Chevrolet S-10 truck: Riding shotgun on a Texas-size test run
She said nothing at first. Hers was a storm-building, cloudy mood. Flashes of lightening in body movement. I battened my psychic hatches.
2001 Corolla big step forward in small cars
Slowly, and in some cases, subtly, small cars are getting better, and if you don't believe, take a ride in the 2001 Toyota Corolla.
Explorer sales are up despite tire controversy, Ford says
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. reported Tuesday that sales of its beleaguered Explorer rose slightly in September despite being at the center of controversy over rollover accidents linked to Firestone tire failures.
New Beetle outpoints PT Cruiser in buyer survey
Although PT Cruiser mania has kept the price of the delivery-van-styled sedan in the stratosphere, New Beetle buyers are slightly buggier about their cars, according to a new-vehicle buyer survey by automotive marketing specialist J.D. Power & Associates.
Mitsubishi dual suspect in two business scandals
WASHINGTON -- The people at Mitsubishi Motors Corp. apparently have learned nothing from the controversy surrounding Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. and its biggest corporate customer, Ford Motor Co.
3M to buy telecom firm, majority stake in dental company
MAPLEWOOD (AP) -- 3M Co. is continuing its recent string of acquisitions, adding a majority stake in a German dental products maker and buying an Indiana-based maker of telecommunications and electronics products.
World of books returning to city
Book lovers will be able to find more treasures at the Westgate Mall again by the first week of November.
Recreation or re-creation?
Do you live for vacation? Are you disappointed when you've been anticipating vacation for months, making plans, frantically getting things in order at work before you leave and then suddenly vacation blows by and you return to work less than refreshed, wishing you had time to "take a rest" after your vacation?
Missions Sunday will feature Bob and Karen Andrews, missionaries to Central African Republic, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Community Covenant Church in Brainerd, as well as David and RoxAnn Kelly, missionaries to Ecuador, at 6:30 p.m.
Country church near Pillager undergoing another addition
PILLAGER -- There's a casino near Pillager, but it's not a place to gamble money. It's a place to worship.
School lunch menus
BRAINERD & PILLAGER - MONDAY -- B-Cereal, bread, fruit. L-Taco salad or tacos, soft pretzel, corn, pineapple chunks.
HACKENSACK -- It almost happened twice.
Don't punish child for offense he can't comprehend
QUESTION: Our 2-year-old son is not yet toilet trained, although my mother-in-law feels he should be under control now. Should we spank him for using his pants instead of the potty?
Wrap this flavorful combination in pastry
Wrapping food in pastry was first done for convenience. Then, as often happens with food and cooking, once necessity is satisfied we get creative.
Fruity pear, walnut bars make a handy snack
These squares are quick and easy to bake, combining fruit and nuts in a handy snack form. They'll be as welcome packed in a school lunch box as offered with a cup of coffee for refreshment around the fireside at home.
Pop potato, ham appetizer in the freezer
The next time you make mashed potatoes, make extra to prepare potato and ham hors d'oeuvres.
Italian meal doesn't have to be fattening
Enjoying hearty Italian fare while holding the line on fat and calories may sound too good to be true. This recipe for Fettuccine Carbonara proves it isn't.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 273, a year ago 124.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 450.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County Court:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 144, a year ago 176.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 450.
AITKIN -- Two people were injured Wednesday in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 47, four miles east of Aitkin, the State Patrol said.
In a Page 1N story in the Neighbors section Wednesday, Julie Smith's name was incorrect in a cutline.
BURGLARY -- A burglary was reported at Auto Value Part Store, 305 N.W. Fourth St.<
Fire destroys garage
OSSIPEE -- The Mission Fire Department, aided at the scene by the Crosslake Fire Department, responded to a garage fire Thursday at a residence off County Road 116 near Ossipee.
Adam W. Kurowski, 20, and Melissa L. Jordan, 19, both of Brainerd.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
Last resort for babies
Two area hospitals are participating in Crow Wing County's Safe Place for Newborns program, which was introduced at an event this morning.
Under new AHA guidelines, eating right a simpler proposition
DALLAS -- Eating right just got easier, especially for health-conscious folks who get a heady thrill from fruits and vegetables -- but a headache from math.
Study finds ethnic, economic disparities in mortgage lending
SAN DIEGO -- Despite the rise in homeownership across the country, blacks and Latinos were nearly twice as likely to be turned down for mortgage loans than whites, according to a study.
Mobile home parks changing from generation ago
PEQUOT LAKES -- Often maligned by popular culture and tornado disaster movies, mobile home parks are still offering an alternative for affordable housing.
How well we've learned to sell homes, automobiles
NEW YORK (AP) -- It is difficult at times to understand the insatiable desire of the American consumer for houses and automobiles until you appreciate the power of merchandising.
Fall is good time to pitch hazardous products
The turn of the seasons brings on a burst of activity as people get busy cleaning out closets, garages and basements before winter settles in.
Matt Pecarich joined Century 21 Brainerd Realty.
Two native plants are almost always pretty
Nature sometimes has the best designs. Harsh contrasts usually result when any primary colors -- red, yellow and blue -- are placed side-by-side.
Dress up your siding with paint
Aluminum and steel sidings, which took the nation by storm in the '50s and '60s, promised -- and delivered -- an end to regular and costly painting.
Repot outside plants
Repot houseplants that have been left outdoors for the summer before bringing them back indoors, says the Maryland Home & Garden Information Center.
Stainless at Tiffany's
Tiffany's & Co., a legendary store with a sterling reputation, is serving up its first line of stainless flatware this season.
Swiss chard is a garden's Old Faithful
POUND RIDGE, N.Y. (AP) -- When the days are getting cool, I like to go out to the garden and cut Swiss chard for my dinner.
Design J-33 not likely to be built in mass production
Design J-33 is a smaller, more Craftsman-like version of a beach house plan (Design J-26) that appeared a few weeks ago. I guess someone at HomeStyles just wanted to be sure we were awake.
Keep tile grout in good shape for appearance, health
Grungy tile grout is considered by many people to be the scourge of mankind. It is ugly and a pain in the neck to clean. And, recent studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that certain types of mold can negatively affect one's health.
C-I superintendent finalists to be interviewed
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton School Board plans to interview its three superintendent candidates starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
State representative asks for park superintendent's removal
A longtime critic of government restrictions in Voyageurs National Park on Thursday said the park's superintendent should either step down or be removed from her post.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 5 - 100 years ago (1900) - Report says that George Fletcher has lost one of his horses. Hope the rumor is unfounded, as the loss of a good horse to a new settler is a very serious thing.
Most good ideas tend to be simple.
Lawmakers criticize Revenue Department for rebate recall
ST. PAUL -- Both chairmen of the Legislature's tax committees criticized the Department of Revenue on Thursday for recalling nearly 17,000 sales-tax rebates erroneously sent to children. Neither was consulted first.
Charges dropped in Gallaudet student's murder
WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia police and prosecutors dropped murder charges against Gallaudet University freshman Thomas Minch in a dramatic and unusual hearing Wednesday, and U.S. marshals released the 18-year-old through a back door of the courtroom away from a crowd of reporters and fellow students.
Biking in Baxter
Members of the delegation that attended the opening and dedication of the eight-mile segment of the Paul Bunyan Trail that runs through Baxter enjoyed the changing leaf color as they biked and skated from the dedication site at the College Square Convenience Store to the Mississippi River bridge and back Wednesday.
Interested citizens who would like to submit questions to area political candidates in a series of debates sponsored by The Brainerd Dispatch and Lakeland Television may send their questions to: Debates 2000, Brainerd Daily Dispatch, P.O. Box 974, Brainerd, MN 56401. Debates are scheduled for Oct. 16, 19 and 20. Participants in the Oct. 16 debates include Senate District 11 candidates Republican Wayne Hoffert and Sen. Dallas Sams, DFL-Staples, at 6 p.m. and House District 11B candidates Republican John Blashack and Rep. Mary Ellen Otremba, DFL-Long Prairie, at 7 p.m. The 6 p.m. Oct. 19 debate will include House District 12B candidates Rep. Steve Wenzel, DFL-Little Falls, and Republican Mary Marana. The Oct. 20 debates will include Senate District 12 candidates Sen. Don Samuelson, DFL-Brainerd, and Republican Paul Koering at 6 p.m. and House District 12A candidates Rep. Kris Hasskamp, DFL-Crosby, and Republican Dale Walz at 7 p.m. State water management program offered Monday Minnesota is taking a new approach to unify water management and to measure results. The 10-year program ignores political boundaries and is organized as water flows -- into seven water basins. Teams in each basin involve local governments, American Indians and citizens to identify common and basin-specific goals and objectives under the guidance of the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board. Details of the first step in Gov. Jesse Ventura's Water Management Unification Initiative will be announced 10 a.m. Monday at the state Office Building. Speakers will include Gene Gugoson, EQB chairman; Dean Barkley, Minnesota Planning director; and Marilyn Lundberg, EQB Water Resources Committee director. Statewide goals are to improve water quality, conserve the diverse characteristics of state waters, restore and maintain healthy aquatic ecosystems and provide diverse recreational opportunities. Annexation, government issues to be addressed in Walker State Rep. Peg Larsen, R-Lakeland, the Minnesota Legislature's Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs Committee chair, scheduled a meeting Monday to discuss annexation and other local government issues in Walker.
Proposal would mean more tests for students
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Schools that don't meet the state's expectations on test scores could be labeled "needing improvement" under a new state plan.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 6 - 40 years ago (1960) - Fifty Twosome Dance Club will hold their "kick-off" dance of the 1960-61 season on Friday at the Club LaGuyal. Music for dancing will be by Howie Hill and his Orchestra.
Waiting their turn
Apparently no one has informed the pigeons perched Thursday on a billboard sign for Baxter's Paul Bunyan Amusement Center along Highway 210 in Baxter that the seasonal helicopter rides ended on Labor Day.
Audit shows Brainerd school finances in good shape
The Brainerd School District's financial situation seems to be in good shape.
Cancellation of second state trooper academy likely
ST. PAUL -- Short of a last-minute deal involving Gov. Jesse Ventura and legislative leaders, Public Safety Commissioner Charlie Weaver intends to cancel another state trooper training academy scheduled for next year.
Grand Rapids children's museum targets forestry
GRAND RAPIDS -- Children in 10 counties, including Crow Wing County, have the opportunity to learn more about forestry.
Applications for grant funds from the Crow Wing Power Community Trust will be accepted through Tuesday.
Health care challenges include a national nursing shortage that is not critical in the lakes area, but it is a looming concern. Look for the story Sunday.
New mobile homes and park communities may not meet the stereotype for trailer parks and they offer an affordable housing option. Look for the story in Friday's Housing section.
Paul Bunyan Trail development in Chippewa National Forest begins
The first phase of Paul Bunyan Trail development in the Chippewa National Forest began this week.
5 are Merit semifinalists
Five area high school seniors are among 16,000 students nationwide who were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.
Ventura urges Congress to press on with free trade initiatives
WASHINGTON -- Continuing his free trade crusade, Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura urged a Senate panel to build on permanent normal trade relations with China by opening up trade to other countries, including Cuba.
Hackensack woman dies in crash on 371
BACKUS -- One person died and three were injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday on Highway 371 at Highway 87, just north of Backus.
Scenes of summer
This coreopsis, as well as the other flowers pictured, were captured on film by Meghan Rahn, a Brainerd High School senior who enjoys photography as a hobby.
BHS students may have to pay to park
Brainerd High School students may have to start using some of their gas money to park at the school.
16,851 rebate checks recalled
ST. PAUL -- The Department of Revenue mailed out letters this week asking 16,851 children to return sales tax rebate checks sent to them in error, officials said Wednesday.
Ventura says drinking age and military age should be the same
WASHINGTON -- Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura suggested Thursday that it wasn't fair to require men to register for the draft at 18 while making them wait until they were 21 to drink.
Leech Lake band, counties ready to enforce each other's laws
CASS LAKE (AP) -- The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and six law enforcement agencies have reached an agreement to allow county and tribal officers to enforce each other's laws.
Walk for Diabetes scheduled Saturday on Paul Bunyan Trail
Brainerd's fourth annual Walk for Diabetes will be Saturday on the Paul Bunyan Trail in Baxter.
Speaker to present 'What Makes a Special Event Special?'
CROSSLAKE -- Paul Ridgeway will be a guest speaker at the Key Man Banquet at two locations in Crosslake on Saturday and Sunday with a presentation on "What Makes a Special Event Special?"
Entry forms are being taken for the third annual Winter Wonderland Parade set for 5 p.m. Dec. 2 in downtown Brainerd.
Grant recipients announced, applications sought
The Initiative Foundation, a regional foundation serving 14 counties in central Minnesota, awarded seven community grants, totaling $54,000, this past month.
Clinton, Congress agree on plan to protect public lands
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Clinton and Congress agreed on a six-year, $12 billion plan to protect public lands and expand conservation efforts, but still have miles to go to finish their budget work for the new year.
Congressional negotiators consider Cuba food trade
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cuba would be allowed to buy U.S. food for the first time in four decades under legislation nearing final approval in Congress, but tight controls on financing are certain to limit sales.
Jobless rate falls unexpectedly
WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to 3.9 percent in September and total employment rose by 252,000 after posting two months of declines. The jobless rate for blacks fell to a record monthly low.
GOP invites Clinton veto of bill
WASHINGTON -- Inviting a pre-election veto, Republicans are ready to send President Clinton a $23.6 billion measure financing energy and water projects that would block administration plans to alter water flows on the Missouri River.
West Virginia man accused of threatening Bush
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A man who allegedly threatened Texas Gov. George W. Bush was ordered on Wednesday to remain at his 30-acre farm while a federal grand jury considers the case.
Leader of the pack
Sandhill cranes followed an ultralight piloted by Joe Duff as they left the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge as part of Operation Migration Tuesday near Necedah, Wis.
Shuttle launch off until next week because of valve, bolt problems
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Space shuttle Discovery's flight to the international space station has been postponed until next week because of a sluggish valve and suspect bolts.
Woman found dead amid 130 cats
BELEN, N.M. (AP) -- Investigators responding to complaints of foul odors at a home found the body of an elderly woman and more than 130 cats, most of them dead as well.
Feds sue plant for firing Muslim over refusal to shave
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a company for firing a Muslim worker who refused to shave his beard for religious reasons.
Court ruling to free sex offenders alarms Colorado
DENVER -- A court ruling that could free more than 100 Colorado rapists, child molesters and other sex offenders from prison has alarmed victims of sex crimes and sent law enforcement officers scrambling to undo the damage.
Two missing boaters found alive off Oahu
HONOLULU (AP) -- Two men said they survived more than three days at sea on Pop-Tarts, beer and juice before they were rescued by the Navy and Coast Guard.
Library of Congress gets $60 million gift, largest in history
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Every year a world-famed scholar will get a million-dollar prize as a result of a $60 million dollar gift, the largest in the 200-year-history of the Library of Congress, officials said Thursday.
Powerful lawmaker cited by ethics panel
WASHINGTON -- The House ethics committee said Thursday that Rep. Bud Shuster, chairman of the Transportation Committee, committed "serious official misconduct" through his actions with a lobbyist and his acceptance of improper gifts. But the panel took no action beyond a letter of disapproval.
Pettitte thinks his way to 4-0 victory
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Andy Pettitte stood on the mound, talking to himself and mentally blocking out a stadium full of screaming fans.
One of the QBs will get 2nd loss
MIAMI (AP) -- Florida State's Chris Weinke wants to stay off his left foot as much as possible. Miami's Ken Dorsey wants to stay off his back as much as possible.
-- Andy Pettitte, Yankees, pitched 7 2-3 innings, allowing five hits, as New York blanked Oakland 4-0.
Carter: Bucs' Johson should have known better
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson isn't being thrown the ball as much as he predicted he would in Tampa Bay, which comes as little surprise to the Minnesota Vikings' Cris Carter.
Wisconsin suspends three basketball players
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Badgers are finished disciplining athletes for the unadvertised discounts they received at a shoe store.
Yankees return to comforts of home
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics had a bad trip to New York before even arriving at Yankee Stadium.
Bonds shows he can perform in October
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Bonds wore a broad smile when he stepped into the on-deck circle in the first inning.
Wild ready for debut
MINNEAPOLIS -- They finally will skate as one Friday night onto The Pond, these 23 castaways thrown together as the Minnesota Wild.
STARS -- Jim Edmonds, Cardinals, had three doubles and two RBIs to lead St. Louis past Atlanta 10-4.
Taylor ends season with another victory
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Olympic fatigue didn't stall Angelo Taylor's finishing kick.
Cards one game away from advancing
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- One more victory, and the St. Louis Cardinals will pay off a 4-year-old debt.
Wild, Blue Jackets face challenges
MINNEAPOLIS -- They're both experiencing the growing pains that come with being NHL expansion teams, but any notes being traded between the Minnesota Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets would do each other little good.
Does Dungy need reality check?
In Week 5, Drew Bledsoe finally quieted his critics, Cade McNown finally found the victory column, Deion Sanders finally earned his money and Daunte Culpepper finally figured out what the rest of the NFL learned two years ago: aim for Randy Moss and good things will happen more often than not.
Mets manage to pull another miracle
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- There's one more amazin' chapter in the New York Mets' wild playoff history.
Wolves sign Ellis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves signed LaPhonso Ellis to a contract Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.
Marshall no longer has a stranglehold on the rest of the Mid-American Conference.
To avoid sweep, White Sox must start hitting
CHICAGO (AP) -- Lou Piniella won't divulge Seattle's pitching plans to the team that led the majors in scoring this season.
Wisconsin again looking to turn around season against Buckeyes
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The 24th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers, who dropped 20 spots in the poll after an NCAA scandal and back-to-back losses, are out to turn things around the way they did a year ago: by beating No. 8 Ohio State.
Seattle seeks sweep of White Sox
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle Mariners have their best pitcher at home to stop the Chicago White Sox from doing what they haven't done in two games: hit in the clutch.
Verne A. Smith
PHILBROOK -- Verne Allen Smith, 56, Philbrook, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at Greater Staples Hospital.
Kathleene A. Palmquist
FORT RIPLEY -- Kathleene A. Palmquist, 67, Fort Ripley, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Harold R. Kent
ONAMIA -- Harold Robert Kent, 71, Onamia, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
BREEZY POINT -- Jack Lindahl, Breezy Point, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at his home.
Monroe 'Red' J. Marsh
STAPLES -- Monroe "Red" J. Marsh, 83, Staples, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at the VA Medical Center of St. Cloud.
Charles 'Chuck' C. Clink
PEQUOT LAKES -- Charles "Chuck" Carroll Clink, 74, Pequot Lakes, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village of Pine River.
Dorothy 'Dorie' Pella
PIERZ -- Dorothy "Dorie" Pella, 80, Pierz, formerly of Genola, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
Elsie L. Sather
CROSBY -- Elsie L. Sather, 91, Crosby, formerly of Woodrow, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at Cuyuna Range Medical Center of Crosby.
Beverly J. Lundgren
TWO HARBORS -- Beverly J. Lundgren, 78, Two Harbors, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital of Duluth.
PILLSBURY -- Betty Johnson, 59, Pillsbury, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Elsie L. Sather
CROSBY -- Elsie L. Sather, 91, Crosby, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at Cuyuna Range Medical Center of Crosby.
Marion R. Evenson
BAXTER -- Marion R. Evenson, 84, Baxter, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Scoring the debate
WAUWATOSA, Wis.--On the scorecard I kept while watching the first presidential debate with a group of undecided and persuadable voters in this Milwaukee suburb, both candidates accomplished most of their goals. Their performance reinforced my feeling that Al Gore and George W. Bush have developed into very capable contenders, with clearly defined policy differences and leadership styles.
OTHER OPINIONS - Streamlining
Ventura comes up with an idea that's accountable and prudent Gov. Jesse Ventura's administration has made a smart move by changing the way state agencies are funded and adding incentives to put out-of-date programs out to pasture.
Cal Thomas and women
I did not watch Al Gore or George W. Bush on Oprah in September. But I was pleased that the presidential candidates were engaging with a demographic group historically so invisible to political campaigns. And so I was infuriated by Cal Thomas's recent syndicated column in The Dispatch.
OTHER OPINIONS Mideast violence
It is with horror and disgust that we witness the ongoing clashes in the West Bank, and we lay the blame squarely on the fleshy shoulders of one man: Ariel Sharon.
I agree with my opponent that Brainerd has experienced tremendous growth in the 1990s.
Euro's value is dropping
The following editorial appeared in Tuesday's Los Angeles Times:
I am responding to the Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000 article "Ventura lectures news directors" by Brian Bakst (Associated Press), Page 3A.
City space needs
The city of Brainerd has been studying its space needs for months now and just recently received a report containing various recommendations which the City Council has acted on.
Debate time, 8 p.m.
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Dick Cheney and Joseph Lieberman square off in a campaign debate Thursday night to sell their White House tickets, their own leadership credentials -- and perhaps deal with the echoes of scandal raised and dismissed by their bosses two nights earlier.
Gore, Bush trade shots in duel for battleground swing states
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A man who allegedly threatened Texas Gov. George W. Bush was ordered on Wednesday to remain at his 30-acre farm while a federal grand jury considers the case.
Cheney and Lieberman differ politely in vice presidential debate
DANVILLE, Ky. -- Joseph Lieberman and Dick Cheney disputed their differences and promoted their tickets in a mannerly vice presidential debate that left the tough tactics for next time, when Al Gore and George W. Bush meet again.
Busch Grand National update
NASCAR Busch Grand National schedule, winners in parentheses, and driver point standings:
Selling crash insurance keeps ex-driver involved
It's an image seen frequently in auto racing -- a battered car at a standstill, pieces strewn across the track.
Gordon takes seventh career pole at Lowe's
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Jeff Gordon, trying to salvage a sub-par season with a strong finish, won the pole for the UAW-GM Quality 500 on Wednesday night.
NASCAR WINSTON CUP
Winston Cup update
The NASCAR Winston Cup schedule, winners in parentheses, and driver point standings:
Ranked Warriors face injury-plagued Sartell
The rest of the state is beginning to realize that the Central Lakes Conference, not just the metro area, plays high school football.
Paterno's passion for coaching contineus
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- There's not much Joe Paterno hasn't seen in his 51 years of coaching college football. But one thing the Penn State coach certainly wasn't accustomed to was starting the season 1-4.
17 former Gophers charged with academic misconduct
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Seventeen former basketball players have been charged by the University of Minnesota with academic misconduct as the fallout continues from the school's cheating scandal, Twin Cities newspapers reported Thursday.
Alexandria boys blank Little Falls in soccer
LITTLE FALLS -- The Alexandria Cardinals boys' soccer team shut out the Little Falls Flyers 2-0 in Central Lakes Conference play Thursday.
High School Football
The Brainerd Warriors sophomore football team ran its record to 4-2 with a 36-0 victory at Sartell Thursday.
North Dakota tops preseason WCHA poll
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota is the preseason favorite in a poll of Western Collegiate Hockey Association coaches for the fourth straight year.
High School Volleyball
Palmer ties sister's mark for Cardinals
STAPLES -- Abby Palmer of Staples-Motley/Wadena-Deer Creek/Verndale tied the school record held by her sister in the 50-yard freestyle but the Cardinals lost 110-73 to Sauk Centre in non-conference swimming and diving Tuesday.
Pequot dumps Verndale
VERNDALE -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots volleyball team defeated the Verndale Pirates 15-11, 10-15, 15-7, 15-7 in Park Region Conference action Thursday.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Mike Weiss is going to make a good employee someday. This season he's performing three jobs proficiently for the Brianerd Warriors football team.
Warrior Week 6
BRAINERD WARRIORS (4-1)
Pequot netters advance with win
NISSWA -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots tennis team won all four singles matches and advanced in the Subsection 7A tournament with a 5-2 opening-round win over the Aitkin Gobblers at Grand View Lodge Wednesday.
Ranger boys win
DEERWOOD -- The Crosby-Ironton boys' cross country team won the Rangers Invitational Thursday at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge golf course and C-I's Sam Anderson and Kim Beaman were individual champions.
Raiders' SAC unit is put on alert
Back in the cold-war days, when citizens feared that Soviet nuclear missiles would come soaring over the pole, the Strategic Air Command was ever vigilant-- watching, waiting, ready to deflect or swat down any aerial assault.
Portrait photography, 'Recent Work' to be on exhibit
NISSWA -- Connie Meyers, of Connie's Studio Of Photography in Nisswa, is an award-winning portrait photographer whose works will be on display Friday through December at Brainerd City Hall.
Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts season to kick off
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Children's Theatre Co. of Minneapolis rolls into Pequot Lakes this weekend with its "Lyle the Crocodile" production, the kickoff event in the Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts 2000-2001 season.
'Titans' may herald end of box office slump
LOS ANGELES -- "Remember the Titans" sacked the weekend box office competition with $21.2 million in ticket sales, offering hope that the industry's months-long slump is over, an analyst said Sunday.
Legends of country music to perform
ONAMIA -- Some of the brightest lights in country music's heavenly past will stoke up their embers for a lakes area audience this Sunday at Grand Casino Mille Lacs.
Minneapolis artist to show works in oil, wood, collage at Central Lakes College
New works by Minneapolis artist Cameron Zebrun will be on exhibit Monday to Nov. 2 in the Central Lakes College Gallery on the Brainerd campus.
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in this week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission. (Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold.):
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
Brainerd woman publishes her own magazine
When Heidi Holtan decided to publish her creative writings, she took matters into her own hands.
'Singing ranger' to present concert in Staples
STAPLES -- The Minnesota folk musician best known as the National Park Service's "singing ranger" will open Centennial Auditorium's performance season Oct. 13.
Couch showcases musical, artistic skills
Jesse Couch, known around school for his artistic and musical skills, has picked up this year where he left off last year.
Aitkin area guitarist Michael Antus will entertain from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Ripple River Gallery, located five miles south of Deerwood and three miles east of Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. For information call 678-2575.
Snow returns to northwestern part of state
A touch of winter returned to Minnesota early Thursday, where light snow fell in the northwest and temperatures were in the low 30s.
North-South: Ann Whalen and Phyllis DeRosier, 142.5; Ray Norrgard and Bob McClel
Dear Heloise: I live in San Diego, and the water is so hard that it stains my SHOWER DOOR so badly that I hate using the shower. I came up with a solution.
Ten children don't crowd romance out of marriage
DEAR ABBY: I agree with your answer to "Happily Married Husband," who revealed that five husbands in his circle of friends have gotten divorces because their wives spent too much time with their children and they felt displaced.
Nobel prize spoof cites bad ideas
BOSTON -- To keep cats from wandering across computer keyboards, deleting files and shedding between the keys, Chris Niswander created "PawSense," a program that detects their presence and emits a sound to send them scurrying.
Night belongs to Dixie Chicks
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Despite a little history made by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill at the Country Music Association awards, the night and the year belonged to the Dixie Chicks.
Wife's gambling habit puts retirement at risk
DEAR ABBY: I have just discovered that my wife of 35 years has been gambling heavily for several years. Nearly $8,000 has been withdrawn at the casinos from our account and hers in the last nine months.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Viking ship arrives in New York
The crew aboard the Icelandic longship, the "Islendingur," sailed by the World Trade Center Thursday in New York Harbor.
Israel defends itself against allegations of brutality
JERUSALEM -- Israel is fending off accusations that it has used excessive force in its attempt to quell a weeklong rebellion that has claimed dozens of Arab lives.
Clinton: No U.S. military action in Yugoslavia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Clinton said Thursday it would be inappropriate for the United States to intervene militarily in Yugoslavia as protesters demand that President Slobodan Milosevic accept electoral defeat.
Quake hits Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's strongest earthquake in five years struck a large region of the southwest on Friday, injuring at least 28 people and destroying buildings, homes and a Shinto shrine.
World leaders hail uprising, EU poised to end sanctions
LONDON -- As demonstrators toppled symbols of President Slobodan Milosevic's regime in a tidal wave of protests in Belgrade, many of the world's leaders relished the prospect of a new era for the Balkans, and Europe as a whole.
Unassuming law professor becomes the people's choice
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) -- The dour law professor poised to oust Slobodan Milosevic seemed an unlikely presidential candidate in the turbulent Balkans, where charismatic autocrats usually win elections.
Joyful Albright welcomes Russia's backing of Yugoslav opposition leader
WASHINGTON -- An exultant Secretary of State Madeleine Albright welcomed Russia's decision to back Yugoslav opposition leader Vojislav Kostunica after long years of support for ousted President Slobodan Milosevic.
Milosevic slipped Communist tag, but not leaders' fate
Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic was able to sidestep the anti-Communist rebellions that swept through Eastern Europe in the late 1980s by jettisoning his communist ideology in favor of hard-line nationalism. The switch in political identities bought Milosevic another decade in power, but now his fate seems little different from that of Communist Party leaders in neighboring countries.
Arafat, Barak order troops to pull back
SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt -- Moving to curb the bloodshed on the West Bank and Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat ordered military commanders to separate their forces at three flash points in the weeklong confrontation, a U.S. official said Thursday.
Palestinian-Israeli battles leave four dead
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli troops battled thousands of Palestinian rock-throwers and several dozen gunmen in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Friday, killing four rioters in what the Palestinians billed as a "day of rage."
Fires burn in Yugoslav parliament after protesters storm building
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- Demonstrators stormed parliament, hurling pictures of President Slobodan Milosevic into the streets, and police fought protesters amid clouds of tear gas Thursday as hundreds of thousands of people swarmed Belgrade to demand that Milosevic accept electoral defeat.
Russia joins support for overthrowing of Milosevic
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- Russia joined the international outpouring of support Friday for the forces that toppled Slobodan Milosevic, stripping the disgraced regime of its key backer and helping Yugoslavia's new leaders solidify their control.
Iranian Jews celebrate New Year while relatives languish in prison
SHIRAZ, Iran (AP) -- As Jews in this southern Iranian city went to synagogue this week to celebrate the High Holy Days, some visited the local prison to meet relatives who have been convicted of spying for Israel.
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