Perks offered to recruit top students as competition heats up
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Aspiring attorney Rosie Shatkin was delighted when she was accepted by the law school at the University of California at Berkeley, but not sure she wanted to move 400 miles north or pay for the airfare for a campus visit.
Hallie Ladd, the daughter of Larry and Dianne Ladd of Palisade, has been selected as student of the month for September by the Youth Activities Committee of the Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615. Ladd i
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a report of smoke at a residence on the 400 block of 17th Street Southeast Sunday. The smoke was reported at 2:48 p.m. The cause of the smoke was attributed to a faulty fan switch on a furnace.
Tuesday's Sports will take a look at the playoffs contenders, especially our Minnesota Twins.
Raceway destruction begins
ing pad and the remaining portion will be asphalt with taconite tailings used as the substrate. A ceremony to celebrate the start of construction will be at the raceway's starting line at 4 p.m. Tuesday. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 30 - 40 years ago (1962) - Arrangements completed at St. Cloud for Kennedy visit
Odds and ends
Neither advancing age nor health problems have kept Floyd Emerson away from newspapers.
Pierz woman rebuilding her life after accident leaves her paralyzed
PIERZ -- One late afternoon in June, a single vehicle rollover forever changed Amy Diederich's life.
Skull more than 500 years old
STAPLES -- Human remains found along the Crow Wing River north of Staples in 2001 have been dated at more than 500 years old.
The Region 5 Board of Directors will meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Region 5 Office in Staples.
Number of uninsured up
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The recession increased unemployment and forced many businesses to scale back benefits, resulting in an additional 1.4 million people without health insurance last year, Census Bureau figures show.
Financial leaders promise action to help markets, bankrupt nations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top financial leaders ended their weekend meetings by promising action to prevent plunging stock markets from derailing the global economy's fragile recovery and vowed to draw up a plan to help bankrupt nations by April.
Personal spending slows in August after red-hot July
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers, upset by a falling stock market and rising job layoff notices, trimmed their spending a bit in August even as their incomes were picking up, the government said Monday.
California fire 80 percent contained
MOUNT BALDY VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) -- A wildfire burning near this mountain hamlet was nearly surrounded Sunday night, though high humidity and rain made it difficult for firefighters to ignite necessary backfires.
Congress takes blame for intelligence failures
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As lawmakers examine why intelligence agencies failed to stop the Sept. 11 attacks, they're finding that part of the blame falls on themselves.
Bulgarian arrested at airport with boxcutters, scissors
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A Bulgarian student with a one-way ticket to South Carolina tried to pass through airport security with a pair of scissors and two boxcutters in his backpack before he was arrested on a weapons charge, authorities said.
House race in South Dakota is a generational battle
HURON, S.D. (AP) -- Stephanie Herseth recalls the time not too many years ago when Gov. Bill Janklow gave her a few minutes of his time, answering questions for a high school report she was writing.
CHICAGO -- Beth Johnson and the U.S. economy both were on a roll in 2000, when she bought her first home.
West Coast ports once again remain shut as labor dispute keeps cargo ships adrift
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Hundreds of millions of dollars of cargo sat idle off the West Coast on Monday as port workers were ordered off their jobs for a second time in a labor dispute that could cost the nation an estimated $1 billion a day.
Recession end may be declared
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the panel that decides the beginning and ending dates for recessions in the United States said Sunday his group may be closer to picking a month when the most recent recession ended -- assuming it ended.
Norfolk mourns, looks for answers after deadly robbery
NORFOLK, Neb. -- It was all over so quickly -- 40 seconds, police say -- that the robbers may not have gotten with any money.
Homeless cats, dogs put in lap of luxury
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Spacious living accommodations with modern European-style furnishings. Classical music piped into every room. A spa area with professional groomers.
Cornhuskers' run of excellence ends
Even the most loyal citizens of Husker Nation -- and we know there are many -- have to admit it: The Big Red Machine is out of gas. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are mighty no more.
Torrance strategy pays off as Europe wins Ryder Cup
SUTTON COLDFIELD, England (AP) -- By the time Tiger Woods marched down the 17th fairway in the final match, the Ryder Cup was already lost.
At The Belfry (Brabazon course)
Yankees gain home-field advantage
With no playoff spots at stake, the American League was left with lesser drama on the final day of the season.
Chargers improve to 4-0
LaDainian Tomlinson tied host San Diego's single-game rushing record with 217 yards and scored on runs of 58 and 37 yards as the Chargers knocked off the defending champion New England Patriots 21-14 Sunday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Marian Gaborik scored his second goal of the game with 10 seconds left to give the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 exhibition victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.
Diamondbacks unpack bags, prepare for NL playoffs
The Arizona Diamondbacks arrived at Bank One Ballpark with their bags packed, just in case. Because of a big day by Chad Moeller, their trip was postponed.
Marjorie M. Hoskins
Marjorie M. Hoskins, 88, Brainerd, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Nona I. Lound
IRONTON -- Nona I. Lound, 69, Ironton, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at home.
Minnie M. Druschba
LITTLE FALLS -- Minnie M. Druschba, 89, Little Falls, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Cecelia E. Norrgran
BACKUS -- Cecelia E. Norrgran, 85, Backus, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at home.
Dorothy H. Boucher
DEERWOOD -- Dorothy Helen Boucher, 85, Deerwood, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
An easy call
It is hard to imagine a worse parody of a judicial confirmation process than the unfolding drama of Miguel Estrada's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Karl Marx understood politics. His Communist Manifesto explained how using various groups could help centralize control. He wrote: "To this section belong economists, philanthropists, humanitarians, improvers of the condition of th
NASCAR team celebrates Sunday showing
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Rick Hendrick has a four-time Winston Cup winner and the circuit's leading driver in his stable.
Tony Pedregon races to sixth victory of season
JOLIET, Ill. -- Tony Pedregon raced to his third consecutive NHRA Funny Car victory and sixth of the season Sunday at the second annual Craftsman 75th Anniversary Nationals presented by Racing Champions at Route 66 Raceway.
Task force recommends merging New London, Spicer
NEW LONDON (AP) -- A public vote could be held in March after a task force recommended that New London, Spicer and New London Township merge into one, new town.
Negotiators for striking teachers and the International Falls School District wrapped up talks without a resolution Sunday after a marathon session.
Security crackdown keeps foreign students off campus
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Tightened security after Sept. 11 has taken its toll on Minnesota's colleges and universities.
Minnesota hardest-working state in nation in report
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota is the hardest-working state in the nation, according to a new report by the U.S. Labor Department.
Nurse takes agency to court
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- This week, a judge will hear arguments on whether the Minnesota Health Department should be allowed to start collecting medical information, including names, birth dates and diagnoses, on nearly every Minnesotan.
Raiders defender Joel Anderson reached out to tackle Hibbing quarterback Ryan Pike (16) during their clash at Central Lakes College Saturday.
Pierz wins VB title at Onamia
ONAMIA -- Kari Block led Pierz to a 4-0 showing Saturday as the Pioneers won the Onamia tournament.
Lakers defeat Warrior boys
Detroit Lakes -- Fatigue set in for the Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer team, which was defeated 6-1 by Detroit Lakes Saturday.
Spuds shut out Warrior girls
MOORHEAD -- Kate Bjornson's 15 saves weren't enough to save the Brainerd Warriors, who lost 2-0 against Moorhead in girls' soccer Saturday.
Pioneers lose twice at Foley
FOLEY -- The No. 1 doubles team of Emily Stumpf and Becky Korf won the only matches for Pierz, which was defeated 6-1 by West Central and 7-0 by Foley at the Foley quadrangular Saturday.
Mesabi dispatches CLC volleyball team
The Central Lakes College Raiders never looked in synch, and were quickly dispatched by Mesabi Range 30-25, 30-24, 30-22 Saturday afternoon in community college volleyball.
Hibbing inches past Raiders, 7-3
Football is a game of inches.
Palmer, Binek win for S-M
FOSSTON -- Abby Palmer continued her domination for Staples-Motley, which finished fourth at the Fosston-Bagley swimming and diving invitational Saturday.
Roberts paces Brainerd at meet
ST. PAUL -- Jenna Roberts finished 13th, enabling the Brainerd Warriors girls' cross country team to finish in the top 20.
JV girls' soccer team loses first game
The Brainerd Warrior girls' junior varsity soccer team lost its first game of the season, 1-0, to Moorhead Saturday.
ESPN: Moss tested positive for marijuana
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss tested positive for marijuana last season and underwent another test by the NFL after his arrest last week, ESPN reported.
Clueless in Seattle
SEATTLE -- The way Shaun Alexander performed on his way to five first-half touchdowns, there probably wasn't much Randy Moss could have done.
Oregon man wins Twin Cities Marathon
ST. PAUL (AP) -- If Dan Browne decided to call it quits after his first career marathon, he'd retire as an undefeated champion. Browne, 27, held off two Kenyan veteran runners to win the 21th Twin Cities Marathon in 2:11:35 Sunday.
Kielty wins second game in two days
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Another day, another go-ahead homer for Bobby Kielty.
Boilermakers hand Gophers first loss
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Purdue once again turned to its defense to bail out its mistake-prone offense and gain some momentum in the Big Ten.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy...Breezy and very warm. A chance of morning showers and thunderstorms northwest. Highs in the 80s to lower 90s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Dense fog advisory this morning south central...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly sunny and warm. Isolated showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the 60s northwest to the 80s southeast.
Fun with friends
Weather drawing by Brock Kruize in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny...Breezy and warm. A chance for showers and thunderstorms north. Isolated light showers south ending this morning. Highs from the mid 70s to the upper 80s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Areas of dense fog across the north this morning. Scattered thunderstorms statewide...Most numerous in the northeast. Breezy and warm south. Highs in the mid 70s north to mid 80s south.
Names and faces
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) -- As David Hasselhoff returns to the beaches of Hawaii for a "Baywatch" reunion, he said he's coming back a changed man from the time he starred on the popular television show.
Sharon meets wall-to-wall criticism
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon came under wall-to-wall criticism at home Monday for the bungled 10-day siege of Yasser Arafat's compound, which was aborted under intense U.S. pressure.
U.S. military presence growing in former French colony
DJIBOUTI (AP) -- Several dozen American soldiers raise a big green tent and shuffle it across the sand, making room for yet more equipment at a new U.S. military base that is growing larger by the day in this small but strategically located country in the Horn of Africa.
Toll rises in one of Africa's deadliest ferry disasters
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Senegal promised answers Monday in one of Africa's worst ferry disasters, with President Abdoulaye Wade saying the vessel was overcrowded when it set out on the high seas and overturned, leaving 970 people missing or dead.
U.N. weapons inspectors haggle with Iraqis over details
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Opening talks with Iraqi experts Monday, the chief U.N. weapons inspector said he expected unfettered access to suspect sites if his teams return and full cooperation in the meantime to make that happen.
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