Money to be made in mailing
Lakes Area Mailing Inc. opened its doors earlier this month as a new business enterprise.
Farm family found success with cheese
CENTER CITY -- For Joe Eichten, it all started with a feed bill that was bigger than the milk check.
Potlatch reports third-quarter loss
Potlatch reported last week that poor market conditions for most of its products and substantially higher interest expense resulted in a loss for the third quarter of 2001.
Consumers get mixed signals
NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation's new financial goal, expressed in both word and action by the country's leadership, is to get people out into the marketplace with wallets and pocketbooks.
It's rising despite warnings, political uncertainty
NEW YORK -- Third-quarter earnings season has created something of a paradox: an increase in profit warnings, yet decent rallies in the stock market.
Consumer products post in political limbo
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The agency that polices consumer products -- everything from fire extinguishers to toy penguins -- will enter political limbo next week when its top official resigns without a replacement.
Retailers try to offer stress-free environment for holiday shopping
Bergdorf Goodman will set up TV sets in its men's clothing department this holiday season, offer children's book readings and showcase home merchandise such as frames and candles on the first floor instead of the seventh.
AITKIN -- Richard Barber joined the Northeast Entrepreneur Fund as a business consultant serving Aitkin County.
In wake of Sept. 11, Muslim leaders criticized for statements on terrorism
In the days after Sept. 11, Imam Fawaz Damra of the Islamic Center of Cleveland represented Muslims at interfaith gatherings. When someone rammed a car into his mosque, Christian and Jewish clergy rallied around him.
College dining hall offers common ground where Muslim, Jewish students discuss religion
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. -- Sehr Karim never expected to sit across the dinner table from a student with the religious background of Melissa Simon. Karim is a devout Muslim from United Arab Emirates, while Simon is a religious Jew from Boston.
Greg Chester from Headwaters Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bemidji is tentatively scheduled to give a presentation on Native
Muslim chaplains support troops, U.S. campaign against terrorism
BETHESDA, Md. -- One day back in 1979, Qaseem A. Uqdah was in the mess hall line at the Parris Island boot camp when a cook slapped a piece of ham onto his outstretched tray.
St. Cloud Catholic Diocese launches fund-raising campaign
The Living the Promise campaign, a St. Cloud Catholic Diocese fund-raising effort to benefit the 138 parishes of the diocese, is under way.
Repeals of Clinton-era mining regulations urged
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Mining industry leaders cheered and environmentalists threatened legal action after the Bush administration announced a plan to repeal Clinton-era mining regulations as a step toward reversing declines in mine expansion and exploration.
Disrespect from 6-year-old is tactic of defiance
QUESTION: I could use some advice about a minor problem we're having. Tim, my 6-year-old son, loves to use silly names whenever he speaks to my husband and me. This past week it's been "You big hot dog." Nearly every time he sees me now he says, "Hi, Hot Dog." Before that it was "Dummy," then "Moose" (after he studied "M for Moose" in school). I know it's silly and not a huge problem, but it gets so annoying after such a long time. He's been doing this for a year now. How can we get him to talk to us with more respect, calling us Mom or Dad, instead of Hot Dog and Moose?
Halloween -- Should we, or shouldn't we?
At the end of this month, there is a "holiday" that causes quite a stir in the church. The question of whether or not to celebrate this day is frequently upon the lips of Christians.
Religious leaders ask Bush to remember the poor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Christian, Muslim and Jewish religious leaders have urged President Bush to remember the poor as he develops his economic stimulus plan.
Cruise lines look to clergy to comfort nervous passengers
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Shortly before the Rev. Francis Moy was scheduled to work a 12-day Mediterranean cruise, the cruise line called: Did he know of any other priests ready to sail?
Rival Unitarian groups settle lawsuit over name of organization
BOSTON (AP) -- The Unitarian Universalist Association has settled a trademark lawsuit against a maverick group that accused the denomination of replacing spirituality with social activism.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 450.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 101, a year ago 156.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 350.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 15, a year ago 130.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
A 30-year-old Deerwood man suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle collision Friday at 310th Street, one mile west of County Road 128 in Aitkin County, the State Patrol reported.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
Tara Hiltbrunner and Matthew Biever, Garrison, a boy, Jacob Robert Thompson, 7 pounds, 13.5 ounces, Oct. 11, 2001. Grandparents are Curt and Darlene Hiltbrunner, Cathy Thompson and Sid Biever.
Tuesday -- 9 a.m. -- State Tobacco Policy Task Force, St. Paul
Pentagon awards huge jet fighter contract to Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin was tapped by the Pentagon Friday to design and build as many as 3,000 jet fighters that will form a key leg of U.S. military strength over future decades, dealing a serious blow to rival Boeing Co.
Bush signs sweeping anti-terrorism bill
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Friday signed a sweeping anti-terrorism bill into law, giving police and intelligence agencies vast new powers to "counter a threat like no other our nation has ever faced."
Pentagon delays missile-defense tests
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon announced Thursday it has put off three missile-defense tests to avoid accusations that it violated the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, an apparent sign of the importance the Bush administration attaches to its anti-terrorism partnership with Russia.
Breast cancer presents special problems for younger women
Retching your guts out after a round of chemotherapy is bad enough, but imagine being sick while your toddler is whining for you to read to him.
Child in need
Our list of children waiting to be matched with an adult partner continues to grow.
Headache doctors know their patients' pain
Philip O'Carroll was 9 and out playing with friends when the vision first appeared: bright filaments floating before his eyes in a shimmering sea of light. "I thought that either I was mad or touched by God," says O'Carroll, a neurologist in Newport Beach, Calif.
Tips to grow your own pumpkins
POUND RIDGE, N. Y. (AP) -- Halloween and Thanksgiving are glory times for pumpkins, but how many of us grow our own?
Backus officials hope townhouses will meet needs of senior citizens
BACKUS -- Sooner or later, most people decide they either are tired of lawn mowing and snow blowing or they simply can't do it anymore.
Understand that subcontractors may do the job
So you finally found the ideal general contractor for your major home-improvement or repair job. The interviews went well. The background checks checked out. You really trust this person.
Adults get into Halloween with themed housewares
More than one adult we know has confessed to having a secret weakness for Halloween -- when else do we have permission to don fantastical get-ups, festoon the house with er
Tips to remove carpeting, restore oak floor
Q. Jen asks: I have an oak hardwood floor that is covered with carpet and pad. I want to remove the carpet and pad and clean and finish the oak floor. Any advice?
Colorado ski resorts try to raise teachers' pay so they can pay rent
VAIL, Colo. (AP) -- Casey Doherty, a third-grade teacher, sometimes finds herself serving burritos to her students and their families while she works as a night-shift waitress at a Mexican restaurant.
Frost protection keeps cold-tender plants going strong
A common sight on autumn mornings is that of plants shrouded in white. These are life-giving shrouds -- sheets, newspapers, and old blankets -- protecting such cold-tender plants as basil, pepper, and impatiens from nighttime frost.
Survey: Only third of public very confident in air safety
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Only one-third of Americans feel highly confident about airport and in-flight safety measures, and many would pay extra or accept more boarding delays to increase security, according to an AAA survey released Thursday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Brainerd City Clerk Dick Johnson was named "Boss of the Year" this morning as the Brainerd Chapter of Professional Secretaries International held its annual Executive Recognition Breakfast.
Shortly after the June 13 tornado, a soggy and curled photograph of a baby boy nearly toppling out of his baby walker was found in a couple's garage on Highway 25 south of Brainerd.
Medical care spurs area population growth
The lakes area's population growth, particularly in terms of older citizens, is getting a boost from medicine.
Airport manager cites changes since Sept. 11
The Brainerd/Crow Wing County Regional airport has changed since Sept. 11, according to Steve Sievek, airport manager.
PASS OR FAIL
Voters will decide Nov. 6 whether to pass or deny a Brainerd School District referendum.
Return of trouble-prone youth who stole van upsets some
A 17-year-old ward of the state who led officers on a chase in a stolen van from Brainerd to Motley on Oct. 13 is back at the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center, and several people are upset with the state for returning the male to the city.
Town Hall on Thursday night. The event is a fund-raiser for the March of Dimes and featured an array of food and wine from several area restaurants and an auction for prizes. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Voters: Forget about drawing line, it's fill in oval
Forget drawing the line to indicate a voter preference. The Nov. 6 election is all about filling in the oval.
Crowds of teens cause concern
Three times a day teen-agers congregate outside of the Holiday gas station on South Sixth Street in Brainerd, sometimes in a group of 30 to 40, meeting with friends before and after school or on their lunch break.
Washington Middle School parent conferences will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the school.
Ski Gull likely will keep charitable gaming booth at Kelly's
Ski Gull will probably continue its charitable gaming booth at Kelly's restaurant, despite charges of forgery and fraud involving its pull-tab operation filed against four Kelly's employees.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Leonard Larson, according to his wife, Alice, is an amazing man. Because, at the age of 82, while some of his younger counterparts spend much of their time complaining of aches and pains, her husband spends most of his time chopping, loading and splitting wood for their home furnace.
Official sees civilians taking over military role at national airports
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The military troops standing guard at airports across the nation should soon be replaced by civilians, the Pentagon's top official for homeland security said Friday.
Woman missing since Wednesday found unharmed in Nebraska
RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- A high school senior missing for two days was found unharmed Friday in Nebraska, police said.
Red Cross president cites policy disputes in resignation
WASHINGTON -- Bernadine Healy, the fiery head of the American Red Cross who lately has drawn criticism for her handling of the pool of money raised after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, abruptly resigned Friday, saying she was forced to step down because of policy disagreements with her board.
Another mail handler has anthrax
WASHINGTON -- A State Department mail handler who works far from previous anthrax-infected sites was hospitalized with the inhaled form of the disease, and a co-worker was being watched for infection. The Postal Service began checking hundreds more offices nationwide for anthrax spores and prepared new protections for customers.
Daschle urges parties to work together on stimulus package
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., urged lawmakers Saturday to revive a spirit of bipartisanship when the Senate considers an economic stimulus package to jolt the sagging economy.
Ford settles ignition lawsuit; no recall, but deal could cost automaker $2.7 billion
HAYWARD, Calif. -- Ford Motor Co. could end up paying $2.7 billion to repair millions of flawed ignition systems in a settlement that saves the automaker from a recall but puts another dent in its bottom line.
Dreaded Afghan caves can't hold back U.S. forces, analysts say
WASHINGTON -- When the Soviet Union took on Afghanistan, its troops found themselves crawling, terrified, through a vast network of mountain caves studded with knives and booby traps, pursuing moujahedeen fighters who seemed to melt into mountainsides like the night itself.
U.S. planes hit Kabul in overnight raids; Taliban say key opposition figure captured and executed
KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. jets struck Kabul on Friday, the Muslim holy day, rocking the city with huge explosions and blasting a Red Cross compound for a second time this month. The Taliban said they captured and executed a noted opposition figure.
Investigators think same person sent three anthrax-laced letters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Handwriting analysis and profiling are leading investigators to increasingly suspect that one person wrote the three letters contaminated with anthrax and that the person spent significant time in the United States, officials say.
New-home sales fall by 1.4 percent to lowest level in a year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of new homes fell in September to their lowest level in a year as rising layoffs and new uncertainties raised by the terror attacks made Americans shy away from big-ticket purchases.
Postal union urges workers to seek transfers
NEW YORK (AP) -- A union leader urged uneasy postal workers at a huge mail processing plant where machines have been contaminated with anthrax to seek transfers to other facilities. And an attorney for the union threaten to go to court if the government doesn't shut the building down.
New anthrax case raises disturbing questions
WASHINGTON -- The surprise appearance of a life-threatening case of inhalation anthrax in a State Department mail room worker who had never visited the contaminated Brentwood Road postal facility adds multiple new levels of complication to a dangerously spiraling medical mystery.
Soldiers in slums
Many U.S. military families living in housing provided by the armed services have a beef with their landlord. Long-neglected upkeep is a nagging, daily aggravation -- and policymakers and even commanders say it also lowers morale and hurts re-enlistment.
BROKEN BOW, Neb. -- Even the gentlest southerly wind blowing through the Muddy Creek Valley can make life unbearable for Bev Hurt.
On top of everything else, pollution
NEW YORK -- Toxic chemicals have been detected at levels exceeding federal safety standards in the soil and air around the still-burning rubble of the World Trade Center, according to documents compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Exhaustive effort to recover fishing vessel victims reflects Navy's need to right a wrong
HONOLULU (AP) -- When a U.S. submarine rammed the hull of a Japanese fishing vessel nearly nine months ago, it destroyed more than a ship -- it shattered the lives of dozens of families and strained U.S.-Japan relations.
Anthrax tests ordered in thousands more Washington-area mail rooms
WASHINGTON -- Health officials ordered anthrax testing at thousands more mail rooms across the Washington area but continued to insist that postal customers had very little risk of falling victim to the spreading bioterror. Fresh evidence of the bacteria turned up on Capitol Hill and at a growing list of government mail rooms.
New daily discoveries of spores keep Capitol in state of angst
WASHINGTON -- Congress is struggling to edge away from one of the strangest periods in its history, but new, almost daily discoveries of anthrax spores are keeping Capitol Hill in a state of angst.
Martz plays defense as well as offense
After his Rams pounded the Jets 34-14 last Sunday, the offense-minded Mike Martz was playing defense.
From Babe to the BOB
PHOENIX -- Paul O'Neill stepped onto the field, looked up and blinked.
Will baseball get rid of two struggling teams?
PHOENIX (AP) -- Baseball is down to its final two teams.
Diamondbacks get feeling no one taking them seriously
PHOENIX -- There is a sense here, unspoken b
Moreno earns another pole
SURFERS PARADISE, Australia (AP) -- With no guaranteed ride next season, Roberto Moreno is driving for his CART career.
Dungy confident Bucs will pull out of slump
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- When things aren't going well for the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, Tony Dungy leans heavily on some lessons learned from close friend and former boss Dennis Green.
The hot questions for Week 7
Times NFL writer Sam Farmer poses -- and answers -- the burning questions for this week's games:
Rookie propels Colts past Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Dominic Rhodes played understudy to Edgerrin James for five weeks. When a chance to play arrived, Rhodes was ready.
Series hardly registers on the local map
PHOENIX -- Do they even know there's a World Series going on here? Do they even know it's baseball? The local paper, The Arizona Republic, printed a special section in addition to its regular sports section on Thursday. Not one word in it about the Diamondbacks or Yankees, who are merely sidelights to the real action. Yes, of course, the famed Checker Auto Parts 500. What seems like just another routine pit stop on the NASCAR tour is big news here, bigger than the World Series even.
The world serious There is sports...and tragedy and they're not equal
PHOENIX -- Well, the Yankees are in the World Series, and New York feels so much better now.
Venus exits tourney
MUNICH, Germany (AP) -- Venus Williams withdrew from next week's season-ending WTA championships because of a wrist injury and could be penalized by the tour.
New York knows Rivera has last word
NEW YORK -- When last seen, Mariano Rivera was welcoming visitors to his familiar October residence.
49ers and Bears revisit '80s
The last time the 49ers played the Bears in a game of major magnitude was Jan. 8, 1989 for the NFC championship, when Mike Ditka waited until the last minute to choose Jim McMahon over Mike Tomczak as Chicago's starting quarterback.
Nebraska's Crouch has shot at redemption against Oklahoma
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Eric Crouch knows everything he has accomplished as Nebraska's quarterback will mean less without a win over Oklahoma on Saturday.
PILLAGER -- Ruth Christiansen, 83, Pillager, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at her home.
Dolores Vivian Albright
Dolores Vivian Albright, 86, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
George Bernatsky, 68, Brainerd, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at his home.
PILLAGER -- Ruth Christiansen, 83, Pillager, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at her home.
Catherine M. Walhof
WALKER -- Catherine M. Walhof, 44, Walker, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, at her home.
PINE RIVER -- Selma Putman, 101, Pine River, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Josephine M. 'Dolly' Tappe
STAPLES -- Josephine M. "Dolly" Tappe, 86, Staples, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at the Greater Staples Hospital.
Elaine A. Halldorson
FOLEY -- Elaine A. Halldorson, 62, Foley, formerly of Brainerd, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
PINE RIVER -- Selma Putman, 101, Pine River, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village in Pine River.
John C. Czech
LITTLE FALLS -- John C. Czech, 95, Little Falls, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Daniel F. Winterfeldt
Daniel F. Winterfeldt, 76, Brainerd, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at his home in Nokay Lake Township.
Esther E. Pfaff
BACKUS -- Esther E. Pfaff, 80, Backus, formerly of St. Cloud, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Wallace A. 'Wally' Nystrom
ELK RIVER -- Wallace A. "Wally" Nystrom, 80, Elk River, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001.
Josephine M. Tappe
STAPLES -- Josephine M. Tappe, 86, Staples, died today, Oct. 26, 2001, at Greater Staples Hospital.
John Clarence Czech
LITTLE FALLS -- John Clarence Czech, 95, Little Falls and formerly of Bowlus, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
As a very concerned citizen of the United States of America, I believe our congressional legislators must immediately use common sense, responsible leadership to totally abolish the current nonsensical immigration policy.
Our deteriorating city
I have written a lengthy memo to the elected officials of the city of Brainerd as well as a copy to the city administrator detailing what I believe to be a subject of great concern.
In the Oct. 12 article "Atheists decry post-attack focus on God," Hector Becerra seems to suggest that because atheists felt left out of "community and even ceremony" when our nation began to call upon God for protection and blessing after Sept. 11, we should somehow feel sorry for them.
Muzzling the media
Pop quiz. Which of the following is true?
A revolving act of kindness
Sometimes a simple kindness, extended to the right person, will take on a life of its own and generate goodwill and kind thoughts for years.
These are uneasy times for the motion picture industry. The Sept. 11 disaster has caused Hollywood to take a more critical look in the mirror about the invasive violent imagery it uses to sell tickets. Some are calling for a new era of sensitivity and responsibility.
The topic of public school finances isn't rocket science, but for the average citizen, it might as well be. It's a subject that can be extremely complex. Blame part of it on Minnesota's complex and constantly changing tax system.
Just another Ripley bow hunt
Hunter's log #280668229. Report from 2001 Camp Ripley Bow Hunt. Hunter came with high hopes, having drawn permit three consecutive seasons. Know reservation better. But where to begin? Like fishing Mille Lacs, so much water (land), so little time.
DNR: Area deer hunters will have best season ever
Firearms deer hunters around Brainerd have the potential to break all records for area deer harvest, the DNR says.
Deer registr ation stations
2001 firearms and archery deer registration stations
Save the whooper
NECEDAH NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Wis. -- The orange glow of sunrise peeks over the prairie as the pilot, dressed like a ghost in a flowing white gown, lifts off in his tiny plane.
Lorraine Smith, Brainerd, will celebrate their 90th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Good Samaritan Village, 200 dining room. The event will be hosted by her family. No gifts please.
Five generations recently gathered were Cavin Becker, son; Brenda Becker, mother; James Peterson Jr., grandfather; Marge Peterson, great-grandmother; and Emma Kletschka, great-great-grandmother.
Fred and Eleanore Hayes recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 14, 1946.
Four generations recently gathered were Ashley Kaylin Seitz, daughter, Winnipeg, Canada; Jacqueline Seitz, mother, Winnipeg, Canada; Trudy Kay Seitz, grandmother, Winnipeg, Canada; and Lorene Swenson, great-grandmother, Deerwood.
Katy O'Reilly and Troy Rushmeyer announce their engagement. Parents are Jerry and Cheryl O'Reilly, Brainerd, and Darlene Grunewald, Brainerd, and Henry Rushmeyer, Brainerd. A Nov. 17 wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Angela Mudford and Ryan Hart were married Sept. 15, 2001, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Dave Holte officiating.
Jill Kirzeder and Shawn Rasmussen were married Aug. 24, 2001, at Holy Family Catholic Church in St. Louis Park with Father Thomas Dufner officiating.
Herb and Lois Thiesse will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married Oct. 29, 1946, in Brainerd.
Adrienne Marie King and Jeffrey Darrel Olson announce their engagement. Parents are Roger and Kathy King, Richfield, and Darrel and Sheila Olson, Baxter. A January 2002 wedding is planned.
Jerry and Eldora Clark, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 27, 1951, in Brainerd.
Welcome to Tuesday night football
If a ball soars over the 290-foot fence at the Memorial Park outfield, it's typically a home run.
Jannelle Steger and Jason LaFlair were married Sept. 22, 2001, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Detroit Lakes.
Five generations recently gathered were Nathan, Christopher and Ryan Braaten, sons; Lisa Braaten, mother; James Peterson Jr., grandfather; Marge Peterson, great-grandmother; and Emma Kletschka, great-great-grandmother.
Bonnie and George Moore, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family in the Twin Cities. They were married Oct. 26, 1951, in San Antonio, Texas.
Heidi Yoder and Andrew Johnson announce their engagement. Parents are Doyle and Deb Yoder, Staples, and Scott Johnson, Bloomington, and Karen Fatland, Prior Lake. A Dec. 1 wedding is planned at Staples Alliance Church.
Jill Caughey and Jason Fleischhacker were married Sept. 8, 2001, at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Harvey Peterson and Pastor Andy Smith officiating.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesotans will see double-digit increases in their 2002 health care premiums, the fourth year in a row rates have jumped by more than 10 percent.
Final expense tally in for special session
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The extra 19 days lawmakers spent at the Capitol this year cost taxpayers $120,770 in daily allowances, lodging and mileage reimbursements.
Homeless man drowns in Mississippi
FOLEY (AP) -- A homeless man who drowned in the Mississippi River in Watab Township has been identified as Stanley Preston Bell.
HOLLANDALE (AP) -- The blaze that hit Hollandale Marketing Association this week destroyed 500,000 pounds of newly harvested potatoes worth about $50,000, as well as machines, co-op officials said Friday.
Farmer who severed arm to save life deals with loss
NEW MARKET (AP) -- It's been a little more than three months since Jarrod Wagner cut off his left arm below the elbow to free himself from a hay baler.
Husband of woman killed in crash charged with murder
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- The husband of a woman killed in a crash last year was accused Friday of deliberately driving the car into oncoming traffic to kill his wife.
World War II prisoner dies, leaves $1 million for attack victims
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- He appeared to have nothing, foraging through city streets for things, but Joe Temeczko had a lot.
Ventura to property taxpayers: Be on guard
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Accusing some school districts of running misleading levy campaigns, Gov. Jesse Ventura told voters Friday to stay alert if they want to hang onto property tax cuts approved by the Legislature.
MAPE leaders say Ventura comments endanger contract approval
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Leaders of a state employees union that went on strike this month said Friday they're not sure their members will approve a tentative contract, partly because of what they call derogatory comments by the governor.
Substance found in letter at Rochester prison not hazardous
ROCHESTER (AP) -- A suspicious letter mailed to the federal prison hospital in Rochester did not contain anthrax or any hazardous materials, Deputy Fire Chief Lyle Felsch said Friday.
Raiders come out of pool play as No. 1 seed
ROCHESTER -- The Central Lakes College Raiders won seven of nine possible games in pool play and earned the top seed for Saturday's semifinal match against Rainy River.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Basketball Association is seeking coaches for the 2002 season.
Weekly league leaders
Warriors prove the value of doing homework
Heidi Hahn gives new meaning to the title "student-athletes" on the Brainerd Warriors volleyball team.
Pierz doubles team fourth at state
MINNEAPOLIS -- Sheena Loidolt and Shiela Stegora of Pierz were the first girls in the history of the Pioneers' tennis program to reach the state tournament.
At the net
Brainerd Warriors middle/outside hitter Brooke Rollins hit a kill shot down the line against the St. Cloud Tech Tigers in South Subsection 8, Class 3A play Friday night. Rollins ended the match with a team-high 17 kills.
Coach helps athletes run careers instead of races
CROSBY -- Roger Twigg has been running most of his life. Now, he's helping other athletes chase their dreams.
AREA ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
STAPLES -- Kyle Bendson makes the most of his opportunities.
Ranger boys' team qualifies for state
BECKER -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers boys' cross country team, paced by individual champion Sam Anderson, finished second in the Section 5, Class 1A meet Thursday and qualified for state.
Area events Saturday
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Grunewald gains spot at state
In the few months he has been a varsity performer, Justin Grunewald has confirmed that he can run long distances.
Local sports shorts
Former Central Lakes College coaches Darlene and Harold Palmer recently were honored for their contributions to athletics.
TUESDAY MORNING DOUBLES 10/16
Pierz doubles team advances to semifinals
MINNEAPOLIS -- Pierz's Sheena Loidolt-Shiela Stegora might have experienced a little beginners' luck Thursday in the Class A state tournament at the Nicollet Tennis Center.
PR-B advances to 7AA semifinals
GRAND RAPIDS -- The second-seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers volleyball team outlasted the No. 3 Cass Lake-Bena Panthers 15-9, 15-8, 8-15, 6-15, 15-10 in the Section 7, Class 2A quarterfinals Friday.
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
S-M swimmers second in Mid-State meet
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals took advantage of their home pool and recorded some of their best times of the season as they finished second in the Mid-State Conference swimming and diving meet Friday.
Four area teams advance in subsections
WADENA -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals advanced to the Subsection 29, Section 8, Class 2A volleyball championship match by beating the Frazee Hornets 15-2, 15-8, and 15-5 Thursday.
Pioneers make it to state
PIERZ -- It took Pierz Pioneers head coach Karla Jensen nine years but she finally achieved what she was working for.
Warriors' final football statistics
FINAL -- NINE GAMES
Cardinal boys, girls win section titles
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' and girls' cross country teams won Section 6, Class 1A championships Thursday to advance to the state meet.
8th-grader finds course to her liking
One would think an eighth-grader, in her first varsity cross country race, running in 34-degree temperatures and a 20 mph wind, would be a little intimidated.
Wolves' bench should be a big boost
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have often found success searching for and finding the right role players to fit into coach Flip Saunders' system.
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings re-signed wide receiver and return specialist Nate Jacquet on Thursday, one week after releasing him to make room for defensive end Stalin Colinet.
WEEK 7: Vikings vs. Bucs
MINNESOTA (3-3) at TAMPA BAY (2-3)
Gophers not taking smaller Murray State lightly
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The football programs at Minnesota and Murray State have something in common. Both coaches say their teams have played well this season -- they just haven't had much luck in picking up a win.
Wolves win with late flurry
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves aren't asking a lot from 38-year-old forward Sam Mitchell, but Friday night he came through in the clutch.
Sony camera pair merits exposure
It was summer and we'd rented bicycles in Berlin for a daylong tour of old haunts.
Games, games, games
Hundreds of simple but addictive short games o
Upstart search engines seeking to challenge Google
It's taken less than two years for Google
Don't let terror restrict Net
The war on terrorism has only begun, yet we're already seeing collateral damage on the public's right to know.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly sunny west. Partly cloudy becoming sunny east. Highs 45 northeast to the 70s west.
Salute the flag
Weather drawing by Derik Carner of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Becoming partly sunny this afternoon. Flurries possible early far north. Highs from the mid 30s to the mid 40s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs from the middle 30s northwest to the lower 50s southwest.
The Weather Elsewhere
Iowa state forecast
Today...Considerable cloudiness northeast...Sunny to partly sunny elsewhere. Highs in the upper 30s northeast to around 50 far southwest.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny and breezy. Highs from 35 northeast to the middle 60s southwest.
The Weather Elsewhere
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter weather advisory this morning in and near the lake superior snowbelt...
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Decreasing clouds east. Sunny west. Highs from the lower 30s east to upper 40s southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Flurries possible east. Not as windy with highs mainly in the 30s.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Still rather windy in the far east. Highs from the mid 30s northeast corner...To the 50s west.
Weather drawing by Joe Pierzinski of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny with highs in the mid 40s and 50s.
Just before the snow fell, residents and staff at Bethany Good Samaritan Village were graced with a gift that will grow and pr
Son angry at his father puts blame where it doesn't belong
DEAR ABBY: Eight months ago, I moved in with my aunt and her son, my cousin "Billy." Billy's parents divorced several years ago, and his dad abruptly cut off all communication with Billy and his older brother. This hurt both boys very much.
Out of the spotlight, Chandra Levy's family still holds out hope for her
MODESTO, Calif. -- On the street where Chandra Levy grew up, the yellow ribbons tied to trees, mailboxes and fence posts are starting to look faded and dirty.
Hope for the Holidays
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Husband moves too quickly after wife lingers, then dies
DEAR ABBY: On Mother's Day, we went to visit my in-laws. My mother-in-law, "Gertrude," had been sick for several years. While we were there, my father-in-law, "Hank," told us he was tired of taking care of her and not getting any relief. This was the first time we heard that he was in need of help.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
North-South: Mark Anderson and Clayton Haglin, 86; Ray and Gladys Norrgard, 79.5; and Clif Johnson and Gordon Becker, 78.5. East-West: Dale and Helen Dickie, 86.5; Chris Leininger and Marion Benest, 80; and Pat Lande and Allen Anderson, 79.
Blood Pressure Clinics
School lunch menus
BRAINERD & PILLAGER
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tom Hanks is joining such past Hollywood Everymen as James Stewart and Jack Lemmon as a recipient of the American Film Institute's life achievement award.
Global news searches, minus junk
The names may change, but one fact remains the same about search engines -- you need a variety of approaches to sift through the billions of pages of information that constitute the Internet.
QUETTA, Pakistan -- With a thriving carpet business, an eight-bedroom home and an easy laugh, Atta Muhammad doesn't fit the profile of a beleaguered Afghan refugee. In fact he scoffs at the idea.
U.S. jets blast Taliban compound in Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. jets blasted a Taliban military compound in the Afghan capital and appeared to strike an ammunition depot on the city's edge, sending fireballs of flame leaping into the sky. To the north, U.S. warplanes roared in over front lines Saturday to pound Taliban positions.
Israel expected to end incursion into West Bank towns soon
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel is expected to begin pulling out of West Bank towns soon, starting with Bethlehem, Cabinet ministers said Friday, signaling the end of a weeklong incursion that cost more than 30 lives and angered the United States.
Final Swiss death toll still unknown
AIROLO, Switzerland (AP) -- With the blaze finally extinguished inside the longest highway tunnel in the Alps, work crews began installing braces Friday to hold up the weakened tunnel roof that was at the heart of the inferno.
Russia pulling remains of sailors from wreck of nuclear submarine
MOSCOW (AP) -- Investigators have pulled the remains of 11 sailors from the nuclear submarine Kursk and spotted three more bodies inside, Russia's prosecutor-general said Friday.
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