Vehicle sales plunge 40 percent after terrorist attacks
Sales of new and used cars and trucks plunged as much as 40 percent in the days immediately after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but the pace began picking up over the weekend and many economists say sales should return to near normal levels by late this year.
2002 Chevrolet Corvette even more special
Already a very special sports car in the hearts of Americans, the Chevrolet Corvette becomes even more so for 2002.
Low mileage not only thing rare about his 1965 Marlin
An oil change and a lube job was all it took for Richard Schlinger to bring home his car, a 1965 American Motors Corporation Rambler Marlin, after it had sat in storage for 11 years.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 1,050.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 241, a year ago 148.
Portobello sandwiches quick, tasty
Portobello sandwiches take less than half an hour to prepare, but with their substantial ingredients, including mushrooms, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and other vegetables, they make a nutritious and filling hot meal.
Combine beef, beer, beans for chili that's low in cholesterol, saturated fat, sodium
This chili recipe makes a strong statement with beef, beans and beer. It is sparked with jalapeno and cumin, and is rich in basic tomatoes and onions.
Trim calories but keep delicious taste
More and more people are becoming health conscious and are counting their calories, fat and fiber grams in preparing meals, including me.
On Page 2 in The Dispatch's Senior Class special section on Sept. 18, a list of diner's club program participants changed since the news release was written.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a house fire Wednesday at a northeast Brainerd home.
St. Joseph's Medical Center
Despite leading the entire second half of the season, the Bodyworks fell in the final week to Wells Fargo in the men's twilight golf league at Pine Meadows Sept. 13.
Washington expects to keep working on education reform bill
When terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and Pentagon, President Bush was in Florida, reading to school children.
Gov. Jesse Ventura misses golf event as bad weather grounds his plane for Lutsen event
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The guest of honor was conspicuously absent from his own golf outing in northern Minnesota on Wednesday.
Bush administration seeks shift in farm spending from crop supports to conservation, research
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration, departing from traditional GOP policy, said Wednesday the government was pouring too much money into supporting big grain and cotton farms and should spend more on conservation, food safety and other programs that provide broader benefits to the country.
Bush seeks support from world leaders
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush urged world leaders Wednesday to aid the United States openly or even secretly in a campaign against terrorism and those responsible for last week's attacks in New York and Washington.
Ventura: military action must extend beyond bin Laden
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura said Wednesday he thinks U.S.-led military action against terrorism must extend beyond the apprehension of suspect Osama bin Laden.
Seattle mayor ousted in primary
SEATTLE (AP) -- Mayor Paul Schell, whose four years in office were tarnished by riots and the departure of Boeing's headquarters for Chicago, fell short in his bid for a second term with a third-place finish in the mayoral primary.
Greenspan urges go-slow approach on new economic stimulus package
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is urging Congress to take a go-slow approach before enacting a massive stimulus package to deal with the economic fallout from last week's terrorist attacks.
Bush plans address to unite Americans for a long battle
WASHINGTON -- As President Bush prepared to address Congress today, the Army's civilian leader said the military was bracing for "sustained land combat operations."
Bachelor farmer buys closed school to save it for town
SIOUX VALLEY (AP) -- Bachelor farmer Eldon Kazemba couldn't stand to see the closing and possible demolition of the school where he went to classes, gave a graduation speech and found that "you're just like family."
Sewer proposals to be aired Oct. 8
WALKER -- Public comment will be received at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Walker School cafeteria on three community sewer alternate proposals for the Y junction area of Highways 371 and 200.
144 golfers fund CLC scholarships
BAXTER -- The third annual Grand Elbows No. 1 Scholarship Golf Tournament at Pine Meadows in Baxter attracted 144 golfers from a dozen area communities who played on 36 teams in a benefit for student scholarships at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Camp Ripley hosts open house
Kasie Rasinski of Fort Ripley seemed in awe of one of the Bradley Fighting Vehicles as it rolled by during an open house at Camp Ripley. The passengers had to wear bicycle helmets.
Cass looks at making recorder's office, auditor-treasurer's office appointed rather than elected
WALKER -- The Cass County Board voted Tuesday to accept special state legislation empowering the current board or a future county board to make the recorder's office and the auditor-treasurer office appointed rather than elected.
Students publish newspaper at CLC
Students at Central Lakes College have published their first edition of the student newspaper, Westbank Journal, for free distribution on the campuses in Brainerd and Staples.
Cass jail running over recommended capacity
WALKER -- The Cass County Jail has been at 90.88 percent of capacity in August.
Garrison Lions to host meeting
BAXTER -- The Garrison Lions will host a Zone 1 meeting Tuesday at Paul Bunyan Sports Bar and Grill in Baxter. Registration and social hour will begin at 7 p.m., with dinner at 7:30 p.m. and the meeting following.
An Infant Roundup will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Early Childhood Center at the East Brainerd Mall.
Cass accepts low bid to rebuild CSAH 4 by Boy River
WALKER -- Rajala Construction of Cohasset was the low bidder to rebuild County State Aid Highway 4 by Boy River for $1,079,703.98.
Pequot teen earns role in Children's Theatre Co. play in Minneapolis
PEQUOT LAKES -- She's been taking singing lessons since she was 4 and appeared in her first theater production when she was 5.
Colors for all seasons
The Horticulture and Natural Resources programs at Central Lakes College have combined talents over the last two years to build and maintain a two-pool water garden surrounded by colors for all seasons.
With or without fire, BWCA forest is changing
ST. PAUL -- Planes, a helicopter and teams of the nation's top forest firefighters are ready.
Cass looks at plan for new garbage processing building
WALKER -- The Cass County Board on Tuesday referred back to architects and the board's capital improvement committee a construction plan for a new garbage processing building estimated to cost $886,800.
Cass County human services budget remains on track so far
WALKER --The Cass County Human Services 2001 budget is running as projected, despite the fact the county share of out-of-home child-care placements was 10 percent over budget at the end of August.
Paul C. Findorff Athletic Complex
Complex Wayne Altrichter (left) and Myron Stevens of the Central Lakes College Buildings and Grounds department installed the new sign identifying the new name of facilities on College Drive.
Cass hears about its local sanitarian program
WALKER -- Food and lodging businesses would pay between 88 and 275 percent more for inspection fees if Cass County did not have a county sanitarian, said Craig Gilbertson, sanitarian and deputy environmental services director.
Love of outdoors led to 36-year career
LITTLE FALLS -- It's hard to imagine when you observe the 19-person DNR operation in Little Falls that it all began in 1966 in a small office above Bank Square.
Employee turnover in Cass human services department questioned
By MONICA LUNDQUIST
Cass County Board condemns attacks
WALKER -- The Cass County Board adopted a resolution Tuesday condemning the terrorist action Sept. 11, supporting President George W. Bush and the national security team and recommending county residents support relief efforts by donating blood.
The Brainerd Transportation Committee will meet 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-With "shirt sleeves rolled up and red pencils in hand," Crow Wing County commissioners began scrutinizing ways of cutting costs in order to stay within a 6 percent levy increase for 1982.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Commercial fishermen from Winona are at work in the Mississippi River from French Rapids to Riverton, netting and removing large buffalo fish. Buffalo fish average 15 pounds, with some of the larger ones running to 40 pounds.
Blood donors answer call
Blood donors have signed up in droves to bolster the nation's blood supply since last week's terrorist attacks against the United States.
Crow Wing sheriff
Districts will seek higher tax levies
More than half of Minnesota's school districts will hold excess levy referendums in November to seek additional money from property taxpayers.
Fridley man gets 8-year term in Aitkin manslaughter case in brother's death
AITKIN -- A 45-year-old Fridley man who pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the death of his brother, was sentenced to more than eight years in prison Tuesday.
Crow Wing Power gets United Way off to good start; chili cook-off winners listed
More than 1,500 people sampled chili from 51 teams Wednesday at Westgate Mall for the United Way chili cook-off.
Baxer works on Kentwood Drive flooding problem
BAXTER -- The city of Baxter is working to fix problems caused by flooding in 2000, and consequent work done to fix that problem, on Kentwood Drive.
See you at the pole
Brainerd High School students gathered at the school flagpole Wednesday to pray as part of the annual "See you at the Pole" prayer service. In reaction to last week's terrorist attacks, many of the prayers were directed toward the families of those killed or injured.
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- He died a hero.
Inglewood Drive residents protest Baxter project
BAXTER -- Residents of Inglewood Drive met in force at the Baxter City Council meeting Tuesday to protest the city's planned street and utilities project.
Layoffs at NWA could sap jobless fund
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A mass layoff by Northwest Airlines could drain a state fund aimed at providing career services and job training for dislocated workers, officials fear.
Delayed takeoff may have saved lives on ground
WASHINGTON -- A flight delay in Newark, N.J., may have helped save lives on the ground -- and landmarks in the nation's capital -- during last week's terrorist attacks.
U.S. trade deficit narrows
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's trade deficit narrowed slightly to $28
Forces ordered to Persian Gulf
WASHINGTON -- President Bush ordered U.S. warplanes to begin moving to bases in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday as a prelude to what the administration says will be a long and difficult war against terrorism.
Explaining the Taliban
What sort of government is harboring suspected terrorist leader Osama bin Laden?
Experts see signs of mental distress as nation grieves
PHOENIX -- She's been cornered in the office elevator by perfect strangers who know only that she is a counselor. "I'm feeling a little down," they begin, and Marlene Shiple does what she can to help.
Like terror network, bin Laden's money trail reaches around the globe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As recently as seven months ago, U.S. authorities detailed in open court an extensive network of companies and bank accounts established by Osama bin Laden and his terror group -- enterprises as diverse as road construction and peanut farming.
Yates not yet competent for trial
HOUSTON -- A psychologist testified that a woman accused of drowning her five children is not yet competent to stand trial, citing the woman's belief that she should die in order to destroy herself and Satan.
'Worse than I thought'
NEW YORK -- The terrorist attack on the World Trade Center was targeted at the United States, but it also is likely to have killed citizens from more than 60 nations.
Developments related to last week's terrorist attacks.
Boeing plans to cut as many as 30,000 jobs
Boeing Co. said Tuesday it has plans to slash as many as 30,000 jobs by the end of next year, the most potent economic shock to a single U.S. corporation resulting from last week's terrorist attacks.
Misinformation, urban legends spread
NEW YORK (AP) -- Did you hear about the police officer who miraculously "surfed" debris down a collapsing World Trade Center tower? How about Satan's face revealed in smoke billowing from the doomed buildings?
Nation remains unprepared to thwart terror attacks
WASHINGTON -- As America recovers from last week's terrorist devastation, there's this to ponder: "We are not prepared for the next attack," says former Sen. Gary Hart. "That's all I can say, and I'll keep on saying it."
Tugboat owner sued over Texas barge accident that caused deadly bridge collapse
PORT ISABEL, Texas -- Texas Attorney General John Cornyn filed a lawsuit against the owners of a tugboat that pushed barges into a South Padre Island causeway, causing the bridge to collapse.
Flight attendant's call detailed events leading to crash
WASHINGTON -- A chilling telephone call from a flight attendant aboard American Airlines Flight 11 details for the first time the frantic, violent path of the doomed airliner as hijackers slit the throat of a passenger and stormed the cockpit.
Foiling U.S. technology, bin Laden relies on little technology to communicate
WASHINGTON -- Despite warnings from top government officials that terrorists would use exotic technology to communicate, suspected terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden instead has used "no-tech" methods, foiling efforts to track him, former U.S. intelligence officials said.
Army ready for full-scale combat on land
WASHINGTON -- The Army is ready to conduct "sustained land combat operations" as part of President Bush's promised war against terrorism, the Army's top civilian official said Thursday.
OUR TROUBLED SKIES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Minnesota congressional delegation members support a proposed $17.5 billion aid package for the nation's airlines, but Democrat Collin Peterson said he wants assurances Northwest Airlines will be more responsive to community needs.
Airline layoffs climb to 70,000
NEW YORK -- The avalanche of U.S. airline job cuts has more than doubled to 70,000 as carriers, hit by airport shutdowns and dwindling demand, slash payrolls in anticipation of multibillion-dollar losses.
Some think large cattle auction numbers may be tied to attacks
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- The 6,300 slaughter cattle that moved through the auction at the Sioux Falls Stock Yards on Wednesday were twice last week's slaughter sale total and double that of a year ago.
Guiliani: Search for survivors will not end
NEW YORK -- Though weeks will pass, searchers will keep looking for survivors in the wreckage of the World Trade Center, New York's mayor said Thursday. But he conceded that some victims may never be found.
U.S. using carrot and sticks approach to line up nations for anti-terrorism struggle
WASHINGTON -- The United States is ready to reward friends and punish nations that don't sign up for a fierce new war on terrorism. Some countries will be lured to help with tasty carrots, others pummeled with hard sticks.
Watch list didn't get to airline
WASHINGTON -- Federal law enforcement authorities did not notify American Airlines that two men with links to terrorist Osama bin Laden were on a "watch list" before they helped hijack a flight from Dulles International Airport last week, according to individuals with direct knowledge of the matter.
Housing construction plunges
WASHINGTON -- New housing construction plunged in August by the largest amount in 17 months as the slumping economy made builders and prospective home buyers more cautious.
Stocks fall again but Dow stages partial recovery from 423-point plunge
NEW YORK -- Economic fallout from last week's terrorist attacks sent stocks spiraling for the second time in three days Wednesday. Only a late burst of buying saved the Dow Jones industrials from their worst three-day point loss ever.
Officials were told of 'major assault' plans
WASHINGTON -- FBI and CIA officials were advised in August that as many as 200 terrorists were slipping into this country and planning "a major assault on the United States," a high-ranking law enforcement official said Wednesday.
Wisconsin task force recommends innovation for agriculture to survive
MADISON, Wis. -- Farmers and food processors in Wisconsin need tax exemptions to modernize their operations and the state should put more money into agriculture research to ensure survival for the industry, according to a report.
Stocks drop sharply again
NEW YORK -- Stocks fell sharply Thursday -- the third steep decline in four sessions -- on fears of severe economic repercussions following last week's terrorist attacks. The Dow was off more than 250.
Middle Eastern man on FBI's list captured near Chicago
CHICAGO -- A Middle Eastern man on the FBI list of people wanted for questioning in the terrorism investigation was captured outside Chicago, the FBI said Thursday.
Ashcroft: More than four planes may have been intended for hijack
WASHINGTON -- The federal investigation into the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington widened Tuesday to include the possibility that more than four airplanes were to have been hijacked.
Terrorist attacks lead to muted celebrations
The terrorist attacks that shut down the sports world last week muted its celebrations.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- While the first funerals were being scheduled after the deaths of eight Wyoming runners in a head-on collision, a fellow student was accused of causing the crash because he was driving drunk.
Mariners move close to clinching AL West
The sellout crowd at Safeco Field got a chance to pay tribute. Now, Seattle fans hope to cheer the Mariners to a title.
NFL to play 16 games, still mulling schedule changes
NEW YORK -- Imagine a doubleheader at the New Orleans Superdome on what was supposed to be Super Bowl Sunday -- both conference championships in one stadium in one day.
Elsie M. Ahlbrecht
STAPLES -- Elsie Mae Ahlbrecht, 84, Staples, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Donald E. Kelzenberg
BUCKMAN -- Donald Erwin Kelzenberg, 73, Buckman, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at Pierz Villa of cancer.
Lillian B. Aagard
STAPLES -- Lillian Belle Aagard, 92, Staples, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Emerson W. Britton
CROSBY -- Emerson Warren Britton, 90, Crosby, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Isidore 'Pik' Pikula
Isidore "Pik" Pikula, 81, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Lando F. Bohnsack
DEERWOOD -- Lando Fred Bohnsack, 86, Deerwood, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Geraldine Mitchell, 64, Minneapolis, formerly of Onamia, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at home.
ROCHESTER -- Isidore Pikula, Rochester, formerly of Brainerd, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
CROSSLAKE -- Robert Berglund, 72, Crosslake, died today, Sept. 19, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
James C. Loven
James C. Loven, 37, Brainerd, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at home.
Robert N. Berglund
CROSSLAKE -- Robert N. Berglund, 72, Crosslake, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Mark M. Tschida
PIERZ -- Mark Mitchell Tschida, 17, son of Morrison County Sheriff Paul Tschida and his wife, Lila, Pierz, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Buh Township.
The Dispatch's editorial views
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Prepare to 'go home'
Today is such a beautiful day and I'm spending it in a cemeter
Working for the state or federal government is the biggest "gold bricking" job in the U.S.A.
A letter from Russia
(Editor's note: Herb and Lois Thiesse of rural Brainerd received the following letter from friends he met when visiting the former Soviet Union in 1992.)
After the Sept. 11 hijackings that shook America, national security concerns that were on the backburner suddenly stepped front and center in the national psyche.
The airline bailout
The Dow Jones industrial average Monday recorded its largest point drop ever, and that sounds alarming. But, measured in percentage terms, the Dow's collapse on Black Monday in October 1987 was three times bigger; and the broader S&P 500 index recorded a decline Monday of less than 5 percent. Of course, it's possible that nastier falls await. But for the moment the main cause for alarm lies not the in level of the overall market but in the state of the airlines.
Open Forums welcomed
The Dispatch encourages readers to contribute to the Open Forum.
A defining moment
The events of the past week may very well turn out to be a defining moment for this generation. Jus
They bet against America
A stranger walked through my neighborhood and planted American flags in the yards of every house on my block. The feeling o
NASCAR forced to ban coolers
Dale Earnhardt Jr. can understand the importance of having a cooler at a race track. On his way to watch a late model race with some friends a few years back, he learned that alcohol wasn't allowed.
Initiative Foundation awards grants, seeks projects
LITTLE FALLS -- The Initiative Foundation announced grant awards.
Gulf War opponent Wellstone supports military strikes at terrorists
DULUTH (AP) -- Sen. Paul Wellstone opposed the Persian Gulf War in his first speech on the Senate floor almost 11 years ago, but he has no reservations about a military response to last week's terrorist attacks.
State budget surpluses could be casualties of war
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The long string of state budget surpluses could be an early casualty of a United States war on terrorism.
Mistake costs state $15 million
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Missing: One date. Cost to the state: $15 million.
Prosecutors seek extradition of Illinois man in crack case
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- The Minnesota Attorney General's Office wants the state of Illinois to ship a man back to St. Cloud on crack racketeering charges.
North Memorial cited for neglect
ROBBINSDALE (AP) -- North Memorial Medical Center managers have ordered policy changes after an emergency room nurse in July gave a basin to a woman having a miscarriage and directed her to deliver her fetus in a bathroom.
No active duty yet for state Guard
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota National Guard units will not be called to active duty in the first round of mobilization in the war on terrorism, a Guard spokesman said.
Wind farm planned in southeast Minnesota
AUSTIN (AP) -- The first wind farm in southeastern Minnesota may be built within the next year or two, according to a California-based wind-power company.
Minnesotan in WTC presumed dead by family
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Bruce Haviland says his brother is gone.
MnSCU assembles panel to study its future
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Legislative, business, education and Minnesota think-tank leaders were named Wednesday to a 30-member panel to study the future of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
Judge commits mother accused of killing children
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A St. Paul woman charged with killing two of her eight children was committed to a state psychiatric hospital Tuesday as mentally ill and dangerous to herself and others.
Northwest losing money as planes fly half-empty
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- With Northwest Airlines planes only half-filled following last week's terrorist attacks, the company's top official testified before the House Transportation Committee to seek government aid for airlines.
'See You at the Pole' prayer events focus on terrorist attacks
STILLWATER (AP) -- Students rallied at the flagpoles of their Twin Cities high schools and junior highs Wednesday morning for "See You at the Pole" prayer gatherings that focused on last week's terrorist attacks.
Brainerd, Bemidji clash a key test
The last time the Brainerd Warriors and Bemidji Lumberjacks met was Nov. 3 at the Fargodome for the Section 8, Class 5A football championship.
Warriors beat Tech in volleyball
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors outlasted the St. Cloud Tech Tigers 15-10, 10-15, 15-9, 9-15, 15-12 in a 2 1/2-hour Central Lakes Conference volleyball marathon Tuesday.
W-DC comes back to win
PERHAM -- After losing to Perham in the Mid-State Conference tournament Sept. 15, the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines showed some mental toughness and came back to defeat Perham Tuesday by a score of 4-3.
Warriors fall to Cardinals
The Willmar Cardinals tennis team won in straight sets at every position except No. 1 doubles in a 6-1 Central Lakes Conference triumph over the Brainerd Warriors Tuesday.
Raiders serve up win over Northland
Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball coach Jane Peterson is in an enviable position.
Warrior boys cut loose for first win
BAXTER -- When the Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer team does something, they do it right.
W-DC blanks Pine River-Backus
PINE RIVER -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines swept past the Pine River-Backus Tigers 15-8, 15-9, 15-12 in non-conference volleyball Tuesday.
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
Local sports shorts
The annual Raise the Roof Garage Sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Brainerd Area Civic Center.
Aitkin tumbles in volleyball
BRAHAM -- The Aitkin Gobblers volleyball team lost to the Braham Bombers 16-14, 15-8, 9-15, 15-7 in Great River Conference action Tuesday.
Boosters moving to soup kitchen
Members of the Brainerd Sports Boosters Club may begin needing directions to the sites of its weekly meetings.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK 'She just goes up and down pool'
Krista Rauen missed five weeks of her freshman season on the Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team because of mononucleosis.
Pequot falls in tennis
PARK RAPIDS -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots lost to Park Rapids 5-2 and defeated Bagley 7-0 in a girls' tennis triangular Tuesday.
Ylitalo leads Flyer swimmers
LITTLE FALLS -- Jessie Ylitalo set a pool record in the 100-yard freestyle and won the 50 free as the Little Falls Flyers defeated the Sauk Rapids Storm 105-80 Tuesday in non-conference swimming and diving.
Little Falls flies at Rocori
COLD SPRING -- The Little Falls boys' cross country team dominated the Rocori Invitational as four runners broke the 18 minute mark.
Flyers beaten 12-3 in soccer contest
ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud Apollo Eagles boys' soccer team outshot the Little Falls Flyers 27-7 and came away with a 12-3 Central Lakes Conference victory Tuesday.
Then the Twins got back to business
MINNEAPOLIS -- With baseball postponed for eight days, Brad Radke turned to his other passion.
It was like opening day all over again
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Baseball was back in Minnesota for the first time since Sept. 2.
Holm wins at Inline Marathon
DULUTH -- Terry Holm of Brainerd was the overall pro men's winner in the veterans division of the NorthShore Inline Marathon Saturday with a time of one hour, 14 minutes, 15.8 seconds.
NFL refs ratify 6-year deal and will return Sunday
Step aside, replacements. NFL officials are back.
Milton had his mind on terrorists' victim
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Twins starter Eric Milton took the mound with much more on his mind than baseball.
Vikings try to get back in sync
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- It's past the midpoint of September and the Minnesota Vikings' offense has scored just 13 points.
GRAA's 2001-02 Performing Arts Season overflows with diversity
LITTLE FALLS -- If variety -- or shall we say diversity -- is the spice of life, then the Great River Arts Association has satisfied even the most discerning palate with its 2001-2002 Performing Arts Season.
Legacy Five to perform gospel concert in Brainerd
Legacy Five, a group of southern gospel singers, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd.
Networks to simulcast benefit show Friday for terrorist attack victims
NEW YORK (AP) -- Uniting screen stars, musicians and television personalities, the four largest TV networks said they would simulcast a special benefit for terrorist attack victims Friday night.
New York actress Denise Flemming, who in May performed her one-woman play "Winterkill" in Brainerd, has confirmed her safety in the aftermath of last week's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
Three actors offer emotional performances in movie 'O'
Since last week's terrorist attacks in the United States, the motion picture industry has yanked a number of soon-to-be-released films that come perilously close to mimicking real life.
'Musketeer,' 'Hardball' reviews
"The Musketeer" -- A muddled mess, this clumsy retelling of Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers" is full of frustrating, brainless behav
Benefit concert set in Staples
STAPLES -- Julie Peterson, a singer and actress familiar to Staples area audiences, will perform a benefit concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in Centennial Auditorium.
Play explores life of state's first Congressional female
"Coya Come Home," a one-woman play about the life experiences, political career and historical contributions of Coya Knutson, will be presented at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Lecture Hall (E 354) on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College.
Theme parks closed, then reopened with tighter security following attacks
That theme parks -- packed with crowds and symbolism -- might be high on terrorist target lists didn't escape notice Sept. 11.
Deerwood Lakes Lions to host craft show
DEERWOOD -- The Deerwood Lakes Lions will sponsor the 50th annual Fall Craft Spectacular from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Deerwood Auditorium.
Graham to reprise role in Hassler's 'Grand Opening'
Marion Graham, a speech instructor and theater director at Central Lakes College in Brainerd and Staples, will reprise the role of Catherine in the dramatic adaptation of "Grand Opening," a novel by former Brainerd college instructor Jon Hassler.
Artist who sculpted Anderson bust to be honored at reception
The sculptor who crafted a bronze bust of C. Elmer Anderson will be feted at an area reception Sept. 28.
Exhibit focuses on clay, wood
DEERWOOD -- A new exhibit at Ripple River Gallery in rural Deerwood will explore the similarities, as well as the contrasts, between wood-fired clay and lathe-turned wood vessels, according to a gallery spokesman.
CLC instructors to lead England, Scotland tour in March
Connie Frisch and Vicky Knickerbocker, instructors at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, will lead a 12-day travel study tour to England and Scotland next March.
'Hardball' tops box office following terrorist attacks
LOS ANGELES -- Audiences hoping to take their minds off the terrorist attacks pushed box office earnings well ahead of those from the same weekend last year, according to final figures released Monday.
Fall Harvest Festival
Nisswa will present a Fall Harvest Festival and Scarecrows on Parade on Saturday.
Women show the many different ways to decorate pillows
HACKENSACK -- Most of the 64 women who attended the fall kickoff for Cass County Extension Home Services last week brought their favorite pillow, creating a display of the many ways pillows can be decorated.
Brainerd teen wins state BMX championship in his age group
Brett Dickie of Brainerd won the 14-year-old boys' title in the Minnesota State Championship BMX races. The races were held Labor Day weekend at Rehbein's Arena in Lino Lakes.
So much seems trivial now as our thoughts are in New York
It's a nice little column about life in northern Minnesota. There's talk about colorful autumn leaves, elusive rodents and antics of animals both wild and domestic. A story about mowing the lawn might describe a person's thoughts getting lost in the hum of the motor, the crisp fall air, the pattern of the fallen leaves and the smell of newly cut grass.
The top five fall fashion looks listed
The stores are bursting at the seams with fall merchandise. Glamour magazine editor in chief Cindi Leive sifted through it and chose her favorites.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Periods of rain south and east. A chance of rain northwest. Highs in the low to middle 60s.
State forecast for south dakota
Dense fog advisory southeast until 9 am cdt...
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Patchy morning fog central and east...Then partly sunny. A chance of late afternoon thunderstorms far west. Highs in the 70s.
Iowa state forecast
Dense fog advisory northwest corner until mid morning...
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Scattered thunderstorms east...Scattered showers ending this morning central. Mostly cloudy with highs in the 60s.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly sunny west. Showers and thunderstorms ending this morning central...Then becoming partly sunny. Mostly cloudy east with showers and thunderstorms likely...Especially northeast. Highs 65 to 75.
Iowa state forecast
The rest of today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms western two thirds...A chance of showers and thunderstorms east. Highs in the 70s with lower 80s southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Areas of light rain and drizzle east this morning. Otherwise cloudy skies giving way to partial clearing in west. Highs in the 60s to around 70.
Minnesota state forecast
Dense fog advisory this morning central and south...
Weather drawing by Matt Torgerson in the Riverside School second-grade class of Mrs. Timmons
Wisconsin state forecast
Dense fog advisory southwest through mid morning...
Weather drawing by Alec Haug of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Brokaw, Rather, Jennings a constant presence during terrorist attacks crisis
NEW YORK -- Dan Rather couldn't go on. Tears welled, and his voice was strangled with emotion as he described the World Trade Center rescue site to David Letterman, who then grasped Rather's hand and quickly cut to a commercial.
Study finds artery disease underdiagnosed, undertreated
CHICAGO -- An artery disease that is strongly linked to heart attacks and strokes is underdiagnosed and undertreated, despite widespread availability of a simple test, a University of Minnesota study says.
The Brainerd Hockey Association will have a 250 family garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be lunch and a bake sale also. All proceeds will go to complete the Gold Medal Arena.
Cleaning white tennis shoes
Dear Heloise: I have trouble keeping my daughter's canvas tennis shoes looking white. I have heard not to use bleach because of the rubber soles. -- Ginny Bodine, Ferris, Texas
Fun with funnel cakes
Dear Heloise: My kids love funnel cakes, and I used to have the recipe you printed in The (Dubois County, Ind.) Herald. However, I have misplaced it and need it again. Could you reprint the recipe? -- Marcia Messmer, Huntingburg, Ind.
University of Tennessee clones second calf
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The University of Tennessee has cloned a second calf from an adult Jersey cow, hoping the research will lead to a cure for an infection that costs the dairy industry billions of dollars.
Second recipient of self-contained artificial heart taking walks, breathing well
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A former tire dealer implanted with a self-contained artificial heart is making even more strides in his recovery, one week after becoming the second person in the world to receive such a device, his doctors said.
Man confused by ex-wife's anger about 'kid'
DEAR ABBY: I am 53 and happily divorced. The reason: My wife cheated on me for years.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tim Roth says he doesn't take his film roles as seriously as he did in the past.
Penny smooths road for family holiday
DEAR ABBY: Finding "pennies from heaven" has always been a pastime in our family, especially since Granny died three summers ago. Spotting shiny pennies in store parking lots and on the field before soccer games makes us realize that Granny is with us in spirit during those games and shopping excursions. The pennies are a comforting reminder that she is close.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Britney Spears plans to give $1 from each ticket sold for her upcoming fall tour to the children of the firefighters and police officers killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
Tropical storm Nari refuses to leave Taiwan, dumps deadly amounts of rain
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Tropical storm Nari dumped more rain on areas prone to deadly landslides on Tuesday, forcing people to evacuate their homes by wading through waist-deep water. Nari's death toll rose to 55.
Islamic clerics ask bin Laden to leave Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Islamic clerics urged Osama bin Laden on Thursday to leave Afghanistan voluntarily, but set no deadline for the suspected terrorist mastermind to decide. The White House flatly rejected their proposal.
Afghan clerics discuss bin Laden's fate
KABUL, Afghanistan -- As hundreds of Islamic clerics met Wednesday to discuss the fate of Osama bin Laden, the leader of the Taliban criticized Washington for unfairly vilifying the terrorist suspect, but said Afghanistan was willing to meet with U.S. officials to discuss the matter.
Prodded by U.S., Israelis, Palestinians observe truce
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel and the Palestinians observed a tentative truce Wednesday, a day after pulling back forces at the prodding of the United States.
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