A NEW BALL GAME
CHICAGO -- The events of Sept. 11 left no American generation unshaken. And baby boomers, till now little-scarred by hardship or tragedy, might be the most jolted of all.
AITKIN -- Riverwood HealthCare announced that on Oct. 1, Dr. Tim Arnold, family practice physician, joined the staff. He will be seeing patients at Riverwood's McGregor and Aitkin clinics.
Job cuts paint bleak picture of economy
WASHINGTON -- American employers cut more jobs in September than during any month in more than a decade, the Labor Department said Friday.
Luxury sales outlook grows dimmer
NEW YORK (AP) -- In the days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Lisa Concepcion Giassa and Enid Lewin drastically changed their luxury shopping habits -- but in opposite directions.
Tech stocks rally but analysts credit a rebound, not a turnaround
NEW YORK -- Tech stocks are re-emerging as the force that can move the stock market and maybe make investors get a little ahead of themselves.
Too much tourism? Some say terrorist attacks show Florida is too reliant on tourism
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Florida has relied on tourism ever since the days when Julia Tuttle, known as the Mother of Miami, implored industrialist Henry Flagler to extend his railroad tracks all the way to Miami.
Small business moves toward normalcy
NEW YORK -- Steven Mazur's company is located on Wall Street, just a few blocks from the World Trade Center. Even with the devastation from Sept. 11 close by, he's seeing business returning to something unimaginable in the days after the terrorist attacks: normal.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
Wells Fargo to acquire Marquette banks
MINNEAPOLIS -- Wells Fargo & Co. is buying banks and other businesses in seven states owned by Carl Pohlad and his family, owners of the Minnesota Twins, who said Friday they plan to shift their focus from banking to financial services.
Fund investors can calm nerves by ignoring their portfolios
NEW YORK -- After a truly terrible third quarter, jittery mutual fund investors want to know what they should do.
Travel arrangers laid off, businesses close
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Carlson Hospitality Worldwide abruptly closed its reservation center here this week, leaving 60 people without jobs.
Worrying at work
The number of Americans concerned about their safety at work hasn't grown significantly despite the attacks on the World Trade Center, according to a new survey.
'Improving on' the Bible: Ever heard of Kings Hor, Basanater and Karsudan?
It's typical for left-wing scholars
Bible Belt comes to New York
NEW YORK -- Ben Cox usually preaches in small-town North Carolina, but he moved his ministry to Manhattan for a week to deliver a message of support from the Rev. Billy Graham.
Schools, local governments are turning to prayer and faith after terrorist attacks
WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- A hush fell over the stadium as football players, cheerleaders and band members from both teams made their way to the end zone. Then, although people in the stands could not actually hear it, the students on the Waxahachie High field recited the Lord's Prayer.
Terrorist attacks spark end-of-time theologies
Predictions that the end of the world is at hand have come and gone for centuries, and they've always had one thing in common. They've always been wrong.
Pluralism project looks at religious diversity
The history of religion is unfolding before our eyes, says Diana L. Eck, a professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard University.
The Lakewood Evangelical Free Church will host the Tabernacle Skatepark Ministry. The skatepark will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Evening concerts will star
North Dakota freethinkers postpone efforts to remove Ten Commandments
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Red River Freethinkers postponed its campaign to remove a Ten Commandments marker at the City Hall mall after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
Cuban cardinal slowly helps church regain lost ground
HAVANA -- The message of sympathy and healing was familiar, but the venue gave it a special meaning.
Vatican reiterates Roman Catholicism's ban on women deacons
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican has reiterated its refusal to allow women to become deacons, criticizing courses to train women for that role.
Good-natured child needs his share of parents' attention
QUESTION: What are the special needs of a compliant child -- one who goes along to get along? Does he have any special needs?
First in a series
I would like to share some thoughts with you about Christian work ethics.
Gallup poll reports dramatic religious upswing in U.S.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- The first Gallup poll on religion after Sept. 11 provided more evidence that faith has gained importance in the lives of Americans since the terrorist attacks.
United Methodist pension board is in a stock-buying mood despite losses
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- The United Methodist Church pension board, the nation's largest Protestant retirement agency with 65,000 clients, said assets in its main investment fund have dropped 15 percent this year, to $11 billion.
Help teach a child important little lessons
He has the brightest eyes and his whole face lights up when he smiles. He is full of energy and enthusiasm for life. He is also full of questions. He is a good kid and he is very smart. He loves sports, especially basketball and football.
Daughter can't pretend she's part of one big, happy family
DEAR ABBY: I am a 12-year-old girl and I need some advice. My dad recently had an affair with a woman he met when he went back to school. She is also married. He asked her to marry him, but she said no, so he decided to come back home. He has left us twice before, so my home isn't very stable.
Through the eyes of youth
Ninth-graders at Franklin Junior High School in Brainerd were able to try their talents at one of America's oldest examples of free speech -- the political cartoon.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursdays cattle: 450.
New farm bill could provide incentives for restoring diversity to landscape
The goal of the 2002 Farm Bill, as spelled out by a coalition of 39 organizations serving a variety of constituents, is to preserve and enhance the biological diversity of the landscape. Whoa, don't be flipping to the comic section! While "biological diversity" is an intimidating phrase, it isn't such a complex concept to understand.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 214, a year ago 121.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 1,250.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 41, a year ago 273.
Brainerd Fire Department units responded to two vehicle accidents Friday.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
DARLING -- A Brainerd man suffered injuries in a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 10 near Darling in Morrison County, the State Patrol reported.
Meets 8:30 a.m. Tuesday
Roger and Jackie (Berkner) Olmscheid, a girl, Elizabeth Mary, 6 pounds, 13 ounces, Aug. 16, 2001. Grandparents are Duane and Sharon Berkner, Brainerd, and Leo and Viola Olmscheid, New Munich.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 7 a.m. today to an activated smoke detector at the PORT Boys Home on First Street North in Brainerd.
PILLAGER -- The Pillager Fire Department responded to a house fire Wednesday in Sylvan Township.
MOTLEY -- A car collided with a cow and injured four people, the State Patrol reported.
Three share lead at Michelob
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Even when Len Mattiace was summoned to the media room, he didn't know where he stood on the leaderboard.
Former Senate Majority Leader Mansfield dies
WASHINGTON -- Mike Mansfield, who rose untutored from the mines of Montana to become the longest-serving majority leader in Senate history, died Friday. He was 98.
Bush: Tax cuts should drive economic stimulus plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush is pressing Congress to pass an economic stimulus package that includes accelerated income tax cuts, generous breaks for business and some assistance for lower-income workers.
Ventura does radio interview after saying he'll talk to local media no more
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A day after saying he wouldn't give any more interviews to the local press, Gov. Jesse Ventura on Thursday did a radio interview on a local station. In fact, the host said Ventura invited himself.
Government says automakers trade mileage gains for larger, more powerful vehicles
WASHINGTON -- Although automakers have developed substantial fuel saving technologies over the years, they have used them largely to boost performance and vehicle size and weight, a government report concludes.
Lawmakers hope to have economic stimulus package ready in three weeks
WASHINGTON -- Top lawmakers hope to ready an economic stimulus plan in three weeks or less for Americans who lost their jobs after the terrorist attacks.
House nears approval of farm bill
WASHINGTON -- The House neared approval of a $170 billion overhaul of farm programs after turning aside a bid by urban lawmakers and environmentalists to shift billions of dollars in crop subsidies into conservation programs.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Blood Pressure Clinics
Q & A
Q. Robert asks: I am going to paint my house that is built of cement. I have scraped off all of the loose paint and am ready to begin. Do I need to prime the entire house first or just where I scraped off the paint?
Failed tomatoes bring soul-searching
POUND RIDGE, N.Y. (AP) -- With mid-September came resignation. Except for one plant, I just wouldn't have good tomatoes this year.
-- In a nod to the less-is-more trend in sh
Tools for Schools
Brainerd High School students are learning about homes from the inside out and a new donation is providing them tools to work with.
Question: I think this is a good time to move some shrubs -- andromeda, hollies, azaleas. Should I prune them back first? Any suggestions and transplanting techniques?
Distinguish good vs. bad house noises
Got a house that groans and creaks? Floors that squeak and pipes that shriek?
Minimum wage vs. cost of rental housing
WASHINGTON -- A one-bedroom apartment is cheaper in Arkansas than in any other state. Yet even there, the income from a minimum-wage job is too little to afford a roof over a family's head, an advocacy group's analysis of government statistics says.
Summer vacation is over for houseplants
Bringing houseplants back indoors is an admission that the gardening season is ending. Still, it's a j
Brad Rowley and Don Blaeser recently joined the architecture department of Nor-son.
A cabinet adorned with a handsome still life. A secretary blooming with painted bouquets. A tole tray lush with a grape motif. These beautiful objects seem even more remarkable when one learns that Deerfield Designs founder Jean Goldsmith is a self-taught artist.
Use end-of-season tomatoes in Minnesota mixture
Although Jack Frost has nipped our windowsills, you may still have end-of-season tomatoes that may be green or partially ripened.
Study: Mississippi River healthy in the lakes area
Nearly a year ago, a joint venture to look at the Mississippi River's water quality near Brainerd brought several forces together.
The Brainerd School Board will meet in closed session at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the district office to discuss labor negotiations.
Leslie Seely, Crosby, will participate in her first marathon in Dublin, Ireland, on Oct. 29.
How river testing was conducted
A.W. Research Laboratories sampled the Mississippi River at two locations about 500 feet above and below the Brainerd Wastewater Treatment Facilities discharge point.
State lawmakers' addresses
Area legislators and how to contact them.
About the Mississippi River Basin
The Mississippi River Brainerd Watershed consists of about 1,656 square miles in the central part of the basin. The watershed includes all or parts of Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison and Todd counties.
State contributes to river pollution
Pollution along a river's route can be all downhill.
LITTLE FALLS -- District 12B House candidates Helen McLennan and Greg Blaine are scheduled to appear at a breakfast sponsored by the Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Performing Arts Center at Lindbergh Elementary School.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Effective immediately, no new or replacement personnel will be hired by Crow Wing County, Commissioners ordered yesterday. County Board members cast a freeze on hiring in order to maintain some financial control.
Man in custody after knifing in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- An alleged argument during a walk in a city park left one 22-year-old man with a knife cut to his throat.
Recruited to Singapore
When a fourth-grade teacher at the Singapore American School resigned in August to move back to Australia, Superintendent Bob Gross apparently knew where he could find another qualified teacher -- Lowell Elementary School.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 780 years ago (1921) - Brainerd's tall concrete water tower is to have a powerful search light in addition to the 12 100-candle power lights.
Water quality definitions
Non-point pollution can include agricultural runoff, pesticide and fertilizer use, urban storm water runoff from paved streets, parking lots, construction sites and yards, runoff from forestry, feedlots, highway de-icing.
One man's journey in a canoe down the Mississippi River brings a fresh perspective to the Brainerd area. Look for the story in Monday's Dispatch.
Airlines ordered to strengthen cockpit doors
WASHINGTON -- Transpor-tation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta ordered airlines Friday to strengthen their cockpit doors within 90 days. Several already have been doing so since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Firefighters thinking more of their own safety now
Jolted by the mass deaths of rescuers in New York, firefighters won't be so quick to rush into burning high-rises and will broadly rethink how to protect themselves while trying to save others, fire officials say.
Analysts: Bridgestone/Firestone may have hit bottom with latest tire recall
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.'s decision to recall 3.5 million more tires, ending a federal investigation, could mean the company finally has reached bottom and can begin to rebound, analysts say.
Jolts of all sorts now trigger fears of terrorism
Greyhound screeches its bus fleet to a halt. A plane explodes over the Black Sea. A Florida man's rare disease raises fears of bioterrorism. Everywhere, people trying to recover emotionally from the Sept. 11 attacks find new reasons to worry almost daily.
Developments related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks:
Foreign spy agencies helping U.S. at unprecedented levels
WASHINGTON -- It's the kind of communication between nations that takes place beneath the public pronouncements of diplomats and politicians, but in many ways it's far more important. Especially now.
Judges to form panel to review HMO mental health claims
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Three judges will leave the bench to form a committee that will review mental health claims for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.
Prosecutors object to Olson trial delay because of terrorist attacks
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A move to postpone Sara Jane Olson's attempted-murder trial because of the impact of last month's terrorist attacks should be denied, prosecutors said Friday in a court filing.
Jobless rate still stuck at 4.9 percent
WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate remained stuck at 4.9 percent in September as American businesses shed 199,000 jobs last month, the largest job loss in more than a decade.
How to get out the treatment if bioterrorism ever strikes
WASHINGTON -- If the government ever discovers a bioterrorist attack, it immediately will ship 50-ton packages of medical supplies -- antibiotics, IV fluid and other equipment -- to local hospitals struggling to contain the deadly outbreak.
New York mourns 74 port authority employees and firefighters lost in attack
NEW YORK (AP) -- One by one, 74 names scrolled down a massive screen at Madison Square Garden's theater, a toll of sorrow few could fathom.
Being there gives heroism, horror new meaning
NEW YORK -- The site smells like the concentration camps of the Third Reich -- an acrid, piercing odor of pulverized concrete and singed metal and, yes, human remains.
Billboard seeks racial profiling complaints
NEWARK, N.J. -- The American Civil Liberties Union unveiled a billboard Friday on the New Jersey Turnpike intended to recruit plaintiffs for racial profiling lawsuits.
Oil spilling from Alaska pipeline after man shoots it with a big-game rifle
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Crews were slowed by explosive vapors as they tried to plug a leak in the trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline that spewed nearly 300,000 gallons of oil into the wilderness.
Bush administration rejects Sharon's claim it seeks to appease Arabs
WASHINGTON -- Responding to an Israeli rebuke, the White House rejected Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's accusation that the United States was appeasing Arabs for the sake of its war against terrorism. Secretary of State Colin Powell described the spat as a cloudburst that will not affect a strong relationship.
Government approves new timetables for wireless phone companies to develop 911 location technology
WASHINGTON -- The government gave some of the nation's mobile phone carriers more time to develop technology that allows emergency personnel to quickly locate callers who dial 911 from wireless phones.
Investigators have no clues in case of Florida man who died of rare form of anthrax
LANTANA, Fla. -- Investigators said they had no answers as to how a Florida man who died from a rare form of anthrax caught the disease after they searched his home and workplace and tracked his movements over the past few weeks.
Back-to-back crashes involve Navy missiles
WASHINGTON -- Two trucks hauling weapons for the military -- including a load of Navy missiles -- crashed within 14 hours, raising new concerns about a system that makes 42,000 ammunition deliveries a year.
Troop buildup continues
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -- The U.S. Army dispatched about a thousand infantry soldiers to this country bordering Afghanistan Friday, part of a massive buildup for a military response to the terrorist attacks on the United States.
Ford employee doesn't have to hand over documents
DETROIT -- A judge refused Friday to force a Ford Motor Co. employee to hand over confidential human resources documents the automaker says he stole.
Great Lakes ports are on alert for terrorism
CHICAGO -- The U.S. Coast Guard is clamping down on normally free-flowing ship traffic on the nation's interior waters, increasing armed patrols and expanding security zones around the Great Lakes region to protect against attacks that could cripple freight routes or strike waterfront cities.
Mays misses chance at mark
DETROIT (AP) -- Joe Mays missed his shot at history.
Henderson slides into baseball record book
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Only Rickey Henderson could set baseball's career runs record and then celebrate by sliding into home plate -- after a home run.
Lead pack ready to form in run for national title
The run for the Rose Bowl is still in its early stages, but look for a lead pack to develop after several key conference games on Saturday.
Moses, Chaney, Coach K head into Hall of Fame
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Moses Malone was humbled by his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Steelers' Bettis closing in on 10,000 yards
Tony Dorsett, Walter Payton, Marcus Allen. When Jerome Bettis was growing up in Detroit, playing pickup games with his buddies in school yards and back yards, he wanted to be just like them.
This might be the Titans' biggest week
The Tennessee Titans entered the season as one of the Super Bowl favorites. Now they're 0-2, and their hopes will be in turmoil if they lose to the Super Bowl champions.
Bonds hits Nos. 71 and 72
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Even Willie Mays didn't think his godson Barry Bonds could break the record.
Braves clinch East again
ATLANTA (AP) -- Finally, the Atlanta Braves could relax and enjoy themselves.
Bonds homers to tie McGwire
HOUSTON -- With one last swing, Barry Bonds put an end to his Houston walkathon and put himself in the record book.
Ruth Granum, 72, Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Alvin J. Przybilla
LITTLE FALLS -- Alvin John Przybilla, 73, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Virginia 'Jinx' Munnings
NISSWA -- Virginia "Jinx" Munnings, 65, Nisswa, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at her home.
PILLAGER -- Mary Olseth, rural Pillager, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at her home.
WALKER -- Nelda Nygard, 73, Walker, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at her home.
Walter F. Berg
DEERWOOD -- Walter F. Berg, 78, Deerwood, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at his home.
Ann V. Knutson
Ann V. Knutson, 86, Brainerd, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at her home.
Eva L. Williams
PILLAGER -- Eva Louise Williams, 20, Pillager, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd of cancer.
Ethel M. Abel
PIERZ -- Ethel Marie Abel, 89, Pierz, formerly of Little Falls, died Wednesday, Oct., 3, 2001, at the Pierz Villa in Pierz.
CUSHING -- Lloyd Larson, 58, Cushing, died today, Oct. 5, 2001, at home.
Gerald M. Brown
McGREGOR -- Gerald M. Brown, 67, McGregor, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at his home.
McGREGOR -- Gerald Brown, 67, McGregor, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at home.
AITKIN -- Rose Petraborg, Aitkin, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, in the Lyngblomsten Nursing Home in St. Paul.
Bernard P. Schotzko
OAKDALE -- Bernard P. Schotzko, 86, Oakdale, formerly of Brainerd, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at home of cancer.
Emil J. Butler
AITKIN -- Emil J. Butler, 80, Aitkin, formerly of West Concord, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at home.
Russell Delbert Oxley
CRYSTAL -- Russell Delbert Oxley, 77, Crystal, formerly of Aitkin, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, in Robbinsdale.
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Sept. 11th's last casualty
The Bush administration appears ready to make a serious foreign policy mistake at the moment it is trying to stamp out the evil of terrorism as practiced by Osama bin Laden and his followers.
Short and sweet
Ask the experts of Madison Avenue. They'll tell you that if you want your message to be remembered, it should be short and to the point.
Like a youngster threatening to hold her breath until things go her way, Gov. Jesse Ventura said this week he won't give anymore interviews to the "local press." Indeed, when he returned to Minnesota from a tour of the demolished World Trade Center, Ventura was silent as reporters asked him questions.
A great opportunity
WASHINGTON--The great feat of statesmanship is to turn catastrophe into opportunity. That is what John McCain and Evan Bayh hope to do, by converting the surge of patriotic energy unleashed by the terrorist attacks of last month into a greatly expanded program of national service for young Americans.
News council can help readers
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
In the 1960s movie classic, "Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Quit Worrying and Love the Bomb," renegade General Jack Ripper orders the flight wing under his command to drop their loads of atomic bo
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
A river resurgence
On a summer day in northeast Brainerd a picture of what many consider a vanishing piece of Americana can still be seen.
'Pennies from heaven'
NISSWA -- Michelle Jensen hears the plunk of acorns on the rooftop and says, "Pennies from heaven."
Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge is issuing 75 buck-only firearms hunting permits. The permits are valid Nov. 10-18.
Boundary Waters: A journey into pristine wilderness
"The singing wilderness has to do with the calling of the loons, northern lights, and the great silences of the land lying northwest of Lake Superior. It is concerned with the simple joys, the timelessness and perspective found in a way of life that is close to the past."
Good grouse hunting means harder work this year
The 2001 ruffed grouse season has not found favor with some hunters. There seem to be few birds in the woods, and fewer yet show themselves for a good shot. This gives grouse hunters two choices: hunt something else, or hunt harder and smarter for the grouse that are there.
New wildlife harvest plan proposed by bands for ceded territory
'Eight Chippewa Indian bands in Minnesota and Wisconsin have submitted to state officials a new five-year plan guiding their taking of wildlife in the 1837 treaty ceded territory of east-central Minnesota.
Walleye limits on Mille Lacs eased
ST. PAUL (AP) -- This winter, anglers on Lake Mille Lacs will be able to keep a wider range of walleyes.
North Country calendar
The great outdoors is no place for cats
Dead cats and other animals on the road were the subject of this column last week. I suggested people should keep their pets indoors or under supervision when they're outdoors.
BRAINERD/NISSWA - The bigger walleyes have started hitting on Gull Lake, Lake Edwards, North Long Lake, Round Lake, and Pelican Lake. Northern pike, sunfish, and bass continue to be an easy catch on most area lakes, and the crappie bite is improving throughout the area as well.
Five generations recently gathered were Chayse Alexis Pickar, daughter; Pat Pickar, father; Tim Pickar, grandfather; Richard Pickar, great-grandfather; and Marian Pickar, great-great-grandmother.
Jody Rudlang and Kyle Beeck announce their engagement. Parents are David and Karen Rudlang, Pine River, and Bernard and Lila Beeck, Frazee. A Feb. 2, 2002, wedding is planned at First Lutheran Church in Pine River.
Hien Tran and Timothy Graham Kairies were married Aug. 11, 2001, in Phoenix.
Paula Lesmeister and Matthew Larson
Paula Lesmeister and Matthew Larson announce their engagement. Parents are Paul and Barb Lesmeister, Morris, and Richard and Carol Larson, Nisswa. An Oct. 27 wedding is planned at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter.
Sandra Sumstad and Thomas Youngblom
Sandra Sumstad, Alexandria, and Thomas Youngblom, Pillager, announce their engagement. Parents are Jackie Sumstad, Alexandria, and Ron Sumstad, Clitherall, and Sharon and Gordon Youngblom, Pillager. A December wedding is planned at Lord of Life Church in Baxter.
Ann Broneak and Preston Windorski were married Sept. 1, 2001, at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter with Pastor Randy Ahlberg officiating.
Nicole Thesing and Frederick Cash were married May 5, 2001, at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Fort Ripley with Father Paul Fruth officiating.
Christa Lynn Underland and Davin Roy Raisanen were married June 23, 2001, at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa with Pastor Chris Meier officiating.
Rachel Hartwig and Jason Harper were married July 7, 2001, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cudahy, Wis., with Pastor Steven O. Olson officiating.
Darla K. Maurer and Nathanael D. Grotzke
Darla K. Maurer and Nathanael D. Grotzke announce their engagement. Parents are Kenn and Suanne Maurer, Brainerd, and the Rev. David and Cindy Grotzke, Baxter. A Dec. 8 wedding is planned at First Baptist Church in Baxter.
Jill Maciejny and Jeremy Ryder were married Sept. 15, 2001, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter with Pastor Jennifer Wilson officiating.
Nicole Roberts and Aaron Hoiland were married Aug. 11, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Crosby with Father Howard Eisel and seminarian Matt Hebert officiating.
Christy Schraut and Brian Hormann were married June 23, 2001, at Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud with Pastor Tim Christensen officiating.
Shannon Rose Duffy, M.D., and Jamison Lynn Harker, M.D., were married May 19, 2001, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Angie Collins and Brian Smolke were married July 14, 2001, at Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis with Father Joseph Gillespie officiating.
Tabatha Persons and Christopher Debeltz were married Aug. 11, 2001, at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd with Judge Dave Ten Eyck officiating.
Kristin Kay Bowman and Randy Lee Kepner
Kristin Kay Bowman and Randy Lee Kepner, both of Cottage Grove, announce their engagement. Parents are Bob and Kay Bowman, Baxter, and Dan and Ellie Kepner, St. Cloud. A Dec. 1 wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Retirement open house
There will be a retirement open house for Al Abear from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Nisswa Community Center.
Drivers mourn Alexander, popular young talent
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson will never know why, but he had the urge to speak to his good friend Blaise Alexander right before Alexander was set to race.
Northwest lowers prices to draw back customers
MINNEAPOLIS -- People waiting to fly on the cheap got their chance as airlines began deeply discounting tickets to help rebuild passenger loads that have been down sharply since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Report: Former Minnesota man on advisory list sent to banks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The name of a man who took a driver's license test in Minnesota is on an advisory sent to banks and other financial institutions in the United States and Europe since the Sept. 11 attacks, the Star Tribune reported Friday.
Hospital to provide lifetime of care for woman on coma
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Fairview-University Medical Center will provide a lifetime of medical care to a 42-year-old woman who lapsed into a coma while undergoing a hysterectomy at the hospital in April 2000.
State worker injured while striking when hit by car in Rochester
ROCHESTER (AP) -- A state worker on strike was injured when a car backed into him while he was taking pictures of the driver who chose to work rather than go on strike.
Student expelled for making bomb threat day after terrorist attacks
HIBBING (AP) -- A student was expelled after admitting to making a false bomb threat a day after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Snow and subfreezing weather sneak into Minnesota
BAUDETTE(AP) -- The first signs of winter are creeping into Minnesota.
Northwest adds South Bend-to-Minneapolis flight
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- At a time when most airlines are scaling back service, Northwest Airlines plans to add a daily flight between South Bend and Minneapolis.
Three boys die in Hutchinson house fire
HUTCHINSON (AP) -- An overnight house fire killed three fifth-grade boys in Hutchinson early Friday, police said.
Ventura will be 'selective' about giving media interviews
ST. PAUL (AP) -- It's mostly back to business as usual between Minnesota media and Gov. Jesse Ventura.
'Comedy College' airing Saturday
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Attention, class: Steve Martin and Garrison Keillor are giving lessons in classic comedy in a new radio show premiering Saturday on Minnesota Public Radio.
Ventura says he'll meet with union members
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura said Friday that he would meet with striking state workers any time -- as long as the media wasn't around.
Strike causing hardship on some students
The state employees strike has caused some inconvenience for students who attend state-run schools.
Minnesota National Guard begins helping with airport security
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The first of about 130 Minnesota National Guard troops took up their posts and began reinforcing security at the Twin Cities, Duluth and Rochester airports Friday.
FBI questioned student pilot in Eagan
ST. PAUL (AP) -- In the week after the terrorist attacks, the FBI questioned a man with a Syrian driver's license and passport whose U.S. visa said he had received flight training in Arizona.
Candle suspected in house fire that killed three boys
HUTCHINSON (AP) -- An overnight house fire killed three fifth-grade boys during a sleepover birthday party early Friday. Neither of the home's two smoke detectors had batteries, fire authorities said.
Guard helping with airport security
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The first of about 130 Minnesota National Guard troops took up their posts and began reinforcing security at the Twin Cities, Duluth and Rochester airports Friday.
State needs people to run snow-fighting machines
As the first snow of the season fell Friday in Baudette, Department of Transportation officials began to brace themselves.
Warriors make the grade Brainerd beats Tech 14-7
ST. CLOUD -- In five previous games this season, the unbeaten and fifth-ranked Brainerd Warriors had overpowered the opposition by an average of 29 points.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Brainerd beats LF in volleyball
LITTLE FALLS -- The Brainerd Warriors got what Coach Heidi Hahn called "a nice win" by beating Little Falls 15-3, 15-2, 3-15, 11-15, 15-6 in Central Lakes Conference volleyball Thursday.
Local sports shorts
Lakes Area Youth Soccer Association offers competitive traveling soccer teams for youths ages 11-19.
W-DC gains first loop win
PARK RAPIDS -- Peter Hayes rushed 35 times for 220 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines past the Park Rapids Panthers 27-21 for their first win in Northern Lakes Conference football Friday.
Rocori rallies past LF
COLD SPRING -- The Little Falls Flyers held the Rocori Spartans scoreless in the first half, but fell victim to a late rally and lost 21-14 in Central Lakes Conference football Friday.
Pillager rolls past Menahga
MENAHGA -- The Pillager Huskies continued their drive to a Prairie North Conference football title by defeating the Menahga Braves 52-40 Friday.
McCulloch adjusts to life as a redshirt
Trevor McCulloch started every down for four seasons as he anchored the offensive line for the Brainerd Warriors.
Crosby drops 30-15 decision
CROSBY -- On a rare Thursday night matchup with Osceola from Wisconsin the Crosby-Ironton Rangers couldn't hang on to the ball and lost a non-conference football game 30-15.
Sophomore gets Pequot Lakes going
PEQUOT LAKES -- On a night to honor a star-studded senior class, it was a sophomore who kick-started the Pequot Lakes Patriots to a 21-0 North Star Conference football victory over the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves Friday.
Alex edges LF boys
ALEXANDRIA -- Too little too late for the Little Falls Flyers who lost 3-2 in Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer Thursday.
Area events Saturday
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
Megans find going to the net pays off
It took more than two hours, but Megan Steiger and Megan Whalen did what they wanted and won their match too.
Cardinals hold on for 17-14 win
CROOKSTON -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals clung to a three-point advantage throughout the fourth quarter to squeak out a 17-14 victory over the Crookston Pirates in Northern Lakes Conference football Friday.
Warrior swimmers breeze past Apollo
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team won all but four events to remain unbeaten in a 114-68 blowout of the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles Thursday.
Pierz coach notches his 100th victory
EDEN VALLEY -- Pierz Pioneers coach Leo Pohlkamp recorded his 100th career victory Friday with a 14-12 victory over the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles.
Verndale jumps ahead early
VERNDALE -- The Verndale Pirates jumped out to a 27-0 halftime lead and sailed past the Ashby Arrows 49-8 in Pheasant Conference football Friday.
Verndale stops Pequot Lakes
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Verndale Pirates volleyball team picked up their second Park Region Conference victory Thursday by defeating the Pequot Lakes Patriots 15-1, 15-8, 4-15, 15-12
Friday's prep scores
Ada-Borup 31, Norman County West 8
Little Falls girls lose to Alexandria
BELLE PRAIRIE -- The Little Falls Flyers were beat by the Alexandria Cardinals 5-2 in Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer Thursday.
Pine River-Backus meets the challenge
PINE RIVER -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers football team is not used to making mistakes or playing from behind.
Sartell's overtime goal beats Brainerd boys
SARTELL -- Dan Woletzko of Sartell scored a goal at the 89 minute mark in overtime to lift the Sartell Sabres to a 2-1 Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer Victory over the Brainerd Warriors Thursday.
Despite 1-0 loss to Sartell, Brainerd 'sisters' improving
BAXTER -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team has an interesting way of looking at things.
Little Falls tennis team eliminated
ST. CLOUD -- The third-seeded St. Cloud Apollo Eagles eliminated the sixth-seeded Little Falls Flyers 5-2 in the opening round of the South Subsection 8AA team tennis tournament Friday.
Rangers sweep meet
BAY LAKE -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers ran away from the rest of the competition in both the boys' and girls' races at the Ranger cross country invitational Thursday at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge.
Pierz beast Mora netters
MORA -- The Pierz Pioneers defeated the Mora Mustangs 5-2 in non-conference tennis Thursday.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Warriors bowling team defeated St. Cloud Cathedral 3-2 and Sauk Rapids 4-1 at Great River Bowl in Sartell in their first matches of the season last weekend.
VIKINGS vs. SAINTS
MINNESOTA (1-2) at NEW ORLEANS (1-1)
Minnesota looks to rebound after shocker with Purdue
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Minnesota safety Jack Brewer has tried to move on, to forget about the overtime loss to Purdue that seemed a certain win for the Gophers.
Saints focus on three Vikings stars
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Oh sure, the Minnesota Vikings have 11 players on the field for every down. The New Orleans Saints know that. It's just that three of them are getting the bulk of attention this week.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Rick Reed is happy with his season even though it ended with three straight losses.
WILD 2001: The goal? It's simple -- score more of them
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild coach Jacques Lemaire was asked this week what he wanted to see from his recently formed second line.
Overclocking can be useful
We're going to try something a tad controversial this week -- namely, overclocking the processor on the computer we've been building.
Computer giants up the ante
WASHINGTON -- Adversaries in the computing world, Microsoft and Apple find themselves in similar positions this season. Both have new versions of their operating systems due out soon. Both of these releases involve thorough revisions of massive amounts of computer code -- and both will put a higher degree of stress on your computer if you decide to upgrade.
To get milk, computer-graphics research goes to great lengths
Animators working on the movie "Shrek" spent two months crafting a technically complex 3 1/2-second shot. The star wasn't the rotund green ogre in the movie's title role, but a frothy glass of milk.
New gadget aims to drown out cubicle clatter
Thoreau once observed that "the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." But in this age of noisy, open-office environments, the desperation just isn't quiet enough.
Ad-blocking software moving to mainstream
WASHINGTON -- I never thought I'd install ad-blocking software on my computer. I considered it cheating to block ads on Web pages. After all, don't ads subsidize free Internet content, the way commercials do for TV?
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain or snow showers in the lake superior snow belt. A chance of rain east central and southeast. Highs in the 40s north to around 50 south.
State forecast for North Dakota
Freeze advisory east tonight...
Minnesota state forecast
Freeze advisory tonight west...
Regional Weather Forecast
Grazing in the sun
Weather drawing by Sarah Sorensen in the Riverside School second-grade class of Mrs. Timmons.
Iowa state forecast
Freeze advisory west and northwest tonight...
Rain falls over Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley while East and West coasts clear
Chilly rain swirled over the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley early Friday, while a clear day dawned over the East coast. Snow collected in the mountains of Wyoming.
State forecast for South Dakota
Freeze advisory south and east tonight...
Get ready for Halloween
Weather drawing by McKenzie Sell in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
North-South: Ray and Gladys Norrgard, 91.
BRAINERD & PILLAGER
The Pinetree Patchworkers will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Brainerd Public Library. We will be having election of officers. The program will be Linda Melby, who will speak on traditional patterns and modern piecing methods. The Tuesday group will meet Oct. 16 at the Presbyterian Church in Brainerd.
Names and faces
PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- Alanis Morissette stopped by this small town to play a concert for high school students, the prize for a 15-year-old student who designed a music video for the singer.
Mother-in-law driving couple out of their minds and their home
DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law, "Ruth," who is 80, my husband, "Clarence" (50ish), and I (40ish) all live in the same house. Ruth's husband died before Clarence and I were married. She sold her home and Clarence sold his so they could buy a house together.
Water, water everywhere
Dear Heloise: In one of your articles, you stated that the water supply to washing machines should be turned off when one is taking a trip.
Colombian rebels, government to study cease-fire
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia's troubled peace talks gained momentum after rebels pledged to scale back kidnappings and agreed to begin immediate cease-fire negotiations with the government.
Arab station releases what it says appears to be most recent tape of bin Laden
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- New images of Osama bin Laden appeared Friday on an Arab television station, showing the terror suspect somber and composed amid a celebration by his followers at an arid mountain base.
Crews collect pieces of Russian jetliner as families gather near Black Sea
SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Rescue workers searched the Black Sea on Friday to recover bodies and collect fragments of a Russian jetliner that exploded and killed 78 people, many of them Israelis going to see relatives during a Jewish holiday.
Blair arrives in Pakistan as U.S. allies consolidate support
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the most vocal supporter of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, arrived here Friday as part of Western efforts to rally Islamic backing for strikes against Osama bin Laden's organization in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan offers to free aid workers
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- As a U.S.-led anti-terrorism coalition tightened the circle around Afghanistan, the country's increasingly isolated Taliban leadership offered Saturday to release eight imprisoned foreign aid workers. The condition: The United States must halt its "massive propaganda campaign."
Man commits suicide in S. Korea, frustrated by separation from family
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- An 82-year-old man committed suicide near the border with North Korea, where he had a son he had longed to see again after a half century apart, police said Friday.
NATO parliamentary assembly dominated by terrorist attacks
OTTAWA -- A four-day meeting of legislators from NATO countries that started Saturday will focus on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States while also discussing usual topics such as expanding the alliance.
Anti-aircraft guns open up around Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An intense volley of Taliban anti-aircraft fire Saturday brought thousands of Afghans into the streets of Kabul, where they craned their necks to watch a plane fly over. The plane was not hit.
Arafat's Cabinet criticizes Palestinian gunmen
JERUSALEM -- Yasser Arafat's Cabinet issued a rare public criticism of Palestinian militants attacking Israel, saying the gunmen violated the Mideast truce and damaged Palestinian interests.
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