PLYMOUTH (AP) -- A local company is hoping vampires, puppies, ninjas and werewolves will translate into big bucks as trick-or-treaters get decked out for Halloween this year.
The Business and Industry Center at Central Lakes College in Brainerd is the site for a series of seven monthly management classes designed to smooth the transition to new industrial production standards.
Pentair stock plunges on earnings warning
MINNEAPOLIS -- Shares of Pentair Inc. plunged 23 percent Friday after the company warned that its tools and service equipment businesses were not turning around as soon as expected and earnings would fall far short of analysts' expectations.
More farmers add to incomes with off-farm jobs
DOLES, Ga. -- Roy Powell picked cotton, shook the dirt off freshly dug peanuts and cropped tobacco while growing up on his family's Georgia farm in the '50s and '60s.
Country Inns has changed ownership
The Country Inns and Suites property in Baxter recently changed ownership.
Shopping for cars in your living room to be made easier
Shopping for cars without leaving the living room is expected to get a little easier with a new online business based in Nisswa.
School-business partnership connects learning and earning
Six businesses recently provided tours to 20 educators representing 15 departments at Brainerd High School as part of an effort to expand the connection between business and education.
Conserving energy to mean conserving profits for small business owners as winter chill sets in on heating costs
NEW YORK -- With natural gas and heating oil prices expected to climb this fall and winter, small business owners need to pay closer attention to one of the more mundane details of running a company: energy bills.
Dr. Mark C. Witte joined the staff at Brainerd Medical Center.
Rising oil prices not expected to translate into long-term decline on Wall Street
NEW YORK -- The common wisdom is that higher oil prices lead to inflation, which in turn mean a bear market and recession.
Heal thyself -- upcoming retreat will show you how
When broken bones need mending, or surgery, illness or disabling conditions call for the body to heal, we turn to health care professionals for help.
BAY Rally held one week early to encourage student participation in See You At The Pole
Tornstrom auditorium was almost filled to capacity Wednesday night, as the Brainerd Area Youth Rally got under way.
Spirituality and healing go together
Interest in worship and services of healing is increasing in area congregations in new and refreshing ways.
Lyle Griner, nationally known speaker and author, will be the leader for Trinity Lutheran's Youth Mentor Training workshop from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
Episcopal leader in good condition after surgery
NEW YORK (AP) -- Doctors are fully satisfied after prostate surgery on the leader of the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold, the denomination's headquarters announced.
Noisy toddler is too young for church services
QUESTION: I get very upset because my 2-year-old boy will not sit still and be quiet in church. He knows he's not supposed to be noisy, but he hits his toys on the pew and sometimes talks out loud. Should I reprimand him for being disruptive?
MONDAY -- B-Poptart, cheese slice or yogurt, juice. L-Stuffed crust pepperoni pizza, salad/dressing, orange wedges, graham crackers.
PINE RIVER -- Three people were injured Friday night in a one-vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 84, five miles north of Pine River in Cass County, according to the State Patrol.
Meets 6:30 p.m. Monday
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 364, a year ago 318.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 350.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 434, a year ago 588.
Three-level rental home evacuated
The Brainerd Fire Department evacuated a three-level rental home on South Ninth Street in Brainerd early Saturday morning because of a fire in a basement apartment.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 1,350.
Six other area graduates play college golf
As the Brainerd lakes area continues to grow as a place to play golf so does the level of play coming out of the area.
Tiger close to $100 million Nike deal
Tiger Woods has been setting records on the golf course all summer. Now he is on the verge of a new benchmark -- an endorsement contract with Nike worth about $100 million, believed to be the richest in sports.
Sisters team up on golf course
The last time Becky Schornack and Tricia (Schornack) Jasmer teamed up on the golf course the Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' golf team placed second at the Class A state tournament.
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics
A role in the labor room isn't a man's birthright
So a male friend tells me on the phone, his excitement melting the wires: "Guess what? We're pregnant!"
FDA urged not to ease ban on gay male blood donors
GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- The government is considering easing the ban on gay male blood donors -- but its scientific advisers say don't do it yet, citing lack of evidence about how it might affect the AIDS risk in the nation's blood supply.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Survey links teen sports and healthy behavior
CHICAGO (AP) -- There may be something to the stereotype of the clean-cut high school jock.
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
State doctors highlight overuse of antibiotics, smoking bans
DULUTH (AP) -- Minnesota's doctors want to put the state on notice: The misuse of antibiotics threatens to make those medications obsolete.
Men encouraged to take care
Men often wait longer to get help for medical problems than do women, who see doctors three times as often -- and live an average of six years longer.
Decorating -- for real
There are plenty of beautiful photographs in "Real Life Decorating," a new book published by the folks who put out Better Homes and Gardens magazine (Better Homes and Gardens Books, 168 pp., $29.95).
Bay laurel brings home a bit of the Mediterranean
Bay laurel is native to the Mediterranean region
The third annual Habitat for Humanity benefit is set at 6 p.m. Oct. 5, with a dinner and silent auction at Piney Ridge Resort.
Dumbarton Oaks provides inspiration
A trip to Washington, D.C., could inspire a gardener to dig holes. This has nothing to do with politics. The holes are for planting trees and shrubs and the inspiration is from Dumbarton Oaks garden.
Whitney Oaks subdivision has open house
The Whitney Oaks housing subdivision hosted an open house Sept. 7. The housing development is by Property 3.
Facts about shingles and shakes
From the saltboxes that dot the northeastern shoreline to California's ornate Victorians, wood shakes and shingles are part of America's past. Whether the traditional square butt or the multipatterned fancy-cut variety, it's hard to beat the beauty of this natural, textured siding.
New neighborhood offers affordable homes
Construction sounds fill the air in southeast Brainerd.
Costs associated with a Willows home listed
The Willows is a new neighborhood of affordable single-family houses developed in the city of Brainerd. Affordable home loan financing and down payment assistance is available for prospective homebuyers.
What a Willows home looks like inside
Homes are set up with connections for an electric washer and dryer and are wired for garage door openers.
American homeowners already worrying about heating costs
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- With high energy prices forecast this winter, many homeowners around the country are already insulating, tuning up or replacing heaters, and looking for price breaks well before the first frost.
Don't prune evergreens just yet
Avoid major pruning of hollies and other broadleaf evergreens now.
BAXTER -- The city of Baxter issued 31 building permits totaling $1,272,683 during August.
Ventura will campaign for the Independence Party candidates
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota can prove it is the Mecca of the third-party movement by sending two Independence Party candidates to Congress, Gov. Jesse Ventura said Thursday.
Breezy Point mother's plight shows gifts of blood urgently needed
BREEZY POINT -- A young Breezy Point mother is critically ill in an Arkansas hospital, and her family is hoping that all who know her will give the gift of life by donating blood during the Brainerd blood drive next week.
Northwest mechanics seeking a big raise
EAGAN (AP) -- Negotiators for mechanics at Northwest Airlines asked for a $3.16 billion raise over the next three years, a contract proposal that company officials believe would more than double wages for an average 12-year technician to $62.35 an hour.
Inline marathon takes cues from Grandma's
DULUTH (AP) -- The people who organize the NorthShore Inline Marathon don't mind the comparisons to Grandma's Marathon.
Repair costs differ on Gregory Park fountain
Repair costs for the Gregory Park fountain in north Brainerd differ, but the plan to retain a fountain appears on solid ground.
PINE CITY (AP) -- Two Pine County commissioners have filed a lawsuit to prevent a Nov. 7 referendum on splitting the county into two parts.
BAXTER -- Estimates suggest four out of five child safety car seats are used incorrectly.
Arguments considered in airlines antitrust case
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A federal judge is deciding whether to grant class action status to a consumer lawsuit alleging that Northwest Airlines engaged in monopolistic pricing after its 1986 merger with Republic Airlines.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 17 - 30 years ago (1970) - John Tanner is the champion of the YMCA's Dedication Handball Tournament. He defeated Dick Geiger in the semi-finals and Roger Landsbury in the finals. Dr. Jack Echternacht took third place.
Wellstone trying to add widows to Hmong citizenship law
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., introduced an amendment Friday to make it easier for widows of Hmong veterans to become U.S. citizens by plugging a gap in a law passed earlier.
Dismissal of train deaths case upheld
The Minnesota Court of Appeals this summer upheld an earlier decision by Crow Wing District Court to dismiss the indictment of Leigh Mandt, 21, in connection with the June 1997 train accident deaths of his brother and another Brainerd man.
Attorney general scolds DFL chairman over election tactics
ST. PAUL -- The chairman of the state DFL Party got a scolding last week from Attorney General Mike Hatch, the party's top elected official in Minnesota, as wounds from a divisive primary campaign continued to fester.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - A hard pressed Brainerd School Board last night began the fist of a series of cuts aimed at reducing a $1 million deficit expected by the end of the year.
State Arts Board offers workshop in Little Falls for all area artists
LITTLE FALLS -- The Minnesota State Arts Board invites all area artists to a workshop at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Initiative Foundation Building in Little Falls.
Brainerd Elks Lodge to mark 100 years of service
Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of U.S.A. will celebrate 100 years of service to the community at 5:30 p.m. Monday with a banquet at the lodge.
Keeping peace overseas
After a yearlong peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, two area sheriff's deputies have returned home with a new perspective on their work and their lives.
Agency ponders big school changes
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Changing the number of days students go to school and redrawing the lines of the state's more than 300 school districts are among the proposals Minnesota's education commissioner is considering for the upcoming legislative session.
The Brainerd Family YMCA will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday to showcase Phase One of its expansion project.
TRUMAN (AP) -- A Minnesota State Patrol officer responding to a traffic accident here was hurt in a separate crash.
Ventura lectures news directors
MINNEAPOLIS -- Surrounded by the media types he loves to bash, Gov. Jesse Ventura mixed playful banter with a stern lecture Friday to leaders of the broadcast news industry.
Overuse of antibiotics targeted
DULUTH (AP) -- Members of the Minnesota Medical Association agree: One of the profession's top problems is bacteria that have developed resistance to antibiotics.
Baxter stops building sign at site on bypass
BAXTER -- Two filled-in post holes are the only indications remaining of a planned sign on the Highway 371 bypass route that met with opposition in the last few days.
Lake Shore city attorney says nothing prevents police chief from filing for city council position
LAKE SHORE -- Lake Shore City Attorney Paul Sandelin said today there is no prohibition preventing a city official from filing for elected office.
Schunk has personal ties to Croatia
Lt. Gov. Mae Schunk expects her trip to Croatia this weekend to be personally, as well as politically, fulfilling.
Former tutor Gangelhoff charged in 'U' scandal
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A former tutor who did more than 400 pieces of coursework for University of Minnesota men's basketball players was charged Friday with a single federal felony count of financial aid fraud.
Lawmakers call for tax relief, debt payoff
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The projected budget surplus should be used for tax relief and 90 percent of next year's surplus should go to pay the national debt, a Republican congressman said Saturday.
Inadequate airport capacity linked to many flight delays
WASHINGTON -- Inadequate airport capacity is a significant contributor -- along with bad weather -- to increasing incidences of flight delays, a Clinton administration official told Congress Thursday.
Consumer prices fall in August
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer prices fell in August, posting their first decline in 14 years as a sharp drop in energy costs swamped higher prices for clothes, prescription drugs and other items.
Pressure mounts for government investigation of Firestone, Ford
As the number of deaths linked to defective Firestone tires piles up, pressure is mounting for government prosecutors to open criminal investigations against both Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. and the Ford Motor Co. for not warning consumers earlier about the potential hazards.
Los Angeles bus, rail drivers go on strike
LOS ANGELES -- Bus and rail drivers hit the picket lines Saturday, plunging the nation's second-largest city into a strike that could affect hundreds of thousands of people who rely on public transportation.
Clinton radio address focuses on nursing homes
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton chose a 200-bed nursing center home as the site of his weekly radio address Saturday, planning to announce an initiative to improve care at America's more than 16,000 nursing homes.
Last bastions of blue laws in South are under attack
MONROE, La. -- As a churchgoing city councilman and minister's son, Robert Stevens is well aware of the political risks that come with challenging the Sunday liquor restrictions of this Bible Belt city.
Man convicted of toddler's slaying to go free
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A man convicted of raping and killing a 2-year-old girl will be freed from death row barring the slim chance the state Supreme Court reconsiders its ruling that the state harmed his defense by taking five years to bring him to trial.
Jury deliberates arson case
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) -- The jury began deliberations Friday in the arson trial of two men accused in the firebombing of the Douglas County district attorney's house, allegedly on orders of a gang leader about to be tried for murder.
Interior Department violated court orders, lawyers say
WASHINGTON -- Lawyers for a group of American Indians asked a federal judge Friday to fine Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt for violating court orders requiring him to preserve e-mail and other records.
Attempted auction of crime photos prompts eBay policy change
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- An attempt to sell an autopsy picture and crime scene photographs of three slain boys has prompted the Internet auction site eBay to change its policy on graphic photos.
Ford to reopen truck plants shut down for tire recall
DETROIT (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. said Friday it would reopen three truck factories that had been closed three weeks so tires meant for new vehicles could be used as replacements in the recall of 6.5 million Firestones.
Report: Ex-CIA chief faces allegations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former CIA Director John M. Deutch, who previously admitted to mishandling sensitive data while heading the CIA, is being investigated by the Defense Department for similar incidents, according to The Washington Post.
Indians seek more than apology
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- American Indian leaders said Friday that a recent apology offered by the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs is a good start but that the government needs to do more.
Proposal reignites battle between animal activists, trappers
PORTLAND, Ore. -- For most of his life, 73-year-old Jack Woods has trapped animals for a living. He brings home bobcat, coyote, fox and raccoon pelts, which his wife sews into hats and purses.
Crew installing treadmill as space station visit nears end
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- The crew of space shuttle Atlantis installed a treadmill aboard the international space station on Saturday, the men's last major task inside the orbiting complex.
U.S. officials charge drug cartel leader with murders
HOUSTON -- Federal officials on Thursday charged the alleged leader of a powerful Mexican drug cartel with killing a Mexican police official and nine other people, many of whose bodies were unearthed last year in a massive excavation along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Foreign-born children become U.S. citizens
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Standing beside her adoptive parents and dressed in a bright white T-shirt featuring the U.S. flag, 3-year-old Corina Rose Lange raised her right hand and said "I do," forsaking her allegiance to China.
U.S. weathering increase in oil prices
WASHINGTON -- The big run-up in world oil prices is takin
Resale of recalled Firestone tires investigated
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee attorney general is investigating reports that used-tire dealers are selling recalled Firestones to customers, who then can trade them in for free, new replacements under Bridgestone/Firestone's recall program.
Minnesota's defense knows it faces tough task at Baylor
WACO, Texas (AP) -- A date with Baylor seems to be just what the Minnesota Gophers need to get back on track before the Big Ten season opens next week.
Gretzky, Ellman banned from Coyotes' locker room
PHOENIX (AP) -- Wayne Gretzky has already been paraded in front of the city as part of the incoming Phoenix Coyotes ownership.
Knight visits St. Louis Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Bob Knight was back in the locker room Friday night, visiting with St. Louis manager Tony La Russa before taking in the Cardinals' game against the Chicago Cubs.
McGwire has magical return to Busch Stadium
Mark McGwire made a triumphant return to Busch Stadium.
Angels pound Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Anaheim Angels have not had many blowout victories, despite a lineup featuring five players with 90 or more RBIs.
For the Lions, it's never too early for a big game
For the Detroit Lions, the third week of the season isn't too early to play a season-defining game.
Report: Smith signed secret, 10-year deal worth up to $93 million
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Despite strict league regulations prohibiting under-the-table deals, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Joe Smith signed a secret contract worth up to $93 million over 10 years, the New York Times reported Thursday.
National sports briefs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins announced next season's ticket prices on Friday, increasing prices for the best seats and decreasing the price for some upper level seats at the Metrodome.
Game of the Week
Patriots prepare for Vikings
FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- Lift more weights, get extra sleep, take another peek at the playbook. The New England Patriots defenders had better be ready when the Minnesota Vikings storm into town.
Pedro does it to Indians again
It took them a year, but the Cleveland Indians finally had a monumental breakthrough against Pedro Martinez.
With Knight gone, Indiana wonders, 'What's up?'
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Only a game? Not in Indiana.
Rickey runs up in the record book, Mariners win
Rickey Henderson ran right past Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron in the record book.
Adella T. Crowell
Adella T. Crowell, 86, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
John 'Barney' B. Janzen
AITKIN -- John "Barney" B. Janzen, 86, Aitkin, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center.
Adeline S. Lorenz
LITTLE FALLS -- Adeline S. Lorenz, 75, Little Falls, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at her home.
STAPLES -- Ruby Nelson, 81, Staples, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at the Sterling Park Health Care Center in St. Cloud.
ROYALTON -- Francis Meisenheimer, 81, Royalton, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Nursing Home of Sauk Rapids.
Doris Patricia 'Pat' Frey
CUSHING -- Doris Patricia "Pat" Frey, 75, Cushing, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.
Francis Robert Meisenheimer
ROYALTON -- Francis Robert Meisenheimer, 81, Royalton, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Nursing Home in Sauk Rapids.
STAPLES -- Gilma Haugen, 94, Staples, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, in New Brighton.
John E. Foster
AITKIN -- John E. Foster, 86, Aitkin, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
Mike Willard Post
RICE -- Mike Willard Post, 70, Rice, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at his home.
US boxers get good draws
SYDNEY-U.S. boxers received favorable draws in all but one weight class Thursday, increasing hopes for a strong showing.
Let the games begin
Australian runner Cathy Freeman stood under the Olympic torch after lighting the flame at the opening ceremonies for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, today.
G'day from Australia 2000 Summer Games begin in Sydney
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Unveiling itself to a curious world, Australia inaugurated the 2000 Summer Olympics on Friday with a multicultural pageant of triumphs and tears. Its hearty message to the planet's signature sports spectacle: "G'day!"
U.S. athletes fared
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- How U.S. athletes fared Saturday at the Summer Olympics:
Cinderella soccer players miss the gala celebration
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- It has the makings of a Cinderella story, without the ugly stepsisters or the glass slipper.
Sydney's Olympics open while most of US is asleep
SYDNEY-The Olympics Millennium Games opened with a splashy tribute to Australia's long history and diverse culture Friday night in Sydney's Olympic Stadium.
Splash! Swimming records fall on Sydney Games' first day
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- A sixth gold medal for Jenny, a pair for "The Thorpedo," and world records all around.
The torch is lit
DAY 1 of the Sydney Olympic Games
Swimming top event this Olympics
SYDNEY - Tom Dolan is accustomed to relative attention. The world-record holder in the 400-meter individual medley has been a member of the National A swim team since he was 17 and even appeared on a limited-release Wheaties box as a member of the 1996 United States Olympic team. Swimmers know who he is.
The recent firing of controversial
Folks' house has amazing inventory
Some times going home can mean not only a trip to see the folks, but a reawakening to the amazement at what the folks collect.
Al Gore does 'Oprah'
Vice President Al Gore's appearance on Oprah Winfrey's program last Monday (Sept. 11) was an unpaid commercial for his presidential candidacy designed to enhance his appeal to those women who care more about the way a man looks than how he thinks.
A close presidential race? Maybe
WASHINGTON -- Even the closest of presidential elections haven't always looked that way at this point on the campaign calendar. And some that looked close, didn't turn out that way. In 1980, when Ronald Reagan won easily, the race was even in the polls two months out.
Here are some excerpts from recent editorials that appeared in Minnesota newspapers.
Zero tolerance - Dispatch Editorial
The anxiety and anger that followed Indiana University's firing of basketball coach Bob Knight may come as a surprise to many not close to the situation.
First lady has fight on her hands
BUFFALO--The first televised debate in the New York Senate race proved two things. The "stature gap" between Hillary Rodham Clinton and her challenger, Rep. Rick Lazio, is smaller than many Democrats would wish. And, second, it is going to be harder for the first lady to step away from the legacy her husband has left than it has proved to be for Vice President Gore to declare himself "my own man."
Bush's appeal with men still his base of strength
WASHINGTON -- Ask men why they like George W. Bush and they're likely to say he speaks his mind, has the courage to take an unpopular stand and seems like a pretty regular guy.
MILLE LACS - In the east, the evening and morning hours are providing walleyes on the 4 to 10 foot rock piles. Slip bobber rigs have worked well as are crankbaits after dark.
16 cited for fishing violations along the Red
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Sixteen men from Iowa and Missouri found out the hard way what can happen to anglers who break the rules on the Red River -- even if they're fishing in the middle of nowhere.
Tactics for early-season grouse hunting
Encounters with ruffed grouse are seldom the same. The first bird you flush is foolish and nave, the next is wily and shy. The conflicting personalities can make early-season grouse hunting a joy and a frustration at the same time. Yet good hunters can get birds the first week of the season.
September - 23 -- Northern pike tournament, Whitefish (2000 Marlon O. Goble Classic)
One of the larger black bears taken in Minnesota this season was recently shot near Crosslake. Rick Carlson, South Haven, downed the big bear at 17 yards with a bow. It dressed at 632 pounds and had a 37-inch neck and 59-inch girth measured behind the front legs. It was taken to Steve's Taxidermy in Emily for mounting.
2001 PWT tournament schedule
April 4-6 -- Detroit River, Trenton, Mich.
Canadian government, Indians clash over fishing
BURNT CHURCH, New Brunswick, Canada -- Long before the sun swept over Miramichi Bay, the government fishing regulators appeared. They began pulling up lobster traps that belonged to native fishermen, and the battle suddenly got ugly between the people who say they were here first and those who came later and now govern.
Sturgeon are good for more than just caviar
We went to look for an ugly fish. We found it and much more on a visit to the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth. The word "aquarium" brings to mind fish swimming in glass-walled tanks. The new building in Duluth has plenty of those, with 70 species of fish on display, along with dozens of related exhibits.
Heather Levno and Steven Isle announce their engagement.
Amy Christine Brandli and Erik Carter Rosvold announce their engagement.
Kenneth and Betty Rudland will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Pine River Legion.
Clarence and Cecelia Grams, Brainerd, will celebrate their 60th anniversary with their family.
Lisa Anderson and Ben Kadow announce their engagement.
Nicole Belanger and Robert Sanquist announce their engagement.
Lyle and Helen Deuel will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their children.
Kara Leigh Pagels and Philip Andrew Ring were married May 27, 2000, at St. John's Lutheran Church of Aitkin with Pastor David Becker officiating.
Kristin Mary Wicklund and Eric Lamar Davis were married July 1, 2000, at First Lutheran Church of Brainerd with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating.
Amy Shelton and Enrique Gonzalez announce their engagement.
Tracy Jo Peabody and William Davis Moseley announce their engagement.
Jaime Fristedt and Jason Sather announce their engagement.
Ruth Herbst will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Good Samaritan Village, 200 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd.
Political groups change tax status to avoid disclosure
WASHINGTON -- Political groups that want to keep their finances secret are changing their tax status in order to avoid having to reveal their donors and spending, making an end-run around a new law intended to crack down on anonymous political activity.
Bush, Gore to hold three prime-time debates
WASHINGTON -- The debates are on, almost.
Senate clears way for Tuesday vote on China trade
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Thursday beat back the last proposed amendments to legislation putting normal trade with China on a permanent basis, setting up a vote on the historic bill next Tuesday.
Bush skips California convention yet again
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- As California Republicans opened their convention, George W. Bush was leaving the state, marking the fourth straight time he has skipped the gathering.
Clinton plans Vietnam trip
WASHINGTON -- Bill Clinton will visit Vietnam as a final act of his presidency, personally confronting a painful chapter in the history of the nation and one of most controversial in his own life.
Poll: Gore has advantage in three key industrial states
LANSING, Mich. -- Al Gore has gained the upper hand over George W. Bush in Michigan, Illinois and Pennsylvania, according to new polls in several key industrial states critical to the presidential election.
Clinton wants end to filibuster, vote on patients' rights bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Complaining that 50,000 Americans encounter a delay or denial of medical care every day, President Clinton accused Republicans of abusing their power by preventing a Senate vote to expand managed-care patients' rights.
Gore courts black supporters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Al Gore was spending much of the weekend pitching his message to blacks, a group of potential voters who already overwhelmingly back him for the presidency.
Ventura: Third parties can speak younger voters' language
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Instead of catering disproportionately to older voters, as he argues the two major parties do, Gov. Jesse Ventura said Friday that third parties can become a force by tackling issues important to younger generations.
Gore pulling closer to electoral majority
WASHINGTON -- Al Gore has pulled closer to the 270 electoral votes needed to claim the presidency, generating momentum in battleground states from his rival's mistakes and the public's growing preference for issues over personality, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
Burton supports NASCAR's New Hampshire decision
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- Jeff Burton believes NASCAR's decision to slow the cars at New Hampshire International Speedway with power-robbing restrictor plates was the best response to two racing deaths on the track this season.
Montoya trying to get back into title picture
MADISON, Ill. (AP) -- Not much question who the driver to beat is in Sunday's Motorola 300.
Stewart's edge might be restricted in New Hampshire
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- Tony Stewart has demonstrated in his only three races at New Hampshire International Speedway that he should be favored to win the Dura Lube 300.
SEASON PTS. LEADERS -- Fishtales 8, Spare Time, Carlie's Angels, Leftovers and Fearless Four 6, Magic Markers and Lakers 4, The Travelers, Easy Rollers, The Bears, Eager Beavers and Ten Pins 2.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association will sponsor a girls' 12 and under team this season.
Tigers outscore Brainerd girls
St. Cloud -- Beth Cairns scored the only Brainerd goal in the Warriors' 11-1 Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer loss to the St. Cloud Tech Tigers Monday.
Pierz falls to Holdingford
HOLDINGFORD -- The Pierz Pioneers lost 40-7 to the Holdingford Huskers in Central Minnesota Conference Football Friday.
Staples-Motley defeats C-I, W-DC in tennis triangular
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' tennis team defeated the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 7-0 and Wadena-Deer Creek 5-2 in Mid-State Conference play Thursday to remain undefeated in conference play and overall.
Area events Saturday
High School Volleyball
Roseville defeats Wadena-Deer Creek
ROSEVILLE -- The Roseville Raiders defeated the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines football team Friday night 40-6.
PR-B Tigers blank Bagley Flyers in 52-0 rout Friday
PINE RIVER -- The next time the Bagley Flyers football team travels south it probably won't be traveling on Highway 371.
Local sports shorts
Registration for the Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association is scheduled for Monday at the Brainerd High School cafeteria from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
College teammates gain from junior Olympic experience
Every four years the Olympics return and sports fans think about those ancient, toga-clad folks running around Athens and Sparta.
Alexandria beats Brainerd in tennis
ALEXANDRIA -- The Alexandria Cardinals swept all three doubles matches and defeated the Brainerd Warriors 5-2 in Central Lakes Conference tennis Thursday.
Staples-Motley downs Warroad
STAPLES-- Kyle Detlof and Tony Johnson combined for a total of 201 rushing yards to help the Staples-Motley Cardinals beat the Warroad Warriors in a Northern Lakes Conference football game Friday night.
Aitkin Gobblers achieve first win with shut out against Onamia
ONAMIA -- The Aitkin Gobblers shut out Onamia 33-0 in a Great Rivers Conference game Friday.
W-DC's Asfeld wins boys' race
NEW LONDON -- Wadena-Deer Creek's Adam Asfeld won the boys' meet in the New London-Spicer cross country invitational Thursday.
Stolski makes position changes
ST. CLOUD -- With the Brainerd offense averaging just 211 yards and 13 points in the season's first two games Warriors football coach Ron Stolski decided it was time to make a few changes.
Tech topples Brainerd boys 4-1
BAXTER -- After defeating first-year boys' soccer programs like Willmar, Sartell and Little Falls, the Brainerd Warriors ran their overall record to 3-1.
Bears beat up Huskies in 49-6 win
BERTHA -- When two undefeated football teams square off and you want to hear the inside story on who's going to win, ask a local expert.
Haskins, Newby could face a dozen felony counts
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Federal investigators are considering more than a dozen felony counts against both former Gopher men's basketball coach Clem Haskins and former academic counselor Alonzo Newby, WCCO-TV reported.
Verndale holds on to defeat Fergus Falls Hillcrest
FERGUS FALLS --The Verndale Pirates scored 10 points in the fourth quarter and held on for a 30-26 victory over the Fergus Falls Hillcrest Comets Friday.
High School Football
Warrior girls lose to Grand Rapids in soccer
BAXTER -- The Grand Rapids Thunderhawks out shot the Brainerd Warriors by a 20-15 margin and came away with a 3-0 non-conference victory Friday night.
Warriors move at the right time
All athletes like to have momentum on their side. When they have it, their teams win. But when momentum shifts, the tide of winning and losing moves with it.
CLC tailback from Arizona appreciates warm welcome
Those of us who live in occasionally cold Minnesota know exactly what to tell friends from the south when they criticize our up-north deep freeze.
Pillager shuts out Verndale in volleyball
PILLAGER -- The Pillager Huskies volleyball team defeated the Verndale Pirates 16-14, 17-15, 15-6 in Park Region Conference action Thursday.
Warriors swim past Willmar
WILLMAR -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' swimming and diving team defeated the Willmar Cardinals 101-85 in Central Lakes Conference action Thursday.
International Falls bucks Rangers
INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- After traveling for more than four hours the Crosby-Ironton Rangers were handed a disappointing 28-9 loss by the International Falls Broncos in Sea Range Conference football Friday.
Gophers men's basketball begins rebuilding team with local talent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In the wake of a cheating scandal that got national attention, the Gophers men's basketball team has begun to look locally for new talent.
Sartell blanks LF
LITTLE FALLS -- The Sartell Sabres held the Little Falls Flyers scoreless in a 37-0 rout in Central Lakes Conference football Friday night.
Pequot Lakes remains unbeaten
BAUDETTE -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots football team continued their dominant defense holding their opponent scoreless for the third week in a row. This time Lake of the Woods was blanked 43-0 in a North Star Conference game Friday.
Flyers outswim St. Cloud Tech
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers improved to 2-0 in the Central Lakes Conference and 5-0 overall with a 115-71 dual meet victory over the St. Cloud Tech Tigers on Thursday.
Warriors defeat St. Cloud Tech in conference action
ST. CLOUD -- Mike Zauhar made his debut as the Brainerd Warriors' starting quarterback Friday against the St. Cloud Tech Tigers but he may have made more of an impact from his defensive back position.
Wiring the classroom
HEAD:Ninety-five percent of public schools are connected to the Internet, and two-thirds of public school teachers use computers for instruction. Percent of public schools connected
How-to Web site makes irreverent pitch for young audience
So you wanna learn how to throw a wedding shower, or how to buy your first laptop, or how to choose a good scotch, or how to, ahem, donate sperm?
Digital warriors turn hobby into a career
With an honors degree from England's Cambridge University
Internet at school is changing work of students -- and teachers
As students nationwide trundle back to class, they're taking their seats in schools more wired than ever before and huddling around desktop computers in small groups more often. Then they are tapping into the Internet to complete their assignments.
Short films find a venue on the Internet
The big screen isn't the only place to see new movies.
Forbes magazine linking print to Web
Forbes magazine last week shipped a computer gadget to its 810,000 subscribers that it hopes will turn its pages into a new form of hyperlink to the Internet -- part of an experiment to bridge the divide between old and new media.
He wants to make technology flourish along I-29
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) -- Two Brookings businessmen hope they can help make a high-tech corridor of Interstate 29 from Lawrence, Kan., to Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Weather drawing by Amber Bandel of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
Names and faces
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Elton John walked out on a sold-out concert just 30 minutes before it was supposed to start, organizers said.
PHONE LINE VOLUNTEER -- Choose your own hours to answer the phone from your home. Training will be provided for listening, problem solving and making referrals. Training starts Sept. 20. Crisis Line and Referral Service 828-4515 or RSVP 824-1345.
Volunteer of the month
Name: Ida McFarland
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
The American Legion and Auxiliary will meet for their regular meetings at 7 p.m. Monday. American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 255 Executive Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday to discuss the budget. Dinner prior to regular meetings at 6:30 p.m. Members are asked to donate $2 for dinner.
The September campout for the Rollin' Rangers will be Sept. 18-20 at Doty's Campground in Pine River.
Good news for homeless pets
Dear Heloise: May was fabulous for orphaned pets throughout the world. During North Shore Animal League America's Pet Adoptathon, more than 25,440 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens were placed in excellent adoptive homes, and we are still waiting for total s from more than 800 shelters!
Mother, sister can't figure why brother sides against them
DEAR ABBY: I am 37 years old and have one older brother who is 39. When we were growing up, our family was very close, but something happened when my father passed away eight years ago. Within a few years my mother remarried. Soon after, my marriage to an abusive man fell apart.
Suharto's son talks with Indonesian police
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Tommy Suharto, the multimillionaire son of Indonesia's ex-dictator, denied any link Saturday to a spate of deadly bombings, despite demands by the nation's president that he be arrested.
Indonesian president orders arrest of Suharto's son
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's president ordered the arrest of ex-dictator Suharto's youngest son on Friday, two days after a deadly stock exchange explosion that many blame on supporters of the disgraced former leader.
Philippine military raids rebel camps in bid to free 19 hostages
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines -- Thousands of troops and elite police buffered by helicopter gunships poured onto a remote island in the southern Philippines on Saturday before dawn, moving in to rescue 19 foreigners and Filipinos held hostage by Muslim rebels.
U.S. military delivers aid to tense East Timor
DILI, East Timor (AP) -- Thousands of U.S. Marines delivered food and shelter materials to the devastated territory of East Timor on Friday, escorted by a warship that stood ready in case of militia attacks.
U.S. warships sail out of E. Timor
DILI, East Timor -- Four U.S. warships that delivered food and reconstruction materials to devastated East Timor ended their mission Saturday.
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