NEW YORK -- Landing shares in hot initial public offerings during the stock market boom was like getting courtside seats at a big sports event.
Lakes Imaging Center first to offer MRIs in area
Lakes Imaging Center, South Sixth Street in Brainerd, is set to open Sept. 23.
On the job
The job interview is one of life's nervous moments. Then it's over and you start second-guessing every other answer you gave.
Wall Street has little clues on market's next leader
NEW YORK -- One great mystery on Wall Street has been which stock sector is going to lead the rest of the market into recovery. It's not about to be solved anytime soon.
AITKIN -- For Cathy Hughes, creating a business this year meant she could go out and find unusual children's toys and then play with them.
Of mutual interest
NEW YORK -- Economic hard times typically are good for gold prices, so it's no surprise that in a year filled with anxiety about terrorism and concerns about accounting scandals, gold mutual funds have enjoyed solid returns.
Q. I'll be changing jobs and plan to roll over the money in my 401(k) into a new retirement account. How does the process work, and is there any way to time the transfer of funds to take advantage of the stock market's recent ups and downs?
On the money
NEW YORK -- For many Americans, the slumping stock market has dealt a double blow: Their retirement accounts have tanked, and so have college savings accounts they set up for their children's education.
Nels Norquist, staff photographer for the Brainerd Dispatch, has been named the recipient of the Tony Richardson Award, an annual photography award given by the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association.
Gary and Avaneil Carlson will speak at the 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday services at Pillager Assembly of God Church. A fellowship meal will follow the services.
American worshippers mark anniversary with words of consolation, calls for harmony
With pageantry and prayers, religious leaders around the country marked the Sept. 11 anniversary Wednesday with words of consolation and calls for harmony during special services.
Former priest admits collecting child pornography
CHICAGO (AP) -- A former Roman Catholic priest pleaded guilty Thursday to possession of three computer discs and hundreds of pages of images showing naked boys engaged in sexual acts and sadomasochistic activity.
Sadness, anger follow 89-year-old Farmington church's demolition
FARMINGTON (AP) -- St. Michael's Catholic Church, with a picturesque 75-foot steeple and a churchful of Farmington memories, died Sept. 9, demolished by a wrecking crew. The building was 89 years old.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- British Columbia's top Anglican churchman says he will never allow an outside bishop to serve church conservatives who are protesting same-sex blessings.
Staples priest revisits New York City, where he consoled people after terrorist attacks
STAPLES -- When the Rev. Peter Kirchner took a vacation with an old friend last fall, they expected to sight-see, visit museums and see some plays in New York City.
Files show several abuse allegations against five priests; archdiocese waited to discipline some
BOSTON (AP) -- Personnel files released Thursday by plaintiffs' lawyers show the Boston Archdiocese was told about sexual abuse allegations against five priests that dated back four decades, but waited years to remove some of them from active parish work.
Conflict continues over defrocking and transfer of Episcopal priest
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A rift in the U.S. Episcopal church is widening over a bishop's decision to defrock a priest who says the church has become too liberal on issues such as ordaining women and recognizing same-sex unions.
Coffee, chardonnay, crypts for sale at new LA cathedral
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- At the end of the dedication Mass inaugurating the $190 million Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Cardinal Roger Mahony urged his guests to take shelter from the sweltering heat in an unlikely place.
Time fails to erode desire for freedom
ORIENT, Ohio (AP) -- Charles Eikleberry sits in his gray pajamas all day, softly moaning in the wheelchair he has occupied for three years because he doesn't have the strength to walk.
Retirees' quality of life affected by family relationships -- good and bad
For several weeks recently, Sara and I were up to our elbows in cardboard boxes and bubble wrap. Our son Larry and his family were moving to a new house, and we'd volunteered to help.
More seniors choosing reverse mortgages
Baby boomers aren't the only ones jumping on record low mortgage rates and high home values to finance their dreams.
Child in need
Children in need of an adult mentor look to Kinship Partners to find them one.
Firms, workers confronting elder-care issue
About 4 p.m. on June 19, Vicki Ellner-Hirshberg got a phone call from her brother. He was calling to say that their father, who had congestive heart failure, had taken a turn for the worse. Besides her ailing 84-year-old father, she had a second problem: It was her first day working for a new employer.
Wayne and Marge Abell, Breezy Point, have been active volunteers throughout the Brainerd lakes area since their retirement.
Web site serves to bring seniors, services together
More than 5 million seniors are missing out on billions of dollars in benefits because they don't know certain programs exist or that they qualify to take advantage of them.
Volunteering keeps state's outstanding senior active
BREEZY POINT -- There must be something special about the Mission Possible Senior Club and its active senior members.
School's in again for a different kind of senior
You can teach an old dog new tricks.
Resources available for senior citizens and their families
Do you need help paying for your prescriptions? Are you struggling with simple chores such as lawn mowing or house cleaning? Do you need resources for an elderly parent?
Information will abound at Ageless Expo
If you are 50 or older you may want to stop by the Brainerd Civic Center Sept. 21 for the second annual Ageless Expo.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 151, a year ago 182.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 250. Last Friday: 421. Year ago Friday: 252. Thursday actual: 399.
1. Call to order
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
LITTLE FALLS -- One person was injured Thursday in a single-vehicle accident at Highway 10 and Morrison County Road 76 in Little Falls.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a report of a cut gas line about 10:53 a.m. Wednesday at 11th Avenue Northeast and O Street.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to what turned out to be a false alarm at 1:16 p.m. Friday at the Brainerd High School.
PILLAGER -- The State Patrol responded to a three-vehicle accident at 2:25 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Highway 210 and Cass County Road 1 in Pillager.
1. Call to order 7 p.m.
School lunch menus
Life expectancy of Americans at new high
Americans are living longer than ever before and infant mortality is at a record low, according to a new government report on the state of the nation's health.
Nisswa couple creates backyard fish pond
NISSWA -- Walking from home to work is a short trip for Debbie Nordby, but getting there can take quite a bit of time.
Butterfly garden seeds offered
Butterfly garden seeds for the 2003 growing season are available free of charge from the Butterfly Garden Club.
The Northside Residents Association, Brainerd, will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Park United Methodist Church on North Sixth Street.
Brainerd building permits
Doug B. Junker, G&J Awning & Canvas, 402 Front St., $5,435; Stephen J. Clough, Hy-Tec Construction, 1002 Laurel St., $54,733.
Design K-35 shows routes to good design
Remember the "Silk Route" and the "Spice Route" from your sixth-grade geography class? There are other interesting routes closer to home. Design K-35, an attractive bungalow-style ranch, illustrates some key routes to keep an eye out for.
Winterize Your Garden Workshop to be held Thursday in Staples
STAPLES -- Learn how to prepare your garden for the long, cold winter ahead at the Winterize Your Garden Workshop scheduled Thursday at the Living Legacy Gardens, Central Lakes Ag Center, Staples.
Tips for putting fish in water pond
Experts at peteducation.com suggest the koi garden pond be at least three feet deep with more than 1,000 gallons of
Pond construction workshop scheduled Tuesday in Staples
STAPLES -- A hands-on pond construction workshop will be held Tuesday at the Living Legacy Gardens near Staples.
Insulation: Comfort in rigid form
We love visiting construction sites. We were surprised and fascinated when we toured a subdivision in eastern Florida and found that the exterior walls of the homes there were built with concrete blocks. (Hurricane country, you know.)
Baxter building permits
Karin A. Hines, 3291 Donald St. N., reroofing, $2,000. JMS Homes Inc., 201 Cherrywood Drive N., investigation fee. Margaret Kalash, 151 Memorywood Drive N., 6-foot fence, $2,000. Steven A. and Amber L. Houle, 981 Wedgewood Drive S., deck, $5,460.
While hunters may be baiting in the right spot, they just never know if they'll get a bear. Look for the story Sunday in North Country.
Gubernatorial debate at Madden's Sept. 20
EAST GULL LAKE -- Minnesota's four major party gubernatorial candidates will bring their series of debates to the Brainerd area with a health care debate scheduled for 9 to 10:15 a.m. Sept. 20 at Madden's Town Hall.
Highway 371 detours planned for next week
BAXTER -- Starting Monday the northbound Highway 371 traffic going to Business Highway 371 will be detoured while crews complete the interchange.
The Minnesota WING Civil Air Patrol held its annual flight academy this summer at the Mankato Airport.
Brainerd's Dial-A-Ride transit system expanded its hours to Baxter. People may be picked up on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
A Brainerd woman is passionate about her new job helping area families acquire their own homes.
Motocross track talk draws large crowd
More than 100 people filled the Brainerd Elks Building for a county planning commission discussion Thursday on a proposed motocross race track in Crow Wing Township .
Vote for recall of Leech Lake chairman Hunt set for Oct. 11
CASS LAKE (AP) -- The Leech Lake Tribal Council on Friday set a recall election on Oct. 11 for council chairman Eli Hunt.
Garrison man arrested on drug charges
BAXTER -- A 31-year-old Garrison man was arrested Monday for possession of products used to manufacture methamphetamine.
On Mill, after mill
Mill Avenue businesses owners who have experienced the first summer season without the daily traffic of hundreds of Potlatch workers report the loss is significant.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 13 - 30 years ago (1972) - Employment in Brainerd increased to 6,445 during August which is 57 above the previous month and 252 more than in August of last year.
A "Picnic in the Park with Paul" is set for 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at St. Mathias Park. The picnic is a fund-raiser for Republican District 12 state Senate candidate Paul Koering.
Sweating out a squeaker
These fans cheered on the Brainerd Warriors football team on their 8-7 overtime win over the Moorhead Spuds Friday night at Don Adamson Field. See more photos and story in Sports. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
The ballots -- and how they're cast, tallied and counted -- may have changed, but for 42 years, Sally Link has remained a constant presence come election day for voters in Unorganized Territory.
This was Brainerd
30 years ago (1972) - Horses from a number of states will be arriving in Pillager today and tomorrow for the annual Pillager Cup Competitive Trail Ride and Endurance Race. Riders from as far away as Colorado will be pitting themselves and their horses against the rugged hills of Pillsbury State Forest.
Science confirms casual observations
WASHINGTON -- Confronted by parched lawns and withered fields, few Americans will be surprised to learn that the summer of 2002 was hotter and drier than normal.
Strike vote by Boeing's largest union fails; offer approved
SEATTLE (AP) -- A strike vote by The Boeing Co.'s largest union failed, meaning the company's latest offer to employees was automatically approved.
Man calls his detention in terror scare an injustice that threatens everyone
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- One of three men detained after a terror scare on a Florida highway said the experience was an injustice that should never be repeated.
Unsettled Florida primary could undermine Democrats' hopes
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Democrats had hoped by this time to be focused on unseating Gov. Jeb Bush.
Georgia calls Putin warning a threat
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) -- Georgia said Friday that a Russian warning of possible military action to flush out Chechen rebels was a threat of aggression against a neighbor and could not be justified as part of the international anti-terror campaign.
Bush urges U.N. to 'show some backbone,' confront Saddam
CAMP DAVID, Md. -- President Bush said Saturday that the United Nations should "show some backbone" and confront Saddam Hussein but that the United States was willing to do it alone if necessary.
Richest lose billions, but they can spare it
NEW YORK (AP) -- The rich are getting less rich in America.
As nation marks a year since terror attacks, flying public gets a case of nerves
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- One plane returned to the airport after a flight attendant mistook a comb for a knife. A search was triggered by a passenger thinking he heard someone say he left a bomb on board. One flight got a military escort because a woman didn't understand instructions to stay in her seat.
Tropical Storm Hanna picks up speed as it heads north toward parched Southeast
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Tropical Storm Hanna picked up speed Saturday as it headed north, lessening the likelihood it would deluge parched areas of the Southeast, forecasters said.
Charity accused of bin Laden ties escapes perjury charge, but hit with new allegations
CHICAGO (AP) -- An Islamic charity accused of lying about its ties to Osama bin Laden escaped a perjury charge only to be charged with obstruction of justice and making false statements for the same alleged conduct.
Two pilots to face charges in fatal mistake
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Air Force said Friday it recommended that two F-16 pilots face criminal charges for their role in a mistaken bombing last April that killed four Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan.
And the winner (of court dispute) is...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A court ruling brought down the curtain on the stranger-than-fiction saga of battling beauty queens, allegations of topless photos and a federal judge intent on protecting "a significant part of Americana."
Wholesale inflation unchanged
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Inflation at the wholesale level was a no-show again last month despite a big jump in energy prices, while retail sales rose a surprisingly strong 0.8 percent, powered by a big gain in auto sales, the government reported Friday.
Amid possibility of war, OPEC prepares for debate on oil production
TOKYO (AP) -- With war fears unsettling world oil markets, analysts said consumers can expect no relief from high prices when OPEC meets next week in Japan -- even if output levels are boosted.
Business coalition backs Bush Social Security plan
WASHINGTON -- Business groups have formed a coalition to build support for President Bush's plan to let younger workers invest some of their Social Security taxes in the stock market.
Security Council members urge Iraq to allow inspections; key nations support a deadline
UNITED NATIONS -- Security Council members echoed President Bush's demand for Iraq to admit U.N. weapons inspectors, and key nations indicated they would support giving Saddam Hussein a deadline to comply.
Bush smallpox vaccine plan begins with health workers, moves to general public
WASHINGTON -- Smallpox vaccine would be offered to hospital emergency workers and slowly extended to other doctors, nurses, police and, eventually, the general public, under a Bush administration plan in the final stages of development.
Bush doubts Saddam would meet disarm deadline
NEW YORK -- President Bush said Friday it is "highly doubtful" that Saddam Hussein will comply with demands that he disarm and avoid a confrontation with the world community. Bush also mocked Democrats and other lawmakers who want U.N. action before a congressional vote on confronting Saddam.
Sept. 11 suspect captured
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Halfway across the globe, U.S. authorities have finally captured a terrorist fugitive who may have intended to be the 20th hijacker on Sept. 11. "One by one we're hunting the killers down," President Bush said Saturday.
3 held in Florida terror scare
MIAMI (AP) -- Three people in two cars were detained Friday along a South Florida highway on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack. Authorities shut down the interstate as they used dogs and a robot to search for explosives.
Judge to dismiss lawsuit alleging tobacco firms target minors
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A judge said he will dismiss a lawsuit accusing tobacco companies of continuing to target minors with advertising, but gave the plaintiffs one last chance to respond.
TAMPA (AP) -- He gave a victory speech, thanked supporters and even began challenging the Republican opponent to a series of debates. But Bill McBride's bid for the Democratic nomination in the Florida gubernatorial race is far from over.
Reeve's surprising gains stun doctors
Actor Christopher Reeve's surprising ability to move and feel again after years of paralysis is likely to encourage doctors to try to reverse other seemingly hopeless spinal injuries.
Ban on commercial trawling off much of West Coast aims to avoid collapse of some bottom fish
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Federal regulators banned commercial trawling off much of Washington, Oregon and California in an effort to avoid the decimation of several bottom fish species.
OK, maybe Barry Bonds hasn't yet had his big October moment. But if he keeps playing this way in September, he's bound to get another chance.
Angels draw even with A's
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Scott Spiezio's two-out RBI single in the ninth gave Anaheim a 7-6 victory Thursday night over Oakland and moved the Angels into a first-place tie with the Athletics atop the division.
National sports briefs
Atlanta Hawks forward DerMarr Johnson suffered a serious head injury when his car crashed into a tree and burst into flames early Friday.
Denver is second test for 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers' opening game was almost exactly like last season's opener. The 49ers just hope the second game isn't similar, too.
National sports briefs
Tim Montgomery of the United States set a world record in the 100 meters on Saturday, clocking 9.78 seconds at the IAAF Grand Prix Final in Paris.
BATTING--Bonds, San Francisco, .372; LWalker, Colorado, .345; VGuerrero, Montreal, .336; Helton, Colorado, .327; Alfonzo, New York, .322; CJones, Atlanta, .320; JKent, San Francisco, .319.
Zito keeps Oakland tied for first in AL West
As the games grow more important, Barry Zito just gets better.
Marlene M. Hutchins
SWANVILLE -- Marlene M. Hutchins, 59, Swanville, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Janette I. Carlson
AITKIN -- Janette Ida Carlson, 85, Aitkin, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2002, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Frances J. Kowalczyk
HARDING -- Frances J. Kowalczyk, 81, Harding, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
PALISADE --Esther Kvale, 85, Palisade, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
AITKIN -- Thomas Brown, 53, Aitkin, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at his home.
EMILY -- Michael Holland, 95, Emily, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Rosemary L. Roy
PINE RIVER -- Rosemary Lois Roy, 63, Pine River, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Melvin 'Ken' K. Nystrom
CUYUNA -- Melvin "Ken" Kenneth Nystrom, 76, Cuyuna, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at home.
Peggy F. Yourczek
LITTLE FALLS -- Peggy F. Yourczek, 88, Little Falls, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Lewis H. Miller
AITKIN -- Lewis H. Miller, 86, Aitkin, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Falan C. Neumann
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- Falan C. Neumann, 38, Idaho Falls, Idaho, formerly of Brainerd, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at home.
Lewis H. Miller
AITKIN -- Lewis H. Miller, 86, Aitkin, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
The Bush administration was a little too strident in its criticism of Gov. Jesse Ventura's trade mission to Cuba. In its effort to dissuade Ventura from making the trip, it was unduly derogatory.
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Whoever coined the phrase "the more things change, the more they stay the same," was a little goofy.
D.C. columnist offers Florida tips
WASHINGTON -- A lot of people make fun of the District of Columbia, but voting here in Tuesday's Democratic primary appears to have gone rather smoothly.
Candidate Norm Coleman (R ) should not be questioning Paul Wellstone's (D) credibility as he seems to be an opportunist of the worst sort! He entered politics as a protege of Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III. During his short
That was evident by the presence of about 70 people at the first comprehensive plan update meeting. That's a lot of people for a public meeting where no one's talking about raising
Greenspan critics weigh in
WASHINGTON -- As he begins his 16th year in America's toughest economic policy post, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has seen better days. He is beset by second-guessers who blame him for a range of economic woes, from last year's recession to the $7 trillion meltdown on Wall Street.
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Cal Thomas' syndicated article in the Aug. 29, 2002, edition of the Dispatch is a classic example of scientific illiteracy. Thomas' religious bias is so obvious that it destroys his credibility.
Forty-eight elk on a farm near Aitkin where chronic wasting disease was discovered will be killed and tested for the disease, according to a report in the Aitkin Independent Age.
There is no sure answer to dwindling duck numbers
Among the shooting sports, duck hunting is perhaps the most beloved. Yet opportunities to shoot ducks have declined steadily in recent years. I wonder what keeps us chasing ducks?
Monarch migrations are wonders of nature
I've sensed the subtle changes in the season -- the cool night air, the dampness of dewy mornings, the dusk stealing more minutes of daylight, birds bunching up, butterflies floating on the breezes. Clearly a change is in the air. September is upon us.
Elk antlers can be valuable
LONG PRAIRIE -- Since the first case of chronic wasting disease in Minnesota was found at an elk farm near Aitkin it's been business as usual for Tom and Phil McCoy at their 720-acre elk ranch near Long Prairie.
Baiting for bear Your location might be good, but bear hunting is never a sure thing
TWO HARBORS -- Some years back a group of bowhunting friends tried bear hunting. They gathered a mass of bait -- old pastries, meat, cooking grease and who knows what else -- and stored it in a shed. Some of the bait made it to the woods but much was left to rot in the shed. To this day the owner of that shed wants nothing to do with bear hunting.
Stacey Woodward and Todd Barrow announce their engagement. Parents are Roger and Gail Woodward, Rochester, and Allan and Laurie Barrow, Pillager. A Sept. 28 wedding is planned at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.
Heidi Schlegel and David Hagen announce their engagement. Parents are Suzy Tuomi and Jerry Luke, Baxter, and Bert and Celina Schlegel, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Steve and Elyse Hagen, Brainerd. A Sept. 28 wedding is planned at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Tiffany Tougas and Brian Plante announce their engagement. Parents are Roland and Rhonda Tougas, Fort Ripley, and Curt and Janice Plante, Fort Ripley. An April 26 wedding is planned at St. Mathias Church.
Deirdre Carnes and Rory Lander announce their engagement. Parents are Teresa and Kristofer Peterson, Coon Rapids, and the late Stephen Carnes, and Tim and Sandy Lander, Merrifield. An Oct. 5 wedding is planned at the Wayzata Evangelical Free Church in Plymouth.
Janeen Anderson and Terry Huber were married Aug. 24, 2002, at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd with the Rev. Paul Biegner officiating.
Suzanne Garrow and Jon Nelson were married June 15, 2002, at the home of the bride's parents.
Sara Christensen and Patrick Sundberg announce their engagement. Parents are Dale and Sherrie Christensen, Baxter, and Doug and Gail Sundberg, Richville. An Oct. 12 wedding is planned in Baxter.
Kari Beth Peterson and Derrick Wayne Roberts announce their engagement. Parents are Gary and Janice Peterson, Baxter, and Wayne and Patti Roberts, Hinckley. An Oct. 5 wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Sonja and Mel Nefstead, Staples, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with their children and families in Hackensack. They were married Sept. 15, 1962, in West Allis, Wis.
Dick and Kay Breen will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary today. They were married Sept. 15, 1962.
Tina Moroni and Jesse Herron announce their engagement. Parents are Tom and Connie Moroni, Brainerd, and Brad and Tamie Herron, Brainerd. A fall wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Gordon and Donna Kaiser will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Staci Grattan and Brion Fornshell announce their engagement. Parents are Alan and Susan Grattan, and Duane and Patricia Fornshell. A wedding is planned Monday in Las Vegas with an open house at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the St. Mathias Park Pavilion.
Five generations recently gathered were Austin Plante, son; Tiffany Tougas, mother; Roland Tougas, grandfather; Gertrude Tougas, great-grandfather; and Charles Holsapple, great-great-grandfather.
Shelly Lutgens and Ryan Winters announce their engagement. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Lutgens, Baxter, and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Campbell, Bertha, and Dave Winters, Wadena. An Oct. 12 wedding is planned at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd.
Audrey O'Keefe and Shayne Martz were married Aug. 3, 2002, at the Cascade United Methodist Church in Deerwood with the Rev. Wane Souhrada officiating.
Donna and Lloyd Olson (left) and Mark and Nancy Elkins, both of Brainerd, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversaries with an open house from 2-4 p.m. today at Oaklawn Town Hall.
Brenda Berndt and Bradley Parker announce their engagement. Parents are Tony and Bonnie Berndt, Baxter, and Dennis and Fran Parker, Pequot Lakes. An Oct. 5 wedding is planned at Casino Assemblies of God in Pillager.
Randy and Kathy Lee, Pillager, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Pillager Fire Hall. They were married Sept. 24, 1977.
Minnie Ullmann, Pierz, will celebrate her 90th birthday with family and friends. She was born Sept. 16, 1912, in St. Paul.
Ventura calls special session for flood aid
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura on Thursday called a special session of the Legislature for next week to pass a package of flood aid for northwestern Minnesota.
One teen killed, another injured in accident
PIPESTONE (AP) -- A 16-year-old boy was killed and another teenager was injured in a three-vehicle accident Friday afternoon.
Raptor center treating birds with West Nile virus
ST. PAUL. (AP) -- About 40 raptors taken to the University of Minnesota's Raptor Research Center in the past three weeks are probably infected with the West Nile virus, animal health officials said.
Man charged in killing of his wife
CROOKSTON (AP) -- A man has been charged with murdering his wife, whose remains were found partially buried 14 months ago in a remote patch of Polk County in northwestern Minnesota.
One in five voters cast a ballot in primary
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Tuesday's primary drew the smallest percentage of Minnesota voters of any held in a nonpresidential election year since modern records started in 1950.
BCA says officer thought he was using stun gun when he shot man in back
ROCHESTER (AP) -- A Rochester police officer thought he was using a stun gun when he fired a bullet into the back of a man he was trying to subdue, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has concluded.
Man killed in accident in Genola
GENOLA -- An 84-year-old Kiester man is dead following a single-vehicle accident Thursday at Highways 25 and 27 in Genola, south of Pierz in Morrison County.
Police arrest mother of 2-year-old who died
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Police arrested the mother of a 2-year-old girl who died Friday morning from suspicious injuries.
Man pleads guilty in meth lab explosion death
AUSTIN (AP) -- An Austin man is expected to spent at least eight years in prison after pleading guilty to third-degree murder over a methamphetamine lab explosion and fire that killed a companion.
Governor candidates show sharper tone in business debate
ST. PAUL -- Republican Tim Pawlenty and Democrat Roger Moe sharpened their attacks on the Independence Party's Tim Penny in a gubernatorial debate sponsored by the state Chamber of Commerce Thursday.
C-I volleyball team defeats Wolverines
CROSBY -- Brianna Wynn recorded 14 kills to help the Crosby-Ironton Rangers to a 15-10, 15-11, 13-15, 15-8 victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in Mid-State Conference volleyball Thursday.
It was the type of high school football game that, unfortunately, one team had to lose.
Verndale's Ashman has a busy night
There's not much Kyle Ashman can't do.
Willmar girls defeat Little Falls
WILLMAR -- The Little Falls Flyers were defeated 5-2 by the Willmar Cardinals in Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer Thursday.
Brainerd boys tie Apollo
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors battled to a 1-1 tie with the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles in boys' soccer Thursday.
Pioneer boys, girls triumph at Royalton Invitational
ROYALTON -- Zach Solinger led the Pierz boys' cross country team to victory and the Pioneers' girls' team also won at the Royalton Invitational Thursday.
Raiders volleyball team wins second in a row
VIRGINIA -- Val Diedrich knocked down 13 kills and Jessica Melheim added 12 as the Central Lakes College Raiders defeated Mesabi Range 25-30, 31-29, 27-30, 30-22, 15-6 in a college volleyball match Friday.
Flyers bow again
LITTLE FALLS -- One thing was certain Friday night at Flyers Field. Either Willmar or Little Falls would come out with its first win of the season.
Raider golfers successful
Through four tournaments, Central Lakes College Raiders golfers Justin Heitkamp and Melanie Wilson have been a model of consistency.
Rangers still searching for first win
CROSBY -- The Hermantown Hawks football team handed Crosby-Ironton another loss Friday, defeating the Ranges 32-13 in Sea Range Conference action.
Pequot Lakes knocks off Blackduck
PEQUOT LAKES -- James Bauman rushed for 268 yards and scored three touchdowns for the Pequot Lakes Patriots football team as it stomped the Blackduck Drakes 56-7.
Sartell beats Warriors
With two players and a head coach missing for Thursday's Central Lakes Conference tennis matchup against the Sartell Sabres, the Brainerd Warriors once again reconstructed their lineup.
Despite strong play, Warriors lose
BAXTER -- Sometimes the best team doesn't win.
Staples-Motley sweeps W-DC, C-I
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals improved to 5-0 in the Mid-State Conference with a pair of 7-0 victories over Wadena-Deer Creek and Crosby-Ironton Thursday.
Brainerd swims past Flyers
LITTLE FALLS -- Krista Rauen and Erica Campbell each won two events to help the Brainerd Warriors swim past the Little Falls Flyers 115-66 in Central Lakes Conference action Thursday.
Chalk up at least a game for Warriors over Alex
Megan Arns was about 7-years-old the last time the Brainerd Warriors won a single game in a volleyball match against the Alexandria Cardinals.
Brainerd sophomores blank Bemidji 20-0
The Brainerd Warriors sophomore football team defeated the Bemidji Lumberjacks 20-0 Thursday.
Meschke girls spell trouble for Pequot Lakes' tennis foes
It's double trouble when teams compete against the Pequot Lakes Patriots tennis team.
Area events Saturday
SWIMMING and DIVING
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department will host a disc golf (Frisbee golf) tournament Oct. 5 at the Lum Park disc golf course.
Tigers' win streak broken
CASS LAKE -- Pine River-Backus dropped its first North Star Conference football game since Oct. 14, 1998, as the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers beat the Tigers 18-6 Friday.
Brainerd head football coach Ron Stolski was chatting with former star running back Brian Day at midfield following the Warriors' dramatic 8-7 overtime victory over Moorhead Friday night.
A century of excellence.
Huskies find offense
PILLAGER -- With the clock ticking down, Dan Boushee enjoyed a sigh of relief and then a drenching of water.
High School Football
Pierz remains perfect with 45-0 shutout
PIERZ -- Craig Luberts rushed for 178 yards and four touchdowns to lead the sixth-ranked Pierz Pioneers past the Maple Lake Irish 45-0 in Central Minnesota Conference football Friday.
S-M girls pressure top-ranked Hopkins
LITTLE FALLS -- It may have been a forgone conclusion that Hopkins, the top-ranked Class 2A team, would run away with the girls' title at Thursday's Lucky Lindy cross country race, but the Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' team didn't get the memo.
CLC sponsoring bus to Twins game
The Student Senate at Central Lakes College in Brainerd has seats remaining for a charter bus trip to the Sept. 28 baseball game at the Metrodome between the Twins and Chicago White Sox.
Little Falls runners sneak past Cards
LITTLE FALLS -- As the Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' cross country team had its sights set on the top-ranked teams in Classes 2A and 1A, Hopkins and St. Cloud Cathedral, they might have forgotten about the Little Falls Flyers.
S-M routs Warroad 35-18
STAPLES -- Tyler Frisk rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns and Landon Thompson totaled 131 yards and a touchdown as the Staples-Motley Cardinals knocked off the Warroad Warriors 35-18 in Northern Lakes Conference football Friday.
Improving Raiders hit the road again
After traveling to Chicago in mid-August, the Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball players have been homebodies, playing four straight matches in the the CLC gym.
Gobblers drop first game
AITKIN -- Josh Setzer caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Jacob Mehr in the fourth quarter to prevent a shutout as the Aitkin Gobblers fell to Yellow Medicine East 20-8 Friday in non-conference football.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Warriors junior varsity girls' soccer team remained unbeaten in eight games with a 3-0 victory over St. Cloud Apollo Thursday.
Ashman, Verndale double up Chokio
CHOKIO -- Verndale running back Kyle Ashman rushed for 141 yards and five touchdowns in the Pirates' 36-18 triumph over Chokio-Alberta-Herman-Norcross in Pheasant Conference football Friday.
Little Falls edges Willmar
BELLE PRAIRIE -- The Little Falls Flyers got rid of the goose egg in the win column Thursday with a 2-1 boys' soccer victory over Willmar.
Mays was too persuasive
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire made a rare rookie mistake, slowing his team's advance to its first postseason berth in 11 years.
Cleveland delays Twins' party
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Dressed in '70s style clothes, Cleveland Indians shortstop Omar Vizquel stood in front of his locker and did some disco dancing.
Bennett's still the guy, but backups will continue to get carries for Vikings
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Fantasy football players need not panic -- Michael Bennett is still Minnesota's featured running back.
Gophers seek revenge against Toledo
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When asked what he remembered about last year's game against Toledo, Minnesota quarterback Asad Abdul-Khaliq replied: "All bad things."
Reed anchors Twins' rotation
MINNEAPOLIS -- After the All-Star break, Rick Reed made this statement to a few of his Minnesota Twins teammates:
State horseshoe tournament at Genola
GENOLA -- The Minnesota State Doubles Horseshoe Tournament is scheduled Saturday and Sunday at the Genola Arena, located one mile south of Pierz on Highway 25.
Bills, Vikings try to regroup
MINNEAPOLIS -- Both trying to rebound from rough seasons, Buffalo and Minnesota made visible progress last week.
In the e-mail age, evidence is everywhere
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Not since the glory days of letter-writing, before the advent of the telephone, have people committed so much revealing stuff to written form as they do in the age of computers.
Photoshop Elements packs a lot of the power of Adobe's high-end Photoshop toolbox into a $100 package.
A notebook full of questions
Laptop computers can be sleek, stylish machines that rank among the most clever products of the computer industry. They can also be computing millstones that wear out your arm and your bank account.
NEW YORK (AP) -- When sending an instant text message on the Internet just won't do, try flashing some video instead. With a webcam and the right software, friends and colleagues can see you live.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Decreasing clouds east with a few sprinkles extreme southeast early this morning. Mostly sunny west. Highs from the mid 60s northeast to the upper 70s southwest.
Weather drawing by Crystal Ranney of Mrs. Wilcox's kindergarten class at Lowell school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of afternoon showers or thunderstorms north. Highs in the 70s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Scattered showers west and north. Occasional showers southeast. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Cloudy with showers southeast this morning. Partly to mostly sunny northwest and becoming partly sunny central. Breezy west. Highs in the 60s.
Under the sun
Weather drawing by Savannah Abersoll of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms. Showers ending by early afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s to upper 70s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy north. Mainly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms south. Highs in the 70s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Sunny west...And partly sunny and breezy east. Highs from the lower 60s east to around 70 west.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance of afternoon showers or thunderstorms west and north central. Highs from the lower 70s to lower 80s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Cloudy central and west with a chance of showers. Partly sunny east. Highs in the 70s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a few thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s north to 70s south.
Perkin's would like to thank the following for contributing to our community tribute on Wednesday, Sept. 11:
Mitchell Movement. North-South: Walt and Betty Moynagh, 146.5; Mark Anderson and Clayton Haglin, 134.5; Phyllis DeRosier and Ann Whalen, 123; and Eldon Hegstrom and Gus Schlick, 116.5. East-West: Bud and Jean Forsberg, 128; Marcella Jensen and Joyce Roemer, 125.5; Pat Lande and Allen Anderson, 121.5; and Chris Leininger and Marion Benest, 120.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Victims of clergy abuse
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, best known for quirky hits like "Werewolves in London," has been diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
Tensions over Kashmir rising again
SRINAGAR, India -- Barely three months after high-level U.S. diplomacy headed off a possible war between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, the disputed Himalayan region is once again on the boil.
N. Korea takes halting steps toward capitalism
SEOUL, South Korea -- Eleven months ago, a memo from Kim Jong Il quietly filtered through the North Korean bureaucracy. Missives from the Dear Leader often come with triumphal fanfare. But this did not; intelligence experts here who studied it soon realized why.
Blast kills three in Gaza; Israeli troops kill gunman
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- An explosion, apparently triggered prematurely by militants making a bomb, tore through a house in Gaza on Friday, killing three people. Elsewhere, Israeli troops exchanged fire with gunmen, killing one Palestinian.
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