Bowling center plans on roll
Plans are progressing for a proposed 24-lane bowling center to be located on Highway 25. One of the owners, Ginger Lorentz, said Friday the bowling center will be called Jack's House.
The memorial tree plaque was completed and mounted at the Gregory Park bandstand in Brainerd.
Economists see worst of downturn ahead
Now that nearly all economists agree the U.S. economy is in recession, some have moved on to debate where we are in the process.
Stocks a hard sell to individual investors amid job, economic worries
NEW YORK -- Amid the gyrations on Wall Street the past few weeks, one critical constituency has been noticeably absent: individual investors.
Pequot Lakes -- USLink, Pequot Lakes made a $2,000 donation to the American Red Cross.
History of the long run
1NEW YORK (AP) -- Investors are suffering through one of the most stressful periods they may ever face, watching their stocks fall but holding fragilely to the belief that in the long run they'll rise again.
Tattoo artist offers permanent eye, lip makeup
VIRGINIA (AP) -- Ann Prince has always enjoyed expressing herself artistically.
Crude oil prices hit lowest level since '99
NEW YORK (AP) -- Energy markets have flipped completely from a year ago, with a gallon of regular gas selling for under a $1 in parts of the country and home-heating prices expected to drop by a third this winter.
Some actors at Disney World let go
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- If you've been to Walt Disney World in the past decade, you may have caught Mark Lainer playing a character in the Indiana Jones show. Or he may have made you laugh in one of the improvisational sketches at Pleasure Island.
Midwest economy bucks national trend downward
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The Midwest bucked a national trend of contracting manufacturing activity, an economics professor said Thursday.
Economic outlook for lakes area remains positive
The last 10 years have been boom years for the Brainerd lakes area. Between 1990 and 2000, the population of Crow Wing County grew by 25 percent and per capita income rose by close to 50 percent.
The Brainerd Church of the Nazarene will host the R
Seven nations labeled oppressors of faith
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration designated the Taliban rulers of Afghanistan and six other governments the world's worst persecutors of religious believers, but rejected calls to include other countries the White House views as key in the war on terrorism.
United Methodist court affirms stance against gay pastors
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The judicial arm of the United Methodist Church has affirmed that the denomination forbids practicing homosexuals from being pastors.
Archdiocese of New York adds three auxiliary bishops
NEW YORK -- Reflecting the polyglot makeup of their flock, priests of Hispanic, Italian and Irish backgrounds were appointed new auxiliary bishops in the Archdiocese of New York Tuesday.
Hope for the Holidays
St. Joseph's Home Care and Hospice will sponsor its eighth annual Hope for the Holidays service for the community from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the Theresa meeting room at St. Joseph's Medical Center, located at 523 N. Third St. in Brainerd.
Cyberchurch boasts 40,000 congregants
A Dallas Internet entrepreneur is giving new meaning to Jesus' words in the Gospel of Matthew: Whenever his disciples come together in his name, Jesus is there among them.
Home schooling can create the right kind of socialization
QUESTION: Don't you think home schooling might negatively impact the socialization process? I don't want my children growing up to be misfits.
Texas town baffled by controversy after governor prays at public school assembly
PALESTINE, Texas -- No one thought much of it when Gov. Rick Perry bowed his head and prayed during a recent public school assembly in this deeply religious community.
Roman Catholic bishops, meeting for a month with the pope, seek more local control
VATICAN CITY -- The bishops who assembled from around the world for a monthlong meeting with Pope John Paul II tackled issues ranging from terrorism to their mandatory retirement age.
Are you a zombie?
A test to find out if your drinking should stop
DEAR ABBY: On June 6, 1989, your column included a test: "Are you an alcoholic?" I was only 27 at the time, and the 10 questions woke me up. I answered nine out of 10 with a yes. When I saw that three or more yes answers meant I had a problem, I took the test again. There was no way I could answer less than seven with a yes.
Actress Melissa Gilbert elected president of Screen Actors Guild
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild in a hotly contested race, but the results could be challenged because of a flaw on thousands of ballots.
Child in need
Attention to all of you sports and hunting widows! Kinship Partners has just what you need to fill those hours when the man in your life is off hunting or off in another world watching sports. It doesn't happen very often, but right now we have several girls on our waiting list -- all of whom are hoping to be partnered with an adult who enjoys doing what they do.
Moving on with life is best weapon against terrorism
The warnings are all around us -- people exposed to potentially fatal anthrax, fears abounding over other hijackings -- a nation on edge, and for all the right reasons.
Event makes a woman think of herself first, for once
For seven years, Johns Hopkins Medicine has offered women a day for themselves.
Denver museum focusing on American art, life in New York City
DENVER (AP) -- A museum that has drawn big crowds with exhibitions of masterpieces by European artists will celebrate American art and paintings of life and death in New York City.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 212, a year ago 217.
Rocky Mountain wool growers to supply Minnesota mill
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A Casper-based regional wool cooperative announced an agreement Friday to supply a Minnesota company that makes and sells woolen blankets.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 1,750.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 700.
It could have been a scene in a Norman Rockwell painting.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 223, a year ago 277.
EAST GULL LAKE -- The Brainerd Fire Department on Thursday responded to a grass fire on Bass Lake Road in East Gull Lake.
Times for the Pillager School fall band and choir concert Monday weren't complete in Thursday's Tempo section. The junior high concert, which is free, is at 6:30 p.m. and the senior high concert, which will include an admission fee, is at 7:45 p.m.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
PILLAGER -- One person was hurt in a three-vehicle collision Friday on Highway 210, two and a half miles west of Pillager.
Brainerd City Council
Lacie Turner and Eric Hubbard, Deerwood, a girl, Hailey Grace Turner-Hubbard, 7 pounds, 6 ounces, Oct. 16, 2001. Grandparents are Conrad and Jennifer Turner, Deerwood, and Kenneth and Ruthann Hubbard, Elbow Lake.
House passes aviation safety bill different than Senate's; conference next
WASHINGTON -- Americans will have to wait at least a week and probably much longer before Congress comes up with a plan to make U.S. airports safer.
Rumsfeld says more U.S. special forces are ready to infiltrate Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hundreds more U.S. special forces troops are ready to infiltrate Afghanistan and put more pressure on the Taliban militia that shelters Osama bin Laden, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Mayo Clinic says it has rapid new test for anthrax
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Mayo Clinic has developed a new test to quickly scan anthrax samples, and is working with the federal government to put it in use, a spokesman said Friday.
Blood Pressure Clinics
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Costly move of St. Paul house begins
ney Thursday, at a top speed of 20 feet per hour, to its new home across downtown. The building, being moved to make way for a transit hub, will be renovated into condominiums. (AP Photo)
Cracks in concrete slabs are definitely more than just a cosmetic problem
Q. Seth asks: Cracks are forming within my concrete slab foundation and are causing problems with my flooring. My master bath floor tile has devel
Flea market decorating is fun, and without rules
A change of seasons can't stop collectors who frequent flea markets. The hunt for treasures might move inside to warehouses, thrift shops, malls or auction houses, but the search goes on.
Tips offered to set up your home theater system
Here's one for the reality programmers: Stick three hunky m
Dwarf trees offer many benefits
If you have ever climbed a ladder and picked fruit from a full-sized apple tree, you know one of the advantages of dwarf trees over full-sized ones.
Magazines can help homeowners with projects
What should I do? When should I do it? How do I do it?
Put birdfeeders away from windows
Place birdfeeders away from house windows to protect birds against hitting glass.
Bulb designed to emit clearer, whiter light
BYLINE3: The company this month introduced Reveal, a bulb designed to filter out yellow rays and emit a clearer, whiter light.
Tape measures have come a long way
The first tape measure was patented by Arthur J. Fellows in 1868. More than 130 years later, Fellows would be hard-pressed to recognize his invention because today's retractable wonders have gone digital, electronic and high-tech.
On the House
When we were kids, the only way to get ice to chill a beverage was to buy it by the block or fill ice trays and wait for them to freeze. The oldest ice trays that we can remember were made of aluminum and had a nifty insert w
Public forums designed to seek input on homelessness and affordable housing are set from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Nov. 15 in the Brainerd Public Library meeting room. The event is sponsored by the Central Minnesota Housing Partnership.
Hotel rooms tell a city's story
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A hotel here is naming its rooms to feature area towns, complete with homegrown art.
Design J-89 has move-up potential
I think you could tinker with Design J-89, reduce its size on the main floor by almost 100 square feet and not sacrifice a single amenity. That's because there's excess space in the long bedroom hall, the entry and the kitchen of this appealing home.
The art of good walls
Vermonter Dan Snow is one of the best stone-wall builders -- wallers -- working today. He also is an articulate spokesman for a craft that has shrunk in scale.
Asian items in the home combine complexity, tranquility
We don't deliberately don the hat of amateur sociologist/anthropologist when window-shopping and perusing catalogs -- but as we've noticed the increasing popularity of items from Asia o
Washington, D.C., to get new National Garden on the Mall
In the midst of bioterrorist assaults on Capitol Hill, a ceremony to mark the creation of the National Garden on the Mall became an uplifting vote for the future.
Pay attention to detail in your home
Details count when making your house your home. They could be bibelots to excite the eye and imagination, or they could be the pretty things you use every day:
Highway 6 segment reopens near Emily
A portion of Highway 6 in Crow Wing County, which has been closed since mid-April, opened to through traffic this morning.
Waiting to weigh
Crow Wing County 4-H ambassadors Kelli Knudsen (left), Mark Norman, Magnus Nelson, Jilene Adair, Melissa Larson, Gretchen Patrick and Nick Nelson waited by the scale at the Salvation Army food shelf Thursday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-A spending bill passed by the U.S. Senate yesterday could have the effect of helping to save commercial air service for Brainerd and four other cities. The legislation provides federal assistance to airlines, such as Republic, which serves cities boarding 80 passengers a day or less.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 4 - 40 years ago (1961) - George Bates, owner of the New Brainerd Hotel for the past 16 1/2 years, today announced the sale of the hotel to C. Elmer Anderson who has owned the Iron Exchange building in which the hotel is located since April 1958.
The Northeast Brainerd community meeting will be 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Garfield Elementary School.
Yanisch to speak in Brainerd about governor's 'Big Plan' Thursday
How will Gov. Ventura's "Big Plan" affect Brainerd?
No need for deer hunters to bundle up, opener will be an unusually warm day
Hunters should be prepared to dress lightly for the deer hunting opener Saturday.
Something to cheer about
Heather McCulley (left), Whitney Hoheisel and Kristi Martin reacted to the Pillager Huskies' come-from-behind win over the Bertha-Hewitt Bears in the Section 6, Class 1A championship game Friday at the Fargodome.
Man fatally injured after car jack slips
NISSWA -- A 24-year-old Nisswa man was crushed to death Thursday after the car he was working on apparently slipped off its jacks.
Vessey tapped to help stop terrorism
GARRISON (AP) -- Retired Gen. John W. Vessey Jr. is being tapped to help the U.S. government in its anti-terrorism campaign.
DFL task force on rural issues holds forum in Baxter
BAXTER -- Brainerd area officials and citizens told the House DFL Rural Issues Task Force on Thursday night at a hearing in Baxter that the state needs to help out with a host of issues affecting the community, including education costs, highway improvements and the impact of rapid population growth, according to a news release issued by the DFL representatives.
Helping her town
An Aitkin teen is trying to revitalize her hometown. Read more about this story in Monday's Dispatch.
Deerwood deer gets no respect from vandals
DEERWOOD -- It's been a long, tortured road to fame for the large plaster deer statue that's become a well-loved mascot for Deerwood residents.
Deer hunters may be surprised to find homes where they hunt
Craig and Patty Rilling moved to a secluded, wooded area for privacy and to get away from noise.
Aid group representative says war hurting Afghan civilians by disrupting power, sanitation
WASHINGTON -- A representative of the aid group Save the Children praised the U.S. pledge of $320 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan as a "solid down payment" but said the war on terrorism is hurting innocent people there.
Jobless rate takes biggest one-month jump in more than 21 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's unemployment rate soared to 5.4
Veterinarians hired to enforce humane laws at meat plants
WASHINGTON -- The government is hiring veterinarians around the country to make sure slaughterhouses are treating livestock humanely, following accusations from the fast-food industry and animal rights groups.
Investigators make little progress in search for source of anthrax that killed New York woman
WASHINGTON -- New patches of anthrax spores were confirmed at widely separated postal facilities -- sorting machines in New York City and a stamp store in Kansas City, Mo. -- and the number of anthrax infections from bioterrorism rose to 17.
Northwest jet escorted because of threatening note
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) -- Fighter jets escorted a Northwest Airlines flight with 78 people on board to Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Thursday morning.
The latest developments related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks:
Attacks, anthrax, sports push elections off center stage
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) -- The Sept. 11 terror attacks and a month of anthrax scares are making it harder than ever to catch voters' attention this fall.
U.S. helicopter crashes in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is blaming bad weather for the crash landing in Afghanistan of a U.S. special forces helicopter that injured four of its crew, and for the loss of an unmanned spy plane.
Investigators at loss over N.Y. woman's death
WASHINGTON -- The anthrax that killed a New York woman is virtually identical to bacteria found elsewhere in the bioterrorism scare, said investigators who remain at a loss to explain how she was infected. Cleanup was under way on Capitol Hill, and justices returned to a decontaminated Supreme Court.
Judge wants to know if guilty plea was valid
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has called a special session to determine if a guilty plea by a former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive remains valid in light of her public declarations of innocence.
Chicago officials seek to draw tourists to Windy City
CHICAGO (AP) -- First it was a plan to turn Chicagoans into tourists in their own city. Now, in its latest bid to attract visitors, the city is asking residents to show out-of-towners around.
Developments related to anthrax cases:
Six firefighters graduate posthumously from FDNY training academy
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Fire Department added 240 new members to its ranks, handing out diplomas to trainees at a ceremony marked by six empty chairs -- seats symbolically held for classmates who died at the World Trade Center.
Mayoral election in heart of Texas draws crowd
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- When residents go to the polls this week to elect a mayor, they'll be choosing from a slate of characters as diverse as the city itself -- a homeless woman, a cross-dresser and a candidate who calls himself "Breadman," among them.
Hazardous dump turned into Pennsylvania hole in one
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- No golfer would have wanted to contend with the hazards that covered the fairways of this course two decades ago: water tainted with heavy metals, rusted hulks of automobiles, abandoned appliances and leaky 55-gallon drums of industrial waste.
Bush uses radio address to try to allay fears over anthrax
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In his most extensive public comments about anthrax, President Bush used his weekly radio broadcast Saturday to try to wrap soothing words and calming facts around a week of mixed signals and escalating public anxiety.
Illinois tearing down railroad 'dragnets' after failed experiment
Two years ago, a pickup truck going 40 mph barreled into a railroad crossing gate near the central Illinois town of Chenoa.
States get to weigh in on Microsoft settlement
WASHINGTON (AP) -- State officials now get their turn to weigh in on the Microsoft settlement, with some sounding conciliatory while cautiously withholding judgment in what could be the last chapter of the historic monopoly case.
In Florida, what's a vote was big question a year ago -- now, no one seems to care
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- About a year ago, everybody in Florida wanted to know: Just what qualifies as a vote and what doesn't?
NYC mayor's race heats up
NEW YORK -- He was considered a long shot just a few days ago, but a poll shows Republican Michael Bloomberg has pulled into a statistical dead heat with Democrat Mark Green in the mayor's race.
West Coast bridges may be terror targets
LOS ANGELES -- Terrorists may be planning attacks on major West Coast bridges sometime in the next few days, the FBI has warned officials in eight western states.
State homeland security directors wrestle with jobs
Tim Daniel put 3,400 miles on his car in his first three weeks as Missouri's special adviser for homeland security, driving from meeting to meeting as he began coordinating public safety activities with agencies across the state.
Microsoft, government present deal to judge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Offering an end to their epic legal battle, the Justice Department and Microsoft Corp. asked a judge Friday to approve a settlement of antitrust charges that would set new rules for the nation's hard-hit technology industry.
Davis felt he had no choice but to warn public
BURBANK, Calif. -- Gov. Gray Davis said his first reaction was that he had no choice: Bulletins issued by the FBI and two other federal agencies warned of possible terrorist attacks on the West Coast, and, more specifically, against bridges.
Don't expect quick end to war
WASHINGTON -- The war in Afghanistan will be long, U.S. officials keep stressing, and the reasons are clear: The mission, more of a dragnet for terrorists than a conventional war, is difficult. The helpers, the northern alliance, have fewer guns and fighters and less equipment than the enemy.
Yankees look ahead, if not forward, to facing Johnson, Schilling
PHOENIX (AP) -- The two amazing comebacks are already in the highlight films. Unless they find a way to get past Randy Johnson or Curt Schilling this weekend, the New York Yankees won't like the ending.
There may be no coming back from this
NEW YORK (AP) -- There may be no coming back from this.
New York, New York Those improbable Yankees
NEW YORK -- It happened again Thursday night. It couldn't, but it did.
Who owns Bonds' 73rd home run ball?
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- When Barry Bonds hit his historic homer, Alex Popov rose above a crush of fans on a walkway above right field to glove the prize.
Sept. 11 victims' loved ones run New York City Marathon in their memory
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ralph Maerz is a 56-year-old ex-smoker who until a month ago hadn't gone for a serious run since high school.
Diamondbacks hope change of scenery changes Series luck
PHOENIX (AP) -- A day later, and still Joe Torre could not explain how the New York Yankees had done it.
Saturday, Oct. 27
Davenport passes Capriati for No. 1 ranking
MUNICH, Germany (AP) -- Lindsay Davenport won the No. 1 ranking for the year by rallying past Kim Clijsters in three sets Saturday and advancing to the final of the Sanex Championships.
It's a memorable last stand
NEW YORK -- A Bronx crowd of 56,018 Thursday night chanted "Paulie" and "One More Year," saluting what was the final career apperance for Paul O'Neill -- and, perhaps, several of his New York teammates -- at Yankee Stadium.
Houston is likely to draft for defense
The worst thing about being a bad team in the NFL this season is that you can't compete for the first pick in next year's draft. That choice goes to expansion Houston, which if it had to choose right now, probably would take ...
What about Bob?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bob Brenly would be wise to avoid the sports pages, and he shouldn't turn on the radio, either.
Sore Schilling vows to be ready for Game 7
PHOENIX (AP) -- Despite a sore throwing arm, Curt Schilling vows he will be ready for another start if the Arizona Diamondbacks force a deciding Game 7 of the World Series.
Verl M. Rydberg
LITTLE FALLS -- Verl Marie Rydberg, 87, Little Falls, formerly of Roseville and Cushing, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Evelyn M. Nelson
SOMERSET, Wis. -- Evelyn M. Nelson, Somerset, Wis., formerly of Glen, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001.
Lowell T. Neil
Lowell T. Neil, 65, Brainerd, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Verl Rydberg, 87, Little Falls, formerly of Cushing, died today, Nov. 2, 2001, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Kermit L. Kristenson
MOTLEY -- Kermit Louis Kristenson, 76, Motley, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001.
Cedric J. Wolters Sr.
LITTLE FALLS -- Cedric John Wolters Sr., 58, Little Falls, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Lois P. Evans
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Lois P. Evans, 86, Cheyenne, Wyo., formerly of Brainerd, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at the Life Care Center.
UPSALA -- Peter Tretter, 86, Upsala, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
PINE RIVER -- Wade Bristow, 16, Pine River, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Fairview Medical Center in Minneapolis.
PILLAGER -- James Zebroski, 73, Pillager, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at his home.
Gerald C. Tomson
CROSBY -- Gerald Charles Tomson, 95, Crosby, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Evelyn M. McKay-Nelson
SOMERSET, Wis. -- Evelyn M. McKay-Nelson, 85, Somerset, Wis., formerly of Glen, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at her home.
CROSBY -- Roxanne Buckley, 61, Crosby, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Gerald C. Tomson
CROSBY -- Gerald Charles Tomson, 95, Crosby, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Oscar 'Rock' W. Spencer
Oscar "Rock" Wendell Spencer, 80, Lake Tapawingo, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital.
On Friday, Oct. 12, The Dispatch's article about atheists complaining that America is focusing on God since Sept. 11 contained a question. Ellen Johnson, president of American Atheist asked," 'There is no God' Where was he, on a coffee break?" Here are some possible answers.
Practice makes perfect
It has always been an amazing element of the American justice system that attempted murderers are given lighter sentences because they failed at their goal of killing someone.
Goodbye Twins? - Dispatch Editorial
There are no spontaneous "pro-Twins" rallies, no marches on the state Capitol, no feverish maneuvering by state leaders to keep the ball club thriving.
A model for us all
As I'm sure many new ISD 181 School District employees can attest to, it's weird to work in a school district where you went to school and graduated. It's hard to call up a co-worker with a question and not refer to him or her as Mr. DeVaney or Ms. Hauan. Being on a first-name basis with people who were your teachers once upon a time is a bit of a trip, let me tell you.
The other war
WASHINGTON--For the past month, the United States has been dropping bombs on Afghanistan and losing friends in the Arab world. The news that the U.S.-led coalition is getting serious about that other war--the competition for support of the people in Muslim countries--is as welcome as it is overdue.
Crisis Line needs your help
Jill just wanted someone to talk with while she died. She had taken a bottle of pills because the pain of living had become too great. Thankfully, a Crisis Line volunteer was able to get her to help. Marcia's daughter had been experiencing psychotic episodes. Her daughter's behavior was erratic and Marcia feared she could be violent. The volunteer directed her to help. John had had surgery and couldn't work. The result was increased financial and marital stress. The volunteer referred him to sources to help with both areas. Nancy called because her friend had been beaten up four to five times by her boyfriend and she was afraid for her. The volunteer directed Nancy to services to help the friend.
The war, so far...
Ours is an age of instant gratification. Computer users in Minnesota grouse loudly if their Internet connection to the Library of Congress takes 30 seconds, never stopping to think that such a quick link-up with information resources, thousands of miles away, would have been impossible a few years ago.
I encourage the writer of "choosing a god" to read the chapters of the Bible prior to the one he quoted from Exodus 20:3, where the one true God, Jehovah, states, "You shall h
Federal lawmakers' addresses
Sen. Paul Wellstone
For openers, you can't please all the deer hunters
In Montana the big day is Oct. 26. In Michigan it's Nov. 15, in Wisconsin Nov. 17 and in Pennsylvania Nov. 26.
Duplicate antlerless permits have been sent to many Minnesota hunters due to mailing errors and address changes, the DNR said.
It's the Maine attraction: Woodcock, grouse
PRINCETON, Maine -- The myth of the great north is that it's the land of big trees and grand old forests. Oh, you'll see a few tall flaming maples and birches along the roadside in Down
Inspecting cedar waxwings
A woozy waxwing was the subject of last week's column. Prompted by a phone call, note and photos from a Nature's Notebook reader, I relayed the story of a wayward waxwing that became inebriated after consuming fermented berries.
Benchmarks set for costal studies
From the quiet, cattail-lined bays to the craggy, crashing coastlines the Great Lakes are increasingly affected by people who want to live, work and play along their extensive shorelines. Scientifically measuring that impact is cumbersome simply because of the lakes size, but as the value of fresh water becomes more apparent, Great Lakes research becomes more important.
First aid kit for your dog is well worth the time, investment
Traumatic injuries are the most common maladies that occur to hunting dogs. In all likelihood, your outings this year won't involve more than a few minor nicks and scratches.
BRAINERD/NISSWA - Gull Lake is still the best bet for walleyes. Sandy Point, the Rock Pile, Dutchman's Bluff, and Wilson Bay all are producing walleyes in 25 to 35 feet of water during the day.
North Country calendar
Now that's a big buck! Second Ripley bowhunt produces largest deer taken in reservation in 20 years
A call to the Lance Bruckelmyer home at 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon revealed the 27-year old Cologne resident was asleep. Don't blame the guy, for he dragged a 272 pound buck a half-mile through the woods Saturday morning.
The story of taking a trophy buck at Ripley
Camp Ripley is famous for its trophy bucks, but like buck deer anywhere else they don't come easy.
Bonita Barnacle and Michael Scott McEndree were married Sept. 1, 2001, at the Gull Lake Dam Recreation Area in Brainerd with Mike McEndree officiating.
Rick and Gigi Houske
Rick and Gigi Houske, Baxter, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married Oct. 23, 1976, in Ogema.
Four generations recently gathered were William Roger Barnacle, son, Rochester; William Richard Barnacle, father, Rochester; William Harold Barnacle, grandfather, Brainerd; and William James Barnacle, great-grandfather, Remer.
Heather Schmidt and Ryan Liebel were married July 21, 2001, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes with Pastor David Stevens officiating.
Judy and Les Jegenyes
Judy and Les Jegenyes, Baxter, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married Nov. 4, 1961, in Fort Campbell, Ky., in Chapel 10.
Corrie Jo Schliek and Michael James Koop were married Aug. 25, 2001, at Crosslake Lutheran Church in Crosslake with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating.
Kristina D. Lander and Keith J. Weber
Kristina D. Lander and Keith J. Weber announce their engagement. Grandparents are Robert and Loretta Knudson and Leonard and Opal Lander, Brainerd. A Dec. 1 wedding is planned at St. Anna.
Megan Suess and Eric Nielsen were married June 30, 2001, at St. Mark's Catholic Church in St. Paul with Father Jerome Keiser and the Rev. Ron Nielsen officiating.
Carrie Marie Lutgen and Martin Joseph Joyce
Carrie Marie Lutgen and Martin Joseph Joyce announce their engagement. Parents are Judy and Mike Lutgen, Cold Spring, and Linda and Roger Joyce, Janesville. A 2 p.m. Nov. 17 wedding is planned at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville with a reception to follow.
Man survives snowy week in Boundary Waters
DULUTH (AP) -- With wet feet, little food and only snow for water, Jason Rasmussen found an unlikely ally in his fight to stay alive for a week in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A shortage of workers is hurting care for Minnesota's elderly residents in nursing homes and home health care, according to a report by the University of Minnesota.
Minnesota wildlife regulators want deer heads
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Deer hunters heading home from the woods this weekend may be stopped by a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources researcher looking for help.
Two Mounds View residents sue to block school levy
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Two residents of the Mounds View School District filed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to stop a Tuesday levy referendum.
Minnesota to start tourism campaign to stimulate economy
ST. PAUL -- The state and tourism businesses are teaming up to get people back out to enjoy the state's tourist areas, which have been struggling since the Sept. 11 attacks.
Record number of state school districts ask voters for money
ST. PAUL -- Never have so many Minnesota school districts asked voters for so much.
Yudof: Students should take at least 13 credits
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota President Mark Yudof is pushing students to take at least 13 credits per semester -- unless they have a good reason not to -- so they will graduate more quickly.
MnSCU enrollment up
ST PAUL (AP) -- Enrollment is up this fall for the third straight year at the 34 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, with 161,972 students enrolled in credit classes, 5.6 percent more than last fall.
Minnesota needs money to prepare for terrorism, and hopes it will come from feds
ST. PAUL -- The two state agencies dealing most closely with preparing Minnesota for terrorism or bioterrorism need a total of about $17 million to get up to speed, officials said.
Results of anthrax tests at St. Paul facility expected this week
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Test results were expected in four to seven days after a dead-letter office was tested for anthrax early Friday.
HOW THEY VOTED
Here's how Minnesota's representatives voted on the 286-139 roll call Thursday by which the House passed the aviation security bill supported by the White House.
Judge gives reporter 21 days to turn over sources' names
ST. PAUL -- A Ramsey County judge on Friday gave a reporter 21 days to reveal the names of his sources from a four-year-old story about a decision not to keep the head football coach at Tartan High School.
Twin Cities business group rallies to save Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A group of Twin Cities executives is rallying to save the Minnesota Twins.
Ventura: Dismantling Twins won't solve baseball's problems
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura on Friday chastised Major League Baseball for looking to dissolve two teams, one of which could be the Minnesota Twins.
Former Warriors play prominent roles at MSUM
MOORHEAD -- Brainerd natives Larry McCulley, Dave Sustercich and Chad Yde are contributing members of the Minnesota State University, Moorhead, football team this fall.
Area events Saturday
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
Raiders go for region title
Central Lakes College volleyball coach Jane Peterson is an eternal optimist.
Local sports shorts
Six players from Staples-Motley and two from Wadena-Deer Creek have been named to the All-Northern Lakes Conference football team.
'THERE IS NO TOMORROW'
The Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' cross country team has been standing at the entrance to the Class 1A state meet for the last two years.
Passion and pain
Pequot Lakes Patriots Matt Royer (10) and Zac Duoos reacted to the Patriots 40-21 loss to the Roseau Rams in the Section 8, Class 3A championship game at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks Friday.
Greenway defeats PR-B for 7AA championship
VIRGINIA -- The gold statue of a volleyball player on the Section 7, Class 2A championship trophy snapped off its wood base before the awards ceremony.
CARDS' RUNNERS HOPE TO LIVE UP TO TOP BILLING
The Staples-Motley Cardinals enter the Class 1A state cross country meet with two top-ranked teams.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Kate Bjornson was named most valuable varsity player of the Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team at its season-ending banquet.
Pillager pulls off comeback
FARGO, N.D. -- The Pillager football team proved Friday that a Husky's will is greater than a Bear's bite.
Schwegel records impressive numbers
PINE RIVER -- Pine River-Backus Tigers football coach Randy Schwegel almost didn't get a chance to coach his youngest son.
Kneisl sets tone for W-DC volleyball team
WADENA -- Sara Kneisl doesn't need the spotlight, but she's one of the most important parts of a successful Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines volleyball team.
Pequot Lakes falls to Roseau in section championship
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Mention the small northwestern Minnesota community of Roseau and most people immediately think of hockey.
Pequot finishes season 9-2
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- With their 1,000-yard rusher sitting out virtually all of the last three quarters with an injury, the Pequot Lakes Patriots battled valiantly against the Roseau Rams.
ML-WR eliminates Pierz
MORA -- Second-seeded Moose Lake-Willow River upset the top-seeded Pierz Pioneers 8-15, 15-11, 15-12, 15-8 in the Subsection 18, Section 5, Class 2A volleyball championship match Thursday.
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- State occupational safety officials said Thursday that the Minnesota Vikings violated no health or safety guidelines in the heatstroke death of offensive tackle Korey Stringer.
Gophers foresee dramatic improvements with Oldfield as coach
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Forgive Kim Bell if she's hungry.
Wolves defeat Grizzlies
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves are out to reverse their lack of success in games on consecutive nights.
Vikings missing something on the field and in the locker room
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Byron Chamberlain played for two Super Bowl winners in Denver, so he knows what it's like to be a part of a championship team.
Wild frustrate defending champs
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche are currently a .500 team.
RAILS ACROSS AMERICA, Strategy First
Mini-games are having a major impact
SYOSSET, N.Y. --Jody Mandel does her work on a computer in a Manhattan office and then goes home to Syosset and uses a computer for Internet entertainment.
Web sites worth seeing
A roundup of new and updated resources and services on the global Internet:
HDTV remains Cadillac of home entertainment
High-definition television has a rocky path ahead of it before becoming a permanent fixture in the American living room, but you've got to give it some credit. It simply looks spectacular.
Master your domain
If you're on the Internet, you've been assigned a name.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Mostly sunny. Mild west and central. Highs 55 northeast to 68 southwest and south central.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Passing clouds early this morning southeast. Otherwise mostly sunny. Highs in the 60s.
On the farm
Weather drawing by Jared Mendicino in the Baxter School third-grade class of Mrs. Brenny.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the 60s.
Cuba prepares for hurricane's approach
HAVANA (AP) -- Workers rushed to harvest tobacco and students evacuated communist farm camps as a strengthening Hurricane Michelle prepared to batter western Cuba and Havana, then threaten Florida and the Bahamas.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny and breezy. Becoming mostly cloudy far north with a chance of sprinkles. Highs in the 50s to mid 60s.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s and 60s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy in the morning northeast with a chance of showers...Then becoming partly cloudy. Mostly sunny and breezy elsewhere. Highs in the middle 40s northeast to lower 60s southwest.
Northeast warm; rain falls across central United States
A cold front brought rain and some severe weather to the Midwest, Ohio Valley and central Appalachians on Friday, while the Northeast had unseasonably mild temperatures.
Weather drawing by Jared Mendicino of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the 60s or lower 70s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Breezy east. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 50s north...60 to 65 south.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Geraldo Rivera is quitting his prime-time talk show on CNBC to become a war correspondent for Fox News Channel, saying Thursday he couldn't bear to stay on the sidelines during a big story.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
School lunch menus
Northern Lakes Area Chapter of the American Red Cross thanks you; in this extraordinary time, we have come together to help one another.
Golden "K" Kiwanis meetings are 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Senior Center in Brainerd. This Wednesday's meeting is Rudy Hillig, continued; Nov. 14, Finding Out About Cuba, Jan Kurtz, CLC; Nov. 21, The United Way, Heidi Funk; and Nov. 28, "Respite Care Program," Tom Morton.
NIH urges kids to get more sleep
DULUTH (AP) -- Those parental pleas for children to go to bed can now be delivered with a little extra heft.
The Brainerd Lakes Area Chapter of the American Diabetes Association would like to thank our community and everyone involved in our fifth Walk for Diabetes.
Grandma's goose tale strictly for the birds
DEAR ABBY: I am 87 years old and live in a retirement apartment. Sixteen years ago, you printed a funny letter in your column about a mother's wild goose tale.
North-South: Ray and Gladys Norrgard, 121; Mark Ande
Amid slow progress, U.S. keeps Afghan options open
WASHINGTON -- The U.S.-led military effort in Afghanistan is embarking on a phase that will test how much of the campaign can be entrusted to the United States' Afghan allies on the ground -- and how much of that dirty job U.S. forces will have to shoulder themselves.
B-52s pound Taliban front in heavy attack
JABAL SARAJ, Afghanistan -- B-52 bombers pounded the front line north of Kabul on Friday in one of the strongest attacks yet, blasting a Taliban field headquarters. Opposition forces said the bombing appeared directed by U.S. forces on the ground.
Nuclear experts urge countries to heighten security in wake of attacks
VIENNA, Austria -- The U.N. atomic agency's chief urged world leaders on Friday to act quickly to safeguard radioactive materials, pleading for governments to impose stringent new controls to avert nuclear catastrophe.
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