Banks looking to build online without tellers
Everbank has almost everything a bank customer could need.
New hotel helps Breezy become year-round resort
BREEZY POINT -- A 120-unit hotel at Breezy Point Resort is expected to be completed by month's end.
Picking a junk bond mutual fund
NEW YORK -- Junk bond mutual funds have generally been poor investments this year compared with other bond-fund types, such as Treasury funds.
Americans' new hang-up: Cell phone rudeness
The atmosphere was cozy inside the elegant San Antonio club and the jazz singer was crooning love ballads.
BAXTER -- Two student interns, Beth Holznagel and Megan Bradshaw, joined Lake Country Journal Magazine.
Alternatives to treasuries carry drawbacks
It wasn't all that long ago that congressional discussions of the national debt revolved around such questions as "What comes after a trillion?"
Airport thinks of what it could do with new runway
A new runway at the Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport has long been pursued.
Cooling down economy is no easy task
NEW YORK -- Slowing the nation's economy without causing a recession may be a bit like baking a souffle. If you don't do it just right, you can find yourself with potentially deflated results.
Unions reviewing proposal in Verizon telephone labor talks
WASHINGTON -- Company and union negotiators were confronting a threatened midnight Saturday strike deadline as they worked to reach a contract agreement for customer service workers at a major telephone company serving New England and mid-Atlantic states.
Ready or not, more college-bound students get credit cards
NEW YORK (AP) -- If your son or daughter is headed off to college this fall, you're probably going to have to grapple with a vexing financial question: Should your child have his or her own credit card?
Cimarron Printing plans to expand operations
The recent merger involving Cimarron Printing in Brainerd is expected to mean an increase in several jobs before year's end.
Judging junk bonds -- buy or bail?
NEW YORK -- Defaults on corporate "junk" bonds are at their highest levels in years, and some analysts think there's much worse to come.
Proof of the Easter miracle, or just another old cloth?
The world's most fabled piece of cloth, the Shroud of Turin, will be on public display again in that Italian city Aug. 12 through Oct. 22.
Feelings can be aired without showing disrespect
QUESTION: My 6-year-old has suddenly become sassy and disrespectful in her manner at home. She told me to "buzz off" when I asked her to take out the trash, and she calls me names when she gets angry. I feel it is important to permit this emotional outlet, so I haven't tried to suppress it. Do you agree?
Brainerd woman completes Teen Missions trip
Last March, Tina Young appealed to the community for help in financing a missions trip this summer to Brazil via Teen Missions, International. Her perseverance, and support from the community, got her there -- and back.
The Daughters of Isabella No. 562 will meet at 5 p.m. Monday at the home of Delores Kucera, 711 Homestead Drive S., for a potluck supper. Meet at St. Francis Catholic Church at 4:30 p.m. to car pool. Books will be audited at this time.
Despite infighting, 1,000 religious leaders to gather
NEW YORK -- Though the Dalai Lama's exclusion from the upcoming Millennium World Peace Summit at the United Nations brought unwelcome headlines, organizers hope the gathering of 1,000 religious leaders will highlight a new global effort for peace.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 199, a year ago 115.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 300.
Crow Wing County Board Meets 9:30 a.m. Tuesday County courthouse 9:30 a.m. -- Call to order 1. Review consent calendar and correspondence
Alrichter, Victoria L. and Jeffrey A.
Michael A. Juaire, 28, and Tina M. Hruby, 32, both of Breezy Point.
GARRISON -- One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday on Highway 169, four miles north of Garrison.
BURGLARY -- Kenneth Carlson, Pine River, reported Wednesday a burglary at his residence on County Road 15. Four guns were taken.
Brainerd City Council Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday City hall 1. Call to order
Slimmed down Minnesotan looks for Florida State repeat
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Chris Weinke spent a quiet summer playing golf, throwing with teammates and losing weight as he prepares for a run at a second straight national championship at Florida State.
Irwin shares lead after first round of Burnet Senior Classic
COON RAPIDS (AP) -- After a promising 1999 season on the Senior tour, Ed Dougherty's golf game took a back seat to back pain in 2000.
Record-setting Els claims second-round lead
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) -- Ernie Els played 25 holes in eight hours and regrets he ever had to stop.
Irwin poised for another big Burnet golf tourney
COON RAPIDS (AP) -- Hale Irwin has been a fixture atop the leader board at the last three Coldwell Banker Burnet Senior golf tournaments and Irwin looks like the player to beat this year too.
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Prescription cards of the future could carry DNA ID
WASHINGTON -- The day may come soon when you will go to the drugstore to fill a prescription and hand the pharmacist a credit-card-size DNA "chip" containing your entire genetic profile. The druggist then will choose the right medicine for you based on your genes.
What is autism?
Autism is a complex developmental disability that affects the normal development of the brain in areas of social interaction and communication skills. The disorder makes it hard for people with autism to communicate with others and relate to the outside world.
When it's hot use caution
In summer's heat, many people are looking for ways to keep cool and avoid heat illnesses while exercising. The American Council on Exercise, a nonprofit org
Tools will lead to fast home improvements
Speed up your next home improvement project with Vermont American's RapidFire Auto-Feed Screwdriving Attachment ($50).
Peppers can be finicky about producing well
Pepper plants sometimes grow well but produce poorly because they are fussy about their environment.
More homeowners are asking for balconies
A balcony is a gracious architectural gesture, like a hand extended to Mother Nature.
Tips to install, maintain wood-shake or shingle roof
The crowning glory of an old-house restoration is a new roof of wood shakes or shingles.
Three agents -- Don Cervin, Cindy Johannessohn and Aaron Opatz -- joined Tower Real Estate on Washington Street in Brainerd.
Vacation retreat near Outing turned into year-round home for couple
OUTING -- Call it reverse commuting.
HUD raises FHA-insured loan limit
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development officials have approved an increase of nearly $18,000 in the maximum size of a Federal Housing Administration loan for home buyers in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Weather can take toll on tomatoes
Last year, the drought squeezed the life out of America's favorite vegetable, the tomato. This year, excessive rain is taking a different toll.
Lawn care relies on location
Lawn care can be a labor of love or the bane of one's existence, depending on your point of view.
C-I hires interim superintendent
CROSBY -- After accepting a resignation letter from former superintendent Bill Makinen, the Crosby-Ironton School Board has now hired an interim superintendent.
Suspect arrested in Ball Club shooting that wounded teen
CASS LAKE (AP) -- Authorities arrested a 22-year-old man wanted in a shooting that wounded a Minneapolis teen in the town of Ball Club last month.
Exploratory committee for gubernatorial run doesn't prevent Coleman show
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Mayor Norm Coleman's decision to form an exploratory committee about a possible gubernatorial run won't immediately affect his right to continue his weekly radio show, officials said Friday.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 6 - 60 years ago - At nearly every band concert held in Gregory Park this year, cars have been lined up on three sides of the park and all available seats have been filled to overflowing. It behooves the City Park Board to look into the matter of properly accommodating the people who swell onto the park lawns in order to listen to the municipal band.
Four indicted in Austin in double killings
AUSTIN (AP) -- A Mower County grand jury indicted four suspects in the shooting deaths of two St. Paul construction workers, while charges were dropped against another suspect in exchange for her testimony.
Cass, Aitkin counties discuss joint concerns
AITKIN -- Cass and Aitkin counties looked Friday at cooperative ways to address long-term corrections problems and possible ways to establish a central criminal records office for three area counties.
County's jobless rate continues to drop
Crow Wing County's 3.2 percent jobless rate is one of the lowest in this area.
Camp caters to autistic children
CROSSLAKE -- Oblivious to the other children swimming and splashing around him at the swimming beach on Trout Lake, 8-year-old Jack Hammersten spent a half hour sitting near shore, watching the waves wash the grains of sand through his fingers.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Bruce Boland of Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge and Sue Pettit of Brainerd won two titles in the annual Paul Bunyan Open Tennis Tournament which concluded yesterday. More than 100 players participated in the three day event.
Appeals court reinstates firefighters' bias suit
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A racial discrimination lawsuit filed against the city of St. Paul by six black firefighters was reinstated Thursday by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Duluth native chosen to run campaign for Gore's VP choice
DULUTH (AP) -- Thomas Nides has all the resources in place to manage Al Gore's vice presidential candidate's campaign.
The First National Bank of Deerwood, through the American Promise program, is sponsoring a Sharing School Supplies collection through August.
Forum on public land use slated Aug. 18 at CLC
How should public lands be used and managed?
Prosecution rests in Blom trial
VIRGINIA (AP) -- Two women who were attacked by Donald Blom 17 years ago testified Friday as the prosecution rested its case in Blom's trial on charges that he kidnapped and killed Katie Poirier.
Ventura apologizes to students
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura apologized Thursday to students whose basic skills tests were graded incorrectly last spring, forcing some to take summer school or even be kept from graduating.
Two fall from ride at Freeborn County Fair
ALBERT LEA (AP) -- Two people fell from a carnival ride Thursday at the Freeborn County Fair and were slightly injured.
Jurors hear Blom confession
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) -- Prosecutors, nearing the end of their case against Donald Blom, played a dramatic taped confession so jurors could hear Blom admit he abducted and killed Katie Poirier and then burned her body.
Minnesota Public Radio settles lawsuit with state
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Public Radio settled a lawsuit Friday with the state of Minnesota involving the company's donor-list sharing practices.
Villa workers win settlement
PIERZ -- Nursing home workers at St. Mary's Villa, on strike for more than three months until March, won an unfair labor strike decision granted by the state labor relations board and received an undisclosed settlement for back wages.
371 roadwork between Baxter, Nisswa to begin
Starting Monday, commuters who travel Highway 371 North between Baxter and Nisswa each weekday will have to contend with lane shifts and lane closures as the corridor is resurfaced.
BRHSC takes steps to stem possible drug woes
The Brainerd Regional Human Services Center has placed restrictions on patients and visitors in hopes of stemming possible drug problems at the center.
4-Her spends better part of her summer preparing for fair
Megan Rahto, 14, is highly experienced in keeping herself and her animals composed under the watchful eye of 4-H judges.
Cause of illness remains unknown
WILLMAR (AP) -- Half of the patients admitted to Rice Memorial Hospital after a mysterious illness have been discharged, but officials still don't know exactly what made them sick. ourtee
Burton fought cancer for years
Longtime Brainerd businessman Minor "Bud" Burton waged a more than 20-year battle with prostate cancer. He died Friday at age 78.
Power outage at Valley Fair leaves some stranded on rides
SHAKOPEE (AP) -- Some customers were stranded on rides at the Valley Fair amusement park when the power went out Thursday afternoon.
BENA -- The search continued today for two people missing since Wednesday on Lake Winnibigoshish, the Cass County Sheriff's Department said.
MPCA official assures farmers about new feedlot rules
REDWOOD FALLS, (AP) -- An official in charge of enforcing new feedlot rules expected to take effect in October told farmers gathered at a forum here that they have nothing to worry about.
Ventura assured Twin Cities would remain a Northwest hub
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura said Thursday that Northwest Airlines executives have told him the Twin Cities would remain a hub should the airline merge with American Airlines.
Thursday's editorial on the Brainerd bypass should have said that if all goes well the southbound lanes will open Aug. 9 and the northbound lanes will open two days later.
Because of a previous conviction inadvertently repeated as part of the July 10 Crow Wing County court dispositions, an old criminal disposition of Timothy Palmer was printed on Page 6A Thursday.
Other retailers keep questionable tires in stock
WASHINGTON -- Sears Roebuck & Co. said Friday it has stopped selling Firestone tires being investigated by federal officials in connection with 21 reported deaths.
Clinton vetoes GOP tax cut for married couples
EDGARTOWN, Mass. -- President Clinton vetoed the Republican-sponsored tax cut for married couples on Saturday, calling it "the first installment of a fiscally reckless tax strategy."
Wellstone calls farm crisis worse than 1980s
LYND (AP) -- With the elections this fall, Sen. Paul Wellstone says now is the perfect time to put the national spotlight on the worsening farm economy.
Qwest may cut 2,000 to 4,000 jobs this year
DENVER (AP) -- Qwest Communications International Inc. may cut up to 4,000 jobs by year's end in the wake of a merger with U S West Communications Inc.
Police accuse protest leaders of orchestrating violence, property damage
PHILADELPHIA -- Police on Friday accused the leaders of several prominent protest training groups of orchestrating property damage and violence during the just-ended Republican National Convention and in other cities around the country.
Fire situation worsens in Montana
HELENA, Mont. -- Scores of wildfires have forced beleaguered firefighters to give up ground as officials across western Montana warned people to stay inside and out of the thickening smoke.
More Army troops, Canadians help fight fires
BOISE, Idaho -- Even as word came that beleaguered crews battling wildfires would get reinforcements from Canadian firefighters and U.S. Army troops, Gov. Dirk Kempthorne said it could be fall before some of the blazes are controlled.
National unemployment rate steady
WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate held steady at 4 percent in July, close to a three-decade low, despite the loss of 108,000 payroll jobs during the month, the biggest setback in nine years.
Schwarzenegger, Shriver, Miss America join Ventura
MINNEAPOLIS -- Military service is one of Gov. Jesse Ventura's pet topics, and the former Navy SEAL added star power Friday in raising awareness of veterans' plight with surprise celebrity appearances on his live radio show.
Businesses try to cash in on prosperous, aging baby boomers
WASHINGTON -- Message to aging baby boomers: Lorain, Ohio, wants you. Or at least your money.
Tree-killing mushroom is largest living organism ever found
Walking through the Malheur National Forest in eastern Oregon you would be hard pressed to notice it. But a fungus spreading through the roots of trees now covers 2,200 acres, making it the largest living organism ever found.
Operators dispute figures
TOLEDO, Ohio -- It's a report that could frighten even the most fearless thrill-seeker: In the past four years, the number of injuries at the nation's amusement parks has nearly doubled.
Alaska Airlines grounds jets for look at suspect part
SEATTLE -- Saying earlier inspections may have produced incorrect readings, Alaska Airlines is grounding as many as 18 Boeing MD-80 airliners for another look at a part implicated in January's crash that killed 88 people.
Sears halts sales starting today
WASHINGTON -- Almost 100 years ago, Henry Ford chose Harvey Firestone to supply tires for America's first mass-produced automobiles. It was the beginning of an enduring friendship and fortunes that would outlive them both.
Alaska Airlines completes 17 MD-80 tail inspections
SEATTLE -- One day after announcing that a tool used to measure stresses on the tail sections of some of its jets may have given erroneous readings, Alaska Airlines said no problems were found in the 17 MD-80s it grounded for inspection.
War zone to wildfires
BURGDORF, Idaho -- Sgt. Brad Rhoden traded his M-16 for a pick and shovel and dug in against a wildfire in the Idaho mountains, breathing smoke and ash in thin mountain air, sweating in triple-digit temperatures and trudging up and down rugged terrain.
Yankees, Athletics win potential playoff previews
The New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics got the best of their potential playoff matchups.
Bills' Moore and Patriots' Brady have strong preseason debuts
Rookies Corey Moore and Tom Brady made strong first impressions.
Sacramento Monarchs defeats Minnesota Lynx, clinch WNBA playoff berth
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Sacramento coach Sonny Allen has the Monarchs right where he wants them heading into the stretch run of the season.
Sorenstam not as dominant at new tournament venue
EUREKA, Mo. (AP) -- Annika Sorenstam feels anything but at home at the LPGA Michelob Light Classic.
Reggie Jackson cuts ties to Web site
NEW YORK (AP) -- Reggie Jackson won't be doing any more business with Costa Rican company tied to Internet gambling.
Jerry West reportedly set to retire
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jerry West's storied four-decade career with the Los Angeles Lakers as a player, coach and executive reportedly is about to end.
The NFL goes to the youngsters at quarterback
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Peyton Manning was asked if the retirements of John Elway, Dan Marino and Steve Young make him one of the NFL's top QBs or just one of the top young ones.
Hatchette seeks even bigger role
MANKATO -- Matthew Hatchette's climb is almost complete.
Strawberry to undergo surgery
NEW YORK (AP) -- Darryl Strawberry, the former New York Yankees slugger operated on for colon cancer in 1998, has a new cancerous tumor in his abdomen, the New York Daily News quoted his agent as saying Thursday night.
Mets beat up on Johnson
The New York Mets don't have any problems hitting Randy Johnson.
Dropped popup gives Yanks win in marathon game
NEW YORK (AP) -- Roger Clemens spent as much time pacing as he did pitching.
Toledo rises from poverty
ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) -- When Brad Faxon won the B.C. Open last month by a stroke over Esteban Toledo, he turned to his rival and smiled.
Beltran suspended by Royals; union plans a challenge
NEW YORK (AP) -- Challenging one of their top players, the Kansas City Royals suspended AL Rookie of the Year Carlos Beltran without pay for refusing to report to the team's Florida training complex for rehabilitation.
Sign-and-trade deals Orlando makes it look like Magic in acquiring Grant Hill
Three days after the start of the free-agent signing period, the Orlando Magic finally reeled in two of the biggest prizes of the NBA offseason.
Culpepper gets his shot
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Cris Carter predicts greatness for Daunte Culpepper.
Twins tame Tigers
DETROIT (AP) -- Shane Halter has defined "utility man" for the Detroit Tigers this season, playing well at every position manager Phil Garner has put him. And that's been everywhere but the mound.
Blyde D. Thomas
Blyde D. Thomas, 93, Brainerd, died today, Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at Brainerd Manor.
Bettie J. Duke
LITTLE FALLS -- Bettie Jean Duke, 75, Little Falls, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
ST. MATHIAS -- George Tautges, 79, St. Mathias, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000 at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Eleanor M. Black
PARK RAPIDS -- Eleanor Magdleana Black, 55, Park Rapids, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at home.
Axel G. Lindblom
AITKIN -- Axel G. Lindblom, 87, Aitkin, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at Glencoe Area Health Care Center.
Minor R. 'Bud' Burton
Minor R. "Bud" Burton, 78, Brainerd, died today, Aug. 4, 2000, at home.
NORTH PRAIRIE -- Joseph Mrosla, 72, North Prairie, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home of Albany.
Robert G. Needham
Robert Gordon Needham, 82, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center after a long illness.
Blyde D. Thomas
Blyde D. Thomas, 93, Brainerd, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at Brainerd Manor.
John W. Strobel
John W. Strobel, 85, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Minor 'Bud' Burton
Minor "Bud" Burton, 78, Brainerd, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000.
Leroy 'Bobby' Brausen
WALKER -- Leroy "Bobby" Brausen, 72, Walker, formerly of Pierz, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at Ah-Gwah-Ching Care Center of Walker.
Flodys Farber Giza
STAPLES -- Flodys Farber Giza, 80, Staples, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at the Greater Staples Care Center in Staples.
For four muggy days in Philadelphia, George W. Bush brought the Republican Party together in a bond of unity not seen since the Reagan years, nor imagined possible in the snows of New Hampshire just seven months ago.
Japanese prime minister's woes grow
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Los Angeles Times:
Try your hand at this basic-skills test on state's basic-skills test Sharpen your No. 2 pencils, and get ready to take this practice quiz on the basic-skills testing fiasco in Minnesota.
Continuity of time and place
Boards now cover the fountain's well spring in Gregory Park. But on other summer nights the lights and water twinkled the high spirits of Minnesota's warm weather as walkers passed on an evening stroll.
And now, the Democrats' turn
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It's crunch time for the Democrats.
The news council can help citizens
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
Bush makes his case
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
PHILADELPHIA--Lifted by an acceptance speech of exceptional eloquence and powered by a party enjoying unusual unity, Texas Gov. George W. Bush embarks on the final stage of his quest for the White House with prospects that almost measure up to his brimming self-confidence.
Early season may help bear harvest
The earliest black bear hunting season in state history opens August 23. While the early season will allow for hunting before the acorn crop is available a good berry season might keep success rates low.
Most times you just can't beat live bait
It's old fashioned, frowned upon by purists and can be messy. But live bait is still best fish-catchin' thing you can put on the end of your line.
Sorting out legend from lore about ravens
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Wildlife sightings, sunspot activity make for interesting moments
A special greeting to the readers of "Hiking with Hal." Dozens of you have told me how you enjoyed the column, which was last published on March 12. On April 3 I underwent surgery to correct a serious aneurysm. Until now I had not felt capable of doing any writing.
Carla Prettyman, Brainerd, has just completed her first four weeks of service as a corps member with the Minnesota Conservation Corps Summer Youth Residential Program.
New wildlife supervisor anxious to get started
When Dave Schad was young he couldn't get enough of hunting and fishing. Like many others he looked for a way to turn those interests into a career.
Drumming counts drop less than expected in region
Although the long-expected downward swing of the grouse cycle is occurring, area hunters still might see some decent action this fall.
New director takes helm of state's only fishing museum in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS (AP) -- Thousands of anglers pass this small town on Highway 10 headed for the heart of northern Minnesota's fishing region, yet few realize the state's only inland fishing museum is just two miles off the highway.
MILLE LACS - In the east, spinner rigs and long Lindy Rigs are turning fish on the deep gravel and mud. Hammered gold or hammered silver spinner blades have worked best.
August - 4-6 and 11-13 -- Game Fair, Anoka
America's most endangered fisheries announced
LIVINGSTON, Mont. -- The Federation of Fly Fishers has announced its annual list of the nation's most endangered fisheries at its international conference in Livingston, Montana. With the destruction of these irreplaceable habitats some of the nation's most threatened fish face a grave risk of extinction.
Dick and Betty Johnson recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with their family and wedding attendants. They were married Aug. 5, 1950, in Onamia.
Alice Maddux will celebrate her 101st birthday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at Emily City Hall. No gifts please.
Joan Achmann and William Holden announce their engagement. Parents are Marcella Achmann, Avon, and the late Theodore Achmann, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Holden, Brainerd. A Sept. 9 wedding is planned in Avon.
Carol Marie Grittner and Timothy Michael Yeager announce their engagement. Parents are Dan and Pam Grittner, Pierz, and the late Janet Grittner, and Leon and Carol Ann Yeager, Merrifield. A Sept. 23 wedding is planned at St. Francis Church of Brainerd.
Luella Kleinschmidt will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 13 at Bethany Country Apartments Community room. The event will be hosted by her family.
Rachel Hoyt and Glen Cook announce their engagement. Parents are Karen and Will Hoyt, Pequot Lakes, and Glen and Sandy Cook, Lake Shore. A Sept. 15 wedding is planned in Maui, Hawaii.
Gail and Jack Herron, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house from 2-6 p.m. Saturday at Lions Park in Merrifield. They were married Aug. 5, 1950.
LeAnn Midge and Jeffrey Marthaler announce their engagement. Parents are Gary and Sue Midge, Brainerd, and Linda and Thomas Marthaler, Sauk Centre. A Sept. 2 wedding is planned at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel.
Four generations recently gathered were Bryanna Kuhlmann, daughter, and Theresa (Zavada) Kuhlmann, mother, both of Minneapolis; Rosalind (Wheeler) Zavada, grandmother, Richfield; and Winona (Ferguson) Wheeler, great-grandmother, Lake Shore.
Kim Monasmith and Troy Oscarson were married July 8, 2000, at Lutheran Church of the Cross of Nisswa with Pastor Christian Meier officiating.
Jim and Agnes Pint will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner cruise on the Knotty Bear Paddle Boat on Gull Lake on Saturday. Refreshments will be served after 5 p.m. at the Pint farm.
Lydia Hartman will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in the 200 dining room. No gifts please.
Nancy Nicole Moritz and Travis Dain Mills announce their engagement. Parents are Randal and Nancy Moritz, Emily, and Mr. and Mrs. Stewart C. Mills Jr., Brainerd. An August wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Don and Ione Christensen will celebrate their 50th anniversary by retracing their honeymoon trip. They recently had a surprise celebration with their family. They were married Aug. 5, 1950, in Deerwood.
Michelle Ferguson and Curt Veith were married April 29, 2000, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church of Brainerd with Father Paul Fruth officiating.
Bush, Cheney campaign in battleground states by rail
DETROIT -- George W. Bush and running mate Dick Cheney are making a whistle stop-style rail tour through Democratic territory, asking sign-waving crowds to "give us a chance" in Washington.
Clinton appoints civil rights chief
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton took advantage of a congressional recess to make Bill Lann Lee his assistant attorney general for civil rights, a move that could further deepen his standoff with the Senate over judicial nominations.
Bush, Cheney promise great goals
PHILADELPHIA -- Opening a 95-day countdown to the election, Republicans George W. Bush and Dick Cheney charged side by side to Midwest battleground states Friday, pledging to "use these good times for great goals" if they succeed in winning the White House.
Winston Drag Racing points chase grows intense
NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series teams will have little time to enjoy one of America's great vacation destinations in the 19th annual Colonel's Truck Accessories NHRA Nationals, Aug. 17-20, at The Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway.
Labontes: One in, one out at Brickyard 400
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- While Bobby Labonte tries to earn the biggest victory of his career, older brother Terry will be watching from the sidelines for the first time in 21 years.
Rudd takes pole away from Waltrip
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ricky Rudd was almost apologetic.
Mayfield to miss race after crash
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Jeremy Mayfield will miss the Brickyard 400 after being knocked unconscious in a hard crash Friday during practice for the race.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Qualifying Thursday for Saturday's Brickyard 400 NASCAR Winston Cup race, with car number in parentheses, driver, car and speed:
Braves vs. Rebels Heated rivalry to resume Sunday
One of the more hotly contested rivalries in central Minnesota amateur baseball resumes 1 p.m. Sunday at Flensburg when the Brainerd Braves play the Fort Ripley Rebels in the Region 8C winners' bracket.
Brainerd's Platisha pitches in with the Mighty Gulls
With the change of a cap, 1999 Brainerd High School graduate Blake Platisha moved up in the baseball world, a move that may have an impact on his future in the game.
The Brainerd Bees defeated New London 8-5 in an exhibition amateur baseball game Wednesday at Mills Field.
The Lil' Buckaroos
A bunch of 4-year-olds and 3-year-olds had nothing but fun this summer.
Honkers outlast Gulls 9-4
ROCHESTER -- Sam Steidl and Rick Helland pitched respectably in their debuts for the Brainerd Mighty Gulls on Thursday against Rochester but the Honkers went on to win the Northwoods League game 9-4 at May Field.
Northwoods League Baseball
Brainerd Bees gunning for 12 in a row
As they enter the Region 7B playoffs the Brainerd Bees amateur baseball team is buzzing.
Brainerd Mighty Gulls sweep Wisconsin Woodchucks
The Brainerd Mighty Gulls swept a Northwoods League doubleheader from the Wisconsin Woodchucks Friday night by scores of 4-1 and 8-3 thanks to solid pitching performances and some heavy hitting.
Aspiring ballplayers hear from World Series hero
Gene Larkin may be one of the best qualified people to speak at a World Series banquet.
Brainerd Warriors football practice begins Aug. 14 with equipment being handed out and weight room orientation at 9 a.m.
IBM's new flat-screen monitor is well rounded
Users who do intensive visual work, such as computer-aided design or Web authoring, will probably like IBM Corp.'s new flat-screen portrait monitor. The 15-pound, 15-inch T56 goes a lot further than that screen-size measurement might suggest because it can tilt from a horizontal to vertical orientation.
Traffic school goes to the Information Highway
Feeling comfy in his shorts and T-shirt, Roger Conrad slipped in his favorite jazz CD. As h
Satisfying the need for speed
You want your Internet connection to go faster. You're tired of th
A rural divide Internet technology creates winners and losers in rural Minnesota
Architect Bruce Buxton and artist Mike Hoff work with their computers and their imaginations in small Minnesota towns where the tallest silhouettes belong to grain elevators.
Onstar a helpful addition to your galaxy
Need help with a breakdown? Can't find your motel? Want to book a flight for next weekend?
Tonight -- Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of thunderstorms late. Lows lower 60s. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Weather drawing by Anna Jackson in the Baxter School third-grade class of Mr. Hendrickson.
Heat continues in the West
Hot, dry weather continued across much of the West on Friday, giving little relief to firefighters battling dozens of wildfires from Montana to New Mexico.
Weather drawing by Matthew Weatherwax in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
West braces for more heat
More heat was on tap Friday for the fire-scorched Rockies and West while cool, rainy conditions slowly moved off the East Coast. It was also hot in the Plains.
Today -- Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 75 to 80. Northwest wind about 10 mph.
Kinship Partners would like to thank LEAD 2000 and the Mighty Gulls Baseball Club for our fun-filled activity this month. On Aug. 1, LEAD 2000, a group of community and business leader
Unfaithful pilot steers woman's life off course
DEAR ABBY: I am a 43-year-old divorcee who recently broke off a two-year relationship with a 50-year-old divorced man. We were dating "steadily" (every night and every weekend), and I thought he was faithful and loved me, as he so frequently declared.
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Names and faces
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Katie Couric has begun picking up different speech patterns since she hired two Birmingham natives as personal assistants.
Woman asks how old is too old when choosing a mate
DEAR ABBY: I am in love with a wonderful man who meets all my specifications for a lifetime mate, except one.
The Mid-Minnesota Builders Association would like to thank the many sponsors, players, and volunteers who made this event such a great success. Congratulations to the winners of the tournament: The E & M Consulting Inc. Team
Child in need
How long have you had to wait for something you really wanted? Once Christmas is past, it takes a whole year before it comes again.
There will be an organizational meeting for the Parents of Multiples Group at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Medical Center. Signs will be posted. Anyone with twins, triplet, etc. is invited to attend. Contact Geri Pearson at 828-4791 with questions or if unable to attend.
North-South: Pat Lande and Allen Anderson, 186.5; Walt a
Freeze that paintbrush
Dear Heloise: I don't like cleaning paintbrushes. If I don't have time to finish painting something in one session, I squeeze some of the excess paint from the brush and wrap the bristles (up to the narrow part of the handle) snugly with aluminum foil.
Thousands cheer Queen Mother on her 100th birthday
LONDON -- Cheering fans of the Queen Mother Elizabeth lined her procession route to Buckingham Palace on Friday, shouting happy 100th birthday wishes to a woman who won the love and admiration of the nation during a turbulent century.
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