Fueling the revolution
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's the common dream today of inventors, software developers, entrepreneurs and struggling and successful businesses alike: Producing more for less.
Selling house to build savings doesn't seem like sound idea
Question: I will be 59 in July. I have a son aged 18 and a daughter who's 16, but I do not have any ready cash saved for their college educations. I do have equity in my home and my retirement plans through my current and former employers.
Rafferty's is recognized
BAXTER -- An area pizza restaurant would have made David Letterman proud by making the top 100 list.
Jim Grossman has been hired as assistant sports editor of The Brainerd Dispatch.
Formal welcome in works for lakes area
The process of developing a formal welcome center to the Brainerd lakes area south of the Highway 371 interchange near Barrows is continuing.
Third-quarter earnings could spell uncertainty for stock market
NEW YORK -- With the Federal Reserve unlikely to seek another interest rate hike for at least a few months, investors might think the stock market -- and their portfolios -- are likely to be more secure for a while.
Fixing a problem
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Just call Lowell Peters Mr. Fixer.
Around the watercooler
BACK TO SCHOOL: More than a quarter of college students plan to shop online for back-to-school items this year, with Internet purchases comprising about 13 percent of their total expenditures, a new survey finds.
Prospect of Greyhound demise 'remote,' regulators told
WASHINGTON -- Laidlaw Inc. has told federal regulators that the possibility of a shutdown of its Greyhound Lines unit is "remote" and that the huge bus company's finances are improving.
Wrigley trying to unstick flat U.S. gum sales
CHICAGO -- American teen-agers aren't consuming as much gum these days. In fact, compared to big chomping years of the past, they're downright eschewing it.
A new spin in appliance market: Sears facing competition from Wal-Mart, Home Depot
Sears, Roebuck and Co. is the nation's largest seller of appliances by a wide measure, but two strong new competitors have jumped into the market at a time when the market itself is getting dicier.
Real estate fund emerges from two-year hibernation
NEW YORK -- Less than a year ago, real estate funds were declared a thing of the past, dinosaurs in an era of high-flying technology funds that offered triple digit returns.
Teens learn strategies to achieve their career and personal goals
WASHINGTON -- Ava Kavyani, a high school senior from Vienna, Va., is giving some thought these days to the idea of success. Is success "having a nice apartment in New York, a beach house in Duck, North Carolina, four cars, two SUVs and a Porsche for the weekends?" Is it "writing for a newspaper, running for the Senate, finding a partner to share my life?"
Postal Service, FedEx holding 'alliance' talks
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service and Federal Express Corp. are negotiating a "strategic alliance" and could complete a deal by next month under which USPS would deliver many FedEx packages to homes across the nation while using FedEx's air transportation network to move priority and express mail around the world.
Muslim leaders still preach unity
CHICAGO (AP) -- The heads of the Nation of Islam and the Muslim American Society are repeating calls for unity between their formerly hostile organizations.
Faith-based schools grow; students seek academics and spirit
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The 17-year-old standing under the "Welcome New Students" sign in a stiff Oral Roberts University ball cap is a college freshman far from home.
Nuns, friars invest with a purpose
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- When the Rev. Michael Crosby attends the annual meeting of Philip Morris shareholders, he recalls the image of John the Baptist, his voice crying out in the wilderness.
St. Francis Catholic school foundation dinner approaches
The return of autumn signals, for lakes area supporters of Catholic education, the annual St. Francis Catholic School Foundation's endowment dinner.
'Isolated' mother can find new support groups and friends
QUESTION: My husband and I just moved to Arizona from Pennsylvania, and I haven't yet established a network of friends here. My family is back east, and I have no one but my husband to talk to about problems the kids are having. He is very busy, so that leaves it all pretty much to me. How can I deal with the feeling of loneliness and isolation as a mother?
PILLAGER -- Frank Davis has accepted the pastorette at Pillager Assemby of God. He and his wife, Jackie, and their children, Ben and Amanda, are from Elbow Lake. Welcoming will be Sept. 17.
Anderson, Diane M. and Randy G.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 494, a year ago 528.
Robert L. Crandall, 30, and Dianna J. Savor, 38, both of Brainerd.
BURGLARY -- Derek Hendricks, 200 block of Kenwood Drive, reported his garage broken into.
Cass court WALKER --The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 300.
Caralyn Burnett and Colin Mather, Mound, a boy, Owen Burnett Mather, 7 pounds, 13 ounces, Aug. 7, 2000. Grandparents are Ray and Joan Burnett, Brainerd, and Allan and Georgie Mather, Manchester, England. Great-grandmother is Ruth Petrich, Randall.
Correction / clarification
The polling place hours for Platte Lake Township were incorrectly listed with the sample ballot publication of Crow Wing County. The correct hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday -- 2000 Primary Election
The Brainerd Planning Commission will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday at Brainerd City Hall.
Brainerd School Board
School lunch menus
MONDAY -- B-Cereal, bread, fruit. L-Taco salad or tacos, soft pretzel, corn, pineapple.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 500.
The State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle accident at 8:10 a.m. Friday in Morrison County on Highway 238 in Upsala.
Tiger leaves 'em talking
OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) -- The shot caused such a buzz that even Grant Waite, the leader after two rounds of the Canadian Open, was talking about how Tiger Woods could hit a 60-degree wedge into a par 5 for his second shot.
Children with fetal alcohol syndrome face lifetime of problems
Children with fetal alcohol syndrome can experience a lack of inhibitions, recklessness, learning disabilities, lack of judgment, lack of understanding of the effect their behavior has on other people and lack of attachment to others.
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics
Mission: To save children from parent's addiction
The face of one 4-year-old stays with them.
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Smoke screening: Which alarm is best?
When consumers go shopping for a smoke alarm, cost is often the deciding factor. But many people don't realize that there are different types of alarms, which may meet different needs.
The Edina Realty Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to Lutheran Social Service's Hope Program.
Lessons rooted in a schoolyard
WASHINGTON -- First-graders returning to the Peabody Early Childhood Center on Capitol Hill this week found a new feature in the schoolyard: a large cedar tree.
For students of fromage who still need help identifying their cheeses comes: The Slate Cheeseboard. It's a cool chunk of hand-cut Spanish slate with unfinished edges. Rubber feet protect the table.
Old-fashioned quilting craft goes high tech
Here are some sites that can teach you more about quilting.
NISSWA -- Marjorie Nolan, broker/owner, of Kurilla Real Estate, Nisswa, recently returned from attending an educational opportunity offered in the real estate industry.
Bringing outdoors inside
STAPLES -- Rock and river.
Tips for homeowners
Having a party? Here's what chef, cookbook author and TV personality Rick Bayless thinks is essential: "Great food, great music and an atmosphere that allows you
Maybe wallpaper's time has come again
Wallpaper may finally be on a roll.
The Dispatch's Stock Quote Hotline, provided to the newspaper by The Associated Press for our Extra Access system0, is still experiencing minor software problems since the conversion from fractions to decimal quotes.
Because of incorrect information given to The Dispatch, two names were incorrect in the Raymond Churchill obituary on Page 5A Thursday.
Kenyans call for action
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Dozens of Kenyans gathered here Thursday, urging the United States government to ensure that a thorough investigation is conducted into the death of the Rev. John Kaiser in Kenya last month.
Older Minnesotans overwhelm younger voters at primary polls
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Younger voters pondering why preprimary political TV ads seem to focus exclusively on senior issues, consider this:
Qwest to cut 11,000 jobs, refocus strategy
DENVER (AP) -- Qwest Communications International Inc. is cutting 11,000 jobs -- about 15 percent of its work force -- as part of its plans to refocus and streamline operations following its acquisition of regional phone company U S West.
In a maze and happy about it
GOODHUE (AP) -- Throughout history, mazes have been carved into the land to provide all sorts of entertainment. They are relaxing, challenging and, for some, even torturous.
Freeways will be meterless for four to six weeks in October
Metro-area freeway entrance ramp meters will be turned off beginning in late October and will stay off for four to six weeks as part of a test, a Minnesota Department of Transportation official said.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 10 - 80 years ago (1920) - District School No. 57, known as the Beaver Dam School, is in a quandary. The school has four pupils and the board is unable to get a teacher. They are negotiating to have the children hauled to Brainerd and attend Brainerd Schools.
Roseau family treated for anthrax exposure
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Six members of a Roseau County family are being treated after eating meat from a cow that had been ill with anthrax, the Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - The time of decision is at hand. Tomorrow voters in Minnesota will go to the polls to narrow down the fields of candidates. In Crow Wing County there are a number of candidates for each of the three commissioner districts and also for the county judgeship. In Brainerd the primary has additional significance because of the Dial-A-Ride bus question.
Billboard-free bypass favored at township meeting
BARROWS -- It was unanimous. Residents and area officials would like the C. Elmer Anderson Memorial Highway to remain billboard-free.
Tanker blast spews pillar of fire on Interstate 94
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A pillar of fire lit up the night sky after a tanker truck rolled over and exploded on Interstate 94 on Thursday night, forcing the closure of the busy freeway in both directions.
Man arrested in assault on 4-year-old boy
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A 22-year-old man who is HIV-positive was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy he encountered in an apartment building where the boy lives.
Scene of fatality won't be forgotten
PEQUOT LAKES -- Ed Lynde never paid much attention to the alignment of the Highway 371/County Road 16 intersection.
Pets of the Week
Buck, a 2-year-old male black cat who has been neutered, is waiting for a loving home. He's described as affectionate and beautiful.
The Dispatch incorrectly listed Crow Wing County polling hours for Tuesday's primary in a story on Page1A in Thursday's paper. While most polling places are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. many sites do not open until 8 or 10 a.m. All sites will remain open until 8 p.m.
Wells files for Baxter council seat
Brainerd and Baxter city councils now have a full contingent of incumbents who have filed for re-election, but still no challengers.
School bus brake defect problem corrected in Brainerd
A brake defect affecting up to 300,00 school buses nationwide did not endanger any students in Brainerd, officials said.
40 British tourists injured in Nevada bus crash
RENO, Nev. -- John Brown remembers that his tour bus full of British tourists zigged and zagged like "a Walt Disney ride" before flipping on its side and coming to a screeching halt in the middle of Nevada's high desert.
Air Force fighter has close call with jetliner
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An F-117 stealth fighter on a training flight came within 500 vertical feet of a United Airlines jet carrying 173 people.
McCain enters budget fray, targeting pork-barrel spending
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. John McCain launched his first attack in the year-end budget battle Saturday, targeting not just President Clinton and Democrats but Republicans as well, urging voters to kick out legislators who spend the budget surplus on pork-barrel projects.
Stores block kids from buying 'mature' videos
Bowing to election-year political pressure to keep entertainment products "family friendly," two of the United States' largest retailers vowed Thursday to stop selling violent video games to children -- even as they acknowledged such games make up a tiny fraction of their overall software sales.
Better farming, new animal vaccines could mean safer food, say government officials
ST. LOUIS -- Remember when people ate a burger rare or eggs raw without a thought to whether it could make them sick? Deadly microbes that surfaced over the past couple of decades made that a dangerous thing to do.
Airlines propose a new round of fare hikes
DALLAS (AP) -- Four of the nation's five largest airlines have raised domestic fares by adding a surcharge of $20 per round trip, which they said was needed to cover the higher cost of jet fuel.
Psychiatrist sentenced to 15 years in patients' deaths
FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) -- A psychiatrist who killed five elderly patients by prescribing fatal morphine overdoses was sentenced to 15 years in prison, half the term he had faced.
Shuttle closes in for trickier than usual station rendezvous
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Atlantis closed in for a weekend rendezvous with the international space station, a complicated job made even tougher by a failed navigation device.
Gulf War study fails to find cause of illnesses
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A comprehensive new report on the chronic illnesses suffered by some Gulf War veterans was unable to link their problems to a specific cause.
Dealers, drivers, scrambling for replacement tires
At Cliff's Tire and Service Inc. in Cedar Park, Texas, about 400 people are waiting for tires to replace models recalled by Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. a month ago amid reports they had caused dozens of fatal wrecks -- a wait that will stretch into next year for some.
Friends charged with setting fire to 12-year-old
MAQUOKETA, Iowa -- They were the best of friends -- inseparable.
Massachusetts governor blasts judge for lenient sentence in sex crime involving 12-year-old boy
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- In a decision that outraged the governor and others, a judge sentenced a man to one year of home detention after he pleaded guilty to kidnapping and trying to rape a 12-year-old boy.
White supremacist group socked with $6.3 million verdict
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- The civil rights lawyer who helped win a $6.3 million judgment against the Aryan Nations hopes the verdict is just the first step to shutting down the white supremacist sect.
Indian farmers' lawsuit against USDA progressing
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- More than 700 American Indians so far have signed onto a lawsuit against the U.S. Agriculture Department.
Indian Affairs head apologizes for agency's 'legacy of racism'
WASHINGTON -- The head of the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs apologized Friday for the agency's "legacy of racism and inhumanity" that included massacres, forced relocations of tribes and attempts to wipe out Indian languages and cultures.
Normal life still elusive for some Montanans
DARBY, Mont. -- Montana's summer of fire is winding down, but it will be a long time until Charlotte Zikan can resume life as she knew it before flames reduced the house where she lived for 25 years to charred rubble.
Clinton uses radio speech to press for $1.6 billion in recovery aid for areas devastated by Western wildfires
NEW YORK -- With more than 6.5 million acres of Western forests charred by wildfires, President Clinton pledged Saturday to seek nearly $1.6 billion from Congress to help hard-hit communities recover as the smoke clears and prevent future blazes.
Editor defends cover 'photo' of Clinton and Castro
NEW YORK -- The editor of the New York Daily News defended Friday's front-page photograph that made it look as if President Clinton and Cuban leader Fidel Castro were about to shake hands.
Man's feud with city ends in fatal shootings
BUNKER, Mo. -- It was hardly the sort of dispute that seemed destined for mayhem.
Frustrated U.S. military aching for wholesale upgrades
WASHINGTON -- Vice Adm. John B. Nathman, the new commander of the Navy's air forces in the Pacific, finally reached the end of his rope.
Feds consider tire investigation
WASHINGTON -- Pressed by members of Congress, the Justice Department is conferring with federal safety regulators to see whether there are grounds for launching a civil or criminal investigation into the way Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. and Ford Motor Co. have handled the recall of 6.5 million tires.
California upholds clean car rule
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California air-quality regulators have voted to keep a rule requiring up to 10 percent of new cars and light trucks sold in the state to produce zero emissions, despite industry objections that meeting the goal would be too costly.
Airline on-time performance improved, a little, in July
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The on-time performance of the nation's major airlines improved -- a bit -- in July, but Northwest Airlines slipped from the top spot into third place despite turning in a better performance.
Shuttler thunders into orbit on space station mission
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Space shuttle Atlantis and a crew of seven thundered into orbit Friday on a mission to furnish the growing international space station.
Twins derail Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) -- Rookies Matt Kinney and Anthony Pierzynski of the Minnesota Twins got a couple of firsts. The Seattle Mariners got another loss.
DIRTY DOZEN: Top and the bottom of the NFL
These are the top and bottom six teams in the NFL, based on last year's form and preseason development.
Now Boston worries about AL chase
BOSTON (AP) -- Now that they've taken care of a minor inconvenience known as the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox will turn their attention to the pennant race.
Fenway shaken by sight of accident with Red Sox reliever
For eight innings, all eyes at Fenway Park were on New York Yankees Roger Clemens. Then in the ninth, many of them turned away rather than look at Boston reliever Bryce Florie.
MR. Knight vs. the ill-mannered IU freshman
Those of you with September dates in the "When will Bob Knight blow up?" office pool may have taken the first step toward collecting Friday after an Indiana University freshman accused the embroiled basketball coach of grabbing and cursing him outside Assembly Hall in Bloomington on Thursday.
Historic day for Wild goes by with little excitement
MINNEAPOLIS -- The first day of training camp for the Minnesota Wild was a day of contrasts.
Martin, Safin complete semis
NEW YORK -- This time, there was no victory lap, no high-fives for the fans, no memorable comeback for Todd Martin.
Davenport faces Venus Williams for U.S. Open title
NEW YORK (AP) -- For Lindsay Davenport, the idea was to get off the court in a hurry and conserve her strength for Saturday's U.S. Open championship.
Dolphins weary of Daunte's feet
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When Minnesota quarterback Daunte Culpepper drops back Sunday against Miami, the element of surprise will be lost when he doesn't pass.
MIAMI (1-0) AT MINNESOTA (1-0)
It's prove-it time for the Ravens
In Jacksonville's five years in the NFL, the Jaguars have never lost to the team that is now the Baltimore Ravens. They're 8-0 against the Ravens and were 2-0 against the old Browns, who left Cleveland for Baltimore after the 1995 season.
NBA charges Wolves violated salary cap
NEW YORK (AP) -- Charging the Minnesota Timberwolves, player Joe Smith and agent Eric Fleisher violated salary cap rules in contract agreement, the NBA started an arbitration proceeding Friday.
Mary Ann Johnson
STAPLES -- Mary Ann Johnson, 56, Staples, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at her home.
Mary Ann Jambor
BROWERVILLE -- Mary Ann Jambor, 77, Browerville, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at the Greater Staples Hospital.
BACKUS -- Joseph Gamache, 61, Backus, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at his home.
Allen D. Zaske
PINE RIVER -- Allen D. Zaske, 70, Pine River, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Richard M. Griffith
WAHKON -- Richard M. Griffith, 66, Wahkon, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
BACKUS -- Joseph Gamache, 61, Backus, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at home.
Myrtle O. Thoreson
Myrtle O. Thoreson, 92, Brainerd, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Donna M. Davies
EDINA -- Donna M. Davies, 75, Edina, and formerly of Brainerd, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, due to complications of Parkinson's disease.
Helen E. Hertogs
BLOOMINGTON -- Helen E. Hertogs, 97, Bloomington, died Wednesday Sept. 6, 2000, at the Minnesota Masonic Home in Bloomington.
LINCOLN -- Pete Pikus, 64, Lincoln, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at home.
Donald Gates, 70, Brainerd, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Eleanor Janey, 82, Little Falls, and formerly of Lastrup, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at St. Otto's Nursing Home of Little Falls.
DEERWOOD -- Annie Stefanick, 90, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
PINE RIVER -- Allen Zaske, 70, Pine River, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
DEERWOOD -- Annie Stefanick, 90, Deerwood, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center of Crosby.
Arthur R. Boschee
PEQUOT LAKES -- Arthur R. Boschee, 90, Pequot Lakes, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at home.
Blind runner gets many encouraging responses from fans
BRISBANE, Australia -- Marla Runyan has difficulty reading all the inspiring responses she has received since becoming the first Paralympics athlete to make the U.S. Olympic team.
White House study criticizes IOC in drug fight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Olympic culture infused with corporate endorsements and lacking unified leadership makes athletes more likely to turn to drugs in their quest for gold, according to a White House-financed study released Friday.
World's largest Olympic services agency thrives on crowds
PLYMOUTH -- When the Sydney 2000 Olympics open later this month, no pole vaulter, sprinter or swimmer may feel more pressure than the company that caters to the special guests of Olympic sponsors.
Drug testing almost becomes a new Olympic event
Rumors of drug use have swirled around the Olympic Games since the ancient Greeks, when athletes munched psychedelic mushrooms to boost their performance.
Gearing up for the Olympics
I'm ready. The Sydney Olympics begin Friday with what surely will be another spectacular opening ceremony. Aren't they all spectacular?
I have had the rather unique distinction of sitting next to Ralph Nader when he launched a national citizen action movement and sitting next to Al Gore for several years on the Commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Ticket ticks off town's tourists
The lady has a point.
Democrats need pocketbook issue
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--The day the Democrats released their basic economic platform for 2000, Al Gore's running-mate, Joe Lieberman, appropriately enough wound up his campaigning here in President Clinton's home town. Eight years ago, the slogan on the wall of Clinton's Little Rock headquarters read, "It's the economy, stupid." This year, as then, the Democrats need the pocketbook issue if they are going to win.
Behind the Firestone story
I share the breakfast nook with someone who owns a vehicle with Firestone Wilderness tires. This is the type of light truck or sport utility tire that, under certain conditions, can peel apart like a spiral-cut ham, causing the vehicle (frequently a Ford Explorer) to flip, killing or injuring its occupants.
Military readiness - Dispatch Editorial
The presidential campaign debate regarding the nation's state of military readiness might seem to be an odd one in an era when the United States reigns as the sole military superpower in the world.
Sock it to 'em, George
In one of the rare unscripted moments of this campaign, George W. Bush has called a reporter a name that, how to say, would be familiar territory to a proctologist.
Next time, fix estate tax defects
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Los Angeles Times:
As anyone who has ever parented headstrong teen-agers knows, it is not effective to simply order them to act or behave in ways the parent might want. The teen might grudgingly respond, but such a relationship leads to resentment and disaffection.
Bemidji man completes 44-day journey through Canada
BEMIDJI (AP) -- Not even swarms of bugs and frozen lakes could keep Bemidji's Jimmy Wheeler and five fellow paddlers from finishing a 44-day, 650-mile canoe trek through Canada's Northwest Territories just 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle.
September - 16 -- Small game hunting season opens
BRAINERD/NISSWA - Walleyes continue to hit shiner minnows or redtail minnows on lakes such as Gull, Pelican, North Long and Edwards. The early morning and evening hours have been best in 8 to 12 feet of water.
Where have all the big pike gone?
LITTLE FALLS -- When was the last time you pulled a really big northern pike from a small to medium-sized Minnesota lake? Really big means 20 pounds or heavier, and a small to medium-sized lake is 1,000 acres or less.
Small game outlook Prospects generally good throughout central Minnesota
Hunters should find reasonably good small game hunting throughout east-central Minnesota this year.
Highbush cranberry jelly makes for delicious early-autumn treat
As the busyness of summer subsides and early autumn slips into being I cherish my walks on the trails that meander through my 60-acres. Day-to-day I note the changes that signal the passing of one season into the next. Recently I've been watching the transition of the highbush cranberries as they turn from firm green to bright scarlet. They always remind me of Amanda Amy, the former publisher and editor of the Pine River Journal.
Iowa outlook mixed
Iowa's recent roadside pheasant counts varied statewide, but overall numbers increased 20 percent over last year.
DNR: Pheasant hunting prospects look good
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Hunting prospects for Minnesota pheasants and cottontail rabbits look good this fall, according to results of roadside wildlife counts recently completed by the Department of Natural Resources.
Bear harvest started strong, then slacked off
Call the experiment partly successful.
The citizens advisory committee for the Crow Wing State Park management planning process will meet at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Brainerd Public Library. The group will discuss future recreational development and make recommendations.
Four generations recently gathered were Callie Bartholomaus, daughter; Paul Bartholomaus, father; Jim (J.B.) Bartholomaus, grandfather; and Harm Bartholomaus, great-grandfather.
Stephanie Lynn Abeln and Clark Aaron Young announce their engagement. Parents are Mike and Diane Abeln, Coon Rapids, and Jack and Lucy Young, Aitkin. An Oct. 7 wedding is planned at Ascension Episcopal Church of Stillwater.
Everett and Grace Lodermeier, Fort Ripley, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniverary with an open house from 2-6 p.m., with dinner being served at 4 p.m., Saturday at St. Mathias Park.
Walt and Patricia Minarich will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Ironton American Legion.
Sam and Florella Workman, Brainerd, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Saturday. He recently had his 95th birthday and she had her 86th birthday.
Lori Sher-rod and Craig Petersen were marriedn June 17, 2000, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Jay and Carol (Ellefsen) Simon will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary today. They were married Sept. 10, 1960, in St. Louis Park.
Five generations recently gathered were Devin Kramer, son; Elijah Kramer, father; Terri Kramer, grandmother; Maynard Johnson, great-grandfather; and Hjalmer Johnson, great-greatgrandfather.
Jennifer Caird and Matthew Hammers announce their engagement. Parents are Marge and Brian Caird, Pillager, and Shirley Mellgren, Brainerd, and Joe Hammers, Carver.
Elvin and Bernice Swedberg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church of Brainerd. No gifts please. The event will be hosted by their children. They were married Sept. 16, 1950.
Melinda Jean Pegel and Reed Raylyn Bye were married June 3, 2000, at Park United Methodist Church of Brainerd with Pastor Rory Swenson officiating.
Jean Nimeth will celebrate her 75th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Nazarene Church of Brainerd.
Johnson has new party and new cause
PEQUOT LAKES (AP) -- Buford Johnson grew up on DFL politics. But these days he has a new party and a new cause. He's pushing campaign finance reform as he runs for the U.S. Senate as an Independence Party candidate.
Cheney explains failure to vote in 14 elections
SHELTON, Conn. -- Dick Cheney acknowledged Friday he failed to vote in 14 of the past 16 elections in Texas, hitting the Republican presidential ticket with a new controversy as nominee George W. Bush struggles to gain traction.
Four DFL Senate hopefuls clash in TV debate
ST. PAUL -- Two of the four leading DFLers in the U.S. Senate race couldn't wait until an evening debate to go at each other Friday. Instead, Mike Ciresi and Mark Dayton sparred over the airwaves with new television ads.
Walters files for Baxter mayor, creating first race
Baxter has a race.
Cheney skipped voting in 14 elections
DALLAS (AP) -- Republican vice presidential nominee Dick Cheney skipped voting in 14 of 16 elections since he registered to vote in Dallas County nearly five years ago, The Dallas Morning News reported Friday.
Attempt to override Clinton's estate tax veto fails in House
Here's how Minnesota's representatives voted on the 274-157 roll call Thursday by which the House failed to override President Clinton's veto of a bill repealing estate taxes.
Polls: Gore gains edge on top issues
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The presidential race remains very close, according to two new polls, but Al Gore has gained an advantage over George W. Bush on top issues such as the economy, education and health care.
Mendota Heights attorney Mike Ciresi received the endorsement of the Duluth News-Tribune, the state's third-largest newspaper.
Underfunded candidate Janezich campaigns table-to-table in city
Out-financed by his three main opponents in Tuesday's Democratic primary for U.S. Senator, Jerry Janezich campaigned table-to-table at Brainerd's Uptown Deli Friday afternoon.
Bush gives campaign a facelift, vows plain talk
WARRENDALE, Pa. (AP) -- George W. Bush, giving his embattled campaign a facelift, said Friday that he was ready to talk to voters -- lots of them.
Bush gives in on debates
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- After a week of insisting upon presidential debates structured to his own liking, Republican candidate George W. Bush on Friday agreed to reopen negotiations with his Democratic rival, Vice President Al Gore.
Grams criticizes Clinton estate tax veto
Sen. Rod Grams, R-Minn., conducted a telephone news conference Thursday to criticize President Clinton's veto of the federal estate tax bill and to urge passage of medical prescription relief for seniors.
League of Women Voters offers election hotline
The League of Women Voters, in partnership with WCCO television, is providing an election hotline.
Anti-Ciresi e-mail linked to Grams aide's phone line
ST. PAUL (AP) -- An e-mail account investigators believe was used to send negative messages about DFL candidate Mike Ciresi was accessed several times via a telephone line registered to a top aide of U.S. Sen. Rod Grams, a search warrant released Thursday shows.
Nader favors legalizing marijuana
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader on Friday advocated the legalization of marijuana as part of an overhaul of the nation's "self-defeating and antiquated drug laws."
Jeff Burton rules all at home state track
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Jeff Burton already was a fan favorite when he walked into Richmond International Raceway.
Pierz posts victory
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers football team won their first game of the season with by beating Central Minnesota Conference opponent Big Lake Friday 19-12.
CLC seeks to control the ball against Vermilion
If you can operate a stopwatch and show up at the Central Lakes College Raiders home football opener Saturday at 1:30 p.m., chances are that you'll be able to tell who's winning the game without looking up at the scoreboard.
Bertha-Hewitt keeps clean slate
ROYALTON -- The Bertha-Hewitt Bears improved to 2-0 in their overall record after beating Royalton Friday night 41-0.
Area events Saturday
High School Volleyball
Pequot rolls 58-0
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots football team was hoping to sneak up on some teams this season but with their second consecutive blowout everyone will likely take notice.
Local sports short
Alexandria edged the Brainerd Warriors 91-90 in junior varsity swimming and diving Thursday.
Alex thwarts Little Falls offense, takes 31-17 CLC victory
ALEXANDRIA --The Alexandria Cardinals held the Little Falls Flyers to only 68 yards rushing and 147 yards of total offense in a 31-17 Central Lakes Conference victory Friday.
Fall swim lesson registration open
The Brainerd Family YMCA has its next swim lesson schedule ready. Both YMCA members and community members can may register for classes.
Brainerd boys' soccer streak hits 3
Baxter -- Records continue to be set by the Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer team.
PR-B runners 2nd at Deer River
Deer River -- Chisholm won the Deer River Invitational boys' cross country meet Friday with a score of 29 points.
Rocori defeats Warriors
NBA star Grant Hill may have said it best in a soft-drink commercial. "Image is nothing," Hill said. "Thirst is everything."
Aitkin edged 14-13
AITKIN --The Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars scored touchdowns on two long passes from Ryan Ausmus to Cory Marudas and defeated the Aitkin Gobblers 14-13 in Great River Conference action Friday.
Grand jury looms in Gopher scandal
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal grand jury is expected to convene to consider criminal charges in the cheating scandal in the University of Minnesota men's basketball program, according to a report.
Gophers fear Ohio's triple-option offense
MINNEAPOLIS -- Neither Minnesota coach Glen Mason nor Ohio coach Jim Grobe will be surprised on Saturday if the Bobcats and their triple-option offense jump out to an early lead.
Brainerd's Tuomi wins girls' race
BEMIDJI -- Abbie Tuomi of Brainerd placed first with a time of 16:47 and teammates Susie Carlson and Liz Wilcox finished fourth and fifth, respectively, to lead the Warriors to a runner-up finish at the Bemidji Invitational cross country meet Friday.
Crosby-Ironton swamps Proctor 41-11
CROSBY --The Crosby-Ironton Rangers defeated Proctor for the first time since joining the Sea Range Conference in 1993 with a convincing 41-11 victory over the Rails Friday night.
Rofidal named president of University M Club
Brainerd High School graduate Bob Rofidal, a 1969 graduate of the University of Minnesota, has been named president of the University of Minnesota M Club.
Warrior grads catching on to college football
Ask first-year Central Lakes College Raiders football players Scott Imgrund or Matt Yde, both Brainerd High School graduates, how college football differs from high school football and their response comes quickly and in perfect unison:
Danceline performs at Warriors' game
The Brainerd Warriors danceline performed during halftime of the Brainerd Warriors verse the Willmar Cardinals football game at Don Adamson Field on Friday night. See Sports for game story and photos. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Football as it's supposed to be; Johnson leads S-M
STAPLES -- The high school football stadium in Staples is still called Cardinal field. No one has th
Ranking may have helped spark Cards
The Willmar Cardinals didn't need any additional incentive to beat the Brainerd Warriors Friday night.
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots defeated the Pillager Huskies 15-9, 15-4, 15-6 in high school volleyball on Thursday.
Verndale suffers 28-8 league setback
CHOKIO -- The seventh-ranked Verndale Pirates were defeated by Chokio-Alberta-Herman-Norcross Spartans by a score of 28-8 in Pheasant Conference football Friday.
Warrior girls beat Flyers
LITTLE FALLS --Beth Cairns scored two goals and added a a pair of assists to lead the Brainerd Warriors soccer team past the Little Falls Flyers 4-2 in Central Lakes Conference action Thursday.
McGrane becomes part of family's CLC tradition
Stephanie McGrane, a sophomore hitter for the Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team, comes from a family that has enjoyed a legacy of athletic success at CLC.
Willmar ends its jinx with Brainerd
The Brainerd Warriors lose a home football game about as often as Bob Knight wins a sportsmanship award.
Brainerd outswims Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA --The Brainerd Warriors won five events on their way to recording a 104-82 dual meet victory over the Alexandria Cardinals on Thursday.
Pillager takes 8-6 wiln over NY MIlls
PILLAGER -- Adam Brown led the Pillager Huskies over New York Mills Eagles 8-6 on Friday night.
Digital haves outnumber digital have-nots
For the first time, more than half of the U.S. population can access the World Wide Web at home, according to new data that underscore how central the Internet has become to the daily lives of most Americans.
Security role reopens debate about credit theft
It was a simple glitch in computer coding, but in the shadowy world of Internet bank fraud, it could have meant hundreds of thousands of credit card numbers in the hands of hackers.
'Ground Control' has good high-tech models
Before he created "Star Wars," George Lucas characterized himself to me as "a filmmaker -- not a director. I like the physical part of making the movie. I might be a toymaker if I weren't a filmmaker."
Record labels try to remix the CD
There's a new release coming on CD -- only it's one you shouldn't be able to hear. It's the centerpiece of the recording industry's attempt to offer secure downloads and sales of digital music on its ow
Variety of options can speed service
You have one of three options for home broadband service: a cable modem from your cable company, a DSL (digital subscriber line) modem from the local phone company and, finally, a DSL hookup from one of dozens of independent Internet service providers.
Note passing gets a high-tech twist with new devices for preteens
Passing notes used to be complicated. A furtive glance across home room. The quick, deliberate movement that thrusts a folded piece of paper into the hands of another.
Federal government says Napster violates copyright law
SAN FRANCISCO -- The federal government weighed in on the closely watched case against Napster Inc. for the first time Friday, saying the music-sharing service is not protected under a key copyright law, as the company claims.
Picture phones finally making appearance
NEW YORK -- The picture phone is coming. Again.
Settling down with a home network
There's no hotter subject in computing than home networking. When I wrote about it last year, I saved the oh-so-geeky series for August, traditionally when my readers are on vacation, just to avoid boring them. Boy, was I surprised to be buried in mail asking for more details. Meanwhile, I would guess that perhaps half the traffic on broadband newsgroups and mail lists covers home networking.
Study finds lakes, rivers freeze later, thaw earlier
WASHINGTON -- The Earth may have warmed by an average of more than 3 degrees over the past 150 years, according to an analysis of the freeze and thaw records for lakes and rivers in the Northern Hemisphere.
Two for school
Weather drawing by Becky Stanwood of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Generous portions praise feed kids' confidence
DEAR ABBY: I am a teacher with more than 25 years invested in the lives of young people. You stress that parents need to provide their children with sex education because this is what will help them the most to make informed choices. May I present some pearls of wisdom from my experience and observations in working with youth?
A prayer for parents at wit's end
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 46-year-old father of four, married to the same woman for 23 years. Being a parent is not easy. I know that child abuse statistics are soaring these days.
Diana Cook was awarded the Toastmaster of the Year for 1999-2000 at a recent banquet held in her honor. Carole Paulson, president of the Toastmasters club, presented her with the award.
Child in need
How are your back-to-school lists coming along? Most households have probably settled into their "kids are in school" mode. Possibly you're one of the families where "back to school" means "away to college." This can be a really difficul
Julie Andrews settles lawsuit against hospital, doctors who she said destroyed her singing voice
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Julie Andrews settled a medical malpractice lawsuit with doctors who she said destroyed her singing voice with a botched operation.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
North-South: Walt and Betty Moynagh, 162; Mark Anderson and Clayto
This year's Pillager fair was such a great event! This letter is to thank the fair board and
GLORIA STEINEM: Feminism's unblushing bride
Eight years ago, Gloria Steinem confessed in a memoir that, in her fifties, she had finally found the nesting instinct: She decorated her New York apartment. Got a bed with a canopy, covered in white lace!
Dear Heloise: If you're going camping, take along a BIRD FEEDER with some birdseed or a hummingbird feeder with a bottle of sugar water in a cooler.
Truck explodes in China's restive northwest, killing 60, injuring 173
BEIJING (AP) -- A truck carrying explosives blew up in China's restive Muslim northwest, killing 60 people, injuring 173 others and scorching nearby vehicles and homes, officials and state media said Saturday.
Free at last
JOLO, Philippines -- Muslim rebels on Saturday released four European tourists held hostage for 140 days in a Philippine jungle, despite a bloody attack earlier in the day on two go-betweens, government negotiators said.
Castro tells American supporters he was pleased by Clinton handshake
NEW YORK -- A church full of admiring American supporters in Harlem erupted in applause early Saturday when Cuban leader Fidel Castro told them how pleased he was to shake hands earlier in the week with President Clinton.
Slain priest fought corruption, made enemies
LOLGORIEN, Kenya -- John Kaiser was a beefy, beaming Minnesotan -- a paratrooper and wrestler who became a priest. He loved to hunt buffalo on the Serengeti Plain. In his younger years he would bounce from Mass to Mass on a motorcycle over the dusty roads of western Kenya.
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