BURGLARIES -- Bradley Fritch, Elk River, reported Friday his cabin on Alpha Lane, off of County Road 19, had been broken into.
National convention focuses on American Indian education
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- A sense of community such as the American Indian culture provides can help teen-agers, an Augustana College professor told a national convention of Indian educators.
Teen shot by police officer may have taken LSD
APPLE VALLEY (AP) -- A Burnsville teen who was wounded by police gunfire after a scuffle with an Apple Valley officer may have been under the influence of the hallucinogenic drug LSD.
Thursday a doughnut delight in city, thanks to seniors
Every Thursday morning as she's done for the past 14 years, Marguerite "Mugs" Christensen leaves her Staples home in the pre-dawn hours, arriving at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center in Brainerd between 3:30 to 3:45 a.m. to make doughnuts.
Group mobilizes against nursing shortage
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A statewide nursing shortage is forcing hospital staff members to work overtime, lowering morale and patient safety, Minnesota Nurses Association members said at a downtown rally.
Report: Expensive, sleek jet sits idle most of the time
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A sleek jet that the state bought for $1 million in 1998 spends more time in its hangar than in the air.
St. Cloud Frigidaire workers walk off job
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Workers at the Frigidaire Freezer Products plant here went on strike Saturday after rejecting a contract that they said would allow health plan costs to chip away at wage gains.
Matthew Majka, the son of John and Laurie Majka of Nisswa, graduated with honors in October from the Brown Institute in Mendota Heights with a degree in personal computers and local area networking.
State deals another blow to Fairview-University hospital
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- State health investigators cited Fairview-University Medical Center on Friday for an incident last winter in which a nurse's aide provided care to a patient without proper supervision.
Baxter officer attacked
BAXTER -- The Baxter Police Department is searching for a man who assaulted a Baxter police officer early Sunday.
Haunted house draws more people than expected to fairgrounds
More people than expected showed up to be spooked at the Crow Wing County 4-H ambassadors' haunted house at the county fairgrounds in Brainerd last weekend.
Baxter meets to air assessments dispute
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council met at 6 a.m. today to address residents' concerns about the Parkwood Project assessments.
Government lax in E. coli prevention, report claims
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An E. coli outbreak at a private school could happen again in Minnesota because state and federal procedures continue to put children at risk, according to a published report.
Former legislator, appellate judge dies
MARINE ON ST. CROIX (AP) -- Fred Norton, who served in the Minnesota House for 20 years and as a Minnesota Court of Appeals judge for ten years, has died. He was 72.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - The memory of a pioneer Brainerd area resorter will be honored each year with a Brainerd Community College Foundation Scholarship, following a recent donation of $10,000 to the BCC Foundation's perpetual scholarship fund.
Gov. Jesse Ventura brought many young voters to the polls in 1998.
Officials believe many newcomers were missed in the 2000 census
ST. PAUL (AP) -- City and census officials reviewing return rates for the 2000 census have been reminded that cultural details are important in making sure everyone is counted.
Tobacco settlement challenge turned aside by Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court turned aside a challenge to the 2-year-old national tobacco settlement Monday.
Donations to charities way up
WASHINGTON -- America's leading charities raised more than $38 billion last year, an increase of 13 percent over 1998, a philanthropy journal reports in this week's issue.
Heating-repair scam targets Ohio hospitals
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Dozens of Ohio hospitals have been the target of a scam in which a bogus heating-repair business billed them for repairs that were never done.
USS Cole leaves Yemeni port to begin ride home
ADEN, Yemen -- Blasting "God Bless America" and Kid Rock rap through the shipboard PA system, the crippled $1 billion guided missile destroyer Cole inched out of this port city with the aid of four small Yemeni tugs Sunday, ending the first chapter in one of the most humbling attacks in modern U.S. naval history.
GOP leaders say they won't give in on budget
WASHINGTON -- In no rush to leave the Capitol despite an impending election, Republican congressional leaders say they will negotiate but not capitulate to President Clinton in this year's end-of-session budget and tax battle.
LOS ANGELES -- Friends of an actor shot to death by police as he allegedly wielded a fake gun at a Halloween costume party planned a vigil Monday, with some questioning whether race played a role in the killing.
Tentative deal reached keeps Philadelphia schools open
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The city and its striking teachers reached a tentative agreement on a new contract before dawn Monday, allowing classes to proceed without interruption at the nation's seventh-largest school district.
13 years later Oklahoma back at No. 1 in poll
Oklahoma is No. 1 for the first time in 13 years and it was almost unanimous.
Rams fine without Warner
The St. Louis Rams finally got to play a full game with the quarterback for whom their virtually unstoppable offense is designed. And after a shaky start, Trent Green didn't let them down.
Blackhawks snap losing streak with win over Wild
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks saw a chance to seize momentum, and they didn't pass it up.
Vick or not, Miami is ready for No. 2 Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech is gearing up for its biggest game of the season -- at No. 3 Miami on Saturday in the Orange Bowl -- and the second-ranked Hokies won't know until later in the week if they will have star quarterback Michael Vick.
Bucs hand Vikings first loss
TAMPA, Fla. -- The NFL's last unbeaten team went down without a whimper.
Arbitrator will hear arguments Thursday in Smith decision
Joe Smith's status will remain in limbo until Thursday, when an arbitrator will hold a hearing on NBA commissioner David Stern's decision to void Smith's past two contracts.
PINE RIVER -- Barbara Shriver, 71, Pine River, died today, Oct. 30, 2000, at Woodrest Nursing Home of Walker.
Meredith J. Dahl
STAPLES -- Meredith J. Dahl, 75, Staples, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
RANDALL -- Pat Heinz, 40, Randall, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at home.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Ross Gish, 81, Pequot Lakes, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Pequot Lakes.
Arlene Williamson Gatchell
BAY LAKE -- Arlene Williamson Gatchell, 89, Bay Lake, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center of Crosby.
STAPLES -- John Bienusa, 90, Staples, died today, Oct. 30, 2000, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Commissioner Sluss has done a terrible job as leader for the E-911 system. Crow Wing County has spent almost three times as much as Cass County and still is not completed. Cass is complete. Vote for Mary Koep, a taxpayer watchdog, who will bring back effective job performance.
OTHER OPINIONS Population woes
A large issue hangs over northern Minnesota going into the November election: population decline.
The warming debate
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
Star Tribune endorses Dayton for U.S. Senate
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Star Tribune has endorsed DFL nominee Mark Dayton for the U.S. Senate.
Fight for control of House is closest in 50 years
WASHINGTON -- As the year's congressional session slowly winds down, House members will be leaving Washington in a rare state of uncertainty: No one knows for sure who will run the show when they come back after the Nov. 7 election.
Bush heads West, Gore focuses on economy
AUSTIN, Texas -- Summarizing their final arguments for voters, George W. Bush touted himself Monday as "a leader that brings people together" while Al Gore said only he would keep the economy growing. "Prosperity itself is on the ballot," the vice president said.
Gore tries to sway voters away from Nader in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS -- Vice President Al Gore called Minnesota the "heart and soul of the Democratic Party" at a massive rally here Saturday night.
Green Party vice presidential nominee LaDuke rallies in Duluth
DULUTH (AP) -- Green Party vice presidential nominee Winona LaDuke was in this northern Minnesota city Sunday night, rallying support at the University of Minnesota-Duluth from people searching for a political alternative.
Unique vote on green space nears in Washington County
STILLWATER (AP) -- Washington County voters will decide Nov. 7 whether to approve a referendum that would allow the county to buy development rights from rural landowners to preserve open space.
Waldorf wins National Car Rental Classic
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Duffy Waldorf polished off a career-low 62 with a 12-foot birdie putt for a one-stroke victory over Steve Flesch on Sunday in the National Car Rental Classic.
Force, Seeling clinch NHRA titles
BAYTOWN, Texas -- John Force and Angelle Seeling clinched 2000 NHRA Winston championships in their respective categories Sunday at the Matco Tools SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions at Houston Raceway Park.
Moorhead 6 7 0 8 -- 21
Pequot smashes Deer River to gain 8AA final
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots defeated Deer River 42-22 Saturday in the Section 8AA football semifinals.
S-M/W-DC/V third in Mid-State meet
DETROIT LAKES -- The Staples-Motley/Wadena-Deer Creek/Verndale Cardinals swimming and diving team placed third with 272 points at the Mid-State Conference meet Saturday.
Crookston ends PR-Backus football season again
PINE RIVER -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers will have to wait to see if the third time is a charm as they lost for the second consecutive year to the Crookston Pirates 29-7 in Section 8, Class 3A semifinal football action Saturday.
Cardinals conclude Brainerd's season
ALEXANDRIA -- The fourth-seeded Brainerd Warriors volleyball team ended its season on Saturday night with a 15-5, 15-12, 15-7 loss to top-seeded Alexandria in the semifinals of the South Subsection 8AA tournament.
Rangers' football season ends
INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers football season ended Saturday as they were defeated 23-20 by International Falls in the Section 8, Class 3A semifinals.
Pillager advances to section final
PILLAGER -- The Pillager Huskies are one win away from their first appearance in the state football playoffs.
Warriors swim to conference title
COLD SPRING -- The Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team won the Central Lakes Conference meet and the Little Falls Flyers were runners-up Saturday.
High School Athletics
Raiders capture state volleyball title
ROCHESTER -- The Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team won the Minnesota Community College state championship in grand fashion Saturday.
Schmitt, Warn-Milless place fourth at state
MINNEAPOLIS -- Mikaela Schmitt of Wadena-Deer Creek and Laura Warn and Rose Milless of Staples-Motley placed fourth at the Class A girls' tennis tournament Saturday at the Nicollet Tennis Center.
Warriors reach section final
In its four previous games the Brainerd Warriors football team had drilled the opposition by a collective score of 255-62.
Sept. 2 Louisiana-Monroe, W 47-10
Bemidji to play Warriors for title
The top-seeded Brainerd Warriors will play No. 3 Bemidji for the Section 8, Class 5A football championship 8 p.m. Friday at the Fargodome.
PR-B advances in 7AA volleyball
GRAND RAPIDS -- The second-seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers defeated No. 3 Greenway 15-4, 15-3, 15-13 in the Subsection 7AA volleyball semifinals Saturday.
'Hail Mary' stuns Gophers
MINNEAPOLIS -- Northwestern not only practices the desperation pass that would beat Minnesota 41-35 on the final play Saturday. The Wildcats complete most of them.
Weather drawing by Katie Harris of Mr. Trucano's fourth grade class at Baxter school.
'Call police' banner gives elderly driver measure of security
DEAR ABBY: Years ago, I purchased a "Please Call Police" banner that you mentioned in your column. It was to be used by people in need of emergency roadside assistance. I am 80 years old and all alone. I use two hearing aids and cannot use a car phone because I need a special one with "TTY."
Another home for old magazines
Dear Heloise: In reading your column in The Washington Post comic pages, there were hints about RECYCLING MAGAZINES.
Names and faces
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) -- "ER" star Ming-Na might play a dedicated doctor on TV, but her own pregnancy was a shock.
Anti-Fujimori soldiers rebel, take hostages in Peru
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Just when President Alberto Fujimori appeared to be wresting control of Peru's military from his ex-spy chief and defusing weeks of political turmoil, a group of 51 soldiers staged a daring revolt -- demanding Fujimori resign and the shadowy spymaster be put behind bars.
Severe storms batter Britain, France; at least four dead
LONDON (AP) -- Severe storms battered Britain and France on Monday, stranding ferry passengers at sea, uprooting trees, disrupting transportation and knocking out power to thousands of homes. At least four people have been killed.
Israel to deploy guerrilla warfare units; Israeli killed in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel will take the offensive against Palestinian gunmen and deploy special army units trained in guerrilla warfare, a defense official said Monday as the death toll mounted with the first shooting of Israelis in Jerusalem since the recent violence began.
Deadly blast in Spain
MADRID, Spain -- A car bomb exploded in a busy residential area during rush hour Monday, killing a Supreme Court judge, his bodyguard and driver in the deadliest attack blamed on the Basque separatist group ETA since it ended a 14-month cease-fire last December.
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