Tracy Furney, Pine River, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Brainerd Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals. Furney is a student at Central Lakes College and is in the administration assistance program.
A 27-year-old Brainerd man was arrested on charges of fleeing and DWI after leading police officers on pursuit in downtown Brainerd Saturday.
BAXTER -- The Brainerd Fire Department Saturday responded to a trash bin fire Saturday at Gary's Painting on Inglewood Drive in Baxter.
At TPC of the Twin Cities course
Ward walks off with records at Wendy's Championship
NEW ALBANY, Ohio (AP) -- The Wendy's Championship for Children will most likely return to its 72-hole format next year.
Perry ends 6-year drought with Buick Open title
GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- Kenny Perry was so nervous about winning the Buick Open that he didn't sleep Saturday night.
Lietzke wins first senior title
BLAINE (AP) -- Bruce Lietzke needed three tournaments and a little practice to win on the Senior PGA Tour.
Thompson says Bush will stand firm on stem cell decision regardless of scientific advances
WASHINGTON -- A Republican senator says he and a Democratic colleague will try to ease President Bush's limit on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research when Congress considers spending bills next month.
Pursuit ends in arrest
NISSWA -- A 35-year-old Nisswa man was arrested Sunday after leading Nisswa police on a pursuit near Gull Lake.
Brainerd man's most reliable mode of transportation stolen
Del Anderson suffered a stroke 10 years ago that left him unable to communicate, along with other physical limitations. Since his stroke he has been unable to drive.
Crow Wing County Fair results
Guess height of corn stalk: Katie Olson, 9 feet 5 inches.
Three Mighty Gulls injured in rollover accident
Three Brainerd Mighty Gulls players were injured Friday in a single-vehicle rollover on I-35 in Lakeville, a team official reported today.
Guard unit holds first live-fire exercise with new tanks
CAMP RIPLEY (AP) -- A million-dollar, 66-ton vehicle, with a maximum speed of just 45 mph might not sound like a good investment. Especially when it only covers two miles on a gallon of fuel.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-A dazzling display of Chinese culture was presented in Brainerd as a troupe of 30 children from Taiwan, the Republic of China, put on a spectacular program demonstrating various athletic and artistic talents.
The special election to fill the unexpired term of Rep. Steve Wenzel, DFL-Little Falls, will be Nov. 6. The date for a primary, if needed is Sept. 11.
Shark attack survivor goes home
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Jessie Arbogast, the 8-year-old mauled by a shark last month, has returned home -- but only time will tell how extensive his brain injury has become.
Condit calls editorials demanding his resignation 'unfair'
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Gary Condit criticized the major daily newspapers in his congressional district, saying editorials that called for his resignation were "unfair."
State bishop to lead 5.1 million Lutherans
INDIANAPOLIS -- An Evangelical Lutheran Church in America assembly Saturday narrowly elected as national leader Bishop Mark S. Hanson, who has coped with divisions over homosexuality and relations with the Episcopal Church as bishop of St. Paul.
Solar-powered flying wing set for launch off Hawaii
BARKING SANDS, Hawaii -- The giant, solar-powered flying wing NASA is testing in Hawaii could one day routinely sail the skies above Earth -- and eventually Mars. But first it has to get off the ground.
California sues EPA over ethanol requirement
LOS ANGELES -- California officials are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in hopes of reversing a decision requiring vehicles in the state to use the gasoline additive ethanol.
Law enforcement agency finds itself under scrutiny for alleged missteps and wrongdoing
WASHINGTON -- The FBI is under the microscope, facing a barrage of investigations into everything from alleged threats against whistleblowers to lost weapons.
Helicopter crash near Grand Canyon being investigated
LAS VEGAS -- The cause of a deadly helicopter crash near the Grand Canyon remained a mystery as loved ones prepared to bury the five passengers from New York who were killed in the crash.
New space station crew to move into orbiting outpost
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- It was moving-in day for the new crew of the international space station.
American matches United fare cuts
DALLAS -- American Airlines on Saturday said it would match a move by rival United Airlines by slashing fares on some flights between Chicago's O'Hare International and other major U.S. cities.
Emery Worldwide Airlines suspends air carrier operations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Emery Worldwide Airlines suspended its air carrier operations Monday under an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration. The Washington Post said the FAA had found so many maintenance problems that it was preparing to ground the Emery fleet.
State prison population drops for first time since 1972
BYLINE3: WASHINGTON -- The population of state prisons dropped for the first time in nearly three decades during the second half of 2000, and criminologists say it may foretell a new trend.
First suit against tiremaker to go to trial
McALLEN, Texas -- Dr. Joel Rodriguez, his wife and two family members were traveling in Mexico when a tire blew out on their 1998 Ford Explorer.
Northwestern investigating use of banned supplement in football player's death
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Northwestern University is investigating whether Rashidi Wheeler and other Wildcats football players took a banned, energy-enhancing supplement before Wheeler collapsed and died on a practice field earlier this month.
Another comeback, another Walker Cup for GB-I
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) -- Bryce Molder remained an amateur for one more chance to play in the Walker Cup, determined to avoid the helpless feeling of watching Great Britain-Ireland celebrate another victory.
First week of exhibitions: Ragged as usual
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A perfect example of a first-week game. The star was 38-year-old Mark
Giambi's home run caps perfect homestand for A's
Jason Giambi knew what was coming.
Sobieski beats Buckman for 8C title
BUCKMAN -- Having already clinched a spot in the state amateur baseball tournament in Red Wing, the Buckman Billygoats played for the Region 8C championship Saturday.
Women's mistake costs U.S. relay sweep
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Without Maurice Greene, without Michael Johnson, the U.S. men still rule the world in the relays.
Maddux stops, McGwire extends streak
Greg Maddux probably became the first pitcher ever to receive a standing ovation while issuing an intentional walk.
Larry G. Iverson
BLAINE -- Larry Gordon Iverson, 61, Bellevue, Neb., formerly of Blaine, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, in Blaine.
BREEZY POINT -- John Chesik, Breezy Point, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, at home.
PINE RIVER -- Agnes Larson, 91, Pine River, formerly of Backus, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Kenneth Orlie Erickson
Kenneth Orlie Erickson, 78, Menahga, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, at his home.
Conrad J. Wiedell
CROSBY -- Conrad J. Wiedell, 82, Crosby and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Jessie L. Anderson
Jessie L. Anderson, 83, Brainerd, died today, Aug. 13, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Richard M. Nash
MISSION, Texas -- Richard M. Nash, 78, Mission, Texas, formerly of Hackensack, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at Mission Hospital in Mission, Texas.
Margaret M. Menz
Margaret M. Menz, 84, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
PINE RIVER -- Susie Kukuk, 90, Pine River, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.
Stanley D. Olson
Stanley D. Olson, 75, Brainerd, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001.
Child's death calls for some punishment
This editorial was published in the Aug. 1 Sentinel of Fairmont (Minn.)
Nader tries to heal the rift
WASHINGTON -- Ralph Nader is back with a new organization, some new goals and the same dogged determination to make the Democratic Party squirm whenever it drifts toward the center.
Voters in District 12B in Morrison and Crow Wing counties won't know how to act when they go to the polls this fall. For the first time since Lyndon B. Johnson was president, Steve Wenzel's name won't be on the ballot.
AITKIN -- At 5 a.m. on an August Saturday, two Nisswa sisters willingly rolled out of bed and got to the horse barn about 45 minutes later for what has become a regular weekend summer activity.
Jeff best in battle of Gordons
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Jeff might not have been the best Gordon on the track.
Fletcher gets license, wins Super Stock feature at NCMS
The first time was a charm for Shawn Fletcher of Brainerd racing his new Wissota Super Stocker on Mac Tools Night at North Central Motor Speedway Saturday night.
Castroneves, de Ferran finish 1-2 in Miller Lite 200
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) -- Helio Castroneves and Gil de Ferran produced their second straight one-two finish at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the CART Miller Lite 200.
Unsafe sex among HIV-positive men increasing
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Since April, at least three Iowa men have told police they believed Aaron Dahlberg when he told them he was HIV-negative before having unprotected sex with them.
Marvin Windows settles class-action lawsuit over rotted doors and windows
WARROAD (AP) -- Marvin Windows and Doors has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by customers whose doors and windows rotted prematurely after they were treated with an allegedly defective wood preservative.
Bemidji State president begins tenure
BEMIDJI (AP) -- Jon Quistgaard graduated from Bemidji High School believing he'd become a research scientist or a professional golfer.
Sixteen years after brutal killings, authorities charge longtime suspect
LE SUEUR (AP) -- Sixteen years after two brothers were beaten to death in their southern Minnesota farmhouse, a convicted burglar who had been a suspect from the start finally confessed, authorities said.
Bauman, Pillsbury Co. scientist who designed space food, dies at age 76
MINNETONKA (AP) -- Howard Bauman, the man who led the Pillsbury Co.'s effort to design space food for astronauts, died Wednesday of complications from pulmonary disease. He was 76.
Nursing home temp workers fear new law
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Temporary agencies that supply help to Minnesota nursing homes fear a new law that limits their fees will put them out of business by Sept. 1.
Family escapes carjacking in St. Paul
ST. PAUL (AP) -- An 18-year-old Minneapolis man was in jail Monday on suspicion that he carjacked a Ford Excursion containing a 62-year-old grandmother in St. Paul on Sunday.
More schools investigated with new law
ST. PAUL (AP) -- An increasing number of parents are turning to a new state law to investigate abuse and neglect in Minnesota schools.
Man critically wounded in road rage stabbing
LAKEVILLE (AP) -- A motorist was critically wounded Saturday after being stabbed during an argument with another driver who thought he had cut him off, police said.
Brainerd VFW team places third at state
MANKATO -- Mankato had Brainerd's number in the VFW state tournament at Mankato Saturday and Sunday.
Ultimate ends Bees' season
COLD SPRING -- The Brainerd Bees ended their Lakewood League season on a sour note Saturday, losing to Ultimate Sports 15-5 in seven innings in the losers bracket of the Region 7B amateur baseball tournament Saturday.
Former Vikings cornerback Corey Fuller arrested
BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns cornerback Corey Fuller, who played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1995-98, was arrested early Sunday following a preseason game against Green Bay for refusing to move his car from an intersection.
North Stars co-founder Gordon Ritz dies
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gordon Ritz, a member of the group of investors who founded the Minnesota North Stars, has died of cancer.
Twins lose third straight to Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- First-place teams should probably avoid the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Minnesota 7 14 0 7-- 28
Lennox leads Lynx past Starzz
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Watching second-year guard Betty Lennox, the Minnesota Lynx could only wonder what might have been.
Culpepper aids Vikings' healing process after tragedy
SAN ANTONIO -- Daunte Culpepper gave the Minnesota Vikings an emotional boost in their first game since Korey Stringer's death.
DEVIL RAYS 4, TWINS 3
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s northeast to the 90s west.
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State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from around 80 northeast to around 90 southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs around 70 northeast to the lower 80s northwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs mainly in the 70s.
Weather drawing by Andrew LaDouceur in the Riverside School second-grade class of Mrs. Timmons
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s northeast to mid 80s southwest.
E-mail to balloonist shows he has friends in high places
ST. LOUIS -- Miles above the Earth in his latest quest to be the first solo balloonist to circle the globe, Steve Fossett knows he has fans in the highest of places. An e-mail from a fellow tycoon who is no stranger to flying proves it.
Artificial heart patient suffering respiratory problems, back on ventilator
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The recipient of the first self-contained artificial heart has suffered a setback, requiring a ventilator once more to assist his breathing, one of his surgeons said.
Dear Heloise: Most magazine subscription services bill about four to six months ahead of the expiration date.
Names and faces
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -- Singer-actress Cher has placed her 14,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom home on the market for $25 million.
Sister blows the whistle on brother's drug habit
DEAR ABBY: I recently turned my brother "Paul" in to drug enforcement. Paul has been a drug user for years, and it is affecting the whole family.
Macedonia's feuding factions set to sign peace accord despite clashes
SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Soldiers and rebels clashed in northern Macedonia, rattling a cease-fire even as Macedonia's political leaders gathered to sign a landmark peace accord Monday to end six months of bitter fighting.
Israel leader Sharon allows foreign minister to meet Palestinians for cease-fire talks
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has permitted his foreign minister, Shimon Peres, to resume truce talks with senior Palestinians, despite two suicide bombings by Islamic militants over four days, officials said Monday.
Putin says Russia rejects U.S. proposal to withdraw from 1972 ABM treaty
MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin firmly rejected the Bush administration's push to jointly withdraw from a treaty banning national missile defenses but spoke hopefully Monday of agreeing to mutual cuts in nuclear weapons.
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