Kelli Knudsen, the daughter of Jim and Sue Knudsen of Brainerd, was awarded the Chapter CJ 50th Anniversary Scholarship for 2002. Knudsen is a student at Central Lakes College and plans to continue her studies for a degree in mass communications.
The following recently were sentenced in Crow Wing District Court for misdemeanor underage consumption:
BAXTER -- Brainerd and Baxter police set up roadblocks and surrounded a house on Cedar Scenic Drive in Baxter Monday morning in an attempt to arrest a suspect who violated an order for protection and wouldn't come out of the house.
LASTRUP -- Two people suffered minor injuries early Sunday morning after the car they were in struck a horse on Highway 27, seven miles east of Lastrup in Morrison County, the State Patrol reported.
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Fire Department responded to a house fire at 8 p.m. Saturday about three miles west of Pequot Lakes off Cass County Road 17 in Maple Township.
Parties fight to last voter for control of Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With control of the Senate to be determined by several close races, Republicans are counting on voters who worry about the nation's security while Democrats seek to attract those angered by a bad economy.
American Indians emerging as a new force in politics
ONAMIA -- Standing under portraits of chiefs one night a few weeks ago, state Rep. Sondra Erickson told the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe that she believes their reservation no longer exists.
Those who have voted in every election for 50 years honored
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Christine McConnell cast her first ballot just 10 years after women received the right to vote and more than four decades before the nation's voting age was lowered to 18.
Candidates trying to woo Indian votes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ignored in elections for generations, American Indians are being courted this year in close races in South Dakota and Southwestern states.
Study: Paying too much attention to spouse's back pain can make it worse
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Paying too much attention to a spouse's back pain can make it worse, and leaving the spouse alone can make it better, according to a study presented by German psychologists.
The Brainerd City Council meets Monday. Read about action taken by the council in Tuesday's Dispatch.
Check Web sites for polling places, election results
Thanks to political redistricting that followed the 2000 census many area voters may find themselves in new political districts and may have to cast their ballots at new polling sites in Tuesday's election.
El Ray Cafe in Motley closes for failure to pay sales tax
MOTLEY -- The state revoked the sales tax permit for the El Ray Cafe in Motley, stating the business failed to file and pay state sales tax.
The Brainerd School District's Finance/Insurance Committee will meet 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the district office to hear an audit presentation from Larson Allen Weishair and Co. The committee will discuss budget revisions for 2003.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 4 - 30 years ago (1972) - The new city charter, Sunday liquor and a host of races will be decided in Brainerd and Crow Wing County when voters go to the polls. Brainerd voters, once more, will be making use of voting machines.
Thielens overwhelmed with bacon orders after NY food critic praises it
PIERZ -- Generations from now, when Pierz schoolchildren explain to their own children why the tiny farming community in Morrison County is well-known throughout the country, they simply need to whisper one word:
The Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace sponsored a peace vigil Saturday at Highways 371 and 210 in Baxter.
A Page 6A cutline in Sunday's Dispatch should have said Bob Hurst of Nisswa served in the Korean War.
Mild earthquake centered in Nebraska
O'NEILL, Neb. (AP) -- A mild earthquake centered near the Nebraska-South Dakota state line was felt in parts of three states Sunday.
Tennessee voters to decide lottery's fate
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- It's a moral issue. It's not a moral issue.
Police investigating another shooting for link to sniper
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Authorities are investigating whether the sniper suspects may have shot a man a month before the Washington-area attacks in the town where the ex-wife of one of the suspects lives.
Dozens injured in 194-car pileup
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities said drivers were going too fast for foggy conditions before a massive freeway pileup of nearly 200 cars and big-rig trucks that injured 41 people, nine critically.
First lady turns 56 on campaign trail
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- There may be no worse timing for a political spouse than to have an early November birthday -- that annual day in the sun is guaranteed to be overshadowed by the need to hustle for votes on Election Day. This year, Laura Bush may have it worst of all.
Federal Reserve expected to cut rates
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve is likely to move four-decades-low interest rates even lower this week in the face of rising worry that the struggling economy is headed for rougher times.
Earthquake rattles Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A violent earthquake slammed a remote area of Alaska's interior, shutting down the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, opening 6-foot-wide cracks in highways and making lakes slosh as far away as Louisiana. The magnitude 7.9 quake was one of the strongest ever recorded in the United States.
First chronic wasting case found in Illinois
ROSCOE, Ill. (AP) -- State wildlife officials have confirmed Illinois' first known case of chronic wasting disease in deer.
Law acknowledges wrong decisions in abuse cases
BOSTON (AP) -- Alleged victims of sexually abusive priests welcomed an acknowledgment from Cardinal Bernard Law that he made wrong decisions in dealing with abuse, but said there is still work to be done in restoring their trust in the church.
College football title race has new view
At noon on Saturday, there were eight undefeated teams and myriad possibilities of who would play in a national championship game still two months away.
Karl Malone, fighting a head cold, got into early foul trouble and went scoreless on 0-for-7 shooting in Seattle's 91-77 victory over the Utah Jazz. It was the first time Malone, who ranks second on the NBA's career scoring list, has been shut out in 18 NBA seasons.
Denver opens with sweep
Defending WCHA champion Denver opened their conference schedule with a two-game sweep of Wisconsin this weekend.
Singh finally finds redemption at East Lake
ATLANTA (AP) -- Vijay Singh finally earned redemption in the Tour Championship, but not before a brief reflection on his troubled past at East Lake.
At Tampa, Fla.
Rice, Bledsoe fall to old teams
Neither Jerry Rice nor Drew Bledsoe were treated very nicely by their former teams.
Family says Michigan State QB struggling with substance abuse
DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan State quarterback Jeff Smoker is battling substance abuse and has sought help, the university said in a statement.
Wisconsin football player injured in domestic fight
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin running back Anthony Davis has been stabbed in the left thigh in a domestic dispute.
Lori A. Hoppe
RANDALL -- Lori A. Hoppe, 41, Randall, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at her home.
Eva J. Thiel
STAPLES -- Eva Joy Thiel, 75, Staples, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Greater Staples Hospital.
Melvin W. Harry
STAPLES -- Melvin W. Harry, 73, Staples, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at Greater Staples Care Center.
PINE RIVER -- Doris Sundermeyer, 73, Pine River, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Ivan I. Hendrickson
Ivan I. Hendrickson, 82, Brainerd, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Reynold E. Leikvoll
LITTLE FALLS -- Reynold E. Leikvoll, 82, Little Falls, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at home.
Lola Larsen, 74, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
James 'Jim' O. Swanson
UPSALA -- James Oliver "Jim" Swanson, 74, Upsala, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Alfreda Gunborg Anderson
CROSBY -- Alfreda Gunborg Anderson, 97, Crosby, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Lavern M. Conley
Lavern M. Conley, 76, Brainerd, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Florence 'Tina' Kappes
NEW BRIGHTON -- Florence "Tina" Kappes, 82, New Brighton, formerly of Little Falls, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
The Senate split
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
The shooting goes on
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
The Bush administration is preparing to use military force to prevent one rogue regime, Iraq, from wielding weapons of mass destruction while mobilizing diplomatic and economic pressure to disarm another, North Korea.
Benson breaks into win column at Rockingham
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Johnny Benson had to be pushed into Victory Lane the first time he ever earned the right to go there.
Bush salutes Wellstone while in St. Paul
ST. PAUL (AP) -- President Bush paid solemn tribute Sunday to Sen. Paul Wellstone, the Democrat killed last month in a plane crash, but fought to derail Walter Mondale's bid to succeed Wellstone, telling Minnesotans that Republican Norm Coleman is the state's future.
Red Wing strike enters third week
RED WING (AP) -- Red Wing schools canceled classes for a third week with no immediate talks planned to help end a strike by teachers.
Independent Barkley is interim senator
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura named fellow Independence Party member Dean Barkley as interim senator Monday, leaving the Senate split 49-49 with two independents.
State deer herd reaches record levels
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota's deer herd is at record numbers and officials are counting on a large harvest from hunters this fall to keep the herd manageable, the Department of Natural Resources said.
Coleman, Mondale debate
ST. PAUL -- Walter Mondale attacked Norm Coleman for his vision of the future and the votes he would make in the U.S. Senate, while Coleman derided Mondale's criticism as part of the divisive tone that needs to change in politics.
Poll: Pawlenty, Moe atop race for governor
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The race for governor is boiling down to Republican Tim Pawlenty and Democrat Roger Moe while Tim Penny of the Independence Party is losing support, according to two new polls published Sunday.
Five musicians inducted in Minnesota Music Hall of Fame
NEW ULM (AP) -- Five musicians were inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame over the weekend.
Man who died while being restrained by Minneapolis police identified
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The man who died while Minneapolis police officers tried to restrain him was identified Sunday as Christopher Steven Burns, the Hennepin County medical examiner's office said.
Cosmos bar shuttered after sting
COSMOS (AP) -- A strip bar allegedly engaged in prostitution was closed after an undercover raid, authorities said.
Polls have different leaders in Senate race
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A week after Sen. Paul Wellstone's death in a plane crash, the man who replaced him on the Democratic ticket and his Republican challenger are running neck-and-neck in the polls.
Cardinal girls second
NORTHFIELD -- It will be a long year for the Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' cross country running team.
NORTHFIELD -- Surprise, surprise.
SWIMMING and DIVING
Grunewald finishes 27th
NORTHFIELD -- It's sometimes the littlest things that can make the biggest differences between a top 25 finish at the Class 2A state cross country meet and the rest of the field.
Warrior girls run to 12th place
NORTHFIELD -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' cross country team has history on its side.
Canucks put Wild away early
ST. PAUL (AP) -- It only took a little more than a minute for the Vancouver Canucks to put away the Minnesota Wild.
Miller leads Pacers past Wolves
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Brad Miller approaches the glass with only one mission: Grab every rebound. What he didn't get against Minnesota, his teammates did.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Finally, a breakout game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense.
Buckeyes demolish Gophers
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State's defense appreciates being tested.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy to cloudy this morning...Becoming partly sunny this afternoon. Highs mainly in the 40s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny west. Mostly cloudy east. Highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s.
Weather drawing by Jacobi La Prairie in the Lowell School first-grade class of Gayle Kub.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy to mostly sunny. Highs in the 40s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Clouds this morning...Decreasing from west to east this afternoon. Highs from the mid 30s far north to the mid 40s south.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy this morning. Becoming partly cloudy this afternoon. Highs from the mid 30s far north to mid 40s far south.
Names and faces
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) -- Rosie O'Donnell says that if she still had her talk show, she would use it as a forum to defend Martha Stewart.
Party with Islamic roots wins Turkish elections
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- After an overwhelming victory in Turkey's elections, a party with Islamic roots pledged to maintain the nation's pro-Western stance, quickly moving to soothe worries that this crucial U.S. ally would undergo a radical shift toward Islam.
United Nations hopes for U.S. backing to expand international force in Kabul
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations' top envoy to Afghanistan believes the United States may be warming to an expansion of the international forces now trying to keep security in Kabul to other parts of the country plagued by fighting and lawlessness.
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