Kathy Hegstrom was identified incorrectly in a story and photo in Sunday's Dispatch about the Democratic National Convention.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a car fire at 5:21 p.m. Friday at the County Market on Fifth Avenue Northeast.
VANDALISM -- David Aspinwall, Garrison, reported vandalism to his pontoon. The anchor rope was cut and burned, seat straps were burned, radio straps were taken and the antenna was bent. He also reported three fishing rods, a garbage can and two life vests were stolen from the pontoon.
Quinney defeats Driscoll in U.S. Amateur
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- Jeff Quinney spent a sleepless Sunday night after blowing a three-hole lead with as many to play and seeing the championship match of the U.S. Amateur suspended by weather after 38 holes.
Mallon makes Webb work for Oldsmobile win
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Meg Mallon figured she was only playing for second place. Then, she noticed Karrie Webb had stalled.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Final scores and earnings Sunday of the $5 million NEC Invitational, played on the Firestone Cuontry Club's 7,139-yard, par-70 South Course:
Another romp for Woods
AKRON, Ohio -- Tiger Woods got stung by a wasp, had the flu and finished the NEC Invitational in near darkness. Normalcy was reflected only in the results -- another landslide victory, another record-setting performance.
New Minnesota Zoo director plans to bring 'wow' appeal
APPLE VALLEY (AP) -- The new director of the Minnesota Zoo has a mission: to bring some New York dazzle to the Midwest.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 28 - 30 years ago (1970) - Mrs. Dan Bentley climbed 48 feet into the air today to go to work. She is the only woman fire tower operator in this area for the Lands and Forestry Department and mans the tower on Ahren's Hill just north of Brainerd.
Poll finds skepticism about statewide tests
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesotans are skeptical about the rising use of standardized testing to measure a student's academic progress, according to a poll published Monday.
Power back after storm that hit Lake Elmo
LAKE ELMO (AP) -- Power was restored to nearly all Xcel Energy customers in suburbs east of St. Paul following powerful thunderstorms with high winds and hail this weekend.
Area firefighters head for Black Hills
Area fire engines prepared to fight fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area will instead fight the fire blazing through the Black Hills National Forest.
The Crisis Line and Referral Service will be offering phone line volunteer training starting Sept. 20.
Districts trading class time for teacher development
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Many Minnesota schoolchildren will spend fewer days in school this year -- up to three days fewer.
Week set aside to promote peace
It's time to spread the love -- and keep the peace.
Parents of dying woman killed in crash
RICHFIELD (AP) -- When their daughter slipped into a coma last week, John Holahan and Rosalind Plant Holahan made the drive from Annandale to Richfield to be with her.
Vanessa Grossman, the daughter of Jim and Priscella Grossman of Brainerd, studied Chinese last week at Concordia Language Villages at Concordia College in Moorhead.
Both sides set to debate power line controversy
PROCTOR (AP) -- Opponents of a plan to upgrade 12 miles of high-voltage power lines between Hermantown and Oliver planned to use a set of public hearings to demand a more extensive environmental review.
City spraying blamed for mass butterfly deaths in Gaylord
GAYLORD (AP) -- Residents in this southern Minnesota town suspect that a city-sanctioned mosquito spray killed much more than the pesky bugs -- they think it also decimated the local butterfly population.
Concert, dance to get Peace Week started
A Week of Peace concert and teen dance, hosted by the Brainerd Area Youth ministries will kick off Peace Week, a week-long celebration for Sept. 23-29.
Spending rises twice as fast as incomes in July
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans' incomes rose modestly in July but their spending went up twice as fast, pulling the nation's personal savings rate to a record monthly low.
Teens efforts to legalize marijuana strip the pot
WASHINGTON -- Scarlett Swerdlow is a debating legend. Not only because she's won 49 competitions in a row -- "Nobody will ever do that again," says her debate coach, Rusty McCrady -- but because her last topic, legalizing marijuana, has turned into a crusade.
Crime hits record low But race gap between victims widens
WASHINGTON -- Violent crime in the United States continued its record-setting decline last year, but the gap between the number of white vs. black crime victims appears to be growing, according to new data released Sunday.
Western fire battle continues
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Beleaguered firefighters in Montana enjoyed something of a lull in their battle against dozens of wildfires, but a new blaze near Yellowstone National Park forced the evacuation of up to 150 homes.
ATLANTA (AP) -- John and Patsy Ramsey pledged their cooperation with police Monday as they arrived at their lawyer's office to answer investigators' questions about the 1996 death of their daughter, JonBenet.
An inside look at a fire season that came early with unprecedented fury
BOISE, Idaho -- The war against 1.4 million acres of wildland fires starts here at the National Intera
Fires spur wild horse roundup
WASHINGTON -- The western drought and wildfires are kindling an equine windfall for folks with a hankering to adopt some wild horses: The Bureau of Land Management is conducting an "emergency gathering" of wild horses in parts of Utah, Nevada, California and Oregon where the lack of water and grass has grown most extreme, and will be making the animals available to the public through its long-standing Adopt-a-Horse program.
NFL veterans looking for work
Veterans such as Anthony Johnson, Billy Joe Tolliver and Orlando Brown didn't make their team's roster Sunday on the final NFL cutdown day.
Comets savor fourth WNBA title
HOUSTON -- Winning doesn't seem to get commonplace for the Houston Comets, who now own a string of titles unmatched in pro sports in two decades.
USC smashes Penn State
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Southern Cal gave Penn State a dose of its own smash-mouth football.
Finley makes catch one year too late
Steve Finley made the catch he couldn't last October for Arizona. But the Diamondbacks will have to do a lot more to make it back to the postseason.
Williamsport is still place where dreams come true
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- No, actor and former Little Leaguer Kevin Costner said, when asked if he had ever been to Williamsport.
Veteran cornerback Dishman agrees to terms with Vikings
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings reached a contract agreement Sunday night with veteran cornerback Chris Dishman, a team official said.
Cockerham cut as Vikings reduce squad to 51 players
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Golden Gophers quarterback Billy Cockerham was among 14 players cut by the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday as the squad trimmed its roster to 51 players.
Storm postpones Vick's encore
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- The deafening applause that greeted Michael Vick and Virginia Tech in their return to the football field was almost enough to drown out the huge claps of thunder being offered from above.
Sox, Mariners get solid pitching
The White Sox and Mariners pitched like division leaders, even though Seattle isn't playing like one.
Cummings' hit in 10th tips Tigers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Once again, the Detroit Tigers got stuck at .500.
STAPLES -- Henry Larson, 63, Staples, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital of Minneapolis.
Bobby LeDoux, 36, Brainerd, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at home.
Anthony 'Tony' Jelacie
NISSWA -- Anthony "Tony" Jelacie, 43, Nisswa, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at home.
Charles W. Cook
LITTLE FALLS -- Charles W. Cook, 76, Little Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at V.A. Medical Center of St. Cloud.
Benjamin Carl Garrison
LITTLE FALLS -- Benjamin Carl Garrison, infant son of Terry and Paula Garrison, Little Falls, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital.
Luetta G. Mills
Luetta G. Mills, 76, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at Oak Crest Manor II of Brainerd.
Edward N. Hanson
GRAND MARAIS -- Edward Norris Hanson, 69, Grand Marais, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Cook County North Shore Hospital.
LITTLE FALLS -- Joseph Heberlee, 65, Little Falls, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at Veteran's Hospital of Minneapolis.
Chester Roberts, 78, Brainerd, died today, Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Lloyd 'Sonny' Anderson
LAKESHORE -- Lloyd "Sonny" Anderson, 67, Lakeshore, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at home, of cancer.
LITTLE FALLS -- James Atkinson, 85, Little Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
McALLEN, Texas -- Donald Stackhouse, 80, McAllen, Texas, and formerly of Nevis, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Comfort House in McAllen, Texas.
Lois A. Frazer
EAST GULL LAKE -- Lois Ann Frazer, 65, East Gull Lake, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at home.
AITKIN -- John Klee, 71, Aitkin, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
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The injustice department
By refusing for the third straight time to name an independent counsel to investigate alleged wrongdoing in the Clinton-Gore administration -- this time to investigate Vice President Al Gore's fund-raising role in the 1996 campaign -- Attorney General Janet Reno has established herself as an even greater stonewaller than Richard Nixon and his Justice Department, headed by John Mitchell.
You know who you are: the largest, most knowledgeable, and wisest people of this state. You voted against a socialistic premise that you are not c
Do drug resistance program's benefits outweigh the costs Never one to shirk from an unpleasant duty, Public Safety Chief John Wagner said something this week that has crossed many people's minds but that few have cared to voice: DARE's day may be done.
St. Paul paper endorses Yanisch
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Saint Paul Pioneer Press has endorsed construction executive Rebecca Yanisch in the DFL primary race to challenge incumbent Republican Rod Grams for U.S. Senate.
Gore focuses on prescription drug plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Al Gore is opening a weeklong focus on health care by telling older voters that his plan for prescription drug coverage is a winner for them and that Republican rival George W. Bush has offered no specifics at all.
Study shows how vouchers helped black students
The study, unveiled Monday, is certain to fuel the growing debate over vouchers in the presidential campaign and in California, where a voucher initiative will appear on the November ballot.
Third party candidates speak at state fair
FALCON HEIGHTS (AP) -- Third-party U.S. Senate hopefuls took their turns explaining what they would do with Republican Rod Grams' seat during interviews at the Minnesota Citizens' Forum at the State Fair.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican vice presidential nominee Dick Cheney concedes that major post-Cold War cutbacks in the U.S. military began while he ran the Pentagon. But he says Democrats have overseen a slide in recruiting, retention, morale and combat readiness in the last eight years.
Leaders of the pack
Brainerd's Dan Yaunick (91) and Ed Jensen (far left) led the three-wide pack of Dave Mass of Brainerd (12), Dustin Nelson of Ogilvie (center) and Tim Sweet of Brainerd out of the fourth corner in the Wissota Super Stock feature at North Central Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
Labonte retains points lead; Wallace continues dominance
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- He was bumped, battered and bruised, but Bobby Labonte finished the goracing.com 500 with his lead in the Winston Cup points standings intact.
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) -- Results Sunday of the Belterra Resort Indy 300 Indy Racing Northern Light Series event at Kentucky Speedway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, laps completed, reason out, if any, and money:
One week remains of NCMS season
With just one week left in the season, the action was intense at North Central Motor Speedway Saturday night.
Search is on for No. 1 runner
In Dave Herath's tenure as the Brainerd High School boys' cross country coach the Warriors have always had a clear-cut No. 1 runner.
Tigers could repeat as champs
PINE RIVER -- This year's Pine River-Backus football team has some huge shoes to fill but with 11 returning letterwinners the Tigers seem poised to repeat as North Star Conference champions.
New coach familiar face
George Kohan is the third head coach in the 4-year history of the Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team.
Soccer to make LF debut
LITTLE FALLS -- The newest additions to the Little Falls high school sports scene are full of optimism as the kickoff to their inaugural soccer season draws near.
Eight girl runners return
After suffering through a few years of injuries to key performers the Brainerd Warriors girls' cross country running team experienced a relatively injury free season last fall but didn't obtain the results it had hoped.
Others dream of matching BHS
"Believe the Dream."
Patriots should challenge for title
PEQUOT LAKES -- With a year of experience under their belts 12 returning starters should help the Pequot Lakes Patriots football team challenge for the North Star Conference title.
Runners look for good season
WADENA -- Late August mornings sometimes carry a fall chill in the air, bringing temperatures ideal for long distance runners.
Raiders open football season with win
DULUTH -- The Central Lakes College Raiders won their first game since Oct. 10, 1998, as they defeated the Mesabi Norsemen 27-20 Saturday in the Minnesota Community College Conference Kickoff Classic at Griggs Field on the Campus of the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
New setter will take spotlight
A setter in volleyball is like a quarterback in football and a point guard in basketball. A volleyball team's offense revolves around the setter.
Class C state amateur
Saturday, Aug. 26
Flyers lose boys' soccer opener
LITTLE FALLS -- The inaugural game of the Little Falls Flyers boys' soccer program wasn't a win but it was a learning experience.
BHS to make debut at Baxter complex
After spending their first three seasons playing at various locations the Brainerd Warriors' soccer programs have found a permanent home this season.
Lone starter returns in volleyball
AITKIN -- With the graduation of All-Great River Conference players Mandy Boyd and Marissa Chatelle and Chelsie Pratt, who received honorable mention, some fans may think this is a rebuilding year for the Aitkin Gobblers volleyball team.
Former Gophers football coach Stoll dead at 76
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former University of Minnesota football coach Cal Stoll, who coached the Golden Gophers from 1972-1978, died Friday at Fairview-University Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Football team hopes to regain stature
VERNDALE -- After a disappointing loss in last year's Section 4, Nine-Man final, the Verndale Pirates are anxious to return to their dominance of past years.
Braves unbeaten at state
FAIRFAX -- The Brainerd Braves advanced to the winners' bracket of the Class C amateur baseball state tournament with two weekend victories.
Youth will be served as Pierz lacks experience
PIERZ -- When you win a conference championship and return just four starters the following season, there are several things you might wish for.
Megans to lead tennis team
Their coach calls them "Megan and Megan."
Cards seek fifth straight state title
STAPLES -- You don't have to talk about streaks in area sports too long before the conversation naturally turns to the current streak put up by the Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' cross country team.
Strong group of runners returns
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers boys' cross country team graduated four seniors in Andy Forbort, Tom Nixon, Dan Ogard and Matt Cruser but return what might be a stronger group of runners.
Football team has high expectations
PILLAGER -- Last year head coach Pete Bothun and his Pillager Huskies football team ended with promise for the future.
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), KWAD-AM (920), KKIN-AM (930), KTLF-AM (960), 3WI-AM (1270), KVBR-AM (1340), KLIZ-AM (1380), KLLZ-AM (1600)
(Games 1:30 p.m. unless noted)
Gentle giant Brainerd's 330-pound McCulloch attracts interest of Division I schools
When you're 6-foot-4 and 330 pounds you attract attention.
Raider volleyball team wins two of three
DUPAGE, Ill. -- The Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team appears to be ready for the start of the conference season after winning two of three matches at the College of DuPage Invitational Saturday.
State participants provide key
Three returning state meet participants are the nucleus around which the Brainerd Warriors will build their girls' swimming and diving team this season.
Planning ahead helps families achieve a peaceful end to life
DEAR ABBY: It was about 3 a.m. The call came in as a signal 14. In laymen's terms, it means someone died. A 47-year-old, terminally ill woman had succumbed to stomach cancer. The call was close to the station so we beat the ambulance to the scene.
TV tower adds to Russian woes
MOSCOW (AP) -- Firefighters struggled for a second day Monday to extinguish a fire that gutted Moscow's giant television tower, as officials said there was little chance that people trapped in an elevator could be saved.
Clinton turns focus from economics to peace
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- After trying to convince Nigerians that their impoverished nation can embrace the computer economy, President Clinton turned his attention to something that has proved almost as elusive: peace in Burundi.
'CEBU, Philippines (AP) -- Six Western hostages freed from months of captivity by Muslim rebels left the Philippines on Monday aboard a plane bound for Tripoli.
U.S. calls Cuban migration policy inhumane
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department accused Cuba on Monday of systematically preventing Cubans holding U.S. visas from migrating to the United States, forcing many to try a high-risk escape by boat.
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