Study finds tires rarely linked to crashes
The numbers, repeated daily for weeks now in the news media, have been scary:
Auto ads don't convey right message
WASHINGTON -- One wonders about auto executives who seem intent on destroying the reputations of their companies and products with stupid advertisements.
1967 Chevrolet Malibu
Alan Rademacher of southeast Brainerd purchased this classic 1967 Chevrolet Malibu for only $75 when he was 14.
Honda's CR-V No power trip, but a practical performer
Colleagues and others who drove the Honda 2000 CR-V EX utility wagon complained about a lack of horsepower. I didn't understand this, until I put the CR-V on the highway. There, its lack of oomph became obvious. The vehicle struggled to keep up with traffic that nearly always left it in its wake. Whoosh! A truck sped by. Zoom! A sports coupe disappeared into the distance. Varrooommm! Ah, that was a Porsche. What can keep up with a Porsche?
Stocks are mixed in sluggish trading
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of brokerage companies surged Wednesday following news that Credit Suisse had agreed to buy Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, but the overall market was mixed in lackluster trading.
Ford forms online auto-sales venture
DETROIT -- In a bid to extend control of its vehicle sales into the fast-growing Internet retail channel, Ford Motor Co. said Friday it is forming an e-commerce enterprise with its 4,200 dealers so customers can buy Ford cars and trucks online.
Strong-willed kids insist parents earn right to lead them
QUESTION: I need more help in understanding how to interpret childish behavior. My problem is that I don't know how to react when my son, Chris, annoys me. I'm sure there are many minor infractions that a parent should just ignore or overlook. At other times, immediate discipline is necessary. But I'm not sure I'll react in the right way on the spur of the moment.
Erickson fulfills that role at Salem Lutheran in Deerwood
DEERWOOD -- One of the spiritual amenities Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood offers its parishioners -- and the community, for that matter -- is a diverse and multi-skilled ministry team.
Spiritualist community offers path to 'inner peace'
LILY DALE, N.Y. -- Maybe it's the drive past farms and along the wooded shores of a quiet lake. Or maybe it's passing through a gate into a cozy community of 19th century gingerbread-like houses and streets not widened since their horse and buggy beginnings.
GUMYs at Park United Methodist Church will kick off their fall activities with a pizza party at 6 p.m. Wednesday for all second- through fifth-grade youths of the church.
Who were the 'brothers and sisters' in Jesus' family?
Mention "Holy Family" and we immediately think of Mary, Joseph and Jesus. But in fact Jesus was raised in a boisterous household with four other boys and two or more girls.
Heaven would be amazed
Ephesians 2:13, 14 "But now Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one, and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall." NASB
Zucchini filled with beans has substance
Feast on summer vegetables by firing up the grill for Grilled Bean-Filled Zucchini.
Serve peach pie for holiday weekend
Labor Day is already here -- a legal holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September that marks the last weekend of the season before the kids are back in school.
Bake ice cream puffs for a dreamy summer dessert
Profiteroles, using the dessert's French name, are defined in "The Joy of Cooking" (Scribner) as cream puffs filled with ice cream and cloaked in chocolate sauce. In "Simple French Desserts" (Chronicle Books), Jill O'Connor calls them a Parisian bistro classic.
Food is now an entertainment product
NEW YORK -- The focus of the food media has changed dramatically since the days when Julia Child first stared into a PBS camera and taught Americans how to boil a live lobster.
Something new for stock quotes
Dispatch readers using Stock Quote Hotline services of Extra Access will hear a different message now when checking on their favorite stocks. The system has ben upgraded to report quote in decimals instead of fractions.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 850.
NISSWA -- Two people were injured in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday on Mission Road in Nisswa.
Brainerd Public Schools bus routes
SOUTH BRAINERD CITY BUS ROUTE
CLC men's golf team wins tourney
GRAND RAPIDS -- The Central Lakes College Raiders men's golf team flexed their golf muscles Wednesday at Pokegama Golf Course in Grand Rapids.
Raider golfers win second straight meet
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Central Lakes College Raiders men's team won its second straight golf tournament in two days, this time with a team score of 314 Thursday at the Wirth Golf Course.
Habitat's 'Building on Faith Week' comes to lakes area
The Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity affiliate is sponsoring the first area "Building on Faith Week" Sept. 10-18. This event is a "blitz build," which calls upon many people from area churches, community organizations, building professions and others to erect the major parts of a house in one week.
Gardening with bulbs program set in Pine River
PINE RIVER -- Special care is required when planting, digging, dividing and storing bulbs.
Program targets first-time homebuyers
More people should have access to home ownership with a new program in the lakes area.
Choices are limitless to cover your floors, walls, furniture
Cover the floors, walls and furniture, softly:
Design J-28 boasts cozy design
Design J-28, a cottage-style home with a steeply-pitched roof and reverse gables, illustrates how a roof can create a cozy look. See how the roof wraps Design J-28 and dips low to the ground around the front door? We associate that look -- from a very young age -- with comfort and security.
The Talon Chair, made of carbon fiber, is following in the speedy wake of the 1995 America's Cup winning yacht Black Magic 1 of New Zealand and the Ferrari F50, both of which are made of the revolutionary material.
You can add dishwasher to already crowded kitchen
Of all the rooms in your home, your kitchen is probably the most space hungry, while at the same time being the most difficult to modify. And, adding a new major component to an already crowded kitchen may seem like an impossibility.
Three options exist to fix sloping concrete walkway
Question: The concrete walk in the corner of our L-shaped house has settled to a slope of 3 or 4 inches. The slope causes rain water to seep into the crawl space. Can we top this walk with a thin layer of concrete, or will it crumble?
Design a work space that meets all your needs
Ideas from quilter Sue Pierce of Rockville, Md., provide a starting point for designing your own work space at home:
Leakproof flashing around chimneys is key
My firm gets more calls about leaks around chimneys than about any other problem.
Summer blooming shrubs are in their glory
Even after a colorful summer of roses, marigolds and zinnias, shrubs that flower in late summer are still a treat.
Tobacco survey shows use among state teens leveling off
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The latest snapshot of youth tobacco use in Minnesota brought mixed news to anti-smoking forces, who learned Thursday that teen use has leveled off even though underage access to cigarettes remains a problem.
The Thirty Lakes Watershed Board added Duane Blanck as a member of the advisory board.
Minnesota firefighters heading back from Black Hills
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota firefighters who were shipped to the Black Hills to protect homes from a huge forest fire headed back home Wednesday.
Holding on for the first day
Drey Loge hanged on to the arm of his mother, Kathy Loge, this morning as they headed into Riverside School for kindergarten orientation. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Proposal would link shelters via Internet
ST. PAUL (AP) -- One call. That's all it should take for a woman to get out of an abusive home, Sen. Paul Wellstone said Thursday in announcing legislation that would link battered women's shelters throughout the country.
James Sarff faces life in prison
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- James Sarff faces a potential sentence of life in prison after a jury convicted him of kidnapping his estranged wife and taking her to Mexico.
Glitch could snarl Twin Cities phone bills
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Twin Cities customers of Qwest Communications should check their telephone bills very carefully for the next few months.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 31 - 100 years ago (1900) - Wm. Moore had a house raising on the 25th and did his duty handsomely by setting up a nice lunch and oh! horrors, a keg of harmless beer, but it's all right, Billy, do it some more.
Man pleads guilty in 2 murders Ebinger linked to deaths in Cass, Wright counties
WALKER -- Michael Richard Ebinger pleaded guilty Monday in Cass County Court to second-degree murder in connection with the Dec. 4 death of 92-year-old Carrie Nagel of Hackensack.
Article irks DNR chief Access cut for Star Tribune for outdoors reporter
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Employees at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are being instructed by the agency's chief to deny interviews to a Star Tribune of Minneapolis reporter unless they get to read his articles before publication.
Brainerd officer attacked at library
A Brainerd man was arrested Thursday after assaulting a Brainerd police officer with a screwdriver at the Brainerd Public Library, according to Brainerd police.
Getting a jump on holiday travel is starting earlier these days
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesotans once again are getting an early start on their Labor Day travels, both to savor last long weekend of summer and to beat the traffic, resort owners say.
Building damage assessed after storm
Brainerd still is being cleaned up after straight-line winds ripped through the town Thursday morning.
Gram's aide's computer seized
ANOKA (AP) -- Anoka County deputies seized the computer of a top aide to Republican Sen. Rod Grams as part of an investigation into negative e-mails sent about one of his potential challengers in the fall election.
Perpich memorial to be unveiled in Chisholm
CHISHOLM (AP) -- A memorial to Gov. Rudy Perpich is set to open next month at the Ironworld Discovery Center in Chisholm, reflecting Perpich's childhood and early adulthood on the Iron Range and his time in public service.
Running for the melon
Crosby-Ironton cross country runner Joe Radinovich bit into his slice of watermelon after the annual "Run for your Melon" cross country meet Thursday at the Northland Arboretum.
ATV use on tax-forfeited trails discussed
Public trail systems can be used by everyone.
Wind clocked at 100 mph in city
Heavy rain and gusts of at least 60 mph -- possibly as high as 100 mph in one official's observation -- tore through Brainerd early this morning, causing power outages and damaging trees and other structures.
Ventura at fair
FALCON HEIGHTS (AP) --Expect crowds to get a little heavy Friday around lunchtime at the Independence Party's State Fair booth. Gov. Jesse Ventura plans to spend a little time shaking hands at 12:30 p.m.
It doesn't look like Brainerd will need to raise tax rate
The proposed 2001 budget for the city of Brainerd is expected to increase $272,000 -- an increase of 2.8 percent from 2000 -- and the city's tax rate of 35 percent will not be increased.
Schools fight federal ruling
The Brainerd School District is one of 300 Minnesota school districts that asked a court Wednesday for shelter from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which wants them to compensate employees who accepted less money for retiring at an older age.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The World Wrestling Federation wants to tap Gov. Jesse Ventura's political prowess for a presidential forum it is trying to organize.
Autopsy shows Duluth woman died of beating, strangulation
DULUTH (AP) -- A woman whose body was found near Lake Superior College died of a severe beating an
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 1 - 60 years ago (1940) - An estimated 5,000 people watched the fireworks display at Roosevelt Field last night to climax one of the largest Labor Day celebrations ever held here yesterday. The celebration started with the nearly two-mile long parade at 10 o'clock.
Jenkins woman held in stabbing
A 38-year-old Jenkins woman was arrested Wednesday following a stabbing incident at Jenkins residence, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department reported.
Lottery sales set record
ROSEVILLE (AP) -- The Minnesota State Lottery set a record in the 2000 fiscal year, with sales totaling $397.2 million, a 1.8 percent increase over the previous year.
Truck runs over, kills state trooper along I-90
LEWISTON (AP) -- Theodore Foss, a corporal with the Minnesota State Patrol, died while trying to keep the highways safe.
Changing weather thwarted fires
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Firefighters finally getting a break from the heat and high winds fueling wildfires across Montana have another dilemma -- dwindling supplies, from fire-retardant clothing to water hoses.
Clinton to leave missile defense to next president
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton has decided to leave to his successor the tough decision on beginning deployment of a national defense against ballistic missile attack, two senior administration officials said.
Pentagon: Forces ready for one war, but not two
WASHINGTON -- Most U.S. combat forces are ready to perform wartime missions, but if the country had to fight two major conflicts at the same time it would run a high risk of increased casualties because of shortfalls in the ability to move, supply and protect troops, the Pentagon said Thursday.
Rain brings hope to fire-stricken states
BOISE, Idaho -- A series of weather systems moving from the Pacific toward the Northwest Wednesday brought the promise of weekend rain and blessed relief to thousands of weary firefighters, but officials said it was too early to predict an end to the most costly fire season ever.
Engineers to study tires for safety defects
WASHINGTON -- Government safety engineers are poised to begin examining Firestone tires for possible safety defects that may have been responsible for 88 deaths and more than 250 injuries.
Parched Kansas soils threaten more than harvest
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Sizzling heat has already withered most of the Kansas soybean crop. Across the state, farmers rush to harvest their deteriorating corn and sorghum fields -- baked by triple-digit temperatures and no rain.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Target Corp. shares fell 11 percent Thursday and Best Buy Co. Inc. stock was down nearly 13 percent after the two large Minnesota retailers reported slower sales growth.
Temps can join unions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many of the nation's 35 million temporary workers will be able to join company unions, putting them in a position to bargain for medical benefits and other compensations, as a result of a ruling Wednesday by the National Labor Relations Board.
Jobless rate ticks up to 4.1 percent
WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate edged up to 4.1 percent in August and total payrolls fell by a bigger-than-expected 105,000 during the month, the largest drop in nine years.
Cost of fighting wildfires expected to top $1 billion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal cost of fighting wildfires across the West soon will exceed $1 billion with Congress likely to dip into the treasury again this year to pay the final tab, federal officials said Wednesday.
'Going postal' called a myth
WASHINGTON (AP) -- "Going postal" is a myth, according to a commission formed to study violence at the post office. The panel found postal workers are no more likely to face violence on the job than workers in general, and only one-third as likely to be murdered there.
Center gets his first start as well
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Starting Sunday, this young, new and highly-praised starter for the Minnesota Vikings will get his hands on the ball on every snap he's in the game.
Wild open rookie camp
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The first players to skate in a Minnesota Wild uniform hit the ice Friday when the team opens a four-day rookie training camp.
Royals bake Twins
DP--Minnesota 2, Kansas City 2. LOB--Minnesota 8, Kansas City 6. 2B--Coomer (25), JMaxwell (5), THunter (9), Koskie (26), JJones (18), Damon (35), MJSweeney (27), Quinn (27). 3B--Randa (4). HR--Hocking (4), Quinn (19). SB--CGuzman (24).
NCAA suspends Badgers after shoe investigation
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Things could've been worse for the Wisconsin Badgers, but only if they lost their first game.
Culpepper is in control
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Daunte Culpepper, whose next NFL pass will be his first, didn't back down from the appraisal.
How the top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college football poll fared Thursday:
Even with baggage, Blazers think Kemp might be missing piece
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Even if Shawn Kemp never soars again like he did as a high-flying 20-year-old, the Portland Trail Blazers think he can help them get past the Los Angeles Lakers and into the NBA Finals.
Clement upsets Agassi in U.S. Open
NEW YORK -- There were no tears.
Joyce M. Bellefeuille
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Joyce M. Bellefeuille, 64, Eden Prairie, and formerly of Little Falls, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at home.
Eva S. Westling
AITKIN -- Eva S. Westling, 91, Aitkin, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Aicota Health Care Center of Aitkin.
Meldan T. Kapsner
LASTRUP -- Meldan Theodore Kapsner, 78, Lastrup, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Judith L. Daily
PARK RAPIDS -- Judith Lynn Daily, 46, Park Rapids, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at home.
Donna M. Jones
Donna Mae Jones, 69, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at home.
Duane 'Frenchy-Dewey' Doucette
Duane E. "Frenchy-Dewey" Doucette, 69, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, at home.
Let Nader in - Dispatch Editorial
Political parties are unusual creations. They're formed because like-minded people have a passion for certain ideas and principles. In a party's early days the members often rage and rail against the status quo. They'll labor in the political fields, achieve some success and one day they become the status quo.
The long awaited 371 bypass and bridge has finally come to pass, at the price of several millions of tax dollars. The Herculean task of coordinating, engineering, construction, environmental studies, and public meetings, etc. has been accomplished. MnDOT was charged with this responsibility by the Minnesota Legislature and they rose to the task.
George W. Bush's quiet confidence
PORTLAND, Maine -- Gov. George W. Bush exudes a quiet confidence these days that contrasts sharply with recent media portrayals of him as off-message and stumbling. In a lengthy interview, Bush told me he will soon ratchet up the debate with Vice President Al Gore on several major issues. Bush said he's going to press his point that the military is in serious need of repair. In a scheduled return visit to the American Legion, he plans to invite retired military people to talk about the problems. Bush said, ``The fact is, the military can't meet its recruiting goals, parts for machinery are lacking, training of Air Force pilots is behind, morale is low in some instances. Yes, we still have the greatest fighting force in the world, but at this rate it won't be in two, maybe four years.''
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The debate debate
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
This Labor Day weekend will be the fourth year marking the day that three boys (one relative) destroyed my parents' home by arson. I started writing these letters for the Open Forum on the first a
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Republicans, Democrats miss the point on military readiness
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
The world mourns a missionary who fought the good fight When an American missionary serving in another country is murdered, people all over the nation are shocked and outraged. To callously take the life of another person -- especially a holy person -- is unconscionable to most people.
In announcing bid, Goedker says he's not afraid to 'stand alone'
Gene Goedker, an at-large representative on the Brainerd City Council who filed for re-election this week, has ssued a filing statement in which he promised to "stand alone" on tough issues when necessary.
Two more enter races
All of the Brainerd City Council incumbents have now filed for re-election but no challengers have surfaced yet. And in Baxter two of three council incumbents are in the race.
Estate tax veto leaves issue for fall campaigns
WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders are vowing a prompt attempt to override President Clinton's veto of a bill repealing inheritance taxes, but if that fails the so-called death tax debate will play out in the fall election campaigns.
Battle lines forming over Bush, Gore comments on military
WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush's claim that the next president will inherit a military "in decline" is producing a political tug of war among former and present Pentagon commanders.
Dayton figures persistence is paying off
Two years ago Mark Dayton finished a disappointing fourth in the DFL gubernatorial primary.
Candidates will be asked to sign pledge to run positive campaign
Is there a place for civility in a political campaign?
Forum set on health care
A candidate's forum to discuss current health care issues will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Mississippi Horizons Middle School in Brainerd.
Mayfield working on safer car
Jeremy Mayfield got back in his car without worrying about the crash that sidelined him with a concussion.
NHRA slate includes CBIR
The Colonel's Truck Accessories NHRA Nationals at The Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway has been set for Aug. 16-19, 2001.
What's on tap in auto racing this weekend
NASCAR WINSTON CUP
The National Hot Rod Association, winners (TF--Top Fuel; FC--Funny Car; PS--Pro Stock; PM--Pro Stock Motorcycle; PT--Pro Stock Truck) in parentheses, and driver point standings:
Staples-Motley falters in opener
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals football team was defeated 40-14 by Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in its season opener Thursday.
High school season openers often don't cause heart palpitations because one team can be more skilled than another at this stage of the year.
U adds rowing
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota is adding women's rowing to its sports lineup, helping balance the men's and women's sports programs as required under Title IX.
High school volleyball scores
Albany def. Litchfield 15-12, 15-7, 15-9
High school football scores
Adrion 27, Fulda 8
Alexandria runner leads the way in girls' battle; BHS takes 2nd
There was a light mist on the pumpkin and no need to chill the watermelon.
Local sports shorts
The Cellular 2000 Chargers of Brainerd claimed the beat the Class C over-35 state amateur baseball championship last weekend.
Abdul-Khaliq not your average freshman QB
MINNEAPOLIS -- College coaches, especially those coming off winning seasons, usually abhor handing over their offenses to a freshman.
Brainerd opens against volleyball powerhouse
Many teams would like to ease into a season with a sacrificial lamb as their first opponent.
Rangers' Anderson finishes first in boys' cross country
Boys' cross country teams from all over the country run to post the best time and maybe take home a trophy or a title.
Helped by his father Mark Anderson (left) and friend Brian Stumvoll, Chad Anderson caught his breath after finishing ninth with a time of 19:23 in the Run for Your Melon cross country meet at the Northland Arboretum Thursday.
Little Falls beats Apollo in area volleyball competition
ST. CLOUD -- The Little Falls Flyers volleyball team defeated the Apollo Eagles 15-11, 15-12, 13-15, 15-8 Thursday in Central Lakes Conference play.
Jelacie remembered for his love of hockey
Tony Jelacie, who died suddenly this week at the age of 43, was one of Brainerd's first big-time hockey players.
Rangers blast Gobblers
CROSBY -- It looked to be a repeat performance by the Aitkin Gobblers football team against the Crosby-Ironton Rangers until Ben Baratto decided he wasn't going to let that happen.
Coon Rapids to battle Warriors in football opener
The Brainerd Warriors and Coon Rapids Cardinals will kick off the high school football season 7 p.m. Friday at Adamson Field.
High School Football
Pierz finishes second
AITKIN -- The Pierz Pioneers finished second in the Aitkin Quadrangular tournament Wednesday with a team score of 13.
Cross Country Running
Studer likes Braves' outlook in state amateur baseball tourney
To say this group of Brainerd Braves knows how to win is an understatement.
Tech booters romp
LITTLE FALLS -- The St. Cloud Tech Tigers scored nine goals in the second half and posted a 13-2 Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer victory over the Little Falls Flyers on Thursday.
Pequot blanks Onamia 53-0
ONAMIA -- Quarterback Chase Nelson rushed for one touchdown and passed for another as the Pequot Lakes Patriots football team shut down the Onamia Panthers 53-0 Thursday.
BHS soccer teams open with wins
BYLINE3: The Brainerd Warrior girls' soccer team kicked off their first varsity game on a new Baxter soccer field and came away with a 2-0 Central Lakes Conference win over the Willmar Cardinals.
Pequot netters beaten
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Perham Yellow Jackets defeated the Pequot Lakes girls' tennis team 4-3 Monday.
Area sports briefs
Brainerd Warriors assistant baseball coach Keith Peterson has been named assistant baseball coach of the year by the Minnesota Baseball Coaches Association.
Excerpts from 'Waiting: The True Confessions of a Waitress'
A couple I've waited on before comes in with their baby girl and sits down at one of my tables. There is dread in my heart. ... "You remember us, right? Greg and Kate? And this is our little Annalisa. Your name's Brenda, isn't it?"
'Survivor' rewrites the summer ratings book
NEW YORK -- The finale of "Survivor" drew 51 million viewers last week, ranking as the most-watched summertime television show since at least 1987, according to Nielsen Media Research.
'The Crew' doesn't really tickle the funny bone
"The Crew" is one of those comedies that tinkles rather than gushes with humorous relief.
Folk artist Hinojosa to open Grassroots season
The Grassroots Concerts fall season opens Sept. 8 with Tish Hinojosa, whose ballads with multicultural themes have made her a star on the national folk circuit.
Back-to-school books great for children
Students, from preschoolers to adults, are getting ready for the new school year.
'Ali: An American Hero' a solid TV-movie biography
Fox's "Ali: An American Hero," scheduled to be aired Thursday night, is a solid, respectable biopic focusing on the religious convictions of the living legend.
'Grant' is another notch in Max Byrd's literary belt
With "Jefferson" and "Jackson" to his credit, Max Byrd has written another outstanding historical novel in "Grant" (Bantam, $23.95).
Blues festival set this weekend at park near Park Rapids
PARK RAPIDS -- The first Park Rapids Blues Festival will get under way Saturday and Sunday at Silver Star Festival Park, featuring a lineup of regional and local blues groups.
Award-winning poet-park ranger draws inspiration from cave
MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK, Ky. -- Even before it can be seen, Mammoth Cave beckons.
Kottke, Mixed Blood Theatre to highlight Great River Arts Association's season
LITTLE FALLS -- The Great River Arts Association's performing arts season, which slides into view in September, offers a little of this and a little of that in a bold appeal for a broad audience.
Target Stores of Minnesota has donated $3,000 to the Heartland Symphony Orchestra to underwrite the cost of several school oriented programs, the Great River Arts Association announced this week.
For career waitress, patience has its rewards
An old proverb says that all things come to those who wait. It took Debra Ginsberg 20 years to realize that waiting was worthwhile.
'Bring it On' on top at box office
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Cheerleaders were more popular than spies at the box office over the weekend, with the pep squad spoof "Bring It On" debuting as the top film with $17.4 million.
Leibovitz's photo exhibit celebrates women
PHOENIX -- The images cover everything from the real and mundane to the glamorous and bizarre.
For week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Modern Library makes short history
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Modern Library Chronicles has launched a new series of short histories written by prominent historians and aimed at the general reader.
Oil painter Felippo to show works at Matthies Gallery
An oil painter with a flare for vibrant color and lively figures will exhibit at the Evelyn Matthies' Porthole Gallery in Brainerd, starting Friday.
Hollywood makes a run at the holidays with mixed offerings
The darkening 10 weeks between the end of summer and the start of the holiday bonanza, Hollywood's two seasons of excess, make up a slender but often flavorsome slice of the American movie pie. The fall always delivers a few prestigious offerings: last year's "American Beauty," the big Oscar winner, for example.
If you missed other 'Godzilla' movies, go see this one
"Godzilla 2000" is the feel-good comedy of the summer, and it may not even mean to be.
Documentary shows true Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong was one of the giants of American popular cultu
Guest instructors teach dance to more than 100 students
Music General's 2000 Summer Dance Camp was held Aug. 14-17 at the Music General studios in Brainerd with more than 100 dancers from the Brainerd lakes area, as well as students from Alexandria and South Dakota, attending.
Fall is around the corner
Weather drawing by Jordan Nentl in the Baxter School third-grade class of Mrs. Brenny.
Minnesota extended forecast
Saturday...A chance of thunderstorms west and south...Dry northeast. Lows from from near 50 northeast to the middle 60s south. Highs from near 70 northeast to near 90 southeast.
Weather drawing by Thomas Frak in the Baxter third grade of Mrs. Pelto.
LAKES AREA SENIOR
Mother disagrees that abusive boyfriend's ways have changed
DEAR ABBY: Last fall, my live-in boyfriend was abusive to me. My parents chipped right in and helped me move back to my hometown. They were wonderful and supportive even though I'd let them down in the past. They even bought a house so my children and I would have somewhere to live.
Names and faces
VAIL, Colo. (AP) -- Looking suntanned and healthy, Gerald Ford donned a hard hat and helped start a $9 million renovation project on an amphitheater that bears his name.
Friends who lent helping hands must learn to loosen their grip
DEAR ABBY: I am 50 and have been divorced for two years after a 29-year marriage that was, at times, physically and emotionally abusive. I work full time and attend college full time.
North-South: Tom and Carol Vind, 141.5; Ray Norrgard and Bill Black, 121; Pat Spradlin and Bruce Eastman, 115.5; Clayton Haglin and Mark Anderson, 107. East-West: Bud and Jean Forsberg, 133.5; Lorene Jewell and Pat Lande, 120.5; and Al and Carol Kline, 106.5.
Control tower alerted Concorde pilot of trouble
PARIS -- The first word that something had gone terribly wrong with the Concorde came from the control tower when the plane was in the air, according to a preliminary report made public Thursday by investigators probing the fiery crash.
Clinton vows to fight drug war but rules out escalation
CARTAGENA, Colombia -- President Clinton swooped into this troubled country Wednesday to showcase American determination to face down leftist rebels and drug traffickers. But he pledged that aiding Colombia will not embroil the United States in a military escalation echoing the Vietnam War.
Thousands attend Mass for slain priest in Kenya
LOLGORIAN, Kenya (AP) -- Making his final trip to his mission church on the Serengeti plains, the Rev. John Kaiser was eulogized Thursday as a champion of the poor and a martyr to the crusade for social justice in Kenya.
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