Historically speaking, are SUVs safe?
The news again has been bad for Ford Motor Co. and some of its sport-utility vehicles in recent weeks.
No wonder Martin is protective of his Charger
Kurt Martin of Brainerd doesn't drive his collector car much because he said he worries what could happen to it.
Cars should be more important than the money
Still having my first car, a 1969 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe, means someday it will be restored and be an awesome cruiser.
HONDA vs. TOYOTA hybrids How they stack up
There's not much choice yet, but most major automakers plan to offer a hybrid vehicle or two within the next few years.
Coupes without B pillars -- again
Proving once again that there is little new under the sun, Mercedes-Benz is hailing itself as an engineering genius for developing a new coupe, the just-released CLK with no B pillar.
Schools advised to use caution in drug tests
WASHINGTON (AP) -- High school students who use drugs should be treated and counseled, not simply suspended or expelled, according to a new guidelines from the Bush administration.
CLC awards 29 Project Achieve scholarships
Central Lakes College has awarded 29 Project Achieve scholarships to area students for the 2002-2003 academic year.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle estimate: 500. Last Wednesday: 522. Year ago Wednesday: 549. Tuesday actual: 853.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 212, a year ago 293.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday hog estimate: 600. Last Tuesday: 693. Year ago Tuesday: 561. Monday actual: 1169.
Use good ingredients for home canning
During the last weeks of summer, a lot of people are making jams and jellies, pickling, freezing, canning and drying fruits and vegetables for use when snow is piling up.
Make easy breakfast for guests
The Labor Day holiday marks the last weekend before the kids go back to school and we all settle into a routine.
Fried Oreos, and a tomato tip
Seen at the Montgomery County (Md.) Fair last weekend: Fried Oreos, $1.50 each. They had enough batter to look like onion rings and were served with a pile of powdered sugar.
Strawberries top cream-filled wonton 'shells'
It's always fun to do something new with strawberries. This creation is different, stylish enough to offer as a dessert if you're entertaining, but still quite simple for the cook.
LITTLE FALLS -- A St. Cloud woman was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 10, two miles south of Little Falls in Morrison County.
Keep in touch with state lawmakers
Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, District 12A
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
Cass County court
WALKER -- A former part-time Cass County jailer pleaded guilty Aug. 26 in Cass County Court to felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct, reversing an earlier not guilty plea.
A reversal of fortunes occurred Aug. 22 at the men's Twilight Golf League at Pine Meadows.
Area tournament schedule
Aug. 30-Sept. 2 -- 10,000 Lakes Tournament - Whitebirch & Traditional
Carol and Pat Hendershott and Fred and Mary Boos shot a 35 in the low scramble score event in the co-ed outing at the Woods Course at Grand View Lodge Aug. 20
Golf education never ends
As the mornings become more brisk in the Brainerd lakes area, and schools are starting their fall sports programs, I am again reminded why the game of golf is so appealing.
Raiders hope to pull another strong golf showing
Since it was resurrected four years ago, the Central Lakes College Raiders golf program has experienced unprecedented success.
Olson women's champion at Pine Meadows
Tammy Olson won the Pine Meadows women's club champion Aug. 22, shooting a two-round gross score of 175.
FORE! Lessons get you going in the right direction
One area of golf often overlooked is course management.
Teens easily hooked on tobacco
Teens become hooked on tobacco much faster than researchers had previously believed, often after only a few cigarettes, according to a major new study.
Scientists improve memory and learning in mice by turning off brain enzyme
Scientists have boosted learning and memory in mice by blocking a brain enzyme, and they say the result could point to therapy for reducing forgetfulness in older people.
Study finds exercise reduces risk of a cold
WASHINGTON -- A more active day apparently helps to keep a cold at bay.
Tou Ger Xiong of Woodbury, a diversity consultant/Hmong storyteller/comedian/rap artist, opened two days of Central Lakes College faculty preparation for the 2002-2003 academic year last Thursday.
Minnesota State Fair history on display in Fair Museum
FALCON HEIGHTS (AP) -- If the Minnesota State Fair has an attic, it's the homespun collection of photos and mementoes tucked away in a quiet corner of Heritage Square.
Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, greeted more than 3,100 students as the 2002-2003 academic year began Monday. Warm, sunny weather appealed to Spanish instructor Jan Kurtz, who held opening-day classes in the shade of the Brainerd campus.
Study offers way to avoid heat injuries in full-uniform football practices
WASHINGTON -- A new study gives football coaches a way to head off heat injuries from the traditional twice-a-day practices in hot and humid August weather.
Thirty-five Lions volunteers from Deerwood, Merrifield, Whitefish, Crosslake, Nisswa, Baxter and Brainerd tested more than 500 Crow Wing County Fair-goers for glaucoma at their fair booth.
Cass County commissioner candidates share their views
Each Cass County commissioner candidate was asked to state the single most important reason they're seeking elective office and what he or she hopes to accomplish as an elected official.
Students' summer job consists of monitoring water in area lakes
Flipping burgers and changing oil in the fry bin is the extent of many high school students' summer education. But this summer eight Brainerd High School students have learned the importance of environmental stewardship and the basics of operating a small business.
Conservancy buys land on Pigeon River, part of Grand Portage route
DULUTH (AP) -- The Nature Conservancy of Minnesota has purchased 100 acres along the Pigeon River, the last unprotected stretch along the scenic and historic river, which runs for 90 miles along the U.S.-Canada border ending at Lake Superior.
The art of stained glass
HACKENSACK -- It started innocently enough as a hobby nine years ago for Karen Cass, Waseca.
It's up to all of us to save our waters
Crow Wing County is rich with water resources -- more than 400 lakes and hundreds of miles of streams and rivers contribute to the high quality of life that living in this area affords us all.
In a Page 1A story Wednesday on the Law Enforcement Center agreement between Brainerd and Crow Wing County, County Board Chair John Ferrari's comment should have said the city pays about $18,000 for maintenance cost or about 16.6 percent. The county pays the remaining costs of about $80,000 a year.
DUI penalty felt
Thanks to a new Minnesota law, a 41-year-old Brainerd man is facing a tougher penalty after being arrested for DUI.
The Brainerd School District's Building Committee will meet 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the district office.
Omni Broadcasting adding stations
Radio stations in Brainerd are within a few days of having a new owner, pending Federal Communications Commission approval.
Teaching assistant Linda Ludwig (left), and Bonnie Staples, first-grade teacher at Whittier Elementary prepared their bulletin board today for the first day of classes Tuesday, Sept. 3.
In a Crow Wing County story on Page 3A Wednesday, information about the Minnesota Family Investment Program was incomplete. One family on the program met the 60-month eligibility and had to exit the program. In the program, 12 additional families are in their final six months of eligibility.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 28 - 40 years ago (1962) - Work is nearing completion on a Federal Aviation Agency Vortac Station located about 7 1/2 miles East of Brainerd on Highway 18. The station will be filled with equipment to assist both military and civilian planes in navigating.
Officer has close call
LITTLE FALLS -- A Little Falls police officer narrowly escaped injury Wednesday after exchanging gunfire with two individuals.
Dorothy Ave. paving sought
Property owners of a 3,000-foot portion of Dorothy Avenue in Unorganized Territory want their road paved.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 29 - 20 years ago (1982) - Martha Misener of Brainerd picked up her $1,000 check as the successful searcher for the medallion in the Treasure Hunt sponsored by The Brainerd Daily Dispatch and Barrel O'Fun potato chips.
The Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair enters its 30th year next weekend with few changes. Look for the story Thursday in Tempo.
Changes in assessor's office OK'd by board
The Crow Wing County assessor's office faces some minor changes next year as part of a reorganization..
Board to review how planning office working
The Crow Wing County Planning and Zoning Department has been operating more efficiently recently despite the lack of an office administrator, staff members said.
Park commissioners named
Five residents from Crow Wing County were chosen to sit on the Crow Wing County Parks Advisory Commission.
A Page 1A story Tuesday should have stated Anne Nelson Fisher is a Brainerd City Council candidate in Ward 4.
County to pay city $450,000 for LEC
The Crow Wing County Board voted 4-1 Tuesday to pay Brainerd $450,000 for the Law Enforcement Center once the city vacates the center.
Back to school
College students say the computer is the most important thing in their dorm rooms. Look for the story Friday in Housing.
Scheeler to challenge Asplund
An incumbent whose at-large seat on the Brainerd City Council is up for election in November will be running against a current city council member looking to make the change from a ward to an at-large representative.
Hice files for seat on Baxter City Council
BAXTER -- Voters in Baxter will have a council race now that a third candidate, Tom Hice, has filed for one of two seats that will be decided Nov. 5.
County plans parking lot
The Crow Wing County Board agreed Tuesday to seek proposals for a project manager to design and build a parking lot on Front Street for employees.
Crow Wing County Board passes resolution recognizing Sept. 11
With that September day approaching -- a day no American will likely ever forget -- the Crow Wing County Board passed a resolution Tuesday to recognize Sept. 11.
Marana seeks re-election
BAXTER -- Council member Mary Marana filed for re-election to the Baxter City Council Tuesday afternoon, the second incumbent to file for one of two open seats on the council.
Bid awarded for Highway 371 welcome center
The Crow Wing County Board awarded a bid Tuesday to a architecture and construction management team for the Highway 371 Safety Rest Area-Lakes Area Welcome Center in Fort Ripley Township.
Taking the first steps
Amy Engholm held her son Jordan's hand as they boarded a school bus Thursday morning for their trip to Nisswa Elementary School for kindergarten orientation. Reichert provided the bus service to help kindergarten students become accustomed to the ride and school, which opens Tuesday.
Babbling babies are hard at work
WASHINGTON -- It may sound like meaningless nonsense to adults, but the babbling of babies actually is an essential verbal exercise that helps the very young prepare for a lifetime of speech and language.
Airports dropping security questions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airline passengers, starting immediately, will no longer be asked the routine security questions about whether they have kept a close eye on their baggage.
Saudi oil key to energy markets if U.S. attacks Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fear over war with Iraq has sent oil prices higher, but Saudi Arabia and its oil dominance may well determine whether a U.S. attack on Iraq will have worldwide impact on energy markets -- and choke off a struggling U.S. economic recovery with higher fuel prices.
The case of the puzzled judge
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- The judge in the case against Sept. 11 conspiracy defendant Zacarias Moussaoui is demanding an explanation from the FBI about how it could have missed evidence of an e-mail account that Moussaoui said he used in the weeks before the attacks.
Firefighter charged with starting fires
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A 19-year-old firefighter with the California Conservation Corps was charged with starting five fires that destroyed two homes and prompted 200 people to evacuate their neighborhoods.
Old Bush vs. New Bush Camps choose sides in Iraq debate
WASHINGTON -- Is Saddam Hussein's Iraq an immediate threat to the safety of the United States? President Bush says yes; Brent Scowcroft, his father's former national security adviser, says no.
Researchers find Japanese mini sub
HONOLULU (AP) -- A Japanese midget submarine sunk before the attack on Pearl Harbor was found Wednesday by researchers who stumbled across the vessel while doing training dives.
Four priests charged with sex crimes in Detroit
DETROIT (AP) -- Taking advantage of a provision in Michigan's statute of limitations, authorities charged four Roman Catholic priests who once worked in the Detroit Archdiocese with sex abuse in cases dating back decades.
Sun Country loses $4.5 million in second quarter
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Sun Country Airlines, which has been flying under new ownership since April, lost $4.5 million during the second quarter of this year, the company said.
Bush fails to win Saudi support
CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush met with Saudi Arabia's ambassador Tuesday to mend frayed relations between their two governments but failed to win Saudi support for the possible use of military force to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
U.S.-based support of terror groups scrutinized
DETROIT (AP) -- When federal agents raided a Detroit apartment shortly after Sept. 11, they found three men living in what was essentially a flop house, with no beds and garbage bags full of clothing.
Rumsfeld: Lack of coaltion won't stop U.S. in Iraq
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Speaking to troops that may do the fighting, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday that President Bush will not be dissuaded by a lack of international allies if he decides to use military force to topple Iraq's Saddam Hussein.
Stocks tumble on profit-taking
NEW YORK (AP) -- A hodgepodge of bad news on Wall Street prompted investors to collect profits again Wednesday, sending prices sharply lower for a second straight day.
Negative report is felt
NEW YORK (AP) -- A sharp drop in consumer confidence stifled investors' enthusiasm for stocks Tuesday, sending the market lower and wiping out Monday's gains. Technology suffered the brunt of the selling, following bearish comments from Intel's chief executive.
Kline out-raises Luther but still has less cash
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican candidate John Kline raised more money than Democratic Rep. Bill Luther in the last financial reporting period but still had less money in the bank, according to Federal Election Commission reports released Wednesday.
'Tell everyone I'm alive' -- seven missing since Sept. 11 terror attacks found
NEW YORK (AP) -- Albert Vaughan's family was sure he died on Sept. 11. Sure because he was last seen in the subway station below the World Trade Center, where he would occasionally sleep. And sure because no one had heard from him since.
Activists promise fight after Ohio high court says local agencies can't ban all smoking
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Anti-smoking groups said they'll keep pushing for smoking bans around the state despite an Ohio Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that prohibited health boards from enacting such bans.
Senate committee finds FBI officials inept in terror investigation prior to Sept. 11
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Senate committee has concluded that FBI supervisors in Washington made errors that stopped field agents from following up on evidence that could have foretold the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a preliminary report obtained by The New York Times.
Six in rural Alabama family shot to death, teen and baby reported missing
RUTLEDGE, Ala. (AP) -- Leah Hudson shook her head in disbelief as she peered over yellow crime scene tape at the rural Alabama homestead where six family members were shot to death.
Health officials: We're prepared
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is better prepared to handle the threat of terrorism following the Sept. 11 attacks.
LA bans pop in schools
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The board of the nation's second-largest school district voted unanimously Tuesday night to extend the ban on carbonated soft drinks to all its schools in an effort to combat childhood obesity.
Rural libraries at risk from tax crusaders
LOON LAKE, Wash. (AP) -- In the mountains and remote valleys of northeast Stevens County, anti-tax crusaders are trying to close the book on rural libraries.
WorldCom execs face indictments
NEW YORK (AP) -- The criminal probe of the WorldCom accounting scandal appears to be picking up steam.
Murder suspect described as erratic and withdrawn
OREGON CITY, Ore. -- Ward Weaver, a shipping and receiving clerk at a small tool company here, was never one of the guys. He was a meticulous worker but also cold, brusque and surly, co-workers said Tuesday.
Three Supreme Court justices say court should consider ending execution of teenage killers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an unusual public statement about the death penalty, three Supreme Court justices said the time is right to consider abolishing capital punishment for killers who committed their crimes as minors.
Medicare program to offer PPO choice
WASHINGTON -- Top federal health officials on Tuesday announced a new Medicare pilot program that will give about 11 million seniors -- nearly a third of current enrollees -- the option of choosing a preferred provider organization for their medical care next year.
Marketers could walk along with players
Goodbye, national pastime. Hello, football, NASCAR and extreme sports. A lengthy work stoppage by major-league players -- especially one that wipes out the World Series -- could cost baseball plenty by prompting companies to take their advertising elsewhere.
Fehr: Players' point man
NEW YORK -- Every time baseball engages in a labor dispute, somebody trots out this line: Major League Baseball has nothing to fear but Fehr himself.
Optimism surfaces from intense talks
NEW YORK -- A frantic round of shuttle diplomacy led to a sense of cautious optimism here late Wednesday night as negotiations to avert a strike by major league baseball players entered their final 24 hours.
Sampras has fun -- and a win
FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Occasionally, Pete Sampras will walk across the court at the U.S. Open and catch the shadow of the 19-year-old who first won here a dozen years ago.
Strike or not, baseball needs to improve how it runs its business
The simple truth is that baseball is not a very good business.
Bonds homers for fourth time in two games
DENVER (AP) -- Barry Bonds hit a solo home run in the first inning against Colorado on Wednesday night, his fourth homer in two games against the Rockies.
Selig to join talks; players says drug-testing deal reached
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two days before players were scheduled to strike, baseball commissioner Bud Selig planned to leave Milwaukee and head to the talks.
Yankees pad division lead
Strike or no strike, it looks as if Mike Mussina and the New York Yankees have put away the Boston Red Sox again.
Hawks make deal difficult
Ask any player if he wants a strike, and he would say no. Ask most owners, and their answer would be the same. But then there are the "hawks," the hard-line owners who would risk destroying Major League Baseball while claiming they're trying to save it.
Q & A
NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball's labor dispute has entered a critical phase in negotiations, with the union's upcoming strike deadline threatening to wipe out Friday's games and perhaps the rest of the season. The issues at the heart of the conflict are both complex and troublesome, and what follows are questions and answers to help explain the situation.
William 'Red' Keenan
AITKIN -- William "Red" Keenan, 82, Aitkin, died today, Aug. 29, 2002, in St. Paul.
Solveig A. Johnson
LITTLE FALLS -- Solveig A. Johnson, 74, Little Falls, formerly of Bloomington, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at her home in Little Falls.
William C. Hursh
NISSWA -- William C. Hursh, 53, Nisswa and Edina, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, in St. Cloud.
Patricia 'Pat' Copa
LITTLE FALLS -- Patricia "Pat" Copa, 59, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, of cancer at home.
Laura A. Bennett
CALUMET -- Laura A. Bennett, 82, Calumet, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at the University Medical Center in Hibbing.
Lloyd B. Thompson
Lloyd B. Thompson, 75, Brainerd, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Minnie Rademacher Davis
Minnie A. Rademacher Davis, 99, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
MOTLEY -- William Cunningham, 83, Motley, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at home.
A. Marcella Meyers
A. Marcella Meyers, 86, Brainerd, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Elizabeth 'Betty' A. Colvin
CROSSLAKE -- Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Colvin, 69, Crosslake, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Leo N. Kowalski
PILLAGER -- Leo N. Kowalski, 70, Pillager, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at his home.
Donald Freeman, 79, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at home.
William P. Cunningham
MOTLEY -- William Philip Cunningham, 83, Motley, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at Greater Staples Hospital.
Ruth R. Goetting
PALM BAY, Fla. -- Ruth R. Goetting, 90, Palm Bay, Fla., retired resort operator in Brainerd, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at her daughter's home in Palm Bay, Fla.
Patricia 'Pat' Copa
LITTLE FALLS -- Patricia "Pat" Copa, 59, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at home.
Lucille J. Thorsander
NISSWA -- Lucille Jane Thorsander, 84, Nisswa, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002.
Erwin E. Wise
RANDALL -- Erwin E. Wise, 65, Randall, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
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Hypocrisy is now in fashion
NEW YORK -- Sleeves, please.
Blessed with rain
Most of the United States is in the grip of a devastating drought, but one would never know it judging by the lush fields and forests of Minnesota.
WASHINGTON --Congress is becoming blander. No more "Beam me up!" refrains from Jim Traficant, the convicted felon and Star Trek fan who was beamed behind bars. No more Bob Barr and his relentless prosecutorial style. Cynthia McKinney is packing too, leaving with her polarizing opinions.
State government is always an easy target for criticism when there is a budget crunch.
It may be rather late to be responding to the Aug. 13 "Quiet Raid" editorial by the Los Angeles Times.
Bush threatens the rule of law
"America will always stand for the non-negotiable demands of human dignity," President Bush said in discussing the challenge of terrorism last January in his State of the Union address. The first of the demands that the president identified was the rule of law.
Democrats are trying to make Republican ties to business a scandal that costs them votes and elections, but the Democrats are really just up to their old tricks trying to divide Americans.
Three events featured at BIR
The August bracket drag races at Brainerd International Raceway Saturday and Sunday will have something for everyone.
Supreme Court brushes aside candidate residency challenges
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Four DFL legislative candidates, including Sen. John Hottinger and Rep. Loren Solberg, will remain on fall election ballots after the state Supreme Court on Wednesday turned back challenges to their residency.
State traffic fatality record improves
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota roadways were a little safer last year, with fewer traffic deaths than the year before and the lowest number of severe injuries since the state started keeping record in 1977.
North Dakota has virus
Two states reported human cases of the West Nile virus for the first time on Wednesday.
Nursing homes wary of Medicare cuts
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The care of nursing-home residents could be compromised now that federal Medicare payments to the homes are scheduled to be cut by about 10 percent starting Oct. 1, health officials said Tuesday.
Target issues nationwide alert to recall white power clothing
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Target Corp. said Wednesday that it is recalling baseball caps and shorts from all of its stores after a California customer realized symbols printed on the clothing are a code for "Heil Hitler."
Teens admit to vandalism spree
COTTAGE GROVE (AP) -- Two teenagers have admitted that they broke windows, started trash bin fires and damaged Park High School in a spree of vandalism here, authorities said.
Attendance down, food sales up at State Fair
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) --- Attendance at the State Fair so far this year is down from a year ago, but food sales are up, fair officials said.
McGregor employees share $100,000 Powerball prize
McGREGOR -- Forty-three employees of FLOE International Inc. in McGregor, a company that manufactures aluminum recreational trailers, docks and boat lifts, claimed a $100,000 Powerball prize Tuesday.
FALCON HEIGHTS (AP) -- An obscenity-laced, threatening letter was found at the booth of independent gubernatorial candidate Booker T. Hodges at the Minnesota State Fair.
Iraq becomes a campaign issue in 2nd District race
FALCON HEIGHTS (AP) -- Politics at the Minnesota State Fair usually means shaking hands and asking for votes.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Fifty species of mosquitoes call Minnesota home, and scientists are trying to crack the mystery of which ones are killers.
Ventura's job approval remains at 43 percent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura's job approval rating stands at 43 percent, equal to the low he reached in March and far below the 73 percent he reached in July 1999, a poll published Thursday showed.
Police union faults chief
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The head of the Minneapolis police union criticized Chief Robert Olson for issuing 15 official identification cards for private citizens taking part in foot patrols in north Minneapolis after a disturbance there.
Moe, Peterson spell out proposals for flooding special session
MOORHEAD (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson renewed their pleas Wednesday for a special legislative session to approve aid for Roseau, Warroad, Mahnomen and other northwest Minnesota communities hit by flooding in June.
Equipment for boys planning to play Brainerd sixth-grade intramural football will be issued after school Tuesday, Sept. 3, and will continue the rest of next week.
New coach on duty
First year head Brainerd Warriors volleyball coach Lori Dean (left) and her assistant coach Carla Stall coached the Warriors to a 3-1 win over Sartell Tuesday night.
Fergus Falls blanks Warriors in boys' soccer opener
FERGUS FALLS -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer team opened its season on a down note, getting blanked 4-0 by the Fergus Falls Otters in a non-conference game Tuesday.
Green teams collide in opener
Two football teams searching for answers will tee it up in their Central Lakes Conference and season opener 7 p.m. Friday at Sartell.
Local sports short
The Alexandria Cardinals defeated the Brainerd Warriors 5-2 in JV tennis on Tuesday.
CARDINALS STILL UNBEATEN
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals stayed unbeaten with a 6-1 victory over Moorhead and a 7-0 triumph over Detroit Lakes Tuesday.
Aitkin battles past Pierz
PIERZ -- All three doubles team and Beth Beck helped the Aitkin Gobblers tennis team beat the Pierz Pioneers 5-2 for the first time in more than three years Wednesday.
Flyers come up short
ST. CLOUD -- The Little Falls Flyers boys' soccer team lost its season opener 2-1 Tuesday at the hands of the St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders in non-conference action.
Brenny, S-M girls win Moorhead meet
MOORHEAD -- Brittany Brenny was the individual champion and the Staples-Motley girls' cross country team raced to victory at the Moorhead Invitational Tuesday.
BHS girls earn first victory of season
BEMIDJI -- Brainerd's Anni Rangen scored the game-winner in the 17th minute, leading the Warriors to a 2-1 win over Bemidji and giving them their first victory of the season. Ally Hartje assisted on the play.
Crusaders light up Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- The St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders scored four goals in the first half and cruised past the Little Falls Flyers, 5-1 Tuesday.
C-I blanks Pillager in volleyball
PILLAGER -- Sarah Uglem's eight kills and Emily Perrine's 19 set assists helped lead the Crosby-Ironton Rangers over Pillager 15-2, 17-15, 15-2 Tuesday.
Warriors pick up win for new coach
Lori Dean made just one mistake in her Brainerd Warrior head volleyball coaching debut.
Netters suffer 5-2 setback
Brainerd Warriors tennis coach Bruce Thompson won't judge his team's success by wins and losses.
Vikings, Steelers to play starters longer than usual
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher's philosophy on playing starters in the final preseason game usually doesn't vary: get 'em in, get 'em out in a hurry and don't get 'em hurt.
Twins secure win over Seattle
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mays is finding his way back to where he was before going on the disabled list for half the season.
Twins up in limbo
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Depending on negotiations underway in New York, the Minnesota Twins' road trip to Oakland and Seattle could lead to their coronation in the American League Central, or with players booking their own flights home.
Twins compound Seattle's misery
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins understand the Seattle Mariners' recent struggles -- they've been there, too.
Schmitt, as Laura Childs, centers stories around tea shops; her next plan is to tackle series based on scrapbooking
Gerry Schmitt has capitalized on a surging nationwide interest in tea shops to launch her literary career.
Fall festivals planned across state
This is the Explore Minnesota events report from the Minnesota Office of Tourism.
Pulver finds success as Monica Ferris, author of Betsy Devonshire cozy needlecraft mystery stories
When Mary Monica Pulver's literary agent suggested her for a series of "needlework mysteries," the Twin Cities writer jumped at the chance, even though she knew nothing about the complicated craft.
Two plays presented at Readers Theatre
GRAND RAPIDS -- The Grand Rapids Players presented two new plays at their monthly Readers Theatre earlier this month.
Swedish-born Anderson to present program on her 10 years in Panama
Ingrid Anderson, Lake Shore, is well-known for all of her community activities regarding the Swedish heritage here in the lakes area.
'Signs' reclaims box-office crown
LOS ANGELES -- The signs are everywhere that summer blockbuster season has ended.
Roots music fans may want to wander over to Ski Gull for the first-ever Lakes Bluegrass Festival, a three-day event that opens at 5 p.m. Friday and continues from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Andrew Greeley tries his hand at 'ghost' writing with 'The Bishop in the West Wing'
Bishop Blackwood "Blackie" Ryan of Chicago is in Washington to investigate a mystery in the White House -- but not a murder mystery.
Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair sees few changes in 30 years, and that's how people like it
LITTE FALLS -- Change comes slowly to the Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair and that's just fine with those who organize it.
For week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
CLC music instructor records CD mixing piano music, sounds of nature
Michelle Sakry-Winkelman didn't have far to go to find a recording studio, but the pianist still had to wait in line at her husband's Water Foundation facility.
Central Lakes College has scheduled auditions for the Theatre Department's fall production of "Macbeth."
Capsule reviews of current releases
The following opinions regarding current film releases are by Los Angeles Times reviewers.
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
Three Dog Night still features two of band's three original singers
ONAMIA -- Aging rock-and-rollers have found new life on the casino and festival circuits, and Three Dog Night is no exception.
Caution: Road construction ahead
Most of us have heard the powerful and heart-wrenching radio ad where a mother discusses with her child why Daddy isn't coming home. He worked in road construction and a careless driver didn't see him.
State is haven for 'flying dogs'
DULUTH (AP) -- Minnesota has a lot of lakes, and those lakes have lots of docks on them, and a lot of Minnesotans have dogs.
Apples growing near Brainerd.
Big plans exist for bear center in Ely
ELY (AP) -- There's a new attraction vying for tourists' attention in Ely.
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Area Historical Society will open the Pioneer Village and Historic Depot Site on Main Street in Nisswa from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Saturday for Labor Day weekend visitors.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Areas of patchy morning fog in the east. A slight chance of showers and possible thunderstorms southeast. Otherwise...Partly cloudy skies. A chance of thunderstorms in the west...And a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms southeast. Highs of 80 to 90.
State forecast for South Dakota
Flood watch for the northern black hills portion of lawrence county until 700 pm cdt...
Minnesota state forecast
Flood watch northwest tonight...
It's coming to an end
Weather drawing by McKenzie Sell in the Lowell first grade of Sharon Jendro.
Minnesota state forecast national
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms...Except southeast. Highs from the middle 70s to middle 80s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Isolated afternoon thunderstorms north and west otherwise partly sunny. Highs in the 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Areas of early morning fog and low clouds...Otherwise partly or mostly sunny. Highs mid 70s to lower 80s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms... Mainly south and east. Highs from the upper 70s northwest to the mid 80s southeast.
What baseball strike?
Weather drawing by Grace Moran in the Nisswa kindergarten of Mrs. Lykins.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Areas of early morning fog and low cloudiness then partly or mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to low 80s...Cooler near lake michigan.
State forecast for North Dakota
Flood watch tonight for parts of eastern north dakota...
Names and faces
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Actress Kate Mulgrew's "Star Trek: Voyager" uniform brought $50,000 at a weekend auction to benefit husband Tim Hagan's Democratic campaign for governor.
Names and faces
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Bryant Gumbel and Hilary Quinlan are honeymooning in Mexico, after tying the knot at the posh Breakers resort over the weekend.
Charity golf event to be Sunday for East Gull Lake teen
EAST GULL LAKE -- A charity golf event is planned Sunday at The Legacy at Cragun's for an East Gull Lake teen-ager who is battling a fatal disease.
Court rejects motion to reduce gas leak charges
BHOPAL, India (AP) -- A court declined Wednesday to reduce charges against the former chairman of U.S.-based Union Carbide Corp. for a 1984 gas leak that killed thousands in one of the world's worst industrial accidents.
Israelis look for smuggled weapons
GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP (AP) -- Israeli forces fired cannons at large metal tubes floating in the Mediterranean on Wednesday, trying to intercept a suspected weapons shipment headed for the Gaza Strip.
Few listen to tiny island's plight
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) -- The tiny island nation of Tuvalu sees the issue of global warming as a matter of life and death. Few at the U.N. development summit seem to care.
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