Mill sale status: Guarded optimism
The outlook for a potential sale of the Potlatch mill may be called guardedly optimistic, but no one has made an offer yet.
BAXTER -- Judy Borden is joining Nystrom & Associates, Baxter, as a full-time outpatient psychotherapist.
Terrorist attacks stunned markets, but corporate scandal and economy spurred more selling
NEW YORK -- Terrorists strike, the stock market sinks and a year later the numbers are remarkably little changed.
Bonds stilly rallying, but heyday could be over
NEW YORK -- Despite signs that the economy is strengthening, one of Wall Street's perennial safe havens -- bond funds -- is pulling in big sums from still skittish investors. But experts caution that those investors could be breaking the cardinal rule about buying low and selling high.
Sept. 11: Wall Street looks forward and back
NEW YORK -- Wall Street generally looks forward, not back. These days it's doing both as it prepares for Wednesday's anniversary of the airliner hijack attacks.
Sept. 11 dealt heavy blow over wide area
NEW YORK -- Scott Dahl's company is located thousands of miles from the World Trade Center, but his business still suffered a heavy blow from the terrorist attacks.
What to do when benefits lifeline is yanked
Beyond pay, employees often look to their benefits as a lifeline. And when their employer yanks those benefits away, they're upset. But can they do anything about it? Maybe, maybe not.
Sept. 11 changed consumers in both large and small ways
NEW YORK -- American consumers changed in ways large and small after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon a year ago.
Northwest, Delta adopt use-or-lose ticket policy
EAGAN (AP) -- The nation's major airlines have a new message for customers: it's our way or the highway.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
Around the watercooler
WORKING DEMANDS: Employees in the post-recession workplace are working longer and harder and rarely have a break from the daily routine, according to an online survey by CareerBuilder.com.
Westgate Mall shoppers might not have visited the mall's newest store, but they certainly have heard it.
Survivors say crisis prayers work
Powerful testimonies have emerged in recent weeks from people who called on God while standing in the shadow of death.
Does it matter whether America is 'under God?' Since Sept. 11, its citizens are saying yes
"One nation under God."
High holy days
It's natural for a teacher to think that September, and not Jan. 1, is the right time to mark the start of the year. So Harvey Cox, author and Harvard Divinity School professor, finds it fitting that this is the season when Jews begin their New Year (Rosh Hashana).
There will be an introductory session offered from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Sunday at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter. The topic will be "Why Christian?: For Those on the Edge of Faith.
In a troubled time, priests say they lead difficult, but rewarding, lives
BOWMAN, N.D. -- No misdeeds have tarred the names of Joe Vasquez, Dan Trapp, Jeffrey Zwack, Joseph Hanefeldt or Michael Haras.
PRAYER FOR SCHOOLS
As students all over the country head back to school this month, more than 150,000 mothers are being brought to their knees.
Honeymoons take on adventure emphasis
On the third day, Christine Bubser began having second thoughts. She and her husband, David Baron, had just begun a bike trip through newly opened Bhutan when Baron was clipped by a passing truck and thrown into a ditch. When he tried to stand, he found it quite difficult.
Watch found in Confederate sub may reveal past of its commander
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Scientists are using high-tech gadgetry to study the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, but a simple pocket watch may be the clue to unlocking the past of its commander.
In July we served 1,484 Meals and were open 26 days. This amounts to a daily average of 58. This number includes meals served at Camp Jabez, our weekly summer day camp. Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen has been a partner in Camp Jabez, an outreach to the children of our community, from the very beginning. Its heartwarming to see some of our families in the neighborhood being touched by both of these ministries over the summer. The Soup kitchen has provided food supplies both years! We offer both breakfast and lunch once each week.
Child in need
Do you like challenges? Do you like rewarding work?
Collecting couple has a lot on their plates
About 12 years ago, Brenda and Ken Fritz walked into an antique shop and opened up Pandora's box. Actually, it was a cupboard, a piece of Americana t
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 301, a year ago 289.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 450, a year ago 314.
Midwest farmers to appeal judge's ruling in milk-pricing case
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A group of Midwest farmers and dairy cooperatives will appeal a federal judge's decision to dismiss their legal challenge to a new federal milk-pricing regulation, their attorney said Thursday.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle estimate: 325. Last Thursday: 242. Year ago Thursday: 399. Wednesday actual: 497.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 300. Last Friday: 129. Year ago Friday: 311. Thursday actual: 377.
WALKER -- A substitute contract mail carrier accused of taking greeting cards and money from mail picked up between Laporte and Brainerd recently pleaded to felony theft.
The Brainerd Fire Department Thursday responded to a cut gas line next to Paul Bunyan Bowl, 1871 Excelsior Drive in Baxter.
Carrie Bath, Brainerd, a girl, Selena Morgan Johnson, 6 pounds, 2 ounces, July 21, 2002. Grandparents are Jessica Johnson, Brainerd.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
In a Page 1H story on Friday about inmates building homes, it should have said that the inmates built an addition onto the First Lutheran Church of Pillager.
ISLE -- Two men suffered minor injuries Friday in a two-vehicle crash that occurred five miles south of Isle on Highway 47 on the Mille Lacs and Kanabec county line, the State Patrol reported.
Brainerd school board Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
Leggatt playing for more than a trophy
MARKHAM, Ontario (AP) -- Tiger Woods is not playing in the Canadian Open. Ian Leggatt only made it sound that way.
Names of many candidates await voters in primary Tuesday
Voters will sift through numerous candidates when they go to the polls for Tuesday's primary election, winnowing down the number of people who'll qualify for the Nov. 5 general election.
Franzen joins Baxter City Council race
Rosemary Franzen, Baxter, readily concedes she's not a politician.
Ex-banker, ex-con running for mayor of Grand Marais
GRAND MARAIS (AP) -- Seven years after being released from prison for fraud, a former Midwest Federal Savings and Loan chairman is running for mayor of Grand Marais.
House releases flood aid plan; leaders to meet over weekend
ST. PAUL -- Following the Senate's lead, Minnesota House Republicans on Friday released their own plan for helping northwestern Minnesota flood victims.
Survey: Health insurance rates will keep rising
The latest national survey of health insurance trends is drearily familiar. Employers faced another year of double-digit rate increases -- 12.7 percent this year, the largest since 1990. And there's also less coverage for retirees and for small-business workers.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Victims of clergy abuse
Survey: One in five young adults use drugs
WASHINGTON -- America has almost 16 million illegal drug users, including one in five young adults, according to a government survey that suggests use of marijuana and cocaine may be on the rise after leveling off in recent years.
How to eliminate water in a basement
Aside from being a nuisance, a leak can cause substantial damage to framing, wall and floor finishes, personal property and can be the source of life-threatening toxic mold. Consequently, a leak never should be taken for granted, and maintenance -- caulking, painting, roofing, flashing, etc., -- should be performed on a regular basis to prevent such a problem from occurring.
Design K-34 is hard to sell
Design K-34 looks like a hybrid between two housing styles: contemporary and modified A-frame. A double-height entrance dominates one side, giving this home a commercial, motel-like quality.
A warning for fall
NEW MARKET, Va. (AP) -- It isn't enough that you've weathered the hazards of the typical garden season, shrugging off mosquitoes and chiggers, thorn bushes and poison ivy, sunburn and drought.
This captivating getaway home, Plan K-34, by the Homestore Plans and Publications Designers Network, is designed to maximize both indoor and outdoor living. Its open floor plan provides 980 square feet of living space and a large deck.
Inmates trying to build new lives
Don Henderson could barely read a tape measure the first day he showed up on the job four months ago on the Minnesota Department of Corrections Institution Community Work Crew site.
Minorities face home ownership hurdles
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans believe owning a home is the best investment they can make, although blacks and Hispanics still face obstacles to homeownership, according to a survey by mortgage giant Fannie Mae.
Accentuating the positive
The Mississippi River, involved neighborhoods and the historic downtown -- those were just a few of the positives about Brainerd that were selected and discussed by the close to 70 people who attended the first meeting of Brainerd's comprehensive plan update before the Brainerd Planning Commission Thursday at Mississippi Horizons Middle School.
Baxter deals with Excelsior traffic woes
BAXTER -- There have been questions about a busy Excelsior Drive and how best to deal with increased traffic demands, including vehicles entering and exiting Arbor Glenn.
Wednesday Americans from the lakes area and across the globe will share a single thought.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 6 - 20 years ago (1982) - Mike Guin, Brainerd, recently was crowned 1982 World Champion Northern Pike Fisherman at Mille Lacs Lake. Guin garnered the title by placing first in total weight of catch among 40 entries.
Project launched for lakes area families in crisis
BAXTER -- There can be myriad reasons why families -- regardless of structure or income levels -- suddenly find themselves in crisis.
Drowning victim found in Cass Lake
CASS LAKE -- A 62-year-old man died of an apparent drowning Thursday morning on Cass Lake, the Cass County Sheriff's Department reported.
Hearing set in proposed recall of Leech Lake chairman Hunt
CASS LAKE (AP) -- The Leech Lake Tribal Council has scheduled a public hearing next Friday for members of the tribe to discuss the proposed recall of council chairman Eli Hunt.
Coleman puts stress on getting things done
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Norm Coleman addressed the GOP faithful in Brainerd Thursday morning, emphasizing his optimism about Minnesotans and his belief in bottom line results.
The Brainerd High School Kixter Dance team performed a tribute to Sept. 11 during halftime for the Brainerd vs. Alexandria football game at Don Adamson Field Friday night.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 8 - 40 years ago (1962) - The Black Hills Passion Play, sponsored in Brainerd by the Lions Club, will be on stage at Tornstrom Auditorium for the first time Sept. 22. Profits from the venture will go toward the Lions Club youth projects in the community.
DNR to begin deer kill on Aitkin farm Monday
AITKIN -- The DNR on Monday will begin culling deer near an Aitkin farm where an elk infected with chronic wasting disease was found last week.
Lakes area residents will have many opportunities to observe Sept. 11. Look for a list of events in Sunday's Dispatch.
The deadline for enrolling in the Red Cross Lifeguard Training class at the Brainerd Family YMCA is Sept. 13.
Parents may still register for the after school Fun 'N Friends program that serves children in kindergarten through fifth-grade in Brainerd.
Township voting on need for plan
MERRIFIELD -- Lake Edward Town Hall will be the site of a paper count Monday, a day before anyone casts a ballot in the primary election.
The Minnesota Vikings open their NFL season against the Chicago Bears today. Read about it in Sports Monday.
Ben Schoepf, an employee of Gravelle Plumbing and Heating of Aitkin, was busy installing vent pipes in the Riedl Travel building near the intersection of James Street and Northwest Fourth Street Thursday.
New Yorkers give thanks as lawmakers mark Sept. 11 anniversary
NEW YORK -- As Congress marked the approaching anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorism attacks with a rare ceremonial session just blocks from ground zero, New Yorkers thanked America for helping rebuild their battered city.
For teachers, Sept. 11 a complicated lesson
LOS ANGELES -- David Massey has given his students at Chatsworth High School an unusual weekend homework assignment. Find and tape television footage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and bring it to school for extra credit.
Plan to arm pilots faces resistance
WASHINGTON -- A plan to allow all commercial pilots to carry weapons in the cockpit may be scaled back as the airline industry and the Bush administration raise concerns about safety and training.
Sept. 11 widows honored at bittersweet 'baby shower'
NEW YORK -- At a baby shower for dozens of Sept. 11 widows who gave birth after the attacks, the greatest applause, and the most tears, followed the reading of a letter from Mariane Pearl, the widow of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Bush, British prime minister Blair meet on anti-Saddam strategy
WASHINGTON -- President Bush is planning strategy with British Prime Minister Tony Blair about how they can rally reluctant countries behind their campaign to drive Iraq's Saddam Hussein from power.
HOW WE'VE CHANGED
At that moment, it seemed as if nothing would ever be the same, that we had all been changed in some essential way.
Credit cards are overused by college students
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More college students are overusing credit cards, academics and policy makers said Thursday as they urged Congress to do something about the problem.
Three plead innocent to charges in Detroit that they supported terrorism
DETROIT (AP) -- Three men accused by the government of supporting terrorism and acting as a "sleeper cell" pleaded innocent Friday to conspiring to provide material support or resources to terrorists.
Backlash violence replaced by more subtle forms of discrimination, advocates say
Reports of beatings, stabbings, shootings and other backlash violence after Sept. 11 have slowed to a trickle, only to be replaced by complaints of subtler -- and harder to prove -- forms of discrimination at work, at school and in everyday interactions.
Jobless rate drops to 5-month low in August, with significant new hiring
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to a five-month low of 5.7 percent in August and companies added new jobs for the fourth straight month, providing signs of strength in a still-sluggish economy.
Despite changes, gaps remain in aviation security
PORTLAND, Maine -- Much has changed at the Portland International Jetport since an overhead camera caught a determined-looking Mohammed Atta breezing through a security checkpoint early on the morning of Sept. 11.
Congress meets in New York to commemorate Sept. 11
NEW YORK (AP) -- Congress commemorated the human loss and heroism of the Sept. 11 attacks -- and swore the nation's resolve in the war against terrorism -- in a rare and somber special session convened Friday in the city hit the hardest.
What becomes of voice mails left by those facing death?
NEW YORK -- She has made fragile peace with her husband's death. She knows he is gone for good. For the rest of her life, she will never see his face or touch his cheek or smell the sweat from a long day's work in the creases of his neck.
Senate Democrats reject Bush's choice for appeals court
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats rejected President Bush's choice of Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen for a U.S. appeals court Thursday, calling her a conservative "judicial activist" who had regularly sided with big business and insurance companies over injured workers and consumers.
Postal Service reduces loss for fiscal year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thanks to an aggressive campaign of cost-cutting, including a major cut in staff, the Postal Service is finishing the fiscal year in better financial condition than anticipated.
Man changing his life after escaping death first in quake, then on Sept. 11
ESSEX, N.Y. -- Bruce Stephan dodged death during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake when part of the Bay Bridge collapsed beneath his car.
DENVER (AP) -- Erik Weihenmayer reached the top of Australia's highest mountain, becoming the first blind person to climb the tallest peaks on all seven continents.
Rising with the sun, Giuliani rose to lead city
NEW YORK -- On the morning of Sept. 12, after 45 fitful minutes of sleep as his city smoldered and its people shuddered, Rudolph Giuliani arose in the dark to await the sun.
Moussaoui sealed off from worldwide audience under judge's ruling
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A court of law has silenced Zacarias Moussaoui, the accused Sept. 11 conspirator, in the court of public opinion.
Little things mean a lot to families of victims
NEW YORK -- The final days of their lives are documented in receipts from their last errands, doodles they drew for their children, messages they left on answering machines, clothing they wore before they were killed in the World Trade Center.
Tiara tussle stuck in federal court; two claim to be true Miss North Carolina
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- Two perfectly coiffed heads and just one crown.
President says he needs flexibility in Homeland Security Department
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush warned senators on Saturday that creating a new Homeland Security Department without the ability to easily shift employees and money would tie the government's hands in fighting terrorism.
Last-second kick lifts 49ers
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- If the New York Giants proved anything during the preseason it was how united they were in their disdain for critics discounting their chances.
Brunell on injury report
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars added Mark Brunell to their injury report Friday, listing him as probable after he strained his groin in practice.
Benes bullies younger brother
In the majors or the minors, Andy Benes knows how to beat younger brother Alan.
Clear signals given by Aikman
Troy Aikman would be the first to admit he was not exactly an unfiltered, constant source of information
It's no dream U.S. eliminated by Yugoslavia in World Basketball Championship
INDIANAPOLIS -- It was like a pitcher giving up a home run one batter after losing a no-hitter.
Baseball owners ratify labor deal
CHICAGO (AP) -- As baseball's labor negotiations move to the background, a possible relocation by the Montreal Expos pushes to the foreground.
College football top 25 schedule
Saturday, Sept. 7
Sampras makes it look easy
NEW YORK -- Maybe it's a physiological thing that he isn't even aware of. But when the lights come on at the U.S. Open, Pete Sampras shines.
Sampras-Agassi final? There's a chance
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pete Sampras hasn't won a tournament in more than two years. Andre Agassi must upset the top-seeded player to keep his hopes alive.
National sports briefs
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez homered in his first two at-bats Thursday night, becoming the first player to reach 50 home runs this season.
Expos minority owners lawyer would try to stop move
NEW YORK (AP) -- Don't count on going to a new Washington team's home opener against the Mets in April: A lawyer for the Montreal Expos' former minority owners promises a court fight if baseball tries to move the team.
St. Petersburg Times paying $33 million to rename hockey rink
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) --The St. Petersburg Times will pay more than $33 million over 12 years for the rights to rename a hockey rink for the newspaper, according to terms released Friday after questions were raised about the deal.
Chase tightens; A's might need every win
The Oakland Athletics will determine their place in baseball history -- and perhaps their place in next month's playoffs -- on the road.
Wisconsin recruit charged in sex case won't enroll
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Basketball recruit Marcetteaus McGee, facing charges of sexual assault and intimidation of a victim, won't enroll at Wisconsin, the university announced.
Seattle Mariners win 14-7
Edgar Martinez homered and scored three runs as Seattle won at Kansas City, 14-7.
Texans begin against Dallas in the new battle of Texas
Hopes were high in Houston after the expansion draft last spring. Hopes were higher in Dallas when the Cowboys signed veteran defenders La'Roi Glover, Bryant Westbrook and Kevin Hardy.
Florence Ethel Jacobs Orvala
Florence Ethel Jacobs Orvala, 88, Brainerd, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Florence E. Jacobs Orvala
Florence Ethel Jacobs Orvala, 88, Brainerd, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
ELMDALE -- Elsie Nelson, 82, Elmdale, died today, Sept. 6, 2002, at home.
Thomas M. Jaeger
STAPLES -- Thomas M. Jaeger, 62, Staples, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at home.
Selma Bertha 'Sammy' Homme
VAN NUYS, Calif. -- Selma Bertha "Sammy" Homme, 91, Van Nuys, Calif., died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at her home after a brief illness.
Marlene Jackson, 58, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at home of cancer.
JENKINS -- Jacqueline Hildebran, 61, Jenkins, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Bruce K. Smith
CROSBY -- Bruce K. Smith, 73, Crosby, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at home.
Violet MacIver, 81, Lowry, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Sally 'Sarah' Bargabos
ROYALTON -- Sally "Sarah" Bargabos, 75, Royalton, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
When they're not in your own back yard, natural disasters such as floods and forest fires can seem pretty remote. You're not threatened, you feel sympathy for those who are, but it's somebody else's problem.
Paul Wellstone claims he's fighting to save Social Security. Because of the stock market's recent downturn, Wellstone claims we
A dialogue on Iraq
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Washington Post:
City committees - Dispatch Editorial
Brainerd City Council members were scheduled to discuss council member Bob Olson's resignation from the Safety and Public Works Committee on Tuesday but the discussion turned into a shouting match and it seemed nothing was resolved on the original question.
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Let's talk about it for a minute; if we talk any longer some owner might lose some revenue. Or luxury tax unheard of.
After viewing last Tuesday night's council meeting it has become clear that Mr. Olson's intentions may be good, but his ability to be a community leader and team player has gone the way of the old traveling medicine shows. Yes, we do need fresh new faces. We need councilpeople who are dedicated to working together to solve problems, and not seeking a personal soapbox.
An Iraq primer for kids
Grown-ups around you may be looking at the front page of the newspaper every morning wondering if they're going to see this headline: "United States Invades Iraq."
Small game season starts; grouse prospects bleak
Grouse hunters will find fewer birds when the season gets underway at sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 14.
North Country calendar
MILLE LACS - The shallow rock piles seem to be kicking out a few more fish than the deep structure right now. This bite has been especially good during the evening hours, late into the night with crankbaits or slip bobbers and leeches.
Takasaki, Johnson represent local pros at PWT Championship in Bismarck
Following a record-setting season, the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail anglers are gearing up for the Mercury Championship. Only the top qualifiers from the April through August competitive tour have been invited to the Sept. 12-14 event.
The get-together of the North Central Regional Chapter of the Custom Rod Builders Guild is shaping up, organizer Kris Kristufek said earlier this week.
Amy R. Patnode and Robert R.E. Wangerin
Amy R. Patnode and Robert R.E. Wangerin announce their engagement. Parents are Mabel Wangerin, Almora, and the late Addie Wangerin, and Robert and Marilyn Patnode, Brainerd. A Sept. 21 wedding is planned at the Heartland Alliance Church in Baxter.
Rev. and Mrs. Melford Olson
The Rev. and Mrs. Melford Olson celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on Sept. 1 and his 80th birthday on Sept. 2.
Lester and Juanita Lind
Lester and Juanita Lind, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends at a dinner in Minneapolis. They were married Sept. 10, 1942, in Brainerd.
Wally and Nana Fischer
Wally and Nana Fischer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Temple Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. No gifts please. They were married Sept. 13, 1952, in Brainerd.
Jodi Engdahl and Phil Schott
Jodi Engdahl and Phil Schott announce their engagement. Parents are Jack and Bernie Engdahl, Alexandria, and Paul and Bonnie Schott, Dubuque, Iowa. An Oct. 5 wedding is planned at Piney Ridge Lodge, Pine River.
Mary Duret, Sylvan Lake, will celebrate her 70th birthday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Eastside VFW, 24-5th Ave. SE, St. Cloud.
Nedra Klingelhofer and Josh Henline
Nedra Klingelhofer and Josh Henline announce their engagement. Parents are Craig and Connie Klingelhofer, Aitkin, and Kelly and LuAnne Henline, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Judy Martz and Pat Smith, Crosby. An Oct. 5 wedding is planned in Aitkin with a luau party-reception at the Deerwood Auditorioum at 6:30 p.m.
Melissa McCarthy and Brett Andrews were married June 29, 2002, in a private ceremony at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duluth.
Alicyn Marie Carlson and Ryan Michael Strege were married Aug. 3, 2002, at the New Thought Outdoor Chapel in Long Lake.
Jack and Jackie Meyer
Jack and Jackie Meyer, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an Alaskan cruise. They were married Aug. 30, 1952.
Brandy Andres and Morgan Haglin were married April 5, 2002, at St. Andrew's Church in Brainerd with Father Paul Fruth officiating.
Dawn Hoskins and Nathan Kehr
Dawn Hoskins and Nathan Kehr announce their engagement. Parents are Barry and Barb Hoskins, Mesa, Ariz., and Roland and Pat Kehr, Brainerd. An Oct. 12 wedding is planned in Mesa, Ariz. A reception in Brainerd is also planned.
Fraune-Greenwalt and Schwen
Sarah Fraune-Greenwalt and David Schwen were married Aug. 3,2002, at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter with Pastor Randall Ahlberg officiating.
Earnhardt Jr. dominates Busch race at Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. returned to the series he once dominated and did it more convincingly than ever Friday night, leading 190 laps and easily winning the FUNAI 250 NASCAR Busch Grand National race.
Johnson, Newman set all-rookie front row at Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman combined to add a bit of Winston Cup history to their breakthrough rookie seasons.
Junior dragsters provide exciting conclusion to Northern Championship Qualifier at BIR
Mike Boegeman earned a trip to Heartland Park in Topeka, Kan., by running his Junior Dragster down Brainerd International Raceway's quarter-mile drag strip Sept. 2 in 8.40 seconds to win the Junior Dragster Northern Championship Qualifier for ages 13-17.
Labor Day bracket race sets up grand finale Sept. 27-29 at BIR
Derek Martin had to wait a month to complete the August bracket drag race at Brainerd International Raceway but the wait was well worth it.
Sept. 11 hero Burnett brings pride to Minnesota hometown
BLOOMINGTON -- A year after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Deena Burnett says her three young children know their father as the man who saved George Bush's house.
Candidates back state's judicial election process
Two state judges who face opposition in the November election brought their campaigns to Brainerd Thursday afternoon and lauded the state's current judicial selection process.
STILLWATER (AP) -- Three men were under arrest and facing charges Friday in the fire that destroyed two historic buildings at the site of the Minnesota Territorial Prison, police said.
Freak accident involving deer near Bemidji kills forest service law enforcement officer
BEMIDJI -- A U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer working out of the Chippewa National Forest was killed in a motor vehicle accident Wednesday in Beltrami County, seven miles east of Bemidji.
Muffin mix recalled because label doesn't list milk in chips
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- International Multifoods Corp. recalled 753 cases of Pillsbury Chocolate Chip muffin mix Thursday because they may contain chips with milk that wasn't listed on the ingredient label.
Ventura again urged to call off his trip to Cuba
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A top U.S. State Department official said Friday that Gov. Jesse Ventura should cancel his trip to Cuba.
Gov. Ventura says lawmakers don't have 'ducks in a row'
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura said Thursday it would be a "disaster" for him to bring lawmakers back right now to deal with flooding in northwestern Minnesota.
Out of tragedy, opportunity
INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- Rick Swatek has a plan: Use one of the nation's most horrible tragedies to rejuvenate a remote Minnesota county that has been dying a slow economic death during the past 20 years.
Man charged in Stillwater fire
STILLWATER (AP) -- An 18-year-old St. Paul man was charged Friday with setting a fire that destroyed two historic buildings at the site of the Minnesota Territorial Prison.
Verndale stays perfect with 32-6 victory
VERNDALE -- Kyle Ashman scored four touchdowns and chalked up 144 yards on the ground to help the Verndale Pirates defeat the Hancock Owls 32-6 in the Pheasant Conference season opener Friday.
Luberts rushes for nearly 200 yards in season opener
PIERZ -- Craig Luberts showed last season was no fluke.
Brainerd defense stops Alex
Defense was projected as one of the most sturdy aspects of the Brainerd Warriors football team this season as seven players returned with varsity experience.
Raiders hope it will be home sweet home
Maybe a change in scenery is what the doctor ordered for the Central Lakes College Raiders football team as it faces Northland in its home opener 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Pillager wins in overtime
BERTHA -- Tony Mason's 8-yard run in overtime lifted the Pillager Huskies past Bertha-Hewitt 44-36 in high school football Friday.
High school football
Apple Valley at Eastview, ppd. to 9/6
Local sports shorts
The Pillager High School football team will be available to perform community service for Huskies fans from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5.
Cross Country Running
Area events Saturday
Flyers trip Warriors
LITTLE FALLS --Elizabeth Brisk earned her first win at No. 1 singles helping the Little Falls Flyers defeat the Brainerd Warriors 4-3 in Central Lakes Conference tennis Thursday.
Sartell blanks Flyers 4-0
BELLE PRAIRIE -- Sartell Sabres' Dan Mullins scored three goals in a 4-0 victory over the Little Falls Flyers in Central Lakes Conference soccer Thursday.
Local sports shorts
MENOMONIE, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin-Stout volleyball team ran its record to 5-0 with a sweep of Hamline University by scores of 30-21, 30-17, 30-21 Wednesday.
Lakers ground LF Flyers
LITTLE FALLS -- Tim Serviss scored three touchdowns in the first half and the Detroit Lakes Lakers exploded past the Little Falls Flyers 39-6 in Central Lakes Conference football Friday.
Bristow races to victory
DEER RIVER -- Travis Bristow of Pine River-Backus earned his first individual victory of the season and Pillager's Jenna Niggler finished second at the Deer River Cross Country Invitational Thursday.
Grunewald, Beaman win again
BEMIDJI -- Get used to the names Justin Grunewald and Kim Beaman.
Pillager earns first conference victory
VERNDALE -- Jessie VanVickle recorded nine kills and Whitney Hoheisel added five as the Pillager Huskies defeated the Verndale Pirates 15-11, 15-4, 12-15, 15-7 in a Park Region Conference clash Thursday.
Warriors drop volleyball match to Spartans
COLD SPRING -- The Brainerd Warriors traveled to Cold Spring to face the Rocori Spartans Thursday night and came away disappointed, losing in four matches 15-6, 15-8, 13-15 and 15-12.
Sabres squeak past Flyers in swimming
LITTLE FALLS -- Sophomore Brittney Corrow anchored both the 200 medley and 400 Freestyle relays to victories and also won the 100 freestyle but the Little Falls Flyers fell to the Sartell Sabres 98-87 in Central Lakes Conference swimming and diving Thursday.
Brainerd, Sauk Rapids play to scoreless tie
SAUK RAPIDS -- Brainerd Warrior goalie Kate Bjornson and Sauk Rapids Storm Goalie Laura Jacobson were both too good Thursday.
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Brenny wants team to win state cross country title
STAPLES -- A third-place finish at state was a disappointment Brittany Brenny won't forget.
Patriots pounce on Rangers
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots made a line-up change and came away with a 6-1 Mid-State Conference tennis victory over Crosby-Ironton Thursday.
Poepping, Luberts lead Pierz
PIERZ -- Mark Poepping and Craig Luberts combined to score five touchdowns, giving the Pierz Pioneers a 38-7 Central Minnesota Conference football victory over rival Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa.
Lake of the Woods defeats Pequot
BAUDETTE -- Dallas Moorhouse and Andy Kidrowski found the end zone for the Pequot Lakes football team but Lake of the Woods knocked off the Patriots 26-14 in North Star Conference action Friday.
Raiders storm past Crosby-Ironton
CROSBY -- Nate Bjerga scored two touchdowns but the Crosby-Ironton Rangers couldn't overcome a 14-0 first-quarter deficit and lost 21-12 in a Sea Range Conference football matchup Friday.
Despite mistakes, Cardinals record win
STAPLES -- Talking with Staples-Motley head football coach Ryan Beachy one might think his Cardinals lost Friday night.
Vikings, Bears take to the road for opener
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- By Mike Tice's math, the "Randy Ratio" makes good sense and should add up to more victories for the Minnesota Vikings.
Gophers try to refocus
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- As the schedule reads, Louisiana-Lafayette plays host to the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday.
Twins announce rebirth of Homer Hanky
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Homer Hankies will be flying again in the Metrodome.
Minnesota at Chicago capsule
1 p.m., FOX
The streak stops here
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Their winning streak stopped at 20 games, the Oakland Athletics still have the AL West race to worry about.
Is it possible to watch television on my computer?
Q. I just moved into a tiny college dorm room, with no space for both a computer and a television. Is there any way to squeeze both functions from a single device?
Prices fall as laptops gain power
Murphy Meng already had a computer. But then last week he went and bought a second PC. Not another desktop like the one he has at home -- Meng, 28, bought what more and more Americans have been buying, a laptop.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Cloudy northwest to sunny southeast. Significant variation in temperature...From 70 northwest to 95 southeast.
Row of flowers
Weather drawing by Katie Ranney of Mrs. Sedlachek's second grade class at Lowell school.
Showers in West, clouds over Plains, fair skies in East; Fay brings Texas wind, rain
Scattered showers were possible Saturday through much of the West, and Tropical Storm Fay promised to bring gusty wind and flooding rains to coastal Texas and Louisiana.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Hot. Partly cloudy west...Sunny east. A slight chance of late afternoon thunderstorms in the far west. Highs in the 90s...With 100 to 105 central.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs in the 80s to low 90s.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy far west with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Mostly sunny central and east. Continued hot with highs from the mid 80s extreme northwest...To 100 to 105 degrees central.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Thunderstorms likely east central and southeast this morning. The rain may be heavy. Then becoming partly cloudy. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Highs ranging from the middle 70s northeast to the lower 90s west.
Tropical storm batters Texas, but no major damage reported
HOUSTON (AP) -- Tropical Storm Fay sloshed ashore early Saturday on the Texas coast southwest of Houston with heavy rain and wind approaching 60 mph, causing some flooding but no major damage as it weakened.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms far north central and northeast through mid morning. Otherwise mostly sunny and hot. Highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy north with a chance of thunderstorms. Mostly sunny south. Highs from around 80 northeast to the lower 90s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Dense fog advisory portions of south through mid morning...
Weather drawing by Chris Hastad of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Scattered morning thunderstorms northwest and central... Otherwise partly sunny with a chance of late afternoon thunderstorms west and central. Partly cloudy east. Highs from the mid 70s northwest to the lower 90s southeast.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny...Hot and humid. Highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
There will be a potluck from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church with a campfire following. The social event is horseback riding at Outback Stables in Pillager at 3 p.m.
Brain injury meeting set for Tuesday
A meeting with area legislators has been scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Brainerd Public Library for brain injury survivors, family members and professionals. The public is invited to attend.
Names and faces
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Jason Priestley won't plot his car racing future until after he recovers from serious injuries he suffered in a crash last month.
Mitchell Movement. North-South: Walt and Betty Moynagh, 125; Clayton Haglin and Mark Anderson, 113.5; Ray and Gladys Norrgard, 108; Ann Whalen and Phyllis DeRosier, 95. East-West: Pat Lande and Allen Anderson, 99; Bud and Jean Forsberg, 98; Ed Abt and Bob McClellan, 95.5; Mary Jane Janacek and Ann Richardson, 88.5; and Don Rasmussen and Gordon Becker, 88.5.
International peacekeeping force, US bodyguards step up security in Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- International peacekeepers have increased security in the capital following a massive car bomb that killed 30 people earlier this week, the force's commander said Saturday.
Israel clears soldiers in killing of 12 Palestinians, arrests six in Gaza
JERUSALEM -- The Palestinian Authority expressed outrage after an army investigation cleared Israeli soldiers who killed 12 Palestinians in three incidents last week, calling it a cover-up. None of those killed carried firearms.
Strongest earthquake in 20 years rocks Sicily, buildings damaged
ROME (AP) -- Sicily was rocked by its strongest earthquake in 20 years, a 5.6-magnitude temblor that injured three people and damaged some buildings in the city of Palermo early Friday.
Eastern China braces for arrival of Typhoon Sinlaku
BEIJING (AP) -- More than 48,000 were people evacuated, fishing boats sheltered in ports and 100,000 troops stood by to aid relief efforts as eastern China braced for the arrival of Typhoon Sinlaku Saturday.
Germans arrest two accused of attack plot
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- German police say they found 287 pounds of chemicals, five pipe bombs and a picture of Osama bin Laden in the apartment of a Turkish man who, along with his American fiancee, is accused of plotting to attack a U.S. military installation on the Sept. 11 anniversary.
Typhoon Sinlaku spins toward Taiwan, blacking out homes and closing offices, schools
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Packing winds of 90 mph, Typhoon Sinlaku sent huge waves crashing against Taiwan's eastern coast, cutting power to homes, closing schools and washing away a woman who had gone to watch the surf.
Investigation begins into twin attacks on Afghan government
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Afghan police and intelligence questioned suspects Friday in the assassination attempt against President Hamid Karzai and a bloody car bombing in Kabul -- the worst day of violence since the Taliban was driven from power.
Israeli helicopters fire missiles at Gaza Strip factory
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel attacked a factory in the Gaza Strip with missiles fired from helicopters early Friday after Palestinians destroyed a tank and killed two soldiers.
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