It's what's inside that counts
Every car buyer wants a comfortable interior. But the most discerning shoppers, where interiors are concerned, may be minivan buyers.
New models: Cars haven't been driven off the road yet
Don't worry. Cars haven't been driven off the roads by sport utility vehicles, pickups and minivans yet.
Problematic engine seal in some Hondas calls for service update
More than a million Honda car or minivan owners will receive notices in the mail next month alerting them to a potentially defective engine oil seal on their 1994-97 model vehicles, American Honda Motor Co., based in Torrance, Calif., said Tuesday.
Ford's Harley-Davidson F-150: Subtle it's not
There are some crazy people at Ford Motor Co. who spend careers trying to figure out how to turn ordinary cars into hot rods and pickups into rockets. They are members of the company's Special Vehicle Team, and though they labor in a corporate world, they seem remarkably lacking in restraint -- at least in terms of any holds on their imagination.
GM enters Internet car sales business
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. is expanding its online shopping services to enable consumers to check vehicle inventories and get a guaranteed "e-price," allowing customers to complete all but the final steps of a vehicle purchase on its GM BuyPower Web site.
What to do with 14 million recalled tires
WASHINGTON -- I wonder what Bridgestone/Firestone is going to do with the millions of recalled tires it is now taking back. Will they be stacked away somewhere, awaiting the ignition of one of those eternally burning-tire fires? Will the "good" tires, and there probably are many in the bunch, be scrapped? Hmm. Or, will Bridgestone/Firestone take a page from the book of some other U.S. industries and ship the tires overseas?
Toyota may market Lexus in Japan
With its booming growth in the United States and a steady presence in Europe, Lexus appears ready to enter the one major market from which it is absent: Japan. Of course, Lexuses are sold in Japan -- but as Toyotas. The GS is the Toyota Aristo, the LS is the Celsior, the RX the Harrier. It's as if Lincolns were sold as Lincolns overseas but as high-end Fords the United States.
In case of disabled pope, church needs new canon law
NEW YORK (AP) -- Roman Catholicism needs the equivalent of the 25th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, specifying what to do if the pope is ever incapable of governing, an expert in church law said.
The Bentons, Dean and Carole, will present a seminar, "Living Outrageously Happy and Healthy," at 7 p.m. Sunday at Park United Methodist Church.
Parishioners take missions trip to Alaska
Echo Ranch Bible Camp at Berner's Bay, Alaska, lies 40 miles from Juneau. Situated on 80 acres, the Bible camp is 2 1/2 miles from the nearest road. You can't drive all the way in to camp, unless the tide is out and you've got four-wheel drive. Most people arrive by boat. A few fly in.
In ongoing Baptist battle, Texans weigh big funding cut for seminaries
DALLAS (AP) -- The Texas unit of the Southern Baptist Convention is considering cuts of more than $5 million from funding of denominational seminaries and other agencies.
Teach your child politeness, manners at home
QUESTION: Do you think a child should be required to say "thank you" and "please" around the house?
Work begins toward all-encompassing world Christian organization
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Representatives from the World Council of Churches met Roman Catholic, evangelical Protestant and Pentecostal leaders to discuss creating a "global Christian forum" to encompass as many of the world's Christians as possible.
Is anyone reading the Bible?
As we begin this 21st century, we find ourselves flooded with every size, description and variety of Bible.
Harvest-season meal: Add flavor to grilled ham with pears, maple glaze
Menus for backyard cookouts can be assembled from easy variations on classic themes. One harvest-season idea to try: grilled pears and a maple glaze as the savory accents for grilled ham. The dish takes only half an hour to make once the grill is fired up.
Munchable mouthfuls for lunch boxes
Sight is the sense with which we first "taste" food. That's something to bring into play -- and play is the operative word here -- when looking for appetizing variations on lunch-box staples.
Crab cake recipe both sweet, mild to satisfy a craving
When I was in Washington, D.C., one of my most memorable meals when we went out for dinner was crab cakes.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 500.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a tractor fire at 5:56 p.m. Thursday in Oak Lawn Township.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 323, a year ago 256.
School lunch menus
School lunch menus
THEFT --Gerald Lundgren, Deerwood, reported the theft Sept. 6 of a Mercury boat motor valued at $1,500 from the Garrison Creek Marina.
One person was injured Thursday after the vehicle she was driving hit another vehicle at Willow Street and South Ninth Street.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 400.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 289, a year ago 359.
Consider renter's insurance
Many first-time renters don't think their bare-bone possessions are worth protecting, but, according to USAA, a San Antonio-based insurer, an average one-bedroom apartment can easily contain more than $20,000 worth of personal property.
Tom Bertram, Donna L. Funderburke and Jared Crowe joined Tower Real Estate in Brainerd.
Snazzy face lifts update kitchen appliances
Just sighted: www.frigodesign.com
Onions come in all varieties: smelly and sweet, old and new
POUND RIDGE, N.Y. (AP) -- Onions, garlic and leeks smell so pungent it's hard to believe they belong to the same family as the fragrant lily. But many a plant family has its two-faced Januses and some onions, to be sure, manifest their sweetness not in smell but in taste.
Give your home theater a much needed tune-up
Assume your favorite TV-watching position -- it's best you get this news resting comfortably.
Household cleaning start-up kits offered
Leaders of Evolving Area Development 2000 teamed up with the Brainerd Lutheran Social Service's HOPE Housing project, or Housing Options for Everyone, in purchasing and assembling household cleaning start-up kits.
The house that volunteers built -- in just four days
They arrived as though it was a barn raising and the calendar pages reflected a past era.
Tips to save your waterlogged lawn
WASHINGTON -- If any part of your lawn -- or another section of the garden -- stays under water or feels soggy for hours following a heavy-duty rainstorm, you need to spike the soil to let the water drain.
Peppers: Some like them really hot
POUND RIDGE, N.Y. (AP) -- Most American gardeners growing peppers favor the sweet or bell varieties, leaving only a daring few people to flirt with fire. For risk-takers, however, there are many hot varieties out there to challenge their burn-endurance.
Tips to properly maintain septic systems
If you live in a rural area or have vacation property in the middle of nowhere, you no doubt are familiar with the form and function of a septic system.
Fox grapes are delicious to some
The word foxy has not been complimentary to grapes. It refers to the dominant flavor in one of our native species, the fox grape.
Tips to care for asphalt driveway
To maintain an asphalt driveway that originally was installed with at least a 4-inch depth over a good subbase, what usually is required is periodic filling of minor cracks that may develop and cosmetic sealing.
Art, culture bring communities together, says arts alliance chief
Evelyn Matthies paints a picture of unity in the lakes area.
Kixters fall performance season in full swing
Cindy Clough remembers that in 1975 as a high school junior she wished Brainerd High School offered danceline.
Legislators like Mankato man for MnSCU chancellor
MANKATO (AP) -- Richard Rush, president of Minnesota State University, Mankato, isn't saying he'll throw his hat in the ring to become chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, but he has an influential cheering section.
Xcel says costs could rise up to 50 percent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesotans may have to pay even more than expected for heating bills this winter.
Ventura: State factions must work together for healthy economy
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Business leaders, educators, lawmakers and communities need to work together with state officials to ensure that Minnesota's economy does not fall behind, Gov. Jesse Ventura said Wednesday.
Same-sex benefits examined
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura's administration is exploring ways to extend benefits to partners of gay and lesbian state employees, a concept that is catching on in business but has been slow to reach government.
Report: Feedlots to blame for majority of fish kills
ST. PAUL -- More fish have been killed as a result of manure spills than any other cause in recent years in 10 states including Minnesota, according to a report released Wednesday by environmental groups.
Reading is Fundamental
Students at Lowell Elementary School may be reading more books this year.
Government officials consider legal fight against Voyageurs management plan
INTERNATIONAL FALLS (AP) -- Government leaders and residents in Koochiching County are threatening legal action to delay a proposed management plan that will guide the usage of Voyageurs National Park for years to come.
The Brainerd School District is in the process of gathering the names of children who will be eligible to enroll in kindergarten in 2002 and 2003.
3-year-old undergoes more surgery after farm accident
ROBBINSDALE (AP) -- A 3-year-old North Dakota boy who lost his arms in a farm accident underwent a third surgery Wednesday and remained in critical condition.
Royalty ready for BHS homecoming
The Brainerd High School homecoming royalty
3-year-old still in critical condition; infection feared
ROBBINSDALE -- A surgeon for the 3-year-old North Dakota boy whose arms were severed in a farm accident said the injuries were so traumatic that she simply hopes to save the boy's life, and that restoring the function of his arms is a secondary concern.
St. Paul man dies after fight
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A 36-year-old man died three days after he was involved in a fight near a gas station that police say he provoked.
St. Croix bridge fate depends on federal cash, transportation officials say
STILLWATER (AP) -- Transportation officials in Minnesota and Wisconsin say they will stop work on a new St. Croix River bridge if more federal money isn't allocated soon.
Senate minority leader stumps for Koering
Minnesota Senate Minority Leader Dick Day, R-Owatonna, and Senate hopeful Paul Koering unveiled the Republicans' legislative priorities for the 2001 session Thursday afternoon in Brainerd.
An emergency practice drill by staff members turned into a false alarm for police officers Thursday at Harrison Elementary School in Brainerd.
Lakes area youth group begins efforts
With grants totaling $30,000 from the Initiative Foundation and Crow Wing County Family Services Collaborative, a group of Brainerd area teens has been given an opportunity to make a positive change in their community.
Craig Taylor new Nisswa police chief
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Police Department has a new police chief.
Hatch sues college aid company, alleging fraud
ST. PAUL -- Promises of an elite-school education and financial aid went unfulfilled and constituted fraud, Attorney General Mike Hatch alleged Wednesday in a lawsuit against a Texas company that counsels people on paying for college.
United Way kicks off drive with Chili Cookoff
More than 1,500 people filled the Westgate Mall on Wednesday afternoon to taste 60 different recipes for chili.
Do you have a question for a legislative candidate?
Perpich remembered five years after his death
CHISHOLM (AP) -- On the fifth anniversary of Rudy Perpich's death, friends and family are remembering the longest-serving governor in Minnesota history.
Clean teeth are less fun for dental hygienist
"Your teeth are disgustingly clean," Jodi Olson, dental hygienist from Crosslake Dental Center, said last week as I lay back in her dentist's chair with my mouth wide open, pearly whites and tonsils exposed. "This is no fun."
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Minnesota Public Radio's variety show "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keiller will stage a road show in Washington Junior High School's auditorium this Sunday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Ramona Rugloski and Anne Monda each registered two first places to lead Coach Willy Severson's Brainerd High School Warriorettes Swimming team to a 44 to 39 Central Lakes Conference win there Tuesday.
Forced to flee
A small fire in the Downtown Mall on South Seventh Street forced residents above the mall to evacuate their homes Wednesday afternoon.
Twin Cities host Frank Lloyd Wright conference
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- If Frank Lloyd Wright built it, they will come.
Releasing crude oil from the United States' vast strategic reserves probably would lower the price of oil somewhat and help to rebuild perilously low inventories of heating oil and gasoline, energy analysts said Thursday.
Planners approve design of controversial WWII memorial
WASHINGTON -- Ground will be broken on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, for a controversial World War II memorial on the National Mall that critics fear will spoil the majestic views of the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.
Anna Nicole Smith seeking fortune in trial
HOUSTON -- She was barely beyond adolescence when she fled a quiet hometown, changed her name and began stripping in a big city topless bar. Her face and figure gained her fame on the pages of Playboy.
Pets listed as Firestone victims
WASHINGTON -- Federal safety regulators were doggone embarrassed Wednesday.
Xenia hit again
XENIA, Ohio -- A tornado swept through town, killing one person and injuring dozens of others as it left overturned cars, damaged buildings and downed power lines.
Rescued Cubans arrive on U.S. soil; most released from hospital
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Amid flashing cameras, they walked or were carried onto U.S. soil from a Coast Guard cutter in the dark of night but showed little emotion after two days at sea.
Slater backs criminal penalties for sale of defective autos
WASHINGTON -- Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater on Thursday endorsed criminal penalties for automakers who knowingly sell vehicles with dangerous defects, a reversal of policy that adds to a tide of anti-industry hostility in the wake of the Firestone tire recall.
Homes lost as fire spreads across Oklahoma
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) -- Firefighters slogged through heavy brush and thick smoke to battle a stubborn wildfire that has scorched nearly 40,000 acres while Oklahomans who lost their homes to other blazes sifted through the charred rubble.
Gore urges release of oil from reserve
WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore called Thursday for the release of millions of barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, as a divided administration struggled to respond to rising global anxiety over energy costs.
Bridgestone/Firestone: Ford tire pressure recommendation was part of problem
WASHINGTON -- Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., "shaken to the core" by a recall of tires linked to 101 U.S. traffic deaths, told a congressional panel Thursday that Ford Motor Co.'s recommended tire pressure apparently contributed to accidents.
Markets tumble on high-tech sell-off
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. markets fell in morning trading Friday following a warning by high-tech bellwether Intel Corp. that its third-quarter revenues will not meet Wall Street's expectations.
Judge clears government of blame in Waco tragedy
WACO, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge cleared the government of any wrongdoing in the deaths of 80 Branch Davidians during the 1993 standoff with federal agents at the cult's compound.
INS: Cuban crash survivors can seek U.S. residency
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- The nine Cubans who survived a plane crash in their attempt to flee their homeland will be allowed to pursue their dream of a new life in the United States.
Teen agrees to return $285,000 in illegal stock profits
NEWARK, N.J. -- In less than half a year, Jonathan G. Lebed earned more than a quarter-million dollars trading stocks on the Internet.
Blue Jackets open new arena with a win
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Don't tell the Columbus Blue Jackets that it was another meaningless exhibition game in a hockey-ignorant city. Before a raucous sellout crowd of 18,136, the expansion franchise christened Nationwide Arena on Wednesday night by beating the Detroit Red Wings 5-2.
Rangers beat Twins in 12th
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Rafael Palmeiro left his bat on the bench and used his legs instead to help the Texas Rangers win a game.
An era ends in New York Ewing dealt to Sonics in four-team trade
Patrick Ewing never brought a championship to New York, and now he never will.
White Sox 9, Twins 4
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Even Chicago manager Jerry Manuel did not expect this type of turnaround for the White Sox.
Mariners, A's head west for showdown
As Aaron Sele and the Seattle Mariners left Tropicana Field, they already were looking ahead.
Major League Baseball scoreboard
Giants clinch NL West
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Instead of heading into San Francisco's busy nightlife to celebrate their division title, the Giants stayed home.
Ducks blank Wild
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Mike Leclerc scored two goals and Dominic Roussel stopped 18 shots as the Anaheim Mighty Ducks beat the expansion Minnesota Wild 3-0 in a preseason game Wednesday night.
Frances L. Nelson
SAUK RAPIDS -- Frances L. Nelson, 86, Sauk Rapids, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home of Sauk Rapids.
CROSSLAKE -- Jeanean Heinz, 68, Crosslake, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital of Minneapolis.
Helen J. Brown
Helen Joan Brown, 74, Brainerd, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Jacob George Zelenak
DEER RIVER -- Jacob George Zelenak, infant son of Bradley and Susan Zelenak, Deer River, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center of Duluth.
Raymond J. May
Raymond J. May, 89, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Jeanean A. Heinz
CROSSLAKE -- Jeanean Adeline Heinz, 68, Crosslake, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital of Minneapolis.
Virginia C. Aiton
CINCINNATI -- Virginia Caroline Aiton, 74, Cincinnati, died Friday, June 30, 2000, in Cincinnati of cancer.
Michael P. Flynn
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Michael Patrick Flynn, 51, Pensacola, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at his home.
Ugly fight first loss for US boxers
SYDNEY-The U.S. boxing team continued its dominating march to glory with another victory in the ring, but also faced its first loss of the Sydney Olympics.
Men's volleyball team at a loss to explain spiral
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- In the four years since their pitiful showing in Atlanta, the U.S. men's volleyball team has crisscrossed the planet trying to get better, playing 173 matches on six continents.
Medals come in pairs for U.S. swimmers
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Two, one, zero.
NBC may be killing the Olympic movement.
How U.S. did today (no tape delay)
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- How U.S. athletes fared Thursday at the Summer Olympics:
Life in Olympics Media Village
G'day gents and Sheilas,
Disappointing finishes for mens sculls
SYDNEY-The U.S. men's quadruple sculls tasted bitter disappointment Friday as they narrowly missed advancing to the medal round in Olympic rowing.
Noriega finds Olympics thrilling, and is focused on win
HOMEBUSH BAY - The only thing missing from Sarah Noriega's Olympic experience is her pillow.
Two more Bulgarian lifters test positive
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Two more Bulgarian weightlifters have tested positive for banned drugs and will be thrown out of the Sydney Olympics, the head of the International Weightlifting Federation said.
Buses and trains
Media buses lined up outside Media Village in Sydney waiting to take journalists to various events.
Mystery runner becomes even more mysterious
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Marie-Jose Perec, the mystery woman of the Sydney Olympics, now has completely disappeared.
Bondi Beach puts a new twist on Olympic spirit
BONDI BEACH - Rock music blares from the loud speakers and fans scream as if Mick Jagger just walked on stage, but the thousands who've packed the beachside stadium have come to see Olympic beach volleyball, not a concert.
Mexican disqualified in walk; gold goes to Polish entrant
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- The first track medal of the Olympic Games went to the second man to cross the finish line in the 20-kilometer walk.
Romania once again rules women's all-around
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- With the gold medal hers, Andreea Raducan ran to her coach and climbed onto his shoulders, waving and blowing kisses to the adoring crowd.
USA USA USA
This is when you stop counting how many days it is into the Olympics and start counting how many days are left, kind of the far turn on the calendar.
Loss to Aussies makes it three straight for U.S. softball
BLACKTOWN, Australia (AP) -- The U.S. softball team has now lost as many times in these Olympics as it had since the last ones.
Hall, Ervin share gold
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- American sprinters, in the pool and on the track, dominated the Olympic landscape Friday.
NBC adding ads to account for lower ratings on Games
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC has started running additional commercials in its telecasts of the Sydney Olympics to compensate advertisers for a shortfall in TV audiences.
Vaulters go overtime in women's all-around
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- It was a scene nobody can remember seeing before -- a vault set two inches too low. And at the Olympics no less.
Government regulators need some clout to assure the public's safety The case in the news right now is the scandal involving blowouts of Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. tires, now linked to 103 accident fatalities.
No exoneration in Whitewater case
The key phrase in Independent Counsel Robert Ray's conclusion about the myriad accusations of wrongdoing by Bill and Hillary Clinton -- from their years in Arkansas to their years in Washington -- is that ``the evidence was insufficient to prove to a jury that they had committed any crime.''
Cell phones Drivers should stop the car when they want to use their cell phones A new report by a leading Minnesota medical association makes clear what common sense already dictates: Talking on a cell phone while driving unnecessarily puts lives on the line.
Ralph Nader refuses PAC and soft money.
The end of the Whitewater saga
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Washington Post:
Retired brass shouldn't endorse candidates
When senior retired military people endorse a presidential candidate -- as some 85 of them, including five former service chiefs, reportedly plan to do for the George W. Bush campaign -- it marks a major step toward politicizing the American military.
"I will lead our nation toward a culture that values life; the life of the elderly and sick, the life of the young and the life of the unborn. Good people can disagree on this issue, but, surely, we can agree on ways to
Spending bill runs afoul of Senate
WASHINGTON -- Capitol Hill's year-end budget process skidded off track Wednesday as the Senate took the extraordinary step of rejecting a routine appropriations bill -- in part because it would allow a congressional pay raise.
Grams drops holds on several ambassadorial nominees
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rod Grams has dropped his hold on seven ambassadorial nominees who had piled up about 100 security violations, after the State Department agreed to tighten its disciplinary procedures.
Recount under way in area counties for congressional candidate
ST. PAUL -- Recounts began Thursday for the Republican nomination in the Eighth Congressional District. The candidates are Bob Lemen and Warren L. Nelson.
Senate loads antipoverty bill with pet projects
WASHINGTON -- A glut of senators' amendments is threatening House-passed legislation to revive inner cities and impoverished rural areas, but sponsors say some version of the bill remains likely to be signed into law.
Clinton urges action on stalled conservation bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Clinton turned up the heat Thursday on the Senate in urging approval of a landmark conservation bill stalled by a minority of vocal critics.
CART title still up for grabs
The most competitive championship race in CART history must make drivers wonder: Does anybody really want the Vanderbilt Cup and the $1 million that goes with it?
CART's Rahal takes reins of Formula One team
INDIANAPOLIS -- Bobby Rahal always wanted to be part of Formula One.
Winston Cup update
The NASCAR Winston Cup schedule, winners in parentheses, and driver point standings:
Stewart looks for Dover sweep
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- The Monster Mile, one of the most dreaded obstacles on the NASCAR circuit, has been little more than a personal playground for Tony Stewart.
Little Falls swimmers lose first meet
SARTELL -- The Sartell Sabres dealt the Little Falls Flyers swimming and diving team its first defeat of the season, 112-74, in a Central Lakes Conference meet on Thursday.
Gophers, Purdue collide in Big Ten opener
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Purdue's Drew Brees would welcome a repeat of history Saturday when his No. 21 Boilermakers host Minnesota in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
High school volleyball
Adrian def. Westbrook-Walnut Grove 15-7, 15-3, 15-11
Ex-Gopher Jackson testifies
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Golden Gophers basketball star Bobby Jackson testified Wednesday in front of a federal grand jury considering criminal charges in the University of Minnesota cheating scandal.
Raiders suffer first conference setback
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- A small caravan rolled out of the Central Lakes College parking lot carrying the Raiders' volleyball team into the wind-swept mist of a fall afternoon Wednesday.
Warriors travel to winless Apollo
The Brainerd Warriors football team aims for its second straight sturdy performance at 7 p.m. Friday when it plays the winless Apollo Eagles in a Central Lakes Conference game at Michie Field in St. Cloud.
Sartell bounces Brainerd in volleyball
SARTELL -- After winning six out of their last seven games, the Brainerd Warriors' volleyball team lost a four-game decision to the Sartell Sabres on Thursday.
The Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association will conduct its Raise the Roof garage sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Brainerd Area Civic Center Gold Medal Arena.
Pine River-Backus blanks Pequot Lakes
PINE RIVER -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers volleyball team clawed the Pequot Lakes Patriots 15-2, 15-5, 15-5 in Park Region Conference action Thursday.
The Brainerd Warriors sophomore football team ran its record to 3-1 with a 28-6 win over the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles Thursday afternoon.
BHS boys beat Willmar in soccer
BAXTER -- The Brainerd Warrior boys' soccer team got back to its winning ways with a 4-3 victory over the Willmar Cardinals Thursday.
High School Football
High School Volleyball
Pierz shuts out Aitkin
Pierz Tennis Team Shuts Out Aitkin
Warrior girls snap losing streak
WILLMAR -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team snapped a 5-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Willmar Cardinals in Central Lakes Conference action Thursday.
Raiders luring athletes from all over nation
The hero or heroine's journey is an archetypal pattern as old as time itself.
WR-Tim Siekas, Jason Goerges; LT-Trevor McCulloch; LG-Jeff Hanson, Luke Tholen; C-Brian Burke; RG-Joel Jacobson; RT-Jamie Strowbridge; TE-Matt Means, Derrick LaPointe; QB-Mike Zauhar, Billy Tadych; FB-Adam Hardy, Jeff Goodman; HB-Mike Weiss, Dan Kirkpatrick, Tyler John, Jeff Hight; PK-Goerges; P-Weiss
Tigers defeat Flyers girls
LITTLE FALLS -- The St. Cloud Tech Tigers scored six goals in the first half and went on to post a 9-1 victory over the Little Falls Flyers in Central Lakes Conference action Thursday.
Warriors' Collins is off to fast start
Jael Collins considers herself a slow starter, a swimmer who doesn't usually get rolling until about midseason.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Lisa Renneke may not think she's as talented in volleyball as she is in basketball and golf but her performance this fall indicates otherwise.
Northeast Minnesotans' artworks on display in New York Mills
NEW YORK MILLS -- Fifty works of art by northeast Minnesota artists are on exhibit in the main floor gallery of the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center until Oct. 31.
Lee Greenwood to be at Grand Casino
ONAMIA -- Lee Greenwood, who kick-started his singing career as a featured Las Vegas and Reno, Nev., casino performer in the 1970s, is returning to his roots.
Friends throw cancer patient a party to cover up her fears
DEAR ABBY: I experienced such an incredible act of kindness and generosity from my co-workers that I feel compelled to share it.
Geritol Frolics to stage 'New York, New York' at Central Lakes College
Central Lakes College opens its theater season next week with a Geritol Frolics production of "New York, New York," billed as a "comical musical revue with tunes to tickle your funny bone."
Centennial Auditorium events
STAPLES -- Four main events, as well as an end-of-the-season performance, will be part of Centennial Auditorium's 2000-2001 season.
Puppets begin to take to the American stage
NEW YORK -- Hanne Tierney's puppets are objects stripped bare: a length of fabric, a coil of wire that, animated by the combined imaginations of the performer and the audience, become Salome and John the Baptist.
Koppel trims 'Nightline' appearances
NEW YORK -- Ted Koppel signed a new contract with ABC News that will keep him at "Nightline," where he has anchored since its founding in 1980, through its 25th anniversary in 2005.
Capsule reviews of current movie releases playing in area
The following opinions are by Los Angeles Times reviewers.
Walker Art Center receives gift from Motherwell estate
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Walker Art Center has been given over 200 prints from the estate of abstract expressionist artist Robert Motherwell.
Olympics give NBC first weekly ratings victory
NEW YORK -- The Summer Olympics in Sydney earned NBC its first weekly win in the ratings competition, but no world records were set. Far from it.
'The Watcher' tops slow weekend at theaters
LOS ANGELES -- "The Watcher," a thriller about a serial killer, was the top film for the second straight week as the nation's theaters reported their slowest weekend in three years.
Trollope's 'The Pallisers' arrives on video
The opulent adaptation of Anthony Trollope's novels "The Pallisers," which scored a huge hit on PBS in the 1970s, has become available on video.
Kids, meet Lyle
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Children's Theatre Co. of Minneapolis is fueling up for its 15th annual tour, with whistle stops in Pequot Lakes and 40 other cities over the next 100 days.
Yearlong Atlanta Ballet musicians' strike ends
ATLANTA (AP) -- A yearlong strike by the Atlanta Ballet orchestra ended just in time for the new season.
Gore Vidal plays himself in 'Golden Age'
Of all the real-life characters in Gore Vidal's new novel "The Golden Age," there's one who probably didn't require much research: Vidal himself.
London successfully captures subjects in colorful paintings
EAST GULL LAKE -- As a portrait painter, Jean London has a knack for capturing the essence of her subjects.
The Brainerd Area Writer's Alliance will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Brainerd Public Library.
Twin Cities singer to pay tribute to Peggy Lee in St. Cloud concert
ST. CLOUD -- At 80 and in frail health, Peggy Lee has faded from public view, but her music lives on in a critically acclaimed theatrical tribute developed by jazz singer Connie Evingson.
Humor, fast-paced script save 'Bait'
"Bait" starts off as just another urban action film -- complete with stereotypical bad guys -- but evolves quickly into a slick thriller-comedy, thanks to Jamie Foxx's deadpan humor and a fast-paced script.
Little Falls singer to bring bilingual folk rock music to New York Mills
NEW YORK MILLS -- Little Falls singer and songwriter Gerry Wass brings a little of his day job to his musical repertoire: He's a Spanish teacher who performs bilingual folk music with a rock influence.
'Purple Cane Road' is Burke at his best
In his riveting series of novels featuring principled but fallible Louisiana gumshoe Dave Robicheaux, James Lee Burke has carved out a peculiar niche in detective fiction.
It's fun to be outside
Weather drawing by Haley Hanson of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
Watch out for bees
Weather drawing by Jared Nusbaum of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Neighbors sick of running obstacle of unsupervised kids
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I live in a community outside New Orleans. It is a new residential area with homes that all have nicely fenced back yards. However, when we return from work in the evenings, we encounter toddlers on the streets with their tricycles and abandoned toys -- and the parents are not within three houses of their youngsters. It's an obstacle course.
Past Commanders breakfast will be from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion club. Pancakes, potato pancakes, French toast, choice of sausages, scrambled eggs and a beverage. The public is invited.
Floods kill 64, maroon millions in eastern India
NEW DELHI, India (AP) -- Torrential rain and floods in India's eastern West Bengal state killed at least 64 people and left some 10 million people marooned Thursday as the army struggled to carry out rescue and relief operations.
North Korea beefing up its military, Pentagon says
WASHINGTON -- North Korea has made major improvements in its military over the past year, including the placement of large numbers of artillery and rocket launchers near the Demilitarized Zone separating the country from South Korea, the Pentagon says.
Projectile fired at British spy headquarters
LONDON -- Attackers who blasted the headquarters of Britain's intelligence service MI6 may have used a type of rocket launcher readily available to the Irish Republican Army and the hardline splinter groups which reject a cease-fire, police said Thursday.
U.S. Fed and major central banks intervene to shore up ailing euro
FRANKFURT, Germany -- The U.S. Federal Reserve unexpectedly joined its European and Japanese counterparts to intervene in the currency markets Friday in an effort to shore up the ailing euro.
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