Changing growth's nature
Green space may be the catch term for new business ventures in the Brainerd/Baxter area.
ST. CLOUD -- Current and would-be entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to learn about starting and building a technology venture in a conference presented by the Anderson Entrepreneurial Center of St. Cloud State University and Hall and Byers P.A. of St. Cloud.
European currency woes dog U.S. stocks
NEW YORK -- McDonald's European business is in the news, but not because of its Big Macs.
Gates still tops richest list; Oracle's Ellison a close second
NEW YORK -- Poor Bill Gates. Well, poorer, anyway.
Ex-prospector sees gold-like glimmer in future of refined peat
SIREN, Wis. (AP) -- For Doug Green, the glimmer of gold radiates from loose dirt that covers his body from head to foot.
As season changes, so does employment
Autumn officially began Friday, but workers in seasonal jobs knew the change was coming before the weather.
Problem business loans on rise, fueling worry over banks
WASHINGTON -- Troubled loans to U.S. business have more than doubled in two years to $100 billion despite the robust economy, fueling concern that banks are using overly lax credit standards to compete for market share, federal banking regulators said Wednesday.
Supreme Court rules against 3M scientists
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state Supreme Court dismissed the case of two 3M scientists who contended the company reneged on its promise to compensate and promote technical personnel in the same manner as it did managers.
Stora Enso begins cutting jobs at plants in Minnesota, Wisconsin
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) -- Stora Enso, the Finnish forest products giant that merged with Consolidated Papers Inc. weeks ago, has begun cutting salaried jobs at plants in Minnesota and Wisconsin to reduce $40 million in annual costs, company spokesman Tim Laatsch said.
Wildrose Farm in Breezy Point up for small business honor
Wildrose Farm in Breezy Point is a nominee for Minnesota Small Business of the year.
Armstrong looking to rebound from declining sales, asbestos woes
LANCASTER, Pa. -- A decade ago, builder Stan Custer might have used vinyl flooring in his luxury homes, but good economic times have changed that.
Financial education for teen-agers going online
NEW YORK -- If you don't think teen-agers need help learning the ins and outs of personal finance, consider for a moment the case of the $84 pizza.
Federal official supports disclosure of credit scores to consumers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers should get access to the scores used to determine whether they receive credit cards, car loans or home mortgages, and what interest rate they pay, an official of the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday.
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.
Is anyone reading the Bible?
As we begin this 21st century, we find ourselves flooded with every size, description and variety of Bible.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Crow Wing County Board
Tonya Dieter and Mike Dallaire, Brainerd, a girl, Kiehra Kay Dieter, 6 pounds, 8.6 ounces, Aug. 17, 2000. Grandparents are Kim Hauglie, Mark and Cindy Dieter, and Arthur and Cindy Dallaire, all of Brainerd.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a tractor fire at 5:56 p.m. Thursday in Oak Lawn Township.
School lunch menus
School lunch menus
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 323, a year ago 256.
One person was injured Thursday after the vehicle she was driving hit another vehicle at Willow Street and South Ninth Street.
THEFT --Gerald Lundgren, Deerwood, reported the theft Sept. 6 of a Mercury boat motor valued at $1,500 from the Garrison Creek Marina.
A two-vehicle collision in Aitkin County injured two teens Friday, the State Patrol reported.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a false alarm at 6:58 p.m. Friday at Building 21 at the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 176, a year ago 225.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 350.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 500.
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics
Eat more air to lose weight
Hit a plateau in your diet plan? Consider adding more air. Increasing the volume of foods by pumping them up with air can help reduce how much you eat without decreasing satisfaction, according to Barbara Rolls, professor of nutrition at Pennsylvania State University.
Child in need
Michael's life has not been an easy one. At 4 years of age his father left the family. He and his sisters and mother have made it alone ever since. Michael has never heard from his father, but still holds out hope that he will meet him someday. He is not at all sure what he would say to him.
Cancer screening available online
Early detection is a key to successful treatment for cancers of the cervix, ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva. But these gynecologic cancers can be difficult to detect because they often occur without symptoms or present symptoms that are ignored.
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
British court rules in favor of separating conjoined twins, despite parents' wishes
LONDON -- Declaring themselves "a court of law, not a court of morals," three judges from Britain's Court of Appeal ruled unanimously Friday that doctors may operate to separate conjoined twins even though surgery will lead to the death of one of the girls.
Snazzy face lifts update kitchen appliances
Just sighted: www.frigodesign.com
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.
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.
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.
Tom Bertram, Donna L. Funderburke and Jared Crowe joined Tower Real Estate in Brainerd.
Give your home theater a much needed tune-up
Assume your favorite TV-watching position -- it's best you get this news resting comfortably.
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.
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.
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.
Art, culture bring communities together, says arts alliance chief
Evelyn Matthies paints a picture of unity in the lakes area.
Man indicted in shooting of wife
HASTINGS (AP) -- A Dakota County grand jury has indicted a man on murder charges in the shooting death of his estranged wife, who worked for the St. Paul Police homicide unit.
Ventura would ask for proof of domestic partnership for state employees benefits
ST. PAUL -- If his administration moves forward with a plan to provide benefits for domestic partners of state employees, Gov. Jesse Ventura would demand proof of a committed relationship, he said Friday.
Once banned, couples are now common at Brainerd School District
Times have changed in the Brainerd School District.
Housing, parks projects also considered for future
Housing and parks projects are being considered for Brainerd's near future.
Reading is Fundamental
Students at Lowell Elementary School may be reading more books this year.
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 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.
Pets of the week
Minnie, a gray female cat, has been spayed. She is described as very affectionate and with beautiful green eyes.
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.
Ventura taps Carlson exec for tourism job
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura on Friday filled the top job in the state tourism office, a division he considers one of the most vital to the state economy.
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.
Rainy weather fans
Jackie Steinke (second from left) and Abby Brauch were among the Crosby-Ironton High School Ranger fans who braved the rain on Friday afternoon, standing behind the fence to cheer their team on in its 55-12 football victory over Two Harbors.
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.
Annexation of airport into expanded city is possible
It's only in the talking stage now, but if the idea flies Brainerd could land the airport within its city limits.
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."
Royalty ready for BHS homecoming
The Brainerd High School homecoming royalty
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.
Nearly 1 in 5 Brainerd administrators, teachers has spouse employed in district
Many teachers and administrators in the Brainerd School District don't just work together -- they go home together.
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.
Twin Cities host Frank Lloyd Wright conference
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- If Frank Lloyd Wright built it, they will come.
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.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 24 - 80 years ago (1920) - Mrs. Anna Kamarth, on Oak Street sold her farm through Dawes Land Co., 160 acres for $1600. This farm is located on the new pavement, and the high price paid should encourage the building of more good roads.
Famed journalist Carl Rowan dies
WASHINGTON -- Carl Thomas Rowan, a well-known commentator and nationally syndicated newspaper columnist who was once called America's "most visible black journalist," died Saturday. He was 75.
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.
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.
O.J. Simpson's ex-girlfriend files burglary complaint against him
MIAMI (AP) -- O.J. Simpson's ex-girlfriend has filed a burglary complaint against the former football great, claiming he broke into her home, erased a message on her answering machine and took a letter.
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.
Ford raises recommended tire pressure for Explorers
WASHINGTON -- Ford Motor Co. Friday accepted Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.'s new recommendation and advised consumers to inflate the tires on Explorer sports utility vehicles to 30 pounds of air per square inch. For years both companies had recommended 26 psi.
Kraft recalls taco shells after confirming unapproved biotech corn
WASHINGTON -- Kraft Foods is recalling millions of packages of taco shells after tests confirmed they were made with a variety of genetically engineered corn that isn't approved for human consumption because of questions about whether it could cause allergic reactions.
Winter fuel costs will rise; after that, nothing is certain
This winter the mailman will be delivering markedly higher heating bills throughout much of the country.
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.
Clinton: Tapping oil reserve 'plainly prudent' and right
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton said Saturday that tapping the government's emergency oil reserve is "plainly the prudent thing to do" and announced a series of other actions to shield low-income families from exorbitant heating costs this winter.
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.
Diesel fuel price rise has crippling effect on truck firm
The price of crude oil drilled from the depths of the Earth is at a 10-year high -- a major headache for Ronald Cooper, vice president of his brother's trash-hauling firm in the Washington suburb of Woodbridge, Va.
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.
Packinghouses get more humane
MILAN, Mo. -- It's an unnerving sound, the screeching from a truckload of hogs parked outside a slaughterhouse. A few hours later the pigs hardly make a squeal as they're hurried off to be killed.
National Guard: More duties abroad strain lives at home
Colleen Roberts, a captain in the Washington state Army National Guard, put her life on hold last winter for a seven-month mission with U.S. peacekeeping forces in Kosovo.
White House guests gave Hillary campaign funds
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Clinton and his wife, Hillary, hosted 404 overnight guests at the White House or Camp David over the last 14 months, the White House said. Collectively they gave $624,000 to the first lady's Senate campaign, according to an analysis by a watchdog group.
Troubled 'Dr. Laura' television show halts production for a week
NEW YORK -- Dr. Laura Schlessinger's new television show made it on the air despite advertiser boycotts and protests by gay rights groups. Now, viewer apathy may knock it off.
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.
U.S. suspends security clearance of envoy to Israel
WASHINGTON -- The State Department has suspended the security clearance of U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin S. Indyk pending an investigation into alleged security violations, a State Department official said Saturday.
White Sox 9, Twins 4
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Even Chicago manager Jerry Manuel did not expect this type of turnaround for the White Sox.
NFL by the numbers
Will Mr. Johnson please shut up?
Note to Keyshawn Johnson:
Major League Baseball scoreboard
Unbeaten Vikings resolve to play better
EDEN PRAIRIE -- The consensus among the unbeaten Minnesota Vikings is that the rest of the NFL is in for more of a scare once they get their act together.
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.
Timberwolves open camp Oct. 3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves will open training camp Oct. 3, the team announced Friday.
Chisox get a scare from Durham
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ray Durham will need a few days of recovery time. That doesn't mean he won't be ready to celebrate if the Chicago White Sox clinch the AL Central while he's on the bench.
Off-season should manage to be hard on some skippers
Assuming all 30 major league managers will survive the final week of the season, this will be one of the few campaigns since Doubleday -- that's Abner, not Nelson -- in which there will have been no firings.
FERGUS FALLS -- Steve Magdich, 87, Fergus Falls, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at the Otter Tail Nursing Home, rural Battle Lake.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Alice Jarvis, Pequot Lakes, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at the Onamia Hospital.
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.
Dorothy Alice Palm
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS -- Dorothy Alice Palm, 74, Columbia Heights, formerly of Upsala, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Unity Hospital in Fridley.
RANDALL -- Ardes Adamek, 75, Randall, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at the St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Michael P. Flynn
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Michael Patrick Flynn, 51, Pensacola, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at his home.
Jeanean A. Heinz
CROSSLAKE -- Jeanean Adeline Heinz, 68, Crosslake, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital of Minneapolis.
Evelyn A. Carlson
AITKIN -- Evelyn A. Carlson, 90, Aitkin, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at the Riverwood Extended Care Unit in Aitkin.
NBC may be killing the Olympic movement.
Noriega finds Olympics thrilling, and is focused on win
HOMEBUSH BAY - The only thing missing from Sarah Noriega's Olympic experience is her pillow.
NBC's coverage no medal winner with nation's TV critics
When CBS taped events from halfway around the world and crafted them into a prime-time television story on "Survivor," it worked brilliantly. NBC isn't having quite the same luck with the Summer Olympics.
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.
Cuba beats U.S. in baseball
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- No way, U.S.A.
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.
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.
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.
Hall, Ervin share gold
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- American sprinters, in the pool and on the track, dominated the Olympic landscape Friday.
Gymnastics fails to boost TV ratings
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC's TV ratings for the Sydney Olympics did not get a big boost from the women's all-around gymnastics competition.
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.
They're the world's fastest humans
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Maurice Greene won the men's 100-meter dash and finally achieved his Olympic goal. Marion Jones won the women's 100, but took just the first step toward fulfilling hers.
Buses and trains
Media buses lined up outside Media Village in Sydney waiting to take journalists to various events.
Americans set two world marks on final day of swimming
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- The United States left the pool with a bang Saturday, setting world records in decisive relay victories over host Australia on the final day of Olympic swimming.
U.S. men beat Japan in soccer
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- Look out Sydney, here they come.
How U.S. athletes did
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- How U.S. athletes fared Saturday at the Summer Olympics:
Guinea provides spirit of the Games
SYDNEY -- They're already bigger than the island country they hail from, which is a pinhole on the globe. Their fame could last as long as it took them to swim a lap. Yes, Cathy Freeman did light the torch and Marion Jones may win five gold medals, but they can only hope to match the international stardom of the Equatorial Guinea swim team, which has grown to Jamaican bobsledian proportions.
Life in Olympics Media Village
G'day gents and Sheilas,
NBC's Olympics coverage doesn't rate a medal from sports fans Sports fans who like to watch the Summer Olympics are being poorly served by NBC, which has exclusive TV rights. It started out a bad situation, and it has gotten progressively worse.
"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
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.''
New tack in global war on poverty
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Los Angeles Times:
I take my daughter to the various grade school playgrounds. I have found broken equipment that kids play on.
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.
The end of the Whitewater saga
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Washington Post:
Instant Runoff Voting
Minnesotans at last know who the DFL candidate for the U.S. Senate race is: Mark Dayton. Dayton won with 41 percent of the vote, which makes him the next in a long line of candidates who won an election without gaining clear majority support.
Delays as deadly as defeat
WASHINGTON -- The influence of Washington lobbies is often exercised invisibly, through tactics of procrastination. At times like this, when Congress is within weeks of adjournment, postponing action on a bill can be as effective as defeating it.
Waterfowl hunters must register with the HIP
With duck season starting Saturday hunters are reminded to register with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Harvest Information Program.
North Country calendar
September - 30 -- Duck hunting season opens
New MWA chapter forms in Brainerd
A new organization aimed at improving local waterfowl hunting is taking shape in the Brainerd area.
Roach still thrives on tournament scene, says he will return
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Sometimes Gary Roach wonders what life would be like if he just went fishing. What if he stopped competing on the Professional Walleye Tour, gave up the Wave Wacker and every other tournament and just went fishing for fun only?
BRAINERD/NISSWA - While most area lakes have produced walleyes, Gull continues to be red hot. Numbers of fish are being taken on minnows in 17 to 40 feet of water.
Seelhoff caps remarkable season with PWT championship
BISMARCK, N.D. -- When the history of the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Tour is written the year 2000 might well be titled, "The Year Ron Seelhoff Took Command."
An absence in the duck blind After 50 years of partnership, an area waterfowler faces opening day alone
When Bruce Yund opens the duck season Saturday the ritual will contain much that is familiar. The 79-year-old Breezy Point resident will crouch in the same blind on the same lake he's hunted for 50 years.
Lara Olson and Chad Petersen announce their engagement. Parents are Gary and Lynn Olson, Rochester, and Donald and Diane Petersen, Brainerd. An Oct. 6 wedding is planned in Rochester.
Angela Kim Larsen and Joseph Michael Osterloh announce their engagement.
Tom and Mim Vesely, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 20, 1975, in Freeport, Ill.
Christy Lenk and Wade Wacker announce their engagement.
Brooke L. Glover and Jason Gene Woodhouse were married Aug. 5, 2000, at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Red Wing with Father Tom Walker officiating.
Kelly Ann Barrett and Schawn Phillip Johnson were married June 17, 2000, at St. Francis Catholic Church of Brainerd with Father Rich Kunst officiating.
Melissa Drake and Greg Hannah announce their engagement. Parents are Cris and Cheri Drake, Brainerd, and Curt and Kathy Hannah, Baxter. An Oct. 7 wedding is planned at 4 p.m. at Park United Methodist Church.
Cristina Gard and Eric Ruhl announce their engagement.
Herb and Mahala Fawkes, Deerwood, will celebrate their 76th wedding anniversary with family and friends today. They were married Sept. 25, 1924.
Don and Gloria Norman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 1 at Calvary Westside Church of Aitkin. The event will be hosted by their children.
Kenneth and Betty Rudlang will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Pine River Legion. The event is hosted by their children. No gifts please.
Alexia Chase and Benjamin Goble were married Aug. 5, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Brainerd with Pastor David Holtz and Pastor Kris Ruffato officiating.
Melissa Bourassa and John Helwig announce their engagement. Parents are Bruce and Beverly Bourassa, Brainerd, and John and Renae Vogt, Brainerd, and Dennis and Julie Helwig, Blaine. An Oct. 7 wedding is planned for 2 p.m. at St. Francis Church.
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.
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.
12,000 turn out for Nader
MINNEAPOLIS -- Person by person, dollar by dollar, Ralph Nader has been building support for his Green Party presidential bid.
The take on Tipper: 'She's real'
KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Out campaigning, Tipper Gore often tells her audiences, "Politics is personal."
Laura 's campaign: Glad to head back to school
WHITEHALL, Ohio -- Laura Bush reads to children with an unwavering smile, trades pets' names with pupils, hold hands in the hall and, if she's in the mood, makes "rabbit ears" behind a child's head when it's time to take a picture.
N.D. governor candidate remains in race despite breast cancer
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The Democratic nominee for governor has breast cancer but will remain in the race, her campaign confirmed Friday.
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.
Mayfield wins Winston Cup pole
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Given that he's been up and down since the start of the season, Jeremy Mayfield didn't exactly surprise anyone with another pole.
Initial test of Indy F1 track passes muster
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Fast, slow and no flow. That's the word from the drivers following the first day of practice for the first United States Grand Prix at Indy.
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.
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.
Pequot Lakes defense, mark still perfect
PEQUOT LAKES -- If Hollywood filmed the perfect football homecoming clich it would go like this. The home team scores a lot of points, the visiting team scores none. There are fireworks and, after the game, a golden sunset, dancing, a bonfire and a karaoke contest.
Currie is workhorse for W-DC
WADENA -- Senior running back Tyler Currie rushed 40 times for 280 yards and three touchdowns and also returned a kickoff 90 yards for a score to lead the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines past the East Grand Forks Green Wave 38-14 in a Northern Lakes Conference football game Friday.
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.
Area events Saturday
High School Volleyball
Forest Lake def. Cloquet 15-5, 15-3, 15-9
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.
Willmar pulls upset
ST. CLOUD -- Willmar took a giant stride toward its first Central Lakes Conference football championship since 1993 with a stunning 14-7 win at Alexandria in a battle of unbeaten teams Friday.
CLC's fast learner offsets her lack of experience
Experience isn't always the most important factor in success. Desire, hard work and the self-confidence to ask questions and learn quickly from answers received can mean just as much.
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.
Aitkin edges Ogilvie 6-0
AITKIN -- Dillon Heins of Aitkin blocked a punt and scampered 25 yards in the fourth quarter as the Gobblers edged the Ogilvie Lions 6-0 in a Great River Conference football game on Friday.
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.
Pierz coasts to victory
PIERZ --The Pierz Pioneers scored 21 points in the second quarter and went on to record a 34-6 victory over the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Lakers in a Central Minnesota Conference match up Friday night.
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.
C-I leaves Two Harbors in fog
CROSBY -- On a day that resembled a setting from an Edgar Alan Poe poem the Crosby-Ironton Rangers football team won the battle of turnovers and everything else.
Eagle Valley blasts Pillager
PILLAGER -- The Pillager Huskies were dominated by the Eagle Valley Rebels Friday night 43-6 in a Prairie Conference game.
BHS' Selk thinks additional games will be OK for programs
For years the Minnesota State Hockey Coaches Association was rejected when it asked the Minnesota State High School League to increase the number of contests in a season.
Kern, Bramer pace Verndale
VERNDALE -- The Verndale Pirates football team defeated the Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Wolverines 36-8 Friday by getting strong performances from Matt Kern and Chris Bramer.
SCSU football coach reprimanded for prank
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- St. Cloud State head football coach Randy Hedberg was reprimanded and ordered to seek counseling to improve interpersonal skills after he played a prank on an injured player.
Park Rapids stops Staples-Motley
PARK RAPIDS-- The Park Rapids Panthers defeated the Staples-Motley Cardinals 20-6 in a Northern Lakes Conference game on Friday.
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.
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.
High school football
Ada-Borup 22, Red Lake Co. Central 8
High school volleyball
Adrian def. Westbrook-Walnut Grove 15-7, 15-3, 15-11
Warrior coaches have mixed reaction
Four of the five Brainerd High School coaches whose teams may play additional contests this winter like the idea of more events.
High School Football
Warriors make big splash at Apollo
ST. CLOUD -- In a swirling mist at Michie Field the Brainerd Warriors football team reigned over St. Cloud Apollo.
Pierz shuts out Aitkin
Pierz Tennis Team Shuts Out Aitkin
Raiders luring athletes from all over nation
The hero or heroine's journey is an archetypal pattern as old as time itself.
Flyers edge Tech
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers defeated the St. Cloud Tech Tigers 13-2 in a Central Lakes Conference game Friday night.
E-mail anywhere you go is possible
The Sharp TM-20 e-mail device offers a new way to keep connected while you travel. This 6-by-3-inch unit receives and sends e-mail using any phone -- but without requiring a phone cord, thereby getting around wireless communications' pitfalls of low bandwidth and poor signal quality.
What to look for in an ink-jet printer
Buying an ink jet printer has never been easier -- or harder. It's easier than ever because there are so many good printers on the market. And it's harder because there are so many good printers to choose from.
Beyond the banner ad
Visitors to a Web portal got a sneak peek this summer at the frontier of online advertising: a banner showing a Ford Thunderbird being auctioned on eBay. The ad opened a window into the Web auction, displaying a mini-photo as well as the constantly changing price and number of bidders.
Net is vulnerable to hoaxes
Don't believe everything you read on the Internet.
Digital camera presents limitations
With gear, beauty is in the hands as well as the eye of the beholder, and Canon has found a new way to satisfy both of those senses.
Playing the name game for profit gets personal
What's in a name? If you ask the owners of JimSmith.com, BrianFrank.com and many other people who have registered their fairly common birth names as dot-coms, the answer is jealousy.
Apple unveils trial of new operating system
Apple Computer Inc. last week officially rolled out a trial version of its new operating system, OS X, which it says will be easier to use and less prone to software crashes.
Watch out for bees
Weather drawing by Jared Nusbaum of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Weather drawing by Amanda Nord of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Confession is good for soul, but not for future marriage
DEAR ABBY: Six months ago, I met a man through a mutual friend. We've been inseparable since our first lunch date. A month later he said he had a "confession." I thought, "Wow, so do I ...!"
Brainerd Area Zonta will meet for their program meeting at noon Wednesday at the Sawmill Inn. Rotary member Ruth Gmeinder will speak on the Rotary's literacy project in Haiti. Contact Shirley at 829-0062.
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.
What a great start to the 2000 United Way Drive! The chili cook-off/kick-off with 60 teams and over 1500 in attendance is a reflection of the support and belief that you have in Crow Wing County United Way and its agencies.
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.
It's parents vs. media marketing
We suspected our crafty kids were sneaking into R-rated movies the minute we dropped them off at the multiplex.
The Camp Confidence seventh annual auction was held Sept. 9 and raised over $18,000 after expenses. Many thanks go out to the volunteers and businesses that contributed to the huge success of this event. Doug Campbell was chairman.
Mining town reflects bitter political split in Yugoslavia
PLEVLJA, Yugoslavia -- Shiny white Montenegrin police Land Rovers zoom through the winding streets of this mining town ruled by President Slobodan Milosevic's loyalists. A patrol of Yugoslav soldiers in full military gear parades in front of local cafes, flexing their muscles.
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.
Boy's narrow escape throws light on child jockeys' fate
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- All 10-year-old Mohammed remembers is meeting a mysterious red-bearded man in his village in Pakistan, and then waking up from a drug-induced stupor in an airport thousands of miles away.
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.
Suit filed as Milosevic trails opinion polls
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- A pro-government group has filed a lawsuit against several public opinion agencies that reported President Slobodan Milosevic trailing in polls ahead of Sunday's presidential vote, state media said Saturday.
Russian provide latest challenge to U.N. sanctions on Iraq
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A Russian airliner touched down in Iraq on Saturday, carrying a soccer team, musicians, businesspeople and medical supplies, the latest challenge to U.N. sanctions put in place after the Persian Gulf War.
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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