BAXTER -- The Brainerd Fire Department responded to two fires at two portable toilets Saturday at County Road 48 and Mountain Ash Drive in Baxter.
Allenby makes short work of PGA victory
LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) -- Once he got his mind back on golf, Robert Allenby made short work of the Pennsylvania Classic.
Bush signs order freezing assets of terrorists
WASHINGTON -- Calling it a "strike on the financial foundation" of terrorists, President Bush signed an executive order Monday freezing the assets of 27 individuals and organizations.
Questions about Bush's ability to do the job not being asked now
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ten months after a bitterly contested election, an anxious nation looks to its president for comfort, strength, and wartime leadership. The question that has dogged George W. Bush for years -- Is he up to the job? -- is not being asked now.
Ryan Klapperich, the son of Dave and Jan Klapperich of Baxter, was inducted Sunday into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the honor society for high achieving first- and second-year students, at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D.
Those wanting to help rescue dogs in NYC turn to lakes area woman
Dog owners are a rare breed, often going to great lengths to protect our four-legged canine companions.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-A new tree planting method for reforestation, designed to be simpler, and less expensive was started last week by Crow Wing County. Containerized stock is produced by using Styrofoam blocks with holes in them into which a mixture of soil and fertilizer is placed and a seed placed on top of that.
Attacks toll of dead, missing
Dead and missing from the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks:
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The newly crowned Miss America says she has a new mission: helping to lift the country's spirits in the wake of the terrorist attacks.
Interfaith service honors victims
NEW YORK -- Americans turned to their churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and even one of the city's baseball fields in hope that religion would offer a roadmap out of horror.
Welfare chief promotes marriage as way to move families out of poverty
WASHINGTON -- Wade Horn, the nation's new welfare chief, believes a ring, a walk down the aisle and a promise to love, honor and cherish may be the key to moving families out of poverty.
Healing from major burns a grueling process for survivors
WASHINGTON -- The critically burned patients resemble mummies, wrapped in gauze and a foil-like bandage impregnated with germ-fighting silver.
Economy was already weak before Sept. 11 terrorist attacks
NEW YORK -- The economy was weakening even before the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, a new Conference Board survey showed Monday.
Tightened security along U.S.-Mexico border complicates life, business
NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico -- Since the terror attacks in the United States, Pedro Rivera passes his days reading the newspaper while sitting in one of the handcrafted rockers he sells at the Monclovio Herrera market.
Stocks rebound at opening
NEW YORK -- Stocks surged Monday morning, rebounding from one of Wall Street's worst weeks ever. But the market remained extremely nervous, and no one was betting that the gains would hold.
Crop-dusters grounded nationwide
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government ordered a one-day grounding of crop-dusting planes nationwide, and newspapers reported possible links between the aircraft and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Giuliani trying to extend mayoral term
NEW YORK -- Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who is barred by term limits from running for re-election this fall, is trying to extend his term, a source close to the mayor told The Associated Press on Monday.
Rescuers find jetliner fuselage at Trade Center
NEW YORK -- Toiling in the rubble of the World Trade Center, firefighter Paul McGuire said he keeps "waiting for that cheer to ring out where they find someone."
Seminoles stumble, tumble in AP poll
Florida State stumbled, then tumbled in the AP media poll.
A's complete improbable run to playoffs
The Oakland Athletics poured out of the dugout and piled on closer Jason Isringhausen after completing their comeback from an abysmal April to a postseason berth.
Chasing McGwire's mark
SAN DIEGO -- The baseball player in America's spotlight was confused and frustrated Sunday morning. As he walked down the hallway toward his clubhouse, Barry Bonds stumbled into Tony Gwynn.
At Kansas City, Mo.
Griese, Smith lead Broncos
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Brian Griese compensated for the absence of Ed McCaffrey and Terrell Davis by turning to Rod Smith.
ONAMIA -- Edna Leander, 94, Onamia, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul.
Virginia A. Kelley
TAMARACK -- Virginia A. Kelley, 86, Tamarack, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at Villa Vista Nursing Home in Cromwell.
Bernard L. Nienaber
SHOREVIEW -- Bernard Ludwig Nienaber, 61, Shoreview, formerly of Brainerd, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, in Shoreview.
Eino E. Jutila
FIFTY LAKES -- Eino Elmer Jutila, 82, Fifty Lakes, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Bessie M. Wagner
AITKIN -- Bessie May Wagner, 97, Aitkin, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
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One 25-year-old's new perspective
Suddenly, I wish I were older. Much, much older. That this was happening at the end of my life instead of the prime of my life. That at 25 I wasn't faced with the realization that this is going to overshadow everything: falling in love, a promotion, getting engaged, getting married.
The meaning of patriotism
I enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1997. In light of past weeks' events, patriotism has a new meaning to me. The Encarta World English Dictionary defines the word "Patriotism" as "pride in or devotion to the country somebody was born in or is a citizen of." In the Oxford English Dictionary, the word "Patriotism" means "love of or zealous devotion to one's own country." Also, in The World Book Dictionary the word means "love and loyal support of one's country." The preceding definitions are the textbook definitions of patriotism; notice how similar in meaning they are. To sum up the three dictionary definitions, patriotism means love and devotion to your country.
The U.S. response
From the outset of the Sept. 11 tragedies President George W. Bush put terrorists on notice that there will be retribution for their heinous crimes. And yet the administration wisely resisted the impulse to launch missiles somewhere in the general direction of the terrorists in Afghanistan, just to show off our military might.
My mother, Eleanor Carter, lives in Brainerd, and is a resident of Woodland Good Samaritan Village. She is a retired registered nurse and a veteran of World War II, where she worked in an Army hospital in England, as a nurse anesthetist. She saw some horrible things during that war, but went on to have a productive life that included marriage, five children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was still working in Brainerd as a home health nurse when she was 70 years old. She will be 82 years old next month on October 26.
Earnhardt emotional winner at Dover
DOVER, Del. -- Cal Ripken Jr. was thrilled to wave the green flag to start the NASCAR race named in his honor. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was even more emotional circling the track with the American flag after one of the most popular victories in the history of the sport.
Densham, Marnell score first NHRA wins
MILLINGTON, Tenn. -- Gary Densham and George Marnell, two of drag racing's most noted journeymen, scored their first career victories Sunday at the AutoZone Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Memphis Motorsports Park.
Terror is a tricky subject for Minnesota professors
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The complexities of talking about terrorism in a college classroom became clear to the dean of student life at St. Oalf College in Northfield a few days after the attacks.
Hopkins woman dies in accident
CUSHING -- A 76-year-old Hopkins woman is dead following a single-vehicle accident Saturday on 260th Street in Morrison County, near Cushing.
MAC delays building, cuts spending, after terrorist attacks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Metropolitan Airports Commission will slow the $3.1 billion expansion of the Twin Cities airport, has cut $4.2 million in spending and has decided to defer work on planned retail expansion at the main terminal.
Heightened Minnesota security visible everywhere
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Experts say Minnesota likely wouldn't be the target of a terrorist attack, but heightened security is very visible nonetheless.
It's instant autumn in Minnesota.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Jacob Baerg, Victor Kuchera and Harry Burau haven't seen it yet, but there's a new monument honoring them at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Gold'n Plump marks 75th year
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- In the St. Cloud area's second-largest family owned business, there's no question about whether the chicken or the egg came first.
Ramsey County judge offers wedding services for military
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Ramsey County District Judge James Campbell began offering to perform wedding services at no cost for military personnel when the Gulf War started in 1990.
Minnesota stocks hurt along with companies nationwide
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Having headquarters in Minnesota did little to shield the state's major publicly traded companies as their stocks headed south along with the stock of companies nationwide as Wall Street experienced its worst week since 1933.
Furniture builder mistakenly gets two federal rebate checks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Custom furniture builder Mike McGlynn was against the federal government's decision to send out tax rebate checks. He was doubly annoyed when he became one of about a dozen citizens nationwide to get a second check.
CLC fourth at Bethany
MANKATO -- The Central Lakes College Raiders won three of four matches and placed fourth at the Bethany volleyball invitational Saturday.
S-M girls win nation's largest cross country meet
Princeton -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals won the girls' meet and were second in the boys' division at the Princeton Invitational Saturday, billed as the nation's largest cross country meet.
Raiders slosh past Hibbing 12-7
HIBBING -- Sloppiness and penalties ruled as the Central Lakes College Raiders beat Hibbing 12-7 in Minnesota Community College Conference football Saturday.
Warrior swim team fifth at Rosemount
Rosemount-- The Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team scored 193 points to finish fifth in the Rosemount Invitational Saturday.
Brainerd boys kick Cards for first time
Alexandria -- Nine games into the season, the Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer team appears to be finally pulling it together.
Minnesota 3 0 7 0 -- 10
Finley delivers blow to Twins' playoff hopes
MINNEAPOLIS -- Chuck Finley thrives in the heat of September playoff races.
Twins to play Atlanta, Florida for first time in 2002 regular season
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kirby Puckett won't be there to hit a game-winning homer, and Jack Morris won't be available to pitch, but the Atlanta Braves will return to the Metrodome next season to play the Minnesota Twins.
Football revenue vital to 'U' athletics budget
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota football team must fill the Metrodome like never before to cover the athletic department's mounting bills and overcome its existing deficit.
Chicago not Vikings' kind of town
CHICAGO -- There's something about Jim Miller that brings out the best in the Chicago Bears.
Vikings' Griffith breaks leg
CHICAGO (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings safety Robert Griffith broke his right leg on the opening kickoff Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
Wild put out Flames in exhibition game
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Andrew Brunette scored one of Minnesota's three first-period goals and the Wild then survived a rocky second period Sunday in a 3-2 exhibition victory over the Calgary Flames.
Iowa state forecast
Frost advisory for much of western and central iowa tonight...
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s northeast to around 70 southwest.
Ready for the weekend hunt
Weather drawing by Nicholas Belgum in the Baxter School third-grade class of Mrs. Brenny.
The Weather Elsewhere
Minnesota state forecast
Corrected extended portion temperatures
Wisconsin state forecast
Freeze advisory tonight north central and northeast...
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Sunny. Highs from the upper 50s northeast to lower 70s west.
Names and faces
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Author Stephen Ambrose and his family have given $100,000 to help preserve 17 acres of open space in the city he calls home.
Dear Heloise: We have a large family, and I enjoy purchasing birthday and Christmas gifts for them. I found I was having a hard time remembering from year to year what I had gotten and in fact repeated a gift for one of our sons.
Lesbian daughter's biological clock ticks in mother's ears
DEAR ABBY: What do you do when your daughter tells you she has turned into a lesbian?
Bin Laden calls on Pakistanis to fight 'the American crusade'
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Osama bin Laden, the prime suspect in the terror attacks on the United States, called on Pakistan's Muslims to fight "the American crusade," according to a statement broadcast by an Arab television station.
Pakistan pulls diplomats from Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan announced Monday it had removed its diplomats from Afghanistan, and the hardline Taliban leader said the United States should withdraw its forces from the Persian Gulf and end its "bias" against Palestinians if it wants to eliminate the threat of global terrorism.
Pope calls on faithful to rebuild Catholic Church in Central Asia
ASTANA, Kazakstan -- Pope John Paul II called on Catholics to rebuild the Church in post-Communist Central Asia but cautioned against aggressive proselytizing in a land of many faiths.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A leftist party with roots in Poland's former communist regime won a majority in parliamentary elections Sunday, according to exit polls that also indicated the political extinction of Solidarity.
Stocks show rally in Europe after mixed performance in Asia
LONDON -- European stock prices advanced broadly Monday, led by gains in automobile, banking and insurance shares, after a mixed performance in Asia.
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