Marie LeBlanc, Brainerd, has been named to the St. Olaf College dean's list for the second semester of 2001-02.
Census: Private schools draw 10 percent of students
The parents of about 10 percent of Minnesota's K-12 students send their children to private schools in search of a more rigorous academic tradition or, in the case of parochial schools, religious instruction.
Working mothers like General Mills
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Working Mother magazine has named General Mills Inc. one of the top 10 companies in America for working mothers.
California OKs paid family leave
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California has become the first state in the country to enact a comprehensive paid family leave program that allows workers to take six weeks off to care for a newborn, a newly adopted child or ill family member.
LITTLE FALLS -- One person was injured Monday in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 27 east of Little Falls.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 423, a year ago 186.
Stay in touch with your legislators
Area legislators and how to contact them.
Crow Wing sheriff
PILLAGER -- A 15-year-old Brainerd girl injured in an accident Friday was reported in serious condition today at a Twin Cities hospital.
Ward gives Americans Solheim Spirit in victory
EDINA -- It took 12 players to bring the Solheim Cup back to the United States. It took one to show what the tournament is all about.
Amy Herboldt, certified ophthalmic assistant with Northern Eye Center in Brainerd (left) performed an optic nerve analysis on Julie Vroman in a booth during the Ageless Expo Saturday at the Brainerd Civic Center. The day was filled with presentations that were geared to seniors and younger.
A special East Gull Lake dog has battled back from cancer, thanks to unconventional treatments by two area veterinarians. Read more about this story in the Neighbors section.
WADENA -- Ethelyn Pearson may be 81, but the plucky Wadena woman single-handedly fended off an intruder who tried to crawl through her bedroom window during the late night hours of Sept. 6.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 23 - 100 years ago (1902) - Con O'Brien, the enterprising and hustling merchant, has already let the contract for the erection of a modern two story brick block on Laurel Street, and men are at work already hauling stone.
Early deer tests: No CWD so far
AITKIN -- The first tests for chronic wasting disease among deer shot near Aitkin have come back negative, the DNR said today.
Copies of the Branonian, the Brainerd High School yearbook, have arrived and may be picked up at the high school.
County OKs business subsidy policy
Crow Wing County is ready if a developer asks for help with a building project.
Two arrested in holdup
Two people are in custody after allegedly robbing the Cub Foods grocery store in northeast Brainerd Friday.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 24 - 80 years ago (1922) - The cynical bachelor seems to feel that all the modern girl can cook is his goose.
The Brainerd boys soccer team is in action today against Willmar. Read about the outcome in Tuesday sports.
BHS homecoming royalty
Danielle Arnold and Nate Eiesland smiled after being crowned the 2002 Brainerd High School homecoming king and queen Monday night. They will reign over this week's homecoming activities.
A Page 5A story in Monday's Dispatch should have stated Kaitlyn Jurek was transported to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Candidate forums taking shape
Political junkies will get plenty of chances to hear candidates debate the issues next month as civic organizations and broadcast outlets complete the scheduling for what will likely be a full slate of candidate forums.
Emmys recognize old 'Friends,' and 'West Wing' keeps piling up awards
LOS ANGELES -- Mostly overlooked for eight seasons, a resurgent "Friends" walked away with its first comedy series Emmy Award, while voters heaped more Emmy gold on "The West Wing."
Double amputee killed by falling rock on Mount Rainier
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) -- Twenty years after the mountains took Ed Hommer's legs, they took his life.
Battle of Baghdad
QUANTICO, Va. -- Despite the vast technological superiority of U.S. forces in potential combat against Iraqi troops, the prospect of a street fight in Baghdad makes American war planners shudder.
Congressional opponents of war face uphill battle
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A few Democratic lawmakers are raising their hands in protest as Congress prepares to give the president the go-ahead to "use all means" to end the threat from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Memo in focus
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A July 2001 memo by an FBI agent warning that Osama bin Laden might send terrorists to the United States for flight training was disregarded by headquarters, which was unaware officials previously tried to identify Middle Eastern flight students in this country, a congressional investigator said Tuesday.
Administration considering lowering alert to yellow
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two weeks after putting the nation on high alert, President Bush and his advisers are discussing whether to lower the nationwide terror alert back to code yellow because of disruptions in the al-Qaida terrorist network, government officials say.
Cary Grant stamp Oct. 15
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Debonair leading man Cary Grant will be honored with a postage stamp next month.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tired from a day of volunteer work, Charla Moye was ready to relax when she returned home one afternoon. But after a driver plowed into her neighbor's yard -- and the woman's three children -- Moye charged out to the scene.
Mother in videotaped beating says not a monster
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) -- A woman caught on videotape beating her 4-year-old daughter in a department store parking lot said Monday that none of her three children have ever been abused before.
Now it's code yellow
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two weeks after putting the nation on high alert, President Bush lowered the nationwide terror alert back to code yellow on Tuesday because of disruptions in the al-Qaida terrorist network.
Postal Service reduces loss
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Finances are continuing to improve for the post office, which now appears likely to finish the fiscal year with a loss of less than $1 billion.
Miss America tells of harassment
NEW YORK (AP) -- Newly crowned Miss America Erika Harold said Monday that as a high school student she endured racial and sexual harassment so severe that it escalated into death threats.
Dunkin' Donuts founder dies at 86
MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) -- William Rosenberg, the food franchising pioneer who founded the Dunkin' Donuts chain and saw it spread from coast to coast and into 37 countries, died Friday of bladder cancer. He was 86.
Prime change unlikely
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stock market turbulence, a stagnant job market and heightened worries about a possible war with Iraq are motivation enough for the Federal Reserve to keep short-term interest rates low in the months ahead, economists say.
Lawmakers close to Iraq resolution, but will limit it to Iraq instead of 'region'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers are close to giving President Bush the congressional authorization he wants to take on Saddam Hussein, saying they will limit the mandate to Iraq to satisfy Democrats' unease about Bush's request to restore security to the whole region.
Airlines still needy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Struggling airlines are asking the government for financial help little more than a year after Congress approved a $5 billion cash bailout and a $10 billion loan guarantee program to aid the industry after the Sept. 11 attacks.
New Miss America combines brains with beauty
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- For years, the people behind Miss America have been telling the world there's more to her than a rhinestone crown and a pretty smile.
WASHINGTON -- Former Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore Monday issued a broad and blistering critique of George W. Bush's Iraq policy, branding it politically divisive to the nation and the world and potentially destabilizing.
Random checks going
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Random security screening of people about to board planes could be phased out next year as Transportation Security Administration chief James Loy tries to make air travel less burdensome.
Browns keep cool, win in overtime
The Cleveland Browns kept their composure and finally pulled out a close game.
Guess who's back sliding in Cincy
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Instead of rambling toward third base and flinging himself defiantly on his chest, Pete Rose ambled over and carefully flopped on his belly.
Angels fail to lock up playoff berth
It's been 16 years since the Angels went to the playoffs, and they're willing to wait a couple more days.
O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals
Bucs leave Rams winless
TAMPA, Fla. -- The St. Louis Rams have fallen, and there's no telling when they'll get up.
Diamondbacks miss another chance to clinch playoff spot
Mike Kinkade and the Los Angeles Dodgers waited until the end to win it. Because of them, a couple of other teams will have to wait a little longer, too.
Adam J. Hartung
CROSBY -- Adam J. Hartung, 89, Crosby, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Dorothy F. Rosier
Dorothy F. Rosier, 82, Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Dorothy S. Flink
FRAZEE -- Dorothy S. Flink, 59, Frazee, formerly of Brainerd, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the Frazee Care Center.
Paul Wendlandt Jr.
DEERWOOD -- Paul Wendlandt Jr., 72, Deerwood, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Christie H. Annis
DULUTH -- Christie Helen Annis, 96, Duluth, formerly of Nisswa, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, in the Benedictine Health Center.
Clark J. Kretzman
Clark J. Kretzman, 54, Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at home.
Genevieve C. Nephew
Genevieve C. Nephew, 79, Brainerd, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Adam J. Hartung
CROSBY -- Adam J. Hartung, 88, Crosby, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Julia R. Kasper
MOTLEY -- Julia R. Kasper, 88, Motley, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at the Moorhead Health Care Center in Moorhead.
Ralph J. Smieja
ROYALTON -- Ralph J. Smieja, 69, Royalton, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at his home from cancer.
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. -- Eva Hearold, 76, Gardnerville, Nev., died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002.
Phyllis Matthews, 86, Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Phyllis Matthews, 86, Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Blaise P. Sufka
ROYALTON -- Blaise Peter Sufka, 91, Royalton, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Ambrose M. Smelter
SAUK RAPIDS -- Ambrose M. Smelter, 85, Sauk Rapids, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Julia R. Kasper
MOTLEY -- Julia R. Kasper, 89, Motley, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at Moorhead Health Care Center in Moorhead.
John A. Wedel
AITKIN -- John A. Wedel, 84, Aitkin, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Dorothy F. Rosier
Dorothy F. Rosier, 82, Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Russell D. Christensen
MERRIFIELD -- Russell David Christensen, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at home.
Clark J. Kretzman
Clark J. Kretzman, 54, Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at his home.
These comments are about the proposed motocross track, sales and service business south of Brainerd.
Curbing the budget
With barely more than a week left before the fiscal year ends and not one appropriations bill yet at the president's desk, it seems clear that Congress will end up kicking back much of its work on the federal budget until sometime after the November election.
Endorsement letters limited to 50 words
The Dispatch encourages readers to contribute to the Open Forum.
Oh, Ozzy Osbourne, what have you done?
I am proud to support Tim Penny, the Independence Party candidate for Governor. There will be no negative campaigning. His message is positive and straight-forward. Tim Penny's campaign will set an example of what Minnesotans should expect from their candidates for office. Vote "Tim Penny, Independence Party".
The new domino theory
Behind concern about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, there's another force propelling American forces toward combat in Iraq: A new domino theory.
Brainerd's Memorial Day observances, although less raucous than our area's famed Fourth of July celebrations, have a tradition just as rich.
Dixon races to 24th career victory
MILLINGTON, Tenn. -- Larry Dixon earned his eighth win of the season and the 24th of his career Sunday at the O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals at Memphis Motorsports Park.
Johnson, Martin had contrasting ideas in MBNA 400
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson and Mark Martin are drivers with a common goal: winning NASCAR's ultimate prize.
Area racers pace Mighty Axe Nationals
BARROWS -- Three area racers collected podium finishes (first through third place) in two feature races at the first Mighty Axe Nationals at North Central Speedway Saturday and Sunday nights.
Northwest plane's landing gear collapses, no injuries
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Northwest Airlines passenger plane experienced trouble on the runway Sunday night when its landing gear collapsed.
State bioterror response in the works
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota's public health officials say some parts of the state are more ready than others for a bioterrorism attack but, all in all, the state is prepared.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The last surviving sibling of former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey has died.
Missing Sartell man found in Mississippi River
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Authorities have found the body of a Sartell man in the Mississippi River in St. Cloud.
NSP elminates guards at non-nuclear plants
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Although government officials regard power plants as prime targets for terrorists, Northern States Power-Minnesota has eliminated security guards at its metro-area generating plants to cut costs, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Tuesday.
New faiths make their mark in state
Minnesota's religious landscape became more diverse in the 1990s, although the state remains mostly Lutheran and Catholic, according to a survey of U.S. religious institutions.
Census: Minnesota women gaining in mostly male jobs
The percentage of Minnesota women working in traditionally male-dominated occupations, like firefighting and mining, grew significantly during the 1990s, according to new data from the 2000 census.
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- Two "bomb explosions." Twenty-eight people "injured." Eighteen people "killed."
Rochester shuts out Raiders, 58-0
ROCHESTER -- Lentrell Nealy and Wuentin Bowen combined for 228 yards on the ground as Rochester Community Technical College rolled to a 58-0 victory over the Central Lakes College Raiders football team Saturday.
Staples-Motley boys, girls run to titles at Princeton Invitational
PRINCETON -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals won the boys' and girls' competitions in the 31-team Princeton cross country invitational Saturday.
Raiders volleyball team finishes third at Bethany
MANKATO -- Valerie Diedrich led the way for the Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team, which finished second in pool play, before dropping its match to Mesabi to finish the Bethany tournament in a two-way tie for third place.
Warrior volleyball team third
BAGLEY -- Haley Bower had 39 kills, 14 ace serves and 33 digs to lead the Brainerd Warriors volleyball team to third place in the Bagley tournament Saturday.
Pierz second, Aitkin fourth at Ogilvie tournament
OGILVIE -- The Pierz Pioneers were runners-up and the Aitkin Gobblers were third in the Ogilvie volleyball tournament Saturday.
Alexandria sweeps season series vs. Brainerd
ALEXANDRIA -- Brainerd's Jason Roberts and Jesse Bates each recorded a goal and assist, but it wasn't enough as the Alexandria Cardinals swept the season series from the Warriors with a 3-2 Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer victory Saturday.
Tech Tigers blank Flyers
BELLE PRAIRIE -- Little Falls goalies Holly Hoheisel and Jessi Olson combined for 16 saves, but the St. Cloud Tech Tigers finished with 25 shots on goal for a 9-0 Central Lakes Conference victory over the Flyers Monday.
Warriors blank Willmar
BAXTER -- Come Tuesday morning Pat Freeman might be the big man on campus at Brainerd High School.
Openings remain on the Brainerd Family YMCA's Dolphin Swim Team.
Brainerd winless at own tennis meet
Teresa Fogal and Katie Watland highlighted a winless day for the Brainerd Warriors tennis team Saturday at the Brainerd invitational.
Tech blast Flyers
ST. CLOUD -- The Little Falls Flyers boys soccer team lost to the St. Cloud Tech Tigers 9-0 in Central Lakes Conference action Monday.
Swim team finishes fifth
ROSEMOUNT -- The 200-yard freestyle relay and diver Amanda Johnson led the Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team to a fifth-place finish at the Rosemount Invitational Saturday.
Pequot tennis improves to 18-1 on year
PARKERS PRAIRIE-- The Pequot Lakes Patriots switched up their line up and still came away with a 6-1 non-conference tennis victory over Parkers Prairie Monday.
JV girls' soccer team remains unbeaten
BAXTER -- The Brainerd Warriors junior varsity girls' soccer team defeated the Alexandria Cardinals 6-0 Saturday to remain unbeaten in 10 games.
Preimesberger sets C-I to win
CROSBY -- Crosby-Ironton's Brianna Wynn, Heather Santi, Jenna Kovatovich and Sarah Uglem combined for 59 kills and five ace serves in a 3-2 non-conference volleyball win over Sebeka Monday.
CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING
Staples-Motley wins title at Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- Staples-Motley won the 8-team Litchfield tennis tournament Saturday and the Cardinals' Jacque Peterson, Jenna Vogel, Emma Pipek and Kim Mosack won singles championships.
Pierz -- Kilah Berry led the Brainerd Warriors junior varsity volleyball team to a fifth-place showing in the Pierz tournament Saturday.
Pirates looking good
In Kyle Ashman and Casey Finck, the Verndale Pirates have possibly the best running duo in the lakes area.
Brainerd girls blank Alexandria
Baxter -- Kate Bjornson and Becka Gellert combined for 12 saves and Briana Olson finished with a goal and assist as the Brainerd Warriors blanked the Alexandria Cardinals 4-0 in Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer Saturday.
White Sox sweep Twins
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mark Buehrle wasn't at his best, but he was good enough to keep alive his hopes for a 20-win season.
Vikings sticking to plan
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings, one of the NFL's elite teams not so long ago, are slipping into a Monday routine: Analyzing what went wrong on Sunday.
Is win over Buffalo enough to ready Gophers for Big Ten?
MINNEAPOLIS -- With a 31-0 lead midway through the second quarter Saturday, Minnesota looked like it was ready for the Big Ten.
Chamberlain expected to play
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Tice said he hopes tight end Byron Chamberlain could be ready to play this weekend at Seattle.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Carolina Panthers have more important things to worry about than whether the rest of the league thinks they're any good.
State forecast for South Dakota
Changed tuesday night to tonight.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...A chance of morning showers northeast otherwise partly cloudy to mostly cloudy northeast. Windy this morning in the east. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy early portions of north and central... Mostly sunny elsewhere. Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy or becoming mostly cloudy. Rain becoming likely north. A chance of showers central and north. A slight chance of light showers south. Highs in the upper 40s northwest to the mid 60s south.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds from west to east. A chance of showers north and west. Highs from the lower 50s north to the middle 60s southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Becoming partly sunny west and central. Mostly sunny east. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers. Highs in the 50s.
Flying the flag proudly
Weather drawing by Grant Werthman in the Lowell kindergarten of Jan Wilcox.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Morning showers ending east...Otherwise partly sunny statewide. Highs in the 50s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Scattered showers ending west this morning. A chance of rain east through this afternoon. Highs from the upper 40s north to upper 50s south. Tonight...Clearing and cold with scattered frost. Lows from the middle 20s northeast to the upper 30s south.
Weather drawing by Chelsey Williams of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Hurricane tears into Yucatan
MERIDA, Mexico (AP) -- Hurricane Isidore dove into the Yucatan Peninsula, leaving hundreds of thousands of people huddled in darkness early Monday as howling winds ripped up trees, tore away rooftops and blocked highways.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Breezy north with a chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s northwest to mid 70s far southeast.
Meeting will begin with registration and hospitality at 9:30 a.m. followed by workshops, a business meeting, luncheon and program presented by Sharon Carlson, Saturday at the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. Chapter DV of Brainerd is hosting the gathering of members throughout the area.
Iraq conflict would start with bombing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- No matter what war plan President Bush chooses, if he decides to attack Iraq, the assault is almost certain to start from above.
Israeli, Palestinian officials meet to try to end standoff
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli and Palestinian officials met Monday to try and end a five-day siege of Yasser Arafat's office. Israel eased Arafat's isolation, letting a Palestinian Cabinet minister brief him on the negotiations.
Blair: Iraq poses threat
LONDON (AP) -- Iraq has military plans for the use of chemical and biological weapons, and has tried to acquire "significant quantities" of uranium from Africa, Britain said Tuesday in a dossier of evidence about Iraq's development of weapons of mass destruction.
Israeli troops backed by dozens of tanks raided Gaza City early Tuesday in the deepest incursion yet into the Palestinians' largest metropolis, killing nine Palestinians in gun battles in crowded neighborhoods.
French troops sent to Ivory Coast
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) -- Rebels boasted of their firepower, government troops crept up on them for an attack and French soldiers rolled into the countryside to protect foreigners, as Ivory Coast geared up for a showdown in its bloodiest-ever uprising.
Rumsfeld: U.S.-German relations were 'poisoned'
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Monday criticized the anti-U.S. tone of Germany's elections, saying it had the effect of "poisoning" U.S. relations with a longtime ally.
GANDHINAGAR, India (AP) -- Gunmen stormed a popular Hindu temple and opened fire, killing 23 worshippers and wounding 40 on Tuesday in a western Indian state where hundreds were killed in religious rioting this year, authorities said.
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