The following area students were named to the spring semester dean's list at Bemidji State University:
Homeschooling advocates push for greater freedom, less regulation
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Mary Ann Eagleson's garage is crammed with reminders of how cumbersome it has been to educate her four children at home, including 10 cardboard boxes full of assignments completed over 14 years.
UPSALA -- Four people were injured after the car in which they were riding collided with a milk truck at Balcony Road and 40th Street in Elmdale Township, near Upsala about 12:30 p.m., the Morrison County Sheriff's Department reported.
Green nips Irwin in seven-hole playoff
JERICHO, N.Y. (AP) -- According to Hubert Green, his playoff victory over Hale Irwin on Sunday in the Long Island Classic was eight holes, not seven.
Beem holds off Lowery to win wild International
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Jack Vickers, founder of The International, envisioned a tournament with wild scoring swings, especially over the final few holes.
Senior center is planning summer and fall bus trips
The Lakes Area Senior Activity Center is sponsoring a "spur" of the moment bus trip Aug. 17 to Bonanzaville Ranch in West Fargo for Pioneer Days.
Legionnaires' disease infects dozens in England, more cases suspected
LONDON -- More than 70 people were hospitalized Monday following a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that has claimed one life.
Retiring isn't in Russ' vocabulary
BAXTER -- After working 44.5 years for Land O' Lakes, Russ Hamblin of Baxter didn't know what to do with his time.
Reports question safety of water births, citing risk of drowning in tub
CHICAGO (AP) -- Delivering babies underwater in so-called water births could result in occasional near-drownings and deaths, reports suggest in the August issue of Pediatrics.
More older couples living together without wedding rings
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vic Pelton, 73 and in love, says there are no wedding bells in his future. He's content to share house keys and closet space -- but not "I do's" -- with his girlfriend of nearly two decades.
The Lakes Area Yoga Association is sponsoring Gentle Yoga classes beginning 9:30 a.m. Aug. 26 in the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center great room.
After Hazel York's husband died, she moved into a retirement home, convinced the better part of her life was over.
In small Missouri town, troubled retirement accounts don't mean troubled spending
MACON, Mo. (AP) -- Bill Truitt has seen plenty of dark days before, and not just in the coal mines where he labored for nearly 50 years.
Lake Shore bars phosphorous fertilizer on lawns
LAKE SHORE -- Under a new city ordinance aimed at improving water quality, Lake Shore residents no longer can apply phosphorous fertilizers to their lawns.
Plane crash injures three
Three people were injured in a plane crash Sunday on the south end of Gull Lake.
Dial 211 for help Phone service started in lakes area to provide information
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City discusses struggling taxi service, potential conflict of interest
How the city should respond to a struggling taxi service and potential conflict of interest on the city's transportation committee was discussed at an emergency meeting Friday.
The Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly listed the name of a 4-H club in a Page 1A Sunday story. The Nisswa 4-H club is the Black Bear 4-H Club.
Where is it?
The Crow Wing County Fair medallion hunt starts Tuesday. Look for the first clue in Tuesday's Dispatch.
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, the Lakes Area Growers Market is open for business May through Oct. 29, blocking off traffic at South 7th and Maple Streets in downtown Brainerd.
Mystery of Paul's broken arm solved
The mystery behind Paul Bunyan's broken arm has been solved.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 5 - 20 years ago (1982) - Temple Baptist Church of Brainerd will celebrate its 100th anniversary on August 14 and 15. The church was organized on Aug. 20, 1882 as the First Swedish Church of Brainerd.
Mine drama brings back memories of 1924 Milford Mine disaster on Cuyuna Iron Range
CROSBY (AP) -- Nearly eight decades ago, a rush of mud and swamp water poured into an iron mine on Minnesota's Cuyuna Iron Range, drowning 41 men and flooding nearby towns with grief.
The Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly listed the name of the DFL-endorsed candidate for state auditor in a story in Friday's newspaper. The DFL-endorsed candidate is Rep. Gregory Gray, DFL-Minneapolis.
Antique appraisal specialists Bonnie Lindberg and James Marrinan were on hand at the antique show Saturday at the Brainerd Armory. Area residents received appraisals on everything from furniture to antique jewelry.
Staples man accused of sexual abuse of minors
STAPLES -- A 37-year-old Staples man faces charges for sexual misconduct involving minors after authorities found photographs of the man with several underage children.
Five dead, one wounded in shooting that killed Dallas family
DALLAS (AP) -- Five people, including a mother and her two children, were shot and killed and another was wounded in what is being called one of the worst episodes of family violence Dallas has ever seen, authorities said.
U.S. loans Uruguay $1.5 billion to bolster banking system
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration made an emergency $1.5 billion loan to Uruguay on Sunday in a bid to halt that country's banking crisis and limit the possibility of another Argentina-style economic collapse.
A day of thanks
SOMERSET, Pa. -- The nine miners trapped for three days in a flooded mine attended a church service to give thanks for the rescue some have called a miracle.
Kidnap survivors say attacker said he would kill them, started counting down
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The man who abducted two girls from a teen hangout told them he would kill them and started a countdown, the teens said in an interview broadcast Monday.
Cardinals look to Greisen as Plummer's backup
For the first time since Jake Plummer became a starter in his rookie season, there will be no seasoned quarterback behind him.
Saturday would have been great day for George Allen to be alive
CANTON, Ohio -- Hail, hail, the now-Way Over The Hill Gang was mostly all here Saturday to witness the induction ceremony for George Allen, the Washington Redskins' quirky, consumed and singularly focused former head coach.
Spurrier leaves Japan with that Gator look
OSAKA, Japan -- On fourth-and-1 in his first NFL exhibition game, Steve Spurrier went long. And the play panned out.
Chick Hearn still critical as doctors monitor progress
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Longtime Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn was in critical condition Sunday, one day after undergoing two operations for a head injury.
Aletha E. Hall
PEQUOT LAKES -- Aletha E. Hall, 94, Pequot Lakes, died today, Aug. 5, 2002, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Kenneth J. Sipper
DEERWOOD -- Kenneth James Sipper, 81, Deerwood, formerly of Emily, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Cloud.
WAHKON -- Olive Flygare, 83, Wahkon, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at the Mille Lacs Nursing Home in Onamia.
Daniel A. Vukelich
FRAZEE -- Daniel A. Vukelich, 47, Frazee, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, in MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
Cecelia 'Ceil' E. Wolf
Cecelia "Ceil" E. Wolf, 84, Brainerd, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at home.
Charles R. Paschall
CROSBY -- Charles Roger Paschall, 67, Crosby, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby of heart disease.
McGREGOR -- John Serfling, 70, McGregor, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Willis Rauen, 80, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at home.
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Eye to eye with the beast
The beast was a foot long if he was an inch, I tell you.
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Elliott's experience finally prevails at Brickyard
INDIANAPOLIS -- Chalk one up for experience.
Force roars to fourth victory
SONOMA, Calif. -- John Force raced to his fourth Funny Car victory of the season and 102nd of his career Sunday at the FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals.
Some question FBI whistleblower's loyalty
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former and current FBI agents are split on whether fellow agent Coleen Rowley did the right thing when she criticized the FBI's handling of the investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui.
Meat processors worry about chronic wasting disease
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Meat processors are worried that chronic wasting disease will be found in Minnesota's wild deer, forcing them to stop making venison sausage for hunters.
Police may review search procedures following deadly shooting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Police may review how suspect searches are handled after a woman managed to hide a gun from officers just before a deadly shootout.
Logging effects tracked
DULUTH (AP) -- Researchers at the University of Minnesota-Duluth have created a new tool to manage the region's forests.
Clay County residents put most income into rent
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Residents in Clay County don't want to hear about the affordable housing problems of the Twin Cities.
Estimated 150,000 attend 20th WE Fest
DETROIT LAKES (AP) -- Red, white and blue bandanas, baseball caps and cowboy hats nodded along to the beat as an estimated 150,000 country music fans enjoyed the 20th WE Fest celebration.
Bees win region opener
COLD SPRING -- The third-seeded Brainerd Bees upended No. 2 Ultimate Sports of Waite Park 4-2 in the opening round of the Region 7B amateur baseball tournament Sunday.
Saturday's stock car racing program at North Central Speedway in Barrows was canceled by rain.
Northwoods league baseball
Buckman advances to state
PIERZ -- The Buckman Billygoats clinched a state tournament berth with a 6-2 victory over Fort Ripley in the winners' bracket of the Region 8C amateur baseball tournament Sunday.
New player lifts Mighty Gulls
If Brainerd Mighty Gulls fans, sports writers and the Rochester Honkers didn't know who Brandon Freeborn was before Sunday's doubleheader, they do now.
Selig says Twins' shining season is 'aberration'
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Despite the Minnesota Twins' on-field success this season, baseball commissioner Bud Selig maintains the team is no less a candidate for contraction than it was a year ago.
Twins receive scare in victory
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Corey Koskie took one for his teammates on Sunday.
Reserve helps Lynx storm past Seattle
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Georgia Schweitzer, filling in for injured starter Svetlana Abrosimova, scored a career-high 17 points as the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 73-60 Sunday.
Vikings' front looks like strength
MANKATO (AP) -- The Vikings made revamping their defensive line a top priority in the offseason.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Occasional showers and thunderstorms central and north...And showers and thunderstorms likely south. Highs in the upper 70s and 80s.
Weather drawing by Gregory Shervey of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of morning thunderstorms in the southeast. A slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms in the west. Highs of 75 to 85.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Patchy early morning fog...Then partly to mostly sunny. A chance for showers and thunderstorms far southwest. Highs in the 70s to near 80.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny north. Partly to mostly cloudy central and south. Showers and thunderstorms likely south...Mainly during the morning. Highs generally in the 70s.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Sunny east. Partly sunny central with a chance of late day thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy west with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs 75 to 85.
Coalition planes strike Iraqi facility, U.S. military says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airplanes from the U.S.-British coalition patrolling southern Iraq bombed an Iraqi military facility Monday, the U.S. Central Command said.
Gunmen storm Christian school in Pakistan, killing six
MURREE, Pakistan (AP) -- Masked gunmen firing Kalashnikov rifles stormed the campus of a Christian school in this mountain resort Monday, killing at least six people and wounding two others before escaping, police and other officials said.
Two killed in Spain car bombing
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Two people -- including a 6-year-old girl -- were killed and several others were injured Sunday when a car bomb exploded in front of a military police barracks in southeastern Spain, police and a government official said. Twenty-five others were injured.
Army tightens travel bans in West Bank, isolates Gaza town in response to attacks
JERUSALEM -- Israel announced a "total ban" on Palestinian travel in much of the West Bank and sealed off a chunk of the Gaza Strip with tanks Monday in response to Palestinian attacks on Israelis that killed 13 people over 24 hours.
Iraq invites members of U.S. Congress to tour suspected weapons of mass destruction sites
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq invited U.S. Congress members and experts of their choice Monday to search sites in Iraq where they suspect weapons of mass destruction are hidden.
Administration defends al-Qaida review
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bush administration officials say they moved as quickly as possible to assemble a plan for eliminating the al-Qaida terror network, defending a review that took eight months and was completed only a week before the Sept. 11 attacks.
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