Wholesale prices shoot up 0.9 percent in September
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wholesale prices shot up 0.9 percent in September, the sharpest increase in seven months, led by big jumps in the cost of gasoline and heating oil. Car prices posted their biggest increase in five years and food costs rose for the first time in five months.
Wall Street bounces back somewhat
NEW YORK -- U.S. markets shot higher Friday, shaking off worries about tensions in the Middle East, high oil prices and a new economic report indicating that wholesale prices are rising faster than expected.
Brainerd Daily Dispatch photographer Clint Wood finished seventh out of 15 photographers scoring points in the 1999 Minnesota Newspaper Photographer's Association contest standings where points are accumulated all year.
Lawsuit against Northwest stake in Continental nears trial
MINNEAPOLIS -- Continental Airlines may be doing the two-step when it joins Northwest Airlines in federal court as a defendant in an antitrust lawsuit filed by the U.S. government.
Free checking harder to find as banks broaden, increase fees
NEW YORK -- Routine banking is getting to be an expensive activity. That's because fees are going up, there are more of them, and they're harder to avoid.
Potlatch signs land management agreement with EVTAC Mining
Potlatch Corporation and EVTAC Mining, Eveleth, recently signed a land management agreement.
Wall Street shoots higher; global markets recover
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. markets moved higher Friday, shaking off worries about escalating tensions in the Middle East, high oil prices and a new economic report indicating that wholesale prices are rising faster than expected.
Departing isn't always sweet sorrow
The Labor Department says the typical American worker toils at nine jobs throughout a work life that can span four decades or more. Workers leave, or get fired, from jobs they once were certain would be the last stop on their career track.
Socially conscious junk bond mutual fund no longer oxymoron
NEW YORK -- A year ago when Pax World Fund Family introduced the first socially responsible junk-bond mutual fund, the first word that sprang to mind was "oxymoron."
'Take my son by the hand ...'
It seems like just yesterday we began a new school year and here it is ... already October!
Fund raiser helps Lakes Area Pregnancy Support Center continue its ministry
BAXTER -- The Lakes Area Pregnancy Support Center held its seventh annual fund-raising and ministry banquet Monday at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter. Randy Kennedy of Christian radio station KTIG was master of ceremonies.
The next Teens Encounter Christ gathering will be Oct. 20-22 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brainerd. TEC will start at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 20 and will end approximately 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22.
Notre Dame may limit ads in student newspaper
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- A 1999 advertisement for a homosexual alumni organization could lead to a showdown over who controls future ads in the University of Notre Dame's student newspaper, the Observer.
Bible-condensing writer tackles Hinduism's Bhagavad Gita
Some years ago, author Stephen Mitchell cut from the New Testament Gospels the narratives he figured weren't authentic -- which meant the parts he didn't particularly like -- and produced "The Gospel According to Jesus: A New Translation and Guide to His Essential Teachings for Believers and Unbelievers."
Immigrant Muslims coming to grips with domestic violence
PLAINFIELD, Ind. -- Imam Abdul Khan says some men at his mosque in Rockford, Ill., have asked him not to speak out against domestic violence during Friday prayers. But he speaks out anyway.
School lunch menus
BRAINERD & PILLAGER - MONDAY -- B-Poptart, cheese slice or yogurt, juice. L-Stuffed crust pepperoni pizza, salad/dressing, orange wedges, Graham crackers.
Sexual abstinence advocacy is full-time job
ELM GROVE, Wis. (AP) -- Sex sells. But so does abstinence, at least for Trisha Magaw. The 23-year-old virgin from Elm Grove, Wis., commands $150 an hour to tell teens how to resist societal pressures and postpone sex until marriage.
Seats recalled because infants could be injured by defective handles
MACEDONIA, Ohio (AP) -- Century Products Co. recalled 4 million infant car seats Friday because they have defective handles that can break and cause serious injuries to babies.
The Baxter Sandpipers 4-H Club recently met at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church. Hosting the meeting were the Hradsky and Nelson families.
2 million mothers owed support in 1997 weren't paid
WASHINGTON -- Nearly 2 million mothers raising children without a father in the home in 1997 failed to get any child support payments owed them by the absentee parent, the Census Bureau reported.
Pequot restaurant sells 100th ton of steak
PEQUOT LAKES -- It's enough steak to make the mighty Paul Bunyan's mouth water.
Divorce is less harmful than fighting parents
Divorce researcher Judith S. Wallerstein is packing such a punch with her new book, "The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce," because she says, with passion, what so many people wouldn't say for so long: Divorce is a big deal for children.
Security toy for puppies
Dear Heloise: My granddaughters brought over some stuffed toy puppies for my dog, Momma Pom, who had puppies. We kept the toys in the box with the puppies for a few weeks. When it was time to let the pups go with their new owners, my granddaughters had m e give one of the toys with each puppy.
Strong-willed children return to the fold as adults
QUESTION: What are the long-range implications of raising a strong-willed child? What can we expect as the years go by?
Kids need good relationship
Delete. Computer language of, "Oops, I made a mistake. Get rid of it." A wonderful invention, this delete key. No messy erasures. No tell-tale White-Out. Even the biggest errors magically disappear instantly. No hassle. No need to cover up a mistake.
New study adds to evidence learning starts before birth
What did they know and when did they know it? Earlier than most of us ever thought possible, according to Dutch researchers who have concluded that fetuses are capable of learning because they have both short- and long-term memory.
Financial planning called crucial when starting a family
Surely you remembered the car seat. And clothes. And if you didn't remember diapers, you will.
Branson finds seniors with a little spunk
BRANSON, Mo. -- For nearly 40 years, "Wild" Wilma Jean Cummins has embarrassed her husband at friendly get-togethers and family reunions with her fine-tuned talent: blowing hit songs into pop bottles.
4-H regional dog show results listed
Seven Crow Wing County 4-H members participated in the 2000 4-H North Regional Dog Show on Sept. 16 at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds in Bemidji.
Dealing with loss as a teen-ager
WASHINGTON -- On the warm, sunny morning that her mother was to be buried, Stephanie Frank almost preceded her into the grave.
Brainerd City Council Safety and Public Works Committee
Meets 5:30 p.m. Monday
One person was injured in a two-vehicle collision at 1:06 a.m. Wednesday at South Sixth Street and Maple Street.
located in Long Lake Township to the city of Brainerd (Harold and Alvina Thiesse -- 60 acres) -- City administrator recommends to dispense with the actual reading of said ordinance -- Approval of.
Nathan and Jayme (Kinn) VanRisseghem, Brainerd, a boy, Jacob Jon, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, Oct. 3, 2000. Grandparents are Donald and JoAnn VanRisseghem, Brainerd, and Gordy and Zona Kinn, Bigfork.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 8:41 a.m. Saturday to a fire at Image Rotomolding Enterprises in the Brainerd Industrial Park.
Johnny Zanosko, 1000 block of Norwood Street, reported the theft of a jack worth $40, two pairs of boots worth $400, two Gortex jackets worth $600 and two pairs of Gortex pants worth $400 from his vehicle.
Baxter City Council Meets 7 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 212, a year ago 50.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Cattle: 450.
Nisswa City Council Meets 7 p.m. Wednesday
United States beats Japan as sponsors announce end
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- On the day the tournament sponsors called an end to the Alfred Dunhill Cup after 16 years, Argentina and Wales advanced to the semifinals Saturday while the United States ended its losing streak by beating Japan.
Internet auctions help patients cut costs under the knife
WASHINGTON -- Atousa Yazdanfar wanted bigger breasts, but wasn't happy with the prices quoted by seven or eight plastic surgeons -- about $6,000 for implants.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Recall of biotech-corn products widens
WASHINGTON -- The recall of food products made with an unapproved variety of biotech corn is widening.
Actress Silverstone seeks investigation into milk mustache ad campaign
NEW YORK (AP) -- Don't bother asking Alicia Silverstone if she's "Got milk?"
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics
Just like a visit to grandma?
CROSSLAKE -- The waiting room looks more like grandma's front porch than a preliminary stop to what lies just beyond the office door -- the dentist's chair.
Easy lighting design changes can save fading eyes
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The twin 10-story towers are pure 1970s senior housing project, looming bleakly over an unfinished parking garage and the stylish downtown McDonald's.
Former asbestos producers seek tax breaks to offset health claims
WASHINGTON -- Former asbestos producers Owens Corning, W.R. Grace, U.S. Gypsum and others struggling to resolve tens of thousands of health-related lawsuits would get $2 billion in tax breaks under legislation being circulated on Capitol Hill in the frenzied final days of the congressional session.
Simple methods preserve vegetable harvests
You don't need a large freezer or even an oversized refrigerator just because you have a large vegetable garden. Many vegetables, including onion, carrot and winter squash, keep perfectly well in "common" storage.
CROSSLAKE -- Rob Birkeland and Mary Nolan, of the Larson Team, Shores and More Realty, Inc., Crosslake, participated in an intensive, three-day buyer specialization course, instructing a group of real estate agents on how to dramatically improve services to real estate buyers.
Tips to remove agitator from washer
Question: I would like to replace some worn parts in my washing machine, but the agitator is just about impossible to remove. I don't want to force and possibly break anything, so do you know a way to get out the agitator?
Only prune if branches are damaged
Prune shrub branches only if they are damaged or dead, says the Maryland Home & Garden Information Center.
Pull poison ivy up by the roots
WASHINGTON -- Killing poison ivy, a lovely but dangerous vine, can be a mythological task that would have been listed among the labors of Hercules had that hero lived in the New World.
The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Minnesota Urban and Rural Homesteading Program is seeking applications from eligible households.
Adjust Design J-34 to your liking
Design J-34 was created by a designer from Texas. Dig deep, and the clues are there.
Bruce Heilman, Liberty Savings Bank in Baxter, is the recipient of the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association 2000 Associate of the Year.
Cass County master gardeners share tips on successful gardening
PINE RIVER -- Master gardeners Robin Gifferson and Threasa Skinner presented pointers for succeeding with bulb gardening on Oct. 6 in a Cass County Extension sponsored program in Pine River.
Clean mildew from various surfaces
Mildew might seem like a docile organism to some, but for many, it has a number of consequences. An allergic reaction to mildew spores can result in an extended hospital visit. At best, mildew is a nuisance. So, with that in mind, this week's offering includes our old standby formula with a few new twists.
Install burglarproof locks
I know from personal experience that burglars and vandals have a field day when they come across an exterior door unprotected by a dead bolt.
Mail ballots to be sent to Cass residents
WALKER -- Cass County Auditor-Treasurer Sharon K. Anderson is reminding Cass County voters that their mail ballots for the upcoming general election will be mailed on or around Oct. 18.
Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch, House Democratic Leader Tom Pugh and Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe will unveil a proposal for a Patients' Bill of Rights at 10:15 a.m. Monday at the Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport.
Railroad president: DM&E could help China trade
HURON, S.D. (AP) -- A better Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad system will mean better access to Pacific ports and trade with China, according to railroad president Kevin Schieffer.
Efforts to eradicate swine pseudorabies seem to pay off
Minnesota's efforts to get rid of swine pseudorabies appear to be working, as no herds are known to be infected with the virus, state veterinarian Thomas Hagerty said Friday.
Duluth native survives ship attack
DULUTH (AP) -- The welcome words came from half a world away.
Customer charged with holding boat store employee hostage
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Authorities have charged a Prior Lake man with assault and kidnapping after an employee of a Burnsville boat store was held hostage at gunpoint.
Thousands say final goodbye to Vento
ST. PAUL -- Thousands of friends and family -- including dozens of members of Congress -- packed into the largest church in the state Friday to mourn the death of U.S. Rep. Bruce Vento.
Facts about highway ramp meters
Meters are run with three main strategies:
Boy fatally shot as hunting companion loads his gun
FERGUS FALLS (AP) -- A 16-year-old Fergus Falls boy died after being hit when his friend's shotgun accidentally discharged while it was being loaded, the Otter Trail County sheriff's office said Saturday.
Human mistake caused rebate checks to be sent in error
ST. PAUL -- Human error was to blame for a snafu that prompted thousands of children to inappropriately receive sales-tax rebate checks, officials said Thursday.
Allegations of second school attack investigated
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Police are investigating a report that three Central High School students molested a 14-year-old student three days before another attack in the school.
Toddler dies in house fire north of Cass Lake
BEMIDJI (AP) -- A 2 1/2-year-old boy died in a house fire north of Cass Lake on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 15 - 40 years ago (1960) - The new 50-star flag was raised to the top of the flag staff while spectators and participants stood at attention during the official dedication of the new Federal building. Miss Brainerd of 1960, Kaye Hill, clipped the ribbon.
Court rules against American Family Insurance
ST. PAUL -- A Hennepin County judge ruled Thursday that American Family Mutual Insurance Company's practice of limiting homeowners' insurance coverage violated Minnesota law and the terms of its own policies.
Fire shuts down EVTAC Mining Co. indefinitely
FORBES (AP) -- For the second time in a little more than two years, a major fire shut down EVTAC Mining Co.'s Fairlane taconite processing plant in this small northern Minnesota city.
Enrollment at the 35 institutions that make up the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system rose 3.3 percent over last fall.
School bus driver arrested after driving erratically
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A school bus driver with five children on his bus was pulled over by police after being spotted driving erratically through the city's streets Thursday morning, KARE-TV reported.
Fire safety theme of open house
Area residents got the chance Thursday to visit up close with firefighters and learn about fire safety at the Brainerd Fire Department's open house.
Alcohol, drugs not factors in trooper's death
ROCHESTER (AP) -- Alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the traffic accident that killed a state trooper in southeastern Minnesota, the State Patrol said.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 13 - 80 years ago (1920) - The five-cent ice cream soda is going to stage a comeback, according to ice cream manufacturers. With sugar slowly tumbling, a drop in milk values, will, manufacturers said, be bound to bring the day when America's favorite dish may be bought for 5.
Regents approve U of M budget request
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved a $221.5 million budget request Friday.
State officials fear more wild fires
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) -- The state is preparing for more wild fires by increasing surveillance and putting more firefighters on alert.
Traffic experts keep keen eye on highway study
MINNEAPOLIS -- For Bill Bierbaum to make money, he has to keep moving.
Thirty-eight veterans took to the field at Camp Ripley recently to participate in the ninth Disabled American Veterans deer hunt. Look for the story Sunday in North Country.
Trying to be his own person
Wade Haapajoki just wants to be his own person.
Mourners bid farewell to friend, congressman
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Rep. Bruce Vento was to be remembered Friday at a funeral Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul, just blocks from the state Capitol where he once served as a state legislator.
WCCO-TV anchor Shelby to take over drive-time radio show
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Longtime WCCO-TV television news anchor Don Shelby will host afternoon programming on sister station WCCO Radio beginning Oct. 23., the station announced Friday.
Secret Service weighs in on protecting schools
WASHINGTON -- Students who came to school with a plan to kill did not "just snap." They told other kids, aired their grievances and otherwise left clues that could have been used to prevent the attacks, a Secret Service review of school shootings since 1974 finds.
Pentagon says it will repair ship, review security
WASHINGTON -- As the American military figures out how to repair the bomb-damaged warship USS Cole, it also will ponder whether security policies need to be fixed as well.
Bombing of U.S. warship may be new-style terrorism
WASHINGTON -- The apparent bomb attack on the U.S. Navy destroyer Cole appears to represent a deadly new tactic in the constantly evolving arsenal of global terror, one that could have widespread impact on U.S. naval and maritime operations around the world, according to U.S. officials and experts.
Ships must lower defenses when entering foreign ports
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. guided-missile destroyer Cole had detailed plans for protecting itself. It was operating at a heightened state of alert. And its anti-terrorist plans were being executed -- down to the presence of armed guards on deck watching for signs of danger.
Team investigating USS Cole explosion grows
ADEN, Yemen -- Yemeni patrol boats cruised near the USS Cole early Saturday, keeping a buffer zone around the stricken ship as U.S. investigators stepped up efforts to determine whether terrorism was behind an explosion that killed 17 of its sailors.
Abortion foes criticize Chinese manufacture of pill for U.S.
WASHINGTON -- Abortion foes said that allowing a plant in China to make abortion pills for American women is an "outrage" that puts patients at risk, but a sponsor says the drug meets all the "rigorous standards" required by law.
Navy ship blast death toll 17
WASHINGTON -- Navy bomb experts have determined without doubt that the explosion that tore through the warship USS Cole, killing 17, "was a blast from the outside," adding to the evidence that it was a deliberate act, Adm. Vern Clark said Friday.
33 survivors of blast are evacuated; explosion rocks British Embassy
ADEN, Yemen -- U.S. investigators converged Friday at this port where an apparent bomb attack on a refueling U.S. destroyer killed 17 sailors. Military planes evacuated the 33 injured to Germany and the east African country of Djibouti.
Black glob continues its spread along Appalachian streams
INEZ, Ky. -- The gooey material -- a mixture of coal particles and water with the consistency of wet cement -- has swallowed driveways and bridges and claimed lawns of some residents in the countryside around Inez.
Heavy spending by Congress may do away with surplus
WASHINGTON -- Even as the presidential candidates continue to spar over what to do with the burgeoning federal budget surplus, Congress already is spending it with seeming abandon.
Jesse Jackson works to end Los Angeles transit strike
LOS ANGELES -- Drivers and transportation officials agreed to resume negotiations over the weekend in their bitter transit strike after the Rev. Jesse Jackson urged them to "move beyond this crisis."
Colorado legislator dies in plane crash in Canada
MIDWAY, British Columbia (AP) -- A light plane on a sight-seeing tour crashed in western Canada, killing three people, including a Colorado state legislator who was piloting the aircraft.
Brother of man rewarded for finding stolen Oscars arrested
LOS ANGELES -- The brother of the man rewarded for finding 52 of 55 Oscar statuettes stolen just before this year's Academy Awards was arrested Friday in connection with the theft.
Discovery rocketing toward international space station
SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) -- The crew of space shuttle Discovery rocketed toward the international space station, readying for four days of space-walking construction on the orbiting outpost.
U.S. Senate passes compromise Garrison diversion bill
WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed legislation Friday that puts off the contentious question of diverting Missouri River water to eastern North Dakota.
Clinton signs extension bill to keep government running
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Clinton signed a third short-term bill to keep the government running while budget negotiations continue in Congress.
Hall of Fame inducts Thomas, one of Bad Boys
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Isiah Thomas' face is cherubic; his smile is charming. Yet, he helped make Dennis Rodman as bad as he could be on the basketball court.
Spartans hold midnight scrimmage
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Last year, Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo rode into the Breslin Center on a black Harley-Davidson to mark Midnight Madness.
Yankees feel safe at Safeco
SEATTLE (AP) -- When the Kingdome was blown up, the only disappointment for the New York Yankees is that they didn't get to flick the switch.
Yankees survive slump, lead series 2-1
SEATTLE (AP) -- Pressure has turned to pleasure, panic to prosperity.
Often attacked, Green keeps hanging on in Minnesota
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- An offseason of criticism is nothing new for Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green. Neither is a winning season.
Blues record shutout against Wild
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Blues goalie Brent Johnson earned his first shutout, while the expansion Minnesota Wild settled for a moral victory.
Roy and Blue Jackets earn milestone victories
The Columbus Blue Jackets experienced for the first time something Patrick Roy is quite used to -- winning a hockey game.
Shaq signs extension worth $88.5 million
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Pretty soon, Shaquille O'Neal just might be able to buy the team he plays for. Or at least come close.
Men's relay team apologizes for victory display
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- How to behave on a victory stand will be required reading for American track and field athletes.
Payton, Perez ruffling a few Cardinals' feathers
NEW YORK -- Neither took what would be considered a traditional path to the major leagues. And neither is what you'd call a traditional rookie.
Playoffs at a glance
Seattle 3, Chicago 0
Garnett lifts Wolves over Bucks
MINOT, N.D. (AP) -- Kevin Garnett had 19 points and six rebounds and Chauncey Billups scored 22 points starting in place of the injured Terrell Brandon to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 104-93 preseason victory Friday over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Jury agrees Duke discriminated against female kicker
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Heather Sue Mercer always believed she was treated differently from the guys on the Duke football team. A federal court jury agrees with her.
The Class of '99 is doing nicely, thank you
For quarterbacks not named Dan Marino or Peyton Manning, it takes three or four years to become comfortable in the NFL. And even they had some setbacks -- Manning threw three interceptions in New England last week and took his share of criticism from Jim Mora.
An NFL primer for Week 7
Game of the Week:
Commentators don't miss chance to kick Snyder when he's down
What is it about Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder that has made him the object of so many cheap shots around the dial over the first six weeks of the season?
Turnovers are cooking the Chargers
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Ryan Leaf's rookie season doesn't look like it ever ended.
Keyshawn still trying to fit in with Buccaneers
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Keyshawn Johnson is not good at hiding frustration.
Stern meets with 76er about lyrics
NEW YORK (AP) -- Allan Iverson will take steps to eliminate offensive lyrics from the final version of his rap album, NBA commissioner David Stern said Thursday after meeting with Iverson at league headquarters.
Captain Video set to start Game 3 for the Mets
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rick Reed is a tape head who believes in better pitching through technology.
Vikes loaded for Bear
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears wide receiver Marcus Robinson returned to practice Thursday for the first time since spraining his left ankle last week, but he remains questionable for Sunday night's home game against the undefeated Minnesota Vikings.
Vikings to test Bears defense again
CHICAGO (AP) -- Randy Moss doesn't really want Daunte Culpepper attempting passes that even he can't catch. Then again, if the Vikings' young quarterback is out of options, Moss says it's OK to let it fly in his direction. He'll make something happen.
Ready for a Subway Series?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Outside the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, the lions are wearing giant Yankees and Mets hats.
PIERZ -- Archie Brisk, 77, Pierz, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at St. Mary's Villa in Pierz.
BAXTER -- Alan Rassler, 40, Baxter, died in Akron, Ohio.
Charles Gordon Larson
IRONTON -- Charles Gordon Larson, 82, Ironton, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Alma M. Roden
LITTLE FALLS -- Alma Mary Roden, 85, Little Falls, formerly of Buckman, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
BAXTER -- Roland "Mickey" McGuire, 59, Baxter, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at his home.
Albert M. Winkels
STAPLES -- Albert M. Winkels, 83, Staples, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
PINE RIVER -- Larry Kemnitz, 66, Pine River, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Doug W. Anderson
STAPLES -- Doug W. Anderson, 68, Staples, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at his home.
Archie R. Brisk
PIERZ -- Archie R. Brisk, 77, Pierz, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at St. Mary's Villa in Pierz.
Harold E. Gibson
CROSBY -- Harold Edward Gibson, 84, Crosby, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
NISSWA -- Dale Burnham, 70, Nisswa, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at his home.
One man's lasting legacy
Some days it may be hard to remember that one person can change the world we live in, but for people who knew Ted Soteroplos there can be little doubt.
Broken hopes and a grim future
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Los Angeles Times:
A clear choice
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- When Al Gore and George W. Bush debated here on the Wake Forest campus Wednesday night, the 2000 election emerged more clearly than ever before as a choice between a liberal and a conservative. That is good news for Bush and a problem for Gore.
Minnesota 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.
Watching the vice-presidential debate, I was genuinely impressed with the character and abilities of each man. The debate reflected on the presidential candidates' abilities to surround themselves with good men, and helped to outline each Party
OTHER OPINIONS - Highway needs
Highway 2 is four-lanes from East Grand Forks to Cass Lake, just outside of Bemidji. It's two-lane from there to Duluth, with the exception of a 10-mile stretch west of Grand Rapids.
Backsliders - Dispatch Editorial
With the constantly simmering Israeli-Palestinian pot boiling over in the Middle East, it's easy to overlook other troublesome regions in that part of the world. But trouble is there, and his name is Saddam Hussein.
Israel isn't perfect
Ever since Harry Truman cemented American bonds with a largely friendless Israel by recognizing the modern Jewish state just hours after its creation on May 14, 1948, the United States has enjoyed a special relationship with that nation going beyond the usual meaning of the word special.
The Evergreen Cemetery Board is seeking a replacement for a recently retired member and to replace members who will retire in the next year or so. Many of the present board members have served 20 years or more and would like to leave the opportunity to younger interested people.
Readers can sound off
The Dispatch encourages readers to sound off in the Open Forum.
Is Minnesota's daily limit of 15 crappies too high? Should current bag limits be retained or modified for some species? Are some limits too low?
North country calendar
October - 19-20 -- Camp Ripley Archery Deer Hunt, first season
Area deer registration stations listed
Brainerd - Log Cabin, 318 S. Seventh St.
Duck hunting success limited in state
Minnesota deer hunters are enjoying the best hunting in state history. The turkey population continues to grow. Grouse hunting has been extraordinary the past few seasons and recent mild winters have pheasants thriving again.
Walleyes active on north, south ends of Gull Lake
MILLE LACS - In the east, look to the bays for numbers of good-sized perch in 4 to 10 feet of water. Rocks continue to produce the majority of walleyes being caught.
October - 19-20 -- Camp Ripley Archery Deer Hunt, 1st season
Turkey hunters aim for another harvest record
Minnesota's wild turkey hunters have set new fall harvest records in each of the past five years. Will the 2000 season bring a new record?
Deer registration stations in area
Brainerd - Log Cabin, 318 S. Seventh St.
Glorvigen wins $300,000 at RCL Walleye Championship
GREEN BAY, WIS. -- Scott Glorvigen won nearly three times more money in Saturday's final round of the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Championship than he had earned in a 12-year career as a professional walleye fisherman. The win netted the Grand Rapids native $300,000, the richest purse in walleye tournament history.
Hides for Habitats (Brainerd area drop-off station)
Aitkin -- Freedom Gas Station, Fleet Supply, Pine Lake Store.
Research leads to interesting facts about nightshade
I'm always delighted when I spot something surprising on my land. That's been especially true since we've cut new trails through the property in the last two years. Recently I discovered a few vines of bittersweet, one of my longtime favorites.
Dingy, not-so blaze orange clothing should be replaced
That dingy, stained, not-so blaze orange clothing you've worn for years should be replaced.
Minnesota's pheasant season opened Saturday.
Deer season looks promising in central Minnesota
When firearms deer season opens Nov. 4 hunters in central Minnesota will be anticipating the best season since 1992.
Books help prepare you for great outdoors
Before you ramble, row, ride or run, take some time to read:
DNR: Choose a hunting partner with passion for safety
As hunting activity hits full stride, the DNR urges hunters to choose partners who possess a passion for safety as well as the out of doors.
Disabled veterans get out in the field, take 14 deer
CAMP RIPLEY -- During World War II, Frank Ellingsworth was a 17-year-old gunner on a torpedo plane aboard the U.S.S. Bogue in the north Atlantic Ocean.
Four generations recently gathered were Jacob Reil, son; Stephanie Reil, mother; Kathy Boser, grandmother; and Gil and Margie Dewes, great-grandparents.
Michelle Schilling and Jonathan Marohl were married May 26, 2000, at Holy Family Parish in Belle Prairie with Father Harold Kost officiating.
Scott and Bozena Persons, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 11, 1975, in Brainerd.
Tony and Kathy Gage, Brainerd, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 18, 1975.
Jennifer Badger and Russell Hines announce their engagement. Parents are Mike and Kathy Badger, Merrifield, and Leo and Karol Hines, Brainerd.
Susan Ann Wise and Brent Kyle Hames were married Aug. 26, 2000, at Incarnation Catholic Church of Minneapolis with Father Stephen R. O'Gara officiating.
Mary Ann and Bernard Rudolph, Fort Ripley, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married Oct. 15, 1960.
Mindy Crisp and William Fortune IV announce their engagement. Parents are Jack and Pat Gard, Brainerd, and Bill and Marlowe Fortune, Brainerd. A November wedding is planned.
Jennie (Britton) Zuelich, Washington, formerly of Brainerd, will celebrate her 85th birthday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the Oak Lawn Town Hall.
Frank "Nunny" J. and Betty Lou (Martinson) Vukelich, Crosby, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. They were married Oct. 7, 1950, in Brainerd.
Four generations recently gathered were Cody Terp, son; Karen Terp, mother; Marvin Winson, grandfather; and Dorothy Winson, great-grandmother.
Margit Kristina Rinke and Steven Douglas Higgins were married Dec. 28, 1999, at the Wayside Chapel in Bucks County, Pa.
Susan Kaye Potter and Mervin Charles Knutson were married July 22, 2000, at Bancroft Bay Park in Albert Lea with Judge William Sturtz officiating.
Heather Peterson and Jim Davis were married Aug. 4, 2000, at St. Francis Catholic Church of Brainerd with Father Bill Skarich officiating.
Florida's Interstate 4 could be road to the White House
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Interstate 4, the busy central Florida highway that links Tampa and Daytona Beach, could be the road to the White House for either Al Gore or George W. Bush.
Gore tries to juggle campaigning, official duties in Mideast crisis
WASHINGTON -- Domestic politics all but drowned out by headlines from overseas, Al Gore tried to keep one foot on the campaign trail, the other in the middle of top-secret White House efforts at Mideast calm.
GOP wins on pharmaceuticals reimportation
WASHINGTON -- Grudging or not, President Clinton's decision to accept Republican-crafted legislation allowing reimportation of prescription drugs gives the GOP bragging rights on an important campaign issue.
Grams enters homestretch with $900,000 on hand
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rod Grams, R-Minn., entered the final five weeks of his campaign against Democrat candidate Mark Dayton with only about $900,000 on hand, his latest financial report shows.
Dayton loaned his campaign $3.3 million
WASHINGTON -- DFL Senate candidate Mark Dayton loaned his campaign $3.3 million in the five weeks between Aug. 24 and Sept. 30 and spent all of it, his latest Federal Election Commission report shows.
Senate candidates court youth vote
MINNEAPOLIS -- Months of focus on Social Security and prescription drugs gave way Thursday night to talk among seven U.S. Senate candidates of financial aid, the environment and gay rights.
Roper critically injured in NASCAR trucks race
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- NASCAR Trucks driver Tony Roper was critically injured after his truck slammed into a wall during the O'Reilly 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night.
NCMS honors racers
North Central Motor Speedway had its season-ending banquet Saturday at the Brainerd Army National Guard Armory.
Warriors swim past Tech
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors remained unbeaten in Central Lakes Conference swimming and diving as they cruised past the St. Cloud Tech Tigers 134-52 Thursday.
Huskies win season opener
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Three first-period goals lifted St. Cloud St. 3-1 over visiting Ferris St. on Friday night.
Trio hails from St. Peter
There have been many times this year when running backs from opposing teams have been stuffed by the Central Lake College Raiders' defensive line.
Baratto makes game-winning touchdown
CROSBY -- With the score tied and 14 seconds left Ben Baratto scored the game-winning touchdown for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers who defeated the Hermantown Hawks 20-14 in Sea Range Conference football Friday.
Steiger, Whalen advance to Section 8AA tennis tournament
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors' doubles tennis team of Megan Steiger-Megan Whalen placed fourth in the South Subsection 8AA individual tournament at the St. Cloud Tennis Center Thursday and will advance to the Section 8AA individual tournament.
Highway 371 bowl goes to unbeaten PR-B Tigers
PEQUOT LAKES -- Forget the Titans, remember the Pine River-Backus Tigers, who successfully defended the North Star Conference football championship, and remained unbeaten with an 18-6 win over the Pequot Lakes Patriots Friday.
Flyer girls lose in section
FERGUS FALLS -- The top-seeded Fergus Falls Otters shut out the No. 8 Little Falls Flyers 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the Section 4A girls' soccer tournament Thursday.
Warriors pummel Flyers 82-20
The scent of gunpowder hovered in the rain and humidity that blanketed Adamson Field as the Brainerd Warriors trimmed the Little Falls Flyers 82-20 in a Central Lakes Conference football game Friday.
Pequot Lakes blanks Crosby-Ironton in area volleyball action
CROSBY -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots' volleyball team spiked the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 15-7, 15-5, 16-14 in non-conference action Thursday.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Golden Gloves boxing team works out 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Premier Fitness Club in Baxter. Anyone interested in boxing may call Tom Schutt at 746-3347.
Warriors may have set school record in total points in a game
The 82 points the Brainerd Warriors scored in Friday's win against Little Falls may be a school record.
Verndale wins, improves to 6-1
UNDERWOOD -- The Verndale Pirates improved to 5-1 in the Pheasant Conference and 6-1 overall with a 21-6 victory over the Underwood Rockets Friday night.
Little Falls defeats Rocori in girls' swimming
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers girls' swimming and team left Rocori in its wake and defeated the Spartans 100-78 in Central Lakes Conference action Thursday.
Solid second half boosts Pillager over Menahga
PILLAGER -- The Pillager Huskies broke open a close game with 20 second-half points and posted a 34-14 victory over the Menahga Braves in Prairie Conference North football Friday.
It's homecoming for Ohio State, Minnesota's coach
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Glen Mason still gets letters from the alumni office at Ohio State, asking for contributions. He feels he's given enough.
Grillo: Brooks is brilliant, one of sharpest hockey minds
Minnesota Hockey Camps owner Chuck Grillo believes owners of pro hockey teams have been making a mistake by not hiring Herb Brooks for their next vacancy.
Warriors' volleyball squad falls to Tech
ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud Tech Tigers defeated the Brainerd Warriors 15-10, 10-15, 15-7, 15-13 in a Central Lakes Conference volleyball matchup on Thursday.
Ohnstad dismissed from Gophers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Senior guard Mitch Ohnstad was dismissed from the University of Minnesota men's basketball team Friday for reasons that coach Dan Monson said went beyond a second arrest for drunken driving.
Central Lakes College will host a Brainerd Sports Boosters Club night at the gym 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Grillo recalls good times, and bad, in Minnesota's professional hockey history
NISSWA -- April 13, 1993, was one of the most depressing moments in the lives of Chuck Grillo and many Minnesotans.
High School Football
Cardinal boys, girls win Mid-State Conference meet
BAY LAKE -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' and girls' cross country teams both won the Mid-State Conference meet Thursday.
Perham rallies to defeat W-DC
WADENA -- The Perham Yellowjackets rallied from a 14-13 halftime deficit to defeat the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 36-20 in a Northern Lakes Conference football game Friday.
Pierz edges by Rockford 21-20
ROCKFORD -- The Pierz Pioneers nipped the Rockford Rockets 21-20 Friday night in a Central Minnesota Conference football game.
PAUL BUNYAN BOWL
Olympics Web sites got the gold -- viewers
The Internet turned in a sterling performance at the 2000 Olympic Games as millions of sports fans around the world turned to the newest information medium for results, live play-by-play of major games and as a way to enhance what they were watching on television.
And, now, for those befuddled about the broadband...
Well, we're close to the end of the technical part of our series on broadband and how to share it with a home network. Judging from my mail, a fair number of readers seem to be having problems understanding some of the basic concepts.
E-mail money gains currency
"You've got cash!" the e-mail message from PayPal declared.
Where top point, click and pamper yourself online
Calling up the Web
WASHINGTON -- Should you take an umbrella to work, sell that Priceline stock, avoid your usual route home? What time does "Almost Famous" begin at the local multiplex? Is Bush or Gore in the lead, and does my horoscope say I should avoid my boss as much as possible today? By the way, did my lottery number come up?
Hands-off approach to encourage technology urged
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers are enjoying the benefits of a fast-paced, innovative high-tech industry and the proposed breakup of Microsoft Corp. backed by the Clinton-Gore administration will hurt the market, Sen. Slade Gorton, R-Wash., said Saturday.
Weather drawing by Ashley Philippi in the Riverside School third-grade class of Mrs. Meyer.
Weather drawing by Katie Garin of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Carl Wallin (left photo), will celebrate his 85th birthday and Tom Wallin will celebrate his 40th birthday with an open house and potluck from noon-5 p.m. Sunday at the Nisswa American Legion.
Veterans need to speak up and be recognized
DEAR ABBY: I am responding to the letters you printed earlier this year encouraging veterans to speak to students about their military experiences. In recent years, I had noticed less and less recognition of this holiday in schools and realized that unless we teach our children about the valuable contributions of all veterans, they will be forgotten.
The Brainerd Lakes Area Chapter of the American Diabetes Association would like to thank our community and everyone involved in our fourth annual Walk for Diabetes.
Hope repeatedly springs eternal for bride on No. 12
DEAR ABBY: Is there any kind of legal limit or restriction on the number of times a person can be married and divorced?
The Brainerd American Legion and Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the American Legion club. The Executive Committee of the Auxiliary will meet at 6 p.m. A fellowship dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $2.
HORSE ENTHUSIAST -- The Mounted Eagles, Inc., a therapeutic horseback riding program for people with disabilities is in need of several volunteers to help out with the program.
Names and faces
AFTON, Wyo. (AP) -- Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner, once a chubby kid ridiculed by bullies as "Fatso," was hailed as a hero in a homecoming that drew thousands.
October Volunteer of the Month
NAME: Parker Campbell.
Saudi plane hijacked, lands in Syria
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A hijacker seized a Saudi plane carrying 111 people Saturday and ordered it to fly to Syria, where it landed after initially having been refused permission to do so, Damascus airport officials said.
Kostunica, Milosevic forces still apart on Serbia deal
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- Talks between President Vojislav Kostunica's supporters and allies of Slobodan Milosevic failed early Saturday to complete an agreement on a transition government and new elections in Yugoslavia's main republic Serbia.
Clinton plans to attend peace summit in Egypt
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton said Saturday he will attend a Middle East summit Monday in Egypt with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
S. Korean president wins Nobel Peace Prize
OSLO, Norway -- South Korean President Kim Dae-jung won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for efforts toward reconciliation with North Korea that have prompted hopes for peace on the Cold War's last frontier.
Palestinians, Israelis move toward summit to end violence
JERUSALEM -- Club-wielding Israeli police beat back young Palestinians on Friday outside the Jerusalem mosque that has been a flashpoint for recent clashes, while Israeli and Palestinian leaders were trying to arrange a weekend summit in Egypt.
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