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.
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.
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?
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.
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?"
Banks looking to build online without tellers
Everbank has almost everything a bank customer could need.
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.
BAXTER -- Two student interns, Beth Holznagel and Megan Bradshaw, joined Lake Country Journal Magazine.
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.
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.
Brainerd City Council Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday City hall 1. Call to order
Alrichter, Victoria L. and Jeffrey A.
Michael A. Juaire, 28, and Tina M. Hruby, 32, both of Breezy Point.
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
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.
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.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Forum on public land use slated Aug. 18 at CLC
How should public lands be used and managed?
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.
The First National Bank of Deerwood, through the American Promise program, is sponsoring a Sharing School Supplies collection through August.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Mets beat up on Johnson
The New York Mets don't have any problems hitting Randy Johnson.
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.
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.
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.
Sorenstam not as dominant at new tournament venue
EUREKA, Mo. (AP) -- Annika Sorenstam feels anything but at home at the LPGA Michelob Light Classic.
Yankees, Athletics win potential playoff previews
The New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics got the best of their potential playoff matchups.
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.
Bills' Moore and Patriots' Brady have strong preseason debuts
Rookies Corey Moore and Tom Brady made strong first impressions.
Culpepper gets his shot
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Cris Carter predicts greatness for Daunte Culpepper.
Minor 'Bud' Burton
Minor "Bud" Burton, 78, Brainerd, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000.
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.
Blyde D. Thomas
Blyde D. Thomas, 93, Brainerd, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at Brainerd Manor.
ST. MATHIAS -- George Tautges, 79, St. Mathias, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000 at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Robert G. Needham
Robert Gordon Needham, 82, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center after a long illness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sorting out legend from lore about ravens
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
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.
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.
August - 4-6 and 11-13 -- Game Fair, Anoka
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.
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.
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.
Kim Monasmith and Troy Oscarson were married July 8, 2000, at Lutheran Church of the Cross of Nisswa with Pastor Christian Meier officiating.
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.
Alice Maddux will celebrate her 101st birthday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at Emily City Hall. No gifts please.
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.
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.
Dick and Betty Johnson recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with their family and wedding attendants. They were married Aug. 5, 1950, in Onamia.
Michelle Ferguson and Curt Veith were married April 29, 2000, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church of Brainerd with Father Paul Fruth officiating.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brainerd Warriors football practice begins Aug. 14 with equipment being handed out and weight room orientation at 9 a.m.
The Lil' Buckaroos
A bunch of 4-year-olds and 3-year-olds had nothing but fun this summer.
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'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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
Today -- Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 75 to 80. Northwest wind about 10 mph.
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.
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
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.
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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