Fraction phase-out starts smoothly for stock exchanges
NEW YORK -- In a debut that a New York Stock Exchange official called "historic yet routine," the Big Board and the American Stock Exchange on Monday began trading a handful of stocks in dollars and cents instead of dollars and fractions.
Kathy Hegstrom was identified incorrectly in a story and photo in Sunday's Dispatch about the Democratic National Convention.
One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident Monday on Highway 10 at Royalton.
Dewey and Julie (Glenn) Larson, Bemidji, a boy, Lucas Maxwell, 9 pounds, 1 ounce, Aug. 8, 2000. Grandparents are Harold and Darlene Glenn, Pequot Lakes.
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.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a car fire at 5:21 p.m. Friday at the County Market on Fifth Avenue Northeast.
WALKER -- One person was killed Sunday in a car and bicycle accident on Highway 371, just north of Walker.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 500.
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.
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.
Garcia beats Woods at Bighorn
PALM DESERT, Ca. (AP) -- Perhaps the PGA Tour should switch to night golf. For one night, at least, Tiger Woods seemed almost vulnerable under the lights.
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.
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:
Sewer route along County 48 favored
Brainerd Public Utilities will start negotiations with East Gull Lake on a sewer route along County Road 48.
Ventura plans nine-city tour to sell book
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Nine cities will get a taste of Jesse Ventura's brand of political analysis next month when the Minnesota governor takes to the road to promote his new book.
Dance teacher sues, says SWAT team stormed wrong building during training
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) -- A dance teacher has filed a lawsuit accusing a St. Louis County SWAT team of terrorizing her by mistaking her for a participant in a training drill.
The Crisis Line and Referral Service will be offering phone line volunteer training starting Sept. 20.
How hot is it? Firefighter knows firsthand about the Western fires
AITKIN -- At a forest fire near Flagstaff, Ariz., this year Mark Seger, a fire response leader at the Aitkin DNR office, witnessed 125-foot flames, a situation where there was nothing to do but stand back and watch.
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.
'Regular person' loved lakes area
LAKE SHORE -- For a Lake Shore man, 30 years as a resident and business owner meant a life amid the much-loved landscape of Minnesota and Gull Lake. Lloyd "Sonny" Anderson died Saturday at his home following a battle with cancer. He was 67.
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.
Wenzel eyes billboard ban on new 371 stretch of 371
LITTLE FALLS -- Rep. Steve Wenzel, Little Falls, announced Monday he is preparing to introduce legislation that would ban or restrict the use of commercial signs and billboards along most of the new C. Elmer Anderson Memorial Highway in Crow Wing County.
BURNSVILLE (AP) -- Union members voted Monday to end their 2 1/2-month-old strike against the Pepsi Bottling Group.
Fisherman in coma after trying to retrieve lures from power line
PLYMOUTH (AP) -- A fisherman was in a coma Monday with burns over 25 percent of his body after he tried to retrieve abandoned fishing lures from a power line.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Week set aside to promote peace
It's time to spread the love -- and keep the peace.
C-I approves hike for paraprofessionals
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton School Board approved an agreement Monday with the unrepresented paraprofessionals for a 2.75 percent increase in salary.
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.
The Crow Wing County S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) is cooperating with county and city law enforcement officials to sponsor a group session designed to help seniors become more aware of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse at any age level.
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.
Brent Anderson, a drywall taper with Stelter Inc. of Detroit Lakes, applied plaster to a window area in the Brainerd YMCA addition Monday.
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.
Jury gets Sarff abduction case
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The abduction case against James Sarff went to a jury after prosecutors called the evidence overwhelming and his defense attorney called some of the evidence "unmitigated nonsense."
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.
White Earth Tribal Police oppose policy banning take-home cars
WHITE EARTH (AP) -- For the two years since the 15-member White Earth Tribal Police Department was formed, officers have been taking home their squad cars after work.
Vanessa Grossman, the daughter of Jim and Priscella Grossman of Brainerd, studied Chinese last week at Concordia Language Villages at Concordia College in Moorhead.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 29 - 30 years ago (1970) - A Brainerd boy will appear in the telecast on Sunday of the All-American Youth Bowling Championships. Richard Noreen participated in the tournament which was held Aug. 4 in Washington, D.C.
Airlines plan major frequent-flier change
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Frequent-flier miles will be exchangeable for goods and services under an initiative to be announced soon by Northwest Airlines, Continental Airlines and Delta Air Lines, the Star Tribune reported Tuesday.
Deal possible in Congress on minimum wage increase
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Signs of compromise have emerged for a bill to raise the minimum wage by $1 over two years, now that House Speaker Dennis Hastert proposed to move the legislation without two key tax cut proposals that drew objections from President Clinton.
Officials looking at suspects in Black Hills
CUSTER, S.D. (AP) -- Authorities were looking at suspects in a fire that has burned 101 square miles of the Black Hills National Forest, the forest's supervisor told a public meeting.
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
As choking smoke billows, Western residents fear lung damage
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Katie Gray-Murphy spent the last weekend of her summer vacation shuttered in her house, the windows closed against a gray shroud of wildfire smoke.
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.
Gusty winds hamper fight
RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) -- This is how bad it's gotten in the West: A wildfire ripping through a region here dotted with summer homes burns unabated, despite being named the state's No. 1 firefighting priority.
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.
Ramseys take questions
ATLANTA (AP) -- John and Patsy Ramsey's attorney said he hoped their first interview with police in two years would regain momentum following a dispute over a prosecutor's line of questioning in the death of their daughter.
Professor, student killed in apparent murder-suicide
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- A University of Arkansas graduate student recently dropped from a doctoral program after a decade of study and the English professor overseeing his coursework were shot to death in an apparent murder-suicide.
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.
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.
Tricia Nixon Cox denies father struck her mother
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Patricia Nixon Cox unequivocally denies her late father, President Richard M. Nixon, struck her mother and doubts he took an unprescribed mood-altering drug in the White House.
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.
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.
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.
Problems remain, answers few as Knight Commission reconvenes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The NCAA alone was unable to reform college athletics, and its power is dwindling as it faces one antitrust suit after another.
Sox, Mariners get solid pitching
The White Sox and Mariners pitched like division leaders, even though Seattle isn't playing like one.
Rookie to start at running back for Arizona
The season opener between the Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants could feature a pair of rookie running backs as starters.
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.
Dishman expected to start for Vikings
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Last year, Dennis Green waited until the regular season started to shore up his defense with veteran acquisitions Jerry Ball and Chris Doleman.
Union exercises option to extend labor agreement through 2001 season
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rejoice, baseball fans. No strike in 2001 and no lockout.
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.
USC smashes Penn State
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Southern Cal gave Penn State a dose of its own smash-mouth football.
Cummings' hit in 10th tips Tigers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Once again, the Detroit Tigers got stuck at .500.
Shock doesn't renew Lieberman-Cline's contract
DETROIT (AP) -- Nancy Lieberman-Cline, the only coach and general manager the Detroit Shock have ever had, won't be back with the team next season.
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.
Penn State out of Top 25 for first time since end of '92 season
Penn State's eight-year run in the Top 25 is over.
Williams, Sampras win
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sometimes surviving to fight another day is good enough.
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.
University of Minnesota alum is British Virgin Islands' only Olympic hope
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The British Virgin Islands have but one Olympic hope: University of Minnesota alum Keita Cline.
Dillon missed practice after assault arrest
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Bengals are awaiting an explanation from Corey Dillon, who missed practice following a weekend arrest for an assault on his wife.
STAPLES -- Henry Larson, 63, Staples, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital of Minneapolis.
Charles W. Cook
LITTLE FALLS -- Charles W. Cook, 76, Little Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at V.A. Medical Center of St. Cloud.
LITTLE FALLS -- Joseph Heberlee, 65, Little Falls, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at Veteran's Hospital of Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Joyce Bellefeuille, 64, Minneapolis, formerly of Little Falls, died today, Aug. 29, at her home.
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 his home.
McALLEN, Texas -- Donald Stackhouse, 80, McAllen, Texas, and formerly of Nevis, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Comfort House in McAllen, Texas.
Charles 'Chuck' W. Cook Jr.
LITTLE FALLS -- Charles "Chuck" W. Cook Jr., 76, Little Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center of St. Cloud.
James A. Atkinson
LITTLE FALLS -- James Allan Atkinson, 85, Little Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Chester W. Roberts
Chester W. Roberts, 78, Brainerd, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- James Atkinson, 85, Little Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
Lois A. Frazer
EAST GULL LAKE -- Lois Ann Frazer, 65, East Gull Lake, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at home.
Edward N. Hanson
GRAND MARAIS -- Edward Norris Hanson, 69, Grand Marais, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Cook County North Shore Hospital.
Luetta G. Mills
Luetta G. Mills, 76, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at Oak Crest II in Brainerd.
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.
Bobby Jay LeDoux
Bobby Jay LeDoux, 36, Brainerd, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at his home.
Lloyd 'Sonny' Anderson
LAKESHORE -- Lloyd "Sonny" Anderson, 67, Lakeshore, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at home, of cancer.
Hazel Bernice Hulke
PINE RIVER -- Hazel Bernice Hulke, 70, Pine River, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village in Pine River.
Luetta G. Mills
Luetta G. Mills, 76, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at Oak Crest Manor II of Brainerd.
Henry L. Larson
STAPLES -- Henry LeVon Larson, 63, Staples, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Chester Roberts, 78, Brainerd, died today, Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Anthony 'Tony' Jelacie
NISSWA -- Anthony "Tony" Jelacie, 43, Nisswa, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at home.
AITKIN -- John Klee, 71, Aitkin, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
Evelyn M Multz
STAPLES -- Evelyn M. Multz, 84, Staples, formerly of Backus, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples.
The bypass - Dispatch Editorial
One would think Brainerd area residents had never seen a stretch of pine trees or gazed at the Mississippi River before.
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This bounce business
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Federal lawmakers' addresses
Sen. Paul Wellstone
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.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) -- When Al and Tipper Gore stepped off the hotel elevator and found a string quartet playing for her 52nd birthday, it was the latest of many family moments to be captured on the campaign trail.
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.
A look at Nader's running mate
WHITE EARTH INDIAN RESERVATION -- Winona LaDuke's fax is out of commission but the other two phones in her remote lakeside log home are ringing constantly. From this unlikely site she is waging a bid for vice president on a Green Party ticket with consumer advocate Ralph Nader.
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.
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.
In prescription drug war, Bush gets pressure to Just Say Something
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The presidential campaigns of Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush are slinging ads and arithmetic at each other in a battle over prescription drugs for the elderly. But so far there's only one plan -- Gore's -- in the fight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Sports Boosters Club's first meeting of the 2000-01 school year will be noon Thursday at the Moose Lodge, 219 S. 9th St.
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.
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.
Little Falls boys take second in Milaca cross country invite
MILACA -- Led by Jason Thielen's fourth-place finish the Little Falls Flyers boys' cross country team finished second in the season-opening Milaca Invitational Monday.
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.
Others dream of matching BHS
"Believe the Dream."
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.
Football team has high expectations
PILLAGER -- Last year head coach Pete Bothun and his Pillager Huskies football team ended with promise for the future.
Runners look for good season
WADENA -- Late August mornings sometimes carry a fall chill in the air, bringing temperatures ideal for long distance runners.
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.
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.
Class C state amateur
Saturday, Aug. 26
Megans to lead tennis team
Their coach calls them "Megan and Megan."
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.
Mesabi East, Virginia to combine varsity football teams this year
AURORA (AP) -- Mesabi East and Virginia high school varsity football players will team up this season because not enough students signed up to play at Mesabi East.
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.
Raiders men's, women's golf teams primed for season
Since resurrecting the programs last year after a long absence, the Central Lakes College Raiders men's and women's golf programs are primed to make a statement.
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 coach familiar face
George Kohan is the third head coach in the 4-year history of the Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team.
High School Volleyball
(Games 1:30 p.m. unless noted)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Soon it will be Leaves! Leaves!
Weather drawing by Whitney Joyce in the Baxter third grade of Mrs. Brenny.
North Texas goes 59 days without rain
DALLAS (AP) -- A 59-day dry spell surpassing the Dust Bowl days of the Great Depression has turned lawns crispy brown, evaporated reservoirs and cost farmers and ranchers an estimated $595 million -- and forecasters aren't predicting relief anytime soon.
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.
Woman doubts she can find compassion for cruel in-laws
DEAR ABBY: I know you have heard in-law horror stories for decades, but I believe mine takes the cake. My in-laws actually threw a second wedding reception for our guests because they didn't feel ours had enough food. It was a catered affair in their home immediately following ours.
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.
U.S. sends FBI agents to help probe priest's death
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The United States has taken the unusual step of dispatching three FBI agents to assist with the Kenyan investigation into the death of an outspoken American priest, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
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.
Clinton meets Mubarak in quest for Mideast peace
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- President Clinton and Egyptian President Mubarak, emerging as the two main mediators in Mideast peacemaking, committed themselves to finding a solution but indicated no breakthrough was near after meeting Tuesday.
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.
Congressional staff meets with tire officials
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. said it provided some tires to Ford Motor Co. in Venezuela that did not have a safety layer Ford had requested even though the tires were marked as having such.
'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.
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