Michael Hart, the son of Ronald and Arlene Hart of Baxter, and Anna Erickson, the daughter of David and Sally Erickson of East Gull Lake, will take part in the Concordia College fall concert tour of Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin Oct. 27-Nov. 4.
U of M to push lagging students to boost graduation rate
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus, long known as a forgiving place for the casual student, is about to get tough to boost a graduation rate that ranks at the bottom of the Big Ten.
Dinner guests with allergies must speak up
DEAR ABBY: I am a widower who enjoys maintaining contact with -- and occasionally entertaining -- the friends my wife and I shared before her death. At a dinner party I hosted last weekend, one of those friends nearly died.
PILLAGER -- Homeowner Rick DeWolff suffered first- and second-degree burns on his hands and face while hooking up a propane gas line to his house, the Pillager Fire Area Protection Association reported.
Two arrested Two men were arrested about 6 p.m. Sunday night for transporting several pounds of marijuana in a motor vehicle about two miles east of Brainerd, the State Patrol reported.
Tap-in birdie gives Coceres PGA win
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Of the nine players who have won at least twice on the PGA Tour this year, the most unlikely is Jose Coceres.
Read Tuesday what the House 12B as well as the Brainerd School Board candidates said at tonight's 2001 election forum.
Foreign exchange student's time in Brainerd helped shape career as world civil servant
Though it's been about 37 years since Ludo Welffens lived in Brainerd, it was his yearlong experience here as a foreign exchange student that seemed to shape the direction of his life and career as a world civil servant.
4-H Ambassadors will host their annual Halloween haunted house for ages 8 and older from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the 4-H building in the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - A Brainerd School Board Committee recommended that bids be sought on about $200,000 worth of building projects. The work ranges from new lockers at the high school to tennis court resurfacing.
Democrat Helen McLennan, a House District 12B candidate, listened as U.S. Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minnesota, spoke on her behalf at the Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport Sunday. The congressman also made stops at Pierz and Little Falls for the DFL candidate. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Postal worker has inhalation anthrax
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Health officials are awaiting test results from five patients who have symptoms consistent with anthrax after a local postal worker was diagnosed with a rare form of the disease. The Capitol reopened Monday but congressional buildings remained closed for environmental tests.
Music stars gather to raise money for terrorism victims
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It began with the Backstreet Boys singing the national anthem and ended with Michael Jackson under a shower of red, white and blue confetti.
Ghost of choices made in recessions past haunt Bush
WASHINGTON -- President Bush works fervently to avoid the missteps that bedeviled his father during the last recession. But as Bush negotiates an economic stimulus package with Congress, the strategy presents him with a Hobson's choice.
Federal work force aging fast
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A wave of retirements set to spread across the federal government in the next few years could seriously hamper the war on terrorism.
Plan will disclose cleanup of Idaho's Silver Valley
KELLOGG, Idaho (AP) -- A proposal to dramatically expand a Superfund site here would bring more money to clean up the area, but opponents contend it would hurt efforts to build on a budding tourist economy.
Leading indicators index drops
NEW YORK (AP) -- A key gauge of future U.S. economic activity declined 0.5 percent last month, as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks weakened an already troubled economy.
Consumers may see lower beef prices
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Consumers should find lower prices at their meat counters the rest of this year in the wake of a slowing economy that has created a glut in the nation's cattle markets, analysts said.
Runway safety, fuel tanks, passenger protections take back seat to security
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The drive to improve airline security is delaying other efforts to make flying safer.
Progress seen in overhauling elections system
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Key players from both political parties are working to develop federal legislation on overhauling election procedures after months of partisan gridlock, say those familiar with the negotiations.
Peres assures Arafat that Israel has no designs on his territory
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres is assuring Yasser Arafat that Israel does not intend to keep its forces in Palestinian areas of the West Bank.
Lobsterman helps trap phony Navy SEALs
SOUTH THOMASTON, Maine -- Steve Waterman makes his living trapping lobsters. But his passion is trapping phony SEALS.
Artwork aims to help soothe emotions for both artists and viewers
BOSTON (AP) -- Ludvic Saleh was working on an abstract painting of water lilies when he heard that two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center.
U.S. jets press attacks
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. jets pounded Taliban positions Monday near front lines outside the Afghan capital and a key northern city, the Taliban said. The attacks appeared aimed at helping Afghan opposition forces advance on major cities.
U.S. soldiers identified
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The two U.S. soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Pakistan had much in common: They were mature, focused, primed for action and extremely proud to be Army Rangers.
Death penalty opponents say Texas man should be spared
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Gerald Mitchell grew up on death row, spending almost half of his life condemned for a murder he committed at age 17.
NASA's Odyssey spacecraft closes in on Mars
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- If all goes well, a NASA probe will conclude a six-month voyage spanning 286 million miles on Tuesday and enter orbit around Mars to begin mapping minerals, elements and frozen reservoirs of water across the dusty surface of the Red Planet.
Concorde lands after first full trans-Atlantic test flight since Paris crash
NEW YORK (AP) -- A British Airways Concorde landed at Kennedy International Airport on Monday morning on the supersonic jet's first trans-Atlantic flight since service was suspended last year after a crash killed 113 people near Paris.
Bush returns from Asia with more backing for war against terrorism
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was billed as an economic summit but President Bush saw it as another opportunity to talk about terrorism. The message was the same, the venue different.
Another postseason, another Braves defeat
ATLANTA (AP) -- With sprinklers providing the backdrop at Turner Field, the Arizona Diamondbacks straggled out of the third-base dugout for a photo commemorating their first NL championship.
Rams improve to 6-0 behind Canidate
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Subtract reigning league MVP Marshall Faulk, insert a player with 17 career carries -- and the St. Louis Rams still dominate.
With memorable game, Paterno finally matches Bear Bryant
With his big, thick glasses and even thicker white socks, Joe Paterno never has been what anyone would consider flashy.
Soriano's walk-off HR gives Yankees 3-1 lead
NEW YORK -- To a long and storied list of New York Yankee playoff heroes that includes Reggie Jackson, Chris Chambliss and Bernie Williams, add Alfonso Soriano, a 23-year-old rookie second baseman who sent a Yankee Stadium crowd of 56,375 -- and probably his entire hometown of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic -- into delirium Sunday night.
Dixon may not be able to set tone against Eagles
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- When the New York Giants beat the Philadelphia Eagles in the playoffs last year, Ron Dixon set the tone.
Radio guide -- WYRQ-FM (92.1), KFML-FM (94.1), KKIN-FM (94.3), KBKK-FM (95.9), KTCF-FM (101.5), KTIG-FM (102.7), WCCO-AM (830), KWAD-AM (920), KKIN-AM (930), KTLF-AM (960), 3WI-AM (1270), KVBR-AM (1340), KLIZ-AM (1380), KLLZ-AM (1600)
Look who's laughing now
ATLANTA -- The plan was ambitious and risky for an expansion franchise that was determined to compete with baseball's establishment.
SWANVILLE -- Robert Tepley, 90, Swanville, formerly of Upsala, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Greater Staples Hospital in Staples.
PIERZ -- Marion Veith, 76, Pierz, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Laura Przybilla, 86, Little Falls, formerly of Buckman, died today, Oct. 22, 2001, at St. Mary's Villa in Pierz.
Hart P. Graeber
MERRIFIELD -- Hart P. Graeber, 74, Merrifield, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at his home.
Claude J. Klein
CROSBY -- Claude J. Klein, 82, Crosby, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
William 'Bill' A. Carlson
William "Bill" A. Carlson, 87, Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Mabel E. Gorman
Mabel E. Gorman, 99, Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2001, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Reino R. Tuomala
GARRISON -- Reino R. Tuomala, 63, Garrison, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Robert Eugene Thomas
AITKIN -- Robert Eugene Thomas, 76, Aitkin, formerly of Crosby, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Lucille J. Larkin
Lucille J. Larkin, 84, Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at her home.
Alvin G. Funk
BUCKMAN -- Alvin George Funk, 57, Buckman, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Joseph A. Rogich
MILLE LACS LAKE -- Joseph A. Rogich, 79, Mille Lacs Lake area, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at his home.
Aili E. Haveri
CAMBRIDGE -- Aili E. Haveri, 89, Cambridge and formerly of Aitkin and Mora, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at the Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge.
Edward Joseph Mead Jr.
GARRISON -- Edward Joseph Mead Jr., 85, Garrison, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at his home.
Howard A. Thiery
Howard A. Thiery, 81, Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
OTHER OPINIONS Our best weapon
The battle against terrorism began in earnest Sept. 11 when terrorism's scourge finally hit home for many Americans.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. is world renowned for his delightfully bizarre novels.
BYLINE3: WASHINGTON -- Thrust into the role of wartime leader, President Bush has soared in the polls to a 90 percent approval rating.
Adapting to this reign of terror
WASHINGTON -- Turning on the news lately or glancing at the morning paper is about as entertaining as renting "Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives." It's a relentless, nauseating horror show, day after day.
Force wins record 11th NHRA title
ENNIS, Texas (AP) -- John Force won a record 11th NHRA title with a second-place finish Sunday in his Funny Car at the O'Reilly Fall Nationals.
Proud Earnhardt gets sweet victory
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- The only thing that could catch Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Talladega Superspeedway was the rules.
Sluggish economy tests state welfare system
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The downturn in the Minnesota economy and the aftershocks of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are presenting the state's new welfare system with its first major test.
Teen injured in shooting mishap
ST. LEO (AP) -- A rural St. Leo teen was hospitalized in serious condition after being accidentally shot in the back Sunday afternoon.
Remembering a fire chief
During funeral services Saturday for Morristown Fire Chief Ernest Nordmeier, firefighter Brad Sammon passed Nordmeier's helmet across the casket to relatives of the deceased during graveside services in Morristown. Nordmeier, 58, who had been chief for nine years and was still chief when he died, had a 35-year career with the department. He died Oct. 17 of natural causes. (AP Photo)
Alleged metro-area accident scams investigated
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Brooklyn Center chiropractor and three St. Paul residents are accused of defrauding Minnesota insurance companies out of $1.2 million in an alleged scheme involving fraudulent injury claims.
Anthrax hot line gets lots of calls
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Although no anthrax cases have been detected in humans within a thousand miles, hundreds of people have called the state Health Department hot line set up to field calls about the illness.
Lutherans install new bishop
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Rev. Craig Johnson became bishop of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in a lavish ceremony.
Raiders end season with 50-11 defeat
Fergus Falls -- The Central Lakes College Raiders football team ended its season with a 50-11 loss to Fergus Falls Saturday in South Division play.
Tigers, Warriors reeling
Two teams reeling from either misfortune or injury will clash 7 p.m. Tuesday at Adamson Field in the quarterfinals of the Section 8, Class 5A football playoffs.
Linemen give Redmon, Barber credit for Gophers' victory
MINNEAPOLIS -- Running backs are usually the ones attempting to deflect accolades to their offensive lineman.
Lopez leads Wolves past Bucks
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Felipe Lopez scored 16 points Saturday night as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 93-74 in an exhibition game.
St. Cloud, Mankato, pull into tie with North Dakota in WCHA
St. Cloud State and Minnesota State, Mankato pulled into a tie with North Dakota at the top of the WCHA standings by opening conference action with sweeps, while the Fighting Sioux split their series with Hockey East opponent Maine.
MINNEAPOLIS -- No matter how good they are, the Green Bay Packers just can't seem to play well in the Metrodome.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the 50s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Patchy fog early. Then increasing clouds. A chance of rain spreading into the south this afternoon. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Becoming cloudy. Scattered showers developing during the afternoon west and south. A chance of showers northeast late. Highs from the middle 40s northeast to near 60 far south.
Weather drawing by Sarah Sanders in the Lincoln School third-grade class of Mrs. Ahlers.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with occasional showers and thunderstorms. High from the middle 50s north to the upper 60s south.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Considerable clouds. A chance of mainly afternoon showers central and east. Scattered showers and perhaps a thunderstorm far southeast starting around midday. Highs from the mid 50s to mid 60s.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- 'N Sync's Lance Bass sees a time when teen-age girls won't be screaming for his songs -- but for his acting.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli tanks drove deeper into a West Bank town and a refugee camp Monday, drawing heavy Palestinian fire on the fifth day of Israel's broadest military strike against the Palestinians in years.
Pakistanis fear wider clash, unpredictable fallout from war
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- From their front-row seats at the world's strange new war, some Pakistanis fear the United States may be headed into a clash of cultures it cannot win, with fallout no one can predict.
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