THEFT -- Brian Birchem, 700 block of 12th Avenue Northeast, reported Friday his vehicle was stolen while parked at his residence.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 5:01 p.m. to a brush fire that spread into trees at the Crow Wing County Fair Grounds Saturday.
Tiger never settles for just a routine victory
OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) -- Winning is nothing new for Tiger Woods or the massive galleries that come to watch. His victory in the Canadian Open was his ninth of the year, the most on the PGA Tour in 50 years.
Blueberries: Easy to grow and good for you
POUND RIDGE, N.Y. (AP) -- The blueberry is such a stellar garden crop it's hard to believe it has added a new star to its luster.
World's first disposable hearing aid marketed to boomers
ATLANTA (AP) -- Thanks to too much cranked up Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and Lynrd Skynrd, thousands of aging baby boomers are suffering hearing loss, although they don't want to admit it by wearing a traditional hearing aid.
Study find Parkinson's may also affect heart
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- In a study that could help change how Parkinson's disease is diagnosed, researchers have discovered that the disease affects nerves in the heart as well as the brain.
Dietary supplements no substitute for proper diet
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nutritionists call the survey alarming: More older Americans -- the people most at risk of cancer -- say they're popping unproven dietary supplements in a quest for tumor-fighting nutrients than trying to eat more cancer-protective foods.
Gender never was an issue for the project engineer
BAXTER -- "My mommy built that bridge."
A special man C. Elmer didn't fit the stereotype for politicians
It's only been 2 1/2 years since the death of C. Elmer Anderson, but the public life he led was light years away from what we see in election year 2000.
How it took shape A timeline of the Highway 371 bypass
August 1969 -- Legislature discusses establishing new route for Trunk Highway 371.
Wind creates havoc
Central Lakes College Raiders men's athletic director Dennis Eastman struggled with the Raiders football program in the gusty winds as he fulfilled the duties as the public address announcer during the Raiders and Vermilion Community College game on Saturday. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Who are our heroes?
Before we can answer the question of who are our heroes, we need to define what is a hero? For each of us this will be something different.
Don't look for a land rush
Development along the Highway 371 bypass route south of Highway 210 may not be on the same furious pace set in the past decade in Baxter.
New senior center could be golden
Ice cream social!
Haskins to be sued by university
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota officials said Monday they would announce plans to sue former men's basketball coach Clem Haskins.
International twist Test sections copy idea from Finland
Some parts of the C. Elmer Anderson Memorial Highway will have a Finnish touch.
The future Highway 210 project is next up for MnDOT
The Brainerd lakes area will see a lot of changes in its highway system in the future.
After all the talk the bypass is a realilty Traffic is bound to be less congested in Brainerd now
After 50 years of discussion, 11 years of planning and construction and $20 million later, the C. Elmer Anderson Memorial Highway is now open.
Driving course helps area seniors save thousands
Since January of this year over 500 seniors from the Brainerd area have saved thousands of dollars at the Brainerd Lakes Area Senior Center.
Look what moved into the Baxter neighborhood Baxter residents like convenience and they are getting used to the noise
Joan Pelphrey used to be able to sit on her deck and watch the Mississippi River flow as surrounding trees and bushes swayed with the wind.
Hope and inspiration
Shannon started drinking when she was about 15. By age 20, she was using crack cocaine.
Bypassing her life away
"Riding along in my automobile ... cruisin' and playin' the radio, with no particular place to go ..."
Ventura proposes tax system that would have state funding schools
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura wants to change Minnesota's tax system dramatically so the state would pay all costs of basic education for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Program provides hope for women
Some of the women have never had to deal with their children while they were sober.
Dispatch again Election Central
Once again The Brainerd Dispatch will be the home for Election Central Tuesday night after the polls close for the primary election.
Take it from Bemidji Bypass could wind up helping downtown Brainerd
There can be two schools of thought regarding the economic impact of a bypass that changes the traffic flow through a city.
Ceremony planned to dedicate Baxter's new bike trail system
The Baxter bike trail system will be officially dedicated at a ceremony hosted by officials from Baxter, Brainerd, DNR, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Crow Wing Township and Crow Wing County.
Route of the turtle State took environmental impact into consideration
After all the discussion and debates, planning, setbacks and renewed efforts, it's somehow appropriate to remember the final location of the Highway 371 bypass could have hinged on a turtle.
Knight's ouster surprises Hoosier supporter
It's different if you grew up in Indiana.
A bonus for bicyclists Baxter capitializes on new highway by expanding city's trail system
The Highway 371 bypass has enhanced automobile travel through the Brainerd-Baxter area. What isn't as well known is that the bypass has been a boon to bicycle travel as well.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Yesterday's primary election was highly interesting. Overall there was a fair turnout of voters in Crow Wing County with 39 percent of those registered going to the polls. This is down by 2 percent from 1978.
SHORT LIST OF EMMY WINNERS
Winners of major honors at Sunday night's Emmys:
Forecasters see Fed's string of rate boosts nearing end
WASHINGTON -- A group of top economic forecasters believes the Federal Reserve's 15-month string of interest rates boosts to ward off inflation is near an end.
NEW YORK -- "I said to my mother, 'I'm hosting the Emmys,"' cracked Garry Shandling. "She said, 'You do what you have to do."'
Feds to accuse entertainment industry of marketing violent material to young
WASHINGTON -- The movie, video game and music industries aggressively market to underage youths violent films and products that carry adult ratings, federal regulators say.
Now just a 'Memory,' 'Cats' bids goodbye to Broadway
NEW YORK -- "Cats," Broadway's longest running show, has become as much a "Memory" as the song that was its most persistent refrain.
There's nothing like a movie at the drive-in
AZUSA, Calif. -- At the last drive-in theater on the Southern California leg of historic Route 66, families with children hunker down under blankets as couples sip iced tea before the evening's double feature.
'West Wing' rules at Emmys
LOS ANGELES -- Once again, crime didn't pay.
Plea deal to set spy suspect Wen Ho Lee free
WASHINGTON -- Former Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee, who has been jailed for nine months under allegations that he stole a vast trove of nuclear-weapons secrets, has agreed to a plea arrangement under which he will go free after pleading guilty to one felony and will cooperate with government investigators, lawyers from both sides said Sunday.
OPEC will boost official oil output
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- OPEC's official agreement to boost oil production by 3 percent may not add enough new crude to world markets to roll fuel prices back decisively from 10-year-highs, analysts say.
Survey shows many youngsters home alone after school
WASHINGTON -- Despite attempts to lower child-care costs and expand choices, many children are left alone after school ends and before their parents come home from work.
Elder volunteer knocks down the walls of nursing homes
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Just before Christmas in 1996 Bill Weisweaver saw a boy clicking away on a department store computer set up for demonstration. He waited until the boy finished a card game and decided to try it.
Movie director Joseph H. Lewis dies
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Joseph H. Lewis, who directed "Gun Crazy," "The Big Combo" and dozens of other B movies, died Aug. 30. Lewis was believed to be 93, although some reference books list his birthday as April 6, 1900.
As recall proceeds, future of Firestone name in doubt
DETROIT -- The auto industry has a small graveyard of mistakes bearing names such as Pinto, Corvair and Edsel. Is Firestone next?
Astronaut, cosmonaut take flawless spacewalk -- up the space station
SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) -- An American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut drifted out of space shuttle Atlantis early Monday, making a successful climb up the international space station that was more spacehike than spacewalk.
Nebraska holds off Irish
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Frankly, it looked more like South Bend, Neb.
Knight still trying to stir up supporters
"In the next couple days, I'm going to get together somewhere with as many students who want to come out, and then I'm going to tell you my side of this thing," the 59-year-old Knight told the crowd. "And I think you'll be interested in hearing it."
Boston College 55, Army 17
Safin sweeps away Sampras in U.S. Open
NEW YORK -- His opponent looked unsure of himself, perhaps intimidated even.
Miami 0 0 0 7 -- 7
Weekend NFL games in figures
Sele quiets Twins' bats
SEATTLE (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez's three-run homer may have been disputed, but there was no doubt Aaron Sele's performance was dominating.
No more coach Knight Indiana finally has enough
Bob Knight, who had survived a history of temper tantrums to coach Indiana Uni
At long last, Ravens gaining credibility
The Baltimore Ravens, doormats for four years, are finally making a move in the AFC Central.
It was a wild 29 seasons in Bloomington
For just about every victory Bob Knight brought to Indiana there was a confrontation, an outburst, a chilling glare.
Venus Williams claims the women's title
NEW YORK -- The hood pulled over her head was gone.
Culpepper shows he can run AND pass
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings already knew Daunte Culpepper could win with his feet. They now know he can pass them to victory.
Carter has career-high 168 yards receiving
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- No matter who the quarterback is, Cris Carter just keeps on doing what he does best -- catching passes for the Minnesota Vikings.
So much for the Redskins?
Brad Johnson was awful. Deion Sanders was worse and acknowledged it, calling it "my worst game ever."
Mary Ann Johnson
STAPLES -- Mary Ann Johnson, 56, Staples, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000.
Olavi 'Ole' Pakarinen
IRONTON -- Olavi "Ole" Pakarinen, 85, Ironton, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center of Crosby.
Pamela J. Summers
Pamela J. Summers, 32, Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at home.
Myrtle O. Thoreson
Myrtle O. Thoreson, 92, Brainerd, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Susann G. Gustafson
McGREGOR -- Susann G. Gustafson, 83, McGregor, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at home after a long illness.
GRAND RAPIDS -- Wayne Damore, 55, Grand Rapids, and formerly of Palisade, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Itasca Medical Center of Grand Rapids.
Terry L. Peterson
NISSWA -- Terry L. Peterson, 56, Nisswa, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, near Duluth.
Gene L. Blomquist
LONGVILLE -- Gene L. Blomquist, 67, Longville, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Alma M. Langer
PIERZ -- Alma M. Langer, 88, Pierz, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
Werner F. Konen
MOTLEY -- Werner F. Konen, 94, Motley, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Donald W. Gates
Donald W. Gates, 70, Brainerd, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
MaryAnn L. Jambor
BROWERVILLE -- MaryAnn L. Jambor, 77, Browerville, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at the Greater Staples Hospital.
It's the International Date Line's fault
SYDNEY-Australia would be a great place if it weren't so far away from everything else in the world. Then again, some people say that's what makes it so great.
Postcard from Sydney By Dennis Sodomka
Funny, but I don't feel upside-down
So, this is what it's like on the other side, where it's warm in the north, cool in the south and the ocean to the east is the Pacific. Funny, but I don't feel upside-down.
Minnesota News Council can help
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
An Idaho jury's multimillion-dollar civil judgment against the Aryan Nations and its top leaders seems likely to force the liquidation of one of the nation's largest and most violent white supremacist organizations. That is the intent of the nonprofit So
Clinton's unfinished business
WASHINGTON -- When the time comes to weigh President Clinton's legacy, part of it will be a bequest of decisions awaiting Al Gore or George W. Bush in the White House inbox year.
I read about the Baxter City Council meeting in Th
Hollander address listed by state
The address of John Malcolm Hollander, a Republican candidate for Senate District 12, was released by the Minnesota secretary of state's office last week.
DFL Senate candidates finally point out their differences
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The four major DFL candidates for U.S. Senate struggled Sunday to differentiate themselves from each other during the final debate before Tuesday's primary.
Gore tries to add to women's vote in 'Oprah' appearance
CHICAGO -- When Oprah asks, "Why should I vote for you?" Al Gore shows up with an answer.
Poll shows Dayton leading by 24 points
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- With the primary election looming, a new poll shows Mark Dayton continues to hold a commanding lead over his three major opponents seeking the DFL nomination for U.S. Senate.
Staples-Motley upset by Duluth East in own invitational
STAPLES -- The No. 1 ranked Staples-Motley boys' cross country team took a back seat for the first time in more than a year as they placed second and the Cardinal girls' took third at their own invitational Saturday.
PR-B coasts to win
KELLIHER -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they defeated the Kelliher-Northome Mustangs 33-8 Friday in a North Star Conference game.
Saturday volleyball scores
Moorhead def. Sauk Rapids 15-8, 15-13, 15-13
Gophers have plenty of blame to go around
MINNEAPOLIS -- As the Gophers return to practice Monday and try to determine what went wrong in Saturday's 23-17 loss to Ohio, they can at least take comfort in knowing that no one is blameless. Of course, that also means that the surprising loss was a result of a total breakdown.
Ironmen prove to be too much for CLC
When the Vermilion Ironmen got a stiff south wind at their backs in the fourth quarter it put the wind back in their sails.
Brainerd boys' runners 2nd
BEMIDJI -- The Brainerd Warriors' boys cross country team finished second in the Bemidji Invitational with 48 points Friday.
PR-B wins Pequot Lakes volleyball tournament in area action
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers volleyball team won the Pequot Lakes tournament Saturday while the host Patriots placed sixth.
Fergus Falls downs BHS girls in soccer
BAXTER -- The Fergus Falls Otters girls' soccer team defeated Brainerd 5-1 Saturday in what Warriors coach George Kohan called a very close match.
CLC women prevail here
The Central Lakes College Raiders women's' volleyball team shut down Rainy River and Anoka-Ramsey in a home triangular Saturday.
Steiger-Whalen take doubles title
Brainerd's Megan Steiger and Megan Whalen teamed up to win the No. 1 doubles competition at the Camp Lake Hubert tennis invitational Saturday.
Raiders throw scare at Ironmen
If one was to compare rosters it should have been a mismatch. But it turned out to be far from it.
Brainerd at Little Falls 7:30 p.m.
Weather drawing by Bobbi Sue Kruchten of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Luciano Pavarotti, one of the world's most famous opera stars, has collaborated with a number of pop musicians, including U2's Bono, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin and the Eurythmics' Annie Lennox.
Questions about new mom's age get old very quickly
DEAR ABBY: I am 42 and recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. I had my last child at 37. One day I encountered a very rude woman. She raved about how cute my baby was and then proceeded to ask me if he was my grandson! In this day and age, many women have babies in their 40s and beyond. I would never ask a woman of any age that question. I know from experience that it can ruin her day.
Screaming protesters clash with police outside economic summit in Australia
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Screaming protesters clashed with police Monday and vandalized the cars of delegates trying to enter an international economic forum -- the latest target of an anti-globalization movement.
Trade partners join Europe in concern over weak euro
FRANKFURT, Germany -- The European Union's pride isn't the only thing smarting from the anemic performance of the euro, the common currency used by 11 EU nations.
Eleven dead at campground flood in southern Italy
SOVERATO, Italy (AP) -- Hundreds of workers and police units were searching for missing people among the debris Monday, a day after the rain-swollen waters of a stream swept away a campground in southern Italy, killing at least 11 people.
Fuel price protests sweep Europe
LONDON -- The British and German governments said they would not give in to demonstrators who snarled traffic and blockaded refineries Monday to protest high fuel prices, and an OPEC decision to boost production did little to curb the demonstrators' anger.
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