Westgate Mall shoppers might not have visited the mall's newest store, but they certainly have heard it.
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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
BAXTER -- Judy Borden is joining Nystrom & Associates, Baxter, as a full-time outpatient psychotherapist.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 300. Last Friday: 129. Year ago Friday: 311. Thursday actual: 377.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 301, a year ago 289.
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.
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
Carrie Bath, Brainerd, a girl, Selena Morgan Johnson, 6 pounds, 2 ounces, July 21, 2002. Grandparents are Jessica Johnson, Brainerd.
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.
Franzen joins Baxter City Council race
Rosemary Franzen, Baxter, readily concedes she's not a politician.
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.
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.
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.
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
Parents may still register for the after school Fun 'N Friends program that serves children in kindergarten through fifth-grade in Brainerd.
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.
Wednesday Americans from the lakes area and across the globe will share a single thought.
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.
The Minnesota Vikings open their NFL season against the Chicago Bears today. Read about it in Sports Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Benes bullies younger brother
In the majors or the minors, Andy Benes knows how to beat younger brother Alan.
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.
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.
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.
Seattle Mariners win 14-7
Edgar Martinez homered and scored three runs as Seattle won at Kansas City, 14-7.
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.
Clear signals given by Aikman
Troy Aikman would be the first to admit he was not exactly an unfiltered, constant source of information
Florence Ethel Jacobs Orvala
Florence Ethel Jacobs Orvala, 88, Brainerd, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
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.
JENKINS -- Jacqueline Hildebran, 61, Jenkins, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
A dialogue on Iraq
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Washington Post:
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.
Let's talk about it for a minute; if we talk any longer some owner might lose some revenue. Or luxury tax unheard of.
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.
Guidelines for readers' letters to the editor
The Dispatch encourages readers to contribute to the Open Forum.
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.
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.
Small game season starts; grouse prospects bleak
Grouse hunters will find fewer birds when the season gets underway at sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 14.
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.
North Country calendar
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brandy Andres and Morgan Haglin were married April 5, 2002, at St. Andrew's Church in Brainerd with Father Paul Fruth officiating.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Area events Saturday
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grunewald, Beaman win again
BEMIDJI -- Get used to the names Justin Grunewald and Kim Beaman.
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.
Luberts rushes for nearly 200 yards in season opener
PIERZ -- Craig Luberts showed last season was no fluke.
Brenny wants team to win state cross country title
STAPLES -- A third-place finish at state was a disappointment Brittany Brenny won't forget.
Ready for some football?
There's a new breed of NFL football fans out there. They're spreading like wildfire and are multiplying like rabbits.
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.
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.
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.
Minnesota at Chicago capsule
1 p.m., FOX
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.
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.
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.
The Weather Elsewhere
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...Sunny...Hot and humid. 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.
Row of flowers
Weather drawing by Katie Ranney of Mrs. Sedlachek's second grade class at Lowell school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs in the 80s to low 90s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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