The following students at Lowell Elementary School recently selected the student of the month for being a self-directed learner: Kerria Robinson, Courtney Kolas, Sarah Yeh, Karlie Mogensen, Derik Carner, Jacqueline Caughey, Alex Hartwig, Elena Hirst, Jared Nusbaum, Tara Saley, Lilly Anderson, Rebecca Yeh, Zoe Houle, Alex Ford and Travis DeRosier.
The Brainerd Fire Department recently responded to two trash bin fires.
DEERWOOD -- The State Patrol responded to a one-vehicle accident at 12:40 a.m. Sunday on Highway 6, south of Deerwood.
Studies: Modifying Alzheimer vaccine may make it safe
WASHINGTON -- A new study suggests it may be possible to modify an experimental vaccine for Alzheimer's disease, making it safe for humans. The vaccine was withdrawn earlier this year because of side effects in test subjects.
Teen boy, 15, slain
A 15-year-old Brainerd High School student is dead following an apparent homicide in downtown Brainerd Sunday night.
The Brainerd School Board will discuss closing open enrollment to seventh- and ninth-graders for the remainder of the school year. Read about the story in Tuesday's Brainerd Daily Dispatch.
The Dispatch incorrectly spelled the name of Isaac High in a cutline on Page 1C of Sunday's People Plus section.
One junker at a time
BARROWS -- Mandy Copa was only 9 years old when she became involved in local government.
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1962) - A 16-year-old St. Paul youth was guided from the woods about 3:45 p.m. by a Civil Air Patrol plane and the siren of a Sheriff's office car after he became lost yesterday.
Falwell apologizes for anti-Islam remarks
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell has apologized for calling Islam's founder a terrorist, saying he "intended no disrespect to any sincere, law-abiding Muslim."
Pilgrim's Pride issues largest meat recall in U.S. history
PHILADELPHIA -- Poultry processor Pilgrim's Pride is recalling 27.4 million pounds of cooked sandwich meat after warnings of possible contamination from the listeria bacteria -- the largest meat recall in U.S. history.
Bandleader Ray Conniff dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose arrangements epitomized the Big Band sound while spawning such albums as "S'Wonderful" and "Somewhere My Love," has died. He was 85.
Public concerns spur FERC to schedule meetings on grid redesign
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will begin Nov. 4 a three-month series of public meetings to address concerns about its sweeping attempt to redesign the nation's electricity market and aging transmission system.
Sermons bring solace to communities scarred by sniper
In a church just yards from the Bowie, Md., middle school where a 13-year-old boy was wounded, the lyrics rolled down a screen at the front of the sanctuary and the voices of worshippers rose: "God is my refuge and my strength, a present help in the time of need. He is my fortress and my deliverer, my father, my friend indeed."
Media grapples with high interest, little information
The talk of Iraq, the midterm elections, the sputtering economy and corporate corruption has quieted down, as if some media maestro hit the mute button.
BALTIMORE -- The Washington-area sniper again took the weekend off, adding a tiny trait to the personality profile of an assassin who has killed eight people in 12 days.
WWII historian Ambrose dies
NEW ORLEANS -- Though too young to see combat in World War II, historian Stephen E. Ambrose made a career of offering a soldier's view of the conflict, from the sounds at Normandy to the chill at the Battle of the Bulge.
No more easy time
CORDELE, Ga. -- For years, peace protesters arrested for trespassing at Fort Benning were allowed to serve their sentences at minimum-security federal institutions closer to their homes, where they could kiss relatives and hold babies in visiting rooms.
College football weekend breathless
Let's all take a deep breath. Nice and easy now. Exhale.
NEW YORK (AP) -- In another damaging blow to the New York Knicks, Antonio McDyess has a fractured kneecap that will sideline him indefinitely.
Rams rout previously unbeaten Raiders
Unbeaten vs. winless was no contest.
O'Reilly Fall Nationals
Santiago makes Cardinals pay again
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- As a young player, Benito Santiago had his share of long hitting streaks and memorable home runs.
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Leo F. Schmitz
WADENA -- Leo F. Schmitz, 68, Wadena, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at home.
Joseph H. Wise
Joseph H. Wise, 96, Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
BACKUS -- Thomas Lukanen, 64, Backus, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Leonard C. Nelson
LITTLE FALLS -- Leonard C. Nelson, 92, Little Falls, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Alice Helena Bartling
HACKENSACK -- Alice Helena Bartling, 91, Hackensack, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at her home.
Henry H. Stoltz
SOBIESKI -- Henry H. Stoltz, 87, Sobieski, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at St. Benedict's Center in St. Cloud.
Roger C. Stiner
EMILY -- Roger C. Stiner, 64, Emily, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Ruth M. (Hawk) Onsted
PINE RIVER -- Ruth M. (Hawk) Onsted, 82, Pine River, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at home.
Bruce M. Anderson
BIGFORK -- Bruce M. Anderson, 49, Bigfork, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at home.
Ellery 'Bob' R. LaVoi
Ellery "Bob" R. LaVoi, 92, Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Dorothy Mae Kopveiler
WADENA -- Dorothy Mae Kopveiler, 78, a former resident of the Verndale, Wadena and Frazee area, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at the Karlstad Nursing Home.
PINE RIVER -- Henry Stine, 89, Pine River, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at home.
Mary M. Giguere
LACROSSE, Wis. -- Mary M. Giguere, 96, LaCrosse, Wis., formerly of Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at Hillview Health Care Center in LaCrosse, Wis.
Charlie W. Zaleckis
Charlie W. Zaleckis, 84, Brainerd, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Count the cost on vets
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
For 34 years Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life and its lobbyists have had the great opportunity to work closely with pro-life Sen. Don Samuelson. Sen. Samuelson has a long history of dedicated service to the protection of human life in the Minnesota legislature.
New quarterly state revenue projections released Thursday show the state of Minnesota in even a deeper hole than anyone thought.
Guidelines for Dispatch letters to the editor
The Dispatch encourages readers to sound off in the Open Forum.
The Bali bombing
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
Theresa Marie (Mose) Lewis and Mark Allen Cullett announce their engagement along with John and Elaine Cullett's 40th wedding anniversary. A wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday at the Eagle's Club in Brainerd with John and Elaine's renewal of vows at 4:30 p.m.
Kalitta races to Top Fuel victory
ENNIS, Texas -- Doug Kalitta continued his hot streak Sunday by racing to a Top Fuel victory in the 17th annual O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at the Texas Motorplex.
Ganassi team bounces back with stunning win
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Grown men cried the day they learned Sterling Marlin was lost for the year because of an injury, certain the spectacular season was ruined for the Chip Ganassi Racing team.
New poll shows Penny, Moe tied in governor's race
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Democrat Roger Moe and the Independent Party's Tim Penny are in a virtual tie in the race for governor, while Republican Tim Pawlenty trails close behind, according to a new statewide poll.
Moe admits campaign fund-raising shortfall
ST. PAUL (AP) -- DFL gubernatorial candidate Roger Moe has confirmed that a shortfall in fund-raising was behind the decision to drop high-profile consultant Pat Forciea, finance director John Blackshaw and a few others from his campaign.
MPCA begins cleanup of Elk River site
ELK RIVER (AP) -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will oversee the cleanup of asbestos and ash at a former waste disposal site in this central Minnesota town.
Indian gangs active in northern Minnesota
American Indian reservations located in sparsely populated areas in northern Minnesota have become the latest hotbed of gang activity, attracting the attention of federal authorities investigating shootings, homicides and drugs.
I Falls teachers strike tentatively settled
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, (AP) -- Students returned to class Monday after the International Falls school district reached a tentative agreement with its teachers this weekend to end a strike that began over three weeks ago.
Boy struck and killed by train in Winona
WINONA (AP) -- A 15-year-old Winona boy was struck and killed by a freight train in Winona.
Pillager beats Sebeka to complete suspended game
SEBEKA -- Tony Mason rushed for 168 yards as the Pillager Huskies squeaked past Sebeka 12-6 Saturday afternoon in a high school football game that was suspended Friday by lightning.
Ridgewater outscores Raiders
One look at the score of Saturday's football game between the Central Lakes College Raiders and the Ridgewater Warriors and one might think it was a blowout.
Elk River girls edge Warriors in OT
ELK RIVER -- Holly Sutton's goal four minutes into overtime gave the third-seeded Elk River Elks a 1-0 victory over the No. 6 Brainerd Warriors in the quarterfinals of the Section 8, Class 2A soccer tournament Saturday night.
Elks shut out Warrior boys, 13-0
ELK RIVER -- The eighth-seeded Brainerd Warrior boys' soccer team entered Saturday night's Section 8, Class 2A match against top-seeded Elk River hoping for all breaks to fall in its favor and possibly spring an upset.
Angels explode to victory, forcing Twins to take back seat
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Just hours after an emotional Minnesota Twins season came to an end, all Torii Hunter could say was "This is sweet. This is sweet."
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- An improbable season came to a humiliating end for the Minnesota Twins, but they still found a way to be proud of what they accomplished.
Defending champion Gophers triumph, 7-2
In their first game since winning the NCAA championship, the top-ranked Minnesota Gophers showed the balance, depth and speed coach Don Lucia was looking for.
Volleyball coach's passion for game rolls on despite being confined to wheelchair
ROCHESTER (AP) -- Deb Vosler has known since she was a little girl that volleyball was going to play a big part in her life.
Lack of offense led to Twins' loss in Game 4
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Baseball owners and their contraction plan nearly prevented Minnesota from starting its season, and now the Twins' lack of offense is threatening to end it.
Culpepper leads Vikings to first victory
MINNEAPOLIS -- After a shaky start, Daunte Culpepper and the Minnesota Vikings picked up the offensive tempo and their first win.
Brunette's late goal gives Wild tie with Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Andrew Brunette saw a terrific pass coming, and made the most of it.
Lego's new action figure disappointing to parents but fun for the kids
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Its arms fall off, it has a banal computer game in the back and you have to watch television for it to fully interact. Could this possibly be Lego?
Just for motorbike fans
One of the best moments when playing a racing game comes at the starting line, revving the engine while waiting for the signal to go.
A cell yell heard everywhere
Wireless technology has made it easier than ever to learn more about a perfect stranger's life. The task isn't accomplished through computer wizardry or high-tech listening devices. It's nothing illegal, nothing inappropriate -- at least on your part. Nope.
Musicians, labels launch campaign against piracy
With compact disc sales drooping and online piracy booming, a high-profile group of musicians, labels and their organizations is launching a campaign Thursday to convince the public that it's wrong to swap music through the Internet.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny and breezy. Highs in the 60s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny and breezy. Isolated showers northwest during the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s to low 50s far north... To near 60 southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
wind advisory for small portion of west minnesota this afternoon...
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory portions of the west today...
I love fall
Weather drawing by Miranda Hanson of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Windy. A chance of rain or snow showers north central and northeast. Highs from the mid 40s to mid 50s.
Brainerd home renovation meeting set
A public meeting to discuss a proposed home rehabilitation program for homeowners within a targeted area of southeast Brainerd is set 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Brainerd City Hall Council Chambers.
Victims of clergy abuse
LITTLE FALLS -- A candidate forum that will feature candidates for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate is set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, at the Initiative Foundation Building, 405 SE 1st Street.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
4-H plans Halloween haunted house
The Crow Wing County 4-H Ambassadors are sponsoring their fourth annual Haunted House from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 25-26 at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds.
Indonesian defense minister blames al-Qaida for attack that killed more than 180
BALI, Indonesia -- Indonesia's defense minister blamed al-Qaida and its extremist allies on Monday for the massive bomb attack that killed more than 180 people at a nightclub on the resort island of Bali.
Britain strips power from Catholic-Protestant hands, resumes sole control of Northern Ireland
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Britain will strip power from local Catholic and Protestant politicians on Monday night and resume sole responsibility for running Northern Ireland, the British governor announced.
U.N.'s Annan: International cooperation needed to 'defeat scourge of terrorism'
BEIJING -- U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan appealed for international cooperation Monday to "defeat the scourge of terrorism" and said all countries must pledge to deny extremists financing and safe haven.
Three U.S. bases attacked in Afghanistan; no injuries
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Three U.S. bases were attacked with gunfire and rockets in eastern Afghanistan over the weekend, the U.S. military said Monday. There were no reports of casualties.
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