New look of East Brainerd Mall taking shape
Cub Foods opened this week in the East Brainerd Mall.
Uneventful CEO certification is one step in a Wall Street recovery
NEW YORK -- In the end, the event Wall Street anxiously awaited all summer went smoothly: Hundreds of chief executives certified their companies' financial results, and with only a small number of restatements.
Godfather's adds flavor to retail center
Godfather's Pizza is coming.
SMELL THE COFFEE
BAXTER -- A new coffee bar in Baxter with a familiar lakes area name offers specialty coffees, bakery items and light lunches.
Summer can be a great time to tackle that to-do list
NEW YORK -- Many small company owners find that business slows in the summer, when clients and customers tend to take vacations. It can be an ideal time to get to some of the chores that have been on your to-do list for months (if not years!).
Grand jury probes Charter Communications
Debt-laden cable giant Charter Communications Inc. said it has received a federal grand jury subpoena demanding information on the company's accounting practices.
Mark and Michelle Sjoblom are the new owners of The Fort Steakhouse, on Front Street in Fort Ripley.
Bars and convenience stores thwart underage sales with ID scanners
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Every weekend, thirsty patrons crowd into the cramped brick foyer of Brian Boru's, a smoky downtown pub, and wait for the doorman to swipe their driver's licenses through a small electronic device.
Spate of woes raises concerns for passengers
The airline business, already in turmoil as a result of the Sept. 11 attacks and an up-and-down economy, is acknowledging more problems and making a change in course.
Ex-Cargill manager sentenced to five months in prison in river waste-dumping case
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A former Cargill Pork Inc. farm manager was sentenced Friday to five months in prison on federal charges that he knowingly allowed the illegal dumping of hog waste into a tributary of the Missouri River.
CompactFlash, Memory Stick -- what's the difference?
Q. I'm looking at buying a digital camera, but I'm a little confused by the different memory cards they use. Some take CompactFlash, others SmartMedia or Memory Stick. What's the difference?
Do's and don'ts of wearing capris
Here are some do's and don'ts of wearing capri pants:
40 remain on waiting list
Where did the summer go? Was it spent in frenzied activity on baseball fields and golf courses; on lakes and rivers; in airplanes, trains or cars?
CPR on Fido:
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- In this nation of dog spas and cat health insurance, some animal lovers are taking the next step: They're learning to put mouth to snout to perform CPR on their injured four-legged friends instead of waiting for the vet.
Pet health insurance grows as pet care becomes more costly and sought-after
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Zachary has endured chemotherapy, five hip and knee operations and gall bladder surgery.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 250. Last Friday: 244. Year ago Friday: 263. Thursday actual: 362.
TAMARACK -- A Wright woman was injured in a single-car crash on Highway 210 east of Tamarack in Aitkin County, the State Patrol reported.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a small gas leak at 12:45 a.m. Friday on the 600 block of Laurel Street.
The citizens of Brainerd should thank the Northcountrymen Barbershop Chorus for presenting "Let's Harmonize" last week.
Thank you to everyone who paid to park in the south lot and on the fairgrounds during the fair. This money is much appreciated to keep our buildings and general grounds looking awesome.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
Jake and Autumn (Nelson) Heppner, a boy, John Nelson, 8 pounds, 8 ounces, July 8, 2002. Grandparents are Darlene
The Brainerd Northside Residents Association would like to thank everyone who helped make our neighborhood block party an
1. Call to order
Guess who's back in contention
CHASKA (AP) -- Tiger Woods called it "one of the best shots I've ever hit" -- and that's all anyone needed to hear to know he was right back in the chase at the PGA Championship.
41 players did not finish the second round due to weather. Round will be completed before start of third round Saturday.
Somebody should write a book
CHASKA -- Whoever called talent a blessing and a curse must have seen Rich Beem coming.
Funk storms to lead
CHASKA -- In a rousing, rollicking day of course records and an ensemble leaderboard, the 84th PGA Championship turned into a fist-thrusting, high-fiving, Fred Funk affair.
15th proves to be a toughie
CHASKA -- The calm before the storm is what the 15th hole at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. has become.
To go public or guard privacy after a rape: A wrenching choice
Women who have chosen to go public about being raped have admiration for those who do likewise, empathy for those who prefer privacy and no easy answers for those wrestling with the decision.
Families feel right at home at camping at BIR
For 22 years Minneapolis native Corky Secord has been coming to the National Hot Rod Association Nationals at the Brainerd International Raceway.
Veteran dragster still revving it up at 71
One National Hot Rod Association Top Fuel racer decided he wanted to try drag racing, so in 1952 he built and raced his first car, a Ford Model A roadster.
A special summer school program for children with communication and language problems is helping these children fit in socially during the school year. Find out more in Monday's Dispatch.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 18 - 40 years ago (1962) - Chuck Chalberg, the defending champion plays Ray Caswell and Skeeto Peterson takes on Ray Hanson in matches to decide semifinal opponents for Frank Bland and Dick Endres in the 1962 Brainerd Men's Golf Championship.
The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library summer used book sale will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Money raised at the book sale will be used to purchase new books for the library.
Bush sounds off on new priority -- reining in budget deficits
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- As he weighs the pieces of what could become a new White House economic plan, President Bush emphasizes a new priority -- reining in budget deficits and their political liability.
Jeb Bush's child welfare choice faces criticism
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Jeb Bush defended his choice to head Florida's child welfare agency after the appointee was tied to an essay that says spanking hard enough to cause welts is OK and that married women shouldn't have careers.
Good neighbor forever
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa -- Bachelor farmer Dewey Byar never spoke much, though friends said he always loved his neighbors for buying his corn, livestock and hay in this southeastern Iowa river town.
Reputed voodoo woman convicted of fraud
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) -- A woman was convicted of fraud Friday for collecting thousands of dollars in life insurance on three slain lovers after allegedly using voodoo threats for years to keep witnesses silent.
Lack of stringent standards for stock-option pricing makes earnings' manipulation easy
NEW YORK -- Don't think the new movement by public companies to record expenses for the stock options they give employees will be a cure-all for manipulative accounting.
Moussaoui trial moved to January to give defense more time to prepare
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Turning aside government objections, a federal judge Friday postponed the trial of accused Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui until Jan. 6 after concluding the defense couldn't be ready this fall.
Overnight guests at Bush White House include supporters, entertainers, relatives
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush and first lady Laura Bush have invited dozens of friends and relatives to sleep over at the White House, from Republican fund-raisers to Texas pals such as pro golfer Ben Crenshaw and country singer Larry Gatlin.
Girl still missing
BASSETT, Va. (AP) -- After two days of combing the area's rolling hills for any sign of a missing 9-year-old girl whose parents were found dead, frustrated authorities on Saturday turned their focus from the ground search to pursuing the few leads they have.
Death toll from West Nile virus reaches 11
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The West Nile virus has claimed two more victims, one in Illinois and another in Louisiana, bringing this year's death toll from the rapidly spreading virus to 11 nationwide.
One of separated Guatemalan twins has more surgery
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- One of the Guatemalan twins born conjoined and separated last week underwent more surgery to battle a bacterial infection in the lining of her brain.
Five members resign from Richmond, Va., diocese sex abuse panel over priest's reinstatement
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Diocese of Richmond lost all five lay members of its sexual abuse panel when they resigned to protest the reinstatement of a priest accused of abusing teenage boys in the 1970s.
Stripper arrested in slaying of wealthy businessman found dead in Arizona hotel room
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) -- A stripper was arrested Friday in the killing of a wealthy businessman who was last seen alive when he went to meet her with a briefcase containing $1 million in jewelry, police said.
Survey sheds new light on homosexual priests
A survey of U.S. clergy has shed new light on the extent of homosexuality in the priesthood, increasingly a subject of debate amid the sex abuse scandal that has shaken the Roman Catholic Church.
Beleaguered INS chief to step down
WASHINGTON -- James W. Ziglar, the beleaguered chief of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, said Friday he would leave his job by the end of the year, ending a short tenure at what is widely considered one of the government's worst-run agencies.
COMMENTARY: Baseball players set a strike date
So, what if Major League Baseball goes out on strike and nobody cares?
Roy Johnson looks sharp for Tampa Bay
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Rob Johnson kept alive his hopes to start for Tampa Bay, going 8-of-11 for 74 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 20-0 exhibition victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday night.
Boomer Sooner defense makes OU No. 1
NORMAN, Okla. -- Imagine you're Bob Stoops. You're young, good looking and a tad cocky. Shoot, you'd have a swagger, too, if you were head coach of the nation's No. 1 team with a national championship in the bank. No doubt, it's good to be Bob Stoops.
Union's clock is ticking
NEW YORK -- The Major League Baseball Players Association Friday moved closer to shutting down the sport for the ninth time in 30 years, setting an Aug. 30 strike deadline that disappointed management and further strained a process stalled on the core issue of a payroll tax.
National sports briefs
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) -- After falling to 17th in Winston Cup points, Dale Earnhardt decided to make a change.
Ba$eball fans, workers bemoan strike possibility
Stephen Shepherd had not been to a major league game since the players went on strike eight years ago. On the day he finally came back, the sport faced another shutdown.
Is any team capable of perfection?
Larry Coker calls No. 1 Miami's schedule daunting, yet absolutely believes his defending national champions are poised for another perfect season.
Bush urges players to find accord
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- President Bush will be "furious" if baseball players carry out their threat to strike, sternly urging players and owners to resolve their differences.
Leon G. Gaines
ALEXANDRIA -- Leon G. Gaines, 75, Alexandria, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Edward Gregor Kehoe
AITKIN -- Edward Gregor Kehoe, 83, Aitkin, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Ruby Ellen Friday-Davis
BACKUS -- Ruby Ellen Friday-Davis, 68, Backus, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Elva W. Schmidt
AITKIN -- Elva W. Schmidt, 94, Aitkin, formerly of Tamarack and Wright areas, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at the Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
PIERZ -- Theresa Brummer, 97, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at the Pierz Villa.
CROSBY -- Donald Zauhar, 81, Crosby, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002 at the Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Irene K. Swanson
LAKE SHORE -- Irene K. Swanson, 77, Lake Shore, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at Mayo Medical Center in Rochester.
Ernest R. Carlson
AITKIN -- Ernest R. Carlson, 92, Aitkin, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
All dressed up...
The past 40 years have wreaked havoc on the practice of dressing up. Fridays may be designated casual days at many offices, but compared to the office environment of the 1950s and 1960s, every day is casual day now.
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Commercial development in the city of Baxter, particularly along Highway 371, has been, and still is, exploding. It appears that the administrators of the city of Baxter, encourage business interests over that of adjacent residential areas and the homeowners interests.
'Lest we forget'
Sept. 11, 2001, was a day of infamy. Terrorists destroyed thousands of lives, created havoc, previously unseen in this beautiful country of ours. Much has been said about this dastardly act and our government has taken action in many ways to attempt to prevent another such attack.
In the dark
But just because people don't continually talk about terrorism doesn't mean they're unaware. The trouble is they don't know what to do or think because the government hasn't provided enough useful information.
The Dispatch's editorial opinions
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Class for anglers is in session
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach a child to fish and he may feed the world. -- Chinese proverb
A history of the West Nile Virus in America
As coordinator of the DNR's nongame wildlife segments on PBS' "Venture North" every spring, I search for interesting story ideas to film. A topic suggested by Nongame Specialist Joan Galli was the West Nile Virus (WNV). Galli was sure the virus would hit Minnesota this summer and said an educational and informative story would interest viewers.
Two-lined chestnut borers killing oaks from Bemidji to Anoka
As if forest tent caterpillars weren't enough, another insect is attacking trees this summer.
Shop wisely when buying outdoor gear
Outdoor lovers, be they fishermen, campers, backpackers, or whomever, love the gear they tote. This infatuation with gadgets is often treated with a tongue-in-cheek approach, yet good equipment is critical to the success and safety of outdoor folks.
Deer licenses and applications for antlerless and special hunt permits are now available. The 2002 firearms season opens Nov. 9, the archery season on Sept. 14 and the muzzleloader season on Nov. 30.
Don't blow it; use the wind to your advantage
A walleye never feels the breeze on its face. But rest assured it loves the wind.
North Country menu
Melissa Owen and Thomas Lake announce their engagement. Parents are Bob and Karen Owen, Brainerd, and Lisa Lake, Brainerd, and the late James Lake. A Sept. 19 wedding is planned in Negril, Jamaica.
Brandi Marie Hoppenrath and Eric William Spray were married Aug. 9, 2002, in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Bill and Carolyn Buss, Pequot Lakes, recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary while attending their granddaughter's wedding in Harrington, Del.
Wayne and Doris Maier, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 14 at Hidden Paradise Resort in Brainerd. Please RSVP by calling 963-3180. No gifts please. They were married Aug. 16, 1952, in Brainerd.
Shannon Marie Williams and Kirby Lee Rients announce their engagement. Parents are Chic and Kris Williams, Pequot Lakes, and Leland Rients, Willmar, and Deanna Rients, Roseville. An Oct. 27 wedding is planned at Pebble Creek Country Club in Becker.
Sandra Haag and Casey Kenrick announce their engagement. Parents are Frank and Corinna Haag, Brainerd, and Larry and Andrea Kenrick, Browerville. An Oct. 5 wedding is planned at Assemblies of God Church in Brainerd.
Jennifer Johnson and Corey Larson announce their engagement. Parents are Curt Johnson, Brainerd, and Cathy and Brad Clark, Brainerd, and Juanita Larson, Nisswa, and Ray Larson, Pequot Lakes. A Sept. 14 wedding is planned at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Christina Wiese and Adam Henkensiefken were married May 24, 2002, at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa with Pastor Chris Meier officiating.
Ellsworth "Red" and Eva Young will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the home of Will and Karleen Young, 10438 County Rd. 8, Brainerd. They were married Aug. 22, 1942.
Five generations recently gathered
Ericka Pickar and Eric Rasinski were married June 29, 2002, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Erika Simons and Josh Sandell announce their engagement. Parents are Joe and Sharon Simons, Crosby, and James and Gayle Sandell, Buffalo. Grandmother of the bride is Olive Boyum, Crosby. A Sept. 7 wedding is planned at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge.
Krista Kujawa and Rick Wiederholt announce their engagement. Parents are Myron and Susann Kujawa, East Gull Lake, and Eldon and Judy Wiederholt, Cuba City, Wis. A Sept. 14 wedding is planned.
Stacy Owens and Jesse Smith were married June 21, 2002, at Faith Baptist Church in Brainerd with Pastor Jim Goodew officiating.
John M. Cluever Sr. recently celebrated his 80th birthday with his family on Aug. 15.
John and Marge Grell, Brainerd, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were married Aug. 22, 1962.
Alice Merrill, Pine River, will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday at the Riverview Estates Commons Area in Pine River. She was born Sept. 3, 1922.
Rick and Michele Dircks, Brainerd, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at St. Mathias Park. They were married Aug. 20, 1977, in Brainerd.
Traci Knutson and Brett McKay were married July 13, 2002, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Top Fuel -- 1. Kenny Bernstein, 4.664 seconds, 319.98 mph
Bernstein, Force blaze the BIR trail
Kenny Bernstein, in his Budweiser King Top Fueler, got off to an excellent start while John Force, in his Castrol GTX Ford Mustang Funny Car, had an unusual finish.
The pedaling genius
It's safe to say Tony Schumacher has mastered a "never give-up attitude" when he is behind the wheel of his 6,000-horsepower Army Top Fuel dragster.
'A normal guy'
Looks can be deceiving.
New St. Paul ELCA Synod bishop takes office
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The third-largest synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America gets a new leader Sunday.
Man charged in robbery that ended with police shooting
EDINA (AP) -- Prosecutors charged an 18-year-old man in an armed robbery at a sandwich shop that ended Thursday when an off-duty Edina police officer shot and killed the teen's alleged accomplice.
Driver killed in one-vehicle crash
A 29-year-old Anoka man died after the Chevrolet truck he was driving ran off the road in Cass County.
Former appeals court judge Foley dies
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Daniel F. Foley, a former state Appeals Court judge and national commander of the American Legion, died Saturday of a heart attack just two weeks after his second marriage. He was 80.
What should motorists do at crash scenes?
Question: What should motorists do if they come upon the scene of a crash? Should they help out? What if one of the vehicles is on fire? Should we move an injured person?
Child-pornography suspect arrested at airport
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An accused child pornographer stepped off a plane from London Friday afternoon and was taken into custody at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Family YMCA, in collaboration with the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department, is accepting registration for the upcoming outdoor soccer league.
Last chance to see Mighty Gulls may be Sunday
Lakes area baseball fans don't know what they have missed this summer if they haven't attended a Mighty Gulls game at Mills Field.
Area events Saturday
Stock Car Racing
Gardenhire should get some credit
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Last week, when the Minnesota Twins were in the midst of their worst roadtrip of the season, an East Coast scribe unearthed a bit of controversy in their clubhouse in Baltimore.
Mays enjoys 2-hit shutout
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said his hitters haven't been struggling in recent weeks, they've just been facing some very good pitchers. That's just the way he wants it.
Hawkins ejected for refusing to move his chair
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Twins relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins was ejected from Friday night's game against the Boston Red Sox for not moving his chair in the bullpen.
Vikings hold line in red zone Tice gets his first victory as Minnesota coach
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- So much for first impressions.
Gophers believe better things are coming
MINNEAPOLIS -- Significant success might not come this season for Minnesota, but coach Glen Mason sees better days ahead for his program.
Strike would hurt stadium chances
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Word that major league players had set an Aug. 30 strike date brought warnings in Minnesota that a strike could wipe out the Twins' chance to get public help for a new ballpark.
Mobilizing the masses in e-mail swarms
At the University of St. Andrews, royal hottie Prince William can't even go out for drinks with friends without being tracked electronically by a pack of wired women.
Tips on spam defense
Tips from the Federal Trade Commission on battling spam:
www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/cgi-bin/nut--search.pl: Potato chips. Tasty? Sure! Nutritious? Well ... Any question you might have regarding the nutritional content of a food item can be quickly answered by searching
Spam-fighting tools vary
NEW YORK -- It seems too good to be true: software that promises to rid your inbox of unsolicited commercial e-mail. And for the most part, it was.
Internet usage in rural Minnesota holds steady
ST. PAUL -- Internet use in rural Minnesota has remained stagnant at about 47 percent over the past year, but in that time period there's been a clear shift toward high-speed access, according to a study released Monday.
Digital gear creates photo ops
Have you seen the TV commercial where the wife prepares a foolproof grocery list for her husband?
Spam fight frustrated by e-mail's nature
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fed up with a litany of tiresome e-mail pitches, Chris Caputo decided to fight back.
State forecast for North Dakota
Wind advisory this afternoon north central and east...
Iowa state forecast
This afternoon...Decreasing cloudiness. Windy and cooler with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
Minnesota state forecast
Wind advisory much of state today...
Taking the jump
Weather drawing by Tyler Lenz of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Wind advisory west central and northwest wisconsin today...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Windy east this morning. Highs 65 to 75.
Victims of clergy abuse
Chemical dependency and AA groups
If you were ever part of the Riverton School as a student, teacher or employee, you're invited to a reunion Saturday at Crosby Memorial Park on Serpent Lake.
Dresden watches flooded Elbe reaches historic high
DRESDEN, Germany (AP) -- Dresden residents watched nervously Saturday as the flooded River Elbe rose to a historic high, while downstream -- despite frantic work by volunteers to reinforce dikes -- the river broke its banks and threatened a nearby village.
Poles give pope rousing welcome on visit to his homeland
KRAKOW, Poland (AP) -- Tens of thousands of adoring Poles gave the ailing Pope John Paul II a joyous welcome home Saturday, lining a seven-mile route and shouting "Long live the pope!" as he arrived to consecrate a new basilica.
Vatican still studying U.S. proposals to combat clergy abuse
KRAKOW, Poland (AP) -- The Vatican said Saturday that it is still studying proposals by U.S. bishops to combat sexual abuse by priests, and that it hopes to have a response soon.
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