No action expected on interest rates
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After pushing up interest rates for more than a year to brake the speeding economy, analysts believe the Federal Reserve will stay on the sidelines for the rest of this year. Higher rates have managed to slow economic growth to a more sustainable pace, they said.
A 23-year-old Brainerd man was injured Thursday after the vehicle he was driving went off the road and flipped over at Northwest Fourth and Jackson Street, the Brainerd Police Department reported.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 276, a year ago 284.
Farm Directors, Market Editors: ADDS cattle.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday hogs: 1,150 (includes 400 feeder pigs).
PEQUOT LAKES -- Three people were injured in a three-vehicle accident Monday on Highway 371 at County Road 17, just north of Pequot Lakes.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock prices were mixed Monday as investors worried about corporate profits and the moderating economy once again unloaded technology issues.
BURGLARIES -- Eugene Witt, County Road 2 Southeast, reported Friday his residence had been broken into.
Duval is back
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) -- David Duval won't have to answer any more questions about his back injury. Or winning.
Study finds gaps in treatment of Medicare patients
CHICAGO (AP) -- Treatment of elderly Medicare patients varies widely by state when it comes to heart failure, stroke, breast cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, according to a new federal study.
Studies split on flu vaccine's value
CHICAGO (AP) -- Flu vaccines could help day-care children and their school-aged siblings stay well and reduce the use of over-prescribed antibiotics, a new study suggests.
Some plans to boost Medicare HMO premiums
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Senior citizens in the Twin Cities area with health plans that provide drug benefits through Medicare health maintenance organizations are facing large premium increases, HMO officials said.
Abortion foes question safety of new pill
WASHINGTON -- Abortion opponents contended Sunday that the new abortion pill may be unsafe and raised the possibility of government action to limit its use.
Fuel-stingy vehicles vastly outnumbered in showrooms
WASHINGTON -- While a handful of small cars are getting 40-plus miles per gallon, the vast majority of new vehicles coming into showrooms get about half that, the government's latest automobile fuel economy statistics show.
It's a bittersweet story of Olympic glory and tragedy of Olympic-sized proportions that happened nearly 100 years ago in Brainerd.
Snoopy statue auction raises $823,000
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- An auction of Snoopy statues on Sunday raised $823,000 that will help fund a Peanuts statue and other memorials to Minnesota native and Peanuts creator Charles Schulz.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Brainerd Area "Pyramid" game players who received restraining orders earlier this summer may now be permanently enjoined from participating in the games, as the result of a Hennepin District Court ruling.
Barge traffic on Upper Mississippi less than projected
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Barge traffic on the Upper Mississippi River since 1993 has fallen short of what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had forecast, prompting the agency to reassess plans to spend up to $1.5 billion to upgrade several locks.
Dusty Finlayson, the son of Gary and Colleen Finlayson of Aitkin, was selected as the Student of the Month for September.
Twin Cities feeder airports may expand
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Metropolitan Airports Commission is planning to spend $93.1 million over the next six years to expand the six reliever airports in the Twin Cities to help ease congestion at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Nisswa's police chief plans to serve city for a long time
NISSWA -- At only 31, Craig Taylor has the job he wants until he retires.
Proposal aims to end transit strike
LOS ANGELES -- As a transit strike that has shut down most bus and rail service entered its third week, union officials were reviewing a contract proposal that could put an end to the walkout.
A Brainerd teen and her cousins are semi-finalists in a contest featuring Web sites created by teens. Look for their story Wednesday in Neighbors.
Promise Keepers attendance down
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- This year's two-day Promise Keepers conference drew more than 16,000 people to Target Center, down sharply from the 62,000 who turned out for the two-day conference held at the Metrodome in 1995.
Red River Valley sugar beet harvest in full swing
FARGO, N.D. (AP) --Red River Valley sugar beet growers have begun their full-scale harvest with a few false starts.
2 held after meth bust
A 26-year-old Brainerd woman and a 37-year-old Pillager man were arrested and more than $10,000 in methamphetamines were seized in a drug bust Saturday on Southeast 13th Street, near Stonybrook Trailer Park.
Paved with problems
WASECA (AP) -- As students head home from Waseca Central Intermediate School, it's crossing guard Les Wells' job to make sure the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders make it safely across U.S. Highway 14.
Fall has brought yellow, red and orange to this red maple on the Woodtick Trail near Longville. (Photo by Diane McCormack)
The Montessori School of Brainerd will hold a public meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10.
Voters to decide name of new city of Ventura
VENTURA (AP) -- Residents in this central Minnesota city will decide Nov. 7 whether to keep their city's new name or pick a different one.
The Crow Wing County United Way drive has reached more than 20 percent of its goal.
Jeff and Lilja Behr of Brainerd paddled their canoe up the Mississippi River on Saturday afternoon as the autumn leaf color laced the banks of the river. With temperatures near 80 degrees and the color approaching peak, central Minnesota residents were able to enjoy an autumn weekend outdoors. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Who has helped center
Services and materials donated to date for the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center include gifts from:
C-I panel reaches consensus in favor of referendum
CROSBY -- Crosby-Ironton School District residents came together Monday in the high school auditorium to put their anger aside, share concerns and discuss the upcoming excess levy referendum.
24-hour sledding to be allowed in most city areas
Snowmobile riders in Brainerd will be able to ride around the clock in most areas of the city this winter.
Center will be for whole community
When the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center in Brainerd takes up full residence in the four-story brick building on Kingwood Street, it is expected to be one of the premiere centers in the state.
One worker hurt in blaze
A small fire broke out Monday at North Star Plating in the Brainerd Industrial Park, injuring one employee and damaging equipment.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 3 - 60 years ago (1940) - !n Brainerd hundreds of sportsmen have oiled up their shotguns, patched up their duckboats and arranged their business so that several days can be devoted to a search for the wily birds. Ducks are assuredly the big news of the day and will remain so for some days to come.
Council action would allow hunting in city
The Brainerd City Council on Monday took the first step in allowing hunting within Brainerd city limits.
Court won't revive fertilizer makers' lawsuit
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court refused Monday to revive a lawsuit that accused U.S. and Canadian producers of potash, a mineral used in fertilizer, of conspiring to raise prices.
Court refuses to free Exxon Mobil from paying fine
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court refused to free Exxon Mobil Corp. from having to pay $5 billion in damages for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, the nation's worst ever.
Lawmakers gripe that democracy sacrificed in rush to adjourn
WASHINGTON -- Democratic principles are being trampled in Congress' rush to finish its work for the year and get out of town, some lawmakers argue.
Nasty estate trial opens in Houston
HOUSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for 32-year-old former Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith and her disinherited stepson set out to discredit the other stepson during opening statements Monday in their fight for a piece of late oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II's fortune.
Construction spending posts big increase
WASHINGTON -- After four straight monthly declines, construction spending jumped by a stronger-than-expected 1.4 percent in August, powered by increased government activity.
Candidates set for first debate
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Hours before their first face-off Tuesday, the presidential candidates rested while their campaigns tried to shape the story line in advance. George W. Bush won't talk about the details of his plans, one side asserted, while the other portrayed Al Gore as a master of unfair attacks.
Default rate on student loans at record low
WASHINGTON -- The default rate for the national student loan program, once so loosely run that its very existence was in doubt, has dipped to a record low of 6.9 percent, saving taxpayers $18 billion over the last eight years, Clinton administration officials said Sunday.
Inmates work side by side with other firefighters
DEVILS TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT, Wyo. -- After a long summer battling wildfires that have burned millions of acres of Western forests, most firefighters are returning home. Not Dean Hyde.
Thurmond reported better, plans to leave hospital today
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Strom Thurmond, hospitalized overnight after losing consciousness in a restaurant, was "doing very well" and hoped to go home Monday, his spokeswoman said Sunday.
Election spending tops $2 billion
WASHINGTON -- The pricetag of politics keeps getting bigger. Candidates, parties and special interests spent more than $2 billion by Labor Day in pursuit of the White House and Congress, according to an Associated Press analysis of campaign spending statistics.
Wolves' spirit not dampened by summer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The more things change for the Minnesota Timberwolves, it seems, the more they stay the same.
Twins reach a crossroads
MINNEAPOLIS -- Loyalty aside, eight consecutive losing seasons beg the question why Tom Kelly would want to return to the Minnesota Twins.
October calling -- will stars answer?
This might be the year the October numbers add up for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mike Piazza.
Vikings answering all questions
EDEN PRAIRIE -- (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings' preseason questions, once so pervasive, are all but buried beneath a growing mound of evidence.
Florida State faces tough test in first game as No. 1
Now the question is whether Florida State can hold its new No. 1 ranking for a week.
Sosa wins first homer title
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sammy Sosa won his first home run title despite finishing with his lowest total since 1997.
Jack McKeon fired as Reds' manager
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jack McKeon was fired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds on Monday following a season in which his team finished 10 games out of first place after acquiring Ken Griffey Jr.
Jack McKeon paid the price for not taking Ken Griffey Jr. to the playoffs. Buck Showalter lost his job for not keeping Arizona there.
Moss puts on show
PONTIAC, Mich. -- Randy Moss told Daunte Culpepper just to throw the ball high because he was the only one who was going to come down with it.
Baseball playoffs slate
Tiger plays all 9 positions in finale against Twins
DETROIT (AP) -- Shane Halter did just about everything on a wild final day of the season at Comerica Park.
Chiefs rally to dump Seahawks
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Elvis Grbac is looking like a new man -- and not just because he hasn't shaved since the Kansas City Chiefs started winning.
Big numbers abound in NFL
Are the footballs juiced around the NFL?
Yankees skid into postseason
The New York Yankees are ready for a fresh start.
Kelly expects word on his future with Twins on Tuesday
DETROIT (AP) -- Manager Tom Kelly will meet with team executives in the Twin Cities on Tuesday, and said he expects to learn then whether he'll have a future with the Minnesota Twins.
Playoffs confusion cleared up; Shaky Yanks open Tuesday at Oakland
As champagne, beer and a couple of ice chests poured over Lou Piniella's head, it was pretty clear: The playoff matchups were set, it was time for the games to begin.
Moss mad, Lions pay
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- Randy Moss is tough enough to cover on an average day. When he's mad, he's virtually unstoppable.
Wild end first preseason with tie
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Manny Fernandez made 30 saves as the expansion Minnesota Wild finished the exhibition season with a 1-1 tie with the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
Cards catch playoff break; Pirates close Three Rivers
The St. Louis Cardinals caught a playoff break when Chipper Jones could not catch a grounder. No such lucky bounces for Randy Johnson, Terry Francona or Gene Lamont.
Roy G. Norquist
Roy G. Norquist, 78, Brainerd, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Sheila A. Anderson
ISLE -- Sheila Ann Anderson, 55, Isle, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Frances I. Holmes
GOLDEN VALLEY -- Frances I. Holmes, 92, Golden Valley, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at the Trevilla of Golden Valley Nursing Home.
ONAMIA -- Harold Kent, 71, Onamia, died today, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Thomas N. Bailey
BALDWIN, Wis. -- Thomas Nelson Bailey, 81, Baldwin, Wis., died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at American Heritage Care Center in Hammond, Wis.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Forrest Kluge, 76, Pequot Lakes, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at VA Medical Center of Minneapolis.
ST. PAUL -- Carole Klein, 71, St. Paul, formerly of Garrison, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000.
RICE -- Herman Wiener, 71, Rice, died today, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
George E. Betlach
ONAMIA -- George E. Betlach, 84, Onamia, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, as a result of a tractor accident at his home.
Lenora E. Kuehne
BURTRUM -- Lenora E. Kuehne, 76, rural Burtrum, died Sunday, Oct. 1, at Long Prairie Hospital.
URBANK -- Wesley Koep, 56, Urbank, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at his home.
MOTLEY -- Arthur Bendson, 90, Motley, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Lenora A. Kuehne
BURTRUM -- Lenora A. Kuehne, 76, Burtrum, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at Long Prairie Memorial Hospital.
Ella R. Arthur
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Ella Rose Arthur, 95, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, and formerly of Pine River, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, of pneumonia and other complications, at Kootenai Medical Center of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho.
AITKIN -- Vernon O'Neil, Aitkin, died today, Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Melodie C. Tusler
MINNEAPOLIS -- Melodie Claire (Burkhardt Nelson) Tusler, 59, Minneapolis, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Fairview Riverside Hospice of Minneapolis.
Lucille M. Fish Nelson
IDEAL TOWNSHIP -- Lucille M. Fish Nelson, 71, Ideal Township, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Roy G. Norquist
Roy G. Norquist, 78, Brainerd, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Ella Arthur, 95, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, formerly of Pine River, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at Kootenai Medical Center of Coeur D'Alene.
NBAmericans find it's easier to make enemies than win gold
SYDNEY, Australia -- Not again. With 4 1/2 minutes left Sunday in the men's basketball gold medal game, the words over the loudspeaker were hard to believe.
Final Olympic medals table
300 Medal Events
Final scores are in ... for NBC's coverage
The Games of the 27th Olympiad are over, and mercifully so for NBC. The network took a brutal, and, in some cases, gratuitous beating from critics here and in Australia about what it covered and when it showed it.
So long, Sydney
SYDNEY, Australia -- In a ceremony that was marked by the kitsch of dra
The best and worst of a memorable Olympics
SYDNEY, Australia -- The 2000 Summer Olympics were rendered in extremes. No subtle dapples of the artist's brush.
City referendum - Dispatch Editorial
Timing, it's said, is everything. And while the space needs which the city of Brainerd is addressing in its Nov. 7 referendum are very real, the timing on that issue is what will likely lead to its defeat at the polls on Nov. 7.
Despair in Israel
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
Go ahead. Savor the unique shops in downtown Brainerd with everything from coffee to consignment stores. You can find just about anything and if you're really lucky, you'll get a free souvenir. A $5 ticket for violating the parking ordinance. OK, here's how to get one.
To find out where each 8th District candidate for U.S. Congress stands on key issues, go to the World Wide Web. If you don't have access to the Internet, you can use a computer at your public library. They will help you access the Internet.
Ventura stands alone for now
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura is lonesome.
Rating the debaters
WASHINGTON -- For George W. Bush, the great debate challenge is to be likable without being laughable, and to show he is no slouch on the finer points of policy. For Al Gore, it is to be likable without being boring, and to show he is no stiff when talking policy.
Congress rarely an issue in White House race
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Harry S. Truman called Congress into what was dubbed the Turnip Session, 12 days that produced nothing of substance and dramatized the "do-nothing" issue he used against the Republicans in his upset presidential campaign 52 years ago.
OTHER OPINIONS Soft-money ban
Bush should accept Gore's challenge on soft-money ads Proposals to contain the corrupting influence of campaign money have a way of surfacing when politicians see advantage in them, and then fading before anything gets done.
Wenzel wants law on new abortion pill
Rep. Steve Wenzel, DFL-Little Falls, said Friday he'll seek state legislation to limit the availability of the abortion-inducing drug RU-486 in Minnesota.
Recount complete in area congressional race
The Minnesota State Canvassing Board has certified a winner in the Republican primary in the 8th District congressional race.
Workers discount GOP claim that Gore threatens auto industry
LANSING, Mich. -- Flush with overtime pay and on track for another year of record vehicle sales, auto workers don't seem to buy Republican Gov. John Engler's message that Al Gore's environmental views threaten Michigan's economy.
Poll: Voters cool on Ventura's school fundying plan
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura's plan for the state to pay a greater share of public school costs has the backing of about 40 percent of Minnesota voters, according to a poll published Tuesday.
Nader, Buchanan say they'll be missed in debates
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The presidential debates will be one big snooze-fest for Americans without Ralph Nader and Pat Buchanan there to force accountability and discussion of difficult issues, the pair of third-party candidates say.
Debate strategies being set
Texas Gov. George W. Bush is a candidate with obvious political skills on the campaign trail, but when it comes to the art of debating, he is hardly a natural.
Stewart wins NAPA 500
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Tony Stewart kept the lead through the final set of pit stops and held off charging Dale Earnhardt over the final 11 laps Sunday to win the NAPA 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
Cole, Redmon lead Gophers
MINNEAPOLIS -- They are programs headed in opposite directions, if much stock could be taken from Minnesota's 44-10 victory over No. 24 Illinois.
Basketball Gophers get verbal commitment from O'Neal Mims
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota has received a verbal commitment from O'Neal Mims, a 6-foot-8 forward from Reagan High School in Austin, Texas.
Brainerd wins soccer bypass battle
BAXTER -- It was the second annual Battle of the Bypass Monday and the Brainerd Warriors Boys' soccer team defeated Lake
Brainerd wins three matches at Duluth
DULUTH EAST-- The Brainerd Warriors volleyball team won three of four matches Saturday at the Duluth East Invitational.
Celebrationgate? All this jubilation leaves us with nothing to cheer about
My wife had a birthday a few weeks ago and I wanted to do something different, something memorable and befitting the occasion.
Raiders sweep match from Mesabi Saturday
Setter Katie Bell led the Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team to a 15-7, 15-12, 15-1 North Division win over Mesabi Community College on Saturday.
High School Volleyball
Warrior boys blank Detroit Lakes
DETROIT LAKES -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer team shut out Detroit Lakes, 2-0 in non-conference action Saturday.
LONG PRAIRIE -- The Pierz Pioneers' volleyball team was defeated 15-4, 15-10, 15-5 by the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder Monday.
Flyers edged 5-4
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers boys' soccer team fell victim to a furious Minnewaska rally as they were defeated the Lakers 5-4 in overtime Monday.
Local sports shorts
A North Central Motor Speedway Pure Stock rules meeting is scheduled 1 p.m. Saturday at the Brainerd National Guard Armory meeting room.
Pierz girls finish 4th, boys 6th at Big Lake
BIG LAKE -- The Pierz Pioneers girls' cross country team ran to a fourth place finish while the Pioneers boys finished sixth at the Big Lake-Becker Invitational Cross Country meet held Monday.
Brainerd netters fall to Sartell
SARTELL -- The Sartell Sabres defeated the Brainerd Warriors girls' tennis team on Monday 5-2 in a Central Lakes Conference match.
Raiders snap losing streak
This was the kind of football game that offered something for everyone. You can pick your favorite highlight.
C-I netters down Aitkin
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers defeated the Aitkin Gobblers girls' tennis team on Monday 6-1 in non-conference play.
Detroit Lakes defeats Warrior girls
BAXTER -- The Detroit Lakes Lakers defeated the Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team 6-2 in non-conference action Saturday.
Pierz counts on Smude
In the Central Minnesota Conference, when people hear that the Pierz Pioneers football team is healthy it usually makes opposing coaches worry.
(Games 1:30 p.m. unless noted)
High School Volleyball
Cardinals swim to 5th place
FOSSTON-- The Staples-Motley/Wadena-Deer Creek/Verndale Cardinals swimming and diving team placed fifth at the Fosston Invitational Saturday.
Weather drawing by Cody Roehl in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
Color it yello
Weather drawing by Bobbi Sue Kruchten in the Lowell first grade of Sharon Jendro.Weather drawing by Bobbi Sue Kruchten in the Lowell first grade of Sharon Jendro.
HINTS FROM HELOISE
Dear Heloise: I have a 100 percent-cotton dress that has become blotchy, possibly from fabric-softener sheets.
Knowing how to swim doesn't protect kids from drowning
DEAR ABBY: The letter from "Concerned in California," regarding her fears about her child drowning while visiting relatives who have unprotected swimming pools, prompted me to write. Her fears are well founded. You were on target telling her that her sister and ex-husband were ignorant about child safety.
Raising child with disability is journey full of surprise
DEAR ABBY: Several years ago, a mother of a disabled child sent you a moving essay, "Welcome to Holland." It became one of my most treasured pieces, but unfortunately I have lost my copy. Could you please reprint it for me and your readers? -- A GRANDMA IN NASHVILLE
Names and faces
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Michael J. Fox and Elizabeth Hurley were among the celebrities who played a benefit hockey game in honor of six firefighters killed last year in a warehouse fire.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A tentative cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip lasted barely half a day on Tuesday, dissipating in the smoke of gunfights and rockets fired from helicopter gunships.
Gun battle erupts between Israeli, Palestinian troops
JERUSALEM -- Despite the world's appeals to cease fire, Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen shot at each other in a West Bank town Monday, and an Israeli civilian was killed, apparently by Palestinian militants, in the fourth day of deadly clashes over a contested Jerusalem shrine.
Milosevic foes open protest blitz; mine walkouts stir power worries
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- Truck and taxi drivers blockaded roads and bridges, students stayed home and factories closed throughout Yugoslavia on Monday to start a protest blitz by opposition forces that could test their resolve to drive President Slobodan Milosevic from office.
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