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.
Country Inns has changed ownership
The Country Inns and Suites property in Baxter recently changed ownership.
Dr. Mark C. Witte joined the staff at Brainerd Medical Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
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.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 364, a year ago 318.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 1,350.
Meets 6:30 p.m. Monday
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.
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.
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!"
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
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.
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PINE CITY (AP) -- Two Pine County commissioners have filed a lawsuit to prevent a Nov. 7 referendum on splitting the county into two parts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. weathering increase in oil prices
WASHINGTON -- The big run-up in world oil prices is takin
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Game of the Week
With Knight gone, Indiana wonders, 'What's up?'
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Only a game? Not in Indiana.
McGwire has magical return to Busch Stadium
Mark McGwire made a triumphant return to Busch Stadium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rickey runs up in the record book, Mariners win
Rickey Henderson ran right past Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron in the record book.
Mike Willard Post
RICE -- Mike Willard Post, 70, Rice, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at his home.
STAPLES -- Ruby Nelson, 81, Staples, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at the Sterling Park Health Care Center in St. Cloud.
Francis Robert Meisenheimer
ROYALTON -- Francis Robert Meisenheimer, 81, Royalton, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Nursing Home in Sauk Rapids.
Doris Patricia 'Pat' Frey
CUSHING -- Doris Patricia "Pat" Frey, 75, Cushing, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.
STAPLES -- Gilma Haugen, 94, Staples, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, in New Brighton.
U.S. athletes fared
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- How U.S. athletes fared Saturday at the Summer Olympics:
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.
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.
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.
Here are some excerpts from recent editorials that appeared in Minnesota newspapers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September - 23 -- Northern pike tournament, Whitefish (2000 Marlon O. Goble Classic)
2001 PWT tournament schedule
April 4-6 -- Detroit River, Trenton, Mich.
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.
Lisa Anderson and Ben Kadow announce their engagement.
Tracy Jo Peabody and William Davis Moseley announce their engagement.
Kristin Mary Wicklund and Eric Lamar Davis were married July 1, 2000, at First Lutheran Church of Brainerd with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating.
Clarence and Cecelia Grams, Brainerd, will celebrate their 60th anniversary with their family.
Jaime Fristedt and Jason Sather 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.
Amy Christine Brandli and Erik Carter Rosvold 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.
Amy Shelton and Enrique Gonzalez 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.
Heather Levno and Steven Isle announce their engagement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Area events Saturday
High School Volleyball
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roseville defeats Wadena-Deer Creek
ROSEVILLE -- The Roseville Raiders defeated the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines football team Friday night 40-6.
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
Registration for the Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association is scheduled for Monday at the Brainerd High School cafeteria from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
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.
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.
Pierz falls to Holdingford
HOLDINGFORD -- The Pierz Pioneers lost 40-7 to the Holdingford Huskers in Central Minnesota Conference Football Friday.
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?
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
Short films find a venue on the Internet
The big screen isn't the only place to see new movies.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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. 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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