Thorpe scores easy victory
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Jim Thorpe followed his dramatic victory a week ago with an easy one, closing with a 5-under-par 66 for a 14-under 199 total to win the Allianz Championship senior tournament by two strokes.
Verplank makes Ryder Cup selection look smart
MONTREAL (AP) -- The 25-foot putt fell in the heart of the hole for an unlikely par, a fitting conclusion to a wild finish at the Canadian Open. Scott Verplank raised his arms to celebrate his first victory of the year, and no one wore a bigger smile.
Book: Souter nearly convinced Supreme Court colleague to change vote on Bush election
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A month after the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision that gave George W. Bush the presidency, dissenting Justice David Souter said he could have won over Justice Anthony Kennedy if given only one more day, according to a new book.
Rumsfeld reacts to vote cutting missile defense
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld says he'll recommend that President Bush veto a defense spending bill if it cuts the administration's request for missile defense.
Bush seeks to prod lawmakers on education plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With his education plan bogged down in Congress, President Bush was campaigning Monday in Florida to prod lawmakers into action. The dwindling budget surplus gave new significance to the central debate -- how much federal money to spend on schools.
This Old Farm
A weekend chock full of live music, food and old-fashioned family activities is planned Saturday and Sunday at This Old Farm, a first-time event to raise funds for the Brainerd Area Lakers, the new adult Special Olympics team.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Crow Wing County, already ruled out as a location for hazardous waste disposal site, was one of 60 counties being considered this forenoon for a hazardous waste processing site.
Sea of wild rice
Gary Drotts (right) and Rod Ustipak enjoyed gathering wild rice on area lakes and rivers today.
Cass County interfaith receives $35,000 grant
The Cass County Interfaith Caregivers Network received a $35,000 grant to recruit volunteers from the faith communities.
Battle is just beginning
By RICHARD BENKE
Ex-security guard suspected in fatal rampage kills himself after shootout with police
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A former security guard wanted in the slayings of five people shot himself to death after a high-speed chase and police shootout Monday, capping a weekend of violence that followed another Sacramento rampage three weeks ago.
Two adults, two girls found shot to death in San Francisco home; motive, suspects unknown
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Police had identified no suspects and determined no motive in the shooting deaths of two adults and two girls in a house in a quiet San Francisco neighborhood.
State agencies get taxpayer-funded farm aid
URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- When it comes to harvesting subsidy checks from the federal government, few farms in this state are doing better than the University of Illinois.
Man rescued after three days trapped in sewer drain
HOUSTON (AP) -- Kevin Funchess' trip to get some fried chicken turned into a three-day nightmare spent wedged in a storm sewer drain.
Hurricane Erin spares Bermuda serious damage; brings heavy rain, strands tourists
MIAMI -- Hurricane Erin drenched Bermuda and kept some tourists from heading home, but the island escaped major damage as the center of the storm passed far offshore.
Spending decline could drop U.S. economy into recession
World stock markets skidded lower again Monday, with Tokyo's main index hitting a 17-year low and London's key index falling below 5,000 for the first time in nearly three years.
Medical journals set scientific study rules
About 12 of the world's most prominent medical journals are issuing a joint editorial this week stating that they will reject any scientific studies that do not come with an assurance that the sponsor -- whether a drug company or other organization -- gave researchers complete access to the data and freedom to report the findings.
Gas prices rise 5 cents over last two weeks
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- Gas prices rose about 5 cents a gallon nationwide in the past two weeks as refiners retooled some facilities to start producing home heating oil.
Police say man fatally shoots mother, two other people in Detroit
DETROIT, Mich. (AP) -- A man fatally shot his mother and two other people before surrendering to authorities, police said.
Graduation rates hold steady among college athletes
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The graduation rate for men's basketball players at major colleges dropped from 42 percent to 40 percent, the second lowest since 1984, according to the latest NCAA survey.
Milton stumps Angels again
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- You could say Minnesota Twin left-hander Eric Milton has had a charmed career against the Anaheim Angels.
Chargers match last season's win total
San Diego has a leg up on the category of Most Improved NFL Team. Washington leads in the Biggest Disappointment For Consecutive Years standings.
Replacement officials score points
The spin doctors were at work early as replacement officials worked their first regular season games.
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Venus beats kid sister for Open title
NEW YORK -- Venus Williams loves her kid sister and told her so, right after giving her a very public spanking in a match that was far more historic than dramatic.
NEW YORK (AP) -- By opting to have an all-in-white Pete Sampras serve first in the U.S. Open final, Lleyton Hewitt made a statement as brash as his garish Gen-X garb: OK, let's see what you've got.
61, 62, 63
Through Sept. 9
Lawrence E. High
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Lawrence Everett High, 55, Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Brainerd, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, in the Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska, of rheumatoid arthritis of the lungs.
Viola Mae Jones
Viola Mae Jones, 69, Brainerd, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at her home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Peggy Kuyava, 92, Little Falls, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Marie C. Malloy
BAXTER -- Marie C. Malloy, 86, Baxter, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Luella E. Becker
Luella Elizabeth Becker, 87, Brainerd, formerly of Park Rapids, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Donald R. Jensen
GOLDEN VALLEY -- Donald R. Jensen, 80, Golden Valley, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, of cancer.
Roger K. Anderson
Roger K. Anderson, 95, Brainerd, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Roy A. Nelson
FIFTY LAKES -- Roy A. Nelson, 82, Fifty Lakes, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at home.
PINE RIVER -- Richard Bourgerie, 84, Pine River, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Helen C. Small
AITKIN -- Helen C. Small, 88, Aitkin, died Saturday, Sept. 8., 2001, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Douglas E. Seely
CUYUNA -- Douglas Eugene Seely, 75, Cuyuna, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at home.
A silence that speaks volumes
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph J. Ellis has paid for his lies. After years of regaling undergraduates at Mount Holyoke College with fabricated accounts of his combat experiences during the Vietnam War, Ellis was expos
The Bush administration wants to give the Chinese government an advance look at plans for testing its proposed missile defense shield. It hopes to persuade Beijing we mean them no harm. To ``sweeten the pot,'' the administration is also prepared not to object if China wishes to resume underground nuclear testing in order to ``modernize'' its weapons stockpiles and keep them current. The rationale is that they're going to modernize anyway, so why not try to earn their trust?
A bad law
A new state law taking effect has good intentions in protecting local merchants but cuts across the grain of a free-market society.
Sparring for position
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
News council helps readers
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
Red-hot Rudd teaches rookie Harvick a lesson
RICHMOND, Va. -- Ricky Rudd believes saving his car from a crash was like a miracle. Getting back what he thought was rightly his was a mission.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Actress Loni Anderson will have her day here on Wednesday.
Minneapolis man shot
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A 42-year-old Minneapolis man was shot to death in his home Friday night. Authorities were holding two 38-year-old Minneapolis men in the Hennepin County jail in the shooting Thomas Marcus.
Vet likes new book
LITCHFIELD (AP) -- A new book reporting on a daring rescue of prisoners of war by the U.S. Army 6th Ranger Battalion during World War II is welcome news to an 84-year-old Litchfield farmer.
Paper farms let growers maximize subsidies
Amid gloom about low prices and sagging exports, there's one apparent sign of vibrancy on Minnesota farms: At least on paper, there is no shortage of farmers.
In 1989 Evelyn Lenander from Buffalo Lake established a fund to provide scholarships for college students in their junior and senior year who are pursuing a career in elementary education.
FARM SUBSIDIES -- Who gets what
Brian Romsdahl knows that for his 640-acre farm in Butterfield, Minn., government subsidies have probably meant the difference between making money and losing it the past few years.
Smaller is better That 's the conclusion of a report on school buildings
APPLE VALLEY (AP) -- The lava lamps, houseplants and fish tanks that adorn student desks lend much to the homey, laid-back atmosphere at the School of Environmental Studies, a new-age high school on Minnesota Zoo grounds.
State senators plan gas price hearings
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Another set of state lawmakers is planning legislative hearings into high gas prices in Minnesota.
State employee strike would be felt throughout the state
ST. PAUL (AP) -- State officials are scrambling to prepare for a strike by about 29,500 state employees that could delay the delivery of some state services.
Pine River-Backus third at Pequot tournament
Pequot Lakes -- Detroit Lakes won all four of its matches to win the Pequot Lakes volleyball tournament Saturday.
Otters shut out Warrior girls
Fergus Falls -- After a 2 1/2-hour bus ride, and a two-hour delay waiting for officials, the Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team was defeated 4-0 by the Fergus Falls Otters Saturday.
CLC volleyball team raises conference record to 3-0
International Falls -- The
Steiger-Whalen runners-up at Lake Hubert tourney
Lake Hubert -- On a difficult day for a tennis tournament, the Brainerd Warriors girls' tennis team ended up placing fifth out of six teams, while powerhouse Bemidji won every match it played en route to the title.
Raiders win first football game of season
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- The Central Lakes College Raiders showed no signs of road legs as they jumped out to a 14-0 lead Saturday and went on to a 47-32 win over Northland for their first win of the season.
Gobblers edge Hinckley-Finlayson
HinckleY -- The Aitkin Gobblers edged Hinckley-Finlayson 9-7 in Great River Conference football Friday.
Cardinal teams run to victories
StapleS -- It was a good day for Staples-Motley cross country teams Saturday as the Cardinals ran to two wins in their invitational.
Valerie Meschke champion at Pine City tennis tourney
Pine City -- Valerie Meschke of Pequot Lakes won the No. 2 singles title at the Pine City girls' tennis tournament Saturday.
St. Peter outscores Pine River-Backus
St. Peter -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers football team lost its first regular-season game in two years as it lost 18-7 to the St. Peter Saints Saturday.
Bemidji State bumps St. Thomas
A comeback scare late in the fourth quarter by St. Thomas will help keep Bemidji State grounded in a season of high NSIC conference expectations, said Beavers coach Jeff Tesch.
Barber sharp in Gophers' victory
MINNEAPOLIS -- Marion Barber III didn't figure to play a whole lot with 1,300-yard rusher Tellis Redmon and his talented backup, Thomas Tapeh, returning at tailback this year for Minnesota.
Poleaxed by the Panthers
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings were supposed to have the polished offense, not the Carolina Panthers and rookie Chris Weinke.
Carolina 7 3 7 7 -- 24
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly sunny west to mostly sunny east. Highs 65 to 75.
Flying a kite
Weather drawing by Cayle Winkler of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy skies north becoming partly cloudy. Otherwise partly cloudy to sunny elsewhere. Highs from around 70 northeast...To the 80s west.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...A chance of morning showers or a thunderstorm far north... Otherwise partly or mostly sunny. Highs in the 60s to mid 70s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny with highs in the mid 70s to low 80s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance of showers or thunderstorms northeast this morning. Highs in the lower 60s north to middle 70s southwest.
The Weather Elsewhere
CHICAGO -- City officials from the mayor on down are hoping Chicagoans in coffee shops, on park benches and on buses and trains are engrossed in the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird."
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- The times, they have a-changed.
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Dying man's lesson of love changes a life
DEAR ABBY: I recently went to visit a Marine from our reserve unit. He is receiving radiation treatments for an inoperable brain tumor. My objective was to comfort him.
As nation's health improves, rural Americans suffer, says report
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans overall are healthier today than they were 25 years ago. A new government report offers some reasons: longer life expectancy, better infant survival, fewer smokers, less hypertension and lower cholesterol levels.
University of Pennsylvania study says 1 in 100 children victims of sexual exploitation
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Many children who become entangled in the commercial sex industry originally took to the streets to escape abuse at home, according to a study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.
Russian defense minister opens door a crack on modifying ABM treaty
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Monday that Russia might consider changes to the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty but still opposes the planned deployment of a national missile defense by the United States.
Iraq says eight civilians killed, three wounded in U.S.-British airstrike
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq said Monday that eight civilians were killed in a weekend airstrike by U.S. and British warplanes on southern Iraq.
Israelis reel from deadly attacks, including first bombing by Israeli Arab
JERUSALEM -- Israel said Monday it would hold high-level talks with the Palestinians, despite a spate of deadly attacks by Arab militants, including the first suicide bombing carried out by an Israeli Arab. Five Israeli Jews and three Arab militants were killed and dozens wounded in those attacks.
Heavy flooding in India kills at least 48
PATNA, India (AP) -- Torrential rains triggered severe flooding in eastern India, washing out thousands of villages near India's eastern border with Nepal, officials said Monday. At least 48 people have been killed.
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