2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK 320: Keep eye on speedometer
ARLINGTON, Texas -- My brother-in-law, Bill Reed, was hurting the way people hurt after several days of chemotherapy. He was having a bad week -- until my wife and I rolled into his driveway in the 2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK 320 coupe.
Look at Volkswagen's Passat for performance
Everywhere in today's auto industry, it seems, the focus is on increasing performance.
'Last' Camaro sold for $71,500 at charity auction; buyer admits he 'wanted it bad'
AUBURN, Ind. (AP) -- The last new Camaro to be sold by Chevrolet -- a red, T-topped Z-28 -- brought a tidy $71,500 at a charity auction.
Kelly Bevans and his wife Sue of Brainerd have not one but three collector cars, a 1973 AMC Pierre Cardin Edition Javelin-AMX, a 1969 Mercury Cougar convertible and a 1969 Lincoln Continental Mark III.
Nissan comes up short with I35
After a near-death experience and with an assist from France's Renault, Nissan is coming back with a flood of new product that includes promising performance models for the Infiniti line.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle estimate: 450. Last Wednesday: 548. Year ago Wednesday: 450. Tuesday actual: 602.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle estimate: 500. Last Tuesday: 853. Year ago Tuesday: Holiday. Friday actual: 129.
MINNEAPOLIS(AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 450, a year ago 314.
Baking for dummies
"Baking for Dummies" (Hungry Minds, 2002, $19.99), part of the "For Dummies" series for beginners, demystifies the technical aspects of baking and attempts to bring old-fashioned techniques to nonbakers in the 21st century.
Banana bars worthy of a blue ribbon
One day I stopped over at my Friend Mary Jo Kobes' house. She had just made a pan of fresh banana bars and sent some home with me.
Seafood pairs well with lively seasonings
The appeal of seafood is perennial. In late summer, as the season changes, it keeps the flavors of the shore in mind -- and it's blissfully easy to make dishes such as the following, in which the seafood is given an extra lift with lively combinations of seasonings, including orange juice and peel, and hot pepper sauce.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
Fire destroyed a house and two garages Wednesday in Platte Lake Township in southern Crow Wing County.
How to contact Minnesota's federal lawmakers
Sen. Paul Wellstone
BAXTER -- A Pillager man was injured Monday in an all-terrain vehicle accident at the Highway 371 South and Highland Scenic Drive intersection in Baxter, said Baxter police.
Curt Bradford of Hutchinson and Ken Nelson of Perham shot consecutive holes in one Aug. 29 on the 165-yard 15th hole at Dutch's Course at Cragun's Resort.
Teen girls who are close to mom are less likely to have sex, researchers say
WASHINGTON -- Teenage girls who have close relationships with their mothers wait longer to have sex for the first time, researchers reported Wednesday.
Study shows steep drop in regular exercise among teen girls
The amount of regular exercise girls get falls off dramatically as they move through their teenage years, dropping to practically zero in many cases, especially among blacks, a study found.
McDonald's says it's trimming fat from menu
McDonald's, the world's largest fast-food chain, announced Tuesday that it will soon start frying its foods in a different oil that will significantly reduce the most harmful type of fat in its menu.
Study finds food link to pancreatic cancer in women
Women who are overweight and inactive and consume diets high in starchy foods may dramatically elevate their risk of pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest and most difficult malignancies to treat, a team of Harvard University scientists will report Wednesday.
Officials: Blood test for West Nile virus won't be easy to develop
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials don't yet know if a blood test for West Nile virus is even needed -- but if it is, it won't be easy to develop.
Negative images of aging take toll on elderly, experts say
WASHINGTON -- Television ads depicting aging baby boomers as "greedy geezers" and news stories calling older audiences "a bad omen for advertising revenues" pose serious risks for the elderly and may even shorten life span, a panel of experts on aging testified Wednesday.
New dietary guidelines offer flexibility in balancing fat, exercise
By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
HMO gives $1 million for sick boys' experimental treatment
Because of a $1 million research donation from Kaiser Permanente, two Amador County, Calif., boys with a rare genetic disease may soon get experimental transplants that offer the only chance to save their lives.
Cass sets preliminary levy
LONGVILLE -- Cass County Board Tuesday set the preliminary 2003 levy at the maximum increase the state will allow -- $12,735,838, or 5.02 percent above the 2002 levy.
Five judicial candidates vie for Walker seat
WALKER -- About two dozen citizens, Cass County Commissioner Jim Dowson and Leech Lake Tribal Council Chairman Eli Hunt were among the people who came to Cass County Courthouse Aug. 28 to hear five Ninth Judicial District judge candidates.
Cuyuna Range Women's Club to meet
CROSBY -- The Cuyuna Range Women's Club will meet 2 p.m. Monday at the Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library in Crosby.
Little Falls educator receives honor
Two Minnesota teachers recently were named Minnesota Forest Educators of the Year.
Hackensack approves comprehensive plan
HACKENSACK -- At a special meeting of the Hackensack City Council on Aug. 27, the council adopted a comprehensive plan for the Hackensack area. Funding for the planning was provided t
91-year-old Toivola Township celebrates premature centennial
TOIVOLA TOWNSHIP (AP) -- Alvin Saralampi probably knows more about Toivola Township than anyone on the planet.
Motorcycle 'Ride for Hospice' set Sept. 14
The seventh annual "Ride for Hospice" will be Sept. 14.
Committee plans to review building needs
LONGVILLE -- Commissioners Jim Dowson and Jim Demgen, acting as the board capital improvement committee, will review a proposal Sept. 11 for the county to purchase property for the Family Safety Network.
Five attorneys respond to questions from audience during candidate forum
WALKER -- The following are questions those attending the Ninth Judicial Court candidate forum asked followed by the responses:
Cass initiates jail discussion
LONGVILLE -- Cass County has initiated discussion with Beltrami, Hubbard and Itasca Counties to inquire about interest in a regional adult detention center to the north of Cass.
County seeks AMC achievement awards
LONGVILLE -- At the Cass County Board meeting at Wabedo Township Hall Tuesday night, commissioners voted to nominate the county's management information systems and highway departments for an Association of Minnesota Counties achievement award.
Cass County Board hosts first of two public hearings on land-related ordinance
LONGVILLE -- Cass County Board hosted the first of two public hearings Tuesday on an ordinance proposed to combine and replace the Shoreland Management, Non-Shoreland Management and Recreational Vehicle, Campground and Mobile Home Park Ordinances.
Cass receives Hackensack resolution
LONGVILLE -- Cass County Board received a resolution from the city of Hackensack, committing the city to complete an orderly annexation agreement with Birch Lake Township by January 2003.
Board approves land exchange
LONGVILLE -- Cass County Board gave preliminary approval Tuesday for Robert and Karen Brown to exchange a land parcel in Bull Moose Township with the county for a county parcel in Powers Township adjacent to the Brown's residential lot.
Cass officials to attend development meetings
LONGVILLE -- Cass County commissioners will attend two economic development meetings this month.
Cass County proceeds with highway design projects
LONGVILLE -- Cass County plans to improve County State Aid Highways 50 and 71, Upper Ten Mile Lake Road, will go into the design phase this fall after 30 years of controversy and planning.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Two Pequot Lakes sisters, both varsity cheerleaders, believe that cheerleading has undeservedly gotten a bad rap.
After 50 years, innovations of university's heart team linger
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Fifty years ago today, doctors at University Hospital saved the life of a 5-year-old girl -- and made history.
Cass reopens veterans service satellite offices
The Cass County Veterans Service Office is reopening the satellite offices in Pine River, Remer and Cass Lake, and adding a new s
The Daggett Brook Town Board will meet at 8 p.m. today to discuss 30th Street road improvement projects.
River levels lowered
To make repairs to the Sylvan Dam, the Crow Wing River has been lowered 5.5 feet.
Baxter could allow more bow hunting
BAXTER -- Baxter Council members discussed amending the city's hunting zone map to allow more bow hunting of the urban deer population, but are holding a decision until they get public comments.
City council accepts bids for construction of new buildings
Bids for the construction of the city's new buildings were accepted by the Brainerd City Council Tuesday.
The Red Cross has scheduled the following bloodmobiles in the Brainerd lakes area: noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa; 1-7 p.m. Sept. 16 by the Pine River Lions in Pine River; and from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Emily City Hall in Emily.
Reward set in LF shooting
LITTLE FALLS -- A reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of two suspects who fired gun shots at a Little Falls Police officer Aug. 29.
Gratke joins Baxter race
BAXTER -- A fourth candidate, Troy Gratke, joined the race for two Baxter City Council seats.
Fire hall proposed for Mill Park site
The northeast Brainerd Fire Hall is now proposed for the southeast corner of Mill Park.
Clearing the jam
Children riding buses arrived home much earlier Wednesday compared with Tuesday's first day of school for the Brainerd School District.
Input sought in city comprehensive plan update
Mike Brethorst, Brainerd City Planner/Community Development coordinator, is looking for input for the city's comprehensive plan update.
Brainerd, Baxter propose levies for 2003
The Brainerd City Council Monday set its preliminary 2003 levy and truth-in-taxation hearing dates.
Arbor Glenn project moving forward
BAXTER -- The $5 million project Arbor Glenn housing project on Excelsior Road, near the Paul Bunyan Trail, is expected to be ready for a move-in date on May 1, 2003.
Candidate speaks out
Voters seeking a U.S. Senate candidate with an "in-your-face" attitude may consider Minneapolis landlord Bill McGaughey.
Three held in meth lab case not linked to LF shooting
Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division officers, investigating Brainerd leads in the attempted shooting of a Little Falls police officer Aug. 29, arrested three people for operating a methamphetamine lab.
Transportation system a mess on first school day
It was chaos in the parking lots at the schools in the Brainerd School District Tuesday.
Inmates from a minimum-security prison are picking up building skills. Look for the story in Friday's housing section.
Brainerd Warrior Kixter seniors displayed the American flag that will be used in their half-time performance at the Warrior home football game Friday. The Kixters together with 150 Just For Kix dancers will present the patriotic tribute to 9-11.
Second person files for city council seat
There will be a race for the Brainerd City Council Ward 4 seat in November's election.
The two-time defending national champion Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team opens its home season tonight. Details will appear in sports Thursday.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 5 - 40 years ago (1962) - Brainerd has $610,000 worth of projects ready for work if federal funds are made available through a public works project plan which has passed in the House of Representatives.
Shouting erupts at council meeting
A discussion on a standing committee resignation turned into a shouting match at Tuesday's Brainerd City Council meeting.
Baxter struggles with replat issue
BAXTER -- What happens when a time expires on a development's plat and the city has changed its fee schedule in the interim?
DNR to shoot deer in Aitkin area in disease probe
AITKIN -- The DNR has announced it will shoot deer in a two-mile radius of an Aitkin elk farm where chronic wasting disease was found last week.
Baxter votes against TV access to meetings
BAXTER -- If residents want to see Baxter City Council meetings they will have to attend the sessions because council members voted against television access Tuesday.
Motocross track could be moved
The motocross races that have been at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds may be moving onto private property about six miles south of Brainerd on Highway 371.
LITTLE FALLS -- The Department of Commerce has awarded nearly $2 million in telecommunications grants to 26 schools, libraries and non-profit health organizations.
Cougar kill of llama reported
CROSSLAKE -- Ernie and Ellen Starkka have raised llamas for several years on their 70 acres near Crosslake. They enjoy the animals' friendly nature, but Saturday night the Starkkas got a visitor that was anything but.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 4 - 20 years ago (1982) - Tim Veith, the Central Lakes Conference's rushing king, picked up where he left off last season, breaking away for touchdown romps of 56 and 73 yards Friday night to help Coach Ron Stolski's Brainerd High School Warriors defeat Totino Grace of Fridley 19-14 in the opening game of the season.
West Nile virus in three linked to organ donor
ATLANTA (AP) -- Federal health officials confirmed that at least three of the four people who received transplants from a car crash victim became infected with West Nile virus, likely through the donated organs.
Consumer groups blast proposed IRS partnership with tax preparers
Four national consumer groups blasted the IRS Wednesday for the tax agency's proposed plan to partner with commercial tax preparers to offer online filing for low-income taxpayers.
Productivity grows at sluggish pace
WASHINGTON (AP) --The productivity of U.S. companies grew at its most sluggish pace in a year during the second quarter as the nation's economic recovery lost momentum.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Inhaling diesel exhausts from large trucks and other sources over time can cause cancer in humans, an Environmental Protection Agency report concludes after a decade of study.
Going it alone
WASHINGTON -- The quickening of war drums on Iraq within the Bush administration is reviving accusations at home and abroad of U.S. unilateralism, a stubborn willingness to go it alone on a range of fronts.
Russian space program tells 'N Sync singer 'Bye Bye Bye'
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia told 'N Sync singer and aspiring cosmonaut Lance Bass "Bye Bye Bye" Tuesday after he again failed to pay the $20 million fee for his planned ride into space.
House won't make education tax cut permanent
WASHINGTON -- The House on Wednesday rejected a bill making permanent the education tax breaks enacted last year as part of the $1.35 trillion tax cut. Democrats said the measure would take money away from public schools and add to the federal government's financial crisis.
Powell heckled as he defends U.S. record on environment, the poor at world summit
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Repeatedly interrupted by activists' jeers and protests, Secretary of State Colin Powell defended the United States' environmental record and its efforts to help the poor in the developing world at the World Summit on Wednesday.
Bush's approval rating drops to 60 percent in poll
President Bush's job approval has dropped to 60 percent in a new poll released Thursday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. His approval is in the mid 60s in several other recent polls.
Two beauty queens battling to represent North Carolina at pageant
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Miss North Carolina beauty contest is getting ugly.
One out of 10,000: Texan Kelly Clarkson wins 'American Idol'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- So the big question: How does it feel to be an instant American Idol?
Bush administration plans test program of guns in cockpit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is planning a small-scale test program of arming commercial pilots, reversing its previous opposition to guns in the cockpit.
Ex-Sunbeam CEO settles suit for $500,000
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Former Sunbeam Corp. CEO Al Dunlap will pay $500,000 to settle a lawsuit charging him with improper accounting at Sunbeam, where he earned the nickname "Chain Saw Al" for his relentless job cuts.
Report: Few sought help for Sept. 11 stress
ATLANTA (AP) -- Most people living near New York City suffered extreme stress after Sept. 11, but few sought help, according to a government report examining the psychological effects of the attacks.
Prosecutor says more charges to come in WorldCom case
NEW YORK (AP) -- The WorldCom accounting investigation will be expanded with new charges and possibly more defendants, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Bush pledges to consult congressional leaders before moving against Iraq
WASHINGTON -- President Bush pledged Wednesday to seek congressional approval before taking action against Saddam Hussein, and told wary U.S. allies their "credibility is at stake" as they decide whether to back his plans.
Athletics provide more bang for less buck
The Oakland Athletics are just what baseball needs. And right on time, too.
Williams sisters on course for finals
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fans watched quietly as if they had seen it all before. No drama, no disputed calls, not even a hint of an upset.
Giants face challenge in rare Thursday opener
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- This is nothing new. The NFL has opened its season on a Thursday before.
Gag Heisman campaign takes on life of its own
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- It started out as a gag, a group of college kids promoting a bench-warming Ohio State defensive back with a funny name for the most prestigious honor in college football.
Serena Williams stays on Grand Slam roll
NEW YORK (AP) -- Serena Williams raced across the baseline, reached a ball she had no business reaching and ticked it off the end of her racket.
U.S. hoops supremacy ends
INDIANAPOLIS -- My fellow Americans, we are not the best anymore.
Bates trying to play it cool against Bears
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Minnesota wide receiver D'Wayne Bates faces his former team, the Chicago Bears, this weekend, and the Vikings hope he's not too pumped up.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- It wasn't pretty, but the Oakland Athletics clubbed their way into history Wednesday night, and Billy Beane, the general manager who makes a mockery of baseball's so-called competitive and revenue disparities, suggested there's no way to know where this will end.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Ben David, 74, Pequot Lakes, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at home.
Dennis G. Radtke
AITKIN -- Dennis G. Radtke, 66, Aitkin, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Alice Magnan, 92, Brainerd, died today, Sept. 4, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Erma M. Killeen
AITKIN -- Erma M. Killeen, 77, Aitkin, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at the Twin Rivers Care Center in Anoka.
Bruce K. Smith
CROSBY -- Bruce K. Smith, 73, Crosby, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at home.
Donald M. Shepherd
BUTTE, Mont. -- Donald M. Shepherd, 73, Butte, Mont., died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, in Missoula, Mont.
Dorothy G. Tomovich
CROSBY -- Services for Dorothy G. Tomovich, 80, Largo, Fla., who died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Koop Funeral Home in Crosby with the Rev. Paul Mattson officiating.
Alice O. Magnan
Alice Oline Magnan, 92, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
STAPLES -- Tom Jeager, 62, Staples, died today, Sept. 4, 2002, at home.
Loretta B. LaFond
BLOOMINGTON -- Loretta B. LaFond, 95, Bloomington, formerly of Little Falls, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.
Sarah 'Sally' Bargabas
ROYALTON -- Sarah "Sally" Bargabas, 75, Royalton, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Judithe 'Judy' A. Aune
Judithe "Judy" A. Aune, 55, Brainerd, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at her home.
Roy T. Hegstad
MERRIFIELD -- Roy Thomas Hegstad, 98, Merrifield, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
PINE RIVER -- Mary Janet Mathea (Heath) Travis, 77, Pine River, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
RICE -- David Gunther, 53, Rice, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at home.
David C. Gunther
RICE -- David C. Gunther, 53, Rice, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Abraham 'Abe' Ewert
FERGUS FALLS -- Abraham "Abe" Ewert, 88, Fergus Falls, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls.
Ronald 'Ron' Aalgaard
LITTLE FALLS -- Ronald "Ron" Aalgaard, 72, Little Falls, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at his home in Little Falls.
Marion C. Felske
Marion C. Felske, 78, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at home.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Benjamin David, 76, Pequot Lakes, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at his home.
Anthony and Alexander Louks
DEERWOOD -- Anthony Jordan and Alexander Lee Louks, infant twin sons of Mark and Mary Anne (Semler) Louks, Deerwood, were born and died on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
BAXTER -- Marlene Jackson, 58, Baxter, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Marian Stumpf, 83, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
LITTLE FALLS -- Marian Stumpf, 83, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Judithe 'Judy' A. Aune
Judithe "Judy" A. Aune, 55, Brainerd, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at home.
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Rebuild the Twin Towers
Listening to Bruce Springsteen's recently released 'My City of Ruins" and being moved by his uplifting chorus "Come on, rise up," I suddenly understood why the public so soundly rejected the six proposed architectural plans for a memorial, and also why they will reject all future plans, however elegantly designed, by whatever famous international architects:
The fair -- An old friend
This editorial was printed in the Aug. 29 Mesabi Daily News.
A nuclear weapon just waiting to happen
Terrorists with the makings of a nuclear bomb represent the worst homeland security nightmare. So last month's removal of enough highly enriched uranium, or HEU, for 2 1/2 bombs from the poorly guarded Vinca research facility in Yugoslavia is a dramatic step toward making the world a safer place. But it is only the first step.
Tuesday's Brainerd City Council meeting provided a perfect example of the benefit of televised meetings.
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Five lawyers are running for district judge. What distinguishes the candidates is the effort they are making to meet voters and how much money they are spending. David Harrington is not spending the most, but he is easily working the hardest.
Treichler recounts 'race of his life'
John Treichler of Brainerd described his victory in the Wissota Street Stock Spectacular at North Central Speedway Saturday night as the "race of his life."
Several injured in explosions at Austin plant
AUSTIN, (AP) -- Five men were injured early Thursday in a series of small explosions at the Hormel Foods Corp. plant here.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Northwest Airlines is cutting about 1,000 jobs as it shifts to a reduced flight schedule for the slower, fall season.
USDA investigation into tainted beef reveals no wrongdoing
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A USDA investigation has cleared a Minnesota meat company of any wrongdoing after it was forced to recall 717,000 pounds of meat last month, a USDA spokesman said Wednesday.
Minnesota woman tests positive for West Nile virus
LUVERNE (AP) -- A woman from southwestern Minnesota who was hospitalized has tested positive for the West Nile virus antibody, health officials said.
West Nile virus linked to Fargo, N.D. death
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- The West Nile virus probably killed a man who died at a hospital here, doctors said. It is North Dakota's fourth human case and first fatality from the mosquito-borne disease.
Supreme Court removes incentive for charitable giving
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Supreme Court has revoked state income tax deductibility of charitable donations for thousands of wealthy Minnesotans, a development that could lead to a sharp drop in contributions.
Fire destroys historic prison structure in Stillwater
STILLWATER (AP) -- A landmark structure at the site of Minnesota's oldest prison crumbled in a spectacular blaze of flames, a loss to history lovers and developers who wanted to convert the complex into apartments and condominiums.
Construction firm fined by OSHA in Walker accident
WALKER -- OSHA has fined a construction firm after the building they were erecting collapsed here Jue. 27, injuring seven workers
First boosters meeting Thursday
The Brainerd Sports Boosters Club will have its first meeting of the 2002-03 school year at noon Thursday at the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen, located at 923 Oak St. between the Triangle Store and Temple Baptist Church.
Tech grounds Flyers
ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud Tech Tigers had 21 shots on goal as they romped past the Little Falls Flyers 8-0 in a Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer matchup Tuesday.
Warrior boys get first soccer win
WILLMAR -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer team got a big lift from the foot of Aaron Thelen Tuesday night.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Warriors defeated Rocori in junior varsity tennis Tuesday.
LF boys, S-M girls run to team titles
WADENA -- Jonathan Stoltman of Little Falls won the boys' race in 17:09 to lead the Flyers to a first-place finish at the Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational Tuesday.
Raiders' youth reflected in loss
Fergus Falls used late rallies in almost every game to defeat the Central Lakes College volleyball team 30-23, 28-30, 30-26, 30-27 in the Raiders' home and conference opener Wednesday.
Warriors enjoy weather, first win
A bright, sunny, 80-degree autumn day can bring out the best in a tennis team.
Tigers pounce on Little Falls
BELLE PRAIRIE -- Eric Bell of Little Falls scored on a penalty kick to help the Flyers avoid the shutout in a 7-1 loss to the St. Cloud Tech Tigers Tuesday night. Kyle Theisen and Ahmad Elmi scored two goals apiece for the Tigers.
Patriots roll past Aitkin in girls tennis
AITKIN -- Pequot Lakes' Ashley Meschke improved her record to 13-1 with a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles as the Patriots tennis team continued to roll, defeating Aitkin 6-1 on Tuesday.
Pine River-Backus blanks Pillager
PINE RIVER -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers, behind Carollie Christensen's 18 set assists and three kills, knocked off the Pillager Huskies 15-8, 15-3, 15-10 in volleyball Tuesday.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Even though a few key skill position players graduated it appears the Brainerd Warriors football team has found adequate replacements.
Warriors pin 7-1 setback on Willmar
Local sports shorts
MOORHEAD -- Three former Brainerd Warriors will start for the Minnesota State University-Moorhead football team when the Dragons open the season at home Saturday against Concordia College.
St. Cloud Tech towers over Brainerd
The Brainerd High School gym resembled the land of the giants Tuesday night.
Central Lakes College middle hitter Jessica Melheim of Nevis hit the ball away from the block of Kami Jesnowski of Fergus Falls in their match Wednesday night.
Brainerd, Alexandria resume rivalry
With the addition of Fergus Falls, Bemidji, Detroit Lakes and Moorhead to the Central Lakes Conference football schedule in 2001 many CLC teams didn't have an opportunity to play each other as in the past.
Gophers try to balance grief, football
MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Mason wonders how he'll find the right balance. He knows he must prepare his players for games, but he also knows he must allow them time to grieve.
Honest Reed helps Twins to 3-2 victory
SEATTLE (AP) -- In Ron Gardenhire's opinion, Rick Reed's honesty overshadows his big-game prowess.
Little Falls novelist sees science fiction-fantasy novel published
Publish America Inc., a small press with a suburban Washington, D.C., address, boasts about its commitment to "traditional" book publishing.
CLC auditions set for 'Going to See the Elephant'
Central Lakes College Theatre will hold auditions for "Going to See the Elephant" in the Bob Dryden Theatre on the Brainerd campus on Sept. 11-12. Auditions will be at 7 p.m.
If you can't get enough of Robert DeNiro, you are in luck this weekend. His latest vehicle, "City by the Sea," opens Friday in most area theaters. Not surprisingly, DeNiro plays a New York City police detective working a murder case in which his est
Eclectic mix to perform
In keeping with its long history, the Lakes Area Concert Association has booked an eclectic mix of professional acts for its 2002-2003 performing arts season.
Dixie Chick Natalie Maines wants to be an 'American Idol' judge, picks Kelly Clarkson to win
NEW YORK (AP) -- If Kelly Clarkson wins the "American Idol" competition Wednesday night, she might want to include Dixie Chick Natalie Maines in her thank yous.
For week of Sept. 5-11; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
THE GREAT WARPATH: North America's greatest concentration of forts and battlefields
ORWELL, Vt. (AP) -- Pine trees murmur as they are jostled by a breeze coursing over a rocky promontory high above Lake Champlain -- spectral whispers, perhaps, of European, American and Indian warriors who fought in the Lake Champlain Valley during two 18th-century wars.
TV marks its 75th year -- but where are the honors for its unsung inventor?
NEW YORK (AP) -- TV goes nuts for anniversaries.
Dixie Chicks release 'Home'
Last summer, the Dixie Chicks' rocket ride to country-music stardom hit a bump when they sued and were countersued by their record label, even as the trio's 1999 disc "Fly" marched toward becoming the group's second-straight album to sell 10 million copies.
Back on tour, Rolling Stones prove time is still on their side
BOSTON (AP) -- The Rolling Stones were midway through the opening night of their 40th anniversary U.S. tour, and Mick Jagger had just sung and danced his way through a cover of old O'Jay's classic, "Love Train."
LES CHENEAUX ISLANDS: Tourism poses dilemma in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
CEDARVILLE, Mich. (AP) -- An early-morning geology lecture might strike some people as an unusual vacation activity.
Artist of the Millennium? MTV says Jackson didn't receive award at VMAs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Jackson has received so many awards during his career, he apparently mistook a birthday gift from MTV as another accolade.
Scandinavian event planned in Aitkin
AITKIN -- The Aitkin Friends of the Arts will host a "Scandinavian evening" Sept. 21 with a Skal Klubb concert of traditional music and a "dessert buffet" of ethnic food.
Folk-blues trio of Koerner, Ray and Glover to open Grassroots Concerts fall season
PEQUOT LAKES -- The folk-blues trio of Koerner, Ray and Glover will open the Grassroots Concerts fall season at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium.
Nisswa-stamman asks for volunteers
NISSWA -- Nisswa-stamman is an annual Scandinavian folk music festival, modeled after fiddler's festivals in Scandinavia, at the Pioneer Village in Nisswa.
Mel Gibson's 'Signs,' 'Greek Wedding' lead box office
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mel Gibson's "Signs" remained the top box-office draw over the long Labor Day weekend, taking in $17 million.
Broadway this fall: A buoyant August could help an uncertain September and beyond
NEW YORK (AP) -- A funny thing happened on the way to Broadway's fall season: Two of its biggest hits arrived in August.
Ken Seaman, banjo player for the Bluegrass Patriots, played for the crowd Saturday afternoon at the Lakes Area Bluegrass festival at Ski Gull on the west side of Gull Lake. The weekend event featured several different bluegrass groups. Families camped at the festival.
Final chapter closes, with memorial, on tragedy that happened 78 years ago
BEMIDJI (AP) -- The final chapter has closed on a tragedy that happened 78 years ago.
No wake zone
No wake zone in East Gull Lake.
NISSWA -- For the past 14 years, the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce has recognized an outstanding individual for contributions to the community.
Great Lakes Aquarium continues to dry up
DULUTH (AP) -- The city has formed a task force to save the Great Lakes Aquarium after attendance and revenue have been about 22 percent below projections at the 2-year-old freshwater attraction.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance for showers and thunderstorms northwest and north. Highs from the mid 70s to the mid 80s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms central and north. Highs from the mid 70s northeast to the upper 80s southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers or thunderstorms far west late. Highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s.
Weather drawing by Katie Ranney of Mrs. Sedlachek's second grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny. Scattered morning fog north central and west. A chance of thunderstorms north and east. Highs from the mid 80s northeast to the mid 90s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Sunny or mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to the mid 80s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of afternoon thunderstorms northwest. Highs from the upper 70s to the mid 80s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy east and sunny west. Windy with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms central and east. Highs from the 80s far east...To around 105 southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny central and east. Becoming partly cloudy west with a slight chance of thunderstorms far west late. Highs in the 80s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms west and north central this morning...And statewide this afternoon. Highs from the mid 80s northeast to the mid 90s southwest.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Scattered thunderstorms this morning east...Then a slight chance again late this afternoon...Otherwise mostly sunny and hot. Highs in the 90s...Approaching 100 central. Tonight...A slight chance for thunderstorms east...Otherwise mostly clear. Lows 65 to 75.
Back to school
Weather drawing by Crystal Ranney of Mrs. Wilcox's kindergarten class at Lowell school.
The Rollin' Rangers will meet at Doty's Campground in Pine River from Sept. 8-11. Hosts will be Buster and Elaine Borders and Lawrence and Helen Bock.
Legionville Camp-O-Ree this weekend
Brainerd American Legion Post No. 255 will host the 33rd annual Legionville Camp-O-Ree Friday through Sunday at the Legionville School Patrol Training Center located on North Long Lake near Brainerd.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- First came "Scooby-Doo," now comes "I do" for Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Typhoon Sinlaku hits Okinawa, menaces Taiwan
TOKYO (AP) -- A powerful typhoon churned toward Taiwan early Thursday after its winds and rain lashed Japan's Okinawan islands, forcing residents into shelters, causing blackouts and halting transportation.
Israeli police detonate massive car bomb, averting catastrophe
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Police detonated a 1,300 pound car bomb Thursday, one of the largest ever discovered, and Israel's foreign minister said Israel averted a catastrophe that could have changed the face of the Middle East.
Afghan authorities release 55 Pakistani prisoners accused of working with Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Saying they no longer pose a threat to Afghanistan, the government Wednesday released 55 Pakistani prisoners accused of working with the former Taliban regime.
Germany rebuffs British attempt to rally support for U.S. over Iraq
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder rebuffed calls by Britain for Europe to help the United States against Iraq, saying Wednesday that Germany won't tone down its opposition to military action and won't "submit" to Washington.
Afghan president survives assassination attempt
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- President Hamid Karzai survived an assassination attempt Thursday when an Afghan security guard fired at his car as it was leaving the governor's mansion here, witnesses said.
Large blast rocks busy market area of Kabul, 22 reported dead
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A powerful car bomb rocked a busy market area in the center of Kabul on Thursday, killing and wounding scores in the bloodiest attack in the Afghan capital since the fall of the Taliban. A U.N. security official said 22 were dead.
Israel expels two Palestinians to Gaza Strip
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel expelled two Palestinians from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday -- an unprecedented step the military hailed as a powerful deterrent against suicide bombings and human rights groups condemned as a violation of international law.
Deranged man slashes 10 children
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A deranged man attacked kindergarten children with knives at a church cafeteria Wednesday, wounding 10 of them in a half-hour rampage that ended only after police moved in with tear gas.
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