REMER -- A 20-year-old Aitkin woman was hurt in a single-vehicle accident Sunday on Highway 200, three miles east of Remer.
The Brainerd Fire Department took a tree that was downed by high winds off a power line at a residence on Red Pine Road in Oak Lawn Township at 11:17 p.m. Friday.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center-Crosby
Legislature faces terrorism challenges
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A state policy meant to give fair warning to people who live or work near hazardous materials offered would-be terrorists a handy road map to those locations until recently.
Congress divided on wisdom of making airport screeners federal workers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some in Congress envision a federally employed airport screener as a front-line soldier -- finely trained, dedicated, determined to protect his country from harm. Others see yet another overpaid, undermotivated bureaucrat living off the taxpayers.
City post office closed for an hour Saturday
The Brainerd Post Office was closed for about an hour Saturday after an unknown substance was found on one of the mail trucks. Police were also called Friday to the Federal Express office here.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-The Nisswa Elementary School invited parents and students to an open house celebrating the school's 100th year of operation. Robert Hurst, elementary school principal, blew out 100 candles on a cake to mark the occasion.
BAXTER -- Proceeds from the Integra Telecom haunted house Tuesday will go to the New York Relief fund.
Taking the horror out of costuming
For the hopelessly uncreative adult whose walk on the wild side may be wearing white shoes after Labor Day, an invitation to a Halloween party -- costumes required -- can be much more frightening than the actual holiday itself.
United Airlines moves to regain confidence by replacing embattled leader Goodwin
CHICAGO -- United Airlines hopes a midcourse correction in top management will help the airline regain the shaken confidence of investors, passengers and employees.
U.S., Taliban talked over three years about handing over bin Laden
WASHINGTON -- Over three years and on as many continents, U.S. officials met in public and secret at least 20 times with Taliban representatives to discuss ways the regime could bring suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden to justice.
Mourners visit Ground Zero for tearful memorial
NEW YORK -- Under a bright blue sky, amid prayer and song, thousands of mourners made a pilgrimage Sunday to the World Trade Center site and got the chance to see, grieve and finally accept.
South Dakota governor fires latest salvo in friendly squabble with Ventura
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- It was not lost on Gov. Bill Janklow that it was a Minnesota company that recently announced it would make the largest one-time private investment in South Dakota.
Anthrax threat spreads
WASHINGTON -- Health officials tried to reassure Americans Monday about the safety of the mail they receive at home as the anthrax threat spread to the Justice Department. A New Jersey postal worker became the latest confirmed case of inhalation anthrax.
EchoStar takes a big step toward cornering the home satellite television market
DETROIT (AP) -- EchoStar Communications Corp. is poised to become the nation's leading provider of home satellite TV service after reaching a deal to acquire Hughes Electronics and its DirecTV subsidiary from General Motors Corp.
Terrorist leader's entry into U.S. could have been barred, experts say
The Immigration and Naturalization Service should have sent terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta back to Germany last January instead of permitting him to re-enter the United States to continue his flight training, immigration lawyers and specialists say.
Court refuses to review Virginia law requiring minute of silence in schools
=WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court rejected a challenge Monday to a state law requiring schoolchildren to observe a daily minute of silence.
Anthrax scare forces justices into temporary courtroom
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court justices, looking a little glum, filed into a borrowed courtroom Monday as concern about anthrax forced the court to do business outside its marble headquarters for the first time in 66 years.
For teens, a new sense of responsibility
CHICAGO -- Nanette Milner tried to sleep that night but gave up, flicking on the light and grabbing the first notebook she could find amid the piles of clothes and books in her bedroom. It had been a week since terror struck New York and Washington -- and the 16-year-old's mind was racing.
Trick play leads Nebraska past Oklahoma
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Eric Crouch scored on a 63-yard trick play as third-ranked Nebraska beat No. 2 Oklahoma 20-10 Saturday to snap the Sooners' 20-game winning streak.
Monday, Oct. 29
Diamondbacks scorch Yankees behind Big Unit to 4-0 win in Game 2
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- It was 97 or 98 in the Arizona desert Sunday night, but it wasn't a dry heat.
Record victory for JoePa
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Joe Paterno and his record 324 victories symbolize the glory of Penn State's past. The future appears to belong to a freshman quarterback.
Flutie gets best of Bills
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Doug Flutie got the best of his old team, rubbing it in by scoring the winning touchdown.
George Bernatsky, 68, Brainerd, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at his home.
Iris A. Nelson
WALKER -- Iris A. Nelson, 83, Walker, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at the Woodrest Nursing Home in Walker.
Bonnie Hill, 78, Brainerd, died today, Oct. 29, 2001, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Ivy Lynn Bacon
AKELEY -- Ivy Lynn Bacon, infant daughter of Alvin Bacon Jr. and Brandy L. (Kroubetz) Bacon, was born and died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001.
Lowell T. Neil
Lowell T. Neil, 65, Brainerd, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
PINE RIVER -- Dennis Eckerson, 52, Pine River, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, near Pine River.
NEW HOPE -- Jeanette Dellwo, 89, Randall, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at St. Theresa Nursing Home in New Hope.
Lewis C. Waller
Lewis Clair Waller, 84, Brainerd, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Ray 'Dude' L. Kuschel
GARRISON -- Ray "Dude" L. Kuschel, 69, Garrison, died today, Oct. 29, 2001, at his home.
Charles 'Chuck' Buss
PEQUOT LAKES -- Charles 'Chuck' Buss, 83, Pequot Lakes, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at home.
Rev. William C. Jones
AITKIN -- The Rev. William C. Jones, 83, Aitkin, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Esther Wathier, 102, Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
The House passage of the federal farm bill was an important step in ensuring our area farmers have the safety net they need to survive in a volatile industry.
I was watching the Oct. 15 city council meeting on Brainerd's public access station, channel 8. I found it quite disturbing when Mark O'Day dismissed himself as a council member and got up to the mike to try to get his kid out of paying $100 parking ticket for parking in a Handicap parking spot.
How to contact state legislators
Area legislators and how to contact them.
Bruce and Sue Reynolds, Merrifield, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Center Town Hall. Call Casey Reynolds at 963-4531 for directions. Food and drinks will be provided.
Burton, team persevere to win Checker 500
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Disappointment hasn't clouded Jeff Burton's vision of himself or his team.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to the Center for School Change at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.
U scientist searches for smallpox cure
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota scientist David Sherman rarely mentioned his project to others in his department, but suddenly his work with smallpox is water-cooler conversation.
Twin Cities security expense climbing
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, additional security can be seen everywhere -- from airports to city halls to the state Capitol -- but it comes at a cost.
Statue proceeds to go to victims
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The year of Charlie Brown in St. Paul is winding down this week, culminating in a Sunday auction to benefit the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Sixth-seeded Holdingford stuns No. 2 Pierz
PIERZ -- Armed with an opportunistic offense and a physical defense that forced five turnovers, the sixth-seeded Holdingford football team defeated the No. 2 Pierz Pioneers 33-19 Saturday night, propelling the Huskers into the Section 5, Class 2A championship game.
Underwood jettisons Verndale from playoffs
VERNDALE -- The second-seeded Verndale Pirates were upset by the No. 3 Underwood Rockets 24-21 in Section 4, Nine-Man semifinal football action Saturday.
Warriors swim to third straight conference title
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team flexed its muscles and then lifted some hardware as it won the Central Lakes Conference championship Saturday for the third consecutive season.
Pillager running back Adam Brown (10) celebrated with teammates Nate Ackerson (71) and Ben Broberg after he dashed 60 yards with a free kick for a score in the Huskies' Section 6, Class 1A semifinal win over Eagle Valley Saturday night.
Raiders volleyball team fourth at state
Rochester -- The Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team didn't have the showing it hoped for at the Minnesota Community College Conference state volleyball tournament Saturday.
The first Sunday open gym, swim and tennis session is scheduled Nov. 5 at Brainerd High School.
PR-B runner misses trip to state
BAGLEY -- Travis Bristow of Pine River-Backus was the top area finisher as he placed 12th in the Section 8, Class 1A cross country meet Saturday.
Pequot advances to final
EAST GRAND FORKS -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots advance to the championship game of the Section 8, Class 3A football playoffs as they defeated East Grand Forks 13-9 in the semifinals Saturday.
Turnovers eliminate Pine River-Backus
PINE RIVER -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers football team outgained its opponent in yardage by a 2-1 margin in the Section 8, Class 3A semifinals Saturday night.
W-DC advances to section volleyball semifinals
PERHAM -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines proved their top seed was no mistake as they outlasted the second-seeded Staples-Motley Cardinals 6-15, 15-9, 15-6, 9-15, 15-11 in the Subsection 8, Class 2A volleyball tournament Saturday.
Huskies sprint into finals
PILLAGER -- On a night it dedicated a track and field complex to a former coach, the Pillager Huskies football team looked like world-class sprinters.
SCSU atop WCHA
St. Cloud State remains perfect atop the WCHA standings, but the Minnesota Gophers are hinting toward a quick takeover with their second shutout victory in as many nights.
Gophers race past Murray State
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota defensive end Greg White had a confession to make after his team beat Murray State 66-10 on Saturday.
Iginla's 400th goal leads Flames past Wild
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Calgary's Jarome Iginla hasn't forgotten what happened last year.
Bucs stomp on Vikings
TAMPA, Fla. -- This is what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had in mind when they spent most of the preseason talking about their Super Bowl aspirations.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy and cooler. Highs from the 40s north to lower 50s south. Tonight...Cloudy. A chance of light rain south...And light rain or light snow north. Lows from the 20s north to near 40 south.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Becoming cloudy with in the upper 40s northwest to the mid 60s southwest.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy skies and cooler. Isolated showers or a few sprinkles in the west and north. Highs of 45 to 55.
Weather drawing by Murray Hebert of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy west and central with scattered sprinkles or flurries southwest and south central. Partly sunny east. Highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Emily Derby, Brainerd, and Rebecca Robb, Motley, are members of residence hall councils at Bemidji State University for the 2001-2002 academic year.
Kids, candles are dangerous mix
DEAR ABBY: Please help me to inform your readers about a common cause of home fires. We're heading into the season when there is a marked increase in the use of candles. Already booming in popularity, candles become the staple decoration during the winter holidays. They grace tabletops, mantels and windows from Halloween through New Year's Eve. However, these cheery and inspiring holiday decorations can generate more than flickering light. They are the cause of nearly 10,000 fires and take more than 100 lives a year.
Names and faces
Massive rail project to link Wyoming coal fields to Mississippi River waiting for federal approval
WASHINGTON -- The fate of the biggest U.S. rail project in modern times -- a $1.4 billion, 900-mile line that has been on the drawing boards for 25 years -- could hang on a soon-to-be-released environmental impact study.
Global warming conference opens in Morocco under heavy security
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) -- Under heavy security, thousands of delegates opened a scheduled two-week conference Monday to finish the exhaustive effort of writing the rulebook limiting the human contribution to the gradual warming of the Earth.
Milosevic facing new charges at third round of war crimes hearings
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic appeared Monday before the U.N war crimes tribunal for a third time to face new charges for murder and persecution in Croatia and for more deaths in Kosovo.
Afghan opposition talks of offensive -- but says it needs U.S. air backing
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Frustrated by weeks of U.S. bombing that have failed to budge Taliban front lines, Afghanistan's opposition forces plotted what they said Monday would be a major push on a vital Taliban-held northern stronghold.
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