LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of the five 2001 Arts and Crafts Fair $1,000 grants.
European, Asian stocks sank Friday
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Shares on European and most Asian stock exchanges except Japan sank Friday amid uncertainty over the global economy and fears of the fallout of this week's terrorist attacks on U.S. stock markets.
SEC papers lost in N.Y. attacks
The Securities and Exchange Commission doesn't think it lost any people Tuesday when its New York regional office at the World Trade Center was destroyed, but it lost records of pending enforcement cases.
Never so near
This past week has been anything but business as usual.
Around the watercooler
TO FIX OR NOT TO FIX?: If your VCR, computer printer or compact disc player is on the fritz and it's more than two years old, it probably makes more sense to buy a new one than repair it, according to the October issue of Consumer Reports.
Wall Street faces extraordinary uncertainty when trading resumes
NEW YORK -- When Wall Street resumes trading -- presumably on Monday -- the stock market will face extraordinary circumstances and even greater uncertainty than usual.
Wells Fargo and Co. said today it will contribute $1 million to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund to support efforts to assist victims and families of Tuesday's national disaster.
Threatened U.S. economy gets back to business
WASHINGTON -- The United States clawed its way back into business Thursday, cautiously permitting the first regular commercial airline flights since Tuesday's terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, and reviving the market for government bonds.
Q. My boss is a poor manager. She talks about her employees, never nicely, to anyone who will listen. She doesn't support her employees and will leave them out to dry if anyone questions anything she has done. She's just plain irritating. I have had many bosses and she is just about the worst one I've worked for. Any suggestions?
Students' medical history should be ready at hand
DEAR ABBY: The letter in your column about what legal documents students should have once they reach the age of 18 prompted me to write.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Not everyone can look like People's "glamour girls" Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Nicole Kidman, who are on the magazine's best-dressed list. But West Coast style editor Steven Cojocaru and other magazine staffers offer the "seven deadly sins" anyone can avoid.
Child in need
Kelley's need stems from a faltering level of self-esteem as she enters her pre-teen years. She is just turning 11 years old and has no mother at home, or any other female role-model in her life. What a difference the right Kinship Partner could make.
Bison's tasty, healthy meat spurs comeback for species
BARNEVILLE (AP) -- Bison can go from 0 to 30 miles an hour in three strides -- at least that's what Dennis Sobtzak heard.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Prices paid to Iowa farmers at the close of business Friday for No. 2 yellow corn and No. 1 yellow soybeans. Prices compiled from country elevators by the Iowa Department of Agriculture. Corn prices generally 3 to 7 cents lower; soybean prices generally 5 to 8 cents lower.
Minnesota cash grain
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 182, a year ago 363.
Midwest Livestock Summary
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) -- Five major trading areas for direct slaughter steers and heifers on a live basis was steady to firm while dressed basis closed steady.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday on Business Highway 371, just south of Brainerd.
Because of the lead time needed to publish USA Weekend magazine, a Page 2 story in today's Who's News column in the magazine mistakenly refers to the Emmy Awards, which were postponed after last week's tragic events across the United States.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
Brendan and Kimberly Fielding, Houston, Texas, a boy, Brendan James Jr., 7 pounds, 9 ounces, June 17, 2001. Grandparents are Lois and Len Fielding, Nisswa, and Cindy and Gary Chambers, Huffman, Texas, and Cheryl and Roger Durham, Dallas.
Reduced-fee medical, dental services available
Millions of Americans lack adequate insurance coverage for prescription medications. The Patient Assistance Network is a volunteer organization that helps people find ways to cover some of the cost of their medication. They do this by helping people apply for rarely publicized drug manufacturers' assistance programs.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Contraceptive Coverage by Insurers Gains Suppporters
A movement to broaden insurance coverage for contraception has made remarkable progress this year in federal courts and state legislatures.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Altered Sleep Positions to Avoid SIDS Can Cause Skull Deformity
Jennifer Carroll knew she was part of a national trend when she faithfully put her newborn son, Brennan, to sleep on his back.
Blood Pressure Clinics
Taking chornic fatigue syndrome seriously
Chronic fatigue syndrome. Chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome. Myalgic encephalomyelitis.
Tornado victims rebuild their homes, their lives
Myrta Crackel stood in her yard with camera in hand, waiting anxiously for workers to move her new home onto the brick foundation.
Moments of silence
Gay Zelinske, a member of the Brainerd American Legion Post color guard, looked up at the Minnesota flag while the national anthem played Friday night before the Brainerd and Detroit Lakes football game at Don Adamson Field.
A year ago, Gov. Jesse Ventura answered questions live on Aitkin area KKIN Radio's The Morning Show.
Help for parents
A new early childhood intervention program is helping Crow Wing County parents detect developmental delays in their own infants and toddlers. Read more about this story Monday.
Fund created for financial contributions for terrorist victims
The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation has created a fund to receive financial contributions or donations from concerned residents in the Brainerd lakes area to help victims of the recent terrorist attacks.
Crosslake man arrested for drug possession
CROSSLAKE -- A 21-year-old Crosslake man was arrested at his home on drug and firearms charges Thursday.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 16 - 30 years ago (1971) - An armed gunman made off with an estimated $3,000 in cash and checks from the accounting office at Madden's Inn and Golf Club yesterday.
Lakes area blood drives slated
The Northern Lakes Area Red Cross will be open from noon to 5 p.m. today to take calls on blood drives or donations.
Tracking top terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden won't be easy job for U.S. intelligence services
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Osama bin Laden has survived despite spending much of his life opposing the great powers of the world.
Polls: Americans angry, back military response
WASHINGTON -- An overwhelming majority of Americans are angry and very willing to support President Bush in his planned war on terrorism, the first surveys of public opinion after Tuesday's attacks show.
Terrorists' Funding Targeted, But Past Tracing Has Been Difficult
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration Friday vowed anew to cut off terrorists' supply of cash and financial resources in the United States and around the globe, but previous efforts have often proved ineffectual and have been hampered by a lack of coordination among federal agencies, according to experts and official reports.
New York's Men of Steel: Hard Hats, Soft Hearts (New York)
NEW YORK -- They tramp into the smoke and dust, a legion of volunteer laborers wearing hard hats and tool belts and thick-soled boots. Hours later they walk out again, looking for fresh gloves and dry socks, or a sandwich, which they eat standing up. They crave food, and batteries.
Burnett described as a family man and proven leader
SAN FRANCISCO -- Those who knew Thomas Burnett said he would describe himself as, first and foremost, a husband to Deena and father of Madison and Halley, both 5, and Anna-Claire, 4.
College students nationwide grapple with fear, sorrow and the need to act
Sakinah Shannon wrapped her head in a crisp, new star-and-stripes bandanna and went to art history class at City College in New York, trying to concentrate.
Large U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf stands ready for possible retaliation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Afghanistan is far on the other side of the world in a rough neighborhood where a superpower has tripped once before, and not long ago.
Recovery workers report finding many bodies at the Pentagon
WASHINGTON -- Recovery workers at the Pentagon reported Saturday finding many bodies of those killed when a hijacked jetliner crashed into the building.
All across America, people are consumed by terrorist attacks
Chicagoans gathered Friday in Chicago's Daley Plaza for a moment of silence to remember victims of terrorism. (AP Photo)
Real-life horrors on East Coast alter the way we see, make art
NEW YORK -- The World Trade Center toppling in "Deep Impact." Terrorists taking over an office building in "Die Hard." The White House and Empire State Building blowing up in "Independence Day."
Investigators start to understand how attacks committed
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General John Ashcroft said Saturday that investigators are starting to figure out how terrorists carried out their deadly attacks against U.S. targets.
Suspected hijacker had a tie to Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Federal investigators continued Friday to explore Minnesota ties to the terrorists suspected in this week's attacks.
25 arrested on immigration charges
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Twenty-five people have been arrested on immigration charges as part of the investigation into Tuesday's terrorist attacks, a government official said Saturday.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Two Marine officers received letters of reprimand but won't face a criminal conviction in connection with allegations that they ordered Osprey maintenance records to be doctored to exaggerate the troubled aircraft's readiness.
Recent developments related to Tuesday's terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and crash of jetliner in Pennsylvania:
Rescue workers keep digging
NEW YORK -- Cranes and bulldozers picked away the heaviest pieces of what's left of the World Trade Center, but the real work was unfolding on a smaller scale: rescuers with plastic pails, toiling in the muck and stink, only able to look forward to more over the weekend.
Union advises pilots to treat hijackers aggressively
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With terrorists now using aircraft as weapons, a union representing commercial airline pilots is advising its members to act aggressively when confronted by hijackers.
America mourns with flags, prayers
A country in mourning poured its grief into prayer and defiant chants, showing unity in the flicker of thousands of candles at vigils across America.
Bush: U.S. will wage unrelenting war
WASHINGTON -- President Bush vowed on Saturday that U.S. troops will hunt down terrorists and "smoke them out of their holes" in a long, unrelenting response to Tuesday's ghastly attacks. Americans must brace themselves for great sacrifices, he said, "because the conflict will not be easy."
19 men carry out suicide mission to kill thousands
WASHINGTON -- They trained together, lived together and died together, one goal in mind: acts of destruction on a scale so large they would terrify America.
Estimate of Pentagon Repair Seen As 'Hundreds of Millions'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Recovery workers at the Pentagon reported Saturday finding many bodies of those killed when a hijacked jetliner crashed into the building.
Friday's sports transactions
Baseball to increase security when games resume
NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball fans can expect stark changes in security when they return to ballparks next week.
Players and owners pledge to help terror victims
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban just wants to help.
Diane L. Beal
MINNEAPOLIS -- Diane Lynn Beal, SFO, 51, Brainerd, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Michael G. James
Michael Grant James, 30, Little Falls, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Elmer Anton Bentfield
BAXTER -- Elmer Anton Bentfield, 82, Baxter, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Joyce J. Larsgard
Joyce J. Larsgard, 69, Brainerd, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Roger K. Anderson
Roger K. Anderson, 95, Brainerd, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Elmore D. Dally
PILLAGER -- Elmore Duane Dally, 71, Pillager, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Debra R. Bauer
LITTLE FALLS -- Debra Ranae Bauer, 37, Little Falls, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at her home in Little Falls.
September -- prime time for buck hunters
For most Minnesota deer hunters opening day is seven weeks away. Even most archery hunters, whose opening day was Saturday, don't take to the woods until October, when bucks get restless and begin marking territories for the rut.
I am calling upon citizens across Minnesota and this nation to take a stand of solidarity with the United States and in the support of the president as he deals with this terrorism in New York City and D.C.
The right response
The United States must respond to Tuesday's evil not with one-time retaliatory actions but with a sustained, long-term crusade against terrorism.
The task before us
This is a grim business -- this war that we find ourselves in. And we haven't come close to seeing the worst of it.
Ahchoo! Allergies caused by ragweed most common in U.S.
Ahchoo! Ahchoo! Ahchoo!
Area small game hunters to face greater challenges
Finding small game will be more of a challenge this year for hunters in east-central Minnesota.
A ruddy duck will be featured on the 2002 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp. The painting by John Freiberg, Mounds View, was chosen as the winning design from among 43 entries. Frieberg finished third in last year's contest.
MARS RULES THE EVENING SKY ALONE
Mars is the only bright planet visible during the evening in September, while three planets will shine brightly before dawn.
Despite decline in duck numbers, good moments can still be had
Duck hunting in Minnesota is a bittersweet proposition. It remains the most traditional and nostalgic of all bird hunting. Yet despite the favorable hatches the state has periodically seen in recent years, the numbers of birds a hunter sees during the season is a pitiful remnant of what we once saw.
It's a bird, it's an elk, it's nongame watchable wildlife! Conference to promote wildlife viewing in Minnesota, elsewhere
Bird and animal watching, tree and flower identification and other non-game wildlife activities are some of the fastest growing forms of recreation in North America, generating about $400 million annually.
Ludenia wins B.A.S.S. Federation title
Bill Ludenia captured first place in the Minnesota B.A.S.S. Federation's 2001 Tournament of Champions Sept. 7 on Gull Lake.
More than 700,000 salmon destroyed to stop the spread of Maine's deadly fish virus
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A disease spreading through Maine's fish farms has forced officials to destroy more than 700,000 farm-raised salmon, and the governor says the situation is likely to get worse before it gets better.
North Country calendar
September - 15 -- Small game hunting season opens (grouse, squirrel, rabbit)
Kimberly Cartie and Andrew Wandmacher were married July 7, 2001, at Piney Ridge Lodge in Pine River with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating.
Jodie Hall and Paul Meehl were married May 31, 2001, in an outdoor ceremony in Honolulu.
Heather K. Meehan and Troy T. Weber were married June 30, 2001, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Brian Wermager officiating.
Shari Lynn Mann and Charles John Plante
Shari Lynn Mann and Charles John Plante announce their engagement. Parents are John Mann, Litchfield, and Sharon Carlson, Bovey, and Gale and Marlys Plante, Fort Ripley. An Oct. 27 wedding is planned at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Cassie Jo Boser and Louis John Schlegel
Cassie Jo Boser and Louis John Schlegel announce their engagement. Parents are Margaret Boser, Brainerd, and David Boser, Brooklyn Park, and Robert and Helen Schlegel, Pierz. An Oct. 12 wedding is planned in Harding.
Lloyd and Elinore Duda
Lloyd and Elinore Duda will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married Sept. 22, 1946, in Clarissa.
Mervin and Alice Dickson
Mervin and Alice Dickson will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Pillager, with a program at 2:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by their family. No gifts please.
Kristi Snyder and Todd Johnson were married Aug. 23, 2001, at Como Park in St. Paul.
Teresa Smith and Steve McFarland were married July 31, 2001, at their home on Gull Lake with Darrel Paske officiating.
Stacy Chandler and Joseph O'Connell
Stacy Chandler and Joseph O'Connell announce their engagement. Parents are Odie and Colleen Gottlieb, Crosby, Bruce Chandler, Eagan, and Sande O'Connell, Crosslake. A wedding is planned for Saturday at the Crosslake Lutheran Church with a reception, dinner and dance to follow at The Old Waterfall in Brainerd.
Shelly Lanae Dwyer Nuesse and Jason Lee Kinney were married July 28, 2001, at their home in the Brainerd lakes area with Darrell Paske officiating.
Gina Todd and Chris Thesing were married June 30, 2001, at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter with Pastor Randy Ahlberg officiating.
Holly Brodal and Dean Heidmann were married June 23, 2001, at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter with Pastor Randy Ahlberg officiating.
Tasha Krai Arns and Matthew Allen Courts
Tasha Krai Arns and Matthew Allen Courts announce their engagement. Parents are Michael and Laverle Courts, Nisswa, and Chuck and Rita Arns, Merrifield. A June 28, 2002, wedding is planned.
Thelma Paulson - 90th birthday
Thelma Paulson, Brainerd, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The event will be hosted by her family. She was born Sept. 17, 1911, in Grundy Center, Iowa.
Kristin Paine and Michael Wallin were married Aug. 4, 2001, at St. Alice Catholic Church in Pequot Lakes with Deacon Richard Paine officiating.
Zanardi in 'extremely critical condition'
KLETTWITZ, Germany (AP) -- Two-time CART champion Alex Zanardi was airlifted to a hospital in "extremely critical condition" after being hit by another car at about 200 mph Saturday while inching onto the oval during the American Memorial 500.
Yudof outlines wish list for U of M campus construction
MINNEAPOLIS -- Mindful that a slowing economy could work against him, University of Minnesota President Mark Yudof laid out a plan for campus construction Friday that would require the state to chip in $187 million.
Twin Cities airport back in business
MINNEAPOLIS -- So crowded, yet so calm.
Minnesotans gather to pray
Minnesotans gathered across the state to show their solidarity and support for East Coast terrorist attack victims as part of a national day of prayer called by President George W. Bush.
Foreign vessels face more security on Great Lakes
DULUTH (AP) -- Air travel wasn't the only mode of transportation disrupted by the terrorist attacks on the East Coast.
Team wins fall championship
The Brainerd Explosion 12-under softball team defeated Golden Valley 12-11 to capture the USSSA fall state championship last weekend in Andover.
Effective running game lifts Pierz over Holdingford 21-7
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers have a complete team.
Greenway pounds Crosby-Ironton
CROSBY -- The Greenway Raiders, ranked third in Class 3A, rushed for 225 yards and intercepted two passes in a 41-7 victory over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers in a Sea Range Conference game Friday.
Brainerd downs Detroit Lakes in non-conference offensive duel
On a national day of mourning following Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the United States, the Brainerd Warriors and Detroit Lakes Lakers gave high school football fans something to cheer about.
Verndales loses 12-6
VERNDALE -- The Chokio-Alberta-Herman-Norcross Spartans held the Verndale Pirates football team to only 121 yards of total offense in a 12-6 Pheasant Conference victory Friday.
Area events Saturday
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Pillager pummels Royalton
ROYALTON -- The Pillager Huskies racked up 468 yards rushing and scored 42 points in the second half en route to a 62-7 non-conference triumph over the Royalton Royals Friday.
Roseau shuts out Wadena-Deer Creek
WADENA -- The Roseau Rams shut out the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines through three quarters and cruised to a 35-7 Northern Lakes Conference football victory Friday.
Pre-game ceremony honors victims of terrorism
It was a pre-game ceremony that made you proud to be an American.
Weekly league leaders
Local sports shorts
Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association is looking for adults interested in coaching youth teams from the Mite to the Bantam levels.
Pequot Lakes rushes past Lake of the Woods
PEQUOT LAKES -- Justin Biebighauser rushed 14 times for 230 yards and Matt Royer carried seven times for 105 yards in the Pequot Lakes Patriots 43-22 North Star Conference football triumph over the Lake of the Woods Bears Friday.
Carlson, Ylitalo lead Flyer swimmers
ST. CLOUD -- Julie Carlson and Jessie Ylitalo each won two individual events and helped two relays to titles in the Little Falls Flyers' 105-81 win over St. Cloud Tech in Central Lakes Conference swimming and diving Thursday.
Eds:CORRECTS TO SHOW Bemidji 15, Little Falls 14
Aitkin defeats Onamia 53-21
AITKIN -- Josh Flier led the Aitkin Gobblers with 134 yards rushing and two touchdowns in a 53-21 over the Onamia Panthers in Great River Conference football Friday.
Raiders take volleyball home opener
Big hits can dominate headlines in a volleyball match, but the Central Lakes College Raiders know where all those perfect shots come from -- good passing.
High school football team honors former player, crash victim
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Thomas Burnett Jr., the California executive who might have helped thwart hijackers during this week's terrorist attacks, was honored by his former high school football team Friday night.
Small digital camera short on battery life, long on functionality
NEW YORK (AP) -- Digital cameras are great props for making friends.
Laid-off tech workers helping
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- About 80 of the 6,000 employees Cisco Systems laid off in April have found a good reason to hold their heads high at a time when many suddenly unemployed tech workers are having a tough time coping.
Fixing a VCR is possible, even for an amateur
The VCR wheezes and clucks, spits out tapes, shuts down in the middle of a movie or makes every scene, with all that snow, look like the top of Mount Everest. You could pay a technician $25, maybe $50, just to look at it and maybe $100 to fix it. For that amount, you could buy a new VCR.
Young stars win lucrative endorsements in burgeoning video gaming world
Jonathan "Fatality" Wendel lives with his parents, plays computer games for eight hours a day and has just landed a six-figure deal to endorse high-tech products as a "cyberathlete."
Some kids' online diaries trade candor for gifts
The online diary is a blend of little girl and all-grown-up. She talks about her stuffed rabbit and of having to do some "primping up" with makeup for an ID photo. She says she's "terrified" of starting school again and then complains that she's not old enough to go out clubbing. She posts snapshots of herself going down a child's slide and others of herself in a low-cut top.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Mostly cloudy. Occasional drizzle south. Highs from the upper 50s to upper 60s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers mainly north and west this morning. Highs in the upper 50s and 60s.
Tropical Storm Gabrielle moving out to sea after sloshing across Florida
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Tropical Storm Gabrielle headed out to sea on Saturday after a drenching, daylong passage across the Florida peninsula that left 570,000 homes and businesses in the dark.
Minnesota state forecast
This afternoon...Partly sunny north. Cloudy with a chance of showers south. Highs in the upper 50s to middle 60s.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Cloudy with a chance of rain or showers...Except showers and thunderstorms likely far southeast. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
More nasty weather expected as result of Gabrielle; storms also predicted in Plains
Tropical Storm Gabrielle was predicted to move into the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, but not without bringing widespread storms to the Southeast. Other states in the East were bracing for chilly temperatures.
Weather drawing by Brandon Tautges in the Riverside School second-grade class of Mrs. Timmons.
Wisconsin state forecast
This afternoon...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs in the 60s.
The Nisswa Women's Club meeting will be noon Thursday at the Bar Harbor Restaurant. Bob Dryden will present a program on "Musical Theatre". This will be followed by the annual meeting and election of officers. Hostesses will be Judy Kolstad, Chair; Lois I. Jensen, Anna Mae Carlson, Doris Barry and Phyllis Parker.
The Salvation Army and the Westgate Mall Back To School Program would like to thank our community for their generosity and support. You made it possible fo
Afghans stream out of Kabul amid fears of U.S. military strike
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Beleaguered Afghans streamed out of the capital on Saturday, fearing a U.S. military strike against their Taliban rulers who harbor Osama bin Laden. The Taliban urged residents to "stand proud" -- and threatened to wage war on countries that help the United States in an attack.
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