BURGLARY -- Adam Bush, 400 block of Southeast 11th Street, reported Monday his apartment broken into.
BAXTER -- One person was injured in a four-vehicle accident reported at 6:21 p.m. Sunday on Highway 210 and Baxter Drive, Baxter police reported.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 230, a year ago 77.
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Police Department responded to a burglary Monday at 3:40 a.m.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 700.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 163, a year ago 221.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 325.
One person was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident Monday on Highway 2, 10 miles east of Cass Lake.
Found guilty WALKER -- Cass County jurors deliberated a day and a half before finding Richard James Littlewolf Jr., 18, Walker, guilty of three drive-by shooting counts.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
Around the courses
Herberger's made a strong move into contention with a 10-2 win over Insty-Prints on July 27. Second-place Country Club Estates moved within one point behind the leaders as it defeated LAWCO 7.5-4.5
The area's largest golf clubhouse has classy look
EAST GULL LAKE -- There is only one chance to make a good first impression and Cragun's Legacy Golf Course nails it.
Club selection and yardages
I've read that approximately 70 percent of all approach shots finish short of the pin. Even when struck well, most high handicappers' shots finish short of the green. For many players their problems aren't a lack of distance, but rather poor club selection.
Clark wins first PGA tourney
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) -- Michael Clark won his first PGA tournament, a deer he can display in his house and a Deere for his yard.
Lakes area starting to be known for fine clubhouses
The Brainerd lakes area has some of the state's best courses but it's the amenities along with the courses that make each golf outing memorable.
Cigarette makers raise cost of smoking again
NEW YORK (AP) -- The cost of smoking is going up again -- this time by 7 or 8 cents a pack.
Drug, gene therapy combo shows promising cancer result
WASHINGTON -- A combination of gene therapy and drugs is showing promise in treating head and neck cancers, researchers in Texas report.
Experts urge more aggressive testing, treatment of diabetes
WASHINGTON -- The statistic is dismal: Americans too often have the most common form of diabetes silently festering for up to 12 years before they're diagnosed.
FDA approves single-dose form of hyperactivity drug
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Waiting at the school nurse's office or interrupting soccer practice to take their medicine may soon be a thing of the past for youngsters with attention deficit disorder.
Celebrate Crosslake Days a weeklong event
CROSSLAKE -- Celebrate Crosslake Days will be observed this Saturday through Sunday, Aug. 13, with various events. For more information, call 1-800-450-2838, extension 0.
Civility 2000 seeks issue-oriented political campaigns
The Rosenmeier Center, American Association of University Women and the League of Women Voters, a non-profit, grassroots,
Cass plans to offer resource guide to new residents
LONGVILLE -- New Cass County residents will receive a resource guide, probably beginning in 2001.
Austin native leaves behind familiarity to teach students in India
AUSTIN (AP) -- Anna Worlein left Austin recently, but she had 22 hours of airplanes, four countries and a four-hour taxi ride to get through before she would lay eyes on her home for the next three years.
Mille Lacs band opens Ojibwe language center
RUTLEDGE (AP) -- Larry Smallwood knew he'd found his calling when he watched a group of people struggle to perform an Ojibwe ceremony even though they couldn't speak the language.
Cass to seek bids to repair moisture problems in social services building
LONGVILLE -- The Cass County Board voted Tuesday night to seek bids to repair moisture problems in the existing social services building in Walker and to construct an addition to that building.
Cass, Leech reservation to discuss land
LONGVILLE -- Cass County Commissioners Virgil Foster and Joanne Pels, Administrator Robert Yochum and Land Commissioner Norm Moody will meet with Leech Lake Reservation representatives to discuss a reservation request to trade land parcels.
Cass to seek 'Smartwood' designation
LONGVILLE -- Cass County Land Commissioner Norm Moody obtained county board approval Tuesday to proceed with a five-year agreement to qualify the county as a "Smartwood" forest resource.
Home-schooling families increase in numbers, diversity
BOXBORO, Mass. -- They form the two flanks of an odd alliance: conservative Christians determined to raise devout and dutiful children, New Age improvisers who believe in free-flow learning.
Deerwood Summerfest to feature variety of activities
DEERWOOD -- Deerwood's annual summer celebration, Summerfest, will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11 and 12.
STAPLES -- Staples Motley Community Education is putting together its fall brochure.
Cass agrees to join Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force
LONGVILLE -- The Cass County Board voted Tuesday to spend about $6,000 to $7,000 to join the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force through the end of this year.
Nisswa Crazy Days to include sales, food, street dance
NISSWA -- Nisswa Crazy Days will run Aug. 11 and 12 with the theme "Under the Big Top."
Children learn Spanish at CLC day camp
"A Fantastic Journey to the Rain Forest," a Spanish language day camp at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, provided 32 hours of context learning to children in kindergarten through grade 5.
Backus Corn Fest will feature parade, corn feed
BACKUS -- The Backus Corn Fest will be held Aug. 12 and 13, featuring a parade with prizes and old-fashioned games.
Garrison conservation officer writes book about nature photography
GARRISON -- A Garrison conservation officer has taken his interest in photography to another level with his first book being released earlier this year.
Cass earns money from those on probation
LONGVILLE -- Probation Officer Reno Wells reported Tuesday to the county board that people placed on probation have paid $1,880 to the county so far this year in probation supervision fees.
Red Lake man practices art of birch bark construction
RED LAKE (AP) -- Sitting outside under the trees along the shore of Fuller's Lake, Roger Neadeau carefully threaded one of his latest birch bark creations.
Exercise both strengthens, weakens immune responses
WASHINGTON -- Sometimes, exercise can weaken an athlete's ability to fight off a cold. Other times, researchers say, exercise won't make a difference -- or might strengthen the ability.
Landowners at odds with environmentalists on how to stop sea's march
NANTUCKET, Mass. -- Al Lussier will never forget the day a nor'easter pounded the surf off his beachfront home in Codfish Park so hard he saw waves in his toilet.
Cass County Public Health will offer adult health clinics this month.
Small city finds nation's recycling commitment waning
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. -- For Mayor John M. Duchessi Jr., the high cost of recycling was not as much a concern as the surprising notion that recyclables were being dumped in landfills and incinerators like trash.
Cass sets ban on tax abatement applications
LONGVILLE -- The Cass County Board has set a moratorium on tax abatement/business incentive applications until after a county policy can be drafted within the next year.
The Dispatch Extra Access audiotex system recently experienced technical difficulties.
Estimates show Cass' growth
LONGVILLE -- The Minnesota Planning State Demographic Center recently issued estimated population changes between 1990 and 1999 in Cass County.
Region 5 board to meet Aug. 10
STAPLES -- The Region 5 board will meet at 9 a.m. Aug. 10 in the Region 5 office in Staples.
A month of ups and downs
Temperature highs and lows varied as much as 50 degrees in July, according to the DNR.
New 4-way stop in place on CR 48 at College Road
BAXTER -- As of Tuesday afternoon, a new four-way stop is in place on County Road 48 at the new College Road intersection next to the College Square convenience store.
Building collapses in Fargo
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Mike Loegering was the last construction worker to be pulled from a collapsed apartment building, but he felt like the luckiest man in town.
Search firm picked to help city with police chief selection
The Brainerd Police and Fire Civil Service Commission has selected a search firm to assist the city in its search for a police chief.
Prosecutors seek to discredit Blom's alibi
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) -- Prosecutors introduced documents Monday they hope will discredit Donald Blom's assertions that he wasn't in the Moose Lake area the night Katie Poirier was abducted and that he didn't change his appearance after her abduction.
Adam Casperson of Brainerd reacted Tuesday afternoon to the cool water of North Long Lake at the public access on Highway 371 as the temperature rose to the mid-80s. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Yesterday's attendance at the 1980 Crow Wing County Fair reached 12,500 with many fairgoers present at the evening 4-Wheel Drive Contest and Pickup Pull.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A polio expert with the World Health Organization has been named Minnesota's new epidemiologist in the state Department of Health.
Judge puts limits on endorsement mentions
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled that a Supreme Court candidate cannot mention his GOP endorsement in fund-raising letters, concluding that the issue was already decided in 1998.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - The roofs of Brainerd's schools need $400,000 worth of repair work within the next year. If the work isn't done soon, the contractor told a Brainerd School Board, "You're going to get a little wet."
City seeking to clarify its annexation policy
Brainerd is looking for a little clarity in its annexation policy.
Opening day for bypass travel changed
The opening date for travel on the new C. Elmer Anderson Memorial Highway has changed.
State to refund $13.3 million to car owners whose tabs expired in June
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state will refund up to $13.3 million to Minnesota car and truck owners whose registrations expired in June, officials said Monday.
OSHA investigators arrive in Fargo
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- An investigator from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and others arrived Tuesday to probe the collapse of an unfinished apartment building. Three construction workers remained hospitalized, one of them in critical condition.
From feds to kids, relief pours into Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS (AP) -- Federal purse strings are loosening, there's talk of state relief on the way, private donations are surging toward six figures and volunteers have flocked in to help tornado victims in this southwestern Minnesota city.
Minnesota farmers blame Iowa neighbors for woe
NORTHWOOD, Iowa (AP) -- Minnesota farmers complain new culverts installed near here last spring are causing water to back up in fields north of the state line.
Crops on pace for a big harvest
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Most Minnesota farmers are expecting a bumper harvest as crops remain healthy and continue to mature rapidly, agricultural statisticians report.
With the growth comes new woes
LONGVILLE -- Cass County Environmental Services Director Paul Fairbanks reported Tuesday zoning permits show growth is taking place throughout the county.
One dies in car, semi collision
The State Patrol reported one person died in a car and semi-truck accident at 12:34 p.m. Monday on Highway 371 at Mildred Chapel Road in Cass County.
Prosecutors try to show Blom acted suspiciously after abduction
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) -- Prosecutors introduced evidence Tuesday suggesting that Donald Blom may have been preparing to hide in the woods after the May 26, 1999, abduction of Katie Poirier.
Brainerd Public Utility has scheduled a power outage from 6-9 p.m. Thursday to work on the el
Northwest offers to rehire attendants
EAGAN (AP) -- Northwest Airlines has offered to rehire more than half of the 21 flight attendants fired for participating in an alleged sickout, union officials said.
Cisco acquires Maple Grove company
MAPLE GROVE (AP) -- Cisco Systems Inc. has agreed to buy NuSpeed Internet Systems, a Maple Grove startup, for $450 million in stock.
Baxter OKs plat for senior housing
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council Tuesday approved the preliminary plat for Arboretum Trails, a senior citizen housing development proposed on Excelsior Road adjacent to the Paul Bunyan Trail.
To clarify a Page 1A story Monday in regard to criminal charges against Anthony Dano, 42, rural Brainerd:
Lawsuits, access to results pondered as search for wrongly flunked students begins
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Attorneys interested in filing a class action on behalf of students who were wrongly flunked in the state's basic-skills math test have contacted some of their parents.
Washington Monument reopens
WASHINGTON -- Steve Dallman was No. 1 on Monday. The salesman from Chesterfield, Mo., has the ticket to prove it.
Lawmakers question officials about test errors
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Other states that conduct "high-stakes" student tests have checks in place that would have caught the sort of errors that resulted in nearly 8,000 students being told they failed the math part of a basic skills test when they actually passed, an expert told state lawmakers Monday.
She'll go anywhere for her candidate
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Happenings with the Minnesot a delegation at the Republican National Convention:
SBA reaching out to businesses hurt by low water levels
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Small Business Administration is reaching out to Great Lakes marinas, fishing operations and other companies that need funding to access water channels cut off by receding water levels.
Thousands of additional job cuts planned by oil giant
DALLAS (AP) -- Exxon Mobil Corp., which already had planned to slash about 15 percent of its work force to realize savings from its merger, now wants to trim an additional 4 percent.
Truck engine makers accused of backsliding on pollution deal
WASHINGTON -- State officials and environmentalists are complaining that truck engine manufacturers are trying to renege on part of a much ballyhooed 1998 consent agreement with the Justice Department to curtail pollution from large trucks.
Leading indicators index unchanged
NEW YORK -- An important gauge of future economic activity remained unchanged in June, the latest indication that the U.S. economy may be cooling down, a private industry group said Wednesday.
Consumer spending rebounds, construction activity falls in June
WASHINGTON -- In more signs that the economy has yet to slow, consumer spending posted a strong rebound in June after two months of lackluster growth, while manufacturing activity remained steady in July.
A decade after the Gulf War
WASHINGTON -- Ten years after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, international efforts have kept Kuwait a free country and kept Saddam Hussein from threatening other neighbors, according to the Defense Department.
Vendors send personal information of Internet shoppers to marketer
WASHINGTON -- Without knowing it, some Internet shoppers are forking over more than cash for their purchases. Several online retailers have been giving their customers' personal information to a marketing company.
After convention appearance, former President Ford hospitalized
PHILADELPHIA -- Former President Gerald Ford returned to a Philadelphia hospital Wednesday morning after being treated for a sinus infection overnight.
Utah community coping with latest mine disaster
PRICE, Utah -- In communities where generations have clawed at the earth for coal, mining disasters are a hard fact of life.
'I don't know what went wrong that day'
WUERZBURG, Germany -- Taking less than an hour to deliberate, a military court sentenced a U.S. soldier on Tuesday to life in prison without parole for killing an 11-year-old ethnic Albanian girl while on peacekeeping duty in Kosovo.
Report: Federal agency has reports of 21 deaths from faulty tires
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- A federal agency now has reports of 21 deaths resulting from accidents caused by Firestone tire treads peeling off their casings, USA Today reported.
Temperatures soar throughout California, taxing power supplies
FRESNO, Calif. -- Californians were asked to voluntarily shut off their air conditioners and lights as a fourth day of soaring temperatures frazzled the state's power grid.
PRICE, Utah (AP) -- Fire broke out inside a coal mine early Tuesday, killing two miners and injuring at least 12 others.
Feds slow meth ring with arrests of kingpins
WASHINGTON -- Federal agents have made a "major dent" in California's multibillion-dollar methamphetamine industry, dismantling a bicoastal criminal ring that supplied some of the United States' largest meth labs with a chemical used to produce the drug, they said Tuesday.
Pentagon: Recruitment climbing out of its slump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thanks partly to its snappy new Internet sites, the Pentagon is reaching more potential recruits -- and expects to meet its enlistment goals this year.
Rain helps California firefighters; lightning sparks more blazes
RIDGECREST, Calif. -- A bit of moisture helped firefighters make headway against a Sierra Nevada wildfire, but scores of lightning strikes elsewhere ignited more blazes across already scorched Western states.
Ben Franklin would be amazed: Postal Service testing e-mail for all
WASHINGTON -- The folks who deliver mail the old-fashioned way want to help you use the Internet to track that Mother's Day card -- or simply e-mail it to Mom's house.
Report: Big Tobacco trying to thwart WHO anti-smoking effort
The tobacco industry has been waging a sophisticated, secret campaign to undermine efforts by the World Health Organization to combat smoking around the globe, the agency charges in a scathing report being released Wednesday.
Testing OK'd for Games
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- An Olympic medical panel on Tuesday decided that testing for one of most abused performance-enhancing drugs in sports can be used at the Sydney Games.
Holmes becomes a role model
Priest Holmes had every reason to be wary of Jamal Lewis, the Baltimore Ravens' top pick in the 2000 draft.
Braves get Surhoff
B.J. Surhoff, Will Clark and Al Martin, welcome to the pennant race.
'U' says Haskins acknowledges payment to tutor
MINNEAPOLIS -- Armed with evidence that Clem Haskins paid a former tutor in violation of his contract and NCAA rules, the University of Minnesota might seek to recoup its former basketball coach's $1.5 million buyout.
Miller time proves less filling
Dennis Miller made his widely anticipated debut Monday night on
Mussina's one-hitter beats Twins
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Mike Mussina reminded everybody why he will be such a sought-after free agent following the season.
Oh, yeah, and there was a game, too
CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- Despite first-game jitters in their new jobs, Bill Belichick and Dennis Miller got off to good starts.
Biggio's injury adds to Astro's woes
The Houston Astros' disappointing season took another turn for the worse.
Defendant in shooting of Rae Carruth's girlfriend pleads guilty
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- One of the three men charged along with former Carolina Panthers receiver Rae Carruth in the shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend will be spared a capital murder trial after agreeing to testify about his co-defendants.
National sports briefs
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild has reached agreement with free agent goaltender Zach Bierk and defenseman Filip Kuba, two players the team selected in the NHL expansion draft.
Trombley shows he's part of the Orioles of the future
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Mike Trombley knows a thing or two about playing for a youthful, rebuilding team.
Vikings report mixed results from scrimmage
RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings visited the Kansas City Chiefs' training camp facility Monday for a pair of informal scrimmages, with mixed results.
Sparks clip Lynx
Milton poured in 18 points and added career-highs in rebounds (14) and assists (6) as the Sparks pulled away from the Minnesota Lynx late for a 73-66 victory. It was the ninth consecutive win for the Sparks (25-3) and their ninth consecutive road win.
Alfred Ellstrom, 87, Brainerd, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
PINE RIVER -- Kathleen Gronvold, 88, Pine River, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at home.
Jeffrey C. Losos
Jeffrey Charles Losos, 19, Brainerd, died Monday, July 31, 2000.
Bertha M. Richmond
GRAND RAPIDS -- Bertha M. Richmond, 88, Grand Rapids, and formerly of Brainerd and Park Rapids, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Grand Rapids hospital.
LITTLE FALLS -- Bernadette Tharp, 87, Little Falls, died today, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at St. Otto's Health Care Center.
PINE RIVER -- Kathleen Gronvold, 88, Pine River, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at home.
Mary M. Seglem
Mary Maragaret Seglem, 50, Brainerd, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at home.
Bertha M. Richmond
GRAND RAPIDS -- Bertha M. Richmond, 88, Grand Rapids, and formerly of Brainerd and Park Rapids, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Grand Rapids Hospital.
Marjorie L. Hawks
DEERWOOD -- Marjorie L. Hawks, 78, Deerwood, died today, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center of Crosby.
Theresa Lobraico, 77, Brainerd, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Harmony House West of Brainerd.
Jeffrey C. Losos
Jeffrey Charles Losos, 19, Brainerd, died Monday, July 31, 2000, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Roland 'Ronnie' Litke
PIERZ -- Roland "Ronnie" Litke, 65, Pierz, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at home.
Naomi M. Close
Naomi M. Close, 86, Brainerd, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Burnadette S. Tharp
LITTLE FALLS -- Burnadette Sephronie Tharp, 87, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center of Little Falls.
Chloe J. Ashton
AITKIN -- Chloe J. Ashton, 70, Aitkin, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center of Crosby.
Alvin A. Britton Sr.
BESSEMER, Ala. -- Alvin Arnold Britton Sr., 64, Bessemer, Ala., and formerly of Brainerd, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, in Bessemer.
Frances S. Merdan
COLLEGEVILLE -- Frances S. Merdan, 90, Collegeville, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000.
High stakes - Dispatch Editorial
The recent high school basic-skills test snafu that caused nearly 8,000 students to be wrongly told they couldn't do math has touched off a torrent of finger-pointing in St. Paul among state officials who can't possibly imagine how such a thing could happen.
Recently, Richard Wray, President of the Minnesota Seasonal Recreational Property Owners Coalition, wrote wondering why the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce would oppose his limited market value legislation.
Five ways Bush can lose
PHILADELPHIA -- George W. Bush arrives here to claim his party's nomination for president with a double-digit lead over Al Gore in the polls and with his party more united than at any time since the glory days of Ronald Reagan. It is his election to lose. Here are some ways he could lose it.
The following editorial appeared in Monday's Los Angeles Times:
Kris Hasskamp portrays herself as a sportman's friend, and as an NRA backer supporting rights to bear arms. Unfortunately her votes betray her. She voted against the amendment making "The lawful taking of game and fish" a "rig
The GOP gives warm and fuzzy another try
PHILADELPHIA -- The lessons of 1992 clearly were not lost on George W. Bush.
Support the civic center
I want to thank Bob Olson for giving me and others credit for supporting the civic center which is now owned and operated by the city and the Gold Medal Arena which is operated by the city of Brainerd but still owned by the Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association
The GOP's sex hang-up
PHILADELPHIA--The Republican Party has this hang-up about sex. Every time it tries to act like a modern, 21st-century institution it stumbles over its Victorian morality and ends up looking absurd.
Buffing Bush's image on defense
PHILADELPHIA -- With the United States at peace and the Cold War but a memory, foreign policy and defense have fallen near the bottom of most voters' concerns.
Gore immigration effort 'compromised' naturalization process, report says
WASHINGTON -- One of Vice President Gore's attempts to improve government -- by erasing a massive backlog of citizenship applications -- produced such confusion that thousands of people became citizens without adequate background checks, the Justice Department says.
Bush arrives in Philly to collect GOP nomination
PHILADELPHIA -- Texas Gov. George W. Bush swept confidently into town Wednesday to collect the Republican presidential nomination, telling a cheering crowd, "If all goes well, you're looking at the next president of the United States."
Courting independents, GOP seeks lessons from Ventura triumph
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- As the GOP reaches out to independents, some delegates to the Republican National Convention want the party to take cues from Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.
Clinton's push for paid parental leave falls flat in states
An attempt by the Clinton administration to establish government-paid leaves of absence for new parents is about to die a quiet death, rejected in every state legislature that took up the cause at the urging of the White House.
Trio of war heroes supports Bush
PHILADELPHIA -- Mixing politics and patriotism, Republicans turned to a trio of wartime heroes to offer convention testimonials for Texas Gov. George W. Bush -- untested on the world stage -- and energize voters with a call to keep America the strongest country in the world.
Convention protesters brawl with police, vow more clashes
PHILADELPHIA -- After a day marked by angry brawls with police, protesters promised more disruptions Wednesday as George W. Bush arrived in Philadelphia for the Republican National Convention.
Sen. McCain offers Bush crucial stamp of approval
PHILADELPHIA -- Rarely has a losing candidate presidential candidate offered as much to the winner as John McCain can offer George W. Bush.
Grams hopes to ride Bush coattails
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Minnesota delegates were cheerleaders for U.S. Sen. Rod Grams, who addressed the Republican National Convention along with other congressional candidates in tight races.
NASCAR adopts safety measure Rule changes aimed at avoiding sticking throttles
INDIANAPOLIS -- While investigators are still trying to determine what caused the crashes in which Adam Petty and Kenny Irwin Jr. died, NASCAR has taken steps to help drivers avoid sticking throttles.
Mass, Aylward are one-two in Wissota Super Stock race
GLYNDON -- Brainerd's Dave Mass and Justin Aylward finished first and second in the Wissota Super Stock feature at Buffalo River Speedway on July 23.
Brainerd VFW adds 2 more victories
ST. CLOUD -- The sophomore Brainerd VFW baseball team swept into the driver's seat of the District 6 tournament Monday by winning its first two games.
Gulls secure playoff spot
The Brainerd Mighty Gulls clinched a return to the Northwoods League playoffs with a 9-1 win over the Minot Greenheads on Tuesday night at Mills Field.
Local sports shorts
Brainerd native Todd Revenig on July 13 was promoted by the Arizona Diamondbacks to their Tucson Sidewinders farm club in the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.
Minot offsets Gulls' early lead
BYLINE3: The adage that a team has to hammer the nail in the coffin when it has the opportunity was something the Brainerd Mighty Gulls failed to do Monday night at Mills Field.
Northwoods League Baseball
Brainerd VFW keeps on battling
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd sophomore VFW baseball team had to wait another day to see how its bid for the District 6 championship turned out.
Northwoods League Baseball
Chance to support Pequot family center is in the mail
PEQUOT LAKES -- Pequot Lakes area residents will have an opportunity to support the Lakes Area Community Family Center through a mailing they should receive between Friday and Tuesday.
Whispering Pines celebrates 'deficiency free' rating
PINE RIVER -- Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village staff members in Pine River had reason to celebrate Friday.
Lakes area events
Turtle Races, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, downtown Nisswa.
Lakes area news
PINE RIVER -- The American Cancer Society-sponsored Cass County Relay for Life will be Friday and Saturday at the Pine River track field.
Around the world
Amsterdam 80 58 cdy
Around the world
Amsterdam 78 58 cdy
Tonight...Clear. Lows 50 to 55. Light northeast winds becoming southeast.
Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows around 60. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast.
Weather drawing by Logan Rudstrom of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Weather drawing by Taylor Korchari of Ms. Kobes' second grade class at Lincoln school.
Names and faces
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Former Sen. Paul Simon received some gentle ribbing from singer Paul Simon about the politician's recent foray into music.
Yikes! ancient rattlesnake skins
THINGS our readers found in their REFRIGERATORS. There were so many great letters that we decided we would share a few more. Here they are:
Heart-felt words against smoking
DEAR ABBY: I quit smoking today. It may not seem like a great accomplishment to most people, but I'm 37 years old and have smoked since I was in seventh grade. Like many others, I tried for years to kick the habit, but I guess I never really had the proper motivation to do it.
Gifts for teachers should be token of students' affection
DEAR ABBY: Recently your column dealt with suggestions from readers about the best kinds of gifts to give classroom teachers. Unfortunately, one of the responses ("Avid Reader, Winter Haven, Fla.") contained inaccurate information about the policy in our local school district.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Barbra Streisand is sticking to her plan to sing only two farewell shows in New York -- and those shows sold out in no time.
Ray's Promenaders will square dance from 8-10 p.m. Friday at the Baxter School gym. Larry Johansen will be the caller. Joe and Elsie Melby will host the potluck.
Scheduling tip to avoid breast cancer
Dear Heloise: Thank you for the tip from the Houston reader about scheduling an annual PHYSICAL EXAM, at which time the doctor does a breast exam, six months before her annual mammogram. This is something I never thought about, and I hope a lot of women take this hint to heart.
Flooded river kills at least 107 in India
CHANDIGARH, India (AP) -- Rescue workers searched for bodies Wednesday after pouring rain and a flooded river submerged villages near India's mountainous border with Tibet, washing away 1,000 houses and drowning at least 107 people.
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