MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 416, a year ago 164.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 400.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 850.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 588, a year ago 329.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
BURGLARY -- Dawn Hardy, 5000 block of County Road 144 Southeast, reported the theft of the computer system from The Door Doctor.
Country Club Estates retains Twilight lead
Country Club Estates lost for the second time in two weeks, 7.5 to 4.5 to The Brainerd Dispatch, but remains atop the men's' twilight golf league at Pine Meadows after action Sept. 7.
Scientists identify gene linked to diabetes
Scientists have identified a variant of a gene that increases the risk for type 2 diabetes. The discovery could ultimately lead to new ways to treat the potentially life-threatening condition that affects about 13 million adults in the United States.
A single knee injury suffered in youth can triple risk of arthritis by middle age
WASHINGTON -- You may think you rebounded fine from that knee injury playing hoops or soccer at age 16, but it could haunt you by your 40s or 50s.
T-cell transplant may train immune system to kill cancer
An experimental approach to treat kidney cancer that uses blood cells from a patient's sibling drastically reduced or eliminated tumors in some patients, researchers say.
Kinship Pedalin' for Partners event set Saturday
Kinship Partners matches children ages 5-14 with adult volunteers who act as positive role models by providing guidance and friendship.
Pillagers Brown a threat on football field
PILLAGER -- Defensive lineman Adam Brown is a soft-spoken junior at Pillager High School, but when he gets out on the football field he sends shock waves through opponents like earthquakes through a Richter scale.
Growers Market thrives after move to downtown Brainerd
Baskets were full of harvest bounty at the Lake Area Growers Market in Brainerd.
CLC announces fall semester 'late-start' courses
Central Lakes College has announced the following 13 courses with shortened length and at convenient times at both the Brainerd and Staples campuses.
Discern school jitters from anxiety disorder
BYLINE3: Starting in a new grade or a new school can be an anxious moment for any child. Will I like my teacher? What will middle school be like?
Peak fall color expected to occur earlier this year
In general, only the northernmost areas of the state are beginning to display fall color in the trees and shrubs; however, many areas are reporting nice fall color in the wildflowers and grasses.
Mom heads first-year boys' soccer team in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- It may be too soon to say Dr. Julie Bell is breaking a barrier by coaching a boys' team, but she finds herself in position to lead a group of young men into the unknown.
Sustainable Farming Association offers tours
The Sustainable Farming Association of Central Minnesota announces September and October events.
Moorhead congregation to bring vintage organ into its church
WOLVERTON (AP) -- To protect the keyboard from dust, Mike Nelson gently tucks a sheet around it as if it were a precious child.
CLC offering Campus Visit Days in Brainerd, Staples
Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, is scheduling Campus Visit Days for prospective students at the community and technical college.
Badly burned Tanzanian girl gets help, new chance at life
ST. PAUL -- When Jerry Merkel saw the photos of the badly burned girl from Tanzania, the businessman from Hamel knew instantly he had to help.
Little Falls' Ylitalo finds success staying in the water
LITTLE FALLS -- When Jessie Ylitalo joined the Little Falls Flyers swimming and diving team in eighth grade she just wanted to be a diver.
Exercise advice may stretch the truth
Common ideas about stretches may stretch the truth, researchers say.
CLC announces speakers available for club programs
Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, has a Speakers Bureau of available individuals who are willing to present programs on their topics of expertise or interest.
CLC librarian Kellerman elected to state post
Larry Kellerman, Central Lakes College librarian, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Project for Automated Library Systems executive committee.
Study claims beer has more cardiovascular benefit than red wine
Let's call it the ''Milwaukee Paradox.''
Computer classes target senior citizens
Paul Janowiec, a Crosslake computer trainer, is offering Computer Fridays, special courses for senior citizens.
Court backs decision that upheld county's move to restrict adult businesses
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A county in central Minnesota did not infringe on free speech when it passed an ordinance to force an adult club to move from its current location, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday.
Pequot school board weighs whether to back performing arts center study
PEQUOT LAKES -- In response to a family's request, the Pequot Lakes School Board discussed Monday whether to endorse a study for a possible $5 million performing arts center.
Chaska police seek help in baby's abduction
CHASKA (AP) -- Police were seeking the public's help in finding a woman who they say abducted her 8-month-old baby from the home of her ex-boyfriend. Police say Lisa Jill Olson, 38, broke into the home of the baby's father, James Glowatzke, 29, about 3 a.m. Tuesday.
More Minnesota kids caring for themselves
A higher percentage of Minnesota children ages 6 to 12 are home alone while their parents work than kids in the rest of the country, according to a new study.
FARMINGTON, Minn. (AP) -- A bank robbery suspect who was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy was identified as a 52-year-old New Brighton man.
Open house set for tower project
Four possible locations are under consideration for a 299-foot tower that raised public concerns when originally planned for Mission Township.
The Ruthton murders
RUTHTON (AP) -- Seventeen years after the murder of two bankers at a southwestern Minnesota farm, the man convicted of killing them finally has admitted shooting them.
Northeast 4-H Junior Livestock Show in Brainerd
Ninety-four 4-H members from 10 counties have entered beef, sheep, swine, poultry and rabbit exhibits for the 66th annual Northeast 4-H Junior Livestock Show Saturday and Sunday at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds in Brainerd.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Potlatch Corp. has announced that its first oriental strand board facility in Minnesota will be in production by mid-1981. The new panel, developed by Potlatch, will use aspen rather than costlier softwood timber as its raw material.
Brainerd High School students not only surpassed other students in the state, but also in the world in their advanced placement tests, school officials said.
School board approves maximum preliminary levy increase of 6.61 percent from this year
The Brainerd School Board Monday approved a maximum 6.61 percent preliminary levy increase from this year.
Lutsen gondola reopens after month of inspection
LUTSEN (AP) -- After a month of inspections and testing, the gondola at Lutsen Mountains that crashed and injured six people is running again.
Some charities fail to report costs of fund raising
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Some charities don't report the administrative costs of fund raising on their taxes, and the omissions are raising concerns about accounting accuracy and the government's records on nonprofits.
Former police officer pleads guilty to terrorizing motorist
WASECA, Minn. (AP) -- Former Faribault police officer Harold Nielsen pleaded guilty to one felony count of terroristic threats for threatening a college student with a knife more than a year ago.
St. Olaf names 10th president
NORTHFIELD (AP) -- St. Olaf College on Tuesday named the Rev. Christopher M. Thomforde as its 10th president.
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Caboose Society (Nisswa Area Historical Society) will hold a membership and board meeting 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Nisswa Community Center. All members and interested residents are encouraged to attend.
Players recovering from meningitis
NORTH ST. PAUL (AP) -- Four members of the North St. Paul High School football team who contracted viral meningitis were out of the hospital and at home recovering Tuesday.
Nisswa library Brainerd School Board, Nisswa to cooperate in building a library
The Brainerd School Board and Nisswa City Council are leading the way when it comes to governmental cooperation.
Ebinger to serve nearly 40 years for two deaths
WALKER -- Michael Richard Ebinger, 31, was sentenced in Cass County Court Monday to nearly 30 years prison for second-degree murder in regard to the death Dec. 4 of Carrie Nagel, 92, Hackensack.
Road salt yards to be checked
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will begin monitoring piles of road salt to ensure that toxic contaminants are not seeping into the Mississippi River.
EPA contamination discovered
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- After detecting potentially dangerous asbestos outside a handful of houses during preliminary testing, a federal agency announced it will launch a full-scale battery of soil tests next week.
Board OKs adding games
Athletes in the Brainerd School District will be competing in more games this year.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Following three recent cases of LaCrosse encephalitis in the Twin Cities, experts are cautioning residents to get rid of old tires that can serve as breeding grounds for disease-carrying mosquitoes.
School district gains 50 students this year
The Brainerd School District is up 50 students this year.
Council still working on liquor question
Though no action was taken, the Brainerd City Council Monday is closer to deciding how the liquor license question will look on November's ballot.
It was a busy summer for school crews
Earl Wolleat, Brainerd School District director of buildings and grounds, kept himself and his crew busy this summer.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - The high cost of busing students was pointed out dramatically Friday as a Brainerd School Board Committee learned of an expected $225,573 defeat this year in the school district's transportation fund.
Follow that launch 2 arrested for theft of Blue Goose vessel
GARRISON -- Two men were arrested today for stealing the Blue Goose Inn's launch on Lake Mille Lacs.
Dakota sheriff: Deputy's actions were appropriate in shooting
HASTINGS (AP) -- An early investigation shows that a deputy acted appropriately when he shot and killed a robbery suspect in Farmington, said Dakota County Sheriff Don Gudmundson.
Longest-running radio show in America has last ramble
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Rambling with Gambling," the longest-running radio show in America, has rambled for the last time.
Expected release of jailed scientist Lee postponed
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The expected release of Wen Ho Lee was postponed Monday and a day of high expectations for the jailed nuclear scientist and his family gave way to dashed hopes as lawyers continued to negotiate a plea agreement.
Deficit in broadest trade measure hits record in quarter
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's deficit in the broadest measure of trade climbed to a record $106.1 billion in the second quarter of this year as the sizzling economy allowed U.S. consumers to buy more from abroad than American exporters were able to sell.
Siamese twin girls, separated at lower back, are both doing well
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Three-month-old Mary Cole and her sister Decontee were sleeping in separate cribs for the first time in their tiny lives.
King, Reagan, Truman lead collectors' choices for new coin designs
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Coin collectors around the country would like to have the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Ronald Reagan and Harry Truman in their pockets.
White House chef alleges harassment
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the White House's assistant pastry chef against her boss, the pastry chef, accuses President Clinton of failing to make sure such complaints can be reported.
Justice study prompts new calls for death penalty moratorium
WASHINGTON -- Death penalty critics are demanding a moratorium on executions after a Justice Department report showed racial and geographic disparity in federal death sentences, but Attorney General Janet Reno wants more studies instead.
Ford, Bridgestone/Firestone trade tire blame accusations
WASHINGTON -- The century-long relationship between Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. unraveled Tuesday, with the two companies trading pointed charges over which is more to blame for scores of fatal accidents involving Firestone tires and Ford Explorers.
Bill raising 401(k), IRA limits gains momentum
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After two years of Republicans passing tax cuts and President Clinton vetoing them, the one tax measure with broad appeal to middle-class voters that could still become law this year would raise contribution limits for IRA and 401(k) retirement plans.
Suspect Is expected to plead guilty in one of four Yosemite slayings
Cary Stayner, the motel handyman charged in the highly publicized murders of three Yosemite National Park tourists and a naturalist last year, is expected to plead guilty Wednesday in one of the slayings.
OPEC president warns of looming energy crisis as oil prices rise
A plan by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to pump more oil failed to tame markets Monday, and OPEC's president warned of a looming worldwide energy crisis if consuming nations don't produce and refine more petroleum.
Disney to strengthen guides for marketing R-rated films
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Walt Disney Co. issued guidelines Tuesday on marketing its R-rated films and handling ads from other studios on the Disney-owned ABC Television Network.
Tire problems under renewed scrutiny in Senate
WASHINGTON -- Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater urged Congress to give federal safety inspectors broad new inspection powers because of the Firestone tire case, including access to overseas product data, manufacturer warranty claims and insurance claim information.
Drifter who confessed to 13 slayings goes on trial
DEL RIO, Texas -- A drifter who has confessed to 13 slayings in seven states walked detectives through a grisly murder scene on a videotape played in court Tuesday, coolly explaining how he climbed through a mobile home window and slashed the throats of two girls sleeping inside.
Old money merger
NEW YORK -- Chase Manhattan Corp. is acquiring J.P. Morgan & Co. for about $36 billion in stock, uniting two of the oldest and most prestigious financial companies in the United States.
FDA: Chicken pox vaccine safe
CHICAGO (AP) -- Three years of data on the chicken pox vaccine since it first became available show it is generally a safe and effective way to prevent a mostly annoying but potentially serious childhood disease, the government says.
Hurricane Florence lingers off coast of North Carolina
MIAMI (AP) -- Hurricane Florence was spinning off the southeast coast of the United States on Wednesday, one day after being blamed for at least two deaths in North Carolina.
Report: Government wastes billions in improper payments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A dozen of the largest federal agencies reported squandering $20.7 billion last year, with improper Medicare payments accounting for more than half of that money, according to a General Accounting Office study released Tuesday.
Astronauts installing fresh batteries in space station
SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) -- Space shuttle Atlantis' crew finished several home-improvement projects aboard the international space station early Wednesday, snapping new batteries into place and hauling gear into the growing outpost.
Atlantis crew opens newest section of space station
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Atlantis' crew drifted into the newest section of the international space station early Tuesday and began hauling equipment into the module, which will be home for the station's first permanent residents.
Strawberry gets two years of house arrest
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Suspended Yankees star Darryl Strawberry was sentenced to two years' house arrest after he admitted in court Tuesday to driving under the influence of medication and to leaving the scene of an accident.
University sues Haskin for return of buyout
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota, saying it has proof that former basketball coach Clem Haskins lied about academic cheating in his program, is suing to recover Haskins' $1.5 million contract buyout.
How fitting that, for his last lesson, the great educator Bobby Knight taught respect by manhandling someone.
Knight aide hired as coach at Indiana
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Mike Davis, a Bob Knight disciple but an opposite in temperament and style, inherited one of college basketball's most visible jobs Tuesday as interim coach at Indiana.
What Knight said
"I haven't retired. I'm an unemployed teacher right now, and I'm looking for a place to teach. There are too many things that I have yet to explore about the game of basketball."
Wild cut 33 players
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Brian Bonin was surprised and frustrated. Eric Reitz was happy. Both were among 33 Minnesota Wild players released from training camp on Tuesday.
Indiana to name aide interim coach
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana University has chosen Mike Davis as its interim basketball coach, a high-ranking university source said Tuesday.
Giambi powers Oakland
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Jason Giambi took a cortisone shot in his sore left shoulder at the end of August, and he's been hitting well ever since.
Oakland closes within one game of Seattle
One month ago, the Oakland Athletics were seven games behind Seattle, the AL West leader.
Dean Smith backs college bet ban
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dean Smith, college basketball's career victory leader, sought another win Tuesday by endorsing an effort in Congress to outlaw gambling on collegiate sports.
Belichick is a loser in his return to the Big Apple
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- This was Bill Belichick's choice.
Knight gives his side of the story
He held up well under scrutiny, kept his composure and tried to answer most of the questions.
Pity Indiana's players most of all
Indiana University has a zero-tolerance policy for morons.
LaVonne R. Lipke
LITTLE FALLS -- LaVonne Ruby Lipke, 69, Little Falls, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at home.
PIERZ -- Ronald Schraut, 73, Pierz, died today, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at St. Mary's Villa of Pierz.
PILLAGER -- Eugene VanVickle, Pillager, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at home.
Dale R. Verbeck
MOTLEY -- Dale Ray Verbeck, 44, Motley, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000.
Werner F. Konen
MOTLEY -- Werner F. Konen, 94, Motley, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Greater Staples Care Center.
GRAND RAPIDS -- Wayne Damore, 55, Grand Rapids, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Itasca Medical Center of Grand Rapids.
Myron 'Jack' Elton Gannon
PIERZ -- Myron "Jack" Elton Gannon, 84, Pierz, died Sunday Sept. 10, 2000, at the St. Mary's Villa in Pierz.
Daniel K. Steffensen
BROOTEN -- Daniel Kenneth Steffensen, 33, Brooten, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, as the result of a traffic accident.
MERRIFIELD -- Clarence Line, 76, Merrifield, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Cathyrine Carmichiel, 92, Minneapolis, and formerly of Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000.
Pamela J. Kope-Summers
Pamela J. Kope-Summers, 32, Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at home.
ORTONVILLE -- Fern Lundin, 96, Ortonville, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, in Ortonville.
What the Olympics are ... and aren't
The Summer Olympics are a two-week explosion of athleticism, courage and grace.
NBC dictates what we'll see from Games
Don't want to be spoon-fed the NBC production of the Sydney Olympics? Mad as hell that the Games will be shown entirely on tape delay? Don't care for teary-eyed capsules of American athletes who have overcome some tragic episode for their moment in the Australian sun?
DAYS UNTIL OPENING CEREMONY: 2.
Ali in Australia
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- Muhammad Ali won the gold in Rome and lit the torch in Atlanta, and now he's in Australia for another Olympics.
The swimming competition: It may be Sydney's soap opera
Will it be Krayzelburg or the Thorpedo? Do Amy, Jenny and Dara have enough for one more medal run or will Susie and her mates drown the high hopes of America's golden grannies?
Olympic excitement builds as opening day nears
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Two days before 600 U.S. athletes march in the Sydney Games' opening ceremony, the American soccer team took a small step toward advancing in the 2000 Olympics.
Bush needs fast course correction
Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush is planning a slight course correction in his campaign, although his chief strategist, Karl Rove, thinks Bush will win on the issues he has been stressing.
Recently there has been a push for a Baxter-Brainerd merger. Why is that? The Dispatch has had a couple of editorials on it. Why?
A tough year to argue for change
NAPERVILLE, ILL. -- George W. Bush isn't running against just Al Gore. Bush is also running against Eddie Bauer. And Ann Taylor. And, as it turns out, Starvin' Marvin.
OTHER OPINIONS Lethal secrets
Tires that shred with often deadly consequences; heart valves that fail; gas tanks that ignite in auto accidents; birth control devices that lead to death or infertility in women -- these are just a few among dozens of defective products for which manufacturers have shelled out big bucks to settle damage suits.
One day in September
Twenty-eight years ago this week the Olympic Games in Munich, and much of the rest of the world, were devastated by the horror of eight Palestin
The report from Brainerd City Hall, cost to restore Gregory Park fountain $200,000 to $275,000. On May 18, 2000, the city received two bids on the fountain:
Vento seat the prize in three-way battle
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Then there were three.
Reaction to Ventura's tax plan is mixed
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Reaction was mixed as Minnesota legislative leaders and school officials considered Gov. Jesse Ventura's ambitious proposal to remove K-12 schools from the local property tax bill.
Key votes ahead on China trade bill
WASHINGTON -- Supporters of major legislation to permanently normalize trade with China girded for a key vote on linking trade relations to China's obeying weapons proliferation agreements.
Planning representatives pitch merger process to Brainerd, Baxter officials
BAXTER -- Minnesota Planning representatives visited separately with Baxter and Brainerd officials Monday to sell its merger process to the two cities.
Ex-sheriff, ex-engineer to battle for Cass board
WALKER -- Former Cass County Sheriff Jim Dowson and former county engineer Jim Worcester will compete in the November general election for the District 4 county commissioner seat.
Gore gains an edge, in some national polls, in many states
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Al Gore and George W. Bush remain locked in a tight race in some national polls, but the Democrat has edged into a lead in others as he strengthens his position in many states.
The final crunch Senate primary hits stretch run
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Crunch time in the DFL Senate primary led the four leading contenders to bus stops, cafes, college classrooms and over hundreds of miles of country road Monday, each hoping to reach undecided voters on the election's eve.
Election Central times
The first preliminary returns aren't expected until 9 o'clock today, but Election Central will open at The Brainerd Dispatch at 8 p.m. today and run until 10:30 p.m.
Support pleases Koering
Paul Koering of rural Fort Ripley swept to victory against John Hollander of Deerwood with unofficial returns showing a margin of 2,117-224 in the Senate District 12 Republican primary.
Ladig the sole incumbent defeated in legislative races
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Incumbency was a potent weapon in contested legislative primaries with the exception of Sen. Gary Laidig, whose 28 years in office failed to carry him to the Republican nomination.
Poll: Debate fans are older, wealthier
BYLINE3: WASHINGTON -- Memo to the presidential candidates: More than half of Americans plan to watch the debates and think they will be an important factor in how they vote.
The breakfast club on primary day
Fifth-graders Samantha Lindquist (left) and Brittany Olson enjoyed their breakfast Tuesday morning at Garfield Elementary School as the Precinct 2 voting judges for Brainerd's Ward 3 waited across the room for voters to arrive. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
'Now the work begins'
Just before midnight Dewayne "Dewey" Tautges watched a computer screen register election returns confirming his primary victory against incumbent Crow Wing County District 1 Commissioner Jim Hill and challenger Steve Smith of rural Brainerd.
State officials hope to sway Grams on conservation bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three officials from Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources will lobby Sen. Rod Grams next week to support a landmark conservation bill that would provide $38.5 million to the state next year.
Primary challenge aside, Hillary Rodham Clinton looked to the fall. Selma, Ala., elected its first black mayor, ousting a reformed segregationist whose tenure reaches back to the civil rights struggle.
Dayton wins DFL Senate primary
ST. PAUL -- Moments after multimillionaire Mark Dayton was declared the winner in the DFL primary for U.S. Senate, the real battle began.
Voters don't share Buford Johnson's concern on issues
The Pequot Lakes area's entrant in the U.S. Senate race finished third in the Independence Party and was disappointed he couldn't bring more people into the party.
Four file for city council seats in Brainerd, Baxter
Four people filed for city council seats in Brainerd and Baxter Tuesday, the last day candidates could file.
Democrats can't wait to face Grams
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- So confident that Sen. Rod Grams, R-Minn., can be defeated, four Democrats poured more than $10 million into their primary campaigns for the chance to challenge him in November.
Pedregon wins event
ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. -- Cruz Pedregon won his 22nd career national event Saturday at the rain-delayed 31st annual Matco Tools Spring Supernationals presented by Racing Champions at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
CHARLOTTE (AP) -- Geoffrey Bodine is 44th in the Winston Cup standings, has only 12 starts on the year, and doesn't have a single top-10 finish.
Local sports shorts
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild announced that home regular-season single-game tickets for the club's inaugural 2000-2001 NHL season will go on sale Saturday, September 16, at 10 a.m.
Ada-Borup def. Mahnomen 15-13, 15-9, 15-3
Waterloo's Parra named to manage Mighty Gulls
With Dave Parra as pitching coach the last two seasons the Waterloo Bucks were one of the most successful teams in the Northwoods League.
Warriors pick up first conference volleyball victory
LITTLE FALLS --The Brainerd Warriors volleyball team knocked off the Little Falls Flyers 15-9, 15-7, 14-16, 15-4 in a Central Lakes Conference matchup held Monday in Little Falls.
Utecht's transition to tight end is going smoothly
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ben Utecht may be the only player in the Big Ten who has no problem with the fact that he's going to get a little slower as the season goes on.
Warrior girls progressing
BAXTER-- Achievement can't always be measured on a scoreboard. Progress sometimes shows itself in displays that ar
PR-B runners win meet
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers Boys' cross country team won the Pequot Lakes Invitational on Tuesday with a score of 25.
Raider golfers take first-round lead in their own invitational
NISSWA -- The Central Lakes College men's' and women's golf teams are leading after the first round of the Central Lakes Invitational at Grand View Lodge's the Pines course Tuesday.
Brainerd runners place 2nd
LONG PRAIRIE -- The Brainerd boys' cross country team finished second Monday night in the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Invitational cross country meet.
Pequot wins in volleyball
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots defeated the Sebeka Trojans 15-1, 15-12, 15-4 on Monday night in volleyball.
Brainerd boys suffer first loss of season
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors' boys soccer team suffered its first loss of the season Monday, an 8-0 loss on the road to the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles. The loss stopped the Warriors' win streak at three, the longest string of wins in the team's short history.
Marit Tretter of Brainerd has been named one of 64 women's tennis All-America Scholar-Athletes from across the U.S.
Warrior girls' runners 3rd
LONG PRAIRIE -- The Brainerd girls' cross country team ran to a third place finish in the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Invitational Cross Country race held Monday in Long Prairie. The Warriors finished with a score of 66 points.
Staples-Motley blanks Park Rapids
STAPLES-- The Staples-Motley Cardinals won their first volleyball match of the season, 15-1, 15-8, 15-10, over the Park Rapids Panthers in a match held Monday in Staples
Willmar edges LF
LITTLE FALLS --The visiting Willmar Cardinals' boys' soccer team booted four goals in the second half to overcome a 2-1 deficit and defeat the Little Falls Flyers 5-2 on Monday.
Tech blanks BHS netters
ST. CLOUD --The St. Cloud Tech Tigers defeated the Brainerd Warriors tennis team, winning every match in straight sets as they cruised to a 7-0 victory over the Brainerd Warriors in Central Lakes Conference tennis action on Monday.
Little Falls swimmers coast to win
Little Falls -- The Little Falls Flyers girls' swimming team beat Holdingford 103-74 Monday in a non-conference meet.
Even in defeat Schulte stays calm
With a picture of tennis rackets on the back of her uniform resembling wings, Brainerd Warrior's No. 3 singles tennis player Liz Schulte tried to fly past Sartell Sabre's Liz Hanson Tuesday.
Flyer girls blank Cards
WILLMAR --The Little Falls Flyers picked up their first win of the season with a 2-0 Central Lakes Conference triumph over the Willmar Cardinals on Monday in Willmar.
Alexandria stops LF netters
LITTLE FALLS -- The Alexandria Cardinals defeated the Little Falls Flyers Tennis team by a score of 7-0.
Pequot friends find out a lot about themselves on hiking trek at Isle Royale
ISLE ROYALE, Mich. -- Wearing blue nylon pants, long underwear, a long-sleeved thermal undershirt underneath my Old Navy T-shirt and my brand-spanking new L.L. Bean hiking boots Friday morning, I stood on the dock at Grand Portage, the color drained from my face, wondering what the heck I was doing there.
Pequot Lakes Arts and Crafts Fair and A Taste of Pequot, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Bobberland Park.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Children First For Future, an event to raise awareness of child abuse, adoption, sexual abuse and assault and violence, will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Pequot Lakes School.
Weather drawing by Stacy Buscher of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
On the road
Weather drawing by Chris Moon of Mrs. Ahlers' third grade class at Lincoln school.
Yvonne Paulson, Brainerd, will celebrate her 80th birthday with family and friends on Thursday. She was born Sept. 14, 1920, in Brainerd.
Names and faces
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) -- Joan B. Kennedy, the former wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy who has described herself as a recovering alcoholic, has been charged with drunken driving on Cape Cod over the weekend.
The Nisswa Women's Club will meet at noon, Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Boathouse (Quarterdeck). Evelyn Matthies will present a slide program
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Victoria Gotti, best-selling novelist daughter of imprisoned mob boss John Gotti, is seeking a divorce from her jailed husband, a syndicated columnist reported Tuesday.
Well-meaning remarks only cause victimized little sister more stress
DEAR ABBY: My 9-year-old sister witnessed our mother's murder and her killer's suicide, and she now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. She has since come to live with me and has become an important part of my life. Having her with me has helped me to cope with my grief.
Depressed teen can claim victory just by not giving up
DEAR ABBY: I read with distress the letter from "Depressed Teen in the Desert," the 14-year-old who lost a martial arts tournament. As a youth coach for many years, I am convinced there is entirely too much emphasis placed on winning as a measure of success in sports today.
Mother's lost cola cake
Dear Heloise: During a recent move, my recipe box was lost! A family reunion is scheduled, and the overwhelming REQUEST IS FOR COLA CAKE from your mother.
Out of harm's way
Dear Readers: In the past few months, I have read several articles about children dying after being left in a HOT CAR.
7 dead, automakers stop production as rains batter Japan
TOKYO -- Rescue workers paddled rowboats past inundated buses and homes Tuesday in central Japan to pick up residents stranded by floods and mudslides that killed seven people and forced the nation's biggest carmaker to stop production.
Car bomb kills at least 10 at Jakarta stock exchange
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A car bomb ripped through a garage beneath Jakarta's stock exchange Wednesday, setting off a chain of exploding vehicles that killed at least 10 people and injuring 27 others.
EU lifts economic sanctions against Austria
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- The European Union's decision to end sanctions against Austria drew quick criticism from Israel, with Prime Minister Ehud Barak saying sanctions should have continued so long as a party with "neo-fascist characteristics" remains in government.
Radical French farmer found guilty of vandalizing McDonald's
MILLAU, France (AP) -- A French sheep farmer who became a folk hero by vandalizing a McDonald's last year was convicted Wednesday for the attack and sentenced to three months in prison.
Fuel protests spread disruption across Europe
LONDON (AP) -- Protesters and union leaders called for European governments to slash fuel taxes, vowing Tuesday to widen demonstrations that have snarled traffic, blockaded refineries, led hospitals to cut back on ambulance services and prompted motorists to stock up on gasoline.
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