The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a fire at Lowell School at 1:20 a.m. Sunday.
THEFT -- Marlene Minke, 7000 block of Highway 25 North, reported Saturday the theft of her Toyota Camry.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday hogs: 800 (includes 300 feeder pigs).
STAPLES -- Two people were injured Sunday in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 64 in Cass County, 22 miles north of Staples.
Dougherty attains first Senior win at Burnet Classic
COON RAPIDS (AP) -- Ed Dougherty displayed a sense of purpose on the Bunker Hills course at the Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic -- and a sense of humor off it.
Kane records first career win at Michelob Light Classic
EUREKA, Mo. (AP) -- The key to Lorie Kane's first career LPGA win at the Michelob Light Classic was simple: She hardly made any mistakes.
Els gets first Tour win of season
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Although you-know-who wasn't playing, that didn't detract from Ernie Els' victory in The International.
COON RAPIDS (AP) -- Final scores and earnings Sunday in the $1.6 million Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic, played on the 6,914-yard, par-72 Bunker Hills Golf Course:
Grove City boy dies of ATV accident injuries
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Grove City boy has died of injuries suffered July 30 when he lost control while driving an all-terrain vehicle in the yard of his family's home.
Voyageurs National Park celebrating 25th anniversary
INTERNATIONAL FALLS (AP) -- As Voyageurs National Park celebrates its 25th anniversary, park officials already are looking ahead to how the area should be used in the next quarter-century.
Inmate reported missing from Stillwater prison
STILLWATER (AP) -- An inmate from the prison here was reported missing Saturday, corrections officials said.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Michael Jon Hassler, a Brainerd poet, recently had a collection of his poems published. "I Skipped The Circus" is the title of Hassler's book. The book includes 23 of Hassler's poems.
If you take a deep breath and notice less smoke in the air at your favorite dining establishment, it may be because of the rising trend for restaurants to instill a smoke-free policy.
Sexual conduct charge against lawmaker dismissed
CAMBRIDGE (AP) -- A criminal charge that accused state Rep. Jim Rostberg of fondling a girl was dismissed on the condition that he admit to the "elements" of the charge in a related juvenile court proceeding.
Hatch discusses key issues
Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch isn't running for election this year but he's keeping plenty busy.
Girl arrested after leading officers on chase
FERGUS FALLS (AP) -- Authorities used spikes to puncture tires as they tried to stop a vehicle during a 27-mile chase through three western Minnesota counties.
Ventura says campaign finance reform is most important issue
Gov. Jesse Ventura, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, said campaign finance reform is the most important issue facing the nation's voters this year.
In a Sunday business feature on Cimarron Printing on Page 4D, Universal Pensions chief executive officer's name should have been spelled Arnie Johnson.
Crow Wing County Fair schedule Tuesday -- Entry Day 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Foundation announces July grants
The Initiative Foundation, a regional foundation serving 14 counties in central Minnesota, awarded six community grants in July totaling $33,500.
Crosslake Art Club to host Art Show
CROSSLAKE -- The Crosslake Art Club will hold its 16th annual Art Show on Friday through Sunday at the Crosslake Community Center.
Authorities say death may be linked to Ecstasy
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The death of a 26-year-old Minneapolis man may be linked to a possibly tainted batch of the party drug Ecstasy, police said.
Defense set to begin in Blom trial
VIRGINIA (AP) -- The murder and kidnapping trial of Donald Blom shifts to the defense now that prosecutors have presented their case against the Richfield man.
BENA -- The bodies of two people missing since Wednesday were recovered Saturday from Lake Winnibigoshish.
More development pressure seen for Minnesota's small lakes
BEMIDJI (AP) -- Around Beauty Lake, less than a mile outside Itasca State Park, there is almost no evidence of civilization. There are no cabins and anglers rarely fish the clear, 50-foot-deep water.
Baxter-Nisswa 371 roadwork won't affect motorists yet
Construction on Highway 371 began today between Design Drive in Baxter and Nisswa, but the roadwork won't affect motorists traveling the corridor until after the week of Aug. 21, said Mike Travis, spokesperson for the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Police seek killer of 'Can Man'
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Police were still looking Monday morning for the killer of a 78-year-old man that neighbors said was kind, friendly and known to most only as "Can Man."
More than 140 arrested at music festival
DETROIT LAKES (AP) -- Authorities arrested more than 140 people for alcohol violations during the weekend's WE Fest near this western Minnesota city.
The following students have been named to the academic distinction list at The University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire: Ryan Dechaine, Brainerd, sophomore; and Kathryn Schoepf, Little Falls, senior.
Father safely lands plane after pilot dies
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) -- Henry Anhalt had never flown an airplane, but his life and the lives of his wife and children depended on him when their pilot passed out at the controls.
American group to collect sanctions to bring against Iraq
SEATTLE -- For Bert Sacks, a weapon of mass destruction doesn't have to go "boom!"
Crew shortage forces canceled flights
CHICAGO (AP) -- United Airlines canceled at least 120 flights at O'Hare International Airport on Sunday, and the company blamed the cancellations on pilots who have refused to worked overtime since their contract expired in April.
Vehicles removed from precarious Colorado perch
SILVERTON, Colo. -- Two passenger trucks have been freed from their mountainside perch, ending a six-day ordeal for two Texans whose predicament brought smirks and little sympathy from locals.
Actor Sir Alec Guinness dies at 86
LONDON -- Sir Alec Guinness, a Shakespearean actor who was knighted after his role in "The Bridge on the River Kwai" and was introduced to a new generation of fans as a wise Jedi knight in "Star Wars," has died at age 86.
Historic Utah smokestacks topple
SALT LAKE CITY -- Thousands of nostalgic Murray residents watched as two landmark smokestacks toppled and crumbled into their graves, burying nearly a century of history.
Washington farm workers rally for better wages
MATTAWA, Wash. (AP) -- About 4,000 farm workers and religious, political and civil rights supporters called for better wages and working conditions during a 4 1/2-mile march between two south-central farm towns.
Fires roaring across Rockies
HAMILTON, Mont. -- For Roy Mears, it was the 200 cattle he helped move as wildfires sweeping across southwestern Montana burned ever closer. He's pretty sure they are dead.
Verizon braces for business day traffic with strike
WASHINGTON -- Verizon Communications braced for busy workweek telephone traffic Monday, with thousands of operators and technicians on strike for the second day in a dozen Eastern states.
A new chapter
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- David Ray, who is blind and uses a cane to feel his way, can clearly see what this town is missing.
Internet turns antiquing 'on its head'
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. -- John Crowder's shop looks, sounds and smells like any of those he's owned during three decades in the antiquing business -- incense burning, classical music playing, customers meandering.
Injury to Moss sours debut of Culpepper
MINNEAPOLIS -- After Minnesota went ahead on a field goal with 1:29 remaining, Andrew Jordan looked across the field at his former teammate and motioned for New Orleans receiver Jake Reed to look at the scoreboard.
Strawberry faces finance questions, surgery
NEW YORK (AP) -- Darryl Strawberry is to have a cancerous tumor removed from his stomach Monday amid questions about his finances.
White Sox, Mariners look good in possible playoff previews
You couldn't blame the Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners for wishing it was October.
Twins' rookie wins in second career start
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers couldn't solve J.C. Romero.
Moss' injury not serious
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Randy Moss caught a break: his left shoulder and ribs are only bruised, not broken.
Galarraga helps Braves win series against Cardinals
Andres Galarraga may be the biggest difference between this year's Atlanta Braves and the 1999 team.
Lennox leads Lynx before largest home crowd of season
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Betty Lennox, a candidate for Rookie of the Year, scored 27 points and handed out a career-high eight assists on Sunday as the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 80-75.
Jean E. Anderson
Jean E. Anderson, 85, Brainerd, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at home.
Sarah F. Sears
Sarah F. Sears, 88, Brainerd, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Donna L. Harry
STAPLES -- Donna LaVern Harry, 64, Staples, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at Country Manor Health Care Center of Sartell.
Margaret Kohls, 90, Brainerd, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Agnes Luepker, 89, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Adelaide J. Ott
GARRISON -- Adelaide Josephine Ott, 96, Garrison, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center of Little Falls.
George M. Tautges
ST. MATHIAS -- George M. Tautges, 79, St. Mathias, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
AITKIN -- Lucille Hembre, 78, Aitkin, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Riverwood Extended Care Unit of Aitkin.
Olga F. Habas
LITTLE FALLS -- Olga F. Habas, 95, Little Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Lutheran Care Center Chapel of Little Falls.
Mabel M. Meyer
Mabel M. Meyer, 93, Brainerd, died today, Aug. 7, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Warming and the woods
The following editorial appeared in Monday's Washington Post:
Yet when older -- middle school and high school -- students are asked those questions in writing and with promised anonymity, they are more likely to be truthful and candid. T
How to initiate a merger study
Other than some symbolic linking of arms and uttering phrases like "we are one community," is
To all citizens of Brainerd and the Brainerd lakes area, please join my wife Cathy and myself in an effort to save the historic, almost 100-year-old, water fountain in Gregory Park.
Clinton raises funds for Hillary
EDGARTOWN, Mass. -- President Clinton says opponents of his wife's run for the Senate from New York are trying to muddy the campaign playing field through personal attacks intended to confuse voters and unfairly incite resentment against her.
Bush, Cheney wrap up train tour of swing states
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wrapping up a whistle-stop train tour of the Midwest, George W. Bush headed back to Texas to regroup before embarking on the next leg of his Republican presidential campaign -- a swing through the West with former rival John McCain.
Bush holds 17-point lead in Gallup poll
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George W. Bush has a 17-point post-convention lead over Al Gore among likely voters in the CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll released Sunday, the same lead Democrat Michael Dukakis had in that poll after his convention in 1988.
Gore chooses Lieberman as running mate
WASHINGTON -- Al Gore has selected Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman to be his running mate, rounding out the Democratic ticket with the first Jewish vice presidential candidate in American history, The Associated Press has learned.
Lieberman can run for both VP, Senate
Under Connecticut law, Joseph Lieberman can run for both vice president and his third term in the Senate.
Bush gets mixed reviews on minority record in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas -- George W. Bush portrays himself as a man of inclusiveness, a Republican who has been opening doors for minorities ever since becoming governor of Texas. Critics say his record back home is mixed, at best.
Lieberman: Friends say it's all about character
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- In the 1980s, Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas took time out to campaign for a fellow Yale Law School graduate in Connecticut. In 1992, Joseph Lieberman returned the favor, speaking up as the first senator from the Northeast to endorse Clinton's presidential bid.
Late pass sends Labonte to victory
INDIANAPOLIS -- With a gentle nudge, one of the most dominating Brickyard 400 drives went for naught. Once Bobby Labonte caught and then slipped past Rusty Wallace, it was all over.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Results Saturday of the NASCAR Winston Cup Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with starting position in parentheses, driver, car, laps completed, reason out, if any, and money won:
Rain suspends races at NCMS
Heavy rain halted racing action at North Central Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
Channel Cats pounce on Mighty Gulls
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The Brainerd Mighty Gulls likely would like the first inning back in Sunday's game with Grand Forks as the Channel Cats compiled nine runs.
National Baseball Congress
"Hap" Dumont Scoreboard
Adamson and Mills fields, Brainerd
Radio guide -- WYRQ-FM (92.1), KFML-FM (94.1), KKIN-FM (94.3), KTCF-FM (101.5), KTIG-FM (102.7), WCCO-AM (830), KKIN-AM (930), KLTF-AM (960), 3WI-AM (1270), KVBR-AM (1340), KLIZ-AM (1380), KLLZ-AM (1600)
COLD SPRING -- Ultimate Sports of Waite Park scored 11 runs in the first three innings on its way to an 18-3, 7-inning win over the Buckman Billygoats in the losers' bracket game of the Region 7B tournament Sunday.
Diane Kalscheur (left) and Amy Breuscher pulled at Mills Field Saturday as their team from Oregon, Wis., tried to earn a trip to the Tug of War International Federation's world championship next month.
Stars help open Dumont Series
As storm clouds rolled into Don Adamson Field Saturday night, the National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont 14 and under World Series game between the Braves of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and the Brainerd Bulldogs was suspended in the third inning with Canada leading 1-0.
Springers defeat Bees 9-1 in Region 7B tournament
COLD SPRING -- The top-seeded Cold Spring Springers outscored the No. 3 Brainerd Bees 9-1 in the winners' bracket of the Region 7B amateur baseball tournament Sunday.
Texas, Iowa unbeaten in Dumont
The Houston Cobras and Iowa Explorers remained the only unbeaten teams in the National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont 14 and under World Series at Adamson and Mills fields in Brainerd this past weekend.
Braves clinch return trip to state
FLENSBURG -- The Brainerd Braves are headed back to the amateur baseball state tournament for the second consecutive year following a 20-7 win over the Fort Ripley Rebels in the Region 8C winners' bracket game Sunday.
Weather drawing by Abbey Buchta in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
Storms inch across the East
Showers slinked across the East on Monday from the Ohio Valley to the Appalachians and north into New England, while scattered storms threatened the northern Plains.
Tonight -- Increasing clouds with scattered thunderstorms. Lows lower 60s. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Rain chance is 40 percent.
Protect your valuable possessions
Dear Heloise: I would like to add a few suggestions to the hint about a misplaced camera. I am an organizing consultant, and I recommend that any significant item like a camera or planner that you want returned should be clearly labeled with return information. This can be a pre-printed return label, a business card or a label you have created yourself.
Names and faces
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Harrison Ford, the heroic rogue in such movies as "Star Wars" and the "Indiana Jones" series, is being credited with rescuing an ailing hiker from a mountain with his helicopter.
History of aneurysms is often all in the family
DEAR ABBY: Please reprint the article about abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) that appeared in May 1997. It saved my life. My internist had told me I didn't have AAA. However, after reading your column, I insisted on having a sonogram. Much to my doctor's surprise -- there it was. Surgery was performed May 2 of last year. I am fine, thanks to you. -- JOAN FELLA, HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA.
Corruption in Puerto Rico triggers crackdown
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A spate of scandals rocking Puerto Rico has prompted a U.S. government crackdown and calls for accountability from the most populous U.S. territory, which gets $13 billion a year in federal aid.
Inter-Korean railroad to run again after more than 50 years
MUNSAN, South Korea -- Near the border with North Korea, rusting train tracks lined with sesame and red and green pepper shrubs disappear into a bank of earth. A sign reads in English: "We want to get back on track."
Rabbi: Holocaust victims were reincarnations of sinners
JERUSALEM -- In a fireside chat that ended up setting the Mideast political tinderbox ablaze, a powerful rabbi crucial to Prime Minister Ehud Barak's peace moves described Holocaust victims as "sinners" and Arabs as "snakes."
Bombay seeks 'rat catchers' to battle disease
BOMBAY, India -- There are few takers for the job of night rat catcher in Bombay, so the city is turning its citizens into "Pied Pipers," offering 11 cents for each rodent killed.
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