Enrollments at community colleges jump as students have to economize
RED BANK, N.J. -- When Jennifer Buono decided where to enroll after high school, she chose little-known Brookdale Community College in central New Jersey over Rutgers University.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimate: 400. Last Monday: 376. Year ago Monday: 373. Friday actual: 196.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 255, a year ago 241.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
St. Joseph's Medical Center
Thanks to an 8.5 to 3.5 victory over Dettbarn, Dondelinger ran away with the second-half crown in the men's Twilight Golf League at Pine Meadows Sept. 12.
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.
Study cites false mammogram readings
WASHINGTON -- Some radiologists report false positive cancer readings in mammogram X-rays almost 16 percent of the time, with younger and more recently trained doctors making more interpretation errors than their more experienced colleagues, a study found.
AIDS skyrocketing in Eastern Europe, report says
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- HIV and AIDS infection rates are skyrocketing in much of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, with young people comprising the majority of new cases, the U.N. Children's Fund warned in a report released Wednesday.
The case of the mysterious artist
Joe Studer was in his attic at his south Brainerd home, digging around the insulation in an attempt to find a place to drill for his rewiring project, when he found something odd tucked underneath the insulation.
Clothes to be focus of Morrison County Historical Society annual dinner
LITTLE FALLS -- The Morrison County Historical Society will present a program called "Threads of Identity" at its annual dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Jason's Restaurant in Little Falls.
Cass supports increasing Kitchigami Library budget
WALKER -- The Cass County Board on Tuesday referred to the budget committee with county board support a proposal to increase the Kitchigami Library revenues from $1,578,602 in 2002 to $1,655,580 in 2003.
CLC Student Senate sponsors bus trip to Twins game
The Student Senate at Central Lakes College in Brainerd has opened to the public any remaining seats on a chartered bus trip to the Sept. 28 professional baseball game in Minneapolis between the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox.
DEERWOOD -- The Deerwood-Bay Lake Senior Citizens Club will meet at noon Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Deerwood American Legion clubrooms.
River homeowners love and hate tall dikes
EAST GRAND FORKS (AP) -- JoAnne Whicker knew the new dike behind her home was going to be big. She didn't realize just how big.
Education Fair to feature 100 organizations at CLC in Brainerd
Central Lakes College in Brainerd will be the site for the annual Education Fair from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 30. Representatives from 100 colleges, universities and the military will be in the campus gymnasium with information about their organizations.
Call help lines for information on flood cleanup
After the heavy rains of the past few weeks, people may find themselves spending more time in their basements than planned.
Cass to continue renting space at Ah-Gwah-Ching for Family Safety Network
WALKER -- The Cass County Capital Improvement Committee recommended and the county board approved paying an additional $2,080.86 to continue leasing space at Ah-Gwah-Ching from the state for the Family Safety Network through 2002.
Cass to work with northern counties on regional jail
WALKER -- The Beltrami County Board sent a letter to Cass County, expressing strong interest in discussing the feasibility of a regional jail to meet needs in these two counties, Hubbard and Itasca.
Forest Service burns 2,500 acres on Canadian border
GRAND MARAIS (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service on Monday conducted a controlled burn of nearly 2,500 acres near Gunflint Lake on the Minnesota-Canadian border.
CLC to host Engineering Day in Brainerd for high school students
Some of Minnesota's top engineering professors and professionals will present information on careers Oct. 3 during the third Engineering Day at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Apples offer many qualities
Chomping into a fresh apple is a seasonal treat that is hard to beat. On average, a person consumes 120 apples or 40 pounds of apples each year. Apples are a great source of folic acid and a moderate source of several other nutrients.
Students are changing the landscape
Some students at Central Lakes College in Brainerd don't have to wait long to get their hands dirty. It's "hands-on" from the first day in the Deck, Patio and Pond Construction class.
Cass to proceed with plans to rebuild CSAH 50 and 71
WALKER -- The Cass County Board on Tuesday authorized the highway department to proceed with construction plans for new designs to rebuild County State Aid Highways 50 and 71 (Upper Ten Mile Lake Road).
State Lace Society plans public demonstration Sept. 29 in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Lace Society will hold a public tea party and lace making demonstration from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Textile Center of Minnesota, 3000 University Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, to recognize the organization's 25th anniversary.
Warm, sunny days keep crops on schedule
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Hot weather and locally heavy storms gave way to seasonably warm, mostly sunny days and generally kept crop development and fieldwork on schedule last week, the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service said.
Cass Social Services expenditures in line for this time of year
WALKER -- Cass County Social Services expenditures are as projected in the budget after 67 percent of the year, despite the fact out-of-home child placements are running over budget.
Use conservation tillage system to reduce soil loss
Some of our sky-blue water turned brown during the past two growing seasons. Fueled by heavy rains over much of the southern part of the state, soil loss has been substantial. Most crop growers clearly understand the importance of keeping the highly fertile topsoil on the landscape.
Baxter clears way for new school
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council Tuesday approved a conditional use permit for the construction of a middle school in south Baxter.
Zoning change request ignites protest
Residents again are protesting a proposal to rezone property on Wise Road to general business.
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.
Preliminary levy for 2003 set by county board
The Crow Wing County Board set the preliminary 2003 levy Monday at $19,453,512.
Penny to visit Brainerd area
Independence Party candidate Tim Penny has planned stops in Baxter, Brainerd, Crosby and Camp Ripley for Thursday and Friday.
Horses at risk from West Nile
The Minnesota Department of Health regularly updates West Nile Virus cases on its Web site.
A singing duo from Walker will appear on Home and Garden TV's broadcast Sunday because of their "Garage Sale" CD. Look for the story Thursday in Tempo.
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.
A Page 1A headline in Monday's Dispatch incorrectly reported where Angie Fiedler works.
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.
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.
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.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded Tuesday to reports of trash can fires in three separate areas of south Brainerd.
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.
Cass continues discussion of combined zoning ordinance
WALKER -- Several people offered additional comments on the proposed combined Cass County Zoning Ordinance Tuesday, so the county board set a third reading of the ordinance for 11 a.m. Oct. 15 at the Walker courthouse.
Drill alerts police, hospital staff
Brainerd police officers and St. Joseph's Medical Center staff members responded today to a report of a baby missing from the hospital.
More members added to county park board
Two more residents were appointed to the Crow Wing County Parks Advisory Commission.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 18 - 100 years ago (1902) - No bit of news has reached Brainerd for some time that pleased the people mopre than that regarding the new pulp and paper mill which will be established here.
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.
County board facing tough budget decisions
The Crow Wing County Board has some work to do before it finalizes its 2003 budget. It will have to cut $6,393,446 in budget requests or will have to dig out of its reserves.
Variance denied for garage
A Brainerd resident who built his garage on the city's right of way was denied a variance Monday night.
United Way event
Tom Hughes (left) and Katie Dotzler, Deerwood Bank employees, added their secret spices into their chili at the United Way annual Chili Cook-Off event this morning at the Westgate Mall in Brainerd. The event benefits the Crow Wing County United Way and the many area organizations it supports.
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.
Paddling into the sunset
Members of the Lakes Area Kayak Club paddled across Lower Cullen Lake Tuesday night. The club paddles a different lake each week during the open water season.
Heated Baxter debate follows vote delaying street project
BAXTER -- The Inglewood Drive/Clearwater Road street and utility improvement project is being put on hold, which triggered a heated debate between three residents.
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.
Rumsfeld: Congress must act on Iraq
WASHINGTON -- Congress must authorize the use of military force against Iraq before the U.N. Security Council votes on the issue, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told Congress Wednesday.
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.
Parents warned against trivializing marijuana dangers
WASHINGTON -- The nation's drug policy director warned parents Tuesday against trivializing the dangers of marijuana to their kids, warning them that more teens are addicted to pot than to alcohol or to all other illegal drugs combined.
Genealogists: Bush, Churchill, Diana related
LONDON (AP) -- President Bush, Princess Diana and Winston Churchill are distant relatives whose ancestry can be traced back to a 15th century English squire, genealogists say.
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.
21 West Nile deaths reported in Illinois in country's worst outbreak
CHICAGO -- Bob Meisenheimer liked to sit in his back yard with friends on sultry summer nights, wearing a T-shirt and trying to solve the world's problems. The one that killed him -- West Nile virus -- has authorities scrambling for answers.
Report says California's blackouts could have been avoided
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Nearly all the blackouts that swept California during the state's energy crisis could have been avoided, according to a report that accuses power generators of holding out electricity when the state needed it most.
Congressional panel explores what agencies knew before Sept. 11 attacks
WASHINGTON -- An intelligence briefing two months before the Sept. 11 attack warned that Osama bin Laden would launch a spectacular terrorist attack against U.S. or Israeli interests, congressional investigators said Wednesday.
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.
Hershey corp. no longer for sale
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) -- Hershey Foods Corp. has been removed from the auction block by the charitable trust that controls the company, ending weeks of heated political opposition and legal wrangling over the fate of the nation's largest candy maker.
Mourners remembered Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas as a "tough as nails" kid who became one of the greatest players in NFL history.
Agriculture secretary Veneman discloses early form of breast cancer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said Wednesday she has an early, treatable form of breast cancer and plans to begin treatment this week.
Parents charged in death of girl forced to drink water said she had 'sneaking' problem
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A couple charged with killing their adopted daughter by forcing her to drink large amounts of water said Wednesday they were treating her "severe problems of sneaking and lying" with rules to promote family bonding.
White House, GOP urge Democrats to end delay on homeland security bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate debate over the proposed Homeland Security Department is in its third week with no end in sight, leading the White House and congressional Republicans to step up pressure on Democrats for action.
Terror cell suspects face detention hearing; ringleader likely free in Yemen
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- While six suspected members of an al-Qaida-trained terror cell remain in custody in upstate New York, their alleged ringleader is likely free in Yemen, investigators said.
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.
Hershey Foods trust decides sale of candy maker not such a sweet deal after all
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) -- Hershey Foods Corp. was removed from the auction block by the charitable trust that controls it, ending weeks of heated political opposition and legal wrangling over the nation's largest candy maker.
O'Brien wins Democratic gubernatorial nod in Massachusetts
BOSTON (AP) -- State Treasurer Shannon O'Brien easily beat a former U.S. Labor secretary and two state politicians in the Democratic primary for governor to take on former Olympics chief Mitt Romney in November.
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.
Reno concedes race to McBride
MIAMI (AP) -- One week after Florida's botched gubernatorial primary, Janet Reno conceded the Democratic nomination to political newcomer Bill McBride after the former attorney general's bid to unseat Gov. Jeb Bush fell short by less than 5,000 votes.
McDonald's tries again to fix sales flat
America's iconic fast-food restaurant has long lived by the numbers -- of hamburgers served, of restaurants opened here and abroad. But now McDonald's Corp. sees its numbers going the wrong way and Tuesday vowed, yet again, to fix what's broken.
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.
National sports briefs
A week after trading for Mateen Cleaves, the Cleveland Cavaliers sent the point guard back to Sacramento after he failed his physical.
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.
Dodgers tie Giants
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's football season, so Brian Jordan is playing good baseball.
Bonds delivers, pushes Giants into lead
Given a rare chance to swing away with runners on base, Barry Bonds delivered.
Ewing ready to retire
NEW YORK -- Patrick Ewing kept ducking his head back into his farewell news conference, thanking the people who played with him, the people who worked with him and even the people who wrote about him. He lingered in the hallway, shaking hands, swapping war stories and catching up with friends he hadn't seen in years.
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:
Beulah Garvey Frederick
FREMONT, Calif. -- Beulah Garvey Frederick, 83, Fremont, Calif., formerly of Brainerd, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at Fremont Healthcare Center in Fremont, Calif.
LITTLE FALLS -- Kenneth Manlick, 51, Little Falls, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Pine Grove Manor in Little Falls.
Mary L. Jenkins
CROSBY -- Mary Lorraine Jenkins, 71, Crosby, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Christopher E. Braford
STAPLES -- Christopher Edward Braford, 17, Staples, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Children's Health Care in Minneapolis.
LITTLE FALLS -- Matt Bobick, 75, Little Falls, died today, Sept. 17, 2002, at home.
SWANVILLE -- Myrtle Sundquist, 95, Swanville, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
ST. PAUL -- LeRoy Gakin, 73, St. Paul, formerly of Brainerd, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002.
PINE RIVER -- Isabelle Crosson, 89, Pine River, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
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.
Kenneth L. Manlick
LITTLE FALLS -- Kenneth Lyle Manlick, 51, Little Falls, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at home.
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.
WALKER -- Tessa Newman, 88, Walker, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at Woodrest Health Care Center in Walker.
Mary L. Jenkins
CROSBY -- Mary Lorraine Jenkins, 71, Crosby, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Mathew 'Matt' Bobick
LITTLE FALLS -- Mathew "Matt" Bobick, 75, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at home.
Senior Federal Reserve official William J. McDonough's denunciation of exorbitant executive compensation at a Sept. 11 memorial service on Wall Street must have come as a jolt to his audience.
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.
1991: When Hussein was ours to take
Americans look ahead anxiously toward Baghdad. I can't help but think back angrily. It's an old habit, a grudge I carry with me from Vietnam.
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.
NDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Michael Andretti will leave CART and join the Indy Racing League with Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan as his teammates for the 2003 season.
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.
Penny says he's offering more budget specifics than opponents
MINNEAPOLIS -- Tim Penny says if he's elected governor, he'd balance a predicted deficit with a mix of about two-thirds spending cuts and one-third revenue hikes, roughly the formula Gov. Jesse Ventura suggested for the last deficit.
The Sierra Club's Minnesota chapter endorsed Democrat Roger Moe for governor Tuesday, passing over Green Party candidate Ken Pentel.
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.
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.
Two polls have Wellstone, Coleman in very tight race
ST. PAUL (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone and challenger Norm Coleman remain in a very tight race for the Senate with seven weeks until the election, according to separate polls released Wednesday.
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.
FBI looking in Minneapolis for al-Qaida
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The FBI is monitoring suspected terror cells in Minneapolis and several other U.S. cities, based partly on U.S. intelligence and information from al-Qaida members in custody, a terrorism expert said Tuesday.
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.
Dogs to be used to help find bear
MILACA (AP) -- State conservation officials will use hound dogs Wednesday to help find a black bear that attacked a wildlife researcher earlier this week.
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.
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.
Roberts, Grunewald finish third at DL
DETROIT LAKES -- Jenna Roberts and Justin Grunewald both finished third individually and led the Brainerd Warriors cross country teams to a third and fifth place finish at the Detroit Lakes Invitational Tuesday.
Wadena-Deer Creek Girls finish second
GLENWOOD -- Avery Buresh led the Wadena-Deer Creek girls' to a second place finish at the Minnewaska Invitational Tuesday.
Brainerd, Sartell play to 0-0 stalemate
SARTELL --Brainerd Warrior goalie Joe Phelps stopped all 14 shots he faced as did Sartell Sabre goalie Trevor Donovan as the two teams played to a nil-nil score in Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer Tuesday.
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.
Warriors keep on rolling to victory
After last weekend's three-win performance at the Crosby-Ironton tournament, the Brainerd Warriors volleyball team brought a little momentum into Tuesday night's clash with the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles.
COLLEGEVILLE -- St. John's pounded Hamline 56-0 in MIAC football 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
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.
Cardinals end Warrior tennis victory streak
ALEXANDRIA -- In a tight match, Katie Watland defeated Katy Kiger 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 to earn the Brainerd Warriors only victory as they fell to the Alexandria Cardinals 6-1 in Central Lakes Conference tennis Tuesday.
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.
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.
Pequot Lakes still perfect in Mid-State tennis
PEQUOT LAKES -- Ashley Meschke improved to 20-2 this season with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles and Val Meschke improved to 21-2 with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles as the Pequot Lakes Patriots remained perfect in the Mid-State Conference with a 5-2 victory over Park Rapids Tuesday.
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.
Local sports shorts
A 250-family sale and bake sale, sponsored by the Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at Brainerd Area Civic Center.
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.
Warriors JV volleyball wins
Kilah Berry led the Brainerd JV volleyball team to a 16-14, 15-17, 15-4 victory over St. Cloud Apollo. Berry had 10 set assists and six kills while teammate Mandy Ramey added one ace serve and five kills.
Area grid standings
Section 8, Class 5A
Little Falls gets first win in girls' soccer
BELLE PRAIRIE -- Andrea Ploof and Naomi Stumpf scored goals in the second half and Holly Hoheisel stopped 20 Alexandria Cardinal shots to give the Little Falls Flyers a 2-1 Central Lakes Conference victory its first of the season.
Tigers stay hot, beat Wolverines
WADENA -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers cruised to a 15-11, 15-8, 15-6 victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines behind Erica Richards' seven kills and Chelsea Schwegel's four kills and two blocks.
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
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.
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.
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.
Radke tames Tigers again
DETROIT (AP) -- Brad Radke wouldn't mind facing the Detroit Tigers every night.
Vikings bring back Anderson
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gary Anderson is a Minnesota Viking again.
Alden-Conger def. Le Center, 15-0, 15-5, 16-14
Mothers with children ages 0-6 are invited to meet other moms, relax over refreshments, exercise their creativity through a craft and hear speakers while their children are being cared for in a program designed for their child's age level.
Internet helps Hackensack man sell handcrafted chairs
HACKENSACK (AP) -- Robert Dillon grew up in suburban Massachusetts but spent summers at a family cabin in Maine, where time seemed to pass in rhythm with the coursing of his blood.
A pumpkin flower blooms near Longville.
Scenic byway may be extended six miles into Pine River
The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway route currently covers 48 miles of northern Crow Wing County roads, winding in a double loop formation around two lake chains and several smaller, individual lakes.
Candlelight, Cider Tour set at Crosslake Historic Log Village
CROSSLAKE -- The Crosslake Area Historical Society will close the Historic Log Village on Saturday with its annual Candlelight and Cider Tour.
State forecast for North Dakota
Wind advisory today western third...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms this morning. A chance of thunderstorms again this afternoon...Some of which may be severe. Highs in the upper 70s north to mid 80s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s... Cooler near lake michigan.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms west. A chance of showers and thunderstorms east. Highs from the upper 60s northeast to mid 70s southwest. Tonight...Showers and thunderstorms likely north and west. A chance of showers and thunderstorms east. Lows from the lower 50s to lower 60s.
It's fun to be outside
Weather drawing by Steven Croak of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Weather drawing by Sierra Kramer of Jan Wilcox's kindergarten class at Lowell school.
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.
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.
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory through this afternoon for much of the western plains of south dakota...
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.
State forecast for South Dakota
High wind watch wednesday for western south dakota plains...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s.
Names and faces
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- It's been "Angelina Jolie" on movie billboards, but now it's official.
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
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Singer-actor Billy Ray Cyrus wants to move his "Doc" TV show from Toronto to Nashville so he can spend more time with his family.
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.
U.S. readies troops for al-Qaida hunt with eye toward Yemen
WASHINGTON -- U.S. special forces and the CIA are preparing to move against al-Qaida elements believed hiding in the region around the Horn of Africa, possibly sending troops to capture fighters in Osama bin Laden's ancestral homeland of Yemen, officials said Wednesday.
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.
Hussein's move undermines U.S. game plan at U.N.
UNITED NATIONS -- The game has begun.
Suicide bomber injures three in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A suicide bomber blew himself up at a bus stop in northern Israel on Wednesday, also wounding at least three people, police and TV reports said.
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.
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.
U.N. appears approaching Iraq standoff
UNITED NATIONS -- A divided U.N. Security Council appeared to be heading for a standoff over a new ultimatum to Iraq, with the United States stepping up preparations for war even as weapons inspectors planned their return to Baghdad.
French World War II war criminal Papon goes free
PARIS (AP) -- Wartime collaborator Maurice Papon, convicted of sending French Jews to Nazi death camps, was released from prison Wednesday after a court ruled he was too old and sick to serve out his 10-year sentence.
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.
Study says ozone hole to close itself
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Chlorine-based chemical levels in the atmosphere are falling, and the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica should close within 50 years, according to an Australian government-funded study.
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