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.
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.
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?
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.
NEW YORK -- Landing shares in hot initial public offerings during the stock market boom was like getting courtside seats at a big sports event.
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.
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.
Lakes Imaging Center first to offer MRIs in area
Lakes Imaging Center, South Sixth Street in Brainerd, is set to open Sept. 23.
Child in need
Children in need of an adult mentor look to Kinship Partners to find them one.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 250. Last Friday: 421. Year ago Friday: 252. Thursday actual: 399.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 151, a year ago 182.
1. Call to order 7 p.m.
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
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
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.
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.
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.
The Minnesota WING Civil Air Patrol held its annual flight academy this summer at the Mankato Airport.
A Brainerd woman is passionate about her new job helping area families acquire their own homes.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Richest lose billions, but they can spare it
NEW YORK (AP) -- The rich are getting less rich in America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lewis H. Miller
AITKIN -- Lewis H. Miller, 86, Aitkin, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Marlene M. Hutchins
SWANVILLE -- Marlene M. Hutchins, 59, Swanville, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
AITKIN -- Thomas Brown, 53, Aitkin, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at his home.
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.
Janette I. Carlson
AITKIN -- Janette Ida Carlson, 85, Aitkin, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2002, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Peggy F. Yourczek
LITTLE FALLS -- Peggy F. Yourczek, 88, Little Falls, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
PALISADE --Esther Kvale, 85, Palisade, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Whoever coined the phrase "the more things change, the more they stay the same," was a little goofy.
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
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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?
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.
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.
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.
Dick and Kay Breen will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary today. They were married Sept. 15, 1962.
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.
Five generations recently gathered were Austin Plante, son; Tiffany Tougas, mother; Roland Tougas, grandfather; Gertrude Tougas, great-grandfather; and Charles Holsapple, great-great-grandfather.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Suzanne Garrow and Jon Nelson were married June 15, 2002, at the home of the bride's parents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Minnie Ullmann, Pierz, will celebrate her 90th birthday with family and friends. She was born Sept. 16, 1912, in St. Paul.
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.
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.
Janeen Anderson and Terry Huber were married Aug. 24, 2002, at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd with the Rev. Paul Biegner officiating.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meschke girls spell trouble for Pequot Lakes' tennis foes
It's double trouble when teams compete against the Pequot Lakes Patriots tennis team.
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.
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department will host a disc golf (Frisbee golf) tournament Oct. 5 at the Lum Park disc golf course.
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.
A century of excellence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Area events Saturday
SWIMMING and DIVING
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.
Raider golfers successful
Through four tournaments, Central Lakes College Raiders golfers Justin Heitkamp and Melanie Wilson have been a model of consistency.
Verndale's Ashman has a busy night
There's not much Kyle Ashman can't do.
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.
Huskies find offense
PILLAGER -- With the clock ticking down, Dan Boushee enjoyed a sigh of relief and then a drenching of water.
Brainerd sophomores blank Bemidji 20-0
The Brainerd Warriors sophomore football team defeated the Bemidji Lumberjacks 20-0 Thursday.
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.
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.
It was the type of high school football game that, unfortunately, one team had to lose.
Reed anchors Twins' rotation
MINNEAPOLIS -- After the All-Star break, Rick Reed made this statement to a few of his Minnesota Twins teammates:
Bills, Vikings try to regroup
MINNEAPOLIS -- Both trying to rebound from rough seasons, Buffalo and Minnesota made visible progress last week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Sunny west...And partly sunny and breezy east. Highs from the lower 60s east to around 70 west.
Weather drawing by Crystal Ranney of Mrs. Wilcox's kindergarten class at Lowell school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a few thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s north to 70s south.
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...Cloudy with showers southeast this morning. Partly to mostly sunny northwest and becoming partly sunny central. Breezy west. Highs in the 60s.
Perkin's would like to thank the following for contributing to our community tribute on Wednesday, Sept. 11:
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Victims of clergy abuse
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