Aaron Plein, son of Mary and John Plein, Pequot Lakes, received a private pilot certificate from UND Aerospace at the University of North Dakota.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center-Crosby
BAXTER -- The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a report of smoke in a home about 6:05 p.m. Sunday at 4220 Cedardale Road.
Two people suffered minor injuries in a van-car collision Sunday, the State Patrol reported.
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Clinton slapped by high court
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Monday suspended former President Clinton from practicing law before the high court and gave him 40 days to say why he should not be permanently disbarred.
Congress puts brakes on expanded police power
WASHINGTON -- In the days after Sept. 11, the Bush administration scrambled to write a tough new anti-terrorism bill, with the public squarely on its side. Polls showed that Americans overwhelmingly favor stronger police powers, even at the expense of personal freedom. But Congress is gently applying the brakes.
Pequot Lakes man dies in apparent suicide
PEQUOT LAKES -- A 35-year-old Pequot Lakes man died Saturday after an apparent suicide.
Aitkin man held after brother shot
AITKIN -- A 53-year-old Aitkin man is in custody after allegedly shooting his 46-year-old brother at a rural Aitkin residence Friday, the Aitkin County Sheriff's Department said.
A fledgling project to help and encourage reading skills is now in the need of community support.
State workers on strike
Brainerd area state employees walked out of work and onto the picket line as the state's two largest public employee unions went on strike today.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-As the sun rose this morning, so did area residents to find frost covering the ground. Temperatures plunged to 28 degrees overnight, resulting in the first statewide freeze this fall.
Red Cross worker slated for N.Y. duty
When Dee Cullen of Bay Lake watched in horror as the second commercial airliner deliberately crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, she knew it was only a matter of time before she would be sent to help displaced and grieving families in New York City.
Crosslake Community School will host a grand opening of the school and its new playground at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school's new location at The Old Fire Hall, 36974 County Road 66 in Crosslake.
The Brainerd Police Department has sent out notice of state laws pertaining to the labor dispute strikes.
Fearing chemical, biological warfare, Americans are buying gas masks, antibiotics
Claudine Jordan trembled and struggled to speak after the sales clerk at Chicago's Army Navy Surplus USA store told her that he would sell her only two gas masks, not the six she wanted for her family.
Chronic pain sufferers find it harder to get OxyContin as states try to stem abuse
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sally Royster cried when her orthopedic surgeon said he would no longer prescribe OxyContin for the chronic back pain that leaves her unable to walk. She was told prescriptions for the drug were under too much scrutiny.
'Tough job even tougher' for Trade Center workers as temperature drops; governors visit city
NEW YORK -- As heavy drizzle and chilly wind swept over rescue workers in lower Manhattan, midtown was abuzz with out-of-state governors who came to prove that the bright lights of New York still burn bright.
Terror at mall
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police on Monday searched for a robbery suspect who disappeared in the frantic rush of customers following a failed heist at a mall jewelry counter.
Anti-war rally and march brings out thousands opposed to violent retaliation for terrorism
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Banging drums, singing songs and waving giant puppets, several thousand anti-war demonstrators marched Sunday to call for peace following the terrorist attacks.
Many social safety nets couldn't hold recession
WASHINGTON -- Texas' unemployment insurance fund appears headed for insolvency. So does New York's. More than a dozen states have little or no money for extra welfare benefits in case of recession, and the federal program designed to back them up expired over the weekend.
Without remains, mourning for families of Trade Center victims feels incomplete
NEW YORK -- One family is planting flowers in a cemetery where their loved one's remains will never be interred.
Twin brothers held in killing of sheriff's deputy
PENROSE, Colo. (AP) -- Police found a cache of weapons in the home of twin brothers, known to neighbors as loners who liked to wear camouflage clothing, who are suspected of killing a sheriff's deputy and critically wounding a police officer.
Ripken awful in final game at Yankee Stadium`
Cal Ripken went 0-for-7 with four strikeouts -- his poorest showing, statistically, of his 21 years in the major leagues -- in his final road game as the Balitmore Orioles and New York Yankees battled to a 1-1 tie in 15 innings before it was called because of rain.
Chargers stay unbeaten; Colts lose big
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers are winning the way other teams beat them last year: by running the ball and forcing turnovers.
Indians clinch sixth division title in seven years
CLEVELAND -- As champagne soaked Cleveland's clubhouse from floor to ceiling, Charlie Manuel toasted the Indians' AL Central title the only way he could.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Mika Hakkinen, who has announced he won't race next season, pulled away in the closing laps to win the United States Formula One Grand Prix Sunday.
Leontyne Price, Yo-Yo Ma, and James Levine lead classical music tribute to terrorist victims
NEW YORK (AP) -- Soprano Leontyne Price sang "America The Beautiful." Cellist Yo-Yo Ma played a poignant and melancholy Bach suite. Pianist James Levine rippled the keys with a mournful rag.
At Charlotte, N.C.
Bonds remains at 69 homers
At least Brian Tollberg told the truth: He didn't want to become a part of history at Barry Bonds' expense.
Ethel M. Bailey
CROSBY -- Ethel Mae Bailey, 86, Crosby, formerly of McGregor, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Thomas 'Tom' Gau
BOONE, Iowa -- Thomas "Tom" Gau, 55, Boone, Iowa, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Boone County Hospital in Boone, Iowa, of liver failure.
David A. Johnson
PEQUOT LAKES -- David A. Johnson, 35, Pequot Lakes, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at home.
PIERZ -- Rosena Christine Carolina Goergen, 97, Pierz, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Pierz Villa.
James Albert Norris
HACKENSACK -- James Albert "Al" Norris, 79, Hackensack, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at his home.
Rosanna R. 'Rose' Lehmann
AITKIN -- Rosanna R. "Rose" Lehmann, 84, Aitkin, formerly of Minneapolis, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Aitkin.
PINE RIVER -- Mary Gravelle, 99, Pine River, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at the Augustana Nursing Home in Minneapolis.
WINSTED -- Walter Hettver, 92, Hutchinson, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at St. Mary's Senior Living Center in Winsted.
Stella I. LaForce
LITTLE FALLS -- Stella Isabella LaForce, 90, Little Falls, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Dorothy O. Forde
Dorothy Olive Forde, 71, Ironton, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Richard 'Dick' Dingmann
NEW HOPE -- Richard "Dick" Dingmann, 77, New Hope, formerly of Nisswa and Coon Rapids, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
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Apparently, a recent letter writer has never worked for the state of Minnesota, because if he did, he would know why "state" employees are asking for a reasonable and long overdue state raise. He also would not be whining about one man leaning on his shovel.
Both parties in Congress have suspended their normal agendas to unite in dealing with the crisis of terrorist attacks on American soil. It was, and is, the right thing to do, and they've done it well, quickly providing necessary resources while resisting hasty enactment of bills -- the Justice Department's anti-terrorism proposal, a further economic stimulus package -- that require additional scrutiny. But they can carry the suspension of their normal instincts and the normal debate too far.
Gordon widens point lead
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Jeff Gordon started up front, finished in front and stayed out front.
Winston Cup Protection One 400 Results
Rural children tested for lead exposure
WILLMAR (AP) -- Lead poisoning of children is often thought of as an inner-city problem, but a first-of-its-kind federal program is measuring the problem in rural western Minnesota.
Some effects of state employees' strike
Here are some ways the strike by Minnesota state government employees will affect the public:
Walkout could be largest in state history
ST. PAUL -- The state's two largest public employee unions went on strike Monday in what could be the largest such walkout in Minnesota's history.
Police detonate bomb found in Duluth
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities arrested a 20-year-old man in Duluth and safely detonated the bomb he had strapped to his leg.
Man killed in rollover
CHANHASSEN (AP) -- One man was killed when his sport utility vehicle overturned about 6:30 p.m. Sunday in this Twin Cities suburb.
Airline workers rally for aid at state Capitol
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota airline workers rallied at the state Capitol Sunday and called on the government to provide additional assistance to thousands of industry workers who were idled after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Rochester 'kicks' Raiders
The fact the Rochester Community and Technical College kicker scored 17 points was probably not the difference in its game against the Central Lakes College Raiders Saturday, but it certainly didn't hurt.
Lakers shut out Warrior girls
DETROIT LAKES -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team was defeated by the Detroit Lakes Lakers 4-0 Saturday in non-conference action.
Pierz runner-up in Foley tournament
FOLEY -- The Pierz Pioneers girls' tennis team finished second at the Foley quadrangular Saturday.
Warriors fourth at Duluth East
DULUTH -- Cassie Pieri was named to the all-tournament team as the Brainerd Warriors volleyball team placed fourth at the Duluth East Invitational Saturday.
Brainerd boys 12th, girls 32nd
MINNEAPOLIS -- In one of the biggest cross country meets in Minnesota, the Brainerd boys' team placed 12th while the Warrior girls' team finished 32nd Saturday at the University of Minnesota Roy Griak Invitational.
Raiders improve to 8-0 in division
VIRGINIA -- The Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team continued its winning ways Saturday by defeating the Mesabi Norsewomen 30-24, 30-16, 30-24.
Verndale 0-1-2 at Bertha-Hewitt tourney
BERTHA-HEWITT -- The Verndale Pirates volleyball team finished 0-2-1 at the Bertha-Hewitt Invitational Saturday.
S-M fifth at Bagley-Fosston meet
FOSSTON -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals swimming and diving team finished fifth at the Bagley-Fosston Invitational Saturday.
Detroit Lakes shades Warrior boys
BAXTER -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer team dropped its second game in a row as Detroit Lakes nipped the Warriors 3-2 Saturday.
St. John's beats St. Thomas in rivalry's 100th anniversary game
St. John's punter Charlie Carr stood on his 10-yard line, his team clinging to a six-point lead, as an anxious St. Thomas offense faced a last chance to win the 100th anniversary game between the two rival schools in front of 8,945 fans.
Hugs abound as Timberwolves welcome back Joe Smith
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves forward Joe Smith wouldn't stop grinning as he walked around the floor in the teams' practice facility.
Purdue stuns Gophers with controversial ending
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Finally, Minnesota had been able to play Purdue without Drew Brees. Finally, the Golden Gophers were on the verge of beating the Boilermakers.
Bucs stop here
MINNEAPOLIS -- Daunte Culpepper and the Minnesota Vikings needed a victory so badly they were willing to wait for it.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny. Highs from the middle 70s northeast to around 70 southwest.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Some patchy early morning fog east. Highs 75 to 85 statewide.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Early morning fog...Then sunny and mild. Highs from 65 to 75.
Under the rainbow
Weather drawing by Lynnel Porter of Mrs. Timmons' second grade class at Riverside school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Areas of morning fog north...Otherwise mostly sunny. Highs in the middle 60s to middle 70s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s to around 80.
Names and faces
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) -- "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh is known for tracking down criminals. Luggage, however, is another story.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The bitter rivalry between CNN and Fox News Channel spread to Afghanistan Sunday, where a veteran CNN correspondent stationed with forces fighting the Taliban abruptly switched networks.
Daughters and dad's money not soon parted
DEAR ABBY: In January of 1994, my loving wife and best friend of 47 years passed away. I was devastated, but I am also realistic. I was 71, healthy, virile, fun-loving and enjoyed life.
Despite closed border, smugglers, refugees continue to enter Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Despite the closed border, smugglers and refugees are streaming into Pakistan from next-door Afghanistan, bribing their way across or slipping in through unguarded passes along the porous frontier.
Food supplies arrive safely in Afghan capital
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- The first World Food Program convoy of food arrived Monday for the hungry in the Afghan capital of Kabul, where people fear the potential for a U.S. military strike in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks in the United States.
Pakistan says bin Laden handover prospects dim, even though Taliban knows where he is
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's president said it was unlikely the Taliban would hand over Osama bin Laden, despite the fact that the Islamic militia admitted knowing the location of the No. 1 suspect in the Sept. 11 terror attacks in the United States.
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