ON the JOB Q & A
Job satisfaction and career advancement are important, but ultimately, many workers just want more money. Then, like these two, they're faced with how to get it.
Signs the boss plans to fire you
Is the boss thinking of letting you go? It's a question that occurs to many workers these days as companies look for ways to streamline in a weak economy.
Is recycling being canned?
WASHINGTON -- Fifteen years after recycling entered the use-and-toss consciousness of the average American consumer, the record of participation has been pretty good. Today, more than 30 percent of the nation's waste is recycled, up from about 10 percent in 1987.
To save a bundle, ignore the due date and write check each month
When Takoma Park, Md., lawyer Bruce Levitt got the statement last month on his $3,000 loan from Household Finance Corp., he thought HFC's computer had glitched. His next "payment due" wasn't until Nov. 24 -- three months away.
A buyer from Europe is no longer interested in the Potlatch mill and pulled out of consideration last week.
IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL
Navigating her 18-wheeler through the thirsty summer terrain of Central California, veteran truck driver Alice Chaney becomes an impromptu tour guide: "On the right, we have desert," she says, waving a hand toward the passenger window. "On the left, even more desert."
Deferring retirement could pay
If you've been putting off the retirement you've been planning for decades, it might pay to wait just a little longer if you have an old-style pension fund.
Investors brace for more bad news
NEW YORK -- Now for the really bad news on Wall Street, and it's not just today's disappointing earnings. It's the fear that tomorrow might be even worse.
A puzzling waste of aluminum
WASHINGTON -- Not everything that goes into the recycling bin has the same value.
'Idiot's Guide to the Bible' not quite idiotic
Notable for their orange-and-blue covers and good sales, "The Complete Idiot's Guide" paperbacks are certainly eclectic. Among the 550-some topics in the series: acupuncture, beer, breast-feeding, Elvis, in-laws and "Being Sexy."
One synagogue, two members
VIRGINIA, Minn. -- She first came to the red-brick temple in her father's arms, carried past stained-glass windows, up to the stage for a special day. She was just 1 week old.
Open and affirming
First Congregational United Church of Christ declared itself to be an open and affirming congregation Nov. 19, 2000, by vote of the congregation.
Former California priests charged with felony child abuse
DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) -- Two former Roman Catholic priests were charged with molesting children and an arrest warrant was issued for a third former priest who is apparently outside the country.
South Carolina pagans gather for 'Pride Day'
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- In the very conservative, very Christian upstate section of South Carolina, a group of pagans met to welcome the autumnal equinox, celebrate the harvest and study the tenets of their various faiths.
Nancy Holden, Christian psychologist and workshop leader, will have a marriage workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Living Savior Lutheran Church in Lake Shore. This free workshop is open to all. For more information, call 963-9733. Pre-registration is encouraged but not necessary.
Environmental concerns a growing priority in many congregations
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Between bites of kugel and sips of matzoh ball soup, the conversation at Rabbi Jon-Jay Tilsen's Shabbat dinner each week inevitably goes in one direction.
Basic skills tests keep confounding some students
ROSEVILLE (AP) -- Roughly 5,500 students who took one or more of the state's graduation exams this summer passed all of the tests they took, a success rate of 29 percent, state officials reported Friday.
Chad and Deidra are waiting for you
Chad has been left in the dust. At least that's how he is feeling.
Wives save lives
In nearly a quarter-century of wedded bliss, I have often said that if it weren't for my wife, I would be either dead or in prison. Now I know I am at least half-right.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle estimate: 450. Last Thursday: 896. Year ago Thursday: 404. Wednesday actual: 610.
Farm lenders report less than rosy outlook
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Agricultural bankers in the Ninth Federal Reserve District say farmers faced increasingly tough financial conditions in the second quarter of this year, largely because of a summer drought or too much rain.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 750. Last Friday: 1023. Year ago Friday: 285. Thursday actual: 503.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 381, a year ago 617.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 275, a year ago 336.
MONDAY -- B-Poptart, string cheese or yogurt, juice. L-Chili w/crackers, mozzarella sticks, fresh veggies/dip, corn meal muffin, cherry creme splash.
A cell phone call led to the Brainerd Fire Department responding to a rescue call at 9:03 p.m. Friday on Greenwood Street.
CLC golfers gunning for state and regional honors
It's on to phase 2 for the Central Lakes College Raiders men's and women's golf teams as each has wrapped up North Division titles.
Researchers find natural proteins that may block progression of HIV infection
WASHINGTON -- In research that solves a 16-year medical mystery, scientists have identified a group of proteins that inhibit the progression of HIV in people who are resistant to the virus that causes AIDS.
Two New Hampshire patients get kidneys from the other's family
NEWTON, Mass. (AP) -- Two families with loved ones in need of kidney transplants seemed to be out of luck -- until they found each other.
Bush administration prepares to offer smallpox vaccine to public
WASHINGTON -- Moving aggressively to steel the nation against bioterrorism, the Bush administration is preparing to offer the effective but risky smallpox vaccine to every American before an attack ever occurs.
Herpes drug shown to prevent transmission of the virus that causes painful sores
SAN DIEGO -- People with genital herpes who worry about passing the virus to others should be offered a prescription drug that has been shown for the first time to reduce transmission, a researcher says.
Syphilis outbreak indicates danger of HIV increasing among gay men, CDC says
ATLANTA (AP) -- An increase in syphilis infections among gay and bisexual men in New York and elsewhere indicates they may be letting their guard down against sexually transmitted diseases, the government said Thursday.
Studies: High blood pressure in pregnant women can be detected and controlled
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- A researcher has developed a test he says can predict early on whether a pregnant women will develop a potentially lethal form of high blood pressure called pre-eclampsia. And he offered evidence that aspirin at bedtime can ward off the condition.
The anatomy of a door opening
When we were carpenters, our most common side-job was creating openings in walls. We'd cut out the wallboard, remove several studs, install a "header" (a beam to hold up the ceiling and roof), install supports to hold up the header, patch the wallboard, and occasionally, install a door into the opening. It is just that easy. But, there are tricks that can make the job even easier.
The real cost of home projects
Here's a scenario most do-it-yourselfers can identify with:
Q & A
Q. Kathy asks: I read your article about ceiling fans and agree wholeheartedly about their use all season long.
Don't put away gardening tools just yet
Gardeners can send themselves a colorful spring gift with just a little effort this weekend.
Tips for choosing and caring for a hand saw
Besides making the job easier, using the proper hand saw will make for a better finished product, and often will contribute to job safety.
Experts' advice on planting bulbs
* Most bulbs like full sun, but some will tolerate partial shade.
Spanish farmhouse influenced Design K-37
Cliff May, an architect in California, designed the first ranch home about 60 years ago. It was patterned after Spanish farmhouses. Design K-37 is a modern ranch with a very formal facade. A design firm from Atlanta -- where classical homes are popular -- created Design K-37.
Keep cutting tools nice and sharp
Here's a safety tip. If you love to tinker with cutting tools, there is something you should know about them.
Take a bird's-eye view to find unused space
It's the rare home furnishings catalog that urges readers to lie on the floor and look ceilingward to scope out unused space.
People in small towns must cooperate to solve sewage problems
Everyone generates wastewater, but we don't usually talk about it around the dinner table or when we get together with friends.
Nisswa woman arrested in drug raid
NISSWA -- A 23-year-old Nisswa woman was arrested on drug charges Tuesday after officers conducted a search warrant at her home and found chemicals used to make methamphetamine.
FORESTVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL
The winning name is Forestview Middle School.
Dirty work for a good cause
Brainerd School Board members Janet Moran (left) finished planting her tree while Bob Nystrom, Ruth Gmeinder, Randy Klinger, Lew Hudson and Bernie Roberts watched at the site of the Forestview Middle School ground breaking Thursday in Baxter.
A young Pierz woman is learning how to adjust to life after a car accident this summer left her paralyzed. Read more about this story in Monday's Dispatch.
Classmates rally around friend severely burned in rollover car accident
While their classmate is being treated for severe injuries -- third- and fourth-degree facial, neck and shoulder burns -- in a Minneapolis burn unit, a group of sophomores at Brainerd High School started a grassroots effort to raise money for their friend and her family.
The Brainerd Fire Department will hold its annual open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10.
Court hearing set on state's lawsuit against Potlatch, Sappi
A court hearing is set Wednesday in Crow Wing County on a motion for summary judgment in the state's case against Sappi Ltd. and Potlatch.
Take care not to rupture gas lines
Call before you dig.
The Brainerd High School Kixters will host a reunion and alumna performance at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 30 at the high school.
Hollering at homecoming
Brainerd High School sophomores cheered for their Warrior football players during the homecoming parade Friday afternoon. The Warriors won their homecoming game. See game story and photos in Sports. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Back in action
The Lindners are back in front of the camera. Sunday's North Country features their new venture.
State trooper assaulted near Long Prairie
LONG PRAIRIE (AP) -- Authorities searched Friday for a man who allegedly assaulted a Minnesota state trooper.
This was Brainerd
30 years ago (1972) - Brainerd and Staples Athletic directors Ron Stolski and Norm Card have co-authored a new plan for conducting the Minnesota State High School football playoffs, a first class sectional playoff system involving 64 schools in each class.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 27 - 20 years ago (1982) - Evening school enrollment peaked at 522 at the end of registration yesterday.
Public meetings set on health of Mille Lacs Lake
A study of Mille Lacs Lake health is nearing completion and four public meetings are set to share the study results and gain public involvement.
MADISON, Ill. (AP) -- A man who heard screams and rushed into a home to save a woman from an attacker is a convicted felon who may have been risking a return to prison, police said.
Suspects in deadly bank robbery captured
NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) -- The search for three men wanted in one of the nation's deadliest bank robberies ended at a gas station a few hours after the holdup that left five people dead. A fourth suspect also was arrested, authorities said Friday.
Mother of missing former NBA star wants life support removed from other son
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) -- Miles Dabord's mother wants doctors to remove life support systems from her son, who is suspected of killing his brother, former NBA player Bison Dele.
Victims of deadly bank robbery remembered by family, friends
NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) -- Evonne M. Tuttle had a knack for handling customers at the newspaper where she worked. Samuel Sun loved to watch football on television with his two sons. Lisa Bryant had just returned from her honeymoon when all three, and two other people, were shot to death during a bank holdup.
Louisiana seeks federal disaster aid for cleanup from Isidore
DELACROIX, La. (AP) -- Rain from Tropical Storm Isidore spread deeper into the country early Friday, drowning a motorist who tried to cross a flooded road in Tennessee and leaving thousands of people in several states without power as they dug in for long hours of bailing water from cars and homes.
Bush acts to cover 'unborn children' with government health care
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration said Friday it will consider developing fetuses as "unborn children" under a government-funded health program, brushing aside complaints that the move is an effort to undercut abortion rights.
Economy grows at 1.3 percent rate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The economy grew at an annual rate 1.3 percent in the spring, a performance that was slightly stronger than previously thought but which still marked a dramatic slowdown from the beginning of the year.
Isidore exposes weaknesses in disaster preparedness
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- As the floodwaters from Tropical Storm Isidore began to recede, Louisiana officials and residents said the storm revealed some crucial problems in the state's preparedness that could grow worse in a hurricane.
Tax-exempt groups freed from pre-election ad ban
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal election officials have narrowed the range of interest groups affected by political ad restrictions in the nation's new campaign finance law.
States, courts seek answers for drivers with medical conditions
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- For decades, lawmakers have grappled with how to license drivers who have epilepsy or other serious medical conditions while keeping them and their fellow motorists safe behind the wheel.
Protests under way at World Bank
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Protesters chained themselves together, broke windows and harassed police with false 911 calls Friday in a loosely knit effort to shut down the nation's capital as financial ministers from around the world began a weekend meeting.
California firefighters gain on vast wildfire
MOUNT BALDY VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters aided by increasingly cool, damp weather have gained ground on a 35,200-acre wildfire burning in the rugged San Gabriel Mountains north of Los Angeles.
Unapologetic FBI, CIA officials defend pre-Sept. 11 counterterrorism efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- They came to Capitol Hill following reports with how their agencies kept missing clues and warning signs ahead of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Divers rush to retrieve remains of ferry victims
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Search teams brought back the first dead Saturday from a capsized ferry and rushed to retrieve the remains of hundreds of other victims before the vessel sank into the ocean.
House passes bill limiting malpractice awards for patients
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House passed a measure to cap the pain-and-suffering damages that juries may award in medical malpractice suits as lawmakers struggled for a way to curb escalating malpractice insurance rates.
Lindh's lawyers, government differ over value of his information
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- John Walker Lindh, expected to receive a 20-year prison term this week, could be a valuable U.S. asset while incarcerated for his time as a Taliban soldier, says a report submitted by his lawyers.
Administration faces delay in U.N., Congress on resolutions threatening Iraq
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration's push for a congressional expression of support for disarming Saddam Hussein is being slowed by Democratic concerns about a blank check to wage war.
Shields to be installed around police car gas tanks
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Some 350,000 police cars across the country will be retrofitted to make their gas tanks less likely to explode, although critics said the fixes haven't been independently tested and civilian owners of the same model cars won't get the free changes.
National Park Service to turn nuclear missile site into Cold War national park
WALL, S.D. (AP) -- For nearly three decades, an 80-foot hole dubbed Delta Nine played a vital role in the nation's defense.
Woman accused of beating daughter charged with giving false addresses
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) -- A woman accused of hitting her 4-year-old daughter in a beating caught on videotape was charged Friday with giving police false addresses after her surrender.
American Indians push for California bill to preserve sacred sites from development
For centuries, young American Indians have run a series of trails that stretch from the muddy red waters of the Colorado River to the Arizona-California line.
Trooper's suicide deepens pain in Nebraska town
NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) -- A town still trying to cope with a deadly bank holdup got another dose of sad news when a state trooper used his service revolver to kill himself, apparently guilt-ridden that he failed to catch one of the alleged robbers a week before.
Former WorldCom executive pleads guilty to fraud, agrees to cooperate against former bosses
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former WorldCom Inc. executive has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and securities fraud, the first admission of guilt in the largest corporate accounting scandal in U.S. history.
Effort to honor Civil War dead brings new battle over eternal flame
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) -- Frank Fitzpatrick never tires of telling the story of that brisk January afternoon in 1862.
Many large U.S. cities add land as well as people
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly two decades after moving into a quiet suburban neighborhood, Tom Jeanette is back in the city. He didn't change homes -- the city came to him.
Finance ministers pledge to improve corporate reporting and accounting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- World financial leaders Saturday sought to portray optimism about the global economy's prospects, insisting the fledgling recovery could withstand threats from plunging stock markets and fears of possible war in Iraq.
U.S. would give Saddam seven days to comply
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The draft of a tough U.S. resolution calls on Iraq to reveal all materials relating to weapons of mass destruction and to give U.N. weapons inspectors unfettered access to presidential sites, according to American officials and Security Council diplomats.
Jordan will return as player
WASHINGTON -- Michael Jordan, who generated unprecedented enthusiasm for the Washington Wizards when he came out of retirement to play for the struggling franchise last season, is back for a second go-round.
NFL offenses turning to the passing game
During New England's season-opening 30-14 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Patriots' Tom Brady threw 25 consecutive passes, a franchise record.
Jordan keeps Dodgers close Associated Press
Brian Jordan kept the Los Angeles Dodgers in the playoff hunt, and Randy Johnson moved Arizona closer to another NL West title.
NFL vs. NASCAR: Kansas City Chiefs officials are worried they might have an uncharacteristically low turnout for the Dolphins game Sunday. What could a long-established NFL team have to worry about?
National sports briefs
Tiger Woods finally won, but Europe maintained its 1-point lead after the two teams split Saturday morning's Ryder Cup matches at The Belfry in England.
Pats-Chargers an unlikely meeting of two unbeatens
The letdown was predictable. After blowout wins over Pittsburgh and the division rival New York Jets, the New England Patriots barely escaped at home, winning in overtime over Kansas City.
Wishes for baseball's postseason
The postseason nearly is upon us, labor peace is secured and the game is again the thing. The American League playoffs could be as unpredictable as the NCAA Tournament, and the National League will feature incredible star power, particularly if the Giants win the wild card with Barry Bonds.
Beulah Garvey Frederick
FREMONT, Calif. -- Beulah Garvey Frederick, 83, Fremont, Calif., formerly of Brainerd, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at Fremont Healthcare Center in Fremont.
Marjorie M. Hoskins
Marjorie M. Hoskins, 88, Brainerd, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at the Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Melve A. Lippka
BACKUS -- Melve A. Lippka, 94, Backus, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Crestview Manor Care Center in Evansville.
Amelia E. Ciatto
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. -- Amelia E. Ciatto, 67, Zephyrhills, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at the Pasco-Hernando Hospice Care Center in Dade City, Fla.
LITTLE FALLS -- Sonja Thelander, 99, Little Falls, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Richard J. Kyar
Richard J. Kyar, 67, Brainerd, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at home.
John A. Carlson
AITKIN -- John A. Carlson, 62, Aitkin, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
John A. Carlson
AITKIN -- John A. Carlson, 62, Aitkin, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, in Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Lauren E. Hanson
ALDRICH -- Lauren E. Hanson, 82, Aldrich, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at Greater Staples Hospital in Staples.
Dorothy M. Smith
LITTLE FALLS -- Dorothy M. Smith, 82, Little Falls, formerly of Pierz, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Eugene I. Johnson
BARNESVILLE -- Eugene I. Johnson, 81, Barnesville, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, in Innovis Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
Angeline Grace Clary
ANOKA -- Angeline Grace Clary, infant daughter of Tammy Clary, Anoka, formerly of Pine River, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.
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Chronic wasting Minnesota must be prepared to curb chronic wasting disease
So far so good, when it comes to the recent testing for chronic wasting disease among elk and deer in Aitkin County. Since Minnesota's first case of the disease was discovered in a farm-raised elk in Aitkin County all the tests have come up negative. That indicates the debilitating disease that affects wildlife has not spread very far in Minnesota.
Signs of the times
Political lawn signs are spreading like dandelions this fall.
Brainerd High School has a proud Homecoming tradition which includes a number of Spirit Week activities. This past week, our annual Lip Sync activity did not meet our expectations -- some of our student performances were inappropriate. For this we apologi
Television viewers may recall the Miller Lite commercials where competing groups of shouting beer consumers debated the best aspect of their product. "Tastes great!" one group would yell. "Less filling" the opposing crowd would counter.
Blanch brings IRL crew chief's edge to pro fishing
DREHER ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Kevin Blanch hopped off the bass boat with an empty fish bag, the unaccustomed look of losing on his face.
DNR staff down to 80 here now
Five employees in the Brainerd office of the DNR chose to be laid off after the agency announced the closing of regional offices here earlier this year.
Crabbers, scientists struggle to find answers to a dying ecosystem
DARIEN, Ga. (AP) -- As Carl "Poppa" Poppell zooms his boat around the North River, shrimp skip in his wake like water skiers and the wind flattens his cap against his tanned forehead. "Going NASCAR," the 50-year-old crabber calls it.
BACK ON THE WATER
When Al and Ron Lindner sold In-Fisherman magazine to Primedia in 1998 they could have taken the money, motored off into the sunset and enjoyed fishing unfettered by production deadlines and editorial demands.
Hudson angler wins Minnesota Pro/Am Bass Tour Tournament of Champions on Gull Lake
Jim Severson, Hudson, Wis., caught 42.09 pounds of bass Sept. 21-22 on Gull Lake to win the Minnesota Pro/Am Bass Tour's 2002 Tournament of Champions.
Northerns Inc. recently wrapped up its 2002 season with tournaments on the Whitefish chain and Gull Lake.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When Minnesota's waterfowl season opens Saturday, canvasback ducks will be off-limits to hunters -- again.
Asters, harbingers of fall, welcome and bid farewell to the season
Dancing asters are in full swing throughout the fields and forests of Minnesota. Asters are the flowers that bid farewell to summer as they bring in the frost. In fact, there's one called the frost aster whose masses of white flower heads are so thick they all but coat the ditches and dales with the resemblance of real frost.
Lori Ann Holweger and Shawn Allen Amundson ann
Casey Miller and Kevin Osell announce their engagement. Parents are Michael and Peggy Miller, Spooner, Wis., and Robert and Darlene Osell, Pillager. A Nov. 9 wedding is planned in Shell Lake, Wis.
Jessica Isebrand and Adam DeShaw announce their engagement. Parents are David and Ruby Isebrand, Pemberton, and Angie Nierenhausen, Aitkin, and Ron DeShaw Sr., Aitkin. A wedding is planned Saturday in Mankato.
Lindsey Marie Dumke and Bryan Carlton Eastvold announce their engagement. Parents are Lori Dumke, Brainerd, and Carlton Eastvold, Brainerd, and Joyce Eastvold, Winnebago. A Jan. 4, 2003, wedding is planned in Blue Earth.
Five generations recently gathered were Livia Jae Havens, daughter, Duluth; Misty (Coit) Havens, mother, Duluth; Marcy Coit, grandmother, Brainerd; Jeanne Speich, great-grandmother, Lisbon, N.D.; and Wilna Schultz, great-great-grandmother, Lisbon.
Cheryl Kosloski and Lance Omberg were married Sept. 29, 2001, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Melissa A. Carlson and Jonathan P. Heglund announce their engagement. Parents are Mark and Deborah Carlson, Deerwood, and Paul and Deanna Heglund, Crosby. An Oct. 12 wedding is planned at Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood.
Amanda Conde and Warren Stoltman announce their engagement. Parents are Richard and Karen Conde, Springboro, Ohio, and Richard and Cindy Stoltman, Brainerd. A May 3, 2003, wedding is planned in Centerville, Ohio.
Jana Schneider and Michael Shogren were married June 29, 2002, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Grand Forks, N.D.
King -- or queen -- for a day
To tell you the truth, at first I was completely neutral in the way I felt about the whole thing. I wasn't hoping I would win,
Don and Lois (Bedal) Jensen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 6 at Christ Community Church, Hazelwood Drive, Nisswa. The event is hosted by their family. No gifts please. They were married Oct. 11, 1952.
John and Betty Grecula will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married Oct. 3, 1942, in Grand Rapids.
Surprise open house
Bert Fornshell, Pillager, will celebrate his 80th birthday with a surprise open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at his home.
Paige (Peters) Gropper and Dana Pikula were married Aug. 31, 2002, at St. Mathias Park in Fort Ripley with Judge David Ten Eyck officiating.
Virginia Ross, Lake Hubert, will celebrate her 80th birthday with a surprise open house from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Nisswa American Legion. Buffet lunch will be served. No gifts please.
At Route 66 Raceway
Dale Jr. takes pole
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. wishes he'd just kept his mouth shut about the concussion he blames for his subpar season.
RACING ROOTS: They come from all over
KANSAS CITY, Kan. --The NASCAR Winston Cup Series has traded its Southern drawl for a more-global polish.
Dale Jarrett doesn't remember arriving in Kansas City or much else from the inaugural Winston Cup weekend a year ago at Kansas Speedway.
NASCAR works to keep fans returning
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Stann Tate walked through the empty infield at Kansas Speedway, pointing to all the amenities that have been added since the track's inaugural season last year.
BIR work starts Sunday
Dignitaries from the Iron Range, Brainerd lakes area and northern Minnesota will help Brainerd International Raceway officials Sunday begin construction on the quarter-mile drag strip, a $500,000 project that is expected to produce record speeds because of an innovative track design and the use of taconite tailings as an asphalt substrate.
Restrictions on campfires lifted in Superior National Forest
DULUTH (AP) -- The Forest Service has lifted restrictions on campfires in the Superior National Forest.
St. Cloud could get more money as part of Twin Cities census area
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- The St. Cloud area could get more federal money if the U.S. government puts it in the same population boundary as the Twin Cities.
Castro greets Ventura
HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban President Fidel Castro fed milk to a buffalo calf from Minnesota and greeted Gov. Jesse Ventura and top American food producers Thursday at a huge exhibition aimed at opening the communist island to U.S. food sales.
Luther sticks with aide who helped bogus candidate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Bill Luther said Friday he would not fire a top aide who admitted giving more help than first disclosed to a sham candidate who figured to hurt Luther's main opponent.
Dayton: It would be irresponsible for Congress to declare war now on Iraq
U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton, D-Minn., said Friday the case has not yet been made that Saddam Hussein poses an imminent threat to the United States.
A Red Wing school bus driver was fired after being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Parents, teachers fight to keep North Dakota's one-room schools
MCKENZIE COUNTY, N.D. (AP) -- Josh Rockeman has braved miles of rough, windy roads deep in the heart of the Badlands and battled high water on the Little Missouri River.
War or Social Security: Choices in Senate race
ST. PAUL -- The race for U.S. Senate at this stage finds the two main candidates each wielding single issues, clublike, as weapons against the other.
St. Paul students in trouble for pranks at principal's home
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Some 35 students who were suspended from Como Park Senior High School after a night of homecoming pranks at their principal's house may also face criminal charges.
St. Paul police shoot, kill man
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A man holding a long blade and a gun was shot and killed after charging at police at his home Friday night. Family members say the man had emotional problems and had not been taking his medicine.
Mesaba to buy Big Sky
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mesaba Holdings Inc., a regional air carrier affiliated with Northwest Airlines, said Thursday it would buy Big Sky Transportation Co. for about $3.5 million in cash.
Candidates for governor share views on farms
NORTH MANKATO (AP) -- Minnesota's four main candidates for governor capped a debate-heavy week with a discussion of the farm economy in this southern Minnesota town.
E-coli outbreaks are reported
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State public health officials are investigating two E.coli outbreaks that have so far yielded 52 cases in 21 counties, all believed to be linked to eating ground beef.
DNR considers ways to control bears in Duluth
DULUTH (AP) -- Worried about a dozen or so bears living in Duluth, the Department of Natural Resources may explore the possibility of an archery hunting season within city limits.
The St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce political committee endorsed Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Tim Penny Thursday, the first endorsement his campaign has received.
Prince alleges copyright violation by Internet site
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Prince's production company is suing the operator of an Internet site that allegedly offered pirated recordings of the rock star's live performances from his Xenophobia concert series in June.
Ventura gives Castro wrestling tips
HAVANA (AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura gave Cuban President Fidel Castro some pointers on wrestling and discussed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy when the two met on the sidelines of a U.S. food show in Havana.
Warriors best Sartell
SARTELL -- Haley Bower led the Brainerd Warriors with 13 kills as they outlasted the Sartell Sabres 15-11, 12-15, 15-12, 10-15, 15-13 in Central Lakes Conference volleyball Thursday.
Sauk Rapids swim past LF
SAUK RAPIDS -- Brittney Corrow won the 50- and 100-yard freestyles for the Little Falls swimming and diving team as the Flyers fell to the Sauk Rapids Storm 123-63 Thursday night.
Bristow, Prososki, Pequot Lakes win titles
McGREGOR -- Pine River-Backus Tigers Travis Bristow ran a time of 17:16 and Ashley Prososki finished in 17:27 to win the McGregor cross country invitational Thursday.
Working together to build a winning tradition
Pressure to win, parental interference and burnout are a few factors that prevent today's high school coaches from enjoying longevity.
Raiders show intensity in win over Vermilion
To describe the volleyball match between the Central Lakes College Raiders and Vermilion Friday night, one needs only a single word: Intense.
Sartell netters defeat Little Falls
SARTELL -- The Sartell Sabres scratched out two close matches to hold on and defeat the Little Falls Flyers 5-2 in Central Lakes Conference tennis Friday.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Warriors junior varsity girls' soccer team edged Little Falls 1-0 Thursday.
TECHnically, it was a happy homecoming Offense, defense firing as No. 7 Warriors jump out to fifth straight win
The last time St. Cloud Tech coach Ron Kaczor was at Adamson Field the Tigers celebrated a section quarterfinal playoff victory over the Brainerd Warriors.
High School Football
Detroit Lakes sweeps C-I
DETROIT LAKES -- Crosby-Ironton's Sarah Uglem collected eight kills but the Rangers were overpowered by the Detroit Lakes Lakers 15-8, 15-2, 15-2 in Mid-State Conference volleyball Thursday.
BHS girls' soccer team is jelling
BAXTER -- For the first time in program history the Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team is enjoying an abundance of confidence.
Pine River-Backus tumbles
BAUDETTE -- Gary Anderson debuted at running back for Pine River-Backus and rushed for 53 yards and a touchdown, but it wasn't enough as the Tigers fell to Lake of the Woods-Baudette 18-7 in North Star Conference football Friday.
Corrow tries to get Little Falls going
The Little Falls Flyers have suffered an 0-4 start, but Flyer football fans can find excitement in they way senior receiver Bo Corrow plays.
Gomez's late field goal lifts Patriots to win
WALKER -- Danny Gomez kicked a 32-yard field goal with nine seconds left in the game to lift the Pequot Lakes Patriots to a 22-19 victory over the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves in North Star Conference football Friday.
Pirates roll to 54-8 win
VERNDALE -- It was a game the Verndale Pirates were not going to look past.
CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING
Apollo flies past Warrior netters
ST. CLOUD -- Katie Watland and Lyndsey Travica were back together at No. 1 doubles and reaped the reward of familiarity with a victory, but the Brainerd Warriors tennis team dropped a 5-2 Central Lakes Conference tennis meet to St. Cloud Apollo Thursday.
Cardinals off track
GRAND FORKS -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals gained only 122 total yards as they fell to Northern Lakes Conference foe East Grand Forks 19-7 Friday.
Northwoods League might grow
The Northwoods League, which has seen unparalleled success and attendance increases every year since its inception in 1994, may be expanding its operations as the league looks to add a franchise in Duluth next season.
Strategy: Take one game at a time
The Brainerd Warriors stand 5-0 with regular-season games remaining against three teams that have a combined three victories between them.
Rauen draws praise
Krista Rauen hadn't competed in the 100-yard backstroke since ninth grade.
The Brainerd Warriors sophomore football team defeated St. Cloud Tech Tigers 41- 20 Thursday.
Brainerd boys' win 3rd straight
BELLE PRAIRIE -- Allen Barrantes scored two goals and Jason Roberts added a goal and assist, pushing the Brainerd Warriors to their third straight win with a 3-1 Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer triumph over Little Falls Thursday.
First-quarter points doom Wolverines
WADENA -- Wadena-Deer Creek rushed for 194 yards, including 97 and a touchdown by Travis Pettit, but couldn't overcome 21 first-quarter points by the Crookston Pirates as the Wolverines lost 50-21 Friday in Northern Lakes Conference football.
PR-B claws Mills in volleyball
PINE RIVER -- Erin Cusac knocked down 12 kills and had two ace serves and five digs to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers to a 15-4, 15-17, 15-7, 15-4 non-conference victory over New York Mills Thursday.
Warriors propose changes for girls' hockey
Hockey moms, dads and players may see changes in the Brainerd School District's girls' hockey.
Pierz zips past Howard Lake-Waverly
WINSTED -- Craig Luberts rushed for 219 yards and four touchdowns to help the Pierz Pioneers past the Howard Lake-Waverly Lakers 33-14 in Central Minnesota Conference football Friday.
Parkers Prairie hands Pillager second straight loss
PARKERS PRAIRIE -- The Parkers Prairie Panthers handed the Pillager Huskies a 37-12 Prairie Conference North football defeat Friday.
S-M unbeaten in tennis
STAPLES -- A perfect season remained intact as the Staples-Motley Cardinals defeated the Minnewaska Lakers 6-1 in non-conference tennis Thursday.
Sartell defeats Little Falls
SARTELL -- The Little Falls Flyers ran into a formidable Sartell Sabres football team Friday as they lost 38-14 in Central Lakes Conference action.
Block moves into leadership role
Kari Block isn't satisfied with leading the team in setting. She's also the Pierz Pioneers' leading hitter.
Aitkin rolls past Onamia
ONAMIA -- The Aitkin Gobblers used a strong running game and a stingy defense to defeat the Onamia Panthers 27-6 in Great River Conference football Friday.
Costly turnovers result in Rangers' loss
CROSBY -- Four fumbles and two interceptions did in the Crosby-Ironton Rangers as Eveleth-Gilbert escaped with a 15-6 Sea Range Conference football win Friday.
Moss: 'The woman had me confused'
EDEN PRAIRIE-- Randy Moss insisted he wasn't looking for trouble when he pushed a traffic officer with his car.
Tickets for Twins' first-round playoff series nearly gone
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have nearly sold out their home games for next week's playoff games at the Metrodome.
Radke looks sharp
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins got their ace ready for the playoffs in a meaningless loss to the Cleveland Indians.
Twins try to offset losses in Windy City
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The playoff-bound Minnesota Twins showed the Chicago White Sox a lot more than they did last weekend.
Randy Moss wore a yellow hat backward Thursday that was made in 1998 as an ode to Moss and fellow receivers Cris Carter and Jake Reed. The front of the cap says, "Three Deep," a nickname given to the Vikings' passing game that season.
Focus is bound to be on Moss in Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) -- Minnesota's visit to Seattle looked like a snoozer, a matchup of two 0-3 teams. Both quickly spiraled into trouble after opening the season with high expectations.
AL field set: Bring on the A's
It's all over in the American League. When the playoffs open Tuesday, the Anaheim Angels will be at the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins will be at the Oakland Athletics.
Gophers out to prove 4-0 record no fluke
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Four Big Ten teams open the Big Ten season undefeated. Three of those teams are ranked and the other is just rankled.
Lights! Camera! Now, which DVD format should you choose?
WASHINGTON -- Steven Spielberg wannabes, beware: Producing DVD home videos on a personal computer, no matter how gratifying the end product, is a hair-pulling experience.
Cheap chips Makers pinched as buyers move toward cheaper CPUs
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- When Jeanette Bosio was shopping for a computer, she wasn't looking for the fastest processor, richest sound or fanciest graphics. She wanted the best price.
Linux is powerful
Microsoft Corp. is set to release the first package of updates to its new Windows XP operating system.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy northwest and partly cloudy south and east. A chance of showers northwest late. Highs in the 50s north to mid 60s south.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Scattered morning showers southeast half. Mostly sunny northwest. Elsewhere...Mostly cloudy in the morning...Then becoming partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Showers and thunderstorms likely northeast. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorm central and southeast. Cloudy with isolated morning showers west. Highs from the mid 50s to the mid 60s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Clearing northwest...Cloudy with scattered showers southeast. Highs in the lower 50s southeast to the lower 60s northwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Patchy early morning fog. Partly sunny northwest. Scattered morning showers central and southeast...Then becoming partly sunny. Highs from the mid 50s to the upper 60s.
Iowa state forecast
Dense fog advisory central iowa through 9 am...
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy west and north with a chance of showers. Partly sunny southeast. Highs in the lower 50s northwest to the lower 60s southeast.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Showers likely north. Mostly cloudy central and south with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 50s north and in the 60s south.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Increasing clouds north...Partly to mostly sunny south. A chance of afternoon showers northwest. Highs from the upper 50s northwest...To lower 70s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny south. Becoming mostly cloudy north with a chance for mainly afternoon showers north. Highs from the mid 50s to the upper 60s.
America, the beautiful
Weather drawing by Alec Rude in the Lowell School first-grade class of Gayle Kub.
Fun in the fall
Weather drawing by Grant Werthman in the Lowell School kindergarten class of Jan Wilcox.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Crossing Over" host John Edward is a new father.
John M. Cluever Sr., Brainerd, will celebrate his retirement from 54 years of barbering with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Friday at his shop at 113 E. Washington St., Brainerd. His last day of clipping hair will be Thursday.
Victims of clergy abuse
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Spaghetti dinner, 5:30 p.m. Monday. Cost: $5.
A big thank you to all who donated their time and all who gave to the White Cane Collection Days in Merrifield, sponsored by the Merrifield Lions. Also a thank you to the businesses that let us use their facilities to stand and collect. The monies go for help to people who need exams and can't afford it, also to get new glasses and help for Leader Dog -- helping people who suffer from diabetes and educate them about the disease. They also have Lions Eye Bank, Minnesota Children's Eye Clinic and research.
Palestinians defy Israeli curfews
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Thousands of Palestinians marked the second anniversary of their uprising against Israel with marches and rallies on Saturday. Two Palestinian men were killed by Israeli army fire in the Gaza Strip.
Ferry sinks off Gambia; 10 dead, at least 730 missing
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A fierce storm sank an ocean ferry off Gambia, killing 10 and leaving at least 730 passengers and crew missing, Senegal's prime minister said Friday.
Joy for a few, despair for many as Ivory Coast city braces for possible battle
YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast (AP) -- After hundreds of foreigners sped away from a rebel-held Ivory Coast city, a question mark hung Saturday over the fate of those left behind -- trapped by rebels and fearing an attack by loyalist soldiers.
Israeli officials admit that Hamas bombmaker apparently survived attack
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel confirmed Friday that the top Hamas bombmaker survived an Israeli airstrike aimed at killing him, an operation that wounded 35 bystanders, including 15 children, and drew international criticism.
Frightened expatriates flee rebel-held city in Ivory Coast under threat of imminent attack
YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast (AP) -- Thousands of civilians jammed the streets of the rebel-held city of Korhogo on Friday, shouting support for the insurgents as loyalist forces threatened attack. U.S. and French aircraft flew Americans and other foreigners to safety from the country's deadliest rebellion.
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