The following area students were named to the
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 250.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 240, a year ago 174.
Greater Staples Hospital
PILLAGER -- Two persons were injured when a pick-up and a station wagon crashed in Pillager, the State Patrol reported.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
A 33- year-old man was dead at the scene after being hit head-on in a three-vehicle accident at 4:30 p.m. in Kanabec County Saturday.
Se Ri Pak wins third major
SUNNINGDALE, England (AP) -- Annika Sorenstam has five, Se Ri Pak four and Karrie Webb two.
Pros and cons Are there too many golf courses opening in the Brainerd lakes area?
When the topic of golf is mentioned, ears will either perk up or fall silent. But when the topic relates to the number of area golf courses then an argument is sure to follow.
Bush aides strive to make his lengthy hiatus a working vacation
CRAWFORD, Tex. -- By the time President Bush returns to Washington on Labor Day after the longest presidential vacation in 32 years, he will have spent all or part of 54 days at his parched but beloved ranch. That's almost a quarter of his presidency.
At meeting, governors concerned about Bush agenda
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Meeting for the first time since Congress began acting on President Bush's agenda, the nation's governors found themselves Monday wrestling with a familiar question: How to keep Washington from messing up their lives.
California high court rules victims can't sue gunmakers
SAN FRANCISCO -- In 1993, Gian Luigi Ferri entered a San Francisco skyscraper and opened fire in a law office with two TEC-DC9s and a revolver, killing eight people and wounding six before killing himself.
Despite campaign activities for Democrats, unions report zero political expenses to IRS
WASHINGTON -- Eager to help Democrats, unions have spent millions on TV ads and voter guides portraying the party favorably, and worked neighborhoods to get voters to the polls. But they routinely report zero political expenses to the IRS, a review of union documents shows.
Italian doctor, U.S. researcher say they'll implant cloned human embryos
WASHINGTON -- An Italian doctor and a U.S. researcher claim they will implant cloned human embryos in 200 women volunteers within the next few months, an effort that would mark the first known attempt at human cloning, and that is sure to complicate a tangled debate in Congress over the procedure.
Fair booth to promote use of seat belts
In 2000, 641 people were injured and 17 people died in Crow Wing County as a result of traffic accidents, an increase of 44 persons injured and a 50 percent increase in the number of fatalities from the five-year average, according to the Crow Wing County Health Department.
Aitkin driver in critical condition
AITKIN -- Raymond Jesse Collins, 45, Aitkin, was airlifted to the North Air Care to Hennepin County Burn Center in Minneapolis Friday with severe burns.
Surprise! Man sees name in Dear Abby
Herbert Haugland gets his Brainerd Dispatch delivered to him at home, as he has for years, so he couldn't figure out why his grandson, Isadore "Izzy" Sorce, wanted him to read Monday's edition soon after it rolled off the press at the newspaper's offices.
City approves financial boost for downtown
Future renovation of downtown Brainerd received a boost Monday.
Garrett Hinrichs of Victor, Iowa, reacted to the cool water of the Crosslake's Water Slide pool on Sunday afternoon when the temperature hovered in the low 90s. The temperature is expected to remain in the 90s most of this week. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Man apparently shoots himself accidentally while weighing suicide
AITKIN -- A 38-year-old Palisade man died Sunday of an apparent accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound while deputies tried to talk him out of an suicide attempt, the Aitkin County Sheriff's Department reported.
The Crow Wing County WIC office is going through some changes starting in September. Participants who pick up in Crosby will now be picking up at the RAPP Center in Crosby.
Just like Kansas High temperatures and heat indexes soar across state
The state's recent hot and muggy conditions brought back memories for University of Minnesota football coach Glen Mason.
Activities heating up at fair
The show must go on, even with temperatures nearing 100 degrees.
'Casting' problems aired by Mayor Wallin
The debut of televised Brainerd City Council meetings wasn't the only show to garner the council's attention Monday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Al Lindner will tell you what others are afraid to about fishing. "In Fisherman" magazine and television show, both highly successful after six and three respective years of operation.
CROW WING COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Aug. 7 -- ENTRY DAY
Brainerd officials react to Ericson, Dumont story
In the mind of one member of the Brainerd City Council, the Brainerd Parks and Recreation director and a Brainerd Dispatch sports writer may both be right when it comes to their opinion about a verbal exchange a week ago.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Robert Hurst, Nisswa Community School principal, recently received a Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Elementary School Principals in Washington, D.C.
ENTERTAINMENT AND JUDGING SCHEDULE
Hot spell puts heat on power supply
High temperatures and humidity are not only a health risk for people and animals, but are turning into a power risk for several power providers.
Think you've got a bad headache?
EAST GULL LAKE -- If you think your headaches are bad, then you obviously haven't met Alvin Eksten of East Gull Lake.
TIF OK'd for Lexington Manufacturing
The Brainerd City Council approved the development agreement and tax-increment financing request for Lexington Manufacturing Monday, clearing the way for the wood products company to build a plant in the Brainerd Industrial Park.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Finding shelter from the recent hot weather has proven be a daunting challenge for many Minnesotans.
Workers rescue residents stranded by Appalachian flooding
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Emergency workers rescued stranded residents Sunday after a storm caused flash floods up to 20 feet deep that washed out homes and roads in eastern Tennessee.
U.S.-Mexico meeting amid climate favoring immigration reform
WASHINGTON -- A powerful alliance of labor, business groups, immigrants rights groups and Republican political strategists has formed to lobby for immigration liberalization, reversing the anti-immigrant tenor that has dominated the nation's capital for much of the past decade.
Pregnant woman, relatives killed by van allegedly driven by drunken officer
NEW YORK (AP) -- A van driven by a drunken off-duty police officer hit and killed a pregnant woman, her young son and her teen-age sister, and the woman's baby died soon after being delivered alive, officials said.
Barry loses steam, brings much-needed rain
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Tropical Storm Barry blew across the Florida Panhandle and Alabama on Monday, knocking down tree limbs and power lines before falling apart. Its heavy rainfall was welcomed by farmers struggling to raise crops in dry fields.
U.S. planes bomb targets in northern Iraq in response to missile firings
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. fighter planes bombed an air defense site in northern Iraq Tuesday after taking fire from Iraqi surface-to-air missiles and anti-aircraft artillery, U.S. officials said.
Barry still bedevils Southeast while sticky humidity roasts most of the nation
The rain-plagued Southeast braced for more showers early Tuesday, while unsettled weather hung over the Four Corners states. Heavy humidity stretched from the Plains to the Northeast.
Fifth person dies from injuries suffered in tractor explosion
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A fifth person has died from injuries suffered in the explosion of an antique steam-powered tractor at a county fair.
Code Red knocks Qwest's Minnesota Internet customers off-line
DENVER (AP) -- The latest version of the Code Red Worm is responsible for knocking off some of Qwest Communications' high-speed Internet access customers in Minnesota, the company announced.
Families evacuated after derailed Burlington Northern Santa Fe train cars spill toxic chemicals
PINEHURST, Texas (AP) -- More than 100 families were evacuated from their homes after a train derailed, spilling thousands of gallons of hazardous chemicals. No one was injured.
Investigative board, general disagree about whether crew error caused National Guard crash, that killed 21
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) -- An investigative board concluded that crew error caused a National Guard plane crash that killed 21 people, but the general who ordered the probe argued the accident had more to do with bad weather and equipment malfunctions.
New York man recovering from Bahamas shark attack that cost him his leg
MIAMI (AP) -- A 36-year-old man visiting the Bahamas was attacked by a shark over the weekend and forced to swim to shore with a shredded left leg that doctors later amputated.
Cars collide on roller coaster at Six Flags New England; 22 sent to hospital
AGAWAM, Mass. -- For the second time in as many weeks, riders at a New England amusement park were injured in a roller coaster accident.
Anticipation builds as Target enters another state
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Sara Knowles has watched from her office as crews have cleared land, blasted rock and erected a warehouse-like building in a field.
Steve Fossett sails high over Australia in sixth solo round-the-world balloon bid
ST. LOUIS -- Again bidding to become the first solo balloonist to circle the world, American adventurer Steve Fossett said his latest quest has gone better than his five previous tries, despite losing contact with mission control for five hours.
Waiting game ends for three in Hall of Fame
CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- The long wait for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame is over for Nick Buoniconti, Lynn Swann, Ron Yary and Jack Youngblood.
Cleveland wins on 12-run comeback
By the time Kenny Lofton crossed home plate for the final run, about half the fans had already left Jacobs Field, and five All-Stars were out of the game.
Venus wins title
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) -- The WTA Tour rankings are so confusing that Venus Williams can beat Monica Seles to win the Acura Classic and still drop to fourth in the world.
Jones upset in 100-meter finals
EDMONTON, Canada -- The last time Zhanna Pintusevich-Block thrust her arms in the air to celebrate beating Marion Jones at 100 meters, at the 1997 World Track and Field Championships in Athens, she was crushed when a photo finish showed Jones had won by .02 seconds.
Greene wins third straight world title, just misses record
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Maurice Greene refused to dwell on what his time might have been or to rue the loss of a possible world record.
Hall of Fame revamps voting; all balloting to be revealed
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Hall of Famers will have a much larger say in who joins them in Cooperstown under changes announced Monday aimed at making it harder to enter baseball's shrine.
Maz leaves 'em in tears at Hall of Fame induction
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Labor strife could be only months away, and brushback pitches trigger as many disputes as ever, yet Bill Mazeroski proved that baseball still has its sentimental side.
Rams like new defense
CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- Without Kurt Warner throwing a pass or Marshall Faulk touching the ball, the St. Louis Rams still beat the Miami Dolphins in the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame game.
It's time to start turning up the heat on demanding coaches
So football's fourth training casualty in 10 days, a neat kid from LaVerne, Calif., expiring on a muggy Friday in Chicago, isn't related to heatstroke.
Francis E. Waln
WADENA -- Francis E. Waln, 86, Wadena, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at the Tri-County Hospital.
Florence Thornquist, 73, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Delores A. Brick
Delores A. Brick, 66, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Paul D. Crandall Jr.
Paul D. Crandall Jr., 54, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Almost Home Assisted Living in Brainerd.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. -- Leona Japel, 90, Valley City, N.D., died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City, N.D.
Georgianna F. Betts
BROWERVILLE -- Georgianna Fern Betts, 59, Browerville, formerly of Little Falls, died Sunday, August 5, 2001, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Rickey D. Buker
WASECA -- Rickey Dean Buker, 46, Waseca, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at home.
Ann West Tymosko
Ann West Tymosko, 80, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Robert M. Bloomstrom
Robert M. Bloomstrom, 81, Brainerd, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at VA Medical Center in St. Cloud.
Florence B. (Eberle) Thornquist
Florence B. (Eberle) Thornquist, 73, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Galen 'Red' B. Foster
CROSSLAKE -- Galen "Red" B. Foster, 85, Crosslake, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Georgianna Betts, 59, Little Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Delores 'Lorry' A. Brick
Delores "Lorry" A. Brick, 66, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Ann W. Tymosko
Ann W. Tymosko, 80, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Let them compromise
WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Republicans alike say reaching a final agreement on big issues like patients' rights and energy policy will require compromise -- by the other side, that is.
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The canary caucus
The following editorial appeared in Monday's Washington Post:
I am writing in response to the Open Forum letter "Brainerd streets" in the July 30, 2001 Dispatch. I agree with the gentleman that there are a lot of streets in rather questionable shape in some of Brainerd's neighborhoods. But let's take a look at the real problem.
Arctic ignorance and bliss
"How dare you stand up and talk about something when you've never been there. Shame on you."
President Bush favors a plan that would privatize part of Social Security and has appointed a 16-member Commission to study and make this become law if possible.
The Dispatch's editorial opinions
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Why pay for ex-presidents?
Something good might come from Bill Clinton's ``homecoming'' to Harlem if it focuses our attention on what taxpayers pay to subsidize all of our former presidents.
W's for Mr. Bush
Those were significant political victories that President Bush won in the House on energy and managed care as Congress left town last week. To gauge their importance, you need only imagine the premature obituaries of the administration that would have been written had the president lost. The bills themselves are in our view not that important, certainly less so than the rhetoric on either side would suggest; they would do both less good and less harm than claimed.
One of the more cost-effective things the federal government does is pay for family planning services for women without health insurance. Studies have shown that every dollar spent saves $3 in health-care costs by averting unwanted pregnancies and the health problems associated with births spaced too closely together; it also reduces abortions. Most of this spending is through Medicaid, but states also have the option of extending family planning coverage to a broader population by getting a waiver from the federal government.
Gordon handles problem like a Brickyard champion
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Thirty-five laps into the Brickyard 400, Jeff Gordon wasn't sure what was wrong with his car.
Rizer, Thomsen, Bohlman take NCMS honors
Todd Rizer, Donny Thomsen, and Al Bohlman each got a taste of victory on Pepsi Night as they picked up clean sweeps Saturday at North Central Motor Speedway.
Butterfly kit causes flutter
SHOREVIEW (AP) -- Janie O'Connor is in the business of small miracles, and, no, she doesn't create them. She merely enables others to observe them.
E. coli sickens 10 people in lake
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- Bush Lake remains closed after 10 people have become ill with E. coli bacteria, including seven who swam in the lake in late July.
State notifies welfare recipients of looming benefit cutoff
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Government welfare workers are gearing up for their largest challenge since the state's new welfare program was launched in 1997 -- the cutoff of benefits that begin hitting many recipients next July.
ORR (AP) -- Three people were injured when a float plane crashed into Crane Lake in northeastern Minnesota, authorities said Monday.
Cold Spring romps past Braves 18-0
COLD SPRING -- The Brainerd Braves suffered a painful 18-0 defeat at the hands of the Cold Spring Springers on Saturday in Region 7B baseball.
Northwoods League Baseball
Gulls gain split
WAUSAU, Wis. -- The Brainerd Mighty Gulls Split their two-game series with the Wisconsin Woodchucks Sunday, thanks to a 9-6 extra-inning win in Northwoods League baseball.
Bees post 4-1 triumph
COLD SPRING --The Brainerd Bees beat Ultimate Sports 4-1 in region 7B baseball action on Saturday.
Gulls' second-half record slips to 7-22
ROCHESTER -- A six-run fifth carried the Rochester Honkers past the Brainerd Mighty Gulls 8-2 in a Northwoods League game Monday at Mayo Field.
Warren remembers Stringer
WARREN, Ohio -- Korey Stringer was an enormous man -- one of the biggest in the NFL -- but people who knew him best remember his childlike charm.
A Hall of Fame moment for Minnesota
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- At the 2001 Hall of Fame induction ceremony, former Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett and Dave Winfield each reminisced about their days growing up and how they knew they wanted to spend their lives playing baseball.
Milton enjoys a happy birthday in Saturday game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Eric Milton gave himself every reason to celebrate Saturday night, but he and his teammates would rather wait for the postseason party.
Vikings trying to return to normal
MANKATO (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings are trying to return to normal, although many aren't sure there can be such a thing for them again.
Stringer remembered in hometown
WARREN, Ohio (AP) -- Hundreds of people filed into a sweltering high school fieldhouse Sunday and paid respect to Korey Stringer, the Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle who died Wednesday because of heatstroke.
Buckman clinches state tournament trip
BUCKMAN -- Buckman handed Sobieski an 11-3 defeat in Region 8C amateur baseball action Sunday to clinch a berth in the Class C state tournament.
Royals stop Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Soon after Mike Sweeney gave the Kansas City Royals the lead, he wondered if he had helped give it away.
Minnesota state forecast
Heat advisory today east central and south...
Iowa state forecast
Heat advisory in effect north half today through this evening and for tonight northeast...
Minnesota state forecast
Heat advisory for much of the south through wednesday...
Weather drawing by Kelley Bevans of Mrs. Bieganek's fourth grade class at Whittier school.
I love dogs and people
Weather drawing by Kim Davis of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for South Dakota
Heat advisory this afternoon and early evening southeast...
Wisconsin state forecast
Excessive heat warning south this afternoon and evening...
State forecast for North Dakota
Heat advisory this afternoon and early evening central...
State forecast for South Dakota
Heat advisory afternoon and early evening extreme southeast...
Iowa state forecast
Heat advisory north and west into this evenin...
Wisconsin state forecast
Excessive heat warning south today and tonight...
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs 85 to 95.
Harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler dies
LONDON (AP) -- Larry Adler, the harmonica virtuoso who charmed kings, commoners and composers with an instrument once disparaged as a toy, died Tuesday. He was 87.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Penelope Cruz has reluctantly gotten used to the rumors that she's dated her co-stars Matt Damon, Nicolas Cage and Tom Cruise.
Clinton book deal will top $8.5 million record
NEW YORK -- No bidding wars. No White House meetings. Not even a press conference. For all the money involved, former President Clinton's book deal proved surprisingly straightforward.
Woman who couldn't cut apron strings cut loose
DEAR ABBY: Please urge "Wants Freedom From the Apron Strings," the 34-year-old woman who lives with her controlling parents, to run -- not walk -- to get her own apartment. It is the only way she will ever have a life of her own.
Teen racing toward legal age doesn't know rules
DEAR ABBY: Our daughter will be 18 in a few weeks. She has announced that at that time she will be of "legal age" and will no longer have to obey us. She believes she can drive anywhere (in our car), buy anything she wants (with our money), and not have to abide by a curfew (while living under our roof and paying no rent).
Sonograms give parents 3-D look at infants
ATLANTA (AP) -- Two months before her daughter was born, Ann Hart had already seen her chubby cheeks and thick hair.
The Crow Wing Lake Association is sponsoring a flea mar
Names and faces
BOSTON (AP) -- Attorney Jan Schlichtmann found fame and went bankrupt at the same time.
Postal Service unveils Lucille Ball stamp
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ricky didn't always want Lucy at the Tropicana, but Monday she joined a more exclusive club.
Survey: Teens favor smaller classes over national testing to improve America's schools
WASHINGTON -- President Bush believes national testing is the ticket to improving America's schools. But students give a better grade to former President Clinton's focus on smaller classes.
Dear Heloise: I hope you'll help me and my colleagues at the Federal Trade Commission alert your readers to identity theft. It occurs when someone uses your personal information to commit fraud, like opening a credit-card or utility account in your name. Identity thieves can get personal information in ways most people never give a second thought: through catalog and magazine labels in the trash, credit-card receipts left at the gas pump, even receipts left on the table at restaurants.
Sixty-year-old Japanese woman becomes nation's oldest mother
TOKYO (AP) -- A 60-year-old Japanese woman became the nation's oldest new mother when she gave birth to a healthy baby after undergoing in-vitro fertilization in the United States.
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