AITKIN -- Richard Barber joined the Northeast Entrepreneur Fund as a business consultant serving Aitkin County.
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.
Money to be made in mailing
Lakes Area Mailing Inc. opened its doors earlier this month as a new business enterprise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 450.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 15, a year ago 130.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington Middle School parent conferences will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BROKEN BOW, Neb. -- Even the gentlest southerly wind blowing through the Muddy Creek Valley can make life unbearable for Bev Hurt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Will baseball get rid of two struggling teams?
PHOENIX (AP) -- Baseball is down to its final two teams.
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.
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.
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 hot questions for Week 7
Times NFL writer Sam Farmer poses -- and answers -- the burning questions for this week's games:
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.
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.
Moreno earns another pole
SURFERS PARADISE, Australia (AP) -- With no guaranteed ride next season, Roberto Moreno is driving for his CART career.
Dolores Vivian Albright
Dolores Vivian Albright, 86, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Josephine M. 'Dolly' Tappe
STAPLES -- Josephine M. "Dolly" Tappe, 86, Staples, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at the Greater Staples Hospital.
Daniel F. Winterfeldt
Daniel F. Winterfeldt, 76, Brainerd, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at his home in Nokay Lake Township.
George Bernatsky, 68, Brainerd, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at his home.
PINE RIVER -- Selma Putman, 101, Pine River, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village in Pine River.
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.
Wallace A. 'Wally' Nystrom
ELK RIVER -- Wallace A. "Wally" Nystrom, 80, Elk River, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Muzzling the media
Pop quiz. Which of the following is true?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jill Kirzeder and Shawn Rasmussen were married Aug. 24, 2001, at Holy Family Catholic Church in St. Louis Park with Father Thomas Dufner officiating.
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.
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.
Jerry and Eldora Clark, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 27, 1951, in Brainerd.
Angela Mudford and Ryan Hart were married Sept. 15, 2001, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Dave Holte officiating.
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.
Jannelle Steger and Jason LaFlair were married Sept. 22, 2001, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Detroit Lakes.
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.
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.
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.
Herb and Lois Thiesse will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married Oct. 29, 1946, in Brainerd.
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.
Fred and Eleanore Hayes recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 14, 1946.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Warriors prove the value of doing homework
Heidi Hahn gives new meaning to the title "student-athletes" on the Brainerd Warriors volleyball team.
TUESDAY MORNING DOUBLES 10/16
AREA ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
STAPLES -- Kyle Bendson makes the most of his opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weekly league leaders
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Basketball Association is seeking coaches for the 2002 season.
Area events Saturday
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
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.
WEEK 7: Vikings vs. Bucs
MINNESOTA (3-3) at TAMPA BAY (2-3)
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.
Upstart search engines seeking to challenge Google
It's taken less than two years for Google
Games, games, games
Hundreds of simple but addictive short games o
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.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs from the middle 30s northwest to the lower 50s southwest.
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.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny and breezy. Highs from 35 northeast to the middle 60s southwest.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly sunny west. Partly cloudy becoming sunny east. Highs 45 northeast to the 70s west.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Becoming partly sunny this afternoon. Flurries possible early far north. Highs from the mid 30s to the mid 40s.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
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.
Blood Pressure Clinics
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
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.
Hope for the Holidays
Just before the snow fell, residents and staff at Bethany Good Samaritan Village were graced with a gift that will grow and pr
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.
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.
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.
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