Scooters making strides
In case you haven't noticed lately, the world of scooters is moving quickly.
Manual transmission makes Acura more sporty
To some drivers, a true sporty performance car has to have a manual transmission.
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) -- Wednesday hog estimate: 600. Last Wednesday: 427. Year ago Wednesday: 917. Tuesdays actual: 639.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 380, a year ago 257.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 255, a year ago 241.
Twice-baked potatoes add to any meal
It really doesn't matter what you serve for an entree -- an entree served with a rich, creamy, twice-baked potato can make any meal seem like a special occasion.
Tips to can green, yellow beans
Here is some timely advice from the University of Minnesota Extension Service Home Page for preserving your summer harvest.
Variation of peanut butter sandwich is simply appealing
Potato chips add crunch, peanut butter and honey add salty-sweet elements to the combination, and bananas softly blend it all together.
Blend flavor of pears with herbed pork tenderloin for a taste of fall
Bartlett pears in a port-reduction sauce are served with herbed pork tenderloin in this stylish but simple, low-fat entree.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
St. Joseph's Medical Center
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
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.
Survey: Teen smoking in decline
Smoking among teenagers has dropped significantly in the last two years, according to a new survey.
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.
Study: A little dirt may battle child asthma
Pigpen, the "Peanuts" cartoon character who spent his childhood in a swirling cloud of dirt, may have been on to something.
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.
Experimental therapy kills cancer cells using amplified dose of body's own immune cells
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Flooding the body with laboratory-engineered white blood cells shriveled melanoma tumors in a small group of seriously ill patients, leaving some virtually free of the disease, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
Detroit is hit with an epidemic of syphilis; shake-up ordered at state Health Department
DETROIT -- Detroit has been hit with the biggest outbreak of syphilis in the nation -- an epidemic that has led to a shake-up in the state Health Department.
CDC: West Nile virus can survive in blood, probably can be spread by transfusion
ATLANTA (AP) -- West Nile virus can survive in donated blood and can probably be spread by transfusion, federal health officials said Thursday.
Out of body?
A study suggests the oft-reported sensation of leaving the body during a brush with death may have a simple explanation in the body itself.
Children are fastest growing prescription drug segment
NEW YORK (AP) -- When Christy Olson's daughter developed asthma as a toddler 12 years ago, she was reluctant to put her on prescription drugs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
DEERWOOD -- The Deerwood-Bay Lake Senior Citizens Club will meet at noon Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Deerwood American Legion clubrooms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Brainerd School Board will meet 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 in a special session to approve the name of the middle school in Baxter.
Storm causes power outages
A thunderstorm that rolled through the Brainerd area late Wednesday and early today dropped about 0.11 inch of rain and briefly knocked power out to several area homes.
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.
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.
How former Potlatch employees are faring about four months after the mill closing is the subject for an ongoing survey.
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.
Clearing of new Baxter middle school site begins next week
Clearing the brush and trees off the middle school site will begin Monday in Baxter.
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.
Process to kill Aitkin elk to begin
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The 48 elk remaining at a farm near Aitkin where chronic wasting disease was discovered
Penny to visit Brainerd area
Independence Party candidate Tim Penny has planned stops in Baxter, Brainerd, Crosby and Camp Ripley for Thursday and Friday.
Because of incorrect information supplied to The Dispatch, survivors of Alice Mae Baker were omitted from her obituary on Page 5A Monday. They include three sisters, Betty Waller, Clarkfield, Shirley Moody, Baxter, and Edith Arnold, Brainerd; and two brothers, Harry Gottsch, Brainerd, and Steve Gottsch, Nisswa.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded Tuesday to reports of trash can fires in three separate areas of south Brainerd.
Lots of chili
Hundreds of people flocked to the Westgate Mall Wednesday afternoon to taste the chili at the annual United Way Chili Cook-Off. (Dispatch Photo by Nels Norquist)
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.
A bed and breakfast in Pequot Lakes hopes to attract groups interested in activity-based retreats and establish international links. Look for the story in Friday's Housing section.
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.
Shriner's Hospital for Children looking for more patients
The Shriner's Hospital for Children in Minneapolis is looking for more children.
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.
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.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982) - Burlington Northern Railroad Shops in Brainerd will close at 7 a.m. tomorrow pending termination of the employee strike that began Sunday.
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.
Citigroup agrees to pay $215 million to settle deceptive lending practices charges
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Citigroup Inc. agreed to repay customers $215 million to settle federal charges that a company it acquired manipulated people into buying overpriced mortgages and credit insurance.
Armitage: U.S. knew of likelihood of attacks, but didn't know enough specifics
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government was aware of the threat posed by Osama bin Laden before the Sept. 11 attacks, but didn't have enough specific intelligence to stop the attacks, a State Department official told a congressional panel Thursday.
Victims of pedophile priest Geoghan set to accept $10 million
BOSTON -- Alleged victims of the former priest whose conviction set off a worldwide clerical sexual-abuse scandal are expected Thursday to accept a $10 million settlement from the Archdiocese of Boston.
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.
Administration wants to improve system of catching drug dealers, terrorists, money launderers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration will create a task force to improve regulations for catching drug dealers, terrorists and others involved in money laundering, a senior Treasury official said Thursday.
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.
Entrepreneur takes advantage of a Mini phenomenon
PHILADELPHIA -- Eric Savage floors the accelerator, and the light-blue Mini Cooper S quickly pushes 50. He jerks the wheel right, then left, and the car darts from one side of the street to the other. He jams the brakes and the Mini stops -- abruptly.
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.
Jesuit priest, coach accused of raping three young soccer players
BOSTON (AP) -- A Jesuit priest and coach plied three of his young soccer players with beer before challenging them to "aggression drills" -- wrestling matches that were pretexts for rape in the 1970s, prosecutors said Wednesday.
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.
Florida seeks help from Justice Department as it tries to avoid another vote mess
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida has issued a call for help to the U.S. Justice Department as it tries to shake off yet another election fiasco.
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.
Bush backs compromise as Senate struggles with homeland security bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Efforts are intensifying in the Senate to settle a fierce partisan dispute over labor rights that has stalled the bill creating a Homeland Security Department. President Bush sought to give the measure a lift Thursday by publicly announcing his support for a compromise version.
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.
Housing construction down
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of new housing projects that builders undertook fell by 2.2 percent in August to the lowest level in four months, extending a rough patch in the residential construction market.
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.
Terror suspects allegedly went to Afghanistan to meet bin Laden
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Six Lackawanna men heard lectures justifying suicide as a weapon of jihad and decided to travel to Afghanistan to meet al-Qaida chieftain Osama bin Laden, a federal prosecutor said at a bail hearing Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clinton alumni batting .500 in primary elections, face tough races in November
Democratic primary voters have been of two minds this year about candidates who served in the Clinton administration: Half of the dozen who have run for their party's nomination have won, and half have lost.
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.
Bush asks Congress to act now
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush asked Congress Thursday for authority to use military force to disarm and overthrow Iraq's Saddam Hussein, saying the United States will take action on its own if the U.N. Security Council balks.
Prolific actor Gregory dies
James Gregory, the solid character actor known for tough-guy cop roles including Inspector Frank Luger, Hal Linden's superior on television's "Barney Miller," has died. He was 90.
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.
A's hitters rescue Zito, tie Angels
Eric Chavez and the Oakland hitters were more than glad to make up for a rough outing by Barry Zito.
Smiling Irish Notre Dame back in the spotlight for the right reasons
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Irish eyes have reasons to smile again.
NFL injury report
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.
National sports briefs
Suzy Whaley, a teaching golf professional in Connecticu
Bonds delivers, pushes Giants into lead
Given a rare chance to swing away with runners on base, Barry Bonds delivered.
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.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- An angry Herman Edwards is taking on the role of traffic cop.
WALKER -- Tessa Newman, 88, Walker, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at Woodrest Health Care Center in Walker.
AITKIN -- Bill Hermel, 99, Aitkin, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
PINE RIVER -- Isabelle Crosson, 89, Pine River, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Christopher E. Braford
STAPLES -- Christopher Edward Braford, 17, Staples, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Children's Health Care in Minneapolis.
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.
Myrtle E. Olson
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Myrtle E. Olson, 100, Eden Prairie, formerly of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at Methodist Hospital in Minneapolis.
Mary L. Jenkins
CROSBY -- Mary Lorraine Jenkins, 71, Crosby, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
James T. Farley
LAFAYETTE, La. -- James T. Farley, 27, Lafayette, La., formerly of McGregor, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Lafayette.
Mathew 'Matt' Bobick
LITTLE FALLS -- Mathew "Matt" Bobick, 75, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at home.
PINE RIVER -- Gerald Hulke, 46, Pine River, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at home.
Kenneth L. Manlick
LITTLE FALLS -- Kenneth Lyle Manlick, 51, Little Falls, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at home.
WALKER -- Tessie Newman, 89, Walker, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at Woodrest Health Care Center in Walker.
Allan Campbell McColl
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Allan Campbell McColl, 82, Chattanooga, Tenn., died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at his home.
SWANVILLE -- Myrtle Sundquist, 95, Swanville, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
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.
By most tests, a just war
Does President Bush's argument for attacking Iraq meet the traditional standards for starting a just war?
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.
The headline in Wednesday's Star Tribune must have jolted its Minneapolis subscribers: "Cell is suspected here."
Initially wasn't Norm Coleman going to run for governor? Why didn't he? Did someone change his mind? Well, I would like to point out to Mr. Coleman and his Republican follo
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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.
Shaughnessy's taconite idea strikes gold at BIR
Drag racer Ed Shaughnessy had a winning idea recently.
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.
Second West Nile death suspected in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The West Nile virus probably killed another patient in North Dakota, but the virus' spread to horses appears to be slowing, officials said.
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.
Legislators to deal with three issues in special session
ST. PAUL -- Lawmakers returned to the Capitol Thursday, ready to meet in a quick special session to pass a flood-relief measure and change two tax policies.
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.
Eden Prairie resists citywide smoking ban
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The city council decided to ban smoking in publicly-owned areas, such as parks and city buildings, but stopped short of a citywide ban that was opposed by businesses.
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.
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.
Raider winning streak snapped
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- Inconsistency turned into a loss for the Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team Wednesday.
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.
Staples-Motley defeats Crosby-Ironton
CROSBY -- Michelle Honek had 10 kills and six ace blocks to help the Staples-Motley Cardinals to a 15-7, 8-15, 15-9, 15-5 victory over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers Tuesday in Mid-State Conference volleyball.
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.
Hungry Apollo worries Stolski
Following victories over two of the most formidable opponents they will face this season, the unbeaten and eighth-ranked Brainerd Warriors must guard against a setback when they travel to St. Cloud Apollo 7 p.m. Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Staples-Motley swimmers third
STAPLES -- Abby Palmer finished with two victories and two second places to led the Staples-Motley Cardinals to a third-place finish in the Cardinals' quadrangular Tuesday.
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.
Erica puts good practices to use
If practice makes perfect that explains why Erica Campbell has been virtually flawless for the Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team.
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.
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.
When it comes to volleyball, smarter may beat power
Entering this volleyball season, Central Lakes College Raiders outside hitter Lexie Palo had a distinct advantage over most of her teammates: having spent considerable time with Raiders setter Abby Leach.
EDDIE! EDDIE! EDDIE! EDDIE! EDDIE!
DETROIT (AP) -- Nine years later, Eddie Guardado surpassed his mentor.
Radke tames Tigers again
DETROIT (AP) -- Brad Radke wouldn't mind facing the Detroit Tigers every night.
Kelly's return deepens Vikings' offensive line
EDEN PRAIRIE. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings' offensive line won't look as thin as it did the first two weeks of the season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota junior guard Ebba Hemberg, a backup who played in all 30 games and won the team's Hustle Award last season, left the team and dropped out of school to return home to Sweden.
Vikings not down on Daunte
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Minutes after Minnesota had dropped to 0-2, Daunte Culpepper's face was crestfallen again as he talked about letting his Vikings down.
Vikings bring back Anderson
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gary Anderson is a Minnesota Viking again.
Legacy Five to return to town for gospel concert
Concert promoter River of Life Productions -- which over the past decade has helped put Brainerd on the southern gospel map -- is following a well-tested formula for its latest attraction.
Tickets went on sale this week for Grand Casino Mille Lacs' "Classic Country Jamboree," which will feature a pair of Oct. 27 concerts by George "Goober" Lindsey, Jerry Reed, Jeannie C. Riley and other country music stars of the 1960s and 1970s.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra announces concert season dates and locations
The Heartland Symphony Orchestra announces its season of orchestral music for the Little Falls, Brainerd and surrounding area.
Staples Area Men's Chorus seeks members; rehearsal set for Wednesday
STAPLES -- The Staples Area Men's Chorus will recruit members at a rehearsal next week, a chorus spokesman said in a news release.
For week of Sept. 19-25; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
For three decades starting in the 1950s, Jean Shepard's name was synonymous with country music, the kind that made the Grand Ole Opry an American institution.
Two Celtic performance groups to highlight PR-B event
PINE RIVER -- The Celtic Crossroads concert, featuring Northwind Crossing and the McNaughton Irish Step Dancers, is scheduled Sept. 27 at Pine River-Backus High School in Pine River.
Most of state has beautiful fall colors in grasses, wildflowers
In general, most areas of the state now have beautiful shades of fall color in their grasses and wildflowers. Pockets of trees throughout Minnesota are already turning color and displaying orange, red and yellow leaves.
'Garage Sale' CD lands Walker singing duo on Home and Garden Television segment
WALKER -- An area singer will bask in her Warholian "moment of fame" this weekend when Home and Garden Television broadcasts a program dedicated to garage and yard sales.
Pequot performing arts season to include Guthrie Theater, Children's Theatre Co. productions
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes performing arts season promises a wide variety of entertainment options, including visits by two of Minnesota's premiere theatrical companies.
Venezuela is topic of Oct. 3 Cultural Thursday event at Central Lakes College
Gary Payne, a sociology instructor at Central Lakes College, will present a program on Venezuela from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 in Dryden Theatre on the Brainerd campus of CLC.
Plut to speak at AAUW meeting
The American Association of University Women's fall membership meeting will be 6 p.m. Monday at The Crossing, 617 Laurel St., Brainerd.
Northwoods Opry to mark first anniversary with Jean Shepard and Charlie Louvin
PIERZ -- On the eve of Northwoods Opry's first anniversary bash this weekend, one of its founders expressed disappointment in the first-year results.
Children participate in Readers Theatre
GRAND RAPIDS -- The Grand Rapids Players presented "Glaskoop, the Everything Maker, or How Bear Got His Sharp Teeth and Claws, or Why Loon Still Sings His Sad, Sad, Song," written by Roy C. Booth of Bovey, at the monthly Readers Theatre series last week.
A pumpkin flower blooms near Longville.
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.
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.
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.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly cloudy west. Mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles east...With decreasing clouds by afternoon. Breezy in the east. Highs in the 65 to 70 east...With 65 to 75 west.
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory through this afternoon for much of the western plains of south dakota...
Weather drawing by Sierra Kramer of Jan Wilcox's kindergarten class at Lowell school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s.
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.
Out with the dog
Weather drawing by Joshua Hammermeister of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms ending northeast this morning. Partly sunny and breezy northwest. Mostly cloudy southeast. Highs from the upper 60s to middle 70s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Sunny west and central. Breezy with showers ending east in the morning...Then partly sunny. Highs in the low to mid 70s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Wind advisory today western third...
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.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Cloudy. Showers ending west during the morning. A chance of showers and thunderstorms central. Showers and thunderstorms likely east. Highs from the upper 60s to upper 70s.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Alejandro Sanz, who dominated last year's Latin Grammys, swept its major categories on Wednesday night, taking home trophies for album, song, and record of the year.
The Northwoods 4-H club has wrapped up a successful year. They meet at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Crosslake Community Center. Each meeting includes business, a fun activity and a snack. The past year activities hav
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.
German candidate for chancellor says he would block use of bases in unilateral U.S. attack on Iraq
BERLIN (AP) -- Edmund Stoiber, the conservative leader opposing Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in elections this weekend, said Thursday he would bar U.S. forces from using German bases for a unilateral war on Iraq.
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.
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.
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.
Former coup leader killed in Ivory Coast uprising
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP)-- Ivory Coast's former junta leader was killed Thursday after heavily armed forces attacked government and security installations in the commercial capital and other cities in the West African country, police and military officials said.
Six killed, scores wounded in suicide attack on Tel Aviv bus
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- A Palestinian blew himself up on a crowded bus Thursday in downtown Tel Aviv, killing at least five other people and wounding 49. It was the second suicide bombing in two days after a six-week lull.
Lawmakers pass harsh new land seizure laws in Zimbabwe
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Ruling party lawmakers passed new land seizure laws designed to make it easier for the government to seize white-owned farms and give them to landless blacks.
OPEC rejects West's call for more oil output
OSAKA, Japan (AP) -- Rejecting calls from the West to put more oil on the market and give consumers relief on their fuel bills, OPEC decided Thursday to leave output unchanged -- with top producer Saudi Arabia saying current prices are good for buyers and sellers.
Hussein's move undermines U.S. game plan at U.N.
UNITED NATIONS -- The game has begun.
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.
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.
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