crosslake Centennial events
CROSSLAKE -- Area residents and visitors are invited to celebrate "Crosslake Old Timer's Day" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Log Village in Crosslake in commemoration of the Crosslake centennial this year.
Central Lakes College on Aug. 14-16 will offer training for dental professionals who administer anesthesia and sedation.
Guthrie still profitable, but attendance, funds down
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Guthrie Theatre squeezed out its seventh consecutive operating surplus during the 2002-03 fiscal year, but saw season subscriptions and total attendance dip and watched the theater's endowment plunge more than $8.5 million.
Three Minnesota districts awarded school safety grants
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Three Minnesota school districts will share more than $4.6 million in federal grants for school safety initiatives, a good-sized portion of the $41.9 million awarded nationwide Monday by the U.S. Department of Education.
This was Brainerd
JULY 30 - 80 years ago (1923) - A run-a-way team demolished the wagon to which they were hitched in a mad dash down South Sixth street, bringing to mind frequent occurrences of this nature before the days of the automobile.
Off to the races
"Seabiscuit" goes for the crown. Does it win, place or show? Read our movie review in Thursday's Tempo section.
Garrison man dies in accident
GARRISON -- A 43-year-old Garrison man died as a result of a two-vehicle accident Tues-day on Highway 18, at Katrine Drive, five miles west of Garrison.
Final leg of 371 four-lane from Baxter to LF put in the fast lane
The final leg of a four-lane route from Baxter to Little Falls on Highway 371 was one of 12 highway projects that was placed on an accelerated schedule today by Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau, who also heads the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Memories of one-room schoolhouse sought for reunion
There are vivid memories of winter walks and of school plays put on behind makeshift curtains. And bonds formed between country children in a one-room schoolhouse in rural Brainerd have lasted lifetimes.
Parking commission meets Tuesday
The Brainerd Parking Commission will meet 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall.
She was Queen of the Nile until the accident or was it attempted murder? The Brainerd Public Library is asking for help in solving the mystery at 11 a.m. Saturday.
New C-I principal relishes job
CROSBY -- The reputation of staff members at Cuyuna Range Elementary School is one point that lured Melinda Jezierski of Cloquet to Crosby to become the school's principal.
Making a splash
Anthony Johnson of Merrifield splashed in the cool water of Pelican Lake at Pelican Beach Tuesday afternoon. As the temperatures hit the 80s residents flocked to area beaches.
Illegal U-turns pose concern
Traffic patterns should stay unchanged this week for the Highway 210 reconstruction project but there will be shifts late Monday afternoon.
Crosby votes to phase out dispatch center
In 90 days, the Crosby Police Department dispatch center will be no more.
Log home tour
Four Crosslake area houses were featured on the Crosslake Log Home Tour July 24-25. A two-part series looks at the different features of each house. Look for the story in Housing.
Field of playing
Bradley Appelhanz, 7, of Topeka, Kan., played underneath the bleachers during a NBC "Hap" Dumont tournament game on Tuesday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1983) - The Brainerd Area Newcomers Club will hold its monthly coffee party at 9:30 a.m. in Gregory Park. The purpose of the club is to introduce new residents of the area to each other and the community.
Milaca girl dies of rare blood infection
A 19-year-old Milaca girl who planned to enroll at St. Cloud Technical College this fall and had dreams of becoming an artist has died of a rare meningitis-related blood infection.
A 'fairly' big deal
Preparations have been under way for this year's Crow Wing County Fair for at least two weeks at the fairgrounds, with maintenance crews and exhibitors alike working to beautify the grounds before the first day of the fair Tuesday.
Suspect pleads guilty, averting second Cass trial in Federal Dam murder case
WALKER -- A second murder trial in the Federal Dam murder case was averted Wednesday when Kenneth Conrad Conger Jr., 17, Federal Dam, pleaded guilty to three felony second-degree murder indictments in Cass County District Court.
Crosslake OKs 2 a.m. bar closing
CROSSLAKE -- Bars in Crosslake will have the option to stay open until 2 a.m.
Maria J. Johnson
Maria J. Johnson, 93, Brainerd, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
RIDGECREST, Calif. -- Myrlan Handeland, 75, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Bridgeport, Calif.
Betty Darlene McMullen
ONAMIA -- Betty Darlene McMullen, 77-year-old resident of Onamia, Minn., passed away Saturday, July 26, 2003, in Brainerd, Minn. Funeral services will be held at
Donald W. Rausch
CROSSLAKE -- Donald William Rausch, age 75, of Crosslake, formerly of Sleepy Eye and wintering in Arkan
CROSSLAKE -- Margaret Holtze, age 73, of Crosslake, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Arrangements are pending at this time with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Crosslake.
Edwin W. Kuehne
SWANVILLE -- Edwin W. Kuehne, 85-year-old resident of Swanville, Minn., died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at the Long Prairie Hospital in Long Prairie, Minn. Services are pending with the Shelley-Gibson Funeral Chapel.
Lorraine M. Paske
ST. LOUIS PARK -- Lorraine M. Paske, 81-year-old resident of St. Louis Park, Minn., formerly of Little Falls, Minn.,
Eunice E. Ulman
AITKIN -- Eunice E. Ulman, age 91, of Aitkin, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at the Riverwood Extended Care Center.
Maria J. Johnson
Maria J. Johnson, 93, Brainerd, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
David L. Steichen
MERRIFIELD -- David L. Steichen, age 47, of Merrifield.
DeEtta M. Peltier
DeEtta M. Peltier, age 63, of Brainerd, formerly of New Hope, died July 7, 2003, tragically in an auto accident.
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Margaret S. Holtze
CROSSLAKE -- Margaret S. Holtze, age 73, Crosslake, died July 29, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Margaret was born Sept. 9, 1929, in Lincoln, Neb., to George and Susan (Beideck) Bei
PEQUOT LAKES -- Glenwood Lovegreen, age 84, of Pequot Lakes, died Monday, July 28, 2003, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River. Born Sept. 22, 1918, in Beltrami County to Oldies and Irene Lovegreen. He is surviv
Albert Henry Pietz
Albert Henry Pietz was born Sept. 9, 1918, to Emma and Emil Pietz and arrived in heaven July 25, 2003. He lived and farmed his whole life in the Pillager area.
Steven H. Anderson
GARRISON -- Steven H. Anderson, age 43, of Garrison, died July 29, 2003, as the result of a car accident north of Garrison. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
I am somewhat perplexed to see the great length at which the newspaper media will give a full page to anything you feel worthwhile when it comes to the Catholic Church -- especially if it sounds scandalous. I want equal time and space!
Why we're suing
Why does The Brainerd Dispatch intend to take legal action against the city of Brainerd for closing a meeting?
The Park Advisory Committee submitted a six-page park ordinance to the Crow Wing County commissioners stating landowners subdividing their land (over 20 acres) shall dedicate 10 percent of useable land to the public for park purposes or at the option o
There may be bigger political muddles than the current one in California, but we're hard-pressed to name one.
Blame the Clintons
Harvey and Gert Roggenkamp, Nisswa, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at the Pelican Lake Conservation from 1-5 p.m. Saturday. The event will be hosted by their children. They were married Sept. 29, 1953, in Wadena.
BIR adds NHRA National Open this weekend
Brainerd International Raceway is benefiting from damage done to the drag strip at Interstate Dragways near Moorhead.
Secrecy accord leaves commissioner in hot water
ST. PAUL -- In one of his first official acts, Commerce Commissioner Glenn Wilson made a written promise not to tell the press or talk to national regulators about a $100,000 settlement reached with an insurance company accused of deceiving Minnesota seniors.
Osakis woman accused of trying to drown son
OSAKIS (AP) -- An Osakis woman was being held after allegedly trying to drown her young son.
Osakis woman held after allegedly attempting to drown son
OSAKIS (AP) -- An Osakis woman was being held Thursday after allegedly trying to drown her young son.
Administration's tax cut sales tour turns into a listening tour
ROCHESTER -- An administration bus tour aimed at selling the benefits of President Bush's latest tax cuts turned into a listening tour as Cabinet members heard heartfelt expressions of concern about the massive loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs.
Bush coming to Minnesota next month as re-election campaign gears up
ST. PAUL (AP) -- President Bush will bring his re-election campaign to Minnesota next month, and political experts suspect the state will see a lot more of him between now and November 2004.
A LOOK AT THE NEW LAWS
ST. PAUL -- Starting Friday, Minnesota law will allow a new method of disposing of a human body that supporters say is more environmentally friendly -- dissolving it.
Police chief calls shooting of Minneapolis toddler 'senseless'
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Nineteen-month-old Deasha Hazley was sitting in the living room with her family when someone walked up to the duplex and fired a shot through the window.
Pawlenty hosts education symposium
ALEXANDRIA (AP) -- The challenges of greater Minnesota schools got Gov. Tim Pawlenty's attention during a symposium he led Wednesday at an Alexandria middle school.
Brainerd surprises Texas, but knocked out by Topeka
Brainerd's tournament of contradictions came to an end Tuesday afternoon against the Topeka Gorillas as the Warriors lost 2-0 in the National Baseball Congress "Hap Dumont" 14-under World Series.
Ohio, Illinois teams in winners' bracket
Cincinnati Morgenroth and the Rolling Meadows (Ill.) Travelers advanced to the winners' bracket of the National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont World Series in Brainerd.
Area events Thursday
Rolling Meadows advances to Dumont title game
The Rolling Meadows Travelers baseball team used a few spells to counter Cincinnati Morgenroth's magical run through the National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont World Series.
Comeback kids VFW notches two wins in District 6 tournament
When a game is hanging in the balance, the Brainerd VFW baseball team likes to have Brady Prince at bat.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend
Jackie Wizner doesn't look at herself as a pioneer.
Explosion compete at World Series
The Brainerd Explosion 14-under girls' slow-pitch softball team was eliminated in the second round of last weekend's United States Specialty Sports Association World Series in Moore, Okla.
VFW headed to state
At 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, Carl Sneep appears older than 15 when he's on the mound.
Disappointing season ends for Brainerd Legion
SAUK RAPIDS -- Carrying a seven-run lead into the seventh inning against the St. Cloud Chutes, the Brainerd American Legion baseball team liked its chances to win the game.
The Cellular 2000 Chargers 35-older baseball team rallied in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Perham 4-3 last week.
Bees sting Soderville 7-3
COLD SPRING -- Sitting with a 1-1 stalemate and enduring an hour-long rain delay, the Brainerd Bees exploded for six runs in the seventh inning on their way to a 7-3 win over Soderville in the opening game of the Region 7B amateur baseball tournament Wednesday.
Twins' bullpen woes continue against Orioles
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jay Gibbons frustrated Minnesota through the first six innings. The Twins' bullpen did it over the final three.
Wolves to open season vs. Bucks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- New Timberwolves point guard Sam Cassell won't have to wait long to face his old team.
Rickert to play in Europe
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves second-round draft choice Rick Rickert plans to play his first professional season somewhere in Europe.
Hyper Hovan hoping to lead Vikes' D to success
MANKATO -- With his shoulder-length, red-orange hair and collection of dark blue tattoos, Minnesota's Chris Hovan looks like an outlaw biker and plays like there's a Harley-Davidson revving in his chest.
Wild re-sign Fernandez
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Manny Fernandez, one-half of the Minnesota Wild's goaltending tandem during last season's surprising playoff run, will return to the team for at least one more year.
Lynx fall to Comets
HOUSTON (AP) -- Janeth Arcain scored a season-high 20 points and Tina Thompson added 16 to lead the Houston Comets to a 73-58 victory over the Lynx on Tuesday night.
Turnovers will be key to Vikings' season
MANKATO -- A big reason why the Minnesota Vikings started 3-10 last year was an inability to hang on to the ball or take it away from their opponents.
Vikings' defense wakes up after slow start in scrimmage
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- The Minnesota Vikings got a 5 a.m. wakeup call Wednesday for their trip to Wisconsin for four practices with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Rad Brad gets groove back
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Trade rumors swirled around the Baltimore Orioles all day, and Brad Radke kept the pressure on their hitters.
With David Ross, author of "Beirut Middle School"
Friday through Sunday, in millions:
For week of July 31-Aug. 6; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
'Seabiscuit' gives short shrift to the human characters
In "Seabiscuit," we learn there's a lot more to jockeying than simply riding a horse and weighing as little as possible. There's strategy and equine psychology involved. In the case of the titular horse, the key is to get him eye-to-eye with the other horses, and he'll give you that extra push to the finish.
BLT, a popular folk trio from the Twin Cities, will be performing 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Coco Moon Coffeehouse in Brainerd. The trio, comprised of Karl Burke, Rich Lindell and Roady Tate, plays a variety of styles from traditional and contemporary folk songs to some Celtic, oldies and pop tunes.
New MPR station begins broadcasting
The new Minnesota Public Radio news and information station, KBPN 88.3 FM, began broadcasting in the Brainerd lakes area on July 18.
BHS grad tackles terrorism in first novel
As a student at Brainerd High School, David Ross participated in extracurricular activities. It's just that they weren't always the kinds of activities that look good on a resume.
Music General dancers travel to Las Vegas; duo courted by 'Star Search'
The Music General dancers attended the Encore Performing Arts National Dance-Off in Las Vegas July 1-3. Twenty-two dancers from the studio's "Emerald" attended the three-day event. There were more than 35 dance studios from all over the United States at the competition. "Star Search" had two talent producers at the competition looking for acts for its upcoming season. The students' instructor is Sue Kuhn.
The second-greatest teen idol of all time according to a VH1 list, is coming to Grand Casino Mille Lacs. Read his thoughts on the No. 1 teen idol (Britney Spears) and find out what he's been up to lately, next week in Tempo.
Summit to explore the attraction of rural Minnesota
Jane Leonard understands the mysterious force that keeps people in rural Minnesota, lures them back after they've left or calls them for the first time to the country's woods, waters and small-town rhythms.
Scenic Byway Association contest announced
Competing and winning -- it was as much a part of Paul Bunyan's logging camp life as eating piles of flapjacks.
Fog rose over a pond in Nisswa.
Having a picnic
Weather drawing by Heather Johnson of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms north remainder of this morning....Then a chance of showers and thunderstorms all areas this afternoon. Highs in the 70s north and in the lower 80s south.
Weather drawing by Madeline Pike of Mrs. Smith's first grade class at St. Francis school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny west. Mostly cloudy with scattered afternoon thunderstorms east. Highs 75 to 85.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Sunny west. Becoming partly cloudy east. Slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms...Mainly northeast. Highs from the upper 70s northeast to the upper 80s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly or mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely southwest and south central...A chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly sunny west. Partly cloudy with isolated showers and patchy fog this morning...Then scattered thunderstorms and becoming cloudy east. Highs from the lower 80s west to the mid to upper 70s east.
Iowa state forecast
Rest of today...Partly sunny. Scattered thunderstorms central and east. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny to partly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms north and west by late afternoon. Some storms may be severe. Highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Flood watch for parts of east central and northeast this afternoon and tonight...
State forecast for minnesota
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs from the lower 70s far north to the upper 80s extreme south.
State forecast for South dakota
Today...Partly cloudy or mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms far east and southwest. Highs from the upper 70s far northeast to the lower 90s southwest.
Industrial Park Commission to meet Thursday
BAXTER -- The Baxter Industrial Park Commission will meet 8 a.m. Thursday at Baxter City Hall.
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