Survey confirms that Internet use has become everyday for most college students
CHICAGO (AP) -- Andy Perez uses the library at Rice University in Houston for the quiet, not the books. He does his research online.
BeauDrey Vreeland, the son of Joe and Julie Vreeland of Brainerd, will study abroad in Alnwick, England, for fall semester. Vreeland is a senior at St. Cloud State University majoring in public administration.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimate: 400. Last Monday: 376. Year ago Monday: 373. Friday actual: 196.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
Commissioners' room, Courthouse
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to what turned out to be two false alarms this weekend.
The news council will listen
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
LASTRUP -- Two people were injured Sunday in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 27 near Lastrup in Morrison County.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Annika Sorenstam won her eighth LPGA Tour title of the year Sunday, closing with a 4-under 68 to hold off Kate Golden by a stroke in the Safeway Classic.
Gopher golfers to visit White House
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The national champion Minnesota men's golf team is scheduled to visit the White House Sept. 24 at a ceremony honoring NCAA champions in 2002 spring sports two months after the school announced it would cut the sport.
A Page 1A headline in Monday's Dispatch incorrectly reported where Angie Fiedler works.
Habitat volunteer knows well the cause she's serving
Angie Fiedler understands how important it is for children to have a home, a place to call their own.
Variance denied for garage
A Brainerd resident who built his garage on the city's right of way was denied a variance Monday night.
The method used by the U.S. Census Bureau and by most economists to calculate income disparity levels in a given population was developed in the early 20th century by the Italian demographer Corrado Gini.
DNR bags 50 deer in first week of culling program in Aitkin County
AITKIN (AP) -- Conservation officers killed 50 whitetail deer, mostly adults, during the first week of a program to cull animals in an area near an elk farm where chronic wasting disease was detected.
Council debates sewer fees
The use of fees gained from the establishment of a storm sewer utility in Brainerd were debated at Monday's Brainerd City Council meeting.
County board, HART reach agreement on dog control
The Crow Wing County Board approved a one-year service contract with Heartland Animal Rescue Team Monday for $3,236 a month.
A Brainerd man found a fourth-grader's drawings tucked inside insulation in his home, and is seeking the artists' identity. Look for the story Wednesday in Neighbors.
The Brainerd School Board will hold a special meeting at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 in the district office to approve the name of the new middle school.
Zoning change request ignites protest
Residents again are protesting a proposal to rezone property on Wise Road to general business.
Motorcycle accident kills Brainerd man Hanson
The family of a Brainerd man who died in a motorcycle accident Saturday remembered their son and brother today as someone who always gave of himself, even after his death.
The Thirty Lakes Watershed District workshop scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the commissioners' room in the Crow Wing County Courthouse has been canceled.
Staples boy, 17, has died
STAPLES -- A 17-year-old Staples boy has died after being found unresponsive at a rural Byron Township property early Saturday morning.
He's No. 1
A look at the state's outstanding senior citizen is featured in Senior Class in Tuesday's Dispatch.
County working on turning leachate into energy project
Crow Wing County was the first of eight applicants to receive approval for a Recirculation-To-Energy permit from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
The Brainerd School District's Building Committee will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to approve a bid package for the new middle school and to hear food service consultant information.
More members added to county park board
Two more residents were appointed to the Crow Wing County Parks Advisory Commission.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 17 - 30 years ago (1972) - Now that the school district is strong financially, what with consolidation being completed it would seem an opportune time to take a look at the lower site west of the high school building.
Details of fatal accident are explained
BAXTER -- A Brainerd man involved in an accident that killed another Brainerd man Saturday in Kanabec County near Ogilvie was attempting to yield to a State Patrol trooper who was driving to an accident scene.
First responders need transfusion of volunteers
When there is a medical emergency they're usually the first ones on the scene, and their work can be the difference between life and death.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 16 - 20 years ago (1982) - The shock waves from yesterday's election are still being felt in Brainerd, Crow Wing County and across the state. The Brainerd senior citizens are rejoicing because of the overwhelming support the voters gave the half-mill levy that will help support a Senior Citizens Center in the old Fire Hall.
Preliminary levy for 2003 set by county board
The Crow Wing County Board set the preliminary 2003 levy Monday at $19,453,512.
Horses at risk from West Nile
The Minnesota Department of Health regularly updates West Nile Virus cases on its Web site.
Two key bin Laden lieutenants identified by U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. counterterrorism officials have identified two key lieutenants of Osama bin Laden -- including an alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks -- as the most active plotters of several al-Qaida attacks during the past year.
Polls indicate Bush has rallied support for his Iraq policy
President Bush has rallied public support in recent weeks for a possible attack on Iraq, say two polls released over the weekend.
Interior chief held in contempt for failing to fix Indian trust
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge Tuesday held Interior Secretary Gale Norton in contempt for failing to heed his order to fix oversight problems with a trust handling hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties from Indian land.
Industrial activity drops in August
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Industrial production fell by 0.3 percent in August, the first decline in eight months, a fresh sign of the faltering economic recovery.
Panel to send 'urgent request' for bishops' reforms compliance
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Trying to bridge a split in the church over disciplining sexually abusive priests, a national review panel said it will send an "urgent request" that religious orders comply with a policy adopted by Roman Catholic bishops.
FTC: Many weight-loss ads misleading
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Weight-loss advertising is riddled with false or misleading claims that prey on millions of overweight people seeking help to shed pounds, the Federal Trade Commission reported Tuesday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- David Westerfield should be put to death for kidnapping and killing 7-year-old neighbor Danielle van Dam, the jurors who convicted him of murder told a judge.
Studies: Health benefits for workers are eroding
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Future retirees should expect to cover substantially more, if not all of the costs of their health care as employers increasingly reduce retirement medical benefits.
Prosecutor: Alleged New York terrorist cell was under investigation before Sept. 11
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Prosecutors say alleged members of a terror cell trained by Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network were under investigation even before the Sept. 11 attacks but intensified their communications this month.
Multicultural field broadens Miss America Pageant's horizons
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- When the Miss America contestants parade down the runway next weekend, they will represent a broad cross-section of America in a competition that has never been a model of inclusiveness.
Thousands evacuated after train derails, acid spilled near Knoxville
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- With a billowing cloud of fuming sulfuric acid hovering over her neighborhood, Lisa Perkins knew it was time to get her four children out of the area.
Mourners remembered Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas as a "tough as nails" kid who became one of the greatest players in NFL history.
Dodgers tie Giants
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's football season, so Brian Jordan is playing good baseball.
DEADLOCK at the TOP
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Anaheim Angels have made a cottage industry of their ultra-marketable Rally Monkey, crediting the jumping simian with their ability to come from behind to win 42 games this season.
Eagles soar in 37-7 romp over Redskins
LANDOVER, Md. -- If he didn't know it already, Washington Redskin Coach Steve Spurrier got an excruciating two-part lesson Monday before a national TV audience:
Winless Steelers fall to Gannon, Raiders
Rich Gannon broke nearly every major single-game Raiders passing record, even those from the early days of the AFL. He threw 64 times and Oakland's defense forced five turnovers as the Raiders beat the winless Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 Sunday.
Notre Dame, Penn State are back
Even aboard a shuttle bus to O'Hare, they were talking about Penn State -- and these were giddy Notre Dame fans returning from South Bend.
Schilling makes strikeout history
PHOENIX -- Curt Schilling got his 300th strikeout. His 24th victory will have to wait.
Mary L. Jenkins
CROSBY -- Mary Lorraine Jenkins, 71, Crosby, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
LITTLE FALLS -- Matt Bobick, 75, Little Falls, died today, Sept. 17, 2002, at home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Kenneth Manlick, 51, Little Falls, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Pine Grove Manor in Little Falls.
Alice Mae Baker
Alice Mae (Gottsch) Baker, 68, Brainerd, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, of cancer at home.
Esther M. Kvale
PALISADE -- Esther M. Kvale, 85, Palisade, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
SWANVILLE -- Myrtle Sundquist, 95, Swanville, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Gregory A. Hanson
Gregory A. Hanson, 43, Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at North Memorial Medical Center in Minneapolis as the result of a motorcycle accident.
Gregory A. Hanson
Gregory Allen Hanson, 43, Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, in Minneapolis as the result of a motorcycle accident.
Raymond J. Simon
BUCKMAN -- Raymond J. Simon, 37, Buckman, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Buckman Township.
Marlene M. Hutchins
SWANVILLE -- Marlene M. Hutchins, 59, Swanville, died Sat., Sept. 14, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
ST. PAUL -- LeRoy Gakin, 73, St. Paul, formerly of Brainerd, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002.
Janette I. Carlson
AITKIN -- Janette Ida Carlson, 85, Aitkin, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
ST. FRANCIS -- Shirley Anderson, 64, St. Francis, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
Raymond J. Simon
ROYALTON -- Raymond J. Simon, 37, Royalton, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Progress on Minnesota's transportation needs ran into a brick wall during last year's legislative session. Lawmakers, particularly those in the House, were not about to budge in their opposition to a transportation funding package.
While it is laudable that a Sept. 11 letter writer defends his friend Bob Olson from public chastisement, it is unfortunate that he must resort to "attacking the messenger." Regardless of whether one is a political friend or foe of the redoubtable councilman, it is his dismissive demeanor- not his position on super-stores- which is at issue.
As we reflect on 9-11-01 we need to ask ourselves in what direction do we go and how does it affect our democracy?
A year in the world
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
Solving community problems without compensation is starting to wear me out.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- Ryan Newman wanted nothing more than for the rain to come.
Greatest wealth gap is in Mower County
AUSTIN (AP) -- Sara Hull and Rosa Narvaez are both mothers, both in their early 30s, and both moved here in the past few years. But they live worlds apart in this small, southeast Minnesota town.
Poll shows governor's race tightly bunched
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gubernatorial candidates Tim Penny, Tim Pawlenty and Roger Moe are locked in a very close race, according to a poll released Tuesday by the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Minnesota Public Radio.
Political ads testing the limits of the law
Campaign finance experts watching political advertising in Minnesota say candidates and major parties are once again pushing the frontiers of campaign finance law.
The manifest destiny of the Mall of America
BLOOMINGTON -- Speaking in the hushed tones common to medical waiting rooms, receptionist Juli Velebir was struggling to sum up just what it is that makes the Mall of America such a dumbfounding and fascinating quirk of modern culture. Then she smiled and nodded.
Best Buy earnings fall 27 percent in second quarter
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Best Buy Co. said Tuesday that its second-quarter earning fell 27 percent because of a slowdown in consumer spending since July, particularly in prerecorded music and home office products.
Mother charged in daughter's death in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A mother was charged with causing her 2-year-old daughter's death by shaking her, authorities said.
Man, 19, drowns in Leech Lake
WALKER -- A 19-year-old Wisconsin man died of an apparent drowning last weekend on Leech Lake, Cass County authorities reported.
WINDOM (AP) -- A Lake City man drowned in a boating accident on Cottonwood Lake in Windom, the Cottonwood County sheriff's office said Monday.
Zappa sentenced to life
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A Minnesota man received the maximum sentence of life in prison for kidnapping a teenager from a Nebraska shopping mall last year.
Disease fears could keep deer hunters at home
DULUTH (AP) -- Chronic wasting disease hasn't been found in wild deer in Minnesota, but fears about the disease might have already given the state's hunting economy a case of the chills.
Four-year-old boy critically injured in assault
EAGAN (AP) -- A 4-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries in an assault, and authorities were holding a 12-year-old suspect.
Cambridge man finds success 60 feet up
COLLEGEVILLE (AP) -- Squirrels have nothing on Dennis Kalk.
Pentel waiting for Minnesota to come around to his vision
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ken Pentel hasn't owned a car since 1981; he borrows one to campaign for governor. And if the Green Party candidate scores a huge upset, he says he'd bike the two miles from the official residence to the Capitol instead of driving.
Man remains in fair condition after bear attack
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- A wildlife researcher remained in fair condition Monday after a rare attack by a black bear in central Minnesota.
Tech blanks Warrior girls' soccer
ST. CLOUD --The Brainerd Warriors battled the St. Cloud Tech Tigers to a scoreless tie after one half of play before falling 3-0 in a Central Lakes Conference game Monday.
Pillager battles another unbeaten foe
The offense is rolling, the defense is dominating and the Pillager Huskies football team is ready to tackle its toughest opponent.
Cardinals sweep singles, beat Flyers
LITTLE FALLS -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals swept the singles and the No. 1 doubles team of Rose Milless-Jacque Peterson won to give the Cardinals a 4-2 non-conference tennis victory over Little Falls.
Staples-Motley wins Mid-State tennis title
Perham -- Led by Jacque Peterson's title at No. 1 singles and Rose Milless and Nikki Hoffmann's win at No. 1 doubles, the Staples-Motley Cardinals cruised to the Mid-State Conference tennis championship Saturday.
Raiders' Wilson wins meet
EAST GULL LAKE -- Central Lakes College Raiders women's golfer Melanie Wilson shot a two-day total 170 to take top honors at the CLC Invitational held at the Legacy Courses at Cragun's Sunday and Monday. The CLC women's team went on to win the team event with a score of 539.
CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING
COLLEGEVILLE -- St. John's pounded Hamline 56-0 in MIAC football Saturday.
CLC remains winless following 39-0 loss to Rainy River
INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- Rainy River went to the air and blanked the Central Lakes College Raiders football team Saturday 39-0, extending the Raiders' losing streak to four.
Area grid standings
Section 8, Class 5A
PR-B second at C-I volleyball tournament
Crosby -- The Bemidji Lumberjacks defeated the Pine River-Backus Tigers 15-8, 15-7, in the championship game of the Crosby-Ironton volleyball tournament Saturday.
Radinovich wins second straight, C-I girls third
PIERZ -- Second ranked Crosby-Ironton Ranger runner Joe Radinovich was the individual winner with a time of 16:28 at the Pierz Stampede Monday
Raiders win fourth straight match
ELY -- The Central Lakes College volleyball team, riding the emotional high of beating North Division leader Mesabi Range the night before, were powered by Lexie Palo's 18 kills as the Raiders downed Vermilion 30-28, 30-22, 30-24 Saturday for their fourth consecutive victory.
CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING
Sauk Rapids keeps Flyers winless
BELLE PRAIRIE -- Maggie Parins scored her first varsity goal for the Little Falls Flyers but it was Sauk Rapids Storm coming away with a 4-1 Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer victory Monday.
Warriors claim title at swim meet
Park Rapids -- Erica Campbell became the first Brainerd Warrior swimmer to become a double winner at the Park Rapids Panthers Invitational Saturday as she swam to titles in the 200-yard individual medley and 500 freestyle.
Warriors should get a kick out of Roberts' return to lineup
BAXTER -- Although the Brainerd Warriors soccer team didn't win the game, it should have a little more swagger in its step.
BHS tennis team picks up second win
COLD SPRING -- The Brainerd Warriors tennis team switched its lineup again, this time resulting in a 5-2 Central Lakes Conference victory over the Rocori Spartans Monday.
Unbeaten Gophers win ugly
MINNEAPOLIS -- For the second straight year, Minnesota played an ugly game against Toledo. But this time, the Golden Gophers won.
MSHSL to revisit volleyball decision
BROOKLYN CENTER (AP) -- Directors of the Minnesota State High School League could reconsider on Monday their decision to move the state volleyball tournament from St. Paul to Rochester.
High school league votes to keep tourneys in Twin Cities
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Nevis High School volleyball coach Janet Golden-Landquist can finally get back to the business of coaching.
Bledsoe passes Bills past Vikings
MINNEAPOLIS -- Though overtime was much kinder to them this time, Drew Bledsoe and the Buffalo Bills would rather not take so long to win one.
Twins toast title
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Just like last winter, the Minnesota Twins had to wait to learn their future.
Alden-Conger def. Le Center, 15-0, 15-5, 16-14
Young players compete for Wild spots
ST. PAUL (AP) -- After picking up a loose puck in front of the net, goaltender Derek Gustafson tried to make a pass to one of his White teammates during a training camp scrimmage Monday. But the puck slipped awkwardly off his stick and an opposing player from the Green team poked it in for a goal.
Brien hits bottom with two missed kicks
MINNEAPOLIS -- Coach Mike Tice told the Minnesota Vikings not to blame kicker Doug Brien for their 45-39 overtime loss to Buffalo.
Vikings hope to get extra points out of Anderson
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Gary Anderson, the NFL's all-time leading scorer, was close to rejoining the Minnesota Vikings a day after their stunning overtime loss to Buffalo in which Doug Brien missed two extra points.
THE TEAM THAT COULD
CLEVELAND -- Rap music shook the walls and beer pooled on Minnesota's clubhouse floor as Torii Hunter plopped down and spun on his back.
Any sports fan who loves an underdog has to be pulling for the Minnesota Twins to advance in Major League Baseball's playoffs.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from the lower 80s east to the mid 90s west.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny with highs from 80 to 85.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs from the upper 70s to mid 80s. Tonight...Partly cloudy north. Increasing clouds with a chance of showers and thunderstorms south late. Lows in the 50s to lower 60s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s... Cooler near lake michigan.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs 75 to 80.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Windy east. A chance of afternoon showers or thundershowers west and central. Highs from the lower 80s east northwest to around 90 south central.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Sunny and warmer. Highs in the mid 70s east to mid 80s west. Tonight...Clear to partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s northeast to the upper 50s southwest.
State forecast for South Dakota
High wind watch wednesday for western south dakota plains...
It's fun to be outside
Weather drawing by Steven Croak of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Back to school
Weather drawing by Fletcher Ryan of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Sunny to mostly sunny. Breezy and warmer. Highs from the lower 80s northeast...To the mid 90s southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny north...Partly sunny south. A chance of showers and thunderstorms late southeast. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.
The Aadzuhman Shrine Club will be calling on all local businesses Wednesday for contributions for the Shriners Hospitals for Children. All contributions are tax-deductible. For more information, contact your local Shriners Club.
Names and faces
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- It's been "Angelina Jolie" on movie billboards, but now it's official.
Memorial Day Committee needs volunteers
The Brainerd Area Memorial Day Committee meeting will be 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the VFW Post in Brainerd.
Names and faces
CHICAGO (AP) -- Nationally syndicated Chicago Tribune columnist Bob Greene resigned after acknowledging he engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with a teenage girl, the newspaper said Sunday.
At summit, North Korea admits past abductions of Japanese by spies
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- In an astonishing concession at a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il confirmed Tuesday that North Korean spies kidnapped Japanese citizens decades ago, and said at least four are still alive.
Yemeni arrested with Ramzi Binalshibh identified as killer of Daniel Pearl
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- An al-Qaida militant arrested with alleged Sept. 11 organizer Ramzi Binalshibh has been identified as one of the killers of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl, a senior police official said Tuesday.
Saudi hints at cooperation in any Iraq attack, but under U.N. umbrella
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Saudi Arabia has turned up the pressure on Baghdad, hinting that it might offer its desert installations as a jump-off base for any U.S. military campaign against Iraq -- as long as such an attack had U.N. sanction.
U.S. dismisses Iraqi promise
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Despite Iraq's promise of unfettered U.N. weapons inspections, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday he will seek a new U.N. Security Council resolution spelling out the steps Iraq needs to take to meet 11-year-old U.N. demands.
Famine threatens more than 14 million in Africa
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- With grain stores dwindling, the scourge of HIV/AIDS decimating an already weakened population and farmers fearing another grim harvest, the food crisis in southern Africa has worsened and now threatens more than 14 million people, United Nations officials announced Monday.
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