Leading indicators down slightly, another sign of slowing growth
NEW YORK (AP) -- A key measure of U.S. economic activity fell slightly in July for the third time in as many months, the latest sign the economy's growth is slowing, an industry group said Wednesday.
Sun Country optimistic despite growing losses
MENDOTA HEIGHTS (AP) -- Despite a sharp increase in second-quarter passenger traffic, Sun Country Airlines continues to lose money. Nevertheless, officials of the discount carrier remain optimistic about its future.
ViewMaster production goes to Mexico
BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) -- View-Master amazed a generation of American kids by transporting them into a wondrous three-dimensional world through a cheap plastic machine.
Major new frequent-flier plan announced
MINNEAPOLIS -- Frequent fliers on six major airlines will be able to exchange the miles they earn to help pay for goods and services from more than 100 online merchants under a program announced Tuesday.
Reports: Credit Suisse to purchase brokerage DLJ
NEW YORK (AP) -- Credit Suisse Group is reportedly planning to purchase brokerage Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, marking the second time this summer a Swiss banking giant will take control of a Wall Street firm.
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.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 500.
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.
WALKER -- One person was killed Sunday in a car and bicycle accident on Highway 371, just north of Walker.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 168, a year ago 170.
The story on Lloyd "Sonny" Anderson Tuesday should have said funeral services will be Wednesday, Sept. 6.
VANDALISM -- Tanner Motors reported three vehicle were vandalized over the National Hot Rod Association Nationals weekend. A Dodge Durango and a Dodge Ram were keyed on the drivers side and another Durango was possibly hit.
One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident Monday on Highway 10 at Royalton.
O'Day takes club championship
Sandy O'Day won her fourth straight club championship, her sixth in the last seven years Thursday at Pine Meadows.
Dahl designs Eagle's Landing
FORT RIPLEY -- He's not Arnold Palmer or Robert Trent Jones Jr., but Jim Dahl may be considered a bigger part of the Brainerd lakes area golf scene than the aforementioned.
Pro offers putting advice
We all know that selecting the proper line of a putt is an inevitable determinant for success.
Area golf shorts
Country Club Estates broke away from the pack of three to take sole possession of the lead with a 12-0 win over Thelen Heating Thursday in the men's Twilight Golf League at Pine Meadows.
Lakes area becomes golf Mecca
For golfers visiting the Brainerd lakes area, and for those who are full-time residents, this truly is a golf Mecca.
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.
Solution to scrub vegetables developed
Procter & Gamble has cleaned practically everything in America, from clothes, floors and dishes to hands, hair and babies' behinds. Now the consumer products giant is tackling a different dirty work: fruits and vegetables.
Area health briefs
Cass County will offer the following blood pressure and immunization clinics.
Students' bodies need steady supply of calcium
So, your teen doesn't like to drink milk most days, but occasionally pigs out on dairy products to make up the difference.
Study: Weight training sends more people to hospitals
As more people train with weights, more get hurt -- especially baby boomers and older people who are trying to keep from showing their age, a study finds.
Lights, camera action Going inside the intestine with a 'video pill'
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli company is ready to start testing its "video pill" -- a tiny video camera that monitors human intestines -- on patients.
Are you eating your veggies?
Unless you've been living inside a Hostess Twinkie for the past decade, you've undoubtedly received multiple messages that you
Every calorie counts
For nearly a century, nutrition scientists and dietitians have been estimating their patients' calorie needs based on the individual's sex, size, age, activity levels and even disease and injury states.
'Every Woman' handbook available for free
A national group of nurses wants women to leave their next medical appointment about a pound heavier -- the weight of a 300-page glossy magazine.
In war on smoking, all weapons are needed
The latest surgeon general's report on eliminating smoking puts it very clearly: "Preventing tobacco addiction among young people and promoting abstinence ... are the final common denominators ..."
Exercise aids organ transplant patients
Exercise is good for your organs, even if the organs originally were someone else's.
Be careful not to overload your children's backpacks
Overloaded backpacks crammed with books, binders, athletic gear and musical instruments are sending many children to medical professionals with complaints of neck and back pain.
Racing side by side
Shawn Wageman (21), Pine River, and Wayne Wooden, Brainerd, raced side by side coming out of the fourth turn in the Wissota Street Stock feature race Saturday night at North Central Motor Speedway.
Former CLC student's donation initiates Plut Scholarship
Mildred Stave, a former student at Central Lakes College, decided not to wait for anyone else to honor her favorite instructor, Joe Plut.
River rally, cleanup held along Mississippi River
LITTLE FALLS -- On Saturday morning, Aug. 19, Great River/Great People sponsored a river rally and cleanup along the Mississippi River.
Lake City has served as home to refugees since Vietnam War
LAKE CITY (AP) -- Svjtlan was a coal mine drafter. Marina was a medical student. Then the war got too close to Tuzla, Bosnia.
Tugboats still serve key role in Twin Ports harbor
DULUTH (AP) -- They're the unsung -- often unseen -- heroes of shipping.
Baxter teens show leadership skills as state 4-H leaders
BAXTER -- The 4-H program has proven to be much more than cows and canning for two area teens who made their way to the top, learning great leadership skills along the way.
STAPLES -- Kari Erickson will hold a registration night for a ballet, tap and jazz class from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Staples Community Center.
Program helps farmers prevent erosion
PLAINVIEW (AP) -- Much to John Bedtke's surprise, doing the right thing for his land was also the best thing for his family.
Ballot initiatives aim to preserve farmland
WASHINGTON -- The 913 acres of Ohio land that Geoff Mavis farms already are worth as much as $4,000 an acre, he figures, and the land gets more valuable as the suburbs of Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati creep toward it.
28th annual Little Falls Arts, Crafts Fair set
LITTLE FALLS -- The largest juried arts and crafts fair in the Upper Midwest will be held Sept. 9 and 10 in Little Falls.
Smoking ad on Little Falls building restored, with personal touches memorializing those who have died from smoking
LITTLE FALLS -- Smoking awareness has come a long way since the turn of the century, and Little Falls teen-agers have found a way to publicly document the history and effects of smoking on people.
Minnesota fire crews helping with Black Hills blaze
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota fire crews from 12 rural communities are helping battle the Black Hills blaze at the request of South Dakota's governor, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday.
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."
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.
BURNSVILLE (AP) -- Union members voted Monday to end their 2 1/2-month-old strike against the Pepsi Bottling Group.
College reports enrollment gains
Central Lakes College has opened the academic year with about 250 more students than last year on the first day of classes.
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.
Former St. Mary's student pleads guilty to bookmaking
WINONA (AP) -- A former St. Mary's University student has pleaded guilty to running a sports bookmaking operation out of his dorm room.
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.
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.
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.
Brent Anderson, a drywall taper with Stelter Inc. of Detroit Lakes, applied plaster to a window area in the Brainerd YMCA addition Monday.
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.
Morey's recalls smoked trout
A Minnesota company is recalling 260 pounds of smoked trout because it may be contaminated with salmonella, which can cause serious infections in certain people.
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.
Minnesota SAT scores continue to rank above average
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota high school students who take the Scholastic Aptitude Test continue to score above the national average.
'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.
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.
Sewer route along County 48 favored
Brainerd Public Utilities will start negotiations with East Gull Lake on a sewer route along County Road 48.
School board gives OK to Nisswa library project
NISSWA -- Residents and children here will be seeing changes at the Nisswa School early next year.
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.
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.
One person was killed and five others injured in a two vehicle accident at 1:56 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 169, at County Road 11 in Mille Lacs County.
Forecast of rain helps fuel optimism on lines
RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) -- There was something unusual on Montana fire lines early Wednesday: optimism, brought on by cooler temperatures, relatively light wind and forecasts of rain.
Ramseys say new questioning does little to help their case
ATLANTA -- Expressing confidence that they had aided the investigation of their daughter's murder, John and Patsy Ramsey said they nonetheless doubted that two days of questioning had lifted the "umbrella of suspicion" shrouding the couple since JonBenet was found dead nearly four years ago.
Lee could be freed Friday, judge rules
A federal judge in New Mexico ruled Tuesday that physicist Wen Ho Lee can be released on $1 million bail Friday under tight restrictions and following a thorough FBI search of his home.
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.
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.
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.
Group says improvements needed in rural education
WASHINGTON -- Eight Southern states and the Dakotas lead an advocacy group's list of troubled rural K-12 public education. The current national debate on school quality isn't addressing the problem, the group contends.
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.
Judge tells Ford he's prepared to order recall in ignition woes
DETROIT (AP) -- A California judge is prepared to order a recall of up to 2 million Ford Motor Co. vehicles over concerns that the vehicles are prone to stalling, the company said Wednesday.
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.
Head of CNN domestic operations to leave
NEW YORK (AP) -- The head of CNN's national operations, Rick Kaplan, is departing as the cable news network struggles to turn around sagging ratings. The company a
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.
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.
Minorities make up majority in California now
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota's black population grew at a faster rate in the 1990s than that of almost any other state, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
Lane's wife said husband hit, choked her before shooting
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Fred Lane's wife told a 911 operator that her husband choked and hit her and said her baby wasn't his child before she fatally shot the NFL running back in their home, according to a police recording released on Tuesday.
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.
Williams, Sampras win
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sometimes surviving to fight another day is good enough.
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.
Mets, Braves remain tied
About the only positive for the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves was that they played equally bad.
Union exercises option to extend labor agreement through 2001 season
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rejoice, baseball fans. No strike in 2001 and no lockout.
Rafter, Kuerten upset in U.S. Open
NEW YORK (AP) -- Patrick Rafter was back in the spotlight in Arthur Ashe Stadium with his high-kicking serve, crisp volleys and bouncing ponytail. It was just the place and time for Galo Blanco to shine.
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.
Sweeney delivers clutch hit
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Mike Sweeney delivered a special introduction and a clutch base hit all in one 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.
Rolling with the punches
Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez (left) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays batter Gerald Williams tussle after Martinez hit Williams with a pitch in the first inning Tuesday, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Williams charged the mound and a bench-clearing brawl ensued.
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.
Twins, Salt Lake Buzz may part company
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins and their Triple-A affiliate, the Salt Lake Buzz, could end 15 years together when their contract expires at the end of the season.
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.
American jumpers offended by Aussie's remarks
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- U.S. long jumpers Melvin Lister and Savante Stringfellow were deeply offended Wednesday by racial remarks made by an Australian long jumper, with Stringfellow comparing the comments to the offensive ones made by John Rocker.
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.
Red Sox down Devil Rays
After hitting Gerald Williams, Pedro Martinez started working on a no-hit bid.
James A. Atkinson
LITTLE FALLS -- James Allan Atkinson, 85, Little Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Luetta G. Mills
Luetta G. Mills, 76, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at Oak Crest II in Brainerd.
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.
Daniel 'Dan' C. Carper
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -- Daniel "Dan" C. Carper, 42, Jacksonville, N.C., and formerly of Little Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at home.
Chester W. Roberts
Chester W. Roberts, 78, Brainerd, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Robert Unzen, 88, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Little Falls Care Center.
Cora J. Evenson
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Cora Josephine Evenson, 86, Grand Forks, N.D., died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.
Evelyn 'Evie' Multz
PINE RIVER -- Evelyn "Evie" Multz, 84, Pine River, and formerly of St. Paul, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at Lakewood Care Center of Staples.
Bobby Jay LeDoux
Bobby Jay LeDoux, 36, Brainerd, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at his home.
Anthony 'Tony' Jelacie
NISSWA -- Anthony "Tony" Jelacie, 43, Nisswa, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at his home.
Evelyn M Multz
STAPLES -- Evelyn M. Multz, 84, Staples, formerly of Backus, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples.
Anthony 'Tony' Jelacie
NISSWA -- Anthony "Tony" Jelacie, 43, Nisswa, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at his home.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Joyce Bellefeuille, 64, Minneapolis, formerly of Little Falls, died today, Aug. 29, at her home.
Albert L. Manker
MERRIFIELD -- Albert Lee Manker, 85, Merrifield, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center of Crosby.
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.
PIERZ -- Joseph Heberlee, 65, Pierz, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at Veteran's Administration Hospital of Minneapolis.
Donna M. Jones
Donna Mae Jones, 69, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at home.
Henry L. Larson
STAPLES -- Henry LeVon Larson, 63, Staples, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Federal lawmakers' addresses
Sen. Paul Wellstone
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.
This bounce business
THIS JUST IN:
I am sure many of you have seen in the news PETA's latest sad and sickening self promotion. In Wisconsin the
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.
Look who's being accused of distortion himself
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura, who frequently accuses the media of distortion, is being accused of the same thing because of his new book.
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.
Ventura tells lawyers that thin skin is his biggest fault
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura says his biggest fault is that he doesn't always take criticism well.
Ventura jabs at Wellstone, suggests he's mulling run
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura said on nationwide television that he thinks U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone has gone back on campaign-finance and term-limit pledges he made to Minnesotans.
Gore embraces three debates; Bush says he'll 'pick and choose'
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- George W. Bush is dispatching aides to meet with major television network executives and a special commission to decide on times, places and formats for presidential debates that Al Gore accuses him of trying to duck.
Brainerd incumbents, Baxter mayor enter races
Three Brainerd City Council incumbents and Baxter's mayor filed for re-election as filings opened for city posts Tuesday. Filings close Sept. 12.
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.
Bush spends as much money to reach voters as Gore does for primaries
WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush spent more than $40 million trying to reach voters through advertising and by mail and telephone, nearly as much as Al Gore doled out for his campaign during the presidential primaries, an analysis of campaign spending records show.
Asfeld, W-DC girl runners second
MORRIS -- Wadena-Deer Creek's Adam Asfeld was runner-up in the boys' meet and the Wolverine girls' team was second at the Morris cross country invitational Tuesday.
Brainerd tennis team falls to Willmar
The Willmar Cardinals defeated a young Brainerd Warrior girls' tennis team 6-1 in a Central Lakes Conference season-opening meet Tuesday.
Winning changes everything at Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Not since 1991 have the Minnesota Golden Gophers been in this position.
High School Volleyball
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.
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.
Pierz defeats C-I in tennis
Pierz 5, Crosby-Ironton 2
Local sports shorts
An informational meeting and equipment issue for Brainerd seventh-grade football players is scheduled after school Tuesday at Franklin Junior High.
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.
Pequot loses volleyball opener
Wadena -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines defeated the Pequot Lakes Patriots 15-7, 15-6, 12-15, 16-14 in a non-conference volleyball opener Tuesday. Missy Speed had 30 kills in the match for W-DC.
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.
Pequot family center to receive $100,000 matching grant from McKnight Foundation
PEQUOT LAKES -- They did it!
Lakes area briefs
PEQUOT LAKES -- The sixth annual Pequot Lakes Arts and Crafts Fair and A Taste of Pequot will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in Bobberland Park on the corner of Highway 371 and County Road 11.
Eliminate poison ivy, poison oak
Tortured by poison ivy all summer and looking for some payback?
Lakes area events
Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Golf Tournament, Saturday, Sept. 9.
Nisswa resident graduates from acting school
NISSWA -- Daren Blanck, Nisswa, recently graduated from the Guildford School of Acting in Guildford, England, with a post-graduate diploma in acting and musical theatre, as well as from the University of Wisconsin-Superior with a master of science degree in education and instruction.
Soon it will be Leaves! Leaves!
Weather drawing by Whitney Joyce in the Baxter third grade of Mrs. Brenny.
First hint of Autumn
of Brainerd Tuesday. The first hints of fall color have begun to show in central Minnesota. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Once again, showers skirt thirsty fields in central Minnesota
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Most of Minnesota's fields have had enough rain, although once again the showers skirted the central part of the state where rain is most needed, the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday in its weekly crop report.
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.
Farmers' Almanac sticks with 'secret formula' in predicting mild winter
LEWISTON, Maine -- Keep those mittens, snowblowers and heavy coats in storage: We might be in for a balmy winter.
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.
Schools hope to teach pushy parents a lesson
For a production of "Free To Be ... You and Me," the music teacher worked hard so that every second-grader had a speaking part. But that wasn't good enough. Some parents counted their child's lines and, deciding they were too few, complained to the teacher. And complained. And complained.
Executrix vows to withhold inheritance from her sister
DEAR ABBY: My wife is concerned about potential problems with her older sister. In January, they lost their father. Their mother is still alive. Her sister is executrix of the estate. She has told my wife to her face that she hates her.
Experimental classes offered across the United States
In this age of experimentation in education, here are some offbeat schools, old and new, offering unusual programs:
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.
Thousands attend Mass for slain American priest
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Thousands of Kenyans, including legislators and human rights activists, gathered Wednesday to pay their respects to an outspoken American priest shot dead last week.
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.
Clinton visits Colombia to support anti-drug plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Clinton headed to Columbia Wednesday with $1.3 billion in U.S. aid earmarked for propping up the South American nation's fight against drugs and insurgents.
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.
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